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Our most innovative and ambitious technological startups this week.

The more we discover, we create, the more we face difficulties and further, we have the unmatched opportunities to bring effective and sustainable solutions to the real and critical problems.

This week is impressed by solutions, technologies, founders, investors and strategies behind the following innovative and ambitious technological startups:

Recorded Future is an analytics startup that crawls publicly available Web sources to identify cyber threats. Founded in 2009, Recorded Future has raised $33 million to date.
Google Ventures, Atlas Venture, Balderton Capital are among investors.


Slack offers a real-time messaging, archiving and search tool that facilitates better communication within a team. Currently valued at $2.8 billion, Slack has raised $320 million in the past year and $340 million to date. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Accel Partners and Index Ventures are among top investors.


Cradlepoint provides 4G LTE networking solutions for distributed enterprises. Founded in 2004 and based in Boise, Cradlepoint plans to expand internationally and grow its business.
Sorenson Capital, Delta-v Capital and The CAPROCK Group are among strategic investors.


Docker is an open platform that enables developers and system administrators to create distributed applications. Founded in 2010, Docker has raised $150 million and plans to invest into its go-to-market strategy and scaling the platform. Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners and Benchmark are among investors.


Illumio secures enterprise computing environments by covering processes and applications in data centers and public and private clouds. Illumio was founded in 2013 and has raised $142 million in funding to date. Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners are among top investors.

Ninebot is a Chinese robotics engineering company that specializes in autopilot and personal transportation. Ninebot also announced today that it has acquired rival Segway, and plans to keep the two brands separate. Sequoia Capital, Xiaomi and Shunwei Foundation lead its funding.


RetailNext enables retailers and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize data about in-store customer engagement. Founded in 2007, RetailNext counts over 160 retailers and brands across 40 countries as customers. Qualcomm Ventures, August Capital and Nokia Growth Partners are among investors.

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