Founder: Katherine Ryder
Funding: $15.3 million
What it does: Maven's app connects women to healthcare practitioners through video and private messaging and provides a community centered on women's health.
Why it's taking off: The company has partnered with several high-profile companies (including Snapchat's parent company, Snap, and a number of Fortune 500 companies) that now offer Maven's maternity services to their employees.
Founder: Laura Behrens Wu
Funding: $20 million Series B
What it does: Shippo connects businesses with a network of shipping carriers worldwide.
Why it's taking off: Shippo is tackling the e-commerce industry by providing a way for small businesses to send out goods with the efficiency of Amazon.
Founder: Emily Weiss
Funding: Since 2015, Glossier has raised $86.4 million.
What it does: Glossier is an online cosmetics marketplace.
Why it's taking off: In just three years, Glossier has overtaken a sizeable portion of the cosmetics market with its direct-to-consumer approach to beauty products.
Founder: Amy Chang
Funding: $20 million Series B led by Ignition Partners.
What it does: Accompany's social platform provides relevant, up-to-date information so that people can network more effectively.
Why it's taking off: Accompany hopes to replace Google and LinkedIn as the go-to destination for finding information on professional contacts.
Founders: Alex Cavoulacos, Kathryn Minshew, Melissa McCreery
Funding: Since it was founded in 2011, the Muse has raised $28.7 million.
What it does: The Muse is a career advice and job search site.
Why it's taking off: Aside from its growing database of job openings and resources for career advice, The Muse is having a significant impact on the professional career coaching market.
Founders: Liz Wessel
Funding: Last year, WayUp raised $18.5 million in a Series B led by Trinity Investors.
What it does: WayUp helps recent grads find internships and entry level job opportunities.
Why it's taking off: WayUp is attempting to gain a slice of LinkedIn's market share by providing professional opportunities geared toward the up-and-coming workforce.
Founders: Lydia Gilbert and Nadia Boujarwah
Funding: Sequoia Capital led Dia & Co's most recent funding round for $20 million.
What it does: Dia & Co is an online fashion marketplace for plus-size women.
Why it's taking off: Gilbert and Boujarwah believe that plus-size women have been overlooked by traditional fashion retailers for long enough. They're planning on overtaking the plus-size fashion industry by providing personalized styling and boutique fashion.
Founders: Ooshma Garg
Funding: Khosla Ventures led Gobble's $15 million Series B in October.
What it does: Gobble is a grocery delivery service that provides ready-to-make meals.
Why it's taking off: Already, Gobble is serving millions of meals a year. Garg, who studied engineering at Stanford, says the company's precise data lets it sharpen and hone its product at a competitive pace.
Founders: Alexandra Friedman and Jordana Kier
Funding: Spark Capital led Lola's $7 million Series A.
What it does: Lola is a subscription-based service that delivers organic feminine products.
Why it's taking off: Lola's organic pads and tampons are catching on with the millennial market.
Founders: Tracy Young, Kenny Stone, Ralph Gootee, and Ryan Sutton-Gee
Funding: Since it was founded in 2011, PlanGrid has raised $66 million.
What it does: PlanGrid provides software to help construction companies execute building companies.
Why it's taking off: PlanGrid has plans to eliminate the need for paper blueprints. It's received interest from prominent venture capital funds like Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and Founders Fund.