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2 years ago

Idea: A platform for connecting students with mentors from the world's top universities

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2 years ago

A tool for managing and tracking data security and compliance on laptops.

169
1 year ago

A platform for organizing and sharing events, with a mobile app and desktop version.

160
2 years ago

A startup for parents to easily compare the top pediatricians in their neighborhood

153
2 years ago

A tool for developers that helps them create and manage their own website, on top of WordPress or another CMS.

149
2 years ago

A B2B company looking to shorten the time it takes to create a new mobile app by using an API for mobile app companies to build their own app on top of.

145
2 years ago

A fake account that updates you on trending topics and stories that others are talking about, but are too boring or too niche to actually care about.

144
1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

A software company that wants to help people with chronic health conditions manage their care and keep on top of their medication.

138
1 year ago

Pitchbook, a media company that covers the venture industry, has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch. It includes several companies from the summer batch, including the following:

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1 year ago

"The top 1,000 companies can now share insights from their books instantly, via a single view across all their systems."

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2 years ago

A monthly subscription service that sends you an e-book on a topic you’ve selected every month. The company launched in December, and is signing up more than 50,000 new subscribers every month, the founder tells me.

135
2 years ago

“An online platform that provides the opportunity to discover and hire top talent from around the world. They are already generating $4 million in annual revenue with a team of 8.”

131
2 years ago

A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

130
2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

An AI chatbot which answers questions on Quora, a question and answer site. It’s still early days for Quora’s bot, which answers around 1,000 questions a day on topics like “How to study” and “How to organize your life”.

128
2 years ago

ShareWorks is a cloud-based tool for sharing media such as photos, music, and video. The startup also offers a paid-for mobile app as well as a desktop companion for editing and sharing.

128
2 years ago

A lightweight alternative to a Mac, PC, or laptop on which you can perform any kind of computational work

124
2 years ago

A news aggregator for the legal industry, using a combination of legal news, blogs, and a Wikipedia-like reference library to stay on top of legal news.

124
1 year ago

In October 2014, The Wall Street Journal ranked the Philadelphia area as the top city in America for startups.

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2 years ago

A SaaS platform for people to manage their cell phone accounts. It sits on top of a person’s existing carrier account and allows them to view their data and make payments. It’s in early beta.

122
2 years ago

A “human-powered” startup that helps people to organize tasks and conversations around a particular topic.

122
2 years ago

A company that helps people stay on top of their diabetes treatment.

122
1 year ago

A one-stop solution for warehouse management, with an API to help schedule and track movements of goods from order to delivery.

122
2 years ago

A mobile app that helps people find top-rated doctors or clinics that treat a specific illness or illness category (type 2 diabetes, back pain, etc.)

120
2 years ago

A way to make bus stops more efficient and integrate real-time bus information into Google Maps

119
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.

118
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for “solar powered cars”. The startup wants to build a rooftop solar system that generates energy for your car, allowing the car to run on solar power.

117
1 year ago

A desktop-based tool for making mockups of websites and apps.

116
2 years ago

This startup is trying to help companies stop using Gmail as an inefficient way to communicate with customers and employees.

115
2 years ago

A tool that analyzes popular Twitter hashtags to show trends on trending topics.

115
2 years ago

A startup for staying organized and on top of your expenses.

115
2 years ago

A startup that connects people to top-notch attorney and legal services

114
2 years ago

In May 2018, TechCrunch ranked the top 50 innovation in Indonesia.

114
2 years ago

A platform that lets publishers monetize video and stop people from uploading copyrighted content.

113
2 years ago

In August 2018, Crunchbase reported that there were over 150 venture-backed startup accelerators in the United States. The list of top accelerators in the United States was as follows:

113
2 years ago

This company is building the next generation of the internet of things device. The startup can send notifications to sensors, over Bluetooth, on smartphones, and even on laptops with a gesture.

112
2 years ago

A messaging app that allows users to set up channels for different topics of discussion, including “buddy” channels.

111
2 years ago

A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

111
2 years ago

A platform for sharing and rating products across the web, where consumers can go to see what the top products in a category are and rate them.

110
2 years ago

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

110
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to find work in their area by selling them a tool to identify the top jobs in an area.

110
1 year ago

A company that helps companies find and hire top tech talent. It has a network of experts and a pipeline of candidates that it can invite to interviews.

110
2 years ago

A Chrome extension for user engagement with online content by “pinning” content to the top of the browser.

109
2 years ago

In June 2018, the Startup Genome Project released data on the 100 most active venture-backed startups in the world. Of the top 100 startups, 12 were based in the San Francisco Bay Area. That was more than any other single city in the world.

109
2 years ago

A startup that aims to take the power out of microgrids and put it into the hands of consumers. The startup is working on a battery pack with solar panels that can be installed on the rooftops of homes and offices and be used to supply electricity for a certain period of time, much like a powerbank.

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2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

A tool for connecting people with a shared interest in a particular topic

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1 year ago

A startup that will take any video and allow its creators to port it to any of the top 30 mobile phone manufacturers, using a digital-rights-management-free model. The company has already built an app that allows anyone to convert any video to any phone.

109
2 years ago

A full-stack app development company that focuses on building apps for mobile, desktop, and web.

108
2 years ago

This is a startup that wants to help people “build on top of the internet,” with a platform that enables anyone to publish products and content at scale.

108
2 years ago

A company that helps lawyers fight fraud and stop identity theft, as well as help businesses prevent tech support fraud and hacking.

107
2 years ago

This startup provides a platform for tools to be built on top of, and integrates tools from across the web.

107
2 years ago

A company founded by a team of Stanford and Berkeley researchers that uses AI to detect and prevent fraud. The software aims to detect when a person is trying to make a credit card purchase in a store and notify the appropriate employees, who can then stop the transaction.

107
2 years ago

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

106
2 years ago

The startup introduces a new way to think about the internet and data centers. It rethinks the internet as a global power grid, where countries have their own little data centers that sit atop each other.

106
2 years ago

A startup that helps businesses in the United States and Europe run their money using shared accounts. It’s a “one-stop shop” for working with multiple banks.

105
2 years ago

A platform for people who want a green source of electricity (like rooftop solar)

105
2 years ago

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

105
2 years ago

The idea of the startup is to create a sort of "one stop shop" for all the different tools and products needed by a citizen journalist.

105
2 years ago

A company that sells cool kitchen tops and pours that promote healthy eating habits

105
2 years ago

A company that helps companies turn data into insights, allowing them to spot trends and make better decisions. Their data platform is built on top of SQL and Python.

104
2 years ago

A startup that builds security tools for the cloud. The startup aims to use threat intelligence from the NSA and other government organizations to create a platform that can help find and stop hacker attacks.

104
2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

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

104
2 years ago

A business that wants to help companies recruit top talent by connecting them with job seekers.

103
2 years ago

A startup that aims to be a “one-stop shop” for HR, payroll, benefits and legal.

103
2 years ago

A tool to help law students study for exams and employers find top graduates. The startup provides a platform for employers to post jobs and students to apply.

103
2 years ago

A SaaS-based email marketing tool with an emphasis on design. The startup’s founders have raised nearly $500,000 in seed funding, including from Y Combinator, and have been named as YC’s top-ranked summer 2019 company.

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2 years ago

The startup pitches its platform as the “one-stop shop for all things HR”. It will offer HR software, payroll, and benefits management. It also recently raised $1.5M in seed funding.

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2 years ago

This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

101
2 years ago

A platform that connects local shops with brands looking for wholesale deals through a one-stop shop.

101
2 years ago

A startup that provides the infrastructure “to build and scale simple, automated, and scalable apps built on top of the open source Git version control system.”

