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The original English Version is below the Chinese Translation or go to Business Insider website. We already share 10 startups in previous article, we will introduce the rest here.

上一篇分享了10家Business Insider選出的最創新的科技新創公司,這篇來看看另外10家。

———————-數位雜誌( 20家最創新的科技新創公司)————————————-

11. Boundless Learning:網路內容變身成為免費教科書

創辦人:Aaron White、Ariel Diaz、和Brian Balfour
地點:波士頓
資金:募資1,700萬美元(來自NextView Ventures, Kepha Partners, SV Angel and Founder Collective)
創新之處:美國教科書的昂貴眾所皆知,Boundless Learning就是將網路上的免費內容轉換成教科書,透過群眾外包(crowdsource)的概念,集結大家的智慧,讓學生不再需要花大錢買教科書。

12. MoviePass:每月付30美元,讓你電影看到飽

創辦人:Stacy Spikes & Hamet Watts
地點:紐約
資金:目前正在進行融資(參與者包括AOL Ventures、True Ventures、Lambert Media、Moxie Pictures、以及天使投資人Brian Lee、Diego Berdakin、MJ Eng、Ryan Steelberg、Adam Lilling等)
創新之處:讓你每月付出固定費用,就有看不完的電影;對電影院來說是不錯的選擇,因為並不是每一部上檔的電影都能賣座,有別於電影票預購網站(如Fandango),如果這個模式可行,一定可以成為全新的電影院售票模式。

13. Joor:讓服飾店更容易向設計師訂購新裝

創辦人:Mona Bijoor
地點:紐約
資金:2,25萬美元(來自Battery Ventures、Lerer Ventures、Great Oaks VC、Landis Capital、Forerunner Ventures、William M. Smith、以及Richard Mishaan)
創新之處:在沒有Joor之前,服飾店如果想要和設計師品牌合作,是一件非常麻煩的事,不過有了Joor之後,和上百個設計師品牌與數千家服飾店合作,做為中間媒合的溝通平台,設計師可以看到自己的作品會被那一家服飾店銷售,也會心安不少。目前Joor打算跨足到其它領域,像是家飾品等。

14. Kickstarter:群眾集資平台

創辦人:Perry Chen、Yancey Strickler、以及Charles Adler
地點:紐約
資金:1,000萬美元(來自Betaworks、Union Square Ventures等)
創新之處:針對沒錢實現夢想創業家提供募集資金機會的平台,只要是有創意的產品概念都可以來此一試,被選上之後就可以在此平台進行募款,不管是親朋好友或創投,創業家可以在此實現夢想。

15. Singly:收集整理網路上的個人資訊

創辦人:Jeremie Miller、Simon Murtha-Smith、以及Jason Cavnar
地點:舊金山
資金:200萬美元
創新之處:人們越來越仰賴網路,將許多個人資訊都放上網,不過我們也進入了一個「資訊分散」的時代,舉例來說:如果一時要找出某篇自己曾經發表的Twitter文章,恐怕還找不到吧。Singly就是為了解決這樣的問題而生,可以幫網友追蹤並整理網路上的個人資料。

16. Dropbox:雲端儲存服務商

創辦人:Drew Houston & Arash Ferdowsi
地點:舊金山
資金:2億5,720萬美元
創新之處:Dropbox是數一數二極為成功的雲端新創公司,讓網友把文件檔案都放上雲端,目前估計市值為40億美元。

17. MakerBot:3D立體塑模機

創辦人:Bre Pettis
地點:紐約
資金:1,000萬美元(來自Foundry Group、RRE、True Ventures、Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions、和天使投資人等)
創新之處:不管是飛機、還是人像,想像中的構圖都能化為真正的立體模型,相當具原創性的一家新創公司。

18. Roundtable:群體部落格平台

創辦人:Josh Miller、Hursh Agrawal、以及Cemre Gungor

地點:紐約
資金:不明
創新之處:這是一個群體部落格討論平台,創辦人認為現在的部落格文章性質都屬於單向,失去交流性質,因此發展出Roundtable;每次可有5、6位網友引領一項主題討論,其他網友可利用串流影音同步參與,雖然目前舉辦過的討論次數並不多,不過三次討論就累積了1萬名網友,效果相當不錯。

19. Greplin:社群網路搜尋欄

創辦人:Daniel Gross & Robby Walker
地點:舊金山
資金:500萬美元
創新之處:以「Google殺手」的名號推出,不過現在已經演變成另一種搜尋形式。針對社群網路打造的搜尋欄,不管是你的電子郵件帳戶、還是社群網站資料,就連對話紀錄,全部都可以搜得到,可以說是相當個性化的搜尋。

20. Instagram:照片共享服務

創辦人:Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger
地點:舊金山
資金:二月份獲得了700萬美元資金,目前累計獲得800萬美元投資
創新之處:發展出和Twitter概念相似的「照片流」分享服務,成長的速度相當驚人。若和打卡服務商Foursquare比較,Instagram只花了一半的時間就達到1千萬次下載量。

————–Business Inside : The 20 Most Innovative Startups In Tech—————

11.Company: Boundless Learning (Boundless Learning takes the Internet and turns it into free textbooks)

Founders: Aaron White, Ariel Diaz, and Brian Balfour
Location: Boston, MA
Funding: $1.7 million from NextView Ventures, Kepha Partners, SV Angel and Founder Collective
Why it’s innovative: Boundless Learning is attempting to create free textbooks from free web content; crowdsourced books could be a huge opportunity.
It enables students to bypass expensive and boring textbooks by providing a free and interactive replacement that works regardless of the text they have been assigned in class.

