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2 years ago

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

283
2 years ago

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

263
1 year 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.

255
3 months ago

An online marketplace for selling used textbooks — a business that’s the only profitable part of the textbook industry.

229
1 year 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.

219
2 years ago

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

216
10 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.

205
5 months ago

A startup that’s looking to disrupt the trucking industry

204
1 year ago

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

176
2 years 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.

169
1 year 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:

169
1 year ago

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

163
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.

159
2 years ago

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

157
2 years 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

155
2 years ago

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

153
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.

148
2 years 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.

145
2 years ago

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

143
1 year 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.

142
2 years ago

A digital document management platform for the legal industry.

141
2 years ago

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

141
1 year ago

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

141
2 years 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.

139
2 years ago

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

139
2 years 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.

139
2 years ago

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

139
1 year ago

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

139
2 years 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

137
2 years ago

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

137
1 year 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.

137
2 years ago

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

136
2 years ago

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

136
2 years ago

Videos of people in the industry explaining their jobs

136
1 year ago

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

135
2 years 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.

133
2 years ago

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

133
2 years 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.

133
1 year ago

A platform that helps the restaurant industry grow and scale.

133
2 years 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.

132
2 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.

131
2 years ago

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

129
2 years ago

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

129
1 year 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.

129
2 years ago

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

128
2 years 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.

128
2 years 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.

128
2 years 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.

127
2 years ago

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

126
2 years ago

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

126
2 years 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

126
2 years ago

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

126
2 years ago

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

126
2 years 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.

126
1 year 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.

126
2 years ago

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

124
2 years ago

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

123
2 years 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.

123
2 years 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.”

123
1 year 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.”

123
2 years ago

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

122
2 years 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.

122
2 years ago

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

122
2 years 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.

121
2 years 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.

121
2 years 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.

121
1 year ago

An AI platform for the pharmaceutical industry

121
2 years ago

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

120
2 years ago

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

120
2 years 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.

120
2 years 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)

119
2 years 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.

119
2 years ago

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

119
2 years 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.

119
1 year 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.

119
10 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.

119
2 years ago

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

118
2 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.

117
2 years 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.

116
2 years ago

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

116
2 years 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.

115
2 years ago

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

115
2 years ago

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

115
2 years 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.

114
2 years ago

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

114
2 years ago

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

114
2 years 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.

114
2 years 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.

113
2 years 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.

113
2 years ago

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

113
1 year ago

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

113
2 years 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.

112
2 years 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.

111
2 years 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.

110
2 years ago

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

110
2 years ago

Recruiting software for the travel industry and alternative work arrangements.

110
25 days ago

A platform for the online videogames industry, where gamers can sell and buy game items.

110
2 years 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.

109
2 years ago

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

109
1 year ago

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

109
2 years 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.

108
2 years ago

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

108
2 years ago

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

108
2 years ago

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

108
1 year 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.

108
2 years 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.

107
2 years ago

A startup that makes software for the healthcare industry

106
2 years ago

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

106
2 years ago

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

106
2 years 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.

106
2 years ago

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

106
2 years ago

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

106
2 years 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.

105
2 years 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.

105
20 days ago

Helps professionals in the art and design industry sell their work online.

105
2 years 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.

104
2 years 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.

103
2 years 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.

103
2 years ago

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

102
2 years 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.

102
2 years 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.

102
2 years 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.

102
1 year 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.

102
2 years 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.

101
2 years ago

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

100
2 years 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.

100
2 years ago

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

99
2 years 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.

99
2 years ago

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

99
2 years 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.

98
2 years ago

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

98
2 years 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.

97
2 years ago

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

97
1 year ago

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

97
10 months ago

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

97
2 years 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.

96
2 years 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”.

96
2 years 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.

96
1 year 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.

96
2 years ago

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

95
1 year ago

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

95
2 years 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.

94
2 years ago

A collection of partnerships from the food industry, including:

94
2 years 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.

93
1 year 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.

93
1 year ago

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

93
2 years 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.

92
2 years ago

A fundraiser app for the music industry

92
2 years 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."

92
1 year ago

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

92
2 years 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.

91
1 year ago

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

91
2 years 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.

90
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.

90
1 year 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.

90
10 months ago

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

90
2 years 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.

89
2 years 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.

89
1 year ago

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

89
1 year 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.

89
2 years 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.

88
1 year ago

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

88
1 year ago

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

88
2 years 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.

