The Top 100 Startups in LA

LA isn't just surf and sun. While brutal winters in most American cities can make it easier for entrepreneurs to grind away, LA startups have countless options they need to ignore to get work done. Even with gorgeous weather year round LA entrepreneurs are still finding time to build some of the best startups anywhere. With all of the natural connections to the entertainment industry LA has benefits that can't be matched anywhere else in the world, here are the top 100. 

#100 Styku 

The online smart fitting room that really simulates fit. Revolutionizing the way people buy clothing online. Their fit and size prediction technology has been proven through A/B testing to reduce returns and increase conversions for leading US retailers. Their team has deep ties in the fashion industry, with over 200 years of experiencing building fit technology for the supply chain.

Go to Styku to watch their video and learn more.

#99 Laurel & Wolf

Laurel & Wolf is the world's largest online interior design marketplace. They believe in the power of design and how it can transform the way you work, live, and love. Find your interior design style with their style quiz, tell them about your space and launch a design contest. For a one time flat fee, you receive multiple designs for the same room. All the designs consider the client’s overall budget and how the space should function. 

Designers deliver you a style board, shopping list, furniture floor plan, instructions for installation, and more. Their classic Laurel & Wolf package is $299 and gives you 5 designs from professional interior designers. You set your budget, give them your likes/dislikes, and their designers do the rest. 

Get your design on at Laurel & Wolf

#98 Tapiture

Tapiture is a visual discovery and social curation platform that lets you discover, share and buy an endless assortment of cool stuff.

Tapiture’s global community “taps”amazing images, videos, GIFs and products into collections that are shared among others with common interests. Members can explore endless entertaining, inspiring or inspirational things that they didn’t know they needed, but suddenly want, including curated apparel, home and tech products, which are made available for purchase directly through Tapiture.

Tap into your inspiration at Tapiture

#97 is an international community where people enjoy music and videos together in a real-time social interactive environment. Their users choose from a wide array of expressive characters, join any number of virtual rooms where they can discover and share music and videos, and communicate with international cohorts using their real-time chat translation. enables brands to provide an interactive, deeply immersive and real-time media experience for consumers worldwide. Their average user spends over 60 minutes on the site per visit while actively engaging in the social consumption of videos and music, gaming mechanics, international chat and social media integration that leaves the user with a positive brand association experience. 

Musicians and DJs alike find great value in having a platform in which they can engage with and attract fans from around the world in real-time. is working with up-and-coming artists to premier their new videos or mixes to fans and get instant feedback.

Listen, play & discover at

#96 Estify 

Estify exists to make collision shops more efficient and offer services that ultimately save time and money. Their vision is to let shop owners and employees do what they do best and let Estify take care of the tedious, time-consuming, aspects that don't provide real customer value.

Learn more at Estify

#95 MakersKit

An interactive media company that pairs Do-It-Yourself kits with entertaining instructional videos. Each MakersKit includes all the supplies needed to complete one, unique and fun project. The've made videos of each class as well as step-by-step PDFs to guide you along with learning a new skill. They're right there with you, and can answer questions on their blog or via email.  

Visit their website at MakersKit

#94 Epoxy

Online video is changing the face of entertainment. What used to be a one-way distribution, is now a two-way dialogue between fans and creators. Epoxy supports this creator-fan relationship with the best technology for sharing video and interacting with fans everywhere they spend time. See all of your fans talking about your videos and commenting on your posts across YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Connect with all your fans no matter where the conversation is happening. And do it all from Epoxy.

Watch their video at Epoxy

#93 Parachute

Luxury bedding basics at an affordable price. Designed in LA, made in Italy, delivered to your door. Parachute bedding is manufactured using the finest long-staple Egyptian cotton, combed with precision to remove all impurities and dyed naturally in a process that surpasses the highest safety and environmental protection standards. The quality of this caliber will feel extremely soft upon arrival and continue to soften over time with use. 

Their products are manufactured by true artisans who have been making world class bedding for over 60 years. Their passion for linens is demonstrated through their attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship. Their style combines heritage quality with modern sensibilities. From pillowcases that have a back envelope closure instead of the traditional side opening (with excess fabric that looks messy) to bedding bundles for those who prefer to sleep sans top sheet, Parachute offers thoughtful design details that are unique.

Visit the Parachute website

#92 BioBeats

Merging entertainment and healthcare. BioBeats created Pulse, an app that uses your smartphone to detect your heart rate, then generates custom music in any genre you choose. Their technologies learn about you from your biometric data and adapt to help you live a more engaging, healthier life. It's music that is dynamically generated from your unique heartbeat.

Visit BioBeats for more info

#91 Infrascale

The most complete cloud data protection solution. Infrascale is a platform-as-a-service company that has developed a secure global storage platform purpose-built for high volume cloud storage. The Infrascale PaaS is unique: it includes both Infrascale’s proprietary cloud storage engine, as well as the front-end infrastructure software apps that companies need to effectively use the Cloud.

Check out their comprehensive data platform at Infrascale

#90 Codewars

Where developers achieve code mastery through challenge. A platform for user-created code challenges (kata) and crowd-sourced solutions. Users train on kata to sharpen their abilities, prove their skills, and exchange techniques. 

