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1 month ago

A startup selling the basics (like food, clothing, etc.) in a way that allows users to add a custom sticker of their own photo to the product. The startup has been operating for a year, and has been profitable since day 1.

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1 year ago

This is a startup that wants to bring restaurant table reservations to the web. The startup works with restaurants and offers a way for them to provide table reservations via the web. They’re looking to partner with companies who have a big customer base but have been slow to adopt technology.

368
2 years ago

A startup to find and buy used furniture, which makes the process easier for both buyers and sellers. The company is currently in beta, with the site having been live on a small scale for just over a year.

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1 year ago

A company that wants to help members of the LGBTQ community and other minorities get affordable health insurance. HealthForceOne has been in the market for almost a year, with a client list that includes the New York City Department of Health and the LGBT Center.

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2 years ago

Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

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6 months ago

The startup has recently been acquired by Google, but still operates independently as a lifestyle brand that sells shirts and accessories.

251
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform for American farmers to sell their goods to consumers worldwide. The startup aims to use a mix of digital store fronts and technology to deliver to consumers in countries like India and China, where the rural population has been growing.

215
1 year ago

A startup that helps big retailers manage a large number of different call center operations. The company says it has been able to save retailers over $100 million a year in labor costs.

195
1 year ago

A small business insurance plan that covers products that have been lost/stolen.

172
1 year ago

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

168
1 year ago

Indeed.com launched in 2003, but has since grown into a market leader. Indeed.com has also been acquired by The Walt Disney Company in December 2018.

164
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have a phone call with someone who has been through something similar in their life

162
2 years ago

Idea: a marketplace for insurance tailored for people that have been denied coverage by traditional companies

154
1 year ago

A startup that builds hardware startups. The founder, Jibran Salfi, built his first hardware startup at age 20, and has since been working at Nest Labs. He was the first employee at Nest Labs, and was part of the team that built the original Nest thermostat.

153
2 years ago

A digital health startup working with the health insurance industry. They’ve been doing R&D in Canada for a year and have a healthy $1.4 million seed round.

147
2 years ago

This is a game that teaches players about the history of transportation, from the earliest days of the wheel to the present. The game has been played over 100 million times.

146
2 years ago

Startup founders are being more aggressive in the US, with a few companies in the last year getting VCs to fund them at seed or Series A-level, when they may have previously been too early.

145
2 years ago

a tool to help people measure and reduce the impact of their social media use on their personal and professional lives. It’s been downloaded over 1 million times.

145
1 year ago

Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

145
2 years ago

A startup that enables users to create a story about a short trip online, using photos and maps. The app has been in beta for two years now, and has over a million photos and videos.

144
2 years ago

A tool for teams to manage their Microsoft Dynamics 365 contracts, making it easy to see who has been paid and which tasks have been completed.

143
1 year ago

While many startups have been building virtual reality products to help improve cognitive or physical therapy, this startup is specifically built to help people with mental illness. The app works as a video support system to help people with anxiety and mood disorders.

143
2 years ago

If you’ve been to a restaurant in the United States, chances are you’ve left a tip. But what happens to that tip What if that tip was shared with the next person who dined at the same restaurant Farbric’s app cuts out the middleman, allowing the restaurant to keep more of that cash.

142
2 years ago

A travel app that claims to be fully integrated with Airbnb. The startup’s founders say they’ve already been in talks with Airbnb about using their platform.

142
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.

141
2 years ago

A video platform that chooses the best pieces of footage from a video to create a GIF. The startup, which was founded in May 2014, says it has been offering GIFs for free since last year.

138
1 year ago

A software solution to help merchants manage customers’ credit cards and billing information. It’s built to work with any point-of-sale system and has already been deployed in the US and UK.

136
2 years ago

A startup that sells a service to help people who have been evicted from their home find a new place to live

135
2 years ago

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

135
2 years ago

A startup that helps people buy and sell things locally through the app. Pricy is hoping to compete with services like Carousell and OLX, which have been operating in the same niche for years.

135
2 years ago

A glance on the apps you use across all devices. It’s a security firm looking to make sure you aren’t using an app on multiple devices that has been hacked.

135
2 years ago

In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

135
1 year ago

A startup that helps people track the money they’re spending online, including all their subscriptions and subscriptions to services like Netflix. The startup’s co-founder said it’s been profitable in the past year.

135
2 years ago

A software company that makes managing a large number of Twitter accounts easier. The startup has been able to grow its customer base at a rate of 50% per month, and has built a $2 million annual recurring revenue business.

134
2 years ago

According to a report by TechCrunch, the San Francisco based coworking space, WeWork, is looking to raise another round of investments at a valuation of $8 billion. WeWork has been growing rapidly, and has been a major success in the US. However, the multi-billion-dollar valuation has not been met by the pace of growth, and many question how sustainable it will be.

133
1 year ago

A tool for replacing the IT helpdesk, which has traditionally been a painful process for end users.

133
2 years ago

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

132
1 year ago

A chat bot that helps people find the best financial services for their needs. The startup has been around for a while, and is still selling its services via a web-based chat-based platform.

132
2 years ago

A podcast network with a focus on “unscripted” storytelling, by people who are not professional journalists. It’s designed to free creative people from the pressure of telling stories they’ve been told to tell.

131
2 years ago

This startup is building a way to bring the power of analytics to the micro-economy. The startup has been in stealth mode since 2016.

131
2 years ago

A startup for buying and selling donated furniture, which it says is worth more than $30 billion, has been in operation since 2012.

131
2 years ago

A startup that’s building an end-to-end GPS-based tracking app to help college students stay safe when they’re out on the town. The founders say that they’re already working with a number of colleges on their app, and that it’s been saving students from dangerous situations.

130
2 years ago

A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

129
1 year ago

A platform for social media content curation, with a focus on the financial sector. The company has been pitching the idea of creating “content factories” which can create content and deliver it in real-time to markets.

129
2 years ago

A startup to help people who have been injured by bad doctors

128
2 years ago

A company that wants to streamline the hiring process for employers, letting them post jobs and give applicants a chance to respond. It’s been used by companies like Lyft and Warby Parker.

128
2 years ago

Provenance is a food tracking app, that has been billed as a startup that’s trying to get food to the same level of transparency as it has in other industries like banking or ride sharing. It’s a bit like the app Just Eat, but for food.

128
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup in the education marketplace space that wants to help lower-income students afford higher education. The startup tells me it’s had over $200,000 in investments, has more than 10,000 students, and has been used by more than 3,000 colleges and universities.

128
2 years ago

A tool for helping companies manage and sell their stock options. The company has been operating since 2011 but only recently pivoted to become a provider of grant management software.

128
1 year ago

A tool for managing a sales team, helping reps track and forecast sales. The company says it has been in private beta since April and is currently focused on small businesses.

128
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a new productivity tool that lets users scroll down a page to view content, rather than clicking from one page to another The startup currently has a prototype and has already been featured in TechCrunch

127
2 years ago

A startup with a tool that allows beermakers to test their beers without having to brew their own. The startup, which has been around for about four years, says they have 10 customers that are testing its pre-brewed beer.

127
2 years ago

A tool for companies to manage their various customer support departments. The company has been around for a few years and is active in the UK marketplace.

127
2 years ago

A company that helps people who have been injured on the job get the medical care they need.

127
2 years ago

We have been taught that investing is for the financially sophisticated. But SICAV’s goal is to make it simpler, more transparent and more accessible to people everywhere.

127
2 years ago

"Idea 2.0 is a tool for entrepreneurs to help them learn about new technologies in the market and network together. It’s the Uber of technology conferences. The conference is in its second year and has had over 1,000 attendees and 300+ speakers from 45 countries. The conference’s format is based on the model of Airbnb, where the host gets to pick the guests. The guest list is highly curated and the speakers are handpicked by the company’s CEO. The conference has been very well received by attendees and has been named a Top 10 conference in the US in 2018.

126
2 years ago

TechCrunch’s IPOs have been pretty good over the past decade. The 14 most recent IPOs have collectively brought in $2.4 billion as of April 2018, according to research from Pitchbook.

126
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to source and sell used cars, cars that have not been bought and sold through a dealership.

