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2 years ago

A tool that helps entrepreneurs write the best pitches possible for angel investors.

2,578
8 months ago

A high-tech restaurant platform that tracks how food is being served and how it is being prepared in real-time.

417
2 years ago

A predictive analytics tool that aims to help companies like Amazon predict what products to re-order and when.

389
4 months ago

A social network for people with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues that helps them find resources and connect with others.

333
1 year ago

A machine-learning based platform that can predict the likelihood of you turning into a customer by looking at your behavior on other sites.

319
2 years ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to help prevent fraud in payments. It’s an API for banks and merchants to check if accounts are being used fraudulently.

287
1 year ago

The company was founded by Ramy El Bannaoui and Chris Curtis, who had previously founded the company in 2007 and sold it in 2011.

263
1 year ago

The startup aims to help people who suffer from depression and anxiety by

255
1 year ago

A chat therapy app for depression and anxiety.

254
1 year ago

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

247
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs. The company is working with the Stars Foundation, which helps invest in startups in developing countries, to create an online platform to help entrepreneurs raise funds.

236
1 year ago

This startup will help prevent people from losing their data due to hardware failure.

205
2 years ago

A startup that aims to help people with severe anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues find the resources they need to get better

195
10 months ago

A community of investors and entrepreneurs in India, seeking to create an online community of investors and entrepreneurs who can help each other.

190
1 year ago

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

184
2 years ago

An AI for fraud prevention for banks.

183
1 year ago

A “global prescription drug purchasing company”, with offices in New York, LA, and London.

183
1 year ago

A women’s networking app that connects women interested in entrepreneurship and investing to other like-minded women.

181
1 year ago

This startup wants to build a new type of credit card for the underbanked, especially in developing countries. It takes the form of a prepaid card and is available in any currency. Given the lack of banking options in many such countries, the startup sees a lot of potential for growth.

180
5 months ago

Startup that wants to use AI and big data to help predict and prevent home fires.

178
1 year ago

A dating app that matches people based on similar musical preferences.

172
1 year ago

Provides employees with a way to share their workplace preferences with their team so they can maximize their efficiency.

167
1 year ago

A team on a mission to build better and more accurate algorithms to predict the future of the US presidency.

165
1 year ago

Social network for entrepreneurs, allowing them to share ideas and get feedback for their business ideas. The startup is free for businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

164
1 year ago

A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

163
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who are preparing for retirement: for example, figuring out how much they need to save, etc

158
2 years ago

A dating app for people who want to have casual sex, focused on avoiding pressure from other users. The app is meant to be a safe place for people who want to do something that’s not going to last.

158
2 years ago

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

156
2 years ago

A tool that predicts the future of hiring using artificial intelligence.

149
2 years ago

A tool for developers that helps them create and manage their own website, on top of WordPress or another CMS.

149
4 months ago

A tool to help entrepreneurs build a custom branded social network.

147
1 year ago

A platform to help companies control and manage their entire supply chain. The company wants to aggregate data on every step in the supply chain, create a comprehensive map of it and manage it all from a single dashboard.

145
1 year ago

A program that trains and supports people to become entrepreneurs. The startup has raised $1.35 million.

144
1 year ago

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

144
2 years ago

A startup that provides software that helps people with their taxes so they don’t have to pay a tax preparer

143
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help companies get a head start on building a social media presence before they launch.

142
1 year ago

The company is building a platform that will allow people to land on a page with a listing of homes for sale, to create a profile, and then receive a personalized email to show homes that match their preferences.

142
1 year ago

This is a startup that aims to help entrepreneurs raise money by turning to friends and family for loans.

142
1 year ago

A new way to evaluate performance, using machine learning to predict whether a team will meet goals before they’re even met.

142
2 years ago

A “social network for entrepreneurs”, not unlike Instagram, but built for professional networking.

141
2 years ago

A small business loan for entrepreneurs, with a focus on women

140
1 year ago

A company that wants to build a system that predicts the future of cities as they grow and change.

140
2 years ago

"The premise of the premise of the premise..."

139
2 years ago

The University of New South Wales presents the Startup Genome annually.

139
2 years ago

This startup wants to help the international diplomatic community solve some of the most pressing problems by building an online platform for them to share their expertise.

139
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps businesses track sales to prevent fraud.

139
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps companies hire entry-level engineers by arming them with a set of pre-screening questions that help them identify potential candidates

137
2 years ago

A social network for women who are searching for a job, created by the company that created the job board Ziprecruiter.

137
2 years ago

A data analytics and visualization tool aimed at people who want to make better marketing decisions for their business. It helps small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs use data to make more informed decisions about marketing and sales.

137
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for making, distributing and monetizing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) games The company says it’s already built over a dozen AR and VR games and is currently monetizing them through app stores, advertising, premium content, and in-app purchases

136
1 year ago

This startup uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to understand the emotions that are being expressed by voice (like “I’m angry”) and determine if this voice is coming from a human or machine.

135
1 year ago

A “Facebook for Real Estate” that combines a platform for real estate agents and sellers to find buyers and sellers with a native advertising platform (similar to Rent.com) that lets companies manage their presence on the site.

