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In each episode of Startups of the Week, you’ll learn about three new Bay Area companies that you likely haven’t heard of yet. These companies could become the next Airbnb or Uber -- or they could die before they hit the mainstream. Regardless, they still matter. And we’ll tell you why. The show is hosted by Trisha Thadani, a business reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who writes about everything from nascent startups to work-based immigration, and Alex Wilhelm, editor in chief of startup database Crunchbase News.

In each episode of Startups of the Week, you’ll learn about three new Bay Area companies that you likely haven’t heard of yet. These companies could become the next Airbnb or Uber -- or they could die before they hit the mainstream. Regardless, they still matter. And we’ll tell you why. The show is hosted by Trisha Thadani, a business reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who writes about everything from nascent startups to work-based immigration, and Alex Wilhelm, editor in chief of startup database Crunchbase News.
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In each episode of Startups of the Week, you’ll learn about three new Bay Area companies that you likely haven’t heard of yet. These companies could become the next Airbnb or Uber -- or they could die before they hit the mainstream. Regardless, they still matter. And we’ll tell you why. The show is hosted by Trisha Thadani, a business reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who writes about everything from nascent startups to work-based immigration, and Alex Wilhelm, editor in chief of startup database Crunchbase News.

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Episodes

Brex, Onward, Prepd

10/14/2018
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A company that issues corporate credit cards to startups, a startup that was acquired by Google and a company that makes sleek lunch boxes perfect for meal prepping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:24

Capella Space, Astro Technology, Calm

10/7/2018
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A company that’s gearing up to send its first satellite to space, an AI-powered email startup acquired by Slack, and a meditation app that recently partnered with American Airlines to give passengers a calmer travel experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:54

Proterra, BloomThat, Postmates

9/29/2018
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An electric vehicle maker that’s going back to school, an online florist that’s wilting under a new owner, and an online delivery company that just picked up a lot of cash. Owen Thomas, Alex Wilhelm and Sophia Kunthara discuss Proterra, BloomThat and Postmates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:50

Base, AliveCor, Shift

9/23/2018
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Base is a customer relationship management company acquired by Zendesk. AliveCor is a startup that had an over the counter EKG on the market years before the Apple Watch. And Shift is a company that’s making it easier to buy and sell used cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:34

Allbirds, Alpine.AI, PagerDuty

9/16/2018
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A popular shoe company that uses eco-friendly materials and is worn by the likes of Larry Page and Oprah; a startup that will help bring voice commands to a meditation app; and a company that makes sure other companies’ technology is working. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:41

Bungalow, Gener8 and Modsy

9/9/2018
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A startup with a solution for the housing crunch; a company that found a different kind of exit; and an interior design startup with a futuristic twist. San Francisco Chronicle business reporter Sophia Kunthara joins Owen Thomas and Alex Wilhelm on Startups as Season 3 begins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:43

Wefunder, Mindtribe and Hinge Health

8/19/2018
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An equity crowdfunding platform that helps you support craft brew becoming whiskey; a company that's worked with Tesla and Square that was just acquired by Accenture; and a digital health startup that just raised some new money. Plus: Y2K? What's that? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:44

Hippo Insurance, RideOS, Solebit

8/12/2018
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A home insurance company that launched an Alexa skill to get some attention; a company trying to make the roll out of self-driving cars more seamless; and an acquisition deal that strengthens data and security in your emails. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:09

Black Girls Code, Slack and Lantern

8/4/2018
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Black Girls Code said no to Uber, then yes to Microsoft, Slack is working with its competition; and a San Francisco startup worked to make mental healthcare more accessible — but recently shut down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:25

Betabrand, 42Floors, AppLovin

7/30/2018
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A company that uses 3D renderings and consumer input to sell products; a company that just raised $400 million to help mobile gamers make more cash; and a startup real estate deal that is going to bring more real estate to startups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:58

Fastly, Plexchat, Awair

7/22/2018
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A company that works behind the scenes to get you your online content faster; a Bay Area company that has interest from Warner Bros; and a cute startup gadget that tracks the air quality in your house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:07

Flow Kana, StudyBlue and Crave

7/16/2018
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A small-batch, craft cannabis company scoring some new green; a company trying to make vibrators great again; and Chegg, a study platform, acquiring another study platform. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:21

Fuzzy, Comfy and Hims

7/8/2018
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Pet owners get the option of on-demand health advice, why an Oakland-based smart technology company was acquired by Siemens, and why Hims, a male wellness brand, is gaining VC interest. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:17

Peek, Smyte and Khan Academy

7/1/2018
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A startup that’s competing with Airbnb to be your city tour guide, why a Twitter anti-spam acquisition drew some abuse, and why the new attention on Khan Academy is totally legal. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:12

Chowbotics, Workday and Hipcamp

6/24/2018
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This week we’ll tell you about a bot who'll lettuce enjoy cheap, fast lunch, why Workday said “heck no” to Adaptive Insights’ IPO, and what’s hip about Hipcamp. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:47

GrubMarket, Curbside and OneLogin

6/17/2018
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This week we’ll tell you about a company that can get it for you wholesale — and organic; a delivery service that’s turning Japanese; and a password vault that secured more cash. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:50

Coffee Meets Bagel, Imgur, Jetlore

6/11/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle reporter Trisha Thadani and Crunchbase News Editor in Chief Alex Wilhelm tell you about a dating app that just got a big round of funding, a GIF platform that's becoming a video platform, though Trisha and Alex still won't know how to pronounce its name, and a prediction platform that helps online retailers understand their customers. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:17

Heroes, Proterra, and PepsiCo’s acquisition of Bare Snacks

6/4/2018
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This week we’ll tell you about a company that wants you to turn your cover letter and resume into a video, an electric bus startup that may have just raised a heap of money, and what PepsiCo acquired a healthy snack company. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Opening signature by Leah Garchik. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:10

Good Eggs, Eat Club

5/28/2018
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This week we’ll tell you about the come back story of Good Eggs, and yet another food delivery startup Eat Club and why it acquired its competition. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Opening signature by Leah Garchik. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:10

Klout, Velostrata, Xapo

5/21/2018
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This week we mourn the death of Klout, a way to measure online importance that saw its own influence wane. Then we’ll tell you about Google’s latest cloud deal and why Xapo pulled in another $40 million. Theme music is "Bot Fest" by Alex Vaan. Opening signature by Leah Garchik. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:51