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The Top 10 Hottest Cloud Computing Startup Companies Of 2021

Wade Tyler Millward

The list includes startups like data catalog software company Alation, cloud application delivery automation company Oatfin and cloud-based material management operating system provider Livegistics.

LucidLink

CEO: Peter Thompson

Headquarters: San Francisco

LucidLink is the developer of the Filespaces general-purpose cloud file technology that allows cloud storage to be used with any shared workloads. The company has helped users with video creation and remote collaboration.

This year, the company raised a $12 million Series A funding round that included an investment from Adobe. LucidLink sales come via the indirect channel, and the company prefers to work with channel partners even when customers want to do deals directly.

Customers include Netflix, WebMD, Shell, MTV and J.P. Morgan, according to the company.

LucidLink was founded in 2016. Before co-founding the company, CEO Peter Thompson spent more than 14 years with DataCore Software. He left DataCore in 2014 with the title of vice president of emerging and developing markets.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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