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1 year ago

Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

295
2 years ago

A B2B company that helps international companies get bank account numbers and routing numbers for their offices in the US.

254
2 years ago

A platform that allows users to create and manage their own “user experiences” on a number of websites. People can make their own websites and online content, and get paid to do so.

207
1 year ago

A data science company that uses machine learning to help brands better understand the number of people who’ve seen their ads.

201
2 years ago

A startup that helps big retailers manage a large number of different call center operations. The company says it has been able to save retailers over $100 million a year in labor costs.

200
2 years ago

A startup for the growing number of people who want to do freelance work, but don’t know how.

198
1 year ago

A startup that’s building software that helps doctors and health providers strategically manage the number of patients they see in a given day

182
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.

181
2 years ago

A startup that sells virtual phone numbers that people can use to have multiple business lines

173
1 year ago

A tool that lets you build a phone number from a website

173
2 years ago

Idea: A digital identity platform that allows people to prove who they are to anyone with a linked mobile phone number The startup claims they can onboard a new user within minutes

171
2 years ago

A tool for managing and harvesting content from a website’s search and sharing features. The startup has raised $5.2 million from a number of investors, including Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Mitch Kapor.

171
2 years ago

This startup wants to bring more transparency to online rental listings by creating a search engine that sorts and ranks homes based on their location, amenities, and price, as well as the number of reviews they have.

165
1 year ago

A way to buy and sell international phone numbers.

160
2 years ago

This startup aims to help chatbots learn from user inputs and be used in a number of enterprise use cases.

157
2 years ago

A way to create a “digital currency” that can be used across a number of e-commerce sites, allowing them to transact easily and quickly.

154
1 year ago

A startup that wants to cut down on the number of meetings that happen in the office, and track them digitally.

153
2 years ago

A dashboard that tracks the number of open jobs and hires, highlighting the best places to find work.

147
2 years ago

There are a number of resources for startups:

146
1 year ago

A company that helps businesses stick with their promises to consumers, an increasing number of which are increasingly tech-savvy.

146
2 years ago

A human resources software company that helps companies track their employee’s work hours, track TPS reports, and calculate the number of employees they need.

143
1 year ago

The company says that they’ve built a product that allows users to “Rent or Buy” a number of products and services, including health and fitness services like yoga and pilates.

143
2 years ago

A startup that’s building an end-to-end GPS-based tracking app to help college students stay safe when they’re out on the town. The founders say that they’re already working with a number of colleges on their app, and that it’s been saving students from dangerous situations.

140
2 years ago

A software company that makes managing a large number of Twitter accounts easier. The startup has been able to grow its customer base at a rate of 50% per month, and has built a $2 million annual recurring revenue business.

139
1 year ago

The goal of this startup is to help consumers shop for services that match their needs, rather than relying on recommendations from friends and family. The company looks to compete with platforms like Groupon and LivingSocial by selling subscriptions that will take care of the customer. The startup is already working with a number of Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

139
2 years ago

A mobile app that allows customers to book services from home doctors. They’re also focusing on providing privacy for health services, by ensuring that the doctor never sees the patient’s name, phone number, or address. The company is currently working with a hospital in NY.

138
2 years ago

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

137
1 year ago

A platform for building products faster. The company has a number of clients already, including the Smithsonian, HuffPost, MTV, and the National Football League.

137
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help companies cut down on the number of questions they’re sending to job applicants

136
2 years ago

The startup is building a system that lets restaurant operators do inventory management automatically, which is difficult because of the high number of variables involved in managing inventory, from the type of food to how it’s portioned and stored.

136
2 years ago

A SaaS solution for HR teams that lets them manage a large number of employees quickly and easily. Encom is growing quickly, and recently raised $4.5 million on a $10 million valuation. It has over 2,000 customers from Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, Walgreens, and Verizon.

135
1 year ago

A startup that helps people in remote locations connect with their doctors. The startup is working with a number of remote care providers, starting with those in India.

133
2 years ago

An AI assistant that learns from your conversations and can perform a number of tasks like shopping, booking travel, and scheduling meetings.

132
2 years ago

Polite.com is building on the idea of “time banking” — people who trade their time for other people’s labor. They have a number of products that do this, including a new one that pairs people with tasks and then allows them to track their work.

132
1 year ago

Inmar is backed by a number of investors that include:

132
2 years ago

A company that provides software to help people make money while they sleep. The company has raised $2.6 million from a number of investors, including the founder of Origo.

131
2 years ago

A student loan refinancing platform that allows borrowers to pay off their debt in a number of different ways, including a lump sum or a fixed payment.

131
2 years ago

For over two years, the company has been working on a platform that allows teams to track the sales process and view it as a movie, with data visualizations and a dynamic timeline. Users can pull data from any source, and the company’s been working with a number of clients, including the White House, to do this.

130
2 years ago

A company building software that helps banks manage loans, with a particular focus on reducing the number of payments.

130
2 years ago

A tool for hiring consultants, with the goal of reducing costs by 30% and cutting the number of steps it takes to get a consultant hired.

130
2 years ago

This is a tool for businesses to get a customer’s information, and then sell it to marketers. For example, if you want to get your name and phone number out to people, you can use their product. The company is centered around the idea of a “content spider,” a simple tool that can crawl the web and pull up information it needs.

129
2 years ago

A mobile app that allows you to manage your credit and debit card numbers with just your phone’s camera and a voice response. Circle uses the camera to take a picture of the card and then calls the number on the card to confirm it’s valid before linking it to your phone.

129
2 years ago

This app for restaurant managers lets them manage their restaurant’s food costs. The app is designed for restaurants with a large number of employees and several kitchens, and helps them track costs and improve efficiency.

