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2 years ago

A startup to help disabled people find friends who are willing to help them out, and vice versa.

823
10 months ago

A way to help students study online with friends.

518
5 months ago

The app is meant to help people find their new friends and live their lives better.

349
6 months ago

A social networking app that helps you to find things to do with friends and family.

280
2 years ago

A startup that sells a monthly service which provides a chef to cook dinner for you and your friends

237
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find new friends by connecting them with people who are new to the area

204
2 years ago

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

185
1 year ago

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

182
1 year ago

A location-based messaging app that helps people connect with friends at various venues.

175
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help people get money from friends and family. The company uses a paper check system that’s more commonly used in developing countries, and it plans to roll it out in the US, Canada, and Europe. They recently raised $1.5M in a seed round.

173
2 months ago

A startup that enables users to determine the health of an anonymous friend. The startup currently has 70,000 registered users.

170
1 year ago

A platform for engaging in adventure activities with your friends and family.

167
2 years ago

A chatbot that can let people know when their friends are sexually active.

165
1 year ago

A company that’s a Slack alternative, designed to be more intuitive and user friendly.

164
1 year ago

A platform for people to share, compare and book air travel with friend and family,

164
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find the right gift for friends and family members

163
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find one another based on their interests. It’s a way for people to find new friends and make new connections.

162
1 year ago

A messaging app for groups of friends that functions like a Slack with a focus on getting a dinner invitation to a bunch of friends.

154
2 years ago

A platform that lets you send money to friends in the Philippines, India, or China, in real time.

153
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to search through their Facebook friends’ photos to see if they’re using their real name.

152
2 years ago

This startup is building a way to make API integrations more user-friendly.

150
1 year ago

This is a startup that aims to help entrepreneurs raise money by turning to friends and family for loans.

149
2 years ago

A way to book a ride-share with a friendly driver to your exact location.

148
2 years ago

A startup that sells a service that lets you hire a photographer to take photos of you and your friends

142
2 years ago

A new kind of pairing app that allows you to chat with potential partners and find out if they have mutual friends.

141
11 months ago

A way to easily share and find a place to eat with your friends.

139
2 years ago

A collaborative platform for creating and sharing workout videos that users can comment on and rate. The startup is currently working on user-friendly video editing tools.

136
1 year ago

A visual way to understand what your network of friends and contacts are doing, which the startup says will eventually include things like board games, sports, and other group activities.

135
2 years 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.

134
2 years ago

A software for consumers to share their credit with friends without going through a bank.

134
2 years ago

A chatbot that connects you with friends, family, and colleagues when you’re in the hospital.

134
2 years ago

An iOS app that aims to help parents build their own kid-friendly games.

132
2 years ago

A tool to help people find out which of their friends are on the same flight as them.

131
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make hotels a little more like Facebook, where you can see what friends are staying at the same hotel.

131
2 years ago

A startup that creates a service where you can order a small box of items that would be a perfect gift for a friend or family member

130
2 years ago

This startup has an app that helps people find the best places to eat out and then send a personal recommendation to a friend. The app is meant for those who like to eat out but are unsure where to go.

130
2 years ago

Zuji is building a platform that lets users create and share virtual reality experiences with friends. It has raised $5 million in seed funding.

130
2 years ago

A social networking app that allows people to find community, find friends, and meet people close to their geographic location

130
2 years ago

A startup that acts as a middleman between your friends and their travel agent so they can pay and set up their travel arrangements online.

129
1 year ago

A startup that helps you to create a database of all your friends on WhatsApp so you can instantly message without them having to add you.

128
2 years ago

A startup that provides mobile phone repair for $5, and a service in which customers can have their phones fixed by their friends.

127
2 years ago

A web-based platform for buying concert tickets, connecting artists directly with fan-clubs, and allowing fans to buy tickets for their friends.

127
2 years ago

A platform that helps people share and talk about their interests, helping them find new friends and meet new people.

127
2 years ago

A social media site for bloggers, with the goal of helping people find the most interesting content and share it with their friends.

127
2 years ago

A “family-friendly” social network for college students.

127
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build an AI-powered chatbot that allows your Facebook friends to talk to your bot for all the things.

127
2 years ago

A way to help people share their calendars with family and friends and collaborate on events. The company has already raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

125
2 years ago

A startup that helps quickly build custom web pages for brands, selling them to clients at a fixed price. The startup wants to replace the very expensive full-page print ad with a mobile-friendly digital display ad. Their potential clients include agencies, brands and ad tech companies.

125
2 years ago

A startup that wants to let you take a selfie of yourself, and send it to a friend who’s also taking a selfie, and then you two can see each other’s faces in real time.

125
2 years ago

A tool that allows users to send and receive payments in Bitcoin through email. The company’s goal is to make it simple to pay friends and family with cryptocurrency.

124
1 year ago

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

124
2 years ago

An AI-powered bot that helps people find and stay in touch with their friends. The bot, which launched in beta in May, has over 100,000 users and is being tested with some of the biggest social media companies.

123
2 years ago

This personal finance app helps users track and manage their finances. It’s also a platform for sharing ideas and tracking financial goals with friends.

122
2 years ago

A tool that allows you to create and manage your own variety of financial instruments. Think of it as a Pinterest and Facebook for financial funds, with a focus on helping people raise money from friends and family.

122
2 years ago

This is a photo sharing app that lets you send your friends a “snapshot” of whatever you’re looking at. The startup monetizes via selling advertisers the ability to target specific geographic areas or high-traffic areas.

122
2 years ago

A software platform that allows users to control and visualize their data. The goal is to provide a user-friendly interface that allows users to visualize, analyze and make decisions across their data, and tell what’s happening and what they can do about it. Think of it as a personal dashboard for your own data.

122
2 years ago

A peer-to-peer mortgage marketplace, where borrowers could get a credit score, FICO score, and a monthly payment quote by asking friends to lend money to them.

121
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to take a quiz to see which of their tastes and preferences are similar to which of their friends’.

121
2 years ago

An on-demand home health care service, built on the promise that “people don’t want to be dependent on others” and the idea that “your doctor is your friend”. The startup is currently in 10 markets with plans to expand to 10 more markets.

121
2 years ago

A way to quickly send money to friends and family overseas. The startup targets people in the US who often don’t know how to send money overseas.

121
2 years ago

A software that helps users create and manage their online portfolios. The software is powered by a sophisticated algorithm that helps users design a portfolio that is SEO-friendly and engaging.

121
2 years ago

A company that wants to help you manage your network of colleagues, friends, and customers. The startup wants to build a smarter network of people to keep up with connections and build a community with. It plans to focus on small companies because they tend to have more existing relationships to build on, and are more likely to use social networks.

121
2 years ago

As a person’s social circle expands, it gets harder to keep track of old and new friends. Fellow is a service that helps you keep track of everyone you know, and share them with others.

120
2 years ago

A tool that helps you quickly and easily share photos and video clips with your friends and colleagues.

120
2 years ago

A startup that allows people to earn money by helping their friends find an apartment.

119
2 years ago

An enterprise-grade analytics solution for social networks that makes it easy for people to see what posts their friends are sharing on social media sites.

119
1 year ago

The goal of this startup is to help consumers shop for services that match their needs, rather than relying on recommendations from friends and family. The company looks to compete with platforms like Groupon and LivingSocial by selling subscriptions that will take care of the customer. The startup is already working with a number of Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

119
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses find pet-friendly locations and protect against data breaches.

118
2 years ago

A game where you play a healer and have to heal your friends from the shadow that is chasing them

118
2 years ago

Ability to locate and talk to friends and family who are in the same place as you. The startup is building functionality to make phone and messaging more like texting, with the ability to send and receive emojis, stickers, and photos.

118
2 years ago

A startup that allows people to share their real-time location with their friends in a way that’s more private than sharing your location on Facebook.

117
2 years ago

A design studio that helps companies create engaging, unique, and user-friendly websites. They have a portfolio of clients, including Liberty Mutual, and are looking to expand their market.

116
1 year ago

A group of friends who are building a kind of alternative to LinkedIn, with more emphasis on connections and less emphasis on the algorithm.

116
2 years ago

 A startup that helps you find your friends in real-time on your phone, and groups them with similar interests.

115
2 years ago

Collaborating with organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank, Geotime provides demographic, economic, and climate data in a user-friendly way that’s useful for businesses.

115
2 years ago

A tool that helps you figure out which of your friends are in financial trouble. It sends you a link to their profile and asks you a few questions to figure out if they’re in financial trouble.

