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Best Startup Ideas



2 years ago

A tool that helps entrepreneurs write the best pitches possible for angel investors.

2,538
2 years ago

A startup that helps people figure out the best way to buy a house (e.g. whether to buy an older home or to renovate an existing one)

1,912
1 year ago

A company that helps people figure out what kind of insurance they need, and then helps them find the best and cheapest way to get it. The startup says they’ve already gotten good feedback from people who have used their site.

842
1 year ago

A platform to help people find the best care for the elderly, with a focus on home healthcare.

569
2 years ago

A startup for hotels to fill rooms quickly with the best available rates.

465
2 years ago

An AI that aims to help people with legal issues find the best way to resolve them.

455
1 year ago

"The year’s best startup idea."

323
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool to help brands find the best influencers for their products. They have $1.5 million in seed funding.

253
10 months ago

A platform that helps people find the best places to hang out at night, like bars and music venues.

248
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help you save money on your toilet paper, but also wants to be the company to make the best toilet paper in the world.

186
1 year ago

Merkle is an AI-driven search engine that helps you find the best way to spend your money based on the things you’ve bought in the past. They’re based on a “Netflix for shopping” approach.

181
2 years ago

This startup is building an artificial intelligence-based platform for hiring, where customers can create a job description and AI will do the background check, find the best candidate, and schedule an interview.

178
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make the process of building a home more efficient. It connects users with professional contractors and helps them find the best contractor for their needs.

169
1 year ago

A startup that helps users find the best deals on last-minute travel deals, with a focus on hospitality and travel.

167
5 months ago

A startup for travelers to find the best hotels, restaurants and attractions for their trip.

164
2 years ago

A startup where you can buy used tablet computers from big retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

163
1 year ago

A platform that allows employers to test job applicants with automated interviews and then quickly and easily assign the best candidates to the jobs.

161
2 years ago

A software company that allows people to find the best healthcare provider to treat a specific condition.

156
2 years ago

“Best of Philly” Awards by the Philadelphia City Paper:

154
5 months ago

A startup that helps other startups sift through tons of consumer data to find the best ideas and trends.

153
5 months ago

An AI platform that helps companies evaluate their employees. The startup wants to help companies figure out what skills are most important for their companies and the best places to put those employees, building a more efficient workforce.

148
2 years ago

A startup for artists that maps out the best places to sell their art.

146
1 year ago

A Swiss startup that wants to help people find the best doctors online by rating them on social media and text messaging.

146
2 years ago

A startup that helps retail stores find out which products their customers like best

144
2 years ago

A company that aims to use machine learning to help you get the best deal for a car loan.

142
1 year ago

This startup is building a system to help engineers understand the best ways to program to particular chips.

142
2 years ago

A company that helps companies and individuals find the best local plumbers for renovations and repairs.

141
2 years ago

This startup wants to help users find the best insurance rates from multiple providers.

140
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people plan their travel The website would provide suggestions for the best places to visit based on what the person is looking for

136
2 years ago

A tool that helps teams manage their contracts and agreements, and find the best deals for each member of the team.

136
1 year ago

Helps users find the best deals on flights, hotels and car rentals. The startup allows you to search for flights, hotels, car rentals and more, and then allows you to filter the results by price, location, amount, and whether you’d like to pay with cash or credit card.

135
2 years ago

A startup that curates and shares the very best videos on the web, with a focus on “what’s worth watching today.”

134
2 years ago

Idea: A company that helps homeowners who are selling their home make it look its best for buyers, cutting their job out of the real estate sales process. The startup has raised $150,000 in the last month.

132
2 years ago

A startup that helps people get the best deals on their housing by connecting them with agents who specialize in the type of housing they want

130
2 years ago

A startup that sells a monthly subscription box of all the best products from Kickstarter each month

129
2 years ago

A SaaS company that offers a platform for managing employee benefits. It provides a software dashboard for insurance providers to compare health plans and find the best benefits to offer without having to communicate directly with consumers.

129
1 year ago

A tool meant to help store managers and their employees deal with peak seasons. The tool works in a similar way to Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards program, connecting the store manager to the employees who help them at the store. The idea is that with the company's software, the store manager and employees can find out what rewards are best for the store and plan accordingly.

128
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.

127
2 years ago

Ideas are submitted in the form of a “challenge” to an existing startup. The startup picks the best idea, and then tries to bring it to life using their own funds.

127
2 years ago

A mobile app that pairs with a “machine-learning algorithm” to help drivers find the best routes to their destinations.

126
2 years ago

A startup that helps travelers plan their trip, determine the best route, and book the cheapest fare.

125
2 years ago

This startup is building a chatbot that connects users with the best doctor for their ailment based on their symptoms.

125
1 year ago

Using machine learning, Connect is building a platform that sorts through the clutter of online dating platforms to find the best match. The startup is currently in the process of raising its Series A.

125
2 years ago

A company that provides a way to buy and trade crypto at the best prices. It’s an app for iOS and Android that allows users to use crypto to pay for things.

124
1 year ago

A startup that is a search engine for the world's best creative work.

124
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best and cheapest public transportation in their city. Called "Uber for Transportation", it's already in beta in New York and San Francisco.

123
2 years ago

This is a company that helps you find the best possible roommate for you. The company has built out a database of thousands of people who have applied to be roommates, including their likes and dislikes.

120
2 years ago

A web and mobile app that helps people learn which service providers offer the best deals on electricity, gas, and water.

120
2 years ago

This company is building technology that combines the best practices of the world’s ride-sharing companies into a single platform.

120
2 years ago

This startup has an app that helps people find the best places to eat out and then send a personal recommendation to a friend. The app is meant for those who like to eat out but are unsure where to go.

120
2 years ago

A dashboard that tracks the number of open jobs and hires, highlighting the best places to find work.

119
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find and review the best electricians, plumbers, and other tradespeople. They currently operate in the UK and US.

119
2 years ago

A social media marketing tool that lets you create posts, and then suggests the best time to post them.

119
2 years ago

This startup is building a chatbot app for dental patients. It will teach patients about their oral health and the best way to maintain it.

119
1 year ago

A product that helps you identify which time of day you should be eating food and which foods are best for you.

119
2 years ago

A tool for helping people and companies create better ads based on what works best

118
2 years ago

A tools platform for building apps and websites that uses machine learning to help users find the best possible images for their projects.

118
2 years ago

Using machine learning and AI to optimize the sales process, allowing businesses to close the loop on the sales cycle. The startup wants to make the sales process more efficient and see what works best.

115
2 years ago

A company that creates a platform to help people find the best places to live in their city.

115
2 years ago

A real estate company that helps buyers find homes in the best neighborhoods, comparing homes to similar homes in the past.

115
1 year ago

A loyalty app driven by a points system. Loyalty points can be earned and redeemed at over 3,000 retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Whole Foods. The startup says they are adding new retailers every week.

115
2 years ago

A startup that uses machine learning to help brands identify the best time to post to their social media channels.

113
2 years ago

A recruiting platform for startups that helps automate the process of finding and hiring the best people for a job.

113
2 years ago

The founders say that their product is “the best place to get the news, weather, and video you want.”

113
1 year ago

A platform that helps travel agencies determine the best deals for their clients by offering them access to a network of travel agents.

113
2 years ago

A B2B company that helps insurance companies ensure they’re offering the best possible coverage to their customers.

112
2 years ago

A tool designed to bring transparency to the loan origination process, helping to prevent fraud, identify the best loan products, and save lenders money.

112
2 years ago

A platform for employers to create a job marketplace to connect them with the best talent in a given region.

111
2 years ago

A digital technology platform that helps companies build and manage a single, unified customer database for customer relationship management. The company combines the best features of CRM software with the functionality of a customer relationship management platform.

111
2 years ago

A tool to help people find the best airfare deals.

111
1 year ago

A platform for sharing and curating the world’s best startup teardowns.

111
2 years ago

A software platform that helps cities find their best locations for parking garages and lots for cars.

110
2 years ago

The startup’s goal is to help scuba divers understand the visibility of their masks, how to optimize their gear, and get the best fit for their face and face shape.

110
2 years ago

A startup that aims to bring the transparency of online voting to the world of online retail, where many retailers don’t always do their best to represent their products to their customers.

110
10 months ago

This SaaS startup is a “peer to peer platform for small and medium sized businesses” that helps small businesses connect with each other, allowing them to find the best local businesses for different needs.

