20 Startups To Watch In 2016

from Forbes

DEC 22, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Startup life is not about the spotlight. It’s about disruption. It’s about innovation. At 1000 Angels, it’s our job to surface some of the most exciting early-stage investment opportunities.

Among some of the startups we predict will make a mark, we have identified 20 companies in particular to watch in 2016. The selection criteria was based on the business lifecycle, founding team, traction, and investors backing them.


Founded in 2015 and based in the Bay Area, Inverse is a technology-driven media company covering the latest news, TV, movies, music, digital culture, science, and innovation for a millennial male audience. With over 20 employees, some of its investors includes Greycroft Partners, Crosslink Capital, or Rothenberg Ventures.


Mobcrush was founded in 2014 and is a mobile live game streaming platform and community. Their vision is to inspire the world’s many personalities by providing a simple, accessible solution via mobile devices. The company has raised $15 Million from Venture Capitalists Kleiner Perkins CrunchFund and Lowercase Capital.

Product Hunt

Product Hunt is a daily leaderboard of the best new products. It is one of the most influential platforms at the moment. People in tech as well as Venture Capitalists leverage this tool to scout new startups. It is the go to place to announce the launch of a product. Some of its investors include SV Angel, Naval Ravikant, or Greylock Partners.



Founded in 2013 and with over $17 Million in startup fundraising efforts from Alexis Ohanian or Sam Altman, Patreon is a platform that allows content creators such as artists, YouTubers, photographers, musicians, authors, writers, and so forth to set up pages for their work and get support from their fans. The community is currently comprised of over 2,000 creators. Based in the Bay Area, the company currently employs over 40 people.

Horus Dynamics

Found in 2015, have reached a good position in Horus Dynamics drones research tecnology, expecially in thermal camera network and agricolture device. External investor would provide n effort to this made in Italy company


Carousell is a simple way to sell the unused and underused clutter in your life. Selling is Snap-List-Sell simple, and buy what you want by chatting with sellers right from the app.There are over 26 million items live at the moment. The company has gained significant traction and is based in Singapore. Some of their investors include 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures and Sequoia Capital.


Doormint is a mobile platform for on-demand home based consumer utility services. Investors behind this startup include Helion Venture Partners, Kalaari Capital and Powai Lake Ventures. Based in Mumbai, it has raised almost $7 Million in funding.


Belong scans social media, internet and public sources to identify potential candidates for jobs. Based in Bangalore, the company raised $5 Million from investors such as Matrix Partners and Blume Ventures. Founded in 2014 by Saiteja Veera, Rishabh Kaul, Vijay Sharma, and Sudheendra Chilappagari the company employs over 60 people and growing.




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