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1 year ago

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

997
10 months ago

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

469
2 years ago

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

426
4 months 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.

424
1 year ago

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

287
1 year ago

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

247
1 year 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.

240
3 months ago

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

222
1 year ago

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

171
2 years ago

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

160
1 year 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.

160
1 year ago

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

159
2 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

157
2 years ago

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

154
2 years ago

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

148
2 years ago

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

144
2 years ago

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

138
2 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

136
2 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.

136
2 years ago

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

134
2 years ago

Editing text on the fly with a simple drawing tool.

134
2 years ago

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

132
2 years ago

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

131
2 years ago

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

130
2 years ago

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

129
2 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.

128
1 year ago

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

128
2 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.

127
2 years ago

A toolbox that helps translate text from one language to another

127
2 years ago

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

127
2 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.

127
2 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.

127
2 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.

126
2 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.

125
2 years ago

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

124
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

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

122
2 years ago

a mobile tool for translating text and voice notes.

122
2 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.

119
2 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.

119
1 year 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.

119
2 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.

118
2 years ago

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

118
2 years ago

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

116
1 year ago

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

116
2 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.

115
2 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.”

114
2 years ago

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

114
2 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.

114
2 years ago

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

114
2 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.

113
1 year 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.

113
5 months ago

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

112
2 years ago

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

111
2 years ago

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

110
2 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.

108
2 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.

107
2 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.

107
2 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

106
2 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.

106
2 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.

106
2 years ago

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

105
2 years ago

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

105
2 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.

105
2 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.

104
2 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.

104
2 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.

104
2 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.

104
2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

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

104
2 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.

103
2 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.

102
2 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

100
1 year ago

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

100
2 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.

99
1 year 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.

99
2 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.

98
2 years ago

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

98
2 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.

97
2 years ago

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

97
2 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.

96
2 years ago

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

96
1 year 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.

96
1 year ago

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

96
9 months ago

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

96
2 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.

95
1 year 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.

93
1 year ago

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

91
2 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.

90
2 years ago

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

89
2 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.

89
1 year ago

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

89
2 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.

88
11 days ago

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

88
1 year 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.

87
2 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.

86
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.

86
1 year 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.

86
1 year 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.

86
2 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.

85
1 year ago

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

85
1 year ago

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

83
2 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.

82
1 year ago

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

82
1 year ago

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

82
2 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.

81
2 years ago

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

81
1 year ago

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

81
1 year ago

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

81
2 years ago

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

80
1 year 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.

80
2 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.

79
2 years ago

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

79
2 years ago

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

79
2 years ago

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

78
2 years ago

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

78
1 year ago

An AI that can create infographics from text.

78
1 year ago

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

78
1 year ago

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

76
1 year ago

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

75
9 months ago

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

74
1 year 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.

72
17 days ago

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

71
2 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.

70
15 days 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.

70
2 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.

69
1 year ago

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

68
1 year ago

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

68
2 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.

67
1 year 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.

67
1 year ago

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

66
1 year ago

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

66
11 months ago

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

66
5 months ago

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

66
10 days 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.

65
7 months ago

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

64
1 year ago

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

63
11 months 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.

63
3 months 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.

63
8 days ago

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

63
8 months 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.

62
10 months ago

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

61
9 months ago

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

61
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

60
1 year 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.

60
5 months 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.

60
17 days ago

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

60
1 year ago

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

59
1 year ago

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

59
1 year ago

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

59
1 year 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.

59
9 months 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.

59
8 months 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.

59
7 months ago

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

58
19 days ago

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

58
1 year ago

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

57
9 months 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.

56
8 months ago

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

56
1 year 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.

55
1 year ago

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

55
1 year 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.

54
1 year ago

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

54
6 months 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.

54
1 year ago

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

52
1 year ago

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

52
5 months ago

A news app that provides video and text updates.

52
1 year 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.

51
1 year ago

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

51
1 year 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.

51
1 year 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.

51
1 year ago

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

51
1 year ago

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

51
1 year ago

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

51
10 months 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.

51
1 year ago

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

50
1 year ago

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

49
1 year ago

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

49
1 year 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.

