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Up and coming must-watch startups

We have a look at six startups that have already caught our eye this year.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
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There are some awesome startups coming out of stealth mode, securing funding or showcasing some great technology soluitions. Here are the startups to watch in 2014

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2 of 7 Boombotix

Boombotix

Boombotix, the San Francisco based venture was founded on the vision to make the best portable speaker experience. These weatherproof speakers, Boombots, feature premium acoustics, wireless connectivity, rechargeable battery, and a ruggedized shell built to last.

Its speakers are built with an emphasis on refined industrial design and technology optimized for the active lifestyle interface with smartphones, tablets, laptops and most mobile devices. These ultraportable speakers claim to be the new evolution of mobile audio.  The company received $4M in Series A funding in January 2014.

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3 of 7 Thoughtspot

ThoughtSpot

Founded by ex Googlers, Redwood City, CA based Thoughtspot has so far raised $10.7M and promised a Google like BI experience to its customers. The company is aiming to fix the broken business intelligence model in the enterprise. 

Its data search appliance enables on-the-fly access and analysis of data at enterprise scale. The appliance is a plug-and-play solution that provides a search-based user experience for business data access and analysis.

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Mojn

Mojn is a venture-backed software startup from Copenhagen, Denmark which has an email product for e-commerce marketers. It was was established in 2013 by Carsten Hyldahl and Thomas Jensen and enables you to deliver automatically personalised product based email campaigns for specific user segments.  

You can send these campaigns straight from your existing email service provider such as MailChimp, Campaign Monitor and others.

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5 of 7 Adallom

Adallom

Adallom is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security company which enables enterprises to secure their SaaS applications by monitoring application usage, auditing user activity, and protecting users and information from threats in real time.

The mechanism plugs into the authentication chain of each SaaS application to ensure monitoring every time each user logged in from wherever they are, on any device and any browser, Adallom captures their activities as part of the authentication process.

The solution extends the boundaries of enterprise security into the cloud, moving control, visibility, and detection directly into SaaS, away from devices and perimeters.

Founded in 2012 by alumni of the Israeli Intelligence Corps, Adallom is available in a private cloud or a SaaS-based solution.

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Kantox

Kantox works across the Financial Exchange industry and offers SME's and mid-caps a “pioneering currency exchange” solution usually only available to large companies.

Instead of bids and offers, the mid-market rates are displayed on its platform to provide full transparency meaning trades can be closed in just one click.

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7 of 7 Vungle

Vungle

Vungle's technology helps thousands of app developers around the world make money and enhance their apps with video ads. The company helps mobile application developers promote and monetize their apps through in-app video trailers.

Vungle wants to make ads that people actually enjoy. The company enables developers to get a short, snappy video trailer made and distributed through Vungle's in-app mobile video platform. It also generates incremental revenue for developers by displaying video trailers inside of their apps. The company received $17M in Series B funding in February 2014.

 

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