125
2 years ago

A startup that sells local marketplaces for food, alcohol, and other goods to consumers. It’s been in the works for over a year, though they haven’t yet been able to launch their app.

125
2 years ago

A social network for remote companies that let’s you see what your colleagues are working on, see what they’ve been working on in the past, and share feedback.

125
1 year ago

A startup that wants to use AI to create a more natural color palette in fashion. The company’s founder says that the color palette industry is “a $20 billion market, and it has been a very low touch market.”

125
2 years ago

For over two years, the company has been working on a platform that allows teams to track the sales process and view it as a movie, with data visualizations and a dynamic timeline. Users can pull data from any source, and the company’s been working with a number of clients, including the White House, to do this.

124
2 years ago

In addition to the startup projects listed here, some startups have been incubated at Techstars in its program.

124
2 years ago

A digital health platform that provides a much better, more complete view of a person’s health. The company has been in stealth mode for a couple of years and is now publicly launching.

124
2 years ago

The startup is building a marketplace for people looking to sell or buy items that have been previously owned by celebrities.

124
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.

122
2 years ago

The startup recently raised $800,000 in seed funding, and has been using this to build a platform for people to tell stories and create video content in a “curated, structured, and safe environment”.

122
2 years ago

A company that is building a tool that allows consumers to make use of the data from their fitness tracker to better understand what they’re eating and how they’re exercising. The company is working with fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone, and has also been working with the makers of the Nike+ FuelBand.

122
2 years ago

A way to stay in touch with a company long after they’ve been acquired.

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1 year ago

A tool to alert the user when they’ve been tagged in a photo or video.

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1 year ago

A set of tools for businesses to manage their online reputation. Reputation.com was a well-known startup that has been acquired by a large corporation, and is either relaunching as a separate company or being absorbed into that.

122
2 years ago

An artificial intelligence company that’s been working on an automated way to categorize images.

121
2 years ago

An AI-powered platform that allows artists to create unique video content, and also that provides a way for them to sell their videos for revenue. It is based on an idea for YouTube-based video sharing that was pitched in 2016, but has been in development since then.

121
2 years ago

The company’s founders say they plan to push a “geo-federated” app to help people spend time virtually in a place they’ve never been.

121
2 years ago

 A mobile app that helps men find their soulmates  that has been downloaded by 9,000 people since its launch in February.

121
1 year ago

Jet.com is a startup that will sell anything from household items to clothes to groceries to a single user, with no membership fees or minimum purchase requirements. It’s been called the Amazon of online shopping that will work on the ground. The company says it has 1.1 million active buyers already, and a $3 billion run rate.

121
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.

121
2 years ago

A company that helps you track down your lost luggage and helps you make sure it’s not been stolen.

120
2 years ago

A fingerprint-based unlock system for phones. The startup is trying to make fingerprint sensors more secure by having users open their phones in a certain way and secure them. This is a startup that has been around for a while, with a version known as SnapLock, but it is now rebranding itself as Fingerprint Lock.

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2 years ago

The app is meant to help people feel connected to their communities and to learn about local government, news, and weather. It’s being built by the tech team of a Philly-based newsroom and has been in the works since 2013.

119
2 years ago

A video-game startup that is building a platform that allows users to create and monetize their own mobile games. The company has been working on the idea for over two years, and is now ready to launch.

119
2 years ago

A payment technology company that works with online retailers and e-commerce platforms. The startup uses blockchain technology to enable payments between the retailer and the customer. It has been featured on the “top 10 under-the-radar blockchain startups” from CB Insights.

119
1 year ago

A tool for scheduling meetings with those who have been approved as a relevant contact

119
1 year ago

A tool that helps manage grants and contributions for non-profits. The company has been funded by YC and the National Endowment for the Arts.

119
2 years ago

A startup for on-demand car services in Singapore. The startup’s founder says he’s been offering the service with Uber for the past year and says it’s a $1 billion market in Singapore.

118
2 years ago

A SaaS-based email marketing tool with an emphasis on design. The startup’s founders have raised nearly $500,000 in seed funding, including from Y Combinator, and have been named as YC’s top-ranked summer 2019 company.

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2 years ago

Food delivery and home services in India with no delivery fees. The startup is looking to deliver a wide range of goods, from food to cleaning products, from thousands of businesses that have been vetted by the company.

117
1 year ago

This SaaS platform helps hospitals reduce medical errors and increase patient satisfaction with their medical appointments. It’s already been implemented at three hospitals in the U.S. and is at 25 others now.

117
2 years ago

A startup that plans to provide a way for people to quickly see when new content has been added to a social media platform.

115
2 years ago

A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

115
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies replace traditional human customer service with a chat bot. The startup has been in beta since February.

114
1 year ago

A medical technology startup that’s been working on a smart bracelet that tracks the wearer’s vital signs and analyzes that data to help determine the best course of action.

114
2 years ago

In 2016, the company was featured in a Wired article titled "The $10 Million Game That Can Change Your Life," and has been covered in articles in Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Economist.

113
2 years ago

A tool for creating quick videos, working as a companion to other video creation tools. It’s been used by over 1,000 brands, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Taylor Swift, and Anthony Bourdain.

113
2 years ago

A smartphone-based navigation app that can read your GPS data and build a map of where you’ve been. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps users navigate the legal process when dealing with the government. The startup has been working with regulators in Malaysia to implement a compliance platform for businesses.

113
1 year ago

 A company that provides insurance to people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted by the people they work with. They are currently working with three clients, with plans to begin working with larger employers in early 2020.

113
2 months ago

A digital marketing platform focused on helping companies reach their target audience in the best way possible. The company has been doing digital marketing for over a decade.

113
2 years ago

A sports team management company that’s been in business since 2012. It works with teams in both the US and Europe in terms of managing their rosters, travel, and other team-related needs.

112
2 years ago

The company is building something called “Zero-Effort”, which allows you to get a lot of stuff done at once without actually doing anything. When you get the app, you get a list of tasks that have been done for you.

112
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform that helps sports teams track players’ health and performance in real-time. They are hosting a hackathon for developers to build the tech they’ve been developing in stealth mode.

112
1 year ago

A product that helps people manage their digital content. The startup says they’ve been working with the Y Combinator alumni community since 2013 and has already helped them launch a number of products and services.

112
2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

A fitness tracking device that’s been downloaded over 3 million times, has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the App Store, and was sold to Apple. It’s been used by over 60 million people and is now the best-selling fitness tracker on the market. It’s profitable and has a $300 million valuation.

111
2 years ago

A startup that helps you create, share, and sell short-form videos. The startup has a 4-person team and has been used by a number of brands — including the NBA, NHL, and Tom’s Shoes.

111
2 years ago

A bicycle sharing startup that's looking to build a global network of bike-sharing services. The company wants to bring bike sharing to places it's been absent thus far.

111
1 year ago

Patagonia has been in the YC program since 2010. The company sells backpacks and other outdoor gear through retail and wholesale channels in the US and internationally.

111
2 years ago

A project management tool built for teams that want to organize their projects. It’s already been used by a lot of the world’s biggest brands.

110
1 year ago

This startup is making lifestyle capture devices that help people remember what they’re doing and where they’ve been at all times. It’s like a Fitbit and a Misfit combined.

110
2 years ago

A company that handles the billing for companies that offer paid subscriptions to their services. They’ve been in business for 5 months.

108
2 years ago

For the past two months, the startup has been building a platform that helps people find jobs, with a focus on the job seeker. The solution is built on an AI that scours through job listings, and a platform that allows job seekers to better manage their resumes.

107
7 months ago

A company that helps companies with “employee engagement”. The idea is that by using its “engagement platform”, companies can find more engaged employees and more engaged customers, and it’s been used by companies like Airbnb, Stripe, and LinkedIn.

107
2 years ago

A simple mobile money transfer service for the African market. The startup is based in Kenya and is trying to solve a problem that’s been around for decades, but hasn’t gotten a lot of attention.

106
2 years ago

A search engine for things that have been read. The company’s co-founder was a former search engine developer who was frustrated with the state of the industry.

106
2 years ago

A video sharing app for events and conferences. Following a seed round, it’s been acquired by Live Nation’s Blink.

106
2 years ago

Directs and optimizes customer interactions with brick-and-mortar stores. The company has developed a proprietary virtual assistant software which has already been integrated into 88 retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Petco, and Whole Foods.

