101 Top San Francisco Social Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Social companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Social industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies 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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Top San Francisco Social Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Reddit

Reddit

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Reddit is an online platform that enables users to submit links, create content, and have discussions about the topics of their interest.

Twitch

Twitch

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Twitch is a social video platform where gamers can broadcast, watch, and talk about video games.

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Pinterest

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Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool for saving and discovering creative ideas.

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IRL

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IRL App is a social planning application that keeps users connected with each other.

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Twitter

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Twitter is a social networking platform that allows its users to send and read micro-blogs of up to 280-characters known as tweets.

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Nextdoor

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Nextdoor is the app where you plug into the neighborhoods that matter to you.

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Strava

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Strava is an online network where runners and cyclists can record their activities, compare performance, and compete with their community.

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Discord

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Discord is an online voice, video and text service designed for hanging out with friends and creating communities around shared interests.

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Career Karma

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Career Karma helps people find career advice and job training to navigate their careers.

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Beacons

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Beacons is an online website platform for creators.

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HYP3R

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We are HYP3R. Our innovations help top marketers acquire high-value travelers directly and at scale.

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Zignal Labs

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Zignal analyzes billions of digital stories in real time to help customers discover and manage the narratives that can help or harm them.

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TuneIn

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From live sports & local radio to news, music & podcasts, TuneIn is one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world.

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BitTorrent

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BitTorrent is a protocol that creates advanced technologies to efficiently move large files across the internet.

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SmartRecruiters

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SmartRecruiters is an end-to-end recruiting platform to find, engage, and hire talent.

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Scribd

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Scribd is an unlimited reading subscription that offers access to books, audiobooks, magazine articles, documents and more.

Twitch

PicsArt

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PicsArt is an all-in-one photo & video editing app, powered by a creative community of more than 150M+ monthly active users and influencers.

Twitch

Meltwater

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Meltwater is a media Intelligence & social listening tools for measuring, managing and magnifying corporate reputation.

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StyleSeat

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StyleSeat is an online destination that connects beauty and wellness professionals with clients.

Twitch

Snackpass

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Snackpass is a platform that focuses on mobile order pickup at local restaurants.

Twitch

Stackla

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Stackla is a social content marketing platform that puts user-generated content at the heart of brand marketing.

Twitch

Pocket

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Pocket is an application that allows users to save and retrieve documents and videos from websites.

Twitch

Hearsay Systems

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Hearsay offers the complete client engagement solution for financial services.

Twitch

Buffer

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Social Media Management Software for Growing Brands

Twitch

VentureBeat

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VentureBeat is an online technology news platform that is engaged in technology publication and events business.

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Houseparty

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Houseparty is a face-to-face social network that brings empathy to online communication.

Twitch

Soldsie

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Soldsie is a social commerce platform that allows customers to purchase products through comments on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Metadata

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The autonomous demand generation platform for B2B enterprises.

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LeadIQ

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LeadIQ is a lead capture tool that enables its users to find prospects, discover emails and contact info of potential customers online.

Twitch

Lyte

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Lyte is a technology platform that makes it easy for fans to buy, sell, and exchange tickets to live events.

Twitch

Academia.edu

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Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers.

Twitch

Achievers

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Achievers is a recognition and rewards software that increases employee engagement, retention and performance.

Twitch

Ark

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Ark.com is a search engine enabling users to search for old classmates, new business contacts, and friends.

Twitch

Revinate

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Revinate is an enterprise-grade, cloud-based platform that helps hotels know more about their guests.

Twitch

Lithium Technologies

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Lithium builds community and social media management software that helps the world’s best brands connect with customers on digital channels.

Twitch

Traackr

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Traackr is an influencer marketing platform providing discovery, campaign management and performance measurement.

Twitch

Octane AI

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Octane AI provides an all-in-one platform for engaging quizzes, data collection, and personalized Facebook Messenger and SMS automation.

Twitch

Kiva

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Kiva is an international non-profit organization that enables families to make small loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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Imgur

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Imgur is an internet company that specializes in providing online entertainment for its users.

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VRChat

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VRChat is a virtual reality social platform that allows users to easily build social virtual reality content.

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Yammer

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Yammer is an enterprise social network that enables employees to collaborate across departments, geographies and business applications.

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Torre

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Torre is a professional network that reinvents job-matching and recruitment services.

Twitch

Fomo

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Fomo is the world’s first social proof marketing platform.

Twitch

Earn.com

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Earn money for replying to emails and completing tasks.

Twitch

Aella

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Aella helps africans get credit, invest, get health insurance, and make payments.

Twitch

Pixlee

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Pixlee is a user-generated content marketing platform that helps brands to market and sell by using real customer photos and videos.

Twitch

Kamcord

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Kamcord is a social media platform allowing its users to post and interact through video content.

Twitch

Angaza

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Angaza provides a technology that enables businesses to provide affordable life-changing products to people in emerging markets.

Twitch

MyHealthTeams

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MyHealthTeams creates social networks for chronic condition communities.

Twitch

UrbanSitter

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UrbanSitter is an online hub connecting families with babysitters through social networks.

Twitch

Sparkcentral

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Sparkcentral is a customer engagement tool that enables one-on-one messaging via social channels.

Twitch

Quantela

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Quantela is a new age digital technology solutions company focused on Artificial Intelligence and IoT.

