100 Top Startups to Watch in 2023

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Last Updated: By TRUiC Team

Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That’s why we identified the best startups at all stages, from seed funding to series B funding and beyond. These are some of the top startups in the world for startup enthusiasts, investors, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs alike to follow now. From AI to ecommerce, these are the best startups disrupting industries through new tech and innovation.

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Best Startups 2023

Every year, new promising startup companies pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation, technology, and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the top startups of 2023, including their location and venture-backed funding, that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.

Disclaimer: With so many new startups launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the following startup companies are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

Continue scrolling to read our list of startups, or choose a category below to jump ahead!

You can also browse our full collection of startups by industry and location.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Startups

1. SoundHound

  • Location: Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, California)
  • Funding: Post-IPO Equity, $351 Million
  • Investors Include: Bracket Capital

SoundHound uses innovative AI technologies to allow developers and business owners to maintain control over their brand image from anywhere using voice-enabled AI. The startup offers several products, including Houndify, an AI platform boasting the world’s fastest speech recognition and a voice search and assistant app, Hound, that incorporates their trademarked “Speech-to-Meaning” and “Deep Meaning Understanding” technologies.

2. People.ai

People.ai leverages the power of AI technology to create an enterprise revenue platform that helps sales, marketing, and customer service teams provide the best customer experience through the analysis of revenue opportunities. By documenting customer contacts, activity, and engagement, People.ai provides companies with insights that are actionable and effective.

3. Flyfin

  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Funding: Pre-Series A and Seed, $8 million
  • Investors Include: Accel and Alpha Wave Global

Flyfin is an AI-powered tax preparation and filing service. The fintech combines the expertise of real CPAs and artificial intelligence to provide an expedited, automated tax solution for self-employed individuals. 

4. Arrow

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Seed, $500,000
  • Investors Include: ARCADIAN Fund, Cosmos Global Holdings

Arrow is an AI-powered B2B SaaS platform that automates social media content creation and management for businesses. With features like ready-to-use posts, custom content channels, and dedicated user success managers, Arrow helps busy professionals seamlessly post engaging content, grow their following, and build credibility.

5. Linguix

  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, $1M
  • Investors Include: Flyer One Ventures

Next on our list of top startups is Linguix.This edtech startup has a new take on the writing assistant, built for non-native English speakers. Through the Linguix platform, users are not only able to correct their writing mistakes in real-time, they are also able to learn and improve their writing skills as they go.

6. Observe.AI

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series C, $214 Million
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Menlo Ventures, Softbank Vision Fun

Observe.AI is changing the way customer service is operated. By incorporating AI into the software, content centers are able to automote repeated workflows to drive retention and revenue. The AI tech is able to offer real-time solutions to customer engagement, increasing customer satisfaction.

App Startups

7. Blinkist

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Funding: Series C, $34.8 Million
  • Investors Include: Insight Partners, Greycroft

SparkNotes are a distant memory with the power of the Blinkist app. This app contains key insights from more than 2,500 nonfiction books into 15-minute reads or audio tracks — all accessed from your mobile device.

8. Babbel

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Funding: Series C, $33.3 Million
  • Investors Include: IBB Ventures, NGP Capital, REV

Babbel is a market-leading language learning app that boasts millions of subscribers globally. The first language learning app in the world, Babbel offers easy-to-navigate courses and bite-sized lessons to make learning a new language easier than ever. In fact, 73% of users have said they’d be able to have a simple conversation in their new language after only five hours of Babbel courses.

9. Realworld

The Realworld app is a game-changing innovation for the next generation of adults. With their easy-to-use app, Realworld provides the resources and tools for young adults to navigate adulthood in nearly every way. From tax filing assistance to everything users need to know about getting their first pet — Realworld lays the foundation for organization and success.

See our interview with the founder of Realworld below!

10. So Syncd

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, $1 Million
  • Investors Include: KM Capital, Upscalers

So Syncd is a sister-founded startup that is changing the way consumers use dating apps. By utilizing Myers Briggs Personality Types, So Syncd users are paired up based on how compatible their personalities are using an advanced algorithm, rather than swiping left and right based on physical appearance alone.