129
1 year ago

A product that allows you to request a ride on Uber without having to download an app. Users just have to link their phone number to their account.

129
10 months ago

A startup that will help large companies reduce the number of paper documents in their lives and make it easier to access data and information.

129
2 years ago

A startup that lets users order flowers on the go, then have them delivered from a local florist, all made possible via a phone number the user can text. The app is currently free, but a paid version is in the works.

127
2 years ago

A startup that creates a “personalized customer journey” for a customer that goes through a number of services in their home, including electricians, cleaners, and more.

127
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.

126
2 years ago

The startup is creating a “smart” wristband to track the number of calories a person is burning.

125
2 years ago

An email app that lets you set up alerts for specific topics, and lets you get email updates from a growing number of organizations including the White House.

125
1 year ago

In addition to the main list above, a number of companies that were not selected for the finals were chosen for a special list of honorable mentions in three categories: Technology, People and Process. The Bottom Line is the only company that was not chosen for the finals from this list.

125
2 years ago

A startup that gives a voice to a growing number of people who are sick of the medical system, especially in the US. It aims to help people connect with their health care providers in a more direct and human way.

124
1 year ago

A solution for taking a photo of a damaged license plate, then automatically attaching the license plate number to that photo.

124
1 year ago

This startup wants to make it easier for people to create their own videos, with the goal of helping them share their stories with the world. The platform can be integrated into other services or used standalone, and has a number of corporate customers including the likes of Airbnb.

123
1 year ago

The startup helps companies build their own online communities. It launched in the UK, and has a small number of users.

123
2 years ago

Startup #7 is a marketplace for student housing. The company aims to transform the student housing industry, which is currently dominated by a small number of large corporations.

122
2 years ago

A logistics platform for food-delivery services. The startup’s founders are now working with a number of food and beverage companies in the Bay Area, including Temescal Brewing.

122
1 year ago

A tool for consumers to manage changing credit card numbers, enabling them to quickly update their info.

122
1 year 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.

122
1 year ago

A tool to allow users to sign up for data plans over Facebook Messenger, without having to get a new number.

122
2 years ago

A “Social Commerce Platform” that allows brands to tie social media to their sales. The startup wants to help brands take advantage of social media to interact with their customers and drive sales. It’s working with a number of brands including Lululemon, Gatorade, and, most recently, Kia.

121
2 years ago

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

121
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses in India, for instance, sort out GST numbers, and upload databases in an easier way than using an Excel spreadsheet

121
1 year ago

This startup makes a device that measures skin temperature and runs the numbers to help a patient determine if they have a fever.

121
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that provides a small-scale, educational version of a Tesla Powerwall battery to budding solar panel users The company says that their product is the fastest-growing solar product in the United States, and has seen an 800% increase in the number of students using it

120
2 years ago

A digital payment platform that allows consumers to pay with their accounts without ever entering a card number.

120
2 years ago

A marketing software service for small and medium-sized companies. The company’s founders say they’re seeing a huge demand for the service from companies after a number of competitors have fallen by the wayside.

120
2 years ago

A product that helps people manage their digital content. The startup says they’ve been working with the Y Combinator alumni community since 2013 and has already helped them launch a number of products and services.

119
2 years ago

A tool for companies which allows them to set up a phone line to text customers. The idea is that companies can have a central number where they can text customers and the app can notify customers of late payments.

117
2 years ago

A startup that helps you create, share, and sell short-form videos. The startup has a 4-person team and has been used by a number of brands — including the NBA, NHL, and Tom’s Shoes.

117
2 years ago

A digital platform that allows users to build and share images and designs with other users. The company is working with a number of brands, including Walmart and Target, to boost their presence on social media.

115
2 years ago

A startup that wants to be the middleman between the growing number of small-scale contractors and the big-contractor industry

115
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies manage their customer service costs by managing the number of customer support hours.

113
2 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.

112
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help college students get answers to their questions about their health. There are an estimated 1.5 million students with health questions and a very limited number of resources to direct them to.

111
2 years ago

A startup for short-term rentals of commercial space. The company is currently working with a number of US cities and is in talks with several others.

110
2 years ago

The startup provides software, training and data to help consumers achieve their fitness goals. The company’s software, which is built on the premise that “it’s not about the number of times you go to the gym, it’s about how much you get done when you go”, has won the Best Startup Award at the Philadelphia Startup Weekend.

109
2 years ago

A free employee referral program for companies with more than 100 employees, which they say allows companies to double their referrals and increases the number of employees they hire.

109
2 years ago

This company is building a mobile app that helps hospitals track patients. The app helps hospital staff get real-time information about patients and is intended to reduce the number of readmissions.

108
2 years ago

The company’s target market is the 50 million people in India who have mobile phones but do not have bank accounts. The app uses SMS and a mobile number to allow the user to transfer money into their account.

107
2 years ago

This venture helps people buy real estate using only their phone number.

107
2 years ago

A startup that wants to be the Amazon for home services, making it easier for customers to buy a service without having to rely on a retail retailer. The company has already signed up a number of local hardware stores.

106
2 years ago

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

106
2 years ago

A complex, distributed system that turns your phone number into a digital identity. It aims to provide a digital identity for every person on the planet, allowing them to access online services.

105
2 years ago

A credit card that rewards its customers for giving back to the community. Instead of paying a flat fee for the credit card, customers are charged based on the number of points they earn for charitable donations.

105
2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

A SaaS application that helps businesses manage and secure their customers by creating and enforcing rules for their phone numbers.