105
2 years ago

A Canadian startup that has been testing a new way to deal with the waste of Canadian food waste by using what they call “a great bed of lettuce”.

105
2 months ago

A product that helps businesses better manage their finances and automate their processes. The startup is focused on meeting a need that they say has been unmet by other tools.

105
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for non-programmers to spread their own ideas together with others in real time. The company has been building a community of online users to ask and answer questions in a Q&A format.

104
2 years ago

A seed-stage medical tech startup focused on helping patients undergoing surgery and managing their pain through a smartphone app. The founders say they’ve been featured on 60 Minutes, and have raised a $1 million seed round

104
2 years ago

A startup that builds an e-commerce platform for the cannabis industry. The team has been operating in the Asian market for the past three years.

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1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

A platform that connects lenders to people who have bad credit to pay loans back on time. The company’s cofounder, David Leon, says the company is profitable, has more than $1.3 million in loans, and has been servicing loans for over a year.

103
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a blockchain powered tracking system for food. The startup is building a network of sensors that allow people to track their own food and what it’s been through.

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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.

102
1 year ago

 A company that sells software to help people increase the efficiency with which they commute. People have been searching for ways to get from one place to another faster for a long time. Relay is a startup that wants to make that easier.

102
2 years ago

A startup with a “smart” suitcase that can track its owner’s travel by GPS, and let them know when it has been dropped or lost.

100
2 years ago

A device that connects to an existing spectrometer for blood analysis. The device is ready to be used in clinical trials, and has already been approved by the FDA.

100
2 years ago

An AI-powered product recommendation platform that helps users find and shop for products across Amazon and other retailers. The startup wants to build the first recommendation platform for consumers in the US, where it’s been testing.

100
2 years ago

A startup for digital goods, taking a page out of the Apple model of selling new iPhone apps on the day of release. The startup is selling digital goods like digital photographs and videos that have already been processed.

99
2 years ago

A tool for finding out how many people have downloaded your app, and how many have used it in the past week. The founders say that it’s been integrated into 75 different apps, and that they’ve seen a 20% increase in user retention and engagement once they started using it, with a 50% increase in revenue.

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2 years ago

A startup that helps people find cheap flights to and from the city where they’re visiting. The company says it’s already been used by tens of thousands of customers who saved $1,000 on a flight.

99
1 year ago

A B2C startup that aims to help users better identify the right tool for a given task. Resolve is a feature-rich, chrome-based extension that can be added to any website. Since Resolve launched, over 100,000 people have installed it, and they’ve already been able to make around $1,000,000 from the app.

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2 months ago

We’re big fans of Y Combinator and have been for a long time. The startup wants to help restaurants manage their food waste and make it easy for customers to donate excess food to local shelters.

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2 years ago

The startup behind Jobster, which helps employers and job seekers find each other, has been acquired by LinkedIn for $90 million

97
2 years ago

Many of the startups on this list have been mentioned in other lists of the best startups in other countries.

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2 years ago

A messaging app for the US government that allows users to set up a “digital safety net”. Users can set aside extra money to pay for medical bills, car payments, or other expenses. The government’s been piloting the app with its own employees.

95
2 years ago

A tool for insurance brokers to track which agents have been working together to win new business. The startup is looking to provide “a better ROI for insurance brokers”, by cutting out the middle man.

95
2 years ago

A startup for crowd-sourcing, developed by the founders of Yelp, to help providers compete for customers. It’s currently a beta app, but the founders say it will be available for businesses to use in the coming weeks. If it catches on, it could disrupt the way users find and book services by grouping a person’s needs in front of a provider that has been vetted by the community.

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1 year ago

The company has been working with major banks in the region to help them improve the way they price loans and mortgages. It can also help non-bank lenders do the same.

95
2 years ago

A platform for sharing tools and services between people who need them. So far, they’ve been able to build a basic stack for a Kickstarter-like experience, and work on a basic version of the

94
2 years ago

An on-demand on-demand surgery service. Patients go to a hospital, get a procedure done, and go home the same day. The company is still bootstrapped, but has been working with both the UK government and the NHS.

94
2 years ago

A startup that helps employers to cut down on errors and save money while hiring, and also helps job seekers find employment. The company is in the early stages of a $3 million seed round and has been in beta since July.

93
2 years ago

A tool for independent artists and entrepreneurs to get a head start on their next business idea. The startup has been testing through its own internal network.

92
2 years ago

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

92
2 years ago

An online marketplace for trading used books, based on users volunteering their books as collateral. The company is based in the UK but has been growing in the US.

91
1 year ago

The company’s founders have been called "the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the Indian startup scene" by a reporter in Quartz.

91
1 year ago

A tool for teachers to create and manage lessons. The startup has been building the platform for about a year and has about 6K users.

90
1 year ago

A company that wants to help people store medical records. Medtronic shares the same vision, but has been unable to land deals with hospitals and doctors. Medtronic has raised $1.7 million in funding from investors including GE Ventures and the National Academy of Medicine.

90
2 months ago

For the past year, they’ve been working on a 2-man company that focuses on building a set of tools that can help startups and freelancers manage their projects.

90
2 years ago

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

89
1 year ago

A startup that connects shoppers with crowdsourced personal shoppers. It has been acquired by Groupon.

88
1 year ago

This company wants to make it easier for businesses to manage their customer data. They’ve been in stealth mode for

88
1 year ago

A startup that’s trying to figure out how to make chatbots work for people. So far, it’s been tested as a Skype chatbot that helps you schedule a doctor’s appointment.

88
2 years ago

A company that helps companies with bookkeeping, and aims to do it all online. They pitch themselves as something like a “full-service accounting platform,” complete with invoicing, payments, and accounting integrations. The company was founded in 2015, and has been profitable in its first year.

87
2 years ago

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

87
2 years ago

A startup for hiring refurbished items. The company’s CEO, who is also CEO of a shipping company, has been refurbishing old shipping containers and reselling them on the site. The company has raised $1.5 million in funding.

87
1 year ago

A set of tools to help make a mobile app. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a

86
1 year ago

A platform that helps people ask for things on their phones. The startup has been working with a number of companies and wants to expand their platform into other verticals.

85
1 year ago

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

85
2 years ago

An online publisher for local news, Newburgh Free Press has been around since 2014.

84
1 year ago

The company is building ways to better manage your accounts, such as better onboarding, customer service, and reporting. They are also working on the app, which has not been released yet.

84
1 year ago

The accelerator program, which uses the Y Combinator model, has graduated from YC more than 50 companies and has been called “the most successful startup incubator”.

84
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.

84
9 months ago

In the past year, the startup has funded a bunch of startups, including the one above, and has been the largest VC in Philadelphia since coming to the city in 2014.

81
2 months ago

A startup that makes software for managing, organizing and coordinating repairs at a home. It’s for homeowners and building managers who have been frustrated with the process of addressing issues with their homes.

81
1 year ago

A set of tools to help build out a mobile app without having to know a lot about how to code. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a year, and says they’ve already secured $300,000 in funding.

80
8 months ago

A startup that wants to help online merchants and other businesses grow their audience through video. The company claims that it’s been able to acquire 1,000 new customers for its customers every month for the last four years.

80
7 months ago

A secure and private way to store and process documents, like contracts and contracts that have been signed

80
10 months ago

A startup that lets you take a picture of your car with the app and get a quote from the dealership to fix it. The service has been used to help people fix their cars in less than 30 minutes.

79
2 years ago

This August, TechCrunch reported that Instagram was in talks with Facebook to acquire the company for as much as $1 billion. Instagram, which was founded in 2010, is based in San Francisco, and is a popular photography app that has more than 300 million users around the world. It was acquired by Facebook in 2012, and Facebook has since used Instagram to promote its other products, including Instagram Stories, and advertisements. Instagram has been a big investment for Facebook, and many think it has been one of the company's most successful acquisitions. However, Instagram's popularity has led to a lot of negative press coverage about the user data that Facebook has access to.

78
1 year ago

This company is making it easier for small businesses to invest in their own ventures, by providing them an online platform for managing investments. The seed round has already been funded, and the company is looking to the next round to help it scale.

