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1 year ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to manage data and systems, similar to Zenoss. They’re looking to build a platform for teams to monitor and manage their servers in a single platform.

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2 years ago

A dating app that matches people based on similar musical preferences.

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1 year ago

In May, the startup launched its first version, a $300 PC that it said could run as much as 40% faster than similarly priced machines. The company’s second version is a $1,000 PC that it says is twice as fast as its first version.

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1 year ago

A tool meant to help store managers and their employees deal with peak seasons. The tool works in a similar way to Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards program, connecting the store manager to the employees who help them at the store. The idea is that with the company's software, the store manager and employees can find out what rewards are best for the store and plan accordingly.

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1 year ago

A “Facebook for Real Estate” that combines a platform for real estate agents and sellers to find buyers and sellers with a native advertising platform (similar to Rent.com) that lets companies manage their presence on the site.

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2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can find a random person with similar hobbies to do a project with

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1 year ago

A platform that connects people looking to buy and sell goods and services for a commission. It’s similar to Groupon, but focused on more niche products and services.

146
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have a phone call with someone who has been through something similar in their life

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1 year ago

 A startup prototyping a platform for helping companies recruit non-employees without having to pay to recruit a job applicant, which would be a win for the applicant and the company. (This is similar to the above Idea.)

138
2 years ago

Building a subscription service for hosting websites, similar to Windows’ own hosting service but without the cost.

137
2 years ago

A B2B SaaS startup that provides businesses with a single platform that helps them create and manage their customer communities (similar to Slack, but for customer service)

135
2 years ago

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

134
2 years ago

A startup is building a way to help people track their fitness activity, allowing people to connect with people and challenges with similar fitness goals.

133
2 years ago

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

131
2 years ago

A real estate company that helps buyers find homes in the best neighborhoods, comparing homes to similar homes in the past.

131
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easier for consumers to find quality products for their homes. Its app is similar to Amazon’s Dash, but for finding products in a physical store.

131
2 years ago

Similar to Airbnb, this company aims to connect homeowners with travelers looking for places to stay.

130
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to make building custom software easier for non-coders. It's similar to tools like Kaleidoscope or CodeRunner.

127
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easier for hotel guests to use their credit card on property. The company’s founders came up with the idea at a conference where the hotel they were staying at had a similar feature, and thought there was a better way to do it.

127
2 years ago

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

125
1 year ago

A platform for homes where homeowners can share tools and services, and get paid for doing so, similar to AirBnB.

125
2 years ago

A multi-level marketing tool for online courses, which allows users to create courses, and then sell access to them — similar to sites like Udemy.

124
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to take a quiz to see which of their tastes and preferences are similar to which of their friends’.

124
2 years ago

A platform for small businesses to manage inventory through a mobile app, similar to Square.

124
2 years ago

A startup that helps you organize your life and write to-do lists (similar to Wunderlist, but aimed at parents).

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22 days ago

The idea here is to build a platform similar to UberPool, where users can choose to share rides with strangers instead of getting a taxi. It’s meant to be a sort of last-mile transportation.

122
2 years ago

A company looking to do something similar for movies, using machine learning to identify patterns in images.

120
2 years ago

A platform that connects people to travel agents, booking flights, hotels, and car rentals. It’s building a tour-planning tool that’s similar to Google’s Allo.

119
2 years ago

A social network for people who work from home. The startup is built for those who want to bring more community into their lives, helping them to connect with others who have similar jobs.

119
2 years ago

This startup is building an AI-driven platform for finding freelance contractors, similar to Upwork or Freelancer. The startup has raised $4 million and is based in the UK.

119
1 year ago

A platform that brings businesses together with other companies in similar industries for collaboration and support.

119
2 years ago

A startup with a similar idea to Fancy, with stores that focus on seasonal goods.

118
2 years ago

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

117
1 year ago

A tool to help people buy and sell homes in different cities, in a way that’s similar to e-commerce. It’s currently in private beta.

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2 years ago

An AI-powered chatbot that will guide buyers through the home buying process, with an interface that is designed to make the experience very similar to that of a real agent. The startup believes that this will lead to a significant increase in home sales.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps hospitals manage their supply chains with a similar model to the one offered by Node.

