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3 years ago

A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

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10 months ago

The startup is building a P2P mobile payments platform for mobile commerce. The product is called Mobypay, and it’s designed to help shoppers buy physical goods off the street using a smartphone.

263
3 years ago

Wheelchair-mounted fans to cool you down while you’re sitting in a wheelchair. The startup is among the first contestants into a new category for Kickstarter called “Mobility” that the company says is meant to help bring people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to take part in crowdfunding to the platform.

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3 years ago

The startup is a spin-off of a company called Hint, which was founded in 2015 to help people make better decisions about personal finance. The data can be used to help consumers identify opportunities for savings and investments, and Hint says one in three Americans don’t have enough money saved.

225
2 years ago

Using a mobile app called “Digital Health Profile”, which is currently in beta, they want to help improve the health of the elderly by tracking their health, eating habits, and exercise.

221
2 years ago

This startup is working on a new type of door handle, called a “keg handle,” that turns any door handle into a beer tap.

205
10 months ago

 A $1 app that helps users to manage their credit card debt. Called “Debtors Anonymous” the app tracks users’ credit cards and keeps track of their progress managing their debts.

203
2 years ago

The company is looking to help service providers know which jobs are the most important to perform, and which jobs can be outsourced, to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Its software, called

201
2 years ago

A company that helps companies build their own data science teams with a software platform called SimpleDataScience.

190
10 months ago

A startup called “TripTix” that lets you sell your unused airline tickets to other travelers.

188
2 years ago

A startup where people can create and share their own videos to be used as a free marketing tool. The startup is working on a video series called Inside the Box, which follows a different startup every month as they grow.

186
3 years ago

A platform that helps businesses and job seekers find and connect with remote teams. Currently, they're working with a company in Brooklyn called Crave that hires people remotely through a third-party site.

183
3 years ago

A startup that makes a product called “The Wig”, a wearable device that can tell you if you have a fever or not by reading your face

180
3 years ago

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

177
2 years ago

There are over 2,000 cryptocurrencies. A finance startup called CreditChain aims to build a cryptocurrency that is more accessible to the average consumer. The company is seeking to build out a “credit blockchain” that allows banks to create and distribute digital and physical products, like insurance policies, to consumers in minutes.

170
2 years ago

A group of entrepreneurs and executives from large companies like Google, Amazon, and Walmart are working on a new startup called Kip, a platform for tech-enabled collaboration. The company’s goal is to help large companies share resources more effectively, and will launch in the fall of 2020 in the U.S.

170
3 years ago

Another startup accelerator program, Techstars was originally called TechStars but shortened its name in the summer of 2010.

167
3 years ago

A company that creates AI-driven widgets for SMS. The startup’s CTO called out the company’s AI as a “turnkey solution” for businesses to send messages from a single point.

165
3 years ago

A startup that lets you create videos and images with text in the background in real-time to create what’s called a "Voxel" — an image with a 3D representation of a text sentence.

162
2 years ago

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

162
2 years ago

There’s a lot of demand for this kind of help, but it’s hard to find that help. A company called Pay-Per-Request is looking to bring the help of a professional notary to the masses at a low cost. The idea is that people sign up for the service and then request notaries for various tasks, get them for a low cost, and then pay for the ones that they like.

161
3 years ago

A startup from a company called Popcorn Time, which allows users to stream free movies and TV shows. It's now a part of Netflix.

159
3 years ago

The startup is looking to disrupt the $2.8 trillion consumer credit industry, which it says is ripe for disruption by building a better credit scoring system for micro and small businesses using data from a company called Credit Karma.

158
3 years ago

A platform for sharing and tracking all of your fitness activities. The company developed a stand-alone iOS app called MyFitnessPal in 2011, which has over 150 million users worldwide. In 2017, they launched the fitness tracking and calorie logging platform Fitbit.

155
2 years ago

A data and management platform for people to manage and grow their online business. The startup is building a data/management platform, called a “Customer Engagement Platform”. It hopes to supplement the analytics and customer management that businesses typically use with a more predictive and nuanced type of data.

155
3 years ago

This startup is building a way to create virtual reality experiences for brands, using a technology called “phantom display”.

154
3 years ago

Slack is a chat system for teams that uses a chatbot-like interface. The startup’s bot is called “Dalai,” whose goal is to make the process of building a Slack team a smooth experience.

154
3 years ago

A kitchen system called the “KitchenPod” that’s meant to let you cook, then take the result home for later. The kitchen has a base unit, and a separate pod that connects to a smartphone. The fridge is connected to the base unit via Bluetooth, so it can track things like what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. When the pod is connected to the base unit, it can track the fridge’s temperature, as well as how much food it’s holding.

153
3 years ago

A startup that aims to bring on-demand services like Uber to the B2B travel sector with a new service called Travia that will allow travel managers to hire drivers for their clients on-demand.

153
3 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.

148
1 year ago

A decentralized exchange that uses a virtual currency called "flux"

148
3 years ago

In the UK, an increasingly important part of the economy isn’t bricks and mortar stores but phone apps. And one startup wants to replace the app store with a custom-built version. The idea is that you buy an app once and then get the updates for free. The company is giving away its first product for free, called The App Store, in order to gain feedback.

147
3 years ago

"Gizmodo" called the Startup Battlefield and Fast Company’s 2016 “Top 10 Coolest Companies”.

