This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Messaging startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Messaging 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 Messaging Startups
Yac is a digital voice messaging service developing a broad range of hosted messaging and communications services. Its hosted messaging and communications services includes inbound call management, fax to email, virtual numbers, audio conferencing, and personal numbers facilities.
It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Kissimmee, Florida.. .
imMail Highlights 2020 • We started the year by appointing a new Executive Chairman, Tink Taylor, who is the Founder of www.dotdigital.com, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange with an ARR of over 40million GBP. Tink, Leo Valenca imMail CEO, and Jason Michaud Chief Commercial Officer have a disruptive plan to change the AI Collaboration Market.
The mission is to lead the AI Collaboration and Communication market, providing cost-effective solutions that adhere to global data security laws and the prevention of cybercrimes, workplace harassment & school bullying. • imMail launched the first to market AI-Enabled Collaboration & Communication Platform with an easy to use interface that supports accelerated user learning & adoption.
With an AI Engine that transforms real-time conversational data into useful insights to understand organization climate, productivity & learning gaps, compliance, harassment, and a variety of threats. • imMail has multiple security layers, including SSL, AES-256, MFA & on-premise installations.
This has helped accelerate our offering to highly secure organizations (government, healthcare (telehealth), banking (Customer Meetings), Educators (Remote Learning), and many other secure enterprises. More Details on our security layers here.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iXZu5_JX5RZZrLLmvOGk_CdawxyFbcnA/view?usp=sharing • Our AI Engine and Security Layer development has been led by Raphael Del Ray, our Chief Data Scientist, whose company was acquired by Diebold after installing his AI Cyber Security Software on 40+ million machines. • Our main competitor is Slack, who pioneered the collaboration market with success, mainly in North America.
However, Slack was designed for the software industry, and the user interface has been made for IT developers that makes it difficult for general usability. imMail main differentiators are it’s easy to use interface, can be white-labeled for resellers or enterprise branding, also can be provided via the cloud and on-premise installations, and last but not least we have an AI Engine that transforms conversations data into real-time insights to accelerate productivity, learning and keep organizations globally safe and secure.
Riot offers an open, secure, and inter-operable communication platform for work and home. Riot (formerly known as Vector while it was running in Beta) is a new UK-borne app running on an underlying open-source platform.
It is aiming to bring conversations and productivity tools together, across different apps, and providing users with the ability to tweak and host their own version by being open source, while also being secure. Riot is built on Matrix, an open standard for decentralized persistent communication.
Riot lets teams share data and collaborate on projects across different communication apps and third party tools. It uses Matrix to bridge to external networks such as Slack, IRC, Twitter and Gitter.
It also offers hosted integrations to third party apps like GitHub, Jira and Jenkins, and relies on Matrix for bots and other integrations development.. .
XQ is a data protection platform that easily encrypts at the edge and works everywhere. Secure emails, texts, IoT data, or even voice and send it through any app, platform, or network including 5G.
We have edge applications for Gmail, Outlook, iOS, and Android and an API that can be integrated into anything. As an added bonus we’re quantum resistant..
Project Cece is an online marketplace for fair and sustainable fashion. It offers over 15,000 products from over 100 different webshops with sustainability at its core.
The goal is to have a positive impact on the fashion industry by making fair and sustainable clothing easy to find. Project Cece provides transparent information on brands and their sustainability and gives relevant information to make buying sustainable easy and fun..
Netspeak Games operates as a zero-crunch studio that develops online multiplayer games. Its first game is a non-violent social MMO, designed to be a fun place to hang out with friends.
Players can relax, play, or just get some headspace. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in London, England..
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.. .
SBchat introduces a new unique, interactive, mysterious 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 content and features will be added in the following months! Don’t let emojis & Gifs take over the world, happy popping!.
Talkie is an AI-powered virtual agent, which uses natural language to provide phone customer service 24/7. It automates repetitive processes in call centers and significantly reduces costs.
Talkie is also great at managing high volume campaigns where thousands of customers have to be reached in a short space of time.. .
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!.
Non-desk employees don’t have work email addresses (or not sitting in front of their computer all day) thus they are mainly out of the internal communication flow. We decided to use the tool that is available for each employees: their mobile phone.
Blue Colibri provides a closed system that allows two-way information flow between employee groups and the management. Our app is a solution for reaching and gathering answers from dispersed teams without computer workstations and/or email addresses.
Colleagues will be able to read the latest news anywhere, create a group with the click of a button, chat, give feedback, fill a survey or a quiz, send and idea through the idea box, organize events, check and download pictures and documents. The platform provides multiple features that make internal communication processes fun and help employees feel more involved with the organization..
Starthawk is an online platform for finding a co-founder for startups and businesses. The platform algorithm helps filter through the pool of candidates to find a co-founder with the exact skill set and experience they’re looking for.
It offers two subscription plans such as on the free plan can initiate one free conversation per month. Starthawk’s unique selling point is its intuitiveness and provides a user-friendly and quick messaging experience between co-founders.
The intuitive messaging system provides quick and easy communication amongst other co-founders and their filters allow them to easily narrow down the type of co-founder. It aims to connect entrepreneurs worldwide with the co-founders and knowledge they need to launch successful businesses..
