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2 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.

593
1 year ago

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

163
1 year 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.

142
1 year ago

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

139
2 years ago

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

133
1 year 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.

130
2 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.

120
1 year 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.

120
2 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.

119
2 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.

119
2 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.

119
1 year ago

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

118
2 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.

117
2 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.

117
2 years ago

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

115
2 years ago

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

114
2 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”.

113
2 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.

113
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.

111
2 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.

109
2 years ago

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

108
2 years ago

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

108
2 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.

108
1 year 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.

108
1 year ago

In 2018 Y Combinator accepted a total of 250 companies.

102
2 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.

100
2 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.

99
2 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.

98
2 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.

97
1 year ago

 A bitcoin ATM service that doesn't accept cash.

96
2 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.”

94
1 year 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.

94
1 year ago

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

94
2 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.

91
2 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.

91
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.

91
2 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.

89
2 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.

88
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.

88
1 year 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.

87
2 years ago

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

86
2 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.

82
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.

81
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.

80
1 year 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.

79
1 year 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.

79
1 year ago

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

79
2 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.

78
2 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.

75
1 year 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.

75
10 months ago

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

74
1 year 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.

73
1 year 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.

70
1 year ago

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

68
1 year 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.

66
1 year ago

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

66
11 months 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.

66
2 years ago

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

65
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.

63
1 year ago

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

63
1 year 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.

62
1 year 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.

59
1 year 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.

57
1 year 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.

53
1 year 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.

50
7 months 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.

50
1 year ago

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

49
11 months 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.

48
2 years ago

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

47
1 year ago

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

45
11 months ago

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

44
1 year ago

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

43
1 year ago

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

42
1 year ago

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

42
7 months 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.

41
9 months 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.

40
7 months ago

Other companies were pitched before being accepted into the program.

40
7 months 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.

39
10 months ago

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

38
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.

35
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.

35
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.

35
10 months 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.

35
9 months 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.

35
8 months 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.

34
7 months ago

Other companies accepted into YC include:

34
3 months ago

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

34
1 year ago

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

33
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.

33
7 months 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.

33
6 months 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.

31
1 month ago

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

31
4 months 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.

30
2 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.

29
11 months 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.

29
11 months ago

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

29
10 months ago

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

27
4 months 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.

27
3 months 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.

26
7 months 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.

25
4 months 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.

25
2 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.

24
4 months ago

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

24
3 months 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.

24
5 months ago

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

23
1 month ago

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

23
5 months ago

A tool for B2B companies to accept payments for services.

22
2 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.

20
6 months ago

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

20
2 months ago

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

19
5 months 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.

18
1 month 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.

18
1 month 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.

17
4 months 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.

14
3 months ago

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

12
2 months 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.

12
22 days 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.

12
6 months ago

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

11
1 month ago

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

11
11 days 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.

7
2 years ago

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

6
26 days ago

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

6
17 days 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.

6
14 days ago

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

6
7 hours 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.

2
2 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.

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2 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.

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2 years ago

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

-1
2 years ago

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

-1
2 years ago

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

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