10 Hot Tech Startups For September

Don't Stop

At first glance, it seemed that data center consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing would commoditize much of the technology market.

But viewing the burgeoning number of emerging tech startups, the opposite seems to be the case. From security to mobility to storage, there is no shortage of new companies with great ideas for a wide variety of technologies.

Continue on and check out some of the best.


CEO: Raj Aggarwal

Mobile analytics provider Localytics has had a busy September. The company launched a new app marketing platform on top of its enterprise app analytics service and secured $5.5 million in venture funding.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company says it integrates application marketing and analytics for automated and targeted messages based on app user behavior and engagement.

Polaris Venture Partners led the funding round, with other investors including New York Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, Hub Angels and Progress Ventures participating. The new funds will be used to expand the app analytics and marketing automation platform, according to the company.


CEO: Doron Kempel

In late August, startup Simplivity came out of stealth mode and said it had raised $18 million in venture funding from Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures.

The Westborough, Mass.-based company also released OmniCube, an appliance that integrates virtualization, networking, server and storage management.

The platform simplifies deployment and management of virtual infrastructure to allow IT administrators to manage virtual machines.


CEO: David Goldschlag

MobileSpaces, an enterprise mobile security startup, won $3 million in financial backing last month from investors led by Accel Partners.

Riding the BYOD wave, MobileSpaces provides security and management that protects corporate apps and data on personal mobile devices.

MobileSpaces was founded in 2011, briefly under the name of CellSec by security executives and engineers from McAfee and Check Point, and is based in Washington, D.C.


CEO: Craig Elliott

With $8.85 million in venture funding in April under its belt, Pertino is ready for action. The Cupertino, Calif., company is still in stealth mode and will play in the hot space of software-defined networking.

"We see Pertino Networks at the forefront of a new generation of software-driven and cloud-enabled platforms that will finally give cloud parity to business networks," Barry Eggers, managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, said in a statement when funding was announced.

Stay tuned.

Adara Networks

CEO: Eric Johnson

Adara Networks is emerging as one of the most promising software-defined networking companies, earlier this year releasing its SDN platform in the U.S. market both directly and through Tech Data's reseller network.

"Adara's announcement underscores the immediate utility of its Full Stack Engine platform in delivering the benefits of SDN to enterprise data centers and networks of all types and scales," the company said in a May news release.

Earlier in the year, Adara unveiled certified engineer and certified sales specialist designations in its Adara Advantage Partner Program, established in 2011.


CEO: Larry Warnock

Gazzang provides security products and diagnostics to protect enterprise data and maintain performance in cloud environments.

The Austin-based company says its products secure big data, applications and databases that run on Linux, and provide monitoring, alerts and analysis of cloud environments.

Gazzang is funded by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures.


CEO: Steve Kirsch

OneID, started by entrepreneur Steve Kirsch and funded with $7 million from Khosla Ventures in April, aims to shake up the online payments world.

The San Jose, Calif.-based company lets users securely sign in to websites and make online payments with an easy-to-use account.

The account is integrated across websites, allowing users to create digital identities and hold payment information securely.


CEO: Tim Haynes

Cambridge, U.K.-based Nujira said it had raised $12 million in venture funding in September to continue development of its Envelope Tracking technology to foster power efficiency in smartphone chipsets.

Nujira said it is working with 16 major smartphone chipset suppliers to place its Envelope Tracking technology in their reference platforms and expects its Coolteq technology to be included in designs for 4G smartphones in 2013.

The company has developed a large patent portfolio related to Envelope Tracking and its power supply modulators. Nujira's Coolteq products also power 4G cellular base stations and digital TV transmitters.


CEO: Dr. Radoslav Danilak

Storage startup Skyera released its first product this month, the Skyhawk series of solid-state storage systems.

San Jose, Calif.-based Skyera says its Skyhawk storage systems use compression and deduplication and cost less than $1 per Gbyte of capacity, for a low-cost way of leveraging high-performance flash storage.

The Skyera Skyhawk leverages low-cost, consumer-grade MLC flash storage technology, building the controllers and other infrastructure needed to increase the life cycle of the storage.


CEO: Peter Jensen

StopTheHacker, a San Francisco-based security startup, provides a website security service for Web hosting companies, website owners and Web designers to prevent malware attacks.

StopTheHacker's technology analyzes components of a customer's website, such as JavaScript, HTML and text, to discover whether they show malware-like traits.

In February, the company received $1.1 million in initial funding from investors including Runa Capital and Brian NeSmith, former chief executive of Blue Coast, a maker of Web gateways, according to StopTheHacker.