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1 year ago

A data science company that helps people better understand their personal data.

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1 month ago

“A tool for better understanding customers”

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1 month ago

A supply chain management tool for small businesses that manages everything from physical inventory to internal supply chains. The service is aimed at businesses with under 100 employees and is currently in private beta.

415
1 year ago

A startup that is building a consumer-facing app that’s essentially a data-driven diary. The startup wants to help people understand what they’re eating, how much they’re exercising, etc.

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1 year ago

An online service for companies that allows them to connect their products to third-party markets. The company’s goal is to allow companies to sell their products in other countries, and also to help them better understand demand.

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11 months ago

A tool for retail managers to understand and mitigate their staff’s stress levels.

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1 year ago

Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

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11 months ago

M-KOPA is a tool allowing developers to create their own specialized hardware. The founders say the company has sold $4M worth of hardware over the last two years, though they’ve only launched on Kickstarter today.

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11 months ago

This startup wants to build a new type of credit card for the underbanked, especially in developing countries. It takes the form of a prepaid card and is available in any currency. Given the lack of banking options in many such countries, the startup sees a lot of potential for growth.

160
11 months ago

The founders of this startup are trying to create a new kind of credit card that can be used across multiple merchants, instead of different cards for different merchants.

152
11 months ago

A startup that helps you learn to code by making you build a simple tool that you eventually turn into a real product. The startup’s co-founder saw a need for the same kind of bootcamps in the area, and created the site to fill it.

151
1 year ago

A startup that provides a service for helping people find a co-founder

141
1 year ago

Idea: A smart wallet that understands how you spend your money

139
11 months ago

A company that uses AI to help people understand their credit score. It’s founded by a former VP of risk at FICO, and has raised $40 million.

139
11 months ago

A startup that provides a gamified platform to help businesses understand and improve products and services to their customers. The startup sees itself as a kind of “Twilio for data”.

137
11 months ago

This startup is building a system to help engineers understand the best ways to program to particular chips.

135
1 year ago

The founders of this startup say they are “building the first truly global, blockchain-based, decentralized and transparent peer-to-peer marketplace for advertising.”

132
1 year ago

This is a startup that makes it easier for people to understand that their health insurance isn’t covering the entirety of their medical expenses.

132
1 year ago

A group of four-hour-old startups that are still around from Demo Day in June. The goal is to help early stage founders get funding and grow their businesses.

131
1 year ago

A digital education platform for low-income students, helping them understand their financial aid eligibility.

126
1 year ago

A credit card for the underbanked.

124
1 year ago

The company is building a platform for people to create and share videos of what they're building. The company's founder says that they've already sold their first video to a client.

123
1 year ago

The founders of a startup that helps veterans and employers identify and hire each other.

122
1 year ago

A company that builds vehicle tracking devices for businesses like car washes to help them better understand their workers’ locations.

121
11 months ago

A visual way to understand what your network of friends and contacts are doing, which the startup says will eventually include things like board games, sports, and other group activities.

120
1 year ago

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

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11 months ago

A startup that builds hardware startups. The founder, Jibran Salfi, built his first hardware startup at age 20, and has since been working at Nest Labs. He was the first employee at Nest Labs, and was part of the team that built the original Nest thermostat.

119
1 year ago

A software company that builds tools for eCommerce businesses to understand their customers better and increase conversion.

118
1 year ago

In the summer of 2016, the Y Combinator Summer School launched a $100,000 scholarship for students who attend the program. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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1 year ago

The startup is building a platform that is able to recognize a set of facial expressions and, in real-time, translate them into emotions. It also translates any other language into emotions. The company promises to keep an eye on emotions in real-time, helping businesses avoid misunderstandings and improve customer service.

117
1 year ago

A tool for working with data in order to understand the real world. For instance, a medical researcher can use it to investigate how much stress the human body can handle, or to understand how people interact with their surroundings.

117
1 year ago

A solution for startup founders to find and hire technical talent.

117
1 year ago

A startup to help you understand your current credit card’s reward programs

117
1 year ago

A tool that helps companies in the green economy get a better understanding of their carbon footprint.

117
1 year ago

A tool for creating tools. The startup’s founders say they’re building a tool that allows users to distribute GitHub tools, like their own GitHub for Excel, by other users.

116
1 year ago

A company focused on corporate software for the cannabis industry. The founders say they’ve already secured $2m in funding.

116
1 year ago

The Startup Genome is a biannual report on the state of entrepreneurship. It is produced by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The report is based on interviews with founders about their businesses, the challenges they face, and their plans for the future. The report is intended to give entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders a comprehensive overview of the startup ecosystem in a particular country, and to help predict trends between countries.

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1 year ago

A startup that builds software for Facebook Ads that helps marketers understand how their ads work and how they perform.

116
1 year ago

Startup that aims to make it easier for retailers to monitor and understand how their products are selling in real time.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a self-learning platform to help teach people the fundamentals of coding. The startup’s founders say that the product they have built is already powering over 20,000 students in 300 schools.

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1 year ago

This is a mobile application that helps entrepreneurs find, vet and manage teams. It was built by Y Combinator’s own team and is a set of tools that help founders navigate the startup ecosystem.

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11 months ago

A payments company that offers a way for small businesses to pay for their own invoices. The founders say they’re aiming to replace “payroll” software.

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1 year ago

A tool that helps small businesses connect with customers. The company’s founders say that the company’s users have saved over $500,000 by using the tool.

113
1 year ago

This startup is building a way to find homes to rent on a per-minute basis for under $1 a minute.

113
1 year ago

A tool to help broadcast companies understand how their content is being consumed. The company is currently seeking $5 million in funding, and is looking for a $2 million seed round.

113
1 year ago

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

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11 months ago

A startup that wants to help banks with payments in Peru. The startup's co-founder says they have more than 1,000 business accounts as of September.

113
1 year ago

A food delivery service that promises to deliver food to your door in under 30 minutes.

112
1 year ago

A chatbot that aims to help people better understand their credit score and make more informed decisions about credit.

112
1 year ago

A tool for distribution of food and groceries to people in need, in the form of a vehicle equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee machine, and that can travel down the street from a central hub. The startup’s founders are veterans of the American military.

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1 year ago

A travel app that claims to be fully integrated with Airbnb. The startup’s founders say they’ve already been in talks with Airbnb about using their platform.

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11 months ago

A company that offers a platform for delivery of medical supplies to remote and underserved communities.

112
1 year ago

Builds a retail website for selling products via Instagram. The startup’s founder says that the website is “the world’s first” to use the social platform to sell physical products online.

111
1 year 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.

111
1 year ago

A health-maintenance company for the elderly, focusing on their social needs. The company’s founder and president, Alejandro Ortiz, said that for many older people, social engagement often goes missing, making it harder for them to stay healthy.

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1 year ago

A fast-food delivery service that can deliver food to you in under 15 minutes. Their model is a bit like Uber Eats, but they’ve automated a lot of the process so you can order online, and the food will be delivered to you.

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1 year ago

Startup founders are being more aggressive in the US, with a few companies in the last year getting VCs to fund them at seed or Series A-level, when they may have previously been too early.

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1 year ago

The startup is building a tool that allows companies to build a website for their services or products without them having to understand how to code.

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1 year ago

Founders: Austin, Elsie. They are building a platform for Facebook data scientists to easily access data in the form of lakes, rivers, and mountain ranges, and make data-based decisions to improve their products.

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1 year ago

A platform for helping students better understand college loans, with an interactive quiz that helps students create a personalized repayment plan.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people in Latin America track their expenses and grow their credit score The company’s founders say that after launching in early august, they’re already working with over 3,000 retail accounts

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1 year ago

A platform where users can create virtual islands for multiplayer gaming. It launched in 2014, with the founders saying that it’s on track to reach $1.5 million in annual revenue.

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1 year ago

A visual analytics tool that helps non-technical people understand what their data means. The startup is backed by Y Combinator.

