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The 2015 March SaaSness Tournament

It's Selection Sunday for the 2015 March SaaSness tournament. We have chosen 64 companies to compete in our battle to decide the top SaaS company of 2015.

64 Companies. 1 Champion. You decide.

We're huge March Madness fans here at Ambition. And this year, for the first time ever, we're looking to bring the energy and excitement of the ultimate annual sporting event (sorry Super Bowl) to our own industry, by hosting the first-ever March SaaSness tournament.

How It Works

Our Selection Committee has picked 64 of the top SaaS Business Solutions to go head to head in a massive bracket we've created. After selecting the initial 64 companies, we seeded them using the most objective metric possible: Number of twitter followers. (Note: Final seeding was determined based on Twitter followers during the first week of March -- if you have since jumped higher, too bad).

What we came up with is an epic field of elite software businesses, competing in a six-round tournament where YOU decide the winner of each matchup. 

Each day that teams are competing, voters will have from 9 am -9 pm EST to vote via Google Forms for a winner in each matchup. At the end of the day, we will announce who will be moving on to the next round from that group of matchups.

The Field

The following is a list of the 64 companies who made this year's field, organized by seeding. We've selected the top tools in sales, marketing, customer success and organizational communication. Each company's twitter follower count is noted next to it. 

The Matchups

We've listed all of our First Round matchups below. The games will begin on Thursday, March 19 at 9 am EST -- half the field will be competing on Thursday, the other half will be competing on Friday.

Cloud Region

1) Dropbox 3.95m

16) Toofr 0

 

8) Nimble 11.9k

9) Zapier 11.7k

 

4) Unbounce 49k

13) CharlieApp 1967

 

5) Tableau 49.2k

12) Kimono 1984

 

3) Silverpop 68.4k

14) ConnectAndSell 1277

 

6) Zoho 19.7k

11) ToutApp 3902

 

7) LogMeIn 17.6k

10) Segment.io 4227

 

2) Marketo 99.9k

15) Infer 918

 

Analytics Region

1) Hubspot 471k

16) Outreach.io 66

 

8) Gooddata 13k

9) Import.io 8k

 

4) Eloqua 49.9k

13) Cirrus Insight 1812

 

5) Domo 39k

12) TellWise 1997

 

3) Slack 64.2k

14) Mixrank 1284

 

6) Socedo 21.8k

11) ClearSlide 3802

 

7) InsideSales.com 17.1k

10) SalesLoft 4425

 

2) Mailchimp 161k

15) Close.io 917

 

Automation Region

1) Evernote 355k

16) Clara Labs 156

 

8) Echosign 14.4k

9) RelateIQ 7270

 

4) Rapportive 54.8k

13) ChartIO 1588

 

5) Atlassian 37.1k

12) KiteDesk 2576

 

3) Zendesk 62.4k

14) Looker 1290

 

6) Act-On 26.1k

11) ZoomInfo 3542

 

7) Datanyze 12.9k

10) Base 5298

 

2) Docusign 164k

15) Ambition 646

 

Platform Region

1) Salesforce 236k

16) Discover.ly 160

 

8) Optimizely 14.7k

9) InsightSquared 6052

 

5) Stripe 36.9k

12) Velocify 2859

 

4) Pardot 57.4k

13) FrontApp 1363

 

3) Box 57.8k

14) Mintigo 1312

 

6) InfusionSoft 33.2k

11) PipeDrive 3193

 

7) Mixpanel 15.5k

10) Yesware 6040

 

2) KISSMetrics 208k

15) PersistIQ 211

Selection Sunday: More Info to Come

The full schedule of matchups will be released later this week, and voting on first round games will begin Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 9 am. Good luck to all of our competing teams, we will release more information about the tournament later this week.

Update: How March SaaSness Works.

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