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1 year ago

A chat bot that helps you find the cheapest flights to your destination, set alerts for when prices drop, and handle tons of other travel-related tasks. The startup is focused on helping travelers manage their itineraries and get the most out of their travel.

877
2 years ago

A female-focused, non-sexualized virtual reality platform where women can connect with other women in a safe and judgement-free environment to discuss and learn about sexual health and wellness.

338
1 year ago

Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

238
2 years ago

A startup that connects brands with influencers It’s a marketplace for influencer marketing, and it’s currently focused on influencers that have large Instagram followings

226
1 year ago

A video games-focused startup that has created a “fitness tracker” for gamers. It’s a patch that attaches to a gamer’s sleeve and tracks their movements in real time while they play.

199
1 year ago

A startup focused on the creation of multiplayer games on mobile and web, building on the success of multiplayer games like Candy Crush and Clash of Clans.

199
8 months ago

A startup focused on developing new materials and technologies for the 3D printing industry. The startup is building a 3D printing machine that prints metal, glass, ceramic and plastic materials.

195
1 year ago

A startup that lets people buy tickets to events that they can attend from their phone, and their friends can recommend. Ticketfly is focused on events like concerts, sporting events and live theater.

168
2 years ago

A startup that creates a dating app focused on building meaningful relationships

163
1 year ago

A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

163
2 years ago

A dating app for people who want to have casual sex, focused on avoiding pressure from other users. The app is meant to be a safe place for people who want to do something that’s not going to last.

158
1 year ago

A hamburger-focused delivery startup targeting the Bay Area, with a goal of having a minimum of $20 million in revenue by the end of the year.

158
1 year ago

A “social network for nurses”, where nurses can connect with each other and patients. The company is currently focused on the US healthcare system.

153
1 year ago

A mobile app that creates a single login for all of your internet accounts. The company is focused on developing a solution that is secure and easy to use. The startup is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy to use. The company is focused on creating a solution that is safe and easy

145
2 years ago

An India-focused, browser-based online marketplace for real estate.

144
1 year ago

A tool for automating and streamlining the many steps it takes to launch a startup. Currently focused on the US, they want to help companies “bootstrap faster, raise better and get funded more easily.”

144
1 year ago

A platform that connects people looking to buy and sell goods and services for a commission. It’s similar to Groupon, but focused on more niche products and services.

142
2 years ago

A mobile payments startup that is focused on India, offering a personal loan service to people without bank accounts.

139
2 years ago

A chatbot that organizes your orders and delivery for you. It currently has a team of 3, has raised about $1 million, and is focused on San Francisco for now.

138
1 year ago

A startup for men’s fashion and accessories, focused on developing “the next generation of traditional men’s brands”.

136
2 years ago

A data science startup focused on building machine learning solutions for the shipping and logistics industry. The company helps companies identify patterns in their data and build predictive models to improve operational efficiency.

135
2 years ago

The startup is an online marketplace for local services. Currently it’s focused on New York City.

134
2 years ago

A company focused on corporate software for the cannabis industry. The founders say they’ve already secured $2m in funding.

132
2 years ago

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

132
2 years ago

A startup that connects people who have things to give away with those who need them. It’s a sister-focused startup to Giveaway and Charitybuzz, which helps people find others who are looking for things to give.

129
1 year ago

A company focused on the web and mobile performance, making the world’s largest distributed network for web and mobile services.

129
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based company that wants to make it easy for people to take photos and videos of their food. The startup is focused on helping people create the perfect Instagram photos to show off what they’re cooking, eating, or buying.

127
2 years ago

A company focused on doing the same thing as Freshbooks, but for freelancers.

127
1 year ago

A tech-focused project management platform for small to midsize teams.

126
1 year ago

A platform for online business owners to manage their inventory. The startup is focused on the fashion market.

124
2 years ago

A connected car startup focused on providing an on-demand ride service. It’s one of the companies that was part of the Telangana government’s PPP program.

123
2 years ago

A startup that helps you set up a study abroad or exchange program at a college in the US. The startup is currently focused on China and has a pending partnership with a college there.

122
1 year ago

Currently focused on the UK, a B2B company that enables people to borrow money from their employer via a payroll deduction. It charges 1% interest for up to 12 months, and the company keeps 2% of the loan amount.

122
1 year ago

A startup with an app that can block websites that operate in countries where the government is blocked. The startup is currently focused on the Chinese market.

122
2 years ago

A Chinese-focused ecommerce platform that was built on the idea that China's economy is less of a free market and more of a controlled economic system. The company is working on a solution to let individuals buy goods without a bank account and without a traditional credit card.

120
2 years ago

A SaaS accounting service focused on small businesses. It’s powered by Intuit’s QuickBooks enterprise software.

119
2 years ago

A platform that will allow you to make adjustments to your iPhone or iPad without having to open it up. The startup is focused on making it easier for people to tweak their iOS devices.

119
2 years ago

A startup focused on expanding the definition of who and what can be a customer

117
2 years ago

A startup that is building a way to sell tickets to virtual events. Currently focused on ticketing for fitness events.

117
2 years ago

A company that brings together a community of people with the same interests. Its main community is focused on cooking, but it also had an early-stage fitness community.

117
1 year ago

A tool that lets people “tag” posts so that they can find them later. “Tag” then sends people links to the posts they’ve tagged. Tag is currently focused on the UK but has plans to expand to the US.

117
2 years ago

An AI startup in the healthcare space, focused on building tools that help doctors and researchers better use the data that’s already out there.

115
2 years ago

A startup focused on making it easier for employers and HR professionals to manage the onboarding process. The company is building a process for hiring new employees that’s “one of the most frustrating parts of the process”. It would be used to help the company add new employees, fix the onboarding process, and help identify the right kind of jobs for the company.

115
2 years ago

A real estate focused business that connects tenants and landlords. The startup is a bit like Rocket Mortgage, a company that helps people with bad credit refinance their home loans — the startup’s focus is more on the landlord side of the equation. The startup charges a monthly fee of $50 for their service.

114
2 years ago

A startup for buying and selling tickets to events. The startup is focused on events in the UK and Europe. They were formerly known as Ticket Vending.

114
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find and close the deals for them. The startup is focused on the B2B segment, but it’s already working with companies like Capital One, Intuit, and Salesforce.

114
2 years ago

A platform to help people find and book affordable dental work. Currently focused in the UK and US.

113
2 years ago

A platform that enables people to buy and sell things like furniture, cars, and apartments, and rent out unused rooms. Borrowers can use the platform’s software to manage the loan, and borrowers can access the property remotely. The platform is currently focused on the UK.

112
1 year ago

Emoor is a startup focused on helping freelancers manage their content.

112
2 years ago

A startup for managing your team's projects and tasks from anywhere on the web. The company is currently focused on the US market.

111
2 years ago

A messaging app focused on messaging and group creation.

111
2 years ago

A company that helps people save money on their mobile phone bills. The startup is focused on helping people in countries where mobile services are expensive, as is the case in Mexico. It currently offers a mobile plan on a monthly basis and has signed on the largest mobile company in Mexico.

111
2 years ago

An insurance-focused startup that collects data from drivers using their Android phones and then uses the data to sell insurance to them. It’s an insurance company that doesn’t actually write the policies.

111
2 years ago

A student loan refinancing service that’s currently focused on the US.

111
2 years ago

This startup, which is a subsidiary of a government agency in Brazil, is focused on building technology to provide transparency into the country’s elections.

110
2 years ago

A startup focused on providing real estate agents with a better way to find properties for their clients.

110
2 years ago

A real estate app meant to help people find, research, and purchase houses. The startup is currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area.

110
2 years ago

A crowd-funded project to bring the benefits of underfloor heating and cooling to the underdeveloped world. The startup’s founders came up with the concept for a client-focused project as a way to combine the technology with other humanitarian efforts.

