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1 month ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to create their own customized videos. Video is a huge part of many companies' marketing efforts, but traditional tools are often too clunky for the task.

201
1 year ago

A platform for remote workers, offering all the perks of a traditional office, including lounge space and good coffee, and many more.

133
2 years ago

Idea: a marketplace for insurance tailored for people that have been denied coverage by traditional companies

132
1 year ago

 A startup that uses a “virtual bank” to allow companies to get capital without having to go through a traditional bank. It is looking to extend its service to the UK, Europe and Asia.

126
1 year ago

A credit card for the underbanked. It eschews traditional bank systems and instead relies on direct deposit.

125
1 year ago

A platform that brings the benefits of crowdfunding to the traditional credit card industry.

124
1 year ago

A company that helps brands create and distribute in-store marketing content across traditional and social media, allowing for a more efficient way to reach customers.

121
1 year ago

Builds an alternative to the traditional car buying process.

120
1 year ago

 A company that integrates traditional and social media advertising, for smaller brands looking to do more with less.

115
1 year ago

A startup for men’s fashion and accessories, focused on developing “the next generation of traditional men’s brands”.

115
1 year ago

A company that helps consumers create a financial plan and then makes it easier for them to execute that plan, with the goal of helping people who don’t have access to traditional financial planning.

114
1 year ago

A Chinese-focused ecommerce platform that was built on the idea that China's economy is less of a free market and more of a controlled economic system. The company is working on a solution to let individuals buy goods without a bank account and without a traditional credit card.

113
1 year ago

A replacement for traditional backpacks that allows people to carry their belongings along with them when they move.

113
1 year ago

A company aiming to expand the college degree market by making an alternative to the traditional college experience.

110
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find and hire people for jobs that are not traditional office jobs, like bartending, dog-walking, or light house-keeping.

109
1 year ago

A startup for short-term rentals. The startup helps vacation homeowners skip the traditional agency process and run their own rentals on their own terms.

108
1 year ago

A platform for businesses to use and manage their international trade finance more easily, helping them avoid the costs and delays of traditional financing.

106
1 year ago

The startup says it’s a better version of the traditional “pay-once-and-get-everything” package that’s popular with consumers, which works well for a lot of products but can be hard for more high-tech products.

106
1 year ago

A company that creates high-end perfume and other luxury goods for the Chinese market. The company offers traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese medicine-infused products.

105
1 year ago

A solution that allows small businesses to build and manage their own virtual teams. The startup aims to help companies build virtual teams that are more efficient and cost effective than traditional team management.

104
1 year ago

 This startup wants to replace the traditional broker model with a commission-free, network-based system that brings together buyers and sellers. The startup says it already has several dozen clients.

103
1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses get a loan at a traditional bank, at a lower rate.

102
1 year ago

A tool to make choosing a car insurance a little easier. Instead of filling out forms, traditional agents have a choice to make a few basic questions.

102
1 year ago

This is a “shortcut” to provide the same results as a traditional HR process, by using phone interviews, instant messaging, and video interview feedback to automate the hiring process.

101
1 year ago

A startup that helps you pay for things with credit cards for merchants who may not have the traditional infrastructure.

100
1 year ago

The startup is building a service that replaces the traditional sales funnel with a series of interactions that make the process more intuitive for customers. The company’s platform is meant to help small businesses “tap into the power of the digital,” with a product that helps businesses pitch, pitch, pitch, and finally close.

99
2 years ago

A startup that aims to make online payments seamless for millennials and other young people who are not interested in traditional banking It is now part of PayPal

98
1 year ago

Business cards for people who are too busy for a traditional design

98
1 year ago

The startup replaces the traditional “explainer video” with “explainer video docs” in which the video is just a version of the product itself.

98
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies replace traditional human customer service with a chat bot. The startup has been in beta since February.

97
1 year ago

A startup that helps users connect and collaborate on documents, without the overhead of a traditional email list.

97
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies find new talent. It helps scale traditional recruiting with its chatbot.

96
1 year ago

A software platform that allows people to buy and sell shares in companies for free or with as little as $5. The company is looking to compete with both traditional brokerages and stock exchanges like NASDAQ and the NYSE.