101
2 years ago

A company that’s created a new platform for managing teams and projects — a tool designed to help teams stay organized and on top of their work.

101
2 years ago

A startup looking to make the world’s best desktop security software, and taking advantage of the increasing need for it as the world becomes more connected.

101
2 years ago

This startup wants to be the one-stop shop for insurance and retirement plans for startups and freelancers.

100
2 years ago

An email app that lets you set up alerts for specific topics, and lets you get email updates from a growing number of organizations including the White House.

99
2 years ago

A search engine focused on finding the most relevant articles about a particular topic. The startup is building the search around data from more than 190 million sources across the web. It was recently featured on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

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2 years ago

The following startups were named to the list of top startup ecosystems for the sixth year in a row.

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2 years ago

A tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

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2 years ago

"Gizmodo" called the Startup Battlefield and Fast Company’s 2016 “Top 10 Coolest Companies”.

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2 years ago

A tool for easily switching between Mac and Windows virtual desktops.

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2 years ago

This startup’s “intelligent” bot helps branded social media users come up with content ideas. It then recommends a topic for followers to post on the social media platform.

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2 years ago

A startup that allows companies to send a message to their employees and ask them to submit a fake review to help their company look more like a “top-rated” company.

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2 years ago

Idea for a startup to help people who want to stay on top of their money and investments. The company would offer customers a set of online tools and a “wealth coach” to help them stay on top of their investments and cashflow.

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2 years ago

The company aims to be a one-stop shop for financial and legal advice.

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1 year ago

A desktop application that allows people to quickly and easily pay their bills, from utility companies to credit card companies.

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2 years ago

A tool for managing your personal finance. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your banking and insurance needs, as well as a platform for your investments.

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2 years ago

A tool to help people with disabilities stay on top of their disability income.

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2 years ago

A new take on digital advertising that seeks to take over the desktop space. The founders say it’s the first product that can put advertising on every desktop screen. It’s also intended to be a “frictionless” experience for users, removing the need to navigate multiple ad networks or pay for ads.

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2 years ago

A web-based video platform for providing short-form, on-demand “how to” guides for small businesses. The idea is that users can subscribe to specific topics, such as ‘how to sell on eBay’ and then be notified when a new video is available.

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1 year ago

A digital platform for those who operate small businesses (like restaurants, cafes, and beauty salons) to serve as a one-stop shop to track and manage their business. It’s a tool that aggregates all of the paper and online paperwork into a single platform.

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2 years ago

A startup that compares the costs of different lenders, which is what launched a year ago. The company aims to be a one-stop shop for people looking for loans, saving them time and money.

93
2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

Open-source data visualization tool that connects together email, web, and desktop. It also integrates into Slack and other tools.

93
1 year ago

A cross-platform desktop application that allows users to log into their apps without their credentials and automatically logs them into their bank accounts. The startup is building the company off of Yodlee’s data and wants to build it further into apps like Facebook, Spotify, and others.

93
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses track repairs, maintenance, and replacements rather than having to rely on spreadsheets and stops receiving Ubers and other ride-share services.

92
2 years ago

A company that wants to help developers monetize their apps by bringing an app store to the desktop. The company wants to serve as a way to test and monetize apps across devices and platforms.

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1 year ago

A tool for monitoring and forecasting the weather, with an API for developers to build apps on top of.

91
1 year ago

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

91
1 year ago

A platform that builds communities around a topic through a series of articles.

91
1 year ago

A desktop app for managing and monitoring a corporate smartphone fleet.

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1 year ago

The startup wants to create a one-stop-shop for all of your Facebook ads needs. The startup is currently only available to marketing executives.

90
2 years ago

A browser-based tool that helps users easily create “quizzes” to test their knowledge of a topic they’re interested in.

89
2 years ago

A “one-stop shop for all-in-one accounting and tax management”, with a web app and mobile app for self-employed individuals and small businesses.

89
2 years ago

A startup that sells an “HDMI board” that sits on top of a television (or other display) and allows you to plug in a USB drive and use it to show content from a computer.

89
2 years ago

A new product by the founders of a popular open-source project, allowing people to see all of their files on file servers and get them to sync with their desktop.

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1 year ago

A platform for in-person recruiting stops which helps companies scale their college recruiting efforts.

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

This startup is building a product that can make any physical object like a car, a laptop, a camera or a phone, into an IoT device. It’s currently testing products with big-name brands like Apple and HP already.

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2 years ago

This is a one-stop shop for help with software installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. The company’s network of software experts can help people with “anything from the basics to the not-so-basics.”

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2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

A desktop-based email client for journalists, connecting to their Gmail accounts, and using the same tools as their editors.

85
2 years ago

Rethinking the way we build and manage software is the goal of BuildZoom. The startup allows users to compare home improvements from a variety of vendors and service providers from the comfort of one website. It's an online marketplace that allows consumers to shop for home improvement projects from the convenience of a desktop computer or mobile phone. BuildZoom makes it easy to find the right contractor, and provides a level of transparency that other home improvement websites do not.

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2 years ago

The Startup Grind is a podcast produced by TechCrunch and Rolling Stone. It features interviews with top entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders in the startup community.

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2 years ago

A startup aimed to help people get the best possible deal on their car insurance. The startup’s software analyzes an individual’s driving history and compares it to a carrier’s pricing data to identify the best deal. The startup’s policy is to take a 0.5% commission off the top.

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2 years ago

A software company that helps HR teams with all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding. They strive to be a one-stop shop for talent as well as a human resource management solution.

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2 years ago

A digital platform that allows you to explore and research topics of your interest by browsing and sharing user-created content.

83
2 years ago

A “HR SaaS” for companies looking to manage employee training by creating custom courses, delivering them to an employee’s desktop, or by hooking up with an instructor.

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2 years ago

A startup that plans to help large and small companies build their own cloud infrastructure on top of Microsoft’s Azure platform.

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1 year ago

Loft, a startup that collects and compiles a range of industry data about startups, has named YC as one of the top three organizations in the world that are "helping to produce the next generation of startups."

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2 years ago

The Y Combinator summer school is a four-week program that teaches computer science fundamentals to top-tier high school students. The program was launched in 2010 by Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator.

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2 years ago

A software company that helps companies stay on top of their supply chain data, with a goal of building a “one-stop shop for companies that need to manage their supply chains”.

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1 year ago

An OS that uses Windows-style metaphors and a desktop-style interface to make it work like OSX, but with Windows-style applications.

81
1 year ago

A startup that helps people save money by helping them live in the moment and stop obsessing about money.

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1 year ago

A startup for finding and booking travel that uses a bank of 5,000 itineraries to provide personal customization. It’s in the phase of becoming a booking site, with a desktop app in development, and a plan to open it up to all users.

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1 year ago

A lightweight, mobile app that allows you to work with the same notes across your phone and desktop, allowing you to sync them all to your Google Drive account.

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2 years ago

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to get in touch with consumers. The startup is making it easier for companies to market to a large, specific group of consumers by creating a one-stop resource for companies to find and contact consumers.

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2 years ago

A platform that allows brands to design packages for retailers to sell. The company wants to be a one-stop shop for e-commerce fulfillment.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring Facebook Messenger-style voice calling to the desktop.

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2 years ago

Taking the speed and agility of the mobile web and developing a platform that can be used on any device, including desktops. The startup, which was started in 2013, is one of the few startups creating a truly mobile web application.

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1 year ago

The top 10 list of the most common ideas was based on the number of pitches submitted by companies.

