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1 year ago

A startup that helps nonprofits build a social media strategy for their causes

454
2 years ago

A female-focused, non-sexualized virtual reality platform where women can connect with other women in a safe and judgement-free environment to discuss and learn about sexual health and wellness.

351
2 years ago

A peer-to-peer lending company that helps non-profits raise money for their operations.

278
2 years ago

A company that makes it easy for non-technical people to develop apps

195
2 months ago

A startup that enables users to determine the health of an anonymous friend. The startup currently has 70,000 registered users.

170
2 years ago

A startup that lets users anonymously rate their Uber drivers and drivers rate them.

157
1 year ago

A tool to help non-profits raise money with an online crowdfunding campaign

156
1 year ago

This is a subscription tool for nonprofits that helps them keep track of donations and donors. The company is launching in the US in early 2019.

153
1 year ago

A toolkit to help non-profits build and manage websites. Its pre-built themes include a person-powered fundraising site, an environmental website, and a donation-based site.

147
1 year ago

A software development company that tries to reduce the number of bugs in a product by having customers pretend to be nonspeaking computers.

147
2 years ago

A startup that gives people a way to donate their old clothes to charities and non-profits

145
2 years ago

A visual analytics tool that helps non-technical people understand what their data means. The startup is backed by Y Combinator.

138
1 year ago

 A startup prototyping a platform for helping companies recruit non-employees without having to pay to recruit a job applicant, which would be a win for the applicant and the company. (This is similar to the above Idea.)

138
2 years ago

The company is aiming to bring the benefits of mobile marketing to nonprofits.

134
2 years ago

A startup that helps non-profits and nonprofits raise money by sharing their stories. The company is a YC alum.

133
2 years ago

A platform for managing and sharing programs that helps companies and nonprofits with their marketing materials.

128
2 years ago

A platform that provides video-editing tools for non-professionals.

128
1 year ago

A program that helps businesses and nonprofits engage their volunteers through social media, newsletters, and email.

128
1 year ago

A project management tool for non-profits, with a “social component” that helps them manage events and volunteers.

128
2 years ago

A company building a platform to enable "goodwill-driven" giving by connecting donors to nonprofits

127
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to make building custom software easier for non-coders. It's similar to tools like Kaleidoscope or CodeRunner.

125
2 years ago

A company that helps nonprofits and local governments hire digital marketing agencies that are more targeted to their needs. They’re currently offering 5 hours of consulting and digital marketing services for $200.

125
2 years ago

A company that helps non-profits and charities raise money and manage all of their events.

124
2 years ago

Builds a simple, secure, and anonymous way to rent out a private room in your home.

124
2 years ago

A company that documents and shares the most popular requests for charity and non-profit organizations with the goal of “democratizing” the process for donors.

123
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

A company that helps hire talent for nonprofits and charities.

121
2 years ago

A platform for scheduling and tracking overhead costs for nonprofits.

120
2 years ago

A startup for nonprofits to support their membership, fundraising, and communications via an API.

120
2 years ago

A “non-profit” that helps people tell their stories and finds them a publisher or platform that will promote them.

119
2 years ago

A platform to help users manage and make sense of their music libraries. It’s a Spotify for non-premium users.

119
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help nonprofits better track donations, gain more funding, and convert their biggest donors.

118
2 years ago

A platform for organizations, including universities and non-profits, to raise money through crowdfunding.

117
2 years ago

A tool to help nonprofits (and their supporters) analyze their data.

117
2 years ago

A free and anonymous account of all of your medical bills, keeping you from falling behind on payments and giving you peace of mind.

117
2 years ago

This company is focusing on anonymized data for companies. The startup lets anyone sell anonymized data about their customers, which can be used by businesses to provide better services.

116
2 years ago

A startup that’s developing a tool for non-English speakers to translate their documents into a format that can be read by a machine.

116
2 years ago

A quick and easy way to pay, accept donations, and market for nonprofits on the web using just a mobile number, email address, and name.

116
2 years ago

A company that pays people in the developing world to write content for a fee. They’ve already signed up one client (Watsi, a non-profit that helps poor people in medical emergencies) and expect to sign up another soon.

115
2 years ago

A platform for volunteer-powered projects that allows citizens to crowdsource solutions to local problems. It helps cities and nonprofits connect with volunteers to solve challenges like pollution, hunger, homelessness.

115
2 years ago

A platform that connects people who need help with people who can help them. They’ve partnered with cities, governments, and nonprofits.

114
2 years ago

A startup that wants to be a digital platform that helps clients navigate the tax benefits of charitable donations. The startup is building an app that works with local charities and nonprofits that helps donors navigate the complexities of taxation. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, the startup raised $248,000 from angel investors.

112
1 year ago

A platform designed for the non-technical employee to communicate with their managers.

112
2 years ago

A company that helps non-profits with online fundraising.

