120 Content and Publishing Startups to Watch in 2021

Content and Publishing's tech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 120 Content and Publishing tech startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on July 12, 2021.

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Meero

Meero is an AI company providing enhanced photography services.

Paris   251-500   $293,434,612  

Marfeel

Marfeel is an ad tech platform that revolutionizes the way publishers create, optimize and monetize mobile websites.

Barcelona   101-250   $5,550,000  

DocPlanner

DocPlanner is a booking platform and management software provider for doctors.

Warsaw   1001-5000   $140,471,966  

Culture Trip

Culture Trip is a global tech startup that inspires people to explore the world’s culture and creativity.

London   101-250   $102,000,000  

Visma

Visma provides business software and services for accounting and administration.

Oslo   5001-10000   $3,628,252,216  

EyeEm

EyeEm builds technology to showcase the best images from the world’s leading photo community.

Berlin   101-250   $24,000,000  

Global Savings Group

Global Savings Group is a commerce content platform that unites multiple digital models, for customers, advertisers and publishers.

Munich   251-500   $41,263,049  

Mylivn

Mylivn is a lifestyle platform that simplifies social life by letting people create their own micro-networks.

Munich   11-50   $4,577,814  

Tattoodo

Tattoodo is a content provider focused on the tattoo culture and lifestyle.

Copenhagen   11-50   $20,293,785  

Linearity

Linearity takes vector graphic design to the next level.

Karlsruhe   11-50   $6,201,197  

Surfly

Surfly provides web-sharing solutions that enable a user to share a browser session with a remote peer without any local software or plugin.

Amsterdam   1-10   $1,625,731  

ORBITAL SYSTEMS

ORBITAL SYSTEMS is a Swedish clean-tech company that develops a water recycling technology to be used in domestic appliances.

Malmö   51-100   $46,903,243  

Graphiq

Graphiq connects companies with high quality graphic designers.

Oslo   101-250   $364,872  

Beamr

Beamr is an innovative private company comprised of the world's leading imaging scientists and veterans of the Israeli technology industry.

Tel Aviv   51-100   $28,500,000  

Discover Film

A technology and entertainment platform for short movies. Films can be watched online and via mobile and Smart TV Apps.

London   11-50   $2,500,000  

TinyTap

TinyTap offers learners access to the world’s largest library of educational games handmade by teachers worldwide.

Tel Aviv   11-50   $9,050,000  

YellowDog

YellowDog is the only predictive and intelligent scheduling & orchestration platform.

Bristol   11-50   $7,334,594  

Bundle

Bundle is the fastest way to organize the photo mess in your camera roll into a beautiful shared photo gallery.

Amsterdam   1-10   $595,035  

Firstbase

Remote-working-as-a-service platform.

Aberdeen   43840   $75,000  

Verastar

Verastar is a services company for small business market delivering spectrum of essential business services for customers.

Manchester   501-1000   $305,308,950  

9TLabs

9T Labs advances lightweight design by simplifying the use of high-performance materials.

Zürich   11-50   $1,015,991  

Fashwell

Fashwell automatically recognizes and tags fashion and furniture products in images.

Zürich   1-10   $1,082,015  

Evarvest

Evarvest unites the world's stock exchanges, making it simple to invest in the brands you know, love and trust, commission free.

Vilnius   43840   $259,876  

Catchoom

Catchoom is an award-winning image and object recognition provider powering visual search and automatic product tagging solutions.

Barcelona   11-50   $765,707  

Nodalview

Nodalview combines smartphone technology, AI and cloud computing to produce high-quality visuals for real estate properties

Brussels   11-50   $1,875,864  

Azendoo

Azendoo is a project management platform for agile developers and high performance managers.

Bordeaux   11-50   $2,435,000  

Carnovo

Carnovo is a Barcelona based start-up that is transforming the automotive purchase process.

Barcelona   11-50   $2,172,699  

DFINITY

Building an open, decentralized blockchain that runs smart contract software with vastly improved performance, capacity, and governance.

Zug   51-100   $166,875,499  

Voicemod

Voicemod is the best free voice changer software for Windows.

Valencia   11-50   $547,761  

Voycer

Voycer is a full-service provider in the field of customer engagement platforms.

Munich   11-50   $8,915,958  

AdLaunch

The Easiest Way To Start a Video Advertising Campaign™

Helsinki   1-10   $689,766  

CyanConnode

A world leader in the design and development of Narrowband RF mesh networks that enable Omni Internet of Things communications.

Cambridge   11-50   $11,687,243  

involve.me

User engagement platform that helps businesses create personalized customer interactions.

Vienna   1-10   $170,000  

IndieFrame

IndieFrame is an independent digital distribution platform that brings the content creator and the media together.

Copenhagen   11-50   $5,500,000  

Emteq

The world's first emotion recognition and analysis platform in smart glasses

Brighton   11-50   $758,777  

Selectel

Traditional and cloud-based data hosting solutions from Russia's premiere data center operator.

Saint Petersburg   101-250   $10,000,000  

LucidWeb

LucidWeb provides multi-device VR/AR experiences, uniquely made available via a browser on each smartphone, desktop and VR headset.

