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8 Best Publishing Startups Headquartered in Washington

This article showcases Boove’s top picks for the best ‘Publishing’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Publishing’ 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. The Spoon

The idea behind this startup: The Spoon provides daily analysis and reporting about the smart kitchen and food tech revolution.

Headquarters: Edmonds, Washington, United States

Industries: Analytics, Publishing

Founders: Michael Wolf

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2. 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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3. Ad Lightning

The idea behind this startup: Custom-built to give Publishers & Ad Platforms the tools they need to find bad ads, along with the data and processes to remove them.

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

Industries: Advertising, Business Intelligence, Digital Media, Publishing

Founders: Drake Callahan, Jeanne Meyer, Kate Reinmiller, Scott Moore

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4. Ruby Media Group, LLC

The idea behind this startup: Digital publishing company based in Vancouver, WA.

Headquarters: Vancouver, Washington, United States

Industries: Broadcasting, Content, Personal Branding, Public Relations, Publishing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing

Founders: Jabien Letlow, Tiffany Letlow

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5. 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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6. 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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7. Lookbk

The idea behind this startup: Your daily magazine full of stunning photography and short stories. In an awesome mobile experience, and with the man in mind.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Consumer Applications, Content Discovery, Media and Entertainment, Mobile, Photography, Publishing

Founders: Geoff Allen

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8. 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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