We received over 100 quality startup applicants to the DataBeat Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of VentureBeat’s second annual big data event (next Monday and Tuesday, May 19 and May 20, in San Francisco).

We’ve narrowed the pool down to 10 finalists who will present their innovative products or services on day two of DataBeat. They each have 5 minutes to sell our expert panel of judges on how their companies embody, enable, or amplify the very best new ideas in and around big data.

The finalists are in two groups: Early-stage companies (late seed stage to Series A), and midstage companies (Series A to Series B funding). They each have 5 minutes to sell our expert panel of judges on how their company embodies, enables, or amplifies the very best new ideas in and around big data.

Note: There are only a few DataBeat tickets left. Grab yours today.

Judges include:

  • Jerry Held, Chairman of the Board, Tamr
  • Todd Rumberger, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • Rajeev Batra, Partner, Mayfield Fund
  • Charles Beeler, General Partner, Icon Venture Partners

Here are the Innovation Showdown finalists:

Early Stage:


6Sense-Logo-CMYK6Sense: 6Sense is a predictive-intelligence engine for sales and marketing that helps companies measurably grow their business. 6Sense leverages time-sensitive, behavioral data to identify new prospects that are highly likely to buy, providing insights about when they will buy, how far along they are in the purchase cycle, which products they prefer, and how best to reach them.

Wise.ioWise.io: Wise.io provides applications for the entire customer lifecycle that apply the power of machine learning to help companies optimize how they acquire, monetize, and retain customers. Wise.io’s solutions are running in production at companies that range from Silicon Valley startups to the largest Fortune 500 corporations.

Prelert LogoPrelert, Inc.: Prelert is the anomaly detection company. Its automated, behavioral analytics make it easy for users to uncover real-time insights into the opportunities and risks hidden in massive data sets. Prelert’s downloadable Anomaly Detection software eliminates the need for data scientists, providing value in minutes at the push of a button.

DataPadLogo_LightBG-01DataPad: DataPad’s goal is to enable true data democracy for business people in small and medium enterprises by building better visual analytics tools. We aim to make short work of integrating local and cloud data seamlessly, and to create a nexus to collaborate on and share data, from anywhere and on any device.

NOTE: The fifth early-stage finalist is in stealth mode.



PS_RGB_Logo_horizontal_bg_transparent_gradients[3]ParStream: ParStream helps businesses gain immediate insights into their data. As the leading provider of real-time databases, ParStream powers big data analytics on the massive amounts of data businesses collect daily. The award-winning, breakthrough technology enables ultra-fast, flexible analytics of stored and streaming data. The ParStream Real-time Database is used worldwide in e-commerce, telecommunications, finance, advertising, retail, and mining.

SC_LOGO_NEW (1)SpaceCurve: SpaceCurve is the creator of a real-time big data platform for the Internet of Things and a new generation of applications and services. The platform concurrently ingests, fuses, stores and analyzes large volumes and varieties of streaming and historical data in real time to provide organizations with immediately actionable intelligence.

ContextRelevantLogoContext Relevant: Seattle-based Context Relevant provides the world’s fastest automated predictive analytics software. Led by CEO Stephen Purpura, the company defines the next generation of financial information capabilities by applying big data to solve the toughest problems in the financial sector.

duetto-logo-color - vectorDuetto: Duetto delivers dynamic, intelligent revenue strategy solutions to the world’s leading hotels, allowing them to maximize profits through superior, actionable data to better manage pricing, revenue and business mix decisions. Leveraging a cutting-edge, cloud-based architecture, combined with a feature-rich product set, Duetto transforms the way hotels price and sell rooms.

DataRPMDataRPM: DataRPM is an industry pioneer in using Smart Machines for Big Data Discovery. DataRPM’s patent-pending technology enables automatic modeling of data from disparate sources using cognitive algorithms, without the need of building manual data warehouses. DataRPM provides a simple natural language question-answering interface to analyze and visualize big data.

You can check out the full DataBeat program here. It’s packed with more than 70 industry-leading speakers, high-value discussions, breakouts, exclusive announcements, and brand-new networking sessions. Make sure to register today. Only a few seats remain!

Thanks to the following industry leaders for supporting DataBeat: Intel as Corporate Partner; Looker, MemSQL, New Relic, Tamr, PagerDuty and Loggly as Event Partners; Bottlenose and Prelert as Nest Partners; and Bizzabo as Strategic Partner.