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30 Best Small Companies to Watch 2017


Company Management Description
Art Papas, Founder & CEO Bullhorn provides cloud-based solutions for relationship-driven businesses. Its automated data capture and customer insight technology helps companies win customers and keep them engaged. Today, more than 7,000 companies rely on the Bullhorn platform to help increase sales, improve service delivery, and streamline operations. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn employs over 600 people globally. The company is founder-led and backed by Vista Equity Partners.
Tim Segall, CEO & Board Member Lavastorm powers enterprises-grade business applications with agile analytics to help businesses gain a competitive advantage by unlocking the potential of their data. It’s collaborative solution empowers businesses to quickly, easily and accurately build analytical applications at scale, across multiple, disparate data sources. Lavastorm is the only solution that combines data preparation with robust analytics for augmenting data-centric applications with integrated automation and governance. 
Image One
Rob Dube, Joel Pearlman, Founders imageOne's  passion is document lifecycle management: managed print services, document process automation and document security. imageOne services benefit the entire organization – from budget-focused CIOs to the IT team to the end-user. To put it simply: the firm helps companies save time and money. imageOne's driving purpose is to provide an extraordinary experience for its  customers, its team, and its community. 
Resource Edge
Phil Gonzalez, CEO & Founder Resource Edge was founded in 1999 by recruiters looking to establish an effective way to automate and improve the Internet resume search and source process. Today, Resource Edge has expanded the mission. Resource Edge currently provides thousands of companies with recruitment front-end and new ATS applications as well as sales-focused CRM applications. The company features two powerful brands: TalentHook - a well-established front-end recruitment solution used by thousands of professionals in corporate recruiting, staffing and independent recruiting across North America. 
Jonathan Huberman, CEO Ooyala provides everything our customers need to connect with viewers on all screens: to package, manage, publish, syndicate, measure, personalize and monetize video. The company offers the industry’s most comprehensive video solution, built for modularity to enable swift integration of best-of-breed components from the video ecosystem. Its open platform integrates smoothly with existing systems and allows partners to add components easily, enabling rapid development and deployment of sophisticated media workflows.
Andrew W. Feinberg, CEO Brightcove Inc. is a leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across every connected device. The company offers a suite of products and services that reduce the complexity and increase the profitability of publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing multi-screen video. Brightcove has more than 5,500 customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company’s cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. 
Echo Nest
Jim Lucchese, CEO The Echo Nest is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans. Leading music services (Clear Channel’s iHeartradio, MOG, Rdio, SiriusXM, Spotify), editorial, video and social media networks (BBC.com, Foursquare, MTV, Twitter, VEVO, Yahoo!), connected device manufacturers (doubleTwist, Nokia) and big brands (Coca Cola, Intel, Microsoft, Reebok) use its platform and solutions to build smarter music experiences that help fans to better discover, share and interact with the music they love. 
Kevin H. Johnson, CEO Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where more than 18 million students learn from an extensive library of 55,000 courses taught by expert instructors in over 80 different languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to host and distribute their own content in one central place. 
Bill Clerico, Co-founder and CEO WePay, a Chase company, helps online platforms increase revenue through integrated payments processing under their own name. The company has uniquely enabled more than 1,000 platforms including Constant Contact, GoFundMe, and Meetup to incorporate payments without compromising on their user experience or taking on risk and regulatory exposure. In a mobile world, WePay’s integrations with Apple Pay and Android Pay for the Web help ensure high transaction conversions, while the company’s mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution allows platforms to seamlessly handle in-person payments in addition to online payments. 
Dan Burkhart, CEO, and Co-founder Recurly delivers agile enterprise-class subscription management to thousands of businesses worldwide. SaaS, media, mobile, consumer goods, productivity and publishing businesses depend on Recurly’s ability to cut through the complexity of subscription management to drive recurring revenue growth.
Boost Media
Tim Krozek, CEO Boost Media is the leading Creative Optimization Platform and has delivered more than $1 billion in optimized digital ads for enterprise brands. With Boost Media, marketers can source, test and optimize ad creative across search, social, image, and mobile. Boost also provides unprecedented insights that let marketers pinpoint which creative strategies are working and why. Based in San Francisco, Boost is used by more than 100 leading global brands to drive performance and mindshare.
OneSource Virtual
Trey Campbell, CEO As a partner and customer since 2008, OneSource Virtual is dedicated exclusively to Workday and is one of the most experienced service providers in the ecosystem. Using an innovative Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) model, it is able to operate within your Workday application to deliver services and support as an extension of your team. Its Workday Experts have performed more than 380 initial Workday deployments, and include more than 320 Workday certified consultants holding over 860 total certifications. 
Flat Rock Technology
Ran Berger, CEO & Founder Flat Rock develops highly effective, easy to use web hosted applications.  Flat Rock online business solutions are designed to make business happen! the company builds: • intuitive and attractive CMS based websites • effective, conversion-focused eCommerce sites • fully functioning, flexible Intranets and Extranets • all sorts of bespoke software applications, from simple to Complex: • Powerful mobile applications - iOS, Android and Xamarin • Bespoke web and mobile applications (B2B, B2C).
Andre Facciolli, CEO Founded in 2003, Netbr's largest credential and DNA is the delivery of critical infrastructure projects to large national financial, telecommunications, service, and industry companies with success and satisfaction. The company seeks not only to offer solutions that meet immediate needs. Its goal is to establish a long-term relationship with its clients, which has been a characteristic of our performance.
