Startups are now enclosing every aspect of our lives. You can find exemplary businesses from every sector ranging from traditional to most technologically advanced ones such as insurance, healthcare, finance, blockchain, cybersecurity, and space. They are located in many different countries; not one country is a monopoly in this era. Also, many of them have international operations. Deciding the 10 emerging startups among thousands can be difficult, but we tried to include more relevant ones. Here are the 10 emerging startups around the world.
(Note: The source of startup one lines is Crunchbase)
Revolut is a financial services company that specializes in mobile banking, card payments, money remittance, and foreign exchange. It includes a pre-paid debit card, currency exchange, and peer-to-peer payments. It is on a mission to build a fair and frictionless platform to use and manage money around the world.
KodyPay is on a mission to make payment acceptance easy. Paying in-store today presents common problems, like long queues and limited choices regarding payment methods. KodyPay plans to fully integrate the payment ecosystem so that businesses can offer their customers more control over their payment choice, making their transactions quicker and more convenient. Payment options will include e-wallets, buy-now-pay-later providers, open banking, and card payments. In addition, KodyPay removes the need for bulk hardware such as tills and receipt printers, reducing the cost for businesses to accept payments.
KodyPay was founded in the summer of 2018 by a small group of final-year high school students. 21-year-old co-founders Yoyo Chang (CEO) and Jack Howell (CDO) have raised $6m to date at KodyPay, with the majority of financing from over the last 12 months alone. Today, KodyPay’s platform is growing to connect thousands of customers with outlets across the UK. The team is currently expanding and will continue its mission to deliver easy payment acceptance that will benefit consumers and businesses all over the world.
Thrasio is a digital consumer goods company that acquires third-party private label Amazon FBA businesses and direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands.
After acquiring the businesses, the company onboards, optimizes and operates these brands to expand their reach through marketing, product development, supply chain management, and wholesale expansion, leading to financial and operating growth. With the experience of evaluating more than 5,000 Amazon companies, acquiring nearly 100 top-rated brands, and managing the scale of nearly 14,000 category-leading products, the brands in Thrasio's portfolio outperform almost every other seller on Amazon and see an average 156% annualized EBITDA growth.
Thrasio is backed by Advent International, PEAK6 Investments, Upper90, JPMorgan Chase Bank, The Private Credit Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and RBC Capital Markets, as well as Oaktree Capital Management, Bain Capital Credit, Barclays, BlackRock, BofA Securities, Credit Suisse Loan Funding, Monroe Capital, Morgan Stanley Private Credit, and UBS Securities.
It was founded in 2018 by Carlos Cashman and Joshua Silberstein and is headquartered in Walpole, Massachusetts.
OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI)—by which they mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work—benefits all of humanity. They are attempting to directly build safe and beneficial AGI, but also considering their mission fulfilled if their work aids others to achieve this outcome.
Wiz is a cybersecurity company that allows companies to find security issues in public cloud infrastructure. It has designed the first cloud-native visibility solution for enterprise security teams that analyzes the entire cloud environment to deliver a 360° view of security risks across clouds, containers, and workloads. The solution dives deep on risks with actionable, graph-based analysis and all completely agentless.
Dapper Labs is a consumer-focused Flow blockchain product made for fun and games and supports digital collectibles. Dapper Labs builds products tailored to the user and ensures that items of value to you are decentralized.
PharmEasy is a health tech startup offering services such as teleconsultation, medicine deliveries, and diagnostic test sample collections.
It also operates an online pharmacy that helps patients connect with local pharmacy stores and diagnostic centers in order to fulfill their extensive medical needs. The startup company is funded and backed by Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), Ascent Health, Bessemer Venture Partners, Orios Venture Partners, Eight Roads Ventures, InnoVen Capital, and Temasek Holdings.
PharmEasy was founded in 2015 by Dharmil Sheth, Mikhil Innani, and Dhaval Shah as a subsidiary of Ascent Health.
Uniswap is a fully decentralized protocol for automated liquidity provision on Ethereum. A simple formalized equation drives unstoppable liquidity for thousands of users and hundreds of applications. Uniswap empowers developers, liquidity providers, and traders to participate in a financial marketplace that is open and accessible to all.
Ethos Life is an insurance company that provides modern and ethical life insurance to protect life. They’re building ground-breaking software for life insurance (a $650 billion market) and the company's mission is to make protecting your family affordable, accessible, and instant. It also employs a human approach in delivering its services. Ethos policies are issued and guaranteed by Legal & General America (LGA), a large U.S. life insurance provider since 1836. They use technology to learn about what makes you unique so that they can find new and truly personal ways to cover you.
Ethos was founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
Flutterwave provides a payment service for global merchants and payment service providers.
It provides technology, infrastructure, and services to enable global merchants, payment service providers, and helps banks and businesses build secure and seamless payment solutions for their customers by smoothening the exchange of funds.
The company was founded in 2016 by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Olugbenga Agboola and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.