Brussels   11-50   $173,994  

LifePay

LifePay is a mobile solution for the acceptance of credit card payments with guaranteed transaction security.

Moscow   11-50   $2,600,000  

Aequicens

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Research Lab

Geneva   1-10   $673,209  

Payworks

Payworks provides payment gateway technology for the POS.

Munich   101-250   $19,000,000  

XenZone

XenZone are providers of online counselling and emotional well-being services.

Manchester     $130,779  

Owlstone Medical

Owlstone Medical is a diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for diseases.

Cambridge   101-250   $73,011,493  

Mofibo

Mofibo offers an all-you-can-read type of ebook and audiobook subscription service currently in Denmark and Sweden

Copenhagen   11-50   $2,371,430  

Celtic Renewables

Celtic Renewables is a biotech startup formed to commercialize a process for producing a superior next generation biofuel.

Edinburgh   1-10   $18,801,819  

The Beatles

The Beatles is the online platform that provides information, news, articles, and other categories related to the Beatles Band.

Liverpool      

GameBench

Featured in Forbes and Engadget, GameBench helps companies deal with Android fragmentation through performance related tools & services.

Bristol   1-10   $479,955  

New Nordic School

New Nordic School is on a mission to transform current systems of education.

Espoo   11-50   $1,391,243  

iConcerts

iConcerts is a multimedia platform that enables its users to view concerts, TV shows, documentaries, and interviews.

Geneva   51-100   $7,674,803  

PapayaPods

PapayaPods is an online tool that allows landlords to manage the entire rental housing journey digitally, in one place.

Lausanne   11-50   $186,019  

SHOKA

SHOKA offers a mobile application (Shoka App) and a smart bicycle gadget.

Budapest   1-10   $430,272  

Healthy Networks

Healthy Networks delivers a cheap, fast and reliable solution for examining lung conditions to people from every corner of the world.

Minsk   43840   $100,000  

AR Market

AR Market is an innovative startup which operates in the Augmented Reality market at international and multi-sectorial level.

Rome   1-10   $25,000  

Buildcon

Mobile and web platform for construction project management and collaboration

Belgrade   43840   $125,000  

Wiserstate (Motivio)

Automated business coaching platform. Like Peloton, but for business coaching.

Riga   43840   $190,126  

Neatebox

Neatebox strives to make society more inclusive by developing solutions to address challenges people with disabilities face every day.

Edinburgh   1-10   $219,887  

Aesyra

Aesyra develops and commercializes intra-oral sensors for dental professionals.

Lausanne   1-10   $401,632  

Virgla

Virgla is a mobile platform that redefines the delivery of quality content through latest technology and improves brand-user relationship.

Prague   11-50   $517,112  

Look Live Media

Look is a NewsTech Startup active in the citizen journalism space.

Brussels   1-10   $525,942  

Content Fleet

Content Fleet offers technology that assists online publishers in content creation.

Hamburg   101-250   $3,500,000  

Ulak

Ulak is an on demand delivery platform

Istanbul   11-50   $150,000  

BuldumBuldum

BuldumBuldum.com is a Turkish online shopping site offering a wide variety of products and novelty items.

Istanbul   11-50   $400,000  

Sensurity

Reliable Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS) across a broad spectrum of applications.

Belfast   11-50   $930,425  

Web Robots

B2B web crawling and scraping services. Full service or SaaS service models available.

Vilnius   11-50   $311,825  

SURECORE

sureCore is a U.K.-based IP company on the development of power efficient physical IP for next generation silicon processes.

Leeds   1-10   $1,600,000  

Adormo

Adormo makes it easy to manage property listings on multiple vacation rental websites like Airbnb.

Sofia   1-10   $128,507  

vTime Limited

vTime is a virtual reality software company that develops apps and cloud-based solutions that redefine virtual engagement and communication.

Liverpool   11-50   $7,600,000  

Naboomboo

Naboomboo is a Italy-based language-learning social network.

Turin   1-10   $279,246  

GFT Technologies

GFT develops, implements and maintains customized IT solutions and enables financial institutes to quickly and securely.

Stuttgart   5001-10000    

ETME

ETME specialists in hydro and enviromental infrastructures and innovations.

Athens     $2,490,995  

Timetomeet

Making online conference rooms possible to book online via a booking platform and supplying individual venues with a booking engine.

Gothenburg   1-10   $122,217  

Tap2Tag

Tap2Tag is seeking further investment for expansion plans into overseas markets.

Bristol   1-10   $136,564  

Hikaru

Hikaru is design and produce immersive experiences for your marketing, advertising and serious games campaigns.

Valencia   1-10   $80,864  

Opinurate

Opinurate is a software company which specialises in building solutions for organisations to understand their customer's experiences.

Glasgow   11-50   $1,044,695  

Xylos

Xylos is an IT solutions provider.

Antwerp   11-50    

quintly

quintly is a Germany-based company that offers its users with online social media analytics tools, helping them optimize performances.

Cologne   11-50    

Fashion Cloud

Fashion Cloud is a digital platform connecting retailers and brands in the fashion industry.

