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4 months ago

A platform to help farmers in India to manage their crops and sell directly to consumers over the internet. In the short time since launch, it has sold $1.6 million worth of produce.

2,303
4 months ago

A startup that allows farmers to sell excess food directly to their neighborhood grocery stores.

1,391
1 year ago

A digital platform for automated room service ordering in hotels. Users can order from a menu of the hotel’s dishes, and the order is sent to the kitchen directly. The startup is working with a dozen hotels in India.

442
1 year ago

A restaurant review app that allows customers to leave feedback about their meal directly on the receipt for the wait staff to see.

432
1 year 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.

273
1 year ago

A platform that connects consumers with products and services they want to buy directly from a mobile phone.

219
1 year ago

The app acts as a digital wallet for your car, helping you use your phone to buy gas and get directions, and to pay for parking and tolls in the city.

212
2 years ago

A digital advertising company that helps companies sell directly on Facebook

194
2 years ago

A startup that creates a directory of local home repair experts so people can find someone to do small home repairs

193
1 year ago

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

190
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of massage therapists

188
2 years ago

Online business directory and community for India

188
2 years ago

A platform for small businesses to publish, organize, and send their blog posts directly to their subscribers’ inboxes.

188
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of doctors that are high quality and charge a flat fee for specific procedures

185
1 year ago

A startup that allows business owners to share their expense reports directly within their business app.

185
2 years ago

A tool for using the internet to create and sell video content. It functions more like a go-between for videographers and content owners, creating a more direct, streamlined process for rights and payments.

175
2 years ago

A startup that provides a “digital home” where someone can design and build a custom home online, and then have it shipped to them. The startup creates a 3D model of the house, and then puts it into a CAD program, which allows them to directly see the design, and put in every detail.

168
1 year ago

A directory of the world’s best remote job sites, curated by the founders of Remote Year.

160
2 years ago

A credit card for the underbanked. It eschews traditional bank systems and instead relies on direct deposit.

156
2 years ago

A SaaS company that offers a platform for managing employee benefits. It provides a software dashboard for insurance providers to compare health plans and find the best benefits to offer without having to communicate directly with consumers.

155
2 years ago

The startup wants to build a global “decentralized, distributed version control system” where users can collaborate directly with each other to do things like improve code or collaborate on core products.

155
1 year ago

A platform that enables consumers to buy goods directly from manufacturers.

155
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of contractors for people who are looking for a contractor to do work on their home

154
2 years ago

A startup that provides an online directory of local services (ie car mechanics, painters, etc)

150
2 years ago

A commerce platform that allows small businesses to sell their wares and services directly to consumers online.

150
2 years ago

A startup that sells a directory of people who will come out and do odd jobs around your house - like repairing fixtures, painting,

149
2 years ago

A directory for hospital employees to find any service they need, from doctors to nurses to food delivery, all on one page.

147
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of mobile app developers

145
1 year ago

A software company that aims to help businesses track customer information and enterprise data. The startup writes to customers directly to collect data and to think up new ideas.

145
2 years ago

A web-based platform for buying concert tickets, connecting artists directly with fan-clubs, and allowing fans to buy tickets for their friends.

144
2 years ago

A startup that creates a directory of people who are trained to do repair work on a variety of things like plumbing, electrical wiring, and AC work

143
2 years ago

A 3D-printed eyewear company that’s looking to disrupt the eyewear industry with a direct-to-consumer approach.

143
2 years ago

The startup is building a service that they describe as “the Uber of air travel”. It replaces the “front-end” that users deal with when they book a flight and instead of a travel agent, will connect them directly with an itinerary.

142
2 years ago

A digital platform for buying and selling e-books, with services like a price guarantee for authors, and direct-to-consumer sales.

141
2 years ago

A startup that is a directory of places to go on vacation and where you can do activities (IE A startup like TripAdvisor but for all sorts of activities)

140
1 year ago

 A web-based company directory for the US

139
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of people who have extra time and are willing to help others with chores, errands, etc

138
2 years ago

Idea: A scheduling app for hair salons, meant to streamline the process of booking appointments and also to provide a better customer experience by allowing customers to book their appointments directly through the app

138
2 years ago

Builds a platform for businesses to share and compare information about their products, services, and employees. It has partnerships with companies like Linkedin, Mailchimp, and Stripe, allowing employees to upload their resumes, manage their accounts, and receive paychecks directly within the platform.

138
1 year ago

A startup that lets you turn your Instagram profile into a directory for all your social media accounts.

138
2 years ago

Skip is a direct to consumer platform for retailers to create their own branded subscriptions.

137
1 year ago

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

137
2 years ago

A startup that is building a way for people to use their GPU instantly and directly for cryptocurrency mining and trading

136
2 years ago

A new kind of payment system that allows taxi owners to compete with Uber and Lyft. Instead of needing to call a dispatcher, riders can hail a cab in real-time and pay directly through the app.

136
2 years ago

A tool that allows programmers to build and edit .NET Framework applications directly from their smart phones

136
1 year ago

The idea behind this startup is that there are 100s of millions of people who don’t use their car’s navigation system, but do know how to use their cellphones. The startup wants to solve the problem by building a service for people to use their phone’s GPS to give them directions.

136
2 years ago

A startup that creates a turnkey system to help entrepreneurs get started in the right direction

135
2 years ago

A food delivery service that will allow its customers to order their own vegetables, rice, and protein and have it delivered directly to their door.

135
2 years ago

A digital platform for group-buying, with the goal of making it simpler and cheaper for people to order directly from the group, and helping them better manage the group.

135
2 years ago

Artsy is building a peer-to-peer platform that leverages the best art curators and artists to help connect buyers with sellers and sellers with buyers. The startup is building an artist marketplace that allows artists to connect directly to buyers on the platform.

135
1 year ago

An “agentless” marketplace for professional services. Clients can use the service to connect directly with these providers without the need for a human intermediary.

135
1 year ago

One of the most common complaints about shopping carts is that it’s hard to compare prices. 3D Cart hopes to help with that by showing the prices from the retailer’s site directly on the cart page.

135
2 years ago

Apple’s iOS operating system lacks a centralized directory to find and open files. Filefactory has built a solution that will let you “find files and get notifications for files that are important to you—in any app”.

134
2 years ago

A company that can assemble furniture from a factory in China, and ship it directly to a customer.

134
2 years ago

A company that helps people find the right healthcare provider when they need it, whether that's a doctor or a lab. Their product is a directory of doctors and their practices, with the ability to add doctors, review and edit information, and even schedule appointments.

134
2 years ago

A data visualization tool for account directors to track their customer’s key metrics, like revenue, customer service, and churn.

134
2 years ago

 This company is building a platform for ride-sharing companies to work directly with customers.

134
1 year ago

The startup is building an enterprise-grade email platform that allows marketers to send emails directly to employees, rather than having to use an external service like MailChimp or Mandrill.

134
2 years ago

The startup’s mobile app is meant to help photographers plan their shoots, then let them share photos directly to social media.

133
2 years ago

A platform that allows customers to buy a specific film or lens and have it shipped directly to their door.

133
2 years ago

This startup wants to make it easier to sell tickets for events by allowing users to sell tickets to venues directly. Currently, the startup is only working with venues that have their own ticketing software, but in the future it hopes to work with event organizers as well.

132
2 years ago

A $100 million startup that works with “large group of healthcare providers” to offer direct-to-consumer health insurance.

