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6 months ago

A high-tech restaurant platform that tracks how food is being served and how it is being prepared in real-time.

413
2 years ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to help prevent fraud in payments. It’s an API for banks and merchants to check if accounts are being used fraudulently.

267
2 years ago

A “Facebook for your finances”, enabling people to see where their money is going and how it’s being spent.

137
1 year ago

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

127
2 years ago

A tool to help broadcast companies understand how their content is being consumed. The company is currently seeking $5 million in funding, and is looking for a $2 million seed round.

126
1 year ago

This startup uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to understand the emotions that are being expressed by voice (like “I’m angry”) and determine if this voice is coming from a human or machine.

123
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.

119
2 years ago

An AI-powered bot that helps people find and stay in touch with their friends. The bot, which launched in beta in May, has over 100,000 users and is being tested with some of the biggest social media companies.

118
2 years ago

A way to keep track of what’s being sent between two strangers, without someone having to physically keep an eye on it.

116
2 years ago

A platform that aims to bring transparency in the consumer data industry with a set of tools that help customers understand what data is being collected about them

115
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help consumers get a better idea of how a product is being made, from labor sourcing to sourcing of materials.

115
2 years ago

A platform that helps restaurants provide better service while still being able to spend less on labor.

115
2 years ago

A drone that takes aerial images of properties for sale, and is being marketed towards real estate agents and their clients.

113
2 years ago

A way to make your phone’s battery last longer. The startup uses a sensor that tells the phone when it is being charged and when the battery is running low. It then adjusts the phone’s power management settings.

113
2 years ago

A Facebook Messenger bot to order groceries from local stores and deliver them to your home. The company launched in 2017 as a way to increase delivery speeds, with the goal being to make deliveries within 30 minutes of the order being placed.

112
2 years ago

A medical record-tracking app for doctors. The startup is currently being used to track 3,000 patients in the US.

111
2 years ago

A startup that helps people get paid for their time. By giving users the ability to keep track of their time in the app and being able to check off of it in real-time, the business aims to help users be able to make better money while they’re on the job.

109
2 years ago

A way to monitor, measure and prevent “cybercrime”. The startup is currently being used by the United States Department of Defense to fight cybercrime.

109
2 years ago

A startup that offers a service that alerts users when their online accounts are being hacked. The startup is currently in beta.

109
2 years ago

A platform to notify companies when their products are being shipped

108
2 years ago

A startup that helps people set up and maintain a home security system in their own homes, and is being marketed towards DIYers.

108
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find the best, most reliable care for themselves and their loved ones. The company is looking to partner with employers and large patient-specific care providers to improve the quality of care, while also being a resource for medical professionals.

108
2 years ago

SaaS platform that helps employees get paid for being productive.

108
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform with just under 1,000 clients that allows people to create their own version of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and frozen yogurt – with the added benefit of being vegan.

107
2 years ago

A tool for benchmarking how a business’s content is being used across other businesses.

105
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to build their own websites, without it being done through WordPress

104
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.

103
2 years ago

A startup that’s building out a platform to help users with recurring payments like subscriptions and digital products. The product helps people manage their recurring payments, and is already being used by 65,000 users with 30,000 active channels.

103
2 years ago

Tech that helps build companies in the US that are startups in other countries. The startup’s founders say that over $500 million is being raised in new funds in the US, but only $10 million is being raised in these other countries.

100
2 years ago

A sustainability project that uses IoT sensors to monitor the environment. There are over 1 billion sensors in use today, but they’re not being used to their full potential.

99
2 years ago

A blockchain-based payment platform for digital content. The startup wants to replace the current system of content being bought and sold with a new one that’s decentralized, with long-term protection for the content and payment for publishers.

99
1 year ago

A bike-sharing startup that has raised $5 million and launched in Seattle. The company bills itself as the Uber of bikes, and promises bikes that arrive within five minutes of being requested.

