Startups of the Day: Geeks Going Global

Instead of having the "startup of the day" spotlighting one startup, we'll have the "startups" (plural) of the day as a lot of startups shined yesterday at our Menlo Park campus when they pitched their products to North England. The 3-4 winners of the "stimulus package" to set up shop in Northern England will be announced soon. In the meanwhile, here's a synopsis of all the cool companies. 

QLess is a patent-pending, interactive service that lets customers use their cell phones to hold their spots in line. The average American spends over 2 waking years of his life waiting in line, so QLess is quite literally a life saver! One of QLess customers is TMobile. More

Support Intelligence applies modern machine learning algorithms to large volumes of aggregated traffic data to protect privacy by providinghigh quality, actionable information on malicious network activity so businesses can protect customers and employees from harm. More

Visuvi is an visual-based search engine with patent pending technology in content-based image recognition. Visuvi's search engine examines the content and patterns within an image, categorizes that information via mathematical indexing and delivers search results of images with similar characteristics. Visuvi's analysis is entirely machine generated examining the content of the image itself and does not rely on text. More

Game Attain is a gaming recommendation engine that aggregates video games content. Game Attain is also developing technology that is going to make user interaction and experience more accessible to game developers. More

Verismart Software is a core technology provider dedicated to reducing the cost structure and to advancing energy efficiency in information technology lab environments, datacenters, service centers and business service ecosystems. More

Object Security OpenPMF product makes application security manageable, cheaper, and less risky. It helps security professionals and application developers automatically secure today’s large, interconnected, rapidly evolving applications (e.g. SOA with BPM, Cloud, legacy). Main customers are deployments including US Navy & Air Force & a European air traffic control simulation & training project. More

Proficient Design designs low power design solutions, custom analog and mixed signal IP development.  Proficient Design has taped out several chips needing custom IP development. More

Embarkons is a peer-to-peer network for ventures. It allows users to share, discuss and build their ideas. You can jot down an idea, go to the marketplace with it and solve challenges. It's a more efficient way to get seed funding. It currently has 40,000 people and 15,000 projects. More

LinkedNow is a social networking platform for working professionals and has two main goals. First to help find, review and talk about what's great - and not so great - about current and past employers. Secondly, LinkedNow wants to enable best ways of looking for a new job online. Very handy! More

Cubetree allows employees to share ideas and get feedback across organization boundaries. It basically brings social networking inside the enterprise. The policy controls features give HR and IT the ability to ensure the products/services comply with corporate policies. SAP is the largest customer. More

Chyngle is a B2B mobile application platform which enables any venue to create a branded, custom mobile application to enhance the customer experience during events, increase venue and vendor revenue and communicate directly to attendees through their own interactive in-pocket marketing channel. Chyngle works with stadiums, malls, airports, theme parks, schools, resorts, hotels, cruise ships, casinos, conferences, etc. More

Cloudmach disruptive technology renders the 3D world in a cloud and delivers immersive 3D graphics to Web browsers using AJAX. That allows the technology to ubiquitously integrate into social networks leveraging existing social graphs. CloudCards is a Facebook application that allows users to create animated 3D postcards, and send them to their friends. More

Micello’s mobile application allows people to navigate and explore indoor places and give users highly relevant information depending on their exact location. For example, the application can show the sales in a shopping mall, your Twitter followers in a conference, and who’s planning to attend class during any given day in college. More

Ovalpath brings multi-media, location-based social networking. Ovalpath provides Lifeblogging allowing users to document their lives via mobile based video, photos, voice, text, personal interactions and places of interest by location and on a real-time basis. More

PebbleJet E-Commerce On-Demand service can take a business online in hours without investing significant capital. Some of PebbleJet customers include: Pfizer, Genentech, AstroZeneca. More

HearPlanet is a mobile audio discovery guide - it's like having a professional tour guide providing coverage for hundreds of locations, with additional enhanced content added daily. It also offers a geolocation device to discover instant info on things that are nearby. More


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