Focus is key: 6 cloud startups kicking ass by going narrow

The companies on our list are all tackling different sectors but share a capability to surmount regulatory hurdles, win over large corporate customers, and pull in sizable revenues. Or they simply are tackling a challenge in their sector in an eye-opening and innovative way that’s begging for attention

Venture capitalists are betting on cloud startups with a specific focus: health care, financial services, real estate, and other industries. This more specialized, “vertical” industry approach is a stark contrast to the more horizontal approach taken by first-generation cloud companies. Emergence Capital founder Gordon Ritter believes the next generation of cloud companies won’t try to do it all and cater to every sector, like Salesforce.

Read the full article on VentureBeat here: http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/05/top-vertical-cloud-startups/.

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