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Belly

Belly is a universal loyalty program that offers unique and exceptional rewards to local businesses through a single customer loyalty card. Belly replaces traditional "Buy 10, Get 1 Free" punch cards with a rewards platform that is tailored to each business' personality, connecting customers on a much more personalized level to the places they already love.

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BenchPrep

BenchPrep was launched in January of 2009 to offer study preparations tools for the GMAT and has since expanded to nine titles. BenchPrep apps are now available for subject areas ranging from K-12 to test prep to professional certifications and focus on social learning, data analytics, and cross-device synchronization to make the overall learning experience convenient, engaging and fun. The Company works with best-in-class education publishers including McGraw Hill Professional, Law School Admission Council and American Council on Education. The Company is in the process of building the world's first cross-platform educational apps publishing platform that focuses on the social and analytical aspects of learning. Watermelon’s content-agnostic solution delivers interactive apps on smart phones (iPhone, Android), tablets (iPad, Kindle), desktop (Windows, Mac) and the Web.

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Benzinga

Benzinga is a news and analysis service that focuses on global markets. Benzinga provides original, accurate and timely global financial content every day. The service features content from industry experts and experienced analysts while also covering the news of the day.

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Beyond Games

Beyond Games is developing high fidelity, AAA games catered to the hardcore market on smartphone & tablet devices.

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Boom Technology

Boom was founded on the philosophy that we need to overcome the challenges to supersonic passenger flight, not surrender to them. They're making a supersonic aircraft affordable for business travel. Their ultimate goal is routine supersonic flight for everyone.

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Catalytic

Catalytic is building solutions to build, run, and improve business processes. The company is led by a team of accomplished technologists with experience building and scaling tech businesses.

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Classkick

Created by teachers and engineers, Classkick is a magic whiteboard on tablets where students work and get immediate help from their instructor and peers. This is crucial because in school the #1 driver of learning is student feedback.

With the app, teachers add content in seconds, see every students' work at once, and cut grading time in half. Students can raise their hand privately and engage each other with peer help. Best of all, it’s free!

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Cleversense

The Clever Sense Platform makes sense of the real world by harvesting and sifting through the vast amount of information available on the Web. The platform is designed to connect the online world with the offline world: delivering the right information to the users in the right context (right time, right place, right intent).

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Acquired by Google

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Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is the most fun, simple and private way to meet quality singles. Leveraging Facebook social graph, CMB introduces members to singles close to their network, one person a day at noon.

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Contently

Contently is an open marketplace for writers and publishers. Contently provides a platform where real journalists can manage their freelance careers and where brands-turned-publishers can create and manage editorial operations. We like to think of ourselves as the "anti-content-farm."

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DoubleDutch

DoubleDutch is leading the way in the deconstruction of enterprise software. The company has introduced the world’s first mobile CRM application suite for events, sales teams, and other enterprise workgroups. Currently in use by leading companies like Cisco, Lowe’s, Wells Fargo, and others, DoubleDutch's mobile, social software applications help companies manage leads, deals, and ongoing customer relationships. DoubleDutch's continuously expanding portfolio of software solutions includes a white-label app for events and a mobile CRM opportunity management app.

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DraftDay

DraftDay offers short term fantasy sports games for real money. Game buy-ins range from free to $500, and all major US professional sports are offered.

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Acquired by MGT

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Drivin

With a first-of-its-kind intelligent marketplace, DRIVIN helps you optimize your inventory and increase profitability. We’ll acquire the right used vehicles for your lot based on your dealership’s unique standards and market, and eliminate unwanted inventory. It’s time to reimagine your inventory strategy.

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Acquired by KAR Auction Services

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ElaCarte

E la Carte deploys Prestos, custom touchscreen tablets, on restaurant tables so guests can order food, play games, and pay. Now you can scroll through mouth-watering pictures of every dish, customize your meal, order another round of drinks, and split the bill easily among friends - all at the touch of a button and without having to wait. With offices in Chicago, Boston, New York, and Silicon Valley, E la Carte is revolutionizing the restaurant experience across the nation. Coming soon to a restaurant table near you!

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Eventup

Eventup helps people find and book venues for their events. It is the only comprehensive guide to over 5,000 commercial and residential venues ranging from swanky Malibu beach homes and celebrity mansions, to wineries and art galleries and small clubs and large banquet halls. Eventup will save you hours of research looking for the perfect venue. Plus, you're connected directly to the venues to request quotes, schedule site visits and manage all your event details. It's free and easy.

