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The Ecosystem of Boston Startups

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Health
#2 worldwide
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Education
#3 worldwide
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Foodtech
#3 worldwide

notable startups
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The Startup Ecosystem of Boston is ranked at number 5 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 1 spots since 2021. Boston also ranks at number 4 in United States, and 4 in North America.

Boston is an ideal place to locate for Health, Education and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in Boston, there is a sample of 432 Health startups in Boston, 241 Education startups in Boston, and 235 Foodtech startups in Boston, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 3 startups in Boston, 1 accelerators in Boston, 1 coworking spaces in Boston, 4 organizations in Boston and 1 leaders in Boston.

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Jolt offers head impact tracking in real time, with powerful analytics presented in clear actionable terms that empower parents and coaches to ensure their child's safety in the critical moments following a traumatic head impact. Read more
Cryoocyte is developing a novel technology to cryopreserve fish eggs. Egg freezing will enable fish farms globally to become less spawning dependent and produce year round at full capacity. Cryoocyte also will create a genetic egg bank of critically endangered and wild species to preserve aquatic biodiversity. Finally, frozen eggs could be transported over greater distances, creating opportunities for many low cost hatching operations globally. Read more
Glance improves the way businesses interact with their customers with next generation cobrowse, screen share and agent video technology. Read more
Global VIllage Fruit develops and markets nutritious, delicious products from under-recognized superfruits. Read more
Jobcase is a social media platform dedicated to empowering America's workforce. 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
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
##What's the product?## ProfitWell provides subscription and SaaS metrics that are 100% accurate and absolutely free. Sign up takes 1-click, giving you access to your monthly recurring revenue, churn, lifetime value, and all of your other necessary subscription financial metrics. Integrates with Stripe, Braintree, Zuora, Chargebee, Chargify, Recurly, and others with the ProfitWell API. Features and metrics include MRR growth charts, Cohorts, Churn reports, Cash flow reports, etc. ##What does it help users do?## We've seen inside more subscription businesses than anyone else on the planet. We've infused those learnings into ProfitWell to help you grow. ProfitWell's in-depth financial metrics to track your growth, understand your churn, and uncover where to optimize. ProfitWell includes unlimited users and an alert system that wasn't an afterthought to ensure everyone on your team knows the pulse of your growth. 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
Firecracker is rapidly growing ed-tech company that is building the learning platform of the future. We are led by entrepreneurs and engineers with a track record of building revolutionary companies. The first application of our platform serves medical students and we are now the fastest growing online learning solution in the market. We are expanding in healthcare (and beyond!) and are building a world-class engineering team to support our 300+% year-over-year revenue growth. Our offices are in the center of vibrant Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. We live to make learning personal, fun and hyper-effective. We also like stand-up desks.  Read more
User Interviews is the fastest way to recruit participants for product tests and market research. Read more
Font Awesome is always getting a little awesome-er. 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
Jobble is the on-demand marketplace connecting businesses with people looking for flexible work. 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
Celtra enables scalable rich media mobile advertising across the most popular mobile devices and platforms. 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
Consumer tools for solving customer service problems: maps of company phone systems, shortcuts, call-backs, hiring problem-solvers Read more
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 398 stores throughout Massachusetts, 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
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
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
Smartcat is an all-in-one platform connecting businesses and translators into a continuous translation delivery loop. Read more
Scroll is an independent news venture firm that offers services for journalists. Read more
Memrise makes learning vocabulary fast, fun and effective by combining memory science and vibrant crowd-sourced content. Read more
We believe mobile has the potential to be the most contextually relevant and highest performing media channel, but today is unable to consistently deliver industry standard advertising accountability. Our technology solution is designed to overcome the challenges directly related to the lack of persistent ID in mobile. Adelphic poly-dimensional targeting technology uniquely converges mobile, contextual, demographic data with behavior segments to create a unique identifier - the Adephic, a-tag. The a-tag enables scalable retargeting opportunities and performance ROI measurement for the first time in mobile. Whether media owner, brand or agency, Adelphic is the only reliable, safe and scalable way to meaningfully connect the world's best brands to the real people who buy them. Read more
Disruptor Beam creates games that transport fans into the universes they long to dwell in. Console game cos like Bioware find it most profitable to leverage millions of existing fans for popular franchises, but nobody has mastered doing this in mobile-social gaming. The company's first internally-developed title using this model is Game of Thrones Ascent, a game for FB and iPad, based on the popular book series by George R.R. Martin and HBO's TV series (9 million viewers). Read more
Affectiva understands the importance of emotions – in every aspect of our lives. It shapes our experiences, our interactions and our decisions. In an increasingly technology-driven world, emotion is either absent or oversimplified. Our mission is to digitize emotion, so it can enrich our technology, for work, play and life. Read more
When "Can't be done?" Becomes Simply Possible Simplifying how people connect to their colleagues, employees, devices and the world around them to solve some of the world’s most complex problems, LogMeIn has grown to become one of the world’s leading SaaS companies with over 800 employees in 8 offices around the world. Having connected over 300 MM devices to a LogMeIn cloud service since 2003, we have not only capitalized on but fueled the modern way of working – remote, efficient, mobile, productive. And we’re continuing to transform business and lives by helping build the “Internet of Things”. All of this is possible through our simple edifying belief that possibilities increase with connectivity. Read more
ProdPerfect is a platform that uses live traffic to automatically build, run, and maintain QA testing for web applications. 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
Alignable shifts the power to local businesses by giving them a place to network, market together, grow and support their communities. Read more
ZOE is a nutritional science company on a mission to help everybody eat with confidence. Read more
Jebbit is a pay-per-performance platform based on guaranteed engagement. Simply put, Jebbit is focused on creating a new space within digital advertising called “Post-Click Engagement”. It’s not what happens before the click that matters for marketers, it’s afterwards. Thus, brands use the Jebbit platform to create “gamified experiences” that keep users on site longer, convert more, and purchase more once someone has clicked on an ad. Read more
Nift is the first invitation-only network that helps neighborhood businesses get discovered. 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
CollegeVine brings data-driven college guidance to families. Read more
Frase is provides Artificial intelligence based market research assistant. Read more
The ANAQUA IAM system helps companies gain competitive advantage from their intellectual assets while reducing IP-related risks to the business. It provides IP lifecycle management for all types of IP from idea through legal filing to monetization. And it transforms IP operational efficiency with collaborative, web-based, IP business process automation. These capabilities help law firms manage intellectual assets on behalf of their clients and improve the profitability of their IP practice. The Anaqua client community of IP innovators works together to establish best practices in IP and incorporate them into the ANAQUA system to make it the most advanced intellectual asset management solution available. Read more
Databox is an application that operates as a personal data assistant for businesses. 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
Scout Exchange is a computer software company that offers talent acquisition services. 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
Shareaholic is transforming the way we find, read and share content on the web. Our products reach over 270 million people across every continent each month. Shareaholic has quickly grown to a fast-growing VC backed company that is the leader in making content discovery & sharing on the web a simple and delightful experience while providing powerful tools to content publishers to measure, analyze and improve the effectiveness of their content to drive more visibility, traffic, and views. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United States Ranked by StartupBlink

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