The past decade brought huge success for tech companies such as Airbnb, Postmates, Google, and Apple; but upcoming advancements in AI and cloud computing software have set the stage for the 2020s to bring even more technological growth. Advancements in technology have made it possible for businesses to take their products and services completely online, giving them massive growth potential for the coming decade. Here are a few companies to keep an eye on in 2020.
The stock market may be a traditional venue for investing money, but some want to put their money in a more stable vertical. Realty Mogul allows users to invest in real estate development for commercial and residential properties. Individuals who want to invest can choose from a variety of investment plans or come up with their own. Users have the freedom to invest as much or as little as they feel comfortable with.
With investing apps like Robinhood gaining in popularity, Realty Mogul seeks to become the aspiring real estate developer’s equivalent. The service has funded hundreds of projects and has yielded more than $100 million in returns as of April 2019.
The ever-growing number of smart devices in our lives come with an increased need for IT support. And tech startup HelloTech wants to be your one-stop shop for all of your IT support needs.
Offering real-time assistance for everything from a Nest smart doorbell system to instructions on how to mount your TV, you’ll never have to wait on hold for a customer service representative who may not even understand the product you’re calling about.
HelloTech wants to be the AAA of smart devices, and it appears to be well on its way. They have even partnered with Walmart to provide live support to customers for many products.
Thanks to HGTV and Target’s home decor section, renters and homeowners alike have access to endless resources for making their homes look beautiful. As the younger generations are purchasing homes more frequently, the tech industry (which, let’s face it, has always been geared toward them) has expanded into the home design field as well.
Houzz is an online interior design service that provides layout ideas, decor inspiration, furniture shopping, paint and decor items, and even lets users browse and contact local architects, contractors, electricians, painters, and other home professionals. This year, Houzz even used its network of home professionals to create a design trend projection map for 2020.
With low interest rates nationwide and booming housing markets, home renovations are becoming more common for new home buyers. Houzz has everything you need to turn your fixer upper or new construction into your dream home.
With offices in five cities on three different continents, browser extension Honey is gearing up to kick off the new decade with a huge increase in its business this year. This service, when added to your internet browser of choice, automatically applies coupons to your online shopping cart before you check out.
Honey can provide huge savings on everything from smartphones to books to jewelry. It even has a cash back program called Honey Gold. Once you install the extension, all it takes is the click of a button to save money or potentially qualify for free shipping on your order.
Boutique fitness classes are a great way to combine tailored workouts, social gatherings, and entertainment, but steep price tags or mandatory membership fees can stand in the way.
ClassPass is the solution to this. It offers an affordable membership for gym-goers who like to switch up their routines. Users buy a membership to ClassPass, which has personalized plans that offer a wide range of points given. Classes “cost” set numbers of points, and can be used at studios such as Barry’s Bootcamp and Pure Barre.
This new type of gym membership is perfect for frequent travelers who want to stay fit while away from home or people who have hectic schedules that keep them from sticking to more traditional memberships. Any unused points can roll over to the next month and can be used to attend more classes. With city offerings on four continents and the option to book a class with a friend, ClassPass is heading into 2020 with every type of athlete in mind.