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6 months ago

A place where you can find restaurants, hotels, and attractions (like museums, parks, and hiking trails) in your area.

525
2 months ago

A tool for people to find and connect with other people in their area to do things like go to dinner, hike, or see a movie.

375
2 years ago

A startup that sells ready-made food for people who live in an area where it’s hard to get good quality food

231
2 months ago

A company that tracks your phone’s location in real-time so you can get notifications if you are getting close to dangerous areas.

216
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find new friends by connecting them with people who are new to the area

191
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.

163
1 year ago

A hamburger-focused delivery startup targeting the Bay Area, with a goal of having a minimum of $20 million in revenue by the end of the year.

158
1 year ago

A startup that helps you learn to code by making you build a simple tool that you eventually turn into a real product. The startup’s co-founder saw a need for the same kind of bootcamps in the area, and created the site to fill it.

157
1 year ago

A platform to help people discover new entertainment content in their area.

145
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to rent kayaks and other water sports equipment in your local area

144
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people in rural areas find ways to better utilize their land

136
1 year ago

“We pride ourselves on being one of the few VCs in the Bay Area that can actually speak the language of our portfolio companies, and we are happy to have the opportunity to learn Spanish and Portuguese.”

136
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find out exactly how much your home is worth. It’s a handy way to compare properties in your area.

130
2 years ago

A way for companies to pay the bills of their employees in multiple currencies, with higher rates for those who live in the area.

125
2 years ago

Starting as a maker of carbonated drinks with the tagline “For those who don’t have air,” this startup is building a new kind of Citrus Cloud, which will use the sun as a source of carbon dioxide to allow plants to grow in areas without electricity.

125
1 year ago

A startup that intends to help people in rural areas get the same level of internet access that they would in an urban setting.

125
1 year ago

In October 2014, The Wall Street Journal ranked the Philadelphia area as the top city in America for startups.

124
2 years ago

An AI-based machine learning project to help identify specific threats to the public water supply in a specific area.

122
2 years ago

A startup that sends users curated lists of events in their area. It currently has 1.3 million monthly users, and works with “hundreds of thousands” of events/parties each month.

121
2 years ago

The startup wants to show people the right stores in their area to buy virtual goods, like video games, virtual pets, and more.

120
1 year ago

A software company that wants to help companies manage their risk before a crisis, helping them quickly identify areas of risk and put in place mitigation strategies.

120
2 years ago

A real estate website, with listings for apartments, houses, and condos, as well as a guide to nearby amenities and things to do in the area. The company wants to be one of the tools that helps people buy a home, and then helps them settle in.

119
2 years ago

A “shareable” version of Microsoft Word, with a story, an audio component, and a visualization component.

119
1 year ago

A platform for online tutoring with a focus on helping teachers and parents out of school. Tutor-to-tutor videos are on-demand, and the startup is also working on a way to make the private video chats public and shareable.

119
2 years ago

A platform that helps you quickly build a team of freelancers to help you with different areas of your business.

118
2 years ago

An online platform to help people find and pay for parking in their area. It’s one of the first app-only parking companies in the space that’s grown to 1,500 employees after raising $200M from investors.

117
1 year ago

A tool that helps companies hire talent in the San Francisco Bay Area, connecting them with candidates.

117
2 years ago

A startup building an in-home showroom for buying, selling, and renting real estate. Starting at $5,000 up to $25,000, the company is currently operating in the Washington D.C. area.

116
2 years ago

A platform that helps users see what’s on in their area

116
2 years ago

 A company building a weather app for iPhone that tells you what’s coming up next in your area.

115
2 years ago

This is a photo sharing app that lets you send your friends a “snapshot” of whatever you’re looking at. The startup monetizes via selling advertisers the ability to target specific geographic areas or high-traffic areas.

115
2 years ago

A property management startup in the San Francisco Bay Area.

115
2 years ago

It is a platform that helps people find jobs in their area of interest, and also allows employers to post jobs.

115
1 year ago

This app helps people find parking spots in downtown areas and is available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

115
2 years ago

 A productivity tool that allows anyone to create a personal dashboard of data. The startup wants to help its users track metrics across a variety of areas like energy consumption, sleep, and mood.

114
2 years ago

Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

113
2 years ago

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than 200 companies that have received a total of more than $80 billion in venture capital funding as of Q3 2017.

112
2 years ago

A platform that shows you the cheapest electricity rates in your area, saving you money.

112
2 years ago

A digital product that detects, tracks, and pays a user’s monthly rent payments. Due to rent laws, a tenant in many areas may not legally be able to sign for a check until it’s been deposited. By the time they can, the landlord has already moved on to the next tenant, which means the tenant may have to pay the holdback fee.

111
2 years ago

A startup that promises to improve the reliability of your WiFi, by giving you a constant connection to the internet even when you’re in an area with weak signals. The idea is pretty simple — by bouncing a signal off of a cell tower, the startup is able to provide a stronger signal to the device. At the moment, it’s in a sort of alpha stage — the company will be launching a Kickstarter in early 2016 to help fund a smartphone app, which will then be released for the general public.

110
2 years ago

A real estate app meant to help people find, research, and purchase houses. The startup is currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area.

