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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

273
1 year ago

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

254
1 month 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.

182
6 months ago

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

154
1 year ago

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

146
11 months ago

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

142
1 year 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)

141
11 months 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.

138
1 year ago

The list, in reverse-chronological order.

137
1 year 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.

134
1 year 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.

133
1 year ago

A startup that provides software to help people with Alibaba listings

132
11 months 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.

129
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.

126
1 year ago

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

125
1 year ago

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

123
11 months 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.

123
1 year ago

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

120
1 year ago

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

117
9 months ago

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

114
1 year 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

113
1 year 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.

113
1 year ago

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

112
1 year ago

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

112
1 year 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.

111
11 months 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.

111
10 months ago

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

111
1 year ago

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.

110
1 year ago

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

109
1 year ago

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

109
1 year 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.

109
1 year 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.

108
1 year 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.

108
11 months 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.

108
1 year 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.

107
1 year 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.

107
1 year ago

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

107
1 year ago

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

106
1 year ago

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

106
1 year 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.

106
1 year 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.

105
1 year ago

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

105
1 year ago

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

104
1 year 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.

103
1 year 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.

103
1 year 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.

103
1 year ago

List of startups created by or for Indian Americans

103
1 year 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.

103
1 year 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.

102
1 year ago

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

101
1 year 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.

101
1 year 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.

101
1 year ago

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

101
11 months 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.

101
1 year 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.

100
1 year ago

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

100
11 months 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.

100
1 year ago

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

99
1 year ago

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

99
1 year 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.

99
1 year 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.

98
11 months 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.

98
1 year ago

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

97
1 year 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.

97
1 year 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:

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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.

97
1 year 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.

96
1 year ago

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

96
1 year 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.

96
1 year ago

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

95
1 year ago

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

95
1 year 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.

95
1 year 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

94
1 year ago

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

94
1 year ago

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

94
1 year 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.

94
1 year 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.

94
1 year 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.

94
1 year ago

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

93
1 year 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.

92
1 year 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.

92
1 year 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.

92
10 months ago

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

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1 year 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.

91
1 year 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.

91
1 year 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.

91
1 year ago

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

91
1 year 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.

90
1 year ago

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

90
1 year 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”.

90
1 year ago

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

90
1 year 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.

90
1 year ago

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

89
1 year 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.

89
1 year 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.

89
1 year ago

A tool for journalists to research and structure pitches and stories

89
1 year 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.

89
1 year 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.

88
1 year ago

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

88
1 year ago

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

87
1 year 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.

87
1 year 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.

87
1 year 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.

86
1 year 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.

86
1 year ago

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

86
1 year ago

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

86
1 year 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.

85
1 year 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.

85
1 year ago

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

85
1 year 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.

84
1 year 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.

84
1 year ago

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

84
1 year 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.

84
1 year 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.

84
1 year ago

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

84
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.

84
11 months 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.

84
10 months ago

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

84
1 year ago

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

83
1 year 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.

83
1 year 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.

82
1 year 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.

82
1 year ago

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

82
1 year 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.

82
1 year ago

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

82
1 year 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.

81
1 year 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.

81
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.

81
1 year 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.

80
1 year 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.

80
1 year ago

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

80
1 year ago

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

80
1 year 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.

80
11 months 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.

80
1 year 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.

79
1 year ago

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

79
1 year ago

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

79
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.

79
1 year ago

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

78
1 year ago

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

78
1 year 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.

77
1 year 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.

77
1 year ago

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

77
1 year ago

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

77
1 year 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.

77
11 months ago

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

77
9 months ago

A digital to-do list that syncs across devices.

77
1 year ago

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

76
1 year 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.

76
1 year 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.)

76
1 year ago

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

76
1 year ago

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

76
1 year 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.

75
1 year ago

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

75
10 months ago

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

75
9 months ago

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

75
11 months ago

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

74
1 year 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.