Hamburg   51-100    

3CX

3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System, an open standards, software-based PBX for Windows.

Nicosia   51-100    

Famobi

Famobi delivers HTML5 gaming content for mobile and web browsers and offers revenue for developers and publishers.

Cologne      

WeCashUpGv

WeCashUp enables organizations to go global and manage cross-network, cross-border, cross-currency and interoperable payments seamlessly.

Marseille   11-50    

MELKANA

A web and app that enables users to experience real estate using next-generation Virtual-Reality (360° virtual tours) technology.

Düsseldorf   1-10    

Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate, an online website, offers commentaries by those who are shaping the world's economy, politics, science, and culture.

Prague   11-50    

Zap Map

Zap-Map is a charging and electric vehicles site, with UK charging point map at the core.

Bristol   1-10    

Akira Mobile

Akira Mobile develops browser-based multiplayer strategy games.

Vilnius     $18,391  

useberry

useberry provides Codeless Prototype Analytics for marketers, product managers, business owners and more.

Athens   1-10    

Good Shepherd Entertainment

Good Shepherd is a crowdfunding platform for publishing video games from independent artists worldwide.

Rotterdam   1-10    

Infinity Works

A collective of leading Engineers, Technologists and Consultants.

Leeds   101-250    

Shipright

Shipright allows you to track all user requests in one place to inform product decisions.

Rotterdam   1-10    

Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand and carbon free.

Bristol   11-50    

miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is developing a next-generation diagnostic platform based on a silicon nanofluidic processor.

Leuven      

Mobino

Mobino create simple, safe and universally accessible payment systems, designed for the 21st century.

Geneva   1-10    

MerrJep.al

MerrJep.al, the largest trading site in Albania.

Tirana   11-50    

Inmanta

Enabling TelCos to deliver services much faster and with more flexibility through end-to-end automation & orchestration

Leuven      

Live & Kicking

Live & Kicking is an online resource about to revolutionise the exhibition, conference and live event sectors.

Newcastle   43840   $157,755  

Azitek

Azitek develops a low-cost RFID technology intended to provide indoor and outdoor geolocation solutions.

Porto   1-10    

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International supports inward investment to Scotland.

Glasgow   501-1000    

Moneta International

Moneta International is an international financial institution, based with it's headquarters in Vilnius Lithuania.

Vilnius   501-1000    

Caroda

We create high impact video advertising delivery channels

Prague   1-10    

Steuerbot

Steuerbot is your personal tax assistant.

Stuttgart      

ONSEE

ONline SErvices for Enterprises - Mobile Payment Solutions, Member Cards Management System

Belgrade   43840    

Moneon

Moneon is a personal finance management app with a focus on privacy and simplicity combined with full-featured money tracking capabilities.

Saint Petersburg   1-10    

Crowdfunding Portugal

PPL is the Crowdfunding platform of reference in Portugal.

Lisbon   1-10    

Kosan Crisplant

Kosan Crisplant manufactures and supplies equipment, plants, and systems for the filling and maintenance of LP gas cylinders.

Aarhus   501-1000    

Touchify

Easily create interactive content for any device.

Marseille   1-10    

Octobus

Smart platform for managing bus and coach business

Kiev   11-50    

Clic2Buy

Clic2Buy is a "where to buy" omnichannel directory.

Lille   1-10    

Tickethour

Tickethour is a company specialized in sports ticketing technology.

Athens   11-50    

Clearleft

Clearleft is an award winning Strategic Design & Innovation Consultancy based in Brighton, UK.

Brighton   11-50    

ICO Partners

ICO Partners offers consulting and market intelligence services for online games in Europe.

Brighton   1-10    

Iqarus

Iqarus are pioneers in the field of offshore medical support and occupational health.

Aberdeen   501-1000    

Tolar HashNET

Tolar is a community governed crypto-currency featuring scalable, fast, secure, and fair transactions.

Ljubljana   11-50    

Ifrågasätt

Ifrågasätt supplies the media industry with cost-efficient products that help them increase traffic, loyalty and user engagement.

Malmö   1-10    

REN International

REN International - the Global Leadership Institute at the French Riviera - is the one-stop expert for personal & professional development.

Nice      

Hostelbay

Hostelbay.com provides a selection of the best budget accommodations in Greece and allows users to book ferry passes.

Athens   11-50    

3LRobotics

We build and operate automated drone heliports and parcel transportation systems for parcel delivery services operated by drones.

Brno   11-50    

Drubbbler

Drubbbler helps you scheduling your Dribbble shots. Get more visibility, get more oppurtunities :)

Bordeaux   43840    

Monna

Cosmetics, soaps and candles manufacturer.

Ljubljana   43840    

Adwokat-Wrocław

Adwokat-Wrocław is a Polish single person run law firm specializing in family law practices.

Wroclaw   43840    

fitnessBattle

fitnessBattle is a fitness community website for those who want to stay healthy, lose weight or train more effectively.

Galway   43840    

Camea

Camea is developing and manufacturing modern systems for image and signal processing.

Brno   101-250    

HODL Finance

HODL Finance is the European digital lending company that issues loans backed by cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

Vilnius   104634    

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