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Self Startup Ideas



10 months ago

A social network for young people from 12 to 25, who want to do more than just share selfies and gossip. It aims to help young people find jobs, access opportunities, and connect with their peers.

16,184
3 years ago

A startup that is building a network of solar power microgrids, allowing users to self-generate their own power.

1,592
2 years ago

A new way to market yourself to investors

1,299
1 year ago

The company wants to build a self-service tool for content creators to share their work with their fans.

554
1 year ago

A company that builds a financial management software for self-employed individuals

549
10 months ago

A team of developers building a marketplace for self-employed remote workers to sell their services.

452
5 months ago

An AI-powered automatic scheduling app for sales teams, with a self-learning algorithm that learns your team’s sales cycle and automatically provides the correct hours for these cycles.

341
3 years ago

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

340
1 year ago

A portable battery that can charge your smartphone up to 100 times without charging itself. It relies on solar power to charge.

302
10 months ago

A self-service booking platform for businesses and small-to-medium-sized enterprises.

277
3 years ago

A new company, made possible with the launch of the new iPhone X, is developing a smartphone that looks like a watch and can be used to take selfies.

252
3 years ago

A startup that provides a gamified platform to help businesses understand and improve products and services to their customers. The startup sees itself as a kind of “Twilio for data”.

251
3 years ago

A company that makes a fully-functioning smartwatch that charges itself.

246
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make your money work for you, without having to do the work yourself. The company’s first product is a small device that makes it easier for people to open their credit card accounts, and has plans to expand to other financial products like insurance.

232
3 years ago

Digital training for self-driving cars, with courses that teach people how to become better drivers.

231
3 years ago

A self-driving, electric semi truck. The company says they’re trying to “make it a safer, cleaner way to transport goods”.

228
3 years ago

A “do-it-yourself” set of financial tools for people looking to manage their finances.

221
2 years ago

A “self-serve” platform that enables developers to build out their own bitmap font, so they can quickly build out a new font without needing to hire a designer.

202
2 years ago

A company that provides software that helps small businesses to operate better, faster, and more efficiently. It’s a cloud-based service that helps small businesses staff sales, accounting, and other functions. The startup has raised over $4.6 million in funding, and found itself in the news recently for an employee lawsuit.

201
3 years ago

Self-storage startup that’s growing at 20% month-over-month.

200
3 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses take advantage of a new type of insurance: self-funded insurance.

199
2 years ago

“A self-service machine learning tool”

185
3 years ago

This Israeli startup is building a self-driving vehicle that, unlike Uber's autonomous cars, is purely electric and doesn’t need a human driver at the wheel. The company is planning to launch a service in Tel Aviv in July.

183
2 years ago

Building a platform to allow people to make music together. The company wants to bring the “self-expression that comes from music-making together with the community that comes from sharing music on the Internet.”

178
2 years ago

A startup building a self-driving platform for agricultural applications, from crop and animal management to robot delivery of goods.

176
3 years ago

A platform for the self-storage industry that allows customers to share photos of their storage units, enabling renters to get in touch with customers and find out about the facilities.

174
3 years ago

A solar-powered $15,000 jacket that generates energy from the sun and has a built-in battery to charge itself.

173
2 years ago

The startup is pitching itself as a “Google Docs for people who have a hard time in meetings”.

173
3 years ago

A startup that lets you use your smartphone’s camera to take a selfie with your face sitting in the middle of a cloud.

169
3 years ago

This authentication app is made for Airbnb and other service providers. It lets you use your phone to make a secure token to authenticate yourself to an app.

169
3 years ago

A self-storage company that provides monthly payment structures to make customers feel like they’re paying less in rent than they actually are.

169
3 years ago

 A “quantified self” app for fitness enthusiasts to track their workouts and use the data to improve their habits

168
3 years ago

A self-service dashboard for companies using multiple accounting software.

167
3 years ago

A startup that lets you take a selfie and choose where you want it to appear – like Facebook’s ‘Camera Effects’ – in an Instagram-like interface that’s meant to show you how you look, not what you look like. The company has raised $2 million in seed funding.

167
3 years ago

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

167
3 years ago

This company is building an alternative to the social networks that people use to connect with others. Rather than posting updates about yourself, you can post updates about other people.

166
3 years ago

A self-service platform for hiring and retaining employees, which works on SaaS model.

165
2 years ago

A direct-to-consumer subscription service that focuses on providing tools for health and self-improvement. Offers access to workout plans, meal plans, and other content.

165
2 years ago

A self-driving delivery car for food and groceries. The startup is in talks with major food chains to take the software for a spin on the streets.

165
2 years ago

In the spirit of the “Uber for X” model, a startup that aims to “turn every car into a self-driving vehicle” for ridesharing services.

165
3 years ago

A platform for self-hosting, on-demand virtual reality content, allowing users to access VR worlds without a headset.

164
3 years ago

This startup is building a self-learning platform to help teach people the fundamentals of coding. The startup’s founders say that the product they have built is already powering over 20,000 students in 300 schools.

164
2 years ago

A self-driving car startup that plans to partner with ride-hailing companies to help get people to where they want to go.

163
2 years ago

A food delivery app that uses a self-driving car as the delivery vehicle.

163
3 years ago

An online platform for salespeople to self-publish content, and for buyers to find content that they are looking for.

162
3 years ago

A peer-to-peer lending company that focuses on college students. The company says it’s in talks with a few large consumer finance companies and would like to see itself included in student loan refinancing programs. They’re based in Delaware.

162
3 years ago

A startup for self-employed people to connect with clients and charge per hour. The startup is launching in June.

159
3 years ago

A self-driving car platform for developers and auto manufacturers. The startup wants to make it easy for carmakers to integrate self-driving technology into their vehicles.

158
3 years ago

A self-serve platform that connects independent contractors and clients across North America. The startup says their platform helps to reduce the overhead of managing a workforce, while providing an easy way for employers to find talent.

158
3 years ago

A self-employed system that helps small businesses buy and sell products and services on the internet.

158
3 years ago

A startup that helps people take charge of their emotional health by gamifying their self-care routine.

157
3 years ago

 A tool for self-employed agents to track their work and expenses, helping individuals, from photographers to coaches to dog walkers, keep track of their business.

156
3 years ago

A self-funded, fast-growing accelerator for retail ventures and consumer brands.

156
3 years ago

A self-service platform for independent auto service shops.

156
3 years ago

A do-it-yourself insurance company for self-employed people. The company, which launched a year ago, is using tech to help people underwrite their own risks.

154
1 year ago

A pitch from a pair of former YC founders, who say they’re using self-driving cars to help Detroit’s homeless.

154
3 years ago

A startup that wants to let you take a selfie of yourself, and send it to a friend who’s also taking a selfie, and then you two can see each other’s faces in real time.

153
3 years ago

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

153
3 years ago

A mobile app for small businesses to find the best deals for their products. The goal is to get people to comparison shop within the app itself, rather than using Yelp, CVS, or the Amazon Alexa hub.

153
3 years ago

a mobile payments system for India. The startup is pitching itself as a cheaper alternative to the likes of Google Wallet and Paytm.

153
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to help hotels automate their check-in and check-out process, using a self-check-in mobile app. They’re taking on competitors like Vogue and Rezidor.

152
3 years ago

The startup replaces the traditional “explainer video” with “explainer video docs” in which the video is just a version of the product itself.

