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Breakout List: High Potential and High Growth Companies

Companies With The Tag 'New Grads Take Note'

These are some companies that new grads may want to closely consider. They're mostly companies with between $20mm and $300mm of revenue. See the explanation behind that range from Andy Rachleff below. Note the tags, too. If you're going for an engineering job, look for companies with the tag 'engineers.' If you're an engineer, we don't recommend companies without the tag 'engineer' as strongly, even if they're hiring engineers.

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Algolia

What Algolia makes: Search-as-a-service to enable businesses to provide search for their sites.

πŸ‘‰ Algolia

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Algolia on the homepage for the next release.

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Amplitude

What Amplitude makes: Product analytics for web and mobile to enable businesses to understand their usage.

πŸ‘‰ Amplitude

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Amplitude on the homepage for the next release.

Learn why these companies may be great to apply to if you're a new graduate:

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I prefer to see them take their first jobs after graduation at midsized companies with momentum, not startups, because they are the companies most likely to be big successes.

Why is success so important? You get more credit than you deserve for being part of a successful company, and less credit than you deserve for being part of an unsuccessful company. Success will help propel your career. At a fast-growing company, chances are good you’ll have a higher position two years after you join. At a slow-growth company, no matter how good a job you do, you won’t have the same opportunities to advance.

You also may gain something that’s even more valuable from that first job: insight. If you’re part of a company that’s the leader in a market for which you have a passion, you’re more likely to develop a unique insight that could lead to a great company of your own.

By the way, if it hasn’t been obvious already, I don’t buy the adage that you should start a company when you’re very young, because that’s when you have the energy. Insight, not energy, is the key to success in technology and insight doesn’t arrive on a particular timetable.

Why the upper limit of revenue? Above a certain company size, the lessons you learn are no longer applicable to the startup you eventually want to be part of. For example, if you join Facebook or Google today, you’ll spend most of your time learning how to take advantage of your company’s massive market position. Startups don’t have that problem so those lessons learned are not of much value. Company-building lessons tend to translate until around $300 million of revenue, though that is extremely subjective.

– Andy Rachleff

Andy Rachleff is the CEO of Wealthfront, which offers financial planning and robo-investing. Andy also lectures at the GSB. Andy is a founder of Benchmark Capital, one of the greatest VC funds of all-time.

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Blend

What Blend makes: Software for lenders to enable more efficient lending.

πŸ‘‰ Blend

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Blend on the homepage for the next release.

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Canopy

What Canopy makes: Software for tax professionals.

πŸ‘‰ Canopy

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Canopy on the homepage for the next release.

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Carta

What Carta makes: Cap table management software for ownership management and compliance.

πŸ‘‰ Carta

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Carta on the homepage for the next release.

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Checkr

What Checkr makes: Background checks as a service to enable on-demand businesses.

πŸ‘‰ Checkr

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Checkr on the homepage for the next release.

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Cloudbees

What Cloudbees makes: Continuous delivery for Java apps to enable faster software development.

πŸ‘‰ Cloudbees

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Cloudbees on the homepage for the next release.

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Cloudflare

What Cloudflare makes: Performance and security solutions for websites like CDN and DDoS protection.

πŸ‘‰ Cloudflare

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Cloudflare on the homepage for the next release.

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Cohesity

What Cohesity makes: A platform for secondary data enabling enterprises to better manage data.

πŸ‘‰ Cohesity

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Cohesity on the homepage for the next release.

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Confluent

What Confluent makes: A stream data platform.

πŸ‘‰ Confluent

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Confluent on the homepage for the next release.

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Convoy

What Convoy makes: A marketplace for trucking services enabling more efficient transportation of goods.

πŸ‘‰ Convoy

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Convoy on the homepage for the next release.

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Databricks

What Databricks makes: An analytics tool for big data processing with Spark.

πŸ‘‰ Databricks

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Databricks on the homepage for the next release.

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Datadog

What Datadog makes: A monitoring service for cloud applications to enable cloud-app analytics.

πŸ‘‰ Datadog

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Datadog on the homepage for the next release.

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Drift

What Drift makes: Conversational sales platform to enable businesses to close more sales.

πŸ‘‰ Drift

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Drift on the homepage for the next release.

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Elastic

What Elastic makes: Search and analytics to enable enterprises to explore their data.

πŸ‘‰ Elastic

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Elastic on the homepage for the next release.

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Flexport

What Flexport makes: Freight forwarder enabling more efficient shipping.

πŸ‘‰ Flexport

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Flexport on the homepage for the next release.

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Freshworks

What Freshworks makes: SaaS apps for running businesses.

πŸ‘‰ Freshworks

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Freshworks on the homepage for the next release.

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G2 Crowd

What G2 Crowd makes: Business software reviews.

πŸ‘‰ G2 Crowd

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have G2 Crowd on the homepage for the next release.

