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10 months ago

A platform for buying, selling, trading, and renting bikes. The company’s API provides access to data on bikes, stores, and repairs, and it currently has 30,000 bike listings.

4,321
10 months ago

This startup tackles a problem that many startups and venture capitalists face: how to manage the startup’s finances. The startup wants to be a one-stop shop for accounting, taxes, and financial planning for startups.

3,461
3 years ago

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

2,889
3 years ago

List of startups created by or for Indian Americans

1,646
1 year ago

A simple interface for writing down grocery lists.

1,451
1 year ago

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

671
3 years ago

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

403
2 years ago

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

374
2 years 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.

344
3 years ago

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

343
3 years ago

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

319
1 year ago

A restaurant discovery app that caters to the Indian market by listing only Indian restaurants.

307
2 years ago

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

294
3 years 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.

280
1 year ago

A smart checklist of things to do.

265
3 years ago

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

258
3 years 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.

257
2 years ago

A digital to-do list that syncs across devices.

253
10 months ago

An online marketplace that matches consumers with home sellers. The startup is looking to take the model of Airbnb, and allow people to list their homes for sale, or rent them out.

238
3 years ago

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

232
2 years ago

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

231
2 years ago

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

228
3 years ago

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

222
2 years 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.

213
3 years 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.

212
3 years ago

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

211
3 years 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.

211
3 years 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.

211
2 years ago

This list was gathered from the following sources:

207
3 years 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.

206
2 years ago

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

206
2 years ago

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

201
3 years ago

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

197
3 years ago

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

194
10 months ago

A new startup focused on helping readers access the best content in their area. The company offers a monthly subscription of a curated list of articles that interest a person. They want to launch in early 2020 to allow people to take a break from their phones.

194
3 years ago

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

193
3 years ago

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

193
2 years ago

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

193
2 years ago

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

193
2 years ago

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

193
3 years ago

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

191
3 years ago

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

191
2 years 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.

191
2 years ago

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

190
2 years ago

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

188
2 years ago

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

187
2 years ago

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

185
3 years ago

A startup that provides software to help people with Alibaba listings

183
3 years ago

The list, in reverse-chronological order.

183
3 years ago

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

182
2 years ago

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

181
3 years ago

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

180
3 years 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.

180
2 years 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.

175
2 years ago

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

175
3 years ago

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

174
2 years 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.

174
2 years ago

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

174
1 year ago

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

173
3 years 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.

172
3 years ago

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

171
2 years 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.

171
2 years 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.

170
3 years ago

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

169
3 years ago

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

168
3 years ago

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

168
3 years ago

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

167
3 years ago

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

167
2 years ago

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

167
3 years ago

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

166
3 years 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.

166
2 years 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.

166
2 years 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.

166
3 years ago

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

165
3 years ago

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

165
1 year ago

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

165
3 years ago

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

164
2 years 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.

164
2 years ago

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

164
3 years ago

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

163
3 years ago

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

162
3 years ago

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

161
3 years ago

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

161
3 years ago

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

160
1 year ago

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

160
1 year ago

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

160
3 years ago

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

158
3 years ago

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

158
2 years ago

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

158
3 years ago

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

157
3 years ago

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

157
3 years 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.

157
3 years ago

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

156
3 years ago

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

156
3 years ago

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

156
2 years ago

A personalized shopping list application that focuses on grocery ordering.

156
3 years ago

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

155
3 years ago

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

154
3 years ago

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

154
3 years ago

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

154
3 years 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.

154
2 years 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.

154
2 years ago

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

154
3 years ago

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

153
3 years ago

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

153
3 years ago

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

153
3 years ago

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

153
3 years 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.

153
3 years ago

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

152
3 years ago

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

152
3 years ago

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

152
3 years ago

A tool for journalists to research and structure pitches and stories

152
3 years ago

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

151
3 years ago

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

151
1 year ago

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

151
3 years ago

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

150
3 years ago

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

150
3 years ago

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

150
3 years ago

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

150
3 years ago

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

150
3 years ago

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

149
3 years ago

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

148
3 years ago

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

148
3 years ago

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

147
3 years ago

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

147
3 years ago

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

147
3 years ago

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

147
3 years ago

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

147
3 years ago

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

146
3 years ago

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

146
3 years ago

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

146
3 years ago

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

146
3 years ago

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

145
3 years ago

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

145
3 years ago

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

145
3 years ago

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

144
3 years ago

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

144
3 years ago

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

144
2 years ago

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

144
1 year ago

Online to-do list app that runs on Slack

144
3 years ago

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

143
3 years ago

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

143
3 years 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.

