This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Social Media startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Social 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 Social Media Startups
unlu is a two-way engagement platform where users can book personalized video messages from celebrities. The video messaging platform helps mediate personalized fan moments in the form of celebrity recorded wishes on special occasions.
The platform is accessible as an application, and a website where celebrities can connect with their fans by sending across birthday or anniversary wishes, inspirational messages, greetings, brand endorsements and shout outs on request. UNLU bears an appeal to its concept in being an attractive way to send across video messages to family, friends and dear ones.
The flashy service offered by unlu connects celebrities and fans taps into our obsession for our favourite actors, actresses, athletes and life coaches. UNLU has roped in almost 500 celebrities who excel as television artists, sports-persons, reality TV stars, professional dancers and singers, motivational speakers, social media influencers, You Tubers and TikTok Stars, poets, writers, among many others.
UNLU has an expansive celebrity base from various walks of life and regions all over India. The platform boasts of a rich line-up of celebrities such as the likes of star performer R.
Madhavan, outstanding badminton players Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap, champion bowler Harbhajan Singh, RJ Rahul Makin, music maestro Salim Merchant, to name a few.. .
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..
Tring is the new-age Santa Claus delivering smiles and happiness. We give fans the opportunity to engage with their favourite celebrities, creating beautiful, unique, valuable and everlasting memories for the fans to cherish for all their lives and share with their friends and families.
Our goal is to be the one-stop platform for all digital services related to celebrities and we are very grateful to our investors for trusting our vision and believing in the company.. .
Cobble develops a decision-making app that curates date night plans for couples. The platform helps to make it easier to discover, agree on, and do the things couples want to do together.
The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in New York.. .
Flip’s Social Shopping platform blends the power of social media with the buying appeal of e-commerce. Customers receive pieces of clothing based on their preferences, likes, and interactions.
The fitting room is flipped into the living room, where they try on everything and share photos on the Flip social platform to get a thumbs up or down from friends on what looks best.. .
Journify – The Audio Journaling App
Journify is a voice-first timeline app. Tap to record your audio journals on the go, organize your voice notes with tags and comments, and revisit or share your recordings via text, Whatsapp or email.
All voice notes are encrypted so everything you say is literally off the record. Journify also lets you track your mental wellness journey with quick sleep, energy and motivation check-ins, and a burnout assessment.
Are you still there?… our lips are sealed..
geojam is the first rewards-based music platform where every action earns points that can be redeemed for personalized experiences and customized merchandise; never before has there been a more authentic and direct way uniting artists and fans. geojam enables artists to transform the way they connect, market and share their music to significantly expand fan bases and drive new revenue streams.
By providing innovative technology, compelling infrastructure and dynamic marketing reach, geojam purposefully connects artists and fans.. .
Kippo is a dating and social app created by gamers that provides an immersive and engaging experience for a digital generation. Designed for anyone and everyone who likes to play games, the Kippo platform provides an organic approach to building connections, making friends and finding dates.
The platform is built around the mission of creating a safe and welcoming community that facilitates meaningful connections and interactions through the love of games. Launched in early 2019, Kippo’s founding members include former dating app executives, prominent twitch influencers, professional gamers, esports shoutcaster/commentator and a kpop artist..
Mys Tyler is a Sydney startup with a mission to make fashion more accessible and enjoyable for all women, and everybody. We connect women who look similar, so that fashion content served up, is not just inspirational but is also accessible and actionable.
With our unique solution to solving fit, we believe we can solve this $1 trillion industry issue, and become the top lead generator for fashion brands, and the go-to fashion destination for women.. .
With Factoreal, every marketer is a PRO. Factoreal is an automation tool designed for marketers from the ground-up and built on 3 foundational principles – Simple, Intelligent, Effective.
Factoreal enables every business, Big or Small, to easily automate their customer journeys and transform the way they market online. It comes with a powerful segmentation engine combined with real-time customer insights, to deliver awesome and engaging customer journeys across Email, Social, Website and other Mobile channels.