11. Heetch

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Funding: Series B, $75.3 Million
  • Investors Include: Kima Ventures, Idinvest Partners

Heetch is a ride-sharing app geared towards late-night transportation as an alternative to taxis. By offering low commission fees, transparent prices and destinations, and lower prices for customers — Heetch is effectively taking on ride-share giants across the globe. Heetch is currently available in France, Belgium, Angola, Algeria, Netherlands, and Morocco.

12. Snappr

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series A, $13 Million
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Alumni Ventures

Snappr is the one-stop shop for companies who need content created. They provide comprehensive software that organizes photo shoots, provides stock photos, editing capabilities, and more. Users are even allowed to create workflows for their visual content and the service integrates with almost any existing platform.

13. Wonolo

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series D, $190.9 Million
  • Investors Include: Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures

Wonolo transforms the recruiting process for companies by providing a centralized place for businesses and potential employees. Through Wonolo, companies don’t have to mess around with interviews or resumes, instead, all employees are vetted by Wonolo and available through their app. Companies can post jobs and then applicants apply to compete for the position all through the app.

Beauty and Wellness Startups

14. Saie

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Seed, Undisclosed
  • Investors Include: Unilever Ventures, G9 Ventures

Saie is a clean beauty startup that prioritizes affordability without sacrificing the quality of its line of skin tints, balms, kits, and more. Known for its effective branding, hardworking products, and celebrity endorsements (Gwyneth Paltrow is one of its investors), Saie is quickly becoming an icon of the clean-beauty industry.

15. Kinship

  • Location: Corte Madera, California
  • Funding: Early Stage VC, $2.85 Million
  • Investors Include: Sugar Capital, True Beauty Ventures

Kinship is next on our list of the best startups. Kinship is a clean and sustainable skincare line that aims to deliver effective and ethical skincare products that boast certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP). In addition, each product is cruelty-free, GMO-free, reef-safe, and comes in packaging made of post-consumer recycled materials.

16. Parallel Health

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, $2 Million
  • Investors Include: Rhythm VC, Illumina Accelerator

Parallel Health is a skincare startup dedicated to providing personalized, science-backed skincare solutions to support the skin’s microbiome and relieve skin issues such as acne, rosacea, and more.

17. Golde

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Seed, Undisclosed
  • Investors Include: Newtype Ventures, Rose Street Capital

Golde is a skincare and wellness company that prioritizes accessibility and approachability using single-origin golden turmeric. The startup has expanded from face masks to an impressive line of ingestibles such as coconut creamers, matcha green tea, and more. Now available in Target stores across the country as well as online.

18. Tonal

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series E, $450 Million
  • Investors Include: Mayfield Fund, Shasta Ventures

Smart home gyms meet AI in Tonal, the fitness training equipment startup. Equipment is installed on walls and offers users expert-led coaching that is tailored to each individual’s fitness goals and needs. Tonal users can also access live-recorded fitness classes from their home gym.

19. by Humankind

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Seed, $4M
  • Investors Include: SV Angel, BoxGroup

Sustainable personal goods startup by Humankind is dedicated to reducing single-use plastics in consumer’s daily lives. Their innovative personal care products range from mouthwash tablets to shampoo bars, all boasting clean ingredients and an impactful refill model to reduce waste.

20. Clear For Me

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Seed, $150k
  • Investors Include: Founder Institute

ClearForMe is next up on our curated list of startup companies. Created for those struggling with skin allergies, ClearForMe is a beauty tech startup partnered with beauty giants such as Ulta and Credo to make shopping for cosmetics and skincare safer for consumers with allergies.

Blockchain Startups

21. Chainalysis

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Series F, $536.6 Million
  • Investors Include: Techstars, Accel, SV Angel

Chainalysis is a platform that provides banks, government agencies, and other members of the blockchain ecosystem with a litany of resources to help identify and eliminate hacked or stolen funds. Its anti-money-laundering software aims to create safer interactions for all using blockchain technology.

22. Chain

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Secondary Market, $43.7 Million
  • Investors Include: 500 Startups, SV Angel

Chain provides tools to industry leaders, such as Visa and Citigroup, as well as fintech startups to make more intelligent, secure, and calculated financial transactions using cryptographic ledger systems.

23. Paxful

  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Funding: Undisclosed
  • Investors Include: N/A

Unlike its competitors, Paxful is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace that also serves as a universal money translator. With a platform that includes over 300 financial networks, Paxful offers opportunities to both buyers and sellers alike that may not have access to banking services.

