Today is the fourth annual Start-Up Day in the U.S., which was begun as a way to bring awareness to the challenges of young companies and to help make it easier for them to test new ideas, create new products, and grow their businesses. In honor of this special day, our Top in Tech series highlights seven firms that are leading the way in networking technology.
Venture capitalists poured almost $20 billion into tech startups in the U.S. in 2014, according CB Insights, making it the biggest year for investors since the year 2000. And all signs point at 2015 coming in even higher.
That made it no easy task to create a short list of noteworthy firms. You won't find media favorites like Cloudera or Docker among the ranks. Instead, we've chosen lesser known up-and-comers that are changing network infrastructure and how we think about it. From wireless mesh and optical switching to protocol translation and vehicular networks, technology from the companies on the following pages will make you think about the untapped potential of the connected world.
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Check out our other Top in Tech lists:
- 10 SDN Startups On The Cutting Edge
- 10 Leaders In Internet Of Things Infrastructure
- 10 Hyperconvergence Trendsetters
- Software-Defined Storage Vendors Leading The Pack
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