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5 months ago

A way to manage employee performance reviews. The startup is building an in-person review process, claiming that it’s more efficient, more fair, and less expensive than other alternatives.

583
3 years ago

In addition to making new sodas, this startup is looking to take on the soda industry as a whole by introducing healthier alternatives to soda, such as carbonated teas and fruit-flavored water.

273
3 years ago

A company that’s a Slack alternative, designed to be more intuitive and user friendly.

264
3 years ago

Builds and delivers smart meters for solar farms in India. The startup claims that it’s the lowest cost alternative to utility-scale solar.

231
7 months ago

A Fintech startup that offers small businesses an alternative to cash advances, with zero percent interest and no fees

220
2 years ago

A digital alternative to a courier service that provides delivery within a few hours.

208
2 years ago

An enterprise-focused Slack alternative, with focus on teams that need to collaborate. The company has also been expanding into other areas like marketing, design, engineering, and other business functions.

207
3 years ago

A lightweight alternative to a Mac, PC, or laptop on which you can perform any kind of computational work

197
3 years ago

A startup that helps hospitals find cheaper alternatives to the expensive equipment they use in the ER.

196
2 years ago

A group of friends who are building a kind of alternative to LinkedIn, with more emphasis on connections and less emphasis on the algorithm.

194
2 years ago

A provider of video and live streaming services for the enterprise, aiming to be a low-cost alternative to traditional video production.

179
3 years ago

Builds an alternative to the traditional car buying process.

177
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people find and use better alternatives to plastic bags, by helping them make shopping lists in their phone’s email. The startup has only been live for a week, but is already seeing a 30% conversion rate.

175
3 years ago

A startup that provides a “free and sustainable” alternative to plastic bags

171
1 year ago

Seeking to bring alternative dispute resolution to the legal industry, the startup helps companies to hire arbitrators and mediators in a way that they say is faster, cheaper, and more transparent than traditional law firms.

170
3 years ago

This company is building an alternative to the social networks that people use to connect with others. Rather than posting updates about yourself, you can post updates about other people.

166
3 years ago

A startup that wants to provide an alternative to the major companies that offer access to credit cards.

165
3 years ago

A company that offers a low-cost alternative to dental work for low-income people in the US.

164
1 year ago

A Slack alternative that’s built on the idea of “removing the friction from work”.

164
3 years ago

A startup that is building an alternative repository to Airbnb for people to find rentable resources This includes everything from homes to lawn mowers, from the startup’s own website

163
2 years ago

This startup is building a digital bank account in India. The founders say it’s a simpler, cheaper alternative to the physical ATM cards found in most cities.

161
3 years ago

The company has begun to experiment with a plan to bring a $10/month subscription service to consumers that would provide a weekly Amazon Prime-like service to customers. The company could be an alternative to people who don’t like Amazon Prime’s current offerings.

158
3 years ago

Notify is a data entry platform used by companies like Facebook, Slack, and Etsy. The startup is building an email-based alternative, so companies don’t have to rely on their help desk.

157
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people with their immigration paperwork (basically lawyer) A startup that provides an alternative to Airbnb for people to rent out their homes (which they are not living in)

156
3 years ago

A company aiming to expand the college degree market by making an alternative to the traditional college experience.

156
3 years ago

A tool for modeling and simulating the physical behavior of interaction with a product, with a focus on wearables. The startups aims to allow customers to model wearables in a way that’s more intuitive than the current alternatives

154
3 years ago

One of several startups that are building alternative work schedules that let people swap out their hours for the week. They all basically pair an employer with a local worker who can come in for extra hours in exchange for a small fee or a flat rate.

153
3 years ago

a mobile payments system for India. The startup is pitching itself as a cheaper alternative to the likes of Google Wallet and Paytm.

153
2 years ago

Walnut Ventures is building a digital banking alternative that is designed to be a bank for the unbanked.

150
3 years ago

A more affordable alternative to the Fitbit fitness tracker.

149
3 years ago

A startup that helps users find the closest public school or charter school that’s right for their family. It’s meant to bridge the gap between traditional public schools and new alternative school systems like charters.