99
2 years ago

A way for companies to make sure their employees aren’t being untruthful in their reviews

98
2 years ago

A startup that helps to ensure that you’re not being cheated by local taxi drivers. The startup offers a database of pre-vetted taxi drivers, helping to ensure that you’re taken to the right place, and not taken to a dodgy place.

98
2 years ago

A startup that’s helping small businesses in the US automate payroll and create financial reporting with minimal cost. The company is now focusing on being a one-stop shop for small businesses.

97
2 years ago

A “a service that helps users learn about their health and wellbeing by connecting them to a network of health professionals”. The startup recently raised $1.8 million in seed funding.

97
2 years ago

This platform helps users track how their money is being spent. The startup says it has already attracted over $1 million in investment dollars.

95
2 years ago

A company that helps companies build software infrastructure that allows them to handle three types of data (user, table, and document) in a single data source. It’s currently being used by a large multinational company that has 7500+ employees.

95
1 year ago

A new app that allows users to “virtually” connect with a well-known psychologist. The app was launched in April and is being used by students and their parents to help them better understand their experiences with mental illness.

95
1 year ago

A platform that provides data about how your phone is being used. The startup aims to tackle a problem that is increasingly important as the world becomes more connected: How exactly is my phone being used

95
2 years ago

A new kind of social networking platform that gives users their own personal “safe space” within the network. The site is focused on being a safe place for people to express themselves, and is designed to be a safe space for people of all types, but especially for those who are marginalized.

94
2 years ago

A hardware startup that’s building a way for software to run on physical products, such as a keyboard or a mouse, instead of being software-only. The startup wants to create a device that can connect to a computer and transform a physical object into a fully-functional computer.

91
2 years ago

In the US, 90% of people’s social media profiles use photos, but only 50% of those photos are actually being used for social purposes. A company that wants to solve the problem, BuildFace is a tool that uses facial recognition to curate a digital photo-portfolio, using contextual photos to augment a person’s personal brand.

90
1 year ago

A startup that aims to build a “smart” shopping bag for consumers that can be tracked as it’s being moved from store to store.

90
2 years ago

A platform that helps developers get paid in cryptocurrency. The company also wants to tackle the problem of freelancers not being able to get paid in cryptocurrency. The company currently has 10 employees and has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

89
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies manage their product lifecycles and is currently being used by “leading global brands,” as per the founders.

89
1 year ago

A company that wants to help companies track whether they are being targeted for insurance fraud.

88
6 months ago

A privacy-focused cryptocurrency that uses multiple layers of encryption to make transactions hard to trace. The company’s software prevents transactions from being saved to a public ledger.

86
2 years ago

A digital assistant that helps teachers manage grading. The founders say it has an “A+ grade” and is already being used in twenty schools.

85
2 years ago

A company that helps companies manage their supply chain. The startup helps companies manage their supply chain by providing visibility into where their goods are coming from and how they’re being shipped, and manage their logistics.

85
1 year ago

A startup that builds a new kind of chair, with the goal of being the first chair in the world to help with back pain and to be completely customizable.

85
1 year ago

A SaaS platform to help companies set up and easily manage and measure employee wellbeing programs, as well as provide advice on setting up these programs.

85
2 years ago

A startup helping companies that use a lot of data or have a lot of data. The startup is looking to offer 24/7/365 support, with an automated phone call within two hours of an issue being raised.

84
2 years ago

A platform for college students to learn how to code with their peers, without being in the classroom. It did not qualify for YC.

83
2 years ago

Firms can collect data on their customers and then have that data sent to the cloud and analyzed for insights. The company currently has the same set-up as a consulting firm before being purchased by a larger firm.

82
2 years ago

A digital time machine, building on the seed money of $20 million in funding from investors. The company wants to get to the year 2045, “one hundred years from now” with every product, every service, and every interaction being digitally recorded and stored for posterity.

82
1 year ago

 A system that tracks how people spend and save their time, and uses that information to help people quantify and improve their financial well-being.

82
1 year ago

A startup that rewards employees for being more productive. Employees can earn points by completing tasks like answering customer service calls or helping with marketing, which they can then redeem for rewards or cash.

