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2 months ago

A startup that helps people get their kids into top schools. The startup connects students with their dream colleges and helps guide them through each step of the application process.

258
1 year ago

The startup, which is meant to help the US military create innovative solutions, is looking for a customer with a mission-critical application to help it develop a better one.

204
1 year ago

A cloud-based application that helps companies manage compliance and legal standards.

200
1 year ago

A startup that helps track and connect people who want to apply for jobs in a specific city, and allows them to see the job openings, apply and schedule interviews, get feedback on their applications, and communicate with recruiters. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

174
1 year ago

A mobile application that allows users to earn cash back on their purchases in exchange for providing feedback.

168
2 years ago

A tool that optimizes the security of cloud applications.

161
2 years ago

An open-source web application for creating and managing virtual classrooms and events.

155
2 years ago

A startup that is creating an automated process to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud

142
2 years ago

A mobile application that takes care of all the background tasks of running a business. It allows you to focus on making your business more efficient.

142
2 years ago

A company that builds the “Airbnb for internships”, connecting students with companies looking for summer interns. It’s a platform that allows both internships to be created and offers a marketplace for applications.

140
2 years ago

A tool for creating custom front-end web applications with a drag-and-drop interface

139
2 years ago

Idea: A mobile application that lets you hire people on-demand to do tasks around the house

137
2 years ago

A startup that aggregates offline data on a device and allows it to be accessed by other applications.

137
2 years ago

A drag-and-drop web app for building a prototype of a web application in minutes.

134
2 years ago

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

134
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for people who need to get their applications or websites running quickly online, without having to go through the hassle of setting up servers

133
2 years ago

This is a mobile application that helps entrepreneurs find, vet and manage teams. It was built by Y Combinator’s own team and is a set of tools that help founders navigate the startup ecosystem.

133
2 years ago

A software company that helps brands with crisis management. They want to simplify crisis communication through their application, which allows users to create a plan of action, rally staff, and engage with customers.

131
2 years ago

A platform that makes it easier to build and deploy decentralized applications on the Ethereum network. The startup aims to make Ethereum as easy to use as a web app, with an initial focus on dapps for financial services.

131
1 year ago

A startuplicant tracking platform for online job applications. The startup wants to scale to support large recruitment events like the YC Demo Day.

131
1 year ago

A developer platform for building and managing software applications. The company is launching with one product, but plans to scale across several verticals.

130
2 years ago

This is an application that lets you set up a credit card and apply for a bank loan instantly, within a few minutes of signing up.

129
2 years ago

This startup has built a startup loan application service that offers loans to small businesses with less than $250,000 in annual revenue.

129
1 year ago

A product management platform for agencies, developers, and designers that helps companies plan, identify, prioritize, and integrate features for their software applications.

129
1 year ago

A tool for software developers to easily build their own web applications.

129
2 years ago

A new kind of company that uses algorithms and machine learning to predict how well its customers will do in the future. Possible applications include helping companies set up 401k plans that are as good for their employees as they are for the company’s bottom line.

128
2 years ago

A new networking application, like LinkedIn.

127
2 years ago

A platform for building applications for homeowners using the Nest thermostat.

127
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.

126
2 years ago

"An automated way to scale and manage applications that help businesses solve problems. It uses machine learning, ecommerce, and a referral program to build a community of users.”

125
2 years ago

Slack is a project management and chat platform for teams and groups. Slack builds software as a service (SaaS) products, which are web-based applications that companies or organizations can use instead of having to install or maintain software on their own computer.

124
2 years ago

This is a tool for developers that makes it easier to “deploy a single application to all of your connected devices”.

124
2 years ago

An automated system for testing web application performance.

123
2 years ago

A content-management platform on which you can build websites, applications, and forums.

122
2 years ago

This startup is building a mobile application that allows you to book hotels and flights from your phone.

121
9 months ago

A news application that focuses on sports games and the sports world.

121
2 years ago

A company that develops web applications for businesses, such as e-commerce platforms or online store builders.

120
2 years ago

The company's app is designed to help consumers monitor the health of their finances, including credit scores, debt and income. The application, which is in beta, is available for Android and Apple iOS smartphones.

119
2 years ago

A tool that allows programmers to build and edit .NET Framework applications directly from their smart phones

119
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to help developers build chatbot applications and turn them into standalone mobile apps.

118
2 years ago

A tool for building, managing, and deploying custom web applications, available on a free tier.

118
2 years ago

A startup that enables a group of people to share their carpools and public transportation with one another. It’s a bit of a meta application in that the startup is building an app to help companies integrate carpooling into their business models.

117
2 years ago

A platform that allows businesses to grant employees access to multiple work tools and applications. It’s currently in beta.

117
2 years ago

An enterprise application designed to help companies manage the spread of malware and security threats. The startup is built on a platform that provides IT teams with a single view of all of the company’s security threats, allowing them to prioritize and control those threats without wasting time.

115
2 years ago

An enterprise application integration (EAI) platform for managing complex API integrations.

115
2 years ago

A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”

114
2 years ago

A tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

114
2 years ago

A simple software application that helps users nail down their hourly rates.

114
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for companies to provide their employees with secure access to a range of cloud applications

113
2 years ago

Asana is building an application for managing recurring meetings in a way that makes it easy for both attendees and hosts. They’re building out a dashboard for meeting organizers that helps them schedule meetings across personas and different time zones, and alerts them when meetings are about to start or end.

113
2 years ago

A tool for the legal cannabis industry to help dispensaries track and manage their inventory. The startup is also developing a web application for dispensaries to manage patient data.

113
2 years ago

A mobile application that lets you trade money via peer-to-peer, similar to Venmo and other P2P apps. The startup is currently in development, with plans to launch in Q1 2019.

