Industries in Crunchbase

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Sophie Chitsaz
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*Previously known as Category Groups and Categories.

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Industries

Administrative Services
Companies that are primarily engaged in providing a range of day-to-day office administrative services, such as financial planning; billing and record keeping; and physical distribution and logistics, for others on a contract or fee basis.
Archiving Service, Call Center, Collection Agency, College Recruiting, Courier Service, Debt Collections, Delivery, Document Preparation, Employee Benefits, Extermination Service, Facilities Support Services, Housekeeping Service, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Office Administration, Packaging Services, Physical Security, Project Management, Staffing Agency, Trade Shows, Virtual Workforce
Advertising
Companies that create and manage the connection between companies, products, and consumers, translating their clients' messages into effective campaigns.
Ad Exchange, Ad Network, Ad Retargeting, Ad Server, Ad Targeting, Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Affiliate Marketing, Local Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Native Advertising, Outdoor Advertising, SEM, Social Media Advertising, Video Advertising
Agriculture and Farming
Companies that encompass all aspects of food production.
Agriculture, AgTech, Animal Feed, Aquaculture, Equestrian, Farming, Forestry, Horticulture, Hydroponics, Livestock
Apps
Companies that build applications.
App Discovery, Apps, Consumer Applications, Enterprise Applications, Mobile Apps, Reading Apps, Web Apps
Artificial Intelligence
Companies that concern themselves with the simulation of human intelligence in machines.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generative AI, Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Predictive Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Biotechnology
The broad area of biology involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use.
Bioinformatics, Biometrics, Biopharma, Biotechnology, Genetics, Life Science, Neuroscience, Quantified Self
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Companies that relate to decentralized digital currencies or the ledgers on which decentralized financial transactions are recorded.
Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Ethereum, Non-Fungible Token (NFT), Smart Contracts, Web3
Clothing and Apparel
Companies that design and sell clothing, footwear, and accessories.
Apparel, Fashion, Laundry and Dry-cleaning, Lingerie, Shoes
Commerce and Shopping
Companies involved in the buying and selling of goods by consumers and/or businesses.
Auctions, Classifieds, Collectibles, Consumer Reviews, Coupons, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Flash Sale, Gift, Gift Card, Gift Exchange, Gift Registry, Group Buying, Local Shopping, Made to Order, Marketplace, Office Supplies, Online Auctions, Personalization, Point of Sale, Price Comparison, Rental, Retail, Retail Technology, Secondhand Goods, Shopping, Shopping Mall, Social Shopping, Sporting Goods, Vending and Concessions, Virtual Goods, Wholesale
Community and Lifestyle
Companies that are set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.
Adult, Baby, Cannabis, Children, Communities, Dating, Elderly, Family, Funerals, Humanitarian, Leisure, LGBT, Lifestyle, Men's, Online Forums, Parenting, Pet, Private Social Networking, Professional Networking, Q&A, Religion, Retirement, Sex Industry, Sex Tech, Social, Social Entrepreneurship, Teenagers, Virtual World, Wedding, Women's, Young Adults
Consumer Electronics
Companies that produce electronic equipment intended for everyday use, typically in private homes.
Computer, Consumer Electronics, Drones, Electronics, Google Glass, Mobile Devices, Nintendo, Playstation, Roku, Smart Home, Wearables, Windows Phone, Xbox
Consumer Goods
Companies that relate to items purchased by individuals and households rather than by manufacturers and industries.
Beauty, Card and Board Games, Cleaning Products, Comics, Consumer Goods, Cosmetics, DIY, Drones, Eyewear, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Flowers, Furniture, Green Consumer Goods, Handmade, Home Appliances, Jewelry, Lingerie, Personal Care and Hygiene, Shoes, Tobacco, Toys
Content and Publishing
Companies that are involved in the creation of and distribution of content.
Blogging Platforms, Books, Content Delivery Network, Content Discovery, Content Syndication, Copywriting, Creative Agency, DRM, EBooks, Journalism, News, Photo Editing, Photo Sharing, Photography, Printing, Publishing, Social Bookmarking, Video Editing, Video Streaming
Data and Analytics
Companies that analyze raw data in order to make conclusions about that information.