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1 year ago

SaveUp is a one-stop shop for college savings plans in the US, Canada, and the UK. It works to save people money with a tool that automatically sends pre-tax contributions from employer to student's 529. The company has raised $1.5M in funding.

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2 years ago

An online marketplace for making and selling custom-made products using 3D printing. The startup is building a one-stop shop for all 3D design, 3D printing, and 3D scanning needs.

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1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

This is a mobile application that helps people find the nearest bus stop for their commute. It’s more than just a tool to find routes, the app also provides real-time alerts to riders who are nearby, letting them know when the next bus is arriving. Founded in June, the startup has plans to expand to other cities and has run tests in San Francisco and Minneapolis.

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1 year ago

A platform that allows users to share photos, videos, and other multimedia in a single place, and search for content by topic.

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1 year ago

A new kind of digital wallet that helps people plan and track their finances, manage their spending, and get support from their bank. The startup wants to be a “one-stop shop for financial services” that includes a portfolio, banking, investing, and insurance.

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6 months ago

A mobile app that helps you locate and pay for parking spots at the top-rated and most-utilized parking garages in the five boroughs of New York City.

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2 years ago

A virtual assistant that helps you prioritize tasks and stay on top of your inbox.

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1 year ago

This is an online platform that tracks the top-grossing films worldwide

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to build a one-stop-shop for home improvement. It builds at-home stores with a variety of products, and sales tools that make it easier for customers to make decisions about products and services.

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2 years ago

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

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1 year ago

A one-stop shop for designer brands to offer their products through a subscription box service. It costs $35 monthly, with a commitment of 3 months.

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1 year ago

A desktop app for managing staff schedules and expenses.

70
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform to help journalists write better. It’s best for longer writing, and it lets you know which writing styles and topics are best for you.

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1 year ago

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to monitor your health and give you a counseling session with a live doctor over the phone. The goal is to make the call center a “one-stop-shop” for any kind of health issues.

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1 year ago

A company that offers a tool to help users with depression and anxiety make better decisions. The company’s biofeedback tool can help users understand their brainwaves, moods, and other patterns that signal when a decision is best, and when they should stop or change.

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1 year ago

One of the top-performing startups in YC Winter 2016,

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2 years ago

A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps people manage their mobile phone and internet plans from their Macs and desktops.

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1 year ago

"FastCo" lists the top startups in the world every year. The list is based on revenue, but also factors in the startup's presence on other "fast-growing" lists, including those published by "Forbes", "Inc." and "Forbes Europe".

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2 years ago

A virtual assistant for the enterprise that helps people stay organized and on top of projects, but also helps let them go on vacation.

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1 year ago

A startup that brings together top doctors and nurses in an app, which lets you book appointments, or video chats with doctors and nurses remotely.

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1 year ago

A community where you can ask a curated team of experts for advice on a particular topic.

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2 years ago

A post-production tool to help journalists and videographers manage their workflows. The startup hopes to launch a desktop app in the spring of 2019, and a web app in fall.

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1 year ago

This startup sells a zero-emission travel device that charges a phone, laptop, or other device when the traveler is near a wireless source.

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1 year ago

A platform that helps you stay on top of your taxes. It helps you organize your finances and prepare your taxes in a way that’s easier and more efficient.

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1 year ago

A web-based platform that allows users to create and manage custom-made credit cards to make online payments. They also offer an API for customers to build their own solutions on top of.

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1 year ago

A startup that lets you find your lost laptop, computer, or smartphone, and gives you a place to file a claim

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2 years ago

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

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1 year ago

A platform for staying on top of news about your favorite games.

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1 year ago

This startup is developing an Android SDK for building applications that can quickly enhance photos with face detection, blurring, or filters. The client-side SDK is for developers who want to build their own apps on top of the iOS app.

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1 year ago

This company is building software to help the top 1% of salespeople and leadership, which they say is a $3 trillion market.

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1 year ago

A startup focused on user-friendly music discovery. The startup wants to create a desktop experience around music discovery that will allow users to browse and listen to songs, and also see what others are listening to.

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1 year ago

 A startup that lists the best deals on a given topic, for example, “The best pizza in San Francisco”

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1 year ago

A desktop app for managing files. If you’ve ever tried to find a file on your Mac, you’ll probably agree that it’s a pain.

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1 year ago

A platform that helps you track down the best C-suite candidates among your employees. It’s a recruiting platform that uses a combination of algorithms and social media for finding top candidates for specific roles. It’s currently being used by YC and other startups including FundingPost and Foodspotting.

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1 year ago

Working with a team at the University of Pennsylvania, this startup is building a way for companies to create personal journals in which they write and share their thoughts about different topics. The startup is also working with scientists to help people record their medical histories.

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1 year ago

A SaaS app that helps anyone create a custom cable channel for Slack, built on top of the existing Slack API.

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1 year ago

A “one-stop shop for credit” that aims to help people from underbanked backgrounds to get access to credit. The startup is currently in talks with banks and credit unions to work out a partnership.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people build a retirement plan that can be adjusted and updated as the needs of their life change. The startup’s platform is built on top of a series of APIs and a software development kit.

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1 year ago

A unicorn that helps people get the right insurance at the right price. It’s a platform for insurance companies to use and has attracted four top-tier insurance companies to try it out.

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1 year ago

Basically a “one-stop shop” for hiring engineers and data scientists.

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9 months ago

A platform that lets you explore the world’s top events, including tickets, business deals, and travel itineraries.

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7 months ago

A virtual assistant for small businesses, designed to be a one-stop shop for multiple tasks that employees might need.

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1 year ago

A wellness tool for people with mental health issues to track their symptoms and stay on top of things. The startup is backed by Outcome Health, the company behind enterprise wellness company Medical Health Network.

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1 year ago

A free service for businesses to manage their inventory. It was built on top of Shopify.

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1 year ago

Launch is a period of intense growth and expansion, and the companies listed above are just a drop in the bucket. As the startup ecosystem continues to grow, a lot more startups will have good ideas. Here are the top startups that have launched in 2019, according to TechCrunch.

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1 year ago

A platform that runs on top of Amazon S3 and helps users set up their own private storage for data. The startup is focused on data privacy and security.

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11 months ago

Capto is a one-stop app that helps connect customers with suppliers and help them find the best deals. The startup says it has a userbase of over 2.5 million, and plans to expand to more countries in Latin America.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a tool for employees to manage their time with a SaaS product, with a mobile app and desktop software.

55
1 year ago

A platform for building interactive, multiplayer games that can be played without the need for a screen. Prototyped with a game called “Truck Stop.”

55
1 year ago

Time has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch, including five from the summer batch and seven from the winter batch.

55
1 year ago

A platform that engages users with content that’s relevant to them, whether they’re fans of an artist or a topic they’re researching. It’s a software-based approach to human curation.

54
1 year ago

Wrapping up our list of the best startups in Y Combinator’s class of 2020, we've selected 5 startups from the batch that had the best business ideas and the best execution. (If you're curious, we'd recommend checking out the list of the top Y Combinator startups of 2019 here .)

54
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that lets people create websites in the cloud, and then upload them for companies to access with specific functions by using a mobile app or desktop.

54
1 year ago

A platform that helps distributors like Courtyard and Hyatt stay on top of reservations across their properties.

54
1 year ago

A cloud-based tool for sales teams to manage their campaigns and follow-up tasks. What’s unusual is that it’s cross-platform, available on desktop, mobile, and web.

54
9 months ago

A platform for sales reps to stay on top of sales pipeline, work remotely, and answer customer questions.

54
7 months ago

A new way to build an app that can be used by anyone to create an app in minutes, from concept to launch. Users can build on top of a pre-built template to produce their own unique app.