73
1 year ago

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

73
1 year 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.

73
1 year 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.

73
1 year 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.

73
1 year 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.

72
1 year 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

71
1 year 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.

71
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."

71
1 year 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.)

70
1 year 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.

70
1 year ago

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

70
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.

70
1 year ago

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

70
1 year ago

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

69
1 year ago

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

69
1 year 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.

69
10 months ago

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

69
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.

68
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.

68
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.

68
1 year ago

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

68
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.

68
1 year 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.

67
1 year 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.

67
1 year 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.

66
1 year ago

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

66
1 year ago

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

66
10 months 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.

66
10 months 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.

66
1 year ago

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

65
1 year 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.

65
1 year ago

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

65
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.

65
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.

65
9 months ago

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

65
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.

64
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.

64
1 year ago

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

64
1 year ago

Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

64
1 year ago

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

63
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."

63
11 months 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.

63
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.

62
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”.

62
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.

62
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.

62
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.

62
7 months ago

This list was gathered from the following sources:

61
1 year 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.

60
1 year 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.

60
1 year ago

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

60
1 year 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.

60
1 year ago

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

60
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.

60
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.

60
8 months ago

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

60
1 year ago

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

59
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.

59
1 year ago

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

59
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.

59
1 year ago

A way for people to find a great hair stylist

59
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.

59
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.

58
11 months ago

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

58
10 months 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.

58
1 year 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.

57
1 year ago

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

57
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.

57
11 months 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".

57
1 year 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.

56
1 year 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.

56
1 year 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.

56
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”.

56
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.

56
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.

56
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.

56
1 month ago

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

56
1 year 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.

55
1 year ago

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

55
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.

55
9 months 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.

55
1 year ago

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

54
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.

54
11 months 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.

54
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.

53
1 year ago

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

53
8 months 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.

53
6 months ago

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

53
1 year 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.

52
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.

52
1 year ago

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

51
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.

50
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.

50
11 months 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.

50
10 months 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.

50
1 month ago

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

50
10 months 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.

49
6 months ago

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

49
1 year ago

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

48
11 months 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.

48
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.

47
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.

47
9 months ago

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

47
1 month ago

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

46
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.

45
9 months ago

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

45
9 months 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.

45
3 months ago

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

45
1 month ago

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

45
1 year ago

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

44
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.

44
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 .)

44
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.

43
10 months 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.

43
9 months 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.

43
9 months ago

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

43
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.

42
1 year ago

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

42
10 months 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.

42
10 months 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.

42
10 months 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.

42
9 months 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.

42
5 months ago

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

42
5 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.

42
10 months ago

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

41
9 months 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.

41
7 months 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.

41
4 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.

41
9 months ago

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

40
1 month 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.

40
3 months ago

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

39
5 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.

38
8 months ago

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

37
3 months ago

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

37
3 months ago

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

37
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.”

36
9 months 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.

36
8 months ago

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

36
5 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.

36
2 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.

36
1 month 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.

36
9 months ago

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

35
8 months ago

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

35
2 months ago

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

35
9 months 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.

34
9 months ago

A chatbot for your shopping list.

34
9 months 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.

34
8 months ago

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

34
7 months ago

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

34
2 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.

34
2 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.

34
9 months 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.

33
7 months 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.

33
2 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.

33
11 months ago

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

32
5 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.

32
8 months 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.

31
8 months ago

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

31
7 months ago

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

31
7 months 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.

31
7 months 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.

31
7 months 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.

31
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.

30
9 months ago

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

30
9 months 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.

30
8 months ago

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

30
7 months ago

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

30
7 months 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.

30
5 months 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.

30
5 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.

30
3 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”.

30
1 month ago

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

30
9 months ago

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

29
9 months 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.

29
8 months 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.

29
8 months ago

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

29
7 months ago

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

29
4 months ago

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

29
4 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.

