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10 months ago

A micro-budgets app for people who want to plan for a big expense (like a wedding) in advance.

4,056
2 years ago

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

465
2 years ago

A platform that’s like a meal-kit delivery service but for restaurants with a focus on healthy food. It’s a big market that’s hard to crack.

316
10 months ago

A company aiming to sell memberships that allow people to join together in real-time to buy on the same day as a big event. It’s a spin on the “groupon” model for events, and wants to build a marketplace for like-minded people to buy tickets on the same day.

315
2 years ago

Startup that wants to use AI and big data to help predict and prevent home fires.

228
2 years ago

Smartphone accessory that lets you put on another phone’s screen to give it the appearance of a bigger one.

227
3 years ago

A company that’s building a platform for group communication. It’s building a way to easily voice chat and share information with groups. It’s a product for big companies that want to communicate with internal teams, but it could also be used by small startups to communicate with teams.

221
10 months ago

This startup is building a way for merchants to connect with local contractors to handle big projects.

221
3 years ago

A platform that helps big companies manage their supply chains, taking on the role of a middleman between suppliers, distributors and consumers.

220
3 years ago

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

216
3 years ago

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

213
2 years ago

Big data platform that lets users decide what data they want to track, and what data they want to track.

209
3 years ago

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

207
2 years ago

A startup that works with big companies to help them cut down on costs by eliminating unnecessary phone lines.

192
2 years ago

 A B2C startup focused on helping farmers sell their produce, backed by a big agricultural company.

190
3 years ago

Big Data maps the world’s food. The startup analyzes agricultural data in real time to help farmers make more informed decisions about which crops to grow, where to plant them, and when to sell them.

187
3 years ago

A startup that wants to change how people perceive the idea of “the next big thing”.

178
3 years ago

Lattice is a startup that uses a combination of data science, big data and machine learning to help retailers build better customer experiences.

174
2 years ago

A wearable technology company, based in San Francisco, that makes apparel and accessories that measure in real time and track your activity. It has some of the lowest prices in the industry, and is a contender with the other big players.

169
3 years ago

"One of the Biggest Breakthroughs of 2016”, “#1 Company to Watch in 2017”, “#1 Company to Watch in 2018”,

168
3 years ago

A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

167
3 years ago

The people who already use the app can buy more tickets and make bigger purchases, which will bring in new customers.

167
3 years ago

A platform for product managers and engineers to collaborate on building software products, with a focus on helping teams at big companies get things built quickly and iterate rapidly. They charge a percentage of monthly revenue.

166
3 years ago

 A company that provides a platform to connect small businesses to vendors, giving them a chance to expand their business without committing to a big purchase.

165
3 years ago

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

165
2 years ago

A startup that detects and manages flu outbreaks online. It’s a tool that is part of the bigger trend of diagnosing a disease via social media posts.

165
3 years ago

A startup that offers a big data analytics platform for commercial real estate

162
3 years ago

Plant-based protein startup that uses aquaponic systems to grow its products. The startup is looking to raise $750,000 to enter into a big box store like Walmart.

162
2 years ago

The big promise of this startup is a way to make your company’s data more usable. The founders say they can help companies get their data out of spreadsheets and into a platform they can actually use.

161
3 years ago

This startup is building an app that connects big companies with local small businesses in order to take advantage of the buying power of the millions of small business owners in the US.

160
2 years ago

A startup that provides web hosting services to companies. The startup wants to make PaaS a service that any company can afford, not just the big players.

159
3 years ago

A startup for home services and maintenance, with a focus on big ticket items like HVAC and plumbing.

158
3 years ago

Newfund is building a platform that uses big data to make it easier for companies to raise capital from investors.

157
2 years ago

Receipts are generally paper or emailed, with companies generally paying for their own processing. Payroll is one of the biggest costs for most companies.

157
3 years ago

A platform intended to help companies figure out how to make their processes more efficient. NetBix is backed by some of the biggest names in venture capital: Mayfield, Ignition Partners, and others.

155
3 years ago

A data center with a 1 MW capacity for storing data and a network of 20,000 servers. It aims to help businesses and governments solve big problems with big data.

154
3 years ago

A tool to help startups with the cost of raising seed funding, that seeks to integrate the big four of Kickstarter, AngelList, DigitalTilt, and SeedInvest in one platform.

154
3 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.

153
3 years ago

This startup is building an AI that responds to big data and has the ability to make last minute changes to a home’s heating and cooling systems.

153
3 years ago

A startup that wants to add interactive games to a TV broadcast of a big game, and bring sports fans to the game and keep them engaged for longer than the halftime show.

153
2 years ago

A startup in Spain, building a bunch of tools for companies to build their own data visualizations and dashboards and to help them make sense of big data. Available on iOS.

153
1 year ago

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

151
3 years ago

A platform that enables big businesses to automate their customer service, using AI and ML to predict customer satisfaction and easy ways to solve customer problems.

150
3 years ago

A financial analytics company that wants to help financial companies use “big data” to make sense of financial transactions.

149
3 years ago

A startup that helps big companies build apps that work across all of their apps.

148
3 years ago

A startup that lets independent creators on Amazon sell their own products Amazon already offers this feature to big businesses, but this startup lets individual sellers sell their own stuff

146
3 years ago

A startup that aims to help nonprofits better track donations, gain more funding, and convert their biggest donors.

145
3 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.

