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10 Super Successful Tech Start Ups

Today technology is booming again and there are thousands of new tech companies launched every single month in the US. Some of them make it big, some of them just don’t. This is how things in business go. Because this site is mainly about great business ideas and entrepreneurs, we have researched many of the new ventures. So, here is how we decided to make a list of 10 of the most successful and relatively new technology startups. each one of them is built around a great and fresh business idea, so it’s worth reading a sentence or two about all of them.

 

The logo of Asana

The logo of Asana

Asana

Slogan: Teamwork without email

Website: http://asana.com
Founders: Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein
Funding: Angel investors, who provided around $10.2 in starting capital.
Started where: San Francisco
What they do: Asana has developed a web platform, which main function is to improve the way teams and their members communicate and collaborate with each other. It was developed by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is one of the founders of Facebook. Both he and and the programming wiz Justin Rosenstein previously worked on improving the productivity of employees at Facebook.

 

The logo of Cloudera

The logo of Cloudera

Cloudera

Website: cloudera.com
Founders: Amr Awadallah, Jeff Hammerbacher, Mike Olson
Started when: 2009
Funding: $76 million in venture capital
Started where: Palo Alto, California
What they do: Cloudera’s main activity is developing and improving Hadoop – open source application that is the core of the visitors’ analysis engine of the biggest websites in the word. They play with the biggest and most popular names on the web. They claim that more than 50% of company’s programming output is donated upstream to various Apache-licensed open source projects like Apache Avro, Apache Hive, and some others.

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The logo of Sendgrid

The logo of Sendgrid

SendGrid

Website: sendgrid.com
Founders: Isaac Saldana, Jose Lopez, and Tim Jenkins
Started when: 2009
Funding: $27.4 million in venture capital, angel investors
Started where: Boulder, CO
What they do: They offer business to business e-mail delivery service. They manage various kinds of email messages including shipping notifications, friend requests, sign-up confirmations, newsletters and others. The company is currently booming, it has been growing by 10% monthly for some time now and delivers more than 3 billion messages monthly.

 

Nicira Networks

Website: nicra.com
Founders: Martin Casado, Nick McKeown, and Scott Shenker
Started when: 2007
Funding: around $90 million
Started where: Palo Alto, California
What they do: They offer a service called ‘network virtualization’, which is combining hardware and software resources into just one, software-based administrative entity, called a virtual network. Martin Casado was the inventor of this new technology and according to him, it will change the way how people make networks.

 

The logo of Numecent

The logo of Numecent

Numecent

Website: numecent.com
Founders: Osman Kent, Arthur Hitomi
Started when: 2009
Funding: $13.6 million in venture capital
Started where: Irvine, California
What they do:  Numecent develops a technology platform that hosts and delivers software applications in the cloud, using virtualization technology. In simple words, this technology allows applications that are installed in the cloud to work as they are installed on your local PC, so you don’t need to buy a full license for a software or to have a big computing power to run certain applications.

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Romo robot reading...

Romo robot reading…

Romotive.com

Website: romotive.com
Founders:
Started when: 2010
Funding:
Started where:
What they do: Romotive are the developers of Romo – a robot that uses your Android phone or iPhone as a brain. This actually is one of the most innovative companies I have read about recently and their business idea is great. For just $150 you can buy the wheels and body of your robot, then you just need to plug your smartphone and it gets alive. The robot drives around, talks and can even learn different things.

 

Path.com

Path.com

Path.com

Website: path.com
Founders: Dave Morin, Shawn Fanning, Dustin Mierau
Started when: 2011
Funding: around $60 million in angel funding and venture capital
Started where: California
What they do: Path is a new and innovative idea, it is entirely mobile social network. Until I read about them, I haven’t heard about something like that. Path actually is social networking photo sharing and messaging mobile service developed mainly for mobile devices. The service makes it easy for users to share stuff with their friends and family members on mobiles.

 

The logo of Dwolla

The logo of Dwolla

Dwolla

Website: dwolla.com
Founders: Ben Milne, Shane Neuerburg
Started when: 2008
Funding: $1.31 million initial funding
Started where: Des Moines Iowa
What they do: Their main mission is to kill credit cards and make payments around the world cheap and easy. The company develops an online/mobile payment system, just like PayPal. Using their platform, users can make payments with just a few clicks and the fee is just 25 cent, no matter the size of the payment. If the latter is under $10, it goes for free. the idea is great, because Dwolla is one of the first mobile payment system in the world. I think they have a great potential and I wish them luck.

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Zendesk

Website: zendesk.com
Founders: Mikkel Svane, Alexander Aghassipour, and Morten Primdahl
Started when: 2007
Funding: $25.5 million
Started where: San Francisco
What they do: Zendesk makes a great business making it easier for companies to help their customers. They offer a help-desk system, that is used buy some really big on-line players like Facebook, Box, Groupon, Adobe, etc.

 

The logo of Yammer

The logo of Yammer

Yammer

Website: yammer.com
Founders: Adam Pisoni, David Sacks
Started when: 2008
Funding: $142 million up to 2012 in venture capital
Started where: San Francisco
What they do: Yammer offer a solution making it easier for employees to communicate between each other. It is is a Private Social Network for Your Company, which is a really cool and innovative business idea. More than 20% of all their users has bought a paid account. By the year 2010, around 70% of the employees of the Fortune500 companies were using the social network. In 2012, the software giant Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash.

 

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