147
3 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses with insurance. They’re working on their first product in the US, called “Bundle”.

147
3 years ago

The startup, called Picaboo, speaks to you via your webcam to make it easier to get the perfect selfie by applying a filter to your face.

146
1 year ago

A customer service app called "Helpful" that allows customers to get help 24/7. The startup was founded by a former product manager at Google and Square.

146
3 years ago

A group of publications that allow users to create personalized editions. Previously called “my publisher”, the startup is currently focused on personalizing a magazine subscription.

144
3 years ago

Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

143
3 years ago

A collaboration platform for photographers and artists, built for the Chinese market. They have a service called “A.P.I.S.” where artists and photographers can upload art and photographers can upload photos to sell.

143
3 years ago

 A startup called eCredentials is building a connected ring that stores and connects to your medical records, and lets you keep track of changes and see a history of everything you’ve ever had done.

143
1 year ago

The former CEO of a company called “Nexus”, which was acquired in 2016, wanted to build an app that would allow you to book a taxi through your phone in the same way you book a flight.

142
3 years ago

A startup that offers a platform for real-time problem solving called “Teamwork”

141
3 years ago

A platform for making lists and reminders. The startup is led by the former CEO of a company called Reminders, which was acquired by Google in 2010.

141
2 years ago

A design agency that helps small business owners build their brands with branding and social media. The company also offers a new kind of consultancy, called Brand Branding, that helps clients build their presence on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

141
3 years ago

This company is building an app called “MyBeds” for homeowners to create a “bespoke bedroom” for their home. The app lets you create a “dream room” from a set of customizable, curated items.

137
3 years ago

These guys have a chatbot called “Alexa” that helps you track down a product you may have ordered. The company has integrated with major e-commerce companies to provide the service to their customers.

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
3 years ago

This company, which is now a subsidiary of software giant IBM, is trying to make enterprise software simpler for smaller organizations. They have a new product called “Navigator”, which is designed to help organizations of all sizes (from a startup with 3 people to a Fortune 100 company) navigate the complex technology stack they have today.

135
3 years ago

This startup is building a tool that helps small businesses create and manage their own marketing campaigns. It’s called “marketing automation” and helps businesses automate the creation of emails, landing pages, and other marketing materials.

135
3 years ago

A text-to-speech service for the blind that uses the Amazon Echo to convert written words to audio. WordBlind uses a technology called "on-the-fly" speech synthesis to convert text to audio that sounds like the original.

135
3 years ago

The company is centered around a new product called the “Activity Tracker”, which is actually a wristband with sensors that measure the wearer’s activity throughout the day. The wristband communicates with a phone that then records the data on the app. The data can then be synced with a HealthKit-enabled app for tracking progress.

134
3 years ago

A wearable company that makes a product called a ‘halo’ that is a jacket and a hat for your dog and monitor its health

131
1 year ago

The New England Aquarium has just added a new exhibit called the “Eco-Dome”, which is a way to turn the existing aquarium into a living representation of the ocean. The exhibit will be a hands-on experience that allows visitors to see the conditions of plastic, microbeads, and other ocean waste in the wild.

131
3 years ago

Zach wants to help people who don't want to use a traditional bank — they don't want to install an app, or they want to use a specific app for different financial needs. Zach is a mobile application that lets you do this, with a free service called Zach Wallet.

129
3 years ago

Businesses in the mobile payments space have often struggled with security. Called SIV, it uses AI to make payments on a consumer’s behalf with a single tap.

128
3 years ago

A startup that is working on an injectable drug that will help heal damaged nerve fibers. They’re working on a treatment for a degenerative disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, which is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves.

127
3 years ago

A company that helps its customers to “reduce the friction” between their customers and their employees by using a distributed ledger called Hyperledger.

126
3 years ago

A startup called “MyBoat” that helps you find guides, captains, and crews for your next adventure

125
3 years ago

This startup is building an “app store for white-label content marketing” for companies. It’s called “branded content” and has a lot of the same features as Pinterest’s official app store.

124
3 years ago

The A16Z crypto hedge fund has a startup incubator called Alight Labs, which is building a machine learning platform to detect fraud in the industry.

122
3 years ago

A company that helps employees get paid even if their company is out of money. A startup called Yieldbot essentially acts as a middle man between companies and their employees.

122
1 year ago

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

122
1 year ago

An Android app that helps people with Parkinson disease manage their tremors. The app uses a method called muscle stimulation to help the user control the tremor.

122
3 years ago

A startup for people to sell stuff, and a way to help the buyers and sellers find each other. A similar marketplace exists today called eCohort, which launched in March of 2019.

121
3 years ago

Rather than outsourcing maintenance of on-premises equipment, a startup called LifeSpan develops and sells cloud-based tools that help companies manage their equipment. It’s based in Austin, Texas.

121
3 years ago

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

120
3 years ago

This is a tool that helps small business with their tax returns. The startup is called TurboTax because it claims to be a more comprehensive and efficient way to get your taxes done.

117
3 years ago

A startup called Shift is building an algorithmic platform to help restaurants figure out which dishes to prepare to meet the demands of busy days.

116
3 years ago

A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

114
3 years ago

A venture backed brand that makes nut-milk-based drinks and skincare products. The company has three products in the market already, and recently introduced a new product that uses a nutty brown rice protein called “brown rice protein powder.”

