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2 years ago

A startup on the App Store that helps users manage their apps, promote and sell them, and help users find updates and new features.

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1 year ago

A social network built for black professionals. It’s a version of Facebook for black professionals that’s designed for different demographics, with features like a photo gallery and a newsfeed that’s tuned for black users.

171
2 years ago

A tool that helps you compare credit cards and other features.

143
2 years ago

A tool for managing and harvesting content from a website’s search and sharing features. The startup has raised $5.2 million from a number of investors, including Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Mitch Kapor.

141
2 years ago

The aim is to let consumers to pay for a 3D-printed object. One feature is that the 3D-printed object is scanned and then the user can print out an accurate digital version they can then use in their homes.

135
1 year ago

This startup is building a new way to work that allows you to quickly create a virtual meeting room for your team (with audio, video, and other features) and then broadcast it to whoever is interested.

131
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a web browser with a “no-keyboard” feature, simulating a “touchscreen” experience for people who can’t use their hands.

130
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses create a mobile website using an app, with a free plan and paid plans that include features like analytics and storage.

128
2 years ago

An API that allows developers to integrate location capabilities into their apps, without having to build their own location-based features.

127
2 years ago

A “smart mirror” for the home that helps people track their sleep quality, with an optional “sleep coach” feature.

126
1 year ago

A tool for business owners and employees to take meetings together, with a calendar view and comments feature.

125
2 years ago

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

124
2 years ago

A company that merges the concepts of an “Uber-for-laundry” with the features of a “Netflix-for-laundry”.

121
2 years ago

A company that makes LED light bulbs that instantly turn on when they detect motion. It wants to make the bulb’s visibility an even more important feature.

120
2 years ago

Another startup that’s building a video conferencing tool with real-time collaboration features.

117
2 years ago

A startup that wants to “build a better IDE” for mobile apps, with features like a live preview of changes to code.

117
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easier for hotel guests to use their credit card on property. The company’s founders came up with the idea at a conference where the hotel they were staying at had a similar feature, and thought there was a better way to do it.

117
2 years ago

A tool to help teams effectively manage freelancers, with features like payment tracking and invoicing.

116
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform for small businesses to manage sales, with a feature that enables customers to easily cancel orders that don’t meet their expectations.

115
2 years ago

A digital technology platform that helps companies build and manage a single, unified customer database for customer relationship management. The company combines the best features of CRM software with the functionality of a customer relationship management platform.

114
2 years ago

A tool for businesses to manage customer programs, offering features like email marketing automation, loyalty programs, and more.

114
2 years ago

Muyu is a startup based in Brazil that wants to help companies automate their invoices. The startup has a feature-rich platform where users can drag and drop invoices and attachments, and renew them automatically.

113
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a new productivity tool that lets users scroll down a page to view content, rather than clicking from one page to another The startup currently has a prototype and has already been featured in TechCrunch

112
2 years ago

This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

112
2 years ago

An online food ordering and delivery platform that uses an in-app feature to review restaurants and take reservations.

111
2 years ago

A way for people to buy and sell things online. The company also works on a feature to group items into “rooms” that users can browse by category.

110
2 years ago

A toolkit that allows developers to add in-game social features to their games and make them more accessible to players.

110
2 years ago

A digital wallet that’s designed to serve the needs of women in China. Currently, the platform does not offer features that are common in the US, such as peer-to-peer payments, a feature that is required in China for transactions to be legal.

110
1 year ago

A product management platform for agencies, developers, and designers that helps companies plan, identify, prioritize, and integrate features for their software applications.

109
2 years ago

A startup that lets independent creators on Amazon sell their own products Amazon already offers this feature to big businesses, but this startup lets individual sellers sell their own stuff

106
2 years ago

 A software-as-a-service tool that allows users to run A/B tests on product features.

106
2 years ago

 A core feature of the app is to let you share and discuss tweets and images on Slack.

106
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps customers book restaurant tables, with a check-in and payment feature. It’s the first startup in India working on a restaurant booking app.

105
2 years ago

A startup that makes it fun for anyone to submit a link to a site they’ve created, have it reviewed by real people, and feature on the site. They’re currently working with a few sites, like the website for an artsy bar in New York City.

102
2 years ago

Quickly rolls out new features and apps across all Facebook properties, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

102
2 years ago

A tool for curating photos, with a feature that lets you make collages.

102
2 years ago

Founded by two former McKinsey consultants, Talent App is a startup that helps companies find the best candidates for roles using ATS technology. Talent App is a membership-based service that includes features like a powerful candidate analytics tool, a job board, and insights into candidate behavior.

