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3 months ago

A way to convert audio files into text files. The startup wants to help make it easier for people to collaborate on content with audio.

2,315
2 years ago

A chatbot that takes a text message and pulls up the relevant information

1,102
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find and sell used textbooks, especially for students studying for exams.

571
3 years ago

A startup that lets users create their own “digital assistant”, a chatbot that works with text, voice, and image commands.

495
1 year ago

A text-to-speech app that translates text into any language, then sends the audio to a bank of speakers with deep learning built into the app.

492
3 months ago

A way to track the context of your conversations on WhatsApp to determine your mood.

403
2 years ago

A 3-way chat system, allowing users to video chat, text, and call each other all at once.

367
2 years ago

This startup is building an API that connects users to doctors via text messages and video calls.

311
2 years ago

A startup for the deaf and hard of hearing that utilizes text to speech to allow people to connect with others in real time.

310
1 year ago

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

310
2 years ago

A Swiss startup that wants to help people find the best doctors online by rating them on social media and text messaging.

229
3 months ago

A startup that uses social media to help governments solve various problems. It’s a crowdsourced problem-solving platform that allows citizens to solve problems with data, pictures, videos and text.

226
3 years ago

A startup that translates and transcribes recordings of interviews and meetings into text.

219
2 years ago

A company that wants to use AI to identify fraudulent texts, emails, and calls before they’re delivered to your phone.

199
2 years ago

Remind is building a service that sends SMS reminders to users’ phone, like a phone call or text message, which they can set on a schedule.

198
3 years ago

A startup for local service providers to offer their services to customers in online or offline formats through a combination of chat and text messaging

195
2 years ago

FinTech startup that allows people to send payments via text message.

190
2 years ago

This startup helps agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement track people in their databases by sending them a text message.

181
2 years ago

A platform for employers to track employee schedules and timesheets, and pay employees on time and as agreed. It’s currently a text-message-based scheduling system.

181
3 years ago

A text-based platform for sharing your photos, videos, and location over the Internet. The company is building a social network for photography that they say will be able to support 3 billion photos by 2028.

179
3 years ago

A B2B company that provides software solutions to restaurants and bars wherein you can order ahead by text, email, and phone.

173
2 years ago

A voice-to-text app that automatically provides a transcription of what a user is saying while they speak, and then uses machine learning to improve the transcription.

173
2 years ago

A social network for elderly people to check in and view pictures of their friends and family. The startup has already helped its first customer, a family member, locate her father and communicate with him (via text) over the phone.

172
3 years ago

A text-based messaging platform that serves as a go-to for employees and students to communicate with their employers and schools.

171
3 years ago

An online marketplace where people can sell their old textbooks for cheap.

170
3 years ago

A startup that tracks your fitness, eating, and sleep habits and then sends you personalized emails, texts, and reminders.

170
2 years ago

An AI-powered text editor that helps you write more consistently

169
3 years ago

A platform that helps English language learners practice by presenting them with text in a way that will help them understand.

168
1 year ago

A cloud-hosted chat platform with built-in support for text, voice and video, and an API to build custom integrations.

165
3 years ago

A startup that helps you pay your bills online and via text message.

163
3 years ago

Editing text on the fly with a simple drawing tool.

163
2 years ago

A startup that lets people buy tickets to events with a text or a web interface.

163
3 years ago

A toolbox that helps translate text from one language to another

161
2 years ago

A chatbot that allows companies to respond to service requests with text messages.

161
1 year ago

A text messaging platform that helps consumers get a cheaper phone plan.

160
3 years ago

A "text-based social network" where people can chat with each other, send text messages, and send emoticons and stickers.

159
3 years ago

A startup that lets you create videos and images with text in the background in real-time to create what’s called a "Voxel" — an image with a 3D representation of a text sentence.

158
3 years ago

A crowdsourced translation app that lets you leave a comment to help an Italian native translate an English text into Italian.

158
3 years ago

A company that’s built a software platform to translate a user’s text into a computer-readable language. It’s already in use by several Fortune 500 companies.

157
3 years ago

A startup that sends a text with the location of your delivery driver to your phone

157
2 years ago

A software platform that allows producers to create, edit, and distribute videos, audio, photos, and text.

157
3 years ago

A tool for helping people collaborate and communicate via text, email, and phone. The startup’s product is a Slack chatbot that helps users talk about topics, track conversations, set reminders, and so forth.

156
3 years ago

A startup for students that promises discounts on textbooks, access to free online content, study groups, and more.

156
2 years ago

A software platform to help brands sell directly to consumers, using various channels including email, text, or social.

156
3 years ago

An online marketplace for books and learning content, with a focus on textbooks.

155
3 years ago

A startup that sells a $100 smart plug that does everything from controlling the lights in your home to allowing the owner to read text messages on their smartphone from anywhere.

155
1 year ago

A software company that creates text-based virtual assistants to perform tasks on behalf of the user.

154
3 years ago

A startup that offers a text-based platform for live chat conversations with the aid of AI. The company is developing a chatbot that can provide personalized answers to questions.

153
3 years ago

A text-based chat service for healthcare providers, with the aim of making it easier for patients to get a doctor’s appointment and communicate with their care teams.

152
3 years ago

a mobile tool for translating text and voice notes.

151
1 year ago

Expanding on their existing work with the National Parks Service, Squirrel works with companies to provide historical context for their employees.

151
3 years ago

A text message-based calendar that lets you schedule events and reminders, with a calendar interface. The app is available for iOS and Android

150
3 years ago

A navigation app for the blind, which can display arrows and text to guide users in the right direction.

150
3 years ago

A startup that connects doctors with patients via text messaging It’s a telemedicine platform that provides health information and education

149
2 years ago

A platform for online video production that allows users to add audio, video, and text to their videos.

148
1 year ago

A real-time translation app that takes the place of traditional translation apps. It works by pulling in translated text from multiple sources in real-time.

148
1 year ago

A translator app that allows people to translate text in their native language with the help of a real person.

148
3 years ago

Ability to locate and talk to friends and family who are in the same place as you. The startup is building functionality to make phone and messaging more like texting, with the ability to send and receive emojis, stickers, and photos.

147
3 years ago

A startup for students to buy and sell textbooks through an online marketplace. The startup wants to simplify the process of buying textbooks for students and help them sell back their books when they’re done with them.

147
3 years ago

A translator that translates the voice of a user's phone into text. The startup, which was founded in May, says that a lot of the time people are talking to themselves, and that voice-to-text software works great but is hard to use.

146
3 years ago

A text-messaging app that allows people to pay businesses via text message. The startup wants to replace the cashier at your local store.

146
3 years ago

A “dynamic pricing platform” for calls and text messages.

145
3 years ago

A startup that wants to disrupt the textbook market by offering low-cost, digital textbooks made by an average person.

145
3 years ago

A startup that allows you to create a “move” between friends, effectively turning a video call into a video-text-chat.

145
1 year ago

The startup, which was founded in March, is building a platform that helps users translate their spoken language into text.

145
3 years ago

A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”

142
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make text-based communication more convenient, accessible, and usable for the elderly population.

142
3 years ago

 A text-message based appointment scheduling service for health and wellness companies.

141
3 years ago

A tool to help teachers, librarians, and parents find textbooks and other supplies.

141
3 years ago

A company that provides a platform for users to order food via text message, with a delivery fee attached.

141
1 year ago

A way to pay your friends back for things they’ve done for you, like a small payment that can be sent as a text message.

141
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that allows teachers to share school content with parents at home. Teachers can use it to video and text share, saving time and money.

140
1 year ago

A company that is building a driverless car for fleets, that can be operated via text message and automatically remembers addresses.