115
2 years ago

A global payments platform, SendFriend is a virtual bank account and payments platform that allows users to purchase goods and services without a bank account. It’s similar to TransferWise but with a focus on emerging markets.

115
2 years 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.

115
2 years ago

A “social network for club members” that lets you save the best events in a club’s calendar for your friends to see.

114
2 years ago

A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”

114
2 years ago

A startup that bills itself as a “Facebook for travel”, it allows users to share travel plans with family and friends

114
2 years ago

A chatbot that monitors and keeps track of the health conditions of your friends and family.

114
2 years ago

This startup wants to make bank deposits and withdrawals more efficient by making them more user-friendly and integrating with various systems.

113
1 year ago

A social network for the diaspora, connecting expats with family and friends back home.

113
2 years ago

A startup that lets you send money to your friends at scale, through a simple mobile interface. The startup wants to use data from users to build a better product, and it’s currently only available for iOS.

111
2 years ago

A digital tool for borrowing money from friends and family for small business purchases. The current model is still simple: the startup is working to launch an app that lets you borrow money in seconds from your friends and family. The company has raised a seed round, and is launching today

111
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to create a “move” between friends, effectively turning a video call into a video-text-chat.

111
1 year ago

This startup wants to democratize access to medical research data for students and researchers. It’s a software platform that allows medical students and researchers to build their own datasets and access global research in a user-friendly way.

111
2 years ago

Loose talk among friends and coworkers about work and life. You can learn a lot about people by what they’re discussing, and what they’re saying is more than just idle chatter. This startup wants to make that sort of content available to employers and HR departments.

110
2 years ago

This startup is building a new, more private-friendly messaging app for cryptocurrencies.

110
2 years ago

An API for companies to manage their own payroll and benefits. The company wants to offer a better experience for companies, and says most payroll systems are “untimely, expensive, and less than customer-friendly.”

109
2 years ago

A new way to interact with your friends on Facebook. It’s a messaging app that lets you play games and compete against your friends.

108
2 years ago

A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.

108
2 years ago

A product that allows you to draw on your smartphone so you can communicate with your friends in the same format as you do on the computer.

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps you manage your morning routine. The app, which was launched in October, allows users to set daily routines that they can then share with friends or colleagues. With a daily routine, users can plan their day based on when they will be most productive, helping to keep their productivity levels up.

107
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps you get to know your friends and family through video chat.

107
2 years ago

A “digital assistant for couples”. The startup wants to build a social network for couples to share pictures, videos, and other updates, and have the ability to share with friends, family, and therapists.

106
1 year ago

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

106
1 year ago

A product that helps people get paid on their phone for sharing their car’s location with friends.

106
2 years ago

The app helps put together a picture of your life, from your health to your home, and lets you share it with family and friends.

105
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find their friends and family in a community, and you can share what you’re doing with them in real time, without sharing everything.

105
2 years ago

A platform that lets families, friends, and neighbors connect, find, and support each other for their mental health issues, using a big data approach to help the right people at the right time. Through its platform, Bensound plans to provide a virtual space where people can post their symptoms, get support, and connect with each other. The platform reaps the insights provided by the data from all the posts to offer people with mental health issues the most personalized, accurate diagnosis possible.

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps parents and families create a custom “holiday card” for friends and family.

105
2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

A family-friendly AI chatbot that allows grocery shoppers to chat with the AI through voice or text to help them pick out the best deals. The company says it’s already up and running in grocery chains like Walmart.

104
1 year ago

A new brand of budget-friendly eyewear.

104
2 years ago

A peer-to-peer money transfer service for friends, families, or businesses. The startup plans to fund the business via a $1.5 million seed round, and is building a mobile app to help its members send money internationally.

103
2 years ago

A company that uses real-time technology to make sure that your home security system is always on, and that it can be accessed by your family members and friends. It’s also a tool to protect against cyber thieves who could potentially hack into your devices.

103
2 years ago

A startup that sells a tool for customers to book travel for themselves and their friends at the same time, and to help them understand the cost of what they’re booking. The startup has built a system that allows them to share the itinerary with friends, and helps them navigate and understand the cost of their own travel.

103
2 years ago

A startup that helps you to connect with friends and family by sharing messages, photos, locations, and locations.

103
2 years ago

A web-based service that helps people make dinner plans with friends and family.

102
2 years ago

A way to send photos and videos to friends and family via a web application.

102
2 years ago

A startup that makes a mobile app that helps you understand the legal troubles of your friends. The company hopes to teach people how to manage their legal problems via a mobile app.

101
1 year ago

A mobile app and website that allows users to find and connect with other like-minded people in their area to build a network of friends and collaborators.

101
2 years ago

App that helps you play games against your friends and pick up where you left off on your phone

100
2 years ago

A platform that lets you create a personal blog or journal, write posts, and publish them on your own website, and share them with friends and family.

100
2 years ago

A platform to help send and receive money from friends and family in the Philippines.

99
2 years ago

Company is building a platform to help people find and get along with friends, and help people find people with similar interests.

99
1 year ago

This startup wants to help people manage their finances through a simple, smart, and mobile-friendly interface. It has raised $1.3 million to date.

99
4 months ago

A user-friendly and secure digital passport store that brings biometrics to the forefront of travel documents.

99
2 years ago

A startup that helps people to design, build and test their prototypes online Users will be able to share their prototypes with friends or partners

98
2 years ago

A Chrome extension that helps people find the best dog-friendly outfitters to take their dog hiking

98
1 year ago

“Eco-friendly” shipping containers that can be used to build shipping crates or other shipping products.

98
2 years ago

A startup that helps with matchmaking, the startup says it sifts through users’ Instagram photos, looking for common themes. It then uses machine learning to analyze what it’s seen and suggest new friends.

97
2 years ago

A startup to help organizations create employee-friendly spaces.

97
2 years ago

The startup's "mission is to make it easy for people to create and share their bitcoin and crypto wallets with their friends and family."

97
2 years 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.

96
1 year ago

App that lets you send a personalized video message to a friend, and has over a million users.

96
2 years ago

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

95
1 year ago

A startup builder that lets you create beautiful, interactive, mobile-friendly websites for your business, with no coding required

95
2 years ago

This company builds technology that allows people to securely and easily send money to and from the Philippines. Their service, which launched in May of 2018, allows Filipinos to send money to family and friends without having to deal with the high fees associated with traditional remittance services.

94
1 year ago

A way to allow people to easily share their gym photos with friends and family.

94
2 years 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.

93
2 years ago

A way to merge your Facebook and LinkedIn friends. The startup is currently in a private beta.

93
2 years ago

A startup that helps people automatically send money to a friend via SMS

93
1 year ago

A social network for elderly people to check in and view pictures of their friends and family. The startup has already helped its first customer, a family member, locate her father and communicate with him (via text) over the phone.

93
10 months ago

A startup that turns grocery shopping into an interactive game, where users can create and share grocery lists with friends.

93
2 years ago

This company is building a chat-based social network for enthusiasts that aims to allow users to share their experiences and advice with each other, like Reddit or Quora. It’s a spin on the social media platform idea: instead of frequent posts from celebrities, the goal is to get your friends to post about their experiences and thoughts.

92
2 years ago

A Slack/Facebook hybrid app that helps you figure out where your friends live.

92
2 years ago

A platform for sharing and tracking your workouts with your friends, family, and exercise trainers.

92
2 years ago

A mobile application that allows the user to create and share movement plans and trainings. The startup wants to help people share their workout plans with their friends, allowing them to track progress.

91
2 years ago

A tool to help create, share, and sync media with friends.

91
2 years ago

A SAAS product that helps organize and manage all of a person’s relationships. The startup wants to help people communicate with their friends and family more effectively.

91
1 year ago

Startup that allows users to send secure messages from the popular messaging app WeChat to their friends, family, co-workers and other contacts.

91
8 months ago

A startup that wants to help people plan year-round events and activities with friends, family, and co-workers.

90
2 years ago

You can use this to send money to friends and family, at a small fee.

89
2 years ago

A new way to personalize a conference that helps you book a room, attend a presentation, and find a new friend.

89
1 year 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.

89
1 year ago

A platform that enables people to rent out their homes to visitors. They’re building a platform that will let people rent out their homes to strangers or friends for short-term stays, and take care of the expenses for guests.

88
2 years ago

A space-saving, eco-friendly, solar-powered tent that's built with bamboo and recycled plastic. It's also waterproof, and when the time comes to move, it folds up into a waterproof bag, taking up less space than a cooler while still providing a dry, protected space for outdoor camping.

