Prestigious list of “ideal places for young people to start their careers” based on feedback from 14 leading venture capital firms, compiled by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member and Wealthfront founder Andy Rachleff
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 26, 2015 –ForgeRock®, the leading open platform provider of identity management solutions, has been included in the 2017 edition of the Wealthfront Annual List of Career-Launching Companies. The list, now in its fifth year, is compiled by Andy Rachleff – the founder and executive chairman of Wealthfront, and a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business – based on a survey of partners at 14 leading venture capital firms, including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and others.
This year’s list includes 132 companies, with ForgeRock being one of 28 new firms added to the total. These 28 replaced companies that were dropped for no longer meeting the list criteria, including companies that filed for an IPO or went public, several that were acquired, and others that had grown beyond the $300 million revenue cap. In his blog announcing the 2017 list, Rachleff wrote: “We believe the companies we list each year are the ideal places for young people to start their careers because they are all highly likely to turn into large businesses, and nothing early in your career is more important than achieving success — and nothing signals success more than working for a successful company.”
Mike Ellis, ForgeRock’s CEO said “We’re honored to be included in Wealthfront’s Fifth Annual List of Career-Launching Companies. ForgeRock is fortunate to have a tremendous team that includes many recent graduates and people early in their careers. ForgeRockers find this such an exciting and desirable place to work because our open source customer identity technology is having a tremendous impact across multiple industries. ForgeRock powers advanced omnichannel retail and communications, we enable Internet of Things implementations for smart cars and the connected home, our technology is driving digital transformation for media giants and the public sector, and we provide innovative new consent and security technologies to ensure greater customer privacy than ever before. Not to mention we’re growing like crazy, our fridges are always stocked and we have a lot of fun. I encourage anyone starting their careers – or at any point in their career – to check out our job listings and send us a resume if you believe you have what it takes to join the ForgeRock band.”
Founded in 2010, ForgeRock has grown to a staff of almost 400 ForgeRockers across seven offices in the US, EMEA and APAC. The announcement that ForgeRock had been named to the Wealthfront list coincided with the ForgeRock Identity Summit London, which was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden on October 19th. ForgeRock’s largest international event to date, the Identity Summit attracted an audience of over 350 attendees, more than twice the attendance of the 2015 event. Presenting at the Summit were executives from the BBC, Pearson, Gartner, Accenture, government professionals and other technology leaders. ForgeRock’s Paris Summit will take place on November 15th.