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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

A way to hire nannies in San Francisco.

246
3 years ago

According to a report by TechCrunch, the San Francisco based coworking space, WeWork, is looking to raise another round of investments at a valuation of $8 billion. WeWork has been growing rapidly, and has been a major success in the US. However, the multi-billion-dollar valuation has not been met by the pace of growth, and many question how sustainable it will be.

234
2 years ago

A home delivery service for groceries, fully automated. Currently working in San Francisco.

220
4 months ago

 Founded in 2011, with offices in Venice, San Francisco, and New York, Seed&Click is a global online marketplace for art. They offer art and design services from artists around the world. The platform was built specifically for art and design professionals who need a safe, secure and professional environment to advertise their skills to the world.

218
2 years ago

A tool that helps companies hire talent in the San Francisco Bay Area, connecting them with candidates.

211
3 years ago

A startup that tracks how often your employees are socializing and drinking, to monitor if they’re overdoing it. Based in San Francisco.

204
2 years ago

A startup that helps track and connect people who want to apply for jobs in a specific city, and allows them to see the job openings, apply and schedule interviews, get feedback on their applications, and communicate with recruiters. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

203
2 years ago

A startup that helps entrepreneurs in San Francisco to get paid faster, and in the process, cuts down on fraud and lost payments.

200
3 years ago

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

184
3 months ago

An online platform for research that connects researchers with companies, helping them get more done in less time. Researchers can find the right researchers and get funding more quickly. The startup is based in London, but has another office in San Francisco.

181
3 years ago

In 2018, the firm moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City.

175
3 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best and cheapest public transportation in their city. Called "Uber for Transportation", it's already in beta in New York and San Francisco.

172
2 years ago

A company based in San Francisco that allows retailers to build private brands for their customers.

172
1 year ago

A parking app for drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes a phone app, an app for drivers and a website for drivers to browse available parking spots. The startup has about 3,000 drivers and about 3,000 parking spots.

170
3 years ago

A company that helps users schedule, organize, and share their ideas. The startup currently has a few dozen customers in New York City and San Francisco.

161
1 year ago

A portfolio of companies that helps brands craft messages and create content for social media. The company is based in San Francisco and is recruiting for a sales team.

158
3 years ago

A digital dashboard for people to keep track of their personal and professional goals. The startup is based in San Francisco, and has just closed a $2.5 million round led by former Dropbox executive Adam D’Angelo.

157
3 years ago

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

157
3 years ago

A San Francisco startup aiming to become the first credit union to offer free checking and savings accounts to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

157
3 years ago

A startup based in San Francisco that aims to help people more easily track their personal finances. The startup is building an app with an “expense tracker” that lets you add and organize expenses and bills.

156
3 years ago

HousingBridge is building a new kind of mortgage broker, which essentially performs mortgage origination services for large banks. The company is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago and San Francisco.

155
3 years ago

A startup that helps users find parking spots in San Francisco.

155
3 years ago

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than 200 companies that have received a total of more than $80 billion in venture capital funding as of Q3 2017.

152
3 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find local cafes and restaurants. The startup, based in San Francisco, is pitching its app as a Yelp for food.

152
3 years ago

A simple tool for cafes and restaurants to manage and track the flow of their daily payments, with the ability to see trends and gain insights. The team came up with the idea while working at a local cafe in San Francisco.

151
3 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup in the education marketplace space that wants to help lower-income students afford higher education. The startup tells me it’s had over $200,000 in investments, has more than 10,000 students, and has been used by more than 3,000 colleges and universities.

151
1 year ago

A wearable technology company, based in San Francisco, that makes apparel and accessories that measure in real time and track your activity. It has some of the lowest prices in the industry, and is a contender with the other big players.

151
1 year ago

A SaaS product that helps businesses optimize their in-store POS systems. The company currently has 12 employees and is based in San Francisco.

149
3 years ago

In June 2018, the Startup Genome Project released data on the 100 most active venture-backed startups in the world. Of the top 100 startups, 12 were based in the San Francisco Bay Area. That was more than any other single city in the world.

147
3 years ago

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops have all become computers. This startup wants to make the home a computer. The company is based in San Francisco. The company’s name comes from the idea that a home computer is the center of the home.

