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Boston Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Global Ranking
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Health
#3 worldwide
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Software and Data
#3 worldwide
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Foodtech
#4 worldwide

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The Startup Ecosystem of Boston is ranked at number 6 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -2 spots since 2020. Boston also ranks at number 4 in United States, and 4 in North America.

Boston is an ideal place to locate for Health, Software and Data and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in Boston, there is a sample of 341 Health startups in Boston, 113 Software and Data startups in Boston, and 112 Foodtech startups in Boston, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 911 startups in Boston, 5 accelerators in Boston, 3 coworking spaces in Boston, 4 organizations in Boston and 2 leaders in Boston.

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At TripAdvisor, we believe in the power of travel — and in helping you make the most of every trip. With over 500 million candid traveler reviews, we can help you make the right choice when you shop for hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Read more
Our Mission Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online Advance teaching and learning through research Our Story Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. With more than 90 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings® with our founders receiving the top honors, and edX partner institutions ranking highly on the full list. Read more
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based business and clinical services for physician practices. The Company's service offerings are based on proprietary web-native practice management, electronic health record (EHR) software, a continuously updated payer knowledge-base and integrated back-office service operations. Read more
BookBub helps millions of readers discover great deals on acclaimed ebooks while providing leading publishers and authors a way to drive sales and find new fans. Read more
Socrative helps teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, smartphones and laptops. Through the use of real time questioning, auto-correction, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can accurately gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Teachers are then able to make informed decisions about how to best use the subsequent minutes of class. After the activities, teachers receive detailed reports to further assist in personalizing learning. Socrative is available as an iOS app, Android App or for use on any browser. Currently more than 330,000 teachers have registered for Socrative accounts.  Read more
Alignable shifts the power to local businesses by giving them a place to network, market together, grow and support their communities. Read more
Wistia makes it easy to control and customize the experience around your video so you can bring more viewers back to your site, learn how to make better videos, and integrate video into all of your marketing campaigns. Read more
Memrise makes learning vocabulary fast, fun and effective by combining memory science and vibrant crowd-sourced content. Read more
LogRocket records videos of user sessions with logs and network data, identifying UX problems and revealing the root cause of every bug. Read more
EnergySage is the "Expedia of Solar" - the industry's first online comparison-shopping marketplace for solar panel systems for homes, businesses and non-profits. EnergySage helps consumers research and shop for solar photovoltaic and other clean energy systems. Our Lending-Tree like comparison-shopping platform allows homeowners, businesses and non-profits to easily and quickly solicit and compare competitive quotes for solar PV systems and associated financing options including loans, leases and PPAs. We empower the prospective solar consumers and offer an unprecedented level of choice and transparency into prices and product and installer quality, financing options and allowing them to quickly and easily determine the best value for them. EnergySage was selected for two DOE SunShot awards ($500,000 in June 2012 and $1.25M in October 2013) - as a platform that can help reduce customer acquisition costs in the solar PV industry. Read more
Buoy builds a free digital health tool that helps people – from the moment they get sick – start their health care on the right foot. Started by a team of doctors and computer scientists working at the Harvard Innovation Laboratory in Boston MA, Buoy was developed in direct response to the downward spiral we’ve all faced when we attempt to self-diagnose our symptoms online.  Read more
Wanderu is the simplest way to find and book bus and train travel in North America. With partnerships in place with over 20 different providers, Wanderu Instantly searches through hundreds of routes, operators and schedules, empowering travelers to get exactly where they need to go. Find the perfect ride to any destination, while saving loads of time and money. No more frustration. Just Wanderu and get there. Read more
LovePop creates a precious handmade keepsake that unfolds like a miniature surprise. Read more
Boundless is making education more accessible and affordable. Boundless is building an innovative learning platform by curating the world’s best open educational content in 20+ subjects and delivering interactive learning tools to college students. Students at thousands of colleges are ditching expensive textbooks and discovering Boundless Learning Technologies that go way beyond traditional books. Boundless textbooks are available for free and premium across multiple channels. Read more