96
1 year ago

The startup, based in the Netherlands, has built a device that turns any Android smartphone into a camera. It promises to ease the process of sharing photos, while also allowing users to take photos that are harder to take with a traditional camera.

94
2 years ago

The startup is building an alternative to the traditional paycheck. The company gets paid by employers, and in turn, pays employees in cryptocurrency.

93
1 year ago

A new way to create personalized cards, with a variety of materials printed on the front. It’s a way to create business cards that are more meaningful than traditional business cards.

93
1 year ago

The startup is working on a new type of mobile banking that’s mobile-first, and designed to provide easy access to traditional banking services like check deposits, bill pay, and direct deposit.

93
1 year ago

A startup that helps users find the closest public school or charter school that’s right for their family. It’s meant to bridge the gap between traditional public schools and new alternative school systems like charters.

93
1 year ago

People are still not taking advantage of the benefits of peer to peer lending in the US, so Peervest is trying to change that through a marketplace that compares the best rates at peer to peer lenders in the US to traditional bank rates.

92
1 year ago

The startup is trying to bring the benefits of a traditional shared workspace to remote workers. The startup is building a system that allows users to take part in many different workspaces, and then get the space where they work.

89
1 year ago

A digital-first finance company with a trading platform that lets investors share portfolios across accounts and invest using multiple currencies. The startup wants to compete with traditional brokerages by using a similar toolset.

89
1 year ago

This is a company that helps companies connect with their customers to better understand their needs and market to them. Clues is looking to provide companies with a new way to engage with customers that goes beyond traditional marketing. It’s a platform that allows companies to create a “Stitchable”, a custom product and experience that is all about a customer.

89
1 year ago

This cloud-based platform for payments brings together payments processors, banks, and merchants to offer a service that is cheaper and faster for consumers than traditional methods.

87
1 year ago

A hybrid life insurance company that combines traditional life insurance with a private-sector investment arm.

87
1 year ago

A new way to make small investments in companies via a traditional stock exchange, where a fund manager buys shares in a private company and sells them to public investors. A good example of a startup that is trying to bring the benefits of high-frequency trading to a more traditional model.

87
1 year ago

This startup is building a credit scoring system that combines traditional FICO scores with an algorithm it’s using to predict the likelihood that a person will default on a credit card.

84
1 year ago

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

83
11 months ago

A tool for replacing the IT helpdesk, which has traditionally been a painful process for end users.

82
1 year ago

Zach wants to help people who don't want to use a traditional bank — they don't want to install an app, or they want to use a specific app for different financial needs. Zach is a mobile application that lets you do this, with a free service called Zach Wallet.

81
1 year ago

A microservices-based API which helps developers build applications which benefit from faster and more efficient data processing, often beyond traditional limits of the cloud.

78
1 year ago

“A low-cost, durable, and scalable solution for the enterprise that replaces the expense of traditional PDAs and cellphones.”

77
1 year ago

 A business that aims to help small-time beer makers have a better shot at getting a traditional distributor, by building a network of distributors and collectors who can help local brewers sell and promote their beers.

77
1 year ago

A startup that provides a point of sale (POS) system for retailers, allowing them to manage inventory and run their store without a lot of the overhead of a traditional store.

77
1 year ago

A company that says it is building an “ideal testing environment”, something that could replace the traditional lab environment.

76
1 year ago

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

76
1 year ago

A self-service multi-channel marketing platform that works across social, email, and traditional channels.

76
1 year ago

A startup that wants to replace the traditional annual tax prep software with one that can be used to help employees and independent contractors file their taxes with ease.

73
1 year ago

A startup for freelance writers, editors, and translators. The startup is in its pre-launch phase, but has already sold $3,000 worth of services. It’s not a traditional marketplace, instead relying on a closed community of writers and translators who are all working on the same project.

73
1 year ago

An AI-based platform for marketers to create and distribute large-scale email campaigns at scale. The startup wants to help marketers copy and paste some of the work they do in traditional email marketing to email marketing automation.

73
1 year ago

Flex is a tool for managing heavy tasks, like data-entry or proofreading. It gets rid of the “middle management” of the traditional task-management tool.

72
1 year ago

The company behind the traditional online ticketing service is building a mobile ticketing app for the youth in India.