Learn more at Codewars

#89 Yekra

Distribution platform for independent filmmakers, distributors and studios. Yekra is the first digital marketing suite built to deliver on-demand entertainment to the most relevant audiences on any connected device. The Yekra service empowers producers and distributors to generate revenue by leveraging the "power of passion" within special-interest communities, matching viewers with the content they naturally love – and buy. 

Find, watch and share the films you love anywhere, anytime at Yekra

#88 HomeHero

HomeHero is the fastest, most affordable way to find quality in-home care for seniors. Everything they do is aimed at making your experience in hiring and managing a caregiver the best in the world.

Their "Heroes" are put through a rigorous screening process that includes an entrance exam, in-person interview and reference check from past employers.

In addition to 24/7 support, each client is assigned a dedicated care manager who will serve as your main point of contact for as long as you are with them.

For more info visit HomeHero


Luxury grade denim with no retail markup. They design craft industry leading denim and refuse to work with department stores, passing on the savings to you. 

DSTLD [‘distilled’] is more than just a name: it’s a viewpoint they take seriously and strive to embody. From their clean, refined aesthetic to their streamlined, in a sense “purified” business model, they aim to maintain a steady focus on what is most desirable, essential, and simple.

Visit the DSTLD website 

#86 Pixalate

Pixalate is the leading analytics platform for companies that need real-time RTB data, ratings, and fraud protection to make faster advertising decisions. Pixalate monitors billions of ad events daily on the exchanges and provides data and competitive insights to improve supply quality and ad performance in real time. Proprietary data points include pricing intelligence, fraud, brand safety and viewability scores of 20MM+ websites and supply sources. 

Schedule a demo at Pixalate

#85 Pluto TV

Entertaining the planet with 100+ TV channels handmade for the Internet, free on any device, anywhere. Get lost in familiar favorites like sports, music, news, comedy, drama or try Pluto TV exclusive channels like Fails, Classic Toons and yes...Cats 24/7. Pluto TV is available for free on tablet, mobile, connected TV devices and desktop. 

Check out their website at Pluto TV

#84 Ninja Metrics

Ninja Metrics is an advanced predictive analytics company and inventor of Social Value, a precise measurement of who influences others & that value in dollars. Katana, Ninja Metrics’ predictive analytics and automated social graph analysis platform, helps online businesses and app developers improve monetization and increase conversion through the timely targeting of their most valuable, influenceable, and influential customers.

Learn more at Ninja Metrics

#83 BloomNation

BloomNation is a marketplace filled with unique designs hand crafted by amazing local floral artisans across the country. Find the perfect gift by searching through real images of designs available in your delivery area. All the prices are local and all the florist information is displayed, so you know the artist behind your gift.

Send the perfect bouquet at BloomNation

#82 W4

W4 helps marketers acquire customers—and digital publishers monetize their traffic—on a results-based, cost-per-action basis. They do it by serving as a point of connection between leading advertisers and successful, high quality publishers across existing and the latest emerging online channels. And by serving both sides with latest tracking and quality assurance technology, proven conversion-enhancing optimization, and expert, one-on-one support to increase success for all. 

Check out their website at W4

#81 TigerText

TigerText is the #1 secure HIPAA and FINRA compliant messaging platform redefining the way enterprises communicate. TigerText provides secure, real-time mobile messaging for the enterprise, empowering organizations to work more securely. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflows, and complies with industry regulations. Developed to address the security needs, BYOD policies, and message restrictions in the enterprise, TigerText is committed to keeping mobile communications secure, private and impermanent. More than 5,000 facilities and five of the top ten largest for-profit health systems in the nation, including Universal Health Services and Community Health Systems, rely on TigerText to comply with HIPAA and replace unsecured SMS text messaging that leaves protected health and other confidential information at risk.

Securely text your coworkers at TigerText

#80 AdventureLink

AdventureLink is the easiest way to book unforgettable trips. They make it easy for travelers to find, compare and book unforgettable tours at the best prices. A tour is a bundled offering of accommodation, transportation and adventure/activities rolled into an itinerary. 

AdventureLink offers you booking access to over 10,000 tours that are put together by destination tour companies that take care of the itinerary planning and logistics hassles so you don’t have to. They have selected the most unique tours from around the world to give you the best selection and pricing. 

Book unforgettable trips at the best prices, risk free at AdventureLink

#79 The Noun Project

Building a crowdsourced visual dictionary of everything. Humans have been using symbols to communicate for over 17,000 years because they are the one language everyone can understand. Symbols can transcend cultural and language barriers and deliver concise information effortlessly and instantaneously. They allow people to communicate quickly, effectively, and intuitively. And for the first time ever, this language is being combined with technology to create a social language that unites the world.

Learn more at The Noun Project

#78 Yowza!!

Yowza!! is the mobile coupon solution for iPhone and Android users. This free application finds deals in the user's geographic area, making it simple to take advantage of the opportunity to save money. No more searching through flyers and newspapers for coupons only to clip them out and forget them at home. Yowza!! puts the power to save in a device you have with you all the time - your smartphone.

Say goodbye to paper coupons at Yowza!!

#77 NewAer

The team at "new air" created a software based proximity platform for Android and iPhone smartphones, enabling them to execute actions based upon the presence of other wireless devices nearby. Their platform for peer to peer knowledge enables any smartphone application to truly be smart. Their technology runs on Windows, Android, iOS and OSX and can leverage most radio waves, unlike technologies like iBeacon from Apple and Gimbal Fyx from Qualcomm. 

