Top Startups to Follow

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting startups of 2021 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow. 

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AI Startups

1. SoundHound

Location: Santa Clara, California

Funding: Corporate Round, $215 Million

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 

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Series C, $100 Million

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. AEye

Location: Dublin, California

Funding: Debt Financing, $89.1 Million

AEye creates LiDar technologies, a laser-based sensor system that can accurately detect surroundings for self-driving cars. Additionally, the company leverages the power of AI to help manufacturers create smart self-driving vehicles using their intelligent detection and ranging (iDar) technology to provide surrounding senses that mimic that of a human.

4. Uizard

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Funding: Series A, $18.6 Million

Uizard is an AI design assistant that helps entrepreneurs, marketing teams, engineers, and everyone in between to create mobile and web mockup apps. By creating an easy-to-use design tool, Uizard makes creating digital products simple regardless of the design or technical background of the user.

5. Riskified 

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Series E, $228.7 Million

Using an AI-powered platform, Riskified creates the optimal user experience for ecommerce sites by streamlining the checkout process and identifying real shoppers. This coupled with machine learning models that pull from over 1 billion transactions to stop fraud attacks in their tracks make Riskified a game-changing platform for ecommerce.

6. Nektar.ai

Location: Singapore

Funding: Seed, $10.3 Million 

Nektar.ai is a business-to-business (B2B) startup that offers an AI-powered virtual assistant and connected revenue enablement platform for sales teams to improve productivity, boost sales, and streamline growth.

7. nate

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Series A, $47.3 Million

AI-powered app nate serves as a marketplace for a range of products. Users compile lists of items they wish to purchase and, with a click of a button, the nate app completes all checkout and shipping using AI capabilities. Better yet, nate offers users the option to pay in four installments, making buying the things users need more convenient and accessible.

Check out even more AI startups to follow in 2021!

App Startups

8. Babbel

Location: Berlin, Germany

Funding: Series C, $33.3 Million

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

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Seed, $3.5 Million

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.

10. CircleIt

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Funding: Series A, $7.1 Million

CircleIt is a unique, innovative generational platform that allows users to schedule media, cards, and gifts to be delivered to loved ones across time. The goal of this company is to improve the digital preservation of family memorabilia and traditions throughout time.

11. So Syncd

Location: London, United Kingdom

Funding: Pre-Seed, $1 Million

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.

12. Heetch 

Location: Paris, France

Funding: Series B, $75.3 Million

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.

13. e-gree

Location: Los Angeles, California

Funding: Seed, $1 Million 

e-gree is a mobile application that allows users to create, negotiate, sign, and manage a wide variety of legal contracts from the convenience of their mobile device — providing an alternative to traditional legal services, putting agency back into the hands of users.

14. Maple

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Seed, $3.5 Million

Maple is a family tech app that provides users with AI and machine learning technologies to structure and plan weekly and daily schedules. With further use of the app, Maple also offers users smarter recommendations to ensure their time is well-spent, leveraging a team of highly-rated Canadian physicians that are available 24/7. 

Check out even more app startups to follow in 2021!

Beauty and Wellness Startups

15. Saie

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Seed, Undisclosed

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.

16. Kinship

Location: Corte Madera, California

Funding: Early Stage VC, $2.85 Million

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.

17. Parallel Health

Location: San Francisco, California 

Funding: Pre-Seed, Undisclosed

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.

18. Golde

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Seed, Undisclosed 

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.

19. Tonal

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Series E, $450 Million

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.

20. by Humankind

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Seed, $4M

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. 

Check out even more beauty and wellness startups to follow in 2021!

Blockchain Startups

21. Chainalysis

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Series E, $366.6 Million

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.

22. Chain

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Secondary Market, $43.7 Million

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

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

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

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.

Check out even more blockchain startups to follow in 2021!

Cybersecurity Startups

26. AaDya Security

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Funding: Seed, $4.7 Million

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.

27. Axis Security

Location: San Mateo, California 

Funding: Series C, $99.5 Million

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.

28. Confluera 

Location: Palo Alto, California 

Funding: Series A, $29 Million 

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

29. Enso 

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel 

Funding: Seed, $6 Million 

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. 

30. Illumio 

Location: Sunnyvale, California

Funding: Series F, $557.5 Million

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

31. Verishop

Location: Santa Monica, California

Funding: Series B, $30 Million

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.

32. Pabio

Location: Bern, Switzerland

Funding: Pre-Seed, $1 Million 

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.

33. Bellroy

Location: Victoria, Australia 

Funding: Series A, $8 Million

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.

