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2 years ago

An AI-based chatbot that helps you with your fitness goals. The bot offers customized workouts based on your goals, goals, and history.

2,472
1 year ago

A chatbot that takes a text message and pulls up the relevant information

944
1 year ago

A chat bot that helps you find the cheapest flights to your destination, set alerts for when prices drop, and handle tons of other travel-related tasks. The startup is focused on helping travelers manage their itineraries and get the most out of their travel.

871
2 years ago

A startup that lets users create their own “digital assistant”, a chatbot that works with text, voice, and image commands.

410
1 year ago

A 3-way chat system, allowing users to video chat, text, and call each other all at once.

260
1 year ago

A chat therapy app for depression and anxiety.

250
1 year ago

A startup that’s building an AI-enabled chatbot for legal services. The company has $1 million in seed funding.

167
1 year ago

 A live-chat service for health insurance.

153
1 year 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.

152
1 year ago

A Facebook-like chat app for gamers

150
2 years ago

A startup that is a chatbot that provides short-term mental health support

147
1 year ago

An AI chatbot that helps you diagnose your own symptoms and signs, and get you connected to a doctor or pharmacist.

144
1 year ago

A chatbot that can let people know when their friends are sexually active.

143
1 year ago

A chatbot that tracks the status of a shipment by tracking the shipping carrier and making deliveries.

141
2 years ago

A startup for local service providers to offer their services to customers in online or offline formats through a combination of chat and text messaging

139
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps customers troubleshoot their phone bill with live chat support.

137
2 years ago

A chatbot that organizes your orders and delivery for you. It currently has a team of 3, has raised about $1 million, and is focused on San Francisco for now.

135
2 years ago

A "text-based social network" where people can chat with each other, send text messages, and send emoticons and stickers.

135
2 years ago

A chatbot that helps people learn how to kickstart conversations and build rapport quickly. The startup is working on a demo with YC.

134
2 years ago

This is a company that wants to build an artificial intelligence chatbot that can check in with your company or your clients regularly to make sure they’re doing OK.

131
1 year ago

A real-time customer service chat platform.

130
2 years ago

A chatbot that gives real-time insight into what users are doing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and helps them avoid the most toxic content.

129
2 years ago

A customized AI-powered chatbot that helps you optimize your online dating experience.

128
1 year ago

A community of teachers with a chat room for discussion

128
2 years ago

An AI chatbot which answers questions on Quora, a question and answer site. It’s still early days for Quora’s bot, which answers around 1,000 questions a day on topics like “How to study” and “How to organize your life”.

127
2 years ago

A new kind of pairing app that allows you to chat with potential partners and find out if they have mutual friends.

126
2 years ago

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

125
1 year ago

A startup that’s looking to build a chatbot that can serve as a digital concierge for your home. The startup is already working with a few dozen home service providers to offer its AI-powered service.

124
2 years ago

A tool for building and deploying chat bots.

123
2 years ago

A chatbot that aims to help people better understand their credit score and make more informed decisions about credit.

123
2 years ago

A real-time chat app for B2B that connects companies with each other and people who can help them.

122
2 years ago

This startup aims to help chatbots learn from user inputs and be used in a number of enterprise use cases.

122
2 years ago

A chat bot that lets people through meditation than can be used to help people battle depression

122
2 years ago

A chat-based budgeting tool that lets users instantly customize their budgets in real-time

122
2 years ago

This startup is building a chatbot that helps you figure out what to put on your resume.

122
2 years ago

A chatbot that connects you with friends, family, and colleagues when you’re in the hospital.

121
2 years ago

A text-based chat service for healthcare providers, with the aim of making it easier for patients to get a doctor’s appointment and communicate with their care teams.

121
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps personal financial management. The startup is looking to build a platform that aggregates data from a variety of online and offline sources to provide financial guidance and advice to its users.

121
1 year ago

A chatbot that can help pharmaceutical sales reps sell products more effectively.

121
1 year ago

A natural language processing startup that is building software that helps companies better understand user conversations, especially in chat. The company is launching in the US in 22 countries and is working on a US expansion for early next year.

121
2 years ago

Building a chat interface that relays data over a secure encrypted channel, so that people can chat and share files securely, and also build a platform for developers to build their own encrypted messaging apps.

120
1 year ago

Tech company that builds bots and machine learning tools to help companies build chatbots and build intelligence into their digital interactions.

120
2 years ago

A startup that uses a combination of machine learning, chatbot technology, and artificial intelligence to provide real-time intelligence for corporate clients.

119
2 years ago

A startup that helps people get around their cities by providing to-do lists, and letting them chat with others to help them get around.

119
2 years ago

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

119
2 years ago

This startup helps companies get customer support from their existing customers. The company uses their own chatbot to answer customer support questions.

118
2 years ago

A startup that provides a “Workchat” platform that’s like Slack and a “Workboard” platform that’s like Tre

117
2 years ago

A startup that lets people write to their local news outlets and broadcast their thoughts and ideas to the public, akin to what the Snapchat Discover platform does for millennials. The twist, of course, is that these broadcasts are live and recorded.

117
1 year ago

A platform for online tutoring with a focus on helping teachers and parents out of school. Tutor-to-tutor videos are on-demand, and the startup is also working on a way to make the private video chats public and shareable.

117
2 years ago

A tool for helping people collaborate and communicate via text, email, and phone. The startup’s product is a Slack chatbot that helps users talk about topics, track conversations, set reminders, and so forth.

116
2 years ago

A startup that offers a text-based platform for live chat conversations with the aid of AI. The company is developing a chatbot that can provide personalized answers to questions.

116
1 year 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.

116
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies manage their customer service and chat support. They have a contract with a major e-commerce company.

115
2 years ago

Chatty is a free service to help people make more friends via group chat.

115
2 years ago

 A company that helps you get answers to your problems faster by scheduling a one-on-one chat with an expert.

115
1 year ago

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

115
2 years ago

A decentralized protocol for messaging apps, enabling users to chat with each other without needing to install a new app.

114
2 years ago

Mixer is a dating app for people who want to meet others in a more social setting. It’s an app like Tinder, but it’s free to use and allows users to pay to chat with others.

114
2 years ago

A messaging app that allows people to chat with a coder they’re hiring, without a third party,

113
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps users find out their credit score and get to know their credit history.

113
2 years ago

An AI-powered chatbot that can respond to questions about a person’s current location, and provide more detailed answers as you learn more about their habits.

112
2 years ago

A company that’s building a platform for connecting patients with doctors via video chat.

111
2 years ago

A group chat app that helps groups communicate, with video capabilities

111
2 years ago

A chatbot that helps you navigate the world of digital marketing.

111
2 years ago

A company that helps companies manage highly distributed teams. It provides a toolkit for companies to build chat, file sharing, and collaboration tools.

111
2 years ago

A chat app for book lovers and library users. The startup wants to make it easier for library users to talk about books.

110
2 years ago

A chatbot that can be used to verify email addresses. The startup is still looking at options on how to make money with the platform, and it’s not clear how many people are using it yet.

110
2 years ago

A startup that helps people have more productive meetings with tools like summaries, chat, and whiteboards.

110
2 years ago

A platform for developers to build chatbots on. The startup enables developers to build software that can mimic human conversations.

110
1 year ago

A video chat app that also allows group video chat rooms and video conferences, with the ability to draw and annotate on your screen.

110
2 years ago

Launched in August, this is an open-source chatbot that can handle both finance and consumer-facing business.

109
2 years ago

Slack is a project management and chat platform for teams and groups. Slack builds software as a service (SaaS) products, which are web-based applications that companies or organizations can use instead of having to install or maintain software on their own computer.

109
2 years ago

A location-based service that aims to bring the real-time chatter of restaurant reviews to the table. It’s targeting customers with $25 meals or more that don’t have a reservation.

