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2 years ago

A company that’s building software for restaurants that helps them manage their menus, guest lists and food orders.

2,179
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that uses AI to help restaurants optimize their menus, ensuring that no item is priced too high or too low for the quality that it offers

678
5 months ago

A tool for restaurants to help them create menus and sales and reservations.

517
3 months ago

A place where you can find restaurants, hotels, and attractions (like museums, parks, and hiking trails) in your area.

515
6 months ago

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

413
4 months ago

A restaurant review app that allows customers to leave feedback about their meal directly on the receipt for the wait staff to see.

351
3 months ago

A messaging app that helps people in the UK and Europe communicate with those in the UK, Europe, or the rest of the world.

351
2 years ago

 Grow is building a set of tools for restaurants, enabling them to manage their menus, design their menus, and automate their ordering and delivery processes.

306
7 months ago

This is a startup that wants to bring restaurant table reservations to the web. The startup works with restaurants and offers a way for them to provide table reservations via the web. They’re looking to partner with companies who have a big customer base but have been slow to adopt technology.

292
2 years ago

A startup that lists jobs for students interested in jobs during the summer

285
3 months ago

This company helps restaurants and bars sell their food online by offering delivery and same day pick up options.

262
6 months ago

The company offers a platform where you can order and deliver a meal from a restaurant you’ve never heard of before.

256
1 year ago

A platform for “pay-at-the-table” service restaurants.

227
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find out if a restaurant is halal, or if it’s clean and healthy.

213
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for restaurants to find chefs. It says that 10,000 chefs are searching for jobs online every day.

213
11 months ago

Startup that wants to make it easier for restaurants to better manage their waitstaff, using a real-time scheduling system that will allow managers to see how many customers are waiting.

195
1 year ago

A company that helps restaurants review their food, and give customers ratings, which they hope will help improve online food ordering.

185
1 year ago

A platform that connects hungry customers with nearby restaurants to help them find the closest places to eat.

178
1 year ago

A startup that sends personalized emails to people based on their data, and the content of those emails is based on what the person is interested in.

177
1 year ago

A review platform for restaurants. Users can rate restaurants on their service, experience, and food quality.

176
1 year ago

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

174
4 months ago

A platform that’s like a meal-kit delivery service but for restaurants with a focus on healthy food. It’s a big market that’s hard to crack.

172
2 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants quickly take and sell photos of their food

170
6 months ago

 "We’re a group of people who are interested in learning about the art of conversation"

170
2 years ago

A food delivery service that uses a network of personal chefs to create a personalized meal based on the order. The startup has also launched a restaurant-delivery service that provides delivery 24/7.

166
5 months ago

A startup for travelers to find the best hotels, restaurants and attractions for their trip.

164
10 months ago

This is a product-tracking app for restaurants, allowing them to track all their orders, send notifications to employees, and manage payments. It’s currently only available in the US but has recently secured seed funding.

161
2 years ago

A tool that helps people find specific flights, using data from travel agent websites. It’s a fairly simple concept but it will be interesting to see how they implement it as they try to become the Yelp for flights.

159
1 year ago

A platform that makes it easy for restaurants to streamline the food order process for both customers and their back-of-house staff.

159
1 year ago

A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

155
1 year ago

A startup building a tool that helps companies track and manage their expenses. The startup is working on tracking and managing expenses for restaurants, hotels, and other businesses.

151
1 year ago

Find a bar or restaurant where you’re headed.

149
1 year ago

A platform for restaurants to offer delivery and delivery drivers to order delivery items.

148
2 years ago

A B2B company that provides software solutions to restaurants and bars wherein you can order ahead by text, email, and phone.

144
2 years ago

A food delivery business that uses an app to make a restaurant delivery within 15 minutes.

143
2 years ago

Fetch is a platform for food delivery. Unlike Grubhub, Fetch offers more than just food delivery. The startup is using the same data it collects on its deliveries to help restaurants build better menus and make food-ordering easier.

141
1 year ago

A gift card company that helps restaurants and retailers transfer money between countries.

140
2 years ago

A company that wants to be the “Uber of home security”, letting people pay for home security devices with their credit cards and then let the company handle the rest. The company has raised $10 million in a Series A.

139
1 year ago

A company that helps match people who have the same taste, background, and interests to make it easier to find collaborators, whether it’s for a band or a new home.

139
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find one another based on their interests. It’s a way for people to find new friends and make new connections.

139
1 year ago

A food truck that turns every meal into a voucher, for use at any restaurant. The startup wants to make food more efficient, so that everyone can eat more.

138
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a service that allows users to search for nearby restaurants, bars, and other places to eat or drink, and then book reservations on their phone.

136
1 month ago

A food delivery service that uses data on traffic flow, restaurant proximity, and market demand to make restaurant and delivery orders more efficient.

135
2 years ago

A SaaS-based solution meant to help restaurants manage their “digital kitchen”.

132
2 years ago

A B2B platform that allows restaurants to print their own takeout menus.

132
2 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants and hoteliers use their smartphones to manage reservations and reservations via SMS.

130
2 years ago

A tool that automates some of the manual steps involved in running a company. It’s designed to help companies like restaurants and hotels manage expenses.

130
1 year ago

An aggregator of local content apps for restaurants, retailers, travel, beauty, and more.

128
2 years ago

A "social media for food" that brings restaurants and chefs together to create new menus and recipes.

125
2 years ago

A delivery app that uses Uber, GrubHub and Postmates to dispatch delivery orders from a restaurant menu. This is a B2B app for restaurants to manage their delivery operations

125
2 years ago

A smartphone app that allows employees to find the nearest cash and card-accepting ATM.

125
1 year ago

A platform to connect suppliers to restaurants with the goal of increasing food security in the developing world.

124
2 years ago

A company that manages “affinity communities”, or groups of like-minded people who share a similar interest.

123
1 year ago

This startup is building a new way to work that allows you to quickly create a virtual meeting room for your team (with audio, video, and other features) and then broadcast it to whoever is interested.

123
2 years ago

A platform that allows restaurants to create reservations in real time

121
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people who are interested in learning how to do their own home repairs

120
2 years ago

Aspiring to be a Tinder for food delivery, this startup is building a mobile app that helps users find food from local restaurants.

120
2 years ago

If you’ve been to a restaurant in the United States, chances are you’ve left a tip. But what happens to that tip What if that tip was shared with the next person who dined at the same restaurant Farbric’s app cuts out the middleman, allowing the restaurant to keep more of that cash.

120
1 year ago

A tool for restaurants that allows them to sell their surplus food at lower prices to their customers.

120
1 year ago

Currently focused on the UK, a B2B company that enables people to borrow money from their employer via a payroll deduction. It charges 1% interest for up to 12 months, and the company keeps 2% of the loan amount.

120
1 year ago

The startup is building an on-demand remote delivery service for restaurant takeout and delivery orders.

120
2 years ago

A company that helps restaurants secure contracts with their suppliers.

119
2 years ago

A company that looks to make it easier for people to order delivery from restaurants through their cell phone, using an app.