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1 year ago

A company that works with agencies to improve their digital marketing and optimize ROI by helping clients understand how their digital marketing is performing.

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1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier for hotel guests to use their credit card on property. The company’s founders came up with the idea at a conference where the hotel they were staying at had a similar feature, and thought there was a better way to do it.

107
1 year ago

A tool to create a photo-realistic simulation of an office environment with a 3D avatar. Its founders say it’s the first 3D avatar platform that is both accessible and real-time.

107
1 year ago

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of the web to under-resourced countries, equipping them with internet access.

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1 year ago

A platform to help companies build working group meetings that promote collaboration and shared understanding.

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1 year ago

A startup that works with large finance companies to build a tool to help them understand their customers’ credit scores.

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1 year ago

Chargeback is an online platform that helps users dispute utility bills. It’s a B2B startup catering to utility companies. The founders hope to build a worldwide network of users.

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1 year ago

A startup that aims to make banking better for the underbanked in emerging markets.

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1 year ago

A tool for organizations that want to manage their data. The founders say they’re working with several large companies.

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1 year ago

A platform that aims to bring transparency in the consumer data industry with a set of tools that help customers understand what data is being collected about them

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1 year ago

A marketing tool for crowdfunding platforms that helps founders and project managers track projects and keep track of fundraising progress.

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1 year ago

This startup uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to understand the emotions that are being expressed by voice (like “I’m angry”) and determine if this voice is coming from a human or machine.

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9 months ago

This year’s judges were Jason Ho, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures; Kristi Puller, Founder, and CEO, Techstars; Bill Gaver, General Partner, 500 Startups; and Sanjay Dastoor, Founder, and CEO, InVenture Partners.

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7 months ago

A data science company that uses machine learning to help brands better understand the number of people who’ve seen their ads.

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1 year ago

A startup that provides a service to help people understand the job market in the country they are traveling to

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1 year ago

The startup’s founders say that since launching a year ago, they’ve had over 6,000 paying customers.

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1 year ago

This startup aims to help people identify the underlying cause of their pain and then sell them an app that’ll help them treat it.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps you organize your life and write to-do lists (similar to Wunderlist, but aimed at parents).

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1 year ago

A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

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11 months ago

A natural language processing startup that is building software that helps companies better understand user conversations, especially in chat. The company is launching in the US in 22 countries and is working on a US expansion for early next year.

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1 year ago

A credit card for people who are underbanked. The company offers a line of credit that doesn’t require a credit check, allowing people to put down as little as $1.

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1 year ago

Alluvium is a company that makes artificial intelligence software for image recognition. The founders say it’s better than other tools because it was built from the ground up to work with the way humans think, rather than the way machines work.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a tool to help schools estimate their energy costs. The startup’s founders say they want to make it easier for schools to measure and manage their energy costs, but they also want to make it easier for them to implement energy saving measures.

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1 year ago

A startup for startups looking to grow internationally. It’s a more self-serve approach than other startups, but the founders believe that they can provide the best service for a given price.

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1 year ago

A startup that uses machine learning to identify fraud and money laundering in transactions between banks.

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11 months ago

The founders of an AI-powered dating app want to use their product as a platform for investors to invest in AI startups.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a platform with just under 1,000 clients that allows people to create their own version of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and frozen yogurt – with the added benefit of being vegan.

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1 year ago

This is a financial platform for the “urban poor” that helps track their income, expenses, and savings. It connects people to financial services and also helps them understand how to make savings and investments.

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1 year ago

The founders of this startup are building a device to help you identify the origin of your food. It can be used to eliminate food fraud, and help the world’s poorest populations.

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1 year ago

A startup that aims to help people understand the underlying code of their favorite apps, and how to improve them.

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1 year ago

Giving Demo Day startups advice can only go so far. So Y Combinator does a bit more to help startups. YC has created a forum for startup founders to share information and advice with one another. They also host “Ask-Me-Anything” sessions for founders to talk about their companies.

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1 year ago

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

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11 months ago

A startup that wants to use AI to create a more natural color palette in fashion. The company’s founder says that the color palette industry is “a $20 billion market, and it has been a very low touch market.”

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1 year ago

The startup’s goal is to help scuba divers understand the visibility of their masks, how to optimize their gear, and get the best fit for their face and face shape.

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1 year ago

A platform for micro-transactions for online merchants. The startup wants to eliminate the need for credit cards. The startup has its first pilot under its belt, with $300,000 in monthly revenue.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building an end-to-end GPS-based tracking app to help college students stay safe when they’re out on the town. The founders say that they’re already working with a number of colleges on their app, and that it’s been saving students from dangerous situations.

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1 year ago

A startup to allow people to get a quote for a car lease in under a minute

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1 year ago

A new type of event registration system, which is a hybrid of Google Apps and Eventbrite. The company’s founder says that while it currently is free, it will be a subscription model in the future. The startup was founded in June.

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1 year ago

A company that helps restaurants deliver delivery right to customers’ doorsteps. The founders say they have over 200 restaurants, including Shake Shack, that they’re working with

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1 year ago

The founders say that their product is “the best place to get the news, weather, and video you want.”

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1 year ago

"The world’s first social dating app for underrepresented groups,” which is to say, people of color.

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1 year ago

A company that provides software to help people make money while they sleep. The company has raised $2.6 million from a number of investors, including the founder of Origo.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps companies like Amazon and Google better understand their customers. The startup is taking a deeper look at the data that companies have about customers in order to optimize their products and services.

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1 year ago

The founder of a company that re-skins the Windows operating system has launched a company that wants to make it possible to put Windows 10 on your phone.

100
1 year ago

A do-it-yourself insurance company for self-employed people. The company, which launched a year ago, is using tech to help people underwrite their own risks.

100
1 year ago

A startup that offers a platform for digital nomads to rent out their homes in a peer-to-peer fashion. It’s in the early stages of development, but the founders say it will be “like Airbnb, but also a concierge service and protocol for renting out your home when you’re away”.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A startup that helps caregivers create their own day-to-day schedules for their patients to ensure they’re not over- or under-scheduled.

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1 year ago

Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

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1 year ago

This platform helps tech companies that would like to sell software as a service (SaaS) to clients. The platform allows for businesses to reach their clients directly, and also helps them understand how much money their clients are spending on software.

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1 year ago

The annual list is compiled by a group of judges, including founders and investors such as Paul Graham, Michael Arrington, Fred Wilson, and others.

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1 year ago

A venture for helping people find and book cheap flights on both domestic and international flights. The startup is a spin-off of co-founder and CEO Zachary Mider’s previous startup, which is also focused on domestic flights.

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1 year ago

An AI-based system that helps companies better understand new hires by collecting data on their personality traits.

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1 year ago

The co-founders of the company Seers are trying to undo the stigma of the “office dog”. They had their first pup, Mitzi, on the playground of Spotify's offices, and the company asked them to bring her to work. Now, she’s a dog who visits office visits from time to time to make sure that everyone is having a good time.

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1 year ago

A B2B company specializing in helping companies understand and manage the risks of their sales and operations.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

A company that helps people understand how their salary compares to others in their industry.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps people understand and track their employee performance

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1 year ago

A startup that helps small businesses understand how to use social media to help them reach new customers

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1 year ago

An artificial intelligence-powered system that lets businesses see how their employees are performing. The underlying AI platform is able to understand the inner-workings of a company. The company recently closed a $4 million Series A funding.

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1 year ago

An AI-based platform for helping companies measure and understand the impact of their employees’ spending and behavior.

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1 year ago

Business software for the home that allows homeowners to manage their utilities. The company’s founders say they’re targeting the $80 billion home and building automation space.

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1 year ago

An accountant tool that helps companies understand their expenses and track when they should be paid.

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1 year ago

A company that provides a toolkit for self-storage facilities to manage their inventory. The startup was developed by former YC founders.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

A product that helps customers compare different financial products to understand which is best for them.