109
2 years ago

A software company for building apps with Facebook Messenger. The startup has built apps for the likes of Unilever and Airbnb. It’s a platform for chat bots, and allows companies to build chat bots in minutes.

108
2 years ago

A company that enables companies to build bot-enabled services and chatbots. The company already has a beta product, a chatbot for booking a server that runs on Amazon’s Alexa.

108
2 years ago

This startup is building a chatbot that connects

108
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps you track the progress of your project. A chatbot that helps you track the progress of your project.

108
2 years ago

An AI-based chatbot that will help investors make better investment decisions. The startup says it is currently in the “soft launch” phase of their $1 million seed round.

107
2 years ago

A startup that wants to use natural language processing to make it easier to integrate chatbots into your business.

107
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to help developers build chatbot applications and turn them into standalone mobile apps.

107
2 years ago

A chatbot-powered automated service for making purchases at the airport.

106
2 years ago

A company that provides an AI-powered chatbot that helps customer service reps improve their customer interactions.

106
2 years ago

A platform for building chatbots that is meant to be used for enterprise-level business.

106
1 year ago

A chat bot that helps people find the best financial services for their needs. The startup has been around for a while, and is still selling its services via a web-based chat-based platform.

106
2 years ago

"Authentic" is the name of an app that provides a secure, private and audited chat platform for businesses. The app allows users to create a private chat room for a group of up to ten people, with a group administrator who can add new members, delete or block members and monitor chat content. The company was founded by former Googler and Google Ventures partner Misha Chellam.

105
1 year ago

is an AI chatbot that helps with the discovery of new startups.

105
2 years ago

A chatbot that helps with customer support for small businesses in India. In the US, the company works with small businesses that need live support, but in India, it works with small-to-midsized businesses that need a better CRM tool.

104
2 years ago

A chatbot that helps parents save money by helping them negotiate deals with companies

104
2 years ago

A chatbot to help with small talk and get to know people you’re meeting with in person.

104
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to create a “move” between friends, effectively turning a video call into a video-text-chat.

104
2 years ago

This startup is building an AI and chatbot to help marketers measure their brand’s performance.

104
2 years ago

A chatbot that monitors and keeps track of the health conditions of your friends and family.

104
2 years ago

A chatbot that answers questions and handles customer service calls, using language processing to help users avoid common mistakes.

103
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

103
2 years ago

An AI-powered chatbot that will guide buyers through the home buying process, with an interface that is designed to make the experience very similar to that of a real agent. The startup believes that this will lead to a significant increase in home sales.

103
2 years ago

This is a chatbot that’s designed to help you work remotely. It’s currently working with one client in the US, but the company plans to expand to Europe in the coming months.

103
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build an AI-powered chatbot that allows your Facebook friends to talk to your bot for all the things.

103
1 year ago

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

103
2 years ago

A company building a customer service software platform that connects businesses with their customers via chat. Founded in 2017, they have over 2,000 customers.

102
2 years ago

A startup that integrates with Slack to create a team chat and calendar like interface that helps people stay on track with their goals.

102
1 year ago

A video chat platform that allows users to have group chats with 1,000 people.

102
1 year ago

This startup wants to bring an email-like experience to video chat.

102
2 years ago

A startup that provides an in-app chat function for websites, intended to replace contact forms

101
2 years ago

This startup wants to provide users with a platform to create personalized content across different platforms. The company describes it as a Snapchat for creative expressions.

101
2 years ago

This startup’s tagline is “the first real-time CRM.” It works similarly to any other CRM, but with one key difference: it’s real-time and works a lot like a chat. It’s also very simple.

101
2 years ago

Loose talk among friends and coworkers about work and life. You can learn a lot about people by what they’re discussing, and what they’re saying is more than just idle chatter. This startup wants to make that sort of content available to employers and HR departments.

100
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies replace traditional human customer service with a chat bot. The startup has been in beta since February.

100
2 years ago

A startup that’s creating a “chatbot” for HR. The startup is currently working with companies on the backend of the recruiting process.

100
2 years ago

A startup that is building a platform for chatbots that lets people build chatbots using any programming language

99
2 years ago

A way to quickly create and administer private group chat messages for teams.

99
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies find new talent. It helps scale traditional recruiting with its chatbot.

99
2 years ago

A chat app for the former French colony in West Africa, the Ivory Coast. It was launched in August 2015 and has already built up a following among young people.

99
2 years ago

 A messaging app for API providers that lets developers create a messaging interface for their apps without having to write a full chat bot.

98
2 years ago

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

98
2 years ago

A telemedicine startup that connects patients to health care professionals via email, chat, video, and phone.

98
2 years ago

A chatbot that helps people connect with local small businesses that sell items on eBay.

98
1 year ago

A chatbot that can help you get in shape and stay in shape.

98
1 year ago

This startup is working on a way to help users create a chat bot in minutes through a simple, drag-and-drop interface.

98
2 years ago

The startup is working on an AI chatbot that can work as a personal assistant. The startup wants to use the chatbot to power the customer support for a new startup.

97
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps you get to know your friends and family through video chat.

97
2 years ago

This startup is building a chatbot service for driving sales and messaging.

97
1 year ago

A new type of video chat that includes a “super-fast camera” and instant zoom. The company wants to build a video chat experience that can be both more intimate and more powerful than the current line of video chat apps.

97
1 year ago

A chatbot for your team. It’s a way to automate what otherwise might be a time-consuming, low-value process for your team.

97
2 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.

96
2 years ago

A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.

96
2 years ago

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

95
2 years ago

A Boston-based startup that wants to take on Slack. The startup is creating a full-fledged chat platform that they say can go head to head with Slack. The company, which has raised $2.5 million and has no product yet, is based in the city’s Innovation District.

95
2 years ago

This startup says that it is building a marketplace for humans to hire AI-powered chatbots and voice assistants.

95
2 years ago

“Ask.fm for the Enterprise” is a chat app for enterprises that lets employees be more productive, and more importantly, more social. The company has raised $150,000 in seed funding and aims to launch in April.

95
1 year ago

A platform that connects employees to employers and allows them to connect directly through a chat interface.

95
2 years ago

A platform for managing and tracking social media conversations. The company’s first product is a chatbot that lets people manage their social media conversations.

94
2 years ago

An API that helps companies create “live” chat functionality that is entirely private.

94
1 year ago

A startup that builds a developer toolkit for chatbots, which also helps businesses to better establish their chatbot strategy.

94
2 years ago

A chat platform that allows teams to connect to discuss work, exchange ideas, and collaborate. With the pitch, the company says it’s like Slack, but for TV.

93
2 years ago

A startup that has created a chatbot that helps people organize their lives The chatbot is powered by NLU, machine learning, and natural language generation

92
2 years ago

A new kind of social network for content creators. The startup is building a way to help content creators share their work via messaging, voice and video, and wants to compete with platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter.

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
2 years ago

A platform for companies to build branded chatbots.

91
2 years ago

A video chat app for small businesses, allowing them to record meetings, call in and out, and see who’s online.

91
1 year ago

A startup that is building an AI-powered chatbot to help you find and buy your favorite sneakers. Users can create an account with the startup and then have the chatbot ask them questions about their favorite sneakers.

91
2 years ago

A chatbot that allows you to schedule calls with financial advisors at your convenience.

90
1 year ago

This startup wants to build an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your money, with a focus on millennials.

90
2 years ago

A chat-based recruitment platform for recruiters that allows them to manage and publish their job boards, and manage the conversations that take place on them.

89
1 year ago

Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

89
1 year ago

A startup that wants to improve the ability to chat in real-time over video by providing chatbot-like functionality.

