101 Top San Francisco Apps Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Apps companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Apps industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies 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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Top San Francisco Apps Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

DoorDash

DoorDash

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DoorDash is a food delivery platform that connects customers with local and national businesses.

IRL

IRL

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IRL App is a social planning application that keeps users connected with each other.

IRL

Lime

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Lime helps people move around their cities in an affordable and convenient way while eliminating their carbon footprint.

IRL

Nextdoor

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Nextdoor is the app where you plug into the neighborhoods that matter to you.

IRL

Chipper Cash

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Chipper Cash is a fintech platform that offers mobile, cross-border money transfer services.

IRL

HoneyBook

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HoneyBook is a business management platform creating tools to help creative entrepreneurs run their business on their own terms.

IRL

Coda

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Coda is a new document that brings words, data, and teams together.

IRL

Dialpad

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Dialpad is an AI-powered cloud communications platform that turns conversations into opportunities and helps teams make smart calls.

IRL

Uber

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Uber develops, markets, and operates a ride-sharing mobile application that allows consumers to submit a trip request.

IRL

Calm

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Calm offers a global health and wellness brand application designed to help its users meditate and relax.

IRL

Fitbit

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Fitbit offers compact, wireless, wearable sensors that track a person’s daily activities in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.

IRL

Twilio

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Twilio is a cloud communication company that enables users to use standard web languages to build voice, VoIP, and SMS apps via a web API.

IRL

Gigster

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Gigster is the first team intelligence engine, enabling software development teams to achieve 30% higher efficiency.

IRL

One Medical

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One Medical is a members-only technology platform offering an array of concierge medical services.

IRL

RevenueCat

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RevenueCat is a mobile subscription toolkit that makes it easy to build and manage in-app purchases and subscriptions.

IRL

Unity Technologies

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Unity Technologies provides multiplatform tools and services to developers of interactive content.

IRL

Copper

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Copper offers customer relationship management solutions for companies that use Google applications.

IRL

Grammarly

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Grammarly’s digital writing assistant helps people write more clearly and effectively.

IRL

Magic

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Magic provides a 24/7 SMS based on-demand personal assistant service.

IRL

Sensor Tower

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Sensor Tower provides market intelligence and analytics for the mobile app economy through their software suite.

IRL

Doximity

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Doximity is the leading digital platform for medical professionals

IRL

Intercom

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Conversational Relationship Platform helping businesses build customer relationships through personalized, messenger-based experiences.

IRL

Expensify

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Expensify is a financial services startup that provides an integrated expense management and corporate card product for customers worldwide.

IRL

Notion

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Notion is the all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases

IRL

MuleSoft

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MuleSoft provides an integration and API platform that makes it easy to connect data from any system to create connected experiences.

IRL

Sentry

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Sentry is a developer of an application monitoring platform that helps developers monitor apps in real time to catch bugs early.

IRL

SightCall

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SightCall is a live video SaaS enabling visual support for enterprises enriched by Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence insights.

IRL

Specto

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Specto is a mobile application performance monitoring platform that collects vital metrics and profiles with just a few lines of code.

IRL

Mixpanel

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Mixpanel is an analytic platform that helps companies measure what matters, make decisions fast, and build better products through data.

IRL

Vercel

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Vercel is a platform that enables users to develop, preview, and ship Jamstack sites.

IRL

Journal

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Journal is a place to visually organize content from every app and website.

IRL

Bitski

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Bitski allows creators, brands, and platforms to create, sell, and purchase NFTs.

IRL

Sauce Labs

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Sauce Labs provides cloud-based testing for mobile and web applications.

IRL

Varo Money

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Varo Money is a mobile banking business that helps customers cover their expenses, pay their bills, and build their wealth over time.

IRL

CloudTrucks

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CloudTrucks offers a virtual trucking carrier application designed to reduce operating costs for truck drivers.

IRL

Future

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Future offers one-on-one digital training with fitness coaches at home, the gym, or on-the-go.

IRL

Jampp

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Jampp is the growth platform of choice for on-demand apps worldwide. We unlock programmatic UA and RTGT to drive incremental performance

IRL

RapidAPI

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RapidAPI is an API marketplace that enables developers to find and connect to APIs.

IRL

BitTorrent

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BitTorrent is a protocol that creates advanced technologies to efficiently move large files across the internet.

IRL

Vivino

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Vivino is a wine app and online wine marketplace that provides users tools to buy better wine based on their unique tastes.

IRL

Leo

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Leo is an augmented reality app that allows people to experience advanced augmented reality through realistic animated and 3D objects.

IRL

SplashLearn

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SplashLearn is an EdTech startup company providing game-based math and reading courses to students in pre-kindergarten to grade five.

IRL

Doctor On Demand

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Doctor On Demand is a mobile app that provides on-demand and scheduled visits with U.S.-licensed health care providers.

IRL

TaskRabbit

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TaskRabbit is a platform that matches up users with help on furniture assembly, moving, and other handyman services.

IRL

Airbnb

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Airbnb is an online community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations through mobile phones or the internet.

IRL

Life360

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Life360 creates a mobile app for families that helps families feel closer together.

IRL

Digit

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Digit is a finance app that analyzes your spending habits and automatically saves the perfect amount every day.

IRL

PicsArt

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PicsArt is an all-in-one photo & video editing app, powered by a creative community of more than 150M+ monthly active users and influencers.

