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Acquia
Actifio
Adaptive Planning
AddThis
Airbnb
AlienVault
AppDynamics
Appirio
AppNexus
Apptio
S-1 Filed
Ariosa Diagnostics
Atlassian
Bit9
Bloom Energy
BOKU
S-1 Filed
Box
BuzzFeed
Chartboost
Clean Power Finance
ClearSlide
Cloudera
CloudFlare
Code 42 Software
Couchbase
Datalogix
DataXu
DocuSign
Domo
Dropbox
Endgame Systems
Etsy
Eventbrite
Evernote
Fitbit
Acquired
Flurry
Gigya
GitHub
Glam Media
Glaukos Corporation
S-1 Filed
Good Technology
Harvest Power
Hightail
Hootsuite
Hortonworks
HouseTrip
HubSpot
INRIX
Jawbone
Jumio
Kabam
Klarna
Knewton
Lending Club
Lithium Technologies
Lookout
Lynda.com
MapR Technologies
MongoDB
New Relic
Nutanix
Okta
One Kings Lane
Open English
OpenX
Optimizely
Palantir
Panzura
Pinterest
Practice Fusion
Proterra
Pure Storage
Qualtrics
Quirky
Rovio
SendGrid
ServiceMax
Shazam
Shopify
SoFi
Sonos
SoundCloud
Space Exploration Technologies
Spotify
Square
Stripe
SugarCRM
Sumo Logic
Sunrun
Supercell
SurveyMonkey
Telogis
Tenable Network Security
Tintri
Twilio
Uber
uShip
Wealthfront
Zalando
Zuora

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Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $68.5M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Goldman Sachs, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, Tenaya Capital

Acquia is a commercial open-source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open-source Drupal social publishing system. The company assists more than 3,800 organizations with their solutions for content, community and commerce.

www.acquia.com
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People

    • Thomas Erickson, CEO
      Dries Buytaert, CTO
    • Tom Wentworth, CMO

INVESTORS

  • Goldman Sachs
  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Sigma Partners
  • Tenaya Capital

 

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THESIS

Acquia announced in May that their year-over-year revenue grew by over 100% in last year. The company’s momentum continued in the first quarter of this year, as their bookings increased by roughly 50% compared to the first quarter of 2012. Additionally, the company was ranked first among software companies on Inc. Magazine’s “31st Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 500,” and named an AlwaysOn 2013 OnDemand Top 100 winner. Acquia’s customers include Stanford University, Warner Music Group and Twitter.

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $208M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Tiger Global Management, North Bridge, Greylock Partners IL, Advanced Technology Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Technology Crossover Ventures

Actifio’s copy data storage systems comprise hardware and software that enables customers to recover everything, instantly, for up to 90% less total cost of ownership with a consumer-grade user experience. The company lets users manage their data protection, availability, and management of applications typically handled by point tools that operate in silos (e.g. backup, snapshot, disaster recovery, business continuity) with a single copy data management storage system. 

www.actifio.com
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People

Ash Ashutosh, Founder & CEO
Jim Sullivan, President
John Pearce, CFO
Michael Troiano, CMO

INVESTORS

  • Advanced Technology Ventures
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Greylock Partners IL
  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Technology Crossover Ventures
  • Tiger Global Management

 

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THESIS

According to the company, Actifio is on track to become one of the fastest growing enterprise storage company from inception, primarily driven by trends in Big Data, Cloud-based IT infrastructure and virtualization. The company announced  in Q3 2012 that they achieved a 500% year-over-year growth. Actifio is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies winner.

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Last Updated: 4 months ago
Software

FOUNDED / 2003

TOTAL FUNDING / $84.5M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Bessermer Venture Partners, ONSET Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, RBC Venture Partners, Cardinal Venture Capital, Monitor Ventures, Salesforce

Adaptive Planning provides cloud-based business analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. The company's software as a service (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 Planning enables finance, sales, and other business leaders to make more collaborative decisions. 

www.adaptiveplanning.com
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People

John Herr, CEO
Robert S. Hull, Founder & President
David Pefley, CFO

INVESTORS

  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Cardinal Venture Partners
  • Monitor Ventures
  • Northwest Venture Partners
  • INSET Ventures
  • RBC Venture Partners
  • Relay Ventures
    ONSET Ventures

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

According to the company, Adaptive Planning is used by over 1,800 organizations worldwide, from mid-sized companies and nonprofits to large corporations. Customers include AAA, Boston Scientific, and Vail Resorts. The company is the fifth fastest-growing software company in Silicon Valley on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. Additionally, Adaptive Planning is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies winner.  

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Advertising

FOUNDED / 2004

TOTAL FUNDING / $58M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Institutional Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Novak Biddie Venture Partners

AddThis solutions personalize the Web with easy-to-use consumer engagement tools, APIs and services. The company was the first social sharing platform to optimize for the mobile environment and offer insights about what large scores of Internet users read and share with their friends in real-time. 

www.addthis.com
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People

Rich Harris, CEO
Andy Spillane, CPO
Matt Abrams, CTO
Mike McGowan, GC

INVESTORS

  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • Mark Jung
  • Nigel Morris
  • Novak Biddle Venture Partners
  • Revolution LLC
  • Ron Conway
  • SV Angel
  • Steve Case
  • Ted Leonsis
  • ZG Ventures

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Billions of people everyday are sharing a vast amount of photos, videos, product recommendations, and thoughts across myriad social networking sites. All this sharing produces a wealth of data that gives advertisers an opportunity to target likely customer prospects based on their social connections and interests. AddThis says it reaches 1.3 billion unique users monthly and its social tools are used by more than 14 million domains worldwide, up from 9 million in May of last year, to power social sharing, increase engagement, boost traffic and provide user insights. AddThis was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Hospitality/Travel

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $120M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Digital Sky Technologies, CrunchFund

Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. 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 29,457 cities and 192 countries.

www.airbnb.com
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People

Brian Chesky, Co-Founder & CEO
Andrew Swain, CFO
Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder & CTO
Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder & CPO

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • CrunchFund
  • Digital Sky Technologies
  • Elad Gil
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Greylock Partners
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Jeremy Stoppelman
  • Keith Rabois
  • SV Angel
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Y Combinator
  • Youniversity Ventures

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Airbnb is the market leader and pioneer in the peer-to-peer rental market of primary residences, shared accommodations and vacation homes. The company announced in June 2012 that 10 million nights of accommodations have been booked through their platform, up from 5 million just six months prior. By leveraging Airbnb’s platform and offers of additional travel services, the company will add additional upside to their valuation outlook. Airbnb was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Security

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $66.4M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / GGV Capital, Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sigma West, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital, Correlation Ventures, Intel Capital

AlienVault enables enterprises of all sizes to quickly deploy and operate cost-effective unified security solutions for better threat management and easier PCI/SOX compliance. Their vision is to provide security that is complete, simple and affordable.

www.alienvault.com
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People

Barmak Meftah, President & CEO
Dominique Karg, Co-Founder 
Julio Kasal, Co-Founder
Roger Thorton, CTO
Jim Yares, EVP of Field Operations
John Richardson, VP of Finance and Administration

 

INVESTORS

  • Adara Venture Partners
  • Correlation Ventures
    GGV Capital
    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Neotec Capital Reisgo
  • Sigma Partners
  • Teldant Group
  • Top Tier Capital
    Trident Capital

 

Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The fact that critical information is often stored in different data environments - the cloud, the data center, or on-premise - makes it difficult for companies to secure crucial data. AlienVault’s Unified Security Management platform delivers security capabilities wherever an organization's data resides. AlienVault has received many awards, including being recognized as one of the AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 2013 private companies for the second consecutive year.  With the security software market’s revenue reaching almost $20 billion last year, AlienVault is well positioned for growth. 

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Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Software

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $206M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Battery Ventures, ClearBridge Investments, Sand Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners

AppDynamics is an application performance management solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. Customers use AppDynamics to monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and scale their production applications.

www.appdynamics.com
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People

Jyoti Bansai, Founder & CEO
Ed Rowe, SVP of Engineering
Joe Sexton, President of Worldwide Field Operations

INVESTORS

  • Battery Ventures
  • ClearBridge Investments
  • Sand Capital
  • Greylock Partners
  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

 

Followed VC Firm

THESIS

There’s been a shift in how enterprises manage their software infrastructure. As more and more corporations are moving their mission-critical applications to cloud-based hosts, the application performance management (APM) software industry (where customers can track how well apps and websites are performing in real-time) is growing rapidly. AppDynamics has generated 300% year-over-year revenue growth for two consecutive years, their free services have been downloaded more than 100,000 times, and their enterprise customers have doubled in one year. With their new round of financing, the company plans to increase their presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific to increase their international revenue that currently equals 30%. AppDynamics was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 1 week ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $76.7M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS /

Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic, GGV Capital

Appirio assists large companies deciding which cloud service is best for them; builds custom apps to work with the cloud (tying together multiple cloud services etc.); moves data to the cloud, and manages the cloud services once it is set up for the business. 

www.appirio.com
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People

Chris Barbin, CEO
Mark O'Connor, CFO
Narinder Singh, CSO
Glenn Weinstein, CIO

INVESTORS

  • GGV Capital
  • General Atlantic
  • Howard A. Brown
  • Salesforce
  • Sequoia Capital

 

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THESIS

Enterprises have been steadfastly adopting various cloud services now that companies are able to scale faster at a reduced cost. According to Gartner, the cloud services market is forecasted to grow 18.5% in 2013 to a total $131 billion worldwide, up from $111 billion in 2012. Appirio was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Advertising

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $141M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Technology Crossover Ventures, Venrock, Tribeca Venture Partners

AppNexus offers an open and customizable technology platform for buyers and sellers of online advertising.  They empower companies to build, manage and optimize their entire online advertising businesses. The company’s clients include the largest ad networks and online advertisers.

www.appnexus.com
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People

Brian O'Kelly, CEO & Co-Founder
Mike Nolet, CTO & Co-Founder
Michael Rubenstein, President
Bruce Copperman, CFO
Igor Shindel, CIO

INVESTORS

  • Ben Horowitz
  • Coriolis Ventures
  • First Round Capital
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kodiak Venture Partners
  • Marc Andreessen
  • Microsoft
  • Ron Conway
  • SV Angel
  • Technology Crossover Ventures
  • Tribeca Venture Partners
  • Venrock

 

THESIS

AppNexus’ “real-time bidding platform” managed approximately $700 million of advertising dollars spent in 2012, and tripled its revenues. Every day hundreds of companies worldwide buy and sell over 13 billion ads using the company’s platform, including Microsoft Advertising Exchange, Interactive Media (Deutsche Telekom), and Collective. AppNexus is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $136M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Janus Capital, The Hillman Companies, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Shasta Ventures, T. Rowe Price Associates

Apptio is an independent provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the business of Information Technology (IT). Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT services by providing visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business, and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.

www.apptio.com
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People

Management
Sunny Gupta, Co-Founder, President & CEO
Kurt Shintaffer, Co-Founder & CFO
Paul McLachlan, Co-Founder & CTO
Chris Pick, CMO
Brett Helsel, SVP of Engineering Operations

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Greylock Partners
  • Janus Capital
  • Madrona Venture Group
  • Shasta Ventures
  • The Hillman Companies
  • T. Rowe Price Associates

  

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THESIS

According to Apptio, the company’s revenues almost doubled in 2012 with more than 126 global enterprise customers including Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Royal Bank of Scotland, St. Luke’s Health System. Apptio reaches 29 of the Fortune 100 companies, and is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Last Updated: 7 months ago
Healthcare/Biotech
S-1 Filed

FOUNDED / 2010

TOTAL FUNDING / $52.7M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Venrock, Domain Associates, Meritech Capital Partners

Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., is a molecular diagnostics company aiming to improve patient care. Their flagship product, the Harmony Prenatal Test, is a safe, highly accurate and affordable prenatal test for maternal and fetal health, which gives pregnant women and their healthcare providers information to make decisions about their health. Ariosa is using its proprietary technology to perform a directed analysis of cell-free DNA in blood. 

www.ariadx.com
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People

Ken Song, CEO
John Stuelpnagel, Executive Chairman
Arnold Oliphant, CSO

 

INVESTORS

Domain Associates
Meritech Capital Partners
Venrock

THESIS

Prenatal tests for gender determination using maternal blood have been available for a few years, but they are not FDA approved tests, compared to Ariosa Prenatal clinical diagnostic tests. Ariosa's tests use maternal DNA to identify genetic disorders of the developing child - a method that has just became generally available at the end of 2011 with the completion of clinical trials. Companies like Ariosa Diagnostics are pursuing this emerging niche market.  According to the Silicon Valley Business Times, it is estimated that the prenatal testing market is more than a $1.3 billion market opportunity. 

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Last Updated: 5 days ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $60M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners

Atlassian is a leading provider of enterprise collaboration software for product development teams to plan, build and launch products. Their products help teams of all sizes track and share everything.

www.atlassian.com
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People

Scott Farquhar, Co-Founder & CEO
Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-Founder & CEO
Jay Simons, President
Alex Estevez, CFO
Jeff Diana, Chief People Officer
Doug Burgun, Chairman of the Board

INVESTORS

Accel Partners

 

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THESIS

According to the company, more than 25,000 large and small enterprises all over the world, including Citigroup, eBay, Netflix, Coca-Cola and United Airlines, use Atlassian’s issue tracking, collaboration and software-development products. As companies begin to rely more and more on software for their competitive advantage, development teams will need to increase efficiency and speed, while maintaining a high quality, when creating new software. Additionally, Atlassian is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies winner. 

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Security

FOUNDED / 2003

TOTAL FUNDING / $121M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / 406 Ventures, Atlas Venture Advisors, Highland Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, The Blackstone Group

The Bit9 Trust-based Security Platform continuously monitors and records all activity on servers and endpoints to detect and stop cyberthreats that evade traditional security defenses. The cloud-based Bit9 Software Reputation Service combined with policy-driven application control and whitelisting provide a reliable form of security in a model that can be rapidly implemented with less maintenance than traditional tools. This combination gives organizations immediate visibility into the software running in their enterprises; real-time detection of and protection against cyberthreats; and instant forensic information for incident response.

www.bit9.com
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People

Patrick Morley, President & CEO
Gordon Pothier, CFO
Eric Schurr, CMO
Harry Sverdlove, CTO

 

INVESTORS

    • 406 Ventures
    • Atlas Venture
    • Highland Capital Partners
    • Sequoia Capital
    • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
    • The Blackstone Group

 

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THESIS

The number of attacks on U.S. government, military and commercial computer systems is growing every year; in parallel, interest in technology that enhances computer security efforts is on the rise. Bit9 has stopped the most advanced attacks, including Flame, Gauss, and the malware responsible for the RSA breach. The company has more than 1,000 customers, including U.S. government agencies and major defense, energy and financial companies. 