109
2 years ago

A mobile-first bank focused on small business owners and entrepreneurs.

109
2 years ago

A fashion-focused app that delivers on-demand styling help.

109
2 years ago

A portfolio of startups focused on building products that make it easier to follow the money.

109
1 year ago

A female-focused podcast network that focuses on health and wellness.

109
1 year ago

An eco-friendly conference for startups, focused on innovation, sustainability and technology.

109
1 year ago

A tool for managing a sales team, helping reps track and forecast sales. The company says it has been in private beta since April and is currently focused on small businesses.

109
1 year ago

An ad-tech startup focused on helping brands to better understand their ad campaigns.

109
2 years ago

A “one-click” platform that helps businesses create, edit, and schedule funnels. The platform is focused on making it much easier for businesses to digitally market and promote products and services.

108
2 years ago

This startup is building a comprehensive online marketplace for the sale of assets like real estate and cars. The startup is focused on rural markets like India, where the costs of buying and selling homes and commodities is often prohibitively high.

108
2 years ago

A home cleaning startup that’s focused on getting people to do more of their own house cleaning.

108
2 years ago

A venture for helping people find and book cheap flights on both domestic and international flights. The startup is a spin-off of co-founder and CEO Zachary Mider’s previous startup, which is also focused on domestic flights.

108
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that helps companies launch a new product easier and cheaper. It’s currently focused on B2B customers and is looking to partner with the B2B startups that come through YC to help them with their product launch process.

108
2 years ago

A group of publications that allow users to create personalized editions. Previously called “my publisher”, the startup is currently focused on personalizing a magazine subscription.

107
2 years ago

A web design consultancy focused on helping companies get their websites and business up to speed.

107
2 years ago

A platform that helps people find the right property for a vacation or retreat. The company is focused on creating a full-service vacation rental in every coastal rental market.

106
2 years ago

The startup is building a teaming platform focused on the education, construction, and manufacturing sectors.

106
2 years ago

A video-sharing site focused on sharing original content with the goal of earning revenue through ads and paid subscriptions

106
2 years ago

A startup that helps people track their workouts and plan healthy meals. The startup is focused on helping people who are healthy and want to keep it that way, and the company says that because the company’s algorithms are based on historical exercise data, it’s able to identify trends that are more accurate than what a person might individually determine for themselves.

106
2 years ago

A startup focused on offering a new way for people to get around. The company is focused on making public transit faster, more reliable, and more accessible, and it wants to do that by buying out bus companies and running them as its own private transportation network.

106
2 years ago

A community focused on creating and sharing art, music, and videos.

106
2 years ago

This is a tool for businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprint. The company is focused on helping companies reduce their energy consumption, and plans to launch a product that does this by helping them track energy usage and then offset the usage with cash.

105
2 years ago

The startup is looking to digitize the process of back-office data entry. Based in San Francisco, the startup is currently focused on the insurance industry, though it's looking to expand into the retail and hospitality markets.

104
1 year ago

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

104
2 years ago

A customer support and engagement platform for businesses aimed at the Millennial generation. The startup is focused on helping companies improve customer support and engagement, but its founders say it can be used across the board.

103
10 months ago

A company focused on video collaboration tools, with a focus on video training.

103
2 years ago

A way of organizing a person's social life through a calendar. The startup is backed by Y Combinator, and the company is currently focused on the enterprise market, but plans to bring it to consumers soon.

102
2 years ago

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

102
2 years ago

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

102
2 years ago

A tech company that makes digital services for the public health sector. They’re focused on getting government agencies to talk to each other.

102
1 year ago

A decentralized, privacy-focused, social platform for the sharing and discussion of taboo things, like porn and sexuality.

102
2 years ago

An insurance company focused on the life-sciences industry. It’s currently starting a pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area.

99
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 startup that is focused on building an internet platform for newsrooms. The startup is building a news platform that allows users to easily curate their news feeds, making it easier to find the news they care about.

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

A real estate startup in New York City that’s looking to help people and companies find a space in the city. They’re focused on the New York City market.

99
2 years ago

A new kind of social networking platform that gives users their own personal “safe space” within the network. The site is focused on being a safe place for people to express themselves, and is designed to be a safe space for people of all types, but especially for those who are marginalized.

98
8 months ago

A privacy-focused cryptocurrency that uses multiple layers of encryption to make transactions hard to trace. The company’s software prevents transactions from being saved to a public ledger.

98
2 years ago

A tool to help event producers manage their social media posts, customer service, and other communications. It’s an ad-free, content-focused social media management tool with 15,000 paying customers.

97
2 years ago

A startup focused on helping users filter content in their feeds. The startup has built a product that uses algorithms to recommend the most relevant content for you based on a variety of criteria.

97
2 years ago

A social network for the humanitarian sector, not unlike Care2 but more focused on the humanitarian side of things like conflict zones, refugees and the like.

97
1 year ago

Another startup focused on helping people manage their money and expenses. It aims to be a more personal approach to budgeting and money management.

96
2 years ago

A “new, modern approach to commerce” that aims to serve the needs of B2B companies by giving them a single, unified interface to manage all their sales and marketing. They’re focused on helping B2B companies improve their sales and marketing, and currently have clients in the financial services space.

95
2 years ago

An online marketplace for e-commerce merchants to sell their products and services in bulk. The startup is currently focused on the US, but has plans to expand internationally.

95
2 years ago

A platform for helping people build and sell customized products. They’re currently focused on building a platform for small businesses to access to the manufacturing supply chain.

95
1 year ago

A tool for helping people find their next career move, which is focused on helping employees change jobs within the same company.

95
2 years ago

Another startup looking to challenge the status quo of the food delivery space. Olo wants to deliver a food service experience with a focus on healthy eating and delivery. It’s currently focused on New York City.

94
2 years ago

A startup focused on helping to lower the cost of the gig economy. They provide a platform for workers to outsource tasks as much as they need, and helps clients with tasks like hiring, HR, and payroll.

94
2 years ago

In the summer of 2016, Y Combinator opened a office in London to focus on Europe. The office is headed by Laura Simpson, who previously worked at eBay, and has joined the Y Combinator London team. Y Combinator London is focused on advising and investing in European startups and is led by Stephen O’Grady, who previously worked at Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.

94
10 months ago

A personal assistant focused on helping you keep up with your email, social media, and your calendar.

94
2 years ago

A DC-based software company that wants to help members of Congress find more efficient ways of working. The company wants to help lawmakers streamline their day-to-day by helping them track and report their progress. It’s currently focused on the DC metro area.

93
2 years ago

A crowdsourced research platform focused on helping companies understand their customers.

93
2 years ago

A startup that sells customer acquisition services for B2B companies. They’re focused on funding growth for their clients by providing free, one-time services such as marketing and customer support.

92
2 years ago

A mobile payments startup, focused on helping the unbanked in India, that’s created by a team of MIT grads that previously worked at a mobile payments company.

92
2 years ago

A startup focused on getting more people onto their “right-sized” compact cars, with a focus on the East Coast. The startup is focused on targeting Millennials who are interested in driving small cars but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

91
2 years ago

A company that’s building a platform for scheduling livestreams, similar to Twitch but focused on short-form content. They have a library of over 10,000 videos on their platform.

91
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a platform that can let people pay rent with their phones. The company is focused on the homeless population, which is more mobile than the average person, but their platform could be used across all sectors.

91
2 years ago

A digital marketplace for office space. The startup is a spin-off of co-founder Aditya Kripalani’s previous startup, which is also focused on office space.

91
2 years ago

A startup focused on making home security more affordable and accessible. The company has raised $5 million from investors including General Catalyst, T. Rowe Price, and others.

91
2 years ago

A product design studio that helps brands create more appealing products. They’re currently focused on a few brands, but plan to branch out.

90
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for location-based mobile advertising aimed at driving in-app purchases and attracting shoppers. The startup is currently focused on shopping malls in the US, but they have plans to expand to other verticals.

