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1 year ago

A company that sells technology to help the elderly maintain their independence.

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2 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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11 months ago

A technology that offers a way to pay bills online.

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1 year ago

A company that helps teachers who don’t have access to iPads and other education technology tools.

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11 months ago

A platform for keeping an eye on police in your neighborhood. The technology does not yet exist, but the startup is looking to build it and get it to market.

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1 year ago

A startup that uses affordable technology to help farmers in India learn to use technology to make better decisions

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1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for American farmers to sell their goods to consumers worldwide. The startup aims to use a mix of digital store fronts and technology to deliver to consumers in countries like India and China, where the rural population has been growing.

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11 months ago

A toolkit that helps people avoid the pitfalls of modern technology and stay connected to their loved ones.

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11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

A game that uses blockchain technology to make it easier for users to bet on the NFL

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11 months ago

An e-commerce platform for the fashion industry. They say that their technology can help fashion brands save billions of dollars in handling admin tasks.

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1 year ago

A company that creates smart home accessories and technology for people who don’t want to deal with the technology themselves.

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1 year ago

A technology company that helps insurance companies manage claims, follow up with patients and reduce fraud.

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2 months ago

An autonomous electric vehicle technology company.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a startup incubator for technology startups in China.

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1 year ago

A technology that helps companies collaborate and communicate with one another. The startup is currently making $36,000 per month from two customers.

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1 year ago

A startup that uses a combination of machine learning, chatbot technology, and artificial intelligence to provide real-time intelligence for corporate clients.

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1 year ago

A health care technology company that wants to build a device that can measure your body’s cortisol levels to determine your stress levels.

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1 year ago

A real estate technology company that helps agents across the country with their home shopping and marketing needs.

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1 year ago

A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

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11 months ago

A technology that helps employees plan and execute their work better, in real time.

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1 year ago

A pet tracking technology that lets you see where your dog is, even when they’re asleep

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to put technology in the hands of complete beginners, in order to teach them how to use the internet.

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1 year ago

A platform for forging relationships between people and businesses through technology and entertainment events.

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1 year ago

This company is building technology that combines the best practices of the world’s ride-sharing companies into a single platform.

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1 year ago

A mobile app that connects people to other travelers and hosts. The startup wants to use technology to make the world’s hotels and hostels more efficient and make it easier for people to find a place to stay.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps you find a ride share for a trip by using a variety of technology to help you choose a car that’s right for you. The startup has raised $3.5 million in two rounds of funding.

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1 year ago

A company that wants to make it easy for large companies to take advantage of technology and automation to save money, while still ensuring employees have access to human resources, benefits, and security.

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1 year ago

A technology that helps retailers track customer activity from the moment a customer opens the door to the moment they leave.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A company that uses a patented optical-recognition technology to read barcodes and replace QR codes.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps companies with their HR technology, from recruitment to onboarding to payroll.

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1 year ago

A platform that helps improve the user experience of customer support and sales. The company wants to help companies make better use of the technology they have.

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1 year ago

Web-based technology for managing and publishing content across all of a business’s digital channels.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a telepresence technology that allows you to virtually work from home.

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1 year ago

Media startups are often built on the back of a single product, such as Skype or YouTube. The company’s founders say its technology can help companies figure out whether a new product is worth the investment.

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1 year ago

Leading-edge technology company that offers software and services to help Internet companies manage their content, protecting them from copyright infringement and piracy.

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1 year ago

A digital technology platform that helps companies build and manage a single, unified customer database for customer relationship management. The company combines the best features of CRM software with the functionality of a customer relationship management platform.

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5 months ago

A technology platform that helps doctors make more personal connections with patients through a network of “health coaches.”

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A company that creates technology that can detect defects in products before they're shipped to customers.

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1 year ago

A company that wants to help hospitals build better technology. It's building cloud software that allows nurses to prioritize patient care, use a shared calendar, communicate with doctors, and more.

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1 year ago

A technology that helps companies understand what customers are looking at on their mobile devices.

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1 year ago

Part of a $100 million venture fund that’s investing in food technology startups, including a company that’s building a delivery service for food, and another that’s building a delivery network for food.

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1 year ago

This is a water filtration system that claims to remove 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses, and cysts, using FOSS technology.

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1 year ago

A financial technology company that helps retail clients with business expenses and operations.

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1 year ago

A crowd-funded project to bring the benefits of underfloor heating and cooling to the underdeveloped world. The startup’s founders came up with the concept for a client-focused project as a way to combine the technology with other humanitarian efforts.

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1 year ago

An online shopping marketplace that uses mobile payment technology to allow customers to buy and sell items from their smartphones.

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1 year ago

A clean water startup that wants to help rural areas access their own clean water. The startup currently has a beta version of their product in the Amazon rain forest and plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for their water technology in 2021.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to help teachers use technology in the classroom

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1 year ago

A mobile payment platform that partners with existing retailers to offer secure, easy payment solutions. Its technology is based on the QR code, and the company says its product is more secure than the current “contactless” payment methods.

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1 year ago

A platform to enable a “smart pool”. The startup is building technology that allows for robotic pool maintenance so pool owners don’t have to spend hours performing maintenance tasks.

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1 year ago

This startup, which is a subsidiary of a government agency in Brazil, is focused on building technology to provide transparency into the country’s elections.

