SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - Segment, the customer data platform, today announced that it was named to the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, developed in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners. The list will appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine and can also be viewed online.
"Segment's mission is to help make all customer data accessible and actionable to every business, regardless of their size or set-up," said Peter Reinhardt, co-founder and CEO at Segment. "Being selected to the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 is an honor for our company. It's a testament to both the hard work of our team and the progress we've made to make this dream a reality."
The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 was selected by a panel of judges representing leading public cloud companies, including LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris, and Box co-founder / CEO Aaron Levie. Segment was chosen over hundreds of other submissions, using qualitative and quantitative data submitted by nominees, along with publicly available third-party data sources.
"Cloud companies are revolutionizing how businesses reach their customers today from digitizing painful old processes to allowing them more time to focus on what they really care about-what makes their products unique," said Alex Konrad, staff writer at Forbes and editor of the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list. "Inclusion in the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list recognizes a company for its financial growth and excellence as recognized by customers and peers."
"The Forbes Cloud 100 companies represent the very best private companies in cloud computing," said Byron Deeter, a leading cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. "We will see big IPOs and category killers emerge from this list as the cloud computing continues to propel the trillion-dollar software industry."
The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list can be viewed at www.forbes.com/cloud100.
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