140
1 year ago

A startup for the homeless, letting them order food via text message and pick it up at a central hub.

140
3 years ago

A startup that lets users order flowers on the go, then have them delivered from a local florist, all made possible via a phone number the user can text. The app is currently free, but a paid version is in the works.

139
3 years 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.

139
3 years ago

A startup that helps people communicate with each other on the internet by allowing them to create and share photos, videos, and text messages.

139
1 year ago

A company that helps people see and improve their relationships by analyzing their text messages.

139
3 years ago

A company that creates interactive guides for business by mixing text and video.

138
1 year ago

A platform that aims to teach people using “word of the day” style lessons, by using the words they know in a real-world context.

137
3 years ago

A startup that lets companies send out personalized deals to customers via text message

136
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help people who have given up their phones or are reluctant to give them up, to still communicate with loved ones, friends and coworkers. They’ve built a chatbot that allows people to send text messages and make calls to their friends without the phone.

135
1 year ago

The company is building on the model of other online platforms that let you create a “Bitmoji,” an avatar that responds to text and social media messages; it’s a platform for people to create their own avatars for use on social media.

135
1 year ago

A real-time translation app that allows people to quickly and easily translate text between more than 50 languages.

135
3 years ago

A startup that sells a service where they send you a text message every day with a new quote or thought to get you thinking

134
3 years ago

Scrubly is a search engine that automatically detects plagiarism in text. The startup’s first product is a plagiarism tool that monitors students’ texts and flags any that could be misappropriated.

134
3 years 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.

133
3 years ago

This startup is building a “smart” card that runs on a local RFID (radio frequency identification) chip. The card is intended for use in vending machines and retail stores where sales occur, but the company is also looking to use it in other contexts like credit/debit cards and membership cards.

133
3 years ago

A text-to-speech app, allowing users to call up text they record and have it spoken aloud in their voice.

133
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help automate the creation of quotes and invoices via text message. The tool is designed to be used by small business owners and freelancers and would work best with a smartphone, but any text-capable device can be used.

131
3 years ago

A mobile platform that connects customers with local businesses via SMS, via text message. The texting platform is free for customers, and businesses pay a monthly fee ($6.95/month) to use the service.

130
3 years ago

A real estate startup that’s building software and hardware to provide renters with a customized lease agreement that’s “as easy as sending a text message”. The startup is building a suite of software to provide leases and automated service agreements.

130
1 year ago

A news app that provides video and text updates.

130
3 years ago

A startup that wants to use artificial intelligence to help improve the lives of aging parents. The company's first product is a watch that listens to the wearer's heartbeat and detects a change in heart rate caused by a number of possible issues. It then sends help via text message.

129
3 years ago

A texting platform for groups of people to communicate efficiently. The startup wants to leverage its popularity in the soccer world to make the company a household name.

129
9 months ago

A “personal assistant“ that leverages AI to provide human-like responses on voice and text based messaging platforms.

129
3 years ago

 Using computer vision and machine learning, this startup is building a tool that can automatically identify and deliver relevant customer service via text or email.

128
3 years ago

A tool for companies which allows them to set up a phone line to text customers. The idea is that companies can have a central number where they can text customers and the app can notify customers of late payments.

127
3 years ago

A text messaging service that uses automated language translation to translate the words of a conversation between two people in real time. It was started in 2012 by a group of PhD students and has raised just under $5 million in funding.

127
3 years ago

A family-friendly AI chatbot that allows grocery shoppers to chat with the AI through voice or text to help them pick out the best deals. The company says it’s already up and running in grocery chains like Walmart.

126
3 years ago

A way for companies to increase their B2B sales, the startup wants to use a combination of machine learning to identify inbound leads and then text them to see if they’re interested in a demo.

126
3 years ago

This business helps manage employee schedules, and allows companies to communicate with employees by voice or text message.

126
1 year ago

A private messaging app that encrypts text and video messages between users. It allows users to have end-to-end encryption and forward messages to other users through a secure chat interface.

126
3 years ago

A startup working on a platform where people can create and share their own e-books, textbooks, and documentation.

125
1 year ago

This startup is building a white label SaaS platform and mobile app that lets any company send a text message to let people know where they can park their cars.

125
3 years ago

In the US, 90% of people’s social media profiles use photos, but only 50% of those photos are actually being used for social purposes. A company that wants to solve the problem, BuildFace is a tool that uses facial recognition to curate a digital photo-portfolio, using contextual photos to augment a person’s personal brand.

124
3 years ago

We want to let people organize their photos and videos as easily as they organize their text messages. We’re building a photo management app that’s simple and easy to use, and we’ll be selling our own photo storage product through the app.

123
3 years ago

A startup that uses text messaging to help people who are sick or at risk of infection simply call in and connect with a nurse or other professional for a chat, instead of having to go to the doctor’s office.

123
1 year ago

A text-messaging-based business platform for leading Indian retail chains.

123
3 years ago

A SaaS tool that created a “human editor” that helps users write emails, convert PDFs to text, and make other edits to the text

122
2 years ago

This is a service that lets you order groceries through the phone and text. The startup is working with a chain of grocery stores and hopes to expand to other cities.

122
3 years ago

A complete package for in-person recruiting events. When you schedule an event, you can mark candidates’ interests on a map, create a class schedule with break times, and then send that info to candidates in a text message.

121
1 year ago

A digital time capsule for the family. Families can upload photos, video, audio, and text of the family, and then give it to their descendants for a later date.

121
3 years ago

A startup for users to text in a short sentence and have it translated into a dozen languages in real time. The startup currently has 25 beta testers.

120
4 months ago

A way to order a food delivery, then text the driver when it is ready.

120
3 years ago

A virtual assistant that allows users to message and set reminders in text.

119
3 years ago

A cell phone service for the homeless that allows them to send and receive money via text message.

119
2 years ago

A messaging app that uses AI and machine learning to automatically generate text. After generating a list of the most common questions and phrases that people send, customer support can use this tool to pre-write responses.

119
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make fitness apps as accessible as possible. It’s developing a service that can do things like send texts to your phone with workout time reminders and sets reminders on your phone for you to work out.

117
3 years ago

A company building a way for people to “rent” their phone data for a monthly fee, with text messages included.

117
3 years ago

A program that helps people trade in their old textbooks for credits to buy new ones. The startup is working with publishers to get its new textbooks a little cheaper than new ones.

117
3 years ago

Startup that is building an AI-based language model to make text analysis faster and more accurate

116
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses have a better time making phone calls with their customers. Calling by Landline is a suite of tools for salespeople, agencies, and businesses that helps them capture data and turn it into contextually relevant messages.

116
2 years ago

An SMS-based texting service for users to send and receive emergency alerts.

114
10 months ago

A text-based interface for non-English speakers on Slack.

114
3 years ago

A tool to help users learn English, enabling them to follow along on a video while a native speaker reads the text.

113
2 years ago

A company that makes notifications for mobile workers, helping them to stay in touch with clients and customers via text, email, and phone, and communicating with them in real time.

113
3 months ago

A messaging app that allows you to send encrypted, free text via phone, email, or text message.

113
3 years ago

A company that sells a device that lets your phone read and translate text in over 100 languages. The startup has raised $3 million.

112
1 year ago

A free site and app designed to help college students save money. The site and app is designed to help students save money by finding deals, saving money on textbooks and other things, and building a list of things they need to buy.

112
8 months ago

A platform that allows mothers to talk to their babies from a distance, via voice and text. The startup is working on a new wearable device that can help babies learn languages, communicate, and even get distracted by their surroundings.

111
2 years ago

This is a startup that wants to make it easier for people to make products in multiple languages. It currently offers a single language editor, aimed at creating text-based localizations for a single language, and plans to launch a tool for generating voiceover scripts.

