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1 year ago

A free library of “crowd sourced” electronics repair instructions, with a database of more than 100,000 step-by-step guides for common problems with over a million unique parts.

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11 months ago

A startup for tracking your home energy efficiency for free.

458
11 months ago

A tool for online booking of flight, train and bus tickets in India, with a free mobile app.

332
1 year ago

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

318
1 year ago

A collection of online educational materials available for free.

318
9 months ago

Advertise your business online in 20 different languages, for free, in your local market.

280
11 months ago

An algorithm that tells you how to play games like Solitaire: FreeCell, Spider Solitaire, and Hearts

234
11 months ago

A startup that lets users “check-in” to any retail location and receive a discount or free gift. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

203
1 year ago

Allows people to book free trips on flights, trains, and buses.

179
1 year ago

A software tool for managing and monitoring relationships with freelance contractors.

159
11 months ago

A startup that wants to make the web more social and connect people. The company is building an ad-free platform to give users more control over how they use the web.

148
11 months ago

A free web-based platform for creating and sharing 3D models of objects.

146
1 year ago

A “social network for influencers”, a platform for those who have large social media followings to connect with brands and offer free content.

143
11 months ago

A way to help people file tax returns for free.

143
11 months ago

A free-to-play multiplayer game that takes the concept of the game of chess, and applies it to social networking.

143
11 months ago

A tool to help you find and share free music online, with the help of music industry insiders

142
11 months ago

A freelance platform where contractors can build websites, mobile apps, and other digital products.

142
1 year ago

Social network for entrepreneurs, allowing them to share ideas and get feedback for their business ideas. The startup is free for businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

141
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to find out if a product is vegan, gluten free, etc

139
1 year ago

This startup’s algorithm is designed to find and cancel fraudulent payments, automatically. It’s free for merchants to use, and they’re aiming to partner with processors and banks.

139
1 year ago

A startup that hopes to help people save money by getting them to share their unused parking spots with strangers with the goal of getting more free parking spots for more people.

136
1 year ago

A startup that helps teams build and market their products, with free tools to get started.

135
1 year ago

A digital bank from Italy that gives customers free checking with no monthly fees.

131
1 year ago

A startup that is building a platform for onboarding new talent at small- and medium-sized businesses. The startup looks to make the hiring process much easier and more efficient by connecting employers with freelancers via an online marketplace.

131
1 year ago

A startup for the growing number of people who want to do freelance work, but don’t know how.

129
1 year ago

A company that helps freelancers and consultants manage their work. It’s currently in private beta, with plans to launch out of beta in 2019.

124
1 year ago

A tool that helps freelancers price their work in a way that makes sense for different types of jobs, and helps the freelancers offer those packages to potential clients.

118
1 year ago

A platform that helps small businesses manage their coffee orders online. It’s free to use for customers, but the company hopes to make money by turning the system into a recurring subscription.

118
1 year ago

A startup that connects developers with freelancers willing to do work for brands.

118
1 year ago

A mobile app that connects students with free tutoring.

117
1 year 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.

116
1 year ago

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

116
1 year ago

A free and open source data visualization tool for business intelligence and analytics.

116
1 year ago

A B2B startup that aims to help companies find and hire freelancers, and helps freelancers find work, as well.

116
1 year ago

The company uses AI to detect and block spam images and comments. Its service is free for social media users.

114
1 year ago

A student health-care startup that offers a free student health-insurance plan to individual students, that covers co-pays and deductibles but doesn’t cover in-network hospital visits.

114
1 year ago

A tool for finding and managing freelance contracts. The company recently raised $2.6 million.

113
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to collect payments from their customers. The startup offers free accounts for small businesses and is looking to eventually offer a freemium model.

113
1 year ago

A startup that helps freelancers get paid up front, then moves that money to a business account if they don’t get enough gigs booked in a given period of time. Today it has paying customers in the US, UK, and Australia, and is profitable.

113
8 months ago

A startup that helps people find new places to work by aggregating job openings from its network of freelancers.

113
1 year ago

A digital platform for freelancers to find and bid on jobs.

112
1 year ago

A startup that connects freelance designers with companies who need branding work done

111
1 year ago

A company that connects customers with work from contractors and freelancers.

111
1 year ago

They’re the modern version of a “grocery store”, with a storehouse of over 400 in-demand items that can be added to a wish list. They’re free for consumers, but can have a fee for businesses with 500 or more items in stock.

111
1 year ago

A startup that provides online freelance services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

111
1 year ago

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

111
1 year ago

A startup that is helping companies and individuals get debit cards for free when they have banked with their bank for the last 3 years.

111
1 year ago

A free car valuing tool that gives sellers a price for their vehicle and tools to find buyers.

111
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where people can get a free haircut because they need a confidence boost

110
1 year ago

A startup that connects people with free parking spots in their neighborhoods

110
1 year ago

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

110
1 year ago

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

110
1 year ago

A platform for outsourcing work to freelancers in the UK. The startup helps businesses and professionals find freelance workers for different jobs. The company is based in London, and has offices in Berlin and New York.

110
1 year ago

A free database of all consumer credit cards, available online and allowing users to search for cards, compare them, and see where they’re used.

110
1 year ago

Chatty is a free service to help people make more friends via group chat.

109
11 months ago

A tool that helps you find free Wi-Fi hotspots.

108
1 year ago

A $1 cloud-based platform for sharing your music, where friends can listen to it for free. The app is already on the Apple Store, and the company is looking to expand to Android and Windows.

107
1 year ago

This startup focuses on the monetary value of freelance work.

107
1 year ago

A company that makes it easy for brands to build and launch their own social media accounts, for free. They charge brands for the pages they create rather than charging a fixed subscription fee.

107
11 months ago

A free service that makes it easy for businesses to use the government’s services, like Medicare and Medicaid.

107
1 year ago

A startup that provides merchants with a secure, spam-free e-commerce platform to sell their products and access marketplaces in the US and around the world.

106
1 year ago

A startup for hiring and retaining freelancers that allows businesses to find, hire and pay people from anywhere in the world.

106
1 year ago

A startup that provides a “free and sustainable” alternative to plastic bags

105
1 year ago

A micro-insurance company that insures the risk of non-payment for vendors and freelancers.

105
1 year 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.

105
1 year ago

Mixer is a dating app for people who want to meet others in a more social setting. It’s an app like Tinder, but it’s free to use and allows users to pay to chat with others.

105
1 year ago

A startup that helps the kinds of freelancers that build websites for clients, by getting them money upfront for their work.

104
1 year ago

This startup is building a free, secure, and encrypted messaging platform with end-to-end encryption.

104
1 year ago

A free and open-source app for finding, managing and sharing files

104
1 year ago

A free mobile app that helps you find things to do in your neighborhood for free, offering nearby events, nearby restaurants, nearby bars, and more.

104
1 year ago

A project management platform for freelancers and small teams, asking people to “realize their potential”.

104
1 year ago

 A company that aims to be the Uber of freelance services by connecting service providers with customers.

103
1 year ago

A software platform that helps small businesses, freelancers, and independent contractors obtain loans and invoice financing. They have a $50,000 seed round with a 4x growth rate since their launch in May 2019.

103
1 year ago

A startup from a company called Popcorn Time, which allows users to stream free movies and TV shows. It's now a part of Netflix.

103
1 year ago

A company that makes it easy for startups to sell online. The startup is offering free service to startups for one year in exchange for equity.

103
1 year ago

A job board for freelancers, or people who work on their own terms, with a focus on design and marketing work.

103
1 year ago

A digital payments app for merchants in India. It aims to connect merchants with their customers via a mobile-first and friction-free interface.

103
1 year ago

A company that helps freelancers manage their P2P platform.

102
1 year ago

A startup that helps freelancers connect to other freelancers by letting them post their work and find others who need tasks.

