Gartner publishes complete list of Cool Vendors 2013
Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. Five Swiss start-ups are on the list: Dacuda, Kooaba, Actlight, Crossing-Tech and CloudSigma.
Three Swiss start-ups had already announced that they are one of the Gartner Cool Vendors 2013: Dacuda, Kooaba and Actlight. Now Gartner has published the complete list. And with Crossing Tech and Eurocloud Swiss are two other Swiss start-ups on the list too.
Crossing-Tech SA, a company held by James Nauffray, founder and CEO, is specialized in solving the critical problem of data inconsistency among incompatible systems. Founded in 2003, Crossing-Tech is especially dedicated for banks and financial institutions facing unprecedented business and technology complexity. Thanks to Crossing-Tech’s product suite Connectivity Factory those institutions can now integrate systems in a matter of days. Crossing-Tech was named Cool Vendor in Application and Integration Platforms.
CloudSigma, founded in 2009, is an innovative Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based in Zurich, Switzerland. CloudSigma was founded to meet the growing need for a pure IaaS that places little or no restrictions on how its users deploy their computing resources. CloudSigma was named Cool Vendor in the European Cloud Computing Market.
Analysing the Swiss start-up scene
Recently we reported about two interesting new results of studies about the Swiss start-up scene. The team of the Swiss Start-up Monitor wrote an article about the question whether educational diversity matters for start-ups’ innovation power. And the Federal Statistical Office published a report about new companies and the number of jobs start-ups create.