SMS Marketing Company Moves Up into the List’s Top 10, Reflecting its Continued Growth
Attentive, the conversational commerce platform, has been named number 10 on the Forbes 2022 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. The list is published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.
“We’re honored that Forbes has recognized Attentive once again for our category-leading marketing solutions,” said Brian Long, CEO and co-founder at Attentive. “Since the founding of the company in 2016, our focus has been to reinvent business to consumer communications for the mobile age. This achievement directly reflects the success of our clients and the efforts of our employees.”
With many brands looking for effective ways to engage customers, Attentive has been building products to help brands deliver frictionless commerce experiences at scale. As the future of B2C communication for brands is conversational, the company built the Attentive Conversational Commerce Platform to engage consumers in mobile conversations that convert into purchases.
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Attentive’s inclusion on the list celebrates the company’s continued momentum in 2022. In the past year alone, Attentive has hit several milestones including:
- International expansion to provide SMS in the UK, Australia and Canada
- Announcing new product solutions including Attentive Concierge and Text-to-Buy to convert browsers into buyers with personalized messages
- Surpassing 5,000 clients in retail, ecommerce, food and beverage, and entertainment industries
For the seventh straight year, the Cloud 100 reviews submissions from hundreds of cloud startups and private companies each year. The Cloud 100 evaluation process involved ranking companies across four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), and people & culture (15%). For market leadership, the Cloud 100 enlists the help of a judging panel of public cloud company CEOs who assist in evaluating and ranking their private company peers.
“The public markets may be in turmoil, but the private valuations of the Cloud 100 continue to rise. All of the 2022 Cloud 100 honorees, again, have reached the $1 billion valuation milestone, and the average Cloud 100 valuation has skyrocketed to $7.4 billion,” said Mary D’Onofrio, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Despite the market correction in 2022, our confidence in the cloud economy continues to grow—today over 70% of the 2022 Cloud 100 Honorees have reached or exceeded $100 million in annual recurring revenue making them cloud Centaurs. An additional 10% of the list is expected to hit this milestone by the end of the year, furthering our conviction that this years’ honorees truly represent the best cloud companies globally.”
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