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A machine learning tool for recommending books based on a user’s reading history.

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đź’ˇ Converting ads into in-game currency, which can then be used to buy items in the game

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A company that helps people figure out what kind of insurance they need, and then helps them find the best and cheapest way to get it. The startup says they’ve already gotten good feedback from people who have used their site.

749

A startup that sells a box of essential tools for people who are traveling abroad !!!

520

A map service for communities that provides real-time alerts about road closures.

399

A browser extension that tracks the cost of your everyday items (fries, cup of coffee, etc.) over time and cross-references this data with the Starbucks menu. In addition to the main purpose of tracking your coffee expenses, the tool also allows users to find out if they are spending more than they should and how to cut back.

385

A startup for selling and buying used computers from other people. Users can sell their old computers in exchange for cash or trade them in for newer ones. The company provides a platform to help people sell their old computers and also offers a buy credit option.

365

A video creation tool for real estate agents, meant to allow agents to “film, edit and upload videos in minutes”.

298

A startup that helps people with insomnia and other sleep issues by giving them advice on how to sleep better

285

A software company that makes a device that allows users to monitor their home energy use and adjust it remotely.

267

A platform that connects customers to doctors and patients in a way that doesn’t require uploading even a single file. Patients can ask any doctor questions about anything, and get a personalized response in a few minutes.

253

A private, secure messaging app that allows you to communicate with people who have already invited you.

214

A team that creates digital advertising for brands. The startup says they have over 1,000 clients including companies like Ford, Sony, and General Electric.

202

The company was founded by Ramy El Bannaoui and Chris Curtis, who had previously founded the company in 2007 and sold it in 2011.

183

A startup that sells ready-made food for people who live in an area where it’s hard to get good quality food

175

A startup that wants to sell insurance to people who own property, and who want to protect it in the event of a fire. The startup has already built a platform for homeowners to claim their coverage, but needs to raise $5 million to build out a back-end system and additional products.

164

is a platform that allows users to buy, sell, and trade gift cards for a small fee.

160

A company that helps users adjust the size of their online image and videography with a simple drag-and-drop tool

148

Localization software that helps companies hire workers who can speak, read, and write in multiple languages.

147

A new company, made possible with the launch of the new iPhone X, is developing a smartphone that looks like a watch and can be used to take selfies.

146

In addition to making new sodas, this startup is looking to take on the soda industry as a whole by introducing healthier alternatives to soda, such as carbonated teas and fruit-flavored water.

142

This startup is building a digital library for musicians that helps them discover new music and share more about themselves. The company has already signed a couple thousand artists.

140

A startup that helps people who are trying to travel abroad adjust to their new surroundings

138

A startup that allows you to make a purchase using your fingerprint. The startup wants to make payments dead simple.

138

A startup that sells monthly boxes of essential tools for people who are traveling abroad

132

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

131

A “social network for crypto users”, allowing them to share their investment and trading strategies with each other and follow other traders.

131

A social network for people who want to broker deals online, offering a place to advertise, find buyers, and find sellers on the platform.

129

A startup that says it helps marketers target their Facebook ads by machine learning. The startup’s CEO says everyone is already familiar with the concept of machine learning, but the way it’s implemented in Facebook ads is confusing and not very effective.

129

A startup that sells a kit for people who want to do the things they have always wanted to do but never had the time to do

125

A company that helps teachers who don’t have access to iPads and other education technology tools.

122

A company building a browser extension that adds web-based editing to Microsoft Word, enabling users to do everything from adding images to creating tables and charts.

118

A startup that wants to simplify the process of buying insurance, allowing people to compare prices, read reviews and buy with a few clicks online.

117

A team of data scientists comes up with a way to use machine learning to detect fraudulent credit card purchases. The company says it has already helped its clients save $7 million, and expects to save the same amount this year as well.

117

A software company that helps companies with their landing page optimization, helping them do things like better target their ads to different customer segments and track their content performance.

