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1 month ago

The company’s software allows businesses to easily accept payments online in India.

1,690
5 months ago

A new way to buy and sell cars, accepting Bitcoin and Ethereum.

1,292
4 months ago

Are you an entrepreneur wanting to apply to Y Combinator We’re accepting applications.

886
3 years ago

This startup aims to help people around the world donate their excess stuff to the needy. The startup helps people donate excess stuff to those in need by finding charities that accept donations.

653
1 month ago

A startup that helps small businesses in the US get paid faster by providing other businesses that accept credit cards a way to pay them in cash.

393
2 years ago

A platform that enables local retailers to accept payments from shoppers using mobile phones.

248
1 month ago

A digital wallet that helps merchants accept payments in-person or online.

233
2 years ago

A digital wallet that allows merchants to accept a variety of digital payments with the same phone-based experience.

221
2 years ago

This startup wants to create a unique way to pay for items online that goes beyond a checkout. It allows payment to be made with a phone’s fingerprint, and will allow merchants to accept payment in-app. They have released a beta app which has been downloaded by 2,000 users. It plans to release a full app in the fourth quarter of 2019.

203
2 years ago

A platform for online retailers to sell products, primarily on Amazon, Shopify, and AliExpress. The startup wants to provide more of a full platform for e-commerce companies, allowing them to accept payments, manage inventory and payment processing, and integrate with Stripe to get paid.

202
2 years ago

A B2B service for helping retailers automate the process of accepting credit cards.

195
2 years ago

A payments startup that helps merchants accept all major credit cards by charging them the same price. PayMill charges the merchant a flat 2.5% fee for every credit card transaction.

186
2 years ago

A credit card payment platform that lets merchants accept credit cards on a physical retail location, without the risk of that location failing to pay the merchant.

176
3 years ago

A platform that helps small business owners in India use their app to accept payments, and enables customers to pay with a couple of taps.

174
3 years ago

A smartphone app that allows employees to find the nearest cash and card-accepting ATM.

171
1 year ago

An in-app payment system for businesses that want to accept cryptocurrency.

170
1 month ago

A platform for businesses to buy and sell on a marketplace, which accepts cryptocurrency and is designed to protect buyers and sellers from fraud. The company says it already has a $1 million annual recurring revenue run rate.

169
1 year ago

A payment company that provides software to retailers to accept payments from customers using their phones. Currently, the company has over $2.6 billion in annual volume.

165
3 years ago

A startup that allows restaurant workers to accept tips with their smartphones rather than just their cash registers

163
2 years ago

 A bitcoin ATM service that doesn't accept cash.

162
3 years ago

In January 2018, Y Combinator announced that it was accepting applications for the 2018 batch. The 2018 batch is smaller than the 2017 batch, with only 25 companies accepted.

156
3 years ago

A platform that connects companies to freelancers via a web app. The startup accepts payments via PayPal and credit card.

153
3 years ago

A way for companies that accept cryptocurrency to convert it into fiat currency.

151
3 years ago

A startup that helps people find the best deal on a car insurance policy. The founders say they’ve already signed up 20,000 users and have been accepted to Y Combinator.

147
3 years ago

A startup that lets companies handle payments in a more transparent way. It’s an API that connects payments platforms and third-party data, and helps companies figure out which payments to accept and which not to.

147
3 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for retailers to accept payments from third-party app integrations, with plans to expand internationally.

147
3 years ago

A startup that wants to solve the problem of allowing businesses to accept credit cards and bank accounts in one place. After launching in April, the company is now working on making the process seamless for customers.

146
3 years ago

This startup started in the Y Combinator summer 2017 batch and has a goal of “empowering people around the world to express their identities, express their gender, and be accepted for who they are.”

146
2 years ago

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to accept payments via mobile phone. The startup says they’re working with 250+ companies in the UK, and have $3 million in revenue.

146
3 years ago

This list does not include every startup that has accepted into YC, but only the startups that have launched since the program started.

144
3 years ago

This startup is building a payment platform to help rural local businesses accept credit cards. The startup is based in the Philippines and has been working with both credit cards and bank-issued debit cards in the country.

