The top SaaS companies ruling the East Coast17 min read

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As we wrote in our launch post about expanding SaaStock New York into SaaStock East Coast, our main aim is to foster a community of top SaaS companies that spans all the way from Florida to Quebec. The SaaS industry’s beating heart will probably always be New York, and it will also be the home of SaaStock East Coast on June 4-6.

However, we believe in giving the entire coastline a chance to flourish. And for that reason, we are expanding the search for the top SaaS companies to a much larger geography. Bringing them together, we will help them and learn from them in equal measure.

As we looked into where the strongest SaaS companies are, some obvious and some not so obvious pockets surfaced. Boston, Atlanta, and Toronto were no surprises. However, Charlotte NC, Reston, VA and Fredericton, NB were unexpected discoveries. As we built our list, there were some big names we couldn’t omit. However, we made sure we put some previously hidden treasures in there as well.

We start the list by featuring some of our favorite SaaS companies from New York, which we had missed in our New York-based list last year. All in all, we looked into 15 different states, spanning both the US and Canada to bring you 47 companies that really excite us and we cannot wait to meet them in June. Grab your 2 for 1 ticket for SaaStock East Coast.  

New York

MongoDB

With 40+ million downloads, 6,600+ customers, and more than 1,000 technology and service partners, MongoDB prides itself as the fastest-growing database ecosystem. MongoDB have been awarded year after year as being among the best Big Data companies, and they’re not worried at all about taking on Amazon.

Founders: Dwight Merriman, Eliot Horowitz, Kevin Ryan
Founded: 2007
Based in: New York
Funding to date: $311M

Botify

Botify offer a unified, data-driven, and user-friendly marketing suite that combines technical SEO, content, and real rankings. Trust in Botify is big, as just recently they raised another $20 million for their great product.

Founders: Adrien Menard, Stephane Chauvin, Thomas Grange
Founded: 2012
Based in: New York
Funding to date: $27.2M

Collibra

Collibra provides a cross-organizational data governance and catalog platform that helps companies maximize the value of their data. Collibra is a definite leader in the field, and as proof recently raised $100 million in series E funding!

Founders: Felix Van De Maele, Pieter De Leenheer, Stijn Christiaens
Founded: 2008
Based in: New York
Funding to date: $234M

Kustomer

Kustomer’s customer management platform combines data from various sources and allows companies to offer an intelligent, powerful and flexible service. With 500% year-over-year growth and a recent successful $35 million Series C round, Kustomer know their game.

Founders: Brad Birnbaum, Jeremy Suriel
Founded: 2015
Based in: New York
Funding to date: $73.5M

Forter

Forter offers a real-time and completely automated fraud prevention solution for enterprise e-commerce businesses. Thanks to them, merchants can make more successful sales and win happy customers. As a testimony to the quality of their service, Forter was recently again included in Forbes 50 “Most Innovative Fintech Companies In 2019” list.

Founders: Alon Shemesh, Liron Damri, Michael Reitblat
Founded: 2013
Based in: New York
Funding to date: $100M

Massachusetts

HubSpot

Hubspot hardly needs any introduction or a justification to be labeled a top SaaS company on the East Coast. Thanks to their excellent growth platform, businesses have been able to transform how they attract, engage, and delight customers for many years. Not only do HubSpot excel at what they do, but they have consistently been named a best place to work for by Fortune, Glassdoor and many others.

Founders: Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah, Karl Sakas
Founded: 2006
Based in: Cambridge, MA
Funding to date: $100.5M

Recorded Future

Recorded Future is a leading universal threat intelligence solution that arms enterprises’ security teams with all the tools they need. Driven by machine learning, Recorded Future’s platform gathers and analyzes information from a large number of sources to help teams make the best decisions. Recently, Recorded Future were honored with the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award.

Founders: Christopher Ahlberg, Erik Wistrand, Jan Sparud, Staffan Truve
Founded: 2009
Based in: Somerville, MA
Funding to date: $57.9M

Toast

Toast’s all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) and restaurant management platform helps power and grow restaurants. Their products include POS, hardware, software, and payment processing with a large number of additional options provided by their great ecosystem of partners.

