Great businesses can be launched any time, even when there’s a downturn in funding.
While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.
Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2016. Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early months of forming a company.
Here are 17 of the top startups to launch so far in 2016.
- Starry is making more powerful Wi-Fi for your house.
- Juicero wants to make the freshest juice you’ve ever tasted.
- Cheddar is betting it can be the new CNBC for millennials.
- Grail wants to develop a test for cancer at the earliest possible stage.
- Juno wants to be a driver-friendly alternative to Uber.
- Otto’s self-driving trucks could revolutionize the industry.
- Simple Habit wants to help stressed-out millennials.
- Comparably can show you how much you’re being paid compared with your peers.
- Zipline’s drones parachute blood and medicine to remote Rwandan cities.
- Nanit is a superpowered baby monitor.
- Truebill wants to stop you from getting ripped off on subscriptions.
- Winnie wants to be the Yelp for parents.
- Ritual is making a better vitamin.
- Recharge lets you rent hotel rooms by the minute for whenever you need a rest.
- Lola is a new kind of a travel agent.
- Pearl will help turn your ‘dumb car’ into a cutting-edge model.
- KnuEdge wants to one-up Google and Intel.