144
3 years ago

This startup is building a mobile banking platform that will allow small business to accept payments from their customers easily through their SIM cards.

144
3 years ago

This startup is building a mobile payment solution in India that’s optimized for lower-income users. It provides a way for merchants to accept the main payment methods in the country.

137
3 years ago

A startup that goes after the 5 million small businesses that have yet to accept payments online. Their vision is to be able to “complete, manage, and reimburse small business invoices”.

137
3 years ago

A quick and easy way to pay, accept donations, and market for nonprofits on the web using just a mobile number, email address, and name.

137
2 years ago

In 2018 Y Combinator accepted a total of 250 companies.

133
3 years ago

A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.

131
3 years ago

A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

129
2 years ago

A payments platform that allows merchants to accept credit card payments in-app.

129
3 years ago

A digital wallet for micro-businesses that allows them to accept payments online and get payment cards in the mail. It provides a merchant account and payment card.

127
2 years ago

A micro-payment platform for small businesses and freelancers. The startup is building a platform that enables small businesses and freelancers to accept micropayments via PayPal or their own branded payment processor.

126
3 years ago

The first class of startups accepted into Y Combinator in 2017 was announced on July 25, 2017. The class included 10 companies, including Lattice, Sift Science, Shovel, Picatic, and TwoXAR.

124
3 years ago

One of the key differences between this year’s class and last year’s was the level of public interest in highlighting the work of the companies that were accepted. This year that level was very high, with over 10,000 people visiting the project page. That interest was a major factor in the growth of the class.

123
2 years ago

A “complete-home automation platform”, with a home security, lighting, and HVAC system in one box. The startup is one of the first companies to be accepted into the InnovateHER program, and has a partnership with Amazon Alexa.

123
8 months ago

A startup that provides a fast, efficient way to make and accept payments. The startup wants to build one that’s simple, secure and easy to use.

123
1 year ago

A startup that provides a mobile-first payment API for merchants to accept mobile payments from customers.

122
2 years ago

A bitcoin exchange for retailers and small businesses that want to accept the cryptocurrency. The startup is currently focusing on the US, with plans to expand internationally.

121
3 years ago

Given that it was the first company to launch in the YC Demo Day, the list below is the most complete list of all of the startups that have been accepted into YC.

120
3 years ago

This startup helps businesses accept payment in cryptocurrency through a platform that breaks up transactions into small, everyday transactions that are easier to process.

120
2 years ago

A platform for companies to more easily and securely accept digital currencies, with plans to integrate with all major payment gateways.

119
2 years ago

This company wants to be a payment platform for businesses that want to accept cards from both Visa and Mastercard, including Square of course.

118
2 years ago

Currently, we are only hiring for full-time roles. We are not accepting applications for internships at this time. We are not accepting applications for part-time roles.

117
3 years ago

A startup run by former Microsoft employee Jason Pelczer, that’s developing a system for companies to accept crypto payments for their enterprise software. The company is targeting companies in the financial services sector.

116
3 years ago

This startup is building a software platform to help people, from mom-and-pop shops to large retailers, to accept payments from more than one bank at a time.

113
3 years ago

A software company that hopes to make it easy for Indian businesses to accept online payments.

112
2 years ago

A mobile payments company that uses a combination of SMS and M2M to allow merchants to accept payments directly from their customers.

111
8 months ago

A card that can be used to pay for its own purchases and then be used for future purchases anywhere that accept Paypal.

111
2 years ago

Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

109
2 years ago

It turns any mobile phone into a live ID, and promises a “one-tap verification” that will be accepted by a growing number of retailers.

109
2 years ago

A digital payment solution for baristas that allows them to accept credit cards, debit cards, and Apple Pay payments. The startup is currently focused on the US market.

109
1 year ago

A consumer card that can be used at many places where plastic credit cards are accepted. It’s meant for the Indian market to replace a plethora of different forms of payment.

109
2 years ago

 A credit card linked to your bank account, like a debit card with your bank’s approval. The card can be used everywhere the bank accepts credit cards. The startup has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from a single investor, Andreessen Horowitz.