89
1 year ago

A platform that provides an API for companies to create a chatbot that’s the equivalent of a virtual assistant.

89
1 year ago

A chatbot-based customer service tool, with the goal of getting humans to do more of the customer-service work.

89
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI-powered customer service chatbot that can help companies do customer service work without a human. Right now it works for customer support, but the company is planning to expand into other areas.

88
6 months ago

A chatbot for hiring remote employees.

88
2 years ago

A messaging platform that supports human-to-human communication in machine learning. The startup is building a chatbot, but is also selling a tool that helps businesses gauge their customer service conversations.

87
2 years ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps people find and make reservations at restaurants with the ease of an automated messaging system.

87
2 years ago

This company is building a chat-based social network for enthusiasts that aims to allow users to share their experiences and advice with each other, like Reddit or Quora. It’s a spin on the social media platform idea: instead of frequent posts from celebrities, the goal is to get your friends to post about their experiences and thoughts.

87
1 year ago

A tool that helps team members at any level of an organization stay in touch, with tools like group video chats, a team calendar, and more.

87
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find the right freelance service for them, and has a platform with a “live chat” feature that helps people who don’t know how to get started.

87
2 years ago

A company that powers the chat experience in messaging apps. It allows users to completely customize the appearance and behavior of their chats, especially with respect to things like changing background colors and fonts.

85
2 years ago

A chatbot-based service that helps businesses sell to those in their target markets. Founded by two Interactive Advertising Bureau employees, the company wants to build “your friend in advertising” — a tool that helps you buy a product or service with a personalized conversation.

85
1 year ago

A startup that takes on the issues facing small and medium sized companies in the industry with a cloud-based platform they say is “built for the employee experience”. The platform hopes to give employees more time and flexibility to be productive, with features like the ability to manage and access workers from any device, a “private” chat room, and an inbox for all communication.

85
1 year ago

A chatbot to help businesses grow their international footprint. The chatbot will serve as a way for businesses to quickly and easily find markets in other countries and sell there.

83
1 year ago

This is a chat app that wants to be the default messaging app for WhatsApp.

83
1 year ago

A chatbot that integrates with your email and helps you manage your inbox. The chatbot is designed to be able to answer questions about email and work.

83
2 years ago

A startup that uses text messaging to help people who are sick or at risk of infection simply call in and connect with a nurse or other professional for a chat, instead of having to go to the doctor’s office.

82
1 year ago

A chatbot for the Spanish market, selling products across a variety of categories.

82
1 year ago

A video chat service based on Facebook’s Messenger platform.

82
1 year ago

A chatbot that can answer questions about social security benefits. The startup is building a chatbot that is programmed to answer questions about social security benefits, creating a conversational interface between government and citizens.

82
1 year ago

A customer support platform for small business, allowing them to connect with customers via chat, email, social media, and phone calls.

82
1 year ago

A “social network built for the modern millennial”, with features like a group chat, a profile page, a newsfeed, and social networking features to connect with nearby people.

82
2 years ago

A decentralized communications company with a focus on legal and regulatory compliance. The company is building out its technology to allow lawyers to create and manage documents via a chatbot.

81
1 year ago

A startup that builds AI-powered chatbots to help businesses automate customer service and other support tasks. Their aim is to replace human customer service agents with chatbots.

81
2 years ago

A startup that aims to improve the quality of communications by helping teams improve their efficiency via group chat and video.

80
2 years ago

A way to check in with your employees from anywhere, using a combination of video chat and a mobile app.

80
1 year ago

A video-chat-like app for internal meetings, which allows for video and chats but also an internal forum where employees can write notes and comments.

80
1 year ago

A tool for managing and organizing your team’s Slack chat to eliminate the need for email.

80
1 year ago

A mobile app with a chatbot that helps people get dental checkups.

79
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies build mobile bots, or programs that interface with chat apps like Slack.

79
1 year ago

A video chat solution for businesses that helps them communicate with their customers.

78
1 year ago

A developer API that lets developers create chatbots with specific features. The startup is targeting enterprise businesses.

78
1 year ago

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

77
1 year ago

A chatbot that answers your questions about finding a new job

76
1 year ago

Startup that allows users to send secure messages from the popular messaging app WeChat to their friends, family, co-workers and other contacts.

76
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps users with their finances. The startup says that it has already run a pilot with a few companies.

76
1 year ago

A Skype-like video calling app for group chats, designed for small teams.

76
1 year ago

A startup that helps teachers and students collaborate on homework and projects in real-time by connecting them through a chatroom.

75
1 year ago

A chatbot to help people learn on the fly about deep learning, AI, and AI-driven technology.

74
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps users of AIG’s personal loan calculator get the most out of their loans.

74
1 year ago

A tool to create chatbots for businesses. The startup is building a chatbot that’s focused on helping companies build their branding. The startup is currently working with three clients.

74
11 months ago

A startup that aims to solve the problem of long-distance relationships between people who are both working in the tech industry. The app takes advantage of voice and video chat to help people remain connected to one another.

74
6 months ago

A platform that allows users to chat with each other in a currency-agnostic way, where they can “send” and “receive” money.

74
2 years ago

A startup that analyzes data from email and group chat to create a visual map of how conversations are taking place within a company.

73
2 years ago

A secure messaging platform for enterprises. It looks a lot like Slack, but only allows internal employees to join a company chatroom.

73
2 years ago

This startup is building an AI chatbot that acts as a friendly customer service rep. The startup is using a combination of machine learning, natural language processing, and domain expertise to make its chatbot more human.

72
1 year ago

A software startup that helps businesses subscribe to services like Slack, Stripe, Microsoft Teams, WeChat, and more.

72
1 year ago

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

72
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a streamlined enterprise mobile application. Its platform lets businesses choose from pre-built mobile apps or customize them from scratch. It’s built on the Salesforce Chatter API and is targeting the C-Suite.

71
1 year ago

Chatbook is building an app for people to record their travel. The startup won a $40,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to build out its mobile app. It’s intended to help people remember their adventures in a more visual way.

71
1 year ago

 A platform that embeds video chat and SMS into video conferencing tools to add value.

71
1 year ago

What it is: A chatbot that lets people find and hire freelance specialists. The platform aims to work with a wide variety of professionals, including interior designers, virtual assistants, and even personal trainers.

71
10 months ago

A Slack-style team chat app for small teams working together in the same office.

71
10 months ago

A startup for hiring for gigs, or for employees to find short-term work. It asks users to complete a questionnaire and upload a photo, and then matches them with gigs via a chat interface.

71
1 year ago

A “tame” version of the Snapchat app, focused on bringing its features to one’s phone.

70
1 year ago

A chatbot that allows companies to respond to service requests with text messages.

70
1 year ago

A startup that’s solving the problem of connecting a company’s virtual assistants to its voice and chat platforms. (Hey, Alexa, can you call the pizza place)

69
1 year ago

A new startup that aims to bring the popular online chats of Twitch, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter together into a single video-based chat platform. They’ve built a Chrome extension that lets you embed Twitch, Reddit, or Twitter into a video chat.

69
1 year ago

A video chat product that allows you to call up a video, group chat, or voice call with friends from your phone whenever you want.

69
5 months ago

A chatbot that helps users figure out what to do next when they’re faced with a decision.

69
1 year ago

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

68
1 year ago

This is a video chat app that can connect users to a live video conference where they can call one another.

68
1 year ago

This startup wants to use AI to make it easier for people to build virtual assistants, using a chat platform.

67
1 year ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps doctors diagnose and treat patients. The company says it is already being used by over 20,000 doctors in the US.

67
1 year ago

A startup that builds a homegrown alternative to the likes of Instagram, PicsArt, and Snapchat

67
1 year ago

A chatbot for cleaning services that can be used by small employers, bringing a bit of automation to a very manual process.

