Forbes released the sixth annual Cloud 100 ranking The world’s top private cloud company, 4 high-value startup companies in the Seattle area entered the top 50.
Tanium, Outreach, Icertis, and Highspot all rank companies based on growth, sales, valuation and culture, and reputation scores. These four unicorns have worked well with other companies on the list, including Stripe, which ranks among the highest-valued startups in the United States at $95 billion.
According to Forbes, 17 companies on the 2020 list have gone public in the past year, and 29 new companies on the 2021 list.
Here are the details of the four companies in the Seattle area:
- titanium: 18. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Tanium moved its headquarters from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2020 and immediately became one of the largest private technology companies in the Seattle area, at least in terms of revenue and valuation. This cybersecurity company has 2,000 employees, is led by CEO Orion Hindawi, and is valued at US$9.2 billion. Tanium raised $150 million in January.
- Outreach: 38th place. After the Seattle software sales startup received $200 million in new funding in June, its valuation tripled in a year to $4.4 billion. Under the leadership of CEO Manny Medina, Outreach has 872 employees and is one of the most valuable companies in the region.
- Ice cream: 44th place. This Bellevue, Washington-based startup has raised $280 million since its inception in 2009 and is currently valued at $2.8 billion. The company is led by CEO Samir Bodas and sells contract management software in 90 countries. The idea is to help companies track transactions with suppliers and customers and negotiate better contracts by emphasizing ways to save money or speed up action. Icertis has 1,580 employees. The company raised $80 million in March.
- Highlights: 46th place. The 9-year-old sales support software startup raised $200 million in February and rose to unicorn status, pushing its valuation to $2.3 billion. Under the leadership of CEO Robert Wahbe, Highspot has 625 employees in Seattle, London and Munich.