Top 10 Enterprise Software Startups To Bet Your Money On

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Are you looking for a startup company to invest your money on? Companies that develop enterprise software saw the most promising growth among many startups. You can increase your money by investing in these startup companies:


10. SugarCRM



Founded in 2004, SugarCRM can still be considered as a startup in the enterprise software industry. This California-based company focuses more on open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Its open source products are available in a free and full-featured subscription editions. Its Sugar Community Edition has already seen more than 11 million downloads.

SugarCRM has been enjoying  positive cash flow since 2010. It is now considered to be the third biggest vendor of CRM software in the world.


9. Workday, Inc.

Workday, Inc.

Based in Pleasanton, California, Workday is another startup company that is into enterprise software. Its products are designed for payroll, financial management and human resource management. This company was founded in 2005 and is now valued at more than $9.5 billion. In 2011, Workday reported an income of more than $300 million.


8. Zendesk



Zendesk is a San Francisco-based software company that specializes in software designed for help desk services, ticketing, customer support, and issue tracking. Its SaaS suite called Zendesk can be integrated with most CRM and content management systems (CMS).

Facebook is just one of Zendesk’s more than 15,000 customers.


7. Opscode



Another startup software development company is Opscode which is based in Seattle. Its primary product called Chef aids IT professionals in server automation. This company was founded in 2008 and has now a total funding of about $33 million with more than 13,000 registered users.


6. Lithium Technologies

Lithium Technologies

Lithium Technologies is an expert in developing software for social media customer experience management. Their products combine the technologies used by online customer communities such as live chat, blogs and forums.

Aside from being headquartered in San Francisco, it has offices in London, Zurich, Sydney and other cities. This company was founded in 2001 and has now a total funding of more than $92 million.


5. Asana

For companies looking for a solution to help their teams and groups communicate and collaborate, Asana provides a solution also called ASANA. ASANA is a software application designed for project management. This company was established in 2009 and has a total funding of over $10 million.

Among the popular users of ASANA are companies such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Entelo and AdParlor.


4. Couchbase, Inc.

Couchbase, Inc.

Couchbase, Inc. is the company behind Couchbase Server, a NoSQL database software which has the capability to handle various kinds of data without slowing down. Companies like, Zynga and LinkedIn use Couchbase Server to run their applications.

Since being founded in 2009, Couchbase has already a funding of more than $30 million and is the key player in NoSQL.


3. Acquia


With more than $38 million in funding since its establishment in 2007, Acquia is currently one of the fastest growing enterprise software developers. Its primary product called Acquia Drupal provides products and services for Drupal. Its other popular products include Acquia Network, Acquia Cloud, Acquia Commons, Drupal Gardens and others.

As of the second quarter of 2013, Acquia which is based in Burlington, Massachusetts, reports having more than 3,800 enterprise customers.


2. Yammer


Yammer is a social network software application for enterprises. Launched by a company founded in 2008 bearing the same name, Yammer helps employees of a company connect with each other. It has now over five million users. The company has so far received $142 million in funding from venture capital companies.


1. Zuora


With its main office in Redwood City, Zuora develops SaaS software applications to automate the commerce, billing and finance operations of many companies. Their primary products include Z Billing, Z Tax, Z Payments and Z Force. Its clients include Hewlett-Packard, Yammer and BranchOut. This company was founded in 2007 and has a total funding of about $77 million.

This list is not the end. There are many other startup enterprise software developing companies that are showing positive growth and performance in terms of revenues and customer adoption. If you have another startup enterprise company in mind, feel free to share it with us.


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