116

A platform for young adults to take a break from college and earn money.

113

A startup that helps small businesses take advantage of a new type of insurance: self-funded insurance.

113

A startup that wants to make the web more social and connect people. The company is building an ad-free platform to give users more control over how they use the web.

113

 A Chinese-language news app. They have about 200,000 users, and are profitable. They’ve already raised $3.5 million.

113

Idea: A virtual reality startup for the e-commerce industry It wants to help online retailers build VR ads and other virtual experiences

110

Idea: A startup that aims to help small business owners get more leads by offering a solution to automate lead generation.

110

A platform for engaging in adventure activities with your friends and family.

110

A robo-advisor for people who want to invest in cryptocurrency.

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In 2018, the firm moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City.

106

A startup for the sale of trading cards that helps you track and manage your collection.

106

A search engine for fashion companies to find clothes and accessories that go well together, cut for a specific body type, or are made with sustainable materials.

105

A company that wants to take stock trading to the next level with an AI-powered app that can trade stocks with the same confidence and speed as a human.

105

“Best of Philly” Awards by the Philadelphia City Paper:

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A startup that provides a platform for students to connect with academic coaches online

102

A startup that wants to help small businesses open up their books to investors and banks. The startup says it’s already raised $3 million and has a team of 12 employees.

102

It’s a Chrome extension that helps you create a to-do list and also adds a new to-do item to your calendar. The startup has raised $2.2 million so far.

102

A startup that acts as an intermediary to help people travel abroad to work with companies

100

SaaS company that helps businesses with compliance and regulatory headaches like tax reporting, sales tax, employee onboarding, and more

100

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

100

A startup that gives users a way to find a nearby person that can help with any task, from dog walking to medical advice, for a fee of $15

98

A B2B company that provides software solutions to restaurants and bars wherein you can order ahead by text, email, and phone.

98

A platform where people can create a profile and upload photos of themselves to be rated by other users. The site is mostly for fun at this point, but it could be a useful tool for dating.

98

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

97

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

96

A tool to help users upload, edit, and share their computer or phone screens. It’s currently in private beta.

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Marketers use it to make custom ads for users of all ages and cultures.

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

94

A startup that’s looking to build a chatbot that can serve as a digital concierge for your home. The startup is already working with a few dozen home service providers to offer its AI-powered service.

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

92

If you’re a food blogger, you need to know how to cook. The startup helps you do just that with a workflow that allows you to take photos of food you’re cooking and then create a recipe card that you can share with your readers.

92

This company wants to build a platform that automatically adjusts the rate that your car consumes fuel based on a variety of variables (driving conditions, time of day, weather, etc.)

92

An e-commerce platform for the fashion industry. They say that their technology can help fashion brands save billions of dollars in handling admin tasks.

92

A startup that provides storage services for people who are traveling abroad

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A startup that provides data about charities so you can see how much they are spending on administration vs program expenses

91

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

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A Chrome extension that lets you keep a record of sites and the articles you read.

91

A platform for people to buy and sell cryptocurrency. It’s not a brokerage, more of a marketplace for buyers and sellers to trade crypto.

90

A startup that provides marketing services for small businesses, with a focus on Facebook advertising.

90

A startup that offers a service for people who are working remotely to advise companies on how to adapt to remote workers This is a large market on its own

89

A startup that helps people find and review the best electricians, plumbers, and other tradespeople. They currently operate in the UK and US.

89

A startup that sells a $100 smart plug that does everything from controlling the lights in your home to allowing the owner to read text messages on their smartphone from anywhere.

89

A revenue sharing model for people who want to share their personal data with advertisers. By offering a monthly subscription, the company expects to earn revenue from those who feel most comfortable sharing their data.

89

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

89

A startup that lets people create VR content using their phones. The company has already raised $8.2 million to build three apps that use different VR hardware.

