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2 years ago

A company that’s building software for restaurants that helps them manage their menus, guest lists and food orders.

2,207
2 months ago

A platform that offers a variety of content for moms and babies, from playlists to educational videos.

550
2 years ago

A startup that lists jobs for students interested in jobs during the summer

290
1 year ago

A productivity tool for managing your to-do list and keeping track of your tasks.

277
7 months ago

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

208
1 year ago

A company that helps brands do email marketing by making it painless for them to set up a local mailing list.

183
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people create a bucket list of things they want to accomplish

162
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to select when and where you’d like to get your car washed, from a list of viable times and places.

156
1 year ago

A startup for merchants to sell merchandise with the ease of a Craigslist or Amazon marketplace.

154
1 year ago

A real estate software company for agents. The startup develops a platform for agents to book appointments, send out listings, and manage client relationships.

153
2 years ago

The list, in reverse-chronological order.

152
1 year ago

A mobile app for real estate agents to help them track their listings' performance on Zillow.

150
2 years ago

A startup that connects people who have excess inventory they don’t want to sell with people who want to buy it (eg I have 50 cases of extra inventory I need to get rid of I have it listed online and you can come pick it up)

149
2 years ago

An online marketplace for people to list real estate in their homes for sale or rent.

148
2 years ago

A startup that provides software to help people with Alibaba listings

145
2 years ago

A bot that can automate the process of selling products on Craigslist, on Craigslist, and on other sites where it can be sold. The product is geared towards online retailers.

145
1 year ago

Building a product to help journalists stay safe from fake news and social engineering.

145
2 years ago

It’s a Chrome extension that helps you create a to-do list and also adds a new to-do item to your calendar. The startup has raised $2.2 million so far.

144
1 year ago

The company is building a platform that will allow people to land on a page with a listing of homes for sale, to create a profile, and then receive a personalized email to show homes that match their preferences.

142
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:

138
1 year ago

A software-as-a-service platform for realtors, allowing them to manage and sell their listings online.

138
2 years ago

A web app for people to create and manage to-do lists.

137
1 year ago

The startup is building a platform to help people to buy and sell gently used items, like cars, without having to go through a third party like eBay or Craigslist. They have a plan in place to expand into new categories in 2020.

137
2 years ago

 A tool to help you do a better job of selling. You can either search for people to sell to, or build a list of your own contacts. The company charges $3 per lead, $10 per contact, and $10 per sale.

131
2 years ago

A startup that uses blockchain to rank and pay journalists for their work online.

129
1 year ago

A company that aims to simplify the process of buying and selling used goods online in the US, and in the UK, with the aim to make it easier than eBay or Craigslist. The startup currently has 2,000 members, each paying a monthly fee.

127
2 years ago

It’s a lifestyle music service, where you can access your library from any device and listen to the music in whatever order you want. You can also pay for a subscription to get access to a wider library.

126
2 years ago

A startup that lets users search for random words and phrases to get a list of the most popular results.

125
2 years ago

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

123
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

A tool to create a photo-realistic simulation of an office environment with a 3D avatar. Its founders say it’s the first 3D avatar platform that is both accessible and real-time.

122
1 year ago

A tool to help startups with the cost of raising seed funding, that seeks to integrate the big four of Kickstarter, AngelList, DigitalTilt, and SeedInvest in one platform.

122
1 year ago

A startup that does "reverse auction" for restaurant, bar, and retail seats. It charges a fee to the seller for the listing, and pays the buyer a percentage of the sale price.

122
2 years ago

A startup that helps people get around their cities by providing to-do lists, and letting them chat with others to help them get around.

121
2 years ago

List of startups created by or for Indian Americans

121
2 years ago

A platform for employers to share their job listings, allowing them to see which candidates are the right fit for the role.

121
1 year ago

This startup wants to bring more transparency to online rental listings by creating a search engine that sorts and ranks homes based on their location, amenities, and price, as well as the number of reviews they have.

121
2 years ago

A startup that produces a checklist for people who are going on vacation Gives them a list of things to do before they leave and things to do when they return

120
2 years ago

A real estate website, with listings for apartments, houses, and condos, as well as a guide to nearby amenities and things to do in the area. The company wants to be one of the tools that helps people buy a home, and then helps them settle in.

120
2 years ago

A startup that sends users curated lists of events in their area. It currently has 1.3 million monthly users, and works with “hundreds of thousands” of events/parties each month.

120
2 years ago

A B2B company that helps people sell their homes by taking photos, sending listings, and handling payments.

119
2 years ago

 A two-sided marketplace for artists and clients to make work together. The idea is that artists can make money while building their client list, and clients can get access to a large network of artists.

119
2 years ago

A startup that lets real estate agents manage their finances and “build” their listings on a SaaS platform.

119
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses buy and sell all their equipment in one place, avoiding the disadvantages of Craigslist and other marketplaces, with a process that’s automated and secure.

119
2 years ago

A tool that helps you buy and sell stuff on Craigslist.

118
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses and restaurants list and promote their restaurant on Yelp.

118
2 years ago

A company that helps home builders like ApartmentPlace, ApartmentGuide, and Zumper create a single-page listing that embeds all of their properties into an app that they can distribute through the Apple Store and Google Play.

118
1 year ago

A tool that allows you to create a ‘Checklist’ of actions to accomplish quickly. “Checklists are the most efficient way to execute a set of commands,” the company says.

118
2 years ago

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

117
2 years ago

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

117
2 years ago

A tool for building “segmented” email lists, with a focus on helping B2B companies find more customers through email.

117
2 years ago

A startup that wants to provide a platform to help social networks like Instagram and Twitter track their users’ whereabouts. It has a list of “verified” users to help set it apart.

117
1 year ago

The following companies were selected as semi-finalists in the 2014 Y Combinator Winter batch:

117
2 years ago

A tool to make managing Salesforce-style customer lists easier for small businesses.

116
2 years ago

A tool for teachers to look for suppliers of the classroom supplies they need. The startup, which was founded in July, is building a list of suppliers that are listed on Amazon.

115
2 years ago

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevekim/2017/10/08/the-startup-list-for-october-2017/

115
2 years ago

The annual list is compiled by a group of judges, including founders and investors such as Paul Graham, Michael Arrington, Fred Wilson, and others.

114
1 year ago

This startup wants to be the Amazon of the home. The idea is to make a marketplace for house-goods, where sellers can list what they have and buyers can filter options and place orders.

114
2 years ago

A way for people to upload to their Amazon wish list from their phone

113
2 years ago

In August 2018, Crunchbase reported that there were over 150 venture-backed startup accelerators in the United States. The list of top accelerators in the United States was as follows:

113
2 years ago

A startup that helps you organize your life and write to-do lists (similar to Wunderlist, but aimed at parents).

112
2 years ago

A startup that helps people optimize their email lists with personalized emails and messages

112
2 years ago

This startup wants to use machine learning and cryptocurrency to make “recommendations” based on what you might want to listen to.

111
2 years ago

Smartphones are great for task-tracking but lack any standalone tools to do things like keep a grocery list or plan a meal. Synapse is an app that takes all your shopping/cooking/meal plans and puts them into one place.

111
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.

111
2 years ago

A platform that offers classified ads, event listings, and other business listings.

111
2 years ago

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

111
2 years ago

A startup that simplifies the process of selling online, allowing anyone to list items on multiple shopping sites. The idea is that doing so is more cost-efficient than having to curate items individually on each.

110
2 years ago

A startup that helps realtors and agents manage their listings more effectively, by allowing them to create a calendar of appointments, and turn it into a marketing tool.

110
2 years ago

A startup that makes it possible for anyone to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a customer service call center without having to re-enter their information. The company has already secured funding from Y Combinator, AngelList, and Techstars.

109
2 years ago

A startup that takes a tax-prep checklist and places it online, so that people can use it to prepare their taxes at any time.

109
2 years ago

The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.

109
2 years ago

A platform that helps people manage their contact lists. The startup says it’s dealing with a half-billion contacts with 70% of the world still not connected.

109
2 years ago

A tool for managing and growing your email list. If you ever wondered how to harvest your email list and use it to grow your business, Jato is an easy solution.

109
2 years ago

This is a platform for connecting brands and retailers. The company is building their own online marketplace for brands to sell merchandise, and brands can also get list of retailers and products they can sell to. They have over 10 brands on their platform.

108
1 year ago

This startup wants to help realtors create a digital database of property listings.