142
3 years ago

A VC firm that looks for the next big startup in the South and Latin America

142
3 years ago

This startup is building a way to help farmers market their products without the hassle of selling via a big, impersonal store. Instead, farmers can have a more intimate and less expensive selling experience when selling directly to the consumer.

141
3 years ago

A way to automatically sell your old stuff on eBay, using big data to determine what you’re likely to buy again.

140
3 years ago

A platform that lets families, friends, and neighbors connect, find, and support each other for their mental health issues, using a big data approach to help the right people at the right time. Through its platform, Bensound plans to provide a virtual space where people can post their symptoms, get support, and connect with each other. The platform reaps the insights provided by the data from all the posts to offer people with mental health issues the most personalized, accurate diagnosis possible.

139
3 years ago

A startup in the heart of one of the biggest tech hubs in the world that wants to help startups find genius.

139
3 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses use big data to improve their operations. The company’s software helps companies make accurate trade-off decisions between labor and capital in order to optimize their operations.

138
3 years ago

The startup, which has raised $15 million in funding, aims to help consumers save on energy by acting as middleman between big energy providers and consumers.

138
3 years ago

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of a big-box retailer’s store-within-a-store model to small businesses.

136
3 years ago

Software that helps people understand and calculate their personal risk of missing out on the next big thing.

136
3 years ago

A company making an AI-powered HR assistant that learns from employees and helps them work better. The startup was recently acquired by a bigger startup called TalentBin.

135
1 year ago

A platform that brings together data from big data analytics, big data visualization and big data querying, allowing companies to gain insights from their data in a unique way.

135
1 year ago

The founders are looking for a big bank to partner with them on a new service that uses artificial intelligence to help people take better care of themselves.

135
3 years ago

A tiny startup with a big mission: it wants to find out what happens to coral reefs when they are threatened by climate change. The company has launched a stand up paddleboard to see how much pollution and sediment a reef can handle, and wants to combine this with data from satellites and drones.  The startup also wants to restore coral reefs and is building a drone to do this.  It plans to use this data to create predictive models of how reefs could react to climate change.

134
3 years ago

A company that transforms raw materials into finished products. The company is looking to take on big manufacturers like Nike, using 3-D printing to prototype and scale production.

132
3 years ago

A new platform that allows big companies to help their employees get better at sales by offering real-time feedback on their pitches, and to see how they compare to others who are similar in their industry.

132
3 years ago

is a startup that helps businesses understand how much their employees are earning, what their biggest expenses are, and what their financial goals are.

132
3 years ago

A B2B marketplace where big companies can hire sub-contracted workers for under-the-table projects.

131
3 years ago

A startup that helps users organize their to-do list in a manner that’s most useful to them. It’s like a digital planner, but it also handles things like reminding you of deadlines and counting down the days until a big event.

131
3 years ago

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

130
3 years ago

A C2C marketplace for buying and selling used furniture. There’s a big market for people looking to buy used furniture but no good way to find them. The startup’s website shows a few beautiful tables and chairs, but the bulk of the site features the items for sale.

130
3 years ago

A “big data platform” that helps companies get paid for their data, with plans to target startups and SMBs.

129
3 years ago

The startup is trying to build a kind of big data database that can be used by the financial services industry to make better business and investment decisions.

129
3 years ago

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

129
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that helps big data scientists and machine learning developers analyze and visualize their data.

129
3 years ago

A platform for developing mobile apps that connects clients with developers. They’re not looking to compete with big agencies, but trying to fill a gap between startups and agencies. They’re currently attracting interest from small businesses with a few employees who are looking for a way to get high-level visibility and technical support to manage the complexity of building apps.

128
3 years ago

A startup that wants to be the middleman between the growing number of small-scale contractors and the big-contractor industry

127
3 years ago

A solar-powered way of tracking crops that takes the heat off of big, expensive satellite and aerial data collection

127
1 year ago

A platform for overseeing autonomous vehicles, which are seen as the next big thing for ride-hailing companies.

127
3 years ago

A startup that helps companies who don't have a clear strategy for their data, or whose data sets are too big, make sense of it.

126
3 years ago

This startup is building a product that can make any physical object like a car, a laptop, a camera or a phone, into an IoT device. It’s currently testing products with big-name brands like Apple and HP already.

125
3 years ago

building a tool to help small businesses manage their paper files, like sales invoices, in a way that’s really convenient for everyone. The startup’s CEO says that they’ve already sold their product to three big companies.

125
3 years ago

A Tinder for the runway, using an algorithm to find the looks that are most likely to be the next big thing.

125
3 years ago

A web-based sales platform for small business. The startup aims to help them "sell bigger than them" and offer a way for them to grow faster.

124
3 years ago

A company that helps big companies and brands create branded content for their YouTube videos, using a system of “buzzwords” and keywords to make sure the content is relevant and engaging.

122
2 years ago

A company with a single focus: climbing, running, and hiking. It’s a big problem in the US, with only 1 in 10 people living in cities with easy access to mountains. The company makes foot and hand grip strength and body weight training equipment and sells them in a subscription model in-app.

122
3 years ago

A platform for connecting small tech companies with big brands that wants to help bridge the distance between them.

121
3 years ago

A data analytics company that turns data into stories that can be used to tell stories. They have a big focus on the criminal justice system, using real-time court data to help their clients make predictions on when a suspect will be released on bail, or when they will be convicted.

119
1 year ago

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

119
3 years ago

This startup is creating a platform for financial markets that can be accessed and used by both startups and big financial firms.

118
3 years ago

A decision support platform that uses machine learning and big data to help businesses make better decisions.