119
2 years ago

A platform for food safety and quality control, building a “food stamp for restaurants”

119
1 year ago

A new startup that wants to help small businesses and restaurants keep track of their inventory, and the cost of their items.

119
2 years ago

A platform that helps restaurants manage their supply chain and order inventory to keep the stores stocked. The startup was acquired by the parent company of Whole Foods.

118
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses and restaurants list and promote their restaurant on Yelp.

118
2 years ago

A company that’s building search engine tools for search engine optimization for restaurants.

118
2 years ago

A team health and fitness app with a day-by-day view of your schedule, tracking your reps, sets, rest and rest-pause sessions. The app also creates a social network around your workouts, creating a community around shared fitness goals.

118
2 years ago

A social media site for bloggers, with the goal of helping people find the most interesting content and share it with their friends.

118
1 year ago

A startup that does "reverse auction" for restaurant, bar, and retail seats. It charges a fee to the seller for the listing, and pays the buyer a percentage of the sale price.

118
2 years ago

Let’s call this app the “Uber for food”. This is a restaurant-on-demand service that can be triggered via a mobile app.

117
2 years ago

A platform that helps people share and talk about their interests, helping them find new friends and meet new people.

117
2 years ago

A health startup that helps people take care of their teeth. The idea is that you can brush your teeth, or at least do a good job of it, and it will be easier to get a good night’s rest.

116
2 years ago

A platform for sharing, finding, and verifying restaurant ratings, based on the way Yelp operates.

116
2 years ago

A platform that helps restaurants manage their food waste, cutting down on food waste.

116
2 years ago

A startup that works with restaurants to provide them with the tools they need to “self-serve” their customers. The startup wants to make it easier and more profitable for restaurants to provide meal delivery.

116
2 years ago

A platform for restaurant review sites to share data about their users.

115
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find local cafes and restaurants. The startup, based in San Francisco, is pitching its app as a Yelp for food.

115
2 years ago

A platform that helps restaurants provide better service while still being able to spend less on labor.

115
2 years ago

A startup that sells a service that helps people who are visiting a new city find interesting things to do

114
2 years ago

A startup that delivers meals from restaurants to people who are too sick to cook for themselves

114
2 years ago

Amira is helping the restaurant industry automate its back-of-house operations. Amira currently works with a few hundred restaurants.

114
2 years ago

A startup that curates the most interesting content from around the internet for a daily digest.

114
2 years ago

A free mobile app that helps you find things to do in your neighborhood for free, offering nearby events, nearby restaurants, nearby bars, and more.

114
2 years ago

A Facebook Messenger bot that helps you order takeout or delivery without having to call a restaurant.

113
2 years ago

A shortcut to finding new restaurants in a given city

113
2 years ago

Food delivery for restaurant kitchens — the company provides a central platform for kitchens to manage orders, and payment is handled via a proprietary service that only the restaurants can use

113
2 years ago

A platform that helps ad agencies, marketers, and agencies reach people across multiple channels based on their interests, without having to find their personal email addresses.

113
1 year ago

A tool that helps small businesses, specifically those in the restaurant industry, manage and pay all of their in-house expenses, from utilities to payroll. In the US, their core customers are restaurants.

113
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can hire someone to go to restaurants with them and make suggestions about the menu

112
2 years ago

A travel concierge platform that serves travelers who want to visit the same places. It is designed to connect travelers with similar interests and save money by helping them make a booking at the same time.

112
2 years ago

A company that lets you “quickly build out your own restaurant”, with a kit that includes everything you need to get going.

112
2 years ago

An idea that would let anyone be a coder or designer for local versions of the web. Google is interested.

112
2 years ago

A startup for those interested in buying and selling vintage items.

112
2 years ago

This is a company that is teaming up with a local restaurant to help you order food from a menu directly online. The idea is that you can then order a meal to be ready in the same spot that you want to pick it up from.

112
1 year ago

A startup that connects restaurants with home delivery services, so that customers can order food that’s ready when they get it. The startup has already raised $2.4 million in funding.

112
1 year ago

This startup is building an iOS app that helps users find and book events that fit their interests.

112
2 years ago

A company that brings together a community of people with the same interests. Its main community is focused on cooking, but it also had an early-stage fitness community.

111
2 years ago

A “digital marketplace for used books and audiobooks” that allows users to find and buy books in their community of interest.

111
2 years ago

A company that helps restaurants deliver delivery right to customers’ doorsteps. The founders say they have over 200 restaurants, including Shake Shack, that they’re working with

111
2 years ago

A tool for finding your nearest restaurant’s menu items online.

111
2 years ago

It is a platform that helps people find jobs in their area of interest, and also allows employers to post jobs.

111
1 year ago

A new type of restaurant that delivers meals, but instead of ordering food online, you get to pick it up at a store. The app will be available in the next few months.

111
1 year ago

A tool for finding the highest-rated local restaurants, bars, or retail locations.

111
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to order take-out from a local restaurant and pay for it with your phone.

110
2 years ago

A startup that helps businesses manage their membership programs. The startup is currently focusing on the restaurant industry.

110
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people who are interested in buying a home can hire someone to walk through homes that are for sale to tell them if they’re a good fit

109
2 years ago

An online tool for the restaurant industry that enables companies to manage inventory, control orders, and order supplies from a single dashboard.

109
2 years ago

A solution for people who want to sell their belongings but can't because of landlord restrictions.

109
2 years ago

This is a platform for businesses that produce food and drink to manage their inventory. The startup aims to make life easier for food producers, food retailers, and restaurants.

109
2 years ago

A tool that allows you to create and manage your own variety of financial instruments. Think of it as a Pinterest and Facebook for financial funds, with a focus on helping people raise money from friends and family.

109
2 years ago

A simple tool for cafes and restaurants to manage and track the flow of their daily payments, with the ability to see trends and gain insights. The team came up with the idea while working at a local cafe in San Francisco.

109
2 years ago

A smartphone app that helps people find the closest restaurant to them based on their proximity

109
2 years ago

An online food ordering and delivery platform that uses an in-app feature to review restaurants and take reservations.

109
2 years ago

A startup for restaurants that helps them track and manage their food-related costs and inventory.

109
2 years ago

A location-based service that aims to bring the real-time chatter of restaurant reviews to the table. It’s targeting customers with $25 meals or more that don’t have a reservation.

109
2 years ago

A social discovery app that finds and connects people based on their shared interests.

108
2 years ago

The founders of this startup are building a device to help you identify the origin of your food. It can be used to eliminate food fraud, and help the world’s poorest populations.

108
2 years ago

A platform that lets publishers create and sell custom content based on their subscribers’ interests.

108
2 years ago

A system that helps connect people across the world who are interested in doing freelance work, such as writing, editing, and design. The startup was founded in March and is looking to raise seed funding.

108
2 years ago

A company that allows owners of small kiosks, restaurants, cafes, and retail stores to sell their wares via a mobile app.

108
2 years ago

A customer retention platform for restaurants, meant to help restaurants close deals with repeat customers.

