A to Z of cool startups, apps, fundings and acquisitions in 2013

A to Z of cool startups, apps, fundings and acquisitions in 2013

Summary: We take a look back at what has been happening across the startup world and discover some great new apps, ideas and companies that made the news during 2013.


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  • Sgrouples

    Sgrouples, the private social network, announced its Member Search feature in July 2013, allowing its users to find their friends and family in the safe social network.

    People use Sgrouples to privately share photos, videos, events, documents, discussions, direct messaging and more, one to one and in separate groups with their friends, family, co-workers and communities. Sgrouples is designed to reflect real life — online.

    At Sgrouples, you own your content, your personal information is private. There are no tracking cookies, no stalking, no spying and no bullying.

    Credit: Sgrouples

  • Tile

    Tile is the first device of its kind. Tile’s range can go far beyond that by using the Bluetooth connection of neighbouring iPhones running the Tile app to cast a wider search net. 

    If you mark a Tile outside of your range as missing, Tile sends out a signal that puts other Tile apps on the search for your missing item.

    This happens in the background, and means that if someone else running the Tile app comes within range of your lost object, the Tile app will identify your item and send you a notification of its location.

    Credit: Tile

  • Upworthy

    Upworthy has been appearing across many Facebook feeds. 87 million people visited the site in November. Its aim is to make useful posts go viral and tug at your heart strings. 

    The site promises to deliver “a steady stream of the most irresistibly shareable stuff you can click on without feeling bad about yourself afterwards”. It is certainly hitting the mark raising $8M in series A funding in September.

    Image: Upworthy



Topics: Start-Ups, CXO, Social Enterprise

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  • Wrike


    Graphite was launched in August 2013 promising to reshape online project collaboration. Wrike is a social collaboration and task management startup in Silicon Valley.

    Graphite promises a “new, clean and evolved way for workers to collaborate in the office or across the globe” and it intends to “contemporize digital and social project management”.

    Credit: Wrike"

    ROFL....Give that copy editor more 'lice'....lol