Big50-2017 Startup Spotlight: Shiftgig

Shiftgig What they do: Provide a cloud-based, on-demand labor marketplace that connects businesses with qualified, vetted workers. Problem they solve: With 20 million Americans working in part-time jobs, the hourly worker market has expanded rapidly in the past few years. Typical hourly workers may desire to work additional shifts beyond their regular jobs, but most…

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Big50-2017 Startup Spotlight: Cybereason

Cybereason What they do: Provide a real-time threat-detection platform. Problem they solve: New types of cyber-threats, especially Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), aren’t easily combatted by traditional perimeter-based security. They’re hard to detect and nearly impossible to fend off using traditional tools. Meanwhile, hackers are getting more sophisticated and have automated toolkits and even botnets they…

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Introducing the Big50-2017

The Big50-2017, featuring the top startups of the year, will launch tomorrow morning right here on Startup50. The Big50 has undergone some big changes for 2017. First off, the report will not be. . . well, a report. Instead, Startup50 will feature Big50 winners one by one on this site. For those of you who…

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Big50-2017 Content Challenge #1

Update: Content Challenge Q&A Replay Thanks to everyone who called in and emailed with their Content Challenge questions. We discussed the process, changes from last year, and what I’ll ultimately do with all of these story pitches. We covered a lot of ground, but if I didn’t get to your question, please email me. And…

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Big50-2017 Group 3 Vote

Vote for your favorite startups in Group 3. The top 24 startups will move on to round 2 of the Big50-2017 startup competition.   Scroll down past the descriptions to vote or go here.    Vote closes: 5 PM PT, Monday, June 5, 2017 ****Top 24 from Group 3 move on to round 2****  …

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Big50-2017 Group 2 Vote

Scroll down past the descriptions to vote or go here.  ****Top 24 from Group 2 move on to round 2****   Adlumin Founded: 2016 CEO: Robert S. Johnston What they do: Detect and stop identity-based attacks.   Alooma Founded: 2013 CEO: Yoni Broyde What they do: Offer a “data pipeline” service.   Aqua Security Founded:…

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Big50-2017 Group 1 Vote

  Scroll down past the descriptions to vote or go here.   ****Top 24 from Group 1 move on to round 2**** AirMap Founded: 2015 CEO: Ben Marcus What they do: They are building the “airspace services platform” to make “drones part of everyday life.” Alation Founded: 2012 CEO: Satyen Sangani What they do: Provide…

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