82
1 year ago

 A tool for making it easy to track the time spent on all of your projects, and how much you’re being paid for it.

81
1 year ago

A system that provides investors with a pipeline of startups being developed by a team of engineers in a private community. Investors can then get news about new startups, early access to the resulting product, and they can build their portfolio of seed-stage companies.

81
2 years ago

Idea (n): A tool for operating systems to help them perform voice commands. It’s being built by a Y Combinator alum, and it’s meant to help people with disabilities to communicate more easily.

80
1 year ago

A utility that allows you to control your home appliances remotely and with an app. The company wants to use the same tech to let you control your car like you do your computer, so you can remotely lock and unlock your car (like BMW’s ConnectedDrive feature) or even get notifications when it’s being driven.

80
1 year ago

A web app for uncovering the truth behind a video: what it shows, who is in it, and what’s being said. The app is free.

79
1 year ago

A product that helps people visualize how their social media presence is being used by brands. It’s built for small businesses, and is pitched as a way to help them manage their online reputation.

79
1 year ago

A 3D printable gun that allows you to modify the shape of your weapon. The idea behind the technology is that it can be used to make semi-automatic weapons capable of being fired more quickly.

77
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.

75
6 months ago

A collection of U.S.-based startups and investors working to build a new city in Mexico. A couple of villages are already built, and a new city is being built in the future.

75
11 months ago

Well-being is a startup that wants to help people manage their stress with an artificial intelligence-enabled app.

73
1 year ago

A social network for dog walkers. Doggy is currently on its way to being a full-fledged startup, with a product release in September and a $200k seed round led by Seedcamp.

72
1 year ago

A platform for insurers, doctors, hospitals, and patients to communicate data about a patient without having to go through a third party. The data is used to improve care and reduce costs, and it’s currently being used in the UK.

71
1 year ago

A camera system that “drives and fixes” things. “Drive and Fix” is a smartphone app that tells you when your car needs a repair, and sends you a video of it being done.

71
1 year ago

A startup that helps large retailers streamline their supply chain and avoid prices from being undercut by competitors.

70
2 years ago

A tool for investors that lets them see how equity is being allocated across a portfolio to determine which companies are “winning” the deals.

69
1 year ago

A sensor embedded into a device that allows it to communicate with a connected phone and let the maker know if the device is being moved and where it’s being moved to. The sensor would also allow the maker some control over the device.

69
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps workers better organize their tasks on the go. The company’s co-founder believe that most of the information workers have on their phones isn’t being used.

69
1 year ago

A private social network for women in Saudi Arabia, where women are nearly banned from working or even being on the internet.

69
1 year ago

A real-time, live-streaming video platform that lets content creators promote their content while it’s being streamed.

69
1 year ago

A company that builds a platform for employees to apply for and manage their own benefits. The service started out as a way for employees to manage their health benefits, but it is now being used by employers to manage everything from work-from-home policies, to retirement plans, to tuition reimbursement.

67
1 year ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps doctors diagnose and treat patients. The company says it is already being used by over 20,000 doctors in the US.

67
1 year ago

A platform that helps women get back to work after being stay at home.

67
1 year ago

Senses , a service that turns your smartphone into a personal assistant, is being developed by a team of veterans of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as a company that sold the Siri app to Apple.

65
1 year ago

This startup provides a platform for people to to create a ‘personal AI’ to help them track and manage their personal data. They use data from your emails, social media, and web browsing to help you monitor your data, and create a personalized AI to help you manage your personal data, with the data you give them being anonymized.

64
1 year ago

A platform that helps connect people with professionals in their community for physical well-being and mental health.

64
1 year ago

Local delivery of food, groceries, and other perishables to residences and offices. They aim to solve the problem of not being able to get food on time because of busy schedules.

63
1 year ago

A tool for notaries that would let them document the signatures of people signing documents in a way that’s easy to verify while still being completely verifiable.

