HQ: Boston, Mass.
A healthy startup climate has a way of bringing veteran industry talents back together, and that's definitely the case at Infinetics, which originally launched in 2009. It has a management team that includes J. Scott Benson, Leigh Turner, Chris Williams and Anthony Antonuccio, all of whom were co-founders and top executives at Valent Software, which was acquired by Lycos 12 years ago.
Infinetics' focus is specialized switch fabric software for scaling networks in such a way that maximizes their capacity, pushes their physical limitations and makes them more efficient. According to Network World, Infinetics is actively pitching its software to the likes of Arista Networks and HP in hopes of being adopted for use in those vendors' switching technologies.