44 Top San Francisco Publishing Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Medium

Medium

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Medium is a social publishing network that connects ideas and perspectives on topics that matter.

Substack

Substack

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Substack is a subscription-based newsletter publishing platform for independent writers.

Substack

Scribd

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Scribd is an unlimited reading subscription that offers access to books, audiobooks, magazine articles, documents and more.

Substack

Casetext

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Casetext is an AI legal research technology for litigators, helping researchers find cases.

Substack

Inkling Systems

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Inkling is a single system that lets teams create great content, share it on any digital device, and measure how it’s being used.

Substack

Smaato

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The Global In-App Advertising Platform

Substack

Bleacher Report

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Bleacher Report is a digital media company based in America, delivering digital media content on sports around the world.

Substack

MoPub

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MoPub is a mobile monetization platform that helps publishers drive more revenue from advertising and mobile transactions.

Substack

Holloway

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Holloway publishes comprehensive practical Guides, each researched, written, and refined by experts.

Substack

Tout

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Tout is the TV Network for the Internet.

Substack

VigLink

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VigLink is a platform for monetizing content-driven commerce for publishers, bloggers, forums, social networks and apps.

Substack

Levo

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Levo is the largest and fastest-growing professional network for millennials.

Substack

SAY Media

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SAY Media is a digital media company that provides a technology platform and media services for brands to engage with their audiences.

Substack

Arena.im

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Arena.im is a real-time content platform for media companies. Discover, curate and distribute content to increase engagement and drive sales

Substack

Suggestic

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Suggestic operates as a personalized nutrition platform that utilizes AI to deliver food recommendations.

Substack

StudySoup

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StudySoup is an exchange where students can upload or download class notes.

Substack

Speechki

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Speechki is an audiobook recording platform that scales publishers’ audiobook inventory up to 10x thanks to synthetic voices.

Substack

Instaread

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Instaread gives key insights of books in text & audio!

Substack

Sprout

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Sprout provides a platform integrated with mobile ad networks and publishers, enabling professionals to create media HTML5 ads.

Substack

Federated Media

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Federated Media is an integrated media company that drives engagement for brands through pure native content and advertising solutions.

Substack

Reveel Technologies, Inc.

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The first platform that provides audiences an interactive experience from print, digital, video and broadcast media. Explore, learn and buy!

Substack

adBrite

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adBrite, an advertising exchange platform, provides site-level transparency, display, and video capabilities for advertisers and publishers.

Substack

Echo

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Echo provides the industry’s first and largest provider of Real-time Engagement Products

Substack

SquareTwo

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Mobile entertainment +1. They power the real value behind points.

Substack

MaxPlay

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MaxPlay is a game technology solutions and services provider focused on advancing game development tools for game developers of all sizes.

Substack

Bold

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Bold is a a publishing and editing platform for enterprise.

Substack

True Anthem

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True Anthem is an AI-Powered Content Distribution Platform for publishers and media companies.

Substack

Deep BI, Inc.

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Predictive Customer Data Platform with real-time user scoring engine to power content, marketing and paywalls for publishers.

Substack

Granite Media

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Building a brighter future for professional media.

Substack

Cloudcade

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F2P Mobile Games Developer & Publisher

Substack

Sphere

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Sphere provides technology for recording, distributing and viewing 360º content.

Substack

Reading Rainbow

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Reading Rainbow is an interactive application delivering digital media content that is both educational and entertaining.

Substack

SnappyTV

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SnappyTV is a cloud-based live video platform providing social TV solutions for media companies and live stream providers.

Substack

Vicomi

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Vicomi offers a platform that provides publishers, brands and agencies with tools to measure user’s sentiments.

Substack

Inkshares

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Inkshares develops a publishing platform that connects authors with readers.

Substack

Distill

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Distill develops hiring tools and data-driven products that make the recruitment process easy for candidates and recruiters.

Substack

POPSUGAR

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PopSugar is an online network of websites that offers updates, trends, and tips in entertainment, fashion, parenting, fitness, and shopping.

Substack

Hyperink

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Hyperink is a self-publishing platform that allows users to curate and create books on topics ranging from technology to travel.

Substack

ArtMap Inc. (AMI Publications)

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This digital storytelling company is building 15+ community driven publications, such as HackerNoon.com & ExtraNewsFeed.com.

Substack

TFE Times

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Business, technology, and culture.

Substack

Inside Warehouse

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Inside Warehouse is an ecosystem that allows suppliers of products to sell directly to the end-consumer through content publishers’ sites.

Substack

Haul

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We’re all about helping people find, buy, and even sell cool things with a whole community of like-minded people

Substack

Wear Your Voice

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Wear Your Voice is a digital magazine for women that covers news on issues such as LGBTQI rights, race, gender and body politics, and more.

Substack

Thayer Ventures

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Thayer Ventures (Thayer) invests in Travel Technology.

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