3ICE is building a multi-platform global “mobile first” sports media company initially focused on operating a series of touring professional 3-on-3 ice hockey leagues that will play in both NHL and hockey hotbed cities and arenas.
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)
Alembic is dedicated to streamlining the complexities of marketing across multiple platforms for enterprise and mid-market users, building a single portal to coordinate and quantify campaigns across multiple channels.
Alkeme Health is building the digital destination of total health for the Black community. Through compelling & culturally relevant content, Alkeme intends to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health in culture, making it not only accessible, but aspirational.
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.
asensei is focused on disrupting how people train and practice specific sports and sports-related movements via "Connected Coaching." The company has developed a cloud coaching platform, coaching content marketplace and sensor technology that together are able to coach an athlete via real-time audio feedback.
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.
Acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
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
Compliable (formerly Rebric) is building a full-suite compliance management solution for the rapidly growing sports betting industry. The company’s platform offers a centralized data input feature that allows sportsbook operators, and other organizations requiring sports betting licenses, to rapidly complete, renew, and manage licenses across various jurisdictions.
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.
Acquired by Bruin Capital
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
GridRival is building the world’s first fantasy and betting platform focused exclusively on motorsports, with an authentic fusion of content, community and gaming.
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)
Kensho Health is a care network and telemedicine platform for evidence-based holistic health providers.
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.
Acquired by a private investor
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)
Omorpho is building a revolutionary DTC sportswear portfolio utilizing the concept of microloading to improve athletic performance.
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)
PandaScore is an esports data and odds provider that uses proprietary technology to collect real-time data on competitive esports matches. The company’s API delivers odds and statistics to bookmakers, professional esports teams, tournament organizers, fantasy sports companies and media clients around the world.
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.
PickUp is a technology company building the bridge between two multi-billion-dollar industries – sports media and sports betting. The company's lightweight platform allows publishers to embed quantifiable and contextually relevant questions into their content and enables readers and users to share that content with their community of sports friends and fans.
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
Repeat.gg (formerly XY Gaming) is the one of the world’s largest global esports tournament platforms where users compete for cash prizes across games like League of Legends and Dota 2 with support for Fortnite, Rocket League, CSGO and additional titles coming soon. The company organizes asynchronous esports tournaments, automatically monitoring players’ in-game statistics and awarding scores based on performance to create a convenient and hassle-free competitive arena for gamers of all skill levels.
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)
Rupie is an AI driven, community-focused talent-gig matching platform for building video games. The platform allows companies to save time and money finding the right people, planning, coordinating, and creating all in one powerful and easy-to-use solution.
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)
SIQ is focused on helping basketball players improve shooting skills via the world’s first FIBA-approved smart basketball.
Stadium Live is building an authentic digital world around sports and culture for the next generation of sports and esports fans and communities.
StatusPro combines data with AR & VR to provide a suite of training and gaming products that revolutionize the way coaches, players and fans experience their favorite sport.
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.
Acquired by United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR)
StreamLayer is developing technology that seeks to fundamentally change the way video content is both consumed and monetized.
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.
Tribe Fitness empowers local and grassroots fitness creators and studios to deliver the most interactive workout experience to their fans and member community.
Upcomer is an esports community and content platform helping esports fans stay updated and engaged.
Verax Biomedical is the leading developer of rapid tests for the detection of bacterial contaminants in blood components, tissues for transplantation and cellular therapies.
Workforce Athletics is a corporate wellness and culture company focused on connecting companies and employees through sports. WFA provides exceptionally well curated and operated turnkey corporate sports leagues and tournaments that promote employee retention, inclusion, teamwork and wellness. The company is building the centralized platform for team sports in the workplace – the “NCAA for Companies.”
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)