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Redfin is growing across the country, preparing for a potential IPO, and steadily climbing up the ranks of the GeekWire 200.

gw200The Seattle-based online real estate startup, which plans to expand into as many as 46 new markets, has risen to No. 3 on the GeekWire 200, our index of the leading technology startups in the Pacific Northwest.

That’s one of the highlights from the May 2014 update to the GeekWire 200, which you can see here. Other companies moving up the GeekWire 200 this month include INRIX, Payscale, HasOffers, Julep and Porch.

And there’s also a new name in the top 10 that you might not immediately recognize: Puppet Labs, the Portland, Ore.-based IT automation startup, which has risen to No. 4 on the list. That’s part of our effort to expand the GeekWire 200 beyond the immediate Seattle region to the broader Pacific Northwest. Portland-based Urban Airship is now on the GeekWire 200, as well.

Regular readers will also notice that a couple names have disappeared from the list — Tableau Software and Zulily, both of which have become public companies in the past year, removing them from eligibility for the GeekWire 200.

(Special note for job seekers: We’ve added a new feature to the GeekWire 200, “We’re Hiring” buttons, supplementing our GeekWork jobs site to help connect candidates with employers. Companies interested in this feature can contact advertising@geekwire.com.)

The GeekWire 200 uses publicly available data — including social media followings, approximate employee counts and inbound web links — to generate a ranking of 200 top companies from our broader list of more than 700 Seattle-area tech startups. It’s not a perfect ranking by any means, but we think it starts to put the Seattle startup community in some perspective. It’s also a work in progress, and we are always looking for ways to improve the list.

To make sure your startup is eligible for inclusion in the GeekWire 200, first make sure it’s included in the broader Startup List. If so, there’s no need to submit it separately for the GeekWire 200. If your Seattle-area startup isn’t among the companies on that larger list, you can submit it for inclusion here, and our algorithm will also crunch the numbers to see if your company makes next month’s GeekWire 200.

Apart from providing a quick survey of the startup landscape in the Pacific Northwest, the GeekWire 200 can be a useful tool for research. In addition to sorting between B2B and B2C companies, you can also sort by more than 20 different sub-categories, from gaming to advertising to education.

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