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1 year ago

A company that wants to build a way to understand the meaning of phone calls (through audio) and help courts make educated decisions on them.

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1 year ago

A platform that helps companies organize their email, Slack, and other messaging systems. The startup’s founders say it can save companies 5% to 30% on their monthly email costs, and that it’s used by companies like MercadoLibre, Zappos, and Expedia.

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1 year ago

This startup is building a student loan calculator for borrowers, to help them understand how much they will need to borrow in order to fund their degree.

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11 months ago

This SaaS company helps doctors and patients collaborate on medical records. The founders are also building a medical device to connect a patient’s vital signs to medical professionals.

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1 year ago

This startup is building an enterprise-level analytics platform within an insurance company. The software helps insurance companies better understand claims and assess risk.

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1 year ago

Cofounder Alex Zabludowicz co-founded this fintech company with his brother, Alex. It wants to make payments faster, cheaper, and more secure, with a focus on the developing world.

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1 year ago

A digital platform that provides what its founders call a “dynamic ‘recipe’—a step-by-step process that guides users through every step of the creative process from start to finish.”

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1 year ago

A tool for procurement managers that helps them understand their spend and reduce costs.

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1 year ago

A mobile app that helps people make better decisions about their health. The startup’s founder says they are on track for $1 million in revenue in 2019.

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1 year ago

A “fintech for the legal industry”. It wants to make legal contracts easier to understand and fill out, so they don’t need lawyers to review them.

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1 year ago

From the founders of digital agency All Day I Dream About Food, a platform aimed at helping restaurants and chefs improve food quality and service.

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1 year ago

A system of devices that can detect if an employee is over-committing or under-committing to projects, and adjust a person’s work schedule accordingly.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building an online platform for people who want to build and sell their own custom iPhone cases. The startup’s founders say that about 1% of the cases sold in the US are custom-made, and a handful of startups have tried to build their own platform for selling such cases, without much success.

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1 year ago

A company that builds products that help people understand their finances and save money. It saves customers money in the form of lower interest rates and lower cost of credit, and it pays interest on all savings in a person’s bank account.

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1 year ago

This startup is working on a platform that helps app developers understand how users click, swipe, click, and tap on their apps.

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1 year ago

A platform that integrates with healthcare providers to find communities and provide feedback on their needs. Its goal is to bring community health and quality of life to this underserved population.

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1 year ago

A platform that enables people to interact with their favorite brands through video. The startup’s founders say they have 40,000+ customers for the product.

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11 months ago

A logistics platform for food-delivery services. The startup’s founders are now working with a number of food and beverage companies in the Bay Area, including Temescal Brewing.

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11 months ago

A startup that helps companies like Adidas and Under Armour connect with their customers by building out personalized shopping experiences.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps people find the best deal on a car insurance policy. The founders say they’ve already signed up 20,000 users and have been accepted to Y Combinator.

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1 year ago

Tech that helps build companies in the US that are startups in other countries. The startup’s founders say that over $500 million is being raised in new funds in the US, but only $10 million is being raised in these other countries.

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1 year ago

A bank account that the founders say is “like a personal investment account with 100x the transparency of other accounts and no fees.” The account is meant to be a savings account for small businesses or freelancers.

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1 year ago

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

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11 months ago

A company that helps people live longer, healthier lives by providing health tech to doctors. The startup’s founders say they’ve already raised $7.5 million, with plans to launch in early 2018.

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11 months ago

A startup that helps companies get a better understanding of their customers by using read receipts, call recording, and pop-up notifications to get real-time feedback.

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10 months ago

An SaaS data platform meant to help companies understand what types of influencers they should be advertising to and which ads are effective.

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1 year ago

An adtech startup that provides a way for publishers to target users based on their browsing history, to help them understand their behavior and improve their ad content.

93
1 year ago

A venture capital firm that invests only in female founders, focusing on early-stage companies that focus on women’s health.

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1 year ago

A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

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1 year ago

An algorithmic startup that is a marketplace for job board ads, allowing companies to target their job search to a specific demographic. The company’s founders say they’ve raised $1.6 million in a round led by Greycroft Partners.

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1 year ago

Online brokerage which helps consumers better understand their investment products and gives them access to a licensed broker.

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1 year ago

The Startup Grind podcast is a weekly podcast about entrepreneurship, hosted by founders of SBJ’s own portfolio companies.

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1 year ago

A company that helps companies book tours and events at museums and galleries. The startup’s founders previously worked at the Louvre, and want to help them grow their business in the UK, US, and Canada.

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1 year ago

This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

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1 year ago

The startup is building a toolset to help people in the UK understand their personal finances and see how they stack up against the national average.

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1 year ago

A tool that helps the deaf and hard-of-hearing understand the information they’re hearing.

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1 year ago

Allows teachers to create lesson plans for their students, and customize them to their unique needs. The founders are hoping to recruit teachers to be the company’s first customers.

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1 year ago

is a new startup that wants to help HR departments keep track of employee performance. The company has raised $7 million in Series A funding from investors like Accel, Founders Co-op, The Battery Ventures, and others.

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1 year ago

A company that helps software engineers gather data from the Internet of Things and bring it in a common format, allowing them to better understand what their end-users are doing.

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1 year 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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1 year ago

This company wants to teach people how to be a good entrepreneur. The company’s founder is Anand Rajaraman, who ran a business development and strategy practice at Amazon and Google for more than a decade.

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1 year ago

A company that is building a tool that allows consumers to make use of the data from their fitness tracker to better understand what they’re eating and how they’re exercising. The company is working with fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone, and has also been working with the makers of the Nike+ FuelBand.

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1 year ago

A firm that helps B2B companies understand their data. They’re also in the process of building a tool for companies to create a B2B team.

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1 year ago

In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

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11 months ago

A startup that helps people track the money they’re spending online, including all their subscriptions and subscriptions to services like Netflix. The startup’s co-founder said it’s been profitable in the past year.

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1 year ago

A customer support and engagement platform for businesses aimed at the Millennial generation. The startup is focused on helping companies improve customer support and engagement, but its founders say it can be used across the board.

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1 year ago

A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

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1 year ago

Another company built by former Quid co-founders, this one is building a suite of tools to make it easier for women to own businesses in emerging markets.

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1 year ago

A tool that helps you find the best interest rates for your credit card. The startup says they have more than 1,000 users and are growing by 100 users a month. The founders say they’ve raised $1.3 million in funding from angel investors.

91
1 year ago

A mobile app that connects people looking to buy a new home with a realtor who can help them get an offer in writing. The founders say they’re already working with over 100 companies in real estate, including Robinsons Homes and Landmark.

91
1 year ago

A tool to help people understand their finances, in the form of an app that takes a person’s income and expenses and tells them how much to spend each month. The startup is also building a tool to help people understand their credit scores, and is working with several credit scoring agencies.

90
1 year ago

A startup that helps people understand their finances by helping them compare their spending to income, spending history, and trends. The startup wants to make people more aware of their personal finances.

90
1 year ago

A software company that aims to help employers and HR departments manage the cost of employee benefits. It aims to make it easier for employers to understand what they’re paying and how to improve it. They’re currently in talks with banks to offer a new product.

90
1 year ago

A tool for understanding the human impact of a new product

90
1 year ago

What’s a startup to do when they’ve secured $500,000 in funding and they don’t know what to build Unity is a tool that helps founders go from idea to prototype to product, all in a matter of weeks.

90
11 months ago

A tool for teachers to visualize and understand the student body

90
1 year ago

A startup that helps people understand their credit score and how to use it to their advantage

89
1 year ago

A system that helps people connect the dots between their physical and digital lives, that helps them understand the world around them. People can use the app to find out if someone has talked about them on social media, see if they’ve visited a particular location, and snap a photo of an item they want to buy and see if they can find it elsewhere.

