What makes a startup hotter than other LA startups? A few things: New funding, investor buzz, growth potential, market share, brand…. the list goes on. For the purposes of this roundup, we based our LA startup selections on three sources: Mattermark’s growth score, recent Crunchbase funding news, and Hired candidate feedback. Here are 10 Los Angeles-based tech companies with incredibly bright futures:
Fresh meal kits delivered. Major strategic partnerships include Weight Watchers, Allrecipes, Men’s Health, The New York Times.
Funding stage: Series B+ ($18M raised to date)
Mattermark growth score: 839 (source)
Openings: Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Application Developer, Marketing Content Writer, Inside Sales Associate
Perks: Brand new headquarters in El Segundo.
Virtual reality media company specializing in gaming. Survios’ Raw Data became the first-ever consumer VR game to hit $1 million sales in a month, according to Fast Company.
Funding stage: Series A ($4M funding raised to date)
Mattermark growth score: 255 (source)
Investors: Felicis Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, World Innovation Lab, Danhua Capital
Openings: Game Programmer, Technical Artist, Junior Game Designer, Full Stack Developer, Network Gameplay Engineer, Online Gameplay Engineer, Senior Designer, Game Developer
Alcohol delivery app.
Funding stage: Seed ($4.5M raised to date)
Mattermark growth score: 552 (source)
Investors: Blumberg Capital
Openings: PHP Engineer, Security Engineer, JS Node Engineer, Data Engineer, Backend Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Python Engineer
Perks: Flexible work hours, Unlimited vacation, Gym reimbursement, Weekly happy hours (obviously), Monthly company outings, Office bar-cart
Disclaimer: Saucey is a Hired client.
Clutter picks up, stores and brings back your physical belongings at the click of a button.
Funding stage: Series B+ ($32M+ raised)
Investors: Sequoia Capital
Tech stack: Rails, Angular, Mocha, Heroku, AWS, iOS, Swift,
Openings: Frontend Engineer, iOS Engineer, Support Engineer, Rails Engineer, Product Operations Manager, Product Analyst, Director of Operations, Customer Care Consultant
Perks: Scrum agile team, unlimited PTO, catered lunches
Disclaimer: Clutter is a Hired client.
Tastemade is an online food network for discovering places to buy food, creating new dishes, and sharing them. Major publishing partnership with Facebook is driving viral growth.
Funding stage: Series D ($40M raised December 2015, total funding to date = $80.3M)
Investors: Redpoint Ventures, Scripps Networks, Raine Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Third Wave Digital, Comcast Ventures
Openings: Account Manager, Social Media Manager, Account Executive, Account Director, iOS Developer, Web Developer, Culinary Content Developer, Content Partnerships Manager, Content Editor, Data Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Android Engineer, Snapchat Managing Editor — France
Disclaimer: Tastemade is a Hired client.
Hello Giggles *
Hello Giggles is a multi-platform media brand for millennial women, spanning web, mobile, live events, TV and film. Over 18M readers visit the website each month.
Funding stage: Acquired (by Time, Inc for $30 million, per Crunchbase)
Investors: Pritzker Group, BDMI, Rothenberg
Openings: Account Executive, Account Manager, Large Enterprise Rep, UX Designer, Product Manager, HTML/CSS Engineer, PHP Engineer
Perks: Family-friendly and flexible work environment, catered lunches, retirement/401k plan
Disclaimer: Hello Giggles is a Hired client.
All-in-one business management tool helping entrepreneurs do their work anytime, anywhere. Founding team previously worked at Eventbrite, Instacart, Rack.
Funding stage: Series A ($5M raised to date)
Mattermark growth score: 808 (source)
Investors: Wavemaker Partners
Perks: Relocation, flexible work schedule, unlimited vacation days, supportive management
Disclaimer: 17 Hats is a Hired client.
Software startup using artificial intelligence to process satellite imagery. Reports Agfunder News: “Through a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning, Descartes claims to be able to make agriculture predictions that are more accurate than those made by the US Department of Agriculture.”
Funding stage: Series A ($8M raised to date)
Mattermark growth score: 153 (source)
Investors: Crosslink Capital, Data Collective, TenOneTen Ventures, ValueStream Labs, Cultivian Sandbox
Openings: Engineering Manager (Machine Learning), Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Data Engineer, Product Manager, Agriculture Sales, Director of Business Development
Perks: In-house chef & catered lunches, dog-friendly office, maternity and paternity leave