Discover which companies have recently been added and removed from the SharesPost 100, a ranking of the top venture backed private companies.
Back in March, SharesPost and NASDAQ launched their Private Markets initiative, with SharesPost assembling the SharesPost 100 of top late-stage venture-backed private companies, which we examined here on DataFox. These companies are evaluated on several factors, including revenue growth, market potential, product stage, management team and investor quality.
In the past several months, there have been numerous companies added and removed from the list as metrics change and some private enterprises become public. The DataFox team has updated its watchlist to include all of the new companies, containing detailed data on each firm and growth indicators.
New Additions to the SharesPost 100
ClearSlide is the leading sales engagement platform that empowers sales teams to engage customers and close more business. ClearSlide improves customer-facing interactions (web, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for both sellers and sales leaders. As a result, customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger customer-facing messaging. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Rackspace, Thomson Reuters, LinkedIn, AOL and Lexis Nexis.
Couchbase provides the world’s most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database. Couchbase Server is designed from a simple yet bold vision: build the first and best, general-purpose NoSQL database. That goal has resulted in an industry leading solution that includes a shared nothing architecture, a single node-type, a built in caching layer, true auto-sharding and the world’s first NoSQL mobile offering. Couchbase Mobile, announced in 2013 is a complete NoSQL mobile solution comprised of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Sync Gateway and Couchbase Lite – a lightweight NoSQL database designed for the device. Couchbase counts many of the worlds biggest brands as its customers, including Amadeus, Bally’s, Beats Music, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Orbitz, Rakuten / Viber, Sky, Tencent, Walmart and Verizon, as well as hundreds of other household names. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and is funded by Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, and North Bridge Venture Partners.
Gigya’s Connected Consumer Management Suite enables the world’s largest brands, including Pepsi, Verizon and ABC to understand and connect more closely with today’s mobile and socially connected consumers. Our technology helps businesses access, consolidate and manage permission-based identity and behavior data, while providing deep customer insights that turn data into action. Through products like Social Login, Registration-as-a-Service, Social Plugins and Gamification, Gigya provides clients with the rich data, intelligence, and tools needed to reach consumers with the right messages, on the right platforms at the right time. Gigya drives user acquisition and engagement for 700 enterprises and reaches 1.5 billion unique users per month, ensuring that today’s businesses stay relevant in the age of the connected consumer.
Lending Club was founded in 2007 with one simple mission: create a more efficient alternative to the traditional banking system that provides lower rates to borrowers and better returns to investors. The company operates an online credit marketplace where investors provide loans to creditworthy borrowers in exchange for the interest income. Lending Club leverages technology to provide a simple, cost-efficient experience generating value that it passes on to customers. As of December 2013, more than $3 billion in loans have been issued to borrowers and nearly $300 million in interest payments have been returned to investors. The company was founded by Renaud Laplanche, a highly respected entrepreneur; backed by a solid team that is made up of innovators from financial services, technology and consumer products. Lending Club was recently recognized as one of the 20 "Breakthrough Ideas for 2009" by Harvard Business Review, has been nominated for "Top 100 Innovators" by The Industry Standard, is on the JMP Hot 100 list, and the Always On Global 250 Top Private Companies list. In addition Lending Club won the Webby Award in 2008 for the "Best Banking Website" while also obtaining nominations and honors in 2009, 2011.
Lithium helps companies unlock the passion of their customers. Lithium software powers amazing Social Customer Experiences for more than 400 iconic brands including AT&T, BT, Best Buy, Indosat, Sephora, Skype and Telstra. Lithium helps companies grow brand advocacy, drive sales, reduce costs and accelerate innovation to create social communities that redefine the customer experience. For more information, visit lithium.com, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and our own community–the Lithosphere. Lithium is privately held with corporate headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. and offices in Europe, Asia and Australia.
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution for Hadoop. MapR is used by more than 500 customers across financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications as well as by leading Global 2000 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, Google and HP are part of the broad MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. MapR is based in San Jose, CA. Connect with MapR on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Optimizely is a world-class website optimization platform, providing A/B and multivariate testing that is incredibly powerful and easy-to-use. Optimizely enables users with and without technical expertise to make dynamic changes to their websites, test the variations to live traffic, gather immediate results, and start achieving goals. Over 5,000 enterprises have adopted Optimizely, including Starbucks, Disney, eBay, Weather.com, Demand Media, and Crate & Barrel. A staggering 190,000+ experiments have been run on the Optimizely platform and the number is growing rapidly, as more individuals and businesses alike realize the power of data-driven decision-making.
There are more than 5 million field service technicians in the United States alone, yet today there's no standard technology for managing the way companies of all types and stripes empower them to truly delight their customers in the field. ServiceMax is changing that. We're rethinking field service and delivering on the promise of cloud and mobile software, powering a new era of field service experiences for our customers' customers. The impact of ServiceMax is simple: lower costs, greater efficiency, happier customers; all while increasing revenue. Based in Pleasanton, California, we are a company of innovators, thinkers and doers who care passionately about changing the world of field service.
SoFi is a leading peer-to-peer lender focused on transforming financial services currently addressing the flawed student loan market. SoFi’s affinity-based marketplace connects high-quality alumni borrowers and investors directly, benefitting them both by bypassing the banks. SoFi was founded by a team of Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) students in the Fall of 2011. SoFi’s inaugural loan program was a $2MM pilot at the GSB that fall. Since then, SoFi has funded over $450 million in loans. SoFi is located in the Presidio in San Francisco, and is backed by a group of leading angel and institutional investors, including Baseline Ventures, Peter Thiel, and Joe Chen, CEO of Renren.
SurveyMonkey Inc. is the world's largest survey company, helping customers collect over 2+ million online survey responses every day. SurveyMonkey has revolutionized the way people give and take feedback, making it accessible, easy and affordable for everyone. The company was founded in 1999 with a focus on helping people make better decisions, and has built technology based on over 10 years of experience in survey methodology and web development. Customers include 99% of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, small businesses, HR departments and neighborhood soccer leagues everywhere. The company has over 250 employees throughout the United States and Europe, with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.
Wealthfront is the largest and fastest growing automated investment service. It combines world-class financial expertise and leading edge technology to provide sophisticated investment management at prices affordable for everyone. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and received funding from Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Social+Capital Partnership, Greylock Partners, DAG Ventures and such angel investors as Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and Jeff Jordan.
Recent Removals from the SharesPost 100
2U - IPO’d: TWOU
Aerohive Networks - IPO’d: HIVE
Castlight Health - IPO’d: CSLT
Just Eat - IPO’d: JE
King.com - IPO’d: KING
MobileIron - IPO’d: MOBL
Opower - IPO’d: OPWR
TRUECar - IPO’d: TRUE
Zendesk - IPO’d: ZEN