Thursday, December 17, 2015

Red Rocket's Best Startups of 2015

Posted By: George Deeb - 12/17/2015

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Red Rocket gets introduced to hundreds of startups each year, in the normal course of doing business, or via our involvement with FireStarter Fund, TechStars, Techweek, VentureShot, Founder Institute or other startup groups or events.  We wanted to honor the best of these startups that we met in 2015, in Red Rocket's 4th Annual "Best Startups of the Year".  This list is not intended to be an all-encompassing best startups list, as there are many additional great startups that we are not personally exposed to each year.  And, this list is not intended to be only for businesses that launched in 2015, it is open to startups of any age, that they or their advisors had some personal interaction with us in the last 12 months.  The business simply needed to have a good idea, good team or good traction, that caught our attention.  Congrats to you all!!

THE BEST STARTUPS OF 2015 (in alphabetical order):


Apollo Medical Devices (CEO Patrick Liemkuehler) - B2B Rapid Blood Testing Technology

Bitsbox (CEO Scott Lininger) - B2C Subscription Box That Teaches Kids to Code Technology

Block Six Analytics (CEO Adam Grossman) - B2B Analytics & Marketplace for Sponsorships

Boatbound (CEO Aaron Hall) - B2C Private or Captained Boat Rentals

Built In (CEO Maria Katris) - Localized Business Networking Websites for Digital Tech Space

Dose (CEO Emerson Spartz) - B2C Daily Dose of Amazing Content & Virality Platform

Fitspot (CEO Jonathan Cohn) - B2C On-Demand Personal Trainers to Your Home 

Fooda (CEO Orazio Buzza) - B2C At-Work Lunch Catering Platform from Local Restaurants

Growth Geeks (CEO Bronson Taylor) - B2B Freelance Growth Hackers on Demand

HighGround (CEO Vip Sandhir) - B2B Employee Engagement Platform

Home Chef (CEO Pat Vihtelic) - B2C  Weekly Home Meal Kit Deliveries 

Hooks (CEO Oleg Kozynenko) - B2C Push Notifications for Anything You Want 

Maiday (CEO Sara Bokan) - B2C On-Demand Home Cleaning Service

Networked Insights (CEO Dan Neely) - B2B Social Listening & Insights Platform

Otobots (CEO Arun Simon) - B2C On-Demand Auto Mechanics to Your Home

SoloInsight (CEO Carter Kennedy) - B2B  Smart Gates and Workforce Management Software

Uptake (CEO Brad Keywell) - B2B Internet of Things Data Insights Platform

WeLink (CEO Nathan Chandra) - B2B Location-Based Social Listening Platform

And, don't forget to check out the 2012 winners, 2013 winners and 2014 winners, many of whom continue to be doing great things.


Congratulations to you all!!  Keep up the good work.  


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