90
2 years ago

A mobile-focused insurance company that focuses on coverages that keep people out of the hospital.

89
2 years ago

This startup is building a digital tool that helps companies help people with disabilities. Assistly is a web-based platform that helps companies help people with disabilities. Assistly is focused on helping consumers with a disability buy products and services online.

88
2 years ago

A health startup that aims to make it easier for patients to find a doctor who can treat their condition. The startup is currently focused on the UK.

88
2 years ago

A company focused on helping companies find and recruit people who create content like blogs, podcasts, or YouTube channels. Content creators have to manually fill out applications and get approval from the startup to be on their platform. The startup has already raised $100,000 and is looking for more investment.

88
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

88
2 years ago

A startup focused on helping customers gain access to discounts and deals for their phones.

88
2 years ago

A digital storefront for selling and marketing your art. The company is currently focused on artists whose work is sold by galleries, but it wants to expand into more verticals.

87
2 years ago

A “co-living” startup focused on the business side of student housing and aiming to become the Airbnb of college housing

87
1 year ago

A digital payment solution for baristas that allows them to accept credit cards, debit cards, and Apple Pay payments. The startup is currently focused on the US market.

87
1 year ago

A startup focused on helping startups scale quickly by providing a forum for other startups to work with.

87
2 years ago

A platform that helps developers of internet of things devices get their software into the hands of end users. The startup is focused on the “Internet of Stuff”, or the internet of things — a technology that allows everyday items to be connected to the internet and have their state monitored.

86
2 years ago

The startup has created a predictive analytics tool that helps food companies decide where to open new locations. The startup is focused on the US and UK.

86
1 year ago

A community marketplace for buying and selling second-hand goods. It is very similar in kind to the popular site OfferUp, but with a community-focused twist

86
2 years ago

A social network for remote workers focused on health and fitness.

85
1 year ago

A set of business-focused events for women. The company wants to start with a small group of founders in the SF Bay Area.

85
2 years ago

Just like Uber, which allows you to summon a car at any time, this startup wants to allow anyone to get a ride at any time. Currently focused on bringing services to the campus.

84
2 years ago

An online marketplace for selling used furniture. The startup is currently focused on selling used furniture in the San Francisco area.

84
2 years ago

A platform for sharing and monetizing content, modeled on LinkedIn’s professional network but focused on sharing and distributing content.

83
2 years ago

A real-time messaging platform for teams that works with Slack and other services. The startup is currently focused on teams with fewer than 10 people.

83
2 years ago

A health insurance startup focused on improving women of color’s health care, specifically in rural areas.

82
2 years ago

A tool to create chatbots for businesses. The startup is building a chatbot that’s focused on helping companies build their branding. The startup is currently working with three clients.

81
1 year ago

Online discovery service focused on solving the problem of finding the right home for your next vacation. The startup uses data and algorithms to help vacationers find the right home for their next trip.

81
2 years ago

A system that gathers cannabis-related data and allows users to search it in a single location. The startup is focused on helping people find strains that will help them with specific ailments, and aims to build out a robust strain database.

80
2 years ago

A tech company focused on helping startups and entrepreneurs increase retention of new hires through a data-driven approach.

80
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people manage their social media profiles. The startup is currently focused on identifying influencers and helping brands manage their social media presence.

79
2 years ago

A device that can act as a second screen for your smartphone, beaming to your TV or a projector. The startup is focused on the touchscreen issue, as the screen is often the weak link in smartphone use.

79
2 years ago

A platform that allows teams to manage their workflows collaboratively. The team is focused on making it useful for ride sharing companies and other companies that work with multiple contractors.

77
2 years ago

A data-driven company that makes a program that helps people pay their utility bills every month. The startup is focused on helping customers keep their utility bills at a minimum.

76
1 year ago

A UK-based startup that offers a social network for “sculptors and studios”. The company is focused on helping artists “have more control over their work”.

76
1 year ago

A startup for tracking running mileage, showing a user’s progress in terms of distance run and time spent running. The startup is focused on the female market.

76
1 year ago

A SMB-focused marketplace for small business loans, which has already closed $20M in loans and has more than 10,000 users.

76
1 year ago

A startup focused on virtual reality and augmented reality wants to make it easier to create and share 3D models on the web, allowing designers to upload their 3D models into its platform for sharing and collaboration.

75
2 years ago

A platform that helps businesses track the true costs of their data, and then helps them make better decisions about where to allocate their resources. This startup is building an enterprise-focused tool that helps businesses track their data and calculate their true costs.

74
2 years ago

A tool for helping employees review and edit their resumes and cover letters. The B2B startup is currently working with Y Combinator, and is focused on helping hiring managers.

74
1 year ago

A social network for people who want to buy and sell real estate. It’s currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, and is intended to compete with Zillow and Trulia.

74
1 year ago

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

74
1 year ago

A social network for people interested in a subscription box subscription service. Currently focused on a subscription box for wine, with plans to expand to other categories.

74
1 year ago

Focused on helping the elderly pay bills, Vayvadex allows users to pay for services, like a nursing home, with a swipe of their debit card. Users can also use the app to find a doctor or a home aide.

73
1 year ago

A startup that helps hotels and restaurants get their online marketing more focused and effective.

73
2 years ago

A merchant-focused transaction app for restaurants and bars.

72
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring affordable, secure storage to small and medium sized businesses. The company is focused on providing remote access to business owners who would otherwise have to pay high prices to store things in their own homes.

72
2 years ago

This startup wants to help facilitate the digitization of art in a way that is more focused on intangible aspects like inspiration and emotion, rather than just the technicalities of how the work was created.

72
1 year 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.

72
2 years ago

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

71
2 years ago

A toolkit focused on helping startups make the transition into the U.S. market. The startup helps startups look for a U.S. office space, open a U.S. bank account, and hire U.S. staff. They currently have over 50 companies on their platform.

71
2 years ago

A startup developing a platform for employees to be notified of their schedule, get a link to the correct file, and set up auto-expiring files. The startup is mainly focused on the logistics of building out their system and should have a better idea of when they’ll launch by the end of the year.

71
1 year ago

A startup focused on, of all things, helping travelers navigate the world. The company wants to help you book hotels, flights, rental cars, and other travel arrangements using an app, a website, and a mobile messaging platform. (1)

71
2 years ago

CREDITS is a new way to manage all of your credentials, focused on the crypto-economy.

70
1 year ago

OpenPlans is a software company that helps people find a new home to buy, using data from real estate brokers and public records. They’ve raised over $5 million to date, and are now focused on building a platform for other developers to build on.

70
1 year ago

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

70
1 year ago

A software platform aimed at building and managing community-focused online courses.

69
1 year ago

A way to buy and sell everything from a car to a house. They’re focused on the mom-and-pop home remodeling market in the US

69
11 months ago

An HR-focused product that helps companies make hiring decisions.

69
1 year ago

A platform for building out a SaaS-enabled multi-channel marketing campaign. The startup is now focused on developing its own SaaS product.

68
1 year ago

A social network for college students with over 20k students currently enrolled. Its founders are looking to build a student-focused influencer platform that’s optimized for mobile, with a focus on gaming and video content.

68
1 year ago

A company that helps companies change the way they do marketing, replacing traditional ads with more focused content.

68
1 year ago

A “community for digital nomads”, focused on sharing experiences and connecting with other digital nomads.

67
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a chatbot for use on Slack, to help teams communicate with one another. They’re currently focused on developing a “conversational” experience.

67
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.

67
1 year ago

A digital marketing agency for mobile app developers, focused on helping them to grow their businesses. The startup is a spin-off from a digital marketing agency, and has raised $1.1M in seed funding so far.

66
1 year ago

A startup focused on the health care industry that’s building a system to make it easier for patients to get the medical care they need.