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1 year ago

"Idea 2.0 is a tool for entrepreneurs to help them learn about new technologies in the market and network together. It’s the Uber of technology conferences. The conference is in its second year and has had over 1,000 attendees and 300+ speakers from 45 countries. The conference’s format is based on the model of Airbnb, where the host gets to pick the guests. The guest list is highly curated and the speakers are handpicked by the company’s CEO. The conference has been very well received by attendees and has been named a Top 10 conference in the US in 2018.

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1 year ago

An ad tech company that’s building a new technology that they say has the potential to significantly change the way digital advertising is purchased and sold. The company’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the digital advertising market by giving advertisers complete control of their ad campaigns, directly from their desktop and mobile devices.

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1 year ago

This startup is building an app that helps people design their own personalized delivery drones. The drones will be powered by the startup’s own solar-powered drone charging technology.

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1 year ago

A technology company providing a way to help companies manage employees’ expenses and track their compliance.

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1 year ago

A patent-pending technology that allows companies to build a “firewall” between their corporate networks and the internet, to protect data from unauthorized access.

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1 year ago

A company building advanced text messaging technology that turns your phone into a series of touch buttons and sensors. It’s supposed to help you take advantage of the latest machine learning and sensor technology.

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1 year ago

A technology company that takes photo and video content, and makes it into a product that can be resold as an image or video stock. They’re also developing a platform to enable photo and video creatives to get paid for their work

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a way to create virtual reality experiences for brands, using a technology called “phantom display”.

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1 year ago

A startup that conducts research on the effects of technology on society, and then works with companies and government to find solutions

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1 year ago

A platform for software developers to be able to build and test mobile apps and websites with ease. In a press release, the company said that its technology was “designed to reduce the time and cost of development for mobile applications.”

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

A B2B company that helps banks take advantage of underutilized data in their systems. The company claims its technology can help banks save up to $500m a year.

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11 months ago

An eco-friendly conference for startups, focused on innovation, sustainability and technology.

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10 months ago

A startup that provides professional services for marketing, design, and technology to brands that want to set up their own online storefronts.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to empower employees to make their own technology decisions, rather than giving them a limited set of options.

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1 year ago

A company that provides AI-powered technology for online retailers, including an AI-powered website that can automatically suggest new products and changes to products based on consumer behavior.

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1 year ago

Founded by two former McKinsey consultants, Talent App is a startup that helps companies find the best candidates for roles using ATS technology. Talent App is a membership-based service that includes features like a powerful candidate analytics tool, a job board, and insights into candidate behavior.

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1 year ago

A startup that sells modular smart-home devices aimed at delivering better ‘integrated’ home technology.

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11 months ago

A software company that is building a technology platform that helps e-commerce retailers and merchants deliver tailored messages to consumers based on their gender and demographic information.

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1 year ago

A digital product that allows users to create, share, and remix their favorite songs. The startup is working on its own proprietary technology that will help music creators and artists track their songs, and manage their royalties.

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1 year ago

A startup that develops wearable technology for runners. The company is selling a smartwatch that tracks things like pace, distance, and calories burned.

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1 year ago

The company is pairing the digital technology used by banks to process payments to the physical elements of a cash machine, such as a keypad and a printer, to create an end-to-end solution.

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1 year ago

A company that will help you “re-purpose your technology,” where you can take old tech and either sell it to someone else, or build something new out of it.

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11 months ago

VR-based technology that lets people experience things like medical and scientific procedures in virtual reality.

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1 year ago

A company that brings internet of things-style technology to the previously non-internet-connected, like home appliances. It’s a home monitoring hub that allows you to control things like your lights and heating from your smartphone.

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1 year 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”.

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1 year ago

"Wired" magazine named the list of the "75 Smartest Entrepreneurs in Technology" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the magazine.

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1 year ago

A startup that builds software for managing technology and data for colleges. The company claims to have over $6 million in monthly recurring revenue, and counts Dow Jones as one of its customers.

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1 year ago

A decentralized platform for supply chains. The platform builds on a blockchain technology, which is a way of managing digital assets which is mainly popular in the crypto world. The platform is meant to help companies automate their supply chains and manage their inventory better.

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11 months ago

The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

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1 year ago

A micro-invention technology startup that lets anyone print 3D objects using simple DIY kits.

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11 months ago

A digital media studio that helps brands create top-quality videos by combining story-telling and media technology. The startup is looking to create a platform that is easy for people to use, allowing for professional-level video production at a minimal cost.

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1 year ago

This company builds technology that allows people to securely and easily send money to and from the Philippines. Their service, which launched in May of 2018, allows Filipinos to send money to family and friends without having to deal with the high fees associated with traditional remittance services.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps developers work more effectively with their code. The startup’s technology is built to help developers more effectively work with their code.

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1 year ago

A startup that is building a platform to allow high school students to build a career in technology.

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1 year ago

A payment technology company that works with online retailers and e-commerce platforms. The startup uses blockchain technology to enable payments between the retailer and the customer. It has been featured on the “top 10 under-the-radar blockchain startups” from CB Insights.

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1 year ago

A company that uses real-time technology to make sure that your home security system is always on, and that it can be accessed by your family members and friends. It’s also a tool to protect against cyber thieves who could potentially hack into your devices.

