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The Ecosystem of San Francisco Startups

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Ecommerce & Retail
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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 2020. 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 2355 Ecommerce & Retail startups in San Francisco, 664 Education startups in San Francisco, and 516 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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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
The new standard in research. Bringing the scale of mobile apps to the insights industry. Read more
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
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
Singular, a marketing intelligence platform, unifies marketing analytics, giving marketers actionable insights from previously siloed data 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
Sift Science fights fraud with machine learning. We help sites across the internet protect themselves from malicious users -- spam, fraud, scams, etc. Our algorithm has learned one million patterns that predict fraud and it's learning more each day. Read more
Bridge Oak connects Oakland residents with innovative financial services. Read more
The Miles app rewards your daily commute and all of your travel. Earn miles and redeem for exclusive rewards on your smartphone. 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
Apptimize is the high performance, reliable way to AB test your native Android and iOS applications. Test anything you can imagine, from complex user flows to checkout funnels to logins. Our results page shows you realtime data on what your users are doing and our dashboard lets you adjust how many users experience each variation live. Users also use our library for feature validation and phased rollouts of new features.  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
Khan Academy is a non-profit that provides a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We're building a virtual classroom to support millions of learners in assessing knowledge, encouraging cooperative learning, and providing real-time learner data. We're radically rethinking how to leverage technology inside and outside the classroom. http://www.khanacademy.org/about Interested in social ROI? Contact donate at khanacademy.org.  Read more
Brave Software focuses on increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while growing ad revenue share for content creators. Read more
Arkose Labs solve multimillion-dollar fraud problems for the world’s most targeted businesses with zero friction to users. Read more
Split Software is a feature delivery platform that builds software for engineering teams to build products. Read more
99% of people can't make websites. While CMS's and site builders have been trying to solve this problem for years, they require users to adopt the platform for their entire site, and always come with an intimidating set of jargon and complex menus. POWr makes website creation and management easy by providing functionality WHEN & WHERE you need it. Add forms, galleries, social media, and more without ever viewing a line of code. Update content and design without ever leaving your page. POWr revolutionizes the way websites are made. We've developed a cloud-based platform that makes it 10x easier to add and manage core website components (forms, galleries, social media integration, etc), no matter what CMS you use. From Kindergartners to Grandmas, POWr brings website building to the masses.  Read more
Plex is an entertainment company that provides a streaming media platform where users can enjoy free movies and TV shows. Read more
Online learning software in K12 is one of the fastest growing markets on the planet, and Clever is quickly becoming the infrastructure these apps depend on. Today, many of the biggest and most innovative applications in education are already powered by Clever, and our platform is just getting started. Read more
Luka is a software development company based in San Francisco, California Read more
PayJoy provides smartphone-enabled consumer financing solutions. Read more
Pixlee is the quickest and easiest way to create, manage, and measure successful user-generated photo campaigns. We're tackling the intersection of photos and data to change the face of marketing by delivering personalized visual content at scale.  Read more
Gumroad enables creatives to sell directly to their audience — so that they can make a living doing what they love. Writers, designers, game developers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers use Gumroad to earn money off of their creative efforts. Read more
We use AI-driven optimization and personalization to continuously find better ways to connect with your customers Read more
Evolv Technology Solutions is an autonomous optimization platform for the digital era. Read more
FeedMob is a mobile ad platform that specializes in honest, post-install KPI driven mobile advertising at scale.  Read more
MyFitnessPal is a free, comprehensive nutrition and fitness system that makes it easy for you to attain your fitness goals and live healthier. Take advantage of MyFitnessPal’s precise, personalized & powerful tools, like our vast meal database of over 3 million foods, and incredibly simple food & exercise trackers. Connect with your friends and become part of our active, global community of more than 50 million people, each on their own journey to health. Read more
LeetCode is a social platform for IT interviews. 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
IMVU is a social entertainment website where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, play games, and develop online communities. Read more
Aptoide (www.aptoide.com) is an Android marketplace for applications with multiple stores managed by our partners and clients. Aptoide offers not only a main store but also the possibility for any user to create and manage its own store. This unique approach to the apps marketplace ecosystem allows rapid growth foundedon users’ collaborative work. In fact, it ensures greater diversity of applications and better capacity for dissemination and propagation of Aptoide among new users. Read more
AviaGames is a mobile skill gaming company that creates a game competition platform that’s easy for everyone to play and win real money. Read more
News Break is the Nation's #1 Intelligent Local News Platform Read more
Varo Money is mobile banking app with no account fees, high-yield savings, early direct deposit. Available iOS and Android. Read more
The Athletic is an online media company that specializes in online news publishing for the sports industry. 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
Credit Sesame is a credit and loan company that makes consumer credit and loan management simple and automated. Read more
Padlet is the easiest way to put stuff on the Internet, with anyone, on any device. 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
VRChat is a virtual reality social platform that allows users to easily build social virtual reality content. Read more
Beacons is an online website platform for creators. 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
BlueStacks is the 2nd largest PC gaming platform in the world focused on bringing together PC gamers and the entire Android gaming library. Read more
ZineOne uses AI to deliver intelligent customer experiences in key moments to delight customers, foster loyalty, and increase revenue. 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
Vuukle lets large scale publishers personalize content for their readers by matching readers interests with the right content on their website. Read more
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