START – 25 Startups that have raised $300m+ since WebSummit 2013

Later Stage Startup? Apply for START here.

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Nine months ago we launched START – a group of young companies at Web Summit that we felt would disrupt and define their respective industries in the coming 12 months. Less than a year later the class of 2013 have dominated the headlines of countless major tech blogs, raised eye-watering investment rounds and have defined the agenda of startups around the world..

Away from the world of venture capital, the class of 2013 have been equally prolific. December saw Storyful’s acquisition by Newscorp. quickly followed by Google’s colossal acquisition of Nest for $3.2bn. Trustev were named the Top Startup in Europe by Forbes, Rumble added the cofounder of Vimeo to their board, The Muse received backing by several angels including Tyra Banks, and countless Kickstarter goals were successfully smashed. It’s been a busy 9 months.

This year START will showcase 200 of the world’s highest potential young companies. If you feel you should be in the room there are three ways of getting in:

1/ Get a fellow founder or investor you respect to recommend you and explain why your company is exceptional.

2/ Ask one of our previous START or f.ounders attendees to recommend you. All referrals can be made to paul@websummit.net.

3/ If the two above options aren’t applicable you can apply here. Startups with a minimum of $10m in funding or revenue will be considered.

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life60

Life360 – raised $57m

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freshdesk

Freshdesk – raised $38m

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Handybook – raised $33m

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redmart

RedMart – raised $28.5m

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duetto

Duetto – raised $21m

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layer

Layer – raised $20.5m

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nexmo

Nexmo – raised $18m

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rumble

Rumble – raised $17.5m

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outfittery

Outfittery – raised $16.7m

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metacloud

Metacloud – raised $15m

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jobandtalent

Jobandtalent – raised $14m

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plubmbee

Plumbee – raised $13m

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distill

Distil Networks – raised $10m

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tripping

Tripping  – raised $10m

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prestashop

Prestashop – raised $9.3m

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fastacash

fastacash – raised $8.5m

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Enevo – raised $8m

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lua

Lua – raised $7.5m

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wywy

wywy – raised $7m

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go-cardless

GoCardless – raised $7m

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lecab

leCab – raised $6.8m

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mcash

mCash – raised $6.6m

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quipper

Quipper – raised $5.8m

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atosho

Atosho – raised $5.5m

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outplay

Outplay – raised $5m

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