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3 years ago

This startup aims to help people around the world donate their excess stuff to the needy. The startup helps people donate excess stuff to those in need by finding charities that accept donations.

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3 years ago

A seed round was raised in 2015 to fund development of the company. The company is now looking to expand into India.

535
1 month ago

A company that makes a tiny camera for cell phones that can see around corners and capture 1080p video. The startup says it’s making a better m18, one of the most popular cameras in the world.

484
1 year ago

A social network centered around the idea of “drugs, sex and rock and roll”.

357
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people build a virtual reality experience while they walk around a city. Currently focusing on VR adoption in India.

328
2 years ago

A “self-learning” bot that changes the color of the background of your Facebook profile pic based on your mood.

314
2 years ago

Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

311
1 month ago

A SaaS for small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s founder claims that the platform has saved them around $3 million in annual expenses by facilitating remote access and communication between employees.

262
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help people get money from friends and family. The company uses a paper check system that’s more commonly used in developing countries, and it plans to roll it out in the US, Canada, and Europe. They recently raised $1.5M in a seed round.

257
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people learn how to fix things around the house

247
3 years ago

A startup that helps people who are trying to travel abroad adjust to their new surroundings

244
2 years 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.

238
3 years ago

“An online platform that provides the opportunity to discover and hire top talent from around the world. They are already generating $4 million in annual revenue with a team of 8.”

235
1 month ago

A company that wants to help your friends find you when you’re not around.

232
3 years ago

According to a report by TechCrunch, the San Francisco based coworking space, WeWork, is looking to raise another round of investments at a valuation of $8 billion. WeWork has been growing rapidly, and has been a major success in the US. However, the multi-billion-dollar valuation has not been met by the pace of growth, and many question how sustainable it will be.

229
1 month ago

A parking app for cars that can locate, pay for, and move themselves around.

222
2 years ago

A new way to crowdsource ideas for new products, with the goal of helping fledgling startups get ideas for new products off the ground. The startup is building a platform for companies to crowdsource ideas in exchange for equity.

221
2 years ago

A tool that helps people evaluate their careers in a way that has real-time feedback from their managers. It’s currently used in early rounds at Y Combinator.

220
2 years ago

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

216
1 month ago

 Founded in 2011, with offices in Venice, San Francisco, and New York, Seed&Click is a global online marketplace for art. They offer art and design services from artists around the world. The platform was built specifically for art and design professionals who need a safe, secure and professional environment to advertise their skills to the world.

215
3 years ago

This startup is building an artificial intelligence-based platform for hiring, where customers can create a job description and AI will do the background check, find the best candidate, and schedule an interview.

213
1 year ago

A company that specializes in developing innovative products to help the visually-impaired. The company has developed a range of solutions to help blind users interact with the world around them.

212
2 years ago

A platform that builds communities around a topic through a series of articles.

211
2 years ago

A startup that helps you find a ride share for a trip by using a variety of technology to help you choose a car that’s right for you. The startup has raised $3.5 million in two rounds of funding.

203
2 years ago

Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

199
3 years ago

A software platform that lets brands communicate with marketing departments around the world — making workflows easier and more cost-effective.

194
2 years ago

The startup wants to build a “third-party insurance-for-everyone” platform that offers affordable health insurance. The startup has already built a network that serves around 200,000 people in the US and has raised $3.5 million.

193
1 month ago

Meeple is a startup that uses a micro-lending platform to help small businesses and startups get financing. The startup, which was founded in April, currently has $5,000 in monthly recurring revenue and is looking to raise a seed round.

188
1 year ago

A social network that uses AI to surface the most relevant content around you

182
3 years ago

A group of four-hour-old startups that are still around from Demo Day in June. The goal is to help early stage founders get funding and grow their businesses.

179
2 years ago

allows companies to create online shopfronts for their products, eliminating the need for physical storefronts. It’s growing quickly, and recently closed a $3.8 million series A round.

179
3 years ago

An AI chatbot which answers questions on Quora, a question and answer site. It’s still early days for Quora’s bot, which answers around 1,000 questions a day on topics like “How to study” and “How to organize your life”.

175
1 year ago

This startup is building a “cloud” of data centers around the world, so that the data center closest to the user is the most reliable. It’s similar to Amazon Web Services, but more localized.

175
3 years ago

A “human-powered” startup that helps people to organize tasks and conversations around a particular topic.

174
3 months ago

A startup which assists professional services firms in the recruitment and development of high quality professionals from a wide range of backgrounds.

173
1 year ago

A company that provides hourly workers with technology and training to get their own small business off the ground. Come Up Now has grown from a handful of contracts to 200 employees in the past six months.

172
3 years ago

A mobile application that takes care of all the background tasks of running a business. It allows you to focus on making your business more efficient.

171
1 year ago

A mobile app to help tourists book trips in real time, in a way that’s similar to using a mobile app to book a ride-share or a hotel. The company has a large following of users, and a potential to build a global brand from the ground up.

170
2 years ago

A chat bot that helps people find the best financial services for their needs. The startup has been around for a while, and is still selling its services via a web-based chat-based platform.

168
2 years 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.

168
3 years ago

A startup that makes it cheap and easy to order products from around the world

167
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people plan year-round events and activities with friends, family, and co-workers.

167
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service for people to get their resumes reviewed by someone who has a background in HR

166
3 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.

166
1 year ago

A B2C startup that aims to help users better identify the right tool for a given task. Resolve is a feature-rich, chrome-based extension that can be added to any website. Since Resolve launched, over 100,000 people have installed it, and they’ve already been able to make around $1,000,000 from the app.

166
3 years ago

A digital health startup working with the health insurance industry. They’ve been doing R&D in Canada for a year and have a healthy $1.4 million seed round.

165
2 years ago

A tool to help people find out what’s going on in the world, or what’s happening around them.

163
1 year ago

A tool for helping users of the site to get around the Hindi language barrier.

163
3 years ago

A startup that sells a directory of people who will come out and do odd jobs around your house - like repairing fixtures, painting,

162
3 years ago

A platform that helps recruiters find and screen candidates in cities around the world.

162
3 years ago

A company that makes it easy to capture data around health and wellness.

162
3 years ago

A drone that can follow you around on land and in the air, taking photos and video and providing a 360-degree view of your surroundings.

161
3 years ago

Messenger is a messaging app that makes automated music recommendations to users based on their music library. The company claims that it’s already making millions of dollars in revenue, and that it’s not reliant on ads. It’s making money through subscriptions, which it says is a way to get around the ad-tech competition.

161
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where they install cameras around a house and then people can pay to rent hours of access to the video recordings

160
3 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.

160
3 years ago

A startup that helps people get around their cities by providing to-do lists, and letting them chat with others to help them get around.

160
1 year ago

This startup helps small-business owners, with a small team and a single lawyer, get their businesses off the ground.

160
3 years ago

A tool for working with data in order to understand the real world. For instance, a medical researcher can use it to investigate how much stress the human body can handle, or to understand how people interact with their surroundings.

159
3 years ago

Idea: A mobile application that lets you hire people on-demand to do tasks around the house

158
3 years ago

An educational tool that helps students in the US get certificates from universities around the world. The startup helps students get their credits in real time, with a guarantee that their credits will transfer to the school they’re attending.

158
2 years ago

A company that wants to build software that helps footballers around the world look at the footage of their matches and understand how they could be better.

158
2 years ago

A startup that helps people sell off extra stuff they have lying around, including their own cars.

157
1 year ago

A platform for finding and sharing data sets around sports, with a focus on finding statistical data sets.

157
3 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.

156
3 years ago

A company that helps people around the world make online donations to charities

156
3 years ago

A digital dashboard for people to keep track of their personal and professional goals. The startup is based in San Francisco, and has just closed a $2.5 million round led by former Dropbox executive Adam D’Angelo.

155
3 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.

154
3 years ago

A company that helps businesses sell and market their products on Amazon and their own website. It has 12,000 customers in India, and a team of 30 on the ground in a new office in Mumbai.

154
3 years ago

A tool to help broadcast companies understand how their content is being consumed. The company is currently seeking $5 million in funding, and is looking for a $2 million seed round.

154
3 years ago

An AI-based chatbot that will help investors make better investment decisions. The startup says it is currently in the “soft launch” phase of their $1 million seed round.

153
3 years ago

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

153
2 years ago

A company that makes businesses more efficient and effective by helping them to track, organize and make better decisions around their data.

