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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
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help HR executives and their teams manage and track all expenses for their company.

210
7 months ago

This startup wants to build a tool that allows users to direct all of their social media traffic to a single platform, cutting down on the time it takes to manage multiple accounts.

209
1 year ago

A platform for developing, managing and executing cyber security solutions.

186
2 years ago

A search engine for fashion companies to find clothes and accessories that go well together, cut for a specific body type, or are made with sustainable materials.

167
1 year ago

This startup is developing a platform for smart contracts that automatically execute when specified conditions are met.

166
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

Idea: A company that helps homeowners who are selling their home make it look its best for buyers, cutting their job out of the real estate sales process. The startup has raised $150,000 in the last month.

138
1 year ago

A food delivery service that takes a cut of each order. The startup’s delivery partners are close to becoming available in Brooklyn, with plans to expand to a dozen more by the end of the year. The startup charges a 20% delivery fee.

138
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can get a free haircut because they need a confidence boost

135
2 years ago

A B2B company focused on creating a visual sales tool for sales teams and executives.

131
2 years ago

A startup that has built a tool to help legal professionals create an agreement and execute it without ever leaving the browser.

130
2 years ago

An AI system to recommend and execute financial transactions

129
2 years ago

A startup that builds apps for the blind and visually impaired who want to use the the cutting-edge features of their smartphones.

124
2 years ago

A platform that helps consumers manage their telecoms bills. Their goal is to cut their bills by 15% and increase their bill by 5%.

124
2 years ago

If you’ve been to a restaurant in the United States, chances are you’ve left a tip. But what happens to that tip What if that tip was shared with the next person who dined at the same restaurant Farbric’s app cuts out the middleman, allowing the restaurant to keep more of that cash.

124
2 years ago

A software company that creates an API for a network of processors and license holders to manage payments in real-time. The startup was founded by two former executives of Adyen, a global payment processing company.

124
1 year ago

A platform that helps small business owners and startups collaborate on marketing strategy and execute their marketing campaigns with greater efficiency.

124
2 years ago

A business that will help people sell their junk cars, investing in the process. The company takes a cut of the sale, and will also buy back the car from the owner so they can donate it to a charity.

123
2 years ago

The startup is building an app that helps hospital business owners manage their wait times and staffing. The goal is to cut down on wait times for patients.

123
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

An executive assistant that makes scheduling meetings, calls, and everything else easier.

121
1 year ago

A startup that helps entrepreneurs in San Francisco to get paid faster, and in the process, cuts down on fraud and lost payments.

121
2 years ago

Hardware startup building a device that uses body heat to cut down on your energy consumption.

120
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to connect people with the services they need. A startup for services, the startup wants to help people find the services they need, like a haircut or a ride.

118
2 years ago

A platform that helps restaurants manage their food waste, cutting down on food waste.

118
1 year ago

A company that helps consumers create a financial plan and then makes it easier for them to execute that plan, with the goal of helping people who don’t have access to traditional financial planning.

118
1 year ago

A tool that allows you to create a ‘Checklist’ of actions to accomplish quickly. “Checklists are the most efficient way to execute a set of commands,” the company says.

118
2 years ago

A business that will help people make the most out of their kitchen’s free-form surfaces, like cutting boards and cutting boards with built-in shelves.

117
2 years ago

A shortcut to finding new restaurants in a given city

117
2 years ago

A digital dashboard for people to keep track of their personal and professional goals. The startup is based in San Francisco, and has just closed a $2.5 million round led by former Dropbox executive Adam D’Angelo.

117
2 years ago

A startup that sells laser-cut, customizable paper for planners, journals, planners, notebooks, and more

117
1 year ago

A technology that helps employees plan and execute their work better, in real time.

116
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help companies cut down on the number of questions they’re sending to job applicants

115
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.

114
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can get a haircut from the comfort of their own home (you visit their home and they cut your hair)

110
2 years ago

A startup that lets shoppers bid on items to help them save money, and that charges a small fee for the service. The startup is mobile-first and only takes a small cut of profits.

