The 25 Hottest Startups of September

Fall is here and with summer in our review mirror, it's time to look at the startups that are raising the most money. There are some amazing new startups that are just getting off the ground, but the hottest startup of them all is still Uber (spoiler alert). Uber looks like they are becoming one of the top companies in the world and leads the September hot list. 

#25 Virool

Virool is changing the game by placing video advertising outside of the stream and into the heart of premium content, providing clients with in-depth insights and invaluable analysis. 

#24 GrubMarket

GrubMarket's mission is to change the world by making it easy for food producers of any scale and buyers to connect and share food.

The GrubMarket Team is passionate about local food and making it easy for everyone to find the unique foods from a wide range of producers - talented home cooks and bakers, hidden gem restaurants and small scale farmers.

#23 Wrap Media

Wrap is a mobile-first storytelling and commerce platform that delivers app-like user experiences in bite-sized pieces through the mobile web. The 'Narrative Web’ is the native app alternative, enabling unprecedented engagement, activation and conversion for brands, publishers, and digital businesses. Through its unique authoring tools and SaaS platform, Wrap creates opportunities for companies to create new business models and deeper relationships that cultivate loyalty and lead to increased revenue and profitability.

#22 Yummly

Recipe recommendations based on your tastes, recipe search, your digital recipe box, smart shopping list and more. Yummly is a free smartphone app and website that provides recipe recommendations personalized to the individual's tastes, semantic recipe search, a digital recipe box, shopping list and one-hour grocery delivery.

#21 CartoDB

CartoDB is the next generation location intelligence and data visualization engine that enables the transformation of location data into insights. CartoDB is building an ecosystem that gives universally accessible technology to connect and map data, create data-driven customized visualizations, and develop location-based data applications. 

#20 Kyruus

Kyruus is an enterprise healthcare provider solutions company that helps health systems optimize their Patient Access, Referral Management, and Care Coordination operations. Leveraging the Cloud and a proprietary Big Data approach, the company enables the integration of massive amounts of information to create a single source of truth of providers, and customizable protocols for referral and scheduling across all channels of patient engagement that improves patient access and patient experience. 

#19 Orchard Platform

Orchard Platform is a technology and infrastructure provider for marketplace lending. Orchard supports operational efficiencies to help institutional investors, investment managers and loan originators connect and transact. Founded in New York City in 2013, Orchard’s mission is to build the systems that will allow marketplace lending to efficiently grow into a global financial market. Orchard enables institutional investors and investment managers to allocate capital to marketplace lending, with best practices, manager identification, portfolio benchmarking and strategic access to supply. Orchard helps originators across multiple asset classes diversify their capital structure with marketplace lending distribution, and provides market insights, scalable infrastructure and reporting to enable originators to focus on making loans and giving borrowers more choices. 

#18 Oscar 

Healthcare is broken; Oscar is trying to fix it. The Oscar team is focused on utilizing technology, design and data to humanize health care. They're a group of technology and healthcare professionals who looked at the current state of the US healthcare system, got frustrated by the horrible consumer experience, and decided to do something big about it. Backed by a renowned set of investors and advisors, they’ve set out to revolutionize healthcare.

#17 CoverHound

They provide savvy insurance shoppers with the industry's most efficient comparison shopping experience by offering genuine rate comparison and the option to purchase online or from one of their experienced insurance advisors. A full service, digital insurance agency, they ensure their customers have the right insurance solution that matches their current life situation.

#16 Plexxi

Plexxi is the creator of the industry’s first affinity-driven networking solution. Plexxi’s products – Plexxi Control and the Plexxi Switch – create an optimized network that dynamically helps applications perform better. 

#15 Crossbar

Crossbar is start-up company pioneering a new class of non-volatile resistive RAM (RRAM) memory technology. Designed to usher in a new era of electronics innovation, their technology will deliver up to a terabyte (TB) of storage on a single chip the size of a postage stamp, with very low power and very high performance. Backed by top tier investors, we have assembled an expert team that is shattering memory barriers with a new, innovative approach.

#14 Omada Health

Omada Health is leading the field of digital therapeutics by creating innovative, scalable, and cost-effective online behavior change programs that address the growing epidemic of chronic disease. Their flagship product Prevent is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and has been shown in a clinical trial to help people lose weight and positively impact the risk factors that contribute to type 2 diabetes. Prevent engages participants with an evidence-based curriculum, a supportive social network, the constant guidance of a personal health coach, and digital tracking tools that include a wireless scale and mobile app. They offer Prevent directly to consumers, as well as provide measurable outcomes and performance-based pricing for major corporations, health plans, and integrated delivery networks.