153
3 years ago

A digital marketplace for selling and buying event tickets. The company is currently in the midst of raising $500,000 in a seed round.

152
3 years ago

A company that tracks and helps shape the conversation around the news and ideas that matter most to you.

152
2 years ago

The company is looking to raise a round of funding that values the company at $1.3 billion. The round is expected to close in February 2019.

152
1 year 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.

152
1 year ago

A platform that connects freelance developers with clients. Customers are able to upload their code snippets, and designers are able to login to review code, set budgets, and see the background of the developer.

152
1 year ago

A government-backed startup that analyzes data from the Boston Police Department’s body cameras and uses those statistics to help police departments across the country innovate their own policies around body cameras.

152
3 years ago

A tool for streaming live video and building community around it. Trying to build a “Netflix for Live Video”.

150
3 years ago

A startup that helps people get their minds around the idea of “a world without cash”

150
2 years ago

This company is building a better way to help people get around crowded cities by providing real-time information on public transit options.

150
1 year ago

A platform to help users find jobs around town and in their niche, which includes a marketplace for hiring.

150
3 years ago

A startup that helps people explore the world around them by allowing them to connect with those who live near them and share their local knowledge

149
3 years ago

A new app that helps fans book flights, hotels, and other travel services from any location around the world.

149
3 years ago

A startup that provides merchants with a secure, spam-free e-commerce platform to sell their products and access marketplaces in the US and around the world.

149
1 year ago

A platform for home cleaning services that intelligently schedules around the user’s schedule and behavior. The startup wants to make the service “seamlessly integrated” into your home and your life.

149
3 years ago

A startup that provides a software-as-a-service tool to help people and businesses in Taiwan get around internet censorship

148
3 years ago

The concept of the accelerator is a young one, with the first accelerator programs emerging in the late 1990s in Silicon Valley and New York. In general, accelerators help startups get off the ground, providing capital, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

148
3 years ago

A software platform that helps small businesses, freelancers, and independent contractors obtain loans and invoice financing. They have a $50,000 seed round with a 4x growth rate since their launch in May 2019.

148
1 year ago

China’s internet giants are increasingly dominating the global digital advertising market. A recent report from Digiday says: “Chinese social media and news platforms have commanded the lion’s share of ad revenue as global digital ad spend in the country has grown at a staggering compound annual growth rate of around 40% over the last five years.” How are these companies making money They’re using the vast audience of consumers on social media for traditional advertising.

148
3 years ago

Idea: A startup for tracking and keeping tabs on the cost of a medical procedure. The idea is to allow patients to shop around for prices, and also to provide a level of transparency that many hospitals don’t have.

147
3 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.

147
3 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.

147
1 year ago

A platform that lets you share the things you love with the people around you, helping you find new contacts and discover new things to love.

147
3 years ago

A platform for event organizers that wants to help them build a new type of event around their brand.

146
3 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.”

146
2 years ago

A new way to sell concert tickets that’s built around a social network. The startup says it’s already signed 10,000 artists and 27,000 performers to its platform.

146
2 years ago

A startup that lets people in the US upload their resumes to a centralized platform, allowing the hiring managers to search for candidates and see their backgrounds.

146
3 years ago

A tool for companies to manage their various customer support departments. The company has been around for a few years and is active in the UK marketplace.

145
3 years ago

A speech recognition app that helps users get around in their home.

145
2 years ago

A company that is building a platform for app developers to build a more active community around their apps. The company hopes to build a platform that brings together developers who have similar apps and allows them to build a community around them.

145
3 years ago

A startup with a $50 million-plus funding round, which makes networking events and events for startups much easier – with a central platform for event organizers and attendees.

144
3 years ago

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

144
2 years ago

Jet.com is a startup that will sell anything from household items to clothes to groceries to a single user, with no membership fees or minimum purchase requirements. It’s been called the Amazon of online shopping that will work on the ground. The company says it has 1.1 million active buyers already, and a $3 billion run rate.

144
3 years ago

A company that makes it cheaper to travel to Europe, the UK, and the US. It’s based in London and is looking to grow with the help of a $250,000 series A round.

143
3 years ago

A startup that helps small-business owners around the world get paid for the work they do — and then get paid again for the work they do on the side.

143
3 years ago

A cloud-based service allowing customers to track their shipments in real-time. The startup says it has already signed up around 500 customers, and has raised $1.6 million in funding.

143
3 years ago

A company that aims to disrupt the transportation of hazardous cargo by using drones to fly through the air and drop off material to the ground.

143
3 years ago

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

142
3 years ago

This company is building a stock market for real estate, which it says is worth $1.4 trillion. The startup says they have $100 million in seed funding from investors like Accel, Greylock, and Andreessen Horowitz, as well as a $50 million Series A round led by Sapphire Ventures.

142
3 years ago

A startup to take the guesswork out of buying tickets to events. It helps consumers find the cheapest ticket and compares deals from around the web, thus making the experience of buying tickets simple and convenient.

142
3 years ago

A team of three has raised $1.4 million from investors including First Round Capital, HLM Ventures, and Mayfield Fund. The company is building an AI-based software platform to help businesses optimize their supply chain operations.

142
3 years ago

A platform for families to connect and communicate with other families around the world.

141
3 years ago

Alluvium is a company that makes artificial intelligence software for image recognition. The founders say it’s better than other tools because it was built from the ground up to work with the way humans think, rather than the way machines work.

141
3 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.

141
1 year ago

A digital escrow service for Bitcoin that built upon a similar service for fiat currencies. The startup says they’ve already signed up 15,000 customers and are working on launching around the world.

141
3 years ago

A consumer-targeted business that allows the user to share and rate products, and build a community around them.

140
3 years ago

A startup building an app that helps companies manage their international workflows. The solution is aimed at companies that have multiple different offices around the world, be they full-time or digital nomads.

140
3 years ago

This startup is building a platform for sharing pictures of food. It’s simple and turns the act of eating into a social activity. It’s a way to get people together around food and helps businesses promote their products in a way that’s both fun and useful.

140
3 years ago

This startup is building a platform for college students to manage their finances. It was built for students at a New York university, but the startup is raising a seed round to expand into more campuses.

139
3 years ago

An algorithmic startup that is a marketplace for job board ads, allowing companies to target their job search to a specific demographic. The company’s founders say they’ve raised $1.6 million in a round led by Greycroft Partners.

139
3 years ago

A subsidiary of Bowery Capital that helps companies raise capital from private investors. Bowery Capital and its parent company Bowery Labs have raised $32M across six rounds of funding.

139
3 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.

139
3 years ago

A startup that makes learning about the world more accessible to people around the world

138
3 years ago

Out of the 70 companies that were selected to join the program, four companies (and 1 alumni) made it to the final round of the Summer 2014 class.

138
3 years ago

A startup that makes it easy to take your own and other people’s photos and build a website around them

137
3 years ago

A startup focused on offering a new way for people to get around. The company is focused on making public transit faster, more reliable, and more accessible, and it wants to do that by buying out bus companies and running them as its own private transportation network.

137
2 years ago

This company is building a platform for global NGOs to better track and respond to the needs of vulnerable people around the world.

137
3 years ago

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

136
3 years ago

A company that manufactures and sells protein shakes. The company is looking to build a community around their protein powders that would help them get customers.

136
3 years ago

A SaaS platform for marketers and businesses to create their own digital ads for Facebook. The startup is in a third round of investment and will launch in the first half of 2020.

136
3 years ago

A digital tool for borrowing money from friends and family for small business purchases. The current model is still simple: the startup is working to launch an app that lets you borrow money in seconds from your friends and family. The company has raised a seed round, and is launching today

136
1 year ago

A platform that takes a person’s social media data and combines it with their location data to identify how people regularly move around. The startup is selling to brands and agencies who want to track and understand how people use their products.

136
3 years ago

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

135
3 years ago

A startup that wants to help programmers collaborate online and on-the-ground.

135
3 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.

135
3 years ago

This is an app for getting around the price and quality problems of a typical cup of coffee.

135
3 years ago

A high-tech startup that wants to use its virtual reality to help people turn their natural surroundings into their classroom.

134
3 years ago

Postmates for the well-to-do is a new startup that’s launching in Chicago in September looking to deliver food and beverage at a higher price point than its delivery competitors. It’s currently testing out its service in the area around Lincoln Park, Chicago.