29
3 months ago

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

29
9 months 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.

28
5 months 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.

28
5 months 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.

28
5 months 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.

28
4 months ago

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

28
4 months ago

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

28
2 months ago

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

28
2 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.

28
1 month 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.

28
9 months ago

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

27
4 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.

27
9 months 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.

26
8 months 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.

26
8 months ago

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

26
7 months 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.

26
6 months ago

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

26
6 months 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.

26
5 months ago

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

26
4 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.

26
2 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.

26
25 days ago

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

26
9 months 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.

25
9 months 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.

25
8 months 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.

25
7 months 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.

25
7 months 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.

25
7 months 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.

25
6 months 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.

25
6 months 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.

25
5 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.

25
1 month 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.

25
8 months ago

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

24
8 months ago

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

24
7 months 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.

24
7 months ago

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

24
7 months 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.

24
6 months ago

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

24
6 months ago

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

24
5 months 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.

24
5 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.

24
4 months ago

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

24
4 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.

24
3 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

24
8 months 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.

23
7 months 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.

23
6 months ago

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

23
6 months 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.

23
5 months 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.

23
4 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.

23
3 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.

23
2 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.

23
2 months ago

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

23
1 month ago

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

23
1 month 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.

23
1 month 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.

23
7 months 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.

22
6 months 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.

22
5 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.

22
4 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.

22
3 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.

22
3 months ago

A tool for building custom shopping lists for the home

22
3 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.

22
2 months ago

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

22
1 month ago

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

22
1 month 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.

22
8 months ago

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

21
6 months 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.

21
4 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.

21
4 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.

21
3 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.

21
7 months 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.

20
7 months ago

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

20
6 months ago

This list is based on the CrunchBase data.

20
5 months 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.

20
5 months ago

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

20
5 months ago

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

20
4 months ago

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

20
3 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.

20
3 months ago

a way to help housewives manage their grocery lists

20
2 months ago

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

20
2 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.

20
1 month ago

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

20
27 days 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.

20
7 months ago

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

19
6 months ago

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

19
5 months 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.

19
4 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.

19
4 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.

19
4 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.

19
1 month ago

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

19
1 month 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.

19
7 months ago

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

18
7 months ago

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

18
6 months 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.

18
6 months ago

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

18
4 months ago

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

18
2 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.

18
2 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.

18
1 month ago

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

18
5 months ago

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

17
4 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.

17
4 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.

17
3 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.

17
3 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.

17
2 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)

17
6 months 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.

16
5 months ago

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

16
5 months ago

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

16
4 months ago

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

16
3 months ago

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

16
3 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.

16
3 months ago

A company that makes it easy for people to buy and sell things on Craigslist. Sorta like Gumtree and Letgo, but with a focus on local business purchases.

16
1 month 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.

16
17 days ago

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

16
6 months 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.

15
4 months ago

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

15
2 months ago

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

15
1 month ago

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

15
18 days 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.

15
5 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.

14
17 days ago

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

14
4 months ago

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

13
3 months ago

A solution to the problem of constantly interrupted meetings with video calls and screens, the app offers a way to replace the typical status meeting in which people check in and listen to voicemails with a real-time video call and an instant messaging channel.

13
3 months ago

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

13
2 months ago

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

13
2 months ago

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

13
4 months ago

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

12
4 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.

12
3 months ago

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

12
29 days 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.

12
21 days 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.

12
15 days 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.

12
14 days ago

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

12
3 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.

11
1 month ago

Forbes and Matter were the only two to feature SMU in their 2017 and 2018 lists of the Top 50 Under 50.

11
15 days 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.

11
2 months ago

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

10
15 days 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.

10
4 days ago

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

10
5 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.

9
1 year ago

Idea: A tool that helps you send emails to your users without needing to manage a list. The company says its software can send emails to millions of users without having to manage a list of them.

8
2 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.

