44 Promising Enterprise Startups to Stake Your Career on In 2019

Intercom: customer service that’s actually personal

Intercom: customer service that's actually personal

Intercom CEO Eoghan McCabe


Valuation: $1.28 billion
Total raised to date: $240.5 million
Year founded: 2011
HQ: San Francisco

What it does: Intercom is an instant messaging system to connect customers with sales, marketing, and support employees, and it also includes chatbots that assist with this.

Why it’s hot: For a while, Intercom ads took over all of San Francisco. And this is a startup Silicon Valley is definitely buzzing about. Founded in a Dublin coffee shop and focused on improving relationships between customers and businesses, Intercom has quickly grown to a $1.3 billion business.

PagerDuty: coordinated IT alerts

PagerDuty: coordinated IT alerts

PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada


Valuation: $1.3 billion
Total raised to date: $173.70 million
Year founded: 2009
HQ: San Francisco

What it does: PagerDuty helps companies quickly respond to IT incidents and alerts the best people to respond to any given incident, giving information about the incident and providing analysis.

Why it’s hot: PagerDuty has been named one of the top companiesin DevOps — a term that combines development and operations. DevOps is a gold mine for investors. In September, PagerDuty raised $90 million, and rumor has it that it’s gearing up for IPO.

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