34. CoolerSomm

Location: London, United Kingdom

Funding: Undisclosed

CoolerSomm is a wine and ecommerce startup that curates a list of items for wine lovers and drinkers. The platform focuses primarily on wine coolers; however, users can also find glassware, decanters, and more wine-specific items on the website.

35. Brandless

Location: Draper, Utah

Funding: Series Unknown, $410.5 Million

By leveraging the power of community, Brandless creates hardworking products that are good for their customers and the environment. Their 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

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. Rinseroo

Location: New Jersey

Funding: Undisclosed 

Rinseroo is a pet care and ecommerce startup that aims to make pet bathing easier than ever with their primary, patented product: the Rinseroo. When attached to a shower head, the Rinseroo acts as an extended showerhead to rinse, clean, and bathe no matter where you are.

38. Lookiero

Location: Paris, France

Funding: Series C, $53.6 Million

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.

Check out even more ecommerce startups to follow in 2021!

Edtech Startups

39. Jolt

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel 

Funding: Series A, $23.3 Million

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.

40. Sana Labs

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Funding: Series A, $20 Million

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 startups and their teams.

41. TinyTap

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel 

Funding: Series A, $9.1 Million

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.

42. Trashbots

Location: Austin, Texas

Funding: Seed, $100,000

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.

43. GoStudent

Location: Vienna, Austria

Funding: Series C, $345.4 Million

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 even more edtech startups to follow in 2021!

Fashion Startups

44. Heuritech

Location: Paris, France

Funding: Series A, $5.7 Million

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

Location: Los Angeles, California

Funding: Series Unknown, $15 Million

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. The Yes

Location: Burlingame, California

Funding: Series A, $30 Million

The Yes is an industry-disrupting AI-powered platform for online shopping that offers a consumer-focused customizable shopping experience featuring a litany of brands — all in one place. The Yes’ algorithm utilizes customer preferences based on a quiz as well as additional user-friendly features to generate products and brands that suit the customer’s needs and wants.

47. Girlfriend Collective

Location: Seattle, Washington

Funding: Undisclosed 

Girlfriend Collective is an athleisure meets sustainability startup that creates trendy products from fishing nets and plastic water bottles. The startup, notably, launched with a free leggings campaign that propelled the company into success almost immediately.

48. Merjuri

Location: Toronto, Canada

Funding: Series B, $28 Million

Merjuri is a direct-to-consumer jewelry 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.

Check out even more fashion startups to follow in 2021!

Fintech Startups

49. Fast

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Undisclosed, $124.5M

Fast is a fintech startup that is speeding up the way consumers shop online with one-click purchasing capabilities that boast superior safety and tracking features all on one easy-to-navigate platform.

50. Digit

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Series C, $66.3 Million

Digit is a finance app that helps users better understand and manage their money. By analyzing each user’s unique spending habits and budget, the app then saves the perfect amount of money each day to get the user closer to their financial goals and eliminates the stress and anxiety of money management.

51. Truebill

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

Funding: Series D, $83.9 Million

Truebill is an AI-powered finance app that empowers users to effectively manage their finances and achieve their financial goals. On the app, users can find, track, and pay subscriptions, recurring bills, and more.

52. Rally

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Debt Financing, $109.1 Million

Investing in collectibles is made easy using the Rally platform. Built to support both buying and selling equity shares in collective assets, Rally offers services to members of all income levels looking to invest in collectibles such as sports cards, wine, and first edition literature.

53. Arthena

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Series A, $1.2 Million

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.

Check out even more fintech startups to follow in 2021!

Food and Beverage Startups

54. Recess

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Seed, Undisclosed

Recess is a wellness beverage brand that crafts sparkling water beverages enhanced by hemp extract and adaptogens to help drinkers achieve “balance and clarity.” Additionally, Recess sells drink powders enclosed in its impeccable packaging.

55. Chef Avenue

Location: San Jose, California 

Funding: Crowdfunding, $280,000 

Chef Avenue is a cookware startup founded by serial entrepreneur Seema Shenoy. This innovative startup creates cookware built to simplify and streamline home cooking. Namely, their signature product, the Omnipan.

56. Banza

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Funding: Series B, $28.8 Million

Banza is a food startup that focuses on pasta products. Their primary ingredient for their products is chickpeas. Banza has been featured in a litany of highly-regarded food publications and is sold in over 8,000 stores across the US.

57. Everything Legendary

Location: Lanham, Maryland

Funding: Angel, $300,000

Everything Legendary is an innovative food startup that creates plant-based food products free from gluten and soy. Their primary product is plant-based meat alternatives that boast exceptional flavor and texture.

