Top Pick Startups for Disrupt SF 2019 by SparkAmplify

SparkAmpLab Editorial Team
September 17, 2019

“Disrupt is where the startup world gathers to see the present and the future of tech in one place.” As the world's leading startup event, Disrupt continues to thrive since it was first held in 2011. This year Disrupt SF will take place in Moscone North Convention Center, San Francisco from October 2 to October 4.

‍Based on SparkAmplify’s Social Proof Index (SP Index), we identified some of the top trending startups exhibiting at Disrupt SF 2019 by categories.

Related Article: Top startups selected by TechCrunch for Disrupt SF 2018

Top Categories of Disrupt SF 2019 (Selected with highest SP Index):

  • CleanTech
  • Hardware, Science and Engineering
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Software
  • Marketplace

Top startups by category:


1. Sparkcharge

We deliver ultra-fast charging to electric vehicles in the form of a mobile, modular, charger. We charge at a rate of one mile per minute, which is the fastest in the industry.

Top Placement: Here's why energy companies are adopting AI

2. Hytch

A ride-sharing/data tracking platform created to reduce carbon emissions and traffic in targeted areas.

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Hardware, Science and Engineering

1. Seoul Robotics

Seoul Robotics specializes in 3D perception engine for Lidar sensors to enable intelligent autonomous mobility.

Top Placement: Seoul Robotics releases 3D lidar perception software platform

2. Voxel51

Builds video-first AI solutions that transform raw video and images into actionable intelligence.

Top Placement: Voxel51 Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Consumer Electronics


Creates robotic animals that transform the daily lives of people facing health adversities.

Top Placement: Company Introduces Jim Henson's Creature Shop-Designed Robotic Puppy For Dementia Therapy


Fully-connected smart-home experience for renters, integrating devices through a single app and voice control.

Top Placement: Partnership of Mobile Doorman, IOTAS Takes Multifamily Smart Home To Next Level



SKOOP is working to build the nation’s largest network of moving digital billboards.

Top Placement: Free parking in Royal Oak decks, pedicab rides, coming next month

2. Byteboard 

Byteboard is recreating the technical interview experience to be more effective, efficient, & equitable for all.

Top Placement: Google's built a new tool to help you ace your next developer interview

3. Defendify

The all-in-one cybersecurity platform for Small Business.

Top Placement: Why Investors Put Over a Million into the Defendify Cybersecurity Platform


1. Vertoe

On-demand short term storage anywhere, anytime.

Top Placement: Here’s how to ditch your luggage while you explore Nashville

2. Cloosiv 

Order ahead app for independent coffee shops.

Top Placement: Cloosiv gives local coffee shops a mobile ordering experience on par with the mega chains

Social Proof Index (SP Index)


SparkAmplify’s SP Index is generated by our algorithm and is given to each brand as a measurement of its overall media presence quality. Social Proof Index is an industry-first index that takes into account a brand’s social proof based on social share, placement number, placement quality, impression and search ranking.

Social Proof Index is a score from 0 to 100. Every brand on SparkAmplify has its own Social Proof Index that is updated frequently to reflect the latest situation. Brands with Social Proof Index of 100 means it has better media exposure results than that 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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