Vigilent Named “Top Startup” with TiE50 Award Win

Company Recognized for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Management Excellence

El Cerrito, California (May 11, 2012) Vigilent, the leader in intelligent energy management™ systems, announced today that they were named as a “Top Startup” in the TiE50 2012 awards. The award will be presented on May 19, in Santa Clara CA., at TiEcon 2012, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs

“We are honored to be recognized by TiEcon as an industry leader for our groundbreaking approach to energy management,” said Mark Housley, Vigilent CEO.  “Innovation really can lead the way to a better world.  We have reduced carbon emissions by tens of thousands of tons in addition to helping our customers save millions of dollars in cooling energy savings. That’s a record to be proud of and we are just getting started.”

The TiE program screened 2,100 applicants for this year’s awards through a multi-tier process presided over by judges including prominent entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives and domain experts.  Selections were based on innovation, ingenuity, strong management teams and quality of ideas.

Vigilent uses the power of Intelligent Analytics™ technology to optimize energy management in data centers, large buildings, and telco central offices. The system analyzes incoming data from hundreds to thousands of wireless sensors deployed throughout a single data center. This information informs a sophisticated artificial intelligence engine which applies Intelligent Analytics technology to dynamically control and reduce energy use, minute-by-minute, 24/7.  By automatically optimizing cooling resources to meet complex and changing demand, Vigilent reduces energy costs and uptime risk.

About TiE50 Awards

TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by technology startups worldwide. TiE50 track record since inception in May 2009 shows that 94 percent of the winners and finalists have been funded, attracting over $20 Billion in investments. 107 companies have been acquired, merged or went public. Participating technology startups benefit from a vast ecosystem of venture capitalists, angels, and entrepreneurs. Other participant privileges include significant investor exposure, online virtual showcasing and technology and business partnering/networking. For more information visit

About Vigilent

Vigilent ( is the leader in intelligent energy management™ systems. We apply Intelligent Analytics™ technology to address the real-time energy demands of data centers, telecommunications facilities, and large buildings. Vigilent delivers significant, immediate reductions in cooling energy costs and carbon emissions through automated 24/7 monitoring and control of mission-critical facilities. A privately-held firm located San Francisco’s East Bay, Vigilent is committed to green energy solutions that reduce and inform energy use, making for a more sustainable planet.

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