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2 years ago

A chatbot that takes a text message and pulls up the relevant information

1,102
1 month ago

A password management tool that can let users generate random passwords and send them to their friends as SMS messages.

316
2 years ago

This startup is building an API that connects users to doctors via text messages and video calls.

311
3 months ago

Social media monitoring startup focused on helping brands and agencies track sentiment on social media. The startup is focused on helping brands track competitors’ message and content sharing across social media.

257
2 years ago

A platform that allows users to create digital, social, and physical products by sending messages to a group of people in a bid to crowdsource their ideas or get feedback.

226
3 months ago

A device that you can wear on your wrist that lets you check the weather, check traffic, and send messages and emails, all from your wrist. The device isn’t fully developed, but feels like a more-powerful yet simpler version of the Pebble.

218
2 years ago

A startup that helps you to create a database of all your friends on WhatsApp so you can instantly message without them having to add you.

206
2 years ago

Remind is building a service that sends SMS reminders to users’ phone, like a phone call or text message, which they can set on a schedule.

198
2 years ago

FinTech startup that allows people to send payments via text message.

190
1 year ago

A startup that sells 1,000s of unique designs for mugs, t-shirts and other merchandise. The startup sells items with quirky names or humorous messages (e.g. “Widow Maker” and “Snooze Button”) to help businesses stand out.

182
2 years ago

This startup helps agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement track people in their databases by sending them a text message.

181
2 years ago

A platform for employers to track employee schedules and timesheets, and pay employees on time and as agreed. It’s currently a text-message-based scheduling system.

181
2 years ago

App that lets you send a personalized video message to a friend, and has over a million users.

177
1 year ago

A communication app that lets people exchange messages, photos and videos with a group of friends or family members.

169
3 years ago

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

167
2 years ago

A messaging app for medical professionals, allowing them to share messages with patients when they are away from their medical offices.

167
3 years ago

Using AI to help brands reach their customers with the most relevant ad campaigns. The startup offers a “personalized” message algorithm that’s meant to deliver ads that are more likely to be clicked.

165
2 years ago

This startup, which is still in stealth, is building a smart alarm that wakes you up with a reminder or message that you’ve chosen to receive.

164
3 years ago

A startup that helps you pay your bills online and via text message.

163
3 years ago

This startup aims to make communication between teams more efficient and fluid by allowing them to send messages, files, and other content between each other, instantly.

162
2 years ago

A chatbot that allows companies to respond to service requests with text messages.

161
2 years ago

"We're a team of entrepreneurs who formed to create a company that helps the world's most powerful brands get more relevant and influential messages sent their way."

160
3 years ago

A company that creates AI-driven widgets for SMS. The startup’s CTO called out the company’s AI as a “turnkey solution” for businesses to send messages from a single point.

159
3 years ago

A "text-based social network" where people can chat with each other, send text messages, and send emoticons and stickers.

159
2 years ago

A startup co-founded by Y Combinator alum Sam Altman, this is a social network where you can make friends with the people you meet through the app. Users pay for memberships and can then message and chat with others on the platform.

158
1 year ago

Allows you to track your time spent on phone calls, direct message conversations, or meetings. The startup wants to help you know how much time you’re spending on tasks that are more important and track how you’re using the time you’re not using.

158
1 year ago

A portfolio of companies that helps brands craft messages and create content for social media. The company is based in San Francisco and is recruiting for a sales team.

158
3 years ago

This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.

157
3 years ago

A startup that sells a $100 smart plug that does everything from controlling the lights in your home to allowing the owner to read text messages on their smartphone from anywhere.

155
2 years ago

A company that makes it easy for people to stay in touch with their loved ones with videos and messages

155
3 years ago

A text message-based calendar that lets you schedule events and reminders, with a calendar interface. The app is available for iOS and Android

150
3 years ago

A text-messaging app that allows people to pay businesses via text message. The startup wants to replace the cashier at your local store.

146
3 years ago

A “dynamic pricing platform” for calls and text messages.

145
3 years ago

The idea is to give companies a better way to communicate and collaborate with customers. The app is designed to make it easy for businesses to send sales-related messages to their entire customer base, employees, and partners.

143
3 years ago

A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”

142
3 years ago

 A text-message based appointment scheduling service for health and wellness companies.

141
3 years ago

A company that provides a platform for users to order food via text message, with a delivery fee attached.

141
3 years ago

DesiChat is a messaging app for long-distance friends in India and Pakistan. After setting up a user account, users can message one another via a phone number, email address, or a Facebook account.

141
1 year ago

A way to pay your friends back for things they’ve done for you, like a small payment that can be sent as a text message.

141
1 year ago

A platform for sharing the messages and pictures people send between different devices. Users can share pictures or video on their Facebook, Instagram, or whatever account and have the files be instantly available on other devices.

140
1 year ago

A company that is building a driverless car for fleets, that can be operated via text message and automatically remembers addresses.

140
1 year ago

A startup for the homeless, letting them order food via text message and pick it up at a central hub.

140
3 years ago

A tool that analyzes your email inbox and categorizes messages into actionable buckets, allowing your inbox to be more productive and your inbox management to be more effective.

