Success Stories

Who's Benefited from a DEMO Launch

With more than 20,000 technologies reviewed and 1,500 companies selected to launch on the DEMO stage over the past 22 years, DEMO has continually searched the globe to find innovation where it lives. The DEMO Team has logged millions of miles to uncover technology “diamonds in the rough” before anyone else. And the results have been astounding.

 

Here is just a brief sample of the companies who have benefited from launching at DEMO:

Products and services that are now household names

The DEMO experience has helped introduce new products and services that have become well-known brands in both the business and consumer markets including:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Suns Java
  • Netscape Navigator
  • Palm Computing
  • WebEx
  • TiVo
  • E-Trade
  • Google’s first venture into mobile search
  • GarageBand.com
  • Leapfrog
  • Shopping.com
  • Skype’s first implementation for mobile handsets
  • PlaceWare, the foundation for Microsoft Live Meeting
  • Autonomy
  • salesforce.com
  • VM Ware
  • Linden Labs’ Linden World, the precursor to SecondLife
  • NetObjects
  • Boingo Wireless
  • Ugobe
  • Yodio
  • Vringo
  • BuzzLogic
  • JAJAH
  • Shazam Entertainment
  • Sprout
  • coComment
  • Yuuguu
  • Blinkx
  • ffwd.com
  • Liquid Planner
  • Aliph’s Jawbone mobile headset

An unprecedented history of acquisitions

DEMO alumni sessions have shown exceptional returns—25% of the companies at DEMO 2004 were acquired, and 20% for DEMO 2005, for example. More than 40 demonstrating companies were acquired in the last four years alone. Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Symantec and Yahoo! have all gone to the well more than once, acquiring multiple DEMO companies. If acquisition is a measure of success, the DEMO list is long and impressive:

  • Half.com (eBay)
  • Five Across (Cisco)
  • Picasa (Google)
  • Homestead Technologies (Intuit)
  • Pluck (Demand Media)
  • Ribbit (BT)
  • Sonaptic (Wolfson Microelectronics)
  • Teleo (Microsoft)
  • Elastic Networks (Paradyne Networks)
  • Allaire Corp (Macromedia)
  • UpShot (Oracle)
  • Bigonthenet (Azeus)
  • Reactivity (Cisco)
  • Expert City (Citrix)
  • Magnifire (F5)
  • Good Technology (Motorola)
  • Pantero (Progress Software)
  • Our Pictures (Simple Star)
  • Mail Frontier (Sonic Wall)
  • IMLogic (Symantec)
  • TurnTide (Symantec)
  • Whole Security (Symantec)
  • Zosh (YouSendit)
  • Answers.com (AFCV Holding)
  • Xfire (Viacom)
  • Oddpost (Yahoo)
  • IronPort (Cisco)
  • Kaboodle (Hearst)
  • Nexo (Shutterfly)
  • Serious Magic (Adobe)
  • Infomersion (Business Objects)
  • JotSpot (Google)
  • Livevault (Iron Mountain)
  • Mediabolic (Macrovision)
  • Onfolio (Microsoft)
  • Avvenu (Nokia)
  • Lusora (Western Standard Energy)
  • Livedeal (YP Corp)
  • Kenai (Forum)
  • Insors (Iocom)
  • Streamload (Mediamax)
  • Trimergent (Microsoft)
  • Inxight Software (Business Objects)
  • Live Picture (MGI Software)
  • Determina (VMware)
  • Zing (Dell)
  • Grand Central (Google)
  • Fortify (HP)
  • Koral (salesforce.com)
  • Autoxray (SPX)
  • Stata Labs (Yahoo)
  • Zone Labs (Checkpoint)
  • Mailblocks (America Online)
  • SightSpeed (Logitech)
  • AvantGo (Sybase)
  • Danger, Inc. (Microsoft)
  • Personify (Accrue Software)
  • Handspring (3Com/Palm)
  • Good Technology (Motorola)
  • Flarion Technologies (Qualcomm)
  • Preventsys (McAfee)
  • SalesLogix (Symantec)
  • Kana Communications (merged with Silknet)
  • Loudcloud (EDS)
  • Digital Impact (Acxiom)
  • Bitfone (HP)
  • Plumtree Software (BEA Systems)
  • Softbook (Gemstar)
  • CustomerSat.com (MarketTools)
  • Epicentric (Vignette)
  • DIM DIM (Saleforce.com)

30 conferences, 24 years—DEMO’s record remains unparalleled

DEMO has been trusted as a launch venue by major brands, companies with the resources to choose any event or create one of their own. These companies include:

  • IBM
  • Micrografx
  • NEC
  • Borland International
  • Microsoft
  • Caere
  • NTT
  • Intuit
  • Electronic Arts
  • Kodak
  • Oracle
  • Plantronics
  • Electronics for Imaging
  • Logitech
  • ViewSonic
  • Adobe Systems
  • Fujitsu
  • Lotus Development
  • Nokia
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Philips
  • Symantec
  • Xerox
  • Intel
  • Trend Micro
  • File Maker
  • America Online
  • CNET
  • BestBuy
  • Lenovo
  • Yahoo!
  • Real Networks
  • Motorola
  • Wyse Technology
  • Openwave Systems
  • Symbol Technologies
  • 3Com/Palm Computing
  • Acer America
  • Citrix Systems
  • Seagate