108
2 years ago

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

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps artists and bands promote online, connecting them with fans and listeners. The company charges artists a commission for promoted posts, and users pay a flat monthly fee for the service.

106
1 year ago

An Uber-like app that helps people find reliable childcare. The startup is based in San Francisco and already has hundreds of parents on its waitlist.

106
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform for biopharmaceutical companies to build a custom prescription drug formulary, or a list of drugs that doctors are allowed to prescribe to patients.

105
2 years ago

The idea of the startup is to create a sort of "one stop shop" for all the different tools and products needed by a citizen journalist.

105
1 year ago

A startup that aims to unify the real estate market by making it easier to bid for real estate listings across multiple platforms.

105
2 years ago

"Idea 2.0 is a tool for entrepreneurs to help them learn about new technologies in the market and network together. It’s the Uber of technology conferences. The conference is in its second year and has had over 1,000 attendees and 300+ speakers from 45 countries. The conference’s format is based on the model of Airbnb, where the host gets to pick the guests. The guest list is highly curated and the speakers are handpicked by the company’s CEO. The conference has been very well received by attendees and has been named a Top 10 conference in the US in 2018.

104
2 years ago

A computer vision startup that wants to be the “Google of facial recognition”. The company uses algorithms to analyze people’s faces, generates “a list of face-matching identities”.

104
2 years ago

A platform for people to sell their old belongings on Craigslist. The startup wants to take the pain out of selling your things while also guaranteeing that they’ll show up at your doorstep.

104
2 years ago

A goal-oriented task list app that helps you achieve your goals by tracking your progress and mapping it to a calendar.

104
1 year ago

A startup that builds a hiring platform that allows users to fill a job description with a string of keywords and get a list of candidates who match.

104
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people who want to sell their stuff The service will come to their home and photograph their stuff and list it on online marketplaces

103
2 years ago

Crowdsourced reports that help companies assess the capital needs of their startups in order to raise money from angel investors and venture capitalists.

103
2 years ago

A startup that helps users connect and collaborate on documents, without the overhead of a traditional email list.

102
2 years ago

A business software platform that helps real estate agents sell their listings online.

102
2 years ago

In addition to the startup projects listed here, some startups have been incubated at Techstars in its program.

101
2 years ago

The startup is building an online tool that helps connect customers to real estate agents for property listing, and a tool that helps real estate agents find listings.

101
2 years ago

A tool for journalists to research and structure pitches and stories

101
1 year ago

A startup that helps make your everyday tasks more efficient, such as scheduling a meeting, creating a shopping list, or tracking a package.

101
1 year ago

A digital to-do list that syncs across devices.

101
2 years ago

SaaS marketing platform for e-commerce retailers, with tools for product listing, collection, payment processing, shipping, and customer support. The startup wants to make e-commerce more efficient.

100
2 years ago

A startup that helps businesses that make a lot of money on Etsy — but that don’t have the time to manage their product listings.

100
2 years ago

In the past year, the startup has grown to have over 500 media outlets and over 1,000 reporters and editors, covering everything from sports to politics, and local to international. They’re aiming to grow that to 10,000 members and double the number of journalists that cover the news.

100
2 years ago

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

100
2 years ago

This is an app that helps consumers find an apartment for rent by allowing them to search and compare all listings in San Francisco and beyond.

100
2 years ago

A platform for making lists and reminders. The startup is led by the former CEO of a company called Reminders, which was acquired by Google in 2010.

100
2 years ago

A platform for creating, sharing, and selling apps for businesses, including a marketplace where people can list and sell their own apps.

100
2 years ago

A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

100
2 years ago

A startup that’s building an app that will help users to change their appearance in real time, combining the optically-corrective benefits of makeup and the photorealistic capabilities of CGI.

100
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies track and manage their energy usage through a holistic approach, rather than through a series of individual utilities.

99
2 years ago

Stem is an app that lets you create a virtual assistant to help you with work. Users can ask the virtual assistant to do things like send an email, remind you to call a client, or read your calendar. The virtual assistant can even help you out with tasks like creating a to-do list or learning a new language.

99
2 years ago

A startup that lets you create a wishlist for your favorite products, then automatically sends you emails when prices drop on those items.

99
2 years ago

A pair of heavy-equipment spare parts specialists in the Midwest. These guys help companies find used equipment, they’ve made over 200 sales to date.

99
2 years ago

A mobile app for finding parking and other services near your destination, with a built-in contact list to save you time. It’s inspired by Uber’s surge pricing and lets you set your own price and availability as well.

99
2 years ago

The following startups were named to the list of top startup ecosystems for the sixth year in a row.

99
1 year ago

A subscription-based service that allows people to get their medical records from their primary care physician to a specialist at their choice for a fee. The company also claims that it can help people find specialists within a certain time frame.

99
2 years ago

Given that it was the first company to launch in the YC Demo Day, the list below is the most complete list of all of the startups that have been accepted into YC.

98
2 years ago

A tool for streamlining internal communications for teams, including lists, tasks, and documents.

98
1 year ago

This is an app that allows users to create lists of their favorite things and have it automatically update to their current location.

98
2 years ago

 A platform for online job listings that helps users find the right job for them. It’s also trying to fight discrimination by allowing users to see what the company’s algorithms predict they’ll be paid before submitting a resume.

97
2 years ago

A startup connecting businesses with people looking to rent/share their space, in the form of a Craigslist-like website.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to use artificial intelligence to help improve the lives of aging parents. The company's first product is a watch that listens to the wearer's heartbeat and detects a change in heart rate caused by a number of possible issues. It then sends help via text message.

97
2 years ago

A tool that will allow marketers to connect with journalists to report stories with the ability to collaborate on the story’s delivery. The company wants to be a go-between that can provide access to journalists in order to make the story more valuable.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help retailers and brands find new customers by taking their email lists and feeding them into an algorithm that matches them with potential customers.

97
6 months ago

A company that makes therapy robots that listen to you and respond in a range of ways, from “screaming” to “fawning.”

97
2 years ago

A startup that helps you buy and sell used cars, with listings on the app and an app you can use to manage them.

96
2 years ago

A health care marketplace for patients to connect with physicians and specialists.

96
2 years ago

A startup that creates a platform for businesses to manage a list of service providers, from accounting services to IT consultants.

96
2 years ago

The company wants to be the software company that helps you create a shopping list and keep track of it on your phone.

96
2 years ago

A digital personal assistant app that helps users build a list of people and things they want to do. The startup wants to use the platform to build customizable travel itineraries.

95
2 years ago

"Wired" magazine named the list of the "75 Smartest Entrepreneurs in Technology" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the magazine.

95
2 years ago

A way of making food shopping more efficient, like a digital grocery list, but with a “personal shopper”.

95
1 year ago

A company that helps managers and employees to communicate effectively. It’s a private messaging app with a long list of partners that is easy to use and lets people stay in touch with coworkers.

95
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help realtors automate their sales process, using a digital agent that keeps track of the status of a property and opens real estate listings on the internet. The startup is pitching the service as a way to drive down “the average home sales cycle” from six months to two.

95
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to search for events. They have over 50,000 active events listed on their site, and are focusing on events in the B2B space.

94
2 years ago

A platform for selling and buying things on your phone, similar to eBay and Craigslist, but with more personalization and a focus on local finds. In beta as of July, the company is not yet profitable, but has already signed up over 500 beta testers.

94
2 years ago

A startup that helps users organize their to-do list in a manner that’s most useful to them. It’s like a digital planner, but it also handles things like reminding you of deadlines and counting down the days until a big event.

94
2 years ago

A company that makes using real estate listings data more accessible to the public.

93
2 years ago

The company is building something called “Zero-Effort”, which allows you to get a lot of stuff done at once without actually doing anything. When you get the app, you get a list of tasks that have been done for you.

93
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people make money off their pets. It’s in early stages, but has already raised $145,000 in seed funding from AngelList.

93
2 years ago

People use the app to share their taste in music, movies, and other media. This is done in the form of collaborative playlists, which allow users to contribute music or art to a playlist, either anonymously or by providing a title and a description.

93
2 years ago

The startup is developing a personalized learning platform that connects students with academic experts, helping them identify their strengths and weaknesses and to improve their grades. In a space that typically focuses on grades, the startup is looking to provide a holistic approach to learning.

93
2 years ago

This startup is building a service that automatically generates an article and blog post for a journalist based on their content.

