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Innovate Austin

Innovation is the key driver of business and economic success.

Vision

Austin is the #1 region to start and grow a technology and innovation based business.

Mission

Our mission is simple: To collaboratively empower leading-edge growth strategies so Austin will continue to stay competitive in tomorrow's world.

Strategy

Provide leadership that focuses on the strategic drivers and impact of innovation:

 


Talent

Talent

Capital

Capital

Innovation EcosystemInnovation
Ecosystem

Innovation District

Austin's Dell Medical School &
Innovation District

Austin is a regional
hotbed of innovation where the creative class is embraced, encouraged and supported.
Austin is a top venture capital investment hotspot for angel investment, venture capital
and private equity.
Austin is a top
thriving innovation and entrepreneur
ecosystem.
Austin's Dell Medical School
is a top tier research institute
and the pinnacle of the innovation
district.

 

 

Michele Skelding
Hugh Forrest
Natalie Croutharmel
Emanuel Ibarra

Michele Skelding
Senior Vice President,
Global Technology and Innovation

Hugh Forrest
Vice Chair, Innovation
Director,
SXSW Interactive

Natalie Croutharmel
Director,
Global Technology and
Innovation


Emanuel Ibarra
Director,
Global Technology and
Innovation

 

 

A-list

The Austin Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with South By Southwest Interactive Name Austin’s Most Promising Startups.

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Innovate Austin initiative and South by Southwest Interactive announced the companies named to the 2014 Spring Austin A-List: 12 of the most promising Austin-area startups, who were chosen from over 250 nominations. Top honorees were named in three investment stage categories: emerging, growth and scale, and represent key sectors of innovation including enterprise big data, social, health, entertainment, and consumer product goods. Recognition as an A-List Company is intended to increase the visibility of Austin's most fundable, scalable and innovative regional startups, and drive increased venture capital funding to Central Texas. To date, there has been a combined $348,720,000 million in investment for all A-List honorees since the inception of the awards in 2011.


2014 Spring A-List

EMERGING (under $1M in funding)

   
   
 
       

GROWTH ($1-10M in funding)

   
     
       

SCALE (above $10M in funding)

   
   

Spring 2014 Nominees

Company Name
Website (URL)
 