111
2 years ago

A messaging app, with a mobile web client to allow for SMS-based communication without a smartphone. The company is working on a browser-based client for non-mobile devices and has raised $3.5M in funding from Y Combinator.

111
2 years ago

A web-based service that allows people to create events for non-profits and make donations easier.

111
2 years ago

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

110
2 years ago

A company that makes AI-powered software to help nonprofits, raising funds from the community.

110
2 years ago

A digital tool to help the UN to create non-geographic identifiers for refugees, to protect them from cyber-harassment and improve their access to services.

110
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who are non-native English speakers navigate the US immigration system. The startup is based in San Francisco and is hiring.

110
2 years ago

A small, locally-owned business in the Twin Cities that sells and rents space to small nonprofits and non-profits.

108
2 years ago

What happens when you start going to boring networking events A startup that sells tickets to events in a non-standard format, taking the pain out of organizing and selling tickets.

107
2 years ago

Webpage software for local non-profits. The company wants to help non-profits to reach more people with the tools they need to build their mission-critical websites.

107
2 years ago

A tool that helps non-profits create better digital apps.

107
1 year ago

The startup helps nonprofits raise money, selling a “bundles of investments”.

106
2 years ago

A company that brings internet of things-style technology to the previously non-internet-connected, like home appliances. It’s a home monitoring hub that allows you to control things like your lights and heating from your smartphone.

105
2 years ago

An online platform that helps find and manage projects, services and talent for non-profits.

105
2 years ago

The company is interested in building a new type of crowdfunding platform for businesses and non-profits.

104
2 years ago

A company that helps non-profits and foundations streamline their operations by using software to connect their various databases and systems.

103
2 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.

103
3 months ago

A portable diagnostic tool for children to run noninvasive tests. A startup that helps parents test their kids for common problems before they go to the doctor. The startup is working on a lower-cost version of its product that can be used at home.

102
2 years ago

The software lets employers manage the careers of anonymous employees. The startup is using the data to help companies recruit talent from candidates who have the best qualifications.

101
2 years ago

A company that’s building tools for non-profit organizations to track and publish donations and donors, as well as tools for those organizations to track and publish their own press.

100
2 years ago

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

100
2 years ago

The creators of this startup want to bring the world a universal, open-source, and non-profit search engine.

99
2 years ago

A simple way to set up a company, with a clear, no-nonsense guide for the process.

98
2 years ago

The startup’s name is an acronym for the first three letters of “I Would Give Up”, the fourth letter of “Shit”, and the fifth letter of “Happiness”. The app lets users share stories anonymously that relate to the first three letters.

97
2 years ago

A startup that is building a tool to help non-profit organizations raise funds. It’s an SBI platform that allows donors to donate in their own currency and for donors to specify how much they’d like to donate.

97
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for non-programmers to spread their own ideas together with others in real time. The company has been building a community of online users to ask and answer questions in a Q&A format.

97
2 years ago

A non-profit organization which helps teachers discuss and share classroom resources, with an emphasis on developing new materials and resources for teachers.

97
2 years ago

Designed to help clients define and measure their social impact, Consequence is a software company helping nonprofits and for-profits better track their impact. It helps clients measure the effectiveness of their programs and measure employees’ impact, too. The company has a $10 million Series A, with $1 million raised in its first round of VC funding.

96
2 years ago

A tool to help companies estimate the time it will take to complete software development projects. Currently only for-profit SaaS companies, the startup wants to expand into the nonprofit and hardware sectors in the future.

96
2 years ago

A company that makes tools for the non-profit and humanitarian space. It recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

96
1 year ago

A tool that helps manage grants and contributions for non-profits. The company has been funded by YC and the National Endowment for the Arts.

96
2 years ago

A company that helps charities and nonprofits raise money through online platforms. The company’s current product allows organizations to create an online presence, convert and store donations, and use the data to build and optimize their online marketing campaigns.

95
2 years ago

A platform for data science and machine learning that’s meant to be accessible for non-technical users.

95
2 years ago

A company that’s building a web app that makes it easy for non-technical users to create and update documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

94
1 year ago

A startup that allows nonprofits to fundraise online and sell merchandise. The startup matches donors with nonprofits that need money, and allows users to also donate money to certain causes.

94
2 years ago

A non-profit that follows and mentors African-American female entrepreneurs, providing them access to mentors and resources to help them build their businesses.

93
2 years ago

A startup that provides a way to connect donors with nonprofits through the power of social media.

93
9 months ago

This startup is building a portable bio-sensor that can measure drugs in the body through non-invasive blood tests. The sensors are worn like a necklace and are powered by a single AAA battery.

93
2 years ago

A tool to help nonprofits do their fundraising. By taking in donations and giving them out to their clients in a direct, transparent manner, the startup wants to help nonprofits grow their donor bases and improve their bottom line.

92
2 years ago

An AI-powered tool for building mobile apps with a focus on helping non-technical people.

92
2 years ago

 A collective of independent, small-time, and non-profit startups.

