ATLANTA, GA – July 11, 2017– Atlanta-based MailChimp and Pindrop were among Forbes’ 2017 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. MailChimp was ranked #9 while Pindrop came in at #77 on the list which is produced in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.
The second annual 2017 Cloud 100 list profiles top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution. With advancements in software, cloud security, platform development and more, these companies are redefining the future of all industries and sectors. The companies on the list have industry-beating metrics, including revenue growth, market share and valuation.
As part of the rigorous selection process for the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100, Forbes’ data partner, Bessemer Venture Partners, received hundreds of submissions from the top cloud startups. With that data, the Forbes Cloud 100 judge panel, made up of a majority of public cloud company CEOs, was then responsible for selecting and ranking the top 100 companies from all over the world. The evaluation process involved four factors: estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), people & culture (15%) and market leadership (35%), which the judge panel then weighed to select, score and rank the winners.
“Our inaugural Cloud 100 list showed the tech and venture capital community just how many standout private cloud companies there are to watch, and this year’s list is no exception,” said Forbes editor of the Cloud 100 list Alex Konrad. “Forbes has a keen eye for businesses, and combining that with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures’ deep knowledge of the cloud industry, any company’s inclusion on the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list is cause to celebrate.”
Check out the full list here at: https://www.forbes.com/cloud100/list/2/#tab:overall