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Expel

Expel is a cyber security company founded by prominent industry veterans in Washington D.C. The company aims to decrease the burden of maintaining security systems for corporations.

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Fiverr

Browse. Buy. Done. Fiverr® gives you instant access to millions of Gigs from people who love what they do. It’s the easiest way for individuals and businesses to get everything done, at unbeatable value.

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Fooda

Chicago-based Fooda is America's premier provider of services to captive audiences. Fooda has a large network of top local businesses and provides its services to groups such as schools, corporations, organizations, and residential communities. Fooda provides its services via on-site locations as well as mobile and web-based technology.

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Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak is a vertically integrated online menswear brand with premium threads and a simple, integrated, and personalized shopping experience.

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Gameflip

Gameflip is the Trusted Marketplace for Gamers to safely and securely buy & sell video games, accessories, gift codes, in-game skins, and everything gaming related.

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High Ground

HighGround: High Ground offers an innovative enterprise SaaS solution for the problem plaguing modern businesses of every size. Leave the costs of low engagement behind and step into the future of the workplace: socially-driven performance and loyalty-based engagement. They address the emerging trends in the workplace head-on with an integrated social platform and real-time results. The software touches each and every employee from Sales to Management through multifaceted platform that proves easy to implement and even easier to use.

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Hireology

Hireology is a full-suite technology based hiring platform that includes everything recruiters need to manage their hiring process. With integrated job postings, predictive tests and analysis, interview guides, background checks, skills verification and more, Hireology’s web-based platform helps businesses make consistent and repeatable hiring decisions.

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Ionic

Ionic is the leading cross-platform mobile development toolkit that makes it easy for web developers to build rich, interactive mobile apps across all major devices and platforms. Since 2014, Ionic has powered over 500,000 apps, and quickly became one of the top 40 most popular open source projects in the world. Ionic developers have built apps featured by Apple, Google, and Amazon, with millions of installs.

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Locu

Locu's mission is to structure the world's information to power the next generation of web and mobile applications and help local merchants connect with consumers.

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Acquired by GoDaddy

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Neumob

Neumob give users a faster mobile VPN experience that purports to actually save battery life by reducing the necessity to keep pinging the network. It also built an SDK to give developers the ability to build that same experience right inside their mobile apps. They had companies like Hotel Tonight and The Economist using their software to speed up their mobile apps.

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Acquired by Cloudflare

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Obaz

Obaz is an Ecommerce marketplace connecting indie fashion and home brands with consumers through various social channels including Pinterest, Facebook, and a network of over 25,000 bloggers.

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Acquired by Groupon

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Ovia Health

Ovia Health (f.k.a. Ovuline) uses clinically proven guidelines and machine learning to help couples have children. Ovia Health uses a woman’s unique data to help her conceive faster and have a healthy pregnancy.

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PerBlue

PerBlue is a mobile gaming company based in Madison, WI. PerBlue is fueled with the passion to build great products and entertain millions of people, they endeavor to change the world with fun and innovative mobile game play.

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Qwiki

Qwiki co-founded by entrepreneur Doug Imbruce and Internet industry pioneer Dr. Louis Monier (founder of AltaVista). The company’s technology transforms data into interactive, rich media narratives, delivering an "information experience.” Qwiki debuted in September 2010 at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, where it won the TechCrunch Disrupt Cup.

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Acquired by Yahoo

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Reverb

Reverb is changing how musicians value, buy, sell, and trade instruments. Reverb has quickly become the leading Marketplace for Music Gear.

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RiskMatch

RiskMatch is an analytics firm that delivers web-based solutions for insurance intermediaries and underwriting partners throughout the U.S. Their patented platform provides an array of portfolio management and placement solutions, analytics, internal and external benchmarking capabilities, and information management services designed to enhance performance, reduce costs, facilitate growth,and improve client service.

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Acquired by Vertafore

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SnapSheet

Snapsheet is the first self-service mobile application for settling auto insurance claims by photo. Using Snapsheet, insurance carriers can reduce cycle time per claim and lower the cost to receive  an estimate. Snapsheet offers a full suite of products to help insurance carriers, adjusters and customers  analyze and receive claims efficiently.

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SnapTravel

SnapTravel lets users book hotels at highly discounted rates over SMS and FB Messenger.

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SpotHero

SpotHero is a platform that allows parking lots and garages to drive extra customers to their existing locations. SpotHero offers a service that connects these lots and garages with consumers through both online and mobile applications. The SpotHero platform makes it easy to purchase parking ahead of time and reserve a parking spot for a day event, or even find monthly parking.