 

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Clean Technology

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $880M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DAG Ventures, GSV Capital

Bloom Energy’s unique on-site power generation systems utilize an innovative new fuel cell technology with roots in NASA's Mars program. Derived from a common sand-like powder, and leveraging breakthrough advances in materials science, Bloom's technology is able to produce clean, reliable, affordable power, practically anywhere, from a wide range of renewable or traditional fuels.

www.bloomenergy.com
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People

KR Sridhar, Principal Co-Founder & CEO
Bill Kurtz, CFO & CCO
Gary Convis, COO
Venkat Venkataraman, CTO & EVP of Engineering
Matt Ross, CMO
John Mufich, CIO
Bill Thayer, EVP of Sales & Services

INVESTORS

  • Advanced Equities
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Apex Venture Partners
  • Credit Suisse
  • DAG Ventures
  • GSV Capital
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Mobius Venture Capital
  • New Venture Capital
  • Mobius Venture Capital
  • Sunbridge Partners

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The market for fuel cells is expected to grow to almost $3.5B by 2017, representing a CAGR of approximately +30% from 2011. The growth of data centers and large corporate campuses that require uninterrupted, cost-effective and scalable power 24/7 has further spurred the growth of fuel cells where Bloom enjoys an early-mover advantage. Customers include eBay, Google, Coca-Cola, and Walmart among other Fortune 500 companies. Historically low natural gas prices have also increased adoption and made fuel cells more competitive with the grid.

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Mobile

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $73M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS /

Index Ventures, Telefonica, Goodrich, New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, Khosla Ventures

Boku was born out of a desire to create a frictionless payment system allowing a mobile phone number to be used as a safe and secure payment instrument. Partnered with mobile operators around the world to enable subscribers to purchase virtual goods simply using their mobile number, Boku services 66 countries through more than 240 carrier partners.

www.boku.com
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People

Mark Britto, CEO
Stuart Neal, CFO
Jon Prideaux, CBO
Adam Lee, CPO

INVESTORS

  • Ali Partovi
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Benchmark
  • DAG Ventures
  • Hadi Partovi
  • Index Ventures
  • Khosla Ventures
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Telefonica Ventures

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

There are currently over 6 billion mobile subscribers in the world, compared to 2 billion credit card users. Boku is the largest global mobile network, servicing 240 carrier partners in 68 countries, reaching nearly 4 billion consumers worldwide. With Boku Mobile Billing, customers can pay for virtual and digital goods using their phone number with no registration or bank account required, to an increasing number of merchants such as Facebook, EA, and Zynga.

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Hosting/Storage
S-1 Filed

FOUNDED / 2005

TOTAL FUNDING / $409M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Itochu Technology Ventures, Macnica, Mitsui, Telefónica Digital, Telstra, DST Global, Coatue

Since 2005, Box has helped more than 10 million customers access and share their content from anywhere in the world. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce.

www.box.com
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People

Aaron Levie, Co-Founder & CEO
Dylan Smith, Co-Founder & CFO
Dan Levin, COO
Jim Herbold, EVP of Sales

 

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Emergence Capital Partners
  • General Atlantic
    Intel Capital
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Salesforce
  • Scale Venture Partners
  • US Venture Partners
  • Itochu Technology Ventures
  • Macnica, Mitsui
  • Telefónica Digital
  • Telstra
  • DST Global
  • Coatue

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The growth of collaboration and file sharing over multiple devices in an increasingly mobile workforce has increased data-storage requirements. The cloud services market is forecasted to grow 18.5% this year to total $131 billion worldwide, up from $111 billion a year ago, according to Gartner, Inc. Box targets enterprise users, as opposed to lower-value individual consumers. Over 150,000 businesses use Box’s service, including roughly 90% of Fortune 500 companies. The company’s revenue grew more than 150% last year. Box is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
News

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $46.3M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures, Lerer Ventures, SoftBank Capital

BuzzFeed is a media company for the social age, focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. The company’s technology powers the social distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in real time with the hottest content of the moment. BuzzFeed creates ROI for their brands based on the shareability of content, which carries the brand message.

www.buzzfeed.com
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People

Jonah Peretti, Co-Founder & CEO
John Johnson, Co-Founder
Jon Steinberg, President & COO
Mark Frackt, CFO
Andy Wiedlin, CRO
Mark Wilkie, CTO
Ken Lerer, Chairman of the Board

INVESTORS

  • Founder Collective
  • Hearst Ventures
  • John Johnson
  • Kass Lazerow
  • Ken Lerer
  • Michael Lazerow
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • RRE Ventures
  • Ron Conway
  • SV Angel
  • SoftBank Capital

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

BuzzFeed announced in September 2013 that they have reached record traffic of 85 million unique visitors, which is 3x bigger than just one year ago, and so far the company has served more web pages in 2013 than the entire previous five-year history of the company. In August alone, BuzzFeed had 100 million mobile visits to BuzzFeed’s site and apps. Additionally, they mentioned that they’ve gone from zero revenue fours years ago to a profitable company with over 300 employees. As brands are shifting toward the trend of social and mobile advertising – research and consulting firm BIA/Kelsey forecasts social ad revenues will grow to $11 billion (a CAGR of 19%) and mobile ad revenues to grow to $2 billion (a CAGR of 23%) in 2017 – Buzzfeed is in a prime spot to continue their upward trajectory. BuzzFeed’s clients include Fortune 500 brands such as GE, Kraft and Coca-Cola. BuzzFeed was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Advertising

FOUNDED / 2011

TOTAL FUNDING / $21M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Sequoia Capital, TransLink Capital, SK Telecom Ventures

Chartboost is a game discovery platform and mobile ad network. The company’s platform allows game developers to reach new users through cross-promotion, make money from their games, and collaborate with other developers. 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.

www.chartboost.com
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People

Maria Alegre, Co-Founder & CEO
Sean Fannan, Co-Founder & CTO
Chung-Man Tam, CPO
Clay Kellogg, Chief Revenue Officer

INVESTORS

  • Sequoia Capital
  • TransLink Capital
  • SK Telecom Ventures
  • XG Ventures

  

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THESIS

Chartboost aims to solve the distribution and discovery problem that many developers face today. According to the company, it powers over 32,000 games (up from 12,000 games in January), reaches over 300 million unique monthly devices and drives over 12 billion game sessions per month (up from 6 billion in January). Notable clients include Kabam, King, Pocket Games and Supercell.

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Clean Technology

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $65.6M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Claremont Creek Ventures, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Clean Power Finance (CPF) connects solar professionals with institutional solar finance investors through their online business-to-business marketplace for distributed solar financing, and provides the solar industry a solar sales SaaS application. The solar industry uses CPF to access a variety of unbranded, third-party owned finance products and easy-to-use solar sales quoting and design tools. Investors and lenders use CPF to invest in distributed solar projects that provide reliable rates of return with managed risk. 

www.cleanpowerfinance.com
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People

Nat Kreamer, President & CEO
Mike Pope, CFO
Robert Prigge, CCO
Adam Marsh, Co-Founder & CTO

 

INVESTORS

  • Claremont Creek Ventures
  • Clean Pacific Ventures
    Duke Energy
  • Edison International
    Google Ventures
  • Hennessey Capital
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers  
  • Sand Hill Angels

 

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THESIS

Risk-based pricing in the solar industry has the potential to channel more money into renewable energy. Currently, CPF manages half a billion dollars of project financing on behalf of its investor partners, and has won numerous awards, including the Global Cleantech 100 (2012 and 2013), Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s 2012 New Energy Pioneer and the Cleantech Group’s 2012 Rising Star of the Year Award. CEO Nat Kreamer has been named to the San Francisco Business Times’ “Most Admired CEOs” 2013 list and recognized by the White House “Champions of Change” program in the “Veterans in Clean Energy and Climate Security” category.

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Software

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $89M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Bessemer Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Greylock Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, The Social+Capital Partnership, Toba Capital

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

www.clearslide.com
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People

Al Lieb, CEO & Co-Founder
Jim Benton, COO & Co-Founder
Mark Lambert, CFO

INVESTORS

  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Felicis Ventures
  • Greylock Partners
  • FLOODGATE

 

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THESIS

Clearslide announced in February of this year that its revenue increased by 2.5x in 2013 and its customer base doubled, which includes 1,200 salespeople at LinkedIn, Intuit, Expedia, Comcast, Rackspace and The Wall Street Journal. There are roughly three million salespeople in the US and 11 million worldwide who would be perfect clients of ClearSlide, according to the company.

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Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $301M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / T. Rowe Price, Google Ventures, MSD Capital

Cloudera offers enterprises a new data platform built on the Apache Hadoop open-source software package. Hadoop is a data-management platform that can consolidate data in a single repository for comprehensive analysis; store information inexpensively and reliably; and perform sophisticated, detailed processing and analysis of that data at very high speed. Cloudera offers its enterprise customers a family of product and services that complement the open-source Hadoop platform. 

www.cloudera.com
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People

Tom Reilly, CEO
Jim Frankola, CFO
Michael Olson, CSO
Kirk Dunn, COO
Amr Awadallah, Co-Founder & CTO
Jeff Hammerbacher, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
Michael Olson, Chairman of the Board

 

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Caterina Fake
  • Diane Greene
  • Google Ventures
  • Greylock Partners
  • Ignition Partners
  • In-Q-Tel
  • Jeff Weiner
  • Marten Mickos
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • MSD Capital
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Qi Lu
  • SV Angel
  • Youssri Helmy

 

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THESIS

Apache Hadoop-based software is one of the leading technologies in the Big Data solution space and Cloudera is the market leader in Hadoop with tens of thousands of nodes under management, as well as the top contribution of code to the Hadoop ecosystem. A recent MarketsandMarkets report, “Hadoop & Big Data Analytics Market […] – Trends, Geographical Analysis & Worldwide Market Forecasts,” estimates that the total Hadoop market is expected to reach $14 billion by 2017, with a CAGR of almost 55%. Cloudera is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $72.1

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Union Square Ventures, Greenspring Associates, New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners, Venrock

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 or install software. 

www.cloudflare.com
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People

Matthew Prince, Co-Founder & CEO
Lee Holloway, Co-Founder & Lead Engineer
Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder

 

INVESTORS

  • Greenspring Associates
    New Enterprise Associates
  • Pelion Venture Partners
  • Union Square Ventures
    Venrock

 

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THESIS

According to the company, CloudFlare is now processing 150 billion page views every month, up from 50 billion monthly views in June 2012. Last year, the company announced they had more traffic than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Instagram, and Apple combined. CloudFlare is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies winner. 

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Last Updated: 7 months ago
Hosting/Storage

FOUNDED / 2001

TOTAL FUNDING / $52.5M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners

Code 42 Software develops software and services that protects the world’s data for consumers, small businesses and the enterprise. Their products offer multi-destination, cross-platform backup onsite, offsite and online, including remote servers, other computers or hard drives.

www.code42.com
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People

Matthew Dornquast, Founder & CEO
Mitch Coopet, Founder
Brian Bispala, Founder

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Split Rock Partners

  

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THESIS

Code 42 Software manages 200 petabytes of data in the cloud and processes 100 billion files per day for customers around the world, including notable companies like Adobe, Apple, Google, LinkedIn, and NASA. According to the company, they have been profitable since their launch, with 80% of their revenue coming from business customers. As of September, they had 4,5000 business customers. Additionally, Forbes selected Code 42 Software as one of the Most Promising Companies in America in 2013.

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Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $116M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / DoCoMo Capital, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Accel Partners, WestSummit Capital

Couchbase is a provider of NoSQL database technology and the company behind the Couchbase open source project. Couchbase Server and Mobile products are designed to provide easy-to-scale access with high consistent performance, 24/7 availability, and a flexible data model for ease of development.

www.couchbase.com
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People

Bob Wiederhold, President & CEO
Sujan Jain, SVP & CFO

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Ignition Partners
  • Mayfield Fund
  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • DoCoMo Capital

 

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THESIS

IDC predicts that the market for Big Data will reach $16.1 billion in 2014, growing six times faster than the overall IT market, with software accounting for 24% of the Big Data market. According to the company, sales have increased 400% over the past years, and it has doubled its employee base, added eight offices around the world and won strategic deals at large enterprise accounts, including Beats Music, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, eBay/PayPal, Orbitz and Verizon. Couchbase was a 2014 AlwaysOn Global 100 winner.

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Advertising

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $65M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Institutional Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners, Costanoa Venture Capital, Sequel Venture Partners

Datalogix leverages purchase-based audience targeting to drive measurable online and offline sales through collecting massive amounts of offline purchase data from stores with customer loyalty programs, like grocery stores, and partners with data brokers. The company packages consumer data into anonymous profiles, and sells access to big publishers, including Google, Facebook, and Yahoo. Publishers can then use this data to increase the measurability and effectiveness of their advertising. 

www.datalogix.com
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People

Eric Roza, CEO
Tim Connor, CFO
Joseph Benjamin, CTO
Eric Kirby, CPO
Robert W. Glerkink, Chairman

INVESTORS

  • Costanoa Venture Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • Sequel Venture Partners

 

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THESIS

According to a recent report, the “IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report,” first-quarter Internet ad revenues have set a new high, at $9.6 billion. Major publishers like Google and Yahoo are becoming dependent on Datalogix’s offline purchase data because they are able to target their ads and measure whether they boost consumer spending. According to the company, Datalogix business has tripled over the last three years, and is up 50% since last year. Additionally, the company signed a flagship partnership with Facebook to build custom ad audiences to help them measure ad ROI and form more effective ad models based on that data. Datalogix is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Advertising

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $75M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Thomvest Ventures, Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures

DataXu is a provider of programmatic marketing solutions for brands and agencies. The platform offers cloud based software that leverages data science to help enterprise marketers better understand and engage consumers through the buying experience and optimally manage marketing investments for more efficient and effective customer acquisition strategies.

www.dataxu.com
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People

Mike Baker, Co-Founder, President & CEO
Willard Simmons, Co-Founder & CTO
Rich Forcier, CFO
Bruce Journey, Co-Founder & Managing Director
Sandro Catanzaro, Co-Founder & SVP of Analytics & Innovation
Gerard Keating, COO
Geoff Dodge, EVP of Sales

INVESTORS

  • Atlas Venture
  • Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Menlo Ventures
  • Thomvest Ventures

THESIS

Unprecedented market trends and rapidly evolving customer behaviors has created a need for new technologies to better understand, target and reach consumers. Forester Research estimates that online advertising spending in the U.S. reached $17 billion in last year, and is forecasted to grow to $27 billion annually by 2017. Over the last few years, marketing departments have shifted towards evaluating advertising and marketing data and analytics in-house to help keep costs down. DataXu is the only provider of a real-time multivariate decision system that “learns” how consumers engage across channels and manages media investments for optimal returns. DataXu services more than 700 global brands and agencies. DataXu is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner and was named number-one in the advertising and marketing industry and number-five overall in the 2013 Inc. 500.  

