The 10 Coolest Startups of 2014 (So Far)


Affinity Cloud Connections

Founder: Maureen Lindsey

Calling itself the "technology matchmaker for the cloud," Affinity Cloud Connections (ACC) helps vendors and VARs smoothly move to the cloud and bring the right cloud solutions into their portfolios. To achieve that goal, the San Diego, Calif.-based startup uses a portfolio of tools that includes a development, technical and portfolio roadmaps, branded billing platforms, app and data migration, cloud strategies, major vendor expertise, disaster recovery solutions and more.

"We accelerate time-to-market and revenue-generation opportunities," Maureen Lindsey, ACC founding partner, said in a May interview with CRN. "Partners rely on ACC to formulate strategies, create the plan and move it forward by bringing together the right technology and solution portfolio partners to drive it forward -- fast and efficiently."