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2 years ago

A browser extension that tracks the cost of your everyday items (fries, cup of coffee, etc.) over time and cross-references this data with the Starbucks menu. In addition to the main purpose of tracking your coffee expenses, the tool also allows users to find out if they are spending more than they should and how to cut back.

455
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies with analytics on their customer acquisition costs, and then recommend how much cash they should spend.

381
6 months ago

A company that connects people with local handymen, who can perform repairs for them for a percentage of the cost.

327
5 months ago

A platform from Tel Aviv, Israel, that compares the cost and quality of products you’re buying to help you make smarter decisions.

278
2 years ago

A startup that an online marketplace for VR powered by blockchain to reduce the transaction cost

261
1 year ago

Web-based software that helps farmers increase yields and reduce costs of farming

253
1 year ago

Two different hardware startups that aim to help businesses set up a server farm on the cheap. Both claim their products are the lowest-cost solution for businesses looking to set up a private cloud.

233
1 year ago

People love their pets, but when it comes to veterinary care, there’s a shortage of vets, and a high cost. PetMeds is building a subscription service that integrates with veterinarians to deliver pharmaceuticals and supplies to pets at home, where they can get better care and less expensively.

230
1 year ago

Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

212
11 months ago

A global marketplace for local goods that requires zero inventory or storage costs. The startup says it can deliver goods from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world within 48 hours.

185
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.

184
1 year ago

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

168
1 year ago

 A startup that creates low-cost, programmable electronics for the Internet of Things.

167
2 years ago

A software platform that lets brands communicate with marketing departments around the world — making workflows easier and more cost-effective.

158
1 year ago

The startup makes on-demand cleaners available for home services, largely to help cities manage their waste. By putting the service in the hands of users, it helps cities cut costs and be more efficient.

149
2 years ago

A startup that reduces time and costs involved in obtaining and renewing a US work visa

142
1 year ago

A startup for teachers and parents to create an after-school program that takes place during the school day and aims to save money on travel and out-of-school costs.

137
1 year ago

A startup for selling used cars, selling cars wholesale and at a lower cost than dealerships. The startup has partnered with dealerships in the US already, and is adding an auto insurance product to help offset the cost of rental cars for customers.

137
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a low-cost, low-power drone with software that allows it to do a variety of tasks, including aerial photography.

135
2 years ago

A kit for building low-cost drones.

135
2 years ago

A B2B platform company that helps healthcare and insurance companies gather and use patient data to improve care, manage costs, and reduce waste.

134
2 years ago

 A cost of living comparison tool for millennials

130
2 years ago

Building a subscription service for hosting websites, similar to Windows’ own hosting service but without the cost.

130
2 years ago

When you want to buy a new coat, you order it from a store. When you want to buy a new car, you do the same, and your credit card company gets in touch with you. When you want to buy a new smartphone, you have to go through the same process. It’s a bit of a hassle, and it costs a lot of money.

129
2 years ago

A customer and supplier management software to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce costs and increase productivity.

128
2 years ago

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

128
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for tracking and keeping tabs on the cost of a medical procedure. The idea is to allow patients to shop around for prices, and also to provide a level of transparency that many hospitals don’t have.

126
2 years ago

A startup that helps credit unions expand their lending options by lowering the cost and time it takes to get a loan.

125
1 year ago

A new startup that wants to help small businesses and restaurants keep track of their inventory, and the cost of their items.

123
2 years ago

A startup that helps users send money and pay bills at no cost. Currently only available in the UK

122
2 years ago

A platform for small business buying and selling services, which it says is more cost-effective than going through agents.

122
2 years ago

A new way of doing customer service that can cut costs.

122
1 year ago

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

122
2 years ago

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

121
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help schools estimate their energy costs. The startup’s founders say they want to make it easier for schools to measure and manage their energy costs, but they also want to make it easier for them to implement energy saving measures.

120
2 years ago

A company that helps companies buy the most cost-effective insurance coverage for their employees as a group.

119
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses connect with insurers and other partners to manage their risk and reduce their costs.

119
2 years ago

The Delhi-based startup is building a platform that helps users book flights, hotels, and car rentals with a single app. The company claims it can slash travel costs by as much as 80 percent.

119
2 years ago

A company that offers a low-cost alternative to dental work for low-income people in the US.

119
2 years ago

A platform for sharing home services and letting customers compare costs and quality.

119
2 years ago

This startup helps companies deliver care to patients in a more efficient manner. The company works with hospitals to help them deliver care in a more cost-effective way.

118
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help you find low cost utility companies that provide better service.

118
2 years ago

A social network for those in finance, made with the goal of “reducing the cost of the financial system by democratizing access to financial markets.”

118
2 years ago

A company that makes both low-cost and premium products for the fashion industry. The premium products include the T-shirt, the slim-fit denim, and the leather jacket. The company is also manufacturing a line of eyewear, and it recently launched a line of knitwear for women.

117
2 years ago

A startup that pairs you with a community of debt-free, budget-conscious people who are willing to split the cost of a car, home, furniture, or other major purchase.

116
2 years ago

A delivery app that lets couriers send beer and wine deliveries to people’s homes for the same cost as ordering a pizza.

116
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that lets users scan in their groceries, learn how much it costs, and then print the bill at home.

116
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps users manage their health care costs on a variety of health care plans

115
1 year ago

A company that helps people who want to be independent living at home avoid the costs associated with needing an in-home caregiver.

115
1 year ago

App that helps travelers find and book carpools. The startup is equipped with a whole suite of tools for drivers looking to share the driving costs with others in the car.

115
1 year ago

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

115
2 years ago

A company that helps its customers build their own hardware. Once they have the specs for the product, they can create a 3D design, and get it printed at Shapeways at a fraction of the cost of other companies that do the same thing.

114
2 years ago

A mobile app that lets people monitor the cost of their medications by scanning their barcode or entering the pharmacy’s name.

114
2 years ago

This “new era of vending machines” wants to help grocery stores sell beverages at a lower cost

114
2 years ago

Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

113
2 years ago

A no-cost education platform that helps students learn how to code by watching videos online. Arist wants to help millions of people learn programming.

113
2 years ago

A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

113
2 years ago

Builds and delivers smart meters for solar farms in India. The startup claims that it’s the lowest cost alternative to utility-scale solar.

113
2 years ago

A platform for businesses to use and manage their international trade finance more easily, helping them avoid the costs and delays of traditional financing.

112
2 years ago

A digital tool to help managers and employees manage their time and costs.

112
2 years ago

This is a service that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft.

112
2 years ago

A startup for restaurants that helps them track and manage their food-related costs and inventory.

112
2 years ago

A platform for scheduling and tracking overhead costs for nonprofits.

111
2 years ago

A home energy service software company that helps users track and manage their energy usage in real-time. Anyone can install the service, which allows users to subscribe to a specific time frame or a whole week and pay $5 to $8 per day. Meant to help people save money on their energy costs.

111
1 year ago

A B2B platform to keep track of product costs, with a recurring revenue model that covers processing fees for orders, as well as profit margin.

111
2 years ago

Connecting the bike-sharing market in China to the local electric vehicle market. The Startup offers a low cost electric car battery that can be swapped into an electric bike.

110
2 years ago

A startup that simplifies the process of selling online, allowing anyone to list items on multiple shopping sites. The idea is that doing so is more cost-efficient than having to curate items individually on each.

110
2 years ago

The startup uses AI to guide you through the process of buying a home, starting with a base salary and home costs, then dividing up the costs per square foot and getting a personal loan.

110
2 years ago

This app for restaurant managers lets them manage their restaurant’s food costs. The app is designed for restaurants with a large number of employees and several kitchens, and helps them track costs and improve efficiency.

109
1 year ago

A startup that aims to reduce the cost of renting out a house while also making it easier for homeowners to rent out properties through apps and online portals.

109
2 years ago

This startup is building a comprehensive online marketplace for the sale of assets like real estate and cars. The startup is focused on rural markets like India, where the costs of buying and selling homes and commodities is often prohibitively high.

108
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help you get to work faster by providing an easy-to-use, low-cost way to book rides through Uber.

108
2 years ago

A tool that helps small businesses streamline their operations via a cloud-based tool with CRM and marketing automation. The startup wants to help companies set up their own platforms, which they claim can help save 15% to 40% of costs.

108
2 years ago

A tool to help people figure out the best way to get from point A to point B, based on cost, time, and traffic patterns.

107
2 years ago

A solution that allows small businesses to build and manage their own virtual teams. The startup aims to help companies build virtual teams that are more efficient and cost effective than traditional team management.

