Advanced Track & Trace
ATT Advanced Track & Trace is the company behind the digitized markingandtracking
method that allows companies to verify whether their shipments are where they are
supposed to be in real time. A French company, ATT is the subsidiary of the LAMY
Energies & Technologies Group. The company is headquartered in RueilMalmaison,
near Paris. The company's Vector Seal technology stamps each product package with a unique, digitally created ID mark and track it via scanners during its entire journey to the end user. Codes are stamped in visible and hidden form on packages top revent thieves from repacking fake goods in the original containers.
The company's clients include spare parts, perfumes and cosmetics, luxury,
pharmaceutical, beverage, banking and insurance, institutions, generally in areas
sensitive to counterfeiting, diversion, falsification and tampering problems.
Brightcove is an online video platform that empowers video producers and programmers to build broadband businesses while giving viewers more
choices and control over their use of video and television.
The company recently introduced Brightcove 3, its new online
video platform, which has seen market adoption among
customers including New York Times, AOL, Conde Nast and
Times Online. Founded in 2004, Brightcove is a SoftwareasaService
(SaaS) business with offices across North America, Europe
and Asia. The UKbased company recently expanded with a
new European office in Germany and the establishment of a
majorityowned subsidiary in Japan, Brightcove KK.
Etsy's mission is to enable people to make their living making things.
Etsy's Maria Thomas figured in BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People
on the Web list last year. Etsy has over a million members who buy from
its more than 100,000 artists, majority of them women. Each day, 4,000
new customers and 400 new artists join. Investors, including venture firm
Accel, who put in $27 million in January.The USbased company was founded in 2005.
Gameforge is the largest independent supplier of browserand
Clientbased MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games) worldwide.
The German company offers more than 12 games in over 50
languages. More than 65 million players have already registered
for Gameforge games, and more than 14 million people actively
play the company's online titles. OGame, a strategic space
simulation game with thousands of players across the world, is
one of the best known browserbased MMOGs from the Karlsruhe
gaming specialist. Klaas Kersting and Alexander Roesner established Gameforge in December 2003. The investment firm Accel Partners has claimed a share in the company since August 2007.
JiGrahak Mobility Solution Pvt Ltd
One of the two Indian IT companies in the list, JiGrahak provides "ngpay", India's first
endtoend, and mass market mobile commerce service. The Bangalorebased
company was founded in 2003. The company recently tied up with HDFC Bank to offer mobile banking services to the bank's customers. The service enables HDFC
customers to get account statements, enquire about cheque book
requests, get fixed deposit enquiry and transfer fund to any HDFC
bank account or nonHDFC bank holder using the ngpay platform.
Today, ngpay reportedly has 65 clients including with 230,000 users of the platform. The
company claims about 40,000 are joining every month.
Mint.com is a free Web application that allows users to automatically
track and analyse their financial transactions, set budgets, and even
send balance updates in text messages to cell phones.
The company was founded in March 2007 by then26yearold
Aaron Patzer. Designed to be effortless, Mint.com takes less than five minutes to set up. Mint then does the rest, securely downloading transaction data from more than 7,500 US financial institutions on a daily basis.
Mojix, Inc develops signal processing products for wireless applications. Founded in 2004 by a team of former JPL/NASA scientists and engineers, the company's vision is to apply breakthroughs in deep space communications to exponentially refine the precision, reach and scope of RFID technology. The company's recent offerings provide greater flexibility to deliver energy to RFID tags in a variety of use cases, and reduce the total cost of ownership of RFIDenabled portals, dock doors, racks or other EPC RFID tag interrogation spaces.
Launched in 2007, the mPedigree initiative actively engages stakeholders in
developing nations towards safer drugs via a combination of stepped up
enforcement and carefully crafted technology.
MPedigree has developed a service that allows consumers to instantly
verify the source of pharmaceuticals at no cost at the point of purchase, using standard
mobile phones. Since the service is free, users need not own a phone; they can simply
borrow one from someone nearby. Drug manufacturers pay for the text messages. The
oneyearold company based in Accra, was cofounded
by Bright Simons, a 27yearold
The company has been awarded the Technology Pioneer Award for 2009
for its technical innovations in affordable computing access.
The new technology allows a full virtual Windows desktop that can be
accessed through any internet connected to the computer, and soon any
internetconnected device. Nivio has also developed an online service
bundled with a device small, affordable ($100) which can be substituted
as a CPU.
Qifang, which takes its name from the poem, `Let a hundred flowers
bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend', is a Web service that
operates under the simple principle: Everyone should be able to get an
education, no matter their financial means.
Using P2P lending, the Shanghai Company helps poor students find
funding for higher education. Qifang has launched an online, persontoperson
lending service that gives students the means to find friends, employers, or philanthropists willing to help fund their educational goals. The service also addresses regional income disparity by facilitating borrowing from other regions. The company was founded in 2007 by Calvin Chin, an Americanborn
Chinese, who graduated from Yale University.
Slide Inc is an online personal media network. It enables users to
create photos and videos in www.slide.com, as well as view them on
Web or desktop. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco,
California. Recently, Slide Inc launched FunSpace Channels, which will enable Facebook users to discover and share the hottest TV, music and celebrity video content.
SpinVox is the creator and global leader in an entirely new
category of communications which it has called VoicetoScreen.
The company provides products to capture spoken messages,
convert them into text, and deliver the message to a destination. It offers voicemail
products to get the message; Memo products to send message to the email inbox; Blast
products, which enable its users to tell group the news by speaking a text or email; and
Text products to speak without having to thumb a message and respond to incoming
texts by speaking reply. It serves network operators and corporate markets. The
company was founded in 2003 and is based in Marlow, the United Kingdom.
Tideway provides data center search software that continuously consumes and
transforms IT data into intelligence, including identifying application
software components and interrelationships and mapping them to
physical and virtual infrastructure. The company provides a shared platform for technologists to visualize and report on the data they need to make informed decisions. The single, automated view of application topology enables enterprises to cut costs, reduce risk and better manage change.
Ubiquisys Ltd is a mobile communications company which designs and develops
communications devices for mobile operators and consumers.
The company provides ZoneGate femtocell system, a small plugandplay
device that plugs into home or office broadband
connection and provides 3G coverage in the home and office, as
well as supports various mobile services. Ubiquisys Ltd was
founded in 2004 and is based in Swindon, United Kingdom. In
September 2008 the company announced that Softbank would
be the world's first operator to offer commercial 3G femtocell
services using the ZoneGate. Ubiquisys is funded by Accel Partners, Advent Venture
Partners, Atlas Venture, Google and TMobile
TraceTracker Innovation ASA
TraceTracker Innovation ASA is a software service company
which provides traceability systems to the food and beverage
industries. The company offers global traceability network
(GTNet), a subscriptionbased solution for enabling
companies to perform electronic traceability.
The company's solutions trace every step of production from raw materials to the retail
shelf and address health and wellness imperatives, anticounterfeiting
measures and a wide range of social and environmental initiatives, such as fair trade and biodiversity. The company offers traceability survey, data mapping, XML export, testing, and automation services, as well as various professional services in traceability and related fields. TraceTracker Innovation was founded in 2000 and is based in Heddesheim, Germany. It has additional offices in Milan, Italy; Singapore, Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; San Francisco, California; and Toronto, Canada.