Today, we’re proud to share that Namely has been named to the 2017 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. The list is published by Forbes, in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.
The task of transforming how companies handle their HR, payroll, and benefits is a significant one—and we’re honored to be recognized for our continued growth and leadership.
Onwards and Upwards
Namely was also included on last year’s Cloud 100 list, with companies like Slack, Dropbox, SurveyMonkey, and Squarespace. “Our inaugural Cloud 100 list showed the tech and venture capital community just how many standout private cloud companies there are to watch, and this year’s list is no exception,” said Forbes editor of the Cloud 100 list Alex Konrad.
Since last year, Namely has jumped twenty spots up the list. This is in large part due to our progress over the past year: We raised a $50 million Series D, launched Time Management and Managed Services, made senior leadership hires and hosted our first ever Client Summit.
“We’re highly focused on our mission,” says Matt Straz, Namely’s Founder and CEO. “I’m proud of all that our team has accomplished and even more excited for the opportunities that lie ahead—especially now that we offer everything mid-sized companies need to build better workplaces. ”
“These companies are leading the cloud technology revolution!” said Byron Deeter, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “The founders and teams behind the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 companies are of another caliber and we are beyond excited to celebrate the hard work and enormous value these companies are creating as they propel the trillion-dollar software industry forward.”
Where NYC Meets HR
The 2017 Cloud 100 list includes a wide range of companies, so what makes Namely stand out? We’re one of just a handful of companies (13%) based in New York. It’s rare for SaaS businesses to find their home outside of Silicon Valley, but our roots—and the endless energy, drive, and passion they represent—are core to who we are as a company.
Beyond that, we’re one of five companies in the HR space and one of only two offering core HR services.
Being an NYC-based HR company sets us apart, but there’s something we share with most all of those on the Cloud 100. They’re also mid-sized companies—just like the companies we partner with everyday.
For more information on the Cloud 100, you can see the complete list here.