The Top 10 Startups to Work for in 2022, According to LinkedIn – Yahoo Finance

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America as startup companies continue to dominate the business marketplace and give people hope for their next billion dollar idea. Apple, Facebook, Amazon and YouTube are great examples of successful startups — in simple terms, it’s a business with a unique product or service to sell that’s in its infancy stage, usually supported by silent investors who provide seed money to get it off the ground.
Zelle Facebook Marketplace Scam: How To Recognize and Avoid This Scam
Find: 22 Side Gigs That Can Make You Richer Than a Full-Time Job

Each year, career networking platform LinkedIn publishes their Top Startups report as part of their LinkedIn List franchise, ranking the 50 most promising startups to work for and “spotlighting the leading companies embracing innovation and the future of work” while also showing trends in the sector.
There are both global and U.S. rankings. Eligibility requirements to make the cut for the U.S. Top Startups list must include that the company is based in America, is no more than 7 years old, has a minimum staff of 50 people and is completely independent. As well, the startup must have at least 10% employee growth for the year. For 2022, that timeline was established as July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
LinkedIn then assesses and ranks the businesses based on four factors: “Employment growth, engagement with the company and its employees, job interest and ability to attract talent from companies on the LinkedIn Top Companies list.”
The candidates for this year’s list showed some interesting commonalities and emerging trends for the most promising startup ideas of the future — and no surprise, most of them deal with leading technology.
First and foremost, healthcare is leading the way in new and innovative startup companies, which aligns with the growing demand among consumers for more wellness options and greater benefits as mainstream healthcare costs continue to surge.
Among the companies on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List for 2022 there are 10 health-focused businesses, a few of which offer coveted virtual mental health care visits, or digital dental appointments. There are also startups that cater to marginalized demographics like one that offers gender affirming hormonal replacement therapy treatments. A fertility support startup and another offering more access to eating disorder treatments round out the list.
Sustainable startups are another huge market as more people focus on eco-friendly measures that may help combat the effects of climate change and provide access to more natural foods and goods. One of the standouts is Once Upon A Farm, the startup founded by starlet Jennifer Garner to provide cold-pressed, organic baby food to American families. Liquid Death Mountain Water is another one — the company offers water in a can (rather than harmful plastic) and has some creative branding and partnerships in the live music and festival sector. Sustainable clothing companies, electric car innovators and several cannabis-related startups enter LinkedIn’s list for 2022 as well.
When it comes to what these top startups are looking for in potential employees and what they uniquely offer in benefits to their workforce, there have been some common themes there as well.
Rather than a college degree, as is often the standard with traditional businesses, these indie companies want creativity, critical thinking skills, honest communication and “empathy,” as listed in the job descriptions. What they offer in return as part of their benefits packages may include unique perks like free admission to art museums, access to tuition-free lifelong learning opportunities, philanthropy programs, four-day “recharge” weekends and even the chance to have a co-owned second home.
Without further ado, here are the Top 10 companies that rank on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List for 2022 — and the good news is, all are hiring!
This popular app takes the No. 1 spot on LinkedIn’s list. In a virtual world, Discord allows people to “connect,” honing in on the social part of social media by allowing users to create their own communities where they can text, video message, share pics and reels and more.
The really unique part of Discord is you can create different communities to tailor your interactions — one server can be for family, one for friends, one for colleagues, etc. And, as LinkedIn mentions, the app is hiring for entry-level roles in a number of positions such as product design, safety and more.
Business sales teams can find an ally with this startup that takes the No. 2 spot on LinkedIn’s list. Using this management software will “transform sales team into stars” as they promise, allowing managers to see actions at every point in their employee pipeline.
It allows for personalized coaching and positive feedback opportunities with team members, improves and quickens onboarding for new hires and captures measurable data that sales reps can use to increase job performance. As LinkedIn adds, the startup recently rolled out a new product called Gong Forecast, “the first product of its kind to build realistic revenue forecasts based on real-time customer interactions.”
Self-described as a “career opportunity platform,” this employee-centric startup provides access to education and skill-based training that shows members of a company’s workforce how they can tangibly move forward in their career paths and reach personal job advancement milestones. For employers, it’s also meant to help build and retain a qualified workforce ready to adapt to changes in the future.
