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1 year ago

A platform for the healthcare industry, offering a way for patients to get a diagnosis and treatment based on their symptoms.

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1 year ago

Vertex is building an online marketplace for the construction industry, providing a way for contractors to sell their services through a web portal.

228
11 months ago

In addition to making new sodas, this startup is looking to take on the soda industry as a whole by introducing healthier alternatives to soda, such as carbonated teas and fruit-flavored water.

192
10 months ago

Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

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1 year ago

A startup that sells 3D printing services to the medical industry

189
2 months ago

A startup focused on developing new materials and technologies for the 3D printing industry. The startup is building a 3D printing machine that prints metal, glass, ceramic and plastic materials.

175
11 months ago

This startup aims to help meet the demand in the IT service industry for IT professionals.

144
11 months ago

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

142
1 year ago

Idea: A virtual reality startup for the e-commerce industry It wants to help online retailers build VR ads and other virtual experiences

132
1 year ago

A startup focusing on the supply chain and logistics for the cannabis industry

131
1 year ago

A startup that plans to disrupt the $20 billion handbag industry with a new line of handbags by using 3D printing. The startup is teaming with luxury fashion brand Michael Kors for the launch of the first products.

125
11 months ago

A health data platform aimed at hospitals. The startup wants to use the platform to bring innovation to the hospital industry.

125
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where people who are in the hospitality industry can find temporary housing if they are traveling for work

123
1 year ago

A new startup that aims to modernize the payments industry for businesses, making it faster, cheaper, and more secure.

123
11 months ago

An e-commerce platform for the fashion industry. They say that their technology can help fashion brands save billions of dollars in handling admin tasks.

121
1 year ago

A startup that aims to be the Wikipedia of the veterinary industry, by building a community for vets across the world.

119
1 year ago

A security startup that’s building a platform to automatically detect and prevent fraud in the payments industry.

118
11 months ago

A platform that brings the benefits of crowdfunding to the traditional credit card industry.

117
1 year ago

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

116
1 year ago

A team of bitcoin and blockchain-savvy developers building a software suite for the financial services industry.

116
1 year ago

A data science startup focused on building machine learning solutions for the shipping and logistics industry. The company helps companies identify patterns in their data and build predictive models to improve operational efficiency.

114
1 year ago

A tool that helps developers build apps for the fitness and health industries. The company aims to build a platform that helps all the different parts of the industry work together.

113
1 year ago

A platform for the self-storage industry that allows customers to share photos of their storage units, enabling renters to get in touch with customers and find out about the facilities.

113
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service to people who are looking to make a significant career change and want to do a 6 month stint to get a taste of what it’s like to be in a new industry

112
1 year ago

A company that offers data and analysis for the cannabis industry.

112
1 year ago

A payment app for new-age businesses, such as the "backyard cottage" industry that Node is building.

111
10 months 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:

111
1 year ago

Amira is helping the restaurant industry automate its back-of-house operations. Amira currently works with a few hundred restaurants.

110
1 year ago

 A tool for handling legal and regulatory filings in the cannabis industry.

110
1 year ago

Videos of people in the industry explaining their jobs

109
1 year ago

A startup that is an aggregator for people in the real estate industry to find new business

108
1 year ago

A company that’s building a social network for the $1.4 trillion dry cleaning industry

108
1 year ago

A digital document management platform for the legal industry.

107
1 year ago

A news aggregator for the legal industry, using a combination of legal news, blogs, and a Wikipedia-like reference library to stay on top of legal news.

107
1 year ago

They help connect foreign workers with U.S. companies in the manufacturing industry. Their platform helps companies with the process of hiring foreign workers after they’ve arrived in the U.S.

107
1 year ago

A startup that is developing an integrated software platform for the cannabis industry. This is a very large, very hot market.

106
1 year ago

A digital assistant for the wine industry, helping professionals like sommeliers and winemakers learn from the data they have without having to manually track it.

106
1 year ago

This startup takes a unique approach to the software industry, building a platform to help customers manage their accounting.

106
1 year 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.

106
1 year ago

A 3D-printed eyewear company that’s looking to disrupt the eyewear industry with a direct-to-consumer approach.

106
1 year ago

Services for the insurance industry, like a SaaS tool to help insurance companies automate claims processes.

105
1 year ago

A platform that aims to bring transparency in the consumer data industry with a set of tools that help customers understand what data is being collected about them

105
1 year ago

A tool for the agriculture industry (including farmers) to manage products, expenses, and profit on a day-to-day basis. The startup is working with farms to improve efficiency.

105
1 year ago

This startup is building a “sugar factory” that will use a patented process to turn sugar beet waste from the food industry into ethanol.

104
1 year ago

A startup that promises to be the next Uber for the taxi industry. Instead of incentivizing drivers by paying them directly, they’ll pay the driver’s customer base.

103
1 year ago

Hoping to use the same playbook as the coffee industry to grow their subscriptions to their platform, Hopin.

103
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses manage their membership programs. The startup is currently focusing on the restaurant industry.

103
1 year ago

This startup is looking to bring the on-demand delivery model to the pharmaceutical industry.

102
1 year ago

A B2B software platform (for the legal industry) for small businesses that helps them manage contracts and warranties, manage their legal teams, and access multiple legal systems.

102
1 year ago

A New York-based startup that claims to be the first in the world to offer a virtual reality-based storytelling course designed for the music industry.

102
1 year ago

Adams, Tim (2017, August 7). "The Changing Tech Industry’s Labor Crisis", The New York Times, .

102
1 year ago

An AI-powered solution for the construction industry. It’s a predictive maintenance platform that helps maintenance staff fix machines before they break down.

