Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in over 300 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.
DocuSign is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 100,000 companies and more than 50 million users in 188 countries to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere and on any device. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution.
In December 2015, Clean Power Finance (CPF) and Kilowatt Financial (KWF) merged to create Spruce Finance Inc. The newly formed Spruce Finance combines KWF’s credit analysis expertise with CPF’s financing platform. Spruce provides financing for homeowners seeking to upgrade into energy efficient homes through solar power and water conservation upgrades.
Social Finance (SoFi), a leader in marketplace lending and the largest provider of student loan refinancing, offers student loan refinancing, mortgages, mortgage refinancing, and personal loans. The company has streamlined the lending process with online application, mobile document upload and customers service via text, email or phone. Unlike traditional lenders, SoFi’s community-based model offers borrowers benefits including career coaching, entrepreneurship support and unemployment protection.
According to the company, OpenX provides one of the largest, most efficient and highest quality programmatic ad exchanges, supply-side platform powered by its Demand Fusion technology that merges network and real-time bidding, as well as a comprehensive ad server.
Spotify is a online music service offering providing digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label and direct searches. It also enables individuals to create, share, and edit playlists with other users. Social media integration is a popular feature that enables users to connect their Spotify accounts to their Facebook and Twitter profiles. This enables them to access their friends’ favorite music and playlists and share their choices with others as well. Spotify is available on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. The company offers a premium monthly subscription service and a version which is free for consumers to use and supported by advertising.
Founded in 2005, RockYou is a media company that extends the life of popular free-to-play game titles and offers an in-game video ad platform for marketers. Its game network includes dozens of titles across multiple genres for Facebook, the web and mobile.
PubMatic is the marketing automation software platform company that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of premium publishers. Through workflow automation, real time analytics and yield management, PubMatic enables publishers to make smarter, faster decisions that drive revenue and streamline operations. The company’s software solution provides a global roster of comScore publishers with a single view into their advertiser relationships across multiple screens, channels and formats.
SoundHound enables humans to interact with things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking to mobile phones, cars, TVs, coffee machines, and every other part of the “connected world”. The company’s Hound app gives users fast and deep results, whether the user is looking up the weather, placing a phone call, finding a hotel that matches detailed criteria, or navigating to an address. Through the Houndify platform, the company empowers developers to build voice-enabled apps, services and devices. Lastly, the SoundHound app applies the company’s technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them.
Chartboost is a game discovery platform and mobile ad network. The company’s platform allows game developers to collaborate with other developers and reach new users through cross-promotion. Through enabling developers and publishers to promote games within their own networks, the company has created alternatives to traditional and often expensive mobile advertising for gaming companies.
Optimizely is a global Web optimization platform that provides A/B and multivariate testing for individuals with and without technical expertise. The platform empowers organizations to conceive and run experiments that help them make better data-driven decisions. A/B testing is a simple way to test changes to a website page against the current design and determine which ones produce positive results.
Metabiota develops systems to identify, analyze, and investigate health threats. By leveraging health, science and data analytics, Metabiota helps governments, international organizations, and industry players gain actionable insights into human and animal health by quantifying risks and helping to manage the pharmaceutical supply chain.
INRIX is a leading traffic intelligence platform delivering smart data and advanced analytics to solve transportation issues worldwide. INRIX crowd sources real-time data from approximately 100 million vehicles and devices to deliver traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services, across five industries in 40 countries. According to the company, INRIX has 200 customers and partners including Audi, ADAC, ANWB, BMW, the BBC, Ford Motor Company, the I-95 Coalition, MapQuest, Microsoft, NAVIGON, Telmap, TomTom, Toyota and Vodafone.
Code42 is a leader in endpoint data protection and security. The company’s best known application is CrashPlan, an enterprise SaaS solution that backs up all distributed end-user data on a single, secure platform. Through continuous, automatic collection via a lightweight agent on the device, CrashPlan protects every file on Apple OS X, Windows and Linux laptops and desktops. The company’s platform enables IT, security and business teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss, no matter the cause. Customers can choose from managed private, public or hybrid clouds.
