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Yc Startup Ideas



1 year ago

This is a company that produces furniture from recycled wood

1,056
3 years ago

Open-source software to help companies track the life cycle of their products.

919
10 months ago

A startup that helps people find local people with similar interests. It has about 25,000 users, and has been a part of several YC startups.

465
2 years ago

A company that takes your old gadgets and recycles them into new ones

409
3 years ago

This startup wants to help companies get a better handle on their waste. It’s working on ways to monitor what they throw away, and to recycle more of it.

355
5 months ago

An AI-powered automatic scheduling app for sales teams, with a self-learning algorithm that learns your team’s sales cycle and automatically provides the correct hours for these cycles.

341
3 years ago

Twilio, a company that provides cloud-based communication and telephony APIs, is one of the most well-known startups at YC. Their newest project is a tool that helps call center agents manage multiple languages.

316
3 years ago

The company is building a platform to help startups connect with investors and build a community of backers. The startup is working with Y Combinator and other investors to get more startups to pitch at YC.

297
3 years ago

The first YC-backed startup to reach unicorn status was Airbnb, in 2009. Airbnb was followed by Dropbox, Stripe, Uber, Instacart, and Wayfair.

291
3 years ago

A music production platform for bedroom musicians. The startup is currently in YC’s Winter ’18 batch.

265
3 years ago

This is a startup that uses a mobile app and a camera to find street-level recycled products and sell them to the public. They started with old library books and DVDs, but are now selling all sorts of things.

262
3 years ago

A startup that offers a service that allows users to have a face-to-face conversation with a psychologist for $25

232
3 years ago

Idea: A startup that picks up your garbage and recycles it for you

217
3 years ago

Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

216
3 years ago

A platform for sharing and selling reusable office supplies to businesses. The startup focuses on 8 great office supply items that are used a lot, but don’t get recycled as often as they should. They’re currently focusing on the US, but plan to expand internationally and into business software.

212
3 years ago

A device that can be attached to a bicycle seat post to help bikers and runners track their stats.

209
2 years ago

A Bluetooth-powered bra that connects to a smartphone app to track exercise and sleep cycles.

206
2 years ago

As of 2018, YC has graduated over 2,000 companies, including some of the most well-known startups in the world, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, and Lyft.

203
2 years ago

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

203
2 years ago

A startup that helps small businesses connect with local merchants in a similar way that Zumper and other real estate startups connect landlords. It counts a pair of YC startups among clients.

197
2 years ago

A startup that connects companies with people who want to enter the service industry. The startup says they have $1 million in monthly revenue and have hired several staff since YC.

195
3 years ago

An online portal for tracking and managing the life cycle of your products

193
2 years ago

Mentioned in the "2017 YC Demo Day" video, where they discuss the concept of a "mobile printing program" for small businesses. They are now calling their service "Quick Print," and the company is no longer in YC.

191
2 years ago

This startup is building an app that tracks the weather for farmers and helps them optimize their growing cycle.

189
3 years ago

A chatbot that helps people learn how to kickstart conversations and build rapport quickly. The startup is working on a demo with YC.

186
10 months ago

A company that has developed a method for making clothes out of recycled water bottles.

186
2 years ago

A tool that helps manage grants and contributions for non-profits. The company has been funded by YC and the National Endowment for the Arts.

185
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a toolset to help companies build a customer lifecycle. By tracking things like a customer’s first interaction with the brand, their engagement, and their final purchase, a company can better track how their customer is used across the brand’s products and services.

182
2 years ago

The idea is to use an app to automatically coordinate payroll across different companies. Employees get notifications when their salaries are ready, and the company takes a cut of their paycheck. It’s an interesting model that could help companies restructure their payroll.

178
1 year ago

A digital health startup that helps you manage your health, in real time. It is the only startup in the YC batch with a female founder.

178
3 years ago

A new company from YC, this startup is building a platform to help “people in crisis” connect with people not in crisis.

177
2 years ago

An expenses app that breaks down a monthly paycheck by category, showing how much to set aside for rent, car payments, and the rest.

177
2 years ago

One of the most well-known startups in YC, ZestFinance is working on a suite of financial products for the cannabis industry. The company is working to build a platform that will help dispensaries and cannabis-related businesses better manage their cash flow.

176
3 years ago

A startup that helps engineers manage the full lifecycle of their software projects. It’s a B2B SaaS platform serving developers worldwide.

174
3 years ago

 A startup that matches people for daycare and nanny work.

174
2 years 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.

173
2 years ago

A “personalized” rewards program for employers, aimed at giving employees a reason to stay at their jobs beyond the paycheck.

171
2 years ago

Patagonia has been in the YC program since 2010. The company sells backpacks and other outdoor gear through retail and wholesale channels in the US and internationally.

170
3 years ago

It’s an app that helps couples make a “perfect marriage”. It uses AI to optimize the relationship using a combination of data and psychology.

169
3 years ago

A startuplicant tracking platform for online job applications. The startup wants to scale to support large recruitment events like the YC Demo Day.

168
3 years ago

A startup that helps non-profits and nonprofits raise money by sharing their stories. The company is a YC alum.

167
3 years ago

A team of four, including two YC alumni, that makes an app that helps you track your heart rate during a workout.

167
3 years ago

This startup helps consumers identify which products are made from recycled materials.

167
2 years ago

A mobile app that lets you search for licensed child care and babysitting in your area. The startup wants to make it easier for parents to find quality daycare at a reasonable price.

167
3 years 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.

165
3 years ago

A hardware startup that’s building a new type of computer that’s designed to be secure, power efficient, and small enough to fit on a keychain.

164
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy for companies to have a way to keep track of their products’ life cycles. The plan is to sell the idea to the likes of HP, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, and Volkswagen.

163
3 years ago

A tool that allows employees to manage their expenses so they can take accounting to the next level (and hold their bosses accountable for it). The team has raised $500,000 in seed funding and is based in NYC.

161
2 years ago

A startup that’s helping companies monitor and track their warehouse operations. The startup helps companies with its automated warehouse management software, which helps companies track shipments, identify problems, and cycle shipments more quickly.

161
3 years ago

Note: This list is not comprehensive, and does not include all the companies that applied to YC in 2017.

160
3 years ago

A web-based platform for financial planning, with an AI that helps users make better financial decisions through behavioral psychology.

160
2 years ago

A NYC-based startup that’s creating a way to view and convert regular photos into beautiful art. The startup is also creating a gallery experience that doesn’t require the user to know anything about art in order to have a beautiful experience.

159
3 years ago

Y Combinator’s newest batch of companies has expanded the YC Network to over 200 companies, including 50 who’ve raised a combined $325 million in capital.

158
3 years ago

A social enterprise in Indonesia that sells bedsheets made of recycled plastic. The company is building a factory that can make up to 50,000 bedsheets a week.

