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9 months ago

A simple way to create and share 3D models for building and engineering.

998
10 months ago

A B2B software company that connects customers and service providers to automate the entire experience of paying your bills online. It has an enterprise model, where companies can pay US$400 a month for recurring invoices.

754
10 months ago

A cloud-based software platform for the professional education market. The startup is building a graph database for data analysis, geospatial data, and semantic modeling. They say it will allow instructors to better analyze their students, and provide better teaching tools.

709
2 years ago

A platform to help small businesses build their own credit scoring and risk assessment models.

546
3 years ago

A startup that allows users to draw straight lines and then automatically create a 3D model of the object with a computer vision model.

422
3 years ago

This company is trying to bring the power of machine learning to stock markets. It’s working to create a way to use machine learning to find correlations between stock prices and macroeconomic data, to identify bubbles and create predictive models.

380
10 months ago

A company aiming to sell memberships that allow people to join together in real-time to buy on the same day as a big event. It’s a spin on the “groupon” model for events, and wants to build a marketplace for like-minded people to buy tickets on the same day.

315
2 years ago

This is a subscription service that provides services to companies based on a “per unit” pricing model. Each month, a company can get a quote for a set amount of work or a set amount of time.

305
5 months ago

“SaaS business model” for enterprise companies to sell to startups and SMBs.

283
3 years ago

Bots that make the complex work of managing a home remodeling project more manageable. The company is working with HVAC contractors and property managers to aggregate data from hundreds of homes to help them do a better job of forecasting and managing their projects.

247
2 years ago

A company that offers a subscription model for college students and recent grads.

243
3 years ago

A software platform that aims to facilitate the development of a “predictive model” for the Indian auto industry.

238
10 months ago

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

238
2 years ago

A tool for running small businesses with an MVP, which helps people create their own business model

235
3 years ago

A startup that provides a “digital home” where someone can design and build a custom home online, and then have it shipped to them. The startup creates a 3D model of the house, and then puts it into a CAD program, which allows them to directly see the design, and put in every detail.

223
2 years ago

 This startup wants to replace the traditional broker model with a commission-free, network-based system that brings together buyers and sellers. The startup says it already has several dozen clients.

220
3 years ago

A B2B platform to keep track of product costs, with a recurring revenue model that covers processing fees for orders, as well as profit margin.

219
3 years ago

A free web-based platform for creating and sharing 3D models of objects.

211
2 years ago

A graduate of Y Combinator and Google Brain, a startup spun out of Stanford’s machine learning lab that wants to make machine learning accessible to researchers by making it easy to train models without having to write code.

210
2 years ago

A tool for building custom, customizable, 3D models of things.

207
2 years ago

A digital platform for designers to sell their work to customers, with most of the revenue coming from a subscription model.

204
10 months ago

A social network for U.S. military veterans who are looking for jobs. The company’s model runs on the assumption that veterans are more likely to have a job, but that job might not be the one they want.

204
2 years ago

A seed-stage tech startup that’s building a business on automating the process for a person to start a business in Singapore. They’re working with a small number of clients and focusing on operations but have a business model that allows them to hire more people as the business grows.

190
3 years ago

A tool that turns a photo of a painting into a 3D model that can be shared on the web.

187
2 years ago

A company that helps companies work with data scientists and developers, originally via a software-as-a-service product. It’s now moving toward a marketplace/agency model.

183
3 years ago

A tool that allows people to create their own 3D models of objects and designs and have them printed on a 3D printer.

180
3 years ago

A revenue sharing model for people who want to share their personal data with advertisers. By offering a monthly subscription, the company expects to earn revenue from those who feel most comfortable sharing their data.

180
3 years ago

A web service that takes a single photo and turns it into a 3D model.

180
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a decentralized store, working model of its own. The company wants to take the “store” out of retail so people can sell their goods and services directly to people online.

179
2 years ago

The idea is to use an app to automatically coordinate payroll across different companies. Employees get notifications when their salaries are ready, and the company takes a cut of their paycheck. It’s an interesting model that could help companies restructure their payroll.

177
3 years ago

A fast-food delivery service that can deliver food to you in under 15 minutes. Their model is a bit like Uber Eats, but they’ve automated a lot of the process so you can order online, and the food will be delivered to you.

175
3 years ago

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

175
1 year ago

A real estate service to help people sell their houses on a commission-only model

175
3 years ago

A data science startup focused on building machine learning solutions for the shipping and logistics industry. The company helps companies identify patterns in their data and build predictive models to improve operational efficiency.

173
3 years ago

Symmetry is building a digital taxidermist, a tool to help users turn their photos into 3D digital models. It can be used for anything from creating a doll of a family member to making a taxidermy mount of a dead animal.

173
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a 3D printing platform for mixed-use buildings. The tech allows for 3D printing of 3D models to be used in building construction.

172
3 years ago

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that provides customers with weekly deliveries of fresh produce and other items from local farmers. Customers pay for their weekly deliveries of local fruits and vegetables through a subscription model.

171
2 years ago

A software company that starts by building a predictive model for which loans are more likely to default and then uses that model to predict which loans are particularly risky. The company then buys up those loans and uses them as collateral for insurance on other loans.

166
3 years ago

A self-service platform for hiring and retaining employees, which works on SaaS model.

165
2 years ago

In the spirit of the “Uber for X” model, a startup that aims to “turn every car into a self-driving vehicle” for ridesharing services.

165
2 years ago

A startup that aims to build the next generation of AVs, keeping them safer and cheaper than current models.

162
3 years ago

Idea: A team that wants to build a 3D modeling platform that lets you build your own shoes

161
2 years ago

The founders want to build a way for people to monetize their work through a new, more transparent, and more scalable model.

160
3 years ago

A company that is building a model to predict food allergies that can be used by the food industry to help them produce more nutritious, less allergenic food.

158
3 years ago

A social find-a-ride app that’s loosely based on Uber, but with a different business model, focusing on peer-to-peer rides that take place in a ride-sharing network.

158
2 years ago

A startup that’s taking a data-driven approach to building a model of who people are and what they like. They say that if you know who you are, you’ll be able to reach more people.

158
3 years ago

A new type of event registration system, which is a hybrid of Google Apps and Eventbrite. The company’s founder says that while it currently is free, it will be a subscription model in the future. The startup was founded in June.

156
3 years ago

A startup that takes your photo and turns it into a 3D model. The app lets you print it into a model that you can then take on a journey.

156
3 years ago

A startup that will take any video and allow its creators to port it to any of the top 30 mobile phone manufacturers, using a digital-rights-management-free model. The company has already built an app that allows anyone to convert any video to any phone.

155
2 years ago

A company that helps with the design of data models and the development of data visualizations, which can be used in a variety of different ways.

155
3 years ago

A startup that does “the Netflix model” for language learning

154
3 years ago

A Facebook-like app that lets anyone build and sell a mobile website. It’s a way for people who don’t build websites to earn money rather than create their own, and has a profitable model.

154
3 years ago

A tool for modeling and simulating the physical behavior of interaction with a product, with a focus on wearables. The startups aims to allow customers to model wearables in a way that’s more intuitive than the current alternatives

154
3 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to collect payments from their customers. The startup offers free accounts for small businesses and is looking to eventually offer a freemium model.

154
3 years ago

A social network for the deaf, modeled after its popular iPhone app. The company has expanded its offerings to include audio versions of the app for the deaf and hard of hearing.

154
2 years ago

This startup wants to be the “Uber of co-working spaces”, using a model that blends coworking spaces with traditional offices. The company offers a furniture-less workspace with a dedicated desk and lockable storage, designed to help companies get the most value out of their new space.

151
2 years ago

A business development platform helping small businesses scale up their sales. It’s built on a similar model to Alteryx, which operates as a team of analysts and data scientists who work directly with the client to bring their data to bear.

151
3 years ago

An online marketplace that has a very different approach to selling than Amazon or eBay. The startup focuses on selling unique items and brands, and is based on a marketplace model that is increasingly popular in China.

150
3 years ago

A new way of doing customer service that’s designed to be more personal and efficient than the call center model.

150
3 years ago

A software platform that allows companies to use their own data to build predictive models.

150
3 years ago

A take on the “room-sharing” model of Airbnb, Mio is a peer-to-peer marketplace connecting guests and hosts.

150
2 years 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.

150
1 year ago

A startup launching a new type of social network through a subscription model and featuring a “new kind of conversation”.

150
3 years ago

A startup with a built-in revenue model selling an outdoor jacket with built

149
3 years ago

Building a decentralized model to connect businesses across the world, with a focus on the $3 trillion international business-to-business market.

149
3 years ago

A startup that connects members of the same professional network. It’s currently free, but the company says they’re working on a paid model

149
3 years ago

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

148
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a way for people to test ride the Tesla Model S at their local Tesla store before they buy one.

148
3 years ago

A predictive model that recommends products based on the person’s age and income, and also if it’s a “special occasion”.

147
3 years ago

A company that helps prevent data breaches. The startup’s software uses a “trusted data model” to protect data, and prevent hackers from accessing it.

146
3 years ago

To help people make better financial decisions, the startup is building a mobile app that guides users through financial modeling, much like a savings calculator.

146
3 years ago

A startup that helps hospitals manage their supply chains with a similar model to the one offered by Node.

146
3 years ago

A company that takes a subscription-based model for health insurance, and looks to make it as affordable as possible. The startup is also looking to launch in January.

145
3 years ago

The online marketplace where used cars can be bought from sellers and sold to buyers. The startup is private and hasn’t released much information on its model, but it’s looking to build a local network of auto sellers and buyers who make purchases through a mobile app.

