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Micro Startup Ideas



10 months ago

A micro-budgets app for people who want to plan for a big expense (like a wedding) in advance.

4,054
3 years ago

A startup that is building a network of solar power microgrids, allowing users to self-generate their own power.

1,591
8 months ago

A micro-finance startup that empowers anyone to open a small business, using mobile technology.

582
1 year ago

A company that helps businesses buy and resell the software licenses they need. The startup helps businesses save money on some of the more expensive licenses, like Microsoft Office.

551
1 year ago

A micro-city and coworking space, which will include a cafe, a bar, a rooftop garden, and a dance floor.

373
3 years ago

 A micro-funding platform for entrepreneurs, reducing the cost of startup capital for high growth startups by providing a mechanism for investors to match their own funds with the startups they care about. The goal is to save startups money on the front end while generating real returns on the back end.

304
2 years ago

They’re building an app for crowdfunding microloans to SMEs in India.

291
2 years ago

An online platform for peer-to-peer lending in India. The startup serves community microlenders in India that are looking to lend out smaller amounts of money to people in need.

251
3 years ago

A company building a browser extension that adds web-based editing to Microsoft Word, enabling users to do everything from adding images to creating tables and charts.

234
2 years ago

A company that wants to help retailers, brands and advertisers to build micro-websites for their products and services. These sites can be built from just a couple of hundred lines of code, and could easily be customized to individual products and services.

234
3 years ago

A startup that sells a tool for determining if someone is lying or not (voice recognition, eye movement, micro-expressions)

201
10 months ago

Meeple is a startup that uses a micro-lending platform to help small businesses and startups get financing. The startup, which was founded in April, currently has $5,000 in monthly recurring revenue and is looking to raise a seed round.

199
3 years ago

A company that uses Microsoft Azure to help businesses create and manage online store fronts

193
3 years ago

A platform for managing micro loans for rural households.

190
2 years ago

The fund focuses on two themes: 1) creating new tools to enable better access to financial services (including micro-credit, financial products, and payment systems) and 2) creating new technologies for improving the quality of health care.

190
3 years ago

Microfinancing platform that uses a machine learning algorithm to do credit checks and a risk assessment in order to make sure the capital they lend is actually utilized. Microfinance is a $2.6 trillion industry where millions of people lack access to loans, and that’s where the startup wants to come in and help.

189
2 years ago

A cloud-based office that provides over-the-desk access to a suite of productivity tools, including office apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It’s available as a SaaS service, or as an onsite installation.

188
3 years ago

A tool for distribution of food and groceries to people in need, in the form of a vehicle equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee machine, and that can travel down the street from a central hub. The startup’s founders are veterans of the American military.

184
2 years ago

A productivity startup that wants to make office Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel much more efficient. Available on Windows/Mac.

184
3 years ago

A platform that allows people who have low credit scores to apply for microloans

180
2 years ago

A startup that lets you create a custom, branded, and optimized mobile application using the same platform that’s used by Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

180
3 years ago

A provider of microfinance loans to rural communities in the US. The startup is entering markets in India, Pakistan and Ghana to expand the profitability of its loans.

179
2 years ago

A shirt that tells you when you're about to burn your finger when you touch the microwave.

178
1 year ago

This is an app for lending money to friends and family, with a focus on microloans.

178
3 years ago

A startup that helps people in developing countries get micro-loans

173
3 years ago

A tool for teams to manage their Microsoft Dynamics 365 contracts, making it easy to see who has been paid and which tasks have been completed.

171
3 years ago

Idea: An online platform for verifying resumes for job-seekers The startup is working with employers like Microsoft, with plans to expand to the finance, health, and education sectors

168
3 years ago

A startup that aims to take the power out of microgrids and put it into the hands of consumers. The startup is working on a battery pack with solar panels that can be installed on the rooftops of homes and offices and be used to supply electricity for a certain period of time, much like a powerbank.

166
3 years ago

A micro lending platform that helps small businesses in India access credit. It doesn’t charge interest, but charges a fee for the loans.

166
3 years ago

A platform for micro-transactions for online merchants. The startup wants to eliminate the need for credit cards. The startup has its first pilot under its belt, with $300,000 in monthly revenue.

165
2 years ago

A micro-investment platform, focused on small savings accounts.

165
1 year ago

U.S. startup that aims to bring rapid, inexpensive, and secure payments to the unbanked. PayMate's blockchain-based payment technology can be used for international remittances and micropayments.

165
3 years ago

As a company, HirePound has raised $1.4 million in capital. But as a company, it says it is on track to make $50 million in revenue in the next year. The company is a job board for the growing gig economy, connecting employers with micro-consultants and other contractors.

164
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy for companies to have a way to keep track of their products’ life cycles. The plan is to sell the idea to the likes of HP, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, and Volkswagen.

164
3 years ago

Podium is a tool for building and running sales meetings. The startup is working with companies like Slack, PayPal, and Microsoft to build digital sales meetings that are more efficient and engaging.

163
3 years ago

A “shareable” version of Microsoft Word, with a story, an audio component, and a visualization component.

162
3 years ago

A startup that enables anyone to create a micro-site and sell it for $10 a month.