78
10 months ago

An email marketing tool for small companies that’s been around for over a decade. They now have a product for the B2B segment, too.

78
2 months ago

A startup that’s building a smart pill bottle, which monitors when the pill has been consumed and reminds the patient to take the next dose.

78
2 years ago

A company that provides a free loan to borrowers who have already been denied one from other banks.

77
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool for HR managers to manage their team’s performance reviews. The service has already been used by over 5,000 companies, and it’s available for free to large companies.

77
1 year ago

A software platform that helps companies manage the customer data and retention process. The startup says it’s been customer-funded for 2 years and raised seed funding for another 6 months.

77
2 years ago

Y Combinator is not a startup accelerator in the traditional sense, as it does not provide capital, mentorship, or other startup-specific services. Instead, Y Combinator provides seed funding and office space for startups that have already been bootstrapped for over a year and a half. Y Combinator has five cohorts a year, each of which lasts for 14 weeks. Participants are required to pay for their own flights and housing, which are taken care of by Y Combinator.

76
1 year ago

A startup that’s been using AI to help companies make better financial decisions, allowing them to make “retail-like decisions” that are more targeted and make better predictions.

76
8 months ago

A new take on Slack chat bots, which have been a big part of Slack’s growth. Instead of just repeating back what you type, it learns from you and adapts to your behavior.

76
2 years ago

A startup that enables customers to pre-order any kind of product and get it shipped to their house in just 3 days. It’s currently been used to pre-order 500 products.

74
1 year ago

A startup platform for students to find tutors, teachers, and other school professionals. It has already been featured on the Showcase Stage of Startup Battlefield.

73
1 year ago

A tool that makes it easy for businesses to manage customer on-boarding and user experience. The product has been used by more than 300 companies, including Mozilla, Airbnb, and Groupon.

72
1 year ago

A startup that helps connect a person’s home energy use to the company they work for. The startup’s founders say they’ve already been able to help a customer save $100 a month.

72
1 year ago

A “a mobile app for anyone who wants to become an artist”, designed for “artists who have previously been turned down by art schools” to help them learn to draw.

71
7 months ago

A customer service platform for small businesses. The company claims to have $15,000 in monthly recurring revenue, and has been growing at a rate of 50% month-over-month.

71
2 years ago

The startup wants to build a way for people to manage their digital assets via their mobile device. The startup says they’ve built a mobile app that can be used to create a digital presence for local businesses and brands. Co-founders say they’ve been doing extensive research on the best way to adopt blockchain technology.

70
1 year ago

A company that helps people keep track of their health, fitness, and medical records by offering a scheduling and appointment system within the iPhone app. It’s been available since March but has only recently started gaining traction.

70
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for people who have been denied loans from banks.

70
2 months ago

The Startup Battlefield has also been judged by the number of companies that have been funded by YC alumni, who are the most successful of the Y Combinator alumni. In the first year of the event, Y Combinator provided around $240,000 in funding to the winning companies in the Battlefield. In later years, that number has climbed to around $700,000.

70
2 years ago

A software platform for healthcare companies to manage their prescription costs. Has been used to automate over 40% of the cost of a typical Medicare Part D plan.

69
4 months ago

A company creating a “personalized outdoor experience” that has been test marketed in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle.

69
1 year ago

Everyone is doing it: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, then you have Home Depot and Lowe’s. But Meijer, a Midwest-based retailer that operates grocery stores and a number of other retail chains. Meijer is looking to use the e-commerce trend to stay ahead of its rivals and has begun selling products that haven’t been available in stores in the past, like wine and cheese.

68
1 year ago

A platform for new-hire onboarding that uses an “heuristic-based” system to determine the employee’s job fit. Previously, most company HR has been based on a 90-10 fit scale with 10 being the best fit, but the company claims it can do better.

67
1 year ago

This company helps consumers compare credit cards, and also helps retailers understand the costs of credit cards on their in-store cards. The company charges an annual fee, but it’s so far been able to build a strong network of merchants and credit card issuers.

67
1 year ago

This is the list of companies that have been acquired by other startups in the past year.

67
6 months ago

In July, the Brazilian government canceled a $500 million investment in Uber. In response, Uber Brazil has been building a team of 150 to prepare for its eventual return to the country.

67
2 months ago

A mobile app that helps users find and connect with the best spots to eat, which have been vetted by users

66
1 year ago

A platform that helps hospitals automate the process of identifying and tracking patient medical records. It’s a product of a partnership between Johns Hopkins and GE Healthcare, and has already been deployed in five hospitals in the US and Europe.

65
2 months ago

This is a list of selected notable companies in the Startup Battlefield. The list is made up of the companies that have been most successful in winning the Battlefield.

65
2 years ago

A platform for connecting people to their favorite foods, which will help people find new foods they might like. The startup’s developers have been known to check out new restaurants and talk to restaurant workers to understand the space.

64
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find free or discounted parking. The startup says it’s been profitable in the last year.

64
1 year ago

One of the largest investment firms in the US, Union Square Ventures, has been investing in a number of consumer tech startups. They’re focused on building services that make it easier to sell and manage products through the internet, and they’re actively looking for seed stage opportunities.

64
2 months ago

A startup that helps groups of people find free concerts in cities across the world. The startup, which was founded in May, has been featured on Forbes and has 2,000 users for the app.

64
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses identify, qualify, and acquire users on Facebook. The company has been framing its pitch as a way for businesses to organize and manage their Facebook pages and pages for their customers.

63
1 year ago

A tool that lets users share their photos and stories from a digital experience on a social network. It’s a way to create a digital scrapbook from a trip or event. It’s been used by celebrities like Pamela Anderson and Jack Black, with a team of four people.

63
1 year ago

An API and API wrapper that makes it easier to integrate third-party apps and services. This has been downloaded over 100,000 times.

63
5 months ago

The top US accelerator is Y Combinator, which has been the top accelerator in the world for the past three years.

63
2 months ago

A company that provides AI-assisted facial recognition software. The idea is that businesses can use the app to scan the faces of anyone who works for them and determine if they’re doing their job well. The app is currently being used by the University of Texas, but has also been pitched to police departments.

63
2 years ago

This startup wants to take the hassle out of getting a new phone. The company has developed a piece of Android software that has already been downloaded by more than a million customers.

62
1 year ago

A platform for businesses to sell and share content that’s been prepared for a conference or event. The startup focuses on the event marketing, rather than sales, side of events.

61
1 year ago

A tool to help developers manage their apps’ security settings, a problem that experienced IT professionals have been dealing with for years.

61
1 year ago

A web-based service that helps small businesses manage their people and payroll. The company has $1 million in funding and has been serving 35,000 employers in the US and Canada for the last three years.

61
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that connects people who want to enter the IRS’ EITC program with tax preparers. The startup, which was founded by former EITC advisor Amanda Nalley, has already been used by tens of thousands of people to qualify for the tax credit.

61
1 year ago

A SaaS startup based in San Francisco, California. The company has been growing rapidly, claiming to have “signed up more than 20,000 people in just the past month”. Its app lets users schedule and pay for deliveries, including food and household items, with a delivery fee.

61
1 month ago

A platform for companies to manage their customer relationships with a customer relationship management (CRM) system. The startup says the software has been built from the ground up to be simple and intuitive.

61
1 year ago

A food delivery startup that only delivers food and drink that’s been on the premises for a couple hours. It’s already expanded into DC and NYC.

60
1 year ago

A platform for businesses to help their employees track hours and pay for independent contractors. The startup has already been used by companies like Hewlett Packard, CVS, and DMCI.

59
1 year ago

A company that helps teachers get better at teaching. The startup is currently in a pilot with a few hundred teachers in Philadelphia and New York City, and has been in Y Combinator since November. It aims to take out the headache of grading papers and lesson plans.

59
11 months ago

An online marketplace for helping artists connect with buyers through their work. The startup claims they have over 1,000 artists registered on their platform, and have been in business for over a year.

59
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies bring in new talent, by matching them with employees in similar roles and locations. The company has been operating since 2017, and claims to have hired over 1,000 people to date.

58
2 months ago

A startup that builds websites for small businesses. The company has already built over 100 sites, and has been featured on Techcrunch and on the front page of Medium.