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

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Idea: A platform for making, distributing and monetizing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) games The company says it’s already built over a dozen AR and VR games and is currently monetizing them through app stores, advertising, premium content, and in-app purchases

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They’re the modern version of a “grocery store”, with a storehouse of over 400 in-demand items that can be added to a wish list. They’re free for consumers, but can have a fee for businesses with 500 or more items in stock.

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A tool that helps identify the people that need to be at a meeting, and the people who are already there.

88

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

87

An AI-powered financial advisory platform that helps people make better financial decisions.

87

This startup is building an app that lets drivers pay for parking in advance from inside the app.

87

A company that makes a pair of Bluetooth headphones that are like a high-end pair of AirPods, but with a subscription service to make them more affordable.

87

In the US, over $15 billion is spent on advertising for pet care services, but there is currently no app-based service that lets you find a good pet sitter. Pet Care Hero wants to be the first.

87

The company’s first product is a credit card reader that plugs into a mobile device. It’s meant to work with a smartphone’s wireless charging capabilities.

86

The startup is building an app that integrates with Nest thermostats to automatically adjust your thermostat based on your schedule and preferences.

86

A platform that connects car dealers and automakers to help them sell, advertise, and service new cars and repairs and replace existing ones.

86

A company that helps online businesses with their online marketing by allowing them to target their customers based on their search history and then match them with a relevant video ad

86

Eliminating the need for a physical address

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A company that uses a patented optical-recognition technology to read barcodes and replace QR codes.

85

A company that builds “smart in-app advertising” for mobile games.

85

This is a photo sharing app that lets you send your friends a “snapshot” of whatever you’re looking at. The startup monetizes via selling advertisers the ability to target specific geographic areas or high-traffic areas.

85

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

85

A platform for ad-tech startups to compete with Google and Facebook

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

85

For those who can’t afford to pay for a full-time financial advisor, this startup offers hourly advice via phone or video.

85

A SaaS tool for finding and booking open-ended, immersive style tours in any city. The startup also offers a booking platform for short-term travelers and an app that lets you book tours in advance.

84

Health insurance is so complicated that people often prefer to just pay the tax penalty and ignore it. This startup wants to make health insurance easy, with an automated system encouraging people to enroll and take advantage of the tax savings.

84

A startup that promises to be the next Uber for the taxi industry. Instead of incentivizing drivers by paying them directly, they’ll pay the driver’s customer base.

84

This startup is building an app that connects big companies with local small businesses in order to take advantage of the buying power of the millions of small business owners in the US.

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A startup that’s building a business platform for people who want to monetize their own social media content and make money instead of just getting paid to post it.

84

A platform that allows people to rent out spare bedrooms and/or spare bedrooms with other household members. It’s designed to help people earn additional income from their homes while also giving their families the chance to stay in their homes in times of need.

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a company that helps customers in Europe manage their money quickly and easily. Its first product will be a prepaid Visa card that can be loaded with cash through a debit card.

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A web-based company that helps businesses track and manage their expenses. It is company that offers a “price tracking system” in which businesses create a spreadsheet, and then captures all their expenses through the software.

84

a tool to help people measure and reduce the impact of their social media use on their personal and professional lives. It’s been downloaded over 1 million times.

84

A company that sells a case that charges a smartphone via the headphone jack

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 A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to optimize lead generation. The startup’s customers include Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest job site, and the US’s largest insurance company.

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The people who already use the app can buy more tickets and make bigger purchases, which will bring in new customers.

84

A new kind of payment system that allows taxi owners to compete with Uber and Lyft. Instead of needing to call a dispatcher, riders can hail a cab in real-time and pay directly through the app.

83

A startup that is working on a location-based ad platform. Their pitch is that they are the only ones building a smart ad stack that works across all channels, including the web, apps, and the physical world.

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The startup is building a tool that helps hospital administrators and physicians make informed decisions about patient care.

83

A company that’s building advanced software to help the government battle terrorism.

