Crunch #009

๐Ÿš€ Your weekly dose of winning startups

Trevor here. I scout the internet for fascinating startups and projects.

Welcome to Startups Crushing It! โ€” 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 could crush it.


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Urban Oasis: Builds vertical farms (hydroponics). With shorter transportation routes and climate-smart cultivation, they can deliver crispy greens all year round. (Founded: 2020)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ IQM: On a path to deliver a 50-qubit quantum machine by 2024. Finland selected IQM to build its first quantum computer. (Founded: 2018)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Toolbox: On-demand labor marketplace for skilled construction workers. (Founded: 2018)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Solarstone: Replaces traditional roof tiles, shake or shingle roofs with innovative solar modules. (Founded: 2015)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ userbase: Create secure and private web apps using only static JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. (Founded: 2019)

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช AdNavem: A marketplace that connects freight service buyers and transport sellers. (Founded: 2017)

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Billo: Create Facebook Video ads with people who love your brand. (Founded: 2020)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช videoCV: Video-based recruitment platform. Spend less time reading stacks of resumes, and more time finding the best candidates for your business. (Founded: 2017)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ siphox: Merging biochemistry and photonic chip technology. They offer a handheld testing device with RNA/DNA and protein testing for point-of-care and at-home solutions. (Founded: 2020)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Revel Technologies: Inventing the worldโ€™s first caffeine alternative. It's better than caffeine at waking you up. And causes fewer side effects; like anxiety and jitteriness. (Founded: 2020)

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด boardme: Simple and creative user onboarding journey. (Founded: 2019)

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป excelify: Manage your Shopify store data by bulk importing, and exporting human-readable Excel and CSV files. (Founded: 2017)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Better Dairy: Produces dairy products with synthetic biology and yeast fermentation. (Founded: 2020)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Singlelink: Link builder for social media. Built for the community, by the community. (Founded: 2020)

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป CastPrint: Bringing fracture treatment to the 21st century. CastPrint is a custom-made, 3D-printed cast for various types of fracture injuries. (Founded: 2016)


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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.

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