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5 Hot Startups to Watch

Some highlights among the 81 companies at the Demo conference


Who will be the next hot tech company? As seen with recent IPOs — such as from Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Yelp (NYSE:YELP) — investors are getting excited about technology again. No doubt, the Facebook IPO will be a huge boost. Just look at the media attention with the company’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram.

So, lots of startups want to get a piece of the action. In fact, 81 companies came to pitch their deals at the Demo conference this week.

According to VentureBeat, here are the standouts:

TourWrist: This provides 3D tours on your Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. And yes, you can link these to your Facebook profile.

ZBoard: This is an electric, weight-sensing skateboard (with Bluetooth-enabled speakers so you can listen to your smartphone).

Voxeet: A mobile app to deliver better conference calling.

VisApp: An app to virtually renovate or landscape your home.

Jumala: This allows people to create their own 3D games, without having to be a software engineer.

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