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1 year ago

The company was founded in 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a digital library for musicians that helps them discover new music and share more about themselves. The company has already signed a couple thousand artists.

195
10 months ago

A way to hire nannies in San Francisco.

183
1 year ago

A home delivery service for groceries, fully automated. Currently working in San Francisco.

170
2 years ago

A startup that tracks how often your employees are socializing and drinking, to monitor if they’re overdoing it. Based in San Francisco.

160
1 year ago

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

157
1 year ago

A tool that allows users to quickly find a doctor and schedule a visit from their mobile device. The startup’s website is now a platform for thousands of doctors in the US to set appointments on a first-come first-serve basis.

146
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses manage their expenses. The company helps businesses track their expenses, and it promises that it can save businesses thousands of dollars in the long run.

141
1 year ago

A company based in San Francisco that allows retailers to build private brands for their customers.

134
2 years ago

In 2018, the firm moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City.

133
2 years ago

A chatbot that organizes your orders and delivery for you. It currently has a team of 3, has raised about $1 million, and is focused on San Francisco for now.

133
1 year ago

This year’s judges were Jason Ho, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures; Kristi Puller, Founder, and CEO, Techstars; Bill Gaver, General Partner, 500 Startups; and Sanjay Dastoor, Founder, and CEO, InVenture Partners.

127
2 years ago

A company that helps users schedule, organize, and share their ideas. The startup currently has a few dozen customers in New York City and San Francisco.

126
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find the best and cheapest public transportation in their city. Called "Uber for Transportation", it's already in beta in New York and San Francisco.

123
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based company that wants to make it easy for people to take photos and videos of their food. The startup is focused on helping people create the perfect Instagram photos to show off what they’re cooking, eating, or buying.

122
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

This is a company that helps you find the best possible roommate for you. The company has built out a database of thousands of people who have applied to be roommates, including their likes and dislikes.

120
2 years ago

A startup that sends users curated lists of events in their area. It currently has 1.3 million monthly users, and works with “hundreds of thousands” of events/parties each month.

119
2 years ago

HousingBridge is building a new kind of mortgage broker, which essentially performs mortgage origination services for large banks. The company is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago and San Francisco.

116
2 years ago

A San Francisco startup aiming to become the first credit union to offer free checking and savings accounts to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

116
2 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.

115
2 years ago

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

115
2 years ago

A company that helps artisans sell their products online.

114
2 years ago

A company that provides global data analysts with insights into consumer trends in real time. The startup is growing its team and expanding globally. It has raised $2 million to date from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and CrunchFund. It will be based in San Francisco.

114
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies find and pay contractors and service providers across the world. The company will use the P2Pool tech popularized by bitcoin to help larger companies find and pay out thousands of contractors more efficiently.

113
2 years ago

A startup that helps users find parking spots in San Francisco.

113
2 years ago

A startup based in San Francisco that aims to help people more easily track their personal finances. The startup is building an app with an “expense tracker” that lets you add and organize expenses and bills.

112
2 years ago

A software platform that allows customers to find out where they can buy products and then subscribe to them in advance. The startup is building an e-commerce platform for physical products, with an emphasis on beauty. The company is based in San Francisco.

112
2 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.

112
2 years ago

Shopify's Indian subsidiary is helping build an "online-only" (so no offline sales) marketplace that will sell goods made by small artisans and craftsman. While a combination of Alibaba and Amazon, the market size is expected to be between $500 million to $1 billion in 2023.

111
1 year ago

A tool that helps companies hire talent in the San Francisco Bay Area, connecting them with candidates.

111
2 years ago

A property management startup in the San Francisco Bay Area.

110
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup in the education marketplace space that wants to help lower-income students afford higher education. The startup tells me it’s had over $200,000 in investments, has more than 10,000 students, and has been used by more than 3,000 colleges and universities.

110
1 year ago

This app helps people find parking spots in downtown areas and is available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

110
2 years ago

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than 200 companies that have received a total of more than $80 billion in venture capital funding as of Q3 2017.

