The 50 Most Promising Startups

The Information selected 50 companies that have the potential to be the most valuable businesses in their categories based on their current revenue, business model, and growth prospects. To build the list, our reporters consulted industry sources and gathered previously undisclosed financial information. We limited the list to startups that had raised less than $100 million in funding or began operations within the last three years. We excluded companies that are already “unicorns,” or worth more than $1 billion on paper.

Want to know what the future of the tech industry, and business, will be like? The Information selected 50 companies across six sectors to be on our inaugural list of the most promising private tech startups. We believe these companies have the potential to be the most valuable businesses in their categories based on their current revenue, business model, and growth prospects.

To build the list, The Information reporters consulted an array of industry sources and gathered previously undisclosed business and financial information. We limited the list to companies that had raised less than $100 million in venture capital or began operations within the last three years. And we excluded companies that are already “unicorns,” or worth more than $1 billion on paper. We look forward to updating it regularly and to expanding the categories over time. Read “What We Learned From the 50 Most Promising Startups” here.

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