The 40 Fastest Growing Startups, Revisited – and 42 More

In this post, we revisit the previous list of companies we identified as the fast growing startups poised to raise funding in May 2015. We’ve updated the list with the same search criteria and found 42 new companies that may be ready for funding today.

To get this spreadsheet of companies, go here.


On May 18, 2015, we published a spreadsheet with the 40 fastest growing startups that were likely to raise money. The startups, at the time, were Read more.

© Mattermark 2016. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.

GoButler Raises $8 Million Series A Round

downloadGoButler, the text message based 24/7 on-demand concierge service, announced on Thursday that it has raised a $8 Million funding round led by General Catalyst. Slow Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Lakestar, BoxGroup, Cherry Ventures, and Sound Ventures also participated in this round.

The company’s website boasts the service is “100% free” and customers will pay the exact same amount as if they had ordered themselves. While this takes one revenue channel off the table, it is possible the service … Read more.

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Take Me Home Tonight: Comparing Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and Chariot

Uber’s jump in reported valuation piqued our interest around the office. It took 18 days for Uber’s valuation to rise from an estimated $10 billion to a reported $17 billion. They have yet to close the round. With the flurry of press surrounding the fundraising, the team at Mattermark expects Uber’s Mattermark Score to increase due to a rise in Twitter mentions and web traffic.

The Mattermark Score is an average of all weekly momentum scores. A positive score … Read more.

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Stealthy Seattle Techstars Startup Wire Labs Raises $1.8M of Seed Funding

fullcolorA regulatory filing today reveals that Wire.im cofounders Piragash Velummylum and Jordan Timmerman have raised $1,845,000 for the Seattle-based company Wire Labs. The company is a graduate of the 2013 Techstars Seattle class and their blurb in the Demo Day program simply says “We’re making messaging fun”. They previously raised $150,000 in seed funding earlier this year, as reported by GeekWire.

Mattermark began tracking the company in early August, and it appears they’ve seen an uptick in web traffic … Read more.

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SoCal Laundry Startup Washio Raises $1.3M Equity Round, Haroon Mokhtarzada Joins Board

washio-logoWashio is a Southern California based wash and fold laundry service that picks up your dirty laundry, cleans it, and delivers it to you – and now they have $1.3M from prominent early stage investors to help build a company around solving this problem, according to this regulatory filing.

The cofounders are Jordan Metzner and Juan Dulanto, who have known each other for the past 5 years and met in Argentina while working in the restaurant industry. Metzner franchised … Read more.

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Mobile Personalization Startup Inmobly Raises $690K, Lead By Ohio State Professor

inmobly-logoInmobly revealed in a regulatory filing today that they have raised $690,000 in a priced equity round which includes Ryan Helon of TechColumbus, who has joined the Board of Directors.

The company provides applications which are essential a “mobile DVR”, bringing on-demand content to phones based on predictive algorithms and pre-loading it so it can be viewed offline and without any buffering or wait time. Their mobile apps include inFootball (for soccer fans), inKora (inFootball app in Arabic) and … Read more.

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Stealth Seattle Startup Highspot Raises $500K More in Debt Round

highspotlogoHighspot originally revealed they had raised a $2.25 Million debt round in June, and that number continues to climb according to an amended regulatory filing today, which now lists their total funding amount at $2.7 Million. The company describes itself as “the intersection of business, social, and search” and is lead by ex-Microsoft VP Robert Wahbe.

The company is still in “stealth mode” four months later, putting it’s total time from founding to unveiling at over a year — … Read more.

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e-Learning Startup Gobstopper Raises $1.5M from Relay Ventures

gobstopper-logoAccording to a regulatory filing published this morning, Gobstopper has raised $1.5M in a round lead by Relay Ventures, with partner Kevin Talbot joining the company’s board. Gobstopper provides e-reading tools to help teachers create digital questions and quizzes directly within the text of their assignment, and is cofounded by Jason Singer and Mauricio Alvarez.

Singer, who serves as CEO, is both a veteran of the education industry and a serial Internet startup founders. He previously created two college-prep charter … Read more.

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Serial Entrepreneur Barry Zane Raises $10M for SPARQL City, Helping Data Scientists & Analysts Manipulate Big Data [Updated]

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Mattermark has learned from a regulatory filing that big data startup SPARQL City has raised $10M in venture capital funding.

Update: CEO Barry Zane has informed us that the company is in fact a spin-out from Actian, and says in an email to Mattermark:

We are a spin-out corporation from Actian. The SPARQLBASE product was under development at ParAccel (aka Amazon Redshift), which was acquired by Actian about 4 months ago.
It is a NoSQL product with a combination
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Jesse Robbins & Greg Albrecht Raise $445K for Stealthy Mobile Device Startup OnBeep

07PVE7VS_1374178065729Mattermark has learned that mobile device startup OnBeep has raised some early funding, although the filing does not disclose the source of the convertible note. The company’s website is a simple landing page where you can provide your email address, and the @OnBeep Twitter account profile doesn’t offer too many more hints, simply stating: “The Next Big Thing from @jesserobbins and @ampledata. Coming soon to mobile devices everywhere.”

Cofounders Jesse Robbins and Greg Albrecht are both startup veterans. Robbins … Read more.

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