Startup Beat: July 2015 Edition

Startup Beat: July 2015 Edition

Welcome to Onboardly’s Startup Beat, a roundup of what’s going on in the startup neighborhood. Each month, we put our ears to the ground so we can introduce you to new startups or developments, and why they matter.

Discover something new and noteworthy yourself? Leave it in the comments below!

Dasheroo

Elevator pitch: Every business, regardless of size, needs a dashboard to track key metrics. Dasheroo helps bring all of this vital data into one spot. Rather than switching around in tabs to view, gather and monitor information from your various apps, this product compiles it all in one easy-to-view and digestible format.

Why Onboardly believes this startup matters: Whether you need to track social media metrics, customer purchase behaviour, marketing campaign performance or the activity of sales leads, Dasheroo has all of the bases covered for enterprise clients, small businesses, agencies and teams. Co-founded by one of the great minds behind early email marketing wizards Vertical Response, we’re happy to see that Janine Popick (a true startup veteran), is at it again in co-founding Dasheroo.

PopKey

Elevator Pitch: The web’s most perfect (and trending) GIFs. Right at your finger tips.

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Why Onboardly believes this startup matters: Hmmm, it matters only if you obsessively use GIFs as a form of communication. (Guilty.) It will save you time finding that perfect GIF for that perfect occasion, like quitting:

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But in all honesty, it’s just kinda ‘neat.’ One last one for good ol’ times:

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Luna

Elevator Pitch: Make your bed smart, instantly. Luna’s mattress cover features dual zone temperature control, sleep tracking, and a smart alarm that are all mobile controlled.

Why Onboardly believes this startup matters: Sleep. It’s incredibly important to each and every human being, everywhere. Luna’s out to help you sleep better, learning your sleep habits and providing a more personalized environment based on your body temperature and other traits it auto learns.

A bluetooth-enabled mattress -- we must be out of our minds, right? Hardly. You won’t be laughing when you’re reaping the limitless benefits of getting ample sleep each night. The Dream Team certainly isn’t laughing as it joins the current class of startups at Y Combinator. Luna raised $1.3 million in funding from private investors after crowdsourcing over $1 million earlier in the year through Indiegogo.

Ciao, sleepless leg syndrome. Hello, beauty sleep.

There you have it: our picks for this month. Which startups are you currently interested in or believe have a lot of promise? Are you a hot startup that should be on our radar? Sound off in the comments! 

[Photo Credit: Jon S]

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