139
3 years ago

A startup that helps people communicate with each other on the internet by allowing them to create and share photos, videos, and text messages.

139
1 year ago

A company that helps people see and improve their relationships by analyzing their text messages.

139
3 years ago

Cloud-based CRM that helps businesses with sales and marketing by analyzing data to send targeted marketing messages to the right people.

137
3 years ago

The app uses algorithms to predict the likelihood that a person will commit suicide. It then sends the person a message to remind them to seek help.

137
3 years ago

A platform that provides the ability to create a macro in a user’s email, so you can create a series of emails with the same message but tailored to different recipients.

137
3 years ago

A way to quickly create and administer private group chat messages for teams.

136
3 years ago

A startup that lets companies send out personalized deals to customers via text message

136
2 years ago

SaaS that aims to help marketers get their message out to potential customers.

135
2 years ago

“A very simple messaging app that allows you to send and receive one-to-one and group messages.”

135
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help people who have given up their phones or are reluctant to give them up, to still communicate with loved ones, friends and coworkers. They’ve built a chatbot that allows people to send text messages and make calls to their friends without the phone.

135
1 year ago

The company is building on the model of other online platforms that let you create a “Bitmoji,” an avatar that responds to text and social media messages; it’s a platform for people to create their own avatars for use on social media.

135
1 year ago

A company that offers “digital signage,” or message-enabled displays in stores, restaurants, and other venues.

135
3 years ago

A startup that sells a service where they send you a text message every day with a new quote or thought to get you thinking

134
3 years ago

A startup that allows companies to send a message to their employees and ask them to submit a fake review to help their company look more like a “top-rated” company.

132
3 years ago

A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.

132
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help automate the creation of quotes and invoices via text message. The tool is designed to be used by small business owners and freelancers and would work best with a smartphone, but any text-capable device can be used.

131
3 years ago

A mobile platform that connects customers with local businesses via SMS, via text message. The texting platform is free for customers, and businesses pay a monthly fee ($6.95/month) to use the service.

130
3 years ago

A startup that helps you to connect with friends and family by sharing messages, photos, locations, and locations.

130
3 years ago

A real estate startup that’s building software and hardware to provide renters with a customized lease agreement that’s “as easy as sending a text message”. The startup is building a suite of software to provide leases and automated service agreements.

130
3 years ago

A startup that helps people create and share stories in a way that’s similar to a message board, but not as time-consuming.

129
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.

129
2 years ago

A software company that is building a technology platform that helps e-commerce retailers and merchants deliver tailored messages to consumers based on their gender and demographic information.

129
2 years ago

A messaging service for companies to send and receive messages without requiring employees to have smartphones. The company is working on a product that will work with existing hardware, like a tablet.

129
1 year ago

A technology that lets users send their voice messages to their phones. The startup wants to build a platform that allows users to send voice messages to their phones from any device from anywhere.

129
3 years ago

 A platform that allows users to message and schedule appointments with their favorite doctors online.

127
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.

126
3 years ago

This business helps manage employee schedules, and allows companies to communicate with employees by voice or text message.

126
1 year ago

A private messaging app that encrypts text and video messages between users. It allows users to have end-to-end encryption and forward messages to other users through a secure chat interface.

126
3 years ago

A startup that sells a tool where you can have a virtual assistant send you a message or email whenever a specific set of keywords is mentioned on Twitter

125
1 year ago

This startup is building a white label SaaS platform and mobile app that lets any company send a text message to let people know where they can park their cars.

125
3 years ago

We want to let people organize their photos and videos as easily as they organize their text messages. We’re building a photo management app that’s simple and easy to use, and we’ll be selling our own photo storage product through the app.

123
3 years ago

A software company built to help streamline the process of creating marketing messages and tracking the results. Its software can make it easier for companies to share their messages on social media, help them track how effective their marketing messages are and allow them to better understand what customers are saying about them.

123
2 years ago

App startup that plans to use a bot to send messages to people through their Facebook account.

123
1 year ago

The startup provides a digital platform for employees to share feedback and instant messages with colleagues. Their clients include companies like Cisco, Google, and the U.S. Army.

123
10 months ago

A decentralized email app which allows users to send and receive messages without the need for a central server.

122
3 years ago

A complete package for in-person recruiting events. When you schedule an event, you can mark candidates’ interests on a map, create a class schedule with break times, and then send that info to candidates in a text message.

121
3 years ago

A company that helps online retailers “persuade” a customer to buy from them instead of their competitors. It uses algorithms to determine where the customer is in the buying cycle, and tailors a message to the customer so that they’ll click through to their website.

121
1 year ago

A social networking app where you can message and chat with people who have a rare disease.

121
3 years ago

A virtual assistant that allows users to message and set reminders in text.

119
3 years ago

A cell phone service for the homeless that allows them to send and receive money via text message.

119
2 years ago

A customer service app that lets users send messages from their phones to the company and vice versa.

119
4 months ago

A tool that sends messages to the user to remind them when they start to over-eat, drinking, etc.

