Accipiter develops and markets Internet application software
enables web sites to deliver targeted advertising based on
specific demographic profiles and to track individual visitors
a site. In April 1998, Accipiter was sold to CMG Information
Services, Inc. (CMGI), a NASDAQ traded Internet company.
Blackboard develops software that allows universities and
corporations to host classes and training on the World Wide
Blackboard currently powers learning environments at more than
3,300 institutions nationwide and in more than 70 countries
worldwide. Blackboard had its IPO in June 2004 (NASDAQ:
Centice is commercializing patented and patent-pending
computational sensor technology originally developed at Duke
University. The PASS Rx ™
pharmaceutical authentication sensor
system is the company’s first pharmaceutical product.
The PASS Rx ™
system has the potential to improve the verification process
dispensed medications, thereby increasing patient safety.
Covelight Systems is an innovator of solutions that detect
fraud and abuse of critical web-enabled assets. The
patent-pending solutions deliver actionable intelligence in
form of real-time incident detection and notification,
and security analytics, and extensive forensic audit trails to
ensure an enterprise’s web-application user community is
held accountable. Covelight was sold to Radware (NASDAQ: RDWE)
DataFlux is a software company that focuses on the development
commercialization of innovative database software products
designed to significantly improve the accuracy and usability
organization's data. During the second quarter of 2000,
was acquired by SAS Institute of Cary, NC.
Digitalsmiths Corporation is the digital video
asset management technology company behind
VideoSense, the first broadband video
contextual ad-matching system to integrate
seamlessly with existing online ad networks.
Digitalsmiths also developed InScene, the
automated video indexing technology used by
motion picture and television studios to
digitize feature films and television series
and make them easily searchable. Founded in
1998, Digitalsmiths is based in
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, with offices
in Los Angeles.
Foresight provides a suite of software solutions to the
industry to increase the automation, efficiency and compliance
claims, payments, and other transaction processing. Customers,
including leading healthcare providers, payers, third party
administrators and clearinghouses, have reduced errors,
problem resolution, driven down their costs and assured
to federal standards. In 2006, Aurora sold its shares back to
the company as part of a management buyout.
Global eXchange Services (GXS) operates one of the largest B2B
e-commerce networks in the world, managing 1 billion
annually for more than 100,000 trading partners. With more
years experience, GXS provides supply chain services and
to 60% of Fortune 500 companies. Aurora portfolio company,
Commerce was acquired by Global eXchange Services in January
Gómez is the leading provider of
on-demand web application experience
management solutions, helping the world's top
businesses ensure quality web experiences for
their customers. Gómez ExperienceFirst
applications are used by more than 800
companies worldwide. Gómez
provides the industry's only complete solution
for managing web application experience from
development through deployment and the entire
application life cycle, featuring active
monitoring, competitive benchmarking, and more
than 4,000 data sources worldwide.
InPhonic is the leading end-to-end solutions provider in the
development and management of Virtual Private Wireless
enabling its clients to deliver wireless content, access
data and control device management to their end-users through
combination of wireless and Internet based products and
Inphonic had its IPO in November 2004 (NASDAQ: INPC).
MicroMass delivers Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
and services to enable organizations to provide tailored
relationships with their customers, prospects and partners.
Nextreme Thermal Solutions is a manufacturer of
thin-film superlattice thermoelectric devices used for cooling
in devices such as semi-conductor chips.
Recordant delivers "Moment of Truth Intelligence (MOTI)"
through frontline capture technology in order to maximize
potential and customer satisfaction. Frontline capture
incorporates audio capture, analytics and consultative
enabling clients to see what is actually happening on the
floor across every interaction, every day.
Solution Technology manufactures a family of polishes for
precision polishing applications, including products for the
optical, metallurgical and semiconductor industries. In 1997,
Rodel, Inc., a manufacturer of pads used in polishing
semiconductor wafers in the semiconductor industry, purchased
StrikeIron provides live data feeds to be delivered on-demand
Web Services over the Internet to any application, mashup, or
software-as-a-service provider. Up until now, companies have
primarily used Web Services to share common data within their
organization. StrikeIron radically extends the potential
functionality of Web Services by enabling this
interaction over the entire Internet in a manner which makes
easy for customers to use. The company currently has over
customers utilizing its platform, known as the
™, and generates revenue primarily through
SpringCM has acquired the assets of Synchris Inc., including
brand-name line of bid, proposal and contract management
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Synchris, based in
Va., owns the Privia line of bid and proposal life cycle
management software for businesses bidding on federal, state
local government contracts. The newly acquired business will
operate as SpringCM’s Government Solutions Division. It
remain in its Northern Virginia location. SpringCM, based in
Mateo, Calif., already offers a contract and proposal
tool for commercial contracts. With the new assets, the
will also have a product that manages government proposals and
Unitive is a spin-off from MCNC, the non-profit
center in RTP. The company is a semiconductor packaging
technology firm that is commercializing one of the world's
flip chip solder bumping technologies for the electronics
industry. Unitive was acquired by Amkor Technology in
Unitrends develops and sells data backup and recovery systems
proven software and state-of-the-art, disk-to-disk based
appliances. The company delivers hitherto unaffordable
data management features to medium and small companies.
WiDeFi is a fabless semiconductor chip vendor developing wireless repeater technology and solutions that improve the range, performance, quality of service, capacity and security for existing wireless networks.
WorldCell is the leader in providing global wireless service
solutions to government and enterprise users as well as the
international traveler. WorldCell provides solutions through a
number of technologies, ranging from an international cell
or satellite phone to the Roaming Service Bureau platform that
mediates and translates different wireless standards for
network operators. WorldCell acquired Aurora portfolio company
Mobile-Mind in March 2006.