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LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for now

Jessi Hempel, Senior Editor at Large at LinkedIn

Published on September 4, 2019

The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 50 hottest companies where Americans want to work now.

Successful founders channel tenacity and ambition into the pursuit of a vision that can have outsize impact. Most ventures don’t work, but when fate, timing and business acumen line up, the results can alter industries and transform entrepreneurs into business titans. These are the companies we track in the 3rd annual Top Startups ranking: the ones that are growing massively, scrambling industries, shifting talent flows around the world and, often, altering how we work and live.

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Our editors and data scientists parsed billions of actions generated by LinkedIn’s 645 million members — and looked at four pillars in particular: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. To be eligible, companies must be 7 years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held and headquartered in the U.S. (You can learn more about our methodology at the bottom of this article.)

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1. Snowflake

U.S. headcount: 1,065 | Headquarters: San Mateo, Calif. | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: Cloud ComputingAnalyticsData Warehousing | Largest job functions:Sales, Engineering, Business Development | What you should know: Snowflake, which helps companies move their data to the cloud, is flying high. The startup nearly tripled its employee count, grew revenue by 257% and doubled its valuation to $3.9 billion over its last fiscal year. That growth isn’t slowing: Snowflake has over 85 jobs now open, with a focus on adding to its engineering and sales teams.

Read more: How Snowflake bucks Silicon Valley convention with ‘dinosaur’ co-founders and a 60-year-old CEO

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2. Dosist

U.S. headcount: 200 | Headquarters: Los Angeles | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Social Media Marketing | Largest job functions: Operations, Sales, Business Development | What you should know: Dosist is known for its proprietary cannabis dose pen with purported benefits such as helping to reduce pain, inflammation and even insomnia. The startup has hired more than 100 employees over the past year, attracting top talent from the likes of Apple and Tesla. Dosist is now on the hunt to fill 20 new roles and is looking for candidates who reflect the startup’s stated values: inspirational, collaborative, accountable and committed to quality.

Read more: So long stoners: Cannabis startups are drawing high achievers

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3. Samsara

U.S. headcount: 1,115 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: SalesforceCloud ComputingSales Management | Largest job functions:Sales, Engineering, Human Resources | What you should know: Samsara combines the power of hardware (Think: sensors and cameras) with analytical software to boost efficiency in industries such as trucking and food production. The startup has some 280 open roles across everything from engineering to sales to marketing — and that’s just the start. “In the next year, our plan is to hire approximately 1,000 new employees to build new products, enter new markets and support our expanding customer base,” says Melissa Yeh, Samsara’s head of people and places.

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4. DoorDash

U.S. headcount: 1,780 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2013 | Most common skills: Customer SatisfactionSocial Media MarketingData Analysis | Largest job functions: Operations, Sales, Engineering | What you should know: The on-demand food delivery app has doubled its employee base every year in its six-year history. With its recent acquisition of competitor Caviar, the startup is revving up its growth. Looking to land a job there? DoorDash is looking for workers with “courage and grit,” who are “quick, adaptable and resilient,” says Chief People Officer Sarah Wagener.

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5. Brex

U.S. headcount: 230 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: SQLFinanceAnalytics | Largest job functions: Sales, Engineering, Human Resources | What you should know: Brex is redefining business-focused financial products, beginning with its corporate credit card for startups. The company is expanding its presence beyond the Bay Area with offices in New York City, Salt Lake City and Vancouver, British Columbia. If you’re looking to land one of its 85 open roles, HR Director Cookie Wiese has some advice: “We look for individuals who are ready to grow their careers at a pace matching the growth of our business, so prepare to highlight how you have challenged yourself in prior roles.”

Read more: Can Brex become the next American Express?

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6. Good American

U.S. headcount: 80 | Headquarters: Los Angeles | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: Apparel, Merchandising, Adobe Photoshop | Largest job functions: Arts and Design, Marketing, Sales | What you should know: You may know Good American as Khloe Kardashian’s size-inclusive denim line. You may not realize, however, that the original idea came from CEO and co-founder Emma Grede, who previously ran a successful entertainment marketing agency. The startup doesn’t just preach body positivity; last year, it introduced a new size to address a clear gap in the market — and it’s looking for similarly innovative employees. “We always look to hire out-of-the-box thinkers, those who are passionate, solution-oriented and able to understand our customer on a deeper level,” the company told LinkedIn.

