101 Top San Francisco SaaS Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based SaaS companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the SaaS industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco SaaS Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

DocuSign

DocuSign

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DocuSign helps small- and medium-sized businesses collect information, automate data workflows, and sign on various devices.

GitLab

GitLab

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GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.

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KeepTruckin

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KeepTruckin helps trucking companies manage their fleets and have their drivers legally log their hours.

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Pipefy

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Pipefy specializes in the fields of process management, workflow, process automation, and task management.

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Nylas

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Nylas is an API platform that helps developers build features that connect to every email, calendar, and contacts provider in the world.

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HoneyBook

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HoneyBook is a business management platform creating tools to help creative entrepreneurs run their business on their own terms.

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SpotOn

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SpotOn develops innovative software and payment solutions that help businesses increase revenue.

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Dialpad

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Dialpad is an AI-powered cloud communications platform that turns conversations into opportunities and helps teams make smart calls.

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Harness

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Harness is a Continuous Delivery as-a-Service platform for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production.

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Gigster

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Gigster is the first team intelligence engine, enabling software development teams to achieve 30% higher efficiency.

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Chargebee

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Chargebee provides subscription and recurring billing systems for SaaS and e-commerce businesses.

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Samsara

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Samsara is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud

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PagerDuty

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PagerDuty is an operations performance platform delivering visibility and actionable intelligence across the entire incident lifecycle.

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Algolia

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Algolia is the Search-as-a-Service platform that enables companies to deliver fast and relevant digital experiences that drive real results.

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MURAL

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MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration

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CircleCI

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CircleCI is a continuous integration and delivery platform that automates development workflows and IT operations.

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Stripe

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Stripe is a developer-oriented commerce company helping small and large companies accept web and mobile payments.

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Sysdig

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Sysdig is a cloud-native visibility and security company that provides cloud and container security for enterprises and their DevOps teams.

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Metromile

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Metromile is a car insurance company using data science and machine learning to offer drivers new and fairer insurance.

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New Relic

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New Relic is a digital intelligence company that delivers full-stack visibility and analytics to enterprises.

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Airtable

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Airtable is a cloud-based software company that offers an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing relational databases.

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Yalo

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Yalo develops an AI-based customer relationship management platform used to help businesses offer a delightful customer experience.

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Copper

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Copper offers customer relationship management solutions for companies that use Google applications.

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Medallia

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Medallia offers a SaaS platform that captures experience data from signal fields emitted by customers and employees.

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Census

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Census is a data automation platform that synchronizes customer’s data warehouses with business systems and tools.

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Ironclad

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Ironclad is one of the nation’s top makers of enterprise software for managing contracts

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UserLeap

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UserLeap is a continuous research platform that delivers in-depth insights for product teams to continuously improve their product.

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Grammarly

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Grammarly’s digital writing assistant helps people write more clearly and effectively.

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Privacera

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Privacera is a SaaS-based data security and governance platform that offers data sharing without compromising regulatory compliance.

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MindTickle

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MindTickle is a software company that offers sales readiness and enablement tools for businesses.

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Forethought

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Forethought builds artificially intelligent agents to supercharge enterprise workflows, starting with Agatha, the AI for Customer Support.

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Intercom

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Conversational Relationship Platform helping businesses build customer relationships through personalized, messenger-based experiences.

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Demandbase

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Demandbase specializes in account-based marketing offering AI-enabled ABM platform.

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Zendesk

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Zendesk is a customer service platform that develops a software to empower organization and customer relationships.

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Observe.AI

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Observe.AI is a software company that leverages AI, Natural Language Processing, and analytics to develop contact center software.

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Prismic

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Headless CMS with an API, CDN and a Writing Room

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SightCall

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SightCall is a live video SaaS enabling visual support for enterprises enriched by Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence insights.

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Extracker

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Extracker is a cost communication platform purpose built for the commercial construction industry.

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Mixpanel

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Mixpanel is an analytic platform that helps companies measure what matters, make decisions fast, and build better products through data.

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Pantheon

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Pantheon is the WebOps platform where marketers, designers and developers drive results with WordPress and Drupal websites.

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Amplitude

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Amplitude is a product intelligence platform that provides digital product tools that help teams run and grow their businesses.

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PandaDoc

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PandaDoc enables users to create, deliver, and manage their teams’ quotes, proposals, contracts, and other sales collateral.

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Cobalt

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Cobalt is a PTaaS platform that transforms traditional pentesting into a data-driven vulnerability management engine.

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Sauce Labs

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Sauce Labs provides cloud-based testing for mobile and web applications.

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Kong

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Kong is the cloud-connectivity company offering the industry-leading service connectivity platform designed for modern architectures.

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Gainsight

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Gainsight is a technology company that offers a range of software for optimizing the customer experience and improving product analytics.

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Kenna Security

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Kenna is a SaaS risk and vulnerability intelligence platform that accurately measures risk and prioritizes remediation efforts.

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MoEngage

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MoEngage is an internet company that features cloud-based marketing services for consumer businesses.

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Sense

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Sense is a smart talent engagement and communication platform that helps companies find, recruit, and deploy talent.

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HoloBuilder

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HoloBuilder enables construction teams to easily capture, communicate, and control project progress with 360° image technology.