24. Spring Labs

  • Location: Marina Del Rey, California
  • Funding: Series B, $68.8 Million
  • Investors Include: 500 Startups, RRE Ventures

With Spring Labs’ platform, users can expect faster and more secure information exchange due to the startup’s leveraging of blockchain transparency and data collection capabilities. With Spring Labs, fraud is reduced through an increase in verified identities, and the protection of consumer data is prioritized.

25. SALT

  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Funding: Later Stage VC, $9.7 Million
  • Investors Include: David Namdar

Using the SALT platform, users can leverage their cryptocurrency for real cash loans starting at $5,000 from 1 to 36 months. Cryptocurrencies that are compatible with the platform include Bitcoin, Ether, and Dogecoin, and the platform is available in a majority of the US states as well as countries across the globe.

26. Dragonchain

  • Location: Bellevue, Washington
  • Funding: Corporate Round, $15.1 Million
  • Investors Include: Julian Sarokin, Alex Dahan

Next on our list of startups is Dragonchain. Formed inside of Disney, Dragonchain is a blockchain startup that has gone on to provide innovative blockchain-based solutions in a variety of industries from healthcare to tech.

Cybersecurity Startups

27. AaDya Security

  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Funding: Series A, $7.8 Million
  • Investors Include: Gaingels, Next Coast Ventures

AaDya Security is a cybersecurity company that prioritizes the accessibility of its services, making the startup’s innovative security platform easy-to-use and affordable with three levels of services to meet the needs of any small to midsize business.

28. Axis Security

  • Location: San Mateo, California
  • Funding: Series C, $99.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Canaan Partners, Spark Capital

Axis Security offers management and security solutions for business applications on a global scale. Users can navigate through employees, partners, and stakeholders stress-free through the startup’s purpose-built zero-trust cloud security platform.

29. Confluera

  • Location: Palo Alto, California
  • Funding: Series A, $29 Million
  • Investors Include: Lightspeed Ventures, Icon Ventures

Confluera is a cybersecurity platform that aims to help businesses and organizations identify, track, and manage sophisticated security threats and attacks.

30. Enso

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Seed, $6 Million
  • Investors Include: Jump Capital, YL Ventures

Enso is an information security startup that provides an ASPM (Application security posture management) platform for security teams to identify, track, and schedule all application security tools and assets effectively.

31. Illumio

  • Location: Sunnyvale, California
  • Funding: Series F, $557.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Accel, General Catalyst

Illumio is a security startup that has developed microsegmentation technology to produce a zero-trust security solution that wards off the spread of breaches both inside data centers and cloud.

Ecommerce Startups

32. Verishop

  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Funding: Series B, $70 Million
  • Investors Include: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Alumni Ventures

Verishop is an online marketplace that curates a selection of everyday luxury brands for everything from fashion, beauty, home, and more. Quality products are the backbone of this startup that aims to become the go-to online marketplace for lifestyle goods.

33. Pabio

  • Location: Bern, Switzerland
  • Funding: Seed, $3.2 Million
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Pioneer Fund

Pabio is an ecommerce startup democratizing interior design. On the platform, users can rent-to-own furniture chosen by an interior designer for their space, paying on a monthly basis over the course of up to four or five years.

34. Bellroy

  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Funding: Series A, $8 Million
  • Investors Include: Silas Capital, Lyra Growth Partners

Next on our list of startups is Bellroy. The goal and intention behind Bellroy is to create the slimmest wallets possible while also incorporating functionality and style. Since its inception, the brand has expanded into wallets, bags, accessories, and more. With their iconic, customer-favorite “travel wallet,” this is a startup to watch.

35. Brandless

By leveraging the power of community, Brandless creates hardworking products that are good for their customers and the environment. Their startup company is based around the concept of customers over packaging and “people over promotion,” which allows the company to provide affordable personal care products without sacrificing quality.

36. Hero

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Non-Equity Assistance, $10 Million
  • Investors Include: Sap.io, S28 Capital

Hero is a social shopping platform that aims to inspire and support customers while providing a quick and easy shopping experience directly from retailers. Users are provided with a virtual shopping experience that allows them to experience the product before purchasing — without ever stepping foot inside a store.

