100 Tech Startup’s you Need to Watch

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In June 2013 Chris McConnel published a List of
100 Startups you need to watch in 2013 on ReadWrite.com

I was very interested in the funding those Startups have received and researched the investment rounds as well as other company specific data
like the date of 1st funding, their founding location and others

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100 Tech Startup’s you Need to Watch

  1. 1. STARTUP OF THE DAY
  2. 2. STARTUP OF THE DAY In June 2013 Chris McConnel published a List of 100 Startups you need to watch in 2013 on ReadWrite.com I was very interested in the funding those Startups have received and researched the investment rounds as well as other company specific data like the date of 1st funding, their founding location and others (Sources: CrunchBase, AngelList) INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. STARTUP OF THE DAY 10 Categories Health Care Education Data CE/Hardware Food Publishing Design News Ventures for Good Category-busting 100 Startups METHODOLOGY Funding per Stage Founding Location Date of 1st Funding 10 Startups each Category Founded since 2011 Criteria: Concept, Traction, Design Criteria
  4. 4. STARTUP OF THE DAY FINDINGS
  5. 5. STARTUP OF THE DAY 35 17 7 7 4 San Francisco New York Los Angeles Palo Alto Boston LOCATION More than 50% of all Startups were founded in Silicon Valley STARTUPS PER CITY
  6. 6. STARTUP OF THE DAY 2,5 4 10,7 Seed Series A Series B STAGES Top 100 Startups received more than US$ 570Mn total funding AVERAGE FUNDING PER STAGE (IN MN US$) +60% ø 5,7 +168%
  7. 7. STARTUP OF THE DAY FUNDING Consumer Electronics Hardware is the category leader 1,2 1,5 3 3,4 4 4,4 6,5 9 10,8 13,2 News Design Publishing Food Ventures 4 Good Category-busting Data Education Health Care CE/Hardware AVERAGE FUNDING (IN MN US$)
  8. 8. STARTUP OF THE DAY LIFETIME Health Care is with 2,5 years the oldest categories 18 20 20 20 22 22 23 25 26 30 News Design Publishing Ventures for Good Food Education CE/Hardware Category-busting Data Health Care AVERAGE LIFETIME SINCE START (IN MONTHS)
  9. 9. STARTUP OF THE DAY TICKETS Consumer Electronics Hardware is the category with the highest average tickets 70 75 153 157 179 203 252 361 411 576 News Design Publishing Food Category-busting Ventures for Good Data Health Care Education CE/Hardware AVERAGE FUNDING PER MONTH OF LIFETIME (IN K US$)
  10. 10. STARTUP OF THE DAY 100 STARTUPS
  11. 11. STARTUP OF THE DAY Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding Thumb  |  Mobile social network that helps people get instant opinions |  NY |  Mar 11 |  6.740.000 Lift  |  Achieving anything |  SF |  Aug 11 |  3.100.000 Spindle |  The Discovery Engine for the Social Web |  Boston |  Nov 12 |  2.300.000 Wanderfly |  Visual travel discovery |  NY |  Aug 10 |  1.400.000 Clarity |  We make it easy for you to find, schedule and pay for expert advice to grow your business |  Moncton |  Dec 12 |  1.600.000 Gumroad |  Enables creators to sell directly to their audience |  SF |  Feb 12 |  8.100.000 DuckDuckGo  |  An alternative search engine to Google that doesn’t track your personal data |  Philadelphia |  Oct 11 |  3.000.000 CustomMade  |  Custom, made easy. |  Cambridge, MA |  Jan 11 |  7.650.000 Science Exchange  |  Democratizing access to scientific expertise |  Palo Alto |  Dec 11 |  4.500.000 StorEnvy  |  Tumblr for Stores + Etsy for Everything |  SF |  Jan 11 |  6.525.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  12. 12. STARTUP OF THE DAY Leap Motion  |  Next Gen Motion Control |  SF |  Jun 11 |  44.050.000 Dropcam  |  Watch the things you love with Dropcam wi-fi video cameras |  SF |  Mar 09 |  17.800.000 Ouya  |  Game platform for connected TVs – built on Android |  LA |  Jul 12 |  23.500.000 Pebble |  E-Paper watch for iPhone and Android |  SF |  Apr 11 |  25.675.000 Makerbot |  We make things that make things that make cool things |  NY |  Aug 11 |  10.000.000 littleBits |  Open Source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets |  NY |  Sep 11 |  4.500.000 Tindie |  Etsy for electronics. The marketplace for makers |  Portland |  Dec12 |  5.000.000 Space Monkey  |  Beyond the Cloud |  Salt Lake City |  Mar 12 |  2.250.000 Memoto  |  A photographic memory for everyone |  Linkoping |  Jul 12 |  1.225.000 Grand St. |  Creative Technology for All |  NY |  Apr 13 |  1.300.