Crunch #005

Your weekly dose of winning startups

Trevor here โ€” and hereโ€™s a cohort of formidable startups that could crush it.

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


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Hooked Foods: Develops a plant-based shredded salmon product.

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ultimate.ai: Customer service automation platform for your contact center.

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ReceiptHero: Delivers receipts automatically from merchants to your banking and accounting apps.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bugfender: Cloud error log storage service for developers. Reproduce and resolve bugs quicker. Provide better customer support with crash reports.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hellosaurus: An online learning platform that offers creative programs, fun activities, and video classes for kids. Built for kids, loved by parents.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช woola: Packaging made of leftover sheep wool. Reduces the plastic waste of online shopping.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Webiny:  Provides serverless developer tools, libraries, ready-made apps, and processes. Reduces the cost of infrastructure and saves you development costs.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Kevin: Secure payments infrastructure. Unlocks open banking protocols to innovate new payments systems.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ wavve: Turn your podcast or musical audio into engaging animated videos. ($134k/mo)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Bumped: Receive shares of stock and securities from your favorite brands while shopping.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช waybiller: Replace your paper-based waybills with digital waybills. 

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Actual Budget: An online platform for budget and savings tracking. Fast and privacy-focused.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช warren: A self-service cloud platform for regional infrastructure service providers.


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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 โ€” Product โ€” Traction โ€” 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 โ€” Product โ€” Traction โ€” 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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