92
2 years ago

A tool tasked with helping local governments and non-profits collaborate through digital tools.

91
2 years ago

Works with companies to provide non-technical training, like how to write a resume, how to respond to an interview question, or how to talk about your experience.

91
2 years ago

A video editing platform for non-professionals,

88
1 year ago

Transnational startup that creates tools for small businesses and nonprofits to communicate in Korean. The company is working with a Korean NGO on the Korean-language version of Forecast.

88
2 years ago

This company is building a platform to allow companies and non-profits to track their employees’ attendance, expenses, and other key metrics.

87
1 year ago

A company that’s building a platform for government and non-profit organizations to find and hire remote workers.

87
1 year ago

A startup that lets you buy a lifetime membership to a community of people who share your interests. It’s a subscription based site so you pay a set amount over time, but there’s a free version for non-members.

86
1 year ago

Gives people the ability to “give back” in a way that’s easy, cost effective, and fun. It’s a platform that lets people donate a percentage of their income through a daily survey, which is then split between the nonprofit of their choice and the charity of their choice.

85
2 years ago

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

84
2 years ago

A company that builds software that helps local governments and non-profit organizations use data to build better services for their communities. The startup wants to build a cloud-based platform that acts as a repository for all local government data.

84
1 year ago

A startup for nonprofits to manage their recurring donation programs, allowing them to figure out which programs are most effective and where to invest their money.

84
1 year ago

A tool for non-tech students to learn about programming.

83
1 year ago

"This list of startups is a non-exhaustive collection of the best companies funded by YC. It's not intended to be a comprehensive list of all startups funded by YC. Regardless, we'll be publishing additional startups funded by YC at a later date."

81
2 years ago

This is a messaging app for nonprofit organizations. The goal is to make it easier for groups to send information and announcements, but also to build a social network for the groups.

80
2 years ago

A remote support tool for technical and non-technical users

79
1 year ago

A way to protect your privacy by using data from social media to “unmask the real, anonymous person behind a fake account”.

79
18 days ago

An online marketplace for health data and analytics, where companies can buy and sell anonymized health data to help improve health outcomes.

79
2 years ago

This startup provides a platform for people to to create a ‘personal AI’ to help them track and manage their personal data. They use data from your emails, social media, and web browsing to help you monitor your data, and create a personalized AI to help you manage your personal data, with the data you give them being anonymized.

76
1 year ago

A cryptocurrency exchange for non-accredited investors. The company’s founders have said they’d like to build a decentralized exchange for non-accredited investors.

76
1 year ago

A for-profit volunteer organization that makes it easier for people to donate their time to nonprofits.

76
10 months ago

A startup for crowdfunding for nonprofits

76
1 year ago

The company has been working with major banks in the region to help them improve the way they price loans and mortgages. It can also help non-bank lenders do the same.

75
2 years ago

A digital bank account for Indian startups and SMBs looking to get a loan from non-banks.

74
2 years ago

A “non-traditional” startup that focuses on the aftermarket. It focuses on a market that’s typically difficult to reach because of the need for a deeper understanding of a customer’s business and needs.

73
1 year ago

A SaaS app for U.S. non-profits. The startup says it helps “non-profits and donor-advised funds” keep track of their donors.

71
1 year ago

A financial service that helps manage non-bank financial products in Latin America.

70
1 year ago

A company that does data collection for nonprofit events. The company is going to help nonprofits run better, faster, and cheaper events through a better toolset.

69
9 months 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.

69
16 days ago

A company that provides insurance for non-traditional vehicles like scooters and e-bikes.

69
2 years ago

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

68
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to donate to nonprofits. The startup takes the hassle out of processing donations by replacing the 3-5% processing fee that many nonprofits pay for online donations with a 2.5% processing fee.

68
1 year ago

The founder of Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science education more accessible, wants to create a foundation to encourage high school students to learn software and programming.

68
1 year ago

Focusing on hiring methods for nonprofits, this startup is working on a platform that aims to take out the “friction” in the hiring process.

68
1 year ago

A US-based startup that wants to help businesses and nonprofits track and report on their social media activity.

68
1 year ago

Non-profits in the U.S. and abroad rely on donors and volunteers to get their work done. Unfortunately, they aren’t always able to rely on these people to do what they promise. BitGive is a platform for non-profits that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform lets non-profits raise money through cryptocurrency and use those funds to make donations to the causes they care about.

67
1 year ago

The company wants to become the Amazon of US foreign aid. It wants to help US citizens save money on international travel and give non-profits and governments more money to spend in the developing world.

67
1 year ago

A platform to connect law enforcement and schools to reduce the risk of school shootings by allowing for anonymous tip-offs on students with behavioral issues.

66
11 months ago

A free anonymous email account for the homeless, and a way to use email from the homeless in the workforce.

66
1 year ago

A “dynamic” service that allows customers to take a picture of a receipt and have it automatically translated to 10 other languages. It also provides translation services for non-English speaking customers.

