Republic has been placed #7 in India’s top places to work by LinkedIn global

LinkedIn revealed the Top 25 most sought-after startups in India; Topping the list is hospitality startup OYO, followed by health and wellness startup Cure.Fit, and on-demand delivery service

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Sep 18, 2018 12:50 PM

Republic World has been placed #7 in India’s top places to work by LinkedIn global. The world’s professional network, LinkedIn, announced today the 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List for India.

The list of best start-ups offering the best opportunities and growth to start-up pros lists Republic alongside Zapr Labs and Oyo. It's a first time a media major is in the list and demonstrates the organisations commitment to the best opportunities for new age professionals.

Managing Director, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the news channel, Arnab Goswami's Republic TV has ruled viewership ratings in the English news genre since its launch in May 2017, but bigger rival Times Now seems to be clawing its way back. Republic was successful in monetising eyeballs and went on to clock ₹155 crore in revenue for FY18. But the channel is often accused of having a pro-establishment stance and being over-dependent on Goswami. They are headquartered in Mumbai and have a global headcount of 400. Republic will set up a Hindi news channel ahead of the 2019 general elections.

LinkedIn’s annual ranking is informed by the billions of actions taken by more than 50+ million professionals on the website in India, revealing the 25 most-wanted startups by professionals. It is fuelled by proprietary LinkedIn data including employment growth, engagement, job interest, and attraction of top talent combined with an editorial lens.

Topping the first edition of this list is five-year-old hospitality startup OYO (#1) followed by health and wellness startup Cure.Fit (#2), and on-demand delivery service (#3). From consumer tech to health tech, and logistics to hospitality, these 25 companies, through their unique offerings and bold leadership, represent the thriving startup landscape in India, the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. The debut list sees B2B companies make up 50 per cent of the list whereas 20 per cent of the companies, Nineleaps (#10), Zapr Media Labs (#17), BrowsterStack (#18), SigTuple (#20) and Exadatum (#25), are deep technology companies.

“Professionals turn to LinkedIn for news, views, and insights to stay informed, to hire, or to get hired. LinkedIn’s unique data helps us identify the top trends that drive India’s young economy – why these are the most preferred places to work for professionals today and how their innovative business ideas are changing the way we live. The Top Startups List, an extension of the Top Companies franchise, brings to light how these young companies are disrupting industries and attracting talent in India. The debut edition of the India list sees a diverse mix of consumer-driven businesses and B2B startups across industries such as health and wellness, hospitality, fin-tech, and e-commerce,” says Adith Charlie, India Editor, LinkedIn.

Here are the Top 25 Startups in India, in order of ranking:

1. OYO
2. Cure.Fit
4. Rivigo
5. Digit Insurance
6. Little Black Book
7. Republic World
8. The Minimalist
9. Razorpay
10. Nineleaps
11. Innov8 Coworking
12. Schbang
13. Acko General Insurance
14. Treebo Hotels
15. InCred
16. Jumbotail
17. Zapr Media Labs
18. BrowserStack
20. SigTuple
22. InterviewBit
23. Shuttl
24. Meesho
25. Exadatum Software Services

To be eligible, companies must be independent and privately held, have 50 or more employees, be 7 years old or younger and be headquartered in the country on whose list they appear. LinkedIn excludes all staffing firms, think tanks, non-profits, accelerators and government-owned entities.

LinkedIn measures startups based on four pillars: employment growth, engagement, job interest and attraction of top talent. The methodology time frame is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Employment growth is measured as percentage headcount increase over one year, which must be a minimum of 15 per cent. Engagement looks at non-employee views and follows of the company’s LinkedIn page as well as how many non-employees are viewing employees at that startup. Job interest counts what rate people are viewing and applying to jobs at the company, including both paid and unpaid postings. Attraction of top talent measures how many employees the startup has recruited away from LinkedIn Top Companies, as a percentage of the startup’s total workforce. Data is normalized across all eligible startups.

LinkedIn Lists are fuelled by a combination of exclusive LinkedIn data mapping the professional landscape and an editorial lens from LinkedIn’s global editorial team.

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