119
3 years ago

A free app that lets users create “Mystery Boxes” for their friends. The app helps you send your friends a message that includes a link to a product or experience you’ve never tried before. The recipient then has the option to try it out for free without having to buy it.

118
3 years ago

A secure messaging app that lets individuals and businesses send secure one-time messages

118
3 years ago

A company building a way for people to “rent” their phone data for a monthly fee, with text messages included.

117
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses have a better time making phone calls with their customers. Calling by Landline is a suite of tools for salespeople, agencies, and businesses that helps them capture data and turn it into contextually relevant messages.

116
3 years ago

A company that helps advertisers to maximize the reach of their marketing messages. The startup says it has helped some Fortune 100 companies increase their ad spend by 80%.

115
2 years ago

Startup that allows users to send secure messages from the popular messaging app WeChat to their friends, family, co-workers and other contacts.

114
3 months ago

A messaging app that allows you to send encrypted, free text via phone, email, or text message.

113
2 years ago

An “open source command-line tool for processing Kafka messages”.

112
2 years ago

This startup is building a system that would allow customers to send a text message to multiple retailers and have the purchase executed seamlessly.

110
3 years ago

The startup uses a type of block cipher to encrypt messages for companies.

109
2 years ago

A messaging platform for retailers that allows them to advertise deals or specials to customers with a text message.

108
2 years ago

A startup for sending and receiving bulk SMS messages to groups of people.

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps employees stay protected with a phone app that sends alerts to their phone whenever there’s an important message from their employer.

107
2 years ago

A way to track every action you take on your phone — from every app, to every game, to every message you send — and turn it into a data-driven game engine that lets you play games without the need for a giant library of content.

106
1 year ago

A startup looking to build a platform where users can pay rent or other fees online or via text message.

106
3 years ago

A phone app for sending automated text messages to people who are at an event. Great when a speaker gives an update to a crowd and they are lost for a moment, and also great for sending reminders about things like a doctor’s appointment.

105
2 years ago

A startup that is building an AI platform for making sure the right messages get to the right people at the right time.

105
2 years ago

A company that is creating “smart doorbells” that can help you know when people are around your house and send them text messages.

105
3 years ago

A personal assistant that can get an email, read it, and then respond with a text message. The service is meant as a companion to aid in the act of driving, for instance.

104
3 years ago

A platform that makes it easier for companies to measure employee engagement. It analyzes text messages, chatroom messages, and social media posts to provide employers with insights into what employees prefer, what their priorities are, and what they’re working on.

103
2 years ago

A tool that enables you to create custom groups of contacts on your smartphone and send targeted messages to them.

102
2 years ago

This is a company that makes a screen printed t-shirt with a unique, personal message on it.

102
3 years ago

A company that promises to make travel booking and finding flights as easy as posting a free, ad-supported message on Facebook. The startup has raised $40 million in funding.

101
3 years ago

This real estate startup helps buyers and Sellers negotiate properties with a series of automated videos and text messages. It also takes a commission for each sale.

99
2 years ago

A platform for curating and distributing mobile games. The startup is focused on games that are designed for touchscreens, though they reference other platforms, such as Facebook’s Messenger and Apple’s iMessage.

99
2 years ago

A full-stack SMS API for India. The startup says it can process 10 million messages per hour.

99
3 years ago

A messaging app that eliminates the need for SMS text messages to communicate with a business in China. The startup wants to make calls and texts cheaper and faster, with a focus on reducing spam.

97
2 years ago

 The company with the combined vision of Google, Facebook, and Uber: A new kind of messaging platform that allows you to send and receive a message with a set of actions. An example: You can send a message to a friend and then order them a pizza, with the message automatically being routed through the app and then to the pizza chain.

97
2 years ago

A startup that sends a text message to your wife, letting you know when you’re out of the house.

97
3 years ago

A startup that helps fundraising professionals send real-time messages to donors using Facebook Messenger.

94
2 years ago

A platform for working with email marketing services to send out marketing messages to the right people.

91
2 years ago

A startup that lets you easily communicate with other people. It allows users to easily share their location or message other people on the same journey, and lets them easily save that data for future use.

88
2 years ago

A platform that lets users receive a weekly email (or text message) that shows them how to use their phone.

87
2 years ago

A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

87
2 years ago

A tool that lets teams and companies develop and manage a smarter mobile app. The app can pick up on text messages that contain keywords related to the app’s sales and communicate with customers to upsell them and offer promotions.

86
2 years ago

 This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.

86
1 year ago

Competing with other messaging apps, Tello wants to deliver SMS and MMS messages through the WhatsApp app instead of via a phone carrier.

86
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easy for brands to share their logo, designs, messages, and videos across social media and digital platforms.

86
1 year ago

Virtual assistant that can be used with voice commands and text messages to schedule appointments, make reminder calls, and more. It’s currently available in the US, with plans to expand internationally.

86
3 years ago

A voice-activated assistant that uses machine learning and a proprietary technology to identify critical situations and send messages to users’ phones. The app is meant to serve as a safety companion when users are out and about, guiding them through social situations, helping them get home safely, and handling the occasional emergency.

85
2 years ago

A platform that allows restaurants to send out real-time texts, emails, and social media messages to their menu items.