93
2 years ago

A delivery service that gives customers the option to order a dozen or so items from a list of popular restaurants, which will be delivered to the customer’s home or office within an hour.

92
2 years ago

 A tool that helps journalists make sense of complex data sets.

92
2 years ago

A startup that is building a “social to-do list” for small- to mid-sized businesses. The startup is currently working with 250 businesses in San Francisco, and plans to expand to other U.S. cities. It charges $20 per month for its platform.

92
2 years ago

Causes that want to communicate with people on Facebook and other social media platforms can now do so through a Facebook-style private messaging platform that will allow users to send and receive messages through a growing list of apps and services. The company says the community is growing rapidly and has over 200,000 members.

92
1 year ago

A car sharing startup that lets people rent cars by the hour or by the day. In July, the company had 13,000 people on the waitlist for their limited-time $500,000 raise.

92
2 years ago

The founders of this company hope to make it easier for people to book professional services online, allowing them to book a haircut from a stylist or a plumber from a service rep.

91
2 years ago

BuildOn is a tool that helps small businesses list their products on Amazon. The company is part of Y Combinator’s Class 5.

91
2 years ago

A company that helps companies and organizations raise money from new and existing investors, including Angel investors, venture capitalists, family offices and more.

91
1 year ago

 This is a website for buying and selling used computers. The website automatically searches for computers that are listed by sellers.

91
2 years ago

A software company that helps companies grow their email list, using automation and artificial intelligence.

90
2 years ago

This startup is building out a news aggregation platform for journalists and bloggers to gather content from sources like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

90
2 years ago

They are building a website for buying and selling used cars in the US that allows users to create and manage a car listing. They also have an app for users to find cars for sale (which they claim would be the first app of its kind to gain Apple approval.)

90
1 year ago

A 3D facial recognition app that helps you find the closest barbershop or stylist.

90
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for helping people with Alibaba listings

89
2 years ago

For the past two months, the startup has been building a platform that helps people find jobs, with a focus on the job seeker. The solution is built on an AI that scours through job listings, and a platform that allows job seekers to better manage their resumes.

89
2 years ago

This is an ongoing list of startups that have raised funding. This list is compiled from Crunchbase and other news sources.

89
2 years ago

A SaaS platform that takes the pain out of doing things like setting up a blog, managing a mailing list, and publishing content online.

89
2 years ago

The startup is building a tool to help people find the best TV deals in their area. It’s a list of TV channels and websites that aggregate the best prices for TV channels. The startup is based in the UK, and is also looking to expand into Europe.

89
1 year ago

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

89
2 years ago

A startup meant to let sellers manage their online listings, the company is building an automated platform to help sellers manage their listings. The team raised $5 million in funding in 2014.

88
2 years ago

A tool to help marketers build email lists with the click of a button.

88
2 years ago

 A tool that uses AI to make video playlists. The startup wants to make it easier for users to find new music and combine it with other types of media.

88
1 year ago

A podcast that focuses on the intersection of technology and business, including interviews with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

88
2 years ago

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

87
2 years ago

A B2B company that helps companies manage and find service providers. Like a concierge, it helps companies build a list of vendors, and then makes those vendors available to companies on demand.

87
1 year ago

A digital concierge that helps people find the best options for a variety of services, including the best hair stylist, the best car service, or the best restaurant.

87
8 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for journalists to “report from space” by providing access to relevant satellite imagery.

87
2 years ago

A personal assistant that helps you pack a suitcase. Users can use the app to create a packing list and the app will suggest items based on where you’re traveling and which items are available at your destination.

86
1 year ago

"It’s in the works," said Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist who has invested in the company. "We’re thinking about a lot of things that I can’t talk about today."

86
2 years ago

(Note: This is an ongoing list, and I’m adding to it as soon as I hear about new startup pitches every week. I’ll keep updating when necessary.)

85
2 years ago

The social network for stylists offering them a place to collaborate, share ideas, and build relationships. It’s a network for stylists, but it’s not like a LinkedIn. It’s more like a Facebook for stylists.

85
2 years ago

A company that allows people to make “tweets” from their phone, or a software program that’ll be able to take a list of contacts and create a list of tweets to send to them.

85
1 year ago

A desktop-based email client for journalists, connecting to their Gmail accounts, and using the same tools as their editors.

85
2 years ago

A tool for helping to make sure your website is secure, with features like a blacklist of bad sites and features for checking a website’s SSL certificate.

84
2 years ago

A tool that builds customizable online guides for listing services like Airbnb and Etsy.

84
1 year ago

A company that’s building a mobile app to allow travelers to search for hotels and airbnb listings in cities they’re visiting.

84
1 year ago

A company looking to build a better version of the “wish-list”, where items can be added and removed while shopping.

84
1 year ago

This list was gathered from the following sources:

84
2 years ago

A tool that helps journalists find the best pictures to illustrate articles. Users are currently able to search and sort through thousands of images in less than a minute.

83
2 years ago

VentureBeat's list of 2016's 50 hottest startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, including a number of YC companies

83
2 years ago

A note-taking app that has a tab for the pen you’re using, making it easier to switch from pen to pen, and to save lists and sticky notes.

83
2 years ago

A virtual assistant for your phone that helps you deal with your to-do list.

82
2 years ago

 A startup that wants to replace the standard “credit score” with a better, more holistic one.

82
1 year ago

A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

82
2 years ago

A platform that connects a marketer’s email list with their website’s email opt-in form, allowing users to automatically sign up for emails when they arrive on the website.

81
1 year ago

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

81
1 year ago

It’s an online platform that helps people find doctors and specialists in their area.

81
1 year ago

A tool to help people organize their to-do list, allowing them to see everything they need to do at a glance.

81
1 year ago

Many of the startups on this list have been mentioned in other lists of the best startups in other countries.

80
2 years ago

A tool for real estate agents to manage their listings better. They aim to make the whole process faster and easier.

79
1 year ago

A company that’s building an app that can manage the list of expenses of a household or individual.

79
1 year ago

A company that brings down the cost of guest-listing events, from $20 for a single ticket to $20 for a guest list, to $5 for a guest list.

79
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people who are looking to sell their home listed on Zillow or Trulia.

79
2 years ago

A startup that sells a tool where you can upload a video and it gives you a list of things that could be wrong with it to help you figure it out

78
2 years ago

A web-based service that aggregates and provides access to public data about real estate, letting people search for information and data about everything from price and listing inventory, to property tax rates and construction information.

78
1 year ago

The top 10 list of the most common ideas was based on the number of pitches submitted by companies.

78
1 year ago

The following startups are featured in Inc.’s 2019 Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the 5,000 largest privately held companies in the United States.

78
1 year ago

A platform to help patients with diabetes manage their condition and track the progress of their condition. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding from venture capitalists from Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

78
1 year ago

A “digital to-do list” for all the tasks you need to get done.

78
8 months ago

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

78
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a machine that can read your medical records, listen to your voice, and communicate with you in non-verbal ways.

77
2 years ago

This is a “virtual personal assistant” that helps users with things like scheduling, shopping lists, and budgeting.

77
1 year ago

A company that aims to help people find the best local plumbers for their needs. It’s a service that lets people in the US and Canada search for local plumbers on a list of vetted pros.

77
1 year ago

A tool that helps you manage your Christmas card list, and order cards from different suppliers.

77
1 year ago

A way for people to find a great hair stylist

77
1 year ago

This startup is creating a marketplace for L.A. real estate agents to connect with renters looking for apartments. It's an online marketplace that connects renters with agents and offers a page where agents can post listings for rent on their own website.

77
1 year ago

A messaging app that uses AI and machine learning to automatically generate text. After generating a list of the most common questions and phrases that people send, customer support can use this tool to pre-write responses.

77
2 years ago

A 4-year-old company that makes a programmable, connected-home appliance that can be programmed to do things from turning the AC off and on to turning lights on and off to listening to music and turning the TV on and off. The company has raised $7.3 million in funding.

76
1 year ago

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

76
1 year ago

A tool that helps you manage multiple to-do lists, in different formats, all in one place, with cloud-based syncing across all your devices.

76
1 year ago

A sorting system for online shops, similar to Amazon’s Wish list.

76
2 years ago

A platform that helps people hire a cleaning and housekeeping service on Demand. The startup also plans to launch an app for people to list their housekeeping services.

75
1 year ago

A startup that helps patients get more accurate diagnoses of their conditions by providing them with a collection of data from specialists via an app on their smartphone.