With social ad management too built into the platform, Factoreal is the one-stop-shop for your digital marketing needs.. .
Typs was founded with a very simple vision: giving employees real-time access to their salaries, anytime, anywhere. Companies see increased retention and acquisition, while they help their employees in a way that has never been seen before: providing financial wellness.
And employees enjoy real-time access to their earned income, moving away from payday loans and financial stress, and definitely building an emotional bound to their employers.. .
Free system for managing social networks and messaging apps. -> No tariff plans.
Unit of measure – account on the social network or messaging app. -> An unlimited number of users, projects, and scheduled posts.
-> Add accounts in 2 minutes and start boosting your brand. Top3 startups of Estonia https://investinestonia.com/top-5-startups/ -> Top2 startups of SeedStars https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-tallin-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1oDZUYubndbm0f8poLX6-mnG4MjT9-40U5l6MPccVegi6IdP-GySqca1s 4.9 stars from Trustpilot 2020 -> 4.8 stars from Capterra 2020 -> Happiest Users 2020 -> Quality Choice 2020 -> High Performer Summer 2020 -> Users Love Us 2020.
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Our first app, HAGS: Yearbook Signatures, let let tens of thousands of students sign their yearbooks through Snapchat. HAGS will be relaunching as an entirely new space for high school students to interact with their class.
Based in New York.. .
Clash is a social video app with internal tools for video creators to earn a living, and communities for fans to come together. They are building the first Creator-founded social network, empowering short-form video creators through innovative monetization options, inclusive communities, and fun, creator inspired features.
We’re dedicated to helping Creators succeed and sustain a living by creating content full-time. We’re excited to have you on this journey..
HAGS is a platform for high school students built on top of Snapchat. The company works with over 200+ high school ambassadors across the U.S.
as they continue to deliver products and experiences created by and for Gen-Z. HAGS will launch its new digital classrooms in beta in six high schools in California, and students at these schools will be able to walk into their high school on HAGS and interact with their classmates..
Digital Prezence provides software solutions specializing in influencer campaigns, email marketing, and market research. DP’s services empower business owners, agencies, and influencers to increase productivity through automation and allow for data-driven decision making.
Digital Prezence’s web platform, “Bella”, enables marketers to seamlessly run influencer campaigns from top to bottom faster, more efficiently, and with less effort.. .
We envision a world where everyone can make a living by sharing their passion. We are empowering tech leaders, career advisors, K12 teachers, lifestyle gurus and many others to host 1:1 sessions, offer live classes and build long-term follower bases who fund their work.
Built with love by co-founders who have scaled products across Apple, Amazon, McKinsey and SoftBank.. .
ZigZag is a startup video collaboration app based out of LA. On ZigZag, users can create videos with up to 12 friends at the same time.
Once a video is posted, all participants share the engagement – meaning they rise in the ranks together! ZigZag is also revolutionizing the social media market with their highly engaged team. The ZigZag team chooses their favorite videos daily to repost, comment, and share.
Users can get trending by making awesome content and tagging ZigZag in the video! Join the community and download ZigZag in the App Store now: http://bit.ly/gozigzag. .
MyPitch is a data driven football community giving players unique game insights on a personal level. Using MyPitch gives football players at any level the opportunity to track game performances and expose them to the football community.
Our top notch tracking technology ensures accurate match data combined with a seamless user experience.. .
FameCast Media develops and operates the FAME (Fan Amplification Monetization Engagement) Platform, an AI-powered content creation, management and audience monetization platform and network. The FAME Platform enables Creators, Influencers and Brands to reach, engage, manage, amplify and monetize audiences with a complete, end-to-end solution platform for social media analysis & marketing, content creation, viral content distribution & syndication, data management, advertising and e-commerce.
FAME leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to automate most of these workflows and consolidates the data and dashboards into a single platform.. .
DeepMedia is building the first DeepFake social media app. Users on Insta and TikTok can only create videos with one identity – themselves.
