Spurred by growth from some of the biggest names in tech and a sharp upswing in venture capital funding and new startups, New York City has become as synonymous with Tech as it has its other traditional, cornerstone industries like Media, Advertising, and Finance.
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What they do: Vidyard has built an enterprise-grade video platform on a SaaS model that lets sales teams create and send personalized videos to prospects and clients. Rich analytics allows sales professionals to understand what content resonated with prospects and how to effectively follow-up. The result is more closed deals and stronger, more personal relationships with clients.
What they do: Apache Kafka is one of the most popular open-source platforms for processing data streams in real-time. Confluent has built a cloud-native streaming platform that frees up time and resources for IT teams by self-managing Kafka at an enterprise scale.
As one of the hottest industries worldwide and one of the few that withstood the onslaught brought on by the COVID pandemic, SaaS startups continue to push technology further and deeper into our daily lives.
The startups on this list are disrupting industries like finance, marketing, sales, IT, and more. And like all software companies, continue to accelerate the pace of innovation worldwide. Be sure to keep an eye on these explosive startups as they continue to scale and expand.
Digging deeper into the list reveals insights about the trends shaping the future of the enterprise; from product-led growth dominating the stage to security-focused startups rapidly rising in the ranks, to low-code automation tools gaining more prevalence, the awardees collectively speak to the direction of business, markets, and the world.
Jamie Sullivan is a partner on the a16z Growth investing team, focused on late-stage companies in consumer, enterprise, and fintech. Prior to a16z, he worked at private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners.
Venture-backed startups based in the greater New York City area raised more than $52 billion last year, more than double the $20.2 billion that VC-backed companies in the metro raised in 2020. And last year also included two of the largest traditional IPOs by deal size for venture-backed startups based in New York in the last decade: Oscar Health and UiPath.
The last piece of the puzzle, according to Hirsch, is big exits. In recent years, VC-backed New York-based companies both in the enterprise and consumer spaces have seen large exits. Last year, companies including UiPath, Warby Parker, Squarespace and WeWork went public through IPOs, SPACs and direct listings.
Modern enterprises deserve the flexibility and freedom to choose from the various frameworks, clouds, and services available. Be it Postgres, SQL Server, Windows Server, VMware, or Kubernetes, OCI services are designed to easily run third-party, open source applications or to build cloud native applications. Our broad open source partner ecosystem enables you to bring apps to market faster, easily innovate, and scale.
The expansion of omnichannel has made inventory management, order management, and fulfillment more complex. A lakehouse architecture gives you a unified and real-time view of your inventory so you can understand exactly how much you have and where items are across your enterprise.
See how our architects and other customers deploy a wide range of workloads, from enterprise apps to HPC, from microservices to data lakes. Understand the best practices, hear from other customer architects in our Built & Deployed series, and even deploy many workloads with our "click to deploy" capability or do it yourself from our GitHub repo.
As the digital health sector matures from basic tracking apps into highly regulated medical devices, we are seeing bleeding edge technologies being developed that blur the lines between computers and biology. And a growing share of these startups are beginning to target the brain.
Startups are a natural place to look to for new ideas and innovation. And our 5th annual LinkedIn Top Startups list is the resource to find the startups you should be paying attention to right now, reflecting 50 companies that have continued to attract investment, employees and attention in 2021.
Software has become the backbone of our economy. From large enterprises to small businesses, most all rely on software whether for accounting, marketing, sales, supply chain, or a myriad of other functions. Software has become the dominant industry of our time and as such, we place a significance on highlighting the best companies leading the industry forward.
While the global shift to remote work may have heightened the awareness of how difficult it is to achieve clarity at work, the problems themselves are not new. More than 100,000 paying customers and millions of teams around the world, from small businesses to large enterprises, rely on Asana to manage everything from company objectives to product launches and marketing campaigns.
Based in Pleasanton, California, Workday has been in business for nearly 20 years. Today it is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. This company's software provides businesses with helpful analytical insight along with information-backed support for decision-making. In addition to its platform, Workday also provides application programming interfaces for web services along with packaged connectors and integrations.
Formerly known as AdventNet, India- and California-based CRM company Zoho is giving the bigger tech players like Google a run for their money when it comes to enterprise workflow and human resources solutions. With its distinctive CRM platform, Zoho puts together sales, marketing, inventory management, and human resources into one convenient, cloud-based solution while integrating seamlessly with its competitor G Suite to boost enterprise intelligence and communication.
Founded in 1996, Zoho has exploded over the past two decades, currently claiming more than 60 million satisfied customers. Zoho has led the charge in enabling a swift corporate response to the pandemic and subsequent work-from-home revolution, offering free subscriptions to its platform to its millions of SMB and enterprise clients. Zoho has weathered other crises that have felled many of its competitors since its formation, and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And with its strategic focus on its philosophy of transnational localism in the wake of the pandemic recovery process, Zoho is well positioned to see continued success and growth.
In light of the continuing need for hybrid workplaces in the foreseeable future, Templafy is positioned to redefine how enterprises connect their content across the tech stack. Since 2014, this fast-growing B2B SaaS company has established itself as a global powerhouse that helps clientele process business content including documents, presentations, and emails. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, the company now maintains offices in New York, London, Berlin, Sydney, and Eindhoven. Presently, Templafy serves over 2.8 million users, which includes at least 600 enterprise customers like KPMG, IKEA, and BDO.
Samsara was founded in 2015 with the mission to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy. Co-founders Sanjit Biswas and John Bicket saw the massive impact that cloud computing and AI had on both consumer and enterprise businesses over the past decade. They sought to drive similar digital transformation for organizations with physical operations that have historically been underserved by technology, even though they represent a massive market opportunity of over 40% of U.S. GDP.
With this rich history of technology innovation, industry leadership, and a world-class community of experts, Planview is poised to accelerate upon its proven track record of partnering with customers to transform enterprises to meet the demands of our changing environment. Clients of Planview include Royal Bank of Scotland, Flowserve Corporation, Polaris Industries, Eircom Group, Mentor, ThermoFisher Scientific, National Westminster Bank, and Parkview Health. 2b1af7f3a8