157
3 years ago

This startup is building a tool that helps companies launch a new product easier and cheaper. It’s currently focused on B2B customers and is looking to partner with the B2B startups that come through YC to help them with their product launch process.

157
3 years ago

Builds a platform for businesses to share and compare information about their products, services, and employees. It has partnerships with companies like Linkedin, Mailchimp, and Stripe, allowing employees to upload their resumes, manage their accounts, and receive paychecks directly within the platform.

155
1 year ago

A pitch from a pair of former YC founders, who say they’re using self-driving cars to help Detroit’s homeless.

154
3 years ago

This list does not include every startup that has accepted into YC, but only the startups that have launched since the program started.

153
2 years ago

An online tool for researching and buying goods made from recycled materials.

153
3 years ago

Using machine learning and AI to optimize the sales process, allowing businesses to close the loop on the sales cycle. The startup wants to make the sales process more efficient and see what works best.

152
3 years ago

Cordyceps is a startup that helps you book medical appointments based on availability and location. The app can be used to book appointments, but it can also help you find an appointment for a dentist or other medical professional based on availability and location.

152
3 years ago

A SaaS tool that helps banks automate their KYC processes by providing a central repository of information. It has already raised $1.5 million.

152
3 years 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.

150
3 years 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.

149
3 years ago

A medical-grade mattress that uses sensors and algorithms to track a person’s sleep cycles, and then provide feedback to help improve a person’s sleep.

149
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have their trash and recycling picked up and taken away

148
1 year ago

An online tool that helps users make money on their spare computer cycles.

148
3 years ago

A 3-screen, “Freedom of Information” app that sources and displays data from NYC’s 311 service.

147
3 years ago

A company hoping to make it easier for companies to own and manage their IP, bringing a digital licensing alternative to the enterprise. The company is based in NYC, has raised $1.5 million, and is looking to use the funding to expand.

145
3 years ago

An email marketing tool that helps e-commerce brands push their sales and follow up with customers. The startup needs to complete a YC Demo Day.

145
3 years ago

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

145
3 years 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.

144
1 year ago

Covers the entire cycle of innovation in an organization by starting with the idea, then prototyping, scaling, and then innovating again as the company grows.

144
3 years ago

An AI-powered assistant that helps build websites. The startup is looking to help people build high-quality websites in short cycles of time.

143
3 years ago

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

142
3 years ago

This startup helps people track the status of their favorite charitable causes. They helped raise $50,000 from the Center for Global Development and the Connected Ventures Fund in NYC.

142
3 years ago

A platform for college students to learn how to code with their peers, without being in the classroom. It did not qualify for YC.

142
3 years ago

A platform that allows teams to collaborate on their marketing and sales tasks. The platform allows teams to move through the sales cycle, from evaluating opportunities to closing. The company says it has over 1,000 customers and is on track to generate over $1.5 million in revenue in 2019.

141
3 years ago

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

141
3 years ago

A platform for companies to create, manage and track software development jobs, with a free software development life cycle.

141
3 years ago

The startup is building software for waste management companies that allows them to track, manage, and channel their waste, from the moment it’s generated to the moment it’s disposed of. The startup is working with clients like Recyclart and others.

141
1 year ago

a platform that helps small businesses find, plan and manage their insurance needs. The startup already has around 1,000 members in NYC.

141
3 years ago

This is an application for trading 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mortgages. The startup has raised $1.4 million from investors like Alphabet’s GV and Comcast’s NBCUniversal Ventures. Prior to YC, the company raised $1.2 million in seed funding from investors like Cowboy Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Social Starts and Social Finance.

137
3 years ago

A platform for the sharing economy, where a person can rent out their car, boat, or bicycle.

137
3 years ago

A platform for delivering information about local jobs to job seekers. The startup is currently operating in NYC, Chicago, and Portland.

137
3 years ago

A startup that helps people take care of their mental health, including counseling and psychology services. The startup is working on a mobile app for people to use when they need help, and is trying to work with employers to offer mental health support on-site.

137
3 years ago

A company that lets you use the internet to buy and sell everything from iced coffee to air mattresses to motorcycles.

137
3 years ago

Dates of service, and exit history of current YC companies

137
1 year ago

A comprehensive technology solution that supports the delivery of video content, from broadcast to pre-recorded video to live event video. The startup provides production services, and is another YC alum.

137
3 years 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.

135
3 years ago

A bicycle sharing startup that's looking to build a global network of bike-sharing services. The company wants to bring bike sharing to places it's been absent thus far.

135
3 years 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.

134
3 years ago

A SaaS startup that helps companies adjust their billing in order to get more money from their customers. The company says they have $1.2m in revenue, counting YC as their largest customer.

134
3 years ago

A company that helps small businesses get paid faster by paying out on their paychecks before they’re due.

134
3 years ago

A startup that helps you find free and cheap parking in NYC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. It’s already live in NYC, and will expand to LA and Baltimore in the coming months.

132
3 years ago

A way to organize and manage the various marketing campaigns that happen in a company’s life cycle, giving a bird’s eye view of the whole campaign. The startup says it’s currently serving over 100 clients.

131
3 years ago

idea: The company is an NYC based company trying to help people get involved in the fashion industry.

131
3 years ago

VentureBeat's list of 2016's 50 hottest startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, including a number of YC companies

130
3 years ago

The following startups are no longer in YC but will be returning for the 11th batch in June:

130
3 years ago

A startup that does not currently exist for which you will build a minimum viable product, market it, and repeat the cycle to get to product/market fit

129
3 years ago

A company that helps online retailers “persuade” a customer to buy from them instead of their competitors. It uses algorithms to determine where the customer is in the buying cycle, and tailors a message to the customer so that they’ll click through to their website.

129
3 years ago

A new app that allows users to “virtually” connect with a well-known psychologist. The app

129
3 years ago

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

129
3 years ago

A startup for used cars and motorcycles where buyers can find sellers in their cities and vice versa.

129
3 years ago

Given that it was the first company to launch in the YC Demo Day, the list below is the most complete list of all of the startups that have been accepted into YC.

128
3 years ago

These compostable cups are meant to help coffee shops reduce their packaging waste. They can be full of coffee or tea or soup and you can recycle them, but they don’t break down in landfills.

128
3 years ago

A platform for companies to facilitate “experiential learning” programs. They’re currently working with three startups, including one in the YC batch.

127
3 years ago

A personal assistant for NYC apartment dwellers, designed to help apartment dwellers get their mail, make and respond to calls, and do their laundry.

126
3 years ago

A social platform for a new generation of sports fans. The company wants to attract the casual sports fan who never watches their local teams on TV, but enjoys following them online. The startup is currently in YC Summer 2019.

126
3 years ago

A startup that aims to help realtors automate their sales process, using a digital agent that keeps track of the status of a property and opens real estate listings on the internet. The startup is pitching the service as a way to drive down “the average home sales cycle” from six months to two.