9W Search, Inc. http://www.9wsearch.com  
Access The Night http://www.accessthenight.com  
AdBm Technologies http://www.adbmtech.com  
Austin App House http://www.austinapphouse.com  
BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. http://bassg.com  
BeatBox Beverages http://www.beatboxbeverages.com  
BeehiveID http://www.beehiveID.com  
Before Drink http://www.beforedrink.com  
Binocular http://www.binocular.io  
Black Law Firm, PLLC http://www.blacklawtx.com  
Boxer http://www.getboxer.com  
Bractlet http://www.bractlet.com  
BrewDrop, Inc. http://www.brewdrop.com  
Bright Locker, Inc. http://www.brightlocker.com  
Burpy.com http://www.burpy.com  
Cheggin http://cheggin.com  
Chica About Town http://www.ChicaAboutTown.com  
Chiron Health http://www.chironhealth.com  
Cinetics http://www.cinetics.com  
City Surf Austin  
Citygram Austin http://www.citygrammag.com  
CollaborateCloud http://www.collaboratecloud.com  
CrowdBuilder http://www.crowdbuilder.co/  
Curb http://energycurb.com  
Cutting Edge Gamer http://www.CuttingEdgeGamer.com  
DeafHealth http://www.c-s-d.org/health  
Digital Certainty http://www.digitalcertainty.com  
Digital Touch Systems http://www.digitaltouchsystems.com  
Domain OMS http://www.revolveplatform.com  
Dude Where's My Car? http://www.dwmcapp.com  
Eagle Eye Networks http://www.eagleeyenetworks.com  
Easter Seals Central Texas http://www.easterseals.com/centraltx  
ENTvantage Diagnostics, Inc. http://www.entvantagedx.com  
ePatientFinder http://www.epatientfinder.com  
EventSlice http://www.eventslice.com  
EvoSure http://www.evosure.com  
Exit82ART http://www.exit82art.com  
Eye in the Sky Collective http://www.eyeinthesky.org  
eyeQ http://www.eyeqinsights.com  
EyeWagon, Inc - dba STARLING Eyewear http://www.starlingeyewear.com  
Fantasy Sales Team http://www.fantasysalesteam.com  
Favor http://www.askfavor.com  
Feel Rich, Inc http://www.FeelRich.com  
Fit Steady http://www.fitsteady.com  
Flexmind Solutions http://www.flexmindsolutions.com  
Friendesque http://www.friendesque.com  
Get Smart Content http://www.getsmartcontent.com/  
Getmefriends http://www.getmefriends.com  
Gone! App http://www.thegoneapp.com/  
Gridmates http://www.gridmates.com  
Groove http://www.readytogroove.com  
Happy Mukti http://www.happymukti.com  
healincomfort.com http://www.healincomfort.com  
Health Innovators Systems, Inc. https://demo.healthpasskey.com  
Help Find Care http://www.helpfindcare.com  
Hotlease.Com http://www.hotlease.Com  
idealAsset http://www.idealasset.com  
IIC - International Investment Center  
Incubation Station http://www.theincubationstation.com  
infinite io http://www.infiniteio.com  
InMotion Software, LLC http://www.inmotionsoftware.com/  
Intelligent Sleep http://www.intelligentsleep.com  
JamFan http://www.jamfanapp.com  
Jarvis Boards http://www.Jarvisboards.com  
Jobhuk Inc http://www.Jobhuk.com  
Joust http://www.joust.com  
JustGoGirl, LLC http://www.justgogirl.com  
Keystoke  
Khorus http://www.khorus.com  
Kixer Inc. http://kixer.com  
Klever Logic, Inc. http://www.kleverlogic.com  
Lab7 Systems http://www.lab7.io  
Lanmar Services http://www.LanmarServices.com  
LanternCRM http://www.lanterncrm.com  
Learning List http://www.LearningList.com  
