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2 months ago

A startup that wants to use technology to help retailers manage wasted food. The founders of the company say it’s a $200 billion industry that is growing.

722
3 years ago

A startup that collects data on the world’s 4.5 billion-odd cellphones and builds a giant map of their locations with all the phone data available.

598
3 years ago

Shopify's Indian subsidiary is helping build an "online-only" (so no offline sales) marketplace that will sell goods made by small artisans and craftsman. While a combination of Alibaba and Amazon, the market size is expected to be between $500 million to $1 billion in 2023.

392
2 years ago

A platform for food and retail delivery in India. The startup wants to help the 1,100 billion rupee (US$14.8 billion) food and retail sector in India optimize its supply chain and distribution.

369
3 years ago

A startup that plans to disrupt the $20 billion handbag industry with a new line of handbags by using 3D printing. The startup is teaming with luxury fashion brand Michael Kors for the launch of the first products.

261
2 years ago

In the middle of April, Lyft announced it was making $1.25 billion in revenue per quarter, with over $1 billion in cash. In the middle of May, Uber announced that it had $7.4 billion in cash.

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3 years ago

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

234
3 years ago

In 2017, the U.S. Postal Service lost $65 billion, according to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. The USPS lost $1.8 billion in FY 2016, and $2.8 billion in FY 2015. That is a drop of $3.4 billion from the $1.9 billion that they lost in FY 2014.

223
2 years ago

This company sells a chatbot that answers work-related questions. The startup says there is a $22.5 billion market for this type of service.

221
3 years ago

A startup that is building a platform to help the two billion people in the world who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.

207
2 years ago

A “socially conscious” credit card that doesn’t charge users extra for not using plastic. The startup has a $1 billion market cap.

200
3 years ago

A text-based platform for sharing your photos, videos, and location over the Internet. The company is building a social network for photography that they say will be able to support 3 billion photos by 2028.

179
1 year ago

A company that sells batteries and chargers for electric cars, and is currently valued at $1.2 billion.

176
3 years ago

Business software for the home that allows homeowners to manage their utilities. The company’s founders say they’re targeting the $80 billion home and building automation space.

175
3 years ago

In the US, over $15 billion is spent on advertising for pet care services, but there is currently no app-based service that lets you find a good pet sitter. Pet Care Hero wants to be the first.

173
2 years ago

An e-commerce platform for the fashion industry. They say that their technology can help fashion brands save billions of dollars in handling admin tasks.

173
1 year ago

A payment company that provides software to retailers to accept payments from customers using their phones. Currently, the company has over $2.6 billion in annual volume.

167
2 years ago

A software company that powers the world’s largest video sharing platform. The startup helps users watch videos on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and others. It has over 2 billion daily active users.

165
3 years ago

This startup, which was founded in March, aims to make it easier to get and pay for health insurance. The startup’s goal is to save the US family health insurance market $300 billion.

162
3 years ago

A blockchain-based stock market that allows anyone to invest in a company. It’s aiming for a $1.5 billion market cap.

161
3 years ago

• "Future Billionaires" (US edition), Forbes, November 30, 2013

159
3 years ago

A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

158
3 years ago

A company that claims to have “saved” over $2 billion for businesses and individuals.

156
3 years ago

The company is looking to raise a round of funding that values the company at $1.3 billion. The round is expected to close in February 2019.

155
1 year ago

A company that buys and sells cars. They’re on their second year and want to build a $5 billion car buying and selling business.

153
3 years ago

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

152
3 years ago

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

151
3 years ago

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

149
2 years ago

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

147
1 year ago

The company is building a platform for managing citizen dialog on local issues. The cofounders say that more than $6 billion is spent on lobbying each year, and the platform would make it easier for citizens to have their voices heard in government.

146
3 months ago

A company that builds an ad platform for health care. It’s a market estimated to be worth $25 billion in the US, but is so closely regulated that it’s difficult to do business there.

146
2 years ago

A tool for talent acquisition, actively seeking to disrupt the $1.25 billion recruitment industry.

144
3 years ago

A $1 billion startup that sells customized health insurance plans for startups and entrepreneurs.