71
1 year ago

A credit card for young people, targeted at millennials for whom traditional credit cards don’t suit their habits. The company has a physical card with a magnetic stripe that customers put on one side of their phones to pay their bills.

71
10 months ago

A digital banking app for the unbanked in Latin America. The startup is building the “first true digital bank for the unbanked”, working on integrations with traditional credit unions and banks.

70
1 year ago

A code library that makes it easier to build React Native apps, as opposed to the traditional NativeScript process that requires developers to learn a new framework.

69
1 year ago

A process control startup that enables companies to monitor and control processes that don’t have sensors. It’s a more accurate way of gauging process performance than the traditional approach of sending a technician to the site.

69
1 year ago

BridgeCoin is a cryptocurrency-based lending platform that is “an alternative to the traditional banking system.”

69
4 months ago

A digital payments platform for the emerging markets. The startup wants to help companies who don’t have access to traditional banking services in developing countries.

69
1 year ago

The company’s pitch is that it is building a digital platform to help entrepreneurs raise capital at a much lower cost than traditional venture capital.

67
1 year ago

A health care company that aims to make it easy for patients to access, at a fraction of the cost of traditional health insurance, the full range of doctor and hospital services.

67
1 year ago

A “non-traditional” startup that focuses on the aftermarket. It focuses on a market that’s typically difficult to reach because of the need for a deeper understanding of a customer’s business and needs.

66
1 year ago

A gamification startup that wants to take the traditional business school process of teaching sales techniques and make it more gamelike.

64
4 months ago

A machine learning startup that wants to replace the traditional systems of risk management and compliance that are used to protect companies from problems with their supply chains.

64
1 year ago

Taking a more “on-demand” approach to healthcare than traditional apps, with a goal of reducing cost and improving outcomes

63
1 year ago

The startup is building a “digital” version of the traditional “mystery” game, with a new spin on the game: The game is a multiplayer one where players build their own “mystery” board, where they can use AI to give clues to each other.

63
1 year ago

A company developing a wireless, easy-to-install smart lock for houses. The product is designed to work with both traditional deadbolts and smart locks.

62
1 year ago

 A global P2P insurance marketplace that aims to disrupt the traditional insurance market. Founded in July, the startup is currently in beta.

61
1 year ago

A company that makes an app for ride sharing that gives riders pay-per-mile pricing instead of the traditional per-mile pricing.

61
1 year ago

A B2B specialist that connects global buyers with local manufacturers. The company is building a supply chain management platform for businesses that is meant to be faster and cheaper than traditional methods.

60
1 year ago

Building a mortgage application and loan application that takes traditional paperwork out of the equation and runs it through an AI engine.

60
1 year ago

 A company that helps providers manage their own dental, vision, and life insurance needs. It doesn’t offer a traditional insurance product, yet covers 100% of a doctor’s out of pocket costs if they’re hospitalized.

60
1 year ago

An online marketplace for customized makers’ goods. It’s also a marketplace for more traditional products, like fuel.

58
5 months ago

A startup that lets you pay your bills with cryptocurrency (traditionally a pain to pull off).

58
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create a new way of managing content that’s more dynamic and flexible than traditional CMSs.

57
11 months ago

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

57
10 months ago

A company that helps companies change the way they do marketing, replacing traditional ads with more focused content.

57
1 year ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for independent contractors to build and manage their own online profiles, bringing a more personal, social and trusted experience to a traditionally impersonal service.

56
1 year ago

A subscription-based service for managing and sharing your money. The company is building a service for people who want a personalized, financial dashboard, but don’t want to pay the hefty $200 per month that a traditional financial advisor charges.

54
1 year ago

A system that helps people make and share lists, with the goal of creating more shared lists than the traditional email/Google Docs/etc. style of list-making.

53
8 months ago

Startup that wants to disrupt the traditional, outdated, and inefficient process for hiring workers for manufacturing. It allows manufacturers to hire workers from a pool of applicants, and set terms and conditions.

52
8 months ago

A provider of video and live streaming services for the enterprise, aiming to be a low-cost alternative to traditional video production.

51
1 year ago

A credit card for people who don’t want a traditional card. The startup gets merchants to opt-in to their service, and since they don’t have a traditional credit history, they don’t have to pay as high interest rates.

