Crunch #008

Your weekly dose of winning startups

Trevor here. Welcome to Startups Crushing It! 

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

Without further ado โ€” here is this week's cohort of formidable startups that are crushing it!


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Depict.ai: A powerful product recommendation engine for your e-commerce store. The suggestion engine increases your online sales by around 4-6%. (Founded 2019, prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ testimonial: Collect video testimonials from your customers so you can better promote your product or brand. (Founded 2020, $3k/mo, bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Juro: Contract automation platform. Empowers your team to create, execute, and track routine contracts at scale. (Founded 2016, prev funding: Series A)

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด speiz: Warehouse solution that empowers suppliers to generate more revenue while reducing environmental footprint. (Founded 2020, prev funding: undisclosed)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Dolea Straw: Produces drinking straws that are sustainable, recyclable, and biodegradable. (Founded 2019, prev funding: undisclosed)

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ publer: Schedule social media posts and tweets. Get insights for social media content. (Founded 2015, prev funding: undisclosed)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ It's Circle Time: Virtual classes for children. Small virtual group meet-ups for 3-6-year-olds. Play, learn and connect from the safety of home. (Founded 2020, $20k/mo, bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ zeet: Secure, zero-configuration, and scalable code deployer. (Founded 2020, $1.3k/mo, bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Fyma: Turns cameras into sensors using AI-sight. Uses computer vision algorithms to make informed strategic decisions. (Founded 2017, prev funding: seed)

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช PermanentLink: Enables book authors to create links that work when the original link breaks. (Founded: 2020, Bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ You need a wiki: Create a wiki with Google Docs. A wiki that your team wants to use. (Founded 2018, $2k/mo, bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ  Podcave: Plan, publish, and promote your podcast โ€” all in one place. (Founded 2018, $3.2k/mo, bootstrapped)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช pagerr: Zero waste solution that utilizes un-used areas for paper printing. (Founded 2019, prev funding: undisclosed)

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช why waste: Reduce food waste at your store with data-driven solutions. (Founded 2016, prev funding: Seed/Venture)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IOON: Device that turns water into sanitizer. Uses silver particles to eradicate bacteria.  (Founded 2019, prev funding: undisclosed)


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