146
3 years ago

Rebuild is a software company that’s building a platform to help cities rebuild after disasters. The startup is based in San Francisco and has raised $2 million.

146
3 years ago

An online platform that helps people find and connect with others with similar interests (i.e. a Google search for people who like to ride bikes in San Francisco).

145
2 years ago

This app helps people find parking spots in downtown areas and is available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

145
1 year ago

A fashion platform for e-commerce based in San Francisco.

144
3 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup working to make it easier for people to share their photos, videos, and other media while on the go. The startup has an iOS app and plans to launch an Android app soon.

143
1 year ago

A platform for scheduling and managing taxi-cab service via smartphone. The startup is in the early stages of scaling, but the goal is to offer all of the things you could expect from a taxi cab service — like GPS tracking, real-time communication, and a dispatch system. The company is profitable and small but growing in the San Francisco Bay area.

143
3 years ago

A software platform that allows customers to find out where they can buy products and then subscribe to them in advance. The startup is building an e-commerce platform for physical products, with an emphasis on beauty. The company is based in San Francisco.

142
3 years ago

This is an app that helps consumers find an apartment for rent by allowing them to search and compare all listings in San Francisco and beyond.

142
3 years ago

A company that provides global data analysts with insights into consumer trends in real time. The startup is growing its team and expanding globally. It has raised $2 million to date from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and CrunchFund. It will be based in San Francisco.

141
2 years ago

An Uber-like app that helps people find reliable childcare. The startup is based in San Francisco and already has hundreds of parents on its waitlist.

141
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that is building a smartphone app that connects with a companion device that enables users to plug their phone into a charger, then plug their phone into other devices, like their car, so it can charge itself.

141
11 months ago

A real estate tech company based in San Francisco. It helps property buyers develop their own websites and find the best deals.

141
3 years ago

A two-sided marketplace for recruiting, with employers and job seekers trading feedback and contact information. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but also has offices in Los Angeles and Philly.

140
3 years ago

A property management startup in the San Francisco Bay Area.

140
3 years ago

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

139
3 years ago

The startup is launching a digital platform to improve the quality of on-demand clinics. The platform aims to offer a way for doctors to easily post their services and for consumers to find a nearby clinic that offers appointments they need. The company is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

138
3 years ago

 A new type of meal-kit delivery service that aims to save consumers money by offering discounts when they order in bulk. The startup already has a few thousand customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

137
3 years ago

A startup based in San Francisco that wants to help people get data on loans.

137
3 years ago

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

136
3 years ago

A company that lets teachers stream class lectures to the students in the classroom — and vice versa. The startup is currently working with 45 teachers and 10 school districts in the San Francisco Bay area.

135
3 years ago

A coffee delivery service in San Francisco that is “delivering a new experience” to the coffee industry. The startup is a joint venture between a coffee roaster and a delivery service like Postmates.

135
3 years ago

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

135
3 years ago

A startup that is building a “social to-do list” for small- to mid-sized businesses. The startup is currently working with 250 businesses in San Francisco, and plans to expand to other U.S. cities. It charges $20 per month for its platform.

135
3 years ago

A B2B platform that helps restaurants manage their food delivery operations. The startup, in operation in San Francisco and New York, has raised $5.6 million to date.

134
3 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that wants to help you build your own customized products, from custom business cards to custom furniture. The startup is building a catalog of products, and shipping internationally.

133
3 years ago

A startup that helps people who are non-native English speakers navigate the US immigration system. The startup is based in San Francisco and is hiring.

133
3 years ago

If a company has an international lease in place, it can often forget to update it when it moves to a different jurisdiction. This startup, which is based in San Francisco, aims to make that process easier.

133
3 years ago

A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

132
3 years ago

A company that maps the world’s urban areas using satellite imagery. It’s currently working with six cities: London, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Hong Kong.

131
3 years ago

A suburban hacker space, the Haus will provide low-cost hack and maker spaces for people to build “things”. The business, which is also an answer to the trend of “maker spaces” in cities like San Francisco and New York, is built around a single shared space, where members can come to build and learn.

128
3 years ago

A tool for brokers to help sellers find properties. It’s first product is an apartment finder in San Francisco. The company has raised $5.5 million in funding.

124
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find roommates. It’s currently only in San Francisco, but the founders hope to expand to other cities.

