SharesPost 100 List

The SharesPost 100 List comprises what we think are the very best late-stage, venture-backed private growth companies.

In assembling and maintaining the SharesPost 100 List each quarter, SharesPost Investment Management leverages a proprietary multi-factor ranking process that incorporates criteria including. The result? A list of what we believe are a veritable who’s who of some of the world’s most innovated, compelling private companies. For more information about the SharesPost 100 List, including investment information supporting the recommendations, contact SharesPost Investment Management at im@sharespost.com.
updated: August 28, 2016
Consumer Electronics
3D Robotics
Founded in 2009Total Funding $99M

3D Robotics (“3DR”) is a manufacturer of unmanned consumer drones and is considered amongst the drone community as the smartest and most technologically advanced drone company in the world. 3DR drones have been used for a range of exploration and photography applications including data analysis, mapping, surveying, and 3D modeling for agriculture, construction, infrastructure, search and rescue, and ecological study. Solo, there flagship drone, offers push button flights and computer assisted smart shots to get professional aerial photos and videos. Recently 3DR, Sony and AutoDesk formed a partnership to create a “high-end” version of 3DR’s flagship Solo drone. Previously, the Solo drone was only able to use the GoPro Camera, but with the recent partnership with Sony, the new drone will be able to produce high resolution image capturing using Sony’s newer cameras.

Software
Acquia
Founded in 2007Total Funding $194.5M

Acquia is a commercial open-source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open-source Drupal social publishing system. Pinterest, Mercedes Benz, Warner Music Group, Stanford University are among the 4,000 that rely on Acquia’s solutions for content, community and commerce. Global 2000 enterprises, government agencies and NGOs rely on Acquia to create new revenue streams, lower costs, and engage audiences more deeply through content, community, commerce and context.

Enterprise Software
Actifio
Founded in 2009Total Funding $207.5M

Actifio delivers copy data virtualization to hundreds of global enterprise customers and service provider partners in more than 30 countries around the world. The company’s Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology decouples data from infrastructure, enabling improvements in business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud. Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it when and where they need to.

Software
Adaptive Insights (formerly Adaptive Planning)
Founded in 2003Total Funding $176M

Adaptive Insights is a worldwide leader in cloud-based business and financial analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. The company’s SaaS platform allows finance and management teams to work together to plan, monitor, report on, and analyze financial and operational performance. With capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting, consolidation, dashboards, and business intelligence, Adaptive Insights enables finance, sales, and other business leaders to make better, faster, and more collaborative decisions.

Advertising
AdRoll
Founded in 2007Total Funding $89M

AdRoll helps businesses in a wide range of industries use their customer data to execute high performing online and mobile ad campaigns across desktop, mobile, social, apps, and the webb. AdRoll provides a high degree of transparency and reaches across the largest ad inventory sources including Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Finance/Payments
Adyen
Founded in 2006Total Funding $266M

Adyen is a leading payment technology company that provides businesses a single global platform designed to accept payments from anywhere in the world. Adyen enables businesses to process payments online, via mobile devices and at point-of-sale (POS) with over 250 payment methods and 187 transaction currencies. The business is driven by a vision to improve customer experience and streamline processes.

Finance/Payments
Affirm
Founded in 2012Total Funding $428M

Affirm is a consumer finance company that offers finance solutions aimed at allowing shoppers to buy now and pay later through monthly installments and at reasonable interest rates. For online merchants, integrating Affirm increases average order value and conversion rates.

Hospitality/Travel
Airbnb
Founded in 2007Total Funding $2.4B

Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile device. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people at any price point in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries.

Security
AlienVault
Founded in 2007Total Funding $118M

AlienVault has simplified the way organizations detect and respond to today's evolving cyber security landscape.  By combining the essential security controls of AlienVault’s Unified Security Management (USM) with the power of AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the company has provided an effective and affordable threat detection service attainable for resource-constrained IT teams, protecting company assets.

Software
AppDynamics
Founded in 2008Total Funding $315M

AppDynamics, a leader in application intelligence, offers a platform solution that helps software-defined businesses monitor, manage and optimize software environments, from desktop to mobile.

Enterprise Software
Appirio
Founded in 2006Total Funding $135M

Appirio is a global consultancy that helps companies select cloud service, builds custom apps to work with the cloud, moves data to the cloud, and manages the cloud services once selected and set-up. Appirio has strategic partnerships with cloud pioneers like salesforce.com, Google and Workday.