50
6 months ago

China’s internet giants are increasingly dominating the global digital advertising market. A recent report from Digiday says: “Chinese social media and news platforms have commanded the lion’s share of ad revenue as global digital ad spend in the country has grown at a staggering compound annual growth rate of around 40% over the last five years.” How are these companies making money They’re using the vast audience of consumers on social media for traditional advertising.

48
1 year ago

Reviewing B2B contracts is often a long and expensive process. With a cloud-based solution, companies can employ an army of contract reviewers at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

47
6 months ago

A system for buying and selling tickets for events that don’t take place on a traditional schedule, such as concerts, theatre performances, and sports.

47
3 months ago

This startup wants to be the “Uber of co-working spaces”, using a model that blends coworking spaces with traditional offices. The company offers a furniture-less workspace with a dedicated desk and lockable storage, designed to help companies get the most value out of their new space.

47
1 year ago

Y Combinator is not a startup accelerator in the traditional sense, as it does not provide capital, mentorship, or other startup-specific services. Instead, Y Combinator provides seed funding and office space for startups that have already been bootstrapped for over a year and a half. Y Combinator has five cohorts a year, each of which lasts for 14 weeks. Participants are required to pay for their own flights and housing, which are taken care of by Y Combinator.

46
1 year ago

A new way to train employees without the usual expense of traditional employees. The company says they’re working with many large universities on a new way to train employees in areas like documentation, procurement, and project management without the need for a full-time employee.

46
11 months ago

A digital marketing platform for retailers, combining traditional offline marketing with digital tools.

45
5 months ago

An “Uber for dog walking”, which the founders say is “like the Uber of dog walking”. The company is planning to bridge the gap between the gig economy and the traditional dog-walking industry.

45
4 months ago

A startup that’s helping small businesses work out of their homes, with the goal of making it more easy for small businesses to work remotely, with lower start-up costs and lower overhead than a traditional office space.

42
11 months ago

A new way to get medical information on the web. Rather than just being a summary of what doctors have already said, this new tool combines the best of what the web has to offer with the benefits of traditional medical journals.

41
4 months ago

Low-cost, low-overhead video conferencing, made possible by software that sends the video through the internet rather than over a traditional phone line, is a key factor in bringing remote workers to a company. This startup is building software for companies to use to host audio and video calls.

41
3 months ago

A startup that helps traditional Indian wedding traditions be modernized.

41
11 months ago

A platform that aims to replace the traditional credit card with a prepaid card that allows you to load funds to it at stores, without having to register it.

40
1 year ago

A tool for people in need of homeownership financing with access to traditional lenders.

39
1 year ago

A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

38
1 year ago

A ticketing and event ticketing software company. The startup wants to build a platform for events to sell tickets online, as well as a way to sell tickets at non-traditional venues like bars and gyms.

38
9 months ago

A platform to help colleges teach students how to code. The startup will teach students how to code using the Drag & Drop interface, which is more intuitive compared to using more traditional programming languages.

38
7 months ago

A sort of storefront for people selling their used items, with a focus on selling “non-traditional” goods, like vintage clothing or vinyl records.

38
6 months ago

A platform that helps organizations measure their success in more than just the traditional metrics like financials, net promoter score, market share and more. The startup is pitching their platform as a way to measure what they do in real-time, capturing the human side of their operations.

38
17 days ago

Seeking to bring alternative dispute resolution to the legal industry, the startup helps companies to hire arbitrators and mediators in a way that they say is faster, cheaper, and more transparent than traditional law firms.

38
1 year ago

The startup has developed a way to bring the flexibility, speed, and cost-efficiency of digital printing to the printing industry. The company is building a digital printing platform for professional print jobs, with the goal of replacing traditional printing services. They’re currently in the YC Winter 2019 batch.

37
1 year ago

This app allows you to rent a car from other drivers in your area, without having to do business with traditional car rental companies. The app operates on a peer-to-peer business model.

37
10 months ago

A company that makes a tool to help companies get their payroll done faster. The platform is based on the idea of a traditional monthly payroll cycle, but instead of hiring a payroll company to handle things, companies can outsource it to a company like Payroll Master, which runs the payroll for them for a monthly fee.