67
1 year ago

A platform that helps brands get better responses through social media and chatbots.

67
1 year ago

A helpdesk platform for developers and startups that can be accessed from any web browser. Users can call, chat, and file tickets.

67
1 year ago

A startup that built an app that enables people to create custom messaging channels on WhatsApp. The startup, which has already raised funding from Y Combinator and other investors, is currently working with WhatsApp to enable its customers to sell premium products in their chat channels.

66
1 year ago

A new OTT video platform that wants to merge the video world of YouTube with the viral nature of Snapchat.

66
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps automate customer service through customer engagement bots for companies.

66
1 year ago

This startup makes the most of the fact that employers like to have their employees on the same location. It connects employees with other employees in a private chat room, where they can discuss work and ask questions. It’s a more efficient use of time for employers who don’t want their employees talking to each other.

65
1 year ago

An effort to make the internet a more open and inclusive place for people of color, especially women. Sizabot is a virtual assistant, and the company built Sizabot to work with a wide range of languages to help people of color find better deals on services via chat.

64
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies manage their customer support. S2W helps companies provide products and services to their customers via chat.

64
11 months ago

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

64
1 year ago

A startup that wants to provide “secure and private” chat rooms for people to meet up, without having to give out personal information.

63
1 year ago

An AI-based chatbot that helps you plan your financial goals and track the progress of achieving them.

63
1 year ago

A tool for people to create their own version of Slack where they can host a chat group at their own location.

63
11 months ago

A platform for drivers to find customers via chat. Currently operating in New York City.

63
1 year ago

This company is building a “natural language processing platform for chatbots”.

62
1 year ago

A startup that brings together top doctors and nurses in an app, which lets you book appointments, or video chats with doctors and nurses remotely.

62
1 year ago

Spots are a blockchain-based social network powered by artificial intelligence. The company lets users create and manage their own chat groups, with each group being able to run a mini-economy.

62
1 year ago

A startup that offers a distributed human-powered AI that can help organizations build AI-driven chatbots.

62
1 year ago

A platform that helps people to learn languages from their phones. They also offer a “chatbot” that can help you with your language learning.

62
1 year ago

A platform that makes it easier for companies to measure employee engagement. It analyzes text messages, chatroom messages, and social media posts to provide employers with insights into what employees prefer, what their priorities are, and what they’re working on.

61
1 year ago

DesiChat is a messaging app for long-distance friends in India and Pakistan. After setting up a user account, users can message one another via a phone number, email address, or a Facebook account.

61
1 year ago

A standalone browser that integrates with the Slack team chat app. It allows users to create polls, polls that can be used in other Slack channels, and even polls that can be customized to display a specific emoji when they’re answered.

61
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps you manage your personal brand. The startup aims to be the first company to bring a full-service personal branding platform to the web.

61
11 months ago

A digital communications company based in New York City. Their software is designed to help companies interact with their employees via phone, email, or chat.

61
11 months ago

A toolkit for building AI-powered chatbots using Node.js.

61
1 year ago

A chatbot-based shopping assistant that helps people choose products based on their needs and wants.

60
1 year ago

A social network for Snapchatters, with tattoo styles and styles that can be shared with friends.

60
11 months ago

A startup that’s building a chatbot for use on Slack, to help teams communicate with one another. They’re currently focused on developing a “conversational” experience.

58
11 months ago

A startup that’s building a video chat app for people on the go. The startup is building a chat app that works on both Android and iOS.

57
1 year ago

A virtual assistant, error-correcting software, and chatbot that helps you empower your team to deliver more accurate and better customer service.

56
1 year ago

The startup is building an AI-powered chatbot that helps you make better decisions about your health.

56
1 year ago

A startup that’s building an AI chatbot that emulates a coach, helping people get in shape.

56
1 year ago

A startup that helps you setup and manage your online network, from email lists to calendars to Gchat.

56
7 months ago

A startup focusing on building video chat applications for social media and messaging apps.

56
6 months ago

A company that sells real-time shopping with bots that respond to your questions through mobile chat.

56
1 year ago

A virtual assistant with a chatbot-like interface to help schedule meetings, find flights and help with transfers. The startup doesn’t have any funding yet, but has a strong technical team.

55
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI chatbot that it says will help you land an interview with a company, and hopefully get an offer of employment.

55
11 months ago

A startup co-founded by Y Combinator alum Sam Altman, this is a social network where you can make friends with the people you meet through the app. Users pay for memberships and can then message and chat with others on the platform.

55
6 months ago

A tool for creating and testing chatbots, and an SDK for building chatbots on platforms like Facebook Messenger, Slack and Kik

55
6 months ago

A chatbot that helps people manage their spending and goals, and is also a way to find out about new credit card offers.

55
5 months ago

A chat app that allows you to chat with a network of friends you’ve made while traveling.

55
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps people decide which insurance plan to select.

54
1 year ago

A live chat audio software for call centers.

54
8 months ago

A cloud-hosted chat platform with built-in support for text, voice and video, and an API to build custom integrations.

54
8 months ago

A startup that’s building a chat-based platform for small businesses. Its platform is similar to Facebook Messenger, with the ability to chat with employees and customers.

54
1 year ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps consumers with their payments, including mobile wallets.

53
1 year ago

A startup that wants to put chatbots in the hands of real estate agents, to make the process simpler and faster.

53
7 months ago

A startup that offers a platform for entrepreneurs to grow their online presence with social media, email, and live chats.

53
5 months ago

A startup making an AI-enabled digital assistant. They recently launched an AI chatbot that can help you set up video calls on Slack and has plans to launch it on other chat platforms.

53
1 year ago

An AI-powered chatbot that can help companies and employees schedule meetings, handle travel coordination, book rooms and even help with pre-determined tasks in the office.

52
10 months ago

This startup is building a platform to help people who have given up their phones or are reluctant to give them up, to still communicate with loved ones, friends and coworkers. They’ve built a chatbot that allows people to send text messages and make calls to their friends without the phone.

52
1 year ago

A chatbot that can help users book and manage home services.

51
1 year ago

A tool for book authors to manage their digital publishing, from editing to royalties, live chat, and more.

51
10 months ago

A workplace chatbot that helps employees collaborate, stay motivated, and handle workplace crises. It’s currently working with 1,500 companies.

51
4 months ago

Remote workers can use the app to connect to the company’s chat room to get work done.

50
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build AI-powered chatbots that can automatically generate chat transcripts, allowing companies to save time and money by using automated chat systems.

49
1 year ago

This startup is building a chatbot that lets people ask questions and get answers from doctors over the phone.

48
1 year ago

A “tame” version of a chatbot, with the goal of making it easier to communicate with the company’s marketing team.

48
1 year ago

A workplace chat solution that syncs your calendar and files from your desktop or mobile devices to your corporate network.

48
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps you book appointments and travel arrangements.

48
1 year ago

A self-lending service with a digital wallet and chatbot integration.

48
6 months ago

A video-chatting app that allows you to meet new people in a safe environment. The startup is building a community that lets you meet new people without having to go through the hassle of setting up a meetup or paying for online dating.

48
1 year ago

A social network that allows users to chat and play games with their friends who are currently hanging out in the physical world. Users can also play games against friends at home, meanwhile.

47
1 year ago

A company that provides remote workers with a way to manage time-tracking via a chat interface. The startup, which has raised $12 million to date, has raised $13 million since launching in March.

47
1 year ago

A chatbot that can help people with “recovering from addiction” by providing a forum for anonymous support.

46
7 months ago

A startup that’s trying to figure out how to make chatbots work for people. So far, it’s been tested as a Skype chatbot that helps you schedule a doctor’s appointment.

