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Industry-specific cloud software companies don’t get as much attention as their horizontal brethren like Salesforce or Workday. Why? It’s been assumed that the markets they serve are simply too small and sleepy. We think that’s misguided.
2U, Inc. delivers online college degree programs to students globally. The company went public in March 2014 (NASDAQ: TWOU).
42Floors is building an online marketplace for commercial real estate.
Provides market-data content and technologies to market makers, hedge funds, brokers and trading systems.
Affirmed Networks has developed unique, virtualized mobile network solutions.
Anaqua sells software and services for Intellectual Property (IP) management and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) primarily to large enterprises.
Cloud-based home care software provider.
Clio offers cloud-based law practice management software.
Disco has developed electronic discovery software that revolutionizes document review and production.
Docent Health helps health systems transform the patient experience by delivering human-centric care.
Provides systems to help financial-services firms, consultancies, corporations and not-for-profit institutions find, engage, and manage their proprietary expert networks.
HiBob is a cloud platform for employee management that integrates HR and benefits.
A vertical Saas application for the commercial real estate industry.
Instructure is an educational technology company that has developed Canvas, a Learning Management System (LMS) for higher education and K-12 schools. The company went public in November 2015 (NYSE: INST).
Technology company based in NYC that uses concept-level data to create uniquely personalized learning plans, allowing educators to tailor their content to the exact needs of individual students.
LiveAuctioneers is an online marketplace for the auction of art, antiques and collectibles.
CRM for local businesses.
Mindbody delivers business management software as a service to the wellness industry, including fitness, yoga, Pilates, salons, spas and martial arts businesses. In June 2015, Mindbody went public (NASDAQ: MB).
npm is the package management platform for modular development in node.js.
Otonomo is developing an automotive data exchange service for connected and autonomous vehicles.
Piazza is a free social learning network for students and instructors.
Pipedrive is a cloud-based sales automation and CRM software provider.
Cloud project management software for the construction industry.
Prospera develops computer vision technologies that continuously monitor and analyze plant health, development and stress, capturing climate and visual data from the field and providing actionable insights to growers via mobile and web.
Retail Solutions turns downstream data like point-of-sale, supply chain, merchandiser feedback and customer loyalty into actionable visibility into the store and onto the shelf.
Rocketrip helps businesses reduce corporate travel costs by rewarding employees for saving.
ServiceTitan provides a mobile, cloud-based management platform for home services businesses.
Shopify provides e-commerce software to SMBs. The company went public in May 2015 (NYSE: SHOP; TSX: SH)
Sisense provides business intelligence software for complex data.
Smashfly provides recruitment marketing automation software to employers.
A SaaS suite for hospitality and event planning.
Speakeasy is a provider of mobile-first conference calling software.
Toast offers a modular all-in-one restaurant management platform.
Vasona Networks is developing software that improves mobile carrier infrastructure efficiency.
Allscripts provides innovative solutions such as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company went public in July 1999 (NASDAQ:MDRX).
Broadsoft is the leading provider of service-delivery and creation systems for next-generation communication networks. In June 2010, it went public (NASDAQ: BSFT).
DocuTAP provides electronic medical record, practice management software and revenue cycle services for urgent care centers. The company was acquired by Warburg Pincus in 2016.
Developed software that facilitated the medical insurance payment process by translating medical terms into codes.
Provides media metrics to large advertisers through proprietary, panel-based research.
Intucell developed a Self Optimizing Network (SON) platform for mobile operators to manage their Radio Access Network. In February 2013, Intucell was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Liazon is the leading private benefit exchange provider for small and medium sized businesses. In November 2013, Liazon was acquired by Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW).
The trusted partner for health and human services' largest connected community of providers and payers, Netsmart provides comprehensive financial, clinical and management solutions for healthcare delivery organizations. In June 2010 it was acquired by Genstar Capital.
Develops software and services that streamline lab-supply purchases and lab-operations management.
Xtime is the leading cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and scheduling platform for automotive manufacturers and dealer service departments. Xtime was acquired by Cox Automotive in November 2014.
Yodle provides local marketing and lead-generation services online to small and medium sized businesses. In March 2016, Yodle was acquired by Web.com (NASDAQ: WEB).