Accumetrics develops, manufactures and markets the VerifyNow System, a comprehensive suite of assays for the assessment of platelet function. This key measurement device helps to measure the effectiveness of anti-platelet drugs in the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
Acquired by ITC Nexus Holding Co.
Active.com is a leading provider of Internet-based applications for the administration and management of amateur, intramural, and recreational sports leagues, as well as individual sporting events such as marathons, triathlons and bicycle races.
LeagueLink merged into ACTIVE.com.
Now a publicly-traded company (NASDAQ: ACTV)
ANGLR is a fishing intelligence network created to help avid anglers constantly improve together. It consists of a free fishing profile accessible from mobile to web, with optional tracking accessories, and a community of like-minded anglers who are passionate about catching more fish, measuring performance, identifying patterns, and collaborating deeper than ever before.
Buddy Media makes it possible for the world’s largest and most trusted brands to engage their audiences by extending their advertising into the world of social networks. Its branded social applications increase engagement and social interaction between people and brands, ultimately creating social brand loyalty. Through its Brand Advocate Process, Buddy Media plans, builds, promotes and monitors “app-vertising” campaigns-branded social applications.
The company was founded by serial entrepreneurial Michael Lazerow, who has co-founded four successful internet-based media companies. Co-investors included Bay Partners, GreyCroft Partners, Softbank Capital, Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal), and European Founder’s Fund.
Acquired by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM)
Cadant is a leading high-speed networking products supplier of a new generation of carrier-class cable modem termination systems dedicated to bringing Internet and multimedia services to mass markets.
Acquired by Arris (NASDAQ: ARRS)
Club Champion is the market leading custom golf club fitting and building company headquartered in Chicago with existing locations throughout the United States and major expansions underway.
Cobotics is a leading developer of collaborative motion control software and intelligent assist devices. Its products are used in applications that require human judgment combined with power assist or precision guidance. Products incorporate patented human intent sensors, control software, and intuitive human interfaces.
Acquired by Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK)
Cognitive Concepts is a leader in integrating technology with scientific principles and proven instructional methods to offer effective literacy learning solutions and training for educators, specialists and families.
Acquired by Houghton Mifflin
Corona Optical Systems develops and manufactures high-speed optoeletronic components and subsystems for carrier class equipment.
Acquired by Emcore (NASDAQ: EMKR)
Data TV Networks provides proprietary, internet-based software that facilitates the creation and automated generation of interactive cable television content through the use of a standard browser interface.
Acquired by NextOne Interactive, now known as Monaker Group (NASDAQ: MKGI)
EthnicGrocer.com was the leading online provider of ethnic products to both native populations and the American cooking enthusiast.
Exacq Technologies is a leading developer of open architecture, Video Management Systems (VMS) for security and surveillance applications.
Acquired by Tyco International (NYSE: TYC)
FanCompass is a lead generation software platform that helps grow a sports team’s fan database (integrates social media and data collection), identifies key influencers and sells more tickets. To build a sustainable business, clubs must go beyond to monetize every aspect of the fan experience. This understanding led GAGA Sports to relaunch as FanCompass in 2016 with the singular mission: convert fan engagement into revenue. The company has built a program that combines both technology and services to continually acquire, understand and monetize local and global fans.
Firefly Energy is bringing the worldwide battery marketplace new levels of power, capacity, and life at lower cost and lighter weight.
Full Swing Golf manufactures and distributes golf simulators for golf professionals, enthusiasts, and businesses. The company offers its products through distributors worldwide. Simulators are in the homes of Tour Pros, including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Patrick Reed and many others.
Fusion Risk Management is an innovative IT and operational risk management consulting firm and software provider. Fusion was founded with the vision of industry leaders that IT and operational risk management can be made more effective, efficient and economical. The company employs the "Fusion Framework," a structured methodology developed from decades of industry experience, to deliver a suite of Advisory Consulting solutions that help customers gain control of their IT Risk Management Programs. Fusion also offers world class Advisory Consulting Services in the areas of IT governance, business continuity, disaster recovery, imformation protection, regulatory compliance, audit preparation, pandemic planning and crisis mananagement.
Acquired by Catalyst Investors
GolfServ is a pioneer and leading player in the online golf market, providing private label golf sites for leading media entities and comprehensive offerings for golfers and golf fans.
Acquired by Time Inc. (NASDAQ: TIME) then renamed GOLF.com
Hammerhead was founded with a vision of reimagining the intersection of cycling and technology. The company's latest product, Karoo, is a touchscreen cycling computer, built on a user-friendly Android-based interface that seamlessly integrates navigation, training, performance tracking, and social connectivity, all in a wireless, 3G-enabled body that easily mounts to one’s handlebars and is ruggedized for all types of cycling.
iLink Global is an eLogistics application service provider offering global logistics services to e-commerce sites on a turnkey basis.
Acquired by Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ: DSGX)
Ischemia Technologies develops, manufactures, and markets new and unique in vitro diagnostic products with a focus on cardiovascular and acute care medicine.
