Announcing the Top Picks for Web Summit 2018

November 4, 2018

Web Summit 2018 is coming ! "The best technology conference on the planet" - Forbes. SparkAmpLab has collected a list of the most media-worthy startups according to our SP Index.

Top Categories of Web Summit

  1. AI & machine learning
  2. eCommerce & retail
  3. Fintech
  4. Enterprise software solutions
  5. Consumer goods
  6. Hardware & IoT
  7. Travel & hospitality
  8. Autotech
  9. Philanthropy & social good

Top companies by category

AI & machine learning

  • Mobacar (SP Index: 50~70)Mobacar is changing the world of mobility – powering intelligent mobility choices and solutions for customers & businesses mutual benefits.
  • Textio (SP Index: < 50)Textio is the augmented writing platform that tells you who will respond to anything you’ve written.
  • DigitalGenius (SP Index: < 50)DigitalGenius is the AI platform that puts support on autopilot by understanding conversations, automating processes & delighting customers

eCommerce & retail

  • 4GIFTERS (SP Index: 50~70)4GIFTERS is the marketplace and white label tool that allows you to gift/group gift in a revolutionary way from the best brands in the world
  • Tupuca (SP Index: <50)Angola's first all-in-one delivery platform that allows users to order almost anything on-demand.
  • Glovo (SP Index: <50)Anything you want delivered in minutes.Glovers are independent couriers connected to our platform. These are people who have free time, own vehicle and smartphone, and looking to get the maximum benefit by helping you resolve your efforts in the quickest and most effective way.


  • Vu security  (SP Index: <50)Fraud prevention and identity protection to promote secure digital experiences. Intelligent behavior analysis, machine learning, transaction profile based, device fingerprint over omnichannel strategy.
  • Exo Investing (SP Index: <50)Exo Investing is the AI wealth manager. We create unique and intelligent portfolios that adapt to you and the markets.
  • Paylater (SP Index: <50)Paylater is a digital financial services platform providing financial access to the underbanked and unbanked in emerging markets.

Enterprise software solutions

  • Codacy (SP Index: <50)Codacy is an automated code review tool that helps developers save time by checking style, security, duplication, complexity and coverage.‍
  • Introhive (SP Index: <50)Relationship Data Science Tool: Automate contact and activity data entry and accelerate sales performance with relationship intelligence.‍
  • Kuzzle (SP Index: <50)Kuzzle, a cloud agnostic, open-source backend for IoT has all the features needed to accelerate the development of innovative IoT apps.

Consumer goods

  • Omnicharge (SP Index: <50)Omnicharge focuses on providing high-quality power solutions for a wide variety of people, institutions and lifestyles.
  • Packlane (SP Index: <50)Packlane is an online printing company that makes the process of ordering custom packaging easy and affordable for brands of any size.

Hardware & IoT

  • Sensibo (SP Index: 50~70)Sensibo is building the world's first autonomous indoor climate service addressing 1 billion air conditioners and heaters.
  • Soundbrenner (SP Index: <50)Combining wearable tools with great software, to create the most addictive music-making experience.

Travel & hospitality

  • Hostmaker (SP Index: <50)Hostmaker is a technology driven home rental management company, with the vision to unlock the potential of every home.‍
  • Musement (SP Index: <50)The best experiences all around the world on! Priority Access. Best Tours & Experiences. 24/7 support.

  • Timeshifter Inc. (SP Index: <50)The Jet Lag App.Timeshifter is the most advanced jet lag tool in the world. It’s based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, and is used by astronauts, elite athletes, and top CEOs to perform at their very best.


  • Turo (SP Index: 50~70)Turo is a car sharing marketplace where travelers can book any car they want, wherever they want it, from a community of local car owners.‍
  • Nekso (SP Index: <50)E-Street Hailing: New cutting-edge technology to hail Taxi on the Street. Available in All countries in Latin America.

  • Ridecell (SP Index: <50)Ridecell is the leading cloud platform for intelligent and profitable new mobility services.

Philanthropy & social good

  • Welever (SP Index: <50)Welever invests in revolutionsing technology of social impact to empower people to move the world. In 1 year we're in more than 15 countries.‍
  • Pledge 1% (SP Index: <50)Pledge 1% is a global movement that's inspired 6,000+ companies to have an impact through their business. Join our network of leaders today!

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Exo Investing

Recent launch of Exo Investing – a unique AI powered wealth manager offering private investors access to exclusive quantitative investment technology – is backed by a private investment from Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild.

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Omnicharge comes in with the biggest battery pack allowed on a flight

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Sensibo Sky review: A pricey but near-perfect smart controller for your air conditioner

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The Soundbrenner Core might just be the ultimate watch for musicians



Why hotels should take cues from home-sharing, stop "obsession with direct booking"

Rental Management Firm Hostmaker Raises $5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Marco Mengoni con Musement al Chiostro del Bramante di Roma (VIDEO)

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Timeshifter Inc.

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What you need to know about London's new car-sharing app Turo

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Pledge 1%

Corporations go beyond ‘social responsibility’ to drive value through impact

How do we analyze the trend?

Social Proof Index


Social Proof Index (SP Index) uses SparkAmplify’s algorithms to score brand so that everyone can quickly know the trending companies in real time. Social Proof Index is an industry-first index that takes into a brand’s social proof based on social share, placement number, placements quality, impression and search ranking.

Social Proof Index scaled from 0 to 100. Every brand on SparkAmplify has its own Social Proof Index and index will change from time to time to reflect the trending. Brand with Social Proof Index of 100 means having better media exposure result than brand with Social Proof Index of 50.


Social Proof Index (SP Index) quantitatively measures a brand’s press coverage in terms of social share, placement number, placements quality, impression and search ranking. With higher Social Proof Index, brand can stand out easily from other brands and focus on telling stories to the right influencers.


Social Proof Index (SP Index) helps journalists filter out the noise and concentrate on media worthy sources. By filtering brands with high Social Proof Index, journalists can quantitatively measure a brand’s press coverage performance.

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