132
2 years ago

The six-episode series is written by the late Blaine Capatch and directed by his brother, Daniel Capatch, and is produced by Blaine Capatch's company, Significant Productions. It stars Marla Sokoloff, Kyle MacLachlan, Taye Diggs, and Kathleen Quinlan.

132
2 years ago

A navigation app for the blind, which can display arrows and text to guide users in the right direction.

132
2 years ago

A startup that promises to be the next Uber for the taxi industry. Instead of incentivizing drivers by paying them directly, they’ll pay the driver’s customer base.

131
2 years ago

A startup that wants to allow consumers to buy directly from makers, like they would from Etsy.

131
2 years ago

A platform for direct-to-consumer health care that allows users to share health data and receive treatment recommendations from a variety of doctors and hospitals. The company says it is the only platform of its kind and has raised $1.2 million to date.

131
2 years ago

This is a company that is teaming up with a local restaurant to help you order food from a menu directly online. The idea is that you can then order a meal to be ready in the same spot that you want to pick it up from.

131
2 years ago

A startup that is a directory of certified public accountants

130
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies “reduce the time it takes to receive a quote from an insurance company” by connecting them directly to carriers and streamlining the process in a way that’s automated and simple.

130
2 years ago

An ad tech company that’s building a new technology that they say has the potential to significantly change the way digital advertising is purchased and sold. The company’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the digital advertising market by giving advertisers complete control of their ad campaigns, directly from their desktop and mobile devices.

130
2 years ago

Unbounce isn’t selling directly to customers, but instead to small agencies and marketers that want to hire them to do their advertising.

129
2 years ago

A company that wants to build a SaaS platform for “convenient, direct, and secure” exchanges for consumers and businesses.

129
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform that aims to help entrepreneurs pitch their projects on a more intimate level. It’s a tool to help founders speak directly to the crowd without the need for a large team of people. It’s currently in private beta.

129
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory for people to find local restaurants with vegan options

128
2 years ago

A GPS-based ride-sharing app that allows users to call a car directly from their phone.

128
2 years ago

A platform for pharmaceuticals that wants to be the Uber for drug distribution. Instead of having to find a distributor, the startup wants to connect patients directly with pharmacies that can provide them with medicines.

128
2 years ago

A navigation app for drivers that uses data from real-time feed from traffic cameras to give you turn-by-turn directions.

127
2 years ago

A company that lets the corporate legal department take direct control of hiring, firing, and training new employees.

127
1 year ago

A software platform to help brands sell directly to consumers, using various channels including email, text, or social.

127
2 years ago

A music-sharing platform that wants to take the middle man out of the music industry. The startup wants to make it easy for artists and labels to sell their music direct to fans, and also want to create a brand new revenue stream for artists in the process.

126
1 year ago

A decentralized, open-source online marketplace that allows people to buy and sell digital goods and services directly from other users without the need for a centralized authority.

126
2 years ago

A startup that gives a voice to a growing number of people who are sick of the medical system, especially in the US. It aims to help people connect with their health care providers in a more direct and human way.

125
2 years ago

A new service that lets companies run their own credit card processing, giving them the ability to take cash out of the ATM and sending it directly to a bank account.

125
2 years ago

A platform for video creators to monetize their content, using direct marketing and payments.

125
1 year ago

This startup is building a system for making food trucks more sustainable by allowing them to buy in bulk directly from suppliers.

125
1 year ago

The first NFC app to let users order food directly on their phones, in advance, and pay using just a tap. It’s currently being used in Paris to order ahead at restaurants, hotels, and cafes.

124
2 years ago

The startup is working on a new type of mobile banking that’s mobile-first, and designed to provide easy access to traditional banking services like check deposits, bill pay, and direct deposit.

123
2 years ago

A mobile app that allows users to easily send and receive money. The startup was founded in July and is focused on working with local banks in the US. It aims to get users to use the app to send money directly to their local bank accounts or other people’s bank accounts.

123
2 years ago

The company is an online pharmacy, with a twist. They are creating a marketplace where doctors can sell pharmaceuticals to the public, and the public can buy these drugs directly from doctors.

123
1 year ago

Allows you to track your time spent on phone calls, direct message conversations, or meetings. The startup wants to help you know how much time you’re spending on tasks that are more important and track how you’re using the time you’re not using.

123
2 years ago

A directory-based marketplace for short-term rentals of cars, bikes, and scooters.

122
2 years ago

This is an omnichannel platform to help retailers connect with their customers directly, in order to grow sales and better manage inventory.

121
2 years ago

This startup is building a way to help farmers market their products without the hassle of selling via a big, impersonal store. Instead, farmers can have a more intimate and less expensive selling experience when selling directly to the consumer.

121
2 years ago

A company that is building a platform that lets artists sell their work directly to customers, including things like stickers and greeting cards.

121
1 year ago

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

121
1 year ago

A platform that allows individuals to trade cryptocurrencies directly with one another.

121
2 years ago

A startup for insurance products. The startup works directly with insurance companies, helping companies get quotes and make money on the deal.

120
2 years ago

A new way for consumers to buy music and pay directly to artists. Sounding is a new way for fans to directly support artists they like with a “tip”, or a donation, that goes directly to the artist.

120
2 years ago

A startup that creates a directory of lawyers who are willing to work on contingency

119
2 years ago

A resource for finding the best yoga classes and teachers in a particular city. The company also wants to develop a global directory of yoga studios.

118
2 years ago

An API that lets customers pay any merchant in the world, directly through their website, with no credit-card processing fees.

118
2 years ago

This startup is using mobile payments to help small businesses pay their vendors directly from their phones, reducing the need to invoice and avoid late payments.

117
2 years ago

 A “frictionless” payments app that lets businesses turn debit card payments into direct deposits, enabling customers to pay without even having a card in their hands.

116
1 year ago

A platform that allows real estate agents to list properties for sale and rent via a mobile app. The startup is trying to connect home sellers and renters directly, rather than using a broker.

116
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of people in your area who are willing to do small tasks for you (IE: I pay $25 and you go get my laundry washed and cleaned at the dry cleaner)

115
2 years ago

This platform helps tech companies that would like to sell software as a service (SaaS) to clients. The platform allows for businesses to reach their clients directly, and also helps them understand how much money their clients are spending on software.

115
2 years ago

A company that provides a way for people to apply to jobs directly from the phone. It’s currently working in the UK, and has plans to expand to other countries.

115
1 year ago

A direct-to-consumer subscription service that focuses on providing tools for health and self-improvement. Offers access to workout plans, meal plans, and other content.

115
1 year ago

The app will allow people to search and buy flights at any time of day, choosing from direct flights, travel agencies, or their preferred airlines.

114
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a decentralized app store, like Google Play. The startup wants to connect developers with users directly.

114
2 years ago

A startup to crowdsource direct marketing campaigns for companies.

113
2 years ago

A company that connects large retailers with local farmers, allowing them to buy produce directly from them and have it delivered to their store locally.

113
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a decentralized store, working model of its own. The company wants to take the “store” out of retail so people can sell their goods and services directly to people online.

113
1 year ago

A smartphone app that allows users to set reminders directly to their phone, without having to log into a service like Google or Apple.

112
10 months ago

The BusinessBold is an online directory of B2B startups. The directory allows members to search for businesses based on location, industry, and size. The directory is updated weekly.