The other unique part about Guild Education is one of its own employee benefits — the startup recently unveiled The Beehive next to its Denver offices. It’s an early childhood education center that offers affordable child care and educational programming for working parents.
This innovative startup offers “finance for fast-growing companies.” Using their platform allows businesses to offer seamless options for corporate credit cards and expensing through built-in software that dovetails with a company’s current financial management system. The receipt uploader and spreadsheet in the app have been given high marks from many clients that have provided testimonials.
As well, using their services allows businesses to tap into credit limits 10-20x higher than other lenders, per Brex, to have more access to funding while helping companies still spend smarter. Though they began targeting startups like themselves, investments in more savvy software has allowed Brex to scale and market to Fortune 500 companies, too.
Like Brex, Ramp is another corporate financial services tool that allows a range of businesses to save time and money. In addition to spending and expensing software as well as live support, Ramp touts access to 20x the amount of capital a business might garner from other sources — and can tap into extended payment terms. To date, the startup has 5,000 clients and is valued at $8.1 billion.
More recently, services have expanded into travel management, with AI-fueled programs to help coordinate and track expenses for out-of-office needs.
This burgeoning startup claims it has “built the largest and most diverse community of data professionals in the world” by attracting, vetting and training candidates that have gone on to work for giant companies like US Bank, Lyft and Johnson & Johnson among others.
A cornerstone of their platform is helping employers embrace more diversity with job readiness programs that open doors for more women and Black, Latinx and LGBTQ+ candidates.
Lead conversion is simplified with this business tool that finds verified contact info (emails and cell phone numbers) for potential customers in any number of industries. Market research and data importing are all done for you with the click of a button using the AI-powered technology. Or, as they say, it “organizes the world’s contacts and makes them universally accessible and useful.” To date, the startup has vetted 1.9 billion contacts.
Servicing more than 300,000 businesses, Seamless.AI says their advantage is that they are the world’s only search engine that works in real-time for sales leads that have a high conversion rate, with 5-10x higher ROI on average.
Take Our Poll: Are You Struggling To Keep Up With Your Utility Bills?
As mentioned previously, one of the biggest industries on LinkedIn’s Top Startups list for 2022 is in healthcare. Cerebral offers telehealth technology that focuses solely on mental health care. It allows anyone dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia and other ailments to find a practitioner in the moment they need help without having to worry about scheduling an appointment.
The startup was born from the pandemic-led demand for mental health and virtual services. In addition to therapy and coaching, the tool also offers medication management with a variety of tailored and combination plans that fit an individual’s needs.
E-commerce brands in need of more communication solutions have been looking more and more to this startup that offers text message marketing with two-way communication led by AI technology. Calling itself “conversational commerce,” Attentive allows brands to interface with customers leading to more individualized sales opportunities with 10x the revenue potential, according to their website.
Attentive is very user-friendly with examples and templates that let brands build effective marketing strategies at the click of a button — and helps them target the right audience, as well.
Live Richer Podcast: Unexpected Ways Losing a Spouse Can Affect Your Finances and Retirement
More: 9 Bills You Should Never Put on Autopay

In this day and age, security is more important than ever, especially when businesses are dealing with sensitive client info. Drata is a security automation platform that continually monitors for any breaches and upholds standard quality controls with real-time insights offering businesses peace of mind that they are in compliance.
The platform now has thousands of clients in every industry sector and has become a safeguard for HIPPA and CCPA info, among other personal data.
More From GOBankingRates
How Much is Prince Harry Worth?
Get Ready for Retirement Now With Expert Tips for Every Stage of Life
Should You Still Buy a Home in Today’s Market?
10 Things to Do Now If Your Credit Score Is Under 700
This article originally appeared on The Top 10 Startups to Work for in 2022, According to LinkedIn
Frontline workers are stressed by the limited-time promotion that runs through the end of October.
Costco offers a very simple proposition to its members. Basically, Costco offers no frills — its stores aren't just called warehouses, they actually are warehouses — and items are basically just stacked on pallets. Costco also puts relentless pressure on its vendors to squeeze out every penny of cost from each item.
