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The Ecosystem of San Francisco Startups

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#1 worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem of San Francisco is ranked at number 1 globally, and shows a strong hold by moving 0 spots since 2021. San Francisco also ranks at number 1 in United States, and 1 in North America.

San Francisco is an ideal place to locate for Ecommerce & Retail, Education and Energy & Environment startups. As the most popular industries in San Francisco, there is a sample of 2193 Ecommerce & Retail startups in San Francisco, 583 Education startups in San Francisco, and 478 Energy & Environment startups in San Francisco, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 3 startups in San Francisco, 2 accelerators in San Francisco, 1 coworking spaces in San Francisco, 1 organizations in San Francisco and 1 leaders in San Francisco.

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Medium is rethinking how ideas and storied are shared with the world. We believe: - Great ideas can come from anywhere - People create better things together - Design matters at a deep level We also care deeply about how media shapes the lives of individuals and the decisions of society — and we think it can be better. We have a world-class engineering and design team, which we are looking to grow slowly and deliberately. Let us know if you're interested.  Read more
Eventbrite brings people together around the power of live events. Founded in 2006, the innovative ticketing, registration, and event discovery platform has sold more than 140M tickets in 176 countries, and processed over $2B in gross ticket sales (25% of the in the last six months). We’re transforming the ticketing and registration industry from the ground up, and we're looking for amazing people to help us change the way people get together.  Read more
This year we're focused on three things: Amazing features specifically for the creators of Yelp's unmatched local review content - namely our incredible community. International expansion - bringing Yelp to the world. Closing the loop with local businesses - Yelp Platform and more tools to help businesses see the value they're getting from Yelp.  Read more
JUUL is a manufacturer and distributor of electronic nicotine vaporizers. Read more
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social games with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games, including CityVille, Zynga Poker, Draw Something, Hidden Chronicles, FarmVille, CastleVille, Words With Friends, Empires & Allies, Scramble With Friends, Café World, The Pioneer Trail, Indiana Jones™ Adventure World and Mafia Wars. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android.  Read more
MoEngage is a Mobile App Engagement & Marketing Platform, which helps Companies understand their Mobile App users better and reach out with relevant content at the right time using the right medium. Analytical tools like Flurry, Google Analytics are not user centric – for example they tell you that 25% of the users dropped off after two weeks but they don't tell you who those users are. This is where MoEngage comes in. We build User profiles based on Behavior and Contextual information including location. We then segment the users into User-centric segments like Engaged users, High spenders, Lapsed users, etc. Our platform then allows the App Companies to reach out to their user segments via Push Notifications/In-App Messaging/Emails, driving Engagement & Conversions. MoEngage is a Mobile Marketing Automation by the team behind DelightCircle, which is a featured app on App Stores, having 200,000 Mobile Downloads. We have built MoEngage from our Experience scaling DelightCircle. Read more
News Break is the Nation's #1 Intelligent Local News Platform Read more
Twilio is a web-service API that lets you use your existing web languages and skills to build voice and SMS applications. We focus on building a simple, powerful, pay-as-you-go communications platform so that you can focus on what you do best. Read more
Bolt is a consumer checkout and fraudulent management solutions provider for e-commerce platforms. Read more
Arkose Labs solve multimillion-dollar fraud problems for the world’s most targeted businesses with zero friction to users. Read more
Narvar is a customer experience platform that helps retailers inspire long-term customer loyalty, at all steps of the post-purchase journey. Read more
Disqus is a commenting platform that enables websites to build active communities. Communities powered by Disqus are connected through a shared network of users and discussion. Explore Disqus communities at http://disqus.com/explore Read more
IMVU is a social entertainment website where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, play games, and develop online communities. Read more
PubMatic enables publishers to realize the full potential of their digital assets. Since its founding in 2006, PubMatic has consistently been first-to-market with industry-changing products, services and systems for publishers. Our products are supported by always-on consulting and services that reflect our belief in putting publishers' needs first. Read more
Singular, a marketing intelligence platform, unifies marketing analytics, giving marketers actionable insights from previously siloed data Read more
Our goal at Evernote is to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. From saving thoughts and ideas to preserving experiences to working efficiently with others, Evernote’s collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive.  Read more
The Athletic is an online media company that specializes in online news publishing for the sports industry. Read more
The new standard in research. Bringing the scale of mobile apps to the insights industry. Read more
We're building a platform of community-supported products to inspire fairness across the financial world. The Earnin app allows people to reject the current system in order to get to a better place financially. Read more
Matterport makes it easy for anyone to create immersive cloud-based 3D models of real-world spaces that can be experienced, changed, and shared online. Read more
WHY WE'RE HERE You need great content to be better at what you do, and understand your world – whether you’re a parent or political leader, obsessed with pandas or space travel. Flipboard collects quality content on your favorite topics from the world’s most trusted sources, and presents them in a beautiful magazine format. See for yourself: try Flipboard on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Read more
