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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