Our unique DeepFake networks allow users to create content using any identity they choose! Our users have already generated over 200K DeepFakes, many getting 20K+ views on TikTok. Giving users access to infinite, fully-realistic identities is the next social media step function..
Interlace is an online dating platform that allows users to find local people and friends with cameras. The platform offers users to meet people and watch videos online, enabling them to find and meet new people that fit their choice and interest.
Interlace was founded in 2019 by Paari Kandappan and is based in Brooklyn, New York.. .
At Quadby, we believe university life is about finding your peers. We started the company from just an idea sketched on a paper, now we’re the nation’s largest student community app used by 15K students across 29 universities.
But why did we even start? Let’s go back in time to day 0 of our university life. Do you still remember how it was? We knew nobody, finding the right peers was so tough, and we feel so lost.
We wish we knew who to talk to, we wish we knew where to belong at and where to go to. For some of us, we still remember how lonely it felt.
Fast forward till today, this issue persists among new university students. Existing apps and sites no longer appeal to Gen Z due to cluttering, noise and irrelevant audience.
Here’s when we enter the picture: Quadby is a student community app designed for peer-discovery and community management. We optimized Quadby for Gen Z by being the fastest and easiest college life navigation app, thanks to our founder’s deep insights of Gen Z.
Quadby introduces new ways to for students to navigate and adapt to college life with: i. Foyer: Real-time chat with students from your campus, ii.
SBchat is the most simple messaging app to use; introducing a unique, mysterious & interactive way to communicate when texting. Search through any of our 4 categories of sounds to send to your friends & family.
Sounds are sent through animated bubbles (sound bubbles) in which the recipient would tap to “pop” open and emit the sent selected/custom made sounds. You can also change your wallpaper colors for conversations, the color of the bubbles, your profile picture and turn the pre “pop” sound on/off in your settings tab.
Signing up couldn’t be easier, simply connect your gmail, phone# or a 3rd-party affiliate(Facebook, Twitter). More features & content will be added in the following months! Don’t let emojis & Gifs take over the world, happy popping!.
IMPRESSO a Premium Hub for Real Professionals and Businesses. IMPRESSO is your trusted digital identity and verified professional data provider.
Where you truly own and control the rights of your privacy and confidentiality of your personal and professional data for sharing, unsharing, deletion and even making money. IMPRESSO profiles benefit from having a professional digital identity they can utilize to prove who they really are and the validity of their professional history without having to repeatedly give away their information.
The IMPRESSO team is currently serving over 120 countries and continuously improving one of the most sophisticated online professional data authentication platforms to better serve our users and businesses. Our target market today is the careers and advertising industry.
IMPRESSO Labs is headquartered in Switzerland.. .
Pesopie is the world’s first video entertainment cum fashion E-commerce platform that provides an amazing and seamless shopping experience to its users. It facilitates its users with the option to purchase any product they like while watching entertaining video clips right on their mobile phones.
This engaging social commerce model is achieved by developing an equilibrium between video content creators and consumers, most of whom are online shoppers themselves. Amongst the creators, millions of micro-influencers worldwide are already posting very effective and valuable content for marketers and brands, but only a minuscule of them are able to effectively monetise their influence.
Pesopie empowers this massive entrepreneurial youth composed of young social media influencers to start their own e-commerce business with zero investment and minimum efforts. The concept is quite simple – Pesopie incentivises its influencers to make money easily from their routine passion of creating videos and reaching out to the larger masses.
All supplementary hassles – be it product procurement from factories, E-commerce setup, Payments and Logistics – are handled by Pesopie so that they can focus on what truly matters. In the process, they emerge as a fashion icon themselves and eventually carve their own brand.
Having an unmatched expertise of cross-border business, Pesopie has been founded by industry leaders across multiple domains. Now, Social media influencers have no need to endorse other brands when they can have their own..
We are a Fintech, Young, Dynamic, Smart and Nativa Digital company We believe that the digital break-in will reach all orders of life. Within the world of digital financial services, we want to contribute to the incorporation of these means of payment by the major brands into their value proposal, both to improve the experience of their customers and to take advantage of the efficiency generated by the digital ecosystem.
