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The Best New Startups of 2012  

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List Rules 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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Medium is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Medium
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SmartThings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
SmartThings
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MoviePass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
MoviePass
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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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Sherpaa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Sherpaa
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Ouya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Ouya
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Hukkster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Trent Walker added 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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Branch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Branch
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Clever is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Clever
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uBeam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
uBeam
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Circa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Circa
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Clear is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Clear
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Paystik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Startups of 2012
Paystik