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Vanta
What Vanta makes: Automated security and compliance readiness.
101-250 Employees
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San Francisco
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New York
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
🏒 Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Christina Cacioppo and Erik Goldman
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Modern Treasury
What Modern Treasury makes: APIs for integrating payouts, direct debits and balance tracking for companies with products that move money.
101-250 Employees
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San Francisco
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πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Matt Marcus, Sam Aarons, Dimitri Dadiomov
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CoinTracker
What CoinTracker makes: Automated cryptocurrency portfolio manager.
51-100 Employees
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Remote
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πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
🌱 Not Midstage
🌏 International
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Chandan Lodha and Jon Lerner
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Headway
What Headway makes: A software-enabled network of therapists who accept health insurance.
101-250 Employees
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New York
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Remote
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Andrew Adams, Jake Sussman, Daniel Ross, Kevin Chan
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Settle
What Settle makes: Bill pay, flexible financing, and cash flow management for e-commerce brands.
51-100 Employees
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San Francisco
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Remote
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Alek Koenig
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Sardine
What Sardine makes: Payments and fraud infrastructure for fintech and crypto.
51-100 Employees
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Remote
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San Francisco
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Soups Ranjan, Zahid Shaikh and Aditya Goel
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Grow Therapy
What Grow Therapy makes: allowing therapists to launch their own in-network therapy practice.
11-50 Employees
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New York
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Remote
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Alan Ni, Manoj Kanagaraj, Jake Cooper
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Airkit
What Airkit makes: A no-code tool for enterprises to build customer workflows.
101-250 Employees
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Redwood City
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Remote
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Adam Evans and Stephen Ehikian
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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.
101-250 Employees
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Remote - United States
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South San Francisco
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
🌱 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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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’» Engineers, Product, Design
🏒 Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Nick Bushak and Steven Bartel
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Sisu Data
What Sisu Data makes: A machine learning powered analytics tool that allows users to understand what happened, why it happened, and what to do about it.
51-100 Employees
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San Francisco
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πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Peter Bailis
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Liquido
What Liquido makes: Payments platform optimized for Latin America.
11-50 Employees
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Mountain View
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China
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
MK, Shan
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Dandy
What Dandy makes: a fully digital lab for modernizing dental offices.
251-500 Employees
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New York
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Remote
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Toni Oloko, Daniel Hanover
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Assembled
What Assembled makes: a modern workforce management platform built to scale great customer support.
11-50 Employees
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San Francisco
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πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Brian Sze, Ryan Wang, John Wang
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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.
251-500 Employees
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San Francisco
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Toronto
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
🏒 Midstage
πŸ’΅ Salespeople
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Eric Feldman and Ryan Breslow
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Hearth
What Hearth makes: 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’» Engineers, Product, Design
🏒 Midstage
πŸ’΅ Salespeople
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Nikhil Pai, Joe Lonsdale, and Anthony Ghosn
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Nearside
What Nearside makes: Better bank accounts for small businesses.
51-100 Employees
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San Francisco
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Remote
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Thomson Nguyen
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Kargo
What Kargo makes: Sensor towers to autonomously inspect freight.
11-50 Employees
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San Francisco
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πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Sam Lurye
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Local Kitchens
What Local Kitchens makes: a vertically integrated kitchen platform to help local restaurants scale.
11-50 Employees
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San Francisco
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πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Jordan Bramble, Andrew Munday, Jon Goldsmith
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Backbone
What Backbone makes: A device that turns your phone into a portable Xbox.
11-50 Employees
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Remote
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πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Maneet Khaira
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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’» Engineers, Product, Design
🏒 Midstage
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Eugene Marinelli, Erin Collard, and Nima Ghamsari
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Newfront
What Newfront makes: Modern platform to transact insurance.
501-1000 Employees
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San Francisco
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Remote
πŸ’» Engineers, Product, Design
πŸ›  Operations
🌏 International
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Product-Market Fit Stage
Founders:
Gordon Wintrob and Spike Lipkin
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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’» Engineers, Product, Design
🏒 Midstage
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Founders:
Vivian Shen and Ruby Lee
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JD Ross
Co-founder of Opendoor
The best guide to high potential & high growth startups.
Keith Rabois
GP at Founders Fund, Co-founder of Opendoor
Breakout List is a great resource that I've shared with many folks.
Leo Polovets
GP at Susa Ventures, 2nd engineer at LinkedIn

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

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

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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.

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