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3 years ago

A small business marketing strategy and planning tool that lets small businesses measure their marketing performance across all channels. It started by focusing on social media and has expanded to include web traffic and content marketing, email marketing, and paid search.

447
11 months ago

A micro-city and coworking space, which will include a cafe, a bar, a rooftop garden, and a dance floor.

338
1 year ago

A company that wants to help members of the LGBTQ community and other minorities get affordable health insurance. HealthForceOne has been in the market for almost a year, with a client list that includes the New York City Department of Health and the LGBT Center.

325
2 years ago

Pitchbook, a media company that covers the venture industry, has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch. It includes several companies from the summer batch, including the following:

307
2 years ago

A company aiming to make tech easier to set up and use. Offerings include a virtual office, HR and payroll services.

239
2 years ago

The company’s wallet app includes a rewards program that allows users to earn points that translate into gift cards and other discounts.

200
3 years ago

A white-label SaaS for managing real estate, which includes a CRM to help companies manage their tenants and clients. The startup has raised $1.5 million in funding.

183
2 years ago

Other notable startups in the city include:

182
2 years ago

A daily newsletter about startups, with stories and profiles, written by a team that includes 500-hour Y Combinator alum.

179
2 years ago

A workplace for remote teams that includes a Slack-like messaging system and a shared knowledge base

175
2 years ago

A toolkit to help non-profits build and manage websites. Its pre-built themes include a person-powered fundraising site, an environmental website, and a donation-based site.

170
3 years ago

 A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to optimize lead generation. The startup’s customers include Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest job site, and the US’s largest insurance company.

168
1 year ago

The Summer 2018 batch of startups included 15 companies, including:

168
3 years ago

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

163
2 years ago

Inmar is backed by a number of investors that include:

163
1 year ago

A database of all the world’s public companies, which includes their stock market valuation and most recent transactions.

163
3 years ago

A new kind of company that uses algorithms and machine learning to predict how well its customers will do in the future. Possible applications include helping companies set up 401k plans that are as good for their employees as they are for the company’s bottom line.

160
3 years ago

A peer-to-peer lending company that focuses on college students. The company says it’s in talks with a few large consumer finance companies and would like to see itself included in student loan refinancing programs. They’re based in Delaware.

159
2 years 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.

158
1 year ago

A platform for short-term rentals that includes an automatic payment system, insurance and the ability to have check-in/check-out times set.

158
1 year ago

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

157
3 years ago

A food delivery service for medical patients. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and General Catalyst.

156
3 years ago

A startup that is building an alternative repository to Airbnb for people to find rentable resources This includes everything from homes to lawn mowers, from the startup’s own website

155
3 years ago

In the past year, the startup has raised $1.5 million. The company’s clients include Nestle and Samsung. The company’s platform allows companies to monitor and control their customers’ mobile data usage.

152
1 year ago

A digital library for poets that curates the best and most unique poems across all genres. The app includes a database of more than 200,000 poems and sources, and functions as a social network for poets.

151
3 years ago

A company that makes both low-cost and premium products for the fashion industry. The premium products include the T-shirt, the slim-fit denim, and the leather jacket. The company is also manufacturing a line of eyewear, and it recently launched a line of knitwear for women.

150
1 year ago

A platform to help users find jobs around town and in their niche, which includes a marketplace for hiring.

150
3 years ago

A startup that helps employers manage their payroll, benefits, and insurance electronically, with a set of tools that include a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, an API, virtual and in-person support.

149
3 years ago

This startup lets employers create employee referral programs and sells the referral fees. The startup’s customers include companies like Wayfair, Zillow, and American Express.

149
1 year ago

Social Hour is a platform for businesses to engage with their customers. Using their platform, businesses can create a social experience for their customers that includes live video, video Q&A, polls, and more.

149
3 years ago

Note: This list is not comprehensive, and does not include all the companies that applied to YC in 2017.

148
3 years ago

A platform that helps retailers and brands create in-person or online events for their customers. Events include meetups, dinners, and dinners-with-entertainment. The startup has raised $288,000.

148
3 years ago

A social network for the deaf, modeled after its popular iPhone app. The company has expanded its offerings to include audio versions of the app for the deaf and hard of hearing.