Advertising
AppNexus
Founded in 2007Total Funding $363M

AppNexus provides trading solutions and powers marketplaces for Internet advertising. The company’s open and unified programmatic platform allows customers to more effectively buy and sell media, and empowers companies to build, manage and optimize their entire online advertising businesses.

Enterprise Software
Apptio
Founded in 2007Total Funding $136M

Apptio is the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software. Apptio's suite of applications use business analytics to provide facts and insights on technology costs, value and quality so business leaders can make faster, data-driven decisions. The purpose-built applications help companies align technology spending to business outcomes and automate IT processes like cost transparency, benchmarking, operational efficiency and planning.

Finance/Payments
Avant
Founded in 2012Total Funding $1.7B

Avant is an online marketplace for consumer loans that differs from its competitors in terms of its below-prime consumer target and that the source of capital is from the company itself rather than peer-to-peer. Through the use of big data and machine-learning algorithms, the company offers a unique and highly customized approach to streamlined credit options.

Consumer Web
BuzzFeed
Founded in 2008Total Funding $96M

BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment media company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most sharable news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience of well over 150 million.

Security
Carbon Black
Founded in 2003Total Funding $123M

Carbon Black is the market leader in servers and endpoint threat prevention, detection and response. The company enables organizations to arm their endpoints by combining continuous, real-time visibility into what’s happening on every computer; real-time signature-less threat detection; incident response that combines a recorded history with live remediation; and prevention that is proactive and customizable.

Enterprise Software
Centrify
Founded in 2004Total Funding $94M

Centrify is a security based software company that offers two product lines, the Centrify Server Suite and Centrify Identity Service. Centrify Identity Service provides a cloud-based login to corporate resources, including mobile devices, Macs, and apps such as Salesforce.com and WebEx. A secure Web portal provides one-click app access, as well as account management, so employees can use their own devices while maintaining company security policies. Centrify Server Suite secures mission-critical servers from identity-related risks and outsider attacks.

Clean Technology
ChargePoint
Founded in 2010Total Funding $164M

ChargePoint is a developer of network electric vehicle charging stations. The company can provide charging service stations at work offices, retailers, municipalities, parking lots and apartments.

Advertising
Chartboost
Founded in 2011Total Funding $21M

Chartboost is a game discovery platform and mobile ad network. The company’s platform allows game developers to collaborate with other developers and reach new users through cross-promotion.  Through enabling developers and publishers to promote games within their own networks, the company has created alternatives to traditional and often expensive mobile advertising for gaming companies.

Software
ClearSlide
Founded in 2009Total Funding $89M

ClearSlide is a sales engagement platform that empowers sales teams to engage customers and close more business. The company’s platform gives sales leaders insight into the real-time activity of their teams and provides deep analytics about the types of content that ultimately is most impactful with customers

Analytics/Big Data
Cloudera
Founded in 2008Total Funding $1,201M

Cloudera offers enterprises a data platform built on the Apache Hadoop open-source software package. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera offers its enterprise customers a family of product and services that complement the open-source Hadoop platform. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 22,000 individuals worldwide.

Security
CloudFlare
Founded in 2009Total Funding $182M

CloudFlare’s system optimizes website delivery websites, protects them from spam and other attacks, ensures they are online, and makes it simple to add Web apps with a single click. CloudFlare improves websites’ performance regardless of size or platform with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code.

Hosting/Storage
Code42 Software
Founded in 2001Total Funding $138M

Code42 is a leader in endpoint data protection and security. The company’s best known application is CrashPlan, an enterprise SaaS solution that backs up all distributed end-user data on a single, secure platform. Through continuous, automatic collection via a lightweight agent on the device, CrashPlan protects every file on Apple OS X, Windows and Linux laptops and desktops. The company’s platform enables IT, security and business teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss, no matter the cause. Customers can choose from managed private, public or hybrid clouds.

E-Commerce
Coupang
Founded in 2010Total Funding $1,400M

Coupang is the largest online retailer in South Korea that offers a diverse selection of merchandise including baby goods, fashion, beauty products, home goods and decor, books and toys, sporting goods, electronics, and tickets.

Finance/Payments
Credit Karma
Founded in 2007Total Funding $368M

Credit Karma started by providing free credit scores to members, and has grown into an essential platform to help Americans reach their financial goals by helping members consolidate student loans, finance large purchases, compare insurance quotes and select the best credit cards for their spending habits and credit profiles.