124
3 years ago

VentureBeat's list of 2016's 50 hottest startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, including a number of YC companies

123
3 years ago

Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

122
3 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.

122
3 months ago

A way to help people find housing in San Francisco. The company wants its software to be “X-ray vision” for finding places to live.

121
3 years ago

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

120
3 years ago

A startup that makes deliveries like Amazon that come to your door via a private fleet of cars. GetGo is currently in San Francisco.

120
1 year ago

A startup that connects users with people who are willing to buy their used items in the US. The startup will connect you with buyers in your area and help facilitate payments. It launched in San Francisco in July 2015.

120
3 years ago

A platform that allows people to see how their city compares to others in terms of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. It’s currently in beta and launching in San Francisco.

119
3 years ago

This personal finance startup plans to help people make better financial decisions–based on AI and behavioral science. It hopes to use machine learning to help users make better decisions based on data, rather than allowing people to just “use their gut”. The company is based in San Francisco, but is looking to hire a CTO.

118
1 year ago

A software platform that makes it easier for fashion designers to collaborate with multiple brands. The company is already live in New York and San Francisco, and is working to launch in a handful of other cities in the next year.

116
3 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that’s helping teams communicate by answering questions and getting help from a system that understands what each person is working on.

115
3 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.

115
3 years ago

Builds on the idea of an online store for workers to make money by selling items people need — and allowing them to earn up to $15 an hour. The company says it is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

115
2 years ago

A startup that lets you rent out rooms for your stuff. The startup is based in San Francisco.

115
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that wants to disrupt the way that flexible manufacturing is done. Its purpose is to help customers determine the optimal amount of materials needed for products, and help companies manage materials.

114
3 years ago

A startup that offers an online subscription service to pay for parking in downtown San Francisco. The startup also offers a mobile app that allows customers to pay for parking without going into an office.

113
3 years ago

A platform for on-demand valet parking. The startup provides in-car valet parking services for thousands of drivers in San Francisco.

110
2 years ago

 A startup that lists the best deals on a given topic, for example, “The best pizza in San Francisco”

107
1 year ago

A food delivery startup from San Francisco, offering delivery from local restaurants to San Francisco residents.

107
2 years ago

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

105
2 years ago

A startup that lets businesses get paid in Bitcoin. The startup has over 30 customers, and is now in the process of opening a San Francisco office.

102
1 year ago

A startup that has set up a platform to share information on the San Francisco housing market with the goal of improving the city’s economy and quality of life.

102
3 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that wants to help patients understand and manage their health with a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to help users track and manage their health data.

101
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies build their own “anchor stores” — the “experiences” that people want to do in a particular city. For example, a company like Amazon might want to open up a store in San Francisco, but they’re not the first company to do so. The startup builds out a list of all the other stores in the area, and allows companies to apply to open up a new one.

100
2 years ago

This startup wants to connect investors to early-stage startups. They’re currently doing a soft launch in San Francisco.

100
2 years 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.

98
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find and schedule massage therapists in San Francisco. It is merged with a Y Combinator company which offers a similar service.

96
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that has developed a platform that allows real estate agents to securely and easily access information about clients in their MLS.

96
2 years ago

A startup that helps make buildings cool. In the past two years, it’s built a community of more than 60,000 people who have collectively built more than 100 buildings in more than 35 countries. The community is a nice complement to the three office buildings that are open to tenants in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

95
2 years 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.

95
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find affordable housing in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco (and other cities too).

95
11 months ago

A startup that wants to improve parking in cities around the world. The startup currently focuses on San Francisco.

95
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that operates a marketplace for people to rent their unused devices like computers, cameras, and drones.

94
3 years ago

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, this startup is building an online marketplace for freelance designers to get paid for their work.

91
2 years ago

A meat delivery service for restaurants. The startup, which has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Khosla Ventures, is working with restaurants and chains to deliver lunch and dinner to customers in San Francisco, New York City, and Boulder, Colorado.

90
2 years ago

A startup that wants to give people a digital home and help them share that home with others. It’s one of many companies that are hoping to make the sharing economy less of a weird thing only people who can afford to live in San Francisco do. The startup is already using its own properties to earn $5,000 monthly.