116
2 years ago

A global payments platform, SendFriend is a virtual bank account and payments platform that allows users to purchase goods and services without a bank account. It’s similar to TransferWise but with a focus on emerging markets.

115
2 years ago

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

115
2 years ago

This startup’s tagline is “the first real-time CRM.” It works similarly to any other CRM, but with one key difference: it’s real-time and works a lot like a chat. It’s also very simple.

114
2 years ago

In mid-July, the startup said it has already raised $1.5 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures. It’s working on a similar product to Facebook’s Onavo.

113
2 years ago

A mobile application that lets you trade money via peer-to-peer, similar to Venmo and other P2P apps. The startup is currently in development, with plans to launch in Q1 2019.

113
2 years ago

A tool for people to create bespoke retail experiences for their customers. The startup is looking to bring a similar experience to brick and mortar stores as opposed to startups that have to build their own stores.

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1 year ago

A tool for naming and tagging software logs. It’s similar to the tool that Jenkins uses.

111
2 years ago

A librarian’s assistant for libraries. It’s similar to a virtual assistant but for a library. It’s meant to make life easier for librarians by helping them keep track of where their patrons are in the library and what books they’re reading.

110
2 years ago

A startup that is building an app that lets you upload an image to search for similar-looking content, so you can find more like-looking photos.

110
2 years ago

A platform for selling and buying things on your phone, similar to eBay and Craigslist, but with more personalization and a focus on local finds. In beta as of July, the company is not yet profitable, but has already signed up over 500 beta testers.

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2 years ago

An online shopping platform that can help retailers find customers who are buying similar products.

109
2 years ago

A tool to help connect students with secondary education with students in a similar grade at a university. The startup helps with translation and registration, and says it has successfully helped one student find a roommate for her roommate’s apartment.

109
2 years ago

Similar to the standard credit card processing business, but with a more tailored product. The startup has a subscription model, and aims to break down the barriers to entry for smaller businesses.

109
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for renting servers, using a model similar to Airbnb Users can rent a server by the hour, day, week, or month They rent out their unused servers, which helps keep them up to date, and clients get cheap hosting

108
2 years ago

A startup that’s looking to help people in South America get vacation packages. It’s similar to the service SkipTheDishes does for the US.

108
2 years ago

Something similar to Apple Music for Spotify, but for podcasts.

108
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring a similar UI to the world of online banking, except that instead of generic banks, the startup offers a wide array of financial products.

107
1 year ago

A new way to communicate with customers that helps stores create an experience similar to that of an in-person visit.

107
2 years ago

A digital-first finance company with a trading platform that lets investors share portfolios across accounts and invest using multiple currencies. The startup wants to compete with traditional brokerages by using a similar toolset.

105
2 years ago

A new platform that allows big companies to help their employees get better at sales by offering real-time feedback on their pitches, and to see how they compare to others who are similar in their industry.

104
1 year ago

An AI-powered video platform that helps users find and share videos with similar themes and content. The startup has integrated with Vimeo and YouTube.

104
1 year ago

A sorting system for online shops, similar to Amazon’s Wish list.

104
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help people make better decisions with their money, using a similar model to the one that Spotify uses to recommend music to you.

103
2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

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

101
2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

A community marketplace for buying and selling second-hand goods. It is very similar in kind to the popular site OfferUp, but with a community-focused twist

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1 year ago

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

100
2 years ago

A startup that provides a platform for people to collaborate on projects. It’s similar to platforms like Basecamp and Wrike. They charge $20 per month per user.

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2 years ago

A startup that’s building a C++ library that allows hardware designs to be shared on GitHub. The company’s CEO says that the concept is similar to the Arduino open source hardware platform.

98
2 years ago

A startup that helps people create and share stories in a way that’s similar to a message board, but not as time-consuming.

97
2 years ago

A company building a kit to help you create your own “smart” home — for a fraction of the cost of similar systems.

97
2 years ago

An AI assistant that can take pictures of the things you’re looking at so you can save them to the AI assistant, which you can use to find other images that share similar subject matter.