65
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
1 year ago

A recruiting-focused startup that connects job seekers to employers and job postings.

65
5 months ago

A health-focused startup that’s building a platform that allows users to track their own health and learn from others.

65
1 year ago

A company that delivers services on-demand, like Uber Eats, and uses a model of individual freelancers to help out on projects. Currently focused on the $75 million food delivery market.

64
1 year ago

A live-streaming platform, focused on video games.

64
1 year ago

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

63
1 year ago

A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

63
1 year ago

A startup focused on user-friendly music discovery. The startup wants to create a desktop experience around music discovery that will allow users to browse and listen to songs, and also see what others are listening to.

63
1 year ago

A tool for selling digital products with a drag-and-drop interface, focused on ebooks and video games.

63
2 years ago

This startup wants to be the business management software for people managing personal assistants (like Siri, Alexa, or Google Now). The company offers a “human-focused” interface that makes it easier for the user to put together a plan for how they want their assistant to carry out a task.

62
1 year ago

A startup that has built an automated rail system focused on the trucking industry. The rail system is connected to the trucking fleet, allowing drivers to scale back to a more leisurely pace and still maintain a safe route.

62
1 year ago

A software company focused on creating web-based tools for managing the logistics of turning raw materials into finished products.

61
1 year ago

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

61
2 years ago

A platform for managing your files that lets you create “applications” for them. The startup is working with Y Combinator, and is focused on creating “applications” for files like videos, documents, and emails.

60
1 year ago

A platform for curating and distributing mobile games. The startup is focused on games that are designed for touchscreens, though they reference other platforms, such as Facebook’s Messenger and Apple’s iMessage.

60
1 year ago

A digital platform that helps companies recruit and hire employees in remote areas, powered by artificial intelligence. The company has brought on nearly 1,000 employees in remote areas, and is now focused on the US.

60
1 year ago

A startup focused on helping farmers manage their farm operations and track their crops and equipment.

59
1 year ago

A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

59
1 year ago

A company that provides on-demand delivery of grocery items to homes in the US. The startup, which was founded in July, is focused on expanding its brand to other cities.

57
1 year ago

The company is focused on providing software that enables companies to track and analyze customer data in real time. The idea is to make customer data available to employees so they can make more informed decisions.

56
1 year ago

A platform that runs on top of Amazon S3 and helps users set up their own private storage for data. The startup is focused on data privacy and security.

56
1 year ago

A security-focused video service that doesn’t require a subscription.

56
9 months ago

A startup focused on helping Indigenous communities in Canada. The startup aims to build a platform to help Indigenous people unite, and use technology to help them create their own economic independence.

56
1 year ago

A software startup that aims to make it easier for "anyone from a small business to a large enterprise" to create and manage training programs. "We've had some success so far with the enterprise space, but we're mostly focused on education at the moment," the team writes.

55
1 year ago

A “community for adult video talent”, focused on “expert, exclusive and sexy content”.

55
1 year ago

We’ve covered many e-commerce startups in the past year, but this one is different. An e-commerce startup that is focused on helping people find the right products for their needs.

55
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurants offer online delivery services. The startup is focused on getting delivery to happen at the right time, with the right food, at the right place.

55
2 years ago

The company is focused on building a simple tool that helps users manage their personal finances, and has pivoted from an expense and bill tracker to a retirement planning tool.

54
1 year ago

Last year, I wrote about how some of the most successful Y Combinator companies are focused on solving the problems of the modern worker, like home care, transportation, and education. The most successful YC companies are built on the idea that technology should be helping workers, not fighting them.

54
1 year ago

A tool with a simple design that helps organizations and software developers build and manage their websites. It’s focused on small-to-medium businesses.

54
11 months ago

A startup that helps brands and retailers manage their inventory. It’s currently focused on the grocery industry, and hopes to expand to other industries.

54
5 months ago

 A B2C startup focused on helping farmers sell their produce, backed by a big agricultural company.

54
1 year ago

An enterprise-focused social network that lets teams collaborate on software projects.

53
1 year ago

A startup focused on the healthcare industry that partners with pharmaceutical companies to build data products to make drug development more efficient.

53
8 months ago

This startup is building a payments app for small businesses. The company is focused on helping small business owners take payments with a swipe of a card.

53
1 year ago

 A social media platform focused on art. The startup wants to create a community around artistic endeavors and sales. The company’s current campaign has a goal of $100,000, but is still running with a month left.

52
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find a doctor in your area in seconds. It’s similar to Yelp, but it’s more focused on finding primary care physicians.

52
1 year ago

A company focused on building a better means of managing and compensating freelance work done on the web.

52
8 months ago

Focused on the e-commerce business, Coder is building a platform for people to manage, control, and monitor their web properties. The startup provides tools to help build more efficient websites, as well as payment and shipping solutions.

52
1 year ago

A startup that helps employees set up automatic recurring payments from their paycheck. The service is aimed at companies who don’t use a software for auto payments, and the company is focused on helping these companies avoid the hassle and expense of manually setting up recurring payments.

51
1 year ago

A company focused on building a “universal” drone that can be built for any kind of use, from anything from agriculture to photography to filmmaking.

51
1 year ago

A startup that helps you be a better listener. A podcast-focused app that allows users to listen to a podcast or podcast episode on their phone, and then scroll over text to see what was said, or share the audio with someone else.

51
1 year ago

A startup focused on helping non-profits make better use of their data. It’s early days, but that’s one of the key areas where non-profits are struggling to get value from their data.

51
7 months ago

A startup focused on the development of specialty plastics. It’s got a factory in the US, and its first product is a sustainable, nontoxic version of the plastic used to make fiberglass.

51
1 year ago

A startup focused on the “means of learning”.

50
1 year ago

An ecommerce-focused startup selling T-shirts and other clothing. The app is powered by a backend API that makes it possible for retailers to integrate their offline commerce into their online platforms.

50
1 year ago

A social initiative focused on helping refugees in Lebanon find jobs and jobs find refugees.

50
10 months ago

A food delivery service focused on the medical community. It’s focused on delivering speciality food to patients in specific hospitals.

50
8 months ago

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

50
5 months ago

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

50
7 months ago

A startup that allows parents to track their kids’ and teens’ activities. The startup is currently focused on South Africa.

49
1 year 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.

48
1 year ago

One of the largest investment firms in the US, Union Square Ventures, has been investing in a number of consumer tech startups. They’re focused on building services that make it easier to sell and manage products through the internet, and they’re actively looking for seed stage opportunities.

48
1 year ago

A company focused on building a mobile chat app for users to find and book hair- and beauty services.

48
1 year ago

A startup with a $25,000 prize fund focused on the development of an app that could help you optimize your sleep.

47
1 year ago

A “digital hospital” focused on improving patient interactions in their healthcare

47
1 year ago

The idea is that a user builds a profile of pre-made designs for their logo that they can then sell or share with other users who can purchase them. The startup is focused on the design industry, and allows you to buy and sell your own designs.

47
1 year ago

A start-up focused on making it easier for individuals to invest in real estate. It wants to take away the complexity of investing in real estate and building an investment portfolio.

46
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses increase their productivity by allowing them to schedule time off in advance. The startup is currently focused on the US.

46
1 year ago

A dating app focused on people who want to date people with the same lifestyle as them, but don’t want to date someone who’s too far out of their comfort zone.

46
11 months ago

A startup that helps people learn new languages faster. The startup is focused on game-like exercises that users play while they learn the language. The app also tracks the user's progress and gives them tools to practice.

46
1 year ago

An adtech startup that targets ads to users based on what they’re doing on the web. They’re currently focused on mobile apps and are looking to expand to other platforms.

45
8 months ago

A school with a curriculum focused on the arts. The startup aims to create a curriculum that will help students learn “skills and techniques that they can put to use in a diverse range of fields”.

45
8 months ago

A mobile app for scheduling appointments. Currently focused on the tech talent market in New York.