113
2 years ago

A financial management application to help freelancers get paid, track their costs, and manage their invoices.

112
2 years ago

This startup is building an application that connects credit unions with third parties like landlords, allowing them to provide credit to their members at a lower cost than in-person lenders.

111
2 years ago

 A startup that wants to disrupt the HR market by automating the job application process.

111
2 years ago

A company that is building an API to connect real-time data to multiple applications/websites.

109
2 years ago

This is an application for trading 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mortgages. The startup has raised $1.4 million from investors like Alphabet’s GV and Comcast’s NBCUniversal Ventures. Prior to YC, the company raised $1.2 million in seed funding from investors like Cowboy Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Social Starts and Social Finance.

109
1 year ago

A cross-platform desktop application that allows users to log into their apps without their credentials and automatically logs them into their bank accounts. The startup is building the company off of Yodlee’s data and wants to build it further into apps like Facebook, Spotify, and others.

109
2 years ago

A SaaS solution that helps software developers build and manage mobile applications. The startup is looking to allow companies to create a mobile application for any of their products, with the system automatically building the app for them.

107
2 years ago

A SaaS application meant to help recruiters manage the process of calling and hiring candidates, and keep track of who they’ve interviewed and what they’ve asked.

106
2 years ago

The App Factory is building a platform to build, distribute, and manage applications from a team of developers and designers. It’s a mix of Slack, Trello, and Jira.

106
2 years ago

A desktop application that allows people to quickly and easily pay their bills, from utility companies to credit card companies.

106
2 years ago

WAM is building a mobile application that allows brands to better manage their social media accounts.

105
2 years ago

A web-based application that helps companies manage their inventory and track it using an inventory management system like Shopify.

105
2 years ago

A way to send photos and videos to friends and family via a web application.

104
2 years ago

A tool for developers to create web applications that can interact with other online services.

104
2 years ago

An “app store” for the cloud that “helps companies move their applications into the cloud, without losing their data”.

103
2 years ago

A platform for software developers to be able to build and test mobile apps and websites with ease. In a press release, the company said that its technology was “designed to reduce the time and cost of development for mobile applications.”

103
2 years ago

PowerMeter is a smart meter data company. They want to provide “a data-driven mobile application for consumers and businesses that uses data from the smart meters to provide insights about power consumption, cost savings, and energy savings on a monthly and annual basis.”

102
10 months ago

This startup is creating a mobile application that allows hoteliers to make their own custom games and share them with their guests.

102
2 years ago

A web application that would allow you to manage all of your ‘to-do’ items in one place.

101
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.

101
2 years ago

A startup that is building a platform for mobile phone companies and carriers to provide their services on the open web and in mobile applications, instead of requiring people to download an app.

100
2 years ago

A digital mortgage application for consumers.

100
2 years ago

Zach wants to help people who don't want to use a traditional bank — they don't want to install an app, or they want to use a specific app for different financial needs. Zach is a mobile application that lets you do this, with a free service called Zach Wallet.

100
1 year ago

A startup that helps people fill out job applications and offers more accurate insights about what they’re truly interested in.

100
2 years ago

A company focused on helping companies find and recruit people who create content like blogs, podcasts, or YouTube channels. Content creators have to manually fill out applications and get approval from the startup to be on their platform. The startup has already raised $100,000 and is looking for more investment.

98
1 year ago

This company is building a way to add gender-neutral language to websites and applications. It’s a way to extend the gender-neutral language that’s already been created for things like vacation rentals or the LGBTQ community by defaulting to “them” whenever they’re not specified.

98
1 year ago

The startup helps companies coordinate meetings and events in a more efficient way with a mobile application that lets people request times to meet and itineraries for the meetings. It’s been used on over 7,000 events and 500 events per month.

98
2 years ago

A platform that connects people looking to go back to school with students willing to help each other out with things like homework, tutoring, and test prep. The founders say they’ve already helped more than 6,000 students fill out their applications and get into the class of their dreams.

97
2 years ago

A company that wants to make it easier for people to fill out job applications. It is currently in the early stages of deploying a product for employers to manage their job applications.

97
1 year ago

A tool for teachers to collaborate and review lessons with students, built as a web application.

97
1 year ago

A startup that lets you create a custom, branded, and optimized mobile application using the same platform that’s used by Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

97
2 years ago

A mobile application that uses a custom demo version of Facebook’s Graph API to allow users to create and share an interactive digital business card that includes information about their company, including their team.

95
1 year ago

A single-page application framework that aims to let developers build highly-optimized mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Modernizr is used by over 100,000 developers.

95
2 years ago

A mobile application that allows the user to create and share movement plans and trainings. The startup wants to help people share their workout plans with their friends, allowing them to track progress.

94
2 years ago

A microservices-based API which helps developers build applications which benefit from faster and more efficient data processing, often beyond traditional limits of the cloud.

94
2 years ago

 A startup for hotels to receive guest reviews. It allows hotels to easily build a phone application that allows guests to submit feedback. It’s also a way for hotels to tap into a big, untapped market of millennials who like to review things on their phones.

94
1 year ago

“A cross-platform software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to easily use and build applications for the Amazon Echo smart speaker.”

94
2 years ago

A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

93
1 year ago

The startup has built a software platform that gives brands the ability to create real-time webinars through web browsers or mobile applications. The company is based in New York City and is backed by a $3 million seed round from investors including 500 Startups, Forerunner Ventures, and Lerer Ventures.

93
1 year ago

A company that is building an application that allows you to synthesize perfumes from a drop of scent.

93
2 years ago

A company that helps companies build, operate, and secure their own mobile applications.

