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1 year ago

Merkle is an AI-driven search engine that helps you find the best way to spend your money based on the things you’ve bought in the past. They’re based on a “Netflix for shopping” approach.

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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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A new search engine that’s faster and cheaper than Google.

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1 year ago

Building a product to help journalists stay safe from fake news and social engineering.

145
2 years ago

A way to quickly build a search engine for your website.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a system to help engineers understand the best ways to program to particular chips.

143
2 years ago

A SaaS startup that helps software engineers get their code reviewed faster and more cheaply.

141
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps companies hire entry-level engineers by arming them with a set of pre-screening questions that help them identify potential candidates

137
2 years ago

 A search engine for finding people by education, gender, and location.

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2 years ago

A startup that matches millennial engineers with engineering jobs

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2 years ago

A platform for product managers and engineers to collaborate on building software products, with a focus on helping teams at big companies get things built quickly and iterate rapidly. They charge a percentage of monthly revenue.

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1 year ago

A startup that is a search engine for the world's best creative work.

129
2 years ago

A new company that builds a unique device for kick-starting engines in cars.

127
2 years ago

A company that helps companies recruit software engineers in Asia.

127
2 years ago

A group of MIT engineers are building a robot that will be able to remove contaminated oil spills from beaches.

126
2 years ago

A software engineering firm that helps companies connect their software systems to other software systems.

125
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a “machine learning tool for creating music”. The startup wants to build a tool that will allow anyone to create music from scratch, without any of the engineering knowledge required.

124
2 years ago

A tool for software engineers to find the bugs in their code as fast as possible.

123
2 years ago

This search engine is trying to build the next generation of search results, with a focus on both social media and deep links.

122
2 years ago

A company that’s building search engine tools for search engine optimization for restaurants.

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1 year ago

This startup wants to bring more transparency to online rental listings by creating a search engine that sorts and ranks homes based on their location, amenities, and price, as well as the number of reviews they have.

121
2 years ago

When you have a startup, you can’t just find some random engineer to join you — it takes a certain amount of money to build out your team.

120
2 years ago

A search engine for rental properties in blue-chip suburban regions.

119
2 years ago

 A platform for companies to manage their supply and demand for software engineers.

119
2 years ago

A search engine that aims to create a Wikipedia for the internet of things

118
2 years ago

A social network for engineers, designed to compete with Stack Exchange and Quora.

118
2 years ago

A startup that helps engineers manage the full lifecycle of their software projects. It’s a B2B SaaS platform serving developers worldwide.

118
2 years ago

A search engine for content about programming. It’s built to help people find programming tutorials, ebooks, and other resources.

118
2 years ago

A CTO partner to help engineers manage and scale their businesses.

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1 year ago

A search engine for small business loans.

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2 years ago

A search engine for esports. The startup is meant to help fans find events, follow players and teams, and share content.

113
2 years ago

A search engine for small businesses with “no ads, no tracking, and no fake news.”

113
2 years ago

A mobile game startup that’s building a “gameplay engine” that is meant to help game developers build games with better artificial intelligence.

113
2 years ago

A networking tool for engineers that streamlines the process of deploying and managing distributed systems.

112
2 years ago

A startup that is building a data engine to help workers manage their health insurance.

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11 months ago

An AI-powered search engine that learns from your searches to create personalized content. It’s meant to serve as a search engine for all things like local events, weather, news, and sports, with a focus on the “people-centric” aspects of the internet.

111
2 years ago

A company that helps software engineers gather data from the Internet of Things and bring it in a common format, allowing them to better understand what their end-users are doing.

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2 years ago

CEO of the startup is a former Google engineer that says they are “building a better way to do recruiting”

109
2 years ago

A search engine for crime and safety alerts in the US. The startup is looking to use machine learning to tell which alerts are legitimate and which are not.

108
2 years ago

An AI-driven platform that comes with a team of data scientists, software engineers, and designers, and which wants to help companies find talent in India.

108
2 years ago

 Gives entrepreneurs and startups easy access to the hardware they need to build and run their business. Founded by a former Microsoft engineer, the company has raised $2.5M and is launching in beta today.

108
2 years ago

A tool that helps teams manage project workflows, and which the startup is building for sales, support, marketing, and engineering teams.

108
2 years ago

A social network for people interested in mechanical engineering, allowing people to find jobs, learn about new developments, and get connected with engineers and designers.

107
2 years ago

The startup is building a suite of tools to help coders and engineers work through code faster and more efficiently.

107
2 years ago

A new kind of search engine that lets users input questions in natural language.

106
2 years ago

This startup is creating a job search engine for freelancers.

106
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring true visual search to the web. The startup uses AI to detect the objects in a picture or video, and then uses that data to power a search engine that can be used from anywhere.

106
2 years ago

A startup that is building a search engine for businesses, intended to let them find the right vendors and suppliers.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps companies figure out the best way to get products to market. They do this via a combination of software and software engineers.

105
2 years ago

The company was founded by former Google engineers, with the goal of creating a “Google for humans” where people can find information about products and services without having to search through a million different sites.

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2 years ago

This SaaS company is building a pricing engine for businesses to build price tiers for their services, and then allow customers and partners to subscribe to different tiers.

