Lyft is a peer to peer ride sharing service founded by Logan Green and John Zimmer in 2009. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and operates in over 300 cities, primarily in the US and has recently expanded into Canada in Dec 2017. Lyft’s services include Lyft - the primary ride sharing service, Lyft scooter – a scooter rental service in select cities, Lyft Business – ride hailing service catered towards business customers and soon to come Lyft Bike - a bike rental service through its recent acquisition of Motivate. The company is also innovating in the on-demand transportation space with futuristic products such as self-driving cars. Lyft is in talks with investment banks in preparation for a public offering in 2019.
Circle Internet Financial is a global internet finance company, built on blockchain technology and powered by crypto assets. With Circle Pay, everyone can send money like a text, instant, secure and free. Circle Invest, let’s anyone buy and sell crypto assets. It also runs Circle Trade, an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for large cryptocurrency investors. According to the company, Circle directly trade over $2 billion per month in crypto assets. In Feb 2018, Circle announced that it acquires Poloniex, a leading token exchange platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. DataMinr provides solutions for Corporate Security, Finance, Public Sector, and News Media companies to help discover high-impact events instantly and critical breaking information long before it’s in the news. The company was founded in 2009 by Ted Bailey, Jeff Kinsey, and Sam Hendel and is currently headquartered in New York. Dataminr’s competitive advantage is the company’s access to Twitter’s firehouse API, which provides access to all tweets posted in real-time.
Turo is an online peer-to-peer car sharing service founded by Shelby Clark in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, California. Travelers can choose from a unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset their costs of car ownership. In 2018, Turo launched Commercial Host- a platform for existing car rental businesses to offer their cars on Turo. As of December 2018, the company has 10 million+ users across over 5500 cities worldwide and has more than 350,000 cars listed on its platform. In Nov 2018, the company launched Turo Go – a feature that allows guests to unlock cars right from the Turo app.
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.
Udacity began as an experiment in online learning, when Stanford instructors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig elected to offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course online to anyone, for free. Over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled. The potential to educate at a global scale was awe-inspiring, and Udacity was founded to pursue a mission to democratize education. Current Udacity courses include innovative fields such as AI, Machine Learning and Self-driving cars.
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.
23andMe was founded on April 1, 2006 by Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avery. The company offers consumer genetic testing as well as supports genetic research. The consumer genetics and research platform give customers interactive, web-based access to their genetic profile. They regularly increase the capabilities of the platform giving users more insight into their DNA. 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. 23andMe is located in Mountain View, CA. As of December 2018.
Wag! Is an on-demand dog walking company created in 2015 currently available in 43 states and 110 cities nationwide. The mobile apps gives pet parents more flexibility to manage everyday life and provides access to experienced and trustworthy dog walkers in their communities. Wag! walks are insured and every walker has passed a thorough vetting process before being invited to walk dogs on the platform.
Palantir Technologies is a data analytics software company founded by former Peter Thiel, along with Alex Karp (current CEO), Joe Lonsdale, and Stephen Cohen in 2004. Palantir develops data analytics software that addresses fraud prevention, counter-terrorism, and other intelligence tasks for businesses and central governments. The company has over 2200 employees spread across 21 offices worldwide. Palantir’s key products include Palantir Gotham – primarily designed for the governments and Palantir Foundry – focused on industrial and enterprise clients. The company has been making efforts to shift its revenue mix from government to enterprise clients as it prepares towards a public offering in 2019 / early 2020.
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.
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.
Cylance applies artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cyber security and improve the way companies, governments and end users proactively solve the world’s most difficult security problems. Using a mathematical process, Cylance quickly and accurately identifies what is safe and what is a threat, not just what is in a blacklist or whitelist. By coupling math and machine learning with a unique understanding of a hacker’s mentality, Cylance provides the technology and services to be predictive and preventive against advanced threats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Developer of earth imaging satellites designed to monitor planets and offer satellite imagery. The company's earth imaging satellites image the entire planet and provide open access to that information, enabling clients to use the information to measure agricultural yields and monitor natural resources.
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.
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 over 900 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.
Nextdoor is the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Using Nextdoor's platform, available on the Web and mobile devices, neighbors create private neighborhood websites where they get to know one another, ask questions, exchange local advice and recommendations, and organize virtual neighborhood watches to reduce crime.
Marqeta is an open-API platform to modernize card issueing for enterprises. The platform provides the tools and infrastructure to build configurable payment cards, simplifying the managing of payment programs for companies. According to the company, Marqeta gives clients complete control of all transactions and allows for each transaction to beapproved in real-time based on client’s business guidelines. The companies’ clients list includes Square, Inc., Affirm and Alipay.
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
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.
Pinterest is an interest-sharing platform founded by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp, and Paul Sciarra in 2010. The platform acts as a visual discovery and planning tool where users collect, organize, and share visual content using the Pin feature. Pinterest has over 2600 employees in 17 offices worldwide and has currently over 250 million monthly active users on its platform. Pinterest’s key products include Pins – the most used feature by users to save ideas found on the web, Promoted Pins – used by advertisers promote their brands, Pinterest analytics - provides metrics for user engagement, Pinterest Lens – a camera based search tool and Pinterest Browser – used to save content found on the web. In Feb 2018, the company hired Francoise Brougher as the new COO in preparation towards a public offering in 2019 / early 2020.
Developer of a digital platform designed to transform the consumer lending ecosystem. The company's mortgage intelligence platform helps capture a fast and more complete application through dynamic data, document and condition collection tailored to each borrower's unique scenario as well as allows lenders to browse, edit and get updates on loan applications from anywhere, enabling lenders to serve the modern borrower and safely navigate the industry's changing rules and regulations as well as make informed and secure decisions faster with verified data from trusted financial sources.
ThoughtSpot provides a next-generation analytics platform designed to allow business people to easily analyze complex, large-scale enterprise data with an automatic, relational search engine. The company’s plug-and-play platform connects with any on-premise, cloud, big data, or desktop data source, deploying up to 85% faster than legacy technologies. ThoughtSpot's one-click user interface enables users to access terabytes of enterprise data, centralizing data and infrastructure management.
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.
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.
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.
MapR Technologies delivers one platform for all data across every cloud, enabling companies to harness the power of all of their data with the MapR Converged Data Platform. With the MapR Platform, companies can do analytics and applications together as data happens to create intelligent, next-generation applications. According to the company, Global 2000 enterprises including Amazon, Google, Microsoft and SAP use the MapR Platform to help them solve complex data challenges.
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.
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.
Uber Technologies is a peer to peer ride sharing service founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and operates in over 785 cities worldwide. The company’s services include Uber - the primary ride sharing service, Uber Eats - a food-delivery service, Uber Freight – a service that matches carriers with shippers and Uber Bike – a bike rental service. The company is also innovating in the on-demand transportation space with futuristic products including self-driving cars and Uber Elevate – quicker air transportation. Uber went through a PR turmoil in 2017 ending with its CEO & Founder being ousted. with a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is on recovery phase and is filling up its key management positions, in preparation for a public offering in 2019 / early 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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