87
2 years ago

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

87
2 years 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.

86
1 year 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.

86
2 years 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.

85
1 year ago

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

85
1 year 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.

85
1 year ago

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

83
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.

82
11 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.

82
24 days ago

A platform that simplifies testing in the security industry

82
18 days ago

Buildnoise wants to build an online marketplace for building materials and services, solving a problem that’s plagued the industry for years.

82
2 years ago

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

80
2 years ago

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

80
1 year 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.

78
1 year ago

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

77
1 year 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.

76
2 years ago

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

75
1 year ago

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

75
1 year ago

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

75
6 months ago

This startup is building artificial intelligence for the financial services industry, using machine learning and natural language processing to perform complex tasks.

75
2 years 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.

74
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.

74
1 year ago

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

74
5 months ago

A social platform for the food industry. The startup wants to be the platform for all of your meal prep activities, from shopping to cooking to shopping for ingredients.

74
6 days ago

A company that’s building an analytics dashboard for the cannabis industry that allows users to see everything from production data to sales figures.

74
1 year ago

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

73
1 year 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.

73
1 year 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.

73
2 years 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.

72
1 year ago

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

72
1 year ago

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

71
1 year ago

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

71
7 months ago

The BusinessBold is an online directory of B2B startups. The directory allows members to search for businesses based on location, industry, and size. The directory is updated weekly.

71
2 years 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.

70
6 days ago

A job search engine that lets you search for jobs and companies by location, job title, and industry.

70
2 years 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.

69
1 year ago

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

69
2 years ago

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

68
1 year 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.

68
7 months ago

A startup looking to bridge the gap between the financial industry and the cryptocurrency industry by providing a way for banks to offer bitcoin-based financial products.

68
2 years 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.

67
1 year 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.

67
6 months ago

Seeking to bring alternative dispute resolution to the legal industry, the startup helps companies to hire arbitrators and mediators in a way that they say is faster, cheaper, and more transparent than traditional law firms.

67
2 years ago

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

66
1 year ago

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

66
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.

66
1 year ago

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

66
1 year ago

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

66
1 year 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.

66
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.

65
1 year ago

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

65
1 year 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.

65
9 months ago

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

65
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.

64
1 year ago

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

64
1 year ago

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

64
1 year ago

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

64
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.

63
1 year ago

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

63
10 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.

63
8 months 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.

63
8 months ago

A startup that’s building software for the cannabis industry. The company’s software allows growers to track and manage their sales, look for patterns in their data, and get real-time insights into the market.

63
2 years ago

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

62
9 months 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.

62
26 days ago

A startup tackling the problem of “fake news” and misinformation, which it says is a growing problem that is costing the industry billions of dollars. It’s a “quality control service” that allows news publishers to verify sources, and is currently being tested in the UK.

62
1 year ago

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

61
1 year 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.

61
1 year ago

A search engine for the professional clean up and disposal industry

60
1 year 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.

60
1 year ago

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

60
11 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.

60
7 months ago

A business intelligence platform for the legal and health industry, connecting law firms and physicians with their clients, providing insights into risk, costs and revenues.

60
19 days ago

A $10-20 billion industry that’s undergoing a massive shift in the way it’s being made. The startup wants to be a large part of that change.

60
2 years 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.

59
1 year 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.

59
1 year ago

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

59
8 months ago

A toolkit to help the ad industry identify ads that convert to sales or keep consumers engaged.

59
1 year 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.

58
1 year ago

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

58
1 year ago

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

58
1 year 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.

57
1 year ago

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

57
1 year ago

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

57
1 year ago

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

56
1 year 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.

56
1 year 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.

55
1 year ago

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

55
1 year 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.

54
1 year ago

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

54
1 year 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.

54
1 year ago

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

54
8 months ago

A bid management tool for the hospitality industry to help hotels, event venues and attractions manage their bids to attract customers.

54
1 year ago

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

53
1 year ago

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

53
10 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.

53
4 months ago

A platform, which provides a platform for the transportation industry.

53
1 year 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.

52
1 year 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.

52
4 months ago

This startup is building an app for the insurance industry to help manage claim data, both claims-related and data-related.

52
5 days ago

The startup wants to be the Uber for the legal industry, charging a $10 monthly subscription fee to connect you with a lawyer and a paralegal.

52
1 year 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.

51
1 year ago

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

51
1 year 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.