112
2 years ago

UrbanClap specializes in helping local businesses find customers through their mobile app. It’s building a tool that helps people book appointments at local businesses from their phones directly.

111
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help college students get answers to their questions about their health. There are an estimated 1.5 million students with health questions and a very limited number of resources to direct them to.

111
2 years ago

 A startup that helps companies manage their customers from a customer relations perspective. It’s a CRM for customers and employees as well as a way to manage a directory of contacts.

111
2 years ago

A tool for designers that helps them quickly create mockups of their work, and allows them to embed other relevant apps, like their website’s login screen, directly into the mockup.

111
2 years ago

Directs and optimizes customer interactions with brick-and-mortar stores. The company has developed a proprietary virtual assistant software which has already been integrated into 88 retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Petco, and Whole Foods.

110
2 years ago

A way to do peer review for scientific papers, allowing scientists to post their work directly as a paper on the internet and ask for feedback from the scientific community.

110
2 years ago

A management-software tool for companies that sell their own products directly to consumers.

109
2 years ago

Integrated system for tracking and managing real estate transactions for companies. The company works directly with the actual seller, so it can offer tax advice and other services.

109
2 years ago

 This startup wants to disrupt the insurance industry by creating a platform that connects users directly with experts and their claims.

109
2 years ago

A startup that lets guests book rooms and restaurants directly on Airbnb, without having to go through the service’s own reservations system.

109
2 years ago

A company that’s building a “smart gateway” that’s meant to connect small businesses directly with banks and financial institutions.

108
2 years ago

A platform that allows users to post content, sell products, and manage their social media directly from their website.

108
10 months ago

A startup that wants to connect businesses and consumers directly. It’s currently focused on one market that wants to be able to buy a physical product and also have that product shipped over the web.

108
10 months ago

A platform that lets people donate directly to their favorite causes. It’s a tool that keeps track of donations and lets donors easily share their experiences and tips.

108
10 months ago

A startup that connects a restaurant’s cooks with customers who want to eat at the restaurant without actually going there. The startup is building a restaurant’s online ordering system, delivery service, and payment system, with the goal of having customers order online, with their food coming directly to them.

107
2 years ago

Tired of paying hefty overdraft fees, this startup wants to make banks obsolete and hand them over to their customers, who can then pay bills and get cash advances directly from their bank accounts.

105
2 years ago

A SaaS that helps artists sell their work directly to consumers in a way that’s more efficient than selling through a gallery or commercial gallery.

105
2 years ago

A web-based product-design platform that helps companies design their products directly from their product teams.

105
2 years ago

A mobile payments company that uses a combination of SMS and M2M to allow merchants to accept payments directly from their customers.

104
2 years ago

This startup is building an app that allows users to buy and sell local goods to each other directly in person, without going through a middleman.

104
2 years ago

A platform for all digital currencies. Their goal is to provide a universal wallet that allows users to exchange between digital and fiat currency directly.

104
2 years ago

America’s digital magazine is a digital magazine that is central to its mission is to cover the changing landscape of the media industry, and how technology is affecting it. Since February 2014, it has published a new issue every other Thursday and has a print-on-demand model, so subscribers receive their copy directly.

103
2 years ago

The founders of this startup are serial entrepreneurs. They’ve raised $4.5 million to build a platform that can help brands and agencies build better ads and work with customers directly to improve their marketing efforts.

103
2 years ago

A way for retailers to deliver their products directly to consumers without any human interaction. The startup’s goal is to make consumer interaction with products as invisible as possible.

103
2 years ago

An “Ask-a-Vet” app that directs users to the nearest vet, and is backed by PetMed Express, a pet supply retailer.

103
10 months ago

A platform that allows users to book appointments directly with a doctor over the phone and in person.

103
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.

102
2 years ago

A tool to help people find and buy direct-to-consumer items on the web.

101
2 years ago

A company that helps independent contractors sell their services to large corporations. The startup is based in the US, but in the future wants to use artificial intelligence and relationship management to help businesses buy services directly from contractors.

100
1 year ago

A startup that is building a software-defined radio for IoT, allowing devices to connect directly to the internet. It’s a layer of software that sits between the radio chip manufacturer and the end user.

100
1 year ago

A startup that wants to connect you directly to the data you need for your research, building your own databases in a decentralized manner.

100
2 years ago

A startup for direct sales of international travel, with a focus on leisure travelers. The startup provides an easy way to book and pay for the flight with a credit card and splits the commission with the travel agent.

99
2 years ago

A platform that helps business owners directly monetize their digital content. They’re using a crowdsourced model of community management to build the best content curation platform.

98
2 years ago

The idea is to build a service that enables you to trade your Apple Watch and iPhone data with other people. The company wants to build a directory of sellers and buyers of Apple Watch and iPhone data.

98
1 year ago

A company that uses algorithms to direct automated phone calls to businesses to help them reach out to prospective customers who have similar interests. The startup offers a “campaign” for as low as $400 for up to two calls per day.

98
1 year ago

An on-demand software company that helps publishers distribute content via direct selling and third-party platforms. It’s targeting the small business market, but will also be expanding into research, and wants to take on the business of direct selling.

98
2 years ago

An online directory of local hairstyling and beauty products.

97
2 years ago

This company is building a software platform that connects manufacturers with small and medium-sized businesses that need digital printing solutions, including direct mail, invitations, catalogs, posters, and more.

97
2 years ago

A tool to help nonprofits do their fundraising. By taking in donations and giving them out to their clients in a direct, transparent manner, the startup wants to help nonprofits grow their donor bases and improve their bottom line.

96
2 years ago

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

96
2 years ago

A digital directory for buying and selling used cars. The company has a deal with dealerships, allowing them to sell their vehicles on the platform.

94
2 years ago

a free front-end application for Gmail that allows users to download and share their email directly to other messaging apps. The company’s aim is to provide a simpler, more intuitive interface for users to manage their email.

93
1 year ago

A digital payments application for small businesses that replaces a bank account, credit card, and direct debit. The B2B business uses the same technology that allows a company to charge purchases to a credit card.

92
1 year ago

The company’s founders speak of a future where the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE) converge, allowing users to control the devices in their homes directly from their phones.

91
2 years ago

A platform for fashion brands to manage their products, with a lean startup that seeks to build a marketplace where brands can sell their products directly to consumers.

90
1 year ago

This startup aims to make it easier for people to pay for parking tickets, by building an app for parking enforcement agencies that lets them pay directly from their phone.

89
2 years ago

An advertising platform for artists that uses blockchain technology to smooth out the payment process. ArtPro is building a DApp on Ethereum that will allow artists to sell their digital work directly to their fans.

88
2 years ago

A startup that helps schools make more money from their online activities by directing the money that students spend on school supplies and other items to the school.

87
1 year ago

A company that allows people to create customized “banking services” for themselves, from getting their paychecks directly deposited to arranging overdraft protection or making payments online.

87
4 months ago

An AI-powered e-commerce platform that allows customers to shop and buy items direct from manufacturers and importers. The company is also building out a supply chain management system.

87
4 months ago

A digital ticketing platform for live events, selling tickets directly to attendees and making it easier for fans to purchase tickets and manage transactions.

87
11 months ago

A business development platform helping small businesses scale up their sales. It’s built on a similar model to Alteryx, which operates as a team of analysts and data scientists who work directly with the client to bring their data to bear.

86
4 months ago

A smartphone app that lets you pay for your cab ride directly with a thumb scan. They’re starting in New York City and hope to expand to other US cities.