110
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to find work in their area by selling them a tool to identify the top jobs in an area.

110
2 years ago

aims to aggregate all the deals and coupons for a given region or city. Users can search, compare, and subscribe to the best deals in their area, then get updates on new deals, or even unsubscribe.

110
2 years ago

In June 2018, the Startup Genome Project released data on the 100 most active venture-backed startups in the world. Of the top 100 startups, 12 were based in the San Francisco Bay Area. That was more than any other single city in the world.

109
2 years ago

A two-sided marketplace for recruiting, with employers and job seekers trading feedback and contact information. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but also has offices in Los Angeles and Philly.

109
2 years ago

A startup that wants to grow in the middle east and eventually offer a hub for those looking to find a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional in their area.

109
2 years ago

Postmates for the well-to-do is a new startup that’s launching in Chicago in September looking to deliver food and beverage at a higher price point than its delivery competitors. It’s currently testing out its service in the area around Lincoln Park, Chicago.

109
2 years ago

A clean water startup that wants to help rural areas access their own clean water. The startup currently has a beta version of their product in the Amazon rain forest and plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for their water technology in 2021.

109
2 years ago

The startup is launching a digital platform to improve the quality of on-demand clinics. The platform aims to offer a way for doctors to easily post their services and for consumers to find a nearby clinic that offers appointments they need. The company is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

108
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to find job openings in remote areas, with the goal of helping people find family members jobs in different parts of the country.

106
2 years ago

A product that helps people save on bills by switching to the cheapest energy provider in their area.

106
2 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants reduce costs by automating their point-of-sale systems, so they can focus on other areas of their business.

106
2 years ago

Work-at-home tech support for small businesses. The startup is based in the Bay Area and recently raised $3 million to expand internationally.

106
2 years ago

A platform that lets restaurant customers rate their experience and recommend nearby businesses. The startup, which has raised $400,000 from investors in three rounds, says they currently cover the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

105
2 years ago

An organization for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the New York area. The startup is building a digital community with a curated marketplace for mentors, events, and funding.

104
2 years ago

 A new type of meal-kit delivery service that aims to save consumers money by offering discounts when they order in bulk. The startup already has a few thousand customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

104
2 years ago

“A platform that allows you to connect with professionals in your area,” as the pitch goes.

104
1 year 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.

104
2 years ago

This startup wants to make a better platform for finding local business in your area by combining location data from your phone and the location data of your contacts.

102
2 years ago

A company that helps users and companies find jobs. The startup’s platform helps users apply for jobs in their area, helping them break into new industries and find careers.

100
1 year ago

A logistics platform for food-delivery services. The startup’s founders are now working with a number of food and beverage companies in the Bay Area, including Temescal Brewing.

100
2 years ago

New York - New York City is home to the largest financial district in the world, but the cost of living for interns in this area is so high that it’s difficult for companies to entice young talent to stay. This startup, known as Give, wants to make it easier for companies to hire interns.

99
2 years ago

A web-based service that helps small businesses grow their sales by managing their social media, SEO, and marketing campaigns. The company currently has 1,000 clients and are now hiring in the Philadelphia area.

99
2 years ago

A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

99
2 years ago

An insurance company focused on the life-sciences industry. It’s currently starting a pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area.

99
2 years ago

Personalized medicine is a massive area of interest in the healthcare industry. With the help of AI, the startup is trying to create a way for pharmacies to recommend the most effective medications to patients.

98
1 year ago

"Idea" is a series of articles that provide a comprehensive overview of the startup scene in a given area. The goal is to highlight the most interesting and unique startups in a given city.

98
2 years ago

Pinlighter is an online service for drugstores that gives customers a fast, easy, and personalized way to comparison-shop for prescription drugs. The startup, which has raised $2.3M, was founded in October 2015 and now has more than 1,000 customers in the Chicago area.

97
2 years ago

A SaaS that helps companies manage their workflows and track time, expenses, and expenses by project or area.

97
1 year ago

A mobile app and website that allows users to find and connect with other like-minded people in their area to build a network of friends and collaborators.

97
2 years ago

A company that maps the world’s urban areas using satellite imagery. It’s currently working with six cities: London, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Hong Kong.

96
2 years ago

A startup that helps people in rural areas expand their businesses and access markets otherwise out of reach.

96
2 years ago

A company that lets teachers stream class lectures to the students in the classroom — and vice versa. The startup is currently working with 45 teachers and 10 school districts in the San Francisco Bay area.

95
2 years ago

An API that gives developers access to a database of all the restaurants in a given area, with frequent check-ins and comments, and the ability to customize the menu.

95
2 years ago

A platform that enables fans to interact with players and teams to better understand their interests. The startup is currently in a partnership with the NBA; it’s also in a partnership with the A’s to help fans in the Bay Area get better access to the team.

95
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that allows companies to build a shareable video about their business. Users can clip the video and share it on social media, and companies can see how many views it generates.

95
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI-powered customer service chatbot that can help companies do customer service work without a human. Right now it works for customer support, but the company is planning to expand into other areas.

