SharesPost 100 List

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

In assembling and maintaining the SharesPost 100 List each quarter, SharesPost Investment Management leverages a proprietary multi-factor ranking process that incorporates criteria including revenue growth, market potential and investor quality. The result? A list of what we believe are a veritable who’s who of some of the world’s most innovative, compelling private companies. For more information about the SharesPost 100 List, including investment information supporting the recommendations, contact SharesPost Investment Management at im@sharespost.com.
updated: October 1, 2017
IPO
IPO
S-1 Filed
Healthcare/Biotech
23andMe
Founded in 2006Total Funding 227MM

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.

Software
Acquia
Founded in 2007Total Funding 194.5M

Acquia is a commercial open-source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open-source Drupal social publishing system. The company assists more than 4,000 organizations with their solutions for content, community and commerce.

Enterprise Software
Actifio
Founded in 2009Total Funding 207.5M

Actifio delivers copy data virtualization solutions. The company’s Virtual Data Pipeline technology decouples data from infrastructure, enabling improvements in business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud. Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with a simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it when and where they need to.

Software
Adaptive Insights
Founded in 2003Total Funding 176M

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

Advertising
AdRoll
Founded in 2007Total Funding 89M

AdRoll helps businesses in a wide range of industries use their customer data to execute high performing 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.

Finance/Payments
Adyen
Founded in 2006Total Funding 266M

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

Finance/Payments
Affirm
Founded in 2012Total Funding 428M

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

Hospitality/Travel
Airbnb
Founded in 2007Total Funding 2.4B

Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile 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 35,000 cities and 190 countries.

Security
AlienVault
Founded in 2007Total Funding 118M

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.

Advertising
AppNexus
Founded in 2007Total Funding 363M

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

Consumer Web
BuzzFeed
Founded in 2008Total Funding 96M

BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment media company that has redefined online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. According to the company, BuzzFeed provides the most sharable news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience of well over 100M.

Analytics/Big Data
C3 IoT
Founded in 2009

Provider of a next-generation, cloud-based enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) designed to rapidly deploy big data, AI and IoT applications. The company's next-generation, cloud-based enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a suite of pre-built, cross-industry applications, that facilitate IoT business transformation for organizations in energy, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, retail, insurance, healthcare, financial services and the public sector enabling analysts and developers to rapidly deploy custom apps, integrate with existing ones, connect data streams and manage it all from anywhere.

Security
Carbon Black
Founded in 2003Total Funding 123M

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

Enterprise Software
Centrify
Founded in 2004Total Funding 94M

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

Clean Technology
Chargepoint
Founded in 2007Total Funding 164M

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

Advertising
Chartboost
Founded in 2011Total Funding 21M

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

Software
Checkr
Founded in 2014Total Funding 50M

Checkr is a startup that provides either online access or an API that returns automatically generated background checks. Check uses the same data sources as traditional background check companies, but can usually turn them around a lot more quickly than traditional providers.

Enterprise Software
ClearSlide
Founded in 2009Total Funding 89M

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

Security
CloudFlare
Founded in 2009Total Funding 182M

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

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

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

Finance/Payments
Coinbase
Founded in 2012Total Funding 142.5MM

Developer of a digital currency platform for bitcoin transactions. The company offers a digital platform that helps merchants and consumers to transact with bitcoin currency.

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

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

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

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

Security
CrowdStrike
Founded in 2011Total Funding 256.15MM

CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity technology firm pioneering next-generation endpoint protection, delivered as a single integrated cloud-based solution. CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform stops breaches by detecting all attacks types, even malware-free intrusions, providing five-second visibility across all current and past endpoint activity while reducing cost and complexity for customers. CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform is delivered via the security industry’s only 100% native cloud architecture, integrated with 24/7 managed hunting capabilities and in-house threat intelligence and incident response teams. CrowdStrike’s unique Threat Graph harnesses the cloud to instantly analyze data from billions of endpoint events across a global crowdsource community, allowing detection and prevention of attacks based on patented behavioral pattern recognition technology.

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

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

Hosting/Storage
Datto
Founded in 2007Total Funding 100M

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

Transportation
Didi Chuxing
Founded in 2012Total Funding 4.4B

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

Hosting/Storage
DigitalOcean
Founded in 2011Total Funding 123M

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

Consumer Electronics
DJI
Founded in 2006Total Funding 105M

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

Software
Docker
Founded in 2010Total Funding 150M

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

Software
DocuSign
Founded in 2003Total Funding 556M

DocuSign is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 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.