161
2 years ago

A micro-investment app that lets a person invest what they earn in their Roth IRA.

160
3 years ago

A microfinance platform for the poor that provides an online finance management system. It helps with credit, savings, loans, and building businesses.

159
3 years ago

The startup is looking to disrupt the $2.8 trillion consumer credit industry, which it says is ripe for disruption by building a better credit scoring system for micro and small businesses using data from a company called Credit Karma.

158
3 years ago

A “micro-investment platform” that lets employees invest in each other’s startups.

158
3 years ago

A micro-insurance company that insures the risk of non-payment for vendors and freelancers.

152
3 years ago

A micro-loan startup that helps small businesses get loans to cover inventory. The company, which was founded in May, says it has already closed $1.5 million.

151
3 years ago

A micro-insurance company for the UK market.

151
3 years ago

This startup is building a way to bring the power of analytics to the micro-economy. The startup has been in stealth mode since 2016.

147
3 years ago

 Gives entrepreneurs and startups easy access to the hardware they need to build and run their business. Founded by a former Microsoft engineer, the company has raised $2.5M and is launching in beta today.

147
2 years ago

A micro-currency with no transaction fees. The startup is building a global payment solution for enterprises and consumers. It’s notable for being the first to integrate a cryptocurrency into an existing business.

147
3 years ago

A company that says it is building a “micro-lending platform”.

146
3 years ago

A SaaS platform that helps businesses manage their accounts receivable and payables. The company works with clients like Microsoft and Infosys.

146
3 years ago

This is a non-profit that gives "micro-loans" to entrepreneurs in Laos so they can start businesses. The startup has raised $50,000 in seed funding.

145
3 years ago

This startup is producing the next generation of technologies that can detect and remove water in buildings to prevent mold, bacteria, and other harmful microbes from growing.

145
3 years ago

A tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

144
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help businesses get their data into Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service.

144
3 years ago

A startup that offers a platform for building micro-communities online. The company wants to bring the community dynamic of crowdfunding to communities in which people have a shared interest.

143
3 years ago

A cloud-based version of Microsoft Word that lets people create and edit documents from their phones.

142
9 months ago

This startup is building a network of “micro-entrepreneurs” to help them expand their businesses.

142
3 years ago

A micro-app that helps teachers (and students) create and share lessons online. Zoono is currently in private beta, and is designed to help you teach, review, and grade lessons more efficiently by providing a single platform.

141
3 years ago

A startup that helps farmers and businesses avoid the high cost of getting loans, especially through microfinance.

139
3 years ago

Centrify Corporate Services is a cloud-based managed services provider that helps enterprises bring their on-premises Microsoft-based services into the cloud.

138
3 years ago

A “worker-owned cooperative” that will put a new spin on the working world, pairing freelancers and clients with each other to help them co-create a working space, and to help members through a “micro-retirement” plan.

138
3 years ago

A microfinancing platform that gives small businesses access to capital they need to grow.

138
3 years ago

A digital wallet for micro-businesses that allows them to accept payments online and get payment cards in the mail. It provides a merchant account and payment card.

137
3 years ago

A microfinance company that provides small loans to farmers in India to help them hedge against the possibility that their crops might fail.

137
3 years ago

 A “Global Credit Network” where you can borrow money from anyone in the world — no credit checks and no collateral. The startup is building the infrastructure to make international microlending easy.

136
3 years ago

A micro-payment platform for small businesses and freelancers. The startup is building a platform that enables small businesses and freelancers to accept micropayments via PayPal or their own branded payment processor.

136
3 years ago

Fingers is a web-based email app for teams that aims to look familiar to those who’ve used Microsoft Outlook, and is for teams that are already using Microsoft Office. It allows users to set up and share meetings, schedules, and tasks.

136
3 years ago

A startup that lets you sync your Microsoft Outlook calendar to your iPhone.

135
3 years ago

A startup that wants to help companies build special-purpose blockchains for their use cases, eliminating the need to create an entirely new blockchain. The startup is currently focusing on the health industry, with an emphasis on micropayments.

134
3 years ago

A micro-invention technology startup that lets anyone print 3D objects using simple DIY kits.

134
3 years ago

A micro-insurance company that is beginning to offer healthcare coverage to low-income individuals in the US. Their goal is to reach the uninsured and help them purchase insurance.

133
3 years ago

A microinsurance startup that serves older Americans looking to make sure they don’t spend money on medical expenses they can’t afford.

132
3 years ago

A company that’s building a platform to allow businesses to create “microlearning” modules that can be embedded in email, webinar, or web pages

130
1 year ago

The New England Aquarium has just added a new exhibit called the “Eco-Dome”, which is a way to turn the existing aquarium into a living representation of the ocean. The exhibit will be a hands-on experience that allows visitors to see the conditions of plastic, microbeads, and other ocean waste in the wild.

130
1 year ago

Micro-loans to small businesses in India, offering a simple way to borrow $50 to $5,000. The company has already helped over 2,000 businesses, with plans to expand to the US by the end of 2020

130
3 years ago

A new kind of “under-the-radar” startup that creates and maintains “micro-cities” for renters, like Uber for apartment complexes.