113
3 years ago

A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

113
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find the closest taxi service on demand. A company called Taxi Magic will match you up with a cab in under 5 minutes, and if there's not one nearby, you can request a car to come pick you up.

113
3 years ago

A semiconductor startup called 3ic is building a new type of chip that combines digital and analog components that work together to solve problems in alternate dimensions. For instance, 3ic’s analog-digital chip can channel data through certain dimensions to solve problems in medical imaging, like detecting tumours.

112
3 years ago

A new startup that creates “micro-apps” for Web sites and apps, which are small pieces of software that can be embedded into a site or app to do powerful things like pull data from an external API and present it in a way that’s easy to use. For instance, one startup called Jingo lets small-business owners track employee schedules by giving them a “checklist” embedded in their website.

111
3 years ago

A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

109
2 years ago

A startup that teaches you how to code HTML in your sleep with its platform called “Nootropics”

109
3 years ago

A startup that helps people find jobs online, with the help of a system called "In The Loop"

107
3 years ago

A product for displaying and uploading digital artwork called “the Art App”.

106
3 years ago

An online marketplace for buying and selling used items and goods. The company is using a technology called RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to allow consumers to scan an item and find out what they’re worth on the platform, which they say is a cheaper way to buy used goods, and helps sellers by cutting out the middleman.

104
2 years ago

A platform for building interactive, multiplayer games that can be played without the need for a screen. Prototyped with a game called “Truck Stop.”

104
1 year ago

A blockchain-based payments platform built on a protocol called Tango, designed to enable micropayments.

104
1 year ago

We’re used to filling out credit card forms and writing out checks for purchases. Bankroll is a mobile app that does the same for business expenses. Bankroll acts as a virtual assistant pre-populating forms for the customer, and allows the customer to make purchases from another app called the Bankroll app.

104
3 years ago

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

103
2 years ago

A company that helps recruiters, called “instaCandidate,” compete with LinkedIn by posting candidates in a more fun and unique way. InstaCandidate has a branch in India, and is looking to expand to the United States.

103
3 years ago

A web-based, cloud-based app that helps organized people, called “Mavens”, manage their life, including shopping, to-do lists, etc.

102
3 years ago

A software company that tracks and analyzes water usage in the United States. The startup is led by a guy who also founded a company called Aquatech that tracked water usage in the US in the 1990s.

101
3 years ago

A new service called WeWork Connect, for real estate developers and investors.

101
3 years ago

The startup is looking to build a platform that will allow organizations to “build, launch and track a new app within minutes”. The startup built a demo app, called “the app builder”, that allows users to build and launch an app within minutes. The startup has raised $2.7M in seed funding as of September 2019.

99
3 years ago

Celery is a social networking tool for startups and entrepreneurs, created in 2014. It was originally called “Hootsuite for startups” but changed its name in 2016. Celery allows users to plan, track and share information with their community, or network. It also includes a suite of tools for scheduling events and offers a marketplace for connected service providers.

94
3 years ago

A company called SmartPay that claims to be building a service that allows merchants to accept digital currency payments without having to install a terminal.

91
1 year ago

This is a startup that’s building a new kind of app store called the App Market. It’s looking to go beyond the app store model and allow apps to be built on the platform, allowing people to customize their experience on the app store.

90
2 years ago

A company that sells a system for autonomous vehicles to detect traffic and road hazards. The company is also building a self-driving car platform called Drive.AI

89
2 years ago

A startup that lets you add multiple PayPal transactions into one. Called “one-click-pay”

89
9 months ago

A startup that aims to use a technology called "Dissociative Inhibition" to turn AI into a tool to help cure psychological disorders. The technology is currently in a clinical trial.

89
2 years ago

A company in India that’s working on a new way to bridge the rural-urban divide by using a product called “the farming app”. The app helps farmers manage their crops, including automatic seeding, crop rotation, watering, and planting.

88
2 years ago

The company’s founders say they’ve developed a product called The Future of Productivity, which is a way for people to map their processes to a set of rules, and to share their achievements with a community of peers.

86
2 years ago

A startup called Inbox, which helps you manage your inbox.

85
2 years ago

A startup called Ava is the first to offer a solution to the “last mile problem” in ride-sharing. It’s a payment system that allows riders to send money to driver partners via Venmo.

84
2 years ago

A platform that allows people to test out and share their own designs, called Viva Labs. The startup calls it “Uber for manufacturing” and is already helping people test their ideas out at the Maker Fair in New York City.

84
1 year ago

A platform for researching new drugs, based on a mechanism called “Optogenetics” that allows scientists to turn cells on and off with light.

83
2 years ago

A new company called Aranner is building a technology platform that helps digital marketers provide better customer-experience-based marketing solutions to clients.

82
2 years ago

A live performance app that lets people stream their performances. A new app called LiveStream lets users stream live video online for free. LiveStream is free to use with up to five people in the same room, available in 24 languages, and it has 10,000 users.

82
3 years ago

Idea: This startup is helping to launch a product called “Tinder for travel” where users can pick and choose flights, hotels, transport, etc. and then a concierge arranges the trip for them.

81
2 years ago

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

81
1 year ago

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

81
1 year ago

A platform for women called “the hub” that allows women to share their stories and connect with others with similar experiences.