104
2 years ago

A tool that helps teams manage their product backlog. It’s built on Trello and has built-in integrations with a number of other tools. It has raised over $400 million to date.

102
2 years ago

A product that allows you to set a reminder on your phone for when you will receive a package and the tracking number. The startup has raised $1.8 million to build out its business.

102
2 years ago

A mobility platform that connects businesses with the right tools to make it easier for drivers to earn income by delivering packages and other items. The startup’s co-founder, Alex Boussard, says they’ve already seen interest from a number of major companies and has even managed to raise a few million dollars in funding.

101
2 years ago

This startup is building a software platform that helps people find the right candidate for a job. The company is trying to help HR teams increase the number of hires by helping them manage their hiring pipelines.

101
2 years ago

The startup is building a suite of tools for companies to manage their supply chains. The startup is partnering with a number of companies to help them better manage their supply chains.

101
2 years ago

A startup that gives users an easy way to make a donation to a cause of their choice. The startup is looking to increase the number of causes a person can donate to by cutting down on the number of steps required to do so.

100
2 years ago

A cooperative that helps small-to-medium sized businesses with a number of issues. From customer service to marketing and HR, The Cooperative can help small-to-medium sized businesses with a number of issues.

99
1 year ago

A search engine for mobile phone numbers with features like call forwarding.

99
1 year ago

Receive a single bill from utilities and pay for it all at once. The startup is looking to lower the number of times customers have to write down a payment schedule and the amount of time it takes to do so.

99
2 years ago

A company that sells custom-made T-shirts for its customers, and has partnered with a number of companies like Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Tapatalk to offer exclusive designs.

98
2 years ago

A digital library for insurance claims denials that allows users to search by claims date, policy number, and treatment. The app also provides a log of all denials by date and saves a copy of the denial letter for each policy.

98
10 months ago

The company builds an artificial intelligence platform that helps companies build products that are easy to use, fully integrated with Facebook, and can handle large amounts of traffic. The startup is currently working with a small number of companies to test its platform.

98
2 years ago

It turns any mobile phone into a live ID, and promises a “one-tap verification” that will be accepted by a growing number of retailers.

97
2 years ago

A smart phone app that makes it easier to find the cheapest airfare for travel on Facebook. The startup has already seen success with the app, and says they’ve seen a 150% increase in the number of people in India who use it on a daily basis.

97
2 years ago

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

96
2 years ago

This startup is looking to help creative agencies manage the growing number of creative teams, with a service that helps clients manage their work flow, manage their expenses, and manage their teams, all in one place.

95
2 years ago

A platform for recruiters to manage and find candidates from social networks. They charge companies by the number of applicants they get, and are already working with Y Combinator.

94
2 years ago

A home rental platform. The startup wants to let people rent out their homes. It’s a very young company, so it’s not clear how they’ll get the number of renters needed to make a dent in the real estate market.

93
2 years ago

A startup that wants to create a platform for managing the growing number of products that are connected to the internet, and which want to be part of the Internet of Things.

93
2 years ago

A platform that helps people ask for things on their phones. The startup has been working with a number of companies and wants to expand their platform into other verticals.

92
2 years ago

The company is building a tool that lets you browse and buy things online without having to provide your credit card numbers.

92
2 years ago

A company that builds “smart” homes for elderly people. The startup offers wireless, automated home assistance systems to help people age in place. They’re currently only available in a small number of homes, with plans to expand to more.

91
2 years ago

An online marketplace for buying and selling used cars, with sellers spread out across the US. A small number of sellers offer used cars, but most of the items are from rentals. The company has raised $40M in a Series E.

91
2 years ago

An online community for entrepreneurs and innovators. With over 3,000 members, it’s hosted by a number of founders, including Evan Williams. The startup has raised $8M to date.

91
1 year ago

A company that helps companies count the number of views their videos receive.

91
1 year ago

There are a staggering number of these startups. The following are just some of the more prominent ones.

90
2 years ago

A content recommendation platform that partners with influencers to help them get more followers and more engagement. They say they’re already working with a number of celebrities.

89
2 years ago

A way to help businesses manage their energy consumption. The startup has over $2 million in funding and a number of pilot programs in the works.

88
2 years ago

A startup and time tracker for freelancers. It’s also a social network for the growing number of freelancers.

86
2 years ago

A software company that helps retailers sell their products on Amazon.com. The founders say they are seeing 100% conversion rates on Amazon and “super-high” sales numbers.

86
1 year ago

A startup that manages the billing cycle for restaurants and other service companies, with a goal of reducing the number of times customers have to reconcile with their bank account.

86
1 year ago

A B2B company that promises to reduce the number of meetings that employees have to attend for a given task by as much as 40%, as well as bring meetings to a company’s employees.

85
2 years ago

This facial recognition app from two MIT grads has gotten attention for its integration with a number of services. People can use it to verify their identity in places like checking their bank account, paying at a store, or using a credit card.

82
2 years ago

A business platform for Indian SMBs to better manage their finances. Over the last 12 months, the number of SMBs on the platform has grown 50%, with an average monthly transaction size of $3,500.

81
1 year ago

Women in the US are being paid less than men for the same work, but the Equal Pay Pledge aims to change that. The startup is building a tracking platform to show how much companies are paying their employees. Currently it has over 1,000 organizations signed up to report their numbers.

81
2 years ago

This startup is developing a platform that aims to reduce the number of phone calls a doctor makes to patients.

80
2 years ago

This company is building a platform to help sports teams with fundraising and managing their community. They’re working with a large number of MLB teams.

80
1 year ago

A business that seeks to create the next generation of data reporting for agencies, which are tasked with crunching the numbers on everything from city budgets to loan applications.

