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If you weren't among the 800+ that attended Tuesday's Rise Of The Rest pitch competition in Durham, here are the pitches Steve Case and a panel of judges heard before awarding ArchiveSocial the $100,000 investment. 

We start with the social media archiving company with Durham—watch the pitch and witness the excitement in the room when Case announces the company's win. And here's a quick briefing on the eight pitching companies.


A social media archiving startup from Durham, with a focus on city and state governments.

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An engagement and analytics tool for media and blog sites, from Durham.

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ELXR Health

A Durham/Fayetteville software company that simplifies health data exchanges especially for people with sensitive health information.

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Personalized Learning Games

A Cary-based marketer of educational games clinically proven to help kids deal with social and emotional issues.

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Reveal Mobile

An advertising technology startup based in Raleigh that helps advertisers target users on mobile devices the same as they do on desktop.

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A software maker from Durham that collects data about website users and tracks them to deliver the right marketing message at the point they're most likely to buy.

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A social media engagement platform that builds loyalty and social media buzz for both independent restaurants and major chains, based in Raleigh.

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Tom & Jenny's

A Durham and Morrisville-based maker of candy that is healthy for teeth and dentist-approved.

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