ZocDoc was founded with a mission of improving access to healthcare. It is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance, see their real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment via ZocDoc.com or ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone or Android. By revealing the 'hidden supply' of appointments, the typical ZocDoc patient sees a doctor in under 24 hours. The company’s most recent product, ZocDoc Check-In, allows patients to fill out their paperwork online in advance of their appointment, and a Spanish-language version called ZocDoc en Español is also available.
Lookout builds security software that protects people, businesses and networks from mobile threats. The company secures the mobile experience through Lookout Mobile Security, a consumer app, and its business product, which offers advanced cloud-based security.
Companies of all sizes are recognizing that their old antivirus software and firewall technologies are outdated and they need to invest in new technology to protect company assets. AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) provides a comprehensive yet affordable security solution for small and medium businesses. AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange (OTX) provides access to a global community of threat researchers and professionals.
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 4,000 organizations with their solutions for content, community and commerce.
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.
AppNexus provides trading solutions and powers marketplaces for Internet advertising. The company’s open and unified programmatic platform allows customers to more effectively buy and sell media, and empowers companies to build, manage and optimize their entire online advertising businesses.
Zuora, the leading Subscription Economy® evangelist, provides the only SaaS platform that automates all subscription order-to-cash operations in real-time for any business. Companies in any industry can launch new businesses, shift products to subscription, implement new pay-as-you-go pricing and packaging models, gain new insights into subscriber behavior, and disrupt market segments to gain competitive advantage. Zuora serves more than 1,000 companies around the world in a wide range of industries, including Box, Komatsu, Rogers, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Xplornet and Zendesk. The Subscription Economy Index (SEI) demonstrates that SEI companies are growing revenues approximately nine times faster than the S&P 500. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zuora also operates offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, London, Paris, Beijing, Sydney, Chennai and Tokyo.
SugarCRM is a customer relationship management software company. It started as an open-source project on Sourceforge, and the company still maintains a fully open-source version. Its revenue relies on professional editions and through the provision of support.
WideOrbit is a leading sell-side platform for managing advertising sales across all media platforms for cable networks, local television stations and radio stations. More than 3,200 broadcasters and networks leverage WideOrbit solutions to streamline operations, maximize revenue from traditional, digital and programmatic channels and extend their business across distribution platforms.
Dataminr is a leading real-time information discovery company. Dataminr transforms real-time data from Twitter and other public sources into actionable signals, identifying the most relevant information for clients in finance, public sector, news, security and crisis management.
GroundTruth (formerly xAd) is the global location marketplace bringing together buyers and sellers with ad targeting solutions focused on driving in-store traffic and sales. The company is focused on capturing in-store visitation behaviors for ad targeting, insights, and measurement solutions. The first to visualize real-time foot traffic, GroundTruth customers include 1.5 million advertisers – including direct brand relationships, agencies, ad networks, and other demand side media companies, according to the company.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Hyperloop One recently entered into a strategic partnership to reinvent transportation of passenger and mixed-use cargo. The technology is based on the idea of moving vehicles at high speeds through low-pressure tubes. Hyperloop One became the first company in the world to test a full-scale hyperloop in May 2017 and continued to perform successful tests throughout the summer of 2017
23andMe is a leading consumer genetics and research company. The company was founded in 2006 to help people access, understand and benefit from human genome. 23andMe was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” List, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. According to the company, 23andMe has millions of customers worldwide, and approximately 85% consented to participate in research.
Provider of genomics and DNA screening technology platform intended to promote healthy living. The company's genomics and DNA screening technology platform enables individuals to determine inherited risk for certain diseases.
Sprinklr is the most complete enterprise social media management technology in the world, purpose-built for large companies to drive business outcomes and manage customer experiences across all touch points. Called "the most powerful technology in the market" by Forrester, Sprinklr's fully integrated social experience management software powers more than four billion social connections across 77 countries. Headquartered in New York City with almost 700 employees globally, Sprinklr is revolutionizing customer engagement for almost 800 of Fortune’s top enterprise brands, including IHG, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, and Virgin America, and partners like Accenture, Havas, and Razorfish.
Centrify is a security based software company that offers two product lines, the Centrify Server Suite and Centrify Identity Service. Centrify Identity Service provides a cloud-based login to corporate resources, including mobile devices, Macs, and apps such as Salesforce.com and WebEx. A secure Web portal provides one-click app access, as well as account management, so employees can use their own devices while maintaining company security policies. Centrify Server Suite secures mission-critical servers from identity-related risks and outsider attacks.