110
2 years ago

A startup that helps find and execute on real estate deals, and automate the many processes involved.

110
2 years ago

The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.

109
2 years ago

This is a messaging app for food delivery workers, with the startup promising to cut down on food waste.

109
2 years ago

A tool for companies to execute marketing campaigns in an automated fashion, with the ability to tell the marketing department what to do and what to ignore when it comes to email program design. Idea is also originally a software company, but now a marketing software company.

108
2 years ago

An online marketplace for home health-care services to cut down on paperwork and increase efficiency.

108
2 years ago

A booming business for managing and cutting out the middleman when buying and selling real estate. The company has raised $32 million to date.

106
2 years ago

A digital assistant that helps users cut down on their phone bill by using their phone less.

106
1 year ago

A startup that wants to cut down on the number of meetings that happen in the office, and track them digitally.

106
2 years ago

A company that aims to build a web-based, third-party curator for Amazon. The startup’s founder says that by offering a third-party curator of Amazon, a company can take advantage of the huge inventory of products that Amazon offers and cut out the middleman.

105
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people get local deals and coupons for things like a haircut, lunch, and a movie

105
2 years ago

A way to help fast food restaurants manage the waste they produce in their kitchens and on their premises. For every burger they’re able to cut, the startup is able to feed a human in need.

104
2 years ago

This company wants to make it easier to sell people's old cars for them. The startup uses a site to sync with a person's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and then finds their car on VIN-based sites like CarGurus and AutoTrader.com. Then, they'll take a significant cut of the sale price to buy back a car.

103
2 years ago

This is a “shortcut” to provide the same results as a traditional HR process, by using phone interviews, instant messaging, and video interview feedback to automate the hiring process.

103
2 years ago

A tool for marketers who want to evaluate the effectiveness of their ad campaigns, including the ability to test various creative executions and social interactions with consumers.

103
2 years ago

Focused on helping business owners and executives improve business outcomes, the startup’s first offering, CROW, is a software tool that helps companies analyze the performance of their marketing initiatives.

102
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 digital health startup led by a former pharma executive that aims to help people with chronic conditions manage their health.

101
2 years ago

This startup is building a machine learning service that helps other companies quickly create and execute campaigns without the need for a huge staff. The startup is targeting startups that need marketing help but don’t have the time or the resources to build it.

99
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 tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

97
2 years ago

This startup is building a digital loyalty program for hotels that aims to cut down on fraud.

97
2 years ago

A platform that helps users find the best salon for their haircuts. The app stores salon location data in users’ phones and provides them with recommendations based on their location and needs.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to improve the way you pay for car insurance, by eliminating the agent and cutting out a lot of the muss and fuss.

97
2 years ago

The app that makes it easy to find a place to get a haircut or a manicure.

96
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 startup that wants to cut the cost of an “unmanned” service.

94
2 years ago

A startup that lets people get free haircuts and other services from barber shops in need of clients.

94
1 year ago

A tool for creating and executing marketing and sales campaigns. Available as a Slack bot and as a browser extension, and also as a mobile app.

93
2 years ago

a startup that uses robots to cut and assemble plastics and other materials

92
2 years ago

A company that helps companies deal with the challenge of web sales. It was founded by the former chief executive of Gilt Groupe, an e-commerce fashion company.

92
2 years ago

The founders of this company hope to make it easier for people to book professional services online, allowing them to book a haircut from a stylist or a plumber from a service rep.

91
2 years ago

A company that sells “smart contracts”. The idea is that Smart Contracts are more efficient and reliable than the current “Oracles” that are used to execute contracts.

91
1 year ago

The startup wants to create a one-stop-shop for all of your Facebook ads needs. The startup is currently only available to marketing executives.

91
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.

90
1 year ago

A software startup that helps financial professionals create report dashboards for executives to make better decisions.

