Vexed in the City: San Francisco Strife Spurs Tech Defectors Elsewhere

As part of a CNET special report examining the tech-induced economic boom, and backlash, in San Francisco, CNET examines the unique advantages that up-and-coming startup hubs offer. When Cisco Distinguished Engineer Robbie Allen was ready to launch his own startup, he contemplated Silicon Valley, where he’d previously worked with Cisco, and Boston, where he’d received two advanced degrees at MIT. In the end, Allen launched Automated Insights in Durham citing lower salaries and overhead, which eased fundraising pressures, and the quality of life. In June, the Company completed a $5.5M Series B financing and it continues to add to an impressive customer list that includes Yahoo!, Edmunds.com, The Associated Press, Samsung, Microsoft and more.

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Distil Networks Named One of Hottest Companies in DC by Lead411

Lead411 has recognized Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, as one of the fastest growing technology companies in DC. “Our 2014 award winners might be our best selection ever,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. “It seems like there is no better time to be a tech entrepreneur. There are so many startups succeeding right now and it is reflected in these awards.” Winners were selected from over 784 companies and had to have achieved 100% revenue growth over the past two years or received over $1M in funding within the past two years. “Our entire team is extremely proud that we have received this award and recognition. It is extremely humbling to be considered alongside such a terrific group of companies,” said Rami Essaid, CEO & Co-founder of Distil Networks.

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Distil Networks Named One of the Hottest Companies in DC by Lead411

Lead411 has recognized Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, as one of the fastest growing technology companies in DC. “Our 2014 award winners might be our best selection ever,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. “It seems like there is no better time to be a tech entrepreneur. There are so many startups succeeding right now and it is reflected in these awards.” Winners were selected from over 784 companies and had to have achieved 100% revenue growth over the past two years or received over $1M in funding within the past two years. “Our entire team is extremely proud that we have received this award and recognition. It is extremely humbling to be considered alongside such a terrific group of companies,” said Rami Essaid, CEO & Co-founder of Distil Networks.

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Customer Retention Software Leader Windsor Circle Closes $5.25M Series B

Windsor Circle, the industry-leading customer retention software company, recently announced that it had closed a $5.25M Series B financing led by Comcast Ventures with participation from IDEA Fund Partners and existing investors. Also participating in the round was AOL Co-Founder and active investor, Steve Case. Windsor Circle created the investor commentary video below to accompany its press release.

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Axial Exchange Aims to Keep Patients Healthy Outside the Hospital

While patients in US hospitals often receive top-notch care while they’re in the hospital, they are often discharged without the information or support needed to make a full recovery. In fact, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Raleigh-based Axial Exchange is working to solve this problem using mobile apps designed to educate and empower patients to take a more active role in self care after leaving the hospital. Axial’s solution includes tools for medication management, appointment scheduling, reference information and connections to monitoring devices that can send health data back to doctors.

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