46
6 months ago

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

46
5 months ago

A chat service where merchants and buyers can connect to find each other, with a chatbot serving as the go-between

46
1 year ago

A company focused on building a mobile chat app for users to find and book hair- and beauty services.

45
8 months ago

A chatbot for the fashion industry, which helps clients find samples, find stockists, and query fabric.

45
1 year ago

A way to quickly build chatbots, which should improve productivity.

44
1 year ago

The company is working on building an AI-powered chatbot that can sort through all your different college degrees and track your progress. The idea is that college degrees can be tracked in a way that makes them useful for future employers or graduate school applications.

44
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps people get answers to their legal questions. Already live in one state and one county in the US.

44
1 year 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.

44
1 year ago

A chatbot for your shopping list.

44
6 months ago

A web-based tool for hiring customer service representatives who can use their real-time chat to handle support calls.

44
5 months ago

A company that looks to replace customer support chat with a more involved video chat.

44
1 year ago

A chat app that lets you order food at home and pay ahead of time. The startup has already worked with two restaurants in New York City to demonstrate the concept.

43
1 year ago

Using machine learning, this startup is building a chatbot that can determine what you really mean, and deliver the right response.

43
1 year ago

A chatbot platform that helps restaurants manage the back of their house. It’s built on top of the same language processing technology that Facebook uses to turn user chat messages into ads.

43
1 year ago

A chatbot that allows bank tellers to handle customer issues with a simple chat interface.

43
1 year ago

A prototype of an app that’s like Snapchat, but for business. It provides users with a personalised feed of photos and videos.

43
11 months ago

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

43
10 months ago

This startup is building a chatbot that helps college students with their college applications, applying for aid and paying their bills.

43
1 year ago

This startup is a chatbot that’s meant to help small businesses manage the toughest parts of their operations.

42
1 year ago

This startup helps companies manage their customer service through an automated chat bot on Facebook Messenger. Its first customer is Zoosk, the dating site and app maker.

42
11 months ago

A startup that builds an AI-powered chatbot to help businesses with product research, customer support, and sales.

42
19 days ago

A developer toolkit for creating chat bots.

42
1 year ago

A platform that acts as a social network for people to organize and attend events in real life, in the same way Snapchat does for people in their digital social network.

41
1 year ago

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

41
1 year ago

A platform to create custom, private, and secure online video chat rooms for a variety of uses, including recruitment, dating, and customer support.

40
1 year ago

A platform that lets companies develop chatbots and have them respond to customer questions without any need for developers.

40
11 months ago

A cloud-based video chat system, one that allows businesses to see and guide customer service reps in real time.

40
11 months ago

The startup helps businesses streamline their operations, process payments, and cut down on errors by using AI-powered chatbots.

39
6 months ago

A remote employee scheduling and communication tool, serving as an alternative to Slack and Hipchat.

39
6 months ago

An AI-assisted chatbot in which the user can ask it questions about their data.

39
6 months ago

A chat-based remote support platform for businesses of all sizes.

39
5 months ago

A startup that wants to create a platform that allows people to participate in virtual competitions using video chat. The platform will launch in the UK and the US in the second half of the year, and will allow people to compete in a range of different games, from puzzle solving to trivia.

39
4 months ago

A chatbot platform that allows users to schedule regular conversations with virtual therapists who provide advice, feedback, and advice.

39
1 year ago

A toolkit that lets you embed a “conversation” into a website, like a chat in a forum or a message board.

38
1 year ago

A startup for enterprise to make it easier to manage and coordinate their work. It’s a Slack-like app with features like job and team management, user management, and a chat-like platform.

38
10 months ago

A group of app makers, including a former YC batch, started a startup to enable broadcasters to promote their content through Snapchat.

38
10 months ago

A Toronto-based startup that brings a trusted chat experience to your mobile device, with a built-in customer support system.

38
10 months ago

A chatbot for users in the UK who are looking to buy a home

38
3 months ago

A chatbot that allows customers to efficiently and quickly help others on the internet.

38
1 month ago

Just launched in August 2019, this is a platform for machine learning chatbots. The company uses the messaging platform for large-scale online shopping and is backed by a group of investors including Dropbox and Salesforce.

38
1 year ago

A company that helps companies automate their sales process with a “human machine interface” where salespeople can interact with the sales process via chatbots.

37
1 year ago

A chatbot for booking rides on Uber and Lyft

37
11 months ago

The startup is building a chat app aimed at social media influencers, driving better engagement on their social media channels.

37
10 months ago

Customer support chatbot that helps support teams take care of incoming support requests.

37
10 months ago

Ideas: A chatbot for Slack. A bot for Slack that helps you find the cheapest flight to a destination, among other things.

37
9 months ago

A social network for women looking to connect with other women to chat, find jobs, and plan events.

37
8 months ago

A startup that aims to help companies buy and sell software as a service. It’s a customer relationship management tool that allows companies to manage their chatbots, CRM, and business applications.

37
7 months ago

A workplace chat app where employees can have ongoing conversations, share documents and files between each other.

37
6 months ago

Connecting people with a shared interest with a way to manage their own chat rooms.

37
1 year ago

A chatbot that uses AI to help people with their personal finance, including retirement planning.

36
10 months ago

This startup is building a chatbot to help employers and employees connect with each other, and help employers better understand their employees' needs and how they can help them.

36
5 months ago

A video-chat app that allows you to screen-share with a doctor over the phone, with a focus on healthcare.

36
4 months ago

A small startup that uses artificial intelligence to provide over-the-phone sales and customer support. The app connects to the companies’ CRM and provides live agent support in a chat interface.

36
10 months ago

A startup that provides a “human-centric” wellness program that connects patients with care professionals in the form of video chats.

35
10 months ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps with financial planning. The startup wants to bring AI to the financial planning industry, which has historically been dominated by humans, who can be biased and inefficient.

35
9 months ago

This is a mobile app that helps companies manage employees. It’s looking to replace tools like Slack or HipChat.

35
7 months ago

This startup is building a chatbot that learns from your habits to give you better recommendations for what to watch based on your interests.

35
6 months ago

A chat application that is more like a messaging app than a social network. It is more like Slack, Kakao Talk, WeChat, Telegram and Facebook Messenger all rolled into one.

35
5 months ago

A phone-based chatbot that helps you figure out which of your emails you can toss without feeling guilty.

35
2 months ago

A startup that has developed an AI-driven chatbot that helps people move into an apartment.

35
1 month ago

A startup that runs a poker table through any video chat, allowing people to play in a virtual environment.

35
1 year ago

A new way for employers to hire workers. The startup uses a live video chat to help employers hire workers quickly. It uses AI to match candidates to employers, and allows employers to ask questions and validate candidates before hiring.

34
11 months ago

A Y Combinator spin-out that’s building a search engine for AI-powered chatbots.

34
11 months ago

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

34
11 months ago

This startup is building a platform for AI-powered chatbots. Their system can be used to power chatbots for any industry or vertical, but they’re currently focused on businesses that are doing customer service.

34
5 months ago

A chat and file-sharing application.

34
5 months ago

A video chat and call service for teams.

34
2 months ago

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

34
1 year ago

A company that helps make a person’s phone more secure through a simple chat or phone call

33
10 months ago

A chatbot designed to answer all of your questions about how to reduce your carbon footprint, which they want to do by partnering with your utility company.

33
10 months ago

This startup is building a platform for chatbots to make sense of customers’ data and make recommendations.

33
9 months ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps you stay organized in your email inbox by flagging the things you should act on right away.

33
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier to communicate with doctors remotely. Doctors can chat with patients via a smartphone or the web, and can see what prescriptions they’ve already written and what they’re working on right now.

32
10 months ago

This company is building a platform for people to message, chat, and share content with each other in a private, secure, and encrypted group chat.