Read more: The Kardashians made Good American go viral. Can CEO Emma Grede give it staying power?

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7. Robinhood

U.S. headcount: 500 | Headquarters: Menlo Park, Calif. | Year founded: 2013 | Most common skills: PythonSoftware DevelopmentJava | Largest job functions: Engineering, Finance, Human Resources | What you should know: Robinhood lets customers buy and sell stocks and exchange-traded funds on their phones without paying a commission. The fintech startup secured a $323 million funding round in July, landing it a whopping $7.6 billion valuation. Jobseekers in engineering and compliance will find a number of opportunities at the company, many of which are located in its Lake Mary, Fla., office.

Read more: Behind Robinhood’s quest to become the ‘Amazon for financial services’

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8. Peloton Interactive

Global headcount: 1,800 | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: Fitness, Social Media MarketingSoftware Development | Largest job functions: Sales, Operations, Engineering | What you should know: Peloton Interactive operates at the sweet spot of digital media and fitness: It sells physical bikes, but its business model is subscription-based group classes that can be streamed from your home. How does Peloton think about retaining top talent, from its Instagram-famous instructors to engineers working on its app? It’s about everything from the right Kind bars and IPAs on tap to a mission-driven culture and “pre-IPO currency,” CEO John Foley told LinkedIn in a recent interview. Peloton recently filed publicly for its upcoming IPO and, as Foley says, “people are going to make good money.”

Hear more: Inside Peloton: John Foley on his startup’s surprising rise

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9. Compass

U.S. headcount: 2,300  | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: Investment Properties, Real Estate Transactions, Sellers | Largest job functions: Real Estate, Finance, Marketing | What you should know: Those with an entrepreneurial mindset will thrive at Compass, a real estate technology company and the country’s third-largest brokerage. That goes for its agents, as well as the hundreds of people Compass is looking to hire across its product and engineering teams over the next year to help build its end-to-end software platform. “Look through your LinkedIn network to see if you’re connected to anyone who works at Compass,” says Margaret Smith, head of talent. “Reaching out to them to get their insight and perspective is important. They may refer you if you show enough initiative.”

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10. Nuro

U.S. headcount: 300 | Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif. | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: PythonC++Machine Learning | Largest job functions: Engineering, Operations, Human Resources | What you should know: Nuro, a robotics company in the self-driving race with its own fleet of small delivery pods, has over 200 open positions and is looking for people who are motivated by big challenges. “Our team prioritizes strategic thinking across all functions and a curiosity to explore the unknown,” says Tadhg Bourke, head of people and places. “Expect to be tested both in the quality of your work and your creative problem solving.”

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11. Glossier

Global headcount: 200 | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: Social Media MarketingAdobe PhotoshopDigital Marketing | Largest job functions: Sales, Media and Communication, Operations | What you should know:Glossier, the online beauty retailer known for its millennial pink packaging, generated $100 million in sales last year and is now valued at $1.2 billion. When hiring for one of its 43 open positions, Glossier stresses the importance of transferable skills over beauty industry expertise. “We value diversity of thought and different perspectives,” says Samantha Verdile, a Glossier spokeswoman. “Many people are surprised to learn that most of our employees actually didn’t come from the beauty industry.”

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12. Lime

U.S. headcount: 423 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: Data AnalysisOperations ManagementAnalytics | Largest job functions:Operations, Engineering, Human Resources | What you should know: Lime is one of the startups at the forefront of the scooter craze sweeping America. After introducing its dockless bikes and scooters to nearly 100 cities around the world over the past two years, Lime is well-versed in the challenges of dealing with diverse interests — and it values those related skills in job candidates. “We emphasize respect, empathy, strong communication skills and data-driven results that prioritize what’s best for everyone,” says Laura Ventura, global head of recruiting.

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U.S. headcount: 360 | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: Digital MarketingAdobe PhotoshopSocial Media Marketing | Largest job functions: Sales, Arts and Design, Marketing | What you should know: Luggage brand Away has over 100 open jobs around the world, including a “Name Your Job” posting for those who don’t see the right position for them. No four-year degree required (co-founder Jen Rubio herself left school early to get real work experience), but come prepared to work in a high-growth environment. Ideal candidates should “love opportunities for rapid new skill development and be comfortable with ambiguity and change,” says Erin Grau, VP of people and culture.