107
1 month ago

A web-based service that helps restaurant owners manage their cash flow, including bills, bank accounts, and inventory. It’s also an accounting app that offers local inventory lookup and payment acceptance.

106
3 years ago

A decentralized framework for trading in derivatives. Traders develop their own rules for risk and reward, and any order with those rules can be accepted. The idea is to make derivative trading easier and more competitive, reducing the amount of business going through big stock exchanges.

104
11 months ago

Payment platform for businesses, which lets them accept payments via credit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal.

104
2 years ago

A point-of-sale application for restaurants, allowing them to accept payments online and mobile.

103
2 years ago

A startup that allows businesses, restaurants, and other organizations that have a point of sale system to accept payments with just a swipe of a card.

102
2 years ago

A mobile platform that allows people to provide information about local events, or to check-in to events. The company has been in stealth for a year, and was recently accepted into Y Combinator's Summer 2019 class.

101
2 years ago

A product that helps merchants accept payments over a mobile phone, without requiring a merchant account.

100
2 years ago

The following startups have been accepted to the 10th batch:

100
2 years ago

The following is a list of companies in the batch who have been accepted into Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 class.

98
1 month ago

A startup making it easier for small businesses to accept credit card payments through their website.

98
1 month ago

An online and mobile platform for restaurants to accept online payments in-restaurant.

96
2 years ago

A platform for the sharing economy that accepts any asset (food, car, love, etc.) and then matches people who need them.

92
2 years ago

A company that helps people accept payments in exchange for a good or service. It’s a subscription model that offers services like video conferencing and virtual assistants.

92
8 months ago

A digital credit card that can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted.

92
2 years ago

Bitpagos is a startup that wants to be a PayPal or Square competitor for merchants in Latin America, allowing them to accept payments from abroad.

91
2 years ago

A company that’s building an API for making payments with Bitcoin, which could make it easier for companies to accept Bitcoin payments.

90
1 year ago

A $25 credit card that connects to your bank account that can be used anywhere Visa and Mastercard are accepted. The card can be used anywhere in the world.

88
1 month ago

New companies from Y Combinator are eligible to apply to participate in the next batch of startups. However, companies are not guaranteed to be accepted, and may be rejected for any number of reasons.

88
2 years ago

A company called SmartPay that claims to be building a service that allows merchants to accept digital currency payments without having to install a terminal.

86
2 years ago

A financial app for students that helps colleges accept payments directly from a student’s bank account, instead of charging fees or taking checks.

83
8 months ago

A company giving sellers a way to accept credit cards in-person.

83
3 years ago

A software company that makes it easy for Indian businesses to accept payments and track customer information via a mobile app.

82
2 years ago

This startup wants to give people a way to donate money to causes that don’t have any existing infrastructure to collect or accept donations. It’s building out a platform that allows users to donate money to charities of their choice — with no fees or transaction fees, and no minimum amount. The company is building its own user base, with the goal of being a partner with any charity that wants to work with them.

81
2 years ago

Imagine you’re a CEO who wants to maximize your company’s profits. One way to do it is to accept credit cards, but most companies struggle to get the rates they want. Debit-on-demand startup Debitize lets companies accept credit cards and debit cards on demand.

81
2 years ago

A company that helps local businesses accept payments via the blockchain, using the Stellar blockchain.

80
10 months ago

A startup that’s building a “social network for employers and job seekers”, where both sides can see each other’s profiles, see what jobs they’ve accepted, and see how frequently each candidate applies to jobs.

78
2 years ago

A payments startup for small businesses in India, which wants to make it easier for SMBs to accept payments from major banks.

77
1 year ago

A P2P online marketplace that connects businesses and customers, enabling the former to accept payments from the latter, with no risk of fraud. Ideogram is already in the process of onboarding over 1000 businesses in the US.

77
1 year ago

A company that helps people easily produce and sell online courses. The company is currently accepting applications for its first product, a learning platform for coding.

74
2 years ago

A startup building a platform to host and share videos from remote teams. It’s currently accepting applications.

72
1 year ago

A digital payment platform designed to allow any company to accept payments on their website.

