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The 2011 Start-ups with the Most Momentum

Of the 14,000 companies tracked by Momentum Index, approximately 900 were founded in 2011. Here are the ten private technology companies founded in 2011 who have made the most progress. It's not surprising to see cloud infrastructure, social, adtech, and ecommerce leading the list with widespread leverage of open source to accelerate time to market. Ratings are based on the Second Generation Momentum Index with data analysis as of the end of 2012.
•  Hortonworks tops the list.
•  The cloud, social, and adtech sectors lead.
•  Best companies raised, on average, $11M in first two years.
•  All new Second Generation Momentum Index.
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Rank Company Website Momentum
Location Our Take Cheer for
a Company
1 88.8 Sunnyvale, CA, USA Hortonworks is fast out of the gate to challenge Cloudera in the race to dominate hadoop. Cheer about Hortonworks on Twitter
2 85.1 Austin, TX, USA Mass Relevance curates social content at scale for all kinds of digital experiences. Cheer about Mass Relevance on Twitter
3 79.9 New York, NY, USA Pulsepoint helps advertisers find new ad placement at scale by leveraging page context and social content. Cheer about PulsePoint on Twitter