The annual list ranks the top 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures.
Nearly half of the America’s Most Promising Companies list is comprised of IT software and services companies, while five of the top 10 companies stem from the IT industry.
“Datapipe excels at managing mission-critical IT solutions for our clients,” said Robb Allen, Datapipe CEO. “Through our innovative cloud solutions and personal customer support, Datapipe has earned the trust of our customers. Forbes validation of our momentum on this prestigious list is recognition of our drive to be the best in our industry.”
In compiling the America’s Most Promising Companies list, Forbes reviewed thousands of applications over the course of six months.
The final assessment is based on growth in sales and hiring, quality of management team and investors, margins, market size and key partnerships.
To refine the search, FORBES hired data research firm CB Insights. Using MOSAIC software, CB Insights scanned 45,000 sources to determine the financial health of each company and calculate a final score that FORBES uses as an initial guide in producing the list.
Forbes then verifies each company’s sales numbers, conducts a personal interview with them, and weighs their merits and blemishes, to produce their final ranking.
Datapipe provides a range of hosting solutions including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers.
Datapipe delivers these services in many global markets including New York metro, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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