80
1 year ago

A company that helps your corporate phone number be your personal cell phone number.

80
1 year ago

A company that helps companies create video campaigns, including the production and editing of videos. Founded in December 2017, the company has raised $1.1 million from a number of investors.

79
1 year ago

Founded by a former product manager at Google, OnSwipe is building a platform that helps major brands and retailers drive sales. OnSwipe is working with a number of major brands, including Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus, and Target, as well as a number of retailers, including Build-A-Bear, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.

78
1 year ago

This startup wants to help companies manage a growing number of integrations. It’s an API marketplace that allows companies to connect to other apps without building their own.

78
2 years ago

A startup that plans to use machine learning to reduce the number of calls to customer support teams.

77
1 year ago

In the last decade, the number of startups has continued to grow, making the San Jose area "the best place to start a business in the world."

77
1 year ago

A startup that pairs a user’s phone number with a set of features that are only available during a certain time of day. It’s meant to help users fill out surveys faster by making the process more convenient.

76
1 year ago

A notification app for your phone that gives you a couple of seconds to not answer calls and texts while it pulls up the phone's number details.

74
1 year ago

A company that helps companies like Uber and Lyft to gain access to a large number of drivers for

73
4 months ago

The Startup Battlefield has also been judged by the number of companies that have been funded by YC alumni, who are the most successful of the Y Combinator alumni. In the first year of the event, Y Combinator provided around $240,000 in funding to the winning companies in the Battlefield. In later years, that number has climbed to around $700,000.

73
2 years ago

A startup that lets companies receive real-time feedback on their customer service. The founders say that customer feedback is the number one driver of company growth.

72
1 year ago

A software platform for financial services. The startup aims to make the process of understanding numbers easier.

72
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to connect their credit cards and bank accounts to their phone, so they can pay through the app using their phone number.

72
1 year ago

In the past year some over 500 new startups have launched in Seattle’s startup scene and the number of new startups in the city has increased by a factor of 10 since 2013. We’ll be looking at some of the most exciting startups in the city in the coming weeks.

72
1 year ago

Everyone is doing it: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, then you have Home Depot and Lowe’s. But Meijer, a Midwest-based retailer that operates grocery stores and a number of other retail chains. Meijer is looking to use the e-commerce trend to stay ahead of its rivals and has begun selling products that haven’t been available in stores in the past, like wine and cheese.

71
1 year ago

One of the largest investment firms in the US, Union Square Ventures, has been investing in a number of consumer tech startups. They’re focused on building services that make it easier to sell and manage products through the internet, and they’re actively looking for seed stage opportunities.

71
1 year ago

Posh is a visual voicemail company that wants to make it easier for businesses to switch from standard phone voicemail to the sort of automated visual system that helps you manage your schedule. The company is building a platform that can be integrated into any number of systems.

71
4 months ago

A way to track the number of employees a business has at a glance.

71
1 year ago

This company makes a “cute,” AI-powered tool that allows developers to translate a website into a number of other languages.

70
1 year ago

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

70
1 year ago

The idea is to help companies like Uber, Lyft, and others in the ride-sharing space figure out how to spend their capital more effectively. Lyft itself is working with a number of startups to do just that.

69
8 months ago

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

69
3 months ago

A company that helps companies with employee onboarding, HR, and onboarding programs. It has a number of complicated customers, like Verizon and the Dept. Of Defense.

69
1 year ago

A social security number manager that takes all the pain out of setting up a new account. The startup’s goal is to help small businesses and freelancers manage online accounts that require a social security number.

68
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that makes it easier for restaurants to manage staff schedules, getting them up-to-date with their shifts and either reducing the number of wasted hours between shifts or giving employees more hours.

68
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that allows consumers to make calls to any business in the United States, based on a phone number.

68
1 year ago

A facial recognition service that the founders say is “unparalleled”, and that has raised over $1 million in funding. The company is currently hiring, but declined to disclose numbers.

67
1 year ago

A credit card-like card that uses biometric data (like fingerprints or palm prints) to authenticate users. It is a way to make mobile payments easier, as the card can be linked to the user’s mobile phone numbers.

67
1 year ago

The company was founded in 2012 by Joshua Granick, a former entrepreneur and executive at a number of startups including Twitter and Uber.

67
1 year ago

A software platform for scheduling interviews that uses AI to reduce the number of times you have to call employers for the same job

67
1 year ago

A startup that allows companies to cut down on employee telephone usage by using an app to auto-reject calls to certain numbers based on location.

66
1 year ago

The company wants to help marketers predict which city will see the most growth in mobile app usage. They’ve built a machine-learning algorithm that generates possible markets based on a number of factors, including population density and the amount of money spent on mobile devices.

66
1 year ago

A UK-based startup that aims to increase the number of people who book and

65
4 months ago

This startup is building a tool that helps companies manage their supply chains, integrating contracts and documents from their suppliers. The startup says it is building out its “SaaS” supply chain software to help companies manage the massive number of contracts and documents they are expected to sign. The company is partnered with companies like Target and UPS, and is currently in closed beta.

65
1 year ago

A product that allows a person to send a text to a number and have a voice call placed to a person.

64
1 year ago

A platform that makes it easy for developers to ship their apps to a wide number of popular devices, from iPhones to Android, Windows and Samsung. Its marketplace offers a library of the software’s apps and plans to add new devices each month.

64
10 months ago

A network of young designers who use their own personal resources to make a product that can be sold online. The company offers a “design-to-order” service for consumers, who can choose from a number of product options, including customization of colors, fabrics, and packaging.

