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Top 55 Market Trends of 2015

From Online Pop-Up Markets to Free Accommodation Platforms

— January 31, 2016 — Business
The top 2015 market trends offer insights into different patterns of opportunity within various market sectors. From the integration of biometric technology into banking apps to online pop-up markets, there is plenty to learn from the past year of market innovations.

Given that consumers are showing an interest in curated offerings, the successful premise of Tastemakr, an online pop-up market, makes a lot of sense. Tastemakr is a web platform that spotlights a different craft food or beverage for a full-day. The unique service is a novel solution that helps consumers access small-batch, quality products when they may not have time to visit a specialty store.

To take a closer look at the patterns that shaped the top 2015 market trends, be sure to examine our 2016 Trend Report.
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Activity
Freshness
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Flying Pizza Deliveries
Flying Pizza Deliveries
Dominos Now Delivers Pizza by Plane to Small Caribbean Islands
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54
Truck Stop Marketplaces
Truck Stop Marketplaces
Trucker App RoadSwap Lets Drivers Participate in the Sharing Economy
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53
Medical Lending Networks
Medical Lending Networks
Inventory System LendMed Helps Hospitals Keep Track of Shared Equipment
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52
Flight Finding Marketplaces
Flight Finding Marketplaces
Flightfox's Expert Service Guarantees You the Best Cheap Flights
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51
Fraud-Preventing Platforms
Fraud-Preventing Platforms
Startup Smyte is Helping Small Businesses with Online Fraud Protection
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50
Flexible E-Commerce Payments
Flexible E-Commerce Payments
Faspay and Bank Permata Permit Payment by Phone, ATM and More
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49
Crypocurrency Crowdfunding Sites
Crypocurrency Crowdfunding Sites
The Beacon is Like Kickstarter for Raising Funds with Bitcoin
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48
Maximum Mileage Credit Cards
Maximum Mileage Credit Cards
The United MileagePlus Explorer Card Offers 50,000 Bonus Miles
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47
Local Car Rental Apps
Local Car Rental Apps
Car Rental Marketplace Turo Makes Travel Less Stressful With More Options
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46
Rapid Real Estate Apps
Rapid Real Estate Apps
The QuickBids App Lets Millennial Buyers Close the Deal Quickly
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45
Nomadic Networking Platforms
Nomadic Networking Platforms
CoNomads Connects Digital Nomads Interested In Co-Living Arrangements
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44
Microtransaction Cryptocurrencies
Microtransaction Cryptocurrencies
NeuCoin is as a Bitcoin Alternative for Smaller Payments Online
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43
Anonymous Job Marketplaces
Anonymous Job Marketplaces
This Recruiting Service Helps Top Talent Find Their Dream Jobs Secretly
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42
Massive Cloud Marketplaces
Massive Cloud Marketplaces
Ingram Micro Platform Helps Tech Resellers Take Advantage of the Cloud
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41
Fashionable Brand Mergers
Fashionable Brand Mergers
The Yoox and Net-a-Porter Partnership Strengthens Both Brands
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40
Shoe Swap Platforms
Shoe Swap Platforms
The Skwag App Lets You Trade Old and New Pairs with Footwear Fanatics Nearby
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39
Professional Messaging Apps
Professional Messaging Apps
Caliber is a Business App to Connect Colleagues and New Contacts
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38
Decentralized Cryptocurrency Carpool Apps
Decentralized Cryptocurrency Carpool Apps
The La'Zooz Ridesharing Platform Runs on Digital Tokens
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37
Music Exchange Markets
Music Exchange Markets
Mutrs Enables Fans to Become Investors of Their Favorite Indie Artists
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36
Web Service Marketplaces
Web Service Marketplaces
Elto Connects Small Business Owners with Web Professionals
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35
Inventor-Influencing Fundraising Sites
Inventor-Influencing Fundraising Sites
This Crowdfunding Community Encourages User Participation
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34
Drone Hiring Platforms
Drone Hiring Platforms
DroneBase Lets Commercial Clients Hire a Drone and Experienced Pilot
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33
Social Banking Transactions
Social Banking Transactions
ICICI Bank Lets You Perform Social Media Money Transfers via Twitter
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32
Free Accommodation Platforms
Free Accommodation Platforms
Home Swapping App NightSwapping Takes Money Out of the Equation
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31
Crowdsourced Algorithm Databases
Crowdsourced Algorithm Databases
