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3 years ago

Open-source software to help companies track the life cycle of their products.

918
8 months ago

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

582
2 years ago

A startup that provides a platform for the open exchange of knowledge about finance, investing, and managing money.

444
1 year ago

An AI that can help companies determine the best places to open new stores.

386
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find new places to work by aggregating job openings from its network of freelancers.

326
3 years ago

A startup for professionals to sell their expertise, such as fixing your computer, building your app, opening your car door, or giving you a pedicure.

297
3 years ago

A startup that builds "the world’s first decentralized, open source, student portal.” Its goal is to connect students around the world to their professors through a global network of university digital classrooms.

247
3 years ago

A business-to-business (B2B) startup creating an open-source solution for businesses to create and manage a library of electronic documents.

235
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make your money work for you, without having to do the work yourself. The company’s first product is a small device that makes it easier for people to open their credit card accounts, and has plans to expand to other financial products like insurance.

232
2 years ago

A startup for finding and booking travel that uses a bank of 5,000 itineraries to provide personal customization. It’s in the phase of becoming a booking site, with a desktop app in development, and a plan to open it up to all users.

224
3 years ago

Open-source data visualization tool that connects together email, web, and desktop. It also integrates into Slack and other tools.

210
3 years ago

A startup that helps track and connect people who want to apply for jobs in a specific city, and allows them to see the job openings, apply and schedule interviews, get feedback on their applications, and communicate with recruiters. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

208
2 years ago

An open source framework that lets people edit smartphone videos with a finger, finger or stylus.

208
3 years ago

A B2B startup that helps companies that want to open an M&A office in Asia.

207
3 years ago

A platform for helping people design and build virtual reality experiences. The startup is focusing on the gaming side, but says they’re open to partnering with other verticals as well.

205
2 years ago

A free, open-source portfolio app for designers.

205
2 years ago

An open-source platform that allows employers to create and manage a social safety net for their employees, including healthcare and retirement benefits. The startup has raised $8.8 million to date and has 1,000 employers on board.

192
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who don’t want to leave their house and travel to a remote server to control their home. For instance, they can open their front door, see if their dog is barking, and see how far away it is from their neighbor’s home.

191
3 years ago

A startup that wants to help small businesses open up their books to investors and banks. The startup says it’s already raised $3 million and has a team of 12 employees.

188
3 years ago

Open-source software that provides a platform for the secure exchange of sensitive information

188
2 years ago

Open source software meant to help e-commerce sites track items in their inventory. Marketers want to know where to buy their products and what items are selling.

187
2 years ago

A startup that helps recruiters find and vet candidates and helps candidates find open positions.

185
3 years ago

An open-source web application for creating and managing virtual classrooms and events.

184
2 years ago

An open source, open culture distributed ledger platform for distributed apps. The company wants to create a standard for the distributed web.

184
2 years ago

A company that brings OpenID Connect-based authentication to Slack. It also allows users to share their Slack logins as a login on websites, allowing users to manage their IDs across many different platforms.

183
2 years ago

The startup is working on building an open API to enable other platforms to build apps to help shoppers find the right brand by cross-referencing their online shopping history. The startup wants to build an app that lets shoppers find the right brands to buy, based on previous purchases.

182
2 years ago

 “A digital bank account that’s 100% open-source.”

182
2 years ago

This startup wants to build a “Netflix for Open Source”, allowing software developers to package their code up and sell it.

179
2 years ago

A startup that makes a free (and open source) online course platform that teaches programming

176
2 years ago

An open source online IDE for building mobile apps, spanning mobile platforms (iOS/Android/web) and programming languages (Java/C/C++).

175
2 years ago

 Having trouble getting your customers to make a purchase This startup wants to help you get them to open up their wallets by giving you an idea of how well your product aligns with their wants, wants, and needs.

174
2 years ago

A company looking to create a more open and transparent online auction marketplace.

173
2 years ago

This startup wants to help teams stay on schedule through real-time scheduling and an open API.

173
2 years ago

A software company that helps companies manage their finance, inventory, and other business operations. The startup plans to open up to new markets and get into more verticals in 2018.

172
2 years ago

A decentralized, open-source online marketplace that allows people to buy and sell digital goods and services directly from other users without the need for a centralized authority.

171
3 years ago

A free and open-source app for finding, managing and sharing files

169
2 years ago

A health system of doctors and nurses who can provide virtual care. The company plans to open 1,000 clinics in underserved areas.

169
10 months ago

A company that creates a tool to help developers find and join the communities of open source software projects that are most relevant to them.

169
3 years ago

A product that creates an open collaboration platform for teams and professionals to find and share jobs, regardless of location.

168
1 year ago

An idea for an open-source machine learning framework for the next generation of internet apps.

166
3 years ago

An API for companies to post job openings and filter through applicants.

165
3 years ago

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

161
3 years ago

Apple’s iOS operating system lacks a centralized directory to find and open files. Filefactory has built a solution that will let you “find files and get notifications for files that are important to you—in any app”.

160
3 years ago

A platform that tracks traffic, parking, and sanitation data from businesses to help them make better decisions about where to open new locations.

160
3 years ago

An open source platform that helps pharmacy owners boost sales of generics.

159
3 years ago

A free and open source data visualization tool for business intelligence and analytics.

159
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for companies to build websites on the open source Angular platform, including visual design and templates. Atlassian is the startup's first customer.

158
3 years ago

A startup that make a tool that allows you to make your home automation system available on the open web

157
3 years ago

A startup that uses a software program to crunch open data to predict land value The startup claims that it can predict land value more accurately than appraisers and cheaper than buying survey data

156
3 years ago

A company that is creating an open-source platform to track employee time, and then charging employers for its usage.

156
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make open-source software for 3D printers. The founders are tech veterans who have built digital fabrication tools before.

155
3 years ago

A company that helps open banking startups with their APIs and developer framework.

153
3 years ago

The Startup is building out a free, open-source toolset for managing your GitHub project.

153
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to find job openings in remote areas, with the goal of helping people find family members jobs in different parts of the country.

152
3 years ago

A startup for freelancers, providing a venue where employers and freelancers can use an “open-source” to find and hire each other.

151
3 years ago

A fingerprint-based unlock system for phones. The startup is trying to make fingerprint sensors more secure by having users open their phones in a certain way and secure them. This is a startup that has been around for a while, with a version known as SnapLock, but it is now rebranding itself as Fingerprint Lock.

151
2 years ago

Automated account opening for insurance customers, and with a focus on helping millennials choose insurance in a competitive market.

151
3 years ago

A startup that gives data on the role of the press in different countries, and what countries are most open to outside reporters.

150
3 years ago

A startup that wants to simplify the process of opening a bank account for immigrants.

150
3 years ago

A platform that will allow you to make adjustments to your iPhone or iPad without having to open it up. The startup is focused on making it easier for people to tweak their iOS devices.

150
3 years ago

A technology that helps retailers track customer activity from the moment a customer opens the door to the moment they leave.

150
3 years ago

A startup that’s making it easier for users to supercharge their mobile devices by pairing them with high-performance wireless chargers. Its 10K program is now open for sign-ups.

150
3 years ago

A SaaS tool for finding and booking open-ended, immersive style tours in any city. The startup also offers a booking platform for short-term travelers and an app that lets you book tours in advance.

149
3 years ago

Lever provides a free, open source platform for all kinds of digital content including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and even video. Lever is transforming the way people collaborate and learn.

148
3 years ago

A free, open-source and community-driven email client built on the Electron framework.

147
3 years ago

A startup for finding out which restaurants are open on a given day, with 6,000 cities and 1,500,000 restaurants.

146
3 years ago

Launched in August, this is an open-source chatbot that can handle both finance and consumer-facing business.

145
3 years ago

A tool for recruiters to help them find and hire candidates for their job openings. The startup has built a toolkit that helps recruiters automate their hiring process, with the help of artificial intelligence.

145
3 years ago

A startup that sells a “customizable, open-source video doorbell”.

145
3 years ago

A subscription-based service that makes it easy for developers to discover and collaborate on open source software projects.