58
1 month ago

A startup focused on protecting consumer privacy and data. It’s built a product that monitors apps that have been downloaded by a user. The startup is based in Berlin and says it has “saved” 100,000+ users’ data.

58
1 year ago

A company that wants to help businesses manage their customer data. They’ve been in stealth mode for two years and they’re already talking to more than 500 Fortune 500 companies.

57
1 year ago

A B2B service that’s been in beta for over a year that helps restaurants manage their finances. The service helps restaurants manage their business from a single location and get a better sense of how they’re doing and where their money's going. The company was founded in 2013 and is profitable and growing.

57
1 year ago

A startup for multi-family buildings that aims to optimize energy usage through a more intelligent management of energy usage. The startup started in 2018 and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fast Company Design.

57
1 month ago

A company that’s been called “Uber for professional bookkeepers”, which helps bookkeepers automate their accounting.

57
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.

56
1 year ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps with financial planning. The startup wants to bring AI to the financial planning industry, which has historically been dominated by humans, who can be biased and inefficient.

56
1 year ago

A business-to-business loan platform that aims to replace banks by offering smaller loans to businesses in countries where there aren’t enough banks. The startup has been in the works for over a year and has already signed up 5,000 businesses in India.

56
1 year ago

 A startup that lets you scan and manage your credit card and bank information online, so you don’t have to carry around all that information with you.  It connects to your bank and credit card accounts, letting you check your balance and make purchases.  It also lets you request a new card, stop payment on a card, check your account balances and track purchases.  The service has been running for about four months and has already processed more than $700,000 in transactions.

56
5 months ago

This startup helps companies build more effective meetings by giving them a way to track who’s talking, what they’re talking about, and how long they’ve been speaking. The result is a meeting that’s more engaged and productive, and the company says that it has helped the company save $1M in travel costs.

56
1 year ago

A startup that wants to take the pain out of booking a flight. The cofounders, who hail from three different continents, say they’ve been able to eliminate the pain in booking a flight by combining the data from various travel sites.

55
1 year ago

The startup has been on a hiring spree and intends to hire 100 people by the end of the year.

55
1 year ago

A startup that connects customers with restaurants that deliver, to get fast food and takeout delivered to your door. It’s an attempt to solve a problem that has been around for decades, but for which there is no easy solution.

55
4 months ago

This startup is building an app that cuts through the noise of the daily news cycle, by separating the good from the bad. The app, called “The Daily”, takes a different perspective, highlighting the optimistic and the important, but not the trivial. It’s already been featured in the Washington Post, Fast Company, and the New York Times.

55
19 days ago

The Chief Executive of an Israeli company meets with Israeli startups for six months every year. He’s also been on a mission to improve Israel’s startup ecosystem and recruit more startups to Israel.

55
1 year ago

A startup where people can list, sell, and buy used vehicles online. In the United States roughly half of vehicles are cars that have been owned for less than a year.

54
1 year ago

The startup is trying to disrupt the home buying process by letting users make offers on a property they want to buy, without any money down. They’re also building a mobile app that helps buyers track homes they’ve been interested in.

54
1 year ago

A medical device that can detect breast cancer, in a more affordable and less invasive way than current tools. It’s not FDA approved yet, but the founders say they have been talking to a number of medical companies that have expressed interest.

54
7 months ago

A virtual reality toolkit for creative and professional video editors on Mac and PC. Studio is a video editing tool for desktop and mobile. It’s aimed at prosumers and professionals alike, and is developed by a team that’s been working on it for the past 5 years.

53
7 months ago

This startup, which was founded in December, has been fun for the last year.

53
7 months ago

A startup that is building a service for small businesses that helps them manage their finances, inventory, and sales. It’s been in beta for two months and is nearing launch.

53
2 months ago

A personal assistant who handles your travel planning for a flat fee, using a mix of algorithms and human-powered help. The company has been in stealth since August 2014.

53
1 year ago

The team made a video about how to use Slack, and the video has been shared over 100,000 times across Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. As of the end of July, Slack has over 3 million daily active users.

52
1 year ago

Is a way for people to wirelessly charge their Apple Watch. The startup has been shipping Apple Watch chargers to customers around the world, and recently received a $1.2 million investment from a group of angel investors.

52
1 year ago

A “health arm” for companies. The company has the potential to help employers pool information about their employees and their health in the same way that LinkedIn does for companies and their employees. The startup’s medical director has been working with insurance companies to build out a platform that would work similarly to the one for employers.

52
1 year ago

The startup's founders have been driving customer growth for companies like Lyft, Instacart, and Delivery Hero. After the US, they're going global and they're looking to build a customer service app called Enter, which they say can help companies grow faster by building and managing customer relationships.

52
11 months ago

A startup that helps build more affordable, modular homes in places that have historically been difficult to build. The company has built affordable housing as part of the Green City Solutions program in Philadelphia.

52
7 months ago

A text marketing tool that helps users to create text campaigns that are sent to their audiences at a per-click rate. The startup launched in January but has only been used by 22 people.

52
4 months ago

We’re all connected and we’re all looking for ways to simplify things. The founders of Disconnect are looking to bring together all these different systems into one place and make it all work together. This is a familiar idea that’s been around for a long time and has had a few iterations over the years. The idea is that you get more done with less effort and it’s all because your apps are all working together.

52
2 years ago

Idea: A drone startup that's been working with Amazon for the last two years, and is now moving into a larger market It’s currently piloting its service in Peru

51
1 year ago

The company gives small businesses an easy way to pay their bills on time and in full. Once a business has been connected, the system sends them a notification when they’re due, and they can pay online.

51
1 year ago

A platform for buying and selling used cars in New Zealand. The company’s first product, a set of online tools for dealers, has been downloaded over 40,000 times in the first 2 months. The company is also in talks with the New Zealand government to build a system for their dealers to manage car sales.

51
10 months ago

This company is working on a way to send money to countries that have been hit by natural disasters. It works in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is currently in use in the Philippines.

51
1 year ago

A number of the ideas, including Piggybank and Fetch, have been rejected by Y Combinator.

50
1 year ago

Advice on what to do when you’re laid off, pitched as a tool that helps you “land your dream job” after you’ve been laid off.

50
1 year ago

A real estate startup that’s been around for several years, but is just getting press this year

50
1 year ago

Helps companies get closer to their customers. The service has been used by some of the top names in the world, including Amazon, Uber, Google, and MasterCard.

50
1 year ago

A loyalty app which gives users points towards services they want through surveys, and then rewards them with discounts at other services. The startup, which has been around for over a year, is working with over 100 brands, including Airbnb, Amazon, and Lyft.

50
9 months ago

The founders of this startup want to change the way we think about the trustworthiness of online reviews. The way reviews are currently created and used has been a problem for a long time, and it’s only going to get worse.

50
1 year ago

A startup that's working to make it easier for people to find those who have been to a foreign country and needs a translator.

49
1 year ago

Geotab is a digital map company that's been in business for a decade, helping retailers and other businesses locate their locations using GPS.

49
1 year ago

A company that enforces anti-spam policies and sends notifications to email accounts that have sent messages that’ve been flagged by the platform.

49
1 year ago

Ideas for startups have been found on Quora and other sites.

49
11 months ago

 Great for users who want to maintain a network of family and friends, this startup is trying to build a system that analyzes text messages and sends push-notifications when your friends are nearby. The startup is in the early stages of development, but their team has already been working on the product for a year.

49
10 months ago

A mobile app that connects housemates with roommates who need a place to stay. The company says it’s been able to reduce the number of empty houses in the US by 20%.

49
1 year ago

Other tech startups that have been featured or profiled in this section include:

48
1 year ago

A startup working to take a big chunk of the market for private-label products – a market worth about $3 billion a year – and offer it to brands. The startup has a direct-to-consumer arm that’s been offering private-label products from the likes of Verizon to Target.

48
1 year ago

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

48
8 months ago

An online platform for people to buy, sell, donate, and recommend used books. The startup is focused on books that have not been published yet, but are already available as ebooks.

48
1 month ago

A tool for companies to manage their HR processes, and help employees provide feedback to the company. The company says they’ve been profitable since they launched in March.

48
15 days ago

A social network that hopes to attract the same sort of younger users that have been flocking to Yik Yak, but with a more conventional design.