148
1 year ago

Bot Camp is a platform for building bots for Slack or Facebook Messenger. The company, which launched in May, is backed by Abraaj Group, a global investment firm whose portfolio includes e-commerce startup Shopify.

148
3 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.

146
3 years ago

This list does not include every startup that has accepted into YC, but only the startups that have launched since the program started.

144
1 year ago

A platform to help companies manage and track their safety and security needs, which can include everything from fire safety to accessibility standards.

143
1 year ago

Help companies build and manage their in-house legal teams. Its clients include Amazon, Google, and PayPal.

143
3 years ago

An independent record label, with a roster of artists that include The album "Fizzy Logic" was produced by the music app Bandzoogle.

142
3 years ago

The list is not all-inclusive, but we've tried to include a representative sample of the many companies, startups, and other organizations in the Philadelphia tech scene.

141
3 years ago

The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

141
3 years ago

A company that lets you “quickly build out your own restaurant”, with a kit that includes everything you need to get going.

139
3 years ago

Founded by two former McKinsey consultants, Talent App is a startup that helps companies find the best candidates for roles using ATS technology. Talent App is a membership-based service that includes features like a powerful candidate analytics tool, a job board, and insights into candidate behavior.

138
3 years ago

A software platform that enables the sharing of carpooling services based on income levels, creating a price that includes how much it costs to get to work, how much your coworkers are willing to pay, and how much you’re willing to pay.

137
3 years ago

A company that provides apps for the healthcare industry, to help doctors and nurses be more efficient. The platform includes apps like digital medical records, electronic health records, patient education, and clinical documentation.

136
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to manage virtual attendees for events, which are usually hard to track and often not included in the database. The startup is releasing a beta version of its software in mid-November.

133
1 year ago

WeWork, which lets you rent out desks and office space by the hour, is expanding its services to include space for meetings, presentations, and training.

133
2 years ago

A social network for the connected car. It aims to make car ownership more accessible by providing access to smartphone-based services that include vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and selling services.

131
3 years ago

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

129
2 years ago

A book publisher. The company plans to publish books in the style of Harry Potter, which will include a “magical” performance.

127
3 years ago

A startup that brings the “higher education experience” to students by connecting them with tutors. Notable alumni include Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.

125
3 years ago

A tool to help employees collaborate on projects efficiently, which includes an email platform, file sharing, and task management.

125
3 years ago

The first class of startups accepted into Y Combinator in 2017 was announced on July 25, 2017. The class included 10 companies, including Lattice, Sift Science, Shovel, Picatic, and TwoXAR.

124
2 years ago

A startup that aims to simplify the creation of email marketing campaigns. A typical campaign might include dozens of email addresses, personalization, and a list of recipients. The startup empowers marketers to create a single email campaign, and include as many personalized variables as they want.

121
2 years ago

A new type of video chat that includes a “super-fast camera” and instant zoom. The company wants to build a video chat experience that can be both more intimate and more powerful than the current line of video chat apps.

120
3 years ago

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

119
3 years ago

A platform that allows for distributed teams to negotiate, ensure a project is on time and on budget, and track progress. They’re working on a cloud-based solution with a feature set that includes project management, time and labor tracking, and collaboration.

119
2 years ago

A tool for bringing together the various employees in the supply chain of a product. The platform is meant to help manage the complexity of supply chains, which include multiple suppliers, and to keep a closer eye on the supply chain.

119
2 years ago

A mobile application that uses a custom demo version of Facebook’s Graph API to allow users to create and share an interactive digital business card that includes information about their company, including their team.

119
2 years ago

A company that builds software for HR and recruiting. It’s an HR software company, but it will also provide the software needed to make recruiting software, and it will include HR data integrations.

119
3 years ago

A company that provides an API for businesses to be able to sell custom branded cryptocurrency gift cards to their customers. They say their customers include Whole Foods, Sephora, Target, and other major retailers.

118
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.

118
7 months ago

A debt-recovery app for India. It claims to have 1 million users and $20 million in assets. The startup started by focusing on debt recovery, but has recently expanded to include asset recovery.

118
2 years ago

A company building a way for people to “rent” their phone data for a monthly fee, with text messages included.

117
1 year ago

The startup provides a digital platform for employees to share feedback and instant messages with colleagues. Their clients include companies like Cisco, Google, and the U.S. Army.