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1 year ago

This startup is going after the $2.5 trillion PBOC, or People’s Bank of China. A financial technology startup that wants to serve the Chinese populace that isn’t as online-savvy as westerners.

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1 year ago

A startup developing a novel technology allowing people to exchange information in a way that is secure and private.

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1 year ago

A “smart seating” technology that provides real-time feedback for physical therapists and other health care professionals.

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1 year ago

A technology that helps to monitor the health of workers, including health risk factors and physical activity levels. The startup believes that the technology will be important for companies who want to make sure their employees are healthy.

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1 year ago

A platform that helps developers of internet of things devices get their software into the hands of end users. The startup is focused on the “Internet of Stuff”, or the internet of things — a technology that allows everyday items to be connected to the internet and have their state monitored.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to develop a technology that allows cities to track air quality.

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1 year ago

A computer vision startup that wants to use machine learning and image recognition to make product photos more complete. The startup says their technology can improve the accuracy of product photos 40% with claims to be able to identify colors, shapes and other features of products.

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11 months ago

A podcast that focuses on the intersection of technology and business, including interviews with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

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1 year ago

America’s digital magazine is a digital magazine that is central to its mission is to cover the changing landscape of the media industry, and how technology is affecting it. Since February 2014, it has published a new issue every other Thursday and has a print-on-demand model, so subscribers receive their copy directly.

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1 year ago

A VC-backed startup that is looking to bring financial services to the unbanked in India. The company has started piloting its technology in Chennai and Hyderabad.

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1 year ago

a technology service to make people’s lives easier by letting them manage their health records from a single source. The startup has a partnership with WellPoint to bring its service to hospitals and doctors.

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1 year ago

Predictive modeling technology that can help marketers understand where consumers are and what they’re interested in at any given time.

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1 year ago

A health care startup that aims to make the best use of technology to help doctors and patients manage their health.

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1 year ago

An affordable, internal IT service for small businesses. The startup aims to be a technology partner for small businesses, offering a package of IT services to keep employees productive and the business running.

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1 year ago

A startup that uses its own technology to construct a new type of credit reporting agency, which will offer credit score and credit monitoring to people who do not have access to traditional credit reports.

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10 months ago

A company that uses data and technology to help companies sell to businesses like investors.

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1 year ago

An online platform for retailers to manage the customer experience through technology.

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1 year ago

A text-to-speech service for the blind that uses the Amazon Echo to convert written words to audio. WordBlind uses a technology called "on-the-fly" speech synthesis to convert text to audio that sounds like the original.

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11 months ago

A company that’s building a technology platform to help the public sector figure out the best way to use technology when it comes to delivering public services.

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11 months ago

“The world’s largest decentralized flight management system”, helping pilots and air traffic control systems coordinate location and navigate flights. The startup says that its technology is already replacing “50% of an airline’s total operations” with a fleet of more than 30,000 aircraft.

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1 year ago

A decentralized communications company with a focus on legal and regulatory compliance. The company is building out its technology to allow lawyers to create and manage documents via a chatbot.

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1 year ago

 App that helps teachers find and collaborate on common content. The company’s technology works with Google Docs to organize a shared content space and show when content has changed. The product serves over 2,000 schools.

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1 year ago

A company that makes it easier for businesses to adopt and use technology. They’re currently working with 10 customers, including two large enterprise customers, and offer solutions in computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning.

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1 year ago

A company that helps build technology for banks to provide online banking through telepresence. A few months ago, it was reported that Facebook was looking to invest in VR company Magic Leap to help make this possible.

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1 year ago

A group of technology companies that are building a “novel” way for companies to track the progress of their products through the design process.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A startup that helps companies learn about the best technology for their business, and then negotiates the best rates for their clients.

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1 year ago

A platform for zero-emission cars, building off the technology that makes electric cars drive themselves.

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9 months ago

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

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1 year ago

This app is designed for people with mobility issues to schedule and manage their indoor activities. The startup wants to bring technology to a new market of people with mobility issues.

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1 year ago

A chatbot to help people learn on the fly about deep learning, AI, and AI-driven technology.

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1 year ago

This app helps employers and candidates find each other in a process known as telecommuting. It uses the same technology that’s used to find talent at LinkedIn.

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1 year ago

An AI-powered platform that helps travel companies and agents book seats and deals on the most popular airline websites. The startup's proprietary technology is a SaaS product that can be integrated with any travel site.

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1 year ago

A recruiting platform for tech-related positions, which they say is “designed for professionals with a track record of building technology-driven products”.

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1 year ago

A technology company that makes software for the telemedicine market.

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9 months ago

Builds a temporary software platform based on Docker container technology for developers.

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1 year ago

A startup that builds custom smart shoes for people with disabilities. The shoes use a wireless accelerometer and Bluetooth technology to detect movement and alert a person when they’re about to fall. The startup is currently working with the military, but is looking to expand into consumer markets.

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1 year ago

An AI-based assist-ive technology for elderly patients. It’s built on Amazon’s Alexa platform and uses artificial intelligence to predict what the doctor will say before he says it, allowing the patient to adjust their behavior based on the doctor’s instructions.

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1 year ago

A health technology platform that aims to bring together doctors and patients in a single platform.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A way to track dog and cat behavior. The startup is building a technology that monitors pet behavior, including sleep patterns, mood, and exercise.

