- Revenue potential
- Leadership team
- Brand/product traction
- Competitive landscape
Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.
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- 2021 Best Tech Startups in California
- 2021 Best Tech Startups in Mountain View
- 2020 Best Tech Startups in Mountain View
- 2019 Best Tech Startups in Mountain View
“We’re on a mission to better everyday life through robotics.
Our custom electric autonomous vehicles are designed to bring the things you need—from produce to prescriptions—right to your home. Nuro’s autonomous delivery can give you valuable time back and more freedom to do what you love. This convenient, eco-friendly, safe alternative to driving can make streets safer and cities more livable. Nuro has brought autonomous delivery to local communities in Texas, Arizona, and California—for less driving and more thriving.”
2. Wisk Aero
“Wisk is an urban air-mobility company dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone. With over a decade of piloted and autonomous flight experience, we’ve created Cora—our all-electric, self-flying air taxi that will change the future of daily commutes and urban travel.
Formed as a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation, Wisk will shape the future of daily commutes and urban travel—safely and sustainably, starting with our launch partnership in New Zealand.
The Cora team is now the foundation of Wisk and together we’re working toward a future where you’ll be able to safely soar over traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Because everyone has somewhere to be, someone to see, and now—a better way to get there.”
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“Workato is the leading Enterprise Automation Platform. Workato enables both business and IT teams to integrate their apps and automate business workflows without compromising security and governance. It enables companies to drive real time outcomes from business events.
There is no coding required, and the platform utilizes Machine Learning and patented technology to make the creation and implementation of automations 10X faster than traditional platforms.”
“Groq designs radically simple elegant processor architecture technology to accelerate complex workloads in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-performance computing.”
“Wag Labs, Inc. is the developer of Wag!, the on-demand dog walking platform.
At Wag! we’re crazy about dogs and the people who love them, and everything we do is intended to bring them joy and keep them safe. Our company was founded in 2015 and born from a love of dogs and an entrepreneurial spirit with the aim to make pet parenthood just a little bit easier so dogs and their humans can share a fulfilling life full of joyful moments.
We invented on-demand dog walking by connecting an already passionate community of local dog walkers with Pet Parents. Launching in Los Angeles, Wag! services are now available in all 50 states and more than 4,600 cities nationwide. Pet Caregivers using Wag! are thoroughly vetted and pass a rigorous screening process, and our services are bonded and insured.”
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“Redis makes apps faster, by creating a data foundation for a real-time world. It is the driving force behind Open-Source Redis, the world’s most loved in-memory database, and commercial provider of Redis Enterprise, a real time data platform. Redis Enterprise powers real-time services for over 8,000 organizations globally. It builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed of Open-Source Redis along with an enterprise grade data platform that offers robustness of modern data models, management, automation, performance and resiliency to deploy and run modern applications at any scale from anywhere on the planet.”
Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Sunnyvale
“As the foremost enabler of autonomous vehicle development, Applied Intuition equips engineering and product teams with software that makes it faster, safer, and easier to bring autonomy to market.”
“BigPanda is the only Event Correlation and Automation platform built for domain-agnostic AIOps. We transform how IT teams prevent outages and resolve incidents by turning data into insights and action. Without BigPanda, IT Ops and DevOps teams struggle with manual and reactive incident response capabilities that are badly suited for the scale, complexity and velocity of modern IT environments. This results in painful outages, unhappy customers, growing IT headcount and the inability to focus on innovation.
Fortune 500 enterprises such as Intel, Cisco, United, Nike, Marriott and Expedia rely on BigPanda to prevent outages, reduce costs, and give their teams time back for digital transformation. BigPanda helps organizations take a giant step towards Autonomous IT Operations by turning IT noise into insights and manual tasks into automated actions. BigPanda is backed by top-tier investors including Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Battery Ventures, Greenfield Partners and Insight Partners. Visit www.bigpanda.io for more information.”
“Moveworks is revolutionizing how companies support their employees — with the first AI platform that makes getting help at work effortless.
Using advanced conversational AI built for the enterprise, Moveworks gives employees exactly what they need, from IT support to HR help to policy information. Our platform allows customers like DocuSign, Broadcom, and Western Digital to move forward on what matters.
Founded in 2016, Moveworks has raised $315 million in funding, at a valuation of $2.1 billion. We’ve been named to the Forbes AI 50 list for three consecutive years, while earning recognition as the Best Chatbot Solution at the 2021 AI Breakthrough Awards. Above all, we’ve built an AI company that puts people first, which is why both Inc. and the San Francisco Business Times called Moveworks one of the Best Workplaces of 2021.”
10. Treasure Data
“Treasure Data is a best-of-breed enterprise customer data platform (CDP) that powers the entire business to reclaim customer-centricity in the age of the digital customer. We do this by connecting all data into one smart customer data platform, uniting teams and systems to power purposeful engagements that drive value and protect privacy for every customer, every time.”