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,
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,
2. Zuora, Inc.
3. SlideRocket
Tuesday, May 20, 1:10 pm – 1:30 PM:
1. Familybuilder
2. Spiceworks,

Previews Presenting
Companies (Alpha Order):


Clarizen, the on-demand project execution company, provides businesses of
all sizes a collaborative web-based solution that takes project management
beyond planning by enabling teams to manage the project execution phase. A
combination of familiar user interface, that includes seamless email integration
and a vanguard SaaS platform, ensures Clarizen users get widespread team
adoption and collaboration, a combination unheard of with conventional project
management solutions.


Familybuilder is a NYC based
software company focused on building genealogy applications for social networks.
The Familybuilder flagship product, Family Tree, is the leading genealogy
application on Facebook today. More information on Familybuilder can be found
via the Company’s website


FTF Technologies,
FTF Technologies, Inc. is committed
to providing company’s and law firms with cutting-edge patent document
management systems that protect and preserve their valuable intellectual
property assets. Our lineup of powerful products including E2Eâ„¢, EFRâ„¢, and IP
Dealroomâ„¢ are developed by patent experts and designed to meet the needs of the
patent department. Our senior management experts are from the IP, patent,
trademark and technology sectors. We understand your business. With extensive IP
experience and an unparalleled IT team, our clients know they can count on
professionalism and an intimate knowledge of the industry.


ReachForce, Inc. is a worldwide
provider of data and Software-as-a-Service solutions that enable B2B companies
to target marketing and sales initiatives at the right person in the right
company, every time. ReachForce’s revolutionary approach increases lead
generation effectiveness and accelerates sales cycles. ReachForce customers have
experienced increased results by 20 to 30 times for every dollar spent on
marketing and sales initiatives – maximizing the value of CRM and marketing
automation investments.

SimpleFeed, Inc.

SimpleFeed is the leading provider
of RSS publishing and analytics solutions for major corporations. With SimpleFeed, companies can create,
manage and measure feeds that look like their marketing materials, rather than
just a line of text. The result is a persistent marketing communication channel
that respects the time and privacy of customers while providing marketers more
attention, more credibility and the ability to measure the results of their
communication 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 stunning
presentations, manage and share libraries of assets, and deliver presentations
in person or remotely.


Spiceworks is the industry’s first
ad-supported business software provider. In just over a year, Spiceworks has
assembled an audience of 300,000 SMB IT managers that use its free network
management software in exchange for viewing ads in-context to the IT manager’s
task at hand.


TEMIS is a leading provider in text
analytics and text mining solutions for the Publishing industry. TEMIS addresses
the unstructured multilingual data management needs of content providers using
concepts and meaning extraction, automatic classification and relationships
representation. TEMIS offers solutions to process biomedical literature, patent
documents, users generated-content or web information and extract
domain-specific business information such as STM, Legal, Engineering, etc. TEMIS
Luxid® is the new reference technology for content enrichment in the Publishing
& Media industry.


Verve Wireless,

Verve Wireless is the leading mobile
technology provider for the local media marketplace. The company’s mobile
content distribution and advertising network is powering over 4,500 advertising
supported mobile sites of local properties in 2,000 plus towns and cities across
the US and Canada. To date, Verve has signed technology licensing agreements
with most of the leading US-based local media companies including: The
Associated Press, McClatchy, Media General, Journal Communications, Freedom
Communications, Lee Enterprises, MediaSpan Group, New York Times and many
others. These companies own and operate more than 4,000 local properties. Over
the next 12 months, we will be rolling out with mobile solutions for all of
these properties. Verve has also secured "On-Deck" content distribution deals
with Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility representing close to 60% of the
US mobile subscriber base. Lastly,
the Verve Network, having launched this past September, is now one of the
fastest growing mobile advertising networks with close to 250,000 monthly
visitors and 2.5 million page views placing it in the Top 20 per Nielsen



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