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Table Startup Ideas



9 months ago

This is a startup that wants to bring restaurant table reservations to the web. The startup works with restaurants and offers a way for them to provide table reservations via the web. They’re looking to partner with companies who have a big customer base but have been slow to adopt technology.

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1 year ago

A platform for “pay-at-the-table” service restaurants.

231
1 month ago

An online marketplace for selling used textbooks — a business that’s the only profitable part of the textbook industry.

203
1 year ago

A company building a browser extension that adds web-based editing to Microsoft Word, enabling users to do everything from adding images to creating tables and charts.

178
1 year ago

 A Chinese-language news app. They have about 200,000 users, and are profitable. They’ve already raised $3.5 million.

173
2 years ago

A startup where you can buy used tablet computers from big retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

170
1 year ago

A startup that lets people track their food from farm to table.

163
1 year ago

A digital currency for the global market. It’s first product is a stablecoin for local currency payments in the US and across the world.

155
10 months ago

A product for people who want to use a tablet for the road for some part of their work

147
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.

144
2 years ago

A maker of smartphones and tablets, the startup wants to sell its own operating system and make its own hardware.

141
2 years ago

A revenue sharing model for people who want to share their personal data with advertisers. By offering a monthly subscription, the company expects to earn revenue from those who feel most comfortable sharing their data.

138
2 years ago

Idea: A new luxury travel brand that sells experiences like a cooking class in Marrakesh, a private beach in Bali, or a safari trip in Africa. The company is targeting high net worth travelers with up to $3 million in investable assets.

135
2 years ago

A startup that is building a platform for training teachers in the US public school system. The startup wants to make school more attractive and profitable.

135
2 years ago

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that provides customers with weekly deliveries of fresh produce and other items from local farmers. Customers pay for their weekly deliveries of local fruits and vegetables through a subscription model.

135
2 years ago

A tablet organizer that aims to keep the iPad in sync with your desktop and other devices.

129
2 years ago

A B2B company that helps businesses manage their email marketing. The company says they’re profitable and growing.

128
2 years ago

A startup that makes a reusable and portable medical device that helps people keep their wounds clean

126
2 years ago

A startup that helps freelancers get paid up front, then moves that money to a business account if they don’t get enough gigs booked in a given period of time. Today it has paying customers in the US, UK, and Australia, and is profitable.

123
1 year ago

Philadelphia is home to many notable media companies, including:

122
2 years ago

A “factory farming” startup that plans to take over the entire process of raising and slaughtering animals from the farm to the table.

121
2 years ago

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

120
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.

118
2 years ago

A platform that helps people create a more profitable business by helping them get more data and improve their marketing.

118
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.

116
2 years ago

A startup for pre-owned tablets.

115
1 year ago

A new startup that wants to build a “super-headset” with a built-in Spotify subscription. The headset will be a hit with music fans who want to buy the current, highly-rated Apple Beats headphones but want something a bit more fashionable and portable.

114
2 years ago

A SaaS platform that helps IT teams automatically create a repeatable, secure, and reliable infrastructure for IoT/edge devices.

113
2 years ago

A location-based service that aims to bring the real-time chatter of restaurant reviews to the table. It’s targeting customers with $25 meals or more that don’t have a reservation.

113
2 years ago

A Facebook-like app that lets anyone build and sell a mobile website. It’s a way for people who don’t build websites to earn money rather than create their own, and has a profitable model.

112
2 years ago

A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

112
1 year ago

 A software company that helps businesses and foundations manage their contributions to charitable causes. The company wants to be the “Yahoo of charity”.

112
2 years ago

Like Uber, this startup gamifies the concept of a taxi ride, with the user playing a dispatcher for a network of taxis. The app helps users find the closest taxis using data from Yelp and OpenTable.

111
2 years ago

A digital assistant to teach people how to use their phones, helping people become more comfortable with their devices.

111
2 years ago

A startup that helps you find the cheapest places to go in the US (60,000 restaurants, 2,500 hotels, and 2,500 attractions) and then helps you price-compare them. The startup is profitable and has 75,000 users, and is profitable again after a $2 million round in late 2019.

110
2 years ago

A software company that helps insurance auto brokers become more profitable by streamlining their claims processes. They’re aiming to reach $2.5 million in revenue in the first year.

110
2 years ago

A solution for the unstable relationship between digital ad buying and the media buying process.

110
2 years ago

In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

110
2 years ago

A startup that is building an alternative repository to Airbnb for people to find rentable resources This includes everything from homes to lawn mowers, from the startup’s own website

109
2 years ago

A food delivery service that will allow its customers to order their own vegetables, rice, and protein and have it delivered directly to their door.

109
2 years ago

A SaaS platform that helps companies manage their expense reports. It starts with a monthly subscription and then allows the user to create expense reports that are editable and searchable, with the option to export.

109
2 years ago

A company that will allow you to stream your favorite TV show to any TV device in your house. The company is building a platform to stream video from any streaming platform to any device, including TVs, computers, game consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and anything else that can play video.

109
2 years ago

A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

109
1 year ago

A startup that helps people track the money they’re spending online, including all their subscriptions and subscriptions to services like Netflix. The startup’s co-founder said it’s been profitable in the past year.

108
2 years ago

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

106
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.

