California Love: 4 START startups coming from Cali

Join California’s finest at Web Summit. Apply to exhibit.

We’re expecting attendees from over 100 countries at Web Summit. We’ve got the highest-potential startups from across the world joining our START programme.

Take a look at four of California’s finest on their way to Web Summit. The west coast never fell off…


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Now headquartered in Palo Alto, Quiver are helping to keep our files secure. They can embed a geolocation into a given file that will ensure the file is only opened in a certain area.

The service also provides for disabling printing and downloading rights and a range of other security features.

Quiver protects all your files at file level, which means you remain in full control, wherever your files are or with how many people they have been shared.

Quiver was founded by Yanick Finsy and Eric Schreiber: “This is new sharing made for people,” they say.

Niko Niko


“What will a world look like where people are tracking what actually makes them happy and fulfilled?” asks Niko Niko co-founder Max Webster.

They’ve made and app which allows employees to record their mood at work. This data can then be used by HR to track team morale and productivity.

This San Francisco-based startup have raised $250,000 in funding.



Station launched at our US event Collision. They’re now joining us for START in Dublin.

The app allows users to search for events happening around them in real time and also share live video, audio and text messages linked to a specific location.

Founded by Jake Jacoby, Station are based in San Francisco and San Diego.

451 Degrees

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Named after the temperature at which paper burns, 451 Degrees have bases in San Francisco and San Diego.

They’re helping content creators boost engagement by analysing user generated comments in real time.

The service, called Graffiti, also helps with sites’ SEO, search traffic, and online advertising sales.

They’ve already partnered with rock institution Guns N’ Roses.

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