DotCom Magazine Selects Best 10 New Startups Right Now

Best 10 New Startups
Consumers are always looking for products, services and methods that make their lives easier, more convenient, and solve problems and concerns that affect their everyday life.

Most people think of the tech industry in relation to startups. While a majority of companies are tech-related, smart entrepreneurs know that simple solutions to common problems are also fertile ground for startups. The following are some of the top startups right now to give budding entrepreneurs some ideas.

Business Startups
  1. Founded by Marco Zappacosta, Jonathan Swanson and Sander Daniels, Thumbtack connects individuals to more than 150,000 service professionals in over 700 categories. The company handles over 5 million projects each year generating approximately $2 billion.
  2. Founders Danny Zhang and Peter Szulczewski created the mobile shopping platform Wish for selling cheap products and have more than 100 million registered shoppers. The platform is utilized by Alibaba, Amazon Third Party Program and eBay sellers.

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  3. Redfin was founded by David Eraker. It’s an online real estate marketplace that’s closed over $20 million in home sales.
  4. Sminq, founded by Shachin Bharadwaj, Santhosh Nagarajan and Sheldon Dsouza, is committed to creating a world free of long queues ranging from doctor offices to restaurants. Sminq solves the simple problem of mind-numbing waiting times.
  5. Altifarm raised its startup capital via crowdfunding and was launched by Arun Raj. The company makes modular, compact mini “farms,” allowing people to grow their own fresh produce year-round. It addresses the problems of urban farming that includes time, space and lifestyle and the units have the same environmental footprint as a chair.
  6. Founded by Matt Ayers, Mikey Yang, Kirk Yokomizo, Lyle Fong and John Joh, Lithium is a social media customer management service. The company has worked with notable brands ranging from AT&T and Best Buy to Sony. It has over 300 employees, will exceed $100 million in revenue, and builds company-customer relationships via social media.
  7. A cybersecurity platform, Tanium is in charge of anti-hacking efforts of companies around the globe including Amazon, Best Buy, NASDAQ and the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Founded by David and Orion Hindawi, the company took in $74 million in 2014 and has doubled every year since.
  8. Zenefits signed up more than 10,000 companies across 47 states in its first 18 months. Founders Parker Conrad and Laks Srini sell health insurance and provide HR software to small businesses.
  9. Viptela is in line to earn $100 million. Founded by Amir Khan and Khalid Raza, the network architecture platform for securing and managing networks has been adopted by three of the top 10 global telecom companies.
  10. Skyhigh, founded by Rajiv Gupta, Sekhar Sarukkai and Kaushik Narayan, generated about $25 million in 2014 and continues to increase. The company plans to add 150 more employees for its cloud security system used by clients including Cisco Systems, DirecTV and Hewlett-Packard.

The digital age requires unique answers to a variety of online problems. However, consumers are always looking for products, services and methods that make their lives easier, more convenient, and solve problems and concerns that affect their everyday life.

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Andy Jacob is Editor In Chief of DotCom Magazine, and an entrepreneur and investor based in The United States. Jacob is the founder and CEO of DotCom Magazine. Andy Jacob is also the Founder and CEO of The Jacob Group, bringing more than 20 years of executive experience founding and leading startups and high growth companies. A Message From Andy Jacob, Editor In Chief, DotCom Magazine: It is my goal to provide you with the most amazing digital marketing value ever offered. I have been told by leading PR experts that an interview in DotCom Magazine may be one of the best investments that a company can make for their brand portfolio. I know how hard it is for great entrepreneurs to get the publicity that they deserve. My passion is helping entrepreneurs, and that’s why I purchased the assets of DotCom Magazine three years ago. My vision was to build a platform to help deserving founders and CEO’s get the attention they deserve. We have put this video interview program together to help our client’s business by providing them the best tool ever to help them land more customers, and increase their revenue. I have been fortunate enough to have been a guest financial expert on CBS, ABC, NBC, Time Warner, and Bloomberg. I have built four multi-million-dollar businesses in my career, and my companies have been covered by The Wall Street Journal and numerous other periodicals. I have been an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Winner for my leadership in developing and executing corporate strategy and transformational business practices. After 25 years of building successful businesses, DotCom Magazine is my way to give back to deserving Entrepreneurs, Founders and CEO’s. I firmly believe that your interview with DotCom Magazine may be the best value in digital marketing ever offered. That’s why I guarantee it. My team and I look forward to working with you! Andy Jacob, CEO, DotCom Magazine

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