89
1 year ago

A company that aims to build a web-based, third-party curator for Amazon. The startup’s founder says that by offering a third-party curator of Amazon, a company can take advantage of the huge inventory of products that Amazon offers and cut out the middleman.

89
1 year ago

The company’s founders say they plan to push a “geo-federated” app to help people spend time virtually in a place they’ve never been.

89
1 year ago

A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

89
1 year ago

To better understand the needs of its users, a startup is gathering data from people who buy and use its products.

89
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform that aims to help entrepreneurs pitch their projects on a more intimate level. It’s a tool to help founders speak directly to the crowd without the need for a large team of people. It’s currently in private beta.

89
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make open-source software for 3D printers. The founders are tech veterans who have built digital fabrication tools before.

89
1 year ago

A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

89
1 year ago

A secure, automated email-based system for handling sensitive transactions. They’ve built a tool that uses the public keys of people’s email accounts to take payments and even file taxes. The founders tell us they have $6 million in funding from participants in Y Combinator and have received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from YC.

88
1 year ago

A B2B service for the financial industry that helps banks identify potential customers and understand their spending habits.

88
1 year ago

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

88
1 year ago

A search engine for things that have been read. The company’s co-founder was a former search engine developer who was frustrated with the state of the industry.

88
1 year ago

A platform for photography that lets users sell photos against their copyright. The startup’s co-founder, Jake Sion, says it started as an homage to the Instagram addiction many have to sharing their photos.

87
1 year ago

A startup that offers a service to organize a team of employees. The startup’s team members are former YC founders, and they say they have over 1,000 customers.

87
1 year ago

A platform that enables fans to interact with players and teams to better understand their interests. The startup is currently in a partnership with the NBA; it’s also in a partnership with the A’s to help fans in the Bay Area get better access to the team.

87
1 year ago

An automated subscription service that promises to send you a box of the best things it finds on the internet for you — and it’s free. It’s based on a Reddit post from early January in which the founder said he was “unemployed and bored” while on a trip.

87
1 year ago

A solution for the $4 trillion global oil market where producers don’t have reliable inventories and retailers don’t have a clear picture of demand or low prices. Oil can be stored in underground tanks and is more valuable if it’s in the right place. Oil Tracker aims to connect all the different stakeholders in the oil market.

87
1 year ago

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

87
1 year ago

 Startup building software for farmers to help them understand weather patterns and predict crop yields. It also plans to create a bank for farmers, and expand into a larger platform for farmers to exchange information.

87
1 year ago

Fintech company for unbanked and underbanked customers in Latin America and Brazil.

87
1 year ago

The founders of this company hope to make it easier for people to book professional services online, allowing them to book a haircut from a stylist or a plumber from a service rep.

86
1 year ago

A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

86
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies manage their supply chains by automatically matching products in inventory to orders. The founders have raised $1M in seed funding, with plans to expand to Europe.

86
5 months ago

A supply chain management platform for restaurants and other food-related businesses. Growth is strong and the founders say they’re trying to make a dent in the $8.5 trillion food and beverage industry.

86
1 year ago

A self-hosted online classroom for teachers, allowing them to bring their classes online. They’re looking for co-founders to help build out the platform.

85
1 year ago

A platform for professional book authors who want to sell their books through Amazon. The startup’s founders say they’re working on integrations with other retailers like iTunes and Google Play and are making it easier for authors to sell their books to readers.

85
1 year ago

A simple, intuitive app for buying and selling on Quora. The app’s founder says they have 1,800 active users and are planning to begin selling advertisements soon.

85
1 year ago

A platform that provides data-driven analytics to help guide companies in making the right decisions. They’re currently in early seed, with the founders describing their value as helping companies “make better decisions with less data”.

85
1 year ago

A tool to help users understand the credit and risk of the costs of their insurance plan.

85
1 year ago

A startup that sells a tool for customers to book travel for themselves and their friends at the same time, and to help them understand the cost of what they’re booking. The startup has built a system that allows them to share the itinerary with friends, and helps them navigate and understand the cost of their own travel.

85
1 year ago

A product that helps companies understand their brand’s performance in the market.

85
1 year ago

A software company built to help streamline the process of creating marketing messages and tracking the results. Its software can make it easier for companies to share their messages on social media, help them track how effective their marketing messages are and allow them to better understand what customers are saying about them.

85
1 year ago

A new app that allows users to “virtually” connect with a well-known psychologist. The app was launched in April and is being used by students and their parents to help them better understand their experiences with mental illness.

85
1 year ago

CEO and co-founder, Josh, is a self-proclaimed "Serial Entrepreneur." He's built startups in the past five years, including a few that were acquired by larger tech companies.

85
1 year ago

A startup for on-demand car services in Singapore. The startup’s founder says he’s been offering the service with Uber for the past year and says it’s a $1 billion market in Singapore.

84
1 year ago

A single platform to help companies understand and engage with their customers, and act on that data. The startup is testing out a platform designed to serve the needs of small-to-medium-size companies, and then help them scale as they grow.

84
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that’s helping teams communicate by answering questions and getting help from a system that understands what each person is working on.

84
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.

84
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies manage their product lifecycles and is currently being used by “leading global brands,” as per the founders.

84
1 year ago

A B2B startup that’s building a SaaS platform for wholesalers to help them manage inventory — allowing them to identify mispricing, under- and over-supply and other issues that could affect their bottom line.

84
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses better understand their data and make data-driven decisions. The startup is building a platform for businesses to aggregate, visualize, and visualize their data.

84
1 year ago

Data is siloed across different departments at a company, preventing anyone from understanding how their company stacks up against the competition. This startup is building a map of various types of data within a company, allowing users to search across multiple data sets at once.

83
1 year ago

A market research app that helps companies understand the wants and needs of their consumers better. It’s paid for by a company like SurveyGizmo or SurveyMonkey that charges a small fee every time a survey is completed.

83
1 year ago

A platform that connects lenders to people who have bad credit to pay loans back on time. The company’s cofounder, David Leon, says the company is profitable, has more than $1.3 million in loans, and has been servicing loans for over a year.

83
1 year ago

A crowdsourced research platform focused on helping companies understand their customers.

83
1 year ago

A platform that helps people create “e-vites” for any event. The company’s founders have approached companies like Slack and Apple about integrating the company’s service into their products.

83
1 year ago

A platform that helps a person’s insurance company manage assets and payments. The startup wants to help the more than 2 trillion dollars of assets under insurance in the US.

82
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps companies understand their supply chain data and make it actionable.

82
1 year ago

A company building analytics software to help e-commerce companies better understand their customers and their buying habits.

82
1 year ago

A B2B marketplace where big companies can hire sub-contracted workers for under-the-table projects.

82
1 year ago

A tool for high-frequency traders to help them build algorithmic strategies. The startup also wants to make the process of building algorithms easier for researchers to understand.

82
1 year ago

A digital marketplace for freelance designers. The startup’s founders want to build a marketplace that helps businesses and designers work together on projects.

82
1 year ago

Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

82
1 year ago

is a startup that helps businesses understand how much their employees are earning, what their biggest expenses are, and what their financial goals are.

82
1 year ago

A maker of software to help create and organize personas for online marketing. It’s currently available for free, though the founders are looking to go premium.

81
1 year ago

In the US, there are a lot of jobs that pay the minimum wage. The startup is based in the Philippines, and its founder says it’s easy to get a job there for the minimum wage, but hard to get paid more.

81
1 year ago

Israel-based startup Narayana Health is developing a machine learning product that helps doctors and nurses better understand and treat patients.

81
1 year ago

A market research and recruiting tool for the beauty industry. The startup’s founders say they have already worked with brands like Revlon and L’Oréal.

81
10 months ago

This startup offers a platform to help companies and organizations collaborate on content, from making public records to organizing conferences. Its founders describe it as a “LinkedIn for events”.

81
1 year ago

A marketing software service for small and medium-sized companies. The company’s founders say they’re seeing a huge demand for the service from companies after a number of competitors have fallen by the wayside.