Founders: Aman Narang, Jonathan Grimm, Steve Fredette
Founded: 2011
Based in: Boston, MA
Funding to date: $249M

Drift

Drift offers a conversational marketing platform, trusted by top enterprise businesses like Ellie Mae, GrubHub, InVision, Marketo, MongoDB, Okta, Outreach, Eventbrite, Vidyard, and over 150,000 other businesses. Sales and marketing teams rely on Drift to connect with the customers who are ready to buy.

Founders: David Cancel and Elias Torres
Founded: 2014
Based in: Boston, MA
Funding to date: $107M

Affectiva

Affectiva is bringing Emotion AI to the digital world. In developing their solution, Affectiva has analyzed more than 7.5 million faces and gathered billions of emotional data points. All this data enables businesses to better understand consumer emotional engagement and add emotion-sensing and analytics to their own products.

Founders: Rana el Kaliouby, Rosalind Picard
Founded: 2009
Based in: Boston, MA
Funding to date: $54.2M

SEMrush

SEMrush is an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform that helps businesses get measurable results from online marketing. Trusted by more than 3 million marketers, SEMrush offers insights and solutions for companies in any industry to build, manage, and measure campaigns across all marketing channels. They recently made it possible to get insights from places like Reddit and Quora.

Founders: Oleg Shchegolev
Founded: 2008
Based in: Boston, MA
Funding to date: $40M

ProfitWell

ProfitWell provides industry standard subscription financial metrics that uncover pockets of hidden revenue through unmatched subscription intelligence. ProfitWell is used by over five thousand subscription companies every day, including Meetup, HubSpot, and Teamwork.com. In its stellar journey, it has been entirely bootstrapped.

Founders: Patrick Campbell
Founded: 2012
Based in: Boston, MA
Funding to date: N/A

Ontario

Shopify

Leading commerce platform Shopify helps merchants set up and manage their business and stores across various sales channels. To date, Shopify has over 800,000 merchants in over 175 countries. During 2018 Black Friday/Cyber Monday, sales through Shopify reached a record-breaking $1.5+ billion. By the end of 2018, Shopify managed to bank over $1 Billion in revenue, reaching quite the milestone and rightfully earning the crown of top SaaS company.

Founders: Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, Marcie Murray, Scott Lake
Founded: 2004
Based in: Ottawa, ON
Funding to date: $253.3M

PointClickCare

By now, PointClickCare are a market leader in the senior care industry. Their platform integrates clinical, billing, and administrative processes, and helps care providers improve millions of people’s lives. Because of their excellent service, PointClickCare have been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for five consecutive years.

Founders: Dave Wessinger, Mike Wessinger
Founded: 1995
Based in: Mississauga, ON
Funding to date: CA$297M

Integrate.ai

Integrate.ai offers an applied customer-centric AI enterprise software that helps businesses make customer interactions more natural and valuable. Just recently, Integrate.ai signed a multi-year equity investment deal with TELUS Ventures. This deal will help Integrate.ai further develop their ethical software platform and close the gap between people and technology.

Founders: Steve Irvine
Founded: 2017
Based in: Toronto, ON
Funding to date: $39.6M

Uberflip

The Uberflip platform helps businesses create meaningful relationships with their customers. To do so, Uberflip offers them the ability to create, manage, personalize and optimize content experiences at scale. Uberflip’s newest addition ‘Content Experience’ recently earned them G2 Crowd’s recognition as a leader in content experience software.

Founders: Randy Frisch, Yoav Schwartz
Founded: 2012
Based in: Toronto, ON
Funding to date: $36M

Vidyard

Vidyard not only provides video hosting and management but helps companies drive engagement and turn it into action that leads to closed deals. Through Vidyard, a business can analyze the effectiveness of their video and pinpoint exactly what can be improved. Last year, Vidyard made it into Deloitte’s Fast 50™ and Technology Fast 500™ lists.

Founders: Michael Litt and Devon Galloway
Founded: 2011
Based in: Kitchener, ON
Funding to date: $60.7M

North Carolina

Pendo

Pendo’s product experience platform helps digital product teams develop software that works. Their platform provides user insight, guidance and communication to help companies create experiences that users can’t live without. In March, 2019, Pendo opened their first European office in London.

