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1 year ago

The company was founded in 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

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7 months ago

Unexpected startup success, the founders say it has grown from $8 million in sales in Q1 2018 to $7 million in Q3 2018 and $7 million in Q4 2018.

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1 year ago

The company was founded by Ramy El Bannaoui and Chris Curtis, who had previously founded the company in 2007 and sold it in 2011.

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2 years ago

A startup that’s building a crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs. The company is working with the Stars Foundation, which helps invest in startups in developing countries, to create an online platform to help entrepreneurs raise funds.

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1 year ago

M-KOPA is a tool allowing developers to create their own specialized hardware. The founders say the company has sold $4M worth of hardware over the last two years, though they’ve only launched on Kickstarter today.

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1 year ago

The startup is a spin-off of a company called Hint, which was founded in 2015 to help people make better decisions about personal finance. The data can be used to help consumers identify opportunities for savings and investments, and Hint says one in three Americans don’t have enough money saved.

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1 year ago

The founders of this startup are trying to create a new kind of credit card that can be used across multiple merchants, instead of different cards for different merchants.

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for helping people find a co-founder

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2 years ago

The founders of this startup say they are “building the first truly global, blockchain-based, decentralized and transparent peer-to-peer marketplace for advertising.”

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1 year ago

Founded in 2014, this startup wants to help companies automate their purchasing of office supplies.

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1 year ago

The company is building a platform for people to create and share videos of what they're building. The company's founder says that they've already sold their first video to a client.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps you learn to code by making you build a simple tool that you eventually turn into a real product. The startup’s co-founder saw a need for the same kind of bootcamps in the area, and created the site to fill it.

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1 year ago

A payments company that offers a way for small businesses to pay for their own invoices. The founders say they’re aiming to replace “payroll” software.

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2 years ago

The founders of a startup that helps veterans and employers identify and hire each other.

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2 years ago

A group of four-hour-old startups that are still around from Demo Day in June. The goal is to help early stage founders get funding and grow their businesses.

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1 year ago

A company that uses AI to help people understand their credit score. It’s founded by a former VP of risk at FICO, and has raised $40 million.

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1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

A monthly subscription service that sends you an e-book on a topic you’ve selected every month. The company launched in December, and is signing up more than 50,000 new subscribers every month, the founder tells me.

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2 years ago

A startup co-founded by a former Googler, Qwant is trying to recreate some of the magic of the Google search results page with a new, more visual UI. The startup is trying to compete with Google for the European market.

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1 year ago

A startup that builds hardware startups. The founder, Jibran Salfi, built his first hardware startup at age 20, and has since been working at Nest Labs. He was the first employee at Nest Labs, and was part of the team that built the original Nest thermostat.

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2 years ago

"Authentic" is the name of an app that provides a secure, private and audited chat platform for businesses. The app allows users to create a private chat room for a group of up to ten people, with a group administrator who can add new members, delete or block members and monitor chat content. The company was founded by former Googler and Google Ventures partner Misha Chellam.

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2 years ago

The Startup Genome is a biannual report on the state of entrepreneurship. It is produced by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The report is based on interviews with founders about their businesses, the challenges they face, and their plans for the future. The report is intended to give entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders a comprehensive overview of the startup ecosystem in a particular country, and to help predict trends between countries.

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1 year ago

This startup, which was co-founded by ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt, wants to bring machine learning to the enterprise.

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

A solution for startup founders to find and hire technical talent.

138
2 years ago

A software company that creates an API for a network of processors and license holders to manage payments in real-time. The startup was founded by two former executives of Adyen, a global payment processing company.

138
2 years ago

A startup that helps insurance companies manage their customer accounts and claims. Founded in May.

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2 years ago

Startup founders are being more aggressive in the US, with a few companies in the last year getting VCs to fund them at seed or Series A-level, when they may have previously been too early.

135
2 years ago

Founded in 2017, this startup makes a “computerized basketball training program” that’s meant to help athletes improve their shooting.

135
2 years ago

This startup is building a self-learning platform to help teach people the fundamentals of coding. The startup’s founders say that the product they have built is already powering over 20,000 students in 300 schools.

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2 years ago

A travel app that claims to be fully integrated with Airbnb. The startup’s founders say they’ve already been in talks with Airbnb about using their platform.

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1 year ago

This SaaS company helps doctors and patients collaborate on medical records. The founders are also building a medical device to connect a patient’s vital signs to medical professionals.

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16 days ago

A digital health startup that helps you manage your health, in real time. It is the only startup in the YC batch with a female founder.

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2 years ago

A tool for distribution of food and groceries to people in need, in the form of a vehicle equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee machine, and that can travel down the street from a central hub. The startup’s founders are veterans of the American military.

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2 years ago

A tool that helps small businesses connect with customers. The company’s founders say that the company’s users have saved over $500,000 by using the tool.

132
2 years ago

This is a mobile application that helps entrepreneurs find, vet and manage teams. It was built by Y Combinator’s own team and is a set of tools that help founders navigate the startup ecosystem.

132
2 years ago

A video platform that chooses the best pieces of footage from a video to create a GIF. The startup, which was founded in May 2014, says it has been offering GIFs for free since last year.

131
2 years ago

Founded in 2015, Flyfree is an SEO agency based in London. They provide digital marketing services and run their own SEO training academy.

131
2 years ago

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

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2 years ago

A health-maintenance company for the elderly, focusing on their social needs. The company’s founder and president, Alejandro Ortiz, said that for many older people, social engagement often goes missing, making it harder for them to stay healthy.

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2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people in Latin America track their expenses and grow their credit score The company’s founders say that after launching in early august, they’re already working with over 3,000 retail accounts

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1 year ago

 A software company that helps businesses and foundations manage their contributions to charitable causes. The company wants to be the “Yahoo of charity”.

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2 years ago

Founders: Austin, Elsie. They are building a platform for Facebook data scientists to easily access data in the form of lakes, rivers, and mountain ranges, and make data-based decisions to improve their products.

128
2 years ago

A tool to create a photo-realistic simulation of an office environment with a 3D avatar. Its founders say it’s the first 3D avatar platform that is both accessible and real-time.

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2 years ago

A marketing tool for crowdfunding platforms that helps founders and project managers track projects and keep track of fundraising progress.

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2 years ago

A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

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2 years ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help schools estimate their energy costs. The startup’s founders say they want to make it easier for schools to measure and manage their energy costs, but they also want to make it easier for them to implement energy saving measures.

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1 year ago

The founders of an AI-powered dating app want to use their product as a platform for investors to invest in AI startups.

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1 year ago

 Founded in 2013, QuizUp is a trivia game where you compete against others for high scores. The startup has raised $1.5 million and is now making its way into Asia.

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1 year ago

A supply chain management platform for restaurants and other food-related businesses. Growth is strong and the founders say they’re trying to make a dent in the $8.5 trillion food and beverage industry.

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2 years ago

A tool for creating tools. The startup’s founders say they’re building a tool that allows users to distribute GitHub tools, like their own GitHub for Excel, by other users.

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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.

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2 years ago

Media startups are often built on the back of a single product, such as Skype or YouTube. The company’s founders say its technology can help companies figure out whether a new product is worth the investment.

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2 years ago

Builds a retail website for selling products via Instagram. The startup’s founder says that the website is “the world’s first” to use the social platform to sell physical products online.

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2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

 Founded by a 16-year-old, this startup is a tool to help people use their insurance money to pay for health care.

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2 years ago

Business software for the home that allows homeowners to manage their utilities. The company’s founders say they’re targeting the $80 billion home and building automation space.

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2 years ago

A micro-loan startup that helps small businesses get loans to cover inventory. The company, which was founded in May, says it has already closed $1.5 million.

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2 years ago

A platform where users can create virtual islands for multiplayer gaming. It launched in 2014, with the founders saying that it’s on track to reach $1.5 million in annual revenue.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to help banks with payments in Peru. The startup's co-founder says they have more than 1,000 business accounts as of September.

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2 years ago

The startup was founded in May with the goal of making banking more accessible in the US.

