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 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
updated: October 1, 2018
S-1 Filed
Founded in 2006Total Funding 227MM

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.

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.

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.

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.

Founded in 2007Total Funding 2.4B

Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables members to rent out whole or part of their properties to travelers. The company was founded by Brian Chesky (current CEO), Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The company operates in 34,000+ cities across 90 countries and has over 800, 000 property listings on its platform. Airbnb’s offerings include Airbnb - a property sharing service for consumers and Airbnb for Business- a service catered towards business travelers. In August 2018, the company hired David Stephenson who was the CFO of Amazon’s prime business, as the CFO, in preparation for its planned public offering in 2019 / early 2020.

Enterprise Software
Anaplan, Inc.
Founded in 2006Total Funding 234M

Anaplan is the enterprise planning cloud that brings together a planning and modeling engine, collaboration in the cloud, and a simple interface for business users. Anaplan customers can choose from over 100 pre-built planning apps from the Anaplan App Hub, or easily build their own apps.

Ant Financial
Founded in 2004Total Funding 23.4B

Operator of a cloud-based financial platform designed to provide cloud computing services to financial enterprises. The company's platform uses cloud-based computing and mobile internet technologies to integrate basic capacities with customized research and development needs, enabling financial institutions to build safer and more efficient IT infrastructures to serve their customers.

Founded in 2017Total Funding 2.68B

Bird operates an electric vehicle sharing platform designed to provide an environmentally friendly option for last-mile transportation. Bird's platform enables users to rent from the company's fleet of electric scooters on-demand using their smart-phones.

Enterprise Software
Blend Labs
Founded in 2012Total Funding 167.08MM

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.

Consumer Web
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 2009Total Funding 235.84MM

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.

Clean Technology
Founded in 2007Total Funding 164M

ChargePoint designs, builds, and supports all aspects of its of electric vehicle charging network including charging stations, hardware, energy management software, and the associated mobile application. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, the company was founded in 2007 by Dave Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, and Richard Lowenthal with the goal of transforming transportation and energy use by helping more people choose to drive electric. ChargePoint offers a number of products designed to serve a broad array of clients including apartment communities, stadium and entertainment venues, cities, parking operators, general workplaces, and individual homes. As of December 2018, the company has over 57 thousand total charging spots spread over 10 countries.

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.

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.

Circle Internet Financial
Founded in 2013Total Funding 248.04MM

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.

Enterprise Software
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

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.

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.

Founded in 2013Total Funding 415.28MM

Cohesity delivers the industry’s first hyperconverged secondary storage system for consolidating backup, test/dev, file services, and analytic datasets, onto an infinitely scalable, intelligent data platform. With Cohesity, IT organizations achieve far greater operational efficiency and agility in managing their data assets on-premises and in the cloud. Cohesity counts Credit Acceptance, Cvent, GS1, and Tribune Media among its growing base of enterprise customers.

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.

Real Estate
Founded in 2012Total Funding 1.14B

Compass is a modern real estate platform. The company’s technology platform reduces friction and frustration associated with selling, buying, or renting a property and provides top real estate agents a set of tools to increase efficiency and sales volume. With 30 offices across nine regions, Compass is now among the largest owned luxury brokerages.

Founded in 2015Total Funding 258.47MM

Convoy manages a technology enabled trucking network that offers capacity and on-demand shipment services with instant guaranteed prices, and automated brokering. In addition to connecting independent trucking companies and shippers, Convoy also offers fleet management tools and real-time GPS tracking.

Founded in 2010Total Funding 1,400M

Coupang, nicknamed as the Amazon of South Korea, is a South Korean e-commerce marketplace founded by Bom-Seok Kim (current CEO), Chris Koh, Jae-Woo Koh and Sean-joo Yoon in 2010. The company provides and end-to-end Customer experience by offering online shoppers a one-stop shop for a wide variety of merchandise including cosmetics, fashion and food in addition to tickets for travel and cultural events. As of 2018, the company has over 3000 employees with offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley. Coupang offers worry-free shopping with CouRantee – a price and quality guarantee with free shipping for eligible customers and launched Coupang Partners in July 2018 to help its members monetize their online presence.

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.

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.

Founded in 2012Total Funding 177MM

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.

Analytics/Big Data
Founded in 2009Total Funding 184M

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.

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.

Didi Chuxing
Founded in 2012Total Funding 4.4B

DiDi Chuxing was founded in February 2015 as a result of a merger between Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache and is headquartered in Beijing, China. The company operates a rideshare platform that connects passengers with available drivers. While the company operates globally, its core market is in China where it claims to have 99 percent market share of taxi e-hailing in many markets. Similar to other rideshare companies, the firm has expanded to adjacent transportation modes as well as into peer-to-peer payments and AI capabilities. As of December 2018.

