27 Best App Startups to Watch in 2024

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Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That’s why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative app startups to watch in 2024 and beyond. From dating apps to financial assistants — these are the hottest app startups to follow.

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Top App 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 top app startups of 2024 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.

Disclaimer: With so many exciting mobile apps launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. Blinkist (Acquired by Go1)

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

SparkNotes are a distant memory with the power of the Blinkist app, acquired by Go1. This app contains key insights from more than 6,500 nonfiction books into 15-minute reads or audio tracks — all accessed from your mobile device.

2. Babbel

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

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 with only five hours of Babbel courses.

3. Realworld

The Realworld app is a game-changing innovation for the next generation of adults. With its 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.

Check out our interview with the founder of Realworld!

4. So Syncd

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.

Check out our interview with the co-founders of So Syncd!

5. Fig (Food is Good)

Fig (Food is Good) is a food app offering users a much-needed strategy for managing dietary restrictions and food allergies. From the app, users can easily navigate grocery stores and restaurants to determine the safest food choices for their unique needs. 

6. 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, the Netherlands, and Morocco.

7. Maple

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.

8. TipTapp

  • Location: Sweden
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $7.5 Million
  • Investors Include: GP Bullhound, Otiva

TipTapp is an app and platform that allows users to buy and sell used and recyclable products such as low-value used items, large waste items, and other recyclable materials. Users connect through TipTapp’s user-friendly app to easily buy and sell their goods.

9. Instabase

Instabase is a platform for businesses to build their own apps that are unique and tailored to their company’s needs. The platform offers a myriad of helpful features such as data extraction and classification, natural language processing, and the ability to read documents like pay stubs, tax filings, and bank statements. For customers that aren’t interested in building their own app from scratch, Instabase has a store complete with a variety of pre-made business apps for everything from financial spreading to income verification.

10. e-gree

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.

11. Miles

  • Location: Silicon Valley (Redwood City, California)
  • Funding: Series B, $20 Million
  • Investors Include: Scrum Ventures, Translink Capital

Miles is an app that rewards users earned miles through all forms of travel redeemable from major retailers such as Walgreens and Postmates. Based on the concept of a “frequent flyer program,” Miles applies its rewards program to a more extensive list of travel methods such as cars, planes, trains, subways, boats, and buses.

12. Empower

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series B, $174.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Blisce, Launchpad Capital

Empower is a mobile app that leverages the power of AI to offer an impactful financial assistant and digital bank for millennials that works for users, not against them. Empower’s financial assistant works to help users improve their financial health and get ahead.

13. Getir

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series E, $1.8 Billion
  • Investors Include: Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, BBQ Capital 

This technology company delivers on-demand goods to urban areas. Getir is a delivery app available in the UK, US, and Middle East. The app features real-time tracking, digital payments, and a wide range of products to choose from for consumers to have delivered directly to their doorstep. 

14. Wonder

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Venture, $850 Million
  • Investors Include: Forerunner Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures

Wonder takes food delivery service to the next level by using some of the most popular menus in New York and making it just steps away from your doorstep. The company hires vans where chefs are waiting inside to cook your favorite meals, and they deliver the food to you seconds after it has been finished.

15. PupPod

  • Location: Hood River, Oregon 
  • Funding: Venture, $2.8 Million 
  • Investors Include: Roger Mugford, Newchip Accelerator 

PupPod is a pet-friendly app that enables users to play virtual games with their pets from their smartphones. Animals can interact with smart devices to receive food rewards, intersecting training with pet entertainment and engagement. 

16. Tapcart

  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Funding: Series B, $65.1 Million 
  • Investors Include: Left Lane Capital, Greycroft, Shopify 

Tapcart is an app development platform enabling ecommerce businesses to launch mobile apps of their own. Integrated with Shopify, Tapcart is used by major ecommerce brands such as Fashion Nova and Urban Planet to create and manage effective shopping apps. 