142
3 years ago

Changing the way companies find and hire talent. Based in London, the startup is building software meant to give companies a better idea of who’s available that can make them more open to hiring candidates. They have a large set of clients in the UK.

142
3 years ago

The idea behind this open source tool is to allow people to get their hands on a data set and work on it without needing to license it.

142
1 year ago

Businesses that have a permanent physical presence in a city can now use Google Maps to check the status of their storefront — whether it’s open or closed — and see when it will open.

142
3 years ago

Like Uber, this startup gamifies the concept of a taxi ride, with the user playing a dispatcher for a network of taxis. The app helps users find the closest taxis using data from Yelp and OpenTable.

141
3 years ago

An open source software platform that helps companies manage their customer risk data through a unified and central platform

141
3 years ago

There are also a handful of open source startups doing interesting things:

140
3 years ago

This startup is building a vending machine for the financial sector. It’s an open source vending machine that lets banks and credit unions buy and sell financial products in bulk.

140
2 years ago

A search engine that’s meant to handle searches across many different apps so you don’t have to open each one to perform your search.

140
3 years ago

A startup that builds software for companies that are moving or re-opening their physical retail locations. The company is working with a dozen retailers, with plans to ultimately serve over 200 companies.

139
3 years ago

A startup that helps schools and universities establish open data programs to promote transparency and accountability.

139
3 years ago

An open-source platform for allowing any developer to build an on-demand movie ticketing app.

139
3 years ago

An open source database for database administrators to quickly and easily populate their infrastructure with needed data.

138
3 years ago

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

138
3 years ago

An online marketplace for digital goods and services, built on the premise that a closed loop market can be established within an existing open market (e.g. Facebook)

137
3 years ago

A tool for creating quick and easy surveys on your phone. The startup is designed for survey creators, but anyone can use it. It offers a mobile-first platform that lets users create surveys and send them immediately to users, and then open the survey link in another app on their phone.

137
3 years ago

A startup that provides the infrastructure “to build and scale simple, automated, and scalable apps built on top of the open source Git version control system.”

136
3 years ago

An open-source platform which allows developers to easily build and manage their digital asset portfolios. Currently has a focus on digital currencies.

135
3 years ago

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

135
3 years ago

This startup is building an online marketplace for the sale of computer parts, but based on the free and open source project OpenELEC.

134
3 years ago

A search engine that surfaces open source code.

133
3 years ago

A digital identity platform and communications network for digital society, based on the open source Edunet system, used in Venezuela prior to the Chávez administration.

132
3 years ago

A platform that helps companies create a digital open-book management system. The startup wants to help companies automate their paperwork and cut down on costs.

132
3 years ago

This startup is building a smart door lock that learns to open itself based on who’s trying to enter.

132
3 years ago

A food delivery startup that allows restaurants to stay open later and deliver food to people who don’t live in their neighborhood.

132
1 year ago

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

132
1 year ago

A restaurant discovery site/app that pairs diners who would like to dine with a restaurant and diners who are willing to open their own restaurant

131
1 year ago

This company is building a community for developers, helping them find and collaborate on open source projects.

131
3 years ago

A startup that is building a platform for mobile phone companies and carriers to provide their services on the open web and in mobile applications, instead of requiring people to download an app.

130
3 years ago

One of the original investors in OpenTable raised a $1 million seed round to help “Bring the magic back to the restaurant industry.”

130
3 years ago

A startup that helps people who don’t have access to a bank account get one for free. The startup has partnered with several major banks to allow customers to open accounts even without the usual documentation that banks require to authenticate.

130
3 years ago

A Y Combinator company that builds open-source components for the enterprise.

130
3 years ago

This is a company that makes a way to map the physical world of information. The startup is building a suite of open data products and services that will allow users to visualize and understand the world around them.

129
3 years ago

A plan to solve the problem of 3rd-party open source code, providing a way for developers to get access to source code from major open source software projects without having to pay for it.

129
3 years ago

A business-to-business open source platform for building enterprise software.

129
3 years ago

A B2B tool for financial services companies to automate the onboarding process like account opening and risk management.

129
3 years ago

Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

129
3 years ago

A tool for developers to get track of what’s happening in their app, with a series of reports that show you how many users have opened your app, how many users have closed it, where those users are coming from, and how they’re using your app.

129
3 years ago

A tool for in-home massage therapists to open up their own business, working in their spare time.

127
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a C++ library that allows hardware designs to be shared on GitHub. The company’s CEO says that the concept is similar to the Arduino open source hardware platform.

127
3 years ago

The team is building a way to automatically and transparently recommend the best employees for an open position. The startup is currently only targeting startups in Silicon Valley.

126
3 years ago

This is a startup that allows employees to request products and services from nearby businesses. The company is currently in open beta.

126
3 years ago

In the summer of 2016, Y Combinator opened a office in London to focus on Europe. The office is headed by Laura Simpson, who previously worked at eBay, and has joined the Y Combinator London team. Y Combinator London is focused on advising and investing in European startups and is led by Stephen O’Grady, who previously worked at Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.

126
3 years ago

A platform for artists to share their work, connect with fans and find gigs. It’s a storytelling platform, but what makes it unique is that it’s open to everyone.

126
3 years ago

A startup that aims to help realtors automate their sales process, using a digital agent that keeps track of the status of a property and opens real estate listings on the internet. The startup is pitching the service as a way to drive down “the average home sales cycle” from six months to two.

126
3 years ago

Its goal is to be the next generation of open-source apps in the Apple App Store.

125
3 years ago

A company that helps small businesses open bank accounts, and then allows them to pay employees & suppliers on the go with ease.

125
10 months ago

a “platform for developers to build and launch their own open-source projects”. They provide the backend to allow users to create and manage projects on GitHub, the frontend to allow users to manage their projects on GitHub, and the ability to help developers make their projects on GitHub better.

125
3 years ago

 The startup's goal is to help build an open platform for publishing and sharing data between developers and scientists. They want to build a new experience for scientists to learn about the data they have, so they can get it into the hands of a broader developer community.

124
3 years ago

A startup that helps companies track the open rates of their emails and see which ones are getting the most engagement.

123
3 years ago

This startup is building an open-source platform for healthcare providers to create and manage a variety of healthcare apps.

122
3 years ago

An “open-source ‘on-demand’ service for the generation, distribution, and consumption of media”.

121
3 years ago

 There’s a huge amount of open software in the world, but there’s also a huge amount of open source software. The company has built a platform that curates open source projects, allowing others to easily see what’s out there. The team is currently working on a browser extension, and says they’ve had “hundreds” of companies use the platform to create software.

120
3 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help people discover new stories and books they might like to read. The startup says it has 15,000 users who have opened the app 5,000 times.

120
3 years ago

A “sticker printer” that prints QR codes to open apps on phones.

120
2 years ago

A company that helps recruiters and job seekers find the best fit for job openings using a combination of personal data and a proprietary algorithm.

119
3 years ago

A new product by the founders of a popular open-source project, allowing people to see all of their files on file servers and get them to sync with their desktop.

118
3 years ago

A software platform for HR managers and recruiters to find the right candidates for their job openings.

118
3 years ago

A company building a tool for e-commerce companies to find the best possible locations to open new stores.

118
1 year ago

An automated system for managing the health of codebases and applications. Currently focused on open source projects.

118
3 years ago

The startup has created a predictive analytics tool that helps food companies decide where to open new locations. The startup is focused on the US and UK.

117
3 years ago

In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

117
9 months ago

A tech company building a platform to help employers identify the best candidates for their job openings with a series of personality tests that can be completed on any phone.

117
3 years ago

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

116
3 years ago

An open-source program that lets anyone create their own app for the Oculus Rift.

116
3 years ago

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

116
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps businesses identify the best locations in which to open their next store.

115
3 years ago

An open-source platform and data storage for enterprise use

114
3 years ago

A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

114
2 years ago

A company that provides software for building, managing and monetizing open source software.

113
1 year ago

A company that wants to build a decentralized, open-source exchange platform for digital projects. They say they’ll have a separate platform for ICOs and one for pre-sale tokens.