48
9 months ago

Building a platform that helps companies find and hire great talent. The founders spent years working on their own startup before realizing they needed to find a better way to hire workers. The platform has been used by companies like Paypal and Google to find talent.

47
4 months ago

A startup that has built a platform that enables companies to create mobile apps. The founders are veterans of a number of mobile startups, including several that have been acquired by Facebook.

47
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies sell to customers that have been in an account for more than a year. The startup says it’s a way to “align customer loyalty with product development”.

46
1 year ago

This startup is building a new generation of web browsers, called “containers”, that work like operating systems. Containers are like virtual machines (VM) in that they run programs inside them, but they’re a lot more flexible. You can build a container that can run a Ruby or a Python, for example, and you can run a container that runs a ton of different kinds of programs. Containers can also be used to run a group of VMs, and VMs can run each other, too. The tech is still in its early days, but it’s a promising tech that’s been used to run the Linux operating system.

46
1 year ago

The list of 30 companies below is generally regarded as the best of the best in the world at the time of the nomination, but they have since been acquired or sold, or have left the market.

46
1 year ago

In 2018, the United States has the largest number of startup founders in the world, and has been for the past few years.

46
1 year ago

This startup aims to bring access to credit to the estimated 2 billion people without it. In countries that have traditionally had difficulty accessing credit, the startup has been able to build a credit scoring model, and is now looking to bring that model to places with more need.

46
8 months ago

A cloud-based service that helps companies run their HR and benefits systems. The startup is currently in stealth mode, but has been backed by Cyan Banister and Jim McKelvey.

46
1 month ago

 A platform that makes it easier to do business with companies that have been doing business with African governments for decades.

46
1 year ago

A CRM focused on helping companies find and hire the right people. Jigsaw, which was founded in 2017, has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Business Insider.

45
1 year ago

For companies that have been around for a long time, a digital strategy is often easier said than done. But a new startup called Dacora is looking to make sure these companies can maintain their digital presence for as long as their business does.

45
1 year ago

The startup’s team of three has been building a tool for small businesses to manage their Facebook pages, and plans to expand into other social networks like Instagram. The app is available for iOS, Android, and Web browsers.

45
1 year ago

A web-based app that helps you find and organize high-quality, verified local restaurants near you. The app has been downloaded over 5,000 times since its launch in early September.

45
11 months ago

In July 2019, the company began selling a credit card-sized device called a “pocket hacker” that can replace a key fob with a Bluetooth-connected device that allows you to lock and unlock your vehicle without a key. The pocket hacker has been a popular product at tech and automobile trade shows, and customers pay $99 a month to use the device.

45
11 months ago

We’ve been using Slack for years, but these days it’s a mess. Huddle wants to help teams with their internal communications by offering a dedicated communication tool for teams that’s cloud-based and mobile-friendly.

45
7 months ago

Periscope is a video hosting platform, popular with people who want to broadcast a live video stream from an iOS device. They launched in July and have been growing quickly, hosting over 20 million videos to date.

45
6 months ago

A startup to help people who have been scammed or ripped off, such as getting an unauthorized charge on their card.

45
2 months ago

A startup that wants to create an API for doctors to capture, store, and share patient data. The app would let doctors send patients’ data to specialists and insurance companies, and keep track of bills, insurance claims, and other documents. The company says it’s already been used by doctors in the US and India and has revenue of $300,000 a month.

45
1 month ago

A tool that allows non-technical users to build custom apps for their businesses. The company has been working with clients like The Ellen Show and The New York Times

45
1 month ago

You know how it’s hard to get those 15 minutes of exercise you’ve been promising yourself Your phone’s always in your pocket, and you’re always distracted. The app uses a combination of motion-activated sensors and beautiful audio prompts to keep you working toward your goals.

45
1 year ago

A platform that lets users control their own social media behavior, alerting them when they’ve been “spammed”.

44
1 year ago

A company that is building a single mobile app to help shoppers find products they want. It’s first product is a $5 app for finding high quality clothing that’s been made specifically for your body type.

44
1 year ago

A startup with a piece of technology that keeps track of every step in a certain process. The technology has been used in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, and helps companies track products and processes in real time.

44
11 months ago

A startup that helps people get jobs by connecting them with employers, which the startup says is a better way for job seekers to find the right opportunity than in-person interviews or job boards. The startup has been operating for about a year, and has about a dozen clients.

44
10 months ago

This app-based company has been built to help veterans track military benefits.

44
8 months ago

The restaurant chain is building a tool for managing and scheduling orders for delivery and takeout, as well as for dine-in ordering. It’s meant to automate the back-and-forth that has been the backbone of fast food ordering.

44
8 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.

44
6 months ago

A digital payments company that connects merchants with customers. Merchants receive payments in digital currency instantly, without the hassle of setting up physical payment terminals. It has been used by over 5,000 merchants.

44
1 year ago

A “field guide for the digital age” that helps users decide which technology options to use for their product. They currently have 11,000 customers and a product that’s been used to build over 30,000 products.

43
11 months ago

A high-tech, custom-built vending machine for businesses. The company has been in the business of selling vending machines to businesses since 1923.

43
11 months ago

This pair of Latinx entrepreneurs wants to use data and analytics to help people who’ve been affected by incarceration make a successful transition back into society.

43
11 months ago

This is a B2B SaaS tool for insurance companies to manage their customers and their payouts, which they say has been a pain to use.

43
10 months ago

A startup that raises money from a crowd and then uses that money to make investments in startups that have been validated by the crowd.

43
10 months ago

People who have trouble remembering passwords have a hard time finding them, either because they’re buried in a cluttered desktop or because they’ve been changed by a hacker. Passwords is a new service that aims to make passwords easier to find by condensing and organizing them into one account.

43
9 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.

43
7 months ago

A financial services firm that helps business owners manage their finances. The firm’s founder, 19-year-old Christopher Cagney, says he came up with the idea after he saw a “bunch of people who had been ripped off” by their banks.

43
5 months ago

A supply chain management service with a focus on the food industry, enabling customers to track and manage the movement of goods from farmer to table. The startup was founded in April, and has been growing rapidly.

43
16 days ago

A B2B marketplace for merchants to easily procure goods and services. It has been dubbed the “Amazon of the Third World” by the press.

43
8 months ago

A company that helps users track and manage their cryptocurrency assets, in a manner similar to their competitor Coinbase. The company is funded by the founders of Bibox, a Chinese exchange that has been involved in controversy before and has had expensive legal battles against the IRS.

42
1 year ago

Dyson is a British vacuum cleaner manufacturer that has been in business since the 1950s. The company is known for its trademark bladeless vacuum cleaners and high-end design.

41
9 months ago

This startup is building a service to help people who have been laid off or fired from their job due to downsizing. The startup wants to help them get back on their feet by finding them a new job, a new gig or a new gig at a better company.

41
7 months ago

A chatbot for people who have been recently released from prison. The startup’s founders say that over 25% of the US prison population is in prison for drug-related offenses, and that nearly 70% of those incarcerated are people of color.

41
1 month ago

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

41
1 year ago

As of 2017, China’s biggest internet companies are Tencent, WeChat, Weibo, and Baidu. These companies have all been spending heavily on Facebook and Instagram ads, which have grown rapidly in the region. For example, WeChat spent $6.5 billion on ads in 2018 and Baidu spent $3.6 billion. Top global brands are also spending heavily on Chinese social media. For example, Coca-Cola has spent $2.2 billion on WeChat ads since February 2018.

40
9 months ago

A tool to help power the operations of a new generation of Internet of Things devices. The company’s founders have been building IoT products for a decade but are now looking to bring their expertise to a new platform.

40
9 months ago

This table summarizes the news stories from each of these companies that have been covered by nationally syndicated outlets.

40
8 months ago

The startup’s CEO, Jessy Toh, is a former product manager at Google, and she’s been working on the startup’s data-driven sales software, which is supposed to help sales reps manage their pipelines.

40
2 months ago

The founder of the company, a guy named John, started coding Windows in the 1990s, and has since been working with Microsoft as a technical advisor. He’s now building a new social media platform that aggregates all the social media sites from around the world into one place, with the goal of creating a single, unified platform for social media for the world.