87
2 years ago

Everyone has a friend or acquaintance that they’d like to loan money to, but they have no way to do so. MoneyBroker does just that, pairing people with other people in need of cash with those who have funds to give. The startup has already raised $2.5 million and is currently on-boarding more than 2,000 users a month.

87
2 years 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.

86
2 years ago

This startup wants to sort the news you read to bring it to you in a format that’s somehow more relevant to you. The startup uses machine learning to determine which stories are most relevant to you, and tries to bring you the most relevant news. It’s a bit like Flipboard, but less user-friendly.

86
2 years ago

A digital alternative for physical notes and calendars. The startup says it’s a better way to organize and share calendars with family and friends. They charge $5 per month for a calendar with unlimited notes.

86
2 years ago

This is an app that turns your phone into an emergency hotspot to connect with friends and family, and to help you dial 911.

85
2 years ago

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

85
1 year ago

A tool that helps users track their fitness progress, measure calories burned, and connect with friends.

85
2 years ago

This startup wants to make it easier for people to find and share important information with friends and family. The startup aims to make information like travel plans, medical records, and other digitized documents more discoverable for friends and family.

84
2 years ago

A photo-sharing service that uses AI to find the best “story” in a photo and recommend it to others. Users can also share their favorite stories with friends.

84
2 years ago

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

84
1 year ago

A platform for sharing content with a group of friends to create a group conversation

84
1 year ago

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

84
2 years ago

A startup that wants to create an app that keeps you up-to-date with the latest news and information from your friends and family, or just from the web.

81
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help people who have given up their phones or are reluctant to give them up, to still communicate with loved ones, friends and coworkers. They’ve built a chatbot that allows people to send text messages and make calls to their friends without the phone.

80
10 months ago

A communication app that lets people exchange messages, photos and videos with a group of friends or family members.

80
9 months ago

A chat app that allows you to chat with a network of friends you’ve made while traveling.

80
2 years ago

Acquire new customers and have them refer your business to their friends.

79
2 years ago

A companion app for the cloud-based version of the New York Times that lets you save articles to read later, annotate them, and share them with your friends.

79
2 years ago

A social network designed to help people make friends with those from different cultures, which works as a matchmaking service for travelers.

79
2 years ago

 A startup that’s building a new and more user-friendly way to create and manage group texts, similar to GroupMe.

79
1 year ago

One of the most important parts of the mission is to create a platform that allows workers to generate a living wage while keeping them connected to their friends and family.

79
8 months ago

A company that makes it easier for people to share their favorite photos with their friends, family, and followers.

79
2 years ago

This startup is building an AI chatbot that acts as a friendly customer service rep. The startup is using a combination of machine learning, natural language processing, and domain expertise to make its chatbot more human.

78
2 years ago

Professional and semi-professional athletes and influencers are seeing their profiles get hacked. This startup wants to build a way to securely store influencer data so that it’s not lost in an ex-boyfriend’s phone.

78
2 years ago

Want to find out how your friends are doing Lookalike is a tool that can tell you how many shares someone has on Facebook, how many times they’ve posted, and the likelihood that they’ll post again.

78
17 days ago

A platform that allows users to discover and share videos from across the web. The company wants to help users find the best videos for them, and easily share them with friends.

78
2 years ago

A tool that lets someone create a Facebook Ad with a group of friends in it for a specific cause or purpose.

77
1 year ago

A startup that can help you set up multiplayer games with friends for the iPhone.

77
1 year ago

A tool that helps you keep track of the book you read, and which you can then automatically give to a friend.

77
1 year ago

A video chat product that allows you to call up a video, group chat, or voice call with friends from your phone whenever you want.

77
1 year ago

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

77
16 days ago

A mobile app that helps users create and share sessions of their favorite television shows with their friends, then record and share their reactions.

77
2 years ago

A group of former AOL employees are building a new kind of digital product, in a new kind of space. Their goal is to build a product that’s creative, inspiring, and that has a social component — a way for people to share their work with their friends and followers.

76
2 years ago

DesiChat is a messaging app for long-distance friends in India and Pakistan. After setting up a user account, users can message one another via a phone number, email address, or a Facebook account.

76
2 years ago

A company that’s building a tool to help companies build, market, and sell their products to their friends and family.

76
1 year ago

A way to store and share photos and videos in 360 degrees, allowing users to see their friends in 3-D. The startup wants to use the service to create virtual reality video by stitching together photos and videos.

76
1 year ago

A startup where your friends can rent your couch for a few days

76
2 years ago

This is a “personal assistant” that helps you game on your phone. The company focuses on helping gamers track their progress and keep up with their friends.

74
2 years ago

A platform that aims to make it easier to design and manage digital product and content experiences. An open-source platform that allows anyone to design a product and provide the necessary feedback to friends and followers. The startup is seeking to build on the work of other Open Platforms like Brave, or Pivotal, or Path.

74
1 year ago

A simple, secure online payment tool, similar to Paypal. The app allows users to send money to friends and businesses in their area.

74
2 years ago

A mobile app to help them track their exercise progress. Users can share their progress with friends and get motivation and tips from other users.

72
2 years ago

This is an app that aims to help people understand their credit score and how it can affect their future. “The app provides a user-friendly credit score calculator that is designed to give you a quick and easy understanding of your score. The calculator gives you a score based on your credit history and helps you understand how your credit score is calculated, how it will change, and what it means to you,” the company says.

72
1 year ago

A customizable, female-friendly skincare brand that uses AI to make products that are good for the skin.

72
1 year ago

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

72
3 months ago

This is an app for lending money to friends and family, with a focus on microloans.

71
10 days ago

A tool that helps you convert PDFs into mobile-friendly content. The app is free, but Pro has plans to monetize through in-app transactions and subscriptions.

71
1 year ago

A peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app that allows you to transfer money to your friends and family.

70
1 year ago

A way to automatically send money to a friend in need. If you can’t go to the person who needs the money, you can still give them some of what you have.

70
1 year ago

A social network for Snapchatters, with tattoo styles and styles that can be shared with friends.

70
5 months ago

This is a startup working to make it easier for people to connect and collaborate with their friends and family, in person and online.

70
15 days ago

A product that allows consumers to collect and share their life’s moments in the form of text, audio, video, and pictures. The company claims they’re the first company to blend AI-driven software, powerful hardware, and mobile-friendly design to create a stand-alone action camera, the Zing Camera.

70
8 months ago

A social network for people who love to shop, where they can share their favorite things, and see the ones their friends have bought.

69
1 year ago

A platform that helps you build and save customized travel itineraries for your next trip, and then allows you to share them with your friends to help them get a head start on planning.

68
1 year ago

 The company with the combined vision of Google, Facebook, and Uber: A new kind of messaging platform that allows you to send and receive a message with a set of actions. An example: You can send a message to a friend and then order them a pizza, with the message automatically being routed through the app and then to the pizza chain.

67
1 year ago

A social networking app that allows users to set up and run an online "party" for their friends.

66
2 years ago

A personal assistant that helps people figure out which of their friends is most likely to be on Twitter and Instagram.

64
1 year ago

A tool that helps users to create and edit their own “competition packs” of decks for a given game, which they then use to play against friends or strangers online.

64
1 year ago

A tool helping people make an audio track of their life, from a single instrument, so they can share that with their friends and family.

64
1 year ago

A tool that lets you manage your favorite video games via their Steam API, allowing you to edit, create, and share with friends.

64
1 year ago

A mobile app that allows people to create real-time surveys and quizzes about their day, with a social component so they can share the activity with friends.

63
17 days ago

An international service that helps people find the best price and best flight to Mexico, whether they are planning a vacation or relocation. The startup’s product is a comparison engine that pulls flight data from the world’s leading travel website and aggregates it into a set of user-friendly comparisons. Users can search for and book flights, hotels, and car rentals, and check the price of a flight against competitors.

63
1 year ago

A new platform that allows you to share your carpooling plans with friends on your preferred ride-sharing app, while allowing the app to earn money from your ride-sharing efforts.

62
1 year ago

A way to send money to friends in Mexico, with a fee of no more than $1 per transaction.

62
6 months ago

This is an app that helps users find their friends on Facebook and ask them to come over to watch the game.

62
6 days ago

Enter a city’s zip code, the app will give you a list of local LGBTQ-friendly businesses, including restaurants, bars and bathhouses.