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Last Updated: 6 months ago
Software

FOUNDED / 2003

TOTAL FUNDING / $116M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, SAP Ventures, Google Ventures

DocuSign provides an electronic signature platform, empowering businesses to complete transactions online quickly. DocuSign is used to accelerate transaction times and reduce costs for customers across nearly every industry – from financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, property management and consumer goods, to higher education and others.

www.docusign.com
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People

Keith Krach, Chairman & CEO
Tom Gonser, Founder & CSO
Mike Dinsdale, CFO
Ken Moyle, Chief Legal Officer & VP of Legal & Corporate Affairs
Grant Peterson, CTO & VP of Engineering
Neil Hudspith, CRO
Matt Malden, CPO

 

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Comcast Ventures
  • Frazier Technology Ventures
  • Google Ventures
  • Ignition Partners
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • SAP Ventures
  • Salesforce
  • Scale Venture Partners
  • Second Century Ventures
  • Sigma Partners
  • WestRiver Capital

 

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THESIS

Global enterprises, business departments, individual professionals and consumers are standardizing their electronic signature forms on DocuSign, with nearly 50,000 unique new users every weekday. More than 48 million users have signed 290 million-plus documents in 188 countries and 90% of Fortune 500 companies have used the platform. DocuSign is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2011

TOTAL FUNDING / $249M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / TPG Growth, Salesforce.com, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, Viking Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, GGV Capital, Greylock Partners, IVP, Mercato Partners

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.

www.domo.com
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People

Josh James, Founder, CEO & Chairman
Daren Thayne, CTO
Chris Harrington, President

INVESTORS

  • TPG Growth
  • Salesforce.com
  • Highland Capital
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Viking Ventures
  • Dragoneer Investment Group
  • GGV Capital
  • Greylock Partners
  • Institutinal Venture Partners
  • Mercato Partners
  • Bezos Expeditions
  • SV Angel
  • Benchmark
  • Hummer Winblad Venture
  • Andreessen Horowitz

 

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THESIS

Domo announced in February that its annual growth exceeds 100% and that the company is experiencing sequential quarterly sales growth between 25% and 40%. It has signed roughly 500 customers, including Xerox, H&R Block and Control4. Domo was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Hosting/Storage

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $257M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, RIT Capital Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Valiant Capital Partners, SV Angel, Glynn Capital Management

Dropbox's founders were inspired to create a service that would let people bring all their files anywhere, with no need to email around attachments. Dropbox simplifies millions of people's lives by letting them bring their docs, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily through the cloud.

www.dropbox.com
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People

Drew Houston, Founder & CEO
Arash Ferdowsi, Founder & CTO

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Benchmark Capital
  • Glynn Capital Management
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Greylock Partners
  • Index Ventures
  • Institutional Venture Partners 
  • Pejman Nozad
  • RIT Capital Partners
  • SV Angel
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Valiant Capital Partners
  • Y Combinator

  

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THESIS

The cloud-services market is forecasted to grow 18.5% this year to total $131 billion worldwide, up from $111 billion last year, according to Gartner, Inc. Dropbox has more than 200 million users, up from 175 million in July, serves 4 million businesses and 97% of the Fortune 500, according to the company. Dropbox is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Security

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $56.3M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Paladin Capital Group, Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, TechOperators

Endgame Systems’ cyber operations platform provides real-time command and control, analytics, data visualization and knowledge discovery capabilities that support safety and security in cyberspace by revolutionizing the detection and mitigation of cyber-threats for commercial and federal clients.

www.endgame.com
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People

Nathaniel Fick, CEO
Niloofar Razi Howe, CSO
Mark Sneil, CFO
Chris Rouland, Co-Founder & Founding CEO

 

INVESTORS

  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Columbia Capital
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Paladin Capital Group
  • TechOperators

  

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THESIS

The number of attacks on U.S. government, military and commercial computer systems is growing every year. In order to be successful at cyber security operations in a changing environment, massive amounts of data must be gathered, analyzed in real-time and acted upon, which is what Endgame Systems’ technology does. In addition, Endgame Systems has been expanding in recent months, with notable additions to the team, including a former computer security officer with the Department of Defense and as the new chairman of Endgame’s board, the president and CEO of In-Q-Tel, an independent strategic investment firm supporting the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
E-Commerce

FOUNDED / 2005

TOTAL FUNDING / $91.7M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Index Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Glynn Capital Management

Etsy is the world's handmade marketplace. The eCommerce website focuses on handmade and vintage items, as well as art-and-craft supplies. The company’s vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.

www.etsy.com
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People

Chad Dickerson, CEO
Adam Freed, COO
Kellan Elliott-McCrea, CTO
Sinohe Terrero, VP of Finance

 

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Acton Capital Partners
  • Albert Wenger
  • Caterina Fake
  • Glynn Capital Management
  • Hubert Burda Media
  • Index Ventures
  • Joshua Schachter
  • Judson Ain
  • MPP Holdings
  • Manatt Venture Fund
  • Sean Meenan
  • Spencer Ain
  • Steward Butterfield
  • Union Square Ventures

  

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THESIS

The U.S. e-commerce market is a roughly $200 billion market, that is estimated to grow at a +10% CAGR through 2015. Etsy has a secure position as a specialized online marketplace with limited competition and a strong community. Through international expansion, increased number of products offered, and continued discovery through Pinterest, Etsy should rapidly grow in the foreseeable future. Etsy is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Consumer Web

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $200M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Tiger Global Management, T.Rowe Price

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. 

www.eventbrite.com
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People

Kevin Hartz, Co-Founder & CEO
Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & President
Renauld Visage, Co-Founder & CTO

 

INVESTORS

  • DAG Ventures
  • David Sacks
  • European Founders Fund
  • Jawed Karim
  • Joe Greenstein
  • Keith Rabois
  • Kevin Hartz
  • Michael Birch
  • Nir Eyal
  • Peter Jackson
  • Ron Conway
  • Ryan Gilbert
  • SV Angel
  • Saran Chari
  • Sequoia Capital
  • SofTech VC
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Tenaya Capital
  • Tiger Global Management
  • T. Rowe Price

  

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THESIS

Eventbrite is a leader among U.S. online event-planning solutions for small- and medium-sized events. The company announced that it has seen a rapid increase in number of tickets sold, and earlier this year, they had processed an excess of 100 million tickets in 180 countries worldwide, up from 50 million tickets as of February 2012. Additionally, Eventbrite noted that this translates to more than $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales since its’ founding in 2006, and one third of those were processed in the last nine months. The company hit the $1 billion in gross ticket sales millstone in June 2012. Eventbrite can leverage network effects through partnerships with other companies that offer complementary products and services to bring in additional sources of revenue. Eventbrite is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Software

FOUNDED / 2004

TOTAL FUNDING / $251M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / m8 Capital, Valian Capital Partners, T. Rowe Price

Evernote allows users to capture, organize, and find information across multiple platforms. Users can take notes, clip webpages, snap photos using their mobile phones, create to-dos, and record audio. All data is synchronized with the Evernote Web service and made available to clients on Windows, Mac, Web, and mobile devices.

www.evernote.com
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People

Phil Libin, CEO
Stepan Pachikov, Founder
Dave Engberg, CTO

 

INVESTORS

  • Alexis Ohanian
  • Allen & Company
  • CBC Capital
  • DoCoMo Capital
  • Harbor Pacific Capital
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • Morgenthaler Ventures
  • Sequoia Capital
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Troika Dialog
  • Troika Ventures
  • Valiant Capital Partners
  • m8 Capital

  

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THESIS

With the recent launch of Evernote Business, Evernote can now be used for organizing tasks at work, which should increase the company’s level of paying users, according to Evernote CEO Phil Libin. At the end of last year, the company reported it had over 45 million users overall across all platforms, up from 34 million just six months prior and revenue grew 250% in 2012.  Evernote has slowly and steadily been building up its international products to meet demand, since the international market accounts for about 70% of its customer base. Evernote is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Healthcare/Biotech

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $68.1M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Qualcomm Ventures, SAP Ventures, SoftBank Capital, Foundry Group, True Ventures

Fitbit makes a wide range of digital fitness trackers and health devices that collects data about a person's daily activity, including calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled and sleep quality. The collected data is wirelessly uploaded to a website where the wearer can see their data and track their progress toward personal goals. The website provides a motivational interface where users can share their progress, compare themselves against similar people and work toward virtual goals with their friends, family and co-workers.

www.fitbit.com
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People

James Park, CEO & Co-Founder
Eric Friedman, CTO & Co-Founder
Hans Hartmann, COO
Andy Missan, VP & General Counsel

INVESTORS

  • Qualcomm Ventures
  • SAP Ventures
  • SoftBank Capital
  • Foundry Group
  • True Ventures
  • SoftTech VC

 

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THESIS

Gartner estimates that the worldwide revenue from wearable electronic devices, apps and services for fitness and personal health is anticipated to be $1.6 billion in 2013, increasing to $5 billion by 2016. Wearables support the "quantified self" trend of people tracking their vital signs, activities, and capturing images of what they experience during the day. Fitbit's products are carried in more than 20,000 North American retail stores and sold internationally in more than 17 countries across Asia and Europe.

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Advertising
Acquired

FOUNDED / 2005

TOTAL FUNDING / $50.5M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Crosslink Capital, Menlo Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest Partners, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital

Flurry helps companies build, measure, advertise and monetize mobile applications in the app economy. The company recently announced that its comprehensive measurement and advertising platform reaches 1 billion monthly unique smartphone and tablet devices across iOS, Android and other platforms. 

www.flurry.com
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People

Simon Khalef, President & CEO
Sean Byrnes, Founder & CTO
Prashant Fuloria, CPO
Jeanne Angelo-Pardo, CFO

 

INVESTORS

  • Borealis Ventures
  • Crosslink Capital
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Draper Richards
  • First Round Capital
  • InterWest Partners
  • Menlo Ventures
  • Union Square Ventures

THESIS

It is still difficult to quantify the overall impact of the mobile revolution; however it is clear that mobile devices and apps are changing every aspect of our lives. According to Research by Online Media Daily, the global mobile app market will grow 85% to $27 billion this year. Flurry has been in the center of the mobile revolution for several years and announced earlier this year that it currently sees activity from more than 300,000 apps and 3 billion app sessions every day. This gives Flurry a broad understanding of the behavior of over a billion worldwide mobile consumers. Flurry is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 1 week ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $70M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Advance Publication, Mayfield Fund, Benchmark, DAG Ventures

Gigya's Connected Consumer Management Suite enables brands like Pepsi, Verizon and ABC to understand and connect more closely with today's mobile and socially connected consumers. Its technology helps businesses access, consolidate and manage permission-based identity and behavior data. Its tools provide clients with data, intelligence, and tools to reach consumers with relevant messaging on appropriate platforms.

www.gigya.com
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People

Patrick Salyer, CEO
Rooly Eliezerov, Co-Founder & President
Eran Kutner, Co-Founder & CTO
Paul Farmer, CFO

 

INVESTORS

  • Advance Publication
  • Benchmark Capital
  • DAG Ventures
  • First Round Capital
  • Mayfield Fund

  

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THESIS

Gigya announced in February that it processed over 800 million logins via its products across its client websites and applications in 2013 – a 72% increase over the previous year. According to the company, Gigya has processed more than 1.5 billion logins since 2009. The company also announced that it has expanded its international presence in France, Australia and Israel, as well as domestically, to meet global demand for its technology, by more than doubling its employee base from 2012 to 275 employees worldwide. Currently, Gigya works with customers in more than 45 countries globally and added major brands in 2013 such as Art.com, Japan Airlines and Tommy Hilfiger.

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Software

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $100M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Andreessen Horowitz

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.

www.github.com
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People

Chris Wanstrath, Co-Founder & CEO
PJ Hyett, Co-Founder & COO
Tom Preston-Werner, Co-Founder
Vlado Herman, CFO
Scott Chacon, CIO

 

INVESTORS

Andreessen Horowitz

  

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THESIS

Source Code Management (SCM) is a fundamental tool for programmers; however, these systems can become highly complex and difficult to manage. GitHub runs an SCM in the cloud that passed 3 millions users in January, according to the company. This is more than double the number of users a year ago, making it the world’s largest open-source community. Additionally, the platform is increasingly being used as a resource for hiring managers and recruiters to find potential employees with demonstrated capabilities.

