HQ: New York
CEO: Moshiko Hogeg
New Funding: $22 million
Backers: Kenges Rakishev, Leonardo DiCaprio, others
As startups go, Mobli is hipper than hip: a photo-sharing service its founders describe as a "real-time visual media platform." The company is building a visual platform where users can search and organize timely images on just about anything. Celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and other folks with deep pockets like the Kazakhstani investor Kenges Rakishev have all funded the company, which competes with Instagram and other well-known media sharing services.