65
1 year ago

A job board for non-profit organizations.

64
9 months ago

A startup focused on the development of specialty plastics. It’s got a factory in the US, and its first product is a sustainable, nontoxic version of the plastic used to make fiberglass.

63
8 days ago

A text-based interface for non-English speakers on Slack.

63
9 months ago

A platform that enables a “one-click” process for nonprofits to raise donations, and for donors to get credit for their donations.

62
2 years ago

A card that can be used to withdraw cash from ATMs in over 200 countries in the world, with no fees and no limits on how much a person can withdraw. The startup is currently testing in the UK, and wants to go worldwide. It’s a competitor to non-native cards like the Delta SkyMiles card.

61
1 year ago

A platform that helps people with no access to banking services, get small business loans and savings accounts. They’re a nonprofit and are building a platform to help people build their own financial products and have it administered by a bank, thus making it more accessible.

60
1 year ago

Startup that wants to create a platform that would allow people to create an “anonymously encrypted blog” for their friends, family, and co-workers.

59
3 months ago

A company that helps non-profits raise funds by inviting contributions from people who care about the cause.

59
1 year ago

A three-way partnership between a university, a local government, and a private company that connects local governments and non-profits that want to find funding to their projects in a more efficient way.

58
1 year ago

A platform for helping people donate to nonprofits. The startup wants to “take the pain out of giving.”

58
1 year ago

A social initiative focused on helping refugees in Lebanon find jobs and jobs find refugees.

58
1 year ago

A startup focused on helping non-profits make better use of their data. It’s early days, but that’s one of the key areas where non-profits are struggling to get value from their data.

57
1 year ago

A tool to help nonprofits create their own call-to-action campaigns, by turning their event pages into a call-to-action page.

56
1 year ago

A company that builds a platform for non-legal software contracts, allowing businesses to use a contract that’s more flexible and can be altered without getting a lawyer involved.

56
1 year ago

 A startup that helps companies and non-profits track their donations, using the donations as incentives to attract and retain employees. The idea is that the donations can be used as a sort of “pay-to-work” scheme.

56
6 months ago

A platform that helps non-profits raise money by selling sponsorships.

56
1 year ago

A startup that helps nonprofits replace donation solicitation with a call-to-action to register to vote.

55
1 year ago

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

55
1 year ago

A chatbot that can help people with “recovering from addiction” by providing a forum for anonymous support.

55
5 months ago

A tool for helping people visualize where their donations go when they donate online to nonprofits.

55
1 year ago

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

54
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that designates specific parts of an app as “core”, “intermediate”, or “non-core”, which helps developers prioritize work and makes it easier to switch to a different language.

54
1 year ago

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

54
1 year ago

Services for working with nonprofits to help them raise more money via crowdsourcing.

53
1 year ago

A ticketing and event ticketing software company. The startup wants to build a platform for events to sell tickets online, as well as a way to sell tickets at non-traditional venues like bars and gyms.

52
11 months ago

A two-sided marketplace for businesses and nonprofits to quickly connect with donors.

52
2 years ago

Idea: Website builder for non-technical people

51
1 year ago

A company that helps teams manage the accounting, invoicing, and other aspects of their work. Operating in the non-profit sector, the startup is helping them get organized so they can spend less time managing accounts and more time doing their work.

51
1 year ago

 A tool for helping universities forge relationships with non-academic communities.

51
9 months ago

A startup that collects and analyzes anonymized mobile data to build a platform for advertisers.

51
1 year ago

It’s a basic accounting app for small businesses, geared towards non-accountants. It allows users to connect their bank accounts and get a basic accounting system for their company.

50
1 year ago

A “truly decentralized Internet”, where all of the data is stored on computers that are spread across the world, and none of the data is stored on any single computer.

50
1 year ago

A sort of storefront for people selling their used items, with a focus on selling “non-traditional” goods, like vintage clothing or vinyl records.

50
1 year ago

A platform for helping non-profits and social enterprises connect with their customers.

49
1 year ago

Non-VC-backed startups also happen to be a major focus for the accelerator.

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

A software company that provides a platform to help companies sell their products and services to governments, nonprofits, and businesses. The platform allows for both quotes and payments to be made.

48
1 year ago

As part of the Make Tech Easier project, the team is building a tool to help non-tech folks make tech purchases. They have a custom loyalty card that helps users identify the problem they want to solve, then build a purchase workflow. The startup now has $6,000 in monthly recurring revenue after just a year in business.

48
1 year ago

A tool for nonprofits to raise money for their projects with “a fast, simple and effective way to communicate with potential donors.”

48
9 months ago

A startup that collects anonymous data about all of the gas pumps in California, with the goal of helping drivers make the most efficient choice for their journey.

47
1 year ago

The company’s vision is to make the process of creating a video game “as simple as making a PowerPoint presentation”. It wants to make video game creation accessible to non-programmers, and today’s software for that is too difficult to use.

