Source | business.linkedin.com | Bruce Anderson
It’s not as though startups don’t have enough challenges already — the mad scramble for talent, investors, and customers while competing with the deeply entrenched giants of the business world. So, what’s a global pandemic on top of all that?
Well, it should be enough to level just about any up-and-comer. But, surprisingly, numerous startups are actually thriving in the wake of COVID-19, providing consumers and other businesses with products and services that seem, in many cases, almost prescient.
We’re excited to celebrate 50 of the most successful with the LinkedIn Top Startups 2020 — the resilient, young U.S. companies that are rocking the marketplace and the workforce.
To put this list together, LinkedIn looked at hundreds of millions of actions taken by members, paying special attention to four areas: employee growth; job seeker interest in a company; engagement with the company and with its workforce; and how successfully these young businesses having been drawing talent away from the organizations on the LinkedIn Top Companies list. Only startups that are privately held, are 7 years old or younger, are headquartered in the U.S., and have at least 50 employees were considered.
Without further ado, below are the top 10 U.S. startups for 2020 (you can see the full list of 50 here). You can also check out the Top Startups in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Things for Better.com couldn’t be much, well, better. A digital mortgage lender and the top startup on our list, Better.com has seen demand for refi applications and new loans soar due to the Federal Reserve dropping its interest rate to zero percent and the hunger for more space following the shift to remote work. The four-year-old business has onboarded more than 1,500 employees since March — and plans to bring on another 7,000 workers in the next 12 months.