113
3 years ago

An effort to make the internet a more open and inclusive place for people of color, especially women. Sizabot is a virtual assistant, and the company built Sizabot to work with a wide range of languages to help people of color find better deals on services via chat.

112
3 years ago

Image-based gaming that’s “a big, open world role playing game experience” that lets you explore and interact with other players.

112
3 years ago

An open source, cloud-based platform that allows companies to track and report on the performance and progress of people and teams.

111
3 years ago

An API for the U.K.’s government’s Open Data platform, which is released under a Creative Commons license. It allows users to interface with the data in a variety of ways, including filtering by utility.

111
3 years ago

A U.S. startup looking to build a marketplace for open-sourced projects.

110
3 years ago

A startup that connects merchants with vendors to help grow their businesses. Merchants can request products and orders and have them delivered within a few days. They have also opened up an API for other companies to integrate into their product.

110
3 years ago

A startup that cuts banks out of the process of opening a checking account by building its own app. The startup has a mobile app that would allow customers to log in to their bank, make savings and investment plans, and keep track of their spending.

109
3 years ago

This is an open source project to create a webOS-like platform for a variety of mobile devices.

109
2 years ago

 The startup wants to be a marketplace for people to sell their used stuff. Its focus is on new-to-market products, but founders say they’d be open to selling used products as well.

109
8 months ago

A platform that helps employers and job seekers find each other through a job board. The company’s platform is meant to help employers find qualified candidates for open positions in real-time and track candidates through the entire hiring process.

109
2 years ago

A platform to help people understand the costs of their health insurance, very similar to the OpenHealth platform.

108
3 years ago

A toolkit focused on helping startups make the transition into the U.S. market. The startup helps startups look for a U.S. office space, open a U.S. bank account, and hire U.S. staff. They currently have over 50 companies on their platform.

107
3 years ago

Solair is building an open network for connecting local businesses and the people who shop within them. Its engine is based upon the idea of a “sharing economy”, in which people are rewarded for their contributions.

106
3 years ago

A startup that’s building an “open-source” virtual network for computer-to-computer communication

106
2 years ago

A startup that lets businesses get paid in Bitcoin. The startup has over 30 customers, and is now in the process of opening a San Francisco office.

106
3 years ago

A platform that helps companies build their own “anchor stores” — the “experiences” that people want to do in a particular city. For example, a company like Amazon might want to open up a store in San Francisco, but they’re not the first company to do so. The startup builds out a list of all the other stores in the area, and allows companies to apply to open up a new one.

105
1 year ago

An open-source analytics tool for managing data on your own servers.

105
2 years ago

A hiring app for small business owners that lets them easily post job openings and manage the hiring process.

104
2 years ago

Opendoor works with home and business owners and helps them sell their house, and then helps them buy a new one.

104
2 years ago

A platform to help companies and individuals connect with local talent communities and tap into a pool of skilled talent to fill their open positions.

103
10 months ago

A startup that builds an open source platform for retailers to provide discount coupons online and via SMS. The startup is looking to become a “one-stop shop” for printable retail coupons. It’s currently in beta.

103
3 years ago

A startup that helps make buildings cool. In the past two years, it’s built a community of more than 60,000 people who have collectively built more than 100 buildings in more than 35 countries. The community is a nice complement to the three office buildings that are open to tenants in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

102
2 years ago

OpenPlans is a software company that helps people find a new home to buy, using data from real estate brokers and public records. They’ve raised over $5 million to date, and are now focused on building a platform for other developers to build on.

102
3 years ago

Open data platform that lets people create and discover data visualizations. The startup has built a platform that allows people to create data visualizations and share them with the wider world.

101
3 years ago

A platform that aims to make it easier to design and manage digital product and content experiences. An open-source platform that allows anyone to design a product and provide the necessary feedback to friends and followers. The startup is seeking to build on the work of other Open Platforms like Brave, or Pivotal, or Path.

101
3 years ago

A startup that is building a smart home system for the elderly. The system is designed for seniors who need assistance with tasks like opening doors and turning lights on and off.

101
1 year ago

This is a collective of startups that want to use the power of the internet to build an open-source marketplace for physical goods. The startups will join forces to offer goods from around the world at low prices to anyone in the world. There’s a lot of competition in the space, but it’s an interesting idea.

101
1 year ago

A “customer support software for small businesses” built for free and open source.

101
9 months ago

A startup building an open source platform to help people plan their trips with an experience similar to that of the popular TripIt app.

101
2 years ago

This startup is founded by former Google employees and aims to be the “Uber of recruiting”, allowing companies to list their job openings for remote employees.

100
3 years ago

A startup that wants to build a ‘truly open’ product stack so that any business can build apps for their customers. Using a pricing plan that forces a company to choose between building an app on their own platform or using a third party.

99
9 months ago

An open-source platform that lets you shop for insurance, credit, and loans anywhere in the world.

99
2 years ago

A subscription-free, open-source messaging platform for teams. The startup’s founders say they want to transform how groups collaborate.

98
2 years ago

An open banking platform that helps banks understand their consumers.

98
1 year ago

Build, share and sell your own 3D printer. The product is based on the open source RepRap technology.

97
3 years ago

A system that prevents people without credit scores from opening bank accounts, thereby eliminating the risk of fraud and identity theft.

96
2 years ago

An open source API for medical device data

95
1 year ago

A company that wants to use machine learning to help companies understand their shopping behavior. The startup says it can help retailers predict what products to sell, what stores to open and when.

95
3 years ago

OpenTable was ranked the #1 startup in the category of “Food and Beverage” in the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the US in 2018.

94
2 years ago

This startup aims to make it easier for companies to find candidates with the right technical skills to fill open roles. They use a proprietary database to find candidates with the right skills.

94
3 years ago

A tool to help recruiters identify the best candidates for each job. For instance, if an ad says a certain job is in Chicago, the tool can look up the average salary and job openings to determine if this job is a good match.

93
2 years ago

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

93
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to explore open house listings for sale and for rent.

93
1 year ago

A company that provides real-time GPS mapping for construction projects. Founder/CEO Sreenivasan has worked at companies such as Mapbox and Mapzen, and was the founding CEO of the open source platform OpenStreetMap.

93
2 years ago

An online platform that helps women find better jobs in tech by connecting them with companies with open positions.

92
1 year ago

A free, open source SaaS that helps teams collaborate on the same project at the same time.

92
2 years ago

 A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to do (legitimate) software engineering work in the open source community.

91
2 years ago

An open-source platform to store and share visual assets, with the goal of making it easier to build products with computer vision.

91
10 months ago

The startup wants to help small businesses, like restaurants, open their own e-commerce website. Using a combination of marketing and technology, they say they can help companies save money on commission and get more visibility to their products.

91
2 years ago

An open source digital wallet for fiat currencies.

90
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier for Hispanic families to open a savings account for their kids, particularly the latchkey kids who aren’t old enough to have a bank account at their school. The startup’s founder says that he wants to keep his children from having to share their smartphones to stay in touch with friends, and that his kids understand the importance of saving money in order to achieve their aspirations.

90
3 years ago

A free and open-source tool to help marketers create the same kind of email campaigns that we can create in AdWords, but with less of a hassle and less cost.

89
2 years ago

A web-based platform that allows people to setup peer-to-peer loans. The application is open to all ages and income levels.

89
2 years ago

The startup is building a smart lock that’s easier to use and opens with voice command or a smartphone app.

89
2 years ago

A tool that helps users find and use open source software.

89
2 years ago

A tool for automating the hiring process in small businesses, with a focus on matching applicants with job openings.

88
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help make it easier to build apps - using open source software - across the board.

88
3 years ago

Open-source, distributed computing that allows people to build and manage their own supercomputers. The company wants to provide people with the means to build their own supercomputers, allowing them to “live in the cloud” at home.

87
3 years ago

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

86
2 years ago

This startup is making a sleek, wearable bottle opener as a way of extending the life of a beer bottle.

85
2 years ago

This startup is building a banking app for small businesses. The app allows small companies to open bank accounts and use the tools of the bank directly.