Their low-power and lightweight mobile software client (SDK) runs within a smartphone or PC, and has capabilities for a back end server (API) that can execute complex rule sets. These rules are created by developers or end-users of any mobile application software and are based upon your physical interactions with the environment. 

This technology makes smartphones truly smart by automating actions based upon people, places or things that are detected within a phone's proximity. 

See how it works at NewAer

#76 The Bouqs Company

The Bouqs Company offers super-fresh, premium flowers: Typically, flowers bought in retail or from many online stores are already 2-weeks-dead by the time you buy them. The seller, of course, gives you the oldest stems they have. At The Bouqs Company, they cut the flowers when they’re ordered and not a day sooner, and they’re shipped straight from their farms in South America, 10,000 feet above sea level, on an active volcano. Seriously. And they ship in classic, premium packaging, and not some cheesy box from 1-866-Professional-Florists. This is a box designed to make the recipient feel special and loved.

Shop at The Bouqs Company website

#75 OneGoodLove

OneGoodLove is the only online dating site created specifically to serve the relationship-minded gay and lesbian community. OneGoodLove's proprietary personality profile test was written specifically to help gays and lesbians find their long-term partner.They are not only merely trying to serve the audience, but their service is "for the community by the community." 

Visit their relationship focused website at OneGoodLove

#74 FocusMotion

FocusMotion is a complete hardware agnostic movement-detection and classification solution that makes it easy to track and analyze movements with wearables. FocusMotion is building the next generation quantified-self fitness platform that is device agnostic to track, evaluate, and guide human movement on a per exercise, per repetition level. FocusMotion also provides real-time feedback tools, permitting users to receive ongoing personal and professional feedback to reach their goals. FocusMotion works with software developers and hardware manufacturers to develop the next generation of algorithms that will power the wearable ecosystem.

Visit the FocusMotion website

#73 Klutch

Klutch is the fun way to chat and make plans with friends and meet up in the real world. A private social network for local friends to stay in touch and organize meet ups. As a chat-based platform, you and your friends can easily group message and create specific plans. Once you pick the best plan - it'll sync back to your calendar.

The fastest way to schedule with friends and colleagues is at Klutch

#72 FieldLevel

FieldLevel is an exclusive social network dedicated to sports recruiting that connects coaches and helps teams find athletes that best fit their programs. Teams identify, evaluate, and recruit athletes more effectively and efficiently through coach recommendations. For athletes, they provide the first online platform to migrate from high school to college and pro sports. It’s the new standard for teams to find and attract the best talent in the world.

Join the FieldLevel network

#71 RadPad

The process of writing and mailing your rent check, quite frankly, sucks. RadPad allows you to set up your monthly rent payment in a matter of seconds, no matter where in the world you might be. Pay your rent with a debit or credit card even if your landlord doesn't use RadPad. It's easy to set up and you can manage your payments from anywhere.

Visit RadPad for renting made easy

#70 Fliptu

Fliptu's comprehensive suite of social aggregation tools helps brands, creators & businesses better filter, present and promote their visual social media campaigns to fans, thereby simplifying content discovery and increasing engagement & conversions. Over 10,000 customers trust their platform, including some of the biggest names in music, sports & entertainment. 

Learn more at Fliptu

#69 Panjo

Panjo is a marketplace for the world's most knowledgeable auto, sport, and hobby enthusiasts. The Panjo marketplace helps them discover, buy and sell rare and high-quality goods. The Panjo marketplace increases security, reduces administrative overhead, eliminates hassle, and creates an aggregated collection of the world's most desirable goods for enthusiasts.

Join expert communities worldwide at Panjo

#68 Club W

Club W is a direct-to-consumer winery that is revolutionizing the way people discover, buy and share wine. By working directly with growers and winemakers they are able to give their members access to exceptional, small-lot wines from around the world, starting at just $13/bottle. They take the guesswork out of the equation by making personal recommendations each month based on your Club W Palate Profile. Members can also make their own selections from Club W's ever-changing assortment. With Club W there are no fees, no commitments and no middlemen. Just great wines at a great price conveniently delivered and personalized to your tastes.

Get started at Club W

#67 MeUndies

MeUndies undies, are made with the finest modal fabrics and flat-lock stitching known to Planet Earth, and the end product will make your nether regions fall into a comfortable slumber, they’re very, very well made. And if you’re not impressed with your first pair, MeUndies will refund you. No need to send them back. 

Visit the MeUndies website

#66 Social Rewards 

Social Rewards is an entertainment social loyalty marketing platform rewarding brand points for social media activity such as brand mentions via Twitter and Facebook Likes and fan activity, YouTube video engagement. 

Points earned across these multiple touch points may then be imported into a users Social Rewards account for redemption for movie tickets, memorabilia and theater concession items.

Be social, earn rewards at Social Rewards

#65 InvestedIn

InvestedIn is a social fundraising platform that lets anyone raise money for anything, online. On InvestedIn you can manage every aspect of your fundraising project from beginning to end. They offer an enterprise level crowdfunding platform allowing businesses to quickly and efficiently deploy their own white label crowd funding website, having launched over 50 sites.