Twitch

HOOKED

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HOOKED is redefining entertainment for the Snapchat generation.

Twitch

Clubhouse

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Clubhouse is an audio-based social app that allows users to spontaneously join group chats.

Twitch

Songclip (Audiobyte)

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Songclip is the first Social Music API, offering a SaaS technology platform for integrating licensed music on social and digital platforms.

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Marin Software

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Marin Software Incorporated (NYSE:MRIN) provides a leading cross-channel performance advertising platform used by advertisers and agencies.

Twitch

Heymarket

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The professional way to text message and manage customer relationships from anywhere.

Twitch

Identified

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Identified is a big data and analytics company, pioneers a technology transforming social data from Facebook into professional intelligence.

Twitch

Onclusive

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Onclusive empowers communications teams with media monitoring and PR analytics software and services.

Twitch

The Nudge

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The Nudge is a text-based planning service used to help people explore their city.

Twitch

Captiv8

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Captiv8 is an internet platform that allows influencers to own, promote and monetize their audience.

Twitch

MIRA BEAUTY™

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MIRA BEAUTY is the world’s first universal store and collaborative library for makeup and skincare.

Twitch

SKOUT

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SKOUT is a mobile network and community platform for connecting with new people.

Twitch

Couchsurfing

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Couchsurfing is a travel community connecting a network of travelers, adventure seekers, and lifelong learners to share their experiences.

Twitch

Teamable

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Teamable is an employee referral and diversity hiring platform that transforms social networks into high-performance talent pools.

Twitch

StudyFree

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StudyFree is the Subscription-based platform that connects students with international opportunities worldwide

Twitch

Kongregate

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Kongregate is a mobile game publisher and web gaming portal.

Twitch

KiKi

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KiKi is a social marketplace that connects like-minded real people to enjoy nearby experiences. Backed by 500 Startups B25 & DU Ventures

Twitch

Plexure

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Plexures IoT driven CRM platform delivers seamless customer experiences across multiple digital channels in the real world

Twitch

ContactOut

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SaaS, Recruitment Data, Sales Intelligence

Twitch

AllSeated

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Collaborative event planning network

Twitch

Mayhem

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Mayhem.gg brings together gamers through live, interactive experiences.

Twitch

The League

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The league is a dating applications that matches users based on similarities.

Twitch

Silk and Sonder

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Silk and Sonder offers a monthly subscription program that includes a hand-curated journal with pages for mental health.

Twitch

Joyus

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Joyus is a startup that aims to enhance the online shopping experience by helping shoppers discover goods through short-form videos.

Twitch

Talkable

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Talkable is a technology platform that enables marketers to run customizable Refer A Friend Programs.

Twitch

Lolly

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Lolly is a social dating platform that uses short-form content to allow users to express themselves.

Twitch

Good&Co

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Good&Co is a platform that connects people, companies, and workplaces. We help job seekers, employers, and employees to find a great fit.

Twitch

GameOn Technology

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Our technology powers intelligent chat applications across multiple platforms for some of the world’s largest brands.

Twitch

Tenor Inc

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Tenor’s GIF search engine helps you find the perfect GIFs to express your thoughts and feelings in mobile messaging conversations.

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Storr

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The most personalized, social, and easy-to-use remote sales platform. Now available in white label.

Twitch

Aesthetic

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Aesthetic automates all the production design work needed by companies, starting with social media graphics.

Twitch

Linqia

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Linqia is the only influencer marketing company that delivers guaranteed influencer ROI for the enterprise.

Twitch

Chute

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Chute gives brands mastery over the visual media, discover audience content, ideate, and create compelling visual content.

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Brigade

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Brigade wants to make civic engagement easy, effective, and enjoyable — and in so doing, restore political power back to the people.

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Clarity

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Clarity provides entrepreneurs with over-the-phone business expertise and mentorships.

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AdStage

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AdStage is an advertising technology startup powering paid marketers to understand the business impact of their campaigns.

Twitch

Ascendify

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Ascendify’s Intelligent People Management™ platform reinvents how companies attract, develop and inspire their talent.

Twitch

TRUE

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Private Group Sharing

Twitch

Marco Experiences

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Meet Marco, the better way to bring your people together. We create extraordinary virtual and hybrid experiences.

Twitch

NeoReach

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Influencer Marketing For Big Brands

Twitch

Giving Assistant

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Giving Assistant transforms the collective power of consumer shopping into a new sustainable source of giving.

Twitch

Chatous

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Chatous builds consumer products. Our flagship product is Kiwi, a social q&a app that lets you ask interesting questions to your friends.

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ChefsFeed

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Expert-powered food and drink discovery, inspiration, and experiences.

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GearLaunch

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GearLaunch offers a sophisticated platform for E2E commerce, a rapidly emerging category that focuses on the full e-commerce value chain.

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Chatfuel

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Chatfuel is a chatbot platform for Messenger.

Twitch

We Heart It (WHI)

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We Heart It is an image-based social networking platform that focuses on visual inspiration and expression.

Twitch

TalentSky

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Talentsky is a social platform that helps employers move from job descriptions to skill communities.

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VigLink

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VigLink is a platform for monetizing content-driven commerce for publishers, bloggers, forums, social networks and apps.

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GlobeIn

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GlobeIn empowers artisans around the world by helping them access the global marketplace.

Twitch

Loop

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Private family network

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