A new Business Insider article has included Pulse among the top startups most likely to boom in 2020. Listing 72 startups from a variety of tech verticals, the publications enlisted the help of influential VCs in including Pulse in their final list.
Asking a group of investors at successful venture capital firms to name the startups, each VC was asked to name two startups; one their firm had invested in and another one which they had no financial interest in but they felt would go on to great things this year. VCs participating included those of Accel, Andreeson Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners among others.
“CIOs routinely form peer groups to advise each other on market research and software purchasing decisions.” Rama Sekhar of Norwest Venture Partners said of his vote for Pulse. “[Pulse] is supercharging these social networks with a peer-to-peer platform.”
Started in 2017, Pulse’s peer-to-peer platform has now amassed over 10,000 verified members within its IT leadership community that drives key data-led insights free from costly analyst interference.
“We’re excited to be a part of this year’s list of startups,” Pulse CEO Mayank Mehta said of the inclusion. “It’s great to get this feedback from VCs given their broader outlook on the investing landscape.”
Pulse was chosen among a list of top achievers which included Elon Musk’s Neuralink, newsletter publication platform Substack and custom app-builder Retool. The final list ranges from the tiny to the “under-the-radar” growth companies with AI and security solutions among the top categories for upcoming startups.