Thursday, 4 December 2014

Latest IT startup gems unearthed in Tech Trailblazers Awards shortlist


Voting is now open: help decide 2015's trailblazers

The Tech Trailblazers Awards, the first annual awards program for enterprise information technology startups, today announced the third edition finalists in the categories of Big Data, Cloud,Emerging Markets, Mobile, Networking, Security, Storage, Sustainable IT, Virtualization, as well as new additions 'FinTech' and 'IoT' (Internet of Things) categories, and the 'Firestarter Award'.

The winners of the Tech Trailblazers Awards will be determined by the voting public and an esteemed judging panel. Voting closes at 23.59pm Pacific Time on 16th January 2015. Which startups deserve winners' titles? Help decide their fate by casting your vote on the Tech Trailblazers Website.

This edition has introduced two new tech categories: 'IoT' and 'FinTech', as well as the new 'Firestarter Award'. The 'Firestarter Award' is open to category startups 2 years and younger, and below Series A funding. It is a new bursary created to ensure that entry fees are not a barrier for new startups who are still securing major funding from VCs. The shortlist is a diverse group of startups from the different technology categories, and acknowledges the youngest startups for their concept and development in the first two years. Now the judges have made their choices, entrants eagerly await your votes to decide the trendsetters of 2015...

Tech Trailblazers Awards has welcomed a range of entrants this year - with 26% more startups than the previous year.

Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards, said "The quality of entrant submissions this year has been extremely high, and with so many different startups (now including IoT and FinTech enterprises) this is the Tech Trailblazers Awards most wide-ranging year yet for enterprise IT. It's been a difficult task for the judging panel to pick the frontrunners from such a talented startup roster, but the scores are on the doors and it's now time for the general public to make their mark! We wish all the Tech Trailblazers finalists the best of luck in the awards."