126
3 years ago

A financial services startup that helps companies and employees track their cash flow and financial status. The company is building a software platform that says can help companies manage their funds, from paying employees and issuing paychecks to buying inventory.

125
3 years ago

A startup that helps women measure their menstrual cycle in a way that’s more conducive to women’s health.

125
3 years ago

This is the startup building a more humane and effective way to recycle scrap metals.

124
10 months ago

A tech company building a marketplace for real estate development projects. They say they’re in talks with Y Combinator to build out a product startup within YC.

123
3 years ago

Only 1% of all workers in the US have their overtime legally included in their paychecks. This startup wants to be the alternative. They’re building a mobile app that tracks time and automatically computes overtime pay.

122
1 year ago

This startup is building an app that cuts through the noise of the daily news cycle, by separating the good from the bad. The app, called “The Daily”, takes a different perspective, highlighting the optimistic and the important, but not the trivial. It’s already been featured in the Washington Post, Fast Company, and the New York Times.

122
3 years ago

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

121
3 years 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.

121
10 months ago

A virtual assistant that helps people get answers to basic questions (“How much is a flight” “What time does the next flight to NYC leave”) — a digital concierge, basically.

121
3 years ago

A platform for the sale of used goods from motorcycles to cars, broken down into subcategories

119
3 years 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.

119
9 months ago

The list above is a small sample of the companies YC companies have invested in. Below is a complete list of companies YC invested in.

119
3 years ago

A mobile app for women who want to know how much time they spend on their menstrual cycle.

118
10 months ago

A startup that provides payments for electric motorcycles

118
3 years ago

A SaaS platform that lets businesses manage their customer lifecycle, from acquiring customers to servicing them and moving them through the purchase cycle.

117
1 year ago

A peer-to-peer marketplace for finding and buying used phones. The company says they have $10,000 monthly recurring revenue, counting YC as one of their customers.

117
3 years ago

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

116
3 years ago

A company making a “smart” dryer, with an internet-connected app that helps users set the temperature on their washing machine and adjust the duration of the dryer cycle.

116
3 years ago

A space-saving, eco-friendly, solar-powered tent that's built with bamboo and recycled plastic. It's also waterproof, and when the time comes to move, it folds up into a waterproof bag, taking up less space than a cooler while still providing a dry, protected space for outdoor camping.

115
3 years ago

A smart device that can monitor sleep cycles and ease the process of getting a better night's sleep. The startup is building out a smart device to help people sleep better.

113
3 years ago

"This list of startups is a non-exhaustive collection of the best companies funded by YC. It's not intended to be a comprehensive list of all startups funded by YC. Regardless, we'll be publishing additional startups funded by YC at a later date."

112
1 year ago

A platform that helps companies connect with their customers at the most important part of their life cycle: when they’re deciding whether to buy from you.

112
3 years ago

A YC company that builds virtual assistants to help people with social anxiety.

111
3 years ago

This is a company that makes solar powered bike lights for cyclists to use on dark streets and trails.

110
1 year ago

A software company that helps companies design payroll and HR software. Recently acquired by Paychex.

110
2 years ago

A startup that tracks the food that ends up in your recycling bin, planning to create a new market for recycling food waste.

109
3 years ago

A group of “startup veterans” that want to build a platform for startups to raise capital. It aims to help startups raise $500,000 in seed funding, as well as $1 million in Series A funding and $5 million in a Series B. The startup is in pre-launch mode, with a staff of 15 that includes YC alumni.

107
3 years ago

The "Y Combinator Blog" is a blog that provides updates about YC companies along with news about YC itself and the startup community.

107
1 year ago

A bicycle sharing system in cities worldwide. The startup plans to launch in the UK in early 2016.

107
1 year ago

A remote hiring platform for HR recruiters. It has 3 enterprise customers, 1 of which is YC.

107
3 years ago

In November, 2018, YC alumni and partners went on to found

105
1 year ago

is working on a bike-sharing platform for the long-term rental of bicycles that are still in good condition.

105
3 years ago

 A startup that compares and recommends providers of childcare, school, and daycare based on the cost, quality, and convenience of the care. Looks like a better version of Nannybook.

104
2 years ago

Helping employees track their paychecks and see their own data in a clearer way.

104
2 years 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.

104
3 years ago

This startup is working to make it easier for people to find and buy insurance online. The startup is a relatively quick study that completed YC’s Startup School program in June.

103
3 years ago

A map of New York that acts as a digital billboard, providing advertising and location-based services. It was one of the winners of the NYC Tech Challenge.

103
3 years ago

The accelerator program, which uses the Y Combinator model, has graduated from YC more than 50 companies and has been called “the most successful startup incubator”.

103
2 years ago

A tool for hiring employees. They’re based in the Bay Area and have raised $100,000 from YC in 2019.

103
1 year ago

A tool for helping salespeople track the performance of the leads they’re working with through the funnel’s lifecycle.

103
1 year ago

A company that rents out space in its facilities in San Francisco and New York to companies who want to host events. The startup recently secured $1.1M in seed money to expand to a larger space in NYC.

103
3 years ago

A data-driven platform for B2B businesses looking to make smarter hiring decisions. The company says they have over 10,000 customers, including YC partner Stripe.

102
3 years ago

Another way to track your health and wellness. The startup is currently working with a major health care group in NYC.

101
3 years ago

A startup trying to solve the logistics problem of selling and transporting used electronics. The company wants to eliminate the hassle of storing, moving, and recycling the product.

101
3 years ago

A company that allows people to create customized “banking services” for themselves, from getting their paychecks directly deposited to arranging overdraft protection or making payments online.

101
3 years ago

A startup that makes it easy to book flights on Scandinavian airlines. It’s currently a YC summer program.

100
3 years ago

A platform for selling and buying used cars, introduced at YC’s Demo Day in 2015. The startup brings a car buying platform to a market where many people don’t have credit or don’t want to deal with the hassle of financing. It’s already in use in the Bay Area, and is looking to expand to other areas of the country.

100
3 years ago

A company that creates a line of high-end electric scooters for use in urban areas, no motorcycle license required.

99
1 year ago

A travel service for dog owners that lets pet owners take their dogs to the groomer, vet, doggie daycare, and boarding.

98
3 years ago

A tool for freelancers to track how much work they’ve done, pay invoices and manage their projects. The startup is working with YC alumni to grow the team.

97
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a payroll system that relies on an online dashboard for employees and their managers to see and manage their paychecks.

97
3 years ago

A startup that manages the billing cycle for restaurants and other service companies, with a goal of reducing the number of times customers have to reconcile with their bank account.

95
3 years ago

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

94
3 years ago

One of the winners of the YC Engineer Day, providing a service to help companies automate their user onboarding process, making it easier for them to onboard users without needing to manually create a signup flow.

94
1 year ago

Next Jump is building a platform that allows consumers to sell their e-waste, turning it into a material that can be made into keychains, necklaces, and other products.

