This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Digital Media startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Digital Media industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Digital Media Startups
Wizikey is a SaaS PR tool for business to discover, identify, and connect with the relevant media journalists & social influencers. It helps businesses identify relevant journalists and create meaningful relationships with them and grow their business.
Wizikey’s mission is to organize the communications industry by providing a global standard with the most cutting edge technology and enable meaningful relationships. Wizikey was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana, India..
Quarterly Global is an established leader of targeted marketing and advertising solutions. We enable companies and individuals to excel in their respective industries.
Our portfolio of products and solutions offer clients competitive intelligence, advertising, training, consulting, marketing, lead generation and readership. Our solutions like targeted advertising, marketing, training and consulting are based on Quarterly Global’s track record of helping companies grow through organic brand discovery strategies.
Our marketing and advertising portfolio include the brands like Network Story, Keywords Today, Trade and Money, Bouncegate, Socialyk, Sparterr, Wheels and Bikes, Gears and Tools, Better Ad Spend, Better Adverts, Peprfeed, Curation Land, Community Cult, Politixer, Funcxnal, Be Bollywood, Insane Hollywood, The Cricket Hub, Read to Code, Voucher Bird and 100 others. Quarterly Global delivers proprietary content, digital products, insights, training, branding, targeted advertising and marketing excellence through these brands.
Quarterly Global’s products provide customers with competitive advertising and marketing intelligence. Exclusive reports, insights and case studies by Quarterly Global help clients outgrow their competition.
These insights and reports are actionable and independently verified from various trusted sources. Our products help the marketing and advertising needs of various industries through engagement with over 75 million targeted readers across all our brands.
We help companies Discover. Connect.
Traditional AR requires days of planning, a team of designers, and expensive hardware that keeps you tethered to the studio. Arti is changing all that, creating exciting new opportunities for broadcasters and content creators to tell engaging stories with AR and data on-location, at live events, in the studio—everywhere. Arti was founded by technology and media professionals passionate about how augmented reality can enhance the magic of storytelling.
The cloud-based Arti AR platform allows any broadcaster to use AR graphics and real-time data to wow their audience, without the need for a studio. It’s the first software-only AR platform that enables embedding 3D objects into the scene without changing the production workflow.
Using Arti’s Intuitive UI, both experienced AR designers and other content creators can add, create or import 2D and 3D content and add it to their video in a matter of seconds. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel..
Spotter provides a financial solution for independent content creators across digital platforms. It delivers a solution that allows creators to remain independent while receiving the capital they need to grow.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.. .
The New Paper
Founded in 2019 by John Necef and Michael Aft, The New Paper makes fact-first news easy to consume with its text-message based daily news digest. The news-focused startup is based in Indianapolis and has raised pre-seed funding from investors such as Elevate Ventures.
For more information, visit https://thenewpaper.co/learnmore/.. .
Locker is a platform which is changing the way fans globally consume sports media through personalization. By implementing deep machine-learning and trusted content aggregation, Locker provides users with a single app to find and consume the topics they love, from the media brands they trust.
Fans can choose from hundreds of available media brands and thousands of topics to follow, and Locker conveniently finds the stories best suited to them. Locker also serves fans suggested bets based on their consumption interests from their own preferred sportsbook, bridging the gap between betting companies and media consumption..
Folkspaper is a crowdsourcing newspaper delivering firsthand headlines by the insiders. Its mission is to encourage writers and content creators to share their best work and empower them to be smarter in how they use social media so that they can earn and create their personal brands.
Folkspaper values voices from all over the world. It plays a role to deliver them and is a UGC (user-generated content) news platform that brings you firsthand content from insiders across the global community.
Folkspaper partnered with a variety of KOLs, including Reddit, #BlackLivesMatter victims, NASA scientists, and TikTok influencers, together building an open platform that’s attracted over 50 million audience to date.. .
Brightly is a digital platform that provides news related to lifestyle. It provides content under various categories including home decor, food, grocery, pets, holidays, and beauty & wellness.
It also provides fashion content for both men and women.. .
Zvook is the first smart platform to match brands by unlocking the advertising opportunities in podcasting. Their recommendation engine is based on a proprietary knowledge graph that analyzes both the meta data of podcasts as well as the audio of episodes to suggests perfect podcast matches based on relevancy and alignment with the brand.
Their goal is to become a dominant player in the podcast monetization space.. .
Oyster helps brands reach audiences on-the-go with its street-level media network within rideshare. It also provides digital advertising services intended to drive foot traffic for SME’s.
