101 Top San Francisco Messaging Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Messaging companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Messaging 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 Messaging Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Fireflies.ai

Fireflies.ai

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Fireflies.ai offers an AI Meeting assistant that records, transcribes, and makes searchable meeting notes.

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Twitter

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Twitter is a social networking platform that allows its users to send and read micro-blogs of up to 280-characters known as tweets.

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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.

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Discord

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Discord is an online voice, video and text service designed for hanging out with friends and creating communities around shared interests.

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Magic

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

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Intercom

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

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GupShup

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Gupshup enables its users to communicate and share their short messages privately and publicly.

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Compose.AI

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Accelerate your writing time by 40% with AI-powered autocompletion

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Parsable

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Parsable offers a connected worker platform for industrial workers with modern digital tools to improve productivity, quality and safety.

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Slack

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Slack is an enterprise software platform that allows teams and businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively.

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Remind

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Remind is a communication platform that helps every student succeed.

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ManyChat

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ManyChat helps businesses do marketing, sales and support through Facebook Messenger.

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Court Buddy

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Court Buddy instantly matches consumers with solo attorneys based on budget.

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Orion Labs

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Orion Labs is a voice-first enterprise communication platform connecting frontline workers and teams and with AI-driven automation.

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Courier

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The fastest way for developers to build notifications for their app. Email, SMS, push, chat, and more.

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Mailgun

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Mailgun offers APIs that allow users to send, receive and track emails.

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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.

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CareMessage

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Social enterprise using mobile technology to make underserved populations healthier. Backed by Google, Y Combinator and others.

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Loom

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Loom is a work communication tool that enables its users to get a message across instantly shareable videos.

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Acquire

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Acquire is a unified customer engagement platform that brings all communication, interactions, channels, and tools under one roof.

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Hustle

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Hustle is a peer-to-peer text messaging platform that enables personal conversations at scale.

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Quill

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Quill is a computer software company that provides a messaging software built for productivity, not engagement.

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Octane AI

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Octane AI provides an all-in-one platform for engaging quizzes, data collection, and personalized Facebook Messenger and SMS automation.

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Uptrust

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Uptrust connects and engages low-income defendants to the services and support they need to avoid jail.

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VRChat

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VRChat is a virtual reality social platform that allows users to easily build social virtual reality content.

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Yammer

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Yammer is an enterprise social network that enables employees to collaborate across departments, geographies and business applications.

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Clubhouse

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Clubhouse is an audio-based social app that allows users to spontaneously join group chats.

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Songclip (Audiobyte)

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Songclip is the first Social Music API, offering a SaaS technology platform for integrating licensed music on social and digital platforms.

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Censia

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Censia is a people-obsessed company that believes talent is an organization’s most valuable asset.

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Heymarket

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The professional way to text message and manage customer relationships from anywhere.

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Nexmo

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Nexmo provides innovative communication SMS and Voice APIs that enable applications and enterprises to easily connect to their customers.

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SKOUT

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SKOUT is a mobile network and community platform for connecting with new people.

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Avochato

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Avochato is a mobile messaging platform designed for customer relationship management.

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PullString

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PullString (formerly ToyTalk) is an entertainment and tech company combinines art & science to enable computer conversation with characters.

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GameOn Technology

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Our technology powers intelligent chat applications across multiple platforms for some of the world’s largest brands.

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Tenor Inc

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Tenor’s GIF search engine helps you find the perfect GIFs to express your thoughts and feelings in mobile messaging conversations.

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Outlyer

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Outlyer is a self-service infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and microservices.

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Chatous

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Chatous builds consumer products. Our flagship product is Kiwi, a social q&a app that lets you ask interesting questions to your friends.

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Yo

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Yo is a simple and efficient single-tap zero character communication tool.

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Chatfuel

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Chatfuel is a chatbot platform for Messenger.

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Voxer

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Voxer is a powerful push-to-talk service that works worldwide on any iOS or Android device.

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Loop

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Private family network

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Zinc

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Secure enterprise communication platform built for workers in front of customers, not computers.

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Disco

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Disco is a HR recogniion tool that offers products to promote, socialize, and analyze a company culture.

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Hall

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Bring your team together with Hall’s real-time business messaging platform.

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Openland

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Modern Platform for Chat Communities

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Mirror Emoji Keyboard

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Mirror uses a single selfie to instantly create hundreds of emoji that look like you and your friends.

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Cola

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Do more, text less. Cola Bubbles app-like functionality to any texting conversation to make everything you do with your smartphone easier.

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Knock Knock

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Maker of Frictionless Games and Technologies

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MOMO BOARD

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Engage Your Community – Free Message Board App that can help bring people together and communicate efficiently from both desktop and mobile.