Launch a custom crowdfunding platform in minutes at InvestedIn

#64 MD Insider

MD Insider is a technology healthcare company that uses the power of big data to significantly reduce healthcare costs for self-insured employers. Their mission is to provide Physician Performance Transparency in the areas of experience, quality and cost. They bring employers an easy to use, integrated healthcare solution that empowers their employees with the critical facts they need to make truly informed decisions about doctors. Using MD Insider, employers are able to provide the best quality and most cost effective physicians for their employees. 

Visit the MD Insider website

#63 Campus Explorer

Campus Explorer provides comprehensive information on everything from universities and colleges to career training and online education. Through their search and matching engine, helps you narrow down the field of schools from over 8,500 options. Campus Explorer matches you with a select group of schools based on your interests in the most relevant and important areas of life. They make college and career search easy and fun. They've listed all of the schools, universities, academies and colleges on one site with expert advice and tips on how to find your dream school. 

Find success at Campus Explorer

#62 Enplug

Enplug is an enterprise technology company. Enplug's SaaS product enables companies to turn digital displays into interactive social media walls, game portals, jukeboxes, menuboards, digital directories, and more. To start, businesses download Enplug's software onto their media player or use a plug-and-play device that's pre-installed with Enplug's software platform. Enplug's open platform evolves today's digital displays from one-way communication channels into interactive two-way media channels. Easily create, upload, and manage all content on Enplug's web portal. Enplug's App Market enables businesses to choose from a variety of apps to customize their digital display. 

Visit Enplug to learn more 

#61 Adomic

Bringing transparency in advertising with actionable digital display & mobile advertising intelligence for brands, agencies, publishers and adtech providers. Adomic provides breakthrough transparency in digital advertising. Adomic users have a unique competitive advantage- real-time data covering more than 25,000 advertisers, 6,000 publishers, 120+ ad services, and 2.5 million creative executions. By delivering on the promise of transparency in digital advertising, they make business more efficient and more effective for all industry players.

Request a demo at Adomic

#60 SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of Enterprise API Management and unified governance products that help their customers plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs. The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products to harness the power of their technology and transform their businesses. 

Visit the SOA Software website

#59 Ritter Pharmaceuticals

Ritter Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics based upon colonic adaptation to treat gastrointestinal diseases with an initial focus on lactose intolerance. Colonic adaptation improves colon function by selectively increasing the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colonic ecosystem (digestive tract). 

Ritter Pharmaceuticals is rapidly establishing itself as the world’s leader in lactose intolerance research based upon its scientific team and their cutting edge research in this field. Lactose intolerance is a common gastrointestinal condition often causing debilitating and painful symptoms from the consumption of dairy products. Globally, over 1 billion people are lactose intolerant, 39 million of which are estimated to live in the United States. 

Learn more at Ritter Pharmaceuticals

#58 Tastemade

Tastemade was created with one goal in mind, to connect the world through food. Some of the most unifying and special moments of our life center around a meal, the place where people come together. We know that we cannot do this alone, nor would we want to. It will take a community of deeply passionate people. 

Tastemade is a video network built for the mobile generation where Tastemakers come together to discover and share their passion for great food and travel. They bring this to life on every screen from smartphones to connected TV’s for a global community that is now 20 million strong.

Check out the Tastemade global community


The best articles, products, videos and conversations brought to you by their community. is the Internet, curated by women. aims to be the go-to place where women can speak honestly with each other online.

Visit for more info

#56 Brighter 

Brighter is the simple way to save at the dentist, offering a level of price transparency and protection previously not available for patients with or without insurance. Brighter allows patients to select the best dentist in their area for an affordable price and conveniently book online. 

All Brighter dentists pass a rigorous pre-screening process that reviews their professional experience and reputation. Patients are armed with comprehensive profile information including pricing, available appointment times, education, and pictures and videos of the dentist and their office, giving patients all the information they need to become educated consumers.  

Find a great dentist and save at Brighter

#55 GoodRx

Affordable prescription drugs for everyone. Prices for prescription drugs vary widely between pharmacies.U.S. drug prices are neither fixed nor regulated. The cost of a prescription may differ by more than $100 between two pharmacies across the street from each other. While prices for most drugs at pharmacies are very high for the uninsured patient, there are many ways to save 80% or more – coupons, savings tips, pharmacy or manufacturer discounts, cheaper alternative drugs, or just asking for a better price.

Use GoodRx's drug price search to compare prices (just like you do for travel or electronics on other sites) for your prescription at pharmacies near you. They don't sell the medications, they tell you where you can get the best deal on them. GoodRx shows you prices, coupons, discounts and savings tips for your prescription at pharmacies near you.

Stop paying too much for your prescriptions at GoodRx

#54 Prevoty 

Prevoty provides a new RASP (runtime application self-protection) capability, enabling applications to protect themselves. Unlike traditional security approaches that try to defend against hackers at the network layer, Prevoty works inside the application itself and the analysis engine is smart enough to actively prevent anything malicious from executing. In addition to providing active protection and real-time threat intelligence, the technology can dramatically reduce the time and costs associated with implementation of a Secure SDLC. 

Secure the heart of your business at Prevoty

#53 The Black Tux

The Black Tux was launched with one simple idea: to offer an elevated tuxedo rental experience focused on quality, convenience, and most of all, style.