143
3 years ago

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

142
3 years ago

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

142
3 years ago

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

142
3 years ago

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

141
3 years ago

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

141
3 years ago

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

141
3 years ago

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

140
3 years ago

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

140
1 year ago

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

140
3 years ago

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

139
3 years ago

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

139
3 years ago

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

139
3 years ago

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

139
3 years ago

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

139
3 years ago

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

139
2 years ago

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

139
3 years ago

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

138
3 years ago

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

138
3 years ago

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

138
1 year ago

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

138
3 years ago

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

136
3 years ago

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

136
3 years ago

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

135
3 years ago

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

134
3 years ago

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

134
3 years ago

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

134
3 years ago

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

134
1 year ago

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

134
3 years ago

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

133
3 years ago

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

132
1 year ago

A list of smartphone apps that offer free or discounted parking spots, and will eventually allow users to select parking spots on their own.

132
3 years ago

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

131
3 years ago

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

131
3 years ago

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

131
3 years ago

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

131
3 years ago

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

130
3 years ago

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

130
3 years ago

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

130
3 years ago

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

130
3 years ago

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

130
3 years 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.

130
3 years ago

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

130
1 year ago

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

130
3 years ago

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

129
3 years ago

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

129
3 years ago

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

129
3 years ago

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

129
3 years ago

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

129
3 years 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.

129
1 year ago

A free site and app designed to help college students save money. The site and app is designed to help students save money by finding deals, saving money on textbooks and other things, and building a list of things they need to buy.

129
1 year ago

A platform that lists and prices the inventory of a business

129
3 years ago

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

128
3 years ago

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

128
3 years ago

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

128
3 years ago

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

128
3 years ago

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

128
3 years ago

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

128
3 years ago

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

127
3 years ago

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

127
3 years ago

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

127
3 years ago

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

127
3 years 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.

127
3 years 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.

126
3 years ago

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

126
3 years 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.

126
2 years 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.

126
2 years ago

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

126
3 years ago

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

125
3 years ago

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

125
3 years ago

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

125
3 years ago

A way for people to find a great hair stylist

125
3 years ago

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

125
1 year ago

Silicon Valley's Hottest Startups for 2016 (List)

125
3 years ago

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

124
3 years 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.

124
3 years 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.

124
3 years 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.

124
1 year ago

A real estate platform that allows users to quickly create their own home listings and sell them to investors, to be completed in 30 days.

124
3 years ago

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

123
3 years ago

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

123
3 years ago

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

123
3 years 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.

123
3 years ago

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

123
3 years 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.

123
1 year ago

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

123
1 year ago

This startup wants to be the directory for the global freelance market, listing opportunities for all kinds of services, through a mobile app. Users can go through the app to see who would be the best match for a particular job.

123
1 year ago

In addition to the list above, Y Combinator also supports a variety of other companies through its investments.

123
3 years ago

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

122
3 years 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."

122
3 years ago

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

122
3 years ago

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

121
3 years ago

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

121
3 years ago

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

121
3 years ago

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

120
3 years ago

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

120
3 years ago

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

119
1 year ago

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

119
3 years ago

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

118
1 year ago

 A tool for creating mobile apps that takes a person’s mood and tempo, and uses that to create a playlist.

118
9 months ago

The list above is a small sample of the companies YC companies have invested in. Below is a complete list of companies YC invested in.

118
3 years ago

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

117
3 years ago

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

117
3 years ago

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

117
3 years 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.

117
9 months ago

A health data startup that connects patients to the right medical specialists, saving them time and money.

117
3 years ago

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

116
3 years ago

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

116
1 year ago

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

116
3 years ago

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

115
3 years ago

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

115
3 years ago

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

115
3 years 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.

115
2 years ago

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

115
1 year ago

A mobile-first digital platform for buying and selling used cars, meant to be an alternative to Craigslist and other online classifieds.

115
3 years ago

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

114
3 years ago

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

114
3 years ago

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

114
3 years 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.

114
3 years ago

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

114
1 year ago

A tool for managing multiple organizations with a single account. "Everything listed above, but for business."

114
3 years ago

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

113
3 years ago

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

113
3 years ago

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

113
3 years ago

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

113
1 year ago

A tool that helps people re-list their homes faster. The startup has a software as a service model for homes in the Northeast and wants to use an automation tool to make homes look more appealing to potential buyers.