118
3 years ago

A shop where you can buy custom-designed fashion. It comes from a team that worked on the biggest startups in the fashion industry, including Rachel Zoe, Rag & Bone, and Tory Burch.

117
1 year ago

The software industry is just one part of the broader tech industry, but it is a big

117
2 years ago

One of the biggest challenges of small businesses in India is that they don’t have a good way to manage their finances.

115
3 years ago

A decentralized framework for trading in derivatives. Traders develop their own rules for risk and reward, and any order with those rules can be accepted. The idea is to make derivative trading easier and more competitive, reducing the amount of business going through big stock exchanges.

114
3 years 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.

113
3 years ago

Image-based gaming that’s “a big, open world role playing game experience” that lets you explore and interact with other players.

112
1 year ago

 A company that uses a combination of big data, AI and data science to create better advertising campaigns.

112
3 years ago

A blockchain-based startup that helps big companies move business to the blockchain, and connect with small companies willing to do business on the blockchain.

109
3 years ago

A way for companies to manage their brand’s social media accounts. The company wants to partner with big brands and tell them how to use the platform, then get a cut when they do so.

109
2 years ago

A platform for matching large hotel chains with small hotels that need to do some big renovations quickly. The startup offers hotel owners a choice of different financing options that they can use to pay for their renovations.

109
1 year ago

A big data startup focused on making it easier to understand the risks associated with financial products to make more informed decisions.

108
3 years ago

A platform that helps companies host events, with a large focus on live events. It has a marketplace through which businesses can advertise their events, custom event tickets, and sell tickets to the public. Three big clients include LinkedIn, Twitter, and Visa.

105
3 years ago

Some people like to own a car, which is usually a pretty big financial investment. Zendrive aims to be the Uber of cars, providing a way for people to get around without having to deal with insurance or renting or buying a car.

105
3 years ago

A platform that helps users find great deals from local businesses, but don’t have to go to the store. The startup sees itself competing with Groupon, although it hopes to target smaller businesses and compete with Groupon’s recent move to focus on higher-margin, bigger deals.

104
3 years ago

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

104
3 years ago

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

102
3 years ago

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

102
3 years ago

A new app that aggregates everything from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to allow you to find a specific song or video, plus the biggest trending songs and videos.

101
2 years ago

There are many more we could list, but these are some of the bigger startups that have launched in the last few months.

101
1 year ago

Honesty is a marketplace to help you manage your health and wellness habits. It’s currently available in beta and aims to compete with big fitness companies like Fitbit and Apple Watch.

96
3 years ago

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

94
3 years ago

A startup that helps businesses advertise to college students, as part of a bigger initiative to build a community of college students for businesses.

93
2 years ago

A platform that connects people with big dreams with the capital to make them come true. It’s an investment platform, and a crowdfunding site at the same time.

91
2 years ago

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

90
2 years ago

A company that is working to integrate the power of big data to help marketers target their customers more effectively.

90
1 year ago

A startup to help big businesses manage their legal contracts from anywhere in the world. Hubdoc takes legal contracts, translates them into natural language, and then translates them back into legal language for the user. Hubdoc says it has $1.6 million in funding.

89
2 years ago

The startup provides ridesharing to people who need help moving, but who don’t want it to be a big hassle.

88
2 years ago

A company that builds and operates data centers for other companies. One of the big challenges in server design is making sure they don’t get too hot, which can lead to more energy consumption. The startup is building a new type of data center that’s made for hot environments.

87
2 years ago

A company that connects people in small cities with jobs in big cities. It’s trying to solve what it sees as a low-density problem around the world.

87
2 years ago

A company that provides insurance to independent contractors, including lawn care and maintenance workers, who don’t have the benefit of a big union.

87
1 year ago

A new type of payment platform that helps SMBs, who don’t have the resources of big banks, to operate more efficiently with less friction.

87
1 year ago

A startup that helps teams manage their finances by helping them look at the big picture and prioritize their spending.

86
2 years ago

A company that lets you share “big data” with them, then they’ll figure out creative ways to use it.

85
1 year ago

A filing app that helps people file tax returns while they’re on the go. Filing is a big pain point, especially for the elderly.

85
3 years ago

 This startup is building a credit score for students, using big data to analyze their school and academic performance, and then applying that to a credit score.

84
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a tool that helps big companies manage their global supply chains. They say they’re already working with Motorola Mobility.

84
2 years ago

A tool to allow companies to test different logo setups and brand standards before they spend on big re-brands.

84
1 year ago

The startup is working with big brands to create a platform that lets brands create and run their own online shops where consumers can buy directly from them. The idea is to create a market for in-house brands without having to go through a wholesaler.

84
2 years ago

A tool for managing the wearables that companies are using to track employee performance, and their data. The tool is for big companies, but the company says its goal is to make its platform for small businesses as well.

83
2 years ago

When you buy a TV on Amazon, the company takes a big cut of your money. You can buy a Roku and use a third-party app to stream Amazon content.

83
1 year ago

A startup that helps the small and midsize media companies that are often left out of the “big media” conversation. Medium is a platform for content creation, and connects with its audience to help those creators get their content to the next level.

82
1 year ago

An organization that helps finance professionals in developing markets establish upstart businesses using the same financing tools as larger companies in developed markets. The company’s clients have access to the same loans as big banks, but at a lower rate. The company is profitable and plans to expand to other developing markets.

82
2 years ago

The startup wants to use the power of big data to create a more transparent and efficient system for building out new transportation infrastructure.