54
1 year ago

This startup creates software that helps companies manage the security risks posed by laptops and other devices.

53
1 year ago

A retailer delivering only the top-of-the-line products from the brands they sell

53
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies find and recruit talent anywhere in the world. The company says they have over 1,000 clients ranging from top Fortune 500 companies to startups to large AIs.

53
1 year ago

A tool that helps brick-and-mortar stores stay on top of inventory and customer data, helping them reduce labor costs and increase profits.

53
1 year ago

Ink361 is an automated platform that helps companies find and hire top-notch talent.

53
11 months ago

A one-stop platform for all employees, from sales to marketing to customer service.

53
1 year ago

A workplace chat solution that syncs your calendar and files from your desktop or mobile devices to your corporate network.

52
1 year ago

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

52
1 year ago

A startup that’s working to bring mobile-first design to the web. The company’s founder says that on desktop, responsive websites are too complex and hard to work with. On mobile, the opposite is true: sites are too simple and often hard to use. Sway is working to change that with a product that uses all the same features on mobile as it does on desktop.

51
1 year ago

A digital assistant that helps recruiters and hiring managers find and manage top talent. The startup is backed by Sound Ventures, the venture capital arm of Pandora, and is led by former Googler and Facebook executive David Fischer.

51
4 months ago

A new way to identify top-performing sales reps.

51
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for startups to raise money and scale. It wants to provide a “one-stop shop” for digital fundraising.

50
1 year ago

A “one stop shop” for startups that want to add a crowdfunding component to their business

50
1 year ago

A startup with a tool that helps recruiters and HR managers identify and reach out to top candidates.

50
1 year ago

A global network of local markets, with local farmers who are able to sell their produce directly to consumers. The company’s customers are typically top-tier restaurants and grocery stores.

50
1 year ago

“A desktop-based tool for managing and reporting on commercial printing jobs”, this startup is developing a software tool for printing and printing services firms that are based on solid data science.

49
1 year ago

A way to earn loyalty points for things like retail shopping, with top-up functionality to spend them at any store.

49
1 year ago

A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

49
1 year ago

A platform to help small businesses get the word out about their products and services, built on top of Shopify.

49
7 months ago

A startup that helps connect students with mentors as they prepare for interviews at top companies like Google and Facebook

49
1 year ago

An AI-powered product that helps you determine whether you’re likely to succeed at something, like getting into a top university.

48
1 year ago

A tool that helps legal firms hire top legal talent, connecting them with candidates in the top law schools.

48
1 year ago

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

47
1 year ago

A startup that makes a tool for developers to manage development processes from their desktops

47
1 year ago

The startup’s target is high-level executives, and they want to help them stay on top of their job description and responsibilities.

47
1 year ago

A social network where users can ask and answer questions about various topics like dating, fashion, and fitness.

47
9 months ago

Education for new dads and dads-to-be on topics like sleep and parenting.

47
1 year ago

This is an app for recording your expenses on the go, and a service that allows you to set up recurring bills and stay on top of your finances.

45
8 months ago

The idea is to provide investors with a one-stop place to find a portfolio of companies they’re interested in, with tools to help them manage their assets.

45
2 months ago

A SaaS platform for managing rooftop solar, with basic solar energy packages starting at $5 a month.

45
9 days ago

A startup that helps people get their kids into top schools. The startup connects students with their dream colleges and helps guide them through each step of the application process.

45
1 year ago

A company based in San Francisco that helps companies like LinkedIn, Google, and Facebook to attract and retain top talent.

44
1 year ago

A remote health care provider that provides “one-stop care” for patients. They’re building a platform that connects doctors to patients and other medical professionals for appointments and referrals, and serves as a concierge for other medical services like supply and delivery.

43
1 year ago

In October 2017, AdExchanger ranked them as the #7 ad tech company to watch, and as of February 2018, they were ranked as one of the top 50 ad tech companies. In July 2017, they won the Red Herring Europe Award in the Enterprise Solutions category.

43
1 year ago

A company that provides the top digital marketing agency in the world with a digital presence outside of their clients’ websites.

43
1 year ago

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

43
1 year ago

One-stop shopping for an individual who needs a bike and a helmet.

43
8 months ago

As of November 2017, Tastebuds was a top-2 startup in the food & beverage category on AngelList. Tastebuds is building a way to share tasting notes, recommendations, and experiences in a social network for restaurants.

43
8 months ago

A publishing platform for the world’s top brands that allows them to create branded iOS app experiences. Branded apps are those which have full access to the app’s functionality, enabling brands to create exclusive experiences for their customers.

43
1 year ago

Smart contracts for the real estate industry, which are built on top of Ethereum, allowing parties to create smart contracts for leases, escrows and home sales.

42
1 year ago

A “complete” e-commerce solution for a one-stop-shopping experience for customers. The startup is currently adding free shipping to customers, and plans to add paid shipping options.

42
9 months ago

This startup is building a tool for sharing an avatar between multiple users, so that people can see their friends and family from their phone and desktop.

42
4 months ago

A product that helps people with chronic pain by suggesting medicines that are complementary to other treatments, preventing them from having to stop their treatment unnecessarily.

42
3 months ago

A Y Combinator company, now working on an electric scooter that can be programmed to stop and go on command, and a remote control that can be used to start the scooter remotely.

42
3 months ago

A startup that wants to help businesses more easily collaborate, share, and delegate work from all over the world. The company is building a desktop app and a mobile app for all different stakeholders to use for project management.

42
11 months ago

A small-business website that’s a “one-stop shop for all things small business — from marketing to accounting.”

41
11 months ago

A company developing a device that cuts the cord on the ties that attach laptops to desks.

41
10 months ago

 A startup that helps those who can’t afford to buy a home take out a mortgage. The company serves people in the top 1% of wealth in America, who can afford to purchase a home but might not be able to afford one outright.

41
10 months ago

A startup for staying on top of your money, with features like budgeting, goals, and portfolio analysis.

41
1 year ago

An engineering staffing startup that partners with companies to bring in new talent. After a company does a demo, Minimum runs a search for top candidates using its proprietary algorithm. The company says they’ve so far found candidates at top engineering schools, raised $1.4 million in VC funding, and secured over a dozen jobs.

40
1 year ago

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

40
1 year ago

A tool to make it easier to create social media profiles and run ads on top of them.

40
1 year ago

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

40
1 year ago

A personal finance app that helps people track their spending and save money. Based on a survey of over 1,000 people, the company found that the top things most people wanted to track were their net worth, credit, and income.

40
1 year ago

A new kind of sale that works on top of existing sale tools. The company is working with sales teams to create sales emails that more closely match the sales process, opening doors for buyers to buy on the spot.

40
11 months ago

A machine/machine learning-powered platform for insurance that helps carriers and agents make smart decisions about coverage and pricing. Their solution is a white label platform that is built on top of a managed services provider.

40
10 months ago

A platform to create, operate, and scale an online survey to gather information on a topic. The Startup has launched a beta in Boston and plans to launch in NYC for the fall.

40
1 year ago

A startup that helps people discover the top producers and the best music for streaming. The product is based on Spotify, and is available on Android and iOS.

39
1 year ago

A startup that is building an augmented reality platform to allow people to place virtual objects on top of real-world objects.

39
11 months ago

The problem with a lot of online shopping apps is that they are difficult to find, with users sometimes having to search for it. They want to change that by building a one-stop shopping app for finding anything from a local store to a nearby restaurant.

39
9 months ago

A desktop-based platform for visualizing data science models.