88
2 years ago

San Francisco-based startups, the city is famous for being “the capital of startups.” However, in recent years, the city has begun to lose its startup scene to other locales in the Bay Area, particularly Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco itself.

87
2 years 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.

86
10 months ago

A company that rents out space in its facilities in San Francisco and New York to companies who want to host events. The startup recently secured $1.1M in seed money to expand to a larger space in NYC.

86
3 years ago

This company has developed a way to help homeless people decide if an apartment is worth locking down before signing a lease. The app, which is currently being tested in San Francisco, is meant to help people make better decisions about where to live, and could be particularly helpful for the homeless.

85
2 years ago

A way to find and hire the best contractors in San Francisco, the founders say.

85
10 months ago

They’re the first mobile app for contractors, allowing companies to pay contractors in real-time instead of waiting for the end of the month. It’s currently in beta with a few dozen companies in San Francisco.

84
1 year ago

A SaaS startup based in San Francisco, California. The company has been growing rapidly, claiming to have “signed up more than 20,000 people in just the past month”. Its app lets users schedule and pay for deliveries, including food and household items, with a delivery fee.

83
2 years ago

A startup that wants to take a person’s health, from a doctor’s perspective, and put it in a dashboard. It’s a “free radical”, a company in San Francisco, California, that wants to change the way the world thinks about health. It has a commercial in production with a director who’s won a couple of Oscars, and a book in development.

82
2 years ago

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

81
2 years ago

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

81
1 year ago

A food delivery app that’s launching in San Francisco this month.

81
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based company that’s building a “virtual assistant” that can make restaurant reservations, book flights and call the cops, among other things.

81
2 years ago

A free, public-access platform for planning and sharing ideas on how to make San Francisco a better city.

79
2 years ago

The unique thing about the startup is the way it uses AI to create new content (the company was recently named one of “Coolest Companies in San Francisco”)

79
1 year ago

“The Uber of the wine industry”, a wine delivery service for people who don’t have time to sit at a bar and wait for wine to be delivered. It’s currently only in San Francisco, but is planning to expand nationwide later this year.

78
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that’s building a next-generation financial services platform for the growing population of financially underserved people.

77
2 years ago

In August 2018, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round from Right Side Capital, and has since expanded to New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

76
2 years ago

A company based in San Francisco that helps companies like LinkedIn, Google, and Facebook to attract and retain top talent.

76
1 year ago

This San Francisco-based startup wants to create a simple platform for clients to open a bank account and get a loan. It’s a B2B business.

76
1 year ago

In 2011, TechCrunch announced the first Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, and the event has grown to become a major tech event for entrepreneurs and investors. This year, TechCrunch is launching two Startup Battlefield events in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Los Angeles.

76
10 months ago

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

76
1 year ago

This startup is building a connection between developers and local governments to help them build projects faster. They’ve had a great response so far, and the city of San Francisco is using them to build projects like the “people’s hub” on Market Street.

75
1 year ago

This company, based in San Francisco and Beijing, helps small businesses buy and sell online.

75
10 months ago

ikube is a start-up in San Francisco that’s offering a free service (that’s also free to use) that allows people to securely store their files of any kind—photos, documents, music, video, podcasts, etc. And the startup has no qualms about storing people’s most intimate files, either.

75
10 months ago

This startup is building a self-driving golf cart for the handicapped, with the hopes that it will help people more easily enjoy and play golf. A prototype is tested in a parking lot in San Francisco.

75
2 months ago

A new apartment community in San Francisco that’s part of a larger, $3.2 billion vertical real estate project.

75
1 year ago

An iPad app that lets people book a reservation to a restaurant. Starting with the San Francisco Bay area and a few other cities.

74
2 years ago

A startup that helps developers build smart-home systems. The startup has raised $20 million in venture backing and currently has a team of 15 in San Francisco.

73
1 year ago

An online platform that connects companies with a shared mission, where they can pool funds, create a common goal, and help each other. Startup is based in Silicon Valley and has launched in San Francisco.

72
1 year ago

It’s a location-based service for ridesharing. The company is currently in beta in the San Francisco Bay Area but hopes to expand from there.

72
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that offers a platform to build games with other companies.

72
2 years ago

This startup is a grocery delivery service that serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It has a total of 400 restaurants on its platform.

