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1 year ago

A retail delivery service where employees can scan and deliver items to customers’ doors.

232
1 year ago

An AI-powered tool for investors to make more informed decisions about what stocks to invest in. The AI scans the news, stock market data, and social media to provide investors with trends and insights.

226
2 years ago

The aim is to let consumers to pay for a 3D-printed object. One feature is that the 3D-printed object is scanned and then the user can print out an accurate digital version they can then use in their homes.

160
2 years ago

A startup that lets you scan a barcode and get a quote for repairs on your iPhone or watch in the UK.

157
1 year ago

Pexels is a stock photo platform that allows users to scan a barcode and add it to their library of photos. The startup has over 90 million photos in its database and is growing fast.

155
1 year ago

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

150
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that lets users scan in their groceries, learn how much it costs, and then print the bill at home.

147
1 year ago

The world’s first interactive robot taxidermist. It combines 3D scanning technology and a robotic arm to automatically fuse together a stuffed creature out of real animal parts. The startup says the process is simple for consumers to use, and can be done from their homes.

144
1 year ago

A platform that connects a mobile phone with a scanner to allow a person to scan and pay for goods with a mobile phone.

144
2 years ago

A system that allows people to request items from businesses by scanning a QR code and sharing the results on social media

136
2 years ago

A software company that helps businesses reduce fraud by providing an API for businesses to scan and verify invoices.

136
2 years ago

A mobile app that lets people monitor the cost of their medications by scanning their barcode or entering the pharmacy’s name.

135
2 years ago

A software & hardware startup that makes a $100 credit card with a built-in fingerprint scanner

134
2 years ago

A startup that helps employees scan and organize their company’s medical data. The startup also created a tool to help admins manage their health data.

132
2 years ago

A mobile app that allows consumers to pay bills by scanning QR codes or barcodes.

131
2 years ago

This startup is building an AI-powered platform that helps people manage their relationships with their doctors. It uses machine learning to automatically scan medical records and find patterns that indicate better compliance with doctor’s orders.

130
2 years ago

Future of Food is building an API that will allow food manufacturers to build custom labels for their products, allowing buyers to scan a QR code along with their smartphone and get product details and pricing.

129
2 years ago

A payment app that allows users to scan QR codes with the phone’s camera and pay the bill with a single click.

129
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a computer vision platform to help people scan products for defects at the factory level.

127
2 years ago

This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

126
2 years ago

A SaaS product that allows people to scan artwork and turn it into digital drawings.

121
1 year ago

A new way of paying for groceries. Instead of swiping a credit card, shoppers use their phones to scan a QR code for payment and a receipt.

121
2 years ago

A bug detector that scans for malware, like a virus, and blocks it out before it affects a computer. The company says it is meant to be used alongside antivirus tools to “protect your digital space” and is efficient because it operates at the lowest levels of the operating system.

119
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find apartments to rent. They are using machine learning to scan Craigslist ads, notify people that there are apartments available, and suggest the best rent/price range.

118
2 years ago

An AI-based system that scans your website and analyzes the technical data to help you improve your site’s performance.

117
2 years ago

A mobile ticketing app with a twist. Rather than having to enter into a ticketing website, users can simply scan their ticket and get a notification when they’re at the gate.

117
2 years ago

A way to quickly create barcodes for products, allowing them to be printed and scanned.

113
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help organizations build better customer service experiences. The startup builds artificial intelligence to help organizations capture customer insights with its software. It claims to be able to predict customer service issues by scanning a customer’s social media activity.

111
1 year ago

An email service that automatically scans your inbox for any wedding or event related emails and sends the relevant information to your other contacts, so that they can plan accordingly.

110
2 years ago

A way for consumers to sell their old electronics and get paid for it, using an app that makes it easy for the buyer to scan barcodes.

102
2 years ago

This company is going after the $1.5 billion USD market of people who have a ton of receipts, but can’t manage them. They’re building a toolset that uses artificial intelligence to scan receipts and automatically categorize them by month or a year to help people use them for tax filing.

