The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2012


9. Qumulo

CEO: Peter Godman

Qumulo caught everybody's attention when the enterprise data storage startup said in November that it garnered $24.5 million in a funding, led by Highland Capital Partners, with participation from Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners.

The company is addressing issues created by the demands of big data to help enterprises scale and manage massive amounts of data.

"The next five years will bring a variety of new approaches to deal with the massive explosion of data and its manageability, and Qumulo will be at the forefront of that revolution," Charles Curran, general partner at Valhalla Partners, said in a statement when the funding was announced.