127
3 years ago

A startup run by former Microsoft employee Jason Pelczer, that’s developing a system for companies to accept crypto payments for their enterprise software. The company is targeting companies in the financial services sector.

125
3 years ago

A micro-task marketplace to help people find work, and help businesses manage the process of hiring and paying, while getting more things done.

125
3 years ago

A company that helps freelance and on-call workers find jobs. It’s currently working with 10,000 companies including Uber, GoDaddy, and Microsoft.

124
3 years ago

A micro-investment product for small investors. The startup has created a platform that allows you to invest in a portfolio of loans rather than a single loan.

124
1 year ago

A mobile app for the economically underprivileged in India that will help them apply for micro loans. The startup has already provided over $400,000 worth of loans.

124
3 years ago

Another digital banking app for Brazil, offering a new way for micro-businesses to manage their financials.

123
3 years ago

A platform that helps brands get social media engagement from their customers. The company is developing a micro-blogging platform for brands, with a focus on its “Brand Advocates”, who are Instagrammers who are paid to share and promote the brands with their followers. The company is nearing $2 million in funding after raising $800,000 in seed capital.

122
3 years ago

A startup that provides a SaaS platform for SaaS companies to build high quality content. The startup is backed by some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter.

121
1 year ago

A startup working with banks to develop apps for their clients, like a mobile wallet app for micro-transactions.

120
1 year ago

A microfinance startup that’s taking on the traditional banking system.

119
3 years ago

A microservices-based API which helps developers build applications which benefit from faster and more efficient data processing, often beyond traditional limits of the cloud.

118
3 years ago

Y Combinator alum Dan Ellis and co-founder Andrew Conway came up with the idea to make an app that would help people use Microsoft Excel more efficiently. The startup, which has raised $1.3 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz , works with large companies to help them get their work into Excel faster.

117
3 years ago

This startup is looking to bring the power of location, social, and commerce to micro-businesses like restaurants and flower shops.

116
2 years ago

A micro-entrepreneur in India that wants to relieve the stress of small businesses by providing them with a platform for managing all their accounting needs.

116
3 years ago

 A micro-sanctuary for homeless pets in New York City. The startup aims to make it easy for people to adopt homeless pets while keeping them in a safe environment.

114
10 months ago

A company that helps employers create “micro-workforce” solutions, allowing employers to outsource tasks without hiring full-time employees. The startup is building a product that helps B2B companies scale without hiring.

114
3 years ago

A micro-insurance product that allows people to buy health insurance for $5 a month to cover catastrophic medical expenses. The startup is looking to build out a network of health centers around the country.

111
3 years ago

A startup that helps marketers create social media content on a micro-benchmark basis

111
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

Help large companies save money on marketing campaigns by letting them create their own micro-websites on the Shopify platform, with custom-designed pages and a store location.

110
3 years ago

A startup that uses Microsoft Azure to help banks and other financial institutions build their own online banking services.

109
3 years ago

A company that provides a micro-insurance product for students to cover important expenses.

109
1 year ago

 A startup that helps bloggers increase their reach and content distribution. The company has built a micro-influencer network that helps content creators get featured on other sites and generate more traffic.

109
9 months ago

The company has met with banks in more than 15 countries and has 15,000 credit card holders. The startup wants to provide a “micro ATM” that allows people to withdraw cash from their phones.

109
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to replace your old and inefficient microwaves with a new model that uses less energy

108
3 years ago

A resource for women on the road to help them be better travelers. The company says it’s already working with companies like Microsoft and Time Warner Cable.

108
3 years ago

The company’s software helps companies with customer service, and is used by companies like Microsoft and Salesforce

107
3 years ago

A software startup that helps businesses subscribe to services like Slack, Stripe, Microsoft Teams, WeChat, and more.

106
1 year ago

A platform for developers to build and test microservices, in a tool that has real time monitoring and analytics.

106
3 years ago

A SaaS that serves as a “commercial intranet” for companies, developed by a former Microsoft executive. The company says it has nearly 1,000 customers and has raised $30 million in funding.

104
1 year ago

A blockchain-based payments platform built on a protocol called Tango, designed to enable micropayments.

104
3 years ago

This startup is building an “enterprise-ready” version of Microsoft Office for businesses.

103
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a visual way to debate on the internet. The DictateMe platform will allow creators to speak a language into a microphone and then have their words transcribed and displayed as a video, so that people can watch and transcribe a debate, then vote, and finally produce a final video.

103
2 years ago

A blockchain-based peer-to-peer lending platform to help women access micro-lending.

101
3 years ago

A startup that plans to help large and small companies build their own cloud infrastructure on top of Microsoft’s Azure platform.

100
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool for people who want to start their own Airbnb-like site to rent out their rooms. They’re targeting “micro-hosts” who want to supplement their income by renting out a spare room, kitchen, or patio space.

99
2 years ago

A startup that aims to bring the power of blockchain to microfinance

97
2 years ago

A company that helps people store and manage content on Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

93
2 years ago

A micro-insurance platform for the Southeast Asian market that wants to make sure that medical expenses, trips, and other events are covered.

92
1 year ago

This is a service that’s creating a new kind of “try before you buy” app store. The startup’s in-app purchasing allows people to try an app before buying it. The startup has agreements with Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.