64
1 year ago

A WeWork-esque coworking space in NYC that has memberships that are priced based on a number of factors, including what you’re working on, where you’re working, your gender, and more.

63
7 months ago

A startup that has built a platform that enables companies to create mobile apps. The founders are veterans of a number of mobile startups, including several that have been acquired by Facebook.

63
1 year ago

A company that helps companies easily switch their customer service calls from one number to another.

62
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses in Chile to buy and sell online. It’s a marketplace that allows sellers to list their products and offers a number of tools for buyers to find and purchase their products.

62
1 year ago

A ride-hailing app for the elderly that wants to reduce the number of older people who are dependent on caregivers.

61
1 year ago

A startup where customers get a certain number of tailored articles per month, delivered via email.

61
1 year ago

A SaaS offering that helps you cut down on the number of times you dig out your phone to make sure you’ve logged out of your social media accounts. The system is meant to make the account management process faster, more reliable, and less work.

61
1 year ago

A device that can help “people get in shape”. The device is currently being used by a number of fitness studios and gyms that cater to women. The company has raised $2.5 million.

60
1 year ago

A platform to help talented people find jobs in the tech industry. Its founder, Aaron Jaffe, says he’s working with a number of the Valley’s most prominent startups.

60
1 year ago

A number of the ideas, including Piggybank and Fetch, have been rejected by Y Combinator.

59
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to “pay” with their face instead of their phone number.

58
1 year ago

A new-age startup that’s attempting to solve the problem of how to build a social network that isn’t based on people’s phone numbers or email addresses.

58
1 year ago

A startup that cuts fees for employers by allowing them to use their existing employee data (things like their social security number, for instance,) to verify who’s legally allowed to work in the US.

58
1 year ago

In 2014, Y Combinator’s summer program accepted 14 companies, with four eventually being launched as companies. In 2015, Y Combinator saw 20% more applicants than 2014, with the startups 35% more likely to succeed. In 2016, the number of companies accepted has been set at 14 by Y Combinator.

58
1 year ago

A medical device that can detect breast cancer, in a more affordable and less invasive way than current tools. It’s not FDA approved yet, but the founders say they have been talking to a number of medical companies that have expressed interest.

58
1 year ago

A platform for carpooling, with rides guaranteed for a set price and a fixed number of seats.

58
1 year ago

A startup for users to upload their Social Security numbers to websites, allowing them to access those sites without giving out their sensitive information.

58
1 year ago

A solution for managing restaurant wait times. The startup is one of the few in this space, and is focused on being a single number that shows how long a customer can expect to wait for a table.

58
1 year ago

A startup that wants to connect the world of freelance services with the growing number of companies that need to build, manage and pay freelance workers on the fly.

57
1 year ago

A credit card that pays you back when you pay it back. Cardlytics uses mobile technology to help people manage their credit cards, with a unique feature that helps you monitor your spending and cuts down on the number of times you have to pay off a credit card.

57
1 year ago

A new-generation online video platform that aims to compete directly with YouTube. The company’s co-founders say they’re already seeing traffic and engagement numbers that rival the video platform.

57
1 year ago

A startup that wants to let parties involved in a divorce agree to a fixed payment schedule based on the number of children involved and the amount of time each parent spends with them.

57
1 year ago

An investigation tool that helps healthcare facilities track the cause and severity of infections, and ultimately reduce the number of patients going to the hospital.

57
1 year ago

An online platform that promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace, increasing the number of women and minorities in technology.

57
1 year ago

A social enterprise that sells a monthly subscription to its members, who can use the service to get a cup of tea in their home or a drink in a restaurant. The company hopes to provide a service to the growing number of people who do not have access to this basic human necessity.

56
1 year ago

Becoming a New York City taxi driver is a good way to make good money, but only if you have a clean record. The startup, which has a number of New York City employees, wants to make the process of getting a taxi license more efficient, and safer. They’ve gotten a lot of traction in New York City, and have promised a monthly income of $1,000.

56
1 year ago

An API for building multi-device applications that can connect to real-time data sources like sales numbers, sales forecasts, weather, and other data to give business insights.

56
1 year ago

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

56
1 year ago

The goal of this startup is to reduce the amount of time people spend looking for jobs by connecting job seekers to the companies that need their skills. It’s not a pure employment-screening app per se, but a platform that helps people find out if their skills are in demand in the market. It’s also built to help them with their resumes, which it charges based on the number of times a user interacts with the app.

56
1 year ago

A company that makes mobile games for kids. The startup is best known for its games for preschoolers and its games are made in partnership with a number of companies, including Disney and Nickelodeon.

56
1 year ago

A basic, free phone number that can be used for any company’s voicemail system, for call tracking and call analytics.

56
6 months ago

This startup is building a tool for restaurants to allow customers to order food and drinks without ever talking to a waiter or waitress, and without giving out their phone number.

56
1 year ago

Real estate startup that wants to help landlords put their buildings on the MLS, reduce the number of agent calls they get, and automate their signups.

55
1 year ago

A cloud service that can help manage the free software licenses, license numbers, and authorizations of software you’ve downloaded.

55
11 months ago

A product that makes it easier to store and manage tens of thousands of email addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information. The startup wants to reduce the amount of passive storage space used by organizations.

55
9 months ago

A platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses manage and automate their data. The platform automates the tedious work of data analysis, reporting, and strategic planning. A growing number of business software vendors are using technology from this startup to assist their sales teams.

55
5 months ago

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

55
2 months ago

A company that builds software for hospitals to reduce the number of misdiagnoses and billings. Their software helps doctors diagnose the right disease.

55
1 year ago

A product that helps grow the number of people who vote in US elections.