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14. Flexport

U.S. headcount: 1,080 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2013 | Most common skills: Supply Chain ManagementAnalyticsFreight | Largest job functions:Operations, Sales, Engineering | What you should know: Flexport, which uses software to help companies make the logistics of freight and customs more efficient, is fresh off a year of 2x revenue growth, a huge hiring spree and $1 billion in new funding. All of this has opened up opportunities for its employees to grow and expand their careers internally, the freight forwarding startup told LinkedIn. Over 250 employees changed roles last year, including 60 who moved around the world as Flexport expanded into new regions.

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15. Zoox

U.S. headcount: 890* | Headquarters: Foster City, Calif. | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: MatlabManufacturingPython | Largest job functions: Engineering, Operations, Program and Project Management | What you should know: Over the past 15 months, self-driving startup Zoox celebrated its five-year anniversary, brought on new CEO Aicha Evans and opened a consolidated Bay Area headquarters. To date, Zoox has raised $790 million to help achieve its goal of launching an autonomous, all-electric ride-hailing service by 2020.

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16. TripActions

U.S. headcount: 600 | Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: Business TravelFinanceSales Management | Largest job functions:Sales, Support, Operations | What you should know: TripActions, a corporate travel-management platform valued at $4 billion, has hired 650 global employees this year alone, bringing its worldwide headcount to 725. The startup has over 80 roles open now, with a particular focus on engineering, product and sales. To land one of those jobs, highlight an experience scaling and building: “Give concrete examples,” says Krystine Dinh, director of communications. And be sure to “find the right balance between ‘I’ and ‘we.’”

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17. SimpleBet

U.S. headcount: 65* | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: PythonSQLMachine Learning | Largest job functions: Engineering, Business Development, Product Management | What you should know: SimpleBet is building a new generation of sports betting technology, including its recently launched pricing platform, which uses machine learning to automatically update and create real-time betting opportunities for MLB games. The startup, which plans to expand to NFL and NBA markets, has been on the hunt for data, engineering and product expertise.

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18. Aurora

U.S. headcount: 305 | Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: PythonC++Machine Learning | Largest job functions: Engineering, Operations, Human Resources | What you should know: Aurora, the self-driving startup founded by industry pioneers from Uber, Google and Tesla, added more than 200 employees this year, pulling leading talent away from Top Companies such as Alphabet’s Waymo and Apple. It has yet another 91 positions open across both engineering and business groups — including opportunities in Pittsburgh for an autonomous vehicle techniciana technical artistand more.

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19. Bird

U.S. headcount: 500 | Headquarters: Santa Monica, Calif. | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: Data AnalysisSQLSocial Media Marketing | Largest job functions:Operations, Engineering, Information Technology | What you should know: Bird is another one of those scooter startups popping up across America, but how does it differ from its competitors? Perhaps by its aggressive growth strategy. Last year, Bird became the fastest company ever to reach unicorn status. That growth has come with its fair share of questionsand challenges, yet there are still a plethora of opportunities here. Bird has hundreds of open positions around the world and is looking for “impact-oriented, community-focused individuals with fresh perspectives,” the company told LinkedIn.

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20. Databricks

U.S. headcount: 660 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2013 | Most common skills: AnalyticsData MiningCloud Computing | Largest job functions:Engineering, Sales, Human Resources | What you should know: Databricks helps companies unleash the power of big data through its unified analytics platform, making innovation and analysis easier across data science, engineering and business teams. The data obsession extends to the interview process: Kristalle Cooks, head of communications, tells LinkedIn that having strong data points for why you’re a good fit is a great way to stand out when applying for one its 177 open jobs.

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21. Rubrik

U.S. headcount: 1,070 | Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: Cloud ComputingVirtualizationEnterprise Software | Largest job functions: Sales, Engineering, Information Technology | What you should know: Talent has been flocking to the cloud data-management startup, which was founded by former Oracle, Facebook and Google engineers. Over the past year, Rubrik hired 700 employees, including ex-Cisco executive Wendy Bahr. Sales and engineering positions account for most of Rubrik’s open jobs, and the company prefers candidates with four-year college degrees who illustrate a “customer-first mindset.”

