Press Release
Mar 7, 2023

VAST Data Honored Among Forbes Best Startup Employers of 2023

VAST Data Honored Among Forbes Best Startup Employers of 2023

Remote-First-Company – March 7, 2023 – VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI-powered world, today announced that it was named to the Forbes Best Startup Employers List for 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Most notably, VAST Data was ranked No. 16 out of the 500 honored on Forbes’ 2023 list of best startup employers, and was ranked No. 3 among the 81 technology companies included on the list.

Over the past seven years, VAST has cultivated a culture that is representative of what the company is building together. Focused on driving growth and innovation with integrity and passion, VAST’s success as a high-performing company is reflected in its selection as a 2023 Best Startup Employer.

I’m extremely proud to see VAST recognized for our commitment to providing an inclusive, empowering and meaningful work experience for our employees worldwide,” said Renen Hallak, co-founder and CEO at VAST Data. “Our top three ranking among all technology companies included truly speaks to the effort and value we place in making VAST the best possible place to work. We just concluded our annual Sales Kickoff and the energy, dedication and excitement shared across the room was a powerful reminder that we are doing something special here.

America’s Best Startup Employers 2023 were identified via a social listening campaign and extensive desk research. Forbes and Statistica Inc. selected the 2023 Best Startup Employers after examining the best performing startups as an employer through defined KPI’s to guide potential candidates in finding innovative and stable startups to work for. The detailed evaluation was based on three different criteria:

  • Employee Satisfaction: Measured through employees’ retention and reviews on the employer brand.

  • Employer Reputation: Company specific algorithm-based text analysis categorized as positive, neutral, or negative was extracted from social media channels such as news sites, micro-blogs, blogs and social networks.

  • Company Growth: Comprehensive evaluations of Website Traffic, Headcount Growth Rates, and Job Openings.

The requirements for companies considered included being headquartered in the U.S., being founded between the years 2013 and 2020, employing at least 50 employees and exhibiting a startup structure. The final list recognizes the top 500 companies based on the analysis of over seven million data points from over 11,000 companies.