75
1 year ago

"This list of startups is a non-exhaustive collection of the best companies funded by YC. It's not intended to be a comprehensive list of all startups funded by YC. Regardless, we'll be publishing additional startups funded by YC at a later date."

75
1 year ago

A company that hires a team of journalists, photographers, videographers and social media managers to create content for companies to share on social media.

75
2 years ago

A virtual assistant app that listens to users’ conversations and suggests answers to their questions.

74
1 year ago

A new startup that creates “micro-apps” for Web sites and apps, which are small pieces of software that can be embedded into a site or app to do powerful things like pull data from an external API and present it in a way that’s easy to use. For instance, one startup called Jingo lets small-business owners track employee schedules by giving them a “checklist” embedded in their website.

74
1 year ago

A company that helps you find medical specialists who are willing to collaborate with you on your research.

74
2 years ago

A mobile application that helps users track and listen to their favorite musical artists.

73
9 months ago

A voice recognition software that turns any video into a voice-activated digital music playlist

73
1 year ago

A file storage service for people who need to store large amounts of data, including for human rights activists, journalists and whistleblowers.

72
1 year ago

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

72
1 year ago

A SaaS that helps merchants personalize their customer experience in the checkout process. The startup wants to design a checkout experience that's “like using a personal stylist”.

71
1 year ago

This is a tool that helps journalists and reporters publish their work on Medium. It’s meant to help journalists write the same stories over and over again.

71
1 year ago

A podcasting app for journalists that aims to help them tell stories more effectively, so they don’t have to spend weeks on each episode.

71
1 year ago

A music service that lets individuals create and share their own playlists, with access to curated lists of songs and playlists.

71
1 year ago

Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

71
2 years ago

Fusion is a real estate software company that allows real estate agents to list their listings online and receive notifications whenever a home is sold.

70
1 year ago

A startup that helps brands publicize and monitor social media marketing campaigns. The startup provides analytics tools that track responses to social media posts, and offers an “automated plan” that gives brands a list of potential customers who would respond to a Facebook post. They’re currently working with a few companies.

70
1 year ago

Some of the ideas listed in this section are not considered to be ideas per se but instead products in development.

70
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help journalists write better. It’s best for longer writing, and it lets you know which writing styles and topics are best for you.

70
1 month ago

A podcasting platform that allows you to listen, rate, and share podcasts.

70
2 years ago

This company is building a platform to give people the ability to make money by buying and reselling items on the same day they are listed for sale.

69
1 year ago

People who want to sell their old furniture can list it on the site, which acts as a kind of garage sale, then buy it for a dollar.

69
1 year ago

"FastCo" lists the top startups in the world every year. The list is based on revenue, but also factors in the startup's presence on other "fast-growing" lists, including those published by "Forbes", "Inc." and "Forbes Europe".

69
1 year ago

A startup that helps journalists publish content without going through Facebook’s “disengagement” process

69
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find apartments to rent. They are using machine learning to scan Craigslist ads, notify people that there are apartments available, and suggest the best rent/price range.

69
1 year ago

A video platform that helps small businesses create slick video content without hiring a video specialist.

69
2 years ago

This is a company that makes solar powered bike lights for cyclists to use on dark streets and trails.

68
1 year ago

A music app that lets you share a playlist with other people in real time, rather than sending them a link to a Dropbox or Google Drive copy.

68
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses find and train new employees. It’s sort of like a LinkedIn for small businesses. In the past year they’ve hired over 300 people through the job board, and have a waiting list for others.

68
11 months ago

A startup that wanted to combine the ease of Instacart and the ability to order from local stores on the web. The app lets you order groceries from local stores, but also from a list of your favorite local restaurants.

68
10 months ago

This is a product delivery platform for real estate agents to manage their clients' listings. The idea, according to the startup, is to give agents a way to manage the listings that they do, as well as receive and administer online-only payments for the listings.

68
9 months ago

A “citizen journalist” for the Philippines that uses photos and videos to report on the country’s news and social issues.

68
2 years ago

This is a startup that wants to help people sell their old stuff on Craigslist, using their own photos and descriptions to sell their items without the hassle of eBay or Craigslist.

67
2 years ago

A post-production tool to help journalists and videographers manage their workflows. The startup hopes to launch a desktop app in the spring of 2019, and a web app in fall.

67
1 year ago

A music subscription service that pays artists based on how much music people listen to. The company is already in talks with artists to create original content and bring it to their platform.

67
1 year ago

A visual editor for news articles, where journalists can add their own photos and graphics to the content.

67
1 year ago

A company that’s building a next-generation email list for software startups, based on the idea that most startups have similar problems in the user experience of their product.

67
1 year ago

A platform for homeowners looking to sell their homes, allowing them to easily list their properties for sale and hire a virtual agent to show the property to interested buyers.

67
1 year ago

One of the two startups in the Finalist batch to make the Demo Day pitch, Haptik is another VR system that allows you to create VR-based simulations of the real world. Haptik is targeting the market for VR training simulations, which is an idea that’s already working for real estate agents and other companies.

67
2 years ago

The product is a hardware device that uses machine learning to help you take the best shot of a face. The startup uses AI to learn faces and pair them with photos of them taken by users. It’s the company's first product, which was launched in June, and was a finalist in the class of 2018.

66
2 years ago

A startup that connects women to special events and activities around the world, such as virtual tours, culinary classes, and pop-up shops. Women can choose from a list of events and activities and be notified when they’re ready for them.

66
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people find and use better alternatives to plastic bags, by helping them make shopping lists in their phone’s email. The startup has only been live for a week, but is already seeing a 30% conversion rate.

66
2 years ago

A company that helps other companies make more money by helping them grow their email lists.

65
1 year ago

A digital assistant that helps you manage your health, and links with doctors and other services to provide a holistic view of your health. The startup wants to be the “Apple Health App for the body”.

65
1 year ago

A web-based, cloud-based app that helps organized people, called “Mavens”, manage their life, including shopping, to-do lists, etc.

65
1 year ago

A mobile app that lets users choose from a curated list of brands of choice, then gets them rewards when they spend money with them.

64
1 year ago

A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

63
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies build their own “anchor stores” — the “experiences” that people want to do in a particular city. For example, a company like Amazon might want to open up a store in San Francisco, but they’re not the first company to do so. The startup builds out a list of all the other stores in the area, and allows companies to apply to open up a new one.

63
1 year ago

This startup is building a new way to buy and sell real estate, by creating a marketplace that can help people find listings and agents, and to connect sellers and buyers.

63
1 year ago

A system that helps people make and share lists, with the goal of creating more shared lists than the traditional email/Google Docs/etc. style of list-making.

63
1 year ago

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

63
1 year ago

The following is a list of companies in the batch who have been accepted into Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 class.

63
2 years ago

A B2B specialist that connects global buyers with local manufacturers. The company is building a supply chain management platform for businesses that is meant to be faster and cheaper than traditional methods.

62
1 year ago

Of course, that’s just a sampling. And some of these companies are still in the idea stage, so they might not turn into actual businesses. But this list shows that there’s a lot of revenue to be made building new tools for the online world. Now it’s up to entrepreneurs to decide what sorts of products to build.

62
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool for companies to manage user permissions in their app by creating a “whitelist” of applications that can be approved for access, and a “blacklist” of apps that can’t be approved.

62
1 year ago

 A startup that lists the best deals on a given topic, for example, “The best pizza in San Francisco”

62
1 year ago

A startup that lets you find a job by location, offering an extensive database of job listings, in addition to job postings from companies and government agencies.

61
5 months ago

A search engine for journalists and content creators.

61
1 year ago

A startup that helps people get the most out of the 1.5 million items they have stored in their kitchen and pantry with a web-based software that allows them to create shopping lists, organize items, and track purchases. They’re also developing a separate mobile app.

60
1 year ago

A tool to help a team collaborate more easily by giving them a “Morning Scrum” checklist up front and allowing them to complete the checklist in the morning.

60
1 year ago

A startup that lets users share status updates with the press and other stakeholders. The startup wants to become a single point of contact for journalists and other stakeholders, allowing them to build relationships with journalists, send them updates, and more.

60
9 months ago

A social news app for young people aimed at boosting the career prospects of teen journalists.

60
7 months ago

There are many more we could list, but these are some of the bigger startups that have launched in the last few months.

60
1 year ago

A web-based packing list maker that helps consumers stay organized during travel.