102
1 year ago

A podcast network with a focus on “unscripted” storytelling, by people who are not professional journalists. It’s designed to free creative people from the pressure of telling stories they’ve been told to tell.

102
1 year ago

A platform that helps you quickly build a team of freelancers to help you with different areas of your business.

102
1 year ago

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

102
1 year ago

Celadon is making a platform that helps companies recruit, hire and pay for freelancers.

101
1 year ago

A company providing a free online platform for live music, planning concerts, selling tickets, and collecting royalties.

101
1 year 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.

101
1 year ago

A startup that pairs freelance designers with clients to create logos, websites, and more

100
1 year ago

A company that makes and sells an “unhackable” router. It’s free if users agree to a one-time data security checkup.

100
1 year ago

A platform for finding and hiring freelance developers, with a marketplace where developers can find work.

100
1 year ago

A startup for connecting freelance designers with clients. There are around 5 million professional designers in the US, and they’re frequently hired through agencies or by the hour. The startup is building a marketplace where designers can post their work, which clients can browse and hire.

100
1 year 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.

100
1 year ago

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

100
1 year ago

Lever provides a free, open source platform for all kinds of digital content including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and even video. Lever is transforming the way people collaborate and learn.

100
1 year ago

A startup that pairs you with a community of debt-free, budget-conscious people who are willing to split the cost of a car, home, furniture, or other major purchase.

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1 year ago

A voice-activated, speaker-free assistant for your smart home

99
1 year ago

A free and anonymous account of all of your medical bills, keeping you from falling behind on payments and giving you peace of mind.

99
1 year ago

A startup for students that promises discounts on textbooks, access to free online content, study groups, and more.

99
1 year ago

A startup for connecting freelancers with projects.

99
11 months ago

A company that offers free, unlimited public Wi-Fi

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1 year ago

A remote-work solution for business partners and freelancers, letting them work from anywhere. It’s a sort of “Uber for freelancers”, and is based on the idea that most clients don’t want to hire someone for a long-term gig, but instead need someone to tackle a project for a few days or a week at a time.

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1 year ago

A platform for companies to hire, manage, and engage their freelancers. They are looking to introduce a marketplace of sorts that allows companies to post and search for the service of a specific individual. They are also looking to launch a marketplace-style app for freelancers and clients to find each other.

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1 year ago

An electronic cigarette company that makes and sells 100% organic, vegan, and gluten-free e-liquids. The company is working with the FDA to get its products approved, and is already selling $1 million in products.

98
1 year ago

A startup that offers a service where basketball players can learn the right techniques to shoot a free throw

97
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses build their own custom calendars from a free, online template

97
1 year ago

A business that will help people make the most out of their kitchen’s free-form surfaces, like cutting boards and cutting boards with built-in shelves.

97
1 year ago

Helps members of a school community get access to free local yoga.

97
1 year ago

The Startup is building out a free, open-source toolset for managing your GitHub project.

97
1 year ago

A company that aims to bring employees and freelancers together for projects, via a platform known as the "Freelancer's Network".

97
1 year ago

A brain training app for people who want to improve their focus and memory. The app is currently free for users in the US, UK, and Germany.

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11 months ago

A startup that will take any video and allow its creators to port it to any of the top 30 mobile phone manufacturers, using a digital-rights-management-free model. The company has already built an app that allows anyone to convert any video to any phone.

97
1 year ago

A startup that creates a network of freelancers who can help you with your tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk

96
1 year ago

A startup that helps people pay for things, whether it’s a ride or a cup of coffee. The startup charges a fee of $5.95/month to charge and pay for things, and there’s an option to opt in for free.

96
1 year ago

A tool for building, managing, and deploying custom web applications, available on a free tier.

96
1 year ago

A 3-screen, “Freedom of Information” app that sources and displays data from NYC’s 311 service.

96
1 year ago

A startup that connects members of the same professional network. It’s currently free, but the company says they’re working on a paid model

96
1 year ago

A free, online dating service for very short-term relationships.

96
1 year ago

A startup for freelancers, providing a venue where employers and freelancers can use an “open-source” to find and hire each other.

96
11 months ago

A software company that helps companies with the tech-heavy job of finding and interviewing candidates. Clarity has a free version for small teams and a $4,000/month paid option, which it says has “well over 100 customers”.

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10 months ago

SaaS business that helps small companies in India create paper-free operating procedures.

96
1 year ago

A free, open-source and community-driven email client built on the Electron framework.

95
1 year ago

A physical card that can be used to charge software as a service, like SaaS, subscriptions and free trials.

95
1 year ago

A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

94
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to find, hire, and work with freelance designers and developers.

94
1 year ago

A free social network where people can discuss more than just the latest viral trends, with the ability to upload content and share with their friends.

94
11 months ago

A tool that lets you explore the world of retirement savings without having to read financial statements or do any complex math. As a nudge to get you started, it’s free.

94
1 year ago

A startup for freelance designers and developers, helping them find the right job for them, and helping clients find the right freelancer.

93
1 year ago

A platform for meeting planners and event organizers to book freelance talent for online event production.

93
1 year ago

In the UK, an increasingly important part of the economy isn’t bricks and mortar stores but phone apps. And one startup wants to replace the app store with a custom-built version. The idea is that you buy an app once and then get the updates for free. The company is giving away its first product for free, called The App Store, in order to gain feedback.

93
1 year 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.

93
1 year ago

A remote worker platform for freelancers, currently operating in the UK

93
1 year ago

A platform that connects companies to freelancers via a web app. The startup accepts payments via PayPal and credit card.

93
1 year ago

A startup for project management on the blockchain, where freelancers can find clients and employers can find projects they want to fill.

93
1 year ago

A startup that provides a marketplace to connect people looking for freelance work with people looking to hire freelance work done The startup is in its pilot phase, currently connecting over 1000 freelancers with 5 companies

92
1 year ago

A team of fundraisers that want to help companies with their fundraising needs by offering free fundraising services. They charge companies based on the time spent on fundraising, with a maximum of $500 per month.

92
1 year ago

A startup for freelance designers and developers to find jobs and request work. According to the company, they have a response rate of 90%.

92
1 year ago

The event was sponsored by Submittable, and all conference participants received a free Submittable account.

92
1 year ago

A mobile platform that connects customers with local businesses via SMS, via text message. The texting platform is free for customers, and businesses pay a monthly fee ($6.95/month) to use the service.

92
1 year ago

A startup that helps students get their transcripts online for free.

92
1 year ago

This startup is building a B2B platform that connects freelancers and agencies with manufacturing manufacturers.

92
1 year ago

A SaaS for freelancers where employers can buy, track, and manage the work of freelance workers.

92
10 months ago

 This startup wants to replace the traditional broker model with a commission-free, network-based system that brings together buyers and sellers. The startup says it already has several dozen clients.

92
1 year ago

A startup for freelancers and contractors, with a goal of helping businesses fill projects quickly. The startup is launching in June.

91
1 year ago

A platform that matches people looking for work with freelancers

91
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI-driven platform for finding freelance contractors, similar to Upwork or Freelancer. The startup has raised $4 million and is based in the UK.

91
1 year ago

An online marketplace for freelance talent. They’re building a pool of talent, via an online marketplace, for brands to use.

91
1 year ago

A portfolio website for freelancers, where people can comment on each other's work, hire one another with a single click, and get paid in bitcoin.

91
1 year ago

A startup that provides a commission-free stock trading platform for accredited investors

90
1 year ago

A free tool for journalists and journalists to help them cover protests in real-time. It’ll be free to use, but will always be free to use.

90
1 year ago

A platform for companies to create, manage and track software development jobs, with a free software development life cycle.

90
1 year ago

A platform that saves time for freelancers by allowing them to quickly find, book, and pay invoices, and receive payments in their account.