108
2 years ago

A startup that makes an app for ordering and picking up food at restaurants

107
2 years ago

A startup that provides tools for people who are interested in starting their own business, but who are overwhelmed by the thought of it

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants to monitor what people are eating in their restaurants

107
2 years ago

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

107
2 years ago

A startup that wants to compete with the likes of Yelp and Uber with a streamlined, all-in-one platform for restaurants and small businesses. It’s a one-stop shop for everything from customer scheduling, to sales and marketing, to communication between staff and owners.

107
2 years ago

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

107
2 years ago

Small but growing business that helps retailers and restaurants get paid faster

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps you find the cheapest places to go in the US (60,000 restaurants, 2,500 hotels, and 2,500 attractions) and then helps you price-compare them. The startup is profitable and has 75,000 users, and is profitable again after a $2 million round in late 2019.

107
2 years ago

This is a tool for helping restaurants manage employees, including payroll and schedules.

107
2 years ago

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

107
1 year ago

A tool for connecting people with a shared interest in a particular topic

107
1 year ago

A tool for restaurant owners and employees that helps them with the everyday tasks of running a restaurant. With the app, you can order takeout, track tips, and review your shift.

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps people find events based on their interests. It currently has about 50,000 users.

106
2 years ago

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

106
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.

106
2 years ago

A startup that allows restaurants to become cashless.

106
2 years ago

 A startup that helps you find your friends in real-time on your phone, and groups them with similar interests.

106
2 years ago

A company that wants to make it easier for people to track their purchases and sales by integrating with apps like Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

106
2 years ago

A startup that allows people to take a selfie and instantly find the nearest photofinisher to have it printed.

106
1 year ago

A platform that lets people make their own videos using their voice, and works with a library of stock images and sound effects. The app is for anyone interested in making their own video clips without knowing how to edit video.

106
2 years ago

A startup that aims to make online payments seamless for millennials and other young people who are not interested in traditional banking It is now part of PayPal

105
2 years ago

This startup is working on a platform that will allow restaurants to track what customers are ordering without the restaurant having to install and manage a server.

105
2 years ago

A customer engagement platform that helps restaurants, banks, and other businesses engage with customers.

105
2 years ago

A micro lending platform that helps small businesses in India access credit. It doesn’t charge interest, but charges a fee for the loans.

105
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make the process of buying a meal much simpler, giving restaurant owners online tools to manage and track reservations and billing.

105
2 years ago

A firm that helps 1,500+ restaurants and other food establishments sell food online in the US

105
1 year ago

The team behind @TOH, a restaurant recommendation app, is building a system to help restaurants track their food waste and find solutions to it.

105
1 year ago

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

105
9 months ago

A supply chain management platform for restaurants and other food-related businesses. Growth is strong and the founders say they’re trying to make a dent in the $8.5 trillion food and beverage industry.

105
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory for people to find local restaurants with vegan options

104
2 years ago

A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

104
2 years ago

From the founders of digital agency All Day I Dream About Food, a platform aimed at helping restaurants and chefs improve food quality and service.

104
2 years ago

A startup that allows restaurant workers to accept tips with their smartphones rather than just their cash registers

104
2 years ago

This is a startup that lets you raise and manage funds for your startup, as well as make personal loans at 0% interest

104
2 years ago

A social network for people interested in mechanical engineering, allowing people to find jobs, learn about new developments, and get connected with engineers and designers.

104
2 years ago

A startup looking to help restaurant workers and their customers manage their time more efficiently, with a dashboard and scheduling software.

104
2 years ago

A company that automates and improves the process for running a restaurant

104
2 years ago

A company that buys the leftover food from the restaurants it serves, packaging and reselling the food for a profit.

104
2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

A new way for restaurants to sell their wares, working with local farmers and restaurants to offer a new way to buy local food.

104
1 year ago

A food delivery service that will deliver “all-natural” meals from a community of home cooks that the company says will be better for the environment than restaurants.

104
9 months ago

A mobile app that connects restaurants with nearby drivers, who can pick up and drop off diners on their way home.

104
2 years ago

Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows restaurants to use their app to take orders for their customers, with the option to customize the meal or package it for individual delivery. It already has 2.4 million users within the UK and a service that is growing more than 100% year-over-year.

103
2 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants reduce costs by automating their point-of-sale systems, so they can focus on other areas of their business.

103
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps restaurants with inventory management. The app’s software syncs with a customer’s phone to check if a product is available and to notify the restaurant of changes in the status of the product.

103
2 years ago

A platform for users to rate their favorite restaurants, and a business for restaurants to use to grow their customer base.

103
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

103
1 year ago

A platform that helps the restaurant industry grow and scale.

103
2 years ago

A restaurant-booking app that pairs with your favorite restaurant so you can just look at the menu and book a table. The company has raised $1.3M to date.

102
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make last-mile delivery more efficient by using GPS on your phone to find the nearest delivery vans. It currently has $10 million in funding and has raised $20 million in total funding.

102
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.

102
2 years ago

A startup that lets you order a batch of custom-made grilled cheese or pizza from 24 different restaurants, and have them delivered to your door. The startup is still in the R&D phase, but hopes to launch the service early next year.

102
2 years ago

A platform that lets restaurant customers rate their experience and recommend nearby businesses. The startup, which has raised $400,000 from investors in three rounds, says they currently cover the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

102
2 years ago

The startup has developed a tool that can print a custom home-pickup menu for nearby restaurants. The startup’s first customer is a chain of Mexican restaurants in the US.

102
2 years ago

A tool that helps you find the best interest rates for your credit card. The startup says they have more than 1,000 users and are growing by 100 users a month. The founders say they’ve raised $1.3 million in funding from angel investors.

102
2 years ago

A startup that helps restaurants track their daily expenses using a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC) and wireless data.

102
2 years ago

A platform for people looking to hire restaurant workers.

102
2 years ago

A mobile point of sale system for restaurants that works with existing POS systems. The startup is seeking to raise $50M.

101
2 years ago

A company that wants to help retailers and restaurant chains build their own online storefronts from scratch. The startup helps with building the critical first step of a business, from creating a landing page to getting the store’s inventory all set up.

101
2 years ago

A company that builds products that help people understand their finances and save money. It saves customers money in the form of lower interest rates and lower cost of credit, and it pays interest on all savings in a person’s bank account.

101
2 years ago

A platform that allows groups to set up private social media accounts and run them as a group. The teams you’re a part of can choose their own rules and restrictions, so it’s a sort of Slack with a self-controlled community.

101
2 years ago

Pinterest’s India team is looking to pivot from a product team into a data science team. They’ve hired two data scientists, who are looking for more.

101
2 years ago

A startup that lets you buy food delivery from your favorite cafes and restaurants from your phone.

101
2 years ago

An online platform that helps people find and connect with others with similar interests (i.e. a Google search for people who like to ride bikes in San Francisco).

101
2 years ago

A startup that offers a platform for building micro-communities online. The company wants to bring the community dynamic of crowdfunding to communities in which people have a shared interest.

101
2 years ago

A clean water startup that wants to help rural areas access their own clean water. The startup currently has a beta version of their product in the Amazon rain forest and plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for their water technology in 2021.

101
2 years ago

A startup that helps customers book restaurant tables, with a check-in and payment feature. It’s the first startup in India working on a restaurant booking app.