152
3 years ago

A platform for self-driving car manufacturers to build their own maps and run their own fleets

151
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.

151
3 years ago

A tool for help with self-promotion and capturing content content on social sites.

150
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that is building a smartphone app that connects with a companion device that enables users to plug their phone into a charger, then plug their phone into other devices, like their car, so it can charge itself.

149
3 years ago

A startup that is building a mobile app to help connect owners of both old and new cars in a seamless way, using data from the car itself and from the cloud to provide information.

148
3 years ago

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

148
3 years ago

A startup that bills itself as a “Facebook for travel”, it allows users to share travel plans with family and friends

146
3 years ago

They want to build a self-driving, electric, solar-powered truck that can deliver goods by the hour.

146
3 years ago

The startup, called Picaboo, speaks to you via your webcam to make it easier to get the perfect selfie by applying a filter to your face.

146
3 years ago

A startup for startups looking to grow internationally. It’s a more self-serve approach than other startups, but the founders believe that they can provide the best service for a given price.

146
3 years ago

This startup is building a cloud-based, self-service administration platform for accounting, tax, and payroll. Their goal is to allow companies to scale their accounting practices and save them money.

145
3 years ago

A company that provides a toolkit for self-storage facilities to manage their inventory. The startup was developed by former YC founders.

145
3 years ago

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

144
3 years ago

A tool for setting up radio stations, which is self-funded, but a side-project.

144
1 year ago

An AI powered call center that promises to help businesses tackle customer service issues more effectively. The startup calls itself “the first AI-powered call center” and claims to be able to solve customer service issues more efficiently than humans. The startup is currently in closed beta in the US.

144
3 years ago

A 3D facial recognition tool that allows users to take selfies and instantly identify who they are and where they are. The idea is that it can help businesses reduce the risk of theft.

143
3 years ago

Notebook, an online service for learning and notes, has a self-serve platform, through which users can send handwritten notes to their favorite teachers for grading.

142
10 months ago

 A tool for the self-employed to manage their taxes. It’s a SaaS tool that helps you file taxes, track expenses, and pay taxes online.

142
3 years ago

A startup that bills itself as the “Uber for teachers”.

141
1 year ago

A self-serve marketplace for marketing services.

139
3 years ago

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

138
3 years ago

Pitching itself as “YELP for your personal life”, this startup attempts to make home-sharing a lot easier.

138
3 years ago

A startup that helps people who are self-employed or in small businesses understand their taxes. It’s building a better tax calculator and tax software for small businesses, with some initial funding from Accel Partners.

138
2 years ago

Want to get your employees to pay attention to their company’s social media presence but don’t want to manage the content yourself

137
3 years ago

A self-service platform that makes it easy for people to create and vet and review video ads.

136
1 year ago

A social network that helps people with disabilities share photos, videos and events with those without. It’s a self-contained platform that helps those with disabilities get social media posts and content out to the world.

136
3 years ago

This startup pitches itself as a “social network for developers”, with an emphasis on the “social” part.

135
3 years ago

A startup that powers the internet of things by allowing any connected device to be programmable for voice control, whether that be a home security system or a self-driving car.

135
3 years ago

Young startup that’s building a self-driving, electric semi-truck. Traveling 80 miles on one charge, the truck is meant to be used for local deliveries.

135
3 years ago

This startup’s goal is to help hotels and other hospitality businesses save money by using the same technology that powers self-driving cars to know where their employees are, and be able to send them on a break.

135
3 years ago

A self-driving car startup that’s raised a $5.5 million Series A.

135
3 years ago

A bike-sharing startup that has raised $5 million and launched in Seattle. The company bills itself as the Uber of bikes, and promises bikes that arrive within five minutes of being requested.

135
3 years ago

A self-driving Uber for trucking companies.

134
3 years ago

A company that wants to make self-driving cars into a commodity product. They want to offer the same experience to driverless cars that people use in cars today.

132
3 years ago

This is a project management platform with two components. The first is the product, a team collaboration tool that connects members to the other tools they use for project management. The second is the company itself, which focuses on building software to help teams achieve their goals.

132
3 years ago

This startup is building a smart door lock that learns to open itself based on who’s trying to enter.

132
3 years ago

A self-service multi-channel marketing platform that works across social, email, and traditional channels.

132
3 years ago

This is a startup that makes hardware that makes it easier to pick up and carry your coffee without scalding yourself. The company is currently only selling to the US, but they’re looking to expand internationally, and have raised $1.3M in funding from DFJ.

131
3 years ago

A “one-stop shop for all-in-one accounting and tax management”, with a web app and mobile app for self-employed individuals and small businesses.

131
3 years ago

The company has a fleet of self-driving delivery vans that can deliver anything from groceries to dry cleaning to furniture. The startup has 100 drivers in its first city of Los Angeles and plans to expand to other cities in the US and abroad.

129
10 months ago

As a company, they offer a laundry service, but their platform itself is an online marketplace where anyone can sell and buy cleaning products, offering a function similar to that of eBay or Amazon (but for cleaning products.)

129
1 year ago

A project management tool for freelancers and self-employed workers. The startup wants to help people make money and manage their time more efficiently.

127
1 year ago

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

126
3 years ago

Saving autonomous mapping startup HERE from bankruptcy. A consortium led by the German car maker and German insurance company has acquired the self-driving mapping software startup, with the group looking to merge HERE’s mapping data with Nokia’s mapping assets and use it to build its own self-driving car platform.

125
3 years ago

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

125
3 years ago

A startup that builds out self-service enterprise-grade analytics for businesses. FastForward provides tools for a profitable, high-volume marketing campaign.

124
3 years ago

A platform for “radical self-expression” for people with disabilities.

124
3 years ago

The company’s product is the same thing as the company itself — a platform for "instant" test-driven development. They’ve raised $25 million in funding to date.

124
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a self-checkout system for grocery stores. The company says that they’re already working with over 20 grocery chains.

124
3 years ago

A self-hosted online classroom for teachers, allowing them to bring their classes online. They’re looking for co-founders to help build out the platform.

123
3 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.

123
2 years ago

A startup that advertises itself as “the Airbnb of villages.” The company is building a marketplace for rural villages in India, where villagers can rent out their rooms for short-term stays.

123
3 years ago

A social media tool that allows users to upload selfies and then tag them with certain details. The startup wants to make it easier for people to tag a photo with information, whether it be the date or a description.

122
3 years ago

A startup that helps users create digital assets and manage them. It's a sort of self-hosted Dropbox for the digital world.

121
3 years ago

A tool that helps people find the best travel deals, picking up on the long tail of unadvertised fares. The startup is pitching itself as a sort of early booking agent, where customers can search for flights and then call in to a travel agent.

120
3 years ago

An enterprise-grade dashboard for managing customer service. It’s for in-person contact with a customer. It will be a hybrid of a self-service solution and a dedicated service.

120
3 years ago

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

120
3 years ago

This startup helps small businesses build websites from scratch using HTML5, CSS, and Google Fonts. The startup takes care of things like a logo, social media, fancy blog posts, and of course, the website itself. The startup is based in New York.

120
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a “self-service digital environment” for legal firms and law students with a heavy focus on helping them find the right law firm for them.