46
1 year ago

A company that provides a platform for non-profits and schools to fundraise, track donations, and manage their donors. The app currently has 1000+ users.

46
1 year ago

A tool to help nonprofits offer more flexible and affordable services to low-income populations.

46
9 days ago

$1,000 non-refundable application fee to offset the cost of processing a credit application and notifying creditors of the loan. The company takes a 5% cut of the amount borrowed and a 1% fee on the total amount borrowed.

46
1 year ago

A company that helps companies and nonprofits raise money by letting people donate to causes they care about through the app.

45
9 days ago

A platform that helps community health centers, shelters, and other non-profits track their data and collaborate with each other.

45
5 days ago

This company’s goal is to help non-profits and NGOs raise money through a digital donation platform.

45
1 year ago

A company that wants to help investors diversify their portfolios with non-traditional investments.

44
1 year ago

A company that makes subscription-based graphics for web, iOS, and Android. They make their graphics available for free for non-commercial use, but charge for commercial use.

44
3 months ago

A platform for working with government agencies and non-profits to help them develop applications for their constituents.

44
1 year ago

A consumer mobile banking mobile app for the developing world. It’s meant to bring mobile banking to consumers in places where banking infrastructure isn’t robust, and where there are often mobile networks that are poor quality or nonexistent.

43
1 year ago

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

43
9 months ago

A startup that allows nonprofits to raise money for their causes, using a combination of a crowdfunding platform and a peer-to-peer lending marketplace.

43
1 year ago

An anonymous messenger for LGBT teens, aimed at the Mormon community. The startup’s founder says the startup’s customer base is made up of LGBT Mormons who feel the need for a safe place to talk about their sexuality.

42
1 year ago

The idea behind the startup is that most companies have a “secret” culture they don’t want to share, so they hide it. It’s a way for employees to anonymously share a picture of a prospective employee’s work style and culture.

42
1 year ago

A platform that helps small businesses manage their expenses. The startup has built a cloud-based software system that allows small businesses to run reports and track their cash flow, and handle expenses such as rent, utilities, and business contributions. It offers free plans for nonprofits and businesses with fewer than $1 million in revenue.

42
1 year ago

An online service that helps non-profit foundations and research groups compete with for-profit companies by matching them with expert volunteers.

42
1 year ago

A team of people that builds software for and with the help of the general public (readers, writers and other types of creators). Its first product was a book, "", which won the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Best Nonfiction.

42
10 months ago

A startup that helps small businesses and nonprofits sell merchandise online. The company provides the software, but it also handles the returns, shipping, and customer service.

41
5 months ago

What if a garage was a non-profit Garage is a startup that wants to change the way we think about parking by creating a new type of community center, one that houses a library, skate park, and a community center.

41
1 year ago

A decentralized network of health and medical devices that can connect to each other to streamline health data gathering and data sharing. The network is designed to be a completely decentralized, non-profit network, and is currently in talks with the NHS.

40
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help non-profits find sponsors, from high-value companies that have $100K+ to support, to local businesses that have $100 per year.

40
1 year ago

We’re used to hearing about billion dollar startups, but none are aiming to create a unique operating system to process data like this one. A startup that wants to entirely re-invent industry standards and create a new “standard” for data-driven industries like the medical industry.

40
9 months ago

A way for non-technical people to set up Google Adwords campaigns or other PPC advertising campaigns.

40
6 months ago

“A platform that helps non-profit organizations, like universities and hospitals, get free advertising”.

40
4 months ago

A company that helps employers and employees find out what the best health insurance plan is in the country they live in. The company and app are backed by NEA, a non-profit that helps people buy health insurance.

40
1 year ago

Since its founding in 2011, this nonprofit has built a library of online resources and tools for the disadvantaged, including an online database of nearly 100,000 student aid resources.

39
1 year ago

A non-profit that is building a strategic communications and social media campaign to help bring clean water to the world’s poorest people.

38
1 year ago

A web-based service designed to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money. It charges a nominal annual fee for the service.

38
1 year ago

Nonprofits are often the ones using the most outdated technology, which can lead to cost overruns, delays, and ultimately poor results. Eloken helps nonprofits modernize their IT infrastructure by providing them with a cloud-based platform that cuts their costs while providing them with the tools they need to keep their programs running smoothly.

38
1 year ago

This startup makes a crowdfunding platform for non-profits and non-profits of charities. It’s currently for charities but plans to expand to for-profits in the future.

38
11 months ago

The company is building a tool that helps “nonprofits step into the technology age” to help them change the way they use technology and build a better digital future.

38
8 months ago

A platform for creating custom websites for non-profits, allowing them to build a website to promote their services and fundraise.

38
2 months ago

A software company that works with nonprofits to help them attract more donors.

38
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make AI more accessible to everyone. The company is building an interface that helps non-experts get started with AI and learn the basics of machine learning.

