This is the third part of fifty startups you should know. Refer to part one if you want to know startups that made it to the top ten and part two for the top twenty.Again these startups are under the radar of businessweek.
KupiVIP is an online shopping portal in Russia, operated by Privat Trade Ltd. The site organises designer brand online sales in fashion and fashion accessories with discounts of up to 70% off boutique prices. The company was founded in 2008.
Loopt, Inc. provides a social-mapping service. The company provides a new way for friends to connect, share, and explore in the mobile environment. It shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones. The company also helps friends connect on the fly and navigate their social lives by orienting them to people, places, and events. In addition, it allows users to share location updates, geo-tagged photos, and comments with friends in their mobile address book or on online social networks, communities, and blogs. The company was formerly known as Flipt, Inc. Loopt, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Mountain View, California.
Metaweb Technologies, Inc
Metaweb Technologies, Inc. designs and builds Web infrastructure technology for Web application developers and publishers. Its technology powers commercial and open-source applications with focusing on organizing and managing data structures. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Mr. Danny Hillis is the Founder and Chairman.
Mochi Media, Inc
Mochi Media, Inc. provides tools and services to support game developers. Its products include MochiAds, an online games network for game developers, advertisers, and publishers; MochiBot, a traffic monitoring tool for flash content; and MochiLand that provides articles, tutorials, and updates for the gaming community. The company’s online game network enables developers to monetize, track, and distribute games across the Internet, as well as enables advertisers to reach engaged audience through games; and publishers to access gaming content to engage and monetize users on their site. Mochi Media, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Mr. Bob Ippolito and Mr. Jameson Hsu are Co-Founders of Moch
Modu manufactures one of the lightest mobile phones in the world, with a vision of bringing a fundamental change to the dynamics of the personal communication world. modu has developed a tiny, modular and sleek mobile phone, which enables users to personalize their mobile experience in a simple and affordable way. Users can customize the look and features of their phone by inserting the modu™ phone into other devices in its ecosystem, including a range of stylish phone enclosures, called modu™ jackets, as well as enhanced, modu-enabled consumer electronics devices, called modu™ mates. modu was founded in 2007 by Dov Moran, the inventor of the USB Flash Drive and other ground breaking per-sonal storage solutions , and is headquartered in Kfar-Saba, Israel, with offices in Austria, Croatia, South Korea and Russia.
Monitise Group Limited
Monitise Group Limited provides mobile banking and payments services. The company’s mobile banking and payments platform allows consumers to perform banking and payment transactions using a single consistent interface. It also offers ACCODE, which provides a two-factor authentication solution for securing desktop, remote user, and portal access. In addition, the company enables its consumers to manage their card based accounts using a secure application on their mobile handset. Monitise serves banks and other financial institutions, card issuers, card schemes, processors, operators, merchants, charities, and transit operators in the United Kingdom and the United States.The company was founded in 2004 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Nila provides lighting system for media houses that enhances video and graphics effect.Location ready durability- Reconfigure size of light in the field- No bulbs to burn out or replace- Vary the beam angle with quick-change lenses- DMX controllable on board dimmer- Universal power supply (90-250 volts 0~67 Hertz 0.55 Amps)- Cradle to Cradle design by seasoned lighting experts- Manufactured in Southern California.
Ning, Inc. provides web hosting services. The company’s platform supports online communities and offers Internet networking solutions. Additionally, it owns and operates online blogs and forums. The company markets its product under the Ning brand name. Ning, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Coceve, Inc., doing business as PBworks, Inc., provides hosted collaboration solutions for law, creative service, professional service, and educational enterprises in the United States. It provides hosted business and educational workspaces; and partner/client share and collaboration, project management, intranet, extranet, knowledge management, and classroom collaboration services, as well as acts as host of other business processes and workflows. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in San Mateo, California.
OpenDNS, LLC provides security and infrastructure services for Internet safety to homes, schools, small and medium businesses, and enterprises in the United States and internationally. The company provides Web content filtering, anti-phishing, DNS infrastructure, and navigation services that enable consumers and network administrators to secure their networks from online threats and enforce Internet-use policies. It serves its clients business services, communications, educational, entertainment, financial services, food services, government, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, law, library, managed services, manufacturing, non-profit, real estate, retail, technology, transportation, and utility sectors. OpenDNS, LLC was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with a server location in London, the United Kingdom.