120
3 years ago

The startup is developing a new product in the self-serve kiosk market and is looking for seed funding

118
1 year ago

 An online platform that helps users build and manage a team of freelancers, with the company itself acting only as a middle-man. It’s a more sustainable alternative to traditional freelancing platforms like Upwork, and the company wants to use its own experience to help other companies build their own.

116
3 years ago

A self-service platform for working with real estate agents, allowing agents to provide a profile for clients, schedule appointments, and track the status of those appointments.

114
3 years ago

A platform for the self-employed that automates their payroll process, so they can spend more time doing what they love. It’s a great story about how an app is designed to solve an employee’s problem, but can also be built with their customers in mind.

114
3 years ago

A tool for managing a company’s fleet of self-driving cars. The startup is building a system for letting a driver take control of a car during a traffic jam, or for when a driver wants to take a longer break.

114
3 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.

114
3 years ago

A smart mirror that can tell you when you’re looking tired and how you can improve your self-care habits.

114
3 years ago

A “tech startup” which, in their words, “builds and operates a network of high-speed automated parking garages for self-driving vehicles.”

114
3 years ago

An online marketplace that helps self-storage facilities offer their customers more than just storage. It also helps them manage their books, marketing, and operations.

113
3 years ago

A device for the elderly that monitors what’s going on with their blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels. The company also wants to build a “elderly safe” home that automatically adjusts itself to the needs of the elderly.

112
1 year ago

A tool for managing and customizing Gmail, combining the power of Gmail itself with an interface for adding features that make it faster and easier to work with.

112
3 years ago

A platform of the future for self-driving cars, with a marketplace that lets companies sell their services to automakers.

111
2 years ago

A self-serve meal delivery program in Bangalore, India

111
3 years ago

A software-as-a-service platform that allows merchants to have a fully functional self-service checkout lane via a webpage.

110
3 years ago

The company aims to build a digital platform for self-driving vehicles that will allow users to manage their vehicles through a mobile app using a dashboard-like interface.

110
2 years ago

A startup that calls itself the Amazon of homeopathic products. The company sells and ships over a hundred products to consumers, including aromatherapy oils that help people relax. It’s the leading homeopathic e-commerce site in the UK.

110
3 years ago

A digital tool that helps people manage their finances. The startup is pitching itself as a tool to help people manage their cash flow and manage debt.

109
3 years ago

The "Y Combinator Blog" is a blog that provides updates about YC companies along with news about YC itself and the startup community.

107
2 years ago

A program for graduating students to match them with jobs and internships, pitching itself as an alternative to unpaid internships.

107
3 years ago

A startup that provides rewards for companies who manage their own self-service reporting and analytics for employees.

105
3 years ago

While the idea of a self-driving car might look like far-fetched science fiction, the reality is that the technology is already at work on the roads of the United States and Europe. However, it is still too expensive for consumers to access. The startup, which is still in stealth, is working to make the technology accessible at a consumer level.

104
3 years ago

A platform that helps users find great deals from local businesses, but don’t have to go to the store. The startup sees itself competing with Groupon, although it hopes to target smaller businesses and compete with Groupon’s recent move to focus on higher-margin, bigger deals.

104
2 years ago

The startup is pitching itself as a “social ATM” that will let you make payments in person and online through a single app

101
2 years ago

A startup that uses technology to connect the self-employed with customers and clients.

101
3 years ago

An AI that can teach itself to write new code.

100
3 years ago

An automated, crowdsourced, Wikipedia-like knowledge base for self-driving cars. The startup currently has over 100,000 self-driving car test vehicles in the US and Europe.

99
2 years ago

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

99
1 year ago

A platform that helps would-be consultants, who may be self-employed, find and hire an assistant.

97
2 years ago

The startup wants to make self-controlled health management a reality by bringing patients to doctors once they’ve self-monitored and measured their health regularly.

96
3 years ago

A company that wants to change how people pay for electric vehicles. It’s currently working with several large corporations and making a name for itself in the space.

95
1 year ago

A self-serve marketplace for dentists that allows dentists to set up a website, add their practice information, and give patients access to their services via a phone app.

95
3 years ago

A self-funded startup that’s looking to solve the problem of acquiring large amounts of data without having to pay a lot for it: they sell data as a service.

94
3 years ago

A platform that lets you create and manage bids for your project's bids for a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself.

94
2 years ago

A self-serve tool for selling goods on eBay.

94
2 years ago

This personal finance startup wants to help people build a complete and accurate picture of their finances. The startup itself is based on a DIY personal finance blog.

93
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a “book-making app” for creatives and writers, with a focus on lifestyle and self-improvement.

93
3 years ago

GoPayroll is a payroll software platform that allows small businesses to self-fund their payroll. The company is also building a freelance marketplace.

92
2 years ago

A self-lending service with a digital wallet and chatbot integration.

92
2 years ago

A platform for managing online communities, the startup says it “dedicates itself to creating healthy, productive, creative online communities.”

91
2 years ago

The idea is to help companies like Uber, Lyft, and others in the ride-sharing space figure out how to spend their capital more effectively. Lyft itself is working with a number of startups to do just that.

91
2 years 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.

89
2 years ago

A company that sells a system for autonomous vehicles to detect traffic and road hazards. The company is also building a self-driving car platform called Drive.AI

89
1 year ago

A self-financed startup, ArtForAll is building a platform that allows artists to sell their works on the web but also share them with retailers and brands.

89
1 year ago

A tool that helps you shoot video and make GIFs. The design is simple and the tool allows you to record yourself and make GIFs of what you’re saying.

88
2 years ago

A self-driving car startup working to redefine the process of buying a car.

87
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

87
2 years ago

A “machine-learning” startup that builds self-driving cars that can navigate in most environments and drive itself.

86
2 years ago

A new business centered on the self-employed. The startup is working on a way for freelancers to provide services to clients in advance, and then be paid after the work is complete.

86
2 years ago

A company that helps businesses buy back unused inventory from itself, then resell those that are still in good condition.

86
2 years ago

A self-branded purveyor of millennials-focused products, including clothing, furniture, and other items.

86
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a self-driving, electric vehicle that can charge on the go.

86
2 years ago

A startup that wants to replace the ad-tech industry by building a self-serve platform for advertisers to create and manage their own ads and campaigns.

84
2 years ago

A wave-generated, self-powered electricity generator

84
2 years ago

A self-learning AI engine that’s aimed at predicting customer behavior and building loyalty.

83
1 year ago

This startup is building a self-driving golf cart for the handicapped, with the hopes that it will help people more easily enjoy and play golf. A prototype is tested in a parking lot in San Francisco.

83
2 years ago

A platform for self-driving car startups to work with automakers and test their new technologies, and for automakers to do the same for self-driving startups.

82
2 years ago

A startup that leverages machine learning to help people who have anxiety and depression more easily know how to cope with their condition. It’s meant to be a self-help tool.

82
2 years ago

A self-service platform for managing your student loan.

81
2 years ago

A self-serve platform for scheduling dental appointments across the country.

81
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build modular, self-contained smart homes

81
2 years ago

A startup that helps diabetics create self-monitoring and self-management plans for their conditions.

81
2 years ago

A self-driving car startup that builds its own hardware, to create a platform for car manufacturers to build autonomous cars.

81
2 years ago

This startup makes the “world’s first build-it-yourself” device that connects to a mobile app to consume, record, and transmit data from various medical devices to a mobile phone.

81
2 years ago

A software company that’s building a product for self-employed workers to manage their own time and taxes without the need for a third party.