54
1 year ago

In 2018, the United States has the largest number of startup founders in the world, and has been for the past few years.

54
1 year ago

A small business accounting software that offers a free trial, then bumps up prices based on number of users.

54
1 year ago

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

54
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for a company to manage a large number of employees. The B2B company is currently providing a web-based software solution to help companies manage their employees.

53
1 year ago

A tool built on the team’s experience as a “data scientist” at a large online travel agency. The startup lets users enter a credit card number, and then the app instantly converts that into a coupon that can be applied to a hotel reservation.

53
1 year ago

Open-source software that helps developers collaborate on an unlimited number of applications in a private cloud. The platform can be used for connecting applications, sharing data and managing security.

52
1 year ago

A startup that has already built a number of different services for messaging, as well as a platform for advertisers to create their own branded messaging campaigns.

52
1 year 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.

52
1 year ago

An API platform meant to help people build their own personal “banking” and “insurance” platform. They’re already working with a number of major companies.

52
1 year ago

A mobile app that connects housemates with roommates who need a place to stay. The company says it’s been able to reduce the number of empty houses in the US by 20%.

52
11 months ago

A platform that allows businesses to easily manage their inventory, whether it’s the number of cases of beer in their warehouse or the number of shoes they have in the store.

52
1 year ago

A call tracking app off of the client’s own phone number.

51
1 year ago

A platform designed to bring the best local restaurants to your door in cities across the US. The startup charges restaurants a fee for each meal ordered, with the idea that the startup will eventually partner with restaurants at an increased rate of the fee, expanding their reach and the number of meals delivered.

51
1 year ago

A platform that helps banks manage their relationships with customers, allowing them to create lightweight versions of their own customer relationship management software to increase number of customers they can serve at once.

50
1 year ago

A “reputation management” platform for companies with a significant number of negative comments, which helps them avoid negative feedback.

50
1 year ago

A solution to the issue of users who want to send money to people in developing countries, but don’t have access to phones or bank accounts. With PayM, you can send money to a mobile phone number in another country, with no fees or transaction fees.

50
1 year ago

A startup with a piece of technology that keeps track of every step in a certain process. The technology has been used in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, and helps companies track products and processes in real time.

50
1 month ago

A startup that helps users manage their social security number, date of birth, and other personal information in a safe, secure, and easy to use way.

50
1 year ago

This startup wants to help fintech companies get a handle on their data, making it easier to crunch numbers and more effective for the startup to explore new markets.

49
1 year ago

A tool for managing customer data. The company has signed on a number of large-scale companies in the financial services sector.

48
1 year ago

Leveraging AI to automate the process of crunching numbers to optimize an investment portfolio

48
10 months ago

A startup for organizations to send job applications to applicants in one place. The founders say that their app is already in use by a large number of organizations.

48
10 months ago

A startup for shoppers to compare prices on things like home insurance and auto loans. Borrow lets people take a credit card number and borrow money against it, so you get the money you need and pay it back with the money you make.

48
1 year ago

A software company that helps users find a product or service for their specific needs. Based on the number of users it has, it’s looking to raise a round in the second half of 2019.

47
1 year 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.

47
1 year ago

A company that helps users create and host their own virtual offices, complete with webcams, calendars, and even phone numbers.

47
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps customers find the closest taxi to their location, with features like tracking the driver’s cab number and location as well as a live map of the driver’s location.

47
1 year ago

A startup for the storage and sharing of large numbers of short video clips.

47
10 months ago

A web-based payroll and recording service for independent contractors. The startup is being funded by a number of angel investors and is looking to launch its first product later this year.

47
5 months ago

The startup’s headline feature is a website that allows you to create a four-digit passcode to share with others, instead of asking for their phone number. The company says they’re seeing traction with that feature, though they’ve also built an app that allows you to share with others your phone number, instead.

47
5 months ago

The startup is working on a set of tools to help scientists and engineers build calculators that can do things like take the logarithm of a number.

47
2 months ago

A startup that teaches kids how to use computers, with a focus on security. The startup is currently working with Philly schools and they say they’ve seen an increase in the number of kids that are coming into the office to use it.

47
2 months ago

A startup that wants to allow businesses to quickly develop a network marketing or direct sales team without having to find new people. The business has deals with a number of high-level recruiters, and counts Y Combinator and Stripe as customers.

47
1 year ago

The startup has built a product that enables brands to send targeted ads to a specific group of consumers. The startup says it has already sold over $100 million of its software to a number of companies.

46
1 year ago

The idea is to expand the number of brands in its platform, from the current 300+ to 1,000+. The company is looking to launch in the US, UK, and Australia.

46
9 months ago

Car rental startups and startups creating rental cars are both big businesses. However, a number of issues are creating friction between them. Tagr is a startup created to help renters and car rental companies work together, using their combined data to better serve consumers.

46
3 months ago

At the end of the day, this list is far from exhaustive, and there are a number of other startups that may be worth some extra research

45
1 year ago

The concept is a “dynamic price guide” that helps consumers decide on the best price for a product. It’s a knowledge base of price comparison numbers and historical data to help users decide which store has the best price.

44
10 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to make money on YouTube. It’s a B2B service that allows creators to monetize their channels, and is built to handle large numbers of creators and viewers.

44
2 months ago

A video chat application that allows you to call and video chat with family, friends and anyone else you choose, using a phone number or email address

44
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses and companies of all sizes create “lean-forward” websites and apps. The company has a number of products aimed at helping this process, including an earlier app that lets you create templates and prototype a mobile app. This week they launched a new product called Twig, which is a platform that lets you create a prototype of your product in a matter of minutes.