Lodestone http://www.lodestonesocial.com  
Lodestone Social Media, LLC http://www.lodestonesocial.com/  
Looksy Technology http://looksytv.com  
Loop & Tie http://www.LoopAndTie.com  
Lucelo Technologies, Inc. http://www.lucelotech.com  
Macromoltek https://www.macromoltek.com  
Mahana http://www.getmahana.com  
ManeGain http://www.manegain.com  
Mavcat Software Inc. http://mavcat.com/  
Movable Ads  
myDocket http://www.mydocket.com  
MyMenu http://www.themymenu.com  
Mynt Box http://www.myntbox.com  
NeedTo.com https://needto.com/  
Noow http://www.PTnoow.com  
Numerous http://numerousapp.com  
NuPark, LLC http://www.nupark.com/  
Peach Local sourcing http://usepeach.com  
People Analyst http://peopleanalyst.com  
Pingboard http://pingboard.com  
play! Theatre Group http://www.playtheatregroup.org  
Plum http://www.plumlife.com  
Polygraph Media http://www.polygraphmedia.com  
PoundWishes http://www.PoundWishes.com  
Prepify http://www.prepify.me  
Previsio http://www.previs.io  
Pro Hockey Vision, LLC http://www.prohockeyvision.com  
Qlue Inc. http://www.qluequest.com  
Querium Corp http://www.querium.com  
QuoteStacker http://www.quotestacker.com  
Rail Yard http://railyard.com  
RealMassive http://realmassive.com/  
Rock Vapor Technologies http://www.rockthevapor.com  
Rolling Thunder Roadhouse http://www.RollingTHunderRoadhouse.com  
ScanSee, Inc http://www.scansee.com/  
ScriptiLabs http://www.scriptilabs.com  
Seasons of Austin - 78704 http://www.seasonsofaustin.com  
SecondMic http://www.secondmic.com  
Serve: Gourmet Gadgets and Goods http://www.servegourmet.com  
Sheena Allen Apps http://www.SheenaAllenApps.com  
Siminars http://www.siminars.com  
Smart Picture Technologies http://www.smartpicture3d.com  
Spokefly http://www.spokefly.com  
Sports Marketing Experts and Design http://www.sportsmarketingexperts.com  
StatusPath, Inc. http://www.statuspath.com  
StepOne, Inc. http://www.steponeinc.com  
Stretch http://www.stretchrecipes.com  
Student Loan Benefits http://www.studentloanbenefits.com  
Suvola Corporation http://www.suvola.com  
Swan http://www.iloveswan.com  
Taplet http://www.gotaplet.com/  
Technollo http://www.technollo.com  
Testlio http://testlio.com  
Teysha http://www.teysha.is  
The Austin Phoenix http://www.theaustinphoenix.com  
The Compost Pedallers http://www.CompostPedallers.com  
The Daily Dot http://www.dailydot.com/  
The Freeloader http://www.myfreeloader.com  
Together http://www.togethermobile.com  
TrendKite http://www.TrendKite.com  
Uberpong http://www.uberpong.com  
Unseen http://getunseen.com  
Urban Artist Alliance http://teedouble.com/UAA.html  
uRide, Inc http://www.uride.net  
Vchain Solutions http://www.vchainsolutions.com/  
Velvet Cartel http://www.velvetcartel.com  
Venturephile, Inc. http://www.venturephile.com  
VetCommander http://www.vetcommander.com  
Visible Health http://www.visiblehealth.com  
VoiceWorks Mobile http://voiceworksmobile.com  
Weeva, Inc. http://www.weeva.co  
WigWag http://www.wigwag.com  
WiseWear Corporation http://www.wisewear.com  
World Peas http://www.makepeas.com  
Written.com http://www.written.com  
Xyber Technologies http://www.xybertechnologies.com
Company Name
Website (URL)
 