110
2 years ago

A company that wants to help companies find their best employees by showing them what they’re doing wrong and how they can fix it.

109
2 years ago

A mobile app for small businesses to find the best deals for their products. The goal is to get people to comparison shop within the app itself, rather than using Yelp, CVS, or the Amazon Alexa hub.

109
2 years ago

Spots on the map that help you find the closest ride to your destination. The startup wants to make it easier for drivers to find the best ride deal by letting them mark where they want to be picked up and dropping off.

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

A platform that helps you find the best trades for your portfolio by building a personalized trading algorithm. The startup gets its data from a network of more than 500,000 financial analysts.

107
2 years ago

This startup offers an “unbiased” way to tell which colleges are the best for a student based on his or her preferences. The company uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to compare institutions based on various metrics like peer competition and graduation rates.

107
2 years ago

 A company that helps recruiters find candidates, working with them to find the best candidates and build out their database.  The company has raised over $1.6 million and has over 100,000 candidates in its database.

107
2 years ago

A product that helps customers compare different financial products to understand which is best for them.

107
2 years ago

A new way for companies to get the best rates on car insurance.

107
2 years ago

A startup for startups looking to grow internationally. It’s a more self-serve approach than other startups, but the founders believe that they can provide the best service for a given price.

107
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help companies find the best talent in the US and India, and help them hire more effectively.

107
2 years ago

A way to get the best price on a plane ticket.

106
2 years ago

An online service that serves as a comparison site for consumers that helps them find the best price for the best product.

106
2 years ago

This startup wants to use its data to help people decide where to vacation, and where to live. It’s a bit like other startup like TripAdvisor — but it’s also a concierge service that wants to help show people the best places to vacation and live.

106
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.

106
2 years ago

There’s a really big market for high-end home security systems. The startup is building a system that helps you get the best one for your needs, with a $5 monthly subscription.

105
2 years ago

This startup is trying to make it easier for people to compare different shopping carts online to find the best deal, without having to explain what they’re looking for to a salesperson.

105
2 years ago

A platform that helps big agencies and brands to get the best media deals at scale. The company is now only looking to work with publishers, content creators and agencies. It would give publishers more visibility into advertising deals in order to improve their sales and marketing strategies.

104
2 years ago

A wearable that helps you find the best places to park during a trip to the grocery store.

104
2 years ago

A startup that helps large companies find the best capital financing options, and helps them connect with potential investors

104
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies figure out the best way to get products to market. They do this via a combination of software and software engineers.

104
2 years ago

A startup that helps mobile app developers manage their costs by identifying the best time to purchase and sell mobile ads It’s currently working with 500 developers to help them optimize mobile ad spending

103
2 years ago

Artsy is building a peer-to-peer platform that leverages the best art curators and artists to help connect buyers with sellers and sellers with buyers. The startup is building an artist marketplace that allows artists to connect directly to buyers on the platform.

103
2 years ago

A software company that provides a mobile app to help people find the best parking spot at their destination. The company uses machine learning to optimize parking options, and then tracks and visualizes that data.

103
1 year ago

A company that tries to make the world's best artificial intelligence-powered chatbot.

103
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.

102
2 years ago

A tool to help people figure out the best way to get from point A to point B, based on cost, time, and traffic patterns.

102
2 years ago

A tool that helps you find the best interest rates for your credit card. The startup says they have more than 1,000 users and are growing by 100 users a month. The founders say they’ve raised $1.3 million in funding from angel investors.

102
2 years ago

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

102
1 year ago

A tool that helps shoppers find the best price for a product online, out of whatever retailers are offering at the moment. The startup is based in the U.K.

102
2 years ago

A startup that lets you compete in a virtual world against other players to become the best trader

101
2 years ago

This company wants to help people find the very best school for their kid, and hopes to use its algorithm to help parents access information about school quality.

101
2 years ago

A startup that finds the best places to eat, shop, and stay in a new city.

101
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find the best deals on flights. Inspired by Tinder’s “swipe left” interface, buyer’s hunt for the best fares and sellers compete to get the most attention.

100
2 years ago

A B2B startup that helps companies like Uber and Lyft figure out how to best use their driver fleets.

100
2 years ago

A design agency that connects design talent with brands, allowing it to bring out the best in each other.

99
2 years ago

The startup promises to save you time and money by helping you find the best locks — and has already raised $8.1M.

99
2 years ago

A company that helps companies access the best people in the world to fill their IT needs

99
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find and use the best public transit to get to your destination.

99
1 month ago

A 3-2-1 app for connecting with a doctor at a time that works best for you.

99
2 years ago

A SaaS product for helping advertisers capture the best customer data and target them with the best possible campaigns, by pulling in data from across the web.

98
2 years ago

A family-friendly AI chatbot that allows grocery shoppers to chat with the AI through voice or text to help them pick out the best deals. The company says it’s already up and running in grocery chains like Walmart.

98
2 years ago

A product that helps manufacturers manage their supply chains, including knowing how much of their inventory is in stock and which retailers are in the best positions to buy it.

98
2 years ago

An automated subscription service that promises to send you a box of the best things it finds on the internet for you — and it’s free. It’s based on a Reddit post from early January in which the founder said he was “unemployed and bored” while on a trip.

98
1 year ago

A search engine for ideas and ideas. The startup’s premise is to make sure you find the best ideas, and do it all for free.

98
2 years ago

People are still not taking advantage of the benefits of peer to peer lending in the US, so Peervest is trying to change that through a marketplace that compares the best rates at peer to peer lenders in the US to traditional bank rates.

97
2 years ago

Founded by two former McKinsey consultants, Talent App is a startup that helps companies find the best candidates for roles using ATS technology. Talent App is a membership-based service that includes features like a powerful candidate analytics tool, a job board, and insights into candidate behavior.

97
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people track down the best restaurants nearby for whatever occasion they are looking to host.

97
2 years ago

A startup that helps influencers gain access to the best brands and products. The startup is a tool for influencers to distribute and promote products.

97
1 year ago

The app makes it easy to find the best nearby restaurants and their reviews, and the business can then make money off the data it collects about online reviews.

97
1 year ago

A startup that lets you get the best price on a flight and allows you to book it on your phone. The startup says they have completed over 750,000 flights.

97
2 years ago

A product that combines the best of Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and West Elm into one store.

96
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find the best way to pay for medical care. The startup’s mission is to make healthcare more affordable in the US and in Europe.

96
2 years ago

A “social network for club members” that lets you save the best events in a club’s calendar for your friends to see.

95
2 years ago

A platform that helps users find the best salon for their haircuts. The app stores salon location data in users’ phones and provides them with recommendations based on their location and needs.

95
2 years ago

The team is building a way to automatically and transparently recommend the best employees for an open position. The startup is currently only targeting startups in Silicon Valley.

94
2 years ago

A startup that brings together the best deals from Groupon and Yelp.

94
1 year ago

A startup looking to make the world’s best desktop security software, and taking advantage of the increasing need for it as the world becomes more connected.

94
1 year ago

A directory of the world’s best remote job sites, curated by the founders of Remote Year.

94
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who are visiting a new city know what the best restaurants are to eat at

93
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

93
2 years ago

A startup that helps you plan your trip to the beach, from finding the cheapest flight, to finding the best hotel.

93
1 year ago

Homejoy is building a platform that helps home cleaners book appointments at the best times for their clients and their customers’ schedules.

93
1 year ago

A startup to help people seeking jobs at colleges make the best decisions about which schools to apply to.

93
2 years ago

A resource for finding the best yoga classes and teachers in a particular city. The company also wants to develop a global directory of yoga studios.

92
1 year ago

The company wants to make negotiating harder than it already is by providing a simple, searchable interface for employees to search the market for best deals on everything from Amazon Prime subscriptions to a new suit.

92
2 years ago

Great ideas are not the only way to win. The best ideas are those which are best suited to the ecosystem and market.

91
2 years ago

A company that is building a new kind of search engine that helps you find the best vendors in a given local market. It’s part of the idea that government services should be made more efficient and easy to use.

91
1 year ago

An iOS app and web-based service that helps people find the best deals on headphones, portable speakers, and more.

91
1 year ago

A company that will help any business identify the best employees to hire for the job.

91
1 year ago

A company that helps geospatial companies like Uber and Lyft better understand the best routes and pricing to reach customers by using data from their phone to track their location.