105
2 years ago

A startup that helps customers book restaurant tables, with a check-in and payment feature. It’s the first startup in India working on a restaurant booking app.

105
2 years ago

A bulletproof pool-table cover for pool tables, which is designed to protect the table from balls.

105
2 years ago

A startup that wants to be a digital platform that helps clients navigate the tax benefits of charitable donations. The startup is building an app that works with local charities and nonprofits that helps donors navigate the complexities of taxation. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, the startup raised $248,000 from angel investors.

104
2 years ago

A tool that allows employees to manage their expenses so they can take accounting to the next level (and hold their bosses accountable for it). The team has raised $500,000 in seed funding and is based in NYC.

104
1 year ago

 A “boutique” loyalty program that offers extra perks like free flights, hotel stays, spa visits, concert tickets, and more to frequent shoppers. The company is currently profitable and has a $7 million valuation.

104
2 years ago

A restaurant-booking app that pairs with your favorite restaurant so you can just look at the menu and book a table. The company has raised $1.3M to date.

103
2 years ago

The company is building a tool for makers to test their products, with the goal of making failure less painful and more predictable.

103
2 years ago

 A company that looks to make shared apartments more profitable, both for landlords and renters.

103
2 years ago

This startup helps people track the status of their favorite charitable causes. They helped raise $50,000 from the Center for Global Development and the Connected Ventures Fund in NYC.

102
2 years ago

The event was sponsored by Submittable, and all conference participants received a free Submittable account.

102
2 years ago

A company that makes a 2D-printable prosthetic for people who need one

101
2 years ago

An online network for women to share advice with each other and access peer support. The startup is trying to build a community that helps women keep each other accountable, and tells them when they’re in a rut and need to make a change.

101
2 years ago

This is a “tech-for-good” project that wants to build a marketplace where people can donate their old smartphones and tablets to be refurbished and repurposed into solar-powered lights for developing countries.

101
2 years 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.

101
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies adjust their business operations to be more profitable, with a focus on "lean operations" that can optimize use of resources and improve efficiency.

101
2 years ago

A different kind of charging station for electric vehicles, focusing on the home. Rather than wirelessly charging vehicles, the startup's stations are stationary and have a separate charging port for plugging in phones and tablets.

100
2 years ago

A startup that is working on an injectable drug that will help heal damaged nerve fibers. They’re working on a treatment for a degenerative disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, which is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves.

100
2 years ago

A digital version of the notebook and sketchbook you’d use to take your drawing class. The startup wants to bring digital sketching to the iPad, Android tablets, and other mobile devices.

100
2 years ago

This startup aims to make a hiring tool that is “instantly accessible and easy to use” that can “make every hire the right hire”. They have 1,000 happy customers and are profitable.

100
2 years ago

This startup is building software for people who aren’t online. It’s not just for the elderly, but for people who aren’t comfortable with the internet, or don’t have access.

99
2 years ago

A company that helps companies build software infrastructure that allows them to handle three types of data (user, table, and document) in a single data source. It’s currently being used by a large multinational company that has 7500+ employees.

99
2 years ago

A tool that provides a series of smart defaults for a wiki, like a suggested table of contents.

99
2 years ago

A software company that allows businesses to manage their inventory by tracking products on a digital platform. The company wants to make it easier to determine the most profitable products to stock, based on demand, and to manage inventory.

98
2 years ago

A company that markets and sells “performance” clothing for men. The startup is trying to make sure that the clothes it sells are comfortable and high quality.

98
1 year ago

A company that advises startups on how to manage their money in a way that’s profitable and that also benefits their employees.

98
2 years ago

A startup that is an online store that sells wedding accessories (IE People can buy wedding buntings, table decorations, etc)

97
2 years ago

A fitness tracking device that’s been downloaded over 3 million times, has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the App Store, and was sold to Apple. It’s been used by over 60 million people and is now the best-selling fitness tracker on the market. It’s profitable and has a $300 million valuation.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to be the first-mover in creating a new class of wearable computing technology. The company wants to make wearable technology that’s more comfortable, fashionable, and unconstrained.

97
2 years ago

A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

97
2 years ago

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

96
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to “write” music. The startup is building a music editing app that takes your tracks and makes them more palatable for radio and podcasts.

96
2 years ago

A platform for selling, buying, and shipping drugs online. The startup is now profitable and has a $2.5 million round of funding.

95
2 years ago

A B2B marketplace where big companies can hire sub-contracted workers for under-the-table projects.

95
2 years ago

An iOS app and web-based service that helps people find the best deals on headphones, portable speakers, and more.

95
2 years ago

A digital assistant for Real Estate Agents. The startup’s reasoning is that online agents are more popular than in-person agents, but the latter are still more profitable.

94
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

94
2 years ago

A veritable “central command center for your business”, which allows you to purchase new products, manage your inventory, and more. It’s like Amazon’s Dash button for your business.

94
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.

94
2 years ago

One of the original investors in OpenTable raised a $1 million seed round to help “Bring the magic back to the restaurant industry.”

93
2 years ago

This is a company building a platform where an existing customer can find and hire a contractor to repair or remodel a specific item in their home. It’s a marketplace for homeowners looking to hire contractors, and the startup is profitable.