83

A mobile app that helps people find the best and cheapest public transportation in their city. Called "Uber for Transportation", it's already in beta in New York and San Francisco.

83

A startup that lets people write to their local news outlets and broadcast their thoughts and ideas to the public, akin to what the Snapchat Discover platform does for millennials. The twist, of course, is that these broadcasts are live and recorded.

83

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

83

A platform for self-hosting, on-demand virtual reality content, allowing users to access VR worlds without a headset.

83

An online marketplace for the trade of used books, trading them through a trusted system.

83

Ripple is a platform for creating virtual currency and a payment system. The startup is trying to get merchants to adopt its digital currency by offering them a low-fee payment processing system.

83

Builds an alternative to the traditional car buying process.

83

This startup wants to help people find “unexpected connections”, i.e. happenstance encounters with strangers that lead to new connections.

83

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

83

A $12-per-month service that brings an emergency food box to your doorstep. The startup has already helped more than 300 people, and partners with a network of food pantries.

83

The company believes the camera app should become a “mobile photo studio” where you can easily retouch and adjust your images.

82

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

82

This is a company that wants to help companies keep an eye on their employees. The company launched in late May and has already taken over $100,000 in seed funding.

82

A micro-loan startup that helps small businesses get loans to cover inventory. The company, which was founded in May, says it has already closed $1.5 million.

82

A way to make your phone’s battery last longer. The startup uses a sensor that tells the phone when it is being charged and when the battery is running low. It then adjusts the phone’s power management settings.

82

A new service to help users find and manage tech tools, services, and gadgets they use every day.

82

A tool for recruiters that allows them to scope out potential employees in advance.

82

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

82

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

82

A chatbot that helps personal financial management. The startup is looking to build a platform that aggregates data from a variety of online and offline sources to provide financial guidance and advice to its users.

82

A $1 cloud-based platform for sharing your music, where friends can listen to it for free. The app is already on the Apple Store, and the company is looking to expand to Android and Windows.

81

A mobile first video messaging app. Launched in July and already has over 1 million users.

81

A platform for pharmaceuticals that wants to be the Uber for drug distribution. Instead of having to find a distributor, the startup wants to connect patients directly with pharmacies that can provide them with medicines.

81

A digital dashboard for people to keep track of their personal and professional goals. The startup is based in San Francisco, and has just closed a $2.5 million round led by former Dropbox executive Adam D’Angelo.

81

A platform for internet trolls to sell and trade their hatred. It allows people to create "troll profiles" and then sell and trade posts.

81

A company that helps businesses adopt a Salesforce-like platform designed to help them sell more efficiently.

81

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

81

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

81

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

81

A startup that allows anyone to create and promote a podcast, and then earn revenue through advertising and sponsorships

81

A startup that crowdsources legal advice by using “smart contracts”.

81

Shopify's Indian subsidiary is helping build an "online-only" (so no offline sales) marketplace that will sell goods made by small artisans and craftsman. While a combination of Alibaba and Amazon, the market size is expected to be between $500 million to $1 billion in 2023.

81

This digital platform is for booking conferences, events, and meetings between companies. It aims to be a “Facebook for meetups” and has already raised $1 million.

81

Polite.com is building on the idea of “time banking” — people who trade their time for other people’s labor. They have a number of products that do this, including a new one that pairs people with tasks and then allows them to track their work.

81

A startup that wants to build a system that uses machine learning to help businesses with advertising.

81

A startup that provides credit to college students based on their predictive ability of their future grades

80

A company that sells an AI-powered financial advisor to help people save for retirement. The company says it has had more than $30 million in AUM.

80

A tool for developers to create recruitment ads

80

A company that enables companies to build bot-enabled services and chatbots. The company already has a beta product, a chatbot for booking a server that runs on Amazon’s Alexa.