95
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of people in your area who are willing to do small tasks for you (IE: I pay $25 and you go get my laundry washed and cleaned at the dry cleaner)

94
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies in the most remote areas of the world expand their operations, and most of all, connect with customers.

93
2 years ago

A DC-based software company that wants to help members of Congress find more efficient ways of working. The company wants to help lawmakers streamline their day-to-day by helping them track and report their progress. It’s currently focused on the DC metro area.

93
10 months ago

A startup that connects users with people who are willing to buy their used items in the US. The startup will connect you with buyers in your area and help facilitate payments. It launched in San Francisco in July 2015.

92
2 years ago

A program that matches and trains mentors with students in the Bay Area.

91
1 year ago

B2B companies are more likely to use YC-backed startups as employees, as compared to one where the founders are located in the Bay Area.

91
2 years ago

A way to connect to the internet through a satellite, without a phone. The startup is building a satellite router for use in rural areas.

90
2 years ago

A startup that wants to be the “Yelp for small businesses”, helping them connect to customers and other local businesses in their area, and help them grow and engage with their customers. Currently has $100,000 in seed funding.

90
2 years ago

The startup is building a tool to help people find the best TV deals in their area. It’s a list of TV channels and websites that aggregate the best prices for TV channels. The startup is based in the UK, and is also looking to expand into Europe.

89
1 year ago

A fintech startup in the Philadelphia area that has a platform that lets users compare loans to see the best deal

88
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to help people find the best doctors, dentists and other medical professionals in their area. The startup is looking to build out a health care recommendation system based on personalized data from the patient’s current doctor. Gives the patient a recommendation, which is then sent to the doctor, where they can then make a decision on how to proceed. The company is looking to launch in early 2021.

87
1 year ago

A company that builds a platform for people to post their rent, so others can find and rent cheap housing in that area.

86
2 years ago

This is a B2B company that helps companies manage their legal agreements, especially in the area of intellectual property.

85
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help people find the best places to eat and drink in their area with the help of a visual tool.

85
1 year ago

A set of business-focused events for women. The company wants to start with a small group of founders in the SF Bay Area.

85
2 years ago

A company that aims to help folks in remote areas join the internet via satellite. It uses a combination of an on-the-ground antenna, GPS location and signal strength, and mobile coverage to triangulate a tower near the user and then send them a tiny satellite modem.

84
2 years ago

An online marketplace for selling used furniture. The startup is currently focused on selling used furniture in the San Francisco area.

84
2 years ago

A digital bank account for India, with a focus on rural areas.

84
2 years ago

A La Carte is a service that connects companies with independent contractors, and allows them to earn extra income via their own websites. They say that in the past few years they’ve signed up over 500 businesses in the Greater Boston area, earning over $2 million in additional revenue, and have scaled their operations to 3,800 independent contractors.

83
1 year ago

A startup where moms can use a mobile app to communicate with other moms in their area.

83
1 year ago

In a bid to improve the lives of the elderly, Inmar is building a platform for home care services that focuses on four areas:

83
2 years ago

We’ve all shared our thoughts on the internet, so why not do it for a profit There are a lot of people with some expertise in the areas of screenwriting, video editing, and voice acting who’d like to work in their free time on projects without any pressure to launch.

82
2 years ago

A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

82
2 years ago

A startup that lets users find and order food in the Bay Area in under five minutes.

82
2 years ago

A health insurance startup focused on improving women of color’s health care, specifically in rural areas.

82
1 year ago

It’s an online platform that helps people find doctors and specialists in their area.

82
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people find reliable electricians in a given area.

82
2 years ago

A platform that helps people find the best energy deals, and helps them compare energy prices in their area.

81
1 year ago

A company that makes it easy for anyone to get online in the Philippines. The startup partners with telecoms to provide Internet in areas where it’s not a priority, and has also partnered with the government to provide WiFi in the streets and public areas.

81
1 year ago

Gives people in the Los Angeles area a way to share their bike rides in real time.

81
1 year ago

A business that aims to bring financial services to rural areas of the US.

81
1 year ago

A startup for book lovers that lets you see what books are available to buy in your area and set a reminder to buy it when it’s cheaper.

80
2 years ago

This wearable device generates a heat map of the area around the wearer’s head, allowing him to better understand his environment.

78
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find like-minded people in their area to join them on a shared journey. The site lets you book a ride with others nearby, and lets them know when it’s ready to pick them up.

78
1 year ago

A startup that sells an app that lets you take a photo, track it, and then immediately see where that item was sold. The company is based in the Bay Area.

77
2 years ago

Builds on the idea of an online store for workers to make money by selling items people need — and allowing them to earn up to $15 an hour. The company says it is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

76
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.

75
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps you find the best pizza delivery area closest to you.

75
2 years ago

This startup in the area of healthcare is building a platform to allow patients to make appointments with other patients with the same medical condition. It also takes lower-cost medical tests and puts them in an online marketplace for patients to decide which tests they want.

74
1 year ago

A company that designs and manufactures 3D printed medical devices. The startup wants to build a device that helps the blind navigate and helps the visually impaired to see better. It’s working with an area hospital and hopes to have a product out this year.