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Last Updated: 3 months ago
Consumer Web

FOUNDED / 2003

TOTAL FUNDING / $180M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Keating Capital, Hubert Burda Media

Glam Media is a digital lifestyle-content publisher that packages brand advertising with professional digital content. The company operates across seven lifestyle verticals: Women’s Style, Home, Entertainment, Men’s Style, Wellness, Food and Parenting. Currently, the company has international offices in Germany, UK, Japan, Canada, France, South Korea and China, with multiple offices in the United States.

www.glammedia.com
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People

Samir Arora, CEO, Founder
Fernando Ruarte, EVP, CTO Co-Founder
Victor Zaud, Senior VP & Co-Founder
Jeanne Seeley, EVP & CFO

INVESTORS

  • Information Capital
  • Accel Partners
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Walden Venture Capital
  • DAG Ventures
  • Aeris Capital
  • Hubert Burda Media
  • Keating Capital
  • Mizuho Capital

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

According to comScore’s July report, Glam Media ranks number-one in lifestyle websites globally and is one of the top 10 networks of websites in the U.S., more than 244 million global monthly unique users. Additionally, Glam Media is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Healthcare/Biotech

FOUNDED / 2001

TOTAL FUNDING / $111M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Meritech Capital Partners, Domain Associated, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, InterWest Partners, Montreux Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors, Versant Ventures

Glaukos Corporation, formerly Transdx, is an ophthalmic medical device company that develops and commercializes micro-bypass stent devices for glaucoma specialists and ophthalmic surgeons. The company offers iStent, an ab interno micro-bypass implant for the treatment of glaucoma. It markets its products through a network of distributors in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 

www.glaukos.com
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People

Thomas Burns, President & CEO

 

INVESTORS

  • Domain Associates
  • Fjord Ventures
  • Frazier Healthcare Ventures
  • InterWest Partners
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • Montreux Equity Partners
  • OrbiMed Advisors
  • Versant Ventures

THESIS

Glaukos Corporation was the only medical device manufacturer selected to receive the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global award. Additionally, the company was ranked number seven on The Wall Street Journal’s 2012 “The Next Big Thing” list across all industries, but was selected as the nation’s highest-ranking health-care start-up company. According to Transparency Market Research, the global ophthalmology market was worth close to $13 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach over $10 billion by 2018. This market is driven by risen in aging population and increase in number of cases reporting eye disorders. 

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Mobile
S-1 Filed

FOUNDED / 1996

TOTAL FUNDING / $280M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Oak Investment Partners

Good Technology provides multi-platform enterprise mobility, security and management software that allows users to connect and collaborate on their devices of choice. According to the company, Good Technology's services are used by government agencies and major organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 100 as well as enterprise customers in 90-plus countries operating on over 200 carriers.

www.good.com
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People

Christy Wyatt, President & CEO
Ron Fior, CFO


INVESTORS

  • Blueprint Ventures
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • ePlanet Capital
  • GKM Newport
  • Oak Investment Partners
  • Rustic Canyon Partners

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

More and more enterprises are going mobile and the need for them to connect their mobile workforce has changed the way users and organizations address network security concerns. Good Technology’s complete mobile solution assists companies in providing a secure environment where employees can connect their devices they would like to use to the enterprise network. The global BYOD and enterprise mobility market is expected to reach over $180 billion by 2017 with a CAGR of roughly +15%, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets (“Bring-your-own-device Market, Consumerization of IT and Enterprise Mobility Market – Global Advancements, Business Models, Market Forecasts & Analysis”). Good Technology is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Clean Technology

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $197M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Generation Investment Management, Keating Capital, MVP Management GmbH, SAM Group Holding AG, TriplePoint Capital, Duff Ackerman & Goodrich, True North Venture Partners, L.P., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Harvest is creating a more sustainable future by helping communities meet the challenges at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy in the 21st century. The company diverts discarded organic materials - primarily yard trimmings and food scraps - from landfills and produce renewable energy and soil, mulch and natural fertilizer products through anaerobic digestion and composting. 

www.harvestpower.com
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People

Kathleen Ligocki, CEO
Paul Sellew, Founder
Brian Sheehan, CFO
John Eustermann, SVP & GC

INVESTORS

  • DAG Ventures
  • David Blood
  • Generation Investment Management
  • Industry Ventures
  • Keating Capital
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Munich Venture Partners
  • TriplePoint Capital
  • True North Venture Partners
  • Waste Management and Cycle Capital

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Harvest Power’s waste-to-energy approach reflects a broader movement in the United States to glean value from waste, rather than merely transporting it to municipal dumps. Harvest currently manages more than 2 million tons of organic material through 28 operating sites in the country, and has the capacity to generate nearly 65,000 megawatt-hours of heat and power, selling nearly 29 million bags of soil, mulch and fertilizer products to agricultural producers and landscapers annually. The company was named to the Cleantech 100 Top Global Cleantech Companies three times, designated “Emerging Company of the Year” by the New England Clean Energy Council, and received a KPMG award for “Top Infrastructure Project” in the world. 

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Last Updated: 3 months ago
Hosting/Storage

FOUNDED / 2004

TOTAL FUNDING / $82.7M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Western Digital Capital, Accolade Partners, Alloy Ventures, Sevin Rosen, Emergence Capital, Adams Street Partners, Sigma Partners

At first the service (then called YouSendIt) was a simple way to send large attachments that email couldn’t process. It has since grown to offer secure online file storage, sharing and management capabilities in the cloud.

www.hightail.com
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People

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO
Ranjith Kumaran, Founder

INVESTORS

Accolade Partners
Adams Street Partners
Alloy Ventures
Cambrian Ventures
Emergence Capital Partners
Sevin Rosen Funds
Sigma Partners
Western Digital 


THESIS

The growth of collaboration and file sharing over multiple devices in an increasingly mobile workforce has increased data-storage requirements. Gartner, Inc. has forecasted that the cloud services market will grow 18.5% this year to total $131 billion worldwide, up from $111 billion a year ago. According to the company, Hightail serves more than 40 million registered users in 190 countries, including professionals at 98% of the Fortune 500. Hightail is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global winner.

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Software

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $187M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Insight Venture Partners, OMERS Ventures

HootSuite is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one web-based dashboard. Hootsuite supports users in launching campaigns, identifying and growing audiences, and distributing targeted messagess. Key social network integrations include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and new Google+ Pages, plus a suite of social content apps for YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and more.

www.hootsuite.com
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People

Ryan Holes, Founder & CEO
David Tedman, Co-Founder
Dario Meli, Co-Founder
James Rumble, CFO

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Insight Venture Partners
  • OMER Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The growth of HootSuite shows how important social media has become to all types of organizations. According to the company, HootSuite has more than 7 million users all over the world from notable enterprise customers such as PepsiCo, Virgin, Sony Music, WWF, UPS and 237 of the Fortune 500 companies. Over the last year, the company has grown its staff from 180 to well over 300. In July the company announced a 300% revenue growth in Q2 of 2013 over Q1 2012.

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Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2011

TOTAL FUNDING / $148M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / BlackRock, Passport Capital, Benchmark, Dragoneer Investment Group, Tenaya Capital, Index Ventures, Yahoo Inc

Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports Apache Hadoop. It was formed by the architects, builders and operators from the original Yahoo Hadoop software engineering team. Hortonworks provide the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), an open-source data management platform based on Apache Hadoop. Additionally, the company provides a range of support options for customers and is the leading provider of expert Hadoop training. 

hortonworks.com
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People

Rob Bearden, CEO
Herb Cunitz, President
Ari Zilka, CTO

INVESTORS

  • Benchmark Capital
  • BlackRock
  • Dragonner Investment Group
    Index Ventures
  • Passport Capital
  • Tenaya Capital
    Yahoo!

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The increase in the volume of data created and the need for enterprises to capture, store and process this data has created the need for various Big Data solutions. Apache Hadoop-based software is one of the leading technologies in this space and according to a MarketsandMarkets report, “Hadoop & Big Data Analytics Market […] – Trends,” it is estimated that the total Hadoop market is expected to reach $14 billion by 2017, with a CAGR of almost 55%. Hortonworks is currently working with more than 100 customers with notable partners including Microsoft, Teradata and Rackspace, and are positioned well to ride this wave of growth to continued revenues. Hortonworks is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Hospitality/Travel

FOUNDED / 2010

TOTAL FUNDING / $59.7M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Index Ventures

HouseTrip is one of Europe’s largest holiday-rental booking websites. It makes it easy for guests and homeowners to find, book and list holiday rental properties, not just rooms, securely online. 

www.housetrip.com
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People

Arnaud Bertrand, CEO & Co-Founder
Junjun Chen, CFO & Co-Founder
George Hadjigeorgiou, CBO

 

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Balderton Capital
  • Index Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

HouseTrip is one the largest holiday rental websites in the world with the company reporting more than 220,000 listings in over 15,000 destinations worldwide, with an average of 1,000 new listings added each week. The company is particularly focused on Europe, the largest segment of the $100 billion-plus global holiday rental market. 

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Software

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $131M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Altimeter Capital, Cross Creek Capital

HubSpot is a marketing software that helps more than 8,500 companies in 56 countries attract leads and convert them into customers. Applications in the software platform include blogging and social media marketing, search engine optimization, website management, lead management, marketing analytics, landing pages, email marketing and marketing automation. HubSpot is also the developer of a website analysis tool, which combined with its predecessor, has more than 4 million users.

www.hubspot.com
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People

Brian Halligan, CEO & Founder
Dharmesh Shah, CTO & Founder
J.D. Sherman, COO
David Cancel, CPO
Mike Volpe, CMO
David Stack, CFO
Jim O'Neil, CIO
John Kelleher, GC

 

INVESTORS

  • Sequoia Capital
  • Google Ventures
  • Scale Venture Partners
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Matrix Partners
  • Altimeter Capital
  • Cross Creek Capital

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

In 2012, HubSpot experienced significant growth in customers and revenue, according to the company. HubSpot increased its number of customers by 42% and the revenue grew to $52.5 million, an 82% increase over 2011. The company was named to the AlwaysOn 2013 OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies list.

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Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2004

TOTAL FUNDING / $68.1M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital

INRIX is a leading traffic intelligence platform delivering smart data and advanced analytics to solve transportation issues worldwide. It combines real-time data from the largest traffic network in the world of nearly 100 million vehicles with technologies for personal navigation, mapping, telematics and other location-based service applications in the car, online and on mobile devices. 

www.inrix.com
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People

Bryan Mistele, President & CEO
Saul Gates, CFO

 

INVESTORS

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • August Capital
  • Bain Capital Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The road traffic data space represents a multi-billion dollar global opportunity. According to INRIX, they’re looking at geographic expansions to end up in 40 countries by the end of this year and over 50 by next year. Implementation in countries with high traffic numbers, like Brazil, China and Russia, provides a vast growth opportunity for them. Currently, more than 200 customers and industry partners worldwide choose INRIX, including Ford Motor Company, MapQuest and Microsoft. 

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Consumer Electronics

FOUNDED / 1999

TOTAL FUNDING / $310

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital

For more than a decade, Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology and audio devices. The company is the creator of the ERA and ICON Bluetooth headsets; noise-eliminating technology, JAMBOX wireless speaker and speakerphone; and Up wristband, which provide users with information on their activity and sleep. 

www.jawbone.com
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People

Honsain Rahman, Co-Founder & CEO
Alexander Asseily, Co-Founder & Chairman

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Mayfield Fund
  • Sequoia Capital

  

Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Jawbone’s first big hit was with Bluetooth earpieces and thereafter well-designed portable speakers that connects to a phone or tablet wirelessly. The $200 Jambox wireless speaker reached a 45% market share in the wireless speakers market by mid-2011. Lately, wearable health tracking technology is becoming very popular. The recent acquisition of BodyMedia, a pioneer in wearable body monitoring, will allow Jawbone to take a leading position in the market. Jawbone is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Software

FOUNDED / 2010

TOTAL FUNDING / $32M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS /

Citi Ventures

Jumio offers next-generation online and mobile credit card payments validation and ID verification products for e-tailers, financial institutions, online marketplaces and governmental agencies. Designed to increase revenue, reduce fraud, and streamline customer experiences, Jumio utilizes patent-pending computer vision technology to validate and facilitate transactions while providing unprecedented levels of consumer convenience and data security. 

www.jumio.com
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People

Daniel Mattes, CEO & Founder
Chad Starkey, CFO & GC
Thomas Kastenhofer, COO
Thomas Willomitzer, CTO
Alexey Grubauer, CIO
Marc Branch, CMO
Michael Orlando, Chief Sales Officer
Christian Schwaiger, Chief Security Officer

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Eduardo Saverin
  • Tibco Software
  • Peng T Ong
  • Citi Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Jumio is making online payments safer and easier by tackling fraud through their credit card and ID image-recognition technology. Citi Ventures’ strategic investment in the company last year gave Jumio additional creditability and access to Citi’s large network of customers with an ability to continue to test its technology.  Jumio’s customers include names like Airbnb, Sidecar, Travelocity and Western Union.

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Games

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $125M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Google Ventures, Pinnacle Ventures, Performance Equity Management, Intel Capital, SK Telecom Ventures, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures

Kabam is an interactive entertainment company that creates free-to-play games for social networks and other platforms. Kabam games combine deep, immersive gameplay found in massively multiplayer online strategy and role-playing games with the connectivity and interaction benefits of social networks.

www.kabam.com
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People

Kevin Chou, CEO
Andrew Sheppard, President of Kabam Game Studio
Steve Klei, CFO
Chris Carvalho, COO
Michael Li, Co-Founder & GM of China
Holly Liu, Co-Founder & Chief of Staff
Amit Ranade, President of Kabam Distribution
Kent Wakeford, EVP of Corporate Development & GC

INVESTORS

  • Canaan Partners
  • Google Ventures
  • Intel Capital
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Pinnacle Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The free-to-play multiplayer online games market in the United States grew by more than 70% from 2009 to 2011 and 30% from 2011 to 2012, reaching $1.45 billion in revenue, according to a  research report by Candlestick Advisors (“Kabam: Gaming Leader with Est. 2012 Revenue of $112MM). In January, Kabam announced their 2012 gross revenue was $180 million, a 70% increase from 2011. The company has been able to diversify its business and Kabam games are now available to play for free on mobile devices via the Apple Store or Google Play and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo and other platforms, indicating decreased platform-specific revenue concentration and an increased market opportunity for the company.

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
E-Commerce

FOUNDED / 2005

TOTAL FUNDING / $166M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / General Atlantic LLC, Digital Sky Technologies Ltd

Klarna (formerly Kreditor) was founded with the idea of providing a zero-friction online payment solution that would allow consumers and merchants to interact with each other as safely and simply as possible. Klarna allows consumers to receive the goods first and pay afterwards, while Klarna assumes credit and fraud risks for the merchants. 

www.klarna.com
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People

Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Co-Founder & CEO
Niklas Adalberth, Co-Founder & Deputy CEO
Linda Hoglund, CFO
David Craelius, CTO
Ohad Samet, CRO
Knut Frangsmyr, CLO
Mathius Hedlund, COO

INVESTORS

  • Sequoia Capital
  • General Atlantic
  • DST Global
  • Atomico
  • Jane Walerud
  • Investment AB Oresund
  • Digital Sky Technologies

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Klarna announced last December that they processed 50 million transactions since their founding in 2005.The company’s growth has increased, it reached 30 million transactions in December 2011 and 40 million in August 2012. Currently, Klarna’s payment solutions are integrated by more than 18,000 online shops in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands. 