96
10 months ago

A startup that “scan” brands, so users can instantly tell what’s in their drinks.

96
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for groceries, with a twist. The startup has built a technology that allows customers to scan the barcode of a product and order it for pickup at a grocery store, then pay via the platform.

95
2 years ago

An online marketplace for making and selling custom-made products using 3D printing. The startup is building a one-stop shop for all 3D design, 3D printing, and 3D scanning needs.

95
1 year ago

A platform for medical data sharing, from scans to lab results to genetic sequencing.

94
2 years ago

A startup with a mobile, blockchain-based identification system that allows a person to prove their identity and access their finances using a smartphone app and biometric data such as a fingerprint or iris scan.

93
2 years ago

CaseReev is a mobile checkout company that allows users to scan the barcodes of items in stores and pay with their mobile phones. The startup raised $1.1 million last year

93
9 months ago

A “smart security system” that can detect intruders by taking a scan of their faces.

91
2 years ago

An online marketplace for buying and selling used items and goods. The company is using a technology called RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to allow consumers to scan an item and find out what they’re worth on the platform, which they say is a cheaper way to buy used goods, and helps sellers by cutting out the middleman.

88
2 years ago

A software company that helps companies build biometric scanners for access control. The startup is using machine learning to build a system that can quickly identify someone by comparing their fingerprint with a database of millions of prints.

88
2 months ago

A web-based platform that lets you upload a photo of your dog and have it scanned to find out if it’s healthy or not

87
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.

86
2 years ago

Fits a 3D scanner into a backpack so you can easily scan objects on the go.

86
3 months ago

A mobile app that lets you scan objects, and the app will tell you their age and any other information.

86
4 months ago

A smartphone app that lets you pay for your cab ride directly with a thumb scan. They’re starting in New York City and hope to expand to other US cities.

85
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy to book flights on Scandinavian airlines. It’s currently a YC summer program.

83
6 months ago

Building a point-of-sale system that integrates with bar-code scanners like those in grocery chains or self-checkout.

83
2 years ago

A startup that is working to build the world’s first augmented reality grocery store. The idea is to create a way for users to scan a barcode to get an augmented reality display of what a product looks like in a store, before they’ve even left the house, with a camera view of what a product looks like at their homes.

75
3 months ago

A startup known as PayTag, which allows users to “unlock” their phones via Bluetooth, scanning a QR code on the phone and paying for the phone in the process.

74
1 year ago

A startup that wants to deliver service-oriented photo printing. Instead of printing, they are printing 3D models or scans of objects you’ve shot with your phone.

69
2 years ago

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

68
1 year ago

A tool that automatically scans photos for copyright infringement. The startup wants to help potential infringers to make sure their photos don’t get taken down due to false accusations.

68
1 year ago

 An AI-powered search engine that searches the web to find the latest, best sales and coupons. It uses an algorithm to scan the web for relevant information and compiles it into a report by category, city, and brand.

68
1 year 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.

68
4 months ago

A company that provides AI-assisted facial recognition software. The idea is that businesses can use the app to scan the faces of anyone who works for them and determine if they’re doing their job well. The app is currently being used by the University of Texas, but has also been pitched to police departments.

68
1 year ago

A new way to pay for groceries, with an app that allows customers to scan their items. The app will be able to take payments using cryptocurrency, and use machine learning to predict what customers might buy next.

64
1 year ago

An AI based on the brain scans of professional baseball players that can predict at what point a hitter will break his bat on a pitch.

63
1 year ago

The startup wants to use a combination of machine learning and data science to figure out a person's biological age based on a series of scans and measurements. The projections are meant to help people decide what to do with their retirement.

62
1 year ago

 A company that helps consumers book hotel rooms by scanning a QR code with their smartphone, and then using a mobile app to pay for it.

62
1 year ago

Automates the process of getting a fingerprint scanner to work on a device you already own. The startup is focusing first on Android devices and then extending to other platforms.

61
1 year ago

Replaces the barcode with a digital tag that contains all the necessary info in an easy-to-scan format.

