Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now

Some of the most fascinating businesses today are startups. Sensing a chance to transform (or take over) a market, founders are channeling their seemingly endless flow of venture funds into new ideas — and top talent. We wanted to see which startups were winning the talent game. Who are the 50 most in-demand upstarts in the U.S. today?

The all-new LinkedIn “Top Companies | Startups” list is the answer. To surface the companies, LinkedIn looked at the billions of actions of LinkedIn’s more than 500 million members to determine employee growth, job seeker interest via views and applications, member engagement with the company and its employees — and how well these startups pulled talent from the flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. (You can learn more about our methodology here.)

To be eligible for Top Companies | Startups, companies must be 10 years old or younger, have at least 100 employees, remain independent and privately held and have at least one round of venture-backed funding. LinkedIn worked with CB Insights to pull a global list of nearly 25,000 eligible venture-backed companies.

Read more from Daniel Roth, Editor-in-Chief at LinkedIn.

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