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Last Updated: 7 months ago
Education

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $54M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Atomico, GSV Capital, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, FirstMark Capital, Founders Fund

Knewton is an adaptive learning technology provider with the mission of bringing personalized learning to the world. The Knewton platform and online learning tools can be adapted to each learner's individual needs, whether it's in K12, higher education, or professional development. The platform works by dividing lessons into building blocks and measuring students' performance as they learn.

knewton.com
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People

Jose Ferreira, Founder & CEO
David Liu, COO
Ryan Prichard, CTO

INVESTORS

  • Atomico
  • GSV Capital
  • Accel Partners
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • First Round Capital
  • Highland Capital
  • FirstMark Capital
  • Founders Fund
  • Pearson
  • Novak Biddle Venture Partners
  • Redpoint Ventures

 

Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Personalized learning offers teachers a way to adapt learning materials to each student. According to the company, its larger goal is to bring predictive analytics and personalized recommendations to publishers, schools, and ultimately, students around the world by building the largest repository on how people learn, according to the company. Additionally, Knewton announced in December that they had a couple of profitable months at the end of 2013, and expects to be profitable all of 2014. Knewton is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Last Updated: 7 months ago
Legal

FOUNDED / 1999

TOTAL FUNDING / $66M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners

LegalZoom provides online legal document services and legal plans to small businesses and consumers. Their goal is to provide a smart, cost-effective alternative to traditional law firms to ensure that everyone gets the legal protection they need. Although LegalZoom is not a law firm, it can help people access an attorney through its legal plans.

www.legalzoom.com
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People

John Suh, CEO
Frank Montestere, President & COO
Edward Hartman, CSO & President of Attorney Services
Fred Krupica, CFO
Sheila Tan, CMO
Tracy Terrill, CTO

INVESTORS

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Institutional Venture Partners

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

According to recent report by First Research, the US legal services industry comprises an annual revenue of $280 billion and the global legal services market is forecasted to generate about $750 billion by 2015. According to the company, LegalZoom has become a noted online legal destination for consumers and small businesses, helping over 2 million Americans become protected with binding legal documents. Last year, Fast Company named LegalZoom to its list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Finance

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $392M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / BlackRock, Sands Capital Ventures, T. Rowe Price

Lending Club operates an online lending community with no branch infrastructure. Users can borrow or lend money on a more efficient, transparent and customer-friendly alternative to the traditional banking system. Instead of getting funds from a bank, the money comes from an individual or institution that decides in which loans to invest. These investors then earn a monthly return.

www.lendingclub.com
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People

Renaud Lapianche, Founder & CEO
Scott Sanborn, COO & CMO
Carrie Dolan, CFO
Chaomel Chen, CRO
John Macllwaine, CTO
Jason Altieri, General Counsel & Compliance Officer

INVESTORS

  • DST Capital
  • Foundation Capital
  • Google Capital
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Blackrock
  • Sands Capital Ventures
  • T. Rowe price
  • Thomvest Ventures
  • Union Square Ventures
  • Canaan Partners
  • Morgenthaler Ventures
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • Gold Hill Capital
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Amidzad Partners

 

Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Until recently, the $3 trillion consumer lending market remained largely untransformed by technological innovation, according to Lending Club - most people receiving credit from traditional financial institutions and invested in traditional vehicles like stocks and bonds. Lending Club’s mission was to offer a simple, convenient and beneficial alternative to both sides. The company states it has consistently grown at more than 100% per year, over the past few years, and since its inception, it has facilitated more than $4 billion in loans, at more than $300 million in interest to investors. Additionally, Lending Club was awarded a 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50.

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Software

FOUNDED / 2001

TOTAL FUNDING / $151.6M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / New Enterprise Associates

Lithium Technologies provides SaaS-based social-networking software to enterprises, which enables brands to converse with customers, get feedback on products and attract fans. The company sells monthly subscriptions that vary in price based on the size of the deployment and number of products purchased. Lithium also offers third-party developers building social applications access to its platform and API.

www.lithium.com
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People

Rob Tarkoff, President & CEO
Mark Culhane, CFO

INVESTORS

  • New Enterprise Associates
  • SAP Ventures
  • Benchmark
  • Emergence Capital Partners
  • Shasta Ventures
  • DAG Ventures
  • Tenaya Capital

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Lithium Technologies works with more than 300 big brands, including AT&T, Best Buy, Sephora and Skype, according to the company. For the second time, it was named a “Visionary” in the April 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for the CRM Customer Engagement Center, as a leader in the “Forrest Wave: Social Depth Platform, Q3 2013,” and as a Major Player in IDC’s Innovation Management Solutions MarketScape report. Additionally, the company was a 2014 AlwaysOn Global 100 winner.

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Security

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $131M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Deutsche Telekom, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Mithril Capital Management, Qualcomm Ventures

Lookout provides smartphone security with software that protects people, businesses and networks from viruses, malware and spyware. The company also backs up personal data and can locate a lost or stolen device. 

www.lookout.com
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People

John Hering, Co-Founder & CEO
Adriel Lares, CFO
Kevin Mahaffey, Co-Founder & CTO
James Burgess, Co-Founder & CIO

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Andresseen Horowitz
  • Chris Sacca
    Deutsche Telekom
    Index Ventures
  • Khosla Ventures
    Mithril Capital Mangement
    SV Angel
    Trilogy Equity Partnership
    Qualcomm Ventures

  

Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The global Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) enterprise mobility markets are expected to reach over $180 billion by 2017 with a CAGR of roughly 15% according to a new market research report by MarketsandMarkets. According to the company, Lookout protects over 45 million smartphone and tablet users, up from 12 million as reported by the company in September 2011, and more than 50% of the Fortune 1000 companies have employees using Lookout to protect their phones. Additionally, the company announced in September a partnership with Samsung that will bring Lookout’s security to mobile devices with Samsung’s secure device offering for business (Samsung KNOX). The company was selected as a 2013 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer company and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Mobile 2012 Companies.

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Education

FOUNDED / 1995

TOTAL FUNDING / $103M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity, Meritech Capital Partners

Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps users learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, more than 2 million people have access to the lynda.com video library of 87,000 high quality instructional videos taught by more than 250 industry experts.

www.lynda.com
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People

Eric Robison, President & CEO
Bruce Heavin, Co-Founder
Lynda Weinman, Co-Founder

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Spectrum Equity
  • Meritech Capital Partners

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

According to the company, Lynda.com earned more than $100 million in revenue and has been profitable since 1997. They note that their clients include public and private K-12 institutions, 44 out of 50 top national universities, more than half of the Fortune 100 companies, 31 U.S. state governments, the military and the federal government.

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $110M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Google Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures

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.

www.mapr.com
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People

John Schroeder, CEO & FOunder
M.C. Srivas, CTO & Founder
Dan Atler, CFO

INVESTORS

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Qualcomm Ventures
  • Mayfield Fund
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Redpoint Ventures

 

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THESIS

According to MapR, more than 500 customers across multiple industries, including leading Fortune 100 and Web 20 companies, use the company - Amazon, Cisco, Google and HP are all part of the broad MapR partner ecosystem. MapR was recently announced both a 2014 AlwaysOn Global 100 and CRN Big Data 100: Big Data Infrastructure, Tools and Services winner.

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Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $73.4M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / T. Rowe Price Associates, Altimeter Capital, Salesforce, Intel Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Red Hat, Sequoia Capital

MongoDB (formerly called 10gen) is an open-source, document-oriented technology that is reshaping the market due to the popularity of its agile and scalable approach among developers and IT professionals. 10gen leads MongoDB development, supports the large and growing MongoDB community, provides commercial subscriptions and offers professional support, consulting and training services.

www.10gen.com
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People

    • Max Schireson, CEO
    • Dwight Merriman, Co-Founder and Chairman
    • Eliot Horowitz, Co-Founder & CTO
    • Sydney Carey, CFO

 

INVESTORS

  • Sequoia Capital
  • Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Union Square Ventures
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Red Hat
  • Intel Capital
  • T. Row Price Associates
  • Altimeter Capital
  • Salesforce.com

 

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THESIS

The NoSQL family of databases, particularly MongoDB, entails a new approach to databases that’s tailored to process Big Data. The worldwide NoSQL market is expected to reach more than $3B by 2018, with a CAGR of +20%. It is further estimated that the NoSQL market will generate roughly $14B in revenue over the same time period. MongoDB is the leading NoSQL database and with the company’s recent enterprise edition updates, it continues to have a strong position in the fast-growing NoSQL market. MongoDB (formerly 10gen) was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $275M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / BlackRock, Passport Capital, T. Rowe Price Associates, Wellington Management

New Relic is a software analytics company that tracks how well apps and websites are performing in real time. According to the company, more than 55,000 customers use New Relic to optimize over 118 billion metrics for 2 million applications.

www.newrelic.com
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People

Lewis Cirne, Founder & CEO
Chris Cook, President & COO
Mark Sachleben, CFO

INVESTORS

  • Benchmark Capital
  • BlackRock
  • Tenaya Capital
  • Trinity Ventures
  • T. Rowe Price Associates
  • Insight Venture Partners
  • Passport Ventures
  • Wellington Management
  • Allen & Company

  

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THESIS

There’s a shift in how enterprises manage their software infrastructure and more and more corporations are hosting their mission-critical applications in the cloud. The application performance management software industry is growing rapidly to support this shift. According to New Relic, the company posted a 130% year over year increase in the second quarter of this year, compared to the second quarter of last year, and consumer growth was reported at 120% year over year. New customers in this year’s first two quarters included BBC Worldwide, Comcast, Ford, General Electric Company and Sony. Additionally, New Relic is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $71.2M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kholsa Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures

Nutanix is a virtualization infrastructure company that provides datacenters efficient, scalable and simple infrastructure solutions. The company’s Virtual Computing Platform is a converged infrastructure solution that leverages Flash storage directly on the server to provide a shared primary storage infrastructure. 

www.nutanix.com
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People

Dheeraj Pandey, Founder & CEO

 

INVESTORS

Battery Ventures
Blumberg Capital
Goldman Sachs
Khosla Ventures
Lightspeed Venture Partners

THESIS

According to Gartner, IT organizations are moving toward data center convergence, forcing storage architects to re-evaluate traditional storage area network (SAN) protocol selections, storage processes, and best practices. Nutanix announced in May that since shipping its first Virtual Computing Platform in late 2011, the company has grown at 80% quarter-over-quarter and achieved an annualized run rate of over $80 million. 

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $79.3

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital

Okta provides on-demand identity and access management services that enable enterprises to accelerate the secure adoption of their Web-based applications/services, both in the cloud and behind the firewall. Okta integrates with existing directories and identity systems, as well as on-premise, cloud-based and mobile applications, to enable IT to securely manage access all of the time from any device. 

www.okta.com
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People

Todd McKinnon, Co-Founder & CEO
Frederic Kerrest, Co-Founder & COO
David Baker, CSO
Kara Wilson, CMO

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • FLOODGATE
    Greylock Partners
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Sequoia Capital

  

Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Secure adoption of enterprise’s Web-based applications/services is central to how work gets done. According to the company, Okta added 140 enterprise customers last years, which brings the total number to more than 300. With that, the company added 300,000 end users, totaling 500,000 users. Notable clients include Western Union, London Gatwick Airport and Clorox. Okta is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies winner. 

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
E-Commerce

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $113M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Tiger Global Management, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners

One Kings Lane is a leading eCommerce flash sales site for the home market, offering members access to designer home decor, furnishings, accessories, and gifts at a substantial discount for a limited time. The company sells both new and vintage goods presented by top designers. 

www.onekingslane.com
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People

Doug Mack, CEO
Susan Feldman, Co-Founder & Chief Merchandising Officer
Allison Pincus, Co-Founder & Chief Partnership Officer
Greg Fant, CMO
Dinesh Lathi, CFO & COO
Jean Sini, CPO & CTO

INVESTORS

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Tiger Global Management
  • Greylock Partners
  • Institutional Venture Partners

  

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THESIS

A recent CNN Money article reported the online furniture and home decor market is estimated to be a $20 billion market in the United States alone. One Kings Lane (OKL) was one of the first flash sale sites specializing in home decor, which enabled them to accrue a large member base with high repeat customers. According to the company's CEO, OKL reached $200 million in revenue last year - a 100% increase over the previous year, with mobile comprising a quarter of the company’s sales. In three years the company has grown to 4 million registered and thousands of contributing designers. One Kings Lane is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Education

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $116M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Redpoint Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures

Open English is an online school created to reinvent the English-language-learning experience. The company serves a large and rapidly growing global market, initially targeting Spanish and Portuguese speakers in the Americas. Through live instruction with native English speaking teachers and multimedia learning materials, all provided over the Internet, Open English empowers students on their customized path to English fluency in a 12-month time period.

www.openenglish.com
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People

Andres Moreno, Founder & CEO
Thomas 'Tigre' Wenrich, COO
Nicolette Moreno, Founder & CPO
Sam Peterson, CTO
Mario Cordon, CMO
Wilmer Sarmiento, Founder & VP of Technology

INVESTORS

  • Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Kaszek Ventures
  • Nexos Capital Partners
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Technology Crossover Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The language- school market is an $80 billion-plus global market opportunity according to the company. Open English recently announced that their flexible, 100%-online platform now has more than 100,000 paying students across Latin America, and this trend is expected to continue to grow.