In 2011, Andrew and Jenna got engaged. While the pair worked together to plan the perfect wedding, both groom and bride were disappointed by the limited offering of outdated, low-quality options at the local tux shops and the national chains. Andrew was so frustrated that he had to ask his groomsmen, including his friend Patrick, to pay upwards of $200 to be burdened by the inconvenience of tuxedo rental, an experience that ended with Andrew and his closest friends spending a memorable day dressed like clowns.

Spurred on by the experience, after the wedding Andrew and Patrick decided to start a new kind of tuxedo rental company—one that values refined style and fantastic customer service, and offers customers a well-curated selection of modern formalwear.

Check out The Black Tux website 

#52 Workpop

Workpop empowers every one to find a job they love. By fundamentally changing the job seeking process, they are revolutionizing the employment experience. Through a free online marketplace and community, they provide employers and job seekers with quality feedback, tools and the data needed to search and hire for the right job. 

Check out the Workpop website

#51 Talenthouse

A global creative network for artists, providing career opportunities for recognition, collaboration, and compensation. The Talenthouse platform brings brands together with artists who create the content that connects with people. Talenthouse is a community of artists, designers, fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and photographers in 175 countries that produce compelling content at scale for brands to use across paid, owned and earned channels. 

Art works for everyone at Talenthouse

#50 uSamp

The fastest growing company in the Market Research Industry is a premier provider of technology and survey respondents used to obtain consumer and business insights. USamp's leading-mobile technology and SaaS platform transform the way companies gain intelligence to make better, faster decisions about their products and services by tapping into uSamp's 12 million member global  panel of survey respondents. Through uSamp's  proprietary technologies for self-serve sampling and survey authoring, companies have on-demand access to millions of profiled survey respondents.

Learn more at uSamp

#49 textPlus

TextPlus offers value and choice for everyone. Over 45 million people have downloaded textPlus to talk and text for free on iOS, Android and Windows phones and devices. You can also make a call right from your iPad. TextPlus does everything your phone company does at a fraction of the cost (or even totally free).

Free your communication with textPlus

#48 SteelHouse

SteelHouse, a data-driven marketing technology company, brings innovative advertising solutions to brands, agencies, and eCommerce marketers. They’ve built the easiest Cloud-based Marketing Platform – SteelHouse CANVAS – one platform for acquisition and retention, which consistently keeps the same message in front of an audience. SteelHouse reaches more than 170 million consumers a month, across hundreds of the world’s largest brands with its award-winning creative and retargeting technologies.

Visit the SteelHouse website to learn more 

#47 FIGS

 By interacting directly with the medical community, FIGS is able to manufacture the highest quality medical apparel and transform how it is delivered to the healthcare provider.

After many late nights in hospitals examining how medical professionals move, interact with patients, and perform their work, they have figured out exactly what they need. Their dedicated, detail-oriented approach translates to scrubs that feel better, last longer, and provide unparalleled freedom of movement both in and out of the OR.

Millions of people around the world cannot afford or access clean scrubs, resulting in the astronomical rise in disease and infection. A clean pair of scrubs reduces the hospital acquired infection rate by 2/3. FIGS has partnered with International Medical Corp and other healthcare organizations to ensure that for every set of scrubs sold, a set is distributed to a healthcare provider in need.

Check out high quality medical apparel at FIGS

#46 Image Searcher

The team at Image Searcher has created the very first mobile application that can successfully photograph, identify, and provide information on any object that the user desires to learn about. The application is called CamFind.

CamFind’s search process begins once the user takes a picture of an object of interest - at any angle. The app then identifies the object and presents an intent screen with the following modules: Internet search results, related and similar images, price comparisons and online shopping, related places and address finder, and movie trailers (if applicable).

In addition, CamFind boasts many time-saving functionalities, such as: Language translator, ability to identify images from the camera roll as well as save images to the camera roll, QR and barcode scanner, voice search, text search, and social sharing. They have built the first successful and functional visual search engine worldwide which allows anybody to Google the physical world.

Point, shoot & discover at CamFind

#45 DailyLook

DailyLook is a fashion brand experience powered by real personal stylists leveraging their technology platform. Their mission is to inspire you to elevate your style by showing you how to wear the latest fashion trends everyday. People around the world shop DailyLook to buy the best fashion at accessible prices, be inspired by how they style the latest fashion trends and share their own personal style. 

Check out the DailyLook website

#44 Catchpoint

Web performance monitoring to help DevOps and IT professionals around the world ensure their sites’ speed, availability, and reliability. With both Synthetic and Passive monitoring capabilities, Real User Measurement, and a dozen different kinds of monitors, Catchpoint gives its customers the most comprehensive, real-time assessment of their online performance and health on the market.

Learn more at Catchpoint

#43 Scopely 

Scopely is a rapidly growing mobile gaming company trailblazing a new publisher model, redefining the way social games are developed, distributed and monetized. Through its developer program, Scopely works with independent gaming studios to co-develop multiplayer games that leverage its platform for technology, distribution, marketing and monetization. 

Tap into your inner awesome at Scopely

#42  Quarterly

Exclusive, limited edition packages curated by your favorite social influencers. They recapture the delight that comes from a well-crafted package and tie it into existing online communities in an organic way. Their curators' obsessions will help fuel your hunger for the latest and greatest in anything and everything from tech, beauty, food, fitness and exclusive must-haves that are not on the market yet. While each quarter’s box is different, you can expect to receive fascinating and quirky gadgets, little known items from across the world that carry personal meaning to each curator, artisan goods, books and more. Each box is limited edition and range from $50-$100 dollars, with a value always above and beyond that.

