VIENNA, VA - July 27, 2009 - StartUpHire, the largest online database of jobs at VC-backed companies, has announced its list of the fastest growing startups in major metropolitan markets based on current job openings and positions available during Q2. These are the teams which are most actively expanding in today's recessionary climate, a proxy suggesting strong business models and/or deep conviction that the future is promising. Greater Boston jobs available at venture-backed startups currently exceed 700 open positions despite a challenging economy. Many of these companies are experiencing rapid growth and are continuing to hire aggressively.
Regional lists for Silicon Valley, New York, Southern California, Washington, DC and elsewhere can be found at www.startuphire.com/blog/2009/07/job-openings.
"The substantial number of startup jobs in the Greater Boston area demonstrates that innovation businesses continue to grow despite tough economic times," said Nancy Saucier, executive director, New England Venture Capital Association. "We have a vibrant environment for startups, and I believe our continued commitment as a community to nurturing young, cutting-edge companies will help lead the way to a robust job growth recovery."
The top 10 fastest growing VC-backed companies in and around Boston are: Acceleron Pharma, CambridgeSoft, Turbine, ITA Software, Kronos, Senior Whole Health, Zipcar, Gomez, E Ink, and Acquia.
"In 2008 companies that were founded and grown with venture capital employed 11 percent of the private sector. Each one of these companies was at one time an emerging startup looking to hire great people," said Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association. "This information from StartUpHire is a strong indicator that even in the current economic climate startups continue to provide tremendous growth opportunities and are a collective force in regional and national job markets."
StartUpHire is the job search engine dedicated to recruiting exceptional talent to jobs at venture capital-backed companies. Our mission is to connect talented individuals to exciting career opportunities at venture-backed startups and to accelerate the team building process for companies and their investors. These are some of the most rewarding careers on the planet, but they historically have been difficult to identify. StartUpHire sponsors include Argy, Comerica, Calysto, Cooley, DLA, GlobalLogic, MMV Financial, Morrison Foerster, New Venture Communications, SIIA, and Sonnenschein. www.StartUpHire.com