44 Promising Enterprise Startups to Stake Your Career on In 2019

Asana: team to-do lists and much more

Asana: team to-do lists and much more

Asana cofounders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein

 Asana

Valuation: $1.5 billion
Total raised to date: $213.51 million
Year founded: 2008
HQ: San Francisco

What it does: Asana is a cloud-based software service that lets workers collaborate on projects and assign tasks.

Why it’s hot: Founded by Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz,Asana just hit a valuation of $1.5 billion earlier this month after raising $50 million. This comes less than a year after Asana raised $75 million in January. It’s been a momentous year for Asana, and its revenue is growing 90% year-over-year. It will also be hiring in the coming year, as it just opened an office in Australia and will be expanding its team from 400 to 600.

Freshworks: a fast growing ‘unicorn’ from India

Freshworks: a fast growing 'unicorn' from India

Freshworks CEO Girish Mathrubootham

 Courtesy of Freshworks

Valuation: $1.5 billion
Total raised to date: $250 million
Year founded: 2010
HQ: San Francisco

What it does: Freshworks is a customer service and sales app.

Why it’s hot: This Salesforce competitor landed a $100 million funding round from marquee Silicon Valley investors Accel, Sequoia and Google’s CapitalG, making it the first enterprise-software unicorn to ever come out of India, according to the company.

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