As the New Year approaches, many of us find this is a natural time for self-reflection on our lives.
If you've come to the conclusion that you're ready for a new job and want to go to a startup that plays in the $3.8 trillion world of enterprise tech — selling wares to other businesses, not to consumers — we've got you covered.
Here's our annual list of promising enterprise startups who did so well in 2018, they are poised for future success in 2019 and beyond.
We looked at a variety of factors when selecting this list including the experience of leaders and founders, the reputations of investors and the amount of funding raised along with valuations, based on data from online finance database Pitchbook, keeper of such records. We also selected startups at a variety of stages from just starting out to well established.
Valuation: $700 million
Total raised to date: $143.25 million
Year founded: 2009 HQ: Boston
What it does: Flywire handles cross-border payments.
Why it's hot: While Flywire is not the only startup in this market, it had a stellar 2018, when Deutsche Bank partnered with the company to streamline tuition fee payments for India's overseas students. Some 300,000 students attend overseas colleges in the US, Australia, Canada, the UK.
It also raised $100 million in new funding this year, and said it expects to reach annualized revenue of $100 million later this year.