92
2 years ago

The startup wants to build a marketplace for the next generation of employees, where companies can sell affordable part-time and contingent labor for tasks like cleaning, deliveries and other services. It wants to build a company that will be able to create a network of “micro-employers”, who can offer cheap labor, solve for the “short-term inconvenience of an extra employee,” and scale quickly.

91
2 years ago

A micro-finance tool meant to help entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

91
2 years ago

A finance startup with a focus on microloans. It wants to connect the world to tiny credit that they can use to make small purchases like groceries or pay small bills.

91
2 years ago

A company that wants to build a platform that allows users to run their own autonomous transportation service. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding. Their first product is the Dragon Ride, a micro electric vehicle that can carry up to 40 pounds of cargo.

90
2 years ago

Microcredit company. They are providing micro-loans to low-income earners in developing countries.

90
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that helps small businesses create, manage, and promote their own websites. It’s a mix of Microsoft Office and Shopify.

89
2 years ago

A startup that’s looking to help the global microfinance community use new technology to reduce losses.

88
2 years ago

A micro-financing company that uses a network of community banks to help people in developing countries get loans.

88
2 years ago

The startup is building a “mesh” of a microgrid. Microgrids are local electricity grids that can re-route power, and as such are an effective tool for disaster recovery.

87
2 years ago

This startup is building an app to help companies decide between what they call “full stack” or “micro-services” architectures.

86
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses use their phone to do basic accounting. The company is working with complex micro-payments, inventory management, order-taking, and invoicing.

85
2 years ago

A micro-loan company that converts energy into cash for the poorest people in the world.

85
2 years ago

A “game-changing” way to interact with a refrigerator. The startup wants to combine the features of a smartphone with a microwave oven to create a connected kitchen appliance that lets you shop and cook from any device.

85
2 years ago

A micro-enterprise that sells coffee to drive around in the back of a van.

85
2 years ago

A micro-insurance company that works via an app. The startup wants to offer affordable auto insurance to small businesses.

84
2 years ago

A credit card-processing platform for the $1.3 trillion microloan market.

84
1 year ago

This startup is building a way to make it easier to buy and sell cats and dogs, currently down to the micro-level.

84
2 years ago

A platform for “micro-farmers” to sell crops in bulk, either in person or online.

83
2 years ago

 A place to find gigs, a micro-tender marketplace.

83
1 year ago

A platform for granting loans to the homeless in the Philippines. The startup has 2.4 million members, and has processed more than $1.6 billion in microloans.

83
2 years ago

Based on the startup’s founder’s work at Kiva, a nonprofit that helps people in poverty create micro loans, the startup wants to expand its service to provide people in the US loans at a lower cost. It currently serves small businesses in 30 US cities.

82
1 year ago

A micro-insurance company that uses an app to manage your medical payments.

82
2 years ago

A company that sells photos taken by its users to other companies like Coca Cola, Microsoft, etc., for use in advertising.

81
2 years ago

A micro-finance company that provides loans to entrepreneurs in rural India.

78
2 years ago

A micropayment tool that allows consumers to pay less than a cent per item.

78
2 years ago

A micro-job platform where people can earn a few dollars an hour doing a task for a company that already has a full-time employee doing that same task. The idea is that someone can have a few hours of work on Mechanical Turk each day already, and that’s the entirety of their work week.

77
2 years ago

A digital micro lender that aims to help small businesses and startups purchase inventory and other supplies, and set up loans for that inventory, using a combination of bank and non-bank lending.

77
2 years ago

A micro-banking startup focused on helping the unbanked in low-income, remote areas of rural Kenya.

77
1 year ago

A micro-lending platform that uses blockchain to enable loans to people who don’t have traditional credit scores.

77
1 year ago

An AI-powered microlearning platform that helps companies learn more about their employees by leveraging the company’s Salesforce data. it’s currently in private beta with 10 companies.

76
2 years ago

A “smart” vacuum that can detect allergens in the home and automatically clean it, with a camera and microphone to monitor cleaning and maintenance.

74
1 year ago

The company’s micro-loans are targeted at helping people who are faced with emergency financial needs, like medical bills, school fees and daycare payments.

74
1 year ago

A startup developing a new robotic material called “micro-cystalline diamond” that it says is 30 times stronger than steel and 10 times stronger than the current strongest ceramics. It’s super-strong and low-density, so it could be used for everything from an aircraft wing to an electric car battery.

74
2 years ago

A platform for micro-loans that don’t require collateral.

73
2 years ago

A micro-loan company that helps small businesses and individuals get loans in the US, with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic.

73
2 years ago

After 10 years at Microsoft, where she was on the engineering side of the company's Azure cloud computing platform, and launching and running teams, Nadella helped build up the company's IoT and AI platforms, and then transitioned to the CEO role.

73
1 year ago

A fast-growing global microfinance platform that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses access credit and loans.

73
1 year ago

A company that makes the process of creating and managing bulk orders of microchips much easier. It’s building software that allows manufacturers to print out microchips, rather than cutting them up, and has customers like Micron, Broadcom, and Renesas.

73
2 years ago

An online lending platform that lowers the costs of borrowing for micro-finance companies.