100
2 years ago

Focused on improving the user experience of people who travel internationally. The company brings together a private messaging platform for travelers with a photo-sharing feature. The company is in the testing phase and will be available in the U.S. and Europe.

99
2 years ago

A seed-stage startup that features an AI-based platform for managing and automating the operations of supply chain logistics. The platform allows companies to move more goods and save money through the use of smart devices, AI, and robotics.

99
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

This company is building a more efficient way to design and build websites. The startup wants to make it easier for people to create websites with a more feature-rich platform.

99
2 years ago

A company that provides analytics, features, and data on how products are used in a retail location.

97
1 year ago

A platform designed to help people find the right therapist, based on their specific needs. The company is working with a social network of therapists to provide the feature to their users.

97
2 years ago

This is a tool for the music industry that automatically alerts you when someone you’re following releases a new song. The B2C startup is working with music companies and artists to make the feature happen.

96
2 years ago

In 2016, the company was featured in a Wired article titled "The $10 Million Game That Can Change Your Life," and has been covered in articles in Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Economist.

95
2 years ago

A payment technology company that works with online retailers and e-commerce platforms. The startup uses blockchain technology to enable payments between the retailer and the customer. It has been featured on the “top 10 under-the-radar blockchain startups” from CB Insights.

93
2 years ago

A startup that takes on the issues facing small and medium sized companies in the industry with a cloud-based platform they say is “built for the employee experience”. The platform hopes to give employees more time and flexibility to be productive, with features like the ability to manage and access workers from any device, a “private” chat room, and an inbox for all communication.

92
2 years ago

A company that aims to bring the benefits of a business-class email into the inbox, with features like a calendar, task manager, and more.

91
2 years ago

A feature of the company’s software for managing supply chains.

91
1 year ago

In the 2017 Philadelphia Startup Week, 10 companies were featured.

91
2 years ago

Arist is a cloud-based project management and accounting tool that helps small teams manage projects and budget. Arist is a free plan with paid options that offers more features. Arist is available on the App Store, Google Play, and the Arist website.

90
2 years ago

The company is building an online tool to help businesses automate payroll and human resources, with features like time tracking and flexible pay.

90
2 years ago

The following companies were featured in the Inc. 5000 in the “Healthcare” category:

88
2 years ago

A startup that helps you create customized “sampler packs” of music. The startup wants to build an algorithm that lets users produce personalized mixes, or albums, without the need to upload music. Instead, users create a “profile” of songs and artists they like, and the system then chooses other songs the user likes and creates an album, including tracklists. The service is currently free, with plans starting at $5 per month for premium features.

88
1 year ago

A karaoke app, with the company pitching a feature that lets users record a video of their karaoke performance and share it on social media.

88
2 years ago

The startup is looking to create a new type of workplace that features coworking spaces, shared workspace, and on-demand services.

87
2 years ago

A seed-stage medical tech startup focused on helping patients undergoing surgery and managing their pain through a smartphone app. The founders say they’ve been featured on 60 Minutes, and have raised a $1 million seed round

87
2 years ago

A C2C marketplace for buying and selling used furniture. There’s a big market for people looking to buy used furniture but no good way to find them. The startup’s website shows a few beautiful tables and chairs, but the bulk of the site features the items for sale.

87
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find the right freelance service for them, and has a platform with a “live chat” feature that helps people who don’t know how to get started.

87
2 years ago

A computer vision startup that wants to use machine learning and image recognition to make product photos more complete. The startup says their technology can improve the accuracy of product photos 40% with claims to be able to identify colors, shapes and other features of products.

86
2 years ago

A “social network built for the modern millennial”, with features like a group chat, a profile page, a newsfeed, and social networking features to connect with nearby people.

85
2 years ago

The Startup Grind is a podcast produced by TechCrunch and Rolling Stone. It features interviews with top entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders in the startup community.

84
2 years ago

A tool for helping to make sure your website is secure, with features like a blacklist of bad sites and features for checking a website’s SSL certificate.

84
2 years ago

This startup is building an “app store for white-label content marketing” for companies. It’s called “branded content” and has a lot of the same features as Pinterest’s official app store.

83
2 years ago

A software company that builds apps for Slack teams, adding features like the ability to share Google Drive documents, integrate with Giphy for GIF sharing, and add pre-built templates to your channels.

83
2 years ago

A startup that adds social features to a business's website.

83
2 years ago

A tool for creating a “beautiful and fully-featured” website in just 15 minutes.

83
2 years ago

A tiered plan for teams of developers to work together on the same projects, with a free tier that has limited features and a $10 per month plan that has access to all features.

