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5 Foodtech/Agtech Startups Shooting Up in 2018

If ever there was a vertical more amped to save the planet and the human race, it’s foodtech/agtech. Moving beyond convenience applications, like the magic food machines of Star Trek and The Jetsons, there are so many incredible startups launching with the vision to bring better efficiency and sustainability to the way that we raise […]

5 of the Most Electrifying Energy Startups in 2018

Increased efficiency and sustainability is easier said than done, especially when it comes improving the way that energy is harnessed and used. It takes a lot of smarts, technology, and funding to bring new ways of doing energy to market. Outside of their vertical, it can be super challenging to understand what it is exactly […]

Why you should pay your VP of Sales more than you pay yourself

Let’s say you’ve got your MVP on lock and you’re just starting to generate revenue. Congrats, you’ve made some sales and that feels good. You feel good. This vision that you’ve had locked inside your head is finally starting to manifest. But because it’s your vision, as the founder, or co-founder, your natural inclination might […]

15 eCommerce Startups Building in 2018

It’s somewhat fashionable today to give Jeff Bezos a hard time for how he runs his company. But credit where credit’s due, he really paved the way for how we think about and experience eCommerce. Plus, if you watch his first 60 Minutes interview, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for bootstrapped. The truth is […]

5 of the Freshest VR/AR Companies in 2018

If you thought Pokémon Go was mind-blowing, let us introduce you to the future of Virtual and Augmented Reality. It’s not all fun and games here, but then again, even the educational ones are like a dream come true. Very soon, this brand of hands on learning will replace textbooks in classrooms (and even the […]

10 Consumer Facing Startups to Follow in 2018

It used to be that there was no end to what could be done with consumer startups in the early days. It was like an endless ocean of socks and sandals in its boom. But now, it takes so much more sophistication, brand alignment, and consumer empathy to really iterate on what’s already existing to […]

20 A.I. Companies to Watch Out For in 2018

Formerly the property of science fiction, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapid growing vertical across multiple industries: automotive, media, robotics, and more. Whether or not you’re in the camp of people who’s seen Terminator too many times to feel cool about any of this (here’s looking at you Elon Musk), or you’re super stoked about […]

Top 15 Up­-And-­Coming Blockchain Startups

According to Globenewswire, the global blockchain market is anticipated to grow to over $60 billion by 2024 as more companies adopt distributed ledger technology and mass-use cases appear. Even though it’s an incredibly young vertical, blockchain is already being used to democratize economies and increase market efficiencies. While there’s a lot of companies coming up […]

5 of the Biggest EdTech Startups in 2018

Maybe it’s been a few years since you had that nightmare where you show up to school for a test and you’ve forgotten all of the answers, but education is a lot more frightening and difficult now than it was then. Funding is continually being cut and technology is creating increasing divides between the traditional […]

10 Healthtech Companies on the Rise

The spirit of our age is that of Leonardo DaVinci when he said, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” And that’s exactly what we’re seeing with startups across the health tech vertical in 2018. Companies of empathy, invention, and even life. It’s a little overwhelming if […]

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