102
1 year ago

A startup building a Facebook-style social network for the fashion industry

101
1 year ago

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

101
1 year ago

Built for a “very different industry”, this startup is helping people manage their credit cards.

101
10 months ago

A tool that helps small businesses, specifically those in the restaurant industry, manage and pay all of their in-house expenses, from utilities to payroll. In the US, their core customers are restaurants.

101
1 year ago

Microfinancing platform that uses a machine learning algorithm to do credit checks and a risk assessment in order to make sure the capital they lend is actually utilized. Microfinance is a $2.6 trillion industry where millions of people lack access to loans, and that’s where the startup wants to come in and help.

100
11 months ago

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

100
1 year ago

This startup is building a digital library of sorts for the music industry. It hopes to replace the print-only distribution models with a digital distribution platform that allows users to sell music with minimal friction and low overhead.

99
1 year ago

Each week, the startup curates a list of 3-10 new books, videos, podcasts, and articles from the industry and the web that it thinks are worth reading and listening to. The startup also curates a weekly newsletter.

99
1 year ago

A maker space for startups that helps teach users how to do 3D printing, with an initial focus on 3D printing in the oil and gas industry.

99
11 months ago

An AI platform for the pharmaceutical industry

99
1 year ago

A company that is building a model to predict food allergies that can be used by the food industry to help them produce more nutritious, less allergenic food.

98
1 year ago

A company that helps people understand how their salary compares to others in their industry.

98
1 year ago

A startup in the hospitality industry that helps people do business travel (IE A startup that helps people find a place to stay when they travel to a different city for business)

97
1 year ago

A startup that makes software for the healthcare industry

97
1 year ago

An online tool for the restaurant industry that enables companies to manage inventory, control orders, and order supplies from a single dashboard.

97
1 year ago

The startup is looking to disrupt the $2.8 trillion consumer credit industry, which it says is ripe for disruption by building a better credit scoring system for micro and small businesses using data from a company called Credit Karma.

96
1 year ago

A digital health startup working with the health insurance industry. They’ve been doing R&D in Canada for a year and have a healthy $1.4 million seed round.

96
1 year ago

A tool for the legal cannabis industry to help dispensaries track and manage their inventory. The startup is also developing a web application for dispensaries to manage patient data.

96
1 year ago

A “fintech for the legal industry”. It wants to make legal contracts easier to understand and fill out, so they don’t need lawyers to review them.

96
1 year ago

Builds software for the retail industry that monitors security cameras in stores, then tags and collects data about those customers, whether they spend money, who they are, and what they’re looking at.

95
1 year ago

Recruiting a new generation of workers for the tech industry by creating an online platform where college students can learn how to code and get jobs.

95
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help companies build special-purpose blockchains for their use cases, eliminating the need to create an entirely new blockchain. The startup is currently focusing on the health industry, with an emphasis on micropayments.

94
1 year ago

This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

93
1 year ago

A music-sharing platform that wants to take the middle man out of the music industry. The startup wants to make it easy for artists and labels to sell their music direct to fans, and also want to create a brand new revenue stream for artists in the process.

92
1 year ago

AI-powered machine learning platform for the fashion industry that helps brands measure product fit and recommend products for different sizes and styles.

92
1 year 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.

90
1 year ago

Startup #7 is a marketplace for student housing. The company aims to transform the student housing industry, which is currently dominated by a small number of large corporations.

90
1 year ago

This is a tool for the music industry that automatically alerts you when someone you’re following releases a new song. The B2C startup is working with music companies and artists to make the feature happen.

90
1 year ago

A web-based tool that makes it easier for employees to find and request rides from the private transportation industry.

89
1 year ago

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

89
1 year ago

A B2B service for the financial industry that helps banks identify potential customers and understand their spending habits.

88
1 year ago

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

88
1 year ago

Recruiting software for the travel industry and alternative work arrangements.

88
1 year ago

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

88
1 year ago

A B2B travel-insurance startup that sells to the travel industry

88
1 year ago

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

87
1 year ago

The startup is currently in stealth mode, but it’s building a venture backed company that’s making a “set of automation services” for enterprise customers in the financial services industry.

87
1 year ago

One of the original investors in OpenTable raised a $1 million seed round to help “Bring the magic back to the restaurant industry.”

87
1 year ago

Personalized medicine is a massive area of interest in the healthcare industry. With the help of AI, the startup is trying to create a way for pharmacies to recommend the most effective medications to patients.

87
1 year ago

A fintech startup built for natural gas industry. It allows users to collect and monitor their natural gas usage, and allows companies to monitor over their entire natural gas network.

87
11 months ago

A startup that helps users book Airbnb-style rentals, which is still a very new industry in the U.S.

87
1 year ago

A company building an on-demand system for the real estate industry. The startup is in the process of developing a web-based platform that allows customers to book appointments with mortgage brokers and appraisers.

86
1 year ago

A company that is building a “digital proof of concept” for the drug industry. The company is developing a platform that will allow pharmaceutical companies to test the safety of their clinical trial drugs and track the performance of their products, data that would be of great value to the FDA.

86
1 year ago

A company that helps automate supply chain processes for companies in the food and beverage industry. The startup’s software allows manufacturers to build a single, dynamic, supply chain plan, and it can adjust based on changes in demand and supply.

85
1 year ago

Poynt is building an identity verification service for the cannabis industry, based on the Ethereum blockchain.

85
1 year ago

A startup building a platform for the healthcare industry to store and share patient information.

85
1 year ago

idea: The company is an NYC based company trying to help people get involved in the fashion industry.

