Medium: The Rise of the Cloud: The 2020 Forbes Cloud 100

This morning, for the fifth year in a row, in partnership with Forbes and Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures is excited to reveal the 2020 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the world’s top 100 private cloud companies and the 20 rising stars poised to join their ranks. We’re proud to be part of the global cloud community and appreciate the opportunity to honor and recognize these companies and their achievements.

As data becomes an ever-more critical component of digital transformation and automation, companies that help enterprises solve data-related problems will continue to grow. We recommend keeping on eye on Automation Anywhere (#20), which uses natural language processing, image recognition and other advanced technologies to automate tasks from billing to managing the flow of customer data; BigID (#93), which automates data compliance and transforms how enterprises find, track, secure and govern their customer and employee data; and Zapier (#24), which connects disparate apps, making it possible to automate workflows between them.