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1 year ago

A California-based startup that makes a low-cost, low-power, solar powered charger for phones and other devices. It’s a rival to the crowd-funded Fission, which offers a similar product.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses connect with local merchants in a similar way that Zumper and other real estate startups connect landlords. It counts a pair of YC startups among clients.

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2 years ago

A product for helping people create a daily habit of exercising. The startup helps people work through a workout routine on their phone, with the goal of helping them build a habit. It’s meant to be a replacement for people who have used apps like ChoreMonster or other similar products before.

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1 year ago

This startup is building an app to help people find the best prices on healthcare. It’s similar to Groupon, but it’s geared for hospitals and insurance companies to use to provide discounts to their clients.

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2 years ago

A company that’s building a platform for scheduling livestreams, similar to Twitch but focused on short-form content. They have a library of over 10,000 videos on their platform.

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2 years ago

A startup for people to sell stuff, and a way to help the buyers and sellers find each other. A similar marketplace exists today called eCohort, which launched in March of 2019.

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

A platform for artists and creatives to sell their products, using a very similar model to Etsy. Artist can make money by selling physical or digital products of their original artwork.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a chat-based platform for small businesses. Its platform is similar to Facebook Messenger, with the ability to chat with employees and customers.

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2 years ago

A “cloud-based” HR/recruiting. The startup will probably take a similar structure to what companies like Hubspot have done with customer service, and sell it to HR and recruiting companies.

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2 years ago

A platform that helps local governments make decisions about vacant properties. It's similar to other services like Airbnb, but for rentals.

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1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

A platform for people to rent their personal vehicles to strangers using a mobile app, similar to a ride-sharing service but for personal vehicles.

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2 years ago

A company that wants to help consumers build and grow their own personal brands by selling them on merchandise and experiences, similar to what Amazon does with Amazon Prime.

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1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

A platform that uses AI to predict the outcome of games, similar to a sportsbook and Vegas odds.

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2 years ago

A startup that wants to use a similar process to build a marketplace for music rights, letting creators sell their rights to their songs to the highest bidder.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a standalone smart lock with a built-in camera, motion sensor, and speaker. It’s similar to an August smart lock, but they don’t yet have a product, but they’re looking for $1 million to build it.

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1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

 A startup that’s building a new and more user-friendly way to create and manage group texts, similar to GroupMe.

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1 year ago

A platform to help people understand the costs of their health insurance, very similar to the OpenHealth platform.

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10 months ago

This is a service for the social media influencer market. It lets influencers promote brands without the need for retailers to ship products to them or pay for advertising. It’s similar to Influential, though it appears to have fewer influencers on its platform.

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1 year ago

A company that’s building a next-generation email list for software startups, based on the idea that most startups have similar problems in the user experience of their product.

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2 years ago

A tool that helps teams manage their Slack threads using a shared document. It’s similar to tools such as Zoho Docs and Google Docs.

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1 year ago

A similar service to Slack for teams working from home

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1 year ago

A simple, secure online payment tool, similar to Paypal. The app allows users to send money to friends and businesses in their area.

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25 days ago

A shopping-cart service for household goods. It would connect stores with customers who have bought similar items in the past to help people find better prices.

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1 year ago

A startup creating a new patent system for the fashion industry, similar to how patents work on music. It wants to prevent knock-offs, but also be used by brands for protection of their business models.

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2 years ago

This is an on-demand dog walker business, with an app that allows users to request a walker with an ease of use similar to Uber.

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1 year ago

A startup that provides on-demand access to a local barista. The concept is similar to Uber Eats, except these “district kitchens” are meant to be in neighborhoods that don’t have their own cafes. The service is currently only available in one city, but plans to expand to others in the near future.

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1 year ago

A company that wants to bring a similar set of products and services to the overseas market like Aflac.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A startup for selling and buying used cars. The startup plans to build a national network of used car dealers to help consumers meet sellers of similar cars. The startup will take a moderate percentage of the sale.

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11 months ago

A clever way of connecting e-commerce orders to the physical goods they are for by using a “touch and pay” system. The startup’s system is built for vending machines, and it works in a similar way to Square or PayPal. The startup says it has closed $5 million in funding.

