Greater Austin Chamber and SXSW Interactive Name 12 Startups to Fall A-List

images-6The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and South by Southwest Interactive Wednesday named 12 companies to its 2013 Fall Austin A-List.
The list includes companies categorized by their investment stage including emerging, growth and scale and they span a wide range of industries including big data, social, health and entertainment.
The chamber releases its A-List twice a year to highlight some of Austin’s “most fundable and innovative regional startups,” according to a news release.
So far, 19 companies from its 2013 Summer Austin A-List have received a total of $10.3 million in investment and 28 members of its 2012 A-List have received a total of $164.5 million in investment.
“The 2013 Fall Austin A-List companies shine a light on the innovative spirit of Austin and its powerful entrepreneurial ecosystem,” Michele Skelding, the chamber’s senior vice president of global technology and innovation, said in a news release. “Raising the profile of these burgeoning companies helps cultivate investment, which helps attract the next generation of game-changing innovators who in turn, help Austin to evolve and continue to grow as the top region to start and grow an innovation based business. These companies are proof-positive that Austin continues to grow as a hotbed of technology and innovation.”
“SXSW Interactive is proud to be a continued part of the rich Austin startup and investment community,” Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive Festival, said in a news release. “Austin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has never been stronger, and these 12 A-List companies show great potential for growth and will help keep driving the spirited ideas that make Austin so special.”
The list follows with descriptions of the companies provided by the chamber:

In the emerging category for companies with less than $1 million in funding:

Atlas is an intelligent wristband for fitness enthusiasts looking for a complete solution, not just a pedometer.

Datafiniti was founded with the ambitious goal of converting the largest source of data, the Internet itself, into structured data to make better business applications and push the boundaries of better decision-making.

Filament Labs is building a SaaS platform to power any app that goes between a patient and their care provider.

Pristine develops apps for Google Glass for healthcare environments to help treat more people at a more affordable cost.

Shelfbucks aims to level the playing field between physical and online retail, revolutionizing the brand to consumer channel through mobile.

YouEarnedIt fosters happiness at work through a simple, fun, and flexible SaaS platform that provides real-time recognition and meaningful, custom rewards for employees.

In the growth or mid-stage category for companies with $1 million to $10 million in funding:

Gazzang develops products that keep data secure, available and actionable in the cloud.

How Do You Roll leads the restaurant industry as the first fast-casual, custom sushi shop.

Uship is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace, primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets.

WP Engine is the premium managed hosting platform for websites and applications built with WordPress.

In the category of scale or later stage investment of $10 million or more:

Main Street Hub offers an integrated social, web, and email marketing product designed to help merchants get more customers and keep them coming back.

Phunware is the pioneer of Mobile as a Service (MaaS) – a fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize users on mobile.

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