Looker: business intelligence that’s simple to understand
The executives of Looker
Valuation: $1.6 billion
Total raised to date: $280.5 million
Year founded: 2011
HQ: Santa Cruz, CA
What it does: Looker is a business intelligence software platform that helps users easily analyze and share real-time business analytics.
Why it’s hot: Earlier this month, Looker closed a major funding round of $103 million. It’s already one of the top business intelligence platforms on the market despite being only six years old, with major customers including including Sony, Amazon, IBM, Lyft, and Spotify.
ServiceTitan: A Southern California startup re-inventing home repair
ServiceTitan CEO Ara Mahdessian
Valuation: $1.65 billion
Total raised to date: $325.96 million
Year founded: 2012
HQ: Glendale, CA
What it does: Offers software for home repair and home services businesses.
Why it’s hot: ServiceTitan raised a whopping $165 million funding round last month from investors like Index Ventures Dragoneer, T. Rowe Price, Battery and Bessemer. That made it the largest software investment round in southern California history, it says.
The company claims 2,500 customers who employ 50,000 technicians and use the software to bill roughly $10 billion worth of services annually.