Grubhub founder Matt Maloney has been outspoken about politics in recent months as the CEO of one of tech’s fastest growing companies. (Credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg)

For tech’s booster crop of private companies looking to go public in 2017, a select group of their public peers is proving you don’t need to be a unicorn to be an investor favorite.

Silicon Valley’s hotshot entrepreneurs may want to study up on the Forbes annual Fast Tech 25 list: the leading public tech companies who have perfected a blend of the top and bottom line. The companies of the Fast Tech 25 stand out for a trailing three years of strong sales growth combined with industry-leading projected earnings growth for the next three to five years.