110
2 years ago

This startup is building a system that would allow customers to send a text message to multiple retailers and have the purchase executed seamlessly.

110
3 years ago

This app is built to make it easy for business leaders to stay in touch with the people who make their businesses work, allowing executives to communicate with their teams via text.

109
3 years ago

A tool for managing and engaging customers, allowing businesses to create “personalized and contextually relevant content for customers and prospects”.

108
2 years ago

A messaging platform for retailers that allows them to advertise deals or specials to customers with a text message.

108
3 years ago

A YC company that makes a mobile app that detects when someone is texting while driving.

106
1 year ago

A startup looking to build a platform where users can pay rent or other fees online or via text message.

106
3 years ago

A phone app for sending automated text messages to people who are at an event. Great when a speaker gives an update to a crowd and they are lost for a moment, and also great for sending reminders about things like a doctor’s appointment.

105
2 years ago

A company that is creating “smart doorbells” that can help you know when people are around your house and send them text messages.

105
3 years ago

A customer service platform that gives businesses a way to connect with their customers via text, voice and video.

104
3 years ago

A personal assistant that can get an email, read it, and then respond with a text message. The service is meant as a companion to aid in the act of driving, for instance.

104
2 years ago

 A digital textbook and learning platform that makes it easy for teachers, students, and parents to create and share digital content.

104
10 months ago

A health insurance customer service startup that combines video and text messaging to lower call volume and costs.

104
3 years ago

A platform that makes it easier for companies to measure employee engagement. It analyzes text messages, chatroom messages, and social media posts to provide employers with insights into what employees prefer, what their priorities are, and what they’re working on.

103
2 years ago

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

102
2 years ago

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

101
2 years ago

A “SingTel Moments” app that lets groups of people share photos, videos and text and then customize the product with different filters.

101
2 years ago

An AI that can create infographics from text.

100
2 years ago

A digital notebook app that lets you create and edit text, images, video, and sketches. It uses AI to help you produce better content.

100
8 months ago

A text-only chat and messaging app that is free and ad-free on all devices.

100
3 years ago

This real estate startup helps buyers and Sellers negotiate properties with a series of automated videos and text messages. It also takes a commission for each sale.

99
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a text-based payments platform for the people of the developing world. The company offers an alternative to Venmo for users in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, and India.

99
10 months ago

A messaging app that allows users to interact in real-time with voice, video and text. The company launched in 2014, but is now pivoting to private messaging, said co-founder and CEO, who has a background in robotics and robotics technology.

98
3 years ago

A messaging app that eliminates the need for SMS text messages to communicate with a business in China. The startup wants to make calls and texts cheaper and faster, with a focus on reducing spam.

97
2 years ago

A startup that sends a text message to your wife, letting you know when you’re out of the house.

97
11 months ago

A product that allows consumers to collect and share their life’s moments in the form of text, audio, video, and pictures. The company claims they’re the first company to blend AI-driven software, powerful hardware, and mobile-friendly design to create a stand-alone action camera, the Zing Camera.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy for anyone to publish content, whether it be text, photos, or video.

96
1 year ago

A growing startup in India that’s working to build a version of Google Docs for businesses, focusing on text documents and contracts.

95
11 months ago

A tool for creating and testing a “personality” for your digital avatar in a text-based RPG.

93
3 years ago

A text-based messaging platform for small businesses and freelancers, with a focus on helping people access, manage, and share documents and files.

92
1 year ago

This company wants to build a universal language of facial expressions that can be used in any social context

92
11 months ago

A solution to help businesses and organizations collect voice-to-text data and convert it into text.

92
8 months ago

Calligraphy is a startup that wants to bring the art of lettering to the digital age. They’re building an app that lets you take images and input text, and then transform them into beautiful printed works of art.

91
2 years ago

An AI-powered text to speech solution, that releases a text-to-speech solution for iOS and Android.

90
2 years ago

A tool that allows people to create their own personalized product pages on Etsy by uploading photos and text.

88
2 years ago

A platform that lets users receive a weekly email (or text message) that shows them how to use their phone.

87
1 year ago

A startup that lets users text commands to Alexa, like “Alexa, order a pizza” or “Alexa, play Louis Armstrong”.

87
8 months ago

A new way of building chatbots that allows them to learn and respond to conversations in context, without having to be programmed to all of the possible permutations.

87
2 years ago

A tool that lets teams and companies develop and manage a smarter mobile app. The app can pick up on text messages that contain keywords related to the app’s sales and communicate with customers to upsell them and offer promotions.

86
1 year ago

Virtual assistant that can be used with voice commands and text messages to schedule appointments, make reminder calls, and more. It’s currently available in the US, with plans to expand internationally.

86
2 years ago

A notification app for your phone that gives you a couple of seconds to not answer calls and texts while it pulls up the phone's number details.

85
2 years ago

A startup that encourages people to share their stories through a combination of text, photos, and videos

85
2 years ago

A platform that allows restaurants to send out real-time texts, emails, and social media messages to their menu items.

85
11 months ago

A tool that enables users to change their Facebook profile photo on-the-fly, using a text-to-speech app.

85
2 years ago

The company’s first product is an AI-enabled conversational assistant, available in the US and spoken in English, Spanish, and French. It turns a user’s smartphone into a virtual assistant, with text-to-speech capabilities, a voice dialer, and other features

84
2 years ago

A software as a service to help people who are blind or visually impaired to read text from screen to screen.

84
2 years ago

A tool that helps you create and edit websites using a text editor. It’s like Google Docs for websites.

83
2 years ago

A text-based banking app that helps users make secure payments, like transferring money into a friend’s bank account.

83
2 years ago

A startup to help users know when the last time they texted was, and how much it cost.

82
2 years ago

A combination of a private messaging app and a dating app, allowing users to send and receive text messages from both their phones and an app.

82
1 year ago

 A mobile app that helps you find the most efficient way to complete a given task (like calling a business) based on your current location, time of day, and context.

82
1 year ago

A video content platform that gives advertisers a way to test their messaging on real people. Users share short videos from their lives, and brands can see how their ad performs in that context.

82
11 months ago

A “manual” for machine learning, intended as a supplement to a machine learning textbook.

82
2 years ago

A startup that wants to give people a way to share photos and videos via text message, and earn cash for it. It has a mobile app and a web-app.

81
2 years ago

A tool for searching the web for specific text, which can be used for things like tracking things you

81
1 year ago

The startup connects doctors in India to patients who want to get tests done through text message.

81
10 months ago

Send an email or text message to your bank account when you make a purchase, then it will alert you when it hits your budget.

81
10 months ago

A tool for using voice and text messaging to make payments and transfers.

81
2 years ago

Aaa is a network of Aaa-branded stores which use the platform to sell used textbooks, backpacks, luggage, etc.

80
2 years ago

 A startup that wants to replace the block of text displayed in a status update with a GIF

80
2 years ago

A startup that uses AI to predict when a conversation will end in a sale, using a combination of keywords and context.

80
1 year 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.

80
8 months ago

A new way to securely communicate with family and friends through text, phone calls, video calls, and group chats

80
2 years ago

A company that allows people with chronic pain to receive prescription refills with a text message.

79
10 months ago

This startup is building a text messaging platform that’s more secure, faster, and more reliable than other messaging apps.

79
10 months ago

A startup that wants to create an API to make digital payments as simple as sending a text message

79
3 months ago

Translating text into the “world’s most human-friendly language”.

79
1 year ago

 A group messaging app that gives users of all ages the ability to text and call their friends, including the elderly and the disabled.

78
1 year ago

A company that helps users convert their encrypted messages into text messages and emails.