80
1 year ago

A platform that helps small businesses buy and sell excess inventory. The startup’s founder says that they have over 15,000 businesses using the platform and over $1 million of inventory moving through the system.

80
1 year ago

A healthy, fast, and affordable way to get food delivered. It’s a millennial company, with the founders calling themselves a “health-food lifestyle brand”.

80
1 year ago

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

80
1 year ago

A platform for tracking which email and social media inboxes people check, and which ones they just don’t. Their Co-founder says they’re already working with more than 1,000 customers, and their first product in the works is a “personas” platform for businesses, which helps brands better understand who their customers are.

80
1 year ago

A startup that makes a mobile app that helps you understand the legal troubles of your friends. The company hopes to teach people how to manage their legal problems via a mobile app.

80
1 year ago

This startup is building an all-in-one platform for Fintech services, with the goal of bringing them all under one roof.

80
11 months ago

Software that helps people understand and calculate their personal risk of missing out on the next big thing.

80
1 year ago

An AI-powered analytics engine for games that helps developers understand players. The startup is trying to revolutionize the way game developers track and analyze their players.

79
1 year ago

This is a company that makes a way to map the physical world of information. The startup is building a suite of open data products and services that will allow users to visualize and understand the world around them.

79
1 year 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.

79
1 year 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.

79
1 year ago

As startups have left their desks behind, founders have become increasingly worried about their physical whereabouts, and have invented apps to help. In the new book, “Fearless: How to Be Unafraid and Do Anything,” entrepreneurs and founders like Dave McClure, David Karp, and Adam D’Angelo share their stories of building their companies in secret, and how they’ve gained confidence and fearlessness.

79
10 months ago

An ad-tech startup focused on helping brands to better understand their ad campaigns.

79
1 year ago

In the meantime, the company’s founders have named the ghost town of Dry Fork, North Carolina.

78
11 months ago

A tool for companies to better understand their large customer base and build better products.

78
11 months ago

A company that helps geospatial companies like Uber and Lyft better understand the best routes and pricing to reach customers by using data from their phone to track their location.

78
1 year ago

A digital marketplace for office space. The startup is a spin-off of co-founder Aditya Kripalani’s previous startup, which is also focused on office space.

77
1 year ago

An ad network that focuses on under-served demographics, focusing on users who are under 18 and worth around $600 to advertisers.

77
1 year ago

A new kind of “under-the-radar” startup that creates and maintains “micro-cities” for renters, like Uber for apartment complexes.

77
1 year ago

A tool that measures a company’s chances of going under based on their current financial situation.

77
1 year ago

A startup that turns trash into building materials in under a month

77
9 months ago

A directory of the world’s best remote job sites, curated by the founders of Remote Year.

77
1 year ago

A platform that offers financial services, with a focus on the unbanked and underserved.

76
1 year ago

An analytics platform for blue-chip companies. Redpulse is designed to help companies understand their customers and find them relevant information.

76
1 year ago

An e-commerce for the under-served, aimed at those who want to buy a good but don’t have the means to do so. The founders believe that “goods are the new money”, and that the startup has the chance to be a “new currency” for the poor.

76
1 year ago

A digital assistant that helps teachers manage grading. The founders say it has an “A+ grade” and is already being used in twenty schools.

76
1 year ago

An online platform for sharing and selling small tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and other DIY goods. The company’s founders say they want to make it easy for people to find and sell their tools, and the startup is planning to add more categories and tools in the future.

76
1 year ago

A device that allows people to sync and manage their home energy usage, with an app to help users understand their energy usage and plan expenditures.

76
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a dashboard for hospital-level data. The startup wants to provide the hospital’s data and analytics in a simple and easy-to-understand format.

75
1 year ago

A seed-stage medical tech startup focused on helping patients undergoing surgery and managing their pain through a smartphone app. The founders say they’ve been featured on 60 Minutes, and have raised a $1 million seed round

75
1 year ago

The company is developing an AI platform that uses machine learning to provide on-demand video content for brands. The platform is designed to help marketers better understand their customers and find opportunities to engage them.

75
11 months ago

A startup that aims to use AI to automate tasks like loan underwriting, automating more human aspects of the process.

75
11 months ago

A set of business-focused events for women. The company wants to start with a small group of founders in the SF Bay Area.

75
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform that connects landlord’s with tenants in need of a place to live and gives them a credit score. The startup’s founders say that there are already over $90 billion worth of real estate assets currently sitting idle.

74
1 year ago

Founders: Marta, Ryan. The two want to build a tech hub for the Latin American startup community. They want to give startups discounted office space, mentorship, and access to capital.

74
1 year ago

The company’s founders have raised over $400,000 in funding to date, making it one of the fastest-growing startups in the space.

74
1 year ago

A tool for helping companies understand which parts of their supply chain are inflating costs.

74
1 year ago

A software company that helps businesses better define and measure the impact of their marketing campaigns. The company’s founders say their platform has already helped businesses like Blue Apron and Fandango “get more value for their marketing dollars.”

74
1 year ago

An online platform that allows people to rent out their homes while they travel. The company’s founders say that the business is growing rapidly.

74
1 year ago

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

73
1 year ago

A system that tracks a person’s location and data for the purpose of health management. The startup wants to make it easy for people to have a better understanding of how their data is used.

73
1 year ago

The idea is to be an online marketplace for companies to buy and sell their parts. Each part has a unique identifier that allows them to track their whereabouts. The founders say they have raised $8.5 million to date and are already working with over 10 companies.

72
1 year ago

A new startup that wants to provide a way for investors to connect with companies in the early stages of development, with a focus on B2B companies. The founder said it has around $24 million in funding so far, and has already worked with companies like TaskRabbit, Instacart, and Stripe.

72
1 year ago

An HR platform for startups and solo founders, offering a way to track progress on team building goals, and check in on how everyone is doing day-to-day.

72
1 year ago

A startup that helps organizations manage and use data in a more meaningful way. The startup’s founders say their first product will be an app that helps people with diabetes manage their blood glucose.

71
11 months ago

Personal financial management system for businesses that want to understand what their clients’ lives are like, and what products they’re buying, and help them manage their money.

71
11 months ago

A startup that helps sales reps in the insurance and banking industries better understand their clients.

71
1 year ago

A platform that connects people looking to go back to school with students willing to help each other out with things like homework, tutoring, and test prep. The founders say they’ve already helped more than 6,000 students fill out their applications and get into the class of their dreams.

70
1 year ago

B2B companies are more likely to use YC-backed startups as employees, as compared to one where the founders are located in the Bay Area.

70
10 months ago

This startup has two co-founders, and they describe themselves as “…the first and only platform that helps [you] create and learn from inspiring and engaging content about personal finance, investing, and life.”

70
2 months ago

 A startup that helps companies create data visualizations to understand their market

70
1 year ago

A peer-to-peer marketplace for reclaimed building material, with a well-documented process for sourcing and ensuring quality before selling. The company’s founders are also part of a collective that works to repair Habitat for Humanity homes.

69
1 year ago

A tool for VPs to book travel for their teams. The founders say it’s best suited to larger companies like CPGs and banks, but the idea could have broader applicability.

69
1 year ago

A startup that lets users find and order food in the Bay Area in under five minutes.

69
1 year ago

A tool that allows people to create their own digital currency, or “pre-sale tokens”, then sell them to investors. The startup’s founders say they’re already working with a handful of early-stage startups.

69
1 year ago

A company that helps improve the efficiency of service delivery for restaurants. Their model is to use automation to eliminate the costs of inefficient or underutilized staff and equipment, allowing restaurants to focus on creating more value.

69
1 year ago

A set of tools that help people raise money from friends and family to finance their businesses. The startup's founders once raised nearly $600,000 from friends and family in just 48 hours.

69
9 months ago

Founders came up with an idea for an app that would help people discover good food and drink in their neighborhood and pay for it.