81
1 year ago

A company that markets itself as the “Netflix for podcasts”, the startup allows users to get digital access to podcasts for $5 per month.

81
1 year ago

A self-described “GMAT-killer”, which claims to help students improve their GMAT by more than 200 points.

81
1 year ago

A self-service app-building platform that allows users to build apps without needing to be technical.

81
2 years ago

A self-driving, electric vehicle startup. The startup is building an autonomous electric vehicle that can be used in public transit. The cars are currently in beta.

80
2 years ago

A self-driving electric bike that can be rented by the hour that launches in Q4 2019.

80
2 years ago

A self-service platform that aims to help businesses negotiate insurance costs.

80
2 years ago

A self-driving car startup that is building an “airport-as-application” for managing travel.

80
2 years ago

A machine learning platform for self-driving cars

79
2 years ago

This startup is building a device that allows anyone to send a text message from their computer to a phone number. The device itself is a wristband with a camera and a way to send a photo via a text message.

79
2 years ago

A “self-service” tool for small businesses to create, manage, and share their employee benefits.

79
1 year ago

A self-serve order management system for restaurants and food trucks.

79
8 months ago

This startup wants to turn self-driving cars into a service, allowing users to book a ride in advance so they can go home from the airport, or just get a ride to a nearby restaurant. Uber has a similar service in a few cities.

78
2 years ago

A tool for self-employed individuals to organize their taxes and financial accounts.

77
2 years ago

A product that allows people to build mini-websites with content, all of which are connected to Twitter. The startup is using the funding to build more of a team, with the goal of launching the product itself.

77
2 years ago

A platform for self-service cloud storage that’s available on the web and mobile, and is backed by $8.2 million from investors including Sequoia.

77
2 years ago

 A tool for building mobile applications for iOS and Android. AppLocale bills itself as the “Swiss army knife of mobile.” It is a full-stack UI toolkit with a drag-and-drop builder, APIs, and SDKs.

76
2 years ago

 A startup that wants to make it possible for people to pay rent with a self-owned credit card. The startup is completely mobile, allowing renters to pay their rent on the go, and send the payment to their landlord through the app.

76
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring self-driving delivery and home service robots to your home. It’s a simple 3-step process to get a robot to bring you a clean or cooked meal in under 30 minutes.

76
2 years ago

A self-serve platform for renters, allowing them to find and secure housing via mobile apps, then set up automatic payments and renewals.

76
2 years ago

A self-sustaining research community that connects researchers with researchers, patent attorneys with patent attorneys, and innovators with innovators.

76
2 years ago

A self-driving platform for the automotive industry, the startup claims to allow car manufacturers to build cars that can be steered by a human driver, but that can also navigate on their own in the case of an accident.

76
1 year ago

A startup that helps track down insurance claims for people self-insured.

76
1 year ago

A startup that lets you rent bikes and self-drive them, building a community around shared rides and use of self-driving vehicles.

76
3 years ago

This is a tool that helps businesses in the US comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The startup helps companies perform a self-assessment on their health insurance plans to see if they comply with the rules of the law. The code is open source.

75
2 years ago

A company that helps you better understand your social media habits, so you can better market yourself and your business.

75
2 years ago

Pitching itself as a “Yelp for people”, the startup is a curation app for people looking for to work from home gigs.

75
2 years ago

A startup that’s developing a self-driving electric vehicle for the cost of a $1,000 taxicab. It’s a smart car that communicates via Bluetooth, offers a variety of car-related services, and can be controlled through an app.

75
2 years ago

A software developer that works with companies to help them design and build self-service sales and lead management systems. The startup, which launched in 2018, has 150 clients.

75
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies acquire, manage and distribute online video ads in the US. The company is looking to sell video ads on a self-service marketplace.

75
1 year ago

A way for businesses to manage their employee benefit plans more efficiently, especially for those that are self-funded.

75
1 year ago

A tool for collecting data from machines and sending it to a central server. The startup can use it to power self-driving cars, for instance.

75
1 year ago

A startup that calls itself “your logistics concierge”, with a focus on big international companies

75
2 years ago

A self-driving platform that helps startups and early stage companies test their autonomous car software. It’s meant to let companies test autonomous car software in simulated environments, with data on how well their cars are handling situations they’d actually encounter.

74
1 year 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.

74
2 years ago

The company’s site claims that it is “one of the world’s largest network of independent, self-employed freelance professionals”, and that they’ve built a platform to “connect professionals to customers via a global marketplace”.

73
2 years ago

A social app that lets you set up groups of friends and family to help you out with tasks at times you’re not able to do them yourself.

73
1 year ago

A “self-learning” app that learns your writing style and adapts to your preferences

73
2 years ago

An alternative to the pay-per-click model of web advertising that’s based on a subscription model rather than a pay-per-click scheme. It’s pitching itself as a way for both marketers and consumers to get the information they want.

72
2 years ago

A digital ecosystem that helps people connect with one another in the community, including a marketplace for self-storage, equipment rentals and more.

72
2 years ago

A startup that specializes in HR software for startups, focusing on self-service. The company wants to help people make their HR software work for them, making it easier for startups to get things done without needing to pay for HR services.

72
2 years ago

A free software application allowing people to build miniature, self-driving robots.

72
2 years ago

This self-hire freelance platform is built for the modern workforce.

72
2 years ago

A new way to get you to your appointments and in the right place at the right time, powered by self-driving cars.

72
2 years ago

This startup wants to help people who are self-employed get a regular paycheck and benefits.

72
1 year ago

A startup building a software toolkit for self-driving cars, meant to make it easier for companies to develop autonomous vehicle apps.

72
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a “self-serve” marketplace for home repair and maintenance services.

71
2 years ago

The idea is to bring together self-employed people under one roof, enabling them to access services like health insurance, taxes, and retirement planning at a discounted price. A&M currently has 10 people signed up and plans to expand to 40 in the next few months.

71
2 years ago

A company that helps people do better by themself, by connecting them with the right professionals.

70
2 years ago

A company that helps do-it-yourselfers build their own computerized drill press, with plans to offer on-demand service.

70
9 months ago

A startup that helps people find the closest parking spots in a city, with parking data sourced from the city itself.

70
2 years ago

This is a startup that’s seen as a smart contract for insurance. It’s a platform for self-insured employers who want to collect and distribute payments to their employees.

69
2 years ago

A simple, in-app tool for self-employed individuals to take a self-employment tax deduction. The startup wants to make it as easy as possible for people to deduct taxes, and it’s currently running a small pilot.

69
1 year ago

A company that makes a smart doormat, which is to say, a smart door mat that can open and lock itself when you’re at home.

69
2 years ago

“A self-storage management platform that automates the management of storage facilities, offering storage owners access to easy-to-use, smart service management solutions.” The company currently has $1.5M in funding, with plans to launch in Q4 2020.

68
1 year ago

A new hardware platform for the Internet of Things that lets hardware be built with a common set of APIs. The hardware itself is open source, and the company will work with developers to make the hardware work with other software.

68
1 year ago

A “self-affirming” dating app that aims to make finding a match easier for people who are self-assured.

68
1 year ago

Real-time feedback for the early adopters of any new product or service. The startup uses polls and comments on the product itself to determine if people like the new product or not.

68
1 year ago

A selfie app that allows users to place themselves in a collage of photos.