86
2 years ago

A content management system for travel websites, allowing them to sell content to companies that they can’t sell to directly. The startup also offers a tool for managing content on the web for travel companies.

84
2 years ago

A team of former Google engineers are building a “SEO suite” for e-commerce platforms that includes keyword research, sitemaps, and other tools. It helps brands rank better on search engines and direct more traffic to the site.

83
2 years ago

A startup for people to buy and sell products directly from their phones, and for sellers to receive payment via Venmo. The company is looking to expand into a marketplace with services like insurance and education.

82
2 years ago

A group of startups that wants to build a more flexible alternative to the more common SaaS model. The startups want to build tools that let people customize their solutions into “custom apps” that can be sold to customers directly.

82
1 year ago

A tool that allows people to receive a monthly stipend via direct deposit.

82
2 years ago

This startup is building a service that turns your iPhone into a platform for helping you find a doctor or emergency room. You’ll be able to call any medical professional or hospital directly from your iPhone, and they’ll provide you with directions and a diagnosis.

81
2 years ago

A B2B company that provides customers with a toner printer that prints directly onto their paper

80
2 years ago

A SaaS company that helps companies sell more easily online. The company’s main product, Bizboss, helps companies build marketing campaigns across social media, email, search, and direct mail.

80
2 years ago

A company that allows you to buy and sell goods on eBay directly from within a mobile app. Founded by former Facebook exec Justin Kan, Hangers was started in 2014 and has raised $5.5 million. and has over 30,000 users.

79
1 year ago

A tool for producers and directors to create marketing videos, with a focus on how to use a camera and lighting to tell a story.

78
7 months ago

A startup that wants to help the fashion industry eliminate the middleman. The company is developing a platform that lets fashion brands list their merchandise directly to consumers through their websites and apps, eliminating the need for a stockist.

78
1 year ago

This startup is building a new kind of store for farmers around the world, where farmers can sell directly to consumers at a discount.

77
2 years ago

The startup wants to help companies meet the needs of their customers with a new tech platform that lets users talk directly to their bank services, like the automated teller machines of the future.

76
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make a way for brands to quickly and cheaply build an Instagram-like social media account directly on Facebook. Great for influencers who don’t want to deal with complicated Instagram accounts.

76
1 year ago

A platform to help artists and artisans sell their goods directly to customers, via a website that helps them manage inventory and track sales.

76
1 year ago

A global network of local markets, with local farmers who are able to sell their produce directly to consumers. The company’s customers are typically top-tier restaurants and grocery stores.

75
4 months ago

A startup that wants to build a system that would help breweries and distilleries sell their products directly to consumers, removing the need for distributors to manage the supply chain.

75
2 years 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.

74
2 years ago

A platform that lets businesses sell directly to their customers – similar to services like Shopify or Stripe.

74
1 year ago

A platform to help merchants sell direct to consumers through Facebook.

74
9 months ago

A platform that helps customers avoid high fees by connecting them directly with their bank and credit card companies.

74
1 year ago

A tool for creators of videos, photographers, musicians, etc. to upload their work to various platforms, like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc. and sell it directly without having to deal with intermediaries like Facebook or Google.

73
1 year ago

This startup directs users to the best cup of coffee within a 5-mile radius.

73
2 years ago

A new platform for data analysis and processing. The company’s platform is built on a decentralized network of computers that run on smart contracts, directly connecting scientists with researchers across the world.

72
2 years 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.

72
1 year ago

A SaaS tool for sales reps to manage direct sales teams and customers more effectively.

72
1 year ago

This startup is building an advertising platform for influencers that allows brands to deal directly with influencers.

72
1 year ago

A company that helps companies sell their products via their websites, then ship them directly to customers

72
1 year ago

A financial app for students that helps colleges accept payments directly from a student’s bank account, instead of charging fees or taking checks.

71
1 year ago

A startup that helps connect nurses and patients primarily in emerging markets. The app aims to help doctors and nurses access it directly from their smartphones.

70
1 year ago

A payment platform that allows stores to take credit card payments directly from customers. The startup provides technology to stores to collect credit cards and data on customers. It also operates a cashier-less store with integrated technology.

69
1 year ago

A platform that connects local businesses with customers, and helps them deliver packages directly to the customer’s door.

69
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.

69
1 year ago

This startup wants to help small businesses create, manage, and share Google Docs spreadsheets directly from their phone.

68
1 year ago

A startup that allows people to send a video directly to a friend, with a minimum of fuss.

68
1 year ago

This startup is building a banking app for small businesses. The app allows small companies to open bank accounts and use the tools of the bank directly.

68
7 months ago

This startup wants to be the directory for the global freelance market, listing opportunities for all kinds of services, through a mobile app. Users can go through the app to see who would be the best match for a particular job.

68
1 year ago

A digital concierge service that connects users directly to local service providers for personalized service.

67
1 year ago

A search engine that aims to provide a direct answer to the question “What is the best restaurant in this city”

67
1 year ago

A startup that helps business development teams build and maintain their relationships with customers by offering a direct line of communication that is always available.

66
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.

66
1 year ago

A startup that helps farmers save money and time by delivering produce directly to their door.

66
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies create business plans to help them attract funding, with a dashboard that helps them track progress, and a direct sales model that helps them increase leads and close deals.

66
1 year ago

An e-commerce app for small operations (typically unlicensed) that allows them to get orders and ship products directly to customers, as well as manage inventory and customer accounts.

65
1 year ago

Tastebuds helps restaurants and home cooks save money by paying suppliers directly and automating day to day operations.

65
1 year ago

A startup that wants to take a person’s health, from a doctor’s perspective, and put it in a dashboard. It’s a “free radical”, a company in San Francisco, California, that wants to change the way the world thinks about health. It has a commercial in production with a director who’s won a couple of Oscars, and a book in development.

65
1 year ago

A new kind of air traffic controller that lets pilots and air traffic controllers communicate directly with each other, rather than using an emergency service.

65
1 month ago

A doctor in India uses WhatsApp to send prescriptions directly to patients’ homes

65
1 year ago

A company that helps urban farmers sell fresh produce directly to local consumers via a network of farmers.

64
1 year ago

A startup for the sales of all kinds of used goods. The startup is hosting weekly events to help people sell goods directly to buyers.

64
1 year ago

A startup that wants to connect your phone or tablet directly to your TV, eliminating the need for a cable box.

64
1 year ago

This startup wants to create a marketplace for freelance content creators and help them turn their content into direct revenue.

63
1 year ago

A startup that helps users find and share the best places to go within their city, then make reservations directly with the restaurant.

63
1 year ago

A startup that raised $2.7 million in funding in July to develop a point-of-sale system that would allow businesses to directly access credit card information.

63
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses give their customers the ability to order products directly through the company’s website, rather than having to go through an intermediary.

63
1 year ago

This startup wants to remove complexity from the process of booking flights by connecting airlines directly to hotels. The startup currently has a pilot with 10 hotels in Philadelphia, and plans for expansion to the whole of the US by the end of 2019.

63
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people buy, sell and ship items without having to worry about inventory. The startup is building a platform where you can list items for sale, then have them packaged and shipped directly to someone else.

63
1 year ago

A startup that helps developers and brands connect directly.

63
1 year ago

The startup aims to help brokers and sellers of used vehicles and vehicles for sale deal directly with each other.