Founders: Eric Boduch, Erik Troan, Rahul Jain, Todd Olson
Founded: 2013
Based in: Raleigh, NC
Funding to date: $108.3M

Stratifyd

Stratifyd is an AI customer analytics platform that provides businesses with the tools to transform structured and unstructured human textual data. By making sense of the data, businesses can increase their customer acquisition and retention. Stratifyd are among the fastest growing companies in the region and a 2018 “Best Place to Work”.

Founders: Derek Wang, Li Yu, Thomas Kraft
Founded: 2015
Based in: Charlotte, NC
Funding to date: $40.2M

AvidXchange

With AvidXchange companies have full accounts payable and automated bill payment software solution. Through their service, businesses can accelerate approvals, reduce processing costs, eliminate paper, and understand and control their payments better than ever before. Last year, AvidXchange made it into Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list.

Founders: Michael Praeger
Founded: 2000
Based in: Charlotte, NC
Funding to date: $545.3M

South Carolina

Verge Health

Verge Health provides healthcare organizations with the tools they need to integrate safety, risk and quality. With Verge Health, healthcare providers can protect and defend against errors, adverse events, and policy violations and offer quality and safety.

Founders: Chris Malanuk, Jon Piebenga
Founded: 2001
Based in: Mount Pleasant, SC
Funding to date: $15.7M

Atlatl Software

Atlatl Software’s platform redefines manufacturing sales by addressing the peculiar challenges that exist in the complex, engineering laden sales cycles of this industry. Their suite of sales acceleration applications allows manufacturers to create various configurations based on specific rules, generate quotes, and manage their pipeline with ease.

Founders: Rob Honeycutt
Founded: 2012
Based in: Charleston, SC
Funding to date: $12.8M

Georgia

SalesLoft

With SalesLoft sales organizations can understand their customers’ needs better and deliver a personalized and authentic sales experience to them. SalesLoft enables companies to provide consistent, proactive, and relevant customer interactions, driving engagement and boosting sales.

Founders: David Cummings, Kyle Porter, Rob Forman, Tim Dorr
Founded: 2011
Based in: Atlanta, GA
Funding to date: $75.7M

Patientco

Patientco rethinks the healthcare payment experience. Their easy-to-use technology helps patients understand, manage, and pay their healthcare bills. Health providers, in turn, are empowered to engage patients more efficiently, maximize payments, and automate the whole process.

Founders: Bird Blitch, Joshua Silver
Founded: 2009
Based in: Atlanta, GA
Funding to date: $31.8M

Calendly

Calendly is a simple, yet powerful, scheduling software solution that enables professionals to schedule meetings efficiently. Calendly allows users to automate and streamline the scheduling process, so they have more time to accomplish everything they want. And thanks to a variety of integrations, Calendly is easily available to everyone.

Founders: Tope Awotona
Founded: 2013
Based in: Atlanta, GA
Funding to date: N/A

Virginia

Comscore

With Comscore, media buyers and sellers can measure audiences, brands and consumer behavior, and make the right business decisions. Comscore combines intelligence from various media sources coupled with vast demographic information to accurately quantify consumers’ behavior at a massive scale.  

Founders: Dan Weld, Gian Fulgoni, Jay Bartot, Linda Abraham, Magid Abraham
Founded: 1999
Based in: Reston, VA
Funding to date: N/A

GoCanvas

The GoCanvas mobile platform helps companies replace paperwork and outdated processes, along with automating new ones. Companies can easily collect information across all teams and gain precise insights into which areas of their operations require change. With millions of automated processes, GoCanvas enables companies to automate processes exactly as they’d like.  

Founders: Chris Morrisette, James Quigley, Matt Warner
Founded: 2008
Based in: Reston, VA
Funding to date: $21.1M

NormShield

NormShield’s Security-as-a-Service solutions help businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks, spot vulnerabilities and continuously monitor the status of their systems. In order to improve their service, recently NormShiled took on their first-ever round of VS funding totaling $3.5 million from Glasswing Ventures and Data Point Capital.

