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1 year ago

 A micro-funding platform for entrepreneurs, reducing the cost of startup capital for high growth startups by providing a mechanism for investors to match their own funds with the startups they care about. The goal is to save startups money on the front end while generating real returns on the back end.

181
1 year ago

As we reported last week, Blue Capital is building a “wage engine” for the gig economy that will help people figure out how to actually pay their rent.

146
2 years ago

A tool for managing and harvesting content from a website’s search and sharing features. The startup has raised $5.2 million from a number of investors, including Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Mitch Kapor.

138
1 year ago

 A startup that uses a “virtual bank” to allow companies to get capital without having to go through a traditional bank. It is looking to extend its service to the UK, Europe and Asia.

127
1 year ago

This year’s judges were Jason Ho, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures; Kristi Puller, Founder, and CEO, Techstars; Bill Gaver, General Partner, 500 Startups; and Sanjay Dastoor, Founder, and CEO, InVenture Partners.

127
2 years ago

A concierge service to help investors source private capital.

123
2 years ago

A startup that enables companies to capitalize on the trend of people increasingly choosing to live with roommates, and helping them find roommates with their companies' benefits.

120
2 years ago

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

118
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform to make it easier to get access to capital via loans.

117
2 years ago

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

117
2 years ago

The concept of the accelerator is a young one, with the first accelerator programs emerging in the late 1990s in Silicon Valley and New York. In general, accelerators help startups get off the ground, providing capital, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

112
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find and close the deals for them. The startup is focused on the B2B segment, but it’s already working with companies like Capital One, Intuit, and Salesforce.

112
2 years ago

A food delivery service for medical patients. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and General Catalyst.

111
2 years ago

A company that helps crews build and launch new apps without a lot of upfront capital. It’s launching with an app that helps small businesses with the software development process—from project definition to iteration on a prototype to launch.

111
2 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.

109
2 years ago

A subsidiary of Bowery Capital that helps companies raise capital from private investors. Bowery Capital and its parent company Bowery Labs have raised $32M across six rounds of funding.

109
2 years ago

A community that helps students of the University of California and beyond get the finance and career capital they need to start their own business.

108
2 years ago

As a company, HirePound has raised $1.4 million in capital. But as a company, it says it is on track to make $50 million in revenue in the next year. The company is a job board for the growing gig economy, connecting employers with micro-consultants and other contractors.

108
2 years ago

Microfinancing platform that uses a machine learning algorithm to do credit checks and a risk assessment in order to make sure the capital they lend is actually utilized. Microfinance is a $2.6 trillion industry where millions of people lack access to loans, and that’s where the startup wants to come in and help.

107
1 year ago

A tool that helps people create and share their own GIFs. The startup has raised $200K in seed funding from AngelPad, Kapor Capital, and others.

106
2 years ago

A venture capital firm that invests only in female founders, focusing on early-stage companies that focus on women’s health.

105
2 years ago

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

104
1 year ago

Blockchain capital management for SMBs, designed to help them access capital from banks.

104
2 years ago

A team of three has raised $1.4 million from investors including First Round Capital, HLM Ventures, and Mayfield Fund. The company is building an AI-based software platform to help businesses optimize their supply chain operations.

103
1 year ago

A startup that wants to solve the “capital management” problem for enterprise software startups. Instead of companies managing all of their own financial resources, they plan to provide a service that helps startups manage their capital, paying for those resources as needed.

103
2 years ago

Crowdsourced reports that help companies assess the capital needs of their startups in order to raise money from angel investors and venture capitalists.

102
2 years ago

Y Combinator’s newest batch of companies has expanded the YC Network to over 200 companies, including 50 who’ve raised a combined $325 million in capital.

101
2 years ago

A web-based collaboration platform that helps people brainstorm and write down ideas. The company just closed $1.1M in seed funding from investors like Fidelity Investments and Bain Capital Ventures.