109
2 years ago

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

109
2 years ago

A platform for online sales of artisanal goods

108
1 year ago

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

108
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that wants to help you build your own customized products, from custom business cards to custom furniture. The startup is building a catalog of products, and shipping internationally.

107
2 years ago

A two-sided marketplace for recruiting, with employers and job seekers trading feedback and contact information. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but also has offices in Los Angeles and Philly.

107
2 years ago

A real estate app meant to help people find, research, and purchase houses. The startup is currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area.

107
2 years ago

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

106
2 years ago

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops have all become computers. This startup wants to make the home a computer. The company is based in San Francisco. The company’s name comes from the idea that a home computer is the center of the home.

105
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup working to make it easier for people to share their photos, videos, and other media while on the go. The startup has an iOS app and plans to launch an Android app soon.

105
2 years ago

Zapier wants to help small businesses automate physical tasks using web tools. It’s currently in private beta with a few thousand users, and the startup is seeking to raise funding to grow it.

105
2 years ago

This startup wants to help first-time home buyers who don’t have the money for down payments. It’s hoping to help people who have saved for years but still need a bit more cash to close on a home. It wants to take a few thousand dollars and give it to the buyer.

103
2 years ago

If a company has an international lease in place, it can often forget to update it when it moves to a different jurisdiction. This startup, which is based in San Francisco, aims to make that process easier.

103
1 year ago

An Uber-like app that helps people find reliable childcare. The startup is based in San Francisco and already has hundreds of parents on its waitlist.

103
2 years ago

A startup that is building an AI-driven customer service platform that automates phone support for tens of thousands of its customers.

102
2 years ago

The startup is looking to digitize the process of back-office data entry. Based in San Francisco, the startup is currently focused on the insurance industry, though it's looking to expand into the retail and hospitality markets.

102
2 years ago

The startup is launching a digital platform to improve the quality of on-demand clinics. The platform aims to offer a way for doctors to easily post their services and for consumers to find a nearby clinic that offers appointments they need. The company is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

101
2 years ago

 An artisanal facial scrub for your face, which promises to give you a "clean, clear, and healthy complexion."

101
2 years ago

In June 2018, the Startup Genome Project released data on the 100 most active venture-backed startups in the world. Of the top 100 startups, 12 were based in the San Francisco Bay Area. That was more than any other single city in the world.

101
2 years ago

Rebuild is a software company that’s building a platform to help cities rebuild after disasters. The startup is based in San Francisco and has raised $2 million.

101
2 years ago

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

101
2 years ago

Asana is building an application for managing recurring meetings in a way that makes it easy for both attendees and hosts. They’re building out a dashboard for meeting organizers that helps them schedule meetings across personas and different time zones, and alerts them when meetings are about to start or end.

100
2 years ago

 A new type of meal-kit delivery service that aims to save consumers money by offering discounts when they order in bulk. The startup already has a few thousand customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

100
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who are non-native English speakers navigate the US immigration system. The startup is based in San Francisco and is hiring.

100
2 years ago

An insurance company focused on the life-sciences industry. It’s currently starting a pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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2 years ago

This is an app that helps consumers find an apartment for rent by allowing them to search and compare all listings in San Francisco and beyond.

96
2 years ago

A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

96
2 years ago

A coffee delivery service in San Francisco that is “delivering a new experience” to the coffee industry. The startup is a joint venture between a coffee roaster and a delivery service like Postmates.

94
2 years ago

A company that maps the world’s urban areas using satellite imagery. It’s currently working with six cities: London, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Hong Kong.

93
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform for genomics data that is both more accessible, and more useful in the long run than other existing options. They are digitizing research from thousands of articles to make their platform the definitive source for scientific information.

93
2 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.

93
2 years ago

A tool for brokers to help sellers find properties. It’s first product is an apartment finder in San Francisco. The company has raised $5.5 million in funding.

93
2 years ago

A San Francisco-based startup that’s helping teams communicate by answering questions and getting help from a system that understands what each person is working on.

93
2 years ago

Food delivery and home services in India with no delivery fees. The startup is looking to deliver a wide range of goods, from food to cleaning products, from thousands of businesses that have been vetted by the company.

