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PINTEREST (IPO 2019)
Social Networking Company
Pinterest is an image sharing and social media service designed to enable saving and discovery of information on the internet using images and, on a smaller scale, animated GIFs and videos, in the form of pinboards.
PALANTIR (IPO 2020)
Big Data Analytics company started by Peter Thiel.
Raised over $2 Billion.
NEXTDOOR (PUBLIC IN NOV 2021 VIA KHOSLA VENTURES SPAC)
Social Networking Company
Nextdoor is a hyperlocal social networking service for neighborhoods.
It is currently available in 11 countries. Nextdoor has 1 in 4 U.S. households. It has 270,000 neighborhoods globally. There have been 50 million local business recommendations from neighbors. In March 2020, Nextdoor’s number of daily active users surged 80% month-over-month. Nextdoor has backing from prominent investors including Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners, Riverwood Capital, Bond, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, etc. Nextdoor has raised approximately $460 million in total funding.
Cloud Data Management and Enterprise Backup Company
Founded in 2014, Rubrik is a leading provider of Cloud Data Management and Enterprise Backup Services. Rubrik had earlier announced that it reached an annualized gross bookings run rate of $600 million in Jan 2020. It crossed $100 Million in revenue in 2018. Rubrik has raised over $550 million in funding from Bain Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures, IVP, John Chambers, etc.
Big Data Analytics Company
Provides Business-intelligence analytics search software. ThoughtSpot has raised over $550 Million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Sapphire Ventures, HP Enterprise, Geodesic Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, etc. The company is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Cornami is creating a new era in cybersecurity by applying Homomorphic Encryption that permits users to perform computations on its encrypted data without first decrypting it. Cornami has closed a $50 million Series C round led by Softbank. Fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) allows the evaluation of arbitrary circuits composed of multiple types of gates of unbounded depth, and is the strongest notion of homomorphic encryption.
Distributed Computing Company
Founded in 2017, Pensando Systems is led by Silicon Valley’s legendary “MPLS” team from Cisco — Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero, Soni Jiandani, and Randy Pond — who have an unmatched track record, having already sold multiple enterprise companies. Pensando has raised a total of approximately $280 Million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, HP Enterprise, Ericsson Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, John Chambers (Cisco former CEO), Goldman Sachs, etc. Pensando is pioneering distributed computing designed for the new edge, powering software-defined cloud, compute, networking, storage, and security services to transform existing architectures into the secure, ultra-fast environments demanded by next-generation applications.
AI for Hiring
Valued at $4.6B, Checkr is using AI technology to bring hiring to the next level. Checkr has raised approximately $550 million in funding. Investors include Fidelity Management & Research, Franklin Templeton, Khosla Ventures, IVP, T. Rowe Price, Coatue, Accel, BOND Capital and Y Combinator.
Uniphore is an AI company that does conversational analytics, conversational assistant and conversational security. The company is based in Palo Alto, California and Chennai, India. Cisco ex-CEO John Chambers has been an investor in Uniphore since 2017. He is also a Board Member and has the title of ‘Chief Guru’ of Uniphore. Uniphore has raised over $210 million in funding from John Chambers, Sorenson Capital Partners, Cisco Investments, National Grid Partners, March Capital Partners, etc.
Enterprise SaaS company for Digital Contracting
IronClad is an enterprise SaaS company that provides digital contracting for legal teams. It is based in Silicon Valley. L’Oréal, Staples, Mastercard, are some of its customers. The company was named one of the 20 Rising Stars on the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 list and has raised over $180 million in funding from leading investors like Sequoia, Mary Meeker's Bond Capital, Accel, Y Combinator, Lux, and Emergence.
Dataminr is one of the world's leading AI companies. Dataminr’s clients are the first to know about high-impact events and emerging risks so they can mitigate and manage crises more effectively. Dataminr solutions are relied on 24/7 by hundreds of clients in over 75 countries to help them solve real-world problems. Dataminr has raised approximately $1 billion in funding. Investors include Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, MSD Capital (Dell CEO Michael Dell’s fund), Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Venrock, Eldridge (owns LA Dodgers and makes tech investments), Valor Equity Partners (the firm behind Tesla and many tech startups), Reinvent Capital (Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman’s firm), ArrowMark Partners, IVP, Eden Global, etc.
ORB INTELLIGENCE (ACQURIED BY DUN AND BRADSTREET IN 2020)
Big Data Company
Big Data company for B2B Marketing, run by seasoned founders.
Wag is a mobile application used to instantly find trusted and certified dog walkers.
Wag! is a technology platform that supports dog walking, pet sitting, veterinary care, and training services across 4,600 cities and all 50 states. Hundreds of thousands of Pet Caregivers across America, from coast to coast, use Wag! to build their business online. Wag! has raised over $360 million.