85
3 years ago

Idea: Open-source crypto-to-crypto exchanges

84
2 years ago

A company that provides indoor voice commands for Amazon Echo or Echo Dot in the home, including turning on and off lights, opening doors, and playing music.

84
2 years ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for companies to manage the hiring process. The company’s first product allows companies to post job openings, then when a candidate applies, the company can review the application, send interview offers, and conduct interviews all in one place.

84
2 years ago

Open source hardware/software for providing access to the Internet, built on Amazon Web Services.

84
2 years ago

A platform for the open-source community to share best practices for building software.

83
2 years ago

This San Francisco-based startup wants to create a simple platform for clients to open a bank account and get a loan. It’s a B2B business.

83
2 years ago

A matching platform for freelancers and clients, where freelancers can post projects, let clients browse openings and apply to them.

83
1 year ago

A way to create and share temporary job openings, then pickup and schedule those jobs.

83
1 year ago

A company that’s built a toolset to allow developers and businesses to build private blockchains that aren’t open to the public.

83
2 years ago

This company wants to build a platform for sharing and trading solar power. It’s an open source alternative to solar exchange markets.

82
2 years ago

A dashboard that helps companies monitor which customers have opened an account, and which they have actually paid.

82
2 years ago

A project from a hardware engineering company, which wants to make a programmable, modular robot with an open source hardware ecosystem.

81
2 years ago

A new type of open education platform that would use gamification to teach basic skills and tasks, such as cooking, DIY, and cleaning.

81
2 years ago

A company that makes a Chrome extension that aggregates all the tabs you have open in various web apps

80
2 years ago

A startup that allows members to connect with others in their city and import their address book to find things to do, see what’s open and when, and share with friends and family.

80
2 years ago

A platform to enable building and sharing of home automation systems using an open, open source platform.

80
2 years ago

OpenSkies is a digital economy that aims to connect consumers to the products they want, in the places they want, at the times they want them. The company wants to be the Amazon of the web, selling items with a rating system, allowing consumers to review and share products.

80
2 years ago

A startup that uses AI to predict plant availability and traffic patterns before opening to help retailers manage inventory and stock.

80
1 year ago

A wearable device that alerts you when your oven is on, or when a door or window is opened or closed. The company, which was founded in May, also lets parents monitor children’s activities.

80
1 year ago

A tool for helping SMBs in Latin America open bank accounts.

80
2 years 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.

79
2 years ago

Programmable, open-source home IoT platform.

79
2 years ago

A platform that allows open-source developers to connect with potential employers and learn about paid coding opportunities.

78
2 years ago

An open source platform for enterprise software that integrates with other enterprise software. The company says it offers “the next generation of enterprise software” and wants to make developers’ lives easier.

78
2 years ago

A platform that makes it easy to manage open positions across all your offices.

78
1 year ago

A patent-pending open source script to “attract, engage, and retain” employees, aimed at businesses large and small. The script asks applicants to design a custom experience, from an attractive user interface to how to react to job opportunities.

78
1 year ago

A mobile application that helps you plan and organize your trips. Runway lets you compare prices, find what’s open and closed, share your itinerary, and book tickets and hotels.

78
2 years ago

The e-commerce startup focuses on selling and installing a secure, open source operating system for IoT devices.

77
2 years ago

An open-source platform for building, managing, and promoting interactive web experiences.

77
2 years ago

A company building an open toolkit for building virtual reality games.

77
2 years ago

 Pitch Deck Hacker is an open-source tool that helps users build their own pitch deck.

77
9 months ago

Shopify recently opened up a marketplace in India. It allows sellers and buyers to connect online or over the phone.

77
2 years ago

Wanted is a job listing site that allows companies to post jobs and then create a live feed for applicants, as well as company pages for employees to keep up with job openings.

76
2 years ago

Open source software for machine learning and neural networks.

76
2 years ago

A cross-platform open source IDE for JavaScript developers.

76
3 years ago

This is a tool that helps businesses in the US comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The startup helps companies perform a self-assessment on their health insurance plans to see if they comply with the rules of the law. The code is open source.

75
2 years ago

A new app for Google Glass that will help people find restaurants, bars, and coffee shops that are open to people with mobility impairments.

75
2 years ago

A startup that’s building an open-source driver for Android Nougat devices, allowing Android 6.0 users to get the performance benefits of the new chip.

75
2 years ago

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

75
1 year ago

An API that allows other apps to better integrate their products into the Startup Institute. The company is also working on making the API open source if it takes off.

75
2 years ago

Founded in 2015, this is the company behind the popular, free, and open-source development platform app-builder App-Builder-Platform .

74
2 years ago

A platform for freelancers that allows freelancers to bid on open roles, making it easier to find work.

74
2 years ago

A company that helps businesses open bank accounts in an easy, simple way.

74
2 years ago

The company is using machine learning to help companies identify the best employees for their job openings, whether they’re coding or in customer service.

74
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies find candidates for open positions quickly and easily.

74
2 years ago

The startup is building an open-source library of all the design patterns, languages, and paradigms that make up the internet. This will serve as a foundation for the internet of things.

73
2 years ago

OPEN. is a fitness tracking platform that helps users keep track of their workout habits.

73
2 years ago

Amped is a personal assistant platform that aims to help people “get unstuck” and get back to doing the things they love. Amped helps people make phone calls, book restaurants through OpenTable, and book other things that help them get back to doing the things they love.

73
1 year ago

A free service that helps maintainers of open source projects get notified about pull requests, monitor project development and make the whole experience easier.

73
2 years ago

A new kind of sale that works on top of existing sale tools. The company is working with sales teams to create sales emails that more closely match the sales process, opening doors for buyers to buy on the spot.

72
2 years ago

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

72
2 years ago

A startup that makes smart-home devices that can tell you when your blinds need to be opened or closed.

72
1 year ago

An online marketplace that connects people with services, giving them the tools they need all in one place. The company is open to the idea of selling any service, like a house cleaning or a dog walker.

72
1 year ago

A new, open-source way to build rockets.

72
1 year ago

Open source software that allows people in the UK to save money on their energy bills by keeping their homes warm through energy efficiency.

72
2 years ago

An open source platform for people to find and buy organic food, powered by new technologies.

71
2 years ago

A startup that’s building out a digital education platform that is open-sharing, student-led, and can adapt to a school’s needs.

71
2 years ago

GetHR helps employers find the right talent for their open positions and provides resources for managers to make the most of their employees.

71
1 year ago

A company building an open-source electric vehicle platform, starting with the development of batteries.

71
2 years ago

A startup that builds a point-of-sale system for all sorts of retailers, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The startup aims to make the process of opening a business as simple as a phone call.

70
2 years ago

A well-known roboticist is building an open-source software platform to build robots.

70
2 years ago

A software product that automatically sends out marketing reminders for things like follow ups, social media posts, and store store openings. The startup’s founder claims that most startups have missed out on the marketing effort because they have forgotten to do marketing.

70
1 year ago

IFTTT, that connects the Internet of Things to your other applications and services. The startup is trying to build a “connected” kitchen in India that can monitor how clean the kitchen is, how many times the door has opened, and how much food is left in the fridge.

70
1 year ago

A startup that owns and operates an offline library, which will soon be open to the public. It’s the world’s first library of digital books that can be made available in a physical space.

70
1 year ago

This app helps users find open jobs at companies all over the world. The startup also provides job search services and career advice for people already employed.

70
2 years ago

A startup-based system to create, share, and discover content, letting people license their creations for commercial use. Based on the use of the open-source Creative Commons licenses.

69
2 years ago

A health care startup that wants to democratize the patient record by making it open-source and opening it up to the development community.

69
2 years ago

A platform that helps individuals and companies to buy, sell and transfer digital assets using the blockchain. It’s a bit like OpenBazaar, but for the cryptocurrency market.

69
1 year ago

A company that makes a smart doormat, which is to say, a smart door mat that can open and lock itself when you’re at home.

69
1 year ago

Open source platform to help people manage their online identities. The startup is building a system that allows users to see all their different social media profiles, grab profiles in an instant, and add data to them in one click. It’s a digital tool for people who want to manage all their social tools from one place.

