Top 10 Seattle Startups to Watch

July 29, 2016

2:00 pm

In case you haven’t heard, apps are being downloaded an average of zero times per month nowadays. It’s getting tougher to break through to consumers who are happily bouncing back and forth between their Facebook Messenger and Twitter apps, with a little Uber in between. But when it comes to job searching, people are still willing to make the trip to the App store. At least, I just did.

Product Hunt’s latest reveal is the startup job search app 500 Miles. The app is a streamlined path to the trending startups across a variety of metrics. But the really good stuff are the extra charts and data that the app holds about each company: You can see the average employee’s years of work experience, average attrition times, and the average time each employee spends at the company, as well as which companies the employees worked at previously and what colleges they attended.

You can also comb through different “stacks” in your startup job search, from “Andreessen Horowitz’s Portfolio Companies” to “Top Female Hiring Tech Companies.” Here’s a selection from “Seattle Startups to Watch“:

DocuSign

What: It empowers anyone to transact anything, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Securely.

Where Exactly: Seattle & San Francisco

Redfin

What: It provides real estate search and brokerage services through a combination of real estate web platforms and access to live agents.

Where Exactly: Seattle

Cyanogen

What: a company that is focused on reimaging the mobile operating system.

Where Exactly: Palo Alto & Seattle

Apptio

What: a provider of SaaS-based Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing businesses in the IT field.

Where Exactly: Bellevue

Socrata

What: A cloud-based software company that enables users to access the data of public sector organizations via web, mobile and M2M interfaces.

Where Exactly: Seattle

Adaptive Biotechnologies

What: It offers research and diagnostic tools for scientists and clinicians involved in genomic immunology.

Where Exactly: Seattle

CreativeLive

What: A way to take free live online classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors.

Where Exactly: Seattle & San Francisco

Avvo

What: a legal marketplace, directory, and question and answer forum that connects individuals with lawyers.

Where Exactly: Seattle

Chef

What: an automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code.

Where Exactly: Seattle

Acumatica

What: a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential

Where Exactly: Kirkland

Seattle startups aren’t the only options on the app: Download it to boost your startup job search game.

Image: Flickr / Maelick

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Adam is a writer with an interest in a variety of mediums, from podcasts to comic books to video essays to novels to blogging — too many, basically. He's based out of Seattle, and remains a staunch defender of his state's slogan: "sayWA." In his spare time, he recommends articles about science fiction on Twitter, @AdamRRowe

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