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2 years ago

Builds high-end VR content for the fashion industry. The startup, which was founded in May, wants to rapidly iterate on a VR experience before its peers.

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2 years ago

A tool for teachers to look for suppliers of the classroom supplies they need. The startup, which was founded in July, is building a list of suppliers that are listed on Amazon.

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2 years ago

Chargeback is an online platform that helps users dispute utility bills. It’s a B2B startup catering to utility companies. The founders hope to build a worldwide network of users.

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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.”

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2 years ago

A system that helps connect people across the world who are interested in doing freelance work, such as writing, editing, and design. The startup was founded in March and is looking to raise seed funding.

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2 years ago

The annual list is compiled by a group of judges, including founders and investors such as Paul Graham, Michael Arrington, Fred Wilson, and others.

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2 years ago

The founders say that their product is “the best place to get the news, weather, and video you want.”

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1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

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2 years ago

Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

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2 years ago

The startup’s founders say that since launching a year ago, they’ve had over 6,000 paying customers.

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2 years ago

A startup that’s building an end-to-end GPS-based tracking app to help college students stay safe when they’re out on the town. The founders say that they’re already working with a number of colleges on their app, and that it’s been saving students from dangerous situations.

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2 years ago

A startup that’s building an online platform for people who want to build and sell their own custom iPhone cases. The startup’s founders say that about 1% of the cases sold in the US are custom-made, and a handful of startups have tried to build their own platform for selling such cases, without much success.

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2 years ago

The founder of a company that re-skins the Windows operating system has launched a company that wants to make it possible to put Windows 10 on your phone.

121
2 years ago

A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

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2 years ago

Cofounder Alex Zabludowicz co-founded this fintech company with his brother, Alex. It wants to make payments faster, cheaper, and more secure, with a focus on the developing world.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to use AI to create a more natural color palette in fashion. The company’s founder says that the color palette industry is “a $20 billion market, and it has been a very low touch market.”

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1 year ago

A startup that helps people track the money they’re spending online, including all their subscriptions and subscriptions to services like Netflix. The startup’s co-founder said it’s been profitable in the past year.

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2 years ago

A translator that translates the voice of a user's phone into text. The startup, which was founded in May, says that a lot of the time people are talking to themselves, and that voice-to-text software works great but is hard to use.

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1 year ago

This startup offers a platform to help companies and organizations collaborate on content, from making public records to organizing conferences. Its founders describe it as a “LinkedIn for events”.

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2 years ago

A venture capital firm that invests only in female founders, focusing on early-stage companies that focus on women’s health.

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2 years ago

A pitch system that allows businesses to send out videos to potential customers. The startup, which was founded in August, is looking to attract businesses with a $5 per month price point.

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2 years ago

A company that aims to build a web-based, third-party curator for Amazon. The startup’s founder says that by offering a third-party curator of Amazon, a company can take advantage of the huge inventory of products that Amazon offers and cut out the middleman.

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2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people make better decisions about their health. The startup’s founder says they are on track for $1 million in revenue in 2019.

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2 years ago

In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

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2 years ago

A startup that helps people find the best deal on a car insurance policy. The founders say they’ve already signed up 20,000 users and have been accepted to Y Combinator.

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2 years ago

A company that provides software to help people make money while they sleep. The company has raised $2.6 million from a number of investors, including the founder of Origo.

117
2 years ago

A digital platform that provides what its founders call a “dynamic ‘recipe’—a step-by-step process that guides users through every step of the creative process from start to finish.”

117
2 years ago

Alluvium is a company that makes artificial intelligence software for image recognition. The founders say it’s better than other tools because it was built from the ground up to work with the way humans think, rather than the way machines work.

117
2 years ago

A startup for startups looking to grow internationally. It’s a more self-serve approach than other startups, but the founders believe that they can provide the best service for a given price.

117
2 years ago

A tool that helps you find the best interest rates for your credit card. The startup says they have more than 1,000 users and are growing by 100 users a month. The founders say they’ve raised $1.3 million in funding from angel investors.

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2 years ago

A company founded by a team of Stanford and Berkeley researchers that uses AI to detect and prevent fraud. The software aims to detect when a person is trying to make a credit card purchase in a store and notify the appropriate employees, who can then stop the transaction.

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2 years ago

A tool for organizations that want to manage their data. The founders say they’re working with several large companies.

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2 years ago

The founders of this startup are building a device to help you identify the origin of your food. It can be used to eliminate food fraud, and help the world’s poorest populations.

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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.

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2 years ago

A startup that aims to replace a broken “payroll processing system” that hurts small businesses. The company was founded in September.

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2 years ago

A company that provides a toolkit for self-storage facilities to manage their inventory. The startup was developed by former YC founders.

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2 years ago

Another company built by former Quid co-founders, this one is building a suite of tools to make it easier for women to own businesses in emerging markets.

116
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.

116
2 years ago

A company that helps restaurants deliver delivery right to customers’ doorsteps. The founders say they have over 200 restaurants, including Shake Shack, that they’re working with

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2 years ago

A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

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2 years ago

A platform that enables people to interact with their favorite brands through video. The startup’s founders say they have 40,000+ customers for the product.

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2 years ago

A bank account that the founders say is “like a personal investment account with 100x the transparency of other accounts and no fees.” The account is meant to be a savings account for small businesses or freelancers.

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2 years ago

This company wants to teach people how to be a good entrepreneur. The company’s founder is Anand Rajaraman, who ran a business development and strategy practice at Amazon and Google for more than a decade.

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2 years ago

A partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to educate and promote conservation of marine life through the sale of marine fish.

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2 years ago

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

115
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make open-source software for 3D printers. The founders are tech veterans who have built digital fabrication tools before.

115
2 years ago

A secure, automated email-based system for handling sensitive transactions. They’ve built a tool that uses the public keys of people’s email accounts to take payments and even file taxes. The founders tell us they have $6 million in funding from participants in Y Combinator and have received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from YC.

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2 years ago

A company founded by ex-Googlers that offers a platform for sharing and selling real-time video. The company is also working to provide tools for live video streaming.

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2 years ago

A project at the University of California, Berkeley that uses machine learning to classify and identify patterns found in images.

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2 years ago

is a new startup that wants to help HR departments keep track of employee performance. The company has raised $7 million in Series A funding from investors like Accel, Founders Co-op, The Battery Ventures, and others.

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2 years ago

Cofound.it is a platform for fundraising, with a $50 million fund to invest in startups. It has already distributed over $40 million to startups.

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2 years ago

The Startup Grind podcast is a weekly podcast about entrepreneurship, hosted by founders of SBJ’s own portfolio companies.

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2 years ago

A company that helps companies book tours and events at museums and galleries. The startup’s founders previously worked at the Louvre, and want to help them grow their business in the UK, US, and Canada.

114
2 years ago

A startup that offers a platform for digital nomads to rent out their homes in a peer-to-peer fashion. It’s in the early stages of development, but the founders say it will be “like Airbnb, but also a concierge service and protocol for renting out your home when you’re away”.

113
2 years ago

Allows teachers to create lesson plans for their students, and customize them to their unique needs. The founders are hoping to recruit teachers to be the company’s first customers.

113
2 years ago

A startup that helps students and parents collect donations for their college education. The startup, which was founded in September, has raised $35,000 to date.

113
2 years ago

The company’s founders say they plan to push a “geo-federated” app to help people spend time virtually in a place they’ve never been.

113
2 years ago

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

113
2 years ago

A startup for on-demand car services in Singapore. The startup’s founder says he’s been offering the service with Uber for the past year and says it’s a $1 billion market in Singapore.

112
2 years ago

From the founders of digital agency All Day I Dream About Food, a platform aimed at helping restaurants and chefs improve food quality and service.

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2 years ago

What’s a startup to do when they’ve secured $500,000 in funding and they don’t know what to build Unity is a tool that helps founders go from idea to prototype to product, all in a matter of weeks.