59
1 year ago

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

59
1 year ago

A music streaming service that focuses on music discovery. Co-founded by former Rdio and Spotify engineers, the startup will offer a curated “radio” experience, as well as a social experience where users can follow artists and share what they’re listening to.

58
1 year ago

A startup that helps you setup and manage your online network, from email lists to calendars to Gchat.

58
11 months ago

In addition to the main list above, a number of companies that were not selected for the finals were chosen for a special list of honorable mentions in three categories: Technology, People and Process. The Bottom Line is the only company that was not chosen for the finals from this list.

58
1 year ago

A music-streaming app that encourages users to make their own playlists.

57
8 months ago

A startup that wants to build a platform that allows companies to create online courses in minutes and distribute them to email lists or social media. They currently have one client with a course on web design that had over 1,000 people sign up for it.

57
1 year ago

Launch is a period of intense growth and expansion, and the companies listed above are just a drop in the bucket. As the startup ecosystem continues to grow, a lot more startups will have good ideas. Here are the top startups that have launched in 2019, according to TechCrunch.

56
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that makes it easier for journalists to find sources in the Middle East.

56
1 year ago

Time has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch, including five from the summer batch and seven from the winter batch.

55
6 months ago

A startup that allows real estate agents to quickly create free listings and customize them.

55
1 year ago

The startup will deliver custom-made soundtracks to the home, so you can listen to it in your own car, or at work.

54
1 year ago

Wrapping up our list of the best startups in Y Combinator’s class of 2020, we've selected 5 startups from the batch that had the best business ideas and the best execution. (If you're curious, we'd recommend checking out the list of the top Y Combinator startups of 2019 here .)

54
1 year ago

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

54
1 year ago

An online platform for people to sell their old cell phones on. It has about 100,000 people already listing their phones, most of whom are in the U.S.

54
11 months ago

A platform that allows real estate agents to list properties for sale and rent via a mobile app. The startup is trying to connect home sellers and renters directly, rather than using a broker.

54
8 months ago

A “home sale app” to help people buy houses within the first 30 days of listing, with the hope of helping them close deals more quickly.

54
7 months ago

Local startup that uses AI to help consumers find real estate listings and make offers.

54
6 months ago

A social app that helps users find restaurants, bars and other local businesses on their phone, with a list organized by category like food and drink or nightlife.

54
1 year ago

The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

53
1 year ago

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

53
7 months ago

A startup that wants to be the Uber of home-sharing. It offers homeowners the ability to list their living space on a platform meant to match interested guests with the right homes in the right locations.

52
1 year ago

A startup that helps you be a better listener. A podcast-focused app that allows users to listen to a podcast or podcast episode on their phone, and then scroll over text to see what was said, or share the audio with someone else.

51
1 year ago

An online platform for finding a stylist that works with your budget.

51
9 months ago

A B2B company that will help real estate companies manage their property listing data.

51
8 months ago

WayUp wants to combine job listings with social recruiting to help connect job seekers with employers.

51
1 year ago

A startup that helps health care organizations make more effective referrals to specialists. It’s currently being used by a network of 20 hospitals in Boston, with plans to expand to the rest of the US within the next six months.

50
1 year ago

A web service that uses machine learning to find sales and discounts around you. Users can build customized lists of products to save money on, and the service sends them notifications when they’re on sale.

50
1 year ago

This startup is founded by former Google employees and aims to be the “Uber of recruiting”, allowing companies to list their job openings for remote employees.

50
7 months ago

This on-demand laundry service offers a simple and fast solution for cleaning clothes. The service works with a list of preferred dry cleaners and delivers a package of clean clothes.

50
1 year ago

Built for small-to-medium sized retailers, a shopping list app that can be synced to a phone and can also sync with a website.

49
1 year ago

 A “smart helmet” that helps cyclists avoid cars while riding their bikes

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

In this world, your phone knows what song you’re listening to, when you’re at work, when you’re in bed, when you’re in a restaurant, and when you’re in a grocery store. The startup wants to turn that into a single app that can be used to control your music.

49
11 months ago

A tool for finding and buying used books online that helps provide more information about the seller, and helps keep prices low by only listing books from places with a known track record of selling books.

49
11 months ago

A tool for helping journalists track news stories across different platforms and different sources.

49
9 months ago

In this video, a startup founder runs through a list of companies:

49
3 months ago

A smartphone app that provides a list of nearby unclaimed or abandoned items.

49
1 year ago

A platform for creating a series of documents that can interact with one another, like a shared to-do list.

48
1 year ago

A startup that helps small-to-medium-size businesses send sales emails with photo-realistic pictures.

48
1 year ago

A tool for audio signal processing that can help vocalists learn new notes faster, with a similar approach to techniques used in speech therapy.

48
8 months ago

This is the list of companies that have been acquired by other startups in the past year.

48
8 months ago

After using Spotify to find songs, users can use the startup’s platform to find artists they like and set up custom playlists of the music they like.

48
8 months ago

A startup that helps you organize your life, like a DVR for your podcast listening.

48
3 months ago

A SaaS business that lets companies create and share “hierarchies”, or lists of tasks, in a format that’s easy to share and track. The goal is to help teams get organized and collaborate.

48
1 year ago

A software company that will help you plan out your day and manage your tasks and to-do list.

47
5 months ago

A startup that allows you to explore open house listings for sale and for rent.

47
1 year ago

 An HR startup that helps companies hire and manage software engineers. They focus on a unique interview process of tracking answers and listening to the answers and use machine learning to sort candidates, give feedback, and determine how to move forward.

46
1 year ago

A way to help companies grow their email lists, helping them get more money and engagement.

46
1 year ago

A tool that allows hotels to create custom lists of their guests for marketing.

46
11 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to browse the web securely. The startup’s API can help users whitelist websites, encrypt their data, and mask their IP address.

46
1 year ago

A solution for human resources recruiters to help companies find the right employees. They classify recruiters into two categories: “job search specialists” and “job finders.”

45
1 year ago

A B2B business that lists items for sale on the web, allowing users to take advantage of the millions of people who are selling on Amazon. The startup has already made a $100,000 sale.

45
1 year ago

The company is building the first unified real estate listing management platform.

45
1 year ago

This startup helps customers find and book a doctor or specialist online.

45
1 year ago

“A cross between LinkedIn and Twitter”, used by businesses to post job listings and engage with employees.

45
10 months ago

A company that helps teachers create lesson plans and 10 minute lessons that work on iPads, while the students listen and watch and learn

45
10 months ago

A way to monetize and organize digital content. With StoryIt, you can create and manage reading lists, track which books you’ve read and where you got them, and mark books as “read” or “currently reading”.

45
8 months ago

A web and mobile app that helps anyone interested in buying a home. Users can search for homes, find listings, and get contract details before making a purchase.

45
2 months ago

The first online marketplace for small businesses to buy and sell inventory, with all items listed and priced by the owner.

45
1 year ago

The book was published on July 17, 2011, and made the New York Times Best Seller list on July 22, 2011, and remained on the list for two weeks.

44
1 year ago

A chatbot for your shopping list.

44
1 year ago

A company that provides a way to manage and standardize your to-do lists across different tools.

44
1 year ago

A mobile app for real estate agents to help them give listings to homes quickly and easily. It employs an algorithm to understand the data the agent has on the listing and create the exact right message to sell to the agent’s client.

44
1 year ago

A company that makes it possible to share real estate listings and photos with the potential buyers and renters.

44
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people buy, sell and ship items without having to worry about inventory. The startup is building a platform where you can list items for sale, then have them packaged and shipped directly to someone else.

44
8 months ago

In addition to the last column, each company’s founders would be listed in the “people” category. In the case where a company has multiple founders, alphabetical order is used.

44
4 months ago

 This company builds debt crowdsourcing platforms for lending companies. Borrowers can list their credit availability and a company can decide whether they’re a good fit for a loan.

44
1 year ago

A tool for managing a household’s information, from bills to schedules to grocery lists to recipes. The startup is building out a family social network.

43
1 year ago

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

43
1 year ago

This list is not a comprehensive list of every startup in the region. We have excluded startups focused on a single vertical in a city, startups founded in a certain part of the world, and startups that are only based in one city.

43
10 months ago

A digital tool to help people plan and organize their lives by aggregating all of their online calendars and to-do lists into one place.

43
8 months ago

As of November 2017, Tastebuds was a top-2 startup in the food & beverage category on AngelList. Tastebuds is building a way to share tasting notes, recommendations, and experiences in a social network for restaurants.