117
2 years ago

Only 1% of all workers in the US have their overtime legally included in their paychecks. This startup wants to be the alternative. They’re building a mobile app that tracks time and automatically computes overtime pay.

116
1 year ago

A meal-delivery service that includes catering, bartending, and delivery in one package.

113
2 years ago

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

110
2 years ago

Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

109
2 years ago

A charging station for electric vehicles that includes charging stations for both Tesla’s and Nissan’s vehicles.

109
2 years ago

 A photo app for capturing and sharing memories that includes a suite of features like either a video or still image capture, an audio track, and even a filter that lets you add music.

104
2 years ago

A digital wallet to keep track of expenses and payments, with monthly fees and a range of plans. Some competitors include Wirecard, Revolut, and Revolut Pay.

104
2 years ago

A SaaS-based application for meeting and event planning that includes an online calendar, interactive maps, and invitations.

102
2 years ago

A group of “startup veterans” that want to build a platform for startups to raise capital. It aims to help startups raise $500,000 in seed funding, as well as $1 million in Series A funding and $5 million in a Series B. The startup is in pre-launch mode, with a staff of 15 that includes YC alumni.

100
2 years ago

A travel-service platform that aims to help you book flights, hotels, car rentals, and tours with a single login. And it has over $2 million in funding from investors that included Y Combinator and Union Square Ventures.

99
2 years ago

A new kind of digital wallet that helps people plan and track their finances, manage their spending, and get support from their bank. The startup wants to be a “one-stop shop for financial services” that includes a portfolio, banking, investing, and insurance.

99
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies host events, with a large focus on live events. It has a marketplace through which businesses can advertise their events, custom event tickets, and sell tickets to the public. Three big clients include LinkedIn, Twitter, and Visa.

98
1 month ago

A platform for event organizers to make money from their events, which include product sales, sponsorships, and general ticket sales.

98
2 years ago

The world of finance is changing dramatically, and there’s a lot of confusion around how new technologies like fintech will impact financial services. Fintech can take the form of apps, startups, and platforms, or it can be composed of a mix of all three. Fintech is a catch-all term that can include everything from cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to machine learning, and more. Fintech startup solutions help companies navigate these changes.

97
2 years ago

A team of former Google engineers are building a “SEO suite” for e-commerce platforms that includes keyword research, sitemaps, and other tools. It helps brands rank better on search engines and direct more traffic to the site.

96
1 year ago

Revive is building a platform for holding generic drug companies accountable for their drugs, which include those that are off patent and in need of generic competition. The startup aims to build a way for generic drug companies to explain their products and defend themselves against generic-drug-makers.

96
2 years ago

Celery is a social networking tool for startups and entrepreneurs, created in 2014. It was originally called “Hootsuite for startups” but changed its name in 2016. Celery allows users to plan, track and share information with their community, or network. It also includes a suite of tools for scheduling events and offers a marketplace for connected service providers.

91
2 years ago

A task management app built for startups. Some of the features include social sharing, time tracking, and a calendar that can push notifications to the phone.

90
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses get online. It provides website and mobile app design, marketing, and hosting for a one-time fee that includes a year of maintenance.

90
2 years ago

A company that wants to make it easier for publishers to keep track of their subscribers. Currently, publishers need to pay for a service to keep track of their subscribers and for them to be included in a report.

89
2 years ago

A new type of product for ecommerce, with a leaner, cheaper solution for goods with fewer options. The startup’s customers include Warby Parker and Bonobos.

89
2 years ago

A startup that helps travelers with visa and currency exchange; clients include HSBC. The company has served over 3.2 million travelers since launching in 2011.

88
11 months ago

An idea from a co-founder, the startup is a tool to make software development easier for the non-technical people on a team, which often includes everyone from customer support to marketers to sales.

88
2 years ago

A startup that helps people manage large amounts of data with a multi-step process that includes setting up email addresses to filter, tagging images and documents, and scheduling updates.

87
2 years ago

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

87
2 years ago

A company that helps users make the most of their commercial parking spaces with a customizable experience that includes payment and, uniquely, a concierge-like experience for their visitors.

85
2 years ago

You take one of their books, but when you’re done you can download the PDF, which is much easier to read. They also have ebooks that include exercises, so if you’re a student, you can practice your reading over and over again.

