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Homeless startup named one of UK’s Top 15 startups by LinkedIn

28 September 2022

Beam, a social impact startup supporting homeless people and refugees into stable jobs and homes, has been named one of the UK’s top 15 startups by LinkedIn. Other companies on LinkedIn’s 2022 list include Monzo, Revolut, Multiverse and Octopus Energy.

LinkedIn’s prestigious annual list, now in its sixth year, features 15 UK companies that are rising to the challenges of the moment and continuing to innovate and gain attention in 2022.

Launched in 2017, Beam uses crowdfunding to remove the financial barriers facing homeless people and refugees. It then matches them with forward-thinking landlords and employers like Arriva, Bupa and Pret. Last month, the company reached a milestone of supporting 1,000 people into stable jobs and homes. 

Beam’s 70-person team is headquartered in Hoxton, East London but operates in England, Scotland and Wales with ambitions to operate globally.

Alex Stephany, Founder & CEO of Beam, said: “Over the past 12 months, the Beam team has more than doubled in size and continues to attract talent from the world’s best startups and scaleups looking to use their skills to accomplish truly meaningful work. Beam’s goal is to become the most positively impactful company in the world, and redefine the positive role that business can and should play in society. Being named by LinkedIn as one of the UK’s top 15 startups is an exciting validation that we’re on the right track.” 

LinkedIn Top Startups leverages exclusive LinkedIn data focused on member actions on the platform, including employment growth, engagement with the company and its current employees, job interest, and attraction of top talent. More information on this year’s winners can be found here.