93
2 years ago

A company that lets teachers stream class lectures to the students in the classroom — and vice versa. The startup is currently working with 45 teachers and 10 school districts in the San Francisco Bay area.

92
2 years ago

A startup that is building a “social to-do list” for small- to mid-sized businesses. The startup is currently working with 250 businesses in San Francisco, and plans to expand to other U.S. cities. It charges $20 per month for its platform.

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1 year ago

A startup that offers an online subscription service to pay for parking in downtown San Francisco. The startup also offers a mobile app that allows customers to pay for parking without going into an office.

91
1 year ago

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

90
2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

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1 year ago

A company that helps athletes and other team members make sense of their training data. The startup was founded in November and is currently available in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston.

89
1 year ago

A startup based in San Francisco that wants to help people get data on loans.

89
2 years ago

This personal finance startup plans to help people make better financial decisions–based on AI and behavioral science. It hopes to use machine learning to help users make better decisions based on data, rather than allowing people to just “use their gut”. The company is based in San Francisco, but is looking to hire a CTO.

87
1 year ago

A startup that helps people choose and set up online advertising campaigns, including cost-per-click (CPC), cost-per-thousand (CPM), cost-per-action (CPA), and cost-per-install (CPI).

87
2 years ago

A B2C online platform that helps people look up the prices of products and services without having to use a phone or computer. It uses the Apple Wallet API to pull up prices from thousands of retailers and automatically applies a coupon.

85
1 year ago

A startup that works with the insurance industry to help streamline claims procedures, saving companies from having to send thousands of paper denial letters every year.

84
1 year ago

A platform for on-demand valet parking. The startup provides in-car valet parking services for thousands of drivers in San Francisco.

83
1 year ago

A startup that makes deliveries like Amazon that come to your door via a private fleet of cars. GetGo is currently in San Francisco.

82
2 years ago

A tool that helps journalists find the best pictures to illustrate articles. Users are currently able to search and sort through thousands of images in less than a minute.

81
2 years ago

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

81
1 year ago

An online marketplace for selling used furniture. The startup is currently focused on selling used furniture in the San Francisco area.

81
1 year ago

A startup that lets you rent out rooms for your stuff. The startup is based in San Francisco.

81
1 year ago

A platform that allows people to see how their city compares to others in terms of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. It’s currently in beta and launching in San Francisco.

79
1 year ago

This startup will help banks manage risks by creating a sandbox for fintech startups.

79
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that wants to disrupt the way that flexible manufacturing is done. Its purpose is to help customers determine the optimal amount of materials needed for products, and help companies manage materials.

79
1 year ago

A web app for making artisanal soap, in which users can set up recipes and create their own soap. The startup’s founder says it’s like an online Tupperware party for soap-makers.

76
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find cheap flights to and from the city where they’re visiting. The company says it’s already been used by tens of thousands of customers who saved $1,000 on a flight.

76
1 year ago

A startup that helps teachers track students’ progress, in a way that can be used to incentivize or sanction students. They had an initial launch at the beginning of October.

74
1 year ago

Builds on the idea of an online store for workers to make money by selling items people need — and allowing them to earn up to $15 an hour. The company says it is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

73
1 year ago

A startup that’s trying to make it easier to manage audit and compliance processes, as well as keep up with sanctions and other international affairs.

71
2 years ago

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

69
1 year ago

A charging station for electric vehicles that includes charging stations for both Tesla’s and Nissan’s vehicles.

69
1 year ago

A platform that provides an online store for small retailers or artisans, selling products they created themselves. The startup is based in India and is looking to expand to other South Asian countries.

68
1 year ago

A social network for people who want to buy and sell real estate. It’s currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, and is intended to compete with Zillow and Trulia.

68
1 year ago

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

67
1 year ago

 A micro-sanctuary for homeless pets in New York City. The startup aims to make it easy for people to adopt homeless pets while keeping them in a safe environment.

63
1 year ago

A tool helps auto manufacturers create highly efficient car designs. It can review thousands of designs, pick out ones that are more efficient, and make suggestions to manufacturers to try.

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1 year ago

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

62
1 year ago

This startup wants to connect investors to early-stage startups. They’re currently doing a soft launch in San Francisco.