81
2 years ago

A tool for managing content marketing called "MightyBuzz."

80
2 years ago

A startup that allows companies to deliver a customer service experience that is both efficient and personable. The startup is a spinoff of a company called Customer.io, where the founders had to implement a customer service software for a customer support company.

80
1 year ago

A platform called Apia, which helps international companies navigate the process of moving their data into the cloud. They’re now working with 15 companies in five different countries.

80
2 years ago

In a blog post, the company announced a new product called “Individual Plans”, which allow you to customize your coverage and how much risk you’re willing to take.

79
2 years ago

A startup that’s building real estate tools for tour operators and hotels. The company is a spin-off of a similar service called AirBnB, and says the average hotel makes $500 a year on each room they manage.

79
1 year ago

A startup called “SendGrid for recruiters” that helps recruiters send out personalized, relevant e-mails to job seekers.

79
1 year ago

(We’ve changed the name of this company. It was previously called PRism.)

79
2 years ago

A tool for managing your online marketing that’s based on an approach called CAPTCHA.

78
2 years ago

A software company with a product called Ask, which is a platform that helps you connect with others who are in the same position you are.

78
1 year ago

A startup called Grapher has developed a visual map tool that allows travel companies to visualize their operation in real time, making it easier to figure out how to allocate labor and resources.

78
1 year ago

A data visualizations and analytics tool that helps companies better understand the e-commerce space. The startup’s product, OneSource, is built on a software called TripWatcher, which allows companies to track their consumers’ online shopping habits and understand how they navigate the online space. It’s being used by over 80,000 businesses across 2,000 categories.

78
2 years ago

A company that makes a product called a “pill stop” which is a pill dispenser for people with bad backs, designed to make it easier to take pills by placing them in a container instead of a cup.

76
2 years ago

On 2 June 2015, an app called "YouNow" was released by a team of developers from the University of Southern California. The app allows users to broadcast live videos to their friends, and allows viewers to tip the broadcasters. The video is only viewable for 24 hours, but viewers can re-watch them at any time.

75
2 years ago

In October 2015, an app called "SparkPeople" was released by a team of developers from the University of Cincinnati. The app allows users to track their daily health and fitness goals, as well as providing personal and social health tips.

75
2 years ago

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

75
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help marketers create lead nurturing campaigns that are more personalized and personalized to the target market. It currently has a product called see-now-buy-now, which shows users a personalized ad based on things like their interests and location.

75
1 year ago

A data analytics tool for banks. The startup, called River, wants to help financial institutions by offering a way to identify a customer’s behavior based on their credit and debit card purchases. It also provides a visual dashboard that lets a business see how well their customers are performing.

75
1 year ago

A startup developing a new robotic material called “micro-cystalline diamond” that it says is 30 times stronger than steel and 10 times stronger than the current strongest ceramics. It’s super-strong and low-density, so it could be used for everything from an aircraft wing to an electric car battery.

74
3 years ago

Idea: This startup is building machine learning software that helps people create smoother panning and zooming in videos. The startup previously sold a product called Flycam that helps camera operators smoothly move from one part of the scene to another.

73
2 years ago

A company that makes a product called “Flex”, a flexible structural material that can be used to build buildings instead of using steel beams.

73
2 years ago

A new way to watch movies online. Using a tool called Puma, viewers can quickly find a movie and watch it with the option to purchase it for a fixed price.

73
2 years ago

The startup makes a product called "The Chef's Helper," which it says is a "lean efficiency platform" for kitchen operations.

73
2 years ago

This system for creating “enterprise documentation” is meant to help companies take notes and stay organized by creating a single repository for all their information. The startup is also building a “mock” product called “Docs.io” that allows anyone to create and organize documentation all in one place.

72
2 years ago

A startup that lets users pay for their own ads on websites and social media. The startup is also announcing its first acquisition, a company called ad optimization engine Storefront that has developed a technology to show ads to people based on their demographic profile.

71
2 years ago

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

71
1 year ago

A startup that will allow people to attach themselves to a message and send it to specific contacts or friends. Called “rallying”, the app is meant to speed up responses and bring people together.

71
1 year ago

A marketing startup that helps brands reach their customers on their terms. The company provides messaging and other marketing tools, as well as a platform called Rx2 that helps brands leverage data, chat bots and more to communicate with their customers.

71
2 years ago

The software allows users to create a digital portfolio from their website, which is then used by employers to screen candidates. The startup also has a product called Jobvite that allows candidates to create a resume from their site and the company then converts it into a PDF.

70
2 years ago

A new way to manage personal relationships and social interactions with a platform called "The Space"

70
1 year ago

A new way of doing data visualization, called “dynamic image synthesis.” This is a bit like drawing with an eye dropper.

70
1 year ago

A company that’s building applications for the cannabis industry. Their first app is called “TopShelf”, a tool that lets users find and book cannabis-related events, purchase cannabis products, and share their cannabis experiences with friends.

70
3 years ago

A team of former HubSpot and Google employees have created a new startup called Binder that makes it easy for sales and marketing teams to collaborate with one another.

69
2 years ago

The startup wants to help you take better pictures and videos and save them in a single place. It’s called SoundSnap and it’s basically a mobile app that turns any camera into a video recorder.