82
2 years ago

A utility that allows you to control your home appliances remotely and with an app. The company wants to use the same tech to let you control your car like you do your computer, so you can remotely lock and unlock your car (like BMW’s ConnectedDrive feature) or even get notifications when it’s being driven.

82
1 year ago

A developer API that lets developers create chatbots with specific features. The startup is targeting enterprise businesses.

82
2 years ago

A platform that allows for distributed teams to negotiate, ensure a project is on time and on budget, and track progress. They’re working on a cloud-based solution with a feature set that includes project management, time and labor tracking, and collaboration.

81
1 year ago

A startup for scheduling social events, with an “invite only” feature that makes it more exclusive than a public event.

81
2 years ago

Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

80
2 years ago

Canvas is a new type of digital canvas for creating digital objects. Users can create a design or pattern using images and use it as a template for an object. It has four different types of canvas with different features, and the startup says it will be releasing another in the future.

79
2 years ago

A company that lets people create their own online social network, complete with games and community features.

79
1 year ago

The following startups are featured in Inc.’s 2019 Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the 5,000 largest privately held companies in the United States.

79
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help designers build out physical prototypes for their apps, giving them a way to interact with features and functionality of their designs with a few clicks

78
1 year ago

A new version of the popular private messaging app for Android, to be released in early 2018. It will have new features and a re-designed interface, and will allow people to purchase and download stickers and other content from the company’s partners.

76
1 year ago

This startup builds tools that help product marketers find the best influencers to be featured on their product.

76
2 years ago

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

75
1 year ago

The BLS blog provides a daily newsletter, typically written by an economist, that summarizes recent changes in labor market conditions locally and nationally, and features summaries of research findings.

74
1 year ago

A “tame” version of the Snapchat app, focused on bringing its features to one’s phone.

74
2 years ago

A video platform for sales teams to capture a video demo of a product or feature. The startup is currently working with a few Fortune 500 companies.

73
1 year ago

 A photo app for capturing and sharing memories that includes a suite of features like either a video or still image capture, an audio track, and even a filter that lets you add music.

73
1 year ago

A startup that’s looking to take in-app messaging platforms to the next level with real-time features and integration with other apps.

73
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that helps you browse and buy clothes in a world where it’s hard to find a style you like. At launch, the app will feature over 1,000 brands from across the world, but the plan is to expand to everything.

73
2 years ago

A software company that helps people craft more effective pitches by providing an A/B testing feature.

72
1 year ago

A company that builds an app to help companies manage the design and build of their websites, including features like site-wide updates.

72
7 months ago

A platform for creating and sharing high quality screencasts for web apps, with a focus on creating screen casts for websites. Essentially, it wants to be the video editing equivalent of the “Slideshow” feature in Word or “Compose” in a browser. A $50,000 investment in June and a partnership with Apple followed soon after.

72
1 year ago

A startup that’s building technology that can detect when to deploy new products or features based on data and customer feedback.

71
10 months ago

The mobile app for keeping track of your daily finances, a feature of which is a social media-like feed where you can share your transactions with others.

71
2 years ago

A startup that offers the ability to schedule meetings with anyone through Facebook Messenger. Social Calendar is an iOS app that aims to make scheduling meetings easier, with features like a calendar widget and a back-and-forth messaging system to make scheduling a breeze.

70
1 year ago

 A startup that improves the user experience on Twitter by adding a “feed” feature. 

70
1 year ago

The Y Combinator Summer 2019 batch had 56 companies, down 8 from the previous batch. This batch was the first to feature more only-female teams than male teams.

70
1 year ago

The 2018 edition of the Y Combinator Demo Day featured 41 startups in three different tracks: Hardware, Software, and Networking & Events. The startups were chosen from 5,000 applicants by Y Combinator.

70
1 year ago

The batch featured Y Combinator alumni and exits.

69
1 year ago

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

69
2 years ago

A platform for the mass customization of products, allowing for all kinds of mix-and-matching of parts, colors, and features.

68
1 year ago

A task management app built for startups. Some of the features include social sharing, time tracking, and a calendar that can push notifications to the phone.

68
1 year ago

A platform for the design and creation of websites. The startup wants to use its tools to make it easier for small businesses to take advantage of WordPress’s features, and create a platform that’s especially well suited for a variety of small businesses.

68
4 months ago

A dating app for people living in the US that claims to be “better than Tinder”, with features like a “health score”, a “work score”, and a “social score”

66
1 year ago

A travel booking app for the US market that’s focused on building long-term relationships, rather than creating new reservations every time. It features a single price which is then split between their members.