147
3 years ago

A company hoping to make it easier for companies to own and manage their IP, bringing a digital licensing alternative to the enterprise. The company is based in NYC, has raised $1.5 million, and is looking to use the funding to expand.

145
3 years ago

A mini-storage startup that rents out small lockers, intended to be a more affordable alternative to larger storage units.

145
2 years ago

A platform that helps users buy and sell rental properties on a peer-to-peer basis. It’s an alternative to traditional real estate listings sites where users browse and search for rentals through a portal.

144
1 year ago

An AI-powered alternative to SMS, which promises to be “a next-generation messaging client that’s faster, cheaper and more secure”.

144
3 years ago

A startup that wants to build a platform for alternative medicine, like homeopathy.

143
3 years ago

An on-demand marketplace for your home, pitched as a more effective, more satisfying alternative to Airbnb.

143
2 years ago

A way to get monthly market quotes from a few different sources, pitched as an alternative to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.

143
3 years ago

The startup is building an alternative to the traditional paycheck. The company gets paid by employers, and in turn, pays employees in cryptocurrency.

142
3 years ago

A new kind of payments solution that’s an alternative to a bank account.

142
3 years ago

Recruiting software for the travel industry and alternative work arrangements.

137
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people find less expensive alternatives to their cable package

136
3 years ago

A news aggregator that’s meant to be a more effective alternative to Flipboard, and a way to get the latest news in your email inbox. The startup has raised millions of dollars and has over 10 million users, it says.

133
10 months ago

Fathom is a company that is making it easier to connect people with people who can help their ideas come to life. The company offers an alternative to the traditional approach of cold-calling people, instead offering a “media service” in the form of a “virtual assistant” that handles the follow-up.

133
3 years ago

This is an alternative to the standard subscription model for software. Instead of buying software and only using it, it allows companies to buy access to the software for a set number of uses over a year, and then the software is deactivated once the period is up.

131
3 years ago

A platform that helps companies track and manage their employees' spending. It's a more transparent alternative to the likes of Mint, but also one that has to be paid for by the company that uses it.

128
1 year ago

A banking solution meant to offer a new alternative to the credit card. The company is co-founded by former players from Stripe, who say they’re “creating a banking brand that works for the modern consumer”.

127
3 years ago

A health insurance alternative for young adults. It’s a $1 per month plan that is affordable and has low out of pocket costs for patients.

125
3 years ago

A Slack alternative for companies that have a lot of teams.

122
3 years ago

Only 1% of all workers in the US have their overtime legally included in their paychecks. This startup wants to be the alternative. They’re building a mobile app that tracks time and automatically computes overtime pay.

122
3 years ago

It’s not uncommon for someone to wake up with a hangover, but it’s often a hassle to find something to drink that doesn’t taste gross. The startup wants to make sure there is always a drinkable alternative to the morning-after-party staple, water.

121
3 years ago

A digital alternative for physical notes and calendars. The startup says it’s a better way to organize and share calendars with family and friends. They charge $5 per month for a calendar with unlimited notes.

121
3 years ago

BridgeCoin is a cryptocurrency-based lending platform that is “an alternative to the traditional banking system.”

120
3 years ago

This startup wants to offer a cheaper alternative to the costly, time-consuming process of renting a car, and make it easy for car buyers to find the right car for their needs.

117
1 year ago

A HealthKit alternative for health records on iOS.

117
3 years ago

This is a credit card processing startup that is aiming to offer a cheaper alternative for small businesses.

116
1 year ago

 An online platform that helps users build and manage a team of freelancers, with the company itself acting only as a middle-man. It’s a more sustainable alternative to traditional freelancing platforms like Upwork, and the company wants to use its own experience to help other companies build their own.

116
1 year ago

A mobile-first digital platform for buying and selling used cars, meant to be an alternative to Craigslist and other online classifieds.

115
3 years ago

This company is building a “truly independent” alternative to Google News. It looks at all the news sources on the web and aggregates them into a single stream, eliminating the need for users to manually visit all their sources.