81
2 years ago

An enterprise data management tool for companies that keep big data and is built to scale.

81
1 year ago

A startup for students to find and apply to jobs at big companies.

80
1 year ago

A platform for the biggest on the planet (China) to buy and sell real estate.

79
2 years ago

A company that allows data scientists to work on big data problems without needing to learn programming

78
2 years ago

CrowdFlower is building software to automate data analysis on distributed computing platforms like Amazon EMR or Google BigQuery. The startup, which is based in New York, was founded in 2015, and currently has around 12 employees.

78
1 year ago

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

78
2 years ago

This startup wants to use big data to predict which customers are most likely to leave a store and where they’ll go next.

77
2 years ago

A startup that helps big brands find influencers in the right places to promote products.

77
1 year ago

If a startup isn’t building the next big social network, it’s building the next big messaging app. After launching on Messenger, Snapjoy is pitching a new service that lets users create their own social network for their friends and family.

77
1 year ago

A platform that helps big companies, like hospitals and universities, manage their student enrollment

77
2 years ago

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

76
2 years ago

an app that helps companies get to market quicker by outlining the biggest challenges and improvements they need to make to their product or service.

76
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for big brands to take photos for Instagram. They’re building a new way for brands to create Instagram content without having to go through the process of taking a photo.

76
2 years 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.

76
10 months ago

This startup wants to help banks unify the way they communicate with their customers by using big data and AI to personalize interactions and ensure they are meeting customers’ needs.

76
2 years ago

The startup wants to find big data problems and build tools to help people solve them.

75
1 year ago

A startup that calls itself “your logistics concierge”, with a focus on big international companies

75
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps make better coffee. It’s a big problem, which is why the startup has already raised $5 million to date from investors including Andreessen Horowitz.

74
2 years ago

The startup wants to make it easier for small businesses to receive financing. It’s a mobile lending platform, using the same algorithms as big banks, but with lower interest rates and higher standards for creditworthiness.

74
2 years ago

Certainly not a startup, but a company that builds tools to help big companies like Spotify, AirBnB, and Netflix build better web products

74
1 year ago

A marijuana startup in the US that wants to use AI and big data to help cultivators and sellers grow less and better.

74
1 year ago

A tool that helps restaurants plan and manage their catering. It’s an alternative to the standard big-box caterer, which requires a big investment and a lot of custom work.

74
2 years ago

A company trying to get the price of medicines down with a direct-to-consumer sales channel. The company has partnered with big pharmaceutical companies to help them reduce their costs.

73
1 year ago

A product manager for a small and medium business, rather than a big enterprise.

73
2 years ago

The startup’s a startup looking to disrupt the human resources market in big, old-school companies. With the help of AI and machine learning, the startup wants to make recruiting and hiring more efficient while helping companies tap into the power of data to better predict how well candidates will fit.

72
2 years ago

This startup is building a toolset for big brands (like Coca-Cola and Red Bull) to use to test how their products are performing in different marketplaces around the world.

72
2 years ago

A platform for sellers to offer items other than their own on an auction platform. The startup is working with hundreds of small vendors in the Philippines, India and the US, and is also working with some big name brands like Nordstrom to bring their products to the platform.

72
1 year ago

This startup is building a “big data” platform for internal software and infrastructure monitoring and management.

72
2 years ago

A search engine for fashion. The startup wants to be the Google for fashion. They’re starting with the New York City market and expanding to other markets. They have a huge library of fashion data and have the reputation of the biggest fashion followers on Twitter and on Instagram.

71
1 year ago

The team behind this startup wants to build a tool for product managers to figure out what features to build next, based on user feedback and engagement. It helps product managers build the next big thing.

71
1 year ago

A small startup with a big mission — to make the best possible phone for the most people possible. The company has built a device which it says is in-line with the best of the best, but still affordable to use.

71
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a solution to the problem of hiring people in India, where the cost of living is high and the population is big.

71
2 years ago

A software company that helps healthcare companies make sense of “Big Data” to fuel change. Its customers include health tech startups like Molnlyck, and Kaiser Permanente.

70
2 years ago

A startup that uses AI to predict what the next big fashion trend will be, and then makes all their clothes in those colors.

70
1 year ago

A B2B platform for companies that need to track product inventory at the point of sale for customers. The founders say it’s the biggest product in their portfolio and that it’s “growing like crazy”. They’re currently wrapping up a $1.5M seed round, and working with companies like Shopify and Zendesk.

70
2 years ago

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

69
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a platform for people to buy and sell tickets to sporting events and concerts. They’re already working with the University of Michigan's Big House in Ann Arbor.

69
1 year ago

A startup to help law firms and big firms manage their legal issues. It’s like a “legal rolodex”, allowing them to manage people, documents, cases, payments and more.

68
2 years ago

This company wants to help companies to optimize the utility of their employees by identifying their employees’ biggest challenges and to provide them with the tools to overcome them.

67
2 years ago

A global fintech company that provides a way for emerging markets to get loans from traditional banks. The startup has pulled in big names including Bill Clinton, who has joined its advisory board.

67
2 years ago

A startup that builds and sells a tool for restaurants to manage their food costs, both inside and outside of their restaurants. The founder said it’s a complicated space, with lots of moving parts and big, regional differences.

67
2 years ago

The company focuses on office work, so it’s not a big surprise that the startup has a lot of talent around that.

67
2 years ago

A team of engineers that helps companies build new products using Big Data.

