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List of the largest SaaS companies in San Francisco, United States

Top SaaS Companies in San Francisco

These are the top SaaS companies in San Francisco, United States. In todays day and age its possible to launch a company from anywhere. We wanted to show some love for San Francisco by featuring these 1,525 companies with combined revenues of $22.8B.

Together, San Francisco SaaS companies employ over 146K employees, have raised $90.7B capital, and serve over 3B customers around the world.

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DocuSign

E-Signature Software

DocuSign, Inc. is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California that allows organizations to manage electronic agreements.

$1B
$1B
250K
7K
2003
United States
03
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Vonage

Cloud-based software

Vonage is a publicly held business cloud communications provider.

$956M
$21M
100
1K
2001
United States
04
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New Relic

Analytics Software

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

$600M
$376M
17K
1K
2008
United States
05
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Slack

Office Software

Slack Technologies, Inc. is an American international software company founded in 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

$533M
$35B
10M
3K
2009
United States
06
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Anaplan

Marketing Software

Anaplan is a provider of a cloud-based modeling and planning platform for finance and operations. The company provides applications that enable business users across organizations to dynamically test and implement their plans, manage complex multidimensional models, collaborate across functions, share insights and content via built-in community tools. It was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company aims for strategic acquisitions and investments that will further help in company's growth and expansion of business opportunities and activities across the country and abroad.

$348M
$300M
1K
2K
2006
United States
07
PHR
Playbook HR

Enterprise Software Software

A Platform for Managing On-Demand Workforces

$326M
-
3K
8K
2014
United States
08
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Pardot

Lead Generation Services

Pardot offers powerful marketing automation to help marketing and sales teams find and nurture the best leads, close more deals, and maximize ROI.

$292M
-
-
93
2006
United States
09
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Gusto

HR Software

Gusto develops web-based payroll solution for small- and medium-sized businesses. It operates an online platform that provides payroll, benefits, human resources, and integration services for employers and employees in the United States. Gusto offers health benefits and workers’ compensation benefits that include medical insurance, commuter benefits, and 401(k) contributions as well as workers’ compensation insurance plans, time tracking, and integration services, and access to employees for processing payroll from web-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets. It also provides access to employees and contractors to browse their previous pay stubs, review their payroll forms, verify their personal details, and statistics about their pay, tax payments and federal forms filing services, and security and support services. Gusto serves startups, coffee shops, doctors, creative agencies, lawyers, and boutiques. Edward Kim, Joshua Reeves, and Tomer London founded ZenPayRoll in 2011 that became Gusto, with its headquarters in San Francisco in California with an additional office in Denver in Colorado...

$290M
$746M
200K
2K
2011
United States
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Samsara

Distribution Software

Samsara is an IoT platform that combines hardware, software, and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations. Samsara’s portfolio of complete Internet of Things (“IoT”) solutions combine hardware, software, and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations. They serve over 15,000 customers across diverse sizes and industries, from transportation and logistics to field services, food production, energy, construction, local governments, and manufacturing. Their growing suite of solutions includes vehicle telematics, driver safety, mobile workflow and compliance, asset tracking, and industrial process controls - all in an integrated, open, real-time platform. Samsara was founded in 2015 by the co-founders of Meraki, now part of Cisco Systems, and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Atlanta & London.

$243M
$930M
15K
1K
2015
United States
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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.