51
1 year ago

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

51
1 year ago

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

51
10 months ago

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

51
1 month ago

A platform for asset-backed loans for the global apparel industry.

51
29 days ago

This is a startup that wants to transform the financial industry, with a new way to invest in real estate. They’re using technology and a decentralized protocol to give investors more control over their investments and make it easier to invest in real estate.

51
1 year 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”.

50
1 year 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.

50
10 months ago

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

50
28 days ago

This startup is building a SaaS platform that trains people from various backgrounds in the tech industry to teach others on Slack.

50
1 year 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.

49
1 year 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.

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year 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.

48
1 year 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.

48
1 year ago

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

48
1 year 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.

48
1 year ago

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

48
1 year 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.

48
10 months 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.

48
1 year 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.

47
1 year 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.

47
9 months 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.

47
5 months ago

A platform for automating data quality testing for the financial services industry.

47
1 year 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.

46
1 year ago

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

46
1 year 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.

46
1 year 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.

46
1 year 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.

46
1 year ago

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

46
1 year ago

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

46
29 days ago

A company that offers a software solution for the hospitality industry, allowing hotel chains to keep track of customers and guests, and provide them with a seamless experience.

46
1 year 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.

45
1 year ago

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

45
1 year 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.

45
1 year ago

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

45
1 year ago

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

45
1 year ago

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

45
1 year 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.

45
1 year 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.

45
1 year 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.

45
9 months ago

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

45
5 months ago

This startup is building a tool for scheduling and tracking mobile phone repairs, with a focus on the auto industry

45
1 year 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.

44
1 year 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.

44
1 year 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.

44
1 year ago

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

44
1 year 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.

44
11 months ago

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

44
8 months 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.

44
29 days ago

A tool that helps streamline the process of creating news stories, with a focus on the media industry.

44
2 years 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

43
1 year ago

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

43
1 year 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.

43
11 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.

43
11 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.

43
11 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.

43
9 months ago

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

43
6 months ago

An invitation-only startup that helps restaurants and bars find and pool bartenders, kitchen staff, and more through a specialized job aggregator. The company wants to improve the bar industry experience.

43
1 year 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.

42
1 year 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.

42
1 year 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.”

42
1 year ago

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

42
1 year 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.

42
1 year 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.

42
10 months 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.

42
7 months ago

The founders of this startup are veterans of the tech industry, and they want to help veterans get jobs in tech, using their network of connections who know companies looking for talent.

42
2 months ago

A company developing a decentralized platform for the $2.2 trillion global real estate industry.

42
1 year 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).

41
1 year 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.

41
11 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.

41
10 months ago

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

41
9 months ago

A blockchain-based platform that helps automate the financial industry

41
9 months ago

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

41
6 months ago

A coffee subscription service for the food industry, where the coffee is made from beans from the farm to cup by the service.

41
1 year ago

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

40
1 year ago

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

40
1 year ago

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

40
1 year ago

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

40
1 year 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.

40
11 months ago

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

40
9 months ago

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

40
8 months 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.

40
6 months ago

This startup aims to make it easier for people to buy high-quality, custom-designed and custom-made wedding rings. The company wants to disrupt the traditional diamond industry and take a day-to-day approach to helping couples design their rings.

40
6 months ago

In-home health care is a $100 billion industry in the US and $5 trillion worldwide. Startups like Health2Go and TeleCare are trying to make it easier for health care workers to provide medical services at home.

40
3 months ago

A startup that wants to help the fashion industry eliminate the middleman. The company is developing a platform that lets fashion brands list their merchandise directly to consumers through their websites and apps, eliminating the need for a stockist.

40
1 year 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.”

39
1 year 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.

39
1 year 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.

39
11 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.

39
6 months ago

A company that wants to provide the capital that is missing from the lending industry — a more traditional intermediary. The startup takes a better interest rate on deposits, with individual investments capped at $50,000.

39
5 months ago

Looking to supplement the lack of diversity in the tech industry with a website that aims to help those in the industry manage their career growth.

39
8 days ago

A startup that helps health care professionals and other professionals with client management and billing. The startup says they have 100,000 customers, including specialists in the health industry, medical practices, and dental practices.

39
1 year ago

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

38
11 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.

38
11 months ago

A fraud detection platform for the Indian insurance industry.

38
10 months ago

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

38
9 months 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.

38
9 months ago

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

38
1 month ago

A startup that helps people find and book the best deals on flights and hotels. The startup wants to provide users with a way to find and book flights and hotels that are discounted, and has already disrupted the travel industry.