90
2 years ago

The startup provides software, training and data to help consumers achieve their fitness goals. The company’s software, which is built on the premise that “it’s not about the number of times you go to the gym, it’s about how much you get done when you go”, has won the Best Startup Award at the Philadelphia Startup Weekend.

89
2 years ago

A company that uses artificial intelligence to help people be more persuasive with their conversations. Their best bet is to use AI to take sentences that a person says and make them more convincing.

89
2 years ago

A startup that helps customers find the best deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals across a wide range of travel sites.

89
2 years ago

This startup is looking to help companies find and hire the best team, whether they’re a startup or an established enterprise. The platform is built around identifying and assembling the right people for the job, helping employers quickly find and hire the right employees.

89
1 year ago

A mobile app that connects users to the best local organic food, and helps them pay for it with their credit card

89
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.

88
2 years ago

A startup to help users find the best docs, products, and services to meet their needs. It’s a tool for sales and marketing teams to help them make the most of their marketing dollars.

88
1 year ago

The software lets employers manage the careers of anonymous employees. The startup is using the data to help companies recruit talent from candidates who have the best qualifications.

88
1 year ago

A virtual assistant that helps you find travel quotes and discover the best deals.

88
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find and book the best available gym memberships, and better manage their fitness routine.

88
2 years ago

A company that helps publishers sell their content through ads. The company says it has built an automated software system to help advertisers find the best content for their brands.

87
2 years ago

A software company that will allow you to optimize your photos for sharing on social media and other platforms. It’s not an editing app, but a service that analyzes the photo to find the best settings for the company’s platform.

86
2 years ago

A platform that helps people “find and share the best deals” for everything from gym memberships to long-distance driving.

86
2 years ago

A “social” investing platform that connects pro-investors with the best opportunities for them to put their money to work.

86
1 year ago

A platform that helps you get the best rates on your loans, or credit cards.

86
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies identify the best devices for their use cases, using machine learning.

86
1 year ago

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

86
2 years ago

The company helps companies automate their social media marketing efforts by providing analysis of their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts. A company can then run these analytics across all their accounts and get a report which shows which content is performing best and which posts are most engaging.

85
2 years ago

A Chrome extension that helps people find the best dog-friendly outfitters to take their dog hiking

85
1 year ago

A company that makes software that helps you find the best healthcare professionals for your needs.

85
1 year ago

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

85
6 months ago

A company that makes it easy to find and buy the best deals on the various services that you need to run your business. The startup uses data from the Internet to compare prices across all of the services.

85
2 years ago

A tool that helps people find the best travel deals, picking up on the long tail of unadvertised fares. The startup is pitching itself as a sort of early booking agent, where customers can search for flights and then call in to a travel agent.

84
2 years ago

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

84
2 years ago

A software company building a “search engine for financial markets” that enables investors to find the best stocks to buy and sell.

84
1 year ago

A startup that is building a platform to help small businesses know the best loan options at the best rates. Part of their pitch is that they’re aiming to help people in emerging markets, where banks are more expensive.

84
1 year ago

A platform that allows businesses to identify and hire the best talent for any job they’re hiring for.

84
1 year ago

This startup helps recruiters with finding the best candidates and matching them to jobs.

84
1 year ago

This startup is building a dashboard for your business that helps you see and predict the best times to work and take vacations.

84
2 years ago

A company that wants to improve the way people pay for airline tickets. The startup is building a new online travel booking platform that they say will help travelers get the cheapest and best seats, and even get upgrades.

83
2 years ago

A company that wants to help people find the best plumber and electrician for the job by putting their trust in a community of vetted good guys.

83
1 year ago

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

83
1 year ago

A digital concierge that helps people find the best options for a variety of services, including the best hair stylist, the best car service, or the best restaurant.

83
1 year ago

A company that’s building a technology platform to help the public sector figure out the best way to use technology when it comes to delivering public services.

83
1 year ago

A company that helps you find the best restaurants in your city

83
10 months ago

A startup that helps homebuyers find the best rates on mortgages. Users can compare rates and get quotes in 30 seconds or less.

83
2 years ago

A tool that helps journalists find the best pictures to illustrate articles. Users are currently able to search and sort through thousands of images in less than a minute.

81
2 years ago

A 1-click home insurance quote app that combines pricing from multiple insurance carriers, and provides a risk assessment to help customers choose the best policy.

81
1 year ago

A health care startup that aims to make the best use of technology to help doctors and patients manage their health.

81
1 year ago

A dental office that connects patients with dental surgeons and finds the best one for their needs.

81
2 years ago

A startup that aims to make it easy for companies to “find and hire the best tech talent, without the hassle of a hiring process.”

80
2 years ago

A startup aimed to help people get the best possible deal on their car insurance. The startup’s software analyzes an individual’s driving history and compares it to a carrier’s pricing data to identify the best deal. The startup’s policy is to take a 0.5% commission off the top.

80
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help companies find the best talent for each job. They are based in New York City.

80
1 year ago

A tool for VPs to book travel for their teams. The founders say it’s best suited to larger companies like CPGs and banks, but the idea could have broader applicability.

80
1 year ago

A tool that helps people find the best loan for their needs. It can also help them find the best person to apply the loan to.

80
1 year ago

A startup that brings together suppliers and customers in a community for shared resources, helping people get the best prices and services.

80
1 year ago

A startup that used machine learning to automatically identify the best apps for people based on their demographics, to help navigate the app store.

79
2 years ago

7thSky is building a startup that provides customtailoring services for clothing, aiming to offer the best fit possible and to deliver like a boutique shop, and charge less.

78
1 year ago

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

78
1 year ago

A company building a marketplace for providers of clothing, accessories, and home decor. The startup aims to eliminate the middle-man and help customers find the best deals, no matter if they live in SĂŁo Paulo or Seattle.

77
1 year ago

A platform that helps business owners directly monetize their digital content. They’re using a crowdsourced model of community management to build the best content curation platform.

77
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help doctors and nurses make the best decisions about patient health. The company has raised $1.5 million A round of funding and plans to do its first trial in Texas.

77
1 year ago

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

77
1 year ago

An AI-powered chat bot that can help people select a best-suited payment method for their spending.

77
1 year ago

A way for students to learn about the world’s best universities while earning college credits.

77
1 year ago

The startup’s pitch is that “we help people save money by visiting restaurants that are good, but not the best.” The app now has 100,000 users in the UK, and its founders say they’ll be able to expand globally if their funding round meets its goal.

77
6 months ago

A startup that strives to be the Google of the health care industry by helping doctors get the information they need to make the best medical decisions.

77
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies learn about the best technology for their business, and then negotiates the best rates for their clients.

76
1 year ago

Helping its customers to find the best rates on energy usage for their own home. EnergyIQ is building a platform to help its customers save money by offering personalized energy rates.

76
1 year ago

A startup that makes it cheaper and faster for online businesses to choose the best suppliers. It’s essentially a marketplace for business to compare suppliers.

76
1 year ago

A startup that uses machine learning and natural language processing to help companies determine what the best way is to communicate with customers.

76
2 years ago

Helping companies find and hire the best crew for their projects, from the best electricians to the best drone pilots.

75
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find the best and cheapest healthcare, based on the best information available on what treatments are effective, and what providers are best. HealthMap is targeting big cities in the US that have good healthcare options and are currently underserved by them.

75
1 year ago

A company that aims to help people find the best local plumbers for their needs. It’s a service that lets people in the US and Canada search for local plumbers on a list of vetted pros.

75
1 year ago

A startup that aims to create a new type of financial advisor – one that connects you with a financial advisor and a financial product provider that can help you get the best deal possible.

75
1 year ago

A company building a tool for e-commerce companies to find the best possible locations to open new stores.

75
1 year ago

An intelligent recording studio that learns how to record different types of sounds and how to best capture them.

74
1 year ago

A startup that helps programmers write beautiful code, built on the fact that we’re all just doing the best we can with the tools we have and doesn’t expect its users to be professional programmers with developer-level command of the language it’s written in.

73
1 year ago

A company that helps you evaluate the best investments to take advantage of growing trends — and withdraw money if you want.

73
1 year ago

A photo-sharing service that uses AI to find the best “story” in a photo and recommend it to others. Users can also share their favorite stories with friends.

73
1 year ago

A startup that filters the best products to buy for customers based on their personal preferences.