Our simple, innovative software solutions give you visibility into the risk associated with your IT, your users and the real threats you face. Our software helps you quickly prioritize threats, manage risk, and take the right steps to improve your organization's security. We understand every organization is different and the best approach for you may not be the best approach for someone else. With broad visibility and contextual insight into what's happening in your information security environment, we give you the ability to adapt to whatever obstacles rise up in the road before you so your organization can go as fast as it needs. Read more
Celtra enables scalable rich media mobile advertising across the most popular mobile devices and platforms. Read more
Brightcove is a leading global provider of cloud content services, providing a family of products used to publish and distribute the world’s professional digital media. These include Brightcove Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform, and Brightcove App Cloud, a pioneering content app platform. More than 3,800 customers in over 50 countries rely on Video Cloud to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. Read more
Our patent pending technology revolutionizes the way US military professionals connect, develop and pursue fulfilling career opportunities -- both during their military careers, and upon their inevitable transition to the civilian sector. Read more
Grasshopper is the virtual phone system designed for entrepreneurs to make their small businesses sound more professional and their remote teams stay connected on the go. Features include: * Toll free or Local number * Main greeting * Extensions * Call forwarding to any cell, home or office pone * Voicemail to email * Faxes to email * Voicemail transcription * And more Since 2003, over 100,000 small businesses have used Grasshopper to run their business. The Entrepreneur's Phone System  Read more
Sutori is an interactive presentation tool used by over 1.4m educators and students. Read more
We pay cash for used gadgets, easy as that. Then we send them on their way to a fresh life with new owners. Gazelle is simple, it's green, and it works for everyone. Read more
Yesware helps companies and salespeople make more money. We've started with email - adding features that companies like OpenDNS, Trump Hotels, Acquia, Marin Software, Mimeo, Wildfire, Brightcove, Motorola, Yammer, LivingSocial and many more have adopted throughout their sales organization. Over 300,000 entrepreneurs and salespeople have used Yesware. Please give it a try for free at www.yesware.com Read more
Our beta, Evia, is the first conversational AI software that helps you compare real car insurance quotes by simply texting a picture of your license plate. Read more
Panorama Education is a Boston-based Y Combinator (S13) company devoted to helping K-12 teachers and schools improve. We work with over 4000 schools across some of the largest public school districts and charter networks in the country (including Teach for America and the Los Angeles Unified School District), providing sophisticated data analytics based on student feedback data. By curating feedback from students, parents, teachers, and staff we help schools improve teaching, increase student and parent engagement, attract and retain great teachers, and foster a positive campus culture.  Read more
Tripleseat is a web based Sales and Event Management Solution for owners and operators of restaurants, hotels and unique venues that provide private dining, catering or banquets. Tripleseat is simple and straightforward web application. It answers a need that has largely been a manual process for restaurant and banquet facility managers. The banquet and private dining business are overlooked and neglected. Yet the event business can represent over 30% of the revenue for restaurants and hotels and is very profitable if managed and marketed properly. Tripleseat takes the hassle, confusion and manual process out of the equation while helping venues grow their event business.  Read more
Thousands of companies – from startups to industry-leading brands – rely on uTest as a critical component of their testing processes for fast, reliable and effective testing. With a global community of QA professionals, uTest enables companies to easily test their applications under real-world conditions. uTest Apphance enables mobile developers to know precisely how their apps are working in the test lab and in the wild. A single library enables over-the-air app, crash reports, in-app bug reports and user feedback. Now developers can discover in real-time precisely what’s working – and what’s not – with their mobile apps apps. uTest Applause - Applause is a mobile app analytics product that crawls and analyzes more than 70 million reviews from the iOS, Google Play and Windows Phone app stores. Applause measures app quality and user satisfaction across ten key attributes, and provides each app with an easy-to-consume 0-100 “Applause Score.” Read more
User Interviews is the fastest way to recruit participants for product tests and market research. Read more
Jobble is the on-demand marketplace connecting businesses with people looking for flexible work. Read more
Our vision is to free developers from infrastructure maintenance duties so they can focus 100% on developing great applications. The CloudBees Platform as a Service (PaaS) enables that vision. Read more