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Sprout Social

Sprout Social is a social media management platform for businesses. Sprout powers smart social
communication for leading brands and agencies, including Anthropologie, GrubHub, Hyatt, Spotify and Zipcar. A powerful platform for social business available via web browser, iOS and Android apps, Sprout enables brands to more effectively communicate on social channels, collaborate across teams and provide an exceptional customer experience. Headquartered in Chicago, Sprout is a Twitter Certified Product, Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and Google+ Pages API Partner.

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Tagkast

Tagkast amplifies social events through its patented tablet technology. As photographs are taken at live events, they are then streamed onto hand-held tablets. Patrons are allowed to login to their Facebook accounts and tag themselves. This creates a social branding opportunity along with sophisticated analytics of consumer information.

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TakeLessons

TakeLessons is the largest online marketplace for private lessons. TakeLessons began as a marketplace for music lessons, and is expanding into lifelong learning categories, such as crafts, hobbies, sports, fitness, etc. TakeLessons began as a marketplace for music lessons, and has since expanded into other lifelong learning categories.

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TalentBin

Talentbin: TalentBin is a talent search engine and recruiting CRM that helps technical recruiters discover, communicate with, and track recruiting interaction with previously unfindable talent from across the web. Like a "Google for people", TalentBin consumes "implicit professional activity" individual engage in online -- their tweets about "Ruby on Rails", the online email lists they talk about Hadoop on, or that they're listed as an inventor on a Lockheed Martin patent for "fire control radar" -- makes sense of it, and then composites it together into individual profiles in the TalentBin search index.

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Acquired by Monster

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Tastyworks

Tastyworks is an online brokerage firm allowing investors to trade options, stocks, and futures. 

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Team Liquid

Team Liquid is a global eSports franchise with over 50 professional players competing across 10 teams.

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Tempus

Tempus assists doctors and other healthcare professionals in delivering personalized care for their cancer patients. The Tempus platform analyzes molecular and clinical data to empower physicians to make real-time data-driven decisions.

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udemy

Udemy is a website that empowers anyone to teach and learn online. On Udemy, there are thousands of online courses from the best instructors in the world. Furthermore, if you're an expert you can share your knowledge by creating an online course on Udemy. Udemy's platform makes it easy for experts to build an online course. Instructors can use video, PowerPoint, PDFs, audio, zip files and live classes to quickly build a course and share their expertise with anyone in the world.

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Uptake

Uptake is a technology company whose products harness data from sensors in real-time to provide predictive insights and actionable solutions for major industries. Uptake combines a proprietary cloud-based platform, the Uptake Core, with unique data science methods and deep industry expertise, enabling global customers to be more productive and effective.

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Vettery

Vettery is a trusted hiring marketplace built to help people find their dream job. They take the best from the recruiting and technology worlds by connecting employers and talent through a curated marketplace of vetted candidates.

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Zeel

Zeel is a revolutionary way to book same-day, in-home massages with licensed and vetted therapists.Zeel delivers Massage On Demand® from licensed, vetted therapists to customers in their homes, hotels and offices same-day, in as little as an hour. Booking takes seconds on the Zeel iOS or Android app. Zeel Massage On Demand® is available in the greater New York City area, the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Los Angeles and South Florida.Zeel delivers Massage On Demand® – top-quality massages from licensed, vetted massage therapists to homes, hotels, workplaces, and events in as little as an hour, or up to a month in advance. With Zeel, customers enjoy a massage in the comfort, convenience, safety, and privacy of the place and time of their choosing, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with start times as early as 8 am and as late as 10:30 pm. Booking, scheduling, and payment are made easy with the Zeel app for iPhone and Android. Zeel Massage On Demand is available in the following metro areas and their surrounding cities: Boston, Chicago, Denver, the NYC Tri-State Area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, San Diego, Palm Springs, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, and Washington D.C. - with more locations coming soon.

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Zero Financial

Zero is the first banking experience to combine the balance oversight of a debit card with the rewards of a credit card. Zero was built on the belief that people shouldn’t be required to take on debt just to get cash back on their spending.

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Zest Health

ZestHealth reinvents the way consumers experience health and employers pay for it. Zest is a proprietary platform based on an easy to use mobile application that offers employees and their dependents access to information and help when they need it, yielding higher quality care more cost-effectively. Zest also leverages aggregated buying power to reduce employer spending when care is necessary.

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