72
2 years ago

This company wants to make it easier for service companies to manage their customers' data. Its software will manage customer relations, customer support, billing, and other tasks. Its founding team includes veterans of companies like Google, Microsoft, and Box.

72
2 years ago

A way to make local micro-loans, especially to women in emerging markets, by offering them a small loan and providing them with training.

72
2 years ago

A way to create and manage microtask-based workflows.

72
2 years ago

A startup that is developing micro-climates for plants and trees

72
1 year ago

A micro loan (think Kiva) for women living in rural India

72
2 years ago

A company that is building a “micropayment” system for mobile games, which allows players to “purchase” virtual resources without having to go through a full transaction. The idea is that it could help games that otherwise wouldn’t be able to monetize with the current payment systems.

71
2 years ago

A microinsurance startup that uses AI to help farmers make better decisions about risk on their farms and to spread the cost of floods and droughts to others.

71
2 years ago

A micro-loan company that helps people with limited credit histories to navigate the financial system.

71
1 year ago

A payment architecture for micro-businesses in India, which allows a business to instantly have a customer pay their invoice.

71
2 years ago

A platform for creating and sharing training videos, which uses the webcam and microphone on a computer to record and edit a visual demonstration.

70
3 years ago

Idea: This is a startup that makes a “smart” doorbell. It has a camera, a microphone, and a speaker. Users can talk to delivery and service providers through the doorbell, and the device can be used to monitor and intervene in domestic abuse cases.

69
1 year ago

 A “micro-copywriting” service that helps companies make their own content marketing more effective.

69
2 years ago

A B2B company that sells cloud-based software that helps companies create and manage online training programs. The startup’s product is already used by the likes of LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Microsoft.

68
2 years ago

A free service that hosts a micro-website by your email address, with an easy-to-use interface that can be used to share anything from links to photos to a whole website.

68
1 year ago

InVision is a platform and API for building digital mockups of products where members can collaborate and share designs, interact with others, and collaborate on projects. The startup is a cross between Slack and Microsoft Flow.

68
1 year ago

A platform for supporting and growing the micro-enterprise sector in the developing world.

68
3 years ago

Idea: A new way to look at micro-investing

67
2 years ago

A micro-purchase tool for students to pay a particular school a specific amount, and also a tool for teachers to track the progress of a group of students. The startup was founded in July.

67
2 years ago

A "quick set-up" blockchain system for the Internet of Things, allowing devices to be monitored and managed in real time, with a micro-payment system for vendors to pay for the monitoring.

67
2 years ago

Lending platform for micro-lending for people in areas of the world where banks don’t work. Empowering people with capital where it is needed most. The company wants to lend $1 billion in the first year.

67
2 years ago

A task scheduler that enables users to create “micro-tasks” that can be scheduled and completed at a time of their choosing.

66
1 year ago

A web development tool for anyone who works with text, whether in a word processing program like Microsoft Word, or with a code editor. The startup wants to help programmers work faster, and without the headache of formatting text or maintaining multiple code windows.

66
1 year ago

This startup is looking to create a mobile-enabled micro-insurance product for people who wish to buy more personal insurance without the hassle of dealing with a human being.

66
10 months ago

A “microcredit” platform that helps people earn money by selling goods, from crafts to clothes to food. The company is in pilot with the government in India.

66
2 years ago

A way to reduce costs and improve reliability for businesses using a device that uses radio to communicate with handheld devices and computers. The startup works with companies like Blackberry, Samsung, and Microsoft.

65
1 year ago

A platform for creating “microlibraries”, a digital collection of books shared by a small group of friends.

65
2 years ago

A micro-retailer selling premium coffee beans and selling their brand in retail locations

64
2 years ago

A business credit card for “micro-entrepreneurs” or those who want to start with a small business credit card while they build their business.

64
2 years ago

A platform for microfinance banks to quickly pull information from the field to monitor clients.

63
1 year ago

A micro-finance platform that helps people living in the slums of Mumbai to build and manage micro-loans.

63
1 year ago

A digital payment card for micro-enterprises and small businesses.

63
2 years ago

Micro-loans for the unbanked, with a minimum term of 9 months, a maximum term of 20 years, and a minimum interest rate of 2%. The goal is to offer a lifeline for the unbanked, who often have a hard time obtaining a traditional bank account.

62
1 year ago

A micro-insurance company that helps individuals, businesses and healthcare providers manage their health insurance needs. The company’s website describes the business as “e-referral” and “e-insurance”.

62
1 year ago

A suite of tools for managing micro-tasks on the internet, with a web app that helps workers manage their schedules, jobs, and tasks.

61
1 year ago

The founder of the company, a guy named John, started coding Windows in the 1990s, and has since been working with Microsoft as a technical advisor. He’s now building a new social media platform that aggregates all the social media sites from around the world into one place, with the goal of creating a single, unified platform for social media for the world.

61
1 year ago

The startup is building a network of small rental properties, or “micro-apartments”, that are leased by short-term occupants who sign long-term leases and get discounts on rent. The startup charges a one-time $50 fee for tenants to get on the platform.

61
1 year ago

A platform for small business loans in Nigeria. The startup wants to offer loans within 24-hours in Lagos, Nigeria, by connecting underbanked micro and small businesses to banks.