Live Lingua offers online classes via Skype with native, experienced and certified teachers in 11 of the most commonly spoken languages worldwide: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Unlike other online language schools, Live Lingua offers the services of highly qualified professionals, who go through a thorough selection and training procedure to be part of our teaching community. Unlike brick and mortar schools, Live Lingua does not require you to move around or adjust your schedule. With the obstacle of inconvenience being eliminated it becomes much easier to achieve your goal of learning a language. Read more
Markforged is looking to design and scale impactful parts for 3D printing distribution such as PPE and patient devices. Read more
Zeppelin is a mobile application that brings your Business to your fingertips. Zeppelin connects to various business applications, pulls out important data and presents it in a simple and concise way. This gives executives the ability to get important business insights without having to log into multiple applications or search through their email inboxes. Most BI products are still built to run on desktops of company analysts and not executives on the road. Read more
We're working to bring a better way to pay to every consumer (1.5MM so far) and every merchant (5,000 so far). We're building new infrastructures to drive the cost of payment processing down… eventually to zero, so businesses don't have to pay $50BN in card fees each year. We're opening up APIs and SDKs to enable merchants, developers and anybody else to build incredible apps that leverage the information in each transaction. Our vision is big, exciting, challenging and quite possibly impossible. But we're a company filled with smart people (70+ and counting), backed by $50MM from other smart people (Google Ventures, Deutsche-Telekom, founders of Discover Card) and we're on the road to making our vision a reality. LevelUp has built one great application, a utility app that lets you pay with your phone and save at 5000+ merchants. But, there's a lot more that LevelUp can do. Working with our partners, we have released 20+ custom branded payment apps, and we continue to build more.  Read more
Mendix is the app platform company for the enterprise. We enable companies to build, integrate and deploy web and mobile applications faster and with better results, effectively driving ROI in days not months. We've seen firsthand how painful, frustrating, and unsuccessful application development projects can be. Mendix was founded on the premise that if you make development radically faster and simpler while improving collaboration between IT and the business, you'll deliver better applications and drive significant business value. Read more
Veracode provides the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform. Veracode's patented and proven cloud-based capabilities allow customers to govern and mitigate software security risk across a single application or an enterprise portfolio with unmatched simplicity. Veracode was founded with one simple mission in mind: to make it simple and cost-effective for organizations to accurately identify and manage application security risk. Read more
We’re a tech company focused on making online travel better. Unlike most other booking sites that sell their own inventory, we're a travel tool that doesn't sell anything. We search other travel sites for you and show their offer in a clear, intuitive display - so you can easily compare and filter the results. Once you find what you want, we let you choose where to book whereas most other travel sites do not. And doesn't it feel good to know you made the best decision? And because our tech team is constantly looking for ways to make travel planning and trip management even easier, we offer a variety of tools and features such as KAYAK Trips, Explore and Price Forecast, along with our award-winning mobile app. KAYAK is available in over 30 countries and 18 languages. Each year we process over one billion queries for travel information, and our free mobile app has been downloaded over 40 million times. Read more
TaxJar is the leading technology solution for busy eCommerce sellers to manage sales tax. We're 100% remote. Read more
CustomMade is an online marketplace connecting customers who want one-of-a-kind creations with professional and passionate Makers of those goods. We believe that things mean more when they are created especially for you and that, when it matters, you can and should have it made. We know there are thousands of professional Makers – independent artisans, small business owners and talented craftspeople – located throughout the Unites States and Canada who can meet the needs of customers looking for things that are special, meaningful and built just for them. Our goal is to build and evolve a vibrant, one-of-a-kind online platform that is safe, easy and secure. In doing this, we are making buying custom goods a viable alternative to traditional retail, while helping  Read more
StudentUniverse is a technology company that provides students with exclusive deals. We've built our own search, booking and verification tech. We're basically a bunch of geeks and business people that run the most visited student deals site in the U.S. By verifying student status we are able to offer students access to exclusive deals and experiences. We connect with a large network of engaged members and millions of students visit StudentUniverse every year.  Read more
We're on a mission to enable game studios of all sizes to create sustainable businesses while providing gamers everywhere with more meaningful competitions that go beyond "gold stars" and virtual rewards. Read more
We have a simple idea – make payments easier for people by letting them use the credit cards they prefer, to pay for things they want, when they want to. Read more
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