143
3 years ago

A startup that aims to solve the problem of the billion people on the internet with no credit cards.

143
3 years ago

A chatbot that helps people eat better. The startup is targeting the $20 billion global market in the next 5 years.

142
2 years ago

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

142
3 years ago

"We believe that the world’s 2.5 billion farmers deserve access to information they can trust. We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to improve their lives. We believe that, in the long run, this is good for the planet."

141
3 years ago

A startup that’s building an ecommerce platform for the toy industry, targeting a market that’s worth $100 billion by 2025.

140
3 years ago

A platform that helps people manage their contact lists. The startup says it’s dealing with a half-billion contacts with 70% of the world still not connected.

138
3 years ago

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

138
3 years ago

A company that makes custom-designed pens that attach to a USB thumb drive. The startup looks to disrupt the $1.3 billion market for replacement pens.

135
3 years ago

A company that provides a platform for the ability to manage, track and process all of the data generated by the billions of sensors that are embedded in the world’s devices.

134
3 years ago

The startup stems from the idea that a lot of people who have billions of dollars in reserve don’t invest it, and Aorta wants to be a place where anyone can start investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks seamlessly.

132
3 years ago

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

131
3 years ago

This startup is building a platform that connects landlord’s with tenants in need of a place to live and gives them a credit score. The startup’s founders say that there are already over $90 billion worth of real estate assets currently sitting idle.

127
4 months ago

A SaaS platform that helps companies manage the hundreds of different systems they use to manage their data. It’s a complete rework of the way that companies manage data and lets them examine the data they’re collecting and make better decisions. It’s built for companies with lots of data, and is already in use by companies with billions of dollars in revenue.

125
3 years ago

A startup that helps employers hire and manage employees. The company is looking to get into the $1 billion contract staffing market. It is currently in closed beta. The company launched in 2016.

123
3 years ago

The founder of this startup grew up in a remote village in India and remembers a time when he was able to get a computer for the family and a year later they were able to get the internet. The founder realized the internet had brought a lot of connectivity to the country, but the next step was to bring connectivity to the millions of people who still didn’t have it. That’s what led him to start Jana, a startup that aims to give 1.5 billion people in India access to the internet.

120
3 years ago

A startup that wants to bring digital design tools for clothing to the masses. Clothe is a service that helps customers create a unique design for a single item of clothing using a photo, or from a library of templates. Users can design items like dresses for $19, or can also sell items they’ve designed on Clothe. The startup says they’re targeting the women’s fashion industry, which is worth $500 billion in the US alone.

118
2 years ago

A company that helps SMBs with business development, marketing, and sales, which it says is a $1 billion market in the US.

118
3 years ago

This company is going after the $1.5 billion USD market of people who have a ton of receipts, but can’t manage them. They’re building a toolset that uses artificial intelligence to scan receipts and automatically categorize them by month or a year to help people use them for tax filing.

116
2 years ago

A company that is looking to re-imagine the way people send money to each other. The company is processing over $5 billion in transactions a year, and says it has a monthly user base of over 3.2 million.

116
3 years ago

A new startup from Google Ventures, this is their answer to the question, “How can we build a more customer-centric experience for the customer”. They want to be the company that builds out the digital interface for the customer, and bring it to billions of customers.

114
2 years ago

In 2015, a total of 9,615 seed-stage deals in the US were led by women with 108 companies, a 2% increase from 2014. A total of 1,906 companies from women-led startups raised a total of $1.1 billion in funding.

113
2 years ago

A company that wants to make the world’s largest database of solar data. The company says it has built a platform that helps companies like Google and Amazon make billions of dollars in sales from solar power.

112
3 years ago

A log analytics company that wants to turn the data from the billions of rides taken every day by its customers into actionable insights for its customers.

111
2 years ago

A way to make payments and transactions easier for the 2 billion people that still don’t have access to credit cards.

108
4 months ago

A startup that wants to make it possible for anyone to tap into the power of AI through an online API and the work of a machine learning community. The founders say they’re already working with several billion-dollar companies that use their API to run their entire data operations.

107
3 years ago

In 2017, American companies spent $32.7 billion in shipping costs, according to a report by the Air Transport Association.