90
10 months ago

A platform for small businesses to create campaigns and get free marketing from influencers and media companies

90
1 year ago

A no-code app which allows users to take a photo, upload it, and have it designed with a scratch-off code. The designs can be made by users for free or paid via subscription.

89
1 year ago

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

89
1 year ago

A startup that provides free consulting to people who are looking to take a side hustle idea and turn it into a real business

88
1 year ago

A startup that lets users order flowers on the go, then have them delivered from a local florist, all made possible via a phone number the user can text. The app is currently free, but a paid version is in the works.

88
1 year ago

A company building remote office apps for freelancers.

88
1 year ago

A B2B company for firms that need to hire freelancers. The goal is to help them find good workers and get them on the job ASAP.

88
1 year ago

A startup to connect small businesses to freelancers using a marketplace

87
1 year ago

This app is a replacement for spreadsheets. The app helps users manage every aspect of their finances, including contracts, invoices, and approvals. The startup offers a monthly subscription fee for the software and gives users a free trial period.

87
1 year ago

A free digital interface for app developers, allowing them to create virtual machines for testing. It was crowdfunded by the company’s own customers.

87
1 year ago

A free app that helps users find local restaurants, which uses Yelp data. It’s currently in closed beta.

87
1 year ago

A startup that combines the forms of a dating app, matchmakers, and a freelance marketplace. Like others in the space, Zoosk wants to make it easier for people to find jobs, but unlike others it’s only for women.

87
1 year ago

A food delivery app that lets restaurants offer free delivery on orders over $25. It’s testing this in Nashville.

87
1 year ago

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

87
1 year ago

This startup is creating a job search engine for freelancers.

87
5 months ago

A company that wants to help freelancers with their invoicing, payments, and overall financial management.

87
1 year ago

A financial management application to help freelancers get paid, track their costs, and manage their invoices.

86
1 year ago

A platform that allows businesses to pay contractors and freelancers via mobile, not PayPal. The startup wants to make it easier to pay contractors and freelancers for work, and avoid the headaches of payment processing.

86
1 year ago

A startup for remote workers and freelancers, connecting your online profile to a database of remote work opportunities.

86
1 year ago

A platform for companies to hire freelancers without the headache of building and maintaining a website, or the hassle of dealing with recruiters.

86
1 year ago

A software platform that allows people to buy and sell shares in companies for free or with as little as $5. The company is looking to compete with both traditional brokerages and stock exchanges like NASDAQ and the NYSE.

86
1 year 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.

86
1 year ago

A startup that lets you share blog posts, products, and events with your social network through SMS. It’s free, and as you write you get paid in cash, in dollars or in bitcoin.

86
1 year ago

A startup that helps users get free admission to museums when they travel.

86
1 year ago

This startup wants to be the one-stop shop for insurance and retirement plans for startups and freelancers.

85
1 year ago

A platform that helps freelancers and remote workers receive payments and manage expenses.

85
1 year ago

This startup is a “personal budgeting solution” for freelancers. The idea is to make it easier to see how much money you’ve made and how much you’ve spent over the course of your career and to make it easier to plan spending.

85
1 year ago

A startup that brings in a freelance marketer from anywhere in the world, and pays them a commission for their work.

85
1 year ago

A “collaboration platform for freelance workers,” allowing them to find one another and take advantage of their “world of expertise”

85
1 year ago

A startup that gives you a free credit card (with no annual fees) when you sign up for a certain amount of money back when you shop online

84
1 year ago

An API for professionals to find freelance gigs and manage their portfolios and payment, as a replacement for tools like Upwork and Fiverr.

84
1 year ago

A free chat app for developers. The company has already raised $5.5M in funding from some of the largest VCs in the world, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and more.

84
1 year ago

A startup that allows homeowners and renters to search for rental houses or apartments based on amenities, price, and neighborhood. It doesn’t charge any commission, so it’s free.

84
1 year ago

A “worker-owned cooperative” that will put a new spin on the working world, pairing freelancers and clients with each other to help them co-create a working space, and to help members through a “micro-retirement” plan.

84
1 year ago

A free employee referral program for companies with more than 100 employees, which they say allows companies to double their referrals and increases the number of employees they hire.

84
1 year ago

A startup that’s meant to help employers manage their employee benefits and compensation. It’s currently a SaaS business with a free tier that offers access to a basic toolset including a tool that helps employers calculate a person’s hourly wage.

84
11 months ago

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

84
1 year ago

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

83
1 year ago

idea: A startup for professional freelance writers to sell their work.

83
1 year ago

A platform that helps developers get paid in cryptocurrency. The company also wants to tackle the problem of freelancers not being able to get paid in cryptocurrency. The company currently has 10 employees and has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

83
1 year ago

A startup that offers a tool for consumers to use to shop for and compare real-world products. The startup says it is the only shopping service that allows users to buy online-only products, while also allowing customers to see products in person and try them for free.

83
1 year ago

A free, ad-supported service that allows musicians to offer their music for free but still make money off of it through ad revenue.

83
1 year ago

A free service that allows you to track and manage your 20+ credit cards in one place.

83
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier to hire freelance workers through a platform that allows managers to post jobs, and then compare candidates based on credentials, previous work, and social recommendations.

82
1 year ago

A space for freelancers and independent workers to co-locate, share tools, and collaborate.

82
1 year 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.

82
1 year 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."

82
1 year ago

Sphere is a new approach to online education based on the idea that online education is too expensive for many students and doesn’t provide high enough quality instruction. Sphere offers a free, high-quality education to anyone in the world.

82
1 year ago

A company that helps online businesses build their own email marketing tool, offering a free suite of tools, including a software-as-a-service offering.

82
1 year ago

A startup for freelance designers, meant to help them find work, keep track of their clients and spend less time doing administrative tasks.

82
1 year ago

A startup that offers ad-free and censored content, designed for countries with strict internet censorship regimes.

82
1 year ago

A startup for real-time bidding on freelance tasks.

82
1 year ago

They want to build a platform where employers and freelance workers can “communicate, connect and collaborate”. They have raised $1.1M in seed funding as of September 2019.

82
1 year ago

A platform for managing employees' freelance jobs

81
1 year 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.

81
1 year ago

A micro-payment platform for small businesses and freelancers. The startup is building a platform that enables small businesses and freelancers to accept micropayments via PayPal or their own branded payment processor.

81
1 year ago

A financial service for freelancers, contractors and agencies. The service helps freelancers and agencies with payroll.

81
1 year ago

A search engine for ideas and ideas. The startup’s premise is to make sure you find the best ideas, and do it all for free.

81
11 months ago

A free app that helps people keep track of coming up with ideas, with the goal of helping them get their ideas out of their heads and into the world.

81
1 year ago

A startup that outsources the time-consuming parts of building a website or app to freelancers

80
1 year ago

A startup trying to make the creation of a new app as simple as asking a friend to help you. The idea is that creative people will be more likely to give their own time free to help others who may need it, and the startup hopes to eventually help with getting new users on their apps.

80
1 year ago

A startup for freelance developers and enterprise companies to get help with software development.

80
1 year 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.

80
1 year ago

A startup that helps freelancers take their clients on a time-definite tour of the country of their choice, tracking the itinerary, and making reservations for them.

80
1 year ago

A startup that uses machine learning to help companies hire software engineers It’s free for companies with fewer than 500 employees

79
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses test their websites or mobile apps before deploying them. Potential clients can use this to test their website for free, get feedback on their website, and then make changes to their website based on that feedback. The company also offers a web app that helps small businesses track user metrics and track how changes to their website impact those metrics.

79
1 year ago

A startup that lends out the tools necessary to set up a basic office at home, whether it’s for a small team, an individual freelancer, or even a single room. The startup has a platform for users to manage and share their work books, collaborate with other team members, and track team progress.

79
1 year ago

The startup has built a platform that makes it easy for libraries to provide free Wi-Fi to their patrons. The app is available for use in libraries nationwide and charges a 6% fee for the service.

