This is a good list: 50 Top Startups Worth Watching at I’m amazed at how well-known some of these are. Foursquare, for example, and Gist, DropBox, and Seesmic. And there are several I use every day, like Tweetdeck and Feedly. I was particularly happy to see Klout, No. 27 on the list, my personal favorite these days because it’s offering serious metrics for Twitter users (my daughter works there). He says: has a good view of the Silicon Valley latest. Summarizing the list, he says:

With the understanding that being a private company does not always mean you are a startup, I looked below the uber-players such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, Craigslist, Tesla and others, with a focus primarily on web services, with a tendency toward social, and apps I am using frequently.

And I’m glad to see this list as a reminder that a lot of things in the startup world, particularly the high-tech web startups, are doing just fine now, after the great recession (or maybe in the tail end of the great recession; I’m not sure it’s over).

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.