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1 year ago

A company that helps bring back the romance of gardening and growing plants in the age of technology.

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1 year ago

A financial technology company that wants an AI-based product that will help users track their spending and help them avoid financial crime.

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1 year ago

A startup that allows retailers to use existing technology to create a shop-within-a-shop experience.

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1 year ago

An automation platform for recruitment technology products.

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1 year ago

A technology platform that helps businesses identify new markets, customers, and business opportunities.

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10 months ago

A real estate technology company which provides a technology platform to the home-selling industry.

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1 year ago

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

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11 months ago

A digital library for art and music that’s built using blockchain technology. It’s a decentralized system, built on top of the Ethereum network, that tracks and stores art pieces, but also allows for them to be accessed via a web interface.

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1 year ago

A real estate technology platform that is a hybrid of Homejoy and Airbnb, letting landlords rent out their properties on the platform.

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1 year ago

 The coworking space is part of a larger effort to help women get into technology, either by connecting them to mentors or allowing them to work at an office without the need for a co-founder.

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1 year ago

A technology company that helps doctors manage and teach medical students and residents.

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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.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building technology that can detect when to deploy new products or features based on data and customer feedback.

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1 year ago

A group of startups that help companies manage enterprise technology including support and maintenance.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to use blockchain technology to create an alternative to Wall Street. The company wants to connect investors with funds and manage risk.

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1 year ago

A B2B company that aims to help B2B brands with marketing and sales by leveraging the power of B2B data and CRM technology. They have customers including Royal Bank of Canada and American Express.

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1 year ago

This startup wants to use blockchain technology to help companies cancel contracts as efficiently and as cheaply as possible.

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1 year ago

A technology that helps people create and share videos on the web, building a community around their videos.

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1 year ago

A mobile platform that helps users find nearby parking via mobile device. The startup is building the technology from ground up, with a new API that can be used by parking lot owners and app developers to get parking data.

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10 months ago

A technology that helps people shop and eat healthier by offering personalized recommendations based on their health history.

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1 year ago

Looking to build the next generation of command-line tools, this startup uses a “push technology” that allows you to push notifications and updates to your phone from the command line.

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1 year ago

A platform that connects borrowers with financial services and technology to transform the way they borrow and pay. They have a $2.5M seed round and are close to a round of growth.

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10 months ago

A digital payments application for small businesses that replaces a bank account, credit card, and direct debit. The B2B business uses the same technology that allows a company to charge purchases to a credit card.

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1 year ago

An advertising platform for artists that uses blockchain technology to smooth out the payment process. ArtPro is building a DApp on Ethereum that will allow artists to sell their digital work directly to their fans.

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7 months 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.

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8 months ago

A new financial technology company that’s building a software platform that allows anyone to invest in a new business.

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1 year ago

The Startup Grind Philly Meetup is a group of local entrepreneurs, investors, and other startup enthusiasts who regularly gather to talk about entrepreneurship, funding, and startups in Philadelphia. The event is organized by a variety of organizations including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The Foundry and the Philadelphia Technology Alliance.

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1 year ago

A tool that helps consumers create a budget and track their spending. The startup has raised $12 million for its technology thus far, and is looking to pivot into a basic financial management tool as it grows.

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1 year ago

A platform that helps retailers and brands use the right technology to get a leg up on the competition.

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7 months ago

A library of community and networking events for professionals in the creative and technology industries, including conference and meetup planning, networking and events

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2 months ago

A technology company that makes it easier for users to share contents and collaborate with each other in a video platform.

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1 year ago

This company is looking to create a system for building and selling homes that incorporates the latest construction technology.

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1 year ago

This company builds digital assistants for developing countries, aiming to make it easy for them to get work done while using technology in ways that are not possible when living in resource-limited areas.

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1 year ago

A technology company that is building a “truly universal” Bluetooth smartwatch for the masses.

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1 year ago

Indiagames is a venture backed company that is building technology to help Indian game developers and publishers grow their market.

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6 months ago

A platform for mediation of disputes like contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, or employment disputes. The platform is built on blockchain technology.

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3 months ago

A Fintech startup that provides technology to help SMBs.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

This is an “automated” loan application process for small business borrowers. The startup says its technology can analyze the financials of a business in minutes and make a quick decision on whether or not to give them a loan.

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1 year ago

A platform for groceries that uses RFID technology and point-of-sale terminals to track the history of each item in inventory and notify employees when inventory is nearing its expiration date

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5 months ago

This mobile payments company is building the technology that allows companies to collect payments on their apps through Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or other mobile payment options, instead of sending out checks or cash.

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1 year ago

VentureBeat is an American technology news and media company based in New York City. It was founded in 2009 as a print publication, and has since expanded to include a website and mobile apps, and became a venture-backed startup.

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10 months ago

A startup that wants to help reduce the cost of creating and publishing original video content by using Adobe’s technology.

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1 year ago

Once a year, the company hosts a conference to educate its customers about the latest technology and trends in the industry.

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10 months ago

A platform that allows users to host their own events online, using a mix of location-based technology to lure attendees and social media to attract attendees.

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1 year ago

The startup wants to build a way for people to manage their digital assets via their mobile device. The startup says they’ve built a mobile app that can be used to create a digital presence for local businesses and brands. Co-founders say they’ve been doing extensive research on the best way to adopt blockchain technology.