85
2 years ago

An AI-powered “digital concierge” that helps companies manage customer interactions. The B2B startup has a client list that includes Netflix and IBM.

83
2 years ago

The other factor is the service-based nature of B2B companies. B2B companies typically spend on services, such as accounting or legal services. The most common B2B service businesses include accounting, banking, and legal services. B2B marketing startups are therefore more likely to be targeting B2

82
8 months ago

A tool that helps users manage their healthcare accounts, which include the primary care physicians that they see, prescription and medical history, and the payments that are out of their control. It’s meant to help people manage their health regardless of where they live.

81
2 years ago

Pivot is a social network for women entrepreneurs. It started in 2016 as a blog that features women in the Philadelphia area, but has since grown to include a community of over 600,000 women.

80
2 years ago

SaaS service that helps anyone in the US get access to a local attorney. The startup currently has $5,000 monthly recurring revenue for a plan that includes a regular subscription, support and a network of attorneys.

79
1 year ago

"Discovery" magazine has included the Y Combinator companies in their list of the most innovative startups.

79
2 years ago

The $1.4 million seed round was led by James Proud, and also included participation from First Round Capital, Village Global and Techstars.

74
1 year ago

The company is building a platform to track the performance of cable workers in the US and Europe. Customers include utilities, telecom companies and insurance companies.

74
8 months ago

This social media platform is creating a space for people to post and discuss the things they’re interested in, which could include a new project, a new restaurant, or even a new way to get to work.

74
1 year ago

The company’s client list includes brands such as BBDO, Union Bank, Accenture, and Yahoo, and its primary product is a service that helps webpages load faster.

73
1 year ago

A B2B company that builds software to help companies manage their healthcare costs and employee benefits. Its clients include companies such as McDonald’s and Wells Fargo.

73
1 year ago

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

73
8 months ago

The startup is building a mobile app for hiring and managing staff on the go — and customers include Bumble and Airbnb.

73
1 year ago

A startup that sells “private” health insurance in the US with coverage that includes dental and vision.

72
1 year ago

Some of Y Combinator’s most successful exits include:

72
2 years ago

A platform that helps companies include digital assets in their business. The startup focuses on helping companies develop digital assets, and helping them manage those assets through an easy-to-use dashboard.

70
2 years ago

Sends a reminder to a person’s phone to take a pill at a certain time, and also tracks how many pills they take. The startup is planning an update that will include an app that will help people keep track of what they’re supposed to be taking.

70
1 year ago

A platform for selling books in the Philippines, in the same way that Amazon does for books in the US. The startup’s investors include Facebook’s David Marcus, CEO of Coinbase Brian Armstrong, and the co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman.

70
1 year ago

"TechCrunch" has included the following companies in the Crunchies Awards.

70
2 years ago

A platform for D2C transactions that lets users set up payment and delivery on the same platform. The company claims that, because it includes both sides of the transaction, it’s easier for the companies to manage.

69
2 years ago

A digital health and wellness platform, with a focus on medical adherence and safety. Its current offerings include an app, a digital diary, and a smart bracelet. Its current clientele include dozens of hospitals and healthcare companies.

69
1 year ago

The company’s clients include GE, GE Healthcare, and GE Digital. The company’s software helps companies and healthcare providers improve the speed and efficiency that they use to monitor their complex IT systems.

69
1 year ago

A B2C subscription service for emergency room visits that includes pre-paid debit cards and a 24/7 concierge service.

69
1 year ago

This company wants to help companies deal with the “digital exhaust” of their own employees, which includes information that can be used to identify a person’s preferred job, background, and interests.

69
2 years ago

Security for Android phones that could include that much-coveted fingerprint recognition feature.

68
1 year ago

The company’s investors include early Facebook investor Peter Thiel (and Peter’s brother, Bobby)

68
1 year ago

An online service that allows companies to collaborate on content, sending out notifications about changes on the document and getting credit for their contributions. The startup’s clients include the NFL, Paramount Pictures, and the NBA.

68
1 year ago

This startup has built a tool to help people apply for jobs and include their data in the system. They’ve recently hired a couple of people to focus on building a tool that allows people to manage their resumes.

