Cloud 100 

The Cloud 100 recognizes the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.
View the 2017 Forbes Cloud 100 List

Rising Stars

The 20 Rising Stars represent category-leading cloud companies who have raised less than $25 million to date.
View the 2017 Forbes Rising Stars List


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FAQ

What is the methodology for determining the winners and ranking?

We consider and evaluate nominated companies, last year's Cloud 100 and Rising Stars, and recognized category leaders.

There are four factors we weigh in the evaluation process:

Estimated valuation (30%): Based on third-party data providers, an estimate of valuation is determined. In some cases, this estimate is a range rather than a specific number.

Operating metrics (20%):
As part of the nomination process, ranges are collected on metrics like revenue and growth.

People & culture (15%): Based on third-party data providers, each company is evaluated on both their size (e.g., # of people, growth in # of people) as well as culture.

Market leadership (35%): The official Cloud 100 judge panel, comprised primarily of public Cloud CEOs, provides their qualitative input and assessment of the companies’ market leadership in various Cloud sectors.

These factors, and the relevant weights, are used to select, score, and rank the winners for the Cloud 100.

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 2018 Judges

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2017 Cloud 100 Winners

1
Stripe
Online Payments
Patrick Collison
2
Dropbox
Document Sharing
Drew Houston
3
Slack
Team Messaging App
Stewart Butterfield
4
DocuSign
Electronic Signature Manager
Keith Krach
5
Adyen
Online payments
Pieter Van Der Does

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