93
2 years ago

A company that helps hot dog vendors in New York City sell their hot dogs by linking them to their Instagram accounts. It’s meant to make the process of selling hot dogs more efficient and profitable.

92
1 year ago

This startup wants to make the world’s most durable tablet, one that can withstand a drop from a boat in the ocean, or a puddle of coffee.

92
2 years ago

A platform that connects lenders to people who have bad credit to pay loans back on time. The company’s cofounder, David Leon, says the company is profitable, has more than $1.3 million in loans, and has been servicing loans for over a year.

91
2 years ago

A company that makes it easier for developers to build apps for every device they can imagine: phone, tablet, tv, car, etc. The business is bootstrapped and has had a $1.3M in seed funding.

91
2 years ago

A startup that brings the “higher education experience” to students by connecting them with tutors. Notable alumni include Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.

90
2 years ago

This startup wants to bring a more collaborative approach to online education. Classcraft is building a platform where you can teach someone programming, where you’re accountable to them.

90
1 month ago

A portable diagnostic tool for children to run noninvasive tests. A startup that helps parents test their kids for common problems before they go to the doctor. The startup is working on a lower-cost version of its product that can be used at home.

90
1 year ago

Other notable startups in the city include:

89
1 year ago

A messaging service for companies to send and receive messages without requiring employees to have smartphones. The company is working on a product that will work with existing hardware, like a tablet.

88
2 years ago

A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

87
2 years ago

A C2C marketplace for buying and selling used furniture. There’s a big market for people looking to buy used furniture but no good way to find them. The startup’s website shows a few beautiful tables and chairs, but the bulk of the site features the items for sale.

87
2 years ago

Koku is a tool for people to build their own subscription-based service. Koku is meant to be a one-stop shop for all of a person’s subscription needs, with a toolset designed for ease of use. The startup is a Y Combinator company, and has over 200,000 users and is profitable.

86
1 year ago

A tool that can be used to create “mini apps” that can be used to run tiny tasks on a business’s phone, like taking a picture with a tablet, or looking up a restaurant’s location.

86
1 year ago

A 3D printable gun that allows you to modify the shape of your weapon. The idea behind the technology is that it can be used to make semi-automatic weapons capable of being fired more quickly.

86
2 years ago

A digital assistant that helps you complete tasks, like finding a restaurant, booking a table, or helping with a reservation. The assistant is currently only available in the US, but the company wants to expand to more countries.

85
1 year ago

A way to make paying taxes easier, with a tool that lets you pay your taxes in a way that’s more efficient than the IRS’ online tools. The startup also wants to make the tax process more predictable and transparent by providing a taxpayer’s tax form for every state, and giving an estimate of what the liability is.

85
2 years ago

These compostable cups are meant to help coffee shops reduce their packaging waste. They can be full of coffee or tea or soup and you can recycle them, but they don’t break down in landfills.

84
2 years ago

A new way for entrepreneurs to get funding. The startup, which launches today, wants to give entrepreneurs access to a “constant stream of regular, predictable investments”.

84
2 years ago

A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

82
2 years ago

A company that builds flexible, adjustable shipping containers that can be used for housing, shipping, and construction.

81
1 year ago

"A company that helps businesses go from idea to profitable reality. We help founders build ideas from day one and help them launch them successfully."

81
2 years ago

A credit card that rewards its customers for giving back to the community. Instead of paying a flat fee for the credit card, customers are charged based on the number of points they earn for charitable donations.

80
2 years ago

A software company that provides a platform to allow employees to submit professional development suggestions that are then implemented as part of a company’s onboarding process. The startup has signed on 5 companies and is profitable.

80
1 year ago

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

80
2 years ago

A machine that makes custom items, like a couch or a table for sale with a click of a button.

79
9 months ago

A tool that switches your Mac into an Android tablet, so you can use your Macbook's touchscreen.

78
1 year ago

A medical device startup that’s trying to simplify the medical industry by tracking and improving on the performance of injectable drugs.

76
1 year ago

 A platform for creating 3D models on top of a 3D model. The startup is building a way to create 3D models of buildings and other structures, and create 3D printable models of them.

76
1 year ago

A travel health insurance company for the U.S. market, which is trying to cover a profitable market with an under-insured customer base. It’s currently in the UK, and is looking to expand to the US.

74
1 year ago

A personal computer for managing back pain. It’s essentially a smartphone that sits on a medical table and provides a diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and a system for collecting patient data.

74
8 months ago

This startup is building a portable bio-sensor that can measure drugs in the body through non-invasive blood tests. The sensors are worn like a necklace and are powered by a single AAA battery.

74
2 years ago

A profitable startup that provides software for businesses to create and operate their own community-based group insurance plans. It also provides a platform for businesses to track and control their health care costs.

73
8 months ago

A startup that wants to help you make the most of your digital devices. For example, it wants to help you use your tablet as a digital sketchbook.

72
1 year ago

A SaaS product that monitors a company’s IT infrastructure in real-time, helping it remain stable and avoid downtime.

71
1 year ago

A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

71
2 years ago

A company that helps companies with bookkeeping, and aims to do it all online. They pitch themselves as something like a “full-service accounting platform,” complete with invoicing, payments, and accounting integrations. The company was founded in 2015, and has been profitable in its first year.

