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SIIA Previews heads west to The SIIA Netgain Conference from May 18 - 20, 2008 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

This SIIA Previews is a little different from the previous two Previews, which were held as part of the SIIA Summit in New York and focused solely on content.  For the NetGain Previews we sought early stage companies in content and software. We had over 75 entries and after several rounds of judging and presentations choose the final 10 Presenting Companies. 

The Previews Steering Committee consisted of myself and Charles Terry, Brian Ville and the SIIA Staff - Ken Wasch, Ed Keating, David Thomas and the ever helpful Jennifer Hansen.

The Final Presenting Companies have gone through 3 rounds of presentations and coaching to arrive at the 5 minute presentation you will see at the Netgain Conference. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A.

I hope you will enjoy these 10 company presentations and encourage you to learn more about their companies during the conference as all 10 will be attending the NetGain conference and events.

They will present in the following order:

Monday, May 19 - 10:30 am - 11:00 am:
1. Verve Wireless,Inc.
3. SimpleFeed, Inc.

Monday, May 19 - 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm:
1. Clarizen


Tuesday, May 20 10:00 am - 10:30 am:
1. FTF Technologies,Inc.
2. Zuora, Inc.
3. SlideRocket


Tuesday, May 20, 1:10 pm - 1:30 PM:
1. Familybuilder
2. Spiceworks,Inc.

Previews PresentingCompanies (Alpha Order):

Clarizen, the on-demand project execution company, provides businesses ofall sizes a collaborative web-based solution that takes project managementbeyond planning by enabling teams to manage the project execution phase. Acombination of familiar user interface, that includes seamless email integrationand a vanguard SaaS platform, ensures Clarizen users get widespread teamadoption and collaboration, a combination unheard of with conventional projectmanagement solutions.


Familybuilder is a NYC basedsoftware company focused on building genealogy applications for social networks.The Familybuilder flagship product, Family Tree, is the leading genealogyapplication on Facebook today. More information on Familybuilder can be foundvia the Company's website


FTF Technologies,Inc.
FTF Technologies, Inc. is committedto providing company’s and law firms with cutting-edge patent documentmanagement systems that protect and preserve their valuable intellectualproperty assets. Our lineup of powerful products including E2E™, EFR™, and IPDealroom™ are developed by patent experts and designed to meet the needs of thepatent department. Our senior management experts are from the IP, patent,trademark and technology sectors. We understand your business. With extensive IPexperience and an unparalleled IT team, our clients know they can count onprofessionalism and an intimate knowledge of the industry.


ReachForce, Inc. is a worldwideprovider of data and Software-as-a-Service solutions that enable B2B companiesto target marketing and sales initiatives at the right person in the rightcompany, every time. ReachForce's revolutionary approach increases leadgeneration effectiveness and accelerates sales cycles. ReachForce customers haveexperienced increased results by 20 to 30 times for every dollar spent onmarketing and sales initiatives – maximizing the value of CRM and marketingautomation investments.

SimpleFeed, Inc.

SimpleFeed is the leading providerof RSS publishing and analytics solutions for major corporations. With SimpleFeed, companies can create,manage and measure feeds that look like their marketing materials, rather thanjust a line of text. The result is a persistent marketing communication channelthat respects the time and privacy of customers while providing marketers moreattention, more credibility and the ability to measure the results of theircommunication programs. SimpleFeed customers include Sears, Procter &Gamble, EMC and Intuit.


SlideRocket is a next gen, hosted,rich internet application that provides everything needed to create stunningpresentations, manage and share libraries of assets, and deliver presentationsin person or remotely.


Spiceworks is the industry's firstad-supported business software provider. In just over a year, Spiceworks hasassembled an audience of 300,000 SMB IT managers that use its free networkmanagement software in exchange for viewing ads in-context to the IT manager’stask at hand.


TEMIS is a leading provider in textanalytics and text mining solutions for the Publishing industry. TEMIS addressesthe unstructured multilingual data management needs of content providers usingconcepts and meaning extraction, automatic classification and relationshipsrepresentation. TEMIS offers solutions to process biomedical literature, patentdocuments, users generated-content or web information and extractdomain-specific business information such as STM, Legal, Engineering, etc. TEMISLuxid® is the new reference technology for content enrichment in the Publishing& Media industry.


Verve Wireless,Inc.

Verve Wireless is the leading mobiletechnology provider for the local media marketplace. The company's mobilecontent distribution and advertising network is powering over 4,500 advertisingsupported mobile sites of local properties in 2,000 plus towns and cities acrossthe US and Canada. To date, Verve has signed technology licensing agreementswith most of the leading US-based local media companies including: TheAssociated Press, McClatchy, Media General, Journal Communications, FreedomCommunications, Lee Enterprises, MediaSpan Group, New York Times and manyothers. These companies own and operate more than 4,000 local properties. Overthe next 12 months, we will be rolling out with mobile solutions for all ofthese properties. Verve has also secured "On-Deck" content distribution dealswith Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility representing close to 60% of theUS mobile subscriber base. Lastly,the Verve Network, having launched this past September, is now one of thefastest growing mobile advertising networks with close to 250,000 monthlyvisitors and 2.5 million page views placing it in the Top 20 per NielsenMobile.



Founded in 2007 by SaaS industryveterans from and WebEx, Zuora has created an on demand platformdesigned to simplify the way online subscription services are purchased, billed,and provisioned. Zuora, Inc is backed by Benchmark Capital and located inRedwood City, California.


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