62
16 days ago

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

61
1 year ago

A web-based platform for organizing your life, sharing with friends and family, and managing your daily activities. Notable for its “paperless” interface, which lets you create to-do lists and share them with others.

60
5 months ago

A way to pay your friends back for things they’ve done for you, like a small payment that can be sent as a text message.

60
1 year ago

Startup that wants to create a platform that would allow people to create an “anonymously encrypted blog” for their friends, family, and co-workers.

59
1 year 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.

59
1 year ago

A social network that allows users to chat and play games with their friends who are currently hanging out in the physical world. Users can also play games against friends at home, meanwhile.

59
1 year ago

Helping people see their friends’ tweets, photos, and videos from their phones during a dinner party.

59
7 months ago

A startup that encourages users to share their photos with friends and family to help them get the best possible shots for their photos. The startup uses AI to match up photos.

59
6 months ago

A map that can help you meet up with friends who are stuck in traffic.

59
1 year ago

A P2P service that lets you borrow money from your friends to fix your car, fix your leaky roof, or do whatever you need to do.

58
1 year ago

A startup that allows people to send a video directly to a friend, with a minimum of fuss.

58
1 year 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.

58
11 months ago

A decentralized blockchain platform to help people share expenses. The startup wants to help people find friends and families to help them pay for things like vacations and household maintenance. The app uses an algorithm to match people up, then goes to the third party to make the payment.

58
10 months ago

A startup that designs and sells products with a focus on materials that are more durable and environmentally friendly.

57
5 months ago

A tool for recording and archiving video content, and allowing users to share it with friends, via a built-in social network.

57
17 days ago

The startup’s mission is to make it easy to find and share personal memories through video and share the memories with friends. The startup is building the ability to curate collections of memories and share them with friends, along with finding what memories are being saved and shared by friends.

57
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that lets anyone create a site where they can create a collection of online videos and share them with friends.

56
1 year ago

 A company that’s building a new type of social media experience. People can send videos to their friends and have friends vote on which ones they like or dislike, for AI to curate more interesting content.

55
1 year ago

A platform that enables journalists to “do journalism by postcard” by sending a link to a story to a friend, who then comments on the story and sends a link to a friend, etc.

55
1 year ago

A startup that helps people stay in contact with their family and friends, with messaging, calling, and video calling.

55
1 year ago

A startup that enables users to create a ‘vision profile’ and share it with friends. Created by a couple in their twenties who wanted to know how other people were making it in the world.

54
1 year ago

A startup with a camera that allows you to snap a photo into a virtual world. This lets you snap a photo of your friend’s room, for instance, and then walk into that room in VR and be able to explore it.

53
1 year ago

A way for people to pay friends and family without a credit card.

53
1 year ago

A way to transact with your friends and family overseas.

53
6 months ago

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

53
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a mobile app, where you can invite your friends to play games with you, and earn money.

52
1 year ago

The doc app is meant to work with any electronic health records system. It’s built on the idea of user-friendly dashboards, so users can see all of the data that’s relevant, in one place. HealthBlitz is currently working with the Mayo Clinic to build out a prototype. HealthBlitz says that it’s already working with nearly 3,000 healthcare providers.

52
1 year ago

A tool for helping people create a stay-at-home network of family and friends.

52
9 months ago

A video messaging platform for young people, with the goal of connecting users to one another for relationships, friendship, and dating.

52
4 months ago

A mobile application that can be used to get a QR code for your friend's email address in the event of an emergency. The startup is the first commercially available app for getting an email in an emergency.

52
3 months ago

This facial recognition startup is building an app that helps people keep track of their friends’ movements with a simple picture of their face.

52
20 days ago

A security startup that’s building a new way to communicate with friends and family about their health, as well as a healthful way to communicate about health.

52
2 years ago

Idea: A user-friendly way to buy and manage cryptocurrency

51
1 year ago

A company that helps users create and send virtual gifts to their friends and family, with a promise that it will never expire.

51
1 year ago

A text-based banking app that helps users make secure payments, like transferring money into a friend’s bank account.

51
1 year ago

A platform that combines the best of human and machine intelligence that allows you to create your own visual voice and chatbot. The idea is that your chatbot will be able to learn from your interactions and start to learn from your friends and family.

51
1 year ago

A startup that helps your friends and family set up a plan for when you need end of life care or health care.

51
1 year ago

An employee referral platform for businesses to get employees to refer their friends to their job.

51
10 months ago

The startup is building a platform for online communities of interest. Currently, it’s a way for people to find events and share recommendations for friends, but it can be applied to other categories like sports, music, movies, etc.

51
1 year ago

A company that helps you find and connect with your family, your best friends, the ones you work with, and the ones you love.

50
1 year ago

 A connected device that connects a person’s body to their social network via a bracelet, allowing them to monitor their fitness and coaching needs, connect with friends, and be more active. The device, which is being developed by a team of former Google employees, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

49
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a marketplace for more environmentally-friendly products. With a business that was founded in the UK, they now have an office in the US.

49
1 year ago

A startup that allows members to connect with others in their city and import their address book to find things to do, see what’s open and when, and share with friends and family.

49
1 year ago

This is an app that tells you which room in your home you spend the most time in, and how that time compares to the time you spend at work, with friends, etc.

49
1 year ago

This startup wants to build an app to help detect which of your friends have the most valuable LinkedIn connections.

49
1 year ago

A company that makes home security systems that can be monitored from anywhere. It takes a user-friendly approach to things like dummies, cameras, and sensors to make a security system feel like a home.

49
11 months ago

This startup is exploring a new way to send money to friends and family. Instead of using traditional bank transfer, they’re using a virtual currency they call Ven. It’s made of a built-in electronic payment system that’s easy to use, and they say they can send Ven without fees.

49
11 months ago

This startup is building a tool for sharing an avatar between multiple users, so that people can see their friends and family from their phone and desktop.

49
9 months ago

The startup wants to provide a tool to help people find new friends based on their location and interests. The startup is launching in the UK in Q3 2019.

49
9 months ago

A startup that aims to help people track their food intake and share it with others. The app turns the act of eating into a game, where you can play with friends or compete with other people, as well as track your food intake.

49
1 year ago

Employers can access a single dashboard to track their employee’s performance. Performance is measured across different channels, including time spent at work, friend requests, and the effectiveness of their social media presence.

48
11 months ago

A social platform for “millennial-friendly” news and entertainment. It’s now in private beta.

48
10 months ago

 A group messaging app that gives users of all ages the ability to text and call their friends, including the elderly and the disabled.

48
20 days ago

A tool to help users control the data they share online with their friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

48
2 years ago

A digital locker that lets users give personal keys to their valuables to family, friends, and other trusted people, and have them get access to the item in their personal account. The service is still in beta testing and has yet to be released.

47
1 year ago

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

47
1 year ago

This platform provides a way for people to “pay friends with bitcoin”, essentially allowing you to transfer money to a friend in a peer-to-peer way.

47
1 year ago

A company that works with schools to make the school environment more parent-friendly.

47
1 year ago

A text messaging platform that lets people talk to their family and friends in a language they understand.

47
1 year ago

A social network for students, with a twist: Students can share their school activities with their friends, who can then follow them to see what they’re up to.

47
6 months ago

A user-friendly mobile app for small businesses that helps them manage their marketing campaigns, and includes analytics on the performance of campaigns.

47
1 year ago

A platform that helps users who are moving apartments share information with their friends and family, to make the process less stressful.

46
22 days ago

 LendUp is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace where people can lend money to their friends, family, or other people they know. It’s similar to sites like Lending Club and Prosper, but the startup is taking a different approach to the funding. It’s aiming to let people lend money to their friends and family, and the loans aren’t paid back until the borrower has used them to buy something.

46
1 year ago

On 2 June 2015, an app called "YouNow" was released by a team of developers from the University of Southern California. The app allows users to broadcast live videos to their friends, and allows viewers to tip the broadcasters. The video is only viewable for 24 hours, but viewers can re-watch them at any time.

45
1 year ago

A mobile app that shows what other people are searching for, and lets users see what their friends are looking at.

45
1 year ago

A mobile chat platform that lets you video chat with your friends. It actually built a mobile chat platform the same way it built the messaging platform, with no outside funding. It’s now in private beta after launching in December.

45
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to make native videos of your native language, and share them with your friends.

45
1 year ago

A new way of paying for things on the internet that’s supposed to be faster, more secure, and more user-friendly than PayPal. It’s meant to be the next step up from cash.