135
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people to help them prepare for an interview

134
2 years ago

This startup’s goal is to prevent ad fraud. It uses a combination of machine learning, data mining, and crowdsourcing to help companies like Amazon and Google detect fraudulent activity on their platforms.

134
2 years ago

A company that helps people easily find local, personal tax preparers. It’s a bit like TaxJar, which helps make tax season less painful.

133
2 years ago

This is a game that teaches players about the history of transportation, from the earliest days of the wheel to the present. The game has been played over 100 million times.

132
1 year ago

An AI-powered solution for the construction industry. It’s a predictive maintenance platform that helps maintenance staff fix machines before they break down.

131
2 years ago

A security startup that’s building a platform to automatically detect and prevent fraud in the payments industry.

130
2 years ago

The Startup Genome is a biannual report on the state of entrepreneurship. It is produced by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The report is based on interviews with founders about their businesses, the challenges they face, and their plans for the future. The report is intended to give entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders a comprehensive overview of the startup ecosystem in a particular country, and to help predict trends between countries.

129
2 years ago

A platform that helps music artists with marketing, merchandising, and tour management. They have also launched a new app, PressPlay, that’s a digital music locker.

129
2 years ago

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

129
2 years ago

A web-based company that helps businesses track and manage their expenses. It is company that offers a “price tracking system” in which businesses create a spreadsheet, and then captures all their expenses through the software.

129
2 years ago

In the summer of 2016, the Y Combinator Summer School launched a $100,000 scholarship for students who attend the program. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

128
2 years ago

This is a mobile application that helps entrepreneurs find, vet and manage teams. It was built by Y Combinator’s own team and is a set of tools that help founders navigate the startup ecosystem.

128
2 years ago

This startup is building an AI toolkit for content creators. The idea is to help people be more precise in their work and to help content creators get paid more for it.

128
1 year ago

A solution for female entrepreneurs to generate revenue online without having to deal with the day-to-day work of running a business.

128
2 years ago

See Thru is building a tool to help entrepreneurs get their ideas into market faster.

127
2 years ago

A hardware company building a connected kitchen to help manage and measure food preparation.

127
2 years ago

A company that lets consumers sell pre-owned goods. The company is currently in an early stage of fundraising.

127
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people manage their debt, using a predictive system that helps them know whether they’re spending too much or too little.

127
2 years ago

A startup that provides credit to college students based on their predictive ability of their future grades

126
2 years ago

A health-maintenance company for the elderly, focusing on their social needs. The company’s founder and president, Alejandro Ortiz, said that for many older people, social engagement often goes missing, making it harder for them to stay healthy.

126
1 year ago

This startup helps users of their service keep track of their prescriptions and keep track of their pill tracking. The startup currently has a 10% retention rate, and one customer from Taiwan is paying them $6,500 per month.

126
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.

126
2 years ago

A product that helps e-commerce companies send out quick press releases to media outlets.

125
2 years ago

The startup is building an app that integrates with Nest thermostats to automatically adjust your thermostat based on your schedule and preferences.

125
2 years ago

A startup that helps the millions of people who have a food allergy or are just looking for healthier options prepare meals easily.

125
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform that is able to recognize a set of facial expressions and, in real-time, translate them into emotions. It also translates any other language into emotions. The company promises to keep an eye on emotions in real-time, helping businesses avoid misunderstandings and improve customer service.

124
2 years ago

A startup that lets you do to your social media presence what you do to your personal email: use AI to curate your feed, and personalize it.

123
2 years ago

Startup founders are being more aggressive in the US, with a few companies in the last year getting VCs to fund them at seed or Series A-level, when they may have previously been too early.

123
2 years ago

A chat bot that lets people through meditation than can be used to help people battle depression

123
2 years ago

A startup that provides online freelance services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

123
2 years ago

A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

123
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find and buy homes for $1,000, and is backed by former President Bill Clinton.

123
2 years ago

A platform that aims to help businesses with their growing digital presence in fashion and retail. They currently have 1,000 merchants and $2.5 million in revenue.

123
2 years ago

Note: This list is not comprehensive, and does not include all the companies that applied to YC in 2017.

122
2 years ago

A CRM for retailers that uses machine learning to predict consumer behavior and then recommend what products to sell based on their past purchases

122
2 years ago

 This app helps you manage your Twitter presence by allowing you to post Tweets in bulk with an interface that helps you organize and schedule your posts.

122
2 years ago

A startup that uses machine learning to help prevent check fraud.

122
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies create quick spreadsheets for their different departments

122
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy for developers to build and host websites of their own Think of it like WordPresscom, but for developers

121
2 years ago

This is a startup that’s building a data science team for brands in order to get smarter, more predictive and better at predicting the future of marketing

121
2 years ago

A platform that helps people find apprenticeships, and connect with employers.

121
2 years ago

A platform that helps English language learners practice by presenting them with text in a way that will help them understand.

121
1 year ago

A startup that helps entrepreneurs in San Francisco to get paid faster, and in the process, cuts down on fraud and lost payments.

121
1 year ago

A tool for identifying and preventing fraudulent donations to political campaigns.