78
2 years ago

A text messaging app for LGBTQ+ people, meant to provide a venue for the community to share content and advocate for themselves.

77
10 months ago

 "A tool for managing the email inbox. The concept is to help people manage their inbox better, with an interface that makes it easier to get things done by adding context, breaking things down into actionable items, and creating a flow."

77
2 years ago

A platform for sending text messages to employees from their smartphones, without the need to call. The app lets businesses communicate with their employees and strictly enforce company rules.

76
2 years ago

A product that allows a person to send a text to a number and have a voice call placed to a person.

75
2 years ago

A mobile app that allows users to convert their voice recordings into text

75
2 years ago

A startup that helps you be a better listener. A podcast-focused app that allows users to listen to a podcast or podcast episode on their phone, and then scroll over text to see what was said, or share the audio with someone else.

74
2 years ago

This company is building an AI bot for executives to give daily guidance to employees via anonymous text messages.

74
2 years ago

An on-demand pest control service for homeowners that finds pests, estimates how much it will cost to remove them, and then, in a few days, sends the homeowner a text message to let them know a technician is on its way. It’s a $500 million industry in the US.

73
2 years ago

A tool to help create video magic effects like fire effects and text on images. The startup wants to enable content creators to create better results with more limited tools.

73
2 years ago

A way for users to text their banking info to the bank so they can more easily configure their accounts.

73
2 years ago

A text messaging platform that lets people talk to their family and friends in a language they understand.

73
2 years ago

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

73
1 year ago

A startup that makes a visual proofreader to help users read plain text and check their grammar.

73
1 year ago

A startup that lets people text a friend and have it sent to their phone as a reminder.

73
2 years ago

This is a platform for texting in Spanish, targeting the Latin America market. They’ve built an SMS-based platform where you can “send and receive SMS using the language of your choice”.

72
2 years ago

A startup that texts college students details about upcoming events, based on their interests.

72
2 years ago

A startup that allows users to create short video clips that act as virtual “emojis” for text messages.

72
1 year ago

A startup that gives users the ability to communicate via text and voice

72
2 years ago

 A startup that wants to solve the problem of credit card fraud by using a smartphone to scan a QR code on a payment. The startup’s $10 app will then send a text to the cardholder, asking them to confirm the payment before it’s completed. The startup says that within the next 12 months it will have 100,000 users.

71
2 years ago

An online platform that allows users to upload photos and videos, and write text, in the form of a slide show.

71
10 months ago

An AI-powered machine translation app that converts text from one language to another, with built-in grammar and pronunciation.

71
1 year ago

A startup for students to sell their books and textbooks. Students can also buy and sell textbooks for a fixed price.

70
1 year ago

A tool for turning text into GIFs and other image-based images, and also for sharing GIFs and images.

70
1 year ago

 A texting app that provides a platform for people to talk to each other, or a support system to text-based conversations. The app is only in its beta stage, but has already amassed over 1 million users

70
1 year ago

A text-based message-board system built on the open-source project of the same name. BookClub allows users to write messages, read other messages, and share links to articles. Add/remove friends, send and receive messages, and add emojis to your message.

70
1 year ago

A product that uses a smartphone’s camera to scan the world around it, providing context and data in real time.

70
1 year ago

A SaaS that helps hospitals and doctors manage their data, including the ability to send reminders and other notifications via email, text messages, and even voice calls.

70
8 months ago

A platform that helps people learn how to code by letting them play games with others and earning points, which they can redeem for video and text tutorials.

70
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps you save money on your phone bill by getting you deals on mobile data and text messaging.

69
1 year ago

A startup for drinks and food in cities, where consumers can order food via text message and have it delivered to them.

69
1 year ago

A startup that allows users to broadcast video messages and have them sent to phone numbers and text messages.

69
1 year ago

A text-messaging service that allows people to get in contact with their doctors via text or call, with the company serving as an operator to help make the doctor-patient relationship more efficient.

69
3 months ago

A smartphone that uses AI to do things like translate languages, translate text, and suggest emojis.

69
2 years ago

The company wants to make it easier for consumers to pay bills. The startup, which launched in June, has partnered with about 200 companies, including ADT, Best Buy, and Etsy, to offer bill payments via text message.

68
2 years ago

A patient-facing app that lets doctors and nurses communicate by text or video with a patient, and then view a summary of the conversation.

68
2 years 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.

68
1 year ago

A new way to communicate in foreign languages, with a built-in translator. The product, called Translator, is being pitched as an easy way to communicate with people from other countries, offering a voice and text translation service.

68
2 years ago

A messaging app that aggregates all your texts, calls and social media interactions into one place, combining the messages into a single stream for you to keep track of.

67
2 years ago

A tool for recording audio conversations with text transcripts.

67
2 years ago

A plugin for Slack that lets users share files as text messages.

67
2 years ago

A startup that helps users share photos, video, and text to social media, all in real time. The beta was released in July 2019, and the company wants to scale to tens of millions of users.

67
2 years ago

An all-in-one platform that allows users to communicate through video and text and share their location and other information.

67
2 years ago

The app sends automated, human-dictated emails and text messages to your contacts to keep you updated on all the things that matter to you.

67
1 year ago

App that builds on the long-established tradition of the “goodbye” note. The startup wants to help you say goodbye to people over email or text message with a personalized note.

67
1 year ago

Based in London, the Startup is a text message based platform that helps businesses get the right resources to the right people.

67
1 year ago

A platform that lets people sell all kinds of items, from textiles to vintage goods.

67
11 months ago

An on-demand service for sending delivery people. It’s the first startup to use the Lyft API to provide rides to the home of a delivery person, then send the rider a text when the order is done.

67
10 months ago

An “augmented reality” startup that wants to put augmented reality into a high school science textbook. It’s aiming for a $30 million valuation at a $3.4 million pre-order.

67
1 year ago

 A startup that is building spoken translations of text from languages using machine learning and a live audience.

66
1 year ago

A text-based chat app for people with dementia.

66
4 months ago

Another tool to help people with disabilities communicate. This one’s aimed at people who can’t speak but who have the ability to use a keyboard. The startup is also developing a second product that will translate text from one language to another.

66
2 years ago

A company that allows people to create digitally-signed messages that can be shared across different channels, like email, text and social media.

65
1 year ago

A messaging app that compresses video to send over text and images, meaning users can send longer videos over shorter messages.

65
1 year ago

This company is building a platform that enables sales reps in India to take orders via text message and then send them to back-end sales reps who are working on an individual transaction.

65
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that connects small businesses with customers that sell goods or services. The order is placed via text message.

65
1 year ago

A software developer and service that uses AI to build and improve text-based interfaces.

65
1 year ago

A startup that helps the visually impaired use their phone to read text. It’s a text-to-speech app that uses synthetic speech and does not require a camera.

65
1 year ago

 A text-to-speech app that converts text from your email into spoken words, making it easier to communicate through email.

65
9 months ago

A startup that’s working on a GPS-powered wearable assistant, which will allow people to speak and send text messages to their devices in order to get notifications, check out weather, and find their location.

65
2 years ago

A SaaS company that provides software to allow brands to send targeted text messages to customers with an opt-in, in order to acquire new customers. The startup is currently working with a number of marketing programs around the world.

64
1 year ago

A digital signboard for photos and text that the startup hopes will be an easier alternative to using a wall or attic. The business is currently in beta and is looking to raise a Series A round.

64
1 year ago

This startup is building a messaging app that won’t let you send a group text message, but will instead send you a notification on your phone and let you respond via an in-app message. It’s an attempt to develop more effective messaging and improve how people deal with notifications.

64
1 year ago

This startup is building a simple, reliable text-based messenger.