90
1 year ago

Credit card skimming startup that has raised $1.2 million to help merchants cut down on fraud.

90
2 years ago

A company that helps companies reduce their monthly expenses by partnering with their employers to cut down on expenses in the office by using a virtual assistant.

89
1 year ago

The startup wants to bring order to the insurance claims process by cutting out the paperwork and paying a claims adjuster to handle the paperwork for you.

89
1 year ago

The startup is developing a system for remote workers that would allow employers to pay employees using a card that cuts out the middleman bank.

88
2 years ago

SaaS company that helps small businesses manage their marketing. The startup helps small businesses create digital marketing strategies, then connects them with the right people to execute the plans.

87
2 years ago

A platform for planning and executing projects, often in the developing world, that are too expensive or too risky for governments or charities to take on.

87
1 year ago

 This is a marketplace where people can sell their expired Amazon and eBay gift cards, with a small percentage of the proceeds going to charity. The startup takes a cut from each sale.

87
1 year ago

A food delivery app for restaurants that allows them to get their orders out quickly by cutting out the middlemen.

87
2 years ago

A tool meant to help companies create and execute a mobile marketing strategy.

86
2 years ago

A team of designers and engineers building a digital prototype for a custom-built laser cutter. The team is building the product as a way to fund the research of a laser cutter they hope to build themselves.

84
2 years ago

A startup that helps employers to cut down on errors and save money while hiring, and also helps job seekers find employment. The company is in the early stages of a $3 million seed round and has been in beta since July.

84
2 years ago

A tool to help finance teams and executives track their spending and generate reports that can be used to improve management of funds.

83
2 years ago

A company that wants to help people buy and sell property more efficiently, to cut out the middleman.

83
2 years ago

Nextbit wants to deliver Android in a way that lets you take your phone with you everywhere. It cuts down on background apps and syncs only the apps that you want to use with your phone. Available on Android and iOS.

82
2 years ago

A predictive analytics tool for all businesses, including SaaS ones, that aims to cut down on customer churn.

81
2 years ago

A startup that gives users an easy way to make a donation to a cause of their choice. The startup is looking to increase the number of causes a person can donate to by cutting down on the number of steps required to do so.

81
1 year ago

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

79
1 year ago

A platform that allows companies to “reduce pain points and improve employee productivity by automatically executing and tracking processes.”

78
1 year ago

This startup is building a system that would allow customers to send a text message to multiple retailers and have the purchase executed seamlessly.

78
1 year ago

A tool for cutting together short, animated GIFs on Macs and PCs.

78
2 years ago

A startup that cuts banks out of the process of opening a checking account by building its own app. The startup has a mobile app that would allow customers to log in to their bank, make savings and investment plans, and keep track of their spending.

77
2 years ago

A startup that helps large retailers streamline their supply chain and avoid prices from being undercut by competitors.

75
2 years ago

A Boston startup that aims to make it easier for people to start a business by cutting out the middlemen that currently profit from them. It offers a suite of services that allow companies to set up a website in 15 minutes.

75
2 years ago

A tool for insurance brokers to track which agents have been working together to win new business. The startup is looking to provide “a better ROI for insurance brokers”, by cutting out the middle man.

75
1 year ago

A mobile app that allows customers to directly order products online from brands, with the retailer taking a cut of the sale.

75
1 year ago

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

75
8 months ago

A software platform that optimizes the compilation process in software development. It’s a more efficient way of building software, and can help developers cut hours off of their product creation process.

75
2 years ago

A tool for web developers to build custom fonts, cutting down on the time it takes to get a font approved for use on a website.

74
2 years ago

A tool one can use to create and execute “digital business” plans.

74
1 year ago

Smart contracts are basically pieces of code that will execute conditions set by the maker of the contract when the contract is broken.

74
2 years ago

This app is built to make it easy for business leaders to stay in touch with the people who make their businesses work, allowing executives to communicate with their teams via text.