69
1 year ago

A mobility platform that connects businesses with the right tools to make it easier for drivers to earn income by delivering packages and other items. The startup’s co-founder, Alex Boussard, says they’ve already seen interest from a number of major companies and has even managed to raise a few million dollars in funding.

68
1 year ago

A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

68
1 year ago

The company is building an app that helps companies to purchase and sell used cars. The company’s claim is that it’s the only app that allows you to purchase a used car in under 90 seconds.

68
1 year ago

A tool for the hospitality industry to manage attendee profiles. One of the founders previously worked at Airbnb.

68
9 months ago

An organization that helps small businesses in the US and Canada understand and reduce their tax liabilities.

68
1 year ago

A tool for finding out how many people have downloaded your app, and how many have used it in the past week. The founders say that it’s been integrated into 75 different apps, and that they’ve seen a 20% increase in user retention and engagement once they started using it, with a 50% increase in revenue.

67
1 year ago

The founders of this startup are former execs from major media companies including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. They’ve built a tool to help brands and agencies keep up with the news, and have launched in over 2,000 companies.

67
1 year ago

"A company that helps businesses go from idea to profitable reality. We help founders build ideas from day one and help them launch them successfully."

67
1 year ago

The founders of this startup are serial entrepreneurs. They’ve raised $4.5 million to build a platform that can help brands and agencies build better ads and work with customers directly to improve their marketing efforts.

66
1 year ago

A startup that helps people who are self-employed or in small businesses understand their taxes. It’s building a better tax calculator and tax software for small businesses, with some initial funding from Accel Partners.

66
1 year 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.

66
1 year ago

A company that wants to help underpaid fashion designers have control over their intellectual property.

66
1 year ago

A cloud-based platform that helps businesses better understand how they can use their locations to improve sales.

66
1 year ago

A web app and blog aimed at helping companies and people with a “better understanding of their political beliefs”.

66
1 year ago

A travel health insurance company for the U.S. market, which is trying to cover a profitable market with an under-insured customer base. It’s currently in the UK, and is looking to expand to the US.

66
1 year ago

A live broadcast company for athletes and sports teams. The founders say they want to focus on live streams because of the way they’ve grown in the past few years. Their product is currently a free service, but the founders say they plan to add a paid service to compete with Facebook’s suite of sports and entertainment streams.

65
1 year ago

A consultancy that helps retailers and brands understand the demand for new products, and help them figure out which products will be hits.

65
1 year ago

This startup makes it easy to integrate customer data from various sources into a single platform. The company’s co-founder was formerly a product manager at Google.

65
1 year ago

Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

65
1 year ago

A software company that wants to help the legal profession connect with attorneys across the country. The company’s founder says they’ve already signed up over 2,000 lawyers and are working on a nationwide expansion.

65
1 year ago

A cryptocurrency exchange for non-accredited investors. The company’s founders have said they’d like to build a decentralized exchange for non-accredited investors.

65
1 year ago

A platform that helps connect female entrepreneurs with investors. Its founders are hoping to reach 1 million female founders in the next 10 years.

64
1 year ago

The startup’s founders say they want to be the company that “solves the ‘I can’t find my team’ problem.” It wants to be the new way of tracking employees, replacing spreadsheets and HR systems with a single, secure system.

64
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find the best and cheapest healthcare, based on the best information available on what treatments are effective, and what providers are best. HealthMap is targeting big cities in the US that have good healthcare options and are currently underserved by them.

64
1 year ago

This startup and its founders were inspired by the story of their friend who had to wait two years to get a colonoscopy. They want to make the process easier.

64
1 year ago

Cofounder of the company, a former commercial real estate agent, says she knew nothing about the fintech industry until she started researching it in 2017.

64
1 year ago

An online hub for people who are visually-impaired and hard of hearing. The site’s founders say that they’re currently in talks with hearing suppliers to help them build a suite of apps for users.

64
1 year ago

A platform that connects users to the right data and people to do the right work for them. The company’s founders say the tool will help companies build and scale their business more efficiently.

64
1 year ago

A web app for making artisanal soap, in which users can set up recipes and create their own soap. The startup’s founder says it’s like an online Tupperware party for soap-makers.

63
1 year ago

A mobile app that helps workers better organize their tasks on the go. The company’s co-founder believe that most of the information workers have on their phones isn’t being used.

63
1 year ago

An automated way for companies to build their own mobile applications. The startup’s founders say that it allows companies to create applications without having to hire developers or design them from scratch.

63
1 year ago

A dashboard for enterprise organizations to better understand the impact of their products, and how to make them better. It’s a tool designed to help people understand how to build stronger products, and how to change their products to help them make more money.

63
11 months ago

A startup that helps artists understand the financial value of their works, the value of their brand, and how much they should charge for their work.

63
11 months ago

A tool for quick and easy online payments. The startup’s founders say that customers are demanding a more efficient way to pay. They are planning to launch a product in the next few months.

63
1 year ago

A startup that helps large retailers streamline their supply chain and avoid prices from being undercut by competitors.

62
1 year ago

A solution for restaurants to manage their daily operations, including ordering, inventory, and payroll. The founders say that they currently have over 80 customers, including Chipotle and Starbucks.

62
1 year ago

A platform for tracking and understanding the health of small businesses. The platform incorporates data from disparate sources like patient feedback and third-party surveys to provide real-time insights into the health of a business.

62
1 year ago

A food delivery app in the US that is working with a handful of restaurants to get deliveries in under an hour. It has already raised $6M.

62
10 months ago

A company that builds a way to observe and track the movement of people in real time through a smartphone application. It’s a way to keep celebrities safe at festivals and other events. The founders say they’ve already been approached by several celebrities to use their product.

62
1 year ago

This wearable device generates a heat map of the area around the wearer’s head, allowing him to better understand his environment.

61
1 year ago

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

61
1 year ago

A startup that helps users keep track of their transactions, making it easy for them to make sure that they don’t over- or under-pay for mundane items.

61
1 year ago

A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

61
8 months ago

The startup’s pitch is that “we help people save money by visiting restaurants that are good, but not the best.” The app now has 100,000 users in the UK, and its founders say they’ll be able to expand globally if their funding round meets its goal.

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1 year ago

A sassy, sarcastic assistant that works on mobile. The startup’s founder, after building a small app for the same purpose, decided to build a full-fledged assistant, which works on mobile.

60
1 year ago

A startup to help people find and hire affordable child care. The founders say their model of the business, which has a token-based system, is open to regulation.

60
1 year ago

A software company that’s helping people organize their finances on their phones. The software was built by the founder of a financial services company that was acquired by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.

60
1 year ago

A startup for bands to put out their music for sale without the hassle of a label. The company is based out of Philadelphia, and is backed by the founders of the label of the same name.

60
1 year ago

Y Combinator alum Dan Ellis and co-founder Andrew Conway came up with the idea to make an app that would help people use Microsoft Excel more efficiently. The startup, which has raised $1.3 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz , works with large companies to help them get their work into Excel faster.

60
9 months ago

The most influential students in the YC community are the founders and co-founders of YC startups. These are founders that have gone on to found their own companies in the seven years since YC.

60
3 months ago

A company that wants to build out a “citizen army” of robots that can do warehouse work and increase efficiency. The founders claim they can do the same work in half the time by pairing robots with humans.

60
1 year ago

The founder of this startup grew up in a remote village in India and remembers a time when he was able to get a computer for the family and a year later they were able to get the internet. The founder realized the internet had brought a lot of connectivity to the country, but the next step was to bring connectivity to the millions of people who still didn’t have it. That’s what led him to start Jana, a startup that aims to give 1.5 billion people in India access to the internet.

59
1 year ago

A startup that helps foreign companies find workers in the US. The startup’s founders say they’ve already had over 25,000 job postings on their platform.

59
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.