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HelpCrunch

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All-in-one customer communication platform for support, marketing, and sales.

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Akia

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Akia is a Hotel Messaging Platform to interpret and service hotel guest needs using chat and artificial intelligence.

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Blloc

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The ultimate mobile UX. A homescreen with focus on being focused

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Bridgefy

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Bridgefy is a mobile messaging application that works without internet or phone data.

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Hyper Online

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Hyper Online is an avatar-based social network for anime and gaming fans.

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MessageMe

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MessageMe is a mobile messenger application enabling users to personalize their messages and connect with others.

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Carnivore, Inc.

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Makers of Clan HQ, mobile messenger for mobile gamers.

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Memry Labs

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Building fun ways to preserve memories

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Chat Sports

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Chat Sports is a live sports news network for digital platforms

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OneMob

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Onemob is a video engagement platform that creates personal and branded video and voice messages for Salesforce.

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Botanalytics

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Botanalytics is a conversational analytics tool for bots, helping bot makers to improve human-to-bot communication.

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MailTime

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MailTime is a mobile messenger application for iOS and Android devices.

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eBuddy

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eBuddy offers a platform that enables its users to message through web-enabled and mobile devices.

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Minbox

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Minbox helps companies organize and share their cloud data.

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Cambly

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On-demand access to English tutors over video chat.

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Shift Messenger

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Shift Messenger is on a mission to improve the work lives of shift workers (retail, restaurants, healthcare).

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EmployeeChannel

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A leading provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication.

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Papercups

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Papercups specializes in offering reliable and efficient software that allows companies to connect with users directly with real-time chat.

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Netifi

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The next-generation microservices platform.

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Playlist Media

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Playlist is a fully licensed, ad-supported music streaming service that generates 10 times the user engagement of Pandora and Spotify.

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Sonar Technologies, Inc.

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Sonar Technologies, Inc. is an enterprise text and messaging sales engagement and analytics company.

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Sapling.ai

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Sapling is the AI writing assistant for customer-facing teams.

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Clay.io

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The Platform for Mobile Web Games

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VoiceMe.AI

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Through real-time voice analytics, we help teams be their best when it matters most.

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SimplyCircle

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SimplyCircle is a popular parent communication platform for classrooms, PTAs, and schools. It’s private, secure, and easy to use.

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Message Bus

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Message Bus provides cloud-based email infrastructure.

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CloudTalk

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CloudTalk is a social communications platform that allows users to interact asynchronously using text, voice and pictures.

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Double Crown Gaming Co.

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Purveyors of Friendly Competition

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Team Labs

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Team Labs is building the future of work through collaborative experiences for teams.

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Fotobom Media

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Fotobom Media is a cutting-edge mobile platform that powers meaningful customer connections through messaging

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Mammoth

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Mammoth, a communication and publishing experience, enables its users to convert conversations into documents.

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Bindle

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Bindle is an early-stage technology startup, backed by investors who also bet early on Snapchat, Instagram and Spotify.

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ShopChat

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ShopChat is the world’s first shopping keyboard. The company (aka as Chatter Commerce) was acquired in 2017 by Rakuten Viber.

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Sochat

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Sochat is a new messaging app and connection platform

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Telaworks

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Telaworks is creating a decentralized virtual ecosystem with industry-specific collaboration tools and marketplaces.

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Cocoon

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Cocoon is a dedicated space for the most important people in your life.

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Juxta Labs

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Juxta Labs makes Mappen – Make Something Happen

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Lea (Live Event Assistant)

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An AI concierge that helps live event fans discover events and purchase tickets via text messaging

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Telesocial

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TeleSocial is an integrated voice and IP service that connects voice calls through social media.

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Presence AI

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Presence AI allows anyone to do business over messaging easily and efficiently.

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Canary Mail

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Canary Mail combines WhatsApp-like seamless encryption for email, with powerful productivity features that users want & need.

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Blink Messenger

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Blink Messenger is a group messaging app that lets users send self-destructing photos and text messages.

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Evergram

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Evergram allows people to easily create and send meaningful keepsake communications into the future.

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ClosedWon

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Omni Nurture Conversation Platform

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Okio

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Distraction-free way for parents and kids to communicate through voice messages.

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VillageDefense

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Know when crime happens nearby from the network of people around you. Waze for crime.

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ApRbot

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ApRbot is an IT company reduces routine work in documents workflow.

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Ingenio

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Ingenio is a knowledge-commerce platform, connecting customers and advisors through its proprietary web and telephony technology solutions.

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Avox

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Free or Freemium calls and data to anywhere REGARDLEES of 2G, 3G, 4G or WiFi connection from around the world

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Sounder

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Gesture-based voice communication, with patent-pending accessibility controls.

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Huckle

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Start your own live group chats with just a tweet.

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