107
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a “green” power plant designed to burn trash. They want to build sustainable power plants, using waste as fuel, and keeping energy costs low.

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps mobile app developers manage their costs by identifying the best time to purchase and sell mobile ads It’s currently working with 500 developers to help them optimize mobile ad spending

106
2 years ago

A venture-backed startup that’s building a platform for home builders that helps them manage their quality assurance, build projects faster, and reduce costs.

106
2 years ago

A financial management application to help freelancers get paid, track their costs, and manage their invoices.

105
2 years ago

A startup that wants to disrupt the textbook market by offering low-cost, digital textbooks made by an average person.

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants reduce costs by automating their point-of-sale systems, so they can focus on other areas of their business.

105
2 years ago

A startup that’s helping small businesses in the US automate payroll and create financial reporting with minimal cost. The company is now focusing on being a one-stop shop for small businesses.

105
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies organize their email, Slack, and other messaging systems. The startup’s founders say it can save companies 5% to 30% on their monthly email costs, and that it’s used by companies like MercadoLibre, Zappos, and Expedia.

105
2 years ago

A company that uses AI to help make low-cost, high-quality face-to-face video calls.

105
2 years ago

A company that builds products that help people understand their finances and save money. It saves customers money in the form of lower interest rates and lower cost of credit, and it pays interest on all savings in a person’s bank account.

104
2 years ago

A tool for procurement managers that helps them understand their spend and reduce costs.

104
2 years ago

A company that helps companies be more efficient and cost-effective

103
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses keep track of their finances. The company is an online invoice management system that helps companies manage invoices and costs more than $300 million in annual revenue.

103
2 years ago

In the past, a person could get insurance through a company and then write off the cost of that insurance. With the advent of the individual market, many companies are no longer offering insurance because the rate they would have to charge is too low.

103
1 year ago

A startup that gives people access to low-cost, high-speed wireless internet in a place they’d otherwise have to pay for a fixed line.

103
2 years ago

A local delivery service that uses the power of group buying to bring the price of a meal down to a single total cost per person.

102
2 years ago

The high cost of online advertising means that marketers struggle to find the right people to reach with their ads. Yieldly wants to automate the process of finding the right people, using a system of algorithms that finds the right person to target for the right job, based on the criteria the company needs.

101
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies create a digital open-book management system. The startup wants to help companies automate their paperwork and cut down on costs.

101
2 years ago

A software platform that enables the sharing of carpooling services based on income levels, creating a price that includes how much it costs to get to work, how much your coworkers are willing to pay, and how much you’re willing to pay.

101
2 years ago

A company that’s building a “novel” construction management system for construction projects that use “smart data” to predict how expensive a project will be down to the square foot of a building. It’s meant to replace the current method where a project management team manually calculates the costs.

101
2 years ago

A software company that aims to help employers and HR departments manage the cost of employee benefits. It aims to make it easier for employers to understand what they’re paying and how to improve it. They’re currently in talks with banks to offer a new product.

101
2 years ago

A B2B company that connects companies with Indonesian factories that can produce goods at a lower cost than competitors outside the country.

101
2 years ago

This startup is building an application that connects credit unions with third parties like landlords, allowing them to provide credit to their members at a lower cost than in-person lenders.

100
2 years ago

New York - New York City is home to the largest financial district in the world, but the cost of living for interns in this area is so high that it’s difficult for companies to entice young talent to stay. This startup, known as Give, wants to make it easier for companies to hire interns.

99
2 years ago

A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

99
2 years ago

A digital platform to help consumers compare home loans at a low cost

99
2 years ago

A startup that helps farmers and businesses avoid the high cost of getting loans, especially through microfinance.

99
2 years ago

This startup is building a way for people to buy and sell used items at a fraction of the cost of new goods.

99
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies manage their customer service costs by managing the number of customer support hours.

98
2 years ago

A tool for hiring consultants, with the goal of reducing costs by 30% and cutting the number of steps it takes to get a consultant hired.

98
2 years ago

A startup that enables doctors to treat patients with diabetes by prescribing them low-cost glucose-monitoring devices. The startup is partnered with the American Diabetes Association and has already provided over 10,000 glucose monitoring devices to patients in the US.

97
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that helps restaurants manage the costs of delivery, predicting when customers will order and then using predictive analytics to ensure food is available when they need it.

97
2 years ago

A startup that sells a tool for customers to book travel for themselves and their friends at the same time, and to help them understand the cost of what they’re booking. The startup has built a system that allows them to share the itinerary with friends, and helps them navigate and understand the cost of their own travel.

97
2 years ago

A suburban hacker space, the Haus will provide low-cost hack and maker spaces for people to build “things”. The business, which is also an answer to the trend of “maker spaces” in cities like San Francisco and New York, is built around a single shared space, where members can come to build and learn.

96
2 years ago

PowerMeter is a smart meter data company. They want to provide “a data-driven mobile application for consumers and businesses that uses data from the smart meters to provide insights about power consumption, cost savings, and energy savings on a monthly and annual basis.”

96
2 years ago

A platform for software developers to be able to build and test mobile apps and websites with ease. In a press release, the company said that its technology was “designed to reduce the time and cost of development for mobile applications.”

96
2 years ago

The startup offers some of the lowest-cost dental insurance in the United States. It wants to win over the many people with gaps in insurance coverage that many large companies have.

96
2 years ago

A tool to help users understand the credit and risk of the costs of their insurance plan.

95
2 years ago

A B2B company that helps companies manage their insurance policies and costs. The company is currently in the process of raising a new round of funding.

94
2 years ago

A startup that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft. This is a startup that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft. This is a startup that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft.

94
2 years ago

A digital product management platform that helps enterprise software vendors manage the development of their products. Its pitch is that it’s more cost effective for customers to make changes on the fly, rather than make and test changes to an entire CRM system.

94
2 years ago

A startup focused on helping to lower the cost of the gig economy. They provide a platform for workers to outsource tasks as much as they need, and helps clients with tasks like hiring, HR, and payroll.

94
2 years ago

A startup that wants to cut the cost of an “unmanned” service.

94
2 years ago

A B2B Internet of Things platform for the construction industry that offers a platform for construction companies to make products that can be automated, from construction vehicles to buildings. The company is building a “smart factory” that offers a low-cost manufacturing model that can be automated, allowing construction companies to run on lean manufacturing principles.

93
2 years ago

A startup that compares the costs of different lenders, which is what launched a year ago. The company aims to be a one-stop shop for people looking for loans, saving them time and money.

93
2 years ago

A company that helps companies create software that allows them to sell more online while keeping their costs down.

93
2 years ago

A startup that helps people choose and set up online advertising campaigns, including cost-per-click (CPC), cost-per-thousand (CPM), cost-per-action (CPA), and cost-per-install (CPI).

92
1 year ago

App that helps you estimate the cost of your home renovations based on your own inputs.

91
1 year ago

A digital media studio that helps brands create top-quality videos by combining story-telling and media technology. The startup is looking to create a platform that is easy for people to use, allowing for professional-level video production at a minimal cost.

91
2 years ago

A company that aims to help companies track spending for every product they ship and identify opportunities to reduce costs.

90
1 month ago

A portable diagnostic tool for children to run noninvasive tests. A startup that helps parents test their kids for common problems before they go to the doctor. The startup is working on a lower-cost version of its product that can be used at home.

90
2 years ago

A simple solution that allows people to track and pay for their electricity, gas, and water bills. The company wants to make paying bills easier than it is today and aims to cut costs for customers as a result.

89
2 years ago

It’s a way for companies to distribute benefits to employees without increasing their payroll costs.

86
2 years ago

A tool for helping companies understand which parts of their supply chain are inflating costs.

86
2 years ago

“A low-cost, durable, and scalable solution for the enterprise that replaces the expense of traditional PDAs and cellphones.”

86
2 years ago

A startup that builds software that helps automate physical inventory tracking at warehouses, helping companies lower costs and increase efficiency.

85
2 years ago

The startup offers a platform that helps you manage your insurance and healthcare needs from one place, using an “integrated health platform” that breaks down medical costs into categories and lets you quickly compare practitioners and procedures.

84
2 years ago

A Fintech startup that helps retailers like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus better manage inventory to help them slash their costs and increase sales.

84
2 years ago

A company building a kit to help you create your own “smart” home — for a fraction of the cost of similar systems.

84
2 years ago

A solution that helps large retailers and manufacturers avoid expensive damage and return costs.

