Earlier today, Forbes released its annual list of America’s top 100 private companies aka Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies.  This was the largest list of private companies ever done by Forbes due largely in part to their use of CB Insights’ Mosaic software (learn more about Mosaic here).  Mosaic’s software mines the web for digital information left behind by companies and these “digital footprints” are used to assess the strength or weakness of companies.

While we have plenty of exciting product and other updates coming out about Mosaic in the near future, we wanted to use this post to congratulate the 100 amazing companies who were honored by Forbes.  These are companies who are leading in some giant markets and which are poised for big things for many years to come.

You can learn more about these impressive companies and their growth by visiting Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies section here.  An article about the top 20 in particular is here which is def worth a read as well.  Congratulations again to all of the deserving top private companies who made the list.

For our subscribers, all the company profiles are on CB Insights, and you can just click here for a complete list (hit the link after you login).  This will not just give you the list but their profiles will include their prior investment history, if any.  This, of course, is very handy for VCs and PE investors.

Below is the list of Forbes top 100 private companies.

  1. Smashburger
  2. BOKU
  3. Digital Broadcasting Group
  4. Popchips
  5. Implantable Provider Group
  6. Virtual Instruments
  7. Allonhill
  8. SecondMarket
  9. ServiceNow
  10. Opower
  11. uSamp
  12. 3Cinteractive
  13. Scale Computing
  14. Contour
  15. Fresh Diet
  16. Four Winds Interactive
  17. HubSpot
  18. Box
  19. IntegriChain
  20. Lending Club
  21. Shoedazzle
  22. Rocket Fuel
  23. Latisys
  24. Eneractive Solutions
  25. Skinit
  26. Yodle
  27. Southern Tide
  28. Marketo
  29. R2 Logistics
  30. Webimax
  31. CampusBookRentals.com
  32. Evernote
  33. Limos.com
  34. Mutual Mobile
  35. ShopRunner
  36. Totsy
  37. HUMAN Healthy Vending
  38. Splunk
  39. Vitrue
  40. ThunderCat Technology
  41. Acquia
  42. Propel Fuels
  43. Salient Federal Solutions
  44. Pricelock
  45. Star2Star Communications
  46. Deer Valley Trucking
  47. Cie Games
  48. A10 Clinical Solutions
  49. WellDoc
  50. Mesocoat
  51. Valkyrie
  52. JAMA Software
  53. ChaCha
  54. Elemental Technologies
  55. Vantage Data Centers
  56. InfoStretch
  57. North American Power
  58. Bridgelux
  59. Telogis
  60. Packsize
  61. Resonate Networks
  62. Ocean Media Systems
  63. Niner Bikes
  64. ShopJimmy
  65. Navman Wireless
  66. Scentsy
  67. ABSMaterials
  68. E-cycle
  69. Market Force
  70. Energy Xtreme
  71. Buyology
  72. OpenSky
  73. Domo Technologies
  74. Tenex Health
  75. J. Hilburn
  76. Aquatherm
  77. Syncardia
  78. RGB Networks
  79. CIRCA
  80. Tagged
  81. InsureMonkey
  82. PaperG
  83. Gemvara
  84. ShareThis
  85. ScrollMotion
  86. Worldwide Power Products
  87. Tigerspike
  88. Axis Teknologies
  89. Frogbox
  90. Shareable Ink
  91. Unequal
  92. Badgeville
  93. Performance Enhancing Meat Snacks
  94. Inspirato
  95. CODA Holdings
  96. Cerulean Pharma
  97. Sapphire Energy
  98. ALTe
  99. ScoreBig
  100. Cinsay