Enterprise Software
Domo
Founded in 2011Total Funding 249M

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

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

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

Security
Duo Security
Founded in 2010Total Funding 49M

Duo Security is a cloud-based access security provider protecting the world’s fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide, including Zillow, Etsy, NASA, Facebook, Paramount Pictures, Random House, Toyota, Twitter, Yelp, TripAdvisor, The Men’s Warehouse, Dresser-Rand Group, K-Swiss, SuddenLink, and more. Duo Security’s innovative and easy-to-use technology can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover.

Security
Endgame Systems
Founded in 2008Total Funding 86M

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

Consumer Web
Eventbrite
Founded in 2006Total Funding 200M

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

Software
Flexport
Founded in 2013Total Funding 27M

Flexport is a licensed customs brokerage and freight forwarder that has built an online dashboard for businesses to easily understand, purchase, manage and track the services required for global trade.

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

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

Software
Freshdesk
Founded in 2010Total Funding 150M

FreshDesk is a cloud-based customer engagement platform, allowing organizations to support customers through email, phone, website, forum and social media. According to the company, FreshDesk has over 80,000 customers worldwide including 3M, Honda, Hugo Boss, CISCO, Honda and SolarCity.

Enterprise Software
Fuze
Founded in 2006Total Funding 89M

Fuze is a global, cloud-based unified communications platform that empowers productivity and delivers insights across the enterprise by enabling simplified business voice communications, flexible video conferencing, and always-on collaboration. Formerly ThinkingPhones, Fuze allows the modern, mobile workforce to seamlessly communicate anytime, anywhere, across any device. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Fuze has additional locations including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Ottawa, London, Amsterdam, Aveiro (Portugal), Madrid, Paris, Munich, Zurich, and Copenhagen and Sydney.

Software
GitHub
Founded in 2008Total Funding 350M

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

Enterprise Software
Gusto
Founded in 2011Total Funding 1B

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

Hospitality/Travel
Hotel Tonight
Founded in 2010Total Funding 81MM

Hand-selected hotels at great prices on your mobile device. Book your Tonight, now up to 7 days in advance!

Consumer Web
Houzz
Founded in 2009Total Funding 214M

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

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

INRIX 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.

Enterprise Software
InsideSales.com
Founded in 2004Total Funding 201M

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.

E-Commerce
Instacart
Founded in 2012Total Funding 275M

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

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

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

Finance/Payments
Klarna
Founded in 2005Total Funding 282M

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

Analytics/Big Data
Looker
Founded in 2011Total Funding 48M

Looker focuses on helping customers use data to achieve success by making information easily accessible throughout an organization consistently and reliably granting the ability to make assured decisions with expedience. 

Security
Lookout
Founded in 2007Total Funding 390M

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.

Transportation
Lyft
Founded in 2012Total Funding 2.61B

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.

Games
Machine Zone
Founded in 2007Total Funding 390M

Machine Zone provides free to play, community based, multiplayer mobile games that allows players to compete against each other online. The company’s games include Mobile Strike and Game of War. One of the attributes of Game of War is its built-in language translator that lets gamers of different nationalities interact in the same online universe. Machine Zone generates revenue on the sale of virtual goods, gamers can purchase capabilities such as the ability to build things faster.

Analytics/Big Data
MapR Technologies
Founded in 2009Total Funding 174M

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

Enterprise Software
Medallia
Founded in 2001Total Funding 255M

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

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

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

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

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

Transportation
Ola
Founded in 2010Total Funding 1.1B

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

Healthcare/Biotech
One Medical Group
Founded in 2007Total Funding 182M

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.

Advertising
OpenX
Founded in 2008Total Funding 79M

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.

Software
Optimizely
Founded in 2010Total Funding 146M

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

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

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

Finance/Payments
Payoneer
Founded in 2005Total Funding 225M

Payoneer empowers global commerce by connecting businesses, professionals, countries and currencies with its innovative cross-border payments platform. In today's borderless digital world, Payoneer enables millions of businesses and professionals from more than 200 countries to reach new audiences by facilitating seamless, cross-border payments. Additionally, thousands of leading corporations including Google, Airbnb, Elance-oDesk and Getty Images rely on Payoneer's mass payout services.