62
1 year ago

Spots are a blockchain-based social network powered by artificial intelligence. The company lets users create and manage their own chat groups, with each group being able to run a mini-economy.

62
1 year ago

The startup helps people find out how their data is being used so they can take more control of their digital identity.

62
1 year ago

A software platform being built to allow companies to use digital assets and data to build and share multi-person, multi-device campaigns.

61
7 months ago

A startup that’s building a service that allows employees to be paid without being on the payroll.

61
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that helps you connect with lenders who can provide you with capital for your business. Notable for being a woman-founded startup (two of the three founders are women).

59
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help small businesses build better marketing campaigns, with the goal being to get small businesses to spend less money on marketing and more on building better products.

59
11 months ago

A tech platform for tech people. The startup’s tech tools are designed to be intuitive, so tech people can use tech without being techy.

59
1 year ago

A platform that helps you track down the best C-suite candidates among your employees. It’s a recruiting platform that uses a combination of algorithms and social media for finding top candidates for specific roles. It’s currently being used by YC and other startups including FundingPost and Foodspotting.

58
1 year ago

This startup wants to give people a way to donate money to causes that don’t have any existing infrastructure to collect or accept donations. It’s building out a platform that allows users to donate money to charities of their choice — with no fees or transaction fees, and no minimum amount. The company is building its own user base, with the goal of being a partner with any charity that wants to work with them.

58
1 year ago

The idea is to create a platform that allows companies to manage large expense accounts and seamlessly track whether they are being used for legitimate business purposes.

58
1 year ago

This is a company that makes a mechanical keyboard that is fully programmable with over a million possible keyboard configurations as well as being hackable. The company is now shipping pre-order keyboards.

57
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies find and hire talent. The company wants to be the LinkedIn for the hiring process, allowing companies to do a search for their needs and then being able to find candidates who match the roles easily.

57
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses create a website and marketing materials. They have a few clients now, all of whom are on the verge of being acquired by a bigger company.

57
6 months ago

The startup is looking to solve the problem of how to charge customers for work their employees do for them. The startup is building a way for companies to make sure their employees are being paid for the work they do.

57
5 months ago

This is a mobile app that allows users to share the results of their home energy usage with other users. It’s currently being used by 2,000 users in the UK, and the founders plan to expand to the US in the next few months.

56
1 year ago

 A group of women who teach other women how to be more confident in being sick. The founders say that their videos have over 1 million views.

54
1 year ago

This company has developed a way to help homeless people decide if an apartment is worth locking down before signing a lease. The app, which is currently being tested in San Francisco, is meant to help people make better decisions about where to live, and could be particularly helpful for the homeless.

53
1 year ago

A virtual assistant that helps people make sense of their social media profiles and other profiles. It’s meant to help people better understand their network and meet new people, and it’s already being used by some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

53
1 year ago

A money transfer service for the African market. The startup is launching in Cameroon in August and will expand to other countries as it progresses. The founders say their product is already being used in more than 60 countries.

52
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.

52
1 year ago

 The company with the combined vision of Google, Facebook, and Uber: A new kind of messaging platform that allows you to send and receive a message with a set of actions. An example: You can send a message to a friend and then order them a pizza, with the message automatically being routed through the app and then to the pizza chain.

51
1 year ago

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

51
1 year ago

A way to connect old-fashioned pay phones to modern devices, with the idea being to make current pay phones more productive.

50
11 months ago

A startup that offers a way to purchase discounted goods, with the added benefit of being able to see what other people bought there too.

50
1 year ago

An on-demand app that gives customers the ability to make routine purchases online, with the company’s first customers being customers at Nordstrom.

49
1 year ago

is a startup that uses an AI-driven search engine to find freelance gigs. is currently being built as a per-project app that pays 40% of each job’s total bill.

49
10 months ago

Women in the US are being paid less than men for the same work, but the Equal Pay Pledge aims to change that. The startup is building a tracking platform to show how much companies are paying their employees. Currently it has over 1,000 organizations signed up to report their numbers.