92
1 year ago

A health insurance company that helps you fill out your health insurance application with your answers on a mobile app.

92
2 years ago

A startup that uses “crunchtime” to help companies and teams get things done. The startup’s core product is a web application that helps teams manage tasks and shares status updates.

91
2 years ago

Online platform for building decentralized applications, allowing teams to build their own apps and run them with a simple API.

91
1 year ago

A SaaS application that helps businesses manage and secure their customers by creating and enforcing rules for their phone numbers.

91
1 year ago

Talent Management solutions for HR teams. The startup is building a platform for HR teams that helps them build a stack of applications that can focus on specific functions.

91
2 years ago

A software company that has developed a platform for digital asset management, enabling users to track, record and manage their digital assets. The company offers a cloud-based service that allows users to access their digital assets as well as a mobile application that allows users to upload, download, track, and manage digital assets.

90
2 years ago

This is an application to help people find a doctor and get an appointment within 24 hours. The startup is seeking to partner with hospitals to help users find doctors for in-person visits.

90
2 years ago

Taking the speed and agility of the mobile web and developing a platform that can be used on any device, including desktops. The startup, which was started in 2013, is one of the few startups creating a truly mobile web application.

90
2 years ago

An OS that uses Windows-style metaphors and a desktop-style interface to make it work like OSX, but with Windows-style applications.

89
1 year ago

A social networking application for business professionals.

89
1 year ago

A toolkit for high-school students to create their own data science applications.

89
2 years ago

A “free, no-code” web application that allows teams to create and manage a shared document repository. It’s currently in a beta stage and costs $7 per month.

88
5 months ago

A workplace application that automatically analyzes emails to determine which emails are the most important and should be answered immediately. It’s trying to replace the traditional “email triage” process with a more targeted process that says, for instance, “take care of these 10 emails first, then this one”.

88
2 years ago

A tool for teams to file and manage their patent applications

87
2 years ago

A SaaS-based application for meeting and event planning that includes an online calendar, interactive maps, and invitations.

86
2 years ago

A platform for building mobile applications for small businesses, with an easy-to-use dashboard. The startup is looking to compete with popular platforms like Square and Stripe.

86
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurant workers keep track of multiple job applications and reviews.

86
2 years ago

This is a mobile application that helps people find the nearest bus stop for their commute. It’s more than just a tool to find routes, the app also provides real-time alerts to riders who are nearby, letting them know when the next bus is arriving. Founded in June, the startup has plans to expand to other cities and has run tests in San Francisco and Minneapolis.

85
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a streamlined enterprise mobile application. Its platform lets businesses choose from pre-built mobile apps or customize them from scratch. It’s built on the Salesforce Chatter API and is targeting the C-Suite.

85
2 years ago

Building a mortgage application and loan application that takes traditional paperwork out of the equation and runs it through an AI engine.

85
1 year ago

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

85
2 years ago

A “real-time messaging application that enables people to communicate online in real-time”. They’re working with tech firms in the Washington DC area, and say they expect to expand beyond their current market by 2020.

84
2 years ago

A mobile application that helps users track and listen to their favorite musical artists.

84
2 years ago

An automated way for companies to build their own mobile applications. The startup’s founders say that it allows companies to create applications without having to hire developers or design them from scratch.

84
1 year ago

This startup is developing an Android SDK for building applications that can quickly enhance photos with face detection, blurring, or filters. The client-side SDK is for developers who want to build their own apps on top of the iOS app.

84
2 years ago

This is a SaaS application with a question and answer format that allows people to talk about ideas and their progress. The startup wants to build out a content management platform to help people publish their work.

83
2 years ago

A loan application platform that uses machine learning algorithms to identify fraudulent loan applications and offers discounted rates to borrowers.

82
1 year ago

A startup that aims to solve the problem of re-marketing in higher education recruiting by building a way to help schools replace the need for multiple applications.

82
1 year ago

An API that can be used to integrate web and mobile applications with the API and create a single platform. The API is designed to help enterprise and developers build applications with a central hub that can be accessed from multiple devices.

82
22 days ago

A credit card application for the underbanked, where users pay a small fee to use the card and earn credit line rewards.

82
1 year ago

A free online application for learning Portuguese, Spanish, French, or Italian.

81
1 year ago

A digital payments application for small businesses that replaces a bank account, credit card, and direct debit. The B2B business uses the same technology that allows a company to charge purchases to a credit card.

81
1 year ago

A company that builds a way to observe and track the movement of people in real time through a smartphone application. It’s a way to keep celebrities safe at festivals and other events. The founders say they’ve already been approached by several celebrities to use their product.

81
14 days ago

Web application that lets people pay for and receive groceries without cash.

81
2 years ago

A platform that allows companies to create web applications that work on any device, and connect with each other.

80
1 year ago

A mobile application development platform that helps bring to life the idea for a mobile app that helps in the development of an innovative product.

80
1 year ago

A company that helps students get into medical school by matching them with mentors. It takes a student’s application and provides recommendations on which medical school to apply to, based on the student’s chances of getting into medical school.

80
2 years ago

A platform that allows developers to build and sell applications for companies that want to offer or manage a loyalty program.

79
1 year ago

A platform that allows users to have messaging conversations with their pets, with the company providing the service of getting their pets to say a phrase or a word through a mobile application.

79
1 year ago

a free front-end application for Gmail that allows users to download and share their email directly to other messaging apps. The company’s aim is to provide a simpler, more intuitive interface for users to manage their email.

79
1 year ago

A company that creates a suite of applications for small businesses to automate tasks and shave time off their work week.

79
1 year ago

A startup that builds a prediction engine for how different financial instruments will perform. It’s first application is a prediction for bitcoin.

