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Zertisa offers an innovative solution for content placement

Zertisa, the German expert for integrated Android management solutions, today announces the release of its content placement feature for hardware manufacturers and operators

 

Munich/Barcelona, 24.02.2014. Content is the new currency. It dramatically influences consumers’ behavior. It earns trust and builds-up brand awareness. Branded content (e.g. apps, wallpapers) is the key differentiator for mobile device manufacturers and operators.

 

Zertisa has realized this market potential. Dr. Martin Koerner, CEO of zertisa, today comments on zertisa’s latest product release: “We know that on one hand app publishers fight for more visibility among the more than one million Android apps. On the other hand, device manufacturers and operators look for differentiating content and additional revenues streams. To give our clients an answer to both parties’ challenges we developed a content placement solution which allows to target special customer groups and to push content to them over-the-air.”

With the new release of its content placement solution, zertisa offers a system to easily and comfortably place content (apps, widgets, ringtones, notifications as well as wallpapers) over the full device lifecycle. This process can happen independently from the hardware manufacturer by using zertisa’s web-based management portal.

New diagnostic solution to simplify after-sales support as well as an anti-theft solution

Zertisa’s new diagnostic solution improves and simplifies the after sales support with its easy-to-use management platform. A diagnosis app supports the user in identifying malfunctions of his device and sends a summary report to the customer care center of the hardware manufacturer. As a result, the end-customer profits from better and faster service while the manufacturer can dramatically reduce the repair & return quota. Additionally, zertisa reacts to the suggestions from US legislation with the release of an anti-theft solution which allows to remotely make devices unusable in case of theft or if lost. Robert Konopka, CTO of zertisa, states on the rising number of stolen devices: “As published by the Los Angeles Times, stolen devices become more and more a challenge for the whole industry. While more than 1.6 million devices were lost or stolen in 2012 in the US alone, politicians have discussed appropriate measures. We are sure that the industry has to respond to this problem rapidly.”

To learn more about our solutions, meet us at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona/Spain or at Cebit in Hanover/Germany. For a meeting request, please contact us at mwc@zertisa.com

About Zertisa: Germany-based zertisa is a specialized Android software house which supports hardware manufacturers, operators and large corporates as a full-service Android outsorcing partner. With its cloud-based device lifecycle management solution zOTA, zertisa empowers its customers to differentiate (customize images, place content & apps) as well as manage (roll-out, update, after-sales support, diagnose, protect against theft) their Android devices over the full device lifecycle. You find more information at: http://www.zertisa.com/android-customizing-video

 

Media Contact:
Zertisa GmbH
Dr. Martin Koerner (CEO)
Schwanthalerstr. 22
80336 Munich
Germany
Tel.:+49 89 716 719 050
Fax:+49 89 716 719 019
Email:media@zertisa.com

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To Combat Soaring Network Abuse Incidents, Abusix received Funding from Target Partners

Investment will fund market expansion and network security product development

 

Palo Alto / Munich, February 12, 2014. The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is proud to announce that Abusix, Inc., one of the program participants, has successfully secured funding. Munich-based venture capital firm Target Partners (www.targetpartners.de) has invested a seven-figure sum in Abusix, Inc. (www.abusix.com), a Silicon Valley- and Karlsruhe, Germany-based provider of automated network abuse identification and rapid resolution products for enterprise and ISP customers. Abusix will use the funds to further expand development and sales of its flagship product AbuseHQ in the U.S. and EMEA.

 

Innovative products and scalable technology

Target Partners was attracted to Abusix because of its innovative approach to identifying and resolving a wide array of network abuse issues. Unlike traditional security software vendors, Abusix shifts the security paradigm away from its focus on symptoms to attack network abuse directly at its source. Abusix combines massive amounts of real-time, proprietary network abuse data and sophisticated algorithmic analysis to automate network abuse identification, breach monitoring and resolution for both enterprise and ISP customers.
”We’ve been closely following this space, and Abusix’s experienced team impressed us with their approach to providing highly scalable, enterprise-level network security,” said Waldemar Jantz, partner at Target Partners. “The company’s success in attracting tier-one customers and partners convinced us that Abusix is well-positioned to address the huge market opportunity.”

 

Great market potential

Evidenced by the near-daily headlines of big corporations suffering from network security breaches, Abusix serves a rapidly growing and increasingly important market. Enterprises and ISPs’ current network abuse solutions can no longer effectively handle the growing number and sophistication of network security attacks. “Abusix’s ability to quickly identify compromised hosts and initiate appropriate escalation paths enables customers to firewall and resolve their network security issues via a safe, self-service environment,” said Tobias Knecht, Abusix CEO. “By attacking abuse at its source, we provide sustainable and much more effective network security – and we do it at a significantly lower cost than competitive vendors or homegrown solutions.”

