Durham startups Automated Insights and Windsor Circle will have fast-growth stories to share at the first “Demo Day” being put on by Google for Entrepreneurs. WRALTechWire partner ExitEvent has the details.
DURHAM, N.C. - Automated Insights grew so quick last year that’s it’s offering $5K to anyone who refers the startup’s next employees.
The Durham company of 25 workers expects its software that turns data into stories to write more than a billion pieces this year for companies like Yahoo Fantasy Sports, the Associated Press, Bloomberg and Microsoft. That’s up from 300 million in 2013.
Windsor Circle, meanwhile, contracted with its first reseller just a week ago—the email marketing company Silverpop. It joined industry leader ExactTarget’s marketplace last year, and began to release some compelling white papers about its retention marketing platform—helping e-commerce companies hit records for one-day sales and annual sales from targeted e-mail.
American Underground’s Adam Klein says traction and capital efficiency won these two companies a spot to pitch at Google’s first Demo Day in Palo Alto next month. They’ll be up against eight other startups from Nashville, Ontario, Chicago, Detroit, Denver and Minneapolis, all in different stages of development, all hoping to raise money.
They’ve been promised at least 100 investors will be in the audience.
The full story can be read at ExitEvent.