73
2 years ago

A platform for people to find the best deals on various products, and make a single purchase.

72
1 year ago

A startup using AI to help companies and individuals find the best price for everything from auto insurance to life insurance.

72
1 year ago

 A startup that helps you find the best deals on events and tickets by analyzing past purchases

72
1 year ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps you negotiate the best deal on a car loan.

72
1 year ago

Helping tech companies find the best international talent to fill tech jobs.

72
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best deals on local flights. The startup is already seeing 1,000 downloads every week and is expanding nationally with a $500,000 investment.

71
1 year ago

This startup is building a new tool for doctors to share patient information in a single place, allowing them to communicate with each other and with their patients in a way that they think works best for them.

71
1 year ago

VentureBeat has won several awards, including a 2015 Webby Award for Best Mobile App, and a 2016 Webby for Best Digital Business.

70
1 year ago

A company that helps recruiters and job seekers find the best fit for job openings using a combination of personal data and a proprietary algorithm.

70
1 year ago

A SaaS-base app that helps buyers of home services find the best deal on a service.

69
1 year ago

A startup that is building a network of independent financial advisors who will work with people to get them the best insurance rates available.

69
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find the best person to help you with the things you want to do.

69
1 year ago

"This list of startups is a non-exhaustive collection of the best companies funded by YC. It's not intended to be a comprehensive list of all startups funded by YC. Regardless, we'll be publishing additional startups funded by YC at a later date."

69
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help journalists write better. It’s best for longer writing, and it lets you know which writing styles and topics are best for you.

69
1 year ago

A startup for finding and sharing the best parties in your city

68
1 year ago

This startup is creating a chatbot that will help users find the best deal on airline tickets, and provide recommendations based on personal preferences.

68
1 year ago

The company is taking a best-of-breed approach to the B2B market. They’re creating a SaaS solution that allows companies to collect and organize customer data, then use it to make better product decisions.

68
10 months ago

This startup builds tools that help product marketers find the best influencers to be featured on their product.

68
1 year ago

A tool that helps businesses identify the best-performing social media posts and shares across various media platforms.

67
1 year ago

A startup that wants to use data science to tell you how best to spend your money based on your personal tastes.

67
1 year ago

The startup is trying to solve the problem of the lack of consumer choice in the longtail economy by introducing a service to help consumers find the best products at the best price.

67
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find apartments to rent. They are using machine learning to scan Craigslist ads, notify people that there are apartments available, and suggest the best rent/price range.

67
1 year ago

A startup to help people find the best rate for an apartment, whether it’s to rent or sell. The startup wants to enable apartment search for people with low to no credit, helping them get the best rate.

67
10 months ago

This startup is building an app to help people find the best prices on healthcare. It’s similar to Groupon, but it’s geared for hospitals and insurance companies to use to provide discounts to their clients.

67
1 year ago

A platform that links manufacturers and the people who buy their products (consumers and businesses). The service helps retailers find the best suppliers and creates a better purchasing experience.

66
1 year ago

A company that offers a tool to help users with depression and anxiety make better decisions. The company’s biofeedback tool can help users understand their brainwaves, moods, and other patterns that signal when a decision is best, and when they should stop or change.

66
1 year ago

A free software that helps companies find the best time to market their products, based on customer use.

66
2 years ago

The product is a hardware device that uses machine learning to help you take the best shot of a face. The startup uses AI to learn faces and pair them with photos of them taken by users. It’s the company's first product, which was launched in June, and was a finalist in the class of 2018.

65
1 year ago

A startup and subscription service that brings the best deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more to any phone.

65
1 year ago

A digital concierge for shoppers in Mexico. The startup helps shoppers throughout Mexico, the US, and other countries find the best way to buy a product that’s in demand.

65
1 year ago

A startup meant to help people find the best rates on apartments, vacation homes, services and more.

65
1 year ago

A data visualization tool for account managers and growth teams. The startup wants to help salespeople visualize their accounts and see where their best prospects are.

65
11 months ago

A startup that helps companies build customer engagement campaigns around campaigns that are already successfully running, using their data to identify the best campaigns to cross-promote.

65
1 year ago

A company that creates a bot that helps you find the best deals on flights. The startup is in stealth mode, but is looking to raise $3 million in seed funding.

64
1 year ago

An AI that helps you pick the best option for a business meeting

64
11 months ago

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

64
1 year ago

A digital test that makes it easier for home buyers to solicit bids from contractors and find the best fit for their needs.

63
1 year ago

An on demand service that will ship you the best flower for your date, according to their personality type.

63
1 year ago

A platform for people to connect with each other and help each other find the best available healthcare solutions for them.

63
1 year ago

A web app that helps users find the best online courses to take based on their goals, learning styles, and learning preferences.

63
6 months ago

A startup that automates the process of finding the best prices for food and other items at Whole Foods, Jet.com, Amazon, and other stores.

63
1 year ago

A company that, like Thumbtack, allows people to find contractors and service providers, then allows them to rate them and find the best match.

62
11 months ago

A platform that helps users find the best restaurants in their town based on ratings, reviews, and menus.

62
10 months ago

A startup that searches and identifies the best places to drive for any given route.

62
1 year ago

This startup is looking to replace the insurance model with a “personalized protection plan” that will cover an individual’s insurance needs over time. The startup will help consumers assess their risks and choose the best coverage.

61
1 year ago

A tool for finding the best route for a drone, including data on traffic and obstacles

61
1 year ago

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

61
6 months ago

A startup that’s looking to build a platform that helps parents find the best activities for their kids, and pay them fairly.

61
1 year ago

A platform to help you find the best transportation for your needs, including flight, train, ride sharing, and car.

60
1 year ago

A virtual assistant that can help you manage your finances, track your investments and get you the best rates. The SaaS platform is currently in private beta with a soft launch for a small group of users.

59
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make live video marketing as simple as possible for brands. The company’s founders say they’ve already helped over 1,000 brands, and are having success with brands like Best Buy.

59
1 year ago

 A startup that lists the best deals on a given topic, for example, “The best pizza in San Francisco”

59
1 year ago

 This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.

59
1 year ago

This startup wants to be the all-in-one platform for managing mobile repair and maintenance. It serves companies like Best Buy, which have over 1,100 stores, and wants to help them easily manage and pay for repairs.

59
8 months ago

A startup that’s building a software platform for companies looking for the best deals on commercial real estate. It cites that a 1% reduction in rent can save a business 30% of their total annual real estate spend.

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
4 months ago

An AI-powered platform that lets media teams shorten the time they spend on content creation by identifying which pieces of content will be most popular, as well as predicting the best time to post it.

58
1 year ago

A tool that helps recruiters find the best candidates for a job. They’re building a team of recruiters, who can make the company’s pool of applicants appear highly qualified.

57
1 year ago

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

57
9 months ago

A platform that uses machine learning to help companies determine who their best customers are and who their worst customers are.

57
8 months 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.

57
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses with their marketing and sales. The company’s software analyzes data and gives recommendations on how to best market and sell a company’s products. The startup says it has trained more than 150,000 salespeople and made more than $1 billion in revenue for clients.

56
1 year ago

A company that allows you to find, and negotiate, the best price for a parking space.

56
1 year ago

A B2B service helping employers find remote workers with “the best fit” for their job.

56
1 year ago

A company that helps people save money on their energy bills. They’ve built a web app that allows people to compare energy providers to find the best deal.

56
1 year ago

A way to build a crowd-sourced marketplace of the best designers.

55
1 year ago

Helping homebuyers locate the perfect home, and helping buyers work with builders to negotiate the best deals on new construction.

55
9 months ago

A startup that wants to get into the R&D process for drug discovery. The startup wants to make the process more efficient through an AI-driven system that can read and interpret thousands of data points to determine the best possible drug targets.

55
1 year ago

A tool to help recruiters identify the best candidates for each job. For instance, if an ad says a certain job is in Chicago, the tool can look up the average salary and job openings to determine if this job is a good match.

54
1 year ago

A software company that makes it easier for you to spend your money. The startup helps you find the best product for your needs, combining data from social media, news, and reviews to understand what you like and dislike.

54
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies access the best business data from their phone. A subscription model starts at $10 per month.

54
8 months ago

A new way for companies to manage their supply chain, including everything from specifying products and manufacturing processes to shopping for the best rates from suppliers.

54
8 months ago

A platform that aims to help people connect with a small group of local businesses to find the best deals and lowest prices on local goods and services.