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22. XFL

U.S. headcount: 130* | Headquarters: Stamford, Conn. | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: Sports, Sports Marketing, Digital Marketing | Largest job functions:Operations, Business Development, Media and Communication | What you should know: Vince McMahon, best known as chairman of WWE, is personally funding a relaunch of the XFL, a professional football league seeking to reimagine the game on and off the field by making the game faster and fan focused. The eight inaugural teams, all owned by the XFL directly, will kick off in February 2020. In preparation, the company is looking to hire more than 50 social media editors, marketing directors and community managers.

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23. Coda

U.S. headcount: 60 | Headquarters: Multiple | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: Software DevelopmentUser ExperienceCloud Computing | Largest job functions:Engineering, Arts and Design, Product Management | What you should know: Coda merges text and data into a single document that can serve teams as a unified workspace. The startup, which has raised $60 million in funding, has 15 job openings across sales, engineering, design and marketing. “We believe that technology is about to enter a new phase where people won’t want to buy one-size-fits-all solutions,” says Evan Davies, head of solutions, partnerships and marketing. The startup is looking for candidates “eager to help us democratize software.”

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24. Ritual

U.S. headcount: 70 | Headquarters: Culver City, Calif. | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: Digital MarketingSocial Media MarketingAdobe Photoshop | Largest job functions: Marketing, Arts and Design, Engineering | What you should know: Ritual, a women-first, subscription-based vitamin company, recently raised $25 million in Series B funding and plans to invest the new cash in product innovation and scientific research, as it expands its supplement lineup. Looking to snag one of its 11 open jobs? “We reward tenacity,” says Kadie Bowen, VP of people & organization development at Ritual. “Use alternative means to get the attention of the Ritual hiring team.”

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25. Zume

U.S. headcount: 510 | Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif. | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: SQLSoftware DevelopmentJavaScript | Largest job functions:Engineering, Operations, Human Resources | What you should know: While Zume may be best known for its robot-powered pizza brand Zume Pizza, the company has a much bigger ambition: Reduce food waste by helping companies better predict supply and demand. As on-demand delivery grows, Zume connects restaurants and suppliers with real-time food consumption data and predictive analytics so they can adjust how they purchase. The startup is amping up its customer acquisition and is focused on growing its product, engineering and sales teams across 109 open roles.

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26. Affirm

U.S. headcount: 650 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: AnalyticsPythonSQL | Largest job functions: Engineering, Operations, Human Resources | What you should know: Affirm provides payment plans for everyday items with no surprise fees. The startup has added more than 450 employees since July 2018 and opened its second flagship office in Pittsburgh, which it calls its “customer center of excellence,” with plans to grow its local headcount to 100 by the end of this year and 500 over the next five years. Job seekers looking to land one of its 198 open positions don’t need a four-year degree, but should be curious and passionate about the work Affirm is doing, the company tells LinkedIn.

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27. Domio

U.S. headcount: 115 | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: Hospitality, Financial AnalysisAnalytics | Largest job functions:Operations, Engineering, Arts and Design | What you should know: Domio is building branded apartment-hotels that offer the space and amenities of an Airbnb rental with the consistent upscale presentation of a nice hotel, the first of which debuted in January in New Orleans. Interested in applying for one of the startup’s 49 open positions? VP of People Natalie Heim has this advice: “A great fit for Domio generally includes three characteristics: First, the candidate can thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Second, the candidate is self-driven, collaborative and not afraid to get their hands dirty to get the job done. Finally, the candidate is delightful and always has the customer or end-user in mind.”

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28. Ripple

U.S. headcount: 270 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: AnalyticsSoftware DevelopmentFinance | Largest job functions:Engineering, Business Development, Information Technology | What you should know:Ripple lets customers send money across the world cheaply and securely via blockchain technology. Ripple is hiring for about 60 roles now, focused in its engineering unit and new Xpring team (an initiative to support other startups that use Ripple technology). To land one of its jobs, be ready to share your passions, including those beyond finance. “Whether you bring to the team a competitive spirit from a past athletic career or problem-solving skills from climbing mountains, we’re most excited about working with people who love what they do,” the company tells LinkedIn.

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29. Coinbase

U.S. headcount: 600 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: Software DevelopmentSQLPython | Largest job functions: Engineering, Finance, Information Technology | What you should know: In three years, crypto-wallet service Coinbase has tripled in size and raised $525 million in funding. The startup has 130 open roles across all departments, and VP of Communications Rachael Horwitz emphasized that candidate potential isn’t judged based on academic degrees. “Finding top talent requires us to cast the widest net possible,” she says. “We are rigorous about hiring based on skills and values, but outside of this, we welcome people from every background and set of experiences.”