62
7 months ago

A parking app for drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes a phone app, an app for drivers and a website for drivers to browse available parking spots. The startup has about 3,000 drivers and about 3,000 parking spots.

62
1 year ago

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

61
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that wants to help patients understand and manage their health with a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to help users track and manage their health data.

60
1 year ago

 A startup that lists the best deals on a given topic, for example, “The best pizza in San Francisco”

59
1 year ago

A platform that brings medical students and doctors together for consultations via video calls. The company says it has more than a thousand doctors signed on, and that in its first six months it had $300,000 in revenue.

58
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find affordable housing in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco (and other cities too).

57
1 year ago

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, this startup is building an online marketplace for freelance designers to get paid for their work.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps people find and schedule massage therapists in San Francisco. It is merged with a Y Combinator company which offers a similar service.

55
9 months ago

A startup that wants to get into the R&D process for drug discovery. The startup wants to make the process more efficient through an AI-driven system that can read and interpret thousands of data points to determine the best possible drug targets.

55
5 months ago

A portfolio of companies that helps brands craft messages and create content for social media. The company is based in San Francisco and is recruiting for a sales team.

55
1 year ago

This startup is building a network of thousands of assistants who are the point of contact for people who need help with their health. The startup’s founders wanted to create a version of Amazon’s Alexa that could help people manage their health.

54
1 year 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.

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8 months ago

A platform for scheduling and managing taxi-cab service via smartphone. The startup is in the early stages of scaling, but the goal is to offer all of the things you could expect from a taxi cab service — like GPS tracking, real-time communication, and a dispatch system. The company is profitable and small but growing in the San Francisco Bay area.

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1 year ago

This company has developed a way to help homeless people decide if an apartment is worth locking down before signing a lease. The app, which is currently being tested in San Francisco, is meant to help people make better decisions about where to live, and could be particularly helpful for the homeless.

53
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that operates a marketplace for people to rent their unused devices like computers, cameras, and drones.

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1 year ago

San Francisco-based startups, the city is famous for being “the capital of startups.” However, in recent years, the city has begun to lose its startup scene to other locales in the Bay Area, particularly Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco itself.

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1 year ago

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

50
1 year ago

A technology company that helps to keep track of the creative process for artisans.

49
1 year ago

A group of founders from NYC, San Francisco and Mumbai came together to solve the challenge of securing data in the cloud. The startup provides a way to encrypt and decrypt files and data in the cloud that’s compliant with HIPAA and GDPR standards.

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9 months ago

A wearable technology company, based in San Francisco, that makes apparel and accessories that measure in real time and track your activity. It has some of the lowest prices in the industry, and is a contender with the other big players.

47
10 months ago

A startup that wants to help people make a living from freelance writing. The company currently has a few thousand subscribers, and they’ve had a few hundred paid customers since launching in Fall 2018.

46
9 months ago

An online platform that connects companies with a shared mission, where they can pool funds, create a common goal, and help each other. Startup is based in Silicon Valley and has launched in San Francisco.

46
1 year ago

A data-driven platform that helps brands find new customers on Instagram. Each week, it finds tens of thousands of new customers that are likely to buy based on data such as recent activity and location.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A tool that helps companies in all industries decide the best way to invest their thousands of dollars in customer acquisition costs.

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1 year 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.

44
1 year ago

A startup that wants to give people a digital home and help them share that home with others. It’s one of many companies that are hoping to make the sharing economy less of a weird thing only people who can afford to live in San Francisco do. The startup is already using its own properties to earn $5,000 monthly.

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10 months ago

The startup is building a platform to help “millennials buy houses”. The startup wants to help millennials move into their first homes, saving them thousands of dollars in mortgage costs and time.

44
10 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that hopes to be the Uber of finance, where anyone can get a line of credit and borrow money from friends and family.

43
10 months ago

A way to find and hire the best contractors in San Francisco, the founders say.

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps developers build smart-home systems. The startup has raised $20 million in venture backing and currently has a team of 15 in San Francisco.