101
1 year ago

This startup is selling a B2B service that helps restaurants, drug stores, and grocery stores bring back leftover food from customers.

101
2 years ago

A software-as-a-service provider that allows restaurants to create, manage, and promote their loyalty programs.

100
1 year ago

Very interested to see what comes of this product - the idea is to give you a way to create a smart contract with a shipping company that automatically tracks your package from the time it is picked up to the time it is delivered.

100
1 year 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.

99
2 years ago

A startup that wants to provide a way to share, review, and rate restaurant meals and their service

98
2 years ago

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

98
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.

98
2 years ago

This startup is using the goodness of Twitter to build up a public database of “interesting” places to eat, with a focus on those that are “off the beaten path”.

98
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.

98
1 year ago

A platform for finding chefs that can cook for you, for a fee, across a variety of restaurants. Peers who want to hire a chef post what they’re looking for, and chefs can bid on each request.

98
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.

97
2 years ago

A food delivery app that lets restaurants offer free delivery on orders over $25. It’s testing this in Nashville.

97
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.

97
2 years ago

This startup wants to make it easy to put your favorite photos on a physical slide that can be hung on a wall. It’s like a physical version of Pinterest, but for your own photos.

97
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people track down the best restaurants nearby for whatever occasion they are looking to host.

97
2 years ago

A restaurant delivery app for Miami. The startup helps restaurants deliver food to customers in their homes for pick up.

97
1 year ago

The app makes it easy to find the best nearby restaurants and their reviews, and the business can then make money off the data it collects about online reviews.

97
2 years ago

A startup that sells a subscription service that sends someone to clean your house once a month. The startup is advertising the service on Facebook, reaching a lot of potential customers that have seen its ads and are interested in it.

96
1 year ago

A mobile app that scouts new locations and suggests nearby restaurants.

96
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.

96
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a location-based search engine for restaurants, highlighting the cuisine of a city via an interactive map.

95
2 years ago

A free app that helps users find local restaurants, which uses Yelp data. It’s currently in closed beta.

95
2 years ago

Personalized medicine is a massive area of interest in the healthcare industry. With the help of AI, the startup is trying to create a way for pharmacies to recommend the most effective medications to patients.

95
2 years ago

A platform for developing mobile apps that connects clients with developers. They’re not looking to compete with big agencies, but trying to fill a gap between startups and agencies. They’re currently attracting interest from small businesses with a few employees who are looking for a way to get high-level visibility and technical support to manage the complexity of building apps.

95
1 year ago

A tool that lets restaurants and venues book and manage live performances.

95
1 year ago

A simple online platform to measure and compare ratings, recommendations and reviews for restaurants, bars, spas, salons and more.

95
1 year ago

If interested, please send us an updated resume to [email protected]

95
1 year ago

A delivery platform for restaurants that lets them track the progress of their orders and instantly communicate with customers.

95
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who are visiting a new city know what the best restaurants are to eat at

94
2 years ago

A platform that allows restaurants to automate their delivery processes and create a more consistent delivery experience.

94
2 years ago

A SaaS platform that builds and sells business software. Their most recent product was a payroll software for restaurants, which they’ve sold to multiple chains.

94
2 years ago

A way for companies to increase their B2B sales, the startup wants to use a combination of machine learning to identify inbound leads and then text them to see if they’re interested in a demo.

94
2 years ago

A startup for digital games, where players can earn money for playing games. Currently in beta. What’s interesting is that they’re trying to make it legal to use virtual currencies, which is a relatively new idea.

94
2 years ago

This startup is building a way to automatically build and promote e-newsletters to customers based on their interests.

94
2 years ago

A complete package for in-person recruiting events. When you schedule an event, you can mark candidates’ interests on a map, create a class schedule with break times, and then send that info to candidates in a text message.

93
2 years ago

A startup that helps connect farmers with restaurants and retailers, allowing them to order food on a real-time basis.

93
2 years ago

A platform that enables fans to interact with players and teams to better understand their interests. The startup is currently in a partnership with the NBA; it’s also in a partnership with the A’s to help fans in the Bay Area get better access to the team.

93
2 years ago

A company that wants to use search engine optimization to help restaurants pay less in sales tax. Currently the startup is trying to go through the tax process to prove that it can save restaurants money.

93
1 year ago

A startup that offers data-driven insights into the performance of a restaurant’s kitchen team.

93
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.

92
2 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.”

92
1 year ago

A food delivery app that uses the same home delivery process as Uber Eats and Instacart, but for restaurants. It’s currently in the beginning of a round led by a VC firm that recently invested in Zume Pizza.

92
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps restaurants manage employee tips and keep them straight.

92
1 year ago

Ideabook is a blog that highlights the interesting startups, interesting ideas, and interesting people at Y Combinator.

92
2 years ago

The startup has developed a way to help employers manage their employee recruiting process and streamline subsequent onboarding. The platform allows organizations to put together a recruiter roster, create a template for their job description, and see who’s interested in the job.

91
2 years ago

The startup is looking to help independent restaurants compete with the larger chains. It’s currently in closed beta and is looking for a round of funding.

91
1 year ago

A startup that helps people fill out job applications and offers more accurate insights about what they’re truly interested in.

91
2 years ago

This startup is building a photo-sharing app that helps users organize and share photos. It’s like Pinterest but for local events and places.

90
1 year ago

A company helping small businesses in India, mainly restaurants and food trucks, find more customers through SMS.

90
1 year ago

An online service that allows customers to order the same dish from thousands of restaurants.

90
2 years ago

An API that gives developers access to a database of all the restaurants in a given area, with frequent check-ins and comments, and the ability to customize the menu.

89
2 years ago

A browser-based tool that helps users easily create “quizzes” to test their knowledge of a topic they’re interested in.

89
2 years ago

A B2B platform that helps restaurants manage their food delivery operations. The startup, in operation in San Francisco and New York, has raised $5.6 million to date.

89
2 years ago

A startup focused on getting more people onto their “right-sized” compact cars, with a focus on the East Coast. The startup is focused on targeting Millennials who are interested in driving small cars but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

89
1 year ago

A startup that helps connect the world’s food supply chain, from farmers to factories to distributors and restaurants. It will also offer apps to help track and improve inventory management.

89
1 year ago

A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

89
1 year ago

A startup that aims to create a “digital neighborhood” for those interested in digital security

88
1 year ago

A digital platform for those who operate small businesses (like restaurants, cafes, and beauty salons) to serve as a one-stop shop to track and manage their business. It’s a tool that aggregates all of the paper and online paperwork into a single platform.

88
8 months ago

A startup building a tool to help restaurants, cafes, and bars manage their employees.

88
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build an analytics platform for restaurants, which they claim will allow restaurants to engage in more precise, targeted marketing, and track employee satisfaction.

87
2 years ago

An AI-powered chatbot that helps people find and make reservations at restaurants with the ease of an automated messaging system.

87
1 year ago

Uncover is a program that helps smart, talented people make a living from their interests.

87
2 years ago

A startup that turns the receipt from a restaurant into a QR code. The startup is looking to turn receipts into a way to promote restos and one-off experiences.