37
1 year ago

This startup is trying to help fintech companies sell their products to non-fintech types.

37
1 year ago

A platform to better manage customers’ data, giving companies the ability to see and share data with customers, anonymize data and share it with third parties, collect data streams to offer rebates, and more.

37
11 months ago

Probably the most ambitious idea in the batch of startups, Memobank is building a “global, distributed and anonymous” database for companies to do transactions and transactions between companies.

37
11 months ago

A tool that helps companies track non-employee contractors with a single platform, replacing hundreds of spreadsheets.

37
10 months ago

In January 2018 James and his wife, Ali, founded a non-profit organization to help refugee children in Nepal.

37
9 months ago

A remote job board with a focus on non-tech jobs.

37
7 months ago

A platform to help non-profits track online donations, allowing them to show donors how their contributions impact their goals.

37
6 months ago

A startup that allows non-profits to fundraise directly from their email inbox.

37
1 year ago

A program for non-profits to get funding from investors.

36
11 months ago

The Y Combinator events also hosted a number of side events with non-YC startups, including a Startup Battlefield event that featured startups from other incubators. As with the main event, startup pitches were split into teams of 4-5 people, which was organized by Y Combinator, the incubator, and the startup. The teams would then have the chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges.

36
9 months ago

A tool that will allow non-profits to raise money for their causes by pre-selling branded merchandise, starting with a fundraiser for the American Red Cross. Customers purchase pieces of a t-shirt or hoody and design their own text and images, which they can then have printed and shipped. The proceeds of their sale will go directly to the American Red Cross.

36
9 months ago

A platform for sharing anonymous market research from a survey platform.

36
3 months ago

A startup that takes a 22-step, off-the-shelf, non-invasive procedure to do a full “in-office” eye exam and send the results to your doctor's office for them to use.

36
10 months ago

A startup that wants the world to know about the good work that nonprofits are doing

35
8 months ago

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

35
5 months ago

A free, web-based platform that allows people to donate and volunteer their time to local non-profits.

35
4 months ago

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

35
1 year ago

Helping online retailers and brands sell “non-perishable products”.

34
1 year ago

A platform for people in countries with oppressive governments to buy digital encryption and anonymous browsing tools.

34
10 months ago

A tool for helping people manage their tax filings by seeing who’s owed what and for what. The company tracks nontaxable income and credits, and helps you fill out your tax returns.

34
4 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for nonprofits to build and manage a digital presence. It helps them get on digital platforms like Facebook, Google, and Instagram.

34
1 year ago

An advertising company that provides a platform for publishers, brands and non-profits to advertise on social media platforms.

33
1 year ago

A web-based tool to help teams in the non-profit space get together, brainstorm and share ideas.

33
11 months ago

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

33
8 months ago

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

33
8 months ago

A team that helps nonprofits use their corporate email addresses to help their organizational goals.

33
3 months ago

A platform that helps non-profits measure their impact and reach donors. The startup also offers a service for nonprofits of all sizes to produce impact reports, generally a 6-month to 1-year undertaking for a nonprofit.

33
1 year ago

A startup that provides a platform for non-profits to raise and invest money in a transparent way.

32
1 year ago

The Startup Genome is a resource for founders and investors. It covers early stage startups and is a non-profit that helps entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. The Startup Genome aims to improve the ecosystem by providing entrepreneurs with data to help guide their decisions and spread best practices.

32
1 year ago

A company that helps organizations like law firms, nonprofits, and schools safely store, access, and share sensitive information online.

32
10 months ago

A donation platform that connects non-profits with companies interested in supporting their causes.

32
8 months ago

A B2B company that manages non-emergency medical transport and emergency medical transport

32
7 months ago

An online network that connects tech companies with non-tech companies for common projects. It also charges for consulting services for projects. The startup is backed by Benchmark.

32
10 months ago

A startup that helps non-profits and non-profits' donors engage with each other through a single login.

31
26 days ago

A payments platform for small businesses in Latin America. It’s first use case is a donation platform that allows people to donate to nonprofits using the app.

31
1 year ago

A company that helps clients manage the relationship between their brand and the people who use its products. The startup was originally built to help the non-profit World Vision, but they found they weren’t a good fit and pivoted.

30
10 months ago

A company that’s building a platform that allows non-technical users to manage their email marketing campaigns. Their product is the first of its kind, and the company is looking to build an API that would allow other companies to build on top of their platform. They’re currently in talks with a few large brands.

30
8 months ago

A “socially-conscious” app that lets users make gifts and donations to nonprofits.

30
8 months ago

A startup to help non-tech people get started in blockchain. The startup is looking to use its data and know-how to help people navigate the world of crypto assets.

30
5 months ago

A group of businesses that want to do something fun together. They’re looking for: non-profits, non-profits with low overhead, non-profits in the Bay Area, and non-profits with a good story.

30
5 months ago

A non-profit that’s using a platform for urban farmers to sell their produce to nearby restaurants, making the product accessible to low income communities in cities like Philadelphia.