64
1 year ago

A company that uses machine learning to analyze the content of a person’s voice to figure out how they sound and what they’re saying. The company says that it can help companies improve customer service by understanding the context of a call and tailoring the appropriate response.

63
1 year 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.

63
1 year ago

A web-based collaboration and communication tool that allows users to create a “personalized news feed” for each of their contacts and instantly share with them via email, text, or social media.

63
1 year ago

This is a startup that uses text messaging to help people in the US who are seriously ill or have cancer manage their treatment and reach out to their loved ones.

63
1 year ago

A text marketing tool that helps users to create text campaigns that are sent to their audiences at a per-click rate. The startup launched in January but has only been used by 22 people.

63
11 months ago

A tool for sharing text, pictures, and video in real-time for a group of people.

63
2 years ago

Pitch: Drawing from its roots as a real estate company, Urban Green is building a platform that allows real estate agents to use AI and services like text messaging to manage listings and customers. The company is also building a marketplace for agents to use to find and book listing agents.

62
2 years ago

Helping people give and receive feedback about their brands, the startup uses a combination of surveys, text, and video to manage brand perceptions.

62
1 year ago

A company that helps people find the right credit union by asking them questions via text, with the goal of helping under-banked people save money.

62
10 months ago

A digital banking service that allows customers to access their accounts with a text message

62
9 months ago

By combining artificial intelligence, machine learning, and a human expert, Remitly wants to be the Uber or Lyft for international money transfers. The company wants to make money transfer as simple as receiving a text message, and was founded in June.

62
2 years ago

This startup wants to help students pay for college by cutting out the middleman. With EnrollMe, students can set up online accounts at their schools, then buy the school's textbooks, pay for the school's dorms and student meal plans, and then transfer those funds directly to their school.

61
1 year ago

Using AI, this startup aims to make it easier for people to help their friends and family by text. The platform is currently running in beta in New York City for the time being.

61
1 year ago

A way to easily create a video chat app with voice and video calls, text messaging and file sharing.

61
1 year ago

A software platform that serves as a middleman between businesses and their customers. The startup enables businesses to send messages to customers via text, email, or text-to-speech. It says it has monthly recurring revenue of $45,000 and has onboarded 150 businesses in the past year.

61
9 months ago

A platform that brings in and organizes the data collected by all social media platforms, including email and texts, to create a single source of information.

61
6 months ago

A way to translate text via chat, which is currently in beta

61
2 years ago

A company that helps companies build apps that understand the context of their users. The company has raised $2.5 million.

60
2 years ago

A new textbook for medical students and residents, meant to help them learn and retain information.

60
1 year ago

A way to manage referrals in a B2B marketing context

60
1 year ago

A startup that connects customers with their local locksmiths via text message, with the startup taking a cut of each transaction.

60
1 year ago

A web development tool for anyone who works with text, whether in a word processing program like Microsoft Word, or with a code editor. The startup wants to help programmers work faster, and without the headache of formatting text or maintaining multiple code windows.

60
1 year ago

This application is an AI-based chatbot that uses the context of a conversation to figure out what data you need and can provide. It has been active for over a year and is available on Amazon’s Alexa platform.

60
1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a native ad platform that people can use to create ads in ways that are not just text or photos.

60
11 months ago

 This startup is building a texting API for trucking companies to send fleet and driver alerts.

60
9 months ago

A company that uses a variation of the sign language used on television to help with text-to-speech writing

60
1 year ago

 Great for users who want to maintain a network of family and friends, this startup is trying to build a system that analyzes text messages and sends push-notifications when your friends are nearby. The startup is in the early stages of development, but their team has already been working on the product for a year.

59
1 year ago

The startup is building a more secure messaging app, where users can send plain text messages, but also photos and videos.

59
1 year ago

A simple, easy-to-use way to make 2-way SMS texts, with an automated system that includes conversions and customer support.

59
1 year ago

An AI-powered assistant for the deaf, built with natural language understanding and the ability to understand tone and context.

59
1 year ago

A “text-based” personal assistant for home and cars, “powered by machine learning and AI”.

59
1 year ago

A system to create chatbot-like conversations. The company also offers a system for creating chatbots based on your own text, as well as an API for developers to build bots for their own clients.

59
1 year ago

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

59
1 year ago

A texturizing app, which uses the same facial mapping technology that Apple uses for its Face ID to help fashion brands make their products better match the people who wear them.

58
1 year ago

One of the most popular ways to stay in touch with friends and family has to be through text messages. The company wants to build a texting platform that is both secured and private.

58
1 year ago

The company claims that its software allows people to get paid for their time spent texting and talking to their customers, making it easier for social media influencers to generate a living from promoting brands without having to have an expensive advertising budget.

58
1 year ago

A platform for selling digitized books, with a focus on textbooks. The company currently has 1,000,000 digital books available for purchase.

57
1 year ago

A tool that will allow non-profits to raise money for their causes by pre-selling branded merchandise, starting with a fundraiser for the American Red Cross. Customers purchase pieces of a t-shirt or hoody and design their own text and images, which they can then have printed and shipped. The proceeds of their sale will go directly to the American Red Cross.

57
1 year ago

A text-based chat app for the blind and visually impaired that leverages voice search and voice-to-text.

57
1 year ago

A way to handle tech support for the deaf, using text messaging and voice recognition.

57
1 year ago

A messaging platform for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, with text-to-speech translation and closed captioning.

57
10 months ago

A messaging app that lets you use any text-based chat service (Facebook, WhatsApp, SMS) to communicate with family and friends. It’s targeting the immigrant community, hoping to help them communicate across borders.

57
9 months ago

The founder of B2B startup, which is building a texting app for the B2B space, gives the startup a lot of credit for the fact that it was able to raise over $30 million in funding in less than a year.

57
2 years ago

This startup is building an artificial intelligence that can read texts, detect sentiment, and predict the intent of a text. The company claims it can help organizations eliminate “false positives” and focus on the right people, at the right time.

56
1 year ago

A platform for the visually impaired. The app translates text into an audio reading of that text, with the readout played on a phone’s loudspeaker. While the smartphone app is free to download, the smartphone’s loudspeaker is not.

56
1 year ago

A startup that helps retailers improve the in-store experience by delivering contextual push notifications to their customers on the go.

56
1 year ago

A startup that lets users create custom clip art, sharing it with friends and family via text or email.

56
1 year ago

A tech-enabled financial advisor, allowing customers to communicate with their advisor via email, text, chat, and phone. The startup is a spin-out from the University of Texas and is currently focused on the US market.

56
10 months ago

A system for getting energy from renewable sources like solar, wind, or waste. The company is working on a product that could generate power from thin film batteries, enabling the devices to be used in cars, buildings, and other contexts.

56
8 months ago

A text-based virtual assistant for the elderly, a market that’s growing by 20% a year.

56
1 year ago

Typeform is a premium form builder that turns any text into a form.

55
1 year ago

“a mobile software application that enables users to create, manage and share their virtual avatar, and communicate with others through text, voice and video”.

55
1 year ago

A platform that allows landlords to automatically send text messages and email to their tenants, in order to help with maintenance and communication.

55
1 year ago

Realeyes is an AI that can read printed text and translate it into a form of sign language. The startup wants to use it to help the blind and hearing-impaired interact with TVs, smartphones, and other devices.

55
1 year ago

A way to make it easier for users to take their own photos and quickly share them on social networks. The startup wants to make sharing photos with friends as easy as sending a text message.

55
1 year ago

A company that provides text and video messaging for small businesses like hair salons. In addition to text and video messaging, customers can also get a snapshot of their appointment and directions, with a chatbot alongside it.

55
1 year ago

A way for landlords to communicate with their tenants via text message.