65
10 months ago

A technology startup that wants to use the power of data to make stuff like robot pets and virtual reality games more interactive. It’s currently focused on Pokémon Go, where it is working with Niantic on a new feature that allows users to interact with characters in the game.

65
1 year ago

A cloud-native, multi-tenant application platform that focuses on making it easier to manage a company’s backend infrastructure. It’s the company’s first product, and the company is targeting $100 million in revenue as it adds new features.

64
1 year ago

A platform for online video game tournaments, which offers tournaments, community features, and a virtual currency system.

63
1 year ago

 A free 3D printer for students and educators. The company is also launching a subscription service to provide access to more advanced models and features.

62
1 year ago

 This is a company that brings the star rating feature used by restaurant critics to hotel reviews.

61
1 year ago

A way for teams to create private Slack channels, with premium features like call-in and call-out.

59
1 year ago

A digital app that helps people plan their finances for retirement, with features like automatic savings and investing.

59
1 year ago

A “artificial intelligence” system that allows homeowners to program lighting, music, and other home automation features via voice commands.

59
8 months ago

A way to manage your child’s homework, with a feature for tracking progress, formative feedback, and a way to customize lessons for individual kids.

59
1 year ago

A white-labeled tool for restaurants to manage their online ordering. The startup wants to help restaurants build an online ordering feature that integrates with their existing website. The product is built for restaurants, but the company imagines that it will be able to be used by other companies as well.

58
2 years ago

Startups with a focus on the small business market are a regular feature of Y Combinator, and this one is a real game-changer. EnviroFinder collects data from multiple sources and makes it easy for businesses to see how they rank in their local market, then take that information and “re-market” it to their customers on websites they’ve built. The idea is to help entrepreneurs win at the local level in a way that doesn’t rely on expensive and time-consuming in-person events.

57
1 year ago

A tool to help event organizers attract more attendees and better manage their finances, with features like real-time ticket sales, revenue data, and expense reports.

56
9 months ago

A B2C startup that aims to help users better identify the right tool for a given task. Resolve is a feature-rich, chrome-based extension that can be added to any website. Since Resolve launched, over 100,000 people have installed it, and they’ve already been able to make around $1,000,000 from the app.

56
8 months ago

A platform for buying, selling and renting cars. It’s currently working on getting insurance and other features built in.

56
7 months ago

A startup that helps users engage and retain customers, and add features to their websites

56
1 year ago

The company’s first product is an AI-enabled conversational assistant, available in the US and spoken in English, Spanish, and French. It turns a user’s smartphone into a virtual assistant, with text-to-speech capabilities, a voice dialer, and other features

55
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.

55
1 year ago

A mobile app to help healthcare providers with their work, with features like a “patient care dashboard” and the ability to “create custom reports”.

54
1 year ago

Helping small businesses balance their books with simple, intuitive accounting software. It’s like Quickbooks, but with less complex features.

53
4 months ago

Feature-length documentary about the Mumbai commuter train system and the people who use it

53
1 year ago

A company that helps medical professionals and their patients stay in contact by integrating messaging and digital health features.

52
8 months ago

A social network for parents, with features like group chats and fact-finding on the best places to take kids to eat. It’s already on over 50 college campuses, with plans to expand to over 200 in the next few months.

52
1 year ago

A startup that’s working to bring mobile-first design to the web. The company’s founder says that on desktop, responsive websites are too complex and hard to work with. On mobile, the opposite is true: sites are too simple and often hard to use. Sway is working to change that with a product that uses all the same features on mobile as it does on desktop.

51
5 months ago

This digital product management tool helps companies organize their products, services, features and features development, and testing processes.

51
1 year ago

 A platform that allows users to create a “superuser” account for each app or service on their phone, granting them access to core features.

50
1 year ago

A startup that pairs a user’s phone number with a set of features that are only available during a certain time of day. It’s meant to help users fill out surveys faster by making the process more convenient.

50
1 year ago

A startup that lets you easily manage your personal and professional finances, with features like built-in savings and spending guidelines. It’s currently free for personal use, but charges $5 per month for companies.

50
1 year ago

A platform that allows businesses to manage their outbound calls from one place, with a feature to help them avoid mistakes and save money. The startup offers a solution for businesses that don’t have their own call center.

49
1 year ago

A startup platform for students to find tutors, teachers, and other school professionals. It has already been featured on the Showcase Stage of Startup Battlefield.

49
1 year ago

A travel startup that has a mobile booking feature. The company also provides a mobile app that shows you flight prices before you book.

48
1 year ago

The following startups were featured on the show as a part of the Airtime segment, but did not have a pitch session:

46
1 year ago

A company that makes a “smart” computer that can be programmed to watch for health alerts in real time. The startup wants to use the “watch” feature to alert doctors to any health issues, and then streamline the diagnostic process.

