20 Odd Tech Startup Names And The Real Stories Behind Them

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RedPoint Global

CEO: Dale Renner

Headquarters: Wellesley Hills, Mass.

Big data vendor RedPoint Global gets its name from a sport-climbing term, CEO Dale Renner said in an email. "RedPoint is a free-climbing term that is used to describe an ascent on a previously attempted route that is accomplished without error -- in other words, flawless execution," he said in the email.

RedPoint Global was founded in 2006 by Renner, a former Accenture veteran who started the company's CRM practice. It's now focused on software that helps companies manage and analyze mountains of data.

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