Forbes recently announced its inaugural Cloud 100 list, a full ranking of the world’s top privately-held cloud companies. We are proud be named No. 26 on the list alongside such innovators as Slack, Dropbox, DocuSign, Stripe, Cloudera and others.
Produced in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, the Forbes Cloud 100 recognizes cloud companies for the financial health and growth of their businesses as well as unprecedented customer adoption and satisfaction.
In another first, the Cloud 100 takes the leading candidates from the private sector and puts them in front of their public company peers. Public cloud CEOs served as judges, selecting the winners and ranking the list.
From security to messaging to payments and more, cloud computing is reaching an inflection point as businesses are realizing it’s not a matter of if they should move to the cloud, but how they should do it.
“Cloud companies are revolutionizing how businesses reach their customers today, from digitizing painful old processes to allowing them more time to focus on what they really care about—what makes their products unique,” said Alex Konrad, Forbes’ editor of the Cloud 100 list.
The security industry had a strong showing on the list, with 14 companies in the space named on the leaderboard, followed by collaboration, finance, analytics, IT and marketing. Cloud security is now critical in what is becoming a cloud-first world. Most sensitive data is now being stored in data-centers and environments far from corporate headquarters. As a result, organizations are turning to security controls such as Carbon Black to gain visibility as well as prevention and detection capabilities.
While Silicon Valley represented more than half of the companies on the list, our hometown Boston followed as the third most represented city after New York, with seven companies total. We’re thrilled to be honored as one of the world’s best cloud companies and are grateful to our customers and partners for supporting our growth and success.