71
2 years ago

A startup building a shared bike network in San Francisco. The company is looking to build a system that’s simple to use and ties back to the city’s existing Circulator bus system.

70
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a platform that connects you to freelance “artisans” in your local area, allowing you to commission custom craftsmen or other professionals. It’s based in San Francisco and New York.

69
1 year ago

A digital marketing agency that can bring in clients’ websites to the top of search results. The company has already worked with over 100 companies, and says it’s the top performing digital marketing agency in San Francisco.

69
1 year ago

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

68
2 years ago

This healthcare startup wants to help employees avoid the cycle of health insurance premiums and high deductibles. They send a monthly debit card to employees, and can be customized to cover a certain amount of money per month for a certain service, ranging from life insurance to primary care to dental. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

67
1 year ago

This San Francisco startup wants to make it easier for companies to do things like collect insurance payments, send invoices, and get paid by their customers.

66
1 year ago

This startup is building an automated sales tool that helps you find your most profitable deals, track their progress and communicate with vendors. The startup has two customers so far, but plans to launch in the San Francisco Bay Area in Q3.

66
1 year ago

A food delivery startup that’s looking to replace the delivery driver entirely. The startup’s model is to put a fleet of drivers on the road, and use a proprietary system to manage the orders, route, and delivery. It’s using tech from the company that built the Uber app, and is launching in San Francisco in October.

66
2 years ago

A group of entrepreneurs in San Francisco who are building a tool for managing the logistics of selling a house. The app, called Apprise, is meant to help sellers manage their home and prepare it to list on the market.

65
2 years ago

In these polls, the respondents were asked to pick the most innovative young companies in San Francisco Bay Area.

65
2 years ago

San Francisco startup that aims to take the “chaos” out of making decisions by providing a mobile app that helps users decide between a variety of options and then buy the one that’s best for them.

65
2 years ago

A voice-activated on-demand taxi service based in San Francisco.

65
10 months ago

This startup wants to offer a new level of convenience to consumers who order groceries online. Founded in 2016, Thirsty is an online grocery delivery service that is opening retail stores in Chicago and San Francisco.

65
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to find and monitor the data you’re paying for in all your online accounts. The company has launched in NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles markets.

64
1 year ago

A tool that tracks and shares the performance of small businesses and helps them manage their cash flow. The startup is currently live in two markets, San Francisco and New York.

64
1 year ago

A startup that acts as a matchmaker between consumers and local businesses — now.com. Customers can search for businesses and read reviews, while businesses can list their items, pricing and contact information. The company is based in San Francisco.

64
2 years ago

A startup that connects people who want to host an event with people who want to host an event. The startup has a staff of 20 and is based in San Francisco.

63
9 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that aims to make it easier to use the camera on your phone to read the QR code and scan the barcode of a product at the store. You can scan a product, then see the item’s ingredients, price, or reviews.

63
1 year ago

All of these companies use YC's office space at 1120 Market St in San Francisco, except for the following

62
1 year ago

Tech startup X-Ray Vision is building a smart home security system that uses AI to identify security risks, including things like motion and sound, and send alerts to homeowners. It’s currently in beta testing in New York City and San Francisco.

61
4 months ago

A company that wants to create a marketplace for the sharing of on-demand personal grooming services, such as a manicure, haircut, or pedicure. The startup already has $1.3 million in angel funding and is headquartered in San Francisco.

61
1 year ago

This San Francisco-based startup is building a platform for businesses to manage the entire range of legal and regulatory compliance tasks.

58
1 year ago

A “food-delivery-as-a-service” startup that has launched in LA, San Francisco and New York. It’s a Web-based ordering system for restaurant kitchens, letting them order food for pickup or delivery and track delivery times.

58
1 year ago

Founded in August 2017 and based in San Francisco, California, Y Combinator-backed Skip provides a way for businesses to get in touch with customers and keep track of purchases.

57
1 year ago

A company that wants to build an artificial intelligence-powered assistant for the home that can help with many everyday tasks like making a reservation, paying bills, and buying things online. The startup is based in San Francisco.

56
1 year ago

A company that wants to use its machine learning to help you find the best deals at local stores. The company is self-funded and has already built a prototype. The company says it will use the funds from YC to scale its team and move into a warehouse in San Francisco.

