LinkedIn has published its 6th annual Top Startups list and it is a testament to the spirit of innovation, featuring 15 young Canadian companies that are growing fast and gaining attention.
These are the startups that have trailblazed their way through recent economic and workplace challenges — and managed to stand out to investors and top talent along the way.
To compile the list, LinkedIn looked at data across four pillars: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement within the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from their flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list.
This year, LinkedIn also adjusted its eligibility requirements, lowering the age criteria to five years or younger in order to feature more companies in their earlier, venture stages of growth.
Among the 15 startup companies included on the list are three from Calgary.
For the second year in a row Neo Financial has topped LinkedIn’s list. The fintech provides digital-first spending, savings, and rewards programs. In 2023 the company landed one of its biggest partnerships yet, joining forces with Tim Hortons to revolutionize financial services for their customers.
PurposeMed aims to improve access to complex care for at-risk and underserved communities in Canada. PurposeMed was founded on the belief that virtual care can level the healthcare playing field, ensuring equal access to quality services irrespective of social status, income, ethnicity, sex, or ability.
Summit Nanotech, a cleantech organization, has developed a way to sustainably extract high-purity lithium for electric vehicle demand. Earlier this year the company announced it had topped up its $14 million Series A financing round with an additional $50 million.