See how it works at Quarterly


SHIFT is a global advertising technology company empowering digital media buyers to maximize marketing ROI across mobile and social. The SHIFT platform combines proprietary marketing solutions with measurement tools to help marketers save time and maximize revenue. Global brands, including 10 out of the top 20 largest advertisers in the world, use SHIFT to automate workflow, activate data and easily execute advertising campaigns.

Request a demo at SHIFT

#40 Shop Hers 

The only luxury marketplace dedicated exclusively to pre-owned designer fashion. Shop a marketplace brimming with hand-picked premium labels, curated to your individual size and style. Shop with confidence knowing that 100% of the items bought & sold are manually inspected & authenticated. Sell the often new and pre-loved goods taking up precious real estate in your closet to a community of women that appreciate their value. Name your own price. No bidding. No time clock. Take refuge in knowing that you now have a community of women eager to buy the dress you only wore once or the handbag you really had no business buying at all.

Check out the Shop Hers website

#39 Frequency 

Frequency is an amazing new way to discover and watch videos from your favorite online sources, turning the internet into TV. Frequency gathers the latest videos just for you from Facebook and Twitter, from news sources like CNN and the New York Times, and from thousands of other websites and blogs and lets you watch everything in one place. It's easy. And it's free.

See how it works at Frequency 

#38 Bitium

Bitium empowers companies and people to realize the full potential of web and cloud applications. With Bitium, IT can centrally manage access to apps across all users, while providing employees with one-click access to their apps from one place. 

Bitium is designed for organizations that want to leverage all the flexibility and productivity cloud apps deliver, without compromising security.

Start a free trial at Bitium

#37 Trippy

Trippy exists to encourage more people to travel. They believe travel makes the world a better place. Experiencing new places, cultures, and people leads to tolerance, understanding and empathy. Trippy is a community of travelers who believe in their mission and share their core values. 

Visit the Trippy website

#36 Factual

Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals with definitive global data. Factual’s real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual’s platform also provides location based mobile personalization and ad-targeting solutions along with data cleaning and mapping services for business listings and points of interest.

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#35 MomentFeed

MomentFeed is the first digital marketing platform built for the mobile era. The company provides an integrated solution to manage Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and Yelp, which enables brands to connect with consumers at the local level. MomentFeed  delivers on the unique promise of authentic marketing at scale. In the past, marketers had to choose between the reach of a national campaign and the relevance of the local campaign. Thanks to MomentFeed proprietary technology, they no longer have to choose.

Own the mobile consumer at MomentFeed

#34 is a website dedicated to helping you manage your student loan portfolio and optimize it for your own unique situation. With, you can load all of your student loans into one site, get detailed information on your loans (like identifying your servicer, your monthly payment, how much you owe, when you’ll be paid off, how much you’ll pay over the life of your loan, etc.), see helpful graphical representations of your debt load via desktop or mobile, figure out which repayment programs you are eligible for and create a plan for your unique situation.

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#33 Fast Call

With FastCall, every inbound and outbound phone call is logged into Salesforce for tight integration with vital sales and marketing information. 

FastCall subscribers log each phone interaction in Salesforce; adding efficiency to inbound and outbound phone calls. They call their applications “smart softphones” because FastCall takes all the great information you collect with every customer phone call and they integrate it natively in Salesforce. Your inbound and outbound phone calls are logged as Tasks, along with your customer emails, meetings and other activities. With FastCall, you have a true 360 degree view of all communication with your contacts.

See how it works at Fast Call

#32 StyleSaint

At StyleSaint, they’re bypassing retail markups to bring you artisanally-produced, luxury apparel at insider, wholesale prices. Each piece in their collection was inspired by their community, designed in-house, and handcrafted with love in Los Angeles. Versatile essentials, effortless style and one third the cost of traditional brands.

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#31 Naritiv

The first marketing and analytics platform for Snapchat. Naritiv helps your brand thrive on Snapchat by pairing you with talent that speaks to your audience. Maybe it’s a skateboarder, a worldwide traveler or a fashionista, whoever it is, they know how to tell stories with short content better than anyone.

Tell your brand's story with a snap at Naritiv

#30 StackSocial

StackSocial is the leading platform to discover, share, and buy trending tech. Their flagship product, The StackStore, provides publishers a simple and effective way to generate additional revenues by organically weaving relevant commerce into the reader's daily experience. 

StackCommerce is the leading native commerce platform for online publishers, communities and brands. Since their inception, they've been powering commerce for leading publishers and bloggers across the web and around the world.

Check out geek heaven at StackSocial

#29 FameBit

The #1 marketplace where Brands and YouTube stars collaborate. FameBit is the leading self-service marketplace for brands to easily find, hire, and work with influential YouTube content creators for product and service endorsements.

Find, hire and collaborate with YouTube stars at FameBit

#28 Divshot

The developer platform to build and scale front end web applications. Built for developers.  Divshot makes building and hosting static sites simple. Application-grade hosting which gives you full control over your environments and a visual editor for rapid prototyping. 