61
1 year ago

 A startup that wants to solve the problem of credit card fraud by using a smartphone to scan a QR code on a payment. The startup’s $10 app will then send a text to the cardholder, asking them to confirm the payment before it’s completed. The startup says that within the next 12 months it will have 100,000 users.

61
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.

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1 year ago

A tool that lets you scan and track your food in a more convenient way.

61
1 year ago

The startup is working to make the task of maintaining and protecting clothes easier and more efficient. The company’s app helps users scan clothing into the app at home, and then sends them to a “laundromat” where they can drop off their clothes for washing.

59
1 year ago

A piece of software that turns any iOS or Android device into a mobile 3D scanner.

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1 year ago

This is a “notary” app that combines a notary, a photo scanner, and a blockchain for improved security. The app leverages existing QR technology to give notaries a faster, more secure way to verify documents.

59
1 year ago

A VR/AR platform that uses 3D scans of real estate to present you with a virtual walkthrough of a home or apartment. The startup is currently in private beta and has raised $1.5M.

58
11 months ago

A 3D printing service that uses 3D scanners to scan items and then prints them.

58
1 year ago

A world map for VR/AR, which is made up of 3D scans of cities and landmarks.

57
1 year ago

A way to let people buy gifts for each other with their phones. The startup is building an app that allows you to scan barcodes of items on the internet, then share them with friends to purchase for them with a few taps.

57
1 year ago

A tool for customers to pay for products and services on their phones, with built-in barcode scanning. Today the company has over 400,000 users and has seen similar traction to Square, though older.

57
1 year ago

3D scanning of objects, with a database for maintaining 3D models. With the help of the database, the company wants to build applications for things like digital signage, construction, art, and even retail.

56
1 year ago

A 3D scanner for making 3D models of things, like building prototypes or product packaging. The startup is backed by the CEO of Makerbot.

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5 months ago

A startup that has built a 3D printer for taking 3D scans of your body and building it directly into a 3D printed prosthetic.

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4 months ago

This startup is building a way to give consumers a simple way to create a virtual shopping cart via their mobile device. Users can scan products from a catalog and immediately order them. The app is currently available on iOS and Android.

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1 year ago

A 3D app that allows users to scan and digitize old books, turning them into searchable, accessible PDFs.

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1 year ago

Scanners for medical devices, built to help patients use them more efficiently. Currently focused on the UK.

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1 year ago

This company is building software that helps people go through their saved emails on the fly by quickly scanning them with their phone.

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1 year ago

A startup with a mobile app that allows individuals to pay for parking by scanning their license plate. It is first launching in the Boston area.

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3 months ago

A startup building a system of “lenses” that allow users to scan their own eyes at home and then have a doctor prescribe the right medications. The technology is already available to consumers, and they are taking pre-orders with the goal of launching in 2017.

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1 year ago

A blockchain-based platform for decentralized email, where it’s possible to do email transfer by scanning QR codes.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for business owners to use the same tools to run their business online as they do in the physical world. For example, users can use a smartphone camera to scan a QR code on a package and automatically get the package’s tracking info.

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1 year ago

This company aims to help with medical transcription. The startup is building a medical transcription platform that it hopes will replace the need for third-party companies like Lexmark and Scansoft.

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1 year ago

A digital payments app that allows users to pay merchants by scanning a QR code or scanning their phone at a point of sale.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A startup that builds a library of 3D scans to import into other 3D modeling software.

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1 year ago

The company aims to change the way people shop, by giving them a way to scan items and get product recommendations based on their preferences, similar to the way Amazon recommends products to you.

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1 year ago

A startup based in New York City that aims to kill the email inbox forever by creating a tool that allows users to “scan and organize” their email inbox, creating an “out of sight out of mind” mentality that could help people focus on the most important things.

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2 months ago

A company that sells a 3D scanner to help you create your own custom paper products like greeting cards.

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1 year ago

A group of engineers and designers developing a scanner and mobile app to make it easier for people to find parking and ticket free spots.