45
1 year ago

A user-friendly app designed to help hire employees. Filmed interviews have gone viral.

45
1 year ago

The company, which was founded in 2016, uses AI to make videos of your life, so that when you look back on your life, you can show friends and family how you were at different stages of your life.

45
9 months ago

A “global comms company” for business travelers, which helps them chronicle their trips and share them with their friends and families.

45
9 months ago

A desktop application that provides a user-friendly interface for creating, editing, and sharing scripts for YouTube videos.

45
4 months ago

A smartphone application that finds you a local babysitter, or a group of friends to go to a concert, or a ride home. The startup is planning on soft launching in the second half of 2020.

45
1 year ago

A startup that lets you upload your pictures and videos and arrange them in easy-to-use slideshows for your friends and family.

44
1 year ago

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

44
1 year ago

A software company that wants to help people connect with their families, friends, and people they care about in a more immersive way.

44
1 year ago

A startup that lets people earn money by helping their friends book trips. At present, the company has partnered with Airbnb and Kayak to help people book their own trips.

44
1 year ago

A startup that lets you run a kitchen and bar business on the side or full time, or just help out in a friend’s kitchen for a night.

44
1 year ago

A social network for Latinx entrepreneurs and women with entrepreneur friends.

44
1 year ago

This is a service that provides a way to transfer large amounts of money to a friend or family member, the company claims it’s cheaper than the international wire transfers it aims to compete with, with a 3% fee.

44
20 days ago

An online safety and privacy app. The app works by putting the user in control of their data and gives them the ability to create “safe zones” on the web that they can’t be tracked through. The app also lets users share their location with friends so they can help each other out in case of emergencies.

44
1 year ago

A startup for meeting new people and finding friends. The app is designed to make it easier for people to make new friends, and to find people with similar interests.

43
1 year ago

A new service that lets people offer their unused airline miles to friends and family. Recipients can redeem the miles for airline tickets, and the sender gets a payout.

43
1 year ago

A suite of tools for building user-friendly online courses

43
10 months ago

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

43
10 months ago

A text-based message-board system built on the open-source project of the same name. BookClub allows users to write messages, read other messages, and share links to articles. Add/remove friends, send and receive messages, and add emojis to your message.

43
9 months ago

Host a movie night for up to 20 friends and family members with a home theater system.

43
9 months ago

The startup is building an app that lets you create a “fantasy game” of sorts by competing with your friends on certain metrics. The winner of these games gets a cash prize, and the losers get to keep playing until they win.

43
9 months ago

Making office supplies more environmentally friendly, allowing a company to buy paper cones and cups in bulk, rather than using them up and throwing them away.

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps people in India establish a bank account. The service aims to be user-friendly for people who don’t have a bank account. The team also says that it’s working with the government to digitize all government records to make banking easier.

42
11 months ago

A platform for connecting people to services, services to each other and to consumers. Users can set up on-demand services which can be shared with friends, or have the option to contribute to the service’s revenue share.

42
9 months ago

 Great for users who want to maintain a network of family and friends, this startup is trying to build a system that analyzes text messages and sends push-notifications when your friends are nearby. The startup is in the early stages of development, but their team has already been working on the product for a year.

42
9 months ago

A Hong Kong-based startup that is creating a competitor to PayPal, a mobile payment system that can be used to transfer money to friends and family, accept payments from merchants, and make payments from users.

42
1 year ago

Magig is a startup that has a new take on how to borrow money. It’s sort of like Venmo, except for the borrower. The startup allows users to send money to their friends in exchange for lending them cash that they can pay back over time.

41
1 year ago

An online payment platform that lets people pay their friends through Venmo. Payalu is backed by Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and others.

41
1 year ago

A way to transform a website into a mobile-friendly experience

41
1 year ago

A platform that lets people post what they’re doing in real time, such as a meetup or a job interview, and share it with friends

41
1 year ago

The startup behind the YourTango.com app and website is planning to launch a new online messaging app that will let people chat with their friends and family face to face, and the first users will be celebrities.

41
1 year ago

An API that enables apps to tap into Facebook’s Newsfeed to give users a better idea of what their friends are reading

41
1 year ago

A startup that lets you chat in real time with all your friends, even if they’re in different countries or states.

41
11 months ago

A tool for sharing your daily activity with your family and friends.

41
11 months ago

A video game that lets you play with your friends in a virtual reality world.

41
10 months ago

A real-time video chat app that lets you chat with your friends, family, and coworkers, even if they aren’t online.

41
9 months ago

A tool for sharing pictures and video of your trip with friends and family, so you can see what it looks like where you’re going. The company says they’re the only startup in the space that focuses on creating a travel-first experience.

41
9 months ago

A tool for speeding up the process of sharing your phone’s location information with friends, family, and potential coworkers.

41
8 months ago

A user-friendly platform for enterprises to build, manage, and scale their user-generated content.

41
2 months ago

A “Find Your Friend” app that lets people find each other.

41
20 days ago

A dapp that lets people create a virtual reality world where they can play games, watch videos and share photos with friends.

41
1 year ago

This startup is looking to make it easier for people to share their ride requests, whether it be a ride with friends, a ride to the airport, or a ride to a restaurant.

40
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that allows “unbanked” consumers to borrow money from people in their network of friends and acquaintances.

40
1 year ago

A startup that helps governments issue tax-exempt bonds in an environmentally friendly way. The company uses blockchain technology to track everything from who owns the land to who owns the building to who owns the certificates.

40
1 year ago

A startup that lets you share your meal with your friends and family. The startup is looking to upend the delivery model by integrating with restaurants and other food sites to place orders.

40
1 year ago

A “social network for people working from home”, aimed at helping them find things to do and make new friends. The startup also has a product for businesses that “want to run their own social network for work from home”.

40
1 year ago

A startup that helps you play games with friends without giving away all your personal information.

40
11 months ago

is a startup that wants to bring personalization to CRM, allowing people to see what their friends are doing and make recommendations based on what they’ve done in the past.

40
4 months ago

A startup that lets people borrow friends’ unused airline miles for a fee.

40
1 year ago

The app lets you make money when your friends want to buy stuff from you. The app creates a “payment” link when you post a photo of an item. When a friend clicks the link, they’re charged a commission on the sale.

39
1 year ago

A way to let people buy gifts for each other with their phones. The startup is building an app that allows you to scan barcodes of items on the internet, then share them with friends to purchase for them with a few taps.

39
8 months ago

An open source app that lets users “natively share their daily life on social media”. It also allows them to create “life progress reports” that they share with friends and family.

39
7 months ago

A startup that aims to turn any website into a social network, using a customizable experience to foster invite-only groups that can be shared with friends and family.

39
6 months ago

A platform that helps people build cash gifting sites where they can gift e-gift cards to their friends and family.

39
1 year ago

A startup that allows guests to share photos from their travel with their friends and family at home.

38
1 year ago

A tool for online videos that allows users to embed their videos on their websites and share them with friends.

38
1 year ago

A tool that lets you send money to friends, family and businesses.

38
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to find a ride-sharing service to pick up the family or friends when they need to be dropped off.

38
1 year ago

A platform that allows companies to run their own inventory management system, designed to be more user-friendly than the current options.

38
11 months ago

This startup is building a way for you to pay a friend who has a different phone from yours.

38
10 months ago

A startup that lets people transfer money between their bank accounts and a friend’s account. It’s similar to TransferWise and other peer-to-peer cash exchanges.

38
10 months ago

A Q&A platform that transcribes audio conversations to text and vice versa, so users can have conversations with friends and family over voice technology.

38
9 months ago

A platform for merchants to sell on social media. The platform helps people find products in the app and allows them to share the sale with a crowd of their friends.

38
8 months ago

A mobile app that helps people track the best deals around them, from the deals their friends are getting to the deals that are most popular in their area at the moment.

38
6 months ago

A way to copyright performance art, or “capture the essence of an artistic performance.” It’s a sort of digital short film that you can collect and share with friends.

38
6 months ago

A startup that matches users with their dream jobs. The company wants to alleviate the problem of the “job” described in the company’s teaser video being the “job of a friend’s friend”. The company’s “crowdsourced job” is a gig at a startup, and it’s currently in stealth mode.

38
4 months ago

An on-demand beauty service that functions like a concierge or personal stylist, who will help you pick out a new outfit for the day, book a manicure or massage, or help you pick out a gift for a friend. The startup is currently focusing on the UK, with an international expansion in mind.