A/B Testing, Analytics, Application Performance Management, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Bioinformatics, Biometrics, Business Intelligence, Consumer Research, Data Collection and Labeling, Data Governance, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Database, Facial Recognition, Geospatial, Image Recognition, Intelligent Systems, Location Based Services, Machine Learning, Market Research, Natural Language Processing, Predictive Analytics, Product Research, Quantified Self, Speech Recognition, Test and Measurement, Text Analytics, Usability Testing
Design
Companies that influence the experience a user has with all of a company's touch points.
CAD, Consumer Research, Data Visualization, Fashion, Graphic Design, Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Market Research, Mechanical Design, Product Design, Product Research, Usability Testing, UX Design, Web Design
Education
Companies that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects.
Alumni, Charter Schools, College Recruiting, Continuing Education, Corporate Training, E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Edutainment, Higher Education, Language Learning, MOOC, Music Education, Personal Development, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Skill Assessment, Special Education, STEM Education, Textbook, Training, Tutoring, Vocational Education
Energy
Companies who concern themselves with researching and creating new forms of energy.
Battery, Biofuel, Biomass Energy, Clean Energy, Electrical Distribution, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Energy Storage, Fossil Fuels, Fuel, Fuel Cell, Geothermal Energy, Hydroelectric, Oil and Gas, Power Grid, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind Energy
Events
Companies that have experience in the intricacies and creativity of throwing a memorable and rewarding corporate or social event.
Concerts, Event Management, Event Promotion, Events, Nightclubs, Nightlife, Reservations, Ticketing, Wedding
Financial Services
Companies that provide a broad range of businesses that manage money.
Accounting, Angel Investment, Asset Management, Auto Insurance, Banking, Bitcoin, Bookkeeping and Payroll, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, Credit, Credit Bureau, Credit Cards, Crowdfunding, Cryptocurrency, Debit Cards, Debt Collections, Finance, Financial Exchanges, Financial Services, FinTech, Foreign Exchange Trading, Fraud Detection, Funding Platform, Gift Card, Health Insurance, Hedge Funds, Impact Investing, Incubators, Insurance, InsurTech, Leasing, Lending, Life Insurance, Micro Lending, Mobile Payments, Payments, Personal Finance, Prediction Markets, Prepaid Cards, Property Insurance, Real Estate Investment, Stock Exchanges, Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, Trading Platform, Transaction Processing, Venture Capital, Virtual Currency, Wealth Management
Food and Beverage
Companies involved in processing raw food materials, packaging, and distributing them.
Alternative Protein, Bakery, Brewing, Cannabis, Catering, Coffee, Confectionery, Cooking, Craft Beer, Dairy, Dietary Supplements, Distillery, Farmers Market, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Food Processing, Food Trucks, Fruit, Grocery, Herbs and Spices, Meat and Poultry, Nutrition, Organic Food, Plant-Based Foods, Recipes, Restaurants, Seafood, Snack Food, Tea, Tobacco, Wine And Spirits, Winery
Gaming
Companies that involve the development, marketing, and monetization of video games.
Card and Board Games, Casual Games, Console Games, Contests, Fantasy Sports, Gambling, Gamification, Gaming, MMO Games, Online Games, PC Games, Serious Games, Video Games
Government and Military
Companies that are involved with, make things for, and deal with the government and/or military.
CivicTech, Government, GovTech, Law Enforcement, Military, National Security, Politics, Public Safety, Social Assistance
Hardware
Companies concerned with a physical component of any computer or telecommunications system.
