March 9, 2011
The Wall Street Journal
The Next Big Thing 2011
The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies
Start-ups with potential for technological breakthroughs in health care, mobile communications and business software topped The Wall Street Journal's second annual Next Big Thing list.
The ranking — compiled by research firm VentureSource, a unit of Journal owner News Corp. — seeks to pinpoint the 50 U.S. venture-backed companies with the greatest promise to succeed. To be eligible, 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.
ATV portfolio company EndoGastric Solutions Inc. featured.