The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2016

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From The Ground Up

Enterprise IT is an evolving beast, one with plenty of room for the next startup to capitalize on the next big thing. But what separates a new company from the pack and makes them stand out as cool?

In the VC-infused Internet of Things space, it's a company like FogHorn Systems, whose software platform leverages machine learning to prevent catastrophic failures in industrial machines.

In the security market, it's a company like Bastille Networks, whose claim to fame is an enterprise-grade IoT security product that scans an organization's air space for threats.

Each year, CRN honors the coolest startup companies across a variety of technology areas, including cloud computing, security, storage, networking, big data and the Internet of Things. From those we've selected these 10 standouts as the coolest startups of 2016.

(For more of our 2016 retrospective, check out 'CRN's 2016 Tech Year In Review.')

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