This force will be a vital driving force in the search for greater financial inclusion, which must be inexorably supported by financial education. We design a differential solution in the market, with scalability capabilities for large Fintech business deployments in Telecommunications companies, Retailers and Large Communities, delivering a value offer both in consulting, as in the products, developments and integrations..
Despite travel is a difficult task in 2020, we are here to help the local community to promote the business by short videos, using unique AI & machine learning models. Intro in 1-minute: https://youtu.be/vpY1KAgTJnE Visit www.travelmew.com Travelmew is a smart, short travel video app that understands your travel patterns and preferences.
Each video is up to 60 seconds and it is FREE to watch, share, copy itinerary, or post about your trip. Travelmew lets you visualize, search, and plan! We do not provide booking services as we will leave that to the travel professionals.
We understand that different people recommend things in various ways, and what we do is to provide a platform that enables anyone to recommend their best travel ideas. Many people have been asking why we have started this Travelmew project during a global pandemic.
The reason is simple; we want to help the people, businesses and local communities who rely on travel for a livelihood showcase their attractiveness through short video promotions to keep the world moving. As an initiative of COVID-19 to support the local community, we are offering 6 months FOC to promote your short video, which means you will get FREE sales lead.
We are also actively partnering with content creators and hospitality service providers. Talk to us today! Can’t Travel Yet? Let’s #Vlog !!.
We are a technology company building a market defining product. We call it E.
E = Social + Chat + Pay A social network. A messaging platform.
A universal payments system. All in one app.
The worlds first social, messaging and payments network with 100% real users.. .
At FRUSS, we want to set a new standard for online meetings and social experiences. We believe that virtual online experiences should be fun and engaging, not boring and networking and socializing should feel as natural as it does in person.
We believe that future of online virtual experiences is hybrid, allowing both virtual and in person attendees to seamlessly engage and mingle, making travel a choice, not a requirement. How we make it happen? By combining all available virtual engagement technologies (videoconferencing, instant messaging, webcasting, AI robo-advisors, VR experiences, collaborative online gaming) into one single easy to use and device agnostic platform for purposes of humans sharing knowledge with, connecting with and doing business with other humans..
Clava is a location-based social network that is focused on helping you connect with locals & discover things to do in your surrounding area. Scan our map to discover different types of chatrooms from all over the world.
Join these chatrooms to instantly start connecting with users in that surrounding area. You can mention other users, share pictures and react to other user’s messages inside our chatrooms.
If you’re looking for specials, discounts or something to do in your area, we got you covered! Navigate to our promotions page (top left button on the map) and it will display promotions that contain discounts, event/party invites and more in your surrounding area. Promotions will help you find things to do, save money and more!.
Givelist is one app for all your giving. Discover the best charities from 1.9m ranked, with financials and impact stories, categorized by cause.
Give directly from your bank, easily and powerful recurring giving, and even start your own micro-foundation with our Giving Accounts (online bank accounts for charitable giving). See direct impact stories from the charities you give to.
Remain anonymous to avoid fundraising letters and emails. Follow your friends, family and co-workers to give together..
Problem: Today, users of social media have no choice but to have their online experience dictated to them by other users & businesses as they push their opinions, politics, humor, ads, and more out to the world with little regard for the psychological effect that content and privacy-abusing advertising can have on people and society as a whole. It’s for these reasons that over half of all Americans agree that social media is a negative influence on the world.
Businesses’ (especially SMBs) only way of knowing when and why people are interested in their products is reactively, once they have been exposed to their advertising. These companies are losing out on a completely untapped area of business-to-customer communication where, preemptively, companies are able to generate revenue from customers who have never interacted with their advertising in any way.
Solution: WhoYou allows users to have complete control over their social media experience because, for the user, YOU are the master of the content that you see, hear, and feel. You are able to pull out the information from other users that you’re interested in, freeing you from the incessant negativity that is now available.