The company’s services include contextualized advertisements on a location-based smart-screen rideshare network and make the billboard, drive foot traffic and increase brand awareness, enabling clients to reach out to customers via digital advertising. Oyster was founded in 2019 and is based in Dallas, Texas, USA..
MatchCasts is an advertising technology platform for audio. We help automate podcast advertising for brands and take the pain out of finding the right podcasts to create campaign that resonate with their audience.
98% of podcast influencers monetize their podcasts and get paid for doing what they love via MatchCasts.. .
Ride Home Media
Ride Home Media is a broadcast media company that utilizes an online platform that makes daily news podcast for busy people who want to stay updated. It focuses on publishing about daily briefing for technology industry decision-makers, influencers, and the daily roundup of celeb gossip and influencer news.
The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.. .
Wibo is the app that broadcasts interactive Live Quiz Shows presented by a host. Wibo combines the winning formulas of the TV quiz show, like a charismatic host, with the interactivity of a mobile game.
Wibo was built to satisfy our entertainment consumer needs. Traditional entertainment platforms, such as television, do not meet the needs of the millennials and Gen Z target, of which we are part of.
For example, television establishes a one-way relationship between the broadcaster and the viewer, who is engaged in a passive way. In the twenty-first century, entertainment must be shared and above all interactive.
Wibo wants to become the new interactive platform of entertainment in the world.. .
The Crank platform is B2B network that will connect record labels, managers, concert promoters, arenas, clubs, theaters, PRO’s, agencies, sponsors, digital platforms, cable networks and other verticals into a custom engineered and secure digital environment. The entertainment and live event industry is fragmented with different systems, disparate processes, and disjointed connection points.
These industries share common business interests, but have no standard gateway or hub of communication for connecting and conducting commerce.. .
WorldPlus International, Inc is a technology, media services and publishing platform provider company. It was founded in 2019 with a goal to disrupt how digital magazines are created as well as to provide people with interactive content experience through innovative technologies.
Internationally, the main product WorldPlus, a subscription-based digital magazines platform, offers a fully interactive library of world renowned magazines. Also, the company provides its proprietary technology to publishers who’re willing to launch their own interactive digital newsstand.
Domestically, the company has three subsidiaries as follows: Unread Media, a hybrid media company for young professionals. Mplus, an ebook, podcast and audiobook platform.
M Music, a music streaming service.. .
Finphare is a Fintech SaaS company running in a subscription as a revenue model, providing media coverage discovery and analytics portal for small, medium and large stock market investors, marketing and public relation agencies, brokers, traders and portfolio managers. By applying state of the art neural network architectures and language processing tools, Finphare parses through tens of thousands of information sources, selecting information relevant only to the financial assets of your choice.
With Finphare you can view media coverage for equities of your choice, see the expected impact of an event on the price of the asset and filter the news exactly for what you need. We want to promote an environment in which truth is the only determinant of an asset’s value, bringing balance to global markets..
Expanrr is a digital media platform focused on improving entrepreneurs’ lives by educating and motivating them. Its focus is on the entrepreneurs who are networking – collaborating and learning at the same time, to set up small businesses or start-ups.
The company aims to create an atmosphere by educating and motivating the masses to share ideas, grow, and thrive. Shiv S Mishra started the company in New Delhi, Delhi in 2019..
Digital 14 is an information technology company that offers vital end-to-end technology products and services. They build next-level solutions to help overcome their client challenges today and prepare them for an evolving tomorrow.
They also protect, transform and nurture today so that all people can flourish with the freedom to achieve their potential tomorrow. Digital 14 provides robust cyber resilience services and security solutions so their clients have the freedom to explore, innovate, and flourish.
They also focus on building robust end-to-end solutions in the areas of digital transformation, applied analytics, and cyber resilience. Digital 14 is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates..
People and media all across the world; that’s the reality companies live with, and iconik is there to connect the dots. Built for the cloud, iconik will bridge the distances between people, regions and cultures.
Here, media management is simple. With fewer obstacles, creative minds can unite to tell their stories..
GR0 is a digital marketing agency focused exclusively on igniting organic growth for direct-to-consumer startups. GR0 empowers clients to build powerful online brands that deliver incredible value and joy to consumers.
GR0 was co-founded by SEO & marketing experts and long-time best friends Jonathan Zacharias, and Kevin Miller who both have a wealth of online marketing and advertising experience with top D2C and B2B brands.. .
