Top SaaS Companies in California

List of the largest SaaS companies in California, United States (Click to apply)

These are the top SaaS companies in California, United States. In todays day and age its possible to launch a company from anywhere. We wanted to show some love for California by featuring these 2895 companies with combined revenues of $49.4B.

Together, California SaaS companies employ over 299K employees, have raised $13.4B capital, and serve over 5B customers around the world.

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        1. 01
          Photoshop

          Photoshop

          Information Technology Software

          Provider of online platform for photo editing. The company provides software for image enhancement, photograph corrections and editing. It also provides products such as photoshop lightroom, photoshop elements and photoshop express.

          $13B

          10M

          852

          1987

          California

        2. 02
          Automation Anywhere

          Automation Anywhere

          Process Automation Software

          Provider of robotic process automation designed to work side by side with people to handle repetitive routines and tasks found within many industries. The company's automation platform provides bots powered by artificial intelligence trained to automate pr

          $3B

          $857M

          4K

          5K

          2003

          California

        3. 03
          Zoom

          Zoom

          Collaboration & Productivity Software

          Zoom is a software company that offers a communications platform that connects people through video, voice, chat, and content sharing.

          $3B

          $146M

          300M

          6K

          2011

          California

        4. 04
          Cadence Design Systems

          Cadence Design Systems

          Design Software

          Cadence Design Systems was founded in 1988 after the merger of ECAD and SDA Systems. Cadence is known as an electronic design automation, or EDA, firm that specializes in developing software, hardware, and intellectual property that automates the design an

          $3B

          0

          8K

          1988

          California

        5. 05
          Teradata

          Teradata

          Database Software

          Teradata Corporation is a provider of database and analytics-related software, products, and services.

          $2B

          0

          9K

          1979

          California

        6. 06
          Broadcom, Inc.

          Broadcom, Inc.

          Information Technology Software

          $2B

          0

          2K

          2005

          California

        7. 07
          Palantir

          Palantir

          Artificial Intelligence Software

          Palantir offers software applications designed for integrating, visualizing, analyzing data, and fighting fraud|palantir.com|Palantir offers software applications designed for integrating, visualizing, analyzing data, and fighting fraud.

          $2B

          $3B

          460

          3K

          2003

          California

        8. 08
          AppLovin

          AppLovin

          Business Development Software

          Provider of a mobile marketing platform. The company provides an adaptive marketing platform which turns a mobile device into a trans-formative advertising medium by using data gathered across screens, allowing brands to connect with their customers in a m

          $1B

          $544M

          300M

          543

          2012

          California

        9. 09
          Rubrik

          Rubrik

          Cloud Computing Software

          Provider of cloud infrastructure technology designed for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management. The company's Rubrik Cloud Data Management, offers live data access for recovery and application development by fusing enterpris

          $600M

          $553M

          3K

          2K

          2014

          California

        10. 10
          New Relic

          New Relic

          Analytics Software

          New Relic is a digital intelligence company that delivers full-stack visibility and analytics to enterprises.

          $600M

          $215M

          17K

          1K

          2008

          California

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        What are the fastest growing companies doing?

        83 of the fastest growing companies that also have the most revenue have a clear expansion revenue strategy. On average, sales reps are selling plans where starting contract value is $4,606.

        Those same companies employ 1,678 sales reps that carry a quota. The most common compensation plan used by these companies is a 1:5 ratio of sales rep on target earnings (OTE) to quota. Meaning if a rep can earn $200k in base and commissions, quota target for that year is set at 5x, or $1m in new ARR closed.

        If you’re going to build a high growth SaaS company, you need to figure out how to scale with quota carrying sales reps.

        Which CEO’s are the most efficient capital allocators?

        We can measure this a variety of ways. Which company has the most revenue per employee? What about dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised? What about time, which founder went from $0 to $10m the fastest?

        Looking deeper at dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised, bootstrappers take the cake because they self fund (denominator zero). When we look at companies that have raised at least $1m, Actito is the clear winner generating $21m in revenue, growing 100% yoy, on just 1m raised ($.05 dollars raised for every $1 of revenue).

        Omnisend comes in a close second with $.08 dollars raised for every dollar of revenue. Doing $19m as of December 2020. Proposify gets honorable mention with $0.46 dollars raised (3.25m) for every dollar of revenue ($7m).

        The worst performers here are companies like YayPay with $3.68 dollars raised ($14m) per dollar of revenue ($3.8m). Many of the worst performers just did a round of funding and haven’t had a chance to deploy to drive growth yet. That makes this data less valuable but still illustrative.