49
10 months ago

The first NFC app to let users order food directly on their phones, in advance, and pay using just a tap. It’s currently being used in Paris to order ahead at restaurants, hotels, and cafes.

49
1 year ago

A startup that helps health care organizations make more effective referrals to specialists. It’s currently being used by a network of 20 hospitals in Boston, with plans to expand to the rest of the US within the next six months.

48
1 year ago

Winners of the first annual Venture Challenge will get a $1,000 cash prize. The event is being held at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

47
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a “Facebook for the workplace”, where employees can comment on and rate each other, and managers can see who’s being productive and who needs a raise.

47
1 year ago

A startup that’s built a tool for companies to learn about their customers in order to optimize their experience. It’s currently being used by a particular customer, and the company says it has data from around 50 other clients.

45
1 year ago

 A custom cryptocurrency that’s being built by a former Coinbase employee. The startup is building a cryptocurrency for which no mining is required – a codebase that’s designed to be more decentralized.

45
5 months ago

A digital health platform that helps patients manage their health and wellbeing. These apps are taking off in Brazil, but have a long way to go in the US.

45
1 year ago

A new way to get medical information on the web. Rather than just being a summary of what doctors have already said, this new tool combines the best of what the web has to offer with the benefits of traditional medical journals.

44
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI tool that helps in-home care providers monitor and log their work while still being able to be hands-free. Caregiversoft currently has a small contract with a big company for $50k.

43
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps companies manage their ticket inventory. After being founded in March, the startup is already has raised $4.6 million in Series A funding.

43
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that helps companies create, manage, and get feedback on their campaigns. It’s currently being used for over 100 campaigns, raised over $30 million in funding, and the founders have spent over a year building it.

43
11 months ago

A tool for companies to build product roadmaps. It’s currently being used by companies in the US.

43
10 months ago

This startup system uses a combination of machine learning and custom coding to detect fraudulent activity on ebay and predict the likelihood of a transaction being fraudulent.

42
6 months ago

A company that has built a tool for cafés to use for ordering food, billing, and tracking. It’s currently being tested in a few cafés in New York City.

42
1 year ago

 A connected device that connects a person’s body to their social network via a bracelet, allowing them to monitor their fitness and coaching needs, connect with friends, and be more active. The device, which is being developed by a team of former Google employees, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

41
1 year ago

Being able to use the online marketplaces to sell items that are in short supply, like books, graphic novels, or various collectibles.

40
6 months ago

A startup that is creating a new kind of health plan, one that requires patients to take more responsibility for their health, such as being responsible for increasing their vitamin intake.

40
1 year ago

 A company that uses big data to help companies identify employees who are at risk for being insubordinate or having other behavioral issues. Their app  is combining behavioral science with AI to identify troubled employees.

39
11 months ago

The idea is to provide a home base for travelers, since many are uncomfortable with the idea of being fenced in.

39
11 months ago

A health insurance startup that is building a fraud detection platform. The company is building a fraud detection engine that will alert customers if their account is being fraudulently accessed, instead of the fraud being detected by fraud detection systems in the insurance company.

39
10 months ago

The startup’s software enables users to track and report on their time and productivity more accurately and efficiently, and is currently being used by 100,000 people at more than 1,000 companies.

39
9 months ago

In addition to being a founder, Zebra has also built and launched eight startups in the past.

39
1 year ago

A device that can help “people get in shape”. The device is currently being used by a number of fitness studios and gyms that cater to women. The company has raised $2.5 million.

38
10 months ago

A startup that helps people reduce their phone bills. It’s being announced today at the YC Demo Day.

38
10 months ago

A tool that helps entrepreneurs find customers by promising to help them find people who want to buy their products. The startup is currently in the process of being acquired by a larger consumer-facing company.

37
6 months ago

A tool for reading faster, with an algorithm built to read 300 words per minute for average readers. It’s currently being used by the likes of Facebook and LinkedIn .

37
5 months ago

Provides a way to measure a person’s emotional well-being based on their interactions with products.

