LinkedIn Unveils 2021 U.S. Top Startups List
LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, announced today the 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 50 emerging startups in the U.S. Based on unique LinkedIn (News - Alert) data, this year's Top Startups are responding to the increasing demand for self-care, offering new ways to connect, making financial management more accessible, exploring new frontiers in technology and accelerating business growth and success.
Homeownership startup Better (#1) tops the U.S. list for the second year in a row, joined by newcomer revenue intelligence platform Gong (#2), beauty innovator Glossier (#3), communication app Discord (#4) and financial services company Brex (#5).
"We're witnessing the Great Reshuffle - a moment where everyone is rethinking not just how we work, but why we work," said Jessi Hempel, senior editor at large at LinkedIn. "The Top Startups on this year's list are at the forefront of what's next, keeping employees productive and engaged, giving them flexibility in where, when and how they work, and offering mental health and wellness benefits to help prevent burnout and protect work-life balance. The pandemic has forever shifted how we think about our careers and lives, and these companies are leading the way with innovative plans for how we approach the future of work - and the majority are hiring right now."
Key trends from this year's Top Startups list include:
Top Startups is based on billions of actions taken by the 774+ million members on LinkedIn and a four-pillar methodology measuring employment growth, engagement, job interest and talent attraction. The complete 2021 U.S. Top Startups list, along with additional lists in global markets, interviews and special features, can be found here. To join the conversation on social media, search @LinkedIn and #LinkedInTopStartups.
LinkedIn Top Startups List Methodology
The Top Startups list is part of the LinkedIn List franchise, an ongoing editorial series that celebrates professionals and companies making an impact in the professional world. To be eligible for the U.S. Top Startups list, a company must be independent and privately held, have at least 50 employees, be no more than seven years old, be headquartered in the U.S. and have a minimum of 15% employee growth over the time period. The ranking is determined by four pillars based on LinkedIn data: employment growth, engagement with the company and its employees, job interest and ability to attract talent from companies on the LinkedIn Top Companies list. The timeline measured was July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Top Startups is a global list that includes rankings for Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, the U.K. and the U.S. LinkedIn Lists are fueled by exclusive LinkedIn data mapping the professional landscape from LinkedIn's global News team.
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful, and transforms the way companies hire, market, sell and learn. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. LinkedIn has 774+ million members and has offices around the globe.
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