67
8 months ago

Adoption is a B2B service that helps companies onboard employees, offers HR support, and keeps track of employee benefits and insurance. Their users include FedEx and Netflix.

67
2 years ago

A tool for managers to better manage teams and tasks. The B2B startup has a client list that includes Netflix and IBM.

66
2 years ago

A company that wants to help countries and states track and improve their charts of accounts. Some of the startup’s targets include the UK and Brazil.

66
2 years ago

Customized content creation and curation for brands, with a focus on video and on-demand content. Its tools include a library of pre-made videos, on-demand content library, and a set of tools to create and share your own custom videos.

66
1 year ago

This startup is creating a package of services for small business owners that handle all of their financial needs. It includes accounting, taxes, payroll, and more.

66
1 year ago

A software company that helps healthcare companies make sense of “Big Data” to fuel change. Its customers include health tech startups like Molnlyck, and Kaiser Permanente.

66
1 year ago

Other companies accepted into YC include:

66
1 month ago

The Winter 2014 class was the first class to include the class-wide submission of a side project. The submission was to build a side project that would be presented and discussed at the demo day of the Winter 2014 class. The submission was to build MoonVox, which is a

66
2 years ago

Insight is a “socially conscious marketplace”, with the goal of connecting people to good causes. Platforms include an online donation service, a marketplace where people can buy and sell things that help a cause, and a marketplace where people can communicate with the causes they support.

65
10 months ago

A startup to help customers buy and maintain cars in the US. The company’s investors include Google Ventures and the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

65
2 years ago

A platform for doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel to manage patient records. MediCloud provides a secure way for medical staff to access and manage patient records. Clients include Kaiser Permanente, Partners HealthCare, and the University of Washington.

64
2 years ago

This company wants to make it easier for service companies to manage their customers' data. Its software will manage customer relations, customer support, billing, and other tasks. Its founding team includes veterans of companies like Google, Microsoft, and Box.

64
2 years ago

Other tech startups that have been featured or profiled in this section include:

63
1 year ago

A company that helps people create a customized online store that sells their products. Their customers include companies like Nike and Starbucks.

63
1 year ago

 A company providing an API-based tool for architects and engineers that let them draw blueprints and share digitally. The startup’s clients include Comcast and Google.

63
10 months ago

A tool that allows people to create a professional profile on LinkedIn, complete with a portfolio, cover letter, and any other information they want to include.

63
7 months ago

A global platform that helps facilitate the sale of user data on the dark web. The company’s clients include hundreds of the world’s largest brands.

63
1 year ago

A tool for quick and easy content curation for B2B companies. The product includes a collection of templates and frames and functions for creating/publishing content on the platform.

62
1 year ago

A company that helps manufacturers print their own labels that include QR codes.

62
1 year ago

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

61
1 year ago

A SaaS platform for meeting planners to manage their calendars and find new clients. The company includes a scheduling algorithm that uses algorithms to help organizers find attendees who want to meet with them. The company aims to be used in large firms and events.

61
1 year ago

A startup that provides a way to buy and sell tickets to concerts and sporting events. The company plans on expanding its ticket site to include more than just music in the future.

61
1 year ago

A web-based tool for recruiting and hiring, which includes features like a resume database and a “job board” where employers can post jobs.

61
1 year ago

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

60
1 year ago

A platform that lets customers easily book appointments with a service provider. The startup’s clients include Airbnb, Lyft, Uber and Seamless.

60
1 year ago

A cloud-based e-commerce platform for restaurants, which also includes a loyalty program, recipe sharing and ordering, and a restaurant finder.

59
1 year ago

A B2B company that provides small businesses with a suite of services to help them manage their cash flow, which can include loan processing, payment processing, investor relations, accounting, and more. The platform also provides analytics and data to help improve the company’s business performance.

59
7 months ago

A B2B company that “helps organizations manage the rest of their business, beyond their ERP software, which may include on-premises tools, outside services, and software”.

59
2 years ago

A new kind of credit card that people use to pay for things, rather than just for rewards. FollowMyMoney is a full-service card, which includes a payment platform. It’s not a Visa card, but it’s meant to offer the same type of flexibility and rewards.

58
1 year ago

 A new video platform for streamers, offering a hub for video content that includes personalized recommendations from the platform’s community of users.

