Scale Computing is honored to make Forbes’ ‘Most Promising Company’ in 2011 list for the second consecutive year. Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.
Forbes’ Search Process:
Forbes received applications from more than 3,000 companies hoping to be named ‘America’s Most Promising’ in 2011. To select and rank the list, Forbes collected company background, revenue data and other business growth metrics. To sharpen its search, Forbes teamed up with CB Insights, a Manhattan-based data firm that tracks investment in high-growth private companies. With $650,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation, CB has developed complex software called Mosaic that mines myriad online sources (from press releases and social networks to job boards and court filings) to come up with one, algorithmically derived score that measures a private company’s health. Forbes married Mosaic’s data-crunching with old-fashioned reporting to assemble a list of rising stars with bright growth prospects