85
9 months ago

A platform for the real estate industry to offer a better user experience for consumers.

85
5 months ago

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

85
1 year ago

A company that wants to connect businesses to each other that are in the same industry, allowing them to “push” deals to each other.

84
1 year ago

Helping companies in the legal industry to digitize and automate tasks that are currently done by hand, such as routine tasks like document searching and rights management.

84
1 year ago

A startup that’s building an ecommerce platform for the toy industry, targeting a market that’s worth $100 billion by 2025.

84
1 year ago

A platform for the entertainment industry to showcase talent, with a focus on both live events and social media stars. The company is looking to build out a 20,000-person network for talent.

84
1 year ago

A B2B Internet of Things platform for the construction industry that offers a platform for construction companies to make products that can be automated, from construction vehicles to buildings. The company is building a “smart factory” that offers a low-cost manufacturing model that can be automated, allowing construction companies to run on lean manufacturing principles.

83
1 year ago

A startup that helps folks in the fashion industry source products, make purchases, and have their purchases delivered.

83
1 year ago

A software platform that aims to facilitate the development of a “predictive model” for the Indian auto industry.

82
7 months ago

A platform that helps the restaurant industry grow and scale.

82
1 year ago

An on-demand transport service for the U.S. trucking industry.

81
1 year ago

The startup is trying to build a kind of big data database that can be used by the financial services industry to make better business and investment decisions.

81
1 year ago

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

81
1 year ago

A new platform that allows big companies to help their employees get better at sales by offering real-time feedback on their pitches, and to see how they compare to others who are similar in their industry.

79
1 year ago

A startup that helps the construction industry build faster and more efficiently.

79
1 year ago

This is a SaaS startup that aims to help small businesses with their marketing and branding needs. The company says it has over 700 customers, with the majority of those customers coming from the tech industry.

78
1 year ago

A platform meant to help companies in the wholesale apparel industry better manage their inventory.

78
1 year ago

 This startup wants to disrupt the insurance industry by creating a platform that connects users directly with experts and their claims.

77
1 year ago

This company builds a virtual assistant for the health care industry to improve the efficiency and quality of patient interactions, from scheduling to documentation to making phone calls.

76
1 year ago

America’s digital magazine is a digital magazine that is central to its mission is to cover the changing landscape of the media industry, and how technology is affecting it. Since February 2014, it has published a new issue every other Thursday and has a print-on-demand model, so subscribers receive their copy directly.

75
1 year ago

A startup aiming to “disrupt the security industry by providing an end-to-end solution for the enterprise”. The startup offers a platform for businesses to help protect their data against malware.

75
1 year ago

A company that wants to bring more transparency and accountability to financial services. Vantage is looking to disrupt the private equity industry. The company is building a platform that will allow investors to track and analyze investment performance.

75
1 year ago

A collection of partnerships from the food industry, including:

75
1 year ago

A startup that takes on the issues facing small and medium sized companies in the industry with a cloud-based platform they say is “built for the employee experience”. The platform hopes to give employees more time and flexibility to be productive, with features like the ability to manage and access workers from any device, a “private” chat room, and an inbox for all communication.

74
1 year ago

A platform that connects people to the products and services they need related to their industry. The company offers services like:

74
1 year ago

A parking management startup that wants to disrupt the parking industry by providing a digital dashboard for parking garages and lots.

74
11 months ago

A startup that plans to decentralize the media industry, making it more democratic and giving users more control. The company wants to allow creators to be paid by their fans.

74
1 year ago

A collaboration and messaging app for the music industry. The startup has built a service where musicians can share edits and production notes with each other.

73
1 year ago

A startup that works with the insurance industry to help streamline claims procedures, saving companies from having to send thousands of paper denial letters every year.

73
11 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform for online consumer engagement campaigns. It also aims to bring more transparency to the online advertising industry.

73
9 months ago

A SaaS company that helps other companies in the health industry get and keep medical and dental insurance. The startup is only available in the United States.

73
1 year ago

A startup that wants to be the middleman between the growing number of small-scale contractors and the big-contractor industry

72
1 year ago

Build a business that brings the customer service model to the cannabis industry, and helps the industry better serve their customers by creating a network that supports the needs of both the consumer and the industry.

72
1 year ago

A content incentive platform that rewards employees for sharing and spreading content. It’s currently targeting the hospitality industry.

71
1 year ago

A startup that builds an e-commerce platform for the cannabis industry. The team has been operating in the Asian market for the past three years.

70
1 year ago

A fundraiser app for the music industry

70
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for the fintech industry that aims to help banks manage their lending, investments, and risk. The platform was built to sit alongside the CapitalOne API.

69
1 year ago

A company that creates a system for connecting restaurants with service industry workers.

68
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring digital design tools for clothing to the masses. Clothe is a service that helps customers create a unique design for a single item of clothing using a photo, or from a library of templates. Users can design items like dresses for $19, or can also sell items they’ve designed on Clothe. The startup says they’re targeting the women’s fashion industry, which is worth $500 billion in the US alone.

67
1 year ago

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

67
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a unique product for the retail industry, an online marketplace for bringing in contractors to remodel your home or help you get around town.

66
1 year ago

A startup that builds value-added solutions for the e-commerce industry, helping online retailers optimize customer experience and build better sales.

65
1 year ago

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

64
1 year ago

Filling the gap between the limited-access industry conferences it hosts and the online conferences that don’t have as much of a barrier to entry.

64
1 year ago

 A startup focusing on retail space management, with specific knowledge of the restaurant industry. They want to build a system that can help restaurants to manage their space and inventory more efficiently.

63
10 months ago

A real estate technology company which provides a technology platform to the home-selling industry.

