With the huge Collision tech conference starting April 26, CB Insights and our partners KPMG thought it would be useful to determine which of the thousands of exhibitors at the annual event have the most momentum going into the show.
We analyzed lists of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors using our company upload tool, which found matches for 260+ companies in the CB Insights database. We then applied our Mosaic algorithm, which tracks the health of private companies, to come up with this list of 11 companies you should be sure to check out in New Orleans.
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1. Upwork Global
Upwork Global is a freelance talent marketplace. The company is the result of the 2013 merger of Elance and Odesk. Now, as the largest freelance marketplace, Upwork connects businesses looking for short-term and freelance help with online workers. It offers both hourly and milestone-based jobs, and handles all invoicing and payment processing, in a bid to guarantee quality of work and timeliness of pay.
Select Investors: Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, and Sigma Partners
Total Disclosed Funding: $75M
Giphy offers a gif search engine and a platform with a host of features targeted at gif artists, brands, publishers, enthusiasts, bloggers, and anyone looking to discover or create that next big meme.
Select Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Betaworks, CAA Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and RRE Ventures
Total Disclosed Funding: $74.5M
Robinhood is a zero-fee stock-trading app available for consumers. Users can track stock performance and trade with no commission, rather than paying fees to competing online brokerages.
Select Investors: Index Ventures and New Enterprise Associates
Total Disclosed Funding: $66M
4. Branch Metrics
Branch Metrics provides free deep-linking technology for developers to gain and retain users. In the past it wasn’t possible to link to the pages within apps the same way you could link to pages on the open web. But with the emergence of deep linking and vendors like Branch, it’s now possible. Branch claims well-known companies like Pinterest, Redfin, Hotel Tonight, Jet, BuzzFeed, Ticketmaster, and Dubsmash among its customers.
Select Investors: New Enterprise Associates, Pejman Mar Ventures
Total Disclosed Funding: $53M
August develops a smart lock, mobile apps, and cloud-based access control, and it aims to offer homeowners, property managers, and guests a way to control home access, bridging the gap between service providers and homeowners. August’s lock system enables users to lock and unlock their door, create virtual keys for guests, and know who comes and goes, from their smartphone.
Select Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners, SoftTech VC, and Qualcomm Ventures
Total Disclosed Funding: $48M
6. Leap Motion
Leap Motion is a motion-control software and hardware company that develops 3D motion-control and motion-sensing technology. The Leap technology senses how you naturally move your hands, to help you interact with virtual objects like you do in the real world.
Select Investors: Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and SOSventures
Total Disclosed Funding: $44M
PubNub is a Data Stream Network (DSN) with an API that enables its customers to connect, scale, and manage real-time applications and internet of things (IoT) devices.
Select Investors: Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Relay Ventures
Total Disclosed Funding: $40.5M
IFTTT (If This Then That), is a simple way to create connections between any two web applications, triggering an action on one every time any event you specify happens on another. For example, if one posted on Twitter, that same post would appear on Facebook (if that was the desired trigger) because of the IFTTT technology.
Select Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Norwest Venture Partners
Total Disclosed Funding: $38.5M
Select Investors: Kizoo Technology Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, and Reed Elsevier Ventures
Total Disclosed Funding: $33.5M
Moz is a Seattle-based marketing software company. Moz is a provider of search engine, social optimization, and marketing software. MozPro, the Moz flagship product, provides data to help customers better understand SEO metrics.
Select Investors: Foundry Group annd Ignition Partners
Total Disclosed Funding: $29.3M
Affectiva has developed emotion-measurement software and analytics technology. Affectiva‘s technology shows how consumers engage with digital content; developers are able to add motion-sensing and analytics technology to their applications to better measure and analyze emotions from facial expressions.
Select Investors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Horizons Ventures, Myrian Capital, and WPP
Total Disclosed Funding: $24.2M
Which companies are you most excited to see? Let us know by mentioning @CBInsights and #CollisionConf on Twitter. And if you’re headed to Collision, let us know in the comments! Our partners at KPMG are major sponsors of the event – be sure to stop by their booth.
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