45
1 year ago

A startup for finding and sharing vacation rentals — especially those with unique features — and connecting renters with renters.

44
1 year ago

A company that provides a kind of dating website for heterosexual gay and bisexual people. It’s different from Tinder because it has a very comprehensive user interface, and has a gay-couple feature that allows you to see other couples in your area.

44
1 year ago

A software-as-a-service platform that helps B2B companies build mobile apps, customizing the experience for different market segments. It offers a variety of features from telemetry to payment processing to social media support.

43
1 year ago

Pivot is a social network for women entrepreneurs. It started in 2016 as a blog that features women in the Philadelphia area, but has since grown to include a community of over 600,000 women.

43
1 year ago

A startup for enterprise to make it easier to manage and coordinate their work. It’s a Slack-like app with features like job and team management, user management, and a chat-like platform.

42
1 year 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.

42
1 year ago

A platform for data-driven marketing, with features that help consumers find the best deals.

42
10 months ago

A project management tool that combines features from Trello, Basecamp, and Asana.

42
8 months ago

This is a product-based startup with a focus on using machine learning to power the internet. Their early focus is on developing new features for their email service, but they are starting to consider how they can apply their technology to other industries.

42
11 months ago

This startup helps small businesses set up their own merchant account and pricing, with a feature that helps them easily manage their own sales and marketing.

41
10 months ago

A startup for staying on top of your money, with features like budgeting, goals, and portfolio analysis.

41
10 months ago

One of the first companies to offer a loan feature on Facebook.

41
10 months ago

A free stock-photo website that offers a $5 monthly membership, or a $200 monthly membership that allows some extra features, like an Apple News subscription

41
8 months ago

A startup with a concierge-like ordering and delivery feature where users can request items and wait for them to arrive, then be billed for those items by the store.

41
7 months ago

A digital voice assistant, or digital assistant, that can be used by anyone to enter tasks, appointments and a slew of other information. A digital assistant is a common consumer feature on many of the most popular smart speakers today.

41
1 year ago

This is a startup that helps companies easily track expenses across their international teams, with a host of other related features.

40
10 months ago

A startup that helps users find a local barber or stylist. The app has a “Hot Spots” feature that lets users find a barber in their neighborhood by searching for “barber” in the app and then selecting “hot spots” from a map.

40
8 months ago

Designed for dinnertime conversations, the app allows users to see what their friends are talking about and brings some of Facebook’s features to dinner table discussions.

39
1 year ago

Ink is a platform for live events, with a focus on music. Users are able to create and manage their events within one platform and then broadcast these events to the world. Ink also offers a community feature, where users can share content with each other. The company raised $12.5 million, with 23,000 users in 50 countries, and is backed by Lightspeed and Greycroft.

38
1 year ago

 A collaborative online photo library with a curated search and social features.

38
1 year ago

A startup that is building a way for users to create and share animated GIFs within their social media networks. The company offers a free plan with premium features.

38
1 year ago

Security for Android phones that could include that much-coveted fingerprint recognition feature.

38
1 year ago

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

38
1 year ago

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

38
1 year ago

A platform to help you find the best places to eat and drink, with a host of features like reviews, ratings, and menus.

38
10 months ago

A “game-changing” way to interact with a refrigerator. The startup wants to combine the features of a smartphone with a microwave oven to create a connected kitchen appliance that lets you shop and cook from any device.

38
1 year ago

A Y Combinator company that wants to use AI to help deaf people communicate. It has built an app that relies on a smartphone’s built-in camera to help users correctly place and identify objects and facial features.

37
1 year ago

This startup wants to make sure you never miss a call from your boss or a client again. The startup’s app lets you see when someone’s calling you on your phone with a “call waiting” feature, and make it easy to connect with them.

37
7 months ago

A smart contract platform for digital currency transactions. A standout feature: the platform is entirely autonomous, allowing users to set their own rules for how currencies are exchanged.

37
1 year ago

A tool for building a list of people to invite to a job interview. The startup had a good response from the hiring world after it was featured in the New York Times.

36
8 months ago

 A platform that allows stores to use GPS to track shopping carts, pay for parking, and more. These features are now available on more than a dozen Android devices in the US.

36
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a content-creation platform for podcasts Users can record a podcast right from their web browser, and the startup’s AI will do the rest The company is currently working on a feature that will let users easily subscribe to podcasts by just typing in their email address — much like the way that users can subscribe to YouTube channels by just entering their email address

35
1 year ago

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

35
1 year ago

Other tech startups that have been featured or profiled in this section include:

34
1 year ago

An image editing app for mobile that’s meant to be simple to use, but still offer advanced features.