72
1 month ago

The companies featured above have either been accepted into YC or are in the application process. Other companies on the list below have not been accepted into YC, but are still in the running.

71
8 months ago

A startup that makes it easy for restaurants to accept online orders. They, like many other startups, are trying to tackle an all-too-common issue in the digital space: how to make online ordering a seamless experience for customers.

70
1 year ago

Other companies were pitched before being accepted into the program.

69
2 years ago

A payment system for retailers that allows them to safely accept payments via mobile carriers.

68
1 year ago

In 2014, Y Combinator’s summer program accepted 14 companies, with four eventually being launched as companies. In 2015, Y Combinator saw 20% more applicants than 2014, with the startups 35% more likely to succeed. In 2016, the number of companies accepted has been set at 14 by Y Combinator.

66
1 year ago

A food delivery service for those on the go. It’s currently in the pilot stage and is accepting $50k in seed funding.

66
1 year ago

Other companies accepted into YC include:

66
1 year ago

A payments company that aims to help companies simplify their payment processing and make it cheaper for small businesses to accept payments.

65
1 year ago

A platform for restaurants to accept online orders and better manage their relationships with customers. The startup helps restaurants find and track customers, manage orders, and build loyalty.

64
1 year ago

A card that allows people to pay at any merchant that accepts Visa or MasterCard. The startup is working with the IMF to design the card with the goal of replacing cash in countries with local currency.

63
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for businesses to accept payment from customers via SMS, eliminating the need for bank accounts for small businesses.

63
1 year ago

This company wants to provide a platform to help small businesses and sole proprietors accept payments and process invoices and other transactions.

62
1 year ago

A B2B company that aims to “democratize” the way companies get paid. The company wants to make accepting payments easier for small businesses and companies with irregular cash flows.

62
1 year ago

A credit card that can be used by people without credit cards, who are often excluded from credit card acceptance and financing in the US.

62
1 year ago

A Hong Kong-based startup that is creating a competitor to PayPal, a mobile payment system that can be used to transfer money to friends and family, accept payments from merchants, and make payments from users.

62
1 year ago

A startup that specializes in cross-border payments. The startup has built a solution in partnership with the Spanish government that allows Spanish businesses to send money to individuals in the US. The company is also working on a platform to help small businesses in the US accept payments in euros.

62
11 months ago

A platform that allows customers to pay for purchases with their smartphones. It allows merchants to accept payments through their phone.

62
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies accept and manage their customer complaints, translating their needs into specific features the customer would be happy to pay for.

61
1 year ago

This is a mobile payments startup that allows users to use mobile payments on their mobile devices and pay for things like bus fares and groceries. They’re also looking to develop a payments API that would allow merchants to accept payments without a mobile device.

60
1 year ago

A platform that allows companies to quickly create a customized credit card and begin accepting money from new customers. The card is only available in the US, and is only good while the company is paying it off.

60
6 months ago

This is a payments startup that’s building a new way for businesses to accept credit cards that’s cheaper than the existing options.

59
9 months ago

A payment processing platform for small-to-medium sized businesses that allows them to easily accept credit cards, even if they don’t have a merchant account.

58
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to request rides from others nearby, for a nominal fee. The company uses a model similar to Uber, charging users a fee for a ride request, and charging the driver a fee for accepting the ride.

57
6 months ago

A company that allows anyone to sell online, with a mobile app and a website to accept payments.

57
1 year ago

A platform that allows consumers to pay for products using Bitcoin. The company is not accepting outside funding.

56
1 year ago

A healthcare platform for patients, who can access a network of doctors and other healthcare providers who accept payment from the patient via the platform.

56
3 years ago

Idea: A payment processing startup that offers a “one stop shop” for merchants to accept payments. They’re currently working with a few large online retailers and are looking to go international.

55
1 year ago

 A social networking app for people with intellectual disabilities. Notable for being the first app to be accepted into the Google Play for Accessible Apps program.

55
1 year ago

A product that helps businesses manage their risk. The startup’s software helps companies set up a risk model for their business and get a risk score so they can decide if they should hedge, mitigate, or accept the risk.