69
1 year ago

A bunch of people want to build a better Airbnb. Airy is building an open-sourced platform that helps travelers find and book places to stay on the platform, making it easier and quicker to book a place to stay.

69
2 years ago

This startup is building an open-source, open-access platform for large-scale data pre-processing, making large data sets more readable, usable and beautiful.

68
1 year ago

A new hardware platform for the Internet of Things that lets hardware be built with a common set of APIs. The hardware itself is open source, and the company will work with developers to make the hardware work with other software.

68
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a data analytics platform that can help retailers determine the most profitable locations to open new stores.

68
1 year ago

Tapping into the underutilized expertise of the hotel industry, a startup is building software that helps hotels find and hire the right employees, from housekeeping to front desk to maintenance. The software aggregates online listings from local job sites, and then works with a candidate’s information to determine the best fit for the opening. The startup is also working with the hotel to get the word out about the opening to their customers.

68
1 year ago

This startup wants to offer a new level of convenience to consumers who order groceries online. Founded in 2016, Thirsty is an online grocery delivery service that is opening retail stores in Chicago and San Francisco.

68
2 years ago

 A virtual reality company is building an open-source headset that is compatible with all phones with phones.

67
2 years ago

This startup wants to build a crowdsourced database of job openings for the US military.

67
2 years ago

A startup that wants to use the open API of Google Maps to allow people to make maps of their own.

67
2 years ago

A company building an open-source platform for mobile games with a technology called “user-generated content”. The company is building an online platform for mobile games that allows users to create new content and then use it in other games.

67
3 years ago

Idea: A hardware startup looking to build a “developer’s dream”, a library of easy-to-use and open source hardware tools for electronics prototyping.

66
2 years ago

A free and open-source project that helps you collect and display your favorite images, videos and social posts in a beautiful, easy to navigate interface

66
2 years ago

A “smart recruiting” platform that helps companies find and hire the best employees for their job openings, using data as a guide.

66
1 year ago

A tech company that helps companies improve their use of CRM by building a tool that can help track who is opening emails and how they’re responding to them.

66
1 year ago

A free and open source app that helps you create and manage your own cryptocurrency account.

66
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people open and manage multiple bank accounts from the same device. The business is focused on the unbanked and offers services in the US and India and has seen $500,000 in revenue since it launched at YC Summer.

66
2 years ago

An open source project that offers an infrastructure for building bitcoin-based businesses.

65
2 years ago

An open-source project that aims to bring the ability to program robots to anyone, regardless of coding experience.

65
2 years ago

A tool that helps people open bank accounts in other countries, including Canada, Australia, and Singapore.

64
2 years ago

A hybrid of Yelp and OpenTable that allows you to order from a restaurant, but pay a la carte rather than getting a set meal.

64
2 years ago

A food ordering service built around the idea of an “open kitchen”: diners can order directly from the chef.

64
2 years ago

Opendoor is a software company that wants to become the Amazon of home rentals. The company acts as a broker between homeowners and short-term renters. It’s made several large investments in recent years, including $117 million in new capital in November 2018.

64
2 years ago

The startup is building an open source custom-built hardware for internet of things devices.

64
1 year ago

A company that offers a “portal” for companies to post job openings, allowing companies to post and recruit at the same time — a fledgling market with an estimated $5 billion to $10 billion opportunity.

64
2 years ago

is a startup that’s building a system to help employers decrease the amount of time it takes to fill open positions.

63
2 years ago

A lock and key app that’s as easy to use as a smartphone. You can send someone your unique combination for them to use for the key, then you can use the app to unlock their door, lock it, or open it up with your smartphone.

63
2 years ago

 A “social network for doctors”. OpenMD currently has about 1,000 physicians as patients, with plans to expand to 10,000 by the end of 2019.

63
1 year ago

The startup helps publishers make their ads more effective by allowing them to target consumers by product, location, and lifestyle. The startup is based on a system they built for their own use, and is launching an open beta in February of 2019.

63
1 year ago

They’re building a tool to help companies make decisions about where to open new stores based on a person’s purchasing history.

63
1 year ago

An open-source blockchain protocol for verifying, securing and trading digital identities.

63
2 years ago

OTX is building an open source marketplace for data sources, which it says will save businesses $600 billion in data expenditures.

62
2 years ago

A decentralized open-source marketplace for the distribution of high-quality digital content.

62
2 years ago

An open source app that lets users “natively share their daily life on social media”. It also allows them to create “life progress reports” that they share with friends and family.

62
2 years ago

A mobile payments and loyalty program designed to help small businesses run their businesses more effectively and efficiently. The platform is open to all merchants, not just those in particular industries. It’s currently only in its beta stage.

62
1 year ago

The Y Combinator “demo day” event is a major launchpad for program companies. It takes place in January each year at Y Combinator's offices in Mountain View, with companies pitching their ideas. The event is open to the public and takes place on-site.

62
2 years ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for small business owners to have a storefront presence on the internet. Instead of opening a website the company works with businesses to have a simple storefront integrated into their existing business.

61
2 years ago

A startup that uses machine learning to help companies make better decisions on where to open up new offices.

61
2 years ago

An open API for healthcare providers to connect with each other to create a single network. Hopefully, it will help solve the problems of data silos and the like.

61
1 year ago

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

61
1 year ago

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

61
1 year ago

A startup that helps people manage their email with more efficiency. By tracking which emails you open, which attachments you’ve received, and which links you click on, this tool aims to improve your productivity and help you sort through your inbox.

61
1 year ago

This is a company that aims to build a free, open-source, community-driven framework that makes it easy to build chatbots. The team is looking to build out a bot-building platform that allows you to create your own chatbot with just a couple of clicks and then download the bot as an app.

60
1 year ago

A way to help workers build their own open source software, so they can be more creative and build more interesting things.

60
1 year ago

A company that sells a $50,000 security system made up of a garage door opener, a smart lock and a $49 video camera. The startup’s hardware is intended to let people live in their homes with their pets, and it has a product roadmap that includes a pet-friendly version of its camera

60
1 year ago

A startup for open hardware, allowing businesses to use pre-existing hardware in their own products.

60
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps you find a yoga studio in your area, and then book classes at the studio you want. Yoga studios often have limited space, but the founders say their app can help you find a spot if you don’t want to wait for your favorite studio to open up.

60
2 years ago

This startup wants to replace the fees charged by traditional banks by building a platform that allows people to store money in a secure, open, and transparent manner

59
2 years ago

An open-source platform for building real-time visualizations of big data. The team is built almost entirely with engineers and designers.

59
2 years ago

An ad-free, free-to-use, open source music platform.

59
1 year ago

This web-based software for apartment and home owners to manage their property and rents. They’re now on their fourth site in the US, with plans to open in China and have a presence in Europe by the end of the year.

59
1 year ago

This company is building an open source platform for managing the energy costs of individual buildings, rather than a suite of products for entire buildings.

59
1 year ago

A startup that allows employees to view their team's analytics and financials — without having to open up a company accounts. SSPs provide a single dashboard of the company's performance.

59
1 year ago

An open engine to create and test mobile apps, with the goal of supporting more mobility-focused apps.

59
2 years ago

A web-based platform for managing a fleet of self-driving vehicles, integrating with all the major systems including Waymo, Uber, and Tesla. The startup’s platform is built on the open source OBD2 standard and uses the same kinds of sensors as Tesla's Autopilot.

58
1 year ago

A software-as-a-service solution that helps companies identify potential candidates for their open positions before making a hire.

58
1 year ago

A platform for managing talent and talent acquisition. The startup is working with small businesses to help them fill their open positions for the first time.

58
1 year ago

A free and open-source toolkit for building data visualizations in the browser. Blox aims to help people who want to build infographics, dashboards, and reports but don’t know how.

58
1 year ago

This startup hopes to build an open-source blockchain that can move money across borders faster than current systems.

58
1 year ago

A platform that helps bring open source and open hardware together. They’re focused on the hacker community and makers more broadly.

58
1 year 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.

58
3 years ago

A startup that’s built an open-source, artificial intelligence-powered bot that helps you schedule meetings on Slack. The bot is called Lino and was built by a team of ex-Google and ex-Yahoo engineers.