73
1 year ago

A platform for selling and buying your car or truck, financed with a monthly payment. The startup sold its first loan in May with former GM executive, Mark St. Pierre, leading the company.

70
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 way for companies to manage their brand’s social media accounts. The company wants to partner with big brands and tell them how to use the platform, then get a cut when they do so.

69
1 year ago

A startup that helps small-business owners create a sales process that’s easy to follow and efficient to execute. The app helps small-business owners track their sales process, manage customer relationships, and manage their inventory.

69
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 SaaS that serves as a “commercial intranet” for companies, developed by a former Microsoft executive. The company says it has nearly 1,000 customers and has raised $30 million in funding.

68
1 year ago

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

67
1 year ago

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

66
1 year ago

The idea is to use an app to automatically coordinate payroll across different companies. Employees get notifications when their salaries are ready, and the company takes a cut of their paycheck. It’s an interesting model that could help companies restructure their payroll.

66
10 months ago

Helping students plan and execute their college visits.

66
2 years ago

Founded by a former Google executive, the company is looking to bring AI to the design business. The startup’s first product is a tool that helps designers prototype a product with a drawing tool.

65
1 year ago

A company that helps hospitals and other medical facilities cut down on expensive paper records.

65
1 year ago

This startup asks the question: “What if you could make your kitchen more efficient” If you want to save money on electricity, the company says, you could make your kitchen more efficient, cut down on your food waste, save time, and eat healthier.

63
1 year ago

The startup founded by a former General Electric executive, wants to use AI and a custom-designed nanotechnology solution to make drinking water taste better.

61
8 months ago

The startup is building an app that makes it easy for people to buy and sell used clothing online, cutting out the need for a middleman like eBay.

61
9 months ago

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

59
1 year ago

A platform for sharing knowledge, with a particular focus on the medical profession. The startup wants to cut the time doctors spend on paperwork, allowing them to have more time for patient care.

58
1 year ago

A platform that lets you streamline your workflow in terms of how you share assets/assets between different parties. So, for example, if you’re an artist and you’re working with a director, you can upload your artwork to a cloud-based platform that allows you to share it with the director, who can then use it in the final cut without having to work directly with you.

56
1 year ago

Wrapping up our list of the best startups in Y Combinator’s class of 2020, we've selected 5 startups from the batch that had the best business ideas and the best execution. (If you're curious, we'd recommend checking out the list of the top Y Combinator startups of 2019 here .)

56
1 year ago

A new way of paying artists, based on a kind of marketplace model. The major difference is that the company doesn’t take any commission from the artists. The startup instead takes a 30% cut as a fee for the use of the platform.

56
1 year ago

Companies can use Made.io to upload and store their files in the cloud, so that they can easily be accessed when needed. The company then provides its own hosting and security, and then takes a small cut of the revenue.

52
1 year ago

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

51
6 months ago

A startup that helps restaurants outsource their delivery needs, to save money and cut down on delivery time.

51
1 year ago

A startup that helps you plan and execute a custom charity campaign for a cause of your choosing.

50
1 year ago

This company is building an AI bot for executives to give daily guidance to employees via anonymous text messages.

50
1 year ago

Track is building a new way to track our expenses and savings, offering recaps of how we spent our money and automated suggestions on how to cut back.

50
1 year ago

A platform for students to request tutoring, with the company taking a 20% cut from tutors’ earnings.

48
1 year ago

A startup that wants to cut down on the “excess” of onboarding customers, and help companies automate the onboarding process through clear use of the right tools.

48
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

The startup’s target is high-level executives, and they want to help them stay on top of their job description and responsibilities.

47
1 year ago

This startup’s product lets small businesses manage their employees’ paperwork. It was founded in 2014 by two former BBVA executives.

47
1 year ago

This company makes a “cute,” AI-powered tool that allows developers to translate a website into a number of other languages.

47
1 year ago

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

47
1 year ago

A platform for selling and buying fixed-rate loans. The company is developed by former Citi, UBS, KKR and S&P executives.