77
1 year ago

The founders of this cloud-based recruiting startup say that they’ve discovered that many people don’t have a good idea of what their job responsibilities are. They’re building an application that can help people figure that out, and then identify the best fit for each position in the pool.

77
2 years ago

The startup is building a tool for customizing software for a particular application or job, and making the process of creating custom software easier.

76
1 year ago

In January, the team at this startup launched a video-editing application that looks to improve the quality of videos with a focus on face detection and video stabilization. The startup claims to have gained 1,000 users since its launch.

76
1 year ago

This startup wants to streamline the college application process by letting students manage their entire application through a single portal, with the goal of making the process easier and better for students.

76
1 year ago

A startup that vets credit card applications by customers before they’re approved. The startup says it’s saved its customers a few million dollars in potential fraud.

76
1 year ago

A mobile application which provides the user with information about the location of points of interest and allows the user to consult them by turn.

76
9 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for software developers to debug their code and fix bugs in their applications.

76
2 years ago

 A way to streamline the process of getting a loan for a startup (or other company in need of financing). The company provides a marketplace for financing and a loan application, with providers ranging from big banks to crowdlending sites. They’re currently in the process of raising Series A funding.

75
2 years ago

This is an “automated” loan application process for small business borrowers. The startup says its technology can analyze the financials of a business in minutes and make a quick decision on whether or not to give them a loan.

75
11 months ago

A startup focusing on building video chat applications for social media and messaging apps.

74
18 days ago

An email-based loan application and processing platform. The startup wants to make it easier for people to obtain small loans so they can buy a car, start a business, and more.

74
1 year ago

An API for building applications for smart contracts.

72
7 months ago

Is a company that provides a mobile application for restaurant owners who are looking to buy or sell.

71
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool for companies to manage user permissions in their app by creating a “whitelist” of applications that can be approved for access, and a “blacklist” of apps that can’t be approved.

70
1 year ago

A cloud-native, multi-tenant application platform that focuses on making it easier to manage a company’s backend infrastructure. It’s the company’s first product, and the company is targeting $100 million in revenue as it adds new features.

70
8 months ago

A personalized shopping list application that focuses on grocery ordering.

70
7 months ago

Building a platform for decentralized applications on Ethereum, a native app store for Ethereum, and a wallet for storing ether.

70
1 year ago

A platform for building custom business applications that runs on the Salesforce platform.

69
9 months ago

A startup building a self-driving platform for agricultural applications, from crop and animal management to robot delivery of goods.

69
2 years ago

A platform for managing your files that lets you create “applications” for them. The startup is working with Y Combinator, and is focused on creating “applications” for files like videos, documents, and emails.

68
23 days ago

A mobile application for the payment of utility bills. The startup is working with utilities across the US to allow customers to pay bills on their cell phones.

68
1 year ago

A tool that helps users create their own custom-built fonts with the company’s custom font editor. The startup aims to remove the need to have a designer build fonts for an application or website by allowing users to build their own instead.

67
26 days ago

This startup wants to build a “data dapp”, or a digital application that allows you to build applications on top of it that can be deployed on any blockchain.

67
1 year ago

A business that seeks to create the next generation of data reporting for agencies, which are tasked with crunching the numbers on everything from city budgets to loan applications.

65
8 months ago

This company is building an application that helps users manage their credit cards, loans, and other accounts.

65
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for companies to manage the hiring process. The company’s first product allows companies to post job openings, then when a candidate applies, the company can review the application, send interview offers, and conduct interviews all in one place.

64
2 years ago

The startup’s cofounders say they want to be the company that takes “the unknown hassle out of hiring” by eliminating time-consuming steps like job applications and paperwork. It also wants to help small businesses scale by removing the need for a HR department.

63
5 months ago

A student loan application that’s easier and less expensive to use

62
1 year ago

A startup looking to create an API that helps developers build applications that can help people in need monitor and control their home appliances from a smartphone and a connected thermostat.

61
27 days ago

 A platform for “designing, developing, and testing artificial intelligence applications”.

61
1 year ago

A startup that helps loan officers manage loan applications and serves as a hub

60
1 year ago

 A tool for building mobile applications for iOS and Android. AppLocale bills itself as the “Swiss army knife of mobile.” It is a full-stack UI toolkit with a drag-and-drop builder, APIs, and SDKs.

59
1 year ago

The company is working on building an AI-powered chatbot that can sort through all your different college degrees and track your progress. The idea is that college degrees can be tracked in a way that makes them useful for future employers or graduate school applications.

58
1 year ago

A web-based platform that allows people to setup peer-to-peer loans. The application is open to all ages and income levels.

58
1 year ago

The startup is developing a mobile app that allows employers to post jobs, receive applications, and send messages to candidates.

58
10 months ago

Mobile-first applications are a thing. So is the idea of a mobile website. But one startup, UpFront, wants to take it a step further, allowing users to create mobile websites from their mobile apps. The company is looking to build a mobile-first CMS, and one of its clients, Humble Bundle, is already using the tool to create a mobile-first website for its App Store.

58
8 months ago

A technology that uses machine learning to create a “next-level user experience” for building and managing applications.

58
14 days ago

A company that helps people apply for jobs (and help recruiters and hiring managers find the best candidates) by creating a database of over 100 million job seekers. The app helps users track their applications and automatically updates them when a job is available.

58
1 year ago

A software company building a business process management application that empowers small businesses to more effectively and efficiently run their businesses.

57
1 year ago

A company that helps SMBs get on the web with a platform that uses the power of the cloud to help organizations manage and secure their websites and applications.

57
10 months ago

A digital whiteboard application that allows users to draw and annotate on a PC screen.

57
4 months ago

A startup that aims to solve the problem of application security, which is “currently one of the most difficult and costly problems to solve for SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses).”

