Eye On The Sky: Forbes Ranks Top Private Cloud Companies

Long known for its detailed annual lists, ranking companies and people from around the globe based on revenue, income, and other business-related interests, Forbes Magazine has just released its first-ever Cloud 100, focusing on the best private tech companies operating in a cloud environment.

Released on Forbes.com Sept. 7, the list was created because “cloud computing is transforming how companies do business and leaving new billion-dollar categories in its wake,” author Alex Konrad said. Part of Forbes’ methodology in creating the inaugural list included financial factors, of course, but also qualitative indicators such as customer adoption and satisfaction. The list of privately held companies was actually ranked by 27 public cloud CEOs.

Company categories on the top 100 list include collaboration software, data and analytics, developer tools, security, infrastructure and cloud monitoring, Konrad told Enterprise Mobility Exchange.

Listed here are the top 20 companies on Forbes’ list, including their market sector, reprinted with permission from the magazine:

  • Slack, Team Messaging App
  • Dropbox, Document Sharing
  • DocuSign, Electronic Signature Management
  • Stripe, Online Payments
  • Cloudera, Data Storage
  • SurveyMonkey, Online Survey Manager
  • MailChimp, Email Marketing
  • Squarespace, Website Builder
  • AppDynamics, App Manager
  • Adyen, Online Payments
  • CloudFlare, Web Security
  • Qualtrics, Online Survey Manager
  • Tanium, IT Security
  • GitHub, Online Code Repository
  • Okta, App Security
  • Apptio, IT Investment Manager
  • Coupa Software, Invoice and Procurement Manager
  • Domo, Business Intelligence
  • Fuze, Online Voice and Video Platform
  • MuleSoft, App Integrator

To see the full list, click here.

A recent report by Markets and Markets forecasted the cloud storage sector would more than triple in value over the next half decade, likely recording a CAGR of 25.8%, seeing a total worth of $74.94B by 2021. The industry’s 2015 value was estimated at $23.76 billion.  

Mobile Cloud Computing and Security will be the next topic of Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s October event being held in Miami, where 40 CIOs, CISOs, and security directors from across all industries will meet, including keynote speakers and private networking opportunities. Find out more about the event here.