58. Phoode

Location: Los Angeles, California

Funding: Undisclosed

Phoode is a food tech startup that connects food creatives with companies. The company combines the capabilities of a marketplace, a network, and a search engine to create an easy-to-use platform for food professionals and clients seeking their services.

59. Nutpods

Location: Bellevue, Washington

Funding: Private Equity, $31.5 Million

Nutpods specializes in alternative milk products such as nut and oat milk, coffee creamer, and tea creamer. Nutpods products are Whole30 approved, kosher, non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free certified.

60. Bizzy Coffee

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Funding: Private, $50,000

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.

61. Olio

Location: London, United Kingdom

Funding: Series Unknown, $10.1 Million

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.

Check out even more food & beverage startups to follow in 2021!

Healthcare Startups

62. Headspace

Location: Santa Monica, California

Funding: Series C, $215.9 Million

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

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. Bloom Diagnostics

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Funding: Series B, $21 Million 

Bloom Diagnostics provides a democratized medical test experience, putting consumers' health back in their own hands. Users of Bloom Diagnostics’ products are able to track, maintain, and improve their health using the startups’ diagnostic devices.

65. SonderMind

Location: Denver, Colorado 

Funding: Series C, $183 Million

SonderMind is a telehealth startup that is taking on the behavioral health industry to create a more accessible and effective patient experience. With their integrated provider network, software tools, and data-powered analytics, SonderMind provides valuable insights into the health systems and connects patients with therapists inside their insurance network.

66. Circles

Location: San Francisco, California 

Funding: Seed, $8M 

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.

67. Alan

Location: Paris, France

Funding: Series D, $363.9 Million

Alan is an innovative digital health insurance startup that prioritizes patient needs by focusing on price and quality. The goal of this startup is to create a better insurance industry by revolutionizing the health insurance industry to meet the needs of individuals and companies while building consumer trust.

68. Vori Health

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Series A, $50 Million

Vori Health is a healthcare startup that takes a holistic approach to healthcare, prioritizing musculoskeletal care. Their services are all-inclusive and include physical medicine and therapy, rehabilitation care, prescriptions, imaging and labs, health coaching, and more. All of their services are provided by a network of board-certified physicians.

Check out even more healthcare startups to follow in 2021!

IoT Startups

69. Datanomix

Location: Nashua, New Hampshire

Funding: Series A, $9 Million 

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. Zypp

Location: Haryana, India

Funding: Seed, $2.5 Million

Zypp is an electric scooter sharing and rental platform and app that helps commuters find rentable scooters in their area. Not only does this concept contribute to a greener environment, but it also helps solve mobility problems in crowded cities.

71. Seeq

Location: Seattle, Washington

Funding: Series C, $115.2 Million

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.

72. xFarm

Location: Milan, Italy 

Funding: Series A, $3 Million

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.

73. Infraspeak

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Funding: Seed, $5.4 Million

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.

Check out even more IoT startups to follow in 2021!

Mobility Startups

74. Ridepanda

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Seed, $3.8 Million 

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.

75. Cycleboard

Location: Costa Mesa, California

Funding: Undisclosed 

Cycleboard is a mobility tech startup that designs and builds three-wheeled stand-up electric vehicles, boards, and accessories with patented lean-to-steer technology.

76. Mobilyze 

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Funding: Pre-Seed, Undisclosed

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. 

77. Autimely 

Location: New York City, New York

Funding: Seed, Undisclosed

Autimely is a mobility startup that is changing the car buying experience. Through Autimely, users are able to search and negotiate with up to five car dealerships at once. Moreover, customers can then buy new and used cars online using cryptocurrency. 

78. Uditerboard 

Location: China

Funding: Undisclosed 

Uditerboard is a customer service-focused electric mobility startup that offers professional electric skateboards at accessible price points.

Pet Startups

79. Felmo

Location: Berlin, Germany 

Funding: Series Unknown, $17.8 Million

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

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 A, $9.8 Million

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: Seed, $4.9 Million

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.

83. Animal ID

Location: Dallas, Texas

Funding: Seed, $650,000

Animal ID is an international online platform that helps find lost pets using QR pet ID tags and a corresponding app. Additionally, Animal ID’s nonprofit organizations and social projects run by the startup itself work to further social causes to support pets and their owners.

Software Startups

84. Tink

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Funding: Series Unknown, $308.4 Million

Tink is an open cloud-based banking platform that leverages a range of powerful services to provide customers, ranging from big banks to fintech startups, with valuable financial data. Tink is available in 18 markets with over 3,400 banks and institutions integrated within their system.