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
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.  

Enterprise Software
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.

Founded in 2013Total Funding 186.7MM

Doordash is an online food-delivery application for on-demand food delivery. The company is founded by Andy Fang, Stanley Tang, Tony Xu and Evan Moore in 2012. Users can order from a wide network of restaurants available on the platform and track their order in real-time. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and as of July 2018, offers services in over 1200 cities across US and Canada. In April 2018, the company ventured into grocery delivery services through a partnership with Walmart. In July 2018, Doordash hired Prabir Adarkar, who led Uber’s strategic finance team, as the new CFO.

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.

Enterprise Software
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.

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.

Founded in 2011Total Funding 680M

Grab (formerly GrabTaxi) is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform serving 620 million people.

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. 

Enterprise Software
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.

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
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
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
Founded in 2004Total Funding 201M 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. has received numerous accolades for its technology and has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. enterprise customers include ADP, Microsoft, Groupon and Zenefits.

Founded in 2012Total Funding 275M

Instacart was founded in 2012 by Apoorva Mehta, Brandon Leonardo, and Max Mullen. Instacart offers a last-mile goods delivery service via an application. The company’s software enables proper timing for delivery based on weather, traffic, and other factors. The application supports over 200 retailers. Instacart has offices in San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago. As of December 2018.

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.

Enterprise Software
Founded in 2011Total Funding 241.37MM

Provider of a customer relationship management and messaging tool for web businesses. The company's platform enables businesses to browse their customers, view their social profiles and reach out to them, tracking the relationships.\

Enterprise Software
Founded in 2013Total Funding 78MM

Developer of an electronic fleet tracking system designed to offer an ELD and GPS tracking system to digitize the long-haul trucking services. The company's system provides electronic logs and fleet management platform that features electronic logging device, GPS tracking, IFTA reporting, vehicle diagnostics, driver performance monitoring, vehicle utilization tracking and other tools, enabling fleet managers and dispatchers view and audit their drivers' logs, track their location and exchange messages.

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.

Founded in 2017Total Funding 467MM

Lime operates a scooter and bike sharing platform designed to improve urban mobility and last-mile transportation. Lime's platform enables users to rent from the company's fleet of smart-bikes and smart-scooters on-demand using their smart-phones.

Analytics/Big Data
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. 

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.

Founded in 2012Total Funding 2.61B

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.

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 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.

Founded in 2010Total Funding 121.65MM

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.

Enterprise Software
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.

Enterprise Software
Founded in 2013Total Funding 255.92MM

Mesosphere provides distributed computing and hybrid cloud services for enterprises. Mesosphere's product, Mesosphere Data-Center Operating System (DC/OS), is a distributed operating system which leverages Apache Mesos to abstract computing resources in the data center or the cloud. DC/OS's centralized UI simplifies data center, cloud, and container management and includes integrated one-click deployment for microservices.

Analytics/Big Data
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.

Consumer Web
Founded in 2010Total Funding 210M

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.

Founded in 2010Total Funding 1.1B

Ola was founded in 2010 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati. Ola has developed a ride-hailing application that offers private and shared rides. As a native Indian e-hailing company the firm seeks to have Indian solutions to India’s transportation needs. The company supports peer-to-peer payments through its mobile wallet service. The company is headquartered in Bengaluru, India. As of December 2018.

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.

Real Estate
Founded in 2014Total Funding 109.95MM

Opendoor makes it possible to sell a home online in minutes, removing all of the headache, uncertainty and risk from the transaction. Opendoor is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. and has received a total of $30 million in funding from Khosla Ventures and GGV Capital, along with a large group of angel investors.

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.

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.

Founded in 2009Total Funding 179.7MM

Provider of an alarm dispatching service for system administrators. The company offers services that help information technology managers to monitor how staff respond to alerts.

Analytics/Big Data
Founded in 2004Total Funding 1.6B

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.

Founded in 2010Total Funding Undisclosed

Paytm is India’s largest mobile commerce platform.

Consumer Electronics
Founded in 2012Total Funding 966.22MM

Peloton designs at-home fitness equipment integrated with the modern technology to provide access to live and on-demand fitness group classes, performance metrics and rankings, and more. In addition to the Peloton Bike and the Peloton Tread, the company also provides subscriptions to their stand-alone fitness application and apparel.

