50 Startup Websites for Design Inspiration

Whenever I’m looking for design inspiration, i always end up on startup websites. They are, in my opinion, the best of the best in terms of what you can see online. And this, for one simple reason. The performance of a startup, online, directly correlates to how well designed their website is. This is why startup websites act as a great guide for me in my design process.

I think there is no better inspiration.

Below are 50 of the best startup site designs that i have seen out there, for your inspiration.

If you have any more, then let me know in the comments!

Enjoy.

StatusBoard

StatusBoard

This startup makes it easier to have an overview of your projects with a beautiful and easy interface.

Fundable

Fundable

Fundable is a crowdfunding startup based on rewards and equity.

A Small Orange

A Small Orange

A Small Orange provides web hosting to users in an innovatively small local business type of way.

TripLingo

TripLingo

With its hugely innovative app, TripLingo makes it super easy to learn a local language when you’re abroad.

Woothemes

Woothemes

Woothemes provides custom wordpress themes for all types of web publishers. Including both ecommerce stores and blogs.

Referly

Referly

Referly is a pinterest like site, where users earn more for referring items.

NotAnotherBill

NotAnotherBill

Not another bill is a unique startup out of the UK that sends interesting mails to users around the country. The mails include interesting gifts, such as a unique sundial or a vintage compass.

StrawberryJam

StrawberryJam

Strawberry Jam, compresses the messages of your friends on social media networks online, making it easier for you to digest all of the information floating around.

Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo enables you to learn a language for free, by helping to translate the web.

DaKick

DaKick

Dakick provides personalized event recommendations to users in the US and Turkey, by the users interests and location.

Folyo

Folyo

Folyo is a small community consisting of some of the best hand picked designers. To allow clients to come in and better find right people for them.Â

Arounded

Arounded

Probably my favorite site of the bunch. Arounded hopes to become the ‘Air B’n'B For Cars’. By allowing people to rent their vehicles to others.

BranchOut

BranchOut

Branchout allows users and employers to network better by leveraging their facebook graph.

AppTopia

AppTopia

Apptopia is a marketplace for buying and selling iphone apps.

Lujure

Lujure provides social marketing solutions for small businesses.

Fancy

Lujure

The Fancy is an interesting, Pinterest like site, that seems more geared towards men. As opposed to Pinterest’s more feminine orientation.Â

Branch

Branch

Branch is an ambitious startup that aims to make discussion online better.

JamPlay

JamPlay

Jamplay makes learning to play guitar easier, by providing very good and very detailed Guitar Videos.

PawnGo

PawnGo

This site allows you to borrow money, using your jewelry items as leverage.

Naturally Cool Kids

Naturally Cool Kids

This startup creates natural cosmetics that are more ethical and contain no chemicals.

SpyderLink

SpyderLink

This site has tech behing it that transforms your logo into an interactive tool. This is then used to improve your marketing efforts by leveraging the technology to open up new lines of communication with customers.

SecretEscapes

SecretEscapes

This startup offers exclusive deals for hotel rooms at ‘member-only’ prices.

Joulies

Joulies

These guys make a simple metallic coffee bean that you can pop into your coffee to cool the temperature down to a good level, without having to wait an age.

ValueMyStuff

ValueMyStuff

ValueMyStuff acts an online Sotheby’s auction expert. They allow users to evaluate their antique items so they know what its worth before they put it up for auction.

ParcelGenie

ParcelGenie

A UK based startup, ParcelGenie, allows users to easily send their friends and family gifts via their online service.

HappyTables

HappyTables

HappyTables provides a simple way for restaurants to create websites online. With an easy to use an intuitive interface.

InternMatch

InternMatch

This is a startup that makes it easier to find internships, by matching the best candidates with the best companies.

Mentor.im

Mentor.im

Mentor.im is and easy way to find the right mentor for you.

CageApp

CageApp

This site makes it easy to collaborate and project manage for designers and design teams.

Verbling

Verbling

Verbling makes it dead easy to learn a new language by connecting you with locals for interactive interactions online.

Visual Website Optimizer

Visual Website Optimizer

Visual Website Optimizer or VWO as it is commonly referred to as, provides a tool that allows websites to split test pages on their site.

FutureAdvisor

FutureAdvisor

This site acts as your personal financial advisor. With innovative software, it guides you towards the right investment and money management decisions.

TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit provides an easy way to get just about anything done for you. Whether thats house chores, or grabbing something from the local supermarket.

Chute

Chute

This is a startup providing software that makes it easier for brands to create media rich applications.

Foodzy

Foodzy

This startup allows people to keep track of what they eat, in a way that helps keeps them fit and healthy.

LoveDaPopcorn

LoveDaPopcorn

This is a UK company that specialises in providing innovative popcorn with unique flavors (like sweet honey and sea salt), by presenting it as a snack. They even appeared on Dragons Den.

PrintEco

PrintEco

This is a business that helps people save on printing costs and simultaneously help the environment by using innovative, useful software.

ClubDivot

ClubDivot

This app makes it easier to organize your golf and golfing activities, with a simple backend that does a lot of the hard work for you. In an easy to use interface.

WPEngine

WPEngine

WPEngine is a custom wordpress hosting company that specializes in mid-high traffic sites.

Zaarly

Zaarly

Zaarly is a startup that makes it easy to buy and sell services from the people around you.

Kik

Kik

Kik is a simple messaging platform for smartphones. It has rapidly risen with popularity. With recent numbers boasting 19 million users.

Bundlr

Bundlr

This startup makes it super easy to share content with people by putting it into what they call, ‘bundles’.

TwitSpark

TwitSpark

TwitSpark allows businesses to better engage with all of their customers on social media. Their software is geared towards offering a better social media management solution, for better customer service overall.

Labbler

Labbler

Lobbler easily connects artists, managers and other music industry professionals to one another and also provides tools for them.

Lore

Lore

Lore, with its innovative platform and user experience. Bring the education experience online.

SimplyMeasured

SimplyMeasured

These guys provide social media analytics and tools to improve social media marketing.

Freshii

Freshii

Freshii operates a number fresh ‘fast food’ outlets, they also allow for online ordering of food.

RecycleBank

RecycleBank

Recycle Bank allows users to collect rewards by recycling their stuff in return for them.Â

Farmigo

Farmigo

Farmigo allows people to join small farming communites online. Where they can buy and sell whole foods and fresh food produce directly from source.

GetAround

GetAround

While previously mentioned startup, ‘Arounded’, would one day like to become the air b’n'b of cars, GetAround already is. Allowing to rent cars from people who are nearby in a safe and convenient way.

MixPanel

MixPanel

Mixpanel provides a super advanced analytics platform that is very modular and allows users to get very deep into what is making their website tick, as well as what is happening on it.

Positionly

Positionly

Positionly makes it dead easy to track your ranking in google. With an easy to use, uncluttered interface, it allows you to see how much you are moving up and/or down the search engines. Allowing you to improve your ranking.

About the Author:

Tapha is the founder of MyAppTemplates.com, a site that provides custom iphone app templates to people who cannot afford to spend $1,000′s on their iphone app design.

Published October 3rd, 2012 by

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  • Amanda, October 4, 2012

    Nice collection.
    Another great new startup website is http://www.picatic.com

  • Pixel Creative, October 5, 2012

    Superb Collection

  • Ashley K. Edwards, October 10, 2012

    Great list. I really wanted to check out StrawberryJam.com but apparently their site is under construction.