54
8 months ago

Current recruiters have to rely on job boards to find candidates. The startup wants to fix that problem by building an AI that can find the best candidates in seconds.

54
1 year ago

This startup wants to give each person on the planet a personal shopping assistant, building a platform that helps them buy things at the best prices and get the best deals.

53
10 months ago

This startup builds an app to help you find a high-quality hotel when you’re traveling. The company wants to help people find the best hotel for their needs.

53
10 months ago

A mobile app that connects you to the best local restaurants based on your search results.

53
9 months ago

A tool that helps content marketers find the most effective ways to promote their work. The startup wants to make content marketing cheaper by removing the middleman and letting companies choose what works best for them.

53
1 year 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.

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

A company that provides software that helps choose the best video compression settings and then uploads videos to YouTube or Vimeo.

52
10 months ago

Capto is a one-stop app that helps connect customers with suppliers and help them find the best deals. The startup says it has a userbase of over 2.5 million, and plans to expand to more countries in Latin America.

52
1 month ago

A company that helps companies create job postings that attract the best talent.

52
1 year ago

An artificial intelligence applicant tracking system for healthcare IT jobs. It helps companies find the best candidates for healthcare IT jobs.

51
1 year ago

A startup that is building a service that highlights the best of the media industry, rather than the best of YouTube.

51
1 year ago

A tool that helps lawyers find the best deal on software to try in the courtroom.

51
1 year ago

A tool that helps you find the best deals on credit cards, bank loans, and insurance, using your personal data to optimize your decision making.

51
1 year ago

A restaurant search engine that uses Rotten Tomatoes to show the best of the best.

51
1 year ago

Wrapping up our list of the best startups in Y Combinator’s class of 2020, we've selected 5 startups from the batch that had the best business ideas and the best execution. (If you're curious, we'd recommend checking out the list of the top Y Combinator startups of 2019 here .)

50
1 year ago

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

50
8 months ago

This is a digital assistant that helps you find insurance at the cheapest price and adjust it so that you pay the least amount of money possible. It’s a SaaS solution that can be used by any insurance company, and uses data science to help you find the best policy at the best price.

50
1 year ago

The Startup’s Desk is an online marketplace for companies looking to quickly hire independent contractors. To encourage quality, The Startup’s Desk offers a $1000 prize for the best freelance site.

49
10 months ago

A company that helps investors find the best opportunities in sectors like solar, wind, and clean-tech.

49
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to get fresh produce from a local farm. The startup wants to use data from the farm to help shoppers pick out the best varieties of produce in the store.

48
1 year ago

A new app that helps users easily find the best deals on flights and hotels. Currently focusing on the UK and Europe.

48
11 months ago

The startup’s website says that it has “the best product”, but its pitch doesn’t give details about that product or what it’s actually doing.

48
10 months ago

An online marketplace for hotels where they can access the best hotel deals, with an AI-powered booking engine.

48
7 months ago

A tool for connecting users with health insurance companies to get them the best rate and also transfer care to a clinic when needed.

48
6 months ago

This startup directs users to the best cup of coffee within a 5-mile radius.

48
6 months ago

An AI-driven shopping assistant that helps users find the best deals on products they want to buy.

48
7 months ago

A SaaS app that helps you create, track, and manage your physical workplace. The startup is looking to help companies with “the question of how to best organize your physical workplace to meet the needs of your employees and your business.”

47
1 year ago

A real estate startup that helps customers find the best value on homes. It’s currently testing a model where customers can set their own price and get paid 20% of the difference between that and the property’s actual value.

46
1 year ago

Made for use by beauty brands, ByNu is a $10 per month subscription service that breaks down your email marketing and social media data into a visual dashboard that shows you which of your social media posts perform the best.

46
1 year ago

A startup that is building a way to help consumers find great deals and discounts on their favorite products and services. The startup has built an AI engine that scours the web to find the best deals and sends them to users through email.

46
1 year ago

The startup is building an app that helps people find the best deals on home services from painters to plumbers.

46
11 months ago

A platform that allows people to choose the best time of day to start a workout, with a built-in coach to guide them through their workout session.

46
6 months ago

A social network for parents, with features like group chats and fact-finding on the best places to take kids to eat. It’s already on over 50 college campuses, with plans to expand to over 200 in the next few months.

46
1 year ago

Founded in May, this startup wants to connect job-seekers to employers. In addition to helping people find jobs, the startup promises to help employers find the best candidates, and even suggests the best language and time for job interviews.

45
1 year ago

A startup that helps users find and share the best places to go within their city, then make reservations directly with the restaurant.

45
1 year ago

This is a startup using machine learning to make recommendations of the best items to buy on Amazon for a particular category.

45
1 year ago

A startup looking to make it easier for companies to hire and fire employees. The system’s algorithms help companies find the best people, and eliminate the high-conflict humans in the process. The company also offers a “health score” for each job candidate. The company says they’ve operated in New York and LA and are now expanding to other parts of the country.

45
11 months ago

This startup is building AI software that helps people find and rent the best fitting home for their needs. It’s designed to help people find homes, and it’s working with real estate agents and real buyers to launch the product.

45
10 months ago

A startup for managing student loans, connecting students with lenders and helping them get the best deals.

45
1 year ago

A digital insurance startup that wants to help people find doctors and medicines. The startup is taking on the large insurance companies that they say don’t always have the best interests of their customers in mind.

44
1 year ago

A tool that helps companies in all industries decide the best way to invest their thousands of dollars in customer acquisition costs.

44
1 year ago

A new way to track and personalize the brands, products, and marketing strategies that work best for their customers.

44
1 year ago

The book was published on July 17, 2011, and made the New York Times Best Seller list on July 22, 2011, and remained on the list for two weeks.

44
1 year ago

A tool to help people choose the best type of mortgage for their specific needs.

44
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find the best way to get from point A to B via public transportation or carpooling.

44
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
11 months ago

This startup is building a community for professionals in international business to meet and share best practices.

44
9 months ago

A platform to help consumers get the best return on their money in their financial accounts. The startup wants to take on a large part of the financial industry and make it more transparent to consumers.

44
7 months ago

A startup that tests drug combinations to find the ones that work best for cancer.

44
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find the best prices for flights, hotels, and car rentals while also providing a platform for them to post reviews and ratings and get rewarded for their patronage.

43
1 year ago

A tool for managing the best time to post on Twitter for promotion strategies called "Tweet Beat."

43
11 months ago

This is an AI-powered chatbot that will help you find the best products for your personal style.

43
10 months ago

A way to find and hire the best contractors in San Francisco, the founders say.

43
10 months ago

A way for marketers to track their Facebook ad campaigns in real-time, with a dashboard to see which ads are performing the best.

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find the best product photos with the best lighting, and displays them in a grid on your phone for easy viewing.

42
1 year ago

A company that promises to make owning a house a more transparent and understandable process for consumers via their online platform known as RealtyShares. The company is a real estate marketplace that uses blockchain technology to help potential home buyers and sellers compare properties to find the best deals on the market.

42
1 year ago

A software platform that helps you collect all of the information on your apps, and design a software solution that works best for your business.

42
6 months ago

A digital library for poets that curates the best and most unique poems across all genres. The app includes a database of more than 200,000 poems and sources, and functions as a social network for poets.

42
5 months ago

A tool that can determine the best course of action to take after receiving a medical diagnosis.

42
1 year ago

A company that helps you find and connect with your family, your best friends, the ones you work with, and the ones you love.

41
1 year ago

A tool that helps you discover the best deals on things like car insurance, airfare, and flight miles.

41
1 year ago

Helps people know when the best time to buy a product is.

41
1 year ago

A shopping app that shows the best deals from the entire internet as a single, unified product.

41
1 year ago

A platform that combines the best of human and machine intelligence that allows you to create your own visual voice and chatbot. The idea is that your chatbot will be able to learn from your interactions and start to learn from your friends and family.

41
1 year ago

A startup that wants to automatically match people with the best Airbnb rentals for them.

41
11 months ago

A startup that wants to be the Airbnb of bike rentals, connecting bike shops with bike rental companies, and helping people find the best bike for their needs.

41
8 months ago

 An AI-powered search engine that searches the web to find the latest, best sales and coupons. It uses an algorithm to scan the web for relevant information and compiles it into a report by category, city, and brand.