66
2 years ago

A startup building a platform for tracking and accessing “big data” from people’s homes, including their thermostat, lighting, blinds, and more.

66
2 years ago

A company that helps advertisers try out new ad formats and measure their effectiveness. For a small fee, advertisers can use the startup’s service to generate a report on their campaign's success. The company claims to have a list of over 100 clients, including large fashion brands and big insurance companies.

65
2 years ago

A company that aims to help retailers understand customer data and make better consumer decisions. They say they’ve built a platform for retailers to “assess buyer preferences”, and have gained the attention of big name retailers.

65
1 year ago

A community for online learning. The startup wants to be the next big thing in online courses.

65
2 years ago

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

64
1 year ago

a new kind of analytics for ad campaigns. It’s an Excel-based tool that claims to help big brands make more money from their advertising budgets. They’re currently in the market testing, aiming toward a launch in late 2020

64
1 year ago

A chat platform that connects you to your friends’ friends who can help you find a job, buy a house, or get an apartment. The platform is meant to help with big life decisions like these.

64
2 years ago

 A new startup that wants to take the same data-mining modeling that drives some of the world’s biggest hedge funds and apply it to the world of investing in art. The company wants to help savvy investors find the next big thing in art.

63
1 year ago

A company that helps big companies automate their marketing and sales teams. One of the co-founders used to manage the sales teams at Rackspace, and she noticed that the same tasks were being repeated over and over again.

63
1 year ago

A father-son team of developers who want to do something big with technology and education. They launched a free website for K-12 students to learn about programming.

63
2 years ago

A stealthy startup getting big funding to break into the crowded advertising space and disrupt the $41 billion in annual ad sales

62
1 year ago

Car rental startups and startups creating rental cars are both big businesses. However, a number of issues are creating friction between them. Tagr is a startup created to help renters and car rental companies work together, using their combined data to better serve consumers.

62
1 year ago

A platform to help owners of small agencies and freelancers get paid faster. Y Combinator-backed startup that’s already working with some of the biggest names in media.

62
1 year ago

One of the few publishers that takes a look at the big picture of the web, New York Times Magazine looks at the major tech trends of the coming year.

62
1 year ago

A company that develops and manufactures smart devices, including a voice-enabled robot that can make purchases and get service information, which they’re hoping to sell to big box retailers.

61
1 year ago

This startup uses machine learning and big data to analyze hundreds of thousands of documents to help companies understand their global culture and make changes in the way they do business.

61
1 year ago

This startup is building a way to send big data to a cloud-based service. The company’s challenge is that there are a lot of companies that want to send data to a cloud-based service, but each one wants to do it on its own terms.

61
10 months ago

 A startup that brings together the biggest influencers on the internet, generating reach and revenue for people who have a following on Twitter and Instagram. The company aims to help users find the right influencers to be paid for their tweets and Instagram posts.

61
2 years ago

A tool for businesses to manage their group fitness memberships, allowing businesses to offer group plans in a much more flexible way than the big vendors.

60
2 years ago

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

60
2 years ago

An open-source platform for building real-time visualizations of big data. The team is built almost entirely with engineers and designers.

60
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a peer-to-peer network for smaller companies to get financing from big lenders.

60
1 year ago

A company that makes it easy for companies to build better software by helping them test their apps and websites. They’re big on software testing, and also offer a test platform ecosystem.

60
2 years ago

A new way to manage data and big data, with an emphasis on security and compliance.

59
2 years ago

A streaming video platform that lets you keep up with the world's biggest TV shows and movies, with live streams and on-demand access to popular shows.

59
1 year ago

“The ‘as soon as’ time frame is the biggest problem with e-commerce,” said Sood. “A lot of people have a desire to buy, but they don’t have an immediate need.”

58
1 year ago

A startup that allows businesses to take advantage of their market’s biggest app — Google Maps.

58
2 years ago

A company that helps big companies get their employees to be more data-driven. They’re working with several large companies in Boston to help their teams focus on more data-driven decision making.

57
2 years ago

When your friends start complaining that their friends aren’t getting in on the next big trend, you can introduce them to the startup that wants to buy and sell that trend. The startup helps you snap up the next big thing before your friends, claiming to have over 100,000 traders in its platform.

56
1 year ago

A startup that’s building one of the first collaborative platforms to help people find and book in-home beauty services. It’s the second big beauty startup to launch in the past few weeks.

56
1 year ago

A way to allow users to see the history of the things they are watching on Netflix. The startup recently received $2.1M in funding from Techstars, which led to a big increase in users.

56
2 years ago

This is a company that offers a credit card for people who don’t have a credit score, and has already received over $1 million in funding from some big investors, including YCombinator, Peter Thiel, and Andreessen Horowitz.

55
2 years ago

A platform that helps people find and make connections with other people based on what they’re interested in. The company says they’ve already built a network with over 1,000 active users, and they have a big presence at tech conferences like YC.

55
1 year ago

Paying bills is one of the biggest pain points for small businesses, and Taptu wants to solve that with a single, easy-to-use bill paying platform.

55
1 year ago

Making it easier for big companies to manage their supply chains by making all of their suppliers’ data, payment systems, and invoicing work together.

55
1 year ago

A startup that wants to use machine learning and a “big data set” to help companies figure out where to open new locations. A big focus is on the US, with growth plans to expand internationally.

55
1 year ago

A platform for people who want to build a new product or service and figure out if others are interested in it, checking to see if the market is big enough to sustain the product. It is built around a network of users who offer feedback on new products.