43
5 months ago

Below is a list of startup pitches and other company announcements by city.

43
3 months ago

A startup with a list of tools that let you replace your phones with a single device. It’s a bit like a phone, a bit like a tablet, and a bit like a computer.

43
1 year ago

This startup is building a service for individuals to control the music they listen to and set their own personalized playlists.

42
1 year ago

A group of entrepreneurs in San Francisco who are building a tool for managing the logistics of selling a house. The app, called Apprise, is meant to help sellers manage their home and prepare it to list on the market.

42
1 year ago

A company that lets you find and book the right stylist for your next haircut, without having to leave your desk.

42
1 year ago

A new kind of online marketplace for buying and selling used cars. Instead of going to a dealer, it's a platform where people can bid on cars and sellers can list them on the site.

42
8 months ago

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

42
8 months ago

A startup that helps local businesses communicate with their customers by providing a shared inbox and contact list. A startup for small businesses that wants to bring in new customers.

42
6 months ago

A personalized shopping list application that focuses on grocery ordering.

42
1 year ago

This list is based on companies that have raised a Series A, B or C round. Crunchbase tracks companies that have raised funding. It does not track companies that have acquired companies, or those that are now defunct.

41
1 year ago

 A startup that helps you manage the logistics of your home-owning life. For instance, it helps you plan for holiday guests, help with shopping lists, discover new places to eat, and more.

41
1 year ago

A platform for real estate agents to easily manage multiple listing services (MLS) listings on behalf of their clients, charging a small percentage of each sale.

41
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easy to follow the progress of people on your contact list.

41
11 months ago

A startup that helps users organize their calendars, including reminding them about things, creating to-do lists, and setting up events

41
4 months ago

A machine learning company that helps people analyze their music listening habits to figure out what kind of music is going to be most enjoyable to them.

41
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create a marketplace for the private sale of used cars. It's a Craigslist-like service, except the cars are owned by the users, not the site, and are sold between users.

40
1 year ago

A startup for cosmetics, where people can list and manage their inventory.

40
1 year ago

A “social productivity app” that makes it easy to create a to-do list, track your tasks, and keep track of things you need to do.

40
1 year ago

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

40
1 year ago

A tool to aggregate and syndicate news articles to multiple social channels. The startup wants to help journalists write articles first and post to multiple sites.

40
1 year ago

A platform for renting and selling goods on Airbnb, with tools to help hosts manage their listings and reduce costs.

40
10 months ago

A digital marketing agency built to help businesses compete on social media. The company wants to help businesses build lists, track engagement and build loyalty.

40
9 months ago

A startup that helps users find a local barber or stylist. The app has a “Hot Spots” feature that lets users find a barber in their neighborhood by searching for “barber” in the app and then selecting “hot spots” from a map.

40
8 months ago

The startup is building a way to make it easier for the average person to sell their used goods on the internet. They’re currently crowdfunding a product that helps you list your used goods and get paid immediately via PayPal.

40
3 months ago

A startup that helps users find and review local health specialists by allowing them to search by location, specialty and more.

40
2 months ago

Silicon Valley's Hottest Startups for 2016 (List)

40
1 year ago

A platform that helps law firms and real estate agents sell homes that they didn’t actually list on the MLS.

39
1 year ago

A smart suit that monitors a cyclist’s body and sounds an alert if the cyclist is having a heart attack. Geekster’s founders say that it’s a much cheaper alternative to an electrocardiogram, and only takes a few seconds to measure a person’s heart rate.

39
11 months ago

A company that aims to bring a more holistic experience to recruiting through its candidate experience software.

39
10 months ago

A startup for selling outside of Ebay. The company is building out a marketplace for manufacturers and suppliers to list their goods for sale.

39
10 months ago

A way to find homes for sale in your area, with listings from landlords as well as customers themselves.

39
7 months ago

This startup wants to make professional photography payments more transparent, listing all of its expenses on a single invoice.

39
5 months ago

A digital assistant that helps doctors keep track of their patients. The startup is building a mobile app that makes it easy to manage a doctor’s patient list.

39
4 months ago

 Service that helps people set up a mortgage loan and provides them with personalized mortgage advice from a specialist.

39
1 year ago

The startup launched in March, and has since focused on getting its holistic health and wellness app into the hands of people in the U.S.. The startup is currently working with more than 100 health providers across the country.

38
1 year ago

Starts with a wish list on Amazon, then sends the link to the gift recipient who can then pick out items. The company wants to build a personalized gift registry service on Amazon that’s easy for shoppers to use.

38
1 year ago

Startups that made the list last year but haven't expanded to the US yet

38
1 year ago

The Talent Ally platform helps restaurants and hotels identify and hire the best employees. The startup is working with over 1,300 restaurants and hotels to offer training, job listings, and improvements to their business.

38
11 months ago

This is a list of the most promising companies that didn’t meet the criteria for inclusion in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

38
10 months ago

A startup that turns Facebook into a universal customer service ticketing system for companies. There are no fees for companies to get their tickets listed on the platform and brands can post customer service conversations on the site.

38
7 months ago

A company operating in the travel space with a host of different products, including an app that predicts which airline seats are best for you, an app that lets you create wish lists, and an app that tracks your travel expenses.

38
1 year ago

A solution that helps companies manage their guest-list and check-in processes and prevent mistakes.

37
1 year ago

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

37
11 months ago

A platform that helps people find a stylist to help them choose a style that fits their personality and lifestyle, while helping them find and book a stylist.

37
10 months ago

A startup that helps companies with talent acquisition and retention. The company employs a “holistic” approach to recruiting and retention, with tools for companies to evaluate candidates, share a common language and culture, and establish a graduated hierarchy for managers.

37
9 months ago

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

37
7 months ago

 A startup that curates a list of the best apps for you, whether you are traveling, a student, a parent, or just looking to discover new apps.

37
1 year ago

A place for people to find events that work for them. You’ll see a map of the city and nearest parks. You can also add events to a “todo list” and have the map and todo list sync up.

36
1 year ago

Connects with a user’s Evernote account to create a pivot table, with a map or a list.

36
1 year ago

A startup where people can list, sell, and buy used vehicles online. In the United States roughly half of vehicles are cars that have been owned for less than a year.

36
1 year ago

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

36
1 year ago

Startups can’t always get funding from venture capitalists and angel investors.

36
11 months ago

A “social network for music lovers” that connects fans to each other and to the artists they’re listening to.

36
11 months ago

A to-do list app for teams, available on iOS and Android. The app uses a collaboration model, where people can sync their lists across devices, and can edit others’ lists.

36
11 months ago

A tool that helps people find and hire employees. JobsYouNeed crowdsources employee and job listings and brings them to the right employer.

36
11 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for startups, allowing people to invest in entrepreneurs as a way to get access to a new product before it’s ready for the market. Borrowing the model of Kickstarter, AngelList connects people with startups without the need to make a down payment.

36
7 months ago

SaaS company that helps employees stay organized with choices like task-lists, notes, and to-do lists.

36
7 months ago

A calendar app that pays people to listen to the audio version of their day.

36
7 months ago

A tool for journalists to gather information from a variety of public sources.

36
7 months ago

A startup that acts as a matchmaker between consumers and local businesses — now.com. Customers can search for businesses and read reviews, while businesses can list their items, pricing and contact information. The company is based in San Francisco.

36
3 months ago

Online to-do list app that runs on Slack

36
1 year ago

A startup where people can list their cars for sale. The company has raised $500,000 in seed funding, and says it has 5,000 cars listed.

35
1 year ago

A platform for sharing and discovering new perspectives on the world, the tuneup is a collaborative platform for journalists, storytellers, and artists to share their work.

35
1 year ago

A team of cyclists who want to take a different approach to a dating app.

35
1 year ago

A tool for building a list of people to invite to a job interview. The startup had a good response from the hiring world after it was featured in the New York Times.

35
1 year ago

A tool to help you navigate and organize your life, and make sure you’re working toward your goals and not getting distracted. The founders say they want the tool to be the “GPS for your life” and they want to make it easy to add things like workouts and to-do lists.

35
1 year ago

A company focused on helping companies sell their products across the web. The startup wants to be the LinkedIn for products, helping companies list their products, track their prices, rank them, and more.

35
1 year ago

Pitch: Drawing from its roots as a real estate company, Urban Green is building a platform that allows real estate agents to use AI and services like text messaging to manage listings and customers. The company is also building a marketplace for agents to use to find and book listing agents.

