App Annie Named To First-Ever Forbes 2016 World's Best 100 Cloud Companies List

September 8, 2016

A Testament to Helping Companies Grow through the Use of App Data & Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2016  -- Today App Annie, the most trusted mobile app data and insights provider, announced that the company has been named to the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.

"As consumers around the world are increasingly mobile-first, companies from every industry are looking to mobile apps to better engage, retain and monetize their customer base," says Bertrand Schmitt, CEO and co-founder of App Annie. "Our company's mission is to help businesses succeed by providing them with data and insights into who, and how, their customers are interacting with their apps. We're thrilled that our vision is recognized by Forbes, and are honored that we're named alongside forward-thinking companies in the cloud space."

"Cloud companies are revolutionizing how businesses reach their customers today from digitizing painful old processes to allowing them more time to focus on what they really care about—what makes their products unique," said Forbes editor of the Cloud 100 list Alex Konrad.  "Inclusion in the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list recognizes a company for its financial growth and excellence as recognized by customers and peers."

"These are the companies to watch!" said Byron Deeter, a leading cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. "The Forbes Cloud 100 companies represent the very best private companies in cloud computing. We will see big IPOs and category killers emerge from this list as cloud computing continues to propel the trillion-dollar software industry."

To view the list, please visit www.forbes.com/cloud100. The list will appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.

Methodology
The first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list profiles the world's top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution, plus twenty rising stars within the field. With advancements in software, cloud security, or platform development, these companies are redefining the future for all industries and sectors.

Forbes, in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners, received hundreds of submissions to identify the most promising private companies in cloud. The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 was selected by a panel of judges representing leading public cloud companies, using qualitative and quantitative data submitted by nominees, along with publicly available third-party data sources.

About App Annie
App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 700,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as e.ventures, Greenspring Associates, Greycroft Partners, IDG Capital Partners, Institutional Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. Learn more at www.appannie.com.