Wall Street Journal Announces 2nd Annual Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies

Two of TomorrowVentures' portfolio companies were included in the The Wall Street Journal's second annual ranking of the top 50 venture-capital-backed companies.


Durham-based Appia, the world's largest open app marketplace and white label storefront platform, was ranked #15. 


San Francisco-based Prosper,  the world's largest peer-to-peer lending marketplace, was ranked #36. 


To be eligible for the ranking—compiled by research firm VentureSource, a unit of Journal owner News Corp.—companies must have received an equity round of financing in the past three years and be valued at less than $1 billion, as the aim is to identify lesser-known contenders. For that reason, a number of prominent companies, including Facebook, Twitter and Groupon Inc., are excluded. Some 5,743 candidates were considered.


For more information on Appia, please visit their website.


For more information on Prosper, please visit their website


You can view the entire WSJ article and complete ranking here