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Beecher Carlson

Acquired by Brown & Brown (NYSE: BRO)

Celarix

Logistics connectivity and visibility solutions

CompareMetrics

Adaptive commerce solution inspiring better buying decisions

Compare Metrics offers Adaptive Commerce solutions that drive next generation product discovery and allow consumers to forge their own distinct path to a buying decision. The solution scales merchandising to support every consumer shopping scenario while creating new intelligence into how and why your shoppers buy. With this new found ability to understand and react to what customers really care about, retailers have seen increased shopper engagement, increased conversion, as well as improved relevancy and efficiency in demand generation and marketing strategies.

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Complex Media

Vertical ad network

Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine (launched in 2002). Complex Media sites are carefully selected and curated to maintain editorial integrity and consistency. Complex Media -- which has 65 million monthly unique visitors -- successfully engages the hard-to-reach male demographic around lifestyle content with an authentic voice that is powered by a sophisticated social platform. 

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CrimeReports

Cloud-based solutions for crime analysis

PublicEngines' mission is to help prevent, reduce, and solve crime with easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence, and increase public engagement. The company's products include CrimeReports - the #1 most popular online crime mapping solution available; CommandCentral - a rich, intuitive, and affordable crime analytics and data visualization engine; and TipSoft - the industry's most widely adopted anonymous crime tip submission and management platform.

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Donuts

Internet domain name registry

Donuts is a domain name registry bringing variety and choice to Internet naming. The company was founded by long-standing industry executives with experience in registry and registrar operations and industry regulation, and who have successfully launched top-level domains (TLDs), built industry-leading companies, and brought value and choice to the domain name marketplace.

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Explorys, Inc

Integrated healthcare systems

Explorys was founded in 2009 as an innovation spinoff from Cleveland Clinic. Explorys addresses the national imperative to leverage BIG DATA in healthcare for the improvement of medicine and delivery of care.

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Flash Valet

Mobile and cloud-based parking solution

With Flash Valet, valet parking customers enjoy the ultimate in convenience by requesting their car (including the option to pay and tip) right from their mobile phone. It's as simple as sending a text message. Through Flash Valet's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based solution, parking providers enjoy revenue control and visibility at a fraction of the cost of other services. They can track vehicles in real time to control and boost revenue, manage employees' time and attendance, accept credit cards at the curb and through mobile payments, and more - all from one vendor. Flash Valet is a product of Klever Logic, Inc., a technology company based in Austin, Texas.

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Food on the Table

Acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI)

Food on the Table is revolutionizing the way families shop and cook by using next generation technology to take the stress out of everyday dinnertime. The web and mobile service takes a family's preferences and the sales at local grocery stores to create a customized meal plan and organized grocery list.

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Graduation Alliance

School district partnerships that place graduation within reach of every student

Graduation Alliance partners with school districts across the nation to help give dropouts and other at-risk students the flexibility, social support and academic interventions they need to get back on the path to graduation. Founded in 2007, Graduation Alliance is dedicated to providing school leaders tools that compliment their existing programs without straining their budgets. Enrolled students enrolled are provided a network of proactive supporters including licensed teachers, academic coaches, local advocates and 24/7 tutors. In addition to its work with at-risk students, Graduation Alliance also operates a private, accredited, online high school focused on providing a wide variety of courses to students of all ages across the globe. 

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HomeAway

NASDAQ: AWAY

Vacation rental travel services

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Jigsaw Data Corporation

Acquired by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM)

Jigsaw Data Corp. is an online marketplace where members buy, sell and trade business contacts and company information. Jigsaw's directory of business contacts is a resource for business information that can be used to identify key decision makers and build prospect lists for lead generation, direct marketing and recruiting.

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Limos.com

Online marketplace for town car and limo transportation

Limos.com's mission is to offer our customers fast and easy access to unbeatable prices for limousine and chauffeured transportation services for all types of occasions worldwide. Through our partnerships with the world's leading limousine companies, we can get you great deals that can't be found anywhere else.

