Four Seattle-area unicorns make Forbes ‘Cloud 100’ ranking of best private companies in the cloud

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Forbes released its sixth annual Cloud 100 ranking of the world’s top private cloud companies, and four high-quality startups from the Seattle area made the top 50.

Tanium, Outreach, Icertis and Highspot all made the list, which rated companies based on growth, revenue, rating and culture, as well as a reputation rating. The four unicorns were in good company with others on the list who made big numbers, including Stripe, No. 1 on the list as the highest-rated startup in the US at $ 95 billion.

According to Forbes, 17 companies on the 2020 list went public last year and 29 newcomers made the 2021 list.

Here are the details of the four companies in the Seattle area:

  • tani; No. 18. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Tanium relocated its headquarters from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2020 and immediately became one of the largest privately held tech companies in the Seattle area, at least by revenue and valuation. The cybersecurity company has 2,000 employees, is led by CEO Orion Hindawi, and is valued at 9.2 billion US dollars. Tanium raised $ 150 million in January.
  • Range: # 38. The Seattle-based software sales startup tripled its valuation in a year, rising to $ 4.4 billion from $ 200 million in new funding in June. Under the direction of CEO Manny Medina, Outreach employs 872 people and is one of the highest rated companies in the region.
  • Ice rites: No. 44. The Bellevue, Washington-based startup has raised $ 280 million since it was founded in 2009, with a current valuation of $ 2.8 billion. The company, led by CEO Samir Bodas, sells contract management software in 90 countries. The idea is to help companies keep track of business with suppliers and customers, and negotiate better contracts by showing ways to save money or act faster. Icertis has 1,580 employees. The company raised $ 80 million in March.
  • Highspot: No. 46. The 9-year-old sales enablement software startup raised $ 200 million in February to also achieve unicorn status and increase its valuation to $ 2.3 billion. Headed by CEO Robert Wahbe, Highspot employs 625 people in Seattle, London and Munich.

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