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30. Bumble

U.S. headcount: 100 | Headquarters: Austin, Texas | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: Social Media MarketingDigital MarketingAdobe Photoshop | Largest job functions: Marketing, Sales, Community and Social Services | What you should know:Bumble, a social app for dating, friend-finding and career-building, increased its employee headcount 60% year over year. Keeping its kindness-focused culture intact as it rapidly expands has been paramount, and Bumble is on the hunt for jobseekers who not only understand its product but align with its values: “Kindness, authentic connections and helping end misogyny are foundational to everything we do at Bumble,” says Chief of Staff Caroline Ellis Roche.

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31. Faire

U.S. headcount: 105 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: Data AnalysisFinancial AnalysisAdobe Photoshop | Largest job functions: Support, Sales, Arts and Design | What you should know: Faire, an online wholesale platform with a customer base of over 40,000 local retailers, raised $100 million in funding, hired 135 people and opened a new Salt Lake City office, all in the past year. That growth isn’t slowing. The company has over 30 open jobs across its three offices and is focused on growing its data science teams.

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32. Cameo

U.S. headcount: 110 | Headquarters: Chicago | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: Digital MarketingSocial Media MarketingAdobe Photoshop | Largest job functions: Business Development, Sales, Engineering | What you should know: Cameo, an app that allows people to buy personalized video shoutouts from celebrities, raised $50 million in Series B funding in June as it looks to aggressively scale internationally. The company has 30 open positions right now across its product, engineering, sales and operations teams — and not all require a college degree. “We actively look for candidates from untraditional backgrounds,” CEO Steven Galanis tells LinkedIn.

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33. Coursera

U.S. headcount: 360 | Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif. | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: PythonSQLJava | Largest job functions: Engineering, Education, Marketing | What you should know: Coursera, an e-learning startup valued at more than $1 billion, raised an additional $103 million in Series E funding in April to help accelerate its focus on upskilling professionals. Coursera has over 100 jobs open today with expansion focused in its enterprise sales, engineering, product management, marketing and data science teams.

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34. Verkada

U.S. headcount: 170 | Headquarters: San Mateo, Calif. | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: Sales ManagementSalesforceCloud Computing | Largest job functions:Sales, Engineering, Human Resources | What you should know: Verkada, which sells enterprise security systems that include cameras and an intelligent, cloud-based software platform, increased its employee headcount from 35 to 175 globally this past year, a jaw-dropping 400% expansion. Valued at $540 million, the startup secured another $40 million in Series B funding in April to continue its high-growth trajectory.

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34. Voyage

U.S. headcount: 50 | Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. | Year founded: 2017 | Most common skills: PythonC++, Autonomous Vehicles | Largest job functions: Engineering, Operations, Business Development | What you should know: Self-driving startup Voyage has recruited some of the industry’s brightest, many who have tackled similar problems at companies such as Apple, Uber, Cruise, NIO and Tesla. The startup is getting its autonomous taxis on the road and serving a demographic that might need it the most — 129,000 seniors in Florida and California retirement communities. Voyage is now on the hunt to fill 20 roles, including a field engineer and vehicle operations specialist in Florida.

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36. Amperity

U.S. headcount: 120 | Headquarters: Seattle | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: AnalyticsCloud ComputingSQL | Largest job functions: Engineering, Business Development, Sales | What you should know: Amperity, which helps companies such as Starbucks and the Gap use their customer data more intelligently, has raised $87 million in funding to date, which has helped fuel its massive expansion. On top of 355% year-over-year revenue growth in 2018, the company has increased its employee headcount by more than 60% since July 2018. The startup has another 34 open positions with plans to grow its sales and marketing team in the near future.

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37. Giant Spoon

U.S. headcount: 200 | Headquarters: Los Angeles and New York | Year founded: 2013 | Most common skills: Digital MarketingSocial Media MarketingDigital Media | Largest job functions: Business Development, Arts and Design, Marketing | What you should know: Ad agency Giant Spoon, which has worked with media giants such as Netflix and HBO, added 105 new hires this past year and grew its 2018 revenue by an estimated 76%. The agency isn’t easing up: It has another 20 open roles. Potential applicants should come with a team mindset. “Whether you created the content strategy for an arm of the campaign or designed one small piece of out-of-home — every detail matters,” said co-founder Marc Simons. “It all bubbles into the same shared victory. Those efforts don’t go unrecognized.”