58
1 year ago

A simple, easy-to-use way to make 2-way SMS texts, with an automated system that includes conversions and customer support.

58
1 year ago

A company that uses AI to make your conference calls less annoying and more productive. Its current customers include Mozilla and the United Nations Development Program.

58
7 months ago

A tool for managing performance, which includes preparation, training, and analysis

58
3 years ago

A software company that provides a “home security” solution for homeowners that also includes automation features.

57
2 years ago

A tool that helps users create custom podcasts for their business or organization. Clients include Netflix, Fox, and Facebook.

57
1 year ago

A startup for people who take long flights to track their flights with an app that includes social media integration.

56
1 year ago

A company that builds a data platform for consumers, helping them understand what they're buying and how to get the most value out of their purchases. The company's team includes Los Angeles Times business reporter Scott Peterson.

56
8 months ago

A software as a service (SaaS) company that helps businesses manage, track and monitor their drivers. Customers include Uber, Postmates and Lyft.

56
1 year ago

A workflow management platform for surgeons and medical anesthesiologists. The company’s investors include former CEOs of Amazon, eBay, and Google.

55
1 year ago

A company that wants to build a subscription platform for healthcare services. The startup is backed by investors that include Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, First Round Capital, and SV Angel.

55
11 months ago

This year's list of the top 20 startup accelerators in the world is compiled by CB Insights, and includes new additions from the US and Europe, including two accelerators from the UK.

55
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easy for developers to include new features in their apps without having to roll out a whole new version.

53
1 year ago

A system meant to help employees manage their health insurance. This includes everything from a smartphone app to help people navigate the process to a website for people to compare single-pay service options.

52
11 months ago

“A company that helps businesses build their own private label brands”, which includes access to a library of branded products, design templates, branding services and a brand management platform.

52
1 year ago

This B2B startup is building a marketplace for freelance IT services that includes a marketplace for services, providing customers with a platform for buying and selling services, and a marketplace for developers to recruit work.

51
1 year ago

A new way to book airfare with a focus on flexible travel options. The startup wants to expand the options to include home-away-from-home programs, and will work with companies to offer payment plans, etc.

50
1 year ago

A company that helps people find the most affordable healthcare options. The startup, which launched out of Harvard, is trying to convince the insurance and healthcare industries to include more transparency into their services.

50
10 months ago

"We are building an entire chain of connected devices that make a home fully automated. We call it the “internet of things” and it will include the things you love but it will also include the things you don’t love."

50
1 year ago

A startup that helps developers prioritize and track their projects. Instead of a long list of tasks, developers can create multiple tasks that run in parallel, with the app keeping track of their order. Other startups in the space include Asana, Basecamp and Trello.

49
11 months ago

A new way to “sell your house faster and easier”. The startup is offering a complete online house-selling service that includes photos and videos, docs, design, and marketing.

49
4 months ago

In India’s most populous state, where the app is aimed, roughly 20,000 people die due to traffic accidents every year. It uses a combination of artificial intelligence and human intervention to monitor traffic conditions and send alerts to cars of bad driving, as well as send out a text that includes the name of the driver and a link to a video recorded by a camera attached to the car’s dashboard.

49
1 year ago

A set of tools for the financial services industry, which includes a portfolio tool, a loan calculator, and a credit analysis tool.

48
1 year 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

48
1 year ago

The competition is judged by past members of the YC Fellowship, YC partners, investors and journalists. Past judges include:

47
9 months ago

A software platform for customer support, which includes a chatbot and instant messaging function.

47
1 year ago

Part of Y Combinator’s revised application process, revised from the one from the summer, includes a video introduction from the founders. Some of the founders have also been blogging about their experiences.

46
1 year ago

A platform that provides a library of content-rich “hacks” which include the best answers to the most common questions on Quora

46
1 year ago

A startup that helps people who have difficulty losing weight by giving them a recipe and a shopping list to make all of their meals ahead of time. People can choose which recipes to follow, and all the ingredients and their costs are included.

46
10 months ago

A full-service security startup that’s working in the vein of a SaaS startup, with a team that includes a former VP of security at Microsoft. The company is building out a product that brings a SaaS-like service to the world of security, allowing companies to keep an eye on their employees and their devices remotely.