See their static web hosting for developers at Divshot

#27 Ellie

At Ellie, they are driven by their love for fashion and fitness to create high quality activewear for the modern woman. They launch limited edition collections every month so that the Ellie woman is always staying inspired and on-trend.

They create unique, stylish pieces that you can wear when you’re working out or out on the town. Ellie apparel is designed to complement every part of your routine. Whether it’s a unique top for pre and post workout, moisture wicking pieces for intense routines, or accessories to accent your outfit, they have you covered at Ellie.

You can expect only top-quality materials and technology in Ellie gear. They have a range of fabrics that are moisture wicking, 4-way stretch, UV protected, and breathable. Their industry recognized designers spend hours creating activewear that is high quality and fashion forward.

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#26 Washio 

On demand 24-hour turnaround dry clean and laundry delivered. It’s simple. Select your pick up and drop off times and start planning how you’ll spend your newfound free time. A ninja armed with sustainable bags will arrive at your door to pick up your dry cleaning and laundry. Your order will arrive ready to put away the very next day. Your account will be charged  automatically upon delivery.

Dry cleaning & laundry delivered to your door at Washio

#25 creates fair, fashionable and fun online prepaid card solutions. is safer than cash. All loaded funds are FDIC-insured through The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC. You can load money in many convenient ways, including with cash at Western Union and through direct deposit from your employer or federal benefits. You can transfer funds from card to card. You can use ATMs and shop near home and around the world.

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#24 ZEFR

ZEFR is the leading technology company that empowers brands to discover and target their most important influencers and topics in video. With more data than any other YouTube partner, ZEFR’s BrandID platform provides a view into culture and the tools to turn insights into more impactful media for brands. 

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#23 uBeam

uBeam beams power through the air to wirelessly charge electronic devices. It's like Wi-Fi for energy. Their engineering team is comprised of world-class multidisciplinary inventors, where the word “impossible” is not part of their lexicon. They take pride in solving complex technological problems quickly, across many fields. At uBeam, they go from PowerPoint to prototype in a month or less. They’re on a mission to untether the world.

Drop your cords and take charge at uBeam

#22 Earbits 

Free online radio on web, Android and iPhone. Connecting artists with true music lovers effortlessly through an engaging, commercial-free streaming experience. Earbits provides 100% commercial-free, online radio, with no listener subscription fees. Choose from over 400 stations of music, hand picked and curated by a team of music editors.

Check out their website at Earbits

#21 ChowNow

ChowNow is revolutionizing the way people order their favorite food from their favorite restaurants. Utilizing the latest mobile, social and web technologies, they are building the most advanced platform for ordering food through the internet-connected world. Yet despite their sophistication, they’ve been able to use some engineering magic to make ChowNow super fast, easy and fun to use.

Start taking online orders now at ChowNow

#20 NationBuilder

NationBuilder is a software platform that combines your people database, website, and communication tools like email, text messaging, and social media—all in one. Accessible and affordable, NationBuilder helps people all over the world create more meaningful relationships. Whether you’re an author, activist, small business owner or a politician, they provide the tools to build a community around whatever it is you were meant to do.

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#19 Moonfrye

At Moonfrye, they are passionate about giving you unique, simple and time-effective ways to get creative with your family. From their innovative photo app to their interactive DIY projects, they strive to inspire and celebrate the creative process and the parenting journey… every day.

Get creative, get inspired, get connected at Moonfrye

#18 Realty Mogul

Realty Mogul is an online marketplace for accredited investors to pool money and buy shares of pre-reviewed investment properties. Their platform functions as a bridge between investors and real estate sponsors (or borrowers) looking for funding. Investors gain access to deal flow and can invest online to diversify their holdings with as little as $10,000. Borrowers can apply for real estate loans online, using their advanced technology for loan submissions and processing in order to get funds fast. Sponsors fund efficiently via access to thousands of accredited investors, and can outsource investor communications and distributions while elevating their brand.

Check out real estate investing, simplified at Realty Mogul

#17 ActiveReplay

ActiveReplay makes action sports measurable, shareable, and comparable. Alpine Replay started in 2009 and built an audience of over 300,000 users. 2 years later the team has created, designed, and manufactured, Trace, the worlds first action tracking device for surfing, snowboarding, skiing, and much more.

Track your stats anywhere in the world at ActiveReplay

#16 Pogoseat

The Pogoseat app allows fans to see a map of the stadium and Pogoseat recommends the best unused seats, letting fans instantly purchase an upgraded seat. They also provide venues with the tools to craft a more engaging environment for their fans, fill empty seats and gather data to improve the fan experience. Pogoseat offers more than just a better view, they personalize the seating experience and plan to continue building new ways for fans to connect with their team and fellow fans. 

Upgrade your game at Pogoseat

#15 Flipagram


Flipagram lets you turn the pictures on your phone into short photo-video stories, set to music you love. Flipagrams are fun to make, easy to share and have as many uses as there are stories to tell. 

Instagram and Vine made micro-video popular, but there’s only so much you can do with a few seconds of live video/audio. Flipagram changes the equation by opening up these bite-sized video slots to all your photos and albums -- the best moments of your life --- that are languishing on your camera roll or on flat web-pages of Facebook and Instagram. 