38
1 year ago

In the same vein as OwnPeep, this startup aims to allow you to share your furniture browsing history with friends and family members so they can help you find the perfect furniture for your home.

37
1 year ago

A social app that lets you set up groups of friends and family to help you out with tasks at times you’re not able to do them yourself.

37
1 year ago

A healthcare subscription service for people wanting to track and keep tabs on their prescriptions. The company is building out a very simple and user friendly platform that saves users time and money by managing their prescriptions.

37
1 year ago

A hand-woven bag that looks like a pineapple. The startup is building a community of knitters, who will make and sell pineapple-shaped bags to be used as a summer beach bag or a gift for a friend.

37
11 months ago

This startup aims to make it easier for people to have a conversation about money with friends and family. The company connects friends and family for advice about finances and other topics.

37
11 months ago

A “social workspace” that is a virtual home for kids to hang out, play, meet their friends, and do their homework. The startup is based in San Diego and is working on a $10 million round.

37
10 months ago

A way for anyone to build an app for their network of friends. Everyone can build the exact app they want, from the look and feel, to the functionality, and get it out to the world.

37
6 months ago

A company that wants to make it easier for families to share photos and video of the kids, including a new product that lets kids make their own videos and share them with friends with a few taps.

37
6 months ago

A startup that wants to be a "Facebook for the blind". Color was created by two brothers — one blind and one sighted — who want to help their visually impaired friends connect with one another in the same way that sighted people can.

37
1 year ago

This company is a tool for sharing shopping lists with friends and family.

36
1 year ago

Using AI, this startup aims to make it easier for people to help their friends and family by text. The platform is currently running in beta in New York City for the time being.

36
1 year ago

A solution for the “millennial” generation that allows users to send money to friends, or use it to pay for items online.

36
1 year ago

The startup’s goal is to make healthcare data more user-friendly for consumers, who it says want to know what the data means and how to access it.

36
11 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to find and engage with their community of friends, family and other people who share the same interests.

36
11 months ago

A Brazilian startup that wants to make it easier for people to share their meals (and with whom) with family and friends.

36
11 months ago

A company that is building a voice assistant for the blind, which is meant to be easier to use than others. “We are designing a system that makes it easier for blind people to navigate their homes, speak to their family and friends, and learn more about the world around them.”

36
10 months ago

A startup for showing you all of your favorite movies on YouTube. The idea here is to provide the functionality of a movie database, but in a more consumer-friendly way that caters to those who aren’t looking to start watching movies, but instead just want to know what movies are coming out that are worthwhile.

36
9 months ago

A UC Berkeley startup, Spare is building a platform to help users manage and organize their data. The company is working on building a user-friendly platform that makes it easy to create, share and collaborate on data.

36
6 months ago

One of the most popular ways to stay in touch with friends and family has to be through text messages. The company wants to build a texting platform that is both secured and private.

36
1 year ago

A way to make it easy for people to send money from their bank account to their friends and family across the world. The startup is only in the US currently, but aims to expand internationally.

35
1 year ago

A marketing tool for businesses that wants to encourage customers to recommend them to their friends and family. The company allows businesses to create and share a personalized review page, with a personality quiz and a survey, so people can see how their friends and family feel about them.

35
1 year ago

A tool for streamlining the entire social security process, with an app that allows you to give money to a friend or relative as a gift, automatically.

35
9 months ago

The startup is building a platform that behaves like a combination of a group messaging app, a social network and a social graph. The app is designed to help groups of friends or co-workers communicate and share information, and is targeted for business use.

35
8 months ago

Software that helps people manage the annoying and complicated practice of setting up a new home in the US. The company’s founder, who is an engineer in Brazil, built the app to help friends and family move.

35
8 months ago

Two-way video calling is on the rise. The company is building a platform that allows you to “video call” your friends and family inside the app.

35
6 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to share a room as a group, both with friends and with strangers. The company also wants to be a way to connect people with roommate matches, and also plans to support free housing for people who need to stay in a certain city for a certain amount of time.

35
6 months ago

As the name suggests, this is a group of people who want to help you find your best friends in college. The company is targeting colleges right now, but will eventually expand to the rest of the world.

35
5 months ago

A way to get on-demand services from your friends, like a concierge service that can help you with things like laundry or groceries.

35
4 months ago

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

35
1 year ago

An alternative to the more popular sharing apps like Snapchat, where people can share videos with friends, but also keep their messages private.

34
11 months ago

A free-to-use program that helps parents coordinate carpools among friends and neighbors.

34
10 months ago

A startup that lets you pay your friends and family without any fees. Currently in YC Demo Day.

34
9 months ago

We’ve been using Slack for years, but these days it’s a mess. Huddle wants to help teams with their internal communications by offering a dedicated communication tool for teams that’s cloud-based and mobile-friendly.

34
9 months ago

“The best way to discover interesting new things is to ask a friend.” Spare Room is looking to build out a marketplace for people to privately buy, sell, and share gifts.

34
7 months ago

A company that allows people to securely share video and audio with family and friends, then download the video or audio directly to their phone.

34
6 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for founders to raise capital from their network of friends and family.

34
4 months ago

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

34
2 months ago

A startup that lets you make a digital video in VR and then export it, so that you can share it with friends and family.

34
1 year ago

a startup that wants to do what most people think of as “time management”, in a way that’s more user-friendly and not really “time management”.

33
1 year ago

Using a phone, users can scan QR codes to send money to a friend who is in need.

33
1 year ago

A startup that pays customers for sharing content with their friends, starting with Facebook and Instagram.

33
10 months ago

A messaging app for native iOS and Android experiences that allows users to get in touch with friends and family that live elsewhere.

33
10 months ago

A mobile payments app that lets people transfer money between their friends. The startup's founders say they're currently seeing over 5,000 users per month.

33
7 months ago

A payment platform that allows customers to send money to their friends and family, just like Paypal. The startup is funded by investors including Google Ventures and Thrive Capital.

33
6 months ago

A product that lets users create their own version of Facebook, with its own user-friendly interface and powerful tools to help you build your fan base, connect with others, and better promote yourself and your content.

33
6 months ago

A startup for sharing your digital photos and videos with friends and family.

33
5 months ago

A way to make it easier for users to take their own photos and quickly share them on social networks. The startup wants to make sharing photos with friends as easy as sending a text message.

33
3 months ago

A dating app that aims to help you meet people by matching you with your friends.

33
6 days ago

A platform that helps close friends connect using the same set of interests, like a Facebook or LinkedIn, but without the need to sign in.

33
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that lets people create their own unique events, which they can then invite their friends to, similar to how it works on Facebook.

32
10 months ago

A startup that lets people log in and see what their friends are watching and playing, and discover new things to watch and play.

32
8 months ago

A company working on a mobile app that will allow users to share trips with friends and family, and see where they are going. The founders say they can currently see users traveling to over 100 countries with the app.

32
7 months ago

A simple way to send money to family and friends in India

32
7 months ago

A solar-powered furniture startup that makes furniture that’s both fashionable and environmentally friendly.

32
4 months ago

A platform for creating “microlibraries”, a digital collection of books shared by a small group of friends.

32
11 months ago

A consumer marketing platform where customers can buy and ship products directly to friends. The startup is also working on a team-based crowdfunding platform to help small business owners.

31
7 months ago

A new take on the “online dating war” by using AI to help users find friends to hang out with

31
6 months ago

A personalized research assistant that can help you figure out the traits of your best friends and understand human behavior, with data visualizations and quizzes

31
5 months ago

A tool aimed at organizations with a lot of people that want to get organized but don’t know how to. It’s like YPlan or Meetup, but for people that want to do things like host a business meeting, volunteer, or get together with friends.

31
2 months ago

A tool that allows you to create and share online “digital scrapbook” pages. The tools allows you to create and edit digital scrapbooks that can be shared with friends.

31
1 year ago

A startup that lets people text a friend and have it sent to their phone as a reminder.

30
11 months ago

A company that helps bank customers transfer money to friends and family in Mexico, paying them in pesos at about a 1% fee, as opposed to the 3% fee for a traditional money transfer.

30
11 months ago

An online community that offers a place to foster and develop friendships, share interests, and explore hobbies.

30
8 months ago

A visual way of sending money to family and friends, with built-in chat capabilities so you can directly message your recipients about the funds.

30
11 months ago

An automated solution for building a user-friendly car insurance application that’s GDPR-compliant.

29
11 months ago

A new way to connect with friends, co-workers and family members by sharing your location, knowledge and interests.

