January 19, 2017


Just imagine how much time you spend on your phone! It could be to get to know what’s up with your friends or the latest happenings across the globe. At Ready4S, we understand that navigating your way through the world of mobile startups isn’t easy. Especially when 100s spring up everyday. That’s why we present you our list of 10 fast-growing mobile startups from across the world that are on their way to become game changers.

1) Yello

If you haven’t heard about Yello mobile, then you’ve been living under a rock (pun intended). This South Korean mobile giant is valued at over $4 billion.

Yello Mobile is a lifestyle platform provider and creates optimized content and services for mobile that is both constantly relevant and needful. Its aim is to become Asia’s biggest mobile media group. And with good results – in November 2016 it raised $10 million from Macquarie Capital.

2) Tiqets

The fastest growing Dutch startup Tiqets managed to grow their revenue by more than 2000 percent in only two years. Tiqets has revolutionized the way people discover events. With instant and mobile tickets at their disposal, the startup provides travelers with a no-frills entrance.

Tiqets was first a B2B company. It quickly learned to go B2C, however, by talking to venues in cities directly. Bit by bit, they grew in cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona. Tiqets kept their focus on cities and that paid off.

3) Tile

If you are someone who constantly misplaces things or cannot find them when required, then Tile can be your best friend.

Tile is an application and a hardware device from Reveal Labs, available for the iOS and Android platforms. The application allows users to measure a distance to and consequently helps to locate lost items by using Bluetooth 4.0 technology to locate “Tile” devices attached to the lost items.

Since its initiation in 2012, Tile has raised $34 million in funding. The company is based in San Mateo, California and backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures.

4) Mobcrush

Mobcrush is a technology and entertainment company at the epicenter of mobile gaming, live streaming, and the creator-driven media revolution.

Founded in 2014, their vision is to inspire the world’s many personalities by providing a simple, accessible solution via mobile devices. It’s based out of Santa Monica, California and backed both by Silicon Valley and Hollywood’s top investors.

5) Paytm

E-wallets are in and with the recent demonetization move in India, Paytm has sprung up to everyone’s notice. No wonder – it is India’s largest mobile payments and commerce platform.

Paytm started with online mobile recharge and bill payments and has an online marketplace today. In a short span of time, it has scaled to over 164 million registered users and more than 90 million monthly transactions.

Paytm is backed by Ant Financial (AliPay), SAIF Partners, Mediatek, Sapphire Venture and Silicon Valley Bank.

6) Highfive

Highfive builds the world’s easiest-to-use and most affordable videoconferencing system for the mobile and cloud era. It’s founded by Shan Sinha who ran Google’s product management for Google Apps Enterprise, has already raised $45.4 million and is on the watchlist of the top VCs in the valley.

With Highfive, the aim is both to provide a product and a company that makes it easier for employees, especially parents, to work remotely from home.

Highfive’s mantra – Insanely simple video conferencing.

7) Mapbox

Mapbox offers an open-source, high-performance stack of tools for developers to integrate map-based experiences into apps. It wants to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
Importantly, developers aren’t beholden to Google or Apple and can leverage the Open Streetmap community for free data.

Mapbox has raised $62.6 million and Eric Gundersen is at helm of all affairs.

8) Banjo

Banjo instantly organizes the world’s social and digital signals by location, giving an unprecedented level of understanding of what’s happening anywhere in the world, in real time. It’s founded by serial-entrepreneur Damien Patton. Banjo’s powerful technology is able to filter through the noise, combining location, time and an uncanny ability to read images to determine whether something unusual is happening.

Banjo’s clients include anyone whose competitive advantage is measured in seconds. It could be financial service companies hoping to get an edge on trades, consumer brands like Bud Light looking for the latest meme about their beer or major media networks such as ABC and Fox anxious to break news.

9) Patreon

Zach Weinersmith who creates Sunday morning breakfast cereal comics and books says, “ Patreon has been huge. It’s cascaded through my entire business. Making money from internet content has gotten trickier over time, but Patreon has really reversed that trend. It’s a very simple, stable form of revenue.”

Founded in 2013 and with over $17 Million in startup fundraising efforts from Alexis Ohanian or Sam Altman, Patreon is a platform that allows content creators such as artists, YouTubers, photographers, musicians, authors, writers, and so forth to set up pages for their work and get support from their fans. The community is currently comprised of over 2,000 creators. Through Patreon, fans have given over $50 million to creators.

10) CliQr

If Cloud Computing is your buzzword, then there is one service that’s synonymous – CliQr. It’s a service that helps you figure out the best cloud for your application and then move your workloads seamlessly to your cloud of choice (public or private) and make sure things are running as efficiently as possible there.

The CliQr idea is to offer a simple way of getting the applications to natively work across a variety of clouds, unaltered, coupled with a logical collection of management functions uniquely required for this new world of the hybrid cloud.

Earlier this year, CliQr was acquired by Cisco

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No matter you are just curious or want to follow their steps, these 10 startups are really worth observing. Check them out and get inspiration for your own mobile app.

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