Each Flipagram photo-video story contains many moments (pictures) that can be from any time and any place; each worth a thousand words. So, there is infinite room for creative expression, narrative building and setting of mood, through sequencing, repetition, juxtaposition, timing and of course, music selection. Flipagrams are fun to make and optimized for sharing on existing social networks. 

Bring moments to life at Flipagram

#14 Tinder

Tinder has become one of the fastest growing social startups and mobile apps of all time. Tinder was launched to address the social and physical barriers of forming new friendships and relationships. Using social data, Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are both interested.

Download the app at Tinder

#13 Bottlenose

Bottlenose is the only real-time trend intelligence platform that illuminates the blind spot of the present. Bottlenose helps you discover what's happening now, in real-time, around any interest, person, brand, event or topic. It provides powerful new discovery and analytic features. And you can track topics, people, and brands you're interested in.


Learn more at Bottlenose

#12 Surf Air

Surf Air is an all-you-can-fly membership airline. They are revolutionizing the way you fly with a simplified and enhanced experience that provides you more time, more comfort and more freedom. No lines, personal concierges and an enriching community. Save up to 4 hours every round-trip.

Check out their private air travel membership at Surf Air

#11 Retention Science 

The best way to target, engage, and retain customers. Their data-driven platform predicts customer behavior to deliver targeted communications. Their data driven, SaaS-based retention marketing platform predicts customer behavior and delivers targeted multi-channel communications that increase revenue and encourage customer advocacy. They make sophisticated data science and marketing automation simple to use for all marketing teams. 

Keep your customers coming back at Retention Science

#10 Soothe

Soothe’s mission is to be the worldwide leader in mobile massage on demand services, providing massage clients with affordable and high quality massages, wherever they are, with one hour on-demand delivery made possible by mobile phone technology and their easy to use app. Therapists are spa quality, licensed & insured, and guaranteed to soothe.

Massage delivered to you at Soothe

#9 Bia

A multisport GPS watch built by women, for women. SOS alert button, wireless upload, fast-loading GPS and a sleek design. Their online platform turns data into actionable insights and drives motivation and behavior change through a supportive community. Their wearable device combines beautiful design with real time connectivity to deliver a coach on your wrist and a must-have one-touch safety alert. 

Multisport bliss at Bia

#8 DogVacay 

Find an awesome dog sitter near you. DogVacay is the leading online pet care company in the country, with over 20,000 trusted and insured pet sitters across the country ready to care for your dog like a member of their family. All reservations include free pet insurance, 24/7 customer support, and daily photo updates of your pooch enjoying a "Vacay" of his own. You can finally travel with peace of mind — at prices that average half the local kennel.

Find a dog sitter at DogVacay

#7 Chromatik

Chromatik is a music technology company redefining how people practice, perform, and teach music. Built as a learning platform for true musicians, Chromatik provides all of the tools needed to play music and collaborate with educators via mobile and web applications.  Chromatik users include musicians at American Idol, Juilliard, UCLA, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Learn more at Chromatik

#6 Tradesy 

Tradesy is a new kind of peer-to-peer marketplace that addresses the pain-points associated with selling on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Their mission is to make it dead simple and delightful for anyone to sell the unused or underused goods cluttering their closets. They have millions of passionate members, a product that people love, and an office with an ocean view in sunny Santa Monica.

Turn your closet into cash at Tradesy

#5 Ouya 

A new kind of video game console. OUYA is an open game console that upends the console market by putting the power back in the hands of developers and gamers. They want to bring the most creative, innovative and engaging games back to the TV by allowing any developer—big or small, experienced or new, paparazzi-famous or up-and-coming—to easily build games and apps for the big screen.

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#4 Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club is a rocketing men's lifestyle brand and e-commerce company on a mission to change the way men address their shaving and grooming needs. From their BS-free razor subscription, to their Shave Butter chemistry, to tomorrow’s cutting edge user experience – they’re dedicated to inventing smart products to make members’ lives better and easier. 

A great shave for a few bucks a month at Dollar Shave Club

#3 CapLinked

CapLinked is a secure collaboration and workflow solution for managing complex deals and projects. Their platform lets enterprises streamline coordination with outside parties while keeping information safe. CapLinked combines an intuitive and modern interface with enterprise-grade reliability and security. And their transparent pricing, quick setup, and exceptional support make using CapLinked easy from start to finish. 

Manage deals and share sensitive info at CapLinked

#2 Mobile Roadie

Mobile Roadie is the leading, most powerful self-service app platform that allows anyone to quickly and inexpensively build their own iPhone, Android, iPad app or Mobile Website to connect directly with consumers, sell music, tickets and merchandise, and promote viral activity. 

Mobile Roadie apps can be instantly updated from anywhere in the world with the online content management system. Built-in Mobile Roadie features include media (music, photos, video), shows/events, and fan interaction (with Facebook/Twitter viral spread). 

Musicians, conferences, brands, authors, athletes, politicians, celebrities, hotels and churches have all used Mobile Roadie's highly customizable tools to build powerful mobile apps.


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#1 NetPlenish

Shop any website smarter. ShopGenius will tell you if you've found the best price, or if there is a better price elsewhere... all without leaving the webpage you're on. The ShopGenius app will tell you if you've found the best price, or if there is a better price out there.

ShopGenius is a free browser extension from the team at NetPlenish Inc., recognized award winning innovators in the field of price comparison shopping. 

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