113
3 years ago

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

112
3 years 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."

112
3 years 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.

111
3 years 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.

111
3 years ago

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

110
3 years ago

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

110
3 years 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.

110
3 years ago

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

109
1 year ago

It’s a hybrid marketplace for B2B, where sellers can list products and buyers can browse and purchase them.

109
3 years ago

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

108
3 years 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.

108
3 years 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.

108
3 years 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.

108
2 years 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.

108
3 years ago

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

107
3 years 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.

107
3 years 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”.

107
3 years 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.

107
3 years 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.

107
3 years ago

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

106
3 years ago

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

106
3 years 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.

106
3 years 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.

106
3 years ago

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

106
3 years 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.

106
1 year ago

Enter a city’s zip code, the app will give you a list of local LGBTQ-friendly businesses, including restaurants, bars and bathhouses.

106
3 years ago

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

105
3 years 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.

105
3 years 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.

105
1 year ago

A startup that provides paid services that enable businesses to build better online marketing campaigns. The startup sells services such as creating an email list, creating a Facebook ad, or creating a web page.

105
10 months ago

A network of over 80,000 household journalists who work for free in China to report on local government, events, and news.

105
3 years 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.

104
3 years 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.

104
2 years 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.

104
3 years ago

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

103
3 years 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”.

103
3 years ago

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

103
3 years ago

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

103
2 years 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.

103
1 year ago

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

103
3 years ago

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

102
3 years ago

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

102
1 year ago

A tool for journalists to research and report on influential people. The startup is also looking for a way to approach “digital discovery” for these subjects, which it says is a significant problem.

102
9 months ago

A digital assistant to help connect you with property managers. Heaps of interactions are handled through email, and real estate professionals can be added as contacts to help users find listings.

102
3 years 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.

101
3 years 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.

101
2 years 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.

101
2 years ago

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

101
2 years ago

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

101
1 year ago

This startup is building a way for people to find and research the best deals on things like discount travel, apparel, and more and build shopping lists from it.

101
3 years ago

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

100
3 years 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.

100
3 years 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.

100
3 years 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.

100
2 years 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.

100
1 year ago

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

100
3 years 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.

99
2 years ago

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

99
1 year ago

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

99
1 year ago

A stylist who can do men’s hair, with a focus on short cuts and beard trims.

99
3 years 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.

98
3 years ago

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

98
2 years ago

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

98
3 years ago

Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

97
3 years ago

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

97
2 years 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.

97
9 months ago

A virtual assistant that helps you manage your to-do list, schedule, check email, and more.

97
9 months ago

This platform, like the others on this list, is focused on the Indian market.

97
2 years ago

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

96
2 years 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

96
2 years ago

A search engine for journalists and content creators.

96
1 year ago

A tool that simplifies the process of selling online by providing a white-label platform for sellers to list their products.

96
1 year ago

A streaming music service for LGBTQ listeners that aims to provide a safe space to listen to music without being judged.

95
1 year ago

A startup that helps landlords list their buildings for short-term rentals. The company says the B2B market for short-term rentals is “growing exponentially”.

95
3 years 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".

94
2 years ago

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

94
2 years 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.

94
2 years 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.

94
2 years ago

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

94
2 years ago

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

94
1 year ago

A tool for real estate startups, helping them list and market their properties

94
1 year ago

This is a service for musicians to more easily manage their fan base. Artists can use the platform to manage their email list, promote and manage their music, and more.

94
3 years 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.

93
2 years 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.

93
1 year ago

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

93
1 year ago

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

93
2 years ago

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

92
2 years ago

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

92
3 years ago

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

91
3 years 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 .)

91
2 years 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.

91
2 years 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.

91
3 years 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.

90
3 years ago

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

90
2 years ago

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

90
2 years 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.

90
2 years 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.

89
2 years ago

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

89
2 years ago

A chatbot for your shopping list.

89
2 years ago

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

89
2 years ago

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

89
2 years 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.

88
2 years ago

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

88
2 years 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.

88
2 years ago

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

88
2 years 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.

88
2 years ago

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

88
1 year ago

A web-based music streaming service that gives you a chronological playlist based on your “music DNA”

88
2 years ago

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

87
2 years ago

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

87
2 years 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.

87
2 years 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.

87
3 years ago

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

86
2 years ago

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

86
2 years ago

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

86
2 years ago

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

86
2 years 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.