121
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can order a box of pre-selected items for their doorstep

120
2 years ago

A startup that people with depression can use to get treatment

120
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people with depression and anxiety get the most out of life, by providing personalized recommendations on how

120
2 years ago

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

120
2 years ago

A “smart” hospital bed that monitors patients and adjusts the temperature in response to their health concerns. It also tracks their movements to prevent falls.

120
1 year ago

A startup building a secure network for physical and digital authentication. The startup wants to help banks and other financial institutions identify and authenticate their customers via their physical presence at a branch or ATM.

120
1 year ago

A platform for online retailers to sell products, primarily on Amazon, Shopify, and AliExpress. The startup wants to provide more of a full platform for e-commerce companies, allowing them to accept payments, manage inventory and payment processing, and integrate with Stripe to get paid.

120
1 year ago

"We're a team of entrepreneurs who formed to create a company that helps the world's most powerful brands get more relevant and influential messages sent their way."

120
1 year ago

A company that builds software to measure and predict the performance of brands

120
2 years ago

A startup that creates a turnkey system to help entrepreneurs get started in the right direction

119
2 years ago

This company is building a way to leverage the 50 million unclaimed American Express rewards cards that are sitting in a dormant state, unclaimed. The company wants to make it easier for companies to manage those rewards cards.

119
2 years ago

Health insurance is so complicated that people often prefer to just pay the tax penalty and ignore it. This startup wants to make health insurance easy, with an automated system encouraging people to enroll and take advantage of the tax savings.

119
2 years ago

A company that predicts how much a customer is willing to spend on a new product and then serves up the product based on that prediction.

119
2 years ago

An IoT startup that uses sensors and algorithms to predict when a vehicle is getting a flat tire, and then alerts the driver.

118
2 years ago

Meetup is a platform for people to meet up in person and interact with each other. It's especially useful for groups that have members spread across different cities or different countries.

118
2 years ago

A startup working on a program to prevent water damage in homes.

118
2 years ago

A new kind of company that uses algorithms and machine learning to predict how well its customers will do in the future. Possible applications include helping companies set up 401k plans that are as good for their employees as they are for the company’s bottom line.

118
2 years ago

A platform to help college students compare programs and prepare for graduation.

118
2 years ago

Wearable sensors that help detect the presence of volatile gases in buildings.

118
2 years ago

A tool designed to bring transparency to the loan origination process, helping to prevent fraud, identify the best loan products, and save lenders money.

118
2 years ago

A company that makes both low-cost and premium products for the fashion industry. The premium products include the T-shirt, the slim-fit denim, and the leather jacket. The company is also manufacturing a line of eyewear, and it recently launched a line of knitwear for women.

118
2 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.

117
2 years ago

Matching job seekers with employers, coupled with goal-setting and coaching, could help reduce the representation of men in the American workforce.

117
2 years ago

This is a startup that helps start-ups and entrepreneurs get funding from family offices and institutions.

117
2 years ago

A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

117
2 years ago

This’s the second time around for the company, which previously launched a version of its product in China in 2017, and lost most of its customers after the Chinese government blocked its service.

117
2 years ago

A self-serve platform for saving money on auto insurance or just comparing rates, which they say is “faster, cheaper, and more comprehensive then any other website”. They currently have $2.5 million in monthly recurring revenue and are looking to launch in Miami and Atlanta.

117
2 years ago

"The world’s first social dating app for underrepresented groups,” which is to say, people of color.

117
2 years ago

A startup that wants to “build a better IDE” for mobile apps, with features like a live preview of changes to code.

116
2 years ago

A startup that wants to get more people to express themselves through GIFs in the hopes that people will create better-looking ones.

116
2 years ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict where companies will be in three years. They’re based in Philadelphia but working with clients around the world.

116
2 years ago

A company that sends workers out to measure sites for a precise fit for solar panels

116
2 years ago

Seed-stage, early-stage, and pre-seed stage seed-stage companies are typically those that are less than 2 years old, and are valued between $500,000 and

116
2 years ago

A platform that helps you make never-ending, premium video content for your YouTube channel. It allows creators to generate content and not worry about the ad revenue.

116
1 year ago

This healthcare startup is creating a web-based platform to help people with chronic pain connect with medical professionals who can prescribe pain medication.

116
2 years ago

A startup for pre-owned tablets.

115
2 years ago

A startup that helps people to buy and sell used cars, which helps save the environment. The entrepreneurs say that they’ve seen a lot of interest in the platform from US car dealerships.

115
2 years ago

The following were selected by our judges in a preliminary round of judging:

115
2 years ago

A startup that helps optimize “predictions and projections” for companies.

115
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to take a quiz to see which of their tastes and preferences are similar to which of their friends’.

115
2 years ago

A company that helps companies build a global presence for their products without having to hire overseas workers

115
2 years ago

A startup for building and selling websites using pre-made templates.

115
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can hire someone to help them with their social media presence (ie post on facebook, tweet, etc)

114
2 years ago

This is a tool for people who want to get paid to write content for others, and it’s built on the WordPress platform. It lets people write blog posts, copywriting articles, or any other type of content for clients.