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1 year ago

A group of former software engineers and developers who are building an automated dog-training platform to help pet owners train their pooches.

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1 year ago

A search engine for ideas and ideas. The startup’s premise is to make sure you find the best ideas, and do it all for free.

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1 year ago

An enterprise-focused Slack alternative, with focus on teams that need to collaborate. The company has also been expanding into other areas like marketing, design, engineering, and other business functions.

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2 years ago

A startup that launched in May, Empowered Launchpad is a marketplace for a variety of services including legal, accounting, and engineering, with the goal of making it easier for startups to get off the ground. They’re already working with 100 companies around the world.

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2 years ago

A new kind of search engine that gets results from dozens of sources and instantly returns more relevant results to users. Its search engine can also be connected to digital assistants like Alexa or Google Home

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2 years ago

The idea: A mobile phone that can be powered by your body movement, rather than by a battery. The goal is for the device to be small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to run a full computer. The company was founded in May 2016 by two ex-Apple engineers.

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2 years ago

A platform for sharing science/tech knowledge that goes beyond just classrooms. The platform aims to break down the barriers between academia and the next generation of scientists and engineers. It’s currently in the private beta testing phase.

100
2 years ago

A search engine for things that have been read. The company’s co-founder was a former search engine developer who was frustrated with the state of the industry.

100
2 years ago

A search engine focused on finding the most relevant articles about a particular topic. The startup is building the search around data from more than 190 million sources across the web. It was recently featured on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

99
2 years ago

An AI engine that predicts where customers will shop and when they will shop, then puts the right products in the right place at the right time.

99
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a location-based search engine for restaurants, highlighting the cuisine of a city via an interactive map.

98
2 years ago

This company, which was co-founded by a former engineer at Google, is building a platform that uses artificial intelligence to help companies manage employee perks, like free software, free lunches, and more.

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2 years ago

This startup wants to help retailers with the design and engineering of their retail spaces, looking to automate interior design and other parts of shopping experience through easy-to-use software.

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2 years ago

Scrubly is a search engine that automatically detects plagiarism in text. The startup’s first product is a plagiarism tool that monitors students’ texts and flags any that could be misappropriated.

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1 year ago

A startup that is building an engine that turns broken cars into a network that can be repurposed.

97
2 years ago

An AI-powered analytics engine for games that helps developers understand players. The startup is trying to revolutionize the way game developers track and analyze their players.

96
2 years ago

A search engine for medical research papers, and a library of all the latest scientific research. The startup is also developing a library of all the latest medical research papers.

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2 years ago

A company that wants to use search engine optimization to help restaurants pay less in sales tax. Currently the startup is trying to go through the tax process to prove that it can save restaurants money.

96
2 years ago

The company, founded by two former Facebook engineers, is building a way to take existing and upcoming blockchains and enable them to be built and used easily across different platforms.

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2 years ago

A former McKinsey consultant is building a visual search engine that allows users to search for and visualize data. The startup has raised $20MM since August.

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2 years ago

A startup that’s building a “person search engine” for all the people in a particular location, including registered business, registered residents, and registered vehicles

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2 years ago

A startup that helps you optimize your search engine results pages (SERPs) and has just raised $125 million

92
2 years ago

A search engine for sales opportunities that pulls in data from the likes of LinkedIn and Eventbrite

92
2 years ago

An AI-powered onboarding platform for IT professionals. The company is hiring additional engineers to build out a team of over 100 currently.

92
2 years ago

A company that is building a new kind of search engine that helps you find the best vendors in a given local market. It’s part of the idea that government services should be made more efficient and easy to use.

92
2 years ago

The creators of this startup want to bring the world a universal, open-source, and non-profit search engine.

92
2 years ago

A search engine that surfaces open source code.

92
2 years ago

A group of engineers is building a Cloud-based service that wants to help companies with internal and external security. It’s designed for companies to manage their security operations and provide a single place for customers to get in touch with their security teams.

91
2 years ago

A new kind of search engine that uses AI to give answers to questions. It also works with an app on your phone to let you get answers without having to search for them.

91
2 years ago

A startup building a search engine for products and services. The idea is to make it easy for them to find the products they want, while giving them information about the products they are buying.

90
2 years ago

A software company building a “search engine for financial markets” that enables investors to find the best stocks to buy and sell.

89
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to help software engineers write more efficient code. The startup partners with teams to sit down with engineers and review their coding, helping them improve their efficiency and the quality of their code.

89
2 years ago

A startup that uses machine learning to help companies hire software engineers It’s free for companies with fewer than 500 employees

88
2 years ago

A company that generates 3D models of structures, which it sells to architects and engineers.

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1 year ago

This company is building an artificial intelligence engine that can build 3D models of anything in real time.

88
2 years ago

A “crowdsourced recommendation engine” that uses a model built on Yelp and other reviews to help people find apps and services that they might not necessarily know about.

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2 years ago

A search engine that ranks content by relevance rather than popularity.

87
2 years ago

VaynerMedia is an advertising agency that has pivoted its business into a platform for influencer marketing, with the goal of creating “a financial engine” for influencers, allowing them to monetize their content.

