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Small Startup Ideas



6 months ago

A company that helps small businesses (like makers, and farmers) get paid faster

632
1 year ago

A startup offers a platform for small businesses to rent private offices and conference rooms to employees who work remotely.

620
7 months ago

A digital lender that allows small businesses to get loans in just a few minutes, with no paperwork.

611
2 years ago

A startup that wants to use AI to help small businesses find the right workers by matching them to the right jobs.

539
5 months ago

A platform to help small businesses build their own credit scoring and risk assessment models.

486
5 months ago

A supply chain management tool for small businesses that manages everything from physical inventory to internal supply chains. The service is aimed at businesses with under 100 employees and is currently in private beta.

439
6 months ago

A customer service platform for small businesses that wants to be a sort of virtual assistant.

353
2 years ago

A small business marketing strategy and planning tool that lets small businesses measure their marketing performance across all channels. It started by focusing on social media and has expanded to include web traffic and content marketing, email marketing, and paid search.

340
5 months ago

A small business loan platform for companies like hair salons, construction companies, etc. that want to use their own credit check data to verify their customers’ ability to pay back loans.

319
1 year ago

A startup to find and buy used furniture, which makes the process easier for both buyers and sellers. The company is currently in beta, with the site having been live on a small scale for just over a year.

296
8 months ago

A dating app that focuses on the small things.

276
2 years ago

A tool for small businesses to manage and track their inventory and orders.

210
1 year ago

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

205
2 years ago

is a platform that allows users to buy, sell, and trade gift cards for a small fee.

202
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses find tech talent, with a focus on recruiting developers and designers in cities where they are based.

193
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform specifically for beginner producers and small businesses.

179
1 year ago

A new startup that wants to make the world’s smallest USB hub, allowing users to plug in multiple USB devices (keyboards, monitors, etc) into a single port

176
1 year ago

It’s a licensing company for small businesses to get paid speedily for their intellectual property. The startup has signed up over 300 businesses.

170
1 year ago

A small business insurance company.

168
2 years ago

A startup that creates a directory of local home repair experts so people can find someone to do small home repairs

165
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who want to move to a smaller house

159
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses with their insurance needs. The startup is built on the backbone of a large insurance company and offers an online platform to protect small businesses from cyber risks and cyber thefts.

159
1 year ago

A real estate platform for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to buy and sell real estate.

157
1 year ago

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

154
2 years ago

A digital product that helps small businesses pay their rent with ease.

152
2 years ago

A startup that builds tools to help developers build mobile apps for small businesses.

152
2 years ago

A startup that is building a platform for onboarding new talent at small- and medium-sized businesses. The startup looks to make the hiring process much easier and more efficient by connecting employers with freelancers via an online marketplace.

151
1 year ago

A startup that connects small business owners with a network of cleaning professionals

147
2 years ago

A tool to make it easier for small businesses to find creative professionals in their neighborhood.

145
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that aims to help small business owners get more leads by offering a solution to automate lead generation.

141
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses and individuals who are planning to start a business find resources

141
2 years ago

A virtual assistant that works for small businesses, helping them in tasks like scheduling meetings with clients and gathering the necessary information to support their business.

141
1 year ago

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

141
2 years ago

A startup that wants to help small businesses open up their books to investors and banks. The startup says it’s already raised $3 million and has a team of 12 employees.

139
2 years ago

A product that helps small businesses create online marketing campaigns

139
11 months ago

 A  place for  small businesses  to  collaborate  and  share  resources.

137
2 years ago

A startup that helps people who have bought a home and are moving in, and then helps them find a contractor to make small home improvements

136
2 years ago

A small business loan for entrepreneurs, with a focus on women

136
2 years ago

A digital lending library for small business owners.

135
1 year ago

A toolset that helps small businesses receive updates from the government and other stakeholders in an organized and timely fashion.

135
2 years ago

A startup that provides marketing services for small businesses, with a focus on Facebook advertising.

134
1 year ago

A tool that helps small e-commerce and SaaS companies find and manage vendors.

134
3 months ago

A platform for quick and easy project management for small businesses, including software, creative, and other services.

134
2 years ago

This startup is building a “mobile-first” scheduling tool for small to mid-sized businesses.

133
2 years ago

A startup that allows small businesses to book appointments with their customer service agents

133
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses get more customers and better ways to do it through marketing. It’s a timesaver for small businesses and a good way for startups to get a foothold in the market.

133
1 year ago

A startup helping small businesses create their own, more profitable, online marketing campaigns. The company helps small businesses with organic content creation, on-page SEO, and paid advertising. It’s currently looking for top-level talent.

133
2 years ago

A small, family-owned business that sells and installs windows and doors. The business doesn’t have a website, so they’re counting on this campaign to help them grow their business.

132
2 years ago

A data analytics and visualization tool aimed at people who want to make better marketing decisions for their business. It helps small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs use data to make more informed decisions about marketing and sales.

132
1 year ago

 A  service for managing social networks for small businesses.

132
1 year ago

A technology company that offers remote support for small businesses. It has the potential to impact millions of small businesses.