98
2 years ago

In mid-July, the startup said it has already raised $1.5 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures. It’s working on a similar product to Facebook’s Onavo.

97
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find mentors for their startups, with the objective of helping them raise capital.

95
2 years ago

Founders: Marta, Ryan. The two want to build a tech hub for the Latin American startup community. They want to give startups discounted office space, mentorship, and access to capital.

93
2 years ago

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

92
2 years ago

A free chat app for developers. The company has already raised $5.5M in funding from some of the largest VCs in the world, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and more.

91
1 year ago

A microfinancing platform that gives small businesses access to capital they need to grow.

90
1 year ago

A company with an $8 million Series A led by First Round Capital, Techstars, and Citi Ventures

90
2 years ago

A platform that helps brands get social media engagement from their customers. The company is developing a micro-blogging platform for brands, with a focus on its “Brand Advocates”, who are Instagrammers who are paid to share and promote the brands with their followers. The company is nearing $2 million in funding after raising $800,000 in seed capital.

87
2 years ago

A brand new CRM product from Capital One, which boasts a product team of two people. The product is designed to help small businesses manage their customer relationship management, with a focus on helping businesses handle financial transactions and invoicing.

87
1 year ago

A podcast that focuses on the intersection of technology and business, including interviews with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

85
1 year ago

A company that helps companies and organizations raise money from new and existing investors, including Angel investors, venture capitalists, family offices and more.

84
1 year ago

"It’s in the works," said Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist who has invested in the company. "We’re thinking about a lot of things that I can’t talk about today."

83
1 year ago

A software that helps companies raise capital without the need for a CTO.

81
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for the fintech industry that aims to help banks manage their lending, investments, and risk. The platform was built to sit alongside the CapitalOne API.

76
1 year ago

A platform that helps emerging market companies and individuals get capital via blockchain.

75
1 year ago

A platform to help patients with diabetes manage their condition and track the progress of their condition. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding from venture capitalists from Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

75
1 year ago

A group of “startup veterans” that want to build a platform for startups to raise capital. It aims to help startups raise $500,000 in seed funding, as well as $1 million in Series A funding and $5 million in a Series B. The startup is in pre-launch mode, with a staff of 15 that includes YC alumni.

73
1 year ago

The company’s pitch is that it is building a digital platform to help entrepreneurs raise capital at a much lower cost than traditional venture capital.

70
1 year ago

First Round Capital is one of the earliest and most successful seed stage investors, having backed over 100 companies in the past 15 years.

69
1 year ago

A ready-to-mix drink company that makes simple, high-end cocktails at the push of a button. The company is currently in the process of raising seed capital.

69
1 year ago

Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

68
5 months ago

A company that helps people who live in countries with no access to capital raise funds online.

67
1 year ago

A blockchain-based invoice financing platform. The company wants to lower the cost of capital for the global invoice financing market. It’s using the blockchain to replace the middleman and make the process more transparent.

65
1 year ago

An on-demand, on-the-go learning platform for executives that helps them quickly learn anything from marketing to HR to finance to sales. The company recently raised $1.5 million in venture capital.

65
1 year ago

A platform for raising capital for early-stage startups, with a $300,000 monthly fee.

64
1 year ago

In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

63
1 year ago

A startup that specializes in helping law firms manage their legal affairs, and create custom legal documents. A legal tech startup, it started with more than 250 legal professionals and is now raising a $10 million round led by Sequoia Capital.

59
1 year ago

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

58
8 months ago

This is a startup that aims to make it easier for financial institutions to raise capital by using machine learning and AI to identify potential high-return investment opportunities.

57
1 year ago

A digital assistant that helps recruiters and hiring managers find and manage top talent. The startup is backed by Sound Ventures, the venture capital arm of Pandora, and is led by former Googler and Facebook executive David Fischer.

51
1 year ago

A video platform for customers to create and promote their own videos and businesses to find new customers. Currently gaining traction, raised $1.5 million in seed capital in June of 2019.