#13 Premise

Premise is a mobile information network bringing hyperlocal visibility to the world’s hardest-to-see places. Human-directed and machine-refined, we index and analyze millions of observations captured daily by our global network of contributors, unearthing connections between them to map reality on the ground, and help global decision-makers move faster and make more impactful decisions.

#12 Shift

Shift is the easiest way for people to buy and sell used cars in the peer-to-peer market. Their knowledgeable Car Enthusiasts act as a personal, full-service concierge helping throughout each and every step of the selling or buying process.This includes their team detailing the car, listing it on multiple sites, answering all inquiries, handling test drives, and finding serious buyers. When local buyers are interested in seeing the car, they can request a no-obligation test drive and they'll deliver the car right to their doorstep. All Shift cars pass a rigorous, 150-point inspection and come with a seven day money-back guarantee. Ultimately, their goal is to transform this burdensome life event into a delightful experience, bringing trust and simplicity to the peer-to-peer used car market.

#11 Fundbox

Fundbox offers business owners a simple way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices. Tens of thousands of businesses have connected to the Fundbox platform to eliminate cash flow gaps by instantly clearing invoices. Fundbox is advancing thousands of invoices weekly, offering small business owners the ability to optimize their cash flow by advancing payments for unpaid invoices. This effectively eliminates the net 30, 60, 90-day problem from which so many small businesses suffer.

#10 Compass

Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform with offices in New York City, Miami, and Washington, DC. Compass provides comprehensive brokerage services, combining exceptional agents with best-in-class technology to make the process of buying, selling, or renting a home intelligent and seamless.

#9 Rubicon Global

Rubicon Global is North America’s leading provider of sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions. Through their innovative platform, companies can reduce operating expenses, divert waste from landfills, track key metrics and work towards long-term sustainability goals. Rubicon Global is disrupting an industry with misaligned incentives and empowering independent haulers and recyclers to grow their businesses. 

#8 Netskop

Netskope is the leader in safe cloud enablement. Only the Netskope Active Platform enables you to find, understand, and secure sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps. With Netskope, IT can direct usage, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance in real-time, on any device, including native apps on mobile devices and whether on-premises or remote, and with the broadest range of deployment options in the market. 

#7 Okta

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security policies. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing directories and identity systems, as well as 4,000+ applications. 

Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organizations can implement the service quickly at large scale and low total cost. 

#6 Blue Jeans Network

At Blue Jeans Network, their mission is to make video communications as easy and pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at work, at home, and on the road. Their cloud-­‐based conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other seamlessly any time, anywhere, and from practically any device, and now from your browser. Blue Jeans Network extends high quality video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of specialized conference rooms and into the mainstream, allowing individuals and employees throughout an enterprise to interact more effectively with each other, and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family, and friends. 

#5 Onshape

Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet. 

Breaking away from the traditional model of desktop-installed CAD, Onshape has data management and collaboration built in at its core. 

For the first time, the CAD system and CAD data live in one place in the cloud, and are never copied anywhere. Everyone on a design team sees and works on the same master CAD data at all times, avoiding confusing checkouts, file copies, and overwriting each other’s work. 

As a full-cloud product, Onshape also eliminates the hassles of installations, license codes and servers, service packs, and add-on PDM systems. Every Onshape user always works with the same version of Onshape – the latest version. 

#4 Apttus

Apttus delivers Enterprise Class, Software-as-a-Service (Saas) Solutions to complete the Quote-to-Cash customer process and the Procure-to-Pay supplier process. 

Apttus solutions enable end to end lifecycle capability for customers, partners and suppliers. Apttus applications include Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ), Partner Management, Renewals Management, Contract Life-Cycle Management, Revenue Management, and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). 

#3 CloudFlare

CloudFlare is the simplest way to make websites faster, safer and smarter. Millions of websites have signed up for their service, including large enterprises, major consumer destinations, and government agencies. With offices in San Francisco and London, CloudFlare operates a highly-available global network that has security measures built into every layer and regularly clocks in lightning-fast speeds. 

#2 Tanium

Tanium was founded to deliver a new and innovative approach to endpoint management and security that delivers instant visibility and responsiveness that does not slow down as the enterprise environment scales. Tanium is empowering the largest enterprises in the world to gather critical information globally from every endpoint and drive remediating action in seconds, including the distribution of patches, applications, and tools - all from a single server.

#1 Uber

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From their founding in 2009 to their launches in over 320+ cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

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