17. Zencargo

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series B, $66 Million 
  • Investors Include: Yttrium, HV Capital, Picus Capital 

Zencargo is a platform built to streamline the global supply chain. Through the app, businesses can increase transparency, optimize their supply chain, and move products with ease. Used by Hunter, Pangaia, and Beauty Pie, Zencargo is a trusted name in supply chain management software. 

18. Pepper the App

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Angel Investors, Undisclosed
  • Investors Include: Undisclosed

Pepper is a social app for food lovers, chefs, home cooks, and others involved in the food industry. The platform brings together foodies across the world to share, create, and collaborate on tantalizing new recipes.

19. Yubo

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Funding: Series C, $65.7 Million
  • Investors Include: Idinvest Partners, Sweet Capital, IRIS 

Yubo is a social media platform helping Gen Z users build communities. Users of the platform gain access to a global community where they can chat, game, and live stream together and connect with each other based on interests and compatibility. 

20. RevenueCat

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series B, $56.5 Million 
  • Investors Include: Y Combinator, Index Ventures, Oakhouse Partners

Built to help businesses manage mobile subscriptions and in-app purchases, RevenueCat makes it easy to grow your company’s revenue, manage data, and keep track of subscriptions. The platform is trusted by popular app startups such as Notion, VSCO, and Stocktwits. 

21. Bodyguard

  • Location: Nice, France
  • Funding: Series A, $9.8 Million 
  • Investors Include: Ring Capital, Keen Venture Partners, Plug and Play 

Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, Bodyguard is a software startup protecting communities from toxic content online. The software works to curate content to provide a better entertainment experience and increase engagement by creating a tailor-made online experience with all of the things consumers want and none of the things they don’t. 

22. MobieTrain

  • Location: Genk, Belgium 
  • Funding: $17.3 Million
  • Investors Include: Fortino Capital, Concerta Media, Force Over Mass Capital 

MobieTrain is an edtech app that helps to train front-facing employees to provide the best customer experience possible. The app trains employees on strategic goals, expected behavior, valuable skills, and job training while also encouraging them to build community. 

23. Oura

  • Location: Oulu, Finland 
  • Funding: Venture, $148.3 Million
  • Investors Include: Elysian Park Ventures, Lifeline Ventures, Forerunner Ventures

Oura is a behavioral health startup that combines a health device ring with a wellness app to allow users to track and monitor their health over time. The device was developed to track users' health to provide them with a real-time comprehensive overview of biometrics to allow them to meet health goals.

24. Perlego

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Venture, $65.7 Million
  • Investors Include: KPN Ventures, Evil Growth Partners, Raine Ventures

Perlego provides unparalleled digital access to educational materials for students. With the app, students have access to over 100,000 academic and nonfiction resources, such as textbooks. Plus, the platform offers built-in tools for studying and educational resources to help students expand their knowledge and prepare for courses. 

25. FairMoney

  • Location: Paris, France 
  • Funding: Series B, $67.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Tiger Global Management, Speedinvest, Flourish Ventures

FairMoney is a mobile bank app providing digital services to manage, invest, and save money. Available in Nigeria and India only, FairMoney offers a wide range of financial services, from loans to digital banking.

26. Relate

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

Relate is a healthtech startup connecting patients with mental health, charity, and other healthcare services. From anxiety to menopause challenges, patients can easily find providers in a variety of mental health areas on the app. 

27. Powder

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Funding: Grant, $22.1 Million
  • Investors Include: Serena, Slow Ventures, General Catalyst

Powder is an AI-powered tool that takes video game streams and turns them into clips to be shared on popular social media platforms. With the platform, users can create up to 10 clips to increase their engagement and exposure and grow their audience. 

Recommended: Check out our full list of the top startups to watch in 2024!

Final Thoughts

With the demand for more user-friendly and accessible digital solutions, app startups across several industries launch every day to solve the pain points of consumers. From business services to mental health care, app startups can disrupt a myriad of sectors, introducing a more streamlined approach to accessing their products and services. 

While the startups on this list include many of the best app startups to watch this year, the list continues to grow regularly as companies begin making waves, taking on funding, and disrupting the startup ecosystem.

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