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2 years ago

Giving Demo Day startups advice can only go so far. So Y Combinator does a bit more to help startups. YC has created a forum for startup founders to share information and advice with one another. They also host “Ask-Me-Anything” sessions for founders to talk about their companies.

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2 years ago

A platform that helps companies organize their email, Slack, and other messaging systems. The startup’s founders say it can save companies 5% to 30% on their monthly email costs, and that it’s used by companies like MercadoLibre, Zappos, and Expedia.

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2 years ago

Workers at companies like Google and Apple can get paid to do their job. The startup, which was founded in April, wants to make work day-to-day easier by integrating those jobs into payroll and HR, letting people switch jobs and be paid for the work they’re doing.

110
2 years ago

Tech that helps build companies in the US that are startups in other countries. The startup’s founders say that over $500 million is being raised in new funds in the US, but only $10 million is being raised in these other countries.

110
2 years ago

The co-founders of the company Seers are trying to undo the stigma of the “office dog”. They had their first pup, Mitzi, on the playground of Spotify's offices, and the company asked them to bring her to work. Now, she’s a dog who visits office visits from time to time to make sure that everyone is having a good time.

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2 years ago

This startup, which was founded in 2013, is building a tool for marketers to schedule Facebook ad campaigns.

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2 years ago

Founded in 2015, Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley-based startup incubator and seed fund. Y Combinator has invested in several companies that have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. It has also had several companies drop out of its program.

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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.

110
2 years ago

A new type of event registration system, which is a hybrid of Google Apps and Eventbrite. The company’s founder says that while it currently is free, it will be a subscription model in the future. The startup was founded in June.

110
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.

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1 year ago

A company that helps people live longer, healthier lives by providing health tech to doctors. The startup’s founders say they’ve already raised $7.5 million, with plans to launch in early 2018.

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1 year ago

Founders came up with an idea for an app that would help people discover good food and drink in their neighborhood and pay for it.

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2 years ago

A startup that builds custom devices for businesses, such as a GPS-powered shelf for a refrigerator to keep track of stock, or a phone-controlled washing machine. It has raised $4.2 million in investments since it was founded in September.

109
2 years ago

An algorithmic startup that is a marketplace for job board ads, allowing companies to target their job search to a specific demographic. The company’s founders say they’ve raised $1.6 million in a round led by Greycroft Partners.

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2 years ago

 “A personal assistant for the last mile: an AI-powered tool that serves the last mile of travel needs of both humans and machines.” The startup, which was founded in May, seeks to take on the likes of Uber and Lyft with a new platform designed for last-mile travel.

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1 year ago

This startup has two co-founders, and they describe themselves as “…the first and only platform that helps [you] create and learn from inspiring and engaging content about personal finance, investing, and life.”

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8 days ago

A startup that aims to bring the “sharing economy” to farmers, who are often left out of the vast majority of transactions related to food, be it restaurants or grocery stores. The founders say that since they can use shared resources, they can cut the cost of a farm by 75%.

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2 years ago

A marketing software service for small and medium-sized companies. The company’s founders say they’re seeing a huge demand for the service from companies after a number of competitors have fallen by the wayside.

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2 years ago

A startup that offers a service to organize a team of employees. The startup’s team members are former YC founders, and they say they have over 1,000 customers.

108
2 years ago

A company building a customer service software platform that connects businesses with their customers via chat. Founded in 2017, they have over 2,000 customers.

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2 years ago

A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

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1 year ago

A startup that uses machine learning to help brands find the right person for the job. They claim to have found just the right person for 1,900 positions, including jobs at Uber and Goldman Sachs.

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1 year ago

A network for mobile phone users that connects them to legal services and legal professionals. The startup was founded in 2015 and is based in the UK.

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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.

107
2 years ago

A platform for photography that lets users sell photos against their copyright. The startup’s co-founder, Jake Sion, says it started as an homage to the Instagram addiction many have to sharing their photos.

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

A SaaS-based email marketing tool with an emphasis on design. The startup’s founders have raised nearly $500,000 in seed funding, including from Y Combinator, and have been named as YC’s top-ranked summer 2019 company.

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

CEO and co-founder, Josh, is a self-proclaimed "Serial Entrepreneur." He's built startups in the past five years, including a few that were acquired by larger tech companies.

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1 year ago

The startup’s pitch is that “we help people save money by visiting restaurants that are good, but not the best.” The app now has 100,000 users in the UK, and its founders say they’ll be able to expand globally if their funding round meets its goal.

106
2 years ago

A startup that allows people to create their own news organizations Some of the investors on this startup include the Knight Foundation and the Google News Initiative

105
2 years ago

Founders: Marta, Ryan. The two want to build a tech hub for the Latin American startup community. They want to give startups discounted office space, mentorship, and access to capital.

105
2 years ago

An automated subscription service that promises to send you a box of the best things it finds on the internet for you — and it’s free. It’s based on a Reddit post from early January in which the founder said he was “unemployed and bored” while on a trip.

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2 years ago

A company that helps athletes and other team members make sense of their training data. The startup was founded in November and is currently available in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston.

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1 year ago

As startups have left their desks behind, founders have become increasingly worried about their physical whereabouts, and have invented apps to help. In the new book, “Fearless: How to Be Unafraid and Do Anything,” entrepreneurs and founders like Dave McClure, David Karp, and Adam D’Angelo share their stories of building their companies in secret, and how they’ve gained confidence and fearlessness.

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1 year ago

A logistics platform for food-delivery services. The startup’s founders are now working with a number of food and beverage companies in the Bay Area, including Temescal Brewing.

105
2 years ago

A platform for connecting friends in real life with people they want to meet. The startup was founded by a former college roommate.

104
2 years ago

A startup that uses an IoT platform to automatically manage the delivery of goods in the same way that Amazon and Uber do. Founded in early 2019, they’re currently in talks with logistics companies in the US, Canada and Mexico.

104
2 years ago

A simple, intuitive app for buying and selling on Quora. The app’s founder says they have 1,800 active users and are planning to begin selling advertisements soon.

104
2 years ago

A platform that provides data-driven analytics to help guide companies in making the right decisions. They’re currently in early seed, with the founders describing their value as helping companies “make better decisions with less data”.

104
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies manage their supply chains by automatically matching products in inventory to orders. The founders have raised $1M in seed funding, with plans to expand to Europe.

104
2 years ago

The startup has built an app that uses the same camera and lighting effects found in Hollywood movies to make a video look like it was shot by a camera crew. The startup aims to make it easier for filmmakers to add these effects to their own footage.

104
2 years ago

Pinlighter is an online service for drugstores that gives customers a fast, easy, and personalized way to comparison-shop for prescription drugs. The startup, which has raised $2.3M, was founded in October 2015 and now has more than 1,000 customers in the Chicago area.

103
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses buy and sell excess inventory. The startup’s founder says that they have over 15,000 businesses using the platform and over $1 million of inventory moving through the system.

103
2 years ago

A company that helps non-profits and foundations streamline their operations by using software to connect their various databases and systems.

103
2 years ago

A platform for creating and publishing video content with multiple channels. The startup, which was founded in August, is building on the video-sharing platform LIV. It lets users create and publish video content via a combination of Instagram and Facebook.

103
2 years ago

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

103
2 years ago

A market research and recruiting tool for the beauty industry. The startup’s founders say they have already worked with brands like Revlon and L’Oréal.

103
2 years ago

A new take on digital advertising that seeks to take over the desktop space. The founders say it’s the first product that can put advertising on every desktop screen. It’s also intended to be a “frictionless” experience for users, removing the need to navigate multiple ad networks or pay for ads.

102
2 years ago

A mobile app that connects people looking to buy a new home with a realtor who can help them get an offer in writing. The founders say they’re already working with over 100 companies in real estate, including Robinsons Homes and Landmark.

102
2 years ago

A platform for professional book authors who want to sell their books through Amazon. The startup’s founders say they’re working on integrations with other retailers like iTunes and Google Play and are making it easier for authors to sell their books to readers.

101
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.

