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101 Top Illinois SaaS Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based SaaS companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the SaaS industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois SaaS Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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project44

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project44 is a provider of an advanced supply chain visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms.

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Signal

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Signal is an independent SaaS provider of data onboarding and real-time identity resolution.

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ShipBob

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ShipBob is a technology company that fulfills e-commerce orders for direct-to-consumer brands.

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DialogTech

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DialogTech provides actionable marketing analytics for businesses that value phone calls.

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Sprout Social

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Sprout Social provides a platform for businesses to manage social media engagement, publishing and analytics.

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Label Insight

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Label Insight is a SaaS company that provides insights on food label data to government, retailers, manufacturers and app developers.

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Uptake Technologies

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Uptake Technologies designs and develops enterprise software.

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ThreeKit

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ThreeKit is a 3D product configuration and visualization platform that enables brands to create and manage beautiful visuals at scale.

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LogicGate

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LogicGate builds technology that allows businesses to automate and track disorganized processes in risk and compliance.

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Vibes

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Vibes is a mobile marketing software platform.

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Provi

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Provi is a communication platform that simplifies the operations for bars, restaurants, and retailers in ordering booze.

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Avail

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Avail provides a platform containing tools and resources that help streamline the landlord/tenant relationship.

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Catalytic

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Catalytic offers the easiest platform for digital transformation and the automation of knowledge work.

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Civis Analytics

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Civis Analytics helps organizations use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage their audiences.

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Cheetah Digital

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The technology and marketing expertise B2C marketers need to deliver enterprise-scale brand experiences.

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yello

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Yello’s leading talent acquisition software is used by Fortune 500 companies and high-growth businesses to attract and nurture top talent

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Hireology

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Hireology is a staffing and hiring platform for the franchise and retail-automotive industries.

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Jellyvision

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We make learning and decision making delightful. ALEX, our benefits expert, helps millions of employees understand their benefit options.

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SilkRoad Technology

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SilkRoad Technology provides software and services solutions which help our clients attract, retain and align people to their business.

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Cohesion

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Vertically integrated smart building SaaS platform

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BenchPrep

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BenchPrep offers a learner success platform to improve engagement and outcomes for learners.

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CITYBASE

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CityBase is a gov tech platform that connects cities and citizens to make government more accessible and efficient.

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BigTime Software

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BigTime Software develops cloud-based time-tracking, billing, and project management software.

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Kalderos

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Kalderos provides a SaaS based drug discount management solution, which identifies, checks, and resolves non-compliance.

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Buildout

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Buildout is an end-to-end solution that provides a marketing platform for commercial real estate.

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ReviewTrackers

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ReviewTrackers is a customer feedback software that is used to measure and transform the customer experience.

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UPshow

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UPshow is transforming what people experience on the shared televisions of the world

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HighGround

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HighGround’s platform helps create high performing organizations through continuous performance management, feedback and recognition.

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Fieldglass

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Fieldglass provides SaaS-based solutions that help firms procure and manage contingent workers, services, independent contractors and more.

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SpringCM

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SpringCM is a secure document and contract management platform used to solve critical business needs.

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CloudCraze

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CloudCraze delivers robust B2B commerce native on Salesforce that allows businesses to generate online revenue.

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Turn Technologies, Inc.

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The complete solution for contingent workforce management

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Goby

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Goby is a comprehensive and intuitive platform for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) management.

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Health iPASS

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Health iPASS is redefining the patient revenue cycle by improving the patient experience from appointment to payment.

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Quicket Solutions

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Quicket provides a flexible low code/no code platform that automates workflows and streamlines payments for the public sector.

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HAAS Alert

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Real-time automotive collision prevention SaaS for public safety and roadway fleets

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Varuna

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Varuna provides alerts, recommendations, and predictions to help water utility leaders to effectively manage a water system.

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UrbanBound

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UrbanBound is a smart software solution designed for employee management and relocation benefits.

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ThirdPartyTrust

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Allowing companies to manage the ever-growing vendor population.

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86 Repairs

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86 Repairs is a subscription service that manages the entire repair process for restaurant groups.

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LotLinx

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LotLinx’ is a SaaS provider of Digital Retailing and Marketing technologies and for the Automotive Industry.

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Basecamp

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Basecamp is a private, secure space online where people working together can organize and discuss.

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Mattersight

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Mattersight is an enterprise analytic company that provides SaaS-based enterprise behavioral analytics software.

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Venzee Technologies, Inc.

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Venzee is a smart tech platform that provides solutions for brands to send product content to an unlimited number of selling channels.

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Jammber

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Jammber provides music technologies, simplifying paperwork and payment processes without encroaching on the creative process.

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Clockwork

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Intelligent, all in one FP&A software for growing companies and their advisors

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Geofeedia

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Geofeedia is specializing in location-based social media monitoring, intelligence, and analysis for corporate security and more.

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CancerIQ

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CancerIQ is a saas platform that helps providers use genetic information to predict, pre-empt, and prevent disease – starting with cancer

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SIM Partners

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SIM Partners is a marketing businesses that focuses on improving communication with local markets.

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Page Vault

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Page Vault enables legal professionals to easily capture web content for use as evidence in the U.S. courts.