44
8 months ago

Social enterprise focused on helping immigrants and refugees get the skills they need to secure and integrate into American society.

44
8 months ago

A startup that connects creative professionals with vendors to provide a short-term freelance service. The startup is focused on helping creative professionals, but also wants to use the model to help sellers of other products who might want help in branding, but don’t have the funds to hire a professional.

44
5 months ago

A micro-investment platform, focused on small savings accounts.

44
1 year ago

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

43
1 year ago

A small company focused on building automation technology for HVAC, lighting, and other building systems.

43
1 year ago

A platform to help small businesses with accounting. They’re focused on helping small businesses with accounting, but they say they can be useful for larger businesses.

43
1 year ago

This list is not a comprehensive list of every startup in the region. We have excluded startups focused on a single vertical in a city, startups founded in a certain part of the world, and startups that are only based in one city.

43
8 months ago

A credit union focused on serving military-based service members and their families, with locations in Guam, Japan, Korea and Texas.

43
1 year ago

A product-focused company that helps companies in the developing world get products manufactured locally.

42
1 year ago

This startup is building a mobile app that helps patients manage their health insurance. The startup is currently focused on the UK market.

42
1 year ago

 A digital currency for artists and creators, focused on content and media related transactions. HODL is focused on the US and UK markets.

42
1 year ago

A rideshare service focused on millennials and their desire to grow and be independent.

42
1 year ago

A food delivery service focused on healthy and organic products in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have $40,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

42
10 months ago

A Y Combinator alum looking to build a “female-focused social network for millennial women”.

42
10 months ago

A process for hiring that’s focused on how candidates interact in person rather than just looking at their digital resume.

42
8 months ago

A “digital concierge” for shoppers looking for the best deals, currently focused on the UK.

42
4 months ago

A social media platform that’s basically like Facebook, but focused on developing a community of artists who work together to create art and share it with their friends.

42
1 year ago

Another product for running virtual meetings, this time focused on the enterprise. The startup helps companies organize large-scale conference calls even though they could be anywhere in the world.

41
1 year ago

A video-editing startup focused on helping video creators and producers with their video tasks, including all the tools they need to record, edit, and share.

41
1 year ago

A restaurant database that lets you search through menus, order food, and find nearby restaurants that deliver. It’s the opposite of EatWith, which is focused on finding people to eat with.

41
6 months ago

Shares a lot of common DNA with the other startups above, but it’s a payments startup focused on medical expenses.

41
1 month ago

A CRM for HR that’s focused on millennials and uses gamification to keep them engaged.

41
1 year ago

A digital storefront for physical objects, similar to Etsy but focused on travel and experiences.

40
1 year ago

A company focused on building applications to help hospital staff make better and more informed decisions.

40
1 year ago

This startup creates a point-of-sale platform for small restaurants, allowing them to manage all of their sales, inventory, and finances via a cloud-based SaaS platform. The company is currently focused on the US market.

40
1 year ago

A company focused on creating a better way to handle and transfer money in digital platforms.

40
1 year ago

Private carpooling services, focused on getting people to share rides with people they know in person.

40
11 months ago

An enterprise-focused “platform for employee success”, focusing on employee engagement and satisfaction.

40
11 months ago

A self-branded purveyor of millennials-focused products, including clothing, furniture, and other items.

40
3 months ago

 A startup focused on treating traumatic brain injury. The team is building a wearable device that monitors the brain and tailors treatment plans based off the patient’s unique pattern of brain injuries.

40
2 months ago

This startup is building an AI-based assistant for businesses. The startup is currently focused on hotel concierge services, and wants to help owners of small businesses know what their customers want.

40
1 year ago

A digital health company focused on providing software and services for large health care system’s to help with interoperability.

39
1 year ago

Ever the entrepreneur, Aaron Hinkley (of 25% Happier fame) co-founded a new startup, Arana, with his wife. It’s an online platform focused on promoting and discussing the benefits of meditation in a way that’s accessible to everyone.

39
1 year ago

A B2B company focused on helping retailers with supply chain logistics software.

39
1 year ago

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

39
8 months ago

An education-focused startup that takes a simple approach to teaching kids to code.

39
7 months ago

A digital tool for remote workers, that helps them “get focused and work through priorities with one another,” giving the startup a shot at the “Uber for remote workers” market.

39
1 year ago

A health-focused startup that aims to help consumers get their money back when they get cheated by credit cards.

38
1 year ago

The startup launched in March, and has since focused on getting its holistic health and wellness app into the hands of people in the U.S.. The startup is currently working with more than 100 health providers across the country.

38
1 year ago

The Specialized Technology Fund (STF) is a $25 million venture fund hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, where it was founded in 2011. The fund is meant to facilitate the creation of new technologies that can improve the lives of people in developing countries. It is the first university-backed venture fund focused on developing technologies for developing countries. The fund is run by the university's Haas School of Business.

38
1 year ago

An e-commerce platform for small businesses to sell products on Amazon. The company is still in stealth mode but is focused on helping small businesses get their products to market faster.

38
1 year ago

A company that wants to provide a platform to use design in healthcare. It’s a “new generation” of design tools that makes the practice more efficient and accessible. The company is currently focused on the US market.

38
11 months ago

A dating app that matches you with people who work at the same company you do. The startup is focused on the software side of the company, and partnering with companies already located in the app’s target cities.

38
9 months ago

A B2B SaaS startup focused on helping companies find, manage and automate their supply chain. The company is led by former McKinsey consultant and CEO, who previously started and sold several companies.

38
7 months ago

"Personalized video products for customers in the US. The company's technology is focused on making videos as engaging as possible, and it has already built technology to personalize videos for TV channels, but is now bringing it to the world of online video."

38
5 months ago

The startup is focused on the global pharmaceutical supply chain, and wants to use blockchain technology to help reduce fraud and improve transparency.

38
3 months ago

A startup to buy and sell mobile phones and accessories. The startup wants to provide a space for people to sell their old phones, keeping them out of the dumpster. The company says it is focused on helping the “unbanked” and the “underbanked”.

38
2 years ago

Idea: A home security system that leverages a camera that’s focused on the door to see when someone is coming in.

37
1 year ago

An advertising-focused startup that helps brands better target potential customers. It has raised $2.5 million in funding.

37
1 year ago

A quality verification platform that tracks and verifies the quality of products. The company is focused on the $1.5 Trillion medical device market.

37
1 year ago

A mapping platform for managing locations and properties. The company is focused on the $250B real estate industry and wants to use data to help people find the best places to live and rent.

37
1 year ago

A startup that wants to give new restaurant owners the tools they need to start a food-focused business. It’s a digital menu, a store, and a way to book reservations from a single app.

37
1 year ago

A toolkit for remotely controlling the heating and cooling of buildings. The startup is focused on the East Coast, but has no specific geography in mind for its expansion.

37
9 months ago

A developer-focused SaaS firm, this startup is building a suite of tools for developers that integrates with Salesforce and other platforms, as well as third-party services like Stripe.

37
8 months ago

The company is currently in beta, and the founders say they’re focused on helping businesses with their HR needs.

37
8 months ago

A solution for managing restaurant wait times. The startup is one of the few in this space, and is focused on being a single number that shows how long a customer can expect to wait for a table.

37
7 months ago

An “uber for professionals” that lets users request a ride through a mobile app for pickup and dropoff. The company is currently focused on companies that want to use it for recruiting, with a marketing platform in the works.

37
1 year ago

A smartphone that’s meant to be an all-in-one computer, with an operating system that’s focused on productivity and responsive design.

36
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier to buy and sell used cars. They’re focused on selling as-is, but they’re also building an app that will allow people to post their cars for sale, allowing customers to check out the car, make an offer, and pay for it with their mobile.

36
1 year ago

A real estate startup focused on providing services to families moving to new neighborhoods.