79
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easy for companies to pay contractors and freelancers by making it easy to build and manage a payment system.

79
1 year ago

The company is developing a software platform that connects freelancers, agencies or employers with service providers such as plumbers, electricians, acupuncturists, etc. It’s meant to make the process of hiring a service easier, with a marketplace for the service providers.

79
1 year ago

This startup is building an online marketplace for the sale of computer parts, but based on the free and open source project OpenELEC.

79
1 year ago

The company wants to provide the infrastructure to help universities and other institutions run their own online courses. The platform includes a series of free courses, exams, and quizzes.

78
1 year ago

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

78
1 year ago

A platform for freelance work, where users can bid on jobs, and get paid by a single company in exchange for a small fee.

78
1 year ago

A browser extension that lets you easily find free Wi-Fi, or a coupon for free Wi-Fi at an airport or hotel, and a reputation system to make sure you can always find good free Wi-Fi.

78
1 year ago

 A consumer app that pairs with a free service that helps consumers track their spending.

78
1 year ago

A B2B platform for finding and sharing freelance technical talent, with a focus on Germany.

78
1 year ago

A startup building an online platform for people to sell their used electronics. The idea is to be a free marketplace where sellers can sell and buyers can buy used electronics from people all over the world.

77
1 year ago

A startup that lets people get free haircuts and other services from barber shops in need of clients.

77
10 months ago

A startup that helps people get free gym memberships without having to go to a gym.

77
8 months ago

A startup that aims to help freelancers communicate and coordinate with clients.

77
1 year ago

A startup that helps people who don’t have access to a bank account get one for free. The startup has partnered with several major banks to allow customers to open accounts even without the usual documentation that banks require to authenticate.

76
1 year ago

A software startup that aims to make it easier for companies to create surveys online. The startup is building a survey tool that’s designed to work with software like SurveyMonkey and SurveyGizmo, and is already running its own free online survey service.

76
9 months ago

 A “boutique” loyalty program that offers extra perks like free flights, hotel stays, spa visits, concert tickets, and more to frequent shoppers. The company is currently profitable and has a $7 million valuation.

76
1 year ago

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

75
1 year ago

“An insurance company for the global freelance economy”

75
8 months ago

This startup is building a global network of local legal aid attorneys to help low income people in the US access legal aid, from free legal clinics to pro bono legal services.

75
1 year ago

An employee scheduling tool for small businesses and freelancers.

74
1 year ago

We’ve all shared our thoughts on the internet, so why not do it for a profit There are a lot of people with some expertise in the areas of screenwriting, video editing, and voice acting who’d like to work in their free time on projects without any pressure to launch.

74
1 year ago

A payment service for freelance work that will make it a lot easier for people to pay their taxes.

74
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bridge the gap between freelancers and clients.

73
1 year ago

A travel booking platform that connects consumers with local businesses to offer services like free airport parking, meal discounts, or access to free Wi-Fi.

73
1 year ago

An employee-owned bank with a focus on small businesses, offering free checking accounts and savings accounts.

73
1 year ago

Zach wants to help people who don't want to use a traditional bank — they don't want to install an app, or they want to use a specific app for different financial needs. Zach is a mobile application that lets you do this, with a free service called Zach Wallet.

73
1 year ago

A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

73
11 months ago

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

73
1 year ago

A payments app for freelancers, agencies, and agencies. The startup wants to help businesses manage and pay for freelancers.

72
1 year ago

A platform that connects freelancers and enterprises with digital labor, including web designers and content producers.

72
1 year ago

A startup that “provides an AI-powered, ad-free content-based search experience for social media that allows users to see engagement, content, and activity across multiple social media channels and news outlets.”

72
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform to help people take advantage of free food and services. It’s a way to get free food and services from restaurants, or even the government.

72
1 year ago

A platform for people to find and hire freelance help from a network of other freelancers.

72
1 year ago

A platform that connects freelance graphic designers with businesses who want to create logos and other graphics.

72
1 year ago

A decentralized email, file sharing, and storage company. The company currently has over 10,000 subscribed users, with the hopes of launching a free version in Q4 of this year.

71
1 year ago

Not just a one-click solution for saving and transferring contacts, but a true platform for managing them. It allows users to create branded groups of contacts, and then schedule calls among them. It’s ad-free, secure and can be used on both iOS and Android.

71
1 year ago

A startup that worked with a university to develop new materials for 3D printing that are conductive and conductive-free.

71
1 year ago

A tool that helps developers find freelance opportunities, and for freelancers to find work.

71
1 year ago

A free VPN, or virtual private network, that doesn’t log information about its users.

71
9 months ago

A free, open-source portfolio app for designers.

71
1 year ago

This is a tool for freelancers to manage projects.

70
1 year ago

A free app for connecting with your friends outside of Facebook. It’s a platform where people can create digital walls and a platform to share photos and videos. They have a team of 30 people and have raised $3.5M funding.

70
1 year ago

This is a tool meant to help employees get better at their jobs with an emphasis on self-improvement. They have a free trial and have raised $4.6m in a seed round.

70
1 year ago

A free form writing and editing tool for people with a visual impairment.

70
1 year ago

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

68
1 year ago

A blockchain startup that aims to connect freelancers with employers in a way that reduces fraud.

68
1 year ago

A tool that helps educators find free, on-demand software for teaching various subjects, and is also a tool to help teachers find free software to use to teach their students.

68
1 year ago

A web app for uncovering the truth behind a video: what it shows, who is in it, and what’s being said. The app is free.

67
1 year ago

A startup for freelance writers, editors, and translators. The startup is in its pre-launch phase, but has already sold $3,000 worth of services. It’s not a traditional marketplace, instead relying on a closed community of writers and translators who are all working on the same project.

67
10 months ago

A tool to make it easier for freelance designers to create more consistent work.

67
1 year ago

A “free, no-code” web application that allows teams to create and manage a shared document repository. It’s currently in a beta stage and costs $7 per month.

66
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find free and cheap parking in NYC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. It’s already live in NYC, and will expand to LA and Baltimore in the coming months.

66
1 year ago

A platform for freelancers to find and keep clients without the headaches. It’s aimed at small businesses and other organizations that need to keep track of projects, but don’t have the time or personnel to do it.

65
1 year ago

A company that promises to make travel booking and finding flights as easy as posting a free, ad-supported message on Facebook. The startup has raised $40 million in funding.

65
1 year ago

A company that helps freelance and on-call workers find jobs. It’s currently working with 10,000 companies including Uber, GoDaddy, and Microsoft.

65
1 year 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.

65
1 year ago

A B2B product that allows users to manage and track expenses related to their professional development program. It’s free for startups and small businesses.

65
1 year ago

This startup wants to make it easier for people to sell their used gadgets and electronics. It wants to give users free website or app hosting and a platform for selling their devices and accessories.

65
1 year ago

A platform for making free, web-based 2D and 3D models.

65
1 year ago

A tool that helps freelancers find work, with tools for payment, contracts, and invoices.

65
1 year ago

An email marketing service built to help small businesses, startups and freelancers grow their email lists and boost their sales. It offers a free plan for businesses with up to five contacts.

65
1 year ago

A free app that uses GPS to guide runners on their runs. The startup is building a way to get people from one place to another, by showing them what’s around obstacles on the way.

65
11 months ago

A bookkeeping startup in Argentina that helps small businesses and freelancers track their finances.

65
1 year ago

What it is: A chatbot that lets people find and hire freelance specialists. The platform aims to work with a wide variety of professionals, including interior designers, virtual assistants, and even personal trainers.

64
1 year ago

A free online language exchange platform for people looking to learn a new language.

64
10 months ago

A startup that offers a subscription service for small businesses that comes with a free package of everything you need in order to set up your business.

64
2 months ago

A free software service that lets anyone use the same platform to create and host custom video ads on Facebook.

