Top Silicon Valley Startups of 2018 Already Making Waves
Home to some of the world’s top investors, tech entrepreneurs, and industry-leading startups, it’s no secret that Silicon Valley is the hub of the tech world, and the center where it all happens.
From software like Buddy Punch that’s designed to help make everyday tasks easier, to tools that provide solutions to common problems, there’s no shortage of innovations and startups that are arriving on the scene every day, both from within Silicon Valley, and outside of it as well.
If you’re curious about what’s happening with startups in Silicon Valley and looking to keep up-to-date on the latest innovations that are coming out of this area, you’ve come to the right place. Here are just a few top Silicon Valley startups to watch in 2018.
Motiv: Smart Fitness Device
Most of us are already aware of the benefits of fitness trackers such as Fitbit; that device that monitors our activity counts our steps, and helps us to work our way towards a healthier lifestyle. Motiv, however, is a newcomer to the smart fitness scene, and this device is taking things to a whole new level. With its sleek design and smart technology, Motiv promises to be the perfect combination of, “Fit, form and function.” It doesn’t just track activity; it monitors sleep and heart rate too. All that goodness packed into a tiny ring that is ultralight and hardly noticeable. You’ll want to keep an eye out for this one!
Spoke: Workplace Request Management
Spoke is, “The simpler, smarter way to manage workplace requests.” Spoke helps simplify the everyday chaos by answering employees’ questions and getting them the correct information, every time. Unlike other automated services though, Spoke actually learns as time goes on, adding more questions and answers to its program. It’s an ideal solution for getting employees the answers they need, while allowing you to get your work done without interruption. Speak and it’s done!
Modsy: 3D Modeling for Simpler Interior Design
Modsy is a new innovative solution that lets you, “Try on furniture in your 3D home.” This program aims to simplify interior design, helping to match you with pieces that are perfect for your style, and allowing you to arrange and adjust the furniture to see how it fits. It takes the guesswork and frustration out of shopping, and lets you see exactly how a piece will look, before you bring it home.
Skycatch: Drone Data Solution
Skycatch is an all-in-one drone and data solution for enterprises, giving construction companies access to the data they need to make decisions with centimeter accuracy. Thanks to the Skycatch drones, that offer a full, 360-degree view of any project from above and provide feedback almost immediately. Skycatch also gives users the ability to export multiple data types including algorithmically modified 3D point clouds, photorealistic 3D meshes, and more. With this solution, the sky’s the limit!
Medallia: Customer Experience Management
Customers today have more choice than ever, however, despite an endless array of brands all competing for attention, only a handful of companies stand out thanks to their superior customer service. Medallia is a solution that connects companies with consumers via their customer experience management software solution. This program makes it easy for companies to learn more about their customers through easy-to-use surveys, emails, chatbots, and more. The result? A better customer experience.
When it comes to tech startups, there’s a lot to watch for in 2018 –and beyond!
What startups do you believe show the most promise? Share the ones you feel should have been featured on this list.
Eric Czerwonka is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Buddy Punch, an employee time tracking software company founded in 2013 that provides employee management solutions for any small and large companies alike – anyone with employees from startups right to corporations and anyone with a remote team to manage.
In the future, Eric hopes to continue to fit each problem with the correct solution through the use of technology as well as innovation. Eric also holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.