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ChannelE2E 100 – 2016 Edition

ChannelE2E 100 – 2016 Edition, Companies 61-70

61. Optomec

David Ramahi

David Ramahi, President and CEO

2015 Milestone: Raised $6 million in Series B funding led by GE Ventures and Autodesk’s Spark fund.
HQ: Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Focus: Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of so-called “Additive Manufacturing” systems. Optomec’s LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance.
Key Executive: David Ramahi, president and CEO.
Specialty: 3D printed electronics and metals.


62. Outsource My I.T.

Christian Wigley

Christian Wigley, President

2015 Milestones: Secured largest contract to date; doubled staff.
HQ: Caldwell, New Jersey.
Focus: Our focus has always been and always will be to help small businesses save money, save time and have access to highly skilled technology professionals and tools.
Employees: 1-20.
Specialty: IT service provider.


63. Palantir Technologies

Alex Karp

CEO Alex Karp

2015 Milestones: Raised $200 million — bringing to total funding for the company to $1.9 billion.
HQ: Palo Alto, California.
Focus:  Palantir has raised 12 financing rounds — an extremely high number. But this isn’t your typical business launch.. The 12-year-old “startup” has data mining software used by the CIA, FBI and other top intelligence organizations.
Specialty: Independent software vendor.


64. Passportal Inc.

Colin Knox

CEO Colin Knox

2015 Milestone: Secured angel funding (figure confirmed confidentially by ChannelE2E).
HQ: Calgary.
Focus: Passportal is a cloud-based Identity and Password Management solution exclusively designed for and used by MSPs. More than 1000 IT Service companies across 19 countries have implemented Passportal internally to better manage their clients’ passwords, increase security, and improve technician efficiency. Partners also drive new service sales with their own branded version of Passportal to deliver Password Security Management as a value added service to their clients.
Employees: 1-19.
Specialty: Security.


65. Platfora

JAson Zintak

CEO Jason Zintak

2015 Milestone: Raised $30 million led by HSBC and Harmony Partners.
HQ:  San Mateo, California.
Focus: By combining traditionally separate tools – analytics, business intelligence, data visualization, data preparation and in-memory acceleration – Platfora’s big data discovery platform reduces project completion from 12-18 months to a matter of hours, the company claims. The platform is built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark, two fast-growth big data platforms.
Specialty: Big data.


66-67. Pomeroy Group

Chris Froman

CEO Chris Froman

2015 Milestones: Acquired by Clear Lake Capital; merged with Tolt Solutions.
HQ: Herbron, Kentucky.
Focus: Pomeroy provides high quality IT infrastructure services from its locations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Western Europe. Pomeroy’s portfolio of infrastructure managed services includes End User Services and Network, Data Center and Cloud Services.
Specialty: IT service provider.


68. Preferred Networks Corp.

David Webster

David Webster, President

2015 Milestone: Acquired by All Covered parent Konica Minolta Business Solutions.
HQ: Atlanta, Georgia.
Specialty: Provider of turnkey desktop and server virtualization services. The bundle includes a full Microsoft office desktop, Exchange and Data Security Solutions.
Specialty: IT services provider.


69. Presidio

Bob Cagnazzi

CEO Bob Cagnazzi

2015 Milestone: Acquired Sequoia Worldwide for hybrid cloud software development services.
HQ: New York, New York.
Specialty: Presidio is a leading U.S.-based IT solutions provider offering consulting, professional services, and cloud and managed services. By taking the time to deeply understand how our clients define success, we architect technology solutions that address their evolving business needs. Our approach blends the credibility to deliver practical
Employees: 2,500-9,999.
Specialty: IT solutions provider.


70. PTC

Jim Heppelmann

Jim Heppelmann, President and CEO

2015 Milestone: Acquired Kepware for about $100 million.
HQ: Needham, Massachusetts.
Specialty: PTC is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT).  PTC‘s buyout of Kepware could help service providers focused on the Internet of Things and connected factories. Watch for two IoT management platforms — PTC ThingWorx and Kepware’s KEPServerEX — to converge, assisting service providers focused on manufacturing, oil and gas, building automation, power and utilities.
Specialty: The Internet of Things.

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