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Learn Why Investors are Closely Watching These 20 Companies Investors and incubators share the most brilliant companies that have caught their attention this year.

By Entrepreneur Staff

This story appears in the June 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Mario Wagner

What are investors most excited about? Entrepreneurs want to know, so... we asked them! We surveyed the VC and incubator community, requesting the most brilliant companies that have caught their attention this year (but that they have no connection to). The response was big -- and notably varied. As part of our 100 Brilliant Companies list, we whittled their responses down to 20 companies that seem most poised for lasting success.

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The following companies were nominated by at least one of the following: BBG Ventures, Chobani Incubator, The Company Lab, Felix Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Good Growth Capital, Greylock Partners, Hello Alice, Hood Incubator, ICONYC Labs, Innovate Birmingham, Rise of the Rest, Lean Startup Co., Loud Capital, Muse Capital, NCT Ventures, RetailXelerator, Upfront Ventures and Wake County Economic Development.

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