41
6 months ago

A company that makes mobile games for kids. The startup is best known for its games for preschoolers and its games are made in partnership with a number of companies, including Disney and Nickelodeon.

41
5 months ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help automate the creation of quotes and invoices via text message. The tool is designed to be used by small business owners and freelancers and would work best with a smartphone, but any text-capable device can be used.

41
10 months ago

A startup that enables users to find the best deals on home improvements, by aggregating data from local stores.

40
6 months ago

A “digital concierge” for shoppers looking for the best deals, currently focused on the UK.

40
24 days ago

A way to curate online content, letting users curate and share the best of the web.

40
1 year ago

This company is helping people to give their money to the right charity. It uses an algorithm to evaluate charities to identify the best options, and has already donated over $1,000,000.

39
1 year ago

A startup that builds an AI-based tool to help companies choose the best computer users for their job roles.

39
1 year ago

A startup that helps users find the best rates on credit cards, loans, and insurance. They also provide tools to help people understand their credit score, get a financial plan, and get access to the best rates. The company is currently having trouble funding their expansion, but they are continuing to get new customers.

39
11 months ago

This is a financial education platform, where you learn the ins and outs of various lending options to make sure you’re getting the best loan possible.

39
10 months ago

A platform for data-driven marketing, with features that help consumers find the best deals.

39
10 months ago

A search engine that aims to provide a direct answer to the question “What is the best restaurant in this city”

39
9 months ago

A startup aiming to help finance professionals automate the process of checking a credit report, and prioritize the best deals for their clients.

39
7 months ago

A company that helps you put together the best-case scenario for your next major purchase.

39
7 months ago

A startup that helps small businesses figure out the best way to manage their social media marketing efforts.

39
6 months ago

A system that allows companies to build a “virtual sales force” of employees with specialized skills, which they can set as “on-demand” or “permanent”, in order to best leverage their talent.

39
5 months ago

A widget that allows users to track their commute, from the get-go. The startup wants to help people find out what’s the best way to get to work, and how their commute changes over time.

39
1 year ago

An API for companies to find the best talent for their teams.

38
1 year ago

The startup has a patent-pending algorithm to help people find the best performing stocks in a given market.

38
11 months ago

A startup that helps people discover the top producers and the best music for streaming. The product is based on Spotify, and is available on Android and iOS.

38
9 months ago

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

38
6 months ago

A company that helps retailers determine which brands are their best customers, and helps them make more sales of those products by offering discounts.

38
1 year ago

A “business intelligence” tool for government agencies that aggregates and visualizes data from disparate sources so they can make better decisions and make the best use of limited resources.

37
6 months ago

A grocery delivery service that aims to combine the best of Amazon Prime, Instacart, and GrubHub. It’s a business that makes sense in a city that has no grocery store within a half mile of most homebuyers.

37
4 months ago

One of the most popular travel websites in Germany, weka.de is the best-known example of a startup that built a successful website and was then acquired by the the German travel agency TUI.

37
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help HR/recruitment/HR department leaders in the US to run their businesses more like startups. The founders say the company helps HR departments get more efficient by putting HR processes on rails and sharing best practices.

36
1 year ago

A startup for secondhand goods to help you get the best deal on that old furniture you’re using to store your old cat’s remains.

36
1 year ago

An AI-powered hiring platform that gets inside the hiring process and helps candidates find the best opportunities.

36
10 months ago

A toolkit to help small businesses determine the best lease rates for their businesses, regardless of location.

36
9 months ago

A platform to help people choose between different jobs, then find the one that’s the best fit for them.

36
9 months ago

A startup that aims to help companies make sense of the billions of dollars they spend on marketing to find the best ways to use their money.

36
6 months ago

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

36
4 months ago

A startup for appliances, with a tool that helps users find the best deals on appliances from different brands.

36
4 months ago

A freelance marketplace that connects with all the best freelance marketplaces and applies its own fraud protection.

36
2 months ago

A startup that helps consumers with access to loans or debt consolidation find the best financial services partner for their needs.

36
1 year ago

A tool to find the best credit cards for new card users.

35
1 year ago

A platform for people to explore and share the best restaurants in the world

35
11 months ago

A platform to help you find the best places to eat and drink, with a host of features like reviews, ratings, and menus.

35
10 months ago

The Talent Ally platform helps restaurants and hotels identify and hire the best employees. The startup is working with over 1,300 restaurants and hotels to offer training, job listings, and improvements to their business.

35
9 months ago

Small software company that aims to help people find the best-fit credit card for them.

35
8 months ago

A mobile app that helps you find the best local coffee shops, using a bot that checks dozens of coffee shops in real-time.

35
6 months ago

A tool that helps companies manage seasonal marketing campaigns so they can get the best ads at the right time.

35
5 months ago

A company that sells the best-in-class water filters for the African market.

35
3 months ago

A new product that helps companies find the best possible options for their data center, ranging from the optimal hardware to the best locations. This is a pitch to be added to Startup Weekends.

35
2 months ago

A tool for looking up information about the public sector (like hospitals), with the goal of helping patients get the best care for their specific ailments.

35
7 days ago

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

35
1 year ago

The company wants to make it easier for consumers to pay bills. The startup, which launched in June, has partnered with about 200 companies, including ADT, Best Buy, and Etsy, to offer bill payments via text message.

34
1 year ago

A platform for the open-source community to share best practices for building software.

34
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for employees to get reimbursed for travel expenses by letting them choose the best options for their business.

34
1 year ago

An AI that helps you find the best route from your current location to your destination, with a built-in navigation tool, and a live-map view of the traffic.

34
1 year ago

A platform that helps find the best rooms at a hotel for a certain guest based on their profile. The company says it’s a “nudged recommendation” system using AI and machine learning.

34
1 year ago

A B2B platform that lets businesses find the best rates for background checks.

34
11 months ago

A platform connecting customers with the best service providers through an AI-driven chatbot.

34
11 months ago

A system that lets food trucks and delivery services compare prices and find the best deals.

34
10 months ago

A travel startup out of Silicon Valley that helps you find the best deal on your travel destination, whether it is a hotel or an airport.

34
10 months ago

A company that provides a tool that helps people find the best home care providers that match their lifestyle and needs.

34
10 months ago

A startup that brings the best talent from the world's best schools to teach you how to be a better coder. The startup is an elite teachers program that has sold out its next batch of spots to students from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and Israel.

34
8 months ago

A mobile app that helps you find the best deals on local goods and services, with an emphasis on the impact of adding an ethical component to the economy.

34
6 months ago

A company building an AI-powered product that helps doctors determine the best treatment for a patient.

34
5 months ago

 A startup that curates a list of the best apps for you, whether you are traveling, a student, a parent, or just looking to discover new apps.

34
4 months ago

 A digital shopping assistant for the holiday season. The startup offers deals on products across the top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more.

34
1 year ago

A company that helps users figure out the best way to share their vision for their movie with investors. They say their platform can attract $1.3M in funding.

33
1 year ago

 an online showcase of emerging artists, curated by a curatorial team. The site showcases a rotating selection of the best of a given category of art, and promotes the artists on social media and in the press.

33
11 months ago

The company wants to create a platform that brings users together to find the best deals on manufactured products.

33
11 months ago

A platform for improving product quality by reviewing and correcting all of a product's components. It’s a service for manufacturers to make sure each step of their value chain is performing to the best of its abilities.

33
11 months ago

The startup is building an app that will enable people to find out the best time to take their medication.

33
10 months ago

A tool that helps teachers share their “best practices” to students, and allow students to access them via video.

33
10 months ago

A company that helps people save money on insurance by using a comparison engine (think Amazon Prime) to help find the best rates.

33
10 months ago

A team of people that builds software for and with the help of the general public (readers, writers and other types of creators). Its first product was a book, "", which won the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Best Nonfiction.

33
9 months ago

A startup that helps people compare deals from different credit card companies to get the best deal.

33
5 months ago

A company operating in the travel space with a host of different products, including an app that predicts which airline seats are best for you, an app that lets you create wish lists, and an app that tracks your travel expenses.

33
4 months ago

A cheaper, more efficient way to distribute electricity. The startup wants to rewire the way we think about electricity, combining the best of blockchain and distributed computing.

33
4 months ago

This startup helps people who are interested in purchasing homes find the best deals. The company helps people find homes by connecting them with licensed agents who can show them homes that are on the market.