84
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses in the US and beyond streamline their sales and HR processes, with a focus on increasing customer engagement and reducing costs.

83
1 year ago

A company that provides software to help companies that use cloud-based apps to keep track of employees’ health for better insurance rate negotiations. The startup is working with companies like Costco and Hyatt.

83
1 year ago

A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

82
2 years ago

A platform that allows retailers to sell their products online without buying wholesale, lowering costs and maximizing margins. They’re building a marketplace that connects retailers directly with manufacturers.

81
2 years ago

 This startup is building software to help Canadian insurers provide better information to patients about things like drug costs, clinic visit costs, lab visit costs, etc.

80
2 years ago

A health insurance alternative for young adults. It’s a $1 per month plan that is affordable and has low out of pocket costs for patients.

80
2 years ago

A startup that helps women save on their families’ healthcare costs by creating a digital health dashboard of their monthly medical expenses

79
1 year ago

A platform that integrates with existing systems to give users a view into the costs of running their business.

79
1 year ago

A company that brings down the cost of guest-listing events, from $20 for a single ticket to $20 for a guest list, to $5 for a guest list.

79
1 year ago

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

79
2 years ago

A “free, no-code” web application that allows teams to create and manage a shared document repository. It’s currently in a beta stage and costs $7 per month.

78
1 year ago

A startup that helps people get their car inspected, selling it to insurance companies as an add-on rather than for the full cost of inspection.

77
1 year ago

A California-based startup that makes a low-cost, low-power, solar powered charger for phones and other devices. It’s a rival to the crowd-funded Fission, which offers a similar product.

77
2 years ago

A startup that aggregates and analyzes information about the cost of living and quality of life in a location to help people decide where to move

76
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help companies and businesses grow by working with them to eliminate waste and reduce costs.

76
2 years ago

A platform which provides cost-efficient and secure cloud-based maintenance operations for IT infrastructure through a single API.

76
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easier to deal with the risks and costs associated with running a business. The company aims to help business owners save time and money, and to make it easier to access professional services.

76
2 years ago

This startup wants to offer a cheaper alternative to the costly, time-consuming process of renting a car, and make it easy for car buyers to find the right car for their needs.

76
1 year ago

A health care company that aims to make it easy for patients to access, at a fraction of the cost of traditional health insurance, the full range of doctor and hospital services.

76
1 year ago

A startup that’s helping dental offices reduce costs and improve patient experience by adding a 3D tool that lets dentists see what they’re doing in real-time.

76
1 year ago

A platform for sharing and measuring data in real time. The startup’s goal is to help hospitals save lives by improving operation outcomes and reducing costs.

76
1 year ago

A software company that helps businesses figure out how much they’re paying for electricity, and then sets up a cash flow model to ensure they’re using less electricity. The company has a database of over 1,000 utility companies that it uses to calculate the cost of electricity.

76
1 year ago

A company that helps improve the efficiency of service delivery for restaurants. Their model is to use automation to eliminate the costs of inefficient or underutilized staff and equipment, allowing restaurants to focus on creating more value.

75
1 year ago

A startup that wants to use AI to create bespoke, cost-effective car insurance policies based on an agent’s driving history

75
1 year ago

Gives people the ability to “give back” in a way that’s easy, cost effective, and fun. It’s a platform that lets people donate a percentage of their income through a daily survey, which is then split between the nonprofit of their choice and the charity of their choice.

75
1 year ago

A marketing software platform for pharmaceutical companies, meant to improve the customer experience and cut costs.

75
2 years ago

This startup in the area of healthcare is building a platform to allow patients to make appointments with other patients with the same medical condition. It also takes lower-cost medical tests and puts them in an online marketplace for patients to decide which tests they want.

74
2 years ago

With this company’s “socially intelligent” inventory management system, manufacturers can better predict demand for their products in real time, and thus lower their costs. It integrates with factories’ inventory systems and takes orders and shipment predictions from social networks to figure out where to place a product’s next shipment.

74
1 year ago

A shared vehicle rental service where drivers can split the cost of a ride.

74
1 year ago

A platform for insurers, doctors, hospitals, and patients to communicate data about a patient without having to go through a third party. The data is used to improve care and reduce costs, and it’s currently being used in the UK.

74
1 year ago

An online insurance platform that helps people customize their coverage based on their health needs and desired cost.

74
2 years ago

A platform that helps businesses track the true costs of their data, and then helps them make better decisions about where to allocate their resources. This startup is building an enterprise-focused tool that helps businesses track their data and calculate their true costs.

73
2 years ago

A platform that automates and centralizes the insurance claims process, claiming to reduce costs in the process by up to 30%.

73
1 year ago

A profitable startup that provides software for businesses to create and operate their own community-based group insurance plans. It also provides a platform for businesses to track and control their health care costs.

73
1 year ago

A startup that’s creating a platform for sharing high-quality, low-cost medical images.

73
1 year ago

A tool for freelancers that allows them to create invoices with no upfront cost or monthly subscription. The startup is looking to be a cheaper alternative to Upwork and Freelancer.

73
1 year ago

A tool that helps businesses lower the cost of their marketing by giving them direct access to their customers.

73
2 years 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.

72
1 year ago

This company is building a service for restaurants that will help them manage their money and track the cost of food. The startup aims to keep a more accurate tally of expenses, which will allow restaurants to save money.

72
1 year ago

A startup that connects retailers to the right supplier by monitoring the daily cost of raw materials, and then helping the retailer to negotiate a better deal.

72
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people save the cost of a cell phone plan by letting them bring their own phone, and set it up to work on their carrier’s network.

72
2 years ago

A way to help people make better decisions in healthcare, by making it possible to compare the cost and effectiveness of different treatments.

71
1 year ago

An online tool to help employees track and control the costs of things like conference calls, or to help them split up phone bills.

71
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a discount drug pricing loyalty card with a goal of reducing the cost of prescription medications by up to 50%.

70
2 years ago

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

70
1 year ago

A one-stop shop for designer brands to offer their products through a subscription box service. It costs $35 monthly, with a commitment of 3 months.

70
2 years 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.

69
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for small businesses to create pricing structures and track their revenue, giving them a tool that will allow them to understand their revenue streams, cut costs, and increase revenues.

69
1 year ago

A web-based platform that allows users to rent out their space. It’s meant to help alleviate rental costs for tenants, and allows them to earn extra money.

69
1 year ago

Taking a more “on-demand” approach to healthcare than traditional apps, with a goal of reducing cost and improving outcomes

69
1 year ago

 A startup that compares and recommends providers of childcare, school, and daycare based on the cost, quality, and convenience of the care. Looks like a better version of Nannybook.

69
9 months ago

- "We are building a service to help people find out where to buy a home and how much it will cost.

69
1 year ago

A new service that helps companies keep track of the travel costs of their employees. The company collects data from travel rewards programs, and allows employees to manage their travel spending.

68
1 year ago

A software stack for claims processing. The company, founded by a former legal executive, aims to reduce the cost of claims processing by 10-20%. It has raised $5.1 million in funding.

68
1 year ago

A medical biller that gives users a way to compare healthcare costs across providers.

68
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses spend less on electricity costs by managing their energy usage (through usage monitoring and energy saving measures.)

68
1 year ago

A platform to help people understand the costs of their health insurance, very similar to the OpenHealth platform.

68
2 years ago

This startup wants to help healthcare professionals keep track of all the bills and costs associated with a patient.

67
1 year ago

A startup aiming to create an insurance program that helps small businesses with insurance costs. The startup currently has a grant from the National Science Foundation.

67
2 years ago

A tool that helps companies calculate their healthcare costs, prices, and monthly payments.

66
1 year ago

 A company that helps providers manage their own dental, vision, and life insurance needs. It doesn’t offer a traditional insurance product, yet covers 100% of a doctor’s out of pocket costs if they’re hospitalized.

66
2 years ago

The company wants to take the cost of sending parcels internationally to $0.

64
1 year ago

A B2B platform for pharmaceutical manufacturers, letting them get products to market faster at lower cost.

64
1 year ago

A startup that helps senders and recipients of ransomware in the US to split the cost of a ransom if they’re unable to pay.

64
1 year ago

A B2B app for corporations that helps them better manage the costs of their business and their employees.

63
1 year ago

A platform for low cost college housing. The startup is now working with one university, and plans to expand to many more in the coming years.

63
1 year ago

A tool for managing the costs of projects, like equipment and travel. The company is building a global network of people who will manage a project for you

62
1 year ago

A software company that provides software for companies to calculate the cost of hiring new employees. The company says it’s already attracting customers like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Zendesk.

