Watch List: Startups

The Watch List is a department in which we identify potentially viral products, services and companies emanating from the Wharton community. In this case, we continue our list of 2014 Wharton Startups to Watch.

 

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Muchness

 

 

With Jenny Chou, WG’11, at the helm as CEO, the online designerbrand shopping platform already had 100,000+ users signed up before beta release in December.

 

 

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Firefly

 

 

Patrick Leahy, W’13; Justin Meltzer, W’12; and the College’s Dan Shipper proved the mettle of dorm-room entrepreneurs everywhere with their “cobrowsing” startup.

 

 

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Skillbridge

 

Another team backed by First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, Brett Lewis and Raj Jeyakumar (both WG’13) are building a new marketplace for high-end professional freelancers.

 

 

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Lawdingo

 

 

 

Small legal firms and solo attorneys have trouble finding new clients, and vice versa. Enter Lawdingo and Nikhil Nirmel, W’08.

 

 

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AdhereTech

 

 

 

The smart pill bottle from AdhereTech and founder Josh Stein, WG’12, has shown promise enough to score financing, awards and testing from Walter Reed, Weill Cornell and more.

 

 

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Recurly

 

 

 

B2B startups may not have B2C glamour. That might help to explain why it’s taken us 3.5 years to find Recurly, a billingas- a-service firm co-founded by Dan Burkhart, W’91.

 

 

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RoundingWell

 

 

 

Co-founder John Smithwick, WG’01, calls RoundingWell the “antitelemedicine” approach to connecting patients with their clinician teams.

 

 

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Neverware

 

Jonathan Hefter, W’09, and IT services provider Neverware already have a bigger footprint among their target market—cash-strapped schools— than all competition combined.

 

 

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RightCare Solutions

 

 

 

Led by Eric Heil, WG’12, and Penn School of Nursing Professor Kathy Bowles, this Business Plan Competition-winning firm now has research to back up its technology.

 

 

Editor’s note: Know of a new product, service, company or person for the next Watch List? Tell us: magazine@wharton.upenn.edu.

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