Analytics/Big Data
Dataminr
Founded in 2009Total Funding $184M

Dataminr is a leading real-time information discovery company. Dataminr transforms real-time data from Twitter and other public sources into actionable signals, identifying the most relevant information for clients in finance, public sector, news, security and crisis management.

Hosting/Storage
Datto
Founded in 2007Total Funding $100M

Datto provides comprehensive backup, recovery, and business continuity solutions used by thousands of managed service providers worldwide. Datto’s family of software and hardware devices provide total data protection everywhere business data lives. Whether business data is on premises in a physical or virtual server, in the cloud, or in SaaS applications, Datto offers end-to-end recoverability with single-vendor accountability.

Transportation
Didi Chuxing
Founded in 2012Total Funding $4.4B

Didi Kuaidi is a company that was created through the merger of China's two largest taxi-hailing firms - Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. From an original focus on connecting taxi drivers with passengers, Didi Kuaidi has expanded its services to private car, carpooling and bus sharing.  The company now serves 360 cities in China through its mobile apps being used by more than 200 million people.

Hosting/Storage
Digital Ocean
Founded in 2011Total Funding $123M

Digital Ocean is a cloud infrastructure provider focused on simplifying innovation for software developers to create, automate and manage a robust infrastructure with features like API, Floating IPs, Shared Private Networking and Team Accounts.

Consumer Electronics
DJI
Founded in 2006Total Funding $105M

DJI is a Chinese technology company founded in 2006 and headquartered in the Shenzhen, Guangdong province of China. It manufactures drones - commercial and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles for photography and videography. Businesses worldwide are now using DJI drones to bring new perspectives to their work and help them accomplish it safer, faster, and with greater efficiency.  Industries include filmmaking, agriculture, conservation, search and rescue, energy infrastructure, and more.

Software
Docker
Founded in 2010Total Funding $150M

Docker is a platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. It enables any application to be created and run as a collection of consistent, low-overhead Docker containers that work across virtually any infrastructure. The docker business model is to offer Docker-related products and services and to create a network of certified professional support, training, and services providers.

Software
DocuSign
Founded in 2003Total Funding $556M

DocuSign is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 225,000 companies and more than 85 million users to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere and on any device. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution.

Enterprise Software
Domo
Founded in 2011Total Funding $249M

Domo is a cloud-based executive management platform that gives users direct, real-time access to relevant business information, conversations and its actions in one place across a range of industries including media and entertainment, technology, healthcare, financial services and higher education. The company’s founding team includes experience from Amazon, American Express, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and salesforce.com.

Hosting/Storage
Dropbox
Founded in 2007Total Funding $1,100M

Dropbox is a service that allows their users to bring all photos, docs, and videos anywhere, and share them easily. Any file saved to Dropbox will automatically save to all computers, phone or tablet and the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it easy to share with others.

Security
Endgame Systems
Founded in 2008Total Funding $86M

Endgame is delivering the next generation of Security Intelligence & Analytics (SIA). The company’s core capabilities use data science and cutting-edge technology to give their federal and commercial customers real-time visibility across their digital domains, and their ecosystem of applications use that insight to solve a wide array of security problems.

Consumer Web
Eventbrite
Founded in 2006Total Funding $200M

Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. With Eventbrite, organizers can create a customizable event page; spread the word with social media; collect money; and gain visibility into attendees and sales.

Enterprise Software
Fastly
Founded in 2011Total Funding $129M

Fastly’s content delivery network (CDN) gives businesses complete control over how they serve content, access real-time performance analytics, and store frequently changing content. The company’s secure, global network allows enterprises to increase revenue and improve customer experiences across their websites and mobile applications while maintaining fast, consistent, and reliable performance.

E-Commerce
Flipkart
Founded in 2007Total Funding $2,500M

Flipkart is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, according to the company. Flipkart went live in 2007 as an online retailing venture with the objective of making books accessible to individuals living in the farthermost part of India. Today, the platform sells movies, music, games, mobiles, home appliances, health care and personal care products at competitive prices.

Software
GitHub
Founded in 2008Total Funding $350M

GitHub is a Web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. GitHub offers both paid plans for private repositories, and free accounts for open-source projects. The site provides social networking functionality such as feeds, followers and the network graph to display how developers work on their versions of a repository.

Enterprise Software
Gusto
Founded in 2011Total Funding $1B

Gusto (FKA ZenPayRoll) is a provider of cloud-based payroll and HR services. The company automates and allows businesses to setup and run a variety of HR and payroll tasks from any web enabled device while ensuring compliance. Gusto reimagines payroll, benefits, HR, and personal finance by automating the most complicated, impersonal business tasks.