113
1 year ago

A startup that aims to bring a free, ad-free alternative to the world’s most popular lifestyle app, Tinder.

112
3 years ago

A startup that wants to use blockchain technology to create an alternative to Wall Street. The company wants to connect investors with funds and manage risk.

111
3 years ago

A startup that builds a homegrown alternative to the likes of Instagram, PicsArt, and Snapchat

109
2 years ago

A program for graduating students to match them with jobs and internships, pitching itself as an alternative to unpaid internships.

107
2 years ago

A tool for freelancers that allows them to create invoices with no upfront cost or monthly subscription. The startup is looking to be a cheaper alternative to Upwork and Freelancer.

106
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a text-based payments platform for the people of the developing world. The company offers an alternative to Venmo for users in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, and India.

102
2 years ago

A B2B company that aims to offer an alternative to payroll services that is based around the value employees bring to companies.

101
3 years ago

A startup that will make it easier for companies to take their vacation time. Founders say it’s designed to be a more affordable alternative to the likes of Voyageur, which charges $50 for the service and $99 per person.

99
1 year ago

This startup wants to be an alternative to the SEC. It wants to be a way to invest in private companies with SEC-approved funds.

92
3 years ago

A group of startups that wants to build a more flexible alternative to the more common SaaS model. The startups want to build tools that let people customize their solutions into “custom apps” that can be sold to customers directly.

90
2 years ago

A free online calendar that syncs across all devices. It’s a digital alternative to paper calendars, and uses a scoring system to keep track of upcoming events.

89
3 years ago

Idea: This startup is building an alternative to Paypal for international money transfers, with a focus on Mark Zuckerberg’s favorite country, India.

87
2 years ago

An alternative to credit cards for startups, based out of Spain.

87
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help companies scale their sales without hiring more salespeople. They’ve designed their platform to be a more efficient alternative to hiring more salespeople.

84
2 years ago

A startup that’s working on an alternative to the taxi app. Instead of calling a car to come pick you up, you call your car. The startup is working on an app that lets you call the car using a phone app, rather than having to use your phone.

83
2 years ago

The world’s first ad-free news app, designed to be a more ethical and trustworthy alternative to services like Facebook, Google and Twitter.

83
2 years ago

This company wants to build a platform for sharing and trading solar power. It’s an open source alternative to solar exchange markets.

82
2 years ago

This is a wearable for women that helps them track the menstrual cycle. The company aims to create a cheaper alternative to other wearable products.

82
1 year ago

A social network for artists. The startup aims to be “an alternative to other social media platforms,” by offering a platform where artists can connect with fans and fellow artists, while also selling artwork.

82
2 years ago

A startup for restaurant workers that allows them to pick up shifts from other employees on the app, serving as an alternative to hiring.

81
2 years ago

This startup looks to build a more flexible, less expensive alternative to traditional DNS (domain name server) services (think Cloudflare.)

81
2 years ago

Building an alternative to the standard ERP software package for small business, one that is faster, cheaper, and easier to use.

81
2 years ago

A remote employee scheduling and communication tool, serving as an alternative to Slack and Hipchat.

81
1 year ago

A dropbox alternative for artists and creatives who want to collaborate on projects. The company is building out a digital community for sharing files and ad-free storage.

81
2 years ago

A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

78
1 year ago

A platform for sellers and brands to grow on the Shopify platform by providing an alternative to the storefront that many sellers already use there.

78
2 years ago

This startup offers an alternative to the traditional lockbox for data centers. It’s a tamper-resistant container that can be set to be unlocked by a single person, making it easier to ensure that data is secure.

77
2 years ago

A ride-sharing service that uses algorithms to match drivers with customers, as an alternative to the taxi companies that dominate the market. The drivers are paid when they’re matched with customers with a ride, and the startup is profitable.

76
2 years ago

A platform that helps people in developing economies get around the inefficiencies of the current financial system. Its founders say that their platform is “an order of magnitude cheaper” than other existing alternatives.

76
2 years ago

A digital alternative to the physical world for worker training, meant to allow companies to become more efficient by paying their employees to work at home.