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1 year ago

This company is working on a game that is played with a custom-designed physics engine.

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1 year ago

A visual programming language designed for chip design, intended to allow engineers to quickly prototype and visualize their designs.

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1 year ago

A team management app for the engineering and design teams at a SaaS company.

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2 years ago

Ex-Google engineers are building a new living room device they call the “Echo” that’s essentially a giant voice-controlled speaker. The device is a stripped-down, Google-made version of the Google Home, and can be controlled by voice, music, and TV apps. It’s set to launch in November.

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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.

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2 years ago

A startup that aims to create the Google search for the physical world. The company is building a search engine for the physical world, and is currently in the process of building a prototype.

83
2 years ago

A startup for data engineering services.

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2 years ago

A system that provides investors with a pipeline of startups being developed by a team of engineers in a private community. Investors can then get news about new startups, early access to the resulting product, and they can build their portfolio of seed-stage companies.

83
2 years ago

Build a platform for web designers to work with designers and engineers to build websites that are responsive to mobile devices.

83
2 years ago

This startup is building a set of software tools for recruiting, training, and onboarding software engineers.

82
2 months ago

A tool that helps merchants build personalized webpages, show up in search engines, and access to a set of tools that monitor their online presence and conversions.

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1 year ago

Founded in 2012 by Joshua Williams and Mark Wascura, the company develops and sells a platform that allows companies to build and manage their own travel and expense management platforms. Williams and Wascura began their careers as software engineers and spent 13 years at Oracle and HP respectively, before deciding to start the company in 2012. They raised $5 million in 2014 and $12 million in 2017.

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2 years ago

A company that makes a device that lets you “reverse engineer” your phone to see what’s on the other side.

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1 year ago

An online recruiting service for companies that want to hire software engineers.

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1 year ago

This is a company that is trying to bring back the concept of the “sales engineer” into startups.

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2 years ago

This is a company that’s building a platform for search engine optimization for e-commerce. The startup uses computer vision to analyze images in e-commerce websites, and then helps businesses optimize their images for search engines. The company says it can increase click-through rates by 30% and reduce bounce rate by 40% in a month.

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2 years ago

An artificial intelligence engine for the U.S. Air Force. The startup uses machine learning to predict the behavior of drones in a given environment.

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2 years ago

A startup that wants to turn the internet of things into a powerful business tool. The company, founded by former GE engineers, wants to build a platform that combines everyday objects into a platform that can help with manufacturing, distribution, and inventory management.

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1 year ago

A resource for QA Engineers to find quality software engineering jobs in the US and Canada.

76
1 year ago

A startup that provides all-in-one software for shoppers who want to compare prices on goods. It’s an Amazon-style price-comparison engine, but with a focus on regional stores and local prices.

76
2 years ago

An engineering service for companies that wants to build a feature with a low barrier to entry, but is expensive.

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1 year ago

This startup is building an app that helps creative professionals manage their network, including connecting them with designers and engineers.

74
2 years ago

A platform for engineers to build products, with a lean startup that changes the way engineers engage with customers.

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1 year ago

A digital accounting tool, built by a team of accountants and software engineers, for small businesses.

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1 year ago

A tool for recruiting startup engineers.

73
1 year ago

A computer science & engineering company that makes software for automotive and robotics innovations.

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1 year ago

The startup has a personalized recommendation engine for buying clothes, but does so in a way that makes it easy for the consumer to shop in the store.

73
1 year ago

Founded by two former Googlers in 2012, Giphy is a video search engine that helps users find content to animate GIFs from online videos.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps software engineers find remote jobs that match their expertise.

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1 year ago

A software development and engineering company that builds mobile apps for enterprise customers.

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1 year ago

This startup aims to make the process of hiring software engineers easier for smaller teams, and to do so by merging multiple applicant tracking tools. The startup offers a single dashboard for recruiting, applicant tracking and talent management.

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1 year ago

A visual search engine that curates images for people, similar to Pinterest

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1 year ago

Founded by a pair of former Stripe engineers, this startup helps companies store and deliver their data in a way that is accessible to developers.

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1 year ago

A search engine for mobile phone numbers with features like call forwarding.

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1 year ago

A team of former Googlers building a visual search engine for the web.

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1 year ago

Building a mortgage application and loan application that takes traditional paperwork out of the equation and runs it through an AI engine.

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1 year ago

A search engine for the cannabis industry, focused on companies and events

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1 year ago

 A 3D printing service for hardware engineers and product designers.

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1 year ago

A platform to connect business development teams with software engineers, with the goal of improving software quality by letting teams work more closely together with a smoother onboarding process.

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1 year ago

A way to track every action you take on your phone — from every app, to every game, to every message you send — and turn it into a data-driven game engine that lets you play games without the need for a giant library of content.

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2 years ago

Solair is building an open network for connecting local businesses and the people who shop within them. Its engine is based upon the idea of a “sharing economy”, in which people are rewarded for their contributions.

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1 year ago

A visual search engine for finding files on the web.

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1 year ago

Building a company focused on making modeling, simulation and optimization more accessible to researchers, engineers and scientists.

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1 year ago

A startup that builds a prediction engine for how different financial instruments will perform. It’s first application is a prediction for bitcoin.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

One of the winners of the YC Engineer Day, providing a service to help companies automate their user onboarding process, making it easier for them to onboard users without needing to manually create a signup flow.

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7 months ago

A search engine that’s meant to handle searches across many different apps so you don’t have to open each one to perform your search.

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1 year ago

A machine-learning engine for creating and analyzing user-generated content.

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1 year ago

A team of engineers are developing a product platform for software development and automation. Their first product is a small team of bots that let you instantly communicate with anyone on Slack, and they are also developing conversational AI tools to automate tasks.

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1 year ago

A blockchain infrastructure company focused on smart contracts and token engineering.

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5 months ago

A search engine for journalists and content creators.

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1 year ago

Expense sharing for travel is a growing trend, but Expense Buddy aims to do it better than others by creating a “predictive expense engine” that creates a bill for your trip before you leave, and serves it to you via email or SMS.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s helping cities create parking tickets that can be paid online, saving money and time. The startup is looking to hire a few engineers to build out its backend.

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1 year ago

Basically a “one-stop shop” for hiring engineers and data scientists.

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2 years ago

A search engine for Japan, with data available in Japanese and English.

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11 months ago

Clari is hiring a "blockchain engineer" and wants to help companies build their own blockchain networks.

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6 months ago

• How the founders of two startups from opposite sides of the world are working together to solve the same problem of how to find and hire talented engineers in remote areas.

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1 year ago

A music streaming service that focuses on music discovery. Co-founded by former Rdio and Spotify engineers, the startup will offer a curated “radio” experience, as well as a social experience where users can follow artists and share what they’re listening to.

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1 year ago

A restaurant search engine that uses Rotten Tomatoes to show the best of the best.

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1 year ago

A “hiring engine” for freelance jobs, which bridges the distance between freelancers and businesses.

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9 months ago

A startup that aims to crowdsource the work of hiring software engineers, with a tool for job hunting and research.

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1 year ago

A platform to help you streamline and optimize the way you use your phone and its apps. It provides features like a dashboard to track your battery life, and a recommendation engine to help you get the most out of your phone’s capabilities.

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1 year ago

A platform for hiring remote engineers and designers, with a focus on software engineers and designers.

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1 year ago

A recommendation engine that helps you find what you like and suggest similar products to you.

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1 year ago

A startup that will be launched by Ben Horowitz, which will be the first project of his new Horowitz Center for Entrepreneurship. The company will create a social network for network engineers to receive and give feedback on code.

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10 months ago

A startup that wants to build a search engine for the web that’s not linked to a single company by default.

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8 months ago

A travel search engine for travellers

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1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for companies to recruit engineers with backgrounds in data science, machine learning, and deep learning.

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10 months ago

A startup that aims to build a database of every person in American history, a database that would someday have a search engine that could find out, for example, where a person’s great-great-great-great-grandfather was born.

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6 months ago

A tool for software engineers to create web apps for their companies, and in some cases have those apps go live on the internet.

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1 year ago

A decentralized search engine that allows users to search through other websites without having to link to them. The company wants to make the web a little less centralized.

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1 year ago

is a startup that uses an AI-driven search engine to find freelance gigs. is currently being built as a per-project app that pays 40% of each job’s total bill.

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1 year ago

Finds and engages new talent for software engineers.

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1 year ago

An online marketplace for hotels where they can access the best hotel deals, with an AI-powered booking engine.

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8 months ago

A search engine for the arts. Currently focused on the UK.

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1 year ago

A startup that is building a way to help consumers find great deals and discounts on their favorite products and services. The startup has built an AI engine that scours the web to find the best deals and sends them to users through email.

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1 year ago

A startup that gives businesses access to engineers to build custom software for their needs.

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1 year ago

A group of engineers building a simple way to convert between different styles of engineering drawings.

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7 months ago

A tool meant to help recruiters find new talent in the engineering and product design fields.

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1 year ago

A search engine for the professional clean up and disposal industry

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1 year ago

 An HR startup that helps companies hire and manage software engineers. They focus on a unique interview process of tracking answers and listening to the answers and use machine learning to sort candidates, give feedback, and determine how to move forward.

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1 year ago

A “full-stack engineering company” that helps clients build their app, website, or API on their terms.

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1 year ago

A “predictive maintenance” engine that maps out the wear and tear on your car to give you estimates on what parts need to be replaced.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps tech companies hire engineers from India, the US and elsewhere.

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1 year ago

 A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to do (legitimate) software engineering work in the open source community.

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6 months ago

A search engine for content that can be shared and clicked on by multiple users simultaneously.

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11 months ago

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

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1 year ago

A “decision engine” that helps businesses make sense of regulatory and compliance challenges. The company aims to make legal processes easier, cheaper, and more transparent.

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10 months ago

 An AI-powered search engine that searches the web to find the latest, best sales and coupons. It uses an algorithm to scan the web for relevant information and compiles it into a report by category, city, and brand.

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7 months ago

A search engine for insurance and financial products.

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6 months ago

A search engine for the real estate industry. The company aims to make it easier for buyers and sellers to find each other, in an industry that’s often tough to navigate.

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1 year ago

The engineers behind this startup are using a “data-driven” approach to build a better email marketing platform. The company’s CEO says that email marketing is better than ever.

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1 year ago

A health insurance startup that is building a fraud detection platform. The company is building a fraud detection engine that will alert customers if their account is being fraudulently accessed, instead of the fraud being detected by fraud detection systems in the insurance company.

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1 year ago

A self-learning AI engine that’s aimed at predicting customer behavior and building loyalty.

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1 year ago

A messaging app for the Philippines. The startup is the brainchild of former Facebook engineers.

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7 months ago

A business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) platform for engineers and other tech workers.

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4 months ago

A startup that tries to create a better version of the Netflix recommendation engine.

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1 year ago

A startup that lets users pay for their own ads on websites and social media. The startup is also announcing its first acquisition, a company called ad optimization engine Storefront that has developed a technology to show ads to people based on their demographic profile.

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1 year ago

An engineering staffing startup that partners with companies to bring in new talent. After a company does a demo, Minimum runs a search for top candidates using its proprietary algorithm. The company says they’ve so far found candidates at top engineering schools, raised $1.4 million in VC funding, and secured over a dozen jobs.

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1 year ago

Philadelphia has a long history of technological innovation in the medical and engineering fields.

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1 year ago

A restaurant search engine that uses both Yelp and Zagat.

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1 year ago

A group of engineers building a “scalable, secure, and private” platform that allows developers to build applications that run on a personal computer, a group of devices, or a network of devices.

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1 year ago

A company that helps webmasters get their sites found more easily by search engines.

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1 year ago

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

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8 months ago

A team of engineers and a design team at a startup in China who want to grow their business into a larger team and a larger product.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform to allow users to create their own custom-engineered blocks on a 3D printer. Those blocks can be used to construct robot arms, medical devices, and other tools.

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1 year ago

This startup from Stanford is building a social network for software engineers to share work references, solve problems, and collaborate.

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1 year ago

A project from a hardware engineering company, which wants to make a programmable, modular robot with an open source hardware ecosystem.

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1 year ago

A platform to connect independent engineers with startups that need help building their products.

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1 year ago

A platform for servicing or repairing vehicle systems. If you have a “check engine” light on your car, you can book the job with the startup’s app.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A search engine that finds doctors and other professionals by matching them with individuals who are looking for the same thing.

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1 year ago

A tool for hiring software engineers and content creators

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1 year ago

A search engine for TV shows that they say will be a “Netflix in a box” for cable customers.

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7 months ago

A visual search engine for online video, powered by user-generated content.

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1 year ago

A travel search engine that features a social network for finding travel deals.

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1 year ago

A startup which makes it easier for people to find and hire new employees. FindEngine helps companies find new employees by running a background check, then connects the job seeker with the job.

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7 months ago

A platform that helps students find jobs, with a focus on students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and veterans.

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1 year ago

a startup building a search engine that crawls the internet for duplicates, then presents a list of options to the user. They’re building a free version that’s already available in the Chrome store, and a paid version that’s not yet.

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10 months ago

A custom-built security system to protect mobile devices, with a team of designers and engineers that build the actual hardware and software. The startup is staffed by former Google employees and was spun out from Google to focus on security.

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7 months ago

A crowdsourced search engine for finding people to hire for remote work, like the founder of this startup did.

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6 months ago

A startup that uses an algorithm to match companies to engineers based on their degree of difficulty.

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3 months ago

A startup that offers a platform for engineers to make their own tools, or to acquire/buy off third party tools. The company says it’s already has a few clients paying for access to it’s engineering platform.

37
1 year ago

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

36
10 months ago

A privacy app that makes it easy for anyone to create a "user-controlled" search engine.

36
7 months ago

This B2B app connects companies with data center technicians and infrastructure engineers.

36
1 year ago

 A machine learning engine for email. Its goal is to help companies build artificial intelligence-based tools for customer service teams.

35
1 year ago

A search engine that looks like Google but won’t show you stuff that isn’t relevant to you.

35
11 months ago

A design and development studio that says it’s “a team of designers, engineers and startups” that helps “build and manage large scale web apps”. It’s interesting to see a startup that’s taking on the very same tasks that larger companies have historically outsourced to larger consulting firms like Accenture or PwC.

35
11 months ago

A startup that connects consumers and brands to help them buy products online. The founder is a former Google engineer who was a co-founder of Instacart, a grocery delivery service, before launching this startup.

35
7 months ago

A tool meant to help engineers build applications faster by helping them analyze their existing codebase.

35
1 year ago

A group of engineers and designers developing a scanner and mobile app to make it easier for people to find parking and ticket free spots.

34
1 year ago

A company that helps people save money on insurance by using a comparison engine (think Amazon Prime) to help find the best rates.

34
8 months ago

A search engine for fashion. The startup wants to be the Google for fashion. They’re starting with the New York City market and expanding to other markets. They have a huge library of fashion data and have the reputation of the biggest fashion followers on Twitter and on Instagram.

34
9 months ago

A tool that allows software engineers to “guess” how their code will run in production. This company is looking to disrupt the “Frankenstien” industry of enterprise-level testing.

33
7 months ago

A “collaboration engine” to help teams work together on projects.

33
7 months ago

“It’s an app that’s basically a search engine inside of an app. Instead of searching through Google, you search through an app.”

33
7 months ago

A platform for building and selling internet of things products, with focus on security and ease of integration. The startup’s founder and an ex-Facebook engineer are both ex-Google employees and are currently expanding to the US.

33
6 months ago

A startup that wants to help product managers and engineers with the process of managing a product roadmap.

33
10 months ago

A startup that’s built a real-time search engine for the blockchain. The startup works by using a decentralized search engine to find blockchains and get detailed information about them.

32
8 months ago

A startup that hosts mixed reality meetings for companies to show 3D models of their products to the sales team and engineers.

32
7 months ago

A team of former Facebook engineers who left the company to build a tool to allow businesses to better manage their paid digital advertising.

32
1 year ago

A group of software engineers that want to build an app that allows car buyers to buy a car without a dealership.

31
10 months ago

A startup that uses a “rules engine” to provide a predictive model for understanding the relationship between various risk factors and their effects on health.

31
3 months ago

A platform that helps brands build Instagram ads without needing to program or hire an engineer.

31
1 month ago

A company that helps businesses with their search advertising. The company is built on a search engine called SmartyStreets, which is built on a sheet of paper and helps users find businesses that match their needs.

31
1 year ago

A recent engineering graduate who landed his first job at Airbnb after dropping out of college. He’s building a startup that helps homeowners manage the process of selling their homes after leaving their landlords. Clients work with Clew to clean out their homes, give professional photos, publish their listing online, and receive bids.

30
11 months ago

 An API wrapper for the search engine DuckDuckGo.

30
6 months ago

A workflow management app that helps engineers work across multiple applications, like Slack. The startup aims to give engineers control over the process of adding new workflows, which they can use across different apps. This is an interesting approach to automation since it involves both a central application and a decentralized set of workflow rules.

30
1 month ago

A Spanish startup that wants to help people build better, more productive websites. It has developed a product that helps users rank their website in specific search engines, so they can get more traffic.

30
1 year ago

A joint project between an artist and an engineer, this startup is building an AI-powered bot that can help artists create music.

29
9 months ago

A recommendation engine that can help people find the best-of-breed products in a given category.

29
11 months ago

A tool for identifying mistakes in contracts, especially for real estate and litigation. It uses machine learning to identify errors that lawyers could miss and then help engineers fix them.

28
9 months ago

A company that offers a way for your website to be optimized for search engines.

28
4 months ago

This startup is building a product that allows people to take their old, cracked iPhone screens and make them perfect through a little re-engineering.

28
1 year ago

A team of former Google engineers building an AI for helping people find the right health care provider.

27
9 months ago

A search engine for apartments and houses, this is a company that wants to help renters and homeowners find the best deals.

27
9 months ago

 A company providing an API-based tool for architects and engineers that let them draw blueprints and share digitally. The startup’s clients include Comcast and Google.

27
9 months ago

An open-source platform for building real-time visualizations of big data. The team is built almost entirely with engineers and designers.

27
7 months ago

A company that makes a new kind of data stick that’s faster and more secure, and that can be used for a variety of applications, like a USB key for a car. It’s being developed by a team of engineers at Google, who are leaving the company.

27
10 months ago

A management platform for connecting sales reps with clients, currently only available in the UK. The company’s co-founder was previously the CEO of the UK’s largest recruitment search engine.

26
10 months ago

A product that helps engineers build software, including a feature called “Life Cycle” which helps predict when software should be rewritten.

26
7 months ago

A virtual assistant that serves as an HR manager for small companies in the US. The company is hiring across its teams, from customer success and sales to engineering, product and design.

26
5 months ago

After 10 years at Microsoft, where she was on the engineering side of the company's Azure cloud computing platform, and launching and running teams, Nadella helped build up the company's IoT and AI platforms, and then transitioned to the CEO role.

26
5 months ago

A SaaS tool for invoicing and payments, co-founded by two former engineers at Stripe.

26
3 months ago

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

26
2 years ago

Idea: A customizable, machine learning-driven planning engine for autonomous vehicles

25
11 months ago

A startup that sells a plan integrating engineering teams with the design team, managing the product and its entire life cycle, and automating many processes.

25
9 months ago

A startup for network engineers that allows them to build and manage networks

25
8 months ago

A new way to learn search engine optimization techniques.

25
2 months ago

A product recommendation engine that looks at the user's preferences in a typical internet application and recommends other related items.

25
2 months ago

A startup that uses a machine learning engine to analyze Twitter data to spot trends

25
1 month ago

A team of engineers from Apple, Google and Samsung are building a platform for all organizations to access machine learning for better decision making.

25
2 years ago

Idea: A social network for engineers that brings them together to discuss engineering problems and solutions.

24
8 months ago

A startup that is building a search engine for the ad-tech ecosystem, looking to make it easier for clients to find what they need, regardless of where they are.

24
7 months ago

A platform that helps the medical community make more informed decisions through data. HealthLoop cofounders are former Apple engineers who say they’ve built a prototype.

24
7 months ago

This 19-year-old software engineer built a digital, blockchain-based platform for managing digital assets or digital rights.

24
6 months ago

Software that helps people manage the annoying and complicated practice of setting up a new home in the US. The company’s founder, who is an engineer in Brazil, built the app to help friends and family move.

24
5 months ago

An engineering tool for companies with lots of devices, with a focus on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. That means the tool is used to control devices that are connected in a very similar way. It’s a type of IoT technology that allows devices to work together.

24
4 months ago

A platform that uses machine learning to find U.S. jobs that are in high demand, like software engineering and truck driving.

24
3 months ago

Helping companies find and hire female engineers with a tool that uses data and algorithms to assess a candidate’s potential. The idea is that the startup can predict how women will respond to certain interview questions, and the more data it can crunch, the better.

24
1 year ago

A company that builds medical devices and also does research in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

23
1 year ago

This works to match and hire the best freelancers on the web, with a focus on software engineers and front-end developers.

23
9 months ago

Startup is building a product that allows companies to manage a large number of project teams, like design teams, engineering teams, and sales and marketing teams, all in one place. The company currently has 25 employees.

23
7 months ago

A software company built to help engineers and designers build and test software faster.

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

This startup is building an AI-powered law firm. The company is hiring legal research engineers, data scientists and analysts, and an HR tech lead.

23
9 months ago

A team of engineers that helps companies build new products using Big Data.

22
4 months ago

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

22
3 months ago

A startup that Builds and tests a unique search engine. The startup is four people and looking to build a team to bring the search engine to “the next level”.

22
1 month ago

A company that automates the interview process for recruiting software developers and engineers, counting competitors like VideoHire, Interviews.com, ZipRecruiter and Workable among its customers.

22
2 months ago

A search engine for local events like concerts and festivals that shows you how to get there

21
7 months ago

A startup that builds a search engine for the Internet of Things. The company’s first product is a smart thermostat that displays your home’s energy usage.

20
2 months ago

 A web interface for translating websites and files. Translate.me was originally built by two Israeli engineers as a way to translate documents from Hebrew to English or English to Hebrew. Translate.me is currently free, but the founders say they want to move into a freemium model for larger teams.

20
1 month ago

A computer-aided design program that engineers can use to build 3D-printed devices.

20
1 year ago

An API for building virtual reality apps, as well as a VR headset, as a way to create a new type of “VR search engine”.

19
9 months ago

A tool for building data pipelines, providing a full suite of tools for data engineers.

19
8 months ago

A platform that uses machine learning to connect engineers and product development teams and create a product that fits the needs of their respective teams.

19
6 months ago

A tool to help founders and engineers create and distribute their personal blog posts.

19
5 months ago

A community of designers and engineers building new products on top of the Internet of Things, with a community of 150,000 monthly users.

19
5 months ago

A team of engineers at the University of Pennsylvania that created a wireless data transmission system that could send data between two devices within the same room.

19
5 months ago

A way to share and collaborate on software engineering projects

19
1 month ago

A platform for hiring experienced contractors to do IT and engineering jobs in the US, with a focus on higher education

19
5 months ago

A visual search engine for photos. The startup is trying to build a search engine that boils down huge amounts of data into a vector-based visualization that can be manipulated with a computer.

18
2 months ago

A “social network for artists”. The startup is working on building a “multimedia platform for entrepreneurs, engineers, and creatives”.

18
14 days ago

This is a platform that helps software engineers build and test their own apps, giving them the tools they need to test their ideas in the real world.

18
6 months ago

A niche search engine that uses Google’s own data to discover the answer to your question

17
2 months ago

A platform for developers to build mobile apps on, with a focus on making it easier for users to switch between different versions of their platforms for collaborative engineering.

17
2 months ago

A startup that helps recruiters connect with the right candidates through a database of engineering graduates, with a twist: the startup’s algorithm finds the best fit for each job, rather than the recruiter. It’s still in stealth mode

17
3 months ago

A tool that helps search engine optimization professionals track the effectiveness of their work.

16
3 months ago

A startup that hopes to bring the power of AI to the enterprise. One of their biggest products is a “gender analysis engine” that can do things like identify who would be the best spokesperson for a company’s message, or predict the outcome of a sales pitch.

16
3 months ago

A civil engineering startup that aims to help demolish buildings and then build the foundations for new ones, in a single process. The company currently has nearly 30 customers in Europe and Asia.

16
3 months ago

A “human-powered search engine” meant to give users a “personalized and intuitive” interface to search their email inbox.

16
2 months ago

A company that wants to build "an AI engine that can be used by AI developers."

16
2 months ago

The startup is a marketplace for freelance data science and machine learning professionals. The idea is to have a one-stop solution for data scientists and machine learning engineers to get paid for their work.

16
2 months ago

A web-based platform that allows users to take pictures of their items and then automatically price them against other markets. The startup plans on using the data to build a price engine to help consumers compare prices on items they may not be able to find locally.

15
2 months ago

This startup wants to make your shopping experience smarter by tracking what you’re looking at and what you’re buying. It’s based on a lightweight shopping cart, but has plans to eventually build out a more robust recommendation engine.

15
1 month ago

A CTO who “cures” engineers so they can be less stressed and more productive.

14
1 month ago

Helping companies find software engineers with their specific expertise, with the goal of saving companies time and money.

14
2 years ago

A startup that’s built an open-source, artificial intelligence-powered bot that helps you schedule meetings on Slack. The bot is called Lino and was built by a team of ex-Google and ex-Yahoo engineers.

13
5 months ago

A software-as-a-service that helps businesses streamline the process of filling out job applications, with a focus on developers and engineers.

13
3 months ago

A team of engineers working to bring affordable, quick and easy child care to new parents.

13
2 months ago

A startup that’s trying to solve the problem of companies not having a marketing platform that’s not just search engine optimized.

13
2 months ago

A startup that builds an AI-powered search engine that can identify the right products for a given search.

13
23 days ago

HireVue is a platform that helps companies hire people more efficiently. It’s a more sophisticated version of the jobs board with a robust analytics engine, and uses automated engagements to screen candidates. The company already has $1.5 million in funding from high-profile investors like Mark Cuban and Mark Suster.

13
2 months ago

A product recommendation engine for restaurants

12
5 months ago

A search and discovery engine for events and activities, with a focus on helping event organizers connect with people in their area, utilizing local recommendations.

11
2 years ago

Idea: An AI-driven tool for filtering resumes for tech and engineering jobs

10
1 month ago

A new way of hiring remote engineers, the startup is hiring engineers from any country who can work remotely and will pay them based on a strict fixed hourly rate.

10
1 month ago

A “cloud” of software engineers who are architects and developers on demand. The company says it gets between $2 and $4 million per month in recurring revenue.

10
13 days ago

The goal is to improve the educational experience for self-driving car engineers by replacing the monotonous work of copying and pasting data into a spreadsheet with the more creative task of creating a 3D model.

10
1 month ago

A social network for organizations that helps them better communicate, manage and track their projects and the impact they’ve had. Built on top of a powerful AI engine that can monitor, predict, and maximize the effectiveness of a company’s output.

9
1 month ago

A tool for software engineers to track what they’re working on and when, and to take their projects to the next level.

9
1 month ago

The startup, which launched in November 2015, is developing a search engine for the legal cannabis industry. It’s a market worth $10 billion, according to a study from ArcView.

9
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps engineering managers coordinate software development teams

8
22 days ago

The startup helps data scientists and engineers build more robust models from data. The company’s users include clients like Netflix and Amazon.

8
21 days ago

A partner marketplace for freelance software developers. The startup is a marketplace for software engineers that helps connect companies with software developers who can make their apps even more valuable.

8
24 days ago

A startup that’s building a “game engine” for augmented reality experiences. The startup is pitching the product to app developers as a way to create experiences that are not possible with tools like Unity.

7
1 month ago

A mechanical engineering software company that is building a 3D modeling package.

6
18 days ago

A platform for hiring tech engineers, especially in emerging markets. It was built in India and is currently active in Indonesia and Mexico. The startup is looking to expand to the US.

6
9 days ago

This company helps engineers find and hire other engineers.

6
4 days ago

Many startups on the list came from India, a country that has been a "fintech powerhouse" in recent years. The country has a large population of engineers and a growing consumer base, and the availability of capital and technology has led to a boom in the number of startups in the country.

6
2 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace for buying and selling 3D-printed objects. The startup aims to be a marketplace for a new generation of makers, with a platform to bring together designers, engineers, and 3D-printers. They currently have 500 open-ended jobs, and a $1k average order size.

3
1 day ago

A product design and engineering tool for web and mobile apps.

0
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps people go into business together Say you have a friend that's a lawyer and another that's an engineer A collaboration tool could help them communicate, share files and bill clients more smoothly The company is currently bootstrapped, and has a 10-person team

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A toolkit to help machine learning engineers build their own ML models

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A coaching platform that helps software engineers achieve their long-term career goals

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Hire Engineers at Enterprise Scale

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is a marketplace for wearable companies to hire the same freelance engineers to build apps for their products

-1
2 years ago

A team of engineers have built a product that lets homeowners control their home’s lights, AC, and thermostat via a smartphone — without the need for smart locks. They’re pitching the product as a way to bring smart home technology to more people, and without the need for a significant investment.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that matches freelance developers with smaller startups looking for engineers.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that aims to help companies in the Middle East and India use technology to hire engineers and maintain online reputations.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is a marketplace for food trucks to find parking in major US cities. It’s led by a team of engineers who previously

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a tool that makes it easier for users to edit 3D models in VR. It’s a combination of a 3D modeling tool and a 3D rendering engine, currently available for Oculus and HTC Vive.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform that uses AI to help small business owners scale by building an engine that automatically figures out the most profitable steps to scale a business.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: SaaS startup that helps hotels manage their rooms and guests, with a little bit of Netflix’s recommendation algorithms baked in. The idea is that hotels can use it as a booking engine to get more out of their rooms, and the company’s founders say they have a 75% conversion rate.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that connects companies that need engineers with engineers who want to work for them

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