Consumer Web
Houzz
Founded in 2009Total Funding $214M

Houzz is a platform for home remodeling and design, which provides people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.

Analytics/Big Data
INRIX
Founded in 2004Total Funding $143M

INRIX provides up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services to help millions of drivers save time, fuel and frustration.  INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services to over 400 customers, on five million miles of road in 45 countries. High profile customers are Audi, BMW, BBC, Comcast, Ford, Garmin, The Weather Channel and Orange.

Enterprise Software
InsideSales
Founded in 2004Total Funding $201M

InsideSales offers the industry's leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. Noteable InsideSales enterprise customers include ADP, Microsoft, Groupon and Zenefits. InsideSales recently announced the full integration of Accelerate, its cloud-based sales acceleration platform, into Microsoft’s CRM system which will be available April 2016.  

E-Commerce
Instacart
Founded in 2012Total Funding $275M

Instacart uses personal shoppers to pick up customers’ groceries from multiple local stores and deliver them in roughly an hour. The service is often less expensive for consumers than a personal, time-consuming trip to the grocery store. It offers delivery at $5.99 for one-hour delivery, $3.99 for two-hour delivery, or Instacart Express, a grocery delivery membership for $99 per year.

Healthcare/Biotech
Intarcia Therapeutics
Founded in 1997Total Funding $535M

Intarcia Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to enhance treatment outcomes by optimizing and improving the efficacy, continuous administration, and tolerability of drug therapies for diseases that require long-term chronic treatment. Intarcia is currently conducting a three-stage development program for Type 2 diabetes that consist of four separate clinical trials, two of which have been successfully completed. Intarcia also continues to conduct research and development to treat other chronic serious disorders in the field of diabetes and obesity.

Games
Kabam
Founded in 2006Total Funding $247M

Kabam is a leader in free-to-play games focused exclusively on core gamers operating multiple game franchises across mobile (iOS and Android), Kabam.com, Facebook and other platforms. The company originate content from it’s Kabam Studios, by partnering with leading hollywood studios like Disney, Lionsgate and Warner Bros, and through third party publishing. Kabam’s games include Kingdoms of Camelot, The Hobbit, Hunger Games, Marvel and Star Wars.

Finance/Payments
Klarna
Founded in 2005Total Funding $282M

Klarna offers payment solutions to e-stores, and was founded in 2005 with the ambition to make e-commerce safer and simpler. At the core of Klarna’s services is the concept of “after-delivery payment,” which lets buyers receive ordered goods before any payment is due. At the same time, Klarna assumes all credit and fraud risk for e-stores so that sellers can rest assured that they will always receive their money. Klarna’s vision is to enable trust and to offer a frictionless buying experience to buyers and sellers across the world.

Security
Lookout
Founded in 2007Total Funding $390M

Lookout builds security software that protects people, businesses and networks from mobile threats. Lookout secures the mobile experience for people everywhere through Lookout Mobile Security, a consumer app, and its business product, which offers advanced cloud-based security. Lookout Mobile Threat protection allows large enterprises to embrace mobility in the workplace while protecting company data, securing against malicious attacks, and maintaining compliance with security policies.

Transportation
Lyft
Founded in 2012Total Funding $2B

Lyft matches drivers using their own personal vehicles with passengers who request rides through the smartphone app, and the passengers pay automatically through the app. When using Lyft, passengers have three options when it comes to choosing their ride:

  • Lyft - the original offering that matches a passenger (and their friends) with a driver nearby;
  • Lyft Line - a shared service that offers shared rides along shared routes, priced for daily use. Once passengers set their destination, Lyft will connect them to a ride already going the same way;
  • Lyft Plus: - A ride accommodating up to 6 passengers for those who need more space, or want to travel with more friends.
Analytics/Big Data
MapR Technologies
Founded in 2009Total Funding $174M

MapR supports Apache Hadoop projects with an enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings dependability, ease-of-use and speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified Big Data platform, and allows Hadoop to be easily accessed as traditional network attached storage with read-write capabilities.

Enterprise Software
Medallia
Founded in 2001Total Funding $255M

Medallia is the Customer Experience Management company that is used by many brands, including Shell, Marriott International, Nordstrom, Airbnb and CA Technologies. Medallia’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application enables companies to capture customer feedback everywhere the customer is (Web, social, mobile, and contact center channels), understand it in real time, and deliver insights and action everywhere—from the C-suite to the frontline—to improve the customer experience.

