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Tech innovation awards for startups announce winners and runners-up of 2017

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London, UK – 1st March 2018 – The Tech Trailblazers Awards are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of 2017 in fourteen categories. Tech Trailblazers Awards focus on startups under 6 years old, highlighting up-and-coming and established technology talent globally. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of judges, all leaders in the respective fields, as well as by public vote. The judging was made all the more difficult given the high level of innovation and number of entries.

Tech Trailblazers Awards Fifth Edition Winners and Runners Up

Artificial Intelligence
Winner: Beyond Limits - @beyondlimitsai - www.beyond.a1 - Glendale, CA, USA
Runner-up: CognitiveScale - @CognitiveScale - www.cognitivescale.com - Austin, TX, USA
Runner-up: WekaIO - @wekaio - www.weka.io - San Jose, CA, USA

Big Data
Winner: NGDATA - @NGDATA_com - www.ngdata.com - Gent, Belgium
Runner-up: Signafire Technologies, Inc. - @signafire - www.signafire.com - New York, NY, USA
Runner-up: SITEZEUS - @sitezeus - www.sitezeus.com - Tampa, FL, USA

BlockChain
Winner: Gospel Technology - @gospel_tech - www.gospel.tech - London, UK
Runner-up: Swirlds - @Swirlds - www.swirlds.com - College Station, TX, USA

Cloud
Winner: Edgewise Networks - @EdgewiseNet - www.edgewise.net - Boston, MA, USA
Runner-up: NS1 - www.ns1.com - San Francisco, CA, USA
Runner-up: Versa Networks - @versanetworks - www.versa-networks.com - Santa Clara, CA, USA

Internet of Things
Winner: ZingBox Security - @ZingBoxSecurity - www.zingbox.com - Mountain View, CA, USA
Runner-up: FogHorn - @FogHorn_IoT- www.foghorn.io - San Francisco, CA, USA
Runner-up: Gospel Technology - @gospel_tech - www.gospel.tech - London, UK
Runner-up: Xperiel - @Xperiel - www.xperiel.com - Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Firestarter
Winner: CLTRe - @getcltre - www.get.clt.re - Drammen, Norway
Runner-up: Fuzz Stati0n - @Fuzz_Stati0n - www.fuzzstati0n.com - Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Runner-up: OpenIO - @openio - www.openio.io - France, USA, Japan
Runner-up: TransferGuru - @_TransferGuru - www.transferguru.com - London, UK

Financial Technology
Winner: Elsen, Inc. - @ElsenInc - www.elsen.co - Boston, MA, USA
Runner-Up: CognitiveScale - @CognitiveScale - www.cognitivescale.com - Austin, TX, USA
Runner-Up: TransferGuru - @_TransferGuru - www.transferguru.com - London, UK

High Performance Computing
Winner: Elastifile - @elastifile - www.elastifile.com - Santa Clara, CA, USA
Runner-up: Aegis Data - @aegisdatainfo - www.aegisdata.net - Godalming, Surrey, UK
Runner-up: WekaIO - @wekaio - www.weka.io - San Jose, CA, USA

Mobile
Winner: Jumio - @jumio - www.jumio.com - Palo Alto, CA, USA
Runner-up: Leanplum - @leanplum - www.leanplum.com - San Francisco, CA, USA
Runner-up: MindTickle - @mindtickle - www.mindtickle.com - San Francisco, CA, USA

Security
Winner: ZingBox Security - @ZingBoxSecurity - www.zingbox.com - Mountain View, CA, USA
Runner-up: EdgeWise Networks - @EdgewiseNet - www.edgewise.net - Boston, MA, USA
Runner-up: IRONSCALES - @IRONSCALES - www.ironscales.com - Tel Aviv, Hasheron, Israel
Runner-up: Respond Software - @RespondSoftware - www.respond-software.com - Mountain View, CA, USA

Storage
Winner: ioFABRIC - @ioFABRICinc - www.iofabric.com - Toronto, Canada
Runner-up: Cirrus Data Solutions - @CirrusDataUSA - www.cdsi.us.com - Syosset, NY, USA
Runner-up: StorageOS - @Storage_OS - storageos.com - London, UK

Virtualization
Winner: Runecast - @RunecastBiz - www.runecast.biz - London, UK
Runner-up: Cloudify - @CloudifySource - www.cloudify.co - New York City, USA
Runner-up: Versa Networks - @versanetworks - www.versa-networks.com - Santa Clara, CA, USA

Female Trailblazer of the Year
Winner: Dr. May Wang - CTO & Co-Founder – Zingbox - @ZingBoxSecurity - www.zingbox.com
Runner-up: Joanne Smith - Group Chief Executive & Founder - RecordSure - @recordsure - www.recordsure.com
Runner-up: Neha Narkhede - CTO & Co-founder – Confluent - @confluentinc - www.confluent.io

Male Trailblazer of the Year
Winner: Rayan Zachariassen - CTO & Co-Founder - ioFABRIC - @ioFABRICinc - www.iofabric.com
Runner-up: Dr. Mohit Aron - CEO & Founder – Cohesity - @cohesity - www.cohesity.com
Runner-up: Steve Davis - CTO - Signafire Technologies - www.signafire.com - @signafire
Runner-up: Harry Sverdlove - CTO & Founder - Edgewise Networks - @EdgewiseNet - www.edgewise.net

About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are five years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and not only recognize startup innovation but proactively help startups grow their business.

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