Comikey is a new and upcoming startup that focuses on licensing and digitally publishing Asian market media. Specifically Comikey licenses and publishes Manga, Webtoons and Webcomics from Japan, Korea and China to the Comikey platform.
Comikey’s mission is to bring to license, localize, publish and distribute Manga, Webtoons and Webcomics in the highest quality possible. The vision for the Comikey platform is to provide one platform where users can enjoy Manga, Webtoons and Webcomics, localized to their language in the highest quality possible..
Founded on April 17 2020, by Isaac Mashman, Mashman Ventures is a public relations firm that specializes in personal branding. Having worked with individuals from a variety of fields, Mashman Ventures leverages unique strategies in brand development and marketplace positioning to maximize results, while minimizing expenses.
These methods ensure that each client is being properly perceived in the public’s eye, leaving them with the foundation for long term success. An unrivaled personal brand.
If you are an ambitious person who wants to be followed, in-demand, and respected, please email Mashman Ventures at [email protected] or send us a message on your social media platform of choice.. .
Citispotter Limited (UK)
We are a Cranfield & Cambridge based start-up developing AI-driven end-to-end content solutions for digital media and online platforms. Citispotter has developed a proprietary Integrated content analysis engine which helps businesses optimize emotional engagement of their content and reduce the harmful content in communication channels.
The technology behind the software uses insights from the Citispotter’s algorithm which analyses over 11 AI signals to suggest and prioritize the most critical content quality issues. Using our platform, businesses can optimize their content for emotional engagement, content credibility and safety to grow their brand and increase ROI.
– Funded by Cranfield University(UK) and Essex University(UK) – Case Study done on Brexit “Who is Winning the Brexit Wars on Twitter “,” Why British MPs resigned from politics” and ” Do people love your Brand”. ( http://citispotter.com/casestudies.html) – Supportedby Department for International Trade(UK) under Global Entrepreneur Programme – Accelerated by Cambridge University Sustainability Leadership Institute Accelerator ” Innovators For Change” Cohort 2020, Accelerate Cambridge(Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (UK), Autumn 2020), Germany based Disruptors.ai Autumn 2020, Indian Institute For Management Bangalore (IIM-B) – NSRCEL LaunchPad Cohort 15, 2020, Cyber101 Digital Catapult 2020 (UK Based Programme), Wadhwani FastTrack 2020 programme (India).
Hardaway Wire is a subscription-based media company. Its inaugural publication, Snapshot is a global political intelligence briefing created with a proprietary data identification and extraction method.
It has a gross open rate of 94% from a bipartisan readership of global CEOs and government officials. 11% of its members are billionaires..
Quire, an innovative strategic advisory firm focused on helping corporate clients grow and evolve. The consulting venture, which was originally established and grown as an offering of boutique investment bank Pursuit Advisory, is led by Jason Anderson and Abhay Jain, experienced leaders with a history helping companies strategically transform, as well as achieve significant financial outcomes.
Quire builds ambitious yet executable strategies and ideas to help organizations grow and evolve Quire applies the best aspects of banking, consulting, and startups to deliver superior solutions to the biggest challenges.. .
Wiser | Sponsorship Measurement
Social Media Post Valuations: Determine the value of your sponsored posts on social media. Wiser measures all types of ads including product placement, branded content, hotels, fashion, and apparel.
Influencer Benchmarking: Track influencer campaigns across social media. Identify which influencers generate the most impressions, engagements, and sponsorship value for your brand.
Sports Measurement: Discover the most valuable physical and digital locations to promote your partnerships across teams, leagues, and stadiums. We perform social media, broadcast TV, and streaming valuations to help maximize your sponsorship ROI.
Digital Studio Partnerships: We help digital studios and content creators integrate brand partnerships across their different media channels and platforms. www.lovewiser.com.
The AI Journal
Providing all the latest news within AI and emerging technologies. We cover stories, opinions, thought leadership, upcoming events, industry reports, and much more.
Our mission is to provide our readers with maximum value to give them the knowledge to make informed decisions. Our aim is to become the go-to media site for anything relating to AI, Autonomous Technology, Automation, Data, Healthcare Technology, Insurance Technology, Machine Learning, IoT, Quantum Computing, and much more.
We invite you to be a part of our journey by submitting your teams thought leadership to our global audience to see how you see the rapidly developing world thanks to AI-enabled technology.. .
First insurance Marketplace offering covers for 100% digital on-boarding. Current Insurance products and underwriting processes are defined to be sold trough offline channels.