68
2 years ago

A self-service tool for enterprise software that helps salespeople track leads, close deals, and monitor their performance. The startup is building on the success of its previous product, a CRM.

67
2 years ago

A self-service digital platform that allows companies to manage the sale of their products, inventory, and service agreements.

67
2 years ago

A startup that is trying to build a self-healing device for cars.

67
1 year ago

A company that has created a new type of self-driving car that is designed to be used in crowded areas, mainly at malls and retail stores.

67
1 year ago

A startup that is building an IoT-based smart home system, with an inbuilt app that you can use to control your home. The idea is that the startup itself is a hardware hub, connecting hardware from different vendors with a single app. The company is backed by Y Combinator.

67
2 years ago

A startup that lets you take a selfie and it will show you your ideal hairstyle, skin tone, and outfit.

66
2 years ago

A distributed insurance platform for people to self-manage their health care. The startup offers a way to buy and sell affordable insurance, and also offers a way for people to pay for individual health plans with their own funds.

66
2 years ago

Idea – A social network for people who like to take selfies. The startup helps people take better selfies by giving them the correct lighting, angle, and perspective.

66
2 years ago

A company that will replace existing safety tools for self-driving cars, including collision avoidance systems, with a dashboard that overlays cameras, radar, lidar, and other sensors.

65
2 years 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.

65
2 years ago

Our team is trying to disrupt the world of product development by creating a platform that allows startups to focus on great product ideas instead of building the product itself.

64
2 years ago

A company that is building a service that takes your current job title, cross-references it with your LinkedIn profile, and gives you suggestions on how to make yourself a more valuable employee.

64
10 months ago

A self-serve platform for assembling and repairing electronics. It’s a DIY version of Flashforge and MakerBot, but with a more hands-on approach.

64
2 years ago

A startup that wants to move from the “iPhone to the iPhone”. Instead of building apps for the iPhone itself, they’re building specialized apps for all of the things you can do with an iPhone. For example, they recently launched an app that lets you control your Nest thermostat with your iPhone and use it as a webcam.

63
2 years ago

This company is designing an app that allows people to make their own items of clothing and sell them to consumers on the app. The startup also wants to move into the fashion space itself.

63
2 years ago

This company provides data on the income of self-employed workers in the US.

63
1 year ago

A gaming server for esports teams, with features like a “selfie room” where players can take photos and selfies, and put them on the team’s profile.

63
2 years ago

The startup is building a service for small businesses to sell their products on Amazon, but for a fee set by the seller (rather than Amazon itself.)

62
2 years ago

A self-service analytics platform, which lets businesses gather data from all of their channels, and access advanced analytics on top of that.

62
2 years ago

An email newsletter that lets you send it to yourself so you can read it later and improve your skills.

62
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses manage a fleet of deliveries using self-driving delivery vans

62
1 year ago

A real-time video editor for Facebook live videos, allowing for easy video editing in the browser. The startup calls itself a “Tay” for video, and has built a following of 4,000 users in 2 months.

62
1 year ago

A tool to help small businesses in the UK and Ireland manage their tax filing. The company offers a free, self-service tax filing tool that lets businesses file their tax returns online, and pay their tax electronically.

62
1 year ago

A startup that builds hardware for self-driving vehicles, with an app that helps teach other people how to code for self-driving vehicles.

62
1 year ago

A company building a self-driving car that can be safely driven by an amateur and can be taught by an experienced driver.

62
1 year ago

 It’s an app that allows you to take a selfie, upload it to the app, and then get your friends to rate it. The idea is that you’ll get better ratings if your friends like the same things.

62
2 years ago

A tool for teachers to automatically make links fit the curriculum. The startup has built a tool that generates links to lesson plans, which are then embedded into the lesson plan itself.

61
2 years ago

This startup is building a “self-service” HR system that helps companies be more efficient and more effective.

61
1 year ago

A startup for selling and buying bike parts, from the bike itself to lights and seats.

61
1 year ago

A company that has developed a "large-scale, data-driven self-storage infrastructure."

61
1 year ago

Self-contained organizations that can be easily launched or dissolved on short notice.

60
1 year ago

A self-serve restaurant where customers order from a menu of pre-made meals that’s delivered in 30 minutes. By using robots to prepare meals in advance, the company is able to offer a consistent menu across its locations.

60
11 months ago

A self-driving delivery robot that can be rented for deliveries.

60
11 months ago

A startup that helps you create and test landing pages, taking away some of the hassle of building them yourself.

60
2 years ago

A platform that allows a business to rent space in their storefront for shoppers to use to do their own shopping. This is done either by the business itself or by a third party that acts as an agent.

59
2 years 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.

59
1 year ago

A “self-service digital advertising platform” that helps publishers and advertisers work together to realize their own campaigns.

59
1 year ago

A company that helps nuclear power plants introduce self-driving cars to their facilities, with the goal of saving money and reducing carbon emissions.

59
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build video games to help people get over their phobias of public speaking and public speaking itself

59
1 year ago

A B2B company that provides a way to manage a business’s IT infrastructure. It’s a SaaS product that allows businesses to manage their IT infrastructure through a single dashboard in a self-serve manner.

59
2 years ago

A web-based platform for managing a fleet of self-driving vehicles, integrating with all the major systems including Waymo, Uber, and Tesla. The startup’s platform is built on the open source OBD2 standard and uses the same kinds of sensors as Tesla's Autopilot.

58
1 year ago

A platform meant to help autonomous vehicle companies and people who want to use them self-drive.

58
11 months ago

A crowdfunded project for a custom, self-driving electric skateboard

58
1 year 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.

57
1 year ago

You know how it’s hard to get those 15 minutes of exercise you’ve been promising yourself Your phone’s always in your pocket, and you’re always distracted. The app uses a combination of motion-activated sensors and beautiful audio prompts to keep you working toward your goals.

57
11 months ago

A company that plans a self-driving electric car for the masses, building on a platform launched by the Chinese auto giant Chery.

57
2 years ago

A platform for self-driving resource allocation, allowing the company to find and allocate the right resources to the right things.

56
2 years ago

A company that assists small, local businesses obtain loans. The company doesn’t lend money itself, but instead works with other lenders to provide them with the data they need to be able to make their own loan decisions.

56
2 years ago

A mobile app that allows users to safely take selfies of themselves to supplement their visual memory.

56
1 year ago

A self-driving construction vehicle that can detect objects and avoid them, and has the ability to drive in reverse.

55
1 year ago

A bus pass for seniors, priced at $20 per month, and automatically renewing itself for 10 months.

55
1 year ago

A financial services startup that aims to make life easier for the self-employed, providing tools for budgeting, investing, and tax planning.

55
1 year ago

A startup that lets you quickly create a digital avatar of yourself, allowing you to “be” your own avatar on the Internet via a whole host of digital services.

55
1 year ago

A product that lets users create their own version of Facebook, with its own user-friendly interface and powerful tools to help you build your fan base, connect with others, and better promote yourself and your content.

54
1 year ago

A software development startup that uses Slack to streamline the process of creating new apps, and has moved on to building new apps and services itself.

54
1 year ago

A startup for real estate professionals, pitching itself as a Google for real estate agents.

54
1 year ago

A self-hosted, free, open-source program for health-tracking.

