Best of Bootstrapped Top 2020

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Last updated:
July 21, 2021

2020 was a chaotic year - politically, economically, socially. For this reason, SourceScrub is overjoyed to announce the Top 2020 Overall Best of Bootstrapped winners. These are privately-held companies who overcame the challenges of 2020 to ultimately prosper. The winners were derived by looking at a combination of bootstrapped company growth signals including employee, job posting, marketing, web, and investor signals.

This year, 6 of the top 10 are healthcare-related companies.  Clearly in the last year, our world was dealing with how to deliver care more efficiently and effectively.  Experts have commented that the healthcare industry has matured by 10 years in just 10 months as medical providers rushed to provide telemedicine services and the vaccine creation was streamlined. In our Best of Bootstrap for 2020, we see companies like ShiftKey and Medely which help match labor with facilities in need of health care staff.  Doxy and DearDoc also highlight the advancement of many practices in using technology to enable them to run and manage their practices more effectively.

In relation to Software, moving to mobile and subscriptions were both common trends.  Lower allows consumers to shop and secure mortgages from their mobile device.  Metal Pay allows users to transact with cryptocurrencies from their phone.  Doxy is providing a mobile platform for doctors and patients to conducted telemedicine. Similarly, as subscriptions become ever more popular, Recharge has risen to the top of our 2020 list.  

Of note, while the coasts have traditionally seen the lion's share of venture capital, this year's Top 10 demonstrate the geographic diversity of firms.  7 out of the Top 10 are outside of the Bay Area and NYC

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The Top 2020 Companies Overview

ReCharge, Inc.

ReCharge, Inc. is the leading platform to launch and scale client's subscription business that empowers stores in making payments easy. The company helps to grow the world economy, and create prosperity for all. It makes it easy for people to sell subscription products online and create an amazing remote-first culture.

DearDoc, Inc.

DearDoc, Inc. is building a platform that allows doctors to run the business side of the practice better. It created a series of different products that allow the doctor to sit-back, relax, and focus on the patients and  working 24/7 in the background to ensure that the practice is running smoothly, efficiently and most importantly: growing with new patients., LLC, LLC operates an online platform that allows doctors to visits patient online through video calls. It offers telemedicine solution for patients reducing health care costs. The company develops mobile application for Android and iOS users.


Lower is a fintech startup using machine learning to make smart loan recommendations while helping consumers buy and refinance its is an app that lowers rates, lower payments and better recommendations through technology.

Medely, Inc.

Medely, Inc. offers an on-demand technology platform helping Nurse Professionals find, schedule and get paid for Nursing jobs. The company's products allow healthcare facilities to be more reliable, flexible, and scalable by accessing trusted medical professionals on-demand.

Metal Pay

Metal Pay offers a blockchain-based payment processing platform, which introduces cryptocurrency to the mass-market level by combining participation incentives with a clean, user-friendly interface unseen in cryptocurrencies. It gives consumers a rewarded up to 5% using the native METAL (MTL) token.

NEXA Mortgage, LLC

NEXA Mortgage, LLC is a full-service mortgage broker. The company offers every loan product known and have the ability to shop all loans for the best possible option for any consumer on a single visit. It also offer a wide range of refinancing options.

ShiftKey, LLC

ShiftKey, LLC is the first scheduling and credential management platform designed to combat the national healthcare shortage by directly connecting healthcare professionals with top-tier facilities. Its healthcare facilities now have access to a platform that combines both scheduling and credential monitoring.

Thrive Health

Thrive Health is a software company that improves the delivery of healthcare in Canada and around the world. The company helps patients and physicians to reduce the time to get to a diagnosis, allowing physicians to spend time on what matters. It also supports people through the ongoing health journeys and lives in general.

Vero Biotech, LLC

Vero Biotech, LLC is an emerging biotechnology company. It focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of next generation inhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) delivery systems to address unmet medical needs of patients with cardiopulmonary conditions.

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