101 Top Illinois Software Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Software companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Software 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

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Top Illinois Software Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

FarEye

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FarEye is a low-code, Intelligent Delivery Management Platform designed for a better delivery experience for everyone.

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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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Zebra Technologies

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Zebra Technologies is a global leader in barcode printing and RTLS technology including printers, RFID, software and supplies.

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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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Relativity

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Relativity’s e-discovery platform manages large volumes of data and identifies key issues during litigation, investigations, and compliance.

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G2

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G2 is a platform to share business software reviews in real-time.

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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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Globant

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Globant is a digitally native technology services company building a new way of being digital.

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Thoughtworks

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Thoughtworks is a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation, and delivery.

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Copado

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Copado is an end-to-end native DevOps platform built for Salesforce.

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Fyllo

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Fyllo offers compliance cloud enterprise grade software and database services for the cannabis industry.

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Uptake Technologies

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Uptake Technologies designs and develops enterprise software.

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Instana

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Enterprise observability platform for modern Dev+Ops cloud-native microservices Application Performance Monitoring

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Centro

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Centro’s technology platform, Basis, is an advertising solution unifying programmatic buying, workflow automation and business intelligence.

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oak9

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Cybersecurity SaaS Platform for Developers

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Snapsheet

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Snapsheet delivers claims experiences through its cloud-native claims management software and tech-enabled appraisal services.

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Keeper Security

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Keeper Security is the highly-rated and patented cybersecurity platform for preventing password-related data breaches and cyberthreats.

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Flexera

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Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software.

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Onward Technologies

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Onward Technologies provides engineering and IT services for a variety of different industries.

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Tock

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Tock is a cloud-based platform with flexible data structures that provide comprehensive restaurant and event booking services.

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Morningstar

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Morningstar provides independent investment research to investors worldwide.

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QuillBot

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QuillBot is a startup developing an AI writing tool that reconstructs its user’s writing to be more clear and concise.

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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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Alight Solutions

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Alight Solutions is a provider of benefits administration and cloud-based HR and financial solutions.

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Enfusion

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Enfusion is a provider of a cloud-based portfolio management and risk system, as well as middle and back office services.

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Jiobit

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Jiobit is an electronics company that manufactures the world’s smallest and longest self learning location tracking technology.

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SMS Assist

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SMS Assist is revolutionizing the multi-site property management market using the SMS proprietary technology platform.

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CDW Corporation

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CDW is a provider of IT solutions for business, government, education, and healthcare.

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Litera

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Litera is an end-to-end provider of document lifecycle and transaction management solutions.

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4D Healthware

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4D Healthware is patient engagement software that makes personalized medicine possible through connected data.

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Vibes

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Vibes is a mobile marketing software platform.

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AHEAD

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AHEAD is a solutions-based company that helps clients move to an optimized IT service delivery model.

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Mediafly

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Mediafly helps companies create custom and interactive sales pitch decks and other presentations.

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Fooda

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Fooda is a food technology platform that connects restaurants to people while at work.

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Odeza

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Automated Concierge Messaging Platform for Healthcare

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Sears Holdings Corporation

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Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences

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Backstop Solutions Group

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Backstop’s mission is to help professionals in the institutional investment industry use time to its fullest potential.

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Arrive

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Arrive is a provider of parking and other connected mobility services through apps, websites, voice platforms.

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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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Narrative Science

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Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from enterprise data to drive understanding and results.

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Ocient

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Ocient is a startup building a near-real time database and data analytics platform for petabyte- to exabyte-scale data sets.

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Vistex

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Manage the full life cycle of your Go-to-Market programs through strategy, software, implementation, execution, and analytics.

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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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Forager

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Forager is a company building technology to automate cross-border logistics.

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ActiveCampaign

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ActiveCampaign specializes in email marketing, marketing automation, and sales automation.

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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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Classkick

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Classkick pffers a real-time personalized feedback and help platform for teachers and students.

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Shiftgig

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Shiftgig helps staffing firms empower their workforce to browse and claim work that fit their skills and schedules.

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NextCapital

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NextCapital provides a personal benchmarking tool to help clearly understand how investments are performing.