145
3 years ago

A startup building a mobile app that allows users to upload and share 3D models that can then be used for business, education, art, or other purposes.

145
3 years ago

This is a company building a platform where an existing customer can find and hire a contractor to repair or remodel a specific item in their home. It’s a marketplace for homeowners looking to hire contractors, and the startup is profitable.

144
2 years ago

A food delivery app that departs from the usual model, charging for delivery to non-customers. Instead of waiting for a customer to order, you can order from a restaurant from the app and have it delivered. The startup is currently in the pilot phase.

144
3 years ago

A platform that helps people find a good mechanic for their car. The startup is building a platform to allow people to rate mechanics and have the mechanics show up in the app. The startup has built an app for customers to rate mechanics, and is working on a “good mechanic” model for the mechanic to show up in the app so people can find the right mechanic when they need them.

143
3 years ago

This startup is looking to bring the on-demand delivery model to the pharmaceutical industry.

142
3 years ago

A startup that wants to build a “pay it forward” model, where people volunteer to pay for others’ purchases in the name of “paying it forward”. It’s a bit like the Amazon Dash, but with the automatic donation of the $5 to the cashier instead of the Amazon account.

142
3 years ago

A machine learning startup that wants to build a predictive model of your business to help you make better decisions.

142
3 years ago

A digital tool for borrowing money from friends and family for small business purchases. The current model is still simple: the startup is working to launch an app that lets you borrow money in seconds from your friends and family. The company has raised a seed round, and is launching today

142
3 years ago

A startup that enables a group of people to share their carpools and public transportation with one another. It’s a bit of a meta application in that the startup is building an app to help companies integrate carpooling into their business models.

141
3 years ago

A platform for making and editing 3D models and rendering them in real-time, with a cloud-based service for sharing and collaboration.

141
3 years ago

It’s a company that offers a way for people to buy and sell used parts, like alternators, spark plugs, or fuel pumps, using the same FBA business model that Amazon uses to sell used items.

139
3 years ago

"We now take a picture of a building, point the camera at the digital building model, and a 3D model of the building pops up over the image.”

139
3 years ago

A new way to make small investments in companies via a traditional stock exchange, where a fund manager buys shares in a private company and sells them to public investors. A good example of a startup that is trying to bring the benefits of high-frequency trading to a more traditional model.

139
3 years ago

A “data mining tool for healthcare companies” that aims to reduce the time it takes to build predictive models for their customers, and to help them make better decisions on who to target for their products.

139
3 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for students to make their own online courses, based on the business model of Udemy. It gives them the ability to create their own courses and sell them.

138
3 years ago

A startup that allows contractors to offer their clients a discount on their services, claiming it will save them money and the client time. It’s based on a model in Australia where a contractor can get a discount on their services by using a platform like that.

138
3 years ago

An open source platform for people to share 3D models of their projects, including 3D printed items, furniture, and sculptures. This startup aims to create an open-source community with 3D models.

138
3 years ago

A new kind of online marketplace that takes on the Amazon model, without the warehouses. Carousell is the type of site that sells things in person, like a swap meet.

137
3 years ago

This startup is building a digital library of sorts for the music industry. It hopes to replace the print-only distribution models with a digital distribution platform that allows users to sell music with minimal friction and low overhead.

137
3 years ago

Similar to the standard credit card processing business, but with a more tailored product. The startup has a subscription model, and aims to break down the barriers to entry for smaller businesses.

137
3 years ago

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of a big-box retailer’s store-within-a-store model to small businesses.

136
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for data scientists to create small, specialized machine learning models.

136
2 years ago

A company that aims to develop a pay-as-you-go model for travel, combining the convenience of an app with the cost-cutting of a prepaid plan.

135
10 months ago

A startup from the Boston area with a 3-person team that helps companies to build custom risk models for specific markets, and then build models that automate the process of gathering and analyzing data at scale.

135
3 years ago

A tiny startup with a big mission: it wants to find out what happens to coral reefs when they are threatened by climate change. The company has launched a stand up paddleboard to see how much pollution and sediment a reef can handle, and wants to combine this with data from satellites and drones.  The startup also wants to restore coral reefs and is building a drone to do this.  It plans to use this data to create predictive models of how reefs could react to climate change.

134
3 years ago

A startup that uses AI to determine which ads and product pages are most relevant to users and then serves those ads to them. The company is currently working with advertisers to build these models and is looking to expand to other verticals.

134
3 years ago

A B2B company that builds a platform for sales departments to build sales forecast models and forecast dashboards with the help of AI.

134
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service for renting servers, using a model similar to Airbnb Users can rent a server by the hour, day, week, or month They rent out their unused servers, which helps keep them up to date, and clients get cheap hosting

133
1 year ago

A modern, open-source, web-based platform for making 3D models. The idea is to make it easier for companies to make 3D models so they can create apps and products better.

132
3 years ago

A startup hoping to help the homeless and veterans get housing. It uses a hybrid model of providing for-profit housing and non-profit housing.

131
3 years ago

A startup that wants to help people make better decisions with their money, using a similar model to the one that Spotify uses to recommend music to you.

131
3 years ago

A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

131
3 years ago

This is an alternative to the standard subscription model for software. Instead of buying software and only using it, it allows companies to buy access to the software for a set number of uses over a year, and then the software is deactivated once the period is up.

131
3 years ago

A B2B Internet of Things platform for the construction industry that offers a platform for construction companies to make products that can be automated, from construction vehicles to buildings. The company is building a “smart factory” that offers a low-cost manufacturing model that can be automated, allowing construction companies to run on lean manufacturing principles.

130
3 years ago

A startup that uses a “digital designer” to help small businesses build websites. The startup’s model is to wake up early in the morning and design a website for a small business owner and have it ready to go by that evening.

130
1 year ago

A startup that wants to replace your utility bills with a monthly subscription model.

128
3 years ago

The startup is working with partners to bootstrap the growth of a small-scale 3D printing community by providing the equipment and resources to move from a maker-model printer to a high-quality commercial printer.

127
3 years ago

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

127
3 years ago

A startup that wants to bring a 21st century version of the old magazine subscription model. The startup gives access to a variety of programming languages and news to consumers for a monthly subscription fee.

126
3 years ago

This is an AI-powered service for finding the cheapest flights online. The startup currently boasts over 1 million users, and has built a complex machine learning model that it says can find you the cheapest flights.

126
10 months ago

An on-demand marketplace for building and installing custom websites, based on a SaaS-like model. The startup provides design services from top designers with a focus on building sites customized to you.

126
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a unique product for the retail industry, an online marketplace for bringing in contractors to remodel your home or help you get around town.

125
3 years ago

A startup that specializes in data mining, targeting the B2B space. The company aims to help companies reduce time spent on data analysis and create models that can predict the lifespan of their assets.

123
3 years ago

A company that uses computer vision to detect objects in the real world and allows the user to zoom into them to see a live-updated model of the object.

123
3 years ago

An online service that helps people find and sell used goods and collectibles. The company is also looking at a new model where it will serve as a marketplace to help buyers find and buy goods.

122
3 years ago

A startup for digital goods, taking a page out of the Apple model of selling new iPhone apps on the day of release. The startup is selling digital goods like digital photographs and videos that have already been processed.

122
2 years ago

A company with a single focus: climbing, running, and hiking. It’s a big problem in the US, with only 1 in 10 people living in cities with easy access to mountains. The company makes foot and hand grip strength and body weight training equipment and sells them in a subscription model in-app.

122
3 years ago

Startup that is building an AI-based language model to make text analysis faster and more accurate

121
3 years ago

This company is building an artificial intelligence engine that can build 3D models of anything in real time.

121
3 years ago

A group of teachers who help people learn how to invest. The startup is using a subscription model to deliver the lessons, and has a minimum of 25 students per class.

120
3 years ago

A platform for making free, web-based 2D and 3D models.

120
1 year ago

A data analytics platform that helps companies understand the relationship between customers, sales, and other metrics. The platform crawls through hundreds of thousands of data points and runs machine learning models to predict what should happen next in a customer’s behavior. The startup is still in beta.

120
3 years ago

A “crowdsourced recommendation engine” that uses a model built on Yelp and other reviews to help people find apps and services that they might not necessarily know about.

119
3 years ago

A company that generates 3D models of structures, which it sells to architects and engineers.

119
3 years ago

 A platform for creating 3D models on top of a 3D model. The startup is building a way to create 3D models of buildings and other structures, and create 3D printable models of them.

119
1 year ago

A platform for social impact investment (a funding model that invests in companies that benefit the world) that focuses on early stage startups and entrepreneurs.

119
3 years ago

America’s digital magazine is a digital magazine that is central to its mission is to cover the changing landscape of the media industry, and how technology is affecting it. Since February 2014, it has published a new issue every other Thursday and has a print-on-demand model, so subscribers receive their copy directly.

118
3 years ago

Predictive modeling technology that can help marketers understand where consumers are and what they’re interested in at any given time.

118
3 years ago

A platform that helps business owners directly monetize their digital content. They’re using a crowdsourced model of community management to build the best content curation platform.

117
3 years ago

A company that is building a marketplace for data that comes from large data sets. TimeNexus aims to make this data available to researchers and teams to help them build out their own prediction models.

117
3 years ago

A startup to help people find and hire affordable child care. The founders say their model of the business, which has a token-based system, is open to regulation.

116
3 years ago

A business model and platform that allows you to focus on what you want to do, rather than worry about some of the more tedious processes like accounting, HR, bookkeeping, and planning.

