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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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Forbes Cloud 100

The top private cloud companies of 2016 based on selections made by a panel of industry expert judges - Forbes Cloud 100:

1 Slack
Team messaging app


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 600
Total funding raised: $540 mil*
CEO: Stewart Butterfield, cofounder


*All funding numbers are as of last public announcement unless otherwise marked
2 Dropbox
Document sharing


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 1,500
Total funding raised: $600 mil
CEO: Drew Houston, cofounder
3 DocuSign
Electronic signature manager


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 1,800
Total funding raised: $525 mil
CEO: Keith Krach
4 Stripe
Online payments


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 505
Total funding raised: $300 mil
CEO: Patrick Collison, cofounder
5 Cloudera
Data storage


Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
Headcount: 1,043**
Total funding raised: $1.04 bil**
CEO: Tom Reilly


**Estimate courtesy of data from PitchBook
6 SurveyMonkey
Website builder


Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
Headcount: 618
Total funding raised: $1.2 bil
CEO: Zander Lurie
7 MailChimp
Email marketing


Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Headcount: 540
Total funding raised: Bootstrapped
CEO: Ben Chestnut, cofounder
8 Squarespace
Website builder


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 563
Total funding raised: $78.5 mil
CEO: Anthony Casalena, cofounder
9 AppDynamics
App manager


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 1,000
Total funding raised: $314 mil
CEO: David Wadhwani
10 Adyen
Online payments


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 400
Total funding raised: $266 mil
CEO: Peter van der Does, cofounder
11 CloudFlare
Web security


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 311
Total funding raised: $182 mil
CEO: Matthew Prince, cofounder
12 Qualtrics
Online surveys manager


Headquarters: Provo, UT
Headcount: 1,243
Total funding raised: $220 mil
CEO: Ryan Smith, cofounder
13 Tanium
IT security


Headquarters: Emeryville, CA
Headcount: 251
Total funding raised: $301.5 mil
CEO: Orion Hindawi
14 GitHub
Online code repository


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 603
Total funding raised: $250 mil
CEO: Chris Wanstrath, cofounder
15 Okta
App security


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 804
Total funding raised: $230 mil
CEO: Todd McKinnon, cofounder
16 Apptio
IT investment manager


Headquarters: Bellevue, WA
Headcount: 694
Total funding raised: $136 mil
CEO: Sunny Gupta, cofounder
17 Coupa Software
Invoice and procurement manager


Headquarters: San Mateo, CA
Headcount: 500
Total funding raised: $165 mil
CEO: Rob Bernshteyn
18 Domo
Business intelligence


Headquarters: American Fork, UT
Headcount: 800
Total funding raised: $590 mil
CEO: Josh James, founder
19 Fuze
Online voice and video platform


Headquarters: Cambridge, MA
Headcount: 750
Total funding raised: $200 mil
CEO: Steve Kokinos
20 MuleSoft
App integrator


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 700
Total funding raised: $259 mil
CEO: Greg Schott
21 AppNexus
Ad tech


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 1,000
Total funding raised: $250 mil
CEO: Brian O'Kelley, cofounder
22 Medallia
Customer feedback


Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
Headcount: 1,000
Total funding raised: $255 mil
CEO: Borge Hald, cofounder
23 Cylance
IT security


Headquarters: Irvine, CA
Headcount: 600
Total funding raised: $177 mil
CEO: Stuart McClure, cofounder
24 Alteryx
Data analytics


Headquarters: Irvine, CA
Headcount: 400
Total funding raised: $163 mil
CEO: Dean Stoecker, founder
25 Zscaler
IT security


Headquarters: San Jose, CA
Headcount: 609
Total funding raised: $110 mil
CEO: Jay Chaudhry, founder
26 Carbon Black
IT security


Headquarters: Waltham, MA
Headcount: 700
Total funding raised: $190 mil
CEO: Patrick Morley
27 Yardi Systems
Real estate software


Headquarters: Santa Barbara, CA
Headcount: 5,014
Total funding raised: Bootstrapped
CEO: Anant Yardi, founder
28 Anaplan
Business planning


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 600
Total funding raised: $240 mil
CEO: N/A
29 Avalara
Automated tax software


Headquarters: Bainbridge Island, WA
Headcount: 1,000**
Total funding raised: $298.5 mil
CEO: Scott McFarlane


**Estimates courtesy of data from PitchBook
30 AppDirect
App marketplace


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 550
Total funding raised: $245 mil
CEO: Nicolas Desmarais, Daniel Saks, cofounders
31 Acquia
Web platform developer


Headquarters: Boston, MA
Headcount: 720
Total funding raised: $188.6 mil
CEO: Thomas Erickson
32 SMS Assist
Multisite property manager


Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Headcount: 565
Total funding raised: $258 mil
CEO: Michael Rothman
33 Sprinklr
Social media manager


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 1,200
Total funding raised: $239 mil
CEO: Ragy Thomas, founder
34 BlackLine
Accounting software


Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
Headcount: 500
Total funding raised: Private equity
CEO: Therese Tucker, founder
35 ForeScout
Network security


Headquarters: San Jose, CA
Headcount: 721
Total funding raised: $80 mil
CEO: Michael DeCesare
36 Pluralsight
Online developer training


Headquarters: Salt Lake City, UT
Headcount: 500
Total funding raised: $165 mil
CEO: Aaron Skonnard, cofounder

37 MapR
Open-source big data


Headquarters: San Jose, CA
Headcount: 450
Total funding raised: $194 mil
CEO: John Schroeder, founder

38 Hootsuite
Social media manager


Headquarters: Vancouver, BC
Headcount: 1,000
Total funding raised: $250 mil
CEO: Ryan Holmes, founder
39 InsideSales
Sales lead manager


Headquarters: Provo, UT
Headcount: 500
Total funding raised: $201.2
CEO: Dave Elkington, founder
40 Procore
Construction project software


Headquarters: Carpinteria, CA
Headcount: 600
Total funding raised: $130 mil
CEO: Tooey Courtemanche, founder
41 BlueJeans Network
Video conferencing


Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
Headcount: 500
Total funding raised: $175 mil
CEO: Krish Ramakrishnan, cofounder
42 DigitalOcean
Cloud infrastructure


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 300
Total funding raised: $123 mil
CEO: Ben Uretsky, cofounder
43 Automattic
Web platform developer


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 490
Total funding raised: $191 mil
CEO: Matt Mullenweg, founder
44 ServiceMax
Field service software


Headquarters: Pleasanton, CA
Headcount: 430
Total funding raised: $202 mil
CEO: Dave Yarnold
45 Eventbrite
Online ticketing


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 500
Total funding raised: $200 mil
CEO: Julia Hartz, cofounder
46 ABILITY Network
Healthcare software


Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN
Headcount: 500
Total funding raised: $550 mil
CEO: Mark Pulido
47 PointClickCare
Healthcare software


Headquarters: Mississauga, ON
Headcount: 1,208
Total funding raised: Private equity
CEO: Mike Wessinger, cofounder
48 Intercom
Customer communication software


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 399
Total funding raised: $116 million
CEO: Eoghan McCabe, cofounder
49 DataDogHQ
Cloud monitoring


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 230
Total funding raised: $147.9 mil
CEO: Olivier Pomel, cofounder
50 Flatiron Health
Healthcare analytics


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 303
Total funding raised: $328 mil
CEO: Nat Turner, cofounder
51 Gusto
Payroll software


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 300
Total funding raised: $161 mil
CEO: Joshua Reeves, cofounder
52 Sisense
Business intelligence software


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 250
Total funding raised: $100 mil
CEO: Amir Orad
53 Veeam
Data backup and recovery


Headquarters: Baar, Switzerland
Headcount: 2,225
Total funding raised: Bootstrapped
CEO: William H. Largent
54 AIienVault
Cloud security


Headquarters: San Mateo, CA
Headcount: 278
Total funding raised: $116 mil
CEO: Barmak Meftah
55 PagerDuty
IT incident resolution


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 220
Total funding raised: $39.8 mil
CEO: Jennifer Tejada

56 Gainsight
Customer success software


Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
Headcount: 385
Total funding raised: $104 mil
CEO: Nick Mehta
57 Evernote
Note capture and sync


Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
Headcount: 300
Total funding raised: $290 mil**
CEO: Chris O'Neill


**Estimate courtesy of data from PitchBook
58 Duo Security
App security


Headquarters: Ann Arbor, MI
Headcount: 300
Total funding raised: $49 mil
CEO: Dug Song, cofounder
59 Health Catalyst
Healthcare analytics


Headquarters: Salt Lake City, UT
Headcount: 460
Total funding raised: $235 mil
CEO: Dan Burton
60 Fastly
Content delivery network


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 200**
Total funding raised: $130.04 mil**
CEO: Artur Bergman, founder


**Estimate courtesy of data from PitchBook
61 DataStax
Database software


Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA
Headcount: 425
Total funding raised: $191 mil
CEO: Billy Bosworth
62 Asana
Project manager


Headquarters: San Francisco
Headcount: 215
Total funding raised: $88 mil
CEO: Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder
63 Zuora
Subscription manager


Headquarters: Foster City, CA
Headcount: 630
Total funding raised: $250 mil
CEO: Tien Tzuo, founder
64 Veracode
App security


Headquarters: Burlington, MA
Headcount: 465**
Total funding raised: $134 mil**
CEO: Bob Brennan


**Estimate courtesy of data from PitchBook
65 Adaptive Insights
Financial planning software


Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
Headcount: 475
Total funding raised: $176 mil
CEO: Tom Bogan
66 Zoho
Online productivity suite


Headquarters: Chennai, India
Headcount: 4,000
Total funding raised: Bootstrapped
CEO: Sridhar Vembu
67 Apttus
Quote-to-cash software


