10 Best Tech Startups in San Francisco

1. Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies SF is an American video game development company, which is best known for the development of Unity, a licensed game engine. It was founded on 2 August 2004 as Over the Edge I/S, and became Unity Technologies ApS in 2006. It moved its headquarters to San Francisco and became “Unity Technologies SF” in 2009. SOURCE

2. Docker

Docker

Docker is a software technology providing containers, promoted by the company Docker, Inc. Docker provides an additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating-system-level virtualization on Windows and Linux. Docker uses the resource isolation features of the Linux kernel such as cgroups and kernel namespaces, and a union-capable file system such as OverlayFS and others to allow independent “containers” to run within a single Linux instance, avoiding the overhead of starting and maintaining virtual machines (VMs). SOURCE

3. Databricks

databricks

Databricks is a company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, that aims to help clients with cloud-based big data processing using Spark. Databricks grew out of the AMPLab project at University of California, Berkeley that was involved in making Apache Spark, a distributed computing framework built atop Scala. Databricks develops a web-based platform for working with Spark, that provides automated cluster management and IPython-style notebooks. In addition to building the Databricks platform, the company is co-organizing massive open online courses about Spark and runs the largest conference about Spark – Spark Summit. SOURCE

4. Coinbase

Coinbase

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin (BitcoinSign.svg), Ethereum (Ξ), Litecoin (Ł) and other digital assets with fiat currencies in 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide. SOURCE

5. Eventbrite

Eventbrite

Eventbrite is a platform that allows event organizers to plan, promote, and sell tickets to events (event management) and publish them across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site’s interface. It also enables attendees to find and purchase tickets to these experiences. Headquartered in San Francisco, Eventbrite opened their first international office in the UK in 2012. The company now has local offices in Nashville, London, Cork, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin, Melbourne, Mendoza, and São Paulo. The company generates revenue by charging organizers a fee of 2.5% of the ticket price plus 99 cents per ticket sold, but does not charge any fee for free events. SOURCE

6. Automattic

Automattic

Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software). The company’s name plays on its founder’s first name, Matt. SOURCE

7. Cloudflare

Cloudflare

Cloudflare, Inc. is a U.S. company that provides a content delivery network, Internet security services and distributed domain name server services, sitting between the visitor and the Cloudflare user’s hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites. Cloudflare’s headquarters are in San Francisco, California, with additional offices in London, Singapore, Champaign, Austin, Boston and Washington, D.C.. SOURCE

8. Turo

Turo

Turo, formerly RelayRides, is a company that operates a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace. It allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles via an online and mobile interface. The company is based in San Francisco. From 2013 to 2014, RelayRides was the subject of an investigation in New York over violations of state vehicle insurance law that resulted in $200,000 in fines. Forbes included it among 14 “hottest on-demand startups” in 2015. SOURCE

9. Blend

Blend

“At Blend, we’re dedicated to improving lending for both consumers and lenders. We’re an enterprise technology company, but our product affects the most important purchase most people will make in their lifetime— their home.

For homebuyers, our product means a clear, guided path to a new home. For lenders, it means modern, easy-to-use tools that let employees spend their time helping customers, rather than on repetitive, manual tasks. By aligning and modernizing this archaic industry, we’re making it more transparent and efficient.”

10. App Annie

App Annie

App Annie is an app market data and insights company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It produces consumer and competitive information on downloads, revenue, ratings, usage (MAU/DAU), search terms, etc. to support decision making for app marketing spend optimization, partnering and investment strategies and product roadmap prioritization. SOURCE

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