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Advertising

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $75.5M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Mitsui Global Investment, Presidio Ventures, Samsung Ventures, SAP Ventures, Cyber Communications

OpenX provides digital and mobile advertising technology, enabling businesses to manage and maximize their ad revenue. OpenX products, including OpenX Enterprise, OpenX Market and OpenX Lift, provide a comprehensive Software-as-a-Service platform by combining ad serving, an ad exchange and a breakthrough approach to yield optimization. 

www.openx.com
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People

Ted Cadogan, CEO
Rick Gombos, CFO
Jason Fairchild, CRO
Douglas McPherson, CLO
Al Duncan, Head of Communications

 

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Index Ventures
  • Mitsui Global Investment
  • Presidio Ventures
  • Samsung Ventures
  • SAP Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

OpenX has been ranked number seven on Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” list and is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 company. The company’s products enable digital media companies to maximize their ad revenue on any digitally connected screen. According to the company, OpenX has grown rapidly by more than 100% year-over-year revenue growth in both 2011 and 2012. 

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Last Updated: 10 months ago
Software

FOUNDED / 2010

TOTAL FUNDING / $88.2M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital

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

www.optimizely.com
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People

Pete Koomen, Co-Founder & President
Dan Siroker, Co-Founder & CEO

INVESTORS

  • Bain Capital
  • Battery Ventures
  • Benchmark Capital
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Google Ventures
  • InterWest Partners
  • Felicis Ventures
  • Y Combinator

 

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THESIS

After just three years on the market (completed YCombinator in the winter of 2010), Optimizely announced it has reached a revenue run rate in the double-digit millions, and that revenue is growing by 400% per year. The company works with over 7,000 customers including GoDaddy, Footlocker and Electronic Arts, with the platform available in 10 languages customers in more than 50 countries. Additionally, Optimizely was a 2014 AlwaysOn Global 100 winner.

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Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2004

TOTAL FUNDING / $605M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / TBD

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 is founded by former PayPal executives and Stanford computer science professors. 

www.palantir.com
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People

Alexander Karp, Co-Founder & CEO
Peter Thiel, Co-Founder
Joe Lonsdale, Co-Founder
Nathan Gettings, Co-Founder
Stephen Cohen, Co-Founder 

INVESTORS

  • Founders Fund
    Glynn Capital

THESIS

Palantir Technologies platform is deployed against terrorism, fraud, human trafficking, weapons trafficking, and drug trafficking. According to the company, its technology is helping public and private sector clients to stop cyber espionage, Medicare fraud, money laundering and is helping lower the cost of pharmaceutical R&D. Palantir is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner. 

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Last Updated: 8 months ago
Hosting/Storage

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $58M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Khosla Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Matrix Ventures, Opus Capital

Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. The company’s global cloud storage solutions combine flexibility, performance and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security and cost benefits of centralized storage. 

www.panzura.com
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People

Randy Chou, Co-Founder & CEO
John Taylor, Co-Founder & CTO
Michael Morgan, CFO

INVESTORS

CTTV Investments
Chevron Technology Ventures
Khosla Ventures
Matrix Partners
Meritech Capital Partners
Opus Capital 

THESIS

According to the company, Panzura’s revenue increased by nearly 500% over the previous year. The company’s customers grew by 700%, and customers’ storage under management surpassed multiple petabytes. New customers include national healthcare service providers, hospitals, health claims processors, major cable network providers, global banks, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Panzura is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies winner. 

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Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Consumer Web

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $562M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity Investments, Firstmark Capital, Valiant Capital Partners

Pinterest is a social networking site with a "virtual pinboard" interface that connects people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests. It’s a content sharing services that allows members to “pin” images, videos and other objects to their pinboard.

www.pinterest.com
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People

Ben Silbermann, Co-Founder & CEO
Evan Sharp, Co-Founder
Paul Sciarra, Co-Founder

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • FirstMark Capital
  • Rakuten
  • Valiant Capital Management
  • Kevin Hartz
    Max Levchin
  • Jack Abraham
  • Michael Birch 
  • Ron Conway

  

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THESIS

Pinterest was the fastest website to reach 10 million unique visitors a month, according to a TechCrunch article, which happened in December 2011. This number grew to almost 50 million unique visitors last December.  comScore research shows that Pinterest generates 20% more sales conversions, with the users spending 60% more than leads that are coming from Facebook. Additionally, because Pinterest boards are interest-based and not timeline-based, “pinned” content has a longer lifecycle than timeline-based posts, making it more attractive for brands using Pinterest as a referral tool. Pinterest is building a search-like ad product with social features that is rapidly growing with engaged users and increased momentum as a referral driver to brands’ websites. Pinterest is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Healthcare/Biotech

FOUNDED / 2005

TOTAL FUNDING / $140M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, OrbiMed Advisors, Deerfield Management, ARTIS Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Goldcrest Investments, Band of Angels, Glynn Capital Management

Practice Fusion provides a free, Web-based electronic medical record (EMR) system to physicians. The company’s EMR software connects doctors, patients, labs, billers, imaging centers and life science partners. In April 2013, Practice Fusion launched its consumer-facing offering, Patient Fusion, offering consumers the combination of online appointment booking, physician quality transparency, instant access to medical records and health spending tools.

www.practicefusion.com
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People

Ryan Howard, CEO & Co-Founder 
Matthew Douglass, Co-Founder & VP of Engineering

INVESTORS

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
OrbiMed Advisors
Deerfield Management
ARTIS Ventures
Morgenthaler Ventures
Felicis Ventures
Goldcrest Investments
Band of Angels
Glynn Capital Management
Founders Fund
SV Angel
Ali Partovi
Hadi Partovi
Scott Banister 
Jed Stremel
David Wu 

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THESIS

The US healthcare sector is in the midst of a transformational shift toward coordination of care, measurement of performance and cost efficiency. Named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, Practice Fusion is positioned to enable national health reform objectives. According to the company, more than 100,000 medical professionals use Practice Fusion’s platform every month to document, prescribe, order labs, communicate with other providers and earn incentives, serving more than 75 millions patients. Additionally, the company says that with a clinical dataset four times larger than the Kaiser Permanente and Veterans Administration systems combined, Practice Fusion is developing new opportunities for big data to improve care.

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Transportation

FOUNDED / 2004

TOTAL FUNDING / $122.2M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / 88 Green, Constellation, Edison Energy, Hennesssey Capital, General Motors Corp.'s GM Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mitsui & Co, Vision Ridge Partners

Proterra designs and manufactures heavy-duty electric drive systems, energy storage systems, vehicle control systems, transit buses, and fast-charging stations. Proterra's systems are scalable to commercial buses of all sizes. Its designs have led to the EcoRide™, the world's first full-size, 10-minute charge battery-electric transit bus.

www.proterra.com
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People

Garrett Mikita, President & CEO
Jack McFarland, CFO
Marc Gottschalk, CBO & GC
Dale Hill, Founder

INVESTORS

Hennessey Capital
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
General Motors Corp.'s GM Ventures
Global Investment Partners
88 Green Ventures
Vision Ridge Partners
Mitsui Ventures
Upstate Carolina Angel Network
MK Energy and Infrastructure    

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THESIS

Transit agencies and municipalities are eager to switch to greener transit solutions for their fleets, but it’s been a constant struggle to balance budget with energy efficiency. Proterra announced a new financing solution earlier this year that when combined with the fact that diesel costs have risen 150% compared to 38% for electricity since 1999, explains the strong growth of Proterra’s transit bus. Research conducted by the American Public Transportation Association shows that public transportation in general spent $65 billion for operation of service and capital investment in 2010 and since 1995 transit ridership has grown by nearly 3 billion trips. 

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Hosting/Storage

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $475M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Wellington Management Company, T. Rowe Price Associates, Tiger Global, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures

Pure Storage, a provider of Flash Memory Arrays, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. According to the company, when compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10 times faster and 10 times more space- and power-efficient at a competitive price. The Pure Storage Flash Array is ideal for high performance workloads, including server virtualization, desktop virtualization, database and cloud computing.

www.purestorage.com
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People

Scott Dietzen, CEO
John 'Coz' Colgrove, Founder & CTO
John Hayes, Founder & Chief Architect
David Hatfield, President

INVESTORS

  • Wellington Management
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Tiger Global Mangement
  • Greylock Partners
  • Index Ventures
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Sutter Hill Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

IDC estimates that worldwide spending on enterprise storage systems in general (traditional disk & flash) will grow from $35 billion in 2012 to almost $43 billion in 2017. As the volume of data keeps growing while the prices of flash continues to decline, enterprises seek alternatives to slower disk-based storage solutions. IDC also estimates that the enterprise flash storage market will grow at a CAGR of approximately 23%, from $2 billion in 2012 to $6 billion by 2017. According to the company, Pure Storage is as of August valued at over $1 billion and since releasing its flagship Flash Array in 2012, the company has achieved over 50% consecutive quarterly growth. Accelerated global demand for Flash Array has also driven rapid expansion of Pure Storage’s international expansion. In the first half of 2013 alone, the company established basis in more than 10 countries across 3 continents. Pure Storage was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Software

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $70M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital

Qualtrics is a global provider of enterprise data collection and analysis products for market research, voice of customer, employee performance, and academic research. Through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface and award-winning services and support, Qualtrics products enable both professional and do-it-yourself researchers to conduct quantitative research at a lower cost and in less time than competing alternatives. The secure, cloud-based platform provides scalability and control required for users to access and share data within the enterprise. 

www.qualtrics.com
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People

Ryan Smith, Co-Founder & CEO
Scott Smith, Co-Founder
Jared Smith, Co-Founder

 

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Sequoia Capital

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Qualtrics reported strong business and customer momentum from 2012, with quarter-over-quarter revenue growth and over 1 billion surveys served on the Qualtrics platform. The number of customers grew to over 5,000 across all major industries in 75 countries, demonstrating the demand for real-time data and insights to drive business decisions. The company’s customers include half the Fortune 100 and 95 of the top 100 business schools.  

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
E-Commerce

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $175

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Andreessen Horowitz, General Electric, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Norwest Venture Partners, RRE Ventures

Quirky is a social product development company that connects people around the world to bring new products to life. Any of Quirky’s community members can become an inventor or influencer by submitting ideas and helping to determine which products Quirky will design, manufacture, and sell. Inventors who submit ideas that are then created and influencers who contribute to those ideas share in royalties based on product sales.

www.quirky.com
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People

Ben Kaufman, CEO & Founder
Doreen Lorenzo, President
Charles Kwalwasser, GC

 

INVESTORS

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • General Electric
    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Norwest Ventures Partners
  • RRE Ventures
  • Village Ventures
  • Contour Venture Partners
  • Lowercase Capital 
  • Arizona Bay Technology Ventures
  • Fresh Tracks Capital 

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Crowdfunding has changed many areas within the tech world. Unlike most crowdfunding platforms, which assist with fundraising, Quirky is directly involved in product development. According to Quirky, since launch, more than 400 products have been developed from a community of over 600,000 inventors that are sold through almost 200 retail partners. Quirky’s model can help companies develop products and services faster at a lower costs, while paying out increased royalties to inventors and other contributors. Quirky was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 8 months ago
Games

FOUNDED / 2003

TOTAL FUNDING / $42M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Aromico, Felicis Ventures

Rovio Entertainment, headquartered in Finland, is a leading provider of mobile entertainment and creator of the Angry Bird franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release and is now the number one paid app of all time. Angry Birds have expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, animations and licensing to become an international, well-recognized brand.

www.rovio.com
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People

Michael Hed, CEO
Herkko Soininen, CFO
Peter Vesterbacka, CMO 

INVESTORS

Accel Partners
Atomico 
Felicis Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Rovio announced its financial results for the full calendar year of 2012 in April – the company has grown to more than a billion of total Rovio game downloads as of May 2012 and total number of active monthly users, across all platforms, to 263 million in December 2012. As of April of this year, the total number of Rovio game downloads has exceeded 1.7 billion. Revenue grew by 101% to €152.2 million ($195 million), net profit rose by 57% to €55.5 million ($71 million) and EBIT margins are now at 50%. The number of employees grew from 224 to 518. Interesting to note is the fact that Rovio’s Consumer Products, i.e. non-gaming businesses, unit revenue for 2012 was more than three times the revenue of 2011 and accounted for 45% of Rovio’s total revenue. Additionally, Rovio is an AlwaysOn 2013 Global 250 Top Private Companies winner.

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $27.4M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Group, Highway 12 Ventures, SoftTechVC, Techstars, 500 Startups

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

www.sendgrid.com
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People

Jim Franklin, CEO
Chad Varra, CFO
Isaac Saldana, Co-Founder & President
Tim Jenkins, Co-Founder & CTO
Jose Lopez, Co-Founder & Web Architect

INVESTORS

  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Foundry Group
  • Highway 12 Ventures
  • SoftTech VC
  • Techstars
  • 500 Startups
  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Scott Petry
  • Tom Keller

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The volume of emails sent to customers is steadily increasing. In order to keep up, the demand for email infrastructure services are growing. According to the company, SendGrid says it currently has over 130,000 customers including Pinterest, Foursquare, Spotify, Hootsuite, Pandora and Uber, up from 60,000 a year ago. Each month SendGrid delivers more than 7 billion emails, up from 6 billion emails as of October of last year

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $122M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Adams Street Partners, Crosslink Capital, Emergence Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mayfield Fund, Meritech Capital Partners, QuestMark Partners, Salesforce, Sozo Ventures, Trinity Ventures

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.

www.servicemax.com
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People

David Yarnold, CEO
Athani Krishnaprasad, Founder & Executive Vice President
Hari Subramanian, Founder & VP of Engineering
Scott Berg, COO
Rick Gustafson, CFO

INVESTORS

  • Adams Street Partners
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • Sozo Ventures
  • Questmark Partners
  • Crosslink Capital
  • Emergence Capital Partners
  • Mayfield Fund
  • Trinity Ventures
  • Salesforce

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

According to ServiceMax, it has helped more than 300 customers, serving more than 300,000 individual users worldwide, to power their field service organizations in industries spanning oil and gas and medical devices to telecommunication and utilities. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner David Mount estimates the field service management industry is currently estimated at $15 billion, and ServiceMax can become the industry standard.” ServiceMax announced its goal to put its platform into the hands of the tens of millions of service technicians across the globe, and expects to bring in between $50 million and $100 million in revenue this year. ServiceMax was a 2014 AlwaysOn Global 100 winner.