63
6 months ago

A startup that’s building a community for people with experience in the health and fitness industry.

63
1 year ago

A shop where you can buy custom-designed fashion. It comes from a team that worked on the biggest startups in the fashion industry, including Rachel Zoe, Rag & Bone, and Tory Burch.

62
9 months ago

A company that offers career services to people in the fashion industry. The startup wants to help people get job interviews, find mentors, and improve their careers.

62
1 year ago

A startup, built for the construction industry, that helps manage suppliers’ payment terms

61
1 year ago

Loft, a startup that collects and compiles a range of industry data about startups, has named YC as one of the top three organizations in the world that are "helping to produce the next generation of startups."

61
1 year ago

A home cleaning service that aims to be the Uber of its industry, connecting customers to local cleaners

60
1 year ago

A medical device startup that’s trying to simplify the medical industry by tracking and improving on the performance of injectable drugs.

60
11 months ago

Built for the fashion industry, the startup is trying to help companies manage the extensive paperwork of their operations and inventory.

60
1 year ago

This startup wants to replace the inefficient and often criminally-run trucking industry with a new way to move freight that’s better for consumers, the environment, and the economy as a whole, by using autonomous vehicles.

59
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of automation to the legal industry, helping legal firms reduce costs and increase efficiency.

58
11 months ago

A tool to help people in the healthcare industry collaboratively create and edit their healthcare records in a secure, HIPAA-compliant way.

58
1 year ago

The soft-spoken CEO of Young Living believes that as the industry gains more attention, it will lose the stigma it once had — and that “the stigma will fall like a rock”.

57
10 months ago

A platform for farmers that wants to take on the backend of lending for the agriculture industry.

57
7 months ago

A startup that aims to solve the problem of long-distance relationships between people who are both working in the tech industry. The app takes advantage of voice and video chat to help people remain connected to one another.

57
9 months ago

A startup that helps companies in the financial services industry integrate data from multiple systems through one API.

56
1 year ago

A startup focused on the health care industry that’s building a system to make it easier for patients to get the medical care they need.

55
11 months ago

A platform that curates and tracks news and events relevant to a company or industry, with a focus on India.

55
1 year ago

The A16Z crypto hedge fund has a startup incubator called Alight Labs, which is building a machine learning platform to detect fraud in the industry.

54
10 months ago

This startup is building an enterprise-grade CRM for the legal industry.

54
1 year ago

A tool built for the hospitality industry that allows them to better manage the labor they have on-hand. The tool can track labor in real-time, and when it’s time to restock the fridge or refill the coffee machine, the software can alert the staff to take action.

53
1 year ago

A startup creating a new patent system for the fashion industry, similar to how patents work on music. It wants to prevent knock-offs, but also be used by brands for protection of their business models.

53
10 months ago

A startup for professional foreign exchange (forex) traders. The startup wants to disrupt the industry’s outdated, fragmented approach to trading, and provide a platform for trading 24/7.

53
7 months ago

A startup with a focus on the beauty and grooming industry, aimed at consumers and retailers.

53
1 year ago

A startup building a platform for the food industry to track food safety data. It’s a way for food producers to stay in touch with their customers and keep a finger on the pulse of the industry.

51
1 year ago

A project to help health care professionals gain experience with industry standard health IT tools.

51
1 year ago

This startup helps identify fraud in the ecommerce industry by identifying network traffic patterns that indicate a high level of fraud.

50
1 year ago

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

50
1 year ago

A startup looking to gain a foothold in business software for the real estate industry. The startup’s platform aims to help brokers, agents and developers collaborate on the back-end of their work.

50
8 months ago

A company that helps companies with employee benefit management. It fits with the financial services industry, which is already using it.

49
7 months ago

One of the most well-known startups in YC, ZestFinance is working on a suite of financial products for the cannabis industry. The company is working to build a platform that will help dispensaries and cannabis-related businesses better manage their cash flow.

49
1 year ago

A tool for the finance industry to track and report on customer payment history.

48
10 months ago

A tool that aims to help companies manage contract negotiations, especially in the tech industry.

48
8 months ago

A search engine for the cannabis industry, focused on companies and events

48
6 months ago

A tool for talent acquisition, actively seeking to disrupt the $1.25 billion recruitment industry.

48
1 year ago

An AI app that helps music producers and multi-taskers in the music industry.

47
2 months ago

A startup that sells an automated work order system for the construction industry.

47
1 year ago

Once a year, the company hosts a conference to educate its customers about the latest technology and trends in the industry.

46
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a real-time streaming video platform for the news industry. It wants to help news organizations deal with the trend of short attention spans and a shortened news cycle.

46
10 months ago

A startup that has built an automated rail system focused on the trucking industry. The rail system is connected to the trucking fleet, allowing drivers to scale back to a more leisurely pace and still maintain a safe route.

46
4 months ago

A tool for the fashion industry to help brands save money on fabric and make their own samples.

46
6 months ago

This app is building a vast community of builders. The startup’s goal is to make building fun again, for young people, who are driving the construction industry.

45
2 months ago

A startup that strives to be the Google of the health care industry by helping doctors get the information they need to make the best medical decisions.

45
1 year ago

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

44
10 months ago

A company that helps the real estate industry make more money by helping people rent their homes from the comfort of their phones

44
10 months ago

This is a startup that builds financial products for the European travel industry, with a focus on the global student market. It offers a student loan re-finance product in the UK, as well as a personal loans product in the UK, Germany, and Ireland.

43
5 months ago

A startup that connects companies with people who want to enter the service industry. The startup says they have $1 million in monthly revenue and have hired several staff since YC.