VSCO Cam® VSCO Cam is a camera app for iOS and Android. In launch week, Cam for iOS was download over 1M times, was App Store’s #1 Free Photo app (US), #1 Photo app (40+ countries) and #1 Top Grossing Photo app (US). Recently released for Android, Cam has featured on The Verge, Engadget and FastCo, trended on Twitter (Top 5 WW) and partnered with Levi's, CNN and Gap. - VSCO Grid℠ A minimalist publishing platform, VSCO Grid is a curated showcase of the best in mobile photography. VSCO Grid is founded on the idea that beauty can be found by anyone in anyplace. - VSCO Film® Film emulation Presets and Camera Profiles for Adobe Lightroom, ACR and Aperture, VSCO Film’s technology delivers results previously unattainable in photo processing. VSCO Film streamlines workflow and produces beautiful imagery. - VSCO Keys VSCO Keys is a customizable, keyboard shortcut tool for Adobe Lightroom. VSCO Keys allows for rapid image processing reducing time spent editing images.  Read more
Fountain is the leading talent platform for the hourly workforce. Read more
Smule develops music-making apps that connect people online. Read more
Nutanix unifies private, public, and distributed clouds, and empowers IT to deliver applications and data that power their businesses. Read more
Lever builds applicant tracking software for modern hiring. Recruiters, managers, interviewers, and candidates are currently forced to use outdated, clunky software. Hiring skilled labor is critical to every business, and companies are ready to switch. Lever brings a fresh approach and a passion for excellent software. We focus on the candidate-company relationship and deliver unique insights into companies' talent. Read more
Plex is an entertainment company that provides a streaming media platform where users can enjoy free movies and TV shows. Read more
Udacity is building a product to innovate education. Read more
Credit Sesame is a credit and loan company that makes consumer credit and loan management simple and automated. Read more
On-demand carsharing marketplace Share cars with people nearby. Rent anything from a Prius to a Tesla. Rent, unlock, and drive – all with your phone! Read more
Uplift is an enterprise buy now, pay later solution offering a complete range of personalized payment options. Read more
VRChat is a virtual reality social platform that allows users to easily build social virtual reality content. Read more
Kinsights is an advice-sharing network for parents. Each member's profile, activity, interests, and pediatric health record work together, helping us proactively surface a relevant community – personalized for each parent. By safely monitoring your child's medical records, you'll be able to ask questions of parents who have been in your shoes before, and see the questions parents in your situation are asking. Along the way, we'll give you access to great resources and useful, well-designed data.  Read more
Waymo improves transportation by developing self-driving technology developed in Google’s labs. Read more
Honor is a home-care technology company that partners with local agencies to provide reliable, high-quality in-home care. Read more
Philo offers an entertainment-focused streaming service nationwide. Read more
PubNub is a blazingly fast cloud-hosted messaging service for building real-time web and mobile apps. Hundreds of apps and thousands of developers rely on PubNub for delivering “human-perceptive” real-time experiences that scale to millions of users worldwide. PubNub delivers the infrastructure needed to build amazing MMO games, social apps, business collaborative solutions, and more. Read more
From live sports & local radio to news, music & podcasts, TuneIn is one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world. Read more
Brave Software focuses on increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while growing ad revenue share for content creators. Read more
*** We've just opened a new engineering office in San Francisco and are hiring 40 people. Watch the video above to learn about our mission, history, platform, office and open roles! *** BigCommerce helps SMBs not only launch beautiful, professional online stores but also drive huge amounts of traffic using built-in integrations with eBay, Facebook, Google Adwords, Google Product Search and hardcore search engine optimization. Quick statistics: - Over 50,000 clients - $3BN in orders processed - $75M in VC raised - Market leader - Founded in 2009 - Offices in San Francisco, Austin and Sydney  Read more
We’ve built the most intuitive and accurate rental search experience for tenants www.zumper.com. Updated in real-time, and populated with listings posted directly to our platform as well as from our partners, we deliver high response rates and up to date availability. In August 2013 we released our tenant facing iPhone app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zumper-find-your-next-home/id678683201?mt=8), which offers tenants a fast search, browse, and massage experience as well as alerts for new listings that match their criteria. We’ve also built the industry's leading mobile-first software tools - Zumper Pro www.zumper.com/pro - an integrated mobile and desktop experience for landlords, agents and property managers, taking them mobile and enabling them to lease faster. We have great VCs behind us and, most importantly, we're hiring - come join us! Apply on AngelList or email us at hello@zumper.com Read more
Gigya’s Connected Consumer Management Suite enables the world’s largest brands, including Pepsi, Verizon and ABC to understand and connect more closely with today’s mobile and socially connected consumers. Our technology helps businesses access, consolidate and manage permission-based identity and behavior data, while providing deep customer insights that turn data into action. Through products like Social Login, Registration-as-a-Service, Social Plugins and Gamification, Gigya provides clients with the rich data, intelligence, and tools needed to reach consumers with the right messages, on the right platforms at the right time. Gigya drives user acquisition and engagement for 700 enterprises and reaches 1.5 billion unique users per month, ensuring that today’s businesses stay relevant in the age of the connected consumer. Read more
Next Insurance is an online-based insurance company for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Read more
HackerRank, the developer skills company, helps businesses attract, evaluate and hire the best technical talent from around the world. Read more
Repl.it is a browser-based integrated development environment for cross-platform collaborative coding. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United States Ranked by StartupBlink

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