54
1 year ago

The goal is to improve the educational experience for self-driving car engineers by replacing the monotonous work of copying and pasting data into a spreadsheet with the more creative task of creating a 3D model.

54
2 years ago

This company, which was founded in 2015, helps companies hire workers in the Philippines. It uses a mobile app to connect recruiters with workers and to manage the work itself.

53
1 year ago

 A social network for the self-employed, allowing freelancers to connect with each other, share tips and services, and engage on projects.

53
1 year ago

A provider of insurance for self-employed people.

53
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI system that helps autistic people self-navigate and find the best way to get to where they are going.

52
1 year ago

A digital assistant to help busy people around the world manage their finances. The startup compares itself to the digital assistants in both Apple’s Siri and Google Now, but with a different purpose built for managing finances.

52
1 year ago

This company helps those in need by paying people a small sum when they take the time to take selfies, record videos, and then share them on social media. It’s a way to collect data on poverty in the digital age, and it’s also a way to raise money for charity.

51
1 year ago

A startup that helps users show off their photos, videos and selfies to their friends.

51
1 year ago

A self-service accounting platform that people can use to manage their personal finances and taxes.

51
10 months ago

This company is building a tool to help people self-scale, allowing them to set up their own social media accounts and get followers without signing up for an account through a platform.

51
1 year ago

A self-learning AI app for kids. Creates a “self-learning” AI for kids that helps them learn by doing.

50
1 year ago

A startup based in Brazil that says it's building a “self-driving” platform for online dating.

50
1 year ago

Self-service catering for restaurants in Europe, developed by the co-founder of OpenTable.

50
1 year ago

A company that provides a new type of security software that works like a lock (that you can't physically lock yourself out of). The idea is that it prevents people from editing their own content, and also helps to prevent fraud.

49
2 years ago

 A self-serve platform that allows anyone to create an online store or e-commerce storefront. The startup has 13 employees and is bootstrapped.

48
1 year ago

The startup is building a new standard for what an API is. The company gathers data from over 20 APIs, then organizes it into a single, self-contained API.

48
1 year ago

A self-driving electric bike company that produces a line of electric bikes that fold up into a bag and can be used as a bike-share system.

48
1 year ago

WeChat is a messaging app popular in China that’s being developed by a company that’s not even based in China, instead choosing to base itself in Hong Kong. The app is similar to Whatsapp, but with a focus on shopping and gaming.

48
1 year ago

A self-driving valuation platform that uses machine learning to set a valuation on a company before it even launches, using a “simple formula” to estimate a company’s potential.

48
1 year ago

A self-driving car platform that can also deploy human drivers in a car, with a pilot program in London’s Greenwich district.

48
1 year ago

A “do-it-yourself social network”, allowing you to share photos and videos, and easily follow your friends on Instagram and Twitter.

48
1 year ago

A business that turns any car into an autonomous vehicle. The startup wants to use a combination of sensors to create a “self-driving car for the masses.” It’s been through YC twice, and says it has a working prototype with a working business plan.

48
11 months ago

The average American spends $40,000 annually on their car, and this startup wants to help people save that money with self-driving cars, made possible by a partnership with Uber.

48
2 years ago

 A hot dog startup focused on improving the beef supply chain using artificial intelligence and computer vision. The startup is building a “beef-improvement protocol,” designed to be a “clever self-learning system” that can identify the best cuts of meat.

47
1 year ago

One of the most significant investments to come out of Y Combinator in 2014 was a $500,000 seed funding round for Linchpin. The company has since been working on a tool that helps small business owners organize and market their brands. The company is looking to raise a $1.5 million seed round to reach the point of paying for itself.

47
1 year ago

A platform for people to write about their careers and books and share their writing with others. Self-published authors get paid for their work, and readers gain access to the work of other writers.

47
1 year ago

An AI-powered, self-learning personal assistant that handles the mundane, boring tasks of daily life. The company’s founders say it can organize your schedule, set reminders, and even order takeout.

47
2 years ago

A startup that allows a person to do “self-service” for their home and car. The application, which is built on the Salesforce platform, allows users to change their locks, adjust thermostats, and get the latest on manufacturer recalls.

46
1 year ago

A customer support and live chat software for retailers. The startup sees itself as a competitor to other marketplaces like Zendesk, LivePerson, and Zendesk Live Chat.

46
1 year ago

A startup that covers the world of business and self-improvement, and enables users to earn money for their posts.

46
10 months ago

A “do-it-yourself” subscription service that lets users swap their phone for a new one every year.

46
3 years ago

Idea: Open source, self-hosted analytics for ecommerce

45
1 year ago

A platform for online learning through self-directed study.

45
1 year ago

This startup is building a solution for managing their fleet of self-driving cars. Right now the company has tested their own fleet of self-driving cars in SF and other cities and will soon launch in SF to test their product on the streets.

45
9 months ago

A startup offering a fully self-contained neonatal incubator for home use.

45
1 year ago

A self-serving AI bot that will learn how to cook its own meal.

44
1 year ago

A simple, self-hosted WordPress site for small businesses. It will be made available for free for businesses with fewer than 10 users.

44
1 year ago

A startup that bills itself as an online marketplace for sourcing, buying and selling of used medical equipment across the world.

44
1 year ago

 “Client-driven, fully-featured, enterprise-grade, self-service marketing automation.”

44
1 year ago

This startup is developing a way to deploy software at the speed of telecom. The company wants to make it so that your phone can update itself whenever you upgrade your phone, rather than having to wait for your provider’s OS to update and then waiting for the app to be updated.

44
9 months ago

This startup helps customers track their usage and compare it against other people. The startup sees itself as a way to “force everyone to be more energy efficient.”

44
8 months ago

A “self-driving, affordable, solar-powered, all-electric delivery van” for food deliveries.

44
1 year ago

 A company that provides the tools for the more than 1 million people in the US who are self-employed and earn less than $50k.

43
1 year ago

A tool that helps authors self-publish their books

43
1 year ago

A startup with a very unusual (but interesting) business model. Instead of charging a monthly fee, Mattermark sells itself as a kind of “product research service” to customers, who pay when they find an investment-worthy stock.

43
1 year ago

POS Software that allows machines to be self-service, with digital ordering, kiosk ordering, and a digital customer check-in

43
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a SaaS product that enables self-storage facilities to access their data in a centralized dashboard to improve operations and increase revenue

42
3 years ago

Idea: A new kind of ecommerce platform for physical goods, where every product page has a video embedded. The company calls itself “a new kind of ecommerce platform for physical goods, where every product page has a video embedded.” Users can watch videos to hear the story behind the product, or if they want, can touch the screen and hear the video narrated by a voiceover.

42
1 year ago

A game where you play as a psychopathic serial killer that has to kill innocent people in various locations. The game is intended to be creepy and make you feel bad about yourself.

42
1 year ago

A funding platform for young companies, pitching itself as a startup investment club.

41
1 year ago

The company’s mission is to “elevate the art of the selfie to a new level” by making sure it’s a simple and fun experience.

41
1 year ago

A self-funded startup that’s building a tool for communicating with your insurance company, allowing you to check what’s covered and when.

41
1 year ago

The first-ever open-source, modular, offline, self-contained, intelligent, self-service, smart, and fast cash deposit machine.

41
8 months ago

A startup that brings a personal touch to your online banking. It’s meant to be your “personal banker” and it’s like a more friendly, self-directed version of your regular bank. The company’s founder says it’s already working with 100 customers on their first product.