Weecover reshapes current product portfolio and underwriting processes using a top notch technology to facilitate online on-boarding processes for Companies, Customers and Distribution partners.Weecover has developed an in-house technology which supports digital quote & buy process for any insurance product. Weecover has implemented its solution in several large Companies on-boarding solutions which are and enabling Companies to allocate the insurance offer right in the check out process for e-commerce and transactional platforms.
Large utility companies like Telefonica and Endesa and some others are using our software.. .
Defudger is developing a three layer detection system that is able to verify the authenticity of digital content. Our solution reveals forgery and falsification of images and videos with high accuracy.
Images and videos that were taken out of context and reused with modified metadata, so called shallow fakes have been around for some time, however the advancement of AI and wide availability of CPU/GPU power has enabled bad actors to easily forge videos, that are nearly indistinguishable from real ones and can be used for malicious and unethical purposes. Videos have been regarded as proof that something has happened; however, today anyone can swap faces of politicians or other people just by following a step-by-step guide available online.
With time, this will only get easier and videos like these can spread like wildfire on social media, just like fake news in 2016, but now on steroids, in the form of fake videos. This could possibly happen already in 2020, just in time for the next US elections.
Our solution allows media outlets (online, TV, news agencies, journalists) and platforms (social media sites, video sharing platforms and websites) to check the authenticity of images and videos, preventing misinformation of the public and all unwanted consequences related to forged content. The uniqueness of our solution relies on bundling different state-of-the-art technologies: forensic image analysis, metadata validation, reverse image search, AI, machine learning, digital watermarking and blockchain verification..
dearJulius.com organizes the best lifestyle content to make it easier for you to focus on yourself, stay cognizant, and be relevant. dearJulius.com is a web portal powered by dearJulius.com Inc., a New York corporation, is a Media Company under the laws of New York state in the United States of America.
dearJulius.com originated as an internet-based articles aggregator and archive service launched on June 09, 2000. Articles originally came from leading media.
By 2010, dearJulius.com had expanded its focus to include original content, as part of its plans to become a major media organization.. .
Komende is an educational platform which employs innovative technology to present information about fintech and its applications in a simplified and friendly way that the average person can understand. Utilising the most relevant editorial properties, we educate and tell stories which will change the perception of fintech technology in a way that is both informative and entertaining.
Rather than overwhelm the audience with content, we provide a resource for them to dive in and learn when and wherever they want. Our content caters to people of all knowledge levels in the hope that they come away understanding these often overwhelming concepts, and further igniting their curiosity.
We give them the skills to confidently comment on the fintech space, educate their peers, or even expand their investment portfolios. Our content is focused on but not limited to cryptocurrency, rather to understand the importance of the fintech space as a whole.
Likewise, our delivery is not limited to a single medium, but across a wide spectrum of digital, podcasts, and social media, and the latest communication media in development.. .
PickFans is bringing the ultimate app experience for sports fans. Our aim is to be the one-stop-shop for everything within the sporting world.
Through in-depth stats and analysis you’ll be in the know about everything happening with all your favourite teams and players across EVERY sporting code. This app has been built by fans for fans.
We recognise what is missing for American sports lovers and have set out to create the ultimate experience for our users. There will be no need to go anywhere else for all things sports-related.
You’ll have the tools to curate your own personalised PickFans experience, with AI and Machine Learning, continuing to optimise the content you see based on your behaviour! Follow all your favourite teams and players and you’ll be kept up to date with everything that’s happening in their world. From social media posts and articles from your favourite news sources to live scoring statistics and betting information, never miss a beat when your favourite players are in action on and off the field(or court)..
Superset is a new software platform focused on digital fitness. It believes that every trainer should be able to scale and monetize their workout content in an interactive, mobile-first format.
Additionally, it seeks to provide consumers a better and more affordable way to receive reliable fitness instruction.. .
We are pioneering a new way of shopping known as e-social trading that delivers a smarter and more collaborative shopping experience. Although the service is available for use by the general public, GivU (www.givu.mx) was specifically built and tailored to satisfy the shopping needs and wants of the millennial generation.
To this generation of users, collaborating and engaging in the sharing economy are already the norm. Millennials have embraced the idea of community that the sharing economy is rooted in, and have a greater awareness of the environmental impacts of overconsumption compared with previous generations.
GivU has demonstrated that it is not only possible, but also practical to buy products without spending your disposable income. Allowing GivU to offer a shopping alternative where customers are able to take care of their cash flow, while still enjoying the experience of buying and improving their quality of life.
www.givu.mx like a traditional e-commerce marketplace, rather than transacting in dollars users are required to sell a product to acquire credits known as Givs. One Giv is roughly equivalent to one USD and they are not exchangeable.
