Written by Jessi Hempel
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.
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.)