43
10 months ago

To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

41
10 months ago

A new way to sell and manage mortgage loans. The company wants to disrupt the industry by using artificial intelligence to manage home loans and lower cost by removing the middleman.

40
9 months ago

A startup looking to help companies in the telecom industry expand their businesses into new countries. The company is building a platform that allows companies to easily explore new markets.

40
1 month ago

A company that makes software for the hospitality industry, helping operations work more efficiently.

40
1 year ago

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

39
1 year ago

The startup is building a platform that allows users to share their favorite stories in a space that’s similar to Instagram but for the automotive industry.

39
11 months ago

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

39
10 months ago

A toolset for companies to set up a custom, easy-to-use digital product. Rely on a team of consultants who are literate in your industry and can build a custom product within 48 hours.

39
10 months ago

A way to connect with local models and agencies on the street via a mobile app, which could help with exposure for models who want to be seen in the industry.

39
9 months ago

A search engine for the professional clean up and disposal industry

39
9 months ago

A mobile messaging platform for workers in the oil and gas industry.

39
8 months ago

Smart contracts for the energy industry. The startup wants to use smart contracts to allow energy producers and consumers to negotiate and transact energy independently of the power grid.

39
2 months ago

A social networking tool for the fashion industry. The company says the platform will allow the fashion world to make more informed decisions about buying, selling and marketing.

39
8 months ago

A startup looking to build a custom hardware-based software platform for the hotel industry.

38
8 months ago

A company that aims to solve “the unmet needs of the SaaS industry”

38
4 months ago

A company that helps companies use the power of their social networks to promote their offerings online. They say they are the second largest influencer marketing agency in the industry, with clients like Dove and Nestle.

38
1 year ago

A startup focused on the healthcare industry that partners with pharmaceutical companies to build data products to make drug development more efficient.

37
10 months ago

“Our mission is to provide profitability to the drone industry.”

37
7 months ago

The idea is that a user builds a profile of pre-made designs for their logo that they can then sell or share with other users who can purchase them. The startup is focused on the design industry, and allows you to buy and sell your own designs.

37
10 months ago

A new kind of digital currency for the healthcare industry. It’s aimed at allowing treatment plans to be set up for a patient, which can be adjusted at a later date based on their progress.

36
7 months ago

A blockchain company that’s building the “first cryptocurrency for the adult industry”.

36
10 months ago

A startup that is building a service that highlights the best of the media industry, rather than the best of YouTube.

35
10 months ago

The startup has developed a way to bring the flexibility, speed, and cost-efficiency of digital printing to the printing industry. The company is building a digital printing platform for professional print jobs, with the goal of replacing traditional printing services. They’re currently in the YC Winter 2019 batch.

35
9 months ago

A tool that helps small businesses, often in the food industry, track inventory and track store sales.

35
4 months ago

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

35
9 months ago

Zujaa is building a machine learning-powered platform that helps those in the freight industry manage their freight.

34
9 months ago

A platform to help talented people find jobs in the tech industry. Its founder, Aaron Jaffe, says he’s working with a number of the Valley’s most prominent startups.

34
7 months ago

Blogging software that helps coaches and other industry pros manage their blogs, tracking social media growth and other metrics.

34
7 months ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for businesses to enter the insurance industry, by allowing clients to create their own insurance plans.

34
6 months ago

A company that wants to be the Uber of the cannabis industry by decreasing the time between delivery and consumption.

34
5 months ago

A startup that “builds large scale social media campaigns for brands and agencies”, but focuses mostly on the beauty and retail industry.

34
9 months ago

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

33
9 months ago

An on-demand pest control service for homeowners that finds pests, estimates how much it will cost to remove them, and then, in a few days, sends the homeowner a text message to let them know a technician is on its way. It’s a $500 million industry in the US.

33
9 months ago

They’re building a platform that helps companies across the supply chain create global partnerships, with a focus on the fashion industry.

33
5 months ago

A startup for the finance industry that lets companies lend to each other.

33
5 months ago

A bio-cyber security company that provides cyber security services to the global healthcare industry.

33
2 months ago

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

33
10 months ago

A startup that’s working to solve a problem in the credit card industry is using a partnership with PNC Bank to bring a check deposit service to 100,000 customers.

32
9 months ago

A company that helps people get on the path to financial independence by saving money, cutting costs, and investing. It plans to disrupt the current financial planning industry by offering services at a fraction of the cost of traditional financial planning.

32
6 months ago

A company that’s building a “worldwide”, “unified” payments system for the oil and gas industry.

32
4 months ago

A startup that aims to create a more transparent and secure supply chain for the fashion industry, using blockchain technology.

32
8 months ago

A digital platform for the organic food industry to sell directly to customers, with its current focus on e-commerce fulfillment. The founders envision a future where they can send one of the world’s most trusted brands of food directly to your doorstep.

30
5 months ago

A startup that wants to replace the ad-tech industry by building a self-serve platform for advertisers to create and manage their own ads and campaigns.

30
4 months ago

A chatbot for the fashion industry, which helps clients find samples, find stockists, and query fabric.

30
4 months ago

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

30
7 months ago

A company that wants to disrupt the $100 billion legal industry, by helping lawyers and law firms bring their services to the web and compete on quality and cost.

29
5 months ago

A startup that helps brands and retailers manage their inventory. It’s currently focused on the grocery industry, and hopes to expand to other industries.

29
4 months ago

A platform to help consumers get the best return on their money in their financial accounts. The startup wants to take on a large part of the financial industry and make it more transparent to consumers.

