Top 10 startups of 2019, according to LinkedIn
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On Wednesday, the career-focused website released its annual Top Startups List which ranks young companies in the U.S. based on billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members over the past year.
The top spot in 2019 went to Snowflake Computing, a San Mateo, California-based tech company that helps businesses move data onto the cloud. It leaped to first place from the 20th spot last year and is currently looking to hire engineers and sales staff.
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Snowflake Computing is in good company at the top of LinkedIn’s list. Lyft was awarded the coveted spot in 2018 and Uber topped LinkedIn’s most-sought-after startups list the year before.
The Los Angles-based startup Dosist ranks second place in 2019 and it’s the first recreational marijuana-centric company to ever make LinkedIn’s list. The sensor data platform Samsara ranks third. It currently has over 150 open roles to fill.
To be eligible for the list, a company must be independent and privately held, have at least 50 employees and be seven years old or younger, according to LinkedIn. It also must be headquartered in the U.S. and have a minimum of 15% employee growth over the time period.
The lineup in 2019 highlights an increase in delivery-on-demand services and innovative mobility companies with startups like DoorDash moving up the ranks as newcomer Lime joins the ranking for the first time.
These are the top 10 startups in the U.S., according to LinkedIn
1. Snowflake Computing: Founded in 2012, the data warehousing company is lead by a team of experts who hold patents in the fields of database architecture data warehouses and query optimization.
2. Dosist: Founded in 2016, Dosist was created with the goal of “creating the first cannabis products based on the science behind the plant,” according to the firm’s website.
3. Samsara: Samsara Incorporated develops a hardware-software platform. The Company offers GPS fleet tracking, dashcam and wifi hotspot services.
4. Doordash: The food delivery company has doubled its employee base every year in its six-year history, and with its recent acquisition of competitor Caviar, the startup is revving up its growth.
5. Brex: A newcomer to the lineup, the startup is attempting to reinvent business-to-business financial service. It offers a unique corporate card for startups based on funding rather than credit history.
6. Good American: This fitness fashion line founded by Khloe Kardashian marks a shift in the retail landscape with its success as a body-positive company offering an inclusive range of sizes.
7. Robinhood: It’s the only company from 2018 to remain in the top ten. Robinhood continues to grow by recruiting people who share its vision of democratizing the financial system.
8. Peloton Interactive: This is Peloton’s first year on the list. The startup is shaking up the fitness industry with its live and recorded classes connected to at-home equipment.
9. Compass: One of the country’s largest independent real estate brokerage firms, Compass is planning to hire hundreds of employees across its product and engineering teams over the next year, according to LinkedIn.
10. Nuro: This robotics company is in the race to get self-driving delivery pods on the road. It’s expanding across all areas of its business with open roles in marketing, communications, engineering and human resources.
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