A flurry of M&A, IPOs and SPACs has left the top 10 companies off the list – they “graduate” after listing or being acquired – leaving room for new entrants. .
With the latest monthly update, it looks like there will be more deals on the new top 10 companies. Hootsuite is reported plans to IPO in 2022. Tanium, which head office move from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Seattle area in 2020, which is also an IPO candidate.
Two other companies, Nintex and PayScale, are also involved in the deal. Nintex sold a large part of the shares for private equity giant TPG Capital. PayScale, which is largely owned by the private equity firm Francisco Partners, buying Compensation CURO and unify with Payfactors.
Starting in 2022, companies that are majority owned by private equity firms will no longer be eligible for GeekWire Boot List and the result is the GeekWire 200 leaderboard – so stay tuned for more shakes to come.
Blue origin, the private space company founded by Jeff Bezos, continues to be at No. 1. This year, the company is headquartered in Kent, Wash. marked an important milestone with The first human suborbital flight.
Blue Origin recently landed a nearly $25 million US Space Force contract and Bezos announced in July that the space venture’s ticket sales were nearly 100 million dollars. Blue Origin’s next flight is scheduled for December 6 with six astronauts in orbit.
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Start recycling Ridwell up 24 places to 139th. Led by Microsoft and Zulily, Ryan Metzger, Ridwell runs a subscription service to recycle items that would otherwise end up in landfills. As of July, the startup had more than 35,000 subscribers, including 23,000 in the Seattle area, often identified by the white and orange “Ridwell” boxes placed outside their homes. Read more coverage on GeekWire.
Pivotal Commware, a Bill Gates-backed company developing 5G infrastructure products, jumped 17 places to 147th. The company pulled out of Intel Corporation in 2017 and close the door $50 million Series C funding round in February. Verizon Wireless is both a customer and an investor. Read more coverage on GeekWire.
Other big risks this month include:
- Vancouver, based in BC Klue, up 15 places to 97th place
- Headquarters in Seattle Syndio, up 15 places to 105
- Bellevue, based on Wash. Esper, up 13 places to 64th place
- Based in Portland, Ore. Brave care, up 13 places to 184
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