134
3 years ago

Plans to allow folks to leave their cars at home and get around on public transport in cities

134
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies build customer engagement campaigns around campaigns that are already successfully running, using their data to identify the best campaigns to cross-promote.

134
8 months ago

A test to help people decide which type of vitamin they should take. It’s currently in the seed round.

134
3 years ago

A startup that lets you buy, organize, and sell artwork from artists around the world, with the option of searching for art by artist or subject. ArtGen is based in New York City.

132
3 years ago

A solution for the $4 trillion global oil market where producers don’t have reliable inventories and retailers don’t have a clear picture of demand or low prices. Oil can be stored in underground tanks and is more valuable if it’s in the right place. Oil Tracker aims to connect all the different stakeholders in the oil market.

132
3 years ago

A startup that helps people find and book flights around the world. "We're not trying to be a travel booking site but more a package." The platform lets users see prices and deals from a variety of airlines, which is useful for travelers.

132
3 years ago

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

132
1 year ago

A startup that aims to become a store-front for health insurance that helps you shop around for the best prices, based on which plan is best for you. It’s currently in the beta phase of development.

132
1 year ago

A tool for people who want to make an extra $300,000 a year doing what they love and earn an average of $20,000 a month by teaching others how to do the same. It’s a freelance teaching platform that allows anyone to make money teaching web development, programming, and more for clients around the world. It’s a flexible, scalable option for people who want to reach their personal goals.

132
3 years ago

A B2B company that helps companies manage their insurance policies and costs. The company is currently in the process of raising a new round of funding.

131
3 years ago

A company that makes biodegradable water bottles. The startup wants to build a business around breaking a water bottle back down into its water-carbon components.

131
2 years ago

A “Twitter for books” that surfaces conversations happening around those books.

131
3 years ago

A startup that provides software to help people get their business off the ground

130
3 years ago

A project management and collaboration platform for teams organized around the creation of online content.

130
3 years ago

This startup is looking to help companies find and hire the best team, whether they’re a startup or an established enterprise. The platform is built around identifying and assembling the right people for the job, helping employers quickly find and hire the right employees.

130
2 years ago

A new startup that wants to provide a way for investors to connect with companies in the early stages of development, with a focus on B2B companies. The founder said it has around $24 million in funding so far, and has already worked with companies like TaskRabbit, Instacart, and Stripe.

130
3 years ago

A startup whose product is a service that "lets users create an avatar for their email addresses It then uses that avatar to send email" The startup launched in October 2018 and received a seed round of $17M in February 2019

129
3 years ago

A startup that launched in May, Empowered Launchpad is a marketplace for a variety of services including legal, accounting, and engineering, with the goal of making it easier for startups to get off the ground. They’re already working with 100 companies around the world.

129
3 years ago

The company operates in a similar fashion to Uber, but instead of driving people around, it takes shoppers to retailers. Shoppers use the app to locate stores and their location, then use the app to walk into shops and purchase items.

129
3 years ago

Initially built to help people get around their cities without buying a car, Carpool is now a decentralized ride-sharing app that acts as a matchmaker for people who want to share their vehicles with a stranger.

129
1 year ago

An email marketing tool for small companies that’s been around for over a decade. They now have a product for the B2B segment, too.

129
3 years ago

A startup for connecting freelance designers with clients. There are around 5 million professional designers in the US, and they’re frequently hired through agencies or by the hour. The startup is building a marketplace where designers can post their work, which clients can browse and hire.

128
3 years ago

A financial services platform for small businesses in the UK. It’s currently on a pilot with around 100 businesses.

128
3 years ago

A “digital concierge” that helps users personalize their own homes. Instead of searching around for different products, users can ask their digital concierge to come up with ideas and send them to the user.

128
3 years ago

The company is centered around a new product called the “Activity Tracker”, which is actually a wristband with sensors that measure the wearer’s activity throughout the day. The wristband communicates with a phone that then records the data on the app. The data can then be synced with a HealthKit-enabled app for tracking progress.

127
3 years ago

The idea of this startup is to fill the void that the daily news leaves out. By aggregating and creating content from the hundreds of sources they partner with, they aim to provide a complete picture of the news events happening around the world.

127
3 years ago

A peer-to-peer money transfer service for friends, families, or businesses. The startup plans to fund the business via a $1.5 million seed round, and is building a mobile app to help its members send money internationally.

126
3 years ago

The co-founders of the company Seers are trying to undo the stigma of the “office dog”. They had their first pup, Mitzi, on the playground of Spotify's offices, and the company asked them to bring her to work. Now, she’s a dog who visits office visits from time to time to make sure that everyone is having a good time.

126
3 years ago

The accelerator is based in New York's Brooklyn neighborhood, and was founded in February 2015. It is sponsored by MasterCard, and has attracted companies from around the world, including Colombia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

126
3 years ago

A platform for creating social connections around events, which is currently a popular form of entertainment. The startup wants to help users curate real-world events and build a community around them.

126
2 years ago

A company with an $8 million Series A led by First Round Capital, Techstars, and Citi Ventures

126
3 years ago

A simple mobile money transfer service for the African market. The startup is based in Kenya and is trying to solve a problem that’s been around for decades, but hasn’t gotten a lot of attention.

125
3 years ago

A suburban hacker space, the Haus will provide low-cost hack and maker spaces for people to build “things”. The business, which is also an answer to the trend of “maker spaces” in cities like San Francisco and New York, is built around a single shared space, where members can come to build and learn.

125
3 years ago

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

125
3 years ago

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

125
3 years ago

A platform for selling, buying, and shipping drugs online. The startup is now profitable and has a $2.5 million round of funding.

125
3 years ago

This is a startup that wants to build a system that automatically detects and captures video of police interactions and the surrounding community. The startup recently raised $1.2 million from Digital Ocean’s Venture Fund.

125
3 years ago

A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

125
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a system that lets users find out more about the background of the influencers they follow on social media.

125
3 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.

124
3 years ago

A company that is building an app that helps people find other people to go out and have fun with. They already have a team of over 250 people and raised $50 million in their first funding round.

124
2 years ago

A health insurance company that covers “no-care” expenses for patients with chronic illness. Keeps health premiums low by covering expenses like dental and vision, with a background check.

124
2 years ago

A startup that helps recruiters find candidates with the right experience and background.

124
2 years ago

An HR platform that focuses on employee engagement, and is aimed at small/medium size companies. They plan to announce a $2.5 million seed round in December.

124
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies set up a virtual call center that can field calls around the globe with a single click.

124
3 years ago

A company that powers the chat experience in messaging apps. It allows users to completely customize the appearance and behavior of their chats, especially with respect to things like changing background colors and fonts.

122
2 years ago

A startup tackling the stigmas around mental illness and jobs in the US

122
1 year ago

An Android app that helps users find nearby public toilets, saving them the hassle of having to carry around a separate mobile device.

122
3 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.

121
3 years ago

A system that helps people connect the dots between their physical and digital lives, that helps them understand the world around them. People can use the app to find out if someone has talked about them on social media, see if they’ve visited a particular location, and snap a photo of an item they want to buy and see if they can find it elsewhere.

121
3 years ago

A company that makes business software for small businesses. In February 2017, Infusionsoft closed a Series B funding round led by Greylock Partners that raises the company’s valuation to $200 million.

121
2 years ago

A messaging app that was built from the ground up to be used by people who are hearing impaired.

121
11 months ago

A peer-to-peer car sharing app with an emphasis on safety. It’s also a marketplace for car parts, car sharing, and car repair. The company currently has around 100,000 members and $3M in revenue.

121
3 years ago

A company that builds tools that help organizations manage risks around data.

120
3 years ago

A product that helps businesses scale their operations across the country and around the world.

120
2 years ago

A video sharing app for events and conferences. Following a seed round, it’s been acquired by Live Nation’s Blink.

120
2 years 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.

120
2 years ago

A platform that helps you build an online business around your brand.

120
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create a social messaging tool that integrates with Facebook. The business is built around answering questions with a dropdown menu of pre-approved answers.

120
1 year ago

A tool for workers and investors to manage their stock portfolios, backed by a $1.7 million seed round. The startup is launching a service to help employees manage their portfolios from the workplace, so they don’t have to worry about tracking it themselves.

120
3 years ago

A company that aims to help folks in remote areas join the internet via satellite. It uses a combination of an on-the-ground antenna, GPS location and signal strength, and mobile coverage to triangulate a tower near the user and then send them a tiny satellite modem.

