Sunday, January 29

5 Companies to Keep an Eye on in 2020

There are thousands of companies in the world, making huge strides toward creating incredibly cool products and services—but which ones are truly pushing the envelope and challenging the industry itself? The future is shaping up to be a pretty cool place, and much of that is thanks to the powerhouse companies behind the innovation propelling us toward higher efficiency, improved optimization, and streamlined connectivity.

With such a vast sphere of startups all aiming to change the world in their own special way, it can be difficult to pinpoint which companies are worth investing in or paying attention to. Fortunately, we’ve been keeping a close watch on the trends, and have compiled a list of our top 5 companies to keep an eye on in 2020.

1. Fiverr

The word “disruptive” is one that is flimsily thrown around and applied to products, services, and companies that are just scratching the surface of being unique. When it comes to the ways in which Fiverr operates and all of the shining promise it’s bound to deliver on, disruptive is an astounding way to describe this Tel Aviv-based company. Simply put, Fiverr is revolutionizing the service industry, giving a platform for freelance creatives and professionals to showcase their talents and offer their services to clients in need. And it’s all just a click away.

According to Clarke Levidiotis, a digital content marketer at Fiverr, there are “so many feature updates coming out that are really going to take this platform—that’s already amazing—to the next level.” Though founded in 2010, the company is on an incredibly upward trend as it heads into its 10th-year celebration.

2. Mitchell

Reshaping the face of the automotive industry takes massive ambition, and that’s exactly what sets Mitchell International apart from the rest. Inspired by a desire to provide solutions to the automotive industry, Mitchell has set its sights on simplification, efficiency, and ease of access to accurate information. Since the company’s inception, Mitchell has grown beyond collision repair and physical damage claims and now services those in need of auto casualty solutions, pharmacy claims handling, and workers’ compensation. 

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mitchell continues to push boundaries and expand their reach with brand new partnerships with Qualcomm and over 300 insurance companies across the nation.

3. BandPage

The music industry today is more pervasive than ever, and the ways in which artists market and promote themselves are fast-changing with every passing year. BandPage stands to continue that trend, challenging the traditional methods of “making it” in the music biz. There are currently more than 500,000 mainstream and underground musicians using BandPage today. 

Lauded for its customizability, BandPage’s platform allows artists to not only share their music with fans, but keep followers in the loop about tour information, merchandise offers, and VIP experiences. Aiming to eliminate the mistrust in the music industry, BandPage keeps it grounded, wholesome, and all about the music and the people behind the sounds.

4. Carvana

Carvana is already reinventing the face of car shopping. Historically, the car-buying experience has always been largely in-person and dependent on two humans making a deal. Carvana takes that process and brings it into the digital age. Advertised as a better way to buy a car, Carvana is 100% online and puts the power in your hands, not a dealership. Functioning similarly to a car vending machine, shoppers can browse thousands of used vehicles, choose a payment plan that works for them, and even get their shiny new used car delivered straight to their door.

5. Asana

Asana’s mission is one that sets off a light bulb in your head: Help humanity thrive. Despite being a seven-year-old company, Asana has become one of the fastest-growing companies in recent years. With huge aims at revamping the ways in which we communicate, collaborate, and organize, Asana does just that. Asana is a task management platform designed to aid businesses in increasing productivity, improving transparency, and optimizing organization.

In essence, Asana provides the tools needed for businesses to succeed. With each year comes a slew of new features and add-ons for users to employ to work toward the collective goal and getting things done faster, and better.

Which companies are you most excited to watch in 2020? Let us know in the comments below!

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