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Looking for a hot new phone app? Seeking to invest in the next Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)? Or just curious about the trends in Silicon Valley?

Whatever your heart may desire, Benzinga has you covered.

Using VentureBeat's list of top 20 venture capital firms in 2012, we combed through the recent investments of the four top heavy hitters last year: Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Capital, Felicis Ventures, SV Angel and Sequoia Capital.

This collection of startups ranges from small Silicon Alley phone app makers to Brazilian geomarketing firms and a Chinese data company.

Besides the top four VC firms, Benzinga listed other financiers who invested in the companies, names you may recognize like Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins.

Stay ahead of the game and upgrade your tech savvy with this list of 54 names you'll likely hear more of in the year to come.

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    1. FireEye

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Norwest Venture Partners / Goldman Sachs

    Amount: $50 million

    Round: Series D

    Twitter: @FireEye.

    Origin: Silicon Valley, USA

    Mission: FireEye is the leader in stopping the new breed of cyber attacks, such as advanced malware, that easily bypass traditional signature-based defenses and compromise the majority of enterprise networks. FireEye offers the industry’s only solution that detects and blocks attacks across both Web and email threat vectors as well as latent malware resident on file shares. It addresses all stages of an attack lifecycle with a signature-less engine utilizing stateful attack analysis to detect zero-day threats. Based in Milpitas, California, FireEye is backed by premier financial partners including Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and Juniper Networks. (Source).

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    2. EndoChoice

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital

    Amount: $41 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

    Mission: EndoChoice, a platform-technology company, provides devices, diagnostics, infection control and imaging for specialists treating a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases. EndoChoice currently has over 2,500 customers and distribution in 34 countries worldwide, and was recently recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. (Source).

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    3. Health Catalyst

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Sorenson Capital / Norwest Venture Partners

    Amount: $41 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: @hqcatalyst.

    Origin: Salt Lake City, USA

    Mission: Catalyst is solving healthcare data warehouse issues for some of the nation’s top health systems. With the shift from paper to electronic records,it has become a challenge to organize health data, make sense of it, and to do it quickly. Catalyst helps organize, normalize, and link the data from all your different systems. And they make it searchable by all your users, even the non-technical, by using rich meta data capabilities. This enables you to use your data for complex operational, financial, clinical, and research reporting requirements—capabilities that give everyone the answers they seek, fast.

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    4. Houzz

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / New Enterprise Associates / GGV Capital

    Amount: $35 million

    Round: Series C

    Twitter: @houzz.

    Origin: Palo Alto, California, USA

    Mission: Houzz (www.houzz.com) is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. (Source).

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    5. Room 77

    Lead Investor: Felicis Ventures / Expedia / Sutter Hill Ventures

    Amount: $30.3 million

    Round: Series C

    Twitter: @room_77.

    Origin: Mountain View, California, USA

    Mission: Room 77 offers the most advanced hotel shopping experience on the Web today by allowing travelers to simultaneously compare pricing across every major online travel agency and more, shop across a variety of room types, and book more than 200,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Unlike other travel sites, Room 77 doesn’t stop at the booking. Travelers booking 4- or 5-star hotels, or stays totaling more than $400 on Room 77 get access to a complimentary Room Concierge who utilizes Room 77’s proprietary RoomMatch technology to identify the best rooms for each traveler then works directly with the hotel to score one of those rooms for the guest. (Source).

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    6. Bonobos

    Lead Investor: Felicis Ventures / Glynn Capital Management / Mousse Partners

    Amount: $30 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @bonobos.

    Origin: New York City, USA

    Mission: Bonobos (www.bonobos.com) is an e-commerce brand focused on delivering great fit, a fun approach to style, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that delivers personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. (Source).

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    7. Credit Karma

    Lead Investor: Felicis Ventures / Ribbit Capital / Susquehanna Growth Equity

    Amount: $30 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: @creditkarma.

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: Credit Karma is the consumer’s advocate for demystifying credit and has a range of tools and information resources to help them monitor and manage the credit aspect of their financial health. Credit Karma’s goal is to help consumers easily digest the contents of their credit report and understand what makes up their credit score. Credit Karma works with a range of partners, including mortgage lenders, credit card providers, banks, and wireless providers. (Source).

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    8. Guavus

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital /Investor Growth Capital / QuestMark Partners

    Amount: $30 million

    Round: Venture Round

    Twitter: @guavus.