105
1 year ago

This startup wants to add value to the $100 billion in goods that Americans throw away each year by providing them with a service to make repurposing them easier.

105
11 months ago

A startup that wants to build an online marketplace for labor and skills. The company’s founders say that the $2 trillion global services market is underserved by the $200 billion services market that already exists, and the company wants to fill that gap.

105
3 years ago

A mobile money platform for emerging markets, where the company says it has already made $1 billion in loans to over 20 million customers.

104
3 years ago

A startup that makes a mobile app to help people find the closest pharmacy, whose market is worth $68 billion.

104
3 years ago

Manages over $20 billion of assets and manages this via a smartphone app. It’s also an e-commerce platform for other businesses to sell their wares on the platform.

102
2 years ago

A software-as-a-service company that helps B2B companies automate and secure their supply chains, a niche the founders say is worth $50 billion.

102
10 months ago

A global payments network for the $50 trillion global remittance market. Announced on April 1, the company is expected to raise a $100 million round of funding at a $2 billion valuation. The company is led by Lakhvinder Singh, a former senior executive at MasterCard and PayPal.

102
3 years 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.

101
2 years ago

A marketing platform for the 3.2 billion people without access to the internet.

101
11 months ago

A video game where users build a virtual city and help determine its fate from within the game. While other games have used this format before, the most successful example is Clash of Clans, which has over 1 billion monthly active users. It’s a familiar model, with the startup working with major publishers like Disney and Warner Bros. to reach that audience.

99
2 years ago

 A maker of waterproof backpacks for the outdoors, a market that’s worth $1.2 billion and growing.

98
2 years ago

A company that’s building a “personal assistant” for the United States government. The product is built for the US intelligence community with a $1.5 billion contract.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring the conversation around current events to the next three billion online users.

97
2 years ago

 A decentralized encrypted messaging platform for the world’s 2.4 billion unconnected citizens. Decent has built a messaging app that uses its own cryptocurrency, BitShare, as the medium.

96
2 years ago

A financial services company that offers loans to entrepreneurs. It’s a portion of a $1 billion personal loan portfolio.

96
2 years ago

A startup that offers an app of more than $20 billion in ticket sales on the secondary market.

96
2 years ago

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

95
10 months ago

A platform that helps large employers and small businesses pay for services through automated payments. They’re targeting the $500 billion health care market with an app that allows you to set up a health care budget, and pay for it.

92
2 years ago

A chatbot that taps into the Facebook Graph API to build a more human-like conversational interface. The startup can tap into the billions of data points the Graph API has on you to provide more personal insights to its customers.

90
1 year ago

A business that wants to connect with the 1.2 billion people without bank accounts and offer them the ability to get an account and receive loans.

88
2 years ago

To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

86
11 months ago

A startup tackling the problem of “fake news” and misinformation, which it says is a growing problem that is costing the industry billions of dollars. It’s a “quality control service” that allows news publishers to verify sources, and is currently being tested in the UK.

85
1 year ago

An automatic way to send money out of India using a credit or debit card. The startup wants to scale their business to get the equivalent of $1 billion out of India each year.

84
2 years ago

A company that hopes to win the $2 billion global insurance market by reaching underserved populations and saving billions on claims.

83
1 year ago

A startup that helps people buy and sell their cars, a problem the company says is worth $17 billion in the US in a given year.

82
2 years ago

Innovation in the US has become a flashpoint for the rest of the world. From its inception in 2010, the French government has invested in French Tech. In France, startups have received €4.5 billion in funding in recent years, according to INSEAD.

78
10 months ago

This startup is building a platform to let businesses and consumers take advantage of the data from the billions of sensors embedded in our world.

78
2 years 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.

77
10 months ago

A payment company for the $124 billion dollar Brazilian market.

76
2 years ago

LendingClub is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company that aims to cut out the middleman lending market by allowing borrowers to connect with each other directly. The company’s P2P model is based on an algorithm designed to match borrowers with lenders. P2P loans were responsible for $2.7 billion in loans in 2017.