34
5 months ago

 A dating app for the elderly, for the first time giving older adults a way to look for love in their own neighborhood. The app is designed to be easy for the elderly and disabled to use, and have a handy feature that lets them order from their favorite restaurant.

34
4 months ago

The Startup Grind is a podcast network that highlights the best stories in business, technology and startup news. The podcast is produced by TechCrunch, and features interviews with entrepreneurs, founders and investors.

34
2 months ago

Taking a very different approach to the app idea, Crowdbucks is a crowdsourcing app for business owners that wants to help them get funded, with a credit card-based payment system and payment feature.

34
1 year ago

A CRM focused on helping companies find and hire the right people. Jigsaw, which was founded in 2017, has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Business Insider.

32
1 year ago

A startup that promises to “make it easy to integrate your store with your store”. The startup provides a “store-to-store” feature that allows a company to allow a customer to buy a product without a store. The startup tries to optimize a company’s supply chain for this use case, and talks about the idea of a “virtual store”.

32
1 year ago

A startup built for homes in hospitals in the US with an array of features including a delivery calendar, room-to-room reminders, mood tracking for patients, and in-room video conferencing.

32
11 months ago

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

31
10 months ago

 A smartphone app to help people exercise smarter, with a slew of new features.

31
9 months ago

The company is a contact-management app that is free but also has a free plan that is a bit more limited in features. The paid plan offers more robust features like a calendar and a list of contacts.

31
1 year ago

Working to develop a new personal finance platform that helps users manage their money by providing ‘simple tools and features that save time and money.’ Beyond personal finance, the startup is also interested in the wellness and fitness markets, and wants to provide a platform for people to track their health and nutrition.

30
1 year ago

A platform that helps businesses compare and contrast different pricing and features, and make decisions based on data and insight.

30
11 months ago

A Pinterest-like social network for artisans, with a focus on artisans in developing countries. The platform uses a marketplace to help artisans sell their goods and connect with customers, and features "artists in residence" to help guide new sellers.

30
9 months ago

A tool for building and scaling events for schools, sporting events and similar. It’s built on top of the same chat and to-do list features of Slack, but is designed to be more scalable.

30
9 months ago

 “The most affordable and fully featured machine learning platform on the market, from the creators of the world’s best-selling machine learning book,” the startup says.

29
3 months ago

Password manager app with support for multiple accounts and 2FA, with a “find” feature that allows users to search for their stuff and sync it across devices

29
17 days ago

The Startup Battlefield match-up features three teams and one team will win the prize of $50,000. The winner of the Battlefield will also receive a $25,000 investment from the founder of Groupon, Andrew Mason, and if they are successful, the winner will also have the option to have their company reviewed by Groupon.

29
1 year ago

A company that helps people pay their bills, offering a more simple and affordable alternative to the existing systems that charge users too much money for complex and unneeded features.

28
9 months ago

A startup that enables people using the iOS operating system to integrate their voice, touch and facial recognition security features into their devices.

28
7 months ago

A startup that allows users to get a readout of their fellow travelers’ histories at a glance. The startup also has a feature that helps people find other people who have similar interests.

28
10 months ago

A hardware wallet for bitcoin. A recent redesign has brought in some features that were previously only available for the Ledger.

27
9 months ago

The Y Combinator events also hosted a number of side events with non-YC startups, including a Startup Battlefield event that featured startups from other incubators. As with the main event, startup pitches were split into teams of 4-5 people, which was organized by Y Combinator, the incubator, and the startup. The teams would then have the chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges.

27
3 months ago

A platform that helps companies accept and manage their customer complaints, translating their needs into specific features the customer would be happy to pay for.

27
2 months ago

A friend-based messaging platform with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community, allowing users to share and re-share messages with a who’s-who of community members. The app also has a messaging feature for non-users.

27
11 months ago

The startup is looking to create a marketplace that allows bars and restaurants to connect with their customers via an in-app chat feature rather than by phone.

26
11 months ago

A feature-rich, fully-hosted virtual networking and collaboration platform for businesses. The startup says it has 1,000 paying users, including YC companies.

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
9 months ago

A company that makes it easy for companies to test out new products and features by letting employees give feedback and help improve products early.

26
7 months ago

A video editing app with social features.

26
4 months ago

A web-based tool for recruiting and hiring, which includes features like a resume database and a “job board” where employers can post jobs.

25
11 months ago

A tool for schools to manage their student records. It’s a feature-rich K-12 management system, with a reporting dashboard, time tracking, and grading for administrators.

