Tech Sector: Software
Key Product: Leapfactor
The Lowdown: Launched in 2010, San Francisco-based Leapfactor offers an enterprise-class mobility platform that businesses can use to make any application available to employees, customers and partners through their mobile devices. The cloud-based system integrates with back-end systems, extracts data using light XML trading mechanisms, and securely delivers it to mobile devices through what the company describes as "consumer-like apps."
Leapfactor also offers a suite of three micro apps: Business Alerts, which delivers important messages needed for decision making; Business Indicators, which publishes business metrics such as key performance indicators and financial data to mobile users; and Business Approvals, which extends to mobile devices workflows that require approvals and rejections.