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10 months ago

A startup that aims to be the "Uber of dog walks." The company plans to use the same GPS technology that powers Uber rides for a service that will be more convenient for pet owners.

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10 months ago

Companies that have benefited from Y Combinator are focusing on the problems of the modern worker not because they’re trying to build the next Klout or IMVU, but because they think these problems will be solved by technology.

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9 months ago

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

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5 months ago

Recode is a project from Cheddar that provides video interviews with the founders of startups in the technology sector.

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2 months ago

A company that provides hourly workers with technology and training to get their own small business off the ground. Come Up Now has grown from a handful of contracts to 200 employees in the past six months.

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1 month ago

 A startup working on a technology platform that helps manage all of the workflows across an enterprise.

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9 months ago

A startup building software to help companies in the US become more energy efficient. The company’s technology is aimed at helping buildings achieve the same level of energy efficiency as a home, but can scale to large commercial or industrial buildings.

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8 months ago

The startup holds a patent on a new type of printing process that uses a liquid to transfer the ink to the paper, eliminating many of the problems with traditional printing. The startup now wants to take that technology and apply it to the production of everything from paper to fabric.

42
1 year ago

A voice-activated assistant that uses machine learning and a proprietary technology to identify critical situations and send messages to users’ phones. The app is meant to serve as a safety companion when users are out and about, guiding them through social situations, helping them get home safely, and handling the occasional emergency.

41
9 months ago

The startup founded by a former General Electric executive, wants to use AI and a custom-designed nanotechnology solution to make drinking water taste better.

40
9 months ago

A technology company that helps to keep track of the creative process for artisans.

40
1 year ago

The startup's founders say they help companies in the $50B+ technology industry find top technical talent and make sure they spend the right amount of time and money on the right people.

39
10 months ago

This startup allows people to create green screen videos using their own photos. The technology is used primarily by professional filmmakers, and the company also hopes to tackle the commercial market.

39
10 months ago

A company that is developing a technology that uses blockchain to track and trace a product’s journey from the farm to the home, to protect farmers and consumers from pests and contaminants.

39
7 months ago

A mobile app that uses the same technology as Uber to get you a taxi.

39
3 months ago

A medical technology startup that’s been working on a smart bracelet that tracks the wearer’s vital signs and analyzes that data to help determine the best course of action.

39
5 months ago

Team managing the creation of a digital version of a physical game. Started as a team working on video games, it now has a mobile game in production, with the goal of using the startup’s technology to expand into a broader gaming experience.

38
5 months ago

In addition to the main list above, a number of companies that were not selected for the finals were chosen for a special list of honorable mentions in three categories: Technology, People and Process. The Bottom Line is the only company that was not chosen for the finals from this list.

38
2 months ago

This startup wants to build a marketplace for cars that is “like Uber, but with less regulations and more cars”. It’s currently working on those “less regulations”, having driven its first car at the end of May. It’s also working on having a mobile app, working with auto insurance companies, and building out its in-car technology.

38
9 months ago

A payment platform that allows stores to take credit card payments directly from customers. The startup provides technology to stores to collect credit cards and data on customers. It also operates a cashier-less store with integrated technology.

37
3 months ago

A technology startup that wants to use the power of data to make stuff like robot pets and virtual reality games more interactive. It’s currently focused on Pokémon Go, where it is working with Niantic on a new feature that allows users to interact with characters in the game.

37
9 months ago

A company that helps doctors use technology to keep track of patients who are already in the hospital and notifying them in case of emergencies

35
9 months ago

A company that promises to make owning a house a more transparent and understandable process for consumers via their online platform known as RealtyShares. The company is a real estate marketplace that uses blockchain technology to help potential home buyers and sellers compare properties to find the best deals on the market.

35
8 months ago

A startup that’s looking to help the global microfinance community use new technology to reduce losses.

35
4 months ago

A wearable technology company, based in San Francisco, that makes apparel and accessories that measure in real time and track your activity. It has some of the lowest prices in the industry, and is a contender with the other big players.

35
10 months ago

Last year, I wrote about how some of the most successful Y Combinator companies are focused on solving the problems of the modern worker, like home care, transportation, and education. The most successful YC companies are built on the idea that technology should be helping workers, not fighting them.

34
2 months ago

A company that helps companies “employ remote workers more effectively,” building out technology that can help teams manage communication, tasks, and team building in a remote environment.

34
2 months ago

A real estate startup that uses technology to help all parties involved in a property transaction.

34
9 months ago

A new company called Aranner is building a technology platform that helps digital marketers provide better customer-experience-based marketing solutions to clients.

33
8 months ago

A chatbot platform that helps restaurants manage the back of their house. It’s built on top of the same language processing technology that Facebook uses to turn user chat messages into ads.

33
7 months ago

This startup aims to help fund the development of autonomous vehicle technology.

33
9 months ago

A sports tech startup that makes a platform that combines wearable technology with data to help athletes improve and improve their performance.

32
9 months ago

A startup has built a technology to predict and prevent stock market crashes. The company wants to use its technology to manage the flow of capital into financial markets.

32
6 months ago

A technology that will allow robots to follow human movements and do physical tasks for humans. The startup is getting $1M from the Singapore government.