29
9 months ago

Smart contracts for the real estate industry, which are built on top of Ethereum, allowing parties to create smart contracts for leases, escrows and home sales.

28
7 months ago

A company that provides a new way to get into the food industry, aka “foodtainment”. The startup helps people learn how to cook and develop their own food businesses.

28
5 months ago

A clothing brand that uses blockchain to help build trust in the fashion industry.

28
3 months ago

Anti-fraud for the travel industry, which relies on the transportation of travelers’ luggage and documents.

28
3 months ago

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

28
28 days ago

A document-sharing platform built for the legal industry. Lawyers and law firms can have their documents stored and shared in a secure manner, with the company handling the storage, storage, and sharing.

28
8 months ago

A platform for the entertainment industry to create, manage, and monetize its content. The startup says it will help artists “pivot to new business models, stay profitable, and expand their business”.

27
8 months ago

The CEO of the company is a veteran of the automotive industry, and the startup is building a platform to help auto dealers use technology to help them better serve their customers.

27
7 months ago

A startup that helps the cannabis industry manage its supply chain, maximizing cannabis quality and minimizing waste.

27
6 months ago

The startup is building a suite of software for the supply chain, specifically for the pharmaceutical industry.

27
6 months ago

A company that helps executives in the real estate industry innovate by bringing in new business.

27
5 months ago

A platform for hiring in the restaurant industry, connecting restaurant owners to workers and making it easier for restaurants to get their staff and pay them.

27
8 months ago

This startup wants to be the Airbnb of the hotel industry. Its mission: to make corporate events a lot more social.

26
8 months ago

This New York City startup is building a subscription service for the restaurant industry. The founders behind the company believe that the industry is plagued by high costs and a lack of execution.

26
6 months ago

This startup is building a platform for AI-powered chatbots. Their system can be used to power chatbots for any industry or vertical, but they’re currently focused on businesses that are doing customer service.

26
4 months ago

A startup that’s targeting the financial services industry with the idea of developing a platform for people to sign up for payday loans. The startup has already built the back end for this app and is now working on the front end.

26
3 months ago

A company that’s in charge of making sure all the companies in the same industry are using the same product, to make it easier for companies to make decisions and get support.

26
9 days ago

A search engine for the real estate industry. The company aims to make it easier for buyers and sellers to find each other, in an industry that’s often tough to navigate.

26
9 months ago

A company that brings transparency to the healthcare industry, helping patients organize their medical records.

25
8 months ago

A company that focuses on the needs of the global entertainment industry, by helping to manage the licensing process for music, films, and TV.

25
8 months ago

A data scientist-powered machine learning platform for the retail industry, enabling retailers to serve customers with personalized, real-time recommendations for their shopping trips.

25
8 months ago

The startup has a novel approach to tackling the problem of a lack of transparency in the oil industry. It’s a tool that allows users to track the source of their oil, and take it from there.

25
8 months ago

Dedicated to helping businesses in the medical device industry, the startup helps manufacturers understand the regulatory landscape for selling medical devices in the US, Canada, and Europe.

25
7 months ago

A cloud-based peer-to-peer insurance platform, which is already in use in the automotive industry. The startup wants to be the only place where clients can buy insurance online, in person, or on the phone.

25
6 months ago

Designing clothing for the fashion industry, providing a way to create and share designs with customers.

25
5 months ago

We’re used to hearing about billion dollar startups, but none are aiming to create a unique operating system to process data like this one. A startup that wants to entirely re-invent industry standards and create a new “standard” for data-driven industries like the medical industry.

25
3 months ago

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

25
1 month ago

A $2.5 billion a year market for the healthcare industry to move from paper to digital, but the current player, a paper based system, is not scalable. This startup is building a digital system that promises to get patients faster, cheaper, and more secure information for everything from appointments to lab results.

25
1 month ago

A seed-stage startup that’s building a software platform for the pipe industry. They’ll be able to manage schedules, track equipment and provide an interface to the general public.

25
8 months ago

Built for the entertainment industry, the startup wants to create a universal currency for the industry. The currency is meant to be used in software and streamlining payments.

24
6 months ago

A utility token for the global ride-sharing and car-sharing sector. The startup wants to bring a new level of transparency and collaboration to the industry, by creating a platform for drivers and riders to manage all their accounts on one platform.

24
6 months ago

Focusing on the production side of the cannabis industry, Vite helps growers track their crop through harvest, packaging, labeling, shipping, and aging. Co-founder Pravin Patel says they built the software for half a million dollars in seed funding, and are working with other cannabis companies to deliver their software.

24
4 months ago

The company is building software for the health care industry, aiming to be the Amazon of healthcare.

24
7 days ago

A self-driving platform for the automotive industry, the startup claims to allow car manufacturers to build cars that can be steered by a human driver, but that can also navigate on their own in the case of an accident.

24
6 months ago

A travel and hospitality booking and management software for the hospitality and travel industry.

23
3 months ago

A digital platform for women, who are often underrepresented in the tech industry, to access and develop their ideas.

23
2 months ago

A startup looking to automate the process of scanning and converting hundreds of thousands of documents into a searchable database for the legal industry. The company hopes to be the go-to resource for legal teams, with their proprietary technology that allows for text-searching and intelligent summarizing.

23
1 month ago

A tool for creating a customized report on any keyword or set of keywords, for use by small businesses, marketing teams, and anyone else who needs to know what’s going on in their industry.

23
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that is building a solution to address the need for early-stage investment in the medical device industry The company wants to help hardware startups run more efficient clinical trials

22
7 months ago

A company that allows people to find and rent out their unused furniture and appliances. The startup wants to upend the industry by offering a way to sell the stuff you own while making money on the stuff you don't.