116
1 year ago

A new way to pay for music in Brazil. They have a subscription model and the startup says they’ll have a dual revenue stream by next year.

116
3 years ago

A platform for artists and creatives to sell their products, using a very similar model to Etsy. Artist can make money by selling physical or digital products of their original artwork.

115
3 years ago

A company building custom-branded, headless mobile apps for small businesses. It’s one of the more unusual companies in the program, with a very different business model than other companies in the program.

115
3 years ago

A platform for sharing and monetizing content, modeled on LinkedIn’s professional network but focused on sharing and distributing content.

114
3 years ago

Building a company focused on making modeling, simulation and optimization more accessible to researchers, engineers and scientists.

114
3 years ago

Build a business that brings the customer service model to the cannabis industry, and helps the industry better serve their customers by creating a network that supports the needs of both the consumer and the industry.

113
1 year ago

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

113
3 years ago

A platform that enables customers to rate and review their favorite stores. The startup uses a crowdsourced model to encourage customer feedback and use it to guide the company’s product development.

112
3 years ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to create a set of data driven, predictive models that can be used to predict possible customer behavior.

112
3 years ago

The company is creating a new model for live-streaming video, designed for companies and clients to create live broadcasts at their own pace.

112
2 years ago

A software company that helps businesses figure out how much they’re paying for electricity, and then sets up a cash flow model to ensure they’re using less electricity. The company has a database of over 1,000 utility companies that it uses to calculate the cost of electricity.

112
2 years ago

A food delivery service for restaurants. The startup offers customers a subscription model, giving them access to a $20-30 menu of food available between the hours of 8am and 2am.

112
3 years ago

This startup is building a platform for model makers, aiming to compete with others in the 3D printing space such as Shapeways, Sculpteo, and more.

111
2 years ago

A startup that sells a “tax-only” model for small-scale farmers that would make it easier for them to get credit from banks and sell their produce in the US.

111
2 years ago

SaaS that brings mobile banking to underbanked businesses, with a freemium model that starts at $20 per month. It offers a mobile app with check-deposit functionality, but also wants to build out a premium platform for mid-sized businesses.

110
3 years ago

A company that aims to create a unified market for global enterprises to buy and sell global inventory. The startup is taking a basic model of eBay for sourcing global products and turning them into a full-service marketplace.

109
2 years ago

A platform that pairs clients with freelancers to get the job done. It’s not quite an Uber, but it’s the next iteration of a task-based model.

109
3 years ago

A startup that sells an innovative model of “waste-to-fuel” that turns waste into electricity.

108
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 startup that’s building a service to help hedge fund clients make better decisions by providing active asset allocation models.

108
3 years ago

A company that helps improve the efficiency of service delivery for restaurants. Their model is to use automation to eliminate the costs of inefficient or underutilized staff and equipment, allowing restaurants to focus on creating more value.

108
3 years ago

A way to buy and sell everything from a car to a house. They’re focused on the mom-and-pop home remodeling market in the US

108
1 year ago

A “freemium” platform that builds on top of the current “Freemium” model.

108
3 years ago

A startup creating a new patent system for the fashion industry, similar to how patents work on music. It wants to prevent knock-offs, but also be used by brands for protection of their business models.

106
3 years ago

A startup focused on virtual reality and augmented reality wants to make it easier to create and share 3D models on the web, allowing designers to upload their 3D models into its platform for sharing and collaboration.

106
3 years ago

A CRM that helps small businesses set up recurring revenue with tools for customer management, marketing, and sales. The startup wants to make it easy for small businesses to set up recurring revenue models, and charge customers monthly.

106
1 year ago

This is an “integrated supply chain management” system for home building and remodeling that hopes to cut down on wasted materials, lower construction costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

106
1 year ago

A video game where users build a virtual city and help determine its fate from within the game. While other games have used this format before, the most successful example is Clash of Clans, which has over 1 billion monthly active users. It’s a familiar model, with the startup working with major publishers like Disney and Warner Bros. to reach that audience.

106
3 years ago

 A new revenue sharing model for content creators/identifiers. It’s like YouTube, but for video.

105
3 years ago

A platform that helps small business owners collaborate on projects and communicate with clients. The company has built a system that uses a “social network for online tasks” model.

104
3 years ago

A tool for companies to use for employee scheduling, with plans to expand to a paid subscription model later

103
2 years ago

The accelerator program, which uses the Y Combinator model, has graduated from YC more than 50 companies and has been called “the most successful startup incubator”.

103
3 years ago

A company that makes small, affordable homes from shipping containers. The company has built “a new kind of modular home that can be made in as little as one week, on site”. The first models are coming out in October.

102
1 year ago

A digital financial advisor for individuals with no bank account or credit history, using a digital model that connects individuals with lenders and leads to loans for people with low credit scores.

102
3 years ago

Aimed at helping small businesses sell products online using an affiliate model, and set up new websites.

101
2 years ago

New startup that generates and sells 3D models of buildings for architects and designers to use.

101
3 years ago

A company that delivers services on-demand, like Uber Eats, and uses a model of individual freelancers to help out on projects. Currently focused on the $75 million food delivery market.

100
3 years ago

A startup that helps companies access the best business data from their phone. A subscription model starts at $10 per month.

100
3 years ago

An educational video platform that funds new educational videos through a non-profit membership model.

99
3 years ago

A company that launched a Kickstarter campaign to find a team to help companies get better at implementing agile processes. They think they've found a winning formula, and want to hire people to help ten companies to adapt their processes to the lean startup model.

99
3 years ago

A real estate startup that connects home buyers with remodeling contractors.

98
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a network of pay-as-you-go electric cars. LightBlue wants to break down the barrier between electric vehicles and cars, allowing people to make monthly payments and switch between models as they need to.

97
2 years ago

This app allows you to rent a car from other drivers in your area, without having to do business with traditional car rental companies. The app operates on a peer-to-peer business model.

97
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a robotic vacuum cleaner for indoor use; it’s first product is a $10 model that’s meant to work in high-traffic areas like bedrooms.

97
1 year ago

A new kind of crowdfunding platform that operates as an app, with a huge focus on rewards and perks. It’s also a new model for getting money to creative projects, which are often poorly funded.

97
3 years ago

A company that helps people accept payments in exchange for a good or service. It’s a subscription model that offers services like video conferencing and virtual assistants.

96
3 years ago

 A free 3D printer for students and educators. The company is also launching a subscription service to provide access to more advanced models and features.

96
2 years ago

An iPad app that helps you find a matching style for your home and then shows a 3D model of your home in 360 degrees.

96
1 year ago

A platform for selling and buying used school computers, with a business model that makes it possible for schools to sell products they don’t need anymore.

96
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people manage their student loan debt. The company takes a subscription model that pays off the loan over time.

95
1 year ago

A tool for finding and prioritizing the most important tasks for a project or business. It’s built around the idea that it’s easier to reorder an item after you’ve finished it than it is to pick a new one, and many other “to-do” management tools have copied this model.

95
1 year ago

A startup to help you, your friends, or your family members get the best price on an insurance claim. Based on the idea that insurance companies are using the same pricing models across all of the world, the app claims to provide a personalized experience.

95
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a new way to automate food deliveries with an Uber-like model.

95
2 years ago

A way to organize Facebook groups, particularly those that take after the real-world meetup and community model

93
2 years ago

This company has built an open-source platform for data science and predictive modeling. The company has built a platform that provides insights into data quickly and cost-efficiently.

93
2 years ago

A startup that builds apps for markets with different business models from the US, such as the Indian market, where companies can’t sell a product for cash.

93
3 years ago

"The Definitive Guide to SaaS for CMOs: Understanding the Business Model and Marketing Value of Software as a Service" (2018)

92
1 year ago

A startup that’s built a platform for in-person apprenticeships. It’s part of a trend of startups that want to make the in-person apprenticeship model as accessible as possible.

92
2 years ago

An online service that lets customers see what their favorite restaurants are like without leaving their house. The startup is flipping the restaurant model, serving up the mood and vibe of eateries for customers to enjoy.

91
2 years ago

A startup that helps you design your home by giving you access to 3D models, walkthroughs, and virtual tours of homes on the market.

91
1 year ago

A tool that helps you create your own custom 3D model of your own face.

91
3 years ago

A group of startups that wants to build a more flexible alternative to the more common SaaS model. The startups want to build tools that let people customize their solutions into “custom apps” that can be sold to customers directly.

90
3 years ago

A company that helps people get the right insurance for the right price. The startup’s model allows customers to purchase a lifetime policy for a low monthly price.

90
2 years ago

A platform that combines artificial intelligence and machine learning to help scientists and data scientists create better models.

90
1 year ago

This is a startup that’s building a new kind of app store called the App Market. It’s looking to go beyond the app store model and allow apps to be built on the platform, allowing people to customize their experience on the app store.

90
2 years ago

A new way of paying artists, based on a kind of marketplace model. The major difference is that the company doesn’t take any commission from the artists. The startup instead takes a 30% cut as a fee for the use of the platform.

88
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a service that allows restaurants to offer customers a ‘pay per dish’ model for their food.

88
1 year ago

A company that provides a platform to take a photo and automatically generate a 3-D model of it

88
3 years ago

A real estate startup that helps customers find the best value on homes. It’s currently testing a model where customers can set their own price and get paid 20% of the difference between that and the property’s actual value.

87
2 years ago

A software that generates an interactive 3D model of a building. It’s used to help people visualize their buildings or homes, and allows for physical models that can be viewed from anywhere.

