Armed with the latest injection of funds from powerhouse investors, a plethora of startups are shaking things up and looking to growing their teams this summer. Some notable trends we found emerging in the tech scene were in messaging apps and food tech.
The following myriad of startup companies are growing rapidly and their products or services are disrupting their respective industries.
Keep your eye on these 11 startups this summer:
They’re looking for members in engineering, operations, human resources, in addition to shoppers.
The mobile coupon-ing company is based in the mixed-use historic district of LoDo neighborhood in Denver (known for its nightlife) and has plans to scale its business and engineering teams.
TaskRabbit is currently available in 18 cities, in addition to having a London location. The company had 1.25 million new users in 2013 and expects to double that figure this year. Perks: they’re dog-friendly, offer daily lunches, whiskey tastings, massages and quarterly off-site adventures.
"While it has become easier to build and launch an online business on almost every front, payments processing has remained dominated by clunky legacy players. ... So we built Stripe," John Collison, co-founder and CEO told CNBC.
Some perks of working at Stripe include: free meals for all three meals of the day, open vacation policy, free gym membership, free laundry service, relocation support, paid maternity and paternity leave.
Houzz saw rapid growth in 2013, recently raised $150 million, is located internationally, including Palo Alto, Irvine, London, Berlin and Sydney. Aside from the usual benefits, they love celebrating birthdays and team accomplishments.
They have positions open in engineering, customer service, design, global operations, hospitality, IT, legal, marketing/communications, photography and product in San Francisco and international offices including Dublin, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Barcelona, London, Toronto, Paris and Sao Paulo.
The company’s name is rolling off of tongues all over the biggest metropolitan cities in the nation and recently leaked its internal revenue and ride request number, according to Gawker.
Perks include plenty of Uber credits to get around, and a team with ears wide open—read this story about how the CEO brought in someone he met at a bar who said she hated the design to give the app a makeover.
The Mountain View-based company is on the lookout for engineers and customer support folks, among other positions as part of its expansion plans in India and other countries. They’re an engineering-driven company that’s offering the usual benefits, including flexible hours. Did we mention over 700 million photos and 100 million videos are being shared on the app every day?
Rosa Trieu is a freelance multimedia journalist. She covers a range of topics related to Asian businesses in California as a Forbes contributor. Prior to that, she was blogging, designing and managing social media for news startup Truthdig. When she’s not writing, Rosa enjoys going on adventures with her camera and running with her dog, Biscuit. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.