    Origin: San Mateo, California, USA

    Mission: Guavus provides a big data analytics platform integrated with a suite of decisioning applications that enable enterprises and service providers to embed intelligent, timely data driven decisions into agile businesses processes that create right time experiences and innovative new offerings. The company’s Big Data analytics solutions use a highly scalable distributed approach to collect mine and fuse multiple disparate data sources to produce actionable, data and contextually aware insights. As more data sources connect to the platform, the applications iteratively update themselves to become richer and dynamically stream more valuable insights. Insights are displayed graphically through powerful, easy-to-use dashboards thereby democratizing decision-making across the enterprise and into the extended enterprise. (Source).

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    9. Ravello Systems

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Norwest Venture Partners / Bessemer Venture Partners

    Amount: $26 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: Palo Alto, California, USA

    Mission: Ravello Systems is the industry’s first Cloud Application Hypervisor provider. With Ravello, enterprises can encapsulate their multi-VM applications and run them anywhere – on-premise or in any cloud – without making any changes whatsoever, and thereby implement a true hybrid cloud. Ravello is offered via an easy to use Software-as-a-Service and enables developers, devops and IT to use the unlimited resources of the public cloud to develop and test their applications. Ravello Systems is backed by top tier VCs including Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. (Source).

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    10. MarkLogic

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Tenaya Capital

    Amount: $25 million

    Round: Private equity

    Twitter: @MarkLogic

    Origin: Silicon Valley, USA

    Mission: MarkLogic leads the advancement of Big Data with the first operational database technology for mission-critical Big Data Applications. Customers trust MarkLogic to drive revenue and growth through Big Data Applications enabled by MarkLogic products, services, and partners. MarkLogic is a fast growing enterprise software company and ushers in a new era of Big Data by powering more than 500 of the world’s most critical Big Data Applications in the public sector and Global 1000. Organizations around the world get to better decisions faster with MarkLogic. (Source).

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    11. Urban Airship

    Lead Investor: August Capital / Foundry Group / Intel Capital

    Amount: $25 million

    Round: Round D

    Twitter: @urbanairship

    Origin: Portland, Oregon, USA

    Mission: Urban Airship enables brands to build relationships with their always-connected customers through services that streamline delivering highly targeted, cross-platform mobile push messages and Apple Passbook passes. Billions of push messages and tens of thousands of passes are delivered each month, sparking exceptional consumer experiences, driving app engagement and increasing customer loyalty and lifetime value for leading brands such as CBS Interactive, Cinemagram, ESPN, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) and

    Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX). The company’s solutions handle the end-to-end process of high-performance push messaging, location-targeted messaging and Passbook pass management. (Source).

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    12. ElasticSearch

    Lead Investor: Benchmark Capital / SV Angel

    Amount: $24 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: @elasticsearch

    Origin: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Mission: Elasticsearch is on a mission to organize data and make it easily accessible. The company delivers the world’s the most advanced open source search and analytics engine available and make real-time data exploration available to anyone. By having a laser focus on achieving the best user experience imaginable, Elasticsearch has become one of the most popular and rapidly growing open source solutions in the market. Today, Elasticsearch is used by thousands of enterprises in virtually every industry. We take good care of our customers and users, providing production support, development support and training worldwide. (Source).

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    13. Prosper

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Draper Fisher Jurvetson / Crosslink Capital

    Amount: $20 million

    Round: Private equity

    Twitter: @prosperloans

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: Prosper is a people-to-people lending marketplace that attempts to make consumer lending more financially and socially rewarding. Prosper allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. On Prosper, borrowers list loan requests between $2,000 and $25,000 and individual lenders invest as little as $25 in each loan listing they select. In addition to criteria commonly used by institutional lenders, such as credit scores, people who lend can consider borrowers’ group affiliations. Groups functionality brings people together for the common goal of borrowing at better rates. Groups earn reputations according to their members’ repayment records. Groups with successful repayment histories should attract more lenders offering lower rates. (Source).

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    14. Chartboost

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Translink Capital / SK Telecom Ventures

    Amount: $19 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: @chartboost

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: Chartboost is the world’s largest games-only technology platform and helps developers build a business around their creations. The company has the first and only Direct Deals Marketplace with a social network for game developers to connect and negotiate promotional deals to help get their games into the hands of more players as well as generate revenue. Chartboost also offers the industry’s most transparent games-only network where developers can test promotional campaigns with more than 12,000 games, identify the best-performing partners and find the best fit for Direct Deals. Chartboost also provides cross-promotion technology completely free of charge so game makers can achieve success with each game launch. (Source).

