Emerging Vendors 2013: Mobility Vendors4:00 PM EST Wed. Aug. 14, 2013
CRN's annual Emerging Vendors list looks at the tech startups making a splash in the channel and throughout the tech industry. Included in this year's list is a number of mobility vendors, providing everything from mobile hardware and devices to applications that run on smartphones and tablet computers to software tools that help IT managers manage and secure those rapidly proliferating devices. While unique offerings and reliable services put these vendors on the map, it's a commitment to the channel and understanding of the value of partnerships that put these vendors on this list. Here we present to you the hottest tech startups in the mobility space on the Emerging Vendors list for 2013.
Top Executive: Anirban "AC" Chakrabarti: Co-Founder & CEO
AnyPresence offers a mobile development platform that, according to the company, dramatically reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products and services. The goal is providing organizations the ability to assemble and deploy back-end servers, native iOS and Android, and HTML5 mobile Web apps without platform "lock-in."
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Top Executive: Chandra Tekwani: President & CEO
Core Mobile Networks developed "Corey," a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that preps users for conference calls or meetings by pulling in relevant information about the person they're meeting with from social networking sites like LinkedIn. The "smart, one-touch assistant" also compiles information from Microsoft Outlook, various news sites and Salesforce.com.
Top Executive: Andrew Levy: Co-Founder & CEO
Crittercism developed a mobile application performance management system that gives IT managers a real-time view of application diagnostics data and information about application crashes for software running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, as well as HTML5 and hybrid mobile applications.
Top Executive: Raj Aggarwal: CEO
Localytics develops what it calls closed-loop application marketing and analytics technology. Businesses use the software to gain data-driven insights into end-user interactions with their mobile apps and leverage that knowledge to create automated, personalized and behavioral-targeted actions, maximizing revenue and driving customer loyalty.
Top Executive: Gavin Wheeldon: CEO
Purple WiFi develops Wi-Fi hotspot software for guest access that uses social media channels for authentication.
Top Executive: Santiago Becerra: CEO
Roambi (parent company name MeLLmo) markets the Roambi mobile graphics and visualization application for accessing corporate systems, including business analytics systems such as SAP Business Objects and Crystal Reports, IBM Cognos, and Microsoft Reporting Services. In June, the company debuted the Roambi cloud service and launched a channel partner program.
Top Executive: Lior Fite: Founder & CEO
Saguna Networks develops technology for delivering high-quality, rich content over mobile networks. Its mobile Content Delivery Network (mCDN), coupled with its Saguna CODS offering that converts the mobile Radio Access network into a computing and storage cloud, can increase the performance of a mobile network by reducing traffic loads by up to 80 percent during peak hours and increasing radio resource utilization from 20 percent to 30 percent.
Top Executive: Drew Weaver: Co-Founder & CEO
Sparkpad develops an open hardware and software platform that companies use to quickly and cost-effectively create their own wireless touchscreen or digital signage solution. The company offers a free software development kit for creating custom applications.
Top Executive: Aaron LeMieux: Founder & CEO
Tremont Electric develops the nPower PEG, the world's first passive kinetic energy charger for personal hand-held electronics. The nPower product can work in devices as small as biomedical generators implanted into a patient, or as big as commercial scale wave energy converters in open water.