We are honored to have been named this week to LinkedIn France’s #LinkedInTopStartups list in the number 2 spot! The ranking is a testament to the teams, both in Paris and New York City, that work to make Snips a great place to work while striving to #MakeTechnologyDisappear. Check out the write-ups from LinkedIn explaining the rankings and a behind-the-scenes profile on Snips.
LinkedIn Top Startups 2018: The 25 Most Attractive Startups in France
-by Sandrine Chauvin, LinkedIn Europe Managing Editor
The majority of entrepreneurs have one thing in common: they start with an idea, but more than that, the conviction that their concept is innovative, even revolutionary. Of course, that does not always work. But when their ambitions are realized, their innovations can shake an entire industry, transforming the way we work or live. It is precisely because they can revolutionize the world of tomorrow that it seems essential to get to know these entrepreneurs and those who have chosen to follow them in their startup adventure.In this ranking LinkedIn Top Startups, we therefore highlight these young upstarts that are at the forefront of innovation in France. As always in our rankings, we studied the data generated by billions of shares of the 16 million members on LinkedIn in France, of the 575 million worldwide. We examined four criteria for each startup: employee growth, the interactions on the platform with the company and its employees, the interest in the job offers distributed by the company, and finally, the company's ability to attract talent among large groups, which figures in our other ranking LinkedIn Top Companies.
In other words, what startups are able to attract attention and attract the interest of the best talent today in France? To be part of this LinkedIn Top Startups ranking, companies must be less than 7 years old, have 50 employees or more, be independent and private, and have their headquarters in France. To learn more, I invite you to read the detailed methodology at the bottom of this article. You can also find LinkedIn Top Startups rankings in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil and India, to discover many innovative ideas around the world.
Will these young upstarts continue to grow rapidly and disrupt the world of today and tomorrow? That is difficult to predict, but one thing is certain: they already attract many talented employees and arouse desire. Perhaps you are already contributing to their success? Discover below the most attractive startups of France in 2018 and join the debate using #LinkedInTopStartups.
Tremble, Apple and Amazon: A smart voice assistant, like Siri or Alexa. Unlike its US competitors, Snips works without sending user data to the cloud, and therefore respects their privacy. A crazy bet about to be realized: Snips must release their first consumer product by the end of 2019. | Staff: 72 | Headquarters: Paris | Robot Army: 17,000 developers use Snips tools to build their own personal assistants.
How Startup Company Snips Could Defeat Giant Amazon
This French jewel wants to “kill Alexa”, Amazon’s intelligent voice assistant. Its weapon? A similar product, but which respects the privacy of its users.
-by Tiffany Blandin, News Editor for LinkedIn
“At Snips, we believe in privacy and openness. That’s why we build open-source voice technology that doesn’t send data to the cloud.” In the demo for Snip’s future voice assistant, the message is inspiring, and the soundtrack and image flawless. This English language video could easily be an advertisement for the latest product made in Silicon Valley. Even the name of the product, Snips Air, brings to mind Apple’s bestselling MacBook Air.
And yet, a young French startup is behind this video. Snips is a rising star of French tech, ranked second in our list of France’s most attractive startups. And Snips doesn’t plan to stop there: its goal is nothing less than to “destroy Alexa”, the AI voice assistant created by giant Amazon. Its weapon? A technology that is similar, but much more ethical.
While Alexa or Google Home need to connect to the Internet to understand user queries, the Snips assistant does not. The technology that translates the sentences spoken by users into computer-readable code is embedded in the device itself. In this way, no voice samples are sent to remote servers. Thus, while American AIs are accused of spying on their users where they live, this French startup promises to protect users’ private lives.
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