LinkedIn's Top Startups of 2019

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

You might have read a recent article by Ben Ingram for LinkedIn entitled, "LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: the fifty hottest US companies to work for now." If it passed you by, the above link will take you to the article, an interesting read. At the bottom of the article, you'll find the complete methodology they used.

As a Realtor I'm often asked if our real estate market remains strong. National news might indicate a softening in the market, but except for the highest end properties, I haven't seen signs of a slow down here. So I read the report with great interest, and here's what I see:

I looked at the location of the top 50; 2 of them had multiple headquarter locations, so I focused on the remaining 48. Of those:

  • 33 are headquartered in California
  • 29 are headquartered in northern California
  • 15 are headquartered in San Francisco
  • 9 are headquartered in Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley)
  • 4 are headquartered in San Mateo County (nestled between San Francisco and Silicon Valley)

Of the remaining 15 hot US companies;

  • 8 are headquartered in New York
  • 3 are headquartered in the state of Washington
  • 1 each headquartered in Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas

The number 1 spot goes to Snowflake Computer Software, based in San Mateo, California. LinkedIn's write-up for Snowflake follows:

"U.S. headcount: 1,065 | Headquarters: San Mateo, Calif. | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: Cloud ComputingAnalyticsData Warehousing | Largest job functions: Sales, Engineering, Business Development | What you should know: Snowflake, which helps companies move their data to the cloud, is flying high. The startup nearly tripled its employee count, grew revenue by 257% and doubled its valuation to $3.9 billion over its last fiscal year. That growth isn’t slowing: Snowflake has over 85 jobs now open, with a focus on adding to its engineering and sales teams."

Of special interest to me is that Compass the New York based real estate firm with which I am affiliated, ranked number 8 out of the 50.

"U.S. headcount: 2,300  | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2012 | Most common skills: Investment Properties, Real Estate Transactions, Sellers | Largest job functions: Real Estate, Finance, Marketing | What you should know: Those with an entrepreneurial mindset will thrive at Compass, a real estate technology company and the country’s third-largest brokerage. That goes for its agents, as well as the hundreds of people Compass is looking to hire across its product and engineering teams over the next year to help build its end-to-end software platform. “Look through your LinkedIn network to see if you're connected to anyone who works at Compass,” says Margaret Smith, head of talent. “Reaching out to them to get their insight and perspective is important. They may refer you if you show enough initiative."

If you haven't yet read, "LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: the fifty hottest US companies to work for now" I suggest you do; you might be pleasantly surprised with what you find.

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning  Lottie Kendall ,

I missed this article so thanks for writing this post. My son just took his company and joined Compass. They were able to keep a lot of their local branding but he is very excited about the company and all it has to offer!

Sep 12, 2019 04:35 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Lottie. Interesting article I will have to review later. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Sep 12, 2019 05:14 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Lottie - "bookmarked" since I previously missed seeing/reading this article.  

Sep 12, 2019 05:44 AM #3
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - I hope Compass proves to be a good fit for your son; I'm liking it.

If you read LinkedIn's report, find the Texas startup that ranked; might be a good talking point.

Sep 12, 2019 07:19 AM #4
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Wayne Martin - if you look at the report, check out which IL company made the list -- might be interesting to share with others in your area.

Sep 12, 2019 07:20 AM #5
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Michael Jacobs - I hope you enjoy the LinkedIn article. 

Sep 12, 2019 07:20 AM #6
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I totally skimmed right past this, Lottie! Thank you for sharing - there are some interesting details/nuggets in this one.

Happy Thursday!

Sep 12, 2019 09:02 AM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Lottie Kendall - this is interesting and not surprising considering silicon Valley

Sep 12, 2019 09:12 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very interesting information to share.

I hope you are having a very productive week.

Sep 12, 2019 10:56 AM #9
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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It is funny that the facts entail that the market is strong, yet the media is running with quite the contrary.  There is too much fake news in the world these days and too many people that believe in that fake news.

Sep 12, 2019 10:57 AM #10
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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We all feel California leads the way for innovations Lottie Kendall 

Sep 12, 2019 09:42 PM #11
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Our strong local economy is one of the reasons for our high cost of living -- and one of the many reasons so many of us enjoy living where we do, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Sep 13, 2019 07:20 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Brian England - fear and shock sell, which is why newspapers, magazines and now online news use those tactics. If we, the people, didn't buy into that could it change?

Sep 13, 2019 07:23 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Grant Schneider and Roy Kelley - glad you found the information in LinkedIn's report interesting. Wishing you both a wonderful weekend.

Sep 13, 2019 07:24 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS - I liked reading the synopses of some of the hot start ups in the report. So many dreams; such excitement! Thinking of you and Ray.

Sep 13, 2019 07:26 AM #15
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Grant Schneider
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Lottie Kendall - I use linked In whenever I am doing any serious searches as I am mostly B to B.

Sep 18, 2019 10:56 AM #16
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Lottie Kendall
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LinkedIn is growing stronger all the time it seems to me, Grant Schneider . One of my clients told me he uses LinkedIn exclusively when looking to fill positions at his high-tech firm.

Sep 18, 2019 11:12 AM #17
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