132
1 year ago

A payments company that offers a way for small businesses to pay for their own invoices. The founders say they’re aiming to replace “payroll” software.

131
1 year ago

A cloud-based platform that helps small to mid-sized organizations with their e-commerce operations.

130
1 year ago

A startup that helps small companies connect with the right people to bring their ideas to market

130
4 months ago

Web and mobile app for freelancers and small businesses to manage projects and invoicing quickly.

129
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses manage their coffee orders online. It’s free to use for customers, but the company hopes to make money by turning the system into a recurring subscription.

128
2 years ago

A B2B company building a way for people to manage their small business borrowing and lending.

127
2 years ago

A platform designed for individuals and small businesses that helps them manage their finances.

127
1 year ago

A small business loan, based on factors like location, team, and amount of traffic. It also offers business owner coaching to help them grow their business.

127
1 year ago

A small business insurance plan that covers products that have been lost/stolen.

127
2 years ago

A startup that helps translate the product descriptions of small businesses into multiple languages

126
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that helps banks manage their exposure to lending to small business.

126
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses create a mobile website using an app, with a free plan and paid plans that include features like analytics and storage.

125
2 years ago

A customer and supplier management software to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce costs and increase productivity.

124
2 years ago

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

124
2 years ago

A startup that allows small businesses to sell their products online, and pay vendors with a digital wallet, and only with verified credit card.

124
2 years ago

A SaaS service that helps small businesses and churches manage their finances and bookkeeping and other accounting tasks.

124
1 year ago

A system that lets small businesses and individuals buy and sell their used goods securely.

124
2 years ago

Software for small businesses to set up social media marketing campaigns

123
2 years ago

A SaaS-based accounting platform for small businesses.

123
2 years ago

A financial services startup that offers small business loans.

123
2 years ago

A startup that will enable lenders to offer small business loans online.

122
2 years ago

A digital platform for small-scale manufacturers, partnering with companies like Google and Intel, to produce and market their products.

122
2 years ago

This business is aiming to provide an easy way for small businesses to get money-back guarantees on products.

122
2 years ago

The digital version of a pest control service. The startup’s team is small but they’re growing fast. They’ve raised $1.2 million and are looking to expand into the Northeast and Midwest.

122
1 year ago

A startup that allows people to find and hire a contractor to complete a small project.

122
2 years ago

A platform for lawyers to offer legal advice to small businesses, and help them with various legal issues.

121
2 years ago

A tool that helps small businesses connect with customers. The company’s founders say that the company’s users have saved over $500,000 by using the tool.

121
2 years ago

A startup that provides online freelance services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

121
2 years ago

 A company that integrates traditional and social media advertising, for smaller brands looking to do more with less.

120
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps suppliers manage their orders, with a focus on small to medium-sized businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

120
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to collect payments from their customers. The startup offers free accounts for small businesses and is looking to eventually offer a freemium model.

119
1 year ago

A platform for small businesses to publish, organize, and send their blog posts directly to their subscribers’ inboxes.

119
1 year ago

A platform that helps small business owners and startups collaborate on marketing strategy and execute their marketing campaigns with greater efficiency.

119
1 year ago

A new startup that wants to help small businesses and restaurants keep track of their inventory, and the cost of their items.

119
2 years ago

A small payment processor that helps musicians get paid for their work.

118
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses and restaurants list and promote their restaurant on Yelp.

118
2 years ago

This startup has built a startup loan application service that offers loans to small businesses with less than $250,000 in annual revenue.

118
2 years ago

A platform for small business buying and selling services, which it says is more cost-effective than going through agents.

118
2 years ago

This is an app meant to help small businesses write and sell articles on their website.

118
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses buy and sell all their equipment in one place, avoiding the disadvantages of Craigslist and other marketplaces, with a process that’s automated and secure.

118
2 years ago

A warehouse service that can provide a complete solution for small businesses that need to store inventory, with a focus on fulfillment and shipping.

118
2 years ago

A startup that creates a service where you can order a small box of items that would be a perfect gift for a friend or family member

117
2 years ago

This startup is building an app that connects big companies with local small businesses in order to take advantage of the buying power of the millions of small business owners in the US.

117
2 years ago

Helping small businesses use their own data to improve customer service, sales performance, etc.

117
2 years ago

This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.

117
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses gain trust with tools to increase security, privacy, and transparency

116
2 years ago

A platform for communication, collaboration and information sharing among small and medium-sized businesses.

116
2 years ago

A customer relationship management (CRM) app for businesses, with a focus on small businesses. It also offers tools for developers to build integrations into their software.

116
2 years ago

A software company that helps small businesses create a single integration hub with tools that can handle all the administrative tasks involved in setting up a business.

116
2 years ago

This startup is building a mobile banking platform that will allow small business to accept payments from their customers easily through their SIM cards.

116
1 year ago

A credit card for small businesses. The startup wants to help small businesses get credit cards, but it’s not a credit card.

116
2 years ago

A barter system for small businesses to facilitate trade with other small businesses.

115
2 years ago

A company that builds mobile apps for small businesses to offer services like food delivery, car delivery, and package delivery.