69
1 year ago

Predicts and enables “data-driven innovation”. The company is looking at building a machine learning platform to help their customers find new ways to use analytics to make their businesses more profitable.

67
1 year ago

A startup where you can buy and sell your homegrown vegetables, herbs, and fruit.

67
1 year ago

A health insurance app which allows users to submit their medical claims and payment information with a couple of taps on their phone. The startup is a bit of an interesting case study for the healthcare sector. They launched in March and have over 1,000 customers already. They're profitable for the first time.

67
2 years ago

In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

66
1 year ago

is a platform for selling used textbooks and keeping college students accountable for their books.

65
7 months ago

This is a platform that helps companies that want to start a business in a location they’re not in, find an employee in that place and work together remotely. They handle everything from recruiting to HR to employee pay, with the employee paid the same rate in their home country as the company is. The company is profitable, with $2M in recurring revenue and $1M in ARR and growing.

65
2 years ago

A group of companies that provides software for physical therapists and other healthcare professionals to more easily provide patient care. It’s a software as a service that works on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

64
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that helps you connect with lenders who can provide you with capital for your business. Notable for being a woman-founded startup (two of the three founders are women).

64
1 year ago

A new way to help people stay accountable for their food. The company wants to help people keep track of their meals with a graphing platform.

63
1 year ago

A turnkey vertical farming system, where a large greenhouse can be built, which grows a variety of vegetables and fruits.

62
2 years ago

OpenTable was ranked the #1 startup in the category of “Food and Beverage” in the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the US in 2018.

60
1 year ago

A sales collaboration platform that helps companies with salespeople communicate better, run more profitable sales meetings, and close more deals.

58
10 months ago

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

58
11 months ago

Want to know exactly how much money you spend on a particular product, or how much revenue that particular product generates SaaS company Vitable wants to help.

56
1 year ago

A startup that helps users make a case for charitable donations in their life, so they can take advantage of tax benefits and make a donation to charity.

54
1 year ago

A web-based platform for organizing your life, sharing with friends and family, and managing your daily activities. Notable for its “paperless” interface, which lets you create to-do lists and share them with others.

54
1 year ago

To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

54
1 year ago

The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

53
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find free or discounted parking. The startup says it’s been profitable in the last year.

53
1 year ago

This is a new way to sell your stuff on an app. Founded in January, Papago helps people sell their items on its marketplace. The marketplace has four categories: stuff, collectables, household items, and vehicles. Members can post their items on the site for 24 hours, and if no one buys it, the item goes back to the seller’s inventory. If someone buys it, the seller gets paid in bitcoin.

52
8 months ago

A company that helps companies that operate in a surge capacity — those that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — manage their power usage and energy costs. It’s a 15 person company that launched in New York City in May, and is profitable.

50
1 year ago

A product that helps companies and individuals track and control mobile phone and tablet usage through location and mobile network data, with a focus on consumer safety using data from apps and websites.

49
1 year ago

A small team of developers who specialize in both front-end and back-end development. The startup is looking to build a web platform to integrate data from other sources into Tableau. They’re currently $5,000 in debt.

49
8 months ago

IPFS, the protocol powering the immutable web of the Internet, allows users to store and share files across the Internet without a central server and without relying on the permanence of a file's contents.

49
1 year ago

A ride-sharing service that uses algorithms to match drivers with customers, as an alternative to the taxi companies that dominate the market. The drivers are paid when they’re matched with customers with a ride, and the startup is profitable.

47
1 year ago

The following are notable U.S. venture capital firms that invest in or work with startups in the areas of healthcare:

47
1 year ago

A startup that connects farmers with buyers. The startup helps farmers find buyers with the goal of making agriculture more profitable and sustainable.

46
1 year ago

A decentralized prediction market, looking to use the power of the blockchain to bring more transparency to public wagers. The startup already has a partnership with the NBA to use data on player performance to create more stable markets.

45
1 year ago

A financial services company that provides loan payments and collection services. The startup is now profitable and has a $4.5 million valuation.

44
1 year ago

Viable is a health insurance company that provides a 10th of the cost of other plans but covers primary care and urgent care. It’s currently profitable and the product is available in the Philadelphia area.

44
5 months ago

A startup for people to find, book and review local services for things like travel, booking a table at a restaurant, pet sitting, childcare, plumbing, and more.

44
4 months ago

A startup that is building a portable robot that can help lift heavy objects. The robot is made with a mix of plastic and metal and can lift up to 40 pounds.

44
1 year ago

A company that helps companies enable “pay it forward” and other charitable and social giving programs and enable them to get tax benefits for donations.

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps people manage their credit card debt, manage their finances, and stay on top of the things they owe. It claims to have helped over 1 million people, and is profitable.

43
1 year ago

The startup is building a product that helps people pay for their next drink with a tap on a table or a QR code. The startup’s founder, Rajan Rajan, was the founder of the popular brunch spot, The Blind Barber.

43
1 year ago

Portable Wi-Fi that can be used to power routers for internet.

43
1 year ago

A smart lock system that can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet

43
3 months ago

A startup with a list of tools that let you replace your phones with a single device. It’s a bit like a phone, a bit like a tablet, and a bit like a computer.

43
1 year ago

A startup that allows anyone to rent a table at popular festivals at a discounted rate.

41
1 year ago

The idea is to provide a home base for travelers, since many are uncomfortable with the idea of being fenced in.

