Top SaaS Companies in San Jose

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

These are the top SaaS companies in San Jose, United States. In todays day and age its possible to launch a company from anywhere. We wanted to show some love for San Jose by featuring these 140 companies with combined revenues of $21.6B.

Together, San Jose SaaS companies employ over 45K employees, have raised $119.7M capital, and serve over 61K customers around the world.

$0 - $1M ARR
  1. Lavante $990.0K
  2. Nirmata $925.4K
$1M - $5M ARR
  1. Gummicube $4.8M
  2. Splashtop $4.6M
  3. RackWare $4.5M
$5M - $10M ARR
  1. Jivochat $8.5M
  2. Gremlin $8.1M
  3. iXsystems $7.6M
  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

    852

    1987

    San Jose

  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

    $840M

    4K

    4K

    2003

    San Jose

  3. 03
    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

    8K

    1988

    San Jose

  4. 04
    Broadcom, Inc.

    Broadcom, Inc.

    Information Technology Software

    $2B

    2K

    2005

    San Jose

  5. 05
    Zscaler

    Zscaler

    Security Software

    Provider of a global cloud security platform designed to protect enterprises and government agencies from cyberattacks and data loss. The company's flagship services, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, loc

    $431M

    $148M

    3K

    3K

    2008

    San Jose

  6. 06
    247 ai

    247 ai

    Marketing Software

    [24]7.ai is redefining the way companies interact with consumers. We help businesses attract and retain customers, and make it possible to create a personalized, predictive and effortless customer experience.|.

    $306M

    $22M

    150

    16K

    2000

    San Jose

  7. 07
    FICO

    FICO

    Analytics Software

    FICO, originally Fair, Isaac and Company, is a data analytics company based in San Jose, California focused on credit scoring services.

    $130M

    4K

    1956

    San Jose

  8. 08
    MapR-Technologies

    MapR-Technologies

    Analytics Software

    MapR was a business software company headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

    $100M

    $250M

    3K

    251

    2009

    San Jose

  9. 09
    Signifyd

    Signifyd

    Security Software

    Signifyd is a SaaS-based, enterprise-grade fraud technology solution for e-commerce stores. It simplifies fraud detection through a financial guarantee, allowing businesses to increase sales while reducing fraud losses. It was founded based on the belief t

    $75M

    $185M

    320

    2011

    San Jose

  10. 10
    BEA Systems

    BEA Systems

    Enterprise Software

    BEA Systems, founded in 1995, was a company specialized in enterprise infrastructure software products. The company has three major product lines: Tuxedo, BEA Weblogic and AquaLogic. The company was acquired by Oracle on April 29, 2008.

    $59M

    $50M

    1K

    1995

    San Jose

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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.