57
1 year ago

A platform for running distributed IoT applications

56
1 year ago

This startup is building a chatbot that helps college students with their college applications, applying for aid and paying their bills.

56
10 months ago

A platform that helps developers create and manage their applications across various operating systems and devices.

56
1 year ago

A consumer application for managing sales data

55
1 year ago

Software that makes it easy for users to upload and use their own images in applications.

53
9 months ago

A desktop application that provides a user-friendly interface for creating, editing, and sharing scripts for YouTube videos.

53
4 months ago

A mobile application that can be used to get a QR code for your friend's email address in the event of an emergency. The startup is the first commercially available app for getting an email in an emergency.

53
25 days ago

A tool to help in-house recruiters manage hundreds of candidates at once. The company is a SaaS application that helps recruiters manage up to 3,000 applications at once and view them in a single view.

53
2 years ago

Idea: A platform that helps users build applications for mobile phones

52
1 year ago

A mobile application that lets users connect with local restaurants.

52
9 months ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to create “magic” applications that can read and interpret data in multiple formats and present it in visual and understandable ways.

52
1 year ago

A startup aimed at making the whole process of filling out job applications easier.

51
1 year ago

This startup is building a “digital” tool to help people with things like vacations, travel, or spending money. The startup is on a mission to make saving money as easy as booking a trip. They have an Android application and a web app.

50
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies and organizations manage their resumés and job applications, providing a service that’s currently being used by companies like UPS, IBM, and Capital One.

50
1 year ago

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

50
1 year ago

A group of engineers building a “scalable, secure, and private” platform that allows developers to build applications that run on a personal computer, a group of devices, or a network of devices.

50
1 year ago

A startup with a proprietary AI platform that helps applications with a heavy computational load run faster.

50
10 months ago

These are the best of the best of the “good” ideas from YC’s Summer 2019 applications round. These companies hope to launch accelerated programs in the next 4 months.

50
10 months ago

A chat application that is more like a messaging app than a social network. It is more like Slack, Kakao Talk, WeChat, Telegram and Facebook Messenger all rolled into one.

50
6 months ago

When you need to track the movement of your employees, you rely on email. Clew wants to build out a suite of applications that would let employers track their employees’ physical location.

50
2 months ago

This startup is building a solution for companies that handle big data to build their own analytics applications on top of Hadoop.

50
1 year ago

A company focused on building applications to help hospital staff make better and more informed decisions.

49
1 year ago

A startup that is building a toolkit meant to help companies develop applications for the web, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

49
1 year ago

This startup is building a full stack hosting solution for developers, allowing them to build and deploy websites and applications online.

48
1 year ago

A startup that makes the process of making a college application more streamlined and effective, by providing free tools and support to students.

48
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help companies buy and sell software as a service. It’s a customer relationship management tool that allows companies to manage their chatbots, CRM, and business applications.

48
17 days ago

$1,000 non-refundable application fee to offset the cost of processing a credit application and notifying creditors of the loan. The company takes a 5% cut of the amount borrowed and a 1% fee on the total amount borrowed.

48
1 year ago

 A  company that  builds  a  personal  and  professional  portable  credit  score  for  people  who  have  an  unsecured  credit  card  (UCC)  and  don’t  have  the  equipment  to  install  a  credit  card  reader.  For  the  most  unsecured  credit  card  holders,  commonly  known  as  under-banked,  the  company  will  build  a  simple  and  secure  online  credit  application.

46
1 year ago

A company that helps people find a new job using social media. The startup feeds candidates to recruiters who then give feedback on the applications.

46
1 year ago

A mobile application that helps companies create new products. The app helps companies create new products without any coding knowledge.

45
9 months ago

A chat and file-sharing application.

45
5 months ago

A smartphone application that finds you a local babysitter, or a group of friends to go to a concert, or a ride home. The startup is planning on soft launching in the second half of 2020.

45
3 months ago

A platform for working with government agencies and non-profits to help them develop applications for their constituents.

45
1 year ago

A web application that allows users to create and manage their own online communities, and manage their content in a professional and organized manner.

44
1 year ago

This is an email-based application that allows users to create personalized desktop and mobile app experiences.

44
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.

44
1 year ago

"A simple way to build, test, and deploy web applications", targeted at early-stage startups, who can use it to launch a product quickly.

44
11 months ago

A sports team management application for teams, coaches, players and teams.

44
10 months ago

A platform that helps developers test their applications by letting them build their own custom AI, using a machine-learning library. The startup is working on building specific AI to handle specific jobs, like building custom chatbots.

44
10 months ago

A startup that’s building out a “one-click” mobile application development environment for Android, where you can write apps with a drag-and-drop interface.

44
6 days ago

An AI-based solution that can identify fraudulent loan applications and analysts on the side.

44
1 year ago

A tool that helps small businesses find loan applications and other financial services, including asset-based loans for startups. The startup takes a 20% commission.

43
10 months ago

A self-driving car startup that is building an “airport-as-application” for managing travel.

43
10 months ago

A software startup that wants to create a platform that allows companies to integrate all of their business applications, from finance to HR, into one platform.

43
11 months ago

“We're building a platform for hosting, connecting and monetizing all types of users. Our focus is to enable the most innovative entrepreneurs and brands to build unique applications with our tools."

42
11 months ago

A tool to help build and publish documentation and documentation in a web-based application.

42
9 months ago

A tool meant to help engineers build applications faster by helping them analyze their existing codebase.

42
4 months ago

Builds a platform for developers to build, test and deploy AI applications.

42
1 year ago

 A platform for building apps on top of live streaming video. The company is building a platform that allows developers to build new kinds of applications on top of live video streams.