3D Technology, Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), Audio/Visual Equipment, Augmented Reality, Cloud Infrastructure, Communication Hardware, Communications Infrastructure, Computer, Computer Vision, Consumer Electronics, Data Center, Data Center Automation, Data Storage, Drone Management, Drones, DSP, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronics, Embedded Systems, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), Flash Storage, Google Glass, GPS, GPU, Hardware, Industrial Design, Laser, Lighting, Mechanical Design, Mobile Devices, Network Hardware, NFC, Nintendo, Optical Communication, Playstation, Private Cloud, Remote Sensing, Retail Technology, RFID, RISC, Robotics, Roku, Satellite Communication, Semiconductor, Sensor, Sex Tech, Telecommunications, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality, Virtualization, Wearables, Windows Phone, Wireless, Xbox
Health Care
Companies within the economic system that provide goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care.
Addiction Treatment, Alternative Medicine, Assisted Living, Assistive Technology, Biopharma, Cannabis, Child Care, Clinical Trials, Cosmetic Surgery, Dental, Diabetes, Dietary Supplements, Elder Care, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Emergency Medicine, Employee Benefits, Fertility, First Aid, Funerals, Genetics, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Home Health Care, Hospital, Medical, Medical Device, Mental Health, mHealth, Nursing and Residential Care, Nutraceutical, Nutrition, Oncology, Outpatient Care, Personal Health, Pharmaceutical, Precision Medicine, Primary and Urgent Care, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Telehealth, Therapeutics, Veterinary, Wellness
Information Technology
Companies that deal with computing, including hardware, software, telecommunications and generally anything involved in the transmittal of information or the systems that facilitate communication.
Business Information Systems, CivicTech, Cloud Data Services, Cloud Management, Cloud Security, CMS, Contact Management, CRM, Cyber Security, Data Center, Data Center Automation, Data Integration, Data Mining, Data Visualization, DevOps, Document Management, E-Signature, Email, GovTech, Identity Management, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Information Services, Information Technology, Intrusion Detection, IT Infrastructure, IT Management, Management Information Systems, Messaging, Military, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Private Cloud, Reputation, Sales Automation, Scheduling, Social CRM, Spam Filtering, Technical Support, Unified Communications, Video Chat, Video Conferencing, Virtualization, VoIP
Internet Services
Companies that provide a wide variety of products and services primarily online through their web sites.
Cloud Computing, Cloud Data Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Management, Cloud Storage, Darknet, Domain Registrar, E-Commerce Platforms, Ediscovery, Email, Internet, Internet of Things, ISP, Location Based Services, Messaging, Music Streaming, Online Forums, Online Portals, Private Cloud, Product Search, Search Engine, SEM, Semantic Search, Semantic Web, SEO, SMS, Social Media, Social Media Management, Social Network, Unified Communications, Vertical Search, Video Chat, Video Conferencing, Visual Search, VoIP, Web Browsers, Web Hosting, Web3
Lending and Investments
Companies that concern themselves with providing debt-based funding to individuals and corporations as well as those that assist individuals and corporations with where/how to invest their money.
Angel Investment, Banking, Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, Credit, Credit Cards, Financial Exchanges, Funding Platform, Hedge Funds, Impact Investing, Incubators, Micro Lending, Stock Exchanges, Trading Platform, Venture Capital
Manufacturing
Companies that concern themselves with the process of transforming materials or components into finished products that can be sold in the marketplace.
3D Printing, Advanced Materials, Foundries, Industrial, Industrial Automation, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Paper Manufacturing, Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing, Textiles, Wood Processing
Media and Entertainment
A varied collection of companies that share the production, publication, and distribution of media texts.
Advice, Animation, Art, Audio, Audiobooks, Blogging Platforms, Books, Broadcasting, Celebrity, Concerts, Content, Content Creators, Content Discovery, Content Syndication, Creative Agency, Digital Entertainment, Digital Media, DRM, EBooks, Edutainment, Event Management, Event Promotion, Events, Film, Film Distribution, Film Production, Guides, In-Flight Entertainment, Independent Music, Internet Radio, Journalism, Media and Entertainment, Metaverse, Motion Capture, Music, Music Education, Music Label, Music Streaming, Music Venues, Musical Instruments, News, Nightclubs, Nightlife, Performing Arts, Photo Editing, Photo Sharing, Photography, Podcast, Printing, Publishing, Reservations, Social Media, Social News, Theatre, Ticketing, TV, TV Production, Video, Video Editing, Video on Demand, Video Streaming, Virtual World
Messaging and Telecommunications
Companies that are involved in the transmission of signs, signals, words, messages, etc.