37. Lookiero

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Funding: Series C, $53.6 Million
  • Investors Include: MMC Ventures, All Iron Ventures

Lookiero is a female-only online personal shopping service that operates in France and Spain. Customers submit their size and clothing preferences and are then shipped a package of five garments and accessories they can keep or send back. Customers who keep all five products receive a 25% off discount.

Read our list of the top ecommerce startup ideas to start your own ecommerce startup!

Edtech Startups

38. Jolt

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Series A, $23.3 Million
  • Investors Include: Balderton Capital, Octopus Ventures

Jolt is a workforce education platform that compiles a network of learning spaces that is intended to provide users with business training and useful skills. Each lesson is short and impactful, making courses accessible to professionals and students alike.

39. Sana Labs

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Funding: Series B, $54 Million
  • Investors Include: Acequia Capital, EQT Ventures

Sana Labs is next on our list of startups to watch. Sana Labs uses AI to create an innovative learning experience that prioritizes personal learning needs to effectively deliver training and courses to teams. By creating training programs that are rooted in science and tailored to the students, Sana Labs provides impactful education on a wide range of subjects for startup companies and their teams.

40. TinyTap

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Series A, $9.1 Million
  • Investors Include: Animoca Brands

TinyTap is a global library of educational games that are made by educators. Using the TinyTap platform, teachers can easily create educational games without coding knowledge. Additionally, families can access TinyTap’s library for free or subscribe for more premium content.

41. Trashbots

  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Funding: Seed, $100,000
  • Investors Include: Sputnix ATX, Nav Sooch

Trashbots believes any child can learn how to code. The brother-founded startup makes that belief tangible by creating a robot that teaches children from kindergarten to adulthood how to code by employing helpful lessons and guides to educate users.

42. Newsela

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Series D, $172.2 Million
  • Investors Include: Techstars, Kleiner Perkins

Newsela helps teachers and education institutions provide modern educational content for ELA, social studies, and science. The content can quickly be approved by the educational system because it follows all state-wide requirements for curriculum.

43. GoStudent

  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Funding: Series D, $686.3 Million
  • Investors Include: Tencent, Softbank Vision Fund

GoStudent is a platform for online learning that connects students with qualified tutors to help further their education virtually. Students at primary, secondary, and college levels can use this platform to find one-on-one tutoring complete with a virtual classroom and whiteboard, the capability to share screens, and even the ability to edit documents together.

Check out our list of startup ideas for education entrepreneurs to start your own edtech startup!

Fashion Startups

44. Heuritech

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Funding: Series A, $5.7 Million
  • Investors Include: Creative Destruction Lab, SAP.iO

Heuritech utilizes AI technology to offer brands insights and analytics on trends and products. By collecting and analyzing real-world images on social media, Heuritech helps brands create better-selling products, increase sustainability, and align with consumer demands.

45. Italic

Italic is a virtual marketplace that aims to be a one-stop shop for everything consumers need. By offering high-quality products from manufacturers at a steep discount (50% to 80% off the retail price), Italic boasts a strong competitive advantage. Additionally, the startup provides tools, distribution, and technology to brands looking to engage with a global audience.

46. Seamm

  • Location: United States
  • Funding: Seed, $1.7 Million 
  • Investors Include: The Lydian Group

Seamm is a digital fashion startup working with real-world fashion brands to bring duplicates of their collections to the metaverse. Users can utilize Seamm to connect their style and identity into their virtual form. 

47. Merjuri

  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Funding: Series B, $28 Million
  • Investors Include: 500 Startups, New Enterprise Associates

Merjuri is a direct-to-consumer jewelry startup company with new product launches every Monday. Their handcrafted, everyday jewelry is affordable without sacrificing quality or ethics. The startup saw exponential growth through its successful influencer marketing campaigns.


  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, $150,000
  • Investors Include: N/A

ZILIO is a fashion tech startup that has developed a 3d dressing room to change and enhance the ecommerce experience for clothing shoppers.

Fintech Startups

49. Daffy

  • Location: Los Altos, California
  • Funding: Series A, $17.1 Million
  • Investors Include: XYZ Capital, Coinbase Ventures, and more than 50 notable angel investors including Reid Hoffman, Aaron Levie, Amy Chang, and more. 

Daffy is a not-for-profit fintech reimagining the donor-advised fund. With Daffy, users can easily invest in donor-advised funds for a surprisingly low amount of capital. 