Tech Trailblazers Awards Third Edition Finalists

Big Data
- EnergyDeck (@EnergyDeck), www.energydeck.com - London, UK
- Flying Binary (@FlyingBinary), www.flyingbinary.com - London, UK
- NGDATA (@NGDATA_com), www.ngdata.com - New York, USA
- ParStream (@ParStream), www.parstream.com - CA, USA
- SQream Technologies (@SQreamTech), www. sqreamtech.com - Ramat Gan, Israel
- Tarmin (@Tarmin101), www.tarmin.com - Boston, USA
Cloud
- EnergyDeck (@EnergyDeck), www.energydeck.com - London, UK
- Gridstore (@Gridstore), www.gridstore.com - CA, USA
- Perspecsys (@Perspecsys), www.perspecsys.com - London, UK
- RackWare (@RackWare), www.rackwareinc.com - CA, USA
- SaltStack (@SaltStackInc), www.saltstack.com - Utah, USA
- SimpliVity (@SimpliVityCorp), www.simplivity.com - Boston, USA
- SlimCut Media (@SlimCutMedia), www.slimcutmedia.com - Toronto, Canada
Emerging Markets
- Fortis Innovations (@FortisKenya), www.fortisinnovations.com - Nairobi, Kenya
- Ideacentric www.ideacentricglobal.com - Lagos, Nigeria
- Nerve (@NerveMobilewww.nervemobile.com - Lagos, Nigeria
- Sr. Pago (@SrPagoOficial), www.srpago.com - Álvaro Obregón, Mexico
- Tambero (@Tamberoweb), www.tambero.com - Argentina
- Temasys Communications (@Temasysrtc), www.temasys.com.sg - Singapore
Fintech
- Copsonic (@CopSonic), www.copsonic.com - Montauban, France
- 6Fusion (@6fusion), www.6fusion.com - North Carolina, USA
- Percentile (@pcentile), www.percentile.co.uk - London, UK
- Sr. Pago (@SrPagoOficial), www.srpago.com - Álvaro Obregón, Mexico
IOT
- Cyberlightning (@Cyber_lightning), www.cyberlightning.com - Oulu, Finland
- EnergyDeck (@EnergyDeck), www.energydeck.com - London, UK
- Flying Binary (@FlyingBinary), www.flyingbinary.com - London, UK
- Oort (@Oort_in), www.oort.in - CA, USA
Mobile
- Bluebox Security (@BlueboxSec), www.bluebox.com - CA, USA
- Copsonic (@CopSonic), www.copsonic.com - Montauban, France
- FieldAware (@FieldAware), www.fieldaware.com - Texas, USA
- Jmango (@Jmango360), www.jmango.net - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Perspecsys (@Perspecsys), www.perspecsys.com - London, UK
- Purple WiFi Ltd (@PurpleWiFi ), www.purplewifi.com - Ashton Under Lyne, UK
Networking
- CENTRI Technology (@CentriTech), www.centritechnology.com - Washington, USA
- Fedr8 (@Fedr8), www.fedr8.com - Surrey, UK
- Pluribus Networks (@PluribusNet), www.pluribusnetworks.com - CA, USA
- Racktivity (@Racktivity), www.racktivity.com - Lochristi, Belgium
- Sideband Networks (@SidebandNet), www.sidebandnetworks.com - CA, USA
Security
- Agari (@AgariInc), www.agari.com - CA, USA
- Bluebox Security (@BlueboxSec), www.bluebox.com - CA, USA
- CloudLock (@CloudLock), www.cloudlock.com - Waltham, USA
- Crypho (@getCrypho), www.crypho.com - Harpunveien, Norway
- Cyberlytic Limited (@CyberlyticUK), www.cyberlytic.com - London, UK
- ZeroFOX (@ZeroFOX), www.zerofox.com - Baltimore, USA
Storage
- A3CUBE (@A3CubeInc) - www.a3cube-inc.com - CA, USA
- DataGravity (@DataGravityInc) - www.datagravity.com - New Hampshire, USA
- Gridstore (@Gridstore) - www.gridstore.com - CA, USA
- PernixData (@PernixData) - www.pernixdata.com - CA, USA
- Silicon Safe (@SiliconSafe) - www.siliconsafe.com - Cambridge, UK
- SolidFire (@SolidFire) - www.solidfire.com - Colorado, USA
Sustainable IT
- Eco4Cloud (@Eco4Cloud), www.eco4cloud.com - Rende CS, Italy
- EnergyDeck (@EnergyDeck), www.energydeck.com - London, UK
- Iceotope (@Iceotope) - www.iceotope.com - Sheffield, UK
- Racktivity (@Racktivity), www.racktivity.com - Lochristi, Belgium
- Upside Energy (@UpsideEnergy), www.upside.com - Cheshire, UK
Virtualization
- DataGravity (@DataGravityInc), www.datagravity.com - Nashua, USA
- NIMBOXX (@NIMBOXX), www.nimboxx.com - Austin, USA
- PernixData (@PernixData) - www.pernixdata.com - CA, USA
- Pluribus Networks (@PluribusNet), www.pluribusnetworks.com - CA, USA
- Thoughtonomy (@Thoughtonomy), www.thoughtonomy.co.uk - Kent, UK
- VMTurbo (@VMTurbo), www.vmturbo.com - Boston, USA
Firestarter Award
- Copsonic (@CopSonic), www.copsonic.com - Montauban, France
- Crypho (@getCrypho), www.crypho.com - Harpunveien, Norway
- Cyberlytic Limited (@CyberlyticUK), www.cyberlytic.com - London, UK
- Oort (@Oort_in), www.oort.in - CA, USA
- Percentile (@pcentile), www.percentile.co.uk - London, UK
- Silicon Safe (@SiliconSafe) - www.siliconsafe.com - Cambridge, UK
- Temasys Communications (@Temasysrtc), www.temasys.com.sg - Singapore
- Upside Energy (@UpsideEnergy), www.upside.com - Cheshire, UK