39
1 year ago

Redis Labs is building a way to have a single point of access to a user’s data, whether it be from a web browser, mobile phone, or desktop computer.

38
10 months ago

A free service that helps people get the government benefits they’re due. The startup is building a one-stop shop for all kinds of benefits and social security, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

38
10 months ago

A startup that can send virtual reality and web-based experiences to a mobile VR headset like Samsung’s Gear VR, and a separate service for desktop VR.

38
2 months ago

Meet-up-based social networks for people interested in a topic.

38
1 year ago

A tool for scheduling remote work sessions. The startup hopes to be a one-stop shop for remote work scheduling, helping companies and remote workers find dates and times that work for everyone.

37
1 year ago

A startup that posts interesting things to read in a certain category, or a tough topic like “How to be a good parent” with articles like “How to get your kid to go to bed.”

37
1 year ago

The company is a platform that provides a ‘mobile-first’ shopping experience. The startup wants to become a one-stop shop for all shopping needs.

37
1 year ago

A startup that wants to be a one-stop shop for all the things that a small business needs to do to get paid and do business. The company’s founders say that companies that use their platform spend up to 80% less time on account-related tasks.

37
1 year ago

A software company that wants to build a “one-stop shop for out-of-the-box, customizable content”. The startup wants to make it easy for brands to create and distribute custom content.

37
7 months ago

A startup that uses a little bit of science to track how long a laptop battery lasts between charges.

37
1 year ago

Autopilot is building a device for the visually impaired that lets them use their phones to control devices like lights, coffee machines, etc.

36
1 year ago

A company that makes a product called a “pill stop” which is a pill dispenser for people with bad backs, designed to make it easier to take pills by placing them in a container instead of a cup.

36
1 year ago

A social network for people doing exercise, with an API to allow third parties to build apps on top of it.

36
1 year ago

A startup that helps people make better use of their smartphones. It’s a powerful tool for people who work on the road but don’t have a laptop.

36
11 months ago

A wireless charging pad for your smartphone. The company is working to make the whole process of charging wirelessly faster, and also plans to work on a spot-on version in which a charging pad can be placed on any surface and a smartphone can be placed on top to charge.

36
10 months ago

A SaaSE that creates “a visual, real-time connection between your phone and your laptop”, allowing users to sync their phone’s notifications to their computer.

36
9 months ago

 A startup that lets you scan and manage your credit card and bank information online, so you don’t have to carry around all that information with you.  It connects to your bank and credit card accounts, letting you check your balance and make purchases.  It also lets you request a new card, stop payment on a card, check your account balances and track purchases.  The service has been running for about four months and has already processed more than $700,000 in transactions.

36
7 months ago

The startup is building an online platform that provides a “one-stop shop” for all California cannabis customers, so they can buy cannabis products with one simple click.

36
6 months ago

A platform that provides a digital library of high-resolution imagery, allowing anyone to access a trove of top-notch images.

36
6 months ago

 A digital shopping assistant for the holiday season. The startup offers deals on products across the top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more.

36
3 months ago

A company that provides consultant services to companies in need of help getting their employees trained on topics like cyber security or diversity.

36
1 year ago

A remote employee tracking app that hopes to compete with TopTal and Upwork.

35
1 year ago

SaaS for podcasts. The startup wants to build a platform on top of which podcasts can be monetized.

35
1 year ago

The company’s mission is to help the elderly maintain their independence, and wants to provide a “one-stop shop” for emergency and long-term living needs. They’re also bringing an e-commerce product to market for seniors to find and shop for the products they need.

35
1 year ago

Online training platform that builds on the idea that many different companies and organizations would like to train their employees and customers on the same topic and that it is difficult and expensive to purchase and maintain all these training materials. The company creates a marketplace of these courses and delivers them to people, allowing them to take the training on-the-go.

35
11 months ago

A matchmaking website that matches people up based on their shared interest in the same topics

35
2 months ago

Most of the startups in the Top 50 list are in the US, with others in Europe, Japan, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

35
1 year ago

A help desk and service management tool for users of the internet of things. The startup is building its service management tool on top of Xively, the IoT standards and toolset that drives a variety of connected products.

34
1 year ago

A company that helps auto dealers build a better online store on top of a standard eCommerce platform.

34
1 year ago

A publisher of educational videos on topics like “how to become a leader”, “how to solve common problems”, and “how to be confident”. The startup is building a video library that can be rented for $50 or subscribed to per month.

34
1 year ago

An online platform that helps small business owners get access to capital, and which has an SBA loan program. It takes 5% off the top and has 2 customers so far.

34
11 months ago

A group messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to make group calls more efficient, offering suggestions on topics to discuss. It’s currently available in beta.

34
7 months ago

After launching in March, the startup has already signed up 7,000 customers (from only 5,000 in the past month). A customer can top up a phone to 100% in just a few minutes. The company charges 50 cents a day and $1 a month for unlimited recharges.

34
7 months ago

A desktop application that provides a user-friendly interface for creating, editing, and sharing scripts for YouTube videos.

34
3 months ago

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

34
1 year ago

A digital representation of a physical card game for the internet, replacing the physical card deck with a virtual one. The startup’s founder says they’re close to the top 500 in the iPhone app store. They have a few hundred users.

33
11 months ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for multi-location companies to run day-to-day business. They’re building on top of a tool that allows companies to aggregate and manage all their different accounts together.

33
9 months ago

A startup that is building a “utility-grade” PC with a “desktop-grade” price to bring desktop computers to emerging markets.

33
9 months ago

Wired Magazine has a list of the top startups to watch in 2016, including three from India (Tango, Farmako, and Minimum) and two from the US (Clew and Zuddl)

33
3 months ago

A virtual reality toolkit for creative and professional video editors on Mac and PC. Studio is a video editing tool for desktop and mobile. It’s aimed at prosumers and professionals alike, and is developed by a team that’s been working on it for the past 5 years.

33
1 year ago

 A platform for building apps on top of live streaming video. The company is building a platform that allows developers to build new kinds of applications on top of live video streams.

32
1 year ago

This is an email-based application that allows users to create personalized desktop and mobile app experiences.

32
10 months ago

A startup that helps users to find and share the best articles on a certain topic, as well as get notified when new articles come out.

32
9 months ago

A startup that is building a digital platform for helping real estate agents track their clients’ needs and make recommendations. The platform, which is built on top of an app, allows agents to scan the home of a buyer or seller to find out what needs to be done, and offers those needs to the agent’s network of clients.

32
5 months ago

People who have trouble remembering passwords have a hard time finding them, either because they’re buried in a cluttered desktop or because they’ve been changed by a hacker. Passwords is a new service that aims to make passwords easier to find by condensing and organizing them into one account.

32
1 year ago

One of the top names in the market for payments app developers is now building a payments platform for the internet of things.

31
11 months ago

A platform that helps organizations plan, take, and share notes on a computer running Linux. Comes with a desktop app and mobile app so you can do all your note-taking on the go.

31
7 months ago

In an effort to bring a local currency to impoverished areas of the Middle East, the startup is building a mobile app that allows users to earn money by paying their bills and buying mobile phone top-up credits on the go.

31
3 months ago

A platform that makes it easy for others to build on top of it, eventually leading to a platform that can be built on by many others.

31
2 months ago

An HR software platform that aims to become a “one-stop shop for hiring and onboarding”. The startup is currently focused on HR and recruiting, but they have plans to expand into other areas of the business.

31
2 months ago

The startup is looking to provide Internet-wide offline access to a library of books and ebooks. Interested users can sign up for free, download the app, and choose which books to download. You can create “stacks” of books based on topics, or “curated stacks” based on which books you think you’ll be interested in.