50. Mercury

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Secondary Market, $152.2 Million
  • Investors Include: Andreessen Horowitz, Serena Ventures

Mercury is a digital banking platform designed specifically for growing startups. Backed by advanced security measures and integrations with popular business tools, Mercury is poised to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs manage their finances.

Don't miss our comprehensive list of the top neobank startups that are revolutionizing the banking sector.

51. Rebank

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: $2.8 Million
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, ADV

Made for entrepreneurs, Rebank tracks money from every bank account and makes it easy to manage in one central location. Making payments as well as receiving payments is made easy, and there are no delays and real-time rates.

52. Capchase

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: $949.6 Million
  • Investors Include: Caffeinated Capital, Bling Capital

Capchase is an exciting fintech startup helping other startups secure non-dilutive capital through recurring revenue financing. By providing flexible cash flow to high-growth companies, Capchase allows founders to take control of their fundraising timeline. With its innovative tech-enabled financing model, Capchase is empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs to scale their vision.

53. Arthena

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Series A, $1.2 Million
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Foundation Capital

Arthena is a fintech startup that helps clients make technology-powered, well-researched art market investments. Leveraging the power of machine learning and an advanced data pipeline, Arthena boasts an ever-evolving system to ensure customers make smart and valuable art investments.

54. Plaid

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series D, $734.3 Million
  • Investors Include: New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins

Plaid helps take care of a very simple problem with high-tech solutions. The platform is made by developers, for developers. Any coder can take the API of Plaid and use it in their app to help connect financial institutions for easy setup and payment. Developers can connect Plaid with Venmo, Samsung, Acorns, Betterment, and more.

55. Brex

  • Location: Draper, Utah
  • Funding: Series D, $1.5 Billion
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Bossanova Investimentos

Brex is the perfect middle man for growing businesses that need more access to capital. The company allows much larger credit limits and the cards provided can be used globally. Any ecommerce business that needs upfront capital for its inventory will appreciate Brex’s offerings.

Food and Beverage Startups

56. Kosterina

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, $5 Million
  • Investors Include: Lakehouse Ventures

Kosterina offers a line of food, wellness, and beauty products centered around top-tier olive oil available in retailers such as Whole Foods and Crate & Barrel. In addition to their central line, the startup also produces vinegars and other assorted food items. 

57. Leilo

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Undisclosed
  • Investors Include: N/A

Leilo is a beverage company offering a calming, healthy alternative to alcoholic beverages and energy drinks with a surprise ingredient — kava! The startup has since gone on to partner with sports leagues, grocers, and more across the country. You can buy Leilo directly on the website or through Amazon!

58. Olio

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series B, $53.1 Million
  • Investors Include: VNV Global, Rubio Impact Ventures, Octopus Ventures

OLIO is a food-sharing app that aims to connect communities to reduce food waste. Unwanted food items can be shared with people in the same neighborhood; the app is free to use and available globally.

59. Bizzy Coffee

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Funding: Venture - Series Unknown, $7.2 Million
  • Investors Include: SOSV, M25

Bizzy Coffee is next on our list of the best startups to follow. Bizzy Coffee is a cold brew coffee startup that offers a range of cold brew and coffee products, including concentrates, brew kits, and more. The startup has risen in popularity, making it the number one selling cold brew on Amazon.

60. Pepper

Pepper is a food-centric social media platform for everyone from chefs to foodies. App users can share recipes, exciting new foods they’ve tried, and connect with their fellow food-lovers all in one place.

61. GoPuff

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Funding: Undisclosed, $3.4 Billion
  • Investors Include: Accel, Headline

GoPuff offers an easy home delivery service where you can get some of the best essentials you need. There really isn’t any complicated tech or service to explain, the company simply has tons of items available for you to choose from and then will deliver them directly to you when you’re finished.

Read our list of the top startup ideas for food lovers to start your own food and beverage startup!

Healthcare Startups

62. Headspace

  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Funding: Series C, $215.9 Million
  • Investors Include: SV Angel, Allen & Company

Headspace is an accessible digital health platform and app known primarily for its meditation and mindfulness exercises. This platform boasts hundreds of hours of content for users and a free introduction to the basics of meditation. App users also have access to a variety of videos and chat options to optimize their mental health and wellbeing.