40
24 days ago

A startup that promises to deliver the “cheapest tickets in the city” for all events, from concerts to movie screenings. The startup has made its money off selling tickets to events that would have been sold out.

40
1 year ago

The founders of this startup have been working on a mobile-first platform since 2010. Now they’re building a mobile-only social network focused on young urban professionals.

39
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.

39
1 year ago

A startup that matches students with mentors who are already in fields of study that interest them, as well as companies. The startup claims it is already helping 25,000 students find mentors, and has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

39
2 months ago

A new way to read news that has been personalized to your topic interests, and which the company says is “faster and more interactive” than Facebook.

39
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a library management software for libraries. The company wants to cater to a market that’s been underserved by libraries and wants to provide them with a product that can manage the collections and the collections management of patrons.

38
1 year ago

Seed of an AI that learns to predict the stock market. The startup is working on creating a program that can learn to predict the price of a stock based on previous moves. The startup will use machine learning to predict the price of a stock that has been traded in the past.

38
11 months ago

A machine learning tool that helps designers hire faster. The startup has been built over the last year and is still in beta. They say they have hundreds of customers, including the Washington Post and Major League Soccer.

38
10 months ago

A platform that allows international travelers to register, book, and pay onboard the same platform. It’s like a hybrid of Expedia and Kayak, and has been used by more than 100,000 travelers so far.

38
22 days ago

Cofounder who has worked at Google on the search team and at Yandex, a search engine in Russia that has been successful in serving regional markets.

38
9 days ago

This startup is building a way to stream live TV to your computer screen, adding the capability to pause and rewind. It’s a way to watch live TV on a computer, a feature that hasn’t been available until now.

38
8 months ago

A media company created by people who’ve been burned by the time, energy, and money they’ve spent on traditional content-management tools. The company is working to build a new type of content management platform for the podcast industry.

37
7 months ago

A platform to help recruiters find tech talent. It’s meant to help companies find people that have the right skills but may have otherwise been overlooked.

37
7 months ago

This startup has developed a system that can be used by the military or a company to monitor their assets, from the price of a single barrel of oil to the temperature of a factory. They’ve been able to use the system for a car dealership to monitor the condition of their cars, for instance, and more.

37
7 months ago

The following people have been appointed to the board of directors at IdeaScale:

37
4 months ago

A cloud-based accounting tool for small- and medium-sized businesses. The company has been using the service since September 2013, and has over 170 clients.

37
2 months ago

A startup meant to build out a cross-border payment system using Alibaba’s payment network. It’s currently an internal startup at Alibaba, but the founders have been in contact with several other companies interested in incorporating their technology.

37
2 years ago

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

36
1 year ago

A tool for users to communicate with each other without the need for a public forum or a message board. It’s a website where users can share a file and a message, and the messages are encrypted and deleted from the system after they have been read.

36
8 months ago

A startup that lists all the things you’d like to buy, but haven’t been able to find. The startup’s founder says his product is like a “Netflix for Amazon” and that it earns him around $10,000 a month.

36
5 months ago

Nivi is an online marketplace for buying used cars for under $10,000. The startup is based in San Francisco and has been operating in the US market for the past year. It’s profitable, and wants to expand to other markets.

36
2 months ago

A startup that helps users find the best deal on an item from the Shelfie app and then order it from a local retailer. The company says that its app has already been downloaded by over 10,000 people, and that it is on track to reach $1 million in revenue this year.

36
1 year ago

Some of the most successful ideas have been from Quora users.

35
8 months ago

A platform for developing and running games, with a focus on multiplayer games. They have a low burn rate and a low valuation as a result, but have been revenue positive since September.

35
7 months ago

A startup building a platform for businesses to collaborate with each other. Its focus is on making it easy for small companies to collaborate with other small companies. It’s been incubating for five years, with a small team of 10.

35
1 month ago

A toolkit for making websites that looks like they were built in the 1990’s. The startup developed this software to make programmers feel more comfortable writing in C, a programming language that hasn’t been updated since the 1990’s.

35
1 month ago

The Idea Festival has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Fast Company.

35
25 days ago

A digital concierge service whereby contractors bid on a project, and the winner gets paid. The startup has been running for two years and is profitable, working with over 1,000 contractors in the US.

35
7 months ago

A startup that allows members of the public to share their photos, stories, and videos of the places they’ve been, with some of the proceeds going to the photographer who made the content.

34
7 months ago

A startup for online buying and selling of “firsts”. The startup has been backed by VCs including Steve Chen, Steve Wozniak, and Peter Thiel.

34
6 months ago

This startup wants to use machine learning to automatically write reports for companies. The startup has been operating since September and is now working with some mid-sized companies.

34
3 months ago

As an extension of its first-generation product, Foodpad is building a way for people to share their favorite recipes and meals with others in an easy-to-use format. Foodpad has been in beta since May.

34
20 days ago

A company that’s built a platform for mobile games to target audiences based on what they’ve been playing, whether it’s block building, racing, or whatever else.

34
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for posting job openings in the local classifieds section of local newspapers. The startup has been used for over 1,200 job postings and says it has a retention rate of over 90%.

33
1 year ago

A startup that helps patients with chronic pain find the best treatment. The company, which was founded in May, offers a combination of physical therapy and behavioral therapy, along with a community of pain patients who have been successfully treated by the service.

33
1 month ago

This startup is building a way to manage personal brand on platforms where it has not yet been integrated.

33
5 days ago

A platform that helps users track the use of their credit cards to help them understand their spending habits. The company has a product that they’ve been using for a few years and is now pivoting to a new version.

33
1 year ago

A startup that allows customers to book restaurants by the hour. The app is already in use in the UK, and has been linked to the likes of Pizza Express and Jamie Oliver.

32
8 months ago

A platform that helps people share the stories of their lives, a project of the social news site Upworthy. The site has been around since 2009 and has a history of making viral posts that go viral.

32
6 months ago

A mobile app that helps people create a personalized dashboard of their financial health. The app helps you make a plan, track progress, and stay on track. It has been downloaded more than 1 million times.

32
6 months ago

A startup that wants to use machine learning to help people who don't have access to medical care to see doctors by monitoring data from the hospital, like how long the patient has been there, how long a doctor has been available to see them, etc.

32
5 months ago

A platform that helps its users make money in the gig economy. It focuses on customer service and data entry jobs, and has been operating for the past year.

32
5 months ago

A software company that lets companies manage their own “probation periods” for employees, meaning they’ll be able to take paid time off to go through a process of reinstatement after they’ve been fired, but they’ll have to prove they’re back on their feet before they’re reinstated.

31
3 months ago

Indiegogo's projects are ranked by the number of backers they have, with each project required to have at least 1,000 backers before they are eligible for the “Most Funded” ranking. The number of backers is determined by the number of times the project has been funded.

31
3 months ago

An AI-powered system that predicts and manages the risk of a given portfolio of investments, using an algorithm that’s been trained off historical market data.

31
2 years ago

Idea: An email security service that lets you see all messages that have been “scanned” by email providers like Gmail. Currently in beta.

30
3 months ago

 A platform for sharing photos, videos, and links to webpages with your friends via email, SMS and other social networks. The platform caters to a wider group of users than just professional photographers, and has been used by celebrities, brands and musicians to share their works and ideas.

30
26 days ago

This startup makes a video platform that has been used by the likes of the New York Times, the New Yorker, Huffington Post, Wired, and more. The company is looking to expand beyond video to audio and still images.

30
1 year ago

A startup that has been in stealth mode since February and has just now launched their beta version. It’s a piece of software that helps teams build and scale predictive models using machine learning.

29
9 months ago

This is a “cross-platform file manager”, integrating with Microsoft and Linux platforms. The app has been downloaded over 3,000 times.

29
8 months ago

A social network for people who have been wronged by a company, built by a former Google employee.

29
6 months ago

In the past year, the largest B2B companies in America have been focusing on AI in the hopes of improving their products and services. AI can help companies with everything from sales to marketing and customer service.

29
6 months ago

For the past five years, the startup has been building a suite of services and software for companies that want to grow their data science teams.

29
5 months ago

A platform that matches drivers with loads and routes, and drivers with loads. The startup focuses on drivers who want to earn extra income, and it has been operating for the past three years.

