100 of the world’s most promising start-ups to watch in 2019


AiFi
AI-driven checkout-free systems for retail stores
Santa Clara, CA
2016

Airspace Technologies
Logistics platform for time-sensitive shipments, like donated organs or replacement parts
San Diego
2019

AISERA
AI-driven help desk for IT, HR and customer service
Palo Alto, CA
2017

Alpha Medical
Mobile platform providing basic health-care services for women
Palo Alto, CA
2017

Aporeto
Cybersecurity solution for hybrid and multicloud workplace applications
San Jose, CA
2016

Arkose Labs
Fraud and abuse prevention for large enterprises, backed by PayPal
San Francisco
2017

Arrcus
Flexible operating system for enterprises, deployable in data centers and on the cloud
San Jose, CA
2016

Attabotics
Robotic supply chain system that reduces warehouse space needs
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2016

Awake Security
Automated cyberthreat detection and triage
Santa Clara, CA
2014

Axonius
Cybersecurity for a company’s myriad connected devices
New York
2017

Beddr
FDA-cleared sleep-monitoring app
Mountain View, CA
2017

Beekeepers Naturals
Health and wellness products made from honey and honey byproducts
Los Angeles
2015

Bloomscape
E-commerce houseplants
Detroit
2018

Blue Hexagon
Deep-learning cybersecurity platform founded by a former Qualcomm engineer
Sunnyvale, CA
2017

BookDoc
Appointment booker and online health-care platform
Selangor, Malaysia
2015

brrr°
Maker of cooling fabrics for apparel brands like Gap and Jos. A. Bank
Atlanta
2015

CHEQ
AI-driven ad verification that exposes fake fans
Tel Aviv, Israel
2016

Cmd
Data breach prevention for Uber and other cloud-first companies
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2016

cmorq
Subscription-based blockchain and cryptocurrency data
New York
2018

CodeSignal
Data-driven talent discovery that’s taking on bias in hiring
San Francisco
2015

Common Networks
Wireless internet provider built on open 5G technology
San Francisco
2016

Coord
Urban ‘curbside data’ platform for government, construction and transportation
New York
2016

Cumulus Digital Systems
Internet of Tools-powered platform that makes industrial facilities safer
Boston
2018

Cylus
Tech designed to protect railway and metro systems from cyberthreats
Tel Aviv, Israel
2017

Daily Harvest
Frozen healthy smoothies and soups delivered straight to your door
New York
2015

Deep Genomics
AI-derived genetic therapies and medicines
Toronto
2014

Dispatch
Courier platform designed for same-day delivery tracked in real time
Bloomington, MN
2016

DUST Identity
Tech that creates an unclonable identity layer on any digital record
Boston
2018

Eclypsium
Cloud platform that protects organizations from nontraditional firmware attacks
Beaverton, OR
2017

FintruX Network
Peer-to-peer blockchain lending for start-ups and small businesses
Singapore
2017

FlavorCloud
Friction-free international shipping and returns for retailers
Seattle
2018

Fleetsmith
Automated Apple device management for IT teams
San Francisco
2016

Flutterwave
Digital payment platform for global merchants and payment-service providers
Lagos, Nigeria
2016

FOSSA
Open-source management software for enterprise teams from Uber to Verizon
San Francisco
2015

FutureFuel.io
SaaS platform democratizing student-debt benefits for employers
Boston
2016

Grabango
Checkout-free shopping technology created by a Pandora co-founder
Berkeley, CA
2016

Helium Health
Electronic medical records for Africa’s premier hospitals
Lagos, Nigeria
2016

Honeybee Health
Online pharmacy offering prescription meds at direct wholesale prices
Los Angeles
2018

IllumiCare
Data platform helping health-care providers order fewer and less-expensive tests and medications
Birmingham, AL
2014

Indio Technologies Inc
Digitized insurance application and renewal process for businesses
San Francisco
2016

Iris Automation
Drone operation helping autonomous vehicles avoid obstacles and collisions from the sky
San Francisco
2015

Linktree
Tool to let users like Alicia Keys and Pearl Jam push fans to multiple links in their Instagram bio
Melbourne, Australia
2016

Locus Biosciences
CRISPR-engineered antibacterial products
Morrisville, NC
2015

Lolli
Bitcoin rewards for online shoppers
New York
2018

Luminance
AI-driven analysis of legal documentation
Cambridge, UK
2015

Made In
Direct-to-consumer kitchen cookware backed by a Bonobos co-founder
Austin, TX
2017

Mammoth Biosciences
The world’s first CRISPR-based disease detection platform
San Francisco
2017

Mented Cosmetics
Online cosmetics store designed with women of color in mind
New York
2017

Modern Fertility
Fertility hormone testing at a fraction of the traditional cost
San Francisco
2017

