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Airtable
A part-spreadsheet, part-database tool that allows business users to create powerful collaborative applications and workflows.
501 - 1000 Employees
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San Francisco
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Mountain View
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
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🏒 Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Howie Liu, Andrew Ofstad, and Emmett Nicholas
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Blend
What Blend makes: Software for lenders to enable more efficient lending.
501 - 1000 Employees
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San Francisco
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New York
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🏒 Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Eugene Marinelli, Erin Collard, and Nima Ghamsari
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Bolt
What Bolt makes: Better-than-Amazon checkout experience for the rest of the internet, with zero fraud and frictionless payments.
101-250 Employees
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San Francisco
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Toronto
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🏒 Midstage
πŸ’΅ Salespeople
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Eric Feldman and Ryan Breslow
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Vanta
What Vanta makes: Automated security and compliance readiness.
51-100 Employees
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San Francisco
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New York
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🏒 Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Erik Goldman and Christina Cacioppo
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Akasa
What AKASA makes: Automation software to modernize the financial infrastructure of healthcare, so that patients aren't bankrupted and hospital workers can focus on patient care.
51-100 Employees
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Remote - United States
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South San Francisco
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🌱 Not Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Andy Atwal, Benjamin Beadle-Ryby, Varun Ganapathi, and Malinka Walaliyadde
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CoinTracker
What CoinTracker makes: Automated cryptocurrency portfolio manager.
11-50 Employees
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Remote
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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🌱 Not Midstage
🌏 International
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Chandan Lodha and Jon Lerner
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Gem
What Gem makes: Recruiting software and talent CRM.
101-250 Employees
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San Francisco
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New York
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🏒 Midstage
πŸ’΅ Salespeople
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Nick Bushak and Steven Bartel
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Juni
What Juni makes: A learning platform for kids to discover interests and develop skills through personal instruction, project-based courses and community.
51-100 Employees
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San Francisco
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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🏒 Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Vivian Shen and Ruby Lee
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Hearth
Financial service products for contractors, including financing tools, insurance and digital payments.
101-250 Employees
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San Francisco
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Austin
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
🏒 Midstage
πŸ’΅ Salespeople
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Nikhil Pai, Joe Lonsdale, and Anthony Ghosn
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Newfront
What Newfront makes: Modern platform to transact insurance.
101-250 Employees
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San Francisco
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Remote
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Engineers
πŸ›  Operations
🌏 International
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Gordon Wintrob and Spike Lipkin
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Co-founder of Opendoor
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GP at Founders Fund, Co-founder of Opendoor
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Companies that were selected for Breakout List in 2014

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100 employees in 2014.
Now 3000+
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35 employees in 2014.
Now 1000+
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50 employees in 2014.
Now 1000+
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15 employees in 2014.
Now 750+
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60 employees in 2014.
Now 2000+
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40 employees in 2014.
Now 1000+
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50 employees in 2014.
Now 1000+
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15 employees in 2014.
Now 1500+
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Curated breakout companies

  • Evaluating a company to see if it’s great or not is hard. And, beyond the ones you’ve come across, you know there are dozens more great companies that you’re not even hearing about.

  • Breakout List’s curated collection of top companies makes it easy to identify great companies and to screen startups.

  • Now you’ll find it easier to join a trajectory-shifting company.

You should join a breakout company

  • Pre-traction startups are likely to fail. Late stage public companies are filled with bureaucracy.

  • Breakout startups give you good odds for a payday, a permanent credibility boost on your record, outsized promotion and experience opportunities, and a great network.

  • So you’ll have lucrative skills, and better access to capital, networks, and opportunities.

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Using undisclosed private information

  • Information about which companies are great is mostly hidden. This makes it hard to identify winners.

  • Thanks to our six-year track record and our investor network, both founders and investors submit undisclosed private information to the Breakout List.

  • You get to benefit from this information and find better companies to join.

Excellent past selections

  • It’s hard to know which sources to use to find top companies.

  • Breakout List has an excellent track record. Slack was first on the Breakout List at 100 employees, now they have 3000+. Opendoor at 15 employees, now 1000+. DoorDash at 60, now 2000+. The list goes on.

  • Breakout List makes it easy by being your go-to source of top companies.

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