64
1 year ago

This free service lets customers track every step they take on their website. The company charges a fee for more advanced analytics, but the free version is very popular.

63
1 year ago

A sharing platform for freelance talent that’s already helping companies like Time Inc. and MailChimp hire.

63
11 months ago

A way for team leaders to keep track of the progress of their team with simple checklists. The app is a free to share checklist and the team can customize the checklist with be customizable.

63
1 year ago

The team is building a platform for independent contractors, freelancers and consultants to find clients. The company says it has already raised $5 million in funding.

62
1 year ago

A productivity app for freelancers, allowing them to plan, manage, and track projects from anywhere.

62
1 year ago

A free app that lets users create “Mystery Boxes” for their friends. The app helps you send your friends a message that includes a link to a product or experience you’ve never tried before. The recipient then has the option to try it out for free without having to buy it.

62
1 year ago

A community of freelance designers with an emphasis on high-end products like furniture, ready-to-wear, and toys.

62
7 months ago

A free SaaS service to help build a brand. Independent artists can use the app to generate custom content to promote their work, and publishers can use it to sell books and merchandise. The app is designed to be simple and intuitive.

62
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to sell their cars privately. Its users pay a monthly fee, and get free car insurance, maintenance, and roadside assistance.

61
1 year ago

This startup is building an online platform for freelance designers to find clients and charge clients for their services.

61
10 months ago

A free service that helps Americans who are moving abroad find work and employment opportunities in their new countries. Their mission is to help Americans transition to their new countries by providing job opportunities in their new countries.

61
8 months ago

Seed funding for a free online course on investing in Chinese stock markets and investing in Chinese businesses.

61
7 months ago

This startup is aiming to bring an app with a social feed into the workplace. It’s like a Slack, only with the news and is free.

61
2 months ago

A tool for small- and medium-sized businesses to identify and correct errors in their invoices. It’s a simple, free tool for businesses to use.

61
1 year ago

A B2B startup that helps freelancers with accounting to make sure they’re keeping track of their revenues and expenses.

60
9 months ago

 A startup that is building a “sharing economy” platform for home rentals, where people can post their homes for free and offer them for short-term rentals.

60
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help connect patients with doctors. Patients can search for medical professionals, and get a one-on-one consultation over video for free.

59
1 year ago

A free online tool for freelancers that simplifies the process of finding reliable clients, vetting them for quality, finding payment terms, and more.

59
10 months ago

A startup that allows freelance tutors to teach online, and is building a platform that will allow them to monetize their services.

59
1 year ago

An online publisher for local news, Newburgh Free Press has been around since 2014.

58
1 year ago

A platform that helps people run their freelancer workflows, helping them manage invoices, payments, and other interactions with clients.

58
1 year ago

 A startup that makes it easy for people to find and hire freelancers to do tasks like build websites, edit and proofread documents, and more.

57
1 year ago

A company that plans to bring the benefits of cloud computing to the workforce by letting companies hire freelancers who are computers.

57
1 year ago

A startup and time tracker for freelancers. It’s also a social network for the growing number of freelancers.

57
1 year ago

A company that provides a free loan to borrowers who have already been denied one from other banks.

57
1 year ago

A platform for human rights, which includes the belief that people should be able to freely share their information. The goal of Propscout is to provide a platform for the sharing of information regarding human rights issues in order to protect, respect, and promote those rights.

57
1 year ago

A online marketplace for graphic designers and freelancers offering creative services and access to a community of experts.

57
10 months ago

A free software that helps companies find the best time to market their products, based on customer use.

57
7 months ago

Sign up for a free trial of KPMG's Innovation Center.

57
1 year ago

This is a platform for finding and hiring virtual assistants with a focus on solving problems for small businesses and freelancers.

56
1 year ago

An on-demand platform that keeps track of who’s in a meeting and lets others know when they’re free.

56
1 year ago

 A startup that wants to provide insurance for freelance content creators, giving them a way to secure their gigs against things like blackouts and injury. The company is looking to grow into more than just content creators, proposing to add insurance to other types of industries.

56
1 year ago

A free online application for learning Portuguese, Spanish, French, or Italian.

56
10 months ago

A “freemium” service that helps people build and manage their own portfolios of investments.

56
6 months ago

Free-to-play game that’s essentially a “Neverwinter Nights” clone, allowing players to create their own character and craft their own story. Their goal is to allow players to create entirely unique experiences. The game will launch on Steam later this year.

56
1 year ago

A product designed to make it easier for small businesses to buy products online. It’s currently a free product, with plans starting at $10 per month.

55
1 year ago

A text-based messaging platform for small businesses and freelancers, with a focus on helping people access, manage, and share documents and files.

55
1 year ago

A software company for managing health insurance. The startup wants to simplify the process of registering for health insurance so that the process is fast and hassle-free.

55
8 months ago

A SaaS solution for companies needing to hire contractors such as freelancers or consultants. It allows companies to post jobs, hire freelancers, and manage them all online.

55
1 year ago

A provisioning company that allows for free lunch, coffee, and snacks for employees.

54
1 year ago

A software-as-a-service platform that allows companies to send automated payments to contractors, freelancers and consultants. Work Hub is designed to help B2B companies with the complexity of payment processing.

54
11 months ago

A startup that helps freelancers manage their time by creating a dashboard showing how much time they have to complete a project. It helps freelancers manage their time and act on time management tips they get from their favorite books.

54
7 months ago

A startup where people can create and share their own videos to be used as a free marketing tool. The startup is working on a video series called Inside the Box, which follows a different startup every month as they grow.

54
1 year ago

A new start-up that wants to make it easier for students to access their grades, assignments, and other materials. The company is currently offering a free plan for students and has raised a $2.5M seed round to date.

53
1 year ago

A startup for freelance designers that takes sticker prices and eliminates the middleman.

53
1 year ago

A startup that partners with local retailers to curate a handful of in-store activities for users to enjoy. These “experiences” are curated by the user’s location and can be anything from a free cup of coffee to a free library book.

53
1 year ago

A tool that helps marketers and their clients create and amplify their Facebook Ads. It’s like a Proof of Concept with a free version.

53
1 year ago

a free front-end application for Gmail that allows users to download and share their email directly to other messaging apps. The company’s aim is to provide a simpler, more intuitive interface for users to manage their email.

53
1 year ago

ired is a payroll app for freelance workers

53
11 months ago

"Mashape’s mission is to help small businesses grow and scale. Mashape has developed a suite of tools that allow small businesses to manage their businesses from a central platform. This can be anything from scheduling a meeting to processing invoices. Using Mashape, small businesses can focus on running their business and not their IT. Mashape’s platform is designed to be easy to use and free for small businesses."

53
10 months ago

A tool for freelancers that allows them to create invoices with no upfront cost or monthly subscription. The startup is looking to be a cheaper alternative to Upwork and Freelancer.

53
10 months ago

A “guilt-free meal delivery service for people who want to eat healthier but struggle to make time for cooking”.

53
9 months ago

A platform that pairs clients with freelancers to get the job done. It’s not quite an Uber, but it’s the next iteration of a task-based model.

53
1 year ago

A platform that connects freelancers with companies that need extra work done, allowing them to work together in a single place.

52
1 year ago

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

52
1 year ago

A free service that lets users upload the physical documents into a digital system that lets them edit and review.

52
10 months ago

A company that’s building a tool for hiring freelance web designers across the U.S.

52
6 months ago

A startup for freelance work that connects project managers with developers, designers, and marketers.

52
1 year ago

A platform for employees to organize themselves. It’s designed to be a personal space for workers, like Yammer. It’s free for teams of up to 10 employees, and starts at $10 per month per user.

51
10 months ago

A startup that helps you determine how much energy you’re using in an hour or a day. The app is free, and in the US will soon be free for all users.

