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74 Top San Francisco Digital Media Companies and Startups of 2021

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Philo

Philo

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Philo offers an entertainment-focused streaming service nationwide.

Leo

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.

Leo

Bitmovin

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Bitmovin is a multimedia technology company providing adaptive streaming video infrastructure for global digital media companies.

Leo

Samba TV

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

Leo

TechCrunch

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

Leo

Ampush

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Ampush fuels growth for some of the world’s most disruptive companies.

Leo

MakersPlace

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MakersPlace is an authentic and unique digital creation platform powered by blockchain technology for digital creators.

Leo

Pixlee

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Pixlee is a user-generated content marketing platform that helps brands to market and sell by using real customer photos and videos.

Leo

Krux

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Krux helps marketers, publishers and agencies drive revenue by delivering smarter content, commerce and marketing experiences.

Leo

Feed.fm

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Feed.fm is music-powered commerce helping brands create engaging mobile experiences through music.

Leo

Inside.com

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The latest in business, tech, and venture capital delivered daily to your inbox. Subscribe for free at Inside.com.

Leo

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.

Leo

Inverse

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A New York based media company focused on sparking intellectual curiosity in young people.

Leo

NewCo

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NewCo is an organizer of forums and conferences used to connect people with businesses on a mission.

Leo

GameOn Technology

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

Leo

LAUNCH

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Our mission: To support founders & inspire innovation.

Leo

Zuddl

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Zuddl is an online platform to host conference, one-on-one networking meetings, webinars and digital spaces for your unique event solutions.

Leo

Mystery.org

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We help kids stay curious by creating better explanations.

Leo

ChannelMeter

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ChannelMeter is a software platform for online video analytics and influencer management for creator networks, brands, and agencies.

Leo

ChefsFeed

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Expert-powered food and drink discovery, inspiration, and experiences.

Leo

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.

Leo

Standard Cyborg

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The complete platform for interacting with 3D data

Leo

Opera Event

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Influencer Infrastructure for Social Media

Leo

URX

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URX drives mobile commerce through relevant product ads.

Leo

Pushbullet

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Pushbullet enables its users to see calls and texts on their computers and easily send links and files from their computers to phones.

Leo

Nuzzel

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

Leo

Gimme Radio

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Gimme Radio is a digital music platform designed for passionate music fans.

Leo

Money Geek

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Digital Media for Financial Services and Tools

Leo

RTB-Media

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RTB-Media is a cross-channel trading desk and reporting platform for brands and agencies.

Leo

Depict

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Depict enable anyone to discover and collect art that inspires them, and in connecting people with the work they love.

Leo

Salon Media Group

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

Leo

The H Hub

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The H Hub is a community of 40,000 photographers and videographers. They make content for growing Food & Beverage brands.

Leo

Switchboard Software

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From the team that launched Google BigQuery, Switchboard enables non-technical business teams to do technical data analysis.

Leo

Identify3D

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Identify3D provides intellectual property protection, quality assurance, and data security in all phases of digital manufacturing.

Leo

Boostable

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Boostable provides a cooperative digital advertising solution that enables ecommerce businesses to offer digital advertising as a service.

Leo

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.

Leo

Dubset Media Holdings, Inc.

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Solving complexities behind rights-holder identification, licensing and distribution associated with derivative content across all media

Leo

PandoDaily

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

Leo

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!

Leo

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

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Village Roadshow Entertainment Group is a leading global entertainment company

Leo

Nugget

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Nugget is an online platform for short-form audio.

Leo

SmartShoot

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SmartShoot is a technology platform connecting brands with professional photographers and videographers to produce custom photos and videos.

Leo

Naytev

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Naytev is based in San Francisco, and optimizes your content to drive more revenue.

Leo

True Anthem

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

Leo

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.

Leo

SOL REPUBLIC

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SOL REPUBLIC is a consumer electronics company developing and marketing headphones, collaborating with a community of musicians and fans.

Leo

Martini Media

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Martini Media is a digital media and content platform for brands to engage with influential audiences.

Leo

Granite Media

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Building a brighter future for professional media.

Leo

Meograph

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Meograph develops an augmented reality application that makes 3D people from 2D video.

Leo

Fronto

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Lock screen app that pays you just for unlocking your phone

Leo

Quarterly Global

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Quarterly Global is an established leader of targeted marketing and advertising solutions.

Leo

Crossfader

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Crossfader is an Instagram for Music.

Leo

French Girls

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Silicon Valley’s cool uncle who drives a Camaro

Leo

Keychain Logistics

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Keychain Logistics utilizes mobile technology to bridge the logistical gap between shippers and carriers of freight.

Leo

TESLARATI

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The leading source for news on Tesla, SpaceX, and Elon Musk venture. Also covering the premium electric mobility segment.

Leo

Reading Rainbow

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

Leo

Menud

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Curated Recipe Planning Technology

Leo

Spayce

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Spayce lets you capture the small moments in your life and share them with friends and people nearby.

Leo

Digital Realty Trust

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Digital Realty Trust is a wholesale data center provider, delivering customized data analysis solutions to businesses.

Leo

Inkshares

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Inkshares develops a publishing platform that connects authors with readers.

Leo

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.

Leo

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.

Leo

Evergram

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

Leo

PonoMusic

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PonoMusic is a company founded by Neil Young and sells high quality audio players and recordings.

Leo

OrangeTwig

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OrangeTwig automates social media marketing for online sellers.

Leo

Right Relevance

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

Leo

Aemass

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Aemass is the capability of absolute authentic experience for 3D capture

Leo

TFE Times

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Business, technology, and culture.

Leo

Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Electronic Frontier Foundation defends rights in the digital world.

Seven Seas Music

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Seven Seas Music is an international music discovery & licensing company.

Leo

Humble Bundle

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Humble Bundle is an online digital distribution platform that contributes part of its sales value to charities.

Leo

Hero Digital

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Hero Digital is an independent customer experience agency.

Leo

DigiPuppets

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DigiPuppets offers an engaging, educational, socially-conscious character brand and play experience specifically designed for mobile.

Leo

RhythmOne

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RhythmOne is a technology-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices.

Written by Mark Smith

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