29
4 months ago

After launching in 2014, the startup’s goal has been to help women get a leg up in the world of tech in the US. They’ve built a product and retained an early audience of 20,000 women.

29
3 months ago

We believe that the best way to grow a business is to build a community around it. We have been doing that with our users since our launch in 2010.

29
6 days ago

A platform that allows users to post photos or videos of their pets and see what other people have been looking at. It’s a social network for pet owners.

29
7 months ago

One of the most significant investments to come out of Y Combinator in 2014 was a $500,000 seed funding round for Linchpin. The company has since been working on a tool that helps small business owners organize and market their brands. The company is looking to raise a $1.5 million seed round to reach the point of paying for itself.

28
6 months ago

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that has been around for a while. RPA is software that runs the work of a specific job, like a bank teller or a stock trader, instead of a person. The goal is to free up people to do other tasks while allowing businesses to free up IT resources.

28
3 months ago

A “crowdsourced personal assistant” for managing your finances, with a dashboard for tracking your spending and a mobile app for handling money transfers. The company has been working with YC companies in the past.

28
6 months ago

Credit card companies have been slow to move into the mobile space, and BlueSnap wants to change that by building a way for mobile users to pay their bills and transfer funds between accounts.

27
3 months ago

A company that’s been selling computer chips to semiconductor manufacturers for more than 35 years.

27
5 months ago

A marketing platform that helps brands to drive more effective, targeted, and measurable in-store marketing campaigns. The startup is based in San Francisco and has been running since 2017.

26
4 months ago

Many startups on the list came from India, a country that has been a "fintech powerhouse" in recent years. The country has a large population of engineers and a growing consumer base, and the availability of capital and technology has led to a boom in the number of startups in the country.

26
4 months ago

an online tool that helps companies build, test, and export designs to be printed. The startup has been around since 2016 and has been used by over 75 companies.

26
3 months ago

In 2018, more than half of the companies in Y Combinator had been founded within the previous three years, with many of the companies founded in 2017.

26
9 months ago

A virtual assistant for B2B companies, built by a team that’s been building virtual assistants since the early 2000s. The startup launched in May 2019 and currently has 15 customers.

25
6 months ago

A company that helps consumers buy health insurance. The app uses Artificial Intelligence to compare various plans and prices, and then helps consumers make the decision of where to go. The company has been growing rapidly in Philadelphia, and is backed by NEA.

25
4 months ago

A platform that helps small businesses easily manage all their accounts, from accounting to taxes. The company, which is bootstrapped, has been in business for three years, and has a team of eight in Bengaluru.

25
4 months ago

This list has been updated as of December 2018.

25
4 months ago

A company that wants to make it easier to find and book a hotel room, currently with over 1,200 hotels and is currently in talks with over 100 more. It’s been around since December and is worth $120 million.

25
5 months ago

Since the economic crisis, companies have been struggling to find the best way to track their internal performance. HR software company TheWorkPlace has launched a new product that turns spreadsheets into actionable information, presenting managers with data on employee performance in real-time.

24
4 months ago

Headquartered in Indonesia, this startup wants to replace the traditional letter-delivery process that has been core to companies like Western Union and MoneyGram.

24
3 months ago

A SaaS that helps businesses get paid for their time, by allowing people to pay employees via their time-tracking apps. Payroll is a company that has already been on the market for 2 years, and has built a $100 million SaaS business on top of it.

24
3 months ago

A startup that helps people reduce their carbon footprint by taking into account their location and habits. It’s a spin-off from the company Method, which has been called one of the most innovative startups of the past year.

24
1 month ago

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

24
3 months ago

Autofill is a small business banking app. It has over 1,200 customers and is building on an app that has been around since 2011. They want to make banking more personal.

23
3 months ago

An on-demand service that pairs a plumber with a homeowner, with the plumber providing on-demand services. The startup is currently in LA, and has been in operation for six months.

23
13 days ago

User-friendly internet plant databases that have been around for decades. The Startup is looking to compile a bunch of the most popular plant databases into one online platform for both gardeners and growers.

23
7 months ago

This startup is building a smartphone app that aims to help people reduce their use of disposable plastic. The startup has been operating in the UK since 2013 and is now operating in the US.

22
3 months ago

A Slack bot that lets you know when your phone has been unlocked and your location is discovered.

22
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for salespeople to track and report on any company-related content they are publishing. The startup is trying to replace spreadsheets and other tools salespeople have been using to track their content.

21
3 months ago

A “social media engine”, a version of Twitter that has been customized to be more business-oriented and features tools like email marketing analytics. It’s a daily forecast of what’s trending on Twitter, and includes additional features like monitoring for specific keywords, and a way to share content to Facebook and LinkedIn.

21
25 days ago

This startup’s goal is to get people to provide more feedback to their employers and help them get better at what they do. The startup has been around for three years and is profitable, working with over 200 companies in the US.

21
24 days ago

A tool for recording your thoughts, quizzes and other information, which can be shared with friends and family. The startup has been around since 2013 and is used by at least 2,500 schools in California.

21
3 months ago

A collaborative space for people to draw and talk about their ideas. It has been used for everything from brainstorming to solving engineering problems.

19
3 months ago

A tool for data scientists to track how their software has been used, allowing them to track customer acquisition and retention.

19
3 months ago

An on-demand software platform for SAP. The product is made up of a set of component tools that developers can buy or create themselves. The company’s pitch is that this is the first time a SAP component product has been made available outside of SAP, and that its offering will be the right fit for other SAP developers.

19
3 days ago

HeadSpace is a device that helps people deal with the stresses of daily life, like getting back to work after a long vacation or losing a loved one. It's been around since 2016 and is currently only available on iOS.

19
5 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.

18
3 months ago

Hire the Smart, an applicant tracking platform built for fast-growing, low-pay environments. It is one of the few startups in the pool that has been around for over a year. The company previously focused solely on the fast-food industry, but has since broadened its offerings to cover retail and other industries. The startup is also one of the few in the competition that does not currently have a product in production.

18
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that has built an interface for lawyers in the US to file patents. The software has been in beta for a few months and has 20 paying customers.

16
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps retail businesses create personalized images and videos for their products. The company’s CEO says that the startup’s technology has already been used to create over 3,000 videos, and the startup has generated $50,000 in revenue so far.

15
3 months ago

A startup working on an automated “planning and scheduling” platform for the construction industry. They have a demo and have been working on the platform since 2017.

15
3 days ago

A digital assistant that uses machine learning to help you remember and organize your stuff, has been around since 2014 and is currently running on Android.

14
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for “last-mile delivery” to help customers get packages from warehouses to their door The startup has been live for a few months and has $6,000 in revenue per month

6
2 years ago

Idea: This startup wants to build a “non-technical” interface for setting up web servers It’s building a platform that allows anyone to create a web-based service, and it’s been used to launch a website about the alt-right, among other things

5
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for helping companies and employees build their own internal chatrooms. The founder says that the product has been used by YC for the past few years, and is now being offered to other companies as well.

4
2 years ago

Idea: An AI-powered email platform that integrates with Gmail, with a focus on the “personal touch”. The startup’s founder says there’s a generation of people who grew up on AOL’s chat interface and have since forgotten how to write emails (because they’ve been using chat).

2
15 hours ago

The following people have been selected as the 2019 class of YC Demo Day Fellows:

1
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who have been hospitalized find out about the nearest and best places for them to go when they leave the hospital

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2 years ago

Idea: Previously, the company was raising money under the name Tender, which would have been a food delivery service that employed the same “crowd delivery” model as Munchery or Peach Now, the company is simply called Tender, and will be an online marketplace for farmers

-1
2 years ago

Idea: An on-demand service for people who want to make sure that their email has been read by the recipient

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A dating app for people who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A way to help businesses run more efficiently by helping them integrate their separate sales and marketing platforms into one. The software has been in the works for a year and will be ready to launch in late August.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This is a real estate startup that wants to help people find homes to rent. They’re looking to target people who’ve been priced out of the market and need to rent instead of buy. The startup’s pitch is that it’s better than Craigslist because it focuses on neighborhoods and can recommend specific apartments.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to build a “Netflix for e-sports” video-game streaming platform. It says it’s currently been in beta for a year and has 10,000 users.

-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.

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