54
1 year ago

Equinor has created a third-party API (application programming interface) that allows online retailers to accept and follow up on online orders from consumers. This can help online retailers get their products to customers faster than if they were shipping in-store.

54
3 years ago

Idea: A hardware product that seamlessly integrates with your existing credit card reader so that you can accept credit card payments in person.

53
1 year ago

The company provides a way for businesses to accept payment from their clientele regardless of payment choice.

51
5 months ago

Y Combinator does not accept unsolicited applications for its Summer and Winter programs.

51
1 year ago

A company that wants to increase the efficiency of small businesses by helping them accept payments through an email address.

50
11 months ago

In 2014, the number of accepted startups from Y Combinator had tripled since launching in the summer of 2010.

50
3 years ago

Idea: A startup helping businesses in emerging markets manage inventory and orders using a mobile app and a desktop dashboard. The founders say they’ve already signed more than 50 customers in the past month (and have been accepted to Y Combinator,) and that the business has been profitable since it launched at the end of May.

49
1 year ago

This startup is building a smart, easy-to-use digital health platform for the elderly to keep up with their own health. It lets users track their health, record symptoms, and check up on their doctors without making appointments or taking medications. The startup currently has a backlog of 2,000 people waiting to be accepted.

49
1 year ago

A web-based platform that lets you create and manage a virtual assistant who can accept payments on your behalf.

49
1 year ago

A tool for B2B companies to accept payments for services.

48
1 year ago

A version of Airbnb for restaurants. The startup offers a way for restaurants to set up a listing and accept reservations, and to group reservations into a calendar of events to manage.

46
4 months ago

A tool that accepts inbound payments from merchants and then automatically sends out email marketing campaigns to customers. It’s all done through the same platform.

45
6 months ago

With YC’s latest batch, they’ve reduced the number of people accepted into the program to 20, down from 23. The startups have also opted out of their previous program model, in which they accepted a number of companies and invested in all but one, and instead will only accept one company in the summer (with the possibility of two in the winter).

44
1 month ago

A platform that allows businesses to build their own credit card reader for accepting credit cards and bitcoin. It will be a combination of hardware and software.

44
11 months ago

A mobile payment platform that allows businesses to accept payments in one of over 200 currencies and in local currencies. The startup is focused on working with small businesses around the world, but has signed up thousands of merchants in the last year.

43
7 months ago

A company that is building a platform for online freelancers and agencies to accept payments. Since the company only accepts payments via PayPal, it’s actually a PayPal competitor

43
1 year ago

A startup that creates a platform to help employees and employers organize their work from home. The business is built around a mobile app that allows employees to give out time-slots for work and employees to accept them.

42
1 year ago

A venture-backed SaaS company that’s trying to get retailers to accept mobile payments at a physical store.

40
9 months ago

A digital payment platform that allows companies that want to accept payments online to quickly and easily set up shop in Brazil.

40
5 months ago

A company that enables businesses to send runners to pick up a quick order when they’re not available to accept them in person. They’re looking to build their customer base in the NYC area.

39
1 year ago

A startup in the payments space that is building a toolset for merchants to easily accept card payments through mobile and web channels.

38
1 year ago

Y Combinator’s waiting list is a list of companies that are accepted into the program but haven’t yet received funding. The list is kept in a secret room underneath Y Combinator’s offices in Mountain View, California. The list is closed to the public and is generally used as a way for Y Combinator to vet companies that are accepted into its program.

38
10 months ago

This app is building a platform for blockchain-based companies to accept payments and provide escrow services for their customers.

38
10 months ago

A startup making a point-of-sale system for restaurants. The company wants to make it easier for restaurants to accept credit cards, and automate the cash-register process so restaurants don’t have to pay employees to process transactions.

38
10 months ago

A platform for creating and managing alternative identities that can be used to “bypass” the increasingly strict requirements of some countries’ national ID cards. The startup is working with governments in countries like Brazil and Mexico, which have strict rules on what ID cards they accept and which they don’t.

