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    Announcing the 150 Tech Madness 2017 Finalists
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    On Wednesday, March 14, we'll be debuting the official 2017 Tech Madness Bracket at our Reveal Party at Game On Fenway. Discounted early bird tickets are available until February 17 for you and your whole team.

    Tech Madness is our friendly competition to see who the community thinks will be the most valuable tech company in five years. We seed 64 local businesses/startups and put them head-to-head with you, our readers, voting to determine who will move on to the next matchup.

    And since we're one month out from the reveal party, we wanted to answer one big question you're probably asking: "How does BostInno assemble the bracket?" Today, we're going to tell you exactly that.

    First, we take a look at the whole field. For the past month-and-a-half, we've asked you to nominate the companies you think need to be on the bracket. From those nominations, we created our 2017 Tech Madness Finalist list of 150 below. The 64 Tech Madness bracket companies will pull from this list along with a few possible internal picks based on our reporting leading up to the event.

    While putting together the bracket, we're looking for a group that embodies the complete range of Boston Tech, in both industry and stage. So, no, the bracket will not just be a list of the 64 local companies that have raised the most money, hired the most people or generated the most revenue. The bracket will also have a handful of companies that we think could get there in five, 10, 15 years.

    Over the next month, we'll be seeding the 64. Seeding, like last year, is based almost entirely on funding and market cap, although variables such as headcount and growth will be factored in a bit, too.

    Seeding is not an editorial statement on how we feel about a company. The bracket only works if companies are seeded 1 through 16 and venture capital is the most accessible, universal metric to use for categorization. It's also important to note that, outside of the physical placement on the bracket, seeding doesn't matter.

    So, without giving away the whole recipe, that's how the Tech Madness Bracket will be put together. Here it is, 2017's finalist list, full with names you'll probably know and names you won't... but you will.

    2017 Tech Madness Finalists:

    128 Technology
    Acacia Communications
    Acquia
    Actifio
    Affectiva
    Akamai Technologies
    Allego
    Analog Devices
    Applause
    AppNeta
    Apptopia
    athenahealth
    Baroo
    Bedrock Data
    BitSight
    Blink
    BlueSnap
    Brightcove
    Building Engines
    Buildium
    Bullhorn
    Cambridge Sound Management
    CannaKorp
    Carbon Black
    Carbonite
    CarGurus
    Catalant
    Cengage
    Circle
    Circulation
    Cloudhealth Tech
    Clover
    clypd
    Cogito
    Confirm.io
    Crayon
    Crimson Hexagon
    Cybereason
    Cybric
    Cyphy Works
    DataDog
    DataXu
    Desktop Metal
    Disruptor Beam
    Docent Health
    Drafted
    DraftKings
    Drift
    Drizly
    EF Education First
    Everbridge
    Evergage
    Everquote
    ezCater
    Flywire
    Formlabs
    Fortified Bikes
    Freight Farms
    Fuze
    Gamer Sensei
    Help Scout
    Hopper
    HubSpot
    indico
    Indigo
    Infinidat
    InsightSquared
    InVision
    Iora Health
    iRobot
    iZotope
    Jana
    Jobble
    Jobcase
    Kaminario
    Kayak
    Leanbox
    Localytics
    LogMeIn
    Lola Travel
    Lose It!
    LovePop
    Mautic
    Mavrck
    Maxwell Health
    Miniluxe
    Motus
    Nanigans
    Nasuni
    Neurala
    Neurable
    NewStore
    Nift
    Notarize
    Nutonian
    nuTonomy
    OnShape
    Ovia Health
    ownerIQ
    Panorama Education
    PatientPing
    Piaggio Fast Forward
    PillPack
    Pixability, Inc.
    Placester
    Promoboxx
    PTC
    Puretech
    Quantopian
    Quilt
    Qstream
    Rapid7
    Ready4
    Rendever
    Rethink Robotics
    Rue La La
    Salsify
    SessionM
    Shoobx
    SHYFT Analytics
    SimpliSafe
    Simplivity
    Skedaddle
    SmartBear
    SmashFly Technologies
    SnapApp
    Starry
    Tablelist
    Talla
    Tamr
    Teikametrics
    TetraScience
    The Grommet
    Threat Stack
    Toast
    TripAdvisor
    True Fit
    TrueMotion
    Turbonomic
    Vecna
    Vesper
    Videonitch
    Viral Gains
    Wanderu
    Wayfair
    Wellist
    Wistia
    Yesware
    Zagster
    ZeroTurnaround

    Thank you to our Tech Madness Sponsors. Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email us at sales@bostinno.com for more information.

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