55
10 months ago

A startup that is developing a new type of animated content, which they call “motion comics.” The company wants to combine animated video with text to create “a story that is more engaging and sophisticated than the traditional comic book.”

55
9 months ago

A startup that turns your phone into a business card. The app wants to make it easy for you to hand out your business cards as you go about your day. You can even use it to request a meeting with a contact via text.

55
9 months ago

A startup that wants to help businesses that sell products or services over the web connect with customers and optimize the flow of emails and text messages.

55
1 year ago

A startup that helps users manage their "digital assets" including photos, music, text, and documents. The company says they already offer the ability to manage tasks, or "chores" in their app, which allows users to specify a daily or weekly routine, and the app tracks their progress. The company also offers a service that allows users to build "to-do lists" out of their digital assets.

54
1 year ago

A company that helps prevent fraudulent charges by sending text messages to customers when they’re about to make a payment.

54
1 year ago

The app lets users make calls and send texts to other users who are nearby. To make the service work, users have to register with a phone number and create a profile.

54
1 year ago

A company that helps employees and managers communicate with each other through text messages. It’s a mobile application that ties into a company’s existing communication system to send and receive messages, and also syncs with a company’s calendar and contacts.

54
1 year ago

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

53
1 year ago

A company that provides a mobile device that allows healthcare workers to connect and communicate with patients in real time via text, video, and audio.

52
1 year ago

A free service that allows users to search online for medical appointments, and then book them via text

52
1 year ago

A computer that receives and translates text from the internet into speech. The startup is building a chatbot, and related tools and services.

52
1 year ago

A new way to view ads in the mobile app world. The startup uses a new technology called “visual search” to allow users to swipe through ads, rather than the traditional method of text-searching ads. It’s being tested with a few companies.

52
1 year ago

A collaborative texting app that uses location tracking to alert friends when they are near a specific location. It also allows users to send stickers, videos, photos and GIFs.

52
1 year ago

Verbalize is an AI/natural language processing tool that can convert text into audio files, and then convert audio files into text.

52
1 year ago

A digital library of academic papers and textbooks that serves as a starting point for students to learn digital skills.

52
9 months ago

A personal assistant for your photos, automatically tagging them and giving them context in your Google Photos library.

52
8 months ago

A startup for desktop users that lets you use a button to share an email or link to Slack or Facebook or Twitter or whatever. It’s useful for copy-pasting text without cluttering your browser with the URL.

52
7 months ago

In India’s most populous state, where the app is aimed, roughly 20,000 people die due to traffic accidents every year. It uses a combination of artificial intelligence and human intervention to monitor traffic conditions and send alerts to cars of bad driving, as well as send out a text that includes the name of the driver and a link to a video recorded by a camera attached to the car’s dashboard.

52
1 year ago

This startup is building an AI-based personal assistant that can read texts, emails and chat messages, and help you organize your day.

51
1 year ago

This is a text messaging app that lets you call and text your friends and family directly from your phone. It’s like the Snapchat app, only instead of sharing photos or videos, it’s sharing texts. The startup makes money by charging a small percentage of the transaction.

51
8 months ago

A tool for publishing photos, videos, and text to social media.

51
1 year ago

This is an app that offers free, on-demand classes via video and text. The startup is looking to build a platform that helps people stay healthy.

50
1 year ago

An artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant that can read through and learn from text, making suggestions to improve.

50
1 year ago

In the past year, we've seen a number of startups offer their own way to manage contextual data across multiple platforms. These startups are often built to help people avoid the hassle of the various data silos that exist across your various cloud-based applications.

49
1 year ago

A startup that lets you upload an image and text and automatically turns it into a professional-looking business card.

49
8 months ago

A company looking to make “cloud-native” strategy simpler, more accessible, and more fun. They’re in the midst of building their first product, a text engine for strategy.

49
7 months ago

Short for “mobile-first content”, this startup aims to use AI to publish information like news and content on social media that is tailored to each user and their context.

49
6 months ago

A company that makes text analysis tools for banks, helping banks find fraud and improve customer service.

49
1 year ago

Don’t let your junk mail software go to waste. They’re building email-to-text software that can help delivery people and the USPS.

48
1 year ago

A solution for companies that want to do employee training from their mobile devices, through a combination of video, text and virtual reality.

48
1 year ago

A company that has built an online community, where users vote on questions and experts answer them using video and text. The startup is working with the NFL, which is using it as a way to raise awareness of player safety in the NFL.

48
1 year ago

A platform for college students to sell and trade textbooks, with an emphasis on supporting students who want to cut costs and get the book right away.

48
1 year ago

A textual language translation app for the deaf and hard of hearing.

48
2 months ago

A way to help doctors and patients communicate better in person and over the phone, and even in real time. Beside is a way of sending images and videos over text messages and calls.

48
1 year ago

A startup for buying and selling college textbooks. They’re currently in the process of launching a beta version of the site.

47
11 months ago

A digital assistant that allows you to ask your Alexa-enabled home device to do things like send a text message (for example, to someone with a mobile phone), set an alarm, or set a reminder.

47
7 months ago

A startup that creates “edible, actionable and contextual” data for app developers to better understand how their apps are being used.

47
1 year ago

One of the leaders in the field of natural language processing, Google has recently released a free open-source library to make it easier for developers to get started with building apps that can recognize text.

46
11 months ago

This is a text editor that works with pictures. The app, which was founded in February, aims to replace the traditional text editor and provide more flexibility for users.

46
1 year ago

A startup that has built a mobile app that uses machine learning to identify people at risk of suicide, and sends them a text message. The startup says that by the time they’ve reached 1% of their users, they’ve saved a life.

45
1 year ago

An AI chatbot that’s powered by text message.

45
5 months ago

This startup is building a platform that allows users to create and share “text-washing”, where text is turned into images.

45
5 months ago

A startup that makes it easier to manage a group of people who share the same set of interests, sent messages to each other, and get updates from each other. It’s basically a more robust version of a group text.

45
1 year ago

A startup that makes a tool to help people with visual impairments view and manipulate digital content, by creating a 3D representation of images and text. The goal of the startup is to give the blind access to the same content that is available to sighted people.

44
1 year ago

A startup that is building a device that can read text messages in the blind and translate them into audio.

44
1 year ago

Yupi is an app-based ordering system designed to replace the need to call in an order or visit a restaurant. The startup is building an app that allows customers to order food, and the app will call the chef and place the order, which gets then sent directly to the kitchen. The chef can also text back and tell the app when they’re done with their orders.

44
1 year ago

A digital assistant that integrates with Slack, allowing users to answer calls with a simple voice command or other text-based input.

44
1 year ago

A company that matches recruiters with applicants quickly and easily via text messaging and chat.

44
11 months ago

The startup is building a language course that uses text-to-speech technology and audio technology to teach languages.

44
8 months ago

A human-powered AI that helps you learn languages faster, with a focus on English, Spanish, German, and French. It can be used to learn via text and audio, and the company is currently taking sign up for its beta. The idea is to teach you a language and then try to teach you another one by using the same systems.

44
8 months ago

The startup’s goal is to change how we interact with the people around us, making every interaction more powerful and meaningful. The startup’s solution is a mobile app that lets you select the type of interaction you want with someone, such as them calling you, them sending you a text, or you sending a text to them. The startup is looking for users to test this new app.

44
3 years ago

Idea: A text messaging app to help women in Afghanistan stay safe from abuse. It works as a “panic button” that calls a preselected list of family and friends when pressed.

43
1 year ago

An AI-based tool for giving context to text messages and other messaging, which can help humans better understand the context of messages and improve their impact.

43
9 months ago

A visual content editing app for designers and artists that lets you create collages from images, text, and other layers.

