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Top 5 Startups in San Francisco


With our new Startup Center, we wanted to take the time to highlight 5 San Francisco that we came across. Check them out!


Coding can be a long, drawn-out process, but Kite is aiming to solve that issue. Billing itself as a “smart copilot for programmers”, some of the program’s features include the ability to view documentation in-line with no searching required, code examples, and a cloud-based system that shows you how other programmers across the web code organized by popularity. Presently supporting four coding languages, Kite is working to expand its library of languages and make a program that’s helpful for programmers everywhere.

We’re a team of engineers combining different backgrounds and passions to bring next-generation tools to developers around the world.
Join us on our quest and help us change code forever.
— Kite

Orion Labs

Orion Labs is creating communications solutions, including the next iteration of the walkie-talkie built for business, the Onyx. The Onyx is a small, one-button, easy to use device that can function on any data network, meaning that this walkie-talkie can communicate with other Onyx devices even across the globe. Using Orion Lab’s app on your cell phone, you can create groups so you can communicate with who you need to, whether one person or a larger group. In Onyx, Orion Labs has created a useful communication tool for the modern era.

Orion Labs is a San Francisco company dedicated to connecting people, organizations and machines through seamless voice communication without boundaries. Our voice platform delivers greater collaboration between individuals, groups, and machines in real-time, anywhere in the world. Through our push-to-talk hardware and real-time voice platform, we deliver a heads-up and eyes-free experience to help people communicate more efficiently, without losing focus, for higher productivity.
— Orion Labs


Starry could be one of the best ISPs out there right now, and not only because it’s almost certainly one of the fastest. Boasting a blistering 200 megabytes per second internet speed and an easy setup, Starry is taking internet up another level, with no hidden fees or surprises, no bundles or packages, and no contracts. “Just the internet,” they proclaim, with support available anytime from real people. Starry is making fast internet easier and more affordable for everyone.

Starry is a different kind of internet service. We use next-generation technology to beam nothing but lightning-fast internet. And we’ve designed everything around the simple goal of making your internet life happier.
— Starry


Clever is making tools for teachers and students, allowing them to manage all their programs from one screen. They feature a recordkeeping software, a program portal for use in the classroom, and a unique log-in system for kid that doesn’t require typing. Their roster of programs can provide extensive assistance to both teachers and students.

Our company is made up of former educators, teachers, and technology professionals working to change the classroom. And our products emerge from the real experiences of those we serve, whether they’re a steadfast administrator or a curious kindergartener
— Clever


Spire is a tiny clip-on gadget that through an app on your phone, monitors stress levels by tracking inhalation and exhalation. Not only can it help you understand when you are most stressed and help you ameliorate your mood visual exercises and guided meditations, it also tracks your activity, steps, and caloric intake. Washer-safe, and with a full charge that lasts 7 days, Spire is an excellent tool that can help improve your health and lifestyle.

Our mission is to give every person the power to control their own mental and physical health by capturing real-time bio-signals and making the data useful and actionable. We are the recognized market leader in continuous respiration sensing, real-time interventions, and actionable feedback.
— Spire

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Shane O'Connell Design, LLC is a creative marketing agency based in Chicago that works with companies that are Startups all the way up to large corporations. We specialize in market research, brand strategy, and integrated marketing.

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