2021 Best Tech Startups in Mountain View

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Mountain View, California. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. 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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1. Nuro

Nuro

Founded: 2016

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“At Nuro our mission is to accelerate the benefits of robotics for everyday life. More efficient use of our resources, our time, and our attention. For all of us.

When Google decided to pursue a fully autonomous, self-driving car program, they accelerated a future where over one million lives will be saved every year. Our founders spent years together as part of the Google Self-Driving Car program… from its early inception to what it has become today. With the launch of Nuro we are aiming for similarly meaningful impact.

We’re working on something big. Join us.”

2. SentinelOne

SentinelOne

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Mountain View

“SentinelOne was founded in 2013 by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts who developed a fundamentally new, groundbreaking approach to endpoint protection.

SentinelOne is a pioneer in delivering autonomous security for the endpoint, datacenter and cloud environments to help organizations secure their assets with speed and simplicity. SentinelOne unifies prevention, detection, response, remediation and forensics in a single platform powered by artificial intelligence. With SentinelOne, organizations can detect malicious behavior across multiple vectors, rapidly eliminate threats with fully-automated integrated response and to adapt their defenses against the most advanced cyberattacks. SentinelOne has offices in Mountain View, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo. The company is recognized by Gartner as a Visionary for Endpoint Protection and has enterprise customers in North America, Europe, and Japan.”

3. Confluent

Confluent

Founded: 2014

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Mountain View

“Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease-of-use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Companies leading their respective industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing, spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and London with offices globally.”

4. Coursera

Coursera

Founded: 2012

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“Coursera was founded by two computer science professors at Stanford with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education. 170 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower over 35 million learners around the world to achieve their career goals. Over 1,400 companies use the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.”

5. Aeva

Aeva

Founded: 2017

“Aeva develops a new sensing & perception paradigm for autonomous machines. Aeva’s technology brings together the best of vision, depth & motion sensors into a single product with superior performance. Compared to today’s best in class, it provides greater range & resolution across weather conditions and a new dimension to precisely measure velocity of every pixel in the scene.”

6. Redis Labs

Redis Labs

Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Mountain View

“Redis Labs, home of Redis, the world’s most popular in-memory database, and provider of Redis Enterprise, delivers superior performance, reliability and flexibility for personalization, machine learning, IoT, search, ecommerce, social and metering solutions. Modern businesses depend on Redis Labs to deliver instant experiences, reliably and at scale.

Redis Enterprise is trusted by over 8500 customers, including three of top five communication and healthcare companies, six of top eight technology companies, and four of top seven retailers. Redis has been voted the most loved database, rated the most popular database container, #1 cloud database, and the #1 NoSQL in software stacks.”

7. Udacity

Udacity

Founded: 2011

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“At Udacity, our mission is to democratize education, a commitment to self-empowerment through learning, and a focus on connecting learning to jobs, Udacity is making technologies such as programming, data science, artificial intelligence, and self-driving cars available to a global community of lifelong learners. Udacity is where you come to learn the skills you need, to land the job you want, to build the life you deserve.”

8. Workato

Workato

Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Cupertino

“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.”

9. Eightfold

Eightfold

Founded: 2016

“Eightfold (fka VolkScience) is the industry’s first Talent Intelligence Platform, built for enterprises, to address Talent Acquisition and Management in a holistic fashion. The platform is built with three pillars in mind:

  1. First, we believe that people are every enterprise’s greatest asset, and we want to put them at the center. We aggregate all people data within an enterprise – from applicants to alumni – which is currently siloed across many different point solutions. This becomes the richest & most comprehensive Talent Network for each enterprise.
  2. Second, we use data to provide intelligence on what people are capable of doing instead of just what they have done in the past. This allows enterprises to more effectively match people to the right opportunities.
  3. using AI, the platform continuously learns from enterprise and individual performance to predict future roles, performance, and career alternatives.”

10. Ghost

Ghost

Founded: 2017

“Ghost turns your car into a self-driving car.  By adding a few small cameras and a compact computer to existing cars, Ghost will deliver Real Self-Driving on freeways, with a system so safe commuters can fully pay attention to something other than driving.

Ghost was founded by John Hayes and Volkmar Uhlig in 2017. John previously founded Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), taking the company public in 2015. The company is backed by Mike Speiser at Sutter Hill Ventures, Keith Rabois at Founders Fund, and Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.”

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