For the first time in Mexico, the largest professional social network in the world, announces its list of Top Startups, which recognizes the most popular companies among Mexican professionals. You can also create a startup so attractive that young people want to join your team!
Worldwide, Linkedln announced its list of Top Startups that highlights the 10 preferred by professionals not only in Mexico, but in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom and Netherlands. Linkedln is present in more than 200 countries and has more than 645 million users; of which more than 13 million are Mexican.
Of the 10 startups selected in Mexico, 80% are fintech (eight are in Mexico City, one in Guadalajara and one in Puebla). And to give the good news to employees who work in one of the top 10 companies in the world’s largest professional social network, the LinkedIn team arrived with a mariachi at the offices of the companies that are located in Mexico City.
The celebration kit contained the recognition of Linkedln Top Startup in Mexico; In addition to some decoration vinyl for their offices with the Top Startup badge. You could not miss the confetti, hats, maracas, tambourines and whistles to celebrate; as well as the frames so that collaborators could take photos and share the hashtag #LinkedlnTopStartups. Inside the kit came a letter with the number that the company occupies on the list.
These are the 10 startups chosen by Linkedln
The first place is from Konfío, a digital platform that allows SMEs to access credit. The second site is from Kavak.com that sells pre-owned cars and the third position is from Clip, a solution to accept payments with credit and debit cards.
The fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth place are for the following startups, respectively: Kueski is a platform that grants personal loans online. Conekta offers payment and anti-fraud solutions. Credijusto.com provides loans to small and medium entrepreneurs. Runa manages human resources. Bitso is dedicated to the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies. Luuna sells mattresses online and Kubo Financiero is a person-to-person loan platform.
The first annual list of Linkedln Top Startups Mexico reveals which companies are currently attracting the attention of professionals. “These are startups that grow rapidly because of their innovative practices and revolutionize the different sectors in which they work”, explains Natalia Fabeni, editor of Linkedln news for Latin America in an interview for Entrepreneur in Spanish.
The importance of presence in LinkedIn
Linkedln globally publishes three very important lists a year: Top Companies, Top Startups and Top Voices. In Mexico it is the first time that they launch the list of Top Startups.
“People join the Linkedln conversation about Top Startups, because they are companies that are revolutionizing the labor market. The main conclusions of the Linkedln team is that 80% of selected startups are fintech. Only three of the 10 companies have women among their founding partners; and of the entire list there is only one female CEO who is Courtney McColgan de Runa”, says Natalia.
This reflects what is happening in the country where there are 394 fintech startups. Mexico is the largest fintech ecosystem in Latin America. Second place is Brazil with 380 startups. This according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Finnovista study called “Fintech in Latin America 2018: growth and consolidation”.
Linkedln data publishers and scientists analyze billions of user actions, so the selection of the 10 startups was based on four criteria: growth in number of employees, interaction of people with the company, interest in Job advertisements and level of attraction of the best candidates during the year.
“To be chosen, startups must be up to seven years old; More than 50 employees, be private and have headquarters in Mexico. We also take into account employment growth, which is 15% or more”, concludes Natalia Fabeni, Linkedln news editor for Latin America.