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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

Asana, Crunchyroll, Wrike

12/9/2018
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Project management has never been easier than with the help of two Silicon Valley startups, and a Bay Area company brings Blade Runner 2049 to anime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:21

Simple Habit, Poynt, Sapho

12/2/2018
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Simple Habit founder and CEO Yunha Kim joins the Startups crew to talk about launching the meditation app after having not taken care of herself during the launch of her first company. Plus: A company that raised $100 million in funding and a startup that was acquired by Citrix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:14

Mayvenn, HealthLoop, Nurx

11/18/2018
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In a rare Startups of the Week twist, we focus on three companies that are actually doing good things for the world. Not a scooter rental firm in sight! One sells hair extensions straight to consumers, one was acquired by GetWell Network, and one is a telemedicine company that delivers birth control and PrEP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:30

Zume, Carbon Health, Year & Day

11/11/2018
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A company that uses robots to help make pizzas, a startup that merged with Direct Urgent Care and a tableware company that’s gaining popularity on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:53

Filld, Meetingbird, Upguard

11/4/2018
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A company that brings gas on-demand to cars and fleets; a calendar and scheduling startup that was acquired by Front; and a cybersecurity company that finds data breaches and leaks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:08

Scribd, TCell, Future Family

10/28/2018
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A “Netflix for Books,” Scribd now offers all the news that’s fit to subscribe to; the acquisition of cybersecurity startup TCell shows why protecting apps is hot; and Future Family makes fertility more affordable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:41

Egnyte, YourMechanic, Rippling

10/21/2018
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A company that received $75 million from Goldman Sachs after almost since their last funding round; a startup that connects car owners to mechanics; and former Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad’s new employee management system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:46

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