41
11 months ago

A SaaS platform that helps real estate agents manage their clients’ loan applications. The company claims to have at least 1,000 users after launching in March.

41
10 months ago

Helping people collaborate more easily via a mobile application and web app. The company is developing an AI-driven productivity tool that leverages the user’s location, time and day to automatically arrange meetings and tasks.

41
6 months ago

This application is an AI-based chatbot that uses the context of a conversation to figure out what data you need and can provide. It has been active for over a year and is available on Amazon’s Alexa platform.

41
29 days ago

An employee rewards platform that works across all major business software applications, from Slack to Salesforce to Trello. The startup wants to make it simpler for employees to get paid for their contributions.

41
2 years ago

Idea: A software company that wants to build project management applications that are smarter and easier to use than what’s available today

40
1 year ago

One of the most popular products on Slack is the “Giphy Bot.” The bot allows users to search for GIFs, which are the popular Internet meme, and add them to their Slack conversations. Giphy is working on turning the bot into an actual application and is launching it in Slack users’ Slack-ified app stores.

40
1 year ago

A breadcrumb-based application that helps you find the nearest bakery, bakery cafe, or bakery cafe cafe. It’s essentially a Yelp for bread.

40
1 year ago

Open-source software that helps developers collaborate on an unlimited number of applications in a private cloud. The platform can be used for connecting applications, sharing data and managing security.

40
1 year ago

3D scanning of objects, with a database for maintaining 3D models. With the help of the database, the company wants to build applications for things like digital signage, construction, art, and even retail.

39
1 year ago

An API for building multi-device applications that can connect to real-time data sources like sales numbers, sales forecasts, weather, and other data to give business insights.

39
1 year ago

 A set of business applications for social media managers to make their jobs easier. Manage your team, track your influencers, and manage your clients, all in one place.

39
1 year ago

A desktop application that allows you to easily create custom, clickable images for social media platforms, which you can share out to the web or your email or SMS.

38
1 year ago

A platform that helps employers manage their hiring process. Its goal is to make it easy for recruiters to manage job applications, conduct interviews, and deliver notifications to candidates.

38
1 year ago

The startup has doctors and pharmacists focus on the most important aspect of patient care. It is a free mobile application which eliminates the need for medical transcription or email communication.

38
1 year ago

A tool for developers to build, manage, and distribute digital applications. The company also offers a developer platform that lets users build, test, and deploy digital applications.

37
8 months ago

A workflow management app that helps engineers work across multiple applications, like Slack. The startup aims to give engineers control over the process of adding new workflows, which they can use across different apps. This is an interesting approach to automation since it involves both a central application and a decentralized set of workflow rules.

37
7 months ago

A platform for deploying cloud-based applications and hosting websites.

37
1 year ago

This startup, focused on Latinos, began as a translation tool for web and mobile applications and has since expanded to other services. It employs over 100 translators and has over 200,000 active users.

36
1 year ago

A new feature for Slack (which is a messaging/chat application), allowing users to create a group of people who could potentially be interested in a product or service. The startup says it’s already working with a small team of companies and that it plans to roll out to the 1.1 million Slack users.

36
1 year ago

A SaaS service for helping developers build mobile applications for retailers.

36
11 months ago

A startup that allows workers to fill out job applications and also get paid for doing so.

36
10 months ago

A custom-designed social media application for fashion brands.

36
6 months ago

A tool that helps you re-use code across your web, mobile, and desktop applications, by allowing you to link your code to an API. The startup’s co-founder says that after launching in April 2019, they’ve already signed up 600 customers.

36
5 months ago

A mobile application to help parents monitor their children’s fitness and health, with a fitness tracker and mobile coach.

36
5 months ago

 Another application for the “copy on demand” model proposed by the likes of Airbnb and Uber.

36
2 months ago

An API for building customer-facing applications.

36
10 months ago

A software-as-a-service, or SaaS, startup that enables companies to utilize software as a service. The company, which was founded in 2013, is building a platform that allows companies to build and deploy cloud-based applications with a drag-and-drop interface.

35
7 months ago

Fast-growing e-commerce company with a SaaS application for online reviews. They say their online reviews have been used as a predictor for an item’s success.

35
7 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.

35
6 months ago

A startup is building a cloud-based application that helps your company’s employees get sick and take the time off they need. The employee-first app lets employees manage their time off on their own.

35
1 year ago

A free software application allowing people to build miniature, self-driving robots.

34
1 year ago

A startup building a toolset to help companies track data across their applications

34
1 year ago

A financial services startup that uses AI to process loan applications in the background.

34
1 year ago

A social media application that’s like a “Facebook for people who want to get married,” with a focus on the bride's family.

34
11 months ago

A company that helps companies build the frontends for their data analysis applications, for CRM, supply chain, and more.

34
10 months ago

A company that makes a new kind of data stick that’s faster and more secure, and that can be used for a variety of applications, like a USB key for a car. It’s being developed by a team of engineers at Google, who are leaving the company.

34
9 months ago

A startup that will use technology to help companies automate the process of filling out applications for employees. The startup is currently a Y Combinator company.

34
4 months ago

A digital food safety application for importing food. It’s a tool for checking food safety once it’s on the plane, and an app to allow governments to track food in transit.

34
1 year ago

A startup helping people sign up for their tuition. Similar to the popular site, College Ave. helps users manage their college applications by automating the application process.

33
11 months ago

An automated solution for building a user-friendly car insurance application that’s GDPR-compliant.

33
5 months ago

A product recommendation engine that looks at the user's preferences in a typical internet application and recommends other related items.

33
8 months ago

A startup that builds applications for the new agriculture industry in Latin America.