75
1 year ago

A way for people to make money by sharing the things they already own. The founders say that with the average American household owning over 70% more items than they actually use, this is a $130 billion market that enables people to make money from the stuff they already own by selling it to others.

75
1 year ago

According to a study done by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the Indian startup scene has over 8,000 startups, with over $10 billion in funding.

75
2 months ago

A new apartment community in San Francisco that’s part of a larger, $3.2 billion vertical real estate project.

75
2 years ago

A $10 billion company that helps companies streamline their digital marketing and ads.

74
1 year ago

The following companies have received funding from 500 Startups, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with over $1 billion in funded companies:

74
11 months ago

A platform for granting loans to the homeless in the Philippines. The startup has 2.4 million members, and has processed more than $1.6 billion in microloans.

74
10 months ago

A $10-20 billion industry that’s undergoing a massive shift in the way it’s being made. The startup wants to be a large part of that change.

74
6 months ago

A company specializing in payment for the $1 billion Indian marketplace, starting with mobile payments and following up with physical cash and digital wallets. They’re looking to help merchants get access to the country’s massive and growing middle class.

74
1 year ago

The term "unicorn" is used to refer to a startup that reaches a valuation of $1 billion or more.

73
1 year ago

A mobile-first investment firm with $1 billion under management.

73
2 years ago

A company that wants to disrupt the $100 billion legal industry, by helping lawyers and law firms bring their services to the web and compete on quality and cost.

72
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help companies track their suppliers and employees as they travel to places like China, which they say is a $350 billion market.

70
1 year ago

A $2.5 billion a year market for the healthcare industry to move from paper to digital, but the current player, a paper based system, is not scalable. This startup is building a digital system that promises to get patients faster, cheaper, and more secure information for everything from appointments to lab results.

69
1 year ago

A company that helps companies manage the design and production of their videos. Video creation is a $200 billion global industry and the startup wants to help companies in getting more creative and efficient.

69
1 year ago

A library for the 3 billion people in the global market who can’t read.

68
1 year ago

In-home health care is a $100 billion industry in the US and $5 trillion worldwide. Startups like Health2Go and TeleCare are trying to make it easier for health care workers to provide medical services at home.

68
1 year ago

A fast-growing startup that’s taken apart a $50 billion company and is building a new one.

68
2 years ago

A startup for organic, fair trade or locally-sourced coffee beans. The startup is targeting the $1 billion coffee market in the US, and has raised a total of $1.1 million in funding.

67
1 year ago

This startup is building a 3-D printing service for dentists, targeting the $2.5 billion that dentists spend on dental materials.

67
6 months ago

Targetted against India’s $200 billion non-banking finance (NBFC) market, BorrowBox is building a platform for people to borrow money from other people in their social network.

65
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring in-home grocery shopping to a billion people.

64
1 year ago

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

64
1 year ago

A tool designed to help companies manage their debt, with the service claiming to have helped customers save $12 billion since 2011.

63
1 year ago

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

63
2 years ago

We’re used to hearing about billion dollar startups, but none are aiming to create a unique operating system to process data like this one. A startup that wants to entirely re-invent industry standards and create a new “standard” for data-driven industries like the medical industry.

62
1 year ago

A $2 billion enterprise software startup. It’s looking to solve problems that traditional software can’t, like helping retailers do in-store loyalty programs and managing credit card accounts.

62
8 months ago

A concierge for ride sharing, which according to the founders is a $500 billion market.

62
8 months ago

A travel startup that wants to take the hassle out of using air travel to see friends or family. It’s looking to take advantage of the $80 billion airline booking market.

62
2 years ago

A platform that allows advertisers to track and measure their Facebook ad campaigns, which is estimated to be $16 billion in ad spend.

61
1 year ago

A $3.5 billion market, Hopper aims to make it easier and more affordable for consumers to buy products on a digital platform, with a service that helps retailers track inventory and a system that lets consumers buy online and pay in-store.

61
1 year ago

A software company that helps identify fraud in the financial services industry by using machine learning to scan billions of financial transactions and identify patterns that exist because of fraud.

61
1 year ago

A company that helps organizations, including governments, organizations, and public sector clients, with software development and services. The company has more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue, with more than 8,000 customers in more than 50 countries.