43
1 year ago

A startup that helps people get better at their jobs by giving them access to a “digital coach”, or a coach that’s always available via text, email, or video chat.

42
1 year ago

SaaS company that provides customer service representatives with a way to communicate with customers who call the company’s 800 number via text message and email.

42
2 months ago

A tool for sharing notes on the fly, like a Slack for text.

42
3 years ago

Idea: A text-based social network in the style of Twitter. Currently in private alpha, it lets users post text-based statuses that can be seen by other users who follow you.

41
1 year ago

A text-based chat app that uses machine learning to track the progress of a conversation and know when to stop a conversation or switch between friends.

41
8 months ago

A tool for sending text messages to multiple phone numbers simultaneously for a single message.

41
1 month ago

A tool for online translation that allows users to translate text by dragging and dropping from their browser to a language-specific translating tool.

41
1 year ago

A text-based game that turns education into a game and game into a tool. The startup wants to improve learning outcomes and make it more fun.

40
8 months ago

A way to make it easier for people to share their learning experiences with their friends (and possibly everyone) in a way that’s not just text, but also a video or audio.

40
7 months ago

This startup is building a simple solution for people who want to send money to each other via text message. The company’s platform is built with the goal of making it easy to pay friends and family, and is targeting the $15 billion remittance market.

40
1 year ago

A platform to help doctors communicate with patients, allowing patients to communicate with a doctor via video and text, and also allowing doctors to communicate with each other. The startup has year two of a $250,000 grant from Y Combinator.

39
1 year ago

A startup that uses AI to help businesses make more money through a combination of data mining and text mining.

39
11 months ago

 A startup that provides a mix of online coaching via text and on-the-phone calls to help entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

39
7 months ago

A text messaging platform for businesses, which aims to replace the phone call. The company hopes to use the platform to replace phone calls, which can be disruptive for customers, and help businesses make business-to-business sales more efficient.

39
2 months ago

A platform for rewriting text and converting it into other languages. The startup is building a tool to help people translate their content from one language to another.

39
9 months ago

A Slack competitor that aims to bring the same feel of a voice-based chat app to a text-based one. The startup wants to build a Slack competitor that’s as easy to use as a text-based chat app, including the ability to chat in full sentences rather than snippets of text.

38
8 months ago

A wifi-enabled smartphone that makes it easy to receive calls, texts and other notifications while you’re out and about. The startup is currently focused on the US and the UK.

38
7 months ago

A text-based chat app for recruiting employees. The startup offers a text-based version of tool SEEK, which let’s companies post jobs and manage their applicant pool.

38
5 months ago

 A startup that helps doctors and patients communicate more effectively by sending text messages to your phone. The startup is in the testing phase, but it already has some clients.

38
3 months ago

A platform for companies to communicate with their customers via text and video, and the startup is looking to partner with large companies like Coca-Cola and Proctor and Gamble to drive customer engagement and retention.

38
4 months ago

A text message-powered email app for millennials

36
1 year ago

A product that helps people build their own websites in five minutes by creating a template and adding photos, texts, and graphics.

35
7 months ago

 A Chrome extension that takes screenshots of text on a page and sends them to a Dropbox folder, so you can easily search through them later.

35
7 months ago

A startup to sell students’ spare textbooks and backpacks

35
7 months ago

A digital assistant that can convert a person’s voice into text.

35
7 months ago

A company that allows people to create AI-based applications to manage their phone numbers, voicemails and text messages.

35
4 months ago

This is an online marketplace for used books. It’s going after the market for textbook rentals, while also using its content library for educational uses.

35
2 months ago

This startup is building a text-to-voice service that will allow anyone to speak on a phone to dictate text.

35
1 year ago

A Chrome extension that lets you “click and type” to create text and images that can be shared across social networks.

34
1 month ago

A startup that allows you to check in to a restaurant or coffee shop and receive a text when it’s ready.

34
8 months ago

This startup wants to make sending money between friends easier, and it’s already working with more than a dozen businesses, with a goal of making it as easy and as ubiquitous as sending a text message.

33
7 months ago

An Arabic-language startup that’s attempting to build a crowdsourced translation app for Arabic speakers that translates Arabic texts and translates them into English.

33
7 months ago

A contextual app for the visually impaired.

33
6 months ago

A client-facing tool for managing customer concerns and resolving issues using SMS text messages.

33
3 months ago

We’re always looking for new ways to help people stay organized. Todoist checks emails, texts, and mobile alerts, then creates tasks for you.

33
3 years ago

Idea: A tool for financial advisors to help them build stronger relationships with clients. The startup helps advisors keep track of how they’re spending time with clients and helps with communication like text messages and phone calls.

32
5 months ago

This startup is using text analytics to help fundraisers and non-profits better understand their prospects.

32
4 months ago

A startup that wants to help companies make better use of photos in marketing. The company has a platform that lets companies use photos in addition to text in their marketing.

32
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that is making a new type of surface that feels a bit like paper but is actually a plastic material This material can then be molded to make all types of different things, like a fridge that can be rolled up The surface is also programmable, so it can be made to change color or texture when a button is pressed

31
1 year ago

A platform that helps users organize and share their life events in the context of a narrative that’s then read by others. The company wants to help people better communicate their lives to their friends, family and others.

31
11 months ago

A way to use group texting to take group photos and share them.

31
7 months ago

A tool that lets you create extremely simple, small text-based games (think, “add up the total of all the numbers in this sentence”)

31
6 months ago

A tool for turning unstructured and unclassifiable video into human-readable text.

31
2 months ago

A new type of smartphone that can be controlled by a select group of people. The device is controlled by a few people who can call, text and video chat. The founder, Shai Bantum, was born with a rare heart defect that made it necessary for him to have a pacemaker. The company is in beta in the US and Israel.

31
2 months ago

A company that uses text messaging to help people deal with their mental health, with the messaging coming from a 24/7 helpline.

31
5 months ago

 A text messaging platform (think iMessage but for SMS) that keeps track of who you’re texting and when, and allows you to pay for message distribution.

30
11 months ago

A tool that allows you to “learn the micro-skills you need to be successful in a new field” by writing a series of texts and emails to a tutoring service. The startup wants to help people get up to speed on a new skill or industry.

29
1 month ago

A company looking to improve the way news is delivered to users, with a focus on providing context and context and summarization of news stories.

29
7 months ago

A startup that makes it easier for people to talk with their doctors and have their health care needs determined via text message.

28
6 months ago

A visual note-taking app that allows users to insert text or photos and link them to other notes.

28
6 months ago

This startup is building a system that allows auto mechanics to serve as service advisors via text messaging and app, so customers don’t have to drive to a shop and wait to be seen. The company is currently working on an iOS app and is considering an Android version.

28
5 months ago

A text-based search engine that focuses on sorting through data to find insights and trends

28
7 months ago

A personal assistant for your house, that you can talk to via voice or text and ask to go to the store for you, order you food, do your laundry, and so on.

27
6 months ago

A digital assistant that can answer simple questions in the form of text or voice

27
29 days ago

This startup is building AI that can automate the entire candidate experience — from sending text messages to an applicant to determining final hiring decisions.

27
5 months ago

A startup that makes a device that connects to the Apple Watch Series 3 and gives users the ability to answer calls and text messages from their wrists. The gadget, which is called the Apple Watch H2O was first unveiled in June 2015.

26
5 months ago

A group of engineers building machine learning tools for data scientists. They’ve built a vectorization and graph-based language for identifying patterns in text.

26
7 months ago

A messaging app that lets you send group texts, group pictures, group GIFs, and group video.

25
6 months ago

A tech company that enables you to chat and schedule with your coworkers via messaging, “like a text-messaging app on steroids”, with a few features to make it more useful for your team.

