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A Look at Past Top 10 Startups: Where Are They Now?

It's almost a year to the day since we published our first list of Top 10 Storage Startups to Watch -- a list we recently refreshed. And given the sheer energy (and volatility) of the storage market, it's not too soon, we think, to revisit our first round of choices and see how the first set of companies we chose have actually performed.

Have the firms we highlighted lived up to their promise? Are they at least on track? As we dug for answers, we were in for a few surprises. And we thought it only fair to judge ourselves on our foresight -- or lack thereof.

With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, we've therefore ranked our picks according to the following scale: 5 = outstanding choice; 4 = good choice; 3 = not a bad choice overall; 2 = what were we thinking?; 1 = egg facial.

So without further ado, we look back unflinchingly at the first set of Top 10 Startups to Watch, listed alphabetically below and followed by an update -- and a self-grade.

Enjoy! And as ever, feel free to hit the message board, write to us individually, or email us at [email protected].

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