57
1 year ago

A free, open-source software application that helps people protect and manage their digital assets with a consent-based approach. The tool allows users to provide explicit consent before they let their data be used.

57
1 year ago

Tapping into a market of over 60 million people in India, which has no bank accounts. The startup wants to automate the process of opening a bank account so people don’t have to waste time or money on the process.

57
10 months ago

A platform that helps companies hire up to 100 people with just a two-question survey. The startup uses AI to match candidates to specific job openings, and is currently working on a feature that automatically fills out job applications.

57
2 years ago

An open-source, community-driven distributed ledger system that’s designed to enable companies to cut down on large amounts of paperwork and paperwork fraud.

56
1 year ago

A startup that brings back the “golden age of lounges” by opening up a network of social clubs and bars where people can come and relax, network, connect and have fun.

56
1 year ago

A platform that helps you find the type of office space you want, from private offices to flexible workspaces to open floor plans.

56
1 year ago

As the world’s largest online furniture retailer, Wayfair has open data on over 80 million pieces of furniture products. The startup wants to make it easier to access and analyze this data by making it accessible through APIs.

56
9 months ago

This startup aims to help open source projects find developers by second-hand posting their job listings to the site.

56
1 year ago

A tool that combines a content management system with a CMS-like editor. The tool, which is open source and available at no cost, is aimed at the smaller web builder who wants to build a web site quickly.

55
1 year ago

OpenIDEO is a platform to crowdsourcing ideas providing a place to design and create products, apps and websites.

55
1 year ago

This startup is building an open source platform for young people to learn to code. The startup is based in Mountain View, California.

55
1 year ago

A startup that wants to use machine learning and a “big data set” to help companies figure out where to open new locations. A big focus is on the US, with growth plans to expand internationally.

55
1 year ago

Ini: It's an open source project to make it easy to get data into a data warehouse. It works with Apache Airflow.

55
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help small businesses build their own custom, open-source messaging apps using the Twilio API.

54
1 year ago

A company building a new payment system for creative agencies that lets them open multiple accounts from one bill, and pay from their own savings account.

54
1 year ago

A self-hosted, free, open-source program for health-tracking.

54
1 year ago

A recruitment system for small businesses, allowing them to post job openings, manage employee time, and more.

54
1 year ago

A startup that is building an open source, free, and open source software platform for the Internet of Things.

54
2 years ago

In 2016, the startup began a closed beta for the OpenXO app, which allows users to connect their smart phone to their computer and browse through the phone's storage.

53
2 years ago

A free open source app for family tree research.

53
1 year ago

A map showing what’s open for dinner and drinks.

53
1 year ago

You can now create a garage door in minutes with the help of an app. Your garage door has a camera and connects to your phone via an app. You can use the app to see what’s going on in your garage, and if you get home and find that the door isn’t closed, you can open it from your phone.

53
8 months ago

A platform for sharing, creating, and building virtual spaces and spaceships in VR. The idea is to create an “open source platform” that lets you build VR experiences and games, allowing creators to monetize their work and sell access to their creations.

53
3 years ago

Idea: A tool for posting job openings in the local classifieds section of local newspapers. The startup has been used for over 1,200 job postings and says it has a retention rate of over 90%.

52
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to be the Open Table of the cannabis industry, creating an online directory of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

52
1 year ago

A startup that wants to design and manufacture open source 3D printers for schools and home workshops.

52
1 year ago

 The startup is building a platform to help brands and shops grow, whether that’s pushing sales or opening new locations.

52
3 years ago

Idea: A platform for social media managers to collect data on the best performing content for their social media accounts. They have 3 paying social media managers and 20 open beta users.

50
1 year ago

A B2B company that’s building a platform to help companies identify and manage the best people and content for different jobs in different industries. They work with recruiters and hiring managers to comb through hundreds of candidates and their portfolios and create a single searchable database of the best candidates possible, then present those candidates to companies in real-time as they fill open positions.

50
1 year ago

Opensource ​online financial services platform for SMEs in the UK. No overdraft fees, no credit limits and no minimum balance fees.

50
1 year ago

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

50
1 year ago

A platform for corporate and institutional investors to buy, sell and trade open-end mutual funds. The startup is partnering with Money Management International to create a trade execution platform for brokers and institutional investors.

50
1 year ago

A free, unlimited, ad-free way to publish a blog in a standard HTML format, using an open source blogging platform.

50
1 year ago

A startup that offers an open-source tool to help companies manage their data and find the best ways to use it.

50
6 months ago

 A company that is creating an open source platform for the legal cannabis industry to share information, boost marketing, and reduce the costs of compliance.

50
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies with their open-source contributions, which often involve making the right changes to a codebase.

49
1 year ago

A startup that wants to add “biometric security” to inexpensive smartphone cameras, so the camera can be opened and the phone stolen by an attacker. The startup is working on the technology, which relies on an in-built fingerprint scanner using a touchscreen to unlock the phone.

49
1 year ago

A startup that offers mobile phone repair at its storefronts, with the first location opening in June 2015. The company says that most of its repairs cost $70, but that it can return a phone to a customer for free if it doesn’t work.

49
1 year ago

Self-service catering for restaurants in Europe, developed by the co-founder of OpenTable.

49
1 year ago

The company is building a free and open-source software that allows anyone to create their own decentralized marketplaces. They hope to help fix some of the problems that have plagued other decentralized marketplaces like AirBnB, the most well-known Dapp.

49
10 months ago

A tool to help people look for open gigs

49
3 years ago

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

48
1 year ago

This startup is building a decentralized, open-source content distribution network where people can contribute video and photos from events and then share them throughout social media and the web

48
1 year ago

One of the leaders in the field of natural language processing, Google has recently released a free open-source library to make it easier for developers to get started with building apps that can recognize text.

48
1 year ago

A startup working on a software platform that allows people to open a checking account online, no matter where they live. The startup is working with over 50 banks and credit unions.

48
1 year ago

A tool to help companies and publishers make sense of data they receive from social media platforms, as well as manage their own data. The startup is an open-source toolset that helps users analyze, visualize and transact their data.

48
1 year ago

This startup wants to help homebuilders design and build smart houses, and is building an open-source platform to do so.

48
1 year ago

A product that helps people organize and visualize their finances over a period of time. The startup is building an open-source tool that can help consumers see their expenses over time and also help them prioritize spending to save more money.

47
1 year ago

The startup wants to revolutionize the way programmers can search for and find open source code.

47
1 year 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.

47
2 years ago

A set of open-source tools that allow users to map any website to their own software development stack.

46
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create an open source tool that can make it easier for companies to build data platforms.

46
1 year ago

A virtual assistant that helps a user schedule meetings and find openings in the calendar in a single app.

46
1 year ago

They’re building an “open-source” mechanism for more quickly, securely and reliably sharing medical records within health care organizations.

46
1 year ago

An open-source development platform aimed at helping developers build products for the Internet of Things.

46
1 year ago

A startup that wants to open up a new kind of credit line for small businesses, that doesn’t require a cosigner, and doesn’t have a credit score.

46
3 years ago

Idea: Open source, self-hosted analytics for ecommerce

45
1 year ago

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

45
1 year ago

A startup that provides the ability to set up your own version of OpenTable, so that you can order food from the app, while still paying a set rate.

45
1 year ago

People are more open to trying things like this today, but what’s stopping other companies from building these tools in-house

45
2 years ago

This is an application for the “smart lock market”, and generally aims to automate more of the processes that happen when someone attempts to open the door for a third party.

44
1 year ago

A company that builds open source hardware, selling sensors and actuators to control different systems.

44
2 years ago

A platform that uses machine learning to automate the process of setting up and managing virtual desktops. The startup is currently in private beta, and the founders hope to soon release an open source product.

43
1 year ago

An artificial intelligence-powered software platform that helps businesses make more money by better matching people with openings and making sure they get hired.

43
1 year ago

A startup that aims to improve the experience for users of OpenTable by creating a more private way for restaurants to communicate with guests.

43
9 months ago

An Android app that allows you to see what’s open in your area at any time. The company has said that it has already accrued over 100,000 users.

