Bay Area tech firms top LinkedIn’s list of most sought-after startups

The competition for talent is fierce especially in Silicon Valley, but some startups are getting more attention among job seekers than others.

LinkedIn on Wednesday revealed the 50 most sought-after startups. San Francisco tech firms Uber and Airbnb topped the list, followed by WeWork, Lyft and Slack.

Using data from its 530 million members from Aug. 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017, LinkedIn examined “which companies were getting the most attention from job seekers, how engaged they were with the startups and how well those companies were attracting talent.”

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“Some of the most intriguing companies right now — and many that have grown from garage to Goliath at an unbelievable speed — are startups and professionals are taking notice,” LinkedIn’s Editor in Chief Daniel Roth said in a statement.

Most of the startups were from San Francisco, followed by New York and Chicago. A third of the companies on the list had headquarters outside San Francisco.

The average raised as much as $72 million in funding and not all of them were tech firms, LinkedIn said.

Here’s a list of the top 10 startups:

1. Uber

2. Airbnb

3. WeWork

4. Lyft

5. Slack

6. NIO

7. Rubrik

8. Dropbox

9. Houzz

10. Convoy

Photo: LinkedIn’s headquarters. (Paul Sakuma/AP)


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