20 Emerging Martech Startups

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Marketing technology, or martech, is a fast-growing industry that leverages the power of technology to provide impactful digital marketing solutions for enterprises, small businesses, and everyone in between. Whether it is providing software to boost conversion rates or implementing SMS marketing strategies, these are the top martech startups to watch.

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Top Martech Startups to Watch

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve created a list of the top martech startups in 2023 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.

Disclaimer: With so many exciting startups 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. Postscript

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: $106.2 Million

Postscript is an SMS marketing service with a primary goal of helping Shopify-based ecommerce businesses grow through text message marketing strategies.

2. ManyChat

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: $23.1 Million

ManyChat provides website-based chatbots that support not only SMS communications but Facebook Messenger as well boosting clients conversions and increasing customer reach.

3. Emotive

  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Funding: $78.2 Million

Emotive is an SMS marketing service for ecommerce businesses looking to implement text marketing as their number one sales channel.

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4. SOCi

  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Funding: $237.8 Million

SOCi is an all-in-one platform for multi-location marketers to streamline their localized marketing strategies using chatbots, ads, local pages, and more.

5. Productboard

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: $261.7 Million

Productboard is a product management platform that aims to help product managers effectively strategize and market to their target audience.

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6. Reachdesk

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: $49 Million

Reachdesk is a business-to-business (B2B) software startup offering corporate gifting and direct mail services with the goal of helping businesses increase their number of conversions, replies, and deals.

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: $487 Million

ROKT provides digital marketing services for ecommerce businesses to enhance the consumer’s online experience and help online retailers boost their sales through personalization.

8. Hevo Data

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: $43 Million

Hevo Data provides companies with effective data pipeline solutions to help clients make impactful business and marketing decisions with the help of data, analytics, and other valuable information.

9. Tapcart

  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Funding: $65.1 Million

Tapcart is an app development startup that provides companies with a no-code method of creating an app for their ecommerce company that will enhance customer experience and drive sales.

10. Conductor (Acquired by WeWork)

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: $210.6 Million

Conductor is an organic marketing platform that primarily focuses on SEO, content development, and digital marketing strategies for retail, healthcare, tech, travel, and finance companies.

11. Salsify

  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Funding: $452.6 Million

Salsify is a martech startup that offers what the company calls a “commerce experience management platform,” allowing clients such as retailers and brands to grow their online sales by using data-driven strategies to better understand the needs of their customers.

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12. Terminus

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Funding: $192.9 Million

Terminus provides a service for marketing teams to more effectively and efficiently grow their company’s revenue, providing an optimal customer experience using data and analytics to make educated decisions for their company.

13. Grin

  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Funding: $145.3 Million

Grin is tackling the influencer marketing industry with its all-in-one creator management platform for ecommerce businesses to build more impactful brands through their partnerships with creators and influencers.

14. Bizzabo

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: $194.5 Million

Bizzabo is an event experience platform that aims to help event planners craft better hybrid and virtual experiences that will leave a lasting impression on attendees, speakers, and exhibitors through a litany of event software, AI tools, and more.

15. StrategyBox

  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Funding: $2 Million

StrategyBox maps the journey of customers to give clients a deeper understanding of how effective their marketing strategies are and how they can improve to drive more conversions, appeal to a wider audience, and increase click-through rates.

16. TapClicks

  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Funding: $29 Million

TapClicks is a martech startup offering an all-in-one marketing platform to streamline operations for companies looking to boost customer retention and engagement and make informed, effective marketing decisions through business insights.

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17. Luxury Presence

  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Funding: $31.3 Million

Luxury Presence is a real estate marketing platform that aims to provide real estate brokers with the tools to create an impactful, well-branded online presence all on one platform.

18. Litify (Acquired by Bessemer Venture Partners)

  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Funding: $58.7 Million

Litify is a legal tech and marketing startup that provides impactful tech solutions for law firms by leveraging an easy-to-use, intelligent platform for firms to better manage their practice.

19. Bluecore

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: $238.2 Million

Bluecore connects shoppers to products, content, and special offers that align with their interests, behavior, and product data using predictive intelligence.

20. Viewst

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Funding: $900,000

Viewst is a martech startup that provides a design tool for designers and marketing teams to collaborate better, streamlining the development of effective digital marketing campaigns.

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