According to World Economic Forum, these are the 61 most innovative startups in the world

The World Economic Forum announced its annual list of Technology Pioneers late last month with 61 startups making the cut. Of the 61 early-stage companies recognized for their design, development and deployment of potentially world-changing innovations and technologies, a majority (54%) come from outside the United States, including many from emerging markets, and a quarter (25%) is female-led.

So, who exactly made the list?

Well here is the complied list.

  1. 1928 Diagnostics — Swedish biotech company that has developed a platform to better diagnose infectious diseases.
  2. Agrosmart – Brazilian company that uses sensors, meteorological data, and image processing to provide real-time crop monitoring that helps farmers to better manage their agribusiness.
  3. Apeel Sciences– US-based food-tech startup that has created an edible coating that makes produce and fresh food last longer.
  4. Applied Brain Research – Canadian artificial intelligence company working in the field of so-called neuromorphic computing, which uses artificial neurons to compute in a way similar to the human brain, but using less power than traditional machine learning algorithms.
  5. Aqua Security (formerly known as Scalock) – Israeli cybersecurity company helping its customers secure their modern software infrastructure.
  6. Armis – US-based enterprise security company whose solutions help companies secure their smart devices.
  7. BenevolentAI – UK-based artificial intelligence platform that helps developers build software that can take advantage of unstructured information in scientific papers, patents, clinical trial information, and from a large number of structured data sets.
  8. Bestmile – Switzerland-based is an online platform, helping companies manage and maintain their current and future fleets of autonomous cars, buses, and trucks.
  9. Blue Vision Labs- UK-based startup making technology that allows several people to use augmented reality (AR) at the same time.
  10. BitPesa – Kenyan online payment platform that uses blockchain to allow users in sub-Saharan Africa to trade bitcoin.
  11. Cadenza Innovations – US-based patented technology to make lithium-ion batteries safer, cheaper, and able to hold more energy.
  12. CarePay – Kenyan startup that has developed ‘mHealth Wallet’, a mobile wallet that lets users save, insure, and pay for healthcare services.
  13. Casetext -US-based legal-tech startup that lets lawyers and their staff upload legal briefs, and then uses artificial intelligence to identify other relevant cases and documents.
  14. – US-based nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in for K-12 students in schools, focusing on increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.
  15. CognitiveScale  – US-based startup that makes software that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to organize big data sets for companies.
  16. Color Genomics – US-based startup that offers affordable genetic testing to help customers understand their risk for common hereditary cancers and heart conditions.
  17. Cohesity – US-based software enterprise startup

  18. CUJO AI – US-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to provide cybersecurity for home devices, including a feature for parental controls.
  19. Delair – France startup that uses long-range drones to gather aerial imagery, giving customers an eagle-eye view of a work site or facility.
  20. – US-based startup making the “brains” — or the software — that powers self-driving cars.
  21. Everledger – UK-based blockchain startup that provides a secure ledger that tracks and stores information about the color, carat and certificate number of each diamond.
  22. EVRYTHNG UK-based platform that allows users to easily manage and track physical objects digitally.
  23. Fetch Robotics US-based startup that builds autonomous robots that can work on factory floors.
  24. Gamalon – US-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to understand text conversations, to help software make sense of normal human interactions.
  25. Grid Singularity – German startup that is bringing blockchain to the energy sector by creating an open source decentralized energy data exchange platform that can host applications.
  26. H55 — Switzerland startup that produces electric propulsion systems for existing airplanes as well as for flying taxis and drones.
  27. Horizon State – Australian company looking to use blockchain to make voting more secure.
  28. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies – US-based startup working on making the hyperloop concept — the idea of super fast travel through underground low-pressure tubes, first envisioned by Elon Musk— a reality.
  29. Innoviz Technologies — Israel startup develops technology for self-driving cars, including LiDAR, a crucial piece of hardware that allows an autonomous car to percieve its surroundings.
  30. Juvo – US fintech startup that allows users in developing markets to borrow small amounts money in exchange for more talk time or data on their phones, allowing users to build credit.
  31. Malong Technologies – Chinese artificial intelligence startup that allow machines to recognize physical objects, like consumer products, and identify them.
  32. Me Solshare – Bangladesh-based startup that has developed the world’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform.
  33. Melonport – Switzerland-based startup that has has created Melon, a platform for crypto token asset management.
  34. Modern Meadow – US-based startup that makes animal-free leather using a process called biofabrication, which allows the company to grow collagen, a protein found in animal skin, without an actual animal.
  35. My Crop Technologies – India-based agriculture platform that uses machine learning to help farmers plan their crops and planting.
  36. Narrativ – US-based startup allowing retailers to bid for publishers to link to their stores via affiliate link.
  37. Narrative Science – US-based company that has created Quill, a platform for turning data into easy-to-understand recommendations.
  38. OnlinePajak – Indonesian-based platform that lets users to easily prepare, pay, and file taxes online.
  39. Ovamba solutions – US-based mobile app that connects small business owners in Africa with investment capital.
  40. Peloton Technology – US-based startup that connects two trucks, allowing one truck driver to control the acceleration and braking of both trucks simultaneously.
  41. Petuum – US startup providing a platform that allows companies to build their own artificially intelligent software without the need for AI engineering expertise.
  42. Plataforma Verde – Brazil waste management platform on the blockchain.
  43. Plenty – US-based agriculture technology company that grows crops in an indoor vertical farm — and without pesticides and GMOs.
  44. Precognize – Israel-based startup that makes software that predicts — using artificial intelligence — which machines might need maintenance.
  45. Primer – US startup that helps parse and collate a large number of documents across several languages, automating the analysis of very large datasets.
  46. Pymetrics -US startup that uses neuroscience games and AI to reduce bias and save time in the hiring process.
  47. QuintessenceLabs – Austarlian-based quantum cybersecurity company.
  48. Raycatch – Israel-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to provide suggestions about operations and maintenance to operators and owners of solar plants.
  49. Seismic – US startup creating “wearable robotics,” which it calls Powered Clothing, for senior citizens.
  50. SocialCops – indian data intelligence startup that specializes in cleaning up unorganized data.
  51. Soft Robotics – US startup that builds a proprietary “soft” gripper on the end of a robotic arm.
  52. Soul Machines – New Zealand startup that creates life-like, emotionally responsive digital assistants with personality and character.
  53. Suade – UK fintech startup that makes software for banks to help them adapt their balance sheets to changes in financial regulation.
  54. ThoughtSpot – UK-based search and artificial intelligence-driven analytics platform.
  55. Tulip Interfaces – US-based startup that lets workers without any coding experience build apps that can monitor heavy equipment like you might find on a factory floor.
  56. uBiome – US-based home-testing company that lets customers analyzes their microbiome.
  57. Utilis – Israel-based startup that uses remote sensing and satellite data to detect drinking water leaks from underground pipes.
  58. Vayyar – Israel startup that makes 3D imaging sensor, which can be used in applications ranging from breast cancer screening to detecting water leakage.
  59. Watergen – Isrel starup that has built a small water-from-air generator that provides renewable source of clean and fresh drinking water.
  60. WaystoCap – Moroccan-based B2B marketplace where businesses in Africa can buy and sell products.
  61. XM Cyber – Israel startup that automatically and persistently tests the security of software by simulating an attempted attack from a hacker.


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