37
1 year ago

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

36
1 year ago

A tool for school districts to track their student populations, including how many absences are being taken and whether those absences are needed.

36
1 year ago

A platform for small-time home contractors to bid on large construction jobs. The startup is being incubated by Y Combinator. This startup takes a relatively new concept, the gig economy, and applies it to construction, which is a relatively old concept.

36
6 months ago

The startup wants to bring on-demand personal chef services to the home. The company is looking to use a similar model to that utilized by Uber, with the chef being independent contractors who deliver food to the customer.

35
6 months ago

A solution for managing restaurant wait times. The startup is one of the few in this space, and is focused on being a single number that shows how long a customer can expect to wait for a table.

35
5 months ago

Other companies were pitched before being accepted into the program.

35
6 months ago

If kids are being sent to school by themselves, they may do poorly if they’re already scared of new situations. To help kids transition, the startup will send them to a therapist to help them “develop a calming presence” that they can use throughout their school life.

34
11 months ago

A platform for students to help each other study, with the beauty of the app being that it’s entirely transparent to the student.

33
10 months ago

This startup provides a way for educators to set up a private Facebook group for their students to discuss problems and solutions in their field, with the private group being able to take part in online discussions.

33
8 months ago

A tool that helps people create a website using a single drag-and-drop interface. The tool is aimed at people who don’t know how to code — and it’s being used by companies like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.

33
6 months ago

A startup for building with wood and other building materials — the product being a new way to buy and sell wood-based furniture, building materials, and home decor.

33
6 months ago

A company that offers a job board for freelancers, currently being used by 200 businesses

33
1 year ago

A cloud-based tool to prevent nursing home abuse by monitoring patient activity and alerting nursing homes if a resident is being abused.

32
2 months ago

A food delivery platform for restaurants that will let them deliver food orders quickly, choose a unique delivery option, and let customers see the food being prepared.

31
10 months ago

A tool that helps employees collaborate around a project, with a focus on saving time and being more efficient. It also provides a way to communicate with customers and sales.

30
10 months 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.

30
9 months ago

This startup is building a tool for talent acquisition. Instead of being on the phone with call centers, an employee can upload their resume, answer a few questions, and be matched with a hiring manager.

30
1 year ago

A platform that allows users to see how much they are being charged for cable, phone, and Internet service. The startup plans to build a cable TV-like platform, including a searchable database of prices, but built with a startup budget.

28
9 months ago

Using AI, this startup aims to make it easier for people to help their friends and family by text. The platform is currently running in beta in New York City for the time being.

28
6 months ago

This startup is building a national database of design professionals. Designers have a habit of being underpaid, and brands are often unaware of who they should hire. The startup is creating a national database of qualified design professionals, and after a year of beta, is planning to expand to other professions.

28
4 months ago

This startup is building a “social streaming” feed that allows users to track how others are watching videos or articles on their social media profiles. The founders say this is a way for brands to see how their content is being consumed without having to ask for permission.

28
11 months ago

A startup that wants to help people check their credit score, which is sometimes hard to get because of privacy concerns. Its service offers the ability to report your financial well-being to the Federal Trade Commission in one step. The company is pitching it to companies like Capital One and Chase.

27
9 months ago

A new way to communicate in foreign languages, with a built-in translator. The product, called Translator, is being pitched as an easy way to communicate with people from other countries, offering a voice and text translation service.

27
6 months ago

This startup is working on a solution to the problem of “data exhaust” — the vast quantities of information generated by medical devices that are not being used by doctors.

27
7 months ago

A company that automates information on mobile phones to help users improve health and well-being.

26
6 months ago

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

26
5 months ago

A platform that helps people save on utilities by allowing them to shrink the size of their energy usage. It’s currently being used by more than 1,500 people in the US, and is looking to expand to the UK next.

26
8 months ago

A system for sending digital payments to someone else’s bank account, but still being able to track it in real time.

25
7 months ago

A potentially life-saving medical device that turns a patient’s blood into a gel that they can inject into their bloodstream. It’s currently being tested on a few hundred people with a waitlist of thousands.