8
13 days ago

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

8
1 day ago

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

7
14 days ago

A startup that wants to build a “personal newsroom” for journalists. It allows users to curate news based on their interests and set up alerts for breaking news.

6
18 hours ago

Most startups listed here do not have any seed funding.

3
6 hours 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.

2
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service for people to have a list of companies they’ve applied to sent to them every month so they can follow up

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where someone can provide you with a custom list of things you need to do to prepare for a big life transition (ie getting married,

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a website where people can list items they no longer need and sell them to other people

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to go shopping for you (you provide a shopping list and the startup will send someone to the store for you)

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service where people can pick up and drop off items they are selling on Craigslist

-1
1 year ago

A startup that helps people with agoraphobia by selling them a list of places where they can go and not be bothered

-1
1 year ago

A startup that helps people who are going on a cruise put together a packing list and guides them through the packing process

-1
1 year ago

A startup that helps people with their taxes and provides them with a list of potential deductions and credits that they qualify for

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides people with a list of their credit report and credit score for free

-1
1 year ago

A startup that provides people with a list of top wedding photographers in their area

-1
1 year ago

A startup that creates a customized list of things a newlywed couple needs to buy for their new home

-1
1 year ago

A startup that lets people buy and sell homes with cryptocurrencies, says it’s already working with several real estate agents to list properties for sale with Bitcoin

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that wants to bring online tutoring to India It’s working with teachers and tutors, and aims to provide a marketplace where teachers can list their services

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup to organize your to-do list

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup for creating and tracking to-do lists, but also automating micro-tasks like moving a cart from one aisle to another

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup to help sellers list items on Amazon, eBay, and Shopify

-1
1 year ago

Idea: Mention is a tool for tracking news about your company The startup says it’s a service for journalists who want a way to quickly search through news sources to see what’s being said about a company

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that enables people to automatically record the music they listen to on their phones and stream it to a connected speaker

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A solution for sending out targeted marketing messages to specific segments of a customer list, or the entire list

-1
1 year ago

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

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A solution for helping people buy and sell used items on Craigslist easier, converting the site into a full-on marketplace

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A co-working space in Colombia that is growing quickly The company is currently in a few pilot locations and is looking to expand rapidly They have a waitlist of over 50 companies

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that is building a “daily deal for venture capital”. Users pay $10 per month to get access to a curated list of venture capital funds, startups and VCs.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A mobile app that helps people take the slow out of slow travel. It offers curated lists of local experiences, and helps users book rooms and other experiences with hosts.

-1
1 year ago

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

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to sell or donate their clothing. Users take a picture of their items and it’s automatically listed on a number of different online marketplaces.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: An AI voice assistant that listens to you at work and helps you organize your day, from setting reminders to adding appointments to your calendar.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: This is a real estate startup that wants to help people find homes to rent. They’re looking to target people who’ve been priced out of the market and need to rent instead of buy. The startup’s pitch is that it’s better than Craigslist because it focuses on neighborhoods and can recommend specific apartments.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that wants to bring an end to email spam. It works by helping companies send their email marketing campaigns through a sort of whitelist system where known email addresses get through, while spam goes straight to the junk folder.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A company that helps people find, buy, and sell secondhand goods. The startup wants to be a Craigslist-like platform for local goods.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup for used goods, where resellers can list any item they want for a flat fee. The startup wants to remove the hassle and fees of selling used goods online.

-1
1 year ago

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

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that aims to build a marketplace of “expert” services for small businesses. The startups is meant to help small businesses stay competitive by hiring specialists for tasks like bookkeeping or marketing.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A company that converts real estate listings into interactive videos to help people better envision what a home would look like in person.

-1
1 year ago

A tool for helping companies manage their vendor information on their website. The tool creates a standardized list of vendors and allows employees to update it as necessary.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A data-driven advisory service for venture capitalists

-2
1 year ago

The following is an incomplete list of major startup acquisitions:

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