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Top Startups For Engineering Interns 2023

Fall is intern recruiting season and, as the market continues to face uncertainty, competition is likely to be particularly competitive this year. To make the process easier, we’ve assembled a list of the top high-growth startups that should be at the top of any college student’s application list. All of these companies are backed by reputable investors, have strong networks of alums and foster environments where you’ll be set up to gain real hands-on experience.

Companies

Notion

The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Ramp

The only corporate card designed to help companies spend less.
Backed by Founders Fund
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Applied Intuition

Enables engineering and product development teams to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale.
Backed by General Catalyst
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Anduril

Reigniting innovation in the national defense sector.
Backed by General Catalyst
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Abnormal Security

Security engine that protects the cloud office from all email attacks.
Backed by Greylock
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Retool

An interface used to build internal tools and the runtime for those apps.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Varda

Space manufacturing startup that focuses on creating products in space for terrestrial applications.
Backed by Founders Fund
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Replit

A browser-based integrated development environment for cross-platform collaborative coding.
Backed by Coatue
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Heirloom

Removing 1B tons of CO2 from the air by 2035 by engineering the most cost-effective, scalable direct air capture system.
Backed by Breakthrough Energy Ventures
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Vanta

An automated security monitoring platform that helps companies get SOC 2, HIPAA, or ISO 27001 certified quickly.
Backed by Y Combinator
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LaunchDarkly

Empowering all teams to deliver and control their software.
Backed by Bessemer Venture Partners
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Stripe

Developer-oriented commerce company helping small and large companies accept web and mobile payments.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Warp

Developer of a Rust-based coding terminal designed to make teams productive at coding and application development.
Backed by Contrary Capital
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Plaid

Connecting bank accounts to applications through a secure API
Backed by Kleiner Perkins
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Rippling

HR & IT in one unified workforce platform.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Brex

Helps businesses manage money smarter.
Backed by Kleiner Perkins
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Hugging Face

Allows users to build, train, and deploy art models using the reference open source in machine learning.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Modern Treasury

Marries business logic and bank statements by helping companies make sense of payments.
Backed by Benchmark
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Fairmarkit

Sourcing platform for goods and services.
Backed by Insight Partners
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Canva

An online design and publishing platform that provides user friendly design tools for non-designers.
Backed by General Catalyst
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Front

Making work happier by meaningfully connecting teams and customers.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Instabase

Next generation operating system for the enterprise economy using the web browser as the user interface.
Backed by Index Ventures
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Figma

Helping teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish.
Backed by Andreessen Horowitz
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Loom

Work communication tool with instantly shareable videos.
Backed by General Catalyst
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Faire

Helping retailers find and buy wholesale merchandise for their stores.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Verkada

Builds modern security solutions that help enterprises run safer, smarter buildings.
Backed by Sequoia Capital
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Benchling

A cloud-based software platform for biology researchers and research and development organizations.
Backed by Thrive Capital
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Coda

A tool for users to collaborate in online documents.
Backed by Kleiner Perkins
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Relativity Space

An aerospace company that designs, develops, and builds 3D printed rockets.
Backed by Y Combinator
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Nuro

Develops and operates a fleet of electric self-driving vehicles that are built to deliver assorted local goods.
Backed by SoftBank
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