Forbes releases 2021 Cloud 100 list of the world’s best private cloud companies

Stripe, Payment Processing Company, Ranked Best Cloud Startup

NEW YORK – August 10, 2021 – Forbes today released its 2021 Cloud 100 list, the definitive ranking of the world’s top 100 private cloud companies, produced in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

“Our Cloud 100 list recognizes the most innovative and valuable private companies in the field of cloud technology,” said Alex konrad, editor-in-chief at Forbes. “This year’s ranking takes a truly global perspective, with 12 companies on the list based outside of the US and nine more co-headquartered or founded outside of the US. adding 29 newcomers to our 2021 roster and making this a particularly transformative time for the industry. “

Online payment processor Bandaged returns to # 1 after landing at # 2 on last year’s roster. Collectively, this year’s list winners have a combined market value of $ 514 billion, almost double the total in 2020, with Stripe accounting for nearly a fifth of that. Together, the top 10 on the list are worth some $ 190 billion.

Since the finalization of the 2021 ranking in July, the two risk (N ° 81) and CS nightclub (No.85) have since gone public while 15 other companies in last year’s Cloud 100 have been removed from the list since last year thanks to the IPO, including Snowflake, UiPath, Confluent, Procore , among others.

To coincide with the launch, Forbes highlights Figma (No. 7) CEO and Co-Founder Dylan Field in a New Taking Shape Story, about how the 29-year-old entrepreneur turned the company into the hottest design software startup, rated at 10 billion dollars and used by Airbnb, BMW and zoom.

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Forbes data partner Bessemer Venture Partners received hundreds of submissions to identify highlights in cloud categories that demonstrated strong financial results and other outstanding quality factors, such as adoption and satisfaction. unprecedented customers. A panel of 25 judges, made up of a majority of public cloud CEOs, selected and ranked the top 100 companies using a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors. The assessment process included four factors: estimated assessment (30%), operating metrics (20%), people and culture (15%), and market leadership (35%), which the jury then weighed in to select, rate and rank the winners.

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