31
10 months ago

A startup that helps companies manage the diversity and inclusion of their workforce by connecting people with a shared interest in a particular topic.

30
9 months ago

A tool for building and scaling events for schools, sporting events and similar. It’s built on top of the same chat and to-do list features of Slack, but is designed to be more scalable.

30
9 months ago

This startup aims to make it easier for people to have a conversation about money with friends and family. The company connects friends and family for advice about finances and other topics.

30
7 months ago

This startup wants to build a “one-stop-shop” for publishers, letting them set up a website, create an email list, and start monetizing their traffic.

30
5 months ago

 A startup that’s building a “one-stop shop” for SMB’s to build a suite of automated marketing services.

30
4 months ago

The startup is building a “one stop shop” for the startup ecosystem, creating an online platform to help startups find the right investment and legal

30
3 months ago

A digital marketing agency that can bring in clients’ websites to the top of search results. The company has already worked with over 100 companies, and says it’s the top performing digital marketing agency in San Francisco.

30
2 years ago

Idea: A payment processing startup that offers a “one stop shop” for merchants to accept payments. They’re currently working with a few large online retailers and are looking to go international.

29
8 months ago

Helps companies get closer to their customers. The service has been used by some of the top names in the world, including Amazon, Uber, Google, and MasterCard.

29
7 months ago

A free-to-use online platform that serves as a one-stop-shop for local small businesses, helping them build and manage a website, sell products, and promote their businesses.

29
7 months ago

A startup for freelance work that aims to create a “one-stop shop” for customers.

29
6 months ago

A platform that helps businesses manage their inventory across the entire supply chain, from the moment they receive raw materials to when they’re ready to be shipped out. It aims to be the first company to simplify the supply chain so companies can stop using legacy systems and focus on what they do best.

29
2 years ago

Idea: Personality-based dating app that predicts relationship compatibility It works by asking questions on a sliding scale of topics like religion, politics, sports, and more

28
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find their closest bus stop, while also providing an easy way to compare prices and times of arrival.

28
10 months ago

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

28
6 months ago

A one-stop shop for B2B companies that help them manage their whole customer life cycle.

28
4 months ago

A company that offers a “one-stop shop” for companies to manage everything related to HR and payroll.

28
3 months ago

A startup for digital content. The startup hopes that people who want to build content can sell it to companies that want to buy it. It’s already working with some of the top companies in the development space, like Spotify and Netflix.

28
1 month ago

an app that helps people connect with the people who sign their social media posts with the hashtag “#BOOM.” It’s for people who want to bring attention to the topics they care about and make a name for themselves in the process.

28
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies take a snapshot of their customers at a specific point in time. The startup plans to offer an API that customers can build on top of.

27
1 year ago

A desktop application that allows you to easily create custom, clickable images for social media platforms, which you can share out to the web or your email or SMS.

27
11 months ago

A web-based platform for managing a fleet of self-driving vehicles, integrating with all the major systems including Waymo, Uber, and Tesla. The startup’s platform is built on the open source OBD2 standard and uses the same kinds of sensors as Tesla's Autopilot.

27
11 months ago

A decentralized AI platform built on top of Ethereum that allows developers to build AI bots that can be programmed to perform tasks.

27
10 months ago

A platform for the “ultimate workout” in a virtual 3D environment. Its goal is to connect people to top fitness trainers who can offer the latest training techniques and advice.

27
10 months ago

A startup that lets people know when the rain stops so they can go out, or find a bar in the rain.

27
6 months ago

A startup that says it is an “unconference” that brings together top startup teams to help them connect, learn and grow. The first Unconference was held in San Francisco in early June.

27
3 months ago

A financial services firm that helps business owners manage their finances. The firm’s founder, 19-year-old Christopher Cagney, says he came up with the idea after he saw a “bunch of people who had been ripped off” by their banks.

27
2 months ago

A startup that helps small businesses with their human resources needs. The company wants to be a one-stop shop for all HR needs.

27
1 month ago

A startup that publishes and sells books, publishing three a month on topics like business and finance.

27
2 years ago

A startup that pays people to do research on topics they are interested in which is then written up into a paper and sold to students

26
11 months ago

A startup that builds a desktop app for easy online ordering of items from any online retailer. They claim to be in talks with Amazon, Walmart, and Target to bring the app to all of their customers.

26
9 months ago

A startup that wants to be a one-stop shop to help you manage your business expenses

26
6 months ago

A B2B software company that helps employers connect with top talent, building software that helps companies find and manage both employees and talent.

26
5 months ago

A decentralized network of micro-distribution hubs that works with existing delivery apps to help those apps grow beyond their current geographic footprint. It’s meant to be a “one-stop shop” for delivery companies to start using.

26
4 months ago

A tool that helps you re-use code across your web, mobile, and desktop applications, by allowing you to link your code to an API. The startup’s co-founder says that after launching in April 2019, they’ve already signed up 600 customers.

26
9 months ago

This startup is trying to make it easier for people to stay on top of their finances and track their spending, offering free monthly subscriptions to different financial products.

25
8 months ago

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

25
7 months ago

This company is partnering with universities to provide an online solution to help students stay on top of their schoolwork. It’s especially useful for students in the US, where they say it’s hard to keep track of due dates.

25
4 months ago

A platform for businesses in the UK to “take a cut” off the top when selling products and services to other companies in the UK.

25
4 months ago

Making it easier for companies to create and manage employee benefits programs. Built on top of the Forza platform, it’s designed to be more than a simple HR platform.

25
4 months ago

A startup that’s building a one-stop shop for small businesses that spans several different verticals, including payroll, accounting and consulting.

25
3 months ago

A startup called Protoplasma is building a new kind of ad blocker: one that blocks ads in real time, without having to change your browser. It’s built around the idea of “content blocking”, or reducing the amount of time spent staring at ads while using a browser.

25
3 months ago

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

25
1 month ago

The top US accelerator is Y Combinator, which has been the top accelerator in the world for the past three years.

25
9 months ago

A toolkit for developers to manage their projects and automate their workflows, helping them stay on top of their work.

24
6 months ago

A “one-stop shop” for packaging and shipping, shipping products between manufacturers and distributors.

24
5 months ago

"Idea" is a weekly feature on The Verge's technology podcast, The Vergecast. Every week, we ask a question about a company or a topic at the intersection of technology and culture. You can listen to previous episodes here . You can read more about the show at our dedicated hub . You can reach us at [email protected]

24
3 months ago

A “desktop karaoke” for crowdsourced music. The company promises to bring the “music” to the crowd, enabling users to sing along to a song from their computer, phone, or another online source.

24
29 days ago

A desktop app that lets you make a virtual tour of your home.

24
11 months ago

A digital appointment calendar within your phone, which they say is better than a paper or desktop calendar.

23
9 months ago

A tool for making your home a smart home. The app is a one-stop shop for managing all the smart devices in your home.

23
8 months ago

This startup is building a library of over 200,000 news articles, covering all kinds of topics, including elections and sports.

23
8 months ago

A company that’s building a platform that allows non-technical users to manage their email marketing campaigns. Their product is the first of its kind, and the company is looking to build an API that would allow other companies to build on top of their platform. They’re currently in talks with a few large brands.

23
3 months ago

One that provides an AI-powered tool to help companies identify and hire the best candidates. The startup’s tool allows recruiters to identify top talent from a shortlist of candidates, and then helps manage their recruiting process. There are no guarantees of success in the recruiting landscape, and a startup like this is a way for recruiters to get ahead.