38
6 months ago

This startup is building a platform that allows you to create custom cards for your business, which you can then use to accept payments. The startup is also building a way to use your business cards to get paid.

38
4 months ago

A payment service for mobile game developers. It allows developers to accept payments from players and send money back to them via PayPal, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

38
4 months ago

The Startup is developing A payment solution for ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft which accepts payments from credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and mobile wallet payments.

38
1 year ago

A platform that connects food companies with restaurants and caterers to enable providers to accept payments online and track spending by diners.

37
5 months ago

A platform for merchants to easily accept payments in-real-time from customers.

37
1 year ago

A mobile-first credit card application that allows users to accept payments from their phone.

36
3 months ago

A startup for helping restaurants and other food service businesses accept payments from customers using their mobile devices.

35
4 months ago

The list is not comprehensive. The above startups represent some of the more notable applicants that have been accepted into Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch. For a full list of all the startups accepted into Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch, see here.

34
3 months ago

A company that provides a digital sponsorship platform for events, which allows event organizers to accept sponsorships from donors.

34
10 months ago

A new way for mobile wallets to interact with payments at the point of sale. Coop’s solution is designed to help merchants securely accept mobile wallet payments while reducing the fraud they might face through the use of fingerprints to authenticate users.

33
12 days ago

izo is building a digital wallet for the underbanked. The company also provides a “mobile payment kit” that helps merchants accept payments via a mobile device. It’s also the parent company of another startup called AppDynamics, which lets customers see how their apps are performing.

32
11 months ago

A payments company that enables businesses to accept payments through their phone bill. Naturally, it’s also a handy tool for consumers too.

31
5 months ago

A startup that makes mobile payments simple, letting businesses accept payments with a phone or a card reader.

31
5 months ago

A platform that allows businesses to accept payments via a letter of credit. The startup is working with a bank in the UK to implement first.

30
9 months ago

Thinking of the idea as a “cryptocurrency for e-commerce”, this company aims to make it easier for retailers to accept payments via cryptocurrency.

28
1 month ago

 A startup designed to help small businesses accept payments from the cloud, or from a customer’s cell phone.

27
4 months ago

This company is building a platform that makes it easier for small merchants to accept credit cards, so they don’t have to pay credit card fees.

26
4 months ago

A payment platform for the cannabis industry, allowing businesses to accept payments from customers via a digital wallet.

24
2 months ago

A payment processor that helps merchants accept payments in under a minute. The company had $54,700 in revenue in the previous quarter, up from $6,100 a year ago.

22
2 months ago

This is a mobile app that helps people find the nearest bank branch that will accept their money.

21
1 month ago

In 2014, Y Combinator announced that it would not be accepting any more startups into the winter class.

21
3 years ago

Idea: A B2B company that sells an API for acquiring and managing merchant accounts, and another API for accepting credit cards. The company says it’s processed $2 million in transactions.

18
2 months ago

A startup building a way to enable people to buy and sell goods, with all transactions going through a platform that is hosted by the consumer and controlled by the seller. The startup’s technology provides a way for people to accept payments with the click of a button.

17
2 months ago

A payments platform for e-commerce companies that want to accept alternative currency.

17
17 days ago

A platform that allows consumers to pay for products and services with their own credit card via a mobile app. The startup also provides merchant services so that merchants can accept payments directly via mobile.

17
25 days ago

A company that gives developers a way to test their mobile apps from any device. Currently accepting Y Combinator users.

14
18 days ago

In February 2018 the startup launched a website that lets users submit a request for a lawyer without having to intervene. Lawyers can accept the case with no obligation.

14
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to become the Stripe of Brazil. It has a payments solution to help anyone accept payments online and in-person.

5
1 day ago

A payments company that helps small businesses accept payments from multiple providers. The company has already held successful tests with more than 4,000 businesses after launching in late July.

3
3 years ago

Idea: A Brazilian startup that wants to be the Stripe of Brazil, helping e-commerce companies accept credit card payments.

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3 years ago

A startup that provides a platform for small businesses to accept and manage payments online.

-1
3 years ago

A startup that helps businesses that are accepting bitcoins to better manage their expenses

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