115
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses connect with insurers and other partners to manage their risk and reduce their costs.

115
2 years ago

A startup for small businesses to access payment processing services.

115
2 years ago

A company that makes a printable device for measuring the distance between two objects. The product is a small, inexpensive laser point that can be attached to things like cell phones, cameras, and other devices.

115
2 years ago

Helps small businesses bring their inventory and order management in-house.

115
2 years ago

A hardware startup that’s building a new type of computer that’s designed to be secure, power efficient, and small enough to fit on a keychain.

115
2 years ago

A project management platform for freelancers and small teams, asking people to “realize their potential”.

115
2 years ago

A startup that is developing AI-based tools for drug developers to test their drugs in a highly controlled lab setting. They can perform controlled trials on an even smaller scale, and

115
1 year ago

A company that’s building a platform for group communication. It’s building a way to easily voice chat and share information with groups. It’s a product for big companies that want to communicate with internal teams, but it could also be used by small startups to communicate with teams.

115
2 years ago

Bizbuyers is a “social shopping platform” that links businesses with buyers. The company wants to be an “Amazon for small businesses”.

114
2 years ago

A platform to help small businesses get a mobile website.

114
2 years ago

 A small startup backed by Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz is building a tool for pastors to share their sermons online.

114
2 years ago

A micro-loan startup that helps small businesses get loans to cover inventory. The company, which was founded in May, says it has already closed $1.5 million.

114
2 years ago

This is a solution to help small businesses manage their tax and financial obligations. Their platform is built on Slack, helping you bill, collect, and send payments to your customers, which can be done through a simple, intuitive interface.

114
2 years ago

A small team that wants to build a decentralized, public-blockchain-based accounting system that’s easy to use for small businesses in emerging markets.

114
2 years ago

A set of tools that gives small businesses an easy way to manage their customer relationships. Its API allows users to pull data from their Salesforce or Zendesk accounts.

114
2 years ago

A company that wants to help you manage your network of colleagues, friends, and customers. The startup wants to build a smarter network of people to keep up with connections and build a community with. It plans to focus on small companies because they tend to have more existing relationships to build on, and are more likely to use social networks.

114
1 year ago

A subscription-based service that helps small businesses with customs clearance, shipping, and other shipping-related issues.

114
1 year ago

A tech-focused project management platform for small to midsize teams.

114
2 years ago

This is a loyalty platform for businesses, with a twist: users only get points for small purchases. The company claims it’s already profitable.

113
2 years ago

A tool to make managing Salesforce-style customer lists easier for small businesses.

113
2 years ago

Helping small businesses by providing a platform for them to grow and scale.

113
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform for small businesses to manage sales, with a feature that enables customers to easily cancel orders that don’t meet their expectations.

113
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to get the financing they need. Pure is a platform that helps businesses build a relationship with banks or credit unions, which can then make lending decisions on behalf of the business without requiring a formal loan.

113
2 years ago

In January 2018, Y Combinator announced that it was accepting applications for the 2018 batch. The 2018 batch is smaller than the 2017 batch, with only 25 companies accepted.

113
2 years ago

This startup wants to make it easy for small-business owners to sell their products and services through their social media channels.

113
1 year ago

A partnership between a French startup and a Chinese firm, with an eye on the international market. A company that wants to make marketing easy for small businesses.

113
1 year ago

A tool that helps small businesses, specifically those in the restaurant industry, manage and pay all of their in-house expenses, from utilities to payroll. In the US, their core customers are restaurants.

113
2 years ago

 A company that provides a platform to connect small businesses to vendors, giving them a chance to expand their business without committing to a big purchase.

112
2 years ago

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

112
2 years ago

A B2B software platform (for the legal industry) for small businesses that helps them manage contracts and warranties, manage their legal teams, and access multiple legal systems.

112
2 years ago

A SaaS accounting service focused on small businesses. It’s powered by Intuit’s QuickBooks enterprise software.

112
2 years ago

A platform to create a digital marketing and advertising agency for small business owners.

112
2 years ago

Helps small business owners find the right talent, like accountants, lawyers and consultants. Things like word-of-mouth, LinkedIn, past client referrals and referrals from the company’s own customers are used to get business owners to the right talent.

112
2 years ago

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

112
1 year ago

A platform that helps small businesses find financing to grow. The service is used by over 1,000 businesses in the US.

112
1 year ago

SaaS business that helps small companies in India create paper-free operating procedures.

112
2 years ago

A platform that aims to solve the problem of small businesses having to create multiple email accounts for each new customer in order to reduce the risk of email spam.

111
2 years ago

A startup that wants to provide a platform for small companies to create and sell products and services on their own websites.

111
2 years ago

A cloud-based HR platform for small businesses that lets them manage their employee and contract employees all in one place.

111
2 years ago

A company that helps crews build and launch new apps without a lot of upfront capital. It’s launching with an app that helps small businesses with the software development process—from project definition to iteration on a prototype to launch.

111
2 years ago

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

111
2 years ago

A startup that wants to “make the world a better place” by helping small farmers sell their crops for fair prices.