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  13. 13. STARTUP OF THE DAY Kaggle  |  Crowdsourcing predictive modeling |  SF |  Nov 11 |  11.000.000 Chartio  |  We build charts so you can build your business |  NY |  Jun 10 |  4.440.000 Chartbeat  |  Real-time data for front-line doers |  NY |  Sep 10 |  13.500.000 Mocavo  |  Genealogy Search Engine |  Boulder |  Sep 11 |  5.000.000 Freshplum  |  Freshplum brings the power of data science to businesses that sell products electronically |  Mountain View |  Nov 11 |  1.400.000 Origami Logic  |  Visual Big Data Analytics for Marketers |  Palo Alto |  Oct 12 |  9.300.000 Fliptop  |  Customer Intelligence Platform for Marketers |  SF |  Jun 11 |  5.200.000 Umbel  |  Moneyball for Media |  Austin |  Apr 12 |  4.660.000 Sift Science  |  Fight fraud with machine learning |  SF |  Oct 11 |  5.600.000 Swipp  |  Swipp is a global social intelligence platform generating real time sentiment data |  Mountain View |  Jun 12 |  5.500.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  14. 14. STARTUP OF THE DAY Creative Market  |  Marketplace for handcrafted, mouse-made creative assets |  SF |  May 11 |  2.300.000 Mural.ly  |  Google Docs for Visual People |  SF |  Apr 12 |  775.000 Strikingly  |  Mobile optimized websites in minutes. |  Sunnyvale |  - |  1.500.000 Divshot  |  Responsive web interface builder with clean HTML output |  LA |  Aug 12 |  1.100.000 Smore  |  Build beautiful, effective online flyers and publish instantly |  Palo Alto |  Dec 11 |  425.000 Forrst  |  Forrst is where developers and designers improve their craft & companies come to hire them |  NY |  Mar 11 |  205.000 Iconfinder |  Iconfinder - The #1 marketplace for icons |  Copenhagen |  Jun 12 |  1.500.000 UXPin |  We Bring Design To The Masses With Easy To Use User Experience Design Tools |  San Mateo |  May 12 |  230.000 BugHerd |  The world's simplest bug tracker |  Melbourne |  Jan 12 |  500.000 Behance |  To empower the creative world to make ideas happen |  NY |  May 12 |  6.500.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  15. 15. STARTUP OF THE DAY Treehouse  |  Bring affordable Tech education to people everywhere and then place Students in jobs |  Portland |  Oct 11 |  12.350.000 Lore  |  Reinventing education for the internet age |  NY |  Jun 11 |  6.018.888 Udemy  |  The world's largest destination for online courses |  SF |  Aug 10 |  16.000.000 Memrise  |  Super-powered online learning |  Boston |  Mar 11 |  6.278.000 Minerva Project  |  Top tier university for the 21st century |  SF |  Apr 12 |  25.000.000 Boundless  |  Save Money. Learn Faster |  Boston |  Apr 12 |  9.700.000 Skillshare  |  Skillshare is a global learning community for classes |  NY |  May 11 |  4.650.000 BenchPrep  |  Exam Prep Platform: iTunes of exam prep |  Chicago |  Jul 12 |  6.000.000 Class Dojo  |  Build positive behavior at school every day |  SF |  Aug 12 |  1.600.000 Clever  |  Online Learning Platform Used in Over 2000 Schools |  SF |  Oct 12 |  3.000.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  16. 16. STARTUP OF THE DAY Plated  |  Disrupting the food system with social commerce |  NY |  Aug 12 |  1.780.000 Yummly  |  Yummly is building the digital kitchen platform and mapping the food genome |  Palo Alto |  Nov 10 |  7.850.000 Munchery  |  Marketplace for home-delivered meals from local chefs |  SF |  Jan 12 |  4.000.000 Locu  |  Helping Local Businesses Thrive |  SF |  Sep 11 |  4.643.000 Foodem  |  B2B Online Food Marketplace Connecting Wholesale Food Buyers with Sellers |  Washington, DC |  Jul 12 |  875.000 Food Genius  |  Big data for the food industry |  Chicago |  Jun 11 |  1.475.000 GrubWithUs |  Reserve your seat at hassle-free meal today to begin socializing |  Venice, CA |  May 11 |  1.600.000 Foodily |  The new way to search recipes |  SF |  Jun 10 |  5.000.000 Instacart |  Instant Grocery Shopping |  SF |  Oct 12 |  2.300.000 Greenling |  Farm to Table Grocery Delivery |  Austin |  Jan 13 |  5.200.