46
9 months ago

A B2B company that helps large companies manage the purchase of their own IT infrastructure. The company’s customers include Marriott, Bank of America, and General Electric.

46
6 months ago

In 2018, the group of startups included:

45
10 months ago

The startup helps data scientists and engineers build more robust models from data. The company’s users include clients like Netflix and Amazon.

44
7 months ago

An anti-theft startup that lets you pay for things with your phone using a mobile wallet. It lets you price items based on how well you know them, and some of the features include paying for a cab ride, or getting a ride from an Uber driver without having to get out of the car. It also lets you pay a relative or friend if your phone is lost or stolen.

44
1 year ago

A project management app for Android. The app helps teams collaborate with one another, and includes a built in wiki.

43
1 year ago

This startup is building a full-stack, enterprise-grade software platform for gaming that can be embedded into other businesses. Reasons for this include the growing e-sports market and the fact that there are now more than 1.5 million gamers, with a projected growth rate of 50% a year.

43
1 year ago

This is a startup that’s trying to help machine learning researchers decide which data is best to include in their models.

43
1 year ago

An enterprise-grade chat client for businesses, targeting the enterprise market. At launch, the app enables real-time collaboration across teams and includes an integrated salesforce.com, so customers can send and receive emails, use Slack, and manage contacts all in one place.

42
1 year ago

The startup has created a platform for customers to purchase an electric scooter, and then set it up for the customer in their home. It also includes delivery and pickup.

42
9 months 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.

42
9 months ago

A startup that helps consumers compare and find the perfect fitness classes in NYC. Founded in January and backed by Accel Partners and 500 Startups, the company includes a mobile app, a series of Youtube videos, and an online community where New Yorkers can share their workout routines.

42
11 months ago

A platform that allows business to create a free database (and then a paid-for version that includes features like data export and data import) and uses it to manage relationships with customers. The startup is working with businesses across the globe.

41
10 months ago

A scheduling software for human resources departments. Their users include companies like Comcast and American Express.

41
10 months ago

A B2B company based in the Philippines that helps people in the sector manage their daily tasks that include accounting, marketing, sales, HR, and compliance.

41
4 months ago

A marketing platform that helps companies track the effectiveness of their social media campaigns. It claims to be the first social media analytics platform to include the ability to track geotargeted results in its service.

41
1 year ago

This is a startup building a platform for crowdsourced data for the cannabis industry. Current users include a company that develops cancer treatments, and a company that does research on how cannabis interacts with other drugs. It’s also working with a company that’s trying to build a regulatory compliance system for the cannabis industry.

40
11 months ago

This SaaS platform for healthcare companies includes a feature for doctors to log clinical notes, as well as a patient portal.

39
10 months ago

Essentially, a personal dating app with the goal of creating a more systematic, less chaotic way of matching people up. Potential users include people who have a special interest in a specific topic and want to find like-minded people.

39
9 months ago

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

39
4 months ago

The company offers a way for companies to track their expenses, and then provide that information back to employees in a dashboard, which includes data on the performance of the company.

39
1 year ago

This startup is building a video making tool that empowers users to create and share videos. The app’s early users include Shonda Rhimes, the Netflix executive who wrote Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.

38
7 months ago

A platform for startups to get advice from investors, which includes access to venture capitalists and other investors. They’re looking for investors to fund seed and early stage companies.

38
10 months ago

A company that develops a new way to use the internet. Its products include a browser, connected devices, and a way to connect the two.

37
5 months ago

A digital health platform for patients, which includes both a mobile app and an online portal for doctors and other medical professionals. They want to reduce the cost and complexity of medical expenses.

37
11 months ago

A digital toolset for training and education that includes a virtual learning platform, a library of e-learning videos and interactive quizzes, and a programmatic system.

36
10 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for businesses to become customers in an ecosystem that includes a variety of third-party providers, from law firms to accountants to business advice.

35
9 months ago

A “social media engine”, a version of Twitter that has been customized to be more business-oriented and features tools like email marketing analytics. It’s a daily forecast of what’s trending on Twitter, and includes additional features like monitoring for specific keywords, and a way to share content to Facebook and LinkedIn.

35
5 months ago

A startup that’s building a digital home for millennials, which includes features like music, mood tracking, and data tracking.

34
1 month ago

A digital platform for journalists to syndicate their work. Features include original content and interviews as well as customization of the look of articles for different publications.