114
2 years ago

A software-as-a-service platform for banks, designed to provide a consistent and comprehensive experience for users and businesses.

114
2 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.

114
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help employers prevent employee fraud by allowing them to manage their work-from-home policy and budget via a mobile app.

114
2 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

113
2 years ago

A travel booking app that uses AI to create itineraries for users based on their preferences. It launched in early July.

113
2 years ago

A startup that uses AI and machine learning to build financial tools that are better at predicting risk.

113
2 years ago

A way to monitor, measure and prevent “cybercrime”. The startup is currently being used by the United States Department of Defense to fight cybercrime.

113
2 years ago

A smartphone app that helps patients help themselves. The app helps users manage their prescriptions, so they can take medications at the right time, and refill them before they run out. It also serves as a reminder to patients that they’re taking their meds, and will remind them when their prescriptions are about to expire.

113
2 years ago

A group of entrepreneurs who were tasked with building out the Internet of Things for the US government. The team is building a programmable thermostat, which they say will “change the way people live and work”.

113
2 years ago

Online content creation and distribution company that has helped over 250,000 artists and entrepreneurs connect with brands like Nike, Dell, Mercedez-Benz, and Amazon.

113
2 years ago

A digital platform that helps entrepreneurs find investors.

113
2 years ago

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

113
2 years ago

 A data platform that helps detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud on all payments. It works with banks, Venmo, and Western Union.

113
2 years ago

A B2B company building an AI tool for sales organizations to track and predict sales pipelines.

113
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to build their own websites, without it being done through WordPress

113
2 years ago

A startup that aims to bring the transparency of online voting to the world of online retail, where many retailers don’t always do their best to represent their products to their customers.

112
2 years ago

A collaborative digital design tool for creative entrepreneurs.

112
2 years ago

a company that helps customers in Europe manage their money quickly and easily. Its first product will be a prepaid Visa card that can be loaded with cash through a debit card.

112
2 years ago

A company that helps companies book tours and events at museums and galleries. The startup’s founders previously worked at the Louvre, and want to help them grow their business in the UK, US, and Canada.

112
2 years ago

This startup lets employers create employee referral programs and sells the referral fees. The startup’s customers include companies like Wayfair, Zillow, and American Express.

112
2 years ago

A startup that uses the power of past sales information to predict returns on investments, helping investors make better financial decisions.

112
2 years ago

A digital bank account for the Philippines. The startup is currently in pre-launch, and has nearly 200,000 members.

112
1 year ago

 A company that helps companies hire and train in-person apprentices. The company works with a network of companies to match up novices and experienced businesses, creating a system of apprenticeships that lets companies save money and still have their hands on the newest tech.

112
2 years ago

A company that helps connect individuals and families to caregivers, offering them a premium subscription service.

111
2 years ago

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

111
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for businesses to build their own online store. Instead of a lengthy process of building an e-commerce site themselves, the startup will make it easy for a business to buy in to a pre-built site.

111
2 years ago

This startup offers an “unbiased” way to tell which colleges are the best for a student based on his or her preferences. The company uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to compare institutions based on various metrics like peer competition and graduation rates.

111
2 years ago

A startup that lets you create videos and images with text in the background in real-time to create what’s called a "Voxel" — an image with a 3D representation of a text sentence.

111
2 years ago

A podcast network with a focus on “unscripted” storytelling, by people who are not professional journalists. It’s designed to free creative people from the pressure of telling stories they’ve been told to tell.

111
2 years ago

The startup is building a self-learning AI that can help brands predict customer behavior and determine what products to sell.

111
2 years ago

A company that makes systems for detecting and preventing fraudulent transactions and identity theft.

111
1 year ago

A company that aims to help users identify how much they are spending on their utilities each month, and help companies better predict demand.

111
1 year ago

A partnership with a local entrepreneur to help them get their product to market.

111
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people who are getting divorced (I would prefer this to be a service that provides advice on how to get through the divorce)

110
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a predictive analytics platform that analyses video to determine what’s going on in the game. It’s good for fantasy leagues and betting.

110
2 years ago

This startup is a platform that allows shoppers to send gifts to any other shopper with a linked debit or credit card, or even a prepaid card.

110
2 years ago

A startup with a tool that allows beermakers to test their beers without having to brew their own. The startup, which has been around for about four years, says they have 10 customers that are testing its pre-brewed beer.

110
2 years ago

A startup that uses AI to help companies identify and eliminate wasteful expenses by learning from previous transactions.

110
2 years ago

A way to easily build custom apps from Bootstrap, Wordpress, and Drupal templates.

110
2 years ago

 SaaS that helps business owners create a CRM on demand (rather than on premise and using Excel)

110
2 years ago

This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

110
2 years ago

A startup that promises to improve the reliability of your WiFi, by giving you a constant connection to the internet even when you’re in an area with weak signals. The idea is pretty simple — by bouncing a signal off of a cell tower, the startup is able to provide a stronger signal to the device. At the moment, it’s in a sort of alpha stage — the company will be launching a Kickstarter in early 2016 to help fund a smartphone app, which will then be released for the general public.

110
2 years ago

 A team who wants to build a platform for doctors to manage prescriptions and patient records.