 

About Target Partners:

With €230 million under management, Target Partners is one of the leading early-stage venture capital firms in Germany. Target Partners invests in new start-up and early-stage companies, and supports them with venture capital during their build-out and expansion phases. With many years of experience as managers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, the team at Target Partners supports entrepreneurs in developing and marketing products and services, building organizations, raising money and taking companies public in Europe and the United States.

For more details: www.targetpartners.de, follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/targetpartners or become a friend on Facebook: facebook.com/targetpartners.

 

Press contact Target Partners:

Sprachperlen GmbH                                                                                                                                                       Agency for enterprise communication                                                                                                                           Helena Pröpster                                                                                                                                                               Ehrengutstraße 5                                                                                                                                                         80469 München, Germany
Tel.: +49 89 411 53 199                                                                                                                                               Fax: + 49 89 411 53 200
Email: helena.proepster@sprachperlen.de

 

About Abusix, Inc.:

Based in Silicon Valley with operations in Karlsruhe, Germany, Abusix shifts the security paradigm away from its traditional focus on symptoms and attacks network abuse at its source. Abusix combines massive amounts of real-time, proprietary network abuse data and sophisticated algorithmic analysis to automate network abuse identification and resolution for both enterprise and ISP customers. Available as a SaaS offering, Abusix’s AbuseHQ enables customers to resolve network abuse easily and safely, while eliminating the high cost of internal abuse departments and home-built technology solutions.

For more details please see: www.abusix.com, follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/abusix.

 

Press contact Abusix:
Abusix, Inc.                                                                                                                                                               Tobias Knecht                                                                                                                                                               720 University Avenue                                                                                                                                                     Palo Alto, CA 94301
Office: +1 (408) 960-3785
Email: tk@abusix.com

 

About German Silicon Valley Accelerator:

The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is a three to six months acceleration program for German startups (focus: ICT and Cleantech related IT) in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and a variety of private sponsors and partners. Its vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and Silicon Valley that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany. Participation in the program is free of charge for all selected companies.

For more information and to submit an application visit http://germanaccelerator.com, engage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GSVAccelerator or follow us on Twitter @GSVAccelerator.

Press contact:
Oliver Hanisch, VP Operations & Business Development
German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc.
Office: +1 (408) 320-5720
Email: gsva@germanaccelerator.com

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Terracotta-Sponsored Big Data Course at UC Berkeley Comes to Completion

Last Friday on the rooftop level of a UC Berkeley building, two student groups went head-to-head unveiling formidable final presentations that concluded their Big Data course. The solutions demonstrated that the students had dared to dream as big as their data sets.

Terracotta sponsored the Big Data course at UC Berkeley hoping to to familiarize the younger student generation with the Terracotta big data products and to build innovative solutions using these products. The course succeeded in achieving both these objectives.

After 13 weeks of intense competition, two of four teams were selected to move to the finals to compete for the grand prize. Both teams had excellent ideas / prototypes based on Terracotta BigMemory and Apama CEP products that combined streaming data from multiple sources and enriched it with historical data-at-rest to produce insights. The finals were held last Friday where the team named Sweetch was identified as the winner.

Sweetch is a social parking solution that makes finding a parking spot easier by ‘sweetching’ with the nearest driver for a small dollar amount. The solution uses streaming data that helps them understand the traffic conditions and the locations of Sweetch customers and drivers. Both teams are in the process of raising funds to expand their prototypes into successful products.

See press release here.

Terracotta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, and the German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc. (GSVA) established a strategic cooperation in late October. The strategic cooperation is providing Terracotta with visibility towards the German start-up and innovation community, as well as to GSVA’s local network in Silicon Valley. The strategic cooperation is further strengthening Terracotta’s positioning as a well-suited partner for start-ups with cross-Atlantic growth.

About Terracotta

Terracotta, the leading provider of in-memory technologies for enterprise Big Data, is the innovator behind some of the most widely used software for application scalability, availability and performance. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Terracotta solutions are deployed in more than 2.5 million installations around the world, and the company boasts the majority of Global 2000 companies as customers. The company’s flagship BigMemory platform is a Big Data in-memory solution delivering performance at any scale. Terracotta’s other leading solutions include Ehcache, the award-winning de facto caching standard for enterprise Java and Quartz Scheduler, a leading job scheduler. Terracotta is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW). For more information, visit terracotta.org or Twitter (@terracottatech)Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Terracotta) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/terracotta).

Media Contact
Nicole Conley
Tanis Communications
(408) 295-4309 x111
nicole.conley@taniscomm.com

About German Silicon Valley Accelerator:
The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is a three to six months acceleration program for German startups (focus: ICT and Cleantech related IT) in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and a variety of private sponsors and partners. Its vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and Silicon Valley that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany. Participation in the program is free of charge for all selected companies.