31
3 months ago

In previous years, the YC Fellowship has also included a number of startups that were rejected from YC.

30
10 months ago

A way to give a bio on LinkedIn that includes your personality.

29
10 months ago

It’s a design firm that takes a humanist approach to product. It’s clients include the New York Times, News Corp, and the New York City Department of Education. Clients include the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Department of Education

28
10 months ago

A B2B company that helps businesses in the SaaS space with marketing automation. The startup has a large partner list that includes Salesforce, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Google and others.

28
5 months ago

A platform for sharing and tracking the progress of college work. The startup is starting with a free version that includes a gradebook and a plan for parents to communicate with their kids.

28
3 months ago

A cloud-based email platform that allows users to create a centipede-style inbox to progress tasks through various stages of completion, and includes features like analytics and scheduling.

28
1 year ago

An enterprise-grade chatbot that allows companies to train the chatbot to interact with their teams. Current users include Google and Microsoft, who are using it for customer service.

27
10 months ago

A company that helps employers create online job applications. The company says its software costs employers $10 per user and that their customer list includes 84% of the Fortune 1000.

27
5 months ago

In addition, YC includes a number of other programs, such as a software development program that develops products for the “Internet of Things”, a mentorship program for entrepreneurs looking to build companies outside of the US, and a program to help alumni launch companies.

27
3 years ago

A startup for freelance designers. The startup has plans to expand to include a wider variety of creative services including programming, video and audio production and web design.

25
2 months ago

The Winter '16 class of Y Combinator has included 50 companies, including 11 that have joined the class of YC companies before.

24
2 months ago

A company that helps direct sales reps manage the sales process across multiple channels and customer touchpoints. The startup’s customers include Comcast, Best Buy, and Home Depot.

23
2 months ago

 A B2B startup that offers a platform that allows companies to create their own software and choose which features they want to include, then save money by only paying for the features they use.

22
27 days ago

A family of startups that specialize in helping employers manage employee health and benefits. It includes a number of components including a health plan that helps manage a group of employees, a system for managing a group of employees’ health plans, a team of doctors that are contracted with the employer, and a system for sharing medical data between employees' health plans.

22
2 months ago

The next generation of podcasts, pitched as a “YouTube for podcasts”. The startup’s app aggregates all the different podcasts you listen to (which includes podcasts that aren’t on Spotify).

20
16 days ago

Dock.io is building a dock for your phone that you can dock your phone to and it will charge while you are away. It also includes a camera, so you can take pictures while your phone is juiced up. The company launched last week with a crowdfunding campaign

18
3 months ago

A company building an open-source solution for managing digital assets in a secure and auditable manner. The platform includes a digital signing protocol, a digital asset registry, and a secure digital asset management platform.

17
2 months ago

A platform that allows clients to manage their internet of things (IoT) devices via a mobile app. Cleverly enough, the startup’s competitors include other companies trying to solve the same problem.

16
25 days ago

A startup that allows users to search and map cell phone towers to find cell phone signal in a given area. The startup is looking to broaden its service to include more than just cell phone signals.

14
2 months ago

This company wants to make the process of filing a lemon law claim faster, simpler, and more efficient. The company’s customers include the National Lemon Law Center and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

10
2 months ago

Automatic, real-time recommendation engine for travel. Clients include Expedia, Kayak and Travelocity.

9
3 years ago

Idea: A platform for businesses to create custom e-learning courses Their clients include IBM, Lufthansa and CNBC

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3 years ago

Idea: This company is building a personal finance management tool for women that includes a feature to help them plan for their next vacation The startup says it has 5,000 weekly users who have created more than 10,000 budgets

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A software company that wants to help businesses hire and train employees for remote work This includes marketing, onboarding, and more

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A new twist on insurance for freelancers. The startup is a high-deductible plan with a really low premium — that also includes a loan component. The startup says it’s looking to compete with a 1500% APR loan and offer a 1% interest loan.

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3 years ago

Idea: A web-based hotel booking platform for vacationers in Asia, built natively for mobile. Their models includes a monthly subscription service for hotels, allowing them to focus on customer service and other features.

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A maker of a line of smart kitchen products which includes a smart juicer, a smart steamer, and a smart knife sharpener.

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