38
1 year 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.

37
1 year 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.

37
1 year ago

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

37
5 months ago

A company that builds out the infrastructure for building a new car. They work directly with the auto manufacturing industry, which they say is the only industry in the world that doesn’t have a good online way for customers to assemble the car they’ve bought.

37
5 months ago

A three-year-old startup that offers a social networking platform for people who are underrepresented in the tech industry — women and minorities.

37
4 months ago

A startup that wants to make the cannabis industry more transparent by reducing the amount of time and money companies spend on marketing.

37
3 months ago

A supply chain management service with a focus on the food industry, enabling customers to track and manage the movement of goods from farmer to table. The startup was founded in April, and has been growing rapidly.

37
3 months ago

A data platform for the music industry. The company, which was founded in 2014, is building out a platform that connects artists and labels with data about their fans and allows them to create customized playlists, from which they can then sell song downloads.

37
3 months ago

A cloud-based tool for tracking progress in the legal field. It’s part of a growing industry of tools for law firms looking to automate and automate.

37
1 year 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.

36
1 year ago

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

36
10 months ago

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

36
7 months ago

A place where people can shop for high-end, cheap, and secondhand sunglasses. The startup’s founders are a pair of optics industry veterans with an idea for a pair of industry-focused sunglasses, and a desire to sell them directly to consumers.

36
7 months ago

A startup that wants to bridge the gap between technology and the manufacturing industry, with a focus on 3D printing and the industrial IoT.

36
6 months ago

A tool for hiring freelancers, including a way to find hourly rate quotes in a specific industry

36
5 months ago

A company that works like a freelancer for the insurance industry, with a focus on claims and claims handling.

36
4 months ago

A sales software platform for the florist industry. Sellers use the platform to quickly and easily manage their sales. The company says it has $1.7 million in revenue.

36
4 months ago

A startup that was founded in May, a company that helps the financial industry with compliance and regulatory compliance.

36
11 months ago

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

35
8 months ago

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

35
8 months ago

A startup that provides advice on how to ride a bike. The people behind the startup are veterans of the bike industry, and they want to move away from a background that is focused on the bike industry to one that is focused on consumers.

35
6 months ago

A “crowdsourcing platform for the creative industry.” Their goal is to eventually make creative collaboration easier, using some of the same tools as Kickstarter.

35
5 months ago

A startup that helps you stay in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle, using data science and all the latest trends in the industry.

35
5 months ago

The startup is disrupting the delivery and service industry, and wants to be an end-to-end logistics company.

35
1 year ago

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

34
1 year 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.

34
8 months ago

This is a platform that manages your data, allowing you to make all of your data available to your customers. Currently in beta, the company is focusing on the healthcare industry.

34
7 months ago

A startup that helps Russian companies in the manufacturing industry source materials and negotiate deals.

34
3 months ago

A company that provides a mobile app that helps people in the hospitality industry, from bartenders to waiters and bartenders, get paid for every drink they sell.

34
1 year 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.

33
1 year ago

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

33
9 months ago

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

33
5 months ago

A startup in the travel industry that offers a new way to book hotels through a single app. The company, which was founded in May, is now live in over 40 cities and has over 4,000 hotel rooms booked.

33
4 months ago

Idea, one of the startups in the first cohort of the YC Fellowship, is building a tool to help the tech industry manage diversity and inclusion.

33
4 months ago

A startup that wants to build smart manufacturing products for the auto industry. The company is building sensors into cars to monitor parts and produce a report of each car’s performance.

33
2 months ago

A brand-new music industry startup that wants to help unpaid musicians get paid through royalties and stream their music live.

33
1 month ago

A platform for the e-commerce industry, which has 4 million sellers in the US. The company is building a platform for the e-commerce industry and has launched with a product that helps small retailers sync their sales data with their accounting programs.

33
2 years ago

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

32
9 months 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.

32
8 months ago

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

32
7 months ago

A startup that helps people create, distribute, and sell music online. According to its founders, there’s a $30 billion music industry in the US, but it’s almost entirely untapped in the digital space.

32
6 months ago

A digital payments platform for the restaurant industry, building tools to help restaurants manage cash flow and optimize sales.

32
6 months ago

Another online-to-offline ordering platform for the restaurant industry. The company allows restaurant operators to use their own brands and menus in their apps.

