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The Best New Startups of 2012

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List Criteria: New startup companies that were launched in 2012

What are the best new startups of 2012? Each year, a slew of new startup companies pop up. It isn't easy to be successful in such a competitive environment, but with hard work, a great idea and a little luck, and the right financial planning, some startups manage to not only break even in their first year but actually do really well. That's what this list is all about: It's the best startups that came up in 2012, prospering and growing and, in some cases, really making a difference in how we do things. See your favorite startup listed here? Vote it up. And, if you know of a particularly awesome new 2012 startup company that isn't listed, by all means, add it.

Some of the most successful companies in the world began as startups. Examples, you say? How about Facebook, Twitter and one of the best new startups of 2011, Pinterest? In each case, the company's founders saw a need for something, filled the void, and became huge sensations in the tech world. For some, the process was a long one. Others, however, rocketed to startup stardom virtually overnight. Make no mistake, however, in thinking that it was all luck. Hardly. It was for most, blood, sweat and tears, involving countless hours of work and lots of sleepless nights.

Behold, this list of the best new startup companies of 2012. Don't forget to cast your votes, and please do add anyone that's missing!
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    UpWorthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    UpWorthy

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    Paper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Paper

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    Glossi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Glossi

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    Highlight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Highlight

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    MoviePass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    MoviePass

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    Medium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Medium

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    SmartThings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    SmartThings

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    Wittlebee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Wittlebee

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    Chromatik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Chromatik

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    Urban Compass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Urban Compass

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    Ouya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Ouya

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    Sherpaa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Sherpaa

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    Hukkster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

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    Hukkster

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    Brewster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Brewster

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    42Floors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    42Floors

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    RebelMouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    RebelMouse

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    Gumroad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Gumroad

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    Pebble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Pebble

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    Clever is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Clever

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    Branch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Branch

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    uBeam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    uBeam

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    Clear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Clear

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    Circa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Circa

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    Paystik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012

    Paystik

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