41
10 months ago

A startup that allows companies to build and manage their own apps, shipping software as executable code on a USB drive.

41
1 year ago

A platform that gives users the ability to share their photos on an Android phone, tablet, or computer. The company wants to become a one-stop solution for sharing photos and videos.

40
1 year ago

The California-based company, which previously had raised $16 million, is selling custom-designed power banks, which are basically portable chargers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. The company is selling them through its website but is also looking to partner with retailers to sell them in their brick-and-mortar stores.

40
1 year ago

A company that provides an online profile management tool. The startup is also working on a beta version of a layer of security around user data. The company's founder originally pitched the idea at Y Combinator in 2014, but the founders decided to pivot to a more stable revenue stream.

40
1 year ago

A startup that helps people build virtual reality experiences and help create immersive experiences for brands. Notable for its location-based VR hardware for gaming and entertainment, the company is building a virtual reality platform for malls and shopping centers.

40
10 months ago

This B2B software company aims to make the retail space more predictable. They’re using machine learning to help retailers predict sales by combining a customer’s purchase history with weather, seasonality, and other factors.

40
2 months ago

An organization that helps finance professionals in developing markets establish upstart businesses using the same financing tools as larger companies in developed markets. The company’s clients have access to the same loans as big banks, but at a lower rate. The company is profitable and plans to expand to other developing markets.

40
1 year ago

A company looking to build the ultimate medical-grade exam table. The startup has built a prototype that can raise and lower patients in ways that medical professionals often describe as “magical”.

39
1 year ago

A platform for the entertainment industry to create, manage, and monetize its content. The startup says it will help artists “pivot to new business models, stay profitable, and expand their business”.

39
1 year ago

A B2B service that’s been in beta for over a year that helps restaurants manage their finances. The service helps restaurants manage their business from a single location and get a better sense of how they’re doing and where their money's going. The company was founded in 2013 and is profitable and growing.

39
1 year ago

A “work from home” app that allows the user to access their employer’s office remotely via a tablet or a PC. The startup wants to remove the barriers that exist between employees and their work.

39
1 year ago

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

39
8 months ago

Designed for dinnertime conversations, the app allows users to see what their friends are talking about and brings some of Facebook’s features to dinner table discussions.

39
4 months ago

This company is a marketplace for shared storage, storage on remote servers, with a network of people that store their stuff there. They charge a monthly fee, and they say they’re profitable with over 60,000 users.

39
1 year ago

A Chicago-based startup that helps companies build employee wellness products. It’s a way for companies to create wellness programs that are sticky and profitable.

38
1 year ago

A ping-pong robot that can play table tennis at a fast pace.

38
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find and book home services, like cleaners and handymen. The startup currently has 30 employees and is profitable.

38
1 year ago

A startup that makes a shared, portable USB charger that’s small enough to fit in a wallet, but can still power smartphones and tablets.

38
1 year ago

A company that wants to help employees get more comfortable using video for work.

38
1 year ago

A platform that connects the right people in the right places for a roomier, more comfortable vacation.

38
8 months ago

 A startup that makes a high-tech paper tablecloth that can be used to protect a dining room table and also to track how often a table is used.

38
5 months ago

An online platform for pre-screening candidates before speaking engagements, meant to be used as a way to filter potentially unsuitable candidates.

38
3 months ago

A startup that runs a poker table through any video chat, allowing people to play in a virtual environment.

38
1 year ago

A platform that helps users find nearby ping pong tables, buy tables, and host matches.

37
1 year ago

Web-based software that gives restaurants a way to track guests from table to table, and find out how much money they spend.

37
1 year ago

An AI that helps companies discover and understand meaning in text and voice. The product is used by companies like Duolingo, and the startup says it’s profitable and growing.

37
1 year ago

A platform that uses AI to determine the most profitable items to sell on your e-commerce site.

37
1 year ago

A new way to make custom 3D printable accessories. The startup makes parts for consumer electronics and is looking to make a new business out of selling them to users of its existing apps.

37
8 months ago

A solution for managing restaurant wait times. The startup is one of the few in this space, and is focused on being a single number that shows how long a customer can expect to wait for a table.

37
7 months ago

Not all of these companies are live, but they’re the most notable of Y Combinator’s startups.

37
6 months ago

This startup is building a way to make virtual reality more accessible by creating a portable VR headset with a built-in camera.

37
5 months ago

 A platform that helps make your business portable. The startup helps connect businesses with offshore locations that are close to you. For example, with the platform you could have a call center in India, but still be able to talk to the customer in the US.

37
1 year ago

An enterprise-grade video conferencing platform for business. The startup is already profitable and is looking to double its 50 employees over the next year.

36
1 year ago

Connects with a user’s Evernote account to create a pivot table, with a map or a list.

36
11 months ago

This business is building a system that allows buyers to choose and track the most reputable and reliable retailers, and helps them avoid fraudulent sellers.

36
7 months ago

A way to save money on growing herbs and vegetables. Users take a photo of a plant, and the app can determine the optimal conditions for growing it.

36
11 months ago

A portable, solar-powered “newsroom” for journalists covering breaking news.

35
11 months ago

A startup that hopes to use AI to find gaps in the market, allowing people to make more profitable investments.