62
1 year ago

A “sales platform for developers,” allowing them to sell directly to customers. It’s available on the web and on iOS/Android apps.

62
1 year ago

This company wants to power the next generation of music distribution, allowing artists to sell directly to fans through a customizable iOS app.

62
1 year ago

A “smart” LED bulb that can be controlled directly from the iPhone. The company is targeting the home automation space.

62
3 months ago

A startup that lets users pay merchants via PayPal without going through the standard merchant verification process. The startup has partnered with over 50 companies, including BuildDirect and Shopify.

62
1 year ago

A startup that takes a more direct approach to protecting users from phishing and fraud. It’s a standalone app that can be installed on any website or app for a few dollars a month.

61
1 year ago

A way to create a directory of Middle Eastern food for travelers, along with ratings and reviews.

61
1 year ago

This startup allows companies to send out invoices and payments directly from the website.

61
1 year ago

A startup that builds out a platform for fashion labels to sell direct online.

61
1 year ago

A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

60
1 year ago

A startup connecting people who need rentals with homeowners who want to rent out their homes. The company wants to allow renters to search for homes within a specific price range and go directly to the homeowner.

60
1 year ago

E-commerce startup that allows shoppers to buy groceries and other products directly from brands and merchants.

60
1 year ago

A digital platform for the organic food industry to sell directly to customers, with its current focus on e-commerce fulfillment. The founders envision a future where they can send one of the world’s most trusted brands of food directly to your doorstep.

60
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurants collect payment for their services via direct debit and credit card.

60
11 months ago

A platform that acts as a digital storefront for artists, connecting them directly to fans, and allows them to sell digital downloads as well

60
10 months ago

A startup that lets movie theater patrons order food and drinks directly from their seat.

60
4 months ago

Location-based messaging app that allows people to navigate their cities using AI-powered directions

60
4 months ago

OnTap is building a way for people to communicate with and give directions to each other in real time. The startup, which was founded in August, is building a communication platform for people who want to share their location with friends and family, offering them a choice of several different ways to do so.

60
3 months ago

A startup that uses a hybrid of geocoded data from social networks and other sources to provide driving directions.

60
1 year ago

A startup that helps customers sell insurance directly to their customers, removing the need for the customer to go through their agent.

59
1 year ago

A startup that wants to disrupt the global shipping industry by building a platform that allows anyone to send packages directly to a customer. The startup’s founders say that the company has already built a beta product and has started a pilot program with USPS.

59
4 months ago

A platform to plug in third-party content providers to allow entrepreneurs to post their content directly to LinkedIn.

59
1 year ago

A startup that’s working on a new way to connect startups with investors. The startup is building a marketplace where startups will be able to connect directly with VCs without having to go through a middleman.

58
1 year ago

A product for business owners, in which you can sell your products directly in your Shopify store. The company’s founder says there are over 25,000 people in the US using his app.

58
1 year ago

A startup that offers workers the ability to work remotely, get paid via their employer, get paid via an app, get paid via direct deposit, get paid via Venmo, get paid via PayPal, get paid via Square, get paid via an Amazon gift card, get paid via cryptocurrency, or get paid via a bank account.

58
1 year ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to direct users to the cheapest and most reliable oil prices offered at the pump.

58
1 year ago

A free web-based platform for musicians to share their music with fans. The app lets musicians upload their music to the platform, and users can listen to it, vote on it, and make requests. Fans can also buy music directly from the app.

58
1 year ago

A company that’s building software to help people find medical care. The startup is building a marketplace so people can buy health care directly from doctors and other medical professionals.

58
1 year ago

An “Uber for writers”. This startup is “building the Uber of writing jobs”. It’s an app that allows writers to get paid for their work directly, without having to deal with a third party intermediary. They’re already working with about 20 clients.

58
1 year ago

A startup that lets people sell their used furniture and household goods directly to a community of buyers.

58
1 year ago

A startup that has built an app for companies to manage remote workers. It works as a virtual call center. The client can choose to pay the workers via a direct deposit or via their bank account. The startup says that their product is like a landline, meaning that a worker can use it even if their employer doesn’t pay for the service.

57
7 months ago

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

57
4 months ago

A platform for people to fund projects online and directly from companies. The platform is for people to fund projects online and directly from companies.

57
1 year ago

A company that helps chefs easily sell directly to customers via a mobile app that brings together a range of products from a variety of restaurants.

56
1 year ago

This startup is building a better way to buy clothes, with a simplified and more secure checkout process, and direct access to a virtual stylist.

56
1 year ago

A new-generation online video platform that aims to compete directly with YouTube. The company’s co-founders say they’re already seeing traffic and engagement numbers that rival the video platform.

56
5 months ago

A startup that has built a 3D printer for taking 3D scans of your body and building it directly into a 3D printed prosthetic.

56
1 year ago

A platform for independent retailers and restaurants to sell and deliver items directly to customers

55
1 year ago

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

55
1 year ago

An online platform for shoppers to find and buy merchandise directly from other consumers.

55
1 year ago

A “health arm” for companies. The company has the potential to help employers pool information about their employees and their health in the same way that LinkedIn does for companies and their employees. The startup’s medical director has been working with insurance companies to build out a platform that would work similarly to the one for employers.

55
1 year ago

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

55
1 year ago

This is a platform that allows users to make payments directly from their bank accounts. The startup brings a service that banks themselves don’t currently offer.

55
10 months ago

A platform to help companies better understand their customers’ demand. The platform looks to be a direct competitor to companies like StrongMail and Marketo.

55
9 months ago

A company that builds out the infrastructure for building a new car. They work directly with the auto manufacturing industry, which they say is the only industry in the world that doesn’t have a good online way for customers to assemble the car they’ve bought.

55
6 months ago

The company is looking to create a single directory for all the services, both online and offline, that people use to deal with their money. They want to make it easy to find resources, from banking to tax preparation to credit cards.

55
4 months ago

A company that helps content creators sell their digital goods directly to their fans.

55
4 months ago

A Spanish startup that’s building a “patient-centric” healthcare platform for consumers in Latin America. The startup offers a variety of services, from medical advice to direct payment.

55
1 year ago

This company is building the world’s first platform for people to support their favorite artists. The startup is uniting artists with fans, fans with artists, and artists with fans, to create direct connections that allow fans to directly support their favorite artists.

54
1 year ago

A company that helps users get more out of their apps by incorporating notifications, reminders, and other features directly into their apps.

54
3 months ago

A business development platform for software providers, allowing them to market and sell directly to potential customers.

54
1 year ago

A platform for ordering food from your favorite restaurants. The startup offers a platform that connects restaurants with their customers, allowing users to order food directly from the restaurant’s website by speaking to a live agent.

53
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help you streamline your payroll process by connecting your team directly to your HR team.

53
1 year ago

A startup that helps SMBs automate their payroll, giving them the flexibility to pay their employees via direct deposit or on their preferred payment processor.

53
1 year ago

A tool for allowing companies to sell directly to visitors to their website.

53
10 months ago

A way to manage the global supply chain with a network that connects businesses and factories directly.

53
9 months ago

A local commerce startup that wants to help local retailers and restaurants sell directly to consumers with a marketplace app.

53
4 months ago

A digital (and physical) neighborhood directory for real estate agents.

53
2 months ago

A platform that connects the world of wine to the world of food, allowing restaurants to sell wine to customers directly.