55
1 year ago

A startup that aims to capture big data from the internet and turn it into knowledge about people, allowing companies to target advertisements at specific audiences. It’s “Siri for big data.”

55
1 year ago

A tool that helps businesses use big data to find the right staffing pro

55
1 year ago

A business-to-business platform that helps small businesses, who can’t afford all the overhead of a big company like QuickBooks, manage their finances.

53
1 year ago

A startup that helps startups grow by giving them access to the biggest potential customer base in the world - the US government. The company's proprietary Fintech platform provides access to the US government's banking, insurance and finance systems.

53
1 year ago

This company helps companies and governments manage big data in a central location, also called a data warehouse.

53
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help businesses manage their data. They have one big customer, the insurance company AIG, which they say will bring in $15 million in revenue this year.

53
2 years ago

 A startup that uses big data to analyze and predict the effectiveness of different marketing campaigns. The company is based in Palo Alto, where they were founded.

52
1 year ago

A new way for hotels to book rooms on the fly, allowing them to increase revenue by selling blocks of rooms to big companies in order to keep prices down.

51
1 year ago

A startup prepping to launch in the fall of 2020 that aims to help identify the biggest expenses for a business before it signs a lease, helping with the process of choosing a location for your company. They heard about this need from top executives at the “billion dollar startups”.

51
1 year ago

"Startups" writer Andrew Liptak wrote that "A startup that aims to stop the poaching of top talent by big companies.”

51
1 year ago

A way for big companies and merchants to purchase goods and services from small businesses in the Philippines — a market worth $26 billion.

51
1 year ago

A technology that aims to help companies manage their supply chains and networks. Its big idea is to target the supply chain for “smart” companies.

51
1 year ago

Big Data is important, and getting bigger. Tachyon is working to make Big Data easier to understand so people can take advantage of it to make better decisions.

49
1 year ago

A device that turns a smartphone into a large screen monitor. It’s an inexpensive way to stream content on a big screen.

49
1 year ago

The startup, which was launched in March, offers a way to help people create and find the right food for their specific needs. The company has said that it’s already in talks with the biggest food companies in the US.

49
1 year ago

The VCs have been called out for valuing companies based on the idea rather than the execution. They’ve also been criticized for the size of the checks they write - instead of the usual $1-5M checks, they’re going bigger — more than $20M at times.

49
11 months ago

Booking.com’s biggest competitor in the hotels space is Expedia, and now one of the company’s biggest competitors in the travel space is also a Booking.com competitor.

49
1 year ago

A digital loyalty program for big-box retailers. The startup is building a rewards program for floor-based retailers like BestBuy.

48
1 year ago

A big data platform for the cannabis industry, focusing on data visualization and dashboarding.

48
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for real estate companies to rent out their units to tenants, who are often their biggest clients.

48
1 year ago

Immersive big data platform for enterprise software.

47
1 year ago

A startup that’s developing an email-based lending platform that lets small businesses borrow money from big businesses.

46
1 year ago

It’s a SaaS service that helps restaurant chains close more of their sales and get more orders on the table. The startup has already signed up a few big-name restaurant chains.

46
1 year ago

A company that makes the same products as the big-box stores but for one-third the price.

46
9 months ago

A startup that helps women find and buy designer clothing and accessories at a discount. The startup’s founder says she’s already working with some of the biggest brands in the world.

46
1 year ago

A startup that hopes to bring the power of AI to the enterprise. One of their biggest products is a “gender analysis engine” that can do things like identify who would be the best spokesperson for a company’s message, or predict the outcome of a sales pitch.

45
1 year ago

This startup wants to help turn the average American’s car into a carpool and help cities run more efficiently. The startup is currently working with big cities such as Chicago and San Francisco.

45
10 months ago

A company that manages and manages the data of big data projects, with clients including Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Facebook, Google, and the US government. It’s working on getting a similar deal with the US Postal Service.

44
1 year ago

A toolkit for big companies to manage their own tech support workforce, offering a new way to hire/manage tech support professionals.

43
1 year ago

A VPN app that companies can use to encrypt data between their offices and their customers. The company is targeting big companies like Microsoft and Apple

43
1 year ago

A big data company that helps hospitals make better diagnoses with AI, and then provides them "machine learning and analytics tools for maintenance and optimization".

43
1 year ago

A travel insurance platform for people who have a travel plan and want to buy the lowest price policy. The startup wants to solve a problem that is “currently the biggest pain point for consumers” and “the fastest growing vertical for insurance companies.”

42
1 year ago

A product that simplifies the purchase of premium seats to major events and concerts. The company is working with the UK’s biggest music festivals, including Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight.

41
1 year ago

A new way to shop for coffee, with the initial premise that coffee is coffee and needs to be served the same way at all times. The startup wants to make it so you can build your coffee order quickly and efficiently, with a big emphasis on the “quick” part.

41
1 year ago

A big-data startup that’s building a marketplace with a tool to help data scientists extract the most value from datasets.

41
1 year ago

A startup that allows people to create and find a place to stay using their phone. The startups hosts rooms in big cities and smaller towns, with prices starting at $10 a night.

40
1 year ago

A company building a “personal concierge” app that connects people with the professional services they need. The CEO says the app is built with a focus on the “a la carte” experience, not the “the-big-package-of-everything” experience.

39
1 year ago

A company that aims to make it easier for companies to manage their big data analytics, with a platform that provides the ability to connect data from different sources with the goal of “automating the most repetitive tasks”.