46
5 months ago

A new product that helps TV programmers figure out which shows to buy and which to cut, with the startup’s AI software picking out the network’s greatest hits and those that are most likely to get canceled.

46
1 year ago

A startup that allows companies to cut down on employee telephone usage by using an app to auto-reject calls to certain numbers based on location.

45
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

A cloud-based software as a service platform for supply chain execution.

43
1 year ago

A company that lets you find and book the right stylist for your next haircut, without having to leave your desk.

43
1 year ago

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

43
1 year ago

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

42
1 year ago

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

42
6 months ago

This startup wants to let people sell unused home appliances and cut down on the waste.

42
1 year ago

A sales automation product that claims to help account executives automate the entire sales process.

41
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 company developing a device that cuts the cord on the ties that attach laptops to desks.

41
10 months ago

A startup that allows companies to build and manage their own apps, shipping software as executable code on a USB drive.

41
1 year ago

A tool for corporate recruiters to pitch job candidates to companies directly, cutting down on the time spent managing the process.

40
8 months ago

A SaaS offering that helps you cut down on the number of times you dig out your phone to make sure you’ve logged out of your social media accounts. The system is meant to make the account management process faster, more reliable, and less work.

40
8 months ago

A 3D printing service that uses a laser to cut and engrave images, with a focus on customizing products.

40
1 year ago

When you buy a TV on Amazon, the company takes a big cut of your money. You can buy a Roku and use a third-party app to stream Amazon content.

39
1 year ago

A startup that cuts fees for employers by allowing them to use their existing employee data (things like their social security number, for instance,) to verify who’s legally allowed to work in the US.

39
1 year ago

The company was founded in 2012 by Joshua Granick, a former entrepreneur and executive at a number of startups including Twitter and Uber.

39
1 year ago

A food delivery app for restaurants and food trucks, with the goal of helping them cut down on wasted food by bringing it right to the front door.

38
11 months ago

A new way to pay for parking, that cuts out the need to pay with a credit card, and lets you pay online.

38
5 months ago

A startup that helps people pay bills with their phones. The startup is already working with several hospitals, but already has its first “acute care” customer.

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 helps executives in the real estate industry innovate by bringing in new business.

37
10 months ago

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

37
1 year ago

A tool for creating and executing ads for Instagram and Facebook.

36
1 year ago

An upstart that wants to build a “smart” watch for heavy users of fitness trackers, claiming it can cut the time it takes to get to the gym from 30 minutes to 10.

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
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help people save money on airline tickets with a service that shows you how much money you’re spending on each ticket and tells you which tickets you can cut or cancel.

35
1 year ago

This startup helps save money by letting commuters access value-added features for free on their commute. The startup takes a cut, but the idea is that it will be a better business model than other ride-hailing companies.

35
11 months ago

A software startup that aims to cut out the need for data entry by allowing users to upload their own data. The startup’s web app allows users to upload data, which is then used to make recommendations and “tell you what to do next”. The startup is currently in beta.

35
11 months ago

A company building a platform to automate the process of executing large-scale acquisition deals.

35
1 year ago

A startup that helps busy executives get the most out of their time, with an emphasis on prioritizing tasks based on their leverage.

34
1 year ago

A company that uses a personalized approach to help a person change a habit by writing a custom program to help an individual cut down on a certain behavior.

34
1 year ago

This startup wants to take the rigmarole out of paying bills. The company aims to be the “Uber for payments”, the startup says it processes over $200 million in payments per month. It hopes to take a 15% cut of each transaction.

34
1 year ago

A ride-hailing service for medical patients to help alleviate the demand for rideshare services and cut down on the time and money spent trying to find a ride.

34
11 months ago

A platform for retailers and brands to sell directly to customers from their website, with the goal of cutting out the middle man.

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
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
10 months ago

The startup is building a mobile app to help people find and connect with local barbers in their area, including how to book a haircut, and even how to book a haircut online.