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TruGrid

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TruGrid simplifies access and device security for organizations via a Cloud Gateway. TruGrid software can be deployed in minutes.

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ParqEx

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ParqEx is a SaaS & IoT based innovative technology platform for parking management, payment processing & access control

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KPI Sense

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CFO solutions built for SaaS businesses. Tech-enabled automation paired with SaaS expertise at one low monthly cost.

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BUNDLAR

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BUNDLAR is a Software as a Service, Augmented Reality Content Management System

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Gather Voices

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Gather Voices is a company that helps organizations to easily collect, manage, and share user-generated videos.

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Nexus A.I.

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Nexus A.I. is a cloud platform that helps clients identify the best ideas and talent for every campaign.

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RIVS

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RIVS is web software facilitating voice and video interviews, job application management, and efficient hiring.

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humanpredictions

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humanpredictions is a recruiting software company that gathers public data and puts together a profile for each person.

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Talent Rover

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Talent Rover is a comprehensive staffing & recruitment software platform.

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QualSights

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QualSights is visual insights platform that provides brands, agencies and consulting firms a dramatically faster and more affordable way.

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Univa

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Univa provides optimization and management software for traditional, dynamic and cloud data centers.

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Qooper

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Qooper provides Mentoring & Learning Software solutions to companies, universities and associations.

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Notiphy

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SaaS software to help avoid paper processes, provide real-time data and improve collaboration for greater productivity and profitability.

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Detective

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Detective is a digital adoption platform that automates the sales research process.

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Gray Matter Analytics

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Healthcare data and analytics company transforming healthcare through data-driven insights through Analytics as a Service solutions.

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QuickLaunch

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QuickLaunch is a next-generation AI-based Identity-as-a-Service platform

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Total Attorneys

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Total Attorneys provides cloud-based practice management and customer acquisition software for attorneys.

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TrustClarity

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TrustClarity is a B2B software as a service (SaaS) storefront platform.

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Kokomo 24/7

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Public Safety Cloud Platform with modules – AI-driven Incident Management, Emergency Operation Center, and Anonymous Reporting

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FlowMSP

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FlowMSP is a pre-incident planning software platform for the fire service industry.

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ILANTUS Technologies

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ILANTUS Technologies specializes in the identity, governance, and access domain with a focus in implementation and managed services.

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CloudRanger

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CloudRanger streamlines your backups, disaster recovery and server control for AWS Cloud.

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Neurensic

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Machine learning regtech firm offering SaaS surveillance technology for detection of financial markets manipulation.

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Hearken

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Tools to create original, popular content with audiences and with integrity

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SwayBrand

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SwayBrand’s AI-powered platform creates authentic influencer micro-marketing moments.

ChoreRelief

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ChoreRelief helps homeowners and contractors connect on-demand and on-budget.

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Curatess

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SaaS Telehealth Platform for Senior Care

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ShuttleCloud

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The Leading API for Migrating Email and Address Book Data | Techstars Company

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Paylocity

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Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) is a leading provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management (HCM) software solutions.

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CareerBuilder

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CareerBuilder is an online platform specialized in HR Software-as-a-Service to help companies with the recruitment process.

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Cora

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Data-driven SaaS platform & marketplace for $77B B2B furnishings industry

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ePublishing

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ePublishing offers publishers and media companies with SaaS content management, community, and e-commerce solutions.

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Jovian Technologies

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AI SaaS platform for Food & Beverage Competitive Intelligence & Consumer data Analytics

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agnoStack

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The post-purchase experience platform.

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Revenew

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Revenew is a through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) platform that brings control, transparency, and a holistic view of local marketing.

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PowerPublish

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PowerPublish is a virtual newsroom that leverages technology and content automation that turns modern brands into power publishers.

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Cliqueshare

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A cloud-based, collaboration SaaS company, providing secure environments for organizations to easily use photos and videos in business.

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Persio

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Persio helps retailers personalize cross channel communications using a simple SaaS platform.

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Banyan Technologies, Inc.

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B2B local food e-commerce platform

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ShowingTime

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ShowingTime is SaaS technology provider that develops a web-based real estate lead capture, calendaring, and notification engine.

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Akouba

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Akouba is a the first SAAS platform to provide community and regional banks with an online, end-to-end, small business lending solution.

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Head of Security

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SaaS, Marketplace

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Code SixFour

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The Code SixFour Benefits Consulting Cloud empowers insurance agents and benefits brokers to deliver better benefits outcomes to employers.

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Crowdfind

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Providing companies the tools they need to create a better customer experience.

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Blocklight

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Blocklight is the premier analytics platform for e-commerce businesses

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Specifix

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OPTIMIZING THE SOURCING, SELECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF BUILDING MATERIALS

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Gold Prairie LLC

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Gold Prairie provides specialized SaaS platforms for identifying payment errors within ERP data.

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p3rceive

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Sales simulation and modeling engine.

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RepIQ

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RepIQ is a sales intelligence platform that helps sales representatives to target the right business prospects.

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NowPow

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NowPow is a community resource network management SaaS platform for health and social service referrals.

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ADSHIFT

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We help companies spend their digital ad budget more efficiently by automatically reallocating ad spend to their most profitable products

Written by Mark Smith

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