94
1 year ago

A startup that uses AI to help companies identify potential employees. YC invested in the company after it was founded in May 2018.

94
3 years ago

Dedicated to helping tech companies build more sustainable products, it’s a platform for tracking products’ carbon emissions and life cycle, and helping companies figure out what to do to reduce them.

93
3 years ago

A platform for advertisers to find and target the right demographics and psychographics. The startup is also working on an ad tech platform for brands that want to target “hard-to-reach” consumers.

92
2 years ago

A startup that aims to improve fertility by allowing women to track medical side effects of their cycle, including ovulation.

91
2 years ago

These are the best of the best of the “good” ideas from YC’s Summer 2019 applications round. These companies hope to launch accelerated programs in the next 4 months.

91
2 years ago

A startup that uses data science to help companies find new talent. The Startup is currently working with the YC SaaS alum and YC Alumni Wayfair.

90
2 years ago

A startup to help people get a mental health checkup by a clinical psychologist after a significant life event, such as a breakup.

90
2 years ago

A platform to help women in the US manage their menstrual cycles more efficiently

90
2 years ago

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

90
1 year ago

The Startup Battlefield has also been judged by the number of companies that have been funded by YC alumni, who are the most successful of the Y Combinator alumni. In the first year of the event, Y Combinator provided around $240,000 in funding to the winning companies in the Battlefield. In later years, that number has climbed to around $700,000.

90
3 years ago

A startup that helps businesses manage all their customer data and automate tasks across the customer lifecycle. The company says revenue will be generated through the use of its software, which runs on the company’s API.

89
1 year ago

A premium, on-demand cleaning service in NYC

89
9 months ago

A startup that aims to use a technology called "Dissociative Inhibition" to turn AI into a tool to help cure psychological disorders. The technology is currently in a clinical trial.

89
3 years ago

A startup that wants to build a real-time streaming video platform for the news industry. It wants to help news organizations deal with the trend of short attention spans and a shortened news cycle.

88
2 years ago

Last year, I wrote about how some of the most successful Y Combinator companies are focused on solving the problems of the modern worker, like home care, transportation, and education. The most successful YC companies are built on the idea that technology should be helping workers, not fighting them.

88
2 years ago

 A “smart helmet” that helps cyclists avoid cars while riding their bikes

88
2 years ago

A multi-location physical store that sells items like bicycles, fitness equipment, and outdoor gear. The company has $2 million in revenue and 20 employees, and is based in New York and LA.

88
2 years ago

A startup that helps people share their bicycles in the hope of getting them fixed, or sold.

88
2 years ago

A company that allows customers to control their home’s temperature, lighting, and other systems using an app. The startup plans to launch in NYC first, but they're looking to expand to other cities soon.

88
2 years ago

“From the outside, our team is probably the most diverse in the YC batch [of the past five years],” says cofounder Raman Harsh, an MIT alum. “There are no limits on race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.”

87
1 year ago

A new way to measure movement, less like steps and more like running or cycling. The startup is developing a sensor that can measure movement with a three-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer.

87
2 years ago

The startup is building a platform that helps teachers of all kinds to save time and money on school supplies using an app. They sell to schools in the US, and plan to expand to other countries as well. They have $5,000 in monthly revenue, counting YC as a customer.

86
1 year ago

A startup that provides daycare workers with a tool to help them appraise their own work performance.

86
3 years ago

A startup that helps employees set up automatic recurring payments from their paycheck. The service is aimed at companies who don’t use a software for auto payments, and the company is focused on helping these companies avoid the hassle and expense of manually setting up recurring payments.

85
2 years ago

A food delivery startup that only delivers food and drink that’s been on the premises for a couple hours. It’s already expanded into DC and NYC.

85
2 years ago

A "social media platform for people who already have social media accounts", with the goal of helping people create better profiles on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. In 2015, the startup raised a seed round from YC.

84
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform that allows filmmakers to work on productions that are in different stages of development, enabling them to make the most out of every moment in the cycle.

84
2 years ago

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

84
2 years ago

A startup that helps companies create better customer profiles, including demographic data, psychographic data, location data, preferences, and other factors.

84
2 years ago

A startup that’s building a way for people to pay bills online. The startup is a YC alum and has raised $1.3M from investors.

83
2 years ago

This is a wearable for women that helps them track the menstrual cycle. The company aims to create a cheaper alternative to other wearable products.

82
2 years ago

A group of app makers, including a former YC batch, started a startup to enable broadcasters to promote their content through Snapchat.

82
3 years ago

An AI-based platform for managing and improving product lifecycles, the company wants to enable manufacturers to make their products safer and more reliable.

80
2 years ago

A startup that wants to create a “virtual cycle” for getting employees, students, and governments better benefits and services through “social innovation”.

80
2 years ago

A WeWork-esque coworking space in NYC that has memberships that are priced based on a number of factors, including what you’re working on, where you’re working, your gender, and more.

80
1 year ago

A platform that helps people, like parents, plan their kids’ education. The startup is best known for its app, which helps parents create a personalized learning plan for their children. It’s also in YC’s summer batch.

80
2 years ago

A system that allows consumers to save money by re-cycling plastic bags, keeping them out of landfills and out of the environment.

79
2 years ago

A platform for people to find and book daycare for their kids, partnering with daycares and care providers.

78
2 years ago

 A platform that lets freelancers buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act, then pay monthly premiums that are deducted from their paychecks.

78
2 years ago

Other companies accepted into YC include:

76
2 years ago

A company that allows employees to pay their employees from their paycheck simultaneously.

75
2 years ago

A startup that helps people reduce their phone bills. It’s being announced today at the YC Demo Day.

75
2 years ago

A YC company that’s building a platform that helps small businesses get a loan from their bank. They’re also building a tool to help banks make loan decisions.

75
1 year ago

A company that helps people get the most out of Spotify while they travel. The company is currently in YC’s Summer 2019 batch.

75
10 months ago

The companies featured above have either been accepted into YC or are in the application process. Other companies on the list below have not been accepted into YC, but are still in the running.

75
2 years ago

Ink is a platform for live events, with a focus on music. Users are able to create and manage their events within one platform and then broadcast these events to the world. Ink also offers a community feature, where users can share content with each other. The company raised $12.5 million, with 23,000 users in 50 countries, and is backed by Lightspeed and Greycroft.

74
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier to find and monitor the data you’re paying for in all your online accounts. The company has launched in NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles markets.

74
2 years ago

A startup that uses AI to tailor your work environment by taking the psychology of your job and the company you work for into account. TRACE, which launched in early 2019, has found that when you work in a “high-energy” job, your brain feels more alert and focused, but that when you’re in a “low-energy” job, your brain feels more relaxed and unfocused.

74
2 years ago

This startup wants to help people buy, sell, and use their old phones for recycling.