32
10 months ago

A platform that plugs into Slack or HipChat to help employees stay up-to-date on what’s going on in different channels.

32
9 months ago

 Slack is a chat app for team communication. The company’s founders want to build a Slack app that integrates with other platforms, such as Basecamp or Asana.

32
9 months ago

A chatbot that will be available in ten languages and can recognize over 500 “emotional states” through facial expressions, tone of voice, and other factors.

32
8 months ago

A video chat app for mobile devices

32
8 months ago

This app is designed to help people earn one-on-one time with a live mental health counselor. As opposed to getting a video chat with a counselor, users can book a session face-to-face with a counselor via a live video call.

32
6 months ago

A video-chatting app for group video-chatting that also lets you set up custom video calls.

32
5 months ago

A platform for calls-to-action on social media, allowing users to quickly share a button on their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat profile that drives traffic to a website or app. The site has more than 5 million active users.

32
5 months ago

A chatbot that helps users create a “smart contract” based around their personal preference. Founder David Chen tells me that the bot was built to be a “simple and fun way to teach people about smart contracts and blockchain.”

32
3 months ago

A machine learning platform that lets anyone build a chatbot without coding. It’s currently used by Budweiser and HP.

32
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a telemedicine service that lets people consult with doctors via video chat. They’ve already worked with a few dozen companies.

31
1 year ago

A mobile chat platform that lets you video chat with your friends. It actually built a mobile chat platform the same way it built the messaging platform, with no outside funding. It’s now in private beta after launching in December.

31
10 months ago

This startup is building a software platform for companies to manage customer support in their apps, helping them to answer incoming support requests, negotiate with agents to resolve problems in real-time, and chat with customers.

31
9 months ago

A B2B company that uses email, chat and video to help brands make more natural, real-time campaigns. They want to target consumers with the right message at the right time.

31
9 months ago

A company that’s building machine-learning technology to help train and manage AI-powered chatbots.

31
9 months ago

A chatbot that helps people find the right job. It uses a “listening algorithm” to match job seekers with companies with the right fit. Currently focused on the UK.

31
7 months ago

A way for people to chat and share photos on their Android phones without ever having to leave their apps. It’s a chat app that’s always on and can be used with a 3G or LTE connection.

31
1 month ago

An AI and deep learning startup that helps companies create AI-powered chatbots.

31
1 year ago

An alternative to the more popular sharing apps like Snapchat, where people can share videos with friends, but also keep their messages private.

30
8 months ago

A startup that lets you chat in real time with all your friends, even if they’re in different countries or states.

30
8 months ago

A way to easily create a video chat app with voice and video calls, text messaging and file sharing.

30
6 months ago

A platform that helps developers test their applications by letting them build their own custom AI, using a machine-learning library. The startup is working on building specific AI to handle specific jobs, like building custom chatbots.

30
6 months ago

A SaaS provider that allows users to stream live video and chat with people over video, using standard messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Skype.

30
2 months ago

A group messaging app with an Android and iPhone app. The app is free with ads, and in-app purchases of $1.99 unlock a subscription to group chat.

30
1 year ago

This startup is building a chatbot that can help you map out your home renovation or design project. It's available in English and Spanish.

29
8 months ago

This startup wants to make Snapchat contacts more useful. Instead of just sending a snap to a contact, you can send them a message and have them view it.

29
8 months ago

A “marketplace for bots”, where businesses can hire software agents to handle tasks on their behalf. The startup says they can automate tasks like scheduling, scheduling, transcribing, email, and chat support.

29
6 months ago

A real-time video chat app that lets you chat with your friends, family, and coworkers, even if they aren’t online.

29
2 months ago

A chatbot that helps people learn Spanish vocabulary and grammar. The startup wants to build a tool that helps people learn Spanish by chatting with a bot. It’s already built out a prototype and has launched a pilot with Canvas.

29
2 months ago

A chatbot that helps people move past the initial stages of working with a new doctor.

29
5 days ago

This startup is building an AI-powered chatbot assistant for entrepreneurs, to help guide them through their first year, handling things like financial planning, tax preparation, and other needs.

29
1 year ago

ChatOMatic is building a chatbot for Slack channels that can automatically write status updates, notes, and reminders for users.

28
9 months ago

A messaging app for the enterprise, aimed at the “creative” market. The company wants to use the app for project management, chat, and productivity.

28
9 months ago

A startup that’s building a product to help companies build and manage their “automated agents” or chatbots.

28
7 months ago

A tool for communicating with a crowd of people, it's like a Slack for chat rooms.

28
5 months ago

A Slack-like chat for newsrooms, for the purpose of “helping journalists get the word out about their work”.

28
5 months ago

A software company building a video chat app for service providers. The app is for service providers to communicate with each other about services in a chat-based environment.

28
4 months ago

A telemedicine startup aiming to link doctors and patients through video chat.

28
1 month ago

A text-based chat app for people with dementia.

28
1 year ago

A hybrid of Slack and Telegram, where users can chat with each other and their channels on the platform, and the company’s bots can do more dynamic tasks on the side. It’s currently available for beta on iOS.

27
11 months ago

A platform that allows businesses to manage customer service, sales, and marketing team through one dashboard, combining CRM, chat, and email functionality.

27
9 months ago

The startup behind the YourTango.com app and website is planning to launch a new online messaging app that will let people chat with their friends and family face to face, and the first users will be celebrities.

27
8 months ago

A chatbot for HR departments to help workers at companies sign up for benefits.

27
7 months ago

A tool for building and scaling events for schools, sporting events and similar. It’s built on top of the same chat and to-do list features of Slack, but is designed to be more scalable.

27
4 months ago

A startup that allows users to chat with a local concierge to get a ride, shuttle, or service request.

27
2 months ago

An AI-powered chatbot that offers financial advice to people.

27
2 months ago

This application is an AI-based chatbot that uses the context of a conversation to figure out what data you need and can provide. It has been active for over a year and is available on Amazon’s Alexa platform.

27
8 months ago

A Slack-like platform for online chat rooms and one-on-one messaging using customizable avatars to represent each user.

26
7 months ago

A replacement for the “shitty” conference call or conference voice chat apps that clutter your phone. The startup wants to use a sophisticated system of algorithms to filter through all of the crappy conference calls that happen in your daily life. The company’s founders say these calls are distracting, and in some places illegal.

26
3 months ago

A platform that helps people connect with others, whether it’s for a business deal, a job, or just to hang out and chat.

26
10 months 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.

25
8 months ago

A startup that connects teachers to their students, so teachers don’t have to find their students themselves. It also provides a teacher chat function for teachers to discuss students and review scores.

25
7 months ago

Chatting for businesses, this is a chat app for salespeople to build rapport and keep in touch with customers.

25
7 months ago

A chatbot for the eBay auction site.

25
6 months ago

A chatbot to help you schedule home maintenance and repair, with an iOS and Android app to help you track the job.

25
4 months ago

A private messaging app that encrypts text and video messages between users. It allows users to have end-to-end encryption and forward messages to other users through a secure chat interface.

25
8 months ago

A startup that offers a virtual customer service platform that allows large companies to easily create customer service chatbots.

24
7 months ago

A chatbot that helps users understand the ins and outs of their retirement accounts.

24
7 months ago

A software platform that drives collaboration across multiple teams in the same way that Gchat does for messaging.

24
7 months ago

A chatbot that helps you find an apartment you can actually afford.

24
6 months ago

A startup that allows companies to easily create and manage their own chatbot platform. The company wants to use chatbots as a way to increase productivity at work, and to help make it easier for recruiters to vet candidates.

24
5 months ago

This company is building a “chatbot-based sales force” that helps customers with their orders, and to track their orders once they’ve placed one.

24
4 months ago

This startup is building a social network for millennials, but it’s not a clone of Snapchat, it’s a more traditional social network.