33
3 months ago

A startup that encourages users to share their photos with friends and family to help them get the best possible shots for their photos. The startup uses AI to match up photos.

33
2 months ago

A platform that helps you find the best sex partner based on your personality, sexual habits and proclivities.

33
2 months ago

A Slack bot to help you find the best money transfer providers.

33
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that connects the best doctors with patients in need of mental health services, creating a more efficient system than the current one.

32
10 months ago

A platform for renters to compare their home insurance packages to determine which one is the best fit for them.

32
10 months ago

A startup that helps people find the best prices on flights from different airports, based on the distance between airports. It’s just one of many startups in this growing field.

32
9 months ago

A software system for prescribing drugs based on historic data. A predictive algorithm can calculate patient response to drugs and select the best one based on that data.

32
7 months ago

 A real estate startup in the UK that uses AI to find the perfect time to buy or sell a home for the best price.

32
6 months ago

This startup is building a way to create a personal news feed in which you can share posts and photos, while also making it easy to search and browse the feed. It's best known for co-founder Daniel Kottke's parody of Facebook, which he called "The Facebook."

32
4 months ago

An online marketplace that helps women find the best jobs for themselves, through their skills, interests, and behavior.

32
2 months ago

The Startup Grind is a podcast network that highlights the best stories in business, technology and startup news. The podcast is produced by TechCrunch, and features interviews with entrepreneurs, founders and investors.

32
11 months ago

A platform that enables online retailers to determine the best fit of their products for each customer.

31
10 months ago

A company that helps people find employers that are hiring, and matches them with the best opportunities.

31
9 months ago

An online subscription service that helps members identify and obtain the best seats for live sporting events.

31
8 months ago

A startup that helps users to find and share the best articles on a certain topic, as well as get notified when new articles come out.

31
7 months ago

This app that uses a real-time algorithm to help you make better travel decisions — like finding the cheapest flights, finding the best hotels, etc. — has a $5 million annual run rate.

31
4 months ago

A platform that brings together the best of e-commerce, wholesale and retail, with an emphasis on high-quality products at the best prices.

31
3 months ago

A company that lets companies publish their best practices as courses on their website.

31
1 year ago

The concept is a “dynamic price guide” that helps consumers decide on the best price for a product. It’s a knowledge base of price comparison numbers and historical data to help users decide which store has the best price.

30
11 months ago

A mapping platform for managing locations and properties. The company is focused on the $250B real estate industry and wants to use data to help people find the best places to live and rent.

30
10 months ago

A software platform for farmers to discover and share best practices.

30
10 months ago

Finds the best car insurance rates with an AI-powered tool that helps you compare car insurance quotes.

30
7 months ago

A platform designed to bring the best local restaurants to your door in cities across the US. The startup charges restaurants a fee for each meal ordered, with the idea that the startup will eventually partner with restaurants at an increased rate of the fee, expanding their reach and the number of meals delivered.

30
6 months ago

3D mapping and navigation company. The company wants to provide users with real-time maps that allow them to navigate through cities, identifying the best nearest possible way to get from point A to point B.

30
5 months ago

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

30
4 months ago

The company is using machine learning to help companies identify the best employees for their job openings, whether they’re coding or in customer service.

30
2 months ago

A startup that wants to be the digital version of a concierge, helping people find the best restaurants, concerts, and other experiences that are close to them.

30
1 year ago

San Francisco startup that aims to take the “chaos” out of making decisions by providing a mobile app that helps users decide between a variety of options and then buy the one that’s best for them.

29
11 months ago

A startup that helps individuals purchase the best health insurance policy. The startup’s customers are spread across 10 US states, with plans that range from $5 to $200 per month.

29
10 months ago

A Y Combinator alum, Goodbot is a personal concierge service that helps people find the best places to go out.

29
9 months ago

A credit card for students to get the best interest rate possible

29
8 months ago

A “smart recruiting” platform that helps companies find and hire the best employees for their job openings, using data as a guide.

29
4 months ago

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

29
4 months ago

A startup of peer-to-peer loans, where borrowers can use an algorithm to determine the best lenders, based on their credit history, credit score and debt-to-income ratio.

29
4 months ago

A startup that helps brands optimize their YouTube videos for the best results.

29
3 months ago

A mobile app for travelers to find the best deals, based on location and price.

29
1 month ago

A platform to help find the best match for you while in college.

29
11 months ago

A startup that wants to let you determine what kind of car you want without having to go to a dealer. Given a list of cars, you can split them up into different categories. You can then go to a dealer and pick the one that suits you best.

28
9 months ago

A company that claims to build “the best pitch deck you’ve ever read” for startups and entrepreneurs.

28
8 months ago

A software startup that helps identify and track the best opportunities for its users.

28
5 months ago

A WhatsApp-like messenger app for personal security that doesn’t rely on personal information to be secure. The app helps you to take the best precautions for your safety and helps you to stay safe.

28
4 months ago

A startup that wants to help you be the best you possible, by providing the tools you need to lose weight and exercise for optimal health, with the app linking to your doctor and other providers, to make sure you’re in the best health possible.

28
4 months ago

A startup that aims to become a store-front for health insurance that helps you shop around for the best prices, based on which plan is best for you. It’s currently in the beta phase of development.

28
3 months ago

A standalone Chrome extension that helps people find the best local photo-sharing service, with a built-in map to help users discover new services.

28
2 months ago

This is a shop that’s trying to bring the best of a physical bookstore to the digital world. The startup is currently working with a handful of brick-and-mortar stores and wants to use partnerships with retailers like Barnes and Noble’s and Amazon to bring their digital storefront to those physical stores.

28
2 months ago

A tool to help you find the best developers for your new project.

28
11 months ago

 A company that wants to create a more collaborative and efficient process for hiring a new employee. It’s an employer-side HR platform aimed at recruiting managers who use a proprietary algorithm, using data from their own workforce, to help them reach out to candidates the best way possible.

27
10 months ago

A platform that consolidates different shipping companies into one place, using AI to recommend which is the best shipping company for a given shipment.

27
10 months ago

A startup that helps retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s and others manage their supply chains. The startup’s platform supports companies like Macy’s, Target and Best Buy, among others.

27
9 months ago

A platform that helps you discover the best doctors and hospitals for your medical needs, and in turn, helps them earn their money.

27
8 months ago

A way to rate your mattress, so you can get the best deal.

27
7 months ago

This startup helps enterprises adopt the best of both worlds, the information security practices of the US government, while working with the local government to keep their citizens safe. It’s a way to make government services more efficient.

27
7 months ago

A company that aims to help overseas physicians find the best insurance plans for their practice in the U.S. The startup wants to create an insurance referral program for overseas physicians for U.S. plans, as well as helping physicians manage their overall costs.

27
7 months ago

A startup looking to make the world’s best, high-end machine parts with a focus on precision machining. Their idea is to build a factory that can produce any size and shape part, anywhere in the world, with high precision and great quality.

27
7 months ago

A recommendation engine that can help people find the best-of-breed products in a given category.

27
5 months ago

This startup is building a platform that helps consumers cut down on unnecessary roaming costs by giving them access to the “best rates for international calls,” including the ability to call to other countries for just 5 cents per minute.

27
11 months ago

This startup aims to get people to “live out their best life experiences”. The company plans to use machine learning to know what users want to do and where they want to go to make it happen.

26
10 months ago

A tool that helps startups choose the best insurance

26
8 months ago

This personal finance app is meant to help you save money and get into the best financial products. It’s currently only available in the U.K. The app also claims to have access to the UK’s highest interest savings accounts, so it may not be available in the U.S.

26
7 months ago

A search engine for apartments and houses, this is a company that wants to help renters and homeowners find the best deals.

26
7 months ago

A startup that helps grocery stores rank their products using signals from consumers, such as if they have a history of purchasing specific items. The startup uses data from retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Target to develop a way to determine the best items for sale.

26
3 months ago

A B2B app that helps companies understand the best way to engage their customers and secure new ones.

26
3 months ago

A SaaS business that helps organizations with their data analysis and reporting needs. The startup’s tools allow organizations to easily analyze and visualize their data sets to find the best possible way to run their business.

26
8 months ago

Hipsters are a big part of the e-commerce scene in India, but the startup wants to bring them into the mainstream, using a combination of data, AI, and traditional retail to help them discover the best of the best products.

25
8 months ago

An analytics tool that helps companies troubleshoot their customer service, identifying the best time and day to call and the best time to email. The startup wants to use AI and machine learning to help companies make better decisions around their customers.

