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Welcome back to Top Startups! Despite the hiring freeze in Big Tech, there are many startups with lean teams that are still actively hiring.
Here are my favorites this week. Any catch your eye, LMK and I can intro you 👋
Greylock Stealth | Consumer, Enterprise, Crypto, ML | 💸 $500M Seed fund
What they do: They’ve worked with Figma, Abnormal Security, Instabase, and many other $B+ companies starting in their stealth days. Hiring for a portfolio of startups (consumer, enterprise, crypto, ML)
What I like: Strong track record of incubating hits; you'll get to pick across a portfolio; early enough for massive upside and learning
Temporal | Developer Tool | 💸 $100M Series B from Sequoia, $1.5B valuation | 100 employees 👤
What they do: Building simple open source way to write and run reliable cloud applications
What I like: Beloved by engineers at Coinbase, Netflix, Stripe, Snap, Doordash; an absurd amount of eng time is spent on code reliability, Temporal is focused on removing this plumbing work so eng can focus on building new features
Material Security | Security | 💸 $100M Series C from A16Z, Founders Fund at $1.1B valuation | 45 employees 👤
What they do: Building email security for companies
What I like: Tackles the sweet spot of mission-critical problem outside the competency of most companies; signed up strong roster of customers incl. Databricks, Flexport and Lyft; lean team of < 50 at $1B+ valuation; second-time founders whose last startup was acquired by Dropbox
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