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101 Top e-Commerce Startups in Chicago

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based e-Commerce companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the e-Commerce industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Chicago e-Commerce Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Groupon

Groupon

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Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that offers discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies.

Foxtrot

Foxtrot

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Foxtrot is a mobile app that lets customers shop a curated collection of drinks, food, and everyday essentials.

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Provi

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Provi is a communication platform that simplifies the operations for bars, restaurants, and retailers in ordering booze.

Foxtrot

Globant

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Globant is a digitally native technology services company building a new way of being digital.

Foxtrot

Raise

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Raise is a marketplace (exchange) for gift cards that is the largest direct-to-consumer seller of digital gift cards in the world.

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LandscapeHub

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LandscapeHub is a digital, B2B marketplace connecting buyers and suppliers within a central online platform.

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Interior Define

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Interior Define is a digitally-native furniture brand, offering the most elevated and customized experience in the middle market.

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Sears

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Sears is a multinational department store that focuses on outdoor living needs, home appliances, clothes, and furniture.

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Catch

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Catch Co creates products, content, and shopping experiences for the modern angler.

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Logiwa

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Logiwa is the industry-leading WMS serving retail, e-commerce, wholesale, and 3PL businesses worldwide for over a decade.

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Grubhub

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Grubhub is a online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace dedicated to connecting diners with local restaurants.

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PerkSpot

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PerkSpot is a national service that provides discounts and buying programs for organizations.

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ShoppingGives

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ShoppingGives encourages consumers to make an impact through its change commerce technology.

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ShipBob

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ShipBob is a global logistics company that offers an e-commerce fulfillment order platform for direct-to-​consumer brands.

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Reverb.com

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Reverb.com is a provider of an online marketplace intended for new, used, and vintage music gear.

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Logik.io

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Logik.io is a next generation configuration technology company focused on improving the selling capabilities of the customers.

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RedShelf

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RedShelf is a distributor of digital learning materials for the higher education community.

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FoodBoss

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FoodBoss is an all in one online food and alcohol delivery search engine that comprises data from food services companies.

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PowerReviews

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PowerReviews is a leading provider of ratings, reviews and question and answer technology for brands and retailers.

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Leaf Trade

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Leaf Trade is the industry wholesale marketplace between cultivators/processors and dispensaries in the highly regulated cannabis states.

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Visibly

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Visibly offers an online vision test to get a prescription for glasses and contacts from an ophthalmologist.

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CircleIt

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A trusted service that helps you send cards and gifts to loved ones for any future date or life milestone even long after you’re gone.

Foxtrot

CASHDROP

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CASHDROP is a mobile commerce platform that helps businesses create and manage an online storefront from a smartphone.

Foxtrot

The Desire Company

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Bite-sized, shoppable Masterclass

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AeroPay

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The payments company for the next generation.

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Revieve

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Market-leading beauty customer-experience personalization solution for beauty brands and retailers

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Shopflix

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Shopflix is a platform used by company brands to promote their products.

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FanFood

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FanFood is a mobile ordering and concession management platform for sports and live events.

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Rocketmiles

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Rocketmiles is a startup that lets travelers earn frequent flier miles in major airline programs when booking hotel stays through its site.

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Songfinch

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Songfinch is a platform to buy custom songs from professional artists.

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Quicklly

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Quicklly is an online marketplace that offers a wide range of Indian groceries and cuisines.

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ForeverCar

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ForeverCar is an online web portal that simplifies the auto repair experience

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PartsTrader Markets Limited

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Online marketplace for auto parts trading more than $1.4B per annum with tens of thousands of business users in the US and New Zealand.

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Gearflow.com

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Streamlining parts procurement for construction’s majority through the first parts marketplace built for construction.

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Inhabitr

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Inhabitr is a furniture rental platform that lets users rent furniture at an affordable price.

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Machinio

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Machinio is a search engine for buying and selling new and used industrial equipment and machinery.

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Inventables

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Inventables is a 3D carving company offers a powerful machine, intuitive software and unique materials.

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Mystery Tackle Box

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Mystery Tackle Box is a retail company that deals with fishing products at affordable prices.

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Leap Services

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Leap develops a retail platform that enables brands to deploy stores and accelerate growth.

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Tillable

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Tillable is an online marketplace for farm landowners and growers to rent and manage farmland.

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Purchasing Platform

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Purchasing Platform saves money and simplifies purchasing with negotiated pricing on millions of products for real estate operators.

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Venzee Technologies, Inc.

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Venzee is the artificial intelligence platform for consumer brands to send product data to all of their retailers with infinite scale.

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Equilibria

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Equilibria sells CBD gels, oils and creams specifically for women.

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Fresh Street

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Fresh Street is the first grocery store built exclusively for online, click & collect shopping.

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OjaExpress

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OjaExpress is an ecommerce company that offers a digital marketplace for cultural groceries.

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Mavely

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Solving the problem of rising CAC for direct to consumer brands, while driving product discover and additional income for everyday families.

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Supply Clinic

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How smart dentists shop for supplies

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Payline Data, LLC

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Platform for Killer Payment Experiences for in-app, in-store and online for buyers and sellers alike. Experience Payments Differently.

Foxtrot

ShopRunner

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ShopRunner is an e-commerce platform providing shipping, free returns, discounts, and seamless checkout for more than 100 brands.

Foxtrot

Eved

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Eved is an event commerce company built by event experts for event experts.

