- 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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“BlueVine is on a mission to empower small businesses with innovative banking designed for them. Small businesses deserve accessible and modern financial services, and traditional banks have underserved them for too long.
By combining industry-leading technology and security with our team’s expertise and care, we help small businesses spend their time on what matters most—the next chapter of their business.
Since 2013, we’ve provided small and medium-sized businesses with access to more than $9 billion in financing. As a top small business banking provider trusted by over 200,000 small business owners, we’re proud to offer a full suite of tailored banking services, including a business checking account, line of credit, and invoice factoring.”
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“Carbon is reinventing how products are designed, engineered, made & delivered. Carbon’s Digital Manufacturing platform enables repeatable production of end-use parts with industrial grade materials and exceptional surface finish. Whether you’re making one or a million.
Our company is built on the idea that innovation requires diverse perspectives and disciplines—hardware, software, and molecular science—working together to create the future of how things are made. We want to enable creators to think beyond the limitations of convention to design the parts and products that will drive the businesses of the future.”
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“At Branch, we’re transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Our mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. By integrating Branch technology into core marketing channels including apps, web, email, social media, search, and paid ads, leading brands are driving higher-value conversions than ever before.
Headquartered in Redwood City, CA and with offices around the globe, Branch has raised more than $200M from investors such as NEA, Founders Fund and Playground Ventures. We power mobile links, attribution, and measurement for more than 3 billion monthly users and over 50,000 apps — including Reddit, Buzzfeed, Twitch, Groupon, and many more.”
“Welcome to Caffeine
Caffeine is a new way for you and your friends to enjoy and create live entertainment, gaming, and sports broadcasts. Simplicity is at the core of what we do: from our clean design to our simple-to-use tools, we make it incredibly easy for anyone to start streaming in no time.
The best entertainers, gamers, & athletes.
The Ultimate Rap League, Jay Blac, Tsu Surf, Tay Roc, Mike P, Ronnie, CaRtOoNz, and Ohmwrecker. Live FOX Sports, ESPN, and college sports. Watch your favorites live, every week.”
“Karius sees a world where infectious disease is no longer a major threat to human health. To achieve this, the Karius Test uses genomics and AI to map a patient’s microbial landscape from a single blood sample to enable clinicians to make rapid treatment decisions.”
“Light is a depth-sensing and perception technology company focused on providing automobiles with the ability to see better than humans.”
“Skydio is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. Skydio leverages breakthrough AI to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for use by consumer, enterprise, and government customers.
Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of leading experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world.
Skydio designs, assembles, and supports its products in the U.S. from its headquarters in Redwood City, CA, to offer the highest standards of supply chain and manufacturing security.”
Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in Redwood City
“Our mission is to power more effective and accountable government.
We were founded in 2012, when California was in the middle of a budget crisis and municipal revenues were drying up. We discovered that dedicated public servants were struggling against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials. So we developed an easy-to-use, integrated Smart Government Cloud™ that features robust solutions for Budgeting, Operational Performance, and Citizen Engagement. We help government agencies of all sizes (including cities, counties, special districts, states, and schools) streamline their budget-building processes; track their progress; and share information with their communities, and collect their feedback.”
“Synack, the most trusted crowdsourced security testing platform, delivers smarter penetration testing for dynamic attack surfaces on a continuous cadence. The company’s hacker-powered, AI-enabled pen test provides access to the best worldwide talent, scalable and smart technology, and insights that secure our nation’s critical infrastructure and leading brands and businesses.”
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“Anomali® detects adversaries and tells you who they are. Organizations rely on the Anomali Threat Platform to detect threats, understand adversaries, and respond effectively. Anomali arms security teams with machine learning optimized threat intelligence and identifies hidden threats targeting their environments. The platform enables organizations to collaborate and share threat information among trusted communities and is the most widely adopted platform for ISACs and leading enterprises worldwide.”