111
1 year ago

A platform for small farmers that makes it easier for them to sell their crops online, with a cash-back guarantee.

111
1 year ago

The company is building a single-sign-on tool for small and medium-sized enterprises, helping them manage multiple logins for different services.

111
2 years ago

An all-purpose tool for both small and large businesses, for everything from invoicing to asset management. The business is currently doing $20M in annual sales.

110
2 years ago

A project management tool for people with small teams, meant to make it easier to track tasks and track progress.

110
2 years ago

An online marketplace that connects manufacturers with large-scale distributors. The marketplace is built on the idea that there are many manufacturing companies that want to do business with large companies, but are unable to do so because of their small size.

110
2 years ago

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

110
2 years ago

A platform that helps small business owners in India use their app to accept payments, and enables customers to pay with a couple of taps.

110
2 years ago

A “B2B software company that provides software solutions to people who run small businesses.” It’s a software company, but it’s also a software company that’s also a software company.

110
2 years ago

A startup that allows small businesses to build a branded CRM in minutes by connecting to Facebook. The app is currently in beta.

110
1 year ago

A product that helps small businesses create newsletters and marketing campaigns on their own and then find customers and investors. The company wants to allow businesses to reach customers and investors with email marketing, social media, and other digital media without having to hire a consultant or send out a large budget.

110
1 year ago

Online platform that helps small businesses access business loans and credit cards from local banks. The startup has raised $2 million from a range of investors.

110
10 months ago

This SaaS startup is a “peer to peer platform for small and medium sized businesses” that helps small businesses connect with each other, allowing them to find the best local businesses for different needs.

110
2 years ago

A startup that provides software to help small business owners manage their inventory

109
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where students can get help writing a thesis in exchange for a small review of the thesis once it’s written

109
2 years ago

The startup is looking to disrupt the $2.8 trillion consumer credit industry, which it says is ripe for disruption by building a better credit scoring system for micro and small businesses using data from a company called Credit Karma.

109
2 years ago

A platform for small business owners to manage the paperwork needed to start a company.

109
2 years ago

A small, customizable device which records and analyzes what you do and how you move to help exercise optimally.

109
2 years ago

A startup that goes after the 5 million small businesses that have yet to accept payments online. Their vision is to be able to “complete, manage, and reimburse small business invoices”.

109
2 years ago

A search engine for small businesses with “no ads, no tracking, and no fake news.”

109
2 years ago

A company that helps small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) build their own Telco-like infrastructure.

109
1 year ago

A startup that helps small business owners sell more from their store by allowing them to display sale items from retailers that they don’t normally sell from.

109
2 years ago

A startup that is using data analytics to help small businesses make better decisions. The company says it can help a company make a better marketing decision by determining which of their customers are the most likely to buy, or which of their products are most likely to be sold, based on behavioral data.

108
2 years ago

A management platform for small companies that helps assign tasks to team members, manage plans and resources, and conduct audits.

108
2 years ago

A small batch manufacturing business meant to help customers get their hands on the newest, shiniest (and most expensive) gadgets the minute they’re released.

108
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a platform for small businesses to find and book their delivery drivers for their groceries, for delivery.

108
2 years ago

A company that lets small businesses to automate their HR, from hiring to hiring to firing.

108
2 years ago

A small business loan marketplace for consumers.

108
2 years ago

A tool for tracking expenses and invoices for small businesses.

108
2 years ago

A mobile-first bank focused on small business owners and entrepreneurs.

108
2 years ago

A company that allows owners of small kiosks, restaurants, cafes, and retail stores to sell their wares via a mobile app.

108
2 years ago

This company is a mobile-first CRM (customer relationship management) for small businesses with less than $100,000 in annual revenue.

108
2 years ago

Provides an SaaS platform for financing and investing. The company is currently targeting small business owners in the US.

108
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses with insurance. They’re working on their first product in the US, called “Bundle”.

108
2 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.

108
1 year ago

A customer relationship management app for small businesses

108
1 year ago

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to accept payments via mobile phone. The startup says they’re working with 250+ companies in the UK, and have $3 million in revenue.

108
1 year ago

A tool for managing a sales team, helping reps track and forecast sales. The company says it has been in private beta since April and is currently focused on small businesses.

108
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses create data and marketing plans that will be more effective and generate more revenue

108
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where you can hire an assistant to do a small task for you: pay a bill, order you a pizza, etc

107
2 years ago

A startup that’s built a platform to “help companies with small to medium sized projects manage their project budgets”.

107
2 years ago

A company that wants to help small businesses find products that fit their needs.

107
2 years ago

A platform for small businesses to sell their products online

107
2 years ago

A startup that wants to compete with the likes of Yelp and Uber with a streamlined, all-in-one platform for restaurants and small businesses. It’s a one-stop shop for everything from customer scheduling, to sales and marketing, to communication between staff and owners.

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses get a loan at a traditional bank, at a lower rate.

107
2 years ago

Small but growing business that helps retailers and restaurants get paid faster

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps small-business owners and managers track and manage their expenses with a suite of easy to use tools

107
2 years ago

A platform for small to medium size business owners to create a customized email marketing campaign that can be send to their customers.

