It’s a very busy calendar right now and we’re reaching the “peak deals in marketing” point. Here is a quick summary of what’s in active marketing and some brief descriptions of the companies.


2U provides cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver education to qualified students. The company’s cloud-based SaaS platform solutions include online campus, an online learning platform that enables its clients to offer educational content together with instructor-led classes in a live, intimate, and engaging setting through proprietary Web-based and mobile applications; and content management system, which enables its clients to author, review, and deploy asynchronous content into their online programs.

A10 Networks provides software based application networking built on an advanced core operating system platform. The company provides application delivery controllers for optimizing data center performance; carrier grade network address translation that offers address and protocol translation services for service provider networks; and a distributed denial of service threat protection system for network-wide security protection.

Aerohive Networks designs and develops cloud-managed mobile networking platform that enables enterprises to deploy a mobile-centric network edge. Its Cloud Services Platform delivers cloud-based network management and mobility applications giving end-customers a unified and contextual view of their entire network edge.

Akebia Therapeutics is developing and commercializing proprietary therapeutics based on hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) biology for patients with kidney disease. Its lead product candidate is AKB-6548, a HIF-PH inhibitor, which is in Phase IIb clinical trials for patients with anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease who are not dependent on dialysis.

Amber Road has global trade management (GTM) solutions with modules for logistics contract and rate management; supply chain visibility and event management; international trade compliance; and global knowledge to importers and exporters, nonvessel owning common carriers, and ocean carriers.

Applied Genetic Technologies develops gene therapy products for inherited orphan ophthalmology diseases. Its lead product candidates in the preclinical stage include treatments for X-linked retinoschisis, Achromatopsia, and X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, which are diseases of the eye caused by mutations in single genes.

Borderfree operates a proprietary technology and services platform that enables retailers in the United States to transact with consumers in approximately 100 countries and territories worldwide. Its customers include retailers, department stores, apparel brands, and lifestyle brands that sell a range of physical goods online, including apparel, handbags, jewelry, sporting goods, home décor, and toys.

CBS Outdoor Americas provides media solutions to outdoor advertising agencies.

Globoforce provides cloud-based, social recognition software solutions for employee-to-employee recognition that is broadcast socially and made visible in the organization. Its social recognition solution provides functional, technical, and operational capabilities for a full-service approach to recognition. The company’s solution helps organizations in elevating employee engagement, managing company culture, and discovering their talents.

King Digital develops and publishes casual games on digital platforms. The company offers its games in a tournament format through its Website, as well as on mobile and social platforms, such as the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, Facebook, the Amazon Appstore, and KakaoTalk.

MediWound is developing, manufacturing, and commercializing products for the treatment of severe burns, chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds, and connective tissue disorders. Its lead product candidate is EscharEx, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the debridement of chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds. The company is also developing NexoBrid for the removal of eschar, a dead or damaged tissue in adults with deep partial- and full-thickness thermal burns.

Nord Anglia Education operates approximately 27 co-educational schools, including 6 schools in North America, 9 schools in Europe, 7 schools in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and 5 schools in China. The company serves approximately 17,000 students from kindergarten through the end of secondary school.

Paylocity provides cloud-based payroll and human capital management (HCM) software solutions for medium-sized organizations in the United States. Its solutions enable medium-sized organizations to manage payroll and human capital in their operating environments.

Q2 Holdings provides cloud-based virtual banking solutions to regional and community financial institutions (RCFIs) in the United States.

TriNet Group provides human resources solution for small and medium-sized businesses including payroll processing, human capital consulting, and employment law compliance, as well as employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and workers compensation insurance.

Versartis is development stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic proteins for the treatment of metabolic diseases and endocrine disorders in the United States. It is developing VRS-317, a long-acting recombinant human growth hormone, which is in Phase 2a clinical trials for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency.

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