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Music

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $72M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / América Móvil

Shazam's app helps people engage more deeply with what they're listening and watching. Shows and advertisements that include Shazam's on-air prompt connect viewers to exclusive information and special offers on their favorite products. 

www.shazam.com
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People

Rich Riley, CEO
Keith Lovell, CFO
Daniel Danker, CPO
Jason Titus, CTO
Avery Wang, Founder & Chief Scientist
David Jones, EVP of Marketing

INVESTORS

    • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
    • Institutional Venture Partners
    • DN Capital
      América Móvil

  

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THESIS

Shazam announced in April that they have more than 300 million members (up from 200 million early last year) in over 200 countries, and they are adding 2 million new users every week. The Shazam App is a top 10 app of all time on iOS in terms of installs, is used by over 60 million monthly active users, and according to the company, drives $300 million in digital sales per year through affiliate partnerships like iTunes and Amazon. According to the company, Shazam for TV is already generating double-digit millions in revenues, with their advertising also being integrated in over 250 TV ad campaigns since launch, including those for big brands such as Barclays, Pepsi, and Toyota. Shazam is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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E-Commerce

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $122M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / OMERS Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Bessemer Vemture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Georgian Partners, Felicis Ventures

Shopify is an ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create and power online stores. Features include website design (templates or a custom-designed theme), hosted online shopping cart, ability to accept payment from around the world and state-of-the-art security. 

www.shopify.com
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People

Tobias Lutke, Co-Founder & CEO
Harley Finkelstein, CFO
Cody Fauser, CTO
Daniel Weinand, Co-Founder, CDO & CCO

INVESTORS

  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • FirstMark Capital
  • Felicis Ventures
  • Georgian Partners
    Insight Venture Partners
    OMERS Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Forrester Research estimates that U.S. e-commerce will grow 13% this year, from $231 billion last year to $262 billion by the end of this year. By 2017, sales are projected to reach $370 billion, a rise from 8% to 10% of total U.S. retail sales. Shopify is set to grow with this trend, currently powers over 80,000 active online stores in 80 countries. Notable clients include: Amnesty International, General Electric, Tesla Motors, GitHub, and Evernote. Shopify is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Finance

FOUNDED / 2011

TOTAL FUNDING / $566M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Thomvest Ventures, SG VC, Discovery Capital, Wicklow Capital, Peter Thiel, DCM, Renren Inc., Baseline Ventures

SoFi (Social Finance), a peer-to-peer lender, offers student loan refinancing to highly qualified graduates. The company has streamlined the lending process with online application, mobile document upload and customer service via text, email or phone. Unlike traditional lenders, SoFi community-based model offers borrowers benefits like career coaching, entrepreneurship support and employment protection, while offering individual and institutional investors opportunities to invest in graduates and earn a compelling rate of return.

www.sofi.com
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People

Mike Cagney, Co-Founder & CEO, Chairman
Nino Fanlo, CFO & COO
Rob Lavet, General Counsel

INVESTORS

  • Thomvest Ventures
  • SG VC
  • Discovery Capital
  • Wicklow Capital
  • Peter Thiel
  • DCM
  • Renren Inc.
  • Baseline Ventures
  • Innovation Endeavors

THESIS

According to the company, as of June 2014, SoFi has issued over $650 million in loans to more than 7,000 members. To date, borrowers have repaid over $50 million in loans with zero defaults. Lend Academy reported that by being able to successfully issue a rated security, SoFi can be in a good position to continue securitizing their loan pools, at competitive rates, and in doing so, drive down their cost of capital and capture a meaningful spread for themselves and their investors.

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Consumer Electronics

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $324M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Index Ventures, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

Sonos is a developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home. The Sonos Multi-Room Music System is the first, wireless multi-room music system that lets users play music all over their homes, controlling it from the palm of their hands. Sonos also provides access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations by partnering with AUPEO, Deezer, iheartradio, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Napster®, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio®, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault, and more. 

www.sonos.com
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People

John MacFarlane, Co-Founder & CEO
Craig Shelburne, Co-Founder & GC

 

INVESTORS

  • e.ventures
  • Elevation Partners
  • Index Venture Partners
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) 

  

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THESIS

According to co-founder Tom Cullen, Sonos became the world’s second biggest speaker manufacturer by revenue last year (after Bose, and ahead of Bowers & Wilkins). According to the company, Hi-Fi is more than a $10 billion market worldwide. Sonos doesn’t announce how many users the company has; they instead refer to “rooms,” which roughly equate to speakers. The company announced they currently service 2.5 million rooms – a number that is two-and-a-half times the number of rooms they serviced by the end of 2011.

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Last Updated: 8 months ago
Music

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $123.3M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Institutional Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GGV Capital, Index Ventures, Union Square Ventures

SoundCloud is an online sound platform that enables users to upload, record, promote and share their sounds privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform. 

www.soundcloud.com
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People

Alexander Ljung, Co-Founder & CEO
Eric Wahlforss, Co-Founder & CTO

INVESTORS

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • GGV Capital
    Union Square Ventures
    Index Ventures
    Daughty Hanson Technology Ventures
    Institutional Venture Partners
  • The Chernin Group
    Union Square Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

A recent article in The Economist reported that the streaming music industry has grown by 44% in the past year, reaching 20 million people that are paying for a music service.  SoundCloud announced last December that 180 million people interact each month through the service’s website, mobile apps and embedded players. SoundCloud’s new three-tier, affordable premium subscription models attract many cash-strapped bands. The company’s recent announcements of changes to their freemium models and the possibility of adding advertisers all indicate future revenue growth for the platform. SoundCloud is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 6 months ago
Transportation

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $230M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Rothenberg Ventures

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) designs, manufactures, and launches rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded with the mission 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

www.spacex.com
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People

Elon Musk, CEO & Chief Designer
Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO
Bret Johnsen, CFO
Ken Venner, CIO

 

INVESTORS

  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Rothenburg Ventures
  • Musket Research Associates
  • Founders Fund
  • Scott Baninser
  • Elon Musk

THESIS

According to the company, SpaceX is the world’s fastest-growing provider of launch services.

SpaceX is profitable and cash flow positive with nearly 50 launches on its manifest, representing about $4 billion in contracts. This includes commercial satellite launches as well as NASA missions. Lowering launch costs would vastly increase the size and potential of the space industry. SpaceX designs have the potential to revolutionize access to space by greatly reducing costs.

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Music

FOUNDED / 2006

TOTAL FUNDING / $288M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Goldman Sachs

Spotify is an online music service offering users the ability to stream more than 20 million tracks on demand. Spotify offers a premium monthly subscription service and a version, which is free for consumers to use and supported by advertising. 

www.spotify.com
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People

Daniel Ek, Co-Founder & CEO
Martin Lorentzon, Co-Founder

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Creandum
  • Digital Sky Technologies
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Founders Fund
  • Sean Parker
  • Wellington Partners
  • Li Ka-Shing
  • Horizons Ventures

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

A recent article in The Economist reported the streaming music industry has grown by 44% in the past year, reaching 20 million people that are paying for a music service.  Spotify announced in March that they surpassed 24 million active users in 20 countries, and more than doubled the number of active users since last year. According to CNET, the company added 1 million new paying subscribers in this year’s first quarter, brings its worldwide number of paying customers to 6 million - a “conversion ratio” of 25%. Since launching in 2008, Spotify has paid out more than $500 million to the music rights holders and it expects to pay out another $500 million in 2013 alone. According to the company, Spotify pays out approximately 70% of the revenue to the right holders. Spotify is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 6 months ago
Mobile

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $341M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Rizvi Traverse Management, Citi Ventures, Starbucks Corporation

Square is a service that enables anyone to accept credit cards anywhere with their free credit card reader that plugs into a phone or iPad. No additional equipment other than a smartphone or tablet is needed, nor are any contracts, monthly fees or merchant account required. Its Register app for iPad helps companies replace their cash registers and its Pay with Square app makes it possible for consumers to pay at Square merchants without pulling their wallets (or phones) out of their pockets. 

www.squareup.com
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People

Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder & CEO
Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder
Tristan O'Tierney, Co-Founder
Sarah Friar, CFO
Bob Lee, CTO

 

INVESTORS

  • Citi Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Rizvi Traverse Management
    Richard Branson
    Tiger Technology Global Management
  • Visa
    Khosla Ventures
    First Round Capital
  • Ron Conway

  

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THESIS

Square has a strong management team with seasoned entrepreneurs like Jack Dorsey (CEO & co-founder of Square) and chairman and co-founder of Twitter. In May, Square announced that the company has launched in Japan and that they process over $15 billion in annualized payments, up from the $10 billion reported in November of last year. Over 4 million businesses and individuals accept credit cards with Square in North America. Square is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Finance

FOUNDED / 2010

TOTAL FUNDING / $120M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Sequia Capital, Allen & Co

Stripe is a simple, developer-friendly way to accept payments online. Stripe can be set up instantly and integrated into any website or mobile app. Stripe is used by thousands of businesses of every size—from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies

www.stripe.com
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People

Patrick Collison, Co-Founder & CEO
John Collison, Co-Founder

INVESTORS

  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Founders Fund
    Khosla Ventures
    SV Angel
    Allen & Co
  • Peter Thiel
  • Chris Dixon
  • Elad Gil 
  • Aaron Levia

  

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THESIS

The ease with which a business can fully integrate a checkout system on their site or mobile app and start receiving payments explains Stripe’s growth. The company powers commerce for thousands of sites across the Web including 10gen, Business Insider, Hipmunk, Shopify and SideCar. Stripe is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2004

TOTAL FUNDING / $120M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Goldman Sachs

SugarCRM is a customer relationship management software company that delivers an integrated solution that empowers users who interact with customers to better understand and engage their customer, so every connection drives value. SugarCRM’s open Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform delivers the agility, flexibility, and security required to equip each customer-facing professional with the information and tools they need to deliver a consistent, superior customer experience across the organization

www.sugarcrm.com
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People

Larry Augustin, CEO
Andrew Chmyz, CFO
Clint Oram, Co-Founder & CTO
Lila Tretikov, CPO

 

INVESTORS

  • Goldman Sachs
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Gold Hill Capital
    Draper Fisher Jurvetson
    Walden Venture Capital 

  

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THESIS

SugarCRM announced in August that sales rose 30% in the second quarter from the same period a year earlier and that the company added 600 new customers in this quarter, bringing the total to over 6,500 commercial clients. CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and Customer Interaction Solutions have recognized the company for its customer success and product innovation. Additionally, SugarCRM was a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

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Analytics/Big Data

FOUNDED / 2010

TOTAL FUNDING / $45M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures

Sumo Logic is a log management and analytics company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. Sumo Logic helps enterprise IT professionals search, analyze, monitor, and visualize big data in real time, enabling application and infrastructure troubleshooting within data center, cloud and hybrid environments. 

www.sumologic.com
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People

Vance Loiselle, President & CEO
Kumar Saurabh, Co-Founder & VP of Engineering
Christian Beedgen, Co-Founder & CTO
Sanjay Sarathy, CMO

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners
  • Greylock Partners
  • Sutter Hill Ventures
  • Shlomo Kramer 

  

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THESIS

Tracking and understanding all of the events generated by computers as they run a company’s technology infrastructure or website has been an expensive and time-consuming process.  A Gartner survey of 1,000 enterprises globally found that 47% said data growth was among their top three challenges. A Gartner research director said that data capacity at large enterprises is growing on average 40-60% a year. Sumo Logic’s notable clients include Netflix, Orange and Okta. Sumo Logic is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies winner.  

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Clean Technology

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $145M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Madrone Capital Partners

Sunrun’s goal is to make solar easy and affordable by offering solar power as a service, also known as Sunrun Solar Service. The company owns, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner’s roof, while families pay a low rate for clean energy and fix their electric costs for 20 years. Companies like Sunrun have pioneered the concept of solar leasing programs, allowing homeowners to go solar without the high upfront costs ($30,000-$50,000 depending on the size of the system), driving the growth in adoption of solar power systems in the residential segment.

www.sunrunhome.com
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People

Edward Fenster, Co-CEO
Lynn Jurich, Co-CEO
Anne Brennan, CFO
Tom Holland, COO

 

INVESTORS

  • Sequoia Capital
  • Accel Partners
  • Foundation Capital
  • Madrone Capital Partners

  

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THESIS

According to Sunrun, the company has grown from about 2,000 customers in 2009 to more than 20,000 by the end of last year. The company’s long-term agreements (20-year leasing contracts) with customers result in a highly predictable and visible revenue stream for the company. The company announced in June that they secured financing to support the purchase and installation of more than $630 million in residential solar projects across the U.S. Sunrun-driven capital now supports the purchase of more than $2 billion in solar facilities. The commitment from one of the nation’s leading renewable energy investors (JP Morgan) highlights the strength in Sunrun’s business model and their growth potential in the ever-expanding residential solar industry. 

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Games

FOUNDED / 2010

TOTAL FUNDING / $272M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / SoftBank & GungHo

Supercell is a rapidly growing mobile game company from Finland focused on delivering highly entertaining titles with a table-first approach. The company began developing games for tablets in 2011 and has since released two titles via Apple’s App Store - a tower defense game called Clash of Clans and a social-farming game called Hay Day

www.supercell.net
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People

Ilkka Paananen, Co-Founder & CEO
Mikko Kodisoja, Co-Founder & Creative Director
Niko Derome, Co-Founder & Server Architect
Visa Forsten, Co-Founder & Lead Programmer
Lassi Leppinen, Co-Founder & Product Lead
Petri Styrman, Co-Founder & Lead Artist 

INVESTORS

  • Index Ventures
  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • Atomico
  • Accel Partners
  • London Venture Partners
  • Initial Capital
  • Lifeline Ventures
  • Cerval Investments
    SoftBank
    GungHo

  

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THESIS

Since their release last summer, both Clash of Clans and Hay Day have been among the top five grossing apps on the App Store, leading to Supercell’s strong financial performance, generating $100 million in revenue last year, according to the company. Their momentum has continued to accelerate, with a Q1 revenue of $179 million and net income of $104 million, which already exceeds the total for last year. Supercell has 8.5 million daily players, with each player playing an average of 10 times and spending collectively $2.4 million per day. 