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2 years ago

A company that’s building a product that lets people share their ideas with people who work in similar fields, with a goal of making it easier for people to find new jobs.

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1 year ago

A B2B company that allows banks to choose between an AI/ML-driven platform and a human-driven platform for OCR, fraud detection, and other similar tasks.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps you find a doctor in your area in seconds. It’s similar to Yelp, but it’s more focused on finding primary care physicians.

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8 months ago

A company that lets you build and sell e-books similar to Amazon or Create Space.

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11 days ago

A startup that matches up doctors with patients with similar needs, and lets them book appointments.

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2 years ago

A platform that lets businesses sell directly to their customers – similar to services like Shopify or Stripe.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

The startup is building a platform that allows users to share their favorite stories in a space that’s similar to Instagram but for the automotive industry.

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22 days ago

A daily deals site, similar to Groupon, but with a focus on smaller, local deals.

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1 year ago

A recommendation engine that helps you find what you like and suggest similar products to you.

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1 year ago

This is a tool for tracking and managing sales leads, similar to Salesforce.

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1 year ago

A tool for audio signal processing that can help vocalists learn new notes faster, with a similar approach to techniques used in speech therapy.

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27 days ago

A storage management system for businesses, similar to Box.com or Dropbox but built for businesses that have to comply with data security regulations.

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1 year ago

A travel service that leverages machine intelligence to anticipate your needs better. It takes into account past similar trips and predicts your next trip in real-time.

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1 year ago

This is a tool for finding and buying deals on car insurance, similar to GEICO.

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1 year ago

The startup is building an iOS app that makes it easy to stream content from various sites, including YouTube. Similar to Viki, but for YouTube.

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1 year ago

Similar to the idea of saving money on your electric bill, but for water. This service connects people who live in the same building and have the same water account in the same city.

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1 year ago

A “social commerce” app that helps you connect with people who make products similar to yours.

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17 days ago

A startup that hopes to help people build better online dating profiles. It’s building a service that will do the work for you and make your profile personalized, similar to how Groupon, LivingSocial and other startups have done for offline events.

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8 days ago

A company that wants to create a cryptocurrency that can be used to pay for things like transportation and food at the grocery store, similar to how Bitcoin can be used.

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1 year ago

A startup that connects medical workers in a way similar to Uber, allowing them to find patients and make deliveries. The company wants to use the data it records to help make hospitals and doctors more efficient.

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11 months ago

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

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1 year ago

A startup that helps companies bring in new talent, by matching them with employees in similar roles and locations. The company has been operating since 2017, and claims to have hired over 1,000 people to date.

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1 year ago

A company that makes a computer with a touchscreen for people who have difficulty with a mouse. The touchscreen operates in a similar way to a touchscreen phone, with a stylus for more precise input.

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10 months ago

The startup wants to bring on-demand personal chef services to the home. The company is looking to use a similar model to that utilized by Uber, with the chef being independent contractors who deliver food to the customer.

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7 months ago

A business development platform helping small businesses scale up their sales. It’s built on a similar model to Alteryx, which operates as a team of analysts and data scientists who work directly with the client to bring their data to bear.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps you to search for nearby events, and also provides a link to the ticketing page. It’s similar to Eventbrite, but focuses on local events.

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1 year ago

A digital storefront for physical objects, similar to Etsy but focused on travel and experiences.

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1 year ago

 Similar to One Click Shop, but for affiliate referral marketing.

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1 year ago

A tool for planning events with a group of people in mind, similar to a calendar but for smaller groups. The startup is looking to partner with Indian companies that organize team events.

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1 year ago

It’s similar to an Instagram filter app, but instead of changing your appearance, it changes the tone of your photos.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building real estate tools for tour operators and hotels. The company is a spin-off of a similar service called AirBnB, and says the average hotel makes $500 a year on each room they manage.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a “buddy system” for children with autism, which connects them to other kids with similar developmental needs.

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10 months ago

A startup that wants to create a secure messaging app that’s based on blockchain. The app works in a similar manner to Telegram and iMessage, but with a twist: users can easily send encrypted messages to anyone without having to download the app.