110
2 years ago

This is a startup that helps businesses demo their products on the web, using pre-made widgets that look like online store pages.

110
2 years ago

A startup that is building an algorithm that predicts the future of retail.

110
2 years ago

A startup that lets users upload, preview and purchase a pre-made selection of stock photos from thousands of professional photographers and stock photo agencies. Users can save money by purchasing images from photographers at lower than standard rates, and then have them professionally curated by the company.

110
2 years ago

A startup that is building an AI-based system that predicts how a person will perform at a job, based on common traits.

110
2 years ago

A digital platform for managing a team’s social media presence.

110
1 year ago

This startup is building a smart home device that automatically detects and prevents fires. The company is looking to raise $100,000.

110
2 years ago

A startup that helps international entrepreneurs network with each other in their city

109
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people with cleaning up their digital presence For example, helping people close

109
2 years ago

A new form of social networking where users input specific preferences about the people they want to meet, rather than using the usual “like” or “dislike” functions.

109
2 years ago

A health insurance product that allows people to pay monthly premiums for a low deductible, and then cover the rest.

109
2 years ago

A company that wants to fund and manage the creation of new content in the form of online videos or podcasts. It is backed by former CNN president Jonathan Klein and has raised $7 million from investors and is already active in several markets, including the UK.

109
2 years ago

A startup that takes a tax-prep checklist and places it online, so that people can use it to prepare their taxes at any time.

109
2 years ago

A tool to help predict and prevent the spread of malware, malware-related scams, and other malicious software.

109
2 years ago

The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.

109
2 years ago

A company that helps employees with allergies prevent reactions to the things they eat, rather than just dealing with them after a reaction occurs.

109
2 years ago

A startup that helps users record their ideas in the form of a video, which they can then share with others. The app’s goal is to make it easier for people to express themselves.

109
2 years ago

This company wants to teach people how to be a good entrepreneur. The company’s founder is Anand Rajaraman, who ran a business development and strategy practice at Amazon and Google for more than a decade.

109
2 years ago

A mobile-first bank focused on small business owners and entrepreneurs.

109
2 years ago

TechCrunch’s IPOs have been pretty good over the past decade. The 14 most recent IPOs have collectively brought in $2.4 billion as of April 2018, according to research from Pitchbook.

109
2 years ago

A use case-based apprenticeship platform for nurses, health technicians, and other healthcare professionals.

109
2 years ago

A company that allows entrepreneurs to raise money with their credit cards (and pay back later with future earnings).

109
2 years ago

A “Kiva for the world”, allowing investors to crowdfund for loans to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

108
2 years ago

A content management system built on a social media platform, designed for agencies, PR professionals and creative entrepreneurs

108
2 years ago

A web-based P2P lending platform that uses the blockchain to ensure the cashflow of the loan, using AI to predict default rates.

108
2 years ago

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

108
2 years ago

A software company that helps companies build out their marketing automation systems, allowing them to focus on the marketing tasks they know how to do well rather than managing spreadsheets.

108
2 years ago

This startup is building a comprehensive online marketplace for the sale of assets like real estate and cars. The startup is focused on rural markets like India, where the costs of buying and selling homes and commodities is often prohibitively high.

108
2 years ago

The startup’s goal is to help users achieve a more “authentic” online presence. They’re building software that allows users to design their own avatars, choosing from a variety of “personas”, which can be used on other platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks.

108
2 years ago

A company that provides software for doctors to share information about their patients. The software automates the process of these records and allows the doctor to focus on more pressing tasks.

108
2 years ago

A venture for helping people find and book cheap flights on both domestic and international flights. The startup is a spin-off of co-founder and CEO Zachary Mider’s previous startup, which is also focused on domestic flights.

108
2 years ago

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

108
2 years ago

A company founded by a team of Stanford and Berkeley researchers that uses AI to detect and prevent fraud. The software aims to detect when a person is trying to make a credit card purchase in a store and notify the appropriate employees, who can then stop the transaction.

108
1 year ago

A startup that “aims to help entrepreneurs build products that are fit for the mainstream market” with their software as a service platform. They have $4.5 million in funding.

108
2 years ago

A group of publications that allow users to create personalized editions. Previously called “my publisher”, the startup is currently focused on personalizing a magazine subscription.

107
2 years ago

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

107
2 years ago

The list is not all-inclusive, but we've tried to include a representative sample of the many companies, startups, and other organizations in the Philadelphia tech scene.

107
2 years ago

A startup that uses AI and machine learning to help companies predict their customers’ behavior, and to craft customer experiences better suited to those behaviors.

107
2 years ago

This is “a healthcare startup for the world’s largest democracy” – India. It aims to help patients get their prescriptions filled at the lowest prices possible, and is already working with several pharmaceutical companies in India for a $3 million revenue run rate.

107
2 years ago

A company that helps lawyers fight fraud and stop identity theft, as well as help businesses prevent tech support fraud and hacking.

107
2 years ago

A venture-backed accelerator that prepares social-media influencers to launch their own online ventures, helping them manage their social-media buzz and their brand and how they interact with the public.