25
7 months ago

 “The most affordable and fully featured machine learning platform on the market, from the creators of the world’s best-selling machine learning book,” the startup says.

25
7 months ago

A startup that helps consumers get the best price on their home insurance. The company is looking to add a service to its apps that helps save users money by comparing rates from different insurers and letting them know which one is the best deal.

25
6 months ago

This startup is building out a platform that helps get people up to speed with their skills so they can best take advantage of their current position.

25
5 months ago

“The best way to discover interesting new things is to ask a friend.” Spare Room is looking to build out a marketplace for people to privately buy, sell, and share gifts.

25
5 months ago

This startup helps small businesses sell branded goods online, but it also helps them figure out how to get their products into US stores. The company has a marketplace for small businesses to sell their goods, and it helps them identify the best way to get their products onto Amazon and other US retailers.

25
4 months ago

A platform that helps businesses manage their inventory across the entire supply chain, from the moment they receive raw materials to when they’re ready to be shipped out. It aims to be the first company to simplify the supply chain so companies can stop using legacy systems and focus on what they do best.

25
2 months ago

As the name suggests, this is a group of people who want to help you find your best friends in college. The company is targeting colleges right now, but will eventually expand to the rest of the world.

25
2 months ago

An online platform that makes it easier for brands to build a community of fans by identifying the best community influencers and rewarding them for their efforts.

25
12 days ago

A company that helps employers and employees find out what the best health insurance plan is in the country they live in. The company and app are backed by NEA, a non-profit that helps people buy health insurance.

25
10 months ago

A startup that wants to help online shoppers find the best deal on a particular item, without having to wait for the item to be delivered. The startup is offering a marketplace, and a tool to help online merchants optimize their inventory so they can sell more.

24
9 months ago

The Startup Genome is a resource for founders and investors. It covers early stage startups and is a non-profit that helps entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. The Startup Genome aims to improve the ecosystem by providing entrepreneurs with data to help guide their decisions and spread best practices.

24
9 months ago

A tool to help you figure out how to best measure a person’s data across their entire life, including health, work and leisure. The startup’s founders say they’ve already spoken to Fortune 500 companies about their solution.

24
5 months ago

A tool for building media apps that uses the power of machine learning to find the best stock photos and audio clips. It’s a spinoff of the startup that develops the core infrastructure for sites like Pinterest, SoundCloud and Twitter.

24
5 months ago

A tool for photographers that helps them decide which settings to use on different cameras and which settings are best for the image they’re taking.

24
4 months ago

A robo-advisor that helps advisors recommend the best investment vehicles for clients, based on the client’s age, risk tolerance and goals.

24
3 months ago

Directs users to the best spot in the subway. The startup wants to make traveling more efficient by letting people tell you where to get off.

24
2 months ago

A platform for renters to find, discover, and book the best way to get from A to B via car, bus, train, or bike.

24
2 months ago

A tool for HR teams to help recruit, manage and retain the best employees.

24
29 days ago

A startup that helps farmers in Latin America find the best deals from local banks on loans, but also helps them avoid scams and fraud.

24
8 months ago

A startup that helps commercial real estate companies find the best deals and manage their portfolios.

23
7 months ago

A platform that connects customers with their favorite brands. It aims to make a more personal connection between brands and their customers by offering first-hand insight on how brands can best connect with them.

23
6 months ago

An online marketplace for beauty products from around the world. The startup helps people find the best products from all over the world, and gets a commission on the sale.

23
5 months ago

A data science platform that helps companies identify the best way to market to new customers by helping them analyze millions of data points and answer questions like: what are the products that are most likely to drive new customers and how can we best reach them with ads

23
2 months ago

A startup that aims to bring an automated way to manage your finances. The startup is working on a machine learning algorithm to automatically find the best payment plan for any given situation.

23
1 month ago

A platform that lets people and businesses organize and share content with a focus on the narrative, rather than just the data. Zeego’s tech helps them structure their content in ways that highlight the best parts and make it easy to search.

23
1 year ago

A local news app that curates the best stories written about the neighborhood, city, state, or country you’re in.

22
11 months ago

The company’s goal is to “put the attention economy to work for people, not for advertising.” Or, as they put it: “Imagine a world where the people who you want to be connected to are the ones who know you best – your friends – not the people who pay the most.”

22
10 months ago

A startup that helps people find affordable housing, which they can learn about through a hands-on exercise that teaches how to get the best deal on an apartment.

22
9 months 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.

22
7 months ago

A network that helps people build wealth by giving them an app they can use to invest their savings with the best options. The startup is aiming to grow and compete against Wealthfront and Betterment.

22
7 months ago

An online tool that can help you map out a city to find the best places to live, work, and play

22
4 months ago

The founders of this B2B fintech startup aim to improve the way banks and other financial institutions provide financial planning advice. They aim to do this by connecting banks with the people who know best how to invest, how much to save, and how to invest.

22
3 months ago

 A hot dog startup focused on improving the beef supply chain using artificial intelligence and computer vision. The startup is building a “beef-improvement protocol,” designed to be a “clever self-learning system” that can identify the best cuts of meat.

22
3 months ago

A startup that helps hospitals, medical offices and other medical businesses keep track of their expenses and track their revenue, allowing all parties to easily see how they’re spending money, and recommending how to best spend it.

22
2 months ago

A company that helps “sophisticated” investors, like hedge funds and investment banks, find the best opportunities for investment funds. The startup is one of many that want to create an app that helps investors filter through the abundance of data in the market.

22
1 month ago

One that provides an AI-powered tool to help companies identify and hire the best candidates. The startup’s tool allows recruiters to identify top talent from a shortlist of candidates, and then helps manage their recruiting process. There are no guarantees of success in the recruiting landscape, and a startup like this is a way for recruiters to get ahead.

22
7 months ago

Uses machine learning to automatically detect which members of a startup’s team are the best performers and which are the worst. The startup uses this data to help optimize the startup’s resources.

21
6 months ago

A credit card designed to help people who don’t qualify for the best cards.

21
4 months ago

A startup that uses AI to help companies with their HR processes. They want to be able to help firms streamline processes by detecting signals and patterns in data, then generating recommendations on the best course of action.

21
4 months ago

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

21
2 months ago

A personalized research assistant that can help you figure out the traits of your best friends and understand human behavior, with data visualizations and quizzes

21
2 months ago

This app helps you find the best parking spot in New York City.

21
4 days ago

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

21
2 years ago

Idea: The best way to learn a new programming language is to practice it through a project

20
10 months ago

This works to match and hire the best freelancers on the web, with a focus on software engineers and front-end developers.

20
8 months ago

A tool for using big data to predict where a product will sell best, rather than applying traditional marketing/sales data.

20
7 months ago

A travel-planning app that lets you use your phone’s GPS to help you find the best way to travel from point A to point B.

20
7 months ago

combines a food delivery service with a restaurant review app, helping consumers find the best place to eat and giving them all the information they need to make that decision.

20
4 months ago

A startup that helps people figure out which carpooling service is best for them, based on work commutes and lifestyle.

20
2 months ago

A startup that helps users get discounts on items by tracking the price at multiple retailers, then figuring out the best price for each item.

20
2 months ago

A platform that makes it easy to share and discover the best of the best in photo-editing, design and motion graphics.

20
4 months ago

A startup that wants to use artificial intelligence to identify the best marketing channels for a certain product or service. To that end, it’s built a tool that takes a company’s brand metrics and churn rate and uses it to come up with marketing channels.

19
4 months ago

A company that builds a platform so people can customize their own personal workout programs, with the data suggesting the best ways to go about it.

19
4 months ago

A free service that helps companies plan and execute their business in the most time-efficient manner possible. The company today is focused on using machine learning to find the best timewise schedule for a project.

19
4 months ago

A startup that, according to its founders, is “building the best platform for marketers to use data to create great campaigns and experiences.”

19
2 months ago

A company that uses AI and machine learning to help retail designers and store managers create the best apparel and home décor in the world.

19
1 month ago

A tool that helps companies figure out the best way they can move their operations online, with a focus on the European market.

19
19 days ago

PRime is building a market research tool that allows marketers to test out their messaging and see which of their tactics work best.

19
7 months ago

A platform that helps companies find the best people for jobs in their industry, and then helps them to find candidates and communicate with them.

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