Cloud Computing: 10 Innovative Startups That Rocked the Under the Radar Conference
On Oct. 10 at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, Calif., 29 hand-picked startups flew in from all over the world to showcase their wares to an audience of potential customers, partners and investors at Under the Radar. Judges included executives from Intuit, Google, NetSuite, Microsoft, Visa, Qualcomm, Inc.com, Best Buy, American Express, Etsy, Anthem Worldwide, ADP and others. This event was similar to speed dating; companies got only a few minutes onstage to tell their stories in front of industry VIPs before it was the next company's turn. Through an intense vetting process for this twice-a-year event, Dealmaker Media selects startups with some of the industry's most innovative business models to present to experts and executives looking to partner with and acquire new technologies. These startups are inventing new solutions in analytics, retail, human resources, sales, customer engagement and more. This eWEEK slide show rounds up of some of the most interesting new companies to survive this grueling process. The list is in no particular order.
BlackLocus, Austin, Texas
BlackLocus helps online retailers price their products. With machine learning algorithms developed at Carnegie Mellon, the BlackLocus SaaS platform tracks both competitor prices from the Web and internal data from its clients to provide real-time intelligence to online retailers. When online retailers are able to offer the right product, at the right price, to the right people, sales explosions will occur.