119
3 years ago

A ride-hailing app that combines peer-to-peer carpooling with the convenience of Uber. The startup wants to build a system that lets people get around for less money while reducing traffic and pollution.

119
3 years ago

A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

119
3 years ago

Focuses on the logistics of retail and automates the process of moving inventory around the supply chain. The company has built a platform to allow retailers to upload their inventory, manage their orders, and manage their employees’ time.

119
4 months ago

A platform that connects customers with flight attendants and pilots and helps them book flights and arrange ground transport.

119
1 month ago

Foodie gadget maker Atlas has a problem with getting product to customers in time for the holidays, and it wants to use drones to get around that problem.

119
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a unique product for the retail industry, an online marketplace for bringing in contractors to remodel your home or help you get around town.

118
2 years ago

A platform for identifying “problems” with your photos. The company has built an algorithm that identifies things like “your face looks too small” or “your background looks weird in this photo”.

118
3 years ago

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

117
2 years ago

Nextbit wants to deliver Android in a way that lets you take your phone with you everywhere. It cuts down on background apps and syncs only the apps that you want to use with your phone. Available on Android and iOS.

117
2 years ago

A mobile platform that helps users find nearby parking via mobile device. The startup is building the technology from ground up, with a new API that can be used by parking lot owners and app developers to get parking data.

117
1 year ago

A platform for small businesses to create a custom email address for their customers. A customer can choose from a range of options, including custom logos, backgrounds, and colors.

117
1 month ago

A platform for people to build social media-like communities around their friends.

117
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help doctors and nurses make the best decisions about patient health. The company has raised $1.5 million A round of funding and plans to do its first trial in Texas.

116
3 years ago

A search engine focused on finding the most relevant articles about a particular topic. The startup is building the search around data from more than 190 million sources across the web. It was recently featured on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

115
2 years ago

First Round Capital is one of the earliest and most successful seed stage investors, having backed over 100 companies in the past 15 years.

115
2 years ago

A seed-stage medical tech startup focused on helping patients undergoing surgery and managing their pain through a smartphone app. The founders say they’ve been featured on 60 Minutes, and have raised a $1 million seed round

115
2 years ago

A payment platform that allows users to make payments without constantly having to pull out their phones. It’s meant to allow payments to happen in the background and utilize location data to make sure the person paying the bill can’t pay it twice.

115
1 year ago

a platform that helps small businesses find, plan and manage their insurance needs. The startup already has around 1,000 members in NYC.

115
2 years ago

 A company that aims to bring remote tech support to the UK. It’s currently in the midst of an $8.5M seed round led by Union Square Ventures.

114
2 years ago

A self-driven car service for people who want to be driven around

114
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help companies around the world use robots to move goods from warehouses to retail stores.

114
1 year ago

A video platform with a focus on user-generated content from around the world.

114
2 years ago

An ad network that focuses on under-served demographics, focusing on users who are under 18 and worth around $600 to advertisers.

113
3 years ago

The startup is building a system that will allow companies to use the power of artificial intelligence to detect fraud. The company is currently in private beta and just closed a $1.2 million seed round, led by Nautilus Ventures.

111
3 years ago

A tool for data wrangling for the human sciences. It’s designed for students and professors (and not just for those in computer science,) and is looking to build a community around the product.

111
2 years ago

This is a tool meant to help employees get better at their jobs with an emphasis on self-improvement. They have a free trial and have raised $4.6m in a seed round.

111
2 years ago

The startup has built a software platform that gives brands the ability to create real-time webinars through web browsers or mobile applications. The company is based in New York City and is backed by a $3 million seed round from investors including 500 Startups, Forerunner Ventures, and Lerer Ventures.

111
2 years ago

A member-driven credit union that allows members to invest their money in peer-to-peer lending. The startup raised an $8 million round in April 2019, and plans to roll out to the UK and Germany in 2020, as well as other countries.

111
2 years ago

A startup that’s already proven that content marketing works for real estate companies, with more than 100 signups, and has a $2 million seed round to prove it.

110
2 years ago

A B2B company created to help dog-walkers and pet sitters book their customers’ pets online. They’ve completed a $1.5 million seed round, and plan to expand to the UK and Australia in the coming months.

110
2 years ago

A startup that helps employers to cut down on errors and save money while hiring, and also helps job seekers find employment. The company is in the early stages of a $3 million seed round and has been in beta since July.

110
2 years ago

A free app that uses GPS to guide runners on their runs. The startup is building a way to get people from one place to another, by showing them what’s around obstacles on the way.

110
2 years ago

A company that provides support for enterprise organizations that want to adopt blockchain tech. The company has more than 2,000 enterprise customers, and recently announced a $1.1 million seed round.

110
2 years ago

 A company that gathers data from 10 million office spaces around the world and uses AI to predict how offices will be used in the future. The startup, which launched in May, will use this data to help companies with building out spaces in the future, by using it to determine which workspaces are most needed.

109
3 years ago

A startup that aims to help US cities build 100,000 solar powered charging stations across major highways to help people get around.

108
2 years ago

A social network for dog walkers. Doggy is currently on its way to being a full-fledged startup, with a product release in September and a $200k seed round led by Seedcamp.

108
2 years ago

A group of young filmmakers with a collective vision to build a film studio from the ground up, and will use the Y Combinator seed money to hire a chief operating officer and other staff to help them do it.

108
2 years ago

An online publisher for local news, Newburgh Free Press has been around since 2014.

107
1 year ago

This company is building a platform for sharing and publishing photos to social media networks. Users can pick from a range of examples and edit them until they’re just right. It’s an effective way to share photos, with some of the backgrounds and imagery being quite striking.

107
6 months ago

A platform that allows mothers to talk to their babies from a distance, via voice and text. The startup is working on a new wearable device that can help babies learn languages, communicate, and even get distracted by their surroundings.

107
1 month ago

A “smart” car that collects data on its surroundings and keeps a log of what happens. The car is built for the rigors of the city and promises to save drivers time.

107
2 years ago

A technology that helps people create and share videos on the web, building a community around their videos.

106
2 years ago

A “self-learning” personal assistant that learns your preferences from your habits and adjusts to serve you better. The startup is in the middle of a $3 million seed round.

106
1 year ago

A startup that enables people to schedule errand runs in advance, so they don’t run around frantically at the last minute.

106
2 years ago

A company that is creating “smart doorbells” that can help you know when people are around your house and send them text messages.

105
8 months ago

A tour guide app that aims to reduce lag time and provide a more accurate travel experience by crowdsourcing a network of people already on the ground to answer questions and provide tips en route.

105
3 years ago

A way to communicate with one another during the busy time of the year, around the holidays. The idea is to help brands and retailers better communicate and sell to their customers during the holiday season, and to provide a way to ensure that customers are happy and retailers get their money.

104
3 years ago

A startup that connects women to special events and activities around the world, such as virtual tours, culinary classes, and pop-up shops. Women can choose from a list of events and activities and be notified when they’re ready for them.

104
2 years ago

A startup that builds communities around local events and share content.

104
6 months ago

This startup, being spun out of the MIT Media Lab, is building a way to tell if a video is real by looking at the physical world around images. It uses a combination of color and motion to detect if you’re watching a real video or a fake, and is currently in early alpha.

104
2 years ago

This wearable device generates a heat map of the area around the wearer’s head, allowing him to better understand his environment.

103
2 years ago

A home security startup that monitors in-home security cameras and allows customers to turn on their lights or lock their doors remotely. The startup, which has raised a $750k seed round from a variety of investors, is already working with a dozen customers.

103
2 years ago

A startup that wants to reduce the amount of time it takes to travel around local cities.

103
2 years ago

A Chinese startup that wants to help people learn English faster and easier. The startup writes questions and answers on cards and puts them on a string, which people can play around with. And their idea is proving popular in China, with a million cards sold in three months.

103
2 years ago

A micro-insurance product that allows people to buy health insurance for $5 a month to cover catastrophic medical expenses. The startup is looking to build out a network of health centers around the country.

102
2 years ago

With the ability to take stock of all the different tools and platforms that a team uses, it’s difficult to create a shared vision. Bopp is a platform that helps companies set up a shared vision around their tools.

102
2 years ago

A company that helps you get your car serviced if you’re not around when it breaks down.

102
2 years ago

 A cloud-based review platform for dating apps, with a funding round that was reportedly led by Facebook

102
2 years ago

Some people like to own a car, which is usually a pretty big financial investment. Zendrive aims to be the Uber of cars, providing a way for people to get around without having to deal with insurance or renting or buying a car.