85
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a tool that will allow people to send personalized messages to their bosses.

83
2 years ago

A chatbot platform that helps restaurants manage the back of their house. It’s built on top of the same language processing technology that Facebook uses to turn user chat messages into ads.

83
2 years ago

A combination of a private messaging app and a dating app, allowing users to send and receive text messages from both their phones and an app.

82
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.

81
2 years ago

A startup that wants to give people a way to share photos and videos via text message, and earn cash for it. It has a mobile app and a web-app.

81
1 year ago

The startup connects doctors in India to patients who want to get tests done through text message.

81
10 months ago

Send an email or text message to your bank account when you make a purchase, then it will alert you when it hits your budget.

81
2 years ago

[email protected] is an email marketing tool that allows businesses to send personalized anonymous email messages to customers at scale.

80
2 years ago

A secure messaging app that competes with Apple’s iMessage.

80
1 year ago

This startup wants to make Snapchat contacts more useful. Instead of just sending a snap to a contact, you can send them a message and have them view it.

80
2 years ago

A startup that works in the messaging space, providing an open API that allows users to send and receive messages via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Slack.

79
2 years ago

A company that allows people with chronic pain to receive prescription refills with a text message.

79
10 months ago

A startup that wants to create an API to make digital payments as simple as sending a text message

79
2 years ago

This startup is building an AI-powered service that allows brands to send messages to their customers through their social media feeds.

78
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to type out a tweet, then share it with the world, letting it be picked up by any message platform, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

78
1 year ago

A company that helps users convert their encrypted messages into text messages and emails.

78
10 months ago

A super-lightweight (and secure) messenger app, making it easier for users to send and receive encrypted messages.

78
1 year ago

A way to set up a white-labeled version of Facebook’s Messenger, where you create a community of people who can message each other without having to create a new account.

77
2 years ago

A platform for sending text messages to employees from their smartphones, without the need to call. The app lets businesses communicate with their employees and strictly enforce company rules.

76
2 years ago

A startup that helps you create an online community for your business by letting you manage groups of people, send and receive messages, and set up polls, surveys, and other interactive content.

74
2 years ago

This company is building an AI bot for executives to give daily guidance to employees via anonymous text messages.

74
2 years ago

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

73
2 years ago

This startup is building a device that allows anyone to send a text message from their computer to a phone number. The device itself is a wristband with a camera and a way to send a photo via a text message.

73
2 years ago

The startup is developing a mobile app that allows employers to post jobs, receive applications, and send messages to candidates.

72
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to create short video clips that act as virtual “emojis” for text messages.

72
2 years ago

A toolkit that lets you embed a “conversation” into a website, like a chat in a forum or a message board.

71
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create a secure messaging app that’s based on blockchain. The app works in a similar manner to Telegram and iMessage, but with a twist: users can easily send encrypted messages to anyone without having to download the app.

71
2 years ago

This startup is building an app that sends a smart message to your employer when you leave your desk. It’s designed to remind companies of their hiring rules, but it could also be useful for workers to avoid calling out sick.

70
2 years ago

A company that has built a platform that allows users to send and receive messages in real time, and is working with the likes of Taco Bell and Starbucks.

70
1 year ago

A text-based message-board system built on the open-source project of the same name. BookClub allows users to write messages, read other messages, and share links to articles. Add/remove friends, send and receive messages, and add emojis to your message.

70
1 year ago

A SaaS that helps hospitals and doctors manage their data, including the ability to send reminders and other notifications via email, text messages, and even voice calls.

70
1 year ago

An online marketplace for buying and selling second-hand goods, where a community of users can post items for sale, and buyers can check things out and message sellers to arrange a pickup.

69
1 year ago

A startup for drinks and food in cities, where consumers can order food via text message and have it delivered to them.

69
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to broadcast video messages and have them sent to phone numbers and text messages.

69
2 years ago

The company wants to make it easier for consumers to pay bills. The startup, which launched in June, has partnered with about 200 companies, including ADT, Best Buy, and Etsy, to offer bill payments via text message.

68
1 year ago

A software suite that allows customers to watch their “spam” folders in real-time, allowing them to see which social media accounts are actually sending unsolicited messages.

68
2 years ago

A messaging app that aggregates all your texts, calls and social media interactions into one place, combining the messages into a single stream for you to keep track of.

67
2 years ago

A plugin for Slack that lets users share files as text messages.

67
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to pay bills and data plans by sending SMS messages. The founder used to work at Groupon and is raising $1.4 million in seed funding.

67
2 years ago

Allows users to send an eBay-style message (“buy it now”) to other users who are already selling the same item.

67
2 years ago

The app sends automated, human-dictated emails and text messages to your contacts to keep you updated on all the things that matter to you.

67
1 year ago

App that builds on the long-established tradition of the “goodbye” note. The startup wants to help you say goodbye to people over email or text message with a personalized note.

67
1 year ago

Based in London, the Startup is a text message based platform that helps businesses get the right resources to the right people.

67
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for managed content delivery for marketers, allowing them to get their messages to consumers via email, SMS, and apps. It currently has 4 customers.