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Abe’s Market

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Abe’s Market is an online marketplace that provides natural product entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their products.

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DRYV

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DRYV is an on-demand dry-cleaning and laundry service available through a mobile application.

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Potbelly Sandwich Works

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Potbelly Sandwich Works is a restaurant chain that sells sandwiches through its shops while providing pick-up facilities for online orders.

Foxtrot

Uptok

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Intelligent Video Chat for Online Shops

Foxtrot

Uptok

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Intelligent Video Chat for Online Shops

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Garmentier

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SaaS platform helping retailers deliver holistic customer experiences via scalable selling & clienteling technology.

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Cars.com

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Cars.com is a online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership.

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Tangiblee

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Tangiblee is an eCommerce visualization service that transforms retailers’ online catalogs into powerful, interactive shopping experiences.

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levAR

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levAR is a 3D product visualization and augmented reality platform helping e-commerce businesses thrive.

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Blitsy

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Blitsy is where creative people shop online.

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Improovy

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Improovy is on a mission to reinvent the way homeowners hire and work with painting contractors.

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Occasion

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Occasion provides a simple, but powerful tool for merchants to grow their business and connect with customers.

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Vroom Delivery

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Vroom Delivery is the first eCommerce platform specifically designed for the $233B convenience store industry

Foxtrot

ePublishing

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ePublishing offers publishers and media companies with SaaS content management, community, and e-commerce solutions.

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World’s Finest Chocolate

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World’s Finest Chocolate has crafted premium chocolate directly from the cocoa bean.

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Fusioner

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Online marketplace for music instruments and accessories

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AddStructure

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AddStructure offers a white-labeled natural language understanding platform.

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WeDeliver

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WeDeliver is a crowd-sourced hyperlocal delivery platform that helps local merchants compete with large online retailers.

Foxtrot

Power Kiosk

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Connecting Buyers And Sellers Of Gas And Electricity

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ItemMaster

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ItemMaster’s cloud platform creates, manages, expands, & delivers structured product content for the $800B U.S. Food & Bev marketplace.

Foxtrot

ZipFit Denim

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Founded in 2011 ZipFit helps aims to simply clothes shopping through technology.

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doggyloot

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Doggyloot, a sales site for dog owners, offers discounts on dog-related products to members nationwide.

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Options Away

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Options Away revolutionize the way people research, plan and book travel.

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Giftbar

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Giftbar is an online marketplace that allows its users to purchase and personalize gift cards from high end, independent retailers.

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FitBoomBah

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FitBoomBah is an online marketplace enabling consumers to purchase health and wellness products and services.

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Carlease

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Leasing a car has never been easier. You find the perfect car – we’ll find the best financing and deliver to your door.

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Winestyr

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Winestyr offers users exclusive access to creative wineries and carefully crafted wines.

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Syndigo

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Syndigo enables commerce by supporting the efficient transfer of product information through its network of brands and their customers.

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Resold

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Resold is a mobile app where you list an item for-sale and let a driver handle the delivery.

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MarkITx

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MarkITx is an online, B2B, transparent and disruptive marketplace for enterprises to purchase, trade and sell their IT infrastructure.

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Blocklight

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Blocklight is the premier analytics platform for e-commerce businesses

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SiteVibes

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On-site Social Engagement Platform helping ecommerce businesses engage shoppers.

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Whittl

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Whittl allows consumers to compare prices for local services such as child care, guitar classes, housekeeping, dog grooming, and others.

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BabbaCo (acquired by Barefoot Books in 2014)

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BabbaCo is an e-commerce subscription company sending age-appropriate activity boxes to kids and parents. A parenting lifestyle brand.

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ajolla

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Ajolla is a social commerce marketplace that helps businesses offer discounts to their products and services and build a following.

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Nine Times Bakery

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Gluten-free, dairy-free bakery

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Balodana

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E-commerce Marketplace Exclusively for Women’s Made-to-Measure and Bespoke Fashions

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Package Zen

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Package Zen is a mobile application that offers delivery and package receiving services for offices, apartments, and condominiums.

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MU/DAI

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MU/DAI is a digital design company which offers mobile application development, product design, content strategy, and ecommerce services.

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Gramovox

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Gramovox reimagines vintage A/V equipment into functional contemporary art.

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StageBloc

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StageBloc is the best way to create, promote and sell anything.

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Tastebud

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Tastebud creates mobile apps that drive sales at brick-and-mortar shopping centers.

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Shotfarm

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Shotfarm offers a product content network and rich media hosting platform for the retail industry.

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Golfmiles Inc.

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Golfmiles is an app that allows users to book golf tee times and receive rewards.

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Banyan Technologies, Inc.

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B2B local food e-commerce platform

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Ellison

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Ellison provides handmade designer eyewear from Greece.

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City Soles

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City Soles is a designer boutique that features a variety of European footwear for men and women.

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OutfitAddicts

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OutfitAddicts is a men’s clothing subscription service that gives members up to $350 worth hand-picked clothing per month.

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WishYourPrice

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An e-commerce Saas technology that lets e-retailers offer personalized price to each shopper by tapping into their willingness to pay

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TrunkClub

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Trunk Club is a men’s clothing service where a personal stylist handpicks high-end clothes and ships it for free.

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Gorilla Group

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Gorilla Group provides innovative e-commerce solutions for enterprise, B2B, and direct-to-consumer brands.

Written by Mark Smith

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