32
5 months ago

A technology startup that is building a platform that will be able to help companies evaluate, discover and manage talent — it’s essentially a way for recruiters to manage their entire talent pipeline and onboard candidates.

32
4 months ago

A startup that aims to create a more transparent and secure supply chain for the fashion industry, using blockchain technology.

32
2 months ago

A startup that wants to help you run in-person events with “social networking” technology. The company wants to help you plan and sell events, so you don’t have to.

32
9 months ago

A tool that helps smaller tech companies understand their technology costs and profitability

31
9 months ago

 A technology for managing pharmacies with AI and machine learning.

31
8 months ago

A startup that provides mobile money services for emerging markets. The company has developed the technology for mobile money across Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania.

31
6 months ago

People in the US are getting older, but the cost of healthcare is rising faster than the CPI. This startup wants to make healthcare affordable for everyone by merging technology with universal healthcare.

31
7 months ago

A group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are building a wearable that tracks the human heart rate, breathing, and activity. The technology is meant to be used for home wellness, but also to help with medical research.

30
7 months ago

A collaboration between the MIT bionics lab and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology that means that patients can be fitted with robotic prosthetics.

30
7 months ago

A startup that wants to build the next generation of bookstores for the digital age. Using technology like artificial intelligence, sensors, and 3D printing, Bookuality is building the next generation of bookstores.

30
7 months ago

A technology that allows companies to drive better pricing for their customers, and thus increase their revenue.

30
5 months ago

A company that helps banks protect their data and helps them maximize their data-driven insights, technology and services.

30
4 months ago

The founders walked away from their jobs in the technology industry to focus on food, and built a tech app that makes it easier and cheaper for restaurants to source from local farmers.

30
10 months ago

A startup that lets users pay for their own ads on websites and social media. The startup is also announcing its first acquisition, a company called ad optimization engine Storefront that has developed a technology to show ads to people based on their demographic profile.

29
8 months ago

A technology that helps lower-income people from taking out loans to pay for college

29
6 months ago

A platform for making it easier for people to integrate their health and fitness data into their daily lives. The startup is currently trying to get the FDA on its side to call its technology a medical device.

29
3 months ago

Creates custom-designed, interactive and high-quality mobile apps for brands and agencies to manage, create and distribute content via their own proprietary technology.

29
6 months ago

A startup that wants to reverse the trend of technology companies closing manufacturing facilities in the US, and instead bring manufacturing back to the US.

28
8 months ago

The CEO of the company is a veteran of the automotive industry, and the startup is building a platform to help auto dealers use technology to help them better serve their customers.

27
7 months ago

A process that makes it easier to ship and track packages, for both consumers and businesses. They aim to use the same technology that's in most FedEx and UPS sorting centers to create a more streamlined process for businesses and delivery agencies.

27
3 months ago

The technology at work here is a bit obscure, but it’s a patent-pending way of helping schools and other groups create a geographically differentiated curriculum.

27
1 month ago

"Personalized video products for customers in the US. The company's technology is focused on making videos as engaging as possible, and it has already built technology to personalize videos for TV channels, but is now bringing it to the world of online video."

27
6 months ago

A new Uber-like platform for on-demand delivery. The company plans to use the same technology that powers the on-demand delivery app to streamline the process of getting food delivered to your home.

26
4 months ago

For better or worse, a startup that sells “smart furniture”. The startup is building furniture that works alongside existing home automation technology and also lets you control it with your smart phone.

26
1 month ago

A company that develops technology for private jets and helicopters.

26
8 months ago

The Specialized Technology Fund (STF) is a $25 million venture fund hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, where it was founded in 2011. The fund is meant to facilitate the creation of new technologies that can improve the lives of people in developing countries. It is the first university-backed venture fund focused on developing technologies for developing countries. The fund is run by the university's Haas School of Business.

25
8 months ago

A company that builds technology that helps brands and retailers verify that the products they sell are genuine. The startup helps consumers protect themselves from online scams and helps brands and retailers protect themselves from fraudulent sellers.

25
7 months ago

A small company focused on building automation technology for HVAC, lighting, and other building systems.

25
7 months ago

A company that builds a new kind of anti-fraud technology, through the use of machine learning.

25
4 months ago

A company that’s building a technology platform for insurance companies that enables them to automate the most labor-intensive parts of their claims and billing processes.

25
1 month ago

This is a product-based startup with a focus on using machine learning to power the internet. Their early focus is on developing new features for their email service, but they are starting to consider how they can apply their technology to other industries.

25
1 month ago

A home inspection app that combines technology with a human inspector, who can take photos and video on the spot.

25
8 months ago

This startup uses technology to help small- and medium-size businesses process credit cards. It’s currently in beta with 100 small businesses.

24
7 months ago

A software for helping businesses monitor and control their energy use. The startup uses IoT technology to reduce energy use in businesses and ensure that every watt is used effectively.

24
6 months ago

The startup’s mission is to make the internet as cheap as a phone call. Its technology uses existing cellular networks to make cheap local and international peer-to-peer calls.

24
3 months ago

A startup for small and medium-size companies willing to try a technology that can track employee productivity by measuring their social media activity.

24
2 months ago

A startup focused on helping Indigenous communities in Canada. The startup aims to build a platform to help Indigenous people unite, and use technology to help them create their own economic independence.