62
11 months ago

A provider of video and live streaming services for the enterprise, aiming to be a low-cost alternative to traditional video production.

62
9 months ago

A data-driven service that estimates the cost of a trip based on emissions, driving it all the way to booking a flight. Their platform works with airlines and car rental companies to help reduce emissions, as well as help people make smarter travel decisions.

62
8 months ago

 A startup for managing the logistics of moving your home to a new location. It claims to reduce the cost of moving by up to 70%. It’s also working with a handful of real estate companies to help them manage their property data and make it more accessible.

62
1 year ago

 A platform that allows companies to better manage their assets and reduce costs and risks

61
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of automation to the legal industry, helping legal firms reduce costs and increase efficiency.

61
1 year ago

A startup that uses high-tech, low-cost sensors to monitor the quality of the air around us.

61
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to grow a whole portfolio of assets with one purchase, such as a website, business card, email, etc. The startup allows users to mix and match different products to create a single portfolio, while driving down the cost of all of them.

61
1 year ago

An API for credit unions to help them get up and running at lower cost.

61
1 year ago

A platform that lets you create and manage bids for your project's bids for a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself.

61
1 year ago

This startup wants to reduce the cost of purchasing and transporting food, building a hub to connect farmers to buyers via the internet through the use of smart contracts.

60
1 year ago

A startup to help users know when the last time they texted was, and how much it cost.

60
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform that helps retailers and manufacturers ship products directly to consumers. The company wants to offer a new model for connecting consumers with businesses that will bring down costs, and potentially lower shipping costs, and increase convenience.

59
1 year ago

Nota is building a tool that helps companies calculate their cost of goods sold on on each unit of product they sell. The startup built a tool that can predict and measure the cost of goods sold within an hour.

59
1 year ago

A tool for finding out how much a particular product costs on Amazon.

59
1 year ago

A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

59
1 year ago

A web app to help users find low-cost or free items to buy at retail outlets. The company says it has over 100,000 users and 2,500 stores.

59
1 year ago

A software platform for healthcare companies to manage their prescription costs. Has been used to automate over 40% of the cost of a typical Medicare Part D plan.

57
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help reduce the cost of creating and publishing original video content by using Adobe’s technology.

57
10 months ago

A company that wants to help students learn the benefits of a college degree and the costs associated.

57
2 years ago

A free and open-source tool to help marketers create the same kind of email campaigns that we can create in AdWords, but with less of a hassle and less cost.

56
1 year ago

A new way to sell and manage mortgage loans. The company wants to disrupt the industry by using artificial intelligence to manage home loans and lower cost by removing the middleman.

56
10 months ago

A tool that helps users find, contact and automate the adoption of new mobile workflows. The startup wants to help organizations with the upfront and ongoing costs of getting employees to adopt new mobile apps.

56
1 year ago

Reducing the cost of healthcare for consumers by empowering them to collect, manage, and share their own health data.

55
4 months ago

A tool that helps companies find the lowest-cost and most reliable electricians in their area.

55
1 year ago

A new app that lets people in the US track the cost of their utility bills. Energy management platform, YieldClerk, aims to help people save money by giving an overview of their bill and what they could be spending on other things. It also gives them a way to request service credits from their utility companies.

54
1 year ago

In the past year, the startup has built an in-house production facility and is rolling out a new production line that will allow it to produce larger batches with less waste and lower costs.

53
1 year ago

A tool that helps brick-and-mortar stores stay on top of inventory and customer data, helping them reduce labor costs and increase profits.

53
1 year ago

A platform that lets people rent tools, repair their own things, and get their things fixed instantly through the app, which uses a subscription-based service to keep costs down.

53
1 year ago

Campus Labs’s goal is to help students find low-cost and free apartment rentals while still providing professional service and quality amenities

52
1 year ago

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

52
8 months ago

 A company that makes a low-cost, high-capacity drone that can drop off packets of goods in a package attached to an airplane. The drone can then land at the destination, drop off its payload and return to the airport. The startup has already secured $1.2 million in funding.

52
1 year ago

This company has built an open-source platform for data science and predictive modeling. The company has built a platform that provides insights into data quickly and cost-efficiently.

51
7 months ago

Low-cost, low-overhead video conferencing, made possible by software that sends the video through the internet rather than over a traditional phone line, is a key factor in bringing remote workers to a company. This startup is building software for companies to use to host audio and video calls.

51
1 year ago

Reviewing B2B contracts is often a long and expensive process. With a cloud-based solution, companies can employ an army of contract reviewers at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

50
1 year ago

A platform that connects small farmers to buyers. The platform’s mission is to eliminate the middlemen in global trade by making it easier and more cost effective to purchase local produce.

50
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.

50
1 year ago

A financial and investment platform that facilitates and provides insurance and retirement plans. The company says it wants to take the fees and costs out of these products. The company says it wants to take the fees and costs out of these products. The company wants to simplify the insurance and retirement plans experience for customers and consumers, and for companies to manage their employees’ plans.

50
6 months ago

An IoT platform for tracking and managing the temperature and moisture levels in your home so you can manage heating and cooling costs.

50
1 year ago

This company helps consumers compare credit cards, and also helps retailers understand the costs of credit cards on their in-store cards. The company charges an annual fee, but it’s so far been able to build a strong network of merchants and credit card issuers.

49
1 year ago

A company that makes a way for restaurants to provide a delivery service with minimal cost. With low overhead, they say they can provide delivery service for $0.50 per delivery.

49
7 months ago

A company that helps companies that operate in a surge capacity — those that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — manage their power usage and energy costs. It’s a 15 person company that launched in New York City in May, and is profitable.

49
1 year ago

A platform which aims to cut the cost of organizing and managing events by making it easy to book riders and vendors, and to collect payments.

48
1 year ago

People in the US are getting older, but the cost of healthcare is rising faster than the CPI. This startup wants to make healthcare affordable for everyone by merging technology with universal healthcare.

48
7 months ago

A startup that’s helping small businesses work out of their homes, with the goal of making it more easy for small businesses to work remotely, with lower start-up costs and lower overhead than a traditional office space.

48
4 months ago

A startup which tracks where your money goes on the web and alerts you to hidden costs.

48
1 year ago

A startup meant to help people find out if a hotel room is worth the cost.

47
1 year ago

An online lending platform that lowers the costs of borrowing for micro-finance companies.

47
1 year ago

This startup is aimed at manufacturers, selling them automation equipment that can cut down on labor costs.

47
9 months ago

This is a platform for companies to manage low-cost travel arrangements for their employees

47
1 year ago

WellDoc is a medical record company that was founded by two doctors. It provides a service to all physicians to use patient information in electronic medical records to reduce costs and improve patient care.

46
1 year ago

A tool that helps companies in all industries decide the best way to invest their thousands of dollars in customer acquisition costs.

46
1 year ago

A platform that allows anyone to build a website, designed to save cost and time for startups.

46
1 year ago

A low-cost, high-speed, high-capacity network for manufacturing. Each hub is designed to be small, modular, and scalable.

46
2 months ago

A startup that aims to solve the problem of application security, which is “currently one of the most difficult and costly problems to solve for SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses).”

46
1 year ago

A way for people to build their own low-cost homes using 3D printing, with a focus on the poor.

45
1 year ago

This startup is developing a platform for automated “in house” customer service, which the company claims reduces the cost of customer support.

45
1 year ago

A platform that helps organizations to lower their energy costs, while also lowering their carbon footprint.

45
9 months ago

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

45
6 months ago

A way to manage and share travel costs, including airfare, with travel ideas, itineraries, and itineraries.

45
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to drive down the cost of healthcare professionals.

44
1 year ago

A tool that helps smaller tech companies understand their technology costs and profitability

44
1 year ago

Viable is a health insurance company that provides a 10th of the cost of other plans but covers primary care and urgent care. It’s currently profitable and the product is available in the Philadelphia area.

44
1 year ago

A way to drive down the cost of hiring legal help for small businesses.

44
1 year ago

The startup is building a platform to help “millennials buy houses”. The startup wants to help millennials move into their first homes, saving them thousands of dollars in mortgage costs and time.

44
1 year ago

A new way to pay bills that cuts the cost of paper and the need to use a credit card.

44
9 months ago

SaaS company building a cost-effective collaboration platform for business

44
7 months ago

A microinsurance startup that uses AI to help farmers make better decisions about risk on their farms and to spread the cost of floods and droughts to others.