32
7 months ago

A SaaS company that creates a custom software stack for managing applications in the cloud and on-premises.

32
1 month ago

 A company that helps developers build AI/ML applications. The company is building tools around Markdown and Python.

32
1 year ago

Part of Y Combinator’s revised application process, revised from the one from the summer, includes a video introduction from the founders. Some of the founders have also been blogging about their experiences.

31
11 months ago

“a mobile software application that enables users to create, manage and share their virtual avatar, and communicate with others through text, voice and video”.

31
8 months ago

This company is building a decentralized application platform that aims to make it easier for companies and developers to work together.

31
1 month ago

 A company building an application for iPhone and Android that helps users prevent identity theft, by sending alerts and notifications to users when their personal information is used to make a purchase, and even to notify users when their information is being used without their consent.

31
1 month ago

The startup’s goal is to “build the easiest way to get your bank account information from your checking account into your credit card application”.

31
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a mobile application where you can earn money by downloading apps, watching short videos, and answering surveys.

30
11 months ago

A tool that helps people in the Philippines get health insurance by generating an application. Cignal is a mobile app that helps customers apply to health insurance via their mobile phone.

30
8 months ago

A mobile-only credit card application for students.

30
6 months ago

A startup for organizations to send job applications to applicants in one place. The founders say that their app is already in use by a large number of organizations.

30
4 months ago

A single-page application that lets you login to a variety of services, including LinkedIn, Gmail, Dropbox, etc.

30
1 month ago

This digital bank account helps customers manage all their banking needs from one application.

30
7 months ago

A platform for employers to easily filter through applicants, who can then apply to jobs from a single application page.

29
7 months ago

A company that claims to be "the world’s most automated job application platform."

29
7 months ago

A company that makes it easy for people in the US to register for and apply for EU residence cards through an application on their smartphone, and have them sent to them.

29
7 months ago

The startup aims to make applications for social good and environmental awareness more accessible.

29
5 months ago

A company that creates a mobile-first application to allow users to access a business's inventory from anywhere.

29
5 months ago

A custom software application that helps the construction industry automate processes like sales order and invoice management, project management, and cost control.

29
1 year ago

A software platform that allows companies to develop and deploy secure, integrated and distributed applications. It’s built for organizations that want to build applications that can connect, securely, with their own internal networks, and with other applications and services.

28
8 months ago

A startup that helps software companies manage their security by providing a mobile application that allows people to connect to their accounts, sending them alerts when they log on from other places in the world, or when their account is accessed from a location that they didn’t specify. The company is currently working with 4 enterprise customers.

28
7 months ago

A startup that provides a platform for IoT devices and developers to easily build applications for them.

28
5 months ago

A free, open-source software application that helps people protect and manage their digital assets with a consent-based approach. The tool allows users to provide explicit consent before they let their data be used.

28
4 months ago

The startup is building an application to find, book, and take group trips to the same locations.

28
7 months ago

A startup that wants to provide a platform for auto dealers, who struggle with how to manage a complex set of back office tools, like loan applications.

27
7 months ago

IFTTT, that connects the Internet of Things to your other applications and services. The startup is trying to build a “connected” kitchen in India that can monitor how clean the kitchen is, how many times the door has opened, and how much food is left in the fridge.

27
6 months ago

A real estate broker is building an application that helps people buy, sell, and rent their homes in order to make their lives easier.

27
5 months ago

A mobile-first application that brings “real-time” travel recommendations to the road. The startup says it routes travelers based on “where the traffic is going” and “where the traffic is not”, and can even suggest alternate routes, saving time and money.

27
8 months ago

A SaaS platform that allows companies to monitor the performance of their machines and applications at scale.

26
7 months ago

In the past year, we've seen a number of startups offer their own way to manage contextual data across multiple platforms. These startups are often built to help people avoid the hassle of the various data silos that exist across your various cloud-based applications.

26
7 months ago

This startup is building a service that builds applications and makes them “distributed” to the cloud, and then makes them available to anyone of the app’s users.

26
7 months ago

A smartphone application for school counselors to help parents enroll their kids in schools and to facilitate communication between parents and school counselors.

25
5 months ago

A startup that’s building an application that allows people to schedule their personal and professional lives through a single interface, helping them prioritize and get more done.

25
1 month ago

We all store so much of our personal data online, and it’s not getting any easier to access and manage it. This startup builds applications to help you manage all of your online accounts and passwords. They are currently in beta.

25
3 days ago

A mobile application that helps you plan and organize your trips. Runway lets you compare prices, find what’s open and closed, share your itinerary, and book tickets and hotels.

25
2 months ago

A platform for government services that enables people to apply online for and track the status of their social services applications,

24
2 months ago

A company that helps employees and managers communicate with each other through text messages. It’s a mobile application that ties into a company’s existing communication system to send and receive messages, and also syncs with a company’s calendar and contacts.

24
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building an application that helps call centers handle chat/chatbot conversations with customers. It’s a way to help them navigate inquiries that come in via different communication channels.

23
8 months ago

A startup that XMPP-based messaging system that leverages the power of a content-rich application to deliver individually tailored information to users.

23
5 months ago

A mobile application that mines data from public transportation systems to help cities plan their public transit.

23
2 years ago

Idea: A tool that helps companies build applications that are easy to use, with a built-in system for gathering feedback from users

22
4 months ago

Encompass is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) for building and running applications and websites. Encompass’s core product is a container management system, much like Docker, that allows you to run any container on any cloud platform.

22
3 months ago

A software platform that allows for the easy creation of applications for connected devices, including the Amazon Echo.

22
2 months ago

A tool that enables users to compare and request quotes from insurance companies without leaving their current application. The startup is in an early stage of its funding.

