7 Startups impresionantes que conocimos en SLUSH 2019

y creemos que tú también deberías conocer

I don’t think we’re holding the record yet (damn you local Finnish startups!), but this year we visited SLUSH in Helsinki for the fifth consecutive time.

That’s right: the fifth time fighting the cold, and of course the slush ❄️, to attend one of the biggest yet most underground startup events of the year.

We don’t go to SLUSH for the fancy banners at the entrance, although we admit they make for some great pictures. 😍

Sí, esos tipos duros éramos nosotros. Y quizás tú también.

La razón principal por la que vamos a SLUSH es el networking. Y no tiene comparación.

It’s the combination of:

  • 25,000 people attending 🤯
  • una plataforma de emparejamiento que le permite filtrar ordenadamente a los asistentes
  • and then book efficient 30 minute meetings at one of the 330 meeting tables (or a meeting point if those are full, which we don’t recommend as it brings you back to the stress you’d have at most other events)

Mind-boggling possibilities. 😵

¿A quién conocimos?

En resumen: un montón de gente interesante, desde startups, pasando por fondos de capital riesgo, hasta agencias.

For this list we’re focusing on startups that are making a “dent in the universe”, which we enjoyed meeting and we think you should too.

Here we go! 😁


Beamer – beam important updates to your users

So you have a software company and you’re building a lot of cool new features for your users.

You’re emailing them about it and writing about it on your blog… and then you find out that they don’t know about this, because it’s very hard to get their attention while they’re doing something else.

Why not communicate your feature updates (and other important updates) from your software product? 😏 That’s what Beamer facilitates.

Beamer puede integrarse perfectamente en su aplicación. Y si a los usuarios les gusta tener un poco más de espacio para leer, pueden cambiar al sitio web independiente.

It allows you to target the right users, send notifications, gather feedback, … and of course integrate with the rest of your tool stack.

¿Quiere acercarse más a sus clientes?

Pruébalos. 🙌


Cumul.io – integrate dashboards in your SaaS

You’re still that girl or guy with the software company?

Chances exist that you have some interesting data in your software and users want to visualize it. But building dashboards is a bit too much of a hassle to fit into your feature roadmap.

Meet Cumul.io, the easiest way to add dashboards to your SaaS app. 😌

El mensaje es sencillo:

🎵 If you need dashboards, in your SaaS app. Who you gonna call? Cumul.io!🎵

We hope they give us some big discount for this free promotion. 😉


Typegenie – autocomplete for Zendesk

Una de las novedades más interesantes de Gmail en el último año: la función de autocompletar, también conocida como Smart Compose.

It’s like it knows what you want to type… and it makes emailing so much quicker.

Now imagine you’re supporting customers and typing the same things over and over again. Wouldn’t you wish you had something similar at your disposal? 🧐

If you’re supporting customers using Zendesk, then you’re in luck: Typegenie brings autocomplete to Zendesk tickets.

Así es como se ve:

¿Quieres esto? Echa un vistazo a Typegenie.


Chatvisor – get eye to eye with your customers

Hoy en día se hacen muchos negocios por Internet.

It brings a lot of increased efficiency, but also makes business way less personal. You can’t easily see your customers eye to eye anymore. 👀

Or can you…

Chatvisor le ofrece un conjunto de herramientas que le ayudan a ver lo que ve su cliente y a realizar una videollamada con él de forma superfácil (esto último es algo parecido a lo que hacen nuestros amigos y clientes de Crankwheel).

You can co-browse, chat live, do webcalls, … but also see what your customers see when they’re not talking with you with session recordings and heatmaps.

Want to get more personal again? You know what to do. 👈


Al Bicchiere – this dispenser makes your wine last longer

Enough about software tools for software companies. 🙃

Who loves a good glass of wine? 🍷

And who doesn’t like to throw a bottle away because it’s been open too long?

Those problems are over with Al Bicchiere’s smart – and fancy looking – wine dispenser.

Puede conservar el vino hasta 8 veces más tiempo, es decir, hasta unos 6 meses desde la fecha de apertura.

And… you can control it with your Google Home or Alexa. 🤯 It’s not on Kickstarter yet, but I’m already a big fan.

If you’re reading this, guys, I’m happy to be a beta tester. 😍


Phenium – keep an eye on food safety

Mi mujer enfermó la semana pasada por comer una ensalada de queso de cabra.

She didn’t eat it in some scruffy restaurant. But still, she got sick.

Food safety isn’t easy. Enter Phenium.

Their software makes it much easier to keep track of all the ingredients and whether they’re still safe to eat.

No need to guess anymore. Phenium keeps an eye on it for you. 👀


Startup S̩samo Рbetter networking at tech events

SLUSH is great to meet people, but I’m sure we still missed out on a lot of opportunities to connect. We even randomly met some friends we didn’t know were there. 😬

Asistir a un evento cuesta dinero, y hay que maximizar su ROI.

Startup Sesame (uno de nuestros clientes satisfechos) se encarga de ello.

They’ll soon be launching an app that makes making the right connections at conferences much easier.

Not much has been revealed yet, but do make sure to keep an eye on them. 👈


Bonus: los organizadores de otros 5 eventos: 4YFN, La próxima web, HowToWeb, SaaStock y Cuidado con el producto

As ironic as it may seem, we met the organizers of 5 different events at SLUSH… but not the organizers of SLUSH themselves. 😏

Here’s who we did meet:

  • 4YFN (Barcelona, España): la plataforma de startups del Mobile World Congress
  • La próxima web (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): the magazine’s yearly tech festival
  • HowToWeb (Bucarest, Rumanía): la principal conferencia sobre productos de la región CEE
  • SaaStock (Dublín, Irlanda): la mejor conferencia de Europa para empresas SaaS
  • Cuidado con el producto (en todo el mundo): conferencias y comunidades de productos líderes en (casi) todos los continentes.

Mark those in your calendar if you haven’t yet! 🗓️

And if you want to visit some more events in 2020, bookmark this article on the top conferences for startups. We’re giving it an update as we speak, so it’ll soon be ready for the new year!


¿Conociste alguna otra startup impresionante en SLUSH, o quizás otro evento reciente?

Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear who you were excited to meet. 🤩

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