51
1 year ago

The startup is building a “social tool” that helps millennials find and connect with one another to “help them grow their social capital”. The social platform has already built a $1.2 million round of funding and has raised another $3 million in a seed round.

50
1 year ago

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

50
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that helps companies raise capital more easily. It’s like the Uber of the fundraising world.

47
1 year ago

Y Combinator is not a startup accelerator in the traditional sense, as it does not provide capital, mentorship, or other startup-specific services. Instead, Y Combinator provides seed funding and office space for startups that have already been bootstrapped for over a year and a half. Y Combinator has five cohorts a year, each of which lasts for 14 weeks. Participants are required to pay for their own flights and housing, which are taken care of by Y Combinator.

46
1 year ago

The following are notable U.S. venture capital firms that invest in or work with startups in the areas of healthcare:

46
1 year ago

An investment bank for emerging markets. The startup wants to make it easier for businesses to access capital.

46
1 year ago

The $1.4 million seed round was led by James Proud, and also included participation from First Round Capital, Village Global and Techstars.

45
1 year ago

A platform for trading cryptocurrencies. The company has raised $1.3 million from investors including Y Combinator, Foundation Capital and Founders Fund. The company has raised $2.2 million total.

45
1 year ago

In August 2018, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round from Right Side Capital, and has since expanded to New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

44
1 year ago

A tool to help companies raise money at lower costs. It’s a tool for venture capital firms to automate the process of investing in startups.

44
1 year ago

In 2016, SVFI raised $3.6 million from several prominent investors, including Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, SV Angel, and Lux Capital.

43
1 year ago

A startup has built a technology to predict and prevent stock market crashes. The company wants to use its technology to manage the flow of capital into financial markets.

41
1 year ago

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

41
1 year ago

A tool for people who want to manage their social media presence. The startup has a global team with offices in the US, UK, and China. It has raised $35M from investors including Sequoia Capital.

41
1 year ago

A startup that wants to connect freelance workers with jobs through an AI-powered marketplace. The startup is currently working with Capital One to help the bank recruit independent workers.

41
1 year ago

A platform that aims to capitalize on the power of the “frictionless” commerce that comes from services like Uber and Airbnb. The platform will allow consumers to use apps to order groceries, ride-sharing, or take-out, and the company will cover the cost of delivery.

40
3 months ago

A small business finance startup that helps businesses get the capital they need to grow.

40
1 year ago

A company that helps businesses track employees and their movements. Founded in 2009, the startup claims to have raised $9.1 million in venture capital and made it to the finals of Y Combinator's winter 2017 batch.

38
1 year ago

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

36
10 months ago

This is a business that provides third-party software and services that allow businesses to connect and communicate with each other, and is backed by the venture capital firm General Catalyst.

36
5 months ago

The idea is to help companies like Uber, Lyft, and others in the ride-sharing space figure out how to spend their capital more effectively. Lyft itself is working with a number of startups to do just that.

36
3 months ago

A new venture capital fund that will invest in early-stage companies that are building products to make the process of shopping for life insurance easier.

36
1 year ago

A platform for small businesses to access capital. The startup, which was founded in May, is building a supply chain for small businesses to create and manage their own investment opportunities.

35
11 months ago

A group of 3 engineers and a graphic designer, Capital’s goal is to disrupt the legal sector of the marketplace by providing a full service

35
1 year ago

A business that sends people to the gym, based on the weather and other data. The company already has more than 40,000 customers in the U.S. and has raised over $2 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and others.

34
10 months ago

A company that’s “building the easiest way to finance business.” It’s working with a handful of customers to help them raise capital.

34
10 months ago

Startups can’t always get funding from venture capitalists and angel investors.

33
5 months ago

A startup that connects startups with funding from experienced angel and venture capital investors.

33
11 months ago

A team of three full stack engineers, two graphics designers, and a marketing lead, Capital’s goal is to disrupt the legal sector of the marketplace by providing a full service legal shop. Capital is a firm that represents individuals and small businesses in a variety of legal matters. The team is currently focusing on the representation of individuals, but also does work for small businesses.

