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3 Startups To Watch Out For In 2018

According to the latest statistics released by the Small Business Administration, there are just under 29 million small businesses in the United States that employ more than 56.8% of the workforce. Those are impressive statistics when you stop to consider small businesses account for approximately 99.7% of all businesses in the United States.

With figures like those, you can see why startups are so important to our future economic stability and growth, and this is why startups are closely monitored. With more than half a million new businesses starting each year, investors watch startups closely and invest their funds based on how they project future growth of those startups.

If you are interested in startups to watch out for in 2018, here are three that should interest you.

1. BRAVA Investment Launches Stealth Female Project.

Fertility is a major issue and so Stealth Female Project is a startup that advertises innovative approaches to women’s fertility issues. Located in the USA and with a female CEO, Nathalie Molina Nino, this is one that Forbes is suggesting investors watch. It isn’t yet clear exactly clear what the focus of this startup will be in terms of fertility issues, but Forbes found something interesting so that is why investors should probably do some deeper digging to see why this illustrious group gives it a thumbs up.

2. XpertDox Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

With the rising cost of healthcare and so many inexplicable diseases and conditions striking the US on any given day, most consumers are simply at a loss as to how to find affordable treatment in their area of the nation. Not only are they looking for healthcare they can afford, with or without insurance, they are looking for information on diseases, which isn’t always easy to find. XpertDox is an innovative new search engine that puts American consumers in touch with everything and anything they need to know about healthcare, from finding providers to seeking information on some health-related issues that remain obscure. This is one startup to watch, especially in these times when the new POTUS is working diligently to overhaul our broken and totally unaffordable healthcare system.

3. Modern Fertility.

Here, we have another fertility-related startup, with two innovative entrepreneurs, both women, operating out of Silicon Valley in California. They have found a way to put technology to work in home diagnostics. They have devised a test which can be conducted from the privacy and convenience of your own home. Within the first month of doing business last year, these women brought in $70,000, and that number continues to grow, month by month. Once the problem is diagnosed with a little help from technology and the USPS snail mail, women can go armed to a doctor they find on XpertDox to seek fertility treatments based on what they know. They can also use XpertDox to research some of the findings those tests revealed.

In the final analysis, it appears as though anything related to healthcare is going to meet with a significant amount of interest from investors. These three examples of startups to watch out for in 2018 indicate that Americans are tired of approaching health care in the same old way. It didn’t work before, it doesn’t work now. These startups are empowering people to take healthcare back into their own hands, and for that reason alone, empowerment, they are startups to watch.


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