Estonian-founded Pipedrive in Forbes Cloud 100 list

The Estonian-founded company, Pipedrive, is listed 77th in the Forbes magazine’s Cloud 100 list – what the magazine calls “tech’s hottest category”.

“Tech’s hottest category is transforming how we communicate, collaborate at work and protect our identities in the digital age. For the fourth consecutive year, the Forbes Cloud 100, produced in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, recognizes the best private cloud companies in the world,” the magazine says of the list.

“Ranging from small startups to private-equity-backed giants, and scattered across the globe from Silicon Valley to Australia and Belgium, the companies on the Cloud 100 stand out for their growth, sales, valuation and culture, as well as a reputation score derived from consultation with 40 CEO judges from their public-cloud-company peers.”

The Estonian-founded, New York-based Pipedrive comes 77th in the list. Forbes doesn’t clarify what exactly puts the company in its chosen spot, just notes it’s in the customer relationship management industry with 550 employees and is led by CEO Timo Rein.

The strongest, most diverse group of companies

Pipedrive is a cloud-based sales software company with offices in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia; New York City, New York; Lisbon, Portugal and London, United Kingdom. It is the maker of the web application and mobile app Pipedrive, a sales customer relationship management tool for salespeople in scaling companies. The company, founded in 2010, has over 85,000 clients in 170 countries.

Pipedrive’s HQ in Tallinn.

The San Francisco-based Stripe, a payment processing company, came in first in the Cloud 100 list; San Mateo, California-based cloud data warehouse company, Snowflake, is listed second; and UiPath, a New York-based robotic process automation company came third.

“Though infrastructure and development companies lead the way on the 2019 Cloud 100 list, design tools are making a move and no-office, fully remote setups are gaining traction,” Forbes noted. “With competition to make the list fierce and the bar higher than ever before, this year’s Cloud 100 represents the strongest, and most diverse, group of companies yet.”

Cover: Interior at one of Pipedrive’s offices.