Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Red Rocket's Best Startups of 2022

Posted By: George Deeb - 12/14/2022


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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 various startup groups or events.  We wanted to honor the best of these startups that we met in 2022, in Red Rocket's 11th 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 2022, 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 2022 (in alphabetical order):

Alpharank (CEO, Jay Rosenblatt) - B2B optimize online sales for banks

Alpine-X (CEO, John Emery) - B2C indoor snowsports resorts

Automatic (CEO, Eric Burney) - B2C used car finance

Contino (CEO, Robert Orr) - B2B2C urethral insert for bladder control

CRS (CEO, Marco Buhlmann) - B2B append credit data to approve card charges

Cusa (CEO, Jim Lamancusa) - B2C instant coffees and teas for people on the go

Duradry (CEO, Jack Benzaquen) - B2C antiperspirant for excess sweating

Moxey (CEO, Charlie Davis) - B2C a bartering currency

Pencil One (CEO, Tong Jiao) - B2B ecommerce photography production

Shortlist (CEO, Jeff Hyman) - B2B prescreened hiring candidates in days, not months

Tribucha (CEO, Mark Mullins) - B2C shelf stable, great tasting kombucha

TVDataNow (CEO, John Hamilton) - B2B CTV advertising measurement

VIZZR (CEO, Jian Wei) - B2B field service management platform from Ford and Salesforce

And, don't forget to check out the 2012 winners2013 winners2014 winners2015 winners2016 winners2017 winners2018 winners2019 winners2020 winners, and 2021 winners, many of whom continue to be doing great things.

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

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