Breakout List 2019 helps tech candidates with the luxury of choice accelerate their careers by showing them excellent companies to apply to.

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Breakout List is your “guide to high potential & high growth startups.” We help engineers, salespeople and other people in tech accelerate their learning and career trajectory. Investors know lots about the potential of a given startup - they’ve likely seen or been told their private financial metrics. Candidates deserve better information on companies. They’re betting their career. YC President Sam Altman: “If you join a company, my general advice is to join a company on a breakout trajectory.” Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachleff: “All our advice on Silicon Valley careers is based on a simple idea: that your choice of company trumps everything else. It’s more important than your job title, your pay or your responsibilities.” A16Z founder Marc Andreessen: “Apply this rule when selecting which company to go to. Go to the company where all the action is happening.” Gmail creator Paul Bucheit: “Most startups are s**t. There’s a few of them that are really exceptional, and if you land at an exceptional one, you can do really well. If you randomly pick something, you’ll probably have a bad time.” We don't claim to have perfect information - yet. And we don't think you should apply just because a company is on the list. But, check out the list and you'll find some cool companies to look further into.
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I look forward to this list every year. One of the most thoughtfully curated lists out there. Well done!
Does it have any way to sort companies that hire non-citizens from outside of their home country? I'd be interested in that.
As long as this stays generally unbiased, I'd love to see how this evolves. Have you thought about making a sortable table? Looks like you have a plan to tag with metadata and such.
Looks great! I wish I knew about it when I was applying, earlier this year. I'd love if you could also put locations of the companies on there. That's always a big factor for me in applying.