74
1 year ago

A social network for people who want to buy and sell real estate. It’s currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, and is intended to compete with Zillow and Trulia.

74
1 year ago

Home services platform that connects customers to handymen and professionals in the area, and allows them to hire online.

72
9 months ago

A parking app for drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes a phone app, an app for drivers and a website for drivers to browse available parking spots. The startup has about 3,000 drivers and about 3,000 parking spots.

72
2 years ago

A way to track and communicate with homeowner associations that manage common areas like pool, parking and landscaping. The startup has raised $40,000 in seed funding from angel investors.

71
8 months ago

A startup that helps cities to work with homeless individuals to provide them with housing, healthcare and job training. Currently just in the Philly area.

71
1 year ago

A simple, secure online payment tool, similar to Paypal. The app allows users to send money to friends and businesses in their area.

69
1 year ago

A startup for restaurants that allows them to create menus and send those menus to partners like catering companies and delivery services. The startup wants to help restaurants “monetize” the in-between area of their menu by letting them send a whole menu with price information and order details to partners.

69
7 months ago

A company that builds satellite-enabled internet connectivity for rural areas of the world.

69
2 years ago

A simple tool that gives people a way to track their finances, with a focus on building a community. It’s just launched in beta and says it’s already gaining traction in the SF Bay Area.

67
1 year ago

A tool for hiring employees. They’re based in the Bay Area and have raised $100,000 from YC in 2019.

67
11 months ago

A company that connects users with restaurants and bars in their area via a single app. The startup is looking to take on Yelp’s dominance in the food and drink category.

67
1 year ago

A company that helps users find and connect with like-minded people in their area.

66
1 year ago

A platform for selling and buying used cars, introduced at YC’s Demo Day in 2015. The startup brings a car buying platform to a market where many people don’t have credit or don’t want to deal with the hassle of financing. It’s already in use in the Bay Area, and is looking to expand to other areas of the country.

63
1 year ago

This company builds digital assistants for developing countries, aiming to make it easy for them to get work done while using technology in ways that are not possible when living in resource-limited areas.

63
1 year ago

A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

63
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies build their own “anchor stores” — the “experiences” that people want to do in a particular city. For example, a company like Amazon might want to open up a store in San Francisco, but they’re not the first company to do so. The startup builds out a list of all the other stores in the area, and allows companies to apply to open up a new one.

63
1 year ago

In the US, one of the biggest areas for startups is in the commercial space, with companies such as Uber, Google, and Amazon, to name a few.

62
1 year ago

The founders of this startup are best known for building the most popular and successful startup accelerator in the world. They’re now moving into a new area, with a new accelerator format that’s aimed at helping teams build products for specific industries.

62
4 months ago

A machine learning-based platform that helps companies analyze how customers interact with their products and make decisions based on that data. The startup is testing the platform with “a few thousand” small businesses in the Chicago area.

62
11 months ago

A health system of doctors and nurses who can provide virtual care. The company plans to open 1,000 clinics in underserved areas.

61
6 months ago

• How the founders of two startups from opposite sides of the world are working together to solve the same problem of how to find and hire talented engineers in remote areas.

61
1 year ago

A digital platform that helps companies recruit and hire employees in remote areas, powered by artificial intelligence. The company has brought on nearly 1,000 employees in remote areas, and is now focused on the US.

60
11 months ago

A platform for scheduling and managing taxi-cab service via smartphone. The startup is in the early stages of scaling, but the goal is to offer all of the things you could expect from a taxi cab service — like GPS tracking, real-time communication, and a dispatch system. The company is profitable and small but growing in the San Francisco Bay area.

60
9 months ago

A mobile app that lets you search for licensed child care and babysitting in your area. The startup wants to make it easier for parents to find quality daycare at a reasonable price.

60
1 year ago

This company is building an electric scooter that’s “designed for high traffic areas”.

59
1 year ago

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, this startup is building an online marketplace for freelance designers to get paid for their work.

58
1 year ago

 A shopping app that helps shoppers find sales and coupons in their area, using their phone’s GPS.

58
4 months ago

A tool that helps companies find the lowest-cost and most reliable electricians in their area.

58
1 year ago

A company that focuses on a specific vertical, like consulting or data science. It’s a subscription service for software developers, focusing on the areas they’re most well-versed in. They’re working with other companies in that vertical.

57
1 year ago

A company that creates a line of high-end electric scooters for use in urban areas, no motorcycle license required.

55
1 year ago

San Francisco-based startups, the city is famous for being “the capital of startups.” However, in recent years, the city has begun to lose its startup scene to other locales in the Bay Area, particularly Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco itself.

54
1 year ago

In the last decade, the number of startups has continued to grow, making the San Jose area "the best place to start a business in the world."

54
10 months ago

The idea is that you can share a credit card and an amount, and restaurant will then provide you a receipt for that amount. The company is based in the Bay Area, but has customers in all 50 states.

53
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find a doctor in your area in seconds. It’s similar to Yelp, but it’s more focused on finding primary care physicians.

52
1 year ago

A startup focused on helping non-profits make better use of their data. It’s early days, but that’s one of the key areas where non-profits are struggling to get value from their data.

