SOURCE: Under the Radar Conference

Under the Radar Conference

April 28, 2009 07:00 ET

Zuora and CloudKick Awarded "Best Cloud Startups of the Day" at Under the Radar: Clarity in the Cloud Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - On April 24th Under the Radar conference attendees and judges voted for the best cloud startups of 2009. In its 13th series, Under the Radar invited 32 of the most disruptive SaaS, PaaS, virtualization, and cloud infrastructure startups from around the globe to pitch to some of the most influential minds in technology and business today. Over 300 startups were considered. At the end of the day, Best In Show awards went to cloud startup CloudKick and Zuora.

Announcing the Under the Radar: Clarity in the Cloud winning startups:

Startups had 15 minutes on stage to present to a panel of judges, including CIOs and buyers of technology from telecommunications, healthcare, entertainment & media, finance, as well as VCs and press.

The audience and judges casted their votes and winning startups were announced at the end of the day. All presenting companies' presentations are now available online at Under the Radar.


Best in Show (Judges' Vote): Zuora

--  Zuora is an on-demand subscription billing and payment service.
    Zuora's Z-Billing and Z-Payments products make it fast and easy to launch
    new products, scale operations, and automate subscription billing and
    recurring payments in one solution.

Best in Show (Audience Vote): CloudKick

--  CloudKick is a system to manage cloud servers, such as Amazon's EC2.
    CloudKick provides an easy to use monitoring/alerting solution to support
    your production infrastructure on the cloud.


Cloud Platform

Audience Choice: Eucalyptus

Judges Choice: Eucalyptus

Cloud Management

Audience Choice: CloudKick

Judges Choice: TapInSystems

Storage Infrastructure

Audience Choice: Virsto Software & Zetta

Judges Choice: Virsto Software & Zetta

Web Services

Audience Choice: Zuora

Judges Choice: Zuora


Audience Choice: Zephyr

Judges Choice: uTest

Development & Platforms

Audience Choice: Heroku

Judges Choice: Heroku

Data Management

Audience Choice: Axcient

Judges Choice: Ctera

Judges Included:

-- Bipin Sahni, Vice President Technology Manager, Wells Fargo

-- David Powers, Associate Information Consultant, Eli Lilly

-- Peter Cohen, Director, Corporate Development, Amazon Web Services

-- James Urquhart, Market Manager: Cloud Computing & Virtualization, Cisco

-- Joe Weinman, Strategy and Emerging Services VP, Corporate Business Development, AT&T

-- Steve Lucas, SVP Partners & AppExchange, Salesforce

-- Lew Moorman, Chief Strategy Officer, Rackspace

-- Matthew Glotzbach, Director of Product Management, Google Enterprise

-- Mitchell Kertzman, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

-- Stephen Jordan, Sr. Manager Innovation, Web 2.0 Technologies, Pfizer

-- ... and more.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact: (for story ideas and interview inquires)
    Jasmine Antonick
    Dealmaker Media
    email: Jasmine(at)dealmakermedia(dot)com
    phone: (415) 864 2885


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