This month I have written an article about promising startups in Barcelona to watch in 2017 and it was a success, I received a lot of messages, comments, likes and shares and therefore I decided to come up with the list of interesting and innovative tech startups on a global scale. I really hope you will like it!
INTERESTING & FAST GROWING TECH STARTUPS IN 2018
Dubsmash is one of the best entertainment startups. This tech startup shows how amazing entertainment products can come out of Europe and go global. Dubsmash is Berlin based and
It is all about fun videos with favorite quotes. It is made for entertaining friends and have fun. It really brings joy to video communication. With more than 100 million users in more than 100 countries, they are now enriching video communication all across the globe. As a fast-growing tech startup they really see the importance of good technology to shape the future of video communication.
Zalando – one of the best e-commerce tech startups. German e-commerce maintains a cross-platform online store that sells shoes, clothing and other fashion items and really shows how to grow from a startup to a leading fashion e-tailer with 796 million euros in Q1 2016 alone. In order to connect people and fashion both online and offline, their team creates ideas and develops innovative solutions that bring all the different players in the fashion business together and continually improve customer’s shopping experience. They now have more than 19 million customers in 16 markets and this number grows every month.
Peak is one of the best education tech startups. Peak is a successful brain-training app, with peak you can discover what you can do, challenging your brain. Peak helps you push your cognitive skills, train harder and use your time better with fun, stimulating games and workouts.
Their games are designed to push you hard with short, intense workouts designed around your life. Using this app, you challenge the skills that matter to you most with games that test your focus, memory, problem solving, mental agility and more.
Thbelieve there’s always a little room for improvement, and we should strive to better ourselves bit by bit. That’s why we use a combination of neuroscience, technology and fun to get those little grey cells active and striding purposefully towards their full potential.
Fever is one of the best mobile startup coming from Spain. Fever quickly took root in Europe’s biggest cities and has become the millennials’ favorite method of organizing a night out. Fever is the immediate answer to the question: “What are we doing tonight?” Fever delivers a curated list of the most exciting events going on in your city, currently they are specialized in New York city, and this list is tailored personally for you.
5. MOVE GUIDES
It is one of the best enterprise, SaaS, B2B Startups. MOVE Guides has literally solved the problem of international relocation for today’s global executives and has quickly spread to multiple locations internationally. It helps HR teams move their employees around the world for any reason, any location and any period of time. MOVE Guides partners with leading multinational companies to deliver a full global mobility program across 200 countries with their Talent Mobility Cloud platform, concierge-level support for employees and a global supply chain of partners.
Student.com is one of the best share economy startups. It is the student accommodation marketplace, that provides a better experience for both students and landlords, helping to grow it across 100 countries and 400 cities, and taking $100 million in bookings.
Clue is one of the best tech health startups. This Berlin health startup empowers women to take control of their reproductive health and collectively provides valuable insight on female reproductive health issues.
Secret Escapes is one of the best travel startups. This members-only travel club offers discounted rates on luxury hand-picked holidays.They run best-in-market flash sales of four- and five-star hotels and holidays worldwide, offering their members exclusive rates of up to 70% off! Now, they have more than 25 million members worldwide, a social-media following the size of a small country and offices in London, Barcelona, Stockholm, Warsaw, Berlin and New York.
One of the best Internet of Things Startups. Because of everything, more than 10 billion shirts and shoes will soon talk back to you via your phone. And that’s just the start. This startup plans to connect every consumer product to the Web. This tech startup manages real-time data to drive applications.
Pavegen is one of the best cleantech startups. Pavegen converts the kinetic energy generated from footsteps into renewable electricity. The highly-engaging, people-powered innovation has the ability to transform smart cities of the future, entirely through footfall.
MeshPoint is one of the best humanitarian tech startups. MeshPoint’s open source and durable Wi-Fi hotspot allows refugees to communicate and access information, which is a critical need for families and children as they travel across Europe. It is a compact and rugged autonomous device, designed to sustain extreme conditions and rapidly provide reliable internet access for up to 150 users.