74
2 years ago

Empowering employers to provide the right focus and motivation to employees, providing behavioral science-based training by bringing together neuroscience and behavioral psychology.

74
2 years ago

A cycle sharing startup aimed at growing urban cycling in cities.

74
1 year ago

The company’s micro-loans are targeted at helping people who are faced with emergency financial needs, like medical bills, school fees and daycare payments.

74
3 years ago

Idea: This startup is building machine learning software that helps people create smoother panning and zooming in videos. The startup previously sold a product called Flycam that helps camera operators smoothly move from one part of the scene to another.

73
2 years ago

A company that helps companies better understand the psychological data that their customers are taking. The startup is still in its beta phase.

73
2 years ago

A project created by YC alum Eric Migicovsky, it’s a device that can measure your physical activity and communicate with your smartphone.

72
2 years ago

A professional recruitment platform for people who want to work from home. The startup is currently in YC, but is still raising funds.

72
2 years ago

A team of cyclists who want to take a different approach to a dating app.

72
2 years ago

A smart suit that monitors a cyclist’s body and sounds an alert if the cyclist is having a heart attack. Geekster’s founders say that it’s a much cheaper alternative to an electrocardiogram, and only takes a few seconds to measure a person’s heart rate.

72
2 years ago

The company makes a point of celebrating the diversity of its employees, regardless of background. They’re relatively young — the company is the youngest in YC to go from demo day to $1 million in revenue — and more than half of the team is female.

72
2 years ago

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

72
2 years ago

This startup wants to help people who are self-employed get a regular paycheck and benefits.

72
2 years ago

A startup that helps people with debt or other financial obligations pay off their student loans faster with automated paychecks.

72
2 years ago

A SaaS business that helps companies build customer journey maps. It’s a tool that helps companies track where their customers are at in their lifecycle.

71
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform that allows you to track your running and cycling data, as well as a community of other cyclists for comparison.

71
2 years ago

A feature-rich, fully-hosted virtual networking and collaboration platform for businesses. The startup says it has 1,000 paying users, including YC companies.

71
2 years ago

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

70
2 years ago

The startup is building a full-stack platform to help companies manage their own internal customer service, essentially taking the customer service team out of the sales cycle.

70
2 years ago

Smart locks, keychains, and other products that make it easier to lock and unlock doors.

70
2 years ago

This healthcare startup wants to help employees avoid the cycle of health insurance premiums and high deductibles. They send a monthly debit card to employees, and can be customized to cover a certain amount of money per month for a certain service, ranging from life insurance to primary care to dental. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

70
2 years ago

A software company that helps healthcare companies make sense of “Big Data” to fuel change. Its customers include health tech startups like Molnlyck, and Kaiser Permanente.

70
1 year ago

In 2018, YC Labs selected a total of 36 startups from the batch to continue on to the next phase of the program. The majority of the founders were based in the US, with three from Israel, two from Canada and one each from Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, Hong Kong, France, Hungary, India and England.

70
1 year ago

A healthcare analytics startup that uses AI to detect early signs of hyperglycemia in patients.

69
2 years ago

A product that helps engineers build software, including a feature called “Life Cycle” which helps predict when software should be rewritten.

68
2 years ago

A messaging app for over-60s that helps them communicate with their families. The company is currently in a YC Demo Day.

68
2 years ago

All of these companies use YC's office space at 1120 Market St in San Francisco, except for the following

68
2 years ago

A startup that is building a mobile app that can guide cyclists through repairs to their bikes, helping them keep their bikes in good shape.

68
1 year ago

A startup that helps people pay their bills by deducting money from their paycheck and sending over other forms of payment. It’s a way to keep track of expenses and save on fees.

68
2 years ago

A software company that helps B2B accountants manage the entire end-to-end accounting cycle. It currently has contracts with three companies and is looking for more.

67
2 years ago

A company that is working on a tool for salespeople to navigate the sales cycle faster and easier.

67
1 year ago

This startup wants to help employers manage their employee’s paychecks. The company wants to be the only way for companies to manage their employee’s paychecks in India, and is working with companies like DBS and Tata Communications.

67
1 year ago

A bike sharing company that offers dock-less bicycles, where users can pick up an available bike with a smartphone and leave it anywhere. Based in Vancouver.

67
1 year ago

A startup that wants to help people open and manage multiple bank accounts from the same device. The business is focused on the unbanked and offers services in the US and India and has seen $500,000 in revenue since it launched at YC Summer.

67
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that lets cities and companies tag where their waste goes, so that it can be recycled more efficiently.

66
2 years ago

This startup is building an app that helps local governments work with recyclers to bring recyclable waste to buyers at a price they can afford to pay.

66
2 years ago

A software company aimed at helping people find market research opportunities, such as through surveys and Facebook ads. They currently have 4 jobs posted, two in YC, and two at their other company.

66
1 year ago

A company that makes a product for finding people to copycats, who then work for the company as independent contractors.

66
2 years ago

There are two ways to get around the city. The first is the conventional private vehicle. The second is a bicycle. EcoBike wants to connect users to their bicycles via apps, and provide a software platform to allow the bikes to talk to each other.

65
2 years ago

A startup that sells a plan integrating engineering teams with the design team, managing the product and its entire life cycle, and automating many processes.

65
2 years ago

Projects from previous YC batches that have gone on to raise funding

65
2 years ago

A platform for social networking on the go that allows you to use your phone as a keychain, thus saving you the hassle of having to carry a wallet and a phone.

65
2 years ago

The startup wants to help retailers better track and track their products' lifecycles, and increase the shelf life of goods.

64
2 years ago

This is a “social media for stores”, letting retailers create their own social media accounts to tell their cool stories and promote their products. It was one of the first startups to launch out of YC, and is 12 people now.

64
2 years ago

This startup is looking to help businesses in a very crowded space get a better handle on the various systems they use to run their sales. So far they’ve built a system for retailers to track the entire cycle of a sale, from data entry to sale to follow-up.

63
2 years ago

The Business of College is a collection of stories and advice from YC partners who will be sharing their experiences from the 2015 class in a series of blog posts.

63
2 years ago

A platform that helps consumers track the full life cycle of their cars, from ownership to maintenance.

63
1 year ago

A startup that helps you get your recycling sorted by country, weight, and type.

63
1 year ago

 A startup that allows users to monitor and track their health data and share it with other users. The company’s first product is a sleep tracker that promises to deliver insights into the user’s sleep cycles, leading to a more restful night’s sleep.

63
2 years ago

A tool for sales reps to get started with cold emailing and the sales cycle.

62
2 years ago

The Y Combinator events also hosted a number of side events with non-YC startups, including a Startup Battlefield event that featured startups from other incubators. As with the main event, startup pitches were split into teams of 4-5 people, which was organized by Y Combinator, the incubator, and the startup. The teams would then have the chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges.

