Cloudinary is Named to the Forbes Cloud 100 for Fourth Consecutive Year
For the fourth consecutive year, Cloudinary has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.
Powerful visual experiences that create connections are everything to any business competing in today’s digital-first economy. Fueled by the continued rise in demand for engaging visual experiences, particularly in industries like eCommerce, media and publishing, entertainment, eLearning and fitness, Cloudinary’s media management solutions empower more than 8,000 customers and one million users around the world by helping them build better, more engaging connections with their customers and communities. Cloudinary is the visual content engine behind many of the world’s most successful brands including Atlassian, Bleacher Report, Bombas, Grubhub, Hinge, NBC, Neiman Marcus, Nintendo, Mediavine, Peloton, Petco and Under Armour.
“The companies of the Cloud 100 list represent the best and brightest emerging companies in the cloud sector”
“It’s a privilege to be featured on the Forbes Cloud 100 again this year, and to be included among such amazing and innovative cloud companies,” said Itai Lahan, CEO and Co-founder of Cloudinary. “It has been an exciting year for Cloudinary, as companies around the world continue to recognize the power visual media holds across every customer interaction and touchpoint. Just last month we welcomed our one millionth user, a proud milestone that underscores the breadth of our community. Our inclusion on this year’s list is a testament to that community — leading developers, creatives, marketers, and companies across all industries — as well as our team’s dedication to ensuring they succeed in today’s visual economy.”
“The companies of the Cloud 100 list represent the best and brightest emerging companies in the cloud sector,” said Alex Konrad, senior editor at Forbes. “Every year, it gets more difficult to make this list — meaning even more elite company for those who do. Congratulations to each of the 2021 Cloud 100 honorees and to our 20 Rising Stars up-and-comers poised to join their ranks.”
“The private cloud ecosystem continues to see historic rates of digital transformation,” said Byron Deeter, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Private cloud valuations are getting bigger as the market’s appetite for cloud continues to grow. These founders represent the absolute best in cloud computing today, and they appear likely to follow in the footsteps of our esteemed Cloud 100 alumni. Congratulations to these cloud leaders!”
“How we work has undergone a paradigm shift and businesses of all shapes and sizes are reimagining the tools that are needed to ensure working from anywhere is a sustainable, long-lasting solution,” said Alex Kayyal, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures. “The last 18 months have made digital transformation an urgent imperative and the cloud has never been more pivotal in powering our new digital economy. The companies on this list represent the leaders and businesses shaping the future of the cloud ecosystem and we are excited to partner with Bessemer Venture Partners and Forbes to honor these trailblazers of the industry.”
For the sixth straight year, the Cloud 100 reviews submissions from hundreds of cloud startups and private companies each year. The Cloud 100 evaluation process involved ranking companies across four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), and people & culture (15%). The Cloud 100 enlists the help of a judging panel of 34 public cloud company CEOs who assist in evaluating and ranking their private company peers.