56
1 year ago

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

56
8 months ago

A company that makes it easier to find an apartment in San Francisco and New York City.

56
1 year ago

A startup that says it is an “unconference” that brings together top startup teams to help them connect, learn and grow. The first Unconference was held in San Francisco in early June.

55
1 year ago

The San Jose, California-based startup offers an introduction to basic accounting, billing, and invoicing. The startup launched in San Francisco in December and was one of 10 finalists in the TechStars New York program.

55
1 year ago

A small team of founders in San Francisco who work on tools that allow people in the developing world to create mobile apps.

55
1 year ago

A ride-hailing app that connects passengers with drivers, who can be paid by cash or credit card. The company is still in early phases, but is working to connect drivers with passengers in the greater San Francisco area.

54
1 year ago

A team of sales people and consultants building software for sales and marketing teams. They want to take large marketing campaigns and help sales people tailor them to individual companies. The startup is based in San Francisco.

53
8 months ago

A platform to find and hire the best new employees and candidates, with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area.

52
8 months ago

The impact of the tech industry on San Francisco is notable, and often it is not positive.

51
8 months ago

A startup that helps users brainstorm and organize their ideas. It promises a place where users can sort out their ideas, make connections, and share insights. It launched in early summer in San Francisco and is planning a global rollout.

51
1 year ago

The startup helps businesses get their facilities ready for an influx of new employees, including hiring and training. They’re based in San Francisco, but they’re expanding to the east coast.

50
1 year ago

Google’s self-driving cars aren’t ready for the public yet, but that hasn’t stopped some people from building their own. The startup, which is based in San Francisco, is helping others build their own self-driving car kits in the hopes of creating a viable alternative to the Google car.

49
1 year ago

Nivi is an online marketplace for buying used cars for under $10,000. The startup is based in San Francisco and has been operating in the US market for the past year. It’s profitable, and wants to expand to other markets.

49
1 year ago

A tool for helping freelancers manage their expenses and plan for taxes. The startup has built an app that makes it easier for freelancers to track the money flows from their business, and provides a “tax your business” tool to help them calculate their taxes. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco area.

48
1 year ago

In the spring of 2015, Y Combinator launched a branch in San Francisco as its first outside of Silicon Valley. It also expanded its new branch to Berlin, London, Toronto, and Madrid. By 2017, Y Combinator said it had over 150 active startups on its program.

48
1 year ago

A mobile application that allows users to share and discover other book enthusiasts around the world. Founded in 2014 by Jason and Saalim Ghose, the startup is based out of San Francisco.

48
1 year ago

A global platform that allows companies to manage agents and suppliers in a central location. The company has offices in San Francisco, Mumbai, and London.

48
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that gives users a “personal assistant” to do things like pay their bills, check in on them after they’re hospitalized, or even make medical appointments.

45
1 year ago

Notion is a portfolio manager for web startups, which it says is in beta. The startup is backed by a few notable angel investors and is based in San Francisco.

45
1 year ago

A San Francisco startup that looks to disrupt the way employers provide healthcare benefits to their employees. The company is building software that allows employers to manage employees’ healthcare needs with a mobile app.

44
1 year ago

A digital calendar for cities and governments. The platform has a partnership with San Francisco that includes the city’s 311 service and departments like Human Resources. It’s also building data-driven dashboards for the city.

44
11 months ago

This startup wants to help turn the average American’s car into a carpool and help cities run more efficiently. The startup is currently working with big cities such as Chicago and San Francisco.

44
8 months ago

A platform that lets business owners organize their team and manage projects. This startup, based in San Francisco, is looking to bring a lot of the management and project management features of classic project management tools to the business owner.

43
6 months ago

A platform that helps people set up and manage their personal crowdfunding campaigns. The startup, based in San Francisco, is currently in private beta testing.

43
5 months ago

A company that helps transportation and logistics managers create and manage their logistics and transportation operations. The startup is based in San Francisco.

43
1 year ago

A real estate-specific platform that helps people find homes that are more affordable than they’d find on their own. The startup is based in San Francisco.

42
11 months ago

A company that helps major companies hire talent, specifically in the tech space. The company operates in NYC, San Francisco, and Austin.

39
1 year ago

A startup that helps customers rent out their places on Airbnb. The startup has already partnered with 50 properties in New York and San Francisco, and is looking to expand in other markets as well.