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Last Updated: 3 months ago
Software

FOUNDED / 1999

TOTAL FUNDING / $900M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Google Capital, Laurel Crown Partners, Iconiq Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, Tiger Global Management

SurveyMonkey is a Web-based survey company that’s used to gauge opinions ranging from customer satisfaction and employee performance reviews, to course evaluations and research of all types.

www.surveymonkey.com
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People

David Goldberg, CEO
Selina Tobaccowala, President & CTO
Tim Maly, COO & CFO
Ryan Finley, Founder

INVESTORS

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • SunTrust
  • Robinson Humphreys
  • Bain Capital
  • Spectrum Equity
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Google Capital
  • Laurel Crown Partners
  • Iconiq Capital
  • The Social+Capital Partnership
  • Tiger Global Management

THESIS

According to the company, SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading only survey platform, with more than 2 million survey responses every day. Customers include 99% of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, organizations and neighborhood soccer leagues everywhere. Additionally, the company was a 2014 AlwaysOn Global 100 winner.

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Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2001

TOTAL FUNDING / $93M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Telogis provides a comprehensive cloud-based location intelligence platform for companies that require dynamic routing, real-time work order management, navigation, telematics and mobile integration services for their mobile workforces in industries such as delivery, fleet leasing, government and heavy equipment.

telogis.com
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People

David Cozzens, CEO
Ralph Mason, CTO & Co-Founder
Jason Koch, President, Telogis Fleet, Co-founder
Ted Serentelos, COO
Kyle Messman, CFO

INVESTORS

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

 

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THESIS

According to the company, location-based products and services designed specifically for enterprises and organizations with substantial numbers of mobile workers and vehicles is a large and rapidly growing multi-billion dollar market. Telogis products and services are currently used and distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company has been ranked on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 for six consecutive years.

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Security

FOUNDED / 2002

TOTAL FUNDING / $50M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Accel Partners

Tenable Network Security has developed a cybersecurity technology that secures and protects any device from threats on the Internet - malicious software, hackers, viruses and more. Along with its vulnerability scanner, Tenable Network Security’s platform is the first to provide real-time detection and notifications of vulnerabilities within networks often vulnerable to exploitation by hackers. 

www.tenable.com
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People

Ron Gula, Co-Founder, CEO & CTO
Jack Huffard, Co-Founder & COO
Renaud Deraison, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer
Marcus J. Ranum, CSO

 

INVESTORS

  • Accel Partners

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

The cybersecurity market is expected to witness robust growth from now until 2023, with network security to account for the largest market share with an expected CAGR of 4.3% for 2023, according to the recent report, “The Global Cybersecurity Market 2013-2023.” Tenable Network Security can only grow with the industry - it is relied on by more than 17,000 organizations with 10 millions downloads to date, including the U.S. Department of Defense and many of the largest enterprises, governments, and military entities around the world to provide top-tier vulnerability management for critical systems and information. 

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING / $135M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Insight Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, New Enterprise Associates

Tintri is a producer of storage appliances for the virtual machine market. Designed from the ground-up for flash and virtualization, Tintri's virtual machine storage delivers flash performance at disk prices. According to Tintri, the company platform is the only application-aware storage platform that is adaptive and self-learning to the needs of the virtualized applications it supports.

www.tintri.com
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People

Ken Klein, CEO & Chairman
Kieran Harty, CTO & Co-Founder
Ian Halifax, CTO
Mark Gritter, Architect & Co-Founder

INVESTORS

  • Insight Venture Partners
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Menlo Ventures
  • New Enterprise Associates

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Virtualization has transitioned into a mainstream technology in today's datacenters and is widely used to increase hardware utilization as well as lower server operational costs. According to IDC, this market will continue to grow over the next few years, driven in part by the consumerization of IT and the continued explosion of the mobile device market. Tintri announced in January of 2014 that the company more than doubled its enterprise customer base worldwide in the previous year, reaching 100,000 virtual machines in full production at hundreds of global enterprises. Additionally, close to 70% of Tintri's customers made repeat purchases. Sales grew 115% year-over-year.

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Last Updated: 5 months ago
Enterprise Software

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $104M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Redpoint Ventures

Twilio, a cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, Web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure Web service in the cloud, allowing Web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP voice communications into their Web, mobile and traditional phone applications.

www.twilio.com
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People

Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO
Evan Cooke, Co-Founder & CTO
John Wolthuis, Co-Founder & Lead Engineer
Lee Kirkpatrick, CFO
Lynda Smith, CMO

 

INVESTORS

  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Union Square Ventures
  • 500 Startups
  • SV Angel
  • Founders Fund
  • Lowercase Capital
  • David Cohen
  • Mitch Kapor
  • Manu Kumar
  • Chris Sacca

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Twilio’s communications API platform and business model allows companies to eliminate large upfront investments in hardware with pay-as-you-go pricing, allowing developers to build the solutions they want with standard programming languages, which can scale to meet increased volume requirements. Twilio is riding a trend of mobile messaging, as companies such as car-hire app Uber Technologies and traditional store Home Depot use its service to reach customers over wireless devices. According to the company, Twilio has expanded into more than 40 countries and doubled sales in each of the past three years.

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Transportation

FOUNDED / 2009

TOTAL FUNDING / $307M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Google Ventures, TPG Growth

Uber, a technology startup, is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology, car transportation and logistics. The company makes a mobile application that connects passengers with drivers of a variety of different classes of vehicles for hire. Rides can be requested at any time using the iPhone and Android apps. 

www.uber.com
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People

Travis Kalanick, Co-Founder & CEO
Garrett Camp, Co-Founder & Chairman

INVESTORS

  • Google Ventures
    TPG Growth
    Benchmark Capital
  • CrunchFund
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Menlo Ventures
  • Jezz Bezos
  • First Round Capital
  • Lowercase Capital
  • Founder Collective
  • David Cohen
  • Mitch Kapor
  • Naval Ravikant
  • Shawn Fanning
  • Jason Calacanis
  • Mike Walsh 
  • Oren Michels
  • Josh Spear

  

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Uber is now operating in 40 cities in the U.S. and abroad, and works with thousands of drivers. According to the company, their revenue is growing 18% each month and the company now has more than 320 employees. Uber is currently testing same-day delivery services. Uber is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.  

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Transportation

FOUNDED / 2003

TOTAL FUNDING / $41.3M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

uShip is the world’s largest transportation marketplace, primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction-style bids from 300,000 customer-reviewed transportation service providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers.

www.uship.com
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People

Matt Chasen, CEO & Founder

INVESTORS

  • Dag Ventures
    Benchmark Capital
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

  

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THESIS

Commercial freight is trending toward complete automation and greater efficiency. Through further development of uShip’s mobile applications and platform, business shippers and freight builders can also build their own carrier networks, as well as efficiently manage and automate their shipping operations. uShip has been expanding its global footprint to 18 countries and regions on five continents and according to the company, it plans to expand its marketing and development efforts in Latin America and Europe. 

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Last Updated: 9 months ago
Finance

FOUNDED / 2011

TOTAL FUNDING / $100M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / SK Ventures, Greylock Partners, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership

Wealthfront is an automated investment service that serves as an alternative to traditional financial advisory services. The company manages a diversified, continually rebalanced portfolio of index funds on their clients’ behalf at a low cost, which is accessible anytime and anywhere - desktop, tablet or phone.

www.wealthfront.com
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People

Adam Nash, President & CEO
Daniel Carroll, Founder & CSO
Andy Rachleff, Executive Chairman
Rick Foreman, CFO & VP Business Operations
David Fortunato, CTO

INVESTORS

  • Greylock Partners
  • Index Ventures
  • The Social+Capital Partnership
  • DAG Ventures
  • SK Ventures
  • Ben Horowitz
  • Marc Andreessen
  • Ribbit Capital

 

 Followed VC Firm

THESIS

Wealthfront announced in June 2014 that it manages more than $1 billion in assets – less than two and a half years since launch. (As a comparison, the company says it took Charles Schwab six years to reach its first $1 billion in assets.) According to Wealthfront, there are over 90 million millennials in the United States with an aggregate net worth of more than $2 trillion, which is expected to grow to $7 trillion by 2018. CNBC reported that Wealthfront has become a “go-to financial investment firm” for this demographic, with employees from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using the service. Additionally, Wealthfront was awarded a 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50.

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E-Commerce

FOUNDED / 2008

TOTAL FUNDING /

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan

Zalando is an online retailer for shoes and fashion in Europe. The company carries over 150,000 products for women, men and children, ranging from popular street brands to designer labels from more than 1,500 different international brands. Zalando launched initially in the German market and is now active in 14 countries.

www.zalando.de
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People

Robert Gentz, Co-Founder & CEO
David Schneider, Co-Founder
Rubin Ritter, Co-Founder

INVESTORS

  • Investment AB Kinnevik
  • European Founders Fund
  • Holtzbrinck
  • Anders Holch Povisen
  • Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan

THESIS

Online retail sales in Europe are expected to grow to 188 billion euros ($259.53 billion) in 2013, and double by 2018, with Germany, Britain and France remaining the biggest markets, according to market research firm Mintel. At the end of October 2013, Zalando reported that it further strengthened its market position in both Germany as well as other European countries - during the first half of 2013, it increased its net sales by 70 percent to 809 million EUR, in comparison to the first half year of 2012. The company also reported earlier this year that sales grew at a rate of 125 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, reaching 1.15 billion euros in net sales for the full year of 2012.

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Finance

FOUNDED / 2007

TOTAL FUNDING / $132.5M

LATEST FUNDING ROUND INVESTORS / Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Next World Capital, Northgate Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Vulcan Capital, Dave Duffield, Marc Benioff

Zuora provides Relationship Business Management (RBM) solutions. The company delivers the subscription commerce, billing and finance capabilities that have become the industry standard to help companies transition to the Subscription Economy. Enterprises and emerging companies use Zuora's multi-tenant cloud solution to streamline key processes, provide visibility into the metrics that matter most and serve as the financial engine of the business. 

www.zuora.com
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People

Tien Tzuo, Founder & CEO
Cheng Zou, Founder & CTO
Tyler Sloat, CFO
Brian Bell, CMO

 

INVESTORS

  • Benchmark Capital
  • Shasta Ventures
  • Index Ventures
  • Greylock Partners
  • Redpoint Ventures
  • Tenaya Capital
  • Northgate Capital
    Next World Capital
  • Dave Duffield
    Marc Benioff


  

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THESIS

The growth of the subscription-based business model has created a transformation across multiple multi-billion dollar industries. Companies are looking beyond traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to applications that cover a broad set of commerce, billing and finance capabilities. Zuora announced in September that the company has increased subscription revenue by approximately 90% year over year and grew its customer base by 55% in the last 18 months. According to the company, Zuora has signed up a host of businesses across multiple industries, including top names such as Dell, Google Wildfire, Joyent, Okta and Zendesk. Additionally, Zuora is a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner

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Total Funding
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Total Funding
$140M
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Total Funding
$475M
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$70M
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Total Funding
$175
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Total Funding
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Industry
Enterprise Software
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Total Funding
$27.4M
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Enterprise Software
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Total Funding
$122M
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Industry
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Founded
2002
Total Funding
$72M
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Industry
E-Commerce
Founded
2006
Total Funding
$122M
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Industry
Finance
Founded
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Total Funding
$566M
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Industry
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Founded
2002
Total Funding
$324M
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Industry
Music
Founded
2008
Total Funding
$123.3M
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Industry
Transportation
Founded
2002
Total Funding
$230M
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Industry
Music
Founded
2006
Total Funding
$288M
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Industry
Mobile
Founded
2009
Total Funding
$341M
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Industry
Finance
Founded
2010
Total Funding
$120M
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Industry
Enterprise Software
Founded
2004
Total Funding
$120M
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Industry
Analytics/Big Data
Founded
2010
Total Funding
$45M
Sunrun
Sunrun’s goal is to make solar easy and affordable by offering solar power as a service, also known as Sunrun Solar Service. The company owns, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner’s roof, while families pay a low rate for cl...
Industry
Clean Technology
Founded
2007
Total Funding
$145M
Supercell
Supercell is a rapidly growing mobile game company from Finland focused on delivering highly entertaining titles with a table-first approach. The company began developing games for tablets in 2011 and has since released two titles via Apple’s App Store...
Industry
Games
Founded
2010
Total Funding
$272M
SurveyMonkey
SurveyMonkey is a Web-based survey company that’s used to gauge opinions ranging from customer satisfaction and employee performance reviews, to course evaluations and research of all types.
Industry
Software
Founded
1999
Total Funding
$900M
Telogis
Telogis provides a comprehensive cloud-based location intelligence platform for companies that require dynamic routing, real-time work order management, navigation, telematics and mobile integration services for their mobile workforces in industries such...
Industry
Enterprise Software
Founded
2001
Total Funding
$93M
Tenable Network Security
Tenable Network Security has developed a cybersecurity technology that secures and protects any device from threats on the Internet - malicious software, hackers, viruses and more. Along with its vulnerability scanner, Tenable Network Security’s platfor...
Industry
Security
Founded
2002
Total Funding
$50M
Tintri
Tintri is a producer of storage appliances for the virtual machine market. Designed from the ground-up for flash and virtualization, Tintri's virtual machine storage delivers flash performance at disk prices. According to Tintri, the company platform is t...
Industry
Enterprise Software
Founded
2008
Total Funding
$135M
Twilio
Twilio, a cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, Web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure Web service in the cloud, allowing Web developers to integrate phone c...
Industry
Enterprise Software
Founded
2007
Total Funding
$104M
Uber
Uber, a technology startup, is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology, car transportation and logistics. The company makes a mobile application that connects passengers with drivers of a variety of different classes of vehicles for hire. Ride...
Industry
Transportation
Founded
2009
Total Funding
$307M
uShip
uShip is the world’s largest transportation marketplace, primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction-style bids from 3...
Industry
Transportation
Founded
2003
Total Funding
$41.3M
Wealthfront
Wealthfront is an automated investment service that serves as an alternative to traditional financial advisory services. The company manages a diversified, continually rebalanced portfolio of index funds on their clients’ behalf at a low cost, which is...
Industry
Finance
Founded
2011
Total Funding
$100M
Zalando
Zalando is an online retailer for shoes and fashion in Europe. The company carries over 150,000 products for women, men and children, ranging from popular street brands to designer labels from more than 1,500 different international brands. Zalando launch...
Industry
E-Commerce
Founded
2008
Total Funding
Zuora
Zuora provides Relationship Business Management (RBM) solutions. The company delivers the subscription commerce, billing and finance capabilities that have become the industry standard to help companies transition to the Subscription Economy. Enterprises...
Industry
Finance
Founded
2007
Total Funding
$132.5M