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A way for people to upload to their Amazon wish list from their phone

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A startup that helps e-commerce businesses expand globally. The company says it has helped over 1,000 merchants expand into more than 60 new countries. The company has already launched its first product, a global e-commerce marketplace, to the public and has launched in six countries.

80

Using AI to help brands reach their customers with the most relevant ad campaigns. The startup offers a “personalized” message algorithm that’s meant to deliver ads that are more likely to be clicked.

80

A software company that creates an API for a network of processors and license holders to manage payments in real-time. The startup was founded by two former executives of Adyen, a global payment processing company.

80

A way to help people share their calendars with family and friends and collaborate on events. The company has already raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

80

A cloud-based service allowing customers to track their shipments in real-time. The startup says it has already signed up around 500 customers, and has raised $1.6 million in funding.

80

A platform that helps ad agencies, marketers, and agencies reach people across multiple channels based on their interests, without having to find their personal email addresses.

80

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

80

A new type of restaurant that delivers meals, but instead of ordering food online, you get to pick it up at a store. The app will be available in the next few months.

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The goal of this startup is to help consumers shop for services that match their needs, rather than relying on recommendations from friends and family. The company looks to compete with platforms like Groupon and LivingSocial by selling subscriptions that will take care of the customer. The startup is already working with a number of Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

80

A startup that sells the homes of people who are traveling abroad for long periods of time and stay

79

A tool to help teachers grade homework by grading it automatically, in real time.

79

A crowdsourced platform for companies and individuals to network and find leads.

79

It’s a digital calendar that allows users to have a “someday” calendar in addition to a “today” calendar. The startup wants to help people plan more efficiently.

79

A startup that aims to help you become more productive by helping you learn the tricks of the trade that will help you get more done.

79

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

79

A self-serve platform that connects independent contractors and clients across North America. The startup says their platform helps to reduce the overhead of managing a workforce, while providing an easy way for employers to find talent.

79

A tool that can build an inventory for a company’s product, or an E-commerce site for a product. The startup says it already has $2,000,000 in sales per month after launching in February.

79

A startup that helps you set up a study abroad or exchange program at a college in the US. The startup is currently focused on China and has a pending partnership with a college there.

79

A company that provides a way to buy and trade crypto at the best prices. It’s an app for iOS and Android that allows users to use crypto to pay for things.

79

A company that wants to take the lead in creating a system to pay for things at the point of delivery.

79

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

79

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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A company that helps small businesses buy and sell all their equipment in one place, avoiding the disadvantages of Craigslist and other marketplaces, with a process that’s automated and secure.

79

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.

79

The startup’s service allows users to create custom-designed and branded debit cards to be used at millions of locations in the US, UK, Canada, France, and Australia. It also does global spending and cross-border payments for businesses that need it.

79

This authentication app is made for Airbnb and other service providers. It lets you use your phone to make a secure token to authenticate yourself to an app.

79

A startup that is building a way for people to use their GPU instantly and directly for cryptocurrency mining and trading

78

A tool for helping people and companies create better ads based on what works best

78

Celadon is making a platform that helps companies recruit, hire and pay for freelancers.

78

A mobile app to help people get ready for bar exam

78

Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows restaurants to use their app to take orders for their customers, with the option to customize the meal or package it for individual delivery. It already has 2.4 million users within the UK and a service that is growing more than 100% year-over-year.

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 A tool to help you do a better job of selling. You can either search for people to sell to, or build a list of your own contacts. The company charges $3 per lead, $10 per contact, and $10 per sale.

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A company that’s built a software platform to translate a user’s text into a computer-readable language. It’s already in use by several Fortune 500 companies.

78

A barter system for small businesses to facilitate trade with other small businesses.

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The company wants to build a tool to quickly and easily streamline and automate ad campaigns across social networks.

78

A startup that wants to make it easier for businesses to build their own online store. Instead of a lengthy process of building an e-commerce site themselves, the startup will make it easy for a business to buy in to a pre-built site.

