“You need four things to create a successful startup: do something customers actually want (research), start with good people (tuff hiring) spend as little money as possible (ie, bootstrap) and a little luck.” Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz
Hottest Startups in: AI, IoT, SW & SaaS, Transport & Travel + Mobile Apps.
With each passing day, we are inching towards an AI-first world, and this is a great time for Tech Startups to make their mark. As we all know, AI & Robots will help determine the future. Many VC firms & Tech investors have a Satt view of the Tech industry for all the novel ideas that can turn into reality. It’s time to “Dream BiG, Act Now” – is the new motto.
Since there are hundreds of new Startups launching every day, the real question is: How can you determine the best Startups that will flourish in 2020?
We have decided to save you the trouble. Check out the list of the most promising new Startups of 2020 based on their success stories, & venture-backed funding they have raised so far.
AI. Artificial Intelligence Startups
SurveyAuto makes surveying people easier, because it collects precise survey results thru geo-location, call records, hyper-spectral imagery, & open street maps. The startup has been operational for the past two years, but has recently received funding of an undisclosed amount from Bill & Melinda Gates [Edu] Foundation. It’s a crowd-sourcing model and relies on machine learning to decide who reports data, where it is collected, then when & how often it is reported. This reduces $$$ and minimizes human errors.”
Spacemaker is another great startup that aims to develop sustainable infra-structure that can help companies grow while decreasing environmental pollution. It is one of the millennium development goals of the United Nations. Infra-structure designers can get the services of Spacemaker to provide the smartest ways to maximize the value of their Real-Estate structure. They will generate & explore, billions of site proposals, sort out the best ones, then give the infra-structure developers detailed statistics about each of them. It uses machine intelligence to come up with eco-friendly designs. Funding: $25M, Investor: Atomico
Capacity. is an AI platform that interlinks everything you need (all the Apps of your choice) on a single platform. Never lose a digital file ever again – is the motto of this startup. The SW uses AI to find out what Apps you need at what time, and keep them ready for you. This helps you and your team manage time + gain knowledge about things that matter, then focus on achieving the business goals. $23.2M Investor: Equity.com
Observe.AI Operating a Call Center? Need a Coach for your Sales & Support teams? Observe.AI is your “go-to” platform. It is an AI-powered Voice Assistant that can turn your contact centers into profit-generation machines. How it does that? It uses multiple technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, & a list of error checks to ensure that all your voice calls are following the same procedures. It tracks, monitors, & educates the Call agents to ensure that each of your calls can generate sales – thereby increasing profitability & the number of uninterested callers. In a short period, it has gained the trust of TripAdvisor, Microsoft, Talkdesk, + other VC firms. Funding: $34.1M #1 Investor: Scale Ventures
B. IoT* Startups
* [ Internet of Things ]
Nodle: Connecting objects has just got easier. You can now connect anything from home appliances, smart-phones, to air sensors, fitness trackers, etc. It’s providing new opportunities for Hdwe Mfrs and decreasing barriers to entry for IoT solutions & hdwe experts. It provides an alternative source of revenue for device makers, network operators & App developers who want to make a mark in the IoT world. Funding: $5M, Investor: Blockchain Ventures
SMarten Spaces has made Booking easier than ever. Whether you want to book an event, a co-working space, a tenant space, or anything else, the Tech startup ‘Smarten Spaces’ is the solution for you. The company understands the vital role smart Tech plays in our routine activities. SS aims to transform places of work or leisure into state-of-the-art sustainable architectures. Funding: $12M, Investor: Symphony Holdings
Seekify is a great platform to deliver a “wow” customer experience to your clients. Users can integrate it with different business SW, then aggregate all data together on a single platform. With this SW, companies can set clear goals, KPIs, and provide data-driven insights using AI & Machine Language to automate workflows. Companies that want to focus on actionable insights to achieve goals can use Seekify’s Supernova data intelligence service. Funding: $1.5M, Investors: Surge Ahead
C. Software & SaaS* Startups
( SW as a Service)
Speechly. Alexa & Siri are two great voice assistants of our time. What if you want to add the same feature of voice assistance to your mobile app? That’s where Speechly comes in. It lets you leverage app APIs to create engaging experiences for customers with applications of your choice. The result? Better customer experience, improved retention rate, an intuitive voice UI and sure profit. Speechly is perfect for ecommerce stores that want to encourage shopping through voice UIs.Funding: Euro’s 2M. Investor: Cherry Ventures
Clumio is transforming the SaaS industry thru its enterprise backup Technology. You no longer have to create on-premise backups because Clumio takes care of that all. It is a 3rd party App that helps avoid complexities and the costs of running 3rd party backup SW on the cloud. Funding: $186M, Investor: Cherry Ventures
Quuie. Developing a website right from your own mobile phone screen is as easy as it gets. Quuie is a SW that helps users do just that. You don’t have to learn coding to get your website live. It just takes a few clicks and swipes on the smart-phone screen to develop a website. Funding: Bootstrapped
D. Transport & Travel Startups
Airalo. Are you planning to travel abroad? With this new startup, getting an eSIM is more affordable than ever. The Airalo SIM card lets you travel to multiple destinations of your choice. It covers over 100 destinations. You can get the eSIMs at an affordable price from around the world. Airalo SIM cards are compatible with all smart-phones, tablets & even some PCs. The advantage of Airalo is that where your regular SIM card doesn’t work, you can use Airalo to stay connected. Funding: $1.9M, Investor: Lightspeed Ventures
Undress (could be em bare es ing)
Are you finding it difficult to change your clothes in a public space? Well, there is an app to help you out. Thanks to Undress – the fashionable mobile changing room for women. Now, you can change your clothes easily and in a worry-free way. Go for the exercise outdoors and feel safe. Funding: $600K, Investor: Crowdfunding
Chipper Cash. Traveling & needing cash both go hand-in-hand. Now, imagine, what if you are traveling outside your country and you run out of cash? That’s where Chipper Cash service comes in handy. It helps users make instant cross-border mobile money transfers as easy as sending a text message. For now, the service is available only in Africa, but it is changing the financial landscape quite fast. Hopefully, the service will spread around the world soon enough. Funding: $8.4M, Investors: Deciens Capital
E. Mobile App Startups
HqO (not H2O) is an app that helps landlords carve places that their tenants love. HqO is an onsite retail & services App that helps landlords know in real-time – about the features that are not available at the premises. As a result, they can take quick action and solve the problem on time. They can even set a time for the repair or renovation with the tenant through the app. Funding: $46.9M, Investors: Insight Partners
Porch. Now calling your local plumber, electrician, maid, or carpenter is as simple as clicking a button – thanks to this new startup. Porch provides a mobile platform that users can use to call home repair services. The best part? All of these are freelancers. This means you can get a plumber from your area who offers the lowest rates. Once the work is done, you can also rate the repair service guys. The ratings will be helpful for others in assessing and acquiring the services of those individuals. Porch is transforming the way home services are consumed throughout the Nordic countries – the way Angie’s list has transformed USA. Funding: $464.6K, Investor: deer old Antler VC
Comments: Do you know any new Startups that have really impressed you recently?
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