87
1 year ago

A VR toolkit for architects and designers, meant to help them visualize their ideas with 3D models. The company is also building a $250,000 grant for the most promising VR startups.

87
3 years ago

This startup is looking to replace the insurance model with a “personalized protection plan” that will cover an individual’s insurance needs over time. The startup will help consumers assess their risks and choose the best coverage.

86
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies create business plans to help them attract funding, with a dashboard that helps them track progress, and a direct sales model that helps them increase leads and close deals.

86
1 year ago

The startup is building a ride-hailing service on the Uber model, with a focus on getting more women into the workforce.

86
1 year ago

A digital platform to help people create and distribute 3D models of products, which they can then print at home. The startup wants to introduce manufacturing to the masses.

86
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a platform that helps retailers and manufacturers ship products directly to consumers. The company wants to offer a new model for connecting consumers with businesses that will bring down costs, and potentially lower shipping costs, and increase convenience.

85
2 years ago

A startup that connects creative professionals with vendors to provide a short-term freelance service. The startup is focused on helping creative professionals, but also wants to use the model to help sellers of other products who might want help in branding, but don’t have the funds to hire a professional.

85
2 years ago

A new way for startups to launch, with a “pay-as-you-go” model for founders and employees. It allows companies to grow without having to engage in the long, expensive process of raising a round.

84
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring a model airplane shop to 3D printing.

84
2 years ago

A startup that wants to deliver service-oriented photo printing. Instead of printing, they are printing 3D models or scans of objects you’ve shot with your phone.

84
2 years ago

The startup wants to bring on-demand personal chef services to the home. The company is looking to use a similar model to that utilized by Uber, with the chef being independent contractors who deliver food to the customer.

84
1 year ago

A search engine for used vehicles, with a goal of letting you search for cars based on their model, year, mileage, and condition.

84
2 years ago

A B2B startup that uses artificial intelligence to train machine learning models to help companies predict demand for their products.

83
2 years ago

Tutanota has a user base of over 300,000 users. The company has a revenue model that relies on donations of €10.

83
1 year ago

A personalized recommendation engine for businesses that’s based on the Netflix model.

83
2 years ago

A social logbook for software developers, with a subscription model and a system for quickly getting a quote from a developer.

82
2 years ago

A startup that lets you share your meal with your friends and family. The startup is looking to upend the delivery model by integrating with restaurants and other food sites to place orders.

82
9 months ago

A startup that uses AI to help buy and sell goods online. The startup is focused on large merchants and has a paid monthly subscription model.

82
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to make furniture with 3D printing. A woodworker or designer can go to their website and select a model, upload their CAD files, and in just a few hours they’ll get a 3D-printed version of their design.

81
2 years ago

A way to connect with local models and agencies on the street via a mobile app, which could help with exposure for models who want to be seen in the industry.

80
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a tool for creating interactive 3D models of objects, which are then easier to ship. The company wants to help them more efficiently use their 3D printers.

80
1 year ago

This is a SaaS product that helps to automate various processes in the sales process. The company has a recurring revenue model that helps the company retain clients and win new ones by providing cloud-based products for customer relationship management, customer analytics, and sales.

80
2 years ago

A company that sets up home security systems for its customers, using a subscription model.

79
2 years ago

LendingClub is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company that aims to cut out the middleman lending market by allowing borrowers to connect with each other directly. The company’s P2P model is based on an algorithm designed to match borrowers with lenders. P2P loans were responsible for $2.7 billion in loans in 2017.

79
2 years ago

A startup that is offering a graphical way to explore the world’s most epic landscapes in 3D, including the Alps, Everest, and Kilimanjaro. It’s an easy-to-use 3D modeling platform that lets users build their own worlds, or explore places like Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China, or the Falkland Islands.

79
2 years ago

A SaaS business that supports small businesses with a “hub and spoke” model, where a local business acts as a coordinator for a group of smaller businesses.

79
2 years ago

A company that helps IT vendors shift their business models from per-seat-license to per-user-license. It also offers a service to help companies build their own private clouds.

79
3 years ago

 A company that collects data from credit cards to build a predictive model of which cardholders are likely to pay back their debts (and which ones are likely to default). It’s looking to offer a free model to banks for their riskiest customers.

78
2 years ago

A startup that lets users buy and sell used clothes, based on a “gift economy” model.

78
2 years ago

A 3D scanner for making 3D models of things, like building prototypes or product packaging. The startup is backed by the CEO of Makerbot.

78
2 years ago

A platform for the entertainment industry to create, manage, and monetize its content. The startup says it will help artists “pivot to new business models, stay profitable, and expand their business”.

77
2 years ago

A startup that helps a customer create a sustainable business model, and a product that helps a company sell a sustainable product.

77
2 years ago

This startup helps brands sell their products wholesale on Amazon by applying the Amazon Prime model to their own brand.

76
2 years ago

A cloud-based music course marketplace that takes a subscription model. The startup is also building a platform to help artists control their rights, manage their catalog, and sell their music.

76
2 years ago

A program that helps small businesses get funding from angel investors, working on a subscription model that allows users to pay a monthly fee for access to the service.

76
2 years ago

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

76
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to make drawings on their iPhone that are automatically converted into a 3D model.

76
2 years ago

Caspi is a company that provides a software platform for pre-paid mobility services. They’re working to make the customer experience better and to help the sharing economy model scale.

76
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring the Airbnb business model to the stay-at-home domestic help market

76
2 years ago

A startup that makes accurate, high-resolution 3D models of the things in the world. The company charges designers and architects in-person visits in which they can see prototypes in person and get one-on-one feedback.

75
2 years ago

A startup that helps scientists get their data into a machine learning algorithm. It requires users to have data from a certain kind of experiment and has a subscription model.

75
2 years ago

A crowd-sourced model for gathering feedback on healthcare products, services and companies. They’re building a platform that connects healthcare providers with their patient’s feedback to help them improve their patient’s experience.

75
2 years ago

A 3-year-old startup that’s building an AI that can generate 3D models of objects using consumer video.

74
1 year ago

A platform for enabling automatic payments and refunds to people who’ve paid for subscriptions or products online. It’s sold on a freemium model.

74
1 year ago

This startup is building a 3D model of a city based on historical and archaeological evidence.

74
1 year ago

A platform that helps businesses raise money in a more agile way. The company says their model is more efficient than the traditional VC route, because it only invests in companies that have funding in the bank, and doesn’t require the more expensive seed round.

74
2 years ago

 A company that’s building software that can help companies with data science tasks, like building machine learning models, building data warehouses, and otherwise automating the data science process.

73
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to create and edit high-definition 3D models of real-world objects

73
2 years ago

An on-demand movie streaming service that aims to make using video on demand (VOD) more like using a VHS tape store. The startup wants to lay the groundwork for a business model that rewards users for sharing their own videos.

73
2 years ago

An automated system that helps small businesses figure out how to use their data to improve their business models.

73
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help small businesses, and their customers, get a better sense of their products by adding a 3-D model to the product page.

73
2 years ago

A desktop-based platform for visualizing data science models.

73
2 years ago

A startup that hosts mixed reality meetings for companies to show 3D models of their products to the sales team and engineers.

73
2 years ago

Building a community of creators to help build 3D models and 3D printables.

73
2 years ago

An alternative to the pay-per-click model of web advertising that’s based on a subscription model rather than a pay-per-click scheme. It’s pitching itself as a way for both marketers and consumers to get the information they want.

72
2 years ago

An AI-powered network for the internet of things to share data from devices, enabling devices to talk to each other and enabling the creation of new business models like predictive maintenance and maintenance as a service.

72
2 years ago

This startup is building an open source framework that gives developers access to a machine learning training environment that can be used to build and train AI models

72
1 year ago

A social network for women in the US and India that helps young women find the role models they want, speak to them, organize group events and share stories.

72
2 years ago

This startup is building a next-generation credit bureau that will give consumers more control over their credit files. They want to replace the current system with a more personalised model.

71
2 years ago

A startup that is building a business-to-business model for selling to hospitals and clinics using mobile technology.

71
2 years ago

A food delivery startup that’s looking to replace the delivery driver entirely. The startup’s model is to put a fleet of drivers on the road, and use a proprietary system to manage the orders, route, and delivery. It’s using tech from the company that built the Uber app, and is launching in San Francisco in October.

71
1 year ago

A platform for buying and selling used vehicles, meant to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers using a unique model of matching and rating used cars.

71
2 years ago

A “pay as you go” media model, allowing content creators to provide a service they provide a portion of the revenue from, allowing them to build a sustainable business

70
2 years ago

3D scanning of objects, with a database for maintaining 3D models. With the help of the database, the company wants to build applications for things like digital signage, construction, art, and even retail.

70
2 years ago

A software-as-a-service platform for building and training AI models. Their software is used by the likes of Google, Facebook, and General Electric and their training services are used by companies like Unilever and Disney.

70
2 years ago

DriveMill is building a platform for the next generation of data scientists, helping them to build and test models that can successfully predict and help predict the future.

70
2 years ago

a way to feed customers in a restaurant or other establishment. The startup is looking to build on their model in Asia, and is currently in talks with investors.

70
1 year ago

Shopify is looking to expand in India with the same model that Facebook used to build its business there, which is to make it easy for small businesses to get started.

70
1 year ago

This is a startup that works with established brands to offer online courses and plans to monetize with a model of selling courses to a student’s family (like an on-demand learning service like Udemy or Coursera) and then charging them a commission fee. The startup has already built a few courses, and is also working on an AI-based chatbot for teachers.