39
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that aims to be “the Uber for trucking”, claiming that the transportation industry is a $7 trillion sector ripe for disruption. It has a similar pitch to Uber Freight, which focuses on helping smaller trucking companies compete with big shippers.

38
11 months ago

The company claims that "the app offers a great way to find and book a rental home near you, but it is missing a few important features to make sure everyone who needs a rental home, no matter how big or small, can find it easily."

38
6 months ago

An educational startup that makes a big deal out of plans to change the way students learn.

38
1 year ago

Multiply, which is working on a “social-mobile-games” startup, and is working on an experimental program called “Upside” that helps users better understand the “world’s biggest economic and environmental problems through social play.”

37
9 months ago

A tool that helps users manage their relationship with money, with an app for managing finances and budgeting. It’s been used by over 35,000 people in 2,000 organizations, and is using YC money to get a big expansion across the U.S. in 2019.

37
1 year ago

Closed-door meetings are a big part of how businesses communicate, but they can be inefficient, or even make communication harder. Fusic is an app which allows teams to use a shared whiteboard to brainstorm ideas and plan, with the idea that faster ideas can arrive at the right times, and lead to better decisions.

36
1 year ago

A fintech company with a focus on credit products for women. The company is pitching itself as a cheaper alternative to the big banks, and is already working with a number of small businesses.

36
1 year ago

Zuddl is a startup that aims to bring conferences online for big companies. It charges $5 per attendees, and per its pitch has already managed to host

36
8 months ago

A platform that helps people buy a house around the world. Their first customer is one of the world’s biggest home builders.

36
1 year ago

This software is designed to help companies manage their customers’ data, using big data and AI to predict customer behavior and find new customers.

35
9 months ago

A search engine that helps people find their next big opportunity.

35
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps small businesses build websites that look like they were built by a big company. Envision helps businesses upload a logo and other elements that look like they belong on a big-name site.

34
1 year ago

A company that aims to help small businesses succeed in the digital economy. With a database of nearly 11,000 products and 25,000 SKUs, it’s another simple product that’s making a big impact.

34
1 year ago

This startup is working on efficient ways for big banks to process and move large amounts of cash in and out of the bank quickly. The B2B company helps financial institutions like banks, brokerage houses, and insurance companies save money by handling payments in person rather than through the current system of transfers and transfers.

33
9 months ago

This startup offers a way to communicate with big landlords about rent hikes in one place, and allows tenants to create a "rent note" with any landlord, which is a set of dates for when a tenant will pay what they owe.

33
8 months ago

We live in a time of big data. More data means more opportunities for startups to build useful tools on top of it. Verifly’s goal is to be the first “data company”.

33
1 year ago

Fintech startup that wants to combine the power of AI and Big Data with a human touch to help financial advisors make better financial decisions for their clients.

32
1 year ago

“We’re going to make the world’s best conference,” says Jeff Weiss, the startup’s founder. “It will be the biggest and most amazing conference you’ve ever been to.”

32
1 year ago

If this company’s products are as good as its founders say, it’s possible that their launch is overblown. But let’s go into this anyway, because it’s obviously a big deal for entrepreneurs to get funded, and it’s rare for them to get funding from the founder’s mom.

30
1 year ago

A startup that connects small-scale developers with large-scale corporate clients. It’ll help big companies find and pay for Web developers.

30
1 year ago

The company is building a new kind of user interface that is built around a concept called "pull-to-refresh". The idea is that you are able to pull down the keyboard to refresh the content and pull it back up to go back to the previous page. This is one of the biggest innovations in the startup space today.

30
7 months ago

Y Combinator is a group of investors who invest in companies with ideas they think have “big market potential.” YC is based out of Mountain View, and focuses on everything from mobile/web startups to medical-tech startups.

30
1 year ago

A company that helps companies and big companies like corporations to better understand their customers’ needs. The startup says that since it was founded, they’ve helped more than 3,000 companies.

29
6 months ago

A way to manage web-based commerce for online stores. The startup is working with 30 big e-commerce players including Groupon and Etsy.

29
11 months ago

A company that sells proprietary software that lets companies manage and track their data as an alternative to the “big data” approach of many tech companies.

28
8 months ago

The company’s mission is to “help the people who are the most marginalized in our society”. The company wants to create a platform that allows people to access healthcare “without the big, expensive, bureaucratic middlemen, where people can get healthcare at the point of need”.

28
1 year ago

A new way to shop for men’s clothing. They start with the idea that there’s a gap in the market for a fashion brand that’s just for men. They want to offer a more personalized shopping experience than the big fashion chains, and their business is built on the idea of selling to men who might be unhappy with the way the big brands treat those who aren’t straight.

27
7 months ago

The self-described “biggest and baddest way to scale applications” is a cloud-based platform built on open source technology that helps startups build and manage their apps.

27
1 year ago

In the past, the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics has run a number of initiatives to support startups in the city, including a grant program and a series of hackathons. Now the office has launched a pilot program to provide startups with a $2,000 grant to help them get off the ground. The program is run through the Mayor's Office of Innovation, and is specifically meant for startups that provide new or novel solutions to the city's biggest problems.

26
11 months ago

A mobile application that helps users find and compare insurance quotes in their state. It also allows users to directly contact insurance agents, which is a big advantage.

26
11 months ago

A startup developing a “big data” platform for retailers. The startup aims to create a more efficient supply chain in which retailers can see how supply chains are performing in real time.