101
2 years ago

A platform that allows users to create events and sell tickets online, now in the third round of funding.

101
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses around the world hire employees and find talent.

101
2 years ago

A “one-stop shop for credit” that aims to help people from underbanked backgrounds to get access to credit. The startup is currently in talks with banks and credit unions to work out a partnership.

101
2 years ago

A startup that helps people “make the most of round-the-clock” available to them. It’s a reference app for an app that helps people with sleep disorders find the right sleep schedule for them.

100
1 year ago

ThinkUp is a social network based around the idea of a “digital night out”. The company wants to help people check in with a group of people in the same physical space, and then turn that into a “digital time capsule” for the future.

100
2 years ago

A new start-up that wants to make it easier for students to access their grades, assignments, and other materials. The company is currently offering a free plan for students and has raised a $2.5M seed round to date.

99
2 years ago

A startup that gives you a way to help manage your finances without having to go to a full-service bank. The startup wants to serve as a more simple way for consumers to manage their finances and wants to be a part of the conversation around empowering consumers.

99
2 years ago

The startup is a service that helps small businesses buy and sell their products online. The startup raised $7.5 million in a Series A round in September.

99
6 months ago

A company that uses remote control drones to fly to a customer’s location and fly a camera around their home.

99
5 months ago

A platform that allows people to invest in companies through a buy-in process, like a seed round for startups.

99
2 years ago

A startup that helps doctors and patients find common ground, reducing the stress involved in insurance and billing questions.

98
2 years ago

The world of finance is changing dramatically, and there’s a lot of confusion around how new technologies like fintech will impact financial services. Fintech can take the form of apps, startups, and platforms, or it can be composed of a mix of all three. Fintech is a catch-all term that can include everything from cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to machine learning, and more. Fintech startup solutions help companies navigate these changes.

98
8 months ago

A global payments network for the $50 trillion global remittance market. Announced on April 1, the company is expected to raise a $100 million round of funding at a $2 billion valuation. The company is led by Lakhvinder Singh, a former senior executive at MasterCard and PayPal.

98
1 month ago

A platform that connects companies and customers around the world by way of video and artificial intelligence.

98
2 years ago

A startup that specializes in helping law firms manage their legal affairs, and create custom legal documents. A legal tech startup, it started with more than 250 legal professionals and is now raising a $10 million round led by Sequoia Capital.

97
2 years ago

A platform for building your own online community, from the ground up.

97
2 years ago

A startup that uses high-tech, low-cost sensors to monitor the quality of the air around us.

96
2 years ago

A platform that connects businesses with the communities that surround them, allowing them to connect with their local customers, suppliers, and employees.

96
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring the conversation around current events to the next three billion online users.

96
2 years ago

This company is making it easier for small businesses to invest in their own ventures, by providing them an online platform for managing investments. The seed round has already been funded, and the company is looking to the next round to help it scale.

96
2 years ago

This startup is building a new brand of “personal concierge” for the rich and famous that will help them choose the right house to buy, which groundskeeper to hire, and which type of vacation to take.

96
2 years ago

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

95
2 years ago

 A startup that scans the web for infringing material and sends the webmaster a notification. The company says it has a team of around 30 people who monitor the web for content it believes is infringing. The entrepreneur who came up with the idea told us that the team monitors about 20,000 URLs per day, and sends notification to site owners with the option to take down the content.

95
2 years ago

A tool for people to track and visualize their financial transactions. The startup is building the platform around the idea that people don’t want to track everything, but they want to track their finances.

95
2 years 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.

95
2 years ago

A company that lets companies test new products on real users. It aims to be a “Uber for product trials”, allowing companies to have an in-house lab and focus on product design rather than testing. It currently has over 50 customers, and has raised a $3.1 million seed round.

94
2 years ago

A startup that lets customers book appointments online. It has served 800,000 users since launching in August 2018. It will have a team of 10 by the end of the year, with a $2.5 million seed round led by Grishin Robotics.

94
8 months ago

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

94
8 months ago

A messaging app that allows users to interact in real-time with voice, video and text. The company launched in 2014, but is now pivoting to private messaging, said co-founder and CEO, who has a background in robotics and robotics technology.

94
2 years ago

A startup designed for real estate agents to help customers find the right home, with real estate agents in the background.

93
2 years ago

This August, TechCrunch reported that Instagram was in talks with Facebook to acquire the company for as much as $1 billion. Instagram, which was founded in 2010, is based in San Francisco, and is a popular photography app that has more than 300 million users around the world. It was acquired by Facebook in 2012, and Facebook has since used Instagram to promote its other products, including Instagram Stories, and advertisements. Instagram has been a big investment for Facebook, and many think it has been one of the company's most successful acquisitions. However, Instagram's popularity has led to a lot of negative press coverage about the user data that Facebook has access to.

93
2 years ago

Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

93
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a way for people to explore and explore a world of their own around their city. It lets you drop in for a day, look around, and get a sense of the neighborhood without having to physically travel to it.

93
2 years ago

A shower scene with voice and motion that turns the water off and on when you turn around.

93
2 years ago

A company that gives businesses a way to buy and receive custom work from people around the world. It’s selling the ability to have a new logo, website, or app design delivered in 15 minutes.

93
2 years ago

A B2B company that aims to offer an alternative to payroll services that is based around the value employees bring to companies.

93
8 months ago

It’s a way to organize a group of people around an idea, goal or cause. The company’s first use case is organizing meetups and events.

93
2 years ago

A tool that lets neighborhoods around the world participate in a mobile barter system, where a group of neighbors can trade items like furniture they no longer use or tools they no longer use. The startup has raised $8 million in funding to date.

92
2 years ago

A newly-formed company that wants to enable a sharing economy around shared assets, like household items.

92
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies understand their customers and increase sales. They’ve raised a $1.8M seed round.

92
8 months ago

The startup is building a platform for helping homeowners with home repairs. They want to build a service that connects homeowners to contractors and contractors to materials, allowing homeowners to shop around for bids and get materials more easily.

92
2 years ago

A developer tool for managing communication between sales and marketing teams, allowing teams to collaborate around projects and tasks.

91
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to automatically generate landing pages for your campaign. The startup is a Y Combinator alum, having raised a seed round in 2013.

90
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform for companies to recruit engineers with backgrounds in data science, machine learning, and deep learning.

90
2 years ago

This startup is building a new way to allow mobile browsers to work in the background.

89
2 years ago

A way to get around the “proprietary” nature of most software for companies with multiple vendors. A way for companies to create standard versions of their software that they can then sell, with a multi-vendor infrastructure that can easily transition between platforms.

89
9 months ago

A startup that wants to improve parking in cities around the world. The startup currently focuses on San Francisco.

89
2 years ago

 A platform like Uber, but for the gig economy. The startup is a background screening and background check service for employees.

88
8 months ago

A tool to help organizations track their expenses in the background and make sure they’re not wasting money.

88
2 years ago

The startup helps recruiters from different backgrounds find the right talent to fill a job. It currently has a $1.3 million seed round, and is looking to scale after a recent push.

87
2 years ago

An online campaign management platform that helps companies monitor and steer the conversation around their products, products that might otherwise get drowned out in the noise of social media.

87
2 years ago

A startup focused on user-friendly music discovery. The startup wants to create a desktop experience around music discovery that will allow users to browse and listen to songs, and also see what others are listening to.

87
7 months ago

A platform for companies to manage their customer relationships with a customer relationship management (CRM) system. The startup says the software has been built from the ground up to be simple and intuitive.

87
2 years ago

A platform that lets users book vacation rentals around the world.

86
2 years ago

The Parisian startup is building a digital version of a tour guide. The app will help people feel more connected to a place and know more about it than they currently do. The company has already raised €4.1 million and is currently on track to close a €5 million round.

86
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses get off the ground, with a library of tools that help companies with marketing, accounting, and sales. Company founders started it after seeing that many small businesses are launching on Facebook and taking on extra expenses to grow.

86
2 years ago

A way to create social experiences around events.

86
2 years ago

 A social media platform focused on art. The startup wants to create a community around artistic endeavors and sales. The company’s current campaign has a goal of $100,000, but is still running with a month left.

86
1 year ago

A bike sharing app for bike rentals in cities around the world.

86
2 years 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.

