60 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ste. 200, Larkspur 94939, 415-925-8550, mfoundry.com
LARKSPUR — Mobile banking technology developer mFoundry has announced a number of notable additions to its list of clients this year, following an $18 million infusion of growth capital in late 2011.
The Larkspur-based firm, launched in 2004, currently provides cloud-based mobile banking and payments to over 700 banks and credit unions nationwide and one-third of the top 50 financial institutions in the United States. The company reports 10 million users, and also operates the Starbucks Card Mobile platform for Starbucks Coffee Company.
In 2012, mFoundry announced the addition of several new clients to its portfolio, including the $89 billion, Ohio-based KeyBank. Other additions included Indiana-based Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union, assets $1 billion, and Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Bank, assets $636 million.
Customers of financial institutions have increasingly adopted mobile banking technology in recent years. mFoundry noted in July that 25 percent of University Federal Credit Union members adopted their technology within nine months.
Other notable customers using mFoundry software include Bank of America, Sun National Bank, Zions Bank and PNC Bank.
Clairmail, Inc. (Montise Americas)
781 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 200, San Rafael 94901, 415-526-7000, monitise.com
SAN RAFAEL — San Rafael- and London-based Clairmail was acquired by London-based Montise plc in March, becoming the United States footprint for the European developer of mobile banking software and extending the international reach of the company’s mobile platform.
Founded in 2004, Clairmail’s clients include one-third of the top 50 financial institutions in North America, including eight of the top 15. After the acquisition, the company’s combined mobile platforms reached 15 million registered users across four continents, and 300 institutions in North America.
Clairmail had 240 employees as of March, with the combined company counting more than 600.
In April, Clairmail announced the release of Clairmail Plus, a mobile banking platform specifically marketed and priced for mid-tier regional banks, community banks and credit unions.
HydroPoint Data Systems Inc.
1720 Corporate Cir., Petaluma 94954, 800-362-8774, hydropoint.com
PETALUMA — Ten-year old HydroPoint Data Systems Inc., maker of smart irrigation system WeatherTRAK, is experiencing a growth spurt. Its revenues jumped by 74 percent during the past three years and the company added 150 sites in May alone.
HydroPoint already lists Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Apple, Coca Cola and PG&E among its customers, along with hotel chains, universities, developers of housing divisions and more than 50 cities and municipal water districts.
The company’s patented technology includes daily calculations of high resolution site-specific weather data pulled from satellites, aircraft data, radar, RF-enabled weather balloons, river gauges, ocean buoy and surface stations and weather services all over the globe – some eight million data points a day – to calculate when and how much to irrigate an individual piece of property with no waste or runoff.
Fueling its growth are a number of partnerships with large contractors.
“We struggled for a long time, doing all our own installations without contractor partners. But when we began to win the big customers they were willing to work with us,” said Chris Spain, HydroPoint CEO.
More partnerships are in the works, allowing HydroPoint to increase its rate of growth, he said.
3663 N. Laughlin Rd., Ste. 200, Santa Rosa 95403, 866-820-2212, i2isys.com
SANTA ROSA — Fast-growing i2i Systems is seeing demand rise for its population health management software as state and county health agencies tackle a rising tide of chronic disease among low-income and uninsured communities.
A pioneer in the field of health analytics and also its leader, i2i provides systems to 900 community health centers, private practice groups and hospitals throughout the U.S.
In California the company’s tracking technology is the backbone of Blue Shield’s California Comparative Analytics Project (CCAP), which seeks to compile a directory of chronic disease sufferers to improve their care.
In just two months i2i brought together for analysis the health records of 1.8 million people from 13 health centers.
“What makes this project significant,” said Jerry Lassa, i3i project manager and statistician “is not only its aggregating data from multiple, disparate electronic health records and lab systems, but its provision of industry measures that can be used for beneficial change.”
During the past year i2i has grown its client base by 40 percent, added 14 new states to its geographical base, hired 15 new employees and added 1,400 square feet to its office near the Sonoma County airport.
405 Healdsburg Ave., second floor, Healdsburg 95448, 707-546-9300, metier.com
HEALDSBURG — Métier, maker of project portfolio management systems, outgrew its Santa Rosa offices and moved to new digs in Healdsburg in June of this year.
The 50-employee company is hiring about a dozen new employees in Sonoma County and another dozen at its east coast location near Washington DC. It’s on track to double its workforce by the end of another year.
“This may turn out to be the best year we’ve ever had,” said CEO Douglas Clark of the 14-year old company.
Métier’s software help companies prioritize resources for large, complex projects. It counts Sears Holding Company among its clients as well as the state of California’s information technology agency, a contract which led it to open a branch in Santa Rosa in 2009.
According to Mr. Clark the company has had double digit growth so far this year.
1383 N. McDowell Blvd., Ste. 300, Petaluma 94954, 707-735-2300, cyaninc.com
PETALUMA — Cyan Inc. is riding an increasing demand for SDN (software-defined networking) solutions. The company’s revenues — said to be approaching $100 million — have doubled in each of the past three years according to founder and President Mike Hatfield.
Cyan’s customers are phone carriers looking to keep up with soaring Internet traffic. Its optical routers transport data within cities, so local traffic such as e-mail between neighbors doesn’t need traditional switches and routers.
According to Pacific Crest Securities, demand for cheaper ways to manage the rising flood of information over networks will propel software-related networking revenue to $17 billion worldwide by 2016, up from $6 billion last year.
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