FirstMark | 09.06.18

InVision Named One of the Most Sought-After Startups of 2018 By LinkedIn

By Daniel Roth

FirstMark-backed InVision has been named one of LinkedIn’s top startups of 2018. The list, including only 50 startups, was put together by LinkedIn and looked as their announcement post states: “we started with the data — the billions of actions generated by LinkedIn’s 575 million members — and looked at four pillars in particular: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list.”

With the LinkedIn Top Startups list, we wanted to provide professionals with a look at the young companies reaching that escape velocity. As always, we started with the data — the billions of actions generated by LinkedIn’s 575 million members — and looked at four pillars in particular: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. In other words, which startups are commanding the attention and working hours of top talent? To be eligible for Top Startups, companies must be 7 years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held and headquartered in the U.S. (Check out which startups made the list in Canada and stay tuned — we’ll be unveiling lists for more countries in the coming weeks. You can learn more about our methodology at the bottom of this article.)

By design: By focusing on gaps in the product design workflow — like reliance on multiple tools and a lack of real-time collaboration — InVision has established an edge against industry giants and garnered 4 million users at companies from Amazon to Netflix. | Global headcount: 705 | Headquarters: New York City | #nomad-life: The Slack channel where InVision employees, who are all remote, share photos and tips from their travels. Workers have also set up an informal housing exchange program, dubbed “Invbnb,” for their globetrotting colleagues.

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