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38. Confluent

Global headcount: 800 | Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: Cloud ComputingJavaSoftware Development | Largest job functions:Engineering, Sales, Information Technology | What you should know: Confluent, which developed a platform that processes data as a real-time stream, is valued at $2.5 billion following its Series D funding in January. The startup has more than 150 positions open across the company and is looking for candidates with the right skills, not just degrees: “We want to hire people with a forward-thinking perspective and skill set they can use to grow fast with us,” says CFO Cheryl Dalrymple. “That includes people who don’t get their experience in a college classroom.”

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39. Uninterrupted

U.S. headcount: 50 | Headquarters: Los Angeles | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: Digital Media, Sports, Entertainment | Largest job functions: Media and Communication, Arts and Design, Marketing | What you should know: From documentaries to podcasts, Uninterrupted digs into athletes’ stories from their point of view. The sports media startup co-founded by LeBron James is hiring for content and sales positions and looking for candidates that think like an athlete. “In any sport and on any team, there are times when you need to be a leader and times when you need to support your fellow team mates,” says President Devin Johnson. “We value discipline and process as much as bold ideas and creativity.”

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40. Allbirds

U.S. headcount: 245 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: Adobe PhotoshopDigital MarketingE-commerce | Largest job functions: Sales, Operations, Support | What you should know: Allbirds, which has been profitable since its launch, hit Unicorn status last year with a $1.4 billion valuation. The sustainable shoe startup, best known for its wool sneakers, has scaled up its workforce rapidly: about 260 of its 310 global employees were hired in the past year. The startup is still on the hunt for new talent with 41 open roles across the company, including field retail repsand even a materials product developer.

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41. Sonder

U.S. headcount: 820 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: FinanceFinancial Analysis, Hospitality | Largest job functions:Operations, Engineering, Real Estate | What you should know: It’s been a hot year for Sonder: The hospitality startup, which transforms apartment rentals into hotel experiences, reached Unicorn status with a valuation of about $1.1 billion and more than doubled its employee count. Its hiring spree isn’t over. The company has over 160 jobs open right now across a variety of sectors as it focuses on expanding globally.

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42. Daily Harvest

U.S. headcount: 135 | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: Digital MarketingSocial Media MarketingAdobe Photoshop | Largest job functions: Marketing, Operations, Engineering | What you should know: Daily Harvest, which delivers ready-to-go smoothies and other healthy eats direct to consumers, scaled from a 35-person staff to 135 in a year and is looking to add another 25 new employees across its teams, from creative to finance to data. If you want to land one of those roles, be prepared, says CEO Rachel Drori. “When it comes to nailing an interview at Daily Harvest, showing your passion and hunger are imperative. Also do your research and come with a point of view,” she says.

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43. Scale AI

U.S. headcount: 100 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2016 | Most common skills: Data AnalysisPythonJava | Largest job functions: Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance | What you should know: Scale AI, a platform that helps machine learning teams process their data faster, is used by companies such as the Toyota Research Institute and Lyft to super-charge their self-driving efforts. The startup nabbed $100 million in funding in August, making it one of Silicon Valley’s latest Unicorn breakouts. Scale AI is now scaling itself and has 35 positions open across its marketing, operations and technical teams.

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44. Convoy

U.S. headcount: 700 | Headquarters: Seattle | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: AnalyticsSQLSoftware Development | Largest job functions: Operations, Engineering, Sales | What you should know: Convoy, a tech-enabled trucking network, has had a breakout year: The startup raised an additional $185 million in funding, claimed Unicorn status and hired about 500 employees. Convoy isn’t shifting out of high gear anytime soon. It’s hiring for over 180 roles, with many focused within its product marketing, data science and engineering teams.

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45. ThoughtSpot

U.S. headcount: 310 | Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif. | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: AnalyticsCloud ComputingBusiness Intelligence (BI) | Largest job functions: Engineering, Sales, Business Development | What you should know:ThoughtSpot, a simple-to-use business analytics platform, went on a hiring spree with 248 new hires globally over the past year, and not all are in the Bay Area. ThoughtSpot has offices in Seattle, Dallas and five international cities. For jobseekers looking to nab one of its 46 open roles, Marta Molina Paul, VP of global people operations recommends, “If you don’t have the perfect experience — still apply! If you’re smart, adaptable and motivated, we’ll find a way to leverage your talent.”

