25 promising tech companies to work for if you’re just graduating from college

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Slack’s office.
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Slack

While you may have aspirations of starting your career in the tech world at a place like Google or Facebook, the best place to launch your career – and ultimately maximize your net worth long term – may actually be at mid-sized tech companies that are gaining momentum.

At least that’s what Wealthfront, an online financial investment management company, suggests.

Companies like Warby Parker and Slack may not have revenue in the billions like Google just yet, but they already have a cult following and billion-dollar valuations that will likely project them to even bigger and better things. Why wouldn’t you want to be on board for the ride?

To help you find these promising tech companies, Wealthfront just released its 2016 Career-launching Companies List, which includes 136 companies with revenues between $20 million and $300 million that are on a trajectory to grow at a rate in excess of 50% over at least the next four years.

Below are an unranked sampling of some of the great companies to consider applying to. For the full list, head over to Wealthfront.


Birchbox is a beauty and grooming retailer based in New York City.

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Birchbox

Bonobos is an e-commerce driven clothing brand based in New York, New York.

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Courtesy of Bonobos

Blue Apron is a grocery delivery service company based in New York, New York.

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Blue Apron

BuzzFeed is a social news and entertainment site based in New York, New York.

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Thomson Reuters


Credit Karma offers free credit reports out of its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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Credit Karma

Eventbrite is an online events marketplace based in San Francisco, California.

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Courtesy of Eventbrite

Evernote is a cross-device personal digital workspace based in Redwood City, California.

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Boonsri Dickinson


GoFundMe is a crowd-funding platform for life events based in San Diego, California.

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Hootsuite is an enterprise social media relationship platform based in Vancouver, Canada.

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Hootsuite

Instacart is a grocery delivery service based in San Francisco, California.

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Instacart

Luminosity offers online brain training programs out of its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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Glassdoor/Lumosity

Minted offers crowdsourced graphic designs and content out of its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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NastyGal is an online fashion destination that sells vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories based in Los Angeles, California.

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Nasty Gal via Vimeo

NerdWallet is a personal finance content site based in San Francisco, California.

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NerdWallet

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that visually showcases user interests based in San Francisco, California.

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Business Insider / Jillian D’Onfro

POPSUGAR is a content publication network specializing in entertainment, fashion, parenting, fitness, and food based in San Francisco, California.

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YouTube/FastCompany

Postmates is an urban delivery service based in San Francisco, California.

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Postmates/Courtesy of Melia Robinson

Rent The Runway offers designer dresses and accessory rentals out of its headquarters in New York, New York.

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Glassdoor/Rent The Runway

Slack offers enterprise communications software out of its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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Slack

SnapChat is a photo and video messaging app based in Los Angeles, California.

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Youtube/Snapchat

SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform for musicians and listeners based in San Francisco, California.

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Courtesy of Soundcloud

Squarespace offers consumer-focused online publishing tools out of its headquarters in New York, New York.

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Upwork is an online staffing marketplace connecting freelancers with jobs based in Redwood City, California.

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Glassdoor/Upwork

WordPress is a content management platform for blogs and websites based in Houston, Texas.

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Flickr

Warby Parker is an online eyewear retailer based in New York, New York.

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Collin Hughes