A startup is a new idea or company that has become a rapidly developing business. All startups have the potential to grow, especially if they have an innovative platform or idea. Steve Sorensen, and investment strategist, lists down some of the most successful startups that made ground in the last year.
Handshake: Created by three Michigan Tech students, handshake is a social network for students where potential employers can discover fresh and new talents. Students can seek a wide array of possibilities and career options. More than 500 universities and 250,000 employers use the network, with 9 million students registered on the platform.
Daily Harvest: The company was founded by Rachel Dori, a healthy food enthusiast. Steve Sorensen says that Dori was inspired by her own need to make healthier food and the lack of time to do it. The company is a catering service that delivers healthy food, such as smoothies, soups, parfaits, and sundaes to the customer’s doorstep in a matter of minutes.
Zapier: Zapier is another brainchild of students that received a whopping $1.3 million in funding. It’s a universal online construction of automation with a main function of connecting different web applications with each other to make workflows more productive and organized. Its revenue grew in the past year and has big business potential.