107
1 year ago

A search engine for small business loans.

107
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses build their own custom calendars from a free, online template

106
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses find pet-friendly locations and protect against data breaches.

106
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a way for small business owners to track and manage their financial data in one central location.

106
2 years ago

A bank account that the founders say is “like a personal investment account with 100x the transparency of other accounts and no fees.” The account is meant to be a savings account for small businesses or freelancers.

106
2 years ago

A startup that sells a small data analytics device to help farmers monitor and optimize their crops.

106
2 years ago

A solution that allows small businesses to build and manage their own virtual teams. The startup aims to help companies build virtual teams that are more efficient and cost effective than traditional team management.

106
2 years ago

This startup wants to build a toolset to help create a global network for small farmers.

106
2 years ago

An enterprise-level CRM platform for small businesses to manage their customer relationships.

106
2 years ago

A digital currency for small businesses, meant to provide a better shopping experience to users.

106
2 years ago

Localized and hand-curated content for small businesses, such as a website’s homepage, blog, and store.

106
2 years ago

A startup that lets shoppers bid on items to help them save money, and that charges a small fee for the service. The startup is mobile-first and only takes a small cut of profits.

106
2 years ago

A tool that helps small businesses streamline their operations via a cloud-based tool with CRM and marketing automation. The startup wants to help companies set up their own platforms, which they claim can help save 15% to 40% of costs.

106
1 year ago

A software development company based in Utah. They’ve built a platform that helps small businesses get paid faster by automating the process of bill-pay and credit card collection.

106
2 years ago

A startup that provides a platform where you can hire someone to help you with your small business (such as bookkeeping)

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses understand how to use social media to help them reach new customers

105
2 years ago

They are building a marketplace based on the idea of peer to peer lending, but aimed at small property loans (smaller than $5,000), and aimed at women.

105
2 years ago

A digital bank account for consumers and businesses in Latin America. The startup wants to bring account management to the small and medium enterprises in the region.

105
2 years ago

A startup that aims to replace a broken “payroll processing system” that hurts small businesses. The company was founded in September.

105
2 years ago

The startup is looking to help small businesses grow by connecting them with customers, and bringing them together.

105
2 years ago

A micro lending platform that helps small businesses in India access credit. It doesn’t charge interest, but charges a fee for the loans.

105
2 years ago

A financial services startup that helps small businesses get loans. The company sends loan officers into the field to help small businesses get loans quickly and at low rates.

105
2 years ago

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

105
2 years ago

A startup that provides accounting software to small businesses. They started in late 2017 and have already launched in Brazil and the Philippines.

105
1 year ago

A platform for small businesses to create campaigns and get free marketing from influencers and media companies

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps small business owners get started in the insurance market. By creating a simple contract, it allows small startups to get a quote for insurance and get coverage within a few days.

104
2 years ago

A chatbot that helps with customer support for small businesses in India. In the US, the company works with small businesses that need live support, but in India, it works with small-to-midsized businesses that need a better CRM tool.

104
2 years ago

Unbounce isn’t selling directly to customers, but instead to small agencies and marketers that want to hire them to do their advertising.

104
2 years ago

Real estate software for small businesses and landlords. The platform helps landlords make their rental properties more efficient.

104
2 years ago

A platform for managing the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, such as hiring and managing.

104
2 years ago

A startup that’s building software to make it easier for small businesses to manage their expenses and accounting.

104
2 years ago

A chatbot to help with small talk and get to know people you’re meeting with in person.

104
2 years ago

Work-at-home tech support for small businesses. The startup is based in the Bay Area and recently raised $3 million to expand internationally.

104
2 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.

104
2 years ago

A startup that offers an online shop to small businesses that allows them to manage their inventory and manage their orders.

104
2 years ago

This company is building a toolset to help small businesses manage their online reputation.

103
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

103
2 years ago

A software company that helps small businesses organize their finances online. They’re currently building a product for contractors.

103
1 year ago

A software company that helps companies with the tech-heavy job of finding and interviewing candidates. Clarity has a free version for small teams and a $4,000/month paid option, which it says has “well over 100 customers”.

103
1 year ago

Mentioned in the "2017 YC Demo Day" video, where they discuss the concept of a "mobile printing program" for small businesses. They are now calling their service "Quick Print," and the company is no longer in YC.

103
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service for helping people who are looking to hire contractors and small businesses to find the right one

102
2 years ago

An online marketplace for small businesses to collaborate, where they can share resources, receive feedback from customers, and get more business. They charge businesses $5 per month per person to join, and charge businesses $500 a month to become a Vendor.

102
2 years ago

A company that wants to help manufacturers build smaller products, including sensors.

102
2 years ago

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

102
2 years ago

A platform for creating individualized content in bulk. It helps small businesses create advertising campaigns through its machine learning based technology

102
2 years ago

A platform for small businesses to create online communities that offer live and on-demand video and audio conferencing.

102
2 years ago

 A company that helps small businesses manage their inventory using the cash flow and inventory data of a POS system.