53
1 year ago

 A CNC milling machine for 3D printing that has a heated build plate, a 3D printer kit, and a software program for designing and controlling the machine directly from your computer.

52
1 year ago

A mobile payment system for freelancers, with clients set up to receive invoices directly on their phones. It’s currently in private beta.

52
1 year ago

A web app that allows you to pay a delivery person with a credit card or a mobile app that lets you tap a picture of a receipt and pay the driver directly.

52
1 year ago

A platform that allows farmers to offer their produce directly to consumers. This can lead to lower prices and increased food safety.

52
9 months ago

“Imagine a world where you could pay your favorite artists directly, whenever you wanted to.”

52
5 months ago

Startup is building a platform for customers, based on the blockchain technology, to purchase products directly from manufacturers and avoid retailers. The company, which was founded in March, currently has more than 400 brands on its platform.

52
1 year ago

A startup working to take a big chunk of the market for private-label products – a market worth about $3 billion a year – and offer it to brands. The startup has a direct-to-consumer arm that’s been offering private-label products from the likes of Verizon to Target.

51
1 year 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.

51
1 year ago

A food ordering service built around the idea of an “open kitchen”: diners can order directly from the chef.

51
1 year ago

A consumer marketing platform where customers can buy and ship products directly to friends. The startup is also working on a team-based crowdfunding platform to help small business owners.

51
1 year ago

Based in New York, this startup uses blockchain to secure a direct bond between two people who want to be financial partners. A single digital bond is created, secure and licensed by law, that can be traded and used like a stock. The company is backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin.

51
1 year ago

A startup that wants to put an end to the ridiculous mark-up on replica watches. The company wants to let customers buy replicas at wholesale prices directly from the brands.

51
4 months ago

A startup that aims to help young people learn to code by teaching them to build games. The startup’s app allows kids to build games directly on the iPad.

51
3 months ago

Bebop is building a platform for booking a DJ in a hotel. Users can use the app to find and book DJs in a nearby city and then communicate with them directly. The startup is building a brand and community around this, with the goal of helping users book DJs and parties at hotels.

51
1 year ago

A new way to do direct-to-consumer retail, using a modern e-commerce system to create a virtual store on a company’s website.

50
1 year ago

A directory of independent developers, with a marketplace to match them with a client. The startup has a team of former Google employees and has raised $1.5 million from Y Combinator.

50
1 year ago

This is a direct-sales platform for retailers. The startup sells merchandise from retailers to their own customers.

50
1 year ago

The company is building an “internet-to-vehicle” platform to allow you to control your car over the web — like you can a TV or PC. Drivers can get directions, listen to music and use their mobile device in the car.

50
1 year ago

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

50
11 months ago

A place where people can shop for high-end, cheap, and secondhand sunglasses. The startup’s founders are a pair of optics industry veterans with an idea for a pair of industry-focused sunglasses, and a desire to sell them directly to consumers.

50
5 months ago

The idea here is to create a mobile app that can connect your mobile phone to the Internet and alert you when you get near a specific location. The app displays the location and sends an alert with directions so you can find your car and get home from the grocery store.

50
3 months ago

A web and mobile platform for event attendees to connect and book events directly with the event organizer. The company has plans to launch in a dozen cities in the next couple years.

50
2 months ago

A startup for employers who want to buy software directly from the developers.

50
1 year ago

A company that provides an in-app way to pay your bills directly from a credit card.

49
1 year ago

An online platform that helps small-scale farmers sell their excess produce. It allows farmers to post prices and where to buy the produce, and consumers to buy directly from farmers.

49
1 year ago

A startup that wants to give small businesses a platform for hosting and selling their products directly to their customers.

49
1 year ago

A platform that helps restaurant operators build and manage loyalty programs. The startup has already built out a marketplace to help restaurants sell gift cards and loyalty cards directly to consumers.

49
11 months ago

A company that allows people to securely share video and audio with family and friends, then download the video or audio directly to their phone.

49
11 months ago

Directs users to the best spot in the subway. The startup wants to make traveling more efficient by letting people tell you where to get off.

49
10 months ago

A tool that helps people in the US and UK set up a direct debit from their bank accounts, and pay their bills from anywhere in the world.

49
10 months ago

A tool that lets you book business travel directly from a calendar.

49
9 months ago

A startup that builds smart, flexible and collapsible furniture. The startup says it has built a $5.5 million SaaS platform that uses automated 3D printing to create furniture in a factory and ships it directly to customers.

49
1 year ago

This startup makes direct-to-consumer vitamins that are delivered to your home, by mail.

48
1 year ago

A tool that will allow non-profits to raise money for their causes by pre-selling branded merchandise, starting with a fundraiser for the American Red Cross. Customers purchase pieces of a t-shirt or hoody and design their own text and images, which they can then have printed and shipped. The proceeds of their sale will go directly to the American Red Cross.

48
2 months ago

A platform that helps brands and agencies buy influencer marketing directly to consumers. The company is building a platform that helps brands and agencies choose influencers more strategically. The company says they’ve already signed a few high-profile influencer campaigns.

48
1 year ago

A directory for finding the nearest dry cleaner, restaurant, and other types of businesses. The company launched in Boston with the goal of landing in New York and Los Angeles by December.

47
1 year ago

A direct-to-consumer chiropractic service. They have offices in NYC, LA, and a satellite office in Atlanta.

47
6 months ago

A direct-to-consumer B2B marketplace for creative professionals.

47
1 year 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.

46
1 year ago

This is a B2B company building an API for marketers to send targeted emails. It’s a direct competitor to Marketo.

46
1 year ago

A startup that runs on phones and apps where users can connect with local businesses directly.

46
1 month ago

A startup that wants to allow businesses to quickly develop a network marketing or direct sales team without having to find new people. The business has deals with a number of high-level recruiters, and counts Y Combinator and Stripe as customers.

46
1 year ago

The B2B startup puts online services directly from manufacturers of goods like tools, and retailers like Home Depot, into mobile apps for professionals to buy products

45
3 months ago

A company that helps vendors in the hospitality industry create a digital booking platform for their clients. It’s not set up to start selling directly, but it’s meant to help hoteliers sell through the platform.

45
3 months ago

An online shopping cart that integrates with a retailer's own digital storefront. The startup allows customers to shop online, then have the items shipped directly to their home.

45
2 months ago

A tool that connects people who want to buy a house with those who want to sell one. There’s no direct transaction, but the startup allows you to show up at a potential home owner’s house and show interest. When both parties agree, they enter into negotiations that are mediated by the startup. The company says it has signed up over 1,100 clients.

45
1 year ago

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

44
9 months ago

A software system that makes it easy to order medical supplies through an online form and have them sent directly to the patient.

44
1 year ago

This is what happens when the team behind Meetup, the platform for organizing local events, turns their attention towards the more consumer-focused side of the world. It’s a platform that helps merchants sell directly to their customers and serves as a hub for sales, marketing, and support.

43
1 year ago

A smart card that can be used to pay your utility bills. The company also offers a subscription service that sends billed charges directly to your card.

43
1 year ago

A direct-to-consumer subscription service that offers physical products to customers.

43
10 months ago

A startup that allows non-profits to fundraise directly from their email inbox.

43
10 months ago

A startup that makes employees happier through a platform that incentivizes work, rewards employees for site visits, encourages sharing of ideas, and allows managers to communicate directly with their employees.

43
9 months ago

A startup that allows users to pay their bills directly from their phone. The startup aims to expand their service to all billers in the US within two years.

