Coinbase, Robinhood, Ripple, and Gemini made to LinkedIn’s 50 most sought-after startups in the US list.
The professional network platform, LinkedIn just announced their list of 50 most sought-after startups in the US on September 6. The editor-in-chief, Daniel Roth, started his announcement by highlighting the capabilities of a breakthrough startup to “scramble industries, alter how we work and live, and shift talent flows around the world.”
The platform considered all startups that are not older than 7 years, privately held and headquartered in the US and have at least 50 employees, before then, analyzed the data collected from their 575 million members with four metrics to come up with the list. They are employee growth, jobseeker interest, member engagement with the company and its employees, and lastly how well the startups pulled talent from LinkedIn’s top companies list.
The top cryptocurrency exchange in the country, Coinbase made it to the top 3 of the list. The company that once claimed to have 50K new users signing up daily, achieved higher than any other crypto firms on LinkedIn’s 2018 top startups list.
The next crypto-related company catching up at number 6 is the financial services firm that just expanded their business to cryptocurrency earlier this year, Robinhood. Followed by the cryptocurrency startup that aims to streamline money transfer using blockchain, Ripple. It seems like the multiple lawsuits the company is currently facing doesn’t daunt talents from looking for opportunities to work for them.
The last cryptocurrency-related company made it to the list is the Winklevoss twin’s firm, the Gemini Trust Company, which is at the bottom of the top 25. Despite the multiple rejections for their BTC ETF proposal, the firm is still considered as one of the influential companies in the crypto space.
The inclusion of these 4 crypto-related companies on LinkedIn’s top 50 of most sought-after startups in the US can be seen as another acknowledgement of cryptocurrency from the public, despite the cons it received from renowned figures in various industries.