102
2 years ago

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

102
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool to help small businesses quickly set up their own CRM systems by guiding them through the process.

102
2 years ago

A startup that wants to be a one-stop shop for all your ecommerce needs. In concept, it’s a combination of Square’s small business tools and the Shopify app.

102
1 year ago

The startup is building a service that replaces the traditional sales funnel with a series of interactions that make the process more intuitive for customers. The company’s platform is meant to help small businesses “tap into the power of the digital,” with a product that helps businesses pitch, pitch, pitch, and finally close.

102
1 year ago

A small business platform and management automation suite built on blockchain.

102
2 years ago

A company that makes it easier for smaller businesses to get online by connecting them with a network of vendors and insights from the business community.

101
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses manage their finances by bringing together all their bank accounts and credit cards into one dashboard for employees, and for employees to request payments.

101
2 years ago

A tool designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses get their online through a series of video interviews.

101
2 years ago

A startup that brings the power of an “off-the-shelf” product like Uber or Airbnb to the small business owner. It makes the process of hosting, booking, and paying for a service as easy as booking a flight or an Uber.

101
2 years ago

A digital marketing platform for small businesses, pitched as a toolset to help companies reach their customers.

101
2 years ago

This is a startup that wants to help small and medium-size companies connect with local communities. The company provides an online platform to help companies find local talent, and has a built-in business development tool to help build relationships between companies and local businesses.

101
2 years ago

A company that provides new business development software to help entrepreneurs and small businesses scale up their businesses.

101
2 years ago

A program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping.

101
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.

101
2 years ago

This is a startup that does marketing for small retailers, helping them take their business online.

101
2 years ago

The startup is a “first-of-its-kind” trading platform for trading the shares of small cap companies that don’t have a long history of trading.

101
1 year ago

A company that makes a cloud-based service for small businesses that allows them to collaborate in real-time and access their spreadsheets in the cloud.

101
1 year ago

Small business loans in the US from $2,000 to $100,000.

101
2 years ago

This startup is using mobile payments to help small businesses pay their vendors directly from their phones, reducing the need to invoice and avoid late payments.

100
2 years ago

People who want to start a company but don’t know how to do so can learn to do it from this startup. They teach entrepreneurs how to raise small amounts of money, how to run a team, and how to keep track of their business.

100
2 years ago

A company that’s moving the power of the “internet of things” from the world of large manufacturing plants and factories to the world of small-scale manufacturing and manufacturing at home. The company is working with over 50 manufacturers to make it easier to connect their products to the Internet.

100
2 years ago

A company that makes a small device that cools down the air in your car.

100
2 years ago

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

100
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a marketplace for dispute resolution for startups and small businesses. It pairs companies with a lawyer who works in conjunction with a separate, neutral party.

100
2 years ago

This company, which is now a subsidiary of software giant IBM, is trying to make enterprise software simpler for smaller organizations. They have a new product called “Navigator”, which is designed to help organizations of all sizes (from a startup with 3 people to a Fortune 100 company) navigate the complex technology stack they have today.

100
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for employees to work remotely. The company is testing with small and medium sized businesses, and says it’ll be available for everyone in 2020

100
2 years ago

An employee training platform, aimed at helping small businesses manage their employees with more efficiency.

100
2 years ago

A financial-tech startup that is trying to provide small business owners and independent contractors with better ways to manage and pay their bills.

100
2 years ago

A “content marketing agency for small businesses.”

100
2 years ago

A startup for lending to small businesses. The startup makes it easy for banks and investors to lend to small businesses.

100
1 year ago

The startup is building a tool to help startups get more visibility into their customers. The startup wants to use data to build a “scalable dashboard” that allows small and medium sized businesses to see all their social media data in one place.

100
2 years ago

A startup to connect small businesses to freelancers using a marketplace

99
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses design and manage user-generated online profiles and meta data for their products.

99
2 years ago

A platform for small businesses to manage marketing and sales, enabling them to make more profitable sales and grow their customer base.

99
2 years ago

This startup is looking to make it easier for the millions of small businesses in the US to get bank loans.

99
2 years ago

A cybersecurity startup offering enterprise-grade security for small companies. The company claims to have already brought in $1.5M in revenue. Possibly a conflation of the financial services startup and the cybersecurity startup,

99
2 years ago

One of several startups that are building alternative work schedules that let people swap out their hours for the week. They all basically pair an employer with a local worker who can come in for extra hours in exchange for a small fee or a flat rate.

99
2 years ago

A "small business marketplace" that helps small businesses sell to consumers through a web and app interface.

99
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help small-business owners run their businesses without hiring a full-time employee. They provide a suite of tools, from a scheduling app to a CRM to help you get things done.

99
1 year ago

A tool to help small businesses set up their own websites and build their marketing in just a few minutes.

99
1 year ago

A digital credit card designed to help people pay for things by charging a small amount each time they use it.

99
1 year ago

A commerce platform that allows small businesses to sell their wares and services directly to consumers online.

99
1 year ago

A tool for helping small companies get loans from banks by simply signing a power of attorney. The startup wants to use its existing network of over 1,000 lending partners to make this happen.