76
1 year ago

A subscription-based system that lets you set up a party and invite people to attend. It’s a hotel alternative that’s supposed to be more social and fun.

76
1 year ago

A tool that helps restaurants plan and manage their catering. It’s an alternative to the standard big-box caterer, which requires a big investment and a lot of custom work.

74
2 years ago

A startup that wants nothing more than to help consumers get their hands on a healthier, more sustainable, more convenient alternative to bottled water.

73
2 years ago

An alternative to the pay-per-click model of web advertising that’s based on a subscription model rather than a pay-per-click scheme. It’s pitching itself as a way for both marketers and consumers to get the information they want.

72
2 years ago

An alternative to the more popular sharing apps like Snapchat, where people can share videos with friends, but also keep their messages private.

72
2 years ago

A smart suit that monitors a cyclist’s body and sounds an alert if the cyclist is having a heart attack. Geekster’s founders say that it’s a much cheaper alternative to an electrocardiogram, and only takes a few seconds to measure a person’s heart rate.

72
2 years ago

An “organization of organizations” that claims to offer an alternative to traditional venture capital, with a focus on helping founders bring their products to market.

72
1 year ago

A content management system that enables small businesses to use their own custom backend. It’s a simpler way for small businesses to run their sites, and is also a cheaper alternative to using something like WordPress.

72
2 years ago

A credit card processor that works with large banks to offer startups and small businesses an alternative to credit cards.

71
2 years ago

Zulberry is a mobile payments and commerce platform aimed at growing business in emerging markets. The company wants to become a more effective digital alternative to cash.

70
2 years ago

A “private social network” with a “pay-what-you-can membership” that’s meant to be a more private and fiscally sustainable alternative to social media sites like Facebook. The company is growing quickly and currently has 30,000 members.

70
2 years ago

This startup is a “smarter way of sending money”, replacing paper checks with digital payments. The startup is essentially a digital alternative to pre-paid gift cards.

70
1 year ago

A company selling semi-conductors that are lower-cost alternatives to silicon.

69
2 years ago

A company that helps people pay their bills, offering a more simple and affordable alternative to the existing systems that charge users too much money for complex and unneeded features.

67
2 years ago

A digital signboard for photos and text that the startup hopes will be an easier alternative to using a wall or attic. The business is currently in beta and is looking to raise a Series A round.

67
1 year ago

A startup that helps investors raise money. It’s an alternative to traditional seed funding networks.

66
1 year ago

A less expensive alternative to Uber's surge pricing, the startup's product is a flat rate based on demand.

66
2 years ago

A “library of points of interest” that allows users to search a 3D Spatio-temporal map, which they can then mark as favorites. The startup says their “points of interest” are more than just “coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries” and that their map will be “a more inclusive, relevant and vivid alternative to Google Maps”.

65
2 years ago

A digital alternative to the gym membership that offers fitness classes and events tailored to the individual.

65
2 years ago

A GitHub alternative that will allow developers to host their code outside of GitHub's walled garden.

64
1 year ago

It’s a way of buying and selling that alternatives have failed to match: a company that is fully transparent about its workings, based on the idea that you should always be paid what you’re worth.

64
1 year ago

A company that allows merchants to get around the credit card processing fees they pay by offering alternative payment options to their customers.

64
2 years ago

A startup that's offering an alternative to a traditional 401(k) plan. It’s a “savings account for a millennial” that lets people take out cash for specific purposes.

63
1 year ago

A platform for startups that want to bring their products to life through hardware. It’s meant to be a cheaper alternative to other prototyping and hardware startups, by linking to their own manufacturing partners.

63
1 year ago

A food-delivery startup that takes the hassle out of eating at home by delivering food prepared by local chefs — a much more inexpensive alternative to restaurants.

63
1 year ago

A company that wants to offer an alternative to the traditional way of buying insurance. Instead of taking a chance on a new product, people can buy a plan and get a better idea of what their costs would be.

