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(Backup) Top 50 Linkedin Startups in 2018


On Thursday, LinkedIn released its annual list of the 50 top startups in the U.S. (privately owned companies less than 7 years old with at least 50 employees) 


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, startups added 1.7 million jobs between March 2016 and March 2017.


Laura Lorenzetti Soper, a senior news editor at LinkedIn, tells the BBG Innovation Forum   …. “These companies are growing fast, hiring fast companies and are really gaining attention.”


She says companies were judged based on

Profile, Interest in company, Employees, Open to hires and Startups ability to land high profile hires


Non tech companies featured strongly in the top 10 – Lyft came in first place ( Uber did last year ) with Halo, Bird and Glossier, with Away and Allbirds making the Top 30


Many of these jobs in these companies are flexible with workers working from home or off site and feeding the gig economy – 

If companies want to hire the brightest and the best – they have to cater for their needs !


Below are the top 50!

1. Lyft – shared rides 

2. Halo Top Creamery – low Calorie ice cream

3. Coinbase – crypto 

4. Noodle.ai

5. Bird – shared scooters 

6. Robinhood – online trading 

7. Ripple – crypto 

8. Glossier – cosmetics 

9. Aurora – performance and service of Amazon services 

10. Rubrik – backup that’s simple and fast 

11. Puls – repairing tech (Natan)

12. TripActions – corporate travel management 

13. Flexport – freightforwarding using technology and human service 

14. Ellevest – investing for busy people 

15. Outreach – sales automation software 

16. Samsara – fleet tracking 

17. Argo AI – autonomous vehicles 

18. Root Insurance Company 

19. InVision – product design platform 

20. Snowflake Computing – data warehouse as a service 

21. Zoox – self driving cars 

22. Drift – conversation on web 

23. Aha! – roadmap software 

24. Affirm – similar to afterpay 

25. Gemini Trust Company digital currency exchange 

26. ConsenSys – crypribuilder?

27. Clutch software development company? 

28. Databricks – analytical platform

29. Allbirds – shoe company 

30. Away – luggage company 

31. BlueVoyant – cyber security 

32. Convoy – trucking company technology – moving freight 

33. UnitedMasters – music licence system https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2017/11/15/united-masters/amp/

34. Plenty hydroponic grower 

35. Drive.ai – self driving cars 

36. The Wing – Co- working space 

37. Solovis – investment management platform 

38. Enjoy – online store?

39. Bumble – dating site 

40. Skift – business conferencing (I think) 

41. Glint – employee engagement surveys 

42. Thrive Global behaviour change technology 

43. Outdoor Voices – activewear 

44. Cohesity – backup technology for secondary data (that you have on apps etc 

45. Formation – advertising company 

46. Katerra – tech construction company 

47. Axoni blockchain for capital markets 

48. Harri tech tools for hospitality industry 

49. Crowd Strike cyber security 

50. Highspot – sales enablement tools 


  • Which companies caught your eye?
  • What are the characteristics that have given these companies the X factor? 
  • What can you learn from these companies that you can implement in your own business?
Share your Insite! 

Posted on September 6, 2018

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