30
2 months ago

A tool that tracks and maps out the lives of people who are not in prison and are serving time, often for nonviolent crimes.

30
2 months ago

An idea from a co-founder, the startup is a tool to make software development easier for the non-technical people on a team, which often includes everyone from customer support to marketers to sales.

30
1 year ago

A company that works with local governments and nonprofit organizations to help them get free, city-wide WiFi for their residents. They have funded and built their own network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and expanded to New Orleans, Detroit, and Indianapolis.

29
1 year ago

A cloud-based platform for nonprofits and charities to manage their donor interaction and communications.

28
8 months ago

This is one of the first of the non-bank digital payments startups to be funded by the super-investors of Silicon Valley — Peter Thiel. The company is building a payments platform for financial institutions, where they can send money overseas and allow their customers to pay using cryptocurrency.

28
7 months ago

A system that allows non-accredited investors to buy stock in startups, and investors to buy companies.

28
5 months ago

The startup aims to make it easier for individuals to learn about the causes they care about. The company’s first product, a smartphone app, aims to make it easy to support nonprofits by helping users donate to them directly on the app or find local nonprofits in their area. The app is currently in beta.

28
11 months ago

A company building a digital video recorder, with a focus on the non-professional market.

27
3 months ago

A “simple, secure, and non-invasive way to deliver health care”, including an in-home device to monitor sleep and wakefulness, a wearable device to track activity, and a connected thermometer.

27
10 months ago

A platform for non-profits to find and verify volunteers, allowing them to better engage their donors.

26
8 months ago

This Silicon Valley startup is building a way for creators to build “by-God” apps for businesses. The company’s products are aimed at Fortune 500 companies, but their software can be used to solve a wide range of problems for SMBs and non-profits.

26
7 months ago

A medical device company that is working to develop a device that can provide rapid, life-saving care to non-emergency situations.

26
7 months ago

An introduction to the world of cryptocurrencies designed for non-techie business people looking to get involved in crypto.

26
5 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for nonprofits, aiming to help people raise money and volunteer for causes closer to home.

26
4 months ago

A company that wants to make it easier for non-profits to fundraise online. The startup’s platform connects nonprofits with the people or companies that can help them.

26
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that provides a full-stack CRM for nonprofit organizations. The founders claim the product has a 3x conversion rate compared to other major players, and is focused on helping nonprofits do more for less money.

25
6 months ago

A company that provides a tool to make it easier for non-native English speakers to learn English by using one’s own voice to record lessons.

25
6 months ago

A toolkit for "non-tech startups" that allows them to build a website and a mobile app quickly.

25
5 months ago

A startup that pairs brands with nonprofits to raise awareness of the latter’s work and encourage donations. The company wants to help nonprofits reach a wider audience.

25
4 months ago

A non-profit that uses analytics to help the homeless find housing. The startup is using data-driven tactics to help homeless people search for housing and the resources that go with it.

25
3 months ago

A startup that is helping banks build digital banking services for non-English speaking customers.

25
3 months ago

A technology that helps nonprofits to give donors a chance to support them without charging them.

25
1 year ago

A platform for the market for organic and non-GMO foods. The startup is focused on making it easier for consumers to buy and sell locally-grown and organic foods.

24
4 months ago

A startup that wants to bring the power of VR games to non-gaming situations, like holding fashion shows.

24
4 months ago

Health-related non-profits must raise millions of dollars to grow and expand. Loop is building a tool for them to manage daily tasks and keep operations running smoothly.

24
3 months ago

In 2015, the foundation of the startup was a brief strategic meeting between a team of people with a shared vision of creating a new and better way to track and support youth development. Today, they’re a nonprofit with a mission to help youth reduce barriers and realize their full potential.

24
7 months ago

The startup is building a cloud based “data hub” specifically for social impact companies. It aims to “make it easier for social enterprises and nonprofits to integrate their data with the rest of the world, and for those people to access it.” The startup’s first customers are a group of nonprofits in the Bay Area.

23
4 months ago

A data-driven organization that helps non-profits with data analysis. It’s team of researchers and researchers will perform data analysis for charities, so they can focus on the most effective ways to raise money and encourage donors to give.

23
3 months ago

A solution focused on helping nonprofits and non-profits build audiences on Facebook.

23
3 months ago

Flap is a new way to add non-standard formatting to images on the web, by adding a double exposure effect to photos. Flap is attempting to take on the trend of adding effects to photos, with a single source for all the possibilities.

22
8 months ago

The creators of this startup are known for creating the first climate change website in the world, with a few other companies in their portfolio. Their new startup is a smart platform that helps companies track and measure their climate footprint, and also a tool for nonprofits to fundraise.

21
3 months ago

A chatbot that’s meant to help people with chronic and mental health issues, like anxiety and depression, get access to medical professionals. The bot is a project of the nonprofit Mental Health America.