101
2 years ago

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

101
2 years ago

A platform for customers to customize the fit and feel of their clothing, the startup was founded in October of 2018 and has an iOS app that launched in November of 2018

101
2 years ago

A tool for managing campaign budgets, tracking spending, and analyzing success. The startup was founded in March and raised $2.5 million from Y Combinator.

101
2 years ago

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

101
1 year ago

The most influential students in the YC community are the founders and co-founders of YC startups. These are founders that have gone on to found their own companies in the seven years since YC.

101
2 years ago

A self-hosted online classroom for teachers, allowing them to bring their classes online. They’re looking for co-founders to help build out the platform.

100
2 years ago

A company that helps companies deal with the challenge of web sales. It was founded by the former chief executive of Gilt Groupe, an e-commerce fashion company.

100
2 years ago

A healthy, fast, and affordable way to get food delivered. It’s a millennial company, with the founders calling themselves a “health-food lifestyle brand”.

100
2 years ago

A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

100
2 years ago

Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

100
2 years ago

A digital assistant that helps teachers manage grading. The founders say it has an “A+ grade” and is already being used in twenty schools.

100
2 years ago

A new startup that wants to provide a way for investors to connect with companies in the early stages of development, with a focus on B2B companies. The founder said it has around $24 million in funding so far, and has already worked with companies like TaskRabbit, Instacart, and Stripe.

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1 year ago

B2B companies are more likely to use YC-backed startups as employees, as compared to one where the founders are located in the Bay Area.

100
2 years ago

A maker of software to help create and organize personas for online marketing. It’s currently available for free, though the founders are looking to go premium.

99
2 years ago

A tool for users to get feedback on projects. The startup was founded by serial entrepreneur and former CEO of Upwork.

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2 years ago

The accelerator is based in New York's Brooklyn neighborhood, and was founded in February 2015. It is sponsored by MasterCard, and has attracted companies from around the world, including Colombia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

99
2 years ago

In the US, there are a lot of jobs that pay the minimum wage. The startup is based in the Philippines, and its founder says it’s easy to get a job there for the minimum wage, but hard to get paid more.

99
2 years ago

A platform that helps people create “e-vites” for any event. The company’s founders have approached companies like Slack and Apple about integrating the company’s service into their products.

99
1 year ago

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

99
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies manage their product lifecycles and is currently being used by “leading global brands,” as per the founders.

98
2 years ago

A digital marketplace for freelance designers. The startup’s founders want to build a marketplace that helps businesses and designers work together on projects.

98
2 years ago

An online platform for sharing and selling small tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and other DIY goods. The company’s founders say they want to make it easy for people to find and sell their tools, and the startup is planning to add more categories and tools in the future.

98
1 year ago

An online platform that allows people to rent out their homes while they travel. The company’s founders say that the business is growing rapidly.

98
1 year ago

“The Motley Fool” is a U.S. financial and investing blog and website, founded in 1996.

98
2 years ago

The founders of this company hope to make it easier for people to book professional services online, allowing them to book a haircut from a stylist or a plumber from a service rep.

97
1 year ago

A developer’s toolkit that lets you build apps that work across all the major operating systems. The startup was founded by ex-Google employees.

97
2 years ago

A platform that connects lenders to people who have bad credit to pay loans back on time. The company’s cofounder, David Leon, says the company is profitable, has more than $1.3 million in loans, and has been servicing loans for over a year.

96
2 years ago

The company’s founders have raised over $400,000 in funding to date, making it one of the fastest-growing startups in the space.

96
2 years ago

A platform for tracking which email and social media inboxes people check, and which ones they just don’t. Their Co-founder says they’re already working with more than 1,000 customers, and their first product in the works is a “personas” platform for businesses, which helps brands better understand who their customers are.

96
8 months ago

A platform that makes it easier for customers to build their own websites. The startup, which was founded in June, wants to help companies, particularly small businesses, create their own websites without a developer.

96
2 years ago

A platform that connects people looking to go back to school with students willing to help each other out with things like homework, tutoring, and test prep. The founders say they’ve already helped more than 6,000 students fill out their applications and get into the class of their dreams.

95
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform that connects landlord’s with tenants in need of a place to live and gives them a credit score. The startup’s founders say that there are already over $90 billion worth of real estate assets currently sitting idle.

95
2 years ago

A chatbot-based service that helps businesses sell to those in their target markets. Founded by two Interactive Advertising Bureau employees, the company wants to build “your friend in advertising” — a tool that helps you buy a product or service with a personalized conversation.

95
2 years ago

A startup founded by Apple alum, which aims to make it easier for people to clean their devices. In exchange for every $10 the company makes, it donates $1 to environmental causes.

95
2 years ago

A startup that helps organizations manage and use data in a more meaningful way. The startup’s founders say their first product will be an app that helps people with diabetes manage their blood glucose.

94
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

94
2 years ago

A tool for finding out how many people have downloaded your app, and how many have used it in the past week. The founders say that it’s been integrated into 75 different apps, and that they’ve seen a 20% increase in user retention and engagement once they started using it, with a 50% increase in revenue.

94
2 years ago

As Seen On TV is a YouTube channel that reviews and shares videos from the shows that air on TLC, the Discovery Channel, and History Channel. It was founded in January 2015.

94
1 year ago

A platform that connects users to the right data and people to do the right work for them. The company’s founders say the tool will help companies build and scale their business more efficiently.

94
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.

94
2 years ago

In the meantime, the company’s founders have named the ghost town of Dry Fork, North Carolina.

93
2 years ago

A company that creates software for individuals and small businesses that allows users to digitize and store paper documents in the cloud. The company was founded in 2014.

92
2 years ago

A platform for recruiters, meant to help them find talent. The startup, which was founded in May, already has 2 paying customers.

92
2 years ago

Cofounder of the company, a former commercial real estate agent, says she knew nothing about the fintech industry until she started researching it in 2017.

92
2 years ago

A new product by the founders of a popular open-source project, allowing people to see all of their files on file servers and get them to sync with their desktop.

91
2 years ago

The startup, which was founded in June, wants to help manufacturers scale up their production of custom items quickly and easily.

91
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find the cheapest flight options. The company was founded in 2015 by Stanford grads Diego Lozano and David Smith.

91
2 years ago

An e-commerce for the under-served, aimed at those who want to buy a good but don’t have the means to do so. The founders believe that “goods are the new money”, and that the startup has the chance to be a “new currency” for the poor.

90
2 years ago

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

90
2 years ago

A tool for VPs to book travel for their teams. The founders say it’s best suited to larger companies like CPGs and banks, but the idea could have broader applicability.

90
2 years ago

The idea is to be an online marketplace for companies to buy and sell their parts. Each part has a unique identifier that allows them to track their whereabouts. The founders say they have raised $8.5 million to date and are already working with over 10 companies.

90
1 year ago

A startup that provides customers with the ability to pay bills, bank transfers, and other expenses with their mobile phones. The company’s founders say they’ve already signed up 300,000 users and are working to expand their service to other countries.

90
8 months ago

A startup that acts as a broker for the sale of private homes and holiday rentals. Founded in 2016, it has 1,000+ customers in the UK.

90
2 years ago

A peer-to-peer marketplace for reclaimed building material, with a well-documented process for sourcing and ensuring quality before selling. The company’s founders are also part of a collective that works to repair Habitat for Humanity homes.

89
2 years ago

A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

89
2 years ago

A tool that allows people to create their own digital currency, or “pre-sale tokens”, then sell them to investors. The startup’s founders say they’re already working with a handful of early-stage startups.

89
2 years ago

An HR platform for startups and solo founders, offering a way to track progress on team building goals, and check in on how everyone is doing day-to-day.

89
1 year ago

The founders of this startup are former execs from major media companies including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. They’ve built a tool to help brands and agencies keep up with the news, and have launched in over 2,000 companies.

89
2 years ago

The Y Combinator summer school is a four-week program that teaches computer science fundamentals to top-tier high school students. The program was launched in 2010 by Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator.

88
2 years ago

A software company that helps businesses better define and measure the impact of their marketing campaigns. The company’s founders say their platform has already helped businesses like Blue Apron and Fandango “get more value for their marketing dollars.”