GivU is a new social e-commerce platform where users can get products they want using the products they already own. GivU’s product catalog is built and brought to life by the community.
The catalog increases as the community increases, providing a different window shopping experience every time a Giver goes into the platform. The site currently has more than 700 products that are either new or like new.
We’re promoting a blockchain-powered tool that helps to protect intellectual property — namely, all kinds of public content, — and monitor copyright violations. How it works Blockchain saves the timestamp and the IPFS saves the content, making the data immutable.
On saving, the system delivers a digital certificate that becomes the piece of digital evidence of authorship. If somebody tries to save another writer’s content, our AI won’t allow them to do it: before saving, it would check the internet for reverse content.
When saved, if the protected content gets published with no copyright, there’ll be an alert. Also, we resolve blockchain-backed copyright issues..
Froyoo is a cross device marketing graph for digital marketing agencies that enables highly relevant and targeted advertising. Froyoo Graph allows both global and local brands the ability to identify customers across multiple devices and at a level of sophistication and resolution in Middle East and Africa, and previously only possible in mature and saturated markets.
The organisation is closely partnering with mobile apps and games, e-commerce businesses to facilitate the functionality of the solution.. .
Tivu is represented by IPTV based in Istanbul, over internet protocol television broadcasting in Turkey, meaning, is the pioneer of IPTV technology. tivuu the web, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry and HTC are channels that broadcast over the sector.
Tivuu.’n IPTV platform over all the “Tiwi” s publishing companies as well as video content and gives place to channels.. .
OnNow.tv connects the world of Livestreaming. Streamers, performers and hosts of any kind of Livestream can use OnNow.tvto promote upcoming programming, market to fans, drive viewership to any platform and retarget previous users. Everyone can discover the best upcoming and current Livestreams available, add them to a “watch list” and receive reminders of when and where to watch.
Also, users can follow any host or performer and get notified every time they schedule a new livestream.. .
YouTube multi-channel network • with the 100/0 revenue share • Express Payments • Content protection • IT-system for your channel’s growth Vidgum is a team of 100+ experts who have been working with YouTube creators for 5+ years. We speak 10+ languages and assist YouTubers in 70+ countries.
We pros all around, the indicators of our partners are always growing.. .
Stainless AI develops advanced media technologies powered by artificial intelligence that enhance media production and distribution workflows. Stainless AI’s Autologger product uses computer vision and AI to automatically extract metadata from content to assist media producers and rights holders with digital asset management, OTT advertising and related products.
Stainless AI’s hapn.in product enables complex real-time data collection and analysis for customers that need advanced automated data workflows. Stainless AI also markets video technologies that enable markerless, occlusion-supported overlays that enhance and personalize content..
Today’s marketing is fragmented, many-sided and complex reflecting the consumer journey that touches diverse channels and mediums. Thus, marketers have to manage wider media mix with increasing kind and number of data.
Measuring ROI under these conditions is difficult. Medialyzer’s AI based algorithm measures the impact of each ad airing on online activity.
Our cutting edge video recognition technology provides advertisers with fresh data in in real time. Analyzing your media investments’ impact on online consumer behavior is the key to boost your ROI.
Master your consumer journey with our integrated marketing platform.. .
Cryptoknowmics is a total crypto info and media platform focusing on cryptocurrency news and market data provider. It covers almost all aspects of the crypto world from the exchange, tokens, coins, dapps, ICOs, IEOs, STOs, events, airdrops, jobs, services, wallets, etc.
They bring and deliver news and critical information from above 3000 sources at your fingertips. The content strategy of their platform reflects real innovation, which focuses on their day-to-day responsibilities toward their readership.
It comprises of informed editorials on regulations, peer group analysis, and insights from industry veterans. The in-depth market analyses, tutorials, and learning modules also help crypto traders and enthusiasts to gain a better understanding of the complicated crypto industry and identify crypto trends.
Cryptoknowmic was established in 2019 and is based in London, England, UK.. .
Campside Media is a podcast company created to deliver big, tentpole shows by placing its bets squarely on storytellers. Campside Media will focus on narrative nonfiction storytelling in the fast-growing audio segment, developing projects that span the true crime, scandal, and adventure genres.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.. .
Voimada is an online platform that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to convert speech to text. With the power of Machine learning, voice recognition, speech to text we build an AI powered technology helps to transcribe audio, and video.
Voimada is an handy tool for professionals and academicians.. .