PayScale has been growing steadily since landing a $100 million majority investment from private equity powerhouse Warburg Pincus two years ago, adding 140 employees in the past 18 months and recently announcing the first acquisition in its 16-year history.
Riding that wave of growth, the Seattle-based compensation tech startup has cracked the top 10 of the GeekWire 200, our ranking of the top 200 privately-held technology companies in the Pacific Northwest, presented by EY. PayScale joins companies including Blue Origin (up one spot to #9) and Moz (up three places to #6) in the top 10.
Other big movers on the list include Remitly (up eight spots to #67), the mobile platform for sending money abroad, which just raised which raised $38.5 million and expanded its service to Canada.
Authentication provider Auth0 rose 12 spots to #56 on the GeekWire 200. Text messaging tech startup Zipwhip climbed seven spots to #80. Arivale, the scientific wellness company founded by biotech pioneer Lee Hood, jumped 19 spots to #90. They were followed closely by health care technology company Carena, which rose 18 spots to #91 on the ranking.
Those are some of the highlights from the GeekWire 200, which is generated from publicly available data, including social media followings, approximate employee counts and inbound web links. Presented by our partners at EY, the GeekWire 200 is derived from our broader list of more than 900 Pacific Northwest tech startups.
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 Pacific Northwest startup isn’t among the companies on that larger list, you can submit it for inclusion here, and our algorithm will crunch the numbers to see if your company makes next month’s GeekWire 200.
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