Over the past year, companies across sectors have grappled with a range of economic challenges — and with significant drops in venture capital funding, startups have not been immune.
But times of uncertainty often pave the way for opportunities. Climate tech startups, for example, are seeing a growing talent pool amid the waves of layoffs in big tech. And the artificial intelligence boom has led to a 16% increase in venture funding for generative AI startups in the first half of 2023 alone.
Our 7th annual LinkedIn Top Startups list is a testament to that spirit of innovation, featuring a data-backed ranking of the 50 emerging U.S. companies you should know now. This year’s honorees have trailblazed their way through recent economic and workplace challenges — and managed to stand out to investors and top talent along the way.