85. HR Partner

Location: Australia 

Funding: Undisclosed

HR Partner provides workforce management and human resources software for small to midsize businesses, arming them with the tools they need to effectively support their staff. The mission of this startup is to encourage businesses to implement HR strategies early on to support their team by offering accessible, easy-to-use HR software.

86. Mixtroz

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Funding: Seed, $2.4 Million

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.

87. SiteGuru

Location: The Netherlands

Funding: Private, Undisclosed 

SiteGuru offers SEO software and services for marketing agencies to improve websites in order to drive higher site traffic while simultaneously providing valuable insights and analytics about website performance.

88. Citymapper

Location: London, United Kingdom

Funding: Equity Crowdfunding, $59.5 Million

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.

89. Paperform

Location: Sydney, Australia

Funding: Undisclosed

Paperform is a no-code online form creation tool that makes creating important documents online simple regardless of technical experience. Furthermore, with Paperform’s stylish templates and easy-to-use platform, companies can create forms that align with their branding.

90. Fiverr

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel 

Funding: Series E, $111 Million

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. ArenaCX

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Funding: Seed, $2 Million 

ArenaCX provides easy-to-use outsourcing software that allows users access to a global marketplace of outsourcing partners. Through ArenaCX’s outsourcing platform, companies have access to a litany of reliable, trustworthy partners to make the outsourcing process hassle-free.

92. Pitch

Location: Berlin, Germany

Funding: Series B, $137.7 Million

Pitch is a software startup that is innovating the way teams communicate, share, and present important information together. Built with collaboration and teamwork in mind, Pitch offers customizable templates for teams to work together in order to create impactful presentations. Companies such as Slack and MetaLab are two of the notable users of Pitch’s services.

Sustainable Startups

93. Agricool

Location: Paris, France

Funding: Series B, $43.9 Million

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

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

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. Krill Design

Location: Milan, Italy 

Funding: Undisclosed 

Krill Design is an eco-friendly design startup based in Italy. Their most notable product is the Ohmie Orange Lamp, a light fixture made entirely of Sicilian orange peels. The aim of the company is to create beautiful, artistically crafted products from food waste.

97. TemperPack

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Funding: Series C, $64.4 Million

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.

98. GoSun

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Funding: Series B, $3 Million 

GoSun is a sustainable consumer goods startup that utilizes the power of solar technology to create a range of fuel-free products. From a solar oven and lighting to an entire off-grid tiny house powered by solar, GoSun is paving the way for solar energy to be seamlessly incorporated into daily tasks and activities.

99. Grow a Wish

Location: Netherlands

Funding: Undisclosed

Grow a Wish is an ambitious and innovative startup that sells greeting cards with a twist. Each card is laced with tiny seeds that, when planted, result in beautiful flowers and a lasting memory. Additionally, Grow a Wish has developed a wish-giving program for disadvantaged people to receive sponsorship that will make a wish of theirs come true.

Travel Startups

100. Airalo

Location: Singapore

Funding: Series A, $1.9 Million

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.

101. Luxury Travel Hackers

Location: Los Angeles, California

Funding: Seed, $725,000

Luxury Travel Hackers is utilizing the power of influencer marketing to create Instagram-friendly vacations. Travel content created with the help of impactful influencers is provided for customers to view their dream vacation which is then bookable through social media, hassle-free.

102. Stay22

Location: Montréal, Canada

Funding: Seed, $750,000

Stay22 is an interactive map for businesses and travelers to easily search or promote resources such as hotels and short-term rentals near events and travel destinations, benefitting both event coordinators and attendees.

103. The Hotels Network 

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Funding: Series B, $15,200

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.

104. LOVU

Location: New York, New York

Funding: Undisclosed

LOVU is a tech startup that offers an app marketplace for all of your romantic travel needs, from hotels to cruises and more. All of the important romantic events in your life such as proposals, destination weddings, and honeymoons can be planned in beautiful, memorable locations using the LOVU app.

105. Baboo

Location: Dover, Delaware

Funding: Seed, $660,000

Baboo is a sustainable travel planning startup that connects travel-curious users with local destination experts to create personalized, exciting itineraries wherever they want to visit completely stress-free.

106. Troop

Location: Madrid, Spain

Funding: Non-Equity Funding, $927,600

Troop is a travel technology company that utilizes data to help corporations plan in-person meetings. Leveraging the power of science and technology, Troop makes planning in-person meetings for their Fortune 500 companies sustainable, safe, and secure.