107
2 years ago

A startup for people who want to start a business, but don’t have the time or resources to actually do it. The app aims to provide education, mentoring, and a place where entrepreneurs can network.

107
2 years ago

Cone.io is a SaaS platform that allows companies to build their own social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

107
1 year ago

 A third-party insurance company that offers $0 monthly premiums to customers who pay in full every month.

107
2 years ago

 A startup that gives people a way to create a mascot to represent their business

106
2 years ago

This startup wants to provide users with a platform to create personalized content across different platforms. The company describes it as a Snapchat for creative expressions.

106
2 years ago

An enterprise application designed to help companies manage the spread of malware and security threats. The startup is built on a platform that provides IT teams with a single view of all of the company’s security threats, allowing them to prioritize and control those threats without wasting time.

106
2 years ago

This company uses algorithms to predict what things you like based on your online browsing history and then matches you with like-minded people for future purchases.

106
2 years ago

A restaurant-like space in a building that lets local entrepreneurs run a curated collection of food businesses — a quick-service restaurant, a coffee shop, an ice cream parlor, a bakery, etc. — in a single location. The space also offers shared office space and has a private chef who can cook for customers.

106
2 years ago

The app uses algorithms to predict the likelihood that a person will commit suicide. It then sends the person a message to remind them to seek help.

106
2 years ago

The Startup Grind podcast is a weekly podcast about entrepreneurship, hosted by founders of SBJ’s own portfolio companies.

106
2 years ago

Trying to arm the elderly with a health monitoring device that allows them to get reminders about medication, blood pressure, and other dangerous health conditions.

106
1 year ago

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

106
2 years ago

A digital health platform for employees that allows them to book medical appointments, track usage, and get feedback from a doctor. The company wants to use machine learning to predict when employees are likely to need care, and to allow for more timely and personalized care, making it more efficient for employers.

105
2 years ago

A virtual assistant that predicts the weather for cities around the world, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, and Mumbai.

105
2 years ago

A travel management system for businesses, which enables them to book travel for clients and manage that travel, including meal preferences.

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps to ensure that you’re not being cheated by local taxi drivers. The startup offers a database of pre-vetted taxi drivers, helping to ensure that you’re taken to the right place, and not taken to a dodgy place.

105
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform for biopharmaceutical companies to build a custom prescription drug formulary, or a list of drugs that doctors are allowed to prescribe to patients.

105
2 years ago

A company that wants to use artificial intelligence to help people grow their Instagram presence.

105
2 years ago

A startup that wants to create an online store that uses artificial intelligence to automatically find and purchase items that match a customer’s taste and preferences.

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps business owners and entrepreneurs set up corporate accounts and work with their bank from anywhere.

105
2 years ago

A credit reporting agency that uses AI to predict a person’s financial risk.

105
2 years ago

A company that helps banks with digital transformation. The startup wants to help banks develop their online presence by making it easier for them to communicate with customers.

105
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people to record a speech or presentation and then have it transcribed

104
2 years ago

A platform that lets you manage your video and social media presence from one place, allowing you to have a single profile across a variety of social networks.

104
2 years ago

A tool that helps companies set up predictive maintenance timers for their equipment.

104
2 years ago

The Tampa Bay, Florida-based startup is building a platform that allows users to search for and access previously stolen goods.

104
2 years ago

An organization for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the New York area. The startup is building a digital community with a curated marketplace for mentors, events, and funding.

104
2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

An iPhone-based app for tracking your health and habits, along with the data from your FitBit. The app averages out your personal data and presents a picture of how healthy you are overall.

104
2 years ago

A way to help fast food restaurants manage the waste they produce in their kitchens and on their premises. For every burger they’re able to cut, the startup is able to feed a human in need.

104
2 years ago

A startup that helps brands create their own social media. The company is building a tool for brands to create a social media presence on other social media networks and manage their presence on them.

103
2 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)

103
2 years ago

People who want to start a company but don’t know how to do so can learn to do it from this startup. They teach entrepreneurs how to raise small amounts of money, how to run a team, and how to keep track of their business.

103
2 years ago

This startup is building a telepresence technology that allows you to virtually work from home.

103
2 years ago

The company is building a tool for makers to test their products, with the goal of making failure less painful and more predictable.

103
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people build websites faster, especially people with little-to-no experience in web development. It wants to help people build websites with WordPress, using AI and machine learning to analyze code and then rebuild the site.

103
2 years ago

A company that provides new business development software to help entrepreneurs and small businesses scale up their businesses.

103
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform that aims to help entrepreneurs pitch their projects on a more intimate level. It’s a tool to help founders speak directly to the crowd without the need for a large team of people. It’s currently in private beta.

103
2 years ago

A startup that helps brands develop an online presence in the Indian market by connecting them with the right media partners to place ads, run sponsored posts, and more.

103
2 years ago

A renewable energy startup that helps entrepreneurs build solar projects. The company says it installed over 2 megawatts last year and has plans to install more this year.

103
2 years ago

A startup that helps people manage their social media presence, making sure they aren’t posting the same content too often.

103
1 year ago

A search engine for ideas and ideas. The startup’s premise is to make sure you find the best ideas, and do it all for free.

103
1 year ago

A company that makes a comprehensive, searchable database of the world’s universities.

