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Bloomfire Named a 2013 Hot Vendor in Social Business

BloomfireAustin-based Bloomfire, maker of a web and mobile knowledge sharing app, made the list of 2013 Hot Vendors in Social Business in a report by Aragon Research.
Aragon Research focused on vendors who are driving forward with solutions that socially enable a business process or function. They named five vendors to their 2013 list — Bloomfire, Crushpath, Kapta Systems, SilkRoad, and SmartRecruiters.
According to the report, “what makes Bloomfire hot is the simple way the company allows text and rich media content such as a video to be captured, uploaded and shared with others. This, combined with Bloomfire’s growing functionality, positions it well for learning, social intranet and customer community use cases.”
Bloomfire also recently made CIO Magazine’s list of 10 Hot Social Media Startups.
The company has raised $20 million so far and has 30 employees, according to its CrunchBase profile. Josh Little and Craig Malloy founded the company in 2010

Austin Startup Bloomfire gets $10 million in financing

A Web app firm, Bloomfire Inc. has landed $10 million in financing from Austin Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.
The Austin-based startup has created a productivity web app targeted at companies and their employees.
The product sounds like a corporate Pinterest-like application with an interactive component that allows employees to share documents, videos, pictures and charts online in real time. The application can be used as a training tool.
“Bloomfire addresses old-school productivity problems with a new-school approach, using social software to create and share valuable information within an enterprise,” Chris Pacitti, general partner at Austin Ventures said in a news statement. “It essentially allows you to clone your best sales people, reducing costs, improving productivity and accelerating new business opportunities that drive your bottom line.”
A group of seasoned entrepreneurs founded Bloomfire including CEO Craig Malloy, who founded and sold LifeSize to Logitech, CTO Dave McCann, formerly an executive at LifeSize and Chief Evangelist Josh Little, former national training manager at Stryker Instruments.

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