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Yc Startup Ideas



1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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5 months ago

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

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11 months 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.

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1 year ago

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

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11 months 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.

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11 months 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.

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1 year ago

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

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11 months 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.

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1 year ago

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

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11 months ago

 A startup that matches people for daycare and nanny work.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

111
1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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11 months ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

104
1 year 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.

103
1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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10 months 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.

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1 year ago

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

101
1 year 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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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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

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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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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

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.

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1 year ago

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

90
1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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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.

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1 year ago

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

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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.

85
1 year ago

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

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1 year 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

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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.

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11 months 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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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.

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9 months 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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11 months ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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9 months ago

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

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

Dates of service, and exit history of current YC companies

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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.

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1 year ago

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

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8 months 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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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.

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10 months ago

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

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1 year 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."

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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7 months ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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8 months 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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8 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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11 months 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.

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10 months 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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10 months 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”.

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10 months ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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10 months 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.

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7 months 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.

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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.

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10 months 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.

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7 months 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.

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6 months 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.

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10 months ago

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

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10 months ago

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

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11 months 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.

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3 months ago

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

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1 year 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.

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5 months 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year 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.

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1 year ago

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

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6 months ago

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

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1 year 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.

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10 months 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.

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8 months 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.

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5 months ago

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

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9 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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9 months 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.”

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4 months 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.

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1 year 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.

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8 months 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.

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6 months 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.

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10 months 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.

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2 months 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.

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10 months 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.

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7 months ago

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

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6 months ago

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

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6 months 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.

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10 months 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.

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9 months ago

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

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9 months ago

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

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6 months 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.

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4 months 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.

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5 months ago

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

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9 months 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.

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8 months ago

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

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8 months 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.

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5 months ago

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

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7 months ago

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

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6 months ago

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

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5 months ago

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

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10 months 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.

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1 month ago

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

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5 months 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.

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2 months 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.

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1 month 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.

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6 months 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.

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5 months 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.

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2 months 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.

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8 months 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.

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7 months ago

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

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4 months ago

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

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8 months ago

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

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6 months ago

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

24
4 months 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.

24
9 months ago

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

23
8 months ago

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

23
7 months 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.

23
6 months ago

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

23
7 months 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.

22
7 months 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.

22
4 months 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.

22
3 months 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.

22
8 months 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.

21
3 months ago

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

21
9 months 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.

20
8 months 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.

20
7 months ago

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

20
3 months ago

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

20
3 months ago

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

20
1 month 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.

20
4 months 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.

19
4 months 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.

19
3 months 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.

19
1 month ago

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

19
1 month 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.

18
1 month ago

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

18
24 days ago

Other companies accepted into YC include:

18
5 months ago

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

17
3 months ago

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

17
2 months ago

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

16
1 year 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.

15
5 months 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.

14
2 months ago

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

14
1 month 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.

14
14 days 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.

14
3 months 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.

13
2 months 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.

13
4 months 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.

12
3 months ago

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

12
2 months 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.

12
3 months ago

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

11
1 month 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.

11
2 months ago

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

9
11 days ago

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

9
3 months 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.

8
2 months 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.

8
4 days 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.

6
3 days ago

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

6
2 days 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.

5
12 hours ago

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

0
1 year ago

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

-1
1 year 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)

-1
1 year 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)

-1
1 year ago

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

-1
1 year 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

-1
1 year 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

-1
1 year ago

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

-1
1 year ago

Idea: A keychain-sized wind turbine for charging phones

-1
1 year 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.

-1
1 year ago

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

-1
1 year 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.

-1
1 year 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.

-1
1 year 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.

-1
1 year 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.

-1
1 year ago

A startup that sells toilet paper made out of recycled paper

-1
1 year 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 [email protected])

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