It’s been a wild year for tech in San Francisco.
Yet even amidst the turmoil, tech continues to reach new heights, with Salesforce tower now dominating the San Francisco skyline.
San Francisco remains America’s breeding ground for innovative startups, with an ever-growing flock of entrepreneurs busily at work creating the next big thing.
We’ve compiled a list of 19 hot San Francisco startups to watch in the coming year by talking to venture capitalists, active members of the San Francisco tech scene, and looking at fundraising data from PitchBook. To narrow the list down, we kept it to companies headquartered in San Francisco, excluding Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose-based ventures.
The coming year is sure to be a telling one for the San Francisco tech world, here are the hottest startups to watch out for:
Motiv wants to be the future of fitness trackers.
What it is: Motiv makes the Motiv ring, a fitness, heart rate, and sleep tracker in the shape of an attractive metal ring. It’s designed for 24/7 use with an inconspicuous design, a battery that lasts for three days, and waterproofing.
Its on-board memory sets it apart from other fitness wearables, as the ring can be separated from a phone for up to five days, and still store all activity data. The company wants to be the simple answer for people looking to improve their health.
Founded: 2013 by Michael Strasser, Eric Strasser, Curt von Badinski, and Peter Twins
Funding: $20.18 million from Granite Ventures, Soda Rock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Read More Here