If you're tired of your day job, fear not. We've compiled a list of 11 startups that will make you want to quit your job and bet your career on an exciting new venture.

These companies could make (or break) your whole career.

If you're looking to make a switch, and if you're willing to gamble on some startups disrupting their traditional industry equivalents, look no further than the companies on this list.

FanDuel

Headquarters: New York
Investment raised to date: $86.2 million

FanDuel is a fantasy sports website for busy or casual fans. It lets users participate in one-day leagues, as opposed to having to commit to season-long leagues. The company says it pays out over $10 million in cash payouts weekly, and has paid out $600 million to date.

Founded in 2009, FanDuel is "seriously considering" another round of funding that would give the startup a $1 billion valuation. FanDuel offers leagues for MLB, NFL, NHL, and the NBA.



Magic Leap

Headquarters: Dania, Florida
Investment raised to date: $592 million

Magic Leap is an intentionally vague virtual reality startup that describes itself as a "developer of novel human computing interfaces and software." Rony Abovitz’s stealthy startup could provide a more-realistic kind of proprietary augmented reality than what's currently available on the market, like Oculus VR. He's said Magic Leap is "a new way for humans to interact with computers." 

In October, Magic Leap raised $542 million in a Series B round from Legendary Entertainment, Qualcomm Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, KPCB Holdings, and Google. Sundar Pichai, the man who runs Android, joined the board of Magic Leap after its most recent round of fundraising news.



Shyp

Headquarters: San Francisco
Investment raised to date: $12.1 million

Shyp takes the hassle out of shipping packages. Instead of schlepping your goods to UPS or the post office, all you have to do with Shyp is simply take a picture of whatever it is you want to send. A driver will then pick up the package in minutes, and you're done.

You can track your package's progress and see when it arrives at its destination. Shyp comparison-shops across carriers and charges you the lowest price for shipping, tacking on $5 per package plus the cost of shipping. Unlike Postmates, which delivers packages locally, Shyp delivers your packages anywhere in the world.



Instacart

Headquarters: San Francisco
Investment raised to date: $274.8 million

Instacart lets you order groceries from an app on your phone or online, and have them delivered to your apartment in less than an hour. Instacart operates in 10 cities right now. Most locations offer food and household essentials from places like Costco, Harris Teeter, and Whole Foods. 

In December, Instacart raised a $220 million Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins at a $2 billion valuation. The new funding, CEO Apoorva Mehta said, would be used, in part, to continue to grow geographically.




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