Docker is a platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. It enables any application to be created and run as a collection of consistent, low-overhead Docker containers that work across virtually any infrastructure. The docker business model is to offer Docker-related products and services and to create a network of certified professional support, training, and services providers.
Palantir Technologies is working to change how groups analyze information through the company’s suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing and analyzing data of all kinds, including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal, and geospatial. The company was founded by former PayPal executives and Stanford computer science professors.
Intarcia Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to enhance treatment outcomes by optimizing and improving the efficacy, continuous administration, and tolerability of drug therapies for diseases that require long-term chronic treatment. Intarcia is currently conducting a three-stage development program for Type 2 diabetes that consist of four separate clinical trials, two of which have been successfully completed. Intarcia also continues to conduct research and development to treat other chronic serious disorders in the field of diabetes and obesity.
ThreatMetrix is an integrated digital identity platform that allows its users to transact their businesses without friction. The platform inspects each digital transaction across applications, devices, and locations in real time. It secures businesses and end users against account takeover, payment fraud, and fraudulent account registrations resulting from malware and data breaches. ThreatMetrix’s solution is deployed across a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce, payments and lending, media, government, and insurance. ThreatMetrix, which was launched in 2005, offers an improved customer experience, revenue gain, and lower fraud and operational costs for its clients.
Prosper operates a leading online marketplace for consumer credit. The Prosper platform connects borrowers with lenders. With a commitment to providing superior customer service, the convenience of applying online, and an efficient application process, the Prosper platform offers people a way to easily borrow money at fair rates.
Practice Fusion provides a free, Web-based electronic health records (EHR) software to physicians. The company’s software connects doctors, patients, labs, billers, imaging centers and life science partners. In May 2014, the company launched the nation's largest real-time healthcare database, Insight, which allows physicians, researchers and analysts to access analyses sourced from patient records. Insight users can explore health and pharmaceutical market trends, including diagnoses across patient populations, all in real-time. Lastly, in August of this year, Practice Fusion announced the acquisition of Ringadoc, an innovator of patient-doctor communication tools.
InsideSales.com offers the industry’s leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. The platform fuels sales rep performance and provides buyer personalization with breakthrough innovations in predictive sales communications, gamification and hiring. InsideSales.com has received numerous accolades for its technology and has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. InsideSales.com enterprise customers include ADP, Microsoft, Groupon and Zenefits.
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. Cloudera has trained over 22,000 individuals worldwide, according to the company.
Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance. The company’s family of products includes SecurityCenter Continuous View, which provides a comprehensive and integrated view of network health, and Nessus, the global standard in detecting and assessing network data.
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.
Tintri builds flash based storage products designed for virtualized and cloud based environments. Tintri powers hundreds of thousands of virtual machines which run business critical databases, enterprise apps, desktop and mobile apps and private cloud deployments. This “smart" storage sees, learns and adapts - enabling IT organizations to focus on virtualized applications and business services rather than managing storage infrastructure. Additionally, it eliminates the planning and complex troubleshooting often required by IT organizations through providing virtual machine level visibility, control, insight and agility.
Musely is a free mobile app and website that allows users to share and discover tips on a variety of categories - including fitness, beauty, home and garden, family, games and more - with friends, family, and fans. Users can comment on and give a “thumbs up” to content they like, and can save tips or playlists to their personal areas within Trusper or to Evernote. Content can also be shared to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as through email or text.
One Medial Group is a provider of primary care physician services for patients using online tools, enabling patients to find doctors nearby more easily and conveniently. The company also provides employee wellness assessments, prevention/wellness experts, and integrative health services.
AdRoll helps businesses in a wide range of industries use their customer data to execute high performing on-line and mobile ad campaigns across. AdRoll provides a high degree of transparency and reaches across the largest ad inventory sources including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and iAd.
Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology and audio devices for more than a decade. A 2010 IDSA Design of the Decade winner, the company is the creator of the JAMBOX family of wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA and ICON Bluetooth headsets, and NoiseAssassin technology.