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2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

A company that’s looking to build a platform that will allow employees to book and bookend meetings remotely. Similar to a service like GoToMeeting or Cisco’s WebEx, but for video meetings.

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1 year ago

A “health arm” for companies. The company has the potential to help employers pool information about their employees and their health in the same way that LinkedIn does for companies and their employees. The startup’s medical director has been working with insurance companies to build out a platform that would work similarly to the one for employers.

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1 year ago

A startup similar to Airbnb but for hosting companies

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1 year ago

A new way to pay for books that works similarly to how Amazon works for ebooks.

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1 year ago

A community building platform that allows communities to create events and provide a calendar interface for their users. It’s similar to events.io in that it helps communities organize events rather than building them from scratch.

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1 year ago

A tool for people buying homes that allows the buyer to see the price of a house in relation to rent and other similar properties within a couple miles. It’s built on the premise that anyone buying a home should be able to see how much rent it would take to pay off the mortgage.

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29 days ago

 LendUp is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace where people can lend money to their friends, family, or other people they know. It’s similar to sites like Lending Club and Prosper, but the startup is taking a different approach to the funding. It’s aiming to let people lend money to their friends and family, and the loans aren’t paid back until the borrower has used them to buy something.

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1 year ago

A game of strategy that’s similar to the popular board game of the same name, but with all of the complex rules of video games. Players will compete to collect the most points by trading, farming, and battling each other.

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1 year ago

If you’re a company that helps people hire employees, this is a tool meant to help you find and vet candidates. It’s a bit like a dating app for the time-strapped, with a few similarities to Recruiter.com.

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1 year ago

 A tool to help people navigate the ins and outs of the law, similar to an attorney but more accessible for regular people.

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1 year ago

A startup for meeting new people and finding friends. The app is designed to make it easier for people to make new friends, and to find people with similar interests.

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1 year ago

Idea : A tool for managing relationships between people with similar interests. The company is building a platform to help people share interests with others, and it’s using data science to help people actually find each other.

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1 year ago

Not only does this startup make a cheap, disposable pen that works like a ballpoint, its CEO is also a pen manufacturer. The startup sells its pens for $5, and are made in China similar to Apple products.

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1 year ago

This is an app that helps people plan trips based on similar stats to Yelp.

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11 months ago

A startup that wants to use a combination of machine learning and AI to help you better manage your health data. The startup is looking to take a similar approach to a product they previously released, the AmpedSense wearable device.

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5 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for small businesses that’s similar to Kickstarter, but for local businesses rather than global ones.

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5 months ago

A company that wants to let people share the stories of their travels in a way that’s similar to Instagram.

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4 months ago

A startup that connects consumers with products they’re interested in buying with individuals who have a similar taste in products.

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1 year ago

A real-time article curation tool for people who work remotely. The startup, which launched in May, allows people to find similar stories and add a brief summary of their own, or to simply read and learn from others.

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1 year ago

A group of designers and developers building a basic platform to help people create and share drawings and designs, similar to how Shapes is used to share images. It is currently in private beta, with a public launch scheduled in Q1 2015.

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1 year ago

An enterprise phone system that allows companies to change their phones to a different number and have it ring as many times as they need. It’s similar to RingCentral’s business model where you can get a phone number on the side of your business.

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1 year ago

A way for people to easily share their photos, music and videos with people who have a similar taste.

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10 months ago

A startup that lets people transfer money between their bank accounts and a friend’s account. It’s similar to TransferWise and other peer-to-peer cash exchanges.

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1 year ago

A “human-powered” platform that connects users with other people in their niche-of-interest. The idea is that each user has an “agent” who will help them find other people in the same area or have similar interests.

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1 year ago

A data conversion app that brings the search experience of Google to Facebook (similar to how Twitter brought the search experience to Facebook.)

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1 year ago

A messaging platform to facilitate in-person meetings between people who never actually met before. It’s designed to streamline the matchmaking process by connecting people with similar interests, and to make it more efficient for those who like meeting in-person.

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1 year ago

This is a startup that wants to build a platform for conditional access to digital content. The startup, which was founded in January, is looking to use the blockchain to allow content providers to set rules for access to their content, similar to how a content creator can set rules for podcast subscriptions.

