10 Best Startups to Work For in Los Angeles

We used online company rankings to help us determine our own list of the 10 best tech startups in Los Angeles, CA.

Ryan Morrisby Ryan MorrisBest Places For Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago


Los Angeles, CA — home of the LA Dodgers and the Griffith Observatory, the second biggest city in America, and referred to as both the “City of Angels” and the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Los Angeles has also been known in recent years for its vibrant tech startup scene, which is concentrated mostly in an area referred to as Silicon Beach. With over 500 companies located in the area, it’s one of the biggest tech hubs in the entire world, and the number of startups located within it and the general LA Basin area grows bigger every year.

Today, Los Angeles is still one of the biggest cities in America. But with all the new tech companies cropping up every day, it begs the question: which companies are the best for employees to work for?

We were curious — so, using company scores from websites that aggregate reviews like GlassDoor and Indeed as a baseline, we created our own list of some of the best companies to work for that were based within a 30-mile commute of Los Angeles, CA.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a quick look.

  1. FloQast
  2. Estify
  3. Firefly Games
  4. PeerStreet
  5. Sensay
  6. Solaborate
  7. Gem
  8. Acorns
  9. Within
  10. Zwift

Does your company make the top ten? Read on to the full list to find out.

1. FloQast


Company Description: The first company on our list is FloQast, a business whose main product is cloud-based software that helps companies manage their accounting departments through a number of different ways, including centralizing workflow and task assignment. Current employees enjoy the excellent corporate culture and lack of pressure from management as being some of the best reasons to work for FloQast.

2. Estify


Company Description: Estify helps automotive collision companies avoid wasting time and energy on translating information across mediums or estimating platforms by providing digitization technology designed with the industry in mind. Employees note the general friendliness of the work environment and the access to new technology the company provides as being some of the best reasons to work for Estify.

3. Firefly Games


Company Description: A video game company with a focus on mobile gaming, Firefly Games focuses on play engagement to help them shape their products and build communities around their games. Employees enjoy the freedom to take on different roles and the company’s willingness to train new employees as being some of the best reasons to work for the company.

4. PeerStreet


Company Description: PeerStreet is a real estate finance company created by industry experts with the purpose of creating technology that allows both customers and realtors to get the best deals. The company is appreciated by its employees for its strong sense of ethics and the visionary quality of the company’s staff.

5. Sensay


Company Description: A messaging service and technology company, Sensay connects people in need of specific advice or with specific questions to those with the knowledge and experience needed to answer those questions. Employees of the company note the access to new technologies along with the usual startup perks (such as great office snacks) as being some of the best reasons to work for Sensay.

6. Solaborate


Company Description: Solaborate is a communication platform that helps bring tools and people into the same place in order to increase productivity. Employees appreciate the energetic, fun company culture as being one of the best reasons to work for Solaborate.

7. Gem

“Gem is such an exciting company to be a part of, because I work on really challenging problems with a creative and talented team. I get the runway and support to execute my ideas and we have fun with it!” – Emily Vaughn, Head of Accounts at Gem

Company Description: A tech company with a blockchain application platform, Gem helps connect companies to shared infrastructure in order to help eliminate inefficiencies and increase productivity. Employees note Gem’s collaborative staff and challenging, engaging tech as being some of the best reasons to work for the company.

8. Acorns


Company Description: Acorns is an investment platform that lets you invest spare change from everyday transactions into a diversified investment portfolio. Employees of the company like Acorns’ creative culture and the transparency of the staff and management as being excellent reasons to work for the company.

9. Within


Company Description: Within is a video game technology company creating virtual reality games with a focus on revolutionalizing the story-telling process of video games themselves. Current employees enjoy the interesting clients, large offices, and supplied meals as being excellent benefits of working for Within.

10. Zwift


Company Description: Zwift is an exercise and video game technology whose main product is a biking simulator powered by the user’s pedaling of a real-life stationary bike. Users move and control their player character by adjusting their movements and pedaling speed on the stationary bike. Employees of the company have said that the welcoming team, beautiful office, and catered lunches as being some of the best benefits of working for Zwift.

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