It seems like only yesterday when we shared happy 2016 greetings among each other, and look around today, it is half through. The train of 2017 is almost approaching, but the discussion on what is hot and what is not, what marked success and what was a flop is gaining more heat with every passing day. What interests me the most is the top startups of 2016, as we prepare to bid this year farewell. This year has undoubtedly marked some serious accomplishments for startups. Below I will discuss the genius ideas made their way to the wall of top startups of 2016 with their unrelenting determination and hard work.
Incredible Ideas, 9 Top Startups of 2016
1) From Juice Making To The Top Startups:
Everyone is fond of fresh organic juices, but who really has the strength to get up, align a box of metal with blades and boxes (local juicer), and shred the fruits and veggies to neatness? And that’s not it. Last step in the juice making process is chopping the fruits / veggies in the perfect size, as per the juicer’s size, and then applying pressure. A glass of juice is earned through all the effortful steps mentioned above. In the process, you had to endure the noise and hustle of the glass as you dismantle the juicer, and after that you had to clean up the mess.
All this hassle was unavoidable before Doug Evans, the founder of Juicero, brought us a modern juicing system. Juceiro is not only healthy, but a reliable and time saving juice producer. How Juceiro made to the top startups is extremely fascinating. Juceiro is a no fruit, no cleaning cold press juicing system, which does not even require you to buy fruit for the juice. Juice making has been taken to the easiest levels by Juceiro. The company provides you packaged chef created organic recipes against the market fruits and vegetables. The packet is required to be hung in the juicer with closed door, and after a few seconds wait, the magical drink comes out. The 90 million dollar funded Juceiro has been recently launched and has already taken the market by storm.
2) Tweet differently / Medium Makes It To The Top Startups
Evan Williams, the founder of Twitter, never fails to impress us. Evan’s startup plan made it to the top startups when he opened his publishing website “Medium” for all. The website welcomes all sorts of blogs, reviews, political hide and seeks, reports pretty much everything. It has successfully published thousands of people. Well, who doesn’t want to see their words being read, admired or in some cases challenged. Medium, in a very short time, has gained immense following and admiration. The venture has raised $82 million by now in collaboration with esteemed investor, Chris Sacca – the back bone to many top startups.
3) Navdy knows it all
Navdy is not as funky as the name sounds. It is a serious business set up, and that is why we present it among the top startups of 2016. Navdy is basically an on screen display, a compact unit that comes with the best voice and gesture control features to help motorists drive safe. It is basically a “know it all gadget” for drivers providing them directions, weather notifications, phone notifications and much more. The display is focused on the wind screen, visible enough for the driver to read and follow the instructions and easy enough to avoid any road havoc and accidents. The $500 Navdy display is ALL a conscious and safe driver requires.
4) Cloud Is Your Storage, Cloud Your Limit / Nextbit Robin The Next Top Startup
In the list of top startups, Nextbit Robin totally amazes us. It is the only smartphone that completely takes over all the mobile gadgets owing to its incredible storage capacity. From running out of space when capturing a precious moment, saving confidential data to being mentally free from everyday memory check and residual cleaning, all can be handled with Nextbit. The much appreciated 100 GB cloud storage and its magical syncing ability make it a must-have phone on the go. The cloud storage not only helps save your data, but also allows you to pause your account, so you can resume on the new device. It won’t be wrong to say Nextbit Robin is the new superman smartphone that comes handy in $299.
5) Lights, Camera, Action / A Different Camera, A Top Startup
What comes in your mind when you hear someone say the above heading? It would definitely be a big DSLR camera with grand resolutions and superior pictures. In this era of handy phones where every moment demands a capture, carrying a DSLR everywhere isn’t a simple bid. With that said, compromising on picture quality that comes in handy with these cameras isn’t what we want to settle for either. Lights.co brings a magical solution for all low weight camera lovers. The essence of DSLR photography is bestowed in the handy smartphone camera with a range to capture up to 52 MP. The $1,699 handy Light Camera surely stands at the top of my favorite top startups.
6) The Magician / Magic Wins It To The Top Startups
What makes a startup a top startup is its individuality, its uniqueness and above all its concept. A concept of something the world hasn’t seen before or what people would want to see more. Magic Leap is a US startup company which with their 3D computer generated images and digital light field technique demonstrate you a miraculous magical experience. Magic Leap aims to bring back magic to the world through their Virtual and Augmented Reality project. The company has already gathered a financing of $793.5 million and is all set to bring new revolutions, opportunities and entertainment to our doorsteps.
7) High five / Top Quality Communication To The Top Startup
Clear audio and sharp videos aren’t something we can expect from Skype or other video conferencing apps. To fulfill this need, an exceptionally smart video conferencing device, High Five, was introduced. High Five video conferencing device comes with a cloud-based software program, a smart camera and microphones to take video conferencing experience to a whole new level.
The CEO of this top startup says “video meetings sucked”. If you are someone who used the local video conferencing tools, you would agree with it too. The most tiring and irritable part of local video conferencing, has been the bad resolution and the frequent network distortion. All these issues have been managed by High Five gadget. It has surely made video conferencing a worthwhile experience. A $45 million funding is not just what marks High Five among the top startups, the idea of ease and better communication has actually won hearts.
8) Hello You Have Reached The Operator
The Operator app is a revolution in the online shopping world. The App gets you connected with an operator who acts more like a shopping guide. The operator notes down your needs and requirements and finds the best possible deals. The Operator app is loved more because of its person to person interaction. Their business motto, “let us find you the best” puts them in our top startups list.
9) Spare Some Stares For Starry
Starry is surely the next generation Wi-Fi Station. Its unique plan and build bring it in our top startups discussion. This wireless equipment delivers high speed Wi-Fi internet, which ranges up to 1 gigabit per second. The Starry device is fast enough to download large files and long movies within seconds. The device comes along with an antenna type receiver known as starry point that can be hung out of windows or roof for best functioning. Apart from the speed, the Starry device is cherished for its touch screen setup, parental control and automatic updates. The device is widely available on Amazon for $349.99 with free shipping option.