51
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform where employers can post jobs and candidates can apply for them, and also manage their profiles and cover letters. It’s currently in its beta version and growing in the SF Bay Area.

51
1 year ago

A new way to train employees without the usual expense of traditional employees. The company says they’re working with many large universities on a new way to train employees in areas like documentation, procurement, and project management without the need for a full-time employee.

50
1 year ago

A startup that builds software for network managers to manage their wide area networks (WANs).

50
9 months ago

A company that teaches employees how to ask for a raise.  The startup, which was founded in May, takes survey data from employees and charts their salary levels, to help them identify areas for potential increases.

50
1 year ago

A platform for home service workers, connecting them with customers while helping them negotiate and find work. The startup is based in the U.S. and works in urban areas.

49
1 year ago

A startup that allows people to connect with local services in their area, including handyman, repairmen, and the like.

48
2 months ago

A platform that lets you find the best available mortgage broker in your area, offering recommendations and support.

48
1 year ago

The following are notable U.S. venture capital firms that invest in or work with startups in the areas of healthcare:

47
1 year ago

The startup is creating a simple way for people to grow their own food in urban areas

46
1 year ago

This app allows you to rent a car from other drivers in your area, without having to do business with traditional car rental companies. The app operates on a peer-to-peer business model.

45
1 year ago

A startup that helps you create “gorgeous, shareable video stories” with just a smartphone.

45
1 year ago

A company that provides a kind of dating website for heterosexual gay and bisexual people. It’s different from Tinder because it has a very comprehensive user interface, and has a gay-couple feature that allows you to see other couples in your area.

45
11 months ago

A startup that’s building a robotic vacuum cleaner for indoor use; it’s first product is a $10 model that’s meant to work in high-traffic areas like bedrooms.

45
8 months ago

 A photo processing startup in the LA area that wants to build the world’s first AI-powered photo editing tools

45
1 year ago

Pivot is a social network for women entrepreneurs. It started in 2016 as a blog that features women in the Philadelphia area, but has since grown to include a community of over 600,000 women.

44
1 year ago

A startup that’s helping to teach 4,000 students a month in the Bay Area how to code.

44
1 year ago

Viable is a health insurance company that provides a 10th of the cost of other plans but covers primary care and urgent care. It’s currently profitable and the product is available in the Philadelphia area.

44
4 months ago

A tool for finding a doctor in your area and booking an appointment.

44
1 year ago

A company that helps people achieve their goals in life by helping them track their progress toward goals in various areas of their lives.

43
1 year ago

 A startup that’s building a product to help people meet and collaborate with like-minded people in their area.

42
1 year ago

A startup that finds news stories in your area that are relevant to you, based on your location.

42
1 year ago

A food delivery service focused on healthy and organic products in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have $40,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

42
9 months ago

A social network for people interested in cooking and eating food in the Bay Area

42
1 month ago

A tool for helping entrepreneurs find funding for their businesses, based out of the Silicon Valley area.

42
1 year ago

This healthcare startup wants to help employees avoid the cycle of health insurance premiums and high deductibles. They send a monthly debit card to employees, and can be customized to cover a certain amount of money per month for a certain service, ranging from life insurance to primary care to dental. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

41
11 months ago

A startup to help individuals find the best clinic in their area for visiting a doctor.

41
7 months ago

An iPad app that lets people book a reservation to a restaurant. Starting with the San Francisco Bay area and a few other cities.

41
1 year ago

A company that is trying to take the pain out of moving, by offering a “move-free plan” that covers the fees of moving your house from one area to another.

40
10 months ago

A way to find homes for sale in your area, with listings from landlords as well as customers themselves.

39
1 year ago

Has launched in the past year in the US, in areas in which cannabis has been legalized in the past year in states like Ohio, New Jersey, Texas, and California. The company’s founders say they can apply their technology to any state/state-regulated cannabis industry, and are already in business in the US.

38
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform that connects you to freelance “artisans” in your local area, allowing you to commission custom craftsmen or other professionals. It’s based in San Francisco and New York.

37
8 months ago

A startup that believes in the power of the individual to make a positive impact. They’re working closely with the United Nations to help deliver clean water to slums, and hope to expand to other areas.

37
8 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform for people to share their housekeeping services to other people in their area, letting them find and hire someone to clean their house when they’re not available.

37
1 year ago

A meeting scheduler for small businesses. It’s designed to be easy to use for simple scheduling, and free for five people. The founders say that they’ve got customers in the Bay area, and plans to expand to the East Coast in the next year.

36
1 year ago

A platform for online courses, such as Udemy and Coursera, to operate in a legal grey area. The company wants to help them get more funding and reduce risk of litigation.

36
1 year ago

This is a mobile app that uses facial recognition to help you find the cheapest gas in your area.

36
10 months ago

A startup that wants to build an app that helps connect residents of rural areas in developing countries to healthcare facilities where they can receive treatment.

36
1 year ago

In these polls, the respondents were asked to pick the most innovative young companies in San Francisco Bay Area.

35
10 months ago

A micro-banking startup focused on helping the unbanked in low-income, remote areas of rural Kenya.