24
1 month ago

A web-based chat platform that provides employees with an easy way to manage their own work schedules.

24
5 months ago

A text-based chat app for the blind and visually impaired that leverages voice search and voice-to-text.

23
5 months ago

A chatbot that allows you to book meetings directly on the Slack platform.

23
2 months ago

A startup that wants to provide a more unified experience for using Slack, a popular chat app. It wants to take this message board-like service one step further by integrating with other services like Trello and Asana.

23
17 days ago

A chatbot meant to help automate the process of having a new product idea. The chatbot begins by asking users questions about their product goals and then uses those insights to generate a list of potential product ideas that could be relevant to their needs. The startup says over 50% of their user-generated data is generated by their chatbot.

23
9 months ago

The startup is looking to create a marketplace that allows bars and restaurants to connect with their customers via an in-app chat feature rather than by phone.

22
9 months ago

A company that works with local governments and nonprofit organizations to help them get free, city-wide WiFi for their residents. They have funded and built their own network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and expanded to New Orleans, Detroit, and Indianapolis.

22
8 months ago

 A mobile-first, chat-based payment platform for the hospitality industry.

22
8 months ago

A video chat app for kids, where parents can chat with the kids on screen, even if they are offline. The app is aimed at children ages 6-14.

22
5 months 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.

22
4 months ago

A chatbot for managing and responding to customer reviews.

22
1 month ago

A company building a chatbot that evaluates your current financial status and predicts your future.

22
2 days ago

A real-time chat bot that will link up with Slack to help teams better communicate and collaborate.

22
11 months ago

A startup that wants to help employees better communicate with their coworkers. The company provides a chat-like platform for employees to communicate with each other.

21
7 months ago

Chatbots that help organize and manage healthcare records and make it easier to get care.

21
5 months ago

A private chat app for groups that allows for encrypted group chats with shared access to files, photos and other media

21
4 months ago

A chatbot that helps developers with technical support, giving them access

21
1 month ago

A chatbot that allows you to hire a nanny or teach a language online, based on your schedule and preferences.

21
8 months ago

A chatbot for lawyers that helps them schedule meetings

20
8 months ago

"A video chat app for people with disabilities", which is making use of the latest machine learning.

20
4 months ago

A chatbot that helps people figure out what they should be eating based on factors like their genes, their age, and their health needs.

20
3 months ago

This startup is building a new type of chatbot that helps you at home, based on the same AI that powers Siri and Alexa.

20
9 months ago

A startup that says it is building a chatbot to make it easier to book appointments and businesses.

19
7 months 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.

19
6 months ago

A messaging app that puts the power of group chat into the hands of individual users.

19
5 months ago

A live chat desk for customer service and sales, with the goal of being a tool for success rather than a way to avoid it.

19
4 months ago

A chatbot that helps people learn languages, with a focus on European languages.

19
1 month ago

A chatbot that helps businesses get started selling right away, without having to build their own website or go through the customer onboarding process.

19
18 days ago

A platform for building AI-powered chatbots for marketers. They want to be the next Slack.

19
5 months ago

A collaboration tool for groups of people in a team, where each member gets their own channel and a shared channel where they can chat, share files, etc.

18
4 months ago

This startup wants to build a network of AI-driven chat bots that tap into Slack to help customers make more informed decisions.

18
4 months ago

A visual way of sending money to family and friends, with built-in chat capabilities so you can directly message your recipients about the funds.

18
3 months ago

A video chat tool to help people communicate with dementia patients and their caregivers.

18
3 months ago

A tech-enabled financial advisor, allowing customers to communicate with their advisor via email, text, chat, and phone. The startup is a spin-out from the University of Texas and is currently focused on the US market.

18
3 months ago

A platform for building AI-powered chatbots. The company is building its own natural language processing engine, which it says is better than others on the market.

18
1 month ago

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

18
1 month ago

A social network that merges live video and video chats. The startup was founded in October 2018, and already has users in 20 countries.

18
1 month ago

A startup that wants to take on Slack, the chat app that connects teams, by offering a version of Slack for small teams.

18
18 days ago

An AI-powered chatbot that empowers people with information about their health and condition.

18
2 years ago

A software company that provides a tool for creating a knowledge base for customer service, with an AI chatbot that helps you solve customer problems.

17
8 months ago

A new feature for Slack (which is a messaging/chat application), allowing users to create a group of people who could potentially be interested in a product or service. The startup says it’s already working with a small team of companies and that it plans to roll out to the 1.1 million Slack users.

17
7 months ago

A sales and marketing automation tool that gives salespeople a way to communicate with customers through email, chat, phone and social media. The company is also building a better CRM and lead management system.

17
3 months ago

A computer that receives and translates text from the internet into speech. The startup is building a chatbot, and related tools and services.

17
2 months ago

An enterprise-grade chat client for businesses, targeting the enterprise market. At launch, the app enables real-time collaboration across teams and includes an integrated salesforce.com, so customers can send and receive emails, use Slack, and manage contacts all in one place.

17
2 months ago

This is a company that aims to build a free, open-source, community-driven framework that makes it easy to build chatbots. The team is looking to build out a bot-building platform that allows you to create your own chatbot with just a couple of clicks and then download the bot as an app.

17
1 month ago

A platform for creating training programs for sales teams, The company offers video-based training, with users logging in to watch a video and work through a set of exercises. It also has live chat functionality, and the ability to track which exercises users complete.

17
1 month ago

A tool for creating and sharing “thumbnails” of your screen and chats.

17
1 month ago

 A chatbot designed to help with the problem of translation between English and Japanese.

17
1 month ago

A company that provides text and video messaging for small businesses like hair salons. In addition to text and video messaging, customers can also get a snapshot of their appointment and directions, with a chatbot alongside it.

17
5 days ago

A startup that uses machine learning and data science to build intelligent chatbots that can do things like make restaurant reservations

17
7 months ago

A machine learning-based chatbot that offers live chat session support and will eventually be able to chat with customers via social media platforms like Facebook.

16
3 months ago

A chat app for kids that infuses video into the app. The startup’s founders have a background in animation, with one of the founders previously working on the "Finding Nemo" sequel.

16
1 month ago

An AI chatbot that helps farmers in India manage their produce. It’s meant to give farmers access to AI-generated insights on produce, including when it’s ripe and when it’s best to harvest.

16
1 month ago

A social networking app where you can message and chat with people who have a rare disease.

16
1 month ago

A chatbot for people who have been recently released from prison. The startup’s founders say that over 25% of the US prison population is in prison for drug-related offenses, and that nearly 70% of those incarcerated are people of color.

16
1 month ago

A video chat service for kids that helps parents manage their children’s screen time.

15
4 months ago

A live-chat software for companies with multiple time zones. The startup helps companies get a 24x7 chat service for their staff without having to buy an expensive phone system.

14
3 months ago

A chatbot that helps users find the cheapest flight on their chosen airline and search for the best flights on selected dates.

14
2 months ago

An AI-powered insurance company that uses chatbots to provide 24/7 customer service, and claims management for customers. Currently testing in Arizona.

14
1 month ago

Catchy U is a chatbot platform that sits in the top of your browser, and allows you to interact with the things you care about most.

14
24 days ago

A mobile app that connects people with a shared interest in the same TV show, so that they can chat about it.

14
17 days ago

A startup that helps people get better at their jobs by giving them access to a “digital coach”, or a coach that’s always available via text, email, or video chat.

14
7 days ago

This startup wants to build bots for Slack and Slack’s chat-based messaging app. It’s focused on building bots that can schedule meetings, search for people, and do basic tasks like responding to messages.

14
8 months ago

An artificial intelligence chatbot that answers questions about a company’s product.

