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101 Most Innovative Analytics Startups & Companies (Chicago)

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based Analytics companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Analytics industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Chicago Analytics Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Civis Analytics

Civis Analytics

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Civis Analytics is a software company that helps public and private sector organizations make data-driven decisions.

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Signal is an independent SaaS provider of data onboarding and real-time identity resolution.

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Uptake Technologies

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Uptake Technologies designs and develops enterprise software.

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Sprout Social

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Sprout Social provides a platform for businesses to manage social media engagement, publishing and analytics.

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Capital Markets Gateway

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CMG is a fintech firm offering an integrated digital workflow and analytics platform for capital markets professionals.

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Numerator

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Numerator brings together omnichannel marketing, merchandising and sales data to make pursuing new possibilities simple.

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IRI

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IRI is a Market research company specialized in development of big data and predictive analytics solutions.

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Ocient

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Ocient is a startup building a near-real time database and data analytics platform for petabyte- to exabyte-scale data sets.

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Narrative Science

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Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from enterprise data to drive understanding and results.

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Betsperts

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Betsperts provides crowdsourced sports content, social media, advice, and user analytics on a centralized platform.

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Label Insight

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Label Insight is a SaaS company that provides insights on food label data to government, retailers, manufacturers and app developers.

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PowerReviews

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PowerReviews is a leading provider of ratings, reviews and question and answer technology for brands and retailers.

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Physiq

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Physiq offers its users with a personalized data analytics platform for human physiology.

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YCharts

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YCharts is a financial software company providing investment research tools including stock charts, stock ratings, and economic indicators.

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DialogTech

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DialogTech provides actionable marketing analytics for businesses that value phone calls.

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Rise Interactive

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Rise Interactive is a full-service digital marketing agency, helping leading brands drive better business outcomes.

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ModelOp

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Pioneer of ModelOps software enabling enterprises to address the critical governance and scale challenges in operationalizing AI/ML models

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InContext Solutions

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InContext Solutions is the global leader in scalable, web-based virtual reality shopper and retail solutions.

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NielsenIQ

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NielsenIQ is the industry leader in global measurement and data analytics.

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Upfront Healthcare Services

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Upfront Healthcare is a developer of patient navigation platform designed to combine analytics, dynamic content, and automated outreach.

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Quicket Solutions

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Quicket provides a flexible low code/no code platform that automates workflows and streamlines payments for the public sector.

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SAVO

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SAVO enables companies to harness the power of sales process, social collaboration, mobility and analytics.

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Mattersight

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Mattersight is an enterprise analytic company that provides SaaS-based enterprise behavioral analytics software.

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Amper Technologies

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Real-time factory visibility deployed in minutes to always meet your production goals and avoid surprises

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Networked Insights

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Networked Insights provides analytics that enable companies to make data-driven marketing decisions and improve media efficiency.

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KnowledgeHound

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KnowledgeHound is the data organization and visualization tool for companies buried in piles of market research.

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Geofeedia

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Geofeedia is specializing in location-based social media monitoring, intelligence, and analysis for corporate security and more.

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Blinkfire Analytics

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Blinkfire Analytics uses proprietary, patented AI and computer vision to optimize the sponsorship marketplace across social media, digital, and OTT for teams, leagues, athletes, creators, and brands. 

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Rippleshot

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Credit and Debit Card Fraud Detection

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Network Perception

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Network Perception is providing a pioneering network device configuration analysis software to visualize and manage their network.

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CancerIQ

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CancerIQ is a saas platform that helps providers use genetic information to predict, pre-empt, and prevent disease – starting with cancer

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TruePublic

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TruePublic is a crowd-sourced platform that allows users to ask questions, share honest opinions, and learn about the world around them.

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OpinionLab

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OpinionLab provides omnichannel Voice of Customer feedback solutions to help organizations collect, understand, and leverage customer data.

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ArgonCredit

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Argon Credit is a online personal loan startup. Currently growing in the U.S. with plans to expand into the U.K., Europe and Australia.

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simMachines

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simMachines provides similarity-oriented solutions for advanced analytics.

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Gray Matter Analytics

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Healthcare data and analytics company transforming healthcare through data-driven insights through Analytics as a Service solutions.

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Block Six Analytics

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Maximizing Revenue For Buyers And Sellers Of Sports Sponsorship Using Technology And Analytics

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Earlybird

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Earlybird helps businesses build smart software that leverages data in powerful ways.

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SipScience

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SipScience is a revolutionary data analytics and marketing platform for the regulated beverage alcohol industry.

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DRIVIN

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DRIVIN sources, acquires, delivers and markets used-cars for its network of dealer partners, utilizing data and technology platforms.

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Social Market Analytics

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Social Market Analytics quantifies social media data and provides actionable market intelligence primarily to financial market investors.

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Target Data

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Target Data operates as a performance marketing agency fueled by data.

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Lab Me Analytics

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Lab Me Analytics provides direct-to-consumer healthcare and blood analytics.

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Murmur

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Customer Data Platform helps brands to explore audiences in real-world, connect with them in real-time via car-top billboards.

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Precognitive Inc

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Precognitive combines device intelligence and behavioral analytics with a real-time decision engine to accurately detect and prevent fraud.

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Strike Social

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The global leader in AI for social advertising

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SetuServ

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SetuServ is a text analytics firm focused on building Voice of Customer solutions using Natural Language Processing and curation.

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Megalytics

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The most extensive, verified, relevant data ever possessed by one analytics entity.

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BellaDati

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BellaDati is a producer of an agile analytic and reporting big data tool that reinvents the way business users interact with business data.