69
2 years ago

This startup wants to give companies a way to integrate data from all their disparate systems, even if they’re not built on the same platform. Their service, called GoodData, is meant to make it easier for companies to manage data across different systems.

69
2 years ago

A startup called “Bravo” that lets people pay for their parking tickets with cryptocurrency.

69
1 year ago

A startup that makes an app called the “World Cup of football” that lets users swap trading cards with other users.

69
2 years ago

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

68
2 years ago

A product that helps engineers build software, including a feature called “Life Cycle” which helps predict when software should be rewritten.

68
2 years ago

Rethink Robotics is building a competitor to the industrial robot arms that dominate factory floors, building a robot that is more efficient and flexible. Its robot, called Sawyer, is also more human-centered, with arms that can be repositioned, and arms that can pick up and move things.

68
2 years ago

A new take on the smartphone app, this startup is eliminating the smartphone app and replacing it with a digital card. The company wants to build a card that looks like a plastic card but is actually a virtual payment card. Customers would buy the card and then use that to pay for things. They’re called “seamless payments.”

68
2 years ago

A group of entrepreneurs in San Francisco who are building a tool for managing the logistics of selling a house. The app, called Apprise, is meant to help sellers manage their home and prepare it to list on the market.

67
2 years ago

A software company building a tool called “Kronos” that helps companies track and manage their workforce, customers, and suppliers. They’ve built a prototype of their tool and are now looking for $100,000 in seed funding.

67
2 years ago

A company building an open-source platform for mobile games with a technology called “user-generated content”. The company is building an online platform for mobile games that allows users to create new content and then use it in other games.

67
1 year ago

A company that provides credit data to banks and financial institutions. The company is part of an institutional group called “Funding Circle”

67
2 years ago

This startup has apparently built a real-time, social network for your dog, or at least a way for you to communicate with your dog. The service is called Peek, and it’s a new way to get a pet’s attention and celebrate with them.

66
1 year ago

 A tool to help people run their business in a more efficient way — for example, the idea is to help people automate the scheduling of their employees. The firm is behind a tool called Taskify that can help companies run their businesses more efficiently.

66
2 years ago

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

65
2 years ago

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

65
2 years ago

A team of developers is building an app called “Todoist” that is meant to be the ultimate productivity app.

65
2 years ago

This is a platform for building out personalized customer service — for instance, a startup called Chum’s can take the clickstream data from the customer’s website and use it to predict what questions the customer might ask and how long the customer will spend on their website.

65
1 year ago

A startup that delivers a suite of services for small businesses. The business is built on a service called Hubsmash that automatically connects remote workers with employers via Slack.

65
2 years ago

A tool for teaching machine learning, that uses a visual programming language called Keras to help train AI models.

64
2 years ago

A software company that offers a platform for people to share their stories of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship failures (called "Failcast.")

64
1 year ago

A blockchain-powered video platform for publishers, allowing them to monetize their content. The startup’s platform is built on the Ethereum blockchain, with a native token called the Vibe Coin.

64
1 year ago

A company that helps businesses with their search advertising. The company is built on a search engine called SmartyStreets, which is built on a sheet of paper and helps users find businesses that match their needs.

64
1 year ago

A startup that makes a smart home product called the “Tilt,” a hub that can connect to other smart home devices, such as the Nest thermostat, to make them work together to save energy and set schedules.

64
1 year ago

A company that creates a platform for managing and facilitating user-generated content, called “Community”.

64
1 year ago

A startup called Protoplasma is building a new kind of ad blocker: one that blocks ads in real time, without having to change your browser. It’s built around the idea of “content blocking”, or reducing the amount of time spent staring at ads while using a browser.

63
2 years ago

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

62
2 years ago

A platform for removing tobacco from the market using a new technique called “vapor extraction”, which pulls the nicotine out of tobacco with water. The startup manufactures the product in a factory in Israel.

62
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses and companies of all sizes create “lean-forward” websites and apps. The company has a number of products aimed at helping this process, including an earlier app that lets you create templates and prototype a mobile app. This week they launched a new product called Twig, which is a platform that lets you create a prototype of your product in a matter of minutes.

61
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people lose weight, based on a diet program called the “Bulletproof Diet”.

60
1 year ago

A tool for tracking your fitness, with a fitness tracker that measures things like your heart rate and distance. The startup is working on a product called the

60
1 year ago

The Philadelphia Business Journal also has a weekly feature called "Philadelphia Startup Spotlight", which highlights Philly startups. It highlights the company's most recent news and trends, and interviews the CEO.

60
1 year ago

A company that helps companies process credit card transactions using an API. It uses a machine learning technology called Credly to integrate the data into their system.

60
1 year ago

A startup aiming to make it easy to identify and reach people who are so-called “unbanked”, who don’t have bank accounts. The startup says that they have over 6 million unbanked people in the US alone.

60
1 year ago

A startup that enables customers to buy, sell, and share their unused apps through a new app called AppShare. AppShare will help developers and app owners get more money out of their apps, and would be a one-stop shop for app users to find, download, and sell used apps.

58
3 years ago

A startup that’s built an open-source, artificial intelligence-powered bot that helps you schedule meetings on Slack. The bot is called Lino and was built by a team of ex-Google and ex-Yahoo engineers.

57
2 years ago

A tool for creating and deploying automation scripts, called workflows. It’s currently in beta.

