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30 Innovative Animation Startups To Watch In 2020

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Animation startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Animation industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Cameo FX

The idea behind this startup: Visual effects and animation company

Headquarters: Irvine, California, United States

Industries: Animation, Creative Agency, Digital Media, TV Production, Virtual Reality

Founders: Sergii Mashevskyi

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2. Mango Animate

The idea behind this startup: Mango Animate develops animation makers for both individual and business users.

Headquarters: Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Industries: Animation, Computer, Digital Marketing, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Entertainment, Software

Founders: Winston Zhang

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3. Tjimahi.com

The idea behind this startup: Interactive Internet Incorporation

Headquarters: Cimahi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Industries: Animation, Domain Registrar, Gaming, Internet, Marketplace, Software

Founders: Eji Erubani

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4. CloudHoppers

The idea behind this startup: In its concept phase, CloudHoppers is a film series that helps everyone understand, you are not alone and to always look up!

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Animation, Children, Film, Media and Entertainment

Founders: Unknown

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5. Studio iQ

The idea behind this startup: Award-winning animation studio in Mumbai, India. our animation studio produces 2D and 3D animations for education,entertainment industries.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Advertising, Animation

Founders: Unknown

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6. Chordata Motion

The idea behind this startup: The open source motion capture system

Headquarters: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Industries: Animation, Hardware, Media and Entertainment, Motion Capture, Open Source, Software, Virtual Reality

Founders: Unknown

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7. Marcato Studio

The idea behind this startup: Marcato is a digital product design agency. Clients include Gameloft, ShipHero, help2change, VP Bastion, SmartCar and Manetho.

Headquarters: Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Industries: Animation, Mobile, UX Design, Web Design

Founders: Unknown

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8. WeLo App

The idea behind this startup: Mobile App

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Animation, Event Promotion, Events, Messaging, Mobile Apps, Social Media

Founders: J S, Mike Singer, Tom Shearer

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9. Maxvel Studios

The idea behind this startup: Maxvel Studios is a software company that specializes in game development.

Headquarters: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Industries: Animation, Gaming, Mobile Apps, PC Games, Software

Founders: Unknown

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10. Lanterns

The idea behind this startup: Lanterns is an independent video game studio focusing mainly on narrative video games, VR, AR and Mocap services.

Headquarters: Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Industries: Animation, Augmented Reality, Video Games, Virtual Reality

Founders: Jihed Jaouabi, Nabil Brahem, Oussama Ben Mariem

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11. Koora Studio

The idea behind this startup: Media creation company. 3D Animation, Advertising, Motion graphics, VR, Video.

Headquarters: Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain

Industries: 3D Technology, Advertising, Animation, Graphic Design, Video, Video Advertising, Virtual Reality

Founders: Unknown

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12. Thoplam

The idea behind this startup: Cloud GPU services for animation rendering, CV, NLP, and other deep learning applications.

Headquarters: Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

Industries: Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Image Recognition, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing

Founders: Unknown

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13. Boundary

The idea behind this startup: Boundary is a production studio that mainly focuses on 3DCG animation.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Industries: 3D Technology, Animation, Media and Entertainment

Founders: Unknown

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14. Visign

The idea behind this startup: Visign provides floor plans, photography, digital styling, space presentations and visualizations services.

Headquarters: Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Industries: Animation, Photography, Real Estate

Founders: Unknown

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15. Arrowdrop

The idea behind this startup: Arrowdrop is a visual communication agency that delivers animation, infographics and multimedia services.

Headquarters: The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Animation, Digital Marketing, Digital Media

Founders: Earnie Martha, Patrick Bitik

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16. BMC Creative Management

The idea behind this startup: BMC Creative Management B.V is an agency that represents various artists in the entertainment field.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Animation, Film, Photography

Founders: Unknown

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17. Flow Studio

The idea behind this startup: Flow studio – make your imagination a great visual storytelling

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Animation, Graphic Design, Motion Capture, Video

Founders: Unknown

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18. Astrolads

The idea behind this startup: Astrolads is a digital agency that deals with podcasts, animation, video series, social media distributions and branding.

Headquarters: The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Advertising, Animation, Brand Marketing, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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19. Gemini Media

The idea behind this startup: Gemini Media is a creative media agency that specializes in storytelling, branding, animation, photography, videos and digital marketing.

Headquarters: Someren, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands

Industries: Advertising, Animation, Creative Agency, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Video

Founders: Frank Prinsen, Maurits Prinsen

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20. OK Social

The idea behind this startup: We’re a creative animation studio specialising in social content. For us, social media is no afterthought.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Advertising, Animation

Founders: Unknown

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21. INFINITYFX

The idea behind this startup: INFINITYFX is a visual effects company that focuses on 3D modeling, animation, texture painting, editing.

Headquarters: Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: 3D Technology, Animation, Information Technology

Founders: Unknown

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22. Live Makers

The idea behind this startup: Live Makers creates character creation tools that use for mobile, VR/AR games, and 3D modeling resources.

Headquarters: Jeonju, Cholla-bukto, South Korea

Industries: 3D Technology, Animation, Developer Tools

Founders: Unknown

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23. The Artistry

The idea behind this startup: The Artistry specializes in animation, illustration, graphic design, business cards, commercials and promotional ideas.

Headquarters: Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Advertising, Animation, Graphic Design, Marketing, Professional Services

Founders: Unknown

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24. DgLogiQ

The idea behind this startup: One small touch to Distinguish DgLogiQ from others is putting Client’s priority in front and center, rather than false commitment.

Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Industries: Advertising, Animation, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Internet, Web Design, Web Development

Founders: Ritesh Kumaar

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25. What Happened Studios.

The idea behind this startup: What Happened Studios is an indie creator of animation, games, and VFX.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Animation, Art, Media and Entertainment

Founders: Jude W. Osei-Tutu

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26. Bathija Web Services

The idea behind this startup: Bathija Web Services is a BPO company, which provides services including Web Design, Software development, and digital marketing.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Animation, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Information Technology

Founders: Unknown

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27. AnimeFillerGuide

The idea behind this startup: AnimeFillerGuide provides information about Anime episodes list and filler list.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Animation, Digital Entertainment

Founders: Unknown

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28. YUIMEX

The idea behind this startup: YUIMEX specializes in copyright, digital content, animation, and network entertainment services.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Industries: Animation, Content, Media and Entertainment, Music

Founders: Unknown

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29. Djinsei.com

The idea behind this startup: Internet of Things.

Headquarters: Cimahi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Industries: Animation, Gaming, Internet

Founders: Unknown

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30. Plumber TV

The idea behind this startup: Cartoon animation/voice acting organization. Plumber TV was founded by Daniel Envy and Eric Loesch who both have huge contributions.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Animation, Comics, Digital Entertainment, TV Production

Founders: Daniel Envy

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