Unveiling VentureWire’s FASTech 50: Most Innovative Start-Ups
The search for the most innovative venture-backed technology start-ups is over!
Over the past few months, the VentureWire editorial team analyzed hundreds of start-ups in the Dow Jones VentureSource database, and pored over about 2,000 nominations on Twitter, to select 50 companies paving a unique path technologically.
What you won’t find on this list are the start-ups that have already made it big — the Facebooks and Twitters of the world. We wanted to keep this list confined to earlier-stage companies with a product or service that we can see, so we adhered to the following criteria:
Not only must they be U.S. based, privately owned with at least one venture capital firm as an investor, but they also must have a product or service on the market that launched no earlier than three years ago. Most importantly, the start-up’s innovation should break from conventional methods, introduce novel technology or markedly advance an existing product or service.