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    15. Click Security

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Lightspeed Capital / Citi Ventures

    Amount: $17.7 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: @clicksecurity

    Origin: Austin, Texas, USA

    Mission: Click Security is disrupting the network security ecosystem with breakthrough data contextualization, visualization and analytics encoding required to automatically expose anomalous network activity before exfiltration or damage occurs. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company’s focus on real-time analytics offers enterprises, higher education, critical infrastructure and government agencies a proactive security solution with unrivaled economics, high-speed performance and scalability. (Source).

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    16. Sprinklr

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Battery Ventures

    Amount: $15 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @sprinklr

    Origin: New York City, USA

    Mission: The Altimeter Group calls Sprinklr “the most capable” Social Media Management System to serve the needs of large organizations. We consider ourselves to be the only true Multi-Channel, Multi-Function, Multi-Division platform designed to make it possible-and profitable-for global brands to connect with their global social audience. We call it Social@Scale™. Sprinklr powers the enterprise Social Media Management infrastructure and provides social media services for many of the world’s most social companies including Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), Virgin America (NASDAQ: VMED), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), DuPont (NYSE: DD), A&P, Samsung, and General Motors (NYSE: GM). (Source).

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    17. Drawbridge

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Kleiner Perkins / Northgate Capital

    Amount: $14 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: @drawbridge

    Origin: San Mateo, California, USA

    Mission: Drawbridge has developed the first self-learning ad technology that leverages insights from cross-device behavior to enable advertisers and marketers to reach targeted mobile audiences. Drawbridge’s unique approach is built on a foundation of large-scale machine learning algorithms that correlate audience behavior across screens. Through its innovative technology, the company is able to gain insights and a much deeper understanding of mobile audience behavior than was previously possible. The company is located in Silicon Valley and is backed by Sequoia Capital, and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers. (Source)

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    18. Scodix

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    19. Pyramid Analytics

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital

    Amount: $11.5 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Mission: Pyramid aims to deliver a BI platform that provides business users with the tools needed to gain insights about their business in a way that is natural, does not require any particular technical skills while allowing a depth of analysis comparable to the best applications available. Furthermore, in a singular tool, we’ve set out to satisfy both the casual data consumer as well as the power analyst. (Source)

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    20. Innovid

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital

    Amount: $11 million

    Round: Series C

    Twitter: @innovid

    Origin: New York City, USA

    Mission: Innovid delivers immersive video advertising, anywhere. Founded in 2007, Innovid provides visionary advertisers with the tools to create, deliver, and measure video campaigns, in any format, on any screen, publisher, and ad network. Innovid’s video technology platform offers an advanced video Ad Server, developed to seamlessly deliver immersive video advertising anywhere and offering the same fluidity for pre-roll as well the most complex interactive ads. Innovid built its Ad Server to simplify video delivery across the ever-changing, multi-screen landscapes, and to take advantage of the increasing prevalence of connected TVs. As interactive video becomes the new normal, Innovid’s iRoll brings alive this new dimension of online video, reimaging the possibilities for interactive engagement that captures consumer curiosity and draws the viewer deep into the brand experience. (Source).

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    21. Fortumo

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Greycroft Capital

    Amount: $10 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: @fortumo

    Origin: Tartu, Estonia

    Mission: Fortumo, founded in 2007, is the most developer-friendly mobile payments provider. We enable app and game developers to monetize their users through mobile operator billing in more than ~80 countries. (Source).

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    22. Mirantis

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Dell Ventures / WestSummit Capital

    Amount: $10 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: Mountain View, California, USA

    Mission: Mirantis is a US provider of high-end software engineering and consulting services with software development centers located in California, Russia, and Ukraine. The company has a narrow focus on infrastructure computing/cloud computing with emphasis on open source. Specific areas of expertise include IaaS/OpenStack and Big Data/Hadoop. (Source).

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    23. WSO2

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Cisco / Toba Capital

    Amount: $10 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @wso2

    Origin: Palo Alto, California, USA

    Mission: WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. (Source).