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46. Drift

U.S. headcount: 280 | Headquarters: Boston | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: SalesforceDigital MarketingAnalytics | Largest job functions: Sales, Engineering, Support | What you should know: Over the past year, sales platform Drift scaled from 65 employees to a team of almost 280, and the startup is now looking to fill over 40 open roles with plans to “double down” on its products and sales teams. Don’t see a role that’s quite the right fit? “You can apply to the future Drifter role,” says Lacey Berrien, a company spokesperson. “We are continuously hiring and will eventually have the right role.”

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47. Ellevest

U.S. headcount: 90 | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: Digital MarketingJavaScript, Wealth Management | Largest job functions: Engineering, Finance, Business Development | What you should know:Ellevest, which creates investment plans tailored to women, secured an additional $33 million in funding and nearly doubled its headcount in the past year. The startup looks for employees who reflect its client base: 50% of the engineering team are women and 45% of Ellevest’s workforce are people of color. The startup has 15 open roles currently, nine of which are on its engineering team.

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48. Ethos Life

U.S. headcount: 90 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2015 | Most common skills: Analytics, Insurance, SQL | Largest job functions: Marketing, Support, Engineering | What you should know: Life insurance startup Ethos appeals to its customers with a tech-savvy approach — an app and no paperwork. The startup has raised $100 million in total funding and boosted its headcount from 35 to 90 this year alone. It has 35 open roles with a focus on growing engineering, and jobseekers don’t need insurance industry expertise. “Please don’t shy away because of your lack of experience or exposure,” says Brittany Yoon, VP of operations. “Most of us didn’t know much about life insurance before joining Ethos.”

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49. Plaid

U.S. headcount: 380 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: SQLPython, Financial Services | Largest job functions: Engineering, Sales, Human Resources | What you should know: Plaid, the software powering well-known fintech apps such as Venmo and Coinbase, has raised $310 million in venture capital funding to date. Head of people McKenna Quint said the company is “growing quickly but carefully”: It’s added about 200 employees over the past year and has over 100 positions open now. What is the startup looking for? “The most successful Plaid employees are those who ask hard questions, take smart, calculated risks, own mistakes and learn from them and bring a deep sense of humility,” says Quint.

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50. Outreach

U.S. headcount: 500* | Headquarters: Seattle | Year founded: 2014 | Most common skills: SalesforceCloud ComputingCustomer Relationship Management (CRM) | Largest job functions: Sales, Engineering, Support | What you should know: Outreach, a platform that helps sales reps optimize their client engagement and track performance, plans to grow its team to 450 employees by the end of this year, helped by its $114 million funding round in April (which also helped vault it to Unicorn status). The startup has doubled its revenue growth every year since 2016 and boasts 3,500 customers, including Adobe, DocuSign and eBay.

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Methodology

LinkedIn measures startups based on four pillars: employment growth, engagement, job interest and attraction of top talent. Employment growth is measured as percentage headcount increase over one year, which must be a minimum of 15%. Engagement looks at non-employee views and follows of the company’s LinkedIn page, as well as how many non-employees are viewing employees at that startup. Job interest counts rate at which people are viewing and applying to jobs at the company, including both paid and unpaid postings. Attraction of top talent measures how many employees the startup has recruited away from LinkedIn Top Companies, as a percentage of the startup’s total workforce. Data is normalized across all eligible startups. The methodology time frame is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

To be eligible, companies must be independent and privately held, have 50 or more US-based employees, be 7 years old or younger and be headquartered in the country on whose list they appear. We exclude all staffing firms, think tanks, nonprofits, accelerators and government-owned entities.

About company insights

*Company insights were sourced from LinkedIn Talent Insights. Data reflects aggregated public member data from active LinkedIn profiles in the relevant country and includes full-time employee profiles associated with the company on LinkedIn. We exclude members who identify as part-time or contractors. Headcounts are provided by the companies directly, unless otherwise noted with an asterisk. Those headcounts are based on LinkedIn data. The insights reflect data as of June 2019.

Original article can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-top-startups-2019-50-hottest-us-companies-work-jessi-hempel/