About The Breakout List

How was the Q2 list compiled

This list was compiled by surveying investors. We prefer not to use publically accessible data, for many reasons.


The Breakout List has been used by thousands of engineers to identify great companies to join.

Since the publication of the first list:

  • 21e6 renamed to 21, launched, and announced they have raised "well north of $116 million"
  • Slack raised $160mm at a $2.8bn valuation
  • Zenefits raised $500mm at a $4.5bn valuation
  • DoorDash raised $40mm at $600mm
  • Affirm, Uber, Meteor, Opendoor, Pinterest, ZenPayroll all also raised at substantially higher valuations (not that anyone is raising at lower valuations these days...)


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