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    24. Flatiron Health

    Lead Investor: Google Ventures / First Round Capital / SV Angel

    Amount: $8 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: @flatironhealth

    Origin: New York City, USA

    Mission: Flatiron Health is a health care technology company based in New York City. They’re located in (where else) the Flatiron district, which is just above Union Square. The company was started by two of the founders of Invite Media, an advertising technology company acquired by Google in 2010. Their investors include Google Ventures, First Round Capital, and LabCorp. (Source).

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    25. Altobridge

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital

    Amount: $7.8 million

    Round: Private equity

    Twitter: @altobridge.

    Origin: Ireland

    Mission: Altobridge wireless network solutions provide a lower capital and lower operating cost option for the delivery of voice and mobile broadband services, enabling mobile network operators to connect unconnected communities and enterprises at minimum cost. Central to this lie a series of patented and patent-pending technologies namely; Data at the Edge, (data optimisation in wireless networks), Local Connectivity, (local voice switching) and Split Architecture (transmission and power optimisation), all of which individually and combined drive down communications delivery costs for mobile network operators, by reducing backhaul and power consumption costs. (Source).

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    26. Virool

    Lead Investor: Y Combinator / Thomvest Ventures / SV Angel

    Amount: $6.62 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @virool

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: There are over 2 million videos being uploaded to the web every day and 95% of them get less than 1,000 views. No matter how funny, appealing or shocking video is, it’s not going to go viral unless enough people discover it and begin sharing it. That’s where Virool comes in. Virool helps anyone with a video to get noticed. Virool is a self-serve social video advertising platform that allows anyone with a video to reach their desired target audience on Facebook, mobile phones and niche sites. Advertisers can start a campaign for as little as $10 and can target the exact individuals they would want to reach with their video. (Source).

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    27. Big Switch Networks

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Goldman Sachs / Index Ventures

    Amount: $6.5 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @bigswitchnewsl

    Origin: Palo Alto, California, USA

    Mission: Big Switch Networks was founded in 2010 to bring the benefits of virtualization to enterprise networks. Big Switch is headquartered in Mountain View, California. (Source).

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    28. Persimmon Technologies

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital

    Amount: $5.8 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA

    Mission: Headquartered in Wakefield, MA, Persimmon’s management team has over 60 years of experience in the development, manufacture, and distribution of atmospheric and vacuum robotics, vacuum modules, and automation systems. (Source).

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    29. Matterport

    Lead Investor: Felicis Ventures / Qualcomm Ventures / Greylock Partners

    Amount: $5.6 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: @matterport.

    Origin: Mountain View, California, USA

    Mission: Matterport, a Mountain View, California-based developer of solutions for rapid 3D scanning of spaces and objects. (Source).

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    30. 500friends

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Y Combinator / Crosslink Capital

    Amount: $5 million

    Round: Series B

    Twitter: @500friends.

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: 500friends is the trusted provider of next generation loyalty marketing solutions to over 40 of the Internet Retailer 1,000 brands. (Source).

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    31. Storenvy

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital

    Amount: $5 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: @Storenvy

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    MIssion: Storenvy is the only store builder and marketplace in one. Merchants can create branded online storefronts in minutes, for free. The social marketplace allows them to connect with customers they wouldn’t have otherwise reached. The Storenvy Facebook app gives merchants a free store on their Facebook page. Shoppers discover long-tail products in interesting ways and, when they buy, feel great about supporting brands with a story behind them. Like Tumblr has evolved blogging to be super simple, free and social, Storenvy is evolving e-commerce.

    Lead Investor: Kleiner Perkins / Intel Capital / North Bridge Venture Partners

    Amount: $4.6 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @Apperian

    Origin: Boston, USA

    Mission: Apperian is a mobile application management (MAM) company. The Apperian EASE platform delivers enterprise mobility services that enable many of the world’s largest corporations to securely manage the full lifecycle of mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry. (Source).

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    33. Kitchensurfing

    Lead Investor: Spark Capital / SV Angel

    Amount: $3.5 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: @Kitchensurfing

    Origin: New York City, USA

    Mission: Kitchensurfing, a New York startup that brings professional chefs to home dinner parties. (Source).

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    34. Balanced

    Lead Investor: Andreessen Horowitz / Y Combinator / SV Angel

    Amount: $3.4 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @balanced

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: Balanced is the first payment system designed for marketplaces from the ground up. We provide a feature-rich, fully integrated api that allows marketplaces to charge cards, escrow funds, deposit next day via ACH direct, and collect their own marketplace fees. (Source).