70
2 years ago

Woothemes is a B2B e-commerce platform that helps companies sell branded items online. The company’s business model is based on a subscription model that charges companies a monthly subscription fee to use the company’s software and marketing services.

69
2 years ago

A nonprofit that has built a model for giving low-income communities in the US access to loans from local banks

69
2 years ago

A Spanish-language tech startup building a platform for travel agents and consumers to book hotel rooms online, and for online travel agencies to sell and manage hotels. The company has built a solid revenue model, and believes that scale is coming soon.

69
2 years ago

A social media platform with a paid plus subscription model

69
2 years ago

A startup that wants to replace the old “bunch of keys” business model that requires manual labor to file tax returns from tax preparation services to online forms.

69
2 years ago

A startup that’s creating a digital concierge service for everyday tasks. The company hopes to expand into household services, driving their business model with the same $1 per month fee they charge for their concierge service.

68
2 years ago

The company believes in a privacy-preserving model for storing and sharing user data to add value to their users, and is building a platform to let users control how their data is used.

68
1 year ago

A video platform for music artists to share content, with a subscription model.

68
2 years ago

A startup that is building an automated, sensor-based process for generating custom 3D stereolithography printouts. It’s a printing process that takes digital models and converts them into a physical object with a three-dimensional form.

67
1 year ago

 Another application for the “copy on demand” model proposed by the likes of Airbnb and Uber.

67
1 year ago

A game-changing way to visualize, model and manage your business processes.

67
2 years ago

A tool for making, sharing, and selling 3D models that you can use to create physical objects. The company has over 100,000 models that users can buy or download.

66
2 years ago

A startup that builds a library of 3D scans to import into other 3D modeling software.

66
1 year ago

An online marketplace for equipment and tools to help people build and remodel their homes.

66
2 years ago

A 3D modeling platform for the design community

65
2 years ago

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

65
2 years ago

An enterprise phone system that allows companies to change their phones to a different number and have it ring as many times as they need. It’s similar to RingCentral’s business model where you can get a phone number on the side of your business.

65
2 years ago

This is a startup that takes the pain out of remodeling. The company does the work for you, and all you have to do is pay for the materials and get the job done.

65
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to request rides from others nearby, for a nominal fee. The company uses a model similar to Uber, charging users a fee for a ride request, and charging the driver a fee for accepting the ride.

65
1 year ago

A platform for online courses for individual learners (no classes in physical space). Their focus is on a membership-based model, in which users can access a library of content for a fee.

65
1 year ago

A startup that is building a real-time, user-driven food delivery app. The app uses a dynamic pricing model that changes based on the demand for a particular item and its proximity to the user.

65
1 year ago

A machine learning platform that allows developers to create a predictive model of their own products, testing whether it can predict sales.

65
1 year ago

This is a mobile app that helps people find the best “personal trainer” for their fitness goals. It’s a model that lets you pay monthly and connects you with a trainer in your area.

65
2 years ago

A tool for teaching machine learning, that uses a visual programming language called Keras to help train AI models.

64
2 years ago

A platform for B2B customers to find outsourcers and outsource work, with a similar model to the startup TaskRabbit

64
2 years ago

A startup that uses a “rules engine” to provide a predictive model for understanding the relationship between various risk factors and their effects on health.

64
2 years ago

A tool to help with product management by allowing you to reuse assets, or “sketches”. One example the company gives is an ultrasound sketch of a fetus that can be turned into a 3d model to be used as a marketing collage.

64
1 year ago

An on-demand delivery service for grocery orders in India. The startup is looking to disrupt the supermarket model in the country by providing a delivery service for online grocery orders.

64
1 year ago

A startup that is working to build a feedback loop between brands, consumers, and studios. The startup is looking to create a new kind of “collective” that works to pull in creators, viewers, and brands while also establishing a new model for how creators are paid.

64
2 years ago

A model that takes care of a company’s employees and their families as they wait for serious medical treatment

63
2 years ago

This startup aims to bring access to credit to the estimated 2 billion people without it. In countries that have traditionally had difficulty accessing credit, the startup has been able to build a credit scoring model, and is now looking to bring that model to places with more need.

63
2 years ago

 A new startup that wants to take the same data-mining modeling that drives some of the world’s biggest hedge funds and apply it to the world of investing in art. The company wants to help savvy investors find the next big thing in art.

63
1 year ago

A platform that helps machine learning teams build and test models. They are hiring.

63
1 year ago

 A web interface for translating websites and files. Translate.me was originally built by two Israeli engineers as a way to translate documents from Hebrew to English or English to Hebrew. Translate.me is currently free, but the founders say they want to move into a freemium model for larger teams.

63
1 year ago

A company that wants to make a low-cost alternative to buying an iPhone. The startup aims to offer only unlocked iPhones at a lower price than the one that carriers charge. The founders say they've built a working model and have been selling the first batch of phones since June.

63
1 year ago

The team behind the former Twilio and Imgur wants to build developing mobile apps and services in a very different way than other startups. Their product targets a niche audience and has an annual recurring revenue (ARR) model.

63
2 years ago

A startup that lets users create and share 3D models of physical objects, with a focus on architecture and design.

62
1 year ago

A startup that brings models from China to the US by way of a global talent hub.

62
1 year ago

This is a company that wants to make it easier for businesses to sell technical products to consumers. Using a similar model, they offer a way to securely sell things like electronics, software, and data.

62
2 years ago

A product that helps businesses manage their risk. The startup’s software helps companies set up a risk model for their business and get a risk score so they can decide if they should hedge, mitigate, or accept the risk.

61
2 years ago

A startup that creates fancy 3D models of houses from photographs and 3D scans of real houses. The company is using the data to help homebuyers visualize their new homes.

61
2 years ago

A company that provides an alternative to the traditional model of doctor’s visits. The startup wants to take the guesswork out of scheduling appointments and provide a seamless online experience.

61
2 years ago

A bike-sharing service that is looking to disrupt the current bike-rental model.

61
1 year ago

An open source C++ library for deep learning models.

61
2 years ago

 A startup building a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people and cars. The startup is building an app that connects those two, with features like showing the most recent model car available and storing cars in a secure database.

60
1 year ago

A platform for home services, including house cleaning, painting, and lawn and garden care. The company is using a referral model to build a network of home service providers and is currently operating in the UK and Singapore.

60
1 year ago

A medical startup that aims to make it easier for patients to get access to care, though the business model is unclear.

60
8 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform for customers to buy products and services online and have them delivered to their home or office. It’s a revamp of the traditional “pick-up in store” model.

60
2 years ago

Jovi is a startup that helps companies research and manage their employees. It has a pricing model that’s slightly different from other applicant-management startups, with a monthly fee for access to the full suite of services for companies.

59
2 years ago

A company that aims to help companies evaluate their sales pipelines, using data and predictive models to help businesses predict how they should allocate resources. A platform that helps companies understand how to optimize their sales pipeline.

59
2 years ago

A messaging platform that helps foster connections between coworkers and customers. The app, which is based on the GroupMe model, is meant to be used in your spare time, during lunch, or after work.

59
1 year ago

A “startup founded on the belief that everyone, regardless of their race or religion, should have a fair and equal opportunity to achieve success and wealth”. The founders say that their business is founded on a bottom-up, local and accessible model that would allow communities to help themselves. The company will start by focusing on the South and the Midwest as their first markets.

59
2 years ago

This startup helps save money by letting commuters access value-added features for free on their commute. The startup takes a cut, but the idea is that it will be a better business model than other ride-hailing companies.

58
1 year ago

The company wants to create a service where a user can use their phone to create a virtual reality experience, and then capture it for viewing on other devices. Their product is a $3,000 kit that lets you “download” a 3-D model and bring it into the real world.

58
2 years ago

A startup that uses drones to take real-time photos of construction sites, enabling them to build more accurate 3D models of buildings.

57
1 year ago

The startup wants to use AI to scour the web for posts, contacts, and images of famous people and then match them to people who would benefit from learning from what they’ve achieved. It’s a kind of crowdsourced social media, with a revenue share model.

57
1 year ago

A 3D modeling platform that lets people build digital models of real-world objects, with an SDK that lets you easily incorporate models into games and apps.

57
1 year ago

A new type of “digital twin” for buildings, created by MIT and designed to help engineers troubleshoot, repair, and modernize existing buildings. The company aims to make it easier for engineers and architects to use 3d models of buildings to plan and design them.

57
6 months ago

A startup that’s building a grocery delivery service in the US that will use the same type of Ubers-like model that Instacart has used in the UK.

57
2 years ago

A Milwaukee startup that’s building a platform to help firms like Lyft and Uber make sense of the data they’re collecting on their customers. It’s a tool for taking real-time information and turning it into data models and visualizations.

56
1 year ago

A company that helps brands maintain their brand personalities across the web. The startup started in 2014 and has had to make some adjustments to its business model after being acquired by Rakuten for $300 million in 2018. It’s now a Rakuten company and expanding from the US to the Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

56
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool to help small businesses easily build a 3D model of their locations. It’s a visual aid that allows companies to understand what’s going on around their business, and how to make it better.

56
1 year ago

A marketing company with a library of resources for copywriters, including video scripts and templates. It started with a free script library and is working toward a subscription model.

56
1 year ago

A “pay-per-view” movie model for streaming content.

56
1 year ago

This is a virtual reality startup that wants to build 3D imaging for medical research. The company wants to use a combination of 3D scanning and computer vision to capture, model, and analyze a patient’s tissue and organs, in order to train a machine-learning algorithm to identify cells and to spot abnormalities.