86
1 year ago

A startup called Shift is building an algorithmic platform to help restaurants figure out which dishes to prepare to meet the demands of busy days.

86
1 year ago

Company is building a platform to help people find and get along with friends, and help people find people with similar interests.

86
1 year ago

A tool that can be used to create “mini apps” that can be used to run tiny tasks on a business’s phone, like taking a picture with a tablet, or looking up a restaurant’s location.

86
9 months ago

A startup that creates a home WiFi system that automatically connects to the nearest WiFi hotspot.

86
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people who are interested in buying a franchise but want to test out the franchise before buying it

85
2 years ago

A delivery service that gives customers the option to order a dozen or so items from a list of popular restaurants, which will be delivered to the customer’s home or office within an hour.

85
2 years ago

A digital assistant that helps you complete tasks, like finding a restaurant, booking a table, or helping with a reservation. The assistant is currently only available in the US, but the company wants to expand to more countries.

85
2 years ago

The company helps companies automate their social media marketing efforts by providing analysis of their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts. A company can then run these analytics across all their accounts and get a report which shows which content is performing best and which posts are most engaging.

85
1 year ago

A platform that brings together the local food community, including farmers, chefs and restaurants.

85
2 years ago

A booking system for restaurants, with a focus on those in the travel and hospitality industries in the US.

84
2 years ago

A tool that delivers content based on the interests of users. The startup has built a platform where users are able to express their interests, and then receive content that is tailored to their tastes.

84
2 years ago

A team of entrepreneurs is building a platform that helps people with disabilities complete simple tasks, like filling out online forms, paying bills, or making restaurant reservations. The startup has raised $500,000 in seed funding, and is targeting a launch date of mid-October.

84
2 years ago

A company that aims to help marketers adjust their Facebook ads in real time based on the user’s interests. The startup is working with various marketing teams all over the world to build out a proprietary algorithm.

84
1 year ago

A company that helps restaurants see how many people are dining in their restaurants. They are currently working with over 80 restaurants in the UK.

84
1 year ago

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

84
1 year ago

UnionX is a platform that can be used to organize a union or similar group for a group of employees. The startup has seen interest from unions in private companies, like Uber, and recently secured $1 million in seed funding.

84
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier for restaurants to manage their supply chain through a single software tool. The startup is trying to take on the role of the general contractor, managing everything from inventory to ordering to delivery.

84
2 years ago

Foodway is a startup whose goal is to make it easier for people to eat healthy food. It’s building a subscription service that connects restaurants with local food suppliers and curates food for its users.

83
2 years ago

A dating app that serves to connect people with the same interests through a private group. It is a spinoff of the successful PopSurvey, which was acquired by LinkedIn

83
1 year ago

The startup is a service that connects brands with people who are interested in working with them. The startup wants to create a digital marketplace for brands to find the talent to help them.

83
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool for restaurant operators to track their food waste online

83
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurants and other places sell their leftover food for a profit.

83
1 year ago

A digital concierge that helps people find the best options for a variety of services, including the best hair stylist, the best car service, or the best restaurant.

83
1 year ago

A local delivery service for restaurants to deliver lunch to people who are out and about.

83
1 year ago

A company that helps you find the best restaurants in your city

83
9 months ago

A tool for restaurants and bars to manage their supply chain and food inventory.

83
2 years ago

This is an “ATM of the future” where you can quickly find the nearest cash machine and pay with your phone, with the machine having the capacity to be disassembled for easy travel.

82
1 year ago

This is a fully automated dairy company that aims to sell its milk in a box. The startup uses a robot to make the milk, and plans to distribute in 100,000 restaurants.

82
1 year ago

An “Ask-a-Vet” app that directs users to the nearest vet, and is backed by PetMed Express, a pet supply retailer.

82
2 years ago

This startup is building an “app store for white-label content marketing” for companies. It’s called “branded content” and has a lot of the same features as Pinterest’s official app store.

81
1 year ago

A new kind of restaurant reservation platform that works across telephone, mobile, and web. The company says it’s building a “digital concierge” that can quickly answer questions on the fly and will be available in 6 languages.

81
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform to help people take advantage of free food and services. It’s a way to get free food and services from restaurants, or even the government.

81
1 year ago

A startup that lets guests book rooms and restaurants directly on Airbnb, without having to go through the service’s own reservations system.

81
1 year ago

A food delivery service that delivers meals from local restaurants to users' homes

80
6 months ago

A startup that helps restaurants, caterers, and event planners book their events online. The startup wants to make it easier for event planners to get the most booked events.

80
1 year ago

The summer school is for students interested in learning programming and fundamental knowledge in computer science, with the intent of helping them be successful in college.

79
1 year ago

A new company that makes it easy for people to order from their favorite restaurants while they’re away, and have them delivered. It started in 2012 and announced a $1.3 million Series A in 2017. They’re growing fast.

79
1 year ago

A digital platform that allows you to explore and research topics of your interest by browsing and sharing user-created content.

79
1 year ago

The startup wants to make it easier for investors to invest in early stage companies. It wants to make it easier for angel investors to back startups and give them information about startups they’re interested in. The startup wants to put money into startups in a way that’s similar to how a hedge fund would, but also make it possible for retail investors to put money into startups like they would an IPO.

79
2 years ago

One of the key differences between this year’s class and last year’s was the level of public interest in highlighting the work of the companies that were accepted. This year that level was very high, with over 10,000 people visiting the project page. That interest was a major factor in the growth of the class.

78
2 years ago

 A startup focusing on retail space management, with specific knowledge of the restaurant industry. They want to build a system that can help restaurants to manage their space and inventory more efficiently.

78
2 years ago

A company that creates a system for connecting restaurants with service industry workers.

78
1 year ago

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

78
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help restaurants get paid more quickly by having customers pay for their food with Square.

78
1 year ago

A platform for franchised restaurants to provide a dashboard of key performance indicators to their franchisees, which allows them to make better, more informed decisions.

78
1 year ago

A startup for hotels and restaurants to manage their supply chain. The business is run by ex-Googlers.

77
1 year ago

The startup’s pitch is that “we help people save money by visiting restaurants that are good, but not the best.” The app now has 100,000 users in the UK, and its founders say they’ll be able to expand globally if their funding round meets its goal.

77
1 year ago

A tool that helps brands and agencies create social media content that’s “faster, better, and more interesting”.

77
10 months ago

A food delivery app for restaurants that allows them to get their orders out quickly by cutting out the middlemen.

77
1 year ago

A platform for managing the career of a single individual. The company’s goal is to give a platform to employers to manage the career of a single individual. The platform is particularly interesting because it would allow a company to manage the career of a single individual.

76
1 year ago

A competitor to Amazon Echo that brings the Google Assistant to your home. The company is raising $50 million from investors and has drawn interest from Google and Apple.

76
1 year ago

A startup that helps people experience the city of their choice in VR. The startup has already helped a few dozen people experience the Amazon rainforest, and has plans to expand to other cities.

