Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest startups are reaching their 10th anniversary as private companies. Their ability to attract funding, and dominate news cycles, means smaller companies doing creative things in their industries are easily overlooked. But the startup scene is as busy and competitive as ever.
In our latest installment of Startups to Watch, we have identified nearly a dozen firms making a mark in their industries. Our lineup includes a company challenging the market leader in laser sensors for autonomous vehicles, and one offering an alternative to crop fertilizers that contribute to pollution. It also features a company with a new spin on brick-and-mortar shopping, and one that wants to remake web infrastructure using blockchain.