Acquired by Inverness Medical Innovations (AMEX: IMA)
Kirtas Technologies, Inc. moves knowledge from books to bytes through revolutionary digital imaging technology that changes the way all bound documents are scanned, thus dramatically increasing the availability of these documents.
LeagueLink provides Internet-based applications for the administration and management of amateur, intramural, and recreational sports leagues.
LeagueLink merged into ACTIVE.com.
MediCrush is a medical products company that manufactures and markets a unique, patented pill-crushing syringe used to dissolve and administer pill medication to people on liquid-based feeding systems and for various veterinary applications.
Mezzia offers the first web-based collaborative supply-chain planning solution that helps organizations proactively manage their internal demand for goods and services, resulting in immediate cost reductions and improved operational efficiency.
Acquired by VFA, Inc.
Compliance and Ethics Learning Solutions (CELS) is a Chicago-based holding company created to target the compliance training sector which subsequently acquired Midi, Inc., a leading provider of off-the-shelf and custom compliance and ethics eLearning solutions.
Acquired by SAI Global (ASX: SAI)
MST Analytics was a holding company set up to acquire and hold directly, or through wholly-owned subsidiaries, four operating companies, all of which developed, manufactured and sold products that were used primarily in the process of semiconductor fabrication and in the chemical industry.
Acquired by ATMI, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATMI)
MVPIndex is a data analytics firm focused on sports and entertainment social media information and indices that help brands, agencies, teams and leagues quantify the social media power and appeal of athletes and entertainers. Using a proprietary algorithmic driven brand ambassador index, the online service tracks athlete and entertainer posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube, and then assigns them a rating of 0-10 based on their profiles’ reach, engagement and conversation.
NetRegulus is a leading provider of software to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries for the management of clinical, quality and regulatory data.
Acquired by Parametric Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: PTC)
Orbit Commerce provides large enterprises with an e-commerce technology platform for managing small and medium sized business relationships on the Internet.
Acquired by Digital River (NASDAQ: DRIV)
Performics provides Internet-based pay-for-performance marketing programs that are used by both online and offline merchants to acquire new and retain existing customers.
Acquired by DoubleClick (NASDAQ: DCLK)
Phenix is a Chicago-based technology development company revolutionizing content delivery with the world's first and only real-time video streaming platform with unprecedented ~300 milliseconds of end-to-end latency and the capability to scale to millions of concurrent viewers.
The company's goal is to foster collaboration and drive viewer engagement by surpassing the current "live" streaming standard with unprecedented scale, decreased latency, improved streaming quality and lower costs.
PixelOptics is leading the change from passive eyewear to active eyewear that responds to the needs of the wearer by electronically focusing to optimize vision at every distance.
RCT Analytics provided state-of-the-art, video-based customer traffic tracing systems. This patented system was primarily targeted at patron counting for the enclosed shopping center, retail, and casino industries. The People Counter™ captured data through compact video cameras concealed in ceilings at entrances and other exit points in the facility. The applications of the traffic data were far-reaching and had a significant impact on mall, retail, and casino owners’ bottom-line decisions with regard to labor scheduling, marketing and promotional activities, lease negotiations, operational decisions such as HVAC and security, and capital improvement decisions.
Merged with ShopperTrak
Rubicon Technology is a leading materials science solutions provider in research, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of high-quality single crystal sapphire and other advanced technology materials.
Now a publicly-traded company (NASDAQ: RBCN)
Sarvega builds intelligent XML switches that enable Fortune 500 Enterprises to route information based on its meaning and value.
Acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)
ShopTalk Networks developed integrated voice XML-based software solutions for customized speech-enabled customer care and other telephony-based enterprise applications.
Silver Creek Systems uses patented semantic technology to automate the generation of consistent, complete and correct product data from unstructured, unpredictable data, assuring reliable product data integration and reuse throughout the information supply chain.
Acquired by Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)
SteadyMed Therapeutics is a publicly-traded (NASDAQ:STDY), specialty pharmaceutical company with Headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and R&D in Rehovot, Israel.
SteadyMed is leveraging its PatchPump parenteral therapeutics delivery platform to develop its own drug product portfolio and is partnering with BioPharm companies to optimize delivery of their novel and existing drugs. The company aspires to redefine the parenteral therapeutics experience for patients dependent upon large doses of intravenous and subcutaneous medication by extending the limits of parenteral therapeutics to restore freedom, joy and dignity to patients’ lives.
Supreme Golf is a technology firm that has created the "KAYAK" of golf tee times. They are the world’s largest and only tee time metasearch engine that allows consumers to compare tee time pricing and reviews from multiple tee time agents and deal sites in one search.
Verax Biomedical is the leading developer of rapid tests for the detection of bacterial contaminants in blood components, tissues for transplantation and cellular therapies.
Zavers is a powerful digital management system that provides qualitative and quantative information never before available to Product Marketers and Retailers, helping them to measure the effectiveness of their marketing programs. Zavers connects online advertising with promotional incentives that are stored online and processed at point of sale through a proprietary, patent-pending Digital Incentive Management Engine. This connection allows Zavers to provide measurements at every step of the customer’s purchase process, and marketers and retailers to optimize their online and offline marketing investments.
Acquired by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)