Founders: Mohamoud Jibrell
Founded: 2016
Based in: Mclean, VA
Funding to date: $6.5M

Florida

Kairos AR

Kairos is a leading ethical face recognition AI company which enables businesses to transform how they interact with customers. With Kairos developers and businesses can easily integrate human identity into their products. Just recently, Kairos secured a $4M investment which will allow them to develop their technology even further.

Founders: Amanda McClure, Brian Brackeen
Founded: 2012
Based in: Miami, FL
Funding to date: $11M

CareStack (Good Methods Global Inc)

CareStack’s platform provides dental groups and solo practitioners with a set of tools to improve the management of their practice. Thanks to their products, healthcare practitioners are given greater control over their scheduling, billing, patient engagement and business management,

Founders: Abilash Krishna, Mark Huzyak
Founded: 2015
Based in: Kissimmee, FL
Funding to date:$23.6M

Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software is one of the giants of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions. For close to 30 years the company has delivered various HR, payroll, talent, time and labor management tools to organizations. While it used to be an on-premise solution, early on in the mid 2000s, the company began the transformation into SaaS. Ultimate Software has been awarded as a great company to work for many years in a row.

Founders: Scott Scherr
Founded: 1999
Based in: Weston, FL
Funding to date: N/A

Pennsylvania

Phenom People

Phenom People’s Talent Relationship Marketing (TLR) platform helps connect millions of people around the world with companies looking to hire talent. Using their platform, companies can offer automated yet personalized digital experiences and attract the talent they need. With Phenom People, businesses can manage the talent relationship lifecycle from start to finish.

Founders: Brad Goldoor, Hari Bayireddy, Mahe Bayireddi
Founded: 2010
Based in: Abmler, PA
Funding to date: $28.7M

RoadBotics

Infrastructure technology company RoadBotics uses AI and smartphones to make data-driven road assessments and pavement-management decisions. Thanks to RoadBotics, governments can plan and repair roads at the right time, while saving taxpayer money. The company vastly improves the pavement inspection process and has already positively impacted millions of lives. In 2019, RoadBotics made it into the GovTech 100 list for a second year in a row.

Founders: Benjamin Schmidt, PhD, Christoph Mertz, Courtney Ehrlichman, Mark DeSantis
Founded: 2016
Based in: Pittsburgh, PA
Funding to date: $3.9M

Slyce

Visual search and image recognition technology provider Slyce is the Shazam of retail. With Slyce users can identify any object whether on a photo or through video, audio, QR, barcode, NFC and more. This allows retailers and merchants to engage new customers in a variety of ways and successfully retain already existing customers.

Founders: Cameron Chell, Erika Racicot, Jason C. Mayden
Founded: 2012
Based in: Philadelphia, PA
Funding to date: N/A

New Jersey

iCIMS

iCIMS offer a variety of cloud-based employment management solutions to help mid-sized and enterprise employers find the talent they need. This includes tools for candidate marketing, high volume and global recruitment, analytics and reporting, and much more. All of the above makes iCIMS a leader in their field.

Founders: Colin Day
Founded: 1999
Based in: Matawan, NJ
Funding to date: $92.6M

OwnBackup

Cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor OwnBackup provides automatic and complete SaaS data protection during migrations, transformations and implementations. Their solutions help avoid data loss and corruption, and help enterprises meet the performance standards required in their line of business. Last year, the company closed a $15.5 million round of financing.

Founders: Ariel Berkman, Daniel Gershuni, Eran Cohen
Founded: 2012
Based in: Fort Lee, NJ
Funding to date: $26.5M

AvePoint

AvePoint provides infrastructure management software solutions to help enterprises migrate, manage, and protect their data in the various environments they use. With AvePoint, companies have unified access to data located in disparate systems, helping their workers collaborate in a safe and efficient way. AvePoint has been named a Microsoft Partner of the Year four times, along with many other awards and distinctions.

Founders: Tianyi Jiang, Xunkai Gong
Founded: 2001
Based in: Jersey City, NJ
Funding to date: $90M

Quebec

Plusgrade

Plusgrade is a leading upgrade and revenue technology solutions provider for the global airline industry. Thanks to Plusgrad, companies can generate significant amounts of new value-added incremental ancillary revenue and build customer loyalty. Because of their game-changing technology, La Caisse recently decided to invest CA$200 million in their product.