61
1 year ago

A platform that helps small businesses hire and manage service professionals (such as painters or electricians) at a fraction of the cost of traditional contractors. The company plans to take on the $3 billion market of service professionals.

60
1 year ago

A B2B company that allows companies to manage their international payroll taxes and receive payment from their overseas subsidiaries, all from one integrated platform. The company is currently working with $1 billion in clients.

59
1 year ago

The next generation of the world's largest social network and one of the world's largest messaging platforms, with 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook is the largest social network in the world and has over 1 billion monthly active users or MAUs with over 2.8 billion daily active users or DAUs.

59
10 months ago

A company that offers a “portal” for companies to post job openings, allowing companies to post and recruit at the same time — a fledgling market with an estimated $5 billion to $10 billion opportunity.

59
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.

58
2 years ago

OTX is building an open source marketplace for data sources, which it says will save businesses $600 billion in data expenditures.

57
1 year ago

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

57
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create a hardware wallet for the billions of people who don’t currently have one.

56
1 year ago

The SmartShopper mobile app helps consumers get the most out of their money by helping them save on unnecessary expenses. They claim that their app saves consumers $6 billion a year.

56
8 months ago

A $1 billion startup backed by Sequoia Capital, that sells cars for $20,000 to $50,000. The company does not own any cars and does not have a dealership network.

56
1 year ago

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

55
9 months ago

A startup that uses AI to help detect and fix errors in software before it’s released. The company says there are currently over 400 million errors in existing software, costing companies billions of dollars in lost revenue.

55
1 year ago

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

54
1 year ago

A system to automate the process of managing contracts and workers for construction, manufacturing, and other companies. The startup says it’s working with $15 billion in annual contracts.

54
1 year ago

BillionGraves is an online resource where you can look up the names of people in all sorts of records, and either view the images of their tombstones or read their obituaries.

54
1 year ago

a startup that wants to tap into the “tens of billions of images available across all devices” to build a platform that helps people find and create high-quality photos.

54
1 year ago

An online marketplace for buying and selling of used medical equipment. The founders say that the market for medical equipment is $35 billion and growing.

54
2 years ago

"Tiny Bot" is a service that allows chatbots on any messaging service to speak to one another, with the goal of allowing businesses to create global chatbots. The company says it can scale up to chat with 1 billion users.

53
9 months ago

A platform for managing employees in the $250 billion food delivery industry. The startup is building the backend of an on-demand delivery app, and is working with the likes of Seamless, GrubHub, and DoorDash.

53
3 years ago

Idea: With over a billion people in China, the potential for a successful B2C company is there, but most of them are making money on the internet and not offline.

52
1 year ago

A startup that lets people manage the lunch menus in their office buildings. The company, which was founded in June, is eyeing a $5 billion market.

52
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses send invoices and get paid on time, while saving them money in the process. The startup says it’s a $5 billion market.

52
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a decentralized system for digital advertising, which they say is able to reach nearly a billion users without paying any fees.

51
1 year ago

A startup in the process of launching a $1 billion new venture fund called the FinTech Fund that will invest in the future of money, especially in the FinTech sector. They’re looking for “unicorns” (startups valued at over $1 billion) in the financial technology sector.

51
11 months ago

A company that helps organizations in the UK and Ireland manage their pension and insurance benefits for their employees. It’s working with 800 companies over $1 billion in annualized revenue.

51
1 year ago

A payment processing platform for the cannabis industry that brings in more than $3 billion per year. It’s able to process the massive volume of payments without slowing the checkout process.

50
1 year ago

A startup that helps people create, distribute, and sell music online. According to its founders, there’s a $30 billion music industry in the US, but it’s almost entirely untapped in the digital space.

50
9 months ago

A company that helps banks manage their lending, which they believe can save banks $7 billion while also trying to move away from the traditional bank gatekeeper role.

50
1 year ago

 “Payments for the next billion people” by providing an easier way for companies to send micro-payments to people.

49
1 year ago

A software platform that helps brands understand their audience, by making use of CRM, sentiment analysis, and other data and insights. They have over 50 customers with a combined annual recurring revenue of $10 billion.

