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 2840 companies with combined revenues of $45.3B.

Together, California SaaS companies employ over 275K employees, have raised $12.7B capital, and serve over 914M customers around the world.

$1M - $5M ARR
  1. Gradle $4.9M
  2. GetRocket $4.9M
  3. Hazelcast $4.9M
$5M - $10M ARR
  1. 15Five $10.0M
  2. Cloudbeds $10.0M
  3. Liveworld $10.0M
  4. Hgdata $10.0M
  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

    0

    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

    $840M

    4K

    4K

    2003

    California

  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

    0

    8K

    1988

    California

  4. 04
    Teradata

    Teradata

    Database Software

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

    $2B

    0

    9K

    1979

    California

  5. 05
    Broadcom, Inc.

    Broadcom, Inc.

    Information Technology Software

    $2B

    0

    2K

    2005

    California

  6. 06
    Palantir

    Palantir

    Artificial Intelligence Software

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

    $2B

    $3B

    460

    3K

    2003

    California

  7. 07
    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

  8. 08
    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

  9. 09
    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

  10. 10
    Tanium

    Tanium

    Enterprise Software

    Developer of information technology security systems designed to simplify endpoint security and configuration compliance. The company's security and systems management service empowers security and IT operations teams to ask questions about the state of ev

    $440M

    $1B

    0

    2K

    2007

    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.