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AdYapper

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AdYapper tracks display and mobile ads that generate detailed verification data, consumer sentiment, and viewability.

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Food Genius

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Food Genius is a leading foodservice data provider specializing in gathering, preparing, and serving foodservice menu data and analytics

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CountBOX

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CountBOX is a cloud-based retail analytics solutions that helps clients measure foot traffic in public spaces.

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Digital H2O

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Digital H2O develops an online oilfield water management analytics platform to change how energy companies manage scarce water resources.

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Blocklight

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Blocklight is the premier analytics platform for e-commerce businesses

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Doorstat

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Helps businesses automatically analyze customer demographics, customer behavior, and wait times

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Vertex Analytics

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Vertex Analytics is a provider of data management services company.

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Learnmetrics

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Learnmetrics are a team of Educators, Academics, Technologists, and Designers who are committed to improving educational outcomes.

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ShopperTrak

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ShopperTrak is a provider of people counter technology and foot traffic analysis that improve retail profitability.

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Affinitiv

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Affinitiv is a marketing technology company

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Strata Decision Technology

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Strata Decision Technology offers financial analytics, business intelligence, and decision support services for the healthcare industry.

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Benchmark Analytics

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Benchmark Analytics provides police force management software driven by real-world experience and world class research.

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DealRoom

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DealRoom is a project management software that creates a better M&A experience for the user and its client.

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Wavicle Data Solutions

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Wavicle offers Rapid Delivery Data and Analytics Solutions that reduce the time, cost and risk of data and analytics projects

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Helios Digital Learning

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Helios Digital combines immersive storytelling, EQ, behavioral economics and analytics to help employees make better ethical decisions.

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Data Products LLC

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Data Science Consulting

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TrendSpider

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TrendSpider is software that is used to make technical analysis with scanners, charts, analyses, automation and backtesting services.

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Strategic Systems International

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SaaS, Advanced Analytics, Apps, Software Development

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ClearCut Analytics

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ClearCut is an eCommerce analytics and services provider that helps CPG companies make critical decisions and drive sustainable growth.

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Shapiro+Raj

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Shapiro+Raj is a market research firm.

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supplier.io

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Supplier data and analytics to power supply chain solutions.

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Pareto Intelligence

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Pareto Intelligence is an analytics and technology solutions company that supports healthcare plans and providers with revenue and cost.

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Transistor.fm

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Podcast hosting and analytics for creatives, brands, and professionals.

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BCV

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BCV is a full service social media provider focused on the hospitality industry.

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Aptitive

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Aptitive is an analytics and data consulting company that empowers organizations to access, analyze, and take action on their data.

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Aspen Marketing Services

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Aspen Marketing Services is a digital marketing company focusing on both response and engagement techniques.

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Nousot

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Nousot develops machine learning products to deliver predictive analytics as a service in the field of data science.

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EdgeRank Checker

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EdgeRank Checker is a free tool enabling Facebook marketers to check their page’s exposure within Facebook.

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LineSlip Solutions

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LineSlip helps companies collect and use the commercial insurance data they generate to make smarter, more timely business decisions.

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Atidiv

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Our team of expert practitioners use process expertise, data science & technology to provide scalable solutions to clients.

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One North Interactive

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One North Interactive is an agency serving creative, strategic and technological needs.

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HGS Digital

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HGS Digital helps companies with digital transformation, analytics and cloud strategic services to improve revenue and optimize operations.

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Unifyd Insights

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Unifyd is a pre-integrated data & analytics marketplace. Connect your data to expand and enrich it.

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InStep Software

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InStep Software is a leading provider of real-time performance management.

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LiveOne, Inc.

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LiveOne is a social media company focused on enhancing the way live-streamed content is consumed.

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Bridgenet Solutions Inc

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BridgeNet Solutions is a full service supply chain data analytics company.

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envisionit

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Envisionit is a digital marketing agency that provides data, analytics, tracking, optimization, and targeting solutions to its clients.

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Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc.

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Intelligent Flying Machines develops systems that maximize inventory accuracy and unleash productivity in the workforce.

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Opex Analytics

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Opex Analytics is an analytics and software company offering software solutions.

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Complementics

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Complementics is a Mobile Audience Network that manages data from more than 1 billion mobile devices globally.

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CLOUDQUANT, LLC

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CloudQuant a powerful and comprehensive data + tech+ research + distribution platform for investors and corporate clients

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4FRONT

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4FRONT solves problems and generates revenue through deep analytics, digital media, strategic sponsorships, and innovative ideas.

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StrategIQ Commerce

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StrategIQ Commerce is a logistics company specializing in integrates, processes, and data analysis services.

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HEXstream

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Information Technology and Services

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MMA (Marketing Management Analytics)

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MMA (Marketing Management Analytics) helps clients to achieve significant brand and marketplace advantages.

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Sphere Consulting

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Sphere Consulting provides custom solutions in software, web, and mobile development, and data analytics.

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Red Foundry

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Red Foundry is a browser-based cross platform enabling users to build mobile applications.

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Neurocern

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The leading neuroinformatics and predictive analytics technology company

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Arcalea

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Arcalea is a digital agency that offers market assessment, marketing strategy, analytics, AI and marketing automation.

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Contelligent

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Contelligent offers container monitoring and analytic solutions to help companies gain visibility and control of their container assets.

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Xaqt

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Xaqt creates products that transform how organizations and governments use their data.

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KnowledgeAdvisors

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KnowledgeAdvisors is the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions.

Written by Mark Smith

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