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Company News Named A Rising Star On Forbes’ Cloud 100 List

SAN FRANCISCO (September 13, 2018), the leading conversation intelligence platform helping sales teams have better sales conversions, has been named one of the 20 Rising Stars as part of the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

The 20 Rising Stars represent young, high-growth and category-leading cloud companies that are poised to join the Cloud 100 ranks.

“We’re humbled to be named a Rising Star so early in our company history. With hundreds of the world’s best sales teams using Gong to optimize millions of sales calls, it’s an honor to be recognized by Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes and Salesforce Ventures as one of 20 Rising Stars in the cloud industry,” said Amit Bendov, CEO & Co-founder. “We look forward to continue fueling our hyper-growth this year and make it to the Cloud 100 list next year.”

“This year’s list of 20 Rising Stars represent some of the brightest minds in the trillion-dollar software industry,” said Byron Deeter, top cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “We have already seen nine past Rising Stars winners go on to become members of the exclusive Cloud 100, and it is likely that the next wave of great cloud companies will come from this list. Each of the 2018 Rising Stars deserves to be recognized for their innovation and bright futures.”

“The 20 Rising Stars list includes cloud companies that are developing cutting-edge technology,” said Matt Garratt, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures. “We see great potential for these companies in the future on the top 100 list and are excited to watch them as they innovate industries around the world.”

The Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at and will appear in the September 2018 issue of Forbes magazine.


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