Analytics/Big Data
Mixpanel
Founded in 2009Total Funding $77M

Mixpanel provides an real-time analytics platform that help companies analyze online data, allowing them to better track, interact, and engage with their customers. Almost any action inside an app can be measured. For example, Spotify can see how many people played a song; Zendesk can see how many people resolved a new support ticket; Uber can see how many people requested a new ride.

Analytics/Big Data
MongoDB
Founded in 2007Total Funding $311M

MongoDB is a database management company that offers a NoSQL and Big Data database that enables businesses to be agile and scalable. Its MongoDB database is an open-sourve database used by companies across all industries and for a wide variety of applications.

Hosting/Storage
Nutanix
Founded in 2009Total Funding $315M

Nutanix delivers Web-scale converged infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics.

Enterprise Software
Okta
Founded in 2008Total Funding $230M

Okta is an enterprise-grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and designed to address the challenges of a cloud, mobile and interconnected business world. Okta integrates with existing directories and identity systemcan you ss, as well as thousands of on-premises, cloud-based, and mobile applications to enable IT to securely manage access anywhere, anytime and from any device.

Transportation
Ola
Founded in 2010Total Funding $1.1B

Ola is a provider of online car rental services headquartered in Bangalore India. The company provides a mobile application for booking a cab point-to-point in more than 100 cities across India.

Advertising
OpenX
Founded in 2008Total Funding $79M

OpenX operates one of the world’s largest programmatic digital advertising exchanges with many of the largest DSPs, networks, agency trading desks and advertisers. The company’s systems also encompasses a complete supply side platform powered by OpenX Demand Fusion technology that merges network and Real-Time Bidding, and a comprehensive ad server.

Software
Optimizely
Founded in 2010Total Funding $146M

Optimizely is a global Web optimization platform that provides A/B and multivariate testing for individuals with and without technical expertise. The platform empowers organizations to conceive and run experiments that help them make better data-driven decisions. A/B testing is a simple way to test changes to a website page against the current design and determine which ones produce positive results.

Healthcare/Biotech
Oscar Health
Founded in 2013Total Funding $295M

The Oscar team focuses on bringing technology, design, analytics/data and transparency to the health insurance industry. Oscar offers 4 insurance plans, all with the same benefits, but different out-of-pocket premiums and co-pays. To help answer medical questions, the company has doctors on call 24/7 to chat online or over the phone with customers, in addition to offering free preventive care and generic drugs.

Analytics/Big Data
Palantir
Founded in 2004Total Funding $1.6B

Palantir Technologies is working to change how groups analyze information through the company’s suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing and analyzing data of all kinds, including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal, and geospatial. The company was founded by former PayPal executives and Stanford computer science professors.

E-Commerce
Paytm
Founded in 2010Total Funding Undisclosed

Paytm is India’s largest mobile commerce platform.

Consumer Web
Pinterest
Founded in 2009Total Funding $1,129M

Pinterest is a visual discovery and planning tool. Users ("Pinners") use the site and apps to get ideas for their future, such as recipes, places to travel, and products to buy, and save the things they love to their own boards. Pinners also follow the boards of others who they find interesting.

Enterprise Software
Pivotal
Founded in 2013Total Funding $863M

Pivotal is a technology company that provides enterprise PaaS-based solutions. Pivotal’s native cloud platform is optimized for change so enterprises can grow at start-up speeds with greater business agility. Pivotal’s core business methodology is about evolving in both development and innovation using agile teams and lean approaches to create and build new solutions.

E-Commerce
Postmates
Founded in 2013Total Funding $138M

Postmates’ overall mission is to power local, on-demand logistics focused on fast deliveries from any type of merchant. With more than 20,000 active Postmates, the company operates large on-demand delivery fleets in 40 major US metropolitan markets.

Healthcare/Biotech
Practice Fusion
Founded in 2005Total Funding $158M

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based electronic health records (EHR) software to physicians. The company’s software connects doctors, patients, labs, billers, imaging centers and life science partners. Last year, Practice Fusion introduced its consumer-facing product, Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book appointments with doctors and access their medical records. Since launch, Practice Fusion’s EHR platform has helped doctors facilitate over 178 million patient visits to date. The company continues its commitment to listening to doctors to help advance the EHR platform. Last year alone, nearly 800 product ideas were submitted by the Practice Fusion user community. This resulted in Practice Fusion successfully launching 80 of these ideas as EHR product features, alongside 100 new feature enhancements and product improvements also launched in 2015.