32
6 months ago

This startup solves problems for the for-profit education industry by making it easier for students to file complaints, gain access to records and seek out new teachers.

32
5 months ago

An alternative to the email marketing industry, which is facing the threat of email overload. The company is building an email marketing solution that helps business send fewer but more targeted campaigns.

32
2 years ago

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

31
8 months ago

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

31
6 months ago

A startup that helps people in the real estate industry manage their clients’ assets with a single app.

31
6 months ago

A software company that helps identify fraud in the financial services industry by using machine learning to scan billions of financial transactions and identify patterns that exist because of fraud.

31
6 months ago

A media company created by people who’ve been burned by the time, energy, and money they’ve spent on traditional content-management tools. The company is working to build a new type of content management platform for the podcast industry.

31
6 months ago

A new approach to the financial industry using a mobile app. The startup wants to help companies get paid faster.

31
11 months ago

A startup for the intellectual property management industry.

30
11 months ago

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

30
9 months ago

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

30
7 months ago

A startup that’s building a “full-stack” digital platform for solar facilities, including sales and finance. The company is focused on the solar industry, though their website says the company is “looking for the companies that will put us on the map” in other verticals such as batteries and energy storage.

30
4 months ago

A system for wedding planning and management, with a focus on the wedding industry.

30
3 months ago

The software industry is just one part of the broader tech industry, but it is a big

30
3 months ago

A marketing platform for the legal industry that wants to use AI to automate many of the low-value tasks associated with the industry such as correspondence management.

30
11 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.

29
10 months ago

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

29
8 months 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.

29
7 months ago

A startup that has built a platform that helps brands manage the production of their own merchandise. The startup works with major brands to create new product lines, bringing a level of scale not seen at the moment in the apparel industry.

29
7 months ago

A digital dashboard for the transportation industry, with a dashboard for each car that measures things like fuel efficiency, emissions and maintenance costs.

29
7 months ago

A payment processing platform for the cannabis industry that brings in more than $3 billion per year. It’s able to process the massive volume of payments without slowing the checkout process.

29
5 months ago

A startup that’s building a custom mobile app for the food industry, which they say will help restaurants run more smoothly.

29
5 months ago

A custom software application that helps the construction industry automate processes like sales order and invoice management, project management, and cost control.

29
4 months 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.

29
4 months ago

A startup building a set of tools for the legal marijuana industry in the US. The startup aims to automate the process of banking and financing marijuana, while also making it easier for legal marijuana businesses to pay their monthly bills.

29
4 months ago

The company’s CEO, Will Clark, is a former member of the U.S. Air Force and a former personal trainer, and the company’s co-founders are also experienced entrepreneurs. The company, which launched in 2013, is looking to address a major issue in the fitness industry: it’s difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to get fit.

29
2 years ago

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

28
2 years 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.

28
11 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.

28
6 months ago

A temporary staffing platform that allows companies to hire “high quality” temporary workers. The company says over 40% of their users are industry professionals.

28
6 months ago

A cloud-based platform for manufacturers to manage their supply chain and collaborate with their suppliers. It’s first use case is for the automotive industry.

28
6 months ago

A data-driven marketing company that focuses on the health care industry, using analytics to provide a more holistic picture of a customer’s health.

28
5 months ago

This B2B company is helping the hospitality industry track the organization of a room, project or event.

28
4 months ago

This company is looking to disrupt the marketing and sales industry by connecting companies with people interested in working for them. It’s a tool for recruiting, and connects the two parties so recruiters can find people interested in the companies they represent.

28
8 months ago

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

27
7 months ago

A platform for enterprise software developers to build apps for the finance industry. The company is building a suite of tools for distributed companies, like banks and credit card companies, to build enterprise software with.

27
6 months ago

A platform for managing people in the tech industry, including finding jobs and getting paid well for them.

27
3 months ago

A startup that operates in the music industry and allows artists to get paid while they sleep and lets them build a brand while they’re recording.

27
3 months ago

A platform for managing rental and credit card payments, with help for real estate agents. The startup is pitched as a general ledger for the real estate industry.

27
2 months ago

A new social network for the fashion industry that uses a gamification engine to help users track their own fashion style.

27
1 month ago

A startup that aims to improve the insurance industry by giving consumers more transparency into the claims process and a better way to comparison shop, improving satisfaction rates.

27
1 month ago

A B2B software company that helps advance teams and businesses in the construction industry. The startup sells software that tracks and preempts the construction industry’s most common delays.

