Top 25 Tech Companies To Watch.
The Wall Street Journal set out to identify companies that show signs of becoming emerging leaders. A data analysis assessed their founders’ experience, investor track record, amount of investments raised, growth of workforce and buzz about the company. These five factors were given an equal weighting to calculate a maximum score of 100. The survey respondents were given the opportunity to name companies in any or all of these 10 subsectors: Business software, Consumer hardware, Cybersecurity, Education, Entertainment, Financial technology, Health care, Retail/e-commerce, Publishing and advertising, and Social Media. Companies were included only if they were less than six years old and had a valuation of $50 million to $500 million. Valuations were provided by Dow Jones VentureSource and its partner, Sand Hill Econometrics. The data for the analysis were drawn from Dow Jones VentureSource, Dow Jones Factiva, the companies and, in some cases, venture-capital firms.
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