60
1 year ago

Transcriptionist software that turns your phone or tablet’s microphone into a dictation tool.

60
9 months ago

A micro-lending service that helps small businesses get working capital. It’s been featured in Fast Company and VentureBeat

60
5 months ago

A startup that enables organisations to create micro-jobs to manage small-scale projects. Typically, the company will manage tasks on an as-needed basis.

60
2 years ago

The startup’s software helps companies create, share, and keep track of all the things they care about. The business has over 1,000 customers in the US, including Microsoft, American Express, and Google.

59
2 years ago

A micro-loan platform for those in the US who don’t qualify for traditional bank loans, who often have trouble getting loans from the bank.

59
2 years ago

A micro-insurance solution for low-income consumers.

59
1 year ago

A startup that helps Chinese SMEs make money from the millions of micro-entrepreneurs in China. It’ll be an in-person platform that connects the two.

59
1 year ago

Known Medicine is building a tool to help doctors grow and study their own tumors. Known Medicine is using a disposable micro-tumor for testing, taking them out of the patient’s body and into the lab.

58
2 years ago

A mobile app that offers a “micro-budgeting” service for young entrepreneurs.

57
1 year ago

A micro-credit startup that helps low-income individuals and families buy and grow businesses. The startup wants to help people become entrepreneurs by providing low initial loans and an easy to use app to build a business plan.

57
9 months ago

A platform for hiring and managing large teams, built around “micro-tasks”, and available on the web or on mobile.

57
2 years ago

Microlearning is a platform that aims to help organizations increase retention and employee engagement by enabling them to place video training inside their workflows.

56
2 years ago

A decentralized network of micro-distribution hubs that works with existing delivery apps to help those apps grow beyond their current geographic footprint. It’s meant to be a “one-stop shop” for delivery companies to start using.

56
2 years ago

An alternative to traditional social network sites for content curation, letting users create and share “micro-content” in smaller, more digestible chunks.

55
1 year ago

2. A tool for converting a phone’s microphone and recording into a digital audio file.

55
1 year ago

The company is looking to build a database of digital influencers (i.e. people with lots of social media followers) so that businesses can reach them. The company says it can help companies like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Vogue Magazine build a database of influencers to help them make better product recommendations.

55
2 years ago

The startup is working on a platform that allows customers to design, produce, and print custom cards with 3D printers. The cards can be used as gift cards, business cards, or personal cards. The company is working with a few customers like Shopify and Microsoft, for whom the cards are used for employee rewards.

54
1 year ago

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/1/16002240/microsoft-microsoft-facebook-downstream-apps-mobile-marketing

54
2 years ago

 “Payments for the next billion people” by providing an easier way for companies to send micro-payments to people.

53
1 year ago

A mobile-first payments alternative that focuses on micropayments. The startup aims to take a cut of each transaction and hopes to revolutionize the way small businesses pay for goods and services.

52
1 year ago

The startup has built a suite of cloud-based services for businesses to manage their HR needs. The founders, who previously worked for Google and Microsoft, say their services save businesses around $4 million a year.

52
1 year ago

A full-service security startup that’s working in the vein of a SaaS startup, with a team that includes a former VP of security at Microsoft. The company is building out a product that brings a SaaS-like service to the world of security, allowing companies to keep an eye on their employees and their devices remotely.

52
1 year ago

A company that helps you buy anything from a store using a digital shopping cart. The startup wants to use a digital currency to cut out the middleman and make micropayments for a wide variety of services and goods.

52
1 year ago

A digital video recorder that records only the audio from TV shows and movies. The device features a rotating disc with a microphone on top and a speaker on the bottom. It connects to the HDMI port on a TV.

52
2 years ago

A digital micro-investments platform for the masses, the startup’s goal is to democratize wealth.

51
2 years ago

Fintech company in the Philippines that’s providing a digital payment platform for micro-enterprises and other small businesses.

51
1 year ago

A micro-investing platform for the underbanked. Currently in closed beta.

51
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a marketplace for microloans. The startup plans to help people get loans to start businesses in developing countries.

50
2 years ago

This is a content delivery network for micro-documentaries. The startup is working with the National Science Foundation to create a video library for scientists.

50
1 year ago

A platform that allows companies to create their own “micro-surveillance” with a pay-as-you-go plan.

50
1 year ago

A micro-finance startup that uses the power of supply chain management and predictive analytics to help micro-businesses grow.

50
2 years ago

A Bitcoin-based micro-loan startup, which aims to change the way the global $300 billion micro-lending market works by focusing on unbankable borrowers.

49
1 year ago

A program that allows people to deploy “microservices”, or small apps, across their own private networks.

49
1 year ago

A micro-investment service that allows users to invest in the stocks of companies they follow, with the startup providing the “platform and tokenized security”.

48
2 years ago

A micro-payments platform for point-of-sale machines, allowing merchants to use the app to process and collect payments for small items.

47
1 year ago

A company building machines that can perform microtunnelling, or drilling through the wall of a pipe

47
1 year ago

A new startup that combines the concept of “micro-hiring” with crowd-sourced labor to provide remote workers with some of the benefits of working from home, without the hassles.

