April 27th, 2012

File under irony: Portland startups Cloudability and AppFog get noticed at Under the Radar


File under irony: Portland startups Cloudability and AppFog get noticed at Under the Radar

It seems more than appropriate that the often overlooked Portland startup scene would have a big presence at a conference called Under the Radar.

Portland’s Puppet Labs was the big favorite in 2010. And this year? Two Portland companies stole the show, Cloudability and AppFog.

Cloudability—a service that helps companies manage their spending on Cloud resources—walked away the big winner, satisfying both the judges and the audience:

Cloudability, cloud expenditure aggregator, also rocked the cloud services segment winning both the judges’ choice and audience choice awards. The company compiles all cloud costs into comprehensive reports to help clients understand and manage costs, reduce waste, and identify opportunities for cost savings.

“We’re thrilled that Portland companies came away with 4 out of 5 awards against a field of nearly 40 of the best companies the Valley could throw at us,” said Mat Ellis, CEO of Cloudability.

AppFog—a platform as a service (PaaS) that allows developers to easily deploy applications in the Cloud—won the people’s choice award:

AppFog, the leading cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that makes it easy to deploy and scale web based applications, today announced its was selected as the People’s Choice winner at the Under The Radar conference.

“Thanks to all the AppFog team, AppFog customers, Silicon Florist readers, and the janitors and my mother for voting for us!” quipped Lucas Carlson, CEO of AppFog.

Under the Radar is Silicon Valley’s most effective innovation showcase and business development conference. Leading decision makers are brought together with pre-vetted startups that are disrupting the way traditional business is run. Through an intense vetting process, Dealmaker Media selects a handful of the industry’s most compelling emerging startups to present to experts and CXOs looking to partner with, buy or acquire new technologies.

For more, visit Cloudability or read the press release from AppFog.

(Hat tip @n_khanna)

[Full disclosure: Both companies are PIE alums. I work at PIE.]

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2 Responses to “File under irony: Portland startups Cloudability and AppFog get noticed at Under the Radar”

  1. [...] Winner’s post from Silicon Florist HERE. [...]

  2. [...] 100. The Oregon Tech Awards named Cloudability their 2013 Technology Company of the Year; we won 3 awards at Under the Radar in 2012, including best in show; TheNextWeb labeled Cloudability as ‘the [...]


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