E-Commerce
Paytm
Founded in 2010Total Funding Undisclosed

Paytm is India’s largest mobile commerce platform.

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

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

Analytics/Big Data
Pivotal
Founded in 2013Total Funding 863M

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

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

Practice Fusion provides a free, Web-based electronic health records (EHR) software to physicians. The company’s software connects doctors, patients, labs, billers, imaging centers and life science partners. 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.

Enterprise Software
Procore Technologies
Founded in 2003Total Funding 132M

Developer of project-management software for construction. The company offers a web-based collaboration platform with tools for daily job logs, two-week look-aheads, RFI management and schedule-sharing.

Finance/Payments
Prosper
Founded in 2007Total Funding 355M

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

Clean Technology
Proterra
Founded in 2004Total Funding 207M

Manufacturer of zero emission transit buses for both domestic and international markets. Headquartered in Silicon Valley and manufacturing in South Carolina, the company’s first fast-charge bus, the EcoRide became the leading zero-emission commercial vehicle Proterra Catalyst Platform comes in 35 and 40 feet sizes and are 500% more fuel-efficient than typical diesel buses. Proterra has demonstrated that its electric bus can travel over 700 miles in a 24 hour period.

Advertising
PubMatic
Founded in 2006Total Funding 65M

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.

Software
Qualtrics
Founded in 2002Total Funding 220M

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

Hosting/Storage
Rubrik
Founded in 2014Total Funding 61M

Rubrik offers live data access for recovery and application development by fusing enterprise data management with web-scale IT, and eliminating backup software. This marks the end of a decade-long innovation drought in backup and recovery, the backbone of IT. Within minutes, businesses can manage the explosion of data across private and public clouds.

IPO
Software
SendGrid
Founded in 2009Total Funding 47M

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

Security
Shape Security
Founded in 2011Total Funding 40M

Shape provides best-in-class defense against malicious automated cyber-attacks on web and mobile applications. Shape has deflected over $1B in fraud losses for major retailers, financial institutions, airlines, and government agencies. Shape Security is headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Norwest Venture Partners, Venrock, Baseline Ventures, Google Ventures, and a host of other prominent investors.

Enterprise Software
Slack
Founded in 2013Total Funding 547M

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

Finance/Payments
SoFi
Founded in 2011Total Funding 766M

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

Software
SoundHound
Founded in 2005Total Funding 24M

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.

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

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

Music
Spotify
Founded in 2006Total Funding 1,100M

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

Enterprise Software
Sprinklr
Founded in 2009Total Funding 228.5M

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.

Clean Technology
Spruce Finance
Founded in 2007Total Funding 94M

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

S-1 Filed
E-Commerce
Stitch Fix
Founded in 2011Total Funding 48M

Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and their personal stylists will handpick a "Fix" of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest.

Finance/Payments
Stripe
Founded in 2010Total Funding 190M

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

Enterprise Software
SugarCRM
Founded in 2004Total Funding 104M

SugarCRM is a 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.

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

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

Software
SurveyMonkey
Founded in 1999Total Funding 1,144M

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

Security
Tanium
Founded in 2007Total Funding 263M

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

Security
Tenable Network Security
Founded in 2002Total Funding 50M

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

Security
ThreatMetrix
Founded in 2005Total Funding 62M

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.

Consumer Web
Thumbtack
Founded in 2008Total Funding 275M

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

Transportation
Uber
Founded in 2009Total Funding 6.9B

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

Games
Unity Technologies
Founded in 2004Total Funding 198M

Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity's powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, Unity Everyplay, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves over 5.5 million registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe.

Consumer Web
Vox Media
Founded in 2003Total Funding 324M

Operator of an online media publishing company. The company owns and operates three online portals in distinct vertical categories such as SB Nation, an online sports media brand and network of fan centric communities, The Verge, focused on technology news and Polygon, a media outlet focused on adult gamers.

Real Estate
WeWork
Founded in 2010Total Funding 1B

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

Advertising
WideOrbit
Founded in 1999Total Funding 35M

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

Advertising
GroundTruth (xAd)
Founded in 2009Total Funding 74M

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. 

Consumer Electronics
Xiaomi
Founded in 2010Total Funding 1.5B

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

Healthcare/Biotech
ZocDoc
Founded in 2007Total Funding 225M

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. 

Software
Zuora
Founded in 2007Total Funding 243M

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.

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