Hottest Midwest Company Awardees Announced by Lead411

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Lead411 recognizes the fastest growing technology companies in Midwest

In order to recognize the hottest technology companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, Lead411 ( is proud to announce the release of the 'Hottest Companies in Midwest" awards for 2013.

On a daily basis, the Lead411 research team scours through at least 600 press releases and business articles including venture capital financings, company launches, office openings, new customer press releases, etc. This information has given insight to which are the fastest growing technology companies in U.S. Their "Hot List" awards have been created to recognize these fast growing companies. This particular list originally started with over 1340 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 37.

“We are very proud of the momentum and recognition our Hot Awards have gained in the past 4 years,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. “The 2013 list showcases companies with outstanding performance in their fields, who have all earned the right to be called a Midwest Hot Company.”

How the List Was Chosen
First, all companies must be in either the Software, Wireless, Hardware, Internet, or Media industry, a privately held organization, and be within Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

100% increase in revenues over the past 2 years
OR $1M+ in funding in the past 2 years.

List of Company Names:
Access Media 3, Appistry Inc, BidPal Network, BigTime Software, Inc, Braintree Payment Solutions, LLC, BrightTag, Inc., CallCopy, Inc, Code 42 Software, Commerce Guys, DotLoop, Duo Security, Inc, enStratus Networks, eSpark, EyeVerify, GrubHub, InContext Solutions, InkLing, LaunchPoint, MindMixer, Netchemia, OnShift, Inc, OptiMine Software LLC, ParkWhiz LLC, Peerless Network, Inc., Risk I/O, Inc, Shoutlet, Inc, SilkRoad Inc, SoMoLend Holdings, LLC, SparkBase, SpotHero, Target Data , The SAVO Group, ThinkVine, Total Attorneys, Unmetric Inc, Vox Mobile , WebLink International, Inc,

List and Details:
The entire list including more details about the award and winners can be found at

About Lead411
Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible. In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

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