49
11 months ago

Building a Slack-like platform for the European market where companies can create their own channels. In the US there’s already a Slack-like company called Slack that has over 9 million users, with a valuation of $2 billion.

48
11 months ago

This startup is working on an artificial intelligence platform that can analyze billions of documents for patterns and trends, helping legal firms and government agencies fight fraud and corruption.

48
9 months ago

This startup is going after the $4.5 billion market for managing air traffic with an app that keeps track of flights and lets users know when a flight is delayed.

48
1 year ago

A platform to help connect the world’s 1.5 billion people who use mobile to send money to each other, currently in the pilot phase.

47
1 year ago

A startup for brands to sell their unused ad space, which the startup says is worth $6 billion.

47
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”.

46
1 year ago

A hardware startup that takes a radically different approach to computer security. Rather than trying to block malware, the company says it can help protect against it by learning to predict what types of attacks are likely. It’s meant to work with mobile devices, and has a deal with Facebook to “secure” the social network’s billion users.

46
9 months ago

A "disposable" product that can be used once and then disposed of. By supplementing the current garbage system, this startup aims to save the waste disposal industry $3.3 billion per year.

46
1 year ago

A Bitcoin-based micro-loan startup, which aims to change the way the global $300 billion micro-lending market works by focusing on unbankable borrowers.

45
1 year ago

A platform that helps home-based businesses hire virtual assistants and manage the logistics of their work. The startup says the business of hiring virtual assistants is worth $25 billion.

44
1 year ago

This startup is building a mobile wallet for the unbanked. The company is focusing on the 1 billion people in the world who are unbanked and using cash for transactions.

44
1 year ago

In the last two years, the cost of building a nuclear plant in the US has increased seven times, while the cost of building a solar plant has dropped. Upstart Energy is building a solar plant in the desert of California to compete with utility companies that have built nuclear plants. The startup aims to use an asset-light model and build a plant for around $1.5 billion.

41
1 year ago

The startup, which launched in November 2015, is developing a search engine for the legal cannabis industry. It’s a market worth $10 billion, according to a study from ArcView.

41
11 months ago

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

41
9 months ago

A platform that helps companies engage their customers by automatically generating personalized ads to promote their products. The startup says there are currently over 3 billion pieces of content on the internet, but only about 1.4 billion of them are ads.

40
7 months ago

This startup is building a simple solution for people who want to send money to each other via text message. The company’s platform is built with the goal of making it easy to pay friends and family, and is targeting the $15 billion remittance market.

40
7 months ago

An Australian startup that is building a peer-to-peer marketplace for used cars. Their market size is expected to reach $4.4 billion in the next few years.

40
6 months ago

A sustainable and affordable home that can be assembled in a few days. The founders say the market for these structures is worth $100 billion.

39
3 months ago

 A startup by the founders of the Foursquare check-in app, which they say has a 2.5 billion monthly active user base. It allows users to make reservations for things like concerts, events, and private dinners.

39
1 year ago

An AI-based global credit score that predicts the likelihood of a person defaulting on their debt. So far, the startup says it has handled over $2 billion in credit transactions.

38
8 months ago

Co-working space startup that charges a membership fee for access to its space for startups, but also offers service on-premise for larger companies. The company is planning to go public soon, and is valued at $1 billion.

36
3 months ago

A company that helps companies access the billions of dollars of financial and personal data stored in the Amazon cloud.

36
2 months ago

The following companies have recently passed the $1M mark and are moving towards becoming billion-dollar startups.

36
8 months ago

A $1.3 billion dollar medical technology company. The startup is building a CRISPR-based tool that can identify molecules that are likely to be on the path to becoming cancer drugs.

35
6 months ago

Mtgox is an online cryptocurrency exchange that was founded in September 2016 and has since garnered a large following. It currently has a trading volume of over $2.5 billion in a year of operation.

35
6 months ago

An algorithmic framework for solving linear programming and other optimization problems. The startup says it currently handles around $20 billion worth of transactions.