35
4 months ago

A company that sells a series of “smart” tables, with a companion app that lets you create and manage schedules, while allowing you to send out notifications to everyone in your group.

35
1 year ago

A healthcare company that makes a portable smart home oxygen monitor for patients at home. The startup wants to make it easier for patients to track their oxygen levels.

34
11 months ago

A hybrid of Yelp and OpenTable that allows you to order from a restaurant, but pay a la carte rather than getting a set meal.

34
7 months ago

Amped is a personal assistant platform that aims to help people “get unstuck” and get back to doing the things they love. Amped helps people make phone calls, book restaurants through OpenTable, and book other things that help them get back to doing the things they love.

34
7 months ago

A startup that wants to connect your phone or tablet directly to your TV, eliminating the need for a cable box.

34
4 months ago

A startup that’s building a game-like platform for people to play table tennis against each other in real time.

34
3 months ago

A startup for people to buy and sell their old laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

34
2 months ago

This startup is building a way for people to create their own smart contracts, then use them to automate boring tasks and make them profitable.

34
1 year ago

The first platform for wholesale drug purchasing, connecting drug companies with distributors. The startup is already profitable and has 1,000 customers.

33
1 year ago

A startup founded by several ex-Adobe employees to develop a creative suite for mobile and tablet devices. It has raised $26 million in funding.

33
1 year ago

 A  company that  builds  a  personal  and  professional  portable  credit  score  for  people  who  have  an  unsecured  credit  card  (UCC)  and  don’t  have  the  equipment  to  install  a  credit  card  reader.  For  the  most  unsecured  credit  card  holders,  commonly  known  as  under-banked,  the  company  will  build  a  simple  and  secure  online  credit  application.

33
6 months ago

A micro-currency with no transaction fees. The startup is building a global payment solution for enterprises and consumers. It’s notable for being the first to integrate a cryptocurrency into an existing business.

33
5 months ago

 A tool for building data visualizations from your raw data in the form of charts, maps, and tables. PQR is currently available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

33
10 months ago

A platform that enables retailers to grow their business, build a community and be profitable. The company is backed by True Ventures, Amazon, and Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield.

32
9 months ago

A platform to help the homeless apply for jobs, find housing, receive health services, and ultimately live a more stable life.

32
5 months ago

A startup that helps farmers in Japan make more money from their crops by helping them get better prices for their vegetables.

32
5 months ago

Building a community of creators to help build 3D models and 3D printables.

32
11 months ago

A group of investors in Turkey who are looking to provide a central platform for venture capital investment. They want to help connect investors with startups and help investors feel more comfortable with the market and process.

31
8 months ago

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

31
8 months ago

A company that creates custom-designed, pre-packaged, monthly subscription boxes of healthy snacks. The boxes are meant to be tasty, portable, and affordable, but also good for you. Customers can customize their boxes with additional ingredients, and can track their consumption on a website. The boxes are available on subscription, as well as individually.

31
11 months ago

A company that makes stuff for people to wear that are healthier, more stylish, more durable, and more comfortable than the current crop of options.

30
7 months ago

Notable startups from the Indian market:

30
4 months ago

 A social networking app for people with intellectual disabilities. Notable for being the first app to be accepted into the Google Play for Accessible Apps program.

30
3 months ago

A tablet-based virtual classroom for kids.

30
10 months ago

A 3D design tool for printable circuit boards.

29
10 months ago

A 3D-printed gadget that looks like a baseball cap that can be used to store and carry your phone in your pocket. The company calls it the “Portable Pocket”.

29
3 months ago

A collaboration tool for teams and individuals to manage their time and tasks. Built for teams that want to keep team members accountable to their own schedules and goals.

29
2 months ago

Revive is building a platform for holding generic drug companies accountable for their drugs, which include those that are off patent and in need of generic competition. The startup aims to build a way for generic drug companies to explain their products and defend themselves against generic-drug-makers.

29
1 year ago

A startup that arranges bookings for table tennis clubs, school gyms, or snooker clubs. The startup connects people looking for table tennis, snooker, or other sports to people who would like to host them.

28
9 months ago

A credit card that offers free flight insurance, free baggage insurance and free lost luggage insurance. The startup wants to build a stable of partners for the service, and plans to start in the US and UK.

28
8 months ago

This startup is building a management app for restaurants, allowing managers to see which tables, employees, and guests are on the premises and track their purchases.

28
6 months ago

A system that monitors and controls the airflow in buildings and rooms, allowing them to be more energy-efficient and comfortable.

28
4 months ago

The startup is building a platform that helps you find the nearest babysitter, and it’s already working with more than 100 cities. They’re profitable and expect to be profitable by the end of 2020.

28
6 months ago

Is building a database for small businesses to help them become more profitable.

27
5 months ago

A startup that makes it easy for anyone to access inexpensive and highly profitable lending.

27
2 years ago

Idea: This startup helps restaurants streamline operations through an app that lets customers order their meals on a tablet and then pick them up at a counter inside the restaurant

26
11 months ago

A company that makes reusable plastic shopping bags that are 100% compostable.

26
7 months ago

A startup that provides an insurance-like product for construction companies, which helps them track and manage their risks. It’s a “smart” insurance product that uses data to help track and manage risks like weather, equipment failures and employee performance. It’s already profitable.