37
9 months ago

A way to make it easier to sell and buy traditional furniture, and also to encourage the creation of new products and accessories to go with those traditional pieces.

37
5 months ago

This is a startup that wants to help corporations replace traditional HR software with a single platform that can handle recruitment, onboarding and retention.

37
1 year ago

A company that helps people get on the path to financial independence by saving money, cutting costs, and investing. It plans to disrupt the current financial planning industry by offering services at a fraction of the cost of traditional financial planning.

35
11 months ago

This startup offers an alternative to the traditional lockbox for data centers. It’s a tamper-resistant container that can be set to be unlocked by a single person, making it easier to ensure that data is secure.

35
6 months ago

This startup is exploring a new way to send money to friends and family. Instead of using traditional bank transfer, they’re using a virtual currency they call Ven. It’s made of a built-in electronic payment system that’s easy to use, and they say they can send Ven without fees.

35
4 months ago

A company that uses machine learning to discover and prevent fraudulent users from taking advantage of traditional banking systems.

35
11 months ago

A tool for designers to create interactive visualizations in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional software.

34
11 months ago

A platform for the “unbanked” in developing economies, this startup is building software to allow people to get loans and make payments without using traditional banks.

34
11 months ago

A company that wants to help investors diversify their portfolios with non-traditional investments.

33
3 months ago

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

33
9 months ago

This startup looks to build a more flexible, less expensive alternative to traditional DNS (domain name server) services (think Cloudflare.)

32
6 months ago

A company that allows companies to hire a virtual office space for a fraction of the cost of traditional office space.

32
9 months ago

A SaaS that helps companies with hiring and onboarding, namely with moving from a traditional hiring process that relies on paper forms to an online process that works better.

31
8 months ago

Providing a platform for W2 workers to get paid for their work outside of the traditional office environment.

31
7 months ago

This startup is building a platform to help renters manage their finances and manage their utilities. The company’s founders say they want to build a tool that’s cheaper and faster than a traditional bank account and are seeking seed funding.

31
18 days ago

A startup that helps investors raise money. It’s an alternative to traditional seed funding networks.

30
2 years ago

Idea: Online education platform for traditional Indian crafts and art

29
6 months ago

A startup that's offering an alternative to a traditional 401(k) plan. It’s a “savings account for a millennial” that lets people take out cash for specific purposes.

29
8 months ago

 Handscomb is building a “location-aware” dog collar that lets pet owners know when they leave their dog alone. The startup’s founders say the collar is more humane than a traditional shock collar, letting owners know when their dogs are alone.

28
9 months ago

A startup that wants to help people make the transition from a traditional job to a freelance career.

27
7 months ago

This startup wants to make it easier for companies to handle and manage their supply chain with a more efficient, easier to use system than traditional ERP.

27
4 months ago

A traditional pharmacy and health clinic that sells prescriptions and medical services online, but also provides telemedicine services. It’s aimed at people who want to shop and get care at the same place.

27
9 months ago

A machine learning-based system that can predict the viability of a potential investment in minutes, rather than the weeks it takes traditional gatekeepers.

26
6 months ago

A tool to help companies bring their products to market faster. The startup’s founders believe that the traditional development process of building a product from scratch can often be too long and slow.

26
10 months ago

Micro-loans for the unbanked, with a minimum term of 9 months, a maximum term of 20 years, and a minimum interest rate of 2%. The goal is to offer a lifeline for the unbanked, who often have a hard time obtaining a traditional bank account.

25
4 months ago

A company that builds a platform to connect investors and startups, allowing a startup to use the company’s investor relations platform to raise capital without the startup having to be in the traditional VC ecosystem. The company has made a $1.5 million seed round.

25
3 months ago

A startup that wants to build a platform for higher education students to find jobs. It’s a new platform for students, businesses and recruiters, and it’s cheaper and less time-consuming than traditional job boards.

25
8 months ago

This startup wants to replace the fees charged by traditional banks by building a platform that allows people to store money in a secure, open, and transparent manner

24
8 months ago

A “payroll for the sharing economy” where companies can hire independent contractors with a more flexible relationship with customers and company. The company claims it’s cheaper, faster, and easier than traditional payroll systems.

23
7 months ago

A platform for selling products online and on the go, including users who can’t access traditional ecommerce platforms.

