Last month we held the Under the Radar 2013 conference, an institution among venture capitalists, innovators, and pundits alike since 2002.
Taking the stage last month were 23 cutting-edge technologies across five distinct categories: mobile enterprise, front office, back office, cloud service, and big data. You can read more about the winners of each category and the overall judges’ choice and audience choice HERE.
Not simply a competition among startups, Under the Radar has a track record of identifying category leaders—and helping fledgling startups attract customers and investors.
Indeed, according to Chris Preimesberger, editor of eWeek, “Venture capitalists, investors and journalists enjoy the Under the Radar conference showcases because there are always promising startup companies to scout.” He continues: “Chances are good that if a company is a finalist to present at UTR, it will receive funding of some kind—whether from a venture capitalist, an angel investor or another source.”
In fact, nearly three-quarters of the more than 200 UTR alumni startups have raised funding since participation and more than a quarter have been acquired.
In total, more than $3.5 BILLION dollars has been raised by Under the Radar alumni startups over the past decade.
Companies like BillFloat, Box, Flickr, GoodData, Heroku, Jive (JIVE), LinkedIn (LNKD), Marketo (MKTO), MobileIron, New Relic, Pandora(P), TapJoy, TripIt and more continue to lead the way and redefine how we interact with technology in our work and personal lives.
So the question becomes: what’s next?
What industries are ripe for disruption? What technologies are changing our lives? Where will businesses see new value and opportunity?
Comment below with your ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. At Under the Radar 2014 you’ll have an opportunity to meet the founders developing the next generation of innovative technology.