29
10 months ago

A startup that wants to create a “system of trust” for your money. The company wants to provide a user-friendly, easy way to track and access your money, in plain English.

29
8 months ago

A startup that allows people to track their friends’ social lives and determine if they’re getting enough sleep.

29
7 months ago

Startup that wants to make it easy to share things with your friends via a simple messaging platform.

29
7 months ago

People in the US often travel to Europe to enjoy a summer holiday. But while they’re gone, they miss all the things they usually do back home, like seeing friends and family. So iHome wants to give them the ability to go online and see photos and videos of their friends and family back home who they miss during their trip.

29
3 months ago

This is a fitness-related app that’s “all about making exercise fun.” The app tracks your workout and helps you discover new exercises, but is also centered on making exercise a social experience. Users can share their workout with friends, and even challenge one another.

29
1 year ago

A new way to help consumers buy environmentally-friendly products. The startup is a small team that’s looking to build a better way for consumers to get their hands on environmentally-friendly products from all over the world. While it’s not quite a marketplace, it does offer a centralized marketplace that connects the consumer to one online store for all their environmentally-friendly products.

28
1 year ago

A group of four college friends who decided to start a company to help create a more efficient way to source and manufacture electronics. The company wants to be the first company to completely eliminate the middlemen of electronics manufacturing and create more manufacturing in the U.S.

28
7 months ago

A startup that lets people in the military track their data, and other information like safety, on-time birthdays, and check on their friends

28
7 months ago

A startup that helps you see what your friends are doing in real time through their locations. The app displays a circle for each person on a map, with the circles moving closer together as they get closer to each other.

28
7 months ago

A platform for helping people reconnect with friends that have moved away.

28
7 months ago

When your friends start complaining that their friends aren’t getting in on the next big trend, you can introduce them to the startup that wants to buy and sell that trend. The startup helps you snap up the next big thing before your friends, claiming to have over 100,000 traders in its platform.

28
6 months ago

A user-friendly SaaS platform that helps companies and individuals co-sign loans with other users. The startup plans to use AI to match high-qualified borrowers with lenders who offer better terms while still giving the user peace of mind.

28
2 months ago

A tool that makes it easier to share files with friends or co-workers, allowing users to sync files across devices.

28
1 year ago

A web app that helps people find joy in the everyday. You’ll be able to build a home page or blog, then use it to share content with friends, or invite others to join in.

27
7 months ago

People who’ve lost weight in the past can share their weight loss story with the community. Users record how much they weigh and what they’re eating daily and tag their friends to help them stay on track.

27
6 months ago

A messaging app that lets you send money to friends and family, even if they don’t have a bank account. Pudding lets you send US dollars to people using your phone number, and it’s available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.

27
6 months ago

A startup that makes it easy to send money abroad to friends and family. The startup is looking to partner with banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions to help small businesses and families send money abroad.

27
1 month ago

If a startup isn’t building the next big social network, it’s building the next big messaging app. After launching on Messenger, Snapjoy is pitching a new service that lets users create their own social network for their friends and family.

27
4 days ago

Unilever is using AI to make its detergents more environmentally friendly. The company is using artificial intelligence to predict how much detergent a person needs, based on their behavior and preferences.

27
2 years ago

Idea: A personalized shopping service that helps users find the perfect gifts for their friends and family. Users share the kinds of experiences and activities they like, and the company finds things they’ll like.

26
1 year ago

The company’s goal is to “put the attention economy to work for people, not for advertising.” Or, as they put it: “Imagine a world where the people who you want to be connected to are the ones who know you best – your friends – not the people who pay the most.”

26
8 months ago

A startup to help people create their own social networks, like inviting friends and family to join along with creating a digital “photo album” that you can share with others.

26
8 months ago

A way to send money to friends and family in India, via a bank account, without official documentation.

26
7 months ago

A startup that lets users create custom clip art, sharing it with friends and family via text or email.

26
5 months ago

A startup that lets you put your phone number on a business card and connect with friends, family, and colleagues. The founders of this startup say they’re selling a lot of business cards, with over 1,200 cards shipped in 24 hours and a $1,500 monthly recurring revenue.

26
3 months ago

Rides, a ridesharing company that focuses on providing a cheaper and friendlier alternative to Uber and Lyft. The company was founded on an idea that the majority of people want ridesharing but don’t want to pay the higher prices of Uber and Lyft. Rides is currently operating in Atlanta, GA, with plans to expand to other cities.

26
3 months ago

Service that offers a group of friends the ability to make reservations and pay for them as a group without money being split up.

26
6 months ago

A quick way to see which of your friends are online, what they’re working on, and what they’re doing for fun

25
5 months ago

Social media for the affluent, for people who want to spend more on their social media habits and keep tabs on their friends’ lives.

25
4 months ago

A user-friendly platform for tracking expenses paid by credit cards, loans, and other means.

25
4 months ago

A carpooling app for commuters looking to get to work or meet up with friends.

25
3 months ago

A startup that helps users visualize their money and investments in a user-friendly way, helping them see where they’re spending their money and then allowing them to take action to make changes.

25
1 month ago

A startup to help you, your friends, or your family members get the best price on an insurance claim. Based on the idea that insurance companies are using the same pricing models across all of the world, the app claims to provide a personalized experience.

25
8 months ago

A startup that helps development teams implement user-friendly design feedback loops and collaboration tools into their development process.

24
4 months ago

A “Facebook for people,” players can connect with their friends, see pictures and videos posted by their friends, and can post their own. The startup was started by a former Facebook executive, who wanted to build on the platform’s growth.

24
3 months ago

In the early days of mobile, people didn’t have ways to reconnect with friends when they weren’t together. Now, with everyone having access to mobile data and voice, they can easily make phone calls with friends who are traveling and even call their friends’ phones.

24
2 months ago

A web platform that lets people find out if their friends are coming to their local events as a way to get them to get more involved in the event.

24
1 month ago

A company that makes and sells eco-friendly products to raise awareness of water scarcity and climate change.

24
1 month ago

A tool for setting up emergency events for the homeless, their friends, and supporters. The startup uses a mapped interface to organize people and events, and then helps organize logistics like phone calls, note taking, and transportation.

24
1 month ago

A facial recognition startup working on a social network that uses facial recognition to help people find friends, family, and other people with a similar interest.

24
8 months ago

A calendar app for iOS, launched in early 2017, that enables users to share notes and other information about their day with their friends. It’s said to have over 500,000 users.

23
8 months ago

A group of friends launched a startup racing to build a go-anywhere, accessible, and affordable modular electric car. The car is a lightweight, urban electrical vehicle, with a range of about 500 miles, a top speed of about 70 mph, and a starting cost of $10,000.

23
7 months ago

A company that helps people track the people who take their money and the people who keep it. Using a combination of data from a variety of sources, the startup’s tool helps people see who their friends and family are, how much they make, and where they spend it.

23
5 months ago

A platform that helps people get the most out of their social networks, by creating profiles with all the details they need, along with a quick and easy way to leverage their networks to get in touch with friends.

23
5 months ago

A chat platform that connects you to your friends’ friends who can help you find a job, buy a house, or get an apartment. The platform is meant to help with big life decisions like these.

23
3 months ago

“A platform for data-driven marketing”. It’s a platform that pulls from Facebook and Instagram and Google to understand what your family and friends are interested in, and makes a recommendation based on that data.

23
3 months ago

This app is designed to help high school students organize their free time to find things to do, meet friends and plan their after-school activities. It’s B2B, with a small school setting where it tries to help teachers create a network of students with similar interests to help them plan their after-school schedules.

23
2 months ago

A relatively new startup, Peoplo is building a “bot-free chat platform that can be used by anyone, anywhere”. Peoplo users will be able to chat with their friends and family, and the company is looking to sign up up to 5 million users by the end of 2019.

23
8 months ago

A startup from China that builds video games around a concept called “social finance” where the players make bets with their friends and the company that the outcome of the game will influence. For example, the company could build a game where the company that wins the bet could lobby for laws favorable to them.

22
6 months ago

A platform to allow users to export and import their Facebook posts, photos and videos, making it easier to share updates, stories, and lives with friends on Facebook.

22
3 months ago

A collaborative texting app that uses location tracking to alert friends when they are near a specific location. It also allows users to send stickers, videos, photos and GIFs.

22
2 months ago

A startup that helps users create a social media account and then promote it to their friends and family, with the goal of getting them to help make a purchase.

22
1 month ago

A tool for people to connect and make friends with other people in their geographic town.