24
9 months ago

A company that helps people find and book flights. The startup is currently focused on the US market and has plans to expand globally. In the past year the company has added features like finding flights from the airport and the ability to book hotels with the same app.

24
9 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easy for developers to include new features in their apps without having to roll out a whole new version.

24
8 months ago

A startup that matches students with mentors who are already in fields of study that interest them, as well as companies. The startup claims it is already helping 25,000 students find mentors, and has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

24
6 months ago

A tool to help teams build and release small experimental products. It’s currently in pre-launch, with more features to come over the next couple of weeks.

24
6 months ago

A subscription-based marketplace for daily deals, with features like messaging and an app that gives deals and discounts to users.

24
5 months ago

"Idea" is a weekly feature on The Verge's technology podcast, The Vergecast. Every week, we ask a question about a company or a topic at the intersection of technology and culture. You can listen to previous episodes here . You can read more about the show at our dedicated hub . You can reach us at [email protected]

24
2 months ago

A mobile phone app that helps you set up a gifting experience with friends on Facebook. It’s not clear if this is a new feature or a monetization play.

24
7 months ago

A startup that helps companies with product development, using machine learning and natural language processing to build recommendations for product features. For example, the startup can use a customer email to build a feature for a new product, based on their past purchasing behavior.

23
7 months ago

A startup that aims to bridge the gap between enterprise software and consumer software. It’s currently targeting the enterprise by offering enterprise features to consumer software (such as simple drag and drop to move photos around the screen, or an app that automatically shares posts to social media.)

23
5 months ago

A tool for helping people track their expenses, with features like “drinking cups” and “movie tickets”.

23
4 months ago

A tool for home sellers to easily list their properties on the internet. It’s a hybrid of the real estate listing sites Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin, with a few other features.

23
4 months ago

A SaaS platform for enterprise HR teams. The startup is a full-stack service for recruiting and onboarding, but the founders want to add more features to the platform.

23
7 months ago

A mobile app that helps customers find the closest taxi to their location, with features like tracking the driver’s cab number and location as well as a live map of the driver’s location.

22
6 months ago

A platform that connects tax preparers to taxpayers. Its core feature is an online platform that works like a tax calculator and allows users to compare preparers and accountants to find someone that fits their needs.

22
5 months ago

 A startup building a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people and cars. The startup is building an app that connects those two, with features like showing the most recent model car available and storing cars in a secure database.

22
4 months ago

Pays developers to enter their apps into the App Store, and then gives them revenue share when they they are featured on the App Store.

21
4 months ago

The 2018 TechStars World Demo Day featured more than 300 startups from all around the world.

21
10 months ago

A new feature for Slack (which is a messaging/chat application), allowing users to create a group of people who could potentially be interested in a product or service. The startup says it’s already working with a small team of companies and that it plans to roll out to the 1.1 million Slack users.

20
9 months ago

This startup helps entrepreneurs, and small businesses, take their product to market with a crowdfunding campaign. The company features a patent-pending “platform” that’s described as a new way to integrate multiple crowdfunding platforms and a “complete crowdfunding campaign management solution”.

20
6 months ago

A tool that helps users get the most out of their rides, with features like recovery summaries and GPS tracking.

20
4 months ago

An e-commerce platform that features custom-built construction hardware stores, and an iOS app to help contractors and designers manage their projects.

20
1 month ago

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

20
2 years ago

A software company that provides a “home security” solution for homeowners that also includes automation features.

19
6 months ago

A digital product design studio that can help you create new features and ideas for your products.

19
3 months ago

The Philadelphia Business Journal also has a weekly feature called "Philadelphia Startup Spotlight", which highlights Philly startups. It highlights the company's most recent news and trends, and interviews the CEO.

19
2 months ago

A product that’s used to help companies manage their contractors and freelancers, with features like payroll, payment history, and a “contractor management dashboard”.

19
9 months ago

A platform that allows tree owners to track their trees' health and engage with customers. Tree-scout also features an analytics dashboard to help the company make more money by improving their pricing and operation.

18
8 months ago

Forbes and Matter were the only two to feature SMU in their 2017 and 2018 lists of the Top 50 Under 50.

17
5 months ago

A product for parents to track and organize their children’s behavior, with features like a daily report, talking charts, and rewards for good behavior.

17
26 days ago

 A startup that helps bloggers increase their reach and content distribution. The company has built a micro-influencer network that helps content creators get featured on other sites and generate more traffic.

17
5 months ago

A web-based sales person tracking system that helps employees get paid. The company is building features to make it easier to manage employees, who can share tasks and get rewards.