59
1 year ago

A web app that helps teachers organize their lessons, then share them with colleagues. The startup’s founders are veterans of the education sector and the product is meant to serve as a kind of “Google Docs for teachers.”

59
1 year ago

A set of tools to help build out a mobile app without having to know a lot about how to code. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a year, and says they’ve already secured $300,000 in funding.

59
10 months ago

A company that wants to build software that helps footballers around the world look at the footage of their matches and understand how they could be better.

59
1 year ago

A digital assistant for doctors to help them understand their patients’ needs and respond to questions. The startup is also working to develop tools to help patients track and understand their medical progress.

58
1 year ago

A tool for students that helps them track their progress and see how they’re doing in class. The company’s founders say they’re already working with a variety of colleges across the country.

58
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for small businesses to create pricing structures and track their revenue, giving them a tool that will allow them to understand their revenue streams, cut costs, and increase revenues.

58
1 year ago

A startup that helps businesses put in place nightly automated processes. The founders say their product helps companies be more efficient and automate processes like payroll, warehouse operations and inventory control.

57
1 year ago

A complete package of functionality for startups to implement into their iOS and Android apps. Its founders say that it’s different from a framework in that it is its own full stack.

57
1 year ago

A vertical website that allows people to write about their experiences with different products and services. It was built by the founders of HackerYou, a startup that helped people connect with each other and build software in the same way Facebook and other social networks did.

57
1 year ago

 This startup helps retailers better understand their customers in order to offer better personalization suggestions to them.

57
11 months ago

This startup is building a data visualization platform for retailers to better understand how shoppers browse, use product tags, and make purchases.

57
10 months ago

A social network for college students with over 20k students currently enrolled. Its founders are looking to build a student-focused influencer platform that’s optimized for mobile, with a focus on gaming and video content.

57
1 year ago

In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

56
1 year ago

A San Francisco-based startup that wants to help patients understand and manage their health with a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to help users track and manage their health data.

56
1 year ago

This is an app that aims to help people understand their credit score and how it can affect their future. “The app provides a user-friendly credit score calculator that is designed to give you a quick and easy understanding of your score. The calculator gives you a score based on your credit history and helps you understand how your credit score is calculated, how it will change, and what it means to you,” the company says.

56
1 year ago

An API for the U.K.’s government’s Open Data platform, which is released under a Creative Commons license. It allows users to interface with the data in a variety of ways, including filtering by utility.

56
1 year ago

A platform that helps people make music together using the tools they’re already using. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, ZipCar founder Robin Chase, and Dropbox founder Drew Houston.

56
10 months ago

A startup that’s bringing Bitcoin into the physical world, with a prepaid debit card and a physical debit card. The founders want to make Bitcoin universally usable, and are building a physical card to use at stores, ATMs, and anywhere else.

56
10 months ago

The company’s founders have been called "the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the Indian startup scene" by a reporter in Quartz.

56
1 year ago

An AI-powered platform for understanding and automatically classifying IoT data.

55
1 year ago

A startup that will make it easier for companies to take their vacation time. Founders say it’s designed to be a more affordable alternative to the likes of Voyageur, which charges $50 for the service and $99 per person.

55
1 year ago

A startup that builds a “virtual assistant” to help companies understand how their customer support teams are helping customers.

55
1 year ago

A startup for crowd-sourcing, developed by the founders of Yelp, to help providers compete for customers. It’s currently a beta app, but the founders say it will be available for businesses to use in the coming weeks. If it catches on, it could disrupt the way users find and book services by grouping a person’s needs in front of a provider that has been vetted by the community.

55
1 year ago

A set of tools to help make a mobile app. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a

55
1 year ago

This startup is building a way to connect merchants and consumers to their products and services through a deeper understanding of their personal needs and habits.

55
11 months ago

The startup uses machine learning to help companies better understand and prioritize their marketing spend

55
11 months ago

A platform to help people understand the costs of their health insurance, very similar to the OpenHealth platform.

55
1 year ago

A company that helps other startups find a founder, as well as help them with the process of finding a co-founder.

54
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.

54
1 year ago

An online community for entrepreneurs and innovators. With over 3,000 members, it’s hosted by a number of founders, including Evan Williams. The startup has raised $8M to date.

54
6 months ago

A real estate brokerage that helps people buy and sell homes in Brazil. The startup makes it possible to get an apartment in Brazil in under 30 minutes. It currently has 1,500 agents, but wants to expand to other countries.

54
1 year ago

A startup that wants to make live video marketing as simple as possible for brands. The company’s founders say they’ve already helped over 1,000 brands, and are having success with brands like Best Buy.

53
1 year ago

A software company that helps retailers sell their products on Amazon.com. The founders say they are seeing 100% conversion rates on Amazon and “super-high” sales numbers.

53
10 months ago

SaaS that brings mobile banking to underbanked businesses, with a freemium model that starts at $20 per month. It offers a mobile app with check-deposit functionality, but also wants to build out a premium platform for mid-sized businesses.

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6 months ago

A digital detox service, helping people focus when they’re under a lot of stress.

53
1 year ago

An analytics tool for sports teams that helps them understand where fans are coming from and how their fanbase is growing over time.

52
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to help retailers understand how customers are shopping online, which products they are buying, and their aggregate shopping patterns.

52
1 year ago

A platform for helping people find their dream homes. The founders say they’ve helped people find their dream house in as little as 10 days.

52
1 year ago

An HR startup that wants to help companies optimize their HR workforce by giving them a better understanding of their talent pipelines.

52
10 months ago

The company’s founders speak of a future where the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE) converge, allowing users to control the devices in their homes directly from their phones.

52
1 year ago

The company plans to be the first in the world to bring 5G mobile to the masses. Its founders want to offer the first 5G mobile internet service in the world, with the first cities getting service in early 2019.

51
1 year ago

A startup offering a platform to help brands and retailers better understand their customers.

51
1 year ago

A company that focuses on customer engagement for retailers and restaurants. It’s currently in beta for 10,000 users, and the founders say they’re looking to expand to markets outside the US.

51
1 year ago

A system that allows companies to track data for their employees to help them understand where they’re spending their time and money. The startup is currently in beta.

51
1 year ago

The founders of this cloud-based recruiting startup say that they’ve discovered that many people don’t have a good idea of what their job responsibilities are. They’re building an application that can help people figure that out, and then identify the best fit for each position in the pool.

51
1 year ago

A startup for underwriters of auto insurance in the EU. They’re working to expand across the United States.

51
6 months ago

A tool for understanding the many different ways in which people can make money online, such as blogging, affiliate marketing, and paid video production.

51
1 year ago

A plan to build a messaging app that’ll be a hybrid of Slack and WhatsApp. The founders say that messaging apps are the fastest growing apps in the world, and that they want to create something that’s better than both.

50
1 year ago

The founders say their startup is building a more useful version of the Skype-like messaging platform Slack. Businesses use the platform to send documents or share information.

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1 year ago

Cofounder of the company, a former financial industry analyst, began researching the fintech industry in 2017. She found a dearth of female founders in the space. In her startup’s pitch deck, she highlights several female founders as part of the company’s advisory board.

50
1 year ago

The founders of this company started it to help people in the US and UK keep track of their medication. It’s currently available for iOS.

50
10 months ago

A startup that wants to build a decentralized banking system. The founders say that banks are creating systems that are too expensive and too clunky to be used, and that the market is underserved — especially by credit cards, which are used by everyone in the world, but for which there’s no good way to transfer money across borders.

50
8 months ago

A startup that connects insurance companies to underwriters in the event of a claim, allowing everyone to focus on customer service while the underwriting process is handled.

50
6 months ago

A payments app that allows you to lend or borrow money in minutes, for under 1% interest. The app is in the process of getting Fintech licenses in the UK, France, and Germany.

50
4 months ago

A company that is building software to help banks and other lenders connect to new sources of data like social media, livestreams and more, to get a better understanding of their clients and make better decisions.