26
3 months ago

Eclipsum is a startup that is making it easier for users to create visual presentations with the use of “smart” software. The software runs on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone and allows users to create and share interactive graphs, charts, and maps.

26
10 months ago

An ad network for the ad tech industry. The startup is working to make the industry more efficient and more profitable. They’re hoping it will work with publishers as well as advertisers.

25
8 months ago

A platform that lets you build custom quizzes, sortable by question difficulty, time and topic.

25
7 months ago

A 3D virtual reality headset company that wants to make the world’s most comfortable VR headset. The company is trying to solve the “over-customization” of the current Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets.

25
6 months ago

A tool for creating personalized videos for social media. The startup says they have 20 employees and are profitable and growing in the US, with a 10% conversion rate.

25
4 months ago

A startup that’s building a data analytics platform that can help retailers determine the most profitable locations to open new stores.

25
4 months ago

A platform that allows farmers to monitor and manage their crops, with a focus on data collection and analytics. The startup is currently in a pilot with a leading fruit and vegetable producer in the UK.

25
3 months ago

The founders of Zapier want to make it easy to set up a set of apps to automatically trigger each other. They say they have over 35,000 users and are profitable.

25
6 months ago

A way to help people find and sell good-quality used phones and tablets.

24
5 months ago

A personalized, gamified tablet game that teaches science concepts and helps students better understand the world around them.

24
9 months ago

A platform for using the cloud to host and share content, including music, photos and videos. The company wants to be a place where people can upload, edit and share their own content in a way that isn’t controlled by one single entity. It has 9,500 users and is profitable.

23
9 months ago

A pitch for a robot that builds things. At the moment it’s just a prototype that looks like an industrial robot and has the ability to build a table.

23
6 months ago

The startup’s goal is simple: to create easy-to-use, stable and secure messaging infrastructure.

23
5 months ago

A company that makes a portable, minimalist wallet.

23
5 months ago

This table summarizes the news stories from each of these companies that have been covered by nationally syndicated outlets.

23
5 months ago

A startup that allows the programmers of a community to build a better, faster and more stable website for their online community. The company is developing an API for community sites to integrate into their own.

22
26 days ago

A startup for providing a stable of freelance workers who can do things like data entry, research, or video.

22
9 months ago

This is a startup that teams up with restaurants to build a shared table that customers can reserve. The tables are in a different part of the restaurant, and the customer can reserve them via their phone. It has a very interesting model, but the market it’s targeting is sticky, and they’re looking to expand past the pilot they’ve begun.

21
3 months ago

A tool to make freelance work more predictable, with an admin dashboard that allows companies to quickly track their freelance’s schedule.

21
2 years ago

Idea: A startup helping businesses in emerging markets manage inventory and orders using a mobile app and a desktop dashboard. The founders say they’ve already signed more than 50 customers in the past month (and have been accepted to Y Combinator,) and that the business has been profitable since it launched at the end of May.

20
5 months ago

A company that makes it easier for companies to share their products on Facebook and Instagram. Notable for its $4 million in seed funding.

20
3 months ago

A tool that allows organizations to keep track of their data and employees, with a dash of gamification to keep them accountable.

20
6 months ago

A startup that lets users pay for their parking via a mobile app. The company says it’s currently working with over 1,000 parking lots and is profitable, in part because it cuts out the

19
4 months ago

The startup offers a white-labeled version of their existing software to businesses with different needs. The version is meant to be more affordable and more suitable for small businesses.

19
3 months ago

Viable is building a platform for employers to manage their employee health plans. It’s a B2B operation, with its first customers being large employers like the Department of Defense and United Parcel Service. Viable is profitable and growing in the Philadelphia area.

19
1 month ago

A supply chain management service with a focus on the food industry, enabling customers to track and manage the movement of goods from farmer to table. The startup was founded in April, and has been growing rapidly.

19
3 months ago

A platform that allows people to share their photos, videos, and stories in a more social setting. The startup is meant for people who want to share their stories but aren’t comfortable with the “traditional” media.

18
3 months ago

The company wants to build robust biometric tools for use in retail and banking. It’s building technology to identify and authenticate people on mobile phones and tablets.

18
3 months ago

A company that builds an ordering platform for farmers to get their vegetables and products to market faster.

18
2 months ago

A pay-as-you-go delivery service that brings groceries straight to your door. Its founders say they’re currently profitable, but the plan is to raise more capital later this year.

17
7 months ago

A SaaS platform for creating, managing, and selling e-books. The startup wants to make publishing easier, and by working with publishers, it can make the process more profitable.

16
5 months ago

A company that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of cities by using drones to deliver people small packages of fruit and vegetables.

16
3 months ago

A startup that wants to change the way we earn money through automated investing. The startup says it wants to bring the same kinds of automated investing technologies to the world of charitable giving.

16
1 month ago

This startup is building a home security platform for families that can be used with a smart phone, tablet, or computer.

16
1 month ago

Nivi is an online marketplace for buying used cars for under $10,000. The startup is based in San Francisco and has been operating in the US market for the past year. It’s profitable, and wants to expand to other markets.

15
5 months ago

A tele-medicine company that builds tele-presence technology to allow doctors to treat patients remotely with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They want to bring together the data they collect while treating patients and share it with hospitals, insurance companies, and other health providers.

