Znode

Cleveland 200, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
Znode is a pioneer and industry leader in Multi-Store Ecommerce. With their innovative solutions, businesses are able to significantly expand their online footprint using Multi-Store and Online Franchising strategies. Znode is trusted by leading global brands including LoJack, Waste Management, Wawa, Channellock, Arbor Day Foundation, Sonos, Fechheimer (Berkshire Hathaway) and others. The company was acquired for $18 million in 2011 by British digital advertising firm Yell Group Plc. Znode has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund.
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Transactiv

Cleveland 200, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
Transactiv provides an opportunity for companies of all sizes to automate and streamline the B2B buying and selling processes as well as integrate sales with end-consumers using the Internet in a new “social e-commerce” system. Transactiv’s B2B solution allows small businesses to remain competitive in today’s economy by enabling their customers to achieve the same cost-saving effects of B2B automation technologies in an affordable, self-service, and easy-to-use online system. Transactiv has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund.
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StreamLink Software

Cleveland 200, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
StreamLink Software provides nonprofit organizations with web-based management software that increases operational capacity and efficiency. StreamLink delivers best-in-class SaaS offerings that maximize the value of every dollar a nonprofit organization has, increasing its ability to accelerate its mission. Further, the company drives performance in the areas of board management, government grants, and foundation management and provides accurate, immediate, and accessible reporting to ensure public trust and protect the reputation of the organization to the board and other stakeholders. StreamLink Software has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund.
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Stanton Advanced Ceramics

Cleveland 200, Jumpstart Evergreen, Jumpstart Focus, Jumpstart Next, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
Stanton Advanced Ceramics, Inc developed FireSlayer, a patented, reinforced advanced ceramic technology (“RACT”) with the goal of becoming a new standard in refractory linings for furnaces. The material can withstand heat significantly better than current furnace lining material. Stanton´s FireSlayer offers furnaces resistance to: corrosion, thermal shock, and high temperatures, as well as provids superior thermal insulation. The result is decreased furnace downtime, substantially increased revenues (due to lower downtimes), meaningful savings to labor costs, and lower energy costs. Stanton Advanced Ceramics has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund and Jumpstart.
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SparkBase

Cleveland 200, Jumpstart Evergreen, Jumpstart Focus, Jumpstart Next, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
SparkBase is a stored-value and gift card transaction processor located in Cleveland. It provides private-label, stored-value, specialty gift cards, customer loyalty, and community rewards programs to Independent Sales Organizations (independent companies used by banks to develop new merchant relationships on their behalf). ISOs may then sell these gift and loyalty products to merchant customers, along with credit card services and processing equipment. SparkBase has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund and Jumpstart.
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SoMoLend

Cleveland 200, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
SoMoLend was a web-based technology that allowed small businesses to raise debt financing from friends, family, customers, neighbors, and local banks. SoMo was the first of its kind as a fully transparent portal that enabled investors to fully evaluate business borrowers prior to making any binding, lending decisions. With SoMo, individuals, banks, local governments, business associations, chambers of commerce and municipalities could invest in small businesses by use of a safe, secure, and easy-to-use platform. SoMo was designed with the intent of allowing and promoting peer-to-peer lending, by which business borrowers could attain loans from friends and family, customers, Twitter followers, Facebook friends, and LinkedIn connections. SoMoLend has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund.
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Public Insight

Cleveland 200, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
Public Insight is a web based SaaS company that transforms public data into usable insights for schools, government entities, and nonprofits. This platform allows users to easily navigate the data they need, create peer comparisons and benchmarks, and add context to traditionally complicated data sources. Public Insight has received investment from the North Coast Angel Foundation.
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OnShift

Cleveland 200, Jumpstart Evergreen, Jumpstart Focus, Jumpstart Next, Junpstart Focus, North Coast Angel Fund, OnShift, Software/IT
OnShift is a leading provider of integrated employee scheduling and communications technology with an aim to optimize labor utilization and control labor costs for employers with shift-based workforces. OnShift’s flagship product is an intuitive, web-based application that combines staff scheduling, work requirements, employee qualifications, business rules, and communications into a highly automated staff management system. Their focus is the senior-living industry, providing OnShift with a breadth of knowledge and understanding of this area, specifically on how providers work day-in and day-out and on the effects of industry regulations and issues. OnShift has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund and the Jumpstart Evergreen, Focus, Next Funds, and Flashline Partners.
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nChannel

Cleveland 200, North Coast Angel Fund, Software/IT
nChannel, based in Columbus, offers a highly flexible, multi-channel, financial management platform for small and medium-sized merchants. This capability enables companies to integrate and sync many of their disparate but essential systems, such as QuickBooks, e-commerce websites, inventory management, CRM solutions, etc. In turn, companies are able to increase production through multiple channels, reduce operating costs, and maintain a consistent customer experience. Current customers range in size from independent, single store merchants to 100+ store chains. Major players in the e-commerce industry have shown a keen interest in nChannel. nChannel has received investment from the North Coast Angel Fund.
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