Ripple and Coinbase Hit LinkedIn’s List of Hottest Startups
Both Ripple and Coinbase cracked LinkedIn’s third annual list of the top 50 hottest start-ups for employees.
The professional networking site’s editors and data scientists reportedly “parsed billions of actions generated by LinkedIn’s 645 million members” to examine and compare startup companies’ employee growth, job seeker interest, member engagement, and how well they fish talent from established companies.
Eligible companies needed to be headquartered in the United States, be seven years old or younger, and have more than 50 employees.
Ripple and Coinbase, both of which are headquartered in San Francisco, came in 28th and 29th place, respectively.
Ripple currently employs about 270 people and is hiring for 60 roles, mostly for engineering positions and spots with Xpring, the company’s fundraising and project support arm.
Says the cross-border payments company,
“Whether you bring to the team a competitive spirit from a past athletic career or problem-solving skills from climbing mountains, we’re most excited about working with people who love what they do.”
Coinbase employs 600 people and currently has 130 open roles spread across all their departments. The digital asset exchange has tripled in size and raised $525 million in funding in the past three years.
Says Rachael Horwitz, the exchange’s vice president of communications,
“Finding top talent requires us to cast the widest net possible. We are rigorous about hiring based on skills and values, but outside of this, we welcome people from every background and set of experiences.”