When you send us your food shopping list via Facebook Messenger, provider helps you shop with your budget and same day delivery. Powered by natural language understanding, we want to make food and condiments market more conversational, flexible and convenient.
We’re one of the first conversational food market players and we’ll help to change the future of mobile food market! Our goal is to make food and condiments available through messaging and we use bots (chatbots, voice assistants) and existing channels to enable instant and sustainable 1-to-1 communication.. .
SleekFlow is a leading provider of integrated omni-channel customer communication platforms that allows enterprise teams to create and manage conversations while accelerating workflow on all messaging channels, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Line, WeChat, SMS, Viber, Live Chat and even programmable calls. With our campaign and automation features, integrated with other enterprise softwares such as HubSpot, Google Forms, Facebook Lead Ads and Calendar, customers in average report that they see 28% increase in customer conversion rate and 22% increase in leads generated, with 18% increase in CSAT score.
SleekFlow was founded in 2019 by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and engineers under the hood of Cyberport Incubation Program, missioned to power the future of social commerce. Since our launch in October 2019, SleekFlow has expanded rapidly and accumulated more than 1000+ clients across e-commerce, retail, client services, hospitality and technology in North America, Europe and Asia.
We are a certified partner with Microsoft, Twilio, Facebook and many more cloud services providers.. .
Assistalong is solving one of the biggest problems existing in the marketplace. The majority of sellers don’t know who’s buying their products through various third party online and offline retail channels and therefore they have no way to manage the customer relationship.
Assistalong is a SaaS business that enables sellers to connect with their customers directly and manage all aspects of customer relationships through one single platform.. .
Zendit is a conversational email application specialized in task management. Connect your current Outlook or Gmail account and visualize emails in a chat-style format centralized per contact.
Zendit allows users to assign tasks to emails and extract action items.. .
Hucu.AI is a person-centered messaging network with real-time patient health and staff attrition risk reporting. Customers streamline professional communications within Hucu.AI’s easy to use app, receiving push notifications when colleagues tag them for immediate delivery.
Users can share text, documents, images, emojis, and videos that are securely stored in the Hucu.ai encrypted cloud, reducing space utilization on user devices.. .
Reverb is a platform that lets educators communicate with students through audio and video messages. Record and receive multimedia messages for assignments, questions, and classes.
Messages can be shared within Reverb or standalone on other platforms. Speak to a student one-on-one, or your entire class in real-time.
Enable screen sharing to provide in-depth lessons. Trial Education >> reverb.chat • Record Now >> record.reverb.chat.
Bunches is a platform to start a paid group chat about anything. Using this app is easy.
First, the client must create a chat room on the Bunches app and set the price to join the Bunch. Then they can get Bunch link and share it across their social networks and they can start sharing exclusive content with the members of the Bunches group chat..
Vaam empowers people to express themselves and connect across time and place. It’s a tool that streamlines communication at work, school, and virtual social groups.
Going beyond unproductive meetings, long emails, and inconvenient phone calls and creating interactive and personalized video messages. Founded 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden..
Quack – Friends of friends
GET TO KNOW YOUR FRIENDS OF FRIENDS Quack is the easiest way to make connections through the people you trust – your friends. Find new BFFs among people your friends already approved.
We use your Contacts to build the most personal network ever. Start chats with new friends when you mutually approve and keep in touch with old ones.
See who and what you have in common. Find your next roomie, study buddy or cycling sidekick – you choose..
Glowstik is a free location messaging application that enables its users to communicate with the people around them to discover new opportunities. It cloaks your location and doesn’t share your personal information so that it can present your messages in real-time on a map.
Developed by Adam Marez, Alecio Madrid, Jennifer Marez & Vykki Lee. Glowstik is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.
Glowstik was founded in 2020 in San Francisco, California.. .
Rental Heroes is an Australian based proptech focused on helping Property Managers automate and reduce the manual interactions when coordinating common tenant requests, including maintenance. Our product is an AI-powered chat-bot called “Alex”.
Alex communicates directly with your tenants and takes care of the transactional “busy work” – every Property Manager can essentially have their very own digital Property Assistant. Users interact with Alex via existing channels – including Messenger, SMS, email and soon voice.
There are no portals and logins – which is driving user-adoption. Our property management customers are finding that 62% of all tenant requests are being raised via Alex (and largely automated) which is reducing their email and phone traffic.
We integrate seamlessly with cloud-based CRM and Maintenance systems.. .
Slap is the new creative way to live your best life with your friends or make new ones. It’s for people who don’t like to plan, but are always down to do something fun.
— We’ve turned the map into a video-based social calendar that captures future plans with our event stories (Video Invite® + Video RSVPs). There are plenty of invite services that ‘list’ who’s coming to your event or kickback, but none of them ‘show you’ who’s coming and how excited they are to join in.
It’s not where you are now, it’s where you want to be in the next 24 hours. **************** How to use Slap? **************** Slap: Bored? Record a Slap (Video Invite®) to start an event story telling your friends or the world what you want to do.