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Taulia

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Taulia is a FinTech startup that provides working capital management and electronic invoicing services for supply chain companies.

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StackShare

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StackShare is on a mission to connect every developer in the world with the right tools and the companies using them.

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Serverless

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Serverless provides development framework for building serverless architectures.

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Blueshift

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Blueshift offers the SmartHub CDP, which helps brands deliver relevant and connected experiences across every customer interaction.

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Narvar

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Narvar is a customer experience platform that helps retailers inspire long-term customer loyalty, at all steps of the post-purchase journey.

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Node

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Node offers an AI-as-a-service solution intended for platforms that leverages people and company data.

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Lob

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Lob provides direct mail and address verification APIs which allows businesses to send personalized mail to their customers.

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Zenefits

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Zenefits delivers a complete, all-mobile HR experience for small and medium businesses.

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OneLogin

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OneLogin is a cloud identity and access management solution that enables enterprises to secure all apps for their users on all devices.

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UserTesting

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UserTesting is an on-demand human insight platform designed to improve customer insights.

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GoodData

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GoodData is an analytics company that provides access to business reporting, dashboards, and ad hoc analytics to customers.

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Lever

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Lever builds modern recruiting software for teams to source, interview, and hire top talent.

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TruSTAR

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TruSTAR is a cloud native Intelligence Management platform that transforms and automates data for security operations.

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Brightwheel

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Brightwheel is the first all-in-one software platform for preschools and childcare providers.

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Eden Workplace

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The complete suite of software to manage the hybrid office.

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SmartRecruiters

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SmartRecruiters is an end-to-end recruiting platform to find, engage, and hire talent.

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FinancialForce

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FinancialForce develops cloud back-office applications for salesforce CRM.

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15Five

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15Five combines software, education, and community to create effective managers, highly engaged employees, and top-performing organizations

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Sendoso

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Sendoso helps companies connect and drive revenue with personalized gifts, eGifts, virtual experiences, and more.

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Optimizely

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Optimizely is a platform that provides digital experience solutions.

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Flexport

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Flexport is a full-service global freight forwarder and logistics platform using modern software to fix the user experience in global trade.

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Envoy

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Envoy is transforming modern workplaces, challenging the status quo with innovations that make office life and work more meaningful.

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Optiyol

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Optiyol helps freight and passenger transportation fleets for smarter route schedules that reduce costs and improve on-time performance.

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Zapier

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Zapier allows its users to easily connect and automate the apps they use.

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Booksy

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Booksy is an online platform for finding and booking beauty and wellness appointments.

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PlanGrid

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Simple, powerful construction software that GCs, subs, and owners love to use.

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Meltwater

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Meltwater is a media Intelligence & social listening tools for measuring, managing and magnifying corporate reputation.

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Hone

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Hone is a next-generation platform for live online leadership and management training.

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Lucidworks

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Lucidworks offers the Connected Experience Cloud to some of the world’s largest brands.

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Hubilo

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Hubilo is the virtual + hybrid event platform built for engagement and event excellence.

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Ease

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Ease is a benefits administration software designed for small businesses, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers.

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Prezi

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Prezi is an interactive cloud-based presentation platform that helps users connect with their audience.

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Gusto

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Gusto provides a cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management solution for businesses.

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Nitro

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Nitro is a document productivity company that helps organizations accelerate business processes and drive digital transformation.

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Aizon

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Aizon is a cloud-based SaaS platform that helps optimize industrial processes in biotech and pharma.

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Singular

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Singular, a marketing intelligence platform, unifies marketing analytics, giving marketers actionable insights from previously siloed data

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Tigera

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Kubernetes security and observability in minutes. Any Kubernetes distribution, any cloud, any application.

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Coralogix

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Coralogix is a SaaS platform that uses machine learning algorithms to facilitate delivery and maintenance processes for software providers.

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AccessBell

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AccessBell is a Video Conferencing for Enterprise Workflows.

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Fieldwire

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Fieldwire is the field management platform construction pros count on to easily manage the jobsite.

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Recurly

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Subscription billing management SaaS platform powering 2,000+ brands including Sling TV, BarkBox, Asana, FabFitFun, Cinemark & Twitch

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SocialChorus

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SocialChorus is the workforce communication platform that transforms the digital workplace to mobilize the enterprise.

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Gladly

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Gladly is reinventing customer service with a customer service platform that centers around customers, not cases, across any channel.

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AppOmni

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AppOmni is a SaaS security management solution that enables security and IT teams to secure applications used by their employees.

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Torch

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Torch is a leadership development platform that provides coaching, software, and feedback to raise performers to the next level.

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DataGrail

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DataGrail is a data privacy startup that helps businesses navigate the growing array of privacy regulations.

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Leanplum

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Leanplum is a mobile marketing platform that delivers meaningful engagement across messaging and the in-app experience.

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Mya Systems

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Mya Systems is a conversational AI platform for hiring teams that serves enterprises and agencies.

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StreamSets

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Streamsets is a DataOps platform for modern data integration.

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WorkRamp

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The all-in-one learning platform to train your customers, partners, and employees.

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TrustArc

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TrustArc provides solutions to manage privacy compliance for the GDPR, CCPA, and other global privacy regulations.

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