Company name: Tira Wireless
Where it's based: N/A
When it was founded: 2001
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2004
Why it was a Fierce 15: Tira Wireless was selected for the Fierce 15 because its platform allowed carriers and content publishers to seamlessly transfer Java apps across a variety of mobile platforms and languages. Tira had forged carrier deals with AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile and Telus Mobility. The company's handset partners included Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. Click here for more.
What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: In September 2008, Tira Wireless closed its doors. A handful of Tira alums now are at the helm of smartphone applications developer Five Mobile.