42
1 year ago

A startup that wants to take a person’s health, from a doctor’s perspective, and put it in a dashboard. It’s a “free radical”, a company in San Francisco, California, that wants to change the way the world thinks about health. It has a commercial in production with a director who’s won a couple of Oscars, and a book in development.

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1 year ago

A group of entrepreneurs in San Francisco who are building a tool for managing the logistics of selling a house. The app, called Apprise, is meant to help sellers manage their home and prepare it to list on the market.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform that lets people connect to local artisans, which it uses to sell their products. It has a Slack channel for vendors, and will be launching a “shop local” app in partnership with local government in September.

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9 months ago

A food delivery service focused on healthy and organic products in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have $40,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

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9 months ago

A platform to help artists and artisans sell their goods directly to customers, via a website that helps them manage inventory and track sales.

39
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that’s building a next-generation financial services platform for the growing population of financially underserved people.

38
1 year ago

A new company that solves the problem of building and managing data pipelines and data warehouses. Founded in 2014, the company is still based in San Francisco and raising its Series A.

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10 months ago

This healthcare startup wants to help employees avoid the cycle of health insurance premiums and high deductibles. They send a monthly debit card to employees, and can be customized to cover a certain amount of money per month for a certain service, ranging from life insurance to primary care to dental. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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8 months ago

A project management tool that combines features from Trello, Basecamp, and Asana.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a platform that connects you to freelance “artisans” in your local area, allowing you to commission custom craftsmen or other professionals. It’s based in San Francisco and New York.

37
1 year ago

A company based in San Francisco that helps companies like LinkedIn, Google, and Facebook to attract and retain top talent.

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1 year ago

The unique thing about the startup is the way it uses AI to create new content (the company was recently named one of “Coolest Companies in San Francisco”)

37
6 months ago

A platform for managing a team's projects. It provides an online dashboard for project management tasks, and allows employees to collaborate via an online version of Asana.

37
5 months ago

Don’t want to spend hours creating content for your website, and don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a content management system

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9 months ago

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

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7 months ago

“The Uber of the wine industry”, a wine delivery service for people who don’t have time to sit at a bar and wait for wine to be delivered. It’s currently only in San Francisco, but is planning to expand nationwide later this year.

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5 months ago

An iPad app that lets people book a reservation to a restaurant. Starting with the San Francisco Bay area and a few other cities.

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1 year ago

A free, public-access platform for planning and sharing ideas on how to make San Francisco a better city.

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6 months ago

A startup for workers to schedule and pay for their cleaning services. The startup says the service is currently only available in San Diego, California.

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4 months ago

A food delivery app that’s launching in San Francisco this month.

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4 months ago

A SaaS product that helps businesses optimize their in-store POS systems. The company currently has 12 employees and is based in San Francisco.

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2 months ago

This company, based in San Francisco and Beijing, helps small businesses buy and sell online.

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1 year ago

A startup building a shared bike network in San Francisco. The company is looking to build a system that’s simple to use and ties back to the city’s existing Circulator bus system.

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2 months ago

A startup that wants to bring “small-batch” artisanal whiskey to the masses. “We’re not trying to replace the stuff that’s out there now,” said the team. “We’re trying to add another side to it.”

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1 year ago

In 2015, when asked about the app, founder and CEO of Asana, Dustin Moskovitz, said, "...it's not like you would have to go through and check every single piece of content on Facebook. It's not that hard to check if it's a link to a website. ... But we can't be 100% sure that the link is safe. And you want a social network that's not going to take you down."

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6 months ago

A startup looking to automate the process of scanning and converting hundreds of thousands of documents into a searchable database for the legal industry. The company hopes to be the go-to resource for legal teams, with their proprietary technology that allows for text-searching and intelligent summarizing.

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1 year ago

In these polls, the respondents were asked to pick the most innovative young companies in San Francisco Bay Area.

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8 months ago

This startup is building a platform that connects people who want to enter the IRS’ EITC program with tax preparers. The startup, which was founded by former EITC advisor Amanda Nalley, has already been used by tens of thousands of people to qualify for the tax credit.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to find and monitor the data you’re paying for in all your online accounts. The company has launched in NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles markets.

