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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Chris Barber
Seeking impact
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.
Ben Lang
Serial hunter 🧞‍♂️
I look forward to this list every year. One of the most thoughtfully curated lists out there. Well done!
Salman RavoofCo-founder, Elebird Creatives
Does it have any way to sort companies that hire non-citizens from outside of their home country? I'd be interested in that.
JD Crabtree
Yaguara + Huge Dire Straits fan
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.
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