43
9 months ago

The following people have been appointed to the board of directors at IdeaScale:

43
9 months ago

A consumer-focused delivery app that helps consumers order pizza and tacos directly from their phone. The startup is based in Argentina and says that it’s working on expanding from Buenos Aires to other South American cities.

43
9 months ago

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

43
6 months 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.

43
5 months ago

A startup that helps local business owners set up their own mini-stores to sell merchandise directly to customers.

43
1 month ago

A platform to allow brands and retailers to create, sell, and ship top-shelf and authentic products directly from the manufacturer.

43
1 year 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.

42
1 year ago

A real estate data platform that lets people sell and buy homes directly with one another.

42
11 months ago

An enterprise billing system that integrates directly with Stripe.

42
3 months ago

A way for small businesses to quickly pay their employees via direct deposit and simplify payroll. So far, the startup has worked with more than 50 employers to streamline how they pay their employees.

42
2 months ago

A startup that wants to help business customers outsource their mobile app development needs. The startup is looking to partner with companies directly to help them scale on a budget.

42
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for brands to “sell directly to influencers”, by tracking influencer conversations about a brand and connecting them with that brand’s social media team.

41
11 months ago

The founders of this app want to build a tool for managing digital feedback. Instead of emailing feedback to a manager or leaving a comment on a blog post, users can send feedback directly to a specific employee, and the app’s smart algorithms will automatically highlight the most important parts of each comment so the employee can see it, reply to it, and move on without having to read through unnecessary comments.

41
8 months ago

An event-driven service that allows users to create and share their own content directly to your website. It’s a tool that helps you build content, then share it with your audience to drive traffic to your site.

41
7 months ago

This is a text messaging app that lets you call and text your friends and family directly from your phone. It’s like the Snapchat app, only instead of sharing photos or videos, it’s sharing texts. The startup makes money by charging a small percentage of the transaction.

41
1 year ago

A direct-to-consumer health insurance company that’s launching in the first half of 2018. The startup wants to be a one-stop shop for all of your health insurance needs.

40
1 year ago

The startup links you up with a “local” car service that comes directly to you and doesn’t wait for you to find a ride, saving you time and money.

40
11 months ago

A Target-like store that sells clothing and food that is actually made in the US, not just imported. It’s not a direct competitor to Nordstrom or Macy’s.

40
7 months ago

A smart home platform that lets you control all your smart devices from one app. At launch, the company had over 3,000 users for its “Control” platform, which let you control light switches, thermostats, and more directly from one app.

40
5 months ago

A startup that helps users publish photos and videos directly to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

40
5 months ago

A startup that sells bags of snacks, drinks, and other goodies directly to people as they walk past. The company also sells branded merchandise such as hats and t-shirts.

40
5 months ago

Farmers markets have a dedicated following of consumers and it’s a fairly small, but growing market. Andres Uribe and his co-founders are building a marketplace that allows farmers to sell directly to consumers. The company is currently in beta.

40
1 year ago

A business-to-business marketplace that connects manufacturers and distributors with retailers so they can sell products to consumers directly.

39
11 months ago

A way for auto renters to select and book a vehicle directly with an insurer.

39
8 months ago

A tool for independent artists to scale their business, connecting them directly with consumers.

39
2 months ago

A company that wants to make it easier to send money globally using the trustless system of “atomic swaps.” It’s a digital currency created to allow people to directly exchange assets, cryptographically, without a middleman.

39
2 months ago

A software platform for direct-to-consumer prescription medication.

39
2 years ago

Idea: A community directory for short-term housing aimed at tourists and newcomers to a city. The startup is planning to expand to other cities in the future.

38
10 months ago

A mobile app that helps hoteliers list their rooms directly on Airbnb.com without the need to host their own website.

38
8 months ago

Yupi is an app-based ordering system designed to replace the need to call in an order or visit a restaurant. The startup is building an app that allows customers to order food, and the app will call the chef and place the order, which gets then sent directly to the kitchen. The chef can also text back and tell the app when they’re done with their orders.

38
7 months ago

A system for connecting men with men for same-direction relationships

38
6 months ago

A tool that helps you take conference calls directly from your Slack team.

38
3 months ago

This app is building a tool for people who want to learn how to code, with the goal of having them type and see the code directly on the screen.

38
2 months ago

A real estate platform that allows users to make offers on their own houses and apartments directly from their mobile phone. It is currently available in 13 cities across the US.

38
7 days ago

A digital assistant, like Siri or Alexa, but for your car, that allows you to ask for directions, set reminders, and control your music.

38
1 year ago

A company that wants to bring high-end eyewear to the mass market through a subscription model. The startup is also building a platform for high-end eyewear to sell directly to consumers.

37
9 months ago

The startup aims to make it easier for individuals to learn about the causes they care about. The company’s first product, a smartphone app, aims to make it easy to support nonprofits by helping users donate to them directly on the app or find local nonprofits in their area. The app is currently in beta.

37
8 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.

37
7 months ago

This startup lets brands send direct messages to their customers.

37
3 months ago

A startup that wants to take over the world of home health care. It’s a direct-to-consumer platform that allows consumers to book in-home visits from nurses, physical therapists, and other health care professionals.

37
1 month ago

A startup that provides a marketplace of freelance illustrators and digital artists who can help turn your ideas into reality with a professional illustration, illustration/art direction.

37
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to be the Open Table of the cannabis industry, creating an online directory of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

36
1 year ago

An online directory for buying individual domains, which is a resource for companies looking to buy domain names.

36
10 months ago

A tool that helps manage insurance claims, directing them to the best place for customer service.

36
6 months ago

The idea is to help people and companies sell, buy and aggregate goods, services, or experiences. It’s part of a larger directory for local businesses, which is currently live in the Philly area.

36
1 year ago

A shopping app that allows you to search for local stores that sell what you’re looking for and send them a request. When you receive a notification, you’re able to go directly to the store.

35
11 months ago

A directory of independent contractors, which helps contractors and clients compare prices and other info by providing a simple way to search for different types of services, with a tool to help connect them.

35
9 months ago

A platform meant to help the US's 35,000 independent farmers market their goods directly to consumers.

35
8 months ago

A direct-to-consumer platform for renting out unused or underused commercial space in your home or building, which can be rented at competitive rates through the website.

35
6 months ago

A peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform that directly connects borrowers with investors and is set to launch in the UK in 2015.

35
25 days ago

A mobile app that allows you to shop for and purchase health insurance plans directly from your smartphone.

35
1 year ago

Helping businesses connect their physical products directly to consumers via the internet with their app, which acts as a “smart shelf” that helps customers scan items and find products they can purchase.

34
11 months ago

This startup wants to take the pain out of the laborious process of negotiating real estate in India by allowing direct communication between buyers and sellers. The startup also wants to make buying and selling homes more transparent and streamlined.

34
8 months ago

Users can send and receive money using the app but want to spend it on apps or other items. Instead, they can use the app to pay people directly, without going through a merchant.

34
6 months ago

A software-as-a-service platform that helps companies create and manage their own digital campus directories. College Campus Connections is building its own platform to allow schools to create their own campus directories that they can leverage to recruit and more.

34
3 months ago

A new way to buy and sell insurance, connecting people directly to insurance brokers without the need for an agent.

34
2 months ago

A startup that allows a user to send a personal message directly to elected officials, allowing them to voice their concerns or suggestions directly to lawmakers.

