LinkedIn has put together a list of the best US tech startups. The list is based on four factors: member engagement, innovation, growth and profitability. It is also based on LinkedIn’s own Top Companies list. This year’s list includes 28 companies from the US. Here are some of the companies you should keep an eye on:
Alaiko delivers logistics-as-a-service solution
With a logistics-as-a-service platform, Alaiko empowers e-commerce companies and meets high customer expectations. Its three-component model ensures reliability, flexible staff planning, and sophisticated automation of the supply chain. Its Logistics Operating System helps e-commerce companies address common challenges and provides tools to scale processes more effectively and improve the customer experience.
Alaiko is a Munich-based SAAS provider that enables e-commerce businesses to automate their fulfillment processes. Its suite of solutions includes warehouses, software, and packaging Tech solutions that offer next-day delivery and shipping accuracy. The company started out bootstrapped and is now present in 10 countries. It is currently seeking a $5M funding round in 2022.
Mythical Games studio is setting new benchmarks for the gaming industry
Mythical Games is a game development studio that is using blockchain technology to create games that allow users to verify ownership. The studio has created over one million accounts. Blankos Block Party, one of their most popular games, is a multiplayer shooter that lets players compete against each other in racing and shooting minigames. Users can also earn playable non-fungible tokens to use as avatars in the game.
The team behind Mythical Games is made up of experienced gaming veterans. Their CEO, Jamie Jackson, has over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has worked on games on all platforms. His background also includes writing and directing movies. He has presented at events such as Times Square and at NFL halftime shows. He has received numerous awards, including four BAFTA awards. He has also founded two other companies, Slingshot Cartel and FreeStyleGames Ltd, both of which were acquired by Activision Blizzard.
Scale AI helps computer vision teams process work faster
Companies developing autonomous driving technology often generate petabytes of data. Video, Lidar point clouds, and other data are collected. These raw files are useless to models, so they send these to Scale for labeling. Scale takes the annotated data and uses it to train its algorithms.
Founded in 2013, Scale has grown from a simple data labeling service to a full-fledged AI/ML platform. The company has been growing rapidly and expects to hit $100 million in ARR by 2020. Its clients range from the US Department of Defense to PayPal and major Autonomous Vehicle (AV) companies. Scale is valued at $7.3 billion after a recent $325 million funding round.
Chainalysis identifies hacked or stolen funds
Chainalysis has a unique way of identifying stolen funds and tracing them back to their source. The company’s technology has already helped law enforcement and government agencies with cases as diverse as child abuse, darknet markets, and ransomware gangs. Its software is so useful that it’s been used to trace the movement of billions of dollars of cryptocurrencies.
The findings from the report do not detail which tech startups have been hit by these attacks. It also does not reveal where the stolen funds were cashed. It does not even mention whether the funds belong to Alpha or Beta groups. The firm did not respond to inquiries from Bitcoin Magazine before publication.