57
2 years ago

A platform that aims to bring “authentic, personalized experiences to the masses.” The company’s first product, a chatbot called Rosa, is meant to help take on the Facebook Messenger bot monopoly and is already used by a number of companies.

56
2 years ago

A startup from China that builds video games around a concept called “social finance” where the players make bets with their friends and the company that the outcome of the game will influence. For example, the company could build a game where the company that wins the bet could lobby for laws favorable to them.

56
1 year ago

The team behind mobile health startup, MintMD, is launching a new company called Nanograph to develop the first full-spectrum digital X-ray system. The startup says the system will be able to use a digital camera to capture and display an image in real time, with the ability to zoom in on a specific part of the body, and will be able to show the same image to a physician, who can review it with a phone.

56
1 year ago

Plair is a platform that allows users to earn rewards and pay for goods and services through an app or through a credit card. Users can earn points called Plair Points, which can be redeemed for goods and services.

56
1 year ago

A company that aims to help companies get more out of their existing data without having to hire expensive data scientists. It’s called DataFact because it’s not just about data, it’s also about factoring in other factors like quality, quantity and timeliness.

56
1 year ago

A platform that helps health insurance companies and employers manage benefits. The platform, called Medi-Advantage, helps companies set up and manage health plans.

56
2 years 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.

55
1 year ago

 A tool for helping commuters get to their train station on time, called "Trip Planner."

55
1 year ago

Rural Electric is a Tennessee-based startup producing a clean energy product called a "solar dryer," a small device that uses a solar thermal panel to heat air and dry laundry.

54
1 year ago

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

54
1 year ago

A startup called “The Mapper” provides a platform for navigating different APIs in a single UI.

54
2 years ago

A game for mobile device users that uses a game mechanic called “Twilight Syndrome.” The game’s goal is to help users overcome their fears.

53
2 years ago

A startup called Vostu is building a tool that helps users translate and interpret data into more accessible formats. The current service runs on Slack, but is also available as a standalone product. Vostu also offers a translator for users to translate into other languages, and plans to launch an AI-powered translation service in the future.

53
1 year ago

The president of a company called Trip Monitor, who spoke about the startup in a recent episode of The Startup Podcast, says that Trip Monitor, which is built on the idea that hotels should give consumers a “tiered” experience when it comes to online reviews, has built up a database of over 10 million hotel reviews.

53
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies use their digital marketing to create new sales via content marketing. One of their clients, a startup called “Floorplans”, uses Content Marketing as part of their sales funnel.

53
1 year ago

The startup is building an app to help people manage their money and save for retirement with an investment platform called My Retirement Plan.

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 platform for people to earn rent and get connected to services using investments in an app called Invoice.

53
1 year ago

 A CPG startup making a product called "Coffee.io" that uses the same smartphone-based sensor technology as Fitbit, but with coffee instead of steps.

52
1 year ago

Cempra is developing a new type of cancer immunotherapy called CAR T cell therapies.

52
1 year 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.

52
1 year ago

An API for building interactive visualizations of data, called "Interactive Visualization API for Data Science", which is built for data scientists to build interactive visualizations for their data.

52
1 year ago

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

51
1 year ago

A personal finance management tool for children. The company’s product, called “I Can Be Millionaire” is available in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

51
1 year ago

The Slack-style messaging app for games, called Gamejam. The startup wants to make it easier for game developers to collaborate on projects, as well as get feedback, feedback, and more feedback.

50
11 months ago

A startup that is building a product called “your dog” that allows a person to “talk” to their dog using their smartphone. The idea is that it will help people with speech impairments communicate with their pets.

50
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
3 years ago

Idea: A startup for local home services (eg plumbing, electrical, landscaping) The company is also building out a mobile platform called On-the-Job that it says will allow customers to book services directly from their phone and schedule appointments

48
1 year ago

A startup called Finser is building a type of bank account that lets you make payments between accounts of different banks.

48
1 year ago

A team that’s built a technology platform for live streaming events, built on top of a large database of what’s called a “Super Fan Database”. The Super Fan Database is a database of people who are the most loyal to a brand or organization. The application allows for organizers to use the database to reach out to users and incentivize them to attend an event.

47
1 year ago

A company that builds software for process automation, with their product called Clear. Clear is a full-fledged IT automation platform that’s easy to install and use.

46
1 year ago

A startup that brings a “GIF-ified” version of the popular virtual reality game, Pokémon Go, to the real world. In the game players collect virtual creatures called “Pokemons” by moving around in the real world. The startup is building a mobile app that uses your phone’s GPS and camera to track your movements and turn them into Pokemons.

46
1 year ago

A B2B company called Fuse360 helps small businesses, including restaurants, and property managers buy and manage their insurance policies through a single platform. Fuse360 aims to make the insurance purchase process simpler and cheaper than it is today.

45
11 months ago

A company that makes a product called “Aquaman” that cleans water with the help of the sun, but also uses intelligent algorithms to determine the best times of day to clean the water, what household items can be used to filter the water, and what types of water-cleaning products would be best to buy. Aquaman’s website says they’ve sold $2.75 million in their first four years of operations, and that they’ve serviced 200,000 customers worldwide.

45
3 years ago

Idea: A small team of workers in the UK is building a new browser called Rethink… which is meant to be the only browser you need. The startup is building out a single browser with an artificial intelligence-powered search function as the core of the browser.

