Where it's based: Los Angeles
When it was founded: 1999
Why it's Fierce: It's all about the Enterprise, and the Accordent Rich Media Communications Suite is the only automated, end-to-end infrastructure for creating, distributing, managing and measuring the effectiveness of multimedia presentation assets. The company's rich media creation products include its flagship Accordent PresenterPRO, a live and on-demand webcasting solution with interactive features, such as polling, surveys and moderated Q&A; the Accordent Capture Station, an easy-to-use, room-based appliance that enables anyone to webcast and record high-value presentations that take place every day in the world's meeting rooms, classrooms and boardrooms; and Accordent Engage, a behind-the-firewall, enhanced audio webcasting system that enables multimedia webcasting from the desktop.
The company's media management platform is the Accordent Media Management System, the first centralized online communications management infrastructure for ingesting, organizing, searching, publishing and securing multi-level access to Accordent presentations and other third-party multimedia communications assets.
Accordent Technologies provides enterprise-wide rich media communications solutions to more than 1,500 customers worldwide, including Unisys, JPMorgan Chase, Ford, Harvard and the National Institutes of Health.