Top Best Enterprise Startups in America

by the "Top Best Angel Investor" and VC Expert Ross Blankenship

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The Official List of the hottest, Top Enterprise companies in the usa

Searching for the hottest, best enterprise startup companies? By definition, "enterprise" means "B2B" companies providing business to business services and products that can help a company with its sales, marketing, HR, operations, or logistics. This is the annual rankings of the top enterprise startups and companies in the world. Included in this exclusive list are companies building B2B and enterprise software - cloud software - and changing the way businesses operate. These startups are evaluated based on revenue growth, SaaS, and metrics including customers acquired during the year.  

Along with our ranking of the top enterprise companies, we have included some of the "best SaaS" or "Software as a Service," which include monthly subscriptions based on a per employee or per consumer model.  

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1.  Slack - BEST B2B COMMUNICATION APP

Slack App offers chatting and communication with a business focus. Unlike apps that are more targeted to social media, Slack is about helping employees and businesses communicate with one another. As of March 2015, the company was valued at $2.76 billion, and it continues to grow. In the course of six months, the company has more than doubled its valuation. The explosive growth of the company has come from the addition of an average of $1 million in new contracts every 11 days, and from $12 million in recurring revenue from the previous year.

 

2.  Buffer - BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

A personal favorite of Angel Kings, Buffer helps users share social media content by scheduling online posts throughout the day. It integrates with Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and other social media platforms. The free version of the application allows a maximum limit of 10 posts to be scheduled at any given time, and only allows the management of one social media account per social media website. Buffer also contains features that give post suggestions to users, and gives information on the number of clicks, retweets, likes, favorites, mentions, and potential views each post has across several social media platforms and profiles.

Buffer is a massively growing company with the potential to become a billion-dollar venture. Angel Kings founder and VC expert Ross Blankenship is an early angel investor in Buffer.  

 

3.  Docker - BEST CLOUD SOFTWARE FOR ENTERPRISE

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Docker is virtualization software. It is an open–source project that permits deployment of applications inside software containers through an automated process. By using additional layers of automation and abstraction on a Linux platform, Docker avoids a lot of overhead, making it easier to run apps efficiently. By packing an application that can be run on any Linux server, Docker provides both portability and flexibility for the application and those who wish to run that application on bare metal, public cloud, and private cloud.

 

4.  Checkmarx - CYBERSECURITY FOR ENTERPRISE

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Checkmarx is the developer of next generation application security solutions which identify security vulnerabilities within an application's source code. The product enables developers and auditors to easily scan an application's source code in real time in all major coding languages for the most prevalent security vulnerabilities as determined by SANS and other major standards. Checkmarx is easy to use and reduces the time spent by customer development teams on security vulnerability fixing by up to 75%. Located in New York, New York, Checkmarx was founded in 2006 by Maty Siman.

 

5.  Optimizely - BEST A/B TESTING FOR ENTERPRISE

Optimizely creates software that optimizes the experience customers have with companies. That lets businesses conduct A/B, multivariate, and multipage testing so they can make decisions based on the data they receive. Optimizely has testing solutions for websites and iOS apps. The Software as a Service (SaaS) model used by Optimizely can be used by any size business. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, and has launched its platform in nine languages in addition to English, cornering more of the market for online customer experience testing.  

 

6.  STRIPE - BEST ENTERPRISE PAYMENT GATEWAY

Stripe is fast becoming the best way to accept payments online. Stripe aims to expand Internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions and manage an online business. It's customer friendly and easy to implement on a shop's website. From newly launched startups to Fortune 500 companies, Stripe is fast becoming the leader in online payments. Founded in 2010 by Patrick and John Collison, Stripe is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

 

7.  GitHub - BEST DEVELOPER TOOLS

GitHub is the best place to build software together. Over 12 million people use GitHub to share code and build amazing things with friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers. With the collaborative features of GitHub, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster. Founded in 2008 by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath and PJ Hyett, GitHub is currently located in San Francisco, CA.

 
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8.  Nutanix - BEST COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY

Nutanix is a company focused on storage and enterprise visualization. It offers the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, which provides storage and computing power through deploying commodity computing servers (or "nodes"). Each of these nodes runs the Nutanix OS and a standard hypervisor. Both Nutanix and Dell sell the NOS. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. It has sales offices in Europe, Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, and Japan. Just four years after its launch date, it reached a $1 billion in valuation.

 

9.  Databricks - BEST BIG DATA FOR ENTERPRISE

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Making big data simple for the enterprise - that's what Databricks is all about. Databricks is the largest contributor to the open source Apache Spark - a data processing engine built for sophisticated analytics, ease-of-use and speed - project by providing 10 times more code than any other company. Databricks has the largest number of customers deploying Apache Spark to date.  Founded in 2013 by Ali Ghodsi, Ion Stoica, Reynold Xin, Andy Konwinski, Matei Zaharia and Patrick Wendell, Databricks is currently located at San Francisco, CA.

 

10.  Qualtrics - BEST ENTERPRISE SAAS

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Qualtrics is a growing SaaS company that make it fast and easy to capture customer, employee and market insights in one place.   Qualtrics empowers customers to make informed, data-driven business decisions by allowing them to collect, analyze and act on customer satisfaction, employee engagement, 360-degree reviews, product concept and employee feedback. Founded in 2002 by Jared Smith, Ryan Smith and Stuart Orgill, Qualtrics is currently headquartered in Provo, UT.  Qualtrics could become a multi-billion dollar company in the enterprise technology based on its current growth models.

 

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