35
11 months ago

The startup is building a mobile app to help people find and connect with local barbers in their area, including how to book a haircut, and even how to book a haircut online.

34
9 months ago

This company is developing a way to create a more personal relationship with your money by categorizing it into “buckets” that you can use to manage different areas of your life.

34
8 months ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best deals on local goods, like groceries and coffee. It’s focused on food delivery and grocery delivery, with a case study showing higher sales for customers in areas served by the service.

34
7 months ago

An online service that helps people find a mentor to help them navigate their careers. The startup works with potential mentors and mentors, and helps people get in touch with people in their area who can help them.

34
3 months ago

An HR software platform that aims to become a “one-stop shop for hiring and onboarding”. The startup is currently focused on HR and recruiting, but they have plans to expand into other areas of the business.

34
1 year ago

The founders of this toolset are building an app that lets drivers find gas stations in their area.

33
8 months ago

A medical app for patients to help them connect with a variety of medical professionals in their area.

33
7 months ago

Lending platform for micro-lending for people in areas of the world where banks don’t work. Empowering people with capital where it is needed most. The company wants to lend $1 billion in the first year.

33
3 months ago

 A “social network of businesses.” The company is building an app for businesses to find people to send their packages. It’s focused on a local market in San Francisco, especially for companies that have employees in the area but don’t have a local delivery service.

33
1 year ago

This startup is a grocery delivery service that serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It has a total of 400 restaurants on its platform.

32
10 months ago

It’s a location-based service for ridesharing. The company is currently in beta in the San Francisco Bay Area but hopes to expand from there.

32
2 months ago

A tool that allows people to find the best car insurance rates in their area.

32
1 year ago

A “human-powered” platform that connects users with other people in their niche-of-interest. The idea is that each user has an “agent” who will help them find other people in the same area or have similar interests.

31
11 months ago

This one is a bit of a stretch to be sure, but the idea is that when you need a car for a day or a week, you can borrow one from a company in your area. The company then acts as a rental broker and rents the car to you at a set rate.

31
10 months ago

A startup focused on the energy sector, where energy is managed from a central hub to yield more energy from a smaller area.

31
9 months ago

This startup is building an automated sales tool that helps you find your most profitable deals, track their progress and communicate with vendors. The startup has two customers so far, but plans to launch in the San Francisco Bay Area in Q3.

31
8 months ago

In an effort to bring a local currency to impoverished areas of the Middle East, the startup is building a mobile app that allows users to earn money by paying their bills and buying mobile phone top-up credits on the go.

31
7 months ago

The idea is to create a product that helps the community of health professionals in a particular area access to the latest research and technology and connect with the world’s leading scientists.

31
6 months ago

A mobile app that helps people track the best deals around them, from the deals their friends are getting to the deals that are most popular in their area at the moment.

31
4 months ago

In 2011, TechCrunch announced the first Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, and the event has grown to become a major tech event for entrepreneurs and investors. This year, TechCrunch is launching two Startup Battlefield events in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Los Angeles.

31
4 months ago

A ride-hailing app that connects passengers with drivers, who can be paid by cash or credit card. The company is still in early phases, but is working to connect drivers with passengers in the greater San Francisco area.

31
2 months ago

A tool for communicating with people in remote areas, designed for disaster relief and humanitarian work.

31
11 months ago

A startup that helps brands create campaigns that are more shareable.

30
10 months ago

The goal is to help small businesses in India engage with their customers, most of which are in rural areas. It aims to reduce the costs of customer acquisition and conversion, which can be huge for a startup.

30
9 months ago

A social platform that helps people connect to each other based on their shared interest in science, space, and technology. Curricula, which was founded in October, is an educational platform that lets people who share the same interests build a community and “seek, share and teach knowledge” in their area.

30
9 months ago

A platform that helps farmers track the use of chemicals in their crops and identify areas of improvement.

30
7 months ago

A startup that lets drivers park for free in one hour increments in a few thousand cities. Rather than having to go through the hassle of finding parking spots in a city, Uber drivers can simply show up at the area they want to park and get a pass.

30
4 months ago

A tech company that connects customers with small businesses in a particular geographic area to get small-business items delivered to their door in under an hour.

30
4 months ago

A startup that creates miniature satellites that can be used to provide internet access to rural areas

30
6 months ago

A company that aims to make corporate communications more efficient and less paper-heavy, giving employees the ability to communicate with their teams in a visual, shareable manner in real time.

29
3 months ago

A company that wants to allow consumers to rent out their home or space to earn an income. They’re building out a platform, including a search system for listing, rental rates, insurance, etc. and a platform for decision-making for renters, with plans to expand into other areas.

29
1 year ago

A startup that helps entrepreneurs in the US get their home-based businesses into compliance with the tax code. It’s also a service that has helped 35 lawyers in the Bay Area file taxes in just over 3 hours, typically via telephone.

26
7 months ago

A startup with a mobile app that allows individuals to pay for parking by scanning their license plate. It is first launching in the Boston area.

26
4 months ago

A startup for food trucks that allows them to connect with customers and post order details, as well as help them find customers in their area.