16
1 month ago

Bringing a community of businesses and developers together, rather than relying on a single central developer to develop the app. InCommerce allows businesses to create a platform for their product and connect with other developers around the world to bring in new features and integrations.

16
1 month ago

A picture-sharing app that is focused on creative collaboration and communication. The app, which is currently in beta, is free for anyone to use and has a built-in story feature for creating and sharing pictures that are interactive.

16
2 years ago

Idea: A soft-keyboard for mobile devices. The startup says their product is meant to make it easier to type on touch screens, leveraging a 3D-touch feature that allows users to press in harder on their mobile phones.

15
28 days ago

A platform that allows business to create a free database (and then a paid-for version that includes features like data export and data import) and uses it to manage relationships with customers. The startup is working with businesses across the globe.

15
5 months ago

Makes a visual guide for streamlining the process of writing a feature story in the newsroom, with a dashboard and dashboard buttons to help journalists easily mark things they want to focus on.

14
2 months ago

A company that allows users to add entertainment features to their phone’s calendar

14
2 months ago

A startup that allows you to track your next-day flights and automatically book seats, with a time-saving feature that allows you to book the same seat on a flight 24 hours in advance, saving you the hassle of trying to book the same flight two or three days in advance. The app currently has a pilot with Flyte, and is also in talks with other airlines.

14
27 days ago

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

14
2 years ago

The event featured the first TechCrunch XR (extended reality) Hackathon in which teams built VR and AR experiences using HTC Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR headset. The event also featured a Startup Alley in which the most promising startups from the 2019 program showcased themselves to investors, mentors and press.

13
20 days ago

A startup that wants to take the best features of Siri and Alexa, and make them available to your car. The startup says that it has over 100,000 users on its platform and has added over 4,000 new users in the last month.

11
2 months ago

A tool for managing expenses, money transfers and purchases across multiple devices. The company’s builders say that the company’s SaaS platform is the most advanced and secured with full money transfer and bill payment features.

10
14 days ago

An online platform to aid in online dating, with members paying to boost their profile and get access to special features. The startup says it’s already got over 1,000 users and is growing at about 40 percent month.

10
1 month ago

This SaaS platform for healthcare companies includes a feature for doctors to log clinical notes, as well as a patient portal.

9
9 days ago

A startup that enables employees to build their own private Slack channel. It’s a Slack channel for employees to communicate internally, with features like real-time chat, file sharing, and video conferencing.

9
4 days ago

A platform for managing your personal finances, combining features like bill-pay, savings, and investments, in one place.

8
2 years ago

Idea: A live-streaming service for Facebook and Instagram. The startup wants to make it easier for people to livestream events and add social features like polls and Q&As.

7
1 month ago

A startup for visually tracking cooking, with a chat tool for a community of food lovers. The app aims to help users cook more efficiently, with features like measuring and recipe creation.

7
8 days ago

A platform for community and social events, with an API for developers to build new tech-enabled features.

6
21 days ago

A food delivery app for home cooks and chefs, with a new feature that allows people to create and share recipes.

4
15 days ago

This startup is building a way to create animated explainer videos, to help make the most of your product’s features.

4
2 days ago

A group of developers in Seattle who wanted to create a tool that would help them manage their workflows, and save time and money. The business is a “workflow management tool” with a suite of features geared towards the software development industry.

4
2 years ago

Idea: Aims to be the internet’s first anti-trolling platform, with features aimed to reduce harassment and encourage empathy among users

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This company is building a personal finance management tool for women that includes a feature to help them plan for their next vacation The startup says it has 5,000 weekly users who have created more than 10,000 budgets

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2 years ago

Idea: A self-service toolkit that helps companies organize their internal product development process so they can more efficiently build new features and fix bugs

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup wants to be a “home away from home” for entrepreneurs who are looking to build their startups around the world The startup is building a platform for digital nomads, with features like work pods, coworking spaces and events They currently have 10 employees, and have raised $15M from an undisclosed VC

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A software platform that helps retailers serve their customers better, with many of the features of a CRM but specifically for retailer use

-1
2 years ago

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

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This company is building software that helps marketers create better visual content, including more complex templates and more advanced photo editing features.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A web-based hotel booking platform for vacationers in Asia, built natively for mobile. Their models includes a monthly subscription service for hotels, allowing them to focus on customer service and other features.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that’s building tools to help companies with the often complicated process of shipping products to their customers. Besides providing a platform for inventory management, the startup is building in features that will help companies manage and track their inventory and shipments.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup building a mobile app that helps people make year-long commitments to a goal. It’s a self-hosted tool that’s currently free, but looks to monetize with premium features.

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