The most in-demand startups at Web Summit 2018

Web Summit
Nov 4, 2018 · 3 min read
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Some of the world’s most influential companies have joined us at Web Summit at the beginning of their startup journey. Over the years we’ve welcomed OnePlus, Stripe, Nest, Uber, Careem, and GitLab when they were still early-stage startups, looking for funding, partnerships or figuring out their next move.

As we prepare for our big week in Lisbon, Web Summit has already begun for some investors as they organise meetings with startups that have caught their eye. Along with fintech, and AI and machine learning startups, other companies from a mix of backgrounds have attracted interest from investors for their product, ingenuity and approach to problem solving.

Below are the 13 startups from a variety of industries who have received a lot interest in the run-up to Web Summit, with messages sent and meetings requested by investors through the Web Summit app.

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Environment, energy & clean tech | Wefarm allows users to ask and answer farming questions and share farming tips, via SMS or online, enabling farmers in rural areas without internet access to share information.


Big data & analytics | ForePaaS is the first multi-cloud platform as a service to scale fast and secure data analytics applications.


Hardware & IoT | Bragi produce in-ear computers that understand what the user is doing, where they’re doing it, and how they’re reacting to it, protecting and entertaining them as they go about their day.


Enterprise software | Tilkee is a cloud based app that increases sales team’s closing rate and optimises prospect follow-up by tracking business proposals.

Cosmo Tech

Enterprise software | Cosmo Tech is a global technology company that helps the C-suite make optimal decisions with augmented intelligence.

Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.

Enterprise software | The Perfect Gym Solution is an all in one enterprise Software as a Solution (SaaS) and is purpose-built to service the fitness industry.

Eagle Genomics

Enterprise software | Eagle Genomics is an enterprise software solutions company to enable the management, orchestration and exploitation of life sciences data.


Big data & analytics | CARTO is a Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud computing platform that provides GIS and web mapping tools for display in a web browser.


Enterprise software | Pointy helps retailers put their stock online — using a Pointy box barcode scanner — so that they can be discovered through search engines.


Autotech | Mapillary is a street-level imagery platform that uses computer vision to fix the world’s maps.

Tamara Mellon

Fashion | Tamara Mellon is an Italian-made direct-to-consumer shoe brand. Named after and headed by one of the co-founders of Jimmy Choo.


Autotech | lvl5 create high-resolution maps for autonomous vehicles and robots using computer vision.


Enterprise software | Maze is a user interface testing tool for your app prototypes, turning InVision and Marvel files into UX tests.

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