76
1 year ago

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

76
1 year ago

A restaurant that allows customers to order food on their phones. The app is meant to be a more human interface to the kitchen and to reduce wait times at the restaurant.

76
1 year ago

It’s a brand new concept in the world of advertising, using the “perks” of a travel-based credit card to show you ads you’d be interested in on a flight.

75
1 year ago

A platform that helps large restaurants that cater to groups share information about menu items and manage catering orders.

75
1 year ago

A company that’s building a network of food delivery services that can deliver meals at a time when many restaurants are closing at night

75
1 year ago

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

75
1 year ago

A tool that lets software developers build mobile apps without writing code. You’ll create your app design and then the software does the rest.

75
1 year ago

This startup is building a social-based platform where people can share, rate and review restaurant dishes and locations

75
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurants with digital marketing and sales, including analytics, web and social tools, and systems for scheduling.

74
1 year ago

A company that helps restaurants, bars and coffee shops optimize their ordering process. The startup’s platform lets customers search for locations, get delivery options from there, and track orders.

74
1 year ago

A tool for restaurant managers to book their staff, and track their performance.

74
1 year ago

A software company that makes it easier for restaurants to track standard operating procedures and create a standard operating procedure manual. The platform is currently in use by 25% of all restaurants in the US.

74
1 year ago

A mobile app providing users with recommendations on where to eat in their city based on their location. The company says it processes over 20 million restaurant reviews every month.

74
1 year ago

A company that uses algorithms to direct automated phone calls to businesses to help them reach out to prospective customers who have similar interests. The startup offers a “campaign” for as low as $400 for up to two calls per day.

74
1 year ago

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

73
1 year ago

 A community of and for people who don’t like to login to the internet. A social networking site for users who are interested in meeting up offline.

73
1 year ago

A startup that helps consumers track their bills, get alerts when bills are coming due, and pay off them early with interest.

73
1 year ago

A company that wants to help you build a website that’s just like Pinterest, but for your business.

73
1 year ago

A platform for businesses (mostly restaurants) to offer delivery services without having to depend on third parties.

73
1 year ago

A point-of-sale application for restaurants, allowing them to accept payments online and mobile.

73
1 year ago

A platform that connects restaurants and their customers, and allows them to order take-out and delivery from their phones.

73
1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurant workers keep track of multiple job applications and reviews.

73
10 months ago

A payments app that allows you to lend or borrow money in minutes, for under 1% interest. The app is in the process of getting Fintech licenses in the UK, France, and Germany.

73
4 months ago

A company that helps restaurants manage their social media presence with their own digital presence.

73
7 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for consumers to order pickup and delivery from local restaurants and businesses.

72
2 years ago

A platform that allows food service companies to automate sales, customer management, and accounting. The startup is building a system for restaurants to sell to their customers.

71
1 year ago

A solution for restaurants to manage their daily operations, including ordering, inventory, and payroll. The founders say that they currently have over 80 customers, including Chipotle and Starbucks.

71
1 year ago

A tool to help artists find people who would be interested in commissioning work on their own creative projects.

71
1 year ago

This company is building a service for restaurants that will help them manage their money and track the cost of food. The startup aims to keep a more accurate tally of expenses, which will allow restaurants to save money.

70
1 year ago

A food delivery app in the US that is working with a handful of restaurants to get deliveries in under an hour. It has already raised $6M.

70
1 year ago

A startup that helps hotels and restaurants get their online marketing more focused and effective.

70
10 months ago

This startup wants to build a platform where users can order food from their favorite restaurant, have it delivered to their door, and track its progress.

70
10 months ago

A startup building an AI system to track food expenses at restaurants.

70
2 years ago

This is a mobile application that helps people find the nearest bus stop for their commute. It’s more than just a tool to find routes, the app also provides real-time alerts to riders who are nearby, letting them know when the next bus is arriving. Founded in June, the startup has plans to expand to other cities and has run tests in San Francisco and Minneapolis.

69
1 year ago

A startup that helps you find nearby restaurants that offer delivery and online ordering

69
1 year ago

A platform designed to help small businesses with specialized needs, such as farming, travel, or restaurants.

69
1 year ago

A merchant-focused transaction app for restaurants and bars.

68
1 year ago

A new startup helping small businesses like grocers, restaurants, and events get new customers. They say they’ve already generated over $1,000 in revenue from 5 customers.

68
1 year ago

A tool aimed at helping restaurant owners and managers perform their jobs more effectively.

68
1 year ago

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

67
1 year ago

This startup wants to help restaurants and bars with a tool that helps them keep track of their inventory.

67
1 year ago

A “location intelligence platform” that provides insight into the performance of restaurants (sales, etc) across the country.

67
1 year ago

A platform that connects food trucks with nearby restaurants, allowing the food trucks to order supplies from the restaurants.

67
1 year ago

A platform for homeowners looking to sell their homes, allowing them to easily list their properties for sale and hire a virtual agent to show the property to interested buyers.

67
1 year ago

A platform connecting customers with their favorite local restaurants and markets, enabling them to access a wide selection of local products and services.

67
10 months ago

A way to find and pay for items at different restaurants and cafes.

67
1 year ago

This startup is looking to bring the power of location, social, and commerce to micro-businesses like restaurants and flower shops.

66
1 year ago

A visual search engine that curates images for people, similar to Pinterest

66
1 year ago

A health insurance app which allows users to submit their medical claims and payment information with a couple of taps on their phone. The startup is a bit of an interesting case study for the healthcare sector. They launched in March and have over 1,000 customers already. They're profitable for the first time.

66
1 year ago

A platform that helps people with small car loans get lower interest rates

65
1 year ago

 A web and mobile platform for restaurants to manage their orders, with a mobile app that makes it easier to manage all the different parts of a restaurant.

65
1 year ago

A software suite with a native app on iOS and Android. It helps restaurants manage their restaurant operations such as food preparation, ordering, scheduling and ordering.

65
1 year ago

A startup for restaurants that allows them to create menus and send those menus to partners like catering companies and delivery services. The startup wants to help restaurants “monetize” the in-between area of their menu by letting them send a whole menu with price information and order details to partners.

65
9 months ago

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

65
6 months ago

An AI-powered assistant that provides financial advice to users based on their goals, ideas, and personal interests.

65
1 year ago

A platform for consumers and brands to build out ads for their own sites and the company will do the rest. The company claims to have a six-figure monthly run rate, with $100 million in monthly ad revenue. The company says they have 1,000 brands running campaigns on their platform.

64
1 year ago

An iOS app for restaurants to help them grow

64
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for restaurants to manage their staff’s schedules and payments. Redshift is essentially a company payroll app that helps restaurants manage their scheduling and payroll in a scalable way.

64
1 year ago

A platform for serving meals to customers who walk into your restaurant. The startup wants to enable customers to order food from a menu, have it made when they arrive, and pay for it through a mobile app.

64
1 year ago

A tool that uses AI to help you find interesting stories by looking for keywords and phrases.

64
1 year ago

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

64
10 months ago

A handheld scanner that simplifies the process of getting restaurant inspections.

64
1 year ago

A startup that allows businesses, restaurants, and other organizations that have a point of sale system to accept payments with just a swipe of a card.