44
9 months ago

izo is building a digital wallet for the underbanked. The company also provides a “mobile payment kit” that helps merchants accept payments via a mobile device. It’s also the parent company of another startup called AppDynamics, which lets customers see how their apps are performing.

44
8 months ago

A product called “Fracture” that lets users quickly create 360 video from a series of photos. The startup is using 500k photos and videos from Google Plus.

44
1 year ago

A tool that helps companies save money by reducing the number of times they have to order supplies. The startup’s service is called ProSupply and it helps companies order more efficiently by identifying the supplies that they need and automating the ordering process.

41
1 year ago

A travel booking app called Yolt uses a dynamic pricing algorithm to continuously adjust pricing based on demand, which they say leads to less price volatility and a larger number of paid hotel rooms.

41
1 year ago

A company that helps companies with their “time to value”, or the amount of time it takes to complete a task. The company’s first product, called Time to Value, helps companies get accurate estimates of how long it will take to complete a task. It’s currently being used by a company in the US and in the UK.

41
1 year ago

This startup is helping smaller companies and individuals better understand the impact of their advertising spending. The startup has a product called "Advertising Metrics", which helps advertisers understand the impact of their ad spend.

40
1 year ago

A startup building a new kind of collaborative software, called a “collaborative operating system”, that can be run on desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smart phones. The startup’s first product will be a $20 software download that can be used to build and deploy collaborative apps.

40
11 months ago

A “social network for financial advisors” that ties into brokerage accounts to give financial advisors a tool to connect with clients and prospects. The startup is also working on a social network for financial advisors called "The Advisor Network".

40
8 months ago

The startup helps companies manage their hardware inventory, and in August launched a new version of their product, now called “MegaStore”, that can manage up to 4,000 individual items.

39
1 year ago

A platform that helps small businesses connect with people who are looking to earn money. The startup wants to build a community where people can connect directly with people who are looking to make money via a service called “Earn”.

38
1 year ago

A “mobile app that gamifies investing”. There’s no specific product yet, but the startup is planning to launch a new app called “Stockfolio”, with a new feature that will let users compete against each other to see who can make the best purchase recommendation.

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
1 year ago

A personal assistant meant for the visually impaired. The startup is currently building a prototype of its app and is also working on a piece of hardware called the Eyeblink.

36
11 months ago

A startup for buying and selling used phones online. One of its business models is a “gifted” model that gives “reputable” users the ability to gift other users with phones. Called "Gifted,” it's a free app for iOS that lets you buy and gift phones to your friends, family, or strangers.

35
1 year ago

This startup is working on a tool that helps you prevent emails from getting lost, or even deleted. The startup has built a program called SuperMail that uses AI to prevent email inbox clutter from getting out of hand.

33
7 months ago

A new type of on-demand production for TV, movies, and video that allows creators to tap into a global pool of talent. It is based on its own website, called UpUp.

32
3 years ago

Idea: A startup to help people stop smoking cigarettes by using a device called PACT, which is a patch that helps people stop smoking by delivering a drug through the skin.

31
9 months ago

A company that builds a platform for remote employees called The Remote Office. The startup is trying to make telecommuting more mainstream. The company wants to eliminate the need for physical offices.

31
1 year ago

A startup that uses a technology called “deep learning” to help machines make sense of the “unstructured data” that’s fed into their systems.

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
1 year ago

A startup called Bizbit that offers a next-generation communications tool for people who don’t have phones. It allows users to text photos, videos, and audio directly to each other, all via a simple web interface.

30
11 months ago

A startup that makes a device that connects to the Apple Watch Series 3 and gives users the ability to answer calls and text messages from their wrists. The gadget, which is called the Apple Watch H2O was first unveiled in June 2015.

30
7 months ago

A tool for optimizing the design of websites, based on a technique called Page-Per-View, a technique that’s long been used in the TV industry.

30
9 months ago

A startup called SmallFoot is working on a mobile app that helps people find the best route for walking, cycling, or running to their destination. They’ve built a company based around improving the health of the planet and reducing carbon emissions.

29
9 months ago

The company is developing a new method for evaluating software developers, called “digital profiling”, that uses an algorithm that takes real-time data from a developer’s social media feed to measure their software development skills.

29
1 year ago

An earlier version of the startup, called Viglink, helped websites with affiliate links generate revenue. It was acquired by the company Pagefair in September. Viglink is now a separate company, and Pagefair has changed how it charges for the affiliate marketplace. It’s also trying to make it easier for advertisers to buy links directly from publishers.

28
1 year ago

A B2B tool built by company called Push Button for Business. It allows customers to access, manage, and pay for property insurance through their mobile device.

28
1 year ago

A startup that’s focused on making online education more interactive. Its service, called ReadyBuddy, allows students to receive personalized feedback from their instructors for every lesson. It works by having a group of students take a quiz up front, and then having their instructor review it.

28
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bridge the gap between dating apps and the real world. It’s building an app called “I Want You” that lets users select a type of date and then find their perfect match based on users’ preferences.

28
11 months ago

A company that’s helping consumers better manage their utilities in the home and in their cars. The startup’s main product, called “Smart Energy”, is a tool that allows users to plan out their utility usage, then get alerts when they’re running low and automatically make adjustments.