23
7 months ago

A global fintech company that provides a way for emerging markets to get loans from traditional banks. The startup has pulled in big names including Bill Clinton, who has joined its advisory board.

23
6 months ago

This startup aims to bring access to credit to the estimated 2 billion people without it. In countries that have traditionally had difficulty accessing credit, the startup has been able to build a credit scoring model, and is now looking to bring that model to places with more need.

23
5 months ago

Whether it’s a home loan or a new business, if you need financing, you look for a lender who won’t make you sweat about late payments and other problems. Greenlight is a new startup that wants to be the go-to-lender for all types of loans, offering better terms and lower fees than traditional lenders.

23
4 months ago

An “organization of organizations” that claims to offer an alternative to traditional venture capital, with a focus on helping founders bring their products to market.

23
3 months ago

A platform that helps small businesses hire and manage service professionals (such as painters or electricians) at a fraction of the cost of traditional contractors. The company plans to take on the $3 billion market of service professionals.

23
1 month ago

A social network for people looking to become part of the “gig economy” or work on projects without the full-time commitment of traditional jobs.

23
1 month ago

This startup is building a platform to help small businesses acquire clients in a way that’s more like a traditional marketing channel. The program is aimed at brick-and-mortar retailers and service providers, who can sign up for the Payroll database and use the platform to find and qualify new clients.

23
4 months ago

A startup that’s building a toolkit for companies to book meetings that are more efficient than the traditional in-person meeting.

22
3 months ago

This startup is building a social network for millennials, but it’s not a clone of Snapchat, it’s a more traditional social network.

22
2 months ago

Hollywood has become a playground for startups. In addition to the traditional funding from venture capital, there are millions of dollars coming from the likes of Peter Thiel and Andreessen Horowitz. There are also a host of celebrities, like Ashton Kutcher and Mark Zuckerberg, who are teaming up with startups.

22
1 month ago

In the next several years, traditional brick and mortar stores might start to be replaced by online shops, like Zara and H&M. But instead of going to an actual store and waiting in line, online shoppers can order and pick up products from home in mere minutes. Joy is building a way for online stores to connect with customers and handle inventory for them, giving shoppers with no employees the experience of shopping in person.

22
13 days ago

A company that wants to provide the capital that is missing from the lending industry — a more traditional intermediary. The startup takes a better interest rate on deposits, with individual investments capped at $50,000.

22
8 days ago

 A startup that wants to build a logistics platform that can handle both traditional and digital delivery

22
2 months ago

A platform that helps users buy and sell rental properties on a peer-to-peer basis. It’s an alternative to traditional real estate listings sites where users browse and search for rentals through a portal.

21
26 days ago

A company that helps you get a loan, even if you’re a first-time client to a traditional lending institution.

21
12 days ago

People say they want better access to healthcare but don’t want to use traditional hospitals. This startup is building a network of community health centers that don’t require insurance.

21
1 month ago

A “social” or “dynamic” sales and marketing platform for small business owners. The startup offers an online platform for users to create customized sales and marketing campaigns. The platform then connects them with their target audience, encouraging the user to talk about their products and services, which the startup claims is more effective than most traditional marketing platforms.

20
1 month ago

A software company that wants to help companies generate custom-made marketing collateral for a fraction of the cost of traditional media.

20
7 months ago

A tool for using big data to predict where a product will sell best, rather than applying traditional marketing/sales data.

18
2 months ago

A platform for consumers to become investment managers. It aims to bring traditional investments to the masses, with a focus on financial planning for millennials.

18
10 months 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.

17
8 months ago

This startup is building a simple service for sending and receiving payments that are cheaper and faster than the traditional option. The startup is focused on being a cheaper and faster alternative for peer-to-peer payments in developing markets.

17
6 months ago

A company that helps bank customers transfer money to friends and family in Mexico, paying them in pesos at about a 1% fee, as opposed to the 3% fee for a traditional money transfer.

17
2 months ago

An alternative to traditional social network sites for content curation, letting users create and share “micro-content” in smaller, more digestible chunks.

17
23 days ago

This startup aims to make it easier for people to buy high-quality, custom-designed and custom-made wedding rings. The company wants to disrupt the traditional diamond industry and take a day-to-day approach to helping couples design their rings.

