BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well®, a leading U.S. telehealth platform, today announced it has been named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.
"It's a great honor to be recognized by Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes and Salesforce Ventures as one of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world," said Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chairman and CEO of American Well. "The cloud revolution has been key to American Well's ability to help global healthcare leaders deliver care digitally. We look forward to watching its impact grow across industries."
As part of the rigorous selection process for the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100, Bessemer Venture Partners received submissions from the top cloud companies. The Forbes Cloud 100 judging panel, including top public cloud company CEOs, reviewed the data to select, score and rank the top 100 cloud companies from all over the world. The evaluation process involved four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), and people & culture (15%).
"For the past three years, the Cloud 100 list has identified the top cloud companies that are reshaping their respective industries," said Alex Konrad, Forbes editor of The Cloud 100. "I am consistently impressed by the caliber of companies honored on the Cloud 100 list. It is an exciting time to a be a cloud company and founder."
"The 2018 Cloud 100 represents well over $135B in private shareholder value--an astonishing figure that reminds us yet again of the power of the cloud," said Byron Deeter, a top cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. "The way we do business will be dramatically different as a result of these companies and I am honored to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of the founders and teams behind each company on the 2018 Cloud 100."
"The business opportunity for cloud companies is tremendous today as capital investment, customer demand and rate of adoption continues to grow," said Matt Garratt, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures. "We're excited to see the potential of these companies and look forward to seeing what innovative technology they deliver around the world."
The Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at www.forbes.com/cloud100 and will appear in the September 2018 issue of Forbes magazine.
About American Well
American Well is a leading telehealth platform in the United States, connecting the nation's largest hospitals, insurers, employers, and consumer electronics companies for the purpose of delivering healthcare anywhere. Highly-rated by KLAS for "ease of use" in the 2017 Telehealth Virtual Care Platforms report,* American Well is transforming healthcare by creating a first-of-its kind telehealth marketplace, the Exchange™, to deliver medical care seamlessly through technology. With its strong partnerships in the U.S. and global markets, as well as its direct-to-consumer service Amwell®, the company connects millions of people to the doctors they trust for live video visits for everything from urgent care to chronic care management and healthy living.
American Well's software platform has the built-in capability for hospitals and healthcare providers to deliver care digitally, reaching beyond geography, with wrap around turn-key services to extend care beyond the four walls of a hospital and into the hands of consumers. With a decade of experience, American Well powers telehealth solutions for over 130 health systems comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 7,000 employers, covering over 150 million lives, and helping 1 in 3 Americans get the care they need, when and where they need it most. For more information, please visit AmericanWell.com.
American Well, Amwell and The Exchange are registered trademarks or trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.
*Telehealth Virtual Care Platforms 2017, September 2017, © KLAS 2018 www.klasresearch.com
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