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The 7 Fastest Growing Startups from Connecticut

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In terms of entrepreneurship and business, Connecticut has evolved into one of the top emerging hubs in the world.

Hundreds of startup companies have been founded there in the last years, many of which are enjoying incredible success.

We've compiled a list with the 7 most successful ones.


7 Startups in Connecticut

1) Minds

1) Minds

Minds is a cryptocurrency social network and private messaging software that pays members in cryptocurrency for their online services.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Bill Ottman, Ian Crossland, Jack Ottman, John B. Ottman, Mark Harding
  • Industries: Blockchain, Blogging Platforms, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Peer to Peer, Photography, Social Network, Social News, Video, Video Chat
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $17,381,300
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

2) Triax Technologies, Inc.

2) Triax Technologies, Inc.

Triax Technologies, Inc. provides a linked IoT worksite platform for the construction, energy, and heavy industrial sectors.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Chad Hollingsworth, Dale Hollingsworth
  • Industries: Construction, Energy, Industrial, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $12,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

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3) Sema4

3) Sema4

Sema4 analyzes patient data using artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver insights that will improve medical practice.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Eric Schadt
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Machine Learning, Medical, Predictive Analytics
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $241,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

4) Tomo

4) Tomo

Tomo is a fintech firm that aims to revolutionize the homebuying experience, starting with a digital mortgage and transaction platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Carey Armstrong, Greg Schwartz
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $40,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

5) IsoPlexis

5) IsoPlexis

IsoPlexis is a life science technology firm that is working on a single-cell detection system for detecting patient immune responses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Kara Brower, Rong Fan, Sean Mackay
  • Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical Device, Therapeutics
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $205,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 13
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

6) Athletic Brewing

6) Athletic Brewing

Athletic Brewing is a brewing, healthy living, organic, e-commerce, and direct-to-consumer food and beverage company.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Bill Shufelt, John Walker
  • Industries: Brewing, Craft Beer, Food and Beverage
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $101,372,221
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

7) Tru Optik

7) Tru Optik

Tru Optik is the only audience measurement and data management platform built specifically for over-the-top (OTT) content.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Alex Geis, Andre Swanston
  • Industries: Ad Targeting, Advertising, Analytics, Big Data, Digital Media, Real Time, SaaS, Social Media
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $15,513,205
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

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