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11 Best News Startups Headquartered in Washington

This article showcases Boove’s top picks for the best ‘News’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the News’ industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. CryptoSlate

The idea behind this startup: CryptoSlate is a hub for cryptocurrency researchers and blockchain enthusiasts — featuring news, prices, a product database and events.

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

Industries: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Media and Entertainment, News

Founders: Matthew Blancarte, Nate Whitehill

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2. Fierce Healthcare

The idea behind this startup: Fierce Healthcare deliver need-to-know healthcare news, insights and trends for hospital CEOs and administrators.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Health Care, Medical, News

Founders: Unknown

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3. Voicebot.ai

The idea behind this startup: Voicebot.ai provides news, market analysis, and interviews related to voice assistants and artificial intelligence.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, News

Founders: Unknown

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4. The Tempest

The idea behind this startup: The leading media company by diverse millennial women, for the world.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Advertising, Communities, Lifestyle, Marketing, News, Publishing

Founders: Laila Alawa, Mashal Waqar

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5. Maven

The idea behind this startup: Maven operates as a single digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform under a single media brand.

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

Industries: Advertising, Content, News, Publishing, Social, Social Media, Video

Founders: Ben Joldersma, James Heckman, William Sornsin

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6. NewsMatch

The idea behind this startup: NewsMatch elevated nonprofit news through GivingNewsDay which saw journalists, celebrities.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Journalism, News, Non Profit, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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Crunchbase

Website


7. Founders Live

The idea behind this startup: Founders Live is a social network and media channel aimed to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world.

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

Industries: Communities, Events, Lifestyle, News, Video

Founders: Nick Hughes

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8. Arabia Foundation

The idea behind this startup: The Arabia Foundation is a nonprofit think tank in Washington D.C that provides insight into social and economic changes in the Middle East.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Association, Communities, Events, Government, News, Non Profit, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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9. College Reaction

The idea behind this startup: College Reaction provides a fast-changing portrait of the United States college and university demographic.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: News, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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10. The NewsRun

The idea behind this startup: The NewsRun is a free daily email newsletter that provides quick summaries of Pakistan’s top news

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Internet, Media and Entertainment, News, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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11. NewsRoom – Social Network for News

The idea behind this startup: The social network just for news. Currently closed beta. Available on the iOS App Store in April 2017.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Apps, iOS, News

Founders: Anthony Marshi, Michael Fiedorowicz, Pierre Hirschler, Tomislav Zabcic-Matic

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