43
9 months ago

A program that would connect classrooms to the Internet and provide resources such as curriculums, tests, and other learning materials. The startup is looking to grow a large number of schools that connect classrooms and offer educational services.

42
8 months ago

The app lets users make calls and send texts to other users who are nearby. To make the service work, users have to register with a phone number and create a profile.

42
1 year ago

A software platform for a number of industries including journalism that helps journalists learn from each other.

41
11 months ago

In an effort to better understand the impact of its product, Yext is conducting real-time behavioral tracking tests of its software and the effects of it being installed on the web. Yext already has a number of users and revenue from companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, and Yelp.

41
11 months ago

A startup that helps you plan and manage your day-to-day goals, using a number of different apps to track your progress.

41
7 months ago

A startup that will help you find companies that will give you free rent for your apartment in exchange for a set number of hours a week.

41
7 months ago

A startup that allows users to search through a database of common information like addresses and phone numbers.

41
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurant owners track the number of people who order from their restaurant’s menu, helping them to improve their online presence and track key metrics.

40
1 year ago

Startup is building a product that allows companies to manage a large number of project teams, like design teams, engineering teams, and sales and marketing teams, all in one place. The company currently has 25 employees.

40
1 year ago

A platform that aims to bring “authentic, personalized experiences to the masses.” The company’s first product, a chatbot called Rosa, is meant to help take on the Facebook Messenger bot monopoly and is already used by a number of companies.

40
9 months ago

The app uses artificial intelligence to analyze images of clothing for quality, pricing, and style trends. The startup has already released a number of different visual analysis apps, but this one is its first to sell clothes.

40
6 months ago

Indiegogo's projects are ranked by the number of backers they have, with each project required to have at least 1,000 backers before they are eligible for the “Most Funded” ranking. The number of backers is determined by the number of times the project has been funded.

40
6 months ago

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

40
3 months ago

A new way of managing employee salaries, benefits, and perks. It’s a more powerful alternative to spreadsheets and other tools that are limited by the number of people using them.

40
11 months ago

A messaging app that lets you send money to friends and family, even if they don’t have a bank account. Pudding lets you send US dollars to people using your phone number, and it’s available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.

39
3 months ago

A startup that helps you find a physical therapist and book an appointment based on the fewest number of clicks.

39
1 year ago

A startup that promises to help you know what your current income is and where it will be in the future. The startup uses an algorithm that tracks past income and predicts future income using a number of factors, including job history, location, and the current economy.

38
11 months ago

In the past year, we've seen a number of startups offer their own way to manage contextual data across multiple platforms. These startups are often built to help people avoid the hassle of the various data silos that exist across your various cloud-based applications.

38
11 months ago

A B2B platform for banks to provide financial advice to small business owners. The company is working with a number of large banks and is on track to launch in the U.S. in 2019.

37
10 months ago

A startup that lets you put your phone number on a business card and connect with friends, family, and colleagues. The founders of this startup say they’re selling a lot of business cards, with over 1,200 cards shipped in 24 hours and a $1,500 monthly recurring revenue.

37
6 months ago

A new kind of credit card meant to help families save money on groceries and other purchases. The startup’s founder says it’s working with a number of grocery chains and wants to build out a platform for other retailers.

37
3 months ago

A platform to help people keep track of their holiday spending, helping them sift through the vast number of annual holiday gifts they receive.

37
2 months ago

The startup helps companies manage their customer relationships and automate the tedious tasks. They are also working with a small number of companies to help them build their teams and handle customer service.

37
1 year ago

A platform to help small businesses sell their products on Amazon. The startup is working with a number of new food startup, with plans to roll out to other platforms later in the year.

36
6 months ago

Do you ever need to keep track of a growing number of logins, passwords, and other credentials for a number of services

36
2 months ago

A travel booking app called Yolt uses a dynamic pricing algorithm to continuously adjust pricing based on demand, which they say leads to less price volatility and a larger number of paid hotel rooms.

35
9 months ago

A startup that allows employees to manage their income, expense and banking information. Small business owners that pay their employees in cash have to manage a number of paper documents to keep track of those payments. Hatipol, which was founded earlier this year, is building a system to do this more efficiently.

34
8 months ago

A B2B software company that works with companies to manage their sizeable legacy software deployments across large numbers of systems. The startup wants to help companies take advantage of open source and cloud infrastructure to reduce costs and scale.

34
8 months ago

Helps small and medium businesses in the UK and the US manage their finance and payroll with one app and one number. The startup’s SaaS platform is meant to be simple and easy for small businesses to use.

34
6 months ago

Many startups on the list came from India, a country that has been a "fintech powerhouse" in recent years. The country has a large population of engineers and a growing consumer base, and the availability of capital and technology has led to a boom in the number of startups in the country.

34
5 months 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.

34
5 months ago

A utility that helps companies reliably track and mitigate their carbon footprints. They currently have a pilot running with a number of large companies in the UK and Asia.

33
21 days ago

A company that owns a “premium” domain name and phone number, which allows them to offer, manage, and rent out that name and number.

33
8 months ago

This is a new way to help small businesses track the quality of the products they sell online, counting the items sold and the number of clicks to determine which products are the most popular and effective.

32
7 months ago

In 2014, the number of accepted startups from Y Combinator had tripled since launching in the summer of 2010.

32
7 months ago

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

32
7 months ago

An email service for businesses with a more direct approach to customer service. It’s available for free, and offers a number of features including customer support, sales tracking, and analytics.

32
3 months ago

A London-based startup, working with a number of large companies, building software to help employees reduce the amount of time they spend on corporate email with Blackberry’s QNX real-time operating system.

