Headquarters: Mountain View, California
Full-time headcount: 1,000
Year founded: 2014
Most common skills: Cloud Computing, Software Development, Java
Largest job functions: Engineering, Sales, Information Technology
What you should know: Founded by the brains behind Apache Kafka, Confluent is an event streaming platform that lets companies easily access multiple types of data in real-time. This is the kind of tech that lets you buy groceries via app, then immediately notifies a store worker to put together your order so everything is ready for you the minute you step foot into the store. The company recently raised $250 million in funding at a valuation of $4.5 billion.