27
11 months ago

The app helps employees to create and manage their workflows for tasks that need to be done. It’s currently available as a Chrome extension and is based on a similar tool called Todoist.

27
11 months ago

A job-search company that allows people to access their resume online from anywhere, with a feature similar to LinkedIn called "Credentials" that lets you highlight skills you’re particularly proud of.

27
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
1 year ago

A software startup that makes it easier to launch products on Kickstarter. The company has built a product called Kickstart that helps companies launch their own crowdfunding

25
11 months ago

The cofounder of a company called Too Good To Go is opening a new business that delivers groceries and other essentials in reusable boxes.

25
5 months ago

A startup called Jikuu is building human-powered robots that can move through the environment and sense objects, people, and other robots.

25
11 months ago

A startup for selling houses that’s based on a platform for renting the houses, called Rentalia. The founders say it’s like Airbnb, but for houses.

24
3 years ago

Idea: This is a startup that is building small robots. The startup’s first product is a robot called

23
9 months ago

A startup that helps people sell their possessions through a marketplace called Kijiji-like “Missed Connection”, a market where people post items for sale when they’re not looking to buy themselves.

23
9 months ago

A startup that makes an app called “Cloak” that allows you to use your phone as a personal assistant.

22
11 months ago

This product is designed to help people massage their muscles with light to help reduce pain and increase blood flow. It is the first product of its kind that uses a new kind of light therapy called near-infrared laser therapy. Cofounders Ryan and David Berger, both of whom have had shoulder problems, were the original inspirations for the product.

21
7 months ago

A startup that wants to bring large-scale machine learning to the masses. It’s hoping to create an easy way for businesses to use the technology, and is powered by a machine learning framework called Caffe.

21
6 months ago

Wealth is the founder of the app Wealthify, which was recently acquired by Citigroup. They’ve also recently launched a new financial platform called , which helps people manage their wealth.

21
8 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for consumers to buy and sell used tires. Called Restyle, this is a model that’s similar to eBay. The startup is using the champion of online shopping, Amazon, to help it get off the ground.

19
6 months ago

Launched in May 2010, Y Combinator has been the primary source of funding for many of the most successful startup companies in Silicon Valley. The program has been called "the most prestigious startup accelerator in the world".

19
7 months ago

Creating a platform for businesses to package services and make them available to be called on by customers. The startup’s services could be used by a company like Uber, which is looking to build a platform for businesses to become a sort of call center for customers.

18
8 months ago

A technology company that’s building an AI-powered platform that informs you when your car has been recalled.

16
7 months ago

A clerk at an Amazon fulfillment center is building a product called “mason” that lets you order groceries from your phone by scanning the barcodes on items and automatically placing the order.

15
5 months ago

A company that provides software for secure direct-to-consumer classified advertising on a website called snapmarket.

15
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes smart home devices. One of its products, a WiFi-connected laser for the kitchen called Clipi, automatically adds a plant-based seasoning to food as it cooks.

14
6 months ago

In July 2017, Facebook announced a partnership with Snap to allow users to send and receive money between each other. The feature, called “Snapcash”, is a Snapchat feature that allows users to exchange money via an app.

14
5 months ago

TrueCar is an online car buying service that sells what it says are the best deals available. The company tries to be transparent about their pricing, but has been called out for some bait-and-switch tactics.

14
6 months ago

On-demand, on-demand, on-demand. That is the mantra of a startup called Flexport, which helps companies send cargo across the world on the cheapest available route.

13
6 months ago

An online platform that lets restaurants sell table service online. The product is called Tablezoo and is currently in beta.

13
3 years ago

Idea: A podcast for entrepreneurs and small business owners. It’s called “Sales & Marketing” and it’s hosted by two former startup founders.

11
6 months ago

A platform to help you manage your freelance money, including invoicing, payments, and more. They also have a product called Drip Intelligence that analyzes your data and help you make better decisions about what works for you.

10
6 months ago

 A new robo-advisor for millennials, aimed at helping them build a portfolio of investments and money-management skills. The company says it will also help people learn more about investing. The company’s first fund, called the “Gen Y Fund”, launched in summer of 2019.

10
5 months ago

A company that makes a video game called "Rotten Kingdom" that sends players to a post-apocalyptic world to fight monsters and collect resources.

10
5 months ago

In May of this year, the company launched an app called “Spend on Hiring” that offers companies a way to pay employees in a variety of ways, including services, education, products, and other perks. The idea is that companies can use the app to encourage their employees to spend money on their own, specific, needs, and the company gets to know what things employees are interested in and thus more likely to buy.

10
6 months ago

A startup building an online marketplace for gift cards, allowing people to buy gift cards from other people (called gift card re-gifting) in a way that allows for price transparency.

9
3 years ago

Idea: Music creators can now use a new app called Soundmine to create songs using a variety of beats in a range of genres. Users can switch up the instruments and change the tempo or pitch, and add vocals, lyrics, and a melody.

4
3 years ago

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

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3 years ago

Idea: The founders of Recruiterbox have started a new company called Proxee, which is a “CRM for recruiters” The app promises to help recruiters source and manage candidates

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3 years ago

Idea: In the US, a startup that brings data from a person’s Fitbit or other fitness tracker into their doctor’s office. The system, called Bionode, is already used at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. They’re looking to branch out to other health providers as well.

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