99
2 years ago

The startup wants to help smaller businesses get a loan through peer-to-peer lending, and has already closed more than $50 million in loans in an eight month period since it launched.

98
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses keep track of their finances. The company is an online invoice management system that helps companies manage invoices and costs more than $300 million in annual revenue.

98
2 years ago

A platform that allows small businesses to quickly and easily sell their products to customers via a white label platform, replacing the need for expensive e-commerce platforms.

98
2 years ago

This company is building a service that helps small enterprises send and receive payments.

98
2 years ago

Startup that helps small businesses with up-to-date data on what people are saying about them online.

98
2 years ago

A small, locally-owned business in the Twin Cities that sells and rents space to small nonprofits and non-profits.

98
2 years ago

A mini-storage startup that rents out small lockers, intended to be a more affordable alternative to larger storage units.

98
2 years ago

An API-driven platform for companies to send invoices, track customers, and also for small businesses to ship online.

98
2 years ago

A chatbot that helps people connect with local small businesses that sell items on eBay.

98
2 years ago

A company that makes satellite communication easier for small businesses, in particular those whose suppliers are overseas.

98
1 year ago

A platform for small business owners to sell their products online. It has a marketplace and a back-end software that lets small business owners create and sell their products online.

98
1 year ago

A platform for small businesses that wants to help its users automate tasks like invoicing, tracking inventory, and managing transactions. The startup processes payments and can automate tasks.

98
2 years ago

A web-based service that helps small businesses grow their sales by managing their social media, SEO, and marketing campaigns. The company currently has 1,000 clients and are now hiring in the Philadelphia area.

97
2 years ago

A marketing software service for small and medium-sized companies. The company’s founders say they’re seeing a huge demand for the service from companies after a number of competitors have fallen by the wayside.

97
2 years ago

A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

97
2 years ago

A startup that’s helping small businesses in the US automate payroll and create financial reporting with minimal cost. The company is now focusing on being a one-stop shop for small businesses.

97
2 years ago

A startup that automates corporate retirement plan contributions for small businesses.

97
2 years ago

A software-as-a-service platform that allows businesses to manage their financial resources like a small business.

97
2 years ago

Startup #7 is a marketplace for student housing. The company aims to transform the student housing industry, which is currently dominated by a small number of large corporations.

97
2 years ago

A business-to-business company that creates and manages marketing campaigns to help small business owners reach their sales goals.

97
2 years ago

A social-media platform for contractors, designed for organizations with a small project or need.

96
2 years ago

A startup that helps small business owners manage and grow their business across the internet by allowing them to create a virtual storefront, and tap into the expertise of other entrepreneurs.

96
2 years ago

An insurance startup that gives small businesses a way to buy insurance without the help of an agent.

96
2 years ago

This credit card processor is trying to make small businesses feel more secure about their accounts.

96
2 years ago

Helping small businesses create community-based, crowdsourced events that benefit all the attendees.

96
2 years ago

A health insurance company built for small businesses. It’s a “flexible, affordable, and transparent platform by which businesses can get coverage for in-house doctors and nurses.”

96
2 years ago

The idea: A mobile phone that can be powered by your body movement, rather than by a battery. The goal is for the device to be small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to run a full computer. The company was founded in May 2016 by two ex-Apple engineers.

96
1 year ago

An internal social network for employees at small businesses. They have 12 employees and a $40k monthly recurring revenue.

96
2 years ago

A platform to help small businesses grow by offering them a complete marketing suite in a single product.

95
2 years ago

A market research app that helps companies understand the wants and needs of their consumers better. It’s paid for by a company like SurveyGizmo or SurveyMonkey that charges a small fee every time a survey is completed.

95
2 years ago

A project management platform: “Many small businesses are managing their projects themselves,” said CEO Ben. “We want to help them have access to the same data and value proposition that large companies have.”

95
2 years ago

Creating a social network for small business owners. The business plan is to start with a $10/month subscription service and then build a full social network for small businesses.

95
2 years ago

A platform for developing mobile apps that connects clients with developers. They’re not looking to compete with big agencies, but trying to fill a gap between startups and agencies. They’re currently attracting interest from small businesses with a few employees who are looking for a way to get high-level visibility and technical support to manage the complexity of building apps.

95
2 years ago

A company that helps small businesses in the US grow faster by delivering online marketing, sales, and customer support. They have raised a total of $2.8 million since launching in 2018.

95
2 years ago

A payment system for small businesses with physical locations, like a barbershop or a dry cleaner.

95
1 year ago

A digital asset management tool that automates accounting and audit for startups and small businesses.

95
1 year ago

A small business resource center for people who want to start a new business

95
1 year ago

This startup is building a new version of the Apple TV. The new device will be a small, small sized device that will turn the TV into a smart TV.

95
1 year ago

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

95
1 year ago

A startup that makes online payments easier for small businesses in countries where digital payments are still in its nascent stages.

95
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that provides a small-scale, educational version of a Tesla Powerwall battery to budding solar panel users The company says that their product is the fastest-growing solar product in the United States, and has seen an 800% increase in the number of students using it

94
2 years ago

A platform that helps small businesses optimize their sites for search through visual conversion. The startup is currently in private beta.

