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2 years ago

“We pride ourselves on being one of the few VCs in the Bay Area that can actually speak the language of our portfolio companies, and we are happy to have the opportunity to learn Spanish and Portuguese.”

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3 years ago

Startup founders are being more aggressive in the US, with a few companies in the last year getting VCs to fund them at seed or Series A-level, when they may have previously been too early.

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2 years ago

A team of Ph.D.s and VCs is building a new language for smart contracts, making it easier to write and read smart contracts that run on the Ethereum blockchain.

163
3 years ago

A VC-backed startup that is looking to bring financial services to the unbanked in India. The company has started piloting its technology in Chennai and Hyderabad.

152
3 years ago

A VC-backed startup that’s building a car that can be driven by people with limited mobility.

145
1 year ago

In the last year, we’ve seen the creation of several new VC-backed startups, many of which we expect to grow into companies worth $50 million or more in the next year. (A few are already there.) Here’s a look at some of the most promising:

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3 years ago

A VC firm that invests in early-stage podcasts and other media.

143
3 years ago

A free chat app for developers. The company has already raised $5.5M in funding from some of the largest VCs in the world, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and more.

138
1 year ago

In the past year, the startup has funded a bunch of startups, including the one above, and has been the largest VC in Philadelphia since coming to the city in 2014.

138
3 years ago

A VC firm that looks for the next big startup in the South and Latin America

136
3 years ago

A food delivery app that uses the same home delivery process as Uber Eats and Instacart, but for restaurants. It’s currently in the beginning of a round led by a VC firm that recently invested in Zume Pizza.

125
3 years ago

Designed to help clients define and measure their social impact, Consequence is a software company helping nonprofits and for-profits better track their impact. It helps clients measure the effectiveness of their programs and measure employees’ impact, too. The company has a $10 million Series A, with $1 million raised in its first round of VC funding.

119
1 year ago

A VC firm that invests in companies that are trying to make money by selling products to other companies

114
1 year ago

An investment platform for early stage startups, which helps them raise capital from angels, VCs and other investors.

106
3 years ago

A software company that’s helping people organize their finances on their phones. The software was built by the founder of a financial services company that was acquired by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.

102
9 months ago

A startup that makes it easy for DIYers to find products to build their products, and a marketplace for items like wood, PVC, and substrates.

101
2 years ago

A web and mobile app that helps small businesses manage their entire back end, including accounting, payroll, and e-commerce. It’s backed by a bunch of VCs, including Andreessen Horowitz, and has raised $10 million in funding.

88
2 years ago

An engineering staffing startup that partners with companies to bring in new talent. After a company does a demo, Minimum runs a search for top candidates using its proprietary algorithm. The company says they’ve so far found candidates at top engineering schools, raised $1.4 million in VC funding, and secured over a dozen jobs.

84
2 years ago

A B2B company in the middle of a three-year contract to acquire a VC-backed app in the healthcare market in the UK.

77
2 years ago

Non-VC-backed startups also happen to be a major focus for the accelerator.

77
2 years ago

 A startup helping startups focus on users, not investors. Mow is a VC that creates a seed round for a startup, but only if the founders agree to give themselves away for free to customers for a year.

68
2 years ago

A VC-investing platform that focuses on using AI and machine-learning to identify companies with potential.

68
2 years ago

A startup that’s working on a new way to connect startups with investors. The startup is building a marketplace where startups will be able to connect directly with VCs without having to go through a middleman.

66
1 year ago

A company that builds a platform to connect investors and startups, allowing a startup to use the company’s investor relations platform to raise capital without the startup having to be in the traditional VC ecosystem. The company has made a $1.5 million seed round.

66
11 months ago

An employee referral app that uses gamification to reward employees for referrals. The startup is currently in talks with a VC fund in New York.

64
1 year ago

Based in New York, this startup uses blockchain to secure a direct bond between two people who want to be financial partners. A single digital bond is created, secure and licensed by law, that can be traded and used like a stock. The company is backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin.

63
10 months ago

A personal finance management app that uses machine learning to help users organize their finances. The company says they’re “in talks” with 3 different VC firms.

59
8 months ago

A platform that helps businesses raise money in a more agile way. The company says their model is more efficient than the traditional VC route, because it only invests in companies that have funding in the bank, and doesn’t require the more expensive seed round.

58
1 year ago

A VC-funded London-based fintech startup that helps people use digital currency to make and receive international payments.

52
1 year ago

This startup is trying to create an alternative to VC funding. Instead of taking a piece of equity, investors pay a fee that is locked in for the entire life of the company.

50
1 year ago

A startup for online buying and selling of “firsts”. The startup has been backed by VCs including Steve Chen, Steve Wozniak, and Peter Thiel.

49
1 year ago

A VC-backed startup that builds products for parents that help them monitor and manage the sleep habits of their newborns.

49
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a “daily deal for venture capital”. Users pay $10 per month to get access to a curated list of venture capital funds, startups and VCs.

40
1 year ago

Startup founders attend the firm’s "Founders’ Clinic", which is a series of one-on-one coaching sessions with founders. The clinic is limited to 20 startups each year and is usually held in New York in the summer. The clinic is currently led by founder of VC firm Y Combinator Paul Graham.

40
7 months ago

The VCs have been called out for valuing companies based on the idea rather than the execution. They’ve also been criticized for the size of the checks they write - instead of the usual $1-5M checks, they’re going bigger — more than $20M at times.

40
4 months ago

An API that helps “healthcare providers engage patients”. The startup has been valued at over $10 million, is backed by both VC firm Atlas Ventures and health-tech company Docebo.

40
8 months ago

A company that’s started a $1 million series A to fund its own VC-backed accelerator. The accelerator aims to help startups find product-market fit, and has already funded a few companies.

37
7 months ago

A software as a service that helps recruiters and hiring managers streamline the recruiting process by automatically sending résumés and cover letters to potential candidates. The startup is backed by VCs including Village Capital, First Round Capital, and 500 Startups.

36
7 months ago

The VCs have been criticized for not investing in women-led companies. Women-led companies are 44% more likely to receive VC funding than male-led companies.

34
1 month ago

A startup that wants to help companies become “cleantech VCs”, helping them find new ways to fund clean energy projects.

30
1 month ago

A startup out of a Y Combinator batch that wants to solve the problem of Indian startups not having access to VC funding.

15
3 years ago

Idea: This startup wants to be a “home away from home” for entrepreneurs who are looking to build their startups around the world The startup is building a platform for digital nomads, with features like work pods, coworking spaces and events They currently have 10 employees, and have raised $15M from an undisclosed VC

12
3 years ago

Idea: Early stage, VC-backed uBiome is an open source citizen science biotech that makes it easy for anyone to analyze their microbiome The company is profitable and is scaling internationally, but its founders want more funding

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