Unveiling The Bay Area’s 10 Most InDemand Startups of 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 1, 2014

Summer has come to an end (sigh). But no summer is complete without our third-annual list of the Bay Area’s 10 Most InDemand Startups (aka, the startups Bay Area software engineers and IT professionals want to work for the most)… and a summer mixtape!

We compiled the list by analyzing millions of interactions between Bay Area startups with less than 500 employees and the more than 337,000 Bay Area software engineers and IT professionals on LinkedIn. The data is based on activity from February to July (for more info on how we calculate InDemand lists, click here). The companies on this year’s list boast the strongest talent brands among Bay Area startups. That’s great news for them since 56% of professionals say a company’s talent brands is a major influence in their decision to accept or decline a job offer.

Here are the startups topping this year’s chart:

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Congrats to all of this year’s honorees!

But, like I said, no summer is complete without a summer mixtape. I know a thing or two about making music, and I’ve been known to bust a rhyme. I didn’t want to make another ho-hum, middle-of-the-road one. So I asked this year’s honorees to each pick one song that best embodies what it’s like to work at their startups.

One week, hundreds of songs considered, and numerous ways for choosing a song applied, I give you the Bay Area’s 10 Most InDemand Startups of 2014 summer mixtape. To hear the songs, check out the Spotify playlist below and enjoy!

  1. Lytro -- “Best Day Of My Life” (Gazzo Remix) by American Authors
  2. Theranos -- “Young Forever” by Jay-Z
  3. Fitbit -- “My Step” by Little Dragon and “D.A.N.C.E.” by Justice
  4. Coursera -- “Birthday” by Katy Perry (check out Coursera’s parody video)
  5. Minted -- “One More Time” by Daft Punk
  6. Wealthfront -- “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship
  7. Bromium -- “Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
  8. Twilio -- "Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants
  9. Egnyte -- “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities (interested in learning how Egnyte chose its song? Check out the company’s blog post)
  10. Leap Motion -- "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk

And we couldn’t help ourselves so we chose a song that best represents what it’s like working at LinkedIn. Here is our pick:

LinkedIn -- “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton.