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1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to borrow money from friends, family, and even strangers. The startup is currently only available in the UK, where it’s working with a handful of small businesses.

1,242
3 years ago

A startup that helps the elderly and disabled to communicate with their family

1,010
1 year ago

A social networking app that helps you to find things to do with friends and family.

327
3 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help people get money from friends and family. The company uses a paper check system that’s more commonly used in developing countries, and it plans to roll it out in the US, Canada, and Europe. They recently raised $1.5M in a seed round.

288
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service for helping people record their life story so that they can leave a historical account for their family

268
3 years ago

A money transfer service where people can send money to family members without having to deal with the banking system.

263
3 years ago

A genealogy app, marrying family trees and genealogy.

255
10 months ago

An AI-based platform that helps musicians build their own music videos. Users can also create a video of their favorite song and share it with friends and family.

218
3 years ago

A platform for engaging in adventure activities with your friends and family.

207
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people plan year-round events and activities with friends, family, and co-workers.

198
2 years ago

A communication app that lets people exchange messages, photos and videos with a group of friends or family members.

193
3 years ago

A startup that helps people find the right gift for friends and family members

192
3 years ago

A platform for people to share, compare and book air travel with friend and family,

187
3 years ago

A small, family-owned business that sells and installs windows and doors. The business doesn’t have a website, so they’re counting on this campaign to help them grow their business.

186
2 years ago

A way to allow people to easily share their gym photos with friends and family.

186
2 years ago

A social network for elderly people to check in and view pictures of their friends and family. The startup has already helped its first customer, a family member, locate her father and communicate with him (via text) over the phone.

185
2 years ago

A platform that lets you create custom personal finance plans for your family.

183
3 years ago

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

181
2 years ago

A platform that helps users who are moving apartments share information with their friends and family, to make the process less stressful.

180
1 year ago

This is an app for lending money to friends and family, with a focus on microloans.

178
3 years ago

Symmetry is building a digital taxidermist, a tool to help users turn their photos into 3D digital models. It can be used for anything from creating a doll of a family member to making a taxidermy mount of a dead animal.

173
3 years ago

This is a startup that aims to help entrepreneurs raise money by turning to friends and family for loans.

173
3 years ago

This startup, which was founded in March, aims to make it easier to get and pay for health insurance. The startup’s goal is to save the US family health insurance market $300 billion.

172
2 years ago

A money transfer service for the A.I.B. family of countries. It aims to streamline the exchange of money from individuals to governments and vice versa.

170
3 years ago

An artificial intelligence bot that helps family members and caregivers monitor their elderly parents’ health.

169
2 years ago

An online marketplace for families, offering a place for the family to share and buy things together, from toys to gifts to babysitting

169
1 year ago

This is a startup working to make it easier for people to connect and collaborate with their friends and family, in person and online.

169
2 years ago

A company that makes it easier for people to share their favorite photos with their friends, family, and followers.

168
2 years ago

A “freemium” site for sending money to friends and family

167
2 years ago

A startup that encourages users to share their photos with friends and family to help them get the best possible shots for their photos. The startup uses AI to match up photos.

166
3 years ago

A “family-friendly” social network for college students.

163
3 years ago

The goal of this startup is to help consumers shop for services that match their needs, rather than relying on recommendations from friends and family. The company looks to compete with platforms like Groupon and LivingSocial by selling subscriptions that will take care of the customer. The startup is already working with a number of Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

159
1 year ago

This startup helps women who want to start a family buy a baby. It’s starting with fertility, but they want to branch out into other areas of women’s health.

159
3 years ago

A way to help people share their calendars with family and friends and collaborate on events. The company has already raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

158
3 years ago

A startup that creates a service where you can order a small box of items that would be a perfect gift for a friend or family member

157
3 years ago

A tool that allows you to create and manage your own variety of financial instruments. Think of it as a Pinterest and Facebook for financial funds, with a focus on helping people raise money from friends and family.

157
3 years ago

This is a startup that helps start-ups and entrepreneurs get funding from family offices and institutions.

157
3 years ago

A way to quickly send money to friends and family overseas. The startup targets people in the US who often don’t know how to send money overseas.

156
3 years ago

Ability to locate and talk to friends and family who are in the same place as you. The startup is building functionality to make phone and messaging more like texting, with the ability to send and receive emojis, stickers, and photos.

154
3 years ago

A way to send money to friends, family, and employees using a free app on their phone.

153
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to find job openings in remote areas, with the goal of helping people find family members jobs in different parts of the country.

152
3 years ago

A startup that helps a family navigate the health care system when a loved one is sick

151
3 years ago

A hardware company that builds its own Bluetooth devices with a focus on connecting medical devices to the internet. It recently raised $5 million in a Series A led by Family Offices.

150
3 years ago

A tool that allows users to send and receive payments in Bitcoin through email. The company’s goal is to make it simple to pay friends and family with cryptocurrency.

150
9 months ago

This startup makes it easy for teams to track and manage their expenses. The startup’s co-founder says that she runs a tight household and she uses the app to keep track of different expenses for her family.

148
3 years ago

A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”

147
3 years ago

A tool to help people use their spare screen space for apps, instead of always having to share with a partner or family member.

147
3 years ago

A startup that helps users find the closest public school or charter school that’s right for their family. It’s meant to bridge the gap between traditional public schools and new alternative school systems like charters.

147
3 years ago

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

147
3 years ago

A startup that bills itself as a “Facebook for travel”, it allows users to share travel plans with family and friends

146
10 months ago

A startup for users to share and streamline shared media with their coworkers, and even with family members.

145
3 years ago

A digital tool for borrowing money from friends and family for small business purchases. The current model is still simple: the startup is working to launch an app that lets you borrow money in seconds from your friends and family. The company has raised a seed round, and is launching today

142
3 years ago

A social network for the diaspora, connecting expats with family and friends back home.

142
3 years ago

A company that helps companies and organizations raise money from new and existing investors, including Angel investors, venture capitalists, family offices and more.

141
3 years ago

A startup that sells a tool that helps people manage their finances (especially for people with ADHD) A startup that provides a service to help people of Chinese heritage learn about their family’s history

140
3 years ago

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

140
3 years ago

This company builds technology that allows people to securely and easily send money to and from the Philippines. Their service, which launched in May of 2018, allows Filipinos to send money to family and friends without having to deal with the high fees associated with traditional remittance services.

139
3 years ago

A startup that helps parents and families create a custom “holiday card” for friends and family.

139
10 months ago

A startup that helps multi-family property managers monitor their properties and organize invoices.

139
3 years ago

A startup that helps you to connect with friends and family by sharing messages, photos, locations, and locations.

138
3 years ago

A startup to allow people to send money from their smartphones to a family member, no matter where they are in the world.

138
1 year ago

A digital time capsule for the family. Families can upload photos, video, audio, and text of the family, and then give it to their descendants for a later date.

138
3 years ago

A way to send photos and videos to friends and family via a web application.

137
3 years ago

A web-based service that helps people make dinner plans with friends and family.

136
3 years ago

A “digital assistant for couples”. The startup wants to build a social network for couples to share pictures, videos, and other updates, and have the ability to share with friends, family, and therapists.

134
3 years ago

The app helps put together a picture of your life, from your health to your home, and lets you share it with family and friends.

133
3 years ago

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

133
3 years ago

A company that uses real-time technology to make sure that your home security system is always on, and that it can be accessed by your family members and friends. It’s also a tool to protect against cyber thieves who could potentially hack into your devices.

133
3 years ago

This is an app that helps family members find each other on the road, in case they get separated.

133
3 years ago

A platform to help send and receive money from friends and family in the Philippines.

133
3 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find their friends and family in a community, and you can share what you’re doing with them in real time, without sharing everything.

130
3 years ago

The startup's "mission is to make it easy for people to create and share their bitcoin and crypto wallets with their friends and family."

129
3 years ago

A platform for sharing and tracking your workouts with your friends, family, and exercise trainers.

127
3 years ago

A platform that lets you create a personal blog or journal, write posts, and publish them on your own website, and share them with friends and family.

125
3 years ago

A SAAS product that helps organize and manage all of a person’s relationships. The startup wants to help people communicate with their friends and family more effectively.

125
3 years ago

The founder of this startup grew up in a remote village in India and remembers a time when he was able to get a computer for the family and a year later they were able to get the internet. The founder realized the internet had brought a lot of connectivity to the country, but the next step was to bring connectivity to the millions of people who still didn’t have it. That’s what led him to start Jana, a startup that aims to give 1.5 billion people in India access to the internet.

123
3 years ago

A platform that helps people buy and sell single family homes. Currently focused on the UK. The company is using a combination of software and crowdsourced data to help buyers make smarter decisions.

123
3 years ago

A digital alternative for physical notes and calendars. The startup says it’s a better way to organize and share calendars with family and friends. They charge $5 per month for a calendar with unlimited notes.

121
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people clean up their digital presence before they die so that family members have access to all the right information

119
3 years ago

A startup that wants to create an app that keeps you up-to-date with the latest news and information from your friends and family, or just from the web.

119
1 year ago

Based in India, this startup is building software for managing a family farm. They use a combination of traditional tools and tech for their operations, featuring an irrigation system that can predict which fields need water, a digital record-keeping suite, and a series of IoT devices for farm management.

119
3 years ago

You can use this to send money to friends and family, at a small fee.

117
3 years ago

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

117
3 years ago

A set of tools that help people raise money from friends and family to finance their businesses. The startup's founders once raised nearly $600,000 from friends and family in just 48 hours.

116
2 years ago

A startup for planning a family trip that you can then sync with your calendar.

115
3 years ago

This is an app that turns your phone into an emergency hotspot to connect with friends and family, and to help you dial 911.

114
1 year ago

A “premium luxury travel experience” for families, with a focus on family travel.

114
3 years ago

A peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app that allows you to transfer money to your friends and family.

112
2 years ago

A startup that helps manage a family member’s care, from doctor’s appointments to grocery shopping.

112
3 years ago

This startup wants to make it easier for people to find and share important information with friends and family. The startup aims to make information like travel plans, medical records, and other digitized documents more discoverable for friends and family.

108
3 years ago

A company that’s building a tool to help companies build, market, and sell their products to their friends and family.

106
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to share your notes with family members and friends.

106
2 years ago

One of the most important parts of the mission is to create a platform that allows workers to generate a living wage while keeping them connected to their friends and family.

105
1 year ago

A web app that helps you get the most out of your time, sleep, and energy. It can help you learn new skills, manage family and work priorities, and optimize your personal productivity.

104
3 years ago

This startup is building a digital way to help consumers choose the right hospital for their family member.

98
1 year ago

A new way to securely communicate with family and friends through text, phone calls, video calls, and group chats

97
2 years ago

A company that’s building a web-based platform that lets people share their family history, with over 15,000 users so far.

96
1 year ago

A startup to help you, your friends, or your family members get the best price on an insurance claim. Based on the idea that insurance companies are using the same pricing models across all of the world, the app claims to provide a personalized experience.

95
1 year ago

A startup that takes the Dropbox platform and adds social features, making it easier to collaborate with other business or family members.

95
2 years ago

A way for people to pay friends and family without a credit card.

94
2 years ago

Built a mobile app that allows people in India to send money to family across state lines.

94
3 years ago

Startup that wants to create a platform that would allow people to create an “anonymously encrypted blog” for their friends, family, and co-workers.

93
3 years ago

A digital assistant that helps you manage your personal, family, and professional life. It’s a skinnable interface that can be used by any age, and is designed with a focus on helping people “navigate their lives without distractions.”

89
1 year ago

A security startup that’s building a new way to communicate with friends and family about their health, as well as a healthful way to communicate about health.

89
2 years ago

Tribute functions as a shared custody platform for various family members, allowing them to track spending and keep track of things like medical records. The startup is currently only focused on family members, but is looking to expand to other kinds of multi-family sharing.

88
2 years ago

A web-based platform for organizing your life, sharing with friends and family, and managing your daily activities. Notable for its “paperless” interface, which lets you create to-do lists and share them with others.

88
2 years ago

A tool for managing a household’s information, from bills to schedules to grocery lists to recipes. The startup is building out a family social network.

88
2 years ago

A startup that helps people stay in contact with their family and friends, with messaging, calling, and video calling.

87
7 months ago

A “social network for caregiving” that allows family and friends to see the location and activities of their loved ones with a simple, monthly payment.

87
2 years ago

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

86
1 year ago

A platform that helps people build cash gifting sites where they can gift e-gift cards to their friends and family.

86
2 years ago

A tool helping people make an audio track of their life, from a single instrument, so they can share that with their friends and family.

85
2 years ago

A tool for helping people create a stay-at-home network of family and friends.

85
2 years ago

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

85
1 year ago

A startup that lets you share your location with your friends and family, and you can use it to track the location of your friends.

85
2 years ago

A company that builds apps that help family members keep track of other family members.

84
2 years ago

 A platform that helps advisors, wealth managers, and family offices sell financial planning services to clients.

84
1 year ago

A video chat application that allows you to call and video chat with family, friends and anyone else you choose, using a phone number or email address

84
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool for sharing an avatar between multiple users, so that people can see their friends and family from their phone and desktop.

83
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that hopes to be the Uber of finance, where anyone can get a line of credit and borrow money from friends and family.

82
2 years ago

A startup that lets you share your meal with your friends and family. The startup is looking to upend the delivery model by integrating with restaurants and other food sites to place orders.

82
2 years ago

A tool that lets you send money to friends, family and businesses.

82
2 years ago

A simple way to send money to family and friends in India

82
1 year ago

A social service that helps families coordinate their care. The idea is to give parents a hub that allows them to connect with family members around the country, who can in turn request care for their loved ones.

82
2 years ago

A company that helps users create and send virtual gifts to their friends and family, with a promise that it will never expire.

81
2 years ago

A way to transact with your friends and family overseas.

81
1 year ago

A new way to access health information online. The company has built a family of tools that it hopes will help people make better decisions about their health.

81
2 years ago

A startup that allows members to connect with others in their city and import their address book to find things to do, see what’s open and when, and share with friends and family.

80
2 years ago

The company, which was founded in 2016, uses AI to make videos of your life, so that when you look back on your life, you can show friends and family how you were at different stages of your life.

80
2 years ago

A team of veterans and veterans’ family members that helps people who’ve served in the military with their health needs.

79
2 years ago

A tool for sharing pictures and video of your trip with friends and family, so you can see what it looks like where you’re going. The company says they’re the only startup in the space that focuses on creating a travel-first experience.

79
1 year ago

A startup built for families to help them manage their infant’s development and keep track of their sleep patterns and feedings. The startup is currently working with one family in San Francisco.

79
2 years ago

A text messaging platform that lets people talk to their family and friends in a language they understand.

77
2 years ago

An email-focused investment platform. The company provides tools for investors that are used by hedge funds and family offices.

77
2 years ago

This is a service that provides a way to transfer large amounts of money to a friend or family member, the company claims it’s cheaper than the international wire transfers it aims to compete with, with a 3% fee.

77
2 years ago

Host a movie night for up to 20 friends and family members with a home theater system.

77
2 years ago

 A way to use Facebook Messenger to send photos to a family member’s phone. Personalized photo sharing is a growing trend, but there are few services that can do it without an integration with a social network.

77
1 year ago

If a startup isn’t building the next big social network, it’s building the next big messaging app. After launching on Messenger, Snapjoy is pitching a new service that lets users create their own social network for their friends and family.

77
2 years ago

A company that helps you find and connect with your family, your best friends, the ones you work with, and the ones you love.

75
2 years ago

A startup for multi-family buildings that aims to optimize energy usage through a more intelligent management of energy usage. The startup started in 2018 and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fast Company Design.

75
2 years ago

A startup that allows guests to share photos from their travel with their friends and family at home.

75
2 years ago

A tool for sharing your daily activity with your family and friends.

75
1 year ago

A smart home system that helps isolated seniors stay in touch with family, friends, and the community. It’s based on a simple app that collects information from a set of sensors in the home and alerts the caregiver to any changes or changes in the senior’s routine.

75
2 years ago

A startup that helps your friends and family set up a plan for when you need end of life care or health care.

74
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help employers give their employees “time off” to take care of personal or family emergencies.

74
2 years ago

A social app that lets you set up groups of friends and family to help you out with tasks at times you’re not able to do them yourself.

73
2 years ago

This startup aims to make it easier for people to have a conversation about money with friends and family. The company connects friends and family for advice about finances and other topics.

73
2 years ago

A startup that aims to turn any website into a social network, using a customizable experience to foster invite-only groups that can be shared with friends and family.

73
1 year 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.

73
2 years ago

A new service that lets people offer their unused airline miles to friends and family. Recipients can redeem the miles for airline tickets, and the sender gets a payout.

72
2 years ago

This startup is exploring a new way to send money to friends and family. Instead of using traditional bank transfer, they’re using a virtual currency they call Ven. It’s made of a built-in electronic payment system that’s easy to use, and they say they can send Ven without fees.

72
2 years ago

This startup wants to help the elderly person move on from their house, yard, and social life, with a system that will automatically notify family members when an adult is living alone, coming and going, and in need of assistance.

72
2 years ago

A company that makes it easier for single-family, multifamily, and commercial real estate developers to build out the space in their buildings.

72
3 years ago

A digital locker that lets users give personal keys to their valuables to family, friends, and other trusted people, and have them get access to the item in their personal account. The service is still in beta testing and has yet to be released.

71
2 years ago

A tool for speeding up the process of sharing your phone’s location information with friends, family, and potential coworkers.

71
2 years ago

A way to send money to friends and family in India, via a bank account, without official documentation.

71
1 year ago

A startup that helps foster parents or others who want to become a foster parent learn about the process, find a family and make a home.

71
1 year ago

 LendUp is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace where people can lend money to their friends, family, or other people they know. It’s similar to sites like Lending Club and Prosper, but the startup is taking a different approach to the funding. It’s aiming to let people lend money to their friends and family, and the loans aren’t paid back until the borrower has used them to buy something.

71
1 year ago

A free, often ad-free platform where people can find and share photos of their friends and family.

71
2 years ago

A startup that lets you upload your pictures and videos and arrange them in easy-to-use slideshows for your friends and family.

70
1 year ago

This is a startup that works with established brands to offer online courses and plans to monetize with a model of selling courses to a student’s family (like an on-demand learning service like Udemy or Coursera) and then charging them a commission fee. The startup has already built a few courses, and is also working on an AI-based chatbot for teachers.

70
2 years ago

A way to make it easy for people to send money from their bank account to their friends and family across the world. The startup is only in the US currently, but aims to expand internationally.

69
2 years ago

A Brazilian startup that wants to make it easier for people to share their meals (and with whom) with family and friends.

69
2 years ago

A startup to help people create their own social networks, like inviting friends and family to join along with creating a digital “photo album” that you can share with others.

69
1 year ago

A travel startup that wants to take the hassle out of using air travel to see friends or family. It’s looking to take advantage of the $80 billion airline booking market.

69
2 years ago

A social media application that’s like a “Facebook for people who want to get married,” with a focus on the bride's family.

68
2 years ago

A messaging app for native iOS and Android experiences that allows users to get in touch with friends and family that live elsewhere.

68
2 years ago

Two-way video calling is on the rise. The company is building a platform that allows you to “video call” your friends and family inside the app.

68
2 years ago

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

67
2 years ago

A startup that builds a tool that allows parents to create a family budget and split expenses.

67
2 years ago

A Hong Kong-based startup that is creating a competitor to PayPal, a mobile payment system that can be used to transfer money to friends and family, accept payments from merchants, and make payments from users.

66
2 years ago

In the same vein as OwnPeep, this startup aims to allow you to share your furniture browsing history with friends and family members so they can help you find the perfect furniture for your home.

65
2 years 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.

65
2 years 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.

65
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for founders to raise capital from their network of friends and family.

65
9 months ago

An all-in-one digital health product that empowers patients to monitor their health and share that information with their doctors, family, and caregivers.

65
2 years ago

Using AI, this startup aims to make it easier for people to help their friends and family by text. The platform is currently running in beta in New York City for the time being.

64
2 years ago

A Q&A platform that transcribes audio conversations to text and vice versa, so users can have conversations with friends and family over voice technology.

64
2 years ago

 Great for users who want to maintain a network of family and friends, this startup is trying to build a system that analyzes text messages and sends push-notifications when your friends are nearby. The startup is in the early stages of development, but their team has already been working on the product for a year.

64
1 year ago

A messaging app that lets you use any text-based chat service (Facebook, WhatsApp, SMS) to communicate with family and friends. It’s targeting the immigrant community, hoping to help them communicate across borders.

64
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to find and engage with their community of friends, family and other people who share the same interests.

63
2 years ago

A company working on a mobile app that will allow users to share trips with friends and family, and see where they are going. The founders say they can currently see users traveling to over 100 countries with the app.

63
2 years 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.

63
2 years ago

A startup that lets users create custom clip art, sharing it with friends and family via text or email.

63
1 year ago

One of the most popular ways to stay in touch with friends and family has to be through text messages. The company wants to build a texting platform that is both secured and private.

63
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easy to send money abroad to friends and family. The startup is looking to partner with banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions to help small businesses and families send money abroad.

63
1 year ago

A team of students at The University of Texas at Austin is building a platform that allows people to create community-based apps for their personal use. The app allows users to create their own app, which they can then share with friends and family.

63
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to find a ride-sharing service to pick up the family or friends when they need to be dropped off.

62
2 years ago

A company that is building a “virtual assistant” for managing the life of the average family. The company wants to make it easier for parents to plan and track their child’s education, medical appointments and activities. The company’s flagship product is a virtual assistant that helps parents keep track of their child’s activities and school.

62
2 years ago

An open source app that lets users “natively share their daily life on social media”. It also allows them to create “life progress reports” that they share with friends and family.

62
2 years ago

People in the US often travel to Europe to enjoy a summer holiday. But while they’re gone, they miss all the things they usually do back home, like seeing friends and family. So iHome wants to give them the ability to go online and see photos and videos of their friends and family back home who they miss during their trip.

62
1 year ago

A payment platform that allows customers to send money to their friends and family, just like Paypal. The startup is funded by investors including Google Ventures and Thrive Capital.

62
1 year ago

A startup that lets you make a digital video in VR and then export it, so that you can share it with friends and family.

62
2 years ago

A marketing tool for businesses that wants to encourage customers to recommend them to their friends and family. The company allows businesses to create and share a personalized review page, with a personality quiz and a survey, so people can see how their friends and family feel about them.

61
2 years ago

This company is a tool for sharing shopping lists with friends and family.

61
2 years ago

A company that is building a voice assistant for the blind, which is meant to be easier to use than others. “We are designing a system that makes it easier for blind people to navigate their homes, speak to their family and friends, and learn more about the world around them.”

61
1 year ago

This is a money transfer app, or remittance app, that helps people transfer money to family in the Philippines. The company says it has “almost 300,000 users”.

61
1 year ago

A tool that connects family physicians with a patient’s medical records and insurance providers.

59
3 years ago

Idea: A personalized shopping service that helps users find the perfect gifts for their friends and family. Users share the kinds of experiences and activities they like, and the company finds things they’ll like.

58
2 years ago

A real-time platform for securely sharing someone’s address, which can also be livestreamed. It’s meant for sharing a person’s location with emergency services, for instance, or for a family to announce an address change in a video.

58
2 years ago

This financial services startup is building a data platform to help family offices solve their risk problems.

58
1 year ago

A new way of sharing and viewing live video. The app integrates with Facebook Live and Periscope, allowing you to watch your friends and family broadcast live.

58
2 years ago

A startup that lets you pay your friends and family without any fees. Currently in YC Demo Day.

57
1 year ago

“A platform for data-driven marketing”. It’s a platform that pulls from Facebook and Instagram and Google to understand what your family and friends are interested in, and makes a recommendation based on that data.

57
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build an app for moms to track which family members are doing what and what needs to be assigned to them.

57
1 year ago

A startup that helps users create a social media account and then promote it to their friends and family, with the goal of getting them to help make a purchase.

57
1 year ago

An engine which helps you share your location to friends and family, letting them know where they can find you and vice versa.

57
1 year ago

A startup for family members to share photos of loved ones, and keep track of who is where.

57
2 years ago

Think of it as a version of Slack for people who work from home, with tools to make it easier to track expenses and communicate with family.

56
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that allows you to prioritize content in a way similar to how you prioritize friends and family on Facebook. It’s a unique way to manage your media consumption, but it’s also a way to manage your media consumption that’s competitive with Facebook.

56
2 years ago

A new way to connect with friends, co-workers and family members by sharing your location, knowledge and interests.

55
2 years ago

A company that helps bank customers transfer money to friends and family in Mexico, paying them in pesos at about a 1% fee, as opposed to the 3% fee for a traditional money transfer.

55
2 years ago

A company that helps people track the people who take their money and the people who keep it. Using a combination of data from a variety of sources, the startup’s tool helps people see who their friends and family are, how much they make, and where they spend it.

55
1 year ago

A startup for sharing your digital photos and videos with friends and family.

55
1 year 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.

55
1 year ago

A money transfer app for sending money to family, friends, or businesses in exchange for goods or services.

55
1 year ago

A social network that lets you chat with your friends and family, but also for businesses to share their specials with prospective customers.

55
2 years ago

A platform that helps you decide which of your family members should be in a will. The startup is working with over 1,000 people and has 2,000 users on their “Connect” platform.

54
1 year ago

A startup that lets you put your phone number on a business card and connect with friends, family, and colleagues. The founders of this startup say they’re selling a lot of business cards, with over 1,200 cards shipped in 24 hours and a $1,500 monthly recurring revenue.

54
1 year ago

A facial recognition startup working on a social network that uses facial recognition to help people find friends, family, and other people with a similar interest.

54
1 year ago

A startup that is building a platform to help people connect and communicate with their friends and family who are in other countries.

54
2 years ago

A free open source app for family tree research.

53
3 years ago

Idea: A text messaging app to help women in Afghanistan stay safe from abuse. It works as a “panic button” that calls a preselected list of family and friends when pressed.

52
2 years ago

The startup is building a tool to help people remember and pass down the history of their family. It’s currently working with a range of clients, including one of the founders, who is working with his grandfather to create a history of the family.

52
1 year ago

A platform for people to “know” about their friends and family, for those looking for events, people to know about, or anything else. The company uses algorithms to scan your social media profile and help you know if your family or friends are safe or in danger.

52
1 year ago

A social media platform for people with disabilities (and their friends and family) to share their stories and interact with others online. Currently, the startup is in talks with several large universities and is looking for partners to help them set up a pilot program.

51
1 year ago

A digital platform for family photos to help families keep track of the images, with a handy Google-like API to search and view the images.

51
11 months ago

A company building a platform for people to organize the things they own, creating a digital “family scrapbook” for each of them.

51
8 months ago

A startup that allows people to make and sell customized meals for them and their family through a website.

51
2 years ago

A global money transfer service designed for developing countries. The startup wants to make it easier for people to send money to family members back home, and for startups to test new products in markets that have a lot of pent up demand.

50
1 year ago

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

50
1 year ago

A chat service that can be used with a single app on any device to create groups of friends and family, such as parents and kids.

50
1 year ago

A company that automatically organizes and tags family photos using AI, with hopes of becoming the next Kodak. They’re currently in the process of building their first product.

50
1 year ago

The startup’s app is designed to help people with sensitive information, like medical records or banking information, share it with trusted family members.

50
2 years ago

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

49
1 year ago

A relatively new startup, Peoplo is building a “bot-free chat platform that can be used by anyone, anywhere”. Peoplo users will be able to chat with their friends and family, and the company is looking to sign up up to 5 million users by the end of 2019.

48
1 year ago

The company plans to roll out a free app that makes it simple to create a money management plan for a family.

47
1 year ago

A way to receive money from friends and family across the country using a phone call. The founders say it’s a bit like Venmo but with US banks available for people to transfer funds to.

47
1 year ago

A startup that helps people send money to their family members in remote locations.

47
1 year ago

A startup that offers a secure mobile photo-sharing service for travelers. The company is aimed at a market of people who want to send family and friends photos and videos from their phone, but don’t want their images to be stolen.

46
1 year ago

A platform that allows users to share their digital goods, such as music, photos and video, with friends, family and fans without having to upload them to the cloud.

46
1 year ago

This company helps people in low-income countries purchase a monthly cycle of pills for their family members. The startup will also implement a new payment system for the public, that can be used by the public to purchase cycles and pay for them in a similar way to how they pay their phone bill.

45
1 year ago

This startup is building a simple solution for people who want to send money to each other via text message. The company’s platform is built with the goal of making it easy to pay friends and family, and is targeting the $15 billion remittance market.

45
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can go to a special location and a professional photographer will take a photo of them and their family and then print it out

44
1 year ago

A communication platform for family caregivers to communicate with those who need help.

44
1 year ago

A digital family photo album for grandparents, built for people who want a way to show special family moments.

43
7 months ago

A tool to simplify the process of recognizing a person on video and allowing them to connect with friends, family, and people they know.

43
1 year ago

A new way to connect with your friends and family. A new way to connect with your friends and family.

42
1 year ago

A “Facebook for personal finance” that allows people to share their financial needs and information and get help from a network of friends, family, and experts.

42
7 months ago

A platform for creating and managing small-scale events. The company wants to create a platform that allows users to create and manage events with their friends and family, all without the need for third-party services.

42
1 year ago

A chatbot-based network for contact management by legacy, friends and family, and people with specific needs. The company wants to build a software platform for handling contact management for the elderly and for people with dementia, as well as for people with chronic illnesses.

40
1 year ago

A tool that helps you track your health and fitness data, and allows you to share your progress with friends and family. The company wants to build a community of people who are trying to achieve health and fitness goals, and track each other’s progress.

40
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to share their homes and apartments with friends and family by providing a solution that lets people access their space and control their systems with a smartphone or tablet.

40
1 year ago

A company that helps people connect with friends and family who live in different parts of the world.

40
1 year ago

A platform that helps users organize and share their life events in the context of a narrative that’s then read by others. The company wants to help people better communicate their lives to their friends, family and others.

38
1 year ago

A tool designed to help people share their videos with family and friends, with a focus on re-creating/enhancing memories

38
8 months ago

A startup that helps keep track of who is paying what for family members so you don’t have to.

38
1 year ago

A tool for recording your thoughts, quizzes and other information, which can be shared with friends and family. The startup has been around since 2013 and is used by at least 2,500 schools in California.

37
1 year ago

The founders of this startup have been working in the tech industry for decades, however they have had no success starting companies. Some of their friends on LinkedIn have noticed that they have a lot of business cards and they don’t have a company. They wanted to build a company that helps other entrepreneurs — not just friends and family — to get off the ground.

37
1 year ago

A modular home for the family of four

37
1 year ago

A startup that helps family businesses stay on track. Co-founder Zachary Berg says that they’ve already sold to a private biz and a few nonprofits.

37
7 months ago

A family-owned and operated company that has grown into a leading provider of nonprofit and community organizations with e-commerce websites.

37
10 months ago

A startup for buying and selling used phones online. One of its business models is a “gifted” model that gives “reputable” users the ability to gift other users with phones. Called "Gifted,” it's a free app for iOS that lets you buy and gift phones to your friends, family, or strangers.

35
1 year ago

This startup helps people get “paycheck-to-paycheck” banking, a means of making regular payments to family and friends.

34
1 year ago

A loan-gifting app that connects borrowers with friends and family who have extra money. The company plans to use the revenue from the app to fund its operations.

34
11 months ago

A startup that aims to improve the way we keep track of, and communicate with, our friends and family.

34
9 months ago

A startup that makes it easy to connect your email and social media accounts, allowing you to subscribe to messages, tweets, and posts from friends and family.

33
1 year ago

A startup that wants to simplify the way people stay in touch with friends and family through video messaging.

