The year 2022 began with high hopes and momentum from the previous year, but it turned out to be a challenging year for tech companies which led to layoffs and hiring freezes across many companies, both large corporations and private ones. While data on large publicly traded companies was extensively analyzed, the layoff' impact was also felt across private companies. In this report, Synaptic combines its data with LinkUp data to examine and discuss hiring trends across private tech companies in North America in 2022. This data was analyzed from various perspectives, including the company's funding stage, industry, team size, job functions, location and more. A list of top tech companies that experienced job growth despite mass layoffs and job cuts was also compiled.