Not overly colorful. Probably largely greyscale with a splash of color to liven it up, or a gradient based on one dominant hue. Probably stylized type-based logo, where "ionGrid" is the core but the G might be stylized, especially with the theme of electrons spinning around an atom, a planet orbiting a sun, or other science-like visuals.
We would like the logo to be simple but also fit well in a square (perhaps if you remove the type (see http://www.icis.com for an example)).
Colors that resonate with us for the highlights include cornflower blue (http://www.trelleborg.com/upload/Ru…ue_big.jpg) with maybe a touch of green or orange if appropriate, and greys, to appease our corporate overlords who will buy our products. Feel free to surprise us with something different, though.
Fonts we like include Futura, Calibri, and Candara, but again, please feel free to choose whatever you think is great.
As implied above, for now, we just need a logo, but we'd love to work with the designer again for more complete corporate identity services as we grow.
I've never done a contest on this site before, but I'd expect the winner will deliver an Illustrator file (or similar) of the design... Please also give us your contact info in case we want to ask you to do more work later.
Thanks! Looking forward to seeing your ideas!