63
1 year ago

A company that wants to make a low-cost alternative to buying an iPhone. The startup aims to offer only unlocked iPhones at a lower price than the one that carriers charge. The founders say they've built a working model and have been selling the first batch of phones since June.

63
2 years ago

A Google Docs alternative that organizes documents chronologically, and lets you add notes or tags on the document.

62
2 years ago

A company that provides an alternative to the traditional model of doctor’s visits. The startup wants to take the guesswork out of scheduling appointments and provide a seamless online experience.

61
2 years ago

This “alternative” investing platform is working to give investors a way to use algorithms to help them determine which stocks will go up and which will go down, and their currency of choice.

60
2 years ago

This startup is building a service to help people create their own “satellite” internet, connecting it to existing cellular networks. The founders of the startup say the service is a better alternative to the speeds of existing satellite broadband.

59
2 years ago

A keylogger for Macs. It’s a little bit less annoying than the alternative.

57
1 year ago

Google’s self-driving cars aren’t ready for the public yet, but that hasn’t stopped some people from building their own. The startup, which is based in San Francisco, is helping others build their own self-driving car kits in the hopes of creating a viable alternative to the Google car.

57
1 year ago

Rides, a ridesharing company that focuses on providing a cheaper and friendlier alternative to Uber and Lyft. The company was founded on an idea that the majority of people want ridesharing but don’t want to pay the higher prices of Uber and Lyft. Rides is currently operating in Atlanta, GA, with plans to expand to other cities.

57
2 years ago

An alternative to traditional social network sites for content curation, letting users create and share “micro-content” in smaller, more digestible chunks.

55
2 years ago

This is a service for selling cheap tickets to events, it’s a cheaper alternative to Stubhub.

55
1 year ago

The company has a new product that lets small businesses use the same tools as larger companies to set up a storefront. The product is meant to be a more accessible alternative to the Shopify platform.

55
1 year ago

A maker of personal protective equipment for people who work with hazardous chemicals. The startup aims to create a more affordable and accessible alternative to the typical high-end PPE.

55
1 year ago

A company that’s building a blockchain-based alternative to the healthcare industry’s online health records.

55
1 year ago

This startup is trying to create an alternative to VC funding. Instead of taking a piece of equity, investors pay a fee that is locked in for the entire life of the company.

55
1 year ago

A startup for professionals to sell their skills, providing an alternative to the freelance marketplace UpWork.

55
1 year ago

A startup that allows people to pay for goods in exchange for a percentage of the goods sold. It’s similar to the concept of a reward card and is an alternative to services like Swagbucks and other similar programs.

55
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building an AI-powered platform, intended as an alternative to the likes of Verint and others, meant to help call centers

54
1 year ago

A “portal” for alternative asset investors that helps them track their portfolios.

54
2 years ago

A cloud-based alternative to heavy-duty document management systems.

53
9 months ago

A financial services platform that connects small businesses with traditional banks and alternative finance providers.

53
3 years ago

Idea: Building a blockchain-based twitter alternative

52
2 years ago

This startup is building a simple service for sending and receiving payments that are cheaper and faster than the traditional option. The startup is focused on being a cheaper and faster alternative for peer-to-peer payments in developing markets.

52
1 year ago

A mobile-first payments alternative that focuses on micropayments. The startup aims to take a cut of each transaction and hopes to revolutionize the way small businesses pay for goods and services.

52
1 year ago

A company that aims to build an alternative to the decision support software used by insurance companies.

52
1 year ago

A company that provides developers with a sponsor-driven alternative to funding. The company is currently building a platform that allows developers to build a product, have it tested by a community of backers, and have them kick in money to get the product to market.

52
1 year ago

An alternative to the email marketing industry, which is facing the threat of email overload. The company is building an email marketing solution that helps business send fewer but more targeted campaigns.

51
1 year ago

Local competitor to the popular Groovebook alternative, which is also working on business analytics for travel.

51
1 year ago

An automated payment platform for companies that wants to build an alternative to PayPal for small businesses and startups.

51
1 year ago

A secure messaging app that offers end-to-end encryption. The company was founded in 2014 by a group of WhatsApp co-founders as an alternative to Facebook’s Messenger service.