44
1 year ago

A startup that enables people to track their vacations, including the cost of flights, hotels, and rental cars.

43
1 year ago

A company that helps people get on the path to financial independence by saving money, cutting costs, and investing. It plans to disrupt the current financial planning industry by offering services at a fraction of the cost of traditional financial planning.

43
1 year ago

An on-demand pest control service for homeowners that finds pests, estimates how much it will cost to remove them, and then, in a few days, sends the homeowner a text message to let them know a technician is on its way. It’s a $500 million industry in the US.

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps manufacturers of air fresheners, air purifiers, and air purifying devices scale their operations. The startup creates software that automates the design of these products for overseas manufacturers, allowing them to keep costs down.

43
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.

43
11 months ago

Helping companies lower the cost of building a loyalty program by allowing users to opt in to a loyalty program without the need for one upfront.

43
11 months ago

A platform to help people get more out of their money by calculating the cost of their life and retirement. The startup currently has 38,000 users and is growing by 1,000 a month.

43
9 months ago

A platform for small businesses to receive IT and marketing services from a company that can scale and grow the business without increasing the business’s costs.

43
1 year ago

Based on the startup’s founder’s work at Kiva, a nonprofit that helps people in poverty create micro loans, the startup wants to expand its service to provide people in the US loans at a lower cost. It currently serves small businesses in 30 US cities.

42
9 months ago

A startup that wants to use IoT to help farmers avoid pesticides and decrease their input costs.

42
1 year ago

This New York City startup is building a subscription service for the restaurant industry. The founders behind the company believe that the industry is plagued by high costs and a lack of execution.

41
11 months ago

A startup that wants to help organizations cost-effectively learn, measure, and deploy AI.

41
10 months ago

A startup that helps people plan their visits to a doctor by breaking down the cost of a trip in different currencies.

41
1 year ago

A platform to help advise and manage small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The startup’s founder says he wants his product to be like a “low-cost version of Facebook for SMBs”.

40
1 year ago

A company that helps people find apartments. The company claims that the average cost to find a rental is just a fraction of a percent of monthly rent, and has found that it’s more effective to have a niche niche of renters rather than trying to convince all of the town’s renters to become landlords.

40
1 year ago

A platform for renting and selling goods on Airbnb, with tools to help hosts manage their listings and reduce costs.

40
1 year ago

A medical device company using blockchain to develop a platform to help people with diabetes manage their medical costs.

39
11 months ago

A self-service platform that aims to help businesses negotiate insurance costs.

39
10 months ago

A health and wellness startup that is working to disrupt the pharmacy business by lowering the costs of shopping for prescriptions and increasing the transparency in patient data.

39
9 months ago

A CPA firm that helps small businesses go paperless by launching them into the cloud and offering them a low-cost, fully-hosted accounting package.

39
7 months ago

An “e-commerce consultancy” that helps online retailers improve their online sales. Its main service is an analytics dashboard, which it says will help retailers improve conversion rates, reduce delivery costs, and improve the overall experience with customers.

39
7 months ago

This company wants to build a platform where every household can be equipped with a low-cost device that can detect imminent threats like fires and carbon monoxide.

39
3 months ago

A mobile app that shows users what it would cost to buy a particular product in different cities.

39
1 year ago

The startup has developed a way to bring the flexibility, speed, and cost-efficiency of digital printing to the printing industry. The company is building a digital printing platform for professional print jobs, with the goal of replacing traditional printing services. They’re currently in the YC Winter 2019 batch.

38
1 year ago

A software company that wants to help companies integrate their data and systems in a way that is more cost-effective and easier to manage.

38
1 year ago

A mobile-first and global B2B marketplace that connects buyers and sellers in a bid to decrease the cost and time of international trade.

38
1 year ago

A healthcare blockchain powered by the Ethereum network. It’s a digital patient ledger system that can share patient data with physicians, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies with the goal of reducing costs and improving patient outcomes.

38
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies quickly and easily find and hire interns and low-cost labor for tasks like data entry, social media work, and other office tasks.

38
10 months ago

A company that allows companies to hire a virtual office space for a fraction of the cost of traditional office space.

38
8 months ago

This startup is building a “secure, low-cost, and secure” ID system that aims to help the US government grant a person legal status they can

38
8 months ago

Uptime is a software company that helps IT teams monitor and fix their network equipment. The startup takes a “no-cost, no-hassle” approach to fixing all kinds of problems, fixing everything from broken routers to server backups.

38
4 months ago

A company that enables the comparison of the quality and cost of different, local delivery services.

38
1 year ago

A new approach to software development that promises to help companies deploy code faster and cut costs.

37
1 year ago

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

37
10 months ago

A system that helps healthcare providers cut down on costly billing mistakes.

37
10 months ago

A company that will decrease the cost and improve the accuracy of blood tests and medical care by using information that is already in the medical record.

37
5 months ago

A startup that tracks the cost of a person’s trip, and then uses that data to help them save money.

37
1 year ago

Freight costs are high enough for this startup to make moving easier by letting you move any size item (such as a couch, or a full house) for $3.

36
11 months ago

It’s an AI-powered app that lets you make low-cost, sustainable, end-to-end custom versions of your favorite products at home.

36
10 months ago

The company makes a tailored set of business templates that are created for each company, and help entrepreneurs launch quickly, with little to no upfront costs.

36
5 months ago

A company that provides data to help businesses make decisions. They’re particularly interested in the insurance sector, and are targeting “insurance executives who are looking to make data-based decisions in a cost-effective way”.

36
4 months ago

A business intelligence platform for the legal and health industry, connecting law firms and physicians with their clients, providing insights into risk, costs and revenues.

36
1 year ago

This startup helps to deliver a new kind of photo book with a digital book that can be sold or shared online. It’s a premium service that costs $600 for a year.

35
11 months ago

The startup is building a way for people to find the right place to live. It wants to make home-buying cost-effective and easy in the U.S.

35
1 year ago

A company that aims to help companies determine which labor-saving devices are actually more efficient and cost-effective for their operations.

34
1 year ago

A company that sells low cost digital cameras to students, aiming to help them improve their photography.

34
11 months ago

A company that wants to reduce the costs of hiring workers to move goods from place to place, from the stock room to the warehouse.

34
10 months ago

A startup that helps people who don’t have full cost of living insurance by allowing them to pay a small amount to get a certificate that covers those costs, in case they get injured.

34
9 months ago

A tool for helping people get a feel for the cost and saving potential of solar panels.

34
7 months ago

This startup is building a platform that helps consumers cut down on unnecessary roaming costs by giving them access to the “best rates for international calls,” including the ability to call to other countries for just 5 cents per minute.

34
6 months ago

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

34
3 months ago

Startups can either use a SaaS service or build their own website, but the latter typically takes longer and costs more. The company makes it easy for startups to deploy a fully-functional website within 48 hours for $1,000

34
1 year ago

A startup with the aim of lowering the cost of delivering medical care to remote regions. The company wants to build a tele-health network where doctors can treat patients remotely.

33
1 year ago

Nonprofits are often the ones using the most outdated technology, which can lead to cost overruns, delays, and ultimately poor results. Eloken helps nonprofits modernize their IT infrastructure by providing them with a cloud-based platform that cuts their costs while providing them with the tools they need to keep their programs running smoothly.

33
1 year ago

A startup that allows anyone to live stream to YouTube. It’s a free service that lets people live stream directly to YouTube, and also costs viewers a small fee.

33
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses automate the process of reaching out to customers and prospects. Instead of using a “cold call”, which is risky and has a 50% failure rate, companies use a “warm call” that is more successful and costs less.

33
11 months ago

A startup for online learning. The startup says its users are saving 50% on their education costs.

33
5 months ago

A mobile, voice-controlled smart thermostat that helps people save on energy costs. Once updated, it’s compatible with all existing HVAC systems, including the ones that were retrofitted for the Nest.

33
3 months ago

An AI-based platform that helps companies determine their ideal cost of sales, or price per sale, for each product.

33
2 years ago

Idea: A B2B startup making a new kind of AI for managing oil wells. They say their AI’s can help reduce costs, make oil wells more efficient, and reduce environmental impact.

32
1 year ago

MakeMaps helps users create maps from scratch, or edit existing maps. It uses low-cost aerial mapping technology to create maps that are useful for a range of products.

32
11 months ago

A startup that’s developing a self-driving electric vehicle for the cost of a $1,000 taxicab. It’s a smart car that communicates via Bluetooth, offers a variety of car-related services, and can be controlled through an app.