67
6 months ago

A platform to help businesses broadcast their message via social media in a more reliable and effective way. Currently focused on events, but is looking to expand to other areas.

67
2 years ago

A suite of AI tools for retail, based on machine learning and natural language processing. The startup has built a platform to help brands manage messages and marketing automation for their marketing channels.

66
2 years ago

This company is building a platform for people to message, chat, and share content with each other in a private, secure, and encrypted group chat.

66
2 years ago

An alternative to the more popular sharing apps like Snapchat, where people can share videos with friends, but also keep their messages private.

65
2 years ago

A company that allows people to create digitally-signed messages that can be shared across different channels, like email, text and social media.

65
1 year ago

A messaging app that compresses video to send over text and images, meaning users can send longer videos over shorter messages.

65
1 year ago

A company that enforces anti-spam policies and sends notifications to email accounts that have sent messages that’ve been flagged by the platform.

65
1 year ago

This company is building a platform that enables sales reps in India to take orders via text message and then send them to back-end sales reps who are working on an individual transaction.

65
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that connects small businesses with customers that sell goods or services. The order is placed via text message.

65
1 year ago

A startup that connects customers with businesses by way of the phone. The startup is building an API for companies to send messages to customers on their behalf, cutting out the involvement of humans.

65
1 year ago

A startup that’s trying to build an online platform that provides an interface between restaurants, chefs, and customers. With the platform, restaurants can message chefs who can then respond to customers, and also send customers notifications and time-sensitive offers.

65
9 months ago

A startup that’s working on a GPS-powered wearable assistant, which will allow people to speak and send text messages to their devices in order to get notifications, check out weather, and find their location.

65
2 years ago

A SaaS company that provides software to allow brands to send targeted text messages to customers with an opt-in, in order to acquire new customers. The startup is currently working with a number of marketing programs around the world.

64
1 year ago

A “transaction-based” social network, where people can follow others and interact with them through messages. The startup has already signed up 500 users in the US and has plans to expand internationally in the coming months.

64
1 year ago

This startup is building a messaging app that won’t let you send a group text message, but will instead send you a notification on your phone and let you respond via an in-app message. It’s an attempt to develop more effective messaging and improve how people deal with notifications.

64
1 year ago

By taking a person’s smartphone and putting a radio in the headphone jack, Forever’s app turns the phone into a walkie talkie, sending and receiving messages to and from other users. After launching in June, the startup has collected 100,000 users.

64
10 months ago

A startup that will allow people to attach themselves to a message and send it to specific contacts or friends. Called “rallying”, the app is meant to speed up responses and bring people together.

63
1 year ago

A messaging app that uses blockchain to verify messages and attachments.

62
10 months ago

A digital banking service that allows customers to access their accounts with a text message

62
9 months ago

By combining artificial intelligence, machine learning, and a human expert, Remitly wants to be the Uber or Lyft for international money transfers. The company wants to make money transfer as simple as receiving a text message, and was founded in June.

62
1 year ago

A software platform that serves as a middleman between businesses and their customers. The startup enables businesses to send messages to customers via text, email, or text-to-speech. It says it has monthly recurring revenue of $45,000 and has onboarded 150 businesses in the past year.

61
1 year ago

A visual way of sending money to family and friends, with built-in chat capabilities so you can directly message your recipients about the funds.

61
1 year ago

A new messaging app that can push high-quality voice messages to users.

61
5 months ago

A system that allows people to receive messages in real time from the devices they buy.

61
2 years ago

A tool that connects businesses with demand partners, to help them figure out which customers to prioritize and when to send them campaign messages.

60
1 year ago

An iOS app that lets you call in sick, automatically send messages, and manage the flow of your body’s functions all through an app.

60
1 year ago

A startup that connects customers with their local locksmiths via text message, with the startup taking a cut of each transaction.

60
1 year ago

The company allows users to connect their devices to their domain, and send messages to other users in real time.

60
9 months ago

A more social way to track your favorite online shops and products, letting you like them and send them messages in real-time.

60
1 year ago

 Great for users who want to maintain a network of family and friends, this startup is trying to build a system that analyzes text messages and sends push-notifications when your friends are nearby. The startup is in the early stages of development, but their team has already been working on the product for a year.

59
1 year ago

The startup is building a more secure messaging app, where users can send plain text messages, but also photos and videos.

59
1 year ago

A tool that allows workers to send messages to their managers, such as “I’m on my way to work now” or “I’m busy working on this project right now”.

59
6 months ago

A cloud-based messaging service for businesses. The company’s API allows businesses to send and receive messages from their customers using any messaging service available.

59
1 year ago

One of the most popular ways to stay in touch with friends and family has to be through text messages. The company wants to build a texting platform that is both secured and private.

58
1 year ago

A company that wants to selectively make a person’s inbox more efficient by automatically removing messages that are less important, without having to manually flag them.

58
2 years ago

A B2B company that uses email, chat and video to help brands make more natural, real-time campaigns. They want to target consumers with the right message at the right time.

57
1 year ago

“A platform that allows people to sell, message, and follow their favorite influencers.”

57
1 year ago

A messaging app for teams, allowing them to send messages without going through a centralized corporate email system.

