Best startups this year?

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I’m prepping a post about the best tech startups this year. I’ll be dividing it into three categories: UK, Irish and European (as in, continental Europe). The idea is to look at both web and mobile startups which are doing interesting things.

As part of my research I thought I’d ask TechCrunch UK readers for your thoughts. Obviously I’m sure you’ll agree that YOUR startup was quite simply the coolest this year, but it would be more useful (and less sucky) if you suggested a company other than your own…

Ok, let’s hear it. Comments are welcome below.

  • http://www.gigpay.com Joe

    I thought, iDesktop.tv was probably the best (UK) and coolest in terms of functionality and innovation.

    But then again I’d normally consider other things when thinking of best all round, and most crucial of all is income. I can’t yet see how money is going to be made off iDesktop. They might get some VC, but I don’t consider that income.

  • http://www.skimbit.com Alicia Navarro

    Under the European category I would nominate Zemanta… they are a great group of guys and I like their product, its something I would be excited to use.

    Under the UK category I would nominate Flexiscale. They have incredibly attentive and knowledgeable account staff, and the concept is just what I wanted as a startup!

  • http://blog.roam4free.ie/ pat phelan

    I really like what Voicesage are doing in Ireland closely followed by touristR and LouderVoice Mike

  • http://iphonews.com Chris

    For me it’s Trusted Places!

  • http://www.twidox.com Nicholas

    In the UK, it has to be lastfm.com (if they started in 2007), on the European front, I would say http://www.talicious.com and http://www.zattoo.com

  • http://www.iforgothemilk.com William Tildesley

    oh come on, it’s gotta be dopplr.com :)

  • http://www.zebtab.com Rob Eberstein

    A couple of suggestions from me: http://www.blurb.com, http://www.mymuesli.com (what a great concept!). I’ve also heard great things about TechEnlightenment and New Bamboo. Bring on 2008!

  • Raza

    thought http://www.autoquake.com is cool …

  • http://www.loudervoice.com Conor O'Neill

    Touristr, Pix.ie and Swarmteams are my faves in Ireland and Northern Ireland at the minute.

  • http://www.dial2do.com Ivan

    Putplace.com is my fave. Huge opportunity, fantastic team.

  • Chris

    For Europe, I would certainly nominate aka-aki, a mobile social network based on Bluetooth. It is based in Berlin and, for the moment, only available in German (still in private beta). While the idea is not *really* new, they offer a fresh and well elaborated approach to the topic. To my mind, the team has very good chances to make it a success. btw, it has already been covered by Techcrunch.com a couple of times:
    http://www.techcrunch.com/tag/aka-aki/

    Check it out at
    http://www.aka-aki.com

  • Simon

    I’m going for Rememble.com!

    I’ve got tonnes of digital memories scattered across email accounts, mobile phones and various websites. Now I can bring them altogether on one timeline. Their design looks great too.

  • http://www.mylondondog.com Xavier Jones

    I liked mylondondog.com…a social networking site for dog owners in London (disclosure…I know these guys) also asmallworld.net is still going strong

  • http://www.monsterdare.com Mike Oxley

    My votes (assuming I get two) would be for zebtab.com and vzaar. Zebtab push me great content and vzaar help me sell stuff on ebay. Both uk startups doing interesting things.

  • http://nubiq.wordpress.com/ Grace

    Nubiq.com for a mobile web startup in Ireland!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leandro_Garcia/1681804189 Leandro Garcia

    Good

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