25
4 months ago

A personal trainer that can be accessed from the app. It’s being funded by a $12M series A.

25
2 months ago

An AI-based platform that helps businesses understand how they’re being paid, where they’re being paid, and which invoices are being paid first.

25
7 months ago

E-commerce platform for the Indian population, which is currently being built.

24
6 months ago

A startup that helps people learn how to code by building a website with drag-and-drop programming blocks. It’s currently being used by over 200,000 students, and the company says it has over $50 million in annual recurring revenue.

24
5 months ago

A ride-hailing app that offers discounts to frequent riders, with the idea being to provide a service that’s cheaper than the existing competition.

24
3 months ago

A micro-currency with no transaction fees. The startup is building a global payment solution for enterprises and consumers. It’s notable for being the first to integrate a cryptocurrency into an existing business.

24
9 months ago

 a Pinterest-like social network for interior designers, with users being able to share photos of their work and sell it within the app

23
9 months ago

A startup for people to connect for shared interests. People can suggest what movies and music are being talked about and vote on a list of suggestions.

22
5 months ago

We do so much screening and sorting of our work email in Outlook. Omnifocus is building a tool for that: a built-in email manager that allows users to view their inbox as it’s being composed, and then jump around quickly to a bunch of different projects with a click.

22
2 months ago

A web-based payroll and recording service for independent contractors. The startup is being funded by a number of angel investors and is looking to launch its first product later this year.

22
2 months ago

 A social networking app for people with intellectual disabilities. Notable for being the first app to be accepted into the Google Play for Accessible Apps program.

22
1 month ago

A new way to view ads in the mobile app world. The startup uses a new technology called “visual search” to allow users to swipe through ads, rather than the traditional method of text-searching ads. It’s being tested with a few companies.

22
9 months ago

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

21
8 months ago

A startup for booking a doctor's appointment for a specific patient in a specific location. Doctors and patients can both create and track appointments online, with the idea being that patients will be able to call in for an appointment from anywhere at any time, and doctors can only book appointments on the site.

21
5 months ago

Designed for buyers of consumer electronics, this product helps users compare prices across hundreds of online retailers. The software scans thousands of consumer product listings from over 30,000 online retailers from all over the world. The company says it is already being used by over 1 million shoppers in the U.S.

21
4 months ago

The startup is building a tool to help people find local startups, with a focus on LA. The startup is currently being bootstrapped.

21
2 months ago

This startup is looking to create a mobile-enabled micro-insurance product for people who wish to buy more personal insurance without the hassle of dealing with a human being.

21
7 months ago

A “smart” train that can read and understand which cars are unoccupied and stop them from being sent down the tracks.

20
2 months ago

This company is building a platform for sharing and publishing photos to social media networks. Users can pick from a range of examples and edit them until they’re just right. It’s an effective way to share photos, with some of the backgrounds and imagery being quite striking.

20
1 month ago

This startup is building an app that can detect malicious IP addresses to help you scrub out fake emails and link them to the actual source. It’s a simple way of protecting your digital information from being spoofed.

20
1 month ago

A way to track the progress of project management and billing from the end user, helping them work out exactly how much time is being spent on their projects. It’s free for everyone to use.

20
1 month ago

A platform for companies to rent and sell spare space in their buildings, with pricing being based on the square footage of a space and its location.

20
5 months ago

A live chat desk for customer service and sales, with the goal of being a tool for success rather than a way to avoid it.

19
3 months ago

This startup is building a platform for social selling. The beta is being rolled out on Twitter and Instagram and it plans to build a full-fledged product in the future.

19
1 month ago

This company is building an HR solution for remote companies, allowing them to track employee movements and see how their work is being performed.

19
7 months ago

A startup that launched in India wants to help small businesses create a sales funnel, and their technology is already being used by brands like Urban Decay and Yakult.

18
5 months ago

An API that allows users to request a product to be shipped to their home and picked up by someone who works for the company instead of being shipped to a customer’s home.

