Forbes publish first Cloud 100

Forbes have released the 2016 Cloud 100, a ‘definitive list’ of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.

The study, produced in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, profiles many top-tier, private companies in cloud technology. The list consists of companies in categories such as security (14 out of 100), collaboration (11), finance (10) analytics (9), IT (9) and marketing (9).

A panel of 27 judges, made up of a majority of public cloud CEOs, ranked submissions by financials, unprecedented customer adoption and satisfaction. With advancements in software, cloud security or platform development, these companies are redefining the future of all industries and sectors.

Team-collaboration software Slack took the top spot on the list, followed by file-sharing company Dropbox in at No. 2. and e-signature company DocuSign at No. 3.

“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 Forbes editor of the Cloud 100 list, Alex Konrad. “With Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures’ deep knowledge of the industry and Forbes’ eye for standout businesses, inclusion in the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list recognizes a company for its financial growth and excellence as recognized by customers and peers.”

Top 10 Companies on the Cloud 100:

Rank Name Headquarters City
1 Slack San Francisco, CA
2 Dropbox San Francisco, CA
3 DocuSign San Francisco, CA
4 Stripe San Francisco, CA
5 Cloudera Palo Alto, CA
6 SurveyMonkey Palo Alto, CA
7 Mailchimp Atlanta, GA
8 Squarespace New York City, NY
9 AppDynamics San Francisco, CA
10 Adyen San Francisco, CA and Amsterdam, Holland

61% of the total companies on the list are based in California, including 55 in Silicon Valley.

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