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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.

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11 months ago

A startup for hiring cabin cleaners and maids, similar to TaskRabbit. The company's founders say that with the average cleaning job taking about 45 minutes, a service like theirs would be a huge boon to busy modern families.

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9 months ago

A startup that allows users to get a readout of their fellow travelers’ histories at a glance. The startup also has a feature that helps people find other people who have similar interests.

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1 year ago

A product that helps match different people with similar jobs.

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10 months ago

A startup that connects people who have similar goals and passions. The company has received $1.8 million in funding from a range of investors including Greylock, Greylock-backed Founder Collective, and Y Combinator.

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10 months ago

A tool that helps developers test their websites and apps with real users rather than using simulated user data. It’s a concept similar to the way that Netflix uses its own data to test which titles are most popular.

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4 months ago

A platform that connects diverse groups of people with similar interests

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1 year ago

Similar to DoorDash, but focused on delivering food to college campuses.

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1 year ago

A platform for B2B customers to find outsourcers and outsource work, with a similar model to the startup TaskRabbit

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10 months ago

Prim is a content management system for people who want to manage their own, personal website. It’s similar to WordPress and Squarespace, but offers more options for branding, like colors and fonts. The startup has 20K users, but it’s not yet making any revenue.

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8 months ago

A startup that is building a digital assistant for the health market. The company is also working on a similar product for the enterprise that is building on a similar platform.

37
8 months 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.

37
1 year ago

 This is an app that helps tech-savvy people build their first website with ease. It’s very similar to Squarespace, with more customization options.

36
10 months ago

A tool for online learning, similar to LinkedIn Learning or Udacity. The startup helps you integrate, manage, and track your educational programs.

36
9 months ago

A startup that allows users to request rides from others nearby, for a nominal fee. The company uses a model similar to Uber, charging users a fee for a ride request, and charging the driver a fee for accepting the ride.

36
4 months ago

A startup that allows users to build their own personalized content by feeding in their own data. It’s similar to the way people build their own websites on Wordpress.com

36
1 year ago

Vital is a digital health platform for employers to give employees health benefits. It’s a bit like Mint, with similar functionality, but it’s aimed at employers.

35
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that lets people create their own unique events, which they can then invite their friends to, similar to how it works on Facebook.

35
1 year ago

A technology that allows you to receive a text message with a code that lets you know when your package has arrived. It’s similar to the Amazon Prime Now service, but for local stores.

35
3 months ago

This app basically allows you to order food from your favorite restaurants. It’s a way to cut out restaurants and make the entire process of ordering food a lot more simple, similar to Grubhub.

35
1 year ago

A new way to organize and share knowledge across the world, connecting people who have similar interests and experiences.

34
5 months ago

A startup that helps people find and manage their local food pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, shelters, and other similar community organizations.

34
1 year ago

A startup helping people sign up for their tuition. Similar to the popular site, College Ave. helps users manage their college applications by automating the application process.

33
1 year ago

A tool for building and scaling events for schools, sporting events and similar. It’s built on top of the same chat and to-do list features of Slack, but is designed to be more scalable.

32
9 months ago

Siri is a personal assistant that learns your needs, and notifies you when it needs additional information. The startup is building a social network in which you can connect with other users that are a similar level of expertise to you. The team was also behind the now defunct

32
7 months ago

A web-based marketing platform for e-commerce sites, with an API for other companies to create similar marketing platforms on their own.

32
4 months ago

A chat program for businesses, similar to Slack.

32
4 months ago

A startup that plans to build a platform that allows businesses to create and sell their own “masterpieces”, with a focus on high-end jewelry and similar items.

32
4 months ago

A note-taking app that supports Markdown. It’s very similar to Notational Velocity, but for storing notes in your phone.

32
8 months ago

An online marketplace, similar to Etsy.

30
6 months ago

A company that helps users track and manage their cryptocurrency assets, in a manner similar to their competitor Coinbase. The company is funded by the founders of Bibox, a Chinese exchange that has been involved in controversy before and has had expensive legal battles against the IRS.

