NPM: a package manager and a computer command
NPM CEO Isaac Schlueter
Valuation: $48 million
Total raised to date: $18.6 million
Year founded: 2014
HQ: Oakland, CA
Why it’s hot: This year, DevOps, which combines development and operations, is a huge jackpot for investors. NPM is one of these startups that has been benefiting from this boom, and in just the last four years, it has already raised almost $19 million.
Kolide: a unique way to protect Macs and PCs from hackers
Kolide cofounders Mike Arpaia, Jason Meller, and Zachary Wasserman
Valuation: $32 million
Total raised to date: $9.6 million
Year founded: 2016
HQ: Somerville, MA
What it does: Kolide is a cloud service that analyzes a company’s Macs and PCs to find problems with devices — everything from security issues to repair needs — and suggests fixes.
Why it’s hot: This startup was launched by the creators of a popular open source project called osquery developed inside Facebook that helps protect Macs, Windows and Linux computers from hackers.