Algorithmia is an Open Marketplace for Computer Algorithms
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30
Intuitive Business Platforms
Intuitive Business Platforms
Apttus' Automated Quote-to-Cash Service Simplifies B2B Transactions
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29
Voice Recognition Banking
Voice Recognition Banking
The Offering From Icici Bank Enables Hands-Free Banking for Customers
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28
Co-Working Rental Apps
Co-Working Rental Apps
The Croissant App Uses Beacons to Book Co-Working or Coffee Shop Spaces
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27
Crowd-Ranked Music Apps
Crowd-Ranked Music Apps
This Music Discovery App Lets Listeners Invest in Their Favorite Artists
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26
Elusive Millennial Manuals
Elusive Millennial Manuals
Christopher Anderson Explains How to turn Gen Y into Loyal Customers
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25
Skill Exchange Accommodations
Skill Exchange Accommodations
GigRove Lets Travelers Pay for Short-Term Accommodation with Chores
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24
Neighborly Shipping Services
Neighborly Shipping Services
This P2P Shipping Network App Lets Neighbors Transport Your Cargo
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23
Robotic Real Estate Agents
Robotic Real Estate Agents
This Real Estate Software Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Price
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22
Bluetooth Networking Apps
Bluetooth Networking Apps
Surf Labs' LiNK App Uses Beacon Technology for Networking
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21
Room Rental Rate Tools
Room Rental Rate Tools
Startup Beyond Pricing Provides Automated Pricing for Airbnb Hosts
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20
Online Pop-Up Markets
Online Pop-Up Markets
'Tastemakr' Spotlights a Different Craft Food or Drink Every 24 Hours
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19
Synergized Management Platforms
Synergized Management Platforms
Cloud-Based Vorex Supports Businesses with Organized Numbers
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18
Financial Innovation Hubs
Financial Innovation Hubs
CIBC is Partnering with MaRS to Launch a Corporate Innovation Space
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17
Nostalgic Cookie Treats
Nostalgic Cookie Treats
These Limited Edition Brownie Batter Oreos Pair Chocolate with Chocolate
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16
Social Acquisition Tools
Social Acquisition Tools
Needls Helps Small Businesses Generate Leads with Social Media
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15
Media Behavior Infographics
Media Behavior Infographics
These Detailed Graphics Reveal Just How Much Time We Spend Online
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14
Mindful Web Marketplaces
Mindful Web Marketplaces
The 'Mindful Market' Sells Conscious Products to Educate and Inspire
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13
Personable Email Platforms
Personable Email Platforms
Crystal Analyzes Messages for Better E-Communication
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12
Soft Drink Dairy Makeovers
Soft Drink Dairy Makeovers
Coca-Cola Released a Line of Premium Milk Beverages with Extra Benefits
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11
Dinner Party Services
Dinner Party Services
Kitchit Offers a Customized Catered Meal and a Personal Chef at Your Home
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10
Curated Tourism Apps
Curated Tourism Apps
Kate's Goodness Provides Picturesque Local Travel Tips
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9
Crowdfunded Local Food Platforms
Crowdfunded Local Food Platforms
Credibles Lets You Prepay for Food and Invest in Your Community
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8
E-Commerce Equity Crowdfunding Sites
E-Commerce Equity Crowdfunding Sites
Alibaba Competitor JD.com Launched a Crowdfunding Platform
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7
Wearable Tech Rentals
Wearable Tech Rentals
Lumoid Lets You Test Drive with Their New Wearable Gear Rental Services
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6
Small Business Lending Platforms
Small Business Lending Platforms
Lendified is a Tech-Powered Solution for Canadian Small Biz Loans
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5
Product Launch Guides
Product Launch Guides
Learn How to Pull Off an Epic Product Launch with This Handy Infographic
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4
Curated 3D Printed Boutiques
Curated 3D Printed Boutiques
3D Printing Marketplace Formsfield Focuses on Quality Office Items
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3
Visionary Modern Airlines
Visionary Modern Airlines
This Airline of the Future is App-Connected and Offers "Cinema Class"
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2
Interactive Skincare Ads
Interactive Skincare Ads
Neutrogena's Hands-On Ad Entertains While Selling Makeup Removal Wipes
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1
Book-Shaped Business Cards
Book-Shaped Business Cards
These Business Cards Cleverly Reflect the Company's Product
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