Some of the 2023 Startups To Watch honorees on the reveal occasion final night time in Durham.
GrepBeat returns for our third yr of “Startups To Watch,” wherein we acknowledge 10 early-stage tech startups that we imagine are going to make lots of noise going ahead. We revealed this yr’s checklist at an invite-only occasion on Thursday, Sept. 14 at The Pit in downtown Durham. The occasion was sponsored by Dualboot Partners, Hutchinson, HPG, Deloitte, Rankin McKenzie and Evergreen & Oak.
The checklist is restricted to early-stage tech or tech-enabled startups—no businesses or consultancies, and no life sciences/medical units/biotech startups—with annual revenues of lower than $3 million. The checklist additionally doesn’t embrace repeat winners, so every year is a very new checklist. [Here are links to the winners from 2022 and 2021, respectively.]
We obtained 100+ nominations this yr, and identical to in earlier years, we had a really troublesome time narrowing the sector.
Here are GrepBeat’s 2023 Startups To Watch honorees, in alphabetical order:
HQ: DurhamYr Founded: 2019CEO: Doug Neumann
Description: Arpio’s SaaS resolution is designed to assist companies defend and restore their knowledge if wanted throughout a knowledge outage or cyber-attack incidence. Their approach of utilizing “geo-redundancy,” which shops knowledge in a couple of heart world wide, offers enterprise house owners peace of thoughts that their knowledge is protected.
Read extra about Arpio in our March 2020 article.
HQ: DurhamYr Founded: 2023CEO: Robbie Allen
Description: Bionic Health is bringing accessibility to healthcare improvements with their resolution to trace preventative care measures slightly than sick care. Their platform, together with a brick-and-mortar clinic in Durham, focuses on all the pieces that comes after a affected person’s bodily or sick care. That consists of superior testing, diagnostics and knowledge assortment finished with the aim of giving recommendation on what sufferers must be doing to realize their optimum degree of well being.
Read extra about Bionic Health in our April 2023 function.
HQ: Chapel HillYear Founded: 2018CEO: Cayley Pater
Description: Made Trade makes shopping for ethically sourced items simpler and sooner. Their values-driven ecommerce website permits artisans to promote a range of items similar to bedding, furnishings, clothes and niknaks, in an effort to advertise sustainability and model consciousness.
Read extra about Made Trade’s historical past and beliefs in our March 2023 function.
HQ: DurhamYr Founded: 2020CEO: Matthew Schmidt
Description: Peoplelogic is a efficiency analytics administration platform designed to provide employers insights into their staff’ performances and the way they will enhance their expertise. Launched within the top of the pandemic, their SaaS freemium enterprise mannequin goals to enhance the efficiency relationship and administration between staff and their employers.
Read extra about Peoplelogic’s background in our March 2020 profile, and study extra about their $1.9 million pre-seed funding spherical in March 2023. Schmidt was additionally a visitor on our Exit Stories podcast in October, 2020.
HQ: Durham/OxfordYear Founded: 2021CEO: Josh Dorfman
Description: Plantd is reimagining the way in which we construct houses with hemp. That’s proper, hemp. This firm has found out the right way to make sustainable house constructing supplies utilizing hemp fiber, which is 3 times stronger than wooden fiber.
Read extra about Plantd’s mission and background in our Oct 2021 profile.
HQ: Chapel HillYear Founded: 2017CEO: Jeff Maze
Description: Quinsite is a healthcare analytics platform that brings collectively knowledge from disparate sources, offering hospitals and personal practices with detailed visibility into operations and actionable insights. This platform is designed to assist management employees make data-driven selections.
Read extra about Quinsite’s historical past in our June 2021 function and our protection of their $2.5 million seed spherical closing in March 2022. Co-Founder and COO Jenny Maze was additionally a visitor on For Starters this previous March.
HQ: RaleighYear Founded: 2022CEO: Eric Boduch
Description: Revcast supplies a B2B software program platform for income operations groups that handle the gross sales perform for firms. The platform incorporates parts of synthetic intelligence (AI) with the intention to assist gross sales groups entry info and establish dangers extra simply and effectively.
Read extra about Revcast in our June 2023 profile.
HQ: RaleighYear Founded: 2015CEO: Ben Wingrove
Description: SchedulePop is an app platform that connects managers and staff for simpler employees scheduling and group. Initially supposed for enhancing music venue groups, the software program reworked and expanded to serve different industries, with a present give attention to senior care amenities.
Read extra about SchedulePop in our November 2019 profile.
HQ: DurhamYr Founded: 2023CEO: Austin Armstrong
Description: Syllaby is an AI software program software designed to streamline content material creation and assist companies run a profitable video advertising marketing campaign. The platform helps enterprise house owners create a social media content material technique simply and shortly.
Read extra about Syllaby in our function we wrote this previous July.
HQ: RaleighYear Founded: 2006CEO: Rob Creighton
Description: Windlift is a wind power engineering and laptop software program firm designed to provide power extra sustainably and cost-efficiently. Their Airborne Power Generation Systems function equally to the blade of a conventional wind turbine, however for lower than 10 % of the fabric and at a far lesser value.
Read extra about Windlift’s mission on this March 2019 GrepBeat function.