Special thanks to Norwest Venture Partners for sponsoring the CloudBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown.

We were blown away by the quality of the 200 plus cloud startup applicants, and we’ve narrowed the pool down to 10 finalists who will present their innovative product/service live on day two of CloudBeat.

This year we’ve broken the finalists into two groups: Early stage companies (late seed stage to Series A), and midstage companies (Series A to Series B funding). They’ll each have five minutes to sell our expert panel of judges on how their company embodies, enables, or amplifies the very best new ideas in and around the cloud.

Judges include:

  • Deepak Jeevan Kumar, Principal, General Catalyst
  • Robert Abbott, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
  • Matt Ocko, Co-Managing Partner, Data Collective
  • Jai Das, Managing Partner, SAP Ventures
  • Todd Rumberger, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Ravi Belani, Managing Director, Alchemist Accelerator

The winners will receive:

  • Coverage on
  • Q & A lunch with Jai Das, Managing Partner at SAP Ventures (Mid Stage winner only)
  • A ‘working lunch’ at Norwest Venture Partners with General Partner Robert Abbott and other NVP cloud investors

Here are the finalists:

Early Stage

AIrpostAirpost enables the enterprise to support cloud services in a secure, controlled and compliant environment with a cloud security management platform that provides discovery, control and reporting over the use of cloud services within an organization.

cojoinCojoin is the only analytics platform that easily integrates data from multiple sources to help companies make more informed decisions. We connect data. is mobile management, monitoring and automation for servers across clouds. It emits actionable alerts so users can address operational issues from anywhere, using any web device. It is a freemium service with an open source software component that aims to become the de facto standard on multi-cloud management.

privatecorePrivateCore establishes trust in untrusted environments by securing data-in-use (memory) without requiring changes to applications or hardware infrastructure.

atomorbitAtomOrbit is solving BYOD by providing a Device Agnostic desktop in the cloud. It’s like an enterprise flip board with an enterprise App store.


cloudvelocityCloudVelocity makes it much easier for enterprises to leverage the cloud for existing, multi-tier apps.

TotangoTotango is the leader in customer engagement and user insights for cloud apps. We help vendors translate product usage data to actionable insights to drive revenue.

PistoncloudPiston OpenStack is a bare-metal cloud operating system that enables DevOps teams to easily deploy and manage a private cloud. It scales to manage tens of thousands of servers, delivering a truly lights-out model for the software-defined data center.

AverailAverail provides secure mobile content solutions to enterprises, allowing employees secure and easy access to the information they need to stay productive.

elasticboxElasticBox is transforming how enterprises create and deploy multi-cloud applications.

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