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Trending startups by Segment-alum founders

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December 18, 2023

Segment has proven to be a hotbed for top talent, reinventing the customer data space and achieving a multi-billion dollar exit. Segment co-founder Calvin French-Owen announced this week he is exploring something new, and other Segment alum have already gone on to start fast growing data startups like Hightouch.

At Harmonic, we help people discover startups from stealth mode to exit. We illuminate common predictors of success such as prior top company experience, and refresh our data weekly to capture growth trends. Below are ten startups to watch with founders who previously worked at Segment.

Charm Industrial

Charm Industrial specializes in carbon removal technology, utilizing fast pyrolyzers to convert agricultural and forest biomass residues into bio-oil for carbon removal and steelmaking. The company has achieved significant milestones in carbon removal, including completing over 5,000 tons of CO₂e removal for notable customers such as Stripe, Shopify, and Microsoft.

Location
San Francisco, California
Sector
Energy and utilities
Website traffic

13.0

%

6mo

Koala

Koala's main product is KDB, a free company database that allows users to download 1M company records and identify website visitors, enabling the identification of warm prospects showing buying intent through intent signals and real-time Slack alerts. The technology used includes automatic detection of key intent signals, seamless integration with existing tools, and effortless segmentation of leads by company attributes.

Location
South San Francisco, California
Sector
Business services
Website traffic

50.0

%

6mo

Firestorm

Firestorm is developing radically-affordable, mission-adaptable unmanned aerial systems, aiming to upend the procurement cost paradigm. The company is focused on building the future of modular open-source architecture to support Department of Defense requirements, redefining military expectations for onsite modularity.

Location
San Diego, California
Sector
Aerospace and defense
Website traffic

60.0

%

6mo

Good Weird

Good Weird offers a range of multipurpose beauty products designed for everyone, including a bronzer, moisture stick, and under eye serum, all formulated with unique blends of oils and extracts to restore and moisturize the skin. These products incorporate technologies such as humectants, emollients, and natural extracts to provide hydration, smoothness, and firming effects, catering to a genderless approach to beauty.

Location
New York, New York
Sector
Consumer products and services
Website traffic

16.7

%

6mo

Battle Born Supply Co.

Battle Born Supply Co. is a defense company specializing in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of next-generation sound suppression and Thermal Armor™ products for outdoor enthusiasts and the military. They are bringing a high-tech manufacturing center of excellence to rural Northern Nevada through a partnership with the State of Nevada.

Location
Paradise Valley, Nevada
Sector
Website traffic

100.0

%

6mo

Codomain Data

Codomain Data offers a platform that cleans and structures CRM data, integrating with Salesforce and HubSpot. Using AI and external data, it pushes clean data back into the CRM, enabling businesses to operate more efficiently by activating and organizing their go-to-market data.

Location
San Francisco, California
Sector
Business services
Website traffic

100.0

%

6mo

Vastus Technologies LLC

Vastus Technologies has designed a cost-effective conversational intelligence tool to supercharge productivity, better serve your clients, and support the demands of your firm. The Vastus Chatbot uses APIs to leverage Portfolio Accounting and CRM data to harmonize and unify all your critical customer data. Allowing client service professionals to ask freeform text questions and receive contextual answers in real time. Our Mission is to establish Vastus as the industry leader in productivity solutions for Registered Investment Advisors while maintaining our fundamental corporate values to provide world class value and service to our customers as we grow and scale.

Location
Redmond, Washington
Sector
Consumer products and services, Business services, Life sciences & healthcare
Website traffic

200.0

%

6mo

Demand Curve

Demand Curve offers a comprehensive Growth Program that equips startup founders and marketers with self-paced, text-based courses covering essential strategies and tactics for revenue scaling, complemented by a community of thousands of top growth marketers. The program provides lifetime access to playbooks, projects, SOPs, and templates, tailored program paths, and savings on popular tech tools, enabling immediate results and skill development.

Location
San Francisco, California
Sector
Consulting, Business services
Website traffic

-33.3

%

6mo

Hightouch

Hightouch is a Data Activation platform that utilizes Reverse ETL to sync customer data from warehouses into various business tools, enabling seamless data integration without the need for APIs or manual work.

Location
San Francisco, California
Sector
Business services
Website traffic

-9.2

%

6mo

Studdy

Studdy offers a personalized AI tutor, Studdy Buddy, utilizing advanced speech, text, and image recognition technology to enhance students' learning across various subjects. The multilingual tutor aims to make self-learning accessible to students from diverse backgrounds, leveraging AI to transform education.

Location
San Francisco, California
Sector
Website traffic

%

6mo

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