For businesses, user’s cynical insinuations caused by your advertising will disappear, as you will be able to communicate in a real, unobtrusive human manner with those people most interested in the products and services that you provide, in a completely preemptive manner. This is a completely new way to connect and it’s not just exciting because it’s different, it’s exciting because it’s better.
WhoYou Mission Statement: We are a tool for connecting like-minded users, creating human understanding from a technology application. We seek to eliminate unwanted peer-to-peer interactions by enabling positivity and good-natured conversations for all users and aim to divest humanity from the cynicism and hate that is pervasive on social media.
All social media today is push-oriented meaning users push their opinions, politics, humor and more onto each other. WhoYou is the first ever pull-oriented connection application.
SiteVibes is a cloud-based User Generated Content & Visual Marketing Platform, enabling B2B and B2C e-commerce to dynamically engage with shoppers. Customers can use SiteVibes to display real-time trending products, user-generated content, social proof messaging, and engagement widgets throughout the site experience.
The platform also provides e-commerce and merchandisers with actionable analytics and a versatile toolset. SiteVibes is e-commerce platform-agnostic and trusted by brands such as Shoe Carnival, Dakota Supply Group, and Cook’s Direct.
SiteVibes was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.. .
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We support some of the world’s most active organisations and talent acquisition teams to solve their toughest and most challenging hiring challenges by transforming the way companies use their recruitment data. We inform rather than prescribe and enable organisations to remove the bias in their recruitment process and create a more diverse intake and talent pool.
We give organisations a goldmine of insights into all things talent acquisition and building a sustainable recruitment model. We provide an embedded solution which combines people (talent experts), technology (MYPAM our platform) and science (predictive analysis) to revolutionise talent acquisition and the recruitment process.
We don’t use data to be descriptive instead we harness AI, machine learning and deep learning techniques to make it predictive, we enable decision makers to test their intuition about how teams and employees might develop or perform in a combination with each other (culture matching) and through our talent experts we work closely with organisations to improve, implement and transform their talent acquisition process and create a sustainable recruitment model.. .
Givetastic is a smart engagement app and SaaS to increase meaningful engagement within companies. We empower employees to create social and environmental impact.
Givetastic provides an engagement app to lead and engage with purpose across all areas of the organization, stretching each invested € in CSR even more to maximize social impact.. .
We have the most advanced communication methods in existence, so why are so many of us feeling more disconnected than ever? It’s simple, whilst Covid has led to record growth in social app usage, major issues such as superficiality, low wellbeing and lack of real interactions remain unaddressed. blixr is transforming the social app through voice and bringing excitement, intimacy and authenticity to the market.
We’re helping people connect for real through socially responsible algos and by making the multi-platform process of meeting someone online to offline hassle free, simple & quick. People can connect online for friendship or romance, choose from a handpicked list of personally tailored activities and meet..
Craft Music is a social media app, pocket studio, and peer-to-peer marketplace for musicians, visual artists, and brands. Visual artists can sell digital art and video clips.
Music producers can sell instrumentals and sample packs. Multiple users can collaborate in the app studio in real time and import or record music, photos, and videos.
Brands can hire musicians and artists to create unique, authentic ads for their products and services. Beta testing expected to begin in September 2019..
An app-centered, lifestyle, health & longevity optimising global platform. B2B and B2C.
Integration of on-line and real-life. Our vision is to change the way the world ages, to enrich the lives of our SuperAgers, to bring wider & global positive impact, to connect business with our demographic and to create a new, meaningful social network.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in UK.. .
The Oversight Board is tasked with addressing some of the most challenging and consequential decisions arising from Facebook and Instagram posts, providing independent judgement on the propriety of disputed content to determine what should remain up and what should be taken down. Once fully operational, the Oversight Board will make binding decisions regarding Facebook-referred and user-appealed cases.
The Board will also provide information about which cases it has selected, what decisions were made, and how they have been implemented. More information about how the Oversight Board will function and be structured can be read in the Charter and Bylaws.