32
10 months ago

A platform for people to raise capital from the public with the goal of solving problems. The company is working on a survey-artifact interface, which they’re using to get feedback about the products they’re building.

32
5 months 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:

32
11 months ago

2018 DLD Ventures European Venture Capital Report

31
11 months ago

A program to help small startups with capital raise and growth

31
11 months ago

An online platform that helps small business owners get access to capital, and which has an SBA loan program. It takes 5% off the top and has 2 customers so far.

31
2 months ago

 A system that allows companies to track and optimize the use of their human capital. Currently in beta.

31
5 months ago

This startup is building financial and accounting software that’s meant to make accounting quick, easy, and fun. The company is currently building out a prototype of the software and is looking to raise $1M in capital.

30
10 months ago

This startup aims to transform the face of venture capital by making it more accessible, more transparent, and with more fairness to investors. The startup aims to provide investors with a better way to manage their portfolio, and better tools to manage their investments.

29
6 months ago

A company that builds a platform to connect investors and startups, allowing a startup to use the company’s investor relations platform to raise capital without the startup having to be in the traditional VC ecosystem. The company has made a $1.5 million seed round.

29
5 months ago

This is an investment platform for young early-stage companies to raise money. Menlo Park-based Platform Capital is investing in 10 startups at a time and is launching a $10 million fund this summer.

29
4 months ago

A startup that wants to help users build and grow a personal brand. The idea is to let users manage their own personal image, build their social capital, and participate in the global economy.

29
1 year ago

Helps companies manage their human capital better by replacing spreadsheets with online tools. Helps companies manage their human capital better by replacing spreadsheets with online tools.

28
1 year ago

A company that offers a new way to invest in real estate. The startup’s platform offers monthly payments of invested capital with a fixed rate of return on a pool of real estate investments. It’s a p2p lending platform, and its first customers are on a waitlist.

28
9 months ago

A group of investors in Turkey who are looking to provide a central platform for venture capital investment. They want to help connect investors with startups and help investors feel more comfortable with the market and process.

28
6 months ago

The Yield Lab is a business accelerator focused on agriculture and food. The startup provides capital, office space, and mentorship to help early stage companies launch and grow.

28
11 months ago

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

27
5 months 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.

26
5 months ago

An “organization of organizations” that claims to offer an alternative to traditional venture capital, with a focus on helping founders bring their products to market.

25
5 months ago

A company that wants to build a subscription platform for healthcare services. The startup is backed by investors that include Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, First Round Capital, and SV Angel.

25
4 months ago

A platform that connects investors to startups needing capital. The startup wants to make it easier for investors to invest in startups by taking the legwork out of the process.

25
3 months ago

Hollywood has become a playground for startups. In addition to the traditional funding from venture capital, there are millions of dollars coming from the likes of Peter Thiel and Andreessen Horowitz. There are also a host of celebrities, like Ashton Kutcher and Mark Zuckerberg, who are teaming up with startups.

25
2 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for founders to raise capital from their network of friends and family.

25
8 months ago

A platform that allows investors to invest in other investors. The platform pairs investors with other investors to provide capital to investors who are interested in backing other startups.

24
6 months ago

 A software solution that helps companies digitize and streamline their process of onboarding new employees.  The software is meant to be a bridge between HR and the new hire.  Venture capitalists are already funding the startup with a $3 million seed round.

24
1 month ago

A company that wants to provide the capital that is missing from the lending industry — a more traditional intermediary. The startup takes a better interest rate on deposits, with individual investments capped at $50,000.

24
6 months ago

A social network for Chinese startups to raise capital and connect with investors.

23
7 months ago

This startup is building an online tool for lenders to help them evaluate borrowers. The startup is already working with 15 lending partners, including Capital One and Citizens Bank.