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9 months ago

 Slack is a chat app for team communication. The company’s founders want to build a Slack app that integrates with other platforms, such as Basecamp or Asana.

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8 months ago

A startup that connects users with people who are willing to buy their used items in the US. The startup will connect you with buyers in your area and help facilitate payments. It launched in San Francisco in July 2015.

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5 months ago

A startup that acts as a matchmaker between consumers and local businesses — now.com. Customers can search for businesses and read reviews, while businesses can list their items, pricing and contact information. The company is based in San Francisco.

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5 months ago

A company that wants to help with the clean-up of plastic waste. The startup has amassed a team of scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is bringing the science to a product that can be used by anyone.

31
11 months ago

This startup is a grocery delivery service that serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It has a total of 400 restaurants on its platform.

30
10 months ago

A voice-activated on-demand taxi service based in San Francisco.

30
5 months ago

This startup is building a connection between developers and local governments to help them build projects faster. They’ve had a great response so far, and the city of San Francisco is using them to build projects like the “people’s hub” on Market Street.

30
4 months ago

A way to make meetings more efficient and interactive. The company already has thousands of meetings booked on its platform.

30
1 month ago

A machine learning-based platform that helps companies analyze how customers interact with their products and make decisions based on that data. The startup is testing the platform with “a few thousand” small businesses in the Chicago area.

30
1 month ago

This startup is building an automated recipe-writing app that allows cooks to create recipes in a simple, drag-and-drop interface, and has hundreds of thousands of users. The startup wants to build the recipe writing platform for professional chefs, and is currently working on a way to scale it.

30
1 year ago

A platform designed to help businesses manage employees via integrations with other popular workplace tools like Slack, Asana, and Confluence. It also offers 30+ support agents to help businesses with problems.

29
7 months ago

A SaaS startup based in San Francisco, California. The company has been growing rapidly, claiming to have “signed up more than 20,000 people in just the past month”. Its app lets users schedule and pay for deliveries, including food and household items, with a delivery fee.

29
1 month ago

A food delivery startup from San Francisco, offering delivery from local restaurants to San Francisco residents.

29
1 year ago

San Francisco startup that aims to take the “chaos” out of making decisions by providing a mobile app that helps users decide between a variety of options and then buy the one that’s best for them.

28
1 year ago

A company that makes a looping video meant to be watched from the user’s couch. They’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors including Airbnb and Airbnb co-founder, Brian Chesky.

28
9 months ago

A Pinterest-like social network for artisans, with a focus on artisans in developing countries. The platform uses a marketplace to help artisans sell their goods and connect with customers, and features "artists in residence" to help guide new sellers.

28
2 months ago

In 2011, TechCrunch announced the first Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, and the event has grown to become a major tech event for entrepreneurs and investors. This year, TechCrunch is launching two Startup Battlefield events in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Los Angeles.

28
2 months ago

A fashion platform for e-commerce based in San Francisco.

28
8 months ago

It’s a location-based service for ridesharing. The company is currently in beta in the San Francisco Bay Area but hopes to expand from there.

27
7 months ago

This San Francisco startup wants to make it easier for companies to do things like collect insurance payments, send invoices, and get paid by their customers.

27
6 months ago

The startup is building a marketplace for artisans to sell their goods online. The goal is to build out enough consumer demand to build out a sustainable model for farmers.

27
4 months ago

A startup that says it is an “unconference” that brings together top startup teams to help them connect, learn and grow. The first Unconference was held in San Francisco in early June.

27
2 months ago

A ride-hailing app that connects passengers with drivers, who can be paid by cash or credit card. The company is still in early phases, but is working to connect drivers with passengers in the greater San Francisco area.

27
1 month ago

A digital marketing agency that can bring in clients’ websites to the top of search results. The company has already worked with over 100 companies, and says it’s the top performing digital marketing agency in San Francisco.

27
1 month ago

Founded in August 2017 and based in San Francisco, California, Y Combinator-backed Skip provides a way for businesses to get in touch with customers and keep track of purchases.

27
11 months ago

A startup that connects people who want to host an event with people who want to host an event. The startup has a staff of 20 and is based in San Francisco.