51
1 year ago

 A platform that uses AI to help recruiters find candidates. Founded by the former CEO of Glassdoor, the company is aiming to be a highly-targeted alternative to traditional job boards.

50
9 months ago

A startup to market and provide an alternative to traditional home loans for first-time homebuyers in the US. The company estimates their loan will be 20% less expensive than the average mortgage.

50
1 year ago

A startup in the biotech space that’s trying to disrupt the whole pharma industry by providing a cheaper, more user-friendly alternative to biotech drugs.

49
1 year ago

A company that wants to bring a more collaborative, flexible alternative to Slack. The company’s CEO is focused on the project so deeply that he’s been known to send his employees to work from the kitchen while they’re cooking, getting all of their orders out and done.

48
1 year ago

A new way of managing employee salaries, benefits, and perks. It’s a more powerful alternative to spreadsheets and other tools that are limited by the number of people using them.

48
11 months ago

This startup wants to give freelancers an alternative to the freelance marketplace, with a startup that pays them more than what they’d typically get in the marketplace.

46
10 months ago

The company aims to build a platform that allows users to invest in alternative assets or instruments of exchange through the power of social interaction.

46
1 year ago

A company that provides professional, non-intrusive security service to protect privileged accounts. It’s a B2B business, with the CEO saying that it’s difficult to get security services for large companies. HotPass was started by former CIA and NSA employees to provide more secure alternatives to encryption.

45
10 months ago

A tool to help startup founders build their startup vision. It’s a virtual printer that allows you to build a full-scale prototype of your product with a few clicks of your mouse. The startup is looking to make prototyping a viable alternative to using physical models.

45
3 years ago

Idea: A peer-to-peer lending marketplace The startup offers an alternative to traditional banks, which the founders say offer high interest rates, but often have hidden fees

44
1 year ago

A way to collect and analyze large amounts of data from communities across the U.S. and Canada. The startup’s app is an alternative to existing pollsters like SurveyMonkey and SurveyCaster, meant to make surveys easier to collect and analyze.

44
1 year 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.

43
1 year ago

The startup is building an alternative to the Windows Store, in which it will be easier to build, distribute, and manage apps.

42
1 year ago

A community-run Reddit alternative focused on community-driven journalism that can be read on any device. Contently is hoping to create a “lean-back version of the newsroom.”

41
1 year ago

A more secure alternative to Gmail, aimed at businesses and high-security users

41
1 year ago

A startup that helps you get the most out of your commute. TransitHero tracks your commute and shows you where you should leave based on time and time of day. It then helps you find out how to get to your destination, with an app that shows you alternative routes and timetables.

40
5 months ago

A startup that wants to be an alternative to the sharing economy. The startup wants to be a service that helps people rent or sell their cars.

39
1 year ago

A startup, built with a focus on the working professional, that helps users find the lowest cost alternatives to their mass transit pass.

38
1 year ago

A company that wants to make a more powerful, efficient, and cheaper alternative to launching a company

38
3 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of doctors who specialize in alternative medicine

37
3 years ago

Idea: This company has created a coffee substitute made from cassava root. It’s designed to be a water-soluble powder, and aims to be a healthier alternative to sugar-laden coffee.

37
3 years ago

Idea: A Salesforce alternative that offers easy integrations with Github, Bitbucket, and Slack

36
1 year ago

A fintech company with a focus on credit products for women. The company is pitching itself as a cheaper alternative to the big banks, and is already working with a number of small businesses.

36
1 year ago

A tool that lets people create custom, legible, and consistent passwords. It’s an alternative to using a password manager tool like 1Password.

36
1 year ago

A “hip” alternative to the traditional recruiting process that helps companies find, vet, and hire the best new employees.

35
1 year ago

The startup builds tools to help shoppers make better decisions when buying everyday items. The tool will be used on a smartphone app, with options to allow users to see how a certain item performs over the course of a year, or compare the cost of a branded product to its generic alternative.

34
1 year ago

A payment platform that collects fees from companies that take credit cards offline. It’s a more secure alternative to the way most businesses currently process card-based payments.