55
1 year ago

A startup that tracks, analyzes, and builds predictive models for customer behavior, so brands can tailor their marketing strategies to customers more effectively.

55
1 year ago

The startup helps data scientists and engineers build more robust models from data. The company’s users include clients like Netflix and Amazon.

55
2 years ago

A solar panel installer that has a fixed-price model. The startup wants to offer a way for people to get solar panels that only pay for themselves after a certain threshold is met.

54
1 year ago

Calculates how much electricity your appliances use — and how much you could save by switching out your old ones for more efficient models.

54
1 year ago

A data scientist platform for building and managing machine learning models. A bit like H2O, AMI Data Science is designed to make it easy for the average data scientist to build and manage models.

54
1 year ago

The goal is to improve the educational experience for self-driving car engineers by replacing the monotonous work of copying and pasting data into a spreadsheet with the more creative task of creating a 3D model.

54
6 months ago

A platform for designers to easily create 3D digital models.

54
2 years ago

A cloud-based pricing model and price management tool for companies buying and selling online.

53
1 year ago

A platform that makes it easy for customers to buy products online. The startup’s revenue model is based on taking a percentage off the top of each transaction.

53
1 year ago

A startup that’s launched in the U.S. and Australia and is launching in the UK, Singapore and Singapore. The startup, which has over 10 employees, is meant to replace the hiring process with a more efficient “hiring in a box” model. The startup also aims to provide a more complete and detailed profile for candidates, as well as be able to match people to jobs based on their skills and experience.

53
1 year ago

A predictive modeling tool that aims to help local governments make better decisions about where to invest in public transportation.

53
1 year ago

A mechanical engineering software company that is building a 3D modeling package.

53
1 year ago

A set of tools for working with 3D graphics, ranging from a 3-D graphics suite to a 3-D modeling package.

53
1 year ago

With YC’s latest batch, they’ve reduced the number of people accepted into the program to 20, down from 23. The startups have also opted out of their previous program model, in which they accepted a number of companies and invested in all but one, and instead will only accept one company in the summer (with the possibility of two in the winter).

53
10 months ago

A call center startup, they want to replace the “phone tree” model that lets businesses get through to people one at a time with a single phone number. They’re currently working with Fortune 500 companies.

53
9 months ago

A twist on the “freemium” model, where the free version of the app is limited to two minutes of recording time, but allows users to build longer recordings for paid members.

53
2 years ago

The idea is to buy your groceries in bulk and then donate them to food banks or charities. The startup is also trying to build a business model around it; they’ve partnered with a company that buys excess rice, rice pilaf and canned goods, and then sells them to members at a discount.

52
2 years ago

The startup is building a marketplace for artisans to sell their goods online. The goal is to build out enough consumer demand to build out a sustainable model for farmers.

52
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI that allows people to get their credit score through a simple app. The company says their AI model is based on over 1,500,000 data points, including credit card purchases, mortgage payments, and even Uber rides.

52
1 year ago

A startup that lets you earn money renting out your car. The startup wants to replace the traditional mechanic model with one in which you can rent out your car while you’re away, receiving payment via a monthly subscription.

52
1 year ago

A SaaS solution for enterprise customers looking to integrate analytics and dashboards into their e-commerce processes. The startup is using the YC model to market its product.

52
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies save money by paying for products and services in bulk. The startup manages the purchase of products on behalf of its customers and then pays for them when they’re all shipped. The startup is based in the Bay Area, based on "Crowdfunding as a Service" model.

52
1 year ago

A startup that puts an “Uber for ride-sharing” model on demand delivery. The company’s app works with an Uber-like network of drivers to get you to any address in the city.

52
2 years ago

An idea to transform the world’s traditional volunteer work into a more efficient, tech-savvy model.

51
2 years ago

This is a startup that teams up with restaurants to build a shared table that customers can reserve. The tables are in a different part of the restaurant, and the customer can reserve them via their phone. It has a very interesting model, but the market it’s targeting is sticky, and they’re looking to expand past the pilot they’ve begun.

51
2 years ago

A Nubo is building a tool that lets you create and build digital objects from scratch. The startup wants to be the most powerful 3D digital studio for the web; it’s currently in private beta. It’s working with a few clients to provide a 3D modeling tool for 3D printing and more.

51
2 years ago

A company that helps startups in the consumer internet space build a subscription business model.

51
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help insurance companies manage risk. This is a similar model to the startup’s previous venture, Ava, which helps employers manage workers’ compensation claims for their employees.

51
1 year ago

A company that uses the company's existing network to find low-cost health care providers in the US and their prices. It then uses mobile to help patients book appointments and has built a loyalty model based on patient feedback that rewards patients for sticking to their insurance plan.

51
1 year ago

The company has a monthly recurring revenue model, where they charge users monthly, and then provide free CRM solutions to their customers. It’s an adtech company that provides the platform for brands and agencies to manage their own customer relationship management.

51
2 years ago

A startup that has been in stealth mode since February and has just now launched their beta version. It’s a piece of software that helps teams build and scale predictive models using machine learning.

50
1 year ago

This is a startup that’s trying to help machine learning researchers decide which data is best to include in their models.

50
1 year ago

A platform to connect photographers, models and makeup artists with brands looking to use their services. It’s a way to build a professional portfolio, and target models and photographers that are looking to build a fan base.

50
1 year ago

A Realtor who wants to disrupt the housing market by building a platform that allows anyone to create homes online and sell them with a “low overhead single-property model.”

50
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool to help people create and share custom business cards. It’s a DIY model that lets you add in your own graphics, photos, or even animations.

50
1 year ago

An insurance-based financing startup that helps U.S. businesses buy machinery with a lease-like financing model.

50
2 years ago

This startup is looking to augment the popular “find a mentor” model in the startup world with a program that will help people find mentors in their local area as well as people who have a history of mentoring other people.

49
2 years ago

A company that wants to bring high-end eyewear to the mass market through a subscription model. The startup is also building a platform for high-end eyewear to sell directly to consumers.

49
1 year ago

The company creates a “pay per mile” model for moving freight. It also creates an online marketplace for people to sell used goods or services to other users.

49
1 year ago

A “smart ring” for the elderly, built on a similar model to the Fitbit. They’re not yet available.

49
1 year ago

A venture that wants to build an app that lets Chinese entertainers create and sell their own content. The startup’s model is to let users pay an advance based on a percentage of their anticipated earnings.

49
1 year ago

A startup that helps people get their wedding photos back, using a pricing model based on the number of photos they want back and the price they want to pay.

49
1 year ago

A company that makes a way to print 3D models, letting users send off templates to printers for fast custom orders.

49
2 years ago

A business that works with companies that need in-person sales and marketing services in the US. It provides a model that lets companies recruit business owners and give them tools to manage the sales and marketing.

48
1 year ago

A “home-grown” fashion e-commerce platform built on the Japan-centric model of shop-in-shops.

48
1 year ago

A platform to help people find and hire the right contractor for a job, delivered through a web and mobile app. The startup wants to help companies and individuals find and contact “contractors” to complete a variety of tasks, from landscaping to remodeling.

48
1 year ago

A platform that provides insurance quotes for a range of services, including taxi rides, car repairs, and home remodeling.

48
1 year ago

A startup for buying and selling first-party data, like private user data from apps, from a “safer” model.

48
1 year ago

CineSynth is building a tool for the film industry that allows animators to create a computer-generated character from scratch, using an animation program. The app is designed to give animators and 3D modelers the ability to create characters and sets themselves without using a third party.

48
10 months ago

A team of three in Chicago that wants to build a new model for media distribution. The company says it wants to make it easier for video producers to distribute their work and get paid for it

47
1 year ago

A subscription model for healthcare professionals in select countries. Doctors will be given access to a set quota of tests per day from a pool of tests that are available on the platform.

46
1 year ago

In the last two years, the cost of building a nuclear plant in the US has increased seven times, while the cost of building a solar plant has dropped. Upstart Energy is building a solar plant in the desert of California to compete with utility companies that have built nuclear plants. The startup aims to use an asset-light model and build a plant for around $1.5 billion.

46
1 year ago

A startup that connects people with personal chefs. ChefInk has built a network of professional chefs over a peer-to-peer model, with the company taking a commission for each transaction. The startup has built a user base of over 1,000 users and has $40k in monthly transactions.

46
1 year ago

A tool for hiring software developers, using a similar model to marketplaces like AngelList.

46
1 year ago

A tool meant to make it easy for people to find the right contractor for specific projects. It’s currently focused on the US, but the startup says it’s looking to expand in the next year. Compared to the current contracting model, it allows users to search for contractors based on skill and experience, with a simple process for project management and payment.

46
1 year ago

A startup that wants to take the app store model and apply it to the world of event tickets.

46
1 year ago

A subscription model for content creators where the business takes a percentage of revenue, with the site owner retaining 100% of the ad revenue.

45
1 year ago

A 3D modeling tool for UI/UX designers, who can create immersive 3D models to help visualize their ideas.

45
1 year ago

A startup that enables restaurants to create a “pay-as-you-go” or “membership” model, offering a stream of customers who pay a monthly fee.

45
1 year ago

A distributed computing network that’s built to create and share machine learning models. It’s similar to a public cloud in that it’s meant to be shared among all the people who need to use it, but it provides free access to most of its resources.

45
10 months ago

A tool to help startup founders build their startup vision. It’s a virtual printer that allows you to build a full-scale prototype of your product with a few clicks of your mouse. The startup is looking to make prototyping a viable alternative to using physical models.

45
1 year ago

A car-sharing startup that’s taking a novel approach to car sharing, via a subscription model.