36
1 year ago

A company focused on helping companies sell their products across the web. The startup wants to be the LinkedIn for products, helping companies list their products, track their prices, rank them, and more.

36
1 year ago

Machine learning and artificial intelligence startups are growing at a rapid pace, and this one is focused on helping software companies get the most out of their data.

36
10 months ago

Scanners for medical devices, built to help patients use them more efficiently. Currently focused on the UK.

36
10 months ago

A consumer-focused fintech product that combines BitGold, mobile payment, and cryptocurrency. It’s available on iOS and soon to be Android.

36
10 months ago

A platform that helps people find and pay for investment opportunities. The company is focused on helping people invest in real estate and crowdfunding opportunities.

36
7 months ago

A startup that makes it easy to book airline tickets and manage your trip, with a “very simple” interface that looks like “Yelp for travel”. The company is focused on the Latin American market, where 90% of airfare sales are made by word of mouth — and where travel agents often have to call different airlines to book tickets.

36
2 months ago

A startup for goods and services, focused on home goods, DIY, and food.

36
1 year ago

The startup is focused on the online dating industry, which is, according to CEO Ryan Feit, “one of the most archaic industries in tech.”

35
1 year ago

A startup that uses AI to tailor your work environment by taking the psychology of your job and the company you work for into account. TRACE, which launched in early 2019, has found that when you work in a “high-energy” job, your brain feels more alert and focused, but that when you’re in a “low-energy” job, your brain feels more relaxed and unfocused.

35
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for AI-powered chatbots. Their system can be used to power chatbots for any industry or vertical, but they’re currently focused on businesses that are doing customer service.

35
10 months ago

A micro-banking startup focused on helping the unbanked in low-income, remote areas of rural Kenya.

35
10 months ago

A company focused on building the next generation of technology for the core of the hospital. The company is building a new kind of computer that helps doctors and nurses coordinate a patient’s care throughout the hospital.

35
10 months ago

A platform for focused collaboration between teams to make decisions faster.

35
9 months ago

A health-focused calendar and email app that sends reminders to patients about appointments, tests and more.

35
7 months ago

A health-focused startup provides a service that automatically pulls in data from the patient’s phone and presents it in a way that helps them make better decisions.

35
7 months ago

A company that makes custom furniture for startups, lifestyle brands and corporations. The startup is focused on creating interiors for commercial spaces.

35
5 months ago

A home maintenance platform, initially focused on the UK

35
3 months ago

A startup that’s building an app to help companies recruit people in India. It’s a more effective version of traditional job-posting sites and is primarily focused on getting high-quality candidates to apply.

35
2 years ago

Idea: A home security company for Latin American households, primarily in Mexico. The startup is focused on providing internet-connected cameras that allow users to see and talk to visitors while they’re away from home.

34
1 year ago

A company focused on helping clients with growing their presence in Asia. Its app helps people navigate Asia’s credit card market, which is significantly different from the US market.

34
8 months ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best deals on local goods, like groceries and coffee. It’s focused on food delivery and grocery delivery, with a case study showing higher sales for customers in areas served by the service.

34
6 months ago

This startup is focused on the education of kids, and works with schools to help them build custom curriculum for their students.

34
3 months ago

An HR software platform that aims to become a “one-stop shop for hiring and onboarding”. The startup is currently focused on HR and recruiting, but they have plans to expand into other areas of the business.

34
1 year ago

Similar to DoorDash, but focused on delivering food to college campuses.

33
11 months ago

A chatbot that helps people find the right job. It uses a “listening algorithm” to match job seekers with companies with the right fit. Currently focused on the UK.

33
8 months ago

A startup that’s focused on helping students, parents, and teachers access academic content easily

33
8 months ago

An author-focused social network and community for sharing, promoting and discovering new books. The startup has gained over 1,000 authors and claims to have facilitated over 1,000,000 downloads.

33
8 months ago

Startups with a “retail-first” mindset, focused on selling a product through a web-based storefront, rather than in a physical store. They tend to be larger, with 4–7 employees.

33
8 months ago

The Yield Lab is a business accelerator focused on agriculture and food. The startup provides capital, office space, and mentorship to help early stage companies launch and grow.

33
7 months ago

A startup focused on helping retailers build smart merchandising systems that can predict which products will sell based on a shopper’s past buying behaviors.

33
3 months ago

 A “social network of businesses.” The company is building an app for businesses to find people to send their packages. It’s focused on a local market in San Francisco, especially for companies that have employees in the area but don’t have a local delivery service.

33
1 year ago

A tech startup focused on improving the industry of tech and tech journalism and tech media. The organization aims to “promote tech as a force for good, and tech innovation as a key factor in improving people’s lives.”

32
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
11 months ago

A consumer-facing SaaS platform for the Indian market. The startup is focused on maximizing the efficiency of the home shopping experience, and is currently focused on a small segment of the online market.

32
11 months ago

This startup, which is focused on local Chinese media, aims to build a platform to help media companies target ads to specific consumers.

32
10 months ago

A web-based platform that helps legal professionals manage their cases. LegalZoom is focused on helping small businesses, with an emphasis on small businesses, and which thus does not provide deep bill pay services.

32
3 months ago

A company that is building a new tool that allows people to conduct a financial analysis of their own investment portfolio. They’re currently focused on analyzing retirement savings.

32
1 year ago

Embrace is a team of scientists that are working on a way to detect and prevent heart attacks. They’re focused on developing a blood test that can detect a heart attack before it happens so that doctors can treat and prevent it. The startup has raised $84,000 in seed funding.

31
1 year ago

A project management software company, focused on improving the workflows of design teams.

31
1 year ago

A health startup focused on combining the power of data science with the data of patients to help build better healthcare products. They are building a platform to help doctors with the construction of clinical decision support tools.

31
1 year ago

This startup, focused on Latinos, began as a translation tool for web and mobile applications and has since expanded to other services. It employs over 100 translators and has over 200,000 active users.

31
11 months ago

A new solution to mobile payments that’s focused on the growing nature of B2C payments. The startup recently closed a $1 million seed investment round.

31
10 months ago

A startup focused on the energy sector, where energy is managed from a central hub to yield more energy from a smaller area.

31
7 months ago

A new operating system that’s designed to make it easier for first-time smartphone users to get started. It’s currently focused on creating an intuitive, visual, and simple user interface, with the goal of eventually unifying third-party apps onto the platform.

31
4 months ago

A startup focused on making video calls with mobile phones, for locations where “calling is not possible.”

31
2 months ago

"A platform for philanthropy," focused on making it easier for individuals to give to causes.

31
2 months ago

A food delivery app that’s focused on serving college campuses in the US.

31
2 months ago

A society in which each member has a designated “tax” that they pay to the community. The startup is focused on the personal tax, but says the societal tax is an interesting place to start.

31
1 year ago

a startup focused on using AI to detect fraudulent activity on a credit card.

30
1 year ago

A software platform for the digital health and wellness market. The startup is focused on helping people manage their health and wellness through a mobile app and an accompanying digital dashboard.

30
8 months ago

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

30
6 months ago

A startup that finds and shares parking garage spots for around $10 per month. It’s fairly basic and focused on downtown San Francisco.

30
5 months ago

An online platform for people to buy, sell, donate, and recommend used books. The startup is focused on books that have not been published yet, but are already available as ebooks.

30
10 months ago

A company focused on helping companies with international business and global expansion.

29
10 months ago

A developer-focused job site. It’s looking to help upskill tech talent in the US.

29
10 months ago

A platform for professional development to help people learn coding. The startup is focused on the education market, but it’s also looking to help businesses develop their own coding skills.

29
9 months ago

A tool for building and selling websites. The startup is focused on making it easier for developers to create websites on the web. The company has just launched its beta version, which is limited to 500 people, and offering an invite-only experience in exchange for a $40 monthly subscription.

29
8 months ago

An organization focused on supporting women entrepreneurs in Thailand.