Movandi
5G developer expanding wireless communication and connectivity worldwide
Irvine, CA
2016

Nabta Health
Health platform designed for women in the Middle East and North Africa
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2017

Nanit
AI-driven baby-monitoring devices created to track sleep behavior and patterns
New York
2014

NeuroFlow
Digital platform specifically designed to track mental health and wellness
Philadelphia
2017

Nobul
Real estate marketplace where brokers and agents compete for consumer’s business
Toronto
2016

Obsidian Security
Cyberthreat protection for enterprise cloud infrastructures and data centers
Newport Beach, CA
2017

Opsani
DevOps software that continuously optimizes cloud infrastructure anytime new code is created
Redwood City, CA
2015

Origin
3-D printer for manufacturing materials and consumer-grade products
San Francisco
2015

OSARO
AI-derived software designed to automate industrial robotics
San Francisco
2015

Overtime
Network developed for recording, sharing and editing sports videos and highlights
New York
2016

Papa
Grandkids on demand
Miami
2017

Perksy
Real-time market research gamified for millennial and Gen Z audiences
New York
2015

Petal
Credit cards for people without credit history
New York
2016

Petram Data
AI-driven consumer marketing insights and customer acquisition
Detroit
2018

Platform Science
Fleet management platform for enterprises in the trillion-dollar logistics industry
San Diego
2014

Polis
Automated door-to-door sales and cause-based canvassing
Boston
2015

Polyverse
Preventing large-scale cyberattacks by making operating systems unique
Bellevue, WA
2015

Proscia
Cancer-fighting pathology software for medical labs
Philadelphia
2014

Proxy
App-based office entry that also addresses privacy concerns
San Francisco
2016

Pryon
AI-automated enterprise workloads from the architect of Amazon’s Alexa
Raleigh, NC
2017

Qordoba
Digital copywriter that synchronizes the style, terminology and voice for companies like Twitter and Intuit
San Francisco
2015

Quantum Metric
Digital intelligence platform helping companies identify their most profitable business opportunities
Monument, CO
2015

RenoRun
Building materials delivered to a jobsite in under two hours
Montreal
2016

ROYBI
Educational robots teaching kids early-childhood developmental skills
Palo Alto, CA
2017

Saudi Internet Health Application Technology Company
Online appointment booking with Saudi doctors in more than 100 different medical specialties
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2016

Seed Health
Microbial sciences company using bacteria to improve human and environmental health
Los Angeles
2015

ShopShops
Global marketplace connecting retailers and brands with cross-border shoppers
New York
2016

Sigma Computing
Cloud-first analytics tool from the former CTO of Salesforce
San Francisco
2014

Silverfort
The first agentless multifactor authentication provider
Tel Aviv, Israel
2016

Simple Health
Online consultations prescribing everything from contact lenses to birth control
New York
2016

Sisu
Operational analytics for businesses looking to better understand their own metrics
San Francisco
2018

Skylar
Natural, hypoallergenic perfume from a former VP of Jessica Alba’s Honest Company
Los Angeles
2017

SmartRent
Smart apartments helping landlords cut operating costs
Scottsdale, AZ
2017

solo sciences
Mobile-first verification of counterfeit products
Boston
2017

SpellBound AR
Augmented reality platform for hospitals to simulate procedures and improve patient experiences
Detroit
2015

Split Software
Platform that allows companies to experiment with new product features among select end users
Redwood City, CA
2015

Square Roots
Indoor farming solution pioneered by Elon Musk’s brother
New York
2016

Starsky Robotics
Creator of self-driving trucks
San Francisco
2016

Stratyfy
AI-driven decision management and predictive analytics for financial institutions
New York
2017

Summersalt
Size-inclusive designer swimwear and travel wear
St. Louis
2017

The Juggernaut
South Asian subscription-based media and news starting at $3.99 per month
New York
2018

The Riveter
Female-focused co-working space in a post-WeWork society
Seattle
2017

Trusona
Personal authentication technology that’s creating a passwordless world
Scottsdale, AZ
2015

Tundra
Zero-fee wholesale marketplace built for the little guy
San Francisco
2017

Versed
Vegan, cruelty-free skincare products from a breakthrough brand master
Los Angeles
2018

Viz.ai
AI-powered software that spots the early signs of stroke
San Francisco
2016

WhyHotel
Pop-up hotels proving a viable alternative to Airbnb
Washington, DC
2017

Xage Security
Blockchain-protected security for industrial operations
Palo Alto, CA
2016

Zinier
Automated field service management backed by Accel, Qualcomm and Peter Thiel
San Mateo, CA
2015

Zippin
Cashierless tech company now powering sports venues
San Francisco
2014

Zyper
Machine learning software helping brands like Lyft and Nike turn influencers into advocates
San Francisco
2017

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