21CT http://www.21ct.com  
AcademicWorks http://www.academicworks.com  
Allure Energy, Inc. http://www.allure-energy.com  
Apptive http://www.apptive.com  
AVAI Mobile http://avaimobile.com/  
Banyan Water http://www.banyanwater.com  
Bloomfire http://www.bloomfire.com  
ClearBlade, Inc. http://www.clearblade.com  
Coalition http://www.coalition.vc  
Continuum Analytics http://continuum.io/  
CopperEgg, Inc. http://www.copperegg.com  
DoStuff Media http://www.dostuffmedia.com  
DroidCloud http://www.droidcloud.mobi  
ECR | Equitable Commercial Realty http://www.ecrtx.com/  
EPIC bar http://www.epicbar.com  
ESO Solutions http://www.esosolutions.com  
Focus Embedded http://www.focusembedded.com  
GameSalad, Inc. http://www.gamesalad.com  
Headspring http://www.headspring.com  
Hops & Grain Brewing http://www.hopsandgrain.com  
ihiji http://www.ihiji.com  
Illumitex http://www.illumitex.com/  
Incenergy http://www.incenergy.com  
Innography http://www.innography.com  
Latakoo, Inc. http://www.latakoo.com  
LivingTree http://www.livingtree.com  
MACROLYNK http://www.macrolynk.com  
Malauzai http://www.malauzai.com  
Moolala http://www.moolala.com  
MULTICHANNEL INC. http://www.multichannel.net  
Neuric LLC http://www.neuric.com  
Noonday Collection http://www.noondaycollection.com/  
Novati Technologies http://www.novati-tech.com  
Nulo Pet Food http://www.nulo.com  
Nuve,Inc http://www.nuve.us  
OneSpot http://www.onespot.com  
Ordoro http://www.ordoro.com  
OutboundEngine http://www.outboundengine.com  
OwnLocal http://www.ownlocal.com  
People Pattern http://www.peoplepattern.com  
Primizie http://www.primiziesnacks.com  
Qcue http://www.qcue.com  
Quarri Technologies, Inc http://www.quarri.com  
Rallyhood, Inc. https://rallyhood.com  
Resolute Fitness: Cycling & Yoga http://www.resolutefitness.com  
RideScout http://www.ridescoutapp.com  
Rocksauce Studios http://www.RocksauceStudios.com  
ROIKOI https://www.roikoi.com  
Shango http://www.shango.com  
Socialware http://www.socialware.com  
sonarDesign, Inc. http://www.sonardesign.com  
The Zebra https://www.thezebra.com  
Thoughtleadr Inc. http://www.thoughtleadr.com  
Ticketbud https://ticketbud.com/  
Toopher http://www.toopher.com  
Totally Nuts Bakery, LLC http://www.totallynutsbakery.com  
Vineya http://www.govineya.com  
Virtual Bridges http://www.vbridges.com  
VUV Analytics http://www.vuvanalytics.com  
Wondercide http://www.wondercide.com  
Company Name
Website (URL)
Boundless Network http://www.boundlessnetwork.com
Caringo http://www.caringo.com
Certain Affinity http://www.certainaffinity.com/
CoinTerra http://www.cointerra.com
KLD Energy Technologies, Inc. http://www.kldenergy.com
Mutual Mobile http://www.mutualmobile.com
Native http://www.buildnative.com
NewComLink http://www.newcomlink.com
OpenSymmetry http://www.opensymmetry.com
Savara Pharmaceuticals http://www.savarapharma.com
Silvercar http://www.silvercar.com
SolarBridge Technologies http://solarbridgetech.com/
SpareFoot http://www.sparefoot.com
Starmount http://www.starmount.com
Volusion, Inc. http://www.volusion.com
Zilliant http://www.zilliant.com


