Startups of 2014

Here at Beta List we like to look forward so instead of giving you a review of last year’s startups we’re bringing you a preview of what we think will be some of next year’s hottest internet startups.

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Exposure was created for photographers who want a more meaningful and effortless way to publish their work — in the context of a narrative, instead of a feed or single photo on a permalink page. We help you tell a great story, while putting your photography front and center. View Startup

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Front is the first collaborative inbox for businesses. Work as a team on your company inboxes thanks to comments, assignments, notifications, activity feed and more. No more dirty bcc’s or unanswered emails on your support@, contact@, hello@, jobs@ addresses. View Startup

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Peak is the automated way to keep track of what everyone is working on. There’s nothing to input, upload, or type out. Simply connect the services you already work with and Peak does the rest. No more interruptions. View Startup

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August is where the world’s most talented artists are discovered and experienced by the world. A place where they can forge meaningful relationships that amplify their media, build their community, and ultimately, grant them the social and financial freedom to ceaselessly create. View Startup

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Prss is the world’s most beautiful tool to create your own magazines on iPad. Prss will be free for everyone, so sign up today. View Startup

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Snippit is a social music app that redefines the concept of expressing yourself with your favorite music. Create precise, 4-10 second clips from any song in your music library, attach to a photo, and share with friends. Is there a certain verse that would fit perfectly with a recent photo? Seamlessly snip the verse at the exact location in the song, attach it to the picture, and let others experience the moment with the right music that defines it. View Startup

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ZenHub enhances every GitHub workflow with features built specifically for startups, fast-moving engineering teams, and the open-source community. The product is a browser extension that injects advanced functionality including customizable kanban-like boards, file uploads, and more, seamlessly into the GitHub interface. ZenHub allows you to centralize all processes into GitHub, keeping your team lean and agile. View Startup

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snapCard is building a single-click check out for the internet. Registered users can connect their Coinbase wallet and shop on any website with their shopping bookmarket. View Startup

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Shutter is a photo publishing platform with a focus on quality and meaningful photographs. Discover the world’s most interesting images and publish your very best work without having to compete with ads or snapshots of kittens. View Startup

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Range helps you improve your time utilization. Instantly see: When can we start? Are we good for the next month? Is anyone overbooked? – Your team’s time is priceless. Take better care of it. View Startup

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HelloHired is a new platform that enables progressive startups to easily and affordably showcase their jobs. For only $14 a month, companies can create customized profile pages and post an unlimited number of jobs. In addition to that, HelloHired also has built in analytics, collaboration, and application management so companies can not only monitor success but also review, organize, and respond to new candidates without ever cluttering their inbox. View Startup

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Promo is a powerful promotion creation and management application that generates new business and encourages customer retention. The easiest way to promote a product, property, service or event. Use Promo to manage all aspects of your promotion from creation, customer support, payments, and fulfillment. View Startup

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Updatey is focused on helping you submit project updates and visualize them in a way your team, clients, investors or just about anybody can understand. Updatey also helps you stay close to the action by notifying you whenever something happens; but if that’s too much ‘noise’, simply tell Updatey to only bother you when a specific milestone is reached. View Startup

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trak.io is an analytics platform allowing startups to track the metrics that actually matter. Looking at acquisition, activation, retention, revenue and referrals allows a startup to grow effectively by applying Lean Analytics and Lean Startup principles. View Startup

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Snapwire is a platform where talented mobile photographers shoot custom images for people around the world. Simply post an image request, and top mobile photographers respond by competing creatively to submit their best photos. Buyers get unique images that match their vision, and the winning photographers get paid. View Startup

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Shyp is the fastest and easiest way to send your packages anywhere in the United States. We let you schedule a driver who comes to your house & pick up the raw items. We then professionally pack them and send them using the best carrier. View Startup

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Scholica lets schools and organizations start their own e-learning platform in just a few clicks. It’s easy to use and we host, update and monitor the platform so users can just focus on using it. View Startup

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SHADOW is a mobile application that helps you remember and record your dreams. SHADOW uses an escalating alarm that gradually transitions you from sleeping to waking and is ready to record when you turn off the alarm. View Startup

Which startups are you looking forward to beta test in 2014?