September 13, 2016

Forbes releases list of the 100 best private cloud companies in the world

27 judges, made up of a majority of public cloud CEOs drafted the list based on quantitative and qualitative factors.

Forbes recently released the 2016 Cloud 100, its list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, produced in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. The list profiles top-tier, private companies leading the cloud technology revolution.

With advancements in software, cloud security or platform development, these companies are redefining the future of all industries and sectors. Slack, the cloud-based team-collaboration software company takes the top spot on the list, followed by file-sharing company Dropbox in at number 2. E-signature company DocuSign, payments company Stripe and data management company Cloudera round off the Top 5.

Cloud has never been more important globally, particularly in Europe, where public cloud software is outgrowing other IT segments by nearly 12 times.

Forbes editor Alex Conrad commented:

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. 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.

You can view the full list of rankings here.

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