WASHINGTON, DC – June 20, 2013 - FierceWireless (http://www.fiercewireless.com) today announced its annual "Fierce 15" list of the top privately held wireless companies of 2013. This year's winners are young, cutting-edge businesses whose innovative wireless technologies and applications are redefining the industry.  One firm launched a video broadcasting app that allows users to share video via Facebook, Android and iOS, while another has developed a remote diagnostic tool for customer care professionals to be able to see and access what is happening with a custom’s device when they call for a technical support problem.  

FierceWireless, an internationally recognized email newsletter for the wireless industry, evaluated numerous privately-held firms based on the quality of their products and services, the strength of their management teams and their potential for changing the wireless industry. The Fierce 15 companies were evaluated and selected by FierceWireless’ team of wireless-savvy editors—Sue Marek, Mike Dano, and Phil Goldstein.

“Every year FierceWireless editors meet and speak with hundreds of different companies in the industry. Some are long-time players but many are recent startups doing innovative work and providing novel solutions to vexing problems. We carefully evaluate all the companies we meet with during the year and are always on the lookout for firms that we think are worthy of the Fierce 15 designation,” said Phil Goldstein, Editor of FierceWireless. “We have picked every company for its potential to have a profound impact on the industry and wireless consumers.”

The "Fierce 15" celebrates the spirit of being "fierce" - championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. A profile of each of the "Fierce 15" companies is available on the FierceWireless Web site at: http://www.fiercewireless.com/special-reports/wireless-startups-fiercewireless-fierce-15-2013

The 2013 Fierce 15 winners are:



  1. AirSage (Atlanta, GA)
  2. Apkudo (Baltimore, MD)
  3. BillFloat (San Francisco, CA)
  4. CardFree (San Francisco, CA)
  5. FastBack Networks (San Jose, CA)
  6. Mobile Pulse (Denver)
  7. NewAer (San Francisco, CA)
  8. Quixey (Mountain View, CA)
  9. Range Networks (San Francisco, CA)
  10. ReadySIM (Vancouver, Canada)
  11. RovAir (Boston, MA)
  12. Skillz (San Francisco, CA)
  13. SocialSign.in (Greenwich, CT)
  14. Vasona Networks (Santa Clara, CA)
  15. Zact (Redwood City, CA)


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