22
7 months ago

A new social media app that lets users identify and connect with their friends and followers who are online. The company helps users find and follow content creators, allowing for more targeted social media posts.

21
4 months ago

A company that sells a $50,000 security system made up of a garage door opener, a smart lock and a $49 video camera. The startup’s hardware is intended to let people live in their homes with their pets, and it has a product roadmap that includes a pet-friendly version of its camera

21
4 months ago

The startup is building a network of people who have a shared interest in creating things that are useful, beautiful and environmentally friendly. They have a purpose-built app for tracking and sharing ideas.

21
3 months ago

A platform for the rental market in which a person can host a party, choose their own playlist and invite their friends.

21
3 months ago

A chatbot that allows people to send cash to friends and relatives without incurring fees.

21
3 months ago

A new way of sharing and viewing live video. The app integrates with Facebook Live and Periscope, allowing you to watch your friends and family broadcast live.

21
1 month ago

A startup that helps users show off their photos, videos and selfies to their friends.

21
1 month ago

A social media platform for people with disabilities (and their friends and family) to share their stories and interact with others online. Currently, the startup is in talks with several large universities and is looking for partners to help them set up a pilot program.

21
1 month ago

A platform that allows users to share their digital goods, such as music, photos and video, with friends, family and fans without having to upload them to the cloud.

21
6 months ago

A startup that makes it easy to manage and share expenses between friends and families in the same way that Airbnb allows people to rent out their homes directly to each other.

20
4 months ago

A new way to connect with your friends and family. A new way to connect with your friends and family.

20
4 months ago

A text-based chat app that uses machine learning to track the progress of a conversation and know when to stop a conversation or switch between friends.

20
3 months ago

A platform for people to “know” about their friends and family, for those looking for events, people to know about, or anything else. The company uses algorithms to scan your social media profile and help you know if your family or friends are safe or in danger.

20
1 month ago

 A platform for sharing photos, videos, and links to webpages with your friends via email, SMS and other social networks. The platform caters to a wider group of users than just professional photographers, and has been used by celebrities, brands and musicians to share their works and ideas.

20
3 months ago

A company that provides a platform for creating and managing private social networks for families and friends.

19
3 months ago

This is a text messaging app that lets you call and text your friends and family directly from your phone. It’s like the Snapchat app, only instead of sharing photos or videos, it’s sharing texts. The startup makes money by charging a small percentage of the transaction.

19
1 month ago

This startup is building a tool that allows you to prioritize content in a way similar to how you prioritize friends and family on Facebook. It’s a unique way to manage your media consumption, but it’s also a way to manage your media consumption that’s competitive with Facebook.

19
4 months ago

A place to check-in to a piece of art, share it with friends, and add photos

18
3 months ago

A way to share music with your friends, and be able to easily buy new music. Available for Android and iOS.

18
5 months ago

This startup is working on a service that promises to create a digitized version of your personal library, which you can then share with friends to read, sync with Dropbox, or print.

17
4 months ago

A platform that lets you connect with your friends and follow your favorite brands, with a focus on fashion and lifestyle brands

17
2 months ago

A startup that allows people to share their Spotify playlists with friends, and other users to add them to their own playlists. The startup is also building a music recommendation service.

17
3 months ago

A platform that helps people and companies find people to date, find people to hire, and even find people to be friends with. The app tracks social media, online dating, and other apps to bring all the information together.

16
2 months ago

A startup that connects groups of friends to meet up, this startup wants to help people organize and plan their events.

16
2 months ago

A software company that helps companies create a single, mobile-friendly app that allows workers to access spreadsheets and documents from any device.

16
2 months ago

A startup building an “AI Assistant that helps you throw a dinner party to impress your friends, that also knows when to make a restaurant reservation, and when to call your mom”.

16
2 months ago

A tool for people to share aspects of their life with a trusted group of friends. The startup’s goal is to make it easier for people to ask for help when they don’t know how to do something: “When you’re in a situation that you don’t know how to handle, you can reach out to a group of friends who are there to help you,” they say.

15
1 month ago

A secure messaging app with end-to-end encryption and a user-friendly interface.

15
1 month ago

A startup that lets you search for recipes online, then send them to friends via email or SMS

15
1 month ago

A startup that helps companies build a user-friendly app for managing their workforce.

15
2 years ago

Idea: A text messaging app to help women in Afghanistan stay safe from abuse. It works as a “panic button” that calls a preselected list of family and friends when pressed.

14
2 months ago

A startup for people who care about the environment. The startup is working to create a marketplace for “environmental products” wherein a company can sell their own environmentally-friendly products and make money off of the idea that their customers are willing to pay more to buy products that are eco-friendly.

14
1 month ago

A user-friendly platform that allows people to make a tax-deductible donation to charity in a single step.

13
25 days ago

A startup that is building a platform to help people connect and communicate with their friends and family who are in other countries.

13
1 month ago

A chatbot-based network for contact management by legacy, friends and family, and people with specific needs. The company wants to build a software platform for handling contact management for the elderly and for people with dementia, as well as for people with chronic illnesses.

12
1 month ago

A tool that helps you track your health and fitness data, and allows you to share your progress with friends and family. The company wants to build a community of people who are trying to achieve health and fitness goals, and track each other’s progress.

12
1 month ago

A tool designed to help people share their videos with family and friends, with a focus on re-creating/enhancing memories

12
3 months ago

A startup that offers a secure mobile photo-sharing service for travelers. The company is aimed at a market of people who want to send family and friends photos and videos from their phone, but don’t want their images to be stolen.

11
2 months ago

A platform that helps users organize and share their life events in the context of a narrative that’s then read by others. The company wants to help people better communicate their lives to their friends, family and others.

11
2 months ago

A platform that helps companies build user-friendly apps for their employees, including expense reporting, management of rewards programs, and payroll.

11
2 months ago

A “Facebook for personal finance” that allows people to share their financial needs and information and get help from a network of friends, family, and experts.

11
1 month ago

A personal assistant for the iPhone, with features like reminding you to go to the gym, tracking your phone’s battery, and sending you reminders when your friend’s birthday is coming up.

11
1 month ago

This startup is building a social network for drivers. It lets drivers find their location, search for nearby businesses, and share their location with friends.

11
1 month ago

A credit card for students, who often have a hard time getting approved for a credit card. It includes a special student-friendly credit card account, with a lower interest rate.

11
4 months ago

A new way to provide your friends with their favorite drinks, based on the idea that if you’re going out and it’s 3:30 in the morning, you’re more likely to want a beer and a shot than you are a glass of champagne.

10
1 month ago

It’s a spreadsheet for connecting to your friends’ location data, allowing you to see where they are and plan your day ahead.

10
2 months ago

Build an online platform that lets people play in their home and share their gameplay with their friends. The startup’s goal is to give the community an opportunity to play in the same game at the same time.

9
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that provides a service that helps people who are having a birthday party to grow their network and find more friends

7
1 day ago

OnTap is building a way for people to communicate with and give directions to each other in real time. The startup, which was founded in August, is building a communication platform for people who want to share their location with friends and family, offering them a choice of several different ways to do so.

3
2 years ago

A startup for people who are moving to a new city and need help finding new friends

-1
2 years ago

A startup that sells a tool for helping people find old classmates or friends

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to make a video for you to show your family and friends when you are stuck in a foreign country

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can buy gift cards that are customized by the giver (IE I buy my friend a gift card for a cooking class or to a spa)

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that allows you to make a game with your friends with a few clicks

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that lets you give friends and family a chance to pay rent and other bills

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps people go into business together Say you have a friend that's a lawyer and another that's an engineer A collaboration tool could help them communicate, share files and bill clients more smoothly The company is currently bootstrapped, and has a 10-person team

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that lets users create, share, and track video messages with friends/family

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Allows people to send money to family and friends in the Philippines via chat apps like Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and Telegram The chat apps offer a great way to chat with people, but it’s a hassle to send money via another platform like PayPal or Venmo, so they’re using chat apps as the payment mechanism

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A company with an app that allows people create their own visual shopping lists and share them with friends and family.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes a lightweight, mobile-friendly way to trade options for retail investors, promising a user experience similar to Robinhood.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A social media app that uses a multi-level, multi-person game mechanic to help people try to figure out who in their friend group are the most popular.

-1
2 years ago

A startup that has a service to help people decide which of their friends to ask to go to a party

-1
2 years ago

A startup that gives people the ability to store their personal photos and videos online and find friends who share similar interests

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