50
1 year ago

A software company that makes it easier for you to spend your money. The startup helps you find the best product for your needs, combining data from social media, news, and reviews to understand what you like and dislike.

49
10 months ago

 The startup wants to be a marketplace for people to sell their used stuff. Its focus is on new-to-market products, but founders say they’d be open to selling used products as well.

49
8 months ago

A startup that uses AI to help companies better understand how their employees are spending their time and what kinds of activities they want to do.

49
4 months ago

A platform that helps people with no credit understand how credit works.

49
10 months ago

A startup that helps people find the closest taxi service on demand. A company called Taxi Magic will match you up with a cab in under 5 minutes, and if there's not one nearby, you can request a car to come pick you up.

48
9 months ago

An underground “mixing” app that uses the concept of the blind date to pair people up based on shared interests and provide a means for them to meet.

48
1 year ago

The startup’s cofounders say they want to be the company that takes “the unknown hassle out of hiring” by eliminating time-consuming steps like job applications and paperwork. It also wants to help small businesses scale by removing the need for a HR department.

47
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool that helps you connect with lenders who can provide you with capital for your business. Notable for being a woman-founded startup (two of the three founders are women).

47
1 year ago

A tool for creating more efficient, effective marketing campaigns for small businesses. Its founders say that a lot of small business owners could improve their marketing by using better tools.

47
1 year ago

A startup from the founder of Tumbr, which helps companies to engage with customers on Facebook.

47
10 months ago

The founders of this startup are best known for building the most popular and successful startup accelerator in the world. They’re now moving into a new area, with a new accelerator format that’s aimed at helping teams build products for specific industries.

47
10 months ago

Take a multi-pronged approach to recruiting, matching a candidate with multiple companies, and then helping them understand the role they’re interviewing for.

47
10 months ago

This startup, based in the US, is building a way to connect brands and their customers. The company’s co-founder says they’ve already had over 1,000 customers sign up.

47
5 months ago

This startup is building a digital bank account in India. The founders say it’s a simpler, cheaper alternative to the physical ATM cards found in most cities.

47
5 months ago

The Startup Genome is a resource for founders and investors. It covers early stage

47
1 month ago

This is a mobile app that allows users to share the results of their home energy usage with other users. It’s currently being used by 2,000 users in the UK, and the founders plan to expand to the US in the next few months.

47
1 year ago

A virtual assistant that helps people make sense of their social media profiles and other profiles. It’s meant to help people better understand their network and meet new people, and it’s already being used by some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

46
1 year ago

A money transfer service for the African market. The startup is launching in Cameroon in August and will expand to other countries as it progresses. The founders say their product is already being used in more than 60 countries.

46
1 year ago

A product that makes it easier to manage and understand your credit.

46
10 months ago

A mobile app that helps people understand their personal relationships with debt. The app is designed to help people understand their relationship with debt and make decisions about how to manage it.

46
10 months ago

A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

46
1 year ago

Pint is a voice-controlled home assistant meant to help users keep track of things like what’s in the fridge and the weather. The startup aims to have a voice assistant that can understand what you mean and act on your behalf, with a smart speaker also available.

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1 year ago

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

45
1 year ago

The founders of this company want to build a more connected and secure version of Amazon’s Alexa, one that can work with smart home devices and allow users to access the internet through their voice.

45
1 year ago

A tool for various health-related startups. The startup helps startups on the cusp of launching gather advice from experts in the field. It charges a small fee starting at $99, but founder Alex Goodyear says it’s worth it for the experience.

45
11 months ago

A platform for managing and tracking intellectual property. The startup’s founders say they have “tripled their revenue as we scale to help more inventors create and protect their inventions.”

45
11 months ago

A subscription-free, open-source messaging platform for teams. The startup’s founders say they want to transform how groups collaborate.

45
10 months ago

A software-as-a-service company that helps B2B companies automate and secure their supply chains, a niche the founders say is worth $50 billion.

45
10 months ago

This is a platform that helps companies manage their risk, allowing them to measure and control their exposure to risk, in an easy to understand way.

45
9 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform to better understand the efficacy of different digital advertising formats

45
9 months ago

A company that helps small restaurants and cafeterias provide food for their employees. The co-founders say they have taken on $1 million in orders in their first year.

45
5 months ago

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

45
4 months ago

A “conversational robot” that can access the web, read and understand the news and answer questions.

45
1 year ago

Profile’s founders say it’s like Pinterest, but for the fashion industry.

44
1 year ago

This startup is building a network of thousands of assistants who are the point of contact for people who need help with their health. The startup’s founders wanted to create a version of Amazon’s Alexa that could help people manage their health.

44
1 year ago

A news product built to help people better understand the world they live in.

44
1 year ago

A company that helps small businesses get off the ground, with a library of tools that help companies with marketing, accounting, and sales. Company founders started it after seeing that many small businesses are launching on Facebook and taking on extra expenses to grow.

44
1 year ago

A startup that helps companies understand their customers and increase sales. They’ve raised a $1.8M seed round.

44
10 months ago

A startup that helps businesses manage their payments and invoices, which the founders say is significantly more effective than spreadsheets. It aims to be a full-stack solution for companies in need of a better way to manage their accounts receivable.

44
10 months ago

A new way for startups to launch, with a “pay-as-you-go” model for founders and employees. It allows companies to grow without having to engage in the long, expensive process of raising a round.

44
10 months ago

The company’s founders say they’ve developed a product called The Future of Productivity, which is a way for people to map their processes to a set of rules, and to share their achievements with a community of peers.

44
1 year ago

A tool for companies to better understand their employees’ geolocations. The company uses machine learning and computer vision to analyze geolocation data.

43
10 months ago

A “smart” speaker that works like a smart home appliance, but which can also control your smart home appliances (like your lights and thermostat). It can work with a variety of IoT devices, and the founders say it will be in the market in the next 12 months.

43
7 months ago

An email marketing tool that integrates with all of your favorite email clients. The startup’s founders say they’ve already closed $1.5 million in pre-launch investment.

43
4 months ago

A startup that provides customers with the ability to pay bills, bank transfers, and other expenses with their mobile phones. The company’s founders say they’ve already signed up 300,000 users and are working to expand their service to other countries.

43
4 months ago

This startup is looking to use AI to find trends in the social media posts of brands, to help them better understand their consumers.

43
1 year ago

Transports data around the world in under a second and converts it into a visual format for users.

42
1 year ago

A platform that links together online marketplaces, shopping carts, and inventory management. The startup’s founders say it’s a better fit for small businesses than existing solutions.

42
1 year ago

A platform that allows merchants and brands to focus on their core products and services over general marketing efforts. The startup’s co-founder is the co-founder of the company that created Yo, the first social network for mobile devices.

42
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.

42
1 year ago

 A group of women who teach other women how to be more confident in being sick. The founders say that their videos have over 1 million views.

42
1 year ago

A startup that lets companies receive real-time feedback on their customer service. The founders say that customer feedback is the number one driver of company growth.

42
9 months 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.

42
9 months ago

A way to get food delivered from the market to your doorstep. Founder Josh Wilson says he’s already signed a deal with a local deli to deliver.

42
1 year ago

"The Definitive Guide to SaaS for CMOs: Understanding the Business Model and Marketing Value of Software as a Service" (2018)

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8 months ago

A company that helps small businesses understand their spending patterns and make decisions about how to spend their money.

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7 months ago

A platform that brings together all the health data of a single individual into one place, to help them better understand their health.

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1 month ago

The startup is building an AI platform to help brands and publishers better understand how users interact with their content, and how content affects their purchase decisions.

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1 year ago

The founder of Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science education more accessible, wants to create a foundation to encourage high school students to learn software and programming.

40
10 months ago

A group of founders from NYC, San Francisco and Mumbai came together to solve the challenge of securing data in the cloud. The startup provides a way to encrypt and decrypt files and data in the cloud that’s compliant with HIPAA and GDPR standards.

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