Finance/Payments
Prosper
Founded in 2007Total Funding $355M

Prosper operates a leading online marketplace for consumer credit. The Prosper platform connects borrowers with lenders. With a commitment to providing superior customer service, the convenience of applying online, and an efficient application process, the Prosper platform offers people a way to easily borrow money at fair rates.

Advertising
PubMatic
Founded in 2006Total Funding $65M

PubMatic is the marketing automation software company that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of premium publishers. Through workflow automation, real time analytics and yield management, PubMatic enables publishers to make smarter and faster advertising decisions aimed at driving more revenue and streamlining operations. The company’s software solution provides a global roster of comScore publishers with a single view into their advertiser relationships across multiple screens, channels and formats.

Software
Qualtrics
Founded in 2002Total Funding $220M

Qualtrics is a leading enterprise survey technology provider that makes it easy to capture real-time customer, market and employee insights that inform data-driven business decisions. According to the company, enterprises, academic institutions, and government agencies rely on the Qualtrics platform to gather and understand customer satisfaction, NPS, customer experience, brand, market, and employee feedback.

Software
SendGrid
Founded in 2009Total Funding $47M

SendGrid has developed a cloud-based service that solves the challenge of email delivery by delivering emails on behalf of companies. The company’s cloud-based email infrastructure eliminates the need to build, scale and maintain these systems in-house.

Enterprise Software
ServiceMax
Founded in 2007Total Funding $204M

ServiceMax provides on-demand service management solutions. The company’s suite of cloud-based, collaborative, and mobile applications offer field-service management applications - from contract entitlements, scheduling and workforce optimization to inventory and parts logistics. ServiceMax customers include large enterprises such as Electrolux, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Elekta, and smaller businesses like McKinley Equipment and Kinetico.

Music
Shazam
Founded in 2002Total Funding $125M

When users “Shazam” a song or television show, they’re able to identify, explore, purchase and share that content on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Pinterest, etc. The Shazam App is available for free on every major platform.

Hosting/Storage
Simplivity
Founded in 2009Total Funding $277M

Simplivity develops infrastructure technology for the virtualized data center. The company offers OmniStack, a technology that includes 10 patent-pending innovations, that powers a new assimilated, IT infrastructure platform. SimpliVity’s OmniCube platform provides enterprise computing, storage services and network functionality, unified global management, seamless cloud integration and primary storage deduplication, all at a fraction of the acquisition and operating costs of standard infrastructure providers, with less complexity.

Enterprise Software
Slack
Founded in 2013Total Funding $547M

Slack is a team collaboration platform that integrates with dozens of services including Dropbox, Google Docs, GitHub and Twitter to collect all files, messages, and notifications in one searchable platform.

Consumer Web
Snapchat
Founded in 2011Total Funding $1.2B

Snapchat is the fastest way to share a moment with friends. The mobile app, allows users to not only share photos with friends but also control how long they can view their message, making it easier to share photos without worrying if it is perfect or Facebook-worthy.

E-Commerce
Snapdeal
Founded in 2010Total Funding $1.9B

Snapdeal is an online marketplace headquartered in New Delhi, India. The company provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect to customers. It also has products from national, international and regional brands across categories such as mobiles, electronics, fashion accessories, apparel, footwear, automotive, kids, health, home and kitchen, sports and books.

Finance/Payments
SoFi
Founded in 2011Total Funding $766M

Social Finance (SoFi), a leader in marketplace lending and the largest provider of student loan refinancing, offers student loan refinancing, mortgages, mortgage refinancing, and personal loans. The company has streamlined the lending process with online application, mobile document upload and customers service via text, email or phone. Unlike traditional lenders, SoFi’s community-based model offers borrowers benefits including career coaching, entrepreneurship support and unemployment protection.

Music
SoundCloud
Founded in 2008Total Funding $222M

SoundCloud is a social sound platform that gives users unprecedented access to the world’s largest community of music and audio creators. With unmuting the web as its continued ambition, SoundCloud allows everyone to discover original music and audio, connect with each other and share their sounds with the world. In addition, sound creators can use the platform to instantly record, upload and share sounds across the Internet, as well as receive detailed stats and feedback from the SoundCloud community.

Transportation
Space Exploration Technologies
Founded in 2002Total Funding $1,200M

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) designs, manufactures, and launches rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft.