CubeLogic Ltd
Lee Campbell, Co-Founder and CEO CubeLogic's  vision: to provide out of the box, Business Intelligence enabled, enterprise risk management solutions for any organisation active in the energy, commodities and financial services sectors.Through rapid, global growth, we now serve major tier one organisations within the energy, commodities and financial services sectors.CubeLogic continues to provide value to its clients ith offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Bangalore.
Matt Stevens, CEO AppNeta is the leader in proactive end-user performance monitoring solutions built for the distributed, cloud-connected, digital enterprise. With AppNeta, IT and Network Ops teams can assure continuous and exceptional delivery of business-critical applications. AppNeta’s SaaS-based solutions give IT teams essential application and network performance data, allowing them to constantly monitor user experience across any application, network, data center or cloud. 
Guy Yehiav, CEO & Chairman of the board Profitect is the leading provider of prescriptive analytics. Profitect offers a suite of solutions to help retailers easily understand and act on their data. These actions replace traditional reporting to ensure improved sales and profitability. Profitect is headquartered in Burlington, MA.
Najaf Husain, CEO, and Founder Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a single platform to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter.
Pierre Naudé, CEO nCino is the worldwide leader in cloud banking. With its Bank Operating System, built on the Salesforce platform, financial institutions can deliver the speed and digital experience that customers expect, backed by the quality and transparency that bankers need. For more information, visit www.ncino.com or follow us on Twitter: @nCino.
Sirish Raghuram, Co-Founder, and CEO Platform9 delivers the next-generation open cloud for enterprises to deploy, monitor and maintain hybrid clouds across multiple platforms. Platform9 provides cloud infrastructure like OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS-managed solutions, along with the serverless project, Fission, to customers such as Cadence Design, Autodesk, Splunk and EBSCO, enabling speed and scale without being locked into a single vendor ecosystem. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Canvas Ventures and HPE.
Todd Vernon, CEO VictorOps is a hub for centralizing the flow of information throughout the incident lifecycle. Driven by IT and DevOps system data, VictorOps provides a unified platform for real-time alerting, collaboration, and documentation. Using VictorOps, teams resolve incidents faster to help minimize the impact of downtime and speed innovation. 
SyncDog Inc
Jonas Gyllensvaan, CEO & Founder SyncDog is the leading independent software vendor (ISV) for building secure infrastructure frameworks that protect enterprise networks from cyber breach from mobile computing sources. The SentinelSecure™ product line for application containerization and IoT (Internet of Things) module monitoring provide the industry’s most proactive approach to securing enterprise mobility computing. 
Leslie Thomas Tharaken, CEO Infocom Software is a global Web,Game and Software development company in India. the company is reliable Software and IT solution providers for the various big and small companies around the globe. Infocom is a team of enthusiastic IT professionals dedicated to render solutions beyond the expectations of the clients.
Andrew Bagrin, Founder & CEO OmniNet delivers the next generation of Fortune 500-grade cybersecurity and is the only provider in the market to move the edge of small businesses to a virtual, omnipresent perimeter. OmniShield™ and its many points of presence protects all types of devices from malicious activity whether in the office or on the road. OmniNet’ patented technology delivers robust yet simplified cloud security and eliminates bandwidth pollution, which is inherent to traditional premise-based security solutions. 
BDS Analytics
Roy Bingham, CEO & Co-Founder BDS Analytics is a center of knowledge and market research with expertise in the current legal cannabis market, where it’s been, and where it's headed. BDS Analytics collects, processs, and presents point of sale market share and consumer survey data for businesses in or impacted by the cannabis industry. BDS Analytics can show you what is selling, who is buying, how the industry is performing, and what it means to your business with the hard data needed to support business decisions. 
John Toohey, CEO & Co-founder Dominode is building trusted professional identity solutions leveraging blockchain, smart contracts, and crypto technologies to accelerate business in a highly-connected world. The Dominode platform offers permissioned access to a global business network; validation by trusted sources supported by proof of assertion documents; hyper-secure and multiple key encryptions; and mobile biometric authentication enforces security and portability.
Dave Gowel, CEO RallyPoint is the largest online military community with 1.4 million members including both active duty service members as well as veterans. With 1 in 5 active duty service members in the US military, RallyPoint is connecting the military community in powerful new ways. RallyPoint's mission is to help all members of the military community lead more successful and fulfilling lives. The RallyPoint team strives to build one community, united by the bond of service, that empowers service members, veterans, and their supporters to keep in touch, share knowledge, and communicate like never before. 
Andreas Persidis, CEO & Co-founder Biovista delivers custom drug repositioning, drug de-risking and clinical hold solutions for the Biopharma Industry. Biovista also develops powerful platform technologies for Life science and Biotechnology companies. Biovista has an ongoing R&D program to develop new and improve existing products and services.
infinite io
Mark Cree, CEO, and Founder infinite io has liberated data storage intelligence from the traditional closed “big-box” storage system. Its network-based storage controllers intelligently place data on the most optimum media reducing storage cost by as much as eighty percent while performance-enhancing data that is actively used. Its network-based controllers are the first to allow IT managers to seamlessly integrate new storage technologies such as flash memory and cloud with no changes to applications, network file paths, file systems or the user experience.
Bruce Dell, CEO Euclideon is a forward-thinking, advanced technology company based in Brisbane, Australia, best known for its Unlimited Detail (UD) 3D visualisation technology. The revolutionary nature of UD – that is, a complete rethinking of what was considered possible – is a fundamental philosophy of the company. By continually developing technologies that redefine the status quo, Euclideon has proudly positioned itself as a pioneer in the field of 3D visualisation – setting new industry benchmarks, and enabling customers to use data in completely new and exciting ways.