49
4 months ago

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

49
1 year 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”.

48
1 year ago

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

48
1 year ago

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

48
1 year ago

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

48
10 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.

48
10 months 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.

48
1 year ago

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

47
18 days 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.

47
18 days ago

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

47
1 year ago

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

46
7 months 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.

46
7 months ago

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

46
1 year ago

A tool for recording audio conversations with text transcripts.

45
1 year 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.

45
1 year 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.

45
1 year ago

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

45
11 months ago

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

45
9 months ago

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

45
9 months ago

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

45
1 year ago

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

44
1 year 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.

44
1 year ago

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

44
1 year ago

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

44
1 year 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.

44
1 year ago

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

44
5 months 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.

44
1 year 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.

43
11 months ago

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

43
10 months 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.

43
1 year 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.

42
1 year 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.

42
1 year ago

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

42
1 year ago

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

42
1 year ago

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

42
9 months ago

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

42
9 months 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.

42
2 months 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.

42
1 year 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.

41
1 year 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.

41
1 year ago

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

41
1 year ago

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

41
1 year ago

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

41
10 months 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.

41
1 year ago

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

40
2 months 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.

40
1 year 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.

39
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.

39
10 months 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.

38
10 months 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.

38
6 months ago

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

38
5 months ago

A text-based chat app for people with dementia.

38
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.

37
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

37
11 months ago

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

37
9 months 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.

37
8 months ago

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

37
5 months 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.

37
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.

36
9 months 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.

36
9 months ago

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

36
7 months 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.

36
6 months 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.

36
10 months ago

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

35
8 months ago

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

35
7 months 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.

35
7 months 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.

35
3 months ago

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

35
11 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.

34
9 months ago

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

34
7 months 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.

34
24 days ago

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

34
23 days ago

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

34
1 year 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.

33
8 months 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.

33
5 months 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.

33
5 months 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.

33
5 months 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.

33
2 months ago

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

33
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.

32
11 months 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.

32
10 months ago

A way to manage referrals in a B2B marketing context

32
10 months 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.

32
10 months 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.

32
9 months ago

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

32
9 months ago

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

32
8 months ago

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

32
7 months ago

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

32
1 year 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.

31
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.

31
11 months 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”.

31
4 months 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.

31
3 months 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.

31
1 year ago

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

30
1 year ago

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

30
10 months ago

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

30
8 months 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.

30
8 months 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.

30
11 months 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.

29
9 months ago

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

29
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.

28
7 months 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.

28
7 months ago

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

28
6 months 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.

28
2 months ago

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

28
4 days ago

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

28
11 months ago

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

27
7 months 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.

27
6 months ago

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

27
5 months 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.

27
4 months 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.

27
3 months 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.

27
7 months ago

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

26
7 months ago

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

26
5 months ago

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

26
5 months 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.

26
4 months 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.

26
3 months 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.

26
3 months ago

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

26
7 months 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.

25
1 month ago

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

25
11 months 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.

24
7 months ago

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

24
5 months ago

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

24
3 months ago

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

24
2 months 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.

24
3 months 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.

23
3 months 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.

23
2 months 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.

23
1 month ago

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

23
4 months 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.

22
3 months 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.

22
2 months ago

An AI chatbot that’s powered by text message.

22
2 months ago

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

22
1 month ago

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

22
6 months ago

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

21
4 months 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.

21
1 month ago

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

21
4 months 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.

20
3 months 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.

20
3 months ago

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

20
1 month 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.

20
5 months ago

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

19
3 months 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.

19
3 months 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.

19
2 months ago

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

19
2 months ago

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

19
6 months ago

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

18
1 month ago

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

18
1 month 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.

16
3 months ago

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

15
2 months 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.

15
2 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.

14
1 month ago

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

13
1 month ago

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

13
1 month ago

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

12
2 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.

11
2 months 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.

11
2 months ago

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

9
2 months ago

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

9
1 month 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.

8
2 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

5
2 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.

5
2 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

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2 years ago

Idea: A startup to send money like a text message

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2 years ago

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

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2 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

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2 years ago

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

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2 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.

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2 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.

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2 years ago

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

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2 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.

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