2013 Fall A-List

EMERGING (under $1M in funding)    
ATLAS FILAMENT LABS SHELFBUCKS  
DATAFINITI PRISTINE YOU EARNED IT  
       
GROWTH ($1-10M in funding)    
GAZZANG USHIP    
HOW DO YOU ROLL? WP ENGINE    
       
SCALE (above $10M in funding)    
MAIN STREET HUB PHUNWARE    

Fall 2013 Nominees

Company Name
Website (URL)
Company Type Category
9W Search, Inc. http://www.9wsearch.com Other Innovative Category
Access The Night http://www.accessthenight.com Social Technologies
Apptive http://www.apptive.com Other Innovative Category
Atlas http://www.atlaswristband.com Wearable Technologies
Austin Music People http://www.austinmusicpeople.org Other Innovative Category
Austin Sailboat Rentals http://www.austinsailboatrentals.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
baqpak http://www.baqpak.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. http://bassg.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
BidAway.com http://www.bidaway.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Boxer http://www.getboxer.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Bractlet http://www.bractlet.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Brobe International LLC dba Brobe http://www.thebrobe.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Burpy http://www.burpy.com Other Innovative Category
Cinetics http://www.cinetics.com Other Innovative Category
Citygram Austin http://www.citygrammag.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Curb, Inc. http://www.energycurb.com Other Innovative Category
Datafiniti http://www.datafiniti.net Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Datical http://www.datical.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Digital Certainty http://www.digitalcertainty.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Domain OMS http://www.revolveplatform.com Other Innovative Category
Dugratti Corporation http://www.marcelagarza.com Other Innovative Category
Electric Cab of Austin http://www.electriccabofaustin.com Other Innovative Category
Embrace http://www.embracecustomers.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Eye in the Sky Collective http://www.eyeinthesky.org Entertainment and Content Technologies
eyeQ http://www.eyeqinsights.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
EyeWagon, Inc - dba STARLING Eyewear http://www.starlingeyewear.com Other Innovative Category
Favor http://www.askfavor.com Social Technologies
Feel Rich, Inc. http://www.FeelRich.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Ferris http://www.seeferris.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Filament Labs http://www.filamentlabs.co Health Technologies
Freestyle Language Center http://www.freestylelanguagecenter.com Other Innovative Category
Frohne http://www.frohneusa.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Groove, LLC http://www.readytogroove.com Health Technologies
healincomfort.com http://www.healincomfort.com Other Innovative Category
Help Find Care http://www.helpfindcare.com Health Technologies
Hotlease.com http://www.hotlease.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Humm http://www.hummsystems.com Other Innovative Category
Jackrabbit Mobile http://www.jackrabbitmobile.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Jellifi http://www.Jellifi.com Social Technologies
Jobhuk, Inc. http://www.Jobhuk.com Other Innovative Category
Joint http://www.unlockjoint.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Joust http://www.joust.com Other Innovative Category
Kinetic Global http://www.teedouble.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Krimmeni Technologies, Inc. http://www.krimmeni.com Other Innovative Category
LoveLife Program http://www.lovelifeprogram.com Health Technologies
MailLift https://MailLift.com Social Technologies
ManeGain http://www.manegain.com Other Innovative Category
Minicore Studios http://www.minicorestudios.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
myCampusTutors http://www.mycampustutors.com Other Innovative Category
Mynt Box http://www.myntbox.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
NuHabitat http://www.nuhabitat.com Other Innovative Category
Nuve, Inc. http://www.nuve.us Innovative World Technologies
Orby http://www.getorby.com Social Technologies
Paybook http://www.paybook.com Other Innovative Category
PicPocket, Inc. http://www.PicPocket.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
PitchDeals http://www.pitchdeals.com Social Technologies
Plushkies LLC http://www.plushkies.com Social Technologies
Pristine http://www.pristine.io Wearable Technologies
Pro Hockey Vision, LLC http://www.prohockeyvision.com Other Innovative Category
Quantified Impressions http://www.quantifiedimpressions.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Rail Yard http://www.railyard.com Other Innovative Category
re:3D Inc. http://www.re3d.org Innovative World Technologies
Recommenu http://www.recommenuapp.com Other Innovative Category
Resolute Fitness: Cycling & Yoga http://www.resolutefitness.com Other Innovative Category
ReviewPush http://www.reviewpush.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
RLB Echad LLC http://www.rlbechad.org Other Innovative Category
RPLY (First Cut Pro) http://www.firstcutpro.com Other Innovative Category
ScanSee Inc. http://www.scansee.com/ Innovative World Technologies
Shelfbucks Inc. http://www.shelfbucks.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Social Distillery http://www.socialdistillery.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Spokefly http://www.spokefly.com Innovative World Technologies
Spot On Sciences http://www.spotonsciences.com Health Technologies
Stormpulse http://www.Stormpulse.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Taecho Group LLC http://www.taechogroup.com/ Other Innovative Category
Ten Acre Organics http://www.tenacreorganics.com Innovative World Technologies
The Freeloader http://www.myfreeloader.com Wearable Technologies
The TechMap, Inc. http://www.thetechmap.com Other Innovative Category