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Listen.com

A leading online music company

Map My Fitness

Acquired by Under Amour (NYSE: UA)

Mobile fitness tracking media company

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Mass Relevance

Acquired by Spredfast

Based in Austin, Texas, Mass Relevance enables entertainment, media, retail, and manufacturing brands to drive real-time social engagement through social curation and integration.

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Mobestream Media

Acquired by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI)
Mobile loyalty and offer distribution SAAS
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MOGL

Next generation restaurant loyalty program

MOGL is the game that hooks you up with cash for eating out at your favorite restaurants.

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MojoPages

A next generation local search solutions

MojoPages.com is a next generation local search solution which private labels its technology for media websites, such as local newspapers, TV and radio stations. The company's solution includes a directory of over 15 million domestic merchants that are ranked based on their reviews and ratings so that the best businesses rise to the top of search results. This enables its partners to help their audience easily locate the best local businesses. To date, MojoPages has contracted with more than 1,000 partner sites in a number of the largest U.S. cities with some of the best known media brands and conglomerates, such as Belo Corp., KFMB (CBS8), Triton Digital. MojoPages is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

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NileGuide

Acquired by Travora Media
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OpenIncubate

Accelerator program to fund teams using open source IP to transform the IT infrastructure layer

OpenIncubate was formed by venture investors, tech industry leaders, and academic advisors in key technology hubs around the world to fund and foster innovative companies using open source to transform the IT infrastructure layer. Founding investors are Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund, located in the program’s first 3 hubs:  Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and Menlo Park, California. Advisors include Open Compute Foundation’s Cole Crawford, Capital Factory’s Joshua Baer and Akamai’s Mike Afergan. Teams are admitted and funded on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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RetailMeNot

NASDAQ: SALE

RetailMeNot, Inc is the world's leading marketplace for online coupons and deals. The company's websites enable consumers seeking to save money to find hundreds of thousands of offers from retailers across the globe.

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RunTitle

Online marketplace for mineral acreage title information

Based in Austin, Texas, RunTitle is an online marketplace for mineral title information. Through the marketplace, RunTitle provides previously inaccessible mineral title research to oil and gas professionals and mineral owners nationwide. This research allows oil and gas companies to make smarter acquisition decisions in a more timely manner. RunTitle’s customers range from small independents to multiple publicity traded natural resource exploration and production companies. For more information, visit Runtitle.com.

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SGN

Online/mobile social gaming

SGN represents the next generation of social game development. SGN's proprietary and patent-pending technology process, MasterKey, allows a game to be built once and seamlessly distributed to all platforms, including: Facebook, iOS, Android, and Amazon. Through its three-prong strategy of social, mobile, and web games, SGN reaches players wherever they choose to play. SGN is responsible for more than twelve top ten titles on the iTunes App Store and three #1 titles on the Amazon App Store.

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Silvercar

Next generation travel company in rental car industry

With a mission to reimagine the airport car rental experience, Silvercar launched its first operation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in January 2013. Silvercar offers a single make-and-model combination - the 2013 Audi A4 (in silver, of course) - using Web, wireless and mobile technologies to eliminate the friction points in the car rental process. An ever-increasing set of custom settings in a traveler's Silvercar profile allows a personalized experience to follow renters from car to car.

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Spiceworks

The vertical network for IT professionals

Spiceworks™ is the vertical network that connects 2.5 million IT professionals with more than 1,800 technology vendors looking to reach them. The company combines free IT inventory, help desk and cloud management software with the world's largest IT community to help IT professionals simplify how they discover, buy and manage technology products and services. Technology marketers rely on Spiceworks' marketing programs and offerings to reach engaged, qualified IT buyers who spend more than $440 billion in new products and services each year. In just seven years, Spiceworks has become the place "where IT goes to work."

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TrueAbility™

Technology Skills, Proven

TrueAbility helps technical professionals prove their technical acumen through real life scenarios, delivering objective, easy-to-use skills data to hiring companies. By assessing a job candidate’s technical skills in a live server environment--from anywhere in the world, employers source and hire only the best technical talent.  

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