(Bloomberg) — Sign up for our Middle East newsletter and follow us @middleeast for news on the region.Most Read from BloombergTrump Says US Agency Packed Top-Secret Documents. These Emails Suggest Otherwise.Nord Stream Leaks Caused by Detonations in Sign of SabotageSecretive Chip Startup May Help Huawei Circumvent US SanctionsKremlin Lets State Media Tell Some Truths About Putin’s Stalling WarStocks Slide for Second Day Ahead of Jobs Report: Markets WrapSaudi Arabia kept oil prices for its main
Oil prices have been all over the place this year. WTI, the primary U.S. oil price benchmark, started 2022 at around $75 a barrel before rocketing over $120 a barrel following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The move could keep a floor under crude prices and potentially push them higher depending on demand and other supplies.
With over three dozen stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) portfolio, there's one company that Warren Buffett clearly has an ongoing love affair with because he's owned it for over 30 years and says he will never sell it: Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO). Since 1965, Berkshire Hathaway has generated average annual returns of 20%, or almost double what the S&P 500 has achieved in the same time. Although not even Buffett strictly follows that advice, his purchase of Coca-Cola stock highlights the idea and underscores why the soft drink maker comprises almost 8% of his holdings.
Warren Buffett has been making a bold bet on oil prices over the past year. While oil prices have cooled off on fears that we're about to enter a global recession, that slump has reversed recently thanks to OPEC.
Gas prices are rising again, and this might be just the beginning.
Apart from Shell (SHEL) and Enbridge (ENB), TechnipFMC (FTI), Transocean (RIG) and VAALCO Energy (EGY) hogged the limelight during the week.
OPEC’s decision to lower output quota hay have a serious impact on crude supply this fall, providing further upward support for crude prices this winter
(Bloomberg) — A Delaware judge halted a court case against Elon Musk over his $44 billion purchase of Twitter Inc., giving the parties more time to complete the deal.Most Read from BloombergMusk's Twitter Takeover Hits Snag Over Debt-Financing IssueNord Stream Leaks Caused by Detonations in Sign of SabotageKremlin Lets State Media Tell Some Truths About Putin’s Stalling WarTrump Says US Agency Packed Top-Secret Documents. These Emails Suggest Otherwise.Stocks Slide With Anxiety Running High Bef
Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre looks at how oil markets are performing amid news that OPEC+ is cutting its production.
The OPEC+ group of oil-producing countries has agreed on a drastic cut to the global supply. The speculation has helped oil reverse its recent declines. William Watts explained why the actual production cuts by the OPEC+ group might not turn out as expected.
These are the utilities stocks with the best value, fastest growth, and most momentum for October 2022.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are publicly traded companies that allow individual investors to buy shares in real estate portfolios that receive income from a variety of properties. They allow investors to invest easily in the real estate sector, which includes companies that own, develop, and manage residential, commercial, and industrial properties.
The Elon Musk-Twitter (TWTR) saga took a turn towards resolution yesterday with news Musk would honor his deal to purchase Twitter for $44 billion. The drama for Tesla (TSLA) shareholders, however, will likely linger.
Russia is considering building a plant to make alumina, used in aluminium production, to reduce its reliance on imports from China, which has risen since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, a document seen by Reuters showed. One of the world's largest aluminium producers, Russia secures 65% of its need for the intermediate product alumina through imports, mostly from China, a draft of the plan for development of Russia's metals industry until 2030 said. Russia's increased dependence on China's alumina has driven up the production costs of aluminium and follows disruption of supplies from Ukraine and Australia since Feb. 24, when Moscow sent troops to Ukraine.
These are the energy stocks with the best value, fastest growth, and most momentum for October 2022.
Germany’s top economic minister is urging the U.S. and the EU to do more to help countries vulnerable to the energy crisis.
Walmart Inc is planning to cut more than 1,000 jobs at an Atlanta facility that fulfills orders placed on In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filed on Wednesday, the nation's largest retailer said it would lay off 1,458 workers at the e-commerce fulfillment center located in Fulton Parkway in Atlanta, Georgia. Walmart confirmed to Reuters that it was cutting its workforce at the facility and that workers were notified about the move in late August.
Job cuts jumped 46% in September from the prior month and 68% from September 2021, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas


Leave a Comment