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54 Top San Francisco Media and Entertainment Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Media and Entertainment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Media and Entertainment 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

Top San Francisco Media and Entertainment Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Patreon

Patreon

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Patreon is an online platform connecting musicians and other artists with their fan base.

Substack

Substack

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Substack is a subscription-based newsletter publishing platform for independent writers.

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Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency company.

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Samba TV

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Samba uses data and analytics to improve TV on any screen.

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Fandom

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Fandom is a developer of a global entertainment media platform designed for fans to explore, contribute to, and celebrate.

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Dipsea

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The first audio platform for sexual wellness producing original sexy audio stories, wellness sessions, and sleep scenes.

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Gametime

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Gametime sells last-minute tickets to the most popular events in sports, music, and theater.

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Introvoke

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Introvoke is an embeddable solution allowing organizations to turn their virtual programs into digital stages with plug-and-play components.

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Castbox

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Castbox is a global podcast platform that enables anyone to easily find, access, create and enjoy spoken audio content.

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Lugg

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Lugg provides anything moved with the push of a button. Download Lugg on the App store and instantly get connected to a truck and 2 movers.

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Common Networks

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Common Networks is a wireless internet service provider that brings fiber-class internet to homes.

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Luma

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Luma provides a platform for people to host virtual classes, record live shows, educate, and find their communities via Zoom.

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Blue Wire

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Blue Wire is a hyperlocal sports podcasting network made up of journalists, former athletes, and influential fans.

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StatMuse

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StatMuse is a sports statistics website that allows users to search for players and view customizable statistics.

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Mixhalo

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Mixhalo is a real-time audio platform that delivers an immersive experience for live events.

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Lolly

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

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Caavo

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Caavo is an entertainment obsessed hardware and software company

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UploadVR

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UploadVR is dedicated to accelerating the success of the VR + AR (XR) industry.

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Tubi

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Tubi is the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand (VOD) service. Available on Connected TV devices, Mobile, and the Web.

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ChefsFeed

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

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Ryu Games

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Changing the way people make and play mobile games

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adRise

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AdRise is an internet TV ad platform that distributes and monetizes TV shows and movies by partnering with premium content owners.

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Museum of Ice Cream

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Museum of Ice Cream transforms concepts into spaces that provoke imagination and creativity.

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8tracks Radio

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8tracks is an internet radio and social network that streams user-curated song playlists that contain at least 8 tracks.

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Laugh.ly

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Laugh.ly is a mobile on-demand delivery system for spoken word recordings.

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Blue Studios

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Blue Studios is a live-stream and on-demand platform, like Peloton, broadcasting entertaining STEM classes for kids.

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Telly

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Telly is a VOD platform that offers premium content sourced from Bollywood and the Arab region.

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Sales Hacker

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Sales Hacker is an internet company that specializes in the fields of media entertainment, B2B, events, and SaaS.

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SkyLights

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SkyLights offers a cinematic VR on planes as passenger inflight entertainment.

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Indee

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Indee has built a very secure platform for sharing videos to specific individuals.

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Isolation Network

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Isolation Network is a digital media infrastructure company specializing in distribution of media, marketing and promotion services.

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Fandor

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Fandor is a social movie and entertainment company that produces original content designed for sharing.

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Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

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Village Roadshow Entertainment Group is a leading global entertainment company

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Kapwing

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Online editor for modern videos, GIFs, and images

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Rheo

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Rheo is a social video platform that delivers a curated stream of topical and trending videos personalized to tastes and viewing habits.

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Engadget

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Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network that provides its users with daily coverage about gadgets and consumer electronics.

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Meograph

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Meograph develops an augmented reality application that makes 3D people from 2D video.

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Prismatic

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Prismatic is a news reading company, which was founded in 2010.

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YouStake

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Marketplace for Fans to Invest in their Favorite Players

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StartPlaying.Games

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Social online game experiences hosted by professional game hosts

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Quarterly Global

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Quarterly Global is an established leader of targeted marketing and advertising solutions.

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Titanss

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Premium Shows made by Creators

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Fabric

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Fabric is a smart new app that allows its community to build want-to lists for entertainment

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Fotobom Media

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Fotobom Media is a cutting-edge mobile platform that powers meaningful customer connections through messaging

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Creator Cash

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Creator Cash provides insights on earnings and revenue and helps creators manage their youtube channels.

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SoundRex

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SoundRex is building the next generation of sound technology.

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Schematic Labs

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Schematic Labs is a mobile technology company developing entertainment apps for Android and iOS devices.

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Lea (Live Event Assistant)

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An AI concierge that helps live event fans discover events and purchase tickets via text messaging

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Pressful

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A simple way to showcase your brand, start up, or announce your news with a journalist video interview.

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Senzari

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Senzari develops data and intelligence solutions for the media and entertainment industry.

Seven Seas Music

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Seven Seas Music is an international music discovery & licensing company.

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Wear Your Voice

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Wear Your Voice is a digital magazine for women that covers news on issues such as LGBTQI rights, race, gender and body politics, and more.

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MyAnimeList

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MyAnimeList a social network that allows anime and manga fans to organize, discuss and discover videos.

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Rotten Tomatoes

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Rotten Tomatoes is a platform aggregating movie reviews from the web, and classifying good and bad reviews.

Written by Mark Smith

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