35
11 months ago

This startup is building a better way to buy clothes, with a simplified and more secure checkout process, and direct access to a virtual stylist.

35
9 months ago

A startup that provides a digital assistant to help with the everyday tasks on your to-do list. It helps you organize your schedule, pay bills, plan your meals, and even get personalized recommendations for restaurants.

35
2 months ago

Most of the startups in the Top 50 list are in the US, with others in Europe, Japan, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

35
1 year ago

 A startup that lets people create online resumes, store them online, and export them to other formats like Craigslist.

34
1 year ago

A “hyperlocal food delivery service” that wants to be a “Uber for food” – a company that gives you a list of local restaurants and gives you a choice of what you want to eat, with a pickup time and a location.

34
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses in Chile to buy and sell online. It’s a marketplace that allows sellers to list their products and offers a number of tools for buyers to find and purchase their products.

34
9 months ago

A tool for building custom shopping lists for the home

34
8 months ago

Builds a tool that helps streamline how journalists find and make use of public records.

34
4 months ago

A tool that lets companies list their equity to the public.

34
1 year ago

A way to build video games with a minimalist interface, aiming to give designers and programmers a more productive way to develop games.

33
1 year ago

This list is based on the CrunchBase data.

33
11 months ago

The app will make it easy for customers to book trips and delivery orders by selecting from a shortlist of the three most popular services, such as Uber and Postmates, and using a booking code to complete the purchase.

33
11 months ago

A digital platform for journalists to gather information from sources and then turn it into a story.

33
11 months ago

A platform that helps small businesses manage their online advertising campaigns, with a focus on getting more people to sign up for email marketing lists. They charge $239 per month.

33
9 months ago

In addition to everything on this list, there were also a handful of other companies that were pitched that I didn’t write about.

33
9 months ago

Wired Magazine has a list of the top startups to watch in 2016, including three from India (Tango, Farmako, and Minimum) and two from the US (Clew and Zuddl)

33
1 year ago

A security startup that’s building a marketplace for on-demand security work. The company offers a new way for companies to outsource security work. The startup’s first customers are on a waitlist as well.

32
1 year ago

An AI-based startup that lets you listen to your favorite songs without any advertising. However, the company has not yet launched any products or services.

32
1 year ago

A platform for users to connect with “experts” about their symptoms, so they have a list of potential people to consult with.

32
1 year ago

Wanted is a job listing site that allows companies to post jobs and then create a live feed for applicants, as well as company pages for employees to keep up with job openings.

32
11 months ago

A portable, solar-powered “newsroom” for journalists covering breaking news.

32
10 months ago

A chatbot that helps people find the right job. It uses a “listening algorithm” to match job seekers with companies with the right fit. Currently focused on the UK.

32
10 months ago

A subscription-based service that helps independent journalists and writers monetize their work by selling subscriptions to their content. It’s a competitor to Medium.

32
10 months ago

A system that recommends what’s next on your to-do list

32
9 months ago

A startup that allows people to have a list of things they’re grateful for. Once the user’s state of mind changes, the app will notify them.

32
9 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.

32
7 months ago

A daily e-newsletter for journalists that sends out a story every day, with a new one every weekday. The company says it’s already signed up 1,000 journalists from all over the world.

32
6 months ago

A secure, anonymous messaging app for consumers, privacy advocates, and journalists.

32
5 months ago

A real estate startup that helps agents find roommates and list their rooms for rent.

32
1 year ago

A company that offers a new way to invest in real estate. The startup’s platform offers monthly payments of invested capital with a fixed rate of return on a pool of real estate investments. It’s a p2p lending platform, and its first customers are on a waitlist.

31
1 year ago

A tool for journalists to help them do quick research, build up their own databases, or crowdsource articles.

31
1 year ago

“E-commerce for professionals”, in which professionals can shop from a curated list of services from a website, rather than from a giant marketplace.

31
1 year ago

A tool for helping journalists report their stories, eliminating the time it takes to manually transcribe interviews.

31
1 year ago

A company that helps advertisers try out new ad formats and measure their effectiveness. For a small fee, advertisers can use the startup’s service to generate a report on their campaign's success. The company claims to have a list of over 100 clients, including large fashion brands and big insurance companies.

31
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help you stay organized with a tool that helps you create, group, and manage to-do lists.

31
9 months ago

A digital assistant that provides a list of things to do when you get home on the weekends.

31
7 months ago

A Slack-like chat for newsrooms, for the purpose of “helping journalists get the word out about their work”.

31
6 months ago

Most startups listed here do not have any seed funding.

31
3 months ago

A startup that helps women manage their periods, including tracking symptoms, taking notes, and creating a shopping list.

31
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that allows you to track your running and cycling data, as well as a community of other cyclists for comparison.

30
1 year ago

A startup that wants to let you determine what kind of car you want without having to go to a dealer. Given a list of cars, you can split them up into different categories. You can then go to a dealer and pick the one that suits you best.

30
1 year ago

Allows users to create a listing for their house or rental, then rent out their spare room or entire apartment.

30
1 year ago

A recent engineering graduate who landed his first job at Airbnb after dropping out of college. He’s building a startup that helps homeowners manage the process of selling their homes after leaving their landlords. Clients work with Clew to clean out their homes, give professional photos, publish their listing online, and receive bids.

30
11 months ago

A free web-based platform for musicians to share their music with fans. The app lets musicians upload their music to the platform, and users can listen to it, vote on it, and make requests. Fans can also buy music directly from the app.

30
10 months ago

A voice-activated bot that helps you manage your to-do list, including reminders, and the ability to share and collaborate with other users.

30
9 months ago

A tool for building and scaling events for schools, sporting events and similar. It’s built on top of the same chat and to-do list features of Slack, but is designed to be more scalable.

30
9 months ago

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

30
7 months ago

This startup wants to build a “one-stop-shop” for publishers, letting them set up a website, create an email list, and start monetizing their traffic.

30
7 months ago

The company is building a platform for trying out new music, allowing users to listen to new songs for free before paying for them.

30
4 months ago

A startup that lets you create and store a personalized list of favorite TV shows, films, and actors.

30
3 months ago

Startups that fit into multiple categories, where founders have multiple roles — co-founder, CEO, CTO and CIO, or just the founder and CTO — are a bit more common today, but still rare. The challenge is that it can be difficult to measure how much of the company’s sales and profit go to the founder. Here’s a partial list of startups that fit into that category:

30
2 months ago

A company that helps stylists create looks for clients, from a number of different sources.

30
1 year ago

A company that makes it easier for people to learn new languages. The startup aims to allow users to learn on demand via a program that allows people to listen to native speakers of the language.

29
11 months ago

The list of 30 companies below is generally regarded as the best of the best in the world at the time of the nomination, but they have since been acquired or sold, or have left the market.

29
11 months ago

A tool for brands to grow their mobile email list without having to pay for Facebook.

29
11 months ago

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

29
9 months ago

a way to help housewives manage their grocery lists

29
6 months ago

A marketing service for startups, with tools for content marketing, email list building, and influencer outreach.

29
11 months ago

A software for managing music in a p2p fashion, allowing users to create and share playlists across platforms.

28
10 months ago

A company that aims to make it easier for music-lovers to discover new music by organizing music playlists. The company allows users to create playlists that are automatically updated with new music put out by artists.

28
10 months ago

A decentralized trading platform for digital currencies, built on blockchain technology. It aims to make the digital asset exchange process easy and secure. The company is currently developing a desktop app for the blockchain and is in talks with the US Securities and Exchange Commission about getting listed on a US exchange.

28
9 months ago

A digital platform that pairs journalists with startups, non-profits and institutions that need help with their messaging.

28
6 months ago

A platform for marketing professionals to be able to more easily build and manage their own email lists, with a modern, simple interface.

28
3 months ago

A startup that aims to help people manage their Spotify accounts by giving them a dashboard to view their music history, listen to playlists, and search for new music.

28
3 months ago

A home-services startup that connects customers with vetted experts in a variety of fields. Customers can book appointments with specialists, such as plumbers and electricians, via the platform.

28
1 year ago

A startup that’s buying up small companies, in an effort to create a list of “deal-of-the-day” companies in the UK. The company buys these companies for an undisclosed price, and then sells them to consumers via its website.

27
10 months ago

A “cloud-based global network of journalists” to help local newsrooms publish faster and more cheaply by connecting them to international partners.