103
2 years ago

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

102
2 years ago

This is a “Y Combinator for entrepreneurs”, where people can get feedback and advice from Y Combinator alumni.

102
2 years ago

The company is building a platform that brings restaurant recommendations to digital platforms, allowing users to receive a personalized dining experience that’s tailored to their preferences.

102
2 years ago

A company that helps businesses build their customer base, using an email tool that can send personalized content based on preferences.

102
2 years ago

A program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping.

102
2 years ago

This is a startup that’s building a personalized fitness plan for you based on your fitness goals, and your preferences like what music you like, which music to play, and what kind of food you like. It’s like an Uber for fitness.

102
2 years ago

Builds on the company’s previous product, which allows users to create animated GIFs from their smartphone. Now the team wants to help people automatically make money from their GIFs.

102
2 years ago

 Startup building software for farmers to help them understand weather patterns and predict crop yields. It also plans to create a bank for farmers, and expand into a larger platform for farmers to exchange information.

102
2 years ago

A digital platform that helps medical professionals collaborate and share prescriptions.

102
2 years ago

This startup is looking to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito borne illnesses by manufacturing naturally repellent sunscreen that users can apply to their skin.

102
1 year ago

A company that makes a cloud-based service for small businesses that allows them to collaborate in real-time and access their spreadsheets in the cloud.

102
1 year ago

The company is building an app that uses artificial intelligence to try to predict what you’re going to want based on what you’ve bought before.

102
1 year ago

A tool for editing photos and videos in the cloud, meant both for professionals and for anyone looking to preserve their work.

102
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where you can order healthy meals that are pre-plated and delivered to your house

101
2 years ago

A $1 billion startup that sells customized health insurance plans for startups and entrepreneurs.

101
2 years ago

A startup that makes crockpot meals. Crockpot enables users to pre-order a custom meal from a variety of restaurants and have it delivered. It’s currently in the test phase, and looking to raise a seed round to grow and launch.

101
2 years ago

A company that’s building a “novel” construction management system for construction projects that use “smart data” to predict how expensive a project will be down to the square foot of a building. It’s meant to replace the current method where a project management team manually calculates the costs.

101
2 years ago

A B2B company that helps companies create a network of suppliers and vendors based in other countries to help save their clients money and prevent fraud. The company is launching in the US to manage supply chains in the US, China, and Europe.

101
2 years ago

A software company that uses AI to predict your monthly credit card payments, based on your current spending.

100
2 years ago

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

100
2 years ago

This company uses AI to help companies detect and prevent fraud.

100
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to automate their interactions with Uber. A spin on the existent “Uber for X” category, Upply pulls in Uber data and uses a predictive algorithm to help predict what a user is likely to say in an Uber interaction and then use that to automate the interaction.

100
2 years ago

A startup using machine learning to predict which loans a prospective buyer would default on the most.

100
2 years ago

A platform that helps retailers figure out how to attract more customers through social media. It uses a combination of data and algorithms to predict who will sign up for their credit card, and who will visit their physical store.

100
2 years ago

The startup is building a marketplace for people looking to sell or buy items that have been previously owned by celebrities.

100
2 years ago

A platform that enables big businesses to automate their customer service, using AI and ML to predict customer satisfaction and easy ways to solve customer problems.

100
2 years ago

CEO and co-founder, Josh, is a self-proclaimed "Serial Entrepreneur." He's built startups in the past five years, including a few that were acquired by larger tech companies.

100
2 years ago

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

100
1 year ago

A digital incense burner that allows instant customized incense creations, with options to purchase pre-made incense packs.

100
2 years ago

This app is a replacement for spreadsheets. The app helps users manage every aspect of their finances, including contracts, invoices, and approvals. The startup offers a monthly subscription fee for the software and gives users a free trial period.

99
2 years ago

A digital marketplace for pre-made email newsletters. They say they’re building the email equivalent of Amazon’s marketplace.

99
2 years ago

We also did a deep dive in an article about the class, including a video from the press conference.

99
2 years ago

A product that tracks the digital footprints of their clients (by tracking device signals) and then uses machine learning algorithms to predict what they’re going to do next. They want to use this data to build a digital reputation system for brands.

99
2 years ago

A software platform for creating presentations for meetings and meetings for presentations.

99
2 years ago

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

99
2 years ago

An AI engine that predicts where customers will shop and when they will shop, then puts the right products in the right place at the right time.

99
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps utilities identify and prevent blackouts, utilizing machine learning and satellite imagery to predict when the grid will fail

98
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easier to hire freelance workers through a platform that allows managers to post jobs, and then compare candidates based on credentials, previous work, and social recommendations.

98
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that helps restaurants manage the costs of delivery, predicting when customers will order and then using predictive analytics to ensure food is available when they need it.

98
2 years ago

A new kind of social networking platform that gives users their own personal “safe space” within the network. The site is focused on being a safe place for people to express themselves, and is designed to be a safe space for people of all types, but especially for those who are marginalized.

98
2 years ago

A sales tool for companies with an online presence, allowing them to get email addresses for leads and salespeople.

