FierceWireless Announces 2014 "Fierce 15" Winners

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Wireless Companies Honored for Innovation and Market Potential

FierceWireless ( today announced its annual "Fierce 15" list of the top privately held wireless companies of 2014. The 2014 roster of winners is a diverse sampling of the innovation that is currently flourishing across the wireless industry.

This year’s list includes a number of companies that have the potential to fundamentally reshape how wireless networks operate by increasing network capacity and spectral efficiency. The list also includes companies that are changing up the business model of the growing M2M and Internet of Things markets as more devices get connected. Overall, it is a list that exemplifies the best young wireless companies today.

FierceWireless, an internationally recognized email newsletter and online publication covering the wireless industry, evaluated numerous privately-held firms based on their technology, products and services; their business plans and vision; and most of all on their potential for changing the wireless industry. The Fierce 15 companies were evaluated and selected by FierceWireless’ team of editors—Sue Marek, Mike Dano, and Phil Goldstein.

“Every year, FierceWireless editors meet and speak with hundreds of different companies in the industry. Many are startups that are getting off the ground and starting to gain momentum. We’re always on the lookout for ones that have the potential to be Fierce 15 winners,” said Phil Goldstein, Editor of FierceWireless. “We picked each winner because of its vision and potential to have a long-lasting and positive impact on the wireless industry and consumers.”

The "Fierce 15" is the longest-running feature of FierceWireless, and a number of companies that have been selected as winners in the past have gone on to become publicly traded companies or have had huge success as privately held firms. The awards celebrate the spirit of being "fierce"-- championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. A profile of each of the 2014 "Fierce 15" winners is available on the FierceWireless website at:

The 2014 Fierce 15 winners are:

1.    Affirmed Networks (Acton, MA)

2.    App Annie (San Francisco, CA)

3.    Artemis Networks (San Francisco, CA)

4.    BandwidthX (Carlsbad, CA)

5.    Device Cloud Networks (Rockville, MD)

6.    M2M Spectrum Networks (New Hope, PA)

7.    MagnaCom (Laguna Niguel, CA)

8.    Movidius (San Mateo, CA)

9.    Ossia (Redmond, WA)

10.    Quantenna (Fremont, CA)

11.    SmartThings (Washington, DC)

12.    Twilio (San Francisco, CA)

13.    URX (San Francisco, CA)

14.    wefi (Fairfax, VA)

15.    Voxox (San Diego, CA)

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