51
10 months ago

SaaS that brings mobile banking to underbanked businesses, with a freemium model that starts at $20 per month. It offers a mobile app with check-deposit functionality, but also wants to build out a premium platform for mid-sized businesses.

51
1 year ago

A new startup that builds tools for freelancers in the creative and tech industries to help them get paid faster.

50
1 year ago

A coworking space that offers a space to network and work, and the tools to help organize the work that’s done there. It’s designed to be a place for entrepreneurs and freelancers to meet up, work together, and eventually launch their own companies.

50
10 months ago

A peer-to-peer marketing platform for hiring freelance writers.

50
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

A company that provides personal finance management for freelancers and small business owners, allowing them to see their month-to-month spending, and make decisions about saving on a budget.

49
1 year ago

A platform for hiring contractors in the U.S. The startup wants to make it easier for companies to find and hire freelancers for certain jobs.

49
10 months ago

The startup is building a Wi-Fi device with a built-in battery for charging your phone in the middle of nowhere, allowing for more travel freedom.

49
8 months ago

 A business-to-business (B2B) marketplace that connects freelancers with businesses. The company wants to disrupt the freelance economy by allowing businesses to scale and manage their workforces.

49
1 year ago

GoPayroll is a payroll software platform that allows small businesses to self-fund their payroll. The company is also building a freelance marketplace.

47
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that enables workers to schedule tasks via a mobile app instead of an email. They’re currently working on a version for freelance workers, but they’ve also written a book on how to run your business without a web presence.

47
1 year ago

 A company that collects data from credit cards to build a predictive model of which cardholders are likely to pay back their debts (and which ones are likely to default). It’s looking to offer a free model to banks for their riskiest customers.

47
11 months ago

This is a company that looks for freelance copywriters, and then trains them to be better at communication.

47
10 months ago

A “hiring engine” for freelance jobs, which bridges the distance between freelancers and businesses.

47
10 months ago

A platform for hiring freelance developers and designers.

47
7 months ago

A startup for freelancers to offer their services, with everything from programming to writing.

47
3 months ago

A startup designed to help freelancers manage their invoices, track their payments, and automatically do taxes.

47
10 months ago

This company is building a cloud-based CRM system for small businesses, offering free trials and plans.

45
10 months ago

A startup that aims to make the act of sending and receiving money as simple and friction-free as possible. Cred is a fully digital, mobile, and online solution that is as easy to use as an ATM.

45
6 months ago

A company that makes a machine that prints food without food, and then makes it into a gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly product.

45
1 year ago

A free and open-source tool to help marketers create the same kind of email campaigns that we can create in AdWords, but with less of a hassle and less cost.

44
10 months ago

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

44
10 months ago

This startup is building a tool for HR managers to manage their team’s performance reviews. The service has already been used by over 5,000 companies, and it’s available for free to large companies.

44
10 months ago

A startup that helps people find free or discounted parking. The startup says it’s been profitable in the last year.

44
5 months ago

Gives small businesses and freelancers a place to create a “marketplace” where they can sell a product or service and find buyers. It’s a “marketplace of marketplaces”.

44
9 months ago

A startup for freelance designers and developers

43
9 months ago

A platform that helps businesses create customized shopping lists. It’s free for early users, with a premium option available.

43
6 months ago

A platform that connects freelance developers with clients. Customers are able to upload their code snippets, and designers are able to login to review code, set budgets, and see the background of the developer.

43
5 months ago

A startup that lets you buy a lifetime membership to a community of people who share your interests. It’s a subscription based site so you pay a set amount over time, but there’s a free version for non-members.

43
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help companies find qualified freelancers to help with projects, much the same way that Upwork does.

42
1 year ago

A tool for freelancers to track how much work they’ve done, pay invoices and manage their projects. The startup is working with YC alumni to grow the team.

42
10 months ago

A product that helps freelancers manage their taxes and finances with one central hub, and set up their contract remotely.

42
10 months ago

A free social network for the LGBT community. It’s a social network for LGBT people, like Facebook, but without the “friends” — it’s more of a “community” for LGBT people.

42
10 months ago

A platform for creating and distributing podcasts. The company is currently in private beta, and has already sold $2 million worth of ad-free podcasts, which are spread across categories like health, finance, travel, and parenting.

42
9 months ago

A mobile app for freelance business owners that helps them manage their work, clients, and finances.

42
8 months ago

A free service that helps entrepreneurs organize events and meetings

42
7 months ago

is a startup that uses an AI-driven search engine to find freelance gigs. is currently being built as a per-project app that pays 40% of each job’s total bill.

42
3 months ago

A credit card for freelancers with a 0% interest rate and a $300 annual fee.

42
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where people can get a custom meal delivered to their house that is gluten free, paleo, vegan, etc

41
1 year ago

A new way to hire talent in the media industry that connects companies with freelancers and connects companies with talent agencies.

41
9 months ago

A digital marketplace that links businesses with freelance talent.

41
9 months ago

A free service for businesses to manage their inventory. It was built on top of Shopify.

41
5 months ago

A startup that lets people hire freelance professionals, like lawyers, accountants and other professionals, to help them out.

41
4 months ago

A digital currency for freelancers and small business owners to transact in person, billable software for independent contractors to manage their invoices, and a market for people to buy and sell freelance services.

41
1 month ago

A free service that helps employees track their expenses, automatically categorizing them and making it easier to reconcile them.

41
10 months ago

A tool to help recruiters and freelancers find each other.

40
10 months ago

This startup is building an AI tool that helps in-home care providers monitor and log their work while still being able to be hands-free. Caregiversoft currently has a small contract with a big company for $50k.

40
9 months ago

A platform that connects freelancers with clients over video conferencing.

40
6 months ago

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

40
5 months ago

This company wants to help small businesses, independent contractors, and freelancers manage their taxes.

40
1 month ago

is a SaaS company which offers small and medium sized businesses a free way to market their products and services online.

40
10 months ago

LogMeIn is an online business continuity and disaster recovery tool used by businesses and organizations of all sizes. Users can access their computers and data in times of trouble, and moreover, take advantage of its free iPhone/Android apps for remote access and file sharing.

39
10 months ago

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

39
10 months ago

A tech-enabled market for finding and hiring high-quality freelancers. The company’s aim is to help small businesses expand their reach and have access to a more comprehensive pool of talent.

39
8 months ago

The online community for freelancers, agencies, and clients. The company says it’s now working with 3,000 businesses, with over 100,000 registered members.

39
1 year ago

A startup for freelancers to sell their services. It’s a bit like Upwork, but instead of freelancers posting projects, it’s employers hiring freelancers.

38
1 year ago

An enterprise-grade mobile app that makes it easier to hire freelance contractors. The startup’s software tracks hours, overtime, time cards and more, and automates the process.

38
9 months ago

Makes it easier for freelance developers to get paid.

38
6 months ago

 A startup building a platform to help companies find people to build websites for them. Sites staffed by freelancers are easier to scale than the companies that build them.

38
1 month ago

The startup aims to make all transactions on the Internet free by 2020, and is building a platform that will use the blockchain to do so.

38
8 months ago

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

37
3 months ago

A new kind of financial tool for freelancers and people who work on-demand. It’s a way for people to run their finances and see where their money is going.

37
9 months ago

An AI-based job portal for freelancers.

36
8 months ago

A freelance freelance marketplace for designers and developers.

36
8 months ago

A security startup with a free app that lets users report any mobile phone that isn’t secure.

36
7 months ago

A “complete” e-commerce solution for a one-stop-shopping experience for customers. The startup is currently adding free shipping to customers, and plans to add paid shipping options.

36
7 months ago

A startup that allows businesses to hire freelance graphic designers from their Slack channels, who can pull from a pool of designers on demand.

36
7 months ago

A web app to help users find low-cost or free items to buy at retail outlets. The company says it has over 100,000 users and 2,500 stores.