32
9 months ago

A startup that allows customers to save, organize and share their receipts. They’re looking to build an app that’s low cost, efficient and easy to use.

32
9 months ago

A company that aims to help overseas physicians find the best insurance plans for their practice in the U.S. The startup wants to create an insurance referral program for overseas physicians for U.S. plans, as well as helping physicians manage their overall costs.

32
7 months ago

A platform that helps employees and employers manage benefits and employee health care. The startup wants to help companies manage the cost and complexity of employee healthcare and make it easier for employees to access health care services.

32
2 months ago

A company that uses the power of crowdsourcing to provide business owners with quality labor at a fraction of the cost.

32
1 year ago

A startup that helps employees manage their medical benefits, offering both the ability to manage the entire process at their fingertips and an automated process that could save employers up to 70% of the cost of doing it themselves.

31
1 year ago

A physical store that sells groceries to consumers, which they deliver to their homes or offices. The company wants to reduce the costs of grocery delivery by 1,000% and offer food delivery service to consumers who don’t want to shop for groceries themselves.

31
11 months ago

This is a software company that is building a tool to monitor and track the health of a fleet of electric vehicles. It wants to reduce the cost of maintenance and replace the need for a mechanic to come to the owner’s home.

31
11 months ago

A startup that wants to reduce the cost of donated blood in the U.S. by harnessing the power of mobile, in-person patient engagement.

31
8 months ago

Many people don’t realize that the costs of insurance, medical care, and even funeral services are tax deductible. While these are often major expenses, they are often taken for granted and not considered tax-advantaged savings.

31
7 months ago

A company that provides software for the financial services industry that aims to reduce the cost of complying with regulations.

31
7 months ago

A company that aims to make it easy to “make the most of the growing array of services in the sharing economy”. Its product is a breakdown of how much different services cost, and a forum where people can pay for services to be delivered.

31
6 months ago

A startup that helps reduce the cost of government forms by automating the process

31
1 month ago

 A company that makes it easier for people to find and book vehicles and drivers from their phones, at a lower cost. The company is currently in talks with ride-hailing companies to integrate.

31
1 year ago

The startup is looking to use its AI to help companies recruit better. It’s looking to meet the needs of the one-in-five companies that has to go out of business or needs to bring on a new hire. And it’s looking to do so at a lower cost than other recruiting services.

30
10 months ago

The goal is to help small businesses in India engage with their customers, most of which are in rural areas. It aims to reduce the costs of customer acquisition and conversion, which can be huge for a startup.

30
7 months ago

A dental insurance product that covers the cost of a root canal or crown if you have a pre-existing condition.

30
7 months ago

A digital version of the employee handbook. They’re building it for their clients, who pay per employee per year, so for smaller companies it’s more cost effective.

30
6 months ago

A company that aims to develop a pay-as-you-go model for travel, combining the convenience of an app with the cost-cutting of a prepaid plan.

30
4 months ago

A software company that wants to help companies generate custom-made marketing collateral for a fraction of the cost of traditional media.

30
3 months ago

A startup that looks to provide a cost-effective way to ship your package to your destination with the help of a courier

30
1 year ago

A company that helps doctors handle the immense volume of patient data to improve patient care and lower costs. It’s first product is a “data lake” that aggregates patient records and makes them searchable.

29
1 year ago

A modern online broker for retail investors. The startup wants to compete with the likes of TD Ameritrade and E*Trade by offering low-cost brokerage and investing services.

29
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for people to access health care without worrying about high costs. The startup wants to create a more seamless experience for patients with insurance covering more than 80% of health care costs.

29
11 months ago

A startup that wants to help companies make more efficient use of the cloud by using machine learning and artificial intelligence to monitor usage and predict when to cut costs.

29
10 months ago

A B2B company that builds software to help companies manage their healthcare costs and employee benefits. Its clients include companies such as McDonald’s and Wells Fargo.

29
9 months ago

A company that has built a platform for retailers to provide a value-added service to customers, with no setup cost or admin fees.

29
8 months ago

This is a platform that helps employees stay compliant with health insurance laws, which often cost employees money. The startup says it has employees in 22 states and that it is growing.

29
7 months ago

A software startup helping operators with their voice over IP (VoIP) systems. The company is working to make their system easier to use and more reliable, with the goal of helping small businesses and home users to keep costs down while they build their customer bases.

29
4 months ago

A mobile app for tracking pain and quality of life for patients with an incurable condition, like cancer, that can be tracked easily and with minimal cost.

29
4 months ago

An online tool for cutting down on costs and monitoring labor costs for companies.

29
3 months ago

This company is building an open source platform for managing the energy costs of individual buildings, rather than a suite of products for entire buildings.

29
1 year ago

A piece of software that helps employers in the US and abroad hire and manage their teams in an efficient and cost-effective way.

28
11 months ago

A startup that will help customers develop financial plans, at no cost, and then help them get access to an advisor or broker.

28
11 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform to help middlemen brokers buy direct from manufacturers, helping to reduce costs, increase supply, and make sure all the right products are in the right places at the right time.

28
11 months ago

An intelligent mobile app for mobile operators to help them monitor their networks and manage their costs

28
10 months ago

Filmmakers want to keep track of their own costs while they’re making a movie. They wanted a way to track what they’re spending on equipment and how long things take. They also wanted to be able to follow their work in real time. They’re both very common problems, and the startup helps solve them.

28
6 months ago

The startup is a B2B platform for HR in financial services that aims to reduce the cost of recruiting and onboarding new employees.

28
1 year ago

A way to reduce costs and improve reliability for businesses using a device that uses radio to communicate with handheld devices and computers. The startup works with companies like Blackberry, Samsung, and Microsoft.

27
11 months ago

A company that wants to lower the cost of IoT devices.

27
10 months ago

A platform that helps small business owners book affordable group reservations, cutting their cost from 25% to 10%.

27
10 months ago

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

27
9 months ago

A video conferencing app that works across different devices, costs a few dollars per month, and allows you to talk to people on the other side of the world

27
9 months ago

A machine learning platform to predict which cases in the hospital will likely succeed and which ones will likely fail. The startup says they can reduce the average cost of a surgical procedure by a third with this system.

27
7 months ago

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

27
5 months ago

A tool that helps small businesses reduce the time and cost of hiring a lawyer to find and reference legal documents.

27
3 months ago

A company selling semi-conductors that are lower-cost alternatives to silicon.

27
3 months ago

The startup is building what it calls an “AI platform for the internet of things (IoT)”. It aims to digitize and make programmable the world of the internet of things, which is fraught with security issues, power consumption issues, and the need for ultra-low cost.

27
11 months ago

A company that helps overcome the threat of a patent lawsuit from a patent troll. They’re working on a system to help you determine which patents you’re actually violating, and what it’ll cost to license them.

26
10 months ago

A startup that wants to help companies deal with the risks of cyber attacks by offering insurance that covers the costs of information that is stolen.

26
9 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for companies to manage their labor costs and track employees' work hours. They have $2.5M in funding after launching in 2016.

26
9 months ago

This startup is building an easy-to-use, low-cost home automation solution that lets users combine and control various smart devices to automate their home.

26
8 months ago

A team of students from Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center have created a 3-D printed, low-cost, wearable camera that can “see” in the infrared spectrum and uses a thermal-sensing camera to detect objects.

26
3 months ago

A rendering engine for games that can handle complex scenes and lighting effects at a low cost.

26
11 months ago

A company that helps businesses lower the cost of purchasing and managing apps and software.

25
10 months ago

A platform that allows employers to make sure they can manage expenses, such as travel and medical costs, in a consistent way.

25
10 months ago

A tool to help people get their doctor to prescribe cheaper medications by checking Medicare cost data and comparing it to what a doctor’s office would charge for that medication.

25
9 months ago

This startup is building a tool for project management, allowing clients to track the progress of their projects and see the costs for the project.

25
7 months ago

A medical device company building a high-performance, low-cost endoscopy system that can be used by physicians at home or in the field.

25
5 months ago

A startup that will provide an AI-based program for managing the cost and effort of legal discovery.

25
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses integrate their point-of-sale systems with their back-end systems. It takes the process of creating checkout systems and streamlines it, with company-wide benefits in addition to the obvious cost savings.

24
11 months ago

This startup aims to become the Airbnb for Healthcare. The company wants to help patients manage their healthcare costs and make healthcare more affordable by allowing people to share their medical expenses with other patients.

24
6 months ago

A program that helps startups and small businesses produce more documents at lower costs. The startup provides free templates for company formation filings and will charge for other services such as incorporation, patent searches and trademark searches.