27
9 months 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.

26
7 months ago

A startup that is building a commerce platform for the world’s $2 trillion restaurant industry. It helps restaurants create, manage and sell their menu.

26
5 months ago

The startup is developing a fully-integrated set of tools for the wine industry, from winemakers to salespeople. The company wants to help wineries scale, grow in sales, and manage inventory.

26
3 days ago

Tapping into the underutilized expertise of the hotel industry, a startup is building software that helps hotels find and hire the right employees, from housekeeping to front desk to maintenance. The software aggregates online listings from local job sites, and then works with a candidate’s information to determine the best fit for the opening. The startup is also working with the hotel to get the word out about the opening to their customers.

26
8 months ago

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

25
7 months ago

A platform that connects the healthcare industry with patient data to provide predictive care.

25
5 months ago

A company that’s building a blockchain-based alternative to the healthcare industry’s online health records.

25
3 months ago

A company that’s built an “app for the pet sitting industry”, allowing customers to place orders for pets and even sign up for a pet-sitting service.

25
3 months ago

A company that wants to remove inefficiency from the supply chain by allowing everyone on a supply chain to manage inventory together. It’s currently focused on the hospitality industry, with its app launching in June.

25
3 months ago

Cannabook is a blockchain-based platform connecting students to the medicinal cannabis industry by building a network of students, educators and cannabis professionals. The startup is building a network that connects students with cannabis professionals, helping them make connections and learn more about the industry.

25
8 months 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.

24
5 months ago

A startup developer targeting the education industry, with a focus on the construction industry.

24
4 months ago

A tool for the legal cannabis industry to track and manage cannabis transactions.

24
4 months ago

A digital reporting platform for the hospitality industry. This startup is helping businesses streamline their operations, including the billing process.

24
4 months ago

This startup is building a tech platform for the food industry to allow for automated, real-time ordering and tracking of food from local restaurants. The goal is to make ordering food more efficient and reduce food waste.

24
3 months ago

A platform for the digital advertising industry to connect the people who bid on media space with the ones who need to buy it.

24
3 months ago

A virtual assistant that’s designed to understand the nuances of a particular business or industry and help customers find the right product or service.

24
2 months ago

A group of developers in Seattle who wanted to create a tool that would help them manage their workflows, and save time and money. The business is a “workflow management tool” with a suite of features geared towards the software development industry.

24
8 months ago

This is an automation platform for the digital marketing industry. It helps companies automate the creation of content and its distribution.

23
5 months ago

Focusing on the health insurance industry, the startup says it will help provide “highly personalized care” through artificial intelligence.

23
4 months ago

A company building a platform that draws on previous experience in the music industry to help artists distribute the rights to their work.

23
4 months ago

The startup is building a complete container shipping solution, using technology that was originally designed to support a mine-to-rail system in the mining industry. The startup plans to use this technology to build an end-to-end solution for shipping all international goods, from the moment products are picked up from manufacturers to the moment they reach the customer.

23
3 months ago

A startup for hiring. They are still building the MVP, but they say they are working with a lot of different companies in the industry.

23
1 month ago

The startup wants to become the “Yelp of the Bikesharing industry,” connecting bikers to their favorite local spots.

23
2 years 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.

22
3 months ago

 A job finder for the hospitality and real estate industry. The startup wants to help agents find and onboard new employees on their websites.

22
2 months ago

A tool for finding external funding that’s not tied to your domain. Clique is a competitor to AngelList, a site where individuals can post up their startup and ask for funding. The advantage is that it’s not tied to a specific domain, allowing it to work for any industry.

22
6 months ago

A platform for sharing food recipes. The startup wants to disrupt the food-recipe industry by allowing anyone to create a recipe and share it with others.

21
3 months ago

A software company aimed at the auto industry, building a platform to help auto manufacturers and dealerships communicate with each other on the same platform.

21
3 months ago

A company that helps companies find and manage their professional network of vendors, service providers, and other professionals. The B2B business is focused on finding industry professionals and giving them tools to stay connected and in touch with their network.

21
1 month ago

This startup wants to bring the same transparency that’s made credit scores a consumer product to the finance industry. Instead of having to go to your bank every time you want to see how your credit is doing, you can keep track online. The company is privately held.

21
2 years ago

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

20
4 months ago

A B2B startup working on a solution for managing the health and safety of people working in construction, building materials, and heavy industry.