47
11 months ago

This startup is developing a “micro-finance” service that can help people build a small business or loan themselves capital.

47
2 years ago

This is a “cross-platform file manager”, integrating with Microsoft and Linux platforms. The app has been downloaded over 3,000 times.

46
1 year ago

A platform that turns your smartphone's microphone into a recording device. The startup hopes to remove the hassle of recording audio, which they say is the most common use case for the app.

46
1 year ago

A network of “micro-insurance” companies that pool together small sums of money to help cover the costs of things like housing, car repair, or medical bills. The goal is to make sure that people have some sort of coverage, even if it’s just in case they need it.

46
1 year ago

A platform for micro-sourcing for small businesses, allowing them to outsource tasks, and aggregate data about them. The startup currently has a run rate of $10,000 per month.

46
1 year ago

An open source platform that allows coders to host their own “microservices” and deploy them to any cloud provider. Microservices is a way of building and deploying distributed applications that is gaining traction in Silicon Valley. The company provides a software development kit and developer tools to build and manage microservices.

45
1 year ago

An API that allows websites to create "microsites" within their own platform. For example, a user could host an app within a website in order to test it.

45
1 year ago

A platform for finding new “microbreweries” and making sure they get enough business to stay alive.

45
11 months ago

A credit-scoring platform for micro business owners that utilize credit cards.

45
1 year ago

Building a system for lending on small business loans for microloans. The founders say it can help small businesses access capital and provide a better lending experience.

44
11 months ago

A platform for Bitcoin micropayments, allowing users to send small amounts of money to content creators or to take advantage of a free trial for a new app. The company also wants to help publishers monetize their content with advertising.

44
1 year ago

A micro-lending startup that sets its own timelines for loan funding, instead of waiting for customers to have their credit histories evaluated by traditional banks.

43
1 year ago

A company that makes micro-chips that can read and write to a microSD card and be used in a wide variety of devices. The startup has a chip that can be inserted into a computer’s memory stick slot and act as a flash drive.

43
1 year ago

A company that builds a direct-to-consumer platform for buying and selling goods online without having to navigate the online marketplace as a consumer. The company says they’re profitable, with a range of clients including Microsoft.

43
1 year ago

A system letting people keep track of the calls on their phone even when the phone is turned off, using the phone’s microphone to record ambient sound to create a virtual ‘call log’ that can be searched, searched, and searched.

43
1 year ago

A VPN app that companies can use to encrypt data between their offices and their customers. The company is targeting big companies like Microsoft and Apple

42
1 year ago

A company building a SaaS version of Microsoft Excel, which is available for free to customers.

41
1 year ago

A startup for micro loans to people in developed countries who want to learn a new language and are willing to pay for it.

40
1 year ago

A micro-utility for electric vehicles (EVs) aiming to help customers manage the cost of charging their cars.

40
1 year ago

The company is developing a payments platform for mobile micropayments, like the kind you’d make for a subway fare or coffee.

40
8 months ago

A micro-loan platform that lets you plug in the details of what you own to get a loan.

40
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that allows people to create “microenterprises” on top of their current jobs, and allows them to gain skills and boost cash flow.

38
2 years ago

An enterprise-grade chatbot that allows companies to train the chatbot to interact with their teams. Current users include Google and Microsoft, who are using it for customer service.

37
1 year ago

A crowdfunding site for micro-loans for low-income families in Africa.

37
3 years ago

Idea: A startup for “micro-consulting”, connecting freelance consultants with small businesses.

36
1 year ago

A micro-financing startup that’s helping women improve their lives by launching programs that focus on education, health, and financial independence.

36
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps businesses in the SaaS space with marketing automation. The startup has a large partner list that includes Salesforce, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Google and others.

35
1 year ago

A startup that turns any website into a “micro-website”, an app-like experience that provides a “mini-site” that can be embedded into other webpages.

35
1 year ago

A company that makes smart pens that can record everything you write and draw. The pen is an integrated camera, microphone, and speaker. A company press release described it as “the world’s first smart pen that enables you to capture the world around you.”

35
10 months ago

A subscription-based marketplace for micro-services. Founded in January, the startup has 3 customers.

35
11 months ago

A job board that helps employers find and onboard new hires. They’re also building a micro-leasing platform that makes it easier for employers to let employees move between jobs.

34
9 months ago

A micro-loan service that helps families save money towards their children’s college education.

34
8 months ago

A cloud-native, microservices-based platform for rapid start-ups. The platform is meant to help startups reduce the time it takes to ramp up, and the startup wants to help companies quickly launch and scale.

34
1 year ago

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

33
1 year ago

A new kind of lending platform, offering micro loans of around $50 to $300.

32
8 months ago

A microfinance platform for the developing world. It’s working with small businesses in Indonesia to help them track cash flow, debts, etc.

32
6 months ago

This marketing startup allows brands to create “microsites” that they can use to conduct surveys, give away free gifts, or do a variety of other things.

32
9 months ago

A group of engineers at Google, Amazon, and Microsoft who are building a new operating system for self-driving cars.

31
9 months ago

A six-month pilot project in Puerto Rico that tests a set of microfinance loans for people affected by Hurricane Maria. The idea is that small loans can help people get back on their feet and be able to repay them later. Vantage Labs is partnering with the government to provide the loans.

