NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While millions of start-ups launch each year, it is estimated that 90% of them fail. From poor capital management to lack of visibility, there are innumerable factors that can contribute to the downfall of entrepreneurial ventures.
With increasing access to various alternative online investment platforms and new legislation that opens up the investor pool, however, young companies now have a fighting chance in this dog-eat-dog world.
While monitoring up-and-coming start-ups nationwide, FlashFunders has seen many promising entrepreneurial ventures gain momentum, but a select few have stood out in particular because of their unique ideas and tactical business plans. Here are the top 10 hot start-ups worth betting on right now:
1. The Influential Network
Companies trying to find their social media footing and make a splash on Twitter (TWTR) can finally relax. Influential Network is here to provide them with the connections to boost their social media presence. Influential Network's business model serves two groups of clientele: influencers and brands. It is an online marketplace that manages online celebrities who have thousands of followers on social media. It matches these influencers with brands looking to deliver their message and gain visibility on social platforms.