38
1 year ago

A startup in San Francisco that wants to help you track your data on your phone, through a “personal dashboard” that helps you understand and use data to improve your health. The startup’s primary goal is to build an app that will help people decide what medical procedures they want to have done today and in the future, and then be able to track the status of those procedures through an app.

38
1 year ago

A marketing platform that helps brands to drive more effective, targeted, and measurable in-store marketing campaigns. The startup is based in San Francisco and has been running since 2017.

37
11 months ago

San Francisco - Home to the headquarters of Google and many other tech companies.

37
7 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that helps customers find a job in their area and close the deal quickly.

36
8 months ago

A startup that helps real estate agents find listings and make offers. The startup is working with real estate agents in the San Francisco area.

35
2 months ago

A startup that looks to make online ordering for groceries in the U.S. as reliable and easy as ordering pizza. The startup’s founders say the startup has already tested its service in over one hundred U.S. cities, and is out in San Francisco now.

35
1 year ago

Dogvacay is a booking platform that helps pet owners find folks who are willing to take care of their dog while they travel. The startup is working on a beta version of its app with a focus on San Francisco.

33
7 months ago

A San Francisco-based company that uses AI to detect emotions and build emotion models of users. Its app potentially helps its clients better communicate with customers. It currently has about 10,000 users.

33
7 months ago

This company, based in San Francisco, is building an app to help real estate agents sell more homes through better marketing.

33
1 year ago

A mobile app for on-demand laundry services, which provides a streamlined user experience for booking, paying and managing service. The startup is currently in beta in San Francisco.

32
1 year ago

A company that provides a “No-Wait” service for restaurants, with the goal being that customers don’t have to wait 10 minutes for their food, but can order and get it before they leave the restaurant. The company has partnered with six San Francisco restaurants and revenue is growing.

32
1 year ago

A company that reduces the time it takes to book a hotel room. They’re already live in London and San Francisco, and are looking to expand internationally.

32
5 months ago

A small start-up in San Francisco that helps businesses manage and improve their inbound marketing. It’s an email marketing platform that aims to help businesses scale their marketing and simplify their data.

32
2 months ago

This startup is building an automated concierge service that connects users with the best local services based on their needs. The startup is based in San Francisco and is looking to raise $1.9 million.

32
6 months ago

Hackable street light that lets people monitor it from their phone. The startup says they’ve had several businesses in the San Francisco area interested in a prototype.

30
4 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that’s building software for the cannabis industry. The startup’s app “Seed Snap” allows users to customize their pot products before they go to dispensaries.

30
2 months ago

A company that wants to "change the way we think about healthcare." It offers a handful of different plans that allow users to pay for different levels of services. The service is currently in beta testing in San Francisco.

30
5 months ago

A SaaS offering that allows restaurants to sell their own food products (currently only in San Francisco)

29
4 months ago

An online marketplace for hiring real estate agents, and one of the first companies to apply for YC, in 2012. The company is now headquartered in New York but still has a significant presence in San Francisco.

29
7 months ago

A company that helps companies find and rent out their own homes. Currently focused on the San Francisco Bay area.

28
2 months ago

This is a service that helps users find and book cosmetic services with the help of a doctors’ assistant. The company is based in San Francisco and is owned by Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Business Insider.

28
6 months ago

This is a company that has a mobile app that helps people find parking spots in the city, connecting drivers and drivers with open parking spots. It’s currently in beta, now available in San Francisco.

27
7 months ago

The company wants to be a one-stop marketplace for car sharing, where users can easily book their car (and drivers) by selecting it on their phone and paying with a credit card. They’re in San Francisco at the moment.

26
6 months ago

Based in San Francisco, this startup is building a platform that will help major brands create their own apps, according to CEO Joe Lonsdale. It allows brands to create their own apps that look and feel like their own, and it also makes money by selling the apps to consumers.

25
5 months ago

A “human-powered” on-demand car service for people in and around San Francisco. It’s a matchmaking service that connects riders and drivers through a mobile app.

25
6 months ago

 A company that is building the next generation of virtual reality. The startup, which is based in San Francisco, is working on a new form of VR that uses a device that looks like a pair of glasses with a button on the side, but instead of a screen, there’s a camera and a microphone.