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    35. Nexmo

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital

    Amount: $3 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: @nexmo

    Origin: London, UK

    Mission: Nexmo is a cloud SMS API for that lets you send and receive high volume messages at wholesale rates. Sending and receiving SMS at affordable cost on a global scale is a complex and costly challenge. To optimize deliverability and reach, businesses must connect to multiple mobile carriers, install and operate their own infrastructure, build data analytics and use decades old protocols. Additionally, many third-party SMS solutions require contract and price negotiations, as well as significant up-front costs. Nexmo eliminates the need to connect to carriers or complex third party protocols through our simple RESTful API. With a scalable infrastructure, we let you push SMS in high volume to over 5 billion users across 200 countries. To increase SMS deliverability and minimize latency, Nexmo uses a direct sourcing model eliminating hops in the chain. That translates to low transaction cost - at wholesale prices - for you. With Nexmo, there is no long-term commitment, minimum spend or negotiation required - just plain and simple pay-as-you-go! (Source).

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    36. Nomi

    Lead Investor: First Round Capital / Greycroft Partners / SV Angel

    Amount: $3 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @getnomi

    Origin: New York City, USA

    Mission: Helping retailers bridge the gap between online and offline so they can better engage their customers. (Source).

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    37. Daily Look

    Lead Investor: GRP Partners / RRE / SV Angel

    Amount: $2.5 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @dailylook.

    Origin: Los Angeles, USA

    Mission: DailyLook is a premium fast fashion brand that inspires through curated looks. Read more: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/dailylook#ixzz2QYUHAGtd Follow us: @crunchbase on Twitter | crunchbase on Facebook http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/02/dailylook-2-5-million-seed-funding/

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    38. MessageMe

    Lead Investor: Andreessen Horowitz / Google Ventures / SV Angel

    Amount: $1.9 million

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @msgme.

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: Messageme.com is to provide an emotionally engaging communication experience that’s fun, lightweight and ubiquitous. Messaging revolves around a simple loop: users send messages and respond to messages. Social gaming showed that there are ways to tweak the experience around this loop to increase its performance drastically by influencing the emotions surrounding reciprocal interactions. They believe there is a large opportunity to provide a new level of engagement and excitement in messaging apps by applying these techniques and philosophies. (Source).

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    39. CircleCi

    Lead Investor: SV Angel

    Amount: $1.5 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @circleci

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: CircleCi makes it incredibly easy for developers to set up Continuous Integration and Deployment in minutes, improving the productivity of companies like Stripe and Zencoder by 90%. Developers connect their Github account, and we automatically set up their tests. We support Ruby, Python, Node, Java, PHP, and more, and are connected to MySQL, Mongo, Postgres, Cassandra, Riak, etc. Tests are run on a managed platform tuned for speed, can test many code pushes concurrently, and we split large test suites to run them in a fraction of the time, all automatically. When tests complete, new code is deployed automatically, to ensure the developers’ code gets to their customers immediately. (Source).

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    40. Red Hot Labs

    Lead Investor: Andreessen Horowitz / Greylock Partners / SV Angel

    Amount: $1.5 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @RedHotLabs

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: The team behind Farmville and Castleville have set up Red Hot Labs. The company will be developing new game on the Internet leveraging their past experience and integrating with Facebook. (Source).

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    41. Simpler

    Lead Investor: Andreessen Horowitz / Kleiner Perkins / SV Angel

    Amount: $1.2 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @simplerco.

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: We started Simpler because after years of working in high-growth companies, we realized how important good onboarding is to the success of new hires. But it almost always goes neglected, because it’s a painful process and good tools are hard to come by. We’re fixing that with Simpler. (Source).

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    42. Dexetra

    Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital / Qualcomm Capital

    Amount: $1 million

    Round: Series A

    Twitter: @dexetra

    Origin: Cochin, India

    Mission: Dexetra specializes in delivering products that would contribute to a better life experience. The company is currently working on a Smartphone Application to augment human memory and to create a new dimension for self discovery. (Source).

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    43. Wedding Party

    Lead Investor: Felicis Ventures

    Amount: $1 million

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @wedding

    Origin: Palo Alto, California, USA

    Mission: The mobile app that allows wedding guests, friends and family to contribute to a shared, digital album of photos and notes which can later be posted directly to the couple’s Facebook timeline. (Source).

