The region’s newest multibillion-dollar industry is massive and invisible. It is a tech revolution that is silently and stealthily connecting companies to us in ever-more-cunning ways. And it may be the one enterprise that locks in Boston’s hegemony over tech for years to come.
In Search of Unicorns
COMPANIES TO WATCH
Actifio, founded by Ash Ashutosh, has drawn more than $200 million in funding. Acquia, meanwhile, hosts one of the most popular tools for content management, and in 2013 sales neared $100 million. It was named the fastest-growing private company in the U.S. by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list.