85
2 years ago

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

85
2 years ago

A platform that lets customers pick the bulbs and trees they want for their backyard or house, and have those ordered and delivered. They’re in the process of raising a seed round, with a goal of $110,000.

84
2 years ago

A new way to sell and trade real estate, with an app that provides investors with “around-the-clock access to property information, data, and search results”.

84
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform that specializes in helping startups and small businesses get off the ground by lending them money and by providing them with a platform to raise money.

84
11 months ago

We’re all connected and we’re all looking for ways to simplify things. The founders of Disconnect are looking to bring together all these different systems into one place and make it all work together. This is a familiar idea that’s been around for a long time and has had a few iterations over the years. The idea is that you get more done with less effort and it’s all because your apps are all working together.

84
8 months ago

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

84
2 years ago

The idea is to build a platform that makes it easier to manage and collaborate on Excel spreadsheets, which would be useful for people working on projects with a lot of data that they need to send around.

83
2 years ago

Transports data around the world in under a second and converts it into a visual format for users.

83
2 years ago

The startup is building a “social tool” that helps millennials find and connect with one another to “help them grow their social capital”. The social platform has already built a $1.2 million round of funding and has raised another $3 million in a seed round.

83
1 year ago

This startup is building a new kind of store for farmers around the world, where farmers can sell directly to consumers at a discount.

83
1 year ago

A startup that aims to connect cities around the world through a virtual trade show.

83
1 month ago

A tech company that helps automate software testing, and makes tools for managing testing. The company is currently executing on a $2.5 million seed round, with an additional $1 million from the founders.

83
2 years ago

A platform that connects borrowers with financial services and technology to transform the way they borrow and pay. They have a $2.5M seed round and are close to a round of growth.

82
2 years ago

A video game that teaches how to drive a car. Players control a virtual car and drive around a course, following the rules of the road, and avoiding obstacles such as other cars and pedestrians. The game is meant for the very beginning of novice drivers, teaching them to drive without the risk of crashing.

82
2 years ago

A startup that’s built a tool for companies to learn about their customers in order to optimize their experience. It’s currently being used by a particular customer, and the company says it has data from around 50 other clients.

82
2 years ago

A startup that has built a tool for hiring and managing remote workers. The startup is in the process of raising a Series A round.

82
1 year ago

These are the best of the best of the “good” ideas from YC’s Summer 2019 applications round. These companies hope to launch accelerated programs in the next 4 months.

82
1 month ago

This startup is creating a platform for “one-click” AR/VR experiences. They have a $2 million seed round.

82
1 year ago

A tool that helps users visualize what’s happening around them, how the environment is changing, and potential impacts.

81
7 months ago

A mobile app that connects people with babysitters, so parents can make plans without the stress of having to figure out the schedule. The parent can use the app to find a sitter quickly and make arrangements without having to deal with the logistics of calling around.

81
1 month ago

The startup is building an intelligent marketing platform around data-driven offers. The company says it can help brand-owners better target customers based on their behavior, and uses machine learning to collect data on what its customers buy, as well as their demographics.

81
3 years ago

Idea: Build custom apps around on-premise hardware

80
1 year ago

This startup is building a “self-driving” robotic delivery system that drives around a city and drops off packages at people’s houses

80
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies provide food delivery to their employees. The startup is working with companies such as California Pizza Kitchen, Denny's, and Pei Wei to bring in revenue. The startup screens customers for a monthly membership fee of around $10 and works on a monthly basis. The startup says they have over 5,000 active customers, with over $2 million in monthly revenue.

79
2 years ago

A company working to connect “smart cities” around the world, hoping to connect smart devices and smart city infrastructure.

79
2 years ago

A platform that helps the 500,000 companies around the world with their live events. It helps them find, book and pay for speaking engagements, build an event calendar, and create a speaker’s profile for their attendees.

79
1 year ago

 A “social network for creative professionals”, allowing creatives to build communities around their projects and skills.

79
2 years ago

A "social media platform for people who already have social media accounts", with the goal of helping people create better profiles on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. In 2015, the startup raised a seed round from YC.

78
2 years ago

A tool to help people get around parking on campus, and to help them find parking as easily as they can book a hotel room.

78
1 year ago

This startup wants to let people pick up items from stores and drop them off at home, giving them a chance to earn extra cash without having to haul everything around themselves.

78
9 months ago

This startup is building a SaaS platform that trains people from various backgrounds in the tech industry to teach others on Slack.

78
6 months ago

A platform that helps connect workers and jobs with the right skills, background, and experience to help them find the right job, at the right company. Companies are able to use this service to find talent and reach out to their best candidates.

78
1 year ago

Citymapper is a map app that helps people navigate cities around the world.

77
1 year ago

A way to “sharpen the pencil” for developers, letting them easily visualize and measure their code. It’s currently in private beta, with around 300 users.

77
1 year ago

A company that connects people in small cities with jobs in big cities. It’s trying to solve what it sees as a low-density problem around the world.

77
1 year ago

The startup’s app helps smartphone users to make the most of their conversations with a local by providing a database of local restaurants, hotels, and attractions. The startup says it has $6 million in sales, and $500,000 in cash, and recently closed a $3.5 million seed round led by the European Investment Fund.

77
2 years ago

A team-based, curated, on-demand service for sourcing sales leads and B2B leads. They’re currently in the process of raising a $4 million seed round.

76
2 years ago

This is an effort to build a social network around the "sharing economy" that "provides more complete information related to people and homes" on the sharing economy than exists anywhere today.

76
2 years ago

LIFX, a light bulb company, raised $20 million in its Series A funding round.

76
2 years ago

A company that provides software for companies to track the performance of their employees. The company’s software is currently serving more than 30,000 organizations around the world.

76
1 year ago

Collects and analyzes the data around service delivery in India. The startup wants to integrate with government services for better service delivery.

76
1 year ago

A micro-enterprise that sells coffee to drive around in the back of a van.

76
10 months ago

A tool for finding and prioritizing the most important tasks for a project or business. It’s built around the idea that it’s easier to reorder an item after you’ve finished it than it is to pick a new one, and many other “to-do” management tools have copied this model.

76
8 months ago

A remote control app that lets you control your phone’s flashlight, camera, music, and other features with just your voice, so you can walk around your house and control your phone from anywhere.

76
2 years ago

A new way for startups to launch, with a “pay-as-you-go” model for founders and employees. It allows companies to grow without having to engage in the long, expensive process of raising a round.

75
2 years ago

A mapping tool that helps users find their way around the world.

75
1 year ago

An AI-powered app for pairing workers with projects around the world.

75
1 year ago

A startup that will allow users to order a ride on demand, for a flat rate. The company is one of the startups in a new, large-scale industry that wants to change the way that people move around the city and get around places in their downtime.

75
8 months ago

A social service that helps families coordinate their care. The idea is to give parents a hub that allows them to connect with family members around the country, who can in turn request care for their loved ones.

75
2 years ago

The $1.4 million seed round was led by James Proud, and also included participation from First Round Capital, Village Global and Techstars.

74
2 years ago

A web service that uses machine learning to find sales and discounts around you. Users can build customized lists of products to save money on, and the service sends them notifications when they’re on sale.

74
2 years ago

A startup which makes it easier for people to find and hire new employees. FindEngine helps companies find new employees by running a background check, then connects the job seeker with the job.

74
1 year ago

A startup that connects customers with restaurants that deliver, to get fast food and takeout delivered to your door. It’s an attempt to solve a problem that has been around for decades, but for which there is no easy solution.

74
2 years ago

Voice-activated home and car security devices that run in the background and alert you if there is an issue.

73
2 years ago

In August 2018, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round from Right Side Capital, and has since expanded to New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

73
2 years ago

The company says it’s building a platform that lets customers buy and sell goods “with very little friction and no fees”. They announced a $50 million Series B round in April 2015.

73
1 year ago

In June 2018, Thumbtack reached a Series B round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and new investors including Sutter Hill Ventures and General Catalyst Partners.

73
1 year ago

A domain registration and hosting service for startups and entrepreneurs in India and the Middle East. The company is in the midst of a $1 million seed round.

73
1 year ago

An e-commerce platform for speciality retailers, which worked with a B2B company to get a project off the ground.

72
2 years ago

A new way to make mobile payments with no fees and no limits. It’s only available in the US and is in the process of getting a $5 million seed round.