30
5 months ago

A subscription based service for restaurant accounts, similar to a tool like Loom.

30
11 months ago

A startup that’s building a “social marketing” system, allowing brands to find people who are similar to their customers and get them to become fans.

28
11 months ago

A payment platform for shared bicycles. The bike sharing startup is focused on supporting bike-sharing startups, helping them with everything from pricing to marketing to customer service. It’s described as similar to the software they create for Uber, allowing bike-sharing companies to have a single dashboard to manage everything.

28
7 months ago

A similar to Genius Bar, but with focus on older cars.

28
3 months ago

This app is designed to help high school students organize their free time to find things to do, meet friends and plan their after-school activities. It’s B2B, with a small school setting where it tries to help teachers create a network of students with similar interests to help them plan their after-school schedules.

28
7 months ago

A platform that lets you save photos and videos, both online and on your phone, in a single place. The startup is currently working with other startups to build out a similar, but more robust, app.

27
6 months ago

A platform for connecting consumers with businesses to buy and sell items, similar to Facebook Marketplace.

27
8 months ago

A secure mobile platform for managing end-to-end enterprise operations, especially for small businesses. It’s similar to Slack for enterprise.

26
7 months ago

An engineering tool for companies with lots of devices, with a focus on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. That means the tool is used to control devices that are connected in a very similar way. It’s a type of IoT technology that allows devices to work together.

26
5 months ago

A B2B platform for buying and selling goods, similar to TradeGecko but more intuitive.

26
1 month ago

A facial recognition startup working on a social network that uses facial recognition to help people find friends, family, and other people with a similar interest.

26
11 months ago

A tool for determining your emotional state, with a UI that’s very similar to the one used by Google Now.

25
6 months ago

Helping U.S. companies manage their risk, similar to how Schwab fills this role for traditional financial services firms.

25
2 months ago

A platform that helps users find the right people and businesses to work with. A concept similar to LinkedIn, but instead of connecting people, it connects companies with freelancers, consultants, and talents.

25
2 months ago

This startup is working on a social network for group-living. It’s similar to AirBnB for housing, with a focus on making it easy for families to share living space.

25
8 months ago

A startup that helps people in developing countries buy products from Amazon. The app is similar to the wildly successful service from India’s Flipkart, but for those in developing countries.

24
5 months ago

The startup is building out an online auction marketplace, similar to eBay, but with a higher ticket price point for its auction listings.

24
4 months ago

A "social entertainment network" – basically a streaming video network, similar to Netflix and Hulu, where users can pay a monthly subscription to access a library of movies and TV shows.

24
1 month ago

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

24
7 months ago

A startup that helps people with autism and similar conditions find roommates and support.

23
5 months ago

A startup looking to reduce costs and increase reliability for appliance manufacturers. The company is in the process of building a platform for manufacturers to automatically test their products for failures, and then automatically repair the failures when they happen. It’s an idea similar to the AirWatch platform that Apple uses to manage its software updates.

23
5 months ago

The startup is building a product that helps users experience their music in a way that’s more similar to how music is experienced in real life. It’s a 360-degree surround sound speaker for headphones that connects to a phone via Bluetooth.

23
5 months ago

This is a way to get your own personal assistant and manage your scheduling and calendar. The founders say they’re building a new company that will help other startups build a similar offering.

23
4 months ago

A platform that helps employees stay organized by organizing their work and personal lives. It also connects them with other people with similar work-life challenges.

23
2 months ago

This is a startup that lets people rent out their homes in a similar fashion to Airbnb. The startup’s CEO, Will Yang, was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list of rising young entrepreneurs.

23
1 month ago

A startup for sellers of physical goods, similar to eBay.

23
4 months ago

An AI-enabled messaging app that helps users track who they’re communicating with, and to whom they’re sending messages. The startup is unusual in that it’s a messaging app, not a social network. It is also similar in some ways to the messaging app Telegram.

21
4 months ago

A video platform that allows you to group together people of similar backgrounds and interests and other users who want to join their group. It’s similar to other social networks like Meetup, but different because it’s built for groups of specific interests, like comedy or hiking.