For more information and to submit an application visit http://germanaccelerator.com, engage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GSVAccelerator or follow us on Twitter @GSVAccelerator.

Press contact:
Oliver Hanisch, VP Operations & Business Development
German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc.
Office: +1 (408) 320-5720
Email: gsva@germanaccelerator.com

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ParStream amongst Tech Trailblazers Awards Finalists

The Tech Trailblazers Awards, first annual awards program for enterprise information technology startups, today announced the opening of voting for shortlisted finalists across nine categories. ParStream, a GSVA-program alumni, is nominated for an award in the category “Big Data”.

The winners of the Tech Trailblazers Awards will be determined by the voting public and the judging panel. Which startups have the most promising technologies? Discover the finalists and vote for your favorites now on the Tech Trailblazers website by clicking on the Vote Now tab. Voting closes at 23:59pm on Thursday 23rd January 2014.

See press release here.

 

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VI Systems will showcase its newest devices at the upcoming Photonics West exhibition

VI Systems GmbH, a leader in ultra-high speed components for data communications, introduces its first multi-mode fiber coupled 1310nm optical receiver and VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser)-based optical transmitter modules. The receiver module R40-1300 is capable for up to 40 Gbit/s data transmission and the transmitter V10-1300M module presently operates up to 12.5 Gbit/s.

Both new devices will be on display at the upcoming Photonics West exhibition from Feb 4-6, 2014 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

See press release here.

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The German Silicon Valley Accelerator ends the year on a high note

The team of the German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is thrilled to announce the relocation of its headquarters to downtown Palo Alto. GSVA officially inaugurated the new headquarters located at 720 University Avenue in the beginning of November. Now being located in the heart of Silicon Valley strengthens GSVA’s positioning and role in the local start-up ecosystem.

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University Avenue, sometimes also referred to as “street of dreams” has been the starting point for successful companies such as Google, PayPal, and Facebook. Today, it is home to startups like MongoDB, TuneIn and Palantir. Additionally, coffee shops at University Avenue such as Coupa Café and University Cafe are common meet up places for the start-up and VC communities.

According to GSVA’s management, this is an important step for the accelerator. “We are excited to move into downtown Palo Alto. This decision will raise the German flag higher within the start-up ecosystem in Silicon Valley and we are confident that our companies will benefit from it tremendously.” said Dirk Kanngiesser, CEO of GSVA.

In addition to the relocation of its headquarters, GSVA has expanded its mentor network to bring deeper expertise in a variety of areas. The new mentors added to GSVA’s network are Bruce Bower (payments specialist), Andreas Hofmann (cloud innovation), Jawed Karim (co-founder of YouTube), Christian Mangstl (co-founder of Scout24), Chandra Venkatraman (cloud specialist) and Uwe Wagner (business development). See full mentor network here.

GSVA participants now benefit from two premier locations the program is offering in Palo Alto and San Francisco, opened earlier this year. The current group of GSVA participants includes Abusix, ebuggy, JC Analytics, Senic, Tame and Zertisa.

GSVA is looking forward to receiving the next round of applications by March 15. The companies selected by the jury will then have the chance of rolling out their business on a global scale. Applications can be submitted at http://germanaccelerator.com/application/.

About German Silicon Valley Accelerator:
The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is a three to six months acceleration program for German startups (focus: ICT and Cleantech related IT) in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and a variety of private sponsors and partners. Its vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and Silicon Valley that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany. Participation in the program is free of charge for all selected companies.

For more information and to submit an application visit http://germanaccelerator.com, engage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GSVAccelerator or follow us on Twitter @GSVAccelerator.

Press contact:
Oliver Hanisch, VP Operations & Business Development
German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc.
Office: +1 (408) 320-5720
Email: gsva@germanaccelerator.com

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Terracotta and the German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc. establish a strategic cooperation to bring the company closer to the start-up ecosystem

Palo Alto, California – October 25, 2013

Terracotta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, and the German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc. (GSVA) establish a strategic cooperation. The strategic cooperation will provide Terracotta with visibility towards the German start-up and innovation community, as well as to GSVA’s local network in Silicon Valley. The strategic cooperation will further strengthen Terracotta’s positioning as a well-suited partner for start-ups with cross-Atlantic growth. In conjunction with the strategic cooperation, Terracotta has recently launched a Big Data challenge course at UC Berkeley, which will provide Terracotta with access to local talent. The challenge was arranged jointly by Terracotta, UC Berkeley and GSVA, which will further strengthen Terracotta’s positioning as a well-suited partner for start-ups with cross-Atlantic growth plans.