AddThis personalizes the Web on desktop and mobile devices with content engagement tools, advertising services and data solutions. AddThis includes free tools for publishers to increase engagement, time on side and reduce bounce rate such as social buttons, follow buttons and recommended content as well as analytics dashboard. For advertisers, AddThis offers tools that can be applied to ad campaigns and increase engagement by making ads social. AddThis has partnered with many data management platforms and demand-side platforms, such as BlueKai (acquired by Oracle), Turn and DoubleClick by Google.
Datalogix has access to databases of personal information provided by thousands of retailers, mostly through customer loyalty programs and partners with data brokers. The company packages the data about what consumers buy into anonymous profiles and sells access to big publishers, including Google, Facebook and Yahoo. Publishers can then target ads based on what consumers buy offline, and see how that ad influences consumer purchases. Publishers can then use this ROI data to market to advertisers.
Flurry offers a full mobile ad stack, including a “supply-side platform” for mobile app publishers who want to offer ad space for sale, a “demand side platform” for advertising buyers who place ads, and an analytics suite to measure the app audience and performance. Additionally, Flurry launched a “real-time bidding” platform in April of last year so that buyers can place ads on a live auction basis.
Good Technology provides multi-platform enterprise mobility, security and management software that allows users to connect and collaborate on their devices of choice, whether deployed in the cloud or on premise. Approximately 50% of Good’s customers come from regulated industries such as financial services, public sector and healthcare. Currently, the company’s solution is employed by 100% of the Fortune 100 commercial banks, 100% of the Fortune 100 aerospace and defense firms, nine out of 11 of the Fortune 100 insurance companies, and five out of seven of the Fortune 100 healthcare providers, according to the company.
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.
One Kings Lane is a flash sales site for the home market, offering members access to designer home decor, furnishings, accessories, and gifts, at prices up to 70% off retail. The company works with top home brands to bring products at heavily discounted prices to its members every day of the week. The company also partners with designers, decorators and industry insiders to deliver new content. Since launching in 2009, the company has expanded into other areas beyond the home, including jewelry, accessories, and its own branded merchandise such as bedding and candles.
Appirio is a global consultancy that helps companies select cloud service, builds custom apps to work with the cloud, moves data to the cloud, and manages the cloud services once selected and set-up. Appirio has strategic partnerships with cloud pioneers like salesforce.com, Google and Workday.
Sunrun owns, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a residential homeowner’s roof, while families pay a low rate for clean energy and fix their electric costs for 20 years and project investors get recurring revenue and tax benefits. With the recent acquisition of the fourth-largest installer (REC Solar), Sunrun now also provide installation.
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.
Kabam creates and develops games that are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The company originates games from it’s Kabam Studios by partnering with Hollywood studios like Disney, Lionsgate and Warner Bros. for games based on franchises, and through third-party publishing. Kabam's “Kingdoms of Camelot” franchise has grossed more than $250 million, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time, according to the company. Kabam has also created four titles that have grossed more than $100 million each, and employs more than 800 employees around the world.
AppDynamics offers a platform solution that helps software-defined businesses monitor, manage and optimize software environments.
Turn provides three real-time marketing applications: Audience Suite, an enterprise data management platform; Campaign Suite, a digital media buying platform for video, mobile, TV, social, and display advertising; and DataMine Analytics, a data exploration, optimization and warehousing solution built for marketers. Turn works with brands, agencies and trading desks, including Accuen, AMNET, Chrysler, DirecTV, Experian, Kraft, Microsoft, OMD, Progressive Insurance, Thomas Cook, Toyota, Verizon, VivaKi and Zales.
Sungevity is a technology-driven solar energy company focused on scaling solar energy through its unique partner-based model. Leveraging its proprietary remote solar design technology, Sungevity's software enables users to get a quote without a site visit and provides prospective customers with suggested potential savings on their electricity bills. Sungevity's online platform and partner-based approach stands in contrast to the vertically integrated installer business model in the solar service sector.
Apptio is the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software. Apptio's suite of applications use business analytics to provide facts and insights on technology costs, value and quality so business leaders can make faster, data-driven decisions. The purpose-built applications help companies align technology spending to business outcomes and automate IT processes like cost transparency, benchmarking, operational efficiency and planning.
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