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Kapwing
Kapwing Kapwing is a platform for simple video production for people and companies. The baseline service, on which users can do things like resize posts for Instagram stories, is free. Premium tools cost money. Among Kapwing’s big clients: Google and…
Plastic Roads
Plastic Roads With 40m km of roads around the world made up of asphalt (aggregate and hydrocarbon-based bitumen), MacRebur is one company looking to instead use non-recyclable plastic waste instead. The founder of MacRebur was inspired seeing locals in India pouring waste…
Craft Ramen
Craft Ramen Instant noods conjure up the image of late college nights on a budget. “Broth” that’s essentially salty water paired with flash-fried noodles were a recipe for survival, rather than an enjoyable meal. People are instead looking for ramen in…
Sandbox VR
Sandbox VR "Buy experiences, not things,” they say. OK, chief. How about a dose of some multiplayer VR? That’s what Sandbox VR is serving up, leaving people wide-eyed. Sandbox offers an immersive, full-body experience that focuses on a social game priced…
Menstrual Cup
Menstrual Cup Before saying, “Ew, gross,” remember that half the population menstruates. That’s what some business peeps like to call a big ‘ol TAM. Innovators are saying goodbye to the stigma by developing healthier, eco-conscious alternatives to shoving a piece…
Mung Bean
Mung Bean Perx Technologies offers a management platform for loyalty programs. Though the company has been around since 2011 and it has received $11m in funding, its referring domains have shot up this year, according to Crunchbase. Pretty soon you’ll…
PerxTech
PerxTech Perx Technologies offers a management platform for loyalty programs. Though the company has been around since 2011 and it has received $11m in funding, its referring domains have shot up this year, according to Crunchbase. What’s next? Rewards and loyalty…
City Lift Parking
City Lift Parking City Lift Parking is looking to disrupt the parking space. (Ha, get it?) They’ve injected a Tetris-esque approach in an industry with soaring prices and little disruption. By automating parking, the company can convert the square footage…
Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Custom Mechanical Keyboard Tired of your butterfly keys falling off? Perhaps you can join the 165k people searching for mechanical keyboards each month. It makes no sense, until it does: An entire subculture has been formed –– meetups, kickstarters, and entire conferences –– centering…
Gochujang
Gochujang
Gochujang Despite 110k monthly searches, gochujang hasn’t hit the dinner table for much of the Western world. The fermented hot pepper sauce has been a cornerstone of Korean cuisine for thousands of years, known for its simultaneous sweet, savory, and…
Native Shoes
Native Shoes
Native Shoes Ever heard of Allbirds? Native Shoes is another environmentally conscious DTC sneaker brand. Its products are made from 50% recycled knit and are 100% waterproof. What’s next? Brands are going green in order to drive more carbon-conscious demand (sometimes…
Boozy Tea
Boozy Tea
Boozy Tea The nontraditional liquor scene has never been hotter, with spiked seltzers winning the summer and alcohol-infused coffee gaining steam. Like these successful beverages, boozy tea is expected to grow next year and beyond. What’s next? If you believe that…
Airport sleeping pods
Airport sleeping pods When’s the last time you had had a long airport layover? With any luck, you awkwardly slept across a row of three seats. If the airport gods felt like tossing in the “dream block” armrest, you likely spent…
Tigernut Butter
Tigernut Butter Across the alt-milk market, tigernut milk is relatively unknown. The drink is highly popular in Nigeria, but is only just beginning to touch the shores of the United States and the United Kingdom. The fibre-filled superfood is rich in vitamins, but…
Sheet Mask
Sheet Mask Scroll through enough Instagrams and you’re bound to find this fixture of K-beauty: a facial mask made of anything from cotton to coconut pulp that acts as a moisturizer. What’s next: With celebrities advocating to use sheet masks…
Terrazzo
Terrazzo Search interest for this pattern, which consists of speckles against a solid background, has been on a steady incline since last year. Next steps: Terrazzo was traditionally a type of flooring. It is now being used on various household goods,…
Powder Sunscreen
Powder Sunscreen Sun protection has finally become trendy, but people still aren’t sold on oily lotions. Instead, interest has turned toward powder sunscreen. Powder sunscreen companies say their products are “skin-friendly”––as they’re designed to sit on top of your skin instead…
Kava bar near me
Kava bar near me You’ve heard of CBD, but have you heard of the equally legal kava? Unlike popular plant species kratom (which has also gained popularity), kava isn’t addictive and is considered relatively safe. The Western-Pacific plant—also referred to as the…
Dopamine Fast
Dopamine Fast Whether you call it stimulus control or, sigh, dopamine fasting, the startup community is realizing the need to take temporary fasts from the objects and activities that give us quick pleasure. The interest has been strong in California, New…
Keywords Everywhere
Keywords Everywhere Search Engine Optimization has evolved into a dynamic ecosystem over the years. As the landscape becomes more saturated, professionals look for new tools to elevate their pursuit of #traffic. Keywords Everywhere has gained significant attention since launch in…