86
2 years 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.

86
1 year ago

This is a list of selected notable companies in the Startup Battlefield. The list is made up of the companies that have been most successful in winning the Battlefield.

86
1 year ago

The list is far from exhaustive and reflects what a lot of people in Silicon Valley are talking about.

86
2 years ago

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

85
1 year ago

A company that wants to make it easier to find the right real-estate agent. The startup’s software allows users to filter through listings with a variety of other criteria they choose like the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and price.

85
9 months ago

This list is incomplete as there are many other startups that have not yet been featured here.

85
3 years 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.

84
3 years 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.

84
2 years 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.

84
2 years 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.

84
2 years 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.

84
2 years ago

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

84
2 years ago

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

84
1 year ago

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

84
1 year ago

A virtual assistant that can handle your “to do” list while you’re away.

84
1 year ago

A platform that lets users book appointments with doctors and specialists who can help them with medical issues.

84
9 months ago

This startup is building an app that aims to help people get a job. It aims to provide job listings and opportunities in your area. The startup is working with the US government to use their algorithm for job placement.

84
2 years ago

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

83
2 years 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.

83
2 years ago

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

83
2 years 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.

83
2 years 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.

83
2 years ago

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

83
2 years 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.

83
2 years 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.

83
2 years 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.

83
2 years 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.

83
2 years ago

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

82
2 years 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.

82
2 years ago

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

82
2 years 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.

82
2 years ago

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

82
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create an API for doctors to capture, store, and share patient data. The app would let doctors send patients’ data to specialists and insurance companies, and keep track of bills, insurance claims, and other documents. The company says it’s already been used by doctors in the US and India and has revenue of $300,000 a month.

82
2 years 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.

81
2 years 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.

81
2 years ago

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

81
1 year ago

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

81
1 year ago

A tool to help you save, manage, and organize all of your tasks, notes, and things you want to do. It’s like a to-do list that can be viewed as a calendar or spreadsheet and helps you keep track of all of your projects.

81
2 years 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.

80
2 years ago

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

80
2 years 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.

80
2 years 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.

80
2 years 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.

80
2 years 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.

80
2 years 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.

80
1 year ago

A startup to help shoppers explore local markets, find deals, and build lists of what they’re interested in.

80
2 years 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.

79
2 years 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.

79
2 years 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.

79
2 years ago

A tool for building custom shopping lists for the home

79
2 years 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.

79
2 years ago

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

79
2 years 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.

79
3 years 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.”

78
2 years 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.

78
2 years ago

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

78
2 years ago

This list is based on the CrunchBase data.

78
2 years 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.

78
2 years 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.

78
2 years ago

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

78
1 year ago

A startup that enables you to “stop your thinking, just listen” and collaborate on ideas. It encourages you to “try a thought experiment” and think through how it would change your life.

78
2 years ago

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

77
2 years ago

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

77
2 years ago

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

77
2 years 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.

77
2 years 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”.

77
2 years 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.

77
2 years 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.

77
2 years ago

Most startups listed here do not have any seed funding.

77
2 years ago

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

77
1 year ago

A side-hustle marketplace that allows freelancers to list their gigs, manage their rates, and find and compare gigs with ease. The startup aims to make it easier for local businesses to hire local talent.

77
1 year ago

A startup for making and sharing lists of things you need to buy, like groceries, cleaning products, and software.

77
2 years 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.

76
2 years 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.

76
2 years 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.

76
2 years 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.

76
2 years 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.

76
1 year ago

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

76
1 year ago

A music-streaming startup, including a free music streaming service, a paid service that offers features like genre-based playlists, and an iTunes-like subscription service

76
1 year ago

A platform that allows people to share products that they use, things they want to try, or things they have on their wish list.

76
10 months ago

A web app that lets users create their own recipes using ingredients from a curated list of ingredients, and then share them on social media or email.

76
2 years ago

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

75
2 years 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.

75
2 years 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.

75
1 year ago

This list has been updated as of December 2018.

75
9 months ago

The companies featured above have either been accepted into YC or are in the application process. Other companies on the list below have not been accepted into YC, but are still in the running.

75
2 years 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.

74
2 years 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.

74
2 years 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.

74
2 years 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)

74
2 years 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.

73
2 years ago

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

73
2 years 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.

73
2 years 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.

73
2 years 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.

73
2 years 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.

73
2 years 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.

73
2 years 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.

73
2 years ago

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