35
1 year ago

A platform that allows users to interact with, schedule and book appointments with veterinarians, seeking to disrupt the $3 billion in annual appointment bookings

31
1 year ago

WeWork is the largest shared workspace company in the world, with over $6 billion in funding and over 2 million members. WeWork wants to offer its members a range of services like gyms, cafes, and other add-ons that can help their members live healthier and happier lives.

31
4 months ago

Founded by Maxime Lemire, a former CFO of a company that collected $100 billion in revenue, this startup is building a platform that helps companies manage their cash flows.

31
6 months ago

This tech company is building a credit bureau for the cannabis industry. The startup is licensing out data from its sister company, CreditSafer, that has over $1.5 billion in credit and has been used by over 300,000 customers.

30
2 months ago

A startup that helps professionals manage their risks, and that is backed by a $1.5 billion valuation.

28
2 months ago

A group messaging app that has been around for three years and has millions of users. It was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion in 2016.

28
6 months ago

Bitbond is a peer-to-peer lending platform for cryptocurrency loans. It currently has over $32 billion in loans outstanding.

27
1 month ago

A video tech startup that specializes in 4K HDR video delivery to get the best possible video quality. The startup is currently on the lookout for funding, with an eye on a $1.2 billion valuation.

27
2 months ago

The incubator has been home to a number of startups that have gone on to raise significant funding rounds or have attracted large customers. As of March 2019, Y Combinator had $1.7 billion in total funding across its two funds.

24
2 months ago

A digital payments startup that processes credit and debit card transactions. The company processes roughly $5 billion in transactions per year and has a transaction fee of 1.5%.

24
7 months 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.

22
4 months ago

The Philadelphia tech scene has received the most venture capital of any city in the US, with $1.6 billion in funding since 2011.

22
2 months ago

A digital payments platform that helps consumers and merchants manage payments. They claim to have more than 10 million active users and to be processing $2 billion in transactions a year.

22
5 months ago

A startup for people to get premium access to fitness and workout programs. The company’s founders say it’s a $2 billion industry.

21
1 month ago

A macro-investment fund with a goal of providing $1 billion in capital to the local economy in a specific city.

21
5 months ago

A competitor to the popular online tool Zola.com, which provides same-day delivery of groceries and household items. The company is looking to get a piece of a $20 billion market by building out same-day delivery on its own, without Zola’s existing network of grocery stores.

19
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that’s building a marketplace for trucking companies to buy and sell empty cargo space. They’re targeting a market that they say is $25 billion a year.

17
4 months ago

It’s on a mission to connect the world’s 2.5 billion “smart fridges” to the internet.

15
21 days ago

A company that uses computer vision to analyze images for indications of fraud. Its algorithms are trained on billions of images and have been used to detect nearly $100 billion in fraud since its launch in 2016.

15
2 months ago

A startup that provides a platform for merchants to build their own credit-card reader, which they say is a $1 billion market.

14
3 years ago

Idea: A startup helping to clean and disinfect homes for Chinese seniors. The company plans to tackle the $12 billion market for cleaning and disinfecting homes for seniors in China.

12
5 days ago

Changing the way that organizations buy and manage their IT. The company is targeting $2 billion in annual sales in the next five years.

7
1 day ago

A startup that aims to help publishers reach the 1.5 billion people who are not online. The startup has already partnered with 12 companies including Automattic and Medium.

4
20 hours ago

In April 2017, Facebook announced a $1 billion investment in virtual reality company Oculus, with the vision for the two platforms to work together. However, the companies have since been involved in a dispute over the acquisition of Oculus, and subsequently, the sale of their VR software to Microsoft. In 2018, Facebook lost a motion for a summary judgement of fair trade and in June 2018, a jury found Oculus had a binding contract with Facebook.

2
3 years ago

Idea: A toolkit for creating custom voice apps for companies and brands. The company says it’s already working with $20 billion worth of companies and it’s now trying to add more enterprise customers.

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A company that uses artificial intelligence to help businesses communicate with their customers. It is currently working with a large client that has over $2 billion in revenue, and plans to launch its first product in the next few months.

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that aims to replace the handwritten signature with a digital one. The startup makes a “signature” stamp that works with its app to digitally sign documents. The startup claims it’s a $30 billion market.

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