Announced today, the Q4-2017 Edition of the Cardin Partners 'SaaS Quick 25' list includes several companies leveraging trends in next -generation Marketing Automation, FinTech / lease management, employee recruiting / engagement / retention (HCM), eProcurement, and hospitality / PMS.
A SaaS M&A advisory boutique, Cardin systematically tracks the growth of over 25,000 SaaS companies, globally, as the backbone of our content marketing. We publish a limited subset of companies and data publicly as part of our SaaS10k list.
In conjunction with this, we also publish a quarterly report of the fastest growing identifiable SaaS sectors.
As a reminder, the criteria to be considered 'emerging growth' are as follows:
- Companies must end the quarter with a headcount between 20 and 100 employees;
- Must have been in our database since at least the prior quarter.
HIGHLIGHTS AND TRENDS
Several companies this quarter are representative of broader industry trends:
Human Capital Management:
A handful of companies spanning the HCM hiring and retention stack made the list, this quarter. WeSpire offers a platform that enables employee engagement by connecting employees to purpose-driven initiatives. In the employee feedback domain, Atiim are in-market with an OKR-based employee objective setting and feedback platform. Moving further up the stack, BrightMove have a recruiter-focused innovative pay-as-you-post ATS, which does not require a standing monthly subscription.
Marketing Automation and Customer Acquisition:
ScheduleOnce are an Israeli start-up helping to overcome the often-crippling barrier of getting a funnel prospect to a booked first call or demo. Further up the funnel, and in the domain of eCommerce, Privy provide a platform to ensure that customer visits convert to captured leads. In the related domain of AdTech, Needls. are solving the problem of managing social media advertising by taking the pain and complexity away with their fully automated platform.
A couple of firms specializing in enterprise lease management cracked the list this quarter. Visual Lease offer a solution integrated with over 50 GL/ERP platforms. Also on the list this quarter are LeaseQuery, sporting full FASB 842 and IFRS 16 compliance.
ESM Solutions are growing fast with a spend management platform serving Higher Ed, K-12, and the NFP sector. Precoro are in market with a broader enterprise targeted platform, which spans PO creation through invoice and packing slip for full 3-way record matching.
|Company||Primary Sector||Employees Estimate||Country||Year Founded||Description||Institutional Backing|
|ScheduleOnce||Scheduling Software||67||Israel||2006||Overcome the sometimes crippling barrier of getting a funnel prospect from inbound interest to first call||No|
|Privy||Marketing Automation||48||United States||2011||Website lead capture with full suite of integrations with leading tools in balance of marketing automation stack||Yes|
|Publipage||Marketing Automation||37||Canada||1996||Synchronize company listing in local directories for discoverability and SEO||No|
|ThinkTank||Data & Analytics||84||United States||1989||Automated digital change management platform||Yes|
|Visual Lease||Fixed Asset Management||31||United States||1995||Enterprise Lease management platform integrated with over 50 GL/ERP platforms||No|
|Needls.||AdTech||25||Canada||2014||DIY 'RoboAgency' for managing social media campaigns from spend through execution||Yes|
|LeaseQuery||Real Estate||25||United States||2011||FASB 842 and IFRS 16 compliant lease management solution||No|
|Knack||Development Tools||25||United States||2010||No-code development platform with ecommerce functionality||No|
|WeSpire||Human Resources||32||United States||2010||Enterprise employee engagement platform||Yes|
|ESM Solutions||Procurement||38||United States||1999||Higher Ed procurement platform||No|
|Softomotive||Business Process Management & Automation||39||United Kingdom||2005||Business process automation with their ProcessRobot technology||No|
|Survicate||Market Research & Customer Insight||21||Poland||2013||In-website context voice-of-customer survey popup tool||Yes|
|Enapps||Enterprise Resource Planning||22||United Kingdom||2011||General purpose ERP platform for the SMB||No|
|Frame.io||Collaboration||56||United States||2015||Video review platform for the entertainment industry||Yes|
|Frontdesk Anywhere||Hospitality||30||United States||2009||Fully featured hotel PMS with multiple integrations||Yes|
|ThinkData Works||Data & Analytics||20||Canada||2014||Open data aggregation platform||Yes|
|Atiim||Human Resources||20||United States||2014||OKR and continuous employee feedback platform||Yes|
|Instanda||Insurance||37||United Kingdom||2012||SaaS based insurance platform, on our list for the second quarter in a row||No|
|BrightMove||Human Resources||37||United States||2005||Usage-based ATS, that does not require SaaS subscription||No|
|XenCALL||Contact Center & Customer Support||27||Canada||2012||Predictive dialer platform with CRM and full VoIP integration||No|
|Finn.ai||Payments||49||Canada||2014||Second company on list for the second consecutive quarter; AI-powered virtual assistant to make mobile banking easier||Yes|
|Precoro||Procurement||21||United States||2015||Procurement management software; PO creation through three way matching and receiving||No|
|PushWoosh||AdTech||43||Germany||2011||Cross-platform push notification service||No|
|Skrumble||Collaboration||29||Canada||2013||Multi-faceted remote and distributed workforce collaboration platform||No|
|Codacy||Development Tools||22||Portugal||2012||Automated code review tool||Yes|