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49 Top San Francisco News Companies and Startups of 2021

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

Top San Francisco News Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Reddit

Reddit

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Reddit is an online platform that enables users to submit links, create content, and have discussions about the topics of their interest.

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Nextdoor

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

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Medium

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

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Substack

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

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TuneIn

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From live sports & local radio to news, music & podcasts, TuneIn is one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world.

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Scribd

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

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SigFig

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SigFig is financial services firm that dedicates in making high-quality investment advice to investors of all wealth levels.

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TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is an online magazine reporting on technology opinions, news, and analysis.

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Duetto

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Duetto is hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, delivering SaaS applications that help hotels increase conversion and revenue.

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VentureBeat

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VentureBeat is an online technology news platform that is engaged in technology publication and events business.

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Castbox

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Castbox is a global podcast platform that enables anyone to easily find, access, create and enjoy spoken audio content.

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Gigaom

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Gigaom is a blog-related media company that offers news, analysis, and opinions on startups, emerging technologies.

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LAUNCH

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Our mission: To support founders & inspire innovation.

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Stitcher

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Stitcher, Inc. develops Stitcher, a mobile application for news and shows.

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The Hustle

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The Hustle is helping young professionals make better decisions throughout their day starting with business news.

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TRUE

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Private Group Sharing

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Tout

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Tout is the TV Network for the Internet.

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Dorian

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Dorian is a no-code platform that allows writers to turn fiction into interactive visual games and generate revenue from their content.

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Capiche

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We’re on a mission to end information asymmetry in business software.

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MarketWatch

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MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones & Co., tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month.

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Hoodline

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Hoodline powers hyperlocal content discovery across the US.

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Darby Smart

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Watch and shop your favorite brands and product on Darby

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The Athletic

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The Athletic is an online media company that specializes in online news publishing for the sports industry.

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Nuzzel

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Nuzzel is a professional news discovery service used by many of the top influencers in media, technology, and finance

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Salon Media Group

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Salon Media Group operates the news website Salon.com, covering breaking news, politics, technology and entertainment news.

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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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Pixel Labs

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Pixel Labs (Hoodline.com) is a media tech company that powers hyperlocal content discovery in 40 US cities.

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PandoDaily

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PandoDaily is a web publication offering technology news, analysis, and commentary, focusing mainly on Silicon Valley and startup companies.

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ZDNet

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ZDNet is an online news website that features news, analysis, and research related to the latest IT trends, issues, and events.

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Android Police

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AndroidPolice is a website that features news, reviews, applications, devices, tips, tutorials, and hacks related to Android platforms.

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Liquor.com

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Liquor.com is a website providing recipes, information and news on cocktails and spirits.

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Engadget

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Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network that provides its users with daily coverage about gadgets and consumer electronics.

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Completed.com

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Completed reviews anyone in business and ensures great people get recognition and everyone get trusted feedback.

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Otto Radio, Inc.

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Transform the time on everyday tasks into opportunities to be entertained and stay informed about the things they care about most

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Granite Media

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Building a brighter future for professional media.

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TechRepublic

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TechRepublic is an online news and social community site for IT professionals.

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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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Tron

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Tron is a decentralized content entertainment protocol based on blockchain technology.

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Distill

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

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Rubicon Media

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Rubicon Media is a diversified media company developing mobile products for the real estate industry.

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Androliberty

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SaaStr

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SaaStr is a blog about web services.

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Pressful

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A simple way to showcase your brand, start up, or announce your news with a journalist video interview.

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Umano

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Umano is an audio streaming service

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Right Relevance

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Algorithmic topics & influencers mining (ML/NLP) at scale applied to topical information search, discovery & relevance.

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Baaz Inc.

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Baaz Inc. is a social media platform specially created in the Arab world for the Arab world with a global appeal.

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CNET Networks

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CNET is an online platform that provides tech product reviews, news, prices, videos, forums, podcasts, how to’s, and more.

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CBS Interactive

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CBS Interactive is an online content network for information and entertainment.

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Curious Fictions

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Curious Fictions is an uncluttered, mobile-friendly site where readers can find stories.

Written by Mark Smith

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