Phase 1

This year’s candidate list included 871 companies—289 early-stage, 299 mid-stage, 259 late-stage, and 24 giga-stage.

Phase 2

The investor survey was designed to capture unbiased perspectives from the participants. Participants were permitted to select up to 10 companies per stage—no more than three of which could come from the participants’ portfolios.

The methodology for ET30 is based on our research team’s work in startups and venture capital since 2001. Companies cannot apply, pay, or lobby for placement in the ET30. The ET30 is conducted in partnership with a rare group of venture capitalists, and it is our privilege at Wing to work with our colleagues in the industry. The participants span early-, mid-, late-, and multi-stage investment firms, with successful backgrounds and substantial reach in enterprise technology. Collectively, the 80 firms have invested in 87% of the $1B+ exits and unicorns in enterprise technology since January 2016.

The original candidate list of companies was built through four research sources: 1) the 202 companies who received 4 or more votes in last year’s ET30, 2) multiple PitchBook queries from a company universe of thousands of venture-backed companies, 3) Wing’s primary research in identifying, reviewing, and meeting with private companies, and 4) 261 recommendations from the 97 venture capitalists and 30 corporate development teams. 70% of the data signals in ET30 are venture capitalists’ votes on companies outside of their portfolios.




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Congratulations to the 2022 Enterprise Tech 30 cohort

The Enterprise Tech 30 serves as a platform for the tech industry to identify, learn about, and build relationships with the most promising private companies in enterprise technology. We welcome your thoughts and observations. Please follow the conversation on Twitter and Linkedin with the hashtag #enterprisetech30.