There are certain factors that makes the startup stand out and make it cool. Either you need to solve a completely different problem or you need to solve it in a way, no one is solving. Here are some cool startups in the world that you should know about.
1.OKCupid:OkCupid, unlike other dating websites provides match % based on user generated quizzes and tests. It helps you to depict what are you looking for in your mate and vice versa through the tests and quizzes. It was also listed in Time’s magazine Top 10 dating sites. It also gives you occasional email of three matches that fit your criteria.
2.SquareUp:It is a card processing system from which you can accept payments using your phone. Yes, you heard it right. When you register at SquareUp, you link your bank account, the company sends you a small square card processor that you connect to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. This card processor reads your credit card. You can swipe credit cards to accept payments. SquareUp doesn’t even charges you high credit card processing fees. You only have to pay 2.75% of the transaction amount. Squareup device is fast, simple and easy to use and it can surely replace the old ways of payment transfer.
3.LightSail Energy:It’s a startup that produces the world’s cleanest and most economical energy storage systems.
Today also, the world is facing a big problem of storing energy. Light Sail energy uses compressed air to store energy, i.e it uses cheapest and cleanest form of energy storage system.
The company, which was founded by Danielle Fong, Steve Crane and Edwin Berlin counts Bill Gates, Peter Thiel and renowned VC Khosla Ventures among its investors.
LightSail is trying to solve one of the biggest problems in energy field. And it will change the world forever for better.
4.Dashed:Dashed is a restaurant-delivery startup service. So, what’s unique about it? The unique thing about Dashed is one factor- Speed. The company delivers food items from more than 700 restaurants and does so in environmentally-friendly vehicles including electric smart cars, bikes and scooters. Their USP lies in the question, who is going to deliver your food? Athletes !
Yes, your food will be delivered by athletes to ensure faster deliveries. Isn’t that amazing?
5.BrandYourself:BrandYourself is an online reputation service. It can manage your digital reputation and can give you positive identity in the digitalized world.
If you are concerned about your digital reputation, you might have Googled your name. With brand yourself you can hide negative information about you on the internet. BrandYourself boosts your positive links on top of the Google. The company has won numerous awards, including “Top 5 College Entrepreneurs” of 2009 by Entrepreneur magazine.
Look great when employers clients and even dates Google you.