Top 15 Companies to Watch in 2017
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Wow, Stitch Fix has 5000 employees! So big now!
Katrina Lake tested the business model from her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment, sending boxes of clothes tailored to her clients’ styles. Five years later, the San Francisco-based company has more than 5,000 employees and a plus size service on the way.
Oslo is Neat:
Co-founded by Charles Jolley and Mike Hanson, Ozlo is a virtual personal assistant. Available since October, after running a six-month private beta test, Ozlo receives data from more than 30 partners, including Yelp and Wikipedia.
The creators of Twitter (including Evan Williams, pictured) have brought you Medium, a blogging platform with over 25 million monthly users. Its new publisher feature allows businesses to host their websites' blogs. On its client list? Cheddar and Ozlo.
Created by former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe (pictured) and Rich Pierson, the app teaches meditation to more than nine million people in 190 countries. Famous users include actor Jared Leto, who is also an investor.
The internet’s first GIF search engine just closed a $72 million Series D round at an estimated $600 million valuation. Founded in 2013 by Alex Chung (top left) and Jace Cook, the company has become core to messaging apps from Outlook to Tinder.