24
2 months ago

This is a startup that wants to help companies understand and make sense of their data by providing a digital repository of all their data. The company’s technology automates the process of gathering, cleaning, and storing all of the data, which is then accessible to employees through a dashboard.

24
2 months ago

A startup that wants to make more work for people by replacing the physical backbone of book publishing with technology. The company has declined to give specific details of its business.

24
1 month ago

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

24
1 month ago

This startup is building a new type of monitor that can be worn while exercising or working out to help you see the world in 3D. The company says the technology is like a Google Glass or Oculus Rift, but is made out of plastic and has a lightweight frame. It also comes with a built-in Bluetooth speaker.

24
5 months ago

A financial technology company that helps comprehensive research in the world of growth investing.

23
5 months ago

 A startup that builds technology and tools for teams, including a project management platform, a task management tool, and a Slack integrations.

23
2 months ago

A startup looking to automate the process of scanning and converting hundreds of thousands of documents into a searchable database for the legal industry. The company hopes to be the go-to resource for legal teams, with their proprietary technology that allows for text-searching and intelligent summarizing.

23
1 month ago

A platform that helps students find jobs, with a focus on students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and veterans.

23
5 months ago

A company that’s building machine-learning technology to help train and manage AI-powered chatbots.

22
1 month ago

A B2B tech and software company that helps businesses automate the adoption of new technology in the workplace.

22
1 month ago

Technology to help teams in Brazil manage corporate travel more effectively. As travel becomes more important for companies, TriptoHelp wants to help teams book travel, sort itineraries, and manage more efficiently.

22
6 months ago

Nonprofits are often the ones using the most outdated technology, which can lead to cost overruns, delays, and ultimately poor results. Eloken helps nonprofits modernize their IT infrastructure by providing them with a cloud-based platform that cuts their costs while providing them with the tools they need to keep their programs running smoothly.

21
6 months ago

A startup that lets people book flights, hotels, and events. The startup is building a technology platform that allows people to book flights, hotels, and events together, without the overhead of setting up each separate booking through a separate web form.

21
5 months ago

This startup is building a technology platform that allows customers to connect, share, and sell products from all industries, from apparel to cars to furniture.

21
5 months ago

“Business Insider” is a U.S. business and technology news website, founded in 2009.

21
4 months ago

A patent-pending technology that turns smartphone screens into touchscreens by projecting them onto any surface.

21
7 months ago

A network of startups working together to build a new ecosystem around distributed ledger technology. The goal is to build a platform that spurs the creation of startups that can power an ecosystem built around blockchain.

20
7 months ago

This startup wants to use the power of social media to help health care professionals treat depression. It’s a new kind of “social medicine”, using social media and technology to treat depression in a way that is more human and empathetic.

20
5 months ago

A technology platform for managing the “Internet of Things” that connects all devices together into one platform.

20
3 months ago

A decentralized trading platform for digital currencies, built on blockchain technology. It aims to make the digital asset exchange process easy and secure. The company is currently developing a desktop app for the blockchain and is in talks with the US Securities and Exchange Commission about getting listed on a US exchange.

20
3 months ago

A solution for tracking and managing all your technology purchases, so you know if you’re getting the most value from your IT department.

20
22 days ago

A new technology for making visual recognition systems, which will be a first use case for “cognitive computing” - a bundle of technologies that use a computer’s ability to learn, as opposed to a good ol’ fashioned camera.

20
9 months ago

A company that offers a closed-loop technology for managing real-time customer service representatives. Unbounce’s system enables companies to manage customer interactions in real-time, and give back control of the customer’s experience to the organization.

19
6 months ago

MakeMaps helps users create maps from scratch, or edit existing maps. It uses low-cost aerial mapping technology to create maps that are useful for a range of products.

19
4 months ago

A company focused on building the next generation of technology for the core of the hospital. The company is building a new kind of computer that helps doctors and nurses coordinate a patient’s care throughout the hospital.

19
3 months ago

A Seattle-based startup that develops computer vision technology for robotics that can be integrated with industrial systems, like factories and warehouses, to automate and streamline operations.

19
8 months ago

Has launched in the past year in the US, in areas in which cannabis has been legalized in the past year in states like Ohio, New Jersey, Texas, and California. The company’s founders say they can apply their technology to any state/state-regulated cannabis industry, and are already in business in the US.

18
6 months ago

A startup that helps governments issue tax-exempt bonds in an environmentally friendly way. The company uses blockchain technology to track everything from who owns the land to who owns the building to who owns the certificates.

18
4 months ago

A credit card that pays you back when you pay it back. Cardlytics uses mobile technology to help people manage their credit cards, with a unique feature that helps you monitor your spending and cuts down on the number of times you have to pay off a credit card.

18
3 months ago

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

18
2 months ago

A software company that offers a technology that helps companies create better and more sophisticated data-driven marketing campaigns

18
1 month ago

A Q&A platform that transcribes audio conversations to text and vice versa, so users can have conversations with friends and family over voice technology.

18
1 month ago

 This startup is building a platform to help cities adopt new technology to improve efficiency and transparency.

17
1 month ago

“A replacement for the existing marketing technology market, which is not fit for the modern era”

16
1 month ago

An online platform that promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace, increasing the number of women and minorities in technology.