18
4 months ago

The goal is to create a marketplace for members to rent out their apartments and homes, with the fee being a percentage of the rent and letting members pick their own renter.

18
3 months ago

This startup is focused on helping teachers find the right school for their kids. The company says most parents are using apps like Zillow and Homeschool Planet to find their kids the right school. However, they point out that these apps have a lot of limitations, like not being able to help parents find everything from the school’s name to the school’s PTA or its approach to discipline.

18
3 months ago

In an effort to better understand the impact of its product, Yext is conducting real-time behavioral tracking tests of its software and the effects of it being installed on the web. Yext already has a number of users and revenue from companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, and Yelp.

18
2 months ago

A startup that matches users with their dream jobs. The company wants to alleviate the problem of the “job” described in the company’s teaser video being the “job of a friend’s friend”. The company’s “crowdsourced job” is a gig at a startup, and it’s currently in stealth mode.

17
1 month ago

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

17
1 month ago

When a user clicks a link to a website, it’s often followed by a URL shortener being used to shorten the link to keep it from being found. It’s a tool used by SEO companies to rank websites. Sovereign wants to cut out the middleman and allow users to use the URL shortener directly on its platform.

17
3 months ago

A new mobile app that allows you to fly drones with a joystick. It’s currently in beta, and is being tested by the US Army.

16
3 months ago

A company that helps brands maintain their brand personalities across the web. The startup started in 2014 and has had to make some adjustments to its business model after being acquired by Rakuten for $300 million in 2018. It’s now a Rakuten company and expanding from the US to the Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

16
2 months ago

The company was founded by two former Googlers, and they’re building a way so that any human being can create an AI bot in a matter of minutes.

16
1 month ago

A way to protect your assets, like things you’ve bought, from being accidentally lost or stolen.

16
4 months ago

A digital movie ticketing service being built in the UK with plans to expand internationally in the near future. The company is building a way to sell tickets online that’s simple and instantaneous.

15
4 months ago

A company that specializes in helping businesses take advantage of the billions of dollars being spent on advertising every year.

15
15 days ago

A platform that matches people who need time off with freelance business owners who need help managing projects. It is being pitched by the co-founders as a way to bridge the “digital divide” between freelancers and employees.

15
2 years ago

Idea: A startup to help people figure out how they will pay their hospital bills after being treated.

13
2 years ago

Idea: A mobile app trying to solve the ‘rejection’ problem that young students face when applying for jobs and internships A person can apply for jobs via the app and be notified if they’re not qualified, but it’s aimed at helping young people get over the shame of being rejected

12
1 month ago

A London-based startup that’s building a new kind of currency that is designed with the goal of being able to be used globally (currently in beta). The company is working with Mastercard to implement a new type of currency that can be used anywhere in the world.

12
15 days ago

Being a photographer is a full-time job, and the photos you take often end up in a gallery or on someone’s Instagram for a few hours before disappearing. But with this startup, you can make money from those screenshots and still get paid for them after.

12
23 days ago

Activity Charts is a project management tool that aims to help people stay on top of their work, while being able to see how they spend their time.

10
1 month ago

A few companies are trying to make it easier for individuals to get health insurance, with Kahuna being the latest to join the pack.

8
5 days ago

The startup is building a $2.5 million Series A that is being led by a group of angel investors including Larry Kim and Evan Sharp, who are launching a new venture fund that will support startups that work on mobile messaging and payments.

6
2 years ago

A startup that is a matchmaking service for people re-entering the job market after being unemployed for a long time

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides an app for finding people who are interested in being a part of a mastermind group

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Mention is a tool for tracking news about your company The startup says it’s a service for journalists who want a way to quickly search through news sources to see what’s being said about a company

-1
2 years ago

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

-1
2 years ago

Idea: 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.

-1
2 years ago

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

-1
2 years ago

A startup that creates peer-to-peer marketplace for renting out your car when it’s not being used

-2
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that's building a new type of database that can handle the massive amount of data being generated

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