There are a couple of new companies started this year that are on our radar.
They have known founders and are embarking on a new venture in emerging markets. It should be interesting to watch as they lauch their products or services this year.
Akiba is based in Boston and the founders come from Nexaweb, Fundtech, Fortelligent and Bladelogic.
They are developing a database virtualization solution that enables effortless scalability of a database across nodes, both within the enterprise and in the cloud.
Nasuni is a Natick based company with founders hailing from Archivas and other executives from Leostream and BCG.
They will be providing enterprise-class features, while removing the existing obstacles to cloud storage adoption for companies of all sizes, with or without IT resources. We believe our offering will propel cloud storage into a segment of the market that is prime for the cloud, but not currently being served.
Performable is a virtual startup based in Cambridge. The founders come from Compete and Lookery.
Operating in stealth mode for now, the most they have said publicly is that Performable is a marketing platform for start-ups and online businesses. Without knowing exactly what they are doing, a data point regarding the product's viability was provided by Sean Ellis (Performable advisor) who said he could't live without the product. That is enough to get our attention and is a good indication they are on to something.
Yottaa is another stealth mode startup based in Cambridge. The founders and executives are out of Nexaweb and Tazz Networks.
Their vague offering description says Yottaa is a cloud computing company building a new generation of cloud services revolutionizing what we know about the Internet. Ray Stata is involved with the company which is a fairly strong indication of strong underlying technology.
Of course this is a partial list of the cool technology companies coming out of the Boston area in 2009. If there are any additions you would like to make, feel free to leave them in the comments.