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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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