63
1 year ago

A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

63
1 year ago

A solution for people to get around restrictions on the internet.

62
1 year ago

A payment system for small businesses in the Philippines, with a focus on remittance, based on a user’s location. The startup wants to target merchants with a high volume of transactions but low capacity, such as small shops and restaurants.

62
1 year ago

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

62
1 year ago

This is a way for restaurants to manage their food waste, using a mobile app

62
11 months ago

A platform that helps users find the best restaurants in their town based on ratings, reviews, and menus.

62
11 months ago

A social network for people interested in a subscription box subscription service. Currently focused on a subscription box for wine, with plans to expand to other categories.

62
10 months ago

A startup that wanted to combine the ease of Instacart and the ability to order from local stores on the web. The app lets you order groceries from local stores, but also from a list of your favorite local restaurants.

62
1 year ago

A platform that helps restaurants manage their inventory. The startup allows restaurants to manage their inventory in real-time, ensuring they have enough stock for delivery, and it also gives them insights into when and what to order for delivery. The startup is backed by $4 million from Peloton Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

61
1 year ago

A startup that creates apps for restaurants, choosing to partner with restaurants that have a “local” feel. The startup is currently focusing on the US and UK, but plans to expand to other countries.

61
1 year ago

A platform that helps restaurants manage their back-of-house operations, from food ordering to scheduling and more.

61
1 year ago

A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

61
1 year ago

A dating platform that lets people find love by matching them based on their interests.

61
1 year ago

A digital marketing agency that works with food brands and restaurants.

61
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a “self-serve” payment system for restaurants. It’s a product of the food-tech world, with the goal of streamlining the process of paying for orders.

61
1 year ago

A wearable for the visually impaired, which uses machine learning to convert a video of the world, like a restaurant or a landscape, into an audio guide.

61
10 months ago

This is a service that helps restaurants and stores collaborate with their customers. The startup’s platform helps businesses use the customer data they already have to better serve them.

61
1 year ago

A digital point-of-sale system for restaurants that minimizes friction and drives more sales. The platform uses a credit card reader and is simply hooked up to an existing Wi-Fi network.

60
1 year ago

A company that focuses on customer engagement for retailers and restaurants. It’s currently in beta for 10,000 users, and the founders say they’re looking to expand to markets outside the US.

60
1 year ago

A mission-based social platform for millennials to discover events based on their interests, follow the ones nearby, and make connections with people in their social networks.

59
1 year ago

A messaging system for restaurants that allows hosts to manage reservations, ticket sales, and reservations.

59
1 year ago

A tool built for the hospitality industry that allows them to better manage the labor they have on-hand. The tool can track labor in real-time, and when it’s time to restock the fridge or refill the coffee machine, the software can alert the staff to take action.

59
1 year ago

A software company that helps retailers predict when to restock a product’s shelf. The startup’s software helps retailers forecast demand and restock in a way that fits within their current inventory.

59
1 year ago

What if the internet let you check on your stocks, find a doctor, and pay your bills The company’s app connects users to the information they need, from financial news to local restaurant reviews. The company has raised $6.4 million in funding.

59
9 months ago

A company that connects users with restaurants and bars in their area via a single app. The startup is looking to take on Yelp’s dominance in the food and drink category.

59
2 months ago

A company that helps restaurants and retailers maximize their profits with a payments and marketing platform.

59
1 year ago

A software company that helps companies like restaurant chains track and improve customer loyalty, as well as use the data to segment customers into groups that can be targeted with different marketing.

58
1 year ago

A company that helps restaurants, cafes and other foodservice entities track social media and driver reviews, and use those to increase sales.

58
1 year ago

A startup that’s building the infrastructure for an on-demand delivery system for restaurants.

58
1 year ago

A company that helps brands communicate with their customers in a more personal way. The startup wants to make a “human social media network” that works in a more organic way, where you can reach people with specific interests without the need for any kind of targeting.

58
11 months ago

A startup where people can vote on what they’d like to see on the menu at restaurants.

58
9 months ago

A restaurant-ordering app to make it easy for people to order food at a restaurant without talking to a server.

58
1 year ago

 This is a company that brings the star rating feature used by restaurant critics to hotel reviews.

57
1 year ago

Recruiting software for restaurants.

57
11 months ago

A startup that helps people find and book restaurants and make reservations. It’s already used for over 1,000 reservations.

57
6 months ago

The goal is to build a tool to help people get the most out of their in-home gym equipment. It’s an interesting idea, but it’s also very early on.

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1 year ago

A cloud-based inventory management system for restaurants. The company wants to help restaurants track inventory across the supply chain, and integrate with other systems like POS and bar management software. They’ve already raised $2.5M.

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1 year ago

A company that helps small restaurants and cafeterias provide food for their employees. The co-founders say they have taken on $1 million in orders in their first year.

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10 months ago

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

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8 months ago

A company that helps small businesses (both online and in-person) and entrepreneurs borrow money at a lower interest rate.

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8 months ago

A startup that’s building a $20 million logistics marketplace for restaurants, enabling them to outsource their delivery and inventory management.

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6 months ago

A mobile solution to ensure that restaurant kitchens aren’t overworking staff during busy periods.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps bars, restaurants, and retailers engage customers with digital menus and order-ahead functionality. It’s currently running pilots in Chicago and New York.

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1 year ago

A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

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1 year ago

A startup that allows users to trustlessly review and share their favorite restaurants on a map.

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1 year ago

A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a bot for managing your restaurant’s social media accounts.

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11 months ago

A student loan refinancing startup that promises to reduce interest rates. It just closed a $10 million round, and its founders said they’re targeting 15% of student loan holders.

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9 months ago

A startup that helps restaurants and bars with their POS systems, and provides them with recipes, ordering, and payment integration.

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8 months ago

A startup that helps users find the nearest taco truck in their neighborhood. TacoBizz is a mobile app that helps users find the nearest taco truck near them.

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8 months ago

A startup for on-demand, personalized, restaurant recommendations. The startup plans to launch in the fall of 2019.

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6 months ago

A platform to facilitate peer-to-peer lending, allowing people to lend money to each other and earn higher interest rates than banks

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1 year ago

A credit card for people who don’t want a traditional card. The startup gets merchants to opt-in to their service, and since they don’t have a traditional credit history, they don’t have to pay as high interest rates.

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1 year ago

An underground “mixing” app that uses the concept of the blind date to pair people up based on shared interests and provide a means for them to meet.

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10 months ago

A mobile app that connects you to the best local restaurants based on your search results.

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1 year ago

This company is looking to connect home buyers with people looking to rent out their basements, garages, and spare rooms. The startup has raised $1.6 million, and is interested in getting users to share their spaces with strangers.

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1 year ago

Profile’s founders say it’s like Pinterest, but for the fashion industry.

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1 year ago

A white-labeled tool for restaurants to manage their online ordering. The startup wants to help restaurants build an online ordering feature that integrates with their existing website. The product is built for restaurants, but the company imagines that it will be able to be used by other companies as well.

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1 year ago

A credit card that doesn’t charge interest and is cheaper than a credit card with a small monthly fee.

