33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors
2017 is almost here and it's once again time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm.
Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?
So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.
We asked them to particularly focus on non-enterprise startups - companies that sell directly to consumers rather than businesses. (For the hottest companies in enterprise, check out our list here
The VCs we spoke to gave us this list that includes everything from video chat apps, to delivery drones, to companies that help you track your spending or invest your money.
Below are the 33 companies that are poised to boom in 2017.
Hooked: bite-sized stories for your phone
Robinhood: Free stock tradingAdvertisement
Laurel & Wolf: interior designing online
Opendoor: A different kind of real estateAdvertisement
Gametime: mobile ticket buying for live events
TheSkimm: a must-read morning newsletter for millennialsAdvertisement
Zipline: Drones that will save lives
Discord: all-in-one voice and text chat for gamersAdvertisement
Hollar: the online dollar store
Affirm: a new way to pay for purchasesAdvertisement
SoFi: reinventing student loan refinancing
TheRealReal: online authenticated luxury consignmentAdvertisement
Minted: an online design marketplace
Earny: money back when a price dropsAdvertisement
Houseparty: Group video chat
Away: maker of tech-enabled luggageAdvertisement
Dia&Co: plus-sized clothing subscription box
Amino: a new kind of app makerAdvertisement
Marco Polo: a walkie-talkie app that's taken off with teens
Plowz & Mowz: an on-demand plowing and mowing serviceAdvertisement
Cheddar: a new live stream of business news
Musical.ly: instant music videosAdvertisement
Ever: stores photos in the cloud
Ripple: a dairy-free alternative to milkAdvertisement
Shyp: makes shipping easier
Light: a camera with 16 lensesAdvertisement
Shift: a new way to sell your used car
Forge: an always-on game capture for e-sportsAdvertisement
Zola: an online wedding registry
Rappi: on-demand delivery for Latin AmericaAdvertisement
Reserve: an OpenTable challenger
ForUsAll: better retirement plansAdvertisement
Digit: an app that saves money for you