Ten Hottest Start-ups In Los Angeles

Business Insider recently released its list of the 25 Hottest Start-ups In Los Angeles. As a start-up tapped into the Los Angeles scene, we feel like they did an admirable job curating their list. As with all lists, though, it was somewhat incomplete. We wanted to help round it out with some of the hottest start-ups that didn’t make their list. Here are the Ten Hottest Start-Ups Burning Up Los Angeles:

HutDog – HutDog is the world’s first, and only, personalized hot dog club. The subscription-based site asks members a simple twenty-question Palate Profile survey to learn their hot dog tastes, and then ships users hot dogs every month tailored to their specific tastes. Buns not included.

Latest Valuation: $137 Million
Latest Valuation: $137 Million

 

ShipRocket – Founded in 2013, ShipRocket uses a real-time, on-demand app to put local companies in touch with trusted rocket services to transport goods from Point A to Point Space. Never get stuck in line at the post office again.

Latest Valuation: $3 Trillion
Latest Valuation: $3 Trillion

 

Walnut – When you download Walnut, you link up your credit card to the app. Every time you use your card to make a purchase, Walnut rounds the amount up to the next dollar and invests the change from that purchase back into Walnut.

Latest Valuation: $213 Million (rounded up)
Latest Valuation: $213 Million (rounded up)

 

Shazact – Modeled after Shazam, Shazact is an LA-based app that identifies character actors you’ve seen before but can’t quite place. Simply snap a picture of the character actor in question, and Shazact will run it through its vast database and instantly identify them for you. No more struggling to figure out who that guy you’re standing behind in line at Starbucks is. With Shazact you can know instantly that it’s David Paymer.

Latest Valuation:  $43 Million
Latest Valuation: $43 Million

 

TYP – Are you supposed to tip when you’re picking up food? When a person delivers furniture to you? When your grandma makes you breakfast? TYP is an app that helps clear up the confusion about whether or not you’re supposed to tip someone and/or the amount you should tip them. You simply enter in the person’s occupation, and the app will loudly shout either, “TIP,” or, “DO NOT TIP.”

Latest Valuation: $35 Million plus tip
Latest Valuation: $35 Million plus tip

 

Mttns – Mttns is an online marketplace that makes it easier for you to buy and sell new mittens, used mittens, and accessories (that are mittens). It’s a growing and welcoming community, but if you try to sell gloves, you will be permanently banned.

Latest valuation: $43 Million
Latest valuation: $43 Million

 

DadPad – DadPad gives millennial renters all over the country an easier way to find apartments and houses with their smartphones for their parents to rent for them. DadPad also lets you schedule automatic rent payments every month from your parents’ bank account.

Latest Valuation: $398 Million
Latest Valuation: $398 Million

 

Aislez – Aislez is a GPS-based geographical navigation app that provides turn-by-turn information and user-submitted travel times and route details for navigating the aisles of Home Depot. Find the aisle that has door knobs, get an update on the line at the sawing station, or just locate which direction is north.

Latest Valuation: $50 Million
Latest Valuation: $50 Million

 

AirPOCKnB – AirPOCKnB lets people rent out unused space in their pockets to tourists, visitors, and people just looking for a weekend pocket getaway. Although it’s faced some regulatory hurdles, it has been credited with single-handedly bringing back cargo pants.

Latest Valuation: $2 Trillion
Latest Valuation: $2 Trillion

 

 

Google – New to Los Angeles, there’s not much information available on this small and secretive start-up. It seems to be some sort of search engine, not unlike Bing. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Latest Valuation: $400 Billion
Latest Valuation: $400 Billion

 

Featured image: www.pachd.com

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