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Endotronix

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Endotronix is a developer of hemodynamic monitoring technologies to help detect worsening heart failure earlier than ever before.

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PowerReviews

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PowerReviews is a leading provider of ratings, reviews and question and answer technology for brands and retailers.

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ErisX

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ErisX specializes in digital asset space that offers both spot and futures contracts on one platform.

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Tegus

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Tegus is a smart-searchable platform for buy-side investors providing thousands of instantly available, peer-led expert call transcripts

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Current Mobile

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We enable millions of budget-conscious consumers to earn income from their daily habits.

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iiRcade

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Bringing Arcade Gaming to the 21st Century

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NowSecure

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NowSecure provides automated mobile app security testing software that can be integrated into the development (CI/CD) process.

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Telnyx

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Telnyx is a VoIP service provider that offers a cloud-based platform that offers access to carrier grade voice services over the internet.

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4C Insights

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Scope by 4C™ is the leading self-service intelligence platform for marketers to drive business outcomes across closed ecosystems.

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Capital Markets Gateway

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CMG is a fintech firm offering an integrated digital workflow and analytics platform for capital markets professionals.

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Klover

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Klover leverages important assets and data to level the financial playing field.

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YCharts

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YCharts is a financial software company providing investment research tools including stock charts, stock ratings, and economic indicators.

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Cohesion

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Vertically integrated smart building SaaS platform

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Envoy Global

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Envoy is a provider of global immigration and workforce management services used to pursue opportunities across the marketplace.

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Logiwa

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Logiwa is the industry-leading WMS serving retail, e-commerce, wholesale, and 3PL businesses worldwide for over a decade.

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Rheaply

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Rheaply provides procurement management software to buy, sell, trade, donate, and rent resources.

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Fusion Risk Management

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Fusion Risk Management provides cloud-based continuity risk management software, contingency planning solutions, and consulting services.

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Aclaimant

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Aclaimant offers a risk reduction platform designed to save time and money on workplace incidents and insurance.

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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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Journera

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Journera is a technology company that provides a secure, real-time data exchange for creating more seamless travel journeys

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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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Caremerge

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Caremerge provides a set of web and mobile communication and care-coordination solutions for senior living communities.

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CASHDROP

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CASHDROP is a mobile commerce platform that helps businesses create and manage an online storefront from a smartphone.

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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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Utopia

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Utopia is an enterprise data solutions provider that leverages its proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management (EDLM) methodology.

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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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ThreeFlow

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ThreeFlow is a provider of enterprise software for employee benefits brokers and carriers.

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rMark Bio

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rMark Bio delivers intelligence solutions to the life science industry.

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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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Groundbreaker

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Groundbreaker offers an all-in-one real estate investment software to automate fundraising, investment management, and investor relations.

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Fly.io

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Fly.io runs application servers close to users.

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Cityzenith

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Cityzenith is a technology startup that provides data visualization platform software and applications for IoT and Smart Cities.

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SwipeSense

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SwipeSense is a healthcare technology company that makes healthcare safe, efficient, and predictable through location-aware applications.

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Cleo

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Cleo offers enterprise integration software solutions that enable managed file transfer, network fax, and interactive messaging activities.

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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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Upkey

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Upkey is a provider of remote career readiness and talent engagement tools for students, universities, and companies.

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GTreasury

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Fully integrated cash and risk management solution to streamline processes and take your treasury functions from operational to strategic

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Connecture

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ConnectureDRX provides web-based sales, service, and process automation solutions to the health insurance industry.

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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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ExplORer Surgical

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ExplORer is an interactive surgical playbook that promotes optimal teamwork in the operating room.

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InContext Solutions

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InContext Solutions is the global leader in scalable, web-based virtual reality shopper and retail solutions.

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ModelOp

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ModelOp is a developer of an analytic deployment technology designed with analytics and predictive model applications.

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FourKites

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FourKites is a supply chain visibility platform designed for transportation into yards, warehouses, and stores.

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Bloq

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Bloq delivers enterprise grade block chain technology to leading companies worldwide.

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Direct

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The Essential All-In-One Software Solution for Vacation Rental Management.

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