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    44. FlightCar

    Lead Investor: SV Angel

    Amount: $590,000

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @FlightCar

    Origin: San Mateo, California, USA

    Mission: FlightCar is the first company to establish a marketplace that allows vehicle owners parking at the airport to rent out their cars to other travelers. Owners get free airport parking, and renters choose from a wider selection of vehicles at lower prices than those offered by the major car rental chains. A similar peer-to-peer car sharing model successfully exists at a local level, where owners rent out their vehicles to neighbors. FlightCar is the first to bring this model to airports in order to serve air travelers. All rentals are insured with a comprehensive $1 million policy that protects both owners and renters. (Source).

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    45. InVisage

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / GGV / Nokia Growth

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Series D

    Twitter: (Source).

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    46. iStreamPlanet

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Juniper Networks

    Amount: N/A

    Round:Series A

    Twitter: @iStream_Planet.

    Origin: Las Vegas, USA

    Mission: iStreamPlanet® develops and provides digital media strategy, managed webcasting services, and Rich Internet Applications. The company successfully integrates managed services and SaaS-based digital media applications that cover all aspects of a media delivery, enabling enterprises and other content owners to distribute and monetize their digital media across multiple platforms. iStreamPlanet's team of digital media and broadcast experts has managed and enabled the deployment of more than 1,000 large live events viewed online by millions. (Source).

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    47. Geofusion

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital / Criatec

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Private equity

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: Brazil

    Mission: Geofusion is the largest geomarketing company in the country, providing innovative solutions in the market intelligence segment focused on geography. Geomarketing or geographic marketing is an indispensable tool for companies looking for expansion and assistance for more accurate decision-making, allowing them to find the best way to invest in their businesses. (Source).

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    48. WebRadar

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Venture Round

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Mission: WebRadar is a Telecom Engineering company focused in quality, performance and optimization management. To achieve these objectives, it develops software systems for wireless and wireline telecom operators and telemetry systems for Road Transport Management and Gas Station Management. Consulting Services are also offered in these areas. (Source).

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    49. Bluestacks

    Lead Investor: Intel Capital

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Venture Round

    Twitter: @bluestacksinc.

    Origin: Silicon Valley, USA

    Mission: BlueStacks, a Silicon Valley-based company that is developing technology to allow users to run Android apps on x86-based devices. (Source).

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    50. Zamplus Technology

    Lead Investor: Northern Light Venture Capital / Intel Capital

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Venture Round

    Twitter: N/A

    Origin: China

    Mission: Crystal GOOD TECHNOLOGY Internet professional data service providers (Professional Data Service Provider, PDSP), its business, including the massive data analysis, machine learning, labels, cleaning, integration and related recommendations and monitoring in the rapid development of mobile Internet, The massive demand for data services able to fully meet the high standards of large enterprises, has long been insist on change and innovation, but also to ensure a stable outlook for the future. (Source).

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    51. NewHive

    Lead Investor: SV Angel

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @NewHive

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: New Hive is the blank canvas of the web. It’s mission is to encourage creative expression online. (Source).

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    52. Svbtle

    Lead Investor: SV Angel

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Seed funding

    Twitter: @svbtle

    Origin: San Francisco, USA

    Mission: Svbtle is publishing network that brings some of the best things from newspapers and magazines to a network of great people. We focus on the people, the writing, and the ideas. Everything else is secondary. Our goal is to make it easier and more natural for interesting people to write down their thoughts. In the process, we also hope to help our members become better writers. To accomplish these goals, we provide benefits that aren’t usually associated with blogging, like copyediting and fact-checking, to all members, for free. (Source).

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    53. Pickwick & Weller

    Lead Investor: SV Angel

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @pickwickweller

    Origin: Culver City, California, USA

    Mission: We’re refining the notion of modern workwear, one t-shirt at a time. (Source).

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    54. close.io

    Lead Investor: SV Angel

    Amount: N/A

    Round: Venture round

    Twitter: @closeio

    Origin: Culver City, California, USA

    Mission: Close.io was born from ElasticSales, a sales-as-a-service platform that provides both software and manpower that lets startups outsource their sales functions on demand. ElasticSales pivoted from SwipeGood last year. Elastic actually developed Close.io in-house to increase the performance of their sales people. But as co-founder and CEO Steli Efti explains, the startup saw a potential in marketing and developing their “secret sauce” for clients. (Source).

 

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