63. Parsley Health

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Series B, $36 Million
  • Investors Include: Sand Hill Angels, FJ Labs

Parsley Health is an innovative take on modern healthcare and primary care. By offering a platform that integrates cutting-edge medical testing and technology as well as impactful nutrition, wellness, and prevention research, Parsley Health provides customers with a holistic medical experience.

64. Circles

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Seed, $8M
  • Investors Include: NFX, Zeev Ventures

Circles is a mental healthcare startup that is revolutionizing the way consumers access support groups. Through the company’s laser-focused, professionally-led groupings and accessible pricing, users are able to more easily access the care and support they need.

65. NervGen Pharma

  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Funding: Post-IPO Equity, $34.1 Million
  • Investors Include: CSBio

Nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases can have long-lasting impacts that change a person’s life. NervGen Pharma is attempting to tackle the problem by providing solutions and treatments to help relieve and heal the symptoms.

66. Kinetik

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: Seed, $20 Million
  • Investors Include: Undisclosed

Kinetik is disrupting the non-emergency medical transportation space by offering a digital platform and API solution. Through Kinetik, transportation services are able to expedite and streamline the management and execution of their services.

67. Corvus Pharmaceuticals

  • Location: Burlingame, California
  • Funding: Post-IPO Equity, $215.1 Million
  • Investors Include: OrbiMed, Fidelity Management

Corvus Pharmaceuticals works in the clinical stage of biopharmaceutical drugs. Their intent is to develop new immunology-focused medicines that can target critical cellular elements of the immune system. Their main focus is one treating cancer, immune disorders, and infectious diseases.

68. Pivot

  • Location: California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $70 Million
  • Investors Include: R7 Partners, Marc Benioff

Pivot, formerly known as Carrot, is a healthcare startup taking on smoking cessation with their behavior and data driven approach. 

IoT Startups

69. Datanomix

  • Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Funding: Series A, $9 Million
  • Investors Include: Alumni Ventures, Wasabi Ventures

Datanomix is a manufacturing analytics platform that provides valuable insights from data collected during the manufacturing process to streamline operations and improve businesses overall. By offering actionable data to customers, business owners are better able to create sellable products, reduce spending, and predict required maintenance.

70. Seeq

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Funding: Series C, $115.2 Million
  • Investors Include: Insight Partners, Madrona Venture Group

Seeq provides fast, easily-derived business insights from industrial data and analytics. By transforming data gathered from the industrial process, businesses can make educated business decisions, increase revenue, and build better products.

71. xFarm

  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Funding: Series B, $20.7 Million
  • Investors Include: TiVenture, United Ventures

xFarm is an agricultural IoT startup that aims to digitize farming across the world and help agriculture businesses keep up with increasing legal requirements and certifications. Additionally, farmers and stakeholders can utilize analytics provided by the platform to make effective, educated decisions about crops, certifications, and more.

72. Infraspeak

  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Funding: Series A, $16.7 Million
  • Investors Include: 500 Startups, Firstminute Capital

Infraspeak is an IoT startup that is working to streamline and optimize the facilities management industry by providing an intelligent, maintenance-management platform. Through the platform, users can develop solutions for their teams that will result in better services rendered and a more streamlined approach to business operations.

Mobility Startups

73. Ridepanda

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Seed, $3.8 Million
  • Investors Include: Alumni Ventures, General Catalyst

Ridepanda is an online mobility store that provides electric vehicles such as bicycles and scooters with enhanced theft protection and maintenance assistance to give riders a more secure, stress-free experience.

74. Mobilyze

  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, Undisclosed
  • Investors Include: Urban-X

Mobilyze is next on our list of the startup companies to watch. Founded by a group of MIT graduates, Mobilyze is a mobility startup that leverages the power of AI to promote the widespread use of electric vehicles as well as increasing access to electric vehicle charging.

75. Nuro

  • Location: Mountain View, California
  • Funding: Series D, $2.1 Billion
  • Investors Include: Tiger Global Management, Greylock

Combining the new technology of self-driving cars and the delivery of local goods, Nuro looks to transform the way we get our products. Instead of hiring a person to deliver your groceries, Nuro uses autonomous driving to deliver everything you need. If the future of jobs will be taken over by machines, Nuro is ahead of the game.

