Most Innovative Companies

Intermedia Labs

Intermedia Labs is the publisher of the popular live, mobile-based game show HQ Trivia. The company, started by Vine cofounders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, hosts several multiple-choice trivia competitions daily. In those episodes, players compete with one another via the game’s app in real time while the show’s host reads questions, reacts to the responses, and gives the several hundred winners who make it through a dozen questions in each contest the opportunity to split cash prizes worth as much as $18,000 per 15-minute episode. The company, which launched HQ in October 2017, quickly became a dominant platform, scoring more than a million players in a single game for the first time in January 2018.

2018: Gaming
headquarters: New York
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