88
1 year ago

"A company that helps businesses go from idea to profitable reality. We help founders build ideas from day one and help them launch them successfully."

88
1 year ago

The company is building a platform for managing citizen dialog on local issues. The cofounders say that more than $6 billion is spent on lobbying each year, and the platform would make it easier for citizens to have their voices heard in government.

88
2 years ago

A mobility platform that connects businesses with the right tools to make it easier for drivers to earn income by delivering packages and other items. The startup’s co-founder, Alex Boussard, says they’ve already seen interest from a number of major companies and has even managed to raise a few million dollars in funding.

87
2 years ago

The startup’s founders say they want to be the company that “solves the ‘I can’t find my team’ problem.” It wants to be the new way of tracking employees, replacing spreadsheets and HR systems with a single, secure system.

87
2 years ago

City-state management software company, enabling governments to be more dynamic, efficient, and effective. The startup was founded in May, and has over 50 clients nationwide.

87
1 year ago

A tool for the hospitality industry to manage attendee profiles. One of the founders previously worked at Airbnb.

87
1 year ago

A company that provides software that helps small businesses to operate better, faster, and more efficiently. It’s a cloud-based service that helps small businesses staff sales, accounting, and other functions. The startup has raised over $4.6 million in funding, and found itself in the news recently for an employee lawsuit.

87
1 year ago

The Startup Genome is a resource for founders and investors. It covers early stage

87
2 years ago

This startup makes it easy to integrate customer data from various sources into a single platform. The company’s co-founder was formerly a product manager at Google.

86
2 years ago

A software company that wants to help the legal profession connect with attorneys across the country. The company’s founder says they’ve already signed up over 2,000 lawyers and are working on a nationwide expansion.

86
1 year ago

Y Combinator alum Dan Ellis and co-founder Andrew Conway came up with the idea to make an app that would help people use Microsoft Excel more efficiently. The startup, which has raised $1.3 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz , works with large companies to help them get their work into Excel faster.

86
1 year ago

The startup is building a platform that allows developers to build apps that integrate with Amazon Echo. It’s a side project for the founders of the company.

86
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses gather data about their customers, and is now expanding to help retailers do the same. The company’s founding team previously worked at Google Analytics.

85
2 years ago

This startup and its founders were inspired by the story of their friend who had to wait two years to get a colonoscopy. They want to make the process easier.

85
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.

85
2 years ago

A complete package of functionality for startups to implement into their iOS and Android apps. Its founders say that it’s different from a framework in that it is its own full stack.

85
1 year ago

A B2B data analytics platform for financial services companies, most importantly banks. The company was founded in 2016 and has raised $3.7M.

85
1 year ago

A platform that helps people make music together using the tools they’re already using. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, ZipCar founder Robin Chase, and Dropbox founder Drew Houston.

85
1 year ago

A cloud-based platform that provides end-to-end accounting upgrades for small businesses. The company was founded by two former Intuit employees.

85
2 years ago

This is a mobile application that helps people find the nearest bus stop for their commute. It’s more than just a tool to find routes, the app also provides real-time alerts to riders who are nearby, letting them know when the next bus is arriving. Founded in June, the startup has plans to expand to other cities and has run tests in San Francisco and Minneapolis.

84
2 years ago

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

84
2 years ago

A web app for making artisanal soap, in which users can set up recipes and create their own soap. The startup’s founder says it’s like an online Tupperware party for soap-makers.

84
2 years ago

A tool for patient-doctor communication. The startup was founded by a Harvard MD who saw a need to improve communication between patients and physicians. The company is already collecting patient data in some markets, and will be bringing the product to the US in the next couple of months.

84
2 years ago

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

84
1 year ago

An online hub for people who are visually-impaired and hard of hearing. The site’s founders say that they’re currently in talks with hearing suppliers to help them build a suite of apps for users.

84
1 year ago

A startup for crowd-sourcing, developed by the founders of Yelp, to help providers compete for customers. It’s currently a beta app, but the founders say it will be available for businesses to use in the coming weeks. If it catches on, it could disrupt the way users find and book services by grouping a person’s needs in front of a provider that has been vetted by the community.

84
1 year ago

A company that provides a “wearable” device for monitoring blood sugar. It was founded in Boston by a team of MIT graduates.

84
1 year ago

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

84
1 year ago

A startup co-founded by Y Combinator alum Sam Altman, this is a social network where you can make friends with the people you meet through the app. Users pay for memberships and can then message and chat with others on the platform.

84
1 year ago

Recode is a project from Cheddar that provides video interviews with the founders of startups in the technology sector.

84
27 days ago

A customer service app called "Helpful" that allows customers to get help 24/7. The startup was founded by a former product manager at Google and Square.

84
2 years ago

Chatbook is building an app for people to record their travel. The startup won a $40,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to build out its mobile app. It’s intended to help people remember their adventures in a more visual way.

83
2 years ago

A live broadcast company for athletes and sports teams. The founders say they want to focus on live streams because of the way they’ve grown in the past few years. Their product is currently a free service, but the founders say they plan to add a paid service to compete with Facebook’s suite of sports and entertainment streams.

83
1 year ago

A fixer-upper app, with a focus on home renovations. Founded by a pair of ex-Googlers, it allows users to record their repairs on a map to see how they match up with others.

83
18 days ago

A startup that wants to build an online marketplace for labor and skills. The company’s founders say that the $2 trillion global services market is underserved by the $200 billion services market that already exists, and the company wants to fill that gap.

83
2 years ago

A sassy, sarcastic assistant that works on mobile. The startup’s founder, after building a small app for the same purpose, decided to build a full-fledged assistant, which works on mobile.

82
2 years ago

A vertical website that allows people to write about their experiences with different products and services. It was built by the founders of HackerYou, a startup that helped people connect with each other and build software in the same way Facebook and other social networks did.

82
1 year ago

A student loan refinancing startup that promises to reduce interest rates. It just closed a $10 million round, and its founders said they’re targeting 15% of student loan holders.

82
1 year ago

This startup is building a digital bank account in India. The founders say it’s a simpler, cheaper alternative to the physical ATM cards found in most cities.

82
2 years ago

A startup for bands to put out their music for sale without the hassle of a label. The company is based out of Philadelphia, and is backed by the founders of the label of the same name.

81
2 years ago

An automated way for companies to build their own mobile applications. The startup’s founders say that it allows companies to create applications without having to hire developers or design them from scratch.

81
2 years ago

A project of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is the largest global network of entrepreneurs, young professionals, and innovators. The network’s purpose is to connect the global network of young professionals with the global community of entrepreneurs. The network was founded by the World Economic Forum and Swiss Re in January 2016, with the first annual Global Shaper Summit taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Over the summer of 2016, the World Economic Forum announced that it would be partnering with the Global Shapers Community to create the World Economic Forum Young Entrepreneur Council, which completed its first meeting in October 2016.

81
1 year ago

An email marketing tool that integrates with all of your favorite email clients. The startup’s founders say they’ve already closed $1.5 million in pre-launch investment.

81
2 years ago

A platform that helps connect female entrepreneurs with investors. Its founders are hoping to reach 1 million female founders in the next 10 years.

80
2 years ago

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

80
2 years ago

A solution for restaurants to manage their daily operations, including ordering, inventory, and payroll. The founders say that they currently have over 80 customers, including Chipotle and Starbucks.

80
1 year ago

An on-demand e-commerce marketplace for consumers, like those found on Etsy and Shopify. The startup wants to help consumers buy the right products and get the right discounts, while helping businesses manage their online sales and inventory.

80
1 year ago

A company that builds a way to observe and track the movement of people in real time through a smartphone application. It’s a way to keep celebrities safe at festivals and other events. The founders say they’ve already been approached by several celebrities to use their product.

80
1 year ago

An agency that was founded in 2016 and has raised $4.7M. The company has raised $500k in seed funding. It was selected as a Gartner Cool Vendors in Healthcare CSP in 2017.

