Say hello to the seven Structure 2014 Launchpad finalists

Gigaom’s seventh annual Structure event is nearly upon us, and it’s time to meet the Structure Launchpad finalists — all creative young companies focused on building infrastructure to power cloud applications and our access to them.

So, without further ado, meet this year’s Launchpad class — winnowed from dozens of worthy entries from all over the world:


  • Beyond Verbal: This company’s “emotional analytics” claim to assess a given user’s voice in real time to assess his or her emotional state and character traits.
  • CloudBolt Software: CloudBolt builds IT management software that works across on-site assets as well as what’s running in the cloud, giving administrators a single view and point of control for their technology, wherever it’s running.
  • Code On Technologies: This spinout of MIT and Caltech builds technology that can be applied to existing systems or products to bolster connectivity, so mobile devices and cloud services perform better.
  • CRATE Technology: Crate Data packs an array of fan-favorite open-source components — Presto, Elasticsearch, Lucene, Netty — onto a single machine or a cluster and then adds SQL language support, a dashboard and query console to create a real-time data store for developers.
  • NIMBOXX: This startup claims its super-converged collection of servers, storage, and networking will enable companies to deploy a secure virtualized environment in less than 10 minutes.
  • Phluido: A wireless networking startup, Phluido says its “Radio as a Service” technology enables the rollout of cheaper and denser 4G LTE networks for a bandwidth-hungry world.
  • Sideband Networks: This startup’s application-aware performance monitoring software gives IT staff a single view into both live and logged network traffic, providing a peek into what’s going on with devices, users and applications.

Gigaom will profile each startup in coming weeks and then don’t forget to check out Structure itself June 18-19 in San Francisco to see which company gets the nod from the judges. Past Launchpad winners include Saltstack last year; in 2012; DotCloud, now known as Docker in 2011; and CloudSwitch, now a key part of Verizon’s cloud.

Also check out last year’s Launchpad presentations in the video below:

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