22
7 months ago

The startup is focused on the online dating industry, which is, according to CEO Ryan Feit, “one of the most archaic industries in tech.”

22
6 months ago

A SaaS platform that helps companies in the taxi industry gain greater control over their own operations.

22
6 months ago

A mapping platform for managing locations and properties. The company is focused on the $250B real estate industry and wants to use data to help people find the best places to live and rent.

22
6 months ago

A data platform for customers in the healthcare industry to see a single view of all their medical records in a single platform.

22
6 months ago

A startup that wants to build a digital platform to help marketers make their ads more effective. The startup wants to make their platform the industry standard for delivering video ads.

22
3 months ago

A product that provides a service that helps hotels and other organizations create, manage and deliver a single, centralized event and event registration platform, with a focus on the hospitality industry.

22
1 month ago

The startup is working with industry partners to establish a next-generation digital payments platform.

22
1 month ago

The startup is in the process of building a network of personal chefs. Its current focus is on the restaurant industry.

22
8 months ago

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

21
7 months ago

A software development company that wants to fix the “diversity gap” in Silicon Valley. The company’s co-founder says that men make up around 80% of the tech workforce, and women only 4% (and that the industry is even worse in other parts of the world).

21
6 months ago

A platform for sharing and connecting with other people in the industry.

21
6 months ago

A content management platform for the media industry, with a focus on social media.

21
5 months ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps with financial planning. The startup wants to bring AI to the financial planning industry, which has historically been dominated by humans, who can be biased and inefficient.

21
4 months ago

A social network for fashion industry buyers, which creates a central location where buyers can find and interact with designers for fashion shows and trade shows.

21
4 months ago

This is a startup focusing on machine learning for the financial services industry. Its platform helps banks build predictions about how customers will act, and help inform decisions.

21
3 months ago

A startup that wants to disrupt the global shipping industry by building a platform that allows anyone to send packages directly to a customer. The startup’s founders say that the company has already built a beta product and has started a pilot program with USPS.

21
1 month ago

A blockchain-based platform that helps automate the financial industry

21
19 days ago

A tool for the hospitality industry that helps hospitality outlets streamline operations

21
9 months ago

Focusing on the healthcare industry, this startup wants to take the pain out of securing data on the blockchain.

20
8 months ago

A tech startup focused on improving the industry of tech and tech journalism and tech media. The organization aims to “promote tech as a force for good, and tech innovation as a key factor in improving people’s lives.”

20
7 months ago

A product for people with a laundry list of complaints about the finance industry

20
6 months ago

A platform that helps combat counterfeit products, with an API that merchants can integrate into their own e-commerce platforms. It’s mostly for the fashion industry, although it may expand to other markets.

20
6 months ago

A company that takes on the role of the “Google of the trucking industry,” iCars is building an app that will allow truck drivers to make payments, track their expenses, and connect with others like them.

20
5 months ago

A platform that’s like LinkedIn for the legal industry. It allows attorneys to connect with one another and find new clients.

20
3 months ago

A platform that sells data to insurers. They want to act as a middleman between the insurance industry and the data they use to calculate risk, and they want to do it in a way that’s transparent and easy to understand.

20
3 months ago

Starting with the forest industry, a startup is developing machines that can read and process the wood of a tree to make it more economical and sustainable.

20
2 months ago

A startup that’s building an app for the “smart agriculture hardware” industry.

20
1 month ago

A social network for people of color in the beauty industry to network, share resources, and promote their businesses.

20
1 month ago

A tool that helps customers in the energy industry better manage energy consumption by providing energy-saving tips and suggestions.

20
6 months ago

This startup tries to help the pharmaceutical industry with the integration of new technologies into clinical trials.

19
4 months ago

A mobile-first platform for small and medium businesses to connect with local and global marketing. The platform is the brainchild of veterans of the mobile payments industry.

19
3 months ago

A digital platform for the legal industry to manage workflows, such as contracts, and for attorneys to generate new content and manage the work of others.

19
3 months ago

A startup that provides a workflow for salespeople in the auto insurance industry, automating the process of filling out and uploading claims.

19
1 month ago

A startup that allows businesses to buy and sell goods online, with a focus on e-commerce in the food industry.

19
1 month ago

A company that provides software for the financial services industry that aims to reduce the cost of complying with regulations.

19
20 days ago

Cattle is a platform for building products for the dairy industry.

19
8 months ago

Has launched in the past year in the US, in areas in which cannabis has been legalized in the past year in states like Ohio, New Jersey, Texas, and California. The company’s founders say they can apply their technology to any state/state-regulated cannabis industry, and are already in business in the US.

18
7 months ago

A messaging and referral app designed for healthcare and medical professionals. It’s a sort of Yelp for the healthcare industry, helping patients find nearby doctors and other medical services.

18
7 months ago

The startup is building a Slack-like team communication platform aimed at the healthcare industry.

18
4 months ago

The average age of the industry is around 30 years old, and that’s not because they’re getting older. It’s because the industry is so new that there aren’t a lot of established veterans.

16
3 months ago

A fraud detection platform for the Indian insurance industry.

16
1 month ago

A company that helps companies manage the design and production of their videos. Video creation is a $200 billion global industry and the startup wants to help companies in getting more creative and efficient.

16
1 month ago

Data-mining software for the auto industry. AutoMiner is a company that does the same thing, just for cars.

16
1 year ago

Idea: A software business that is building software products for the oil and gas industry

15
6 months ago

The startup’s goal is to democratize the industry of television, allowing anyone to create their own show without having to be a producer or actor.