21
6 months ago

A chat app to help people find a ride, similar to how Uber works. The app works on iOS and Android.

20
1 month 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.

20
1 month ago

A virtual assistant built on the JVM, to compete with similar startups like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri.

19
1 month ago

This startup is building a tool that allows you to prioritize content in a way similar to how you prioritize friends and family on Facebook. It’s a unique way to manage your media consumption, but it’s also a way to manage your media consumption that’s competitive with Facebook.

19
2 months ago

A consumer-facing platform for discovering and booking live music. It’s similar to Songkick.

18
2 months ago

A platform for cloud service providers to provide private cloud services to their customers, similar to the relationship between SaaS providers and their customers.

18
1 month ago

A tool for creating websites and landing pages. The startup’s founders had built a similar tool for their own business, but realized that the majority of their work was spent on the “unfun” tasks of putting together a page.

18
2 months ago

A tool for hiring software developers, using a similar model to marketplaces like AngelList.

17
2 months ago

A digital assistant, similar to Alexa and Cortana but with a focus on security, both to alert users when they’re leaving the house and to keep them safe.

15
2 months ago

A tool that helps people create products that can be purchased through their site. It’s like a marketplace but instead of buying products, you’re offering them to people as a service. It’s a model similar to TaskRabbit or Uber.

13
2 months ago

A “smart ring” for the elderly, built on a similar model to the Fitbit. They’re not yet available.

13
1 month ago

A platform that allows users to share their skills and convert them into paid work. It’s similar to sites like Upwork, but is geared toward companies that want to outsource their inhouse development needs.

13
3 days ago

A startup that provides a platform for businesses to build custom, curated content for their customers. It’s similar to a few other content curation businesses, but it’s a bit different because it allows companies to connect with customers in their own custom way.

13
3 months ago

 A tool for cleaning up your photos, with a focus on removing many of the imperfections that make modern photos look similar to each other. The startup says it has already had 5 million downloads and 4 million photos deleted.

12
3 months ago

The startup is building a tool similar to Slack, except it deals in a very different way with teams.

12
2 months ago

A mobile-first, cloud-based system for managing patient records and care. They built on the backend of a similar system for doctors, and are now in a pilot with the Veterans Affairs Office of Patient Centered Care and Outcomes, and the Department of Defense to help improve the quality of patient care.

12
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that aims to be “the Uber for trucking”, claiming that the transportation industry is a $7 trillion sector ripe for disruption. It has a similar pitch to Uber Freight, which focuses on helping smaller trucking companies compete with big shippers.

11
3 months ago

A web-based platform that helps people keep track of their spending, similar to Mint.com or Personal Capital.

11
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps companies reach out to job candidates with targeted content based on how they perform during an interview. The business model is similar to that of HireVue, which was acquired for $200 million by Glassdoor last year.

8
2 years ago

Idea: An AI-powered marketing platform for small companies. The startup plans to launch a tool that can help companies like physical therapists and yoga teachers market themselves to nearby customers who are looking for similar services. The startup claims that their AI-driven marketing campaigns have a double or triple digit ROI.

7
2 months ago

A platform to help nonprofits raise more funds, with a model similar to Kickstarter

6
1 month ago

This startup is building a social network for people who want to be in the know about how their city is behaving. It’s a B2B app that operates similarly to Foursquare, giving people the ability to check in and post on their local environment.

6
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for creating and running your own podcast, similar to Patreon or Kickstarter

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that makes a lightweight, mobile-friendly way to trade options for retail investors, promising a user experience similar to Robinhood.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps SMBs in the UK manage their payments. The startup wants to go beyond Stripe and Paypal into something more similar to Xero for SMBs.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for finding designers/developers/analysts/etc for long term projects. It’s meant to be similar to Upwork, but less saturated and more curated.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for booking medical appointments, similar to OpenTable or Uber. Users can book with a doctor inside or outside of the platform, and it will handle the

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Idea: A social network that allows people to network with others who have similar interests

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2 years ago

A startup that gives people the ability to store their personal photos and videos online and find friends who share similar interests

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4 hours ago

A tool that helps people find and schedule jobs, similar to LinkedIn.

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