20
4 months ago

A startups platform for the cannabis industry that aims to make it easier for companies to create digital kiosks for consuming cannabis in the space.

20
3 months ago

A startup that’s building a messaging system for the agricultural industry. It’s meant to help farmers communicate with each other and the larger agricultural industry, and the startup is currently testing its product in California.

20
2 years ago

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

19
4 months ago

A tool that allows workers to get paid for their work on the side. The app is for small businesses, especially those in the creative or tech industry where cash flow can be challenged.

19
3 months ago

A hardware company that wants to build a hardware-based receipt printer that can produce receipts on demand. The company wants to use the same materials as the paper industry, which is more sustainable than inkjet.

19
2 months ago

This startup is building a platform for the medical industry to communicate with each other. The company has processed about $20,000 in medical records for cancer patients, who often can’t afford to travel to a specialist to see a doctor.

19
3 months ago

A B2B sales platform for the hotel industry, connecting hotel companies and hotel customers.

18
3 months ago

A big data platform for the cannabis industry, focusing on data visualization and dashboarding.

18
2 months ago

A B2B platform for the legal cannabis industry in Canada. The company is trying to help companies with the “complex web of regulations” that govern legal cannabis.

18
2 months ago

A social network for people in the legal industry that lets them discover and connect with each other, build profiles, and share information. The startup’s founders say it’s the “LinkedIn for the legal industry”.

18
1 month ago

This company designs and builds special equipment for the oil and gas industry. It also has a couple of projects in the works to create customized equipment for other industries.

18
1 month ago

 A financial services startup that wants to try to bring some of the best practices we see in the investment industry to the world of fintech.

18
4 months ago

This startup is building a social network for people in the legal industry. Its platform provides law firms with a way to communicate with clients and other law firms, as well as a way for clients to communicate with law firms about their cases.

17
1 month ago

A startup that aims to create a universal app store for third-party hardware hardware modules. The idea is to cut down on the hardware fragmentation that plagues the tech industry.

17
2 years ago

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

16
3 months ago

The startup, which launched in November 2015, is developing a search engine for the legal cannabis industry. It’s a market worth $10 billion, according to a study from ArcView.

16
3 months ago

A new startup that aims to disrupt the real estate industry by allowing anyone to rent out spare rooms in their houses and apartments.

15
2 months ago

A subreddit with 3,000 subscribers that discusses the best and worst of the emerging tech industry, and the companies that they’re working for.

15
1 month ago

Hire the Smart, an applicant tracking platform built for fast-growing, low-pay environments. It is one of the few startups in the pool that has been around for over a year. The company previously focused solely on the fast-food industry, but has since broadened its offerings to cover retail and other industries. The startup is also one of the few in the competition that does not currently have a product in production.

15
1 month ago

A company that wants to help companies create better software by creating a platform to help companies learn from the mistakes made by others in the same industry.

15
3 months ago

An employee productivity and time tracking app for the retail industry.

14
3 months ago

A financial software startup that helps businesses organize and reconcile their finances. For example, the company’s software works with small and medium-sized businesses to make sure they’re following the rules and regulations that apply to their industry, and using their money properly.

14
2 months ago

A software company building software to “bring the power of machine learning to the cannabis industry”, with an app that makes it easier for consumers to track where their cannabis is coming from.

14
1 month ago

A company that’s building a tool for the insurance industry to help companies manage the risk of their own employees.

14
2 years ago

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

13
3 months ago

Expanding on their existing work in the digital advertising industry, this startup wants to help brands increase their ROI on digital advertising by helping them maximize the leads generated from different ad formats. They’re working with brands like Macy’s, Nissan, and Allergan to increase their online sales.

13
4 months ago

 A startup that helps the software industry get up to speed with the newest trends. The startup provides a platform for companies to build and publish app prototypes, with a focus on business use cases.

12
2 years 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.

11
1 month ago

Platform utilities for the building industry, allowing companies to easily and efficiently track and manage construction projects.

11
1 month ago

A startup working on an automated “planning and scheduling” platform for the construction industry. They have a demo and have been working on the platform since 2017.

9
1 month ago

A tool that allows you to “learn the micro-skills you need to be successful in a new field” by writing a series of texts and emails to a tutoring service. The startup wants to help people get up to speed on a new skill or industry.

9
2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Idea: On-demand delivery for the marijuana industry

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Idea: A Marketing Platform for the Cannabis Industry

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2 years 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

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2 years 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

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

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

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2 years 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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