26
2 months ago

A telephone hotline for women in the US to call for tips and advice on sexual assault and harassment. It lists hotlines, counselors, and rape centers and people can also search for a group in their area.

26
8 months ago

A company building solutions in the area of AI, applied to consumer marketing, is looking to help salespeople close deals by asking them questions. The startup’s founders say that it helps salespeople become more efficient at closing deals by asking questions like “What are you looking for” and “What are you not sure about”

25
6 months ago

A way to connect people with jobs in a city, making it easier for job-seekers to find work in an area, and more efficient for employers to find employees.

25
9 months ago

This startup is looking to augment the popular “find a mentor” model in the startup world with a program that will help people find mentors in their local area as well as people who have a history of mentoring other people.

24
6 months ago

A startup that helps users find and discover cool places to go in their area. Also, a platform that allows other people to create their own cool places to go.

24
5 months ago

A company that makes it easier for parents to find classes for their kids in an area they don't live in and for teachers to find their own classes

24
2 years ago

Idea: A startup building a data-driven tool for portfolio management for investors. The software mines a portfolio for things like tax losses and areas for growth in order to help investors make better decisions with their investments.

23
9 months ago

A grocery delivery service that uses a network of private drivers, who pick up and drop off groceries in an area and pay a small fee.

23
4 months ago

 A home-based career coaching system for women. The startup is currently in the testing stage, and plans to launch in the New York City area.

23
3 months ago

A group of businesses that want to do something fun together. They’re looking for: non-profits, non-profits with low overhead, non-profits in the Bay Area, and non-profits with a good story.

23
9 months ago

A platform for distributing video for online dating services, allowing people to find and date people in their area. The startup launched in January and is already working with 10 clients.

22
6 months ago

A startup that helps people find the best doctors, hospitals, and clinics based on their needs and location. Aimed at people looking to get medical care in a specific city, the startup wants to increase doctor and hospital access to areas that aren’t well-served by the existing medical system.

22
10 months ago

The startup is building an automated system to help real estate agents find homes in their area that are in need of repair.

21
6 months ago

A tool for both people who want to learn how to code and for people who want to teach others. The idea is to use a “coding curriculum” to teach both a beginner and a more advanced user how to code in areas like WordPress.

21
4 months ago

A “name your price” platform for short-term rentals. For example, you can rent a bike or a car on demand in any city in the world, so long as it’s in a major metro area.

21
6 months ago

A platform to help farmers in the US manage their crops and livestock, giving them access to data on what to plant and when, as well as a way to connect with other farmers in their area.

20
2 months ago

The company sells a device that can provide a constant supply of fresh water to remote areas and places where water is scarce. The startup is a spinoff from the University of California Berkeley.

20
6 months ago

The startup is building a cloud based “data hub” specifically for social impact companies. It aims to “make it easier for social enterprises and nonprofits to integrate their data with the rest of the world, and for those people to access it.” The startup’s first customers are a group of nonprofits in the Bay Area.

19
5 months ago

This app is a digital diary for kids, and the founders say that it’s only possible because of the way the app’s parental controls work. The app asks for the child’s age and gender, then shows a picture of the child and asks for a voice recording of the child’s voice. The app then classifies the voice recording and shows them on a map. The founders say that this is an important distinction, as it allows parents to be able to see which kids are in which areas at any given time.

19
3 months ago

A platform for selling and renting electric bikes in urban areas.

19
3 months ago

The startup aims to make it easier for individuals to learn about the causes they care about. The company’s first product, a smartphone app, aims to make it easy to support nonprofits by helping users donate to them directly on the app or find local nonprofits in their area. The app is currently in beta.

19
3 months ago

The app helps find the cheapest gas station in a given area. The service is built on the idea that gas is perishable, and stations need to be re-stocked as often as possible.

19
3 months ago

Viable is building a platform for employers to manage their employee health plans. It’s a B2B operation, with its first customers being large employers like the Department of Defense and United Parcel Service. Viable is profitable and growing in the Philadelphia area.

19
2 months ago

A startup that helps clients schedule doctor visits and connect with local doctors in their area.

19
1 month ago

A company building software to help users find and book restaurants with the best deals in the area. The startup builds its own software by visiting each restaurant and taking photos of the menu.

19
6 months ago

 This startup wants to solve the problem of low-speed internet in developing countries. It wants to build a network of satellites that can beam internet to remote areas.

18
6 months ago

A company that delivers care to patients with chronic conditions, like diabetes and high blood pressure, through a network of integrated care centers in a discrete geographic area.

18
3 months ago

A startup that helps access control systems integrate with your smartphone. The startup, which was founded in June, is based in the DC area, and has already built a marketplace for hardware, and is working on an API to integrate the system into your phone.

18
3 months ago

Improving the delivery of savings products for customers who want to save for retirement. They’re currently focused on saving for retirement, but the founders say they’d like to expand to other areas.

18
2 months ago

A ride-sharing service that lets people hire strangers to give them a ride, currently only in the Bay Area of the US.

18
3 months ago

A system that helps municipalities identify and monitor fraud from public utilities and utilities in their area. It’s designed to help governments cut costs and provide transparency.