71
2 years ago

A company that provides an online profile management tool. The startup is also working on a beta version of a layer of security around user data. The company's founder originally pitched the idea at Y Combinator in 2014, but the founders decided to pivot to a more stable revenue stream.

71
1 year ago

A platform for connecting job seekers with employers, where employers can find cheap, skilled labor from around the world.

71
1 year ago

A real estate startup that’s been around for several years, but is just getting press this year

71
1 year ago

An online marketplace for beauty products from around the world. The startup helps people find the best products from all over the world, and gets a commission on the sale.

71
1 year ago

The company wants to avoid the mistakes that surround the establishment of a new startup in India.

71
7 months ago

A startup that’s building out a platform for people to post information about the condition of the ground underneath their house.

71
2 years ago

A platform to help people find and rent quality private and shared apartments around the world. It helps renters and owners find and rent apartments, and connect with other renters and owners in real time.

70
2 years ago

A B2B platform that lets businesses find the best rates for background checks.

70
1 year ago

A hardware startup that’s building a ground-based sensor network to monitor air pollution, with an eye towards monitoring air quality in the developing world.

70
1 year ago

A $1 million seed round for a company building a platform for people to create and manage their own audio and video recordings while they’re on the go.

70
1 year ago

Companies are often built around their culture, and often they need to make those cultural changes to be successful. That’s where CultureWorks comes in to help companies change their culture in a seamless way — and it’s already doing so at a firm like Apple.

70
1 year ago

CrowdFlower is building software to automate data analysis on distributed computing platforms like Amazon EMR or Google BigQuery. The startup, which is based in New York, was founded in 2015, and currently has around 12 employees.

70
1 year ago

A company that sets up a meeting with a group of people who might have similar interests, similar values and similar goals, to help them find common ground.

70
1 year ago

A product that uses a smartphone’s camera to scan the world around it, providing context and data in real time.

70
1 year ago

A chatbot that helps users create a “smart contract” based around their personal preference. Founder David Chen tells me that the bot was built to be a “simple and fun way to teach people about smart contracts and blockchain.”

70
8 months ago

Webscale allows users to send and receive funds via email and mobile device. It’s using a combination of email and SMS to send the money, and is currently gathering funding for its $1.35 million seed round.

70
8 months ago

A smart and flexible data platform for self-driving cars. Their proprietary technology and algorithms enable cars to understand the world around them. Through a combination of sensors, machine learning, and computer vision, the platform provides a level of situational awareness that’s currently only available to humans.

70
2 years ago

A company that aims to help companies make smart decisions about the people and projects they hire. Talent teams can use the company’s SaaS tool to find people with similar backgrounds, track their progress, and see what needs to be done to help them work effectively.

69
2 years ago

A group of professional marketers and designers with a background in creative agencies and marketing startups.

69
1 year ago

A developer of a "dockless bike share" system in the hopes of giving people a cheaper, cleaner, and faster way of getting around.

69
1 year ago

 A startup that lets you scan and manage your credit card and bank information online, so you don’t have to carry around all that information with you.  It connects to your bank and credit card accounts, letting you check your balance and make purchases.  It also lets you request a new card, stop payment on a card, check your account balances and track purchases.  The service has been running for about four months and has already processed more than $700,000 in transactions.

69
1 year ago

This company wants to help companies deal with the “digital exhaust” of their own employees, which includes information that can be used to identify a person’s preferred job, background, and interests.

69
1 year ago

A company that connects people with events around the world in the hopes that their events will reach more people

69
7 months ago

Ketchapp is a gaming startup that wants to let players create “parallax” backgrounds for their games.

69
2 years ago

 A smartphone app that tracks how fast people are walking, running, or riding their bikes. The app tracks speed and distance traveled with GPS, then uses that data to report on how people are getting around.

68
1 year ago

An AI that helps cities identify and fight crime. The startup is currently seeking a $2 million round of funding.

68
1 year ago

A product that helps users create a “digital CV”, allowing them to share information about their background and skills in order to find better jobs.

68
1 year ago

A digital tool that helps you know where your car is, even if it’s parked in an underground garage.

68
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier to buy and sell goods on Amazon. The startup’s first product is a $100 million round of funding, which shows that investors think the startup has a good shot at success.

68
2 years ago

An on-demand movie streaming service that aims to make using video on demand (VOD) more like using a VHS tape store. The startup wants to lay the groundwork for a business model that rewards users for sharing their own videos.

67
1 year ago

A digital agency that helps companies like Facebook, Google and Apple with communications needs in China. They launched around the same time as startups like Bird and Paper City.

67
1 year ago

The company makes a point of celebrating the diversity of its employees, regardless of background. They’re relatively young — the company is the youngest in YC to go from demo day to $1 million in revenue — and more than half of the team is female.

67
1 year ago

A startup that helps people who want to start a restaurant in a different country get their business off the ground.

67
1 year ago

This startup is building a toolset for big brands (like Coca-Cola and Red Bull) to use to test how their products are performing in different marketplaces around the world.

67
9 months ago

This startup is building a flexible accelerator for hardware startups. The accelerator’s first round is due in November.

67
2 years ago

This startup makes software for a company that makes custom parts for cars. CNC Solutions creates parts for specific cars, like a wheel hub for an Audi R8. The startup claims that if a company has a client they can't make a part for, they'll be able to turn around an order in six hours.

66
2 years ago

 A startup helping startups focus on users, not investors. Mow is a VC that creates a seed round for a startup, but only if the founders agree to give themselves away for free to customers for a year.

66
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to create a photo book with your phone's camera, with the option to make artwork, backgrounds, and frames

66
1 year ago

A collaborative platform where companies can share customer data and research with each other. The company is in the process of closing a $1M seed round.

66
1 year ago

A loyalty app which gives users points towards services they want through surveys, and then rewards them with discounts at other services. The startup, which has been around for over a year, is working with over 100 brands, including Airbnb, Amazon, and Lyft.

66
1 year ago

A platform that connects TV networks to content creators in order to monetize their content. The company says they have $30 million in funding, and are already working with networks from around the world. It’s available on the web and on iOS.

66
1 year ago

A tool for restaurants to manage their online presence, including online ordering, reservations, background checks, and all of the financials.

66
1 year ago

Renewing a lost driver’s license online. The startup, which was founded in 2018, currently has around 15 employees.

66
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people track the best deals around them, from the deals their friends are getting to the deals that are most popular in their area at the moment.

66
8 months ago

A B2B platform for companies that need to track product inventory at the point of sale for customers. The founders say it’s the biggest product in their portfolio and that it’s “growing like crazy”. They’re currently wrapping up a $1.5M seed round, and working with companies like Shopify and Zendesk.

66
2 years ago

A co-op centered around giving financial advice to companies, and letting them share in the profits.

65
1 year ago

An AI-powered product to help companies understand the sentiment around their products. They’re currently working with 100 small and medium sized companies.

65
1 year ago

The startup wants to make it easy to zone out of the world around you, tucking into a zone on your phone where you can focus on the tasks at hand. It also wants to make it easy to track your progress.

65
1 year ago

A video platform for TV and film that wants to help people find and learn new and interesting content and build a community around the content.

65
1 year ago

A new solution to mobile payments that’s focused on the growing nature of B2C payments. The startup recently closed a $1 million seed investment round.

65
1 year ago

A company that builds a platform to connect investors and startups, allowing a startup to use the company’s investor relations platform to raise capital without the startup having to be in the traditional VC ecosystem. The company has made a $1.5 million seed round.

65
1 year ago

A startup that aims to help people get work done in the background while they’re on the subway.

65
1 year ago

An AI platform for investing in stocks and managing portfolios with a focus on behavioral finance. The platform is built around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and AI-powered algorithms, and it’s focused on finding out how people really invest.

65
1 year ago

A startup that launched with a $1.2 million seed round in 2014. The startup aims to build a “local living search” app that helps a user find a place to live based on the user’s location data.

65
1 year ago

Decentralized marketplace that pools freelance services, making it easier for businesses to get things done around the world.

65
1 year ago

A tool for curating and sharing the best in the world work that’s happening right now around the world.

65
1 year ago

A platform that helps people in developing economies get around the inefficiencies of the current financial system. Its founders say that their platform is “an order of magnitude cheaper” than other existing alternatives.

64
1 year ago

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

64
1 year ago

A digital signboard for photos and text that the startup hopes will be an easier alternative to using a wall or attic. The business is currently in beta and is looking to raise a Series A round.

