10 most promising startups at Web Summit 2015

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Olga Tkacheva

  1. Whistle: GPS tracker for dogs
    Whistle’s monitoring system features a wireless device that attaches directly to a dog’s collar and a mobile app that allows pet owners to track their dog. Whistle has raised $25 million to date.
  2. hereO: child tracking device
    Founded in 2011 in Israel, hereO makes what it claims is the world’s smallest child watch with built-in GPS and mobile tracking application. Together with its location app, hereO enables parents to follow their children all day. The company has raised some $4 million from undisclosed investors.
  3. Localytics: analytics and marketing platform for mobile and web apps
    Localytics offers an integrated approach to app marketing and analytics to help customers such as ESPN, eBay, Fox and The New York Times automate and optimize each stage of the app lifecycle to keep users engaged and to deliver personalized experiences. A TechStars alumni, the company claims its products are used in more than 37,000 apps on more than 2.7 billion devices. It completed a $35 million Series D round in March bringing total investment to $59.75 million.
  4. Revolut: international money transfer app
    The Revolut app allows users to exchange currencies with no fees and at interbank rates, and to send money through social networks. It also provides a multi-currency card that can be used everywhere MasterCard is accepted, and in ATMs abroad. Its goal is to remove all hidden banking costs. In July Balderton Capital invested in a £1.5 million funding round.
  5. Stratajet: Uber for jets
    The company has spent five years refining an algorithm it claims delivers the charter industry’s only 100-percent-accurate, real-time jet charter booking system for consumers. Its software generates live pricing for the up to 500 available aircraft in its database.The company recently announced a $5 million round from an unnamed backer to fund expansion into the U.S. and Asia.
  6. Eyeota: audience data marketplace
    Eyeota is a cloud-driven data marketplace that helps publishers, agencies, and advertisers to build, segment, monetize, and protect their audience data. Eyeota provides data to help marketers reach online audiences and cut campaign waste while also enabling publishers to monetize their audiences more widely. Founded in 2010 the company has offices in London, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Melbourne and Sydney. It has completed two undisclosed funding rounds.
  7. ChatSim: a new way to stay in touch around the world
    ChatSim is the world’s first SIM card that lets you chat free of charge and with no limits with all the most popular Instant Messaging Apps in the world. With only €10 a year you have unlimited text messages and emoji in every corner of the world.
  8. Double Robotics: Double gives you a physical presence at work or school when you can’t be there in-person.
  1. Medifi : online medical consultations on demand.
    Connect with your doctors from the convenience of your own homes or offices.
  2. Elbi /A global platform for social good, connecting charities and kind-hearted people to make a big difference with little actions.
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