innovative startups

6 Innovative Startups

Innovative Startups to Keep an Eye On

After reading several articles from entrepreneurial and startup websites we compiled a list of 6 Innovative startups that we think will move forward in becoming huge powerhouse businesses in the next few years.

It will be an interesting year ahead in terms of tech and innovation. Here are some innovative startups that you should keep an eye on.

Checkr

Checkr provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups. They provide their clients with complete detailed background reports in a few hours, mainly within 24 hours.

Its background checks include detailed address history, sex offender searches, social security verification, criminal record details, and background can check for terrorist activities.

The company was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Perichon and Daniel Yanisse.

They received funding of $39 million from Y Combinator, Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures and Google Ventures.

Company Slogan: Hire Great People. Faster

Website: www.checkr.com

AltSchool

Altschool creates a network of schools for kids in kindergarten all the way to eighth grade. Each school is called a “micro school” has about 100 students enrolled who learn in multi-age groups.

Its main focus is to bring personalized learning to schools by using “playlists”. This consists of a weekly mix of 20 activities per student per week. It also includes individual, small group and whole class activities/ projects.

It was founded in 2013 by Max Ventilla and Bharat Mediratta.

They received funding of $137 million from Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, and the Omidyar Network.

Company Slogan: School, Reimagined

Website: https://www.altschool.com/

WorkFlow

Workflow has been named Apple’s most innovative app of 2016. It helps saves you time by combining tasks together into one easy action.

You can add a “Call Mom” button or a “Home ETA” and send to your contact on how long it will take you to get home.

You can easily calculate how much tip to give off a bill or even upload files / photos to Dropbox. Workflow has already gained a cult following and this apple sure is a game changer for productivity.

Founded: in 2014 by Conrad Kramer, Nick Frey, and Ari Weinstein.

This was a self-funded app and supported by Rough Draft Ventures.

Company Slogan: Powerful automation made simple

Website: https://workflow.is/

Lever

Lever is one of the hottest companies this year as it powers the hiring of some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley. Companies like Netflix, Lyft, and Yelp use Levers services.

Their aim is to help fortune 100 companies attract high-quality candidates and believes its candidate-centric approach could help it distinguish itself.

Recruiters love its “snooze” function, which reminds them to check back in a few months to go after the candidate again.

Founded: in 2012 by Sarah Nahm, Nate Smith, and Randal Truong.

They raised $33 million from Scale Venture Partner, Y Combinator and Redpoint Ventures among others.

Company Slogan: Modern recruiting technology

Website: http://www.lever.co/

Shift

Shift is working to change the old age system of buying and selling used cars. This new startup will deal with the hassle of selling your car, including photographing, setting a competitive price based on market research and sell it for you.

A shift specialist will act as a personal concierge and bring the car to you to test drive and inspect. You don’t have to go to the dealership and deal with car salespeople.

The concept is quite similar to how Airbnb is. Airbnb is a hotel company without owning a hotel room. Shift will be a buy and sell car company without owning a single car.

Founded: in 2013 by Christian Ohler, Minnie Ingersoll, Morgan Knutson, Arison and Joel Washington.

They received a funding of $73 million from DFJ, Highland capital, and a few others.   Slogan: We’re rethinking car ownership.   Website:  https://shift.com/home

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