61
2 years ago

A direct-to-consumer chiropractic service. They have offices in NYC, LA, and a satellite office in Atlanta.

61
2 years ago

A free bike parking app for NYC that was built by a team of New York City bike messengers.

60
1 year ago

A startup that tracks where your recycling and trash goes, so you know exactly what you’re throwing away.

60
2 years ago

A company that creates a single platform to manage the entire sales, marketing, and customer support cycle for a product. Zolli currently has a pilot for a new product launch agency.

59
2 years ago

A company that wants to use its machine learning to help you find the best deals at local stores. The company is self-funded and has already built a prototype. The company says it will use the funds from YC to scale its team and move into a warehouse in San Francisco.

59
1 year ago

The company is building a sales management tool that helps sales managers manage sales cycles.

59
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform that integrates with existing accounting systems to make them more efficient and less expensive. This is the first class to have a student who is a full-time employee of a company, which the startup says is rare for a YC company.

58
1 year ago

Idea, one of the startups in the first cohort of the YC Fellowship, is building a tool to help the tech industry manage diversity and inclusion.

58
1 year ago

This startup is building a platform for companies to build and manage their own websites. They’re working with YC companies as well as enterprise clients.

58
1 year ago

This app is building on the success of Swych, a tech company that makes it easy to raise money in equity crowdfunding.

58
2 years ago

A subscription-based service that allows users to rent out their idle processor cycles to others, with payments based on the amount of time the user is doing the work.

57
2 years ago

A startup that lets you pay your friends and family without any fees. Currently in YC Demo Day.

57
2 years ago

A platform for booking classes and studios like Zumba and SoulCycle, with an integration that allows users to earn workout credits for a class after each session.

57
1 year ago

A company that manufactures reusable plates and cups that are used once and then recycled

57
1 year ago

A health app that allows a user to track their sleep cycle, and get tips on how to sleep better.

56
1 year ago

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

56
1 year ago

A data management platform for startups who ship services to their clients over the phone. The company wants to be the one stop shop for all of the different tools and products startups use to manage the lifecycle of their services.

56
1 year ago

A marketing automation platform that helps small businesses manage their marketing and sales processes, with built-in customer lifecycle management.

56
11 months ago

A food delivery service in NYC that pays employees in food.

56
2 years ago

This is a company that offers a credit card for people who don’t have a credit score, and has already received over $1 million in funding from some big investors, including YCombinator, Peter Thiel, and Andreessen Horowitz.

55
2 years ago

A platform that helps people find and make connections with other people based on what they’re interested in. The company says they’ve already built a network with over 1,000 active users, and they have a big presence at tech conferences like YC.

55
1 year ago

The competition is judged by past members of the YC Fellowship, YC partners, investors and journalists. Past judges include:

55
1 year ago

A consumer app that helps with the “lifecycle of a purchase”, helping users order products then return them, saving the merchant money and decreasing waste.

54
1 year ago

According to this article, "This is the most comprehensive list of YC companies by their partners."

54
1 year ago

A platform for companies to use to manage support requests, issue tickets and track project lifecycles.

54
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a “psychographic” screening system for digital ads. The system will be able to determine a user’s gender, age, and even their preferred color.

54
1 year ago

A startup focused on helping “boundaries of the farm” in California’s Central Valley, so that farmers can look for new ways to grow food. The company purchases and recycles organic waste, converts it into rich compost, and sells it back to farmers.

53
1 year ago

The following people have been selected as the 2019 class of YC Demo Day Fellows:

53
1 year ago

With YC’s latest batch, they’ve reduced the number of people accepted into the program to 20, down from 23. The startups have also opted out of their previous program model, in which they accepted a number of companies and invested in all but one, and instead will only accept one company in the summer (with the possibility of two in the winter).

53
1 year ago

A SaaS product that is designed to help small businesses collect data and manage the customer lifecycle. The startup wants to help small business owners sell more products and services.

53
9 months ago

A leaders-app for team members, meant to make it easier to stay connected to the people who make them great. They have an existing startup that they’ve been working with for over a year, and they’re currently in talks with YC as a potential advisor.

53
1 year ago

A SaaS solution for enterprise customers looking to integrate analytics and dashboards into their e-commerce processes. The startup is using the YC model to market its product.

52
1 year ago

The startups that passed through YC at the time of the application deadline can’t apply to the accelerator again.

52
2 years ago

A payment platform for shared bicycles. The bike sharing startup is focused on supporting bike-sharing startups, helping them with everything from pricing to marketing to customer service. It’s described as similar to the software they create for Uber, allowing bike-sharing companies to have a single dashboard to manage everything.

51
2 years ago

A startup that brings the benefits of a “quiet studio” to people who live in buildings that aren’t as soundproofed. The company’s co-founder, who was previously a producer for The BBC, says he uses the studio for “super-advanced brain science and psychology research”.

51
1 year ago

A company that enables businesses to send runners to pick up a quick order when they’re not available to accept them in person. They’re looking to build their customer base in the NYC area.

51
1 year ago

The following companies have been selected to participate in the YC Demo Day in New York City on November 16th.

51
1 year ago

It's a digital network of female filmmakers and filmmakers at risk, with a launch in NYC in 2017.

50
1 year ago

A company that helps college students pay for their education by enabling them to make a loan payment with their paycheck.

50
3 years ago

A startup that sells physical gifts that you can print out on a 3D printer (IE: A keychain, a tissue box, a phone case)

49
2 years ago

A startup that helps those who are unable to access their paychecks or bank accounts in the US send remittances.

49
1 year ago

In 2018, the most well known YC batch was the Winter batch (Winter), which took place between December 26, 2017 and January 12, 2018. The companies in this batch are:

49
1 year ago

This startup is working on a solution to help local governments keep track of trash and recycling in their districts.

49
1 year ago

Builds and markets solar-powered electric bicycles, like the one below, that can carry up to 300 pounds and travel up to 60 miles per charge.

48
1 year ago

Designed to help people search for and filter out the noise in the current news cycle, Signal Spotlight is a quick way for people to get the gist of what’s happening.

48
1 year ago

A startup that helps get people to donate their spare devices to nonprofits. The startup has built a platform that brings in excess devices and recycles them into new ones for those in need.

48
1 year ago

A “crowdsourced personal assistant” for managing your finances, with a dashboard for tracking your spending and a mobile app for handling money transfers. The company has been working with YC companies in the past.

48
1 year ago

The startup is building a tool that helps people setup their own crowdfunding campaigns. The company helps them raise money by giving the pledgers a cut of the funds. The startup is currently a YC company.

48
1 year ago

A business that turns any car into an autonomous vehicle. The startup wants to use a combination of sensors to create a “self-driving car for the masses.” It’s been through YC twice, and says it has a working prototype with a working business plan.

48
1 year ago

This startup wants to help people save money on car insurance premiums by offering a more transparent way to compare plans. It’s currently one of YC’s 9 startups in the insurance space.