57
1 year ago

A company that helps companies manage their email marketing and provide a way for users to unsubscribe from marketing messages.

57
1 year ago

A B2B startup that provides sales and marketing automation for large B2B companies, allowing them to select the right message for the right customer, and send it to the right people.

56
6 months ago

Building an AI engine that can help brands optimize their creative workflows with a tool that can find creative inspiration in their customers’ online behavior. The startup is working with brands and agencies to build a tool that helps them find the right marketing message.

56
1 year ago

A platform that allows landlords to automatically send text messages and email to their tenants, in order to help with maintenance and communication.

55
1 year ago

A tool to help organizations centralize their communication. The app makes it easy to send messages to all employees or just a handful of people.

55
1 year ago

This is a service for designers, who have to put up with clients who don’t understand what they’re trying to say, who use technical jargon and who don’t really grasp how to communicate a message. So, they’re building a platform to help designers communicate more effectively.

55
1 year ago

A way to make it easier for users to take their own photos and quickly share them on social networks. The startup wants to make sharing photos with friends as easy as sending a text message.

55
1 year ago

A friend-based messaging platform with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community, allowing users to share and re-share messages with a who’s-who of community members. The app also has a messaging feature for non-users.

55
1 year ago

A way for landlords to communicate with their tenants via text message.

55
9 months ago

A startup that wants to help businesses that sell products or services over the web connect with customers and optimize the flow of emails and text messages.

55
1 year ago

A company that attaches to a user’s existing email accounts to monitor and track the open, active and archived messages in those accounts. The startup delivers reports based on the metrics they collect, which they say will show how many times a person opens an email and what it said in a more-granular way than a lot of other email tracking solutions.

54
1 year ago

A company that helps prevent fraudulent charges by sending text messages to customers when they’re about to make a payment.

54
1 year ago

A company that helps employees and managers communicate with each other through text messages. It’s a mobile application that ties into a company’s existing communication system to send and receive messages, and also syncs with a company’s calendar and contacts.

54
6 months ago

This startup wants to help companies with their marketing and social media strategy. They’re building a suite of tools that help companies draft messages, find influencers, and manage their social channels.

54
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that allows companies to send messages from anywhere and send them to specific people. It also provides a way for users to “like” or comment on other members’ posts.

53
1 year ago

A technology that allows you to receive a text message with a code that lets you know when your package has arrived. It’s similar to the Amazon Prime Now service, but for local stores.

53
1 year ago

An AI-enabled messaging app that helps users track who they’re communicating with, and to whom they’re sending messages. The startup is unusual in that it’s a messaging app, not a social network. It is also similar in some ways to the messaging app Telegram.

53
1 year ago

This startup lets brands send direct messages to their customers.

53
3 years ago

Idea: An email security service that lets you see all messages that have been “scanned” by email providers like Gmail. Currently in beta.

52
2 years ago

A tool for users to communicate with each other without the need for a public forum or a message board. It’s a website where users can share a file and a message, and the messages are encrypted and deleted from the system after they have been read.

52
1 year ago

A startup that wants to provide a more unified experience for using Slack, a popular chat app. It wants to take this message board-like service one step further by integrating with other services like Trello and Asana.

52
1 year ago

A secure messaging app for journalists that allows them to send messages to sources and colleagues without exposing their phone number.

52
8 months ago

A startup that is building a platform for small and medium sized businesses to send out SMS messages and interact with customers in a more personal way.

52
1 year ago

The idea behind this platform is to allow businesses to share their data with their customers and other companies. The API allows businesses to send messages and information to each other, and to integrate different products.

51
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI-based personal assistant that can read texts, emails and chat messages, and help you organize your day.

51
11 months ago

For people who are accustomed to checking their email every few minutes, this startup wants to help them build a habit of checking their email only once a day to see what’s new and respond to important messages.

51
11 months ago

A company that helps customers promote their message on social media without paying for it.

51
9 months ago

A digital platform that creates “the world’s first bot-free messaging app” with a focus on private, encrypted messages.

51
1 year ago

A startup that allows companies to create training videos and email messages for their sales teams.

49
9 months ago

A startup that lets you post pictures with a more personalized message on your Twitter feed.

49
1 year ago

An AI-focussed messaging app that helps small businesses create sales and marketing messages for their businesses.

48
1 year ago

An “out-of-office” message that employees can use to notify managers about absence.

48
9 months ago

This startup is building a way for people to quickly and easily send encrypted messages with any messaging app. The startup is targeting the social media and dating industries, but is also looking to create a way for journalists to securely communicate with sources.

48
2 months ago

A way to help doctors and patients communicate better in person and over the phone, and even in real time. Beside is a way of sending images and videos over text messages and calls.

48
11 months ago

A digital assistant that allows you to ask your Alexa-enabled home device to do things like send a text message (for example, to someone with a mobile phone), set an alarm, or set a reminder.

47
1 year ago

A startup that has built a mobile app that uses machine learning to identify people at risk of suicide, and sends them a text message. The startup says that by the time they’ve reached 1% of their users, they’ve saved a life.