34
1 year 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.

33
5 months ago

A startup that will help retailers and brands send marketing directly to their customers, eliminating the need to get approval from each individual on the list. The startup is working with Walmart, and plans to launch in the summer of 2017.

33
2 months ago

"The app is a grocery-delivery service that lets you order food directly from a restaurant to your house."

33
2 years ago

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

32
1 year ago

This company is building a “secure messaging app for your vehicle” that gives drivers information like navigation and the ability to buy services and products directly from their phone.

32
6 months ago

An email service for businesses with a more direct approach to customer service. It’s available for free, and offers a number of features including customer support, sales tracking, and analytics.

32
6 months ago

The company was started by a former M&A banker, and aims to create a platform that allows people to create a digital relationship with artists, allowing them to sell music directly.

32
2 months ago

A platform for creating and sharing custom maps, so users can set up directions for a route into the city or out of the city.

32
1 month ago

A video editing app that allows users to add or remove effects to video directly after recording.

32
1 month ago

A startup that allows you to buy directly from the source in order to save on shipping costs.

32
1 month ago

A company that lets you pay your bills in bulk over the phone, directly from your bank account.

32
9 months ago

A mobile app that allows users to see what’s happening in their neighborhood at a moment’s glance, and make their own recommendations. It’s a way for people to interact directly with their city council and city services.

31
9 months ago

IoT company that wants to create a system for direct labor tracking and productivity optimization through wearables and biometrics

31
8 months ago

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

31
5 months ago

A startup that wants to take the dullness out of the stock market by eliminating the need for brokers. The company is building an app that will allow you to trade stocks directly from your phone using your phone camera.

31
5 months ago

A delivery platform built on Tango and supported by the LetterMasters social network, that allows users to book delivery service directly from their phones.

31
2 months ago

This startup is building a way for people to support their favorite internet celebrities (think: YouTube personalities) without having to invest in them directly.

31
7 months ago

A startup that wants to create a version of Amazon, where consumers can buy products directly from brands. The startup says they’re building a storefront that’s all about discovery and discovery is the hard part.

30
10 months ago

A platform that allows those looking for jobs to connect with recruiters. Connections are made through a directory of recruiters that connects with a company’s job board.

29
6 months ago

A tool that enables companies to manage their inventory and track shipments with a mobile app. It’s a more direct competitor to tools like ShipStation and Shipt.

29
5 months ago

A platform for online learning through self-directed study.

29
10 months ago

A startup that makes it easy to manage and share expenses between friends and families in the same way that Airbnb allows people to rent out their homes directly to each other.

27
7 months ago

A platform that allows users to quickly put together a full-service event from a list of things they’re interested in. The startup helps event organizers boost ticket sales by having an earlier and more direct relationship with potential attendees.

27
26 days ago

A direct-to-consumer subscription service that delivers food that’s been packaged using plant-based ingredients, as well as a meal plan and recipes to follow. The startup sells to individuals and offices and offers a one day delivery window.

26
8 days ago

A way for retailers to send direct messages to shoppers on social media, or search for products by brand or category. It will help them create customized experiences around their products, and serve as a digital storefront for their customers.

26
9 months ago

A platform that allows users to share their email addresses with other users. The startup is hoping to build an email address directory for businesses.

25
7 months ago

A “digital assistant” that helps you with different tasks, like monitoring your sleep cycle, creating a shopping list for your grocery store run, or getting directions.

25
7 months ago

An API for restaurants to help them use their ordering and delivery systems to deliver food directly to consumers.

25
5 months ago

A company that builds a direct-to-consumer platform for buying and selling goods online without having to navigate the online marketplace as a consumer. The company says they’re profitable, with a range of clients including Microsoft.

24
17 days ago

Helping breweries and wineries around the world sell their products to customers who want to buy their product directly from the business. The startup is working with companies in Belgium, Italy, and France.

24
5 months ago

A company that provides people with the ability to create and manage a digital resume and a directory of contacts and others who are interested in hiring them.

23
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of doctors who specialize in alternative medicine

22
6 months ago

A sort of email directory for charities, where they can add names and email addresses of people they'd like to donate to, and then send them emails when they have funds to donate.

21
1 month ago

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

21
27 days ago

This startup isn’t a direct-to-consumer model, but rather a service that allows businesses to run their own in-person promotional events. The startup says they’ve seen great success with the model, having sold out of the first batch of tickets they sold and plans to sell out of the second batch they sell and their third batch as well.

21
28 days ago

Bonobos was founded in New York City in 2007 by Andy Dunn, a former executive vice president at Target and former director of product at Yahoo. Bonobos is a men's clothing retailer.

19
1 month ago

A public transport app for urban areas in India. It allows users to get the best schedules and buy tickets directly from their phones.

18
1 month ago

This startup has built a cloud-based tool for hotels to allow guests to book a room, find nearby events and restaurants, get directions, and use its concierge services. HotelTonight was acquired by Priceline in 2015 for $775 million.

17
6 days ago

An online sales platform that lets people sell directly to their existing customers (as opposed to Ebay or amazon)

17
2 years ago

Idea: A marketing platform for beauty brands to sell directly to their customers. The startup is built on a freemium model and has made $2,820 in sales.

16
5 months ago

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

16
28 days ago

A platform to help manufacturers create direct-to-consumer products, like a new consumer-branded toothbrush or baby clothes.

16
22 days ago

A logistics platform for small and medium businesses, specifically aimed at ease of use for retailers and brands. Customers can have the option to have products shipped from the store, or to have the items delivered directly to the customer’s home.

16
23 days ago

This is a directory of Philadelphia businesses seeking a contractor. The startup is building a workflow for making contacts and setting up meetings.

15
2 days ago

A tool to help people find a directory of local services in their area, like dry cleaners or auto repair shops.

3
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of local contractors and home improvement professionals

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of all of the local restaurants and dishes they serve so that you can learn about the local cuisine

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of small businesses to help them find business solutions like a virtual assistant

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2 years ago

A startup that creates a directory of people who are willing to provide a place to stay for people who are traveling abroad

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides people with a directory of all the furniture stores in their city so they can go out and buy furniture for their new place

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of professionals who can provide hard-to-find services like making a denture

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of people who are willing to do odd jobs for people (IE I’ll come to your house and do yard work for you)

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of people who are willing to exchange services (IE I will clean your house, you fix my computer)

-1
2 years ago

A startup that creates a directory of people who do odd jobs like fixing lawn mowers, cars, etc

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2 years ago

Idea: This is a mobile app that makes it easy to get a ride using your smartphone Riders can also use the app to manage their ride, directly with the driver, without speaking to a dispatcher It’s currently available in the Bay Area, with free rides during the trial period

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2 years ago

Idea: To provide a central platform for people to sell and trade used goods, and for brands to directly connect with consumers

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for small, local businesses to sell directly to consumers The startup says they already have earned $10,000 in revenue after only 5 months

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2 years ago

Idea: A directory of jobs in the gig economy, from Uber and Lyft to dog walkers and freelance writers

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a low-code application development platform. It’s currently used by companies like AppDirect, eero, and Stripe.

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2 years ago

Idea: A mobile application for security guards to handle walk-in queries, like from shoppers who need directions or from workers who want to know if they’re allowed to take a box home.

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2 years ago

Idea: A micro-financing company that provides small loans directly to merchants in Kenya. It aims to bring a better online experience to the underbanked.

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