47
1 year ago

A platform that will give clients access to a pool of freelance talent to complete their projects. The startup’s funding comes from YCombinator, with its app launching in June.

47
1 year ago

A company that helps major companies hire talent, specifically in the tech space. The company operates in NYC, San Francisco, and Austin.

46
1 year ago

Working with 25 enterprise customers, including YC, Slack and Dropbox.

45
1 year ago

A startup that creates travel guides on how to get around the world by car, bicycle, or on foot, designed to help travelers get better acquainted with the local culture and environment.

45
1 year ago

A startup that helps consumers compare and find the perfect fitness classes in NYC. Founded in January and backed by Accel Partners and 500 Startups, the company includes a mobile app, a series of Youtube videos, and an online community where New Yorkers can share their workout routines.

45
1 year ago

This company helps people in low-income countries purchase a monthly cycle of pills for their family members. The startup will also implement a new payment system for the public, that can be used by the public to purchase cycles and pay for them in a similar way to how they pay their phone bill.

45
1 year ago

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that helps companies manage the full life cycle of IT projects, from sales to service.

45
1 year ago

A company building a platform that helps people, like parents, plan their kids’ education. It’s currently in YC’s summer batch.

45
1 year ago

“We’re taking a page out of the mobile-first approach and looking at the entire customer lifecycle. We’re starting with the customer funnel and and the transaction cycle.”

44
1 year ago

A way to collect and analyze large amounts of data from communities across the U.S. and Canada. The startup’s app is an alternative to existing pollsters like SurveyMonkey and SurveyCaster, meant to make surveys easier to collect and analyze.

44
11 months ago

A company that helps retailers to get the most out of their customers’ loyalty programs. Loyaltyclub takes a commission from retailers who offer their loyalty program and gives them access to a customer database that they can use to analyze customer behavior and make more targeted offers.

44
1 year ago

A startup that wants to sell solar-powered air-conditioners that cut energy costs by 70%, and are made out of recycled materials.

43
1 year ago

A startup that allows for lifecycle tracking of all physical assets.

43
1 year ago

This was a list of the startups that participated in the YC Winter 2018 Fellowship, as of January 2018.

43
1 year ago

An e-commerce platform for selling prescription drugs. The startup hopes to handle the entire lifecycle of prescription drugs from manufacturer to pharmacy to patient.

42
1 year ago

Portals for all things fitness, including running, swimming, cycling, and other activities, with a focus on the health of their users.

42
1 year ago

A game where you play as a psychopathic serial killer that has to kill innocent people in various locations. The game is intended to be creepy and make you feel bad about yourself.

42
1 year ago

A company that provides tools to help with implementation of the eKYC process to comply with KYC regulations by using them on clients’ behalf.

41
1 year ago

A B2B company that helps people manage their child care and daycare costs, by allowing parents to pay for child care via their payroll.

41
1 year ago

A tool for finding and keeping up with the most useful and relevant content on the web. Envato’s editor-in-chief, Jellyvision, says it’s another tool for publishers to find and share the best content in a very crowded space. The startup is funded by the venture capital firm Ycombinator and aims to be a one-stop-shop for tools, content and plugins.

41
1 year ago

A company that builds a system for managing the “full life cycle” of a product, from design to shipping to storing in a warehouse.

41
1 year ago

A brand new startup, not on YC, that focuses on providing toys to families with young children.

40
8 months ago

A startup that helps companies hire people for in-person recruiting events. They currently have a few YC companies as clients, though it’s early days for the company.

40
8 months ago

These are the companies that are finalists at the YC Demo Day. A few startups are also in the YC batch of companies that did not raise capital.

40
3 years ago

Idea: Tushycom is a subscription service that sends you a fresh toilet seat every month

39
1 year ago

A “digital assistant” that helps you with different tasks, like monitoring your sleep cycle, creating a shopping list for your grocery store run, or getting directions.

39
1 year ago

A platform to help NYC residents find an electrician for their home. The platform connects homeowners with licensed, vetted electricians who can get the job done.

39
11 months ago

An online marketplace for hiring real estate agents, and one of the first companies to apply for YC, in 2012. The company is now headquartered in New York but still has a significant presence in San Francisco.

39
9 months ago

A company that makes flexible plastic “honeycomb” solar panels that are durable, rigid, and cheap.

39
1 year ago

A company that helps employees monitor and pay other employees, with payment that's deducted from a person's paycheck.

38
1 year ago

This startup is building a way to make recycling food waste a more efficient process. It’s taking waste materials like potato peels and turning them into a drinkable, nutritionally-rich, high-protein powder.

38
1 year ago

An email marketing service that helps businesses communicate with customers without having to open their email inbox. The startup says they have $12,000 in monthly revenue, counting YC as one of its customers.

38
9 months ago

The startup helps manufacturers use the teardown process to improve production and reduce costs. This helps them track and manage their product lifecycles in a way that makes sense for their business.

38
9 months ago

A tool that helps users manage their relationship with money, with an app for managing finances and budgeting. It’s been used by over 35,000 people in 2,000 organizations, and is using YC money to get a big expansion across the U.S. in 2019.

37
3 years ago

Idea: A way to help people find therapists and psychologists that fit their needs.

36
9 months ago

A community of local businesses in NYC that are looking to hire people. There’s a pool of over 200 companies that are available for hiring, with over 200 openings in total.

36
9 months ago

Product management platform that aims to help companies manage the entire product cycle, including ideation, requirements, design, development, and testing.

36
1 year ago

This startup helps people get “paycheck-to-paycheck” banking, a means of making regular payments to family and friends.

34
1 year ago

A company hoping to save the world from the ills of e-waste. The startup wants to pay people to recycle old electronics.

34
1 year ago

In previous years, the YC Fellowship has also included a number of startups that were rejected from YC.

34
1 year ago

"We're building an operation manager that helps retailers build and manage their fulfillment centers. They can get a digital dashboard view of their fulfillment centers, different people doing different jobs, and they can monitor each individual worker. It covers the entire lifecycle of a single box moving through an assembly line."

33
1 year ago

A startup that specializes in assisting mothers and new mothers (including fathers and grandparents) in finding childcare and daycare in their area.

33
9 months ago

A startup that uses machine learning to determine the best sleep-cycle for each individual based on sleep patterns, lifestyle, and genetic data (all for free).

32
8 months ago

Businesses in NYC can now get a free, 90-minute consultation with a lawyer to help them navigate NYC’s rent laws.

32
1 year ago

 Kunvi is a service that helps people discover and communicate with other similar people. The startup is a spinoff of YC’s Summer 2011 batch, and is headquartered in San Francisco is hiring full-time engineers.

31
10 months ago

The following companies had their YC Demo Day presentations on September 30:

31
3 years ago

Idea: A platform for managing shared bicycles. Currently, there is no incentive for people to pick up bikes. The company wants to help companies manage their fleet of shared bikes.