TrendKite http://www.TrendKite.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
TurnKey Vacation Rentals http://www.turnkeyvr.com Other Innovative Category
Venturephile, Inc. http://www.venturephile.com Social Technologies
Visible Health http://www.visiblehealth.com Health Technologies
Water Lens, LLC http://www.titra.yte.com Innovative World Technologies
Wetzel Blade LLC http://www.WetzelBlade.com Other Innovative Category
Wondercide LLC http://www.wondercide.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
World Peas http://www.makepeas.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Written.com http://www.written.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
YouEarnedIt http://www.youearnedit.com Other Innovative Category
Company Name
Website (URL)
Company Type Category
AcademicWorks http://www.academicworks.com Other Innovative Category
ActiveProspect, Inc. http://www.activeprospect.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Alliance Tech http://www.allliancetech.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Austin Rubber Company LLC http://www.austinrubber.com Other Innovative Category
Bee Cave Games Inc. http://www.beecavegames.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
BizBrag Inc. http://www.bizbrag.com Social Technologies
Bypass Mobile http://www.bypassmobile.com Other Innovative Category
Caddie Central http://www.caddiecentral.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Calxeda, Inc. http://www.calxeda.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Compare Metrics http://www.comparemetrics.com Innovative World Technologies
Continuum Analytics http://www.continuum.io Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Digby http://www.digby.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Digital Touch Systems http://www.digitaltouchsystems.com Other Innovative Category
DocbookMD http://www.docbookmd.com Health Technologies
EPIC http://www.epicbar.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
ESO Solutions http://www.esosolutions.com Health Technologies
Famigo http://www.famigo.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Gazzang http://www.gazzang.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
How Do You Roll? http://www.howdoyouroll.com Other Innovative Category
icanmakeitbetter.com http://www.icanmakeitbetter.com Other Innovative Category
Insurance Zebra http://www.insurancezebra.com Other Innovative Category
Key Ingredient http://www.keyingredient.com Social Technologies
Kimbia Inc. http://www.kimbia.com Other Innovative Category
Latakoo, Inc. http://www.latakoo.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
LivingTree http://www.livingtree.com Social Technologies
MakerSquare http://www.themakersquare.com Other Innovative Category
Malauzai Software http://malauzai.com/wp/ Other Innovative Category
Mass Relevance http://www.massrelevance.com Social Technologies
MicroVentures http://www.microventures.com Other Innovative Category
Moolala.com http://www.moolala.com Other Innovative Category
Neuric Technologies Inc. http://www.neuric.com Social Technologies
NewComLink http://www.newcomlink.com Other Innovative Category
Novati Technologies, Inc. http://www.novati-tech.com Innovative World Technologies
Open Compute Foundation http://www.opencompute.org Innovative World Technologies
OutboundEngine http://www.outboundengine.com Social Technologies
OwnLocal http://www.ownlocal.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Phunware http://www.phunware.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Primizie http://www.primiziesnacks.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Rhythm Superfoods LLC http://www.rhythmsuperfoods.com Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Rocksauce Studios http://www.rocksaucestudios.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Set.fm http://www.set.fm Entertainment and Content Technologies
Spanning Cloud Apps http://www.spanning.com Other Innovative Category
Ticketbud http://www.ticketbud.com Entertainment and Content Technologies
Toopher http://www.toopher.com Innovative World Technologies
Tugg Inc. http://www.tugg.com Social Technologies
uShip http://www.uship.com Other Innovative Category
uStudio Inc. http://www.ustudio.com Other Innovative Category
Virtual Bridges http://www.vbridges.com Innovative World Technologies
WP Engine http://www.wpengine.com Other Innovative Category
Company Name
Website (URL)
Company Type Category
Certain Affinity http://www.certainaffinity.com/ Entertainment and Content Technologies
KLD Energy Technologies http://www.kldenergy.com/ Other Innovative Category
Main Street Hub http://www.mainstreethub.com Other Innovative Category
MapMyFitness http://www.mapmyfitness.com Health Technologies
MicroPower Global Corporation http://www.micropower-global.com Other Innovative Category
Mutual Mobile http://www.mutualmobile.com Wearable Technologies
OpenSymmetry http://www.opensymmetry.com Other Innovative Category
Packet Design http://www.packetdesign.com Enterprise Big Data Technologies
Phunware http://www.phunware.com Entertainment and Content Technologies

Inaugural State of Innovation

On May 7, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Innovate Austin initiative and South by Southwest Interactive announced the companies named to the 2014 Spring Austin A-List: 12 of the most promising Austin-area startups, who were chosen from over 250 nominations. Top honorees were named in three investment stage categories: emerging, growth and scale, and represent key sectors of innovation including enterprise big data, social, health, entertainment, and consumer product goods. Recognition as an A-List Company is intended to increase the visibility of Austin's most fundable, scalable and innovative regional startups, and drive increased venture capital funding to Central Texas. To date, there has been a combined $348,720,000 million in investment for all A-List honorees since the inception of the awards in 2011.

2014 Spring Austin A-List announced

Press Release




 

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