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  17. 17. STARTUP OF THE DAY Omada Health |  Online diabetes prevention program |  SF |  May 11 |  5.520.000 CellScope |  We're turning your smartphone into a digital first aid kit |  SF |  May 12 |  1.000.000 Counsyl  |  Prevent Genetic Disease before Pregnancy with a DNA Test |  Redwood City |  Jan 08 |  60.200.000 Scanadu  |  Bringing you the medical Tricorder |  Mountain View |  Dec 11 |  6.000.000 ShopWell  |  Trade-Up to better health with personalized nutrition information |  Palo Alto |  Feb 10 |  4.000.000 Ringadoc  |  Uber for doctors |  SF |  Jun 12 |  2.650.000 CareDox  |  Evernote for Your Kid's Health |  NY |  Apr 11 |  1.700.000 drchrono  |  Physicians + iPad + EHR |  Mountain View |  Jul 11 |  4.125.000 EveryMove |  Rewarding people for the healthy lifestyle. |  Seattle |  May 12 |  6.118.000 Ekso Bionics |  Helping paraplegics walk again |  Richmond |  Jan 11 |  17.000.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  18. 18. STARTUP OF THE DAY Umano  |  Pandora for news radio |  SF |  - |  - Circa  |  The first mobile-native news company |  SF |  Apr 12 |  1.650.000 Guide  |  Transforming online news, blogs, and social streams into a TV experience |  Miami |  Feb 13 |  1.000.000 Blottr  |  Wikipedia for news |  London |  May 11 |  2.100.000 Newsle  |  Tracks friends in the news |  SF |  Sep 11 |  2.250.000 Bloglovin'  |  Follow your favorite blogs |  Sweden |  Jun 12 |  1.000.000 Watchup  |  Hulu for news of the post-PC era |  Palo Alto |  Dec 12 |  500.000 Nuzzel |  The super-easy way to see news from your friends |  SF |  Dec 12 |  1.700.000 Brit |  Martha Stewart for the Digital Generation |  SF |  Apr 12 |  1.250.000 Streetwise Media |  Boston |  Jun 11 |  1.300.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding |  The next News Corp
  19. 19. STARTUP OF THE DAY Submittable  |  (YC S12) 5800+ Organizations use us for Accepting and Managing Submissions |  NY |  Oct 12 |  750.000 Inkling  |  Publishing E-Books |  SF |  Jul 10 |  17.000.000 Atavist  |  Storytelling without limits, from a pioneering digital longform publisher |  NY |  May 12 |  1.500.000 Storify  |  The future of storytelling |  SF |  Jul 09 |  2.023.000 Libboo  |  Creating the Next Digital Bestseller |  Boston |  Dec 11 |  1.400.000 Tactilize  |  Beautiful iPad pages and collections to create, experience (and sell). Easily. Instantly. |  SF |  Nov 12 |  1.000.000 Canva |  The way design should be - online, social and remarkably simple |  SF |  Mar 13 |  3.000.000 Livrada |  E-book cards - a more personal way to browse, discover, gift, and buy e-books. |  LA |  Feb 13 |  1.030.000 Obvious (Medium) |  We make Medium: A Publishing Platform. |  SF |  Mar 12 |  2.000.000 CheckThis |  Social Posters |  NY |  Jun 12 |  910.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  20. 20. STARTUP OF THE DAY Rally  |  Share Your Story. Raise Money. |  SF |  Jun 12 |  7.900.000 NationBuilder  |  Community Organizing System |  LA |  May 11 |  14.750.000 ElectNext  |  Data-driven political engagement, national to neighborhood |  SF |  Apr 13 |  1.320.000 Fundly  |  SaaS 2.0 Social Fundraising for non-profits |  Palo Alto |  Jul 10 |  7.800.000 Fundraise  |  We help great causes raise more money |  Boston |  Jan 11 |  1.450.000 StayClassy  |  The world’s largest funding platform for social impact organizations. |  San Diego |  Nov 11 |  1.300.000 Amicus |  Turn supporters into fundraisers and advocates (YC S12) |  NY |  Feb 12 |  3.780.000 VolunteerSpot |  A Time-Saving Tool Moms Love |  Austin |  Jun 12 |  1.500.000 Spill |  A social 'Dear Abby' for sharing life advice. |  SF |  Sep 12 |  545.000 Sproutel |  Health made Playful |  Providence |  Nov 12 |  278.000 Venture What it is Location Date of 1st Inv Total Funding
  21. 21. STARTUP OF THE DAY CONTACT BENJAMIN LIBOR STARTUPOFTHEDAY.TUMBLR.COM FACEBOOK.COM/SUOTD TWITTER.COM/BENJAMIN_LIBOR

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