41
1 year ago

Tomo is building a way to make it easier for businesses and other organizations to handle their customer data. They’re a self-hosted app for multiple cloud providers, letting people create databases and use them for marketing, CRM, and analytics.

39
9 months ago

A self-driving electric vehicle startup.

39
9 months ago

A company that’s building an open source self-driving platform. The platform is designed to be modular, so that it’s easy for developers to build different self-driving solutions around it.

39
1 year ago

A company that makes self-driving car simulations that allow software to “drive” the vehicle in the same way virtual reality simulators can help a pilot learn to fly.

38
1 year ago

A company focused on helping people build a business that can sustain itself for the long term in the face of rising costs and unstable internet connectivity.

38
1 year ago

A “smart condom” that senses and responds to the user’s body heat, humidity, and movement. The condom is self-contained and contains sensors that adjust its sensations based on the user’s responses.

38
8 months ago

A tool for making mobile apps for kiosk devices like ATMs and self-checkouts.

38
8 months ago

A company that “builds self-driving vehicles for the masses”, buying up concepts from the likes of Tesla and Ford.

38
9 months ago

A semi-truck delivery service that wants to replace the human driver with self-driving vehicles

37
1 year ago

Self-service tools for SMB’s that want to buy and distribute their own legal cannabis products.

36
1 year ago

A fintech company with a focus on credit products for women. The company is pitching itself as a cheaper alternative to the big banks, and is already working with a number of small businesses.

36
3 years ago

Idea: A self-learning, natural language processing platform for chatbots that can connect with any API

35
1 year ago

 A connected and self-driving vehicle platform that automates vehicle routing, including ride sharing, self-driving, and vehicle monitoring.

35
11 months ago

This startup is building a “self-driving” elevator system, which is designed to transport people from the first floor to the second floor of any building.

35
1 year ago

An online marketplace for certified therapists, offering exams, phone consults, and customized therapy plans depending on a person’s needs. The startup also hopes to provide people with a digital platform for self-care.

34
1 year ago

This startup is building a way to build decentralized apps on mobile devices. The startup wants to make it possible for people to build apps that require access to data that can only be obtained by getting in touch with the organization itself — like an app that helps you find your insurance agent.

33
1 year ago

As a brewer, you often see people wearing a t-shirt with a beer name on it. This startup is working on a way for you to get the beer right on the shirt itself.

33
11 months ago

A private messaging app that lets you send self-destructing messages that vanish after a certain amount of time.

33
9 months ago

A startup that wants to allow you to create your own augmented reality experience. It’s a sort of digital drawing app, but with a twist — it allows you to make a 3D object with a digital version of yourself, and then add interactive elements, like touchscreens, lights, and sounds.

33
1 year ago

A platform for assembling apps, focused on developing mobile games. The company specializes in two categories: “advergames”, which are games that the company makes itself, and “mobile games”, which are made by third-party developers and sold through the portal.

32
11 months ago

Idrobot is building a modular robotic platform inspired by the 3-D printer, and a robot that can assemble itself.

32
7 months ago

A tool that lets you email a link to a file or folder to yourself, without having to upload it to the cloud.

32
7 months ago

A self-service, self-managed service for e-book libraries, allowing users to catalog, digitize, and sell their books. The startup is hiring for a CTO and COO to help it negotiate advertising deals and build a customer base.

32
6 months ago

Personal finance tool with an emphasis on budgeting. The startup is pitching itself as a one-stop shop for personal finance.

32
1 year ago

A medical app that allows users to track their health metrics over time for self-monitoring.

31
1 year ago

This startup wants to help you get the most out of your ride, with an online tool that lets you “track your rides” and “motivate yourself to work out”.

31
10 months ago

A “self-driving” system that helps people drink more water. A startup that wants to make water more accessible to people in the developing world. A startup that wants to make water more accessible to people in the developing world.

31
10 months ago

A tool that helps people build sites. The startup calls itself an “aspiring developer” that helps people quickly build sites.

31
9 months ago

A group of engineers at Google, Amazon, and Microsoft who are building a new operating system for self-driving cars.

31
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make the self-driving vehicle market more efficient, including by building a platform that reduces the amount of time it takes to deploy new self-driving cars.

30
10 months ago

A company that wants to help self-storage facilities make sure that their customers keep paying rent on time.

30
9 months ago

A digital assistant for the self-employed. The startup wants to put a digital assistant in your pocket. The assistant can handle everything from booking appointments to making calls.

30
7 months ago

A new app for sending a “selfie” to friends, allowing you to see how your face looks in different situations.

30
1 year ago

A company that offers a “self-driving” app that generates a report of how many steps you’ve taken and how many calories you’ve burned

29
9 months ago

A startup that helps creators make and release TV shows for sale via a self-serve platform.

28
1 year ago

A startup that lets users take a selfie and get a quote for products from retailers, then once you’ve found the perfect product, you can buy it directly from the retailer.

27
11 months ago

A digital assistant for self-employed workers that lets them manage their tax filings and other financial and tax-related tasks.

27
7 months ago

The self-described “biggest and baddest way to scale applications” is a cloud-based platform built on open source technology that helps startups build and manage their apps.

27
1 year ago

A startup aimed at mitigating the need for self-serve gas stations. The startup’s founder says the idea is to make gas stations “a thing of the past”, saying “we have the technology to make that happen.”

26
11 months ago

The company’s premise is that a bicycle can be more powerful than a car. Instead of using a motor to move itself, it uses an electric motor to provide power, which it says is more efficient and cheaper than a car. The company wants to launch in the US and Europe by 2022.

26
10 months ago

This startup is building a self-driving car platform for delivery. The company is among the first to get access to autonomous testing zones in Arizona, and hopes to use this to get into the ride-hailing business.

26
9 months ago

A cloud-based, self-service platform for handling customer service. Available as a web-based app or a SaaS version.

26
8 months ago

A platform to help people self-publish e-books.

26
10 months ago

A social network for art history buffs and nerds. Its goal is to make it easier to share research and build profiles for oneself and one's friends.

25
9 months ago

A custom-fit, self-service 3D printing at home solution. It allows users to create their own 3D objects from raw materials with a simple website-based interface.

25
7 months ago

A collaborative contract for enterprise software that can be self-service, with a self-service portal and a custom management dashboard for business tasks.

25
11 months ago

A startup that helps companies manage payments for contractors through a mobile software system and a “remote worker management” app. They’re also working on supporting all types of self-employed workers.

23
11 months ago

A self-driving bus that can run on public sidewalks. The startup wants to use the bus to help expand public transportation and reduce traffic congestion.

23
10 months ago

This startup is building a software platform that helps companies manage all their different software products, including custom software applications built by the company itself.

23
8 months ago

This startup has a self-reporting tool to help companies evaluate and improve customer retention.

23
6 months ago

MetroC has a vision of creating a low cost, self-driving, hyper-connected bus service that can be used by commuters and ride-sharing companies.

23
6 months ago

This is a system that allows a car to self-park itself in a tight space, and gives the driver the option to hit the brakes if they’re not happy with how close the car is parked.

23
5 months ago

 A new company that is building a cloud-based service for the self-employed to manage their payroll, taxes, and expenses.