13
1 month ago

A chatbot that helps with scheduling, payment and other tasks for house sitters.

13
27 days ago

A startup that merges the video chat and voice chat on Skype, allowing users to have voice audio on any video.

13
8 days ago

A text-based chat app that uses machine learning to track the progress of a conversation and know when to stop a conversation or switch between friends.

13
4 months ago

The premium version of the popular chat client Discord. The founders are building a product that helps smaller, independent developers book services and manage their own store. The company says it’s the only app that lets users build their own store.

12
4 months ago

An AI chatbot that helps developers with technical support, giving them access to the knowledge of a group of developers who specialize in different areas. The startup was founded on May 11th.

12
3 months ago

This startup is building an AI-based personal assistant that can read texts, emails and chat messages, and help you organize your day.

12
3 months ago

An AI-powered chatbot that responds to queries like “what is the weather like tomorrow” and “what are the sales for this week” in a manner that’s “personalized” and “conversational”. The startup hopes to move into the voice assistant space.

12
3 months ago

An enterprise-grade chatbot that allows companies to train the chatbot to interact with their teams. Current users include Google and Microsoft, who are using it for customer service.

12
2 months ago

A startup that wants to help companies hire contract employees like nurses, doctors, and lawyers — but with a twist: they're not only digital, they're also real. The idea is to build a network of "agent" workers that are real people, with whom companies can chat and conduct interviews.

12
1 month ago

This startup is working on a toolkit for companies to build their own chatbots.

12
1 month ago

A customer service employee, or “helper,” who’s also a part of the support team. The startup uses video chat to bring the experienced help desk agent to the customer’s side.

12
9 days ago

“We’ve put together a chatbot that allows you to book a meeting in under one minute.”

12
2 months ago

A chat app to help people find a ride, similar to how Uber works. The app works on iOS and Android.

11
28 days ago

A chat program for businesses, similar to Slack.

11
25 days ago

A startup that helps teachers organize their classroom via a virtual classroom that allows them to share resources, record ideas and chat with other teachers.

11
2 years ago

Idea: A music education startup that wants to provide teachers for music students in a Snapchat-like interface.

10
2 months ago

A tool for creating intelligent chatbot interactions.

10
11 days ago

A chatbot for finding, booking and paying for an Uber car ride.

10
6 days ago

A new way for people to buy and sell goods and services that’s built for the Snapchat generation. Rather than the traditional auction-style marketplaces, the startup is looking to create a “Buy It Now” marketplace.

10
6 days ago

A chatbot that’s meant to help people with chronic and mental health issues, like anxiety and depression, get access to medical professionals. The bot is a project of the nonprofit Mental Health America.

10
3 months ago

A chatbot for restaurant reservations.

9
25 days ago

A chatbot (or “bot”) that helps you find the cheapest flight based on your location.

9
11 days ago

A chatbot for finding, booking and paying for an Airbnb stay. The startup developed a chatbot that can do all of that.

9
1 month ago

This startup is building AI chat bots, which they say are better at gaining customer data than human customer service reps.

8
11 days ago

 Armed with an AI-powered chatbot and an online marketplace, Pepper is a service that helps retailers find suppliers and manufacturers. Pepper claims that its buyers and sellers connect directly, saving them time and money.

8
9 days ago

A chat service for mobile journalists, relying on a community of journalists to help distribute breaking news.

5
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building an application that helps call centers handle chat/chatbot conversations with customers. It’s a way to help them navigate inquiries that come in via different communication channels.

4
2 years ago

A startup that offers an AI-powered video-chat system that allows you to exchange documents and files by just pointing at them

1
2 years ago

A startup that provides an online chat system that is paired with a mobile app where people can message a doctor for a diagnosis

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for real-time chat software for businesses, with a focus on making it easy to build bots and integrate with other tools (like Google Calendar, Salesforce, and HubSpot)

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This is a one-on-one video messaging app that allows users to video chat with someone who speaks a different language

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Social network for (mostly) women to chat about their periods

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Chat with a lawyer in under 5 minutes

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for freelancers to build custom chatbots and integrate them into messaging apps

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2 years ago

Idea: A chatbot for Facebook Messenger that helps people manage their finances

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup for storing, organizing, and sharing documents and files, along with secure chat

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2 years ago

Idea: A chatbot for the admissions process

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2 years ago

Idea: A Chatbot for Lawyers that uses natural language processing to understand human input and produce relevant answers

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2 years ago

Idea: Startup that has built a toolkit for turning any website into a chatbot The startup wants to take the friction out of building bots by providing a visual interface and developer tools

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2 years ago

Idea: A self-learning, natural language processing platform for chatbots that can connect with any API

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that aims to help people learn to code through a combination of chatbots and online courses The company’s founders say they’re currently working on an AI-powered chatbot that can make coding exercises more interesting

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2 years ago

Idea: A platform for chatbots that can visualize and interact with data

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2 years ago

Idea: A group chat app for communities and groups that want to have a private conversation with a single person

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2 years ago

Idea: Allows people to send money to family and friends in the Philippines via chat apps like Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and Telegram The chat apps offer a great way to chat with people, but it’s a hassle to send money via another platform like PayPal or Venmo, so they’re using chat apps as the payment mechanism

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup building a chatbot for e-commerce, meant to improve customer service and boost sales

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A new way to consume the web as a company It’s a homepage replacement that lets you run custom searches, integrate with tools like Slack, and create spaces to chat

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup building a chatbot for booking appointments for electric car charging

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A digital marketing firm building a platform that helps companies target customers through chatbots Their first target market is tech support, but the startup wants to expand into other verticals

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for building instant messaging applications with chatbots for corporations

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A chatbot building platform that lets people quickly build and deploy chatbots on Facebook Messenger, Kik, or Telegram

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a way to share the cognitive load of family planning. The service pairs a chatbot with a fertility tracking app to help couples track their progress.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A B2B company that’s building an “automated B2B sales chatbot”. The startup, which is focused on B2B SaaS companies, wants to help those companies schedule meetings with prospects and track conversations.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that combines the idea of a social network with the idea of a dating app. People can follow each other and post content, but they can also chat with each other. The founders say that their users are posting content at a rate

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A customer engagement platform for retail banks. The startup helps banks build online communities that allow customers to chat about products and services from within the bank’s website.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a toolkit to help you build your own chatbot. Users can build a chatbot that works

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes a chatbot for customer service, meant to help companies scale their customer service. Like a lot of companies, it’s built on AI.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A company that’s building a way to offer nutritional advice to people through a chatbot.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup built on the premise that traditional email newsletters are a relic of the past. The startup wants to bring the “chatbot”

-1
2 years ago

Idea: An AI-powered chatbot that will perform basic legal tasks like signing documents or finding a lawyer for you.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for creating animated characters that can be used for chatbots and other kinds of interfaces, ranging from mobile apps to web apps.

-1
2 years ago

Therapy chatbots to solve depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides a way for companies to sell to customers using chat. The company counts major banks as clients and claims to have a 2.5% conversion rate.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a toolkit for people to build their own chatbots. It wants to become the go-to platform for people who want to automate their businesses, sales, and so on.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A video chat tool for doctors and patients to coordinate home visits.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A tool for helping companies and employees build their own internal chatrooms. The founder says that the product has been used by YC for the past few years, and is now being offered to other companies as well.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A data-driven chatbot for hiring and managing remote workers and contractors. It’s built for managing teams of freelancers.

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2 years ago

Idea: An AI-powered email platform that integrates with Gmail, with a focus on the “personal touch”. The startup’s founder says there’s a generation of people who grew up on AOL’s chat interface and have since forgotten how to write emails (because they’ve been using chat).

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2 years ago

Idea: A platform for building chatbots. The founders say their competitor, Maya, charges $3,000 per month while their offering is just $995 per month.

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