45
1 year ago

This is a startup that wants to be the next-generation of social media, where people can create ephemeral messages that disappear after a few hours.

45
1 year ago

An AI chatbot that’s powered by text message.

45
9 months ago

A startup that allows a user to send a personal message directly to elected officials, allowing them to voice their concerns or suggestions directly to lawmakers.

45
7 months ago

 a way to connect with people you’re interested in and who are interested in you. Based on your Facebook data, Bumble is able to tell you who’s single, who you should message, and who’s interested in you.

45
5 months ago

A startup that makes it easier to manage a group of people who share the same set of interests, sent messages to each other, and get updates from each other. It’s basically a more robust version of a group text.

45
1 year ago

A startup that is building a device that can read text messages in the blind and translate them into audio.

44
1 year ago

A startup that wants to “help brands connect with influencers on Instagram,” with a dashboard that lets brands create content, track posts, and even buy followers. It’s also recently launched a targeting tool that allows brands to send messages to certain parts of the Instagram user base, like hip hop fans, people in the 18-24 age range, and so on.

44
1 year ago

An AI-based tool for giving context to text messages and other messaging, which can help humans better understand the context of messages and improve their impact.

43
1 year ago

SaaS company that provides customer service representatives with a way to communicate with customers who call the company’s 800 number via text message and email.

42
1 year ago

The startup helps small businesses automate marketing, by sending out daily messages about sales, discounts and promotions.

42
11 months ago

A startup that wants to help online merchants better understand the sales and purchases of their customers. Through a data-driven approach to marketing, they can provide meaningful and targeted messages that help a customer move forward.

41
8 months ago

A tool for sending text messages to multiple phone numbers simultaneously for a single message.

41
7 months ago

This startup is building a simple solution for people who want to send money to each other via text message. The company’s platform is built with the goal of making it easy to pay friends and family, and is targeting the $15 billion remittance market.

40
6 months ago

A way for retailers to send direct messages to shoppers on social media, or search for products by brand or category. It will help them create customized experiences around their products, and serve as a digital storefront for their customers.

40
1 year ago

A startup that hopes to bring the power of AI to the enterprise. One of their biggest products is a “gender analysis engine” that can do things like identify who would be the best spokesperson for a company’s message, or predict the outcome of a sales pitch.

38
5 months ago

 A startup that helps doctors and patients communicate more effectively by sending text messages to your phone. The startup is in the testing phase, but it already has some clients.

38
1 year ago

This startup wants to build bots for Slack and Slack’s chat-based messaging app. It’s focused on building bots that can schedule meetings, search for people, and do basic tasks like responding to messages.

37
1 year ago

This startup wants to give companies a more secure way to send secure messages.

36
4 months ago

A text message-powered email app for millennials

36
1 year ago

Parents who have moved to another city often have to worry about their kids. The startup uses AI and machine learning to monitor kids and send parents messages when they need to check in on their children or make sure they’re all right.

35
7 months ago

A company that allows people to create AI-based applications to manage their phone numbers, voicemails and text messages.

35
6 months ago

A technology that allows users of a smartwatch to send and receive messages from the watch using the same interface used on their phones.

35
8 months ago

This startup wants to make sending money between friends easier, and it’s already working with more than a dozen businesses, with a goal of making it as easy and as ubiquitous as sending a text message.

33
7 months ago

The idea behind Fold is that you would be able to “fold” an email and send it to a friend without having to write it out. The startup wants to build an email app that lets you “fold” emails and send them through a variety of platforms like Gmail and Slack, and then have the recipient open the message with a link to a PDF or video.

33
6 months ago

A client-facing tool for managing customer concerns and resolving issues using SMS text messages.

33
3 years ago

Idea: A tool for financial advisors to help them build stronger relationships with clients. The startup helps advisors keep track of how they’re spending time with clients and helps with communication like text messages and phone calls.

32
5 months ago

 A text messaging platform (think iMessage but for SMS) that keeps track of who you’re texting and when, and allows you to pay for message distribution.

30
4 months ago

A tool for companies to increase sales by helping them understand their customer base, and also reach out to them with marketing messages. The startups says that it will help businesses of all sizes, from large multinationals to small businesses.

29
7 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to talk with their doctors and have their health care needs determined via text message.

28
3 months ago

This startup is building a library of data sets that help companies predict how people will respond to various marketing messages.

28
5 months ago

A private messaging app that lets you send self-destructing messages that vanish after a certain amount of time.

27
3 months ago

A feature for Slack which will allow users to translate messages into local languages, and vice versa.

27
29 days ago

This startup is building AI that can automate the entire candidate experience — from sending text messages to an applicant to determining final hiring decisions.

27
3 years ago

Idea: This startup is building an API for “on-demand” news writing Companies can pay to have their message delivered as a news story on sites like Business Insider, The Next Web, and CNBC

26
5 months ago

A startup that makes a device that connects to the Apple Watch Series 3 and gives users the ability to answer calls and text messages from their wrists. The gadget, which is called the Apple Watch H2O was first unveiled in June 2015.

26
3 months ago

A startup that makes it easy to connect your email and social media accounts, allowing you to subscribe to messages, tweets, and posts from friends and family.

