Gunderson Dettmer Clients Recognized in FastCo’s List of the World's Most Innovative Companies in 2022

March 8, 2022Client News

Fast Company's 2022 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" celebrated the top 50 companies, plus the hundreds of others honored across sector lists brimming with insights into how organizations can make a meaningful impact -on their own organizations, their industries, and society at large.

Twenty-seven (27) Gunderson Dettmer company clients were recognized, and five (5) of those clients were in this year's Top 50. All those listed by Fast Company were selected for their focus on developing new ideas aimed towards creating meaningful impact on society, from electrifying lower-income housing (BlocPower) to providing surf reports for ocean-goers (Surfline).

Congratulations to all of the Gunderson Dettmer clients who were named this year's Most Innovative Companies in:

The World

  • #4 BlocPower, a climate technology and solutions platform 
  • #16 Flexport, a freight forwarding platform
  • #24 Deduce, an identity protection platform
  • #34 Guardhat, a developer of wearables, infrastructure, and software platforms for safer work environments

North America

  • #3 Chargepoint, an EV charging network provider 
  • #4 Webflow, a developer of a web-based tool intended to help users build responsive websites 
  • #7 Buzzer, a developer of a notification-driven mobile platform 

Latin America

  • #3 Kavak, an online platform for buying and selling secondhand cars
  • #7 Justo.MX, an online supermarket delivery-only grocery store chain
  • #8 Crehana, an education technology platform
  • #10 Nowports, a digital freight forwarder platform

Biotech Companies

  • #6 Benchling, a life sciences research and development platform

Consumer Electronics

  • #3 Tonal, a smart at-home fitness platform

Data Science


  • #8 FloQast, a cloud-based accounting software company


  • #6 Rec Room, a gaming platform dedicated to building a global gaming community 

Health Companies

  • #6 Natera, a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA testing

Medicine Therapeutics

  • Undisclosed health-tech company 
  • #9 Amgen, a leader in biotechnology-based human therapeutics 

Personal Finance

  • #8 Realm, a developer of a property management platform 


  • #3 Mashgin, a developer of intelligent kiosks that offers self-checkouts at cafeterias 
  • #6 GlossGenius, a developer of an automated personal assistant software designed to manage appointments 


  • #2 Surfline, a provider of surf report, forecast, and media production information services for ocean-goers

Small and Mighty (10 – 100 Employees) Companies