Crunch #006

Your weekly dose of winning startups

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

Startups Crushing It! is a newsletter about early-stage and high-growth startups. 

The primary focus is on European and US markets. But Iโ€™m always on the watch for new cool ideas or projects.


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช SkySelect: Marketplace for the $100B aircraft parts industry. Unites buyers and sellers for aircraft parts. (previous funding: Series A)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Surrogate: Remote robotics, toys, vehicles, and more; over the internet. Uses an in-house developed game engine and streaming technology suite called SurroRTG. (prev funding: seed, grant)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Segmed: Provides high-quality medical data and tools to companies and researchers developing medical AI algorithms. Currently in beta. (prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด KVS Technologies: Builds smart drones that carry out autonomous power line inspections, and monitor power grids. (prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ MicroLink: Browser as API SaaSโ€” Fast, scalable, and reliable browser automation for developers. (3.5k/mo, Bootstrapped)

Note: MicroLink launched a fresh 3.0 version a couple of weeks ago.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ obie: Bundle together tools like Confluence, Google Drive, Jira, Dropbox, and more. Use it as your team's single source of truth for accessing knowledge. (11k/mo, prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Ecosia: Search engine that plants trees with its ad revenue. (prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท hyperping: Simple and reliable uptime and performance monitoring. (4k/mo, bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ tella: Create engaging videos from your slides and screen recordings. Currently in beta. (prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 1forge: Real-time REST and web sockets service for forex currency quotes. (16k/mo, bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง v7 Labs: Label, train, and deploy artificial intelligence that learns new objects from your data. Filter, tag, and sync the data via the API or their web app. (prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Eziil: Factory efficiency software. Helps you find and resolve manufacturing bottlenecks. (prev funding: seed, grant)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Somatic: Bathroom cleaning robots for office buildings. Higher quality cleaning, with lower staff turnover. Saves around ~50% costs on cleaning bathrooms. (prev funding: seed)


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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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