The Oversight Board Administration, which will support the Oversight Board Co-Chairs and Members, will be comprised of a professional staff. The Administration is currently hiring for a range of roles focused on facilitating case review and the operations of the Board.
Current vacancies include roles for supporting case selection, case development, and policy and research, as well as communications, legal, finance, human resource and administration.. .
Cittando is an innovative internet portal, mobile application and digital platform that allows users to discover things to do in their free time throughout Italy. Cittando offers an alternative and simple way to have events and experiences at your fingertips, for anyone, anywhere.
By connecting to Cittando.com or downloading the free application for smartphones and tablets, Cittando will recognize the place where it is located and through its algorithms it will suggest, in a single solution, all the things to to do in the geographical area, for example: events, experiences, trips, cinema and much more. It is also easy to search for activities in another city, by entering the zip code, the name of the city, the distance or simply by scrolling the map.
It is possible to search for this information simply by adapting the filters and categories to your profile. It is possible to save your favorite events and share them with friends.
It is very easy and free. It can be consulted by anyone.
The platform offers all the information on the activities, including: location, directions, description, link to purchase tickets, photos and movie trailers. The service is free for users who have made millions of activities available in one click..
Toucan is a virtual platform specifically designed for social events. Guests move smoothly from conversation to conversation while keeping track of their friends and people they want to meet.
This allows groups to connect in natural and authentic ways and makes virtual events approachable, engaging, and frictionless.. .
Minly makes impossible connections possible. We help bridge the gap between celebrities and their fans.
With so many people facing unprecedented hardships today, Minly helps give fans access to unforgettable experiences from their favorite stars. Minly is a platform where fans can request personalized video shoutouts from their favorite actors, singers, athletes, influencers, and more.
Fans can surprise their friends or loved ones for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or just because! Minly’s positive impact doesn’t end here — we have also partnered with the a few local non-profit organizations focused on feeding, development, and social development in the region. Minly Ltd.
provides the Minly service – website, iOS and Android apps – to users in the Middle East region and globally.. .
NERVE is a blockchain company that creates access to blockchain-based peer-to-peer payments and reward schemes for social media users. Our aim is to revolutionize rewards for social media content production and give communities more influence on content creation.
Our service allows viewers to pool crypto currency and attach it to a proposal they want to see implemented by their favorite social media actor. In addition, we make it possible to create content-related bets processed on the blockchain.
NERVE acts as a third-party tool that can be used on top of any other social media platform and runs almost entirely on the Ethereum blockchain. The NERVE app is available for Windows, Android and iOS..
Ethels Club is the first private membership club and workspace created for and by people of color. Our mission in building a network of branded spaces is to shift the narrative around coworking and social clubs into a platform to empower our members and the communities in which they live, work and create.
Our first location is in Brooklyn, New York. As a Black woman working in the real estate and tech space for the past four years, I come face to face with the chronic lack of representation in the industry every day.
This same deficit of genuine representation is very much reflected in many of the ‘third spaces’, including social clubs that many of us rely on for our social nucleus, professional network and cultural anchor. Ethels Club is the brick-and-mortar answer, created so that members can reclaim and redefine the parts of themselves that have been repressed and neglected..
Happs is a global community working together to change the face of live news. Happs is a live streaming news platform that covers top stories from around the world.
Using Happs app, it alerts the community to global breaking or trending news events — this could be an article, tweet, image, or live video of the event.. .
Phovi is a Mobile Gaming Social Network. With built-in games and communications tools, we connect users from around the world through texting, video calls during live game matches, communities of various subjects, and a competitive global ranking.
We act as a game distributor to local game designers, providing revenue, discoverability, and a stronger portfolio, and for the users, we provide meaningful interactions over borders.. .
Flote is a community-driven social network with a focus on user privacy and monetization. All forms of content can be shared and monetized.
This includes audio, video, images, and text posts. Users can livestream and receive superchats from their audience with no fees.
All payments are p2p and fee-free on Flote. Every account comes with an easy to use crypto wallet.
Chat with your friends in private using encrypted messaging. Tipping is available throughout the platform..