30
10 months ago

A startup that provides a mobile app that connects small businesses to local waste and recycling services, with an API to allow other local businesses to integrate their services.

30
9 months ago

This startup connects mobile users with local babysitters, and helps them choose a neighborhood babysitter. It’s a YC company and currently operates in NYC.

30
8 months ago

A startup that helps users manage and keep track of their financial investments. The company says it has $8,500 in monthly revenue from YC.

30
7 months ago

Y Combinator is a group of investors who invest in companies with ideas they think have “big market potential.” YC is based out of Mountain View, and focuses on everything from mobile/web startups to medical-tech startups.

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3 years ago

Idea: A startup for organizing and publishing video interviews with people on the internet, initially for people who are doing YC interviews before Demo Day.

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1 year ago

In addition, YC includes a number of other programs, such as a software development program that develops products for the “Internet of Things”, a mentorship program for entrepreneurs looking to build companies outside of the US, and a program to help alumni launch companies.

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11 months ago

A SaaS for enterprise companies to manage the entire software lifecycle, including design, project management, and deployment. The startup is focused on the enterprise space.

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9 months ago

A startup called SmallFoot is working on a mobile app that helps people find the best route for walking, cycling, or running to their destination. They’ve built a company based around improving the health of the planet and reducing carbon emissions.

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1 year ago

A company that wants to build a way for brands to encourage their customers to adopt environmentally friendly behaviors, like recycling

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11 months ago

The Winter '16 class of Y Combinator has included 50 companies, including 11 that have joined the class of YC companies before.

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3 years ago

Idea: A SaaS service for companies to manage their digital onboarding without having to make their own software. Currently has $30,000 in recurring revenue, and has raised $45,000 from YC.

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1 year ago

A tool for personal finance that helps people save, pay down debt, and manage all their financial accounts. The startup says that it has $30,000 in monthly recurring revenue, and counts YC, Braintree, and Capital One as customers.

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11 months ago

The company’s premise is that a bicycle can be more powerful than a car. Instead of using a motor to move itself, it uses an electric motor to provide power, which it says is more efficient and cheaper than a car. The company wants to launch in the US and Europe by 2022.

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9 months ago

This startup lets you sell your car, truck, boat, or motorcycle for a pittance on the internet.

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9 months ago

The following list contains a mixture of ideas created by graduates of Y Combinator's summer program, and other companies that YC-backed startups have turned into full companies.

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8 months ago

An online encyclopedia for all things related to the San Francisco Giants.

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7 months ago

The following companies were selected by YC as one of the top companies in the class of 2018:

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3 years ago

Idea: A keychain-sized wind turbine for charging phones

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8 months ago

A platform for managing the entire life cycle of content, leveraging the massive amounts of data around content and the tools and expertise that come with it. The company is in the process of obtaining the necessary licenses to operate in the EU.

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8 months ago

The founder of Crest, a food delivery platform (and former YC company), is helping a new startup get off the ground with recipe software.

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6 months ago

The following startups were selected by YC for a second batch of seed investments.

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3 years ago

Idea: A tool for helping companies and employees build their own internal chatrooms. The founder says that the product has been used by YC for the past few years, and is now being offered to other companies as well.

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3 years ago

Idea: Focused on the US, this startup is building a platform to help YCs hire contractors for small jobs like painting, sewing, carpentry, or installation.

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3 years ago

A startup that sells toilet paper made out of recycled paper

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9 months ago

This startup is building a luxury concierge service in the NYC area. The company’s founder has said he hopes to create a service that’s a bit like a concierge for the wealthy.

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7 months ago

A “personal assistant” for people who want to track their sleep and be more productive. The app connects users to their connected alarm clocks and other devices to track sleep cycles and alert people when they are not in the optimal sleep cycle.

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7 months ago

A way to send money without fees. The startup began as a project from Spark, a YC startup that was acquired by PayPal, and then spun off of PayPal. The startup uses a mobile device to scan an item’s barcode, compare it against a list of unique codes, and automatically send money.

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10 months ago

A startup that hopes to make it easier for companies to save another 20% off the top of their employees’ paychecks. It helps companies maintain a better internal payroll system while employees use the money to lower their monthly bills.

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7 months ago

A startup that uses more than 1,100 sensors attached to a motorcycle to monitor a rider's health and location in real-time.

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3 years ago

Idea: Mycrojobs wants to make job hunting fun with games and prizes It’s a platform for recruiters to manage their hiring pipeline and for job seekers to find jobs

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10 months ago

A personal finance app that helps you manage your money, including helping employers manage the paychecks of their employees

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6 months ago

A startup for the purchase and sale of used cars on the cheap for people in the middle of a large budgeting cycle.

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5 months ago

The startup helps designers prototype ideas, and is also in the business of creating websites and landing pages. The company’s founders say 40% of their business is with YC companies, and that they are expecting a $1 million revenue run rate by the end of the year.

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7 months ago

A startup looking to help find homes for abandoned mobile devices. The startup has a team of data scientists and machine-learning engineers who scour places like garbage dumps, recycling centers, and landfills to find phones that can be resold.

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6 months ago

The following are the most popular YC-backed companies by category.

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6 months ago

An online platform for buying and selling any type of vehicle, from cars to boats, and motorcycles to RVs.

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5 months ago

A free hackathon-style event that happens every other week in downtown NYC, with talks from startups as well.

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7 months ago

A way to coordinate doctors and nurses to cover shifts for daycares, schools, etc.

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6 months ago

Civic is a digital identity platform that enables users to store, validate, and verify their identity information online. It is developing Civic's core technology, a mobile-first identity wallet, and a secure know-your-customer (KYC) system.

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5 months ago

A YC company that’s building a platform to help people decide what to do after college with a service that matches students with internships, jobs, and classes.

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3 years ago

A startup that creates a system so that people can create a new email address to be used for a specific family member (IE Mom@familycom)

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7 months ago

A bike rental system in NYC that's also a delivery system for food, in which riders receive a smartphone app with menu options and pick up a kiosk to order food. It's available in 40 markets in the US and Canada.

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6 months ago

In addition, there are 6 companies that have announced they will join the YC Demo Day, but have not yet been accepted into YC.

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6 months ago

Note: These companies were accepted into YC, but have not announced their Demo Day

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3 years ago

Idea: A platform for custom-welded bicycles The startup was founded in September and has $15M in pre-orders for its debut bike: the Pista Track

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3 years ago

Idea: An e-commerce site that sells recycled products, such as old books, smartphones, and art

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7 months ago

A marketing platform for events, including concerts, conferences, and festivals. It has launched in seven cities so far and counts YC as one of its clients.

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3 years ago

A startup that helps people who are visiting NYC find the best places to eat, shop, drink, and get a massage

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3 years ago

A startup that gives people a guided tour of a city (I know there’s one for NYC, but there could be one for other cities)

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