Startup Directory List to Submit to
This startup directory list is the perfect place to start when you’re looking to build the marketing foundation for your new startup business, both from an SEO and brand awareness perspective. Submit your startup to all of them today.
At the start of every great SEO campaign sits a strong foundation of branded and naked links from great, high quality directories with a high domain authority (Moz) or domain rating (Ahrefs). These links not only make Google aware of your new website, but form a solid base for growth, as well as passing some juice where they’re followed links.
NOTE: All startup directories on this list have a DA of 30 or over.
|ProductHunt||Crème de la crème when it comes to discovering new products and tools.||84||FREE|
|Hacker News||Very active community of hackers and entrepreneurs just like you.||85||FREE|
|BetaList||A great place to submit your new tech startup.||60||FREE|
|Reddit Startups||You can post your site in the monthly 'show your startup' thread on here.||90||FREE|
|Killer Startups||A fantastic place to feature your startup, and actually where Uber was first featured before securing their first round of funding.||60||$169|
|BetaPage||A directory for any type of startup submission.||44||FREE|
|Netted||Features new startups and products each week, but they only feature B2C startups vs B2B.||51||FREE|
|GrowthHackers||A great community of marketers to discover new hacks and tools. Engage in the community to promote your startup if its relevant.||62||FREE|
|GetApp||Perfect for business software and apps.||64||PPC|
|AppStorm||They feature new products and tools each week for their users of readers, designers and programmers.||69||$299|
|Springwise||Features 3 new startups per day. Use their tip us page to recommend your startup.||68||FREE|
|AlternativeTo||Provides you with alternatives to existing tools. You can list your own tool and add it as an alternative to your competitors.||86||FREE|
|Crazy About Startups||Submit your startup. Any type of startup.||35||FREE|
|Startup Ranking||Get your startup ranked within 80 days for free, or pay a small fee to have it rated within 24 hours. The choice is yours.||50||FREE|
|Trust Radius||Trusted reviews by professionals on the software they use. Submit your software and ask your customers to review to place higher in their rankings.||53||FREE|
|AddictiveTips||Reviews and write-ups on great software, apps and other tech. Send a tip to the editors and make them aware of your software or app and you could get featured.||85||FREE|
|INDEX.co||INDEX was created by TNW (TheNextWeb) and is basically just a large index of startups. Get over there and submit yours, regardless of industry.||53||FREE|
|Designer News||Submit the design for your startup website or cloud-based app / dashboard and collect helpful feedback that can help you to improve.||56||FREE|
|Crunchbase||It's probably the largest business and startup database, created and managed by TechCrunch. Submit yours along with social links and website address.||90||FREE|
|VB Profiles||VentureBeat Profiles is similar to Crunchbase and, as you can probably guess by its name, it was created and is managed by VentureBeat.||51||FREE|
|SideProjectors||Show off your new project and also advertise for co-founders.||39||FREE|
|Betabound||If you have a software service or product that is in beta mode you can post it here and get beta testers on-board.||54||FREE|
|Launching Next||Pretty self-explanatory, right? Submission of startups that are launching next. Go on!||43||FREE|
|FeedMyApp||Just another startup directory with a cheap submission price. Organises listed startups by categories and tags. Great site.||47||$1.90|
|WebAppRater||Submit your web and mobile apps for review. They also offer paid options for guaranteed inclusion and with more exposure.||39||FREE|
|Capterra||They provide rankings of the best software and SaaS products based on reviews, and also offer PPC options.||75||FREE|
|F6S||Global community of business founders where you can submit your startup, event, job and even accelerator.||71||FREE|
|DiscoverCloud||Features B2B SaaS products across a number of categories.||36||FREE|
|MAQTOOB||Find the business tools you need, and submit your own for others to find.||45||FREE|
|Startup88||Pitch your startup for listing and coverage.||37||FREE|
|iamwire||Post your startup story, company history or personal experiences running a new tech startup.||59||FREE|
|Apps400||They review apps, but specifically focus on web 2.0 apps and mobile apps. So SaaS products would be perfect for inclusion here.||59||FREE|
|StartupBlink||Features startups, accelerators, leaders and organisations.||46||FREE|
|AngelList||Features startups looking for funding or staff.||83||FREE|
|Gust||Fantastic platform for investors to discover local startups.||67||FREE|
|The Startup Pitch||It's a startup directory, with a difference, apparently. Go get 'em, tiger!||43||FREE|
Who Should Use These Startup Directories?
All brand new startups should use these directories to establish some brand awareness and a solid SEO foundation.
These directories won’t necessarily directly help you to rank for any competitive search terms in Google, but they will help to give your link profile some substance and padding for when you start a proper SEO campaign. Lots of brand and nofollow links are very important to your overall link profile, as these look organic and healthy to Google.
Errors and Submissions
If you find any broken links our outdated data for any of the listed directories, please let us know.
And if you know of any other startup directories that we haven’t included in this list then please drop us an email or leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to add them. Over DA 30 only please.
Senior SEO Executive at Paramount Digital and frequent knowledge-sharer on our blog, with over 10 years of SEO and general digital marketing experience.