76. Citymapper

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Equity Crowdfunding, $59.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Index Ventures, Greylock

Citymapper is a software startup that develops transportation apps for cities around the world to help make the increasing amount of transportation options more accessible. The startup uses impactful transportation data to create streamlined transportation technology services and routing capabilities that are easy for users to understand and navigate. Their goal, ultimately, is to cover all major cities in the world.


  • Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Funding: Seed, $71,623
  • Investors Include: N/A

SMOVE.CITY is a smart mobility startup that gathers and analyzes movement data in public spaces to provide more sustainable mobility solutions for local governments and more.

78. elmo

  • Location: London, England
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, $385,785
  • Investors Include: System Two, Greenhous Group

Elmo is an electric car subscription service that aims to make electric cars more accessible to consumers than before through an easy, all-inclusive monthly subscription model.

Pet Startups

79. Felmo

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $17.8 Million
  • Investors Include: HV Capital, Redalpine

Felmo is a pet tech startup that provides a variety of veterinary services for pets from the comfort of customers’ homes. By offering fast, flexible, and affordable scheduling, as well as a stress-free veterinary experience for pets, Felmo is changing the way pet owners care for their pet’s health.

80. HelloBello

  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Funding: Seed, $1.1 Million
  • Investors Include: Vienna Business Agency, Peak Pride

HelloBello is a subscription-based pet tech startup that crafts fresh, human-grade food tailored to each dog’s nutritional needs as determined by their veterinarian-developed algorithm. All HelloBello products are free of by-products, portioned, and delivered directly to the customer’s door.

81. PetDx

  • Location: La Jolla, California
  • Funding: Series B, $72 Million
  • Investors Include: Tech Coast Angels, Valor Equity Partners

PetDx is a molecular diagnostics startup that specializes in the detection and treatment of cancer in pets through the development of non-invasive tests. The aim of this startup is to provide veterinarians with the tools to detect, characterize, and manage cancer cells early on in pets.

82. Loyal

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series A, $58 Million
  • Investors Include: Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital

Loyal develops medicines to help dogs live longer and healthier lives. Composed of a team of veterinarians, scientists, and dog-lovers, the goal of this startup is to produce the first drugs to combat the negative effects of aging in dogs.

Explore our list of the top startup ideas for animal lovers to start your own pet startup!

Real Estate Startups

83. Kairos Living

Kairos Living is looking to update the real estate world by providing modern tech for the buying and living experience. Homes will include keyless entry as well as smart thermostats and residents can pay their rent using the Kairos portal. Tenants are even allowed to set up auto-pay for their homes to avoid any late fees.

84. Homelight

  • Location: San Francisco
  • Funding: Series D, $742.5 Million
  • Investors Include: 500 Startups, GV, Menlo Ventures

Homelight is transforming the home buying and selling process by creating a central platform where all transactions can take place. Homeowners are allowed to sell to HomeLight without having to deal with expensive repairs or through the hassle of listings and showings. Homebuyers will be able to connect with top agents who utilize home sales data to help find the perfect match.

85. Snapdocs

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series D, $253 Million
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital

With the recent surge in competition for homes, Snapdocs is making it easy for homebuyers to get the home of their dreams as quickly as possible. Snapdocs doesn’t just make forms available online, they connect all parties involved in the closing to help communication and efficiency for buying a home.

Software Startups

86. Bolster

  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 
  • Funding: Series B, $11 million
  • Investors: Foundry

Bolster is a marketplace for executive hiring, offering services to connect startups with C-suite roles on a fractional, interim, advisory, or full-time basis. 

87. Firstbase

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: $3.4 Million
  • Investors Include: Carta Ventures, Amino Capital

Firstbase.io is an all-in-one business operations platform designed to help founders launch, manage, and grow their startups. With its comprehensive platform, Firstbase is enabling entrepreneurs worldwide to efficiently handle essential operations like incorporation, banking, payroll, accounting, and more.

88. Mixtroz

  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Funding: Seed, $2.4 Million
  • Investors Include: Backstage Capital, Timberline Holding

Mixtroz is a mother-daughter-founded startup that aims to change the way we see and do networking by leveraging the power of data collection to connect compatible networkers and increase the chances of meaningful, productive conversations. Additionally, the host can utilize data collected from the networking event to make more educated business decisions.