80
1 year ago

A Tinder-like app for finding local businesses. Founded by two former Coinbase employees, it has a basic but growing user base.

80
2 years ago

The Berkeley-headquartered organization was founded in 2011 to encourage entrepreneurship among middle-class Americans. It has a $50 million budget and has invested in more than 200 startups.

79
2 years ago

A software company that tracks and analyzes water usage in the United States. The startup is led by a guy who also founded a company called Aquatech that tracked water usage in the US in the 1990s.

79
2 years ago

A startup that helps people buy inexpensive, discounted tickets to live music, theater, and sporting events. The new company’s founding team is from Ticketfly, a platform that brings together event tickets and other forms of entertainment.

79
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps workers better organize their tasks on the go. The company’s co-founder believe that most of the information workers have on their phones isn’t being used.

79
1 year ago

A tool for quick and easy online payments. The startup’s founders say that customers are demanding a more efficient way to pay. They are planning to launch a product in the next few months.

79
1 year ago

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

79
1 year ago

The company’s founders have been called "the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the Indian startup scene" by a reporter in Quartz.

79
11 months ago

An “Uber for dog walking”, which the founders say is “like the Uber of dog walking”. The company is planning to bridge the gap between the gig economy and the traditional dog-walking industry.

79
1 year ago

A set of tools to help make a mobile app. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a

78
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easy for companies to build apps for their customers, by building an app store for developers to build apps for their customers. The startup’s founder tells us that he’s gotten 10,000 signups in 2 weeks.

78
1 year ago

The startup, which was founded in March, is building a platform that helps users translate their spoken language into text.

78
2 years ago

A software company that’s helping people organize their finances on their phones. The software was built by the founder of a financial services company that was acquired by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.

77
2 years ago

A company that launched a Kickstarter campaign to find a team to help companies get better at implementing agile processes. They think they've found a winning formula, and want to hire people to help ten companies to adapt their processes to the lean startup model.

77
2 years ago

The Startup Grind Philly Meetup is a group of local entrepreneurs, investors, and other startup enthusiasts who regularly gather to talk about entrepreneurship, funding, and startups in Philadelphia. The event is organized by a variety of organizations including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The Foundry and the Philadelphia Technology Alliance.

77
2 years ago

A platform for helping people find their dream homes. The founders say they’ve helped people find their dream house in as little as 10 days.

77
1 year ago

A company that helps companies aggregate and visualize their suppliers’ product data. The startup is based in the UK and was founded in August.

77
1 year ago

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

77
1 year ago

A web app that helps teachers organize their lessons, then share them with colleagues. The startup’s founders are veterans of the education sector and the product is meant to serve as a kind of “Google Docs for teachers.”

77
1 year ago

The founders of this cloud-based recruiting startup say that they’ve discovered that many people don’t have a good idea of what their job responsibilities are. They’re building an application that can help people figure that out, and then identify the best fit for each position in the pool.

77
2 years ago

A startup that helps businesses put in place nightly automated processes. The founders say their product helps companies be more efficient and automate processes like payroll, warehouse operations and inventory control.

76
1 year ago

A cryptocurrency exchange for non-accredited investors. The company’s founders have said they’d like to build a decentralized exchange for non-accredited investors.

76
1 year ago

The startup, founded in April, is building an AI that can help people monitor and engage with their health. People can use the AI to keep track of their weight and health, and the AI will send them recommendations on how they can improve it.

76
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.

76
1 year ago

The founders walked away from their jobs in the technology industry to focus on food, and built a tech app that makes it easier and cheaper for restaurants to source from local farmers.

76
2 years ago

A startup to help people find and hire affordable child care. The founders say their model of the business, which has a token-based system, is open to regulation.

75
2 years ago

A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

75
1 year ago

A startup aiming to create an insurance program that helps small businesses with insurance costs. The startup currently has a grant from the National Science Foundation.

75
1 year ago

 A global P2P insurance marketplace that aims to disrupt the traditional insurance market. Founded in July, the startup is currently in beta.

75
11 months ago

A company that wants to build out a “citizen army” of robots that can do warehouse work and increase efficiency. The founders claim they can do the same work in half the time by pairing robots with humans.

75
2 years ago

A company that helps companies with bookkeeping, and aims to do it all online. They pitch themselves as something like a “full-service accounting platform,” complete with invoicing, payments, and accounting integrations. The company was founded in 2015, and has been profitable in its first year.

74
2 years ago

In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

74
2 years ago

A startup that will make it easier for companies to take their vacation time. Founders say it’s designed to be a more affordable alternative to the likes of Voyageur, which charges $50 for the service and $99 per person.

74
1 year ago

A software company that helps retailers sell their products on Amazon.com. The founders say they are seeing 100% conversion rates on Amazon and “super-high” sales numbers.

74
1 year ago

The founders want to build a way for people to monetize their work through a new, more transparent, and more scalable model.

74
2 years ago

Combining the ease with which inter-city carpooling apps like UberPool and Lyft Line can be found with a new approach to making the rides more affordable, by adding a personal concierge to the ride to help with navigation, scheduling and other tasks.

73
2 years ago

The company plans to be the first in the world to bring 5G mobile to the masses. Its founders want to offer the first 5G mobile internet service in the world, with the first cities getting service in early 2019.

73
2 years ago

and Founded in 2011, it’s a cloud-based platform for managing enterprise data; a startup that’s building a data warehouse for the government

73
2 years ago

A startup that helps foreign companies find workers in the US. The startup’s founders say they’ve already had over 25,000 job postings on their platform.

73
1 year ago

An online community for entrepreneurs and innovators. With over 3,000 members, it’s hosted by a number of founders, including Evan Williams. The startup has raised $8M to date.

73
1 year ago

In November, 2018, YC alumni and partners went on to found

73
1 year ago

A startup that’s bringing Bitcoin into the physical world, with a prepaid debit card and a physical debit card. The founders want to make Bitcoin universally usable, and are building a physical card to use at stores, ATMs, and anywhere else.

73
1 year ago

 The startup wants to be a marketplace for people to sell their used stuff. Its focus is on new-to-market products, but founders say they’d be open to selling used products as well.

73
2 years ago

A tool for students that helps them track their progress and see how they’re doing in class. The company’s founders say they’re already working with a variety of colleges across the country.

72
2 years ago

A plan to build a messaging app that’ll be a hybrid of Slack and WhatsApp. The founders say that messaging apps are the fastest growing apps in the world, and that they want to create something that’s better than both.

72
2 years ago

 The coworking space is part of a larger effort to help women get into technology, either by connecting them to mentors or allowing them to work at an office without the need for a co-founder.

72
2 years ago

The founders say their startup is building a more useful version of the Skype-like messaging platform Slack. Businesses use the platform to send documents or share information.

72
2 years ago

Founded by a former Google executive, the company is looking to bring AI to the design business. The startup’s first product is a tool that helps designers prototype a product with a drawing tool.

72
1 year ago

A company that helps other startups find a founder, as well as help them with the process of finding a co-founder.

72
8 months ago

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

72
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that helps you connect with lenders who can provide you with capital for your business. Notable for being a woman-founded startup (two of the three founders are women).

71
2 years ago

A software stack for claims processing. The company, founded by a former legal executive, aims to reduce the cost of claims processing by 10-20%. It has raised $5.1 million in funding.

71
1 year ago

 A startup that aims to be the Uber of online tutoring and tests.  It’s a relatively new startup, founded in April.

71
1 year ago

A platform that allows merchants and brands to focus on their core products and services over general marketing efforts. The startup’s co-founder is the co-founder of the company that created Yo, the first social network for mobile devices.

71
1 year ago

A set of tools to help build out a mobile app without having to know a lot about how to code. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a year, and says they’ve already secured $300,000 in funding.

71
9 months ago

A group of four co-founders who launched the software for digital assistants in February, who then later launched a hardware startup.

71
1 year ago

The startup founded by a former General Electric executive, wants to use AI and a custom-designed nanotechnology solution to make drinking water taste better.

