The year 2011 was more than generous with the online industry and we have to be grateful for witnessing such amazing startups. Still, in 2012 things are going to change in the social field and many experts say that lots of innovations are soon to be released. Besides that, sites like Pinterest and Instagram already started to make the giants of the web wonder where the online is heading and how the near future is going to be like.
Is quite hard to bring an estimate at the moment with all those great companies out there working so hard to provide best services, tools and information, but one thing I am certain of, we will be experiencing great change and all of us will benefit from it. Without any further ado, these are 11 of the greatest startups doing incredibly well in 2012.
Is an online service created to import expenses and receipts from your credit card or bank account and provide you a comprehensive report in a PDF format. The project gathered over $6.7 million dollars.
Is a marketplace designed for outsourcing. It has a flexible delivery network and working very hard on establishing partnerships with local business to help them provide services world-wide. The project gathered over $24.7 million dollars in funding in 2011 and going to work wonders this year.
Is a one of a kind social wish list website. It is based on image bookmarking and helps you create organized collections of your favorite products while following interesting people with similar interests. At the moment, Nuji has over 20.000 stores indexed and over 250.000 unique products featured. Besides that, the Nuji users browse over 7 million products per month.
Another social website created to help people by building a social map designed to keep you updated with your friends traveling habits and places they visit. In 2011, Tripl raised over $300k for their project and currently working on providing a new version of the site which is announced to be released soon.
Is a new startup designed to make location sharing way easier and fun by using the !waytags. It creates uniques location tags using GPS coordinates. TheNextWeb selected WayTag to be one of their most innovative startups at “Web Startup Rally 2012“.
The SCVNGR idea started as a game, but evolved in a strong platform created to help you earn points by discovering new things, places and people. You can share the points with your friends or you can buy virtaul goods or even real-world goods sometimes. The project received almost $20 million in funding and is set to change the way we see social web for good.
Is not a new startup, we all know Spotify to be a revolutionizer in the games, video and music industry, but just last year, the website was officially launched in the US and since then it continuously grows.
The company was launched in late 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi as a startup dedicated to help people take their files on all devices. The project was highly supported by Ycombinator and in 2009 was on Apple’s to buy list, but Drew denied their offer. Now, Dropbox has over 50 million registered users and the company is valued at $4 billion.
Is a non-profit social networking site created in 2007 which became a petition platform designed to sustain real changes on a large scale. Now, in 2012, Change.org reached 10 million registered users and is growing with 2 million registered members every month becoming one of the fastest growing social action platforms on the web.
Pinterest, the name of most popular tech startup in 2012. What Pinterest managed to do is simply amazing as it created a new trend in the social industry by bringing the image bookmarking concept while building a website with more than 11 million members and most of them signed up in 2012. Besides that, Pinterest has over 30 million unique visitors every month making it fastest growing website in all times.
Free photo sharing application which evolved into a magnificent web community. Instagram allows it’s users to take photos, apply effects and share them with their friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and most popular social websites out there. In 2012 Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. Since then, the community experienced enourmous growth hitting 50 million registered members in April 2012.