33
7 months ago

It is a drop-in-a-bucket startup incubator in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. The company was founded in 2017 by former Google executive Brian Wieser. The company's mission is to foster entrepreneurship in the city of Los Angeles.

32
6 months ago

A solution for small businesses to automate their bookkeeping, invoicing, and accounting. The startup is looking to partner with other companies in exchange for a cut of their profits.

32
5 months ago

A company that provides a cloud-based platform that simplifies the process of planning, executing, and tracking campaigns.

32
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses get started on social networks. The startup funds small businesses to build their social media presence in exchange for a cut of their sales.

31
1 year ago

An API for healthcare providers to manage patient data. The startup, founded by a former Amazon executive, is building a new API for healthcare providers to manage patient data.

31
11 months ago

A startup that is creating an app that allows people to identify and book haircuts, color treatments, and other hairstyling services in their home or office. The startup is also partnering with salons to offer financing options for salon services.

31
11 months ago

A web-based platform for executing and checking off tasks from a single dashboard, built for project managers.

31
11 months ago

A credit card that pays you back when you pay it back. Cardlytics uses mobile technology to help people manage their credit cards, with a unique feature that helps you monitor your spending and cuts down on the number of times you have to pay off a credit card.

31
10 months ago

A flexible budgeting app that makes it easy to budget at the moment and see how much you can free up by cutting back your expenses.

31
7 months ago

A software platform that helps large companies track and manage their supplier risk. Aids in the planning and execution of supplier audits, risk mitigation strategies and supplier management programs.

31
8 months ago

On July 29, 2018, Y Combinator announced that it is working with the United States Department of Defense on a $120 million Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) grant. DIUx is a new unit within DoD that is focused on bringing together startups and the military to develop cutting-edge technologies that the military can adopt for use in the war and defense arenas.

30
8 months ago

An employee-owned insurance company. The startup wants to build a marketplace of insurance products for businesses, where employees can buy coverage to meet their specific needs and where the startup takes a cut of the premiums.

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
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
8 months ago

 A platform that lets C-level executives and other employees post, edit, and remove information from their LinkedIn profile.

29
4 months ago

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

29
9 months ago

A company that helps companies bring their HR and payroll in-house, to cut down on the time it takes to hire new employees and the time it takes to pay them.

28
11 months ago

This startup wants to help students pay for college by cutting out the middleman. With EnrollMe, students can set up online accounts at their schools, then buy the school's textbooks, pay for the school's dorms and student meal plans, and then transfer those funds directly to their school.

27
10 months ago

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

27
9 months ago

An open-source, community-driven distributed ledger system that’s designed to enable companies to cut down on large amounts of paperwork and paperwork fraud.

27
6 months ago

This startup aims to teach people how to save and invest money by building a tool that makes it easy to create and execute a plan.

27
6 months ago

A startup that connects customers with their local locksmiths via text message, with the startup taking a cut of each transaction.

27
22 days ago

This startup has built a platform that helps people earn money by sharing their photos with brands in exchange for a cut of the earnings.

27
9 months ago

A startup that’s building a tool that allows marketers to cut through the noise from all the ads on the web by picking out the “chosen” ads.

26
5 months ago

A data visualization platform that aims to provide the most accurate and complete reports for credit risk. The idea is to provide a dashboard for banks to track risk, allowing them to make better lending decisions and cut down on bad loans.

26
4 months ago

A platform for businesses in the UK to “take a cut” off the top when selling products and services to other companies in the UK.

26
2 months ago

A startup that catches errors in production and cuts them out before you deliver the finished product.

26
6 months ago

A secure, encrypted store that allows users to sell their old smartphones through a mobile app, and then get a cut of the cash.

25
9 months ago

This startup wants to be the Uber of weddings – a group of wedding planners that work with couples to plan and execute their weddings.

24
5 months ago

A startup that connects customers with businesses by way of the phone. The startup is building an API for companies to send messages to customers on their behalf, cutting out the involvement of humans.