IRL

Booksy

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Booksy is an online platform for finding and booking beauty and wellness appointments.

IRL

Lyft

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Lyft designs, markets, and operates a mobile application that matches drivers with passengers who request rides.

IRL

Branch International

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Branch offers mobile financial services across emerging markets to spur human potential.

IRL

Chartboost

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Chartboost is one of the largest mobile-games only marketplace to increase revenue and discover new players.

IRL

Instawork

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Instawork is the on-demand staffing app for gig workers and hospitality businesses.

IRL

Smule

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Smule develops music-making apps that connect people online.

IRL

PlushCare

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PlushCare is a tech-enabled concierge primary care practice built for the healthcare industry.

IRL

Coffee Meets Bagel

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Coffee Meets Bagel is an online dating site that connects individuals with a ‘friend-of-a-friend’ match every day.

IRL

Snackpass

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Snackpass is a platform that focuses on mobile order pickup at local restaurants.

IRL

Samba TV

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Samba uses data and analytics to improve TV on any screen.

IRL

ClassDojo

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ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use to build close-knit communities.

IRL

Solv

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Solv simplifies everyday healthcare by providing access to high quality, last-minute care.

IRL

Boast.AI

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Boast.AI is a tool designed to automate R&D tax credit-based financing for startups.

IRL

Rally

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Rally provides a blockchain platform for the development of video streaming and gaming apps.

IRL

Tally

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Tally is a financial automation company that helps members payoff credit card debt.

IRL

Carbon Health

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Carbon Health is a tech-enabled healthcare company that delivers a virtual care experience.

IRL

Tapjoy

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Tapjoy maximize mobile engagement and monetization for leading advertisers and app developers.

IRL

Blendoor

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Blendoor is a computer networking company that specializes in recruiting, SaaS, Mobile, and People Analytics.

IRL

Apollo

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Apollo is the GraphQL company. Its Data Graph Platform helps developers, startups, and enterprises get the most out of GraphQL.

IRL

Flo Health

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Flo is an AI-powered women’s health app.

IRL

mmhmm

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mmhmm is a virtual camera application used to create virtual rooms, backdrops, and presentations during video conferencing calls.

IRL

Doppler

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Doppler provides an application management platform used to help developers manage their API keys across their projects.

IRL

Scoop Technologies

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Scoop brings commuters together in convenient carpools by partnering with their employers.

IRL

Winnie

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Winnie is a marketplace for child care built on powerful data systems and backed by a trusted community of parents and providers.

IRL

Keeper Tax

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Discover the tax write-offs you’ve been missing

IRL

Abstract

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Abstract is the design workflow management system that empowers design teams and stakeholders to seamlessly manage, version and collaborate.

IRL

Elsa

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Elsa is an AI-enabled language learning platform focusing on English pronunciation training and accent reduction.

IRL

Buffer

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Social Media Management Software for Growing Brands

IRL

Aerial

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Climate action, in your hands.

IRL

Proxy

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Proxy provides a smartphone-enabled digital identity that allows the user to authenticate and interact with all devices.

IRL

Zimperium

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ZIMPERIUM is a mobile security startup that offers protection for mobile devices against the next generation of advanced mobile attacks.

IRL

Rainforest QA

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Rainforest QA offers modern testing for web and mobile apps.

IRL

Paravision

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Mission-critical computer vision

IRL

PubNub

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The PubNub Data Stream Network enables mobile and web developers to build and scale realtime apps.

IRL

MyFitnessPal

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MyFitnessPal is a health smartphone app that tracks nutrition, exercise, and diet.

IRL

Wickr

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Wickr is a free top-secret messaging app allowing its users to send and receive top-secret messages, pictures, videos, audios, and files.

IRL

Trulia

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Trulia is a home and neighborhood site for buyers and renters to find homes and neighborhoods across the United States.

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Soldsie

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Soldsie is a social commerce platform that allows customers to purchase products through comments on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

IRL

Token Transit

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Token Transit is a provider of a mobile ticket booking application intended to help riders pay for transit via a mobile application.

IRL

Uber Freight

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Uber Freight is the logistics arm of Uber that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies.

IRL

Foodsmart by Zipongo

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Foodsmart – Eating Well Made Simple

IRL

Sanlo

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Vertically-focused platform of financial services for the gaming & app companies

IRL

Meemo

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Meemo is an AI-powered social finance app that lets users receive personal rewards based on recent activity and transfer money to friends.

IRL

Incode Technologies

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Powering the future of omnichannel biometric identity

IRL

Daybreak Health

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Daybreak Health specializes in providing online counseling services, especially for teens, helping to stabilize their mental fitness.

IRL

Cover

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Cover is an Android and iOS mobile application that allows its users to insure anything by taking a picture of what they need to insure.

IRL

Joy

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Joy helps users with their wedding, from engagement to honeymoon and everything in-between.

IRL

Simple Habit

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Simple Habit is a meditation app designed to drive a healthy lifestyle.

IRL

CoinTracker

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CoinTracker is a portfolio and tax manager for cryptocurrency.

IRL

Roam Research

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Roam Research is a tool that offers services for notetaking and graph databases.

IRL

Firebase

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Firebase is Google’s mobile platform that develops apps that grow users base on iOS, Android, or the Web.

IRL

Glow

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Glow is a fertility app that crunches and analyzes vast quantities of data to help users take control of their reproductive health.

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Humanity

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Humanity is a computer software company that provides software for businesses designed for employee scheduling.

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