94
2 years ago

This startup is building a network for the more than 60 million people who don’t have bank accounts — but are still expected to receive a loan, rent payments, or pay utility bills. As a result, they often don’t have access to the basic financial services they need. Envelope lets them become a platform for next-day payment, and offers payment-by-phone for small transactions.

94
1 year ago

A startup that wants to improve the process of lending money to small businesses. The company is a tool used by businesses that make loans to customers.

94
1 year ago

A tool that helps small businesses manage their shipping and inventory via an app, with the startup saying they’re profitable. The company has a 1-person team and has raised $10,000.

94
1 year ago

A startup that uses a “digital designer” to help small businesses build websites. The startup’s model is to wake up early in the morning and design a website for a small business owner and have it ready to go by that evening.

94
2 years ago

Builds mobile apps for small and medium-sized businesses that are typically handled by outsourced developers. It helps the client keep track of their employees and their weekly hours, track expenses, and generate invoices.

93
2 years ago

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of a big-box retailer’s store-within-a-store model to small businesses.

93
2 years ago

A digital platform for private label products. The startup helps small businesses sell private label products via their own e-commerce websites.

93
2 years ago

A tool used to connect small businesses with customers and suppliers, allowing the businesses to manage their finances from anywhere in the world.

93
2 years ago

A company that “helps businesses buy and build from a wider, more diverse set of technology services”. The startup has raised $6 million from investors and says it has already helped companies grow from “the size of a small company to a well-staffed, highly functional team”.

93
2 years ago

A platform for helping people build and sell customized products. They’re currently focused on building a platform for small businesses to access to the manufacturing supply chain.

93
2 years ago

A startup that helps you find people who want to buy from you, and who want to buy from you. The company is currently in closed beta testing on a small group of users.

93
2 years ago

An online retailer of small business supplies that's trying to take on Amazon. The company is based in Brazil, which is where they say 85% of small businesses are located.

93
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses manage their supply chains. The app helps small businesses connect with their vendors, track orders, and automate the payment process.

93
2 years ago

This startup is building an “Amazon for small businesses”, with new products and services created by small businesses in the US and UK.

93
1 year ago

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

93
1 year ago

A platform for small businesses that want to sell their products online without a website. It’s like Etsy, but it doesn’t require a website.

93
1 year ago

A social network that facilitates small businesses sharing photos and information about their businesses

93
2 years ago

A single platform to help companies understand and engage with their customers, and act on that data. The startup is testing out a platform designed to serve the needs of small-to-medium-size companies, and then help them scale as they grow.

92
2 years ago

A startup that wants to build a global network of incubators for small businesses. Started in October, the company is currently working with a few dozen companies.

92
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses use big data to improve their operations. The company’s software helps companies make accurate trade-off decisions between labor and capital in order to optimize their operations.

92
2 years ago

A crowdfunded loans startup that helps credit unions offer small business loans to their members. It partners with Fiserv and its lending platform.

92
2 years ago

A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

92
2 years ago

An on-demand data science service for small companies. They’re offering a 10% discount to startups.

92
1 year ago

A company that wants to solve a problem for small businesses: they’re struggling to get their customers to pay. Shopin makes it easier to create a loyalty scheme for their customers by helping them create a personal account and tie it to their business account. Shopin also has a small business version that can help businesses combine rewards programs from multiple platforms into one.

92
1 year ago

A new way to make small investments in companies via a traditional stock exchange, where a fund manager buys shares in a private company and sells them to public investors. A good example of a startup that is trying to bring the benefits of high-frequency trading to a more traditional model.

92
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses open bank accounts, and then allows them to pay employees & suppliers on the go with ease.

92
1 year ago

A startup that sources and purchases organic food in the US at wholesale prices, delivering it to customers for a small fee.

92
1 year ago

A global payments company that wants to help small business owners get paid.

92
2 years ago

A startup that provides a directory of people in your area who are willing to do small tasks for you (IE: I pay $25 and you go get my laundry washed and cleaned at the dry cleaner)

91
2 years ago

building a tool to help small businesses manage their paper files, like sales invoices, in a way that’s really convenient for everyone. The startup’s CEO says that they’ve already sold their product to three big companies.

91
2 years ago

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

91
2 years ago

Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

91
2 years ago

A video chat app for small businesses, allowing them to record meetings, call in and out, and see who’s online.

91
2 years ago

A payment startup that offers a money transfer service for small and medium-sized businesses. The company has a network of partners that cover 90% of all businesses.

91
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses create marketing collateral without using their own design team

91
1 year ago

A solution for small businesses that want to order in bulk and ship it out all at once. The business is backed by Y Combinator.

91
1 year ago

A small team of developers and designers are building a simple, yet comprehensive, social network for everyone.

91
1 year ago

A provider of high speed Internet for small businesses. Its service is targeted at small businesses, who can get a gigabit speed for $40 per month.

91
2 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people who need to move or clean up their house can pay someone a small amount of money to do it for them

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