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Gitlab

What Gitlab makes: Tools to handle all of the steps of the DevOps cycle.

πŸ‘‰ Gitlab

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Gitlab on the homepage for the next release.

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Goat

What Goat makes: Sneaker marketplace.

πŸ‘‰ Goat

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Goat on the homepage for the next release.

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Gusto

What Gusto makes: Payroll, benefits and HR software for businesses.

πŸ‘‰ Gusto

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Gusto on the homepage for the next release.

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HashiCorp

What HashiCorp makes: Tools for provisioning, securing, connecting and running cloud apps.

πŸ‘‰ HashiCorp

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have HashiCorp on the homepage for the next release.

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Career Advice: Hunter Walk

Midstage Startups Are Your Best First Job in Tech

  1. Your Work Will Matter

  2. Growth Creates Opportunity

  3. The Early Team Still There and They’ll Be Your Tribe for Years

  4. Your Options Very Likely Worth Something

  5. The Bias of Reputation Effect

– Hunter Walk

πŸ‘‰ Hunter Walk

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Hunter Walk on the homepage for the next release.

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Illumio

What Illumio makes: Cybersecurity tools for enterprises to prevent threats.

πŸ‘‰ Illumio

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Illumio on the homepage for the next release.

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InVision

What InVision makes: Tools for digital product design.

πŸ‘‰ InVision

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have InVision on the homepage for the next release.

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Instacart

What Instacart makes: Grocery delivery.

πŸ‘‰ Instacart

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Instacart on the homepage for the next release.

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Intercom

What Intercom makes: Customer messaging tools for sales and customer support.

πŸ‘‰ Intercom

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Intercom on the homepage for the next release.

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Justworks

What Justworks makes: Payroll, benefits and compliance for businesses.

πŸ‘‰ Justworks

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Justworks on the homepage for the next release.

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Leanplum

What Leanplum makes: Multi-channel marketing tools.

πŸ‘‰ Leanplum

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Leanplum on the homepage for the next release.

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Mapbox

What Mapbox makes: Mapping APIs to enable developers to integrate maps.

πŸ‘‰ Mapbox

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Mapbox on the homepage for the next release.

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N3twork

What N3twork makes: Mobile games.

πŸ‘‰ N3twork

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have N3twork on the homepage for the next release.

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Opendoor

What Opendoor makes: Instantly sell your home, enabling more convenient moving.

πŸ‘‰ Opendoor

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Opendoor on the homepage for the next release.

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Pendo.io

What Pendo.io makes: Tools for understanding product usage, surveying users, and improving onboarding.

πŸ‘‰ Pendo.io

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Pendo.io on the homepage for the next release.

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Reddit

What Reddit makes: Interesting news, links and discussions.

πŸ‘‰ Reddit

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Reddit on the homepage for the next release.

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Robinhood

What Robinhood makes: Low-comission stock and cryptocurrency trading.

πŸ‘‰ Robinhood

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Robinhood on the homepage for the next release.

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Rover

What Rover makes: Pet sitter and dog walker marketplace.

πŸ‘‰ Rover

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Rover on the homepage for the next release.

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Rubrik

What Rubrik makes: Data protection, and data migration tools to and from the cloud, for enterprises.

πŸ‘‰ Rubrik

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Rubrik on the homepage for the next release.

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SalesLoft

What SalesLoft makes: A sales engagement platform for enterprises.

πŸ‘‰ SalesLoft

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have SalesLoft on the homepage for the next release.

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Samsara

What Samsara makes: A sensor data platform for things like GPS, dispatch, cold chain, etc.

πŸ‘‰ Samsara

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Samsara on the homepage for the next release.

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SeatGeek

What SeatGeek makes: Event ticket search engine.

πŸ‘‰ SeatGeek

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have SeatGeek on the homepage for the next release.

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Segment

What Segment makes: Analytics platform enabling businesses to collect data with one API and send it to hundreds of other tools.

πŸ‘‰ Segment

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Segment on the homepage for the next release.

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Snowflake Computing

What Snowflake Computing makes: An enterprise data warehouse.

πŸ‘‰ Snowflake Computing

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Snowflake Computing on the homepage for the next release.

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Tala

What Tala makes: Loans for people in emerging markets.

πŸ‘‰ Tala

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Tala on the homepage for the next release.

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ThoughtSpot

What ThoughtSpot makes: Business intelligence and data analytics tools.

πŸ‘‰ ThoughtSpot

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have ThoughtSpot on the homepage for the next release.

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UiPath

What UiPath makes: Robotic Process Automation software.

πŸ‘‰ UiPath

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have UiPath on the homepage for the next release.

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Zoom

What Zoom makes: Videoconferencing software for businesses.

πŸ‘‰ Zoom

If you work here: Believe your company can pass extra vetting? Apply to have Zoom on the homepage for the next release.

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