Finch Named Startup of the Year in San Francisco by HackerNoon

February 2, 2024
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We're honored to be HackerNoon's Startup of the Year in San Francisco and the No. 3 startup in North America.

The votes are in

Finch is HackerNoon’s Startup of the Year in San Francisco! We’re honored to be recognized as the top startup in a city brimming with technology trailblazers. 

Startup of the Year is HackerNoon’s global community-driven award that celebrates the world’s most innovative and game-changing tech ventures. This year’s competition included more than 30,000 entities across six continents and 4,200 cities. 

In addition to being designated as the top startup in San Francisco, Finch placed third among all startups in North America. We’re committed to building on this momentum in 2024 as we continue our mission to democratize access to employment data, unlock innovations, and create an integrated user experience for employers and employees.

Curious what problems the Startup of the Year is solving?

Discover the real-life use cases our Unified Employment API is powering across applications like Rillet, TempoPay, and Thatch.

"Today's macro environment requires companies to do more with less, so it's not surprising that HR professionals are looking to their tech stacks and process improvements to help them accomplish this. The tools that offer the best user experience, functionality, and connectivity will win in a competitive landscape," said Ansel Parikh, COO and Co-Founder of Finch. 

World-class win

While the winners were chosen by voters around the world, the nominees were required to fulfill either or both of the two following criteria:

  • Generated between $50,000 to $50 million in annual expected revenue
  • Secured $1 million to $100 million in funding


"Reflecting the technology industry requires a comprehensive company database, and with this campaign, I'm excited to discover and showcase the world's best startups," said David Smooke, HackerNoon Founder and CEO. "We are building an open, reliable, and editable technology startup database that will enable technologists to make informed decisions about which emerging startups to learn about, invest in, partner with, or even work for."

Finch is a unified API for employment data. We are working to provide innovators with mission-critical employment data, including read and write compatibility with 200+ employment systems (HRIS, payroll, directories)—with just one integration. If you are driving innovation with employment data, get started with our self-serve platform today—it’s free!

97% of HR professionals say it’s important for your app to integrate with their employment systems

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