26
11 months ago

If you’re a freelance journalist, you’re likely doing your job in a room with a bunch of computers. The startup is building a way to take all the great content that journalists produce and put it in one place, so freelancers can benefit from a bigger audience.

26
9 months ago

A startup that helps retail companies import data from their CRM and other systems into one centralized dashboard for big-picture analysis, instead of having to pull it all over from different systems.

26
7 months ago

A platform for SMBs to enter into wholesale partnership with big companies.

26
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps online businesses understand how their product is interacting with the real world It’s like an interactive version of Google Analytics The startup’s software is built on top of a distributed programmable database called BigTable and is currently selling to a handful of enterprise clients

25
9 months ago

A one-stop shop for service/technical/digital/accounting/support/etc. needs, offering a software platform to help businesses “build better products”. They’re targeting the $100M in annual sales that they say big companies spend on all sorts of vendors.

25
7 months ago

 A cloud-based service that makes it easy to start a small business in India. It’s a stock market marketplace that gives small businesses a chance to grow and compete with their bigger counterparts.

25
1 year ago

This startup is looking to take on the $20 billion auto insurance market in the US by applying big data analytics to help drivers save money.

24
11 months ago

Smart is a company that wants to empower developers to build the next big ideas. The founders say that they want to build a platform for developers to build things that are “so powerful that they can’t be ignored”.

24
11 months ago

A digital assistant for book publishers that is designed to “engage readers as they read”. This is a big goal for the startup, which has been trying to build a platform for readers to interact with books and books to interact with readers.

24
7 months ago

This startup is building a global tool for people to use to record video, music, and photos in a social setting without a big camera crew.

24
9 months ago

This startup wants to use AI to find and predict the next “groundbreaking” scientific discovery. The company wants to bring researchers from all over the world together to solve big problems, and has already attracted more than 1,000 researchers to its platform.

23
7 months ago

A SaaS platform that helps companies get their data into Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift, and other data warehouses with a few clicks.

22
8 months ago

Privacy is a hot topic as of 2018, and there are a number of people making big promises when it comes to keeping your information private. Some of the more popular privacy companies include:

21
8 months ago

A company that wants to help farmers use data to grow their crops faster and more efficiently. The startup has some serious funding behind it with $10 million in venture funding and has been working with big agriculture companies like Monsanto and DuPont.

21
7 months ago

This startup is building a platform that helps school districts convert files like attendance records into e-books. The startup is working with big names like Pearson and McGraw-Hill.

21
11 months ago

A B2B company that’s building a global marketplace for small consignments. It’s goal is to bring the same variety of products and services that come from a big retailer to small businesses.

20
10 months ago

A startup that wants to be the low-cost version of what we see on Amazon, eBay, and other big online retailers.

20
1 year ago

A startup that’s built a platform that allows small businesses to create their own social media presence, without the expense and hassle of hiring social media managers. The company is also working with big companies like Softbank and Barclays to help them build their own social media presence.

19
8 months ago

A platform that pairs a customer with a human adviser who can help them make a big decision.

18
7 months ago

A startup that connects the world’s biggest economies to span their trade, enabling everyone to do business with everyone.

18
7 months ago

A startup specializing in bringing the benefits of big data to retailers, helping them to make real-time predictions and decisions based on behavioral data.

18
6 months ago

This company is trying to help people in big cities like New York, London and Tokyo get the most of their time by helping them to time how they spend each day.

17
9 months ago

A startup that is building an app that uses a point of sale system to help grocery stores fight back against price cutting by big chains. Supermarket prices are now set by the customer, so the app helps local stores fight back against the big guys by taking orders through their own point of sale system.

16
8 months ago

A business that aims to help companies better train their employees, and a tool with a big focus on team collaboration.

15
7 months ago

An online platform that helps car-sharing services track and manage cars. The company is currently in talks with big players like Zipcar and Uber, and plans to build out a platform for managing the cars themselves.

14
7 months ago

A company that is helping brands build brands on Instagram without the need for big video budgets.

12
6 months ago

Crypto payments startup I guess. It’s a cryptocurrency-themed retail store that sells home goods like backpacks and pro-productions such as t-shirts. It’s backed by big investors like Fred Wilson, and also counts some of the biggest brands in retail like Target and Bloomingdale’s as customers.

12
7 months ago

A London-based startup that provides a smarter way to buy and sell residential real estate by bringing the power of Big Data into the financial side of the market.

11
6 months ago

A “startup studio” that does consulting, strategy and product development for big companies. They’re looking to raise $3 million to build out their team.

10
7 months ago

Wyldtech was founded by John Smith in 2013. The company has won multiple awards and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, including General Electric, Cisco and Hasbro.

9
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where someone can provide you with a custom list of things you need to do to prepare for a big life transition (ie getting married,

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3 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for people to sell their old books (I know there are a lot of startups doing this but it's a big market)

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3 years ago

Idea: Google Sheets interface for Google BigQuery

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3 years ago

Idea: A software company that’s helping the big four accounting firms and financial services companies cut down on the time it takes to onboard new hires

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3 years ago

Idea: A business intelligence platform that allows big companies to keep track of their financial data It’s basically a way to manage multiple data silos in one place

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3 years ago

Idea: A platform that helps you make a big decision Users can ask questions that are randomized each time

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3 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps Midwestern farmers sell their produce more easily on the West Coast. The company is building a series of farms in the Midwest that will grow produce for big companies in the West, and use an Uber-like system to deliver it.

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