22
4 months ago

A platform that connects credit unions with small businesses. They want to increase lending and access to capital for small business owners.

22
9 days ago

The founders of this startup say their technology will “democratize access to capital”.

21
6 months ago

A company that helps investors and business owners manage their cash flow and optimize capital.

20
6 months ago

Opendoor is a software company that wants to become the Amazon of home rentals. The company acts as a broker between homeowners and short-term renters. It’s made several large investments in recent years, including $117 million in new capital in November 2018.

20
6 months ago

This is a startup that is building a platform to help freelancers in emerging markets manage their business. The company is working in Southeast Asia, and wants to work with small businesses to help them create working capital for their business.

19
3 months ago

A payment platform that allows customers to send money to their friends and family, just like Paypal. The startup is funded by investors including Google Ventures and Thrive Capital.

19
17 days ago

A startup that helps developers get a better return on their capital and provide an efficient way to build products.

19
3 months ago

A real estate app for buyers and sellers, combining technology and human capital to pinpoint the highest and best bid for a home and help close a deal.

18
1 month ago

A platform for exchanges of equity on the blockchain. It’s a way for buyers to get stock from sellers without a middleman, and for sellers to get capital from buyers.

18
7 months ago

A company that helps Indian startups with low-cost capital

17
3 months ago

A company that thinks it has built the first “blockchain for capital markets.” The company is seeking to use its “collaborative and distributed ledger” to help investors make better investment decisions.

15
1 month ago

"How to Raise Capital: Investing in Startups" - http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferblondem/2015/06/12/how-to-raise-capital-investing-in-startups/

14
2 years ago

Idea: A web app that predicts the next card in a Magic: The Gathering game The startup raised $35 million in venture capital and says they have 120,000 active users

13
1 month ago

A platform for startup founders to raise capital in a new way. Their pitch is that their platform is bringing transparency and efficiency to angel investing. Instead of a typical deal where a startup founder gets 50% of the company’s future equity, they offer equity up front as well as a stake in the company’s future profits.

13
1 month ago

A platform for peer-to-peer lending that enables lenders to invest in the loans themselves, not just collateralized debt obligations. The company provides the capital, and the seller gets the loan with a simple interface.

12
1 month ago

Building a system for lending on small business loans for microloans. The founders say it can help small businesses access capital and provide a better lending experience.

9
11 days ago

A financial services company that connects traders to capital.

6
4 days ago

A pay-as-you-go delivery service that brings groceries straight to your door. Its founders say they’re currently profitable, but the plan is to raise more capital later this year.

6
4 days ago

A startup that plans to build a trip-planning mobile app. The company says it has already built its own app and is looking to a Kickstarter campaign to raise capital to build it further and bring it to market.

5
2 years ago

A startup that wants to provide access to early stage equity for founders who don’t have access to the traditional venture capital market

4
2 years ago

A SaaS company that helps small businesses manage their capital flow. They help companies figure out when to take partners on, and how to best fund their businesses.

2
1 day ago

This startup is building a tool to help people determine which loans they could get and where they’re available. The company counts Bank of America, Wells Fargo, HSBC, Capital One, and Citibank among its customers.

1
2 years ago

Idea: The first 100% free, open source code collaboration platform The company has raised $47 million in venture capital and has over 1000 users

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2 years ago

Idea: A data-driven advisory service for venture capitalists

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes a “free” portfolio builder tool for small businesses, which it says can help them raise capital

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a “daily deal for venture capital”. Users pay $10 per month to get access to a curated list of venture capital funds, startups and VCs.

-1
2 years ago

A startup for meeting planners and event services. A software company that helps companies manage their capital, cash, and expense budgets. A SaaS company that provides companies with an easy way to predict how much inventory they will need to order. An online marketplace that connects hotel merchants, small businesses, and other groups with the company’s hotel partners. A solution for real-estate brokers to manage and share MLS data securely.

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2 years ago

A startup that helps entrepreneurs and investors with their search for the right venture capital firm

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