29
5 months ago

A digital assistant, currently focused on helping entrepreneurs plan events and prioritize tasks.

29
5 months ago

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

29
1 year ago

A startup focused on designing better medical devices for uteruses, ovaries, and other organs.

28
11 months ago

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

28
10 months ago

A social network for Indian language users. The app is focused on users in India, but the founders say it could be used in other regions with large populations of people who use other languages.

28
6 months ago

Automated insurance company for small- to medium-sized businesses and sole proprietors focused on the US.

28
4 months ago

A startup for tracking credit card purchases, with the goal of helping people spend less and reduce their spending on impulse buys. It’s currently focused on the UK.

28
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses find the right people for their jobs. The startup is currently focused on helping recruiters to find C-level talent but says it’s not exclusive to them, and has a broader mission to help businesses find the right people for their job via its platform.

27
11 months ago

As one of the first enterprise-focused venture-backed startups, Placed is building a platform that allows employers to create a database of their employees and their location, as well as see which of their employees they can “Placed” in the time they need to pay them.

27
10 months ago

A B2B startup focused on bringing global payments to the last mile. The startup wants to enable the last mile payments for businesses with a focus on developing markets.

27
9 months ago

In May, Prevest created a proof-of-concept platform that allows people to collaborate on content. The company says they’re focused on the “first-time creators” who don’t have the resources to create content independently.

27
5 months ago

A startup that provides “solution-based” marketing for companies. As it says in its pitch, the business is focused on helping companies develop “solutions” for their customers that solve a problem for them.

27
4 months ago

A startup focused on building tech for homes in India. The startup wants to enable a system through which families can track their energy consumption, water usage, and air quality.

27
1 year ago

A payroll startup in the UK focused on the in-person world. The company is looking to change the way employers pay their employees.

26
9 months ago

An AI-powered assistant to help people with mental health issues. The startup is focused on helping users manage their depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

26
7 months ago

A startup focused on analyzing and solving government-issued data sets, like traffic data and air quality maps.

26
5 months ago

Technology for tailoring and sharing educational resources for kids. The company has 8 employees and is initially focused on developing markets in Africa and Asia.

26
5 months ago

A startup that’s building a “full-stack” digital platform for solar facilities, including sales and finance. The company is focused on the solar industry, though their website says the company is “looking for the companies that will put us on the map” in other verticals such as batteries and energy storage.

26
4 months ago

A social network for sharing data on air-quality, environmental conditions and other environmental data. The startup is focused on the environmental sector.

26
3 months ago

A medical software company focused on digital health products for primary care physicians and hospitals.

26
9 months ago

Startup focused on the issue of supply chain fraud, building tools for companies to scan supplier documents to make sure that the products they purchase are what they think they are.

25
9 months ago

A startup focused on the development of mobile apps, with an emphasis on gaming.

25
6 months ago

A startup that wants to help connect small businesses in the US with their suppliers in China and India. The company is focused on small and medium businesses, with a focus on purchasing and logistics.

25
4 months ago

This startup is building an app that will let drivers in New York City charge gas and parking to their phones, and get paid via Square. The startup is currently focused on delivery market in London, New York, and Seattle.

25
1 year ago

The founders of this startup have been working on a mobile-first platform since 2010. Now they’re building a mobile-only social network focused on young urban professionals.

24
1 year ago

A startup for restaurants that aims to bring a more local, community-focused approach to the restaurant business. The startup is looking to help restaurants manage their operations through a system of bots and a more community-oriented approach.

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
7 months ago

An AI platform for investing in stocks and managing portfolios with a focus on behavioral finance. The platform is built around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and AI-powered algorithms, and it’s focused on finding out how people really invest.

24
5 months ago

A startup that helps parents track what their kids are doing on social media. The startup is focused on the US market, but is also considering expanding internationally.

24
5 months ago

A $1-per-month app that helps users track their carbon footprint. Love.co is focused on helping users understand the environmental impacts of their daily habits, such as their food purchases, travel choices, and their energy usage.

24
2 months ago

A health and wellness app focused on the health of women.

24
11 months ago

 A home-sharing app that connects renters with hosts and includes an expense ledger, an app to hold meetings, an inventory system, and a database of contacts. The company is focused on the hospitality and hospitality-adjacent industries.

23
9 months ago

Azumio is building a device that allows companies to manage employees’ phones with just a few swipes. The startup is currently focused on managing Apple users but is working on expanding to Android and Windows.

23
6 months ago

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

23
11 months ago

This startup is building a simple service for sending and receiving payments that are cheaper and faster than the traditional option. The startup is focused on being a cheaper and faster alternative for peer-to-peer payments in developing markets.

22
9 months ago

A payment platform for shared bicycles. The bike sharing startup is focused on supporting bike-sharing startups, helping them with everything from pricing to marketing to customer service. It’s described as similar to the software they create for Uber, allowing bike-sharing companies to have a single dashboard to manage everything.

22
6 months ago

WeWork is a team of more than 200 people focused on expanding its leasing business, which consists of its office space in major cities. It also has a real estate investment business and a few other initiatives.

22
6 months ago

A startup that provides advice on how to ride a bike. The people behind the startup are veterans of the bike industry, and they want to move away from a background that is focused on the bike industry to one that is focused on consumers.

22
5 months ago

A startup focused on making it easier to build apps with Parse. The company provides infrastructure and tools to allow developers to build better apps.

22
5 months ago

A startup that works to make it easier for companies to hire remote workers, by helping them find, vet, and interview remote talent. The company is currently focused on the US, with an English-speaking office in Berlin.

22
3 months ago

A tech-enabled solution for the back-end of a recruitment-focused startup for employee onboarding and management.

22
3 months ago

A startup focused on building an automated system for Algorithmic Portfolio Trading

22
3 months ago

A startup focused on making the process of hiring more efficient and scalable. It helps employers find new hires and employees identify potential employers worth applying to.

22
2 months ago

A platform that helps bring open source and open hardware together. They’re focused on the hacker community and makers more broadly.

22
9 months ago

A startup that is building an app that helps people manage their money by managing their spending. The business is focused on the US, where the average savings rate is just 4%.

21
6 months ago

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

21
4 months ago

A startup that’s focused on connecting with consumers on Facebook. It’s another entry into the space, but one with a more specific focus on data and targeting.

21
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that provides a full-stack CRM for nonprofit organizations. The founders claim the product has a 3x conversion rate compared to other major players, and is focused on helping nonprofits do more for less money.

20
10 months ago

A video sharing platform focused on the video gaming community. Gamers use their mobile devices to upload their gameplay and create a community of like-minded people.

20
5 months ago

This startup is focused on helping teachers find the right school for their kids. The company says most parents are using apps like Zillow and Homeschool Planet to find their kids the right school. However, they point out that these apps have a lot of limitations, like not being able to help parents find everything from the school’s name to the school’s PTA or its approach to discipline.

20
5 months ago

A tech-enabled financial advisor, allowing customers to communicate with their advisor via email, text, chat, and phone. The startup is a spin-out from the University of Texas and is currently focused on the US market.

20
2 months ago

A food delivery app for Lyft drivers in the US that is focused on curbside ordering and deliveries. The startup was founded in March, and will begin operations in May.

20
10 days ago

A startup that allows users to quickly and easily create, edit and publish content, currently focused on travel.

20
1 year ago

A platform for the market for organic and non-GMO foods. The startup is focused on making it easier for consumers to buy and sell locally-grown and organic foods.

19
6 months ago

An enterprise-focused CRM for sales leads.

19
3 months ago

A company primarily focused on helping women make money by teaching them how to make and sell their own beauty products.

19
2 months ago

A solution focused on helping nonprofits and non-profits build audiences on Facebook.

19
19 days ago

A startup focused on making it easier for grocery stores to acquire and market products as diverse as produce, dairy and meat

19
7 months ago

A startup focused on making education more accessible to international students.