44
1 year ago

A new way to create and sell ebooks — through a subscription model. Publishers can offer “memberships” for $10 a month and get access to a repository of 1,000 different books. There’s a title, author, and a description of the book, as well as a collection of images. They plan to launch in the fall of 2019.

44
1 year ago

A game studio that makes mobile games. The startup is looking to build a new publishing model for mobile games, one that incentivizes players to engage in social-driven gameplay.

44
1 year ago

A tool for bankers, startups, and investors to quickly assess a company’s potential based on its business model, customer network, and other metrics (I love this kind of stuff)

43
1 year ago

A startup with a very unusual (but interesting) business model. Instead of charging a monthly fee, Mattermark sells itself as a kind of “product research service” to customers, who pay when they find an investment-worthy stock.

43
6 months ago

A deep-learning model for the Netflix Prize (the $1M prize for the first team to produce a movie rating system that was better than the human-rated system currently used by Netflix.)

43
1 year ago

A startup that is trying to set up a "pre-order" business model for prescription drugs. It’s currently at work with a few drug companies that would like a way to distribute their drugs more efficiently. The startup is also working with a patient advocacy group to help get more people covered by their government’s medical system.

42
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps companies buy products and services from other companies via a bid-and-ask model.

42
1 year ago

This startup takes a page from the Airbnb playbook, allowing people to rent out their extra space in their homes as an option to earn money, as well as living space. It’s currently dealing with issues regarding the legality of this model in the UK.

41
11 months ago

A home repair service that has a unique model that connects customers with local plumbers to do the work at their house.

41
6 months ago

A food delivery startup that is building a platform to enable food delivery through everyday foods. This is a startup with an interesting business model: instead of going after restaurants, the startup is focused on delivering to people’s homes.

41
1 year ago

A tool for mobile photographers who want to quickly and easily create 3D models of their subjects.

40
1 year ago

A startup that connects buyers and sellers of used luxury cars by matching them based on the car’s make and model.

40
1 year ago

NextGenDNN is building a platform that allows enterprise-level businesses to deploy their own custom machine learning models on Azure.

39
1 year ago

A P2P vetinary clinic that aims to break away from the traditional vetinary model by avoiding the vetinary practice of selling a vetinary service for a fixed price. They want to sell services based on a vetinary’s experience and reputation, instead.

39
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based company that uses AI to detect emotions and build emotion models of users. Its app potentially helps its clients better communicate with customers. It currently has about 10,000 users.

39
1 year ago

This startup isn’t a direct-to-consumer model, but rather a service that allows businesses to run their own in-person promotional events. The startup says they’ve seen great success with the model, having sold out of the first batch of tickets they sold and plans to sell out of the second batch they sell and their third batch as well.

38
1 year ago

This startup aims to get into the home cleaning market, and hopes to do it with a billing-as-a-service model.

38
11 months ago

A platform for selling concert tickets, with a focus on artists with strong fan bases. The idea is to build a direct-to-fan model for ticketing, which would also help artists sell merchandise and merchandise directly to fans.

38
9 months ago

A platform to help restaurants manage their supply chains. The company is built on a model it hopes will help restaurants avoid the problems of running their own data center.

38
11 months ago

 A startup that’s developing a method of 3D printing human tissue models, including those in the heart, lungs, brain, blood system, and other structures.

37
1 year ago

A tool that helps people create products that can be purchased through their site. It’s like a marketplace but instead of buying products, you’re offering them to people as a service. It’s a model similar to TaskRabbit or Uber.

36
1 year ago

This startup is looking to make it easier for companies to build and deploy machine learning models. The company uses a “human-to-computer” interface to walk users through the process of building a machine learning model to make it as easy as possible for anyone to take part in the process.

36
1 year ago

The team at iKwik, inspired by their grandfather’s wisdom, are building an app that helps you get the most out of your lint trap. It’s made to help keep your clothes looking fresh and to remove dust from your clothes. The startup is looking to partner with retailers and may consider introducing a subscription model.

36
9 months ago

A social network for folks over 50, offering a variety of community and networking benefits, with a business model based on advertising.

36
10 months ago

A startup for buying and selling used phones online. One of its business models is a “gifted” model that gives “reputable” users the ability to gift other users with phones. Called "Gifted,” it's a free app for iOS that lets you buy and gift phones to your friends, family, or strangers.

35
1 year ago

A platform to help nonprofits raise more funds, with a model similar to Kickstarter

34
8 months ago

A platform that helps musicians share their music while also selling it. They’re using a crowdfunding model for musicians to get their music out there without having to commit to a label.

34
3 years ago

A startup that helps brick-and-mortar retail businesses grow online The company used a SaaS model for their marketing platform, which helps companies attract and convert online customers

33
1 year ago

This startup is building a different kind of revenue model for content creators. The startup pays its “content producers” a flat rate of $1 per channel view.

33
11 months ago

This is a subscription service that sends their users a barcode for every product they purchase, which they scan at the checkout to get discounts on that product. They claim their model has the potential to save shoppers up to $1,000 a year.

32
7 months ago

"The company's founders say that while they've always thought of themselves as a B2B company, for now they are focusing on providing the service they have to their own customer base of 600 firms. It will be interesting to see how the business develops as it moves this model into the B2C world."

32
11 months ago

This company is working to teach hard skills to the next generation of software engineers, and is finding success in college campuses. It’s a bootcamp model that teaches students how to build software for startups and tech companies, taking the idea to a whole new level.

31
11 months ago

An online platform where data scientists can put their “proprietary machine learning models” to good use.

31
10 months ago

A digital twin of your house. The startup is working on a way to build these simulations with 3D printers, allowing you to walk through your home and test out different models.

31
7 months ago

A lightweight, cloud-based storage app that works with Dropbox. The startup is aiming to make Dropbox work just like any other cloud storage service, including transparent pricing models.

31
5 months ago

is a startup that wants to use blockchain to build out a platform for people to rent their homes to travelers. It’s an interesting model that doesn’t yet seem to have a massive market.

31
3 years ago

Idea: A marketing platform for beauty brands to sell directly to their customers. The startup is built on a freemium model and has made $2,820 in sales.

30
11 months ago

A global digital-tourism company that helps travelers with travel planning, booking, and other services. They want to complement the travel agency model by providing a one-stop shop for a traveler's entire trip.

30
10 months ago

An insurance company in the UK that uses a dynamic pricing model that adjusts premiums based on the age of a policyholder and the likelihood of them having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years.

30
1 year ago

The startup’s co-founder, who goes by the name Jacob, says that the main problem with the current credit-scoring models is that they’re too old. The current models don’t consider the latest credit scores, he explains, and only look at how many credit cards a user has. Jacob’s co-founder, who goes by the name Tim, says that his startup is working to solve the problem with an algorithm that models a user’s credit score based on their behavior and also looks at their credit card usage.

29
8 months ago

A startup that’s creating a platform for remote workers. The startup wants to help companies find work-from-home positions and offers a “pay-per-hour” model, similar to TaskRabbit. It also has a platform where employers can build the type of jobs that they want to fill, including remote work.

29
7 months ago

A pilot project by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build a large-scale, three-dimensional, computer-rendered model of the universe.

29
1 year ago

A company that aims to build a platform for open source, using a “freemium” model to let developers build on its core services.

28
11 months ago

A social network for people who want help with their finances. The business is aimed at people with tight budgets, and a business model where the company charges a fee for the service, and you pay upfront.

28
10 months ago

A home cleaning service that charges by the hour and offers a subscription based on a “no-touch” model of cleaning.

28
1 year ago

A startup that helps builders create interactive home displays. The startup creates virtual 3D models that customers can summon with a smartphone.

27
10 months ago

A startup that is building a “machine learning model” to help businesses build their own employee training programs.

27
9 months ago

A health startup that is building an AI-driven model for predicting and preventing cancer. It focuses on improving cancer registration and diagnostics in countries where cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage.

27
7 months ago

A startup that helps companies and brands grow sustainable food sources and crops, connecting buyers with farmers. It’s using a model that’s a cross between Etsy and Amazon to connect people with food and farmers.

27
10 months ago

A startup that wants to make healthcare more accessible to people living in developing countries. The startup believes that its model of using mobile phones to pay for healthcare services will be a more accessible option for people in rural areas who don’t have access to traditional healthcare. It’s looking to partner with companies like Walmart and the Gates Foundation to help its cause.

26
10 months ago

A B2B company that helps financial institutions and insurance companies understand their data, and build models for predicting customer behavior.

26
9 months ago

A data analytics and predictive modeling service, which helps companies get better at predicting things like customer churn and fraud risks.

26
7 months ago

Another tool for sourcing and finding freelance professionals, this time for construction and remodeling businesses.

26
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that helps fashion designers collaborate faster and more efficiently by allowing them to connect their models with their customers.

25
11 months ago

A “computational modeling platform” that allows scientists to build models faster and more easily, and with a lower barrier to entry.

25
10 months ago

A startup for shared rides. They’re taking on the Uber and Lyft models with a lower price point.

25
9 months ago

A program that helps employees find local contractors for home remodeling jobs.

25
8 months ago

A sports shoe subscription service, with models that ship every three months.

25
1 year ago

A way to help workers in the U.S. and Canada get visas to work in other countries. Their model is to help the companies that allow their employees to work abroad to get them visas. The startup is looking to grow into a full-service immigration firm.

24
10 months ago

A 3D printer that prints a layer-by-layer model of a structure, with support structures that can be cut with a laser. The startup says that their first product is the world’s first 3D printed bridge.