50
1 year ago

A tool that provides a way to keep track of your books and movies in the cloud. Given an ISBN, users can scan the book or movie into the app and it will notify when it is available for purchase.

50
1 year ago

Startup focused on the issue of supply chain fraud, building tools for companies to scan supplier documents to make sure that the products they purchase are what they think they are.

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1 year ago

This company wants to help people better utilize their workplace lockers, by giving them an app that can scan their key card for them.

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1 year ago

Using a phone, users can scan QR codes to send money to a friend who is in need.

49
1 year ago

A startup that creates fancy 3D models of houses from photographs and 3D scans of real houses. The company is using the data to help homebuyers visualize their new homes.

49
10 months ago

A startup that allows restaurant owners to scan their receipts and have them turn into email receipts.

49
8 months ago

A platform that allows users to track their food while they’re on the go. The service lets users scan their food with their phone, have it tracked and be notified when it’s ready.

49
3 months ago

A system that gives you a “whole-body photo” like a 3D scan of your skin. The startup sells this to hospitals and clinics that want to be able to see how your body heals after surgery or how different types of wounds heal differently.

49
2 months ago

A team of three that wants to help doctors create better-informed decision-making by giving them data on cognitive apps and brain scans.

49
3 months ago

A health tracking app, Fooducate claims to be “the first and only diet app that uses data to help you make better food choices,” that allows you to scan food items to learn what they’re made up of. The startup wants to make dieting easier by providing nutrition data straight to apps like Facebook and Slack to make it easier to fit a healthy eating plan into a busy lifestyle.

48
1 year ago

A startup that is building a digital platform for helping real estate agents track their clients’ needs and make recommendations. The platform, which is built on top of an app, allows agents to scan the home of a buyer or seller to find out what needs to be done, and offers those needs to the agent’s network of clients.

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1 year ago

 The startup is building a facial recognition and computer vision system, though their first product is a “smart camera” that scans the faces of pedestrians, then recommends the next person they should follow.

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10 months ago

A software company that helps identify fraud in the financial services industry by using machine learning to scan billions of financial transactions and identify patterns that exist because of fraud.

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1 month ago

The startup is building a mobile app (iOS and Android) that lets you scan and then communicate with your smartphone screen, to use your phone’s camera as a scanner.

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1 year ago

A platform that allows the owners of physical stores to digitalize the shopping experience. The company is building an app that lets customers scan and order products, then pay for them via their smartphone.

45
10 months ago

A startup that lets people order and pay for rides by scanning a QR code, with a $2 million seed round.

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10 months ago

This is a virtual reality startup that wants to build 3D imaging for medical research. The company wants to use a combination of 3D scanning and computer vision to capture, model, and analyze a patient’s tissue and organs, in order to train a machine-learning algorithm to identify cells and to spot abnormalities.

44
1 year ago

A tool for managing your business’s mobile strategy, whether that’s using your phone to order food, barcode scanning inventory and tracking sales, or conducting business from your phone.

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3 months ago

A San Francisco-based startup that aims to make it easier to use the camera on your phone to read the QR code and scan the barcode of a product at the store. You can scan a product, then see the item’s ingredients, price, or reviews.

43
2 months ago

Creates barcode-scanning technology to help businesses keep track of inventory.

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11 months ago

A money transfer business that works through WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. They also offer a QR scanner and a QR code generator.

42
10 months ago

A tool that helps you schedule your time, send reminders, and scan through your email to find the important events and tasks you need to do.

42
1 month ago

A company that has been building products for hospitals and other medical organizations for a decade. They have built products such as a bedside scanner that tracks a patient’s vital signs and charts, and patient-specific drug dispensers.

42
1 year 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.

41
2 months ago

A platform that allows you to order your groceries by scanning a barcode, then seeing what you need delivered to you via Uber.

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8 months ago

This startup is building a machine that can scan and reinterpret customers’ DNA to find the most effective treatment for their genetic condition.

40
5 months ago

A visual search engine for images, using computer vision technology to scan and match image content, similar to Google Image Search.