17
2 months ago

This is a service for you to find a new apartment, get an idea of the cost, and find out who else is renting the place. The startup wants to help people find the best apartment for their price, who other people in their area are renting from, and is looking to scale out to more locations.

17
2 months ago

A tool for digital nomads, focused on things like finding a place to stay, legal advice, and people to introduce you to people to meet. Founded in 2015, Union.ro is gaining traction in areas with a high density of digital nomads.

17
10 months ago

This company, currently based in the Bay Area, builds software to help companies manage their customer-facing website, sales and support teams. The company also builds software for call centers and call center managers to help them improve their efficiency and customer satisfaction.

16
9 months ago

A startup where people can find a nanny or babysitter that matches their needs. The startup charges $20 a month, but they are already working with a few hundred families in the Bay Area.

16
6 months ago

An AI chatbot that helps developers with technical support, giving them access to the knowledge of a group of developers who specialize in different areas. The startup was founded on May 11th.

15
2 months ago

A social network for finding restaurants, bars, and other businesses in your area, then book online.

15
1 month ago

A platform for selling and buying things from local factories that are in the same area, essentially providing a local version of Uber.

15
2 months ago

A bank for the underbanked, targeting those who don’t have bank accounts, who typically live in rural areas, and are just too poor to be able to afford a bank.

13
3 months ago

A startup in the New York area that’s building a platform for creating, managing and improving the quality of digital training videos, as well as helping with monetization.

12
2 months ago

A tool for helping freelancers manage their expenses and plan for taxes. The startup has built an app that makes it easier for freelancers to track the money flows from their business, and provides a “tax your business” tool to help them calculate their taxes. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco area.

12
1 month ago

A social network for fitness groups, built around “identifying areas of strength, improving weaknesses and celebrating victories”. The startup says they have more than 3,000 members, many of whom are already using the app for yoga, dance and other types of physical training.

12
1 month ago

A mobile app that helps you find a yoga studio in your area, and then book classes at the studio you want. Yoga studios often have limited space, but the founders say their app can help you find a spot if you don’t want to wait for your favorite studio to open up.

12
5 months ago

A search and discovery engine for events and activities, with a focus on helping event organizers connect with people in their area, utilizing local recommendations.

11
2 months ago

A web and mobile app that helps people find and book events in their area and lets them buy tickets without incurring a service fee. It’s a spin on the idea of Eventbrite, but with a focus on local content and price transparency.

11
2 months ago

A startup that is building a “single view” of a supply chain from the input to the output, eliminating the need for storing and organizing data. The startup is based in the Bay Area, and is trying to land a $250k seed round from investors.

11
1 month ago

A local news app that requires users to verify their location as a safety measure. It’s also a way to provide local news to users in areas where there is little or no access to other sources of news.

11
25 days ago

This startup is building a real-time messaging platform that helps people find others in their area who are also interested in sharing a night out or concert.

10
23 days ago

A platform that helps employers with payroll and HR. They’re profitable and growing in the Raleigh, NC area.

10
19 days ago

A way for people to find a contractor in their area who can build anything from a custom bike to a complex machine for them.

10
1 month ago

The idea is to help people and companies sell, buy and aggregate goods, services, or experiences. It’s part of a larger directory for local businesses, which is currently live in the Philly area.

8
22 days ago

Building software to allow companies to monitor their water usage and determine which areas of their building need to be upgraded before leaks.

8
1 month ago

This startup is building a platform that connects doctors with patients in both rural and urban areas. It’s built on the premise that global health and healthcare spending are under-invested in and that an effective way to solve the problem is to partner with and incentivize local doctors to deliver care in underserved areas.

6
1 day ago

Galvanize is building a product development platform geared toward small companies in the Bay Area, to give them the mentoring they often don’t receive.

2
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people who are moving into a new area can have their house cleaned, their old place cleaned and a bunch of other things done that they can’t do after they

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides people with a list of top wedding photographers in their area

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This is a mobile app that makes it easy to get a ride using your smartphone Riders can also use the app to manage their ride, directly with the driver, without speaking to a dispatcher It’s currently available in the Bay Area, with free rides during the trial period

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Automated, searchable, and shareable medical records

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A market for people who want to rent their vehicles to others for a few hours or the day The company has grown to 15,000 drivers in the Boston area They’re aiming to be a trusted marketplace that makes it easier to rent cars, and more profitable for their drivers

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a way to use AI to safely clean up online hate speech, with a focus on areas where a person’s access to the internet is controlled by a local government and there’s a risk of them being punished.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This corporate wellness startup is building a platform that lets companies and their employees take their fitness out of the gym and into the world. Their first product, a smart wearable that tracks your steps and other activities, is currently being beta tested in the Bay Area.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that connects coaches and athletes, giving athletes a way to contact coaches and coaches a way to get paid for their advice. They’re currently working with a number of teams in the Philadelphia area, including the Philadelphia 76ers.

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1 day ago

A startup that helps companies save money by paying for products and services in bulk. The startup manages the purchase of products on behalf of its customers and then pays for them when they’re all shipped. The startup is based in the Bay Area, based on "Crowdfunding as a Service" model.

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