44 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2019
- If your 2019 plans include looking for a new job at a hot startup, we’ve got you covered.
- It’s once again time for Business Insider’s annual picks of enterprise startups poised to flourish in 2019 and beyond.
- We selected a variety of startups at a variety of stages and locations.
As the New Year approaches, many of us find this is a natural time for self-reflection on our lives.
If you’ve come to the conclusion that you’re ready for a new job and want to go to a startup that plays in the $3.8 trillion world of enterprise tech — selling wares to other businesses, not to consumers — we’ve got you covered.
Here’s our annual list of promising enterprise startups who did so well in 2018, they are poised for future success in 2019 and beyond.
We looked at a variety of factors when selecting this list including the experience of leaders and founders, the reputations of investors and the amount of funding raised along with valuations, based on data from online finance database Pitchbook, keeper of such records. We also selected startups at a variety of stages from just starting out to well established.
Here are the 44 enterprise tech startups to bet your career on in 2019:
Zapier: The plumbing that connects the internet
Total raised to date: $1.2 million
Year founded: 2011
HQ: Sunnyvale, CA
What it does: Zapier helps users easily connect apps together through integrations. In other words, it will automatically connect one piece of workplace software to another
Why it’s hot: This seven-year-old company has raised a total of $2.56 million, but this year, it announced that it already has a $35 million annualized run rate, a key measure of revenue. Oh, and by the way, at Zapier, you can work in pajamas from the comfort of your bedroom, if you really wanted to. This all-remote company even started a delocation package of $10,000 to move away from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area.
Platform Science: a telematics bigwig is back with a new company
Total raised to date: $14 million
Year founded: 2015
HQ: San Diego
What it does: Platform Science does what it calls “enterprise IoT fleet management” which is a lot of buzzwords that means it puts a specialized computer into each truck (or other fleet vehicle) stuffed with all kinds of apps, communications, mapping, fuel economy, driver performance. Plus it allows other software developers to write apps for the device, too.
Why it’s hot: CEO John Kennedy is a former Qualcomm bigwig, who sold his last telematics company for $800 million. Now he’s back with a new telematics company that uses all the latest tech to take on the legacy players.
BigID: help for GDPR
Valuation: $26.06 million
Total raised to date: $46.16 million
Year founded: 2015
HQ: New York
What it does: BigID offers a way for companies to find and identify their most sensitive data.
Why it’s hot: Data privacy software became a hot category after European GDPR data privacy rules were mandated in May. This helped the company raise $30 million this year from investors like Scale Venture Partners and the investment arms of Comcast and SAP. Founder and CEO, Dimitri Sirota, also sold his previous security startup to CA in 2013.