40
3 months ago

A company that scans bar codes to identify products through your phone, then tells you the price and availability of that product on Amazon.

40
2 years ago

Idea: An email security service that lets you see all messages that have been “scanned” by email providers like Gmail. Currently in beta.

39
5 months ago

This startup sells a doc camera, offering a device that can be used for office-based workflows and document scanning.

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2 months ago

The company is building a way for brands to have barcodes on their products that consumers can scan to see which product is the best match for their tastes.

39
11 months ago

A tool for online retail stores to scan and capture sales data, allowing them to do business analytics and automate back-office functions like shipping and returns.

38
7 months ago

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

38
1 year ago

Helping businesses connect their physical products directly to consumers via the internet with their app, which acts as a “smart shelf” that helps customers scan items and find products they can purchase.

34
1 year ago

A startup focused on building and designing a digital twin of a physical product. The team is creating an AI that can scan a product and predict what changes it needs to make to reach its objectives, and then build that change into the product.

34
7 months ago

A platform for people to “know” about their friends and family, for those looking for events, people to know about, or anything else. The company uses algorithms to scan your social media profile and help you know if your family or friends are safe or in danger.

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6 months ago

A 3D scanner that can identify and label objects in 3D space.

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6 months ago

The startup is building a mobile app that lets you scan barcodes from your phone and get a summary of products in your local grocery store. The company set up a system to scan the barcodes of over 200 grocery store chains in the U.S.

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1 month ago

A company that makes 3D printing and 3D scanning affordable for home users.

32
1 month ago

This startup makes it easy for you to take a photo of a portion of a book, scan it into a PDF, and then share it with a friend.

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19 days ago

This app is meant to help people easily pay for federal taxes by scanning a personal income tax form, asking for the user’s name and account number, and linking to the appropriate IRS form.

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12 days ago

 A company that aims to solve the problem of incomplete organ donation by enabling patients to upload their procedures, scans and scans, to be stored on a secure cloud for future retrieval.

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1 month ago

Uploader is a service that helps people save, share, and create videos. It scans through your library looking for clips to help you create a video, or it can suggest clips you might want to use. You can also search for clips and save them or upload them to your library. The startup also helps people sync their camera roll to the service so you can always find those clips on the Uploader website.

28
6 months ago

A cashierless convenience store that uses an app to let customers scan items and pay for them

26
2 months ago

This startup is building a way for people to exchange money via offline stores. Users scan QR codes on the products and the startup takes care of the logistics. The company wants to change the way people pay for things by using their phones instead of cash or credit cards.

26
8 months ago

This startup is building a video making tool that empowers users to create and share videos. The app’s early users include Shonda Rhimes, the Netflix executive who wrote Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.

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19 days ago

 A startup that allows users to scan physical objects and purchase them online. Users can use the app to find a wide variety of objects, from T-shirts to furniture.

22
5 months ago

This startup is building a way to pay for products and services through the Internet, with a mobile app and a QR scanner on a mobile device.

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1 month ago

 With the help of their software, people can scan their passport and automatically create an “e-passport”. The startup wants to use this to simplify issuing travel documents for the under-served.

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3 days ago

A startup that allows users to register a product in their name and then receive a “credit card” by simply scanning a QR code off the product. It’s a peer-to-peer marketplace, so the startup takes a cut, but it’s meant to be an easier, cheaper alternative to going through a bank.

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3 days ago

A mobile ticketing app that uses a QR code to scan to access the event.

9
3 days ago

A network of kiosks that allows users to pay for goods and services in-store by scanning a QR code on their mobile phone. The kiosks will be distributed across the country to customers that want to pay for goods and services using their phones.

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2 hours ago

A startup that’s building an AI that is able to read and understand medical images like CT scans and x-rays. They want to use it to bring diagnoses to people faster than they can get to the hospital.

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2 years ago

Idea: A software company that helps businesses use machine learning to scan their photo archives and bring out the best in

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that automates the process of making a 3D scan of a person using just a smartphone and a standard webcam.

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