22
2 months ago

Ideas are usually posted on the full-day application days. Each startup is given one minute to pitch their ideas. The startups are then given a chance to pitch their ideas to the judges, who will then select the top-5 ideas to move on to the next round.

22
6 months ago

An open source platform that allows coders to host their own “microservices” and deploy them to any cloud provider. Microservices is a way of building and deploying distributed applications that is gaining traction in Silicon Valley. The company provides a software development kit and developer tools to build and manage microservices.

21
2 months ago

A team that’s built a technology platform for live streaming events, built on top of a large database of what’s called a “Super Fan Database”. The Super Fan Database is a database of people who are the most loyal to a brand or organization. The application allows for organizers to use the database to reach out to users and incentivize them to attend an event.

21
2 years ago

A startup that helps people apply for a visa or make other immigration-related application

20
8 months ago

A software-as-a-service that helps businesses streamline the process of filling out job applications, with a focus on developers and engineers.

20
5 months ago

A web application for managing workers’ schedules and wages, which built out of an internal tool used by the company’s HR department. The software is used by thousands of workers and their employers.

20
4 months ago

A startup that allows people to book concerts and events. They are working on building a platform that can be used on mobile devices and applications.

20
2 months ago

A mobile application that allows users to share and discover other book enthusiasts around the world. Founded in 2014 by Jason and Saalim Ghose, the startup is based out of San Francisco.

20
7 months ago

A startup that allows a person to do “self-service” for their home and car. The application, which is built on the Salesforce platform, allows users to change their locks, adjust thermostats, and get the latest on manufacturer recalls.

18
2 months ago

A mobile-first, platform-independent, web-based application development platform that’s native to the web and mobile.

18
2 months ago

Ideas are posted on the semi-annual application days. The startups are given a 5 second pitch followed by a 2 minute response. The judges will choose the top-5 ideas to

18
1 month ago

This mobile application helps restaurant owners make better decisions about what to order when. The app makes it easier for them to order based on factors like the last time a dish was ordered, a chef’s recommendation, and what ingredients are available in the kitchen.

18
8 months ago

This is an application for the “smart lock market”, and generally aims to automate more of the processes that happen when someone attempts to open the door for a third party.

17
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to transfer funds from a card (like a credit card or bank card) to a bank account using an API (application programming interface) instead of a physical card

16
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for authenticating users via the Slack application programming interface (API)

16
3 months ago

Maia is a mobile application that allows people to find, hire and manage housekeepers based on their location.

16
1 month ago

A company that’s building a video chat app for use in remote work. They are in the process of building a video chat application

16
4 months ago

A tool for job seekers, acting as a job board for all the jobs in one place, allows employers to post and manage the application process, and see who the top candidates are for the position.

15
3 months ago

A startup that wants to help companies build and manage their mobile applications. They’ve built the app-building platform, and have been working with small businesses and startups to build their own apps.

15
2 months ago

A platform designed to help developers and business users build, test and deploy applications in a more efficient manner.

15
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for building serverless applications, but with a twist: it’s designed to make it easier to write serverless applications that are also APIs

14
1 month ago

A company that builds mobile health applications for healthcare providers.

14
8 months ago

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

13
3 months ago

A platform for cities to store and distribute parking data, with an API that can be used to build tools and applications for cities. The startup says it has 3,000 cities signed up to use the platform.

13
2 months ago

A company that helps employers create online job applications. The company says its software costs employers $10 per user and that their customer list includes 84% of the Fortune 1000.

13
2 days ago

A startup that aims to help businesses build software with AI. The PaaS’s first product is Enterprise AI with native programming, allowing businesses to have easy access to AI-enabled applications.

13
2 months ago

A new kind of credit card that can be used at a wide variety of places, including restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. The startup wants to use a digital card with a mobile application that syncs to the card’s information, so that users will be able to see their bills and make smart spending decisions.

11
1 day ago

A web-based template editor for software development. The startup wants to reduce the time it takes to build a web application, and that it takes to deploy that same software.

5
15 hours ago

This company wants to make it easier to build and manage distributed applications for managing the onboarding of new employees. It’s like a Facebook for employee onboarding.

1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easy to integrate blockchain technology into your business They’re building an open-source platform that will allow businesses to easily create decentralized applications, and will provide consulting

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A blockchain-based protocol for developing, operating, and governing decentralized applications and organizations

-1
2 years ago

Idea: An IDE for writing serverless applications

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to use machine learning to solve the problem of sifting through job applications to find the candidates who are likely to be a good fit for your company

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A way to bring “native apps to the web”, so developers can build applications that behave natively in browsers

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for building instant messaging applications with chatbots for corporations

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A billing application for healthcare that allows hospitals to bill for a range of services like blood tests and radiology and then apply the hospital’s markup.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a low-code application development platform. It’s currently used by companies like AppDirect, eero, and Stripe.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A software company that makes a platform for college admissions officers to make their application process more efficient.

-1
2 years ago

The event was held on a larger scale than any previous TechCrunch event. It had a venue capacity of 2,500 people, and received 2,200 applications to attend.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to take the hassle out of the job application process. It wants to make it easier for employers to screen candidates and make it easier for candidates to apply to jobs and track their progress.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for custom mobile applications for companies and non-profits. It’s a well-known model that has been around for a few years. The founder says his company has $30k in monthly recurring revenue, working with 500 companies.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A mobile application for security guards to handle walk-in queries, like from shoppers who need directions or from workers who want to know if they’re allowed to take a box home.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A third-party application for managing the construction process of a home. It works to help management companies coordinate the flow of work on a building site, and help architect firms coordinate the flow of work on a construction site.

-1
2 years ago

A startup for creating and managing web-based applications for teams.

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