The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 25 hottest companies where UK professionals want to work now. With the 3rd annual Top Startups ranking, we uncover the young companies commanding professionals' attention today: 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 UK. Looking to land a job at one of these fast-growing companies?
A growing number of startups are producing meat in a lab, sparing animals from slaughter. They want to bring cell-based beef, poultry, pork and fish to your plate. But they face scrutiny from consumers, regulators and food-safety advocates. If you're going to apply for a job at a startup, why not start with the best? The unique experience of working with a small, specialized team means you could have greater responsibilities and more opportunities to shine.
Anuj Agrawal, 35, has dabbled in the recruitment industry since 2005. With 100 employees and two offices in Noida and Bengaluru, his firm Zyoin offers recruitment and consultancy services to over 300 companies, including Amazon, Goibibo, Play Games and PayU. But there were some constant niggles. With no universal template around which resumes are written and structured, mining and matching thousands with job positions was a huge task. Available parsing technologies were basic and didn't sort and match well. Also, the resumes in their database would often get dated. Last year, Agrawal got a cold email from Anand Kumar, founder of Bengaluru-based Skillate, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based recruitment solution platform that helps companies read and match resumes.
I spotted an article by Linus Beliunas on LinkedIn this week, and liked it so much that wanted to share. Over a course of 12 months, Venture Capital-backed FinTech deals and funding set an annual record: in 2018, VC-backed FinTech companies raised $39.57 billion across 1,707 deals globally. The number of deals was up by 15% year-over-year while the funding surged 120% on the back of 52 mega-rounds ($100 million) worth $24.88 billion collectively. Right now, there are 39 VC-backed FinTech unicorns worth a combined $147.37 billion. It is important to note that the last quarter of 2018 saw five new unicorns births (Plaid, Brex, Monzo, Devoted Health, and Toss) and two in the first month of Q1'19 (N26and Confluent). The cohort's total valuation in 2018 was boosted by a record year for mega-rounds to existing unicorns, including Gusto and Robinhood, among others.