25
5 months ago

A startup that lets users receive payments via group texts, with the option to refund the sender, allow the sender to get paid, or convert the payment to a gift card.

25
4 months ago

A chat bot that’s designed to help people with their mental health. The startup claims to be the first to provide a mental health chatbot that’s designed to operate in a similar way to a messaging app like WhatsApp. Instead of opening an app, people can text the bot with their symptoms and get a response.

25
1 month ago

A startup that lets people book hotel rooms via text message, with no fees for cancellations.

25
7 months ago

A tool that allows users to add emojis to texts in real time, even if they’re not being texted by the person they’re messaging.

24
7 months ago

A team of four that’s building a tool that helps people build software and use it to create art. They’re working on a visual programming language that’s visual, rather than text-based, and they’re building a tool to help people make music with their computers.

24
5 months ago

A startup called Bizbit that offers a next-generation communications tool for people who don’t have phones. It allows users to text photos, videos, and audio directly to each other, all via a simple web interface.

24
5 months ago

This startup is building a tool for students to identify which classes are the most effective to help them study more effectively. The startup wants to make the process of class selection easier and provide some context on the academic experience.

24
4 months ago

A cloud-based tool that translates any source of text into any other source of text, designed to be used by international teams to collaborate. The startup aims to be the “Google Translate of text,” with further verticals planned.

24
4 months ago

A search engine that looks for visual content in text and vice versa. It's founders want to make it easier to locate information in white space.

23
2 months ago

A company that provides tools for managing digital files (like photographs, text, and audio)

22
5 months ago

A startup that wants to make “drunk texting” a thing of the past by letting people text while driving.

21
3 months ago

A startup that wants to connect people on the same street (or city) via a phone call, text message, or video call.

21
1 month ago

A platform for sending automated text messages to buyers about their favorite deals.

21
25 days ago

This is a touchscreen device that allows a “real-time, hands-free” translation of text into multiple languages.

21
7 months ago

A network that helps small businesses reach their customers. It uses a combination of social media, email and text to communicate with customers, and is currently focused on the UK.

20
5 months ago

A text-based messaging communication platform that allows groups of people to communicate with each other in ways that traditional text messaging doesn’t. Users can also tag each other and share content, and the service can be used for team messaging, personal messaging, or private personal messaging.

20
5 months ago

An online marketplace for buying and selling used textbooks, with special focus on economics, business, and computer science.

20
4 months ago

A startup that’s building a visual emoji editor to help users create emoji that look more like their faces and less like just text.

20
3 years ago

Idea: A way to get paid for doing a bunch of small jobs via text.

19
7 months ago

The OpenText of the enterprise management world, this startup is building a platform to help companies manage their entire enterprise in one interface.

19
6 months ago

The technology company is developing a way to detect when a text is disposable and lets the user know it’s time to delete it.

19
4 months ago

A company that helps people find the best deals on their favorite products, and then sends them marketing emails and texts.

19
3 months ago

A visual tool that helps schools figure out which textbooks to purchase next.

19
2 months ago

A tool for educators to create and publish digital textbooks.

19
1 month ago

A mobile app that lets a business, for example, send a text message to an employee’s phone at the end of the day letting them know how well they did on their shifts.

19
3 years ago

Idea: A platform for insurers to call and text patients regularly about their health and to encourage them to get physicals. The startup aims to be a replacement for the “wellness programs” that many insurers have offered in the past.

18
5 months ago

Zuki is a company that aims to improve search for non-English speakers by automatically translating between different languages and then mixing it with the original text. The startup also wants to build an app that provides a new view into the internet, with an emphasis on non-English speakers.

18
4 months ago

A platform for managing and monitoring worker safety. It sends text messages to workers with safety reminders, and can alert them when they’re in danger of injury.

18
4 months ago

Uncovering the truth in a data-driven world, with an AI-powered “newsroom” that uses data and text to find the truth in news stories.

18
4 months ago

A solution for educators to create and print custom textbooks. The startup is testing it by selling a single textbook that allows students to move through a course at their own pace.

17
1 month ago

A startup that provides a way for people to create their own voice-controlled IoT bot, which can interact with other devices via voice or text.

17
4 months ago

This company is building a platform that helps small businesses advertise on Craigslist, connecting them with the site’s users through text or voice messages.

16
2 months ago

A content discovery platform that lets users find articles in a variety of formats, like text, audio, video, slideshows, and white papers.

16
1 month ago

A mobile marketing startup that provides the ability to build targeted and text-based Facebook ads.

16
4 months ago

A customer service SaaS for merchants. The startup helps brick-and-mortar businesses provide support via text message and chat.

15
4 months ago

 A platform for journalists to create, schedule and publish their own newsletters and newsletters to their readership. The company says the app is for "digital publishers who want to reach their audiences, not just with text but with imagery and video to tell their stories."

15
4 months ago

A text-message-based platform for hiring truck drivers and delivering food. The company doesn’t actually own trucks, but instead acts as a middleman to connect drivers with restaurants and other businesses that need to deliver food.

15
4 months ago

A tool that lets companies manage their contractors via a dashboard or text message. The company says it has over 10k active contractors on its platform.

15
2 months ago

A startup that allows you to ask a doctor a question and get a text, email, or video response from a doctor (no need to call or write a separate check) in just 60 seconds.

15
29 days ago

A startup that helps students save money on textbooks by offering them a discount if they share their purchase data with the startup.

15
3 months ago

A startup building the next generation of text-to-speech software for the hearing impaired.

14
2 months ago

A platform for college students to buy and sell textbooks, which works with colleges to sell used textbooks to students.

13
1 month ago

A messaging app that allows people to send and receive short message-based texts. The company wants to use SMS as a way to reach a customer base that is increasingly coming online.

13
26 days ago

A company that enables consumers to send their questions to experts online via text message

12
2 months ago

A product design software that can take any set of PowerPoint slides, or even plain text, and create a website with a click.

11
26 days ago

A company that takes a person’s learning style and makes it more relevant to what they need to learn in a given context.

11
29 days ago

A tool for learning how to code. Long ago, I started with a text editor, and then I got frustrated with the complexity of the code I was writing. So I decided to try out Vim and I’ve been using it ever since. Vim has taught me a lot about how to write good code. It’s a good tool to start out with.

10
8 days ago

A neural network that generates text from images, which the founders say is able to create text that’s more “natural” to its speech-to-text domain.

10
3 years ago

A startup that tracks the value of your car, and sends you a text message anytime the value of your car has depreciated by a certain amount

8
3 years ago

Idea: A voice-to-text app for Android that uses the microphone to take notes. The startup claims that voice is 20x faster than typing on a physical keyboard.

7
10 days ago

 A text-to-speech voice that delivers personalized customer service. Zuh is a male voice that customers can choose for their own, with a variety of features like being able to select different accents and voice genders.

6
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that allows you to send a text message to someone, and it’ll automatically be posted as a review to Google, Yelp, Facebook, and other places on the internet.

4
3 days ago

A product that lets you see your data in context, in real time. It's an analytics tool that lets companies see how their digital efforts are working.

4
3 years ago

Idea: A startup to send money like a text message

3
3 years ago

Idea: A text-to-speech AI-powered assistant that can connect with virtually any virtual assistant It has already raised $23 million and is growing fast

3
3 years ago

Idea: A text messaging-based service that helps companies keep track of their warehouse inventory

3
11 days ago

A group text for parents that allows them to text their friends with a search function and a chat function. It’s a way to give parents a place to stay connected.

3
3 years ago

Idea: A platform to send short audio clips with a text message The startup wants to make texting more like talking

2
7 hours ago

 A software platform that helps salespeople take their calls based on the context and the features they’re looking for.

2