23
5 months ago

A self-service payroll platform that aims to cut labor costs and simplify payroll

23
11 months ago

A self-promotion platform for makers, makerspaces and makerspaces. It offers services like a blog, a newsletter, and listing on websites like Etsy, and the tools to make any item sold via the platform.

22
10 months ago

A “mobile-first” venture that seeks to bring the next wave of car companies to the US with a startup they call the “Tesla of the auto industry.” They’re building a self-driving, electric, and fully autonomous vehicle that can be sold to people at a rate they can afford.

22
9 months ago

Kids need to have a place to exercise on-demand. The founders built a set of tools to help them do that at home, with one of the founders training himself to play guitar while wearing their product.

22
7 months ago

A self-hosted, flat-rate conference call service

22
7 months ago

After a founder saw a local family in need of a shelter, they started doing research and realized that there was still a need for a local shelter for homeless pets in San Francisco. As a result, the startup found a way to raise money for a local shelter to help homeless pets, and is now funded to run the shelter itself.

22
11 months ago

A company building a CDE for self-driving cars, which is designed to interact with the car’s computer systems, including sensors, to control the car.

21
8 months ago

A self-driving car company with the goal of creating an autonomous vehicle that can be driven by a person.

21
1 year ago

A self-serve platform that helps businesses set up and manage their accounts. The startup offers domain management, online payments, and email services.

20
7 months ago

A stock that tracks the performance of the public company’s employees, rather than the company itself.

19
6 months ago

A self-driving electric vehicle platform that connects cars to telematics systems.

19
6 months ago

A self-driving, electric, all-terrain vehicle, meant to get people around cities and rural areas.

19
8 months ago

A self-hosted video platform built on top of YouTube. The founders say they want to ensure that creators can get paid fairly when using their platform.

18
7 months ago

A healthcare startup that helps diabetics self-monitor their blood sugar levels with a smartphone app and an accompanying wristband.

18
7 months ago

A camera that takes 20 to 60 photos a second, allowing users to detect objects or people in the frame. It’s meant to be used to take selfies and capture action shots.

17
6 months ago

This is a financial management app for the self-employed, also using the Stripe API. It’s designed to be a transparent tool for connecting with financial institutions and other third parties.

17
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a “self-serve platform” for home care services, providing on-demand assistance.

16
8 months ago

The startup is building a platform that enables self-storage facilities to let customers book online on their own terms, removing the need for phone calls and manual bookings.

16
7 months ago

A self-serve platform for travel, hotels, and restaurants, with a travel advisor and concierge service.

16
7 months ago

The app helps you take a selfie and make a meme of yourself.

16
7 months ago

A platform that allows you to create and share customized marketing and sales decks for yourself and your team, without the cost of traditional marketing software.

15
7 months ago

This build-it-yourself startup is looking to build a toolset that helps small businesses design and install their own 3D printed parts. Their vision is to make 3D printing easy and affordable for small businesses.

15
6 months ago

 A recipe app for the home cook, with a focus on the Asian market. The startup sells itself as a “hobby” — a term that the founders say is an important part of the company’s appeal.

15
6 months ago

Every year, one in three Americans will experience a mental health issue. Form is currently working on building a self-help platform that guides people through the process to understand their mental health issues and set up a treatment plan.

15
5 months ago

A startup that pitches itself as a “communications tool that allows you to easily create, schedule, and manage meetups.”

15
7 months ago

A structured data and API-first CMS for websites. The startup’s founder grew up in the web development world but often found himself frustrated by the limitations of the standard CMSes out there.

14
7 months ago

A tool that makes it easy to get a loan, and has the potential to help people transition into self-employment and new small businesses. The startup is currently in talks with various lenders to build it out.

14
7 months ago

A self-service tool for real estate agents and investors. The startup uses a marketplace model to allow investors to syndicate real estate investments.

13
6 months ago

This Bangalore-based startup is pitching itself as a tool for completing tasks in a snap

13
6 months ago

With the advent of self-driving cars, there will be a lot of new data that’s generated by the cars. The startup believes that it can use that data to predict accidents.

12
6 months ago

A company that creates self-service kiosks to make it easier for employees to get their lunch on.

12
5 months ago

A self-serve platform for retail businesses with an API meant to help users manage their inventory.

11
5 months ago

A payroll system that’s designed for companies to integrate with their employee self-service platforms. It offers a quick, pay-as-you-go payroll solution that’s also highly customizable.

11
7 months ago

Open unit is a front-end management platform to help self-storage facilities manage processes and deliver an industry-leading customer experience.

10
6 months ago

A self-serve restaurant ordering system that’s integrated with the back-end of a group’s POS.

10
6 months ago

A self-service legal document search engine for lawyers.

10
6 months ago

A tool that helps the self-storage industry better understand its customers to make them more profitable.

9
5 months ago

A self-storage rental solution that helps people who need extra space for a short time, like people moving or going on vacation, find a solution that fits their budget. It’s currently in the testing phase in the US.

9
3 years ago

Idea: A “self-driving” AI-based assistant that helps companies identify and solve problems within their manufacturing processes.

8
7 months ago

Built by a group of UCLA Ph.D. students, noXplore is a self-driving car that can be driven by a human driver, who can take the wheel for short periods of time. The company is pitching itself to advertisers who want to run test ads on real public streets but can’t afford a full-scale fleet of cars.

8
6 months ago

A startup that provides a self-service tool to take a bunch of photos, or a single photo, and then automatically build a 360-degree image of it.

8
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is meant to help businesses manage their data storage costs by using self-serve products and software

6
6 months ago

A startup to help you take a selfie and see if you would look good in a particular outfit

6
3 years ago

Idea: This startup is building a way to automate the process of filling out web forms. It’s also pitching itself as a way to collect data on form completion rates, and build a more familiar conversational experience with the site.

3
3 years ago

Idea: A software company that sells a free version of its software for up to 10 team members. The software helps teams track their time and sell their products or services. The startup is self-funded and

1
3 years ago

A startup that helps people learn how to self-identify birds in their backyard

-1
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where you can buy a non-perishable dinner, put it in your freezer and it will cook itself

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A monthly subscription box for women that gives them the tools they need to be more confident and less afraid The company started off by selling a box of self-defense products (think pepper spray, tasers, whistles, and more

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A company that makes high-tech socks that help athletes recover from foot injuries The startup has $10,000 in monthly sales, counting Y Combinator itself as one of its customers

-1
3 years ago

Idea: The world’s first self-hosted JavaScript IDE

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A self-driving car company that aims to give its vehicles to auto manufacturers for use in fleet operations and shuttle services

-1
3 years ago

Idea: An In-Car Companion App for Self-Driving Cars

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A self-service platform for brands to help them manage

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A self-service toolkit that helps companies organize their internal product development process so they can more efficiently build new features and fix bugs

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is helping self-employed professionals like doctors and dentists manage their finances.

-1
3 years ago

Idea: A voice assistant platform for businesses, pitching itself as a channel through which businesses can interact with customers.

-1
3 years ago

Idea: This is the company behind the Bodega app, which calls itself a “Bodega box that comes with a free human.” The startup is building an app for small convenience stores in order to make shopping for milk, eggs, and other items more convenient. Its founders are betting that by bringing in a human to help customers, they’ll be able to differentiate from other convenience stores.

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3 years ago

Idea: A startup building a mobile app that helps people make year-long commitments to a goal. It’s a self-hosted tool that’s currently free, but looks to monetize with premium features.

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