43
1 year ago

A smart lock that allows your guests to open your door, and allows you to lock it remotely.

42
1 year ago

A company that’s building a “simple, secure, and affordable” system for people to open bank accounts. Their goal is to make it easy for people to open a bank account without having to deal with a third party.

42
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a decentralized network of credit unions in Latin America. It’s a peer-to-peer lending network and payment infrastructure that it says is more financially secure and open than many others.

42
7 months ago

A startup that helps people with disabilities learn how to do everyday tasks, such as switching on lights, opening a door, etc.

42
3 years ago

Idea: The first 100% free, open source code collaboration platform The company has raised $47 million in venture capital and has over 1000 users

41
1 year ago

The first-ever open-source, modular, offline, self-contained, intelligent, self-service, smart, and fast cash deposit machine.

41
5 months ago

An open source project that builds a framework to make it easier to build strong authentication systems.

41
1 year ago

 A platform which allows employers to give employees of their choosing access to their company’s HR information without them having to sign up for a new account. It works with the companies’ existing HR systems, allowing employees to access information about job openings and benefits without having to sign into a new system.

40
1 year ago

OpenMarket is a platform that lets restaurants sell their unused food inventory so they can manage it in bulk.

40
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help banks open lending programs quickly and easily to new small businesses.

40
1 year ago

A student-first, customizable, open-source learning platform that creates custom learning paths for K-12 students.

39
1 year ago

This is a smartwatch for seniors that helps them stay actively engaged in their daily lives. The company currently has an open beta and says it will be available to seniors in the U.S. by the end of 2019.

39
11 months ago

WebGL is an open source framework that lets you render 3D games in the browser.

39
8 months ago

A company that’s building an open source self-driving platform. The platform is designed to be modular, so that it’s easy for developers to build different self-driving solutions around it.

39
1 year ago

An email marketing service that helps businesses communicate with customers without having to open their email inbox. The startup says they have $12,000 in monthly revenue, counting YC as one of its customers.

38
1 year ago

A tool for buyers to find open houses in their neighborhoods, with a focus on “scouting”, or finding houses to look at and potentially buy.

38
1 year ago

A startup building a solution to help patients enroll in healthcare plans and receive coverage before an official open enrollment period starts.

38
1 year ago

Open source customer service software. The startup hopes to change how customer service is done by using a robot to make it easier for companies to manage customer interactions.

38
1 year ago

A platform that opens up the medical field to smart tech companies. The startup aims to build a “data platform that allows companies to make AI decisions based on data they have received from hospitals and clinics.”

37
1 year ago

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

37
3 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace for buying and selling 3D-printed objects. The startup aims to be a marketplace for a new generation of makers, with a platform to bring together designers, engineers, and 3D-printers. They currently have 500 open-ended jobs, and a $1k average order size.

36
1 year ago

A startup building a library of open-source JavaScript that can be used by other frameworks and libraries. The company has the goal of helping other developers get started with React.

36
1 year ago

WebRTC is an open-source project that makes it easy to make peer-to-peer, real-time video and audio communication possible on the web.

36
1 year ago

A startup that creates an open marketplace for people to sell their old items, drive money to their bank account, and start earning rewards.

36
11 months ago

This startup is developing an open-source project to “unlock the Internet for all.”

36
9 months ago

A community of local businesses in NYC that are looking to hire people. There’s a pool of over 200 companies that are available for hiring, with over 200 openings in total.

36
7 months ago

The company behind the popular open source status app, Open Weather Map

36
1 year ago

A device designed to help monitor and manage air quality in hospitals. The startup built an open source design and is currently selling the hardware.

35
8 months ago

An open source project to create a next-generation operating system that’s more secure.

35
9 months ago

Pool.is is a company that has built an app that helps people find open pools in their area. It also provides them with a way to get the pool ready for use, with a “pool ready” rating that tells them if it’s ready for their kids to swim in it. Pool.is’s app is free, and the company’s revenues come from charging for access to pools and equipment, and sales of pool chemicals.

34
5 months ago

An open-sourcing platform for building and managing mobile apps. The company gives developers a way to build native iOS and Android apps without having to learn Objective-C. The startup is backed by 500 Startups and is backed by Y Combinator alum.

34
1 year ago

A startup that’s built an open-source code library for machine learning and data science that’s optimized for Python.

33
11 months ago

"The world’s first global, open-source platform for managing the media in your life through a single source."

33
11 months ago

A software that uses machine learning to analyze customer data for banks and then provides recommendations on where to open a new account.

33
11 months ago

Looking for an open-source, “smart” way to bill customers for things like data usage.

33
8 months ago

A file synchronization system for desktop apps. The startup is building an open source alternative to Dropbox, and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Collaborative Fund.

33
11 months ago

A startup that’s building an open-source API platform for building applications that can communicate with one another.

32
1 year ago

The app helps small businesses open and manage their business bank accounts

31
1 year ago

This is a company that has a mobile app that helps people find parking spots in the city, connecting drivers and drivers with open parking spots. It’s currently in beta, now available in San Francisco.

31
11 months ago

A chat bot that’s designed to help people with their mental health. The startup claims to be the first to provide a mental health chatbot that’s designed to operate in a similar way to a messaging app like WhatsApp. Instead of opening an app, people can text the bot with their symptoms and get a response.

31
11 months ago

An open-source platform that brings together different players in the supply chain process.

30
11 months ago

Instead of a “Google for writers”, the startup instead wants to build a platform that allows writers to get paid for writing on any topic. It’s a platform that lets people get paid for their writing, similar to Blogger.com or OpenIDEO.

30
7 months ago

A decentralized startup that wants to build an “open source, peer-to-peer digital currency”.

29
1 year ago

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

28
9 months ago

A company that helps software companies build and test their mobile apps in a virtual environment. It’s currently in private beta, and the company is looking to raise $250,000 to launch its open beta.

28
5 months ago

A startup that lets people get their passport and proof of residency, and get national ID cards so they can get jobs and open bank accounts without passport photos.

28
11 months ago

A cloud-based platform that helps photographers, interior designers and other creative professionals collaborate in real time. It is a new platform from a company that has been in business for 18 years. Founded in February, it already works with more than 15 top creative professionals in New York City and plans to open for business in the third quarter.

27
11 months ago

This startup wants to build an open-source car that operates without the driver. The goal is to make the car autonomous so you can be productive in the car by doing work while driving.

27
9 months ago

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

27
9 months ago

A cross-platform, open-source command-line tool for writing and running tests against your code.

27
7 months ago

The self-described “biggest and baddest way to scale applications” is a cloud-based platform built on open source technology that helps startups build and manage their apps.

27
1 year ago

A tool that lets people create and manage their own cryptographically secure identity on the Ethereum blockchain. The startup is building an open-source community around the project.

26
11 months ago

Opening a more granular window into the U.S. economy, UCube is a tool that aims to give individuals a better picture of what they’re spending, and how they might save it.

26
11 months ago

In the US, there is a shortage of STEM workers, especially computer science experts. The startup wants to change that by teaching and training students to become computer scientists. The startup's platform is open source, and free for any school or company interested in using it.

26
8 months ago

A platform for freelance designers, allowing them to earn money for their work, like the Google AdSense program. The startup’s co-founder said he’d be open to working with startups.

26
6 months ago

This is an open-source framework for creating custom hardware startups with the help of industry mentors and a state-of-the-art prototyping lab.

26
11 months ago

A way for programmers to build apps that are open-source, with the goal of making collaboration better.

25
11 months ago

OpenShift is building a platform that lets users “build on any server”, so developers and startups can deploy quickly and iterate, without needing to create their own infrastructure.

25
10 months ago

A startup that connects developers who are working on open source projects. The startup aims to help developers get paid for their work, and work with them directly on projects so they can stay on top of development with the best engineers.

25
10 months ago

 A tool that helps marketers find high-value customers in their email lists based on their propensity to buy.

25
8 months ago

A free, open, and flexible platform for building experiences that use data to improve the lives of people around the world.