26
6 months ago

This startup is building an automated sales tool that helps you find your most profitable deals, track their progress and communicate with vendors. The startup has two customers so far, but plans to launch in the San Francisco Bay Area in Q3.

26
4 months ago

A food delivery startup that’s looking to replace the delivery driver entirely. The startup’s model is to put a fleet of drivers on the road, and use a proprietary system to manage the orders, route, and delivery. It’s using tech from the company that built the Uber app, and is launching in San Francisco in October.

26
7 months ago

A potentially life-saving medical device that turns a patient’s blood into a gel that they can inject into their bloodstream. It’s currently being tested on a few hundred people with a waitlist of thousands.

25
4 months ago

All of these companies use YC's office space at 1120 Market St in San Francisco, except for the following

25
4 months ago

A startup that finds and shares parking garage spots for around $10 per month. It’s fairly basic and focused on downtown San Francisco.

25
3 months ago

A small team of founders in San Francisco who work on tools that allow people in the developing world to create mobile apps.

24
3 months ago

A team of students from the University of California at Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz came up with a game that’s meant to help improve emotional intelligence and emotional resilience for kids. The game is designed to be engaging and fun, but still help kids develop their emotions and thinking skills.

24
3 months ago

A startup that helps artisans and small businesses compare options for shipping, porting, or storing their products. The company claims that, on average, its customers see a 21% increase in sales.

24
1 month ago

A startup that helps developers prioritize and track their projects. Instead of a long list of tasks, developers can create multiple tasks that run in parallel, with the app keeping track of their order. Other startups in the space include Asana, Basecamp and Trello.

24
1 month ago

 A “social network of businesses.” The company is building an app for businesses to find people to send their packages. It’s focused on a local market in San Francisco, especially for companies that have employees in the area but don’t have a local delivery service.

24
1 month ago

A software platform that makes it easier for fashion designers to collaborate with multiple brands. The company is already live in New York and San Francisco, and is working to launch in a handful of other cities in the next year.

24
1 year ago

KVRP-FM is a radio station broadcasting at 88.1 MHz in San Marcos, Texas which airs an Adult Contemporary format. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation.

23
7 months ago

This San Francisco-based startup is building a platform for businesses to manage the entire range of legal and regulatory compliance tasks.

23
5 months ago

A real estate data company gathers and organizes data on thousands of homes for real estate agents and brokers. The startup also has a plan to help real estate agents track which homes are selling for the most money, based on their data.

23
4 months ago

We’re in the middle of a renaissance of public speaking, with the rise of social media, and a rise in the popularity of TED Talks. But there’s a gaping hole where public speaking training and public speaking coaching should be. The founders of VLIVE want to solve the problem by providing live public speaking training and coaching to individuals based on their level of comfort.

23
2 months ago

A startup that wants to provide a more unified experience for using Slack, a popular chat app. It wants to take this message board-like service one step further by integrating with other services like Trello and Asana.

23
7 months ago

A tool that tracks and shares the performance of small businesses and helps them manage their cash flow. The startup is currently live in two markets, San Francisco and New York.

22
7 months 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.

22
7 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that offers a platform to build games with other companies.

22
4 months ago

A startup that lets drivers park for free in one hour increments in a few thousand cities. Rather than having to go through the hassle of finding parking spots in a city, Uber drivers can simply show up at the area they want to park and get a pass.

22
19 days ago

A digital platform that allows employees to forecast their hours and spend more time with their families. The company is based in Seattle and has a few thousand users who have used their program.

22
4 months ago

Designed for buyers of consumer electronics, this product helps users compare prices across hundreds of online retailers. The software scans thousands of consumer product listings from over 30,000 online retailers from all over the world. The company says it is already being used by over 1 million shoppers in the U.S.

21
3 months ago

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

21
3 months ago

A startup that helps people find roommates. It’s currently only in San Francisco, but the founders hope to expand to other cities.

21
16 days ago

A “food-delivery-as-a-service” startup that has launched in LA, San Francisco and New York. It’s a Web-based ordering system for restaurant kitchens, letting them order food for pickup or delivery and track delivery times.

