NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Classy is named a Rising Star leading the Nonprofit Technology category in the cloud sector, as part of the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100: Rising Stars are recognized as the innovative and promising young companies in each of their respective categories. To view the list, please visit www.forbes.com/cloud100. The list will appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.
“On behalf of everyone at Classy, we are truly honored to be included alongside so many industry-defining companies in the first-ever Cloud 100 list and thank Forbes for this recognition,” said Scot Chisholm, CEO and Co-founder of Classy. “Social impact organizations are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems, yet they have been underserved from a software and technology perspective for decades. With our customer’s help, we’ve created a community that is dedicated to changing that paradigm and we will continue to deliver world-class technology solutions to help drive social change to millions.”
“Cloud computing is understood to be the future of the trillion-dollar software industry,” said Byron Deeter, a leading cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “The Forbes Cloud 100: Rising Stars represent some of the most promising up-and-comers in each of their respective categories. As the cloud continues to revolutionize business, category-by-category, we are excited to highlight the potential of these Rising Stars.”
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. One Rising Star company was chosen as a category stand-out in each of the twenty categories: Analytics, Content Management, Customer Feedback, Cyber Security, Data Infrastructure, Design, Developer Platform, Education, Enterprise Mobile, Finance, Healthcare, HR, Industry Software, Information Services, IT Operations, Marketing Automation, Network Security, Nonprofit, Productivity, Sales.
The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 and Rising Stars were 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.
Every Rising Star company named to the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 is recognized online by Forbes, and Forbes’ partners Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. The Rising Stars also receive physical awards and digital badges signifying their inclusion on this exclusive list, as well as an invitation to the celebratory Cloud 100 Awards Dinner, hosted in San Francisco by Forbes, Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.
Classy is the world's first platform for social impact with the goal of solving social problems more effectively and efficiently. Since launching in 2011, Classy has helped more than 2,500 social enterprises including Oxfam America, World Food Program USA, and National Geographic to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Classy also hosts the Collaborative and Classy Awards to recognize excellence in social innovation. Based in San Diego, CA, Classy employs a staff of almost 200 people and was recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s 10 Most Innovative Companies for Social Good in 2016 and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2016 Brilliant 100 companies. Classy is backed by investors including Mithril and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit www.classy.org or follow Classy on Twitter: @Classy