23
3 months ago

A social network for patient-centered healthcare, enabling patients to share their experiences and opinions on a variety of healthcare topics and compare experiences with others, and giving them a way to ask questions of their care providers.

23
9 months ago

As of 2017, China’s biggest internet companies are Tencent, WeChat, Weibo, and Baidu. These companies have all been spending heavily on Facebook and Instagram ads, which have grown rapidly in the region. For example, WeChat spent $6.5 billion on ads in 2018 and Baidu spent $3.6 billion. Top global brands are also spending heavily on Chinese social media. For example, Coca-Cola has spent $2.2 billion on WeChat ads since February 2018.

22
9 months ago

A startup that helps people organize their online data in an easy, searchable manner. Available for both desktop and mobile.

22
6 months ago

A place for people to spend time together, for a monthly fee on top of their Netflix bill

22
5 months ago

A company that hopes to help developers collect and manage their email lists. It’s a “one-stop-shop” for building, managing and publishing email lists, and let’s you test the effectiveness of various email campaigns.

22
3 months ago

A startup that curates, stores and cross-sells expert knowledge on a single topic. It’s a website that also has a mobile version that curates and cross-sells expert knowledge on a single topic with a focus on finance.

22
2 months ago

 A startup that is working to eliminate the “stoplight syndrome” from traffic flow. For those who don’t know, a “stoplight” is when one car slows down while in front of another, causing the one behind to slam on the brakes and back up.

22
1 month ago

A platform to help users find and book services like housekeeping, dog walking, or car washing. It’s a one-stop shop for people to meet and book services.

22
1 year ago

A company that makes “online courses for learning,” through which they claim to offer more material than traditional universities. They offer more than 1,000 courses on topics like machine learning, data science, and more.

21
8 months ago

A direct-to-consumer health insurance company that’s launching in the first half of 2018. The startup wants to be a one-stop shop for all of your health insurance needs.

21
6 months ago

A company that helps doctors stay on top of their patients’ health records and scheduling

21
6 months ago

A platform for customizing and selling birth announcements, which the company says is one of the top five most ordered baby products on Amazon.

21
5 months ago

A startup for small businesses to receive automated reminders for appointments and other tasks, built on top of Zapier.

21
5 months ago

 “The most important thing we do is commercialize our research and enable companies to build on top of it.” This is the second year they’ve won the Thiel Foundation award and their prize was $100,000 to help them “accelerate commercialization” and hire a new team member to help bring their product to market.

21
4 months ago

Google’s self-driving cars aren’t ready for the public yet, but that hasn’t stopped some people from building their own. The startup, which is based in San Francisco, is helping others build their own self-driving car kits in the hopes of creating a viable alternative to the Google car.

21
3 months ago

An online marketplace for top chefs that connects restaurants with diners for dinner and catering.

21
2 months ago

The Startup Pitch Competition is held annually at Y Combinator. Since 2012, over 150 teams have participated in the competition, where a panel of judges evaluates every team's presentation. The top 20 teams participate in an on-stage interview with a panel of judges, after which two teams are selected to move on to the company presentation stage.

21
2 years ago

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

20
8 months ago

A “smart” train that can read and understand which cars are unoccupied and stop them from being sent down the tracks.

20
7 months ago

A startup that provides data-driven content on various topics like health and fitness, travel, food, and fashion.

20
6 months ago

A group of friends launched a startup racing to build a go-anywhere, accessible, and affordable modular electric car. The car is a lightweight, urban electrical vehicle, with a range of about 500 miles, a top speed of about 70 mph, and a starting cost of $10,000.

20
6 months ago

A startup that builds a digital curriculum for kids on topics like computer science, programming, and robotics.

20
5 months ago

This startup is building a platform that lets people rent out their spare bedroom to complete strangers while they’re out of town. Renters use their own laptops and internet connection to control their home’s thermostat, light, and other settings.

20
4 months ago

A new venture-backed startup that’s building a platform to help developers build on top of any container of code.

20
2 months ago

A startup that helps businesses find and retain top talent by sending candidates into their offices and showing them how their business works. The startup says they are working with 50 clients, with both startups and large enterprise companies, who keep the candidates on call for up to 36 hours.

20
2 months ago

A startup that enables customers to buy, sell, and share their unused apps through a new app called AppShare. AppShare will help developers and app owners get more money out of their apps, and would be a one-stop shop for app users to find, download, and sell used apps.

20
8 months ago

An intuitive, desktop-based app that allows a restaurant to manage their menu items and ingredients. The startup gets data from local grocery stores, which it then uses to create an automated interface where a person can have a single, intuitive experience to search for a new dish at a restaurant using their phone.

19
5 months ago

A community of designers and engineers building new products on top of the Internet of Things, with a community of 150,000 monthly users.

19
5 months ago

A product management platform that helps companies identify and prioritize top-selling products.

19
2 months ago

The most popular city for the founders of the top 50 startups, based on talking to founders, was New York. The city was home to 10% of the startups and the rest are spread across the US, including Silicon Valley and Seattle.

19
2 months ago

M-Files is a cloud-based file storage service that’s integrated with Dropbox. It is a subscription service. It also has a desktop client.

19
1 month ago

This startup is building an intelligent assistant that helps you stay on top of your home's energy usage. The product is a hub that connects to a variety of energy sources and can tell you when to run your dishwasher or change your lights.

19
1 month ago

An API for programmers to look up and analyze the quality of different products, with a curated list of top 10 ratings.

19
1 month ago

A platform that allows people to donate their unused internet data from home, mobile, or laptops to people in developing countries

19
8 months ago

A self-service analytics platform, which lets businesses gather data from all of their channels, and access advanced analytics on top of that.

18
4 months ago

This startup is looking to bring the same capabilities to designing and building desktop UI’s that we have seen in mobile apps. The company says it can design and deliver a UI in under a day and has already delivered over 200 UI’s for companies like Google and Facebook.

18
4 months ago

A company that wants to build a low-cost, green, and off-grid solar charging station that can charge any device. The company wants to create a spot that people can charge their phones, laptops, and other devices in their cars at.

18
3 months ago

A startup prepping to launch in the fall of 2020 that aims to help identify the biggest expenses for a business before it signs a lease, helping with the process of choosing a location for your company. They heard about this need from top executives at the “billion dollar startups”.

18
2 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.

18
24 days ago

A company that would like to be the one-stop shop for a variety of financial products, including investment, investment advice, and insurance. The startup wants to help people make better financial decisions.

18
8 months ago

Forbes and Matter were the only two to feature SMU in their 2017 and 2018 lists of the Top 50 Under 50.

17
5 months ago

A startup that wants to be a One-Stop shop for Indian retail customers looking to buy the latest fashion trends. The platform is set to launch in June 2020.

17
1 month ago

This startup is building an app that helps people design and manage their home automation system (cameras, lights, etc.) from their phone or desktop computer. It basically acts as a way to manage and control smart home devices from a smartphone.

17
4 months ago

These guys want to convince you to stop buying toilet paper and start buying their product instead.

16
2 months ago

Catchy U is a chatbot platform that sits in the top of your browser, and allows you to interact with the things you care about most.

16
2 months ago

The startup is a marketplace for freelance data science and machine learning professionals. The idea is to have a one-stop solution for data scientists and machine learning engineers to get paid for their work.

16
6 days ago

A company that creates a “one-stop-shop” for the creation of custom apps for startups and software companies.

16
5 days ago

Instacart is an on-demand grocery delivery service that takes orders via an app. Instacart hopes to be a one-stop shop for weekly shopping, with a focus on healthy, organic food.

16
10 months ago

An online service for finding and recommending top quality, value for money restaurants.

