San Francisco is one of America’s largest hubs for startups.
Each year, thousands of the nation’s brightest young minds flock to the Bay Area for its world-class incubators, massive investment opportunities and close proximity to Silicon Valley.
Uber, Slack and AirBnB are just a few of the heavyweights that successfully launched in San Francisco. But this Californian city isn’t just home to well established brands; a number of new innovative startups have cropped up in recent years that are set to transform the tech industry.
Read on for our pick of the top tech companies in San Francisco.
Now the world’s largest taxi provider, Uber aspires to change the way the world moves by seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through a smartphone app.
Despite still not having made a single profit, this tech unicorn is attracting massive investment. A hedge fund in Saudi Arabia invested a whopping $3.5 billion into the startup in June 2016 to help it tackle new markets.
Funding: $13.8 million
Fancy spending the night in a lighthouse, penthouse or treehouse? Then AirBnB is for you.
AirBnB has properties in 190 countries and has developed proprietary technology that connects users with hosts without investing in a single piece of real estate.
Funding: $4 billion
Hailed as the WhatsApp for team organization, Slack is on a mission to make your working life simpler, more pleasant and more productive.
With over 4 million daily users, it’s clear why Slack has made our list of the top 10 startups in San Francisco.
Funding: $540 million
Shyp takes all the hassle out of shipping a package.
Instead of taking your package to the post office, all you have to do with Shyp is take a snap of whatever it is you want sent and a delivery guy will pick it up from you within minutes.
Funding: $50 million
California’s legalisation of marijuana back in November 2016 has led to dozens of cannabis startups cropping up across the sunshine state.
Eaze helps cannabis connoisseurs #EnjoytheMoment by serving up a wide range of pot-based goodies to 100+ destinations.
Funding: $13 million
Medium is a supercharged publishing app founded by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams that is aiming to take on publishing giant WordPress.
With an estimated 82 million visits in April 2017 alone, it’s no surprise that Medium is one of our picks for top tech company in San Francisco.
Funding: $57 million
Foodies with irritable tummies, rejoice! Nima is a gadget that helps people with a gluten allergy scan and analyse food for peace of mind at mealtime.
Founder Shireen Yates hopes that in the future the Nima sensor can be used to help people with peanut and milk allergies too.
Funding: $4 million
Navdy makes neck and eye strain while driving a thing of the past.
Launched in 2013, Navdy is the world’s first device for your car that lets you look forward safely while driving by projecting GPS directions straight onto the windshield.
Funding: $30 million
An app we all use, yet few of us know it by name. Launched in 2007, Disqus software powers the comments sections of thousands of websites around the world.
Despite having a rocky 2016 in which 20% of its team was laid off, Disqus investors remain optimistic as ever.
It’s rumoured that the Disqus team are currently developing an innovative new analytics platform that will provide meaningful blog engagement insights to clients.
Funding: $11 million
A marketer’s dream. Buffer is a social media management platform that lets you schedule, publish and analyze posts all from its centralized dashboard.
Detailed analytics and impressive team collaboration features are just two of the reasons 1.3 million marketers love Buffer.
Funding: $4 million
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