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15 of the Coolest Startups to Work For Now

Posted by Emily Moore

Last Updated September 20, 2018

Do you like to move fast and innovate? Enjoy working with the latest technology? Thrive in a small, tight-knit environment? Then working at a startup might just be for you.

The good news is that in the age of information, there's no shortage of great startups to work for. But with so many out there, it can be a bit overwhelming. So to help you narrow your search, we've identified 15 of the hottest startups, all of which are hiring now.

Apply today to get in on the ground floor while you still can!

Toast Inc

Company Rating: 3.9


Where Hiring: Boston, MA; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Cincinnati, OH; Knoxville, TN & more

What They Do: “We are a rapidly growing company that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business by pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success. We help restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences through our platform that combines restaurant point of sale, guest-facing technology, and award-winning customer support.”

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Company Rating: 4.6

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Cambridge, MA; Scottsdale, AZ; London, UK; Toronto, Canada; Berlin, Germany

What They Do: “Turo is a car sharing marketplace where local car owners provide travelers with the perfect vehicle for their next adventure. Across the country or across town, travelers choose from a unique selection of nearby cars, while car owners earn extra money and help fuel the adventures of travelers from around the world.”

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Company Rating: 4.4

Where Hiring: San Diego, CA; remote

What They Do: “Aira, founded in 2014, is focused on developing transformative remote assistive technology and services that bring greater mobility, independence and self confidence to blind and visually impaired individuals by connecting them, in an Uber style, to a network of certified Agents. Aira's high-tech approach uses a real-time interactive cloud-based dashboard, built to create for the blind an augmented reality context with live data streams from cameras, GPS, and other sensor systems from wearable platforms such as Google Glass and Pivothead. This allows Aira's remote Agents to render live personalized assistance to users in a myriad of daily activities – ranging from navigating busy city streets and catching a bus, to ordering meals from menus at restaurants and literally traveling the globe.”

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andela devs working with their client connect


Company Rating: 4.0

Where Hiring: New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX & more

What They Do: “Andela provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent. We identify high-potential developers on the African continent, shape them into world-class technical leaders, and pair them with companies as full-time, distributed team members.”

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Coffee Meets Bagel

Company Rating: 4.9

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA

What They Do: “Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is a highly curated dating service where women call the final shot on who gets to talk to them among guys who expressed interest. We believe that the best dating experience is offered through a differentiated service for men and women. Globally, we have generated more than one million dates and thousands of lasting relationships.”

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Company Rating: 4.4

Where Hiring: Redwood City, CA

What They Do: “Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).”

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Company Rating: 4.2

Where Hiring: Sandy, UT; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA & more

What They Do: “Simplus is a Platinum Salesforce Partner, an Oracle Gold Partner, and the industry leader in Quote-to-Cash implementations, providing enterprise-wide digital transformation through advisory, implementation, change management, custom configuration, and managed services. Guided by the mantra, ‘making complex things simple,’ we use leading cloud solutions to help companies achieve a strategic vision, improve performance, and increase value to stakeholders.”

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breakout spaces


Company Rating: 4.7

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA

What They Do: “Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr’s product has shifted the on-demand economy and has landed on Forbes' 'Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016' List, and we're continuing to grow and scale. As a company that provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, Checkr knows first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment and we want to help provide second chances for the formerly convicted.”

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Company Rating: 4.7

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Sunnyvale, CA; Los Angeles, CA & more

What They Do: “We build games that get people outside and exploring. We enable our players to have fun while visiting new places, learning about the world around them, and meeting new friends. We launched Ingress, an immersive real-world mobile game played by millions of people in over 200 countries and territories, and downloaded over 20 million times. We also develop Pokémon GO, which has broken world records and been downloaded over 750 million times in its first year. We announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, our latest much-anticipated AR game.”

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Company Rating: 4.4

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA

What They Do: “MyVest builds enterprise wealth management technology for the digital age. Driven by a vision for client-centric advice, we empower firms to deliver personalized portfolios at scale.”

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Hudson River Trading

Company Rating: 5.0

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL & more

What They Do: “Hudson River Trading (HRT) is a multi-asset class quantitative trading firm based in the heart of New York City. Founded in 2002, HRT develops automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical and statistical modeling techniques and an extremely high-performance computing environment.”

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Company Rating: 4.3

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; New York, NY & more

What They Do: “Founded in 2013, DoorDash is a San Francisco-based technology company passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. Today, DoorDash connects customers with their favorite local and national restaurants in more than 1000 cities across the United States and Canada.”

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Grand Rounds

Company Rating: 4.8

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Reno, NV; Lewiston, ME; Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI & more

What They Do: “Founded in 2011, Grand Rounds provides an employer-based technology solution that connects members and their families to high-quality care. With Grand Rounds, employers get a personalized, high-performance network at scale, while their employees get the tools and support needed to navigate their care on their own terms.”

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Company Rating: 4.4

Where Hiring: Boulder, CO

What They Do: “JumpCloud's Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) is the single point of authority to authenticate, authorize, and manage the identities of a business’s employees and the systems and IT resources they need access to through a single unified cloud-based directory. JumpCloud supports all major OS platforms and is designed to control and manage user access to both internal and external IT resources such as servers and applications.”

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Company Rating: 4.2

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Raleigh, NC; Los Angeles, CA

What They Do: “PlanGrid solves a major problem for a 7,000 year-old industry. Construction data is shackled in paper blueprints that result in enormous rework costs totaling $9 billion per year for the industry due to working from outdated plans. PlanGrid is changing that. We build powerful software to help contractors, owners, designers and architects around the world finish their projects on time and under budget.”

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