34
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to register a product in their name and then receive a “credit card” by simply scanning a QR code off the product. It’s a peer-to-peer marketplace, so the startup takes a cut, but it’s meant to be an easier, cheaper alternative to going through a bank.

34
11 months ago

This startup offers an alternative to the traditional school attendance system for employees of companies, letting them track attendance via their phones and allowing them to pay back a portion of their benefits for missed days.

33
10 months ago

A company that is building an alternative to the current Facebook and Google search engines that are based on "deep learning".

33
8 months ago

A file synchronization system for desktop apps. The startup is building an open source alternative to Dropbox, and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Collaborative Fund.

33
1 year ago

A B2B SaaS startup that provides a cheaper and more transparent accounting alternative to traditional accounting software. They’re currently in the process of acquiring two customers.

31
1 year ago

This is a “smart” address book and reminder app. It allows users to create profiles in their address book, importing contacts from various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. It offers an alternative to address books that only have a single tabbed page. It also has a “reminders” section that allows you to create reminders based on location and time of day.

30
10 months ago

A company that sells proprietary software that lets companies manage and track their data as an alternative to the “big data” approach of many tech companies.

28
11 months ago

ePlan is looking to be the alternative to the long-standing enterprise software market, which hasn’t seen much innovation since Oracle’s SPE software. ePlan wants to build the platform where a company’s HR and finance departments can collaborate on the same projects rather than compete.

26
9 months ago

"BarkBox is a monthly subscription service that sends a box of healthy, organic treats to your pup's door every month. BarkBox ships their treats to you in a box that's specifically made for dogs. BarkBox provides a healthy alternative to commercial treats and treats dog owners by themselves"

25
8 months ago

A startup that provides a digital alternative to credit scores, with the goal of helping people buy homes.

25
11 months ago

A branchless bank, which offers an alternative to brick and mortar banks that rely on ATMs.

24
10 months ago

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

23
8 months ago

A peer-to-peer marketplace that matches buyers with sellers of used equipment. The company seeks to disrupt the retail industry by offering a lower-cost alternative to buying used equipment.

22
7 months ago

An AI-powered product designer, with a focus on 3D printing. The company wants to help designers and engineers with their 3D designs and build it in a way that’s easier to use than alternatives like Meshmixer and 3D printing software.

22
6 months ago

A startup that helps you organize and track your expenses, from the food you eat to the things you buy. The app is designed to be an alternative to using spreadsheets, and is currently in beta.

21
9 months ago

A platform for cross-border payments that allows payments to be made in any currency, instantly. It’s an alternative to incumbents like TransferWise but rather than charging a flat fee, it has a subscription model that charges a percentage.

20
8 months ago

A startup for used cars, used trucks, and used machinery. The company wants to be an alternative to eBay and Craigslist for selling used assets.

20
8 months ago

 “A new kind of bank account that gives you free money”.  A new account that is meant to be an alternative to the checking account that doesn’t have overdraft fees just like a checking account. Instead, the account has a debit card in addition to the free money.

18
6 months ago

A TED-style conference for entrepreneurs , pitched as “an alternative to the Davos brain-drain”.

13
5 months ago

 A startup that aims to replace banks with a less-expensive alternative that allows users to open and manage their own bank accounts.

13
6 months ago

This startup is building an alternative to Slack for teams that want to use a shared calendar but don’t want to pay for a separate Slack.

10
3 years ago

A startup that provides an alternative to a hotel for people who are traveling

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3 years ago

A startup that provides a way for users to alert emergency services of their location This is meant to be used as an alternative to calling 911, which is often the default option for users in emergency

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3 years ago

Idea: An alternative to Adobe, focused on web performance

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3 years ago

Idea: A customizable webmail service, which aims to be a ‘safer’ alternative to Gmail. The startup has seen over $25,000 in monthly recurring revenue since launching in April 2019.

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3 years ago

A startup that provides a platform for creating custom photo edits for your social media posts. A nice alternative to Canva and other tools for creating social media images.

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