15
4 months ago

A “one-stop-shop” for sales and invoicing across multiple industries. The company is building an app to help users of different companies bring in sales and invoicing data, then bring it all together into a single product.

15
2 months ago

This startup’s software helps businesses find the best time for people to stop by, based on historical data.

15
5 months ago

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

14
3 months ago

A company that creates software that helps companies find and hire top talent. The company's hiring process is a combination of their own software, conventional job boards and job boards owned by other companies.

14
1 month ago

This year's list of the top 20 startup accelerators in the world is compiled by CB Insights, and includes new additions from the US and Europe, including two accelerators from the UK.

14
29 days ago

A real-time social network for collaborative content. It’s a video-based platform where users can choose what content to share via comments, and users can join groups for specific topics.

14
2 years ago

Software that helps companies manage sales leads and streamlines the sales process. The startup wants to be a one-stop shop for sales teams who are looking for a new way to manage leads.

13
6 months ago

A platform that uses machine learning to automate the process of setting up and managing virtual desktops. The startup is currently in private beta, and the founders hope to soon release an open source product.

13
3 months ago

A startup that helps employees to stay organized by renting out spare office space and giving them the use of a laptop.

13
2 months ago

If you run a B2B company, you’ve probably got hundreds of thousands of transactions, but you still need to make sure that your onboarding process is going smoothly. Contacts acts as a one-stop shop for all of your sales, marketing, and human resources processes so that you can get on the same page.

13
2 years ago

Idea: Automate Admissions at top Entrepreneurial Universities

12
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building tools for small businesses to help them manage their entire operations, including keeping on top of all their vendors and sales

12
3 months ago

A platform that makes it easy for customers to buy products online. The startup’s revenue model is based on taking a percentage off the top of each transaction.

12
1 month ago

A web-based learning platform for business owners that allows users to build online courses on top of their own blog or website.

12
26 days ago

This company is building a platform that allows people to create their own online courses on topics they’re interested in, like learning how to give a speech or improve their english.

12
2 years ago

Idea: The startup is building a tool that automatically writes a person’s will and will updates, letting you track wills from multiple users in the same account. It’s built on top of a free service that lets you write a will once and store it with them. They’re aiming to replace legal representatives with their software, while still giving users the option to use a lawyer.

11
2 months ago

Activity Charts is a project management tool that aims to help people stay on top of their work, while being able to see how they spend their time.

11
2 months ago

A software startup that helps prevent data breaches by integrating a security guard into an organization’s computer system to detect and stop attacks.

11
2 months ago

A tool for job seekers, acting as a job board for all the jobs in one place, allows employers to post and manage the application process, and see who the top candidates are for the position.

11
19 days ago

The business is a “B2B SaaS platform that connects manufacturers and distributors with manufacturers and distributors in other countries. The business is built on top of the global trading network of the SFL Group, a European multi-country network of a network of factories and distributors.”

11
2 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace of products made by independent designers. Designers can keep 90% of sales, or have the option to partner with the startup for a 40% revenue share. The startup also aims to make the discovery process easier by curating the top items from each designer.

10
28 days ago

This startup wants to bring a simple way for people to manage their finances. They want to build a universal and simple platform that serves as a “one-stop shop for all financial tools”.

10
15 days ago

A team that’s built a technology platform for live streaming events, built on top of a large database of what’s called a “Super Fan Database”. The Super Fan Database is a database of people who are the most loyal to a brand or organization. The application allows for organizers to use the database to reach out to users and incentivize them to attend an event.

10
1 month ago

A social network for organizations that helps them better communicate, manage and track their projects and the impact they’ve had. Built on top of a powerful AI engine that can monitor, predict, and maximize the effectiveness of a company’s output.

9
1 month ago

This startup wants to create an electronic health record for people who aren’t traditionally covered by insurance. The company will be a “one-stop shop” for those that aren’t worried about HIPAA compliance.

9
1 month ago

A personal assistant that helps you get organized by organizing your life. The startup is working on a one-stop-shop for all personal assistant needs, and recently announced that it’s in talks with Google. The startup’s success will depend on achieving a critical mass of users that want the help.

8
1 month ago

A micro-city and coworking space, which will include a cafe, a bar, a rooftop garden, and a dance floor.

7
1 month ago

A platform for creating and connecting to groups of people who are passionate about a particular topic, like education or business. The B2B startup is looking to build a platform for teachers, students, and workers to collaborate and get better at their skills.

7
2 years ago

Idea: Build a SaaS app on top of your eCommerce platform

6
1 month ago

A startup that’s building an “authentic” broker-dealer experience on top of Coinbase’s API.

6
11 days ago

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

6
3 days ago

This YC-backed startup is building a tool that helps people find and hire remote workers, who can bring their own laptops to work.

6
16 days ago

This startup is building an app that will let users create and manage a personal “smart car”, or autonomous vehicle. The startup is also building an API to make it easy for other companies to build products on top of that.

5
12 days ago

Essentially, a personal dating app with the goal of creating a more systematic, less chaotic way of matching people up. Potential users include people who have a special interest in a specific topic and want to find like-minded people.

5
3 days ago

A tool that helps users create and share custom data sets. The startup is building an API and desktop app that allows users to easily create, share, and collaborate on data sets.

3
1 day ago

A startup that wants to create a one-stop marketplace for healthcare and home goods — from doctor’s appointments to kitchen essentials. It’s a B2B business, with healthcare providers handing over their patients to a doctor to manage their care and sending in goods.

2
2 days ago

"Startups" writer Andrew Liptak wrote that "A startup that aims to stop the poaching of top talent by big companies.”

1
2 years ago

A startup that offers one-stop shopping for physical therapy and PT

-1
2 years ago

A startup that provides people with a list of top wedding photographers in their area

-1
2 years ago

A startup that creates a service for helping people with their resume The startup helps people get their resume on the top of the pile instead of the bottom

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to connect travelers with locals The idea is to enable people to go on trips and connect with locals who can show them the top things to do in a given city

-1
2 years ago

Idea: Trim is a fintech company that wants to become a one-stop shop for credit cards The company’s pitch is that it’ll use machine learning to notch up credit card rewards for users and help them manage their spending

-1
2 years ago

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

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that wants to bring the same kind of advertising tools that have become standard for desktop to mobile, and allow marketers to bid and test ads in real time

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that provides a way to build a business on top of the software that powers the Zendesk platform.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A solution for managing a company’s video streaming infrastructure. The first product is a video player that allows companies to put videos on their website and have them work on desktops and mobile devices.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A platform for plastic surgeons and other medical professionals to build apps on top of, that make the process of ordering products and scheduling appointments easier for doctors and patients.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that’s building a credit card for people with low credit scores, currently working with a data provider to build on top of their database of people who could qualify for the card. The company is looking to build a suite of financial products and services for the people who can’t access them.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A desktop software platform that helps companies design and build enterprise apps. The startup’s first customer is a large construction company, and it’s currently building a SaaS product that helps developers quickly build enterprise apps.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup for individuals to manage their money, which is built on top of a bank account

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup to help people stop smoking cigarettes by using a device called PACT, which is a patch that helps people stop smoking by delivering a drug through the skin.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a toolset to help merchants understand how to stop fraud in ecommerce, using a combination of machine learning and human analysis.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A company that makes travel backpacks that have a pocket specifically for storing your laptop

-1
2 years ago

xtop is a mobile platform that’s helping companies serve up ads to employees. It provides a login for employees and companies, a mobile-first browser, and a tool for managing ads.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A cloud system for businesses to collect and store data, with a machine-learning layer on top to help them analyze it.

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