18
4 months ago

A luxury-focused digital concierge service that focuses on customer service and personalization.

18
3 months ago

Improving the delivery of savings products for customers who want to save for retirement. They’re currently focused on saving for retirement, but the founders say they’d like to expand to other areas.

18
3 months ago

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

18
2 months ago

A student-focused startup that charges students $2.50 a month to have student loan calculators and student loan information on their phones.

18
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.

18
6 months ago

A travel booking service that’s focused on cheaper, last-minute deals.

17
5 months ago

A startup focused on the “hyperlocal” food delivery market, available in the US and Canada.

17
5 months ago

A startup focused on the idea that “the future is here” and that the “present is not what it used to be”. Founded in 2018, it has written and produced 9 episodes so far.

17
3 months ago

An enterprise software company focused on sales and operations, on-boarding and support. The company tries to build automation into the process and reduce the amount of time spent on the phone.

17
2 months ago

A tool for digital nomads, focused on things like finding a place to stay, legal advice, and people to introduce you to people to meet. Founded in 2015, Union.ro is gaining traction in areas with a high density of digital nomads.

17
1 month ago

A mobile payment platform that allows businesses to accept payments in one of over 200 currencies and in local currencies. The startup is focused on working with small businesses around the world, but has signed up thousands of merchants in the last year.

17
1 month ago

A company that wants to remove inefficiency from the supply chain by allowing everyone on a supply chain to manage inventory together. It’s currently focused on the hospitality industry, with its app launching in June.

17
9 months ago

A startup focused on building and designing a digital twin of a physical product. The team is creating an AI that can scan a product and predict what changes it needs to make to reach its objectives, and then build that change into the product.

16
6 months ago

A startup that’s focused on helping businesses with their app development needs, like building mobile apps and websites.

16
3 months ago

A tool for sharing data between doctors, especially in a group practice setting. It’s a tool for doctors to share patient data electronically, and is focused on revamping the way that doctors communicate with their peers.

16
2 months ago

A blockchain identity startup, currently focused on medical records, that is fixing the headaches associated with sharing sensitive medical information.

16
1 month ago

An online community for health-focused digital content.

16
1 month ago

A startup that aims to use heat from a person’s body to make electricity. Currently the startup is focused on the UK and Europe, looking for the right materials to make their battery work.

16
5 months ago

A payments-focused startup that’s working on a way to make payments more affordable for underbanked customers, including those in the US, Philippines, and Brazil. It’s working with existing banks and partnered with technology companies to make payments easier.

15
2 months ago

This startup wants to build bots for Slack and Slack’s chat-based messaging app. It’s focused on building bots that can schedule meetings, search for people, and do basic tasks like responding to messages.

15
1 month ago

This business is focused on the US market.

15
5 months ago

A company that helps clients find and book talent for their events. The startup is focused on helping event planners find the best talent for their needs, rather than simply finding talent for hire.

14
2 months ago

The startup’s founders say they’ve had to raise over $14,000 to fund their efforts so far. The team is focused on creating a single management platform that can manage every aspect of a business, from HR to marketing to accounting to sales, and it’s already in private beta.

14
1 month ago

A company that helps companies find and manage their professional network of vendors, service providers, and other professionals. The B2B business is focused on finding industry professionals and giving them tools to stay connected and in touch with their network.

14
6 months ago

A platform for paying health care providers. The company is focused on providing compliance and automation services to the health care industry.

13
1 month ago

A specialist in helping startups unify their data. The startup’s technology is primarily focused on helping businesses unify their data, but it also makes it easier for individual consumers to do the same.

13
3 months ago

A software platform for managing the workflows between international headquarters and subsidiaries. The platform is “recruiting-focused” and wants to be used by companies that want to keep costs down by “lowering the cost of global recruiting”.

12
1 month ago

One of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns to come out of China in 2015, this company is focused on helping Chinese companies and individuals get the right financing in the right way. The company says that it has already closed over $1 million in funding, and has plans to expand to the US.

12
1 month ago

E-learning platform that’s focused on helping new parents learn how to take care of their baby.

12
1 month ago

A startup focused on humanizing the process of ordering groceries, which has shown encouraging results. The company is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2019.

12
2 months ago

A startup that wants to be a “Facebook for social media”, with a more focused focus on privacy and security.

11
1 month ago

A mobile analytics tool focused on helping brands understand their customer’s motivations, patterns and behaviors.

11
2 months ago

Software that helps startups manage their legal affairs. The startup offers a legal and compliance-focused platform that helps startups manage their legal affairs.

10
1 month ago

In terms of what these startups are trying to accomplish, they all have slightly different goals, but they are all trying to solve the same problem. What they have in common is they are building solutions that are focused around simplifying the experience of managing data, both of the data and the tools used to manage it.

10
14 days ago

A predictive analytics and chatbot platform, focused on retail.

10
24 days ago

Startup focused on the development of technologies to help people with autism. They want to provide a platform for people to share, buy and sell content.

9
10 days ago

The B2B company wants to “help companies make better decisions with less data”, using machine learning to analyze data to get more insights. The startup is focused on a few industries, starting with financial services.

9
23 days ago

A platform that helps ecommerce companies collaborate with customers about the products they’re interested in. The startup is currently focused on helping fashion brands, but is eyeing other verticals.

8
19 days ago

A B2B-focused SaaS business that helps companies manage their professional networks and make them more effective.

8
2 months ago

A startup for the most part focused on software developers but also building a product for recruiters

7
1 month ago

This is a startup that’s focused on building a platform that has data on all of the free/low-cost healthcare options available across the country. They’re building a platform that aggregates this information in a way that’s easy to use, so people can find the right plan for them.

7
5 days ago

This startup wants to make it easier to deliver food to hungry people. Their service is focused on India, but they plan to expand to the US, Europe and the Middle East.

7
1 month ago

A community-run Reddit alternative focused on community-driven journalism that can be read on any device. Contently is hoping to create a “lean-back version of the newsroom.”

6
16 days ago

A workplace analytics startup focused on HR. The founders have built a system that allows HR teams to track employee performance, morale, and engagement.

6
1 month ago

A startup for service agencies to help them automate tasks, such as scheduling and follow-up, and to make it easier for customers to request service. The business is currently focused in the UK.

5
15 days ago

A company that helps you convert your files from one file type to another. The startup is focused on working with large companies, with customers like T-Mobile, Telefonica, and Sony.

5
2 years ago

Idea: A new consumer-focused mobile payments app to replace credit cards The company aims to reduce friction by letting users buy things with their phone instead of having to pull out their wallet They want to replace everyone’s credit card information The startup has processed over $1MM in payments

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2 years ago

Idea: An alternative to Adobe, focused on web performance

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2 years ago

Idea: This travel startup helps travelers book group trips, like tours and cruises The startup is focused on building a marketplace that helps small businesses find customers

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2 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace to trade used and broken smartphones The startup is currently focused on the UK but is looking to expand to other countries

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2 years ago

Idea: A B2B company that’s building an “automated B2B sales chatbot”. The startup, which is focused on B2B SaaS companies, wants to help those companies schedule meetings with prospects and track conversations.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startuplication that helps people learn how to code apps. The startup is focused on teaching people how to make apps for iOS and Android.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup focused on helping US government employees make more qualified decisions about their health.

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2 years ago

Idea: Focused on the US, this startup is building a platform to help YCs hire contractors for small jobs like painting, sewing, carpentry, or installation.

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2 years ago

Idea: A way to automatically manage your finances that doesn’t require users to enter or re-enter any information. The startup is primarily focused on helping users pay off their debt.

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2 years ago

xtractor is a platform for helping publishers convert their subscriptions into recurring revenue, which is often more profitable. xtractor’s pitch is hyperfocused on their customers’ business needs, like improving reader retention and increasing subscription and recurring revenue.

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