24
9 months ago

A platform that connects photographers with models, to find talent and manage payments.

24
11 months ago

An AI-powered voice assistant meant to help people stay in touch with the people they care about. It’s still in beta and is currently in an invite-only model.

23
9 months ago

A crowdsourced model for hiring world-class experts, which they are leveraging to help companies outsource knowledge work.

23
8 months ago

A startup that runs an existing hotel chain as a hotel. Rather than using a franchise, the company operates as a hotel and uses that brand to run its business. The startup is using its own hotel to test this model, and is targeting travel companies in the UK.

23
5 months ago

A platform for building and managing networks of professionals who offer certain types of expertise, based on a recurring revenue model.

23
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps companies reach out to job candidates with targeted content based on how they perform during an interview. The business model is similar to that of HireVue, which was acquired for $200 million by Glassdoor last year.

22
7 months ago

A company that provides a way to get a loan for women in the Philippines without the aid of a middleman. The startup is working with existing local banks to test its model, and they’re looking for a US partner to help them get the green-light to expand to the US.

22
5 months ago

A private marketplace for cloud-based apps, with developers paid using a FaaS model.

22
8 months ago

In March 2019, Y Combinator announced the launch of Y Combinator Research, a new research and development arm. Y Combinator Research will primarily focus on "unconventional" business models and will produce research reports on how to successfully build and grow companies with new models.

21
7 months ago

A 3D printing service for small businesses, which uses a cloud-based pipeline to create a 3D model and then send an STL file to a 3D printer for printing.

21
9 months ago

A platform for cross-border payments that allows payments to be made in any currency, instantly. It’s an alternative to incumbents like TransferWise but rather than charging a flat fee, it has a subscription model that charges a percentage.

20
5 months ago

A B2B “marketplace for the sharing economy”, using the Lyft model to let people rent a car or a bike or a carpool or a scooter. They’re starting with LA, their home market, and Toronto.

20
7 months ago

This startup is targeting the restaurant and hospitality industry, offering a “pay-as-you-go” model for ordering food from an app.

19
7 months ago

 This startup is building an automation service for kitchen and bathroom remodels that helps contractors and contractors’ customers plan and track their work.

19
7 months ago

The startup will bring a new type of “social lending” model to the world, where businesses can raise capital by selling equity instead of debt.

19
6 months ago

This startup is building a new model for digital advertising that focuses on improving the user experience. They want to build a product that allows companies to run digital ads that can be turned off by users, and turn them on only when they want.

19
9 months ago

A startup that wants to change the way people think about shopping for lingerie. Its goal is not to sell lingerie, but to make shopping a more enjoyable experience. It does this by taking models on a virtual shopping trip through its website, sending them clothes to try on and vote on. Consumers can also make suggestions based on clothing they see.

18
7 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for consumers to buy and sell used tires. Called Restyle, this is a model that’s similar to eBay. The startup is using the champion of online shopping, Amazon, to help it get off the ground.

18
7 months ago

This company is building a mobile app for radio stations, offering on-demand music for listeners, and a revenue-sharing revenue model.

18
5 months ago

A tool to help manufacturers automate the creation of device schematics and 3D models, using CAD software. The company wants to help manufacturers save time and money when designing and manufacturing their products.

18
7 months ago

A personal loan company in the Philippines that works on a recurring revenue model that allows customers to pay off personal loans with a 10% monthly fee on top of the principal.

17
7 months ago

A fintech startup that’s building an AI-driven credit-scoring model that will make it easier for businesses to raise capital by analyzing and predicting customers’ credit risk.

17
11 months ago

A mobile app that helps you plan and manage DIY projects, like home improvement, remodeling, and more.

16
9 months ago

A startup that would help companies build “instant” 3D models of their products. It’s a tool that’s been used by Toyota, Audi, Nissan, LG, and more.

16
7 months ago

A mobile app that helps users schedule and pay for haircuts with the convenience of being in a barber shop. The company wants to take the barber shop model and apply it to skincare and styling.

16
6 months ago

A startup that helps people find the best deals on home improvement and remodeling projects, then distributes the savings to the end consumer.

16
5 months ago

This startup is building an online tool that lets you set up subscription services, which it pitches as “a better version of the Amazon Prime subscription model, but for small businesses.”

16
10 months ago

The pay-as-you-go model of mobile phone ownership means that people who don’t have a contract with a carrier can get stuck with a phone they don’t want. Notable is a startup trying to change that.

15
8 months ago

The idea for a startup is to make something that solves a problem and can be sold. The founder, the vision, the product, the technology, and the business model have to be great.

15
8 months ago

A predictive analytics tool that helps companies make better decisions based on data. Notion is based on a predictive model that analyzes the past relationships between companies.

15
8 months ago

A new financing model for startups. They provide a 3-year loan, and the interest rate is tiny.

15
6 months ago

A 3D modeling software that lets users create their own things.

15
5 months ago

A startup with a strong data science background that allows employees to analyze and create models from massive amounts of data from things like social media, forum posts, blog posts, and more. The founder says that these data sets can be used to predict behaviors and trends for things like product development.

15
6 months ago

The startup promises to use machine learning to shed light on the mysterious dark matter that has been missing from the Standard Model.

14
5 months ago

A startup that makes a new type of inkjet printer that they say has better resolution and higher quality printing than existing models. Their technology uses a laser to heat up the ink, and they say it reduces the amount of ink needed by as much as 75%.

14
3 years ago

Idea: A SaaS product that helps create recurring donations, a recurring revenue model usually only done by nonprofits The startup wants to serve for-profit businesses looking to encourage repeat purchases

13
7 months ago

A self-service tool for real estate agents and investors. The startup uses a marketplace model to allow investors to syndicate real estate investments.

13
6 months ago

Menlo, a startup founded by Rackspace Chairman Graham Weston, wants to replace your current laptop with a subscription-based model, which would allow you to pay $15 per month for a new computer, and get a new one every few years. Menlo is now moving into physical data centers to build out its business.

13
5 months ago

A startup that gives you the option to “cash out” your Amazon Prime subscription. The startup wants to undercut the “ongoing subscription” model that Amazon has in place, essentially allowing you to sell your membership.

13
6 months ago

A platform that connects shoppers with people who can babysit their kids, in a marketplace model where parents can pay on a monthly basis.

12
6 months ago

A startup that makes life-sized 3D models of props you can use in VR games

11
6 months ago

Aiming to bring the “brilliance of AI” to financial services, helping companies develop decision support models for their operations.

11
3 years ago

Idea: A startup building tools for developers to build, secure, and deploy machine learning and data science models This is the “serverless” version of their main product

10
7 months ago

A company that builds apps for businesses that want to make money in a more sustainable way, such as using a “post-consumption” model for “carbon credits”

10
3 years ago

Idea: The startup has developed a way for people to share live video with each other while also seeing what others are seeing in real-time. It’s an app where viewers can see what’s happening, but the creator of the video is in control of what they see. It’s modeled a bit like Instagram Stories, but the app wants to become a hub for live video streaming.

9
6 months ago

A company that uses a mathematical model to analyze the effectiveness of content marketing, helping companies cut through the noise and determine what works best.

9
3 years ago

Idea: A web-based hotel booking platform for vacationers in Asia, built natively for mobile. Their models includes a monthly subscription service for hotels, allowing them to focus on customer service and other features.

8
6 months ago

The startup has built a machine learning platform for engineers to create new algorithms and model features for their products in a natural language format. It allows engineers to provide feedback and collaborate with other users in a way that’s not possible with existing tools.

7
3 years ago

A platform that helps to manage data science models

5
3 years ago

A startup that helps people find and book a remodeling contractor for their house

-1
3 years ago

Idea: Take the New York Times model and apply it to content for developers

-1
3 years ago

Idea: Previously, the company was raising money under the name Tender, which would have been a food delivery service that employed the same “crowd delivery” model as Munchery or Peach Now, the company is simply called Tender, and will be an online marketplace for farmers

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A startup providing free credit scores to customers, funded by a paywall around their credit report They believe this will generate better engagement than the traditional credit monitoring model, which pays customers to read their credit report

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3 years ago

Idea: A software company that’s building a tool that helps lawyers and other legal professionals manage their case load It does this by building predictive models that help lawyers understand how they’re spending time, who they should be billing, and how to allocate their time more efficiently It also helps process payments The startup has $0 in funding and was founded in 2017

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3 years ago

Idea: A toolkit to help machine learning engineers build their own ML models

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3 years ago

Idea: A smart contract platform using a Bitcoin-like UTXO model

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3 years ago

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

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3 years ago

Idea: A B2B startup that allows companies to build and sell software to other companies, with a revenue share model

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3 years ago

Idea: Creating a product that helps online publishers make more money from subscription models.

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3 years ago

Idea: Improves the performance of ads by pinpointing the moment that a customer sees an ad and decides to buy. The startup is building machine learning models to predict conversion time, and the founders have already run $1m of ads through their product.

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3 years ago

Idea: A startup for custom mobile applications for companies and non-profits. It’s a well-known model that has been around for a few years. The founder says his company has $30k in monthly recurring revenue, working with 500 companies.

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3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a tool that makes it easier for users to edit 3D models in VR. It’s a combination of a 3D modeling tool and a 3D rendering engine, currently available for Oculus and HTC Vive.

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3 years ago

Idea: A craft brewery with a subscription model — you can buy a membership which gives you a certain number of free beers per month, or you can pay for a certain number of beers per month.

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3 years ago

A startup that’s building a machine learning model to predict the success of an ICO

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