17
19 days ago

A platform that helps developers build and launch apps using a drag-and-drop interface. The company says the platform is faster, cheaper, and easier to use than traditional coding.

17
6 days ago

A platform for recruiting external developers and designers, with a focus on turning work out quickly without the time and costs of traditional recruiting processes.

17
7 months ago

Hipsters are a big part of the e-commerce scene in India, but the startup wants to bring them into the mainstream, using a combination of data, AI, and traditional retail to help them discover the best of the best products.

16
2 months ago

This is a startup that builds software to help companies and governments manage health care. The company claims that it’s cheaper than traditional health care and prevents a lot of errors.

16
2 months ago

A micro-loan platform for those in the US who don’t qualify for traditional bank loans, who often have trouble getting loans from the bank.

16
1 month ago

A traditional service for finding a sitter for kids, but one that’s a bit more low-cost, cheaper, and more flexible for parents.

16
23 days ago

A media company created by people who’ve been burned by the time, energy, and money they’ve spent on traditional content-management tools. The company is working to build a new type of content management platform for the podcast industry.

16
7 months ago

This company is working on a “P2P” trading platform for the long-tail of penny stocks. What sets it apart from other trading platforms is that it’s built on a distributed ledger rather than a traditional database, meaning that it can respond to market fluctuations in real time.

15
6 months ago

An idea to transform the world’s traditional volunteer work into a more efficient, tech-savvy model.

15
6 months ago

A platform that offers a robo-advisor that works with traditional and digital portfolios, allowing investors to access the same investments through both.

14
2 months ago

A startup that is building a way to mine cryptocurrency without using any electricity. The company says its technology is 10,000 times more efficient than that of a traditional bitcoin miner.

14
5 days ago

An AI-powered tool for social media marketers, allowing them to increase the reach of their posts, and filling in all of the gaps in the traditional social media marketing process.

14
3 months ago

A platform for entrepreneurs to manage their investments. Breeze lets you create investment portfolios and track their performance, and the startup offers tools for letting people manage their investments outside of the traditional brokerage world.

13
2 months ago

A company that provides an alternative to the traditional model of doctor’s visits. The startup wants to take the guesswork out of scheduling appointments and provide a seamless online experience.

13
1 month ago

A game that helps kids learn English. The startup is promoting English learning by playing games with kids, but the game is not a game in the traditional sense. The startup is building a game that uses a gamified approach to help users learn English.

13
4 months ago

A firm that manages the “unbanked” — those without traditional bank accounts.

12
1 month ago

A company that tries to help replace the traditional annual tax return with quarterly tax returns

11
2 months ago

A new type of fuel that is more efficient and cleaner than traditional diesel.

10
18 days ago

Helping U.S. companies manage their risk, similar to how Schwab fills this role for traditional financial services firms.

9
12 hours ago

A startup that’s building an app to help companies recruit people in India. It’s a more effective version of traditional job-posting sites and is primarily focused on getting high-quality candidates to apply.

6
2 years ago

A startup that wants to provide access to early stage equity for founders who don’t have access to the traditional venture capital market

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A peer-to-peer lending marketplace The startup offers an alternative to traditional banks, which the founders say offer high interest rates, but often have hidden fees

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup providing free credit scores to customers, funded by a paywall around their credit report They believe this will generate better engagement than the traditional credit monitoring model, which pays customers to read their credit report

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that provides a better way for companies to manage their sales team’s calendars The startup hopes to replace the traditional calendar with something that is more flexible

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A company that helps brands manage their “influencers”, a new media channel that has emerged alongside more traditional ones like print, TV, and radio. There aren’t many tools for brands to use to manage this new channel, and the team wants to solve that problem.

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup built on the premise that traditional email newsletters are a relic of the past. The startup wants to bring the “chatbot”

-1
2 years ago

Idea: A startup that is building a decentralized version of YouTube. Users of the platform are able to earn money by posting content and advertisers are able to put ads on the content. The startup wants to give people the ability to build up a following without having to go through a traditional platform.

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2 years ago

Idea: A tool to help companies manage their fulfillment operations. A traditional ecommerce company that sells a single product at a time could use it to automate their shipping and posting.

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