Email, Meeting Software, Messaging, SMS, Unified Communications, Video Chat, Video Conferencing, VoIP, Wired Telecommunications
Mobile
Companies that are involved in the manufacturing of mobile phones, including mobile phone handsets and apps.
Android, Google Glass, iOS, mHealth, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Windows Phone, Wireless
Music and Audio
Companies that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent creators.
Audio, Audio Recording and Production, Audio/Visual Equipment, Audiobooks, Independent Music, Internet Radio, Music, Music Education, Music Label, Music Streaming, Musical Instruments, Podcast
Natural Resources
Companies that are concerned with what people can use which comes from the natural environment.
Biofuel, Biomass Energy, Fossil Fuels, Mineral, Mining, Mining Technology, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Precious Metals, Solar, Timber, Water, Wind Energy
Navigation and Mapping
Companies involved with the processes of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.
Geospatial, GPS, Indoor Positioning, Location Based Services, Mapping Services, Navigation
Other  
Alumni, Association, B2B, B2C, Blockchain, Charity, Collaboration, Collaborative Consumption, Commercial, Consumer, Crowdsourcing,
Customer Service, Desktop Apps, Emerging Markets, Enterprise, Ethereum, Franchise, Freemium, Generation Y, Generation Z, Homeless Shelter, Infrastructure, Knowledge Management, LGBT
Millennials, Non Profit, Peer to Peer, Professional Services, Project Management, Real Time, Retirement, Service Industry, Sharing Economy, Small and Medium Businesses, Social Bookmarking, Social Impact, Subscription Service, Technical Support, Underserved Children, Universities
Payments
Companies in the massive card-processing industry.
Billing, Bitcoin, Credit Cards, Cryptocurrency, Debit Cards, Fraud Detection, Mobile Payments, Payments, Transaction Processing, Virtual Currency
Platforms
Products, services, or technologies that act as a foundation upon which external innovators, organized as innovative business ecosystem, can develop their own complementary products, technologies, or services.
Android, Facebook, Google, Google Glass, iOS, Linux, macOS, Nintendo, Operating Systems, Playstation, Roku, Tizen, Twitter, WebOS, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox
Privacy and Security
Companies that concern themselves with the ability to protect information about personally identifiable information.
Cloud Security, Corrections Facilities, Cyber Security, DRM, E-Signature, Fraud Detection, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Intrusion Detection, Law Enforcement, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Physical Security, Privacy, Security
Professional Services
Companies in the tertiary sector of the economy requiring special training in the arts or sciences.
Accounting, Advocacy, Business Development, Career Planning, Compliance, Consulting, Customer Service, Employment, Environmental Consulting, Field Support, Freelance, Innovation Management, Intellectual Property, Legal, Legal Tech, Management Consulting, Outsourcing, Professional Networking, Quality Assurance, Recruiting, Risk Management, Social Recruiting, Translation Service
Real Estate
Companies that encompass the many facets of property including development, appraisal, marketing, selling, leasing, and management of commercial, industrial, residential, and agricultural properties.
Architecture, Building Maintenance, Building Material, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Coworking, Facility Management, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Green Building, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Home and Garden, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Home Renovation, Home Services, Interior Design, Janitorial Service, Landscaping, Mortgage, Property Development, Property Management, PropTech, Real Estate, Real Estate Brokerage, Real Estate Investment, Rental Property, Residential, Self-Storage, Smart Building, Smart Cities, Smart Home, Timeshare, Vacation Rental
Sales and Marketing
Companies that include operations and activities involved in promoting and selling goods or services and the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service.
Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, App Discovery, App Marketing, Brand Marketing, Cause Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Digital Marketing, Digital Signage, Direct Marketing, Direct Sales, Email Marketing, Lead Generation, Lead Management, Local, Local Advertising, Local Business, Loyalty Programs, Marketing, Marketing Automation, Mobile Advertising, Multi-level Marketing, Outdoor Advertising, Personal Branding, Public Relations, Sales, Sales Automation, Sales Enablement, SEM, SEO, Social CRM, Social Media Advertising, Social Media Management, Social Media Marketing, Sponsorship, Video Advertising
Science and Engineering
Companies whose main area of focus revolves around the science and/or engineering fields.
Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics, Biometrics, Biopharma, Biotechnology, Chemical, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Embedded Systems, Environmental Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Automation, Industrial Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Laser, Life Science, Marine Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Nuclear, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Semiconductor, Software Engineering, STEM Education
Software
Companies that work on the development, maintenance, and publication of software that are using different business models, mainly either license/maintenance based or cloud based.
3D Technology, Android, App Discovery, Application Performance Management, Apps, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Billing, Bitcoin, Browser Extensions, Business Process Automation (BPA), CAD, Chatbot, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, CMS, Computer Vision, Consumer Applications, Consumer Software, Contact Management, CRM, Cryptocurrency, Data Center Automation, Data Integration, Data Storage, Data Visualization, Database, Developer APIs, Developer Platform, Developer Tools, DevOps, Document Management, Drone Management, E-Learning, EdTech, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Embedded Software, Embedded Systems, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Software, Facial Recognition, File Sharing, IaaS, Image Recognition, iOS, Linux, Machine Learning, macOS, Marketing Automation, Meeting Software, Metaverse, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, MOOC, Natural Language Processing, Open Source, Operating Systems, PaaS, Predictive Analytics, Presentation Software, Presentations, Private Cloud, Productivity Tools, QR Codes, Reading Apps, Retail Technology, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Robotics, SaaS, Sales Automation, Scheduling, Sex Tech, Simulation, SNS, Social CRM, Software, Software Engineering, Speech Recognition, Task Management, Text Analytics, Transaction Processing, Video Conferencing, Virtual Assistant, Virtual Currency, Virtual Desktop, Virtual Goods, Virtual Reality, Virtual World, Virtualization, Web Apps, Web Browsers, Web Development
Sports
Companies that are involved in producing, facilitating, promoting, or organizing any activity, experience, or business enterprise focused on sports.
American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boating, Cricket, Cycling, Diving, eSports, Fantasy Sports, Fitness, Golf, Hockey, Hunting, Motorsports, Outdoors, Racing, Recreation, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Sporting Goods, Sports, Sports Leagues and Teams, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volley Ball
Sustainability
Companies concerned with the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.
Biofuel, Biomass Energy, Carbon Capture, Clean Energy, CleanTech, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Engineering, Geothermal Energy, Green Building, Green Consumer Goods, GreenTech, Hydroelectric, Natural Resources, Organic, Pollution Control, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Solar, Sustainability, Waste Management, Water Purification, Wildlife Conservation, Wind Energy
Transportation
Companies that provide services moving people, goods, or the infrastructure to do so.
Air Transportation, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Car Sharing, Charging Infrastructure, Courier Service, Delivery Service, Electric Vehicle, Ferry Service, Fleet Management, Food Delivery, Freight Service, Last Mile Transportation, Limousine Service, Logistics, Marine Transportation, Parking, Ports and Harbors, Procurement, Public Transportation, Railroad, Recreational Vehicles, Ride Sharing, Same Day Delivery, Shipping, Shipping Broker, Space Travel, Supply Chain Management, Taxi Service, Transportation, Warehouse Automation, Warehousing, Water Transportation
Travel and Tourism
Companies who are concerned with people traveling for business or pleasure purposes.
Adventure Travel, Amusement Park and Arcade, Business Travel, Casino, Hospitality, Hotel, Museums and Historical Sites, Parks, Resorts, Timeshare, Tour Operator, Tourism, Travel, Travel Accommodations, Travel Agency, Vacation Rental
Video
Companies that primarily concern themselves with producing video content.
Animation, Broadcasting, Film, Film Distribution, Film Production, Motion Capture, TV, TV Production, Video, Video Editing, Video on Demand, Video Streaming

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