15
4 months ago

A SaaS company that provides the tools for the financial industry to keep employees up to date on their financial health.

15
3 months ago

A digital concierge for the food industry, providing recommendations for restaurants, and ordering for you.

15
1 month ago

A composite-materials startup working on a product for the automotive industry.

15
4 months ago

A startup that aims to fix the lack of data that exists on small businesses, particularly those in the food industry.

14
3 months ago

 A mobile-first, chat-based payment platform for the hospitality industry.

14
3 months ago

A startup that will allow users to order a ride on demand, for a flat rate. The company is one of the startups in a new, large-scale industry that wants to change the way that people move around the city and get around places in their downtime.

14
3 months ago

A company that wants to help the legal cannabis industry navigate the maze of regulations.

14
17 days ago

A company that makes software for the oil and gas industry to help it “make price forecasts and manage risks”.

14
3 months ago

A startup for the intellectual property management industry.

13
26 days ago

This startup is building a digital platform for the financial services industry. The startup wants to help companies collect, verify and store financial data, so they can make sure they’re getting paid for the right thing.

13
8 days ago

A startup that builds applications for the new agriculture industry in Latin America.

13
3 months ago

A company that wants to help people in the real estate industry easily share their listings online. It currently has 1,000 listings on its site, and is looking for other real estate agents to join them.

12
2 months ago

A startup that provides accounting and finance services for the cannabis industry. The startup has partners in Colorado and Massachusetts.

12
1 month ago

A tokenized economy for the music industry, using blockchain to reward artists and creators for promoting and sharing their work.

12
13 days ago

An enterprise platform for the pharmaceutical industry, helping companies manage and secure their supply chains

12
1 year ago

Idea: A social network for the food service industry. The startup wants to connect chefs and restaurants with new employees and customers.

11
3 months ago

A tool that allows software engineers to “guess” how their code will run in production. This company is looking to disrupt the “Frankenstien” industry of enterprise-level testing.

11
10 days ago

A startup launching in the US and Canada that aims to disrupt the recruitment industry through machine learning and data science.

11
3 months ago

A 3D printing service for the travel industry, with a focus on “bringing the benefits of manufacturing to the global travel industry”, with a focus on the hospitality and tourism sector.

10
2 months ago

A company that builds software for the insurance industry that allows agents to provide quotes and capture policy details.

10
7 days ago

A platform for the home care industry to grow, demand, and manage their services.

10
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that is building a platform to handle the logistics of overnights, with a focus on the hospitality industry. The startup currently has over 500 hotels as customers, and has processed over $2M worth of laundry.

9
4 months ago

An ad network for the ad tech industry. The startup is working to make the industry more efficient and more profitable. They’re hoping it will work with publishers as well as advertisers.

9
3 months ago

A platform that helps companies find the best people for jobs in their industry, and then helps them to find candidates and communicate with them.

9
2 months ago

A company that tracks the weather for farmers and ranchers in the agriculture industry. The startup wants to bring farmers and ranchers back from the margins of the agriculture industry by using technology to let them monitor weather conditions and optimize their operations.

7
17 days ago

A startup that claims to be building a decentralized blockchain for the global insurance industry. The startup is building a global insurance blockchain to provide payment transparency and data sharing for insurance companies, which can verify and clear payments without the need for middlemen.

7
5 days ago

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

7
22 days ago

This startup is building a professional networking platform for the wedding planning industry.

6
10 days ago

A startup that aims to offer a new way for restaurant and entertainment venues to charge an app-based membership system that allows customers to buy tickets to in-demand events at lower prices than tickets would be otherwise. The startup is currently building a test platform for the Los Angeles concert industry.

5
1 day ago

This is a real estate brokerage that will handle all payments and escrow for the home-buyer, which the company says is a first in the industry.

4
1 day ago

The startup aims to create a more reliable way to check on the accuracy of data from polls and surveys. Right now, the polling industry is rife with inaccuracies: misreported data, false positives, and false negatives.

0
1 year ago

Idea: A system for managing and tracking payments in the insurance industry

-1
1 year ago

Idea: On-demand delivery for the marijuana industry

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A SaaS startup for the legal industry It helps lawyers take documents, apply AI, and send them to the right people

-1
1 year ago

Idea: Software-as-a-Service for the real estate industry

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A Marketing Platform for the Cannabis Industry

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A SaaS CRM for the hospitality industry The company started with $20k in the bank, and by the end of 2015 had $33,000 in recurring revenue

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A software for the legal industry that helps companies automate legal tasks like tracking court documents

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A business that helps companies build and manage lists of users who are interested in a particular product The company has a subscription model, and its largest customer is in the pharmaceutical industry

-1
1 year ago

A platform for the construction industry that helps contractors communicate and source and track materials

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A company that helps people who work in the wine industry — vineyard owners, distributors, and merchants — manage their operations.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A professional network for the service industry, meant to help service professionals find jobs and work together.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A platform meant to link up advertisers with influencers in the cannabis industry.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A small business that is building a platform for the service industry, helping companies like cleaning services coordinate their operations.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that aims to be “the Uber for trucking”, claiming that the transportation industry is a $7 trillion sector ripe for disruption. It has a similar pitch to Uber Freight, which focuses on helping smaller trucking companies compete with big shippers.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: Building a platform for the logistics industry to manage their fleets and drivers.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that wants to be the Open Table of the cannabis industry, creating an online directory of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

-1
1 day ago

A platform for paying health care providers. The company is focused on providing compliance and automation services to the health care industry.

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides affordable vehicle insurance to people under 25. The startup wants to become the go-to resource for young drivers and disrupt the current auto insurance industry which targets only the high-risk demographic.

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