I have been practicing predicating start-ups for a while and I tend to be horribly wrong. But I think I might be getting better and better over time. Two companies I liked a lot both raised a significant amount of money recently.
One is Memoto, which changes its name to Narrative. You can visit them here: http://getnarrative.com/. They raised $3M in a round led by San Francisco-based True Ventures.
The other is Loom, which recently raised $1.4M seed. http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/04/icloud-alternative-loom-raises-1-4-million-seed-round/
Next on my list:
– Cotap.com. If they pivoted well, they have the opportunity to become the next Yammer.