Music
Spotify
Founded in 2006Total Funding $1,100M

Spotify is a online music service offering providing digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label and direct searches. It also enables individuals to create, share, and edit playlists with other users. Social media integration is a popular feature that enables users to connect their Spotify accounts to their Facebook and Twitter profiles. This enables them to access their friends’ favorite music and playlists and share their choices with others as well. Spotify is available on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. The company offers a premium monthly subscription service and a version which is free for consumers to use and supported by advertising.

Clean Technology
Spruce
Founded in 2007Total Funding $94M

In December 2015 Clean Power Finance (CPF) and Kilowatt Financial (KWF) merged to create Spruce Finance Inc. The newly formed Spruce Finance combines KWF’s credit analysis expertise with CPF’s financing platform. Spruce provides financing for homeowners seeking to upgrade into energy efficient homes through solar power and water conservation upgrades.

Finance/Payments
Stripe
Founded in 2010Total Funding $190M

Stripe is a suite of APIs that allows users to accept payments online. Stripe aims to expand Internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions and manage an online business. The company states that enabling more transactions is a problem rooted in code and design, not finance. Stripe is built for developers, makers, and creators.

Enterprise Software
SugarCRM
Founded in 2004Total Funding $104M

SugarCRM is a developer of commercial open-source customer relationship management applications. Through its various software applications the company provides customer relationship management tools, campaign management, opportunity tracking, account management, sales forecasting, customer support capabilities and reporting functionalities.  

Analytics/Big Data
Sumo Logic
Founded in 2010Total Funding $155M

Sumo Logic is a machine data intelligence company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. The company's cloud-based service provides customers like GoGo Inflight, McGraw-Hill, Medallia, Netflix, Orange and SolarCity with real-time interactive analytics at petabyte scale. The Sumo Logic service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing and LogReduce technologies, and transforms machine data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams.

Clean Technology
Sungevity
Founded in 2008Total Funding $305M

Sungevity is a technology-driven solar energy company focused on scaling solar energy through its unique partner-based model. Leveraging its proprietary remote solar design technology, Sungevity's software enables users to get a quote without a site visit and provides prospective customers with suggested potential savings on their electricity bills. Sungevity's online platform and partner-based approach stands in contrast to the vertically integrated installer business model in the solar service sector.

Software
SurveyMonkey
Founded in 1999Total Funding $1,144M

SurveyMonkey is a Web-based survey company that’s used by millions of users for everything from customer satisfaction and employee performance reviews, to course evaluations and research of all types.

Security
Tanium
Founded in 2007Total Funding $263M

Tanium is transforming IT security and systems management. It is the industry’s only platform capable of delivering 15-seconds visibility and control over millions of geographically distributed endpoints, from laptops to desktops to virtual machines to ATMs. Instead of relying on data that is hours, days or weeks old, Tanium technology provided security and IT teams accurate and complete data that is only seconds old with the unique ability to make changes across the enterprise in seconds, as well.

Security
Tenable Network Security
Founded in 2002Total Funding $50M

Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance. The company’s family of products includes SecurityCenter Continuous View, which provides a comprehensive and integrated view of network health, and Nessus, the global standard in detecting and assessing network data.

E-Commerce
The Honest Company
Founded in 2011Total Funding $122M

The Honest Company was created to ensure that parents have access to non-toxic, eco-friendly and effective family products at an attractive price point. Honest.com offers a variety of family products including diapers, wipes, bath, skin care, home cleaning, and health and wellness products delivered through a monthly subscription service or in selected retail outlets.

Consumer Web
Thumbtack
Founded in 2008Total Funding $275M

Thumbtack introduces customers to experienced professionals who are available and qualified to meet their specific needs. Whether looking for a painter for their home, a math tutor for their child, or a DJ for their wedding, Thumbtack provides anyone in the U.S. with an easy and dependable way to get started, compare options, and hire with confidence. Customers get started by answering specific questions to communicate their individual needs. Within hours, Thumbtack introduces customers to several available and qualified professionals. Customers hire professionals after comparing custom quotes, reviews, business profiles and, if necessary, calling or meeting with the professionals to discuss their work. The company makes money by having professionals pay to contact customers through thumbtack credits.