25
1 year ago

The OpenText of the enterprise management world, this startup is building a platform to help companies manage their entire enterprise in one interface.

24
11 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to access the physical space around them. It’s a company that’s open to people storing their equipment at facilities it manages.

24
11 months ago

A company building an open-source solution for managing digital assets in a secure and auditable manner. The platform includes a digital signing protocol, a digital asset registry, and a secure digital asset management platform.

24
11 months ago

The cofounder of a company called Too Good To Go is opening a new business that delivers groceries and other essentials in reusable boxes.

24
8 months ago

An enterprise app for managing industrial equipment in factories, warehouses, etc. The company is currently focused on B2B customers, although it’s open to B2C.

24
7 months ago

This is an open-source API that allows developers to build and customize a variety of tools to help businesses track their marketing and sales efforts.

24
7 months ago

An open source platform that allows users to build and deploy their own online gaming platform, with an emphasis on online multiplayer.

24
8 months ago

A free and open-source tool that helps users organize their digital collections. This tool helps you find, organize, and review the content in your library, while also providing you with a searchable database.

23
7 months ago

Mission Bank is building an open banking platform that allows small businesses to take a few steps to ensure their bank accounts are fully digitized.

23
3 years ago

Idea: Building an open accounting ecosystem

22
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps people find a parking spot via an app that uses data from local businesses about where they think spots will open up

22
11 months ago

A startup that wants to build “a decentralized, open, and accessible foundation for the future of electronic health records”.

22
11 months ago

A startup that uses AI to help recruiters find high-quality candidates for their job openings. Recruiters use the platform to identify candidates and then the company connects them with the hiring managers.

22
9 months ago

A tool that allows users to import their existing LinkedIn connections, then match them up with an open job in their area. Once the jobs are matched, users can send out a referral to all their connections.

22
9 months ago

A solution to help you find restaurants that are open at 1am with a time-tracking feature.

21
7 months ago

This startup says it’s the first company to “build a serverless, peer-to-peer, high-performance, low-cost, distributed marketplace for data”. That’s a mouthful, but it means the startup is building a marketplace that’s built on open-source protocols that allow it to operate in a way similar to BitTorrent.

21
6 months ago

“The company is developing an open source operating system to bring the benefits of Linux to the mobile space in a form that would be familiar to iOS and Android users. In addition to its core OS function, OS-Core will also provide a development platform that developers can build applications on top of.”

21
10 months ago

This startup wants to help firms take advantage of mobile technology to be more efficient and to open up business to more people.

20
8 months ago

A hardware accelerator that helps startups produce low-cost, open source hardware.

20
8 months ago

This startup provides an open API for app developers to create payment methods for consumers, with a focus on mobile.

20
8 months ago

A digital assistant for home security. FaceIt is a smart camera that can detect when doors and windows are opened and send alerts.

19
5 months ago

A tool for recruiting sales reps for B2B companies. It’s a web/mobile app that allows users to browse and apply for open sales positions, with a toolset to manage new hires and metrics to see performance.

18
11 months ago

 An open source project to “give developers control over what data gets collected by your app”. The startup says it's a privacy solution, but it's also a way to cover your own ass when it comes to collecting user data.

17
7 months ago

A smart garage door opener that is integrated with Nest, allowing the door to open via voice command or with a custom app.

17
7 months ago

A cheap, open source, and hackable version of Google’s Nest thermostat, which serves as a control hub for the internet of things in a home.

17
6 months ago

This “mobile-first, responsive, cloud-based, open source content management system” manages news sites and other content. It also lets people build “apps” by combining various bits of content.

17
3 years ago

Idea: An education platform for coding. With an estimated 1.5 million job openings in the next 5 years, the founders say they’ve got an opportunity to help provide the next generation of developers with

16
7 months ago

A robot-based ATM for banks and other businesses that want to tap into a robot’s ability to perform a number of tasks, like opening doors, guarding vaults, etc.

16
6 months ago

A programming tool for automating tasks in an open-source way.

16
7 months ago

A company that makes it easier for students to get money out of their 529 accounts, allowing parents to open up a safe, secure place for their children to save.

15
7 months ago

An open source platform that helps businesses create a “single source of truth” for their data by consolidating it into a central location.

15
6 months ago

A startup that wants to create a more transparent and open fund to help startups and entrepreneurs raise capital.

15
5 months ago

A company building a platform to build Android apps on top of an open source operating system.

15
6 months ago

This company is building a mobile app that allows users to take photos of the food they’re eating to document their health. The company wants to help people manage the food they eat through a digital diet diary, and has a $1-million seed investment from OpenView Venture Partners.

14
6 months ago

A mobile app that helps you find a restaurant that serves the kind of food you like and then automatically checks into that restaurant using OpenTable so you can get a meal during your trip.

14
3 years ago

Idea: “Software as a service for physical space” The startup’s first product is Lockdown, a system for monitoring the security of physical spaces and notifying users when doors are open or there’s motion on the premises

13
9 months ago

Zabiba is a messenger that has been designed with the Arabic market in mind, and is open source and free.

13
7 months ago

Open Road is a platform enabling investors to invest in startups using the U.S.’s early-stage funding programs. It’s currently working on a platform that will allow investors to invest in U.S. tech startups using the U.K.’s Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), which was announced in November.

13
6 months ago

A free, open-source platform for helping new developers get their first job.

13
5 months ago

This is an open-source platform for data scientists to build on top of. The company is trying to democratize data science by making it easy for anyone to pick up the skills necessary to crunch numbers.

13
5 months ago

 A startup that aims to replace banks with a less-expensive alternative that allows users to open and manage their own bank accounts.

13
6 months ago

An open source project for building a personal chef, launched by Y Combinator in February 2018.

12
6 months ago

Open source, network-enabled home automation system which allows users to control multiple devices using a single app. The company has launched two separate products: One for fans of Hue, Philips and other brands of smart lights, and one for smart home enthusiasts.

12
6 months ago

A tool for building and distributing software, and working in the open source community.

11
5 months ago

 A startup that launched in August 2020 and plans to use AI to democratize online education by having online courses be open for anyone to take, without having to pay a fee.

11
5 months ago

A startup that is building the first-ever open source fitness app. The app will include things like an online store, a fitness tracker, and a mobile app.

11
3 years ago

A software company that provides a platform for companies to fill open positions with contractors. The company says it has $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue, mainly from Android.

10
6 months ago

Open unit is a front-end management platform to help self-storage facilities manage processes and deliver an industry-leading customer experience.

10
6 months ago

OpenX is using AI to provide a better search experience for users

10
7 months ago

OpenLedger is focused on the Russian and Chinese markets, with the goal of getting rid of the major middlemen and offering the most transparent cryptocurrency trading experience in the world.

9
5 months ago

Open-source software for managing the logistics of medical devices. The startup wants to make it easier for medical device manufacturers to track, manage, and report their products.

9
3 years ago

Idea: Find open parking spaces in San Francisco

7
3 years ago

Idea: A platform for booking medical appointments, similar to OpenTable or Uber. Users can book with a doctor inside or outside of the platform, and it will handle the

7
3 years ago

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

4
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easy to integrate blockchain technology into your business They’re building an open-source platform that will allow businesses to easily create decentralized applications, and will provide consulting

2
3 years ago

Idea: Blockchain-based open-source tool for managing car-sharing communities

2
3 years ago

A startup that sells a subscription box to help you get organized You’d open it up and realize that it contains all of the things you need to get your house organized

-1
3 years ago

Idea: An open source platform for managing the supply chain

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A series of low-cost, open-source WiFi routers

-1
3 years ago

Idea: Open-source, decentralized app store

-1
3 years ago

Idea: An open source npm package for writing better React tests

-1
3 years ago

Idea: An open source CSS framework for building accessible, high-performance interfaces

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A tool for creating an “instant button” for a webpage, which lets a user add a button to a site that makes a purchase or opens an account. Also has a free tier for testing your button.

-1
3 years ago

A software platform for helping HR departments with open jobs find the most qualified candidates. They’ve raised $2.2 million.

-1
3 years ago

A startup that aims to be the "Tinder for jobs" by connecting people with job openings to potential candidates

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