Crunch #004

Your weekly dose of winning startups

Trevor here — and here’s a cohort of formidable startups that are crushing it!

Startups Crushing It! is a newsletter about early-stage and high-growth startups. Congrats! — you’re an early-bird invitee!

The primary focus is on European and US markets. But never say never to various brilliant opportunities.


🇫🇷 ScrapingBee: Web Scraping API that handles headless browsers and rotating proxies. (20k/mo)

🇺🇸 Speak AI: Improve your communication, awareness, well-being, and productivity. Analyze your recordings and gain insights.

🇪🇪 salv: Overcome financial crime and fraud; anti-money laundering (AML) platform. Covers online transactions screening, offline monitoring, sanctions screening, risk-based approach & governance.

🇳🇱 Doka: High-performance image editor in the browser. Easy for JavaScript developers to integrate into their applications.

🇱🇺 taxx: Luxembourgish income tax statement made easy. File your tax returns online; without any prior tax knowledge. ($6.5k/mo)

🇺🇸 SupportBee: Ticket system for collaborative customer support teams. Empowers teams to organize and collaborate on customer support emails.

🇬🇧 veed: Video editing made simple. Make stunning videos, add subtitles, and grow your audience.

🇸🇪 occtoo: Helps brands and retailers create intelligent content.

🇬🇧 Bannerbear: Auto-generate social media visuals, e-commerce banners, dynamic email images, and more. ($8k/mo)

🇫🇮 Rundit: Portfolio management and investment reports. Manage your portfolio and visualize overviews.

🇳🇴 skattesjekk: Search engine for personal finance in Norway. ($4.6k/mo)

🇸🇰 mangools: Keyword research tool; Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP) analysis. — Rank tracking, backlink analysis, and website analysis under one roof.



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As a rule of thumb, I look at startups who have at least built a minimal viable product.

I look for strong positive signals using the FPTM model: Founders — Product — Traction — Mission.


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Startups Crushing It! is a premium newsletter about early-stage (before series A) technology startups. I publish the insights each Tuesday or Friday.

I look for strong positive signals using the FPTM model: Founders — Product — Traction — Mission.

I interview the founder(s), toy around with products, crunch numbers, and based on that, I decide which startups to feature.

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