24
5 months ago

A digital distribution platform for publishers. The startup houses ad inventory for publishers who want to sell ads on their website, and pays publishers a cut of the revenue each month based on how many ads the publisher sells

24
11 months ago

a startup that wants to help people understand how they are spending their money. The startup wants to provide an easy-to-use dashboard of monthly spending to help people decide where to cut back.

23
6 months ago

A startup whose mission is to help people who have lost jobs or had their hours cut to find other work.

23
5 months ago

 A hot dog startup focused on improving the beef supply chain using artificial intelligence and computer vision. The startup is building a “beef-improvement protocol,” designed to be a “clever self-learning system” that can identify the best cuts of meat.

23
5 months ago

A company that makes it as easy to find local housing and roommates as it is to find a date. The startup aims to cut down on the frustration of finding a place to live.

23
5 months ago

The startup was started by a group of ex-IKEA designers and engineers after they saw the retail giant’s ability to sell furniture online cut into their ability to sell products. It’s available in the US and UK markets, with plans to expand to other countries soon.

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
1 month ago

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

22
6 months ago

A free service that helps companies plan and execute their business in the most time-efficient manner possible. The company today is focused on using machine learning to find the best timewise schedule for a project.

21
4 months ago

The company wants to help the world cut down on food waste. The startup’s name is a play on the word ‘re-up’, which is what people say when they have to re-order their favorite food

21
4 months ago

A mobile-first payments alternative that focuses on micropayments. The startup aims to take a cut of each transaction and hopes to revolutionize the way small businesses pay for goods and services.

21
3 months ago

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

21
6 months ago

A tool to help developers create, test, and launch software more quickly. The startup, which launched in June, uses a system of libraries to help developers cut down on code maintenance and writing.

20
27 days ago

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

20
7 months ago

The best ideas are usually the simplest. And in the startup world, simplicity and finding a way to solve a problem is not easy to execute. We’ve selected the best ideas from the last two months to help you jumpstart your next idea. We’ve grouped them by market.

19
5 months ago

A startup that lets users pay for their parking via a mobile app. The company says it’s currently working with over 1,000 parking lots and is profitable, in part because it cuts out the

19
5 months ago

A startup that’s trying to build a system for helping farmers get paid for their crops. The company says that for every 100 lbs of crops, farmers need to pay between $50 and $300 to intermediaries. In the future, it’s looking to automate the process of matching farmers to buyers, cutting out the middlemen.

19
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.

19
3 months ago

A platform that helps businesses plan, organize, and execute their sales campaigns.

19
3 months ago

A home energy provider to customers who want to cut their bills. The company wants to make the process of switching energy providers as easy as changing your phone plan.

19
3 months ago

This startup is developing a new way to manage calls. The company wants to provide a way for call center representatives to manage their job while they’re on the phone with customers, and cut down the amount of time they spend away from the desk.

19
2 months ago

A “Facebook for people,” players can connect with their friends, see pictures and videos posted by their friends, and can post their own. The startup was started by a former Facebook executive, who wanted to build on the platform’s growth.

19
1 month ago

This app basically allows you to order food from your favorite restaurants. It’s a way to cut out restaurants and make the entire process of ordering food a lot more simple, similar to Grubhub.

19
6 months ago

This startup is building an app that helps people and businesses sell or rent their vehicles in a more direct way. Users can post cars online, and Uber can take a cut, while people looking to buy or rent out a car can contact and find the cars available.

18
3 months ago

A startup prepping to launch in the fall of 2020 that aims to help identify the biggest expenses for a business before it signs a lease, helping with the process of choosing a location for your company. They heard about this need from top executives at the “billion dollar startups”.

18
2 months ago

A startup that helps law firms cut down on large legal expenses, building customized legal services for clients.

18
2 months ago

When a user clicks a link to a website, it’s often followed by a URL shortener being used to shorten the link to keep it from being found. It’s a tool used by SEO companies to rank websites. Sovereign wants to cut out the middleman and allow users to use the URL shortener directly on its platform.