Then pin the location of where you’ll be on your map. Explore: Looking for something to do? Surf the Slap Map to see what your friends have posted they’ll be doing.
Don’t miss out, spontaneous event stories disappear within the next 24 hours. Slap back: Find something interesting to do? Slap back by recording a video RSVP to tell your friends you’re in.
Start enjoying the anticipation of the event as the Slaps start coming in and you see how psyched everyone is. Messaging: Once you Slap back that you’ll be joining in, you’ll unlock the group chat with everyone else who will be going.
Plexus Technology provides reliable communication and location services for live events. Our technology is completely independent from cellular service and provides a platform that engages a captive audience on the operator’s application of choosing.
By providing direct messaging and friend finding capabilities that is inherently unavailable at the majority of live events, the attendees user experience increases and operators can sell space on these interactive features as sponsorship packages, ultimately increasing each events profits exponentially.. .
Melrose Labs is a cloud communication services provider in fixed-line, mobile, internet and satellite communications. Our services help businesses communicate better with their staff and customers, and increase the success of their business.
Our service portfolio is diverse and spans Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). The primary focus across these mediums is voice and messaging, with a range of APIs for simple and complex tasks, and sophisticated services for mobile marketing, emergency notification and cloud PBX.
Messaging services include rich messaging, SMS, email, social media and chat. Competitors of Melrose Labs include Twilio, Sinch, Vonage, Plivo, RingCentral and others..
JOKKO is an employability tool offering a human-centered, mobile-first, keyword-based, and media-rich CV, combined with a glocalized professional network where talent can access relevant career-related opportunities based on their unique skillset. Our mission is to maximize the human capital potential of the knowledge workforce; introducing an innovative workforce signaling that adapts to the Future of Work and engages younger generations to develop their careers.
The inspiration for the design of our solution comes from Africa, where the inefficiencies found in the labour market are most urgent. Therefore, we provide a Pan-African digital infrastructure for employability where entrepreneurship, freelancing, and knowledge transfer can occur in an effective manner.
Having the entry-mid level professional market in Africa as our main target market, the following data is what drives our mission: • Every year 12 million people enter the job market • Only 3 million jobs are created annually • 19 years old as the median age • Africa will have the largest workforce in the world by 2035 We are not a social media platform driven by user-generated content, nor we are an attention-seeking platform. We believe in the importance of providing technology as a tool, and our tool allows talent to position themselves in a skills-driven labour market, and we support their career development by highlighting their unique and evolving skillset.
If you run an education program or professional community, reach out to us by email at [email protected] and let’s work together to make your community grow their careers and succeed. www.jokko.app.
Letmetalk is the best up and coming Conversational AI company in Canada. Our team brings together years of experience building messaging products and CRM / Sales IT infrastructures.
Our goal is to showcase the power of Conversational AI when incorporated within business strategies. We automate your sales processes and increase your customers’ satisfaction levels, allowing you to get a higher ROI.
With the support of Letmetalk, your business can convert more leads and strengthen your customer relations. Each one of our clients benefit from a personalized marketing strategy full of innovative and creative approaches.
We know that no two businesses are the same, so we work hard to ensure that you get a tailor-made plan to reach all your goals. Our team of experts are a perfect mix of creators, entrepreneurs, digital marketers, geeks, writers, fashion lovers, foodies and collaborators who are looking for fun and engaging business relationships.
Our dynamic team is proud of what we’ve achieved and we can’t wait to chat with you and help your business reach new heights.. .
We are a team of enthusiasts and professionals, located in Illinois, and we spend days and weeks diving into generator features and testing the performance of generators we review. Our goal is to share our knowledge about generators and to help you find the one that best suits your purposes! We are more than happy to help if you have any questions about generators.
Feel free to contact us at https://generatoron.org!. .
Nayego is an innovative Team Chat, or Enterprise Instant Messaging software. Fully open source and open standards, it is fully compatible and interoperable with the XMPP/Jabber worldwide open public network.
Next generation innovations allow you to save time and money.. .
Chapp – Private Messenger
A private and secure e-2-e messaging app that allows you to take control of your life by having two profiles (work and personal) working seamlessly in harmony. Chapp wants to tackle the information over-load era where we are always expected to reply back to our friends, family and work colleagues at the same time all the time.
We looked at the power of profiles to split and organize your contacts between personal and work, ensuring you can stay sane and keep away distractions by ensuring you mute either profiles when you are trying to work, or trying to relax and have fun. Its time we regain our sanity back!.
Casper is a simple, modern chat app with no surprises. You can meet new people, add them, and chat with them once they’ve added you back.
If you want to be discovered easier, you can “boost” your profile for visibility. If you want to meet a lot of new people in a short amount of time, this is your app! This app is also open source, meaning everything about the app is completely transparent.
Feel free to look it up on Github.. .
LudoChat is a game which refreshes the childhood days in a modern way. Being a classic board game, it can be played between friends, family & kids via offline and also with online worldwide players by using online modes.
This cross-platform multiplayer game app is available for both Android and iOS mobile platform at the same time. Real chats and video calling features make LudoChat more interesting and exciting among player of all age..