26
1 month ago

A startup that lets people book hotel rooms via text message, with no fees for cancellations.

25
4 months ago

A startup that helps companies communicate with their clients (or customers) by giving them the ability to message directly into the client’s inbox.

24
1 month ago

A startup that allows users to send messages to large groups of friends, using a “scheduler” to send messages at the right time in a day.

24
6 months ago

A startup that enables companies to communicate with customers on their terms, including the ability to send and schedule messages, tickets, and make payments.

23
4 months ago

A tool that helps marketers reach their customers, with a focus on helping them prioritize the right messages at the right time.

21
3 months ago

A startup that wants to connect people on the same street (or city) via a phone call, text message, or video call.

21
1 month ago

A platform for sending automated text messages to buyers about their favorite deals.

21
5 months ago

A startup that brings in-app messaging to smartphones, letting users send a message to friends across Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Users can also send an in-app image or doodle.

20
5 months ago

A dedicated email address for all of your email, with smarts that help you filter and organization your incoming messages.

19
1 month ago

A mobile app that lets a business, for example, send a text message to an employee’s phone at the end of the day letting them know how well they did on their shifts.

19
4 months ago

A platform for managing and monitoring worker safety. It sends text messages to workers with safety reminders, and can alert them when they’re in danger of injury.

18
3 months ago

A machine learning platform for email marketing. The startup is seeking to become a data-driven email marketing platform that helps its clients increase their email open rates and deliver more relevant messages to better convert their email list.

18
4 months ago

This company is building a platform that helps small businesses advertise on Craigslist, connecting them with the site’s users through text or voice messages.

16
4 months ago

A customer service SaaS for merchants. The startup helps brick-and-mortar businesses provide support via text message and chat.

15
4 months ago

A text-message-based platform for hiring truck drivers and delivering food. The company doesn’t actually own trucks, but instead acts as a middleman to connect drivers with restaurants and other businesses that need to deliver food.

15
4 months ago

A tool that lets companies manage their contractors via a dashboard or text message. The company says it has over 10k active contractors on its platform.

15
2 months ago

A startup that wants to help people manage their social media accounts better by giving them a way to send out their time-sensitive messages and updates from within a single application.

13
1 month ago

A messaging app that allows people to send and receive short message-based texts. The company wants to use SMS as a way to reach a customer base that is increasingly coming online.

13
25 days ago

An AI that uses machine learning to prioritize and rank the phones of people in your family, using neural networks. The app allows you to opt-in to have the app send you messages based on your family’s needs, such as when new people should be considered members of your family.

13
26 days ago

A message board-style platform for people to discuss topics.

12
26 days ago

A company that enables consumers to send their questions to experts online via text message

12
21 days ago

A company that builds “digital products” – essentially, a set of tools used to help people spread their ideas and messages.

12
1 month ago

A product that will allow companies to use online education as a recruitment tool. They’ll create a classroom, set the time, and send the message to the employees, who can choose to attend.

11
1 month ago

A social platform that allows users to create a “room” of people they can easily message when they’re traveling and need help.

10
22 days ago

We’ve all been there: you’re leaving a message on a voice message system, and you’re cut off, because you’ve used up your allotted number of minutes. Time to Call helps you to cancel those messages entirely.

10
1 month ago

Customized video training for business owners to help them get their message across.

9
9 days ago

A wearable device that can detect if a person’s heart rate is speeding up due to a panic attack and then send them an SMS message to let them know they’re having a panic attack, or even give them a breathing exercise to help calm down.

9
3 years ago

A startup that tracks the value of your car, and sends you a text message anytime the value of your car has depreciated by a certain amount

8
1 month ago

This startup is building a service that lets you buy a “reaction card” for anything you want to share on YouTube. The startup charges for the cards, which let you easily attach an emoji alongside a message.

8
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that’s building a way to send Slack messages to Google Home and the Amazon Echo The startup is working with companies to add these integrations to their workflows

6
27 days ago

A repurposing of the popular online dating app where people can create a profile, see what they’re interested in, and, if they’re interested, send a message to see if their interests are mutual.

6
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that allows you to send a text message to someone, and it’ll automatically be posted as a review to Google, Yelp, Facebook, and other places on the internet.

4
3 years ago

Idea: A startup to send money like a text message

3
11 days ago

A startup that’s building a service that would let people back-up their photos, videos and messages (“Moments”), which would live on a secure encrypted cloud. The startup is taking in $250,000 in seed funding.

3
3 years ago

Idea: A platform to send short audio clips with a text message The startup wants to make texting more like talking

2
3 years ago

A startup that provides an online chat system that is paired with a mobile app where people can message a doctor for a diagnosis

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3 years ago

A startup where people can create a online profile, and other people can message them

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that allows you to buy and sell the right to be interrupted by someone else’s marketing messages It’s a tool to help businesses manage their marketing spend and find a better ROI

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3 years ago

Idea: A startup that lets users create, share, and track video messages with friends/family

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3 years ago

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

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3 years ago

Idea: Fake doesn’t want to be your go-to messaging app. The app is meant to make it more difficult for people to read your messages and for companies to

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