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The Hottest Startups Now Hiring in Detroit

We are thrilled to have another guest post from Re:Purpose! In case you aren’t familiar with the company, Re:Purpose provides a hiring platform that connects people with startups in Detroit based not only experience but also company culture (you can also check out their previous posts here and here). With Detroit on the rise, there’s been a dramatic increase in the amount of high-tech, high-growth startups in the city. In fact, according to the 2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study, there has been a 50 percent increase in the amount of venture-backed startups in the last three years. If you’re looking to start or grow your career, check out their list of the ten hottest tech startups that are now hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor!


1. ArborMetrix

ArborMetrix’s technology platform offers data collection and integration, analytics, and interactive reporting to help organizations drive engagement and performance improvement. The company works with hospitals, health systems, medical specialty societies, and hospital associations across the US with impressive results!

  • Founded: 2011
  • Location: Ann Arbor
  • Funding: $18.6M
  • Number of Employees: 11-50

2. Autobooks

Autobooks is the first fully integrated payments and accounting platform for business, delivered through online banking. Just a few months ago, the company raised a venture capital funding round of $10 million and now they are ready to grow their team.

  • Founded: May 2015
  • Location: Detroit
  • Funding: $17.5M
  • Number of Employees: 11-50

3. Bloomscape

Bloomscape is a new online plant delivery service that makes buying healthy, happy plants easier. The company just publicly launched in March and received a slew of great press. If you love plants and want to join an exciting, young company based in Detroit, check them out.

  • Founded: March 2018
  • Location: Detroit
  • Funding: n/a
  • Number of Employees: 1- 10

4. OneStream

Named as one of Michigan’s 50 companies to watch, OneStream delivers powerful and scalable financial consolidation, reporting, planning and analytic solutions in a modern and unified technology platform. The founders’ impressive backgrounds make this company worth checking out.

  • Founded: 2010
  • Location: Rochester, MI
  • Funding:  n/a
  • Number of Employees: 101-250

5. PlanetM Landing Zone

If you’re interested in mobility companies, PlanetM Landing Zone is worth checking out. Launched last fall, this initiative is a partnership between the Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Economic Development Corp., and WeWork Detroit. It aims to better attract and connect mobility-focused startups to Michigan’s automotive and economic development ecosystem.

  • Founded: 2017
  • Location: Detroit
  • Funding: n/a
  • Number of Employees: 10 – 50

6. White Glove Workshops

If event planning is your thing, White Glove Workshops is worth exploring. This digital marketing company specializes in planning, managing, and promoting educational seminars for professionals in a variety of industries, including finance, insurance, healthcare, real estate and more.

  • Founded: 2015
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Funding: Profitable
  • Number of Employees: 50 – 100

7. Xeeva

Xeeva provides intelligent procurement and sourcing software (with the help of their patented artificial intelligence). We recently wrote about the massive $40 million round of funding the company just received. This coupled with CEO’s great track record helped this company make our list of hot startups.

  • Location: Madison Heights
  • Funding: $40m
  • Number of Employees: 200 – 500

Not your typical startup, these spinoff companies are owned by larger corporations who wanted to build a more collaborative, startup team in Detroit. Employees get all the security of working at a large company, but with the culture and entrepreneurial spirit of a small company.

8. Fjord

Owned by consulting and tech services firm Accenture, Fjord is a global design and innovation consultancy. The company specializes in creating wide-ranging digital experiences and services for consumers – including new ways to shop, better ways to communicate and collaborate, and innovative ways to manage their health – across platforms including smart devices, tablets and PCs.

  • Founded: Acquired by Accenture in 2013
  • Location: The company has studios all over the world and just recently opened one in Detroit.
  • Funding: Publicly Traded
  • Number of Employees: n/a

9. Bankrate

Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. The company was acquired by Red Ventures last year and has offices in New York and Florida. Recently they expanded their presence to Detroit and are looking to hire.

  • Founded: 1993
  • Location: Detroit
  • Funding: Publicly Traded
  • Number of Employees: 500+

10. FordDirect

Owned by Ford Motor Company, FordDirect delivers industry-leading digital solutions that help dealers growth their business. They have a wide variety of open positions in Solutions Management, Technology, OEM and Dealer Relations, Partner Management, Marketing, Legal, Finance, Human Resources and Digital Strategy & Innovation.

  • Founded: 2000
  • Location: Detroit
  • Funding: Publicly Traded
  • Number of Employees: 200+

This article originally appeared on Re:Purpose


Posted June 26, 2018 in Entrepreneurial Resource News