64
1 year ago

The startup is building a platform that creates a social network for people who have moved abroad. It's also an online marketplace for goods from around the world.

64
1 year ago

A startup that provides recruiters and hiring managers with a way to see applicants’ skills and background quickly and easily.

64
1 year ago

A $25M investment round, led by Fidelity Ventures, brings the company’s total funding to $68.5M.

64
1 year ago

A small software company that’s built a small accounting app for restaurant workers. The startup says it’s growing at a rate of around 500% a month.

64
9 months ago

 A company that helps developers build AI/ML applications. The company is building tools around Markdown and Python.

64
6 months ago

A web software for kids to learn about science and math by teaching them about the world around them.

64
2 years ago

This list is based on companies that have raised a Series A, B or C round. Crunchbase tracks companies that have raised funding. It does not track companies that have acquired companies, or those that are now defunct.

63
2 years ago

A platform for building virtual reality content with human-scale interactions. The company wants to build virtual reality content where people can walk around, sit down or interact with their virtual world.

63
1 year ago

For companies that have been around for a long time, a digital strategy is often easier said than done. But a new startup called Dacora is looking to make sure these companies can maintain their digital presence for as long as their business does.

63
1 year ago

A platform for sharing and tracking new music, launched in January 2019 and just announced a $10 million Series C round. The company wants to be the Spotify for new music.

63
1 year ago

A collaboration platform that helps data scientists work together better. This business has more than $1 million in funding in both seed and Series A rounds.

63
1 year ago

A financial services startup that uses AI to process loan applications in the background.

63
1 year ago

A camera that can take 360-degree video. You stick it to your phone and the camera spins around to take standard video and photographs.

63
1 year ago

All of us have an old smartphone lying around somewhere, and we don't know what to do with it. The startup wants to aggregate all of those old devices into a platform to help make them useful again.

63
8 months ago

A company that allows merchants to get around the credit card processing fees they pay by offering alternative payment options to their customers.

63
7 months ago

Bebop is building a platform for booking a DJ in a hotel. Users can use the app to find and book DJs in a nearby city and then communicate with them directly. The startup is building a brand and community around this, with the goal of helping users book DJs and parties at hotels.

63
2 years ago

A software development company that wants to fix the “diversity gap” in Silicon Valley. The company’s co-founder says that men make up around 80% of the tech workforce, and women only 4% (and that the industry is even worse in other parts of the world).

62
2 years ago

A company that’s building a toolset to help companies with medical training, which could reduce the amount of time it takes to train people with medical backgrounds.

62
1 year ago

Is a way for people to wirelessly charge their Apple Watch. The startup has been shipping Apple Watch chargers to customers around the world, and recently received a $1.2 million investment from a group of angel investors.

62
1 year ago

The startup is building out an ecosystem around smart contracts, especially around the idea of building cryptocurrencies that work well in the end user environment.

62
1 year ago

A way for doctors to order medical supplies online to make sure they’re stocked up on the medication they need. It’s currently in its seed round with 2 doctors and plans to launch in India in the second half of 2020.

62
1 year ago

 A software solution that helps companies digitize and streamline their process of onboarding new employees.  The software is meant to be a bridge between HR and the new hire.  Venture capitalists are already funding the startup with a $3 million seed round.

62
1 year ago

A company that helps small retailers and restaurants in the UK sell online. They’re working with around 1,000+ merchants today.

62
1 year ago

A B2B company that’s building asset-management software for companies with multiple offices around the world. The company is helping employees manage the company’s assets from different offices around the world.

62
1 year ago

A company that tracks data from cameras around the world to spot patterns and build out a framework around that data. The startup will use data from its network of cameras to detect and respond to crime, as well as generate business intelligence for all sorts of retailers.

62
1 year ago

The startup is building a system that helps companies allocate data centers around the world more efficiently.

62
8 months ago

An iPhone app that connects people with the same job-seeker’s information, in order to find people who share a similar background and career trajectory.

62
6 months ago

A social network for people who want to lose weight, with a proprietary algorithm that runs in the background and lets users manipulate their weight and metabolism so they can burn a few extra calories.

62
4 months ago

A group of friends, who used to be engineers at a Fortune 50 company, wanted to create a new startup. They wanted to build a SaaS-based platform that could help companies do more with less. The company has a $1.2 million seed round and is planning to have a platform available for companies to use in the first quarter of 2018.

62
2 years ago

A product manager for a small team of product managers, to help them communicate and organize tasks. The app is meant to be a management tool for a team of around 10.

61
2 years ago

There are two ways to get around the city. The first is the conventional private vehicle. The second is a bicycle. EcoBike wants to connect users to their bicycles via apps, and provide a software platform to allow the bikes to talk to each other.

61
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses get more out of their social media advertising. Currently has a working prototype and aims to close a seed round and launch in early 2020.

61
1 year ago

Another concept that aims to be a part of the massive global demand for mobile payments. The app works with existing mobile phones and the user’s bank account and then processes the transaction in the background.

61
1 year ago

A startup that helps whitepapers go viral by building a social network around them. WhiteHat Hacker has already had a 100,000 users sign up to its platform, and plans to release an app that lets a user make a white paper available to everyone they share a public email address with.

61
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find their way around a city using the app’s crowd-sourced traffic data

61
1 year ago

A tool that helps employees collaborate around a project, with a focus on saving time and being more efficient. It also provides a way to communicate with customers and sales.

60
1 year ago

A “social workspace” that is a virtual home for kids to hang out, play, meet their friends, and do their homework. The startup is based in San Diego and is working on a $10 million round.

60
1 year ago

We do so much screening and sorting of our work email in Outlook. Omnifocus is building a tool for that: a built-in email manager that allows users to view their inbox as it’s being composed, and then jump around quickly to a bunch of different projects with a click.

60
1 year ago

This startup wants to help people get around the health care system more easily. It’s a free service that matches patients with doctors and provides a portal for them to share information about their health, and for doctors to share information about themselves.

60
1 year ago

A business that helps young professionals around the world save their money for future goals and use it for their immediate needs. The company wants to help people with their finances and give them the opportunity to build a portfolio of financial products and services.

60
1 year ago

A startup around the code name "Remix Vesta" was founded in 2014. The idea is to create a platform to bring together all the ideas created through remix videos.

59
1 year ago

A company that offers financial training to people around the world.

59
1 year ago

A new kind of online sales platform for small businesses that’s built around a mobile channel. The startup wants to help small businesses build their own mobile app sales channel in two hours, with a demo version available now, and a full version launching in mid-2020.

59
1 year ago

The average age of the industry is around 30 years old, and that’s not because they’re getting older. It’s because the industry is so new that there aren’t a lot of established veterans.

59
1 year ago

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

59
1 year ago

The company focuses on office work, so it’s not a big surprise that the startup has a lot of talent around that.

59
9 months ago

A “SaaS for security professionals”, helping companies protect their data. A $1.5mm seed round from Y Combinator.

59
8 months ago

A mobile app for the people who design, build and maintain the world’s communication networks, from the ground up. It’s meant to give them a better way to plan, build, and operate networks around the world.

59
7 months ago

A tool that helps companies manage and collaborate on conversations around their brand. The startup is looking to change the way brands interact with their customers.

59
7 months ago

A startup that promises to make finding parking around a city easier through an app.

59
1 year ago

A platform that helps photographers build portfolios using a variety of photos. The startup is bootstrapped and currently working to get in front of bloggers and other influencers before it's ready for a round.

58
1 year ago

A startup that wants to become the LinkedIn for freelancers. The company has already managed to find 4,000+ people to join the site and has a $1 million dollar seed round in their bank account.

58
1 year ago

A company that’s building a platform for a self-driving car company. It’s currently working on a $13 million round of financing to build a platform that allows self-driving car companies to more easily test their autonomous software.

58
1 year ago

A “hotel concierge” that enables guests to book the rooms they want without worrying about the hassle of dealing with the front desk. The startup’s flagship product is “Rooms”, a website that allows users to book rooms at hotels around the world.

58
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build an ecosystem around customer data so that customer data becomes an asset.

58
1 year ago

A tool for selling tickets for events, with a built-in ticket-buying tool and a way to share them across social media. The startup has a $1 million seed round, and has sold $5 million worth of tickets.

58
1 year ago

A startup called Protoplasma is building a new kind of ad blocker: one that blocks ads in real time, without having to change your browser. It’s built around the idea of “content blocking”, or reducing the amount of time spent staring at ads while using a browser.

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