18
2 months ago

A company that builds software for businesses to design, manage and execute security tests.

18
2 years ago

Idea: A new way to execute smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain that’s meant to be more secure and less expensive

17
9 months ago

A collaboration platform for senior executives and other high-level professionals. The startup is creating a platform where users can share documents, plans, ideas and other content with other users, while leaving the original author’s name associated with it.

17
2 months ago

A company that provides companies with their own custom branded credit card that they can use to pay for goods and services in the US. It’s a way to cut out the middleman and save on additional fees.

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 portfolio manager for the modern market. Opporto is a startup that wants to take a more active approach to portfolio management, cutting out the “passive” aspect of asset allocation and focusing on the more active management of portfolios. The startup aims to make money by charging a percentage of the assets in an investor’s portfolio, based on how they’re managed.

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
2 months ago

The CEO of the company is a former tech executive at Facebook who says their product lets small businesses easily create email marketing campaigns. They’re building a product for small businesses to send out email marketing campaigns.

16
1 month ago

“The Go-To-Market for Growth” is a tool that helps small businesses execute a “Sell-Out Strategy.”

15
5 months ago

This startup is building a virtual assistant that’s powered by AI to help answer questions and execute commands on Slack. It’s currently in private beta.

14
3 months ago

A toolset for building and maintaining your own custom keyboard shortcuts.

14
2 months ago

The startup, which was founded in May, wants to become the de facto “productivity companion” for people who want to do their own research and stay on the cutting edge of tech.

14
2 months ago

Founded by former Viacom executive and a former Google sales exec, this startup is building a suite of tools that help companies manage their influencer marketing, although their own website says they’re better suited for “large enterprises”.

14
2 months ago

This startup is building a video making tool that empowers users to create and share videos. The app’s early users include Shonda Rhimes, the Netflix executive who wrote Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.

13
1 month ago

A B2B company that helps companies establish customized policies that are automatically executed for employees based on their usage of the company’s software.

12
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 company that makes laser-cut wood and laser-cut metal components for DJI drones.

10
1 month ago

A software company that aims to “help brands execute on their digital transformation”. The startup wants to help customers find the right digital platform for their business and help them integrate different tools like marketing automation.

10
1 month ago

This is a SaaS system that allows retailers to automatically execute marketing campaigns based on the customer’s purchasing history. The startup says it has already signed up 50 retailers and is looking to expand.

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
26 days ago

The startup, whose name is a reference to the “Trump tax cut”, is building a tool that helps people reclaim their money from the IRS that they may have claimed back in the past.

8
12 days ago

A startup that brokers beauty partnerships between brands and influencers. Brands will pay a monthly fee, though the influencers will get a cut of the money.

8
5 days ago

An on-demand marketplace for home healthcare workers. It helps consumers choose a caretaker and book them, and the caretaker gets a cut of the money they make.

8
23 days ago

A company that provides a way to sell counterfeit products on eBay, with a twist. The startup takes a cut of the sales it helps secure for the counterfeiters.

7
1 day ago

A brand new payment platform for small businesses that don’t want to give credit card companies a cut. Instead of taking a percentage, the payment is split up between the merchant and the customer.

3
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to replace your wallet with a digital payments card, with one card that works everywhere. They charge a fee for the card, and also receive a cut of the fees merchants pay for the transaction.

2
2 years ago

Idea: Cut down on fraud at the point of sale

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2 years ago

Idea: Data-driven software for prosecutors and public defenders that aims to reduce incarceration and recidivism

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A software company that’s helping the big four accounting firms and financial services companies cut down on the time it takes to onboard new hires

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that allows users to create and sell their own video courses. The service is free, and it makes money by taking a cut of any courses that users sell.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that connects pro developers to people looking for help building apps, with the developer taking a cut of the project.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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2 years ago

Idea: A new way to order a steak. Instead of receiving an entire side of beef, customers can order individual cuts to their specifications.

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