12. Company: MoviePass(MoviePass is an all you can eat movie ticket solution. Pay $30 and see as many as you want per month in theaters.)
Founders: Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watts
Location: New York, NY
Funding: Raising a round now and is backed by AOL Ventures, True Ventures, Lambert Media, Moxie Pictures, Brian Lee, Diego Berdakin, MJ Eng, Ryan Steelberg and Adam Lilling.
Why it’s innovative: MoviePass lets users attend all of the movies they want in theaters for a fixed price. It’s great for theaters, which have been having trouble getting people in seats. It also collects data on movie goers.
If MoviePass takes off, it could cast aside sites like Fandango and become an entirely new way for movie buffs to purchase tickets.

13. Company: Joor (Joor makes it easy for boutiques to buy wholesale from designers.)
Founders: Mona Bijoor
Location: New York, NY
Funding: $2.25 million from Battery Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks VC, Landis Capital, Forerunner Ventures, William M. Smith and Richard Mishaan.
Why it’s innovative: Before Joor, if a boutique wanted to carry designer brands, it was a painful and tedius process. It had to call each company and play phone tag before eventually placing an order.
Joor makes wholesale buying much easier. It works with hundreds of brands and thousands of boutiques and allows botiques to place bulk orders with multiple brands at once on its platform. The botiques also have profile pages, so designers can see where their products will be sold.
Right now Joor only works with fashion labels, but it has plans to move into other categories, like home decor. It’s a great way for small mom and pop shops to carry big name brands.

14. Company: Kickstarter (Kickstarter is a way to raise money from the community)
Founders: Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler
Location: New York, NY
Funding: $10 million from Betaworks, Union Square Ventures and others
Why it’s innovative: Kickstarter invented a whole new way to fund a company. There once was friends and family rounds and venture capital. Now there’s crowdsourcing.

15. Company: Singly (Singly collects your data from all over the Internet and lets you organize it)
Founders: Jeremie Miller, Simon Murtha-Smith, Jason Cavnar
Location: San Francisco, CA
Funding: ~ $2 million
Why it’s innovative: We’re entering the era of “small data.” As people put more and more information about themselves online, all of the information gets scattered and lost. If you want to find your first-ever tweet, for example, you can’t.
Singly helps users keep track of their data and organize it. It’s currently open for developers and a version for the general public will be launching shortly.

16. Company: Dropbox (Dropbox is a file storage and sharing solution)
Founders: Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi
Location: San Francisco, CA
Funding: $257.2 million
Why it’s innovative: You might not believe that files will exist in the future, but there’s no denying that Dropbox is innovative.
It created a way to easily share and store files all over the web and it’s now worth $4 billion.

17. Company: Makerbot (Makerbot prints things in 3D)
Founders: Bre Pettis
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Funding: Raised $10 million in August from Foundry Group, RRE, True Ventures, Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, and some angels
Why it’s innovative: Printing 3D images, including Stephen Colbert’s head, is both original and awesome.

18. Company: Roundtable (Roundtable is a group blogging platform. Follow conversations led by people who interest you)
Founder: Josh Miller. Hursh Agrawal and Cemre Gungor
Location: New York, New York
Funding: N/A
Why it’s innovative: Roundtable is a group blogging/debate platform. Miller thinks blog posts are too one-sided; they leave the conversation hanging. Bloggers refer to other articles and authors in their posts, but Miller thinks it’d be better if everyone got together and talked in one place.
Roundtable gathers five or six thought leaders and has them debate a topic in one flowing conversation. Others can follow the stream. There have only been a few discussions held on Roundtable so far, but it’s gone fairly viral. Three discussions alone generated 10,000 uniques on Miller’s site.

19. Company: Greplin (Greplin is a search bar for you and your social network)
Founder: Daniel Gross and Robby Walker
Location: San Francisco, CA
Funding: ~ $5 million
Why it’s innovative: Greplin first launched as a Google killer and has morphed into another form of search entirely.
Greplin is a search bar that’s dedicated entirely to you and your social network. It connects to all of your email accounts and social profiles and lets you pull up any conversation you’ve had there. It’s the epitome of personalized search.

20.Company: Instagram (Instagram nailed photo sharing and is growing like crazy)
Founders: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger
Location: San Francisco, CA
Funding: Raised $7 million in February, about $8 million to date.
Why it’s innovative: The photos-sharing app has created a Twitter-like stream for images; it’s catching on like wildfire.
Instagram reached 10 million downloads in half the time of Foursquare, which has a much larger staff and a lot more venture capital.

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