36
4 months ago

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

36
1 month ago

A platform for hiring freelance developers, who can be paid in monthly subscription fees. It’s currently trying to build a business in Germany and the Netherlands.

36
7 months ago

A job site for freelancers and small businesses. They’ve raised $500k in funding from 500 Startups.

35
4 months ago

A pain-free way to sign up for new credit cards. The startup wants to help people with bad credit have a credit card that’s reserved for emergencies.

35
3 months ago

A photo-sharing service that gives members 10 GB of free storage and 4 GB of free sharing.

35
1 month ago

A company that provides the same type of service that a travel agent would, except that it’s free.

35
1 month ago

The world’s first ad-free news app, designed to be a more ethical and trustworthy alternative to services like Facebook, Google and Twitter.

35
10 months ago

This startup wants to create a marketplace for freelance content creators and help them turn their content into direct revenue.

34
10 months ago

A new business centered on the self-employed. The startup is working on a way for freelancers to provide services to clients in advance, and then be paid after the work is complete.

34
10 months ago

Campus Labs’s goal is to help students find low-cost and free apartment rentals while still providing professional service and quality amenities

34
9 months ago

Integrated business management suite for freelancers.

34
7 months ago

The Startup’s Desk is an online marketplace for companies looking to quickly hire independent contractors. To encourage quality, The Startup’s Desk offers a $1000 prize for the best freelance site.

34
7 months ago

A free social media app that lets you send and receive cash through the app

34
7 months ago

A startup for working out in the privacy of your own home. Coaches are often too expensive for these types of consumers, so the app helps them get started for free.

34
7 months ago

A startup that is creating a free, encrypted messaging app for journalists and human rights workers who need to communicate while under threat.

34
5 months ago

A startup that allows companies to build a DIY system for payments, offering a free turnkey solution that can be built quickly and inexpensively.

34
10 months 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.

33
9 months ago

A program that helps small business owners and freelancers find jobs, with a focus on the healthcare industry.

33
8 months ago

A platform for freelancers that allows freelancers to bid on open roles, making it easier to find work.

33
6 months ago

A startup that wants to help people make a living from freelance writing. The company currently has a few thousand subscribers, and they’ve had a few hundred paid customers since launching in Fall 2018.

33
1 month ago

A matching platform for freelancers and clients, where freelancers can post projects, let clients browse openings and apply to them.

33
9 months ago

An online marketplace for freelancers to buy and sell services (web design, photo editing, etc.)

32
8 months ago

A new service that connects freelancers with clients. The service integrates social with the usual freelancer tools — like LinkedIn and Google.

32
8 months 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.

32
6 months ago

A startup that helps people manage their mental illness, hosting support groups and offering free support.

32
5 months ago

 A way to find a developer. The startup wants to go beyond the current market for freelance developers, bringing together people with product and design expertise to do work for clients.

32
4 months ago

The startup wants to build a prescription-free dispensary network, with doctors and nurses on-call or on site at the dispensaries, and an app to help patients locate the nearest dispensary

32
4 months ago

A time-tracking tool for freelancers.

32
3 months ago

an app that lets people record and upload short videos for free

32
2 months ago

A business that helps freelancers make a living on the side by providing them with access to a portfolio of projects, like a site or portfolio manager, social media management, and a customer service platform.

32
1 month ago

A startup that allows you to request a specific craft beer from any bar in the world and get it shipped to your home for free.

32
10 months ago

A SaaS tool that connects users to local freelance writers.

31
9 months ago

 A company that’s building a global marketplace for products and services from freelancers and contractors.

31
9 months ago

A web-based tool that helps freelancers price and schedule their services, without the need for a full-time manager.

31
7 months ago

A startup that wants to help an enterprise customer hire more people by giving them access to a network of former employees for free.

31
2 months ago

A free online calendar that syncs across all devices. It’s a digital alternative to paper calendars, and uses a scoring system to keep track of upcoming events.

31
25 days ago

A tool for freelance designers, sellers, and sellers of goods. The startup sends quotes through email automatically and allows for tracking of invoices and payments.

31
10 months ago

A startup that helps people find and find freelance workers for small jobs, such as research, development, and writing.

30
9 months ago

A group of freelance writers who have agreed to work unpaid on a monthly basis to write content for a startup.

30
6 months ago

A platform that allows users to sign up for CB Insights premium and get access to an ad-free and expanded set of reports and data.

30
5 months ago

A platform that connects companies with designers and agencies to find and hire freelance designers.

30
3 months ago

“A free app that helps you track your monthly energy usage. It’ll tell you how much you’re spending and how to save.”

30
10 months ago

A way for people to pay and get paid for their freelance work.

29
10 months ago

A web-based tool that connects customers with freelance professionals for a variety of tasks, ranging from website development to graphic design to transcription.

29
9 months ago

A social security number manager that takes all the pain out of setting up a new account. The startup’s goal is to help small businesses and freelancers manage online accounts that require a social security number.

29
9 months ago

A startup to help people find gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly options at restaurants.

29
9 months ago

A company that provides a mobile app that helps farmers manage the business of growing and selling produce. The app is free and uses a system of “contracts” to help farmers manage their crops.

29
9 months ago

The company is now offering a free version of its software that handles data collection to help the public understand the safety of local honey.

29
8 months ago

An Israeli startup that lets startups offer webinars for free. The app helps you set up a webinar, and then lets you sell it to companies.

29
7 months ago

A startup that wants to connect freelance workers with jobs through an AI-powered marketplace. The startup is currently working with Capital One to help the bank recruit independent workers.

29
7 months ago

A startup that helps medical practices find and book patients online. It’s offered in three pricing plans: the free plan, the $100 per month plan, and the $1,000 per month plan.

29
6 months ago

A group of engineers and designers developing a scanner and mobile app to make it easier for people to find parking and ticket free spots.

29
6 months ago

A virtual workplace for freelancers

29
3 months ago

This startup is building a platform that connects companies in the food industry with people who are gluten free. Users can use the platform to create a grocery list or order groceries, or to buy items from a local restaurant or bakery.

29
3 months ago

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

29
1 month ago

A money management app for freelancers and contractors, with the goal of helping them save money without giving up the flexibility that comes with on-demand labor.

29
9 months ago

A startup that offers a way to hire freelance programmers.

28
8 months ago

 “The world's most powerful way to compare health care plans.” The startup wants to be the Google of health insurance with their free platform, which covers most people under the Affordable Care Act.

28
8 months ago

A platform that connects you to a network of freelance designers and developers to create a product for you. The company also works with your team to provide you with a product roadmap and a recommended development timeline.

28
8 months ago

A messaging service for freelancers to make their pricing clearer to clients

28
7 months ago

A live performance app that lets people stream their performances. A new app called LiveStream lets users stream live video online for free. LiveStream is free to use with up to five people in the same room, available in 24 languages, and it has 10,000 users.

28
6 months ago

A B2B company that connects people with freelance labor.

28
6 months ago

A company that aims to help small businesses and freelancers manage their administrative tasks and cloud-based file storage.

28
5 months ago

A platform that helps people locate and book workers for online jobs, including freelancing and side hustles.

28
3 months ago

A co-working space for startups and freelancers.

28
2 months ago

A platform for people to hire freelance services like web designers, writers, and developers (known as “talents”) within the company and outside of it.

28
20 days ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help automate the creation of quotes and invoices via text message. The tool is designed to be used by small business owners and freelancers and would work best with a smartphone, but any text-capable device can be used.

28
9 months ago

A startup that makes the process of making a college application more streamlined and effective, by providing free tools and support to students.

27
8 months ago

A startup that lets you send and receive money in the US and abroad for free (with a $5 monthly fee and a $3,600 minimum balance).

27
7 months ago

A cloud service that can help manage the free software licenses, license numbers, and authorizations of software you’ve downloaded.

27
7 months ago

 A platform that incentivizes rental cars to offer free rides for people who don’t have cars. The startup is based out of New York City.

27
5 months ago

One of the founders is a former Google employee and the company is trying to make it easier to manage your VPS. They have a landing page that includes a free trial and a free account.

27
2 months ago

A startup that aims to create a “Facebook for brands”, but without the ads. It’s an ad-free platform that lets users curate posts and make it private, but then allows brands to buy posts to reach their desired audience.

27
1 month ago

A startup for finding doctors who will see you for free if you don’t have Obamacare. It’s meant for low-income Americans.

27
1 month ago

A platform that allows people to find, manage, and pay for their own ridesharing services by tapping into a network of freelance drivers.

27
26 days ago

A cloud storage product that will allow mobile developers to continue building apps and distribute them for free. All of the data will be stored in the cloud and accessed via an iOS and Android app.

27
9 months ago

Founded in 2015, this is the company behind the popular, free, and open-source development platform app-builder App-Builder-Platform .

26
8 months ago

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

26
7 months ago

A free email app that organizes your inbox without compromising your privacy

26
6 months ago

An automated phone system for people dealing with anxiety and depression, the idea is to free up employees to work on other things.

26
6 months ago

The startup is building a series of six “freemium” products that help people create, share, and track their content.

26
5 months ago

A company that is trying to take the pain out of moving, by offering a “move-free plan” that covers the fees of moving your house from one area to another.

26
5 months ago

A startup to help businesses look up and hire 1,000s of freelancers on demand.

26
3 months ago

A software company that aims to help brands, agencies and freelancers manage their marketing data and create marketing automation workflows.

26
3 months ago

An on-demand app for freelance freelance designers.

26
3 months ago

A small business accounting software that offers a free trial, then bumps up prices based on number of users.

26
2 months ago

This startup is building a way to send free SMS to your contacts when you’re on the move.

26
1 month ago

A startup for insurance policies that give consumers the freedom to choose their own doctors and hospitals

26
22 days ago

A startup for freelance developers and designers who can provide a full suite of services to their clients.

26
8 months ago

 A startup helping startups focus on users, not investors. Mow is a VC that creates a seed round for a startup, but only if the founders agree to give themselves away for free to customers for a year.

25
8 months ago

A mobile payment system for freelancers, with clients set up to receive invoices directly on their phones. It’s currently in private beta.

25
7 months ago

A business that simplifies the process of finding and hiring freelance workers, with a focus on the US market.

25
6 months ago

The company’s site claims that it is “one of the world’s largest network of independent, self-employed freelance professionals”, and that they’ve built a platform to “connect professionals to customers via a global marketplace”.

25
6 months ago

a startup building a search engine that crawls the internet for duplicates, then presents a list of options to the user. They’re building a free version that’s already available in the Chrome store, and a paid version that’s not yet.

25
6 months ago

A platform for college students to start a video production or podcast company, with a free online course for budding producers.

25
3 months ago

A startup that focuses on making it easier to find, manage, and track the health of an employee. It’s free to use and currently has more than 1,000 users.

25
2 months ago

A free anonymous email account for the homeless, and a way to use email from the homeless in the workforce.

25
2 months ago

A startup that provides a link to an hour of phone time with a mental health professional, for free.

25
9 months ago

A meeting scheduler for small businesses. It’s designed to be easy to use for simple scheduling, and free for five people. The founders say that they’ve got customers in the Bay area, and plans to expand to the East Coast in the next year.

24
9 months ago

An email marketing startup helping small businesses gain new customers. The startup sends customers a free sample for every high-value email they send.

24
7 months ago

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

24
7 months ago

A combination of an online accounting platform and a social network for freelancers, offering online invoicing and digital payment solutions.

24
6 months ago

The startup is building a team management tool that connects a team of freelancers together to easily sync them with a client.

24
4 months ago

A portfolio management app for freelancers and agencies.

24
3 months ago

A personal finance platform for freelancers

24
1 month ago

A company that offers a job board for freelancers, currently being used by 200 businesses

24
1 month ago

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

24
1 year ago

Idea: A remote work and freelancing platform for knowledge workers. The company says it’s growing at a rate of more than 3,000 new teams joining monthly, with over 5,000 new companies joining quarterly.

23
8 months ago

A company that makes subscription-based graphics for web, iOS, and Android. They make their graphics available for free for non-commercial use, but charge for commercial use.

23
6 months ago

A tool for creating and distributing free software.

23
6 months ago

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

23
5 months ago

A free and open-source project that helps you collect and display your favorite images, videos and social posts in a beautiful, easy to navigate interface

23
4 months ago

A startup that helps merchants get paid through the app of their choice. The company works on a commission-free platform that allows businesses to track the sales of their products and services and be paid through an app of their choice. And all the payments are handled automatically.

23
7 months ago

 A free SaaS app that allows people to create their own curated YouTube videos, with a focus on entertainment and creativity.

22
5 months ago

Building a tool that helps employees manage their work and personal time. It’s free to join and free to use.

22
4 months ago

A tool that helps freelancers automate their invoicing. The company says it’s already working with over 20,000 freelancers in the US.

22
3 months ago

A web-based productivity tool for freelancers that lets them create and collaborate on projects, track their progress, and manage their projects with a shared calendar and task management.

22
3 months ago

A platform that helps small businesses and individuals identify and develop contractors and freelancers. The platform is available in the US, Canada, and the UK.

22
3 months ago

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

22
1 month ago

An ad-free, free-to-use, open source music platform.

22
28 days ago

This is a service that allows a team of freelancers to work on a single project, with the help of a project manager. The platform lets you specify your project needs and get them done.

22
8 months ago

A payroll system for freelance workers, primarily in the creative industry. The startup is a bit like a freelance equivalent to a temp agency, but it’s helping freelancers avoid the large fees that the average temp agency charges.

21
6 months ago

A startup that allows anyone to live stream to YouTube. It’s a free service that lets people live stream directly to YouTube, and also costs viewers a small fee.

21
5 months ago

This company wants to be “the Uber of gig work”, enabling freelancers to get work done on-demand.

21
4 months ago

A tool that allows employers to expand their hiring by bringing on remote or freelance workers.

21
1 month ago

A tool for supporting and managing your personal brand, with a focus on freelance writers

21
7 months ago

A way to pay people who are sick to stay at home, thereby freeing up hospital beds.

20
6 months ago

A software company that creates a platform for companies to build and manage their own version of a “freelancer marketplace”.

20
6 months ago

A startup that wants to help people make the transition from a traditional job to a freelance career.

20
6 months ago

A “high-quality” image-editing tool with a library of free and paid filters.

20
5 months ago

A free service that helps restaurants optimize their inventory. The startup says they’ve built software that helps restaurants optimize their inventory for each day of the week by allowing them to manage their orders.

20
5 months ago

A company that helps companies get insurance coverage and benefits for their freelance workers. The startup has built out a marketplace and a compliance platform.

20
4 months ago

A “social network for professionals”, where freelancers and small businesses can network and find each other.

20
4 months ago

The startup has doctors and pharmacists focus on the most important aspect of patient care. It is a free mobile application which eliminates the need for medical transcription or email communication.

20
4 months ago

A flexible budgeting app that makes it easy to budget at the moment and see how much you can free up by cutting back your expenses.

20
3 months ago

A meal kit delivery service that is 100% plant-based, free of sugar, gluten, soy and GMOs, and sourced from local farms and farmers’ coops.

20
2 months ago

A startup that connects the customer to a broker who can answer questions related to financial freedom and wealth creation.

20
1 month ago

A startup that wants to become the LinkedIn for freelancers. The company has already managed to find 4,000+ people to join the site and has a $1 million dollar seed round in their bank account.

20
1 month ago

A startup that helps people manage their finances and pay their bills. It’s “the first platform of its kind to help Americans ‘move money’ for free, at their own pace, and using only their mobile phone and internet connection.”

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