16
17 days ago

The idea is to create a product that helps the community of health professionals in a particular area access to the latest research and technology and connect with the world’s leading scientists.

16
3 months ago

A computer science degree designed for people in the large, growing Indian market for “robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer vision”, with a built-in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

15
2 months ago

A team of students from Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center have created a 3-D printed, low-cost, wearable camera that can “see” in the infrared spectrum and uses a thermal-sensing camera to detect objects.

15
8 months ago

A patent-pending technology for making 3D-printed objects from photos.

14
4 months ago

A startup that helps real estate agents manage their homes. The startup’s technology aims to eliminate the paper trail of homes, keeping them in one place so agents can easily track and make changes to the house.

14
3 months ago

A social platform that helps people connect to each other based on their shared interest in science, space, and technology. Curricula, which was founded in October, is an educational platform that lets people who share the same interests build a community and “seek, share and teach knowledge” in their area.

14
1 month ago

A venture-backed startup building a platform to collect and analyze data on healthcare. The startup’s goal is to create a new “emergent” technology ecosystem: a set of technologies that work together to generate new insights and deliver new value.

14
3 months ago

A startup that launched in India wants to help small businesses create a sales funnel, and their technology is already being used by brands like Urban Decay and Yakult.

13
3 months ago

A company that’s building a new way to implement the technology from the behind-the-scenes work of a video game.

13
2 months ago

A developer of smart thermostats, which work with a series of sensors and cloud technology to manage energy consumption and even improve air quality.

13
2 months ago

The company is building a tool that helps “nonprofits step into the technology age” to help them change the way they use technology and build a better digital future.

13
1 month ago

A company producing a new type of laser technology that can help remove multiple types of stains from clothes quickly.

13
1 month ago

A startup that will use technology to help companies automate the process of filling out applications for employees. The startup is currently a Y Combinator company.

13
4 months ago

A startup with a piece of technology that keeps track of every step in a certain process. The technology has been used in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, and helps companies track products and processes in real time.

12
2 months ago

A startup that is looking to “reinvent the kitchen” and build a “digital kitchen,” which is a new way of cooking that is based on technology.

12
1 month ago

A startup that helps people with vision loss connect with the growing technology community that helps them. It’s working with the Pentagon on a program to help transitioning service members learn how to use technology.

12
4 months ago

A B2B business that helps companies with software development and technology recruitment.

11
2 months ago

A startup that builds technology to help telecommunication companies manage their networks. They’re looking to partner with large carriers.

11
1 month ago

A company that’s building AI-powered technology to make it easier for people to search for, select, and buy the most-used products on Amazon

11
10 days ago

The startup is looking to use blockchain technology to help people buy and sell things online with minimal fees.

10
4 months ago

A startup that is building a business-to-business model for selling to hospitals and clinics using mobile technology.

9
3 months ago

A “field guide for the digital age” that helps users decide which technology options to use for their product. They currently have 11,000 customers and a product that’s been used to build over 30,000 products.

8
2 months ago

A tool that aims to “bridge the gap between talent and technology” by connecting talent with people who can help them develop their skills.

8
4 days ago

A digital platform that uses technology and data to help students study better, helping them make better decisions about what to study and when to study.

8
2 months ago

A company that tracks the weather for farmers and ranchers in the agriculture industry. The startup wants to bring farmers and ranchers back from the margins of the agriculture industry by using technology to let them monitor weather conditions and optimize their operations.

7
7 days ago

This startup is building a network of community centers, but with a twist — they’re using all-online technology to make it easier for users to access services.

6
6 days ago

This startup is building AI-based computer vision and deep learning technology for drones.

6
2 months ago

A technology that enables a team to evaluate potential customers in order to gauge the value they could bring to the team.

5
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service for seniors who need help installing technology in their home

-1
1 year ago

A startup that creates a marketplace for “micro-hubs”, meant for places where people can go to learn about new technology, get help with

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that makes it easy to integrate blockchain technology into your business They’re building an open-source platform that will allow businesses to easily create decentralized applications, and will provide consulting

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A company that helps companies save money on their technology and

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A software company that is building a platform for providing medical care in developing countries Their technology makes it easier to find and train medical staff who are willing to work abroad, and more affordable for the organizations that need them

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A voice-activated “interface for the real world”, like a “JARVIS for the physical world”. The founders say it currently “works with every major cloud provider”, and that they’re looking to partner with companies that need the technology to build in-house platforms.

-1
1 year ago

A team of engineers have built a product that lets homeowners control their home’s lights, AC, and thermostat via a smartphone — without the need for smart locks. They’re pitching the product as a way to bring smart home technology to more people, and without the need for a significant investment.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that helps restaurants in India optimize their kitchen workflow, and take advantage of technology like smart fridges and credit card processing.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that helps retail businesses create personalized images and videos for their products. The company’s CEO says that the startup’s technology has already been used to create over 3,000 videos, and the startup has generated $50,000 in revenue so far.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A technology company that’s building an API to automatically match parts of a building’s structure with subcontractors. The idea is to help construction businesses better manage manpower.

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A startup that aims to help companies in the Middle East and India use technology to hire engineers and maintain online reputations.

-1
1 year ago

A financial technology company for managing online payments in emerging markets.

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