Headquarters: San Mateo, CA
Headcount: 1,300
Total funding raised: $108 mil
CEO: Kirk Krappe, cofounder
68 Greenhouse Software
Recruiting software


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 208
Total funding raised: $60.13 mil
CEO: Daniel Chait, founder
69 Optimizely
App optimization


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 350
Total funding raised: $146.2 mil
CEO: Dan Siroker, cofounder
70 iCIMS
Recruiting software


Headquarters: Matawan, NJ
Headcount: 550
Total funding raised: Private equity
CEO: Colin Day, founder
71 Workfront
Project manager


Headquarters: Lehi, UT
Headcount: 671
Total funding raised: $33 mil
CEO: Alex Shootman
72 Turbonomic
Virtualization software


Headquarters: Boston, MA
Headcount: 430
Total funding raised: $77.5 mil
CEO: Benjamin Nye
73 NewVoiceMedia
Call center software


Headquarters: Basingstoke, UK
Headcount: 372
Total funding raised: $141 mil
CEO: Jonathan Gale
74 InVision
Design software


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 220
Total funding raised: $135 mil
CEO: Clark Valberg, cofounder
75 Smartsheet
Project manager


Headquarters: Bellevue, WA
Headcount: 389
Total funding raised: $69 mil
CEO: Mark Mader
76 Segment
Analytics APIs


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 100
Total funding raised: $47 mil
CEO: Peter Reinhardt, cofounder
77 Talkdesk
Call center software


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 201
Total funding raised: $24.8 mil
CEO: Tiago Paiva, founder
78 SendGrid
Email marketing


Headquarters: Denver, CO
Headcount: 300
Total funding raised: $48 mil
CEO: Sameer Dholakia
79 Illumio
Cloud security


Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA
Headcount: 160
Total funding raised: $142.5 mil
CEO: Andrew Rubin, cofounder

80 AvidXchange
Accounting software


Headquarters: Charlotte, NC
Headcount: 800
Total funding raised: $225 mil
CEO: Michael Praeger, cofounder
81 Infor
Business app builder


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 15,000
Total funding raised: Private equity
CEO: Charles Phillips
82 Mixpanel
App analytics


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 230
Total funding raised: $77 mil
CEO: Suhail Doshi, founder
83 Lookout
Mobile security


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 330
Total funding raised: $280 mil
CEO: Jim Dolce
84 Zoom Video Communications
Video conferencing


Headquarters: San Jose, CA
Headcount: 390
Total funding raised: $45.5 mil
CEO: Eric S. Yuan, founder
85 Sumo Logic
IT analytics


Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
Headcount: 250
Total funding raised: $160 mil
CEO: Ramin Sayar
86 Expensify
Expense report software


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 101
Total funding raised: $27.2 mil
CEO: David Barrett, founder
87 Namely
HR software


Headquarters: New York, NY
Headcount: 324
Total funding raised: $107.8 mil
CEO: Matt Straz, founder
88 ZipRecruiter
Job search platform


Headquarters: Santa Monica, CA
Headcount: 400
Total funding raised: $63 mil
CEO: Ian Siegel, cofounde
89 Intacct
Accounting software


Headquarters: San Jose, CA
Headcount: 400
Total funding raised: $100 mil
CEO: Robert Reid
90 Campaign Monitor
Email marketing


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 250
Total funding raised: $250 mil
CEO: Alex Bard
91 SugarCRM
CRM software


Headquarters: Cupertino, CA
Headcount: 475
Total funding raised: $104 mil
CEO: Larry Augustin
92 App Annie
App analytics


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 450
Total funding raised: $157 mil
CEO: Bertrand Schmitt, cofounder
93 Netskope
Cloud security


Headquarters: Los Altos, CA
Headcount: 350
Total funding raised: $131.4 mil
CEO: Sanjay Beri, founder
94 WalkMe
User experience


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 300
Total funding raised: $92.5 mil
CEO: Dan Adika, cofounder
95 BigCommerce
Online commerce


Headquarters: Austin, TX
Headcount: 420
Total funding raised: $160 mil
CEO: Brent Bellm
96 Lithium Technologies
Social media manager


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Headcount: 400
Total funding raised: $150 mil
CEO: Rob Tarkoff
97 MedeAnalytics
Healthcare analytics


Headquarters: Emeryville, CA
Headcount: 369
Total funding raised: Private equity
CEO: Andre Hurd
98 Skyhigh Networks
Cloud security


Headquarters: Campbell, CA
Headcount: 305
Total funding raised: $66.5 mil
CEO: Rajiv Gupta, cofounder
99 Extreme Reach
Ad tech


Headquarters: Needham, MA
Headcount: 850
Total funding raised: $97 mil
CEO: John Roland, cofounder
100 Dynatrace
App manager


Headquarters: Waltham, MA
Headcount: 1,500
Total funding raised: Private equity
CEO: John Van Siclen

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