24
6 months ago

 Kunvi is a service that helps people discover and communicate with other similar people. The startup is a spinoff of YC’s Summer 2011 batch, and is headquartered in San Francisco is hiring full-time engineers.

24
5 months ago

A tool that allows users to track their real-time financial moves. The startup is currently only available in the San Francisco Bay Area to early beta participants.

24
5 months ago

A platform used by restaurants and bars to simplify their service process, and offer their customers a rewards program. The startup has deployed to over 2,000 restaurants and bars in the San Francisco Bay Area.

23
5 months ago

A consumer-facing app that helps you find the closest restaurant to your location, search for nearby deals, and get delivery quotes using a single app. The startup has already served more than 1 million users in San Francisco and plans to launch in Los Angeles and New York City soon.

23
4 months ago

A startup that provides a free mobile service for people who want to receive a ride from a human driver. The company launched in San Francisco and is now expanding across the US.

20
4 months ago

A startup that’s building a high-speed drone to deliver fresh groceries to people’s doors in San Francisco.

20
2 months ago

An online encyclopedia for all things related to the San Francisco Giants.

20
5 months ago

A bike dispatch company for San Francisco. The startup has built out a bike-share network and wants to expand to other major cities.

19
4 months ago

A San Francisco-based company is building a system that helps companies monitor and intervene in the performance of their data center. It’s a solution that helps companies manage the

18
2 months ago

A tool for creating and managing the user experience of digital campaigns. The startup is based in Silicon Valley, but has offices in San Francisco, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

18
1 month ago

A startup in San Francisco that uses an algorithm to predict how many rides you’ll need on Uber or Lyft, based on your past ride patterns.

16
4 months ago

A comparison website for people seeking new apartments in San Francisco.

14
1 month ago

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

14
1 month ago

"Idea" magazine is an executive magazine for the global tech, digital and startup entrepreneurship community. The magazine is based in San Francisco, California. The core mission and focus of the magazine is to support and promote entrepreneurship and the exceptional growth of entrepreneurs and startups.

13
2 months ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for small businesses to connect with each other via an app. The startup is also building a platform that helps small businesses find local suppliers and manufacturers for their products. The company is based in San Francisco.

12
2 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that’s building a platform for businesses to easily send and receive payments via video chat. These kinds of services are already popular in the Philippines, where the Unipay platform has over a million users.

11
1 month ago

Building a startup that wants to help companies make sense of financial transaction data. The company has a small team working out of Y Combinator’s San Francisco office to build the web app.

11
1 month ago

This startup wants to connect people who want to become an Uber driver with people who want a ride. It’s currently live in San Francisco and New York City.

10
15 days ago

Moved to LA from San Francisco in 2013, the company got its start in 2007 and is a “SaaS” platform for event planners.

10
8 days ago

A startup that creates social media marketing for small businesses and nonprofits with a focus on customer service. The company currently has a team in San Francisco and is looking to grow by the end of Q3. They’re looking for a CTO who’s currently working in the Bay Area.

10
8 days ago

The startup, which was founded in October 2017, originally named “Disconnect”, was founded by Yevgeny Ponomarev, a Russian software developer who immigrated to the U.S. in 2012. The company, which currently has 3 full-time employees and 7 part-time workers, is based in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA.

10
23 days ago

A Slack competitor that aims to integrate with other work tools. Workspaces, which also offers an AI-powered tool for time tracking, is launching in a new office space in San Francisco and is looking for more people to join their team.

8
4 days ago

A startup for scheduling, connecting and managing a carpool. The company plans to launch in San Francisco in the fall.

6
3 years ago

Idea: Find open parking spaces in San Francisco

3
5 hours ago

 A company that wants to gently remind people to drink water and stay hydrated and healthy. The startup, based in San Francisco, hopes to partner with brands to offer coupons and push notifications during and after commercials.

2
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to get people off the couch and get them playing table tennis. The startup’s primary focus is on what they call “casual players” — people who play recreationally, but don’t want to spend a lot of time practicing to get better. The startup offers lessons on how to play the game online, as well as in-person lessons in San Francisco.

1
4 hours ago

A San Francisco-based startup that aims to simplify the process of making an invoice, with the goal of allowing businesses to invoice with a single click.

1
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

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