32
10 months ago

A mobile app for managing food allergies that allows users to track and share their allergies with friends and family

31
10 months ago

A platform to help you quickly find out which of your friends and family are using the most data on their phone, and to help them better manage their phone usage.

30
9 months ago

A family of startups that specialize in helping employers manage employee health and benefits. It includes a number of components including a health plan that helps manage a group of employees, a system for managing a group of employees’ health plans, a team of doctors that are contracted with the employer, and a system for sharing medical data between employees' health plans.

30
11 months ago

A web-based service that helps support people with dementia. The startup is building a social network that allows users to not only share memories, but also connect with friends and family who can help them.

29
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to share their location with their family and friends. The app uses a phone’s GPS and a parent’s current location to let them know when they’re near their loved ones.

27
11 months ago

The service is free for members, who can use it to track the location of their family members, friends, or pets in case of an emergency. It features a map of the area’

27
8 months ago

A community for family photographers, not just selling their photos but helping them grow their businesses by providing help with printing, selling on Etsy, and public relations.

27
6 months ago

This startup is building a digital assistant for construction companies to help them better manage their projects. The startup is named after the company’s CEO, who grew up in a construction family.

27
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that lets you give friends and family a chance to pay rent and other bills

26
3 years ago

Idea: A non-profit in Brazil that provides free financial planning to low-income families. The startup works with banks to offer credit to qualifying customers, and works with the family to create a plan for them to pay it back. They already work with 8 banks and offer credit to 300 families.

26
1 year ago

A startup focused on building a “smart wallet” for people who don’t have traditional bank accounts. People who don’t have access to traditional banking services can store their money in the app, which also allows them to send money to family and friends.

26
1 year ago

A company that allows users to make an electronic payment in seconds, without a credit card or bank account. Instead, the startup offers a way to pay friends and family with Bitcoin.

25
10 months ago

A startup that provides “live customer support” for customers using the product, connecting to their friends and family to help them solve problems when they’re at their worst.

23
9 months ago

A micro-blogging app that helps users organize and manage their thoughts. The app is aimed at people with the mental health condition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Users can write down their thoughts in a diary and share them with their friends, family, and followers.

22
7 months ago

After a founder saw a local family in need of a shelter, they started doing research and realized that there was still a need for a local shelter for homeless pets in San Francisco. As a result, the startup found a way to raise money for a local shelter to help homeless pets, and is now funded to run the shelter itself.

22
11 months ago

A company that’s building a network of independent family businesses to make it easier for them to collaborate, learn from each other, and market to each other. It currently has 10 employees.

20
7 months ago

An AI that uses machine learning to prioritize and rank the phones of people in your family, using neural networks. The app allows you to opt-in to have the app send you messages based on your family’s needs, such as when new people should be considered members of your family.

20
7 months ago

The company is building a calendar to help people plan social events with family and friends.

18
7 months ago

Notable was a student-run startup that built an app that helps you keep track of out-of-town friends and family while you’re on the go.

17
6 months ago

This startup helps people track the products they’re buying, from diapers to groceries, to make sure they’re buying the right thing for their family.

17
8 months ago

A platform for connecting your social graph to find your closest friends and family members.

16
7 months ago

A startup that lets you create a simple “placebook” for your friends and family, letting you share photos, notes, and location data.

15
6 months ago

A social network for the younger generations that serves as a community hub, with tools for news, music, and video, a way to connect with family and friends, and a place to learn new skills.

15
3 years ago

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

14
6 months ago

A startup for the US military that lets soldiers create and manage profiles for their family members.

13
5 months ago

A platform that helps physicians manage their patient records, allowing them to share with other doctors and family members. The company, which was founded in April, is pitching it as a way to make things easier for patients and doctors.

13
3 years ago

A startup that creates a system so that people can create a new email address to be used for a specific family member (IE Mom@familycom)

12
6 months ago

Ideation is a micro-task app for the iPhone that allows users to record ideas and tasks, complete them, and get instant feedback from the community. It is a way for users to “get feedback from friends and family, team members, and entirely new people,” according to the company.

11
5 months ago

A “social lending” startup that aims to get personal loans from friends, family, and neighbours. The company’s co-founders have backgrounds in financial technology.

11
5 months ago

A micro-lending company that helps low-income entrepreneurs get loans from their family or friends.

11
6 months ago

A startup that helps people send money to friends and family in Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya, giving them a cut each time a transfer happens.

10
3 years ago

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

9
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people who have an ill family member can hire a companion to visit them and help out

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3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to make a video for you to show your family and friends when you are stuck in a foreign country

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3 years ago

Idea: A startup that lets users create, share, and track video messages with friends/family

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3 years ago

Idea: A company with an app that allows people create their own visual shopping lists and share them with friends and family.

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