With breakout companies like Snapchat and Pinterest reaching $10B+ valuations alongside 6 other unicorns operating in the social network space, investors continue to put money into social apps hoping to find the next success.
We used CB Insights Mosaic algorithm, which tracks the health of private companies, to identify some high-flying early-stage social companies in the seed and Series A stage. (Mosaic has three components, and we specifically looked at the Momentum score, which measures a company’s traction based on social and news mentions, web traffic, jobs data, and other factors.)
Below is a list of the top 10 early-stage social companies that have raised since 2014. These companies span a broad range of spaces within our social category, including streaming services, niche social communities, and dating apps, among others. Here they are below, in alphabetical order:
|Company||Total Funding||Description||Select Investors|
|Coffee Meets Bagel||$8.4M||Dating website||Lightbank, DCM Ventures, Question Ventures|
|Dubsmash||$5.5M||Video lip-syncing app||Lowercase Capital, ENIAC Ventures, Index Ventures|
|Food52||$9M||Online community for foodies||Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Vocap Investment Partners, Zelkova Ventures|
|GfyCat||$2M||GIF hosting||Undisclosed Investors|
|Glamrs||$1M||Online beauty video portal||Blume Ventures, Ventureworks India|
|Omaze||$15M||Offers experiences to benefit charitable causes||ff Venture Capital, Vayner RSE, Rothenberg Ventures|
|Murmur (fka Bluegape)||$1.1M||News and entertainment app||ah! Ventures, Times Internet|
|Mobcrush||$15.9M||Mobile game streaming||First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, KPCB|
|Spoon University||$2.1M||Food blog network||BoxGroup, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Vayner RSE|
|Yerdle||$11.3M||Sharing and swapping items||Prelude Ventures, Westly Group, DBL Investors|
Want more data, Mosaic scores, and predictive analytics on social companies and startups? Check out our private market database below and ask about our Answers Plan.