70
1 year ago

According to the 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, there were over 2.4 million startup founders working in the United States.

70
6 months ago

A matchmaking app that lets you find people who need help with their hobbies, which is like a community of hobbyists and enthusiasts. Founded in March.

70
1 year ago

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

69
1 year ago

While this is a new company, the founders’ past experience and work on other startups and products and their location in São Paulo, Brazil, makes it an interesting choice.

69
9 months ago

The startup is developing a system that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help physicians screen for diseases like cancer and heart disease. The startup was founded by MIT alumni.

69
7 months ago

The founder of this startup wants to do for video marketing what Spotify has done for music.

69
2 years ago

A platform for booking a ride-share with Uber or Lyft. It is a competitor to UberRush, a company founded by former Uber and Lyft employees that allows ridesharing users to book a ride from a driver without a credit card.

68
2 years ago

Cofounder of the company, a former financial industry analyst, began researching the fintech industry in 2017. She found a dearth of female founders in the space. In her startup’s pitch deck, she highlights several female founders as part of the company’s advisory board.

68
1 year ago

The founder of Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science education more accessible, wants to create a foundation to encourage high school students to learn software and programming.

68
1 year ago

This August, TechCrunch reported that Instagram was in talks with Facebook to acquire the company for as much as $1 billion. Instagram, which was founded in 2010, is based in San Francisco, and is a popular photography app that has more than 300 million users around the world. It was acquired by Facebook in 2012, and Facebook has since used Instagram to promote its other products, including Instagram Stories, and advertisements. Instagram has been a big investment for Facebook, and many think it has been one of the company's most successful acquisitions. However, Instagram's popularity has led to a lot of negative press coverage about the user data that Facebook has access to.

68
1 year ago

A startup working to democratize credit in the developing world, creating a new financial product that would give people access to credit in a way they haven’t had before. The company, which was founded in India, wants to make it more affordable for people in the developing world to use and maintain credit.

68
1 year ago

A digital platform for training and mentorship, founded by user-experience designers. A platform to foster a community of designers, technical writers, and marketers who share their expertise.

68
1 year ago

This startup, based in the US, is building a way to connect brands and their customers. The company’s co-founder says they’ve already had over 1,000 customers sign up.

68
9 months ago

This is a mobile app that allows users to share the results of their home energy usage with other users. It’s currently being used by 2,000 users in the UK, and the founders plan to expand to the US in the next few months.

68
1 year ago

In India, startups are still mostly in the B2B space, with a few exceptions. India’s largest startup is Flipkart, which is the world’s largest online retailer. It was founded in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal.

67
1 year ago

VentureBeat is an American technology news and media company based in New York City. It was founded in 2009 as a print publication, and has since expanded to include a website and mobile apps, and became a venture-backed startup.

67
1 year ago

The founders of this company started it to help people in the US and UK keep track of their medication. It’s currently available for iOS.

67
1 year ago

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

67
1 year ago

A software-as-a-service company that helps B2B companies automate and secure their supply chains, a niche the founders say is worth $50 billion.

67
10 days ago

A messaging app that allows users to interact in real-time with voice, video and text. The company launched in 2014, but is now pivoting to private messaging, said co-founder and CEO, who has a background in robotics and robotics technology.

67
1 year ago

A startup from the founder of Tumbr, which helps companies to engage with customers on Facebook.

66
1 year ago

A subscription-free, open-source messaging platform for teams. The startup’s founders say they want to transform how groups collaborate.

66
1 year ago

The founders of this startup are best known for building the most popular and successful startup accelerator in the world. They’re now moving into a new area, with a new accelerator format that’s aimed at helping teams build products for specific industries.

66
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.

66
1 year ago

A company that helps small restaurants and cafeterias provide food for their employees. The co-founders say they have taken on $1 million in orders in their first year.

66
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make live video marketing as simple as possible for brands. The company’s founders say they’ve already helped over 1,000 brands, and are having success with brands like Best Buy.

65
7 months ago

The startup’s founders say they’re the first to offer a marketplace for like-minded people to share their unique skills and talents with each other.

65
3 months ago

A pitch from a pair of former YC founders, who say they’re using self-driving cars to help Detroit’s homeless.

65
1 year ago

A company that focuses on customer engagement for retailers and restaurants. It’s currently in beta for 10,000 users, and the founders say they’re looking to expand to markets outside the US.

64
1 year ago

A platform connecting founders with investors for seed-stage funding.

64
1 year ago

A platform that links together online marketplaces, shopping carts, and inventory management. The startup’s founders say it’s a better fit for small businesses than existing solutions.

63
1 year ago

A startup that lets companies and teams track how they spend money and how much they’re saving, for tax purposes. The startup was founded by two former PayPal employees and launched in May 2019.

63
1 year ago

The company’s founders say they’ve developed a product called The Future of Productivity, which is a way for people to map their processes to a set of rules, and to share their achievements with a community of peers.

63
9 months ago

The founders of this startup are building a platform to connect “tech people who want to do things but can’t afford to buy equipment” with people who want to give them advice.

63
8 months ago

A platform that helps people manage media content and make money on it. The company, which was founded in March, is a marketplace of videos, images, and other digital media that are monetized by users.

63
14 days ago

A company that provides real-time GPS mapping for construction projects. Founder/CEO Sreenivasan has worked at companies such as Mapbox and Mapzen, and was the founding CEO of the open source platform OpenStreetMap.

63
2 years ago

Profile’s founders say it’s like Pinterest, but for the fashion industry.

62
1 year ago

This startup is building a network of thousands of assistants who are the point of contact for people who need help with their health. The startup’s founders wanted to create a version of Amazon’s Alexa that could help people manage their health.

62
1 year ago

The startup wants to build a way for people to manage their digital assets via their mobile device. The startup says they’ve built a mobile app that can be used to create a digital presence for local businesses and brands. Co-founders say they’ve been doing extensive research on the best way to adopt blockchain technology.

62
1 year ago

A tool to help companies manage their IT infrastructure from a single dashboard. The startup was founded by two former Cisco employees.

62
1 year ago

A platform for managing and tracking intellectual property. The startup’s founders say they have “tripled their revenue as we scale to help more inventors create and protect their inventions.”

62
1 year ago

This startup is founded by former Google employees and aims to be the “Uber of recruiting”, allowing companies to list their job openings for remote employees.

62
2 years ago

The startup’s cofounders say they want to be the company that takes “the unknown hassle out of hiring” by eliminating time-consuming steps like job applications and paperwork. It also wants to help small businesses scale by removing the need for a HR department.

61
2 years ago

A money transfer service for the African market. The startup is launching in Cameroon in August and will expand to other countries as it progresses. The founders say their product is already being used in more than 60 countries.

61
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses get off the ground, with a library of tools that help companies with marketing, accounting, and sales. Company founders started it after seeing that many small businesses are launching on Facebook and taking on extra expenses to grow.

61
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses manage their payments and invoices, which the founders say is significantly more effective than spreadsheets. It aims to be a full-stack solution for companies in need of a better way to manage their accounts receivable.

61
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a decentralized banking system. The founders say that banks are creating systems that are too expensive and too clunky to be used, and that the market is underserved — especially by credit cards, which are used by everyone in the world, but for which there’s no good way to transfer money across borders.

61
1 year ago

This startup designs and builds a line of “smart” showerheads that the founders say lets users control the temperature and pressure of the water through a smartphone app.

61
11 months ago

The startup is building a platform for companies to manage and track their insurance agents and sales reps. The founders say they have partnerships with over 200 insurance carriers.

61
16 days ago

A startup that makes it easier for Hispanic families to open a savings account for their kids, particularly the latchkey kids who aren’t old enough to have a bank account at their school. The startup’s founder says that he wants to keep his children from having to share their smartphones to stay in touch with friends, and that his kids understand the importance of saving money in order to achieve their aspirations.

61
1 year ago

A tool for various health-related startups. The startup helps startups on the cusp of launching gather advice from experts in the field. It charges a small fee starting at $99, but founder Alex Goodyear says it’s worth it for the experience.

