Company name: ClairMail
Where it's based: Novato, Calif.
When it was founded: 2004
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2006

Why it was a Fierce 15: ClairMail offered a platform to allow mobile workers to send an email to a particular address with their query in the subject line. The solution intercepted the requests, ran a script and returned the requested information in a matter of seconds. The platform could retrieve a host of information, ranging from back-office data to database records. Click here for more.

What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: ClairMail said it changed gears and has repositioned its platform to target the mobile banking space. The company said it does business with six of the top 10 banks in the country, and is working to move down-market by targeting smaller financial institutions.