Deliveroo is fast rising tech startup. This UK-based high-growth company shows there’s a strong appetite for on-demand premium restaurant delivery. Deliveroo allows clients to order high-quality takeaway online from top restaurants of the city. They provide customers with fast delivery straight to the home or office. Their technology platform optimizes food ordering and delivery by integrating web and mobile consumers with restaurant tablet-based point-of-sale order management terminals and their logistics optimisation algorithm via their delivery driver smartphone software.
HeadBox is the network for booking creative and inspiring spaces in London and beyond. It is an online marketplace for cool and offsite spaces, enabling guests to instantly search, book and pay all in one place. The service offers spaces for a range of needs including co-creation workshops, brainstorms, meet-ups, product and business launches, company meetings and get-togethers, as well as research, training and photography shoots. HeadBox charges the host 10% for every transaction and is completely free for guests. Currently, the platform features more than 2,000 spaces across London, with companies such as the BBC, Sony and Santander booking iconic locations including Searcy’s Somerset House, the Shangri-La Hotel and smaller “hidden gems”. Currently growing at a rate of about 1,000 spaces every month, HeadBox plans to capitalise on this success and roll out its platform across the UK and other international cities. Instantly search, book and pay for inspiring, creative and offsite venues for events, dinners, meetings, away days, ideation, photography studios and much more.
14. ENIGMA RECOVERY
Enigma recovery is the Birmingham-based software business helping the world’s smartphone users recover their lost personal data. It works on a B2C model, selling software that helps people recover anything from photos, videos, text messages, calendar appointments, call history, contacts and even WhatsApp messages.
Snaptrip is online destination for last-minute holiday rentals in the UK. The online marketplace enables users to book spontaneous, last-minute getaways to more than 40,000 self-catering properties in the UK for up to 50% off the original price. Results can be filtered by destination, amenities and whether they allow pets or not, so holidaymakers can find something that exactly suits their needs. The company takes a commission on the value of every sale, which is structured so that the closer the booking is to departure the greater the commission.
Artfinder is the online marketplace connecting artists with art lovers around the world. It acts as a gallery of all the famous art in the world, enabling people to buy posters of the work they liked. This company was inspired to be launched because owners saw around “eight million starving artists in the world” and many more people who don’t think they could afford art. So the aim of artfinder is to connect these “starving artists” with art lovers all over the world. Charging a 30% commission on every sale, today the platform has more than 500,000 users globally; selling everything from paintings and printmaking to sculpture and digital art.
17. APPEAR HERE
Appear Here is an award winning platform for booking short-term retail space. This online marketplace allows users to easily book short-term retail space at key locations across London, Paris and New York, taking a 15% transaction fee for every booking. Their mission is to create a world where anyone, anywhere can find space for their ideas. Over 60,000 industry leading brands, designers and creative entrepreneurs are using Appear Here to find and book retail space. Everyone from Spotify to Apple and Net-a-porter have used Appear Here to launch pop-up stores. Appear Here is building a global network of the best retail spaces and working exclusively with some of the biggest landlords in the world including Land Securities, Hammerson and Westfield. Spaces listed on Appear Here include prime high street shops, underground stations, unique venues, major shopping malls and historic buildings. All spaces are exclusive to Appear Here and can be booked by the week or month.
Grabble is one of the fastest growing fashion tech startups, often described as “Tinder for fashion”. The e-commerce app lets users swipe through personalised fashion suggestions curated by human stylists and buy with two taps. Its system integrates easily with existing online stores, including ASOS, Topshop and Zara. Grabble is a mobile-focused, fashion content company, bringing an unbeatable combination of editorial and commerce to its users who, in turn, have made it the UK’s fastest growing men’s and women’s fashion and lifestyle app.
There are many other interesting tech startups, but these ones we believe were worth mentioning this time. Other companies I will be happy to discuss in the comments section below.
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