24
5 months ago

 A software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that empowers retailers to focus on their core businesses, rather than maintaining the outdated systems that are costing them money.

24
5 months ago

This startup is building a line of low-cost, high-demand consumer electronics.

24
4 months ago

A tool that combines a content management system with a CMS-like editor. The tool, which is open source and available at no cost, is aimed at the smaller web builder who wants to build a web site quickly.

24
3 months ago

A SaaS app that helps properties manage their energy usage. The company says that their software helps to reduce energy costs by 2%-5% for landlords.

24
2 months ago

A startup that offers a way for small businesses to customize print products online to create special-edition products without the high upfront costs associated with traditional custom products.

24
1 month ago

This startup helps companies build more effective meetings by giving them a way to track who’s talking, what they’re talking about, and how long they’ve been speaking. The result is a meeting that’s more engaged and productive, and the company says that it has helped the company save $1M in travel costs.

24
9 months ago

A company that helps Indian startups with low-cost capital

23
5 months ago

A new way to book travel, with a single app that works across all of the major booking platforms. RedMart is building a collaborative travel app that encourages groups to book together at a lower cost.

23
4 months ago

A messaging app that lets you send money to friends and family, even if they don’t have a bank account. Pudding lets you send US dollars to people using your phone number, and it’s available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.

23
3 months ago

A platform for recruiting external developers and designers, with a focus on turning work out quickly without the time and costs of traditional recruiting processes.

23
3 months ago

A digital platform that makes it easy for people to initiate and complete medical treatments, providing insurance companies with a way to cut costs and lower the barriers to care.

23
11 months ago

A B2B company, which is building a platform that helps small and medium sized businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and retailers like Costco, Amazon, or Walmart, manage their inventory.

22
5 months ago

A startup that offers a new kind of savings account. Instead of storing cash in a savings account for specific purposes, such as a vacation, the user can purchase a “lifestyle account” that allows the user to save the money for recurring costs, such as monthly payments to a car loan or a credit card bill.

22
4 months ago

A startup for community-built homes in the US. The creators say the average home costs $50,000 to build, but costs $50,000 to maintain.

22
1 month ago

A technology that allows businesses to track their supply chain and cut down on logistics costs.

22
9 months ago

The company is building a low-cost, lightweight, and highly efficient way to make 3D printed prosthetics.

21
6 months ago

An easier, more cost effective way to manage family health records, which are usually stored in a single place and difficult to find. HealthMap is building a searchable database that allows you to look up information about family members who have certain conditions.

21
5 months ago

A digital dashboard for the transportation industry, with a dashboard for each car that measures things like fuel efficiency, emissions and maintenance costs.

21
5 months ago

A traditional service for finding a sitter for kids, but one that’s a bit more low-cost, cheaper, and more flexible for parents.

21
2 months ago

A tool for real estate agents to manage a client’s home from the front desk, using new technology to track who’s in each room, what needs to be done, and how much it will cost.

21
6 months ago

A group of friends launched a startup racing to build a go-anywhere, accessible, and affordable modular electric car. The car is a lightweight, urban electrical vehicle, with a range of about 500 miles, a top speed of about 70 mph, and a starting cost of $10,000.

20
6 months ago

Pickup is a way to make delivery easier for people who can’t or won’t have cars. The company says that over 20,000 people in the US are currently living without cars. Pickup has partnered with parking garages, allowing them to provide pickup from their lots, thus reducing the overall cost of a pickup.

20
4 months ago

A financial services company that helps companies process payroll with less cost and more efficiency.

20
4 months ago

A company that wants to build software to help hospitals manage their financials, making it easier to forecast and manage healthcare costs.

20
3 months ago

This startup helps retailers get more data from their customers and better schedule deliveries, cutting costs, and increasing profits.

20
2 months ago

A custom software application that helps the construction industry automate processes like sales order and invoice management, project management, and cost control.

20
1 month ago

A startup that provides low-cost loans to low-income Americans.

20
1 month ago

A new type of blockchain that can perform millions of transactions per second while keeping the cost of running a full node low, enabling a new level of decentralization.

20
1 month ago

Idea:This company is building a tool that provides companies with the ability to create their low cost, customizable, and branded workwear.

20
8 months ago

With the app and website, users can select a package that fits their needs and then buy the package by clicking a button and the platform will automatically calculate the total cost for them.

19
5 months ago

A startup that helps companies communicate with their supply chain to reduce costs by streamlining the process of managing product deliveries.

19
5 months ago

A startup that sells to the Indian market, which has a huge, under-served market for low-cost long-distance plans, where monthly plans are cheaper than mobile data in the US.

19
4 months ago

A tool for healthcare workers to communicate with each other in real-time, helping them coordinate and save costs.

19
3 months ago

A startup that helps users find lower-cost financing options and get their personal loans or car loans without having to go through a credit check. The company is in the final stages of a seed investment round.

19
2 months ago

A startup that helps health professionals better counsel patients with chronic conditions, improving health outcomes and lowering costs.

19
8 months ago

An online tool that allows you to compare the cost of your hardware, software, cloud, and services across all your use cases, enabling you to make the best business decision for your needs.

18
4 months ago

A company that wants to build a low-cost, green, and off-grid solar charging station that can charge any device. The company wants to create a spot that people can charge their phones, laptops, and other devices in their cars at.

18
4 months ago

A low-cost decaf evo coffee that’s grown and harvested naturally, but doesn’t contain any caffeine.

18
4 months ago

A startup that wants to sell solar-powered air-conditioners that cut energy costs by 70%, and are made out of recycled materials.

18
3 months ago

A company that helps payers manage their medical bills and avoid surprise medical costs. The company helps users get a full picture of their medical expenditures and spot trends.

18
2 months ago

This company wants to use visual AI to help retail and restaurant managers visualize operations, from seasonal patterns to labor costs, and make informed decisions.

18
8 months ago

A company with a simple mission: to help the world find the right oil. The company gathers data from oil fields to train a machine learning algorithm to determine whether a field contains oil, and then plots the data. The company is set up to collect data from all oil fields around the world, in part because of the increasing cost of oil extraction. The startup has a referral program that pays $1 per month to those who refer new clients to the service.

17
5 months ago

A startup that wants to build a “global currency” that lowers costs and uncertainties for anyone sending money abroad.

17
5 months ago

A startup that helps people who have difficulty losing weight by giving them a recipe and a shopping list to make all of their meals ahead of time. People can choose which recipes to follow, and all the ingredients and their costs are included.

17
4 months ago

A credit card for healthcare professionals, with the idea that the cost of healthcare is high and yet the cost of paying for it is often too low.

17
2 months ago

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

17
2 months ago

This is a service for you to find a new apartment, get an idea of the cost, and find out who else is renting the place. The startup wants to help people find the best apartment for their price, who other people in their area are renting from, and is looking to scale out to more locations.

17
2 months ago

A startup that helps small businesses compare the cost of different vendors for their needs and make the best purchasing decision possible.

17
2 months ago

A startup that helps businesses cut down on the cost of managing their rental properties by building a customizable database.

17
1 month ago

A free (or low-cost) online platform that helps you to organize your digital life, with different tabs for different projects like apps, notebooks, notes and more.

17
26 days ago

The company is building an online tool to help companies manage the cost of their sick leave and vacation benefits. Viable has closed a $1.6 million Series A.

17
3 months ago

A system that helps municipalities identify and monitor fraud from public utilities and utilities in their area. It’s designed to help governments cut costs and provide transparency.

16
3 months ago

The company’s team is remotely based in Costa Rica and the company’s co-founder is originally from Costa Rica.

16
2 months ago

Thinking about buying a house Want to know what it’s worth Leave your car on the street overnight Want to know what you’re getting into with a loan The startup has tied up with a few banks to provide information on loan costs and interest, and is working to expand across all banks.

16
1 month ago

A startup that helps users reduce the cost of their energy consumption, building “solar-powered” homes that can be used as a blueprint for other buildings.

16
4 months ago

A platform that helps small businesses manage their inventory, allowing them to more efficiently track their inventory levels, calculate the cost of each item, and plan their orders.

15
3 months ago

A startup looking to reduce costs and increase reliability for appliance manufacturers. The company is in the process of building a platform for manufacturers to automatically test their products for failures, and then automatically repair the failures when they happen. It’s an idea similar to the AirWatch platform that Apple uses to manage its software updates.

15
3 months ago

A student loan refinancing platform from Y Combinator alum Brick Road, launched in August with $10 million in venture funding. Brick Road talks about helping borrowers get lower rates than the ones offered by banks, and promising a “low-cost, low-equity” funding source.

