The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 25 hottest companies where Canadians want to work now.
With the 2nd annual Top Startups ranking, LinkedIn uncovers the breakout 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.
LinkedIn’s 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 their 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 Canada.
Here are LinkedIn’s Top Tech Startups in Canada for 2019:
Element AI, Montreal
Element AI builds artificial intelligence-powered software for enterprises, including its first publicly available product that helps automate document reading and processing for businesses. For applicants with wanderlust, Element AI has open roles across the world.
Wealthsimple aims to make investing simple and accessible to everyone by combining human financial advisors along with a low-fee, diverse portfolio that minimizes risks. The fintech disruptor has open positions across teams, including its brand, investments, product and production units.
Clearbanc gives startups the money they need to grow without having to give up equity in their companies. Clearbanc, which aims to invest $1 billion across 2,000 companies this year, provides anywhere from $10,000 to $10 million to help young companies expand their marketing efforts and, ultimately, revenue. Instead of taking equity, Clearbanc sets up a revenue-share model and charges a percentage fee.
League has built a one-stop app for employees to access their lifestyle and health care benefits, streamlining everything from insurance details to unique company perks in an easy-to-use hub. The startup, which counts Unilever and Shopify as customers, is hiring for positions cross its teams with a focus on sales, product and engineering.
Fintech startup Drop turns your everyday purchases — like Uber rides, coffee and groceries — into gift card rewards. Drop hires applicants from both startups and Fortune 500 companies to help grow its more than 3 million-member base.
Virtual health care startup Dialogue helps you and your family access therapists, nutritionists, nurses and more at the moment you need them. The startup is hiring for health care professionals as well as sales, marketing and global operations expertise.
Customer intelligence-platform integrate.ai — founded by former Facebook and Instagram executive Steve Irvine — uses AI to help create more meaningful digital interactions between people and businesses.
Ritual makes paying for and picking up your order at more than 5,000 restaurant locations easier than ever through the concept of “social ordering” on its mobile app — and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.
Ada, which has grown from two to 120 employees in three years, enables enterprises to create a seamless customer experience through its AI-powered chatbot platform. The startup has raised $21.5 million to date and is now on the hunt for open roles as it scales its product, engineering and sales teams.
Path Factory, Toronto
PathFactory ultimately helps business-to-business companies nurture, educate and convert potential customers by improving how they consume company-created content, customizing it for each buyer using AI and in-depth analytics.
Engineering and product teams are growing particularly quickly at Opencare, which aims to change the patient-health provider relationship by making preventative care as accessible and convenient as possible.
Flybits empowers banks to offer personalized and relevant financial services to their customers by combining bank data with contextual data, such as a customer’s location. The startup’s recent US$35 million in Series C funding has paved the way for even more growth with open roles across Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., primarily in its technology and sales divisions.
StackAdapt, a native advertising platform, is looking to hire across its teams, including marketing, platform quality and revenue — and not all the roles require a four-year college degree. “Often, relevant experience is more telling about candidates’ potential,” StackAdapt COO Vitaly Pecherskiy tells LinkedIn.
Loopio’s software streamlines how to respond to requests for proposals, requests for information and security questionnaires, allowing internal teams at companies such as IBM to collaborate more efficiently. Between now and the end of the year, the startup plans to hire about 30 new team members across all functions, from marketing to engineering to sales.
Swift Medical, Toronto
Swift Medical’s app can assess the severity of a skin wound with the wave of a smartphone, then help medical professionals streamline everything from tracking the healing progress to documentation and claims submission. Swift Medical is already used by more than 1,000 organizations and is monitoring more than 100,000 patients each month.
Fintech startup Borrowell reached more than 1 million users and closed a $20 million Series B funding round in June, furthering its mission to help Canadians make more informed decisions about their credit — for free. Borrowell is dedicated to achieving gender parity, with 47% of its team currently made up of women.
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Venngage makes it easy for anyone to make beautiful infographics, reports and data visualizations. It’s already being used by organizations such as Google, Forbes, Harvard University and WIRED.