31
8 months ago

A product that combines data and the ability to edit it, in the same way that Microsoft Word and Excel work today.

31
3 years ago

Idea: Micro-investing mobile app to invest spare change

27
1 year ago

A smart mirror that turns into a camera system, using a camera and its microphone to track movement in the room. If a person is in the room, it will ping them.

27
1 year ago

 A company that is building the next generation of virtual reality. The startup, which is based in San Francisco, is working on a new form of VR that uses a device that looks like a pair of glasses with a button on the side, but instead of a screen, there’s a camera and a microphone.

27
8 months ago

A micro-insurance program for the US’s undocumented immigrants.

24
9 months ago

A micro-blogging app that helps users organize and manage their thoughts. The app is aimed at people with the mental health condition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Users can write down their thoughts in a diary and share them with their friends, family, and followers.

22
7 months ago

Builds ultra-low-cost drones for micro-surveying and inspection.

21
5 months ago

An online marketplace for micro-innovations that helps people find people to help them build different solutions.

21
7 months ago

A micro-finance and loan startup in India. The company is currently testing its product and has received approval from India’s central bank to offer loans to entrepreneurs.

20
10 months ago

A startup co-founded by former Microsoft President Brad Smith to help governments and businesses deal with the challenge of cyber-attacks and online censorship.

19
7 months ago

A startup that provides “hippie-style” living to people looking for a more sustainable lifestyle. It provides a studio apartment with a studio bed, desk, and a kitchen that lets people live in a “micro-home” with their roommates.

19
6 months ago

In April 2017, Facebook announced a $1 billion investment in virtual reality company Oculus, with the vision for the two platforms to work together. However, the companies have since been involved in a dispute over the acquisition of Oculus, and subsequently, the sale of their VR software to Microsoft. In 2018, Facebook lost a motion for a summary judgement of fair trade and in June 2018, a jury found Oculus had a binding contract with Facebook.

19
5 months ago

A micro-insurance product that covers the gap between what health insurance covers and what the individual needs.

19
5 months ago

A micro-financing platform for small businesses. With an $8,000 minimum loan and interest rates as low as 4%, the startup says it’s putting money in the hands of small businesses.

19
8 months ago

A startup to help users and businesses find the right dishwashers, microwaves, and other kitchen appliances. The startup is focused on “inexpensive” kitchen appliances.

18
7 months ago

A product designed to help small businesses (especially restaurants) easily manage their social media presence. The startup aims to make micro-businesses more social by “automating the process of posting to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,” built to help spread word of mouth.

18
3 years ago

Idea: A programmable, micro-controller chip for industrial automation.

17
6 months ago

A company that lets you create a custom “micro-task” for employees to complete in the workplace. The tool is meant to make “simple work” for workers – like copying something, going to the printer and printing a document, or printing a receipt.

17
6 months ago

 A system that enables corporations to buy technology using a new form of short-term borrowing. The company has a partnership with Microsoft which allows it to provide a large amount of cash at a low rate of interest.

17
6 months ago

A company that aims to replace microfinance with pay-as-you-go lending, allowing consumers to make purchases and pay off loans over time.

17
6 months ago

Microtask marketplace that connects companies with the freelancers they need to complete small tasks

16
6 months ago

This microloan startup is working to help low-income people in the US save for a down payment on a home or for a car purchase.

15
3 years ago

Idea: A micro-financing company that provides small loans directly to merchants in Kenya. It aims to bring a better online experience to the underbanked.

13
6 months ago

Originally a direct-to-consumer health care startup, CareDox has switched to serving more as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM-like system for hospitals and clinics. It’s starting to look a lot like a product-as-a-service company, with a bunch of physicians and other healthcare professionals using the software to help their customers.

13
3 years ago

Idea: A voice-to-text app for Android that uses the microphone to take notes. The startup claims that voice is 20x faster than typing on a physical keyboard.

12
6 months ago

Ideation is a micro-task app for the iPhone that allows users to record ideas and tasks, complete them, and get instant feedback from the community. It is a way for users to “get feedback from friends and family, team members, and entirely new people,” according to the company.

11
5 months ago

A startup building a platform for event planning and scheduling to better integrate with customers’ existing systems. They’re already in talks with the likes of Microsoft and Slack.

11
5 months ago

A micro-lending company that helps low-income entrepreneurs get loans from their family or friends.

11
3 years ago

Idea: A business intelligence startup that tracks the “micro-market of the moment”.

9
3 years ago

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

6
3 years ago

iphree creates a micro-grid for off-the-grid communities in developing countries. It currently has a pilot project in Cameroon.

6
3 years ago

Idea: Early stage, VC-backed uBiome is an open source citizen science biotech that makes it easy for anyone to analyze their microbiome The company is profitable and is scaling internationally, but its founders want more funding

5
3 years ago

Idea: Node is building a microwave that can connect to a smartphone and cook food It's crowdfunding the device on Kickstarter and claims that it can cook a frozen pizza in 2 minutes

3
3 years ago

A startup that creates a marketplace for “micro-hubs”, meant for places where people can go to learn about new technology, get help with

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