Founders: Ken Harris
Founded: 2009
Based in: Montréal, QC
Funding to date: CA$200M

LANDR

For all musicians looking for a technology solution to help them in their creative process, LANDR has them covered. Their world-first machine learning-powered platform allows artists to master, distribute, collaborate, and promote their music. LANDR also offers access to a large variety of samples.

Founders: Pascal Pilon, Stuart Mansbridge
Founded: 2012
Based in: Montréal, QC
Funding to date: CA$10.4M

XpertSea Solutions

XpertSea Solutions wants to improve the global aquaculture industry. With the help of AI and machine learning, the company is changing operational efficiency and inventory management for seafood hatcheries and farms. This helps producers both reduce waste and increase profits, and ensure a brighter future for everyone. To succeed in their mission, last year XpertSea raised C$10 million in series A funding.

Founders: Cody Andrews, François Robitaille, Sylvie Lavigne, Valérie Robitaille
Founded: 2009
Based in: Quebec, QC
Funding to date: $9.2M

Washington DC

Contactually

Contactually is a leading CRM solution for real estate professionals that helps them simplify and automate their communications. Contactually provides these professionals with the tools to generate business from their network and build solid relationships with clients and colleagues. In February 2019, Contactually was acquired by Compass and is now part of their end-to-end platform.

Founders: Jeff Carbonella, Tony Cappaert, Zvi Band
Founded: 2011
Based in: Washington, DC
Funding to date: $17.8M

Aquicore

Aquicore is the single platform for commercial real estate owners and operators to manage their portfolio and make winning decisions. From real-time building intelligence, to analytics and process automation solutions, Aquicore’s platform provides executives, managers and engineers with all the data they need at the click of a button. To further improve their service, Aquicore announced several strategic partnerships over the last year, such as with Healthy Buildings International, MeteoViva, and others.

Founders: Logan Soya
Founded: 2012
Based in: Washington, DC
Funding to date: $11.7M

Eyrus

With Eyrus, stakeholders on construction projects have the ability to collect automated data, and improve the delivery, resource management, safety, and efficiency of their projects. Eyrus provides insights to developers, contractors, managers, partners, and laborers, helping everyone do their bit of the job better.

Founders: Alexandra McManus, Daniel Cook, Hussein Cholkamy, James L Meadows II, Patrick Thomas
Founded: 2015
Based in: Washington, DC
Funding to date: $2.5M

New Brunswick

Introhive

Introhive’s Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM) system provides businesses with insight into the quality of their relationships. Through this understanding, businesses can improve their team efficiency, accelerate business development and revenue, as well as clearly spot relationships in need of care. Last year, Introhive raised US$15.2 million in equity and debt financing.   

Founders: David Alston, Jody Glidden, Stewart Walchli
Founded: 2012
Based in: Fredericton, NB
Funding to date: $25.8M

Alongside

With Alongside job-seekers and employers have a way to meet that is personal and authentic. The company’s mission is to optimize the recruitment process through better targeting, easy distribution across various channels, and team collaboration. Moreover, by improving the candidate experience, they also close the communication gap between employers and candidates.  

Founders: Benoit Bourque, Yves Boudreau
Founded: 2013
Based in: Moncton, NB
Funding to date: $1.6M

Rhode Island

Upserve

Upserve helps restaurants be successful through its platform offering market-leading cloud restaurant POS, actionable analytics, transparent processing, automated inventory and ordering, and seamless integration with leading third-party restaurant apps. Over 9,000 restaurants use Upserve to process over $9.9 billion in annual sales, making Upserve one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the restaurant technology space and, attracting a $100 million investment from

Founders: Angus Davies
Founded: 2009
Based in: Providence, RI
Funding to date: $140M from Vista Equity Partners and others

Vermont

Faraday

Faraday optimizes every stage of the B2C revenue journey. With the help of AI, automated predictive modeling, and more, companies can build and defend their revenue throughout the whole customer lifecycle. Last year, Faraday secured over $2 million in new funding which it will use to develop its unique approach to AI.

Founders: Andy Rossmeissl, Ian Hough, Robbie Adler, Seamus Abshere
Founded: 2012
Based in: Burlington, VT
Funding to date: $7.1M

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