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Press release   •   Feb 05, 2014 16:35 UTC

Leading startups named enterprise tech champions in Tech Trailblazers Awards Second Edition

London, UK – Wednesday 5th February 2014 – The global Tech Trailblazers Awards for enterprise IT startups today announced winners of this independent innovation award, now in its second year. Determined by votes from an independent judging panel and the public, these pioneering entrepreneurs are now crowned Tech Trailblazers in the categories of Big Data, Cloud, Emerging Markets, Mobile, Networking, Security, Sustainable IT, Storage and Virtualization – recognized as today’s front-runners in their chosen field.

Winners of the Tech Trailblazers Awards Second Edition

Big Data Trailblazers:


-Parstream (@Parstream), – Cologne, Germany


-Cedexis (@Cedexis), – Portland, OR, USA

-Splice Machine (@SpliceMachine), – San Francisco, CA, USA

Cloud Trailblazers:


-Nutanix (@Nutanix),  - San Jose, CA, USA 


-Cloudcheckr (@Cloudcheckr), – Rochester, NY, USA

-Racemi (@Racemi), – Atlanta, GA, USA

-VMTurbo (@VMTurbo),  - Burlington, MA, USA 

Emerging Markets Trailblazers:


- Ideacentric (@Ideacentric), – Lagos, Nigeria


-ERPScan (@ERPScan), – St Petersburg, Russia

-PharmaSecure (@PharmaSecure) - New Delhi, India

Mobile Trailblazers:


-PharmaSecure (@PharmaSecure) - New Delhi, India


-Appthority  (@Appthority), – San Francisco, CA, USA

-MobileSpan (@MobileSpan),  - Santa Clara, CA, USA

Networking Trailblazers:


-Aryaka (@AryakaNetworks), – Milpitas, CA, USA


-Qwilt (@Qwilt), – Redwood City, CA, USA

-Racktivity (@Racktivity), – Lochristi, Belgium

Security Trailblazers:


Zscaler (@Zscaler), – San Jose, CA, USA


-SecludIT (@elasticsecurity) – Sophia Antipolis, France

-Ventisys (@Ventisys), – Sligo, Republic of Ireland

Storage Trailblazers:


-PernixData (@PernixData) – San Jose, CA, USA


-Avere Systems (@AvereSystems), - Pittsburgh, PA, USA

-Tarmin (@Tarmin101) – Boston, MA, USA

Sustainable IT Trailblazers:


-Iceotope (@Iceotope), –Sheffield, UK


-Racktivity (@Racktivity), – Lochristi, Belgium

-GreenQloud (@GreenQloud), – Reykjavik, Iceland

Virtualization Trailblazers:


-VMTurbo (@VMTurbo),  - Burlington, MA, USA 


-GridStore (@GridStore), – Mountain View, CA, USA

-PernixData (@PernixData) – San Jose, CA, USA 

Stephen O’Donnell, Head of the Judging Panel of the Tech Trailblazers Awards commented “As the Tech Trailblazers concludes its Second Edition, we are proud to recognize a truly global variety of enterprise tech entrepreneurs, with winners from Nigeria, India, Germany, the UK and the US. The ethos is not only to commend the Trailblazers but offer opportunities to nurture future growth, such as mentoring from industry experts.”

Rose Ross, Founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards added “On behalf of the Tech Trailblazers team I congratulate this year’s winners and runners up – a fantastic lineup of startups offering valuable enterprise technologies.  I thank our sponsors, expert judges, industry advocates, entrants and their PR teams for their continued support. We look forward to watching our Tech Trailblazers thrive in 2014 and welcoming submissions to our third edition.”

The Tech Trailblazers Awards Third Edition will open to entries in the summer of 2014. Please email to be notified as soon as the awards are open to entries.


About the Tech Trailblazers Awards @techtrailblaze

Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are five years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their businesses with access to exclusive coaching, mentoring and development and prizes. The awards include the following categories:

·  Big Data Trailblazers

·  Cloud Trailblazers

·  Emerging Markets Trailblazers

·  Mobile Trailblazers

·  Networking Trailblazers

·  Security Trailblazers

·  Storage Trailblazers

·  Sustainable IT Trailblazers

·  Virtualization Trailblazers

In addition to the above categories, all entrants are automatically entered into the Regional Trailblazers Cup competition free of charge. The Regional Cups will be announced at the end of November and the individual Cups are:

·  African and Middle East Trailblazers Cup

·  Asian-Pacific Trailblazers Cup

·  European Trailblazers Cup

·  Latin American Trailblazers Cup

·  North American Trailblazers Cup

The Tech Trailblazers Awards prize fund, projected to be worth in excess of $1m, is supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, The Data Chain, ExecEvent, GigaOM, The Green Grid, GSMA, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Launchpad Europe, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Seed Forum, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.

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