Pindrop Security
Founded in 2011Total Funding 133MM

Pindrop Security provides enterprise solutions for phone fraud detection and call center authentication. Pindrop's patented Phoneprinting technology can identify, locate and authenticate phone devices from the call audio thereby detecting fraudulent calls as well as verifying legitimate callers.

Consumer Web
Founded in 2009Total Funding 1,129M

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.

Analytics/Big Data
Founded in 2010Total Funding 834.33MM

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.

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.

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
Founded in 2004Total Funding 207M

Proterra is an American designer and manufacturer of electric buses and charging systems founded by Dale Hill in 2004. The company is credited with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5,000,000 lb. CO2 equivalent when compared to conventional diesel and CNG buses. Proterra’s key products include EcoRide BE35 – a battery-powered electric bus with 60 passenger capacity and Catalyst – a fuel-efficient 100% electric bus with 70 passenger capacity. The company also offers custom built double-decker buses with its proprietary battery packs. Proterra has its headquarters in California and manufactures its buses in California and South Carolina. As of 2017, the company sold over 400 vehicles across US and Canada.

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.

S-1 Filed
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.

Founded in 2012Total Funding 39M

Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using blockchain technology. By using Ripple’s global network, financial institutions can process their customers payments anywhere in the world instantly, reliable and cost-effectively. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets. With offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Sydney, Luxembourg, Singapore and Mumbai, Ripple has more than 100 customers around the world.

Founded in 2012Total Funding 66MM

Robinhood is a developer of a mobile stock trading application designed to democratize access to the financial markets. The company's free stock trading application offers real-time market data and allows investors to give up a full-service trading platform in exchange for the ability to buy a wide selection of stocks and ETFs without paying commissions or fees, enabling them to invest what they can afford and skip the fees. Recently, the company rolled out zero-fee trading of Bitcoin and Ethereum to investors in certain states.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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

Space Exploration Technologies (“SpaceX”) was founded to design, manufacture, and launch advanced rockets and spacecrafts with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA, the company was founded by Elon Musk in 2002. Though its interplanetary goals are yet to be achieved, the company currently generates revenue through commercial and government contracts. These contracts make use of SpaceX rockets for a range of objectives, including launching satellites into orbit and resupplying the International Space Station. In 2010, SpaceX demonstrated its ability of returning a spacecraft from low Earth orbit. In 2012, the company delivered cargo to and from the International Space Station via its Dragon spacecraft. Through March 2018, SpaceX has secured 100 missions to its manifest, representing over $12 billion on contract.

Enterprise Software
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.

Founded in 2010Total Funding 190M

Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet, allowing businesses of all sizes to accept payments and manage their businesses online. The company was founded in 2011 by Patrick and John Collison and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Stripe offers users a suite of application to assist users including “Radar” for fraud detection and prevention, “Sigma” for data access and analysis, “Billing” for subscription and billing management, and “Atlas”, which is branded as a tool to handle everything involved in establishing an internet business. Stripe also provides customers with programmable point of sale for in-person payments, as well as a service to help businesses create their own credit and debit cards. As of December 2018, Stripe supports companies in 26 countries with ongoing plans for further expansion.

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.

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.

Analytics/Big Data
Founded in 2012Total Funding 309.43MM

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.

Consumer Web
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.

Consumer Web
Founded in 2012Total Funding 3.11B

Provider of a mobile based personalized news application designed to share news based on big data analysis. The company's personalized news application is a feed reader that integrates contents for users by gradually learning what the readers enjoy through analysis on data obtained from their social networking accounts, providing relevant news, online books, videos and other content for readers.

Founded in 2009Total Funding 97M

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.

Founded in 2009Total Funding 6.9B

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.

Founded in 2011Total Funding 160MM

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.

Enterprise Software
Founded in 2015Total Funding 414.43MM

UiPath is a leading platform for enterprise Robitic Process Automation (RPA).

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.

Real Estate
Founded in 2010Total Funding 1B

WeWork was founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey to design and operate shared workspaces for a broad array of customers including startups, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. As of 2018, the company has over 5,000 employees and 280 shared workspaces spread over 81 cities in 28 countries. Beyond simply the spaces, the WeWork has found success in its focus on creating a community between its members, hosting many events including happy hours, lunch and learns, external events, and even a “Summer Camp”. In addition to the workspaces, WeWork has grown to include additional offerings such as WeWork Labs, which essentially functions as an accelerator or incubator for early-stage startups.

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.

Founded in 2000Total Funding 115.4MM

Provider of online and mobile payment solutions. The company enables electronic payments for sharing economy marketplaces and apartment and vacation rental companies, homeowners' associations, self-storage companies, hospitality establishments and non-profits.

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 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. 


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