98
2 years ago

They’re building a credit scoring platform that looks at your credit history, social media presence, and other things to predict your creditworthiness.

98
1 year ago

A company that helps businesses in Latin America build out their online presence.

98
1 year ago

"Idea" is a series of articles that provide a comprehensive overview of the startup scene in a given area. The goal is to highlight the most interesting and unique startups in a given city.

98
1 year ago

The app will allow people to search and buy flights at any time of day, choosing from direct flights, travel agencies, or their preferred airlines.

98
2 years ago

A startup that provides a mobile app for group bookings, with a smart algorithm that learns how guests prefer to travel together.

97
2 years ago

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

97
2 years ago

 A platform for online job listings that helps users find the right job for them. It’s also trying to fight discrimination by allowing users to see what the company’s algorithms predict they’ll be paid before submitting a resume.

97
2 years ago

A startup that enables doctors to treat patients with diabetes by prescribing them low-cost glucose-monitoring devices. The startup is partnered with the American Diabetes Association and has already provided over 10,000 glucose monitoring devices to patients in the US.

97
2 years ago

A startup that helps small business owners manage and grow their business across the internet by allowing them to create a virtual storefront, and tap into the expertise of other entrepreneurs.

97
2 years ago

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

97
2 years ago

An AI-driven (no more than 20 people) enterprise software company that is using “human intelligence” to predict and prevent customer churn.

97
2 years ago

This startup will help people create powerpoint-style presentations with built-in live video.

97
2 years ago

A new product from Zensci that uses AI to predict what customers want.

97
2 years ago

A web-based platform that prevents employees from falling asleep at their desks.

97
1 year ago

A tool to help doctors in the U.S. prescribe digital pills.

97
1 year ago

A small team of developers and designers are building a simple, yet comprehensive, social network for everyone.

97
8 months ago

A privacy-focused cryptocurrency that uses multiple layers of encryption to make transactions hard to trace. The company’s software prevents transactions from being saved to a public ledger.

97
2 years ago

A startup that helps MIT researchers start new companies. It’s a new twist on a classic idea, as the startup connects entrepreneurs with researchers to facilitate their work.

96
2 years ago

In an effort to identify people who are interested in starting a business, the Y Combinator Summer School offers select entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from Y Combinator fellows while also receiving mentorship from Y Combinator partners. Since the school’s launch in 2011, over 400 students from around the world have participated.

96
2 years ago

Pinlighter is an online service for drugstores that gives customers a fast, easy, and personalized way to comparison-shop for prescription drugs. The startup, which has raised $2.3M, was founded in October 2015 and now has more than 1,000 customers in the Chicago area.

96
2 years ago

A company that helps people in the US get discounts, gifts, and discounts on their prescriptions. It’s currently for people with high-deductible insurance plans.

96
2 years ago

A platform for software developers to be able to build and test mobile apps and websites with ease. In a press release, the company said that its technology was “designed to reduce the time and cost of development for mobile applications.”

96
2 years ago

A group of entrepreneurs working to redesign the dating app from the ground up.

96
2 years ago

An “entrepreneur” app that helps you read business books at your own pace.

96
2 years ago

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

95
2 years ago

A web-based platform to make it easy for businesses to grow their social media presence, through tools like a social media management dashboard, a social media scheduling tool, and a social media optimization tool.

95
2 years ago

A virtual assistant that can respond to people in over 70 languages, and who can also be integrated into the Amazon Echo and Google Home products. The team is also developing a smart speaker that can take in natural language input and respond with a preset answer.

95
2 years ago

"Wired" magazine named the list of the "75 Smartest Entrepreneurs in Technology" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the magazine.

95
2 years ago

A tool to help people track their expenses on the web. It’s currently pre-beta, however.

95
2 years ago

A tool that helps you schedule and manage your social media presence.

95
2 years ago

Data is siloed across different departments at a company, preventing anyone from understanding how their company stacks up against the competition. This startup is building a map of various types of data within a company, allowing users to search across multiple data sets at once.

94
2 years ago

A maker of software to help create and organize personas for online marketing. It’s currently available for free, though the founders are looking to go premium.

94
2 years ago

A tool for measuring traffic patterns in real time and making predictions

94
2 years ago

This startup started in the Y Combinator summer 2017 batch and has a goal of “empowering people around the world to express their identities, express their gender, and be accepted for who they are.”

94
2 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.

94
2 years ago

Cored is a healthcare startup looking to use artificial intelligence and data to predict and monitor a patient’s medical outcomes. The company currently has a team of PhDs and uses IBM Watson and Amazon Mechanical Turk to do its work.

94
1 year ago

This startup is building a premium, shared-bikes-for-hire platform in Los Angeles that aims to be an Uber for urban transport. Their bikes will be electric and can be reserved online, on-call 24/7, for one hour or longer.

94
2 years ago

A company that provides sign-language interpreters for the deaf

93
2 years ago

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

93
2 years ago

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

93
2 years ago

A SaaS platform that helps a company “improve its brand by engaging with its customers and creating a more compelling experience for the consumer.” It helps brands create content, establish a presence and grow their customer base.

93
2 years ago

A digital agency helping brands build, build, build their online presence.

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