32
1 year ago

It’s a platform that brings together data from a number of sources about a given subject, in an easy-to-use format.

31
9 months ago

 A platform that helps restaurants work with baristas to train them on things like cleaning, to-go items and how to deal with customers. The company helps restaurants scale their operations by hiring a number of baristas to run these training programs.

31
7 months ago

An email-based marketplace that users can sell things to, with the option of the company buying the item back at the original price. Idea is already partnered with a number of companies to start selling consumer goods.

31
26 days ago

This app is meant to help people easily pay for federal taxes by scanning a personal income tax form, asking for the user’s name and account number, and linking to the appropriate IRS form.

31
1 month ago

 A platform for startups to raise capital, built on top of the large number of open-source startups and app developers that use Stripe.

30
6 months ago

A machine learning tool that helps companies make better decisions about their supply chains, including the decision to ship Walmart goods to China or other locations using a greater variety of products. The startup is working with Walmart, which they say wants to increase their number of suppliers by 1,000.

29
2 months ago

A travel-booking app that aggregates travel booking data from any number of travel sites, and provides the ability to group related trips.

29
1 month ago

A young company that wants to build a platform that allows phone calls to be “re-routed” to a different number.

29
5 days ago

A mobile app that allows users to send money to a phone number or email address.

29
28 days ago

Pager is building a platform to help companies manage their customer service operations, with a goal of making it easier for businesses to keep track of calls and service tickets. The startup is working with a number of companies in the retail, healthcare, and legal industries.

28
26 days ago

 A mobile app that helps people determine if their app or website will be profitable before they spend time and money on it. The startup is still in its early stages, but its founders have built a number of successful iOS apps, including one for Puma shoes.

27
9 months ago

A tool that helps companies save money by reducing the number of times they have to order supplies. The startup’s service is called ProSupply and it helps companies order more efficiently by identifying the supplies that they need and automating the ordering process.

26
2 months ago

Personal finance knowledge app that lets people get paid to answer questions. The startup wants to make a tool that leverages the large number of people who have accumulated money to answer personal finance questions.

26
1 month ago

A tool that lets you create extremely simple, small text-based games (think, “add up the total of all the numbers in this sentence”)

26
1 month ago

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

26
6 months ago

A free, batch addition of a small number of ingredients. The startup is building a tool to help users figure out the right recipe for an individual ingredient.

25
2 months 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).

25
7 months ago

A software platform that connects large companies and insurance companies in an effort to lower insurance costs while increasing the number of companies with coverage.

24
3 months ago

We’ve seen a number of startups that help people track their health using wearables, step trackers and other data they collect. Now there’s a startup that wants to let people track their health using color-coded stickers.

24
1 month ago

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

24
7 days ago

The team behind this co-working space-cum-event space wants to build a community that caters to the growing number of startups that live outside of major urban areas.

23
7 months ago

A company that sells single-serving coffee packets (i.e. ground coffee) to businesses in bulk (i.e. 20 cups) for $5/bag. The startup has already won over a number of restaurants, and is working on a new product to sell coffee to businesses.

22
1 month ago

A fintech company with a focus on credit products for women. The company is pitching itself as a cheaper alternative to the big banks, and is already working with a number of small businesses.

21
23 days ago

A company that helps people remember their passwords by generating an easy to remember string of letters and numbers that can be written down and used as an easy-to-remember password for logins.

21
19 days ago

A startup that helps businesses manage their online reputation. They charge businesses based on the size of the company, and the type of business, and then manage the reputation online to improve search rankings. The company is currently working with a number of large companies including Southwest Airlines and the Ritz-Carlton.

21
1 month ago

A platform for selling products to large numbers of small customers. The pitch is that the company’s software allows for fast, simple, and large-scale product sales.

20
29 days ago

This is an app that helps people navigate their flights. It’s being used by the likes of Uber and AirBNB to route users to the right airports, showing them departure times and flight numbers.

20
25 days ago

This is a B2C startup that is building a way to allow organizations to easily manage a large number of users with all of their personal information.

20
1 month ago

A startup that lets people use a single phone number for multiple apps, and for multiple purposes. It’s currently available in beta in the Philippines, and plans to expand to the U.S. and Europe soon.

19
1 month ago

In addition, YC includes a number of other programs, such as a software development program that develops products for the “Internet of Things”, a mentorship program for entrepreneurs looking to build companies outside of the US, and a program to help alumni launch companies.

17
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to sell or donate their clothing. Users take a picture of their items and it’s automatically listed on a number of different online marketplaces.

8
2 years ago

A startup that helps people with their resume if they are having a hard time getting one above a certain number

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2 years ago

Idea: Easy way to get a European mobile number

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that runs a marketplace for co-working spaces They have a large number of employees already, and want to grow into a way for people to easily find co-working spaces in the future

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that’s built a quick-and-dirty tool for people who are creating a business plan, designed to help them connect the dots and make sure their numbers are solid.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to make it easier for the under-banked to get an online checking account. The startup is working with a number of different providers to make sure they have a bank account for the right price, no matter who you are.

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2 years ago

Idea: A software company that helps companies using Google Analytics track their digital marketing ROI. The team has a number of enterprise customers and is looking to scale to more.

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2 years ago

Idea: A way to buy and sell phone numbers, with the team saying that a lot of people are talking about retiring their phone numbers because of changes in the current contact system.

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2 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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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that connects coaches and athletes, giving athletes a way to contact coaches and coaches a way to get paid for their advice. They’re currently working with a number of teams in the Philadelphia area, including the Philadelphia 76ers.

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