Hosting/Storage
Tintri
Founded in 2008Total Funding $260M

Tintri builds smart storage that sees, learns and adapts, enabling IT organisations to focus on virtualized applications and business services instead of managing storage infrastructure. Tintri application-aware storage eliminates planning and complex troubleshooting by providing VM-level visibility, control, insight and agility. Tintri powers hundreds of thousands of virtual machines running business critical databases, enterprise apps, desktops and mobile apps, and private cloud deployments.

Advertising
Turn
Founded in 2004Total Funding $138M

Turn provides three real-time marketing applications: Audience Suite, an enterprise data management platform; Campaign Suite, a digital media buying platform for video, mobile, TV, social, and display advertising; and DataMine Analytics, a data exploration, optimization and warehousing solution built for marketers. Turn works with the world’s top brands, agencies and trading desks, including Accuen, AMNET, Chrysler, DirecTV, Experian, Kraft, Microsoft, OMD, Progressive Insurance, Thomas Cook, Toyota, Verizon, VivaKi and Zales.

Transportation
Uber
Founded in 2009Total Funding $6.9B

Uber connects riders with safe, reliable, convenient transportation providers at a variety of price-points in cities around the world. Uber makes money from charging their drivers 20% of the fare as and a $10 weekly phone fee.

Real Estate
WeWork
Founded in 2010Total Funding $1B

WeWork provides shared office space and business community and services, worldwide in attractive locations. WeWork offers two types of memberships: Commons and Full-Time. The Commons membership offers flexible access to space and Full-Time offers 24/7 access to a dedicated desk or a private office. WeWork’s members are entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, artists, small businesses and even division of large corporations.

Advertising
WideOrbit
Founded in 1999Total Funding $35M

WideOrbit is a leading sell-side platform for managing advertising sales across all media platforms for cable networks, local television stations and radio stations. More than 3,200 broadcasters and networks leverage WideOrbit solutions to streamline operations, maximize revenue from traditional, digital and programmatic channels and extend their business across distribution platforms.

Advertising
xAd
Founded in 2009Total Funding $74M

xAd is the global location marketplace bringing together buyers and sellers with ad targeting solutions focused on driving in-store traffic and sales. The company is focused on capturing in-store visitation behaviors for ad targeting, insights, and measurement solutions. The first to visualize real-time foot traffic, xAd customers include 1.5 million advertisers – including direct brand relationships, agencies, ad networks, and other demand side media companies, according to the company. 

Consumer Electronics
Xiaomi
Founded in 2010Total Funding $1.5B

Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn't need to cost a fortune, bringing together people from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and other Internet and tech companies from around the world to enable that vision. Currently, Xiaomi offers mobile phones, tablets, TVs, fitness trackers, headphones and other accessories. The company sells directly to customers to keep prices competitive.

Advertising
Yext
Founded in 2006Total Funding $116M

Yext offers local services to users, advertisers and publishers. Yext’s Digital Presence Management software allows marketers to manage their local content, listings, store pages, social pages, campaigns, and more.

Enterprise Software
Zenefits
Total Funding $583M

Zenefits is a free, cloud-based HR platform that automates and eliminates time-consuming HR tasks for small- and medium-sized businesses, including: benefits and payroll enrollment, on-boarding new hires and off-boarding departing employees, compliance, employee life events, health insurance, and more. Its cloud-based HR platform connects to a company’s existing third-party systems, such as payroll, insurance, and retirement so that businesses and employees can manage these systems from one platform.

Healthcare/Biotech
ZocDoc
Founded in 2007Total Funding $225M

ZocDoc was founded with a mission of improving access to healthcare, ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance, see their real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment via ZocDoc.com or ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone or Android. By revealing the 'hidden supply' of appointments, the typical ZocDoc patient sees a doctor in under 24 hours. The company’s most recent product, ZocDoc Check-In, allows patients to fill out their paperwork online in advance of their appointment, and a Spanish-language version called ZocDoc en Español is also available.

Software
Zuora
Founded in 2007Total Funding $243M

Zuora is a leading provider of subscription, billing, commerce and finance solutions. Its Relationship Business Management (RBM) solution helps enable businesses in any industry to launch or shift products to a subscription model, implement new pay-as-you-go pricing and packaging models, gain new insights into subscriber behavior, open new revenue streams, and disrupt market segments to gain competitive advantage. Zuora clients come from a wide range of industries, including media, travel services, consumer packaged goods, cloud services, and telecommunications. Clients include Financial Times, Schneider Electric, Box, Honeywell, NCR, RTL, lynda.com, The Guardian, YP.com, BlueJeans, Shutterfly, TripAdvisor, Vivint and Trulia.

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