89. Databricks

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series H, $3.5 Billion
  • Investors Include: New Enterprise Associates, SV Angel

Streamlining data collecting, Databricks takes all your data, analytics, and AI and puts it on one platform. The platform is simple to use and able to unify data across channels like retail and online. It’s also built on open source coding so optimizations and changes are constantly being made. The platform includes open secure data sharing, fast performance, and reliable ETL.

90. Fiverr

Fiverr is a marketplace for freelance creative talent and professionals to find work and book jobs digitally. With more of the population working remotely since 2020, Fiverr has grown to meet the demand for companies looking to hire freelancers and an influx of freelancer workers looking to book jobs across the globe.

91. Motive (Formerly KeepTruckin)

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series F, $567.3 Million
  • Investors Include: Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures

Motive, formerly KeepTruckin, has been transforming the way logistics operates. By providing multiple AI-powered solutions, logistics companies can automate vehicle and equipment tracking, driver safety, and ELD compliance. The IoT platform even connects vehicles, equipment, and facilities straight to the cloud.

92. Codecov

  • Location: Amsterdam, New York
  • Funding: Undisclosed
  • Investors Include: BoxGroup

Development cycles for software seem to always be pushing faster and with Codecov you can meet the high demands with half the effort. Coding has taken over our world and making sure the code is secure and won’t break is a neverending battle. With Codecov, companies can take advantage of code coverage metrics and insights to ensure they are shipping high-quality code that won’t break.

Sustainable Startups

93. Agricool

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Funding: Series B, $43.9 Million
  • Investors Include: Bpifrance, Kima Ventures

Agricool recycles used shipping containers into urban farms to grow local, pesticide-free produce that is available to all communities. By optimizing the lighting, air quality, and irrigation required for any successful farming operation, Agricool has developed a farming method that is 120x more productive than conventional farming methods.

94. Too Good To Go

  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $45.7 Million
  • Investors Include: Blisce, VF Venture

Too Good to Go is next up on our list of top startups. Too Good To Go is an app that was created to tackle food waste. The app allows consumers to buy discounted food from cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops, and manufacturers that would otherwise be wasted.

95. Hempitecture

  • Location: Boise, Idaho
  • Funding: Crowdfunding, $3.3 Million
  • Investors Include: N/A

Hempitecture is a sustainable insulation startup that specializes in HempWool®, an insulation alternative made with roughly 90% hemp fiber and 10% binder. The fiber used in Hempitecture products are farmed in the US and Canada in an effort to capture carbon dioxide from the air — resulting in products that are better for the planet and people alike.

96. TemperPack

  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Funding: Venture — Series Unknown, $208.9 Million
  • Investors Include: Revolution, SJF Ventures

TemperPack is creating sustainable packaging solutions for perishable food and life science industries. Their fully curbside recyclable insulated packaging is the first of its kind and offers both manufacturers and consumers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional packaging that still protects their products from damage.

Explore our list of startup ideas for green entrepreneurs to start your own sustainable startup!

Travel Startups

97. Airalo

Airalo is providing a more flexible phone alternative no matter what country you’re in. Their eSIM store is the first of its kind, offering affordable, local rates for eSIM compatible phones, tablets, or PC computers. Customers never have to worry about carrying several SIM cards, changing their phone number, or losing communication capabilities with Airalo eSIM cards.

98. The Hotels Network

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Funding: Series B, $15,200
  • Investors Include: NFX, Elaia

The Hotels Network is a platform that serves as a method of growth for hotels using technology to attract and convert online visitors to paying customers by creating a unique, personalized, and predictive user experience. Hotels can use the platform to compare reviews, pricing, analytics in order to create more impactful marketing campaigns.

99. CityCatt

  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Funding: Pre-Seed, $50,000
  • Investors Include: Journey Venture Partners

Citycatt is changing the way travelers experience the world. Through their network of location experts and locals, called ‘catts’, users of the Citycatt platform are able to plan memorable experiences rooted in local culture all in one place.

100. Duffel

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series B, $56.2 Million
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Index Ventures

Duffel is an online platform for travelers to find, book, and manage flights from a myriad of airlines. Working in tandem with airlines to provide a better customer experience, Duffel provides travelers with real-time pricing and availability to make booking a trip easier than ever.

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