21
3 months ago

A non-profit that uses AI to help the homeless and indigent, with a focus on building an on-demand delivery system for healthy food.

21
2 months ago

A company building a mobile-first digital platform for nonprofits to engage donors and volunteers, as well as maintain records of donations and volunteers.

21
4 days ago

This startup is building a “utility-style” credit score, combining three common traditional credit scores into one. It’s meant to be a “definitive score” that’s transparent, easy to understand and is suitable for non-traditional credit.

21
6 months ago

A fitness brand that’s like a subscription service, except you don’t have to pay monthly. It’s a monthly membership for $4.99, plus $3.49 for each workout. It also has an on-demand TV service that streams the company’s workouts to non-members for $1.99 a month.

20
4 months ago

A tool to help nonprofits understand their competitors and how they’re spending their money

20
3 months ago

A digital platform that helps small businesses create anonymous, low-cost loans to customers in developing countries.

20
3 months ago

A company that provides professional, non-intrusive security service to protect privileged accounts. It’s a B2B business, with the CEO saying that it’s difficult to get security services for large companies. HotPass was started by former CIA and NSA employees to provide more secure alternatives to encryption.

20
7 months ago

A digital platform that allows non-government organizations (NGOs) to raise money by selling tokens. The platform lets anyone purchase tokens which can be used to contribute to an NGO.

19
3 months ago

This startup helps nonprofit organizations — particularly those serving women and children — connect with government and other stakeholders to solve problems and create impact.

19
3 months ago

The startups founders say they’re building a “Facebook for real estate” with a focus on non-MLS markets.

19
1 month ago

A startup to help non-profits raise more money by creating more effective social media content.

19
2 years ago

Idea: This is a tool for hiring workers on an as-needed basis. The company is working with a non-profit in Atlanta to help with staffing at after-school clubs.

18
2 months ago

A tool that lets nonprofits and governments track donations and funds to make sure that the money is being spent well.

18
1 month ago

An online chat platform for governments and non-profits, it provides an easy way for people to talk to elected officials, and allows them to have a voice without having to have time to go to their offices.

17
1 month ago

This is a service that allows people to send anonymous feedback to companies on products they’ve bought.

17
3 months ago

A startup that’s building an open source platform to help non-profits and municipalities manage their financial data.

16
1 month ago

A company that makes custom t-shirts and other apparel, with a focus on a nonprofit cause.

16
3 months ago

A digital dashboard platform that helps small businesses and nonprofits track their monthly spending and optimize their finances.

15
1 month ago

A platform for social good that aims to build a platform for giving to nonprofits.

15
4 months ago

A startup that helps get people to donate their spare devices to nonprofits. The startup has built a platform that brings in excess devices and recycles them into new ones for those in need.

13
2 months ago

A startup that helps nonprofits get more donors, with tools to help them better engage people.

13
1 month ago

A company that provides a software development platform to help non-profits and NGOs get funding to do their work.

13
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps nonprofits raise money from their supporters. The startup charges a 20% fee of all donations made through its platform, and says it’s using a $500k grant from the Knight Foundation to grow the company.

12
2 years ago

A startup that helps non-profits and social enterprises improve their impact by giving them insights into how people use their products and services.

12
1 month ago

A company that aims to provide a secure and easy-to-use API for banks to create payments solutions for non-banking organizations.

12
2 years ago

Idea: A non-profit that aims to create a decentralized, open-source standard for blockchain identity

11
2 months ago

A social network for women in India that uses a mix of online and offline to connect women in an anonymous way.

11
2 months ago

A web-based system that helps charities, non-profits and organizations raise and manage funds.

11
2 months ago

A CRM for non-profits, building “an easy way to track and report on all things nonprofit.”

9
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that has built an API for non-profits in the fundraising space

7
2 months ago

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

6
2 years ago

Idea: Design-first API for non-developers

5
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to start and run a non-profit organization. The company is launching its first product today.

4
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where you can buy a non-perishable dinner, put it in your freezer and it will cook itself

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2 years ago

Idea: This startup wants to build a “non-technical” interface for setting up web servers It’s building a platform that allows anyone to create a web-based service, and it’s been used to launch a website about the alt-right, among other things

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2 years ago

Idea: A software company that helps non-profits and NGOs integrate with payment processors and other fintech services

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Public Relations for the Non-Profit Sector

-1
2 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

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that’s building a software platform for on-demand logistics, for things like food delivery, urban farming, and other forms of non-standard courier services.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A non-profit in Brazil that provides free financial planning to low-income families. The startup works with banks to offer credit to qualifying customers, and works with the family to create a plan for them to pay it back. They already work with 8 banks and offer credit to 300 families.

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2 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.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: This startup is building an anonymous social network that focuses on autodidactic content, like tutorials and courses.

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2 years ago

Idea: A new brand of premium, non-GMO, gluten-free chips for people who want to avoid the chemicals and additives found in most store-bought chips.

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