27
10 months ago

A $20 earpiece that you can use to listen to music and make phone calls.

27
9 months ago

 A tool that promises to automatically create a shortlist of candidates and automate the process of collecting feedback on them. It uses crowdsourcing to make an AI-based list, and provides coaching to the candidate to see if the feedback is accurate.

27
9 months ago

A potentially life-saving medical device that turns a patient’s blood into a gel that they can inject into their bloodstream. It’s currently being tested on a few hundred people with a waitlist of thousands.

27
8 months ago

The company is building an “internet-to-vehicle” platform to allow you to control your car over the web — like you can a TV or PC. Drivers can get directions, listen to music and use their mobile device in the car.

27
5 months ago

A platform that helps users buy and sell rental properties on a peer-to-peer basis. It’s an alternative to traditional real estate listings sites where users browse and search for rentals through a portal.

27
2 months ago

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

27
2 months ago

A company that wants to allow consumers to rent out their home or space to earn an income. They’re building out a platform, including a search system for listing, rental rates, insurance, etc. and a platform for decision-making for renters, with plans to expand into other areas.

27
2 months ago

A chatbot meant to help automate the process of having a new product idea. The chatbot begins by asking users questions about their product goals and then uses those insights to generate a list of potential product ideas that could be relevant to their needs. The startup says over 50% of their user-generated data is generated by their chatbot.

27
1 year ago

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

26
11 months ago

A startup for people to connect for shared interests. People can suggest what movies and music are being talked about and vote on a list of suggestions.

26
10 months ago

Kallax helps you organize all of your notes, photos, and to do lists and makes them easy to reuse across multiple platforms.

26
9 months ago

A platform that leverages a “social network” of local restaurants to help you find what’s nearby with a “localist” approach.

26
8 months ago

A startup that aims to make it easy to purchase and promote products on Amazon. It’s a sort of Etsy for Amazon listings.

26
8 months ago

A startup for finding and buying used cars, designed to be a hybrid of Craigslist and Carvana.

26
5 months ago

A digital marketplace for real estate services where people can list, rate, and review homes.

26
4 months ago

A content distribution platform for journalists that makes it easy to pitch and pitch journalists.

26
1 month ago

A platform for public radio stations that allow listeners to donate to their programming.

26
1 month ago

A platform that aggregates various data sources like social media, web traffic, and others to help content creators create a more holistic view of their audience.

26
11 months ago

A company that helps retail businesses get the most out of their point of sale systems, with a library of free apps, including one for tracking customer giveaways, making grocery lists and more.

25
8 months ago

 A software solution that helps companies digitize and streamline their process of onboarding new employees.  The software is meant to be a bridge between HR and the new hire.  Venture capitalists are already funding the startup with a $3 million seed round.

25
5 months ago

The San Jose, California-based startup offers an introduction to basic accounting, billing, and invoicing. The startup launched in San Francisco in December and was one of 10 finalists in the TechStars New York program.

25
5 months ago

A system for keeping track of and organizing your food, in the same vein as the company’s app, Wunderlist. The company says the app is used by 75 million people.

25
4 months ago

Metronome is a plugin for Spotify that helps you navigate playlists better by highlighting the songs you haven’t heard yet.

25
3 months ago

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

25
1 month 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.

25
1 year ago

A platform that lets people purchase goods online from a list of merchants using a single payment.

24
1 year ago

A platform designed to help independent musicians, record labels, and music supervisors build digital distribution platforms. It hosts collectives, which are essentially websites for independent bands, allowing artists to share their music, playlists, and receive royalties.

24
7 months ago

A company that helps people find a place to live, which they say is a more efficient use of time than going on Craigslist.

24
7 months ago

This is a tool for journalists to create and share their work. The startup isn’t just a service, but a way to enter the content world of journalism.

24
6 months ago

Designed for buyers of consumer electronics, this product helps users compare prices across hundreds of online retailers. The software scans thousands of consumer product listings from over 30,000 online retailers from all over the world. The company says it is already being used by over 1 million shoppers in the U.S.

24
6 months ago

This year’s shortlist was announced in February at the annual Demo Day in New Delhi, where startups pitch their ideas to investors.

24
6 months ago

A software platform that helps brokers find buyers for their listings, and new listings find their buyers.

24
5 months ago

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24
3 months ago

A P2P tool that connects patients with specialists to find the right doctor.

24
2 months ago

A telephone hotline for women in the US to call for tips and advice on sexual assault and harassment. It lists hotlines, counselors, and rape centers and people can also search for a group in their area.

24
9 months ago

A startup that’s trying to create a new way to crowdsource real estate listings by leveraging the real estate market’s existing data.

23
8 months ago

https://venturebeat.com/2017/01/22/this-list-of-decentralized-startups-is-getting-longer-than-a-long-list-of-cryptocurrencies/

23
5 months ago

A company that makes a portable, minimalist wallet.

23
5 months ago

This startup wants to help consumers find the right beauty products. The startup focuses on the US and Canada, and is starting off with a $1,000+ list of beauty products to help users find the right one.

23
4 months ago

A startup that lists all the things you’d like to buy, but haven’t been able to find. The startup’s founder says his product is like a “Netflix for Amazon” and that it earns him around $10,000 a month.

23
3 months ago

One that provides an AI-powered tool to help companies identify and hire the best candidates. The startup’s tool allows recruiters to identify top talent from a shortlist of candidates, and then helps manage their recruiting process. There are no guarantees of success in the recruiting landscape, and a startup like this is a way for recruiters to get ahead.

23
2 months ago

An online tool that helps journalists find accurate and reliable information about current events without sifting through tweets, Facebook posts, and other unreliable sources.

23
29 days ago

It’s hard to focus on one thing when you’re in college and have a million responsibilities. Middleman helps you organize your life by letting you create a “bucket list” of things you want to accomplish, and then organizing those around your schedule.

23
9 months ago

A platform that allows people to create and sell merchandise, including a to-do list and a loyalty program.

22
6 months ago

A startup that helps users manage their "digital assets" including photos, music, text, and documents. The company says they already offer the ability to manage tasks, or "chores" in their app, which allows users to specify a daily or weekly routine, and the app tracks their progress. The company also offers a service that allows users to build "to-do lists" out of their digital assets.

22
6 months ago

A push notification system that alerts users to things like a lost phone, nearby deliveries, and more. The product is only available in the UK right now, but the team says they’re adding US and Canada to their list of countries soon.

22
6 months ago

A tool for news junkies that helps you quickly find and follow your favorite journalists. It’s available on iOS and Android.

22
6 months ago

The judges have chosen their 20 finalists.

22
5 months ago

This is a company that’s building a digital sales force that can travel to businesses, who sign up for the service and get a list of qualified prospects who might be interested in a service.

22
5 months ago

A company that hopes to help developers collect and manage their email lists. It’s a “one-stop-shop” for building, managing and publishing email lists, and let’s you test the effectiveness of various email campaigns.

22
4 months ago

A tool for home sellers to easily list their properties on the internet. It’s a hybrid of the real estate listing sites Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin, with a few other features.

22
3 months ago

This startup is selling a database where people can see a list of all the people who have asked them out.

22
3 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.

22
3 months ago

A tool for home-sharing platforms to manage the ratings and reviews that the hosts of their listings get from the renters.

22
1 month ago

This is a startup that wants to help journalists get more out of their data, so they can produce better results and get a more accurate picture of what their audience wants to read.

22
1 month ago

A web-based platform for real estate agents. The company wants to help agents outsource their listings and find the right client to buy or rent their property.

22
9 months ago

A SaaS platform for agents to automate the registration, listing, and management of the sale of a home.

21
6 months ago

A $25 monthly subscription service that delivers highly curated content to users, including a daily news brief, a curated list of articles and videos, and a curated selection of articles and videos for mobile.

21
6 months ago

A small business loan platform that helps companies create credit criteria and collateral checklists to reduce the risk of non-performing loans.

21
5 months ago

A startup that is building a mobile app that can guide cyclists through repairs to their bikes, helping them keep their bikes in good shape.

21
5 months ago

A startup that helps retail stores create a single business listing for all their brands, allowing shoppers to shop for one site and all the brands for a single order.

21
5 months ago

A software platform for a number of industries including journalism that helps journalists learn from each other.

21
5 months ago

A B2C app that enables consumers to create a shopping list using an app and then intelligently fill it.

21
4 months ago

A mobile app that helps hoteliers list their rooms directly on Airbnb.com without the need to host their own website.

21