21
4 months ago

A credit card that helps people prepay their rent and utilities. The startup has signed up “thousands” of users, and is currently trying to raise $500,000 on Indiegogo.

20
4 months ago

The San Jose, California-based startup offers an introduction to basic accounting, billing, and invoicing. The startup launched in San Francisco in December and was one of 10 finalists in the TechStars New York program.

20
4 months ago

A company that helps advertisers understand the demographics of the videos they’re running on Facebook. They’re currently working with 7 companies including Comcast, Nissan, and Advicent.

19
6 months ago

Tech startup X-Ray Vision is building a smart home security system that uses AI to identify security risks, including things like motion and sound, and send alerts to homeowners. It’s currently in beta testing in New York City and San Francisco.

18
4 months ago

A company that wants to use its machine learning to help you find the best deals at local stores. The company is self-funded and has already built a prototype. The company says it will use the funds from YC to scale its team and move into a warehouse in San Francisco.

18
2 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that gives users a “personal assistant” to do things like pay their bills, check in on them after they’re hospitalized, or even make medical appointments.

18
7 months ago

A company that wants to build an artificial intelligence-powered assistant for the home that can help with many everyday tasks like making a reservation, paying bills, and buying things online. The startup is based in San Francisco.

17
2 months ago

Google’s self-driving cars aren’t ready for the public yet, but that hasn’t stopped some people from building their own. The startup, which is based in San Francisco, is helping others build their own self-driving car kits in the hopes of creating a viable alternative to the Google car.

16
7 months ago

A startup that is building an app that allows people to pay their bills and get paid in one app. Currently in a private beta with a few thousand users.

14
1 month ago

A San Francisco startup that looks to disrupt the way employers provide healthcare benefits to their employees. The company is building software that allows employers to manage employees’ healthcare needs with a mobile app.

14
7 months ago

A San Diego startup is building a platform that helps make insurance more affordable for certain patients.

13
3 months ago

E-commerce for wine and spirits with a focus on craft and artisanal products. The startup wants to create a platform for smaller and more artisinal brands to sell to customers online.

13
28 days ago

A startup that’s building a “Netflix for movies”. It’s an online service that offers instant streaming of hundreds of thousands of movies, and is currently only available in the US.

13
22 days ago

If you run a B2B company, you’ve probably got hundreds of thousands of transactions, but you still need to make sure that your onboarding process is going smoothly. Contacts acts as a one-stop shop for all of your sales, marketing, and human resources processes so that you can get on the same page.

12
14 days ago

A Marketplace for freelance designers, where designers can post their designs, and then have them built by artisans in the marketplace.

12
1 month ago

A web application for managing workers’ schedules and wages, which built out of an internal tool used by the company’s HR department. The software is used by thousands of workers and their employers.

10
11 days ago

A tool for helping freelancers manage their expenses and plan for taxes. The startup has built an app that makes it easier for freelancers to track the money flows from their business, and provides a “tax your business” tool to help them calculate their taxes. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco area.

9
13 days ago

A platform for consumers to buy products and services from local artisans without leaving their home. The startup says the team has experience in retail and product development.

8
8 days ago

Notion is a portfolio manager for web startups, which it says is in beta. The startup is backed by a few notable angel investors and is based in San Francisco.

6
2 years ago

Idea: Find open parking spaces in San Francisco

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a platform to sell hot sandwiches to restaurants They say they have 7x ROI on customer acquisition, and are growing 10% week-over-week

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that enables people to track and record their eating habits It is currently used by thousands of people around the world

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2 years ago

Idea: A platform for SaaS companies to manage their customers’ subscriptions and billing, built for companies with thousands of customers.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to build the next generation of video calling services, tackling the problem of making video calls pleasant and frictionless.

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2 years ago

Idea: A platform for people to buy and sell digital goods easily. The company works with “thousands of sellers” in the US and Mexico.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to get people off the couch and get them playing table tennis. The startup’s primary focus is on what they call “casual players” — people who play recreationally, but don’t want to spend a lot of time practicing to get better. The startup offers lessons on how to play the game online, as well as in-person lessons in San Francisco.

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