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1 year ago

A is a startup that allows restaurants to track and monitor customers’ orders, and speed up deliveries.

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7 months ago

Yolt is building a credit card without interest that refunds customers’ purchases if they make a payment within a year of making them. It’s a credit card for the unbanked, but it’s currently only in the United States.

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4 months ago

A wireless, location-based personal assistant that helps you find the nearest coffee shop, store, or restaurant while walking or riding your bike.

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1 year ago

 This is a tool that helps restaurants make better use of their kitchen space. The startup’s product is a kitchen hand-held scanner that helps chefs size up customers to decide what to cook based on their food orders.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps hoteliers and restaurants manage their supply chain. It lets them build their own supply chain management platform for managing their vendors.

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1 year ago

This startup aims to be a “Pinterest for the home”.

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1 year ago

A restaurant search engine that uses Rotten Tomatoes to show the best of the best.

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11 months ago

An expenses app that breaks down a monthly paycheck by category, showing how much to set aside for rent, car payments, and the rest.

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4 months ago

A social app that helps users find restaurants, bars and other local businesses on their phone, with a list organized by category like food and drink or nightlife.

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1 year ago

A web and mobile app for restaurants, allowing them to manage their kitchen operations from anywhere in the world. The startup also works with the restaurant delivery companies Postmates and DoorDash.

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1 year ago

The startup is looking to build a “messaging platform for restaurants” designed to simplify restaurant communication. The platform would allow customers to share photos of their meals with each other, and track the progress of those meals through their restaurants.

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9 months ago

A mobile application which provides the user with information about the location of points of interest and allows the user to consult them by turn.

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1 year ago

A maker of subscription boxes to help customers discover, purchase, and ship products from retailers across the country. Each month, the service helps subscribers pick each month’s “box” based on their interests, which is hand-curated by the company’s team.

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1 year ago

This startup makes a credit card without annual fees or a credit limit. Customers can pay as much or as little as they want each month and never be charged interest or fees.

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10 months ago

Postmates is a food-delivery service similar to UberEats. But Postmates focuses on delivering food from local restaurants rather than order-in restaurants.

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10 months ago

The first NFC app to let users order food directly on their phones, in advance, and pay using just a tap. It’s currently being used in Paris to order ahead at restaurants, hotels, and cafes.

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7 months ago

A credit card for freelancers with a 0% interest rate and a $300 annual fee.

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7 months ago

A mobile app that helps restaurant workers stay in the kitchen, letting them monitor orders, prep, and cook more efficiently.

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7 months ago

A startup building an “Uber for food” app that lets you order delivery from popular restaurants that are rated online by others.

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1 year ago

This company markets what it calls a "virtual assistant" to serve restaurant owners. The software helps manage the workflow of ordering, food prep, and more, allowing cashiers to focus on other tasks. The startup has raised $400,000 in funding to date.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps health care organizations make more effective referrals to specialists. It’s currently being used by a network of 20 hospitals in Boston, with plans to expand to the rest of the US within the next six months.

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1 year ago

A startup for restaurant workers that allows them to pick up shifts from other employees on the app, serving as an alternative to hiring.

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1 year ago

Innovation in the US has become a flashpoint for the rest of the world. From its inception in 2010, the French government has invested in French Tech. In France, startups have received €4.5 billion in funding in recent years, according to INSEAD.

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8 months ago

The founders walked away from their jobs in the technology industry to focus on food, and built a tech app that makes it easier and cheaper for restaurants to source from local farmers.

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6 months ago

A real-time scheduling software for restaurants. It aims to replace the clunky, paper-based scheduling systems that exist today, and allow restaurants to manage wait staff, kitchen schedules and more.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s partnering with local restaurant brands to deliver their food via drone.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps restaurants offer online delivery services. The startup is focused on getting delivery to happen at the right time, with the right food, at the right place.

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1 year ago

A “new kind of community management” for restaurants.

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11 months ago

In this world, your phone knows what song you’re listening to, when you’re at work, when you’re in bed, when you’re in a restaurant, and when you’re in a grocery store. The startup wants to turn that into a single app that can be used to control your music.

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9 months ago

The startup wants to build a prescription-free dispensary network, with doctors and nurses on-call or on site at the dispensaries, and an app to help patients locate the nearest dispensary

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6 months ago

A bot that helps you research and discover interesting things on Twitter.

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5 months ago

 A company that uses AI to help restaurants decide which dishes to sell based on the type of food they have.

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5 months ago

A “virtual assistant” for finding, hiring and managing restaurant staff.

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1 year ago

A platform for advertisers to creatively display ads to users based on their interests.

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10 months ago

A company that makes a way for restaurants to provide a delivery service with minimal cost. With low overhead, they say they can provide delivery service for $0.50 per delivery.

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9 months ago

A startup for consumers to help support and grow the community of restaurants they frequent.

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5 months ago

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

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3 months ago

A mobile app for restaurants to easily manage their wait times and track customer satisfaction.

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1 year ago

A platform for connecting people to their favorite foods, which will help people find new foods they might like. The startup’s developers have been known to check out new restaurants and talk to restaurant workers to understand the space.

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1 year ago

A tool that helps you manage your restaurant right on your phone. The startup is currently doing a seed round with $1 million.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps users find and share the best places to go within their city, then make reservations directly with the restaurant.

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1 year ago

 A company that’s building a new type of social media experience. People can send videos to their friends and have friends vote on which ones they like or dislike, for AI to curate more interesting content.

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1 year ago

A platform that automates the process of doing social media advertising. It uses AI to match ads to consumers based on their interests on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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10 months ago

A startup that makes it easy for restaurants to serve their customers on their smartphones, without having to pay for a server to do it.

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10 months ago

This startup is building a web/mobile platform that delivers personalized news about a person’s interests.

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9 months ago

A startup to help restaurants and restaurants to find customers.

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8 months ago

The idea is that you can share a credit card and an amount, and restaurant will then provide you a receipt for that amount. The company is based in the Bay Area, but has customers in all 50 states.

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6 months ago

A startup that wants to be the Uber of home-sharing. It offers homeowners the ability to list their living space on a platform meant to match interested guests with the right homes in the right locations.

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4 months ago

A startup that helps restaurants outsource their delivery needs, to save money and cut down on delivery time.

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1 year ago

A digital insurance startup that wants to help people find doctors and medicines. The startup is taking on the large insurance companies that they say don’t always have the best interests of their customers in mind.

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1 year ago

A meat delivery service for restaurants. The startup, which has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Khosla Ventures, is working with restaurants and chains to deliver lunch and dinner to customers in San Francisco, New York City, and Boulder, Colorado.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

A simple-to-use tool that helps restaurants with online marketing automate the process of setting up social media accounts and managing them.

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11 months ago

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

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10 months ago

A startup that makes it easy for restaurant managers to automate their workflow, letting them have immediate access to an employee’s schedule and other information.

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10 months ago

A mobile application that lets users connect with local restaurants.

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10 months ago

A global network of local markets, with local farmers who are able to sell their produce directly to consumers. The company’s customers are typically top-tier restaurants and grocery stores.

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