60
1 year ago

A startup that lets companies receive real-time feedback on their customer service. The founders say that customer feedback is the number one driver of company growth.

60
1 year ago

Founded by a former product manager at Google, OnSwipe is building a platform that helps major brands and retailers drive sales. OnSwipe is working with a number of major brands, including Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus, and Target, as well as a number of retailers, including Build-A-Bear, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.

60
7 months ago

The big promise of this startup is a way to make your company’s data more usable. The founders say they can help companies get their data out of spreadsheets and into a platform they can actually use.

60
12 days ago

A social app that helps college kids manage their homework. The startup, which was founded in May, has 3,000 students signed up to its service

60
1 year ago

The startup's founders say they help companies in the $50B+ technology industry find top technical talent and make sure they spend the right amount of time and money on the right people.

59
1 year ago

 A group of women who teach other women how to be more confident in being sick. The founders say that their videos have over 1 million views.

59
1 year ago

The founders of this company want to build a more connected and secure version of Amazon’s Alexa, one that can work with smart home devices and allow users to access the internet through their voice.

59
1 year ago

A tool for creating more efficient, effective marketing campaigns for small businesses. Its founders say that a lot of small business owners could improve their marketing by using better tools.

59
1 year ago

As a company that offers a service to connect freelancers with employers, Cofoundr has an exclusive relationship with a major content distribution platform.

59
1 year ago

The startup, which was founded in 2010, builds software that helps companies manage their supply chains. The idea is to build software that automates all the tedious work of managing different vendors, suppliers, and shipping.

59
1 year ago

Founded in May, this startup wants to connect job-seekers to employers. In addition to helping people find jobs, the startup promises to help employers find the best candidates, and even suggests the best language and time for job interviews.

59
1 year ago

“From the outside, our team is probably the most diverse in the YC batch [of the past five years],” says cofounder Raman Harsh, an MIT alum. “There are no limits on race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.”

59
1 year ago

An insurance company for the under-35 market. The founders say they have a 20% conversion rate for under-35s.

59
1 year ago

A way to get food delivered from the market to your doorstep. Founder Josh Wilson says he’s already signed a deal with a local deli to deliver.

59
7 months ago

A digital platform that allows companies to pay medical bills in monthly installments. The startup, which was founded in August, wants to make medical bills more affordable for patients.

59
1 year ago

A company that helps companies create video campaigns, including the production and editing of videos. Founded in December 2017, the company has raised $1.1 million from a number of investors.

58
1 year ago

A group of founders from NYC, San Francisco and Mumbai came together to solve the challenge of securing data in the cloud. The startup provides a way to encrypt and decrypt files and data in the cloud that’s compliant with HIPAA and GDPR standards.

58
1 year ago

According to its founders, this startup wants to be “the first social network to build a community of financial advisors”, helping advisors find clients.

58
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that helps companies create, manage, and get feedback on their campaigns. It’s currently being used for over 100 campaigns, raised over $30 million in funding, and the founders have spent over a year building it.

58
1 year ago

A startup that helps connect a person’s home energy use to the company they work for. The startup’s founders say they’ve already been able to help a customer save $100 a month.

58
1 year ago

This is a new way to sell your stuff on an app. Founded in January, Papago helps people sell their items on its marketplace. The marketplace has four categories: stuff, collectables, household items, and vehicles. Members can post their items on the site for 24 hours, and if no one buys it, the item goes back to the seller’s inventory. If someone buys it, the seller gets paid in bitcoin.

58
11 months ago

In this video, a startup founder runs through a list of companies:

58
8 months ago

A platform that allows people to book, pay for, and schedule local services with a third party. It was co-founded by two people from Kiwi.co and Zirtual.

58
3 days ago

A company that has created a device designed to keep people active under the guise of being a “gym ball.” The startup is currently focused on helping people age 65 or older maintain their fitness level, and the founders say they’ve sold over a thousand of the devices so far.

58
1 year ago

A new way for startups to launch, with a “pay-as-you-go” model for founders and employees. It allows companies to grow without having to engage in the long, expensive process of raising a round.

57
1 year ago

A platform for trading cryptocurrencies. The company has raised $1.3 million from investors including Y Combinator, Foundation Capital and Founders Fund. The company has raised $2.2 million total.

57
10 months ago

A company that teaches employees how to ask for a raise.  The startup, which was founded in May, takes survey data from employees and charts their salary levels, to help them identify areas for potential increases.

57
7 months ago

Founders of this two-person startup are the former founders of the startup that made the popular budgeting app Due.

57
1 year ago

A “smart” speaker that works like a smart home appliance, but which can also control your smart home appliances (like your lights and thermostat). It can work with a variety of IoT devices, and the founders say it will be in the market in the next 12 months.

56
1 year ago

The founders of Rancher Labs are using the data they’ve collected to build AI tools for companies to manage their infrastructure.

56
10 months ago

A startup that wants to optimize workflows for video and photo editing by ensuring that the right tools are available for the right task at the right time. The company, which was founded in May, has worked with partners including Adobe and Apple.

56
4 months ago

A platform that helps companies grow their salesforce. Founded in September 2017, in the first week it managed to close over $1.7 million in deals.

56
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.

55
1 year ago

A platform for small businesses to manage their bookkeeping, invoicing, accounting and payroll. The startup, which was founded in 2017, has a mobile app that lets users pay their bills, check their accounts and get invoices.

55
1 year ago

This company is working on using AI and data to customize pricing for businesses. The founders say they’ve already signed up hundreds of businesses, and are looking to roll out an API and dashboard soon.

55
1 year ago

A platform for advertisers to manage pay-per-click campaigns for digital media, including banner ads, video ads, and native ads. Its founder, Michael Poulsen, says he’s brought in $10,000 in revenue since its inception in May.

55
7 months ago

A tool to help small businesses access business loans. The company’s founders claim that they have already signed up 450 companies in a week, and plan to grow to over 10,000 by the end of the year.

55
12 days ago

A startup that helps groups of people find free concerts in cities across the world. The startup, which was founded in May, has been featured on Forbes and has 2,000 users for the app.

55
1 year ago

A product designed for students and young professionals, where one can send a request for a meeting, and the other can respond with a time and place. The company was founded in March, and is working on a handful of deals in Silicon Valley for the product.

54
1 year ago

One of the startup’s cofounders, Sumeet Singh, was born in India, raised in New Jersey, and still regularly wears a turban. Harsh and Singh met as PhD students at MIT.

54
1 year ago

Based on the startup’s founder’s work at Kiva, a nonprofit that helps people in poverty create micro loans, the startup wants to expand its service to provide people in the US loans at a lower cost. It currently serves small businesses in 30 US cities.

54
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses improve their marketing. The startup’s founders say they’ve built a “universal marketing plan” that helps small businesses launch new products and services and grow sales quickly.

54
1 year ago

A company founded to help people save money on their electric bills by investing in solar panels.

54
11 months ago

An online retailer of jeans for men, women and kids. Founded in 2015

54
10 months ago

In addition to the last column, each company’s founders would be listed in the “people” category. In the case where a company has multiple founders, alphabetical order is used.

54
6 months ago

A startup that makes smart contracts more usable by creating a visual editor, the startup’s founders say, a way to visually build out the functionality of a smart contract instead of just a programming language.

54
6 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.

54
7 days ago

A startup that builds an app that functions as a personal foundation for the consumer, offering insurance and investments with a flat-rate annual fee.

54
1 year ago

WellDoc is a medical record company that was founded by two doctors. It provides a service to all physicians to use patient information in electronic medical records to reduce costs and improve patient care.

53
1 year ago

The story of how the founder of a company that makes protective filters for mobile devices moved to China, raised funding, and founded a rival company.

53
1 year ago

A company that helps veteran owned businesses get military contracts. They’re looking for a co-founder to help scale their operations.

53
1 year ago

A new company that solves the problem of building and managing data pipelines and data warehouses. Founded in 2014, the company is still based in San Francisco and raising its Series A.

53
1 year ago

A company that sells carbon credits to investors and helps them inv