2020 is upon us and one of the best ways to see what the year holds for the tech industry is to ask the venture capitalists that fund, advise and hear pitch after pitch from tech startups.
In that spirit, we reached out to a select group of successful venture capital firms and asked them name the startups that are poised to have very good years.
When we spoke to each VC, we set some ground rules for participation:
The result is a fascinating list of companies to watch, ranging from tiny, seed stage to under-the-radar growth companies, organized alphabetically. We’ve noted each startup’s estimated total funding to date based on the info from deal database Pitchbook. In the event that we could not determine total funding from Pitchbook, we’ve included what funding info we could.
Here are the 72 startups that they named:
VC: Sean Jacobsohn, Norwest Venture Partners
Total funding raised: $10.5 million
What it does: AI powered HR tool geared toward companies with hourly workforces.
Why it will boom in 2020: “Hourly workers are more than half of the workforce, but until now haven’t had access to a workforce management platform that’s cloud-based, mobile-first, and AI-powered,” says Jacobsohn.
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