14
3 months ago

Aquent is building a device which allows people to dehydrate fruits and vegetables, and then reconstitute them into the original form.

14
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that’s building a tool for online tutoring, but its focus is on the digital-first approach it’s taking: the startup sees the future of education as a lot more digital, and so it’s building a teaching platform that works with students’ tablets and phones.

13
3 months ago

A 100% web based accounting app with a focus on payroll and taxes. They’re profitable with $25k on the books after launching in January 2019.

13
27 days ago

A customer service platform for restaurants. The startup is building out a service that helps restaurants easily manage a reservation system by making it easy to create and assign a customer service agent to a table based on availability.

13
2 months ago

This startup is building a time tracking tool for freelancers and small businesses. They say they have over 2,000 paying users and are profitable.

12
2 months ago

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

12
2 months ago

The company is building a way to make it easier for people to donate their time to charitable organizations.

12
17 days ago

A new digital currency that’s designed to help people and businesses in developing countries. The digital currency is designed to be more stable than Bitcoin and with a lower transaction fee.

12
10 days ago

 A platform that makes it easier for companies to manage payroll, benefits, and retirement. The startup has 100 customers and is profitable.

12
2 months ago

A startup that assists small businesses in optimizing their advertising budgets, and helps them create more profitable ad campaigns

11
1 month ago

A portable DNA sequencer that operates using a phone battery. The startup plans to launch in 2020 with a test kit that costs $150 and will work on any smartphone.

11
2 months ago

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

10
18 days ago

A platform that helps employers with payroll and HR. They’re profitable and growing in the Raleigh, NC area.

10
14 days ago

A startup that helps you get the most out of your commute. TransitHero tracks your commute and shows you where you should leave based on time and time of day. It then helps you find out how to get to your destination, with an app that shows you alternative routes and timetables.

10
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to be the Open Table of the cannabis industry, creating an online directory of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

9
8 days ago

A startup that is creating a new type of screen that allows users to interact with their TV as if it were a tablet, as well as other devices, without needing to turn off the TV.

9
2 years ago

Idea: A 3D audio startup that is trying to make podcasting more immersive by using binaural audio. The app has a pretty strong take on the future of podcasting, and its founder says that the company is profitable.

8
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for hand-made products. The startup is looking to disrupt the marketplace business by focusing on a niche of handmade goods. The startup claims it can make handmade goods more profitable for producers and more affordable for consumers.

7
1 month ago

Health apps are usually available on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Haze is building a smartphone app that helps patients monitor their health and stay in control of appointments.

6
20 days ago

New York-based startup is building an app that allows users to post and exchange photos and short videos together. The startup is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and other notable venture capitalists.

6
17 days ago

A platform that allows people to sell their old cellphones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices online.

6
13 days ago

Powerful, flexible, and affordable medical devices for implantable therapy. The company aims to build devices that are modular, flexible, and affordable.

6
7 days ago

The company is a pioneer in the field of payment-as-a-service technology. TAPAS is a cloud-based payments service which brings payment and commerce to the world of mobile handsets, tablets, wearables and even smart-phones via a fast, secure and simple to use interface. TAPAS currently supports online retail, online games and online banking platforms. TAPAS is being used in more than 500 companies in over 40 countries.

4
3 days ago

This startup is building a product that claims it will allow food trucks to fulfill orders in less time and with greater accuracy than traditional delivery services, which is important for food trucks as they are often less profitable.

3
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a real estate investing marketplace where individual investors can connect with each other and do deals together. The company charges a fee on each transaction, and says it is profitable.

2
3 days ago

A tablet-based, subscription-based reservation system for restaurants. The service allows restaurants to book tables by text, mail or phone.

1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps online businesses understand how their product is interacting with the real world It’s like an interactive version of Google Analytics The startup’s software is built on top of a distributed programmable database called BigTable and is currently selling to a handful of enterprise clients

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2 years ago

Idea: Early stage, VC-backed uBiome is an open source citizen science biotech that makes it easy for anyone to analyze their microbiome The company is profitable and is scaling internationally, but its founders want more funding

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Luxe is building a platform for on-demand car service that charges $5 per month for bookings and $150 per mile The company expects to be profitable by the end of the year

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2 years ago

Idea: A market for people who want to rent their vehicles to others for a few hours or the day The company has grown to 15,000 drivers in the Boston area They’re aiming to be a trusted marketplace that makes it easier to rent cars, and more profitable for their drivers

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a platform for shared office space. The company’s founders say that it’s already profitable and has $2.8 million in revenue, with $10 million in annual recurring revenue. The company is installing $10 million in hardware in the next two years. It’s currently profitable.

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup that helps people manage their finances by pulling in all their accounts from various banks and credit card companies. The company says it is profitable and growing quickly.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform that uses AI to help small business owners scale by building an engine that automatically figures out the most profitable steps to scale a business.

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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

xtractor is a platform for helping publishers convert their subscriptions into recurring revenue, which is often more profitable. xtractor’s pitch is hyperfocused on their customers’ business needs, like improving reader retention and increasing subscription and recurring revenue.

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2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Idea: A white-labeled version of the video scheduling tools used by companies like Google and Facebook. It also helps companies manage their video ads — and is profitable now by helping companies make native videos.

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