15
2 months ago

This startup is trying to help local governments save money by reducing the cost of garbage collection and waste disposal.

15
2 months ago

A B2B software company that works with companies to manage their sizeable legacy software deployments across large numbers of systems. The startup wants to help companies take advantage of open source and cloud infrastructure to reduce costs and scale.

15
2 months ago

A startup that helps people get a better sense of what their loans are going to cost, and helps them figure out how to pay it back. The startup wants to make the mortgage process more transparent.

15
2 months ago

A hardware startup that sells a low-cost, low-energy, laser-based 3D printer that can print out objects from a 3D file. The team at PRINT.AI is led by a serial entrepreneur who has participated in Y Combinator, including projects such as Exakte and Foundry.

14
1 month ago

Builders using the startup’s software can schedule and manage projects in a way that doesn’t require them to know as much about construction, reducing the risk of costly miscommunication.

14
1 month ago

Iota lets people buy goods and services online directly from peer-to-peer marketplaces, saving on shipping and commission costs.

14
1 month ago

A digital platform that helps small businesses create anonymous, low-cost loans to customers in developing countries.

14
28 days ago

A private security firm that guards luxury homes and offices against intrusion. The startup is based out of Chicago, where the cost of living and real estate prices are high.

14
28 days ago

A tool that connects businesses that offer professional development with those looking for it. The startup is building a marketplace that connects those looking for professional development with those offering it, to improve profitability by lowering the cost of training.

14
3 months ago

A software platform for managing the workflows between international headquarters and subsidiaries. The platform is “recruiting-focused” and wants to be used by companies that want to keep costs down by “lowering the cost of global recruiting”.

12
1 month ago

A startup that helps manufacturers and retailers improve the quality of paper and cardboard products without compromising their cost-effectiveness or safety.

12
1 month ago

Instead of having to buy an expensive hardware device to measure your blood pressure, they’re going to come out with a $10 smartphone app that works off of a few sensors. The startup aims to reduce the cost of healthcare by getting more people to use the device.

12
3 months ago

A digital payments system for businesses that want to make in-app purchases (purchases made within apps) to avoid cashier lines and costs. The

11
2 months ago

A software company that helps retail clients to manage their supply chains, by tracking and understanding their inventory, creating supply plans and offering predictive analytics to route the right product to the right person at the right time. The startup says it can help a retailer cut costs by 25%.

11
1 month ago

A portable DNA sequencer that operates using a phone battery. The startup plans to launch in 2020 with a test kit that costs $150 and will work on any smartphone.

11
1 month ago

An image-capture app for the visually impaired. The startup is building an app that would let people with a visual impairment read images and make them accessible to other people. It’s currently working on a no-cost product for people with low vision.

11
27 days ago

California-based startup that aims to make it easier for people to invest in real estate. The company lets users invest in real estate using Bitcoin, and lets them buy $1,000 worth of Bitcoin at a time, much like a dollar-cost-averaging investment.

11
27 days ago

A platform that provides education at a lower cost, with a focus on “smaller companies that don’t have the resources to deal with the expense and bureaucracy of traditional college”.

11
25 days ago

A “social carpooling” app that lets users share rides with strangers, who then split gas and insurance costs.

11
11 days ago

The idea is to help users find the most effective treatment for their ailments without spending a lot of money on unnecessary visits and tests. The idea is to reduce costs and remove the guesswork from a process that currently is based on intuition and trial and error.

11
2 months ago

A startup that offers a tool that estimates how much it would cost to redevelop a building based on current use and expected future use.

10
2 months ago

Noting that 10% of the population are still working in paper, the startup wants to help companies digitize their processes in an effort to make it more efficient and cost-effective. A startup that’s building an app for managing customer service interactions using AI and natural language processing. It currently has $2.5M in funding.

10
1 month ago

A platform for college students to sell and trade textbooks, with an emphasis on supporting students who want to cut costs and get the book right away.

10
21 days ago

A tool that helps companies manage their software development costs. The startup charges $50 per month for a 1-5 developer plan, or $300 for a 5 developer plan.

10
20 days ago

A startup that offers mobile phone repair at its storefronts, with the first location opening in June 2015. The company says that most of its repairs cost $70, but that it can return a phone to a customer for free if it doesn’t work.

10
2 years ago

 A startup that provides high quality, low cost legal services

9
3 months ago

This is a B2B startup that provides a management app for restaurants. It’s aimed at restaurants that want to sell online or have delivery patrons, and has 3,000 restaurants signed up. A shared goal of restaurant startups is the reduction of the labor costs that come from keeping multiple employees around to handle the business.

9
20 days ago

A software platform that connects large companies and insurance companies in an effort to lower insurance costs while increasing the number of companies with coverage.

9
1 month ago

A company that helps banks, loans, and credit unions automate their lending policies, typically for a lower cost than current analog solutions.

8
10 days ago

A network of “micro-insurance” companies that pool together small sums of money to help cover the costs of things like housing, car repair, or medical bills. The goal is to make sure that people have some sort of coverage, even if it’s just in case they need it.

8
1 month ago

A startup, built with a focus on the working professional, that helps users find the lowest cost alternatives to their mass transit pass.

7
21 days ago

This is a startup that’s focused on building a platform that has data on all of the free/low-cost healthcare options available across the country. They’re building a platform that aggregates this information in a way that’s easy to use, so people can find the right plan for them.

7
20 days ago

A startup that helps users plan out their trips so they can maximize time spent traveling and minimize parking costs.

7
12 days ago

A company that helps employers create online job applications. The company says its software costs employers $10 per user and that their customer list includes 84% of the Fortune 1000.

7
6 days ago

A company that gives airlines the ability to offer better customer service by offering a direct line to passengers. In the US, the startup says they’ve already onboarded over 50 airlines, mostly low-cost carriers like Spirit and Frontier.

7
5 days ago

A platform that helps users save on the costs of running their own electric vehicle charging station.

6
1 month ago

A software company that provides a platform for managing and tracking the finances of a large enterprise. The startup uses “blended ownership” — a hybrid of SaaS and on-premise tools — to help large companies manage the costs of their staff, partners, and vendors.

5
5 days ago

A startup that allows you to pay your bills from your phone. It’s meant to be a more cost-effective option than traditional billing software. It’s being built for small businesses, but the founders plan to expand to larger clients in the future.

5
4 days ago

A platform that lets users host conferences, potentially saving the high cost of hosting one in-person.

4
4 days ago

A startup for sharing college costs and financial aid with families. It’s a bit like Groove or Uloop but for parents.

3
2 years ago

Idea: A data analytics platform for the petrochemical, energy, and manufacturing industries, helping them stay aware of the cost of their product and the impact their product has on the environment

1
2 days ago

A micro-utility for electric vehicles (EVs) aiming to help customers manage the cost of charging their cars.

1
3 days ago

A B2B company that helps people manage their child care and daycare costs, by allowing parents to pay for child care via their payroll.

0
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is meant to help businesses manage their data storage costs by using self-serve products and software

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A series of low-cost, open-source WiFi routers

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Getting the power of an enterprise ERP at the cost of a SaaS

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps subscription companies sell online courses more effectively. The company is currently working with companies like The Great Courses, Lynda and Udemy, offering their software at no cost.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace for wholesalers and small businesses to get access to low-cost goods in bulk.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: SaaS for managing fleets of vans and trucks, aiming to reduce costs and administrative headaches by streamlining receipts, invoices, and other paperwork.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A company that wants to help businesses refine their hiring process by looking at past candidates. Specifically, they want to help companies discover talent in their town without having to go through the costly process of headhunting.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easy for US consumers to buy Mexican avocados. The company is doing this by helping consumers order avocados online, then providing a service that ships the avocados to them from Mexico, taking care of taxes and other details. It’s already working with several large grocery chains, including Costco.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that helps online businesses sell merchandise through Walmart. Their pitch is that it costs $5 on Walmart to sell every $100 of merchandise, while on Amazon it’s $20/100.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A way for brick and mortar businesses to book low-cost appointments with customers.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A software solution for restaurants to manage employee schedules and keep track of labor costs.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides targeted advertising opportunities for businesses through a large database of local businesses and customers’ social media profiles. The startup aims to reduce advertising costs and increase ROI for businesses.

-1
2 years ago

A platform that allows users to purchase and sell data. For instance, a third-party could use the API to compare the cost of an Uber ride in different cities.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find people who want to split the cost of a vacation rental

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