The Big Data challenge course hosted at UC Berkeley will allow students to use Terracotta software to create their own real-time big data applications for a chance to win a Terracotta-sponsored prize. Terracotta will provide students with access to its technologies, including BigMemory, as well as messaging and real-time analytics software from the Software AG portfolio. “We realize that some of the industry’s greatest technologies often come from the academic world. By getting Terracotta’s in-memory data management and intelligence platforms into the hands of the world-class students and researchers at UC Berkeley, we can together accelerate the value created by harnessing and acting on big data.” said Robin Gilthorpe, chief executive officer of Terracotta, Inc. GSVA is very pleased to be the driver behind this exciting cooperation and looks forward to a successful partnership with Terracotta.

About Terracotta

Terracotta, the leading provider of in-memory technologies for enterprise Big Data, is the innovator behind some of the most widely used software for application scalability, availability and performance. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Terracotta solutions are deployed in more than 2.5 million installations around the world, and the company boasts the majority of Global 2000 companies as customers. The company’s flagship BigMemory platform is a Big Data in-memory solution delivering performance at any scale. Terracotta’s other leading solutions include Ehcache, the award-winning de facto caching standard for enterprise Java and Quartz Scheduler, a leading job scheduler. Terracotta is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW). For more information, visit terracotta.org or Twitter (@terracottatech), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Terracotta) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/terracotta).

Media Contact
Nicole Conley
Tanis Communications
(408) 295-4309 x111
nicole.conley@taniscomm.com

About German Silicon Valley Accelerator:
The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is a three to six months acceleration program for German startups (focus: ICT and Cleantech related IT) in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and a variety of private sponsors and partners. Its vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and Silicon Valley that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany. Participation in the program is free of charge for all selected companies.

For more information and to submit an application visit http://germanaccelerator.com, engage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GSVAccelerator or follow us on Twitter @GSVAccelerator.

Press contact:
Oliver Hanisch, VP Operations & Business Development
German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc.
Office: +1 (408) 320-5720
Email: gsva@germanaccelerator.com

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German Silicon Valley Accelerator Alumni ParStream Raises $8m in Series B from Khosla Venture

Palo Alto, California – October 17, 2013

The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is proud to announce that ParStream, one of the program alumni, has successfully secured a Series B financing round of $8m. The financing round was led by Khosla Ventures, who also lead ParStream’s Series A round last year. ParStream Series A financing round took place during Q3 of 2012, while the company was participating at GSVA’s program.

ParStream also announced the addition of Steve Capelli, most recently President of Worldwide Field Operations at Sybase, to their Board of Directors. Capelli joined Sybase in 1997 and his responsibilities included leading global direct and partner sales teams, driving Sybase revenue growth and market leadership.

Founded in Cologne, Germany, in 2008, ParStream offers a real-time platform for analyzing massive amounts of data to key markets such as ecommerce and telecommunications. “ParStream has been on a path of unstoppable momentum, winning great customers, and building strength in product development and partnerships,” said Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures.

”ParStream is a great example of how German companies can accelerate their growth by utilizing the Silicon Valley ecosystem. The team behind GSVA is excited to keep working with German start-ups to fully exploit the opportunities Silicon Valley has to offer” said Dirk Kanngiesser, CEO of GSVA.

GSVA encourages all German startups from the ICT and cleantech related IT space to submit an application online at http://germanaccelerator.com and join its program in Silicon Valley. The next application deadline is March 15, 2014.

About ParStream
ParStream helps businesses gain immediate insights into their data. As the leading provider of real-time databases, ParStream powers big data analytics on the massive amounts of data businesses collect daily. The award-winning, breakthrough technology enables ultra-fast, flexible analytics of stored and streaming data. The ParStream Real-Time Database is used worldwide in ecommerce, telecommunications, finance, advertising, retail, and mining. Based in Cupertino, CA, ParStream has been awarded “#1 Big Data Startup” by CIO magazine and “Cool Vendor” by Gartner. For more information, visit www.ParStream.com

Media Contact
ParStream
Brad Turner
Vice President, Marketing
Brad.Turner@parstream.com

About German Silicon Valley Accelerator:
The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is a three to six months acceleration program for German startups (focus: ICT and Cleantech related IT) in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and a variety of private sponsors and partners. Its vision is to establish a permanent bridge between Germany and Silicon Valley that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany. Participation in the program is free of charge for all selected companies.

For more information and to submit an application visit http://germanaccelerator.com, engage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GSVAccelerator or follow us on Twitter @GSVAccelerator.

Press contact:
Oliver Hanisch, VP Operations & Business Development
German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc.
Office: +1 (408) 320-5720
Email: gsva@germanaccelerator.com

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