Invitation follows financial automation software provider’s 2016 recognition in inaugural Forbes 100 ranking of the top private cloud companies in the world

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 6, 2018BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) CEO Therese Tucker has been selected as a judge for the Forbes Cloud 100 list for the second year in a row.

The Cloud 100 is the “definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world” published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. BlackLine was honored in 2016 with inclusion in the inaugural Forbes Cloud 100. Less than two months later, the financial automation software provider made its debut on the Nasdaq.

The distinguished Cloud 100 judges panel, composed primarily of public cloud company CEOs, evaluates companies based on four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%) and people & culture (15%).

“In just three years, the Cloud 100 list has established an impressive track record of cementing the reputations of top cloud companies which have continued to achieve notable success, including recently public cloud companies BlackLine, DocuSign, Dropbox, Carbon Black and SendGrid,” said Byron Deeter, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Ten companies from last year’s list have gone public, and several more were acquired or raised significant funding. We’re honored that the leading public cloud company CEOs will once again lend their expertise to this year’s list.”

The 2018 Cloud 100 celebration will take place in San Francisco on September 12th.