Company name: Globe Ranger
Where it's based: Richardson, Texas
When it was founded: 1999
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2004
Why it was a Fierce 15: Globe Ranger was Fierce 15 award winner because it provided a software middleware solution designed to address the problems of managing a network of RFID tags and scanners. The company's solution, iMotion, allowed enterprises to integrate new RFID systems into their existing supply chain management infrastructure. The company forged key agreements with leading resellers including the epcSTARS Alliance and Manhattan Associates. Click here for more.
What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: Globe Ranger continues to make RFID solutions. The company powers some of the largest RFID deployments in the world, including those of the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and Flora Holland. The firm's iMotion platform has been the foundation for several deployments in supply chain operations, logistics, perishables tracking and healthcare. In March 2009, the company closed on $8.3 million in Series C funding from investors such as Sevin Rosen Funds and CenterPoint Ventures.