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

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Symmetry is building a digital taxidermist, a tool to help users turn their photos into 3D digital models. It can be used for anything from creating a doll of a family member to making a taxidermy mount of a dead animal.

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A search engine for small businesses with “no ads, no tracking, and no fake news.”

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A platform that helps advertisers to optimize the return on investment for their digital campaigns.

78

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

78

Philadelphia is home to many notable media companies, including:

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HousingBridge is building a new kind of mortgage broker, which essentially performs mortgage origination services for large banks. The company is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago and San Francisco.

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A platform for lawyers to offer legal advice to small businesses, and help them with various legal issues.

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A startup building an app that helps companies manage their international workflows. The solution is aimed at companies that have multiple different offices around the world, be they full-time or digital nomads.

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A small batch manufacturing business meant to help customers get their hands on the newest, shiniest (and most expensive) gadgets the minute they’re released.

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

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A startup that builds an app that helps people with ADHD filter out distractions at work and focus on what they need to be doing.

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A platform to help college students compare programs and prepare for graduation.

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Each week, the startup curates a list of 3-10 new books, videos, podcasts, and articles from the industry and the web that it thinks are worth reading and listening to. The startup also curates a weekly newsletter.

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

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This startup is looking to make organic food shopping for the Whole Foods shopper a little easier. They’re working with farmers to create an easy-to-use app that allows users to buy produce from their smartphones. They’re currently working with three farmers in the Midwest and hope to add more in the future.

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict where companies will be in three years. They’re based in Philadelphia but working with clients around the world.

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A startup that makes a “personalized financial advisor” out of your phone.

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Founded in 2015, Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley-based startup incubator and seed fund. Y Combinator has invested in several companies that have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. It has also had several companies drop out of its program.

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 A platform for connecting ridesharing services along with their drivers. The startup is targeting the US market, but has already expanded into Europe.

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If you want a car, the first thing you do is call your insurance company, and then you call your bank. The startup wants to automate this process and allow users to pay for their car insurance online with their bank account. It’s already working with AAA.

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A software platform for publishing academic papers and hosting conferences, designed for scientists, researchers, and students.

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Unload is a frictionless way to share your vehicle.

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

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A company that allows people to plug in their credit card info, and then allows them to download their credit report

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A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to find lost furniture that you left on the side of the road for pickup

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A startup that helps employees scan and organize their company’s medical data. The startup also created a tool to help admins manage their health data.

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This company’s goal is to organize global trade data in one place. It wants to be the Amazon of global trade.

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A startup that sells cases that attach to iPads, allowing users to take notes using a stylus and take pictures right from the iPad.

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A startup that lets you monitor what the weather is doing at any time, including real-time forecasts for specific locations. They are building a tool that can give you a heads-up on what the weather will be like when you next leave the house.

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This startup’s goal is to prevent ad fraud. It uses a combination of machine learning, data mining, and crowdsourcing to help companies like Amazon and Google detect fraudulent activity on their platforms.

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to make a website load faster, by picking up on the most common web performance problems and offering solutions.

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A startup that wants to disrupt the textbook market by offering low-cost, digital textbooks made by an average person.

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This startup is building an AI-powered tool that helps people communicate with their doctors, who can then respond with medical advice.

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A mobile app that allows customers to book services from home doctors. They’re also focusing on providing privacy for health services, by ensuring that the doctor never sees the patient’s name, phone number, or address. The company is currently working with a hospital in NY.

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A platform that allows multiple users to create a single item, then share it with a single shipping address.

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Create a social network where people promote content and earn from the ads they share.

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A platform for creating individualized content in bulk. It helps small businesses create advertising campaigns through its machine learning based technology

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A software platform that allows customers to find out where they can buy products and then subscribe to them in advance. The startup is building an e-commerce platform for physical products, with an emphasis on beauty. The company is based in San Francisco.

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ShopStyle is a subscription-based visual merchandising platform that allows retailers to create branded shopping experiences. ShopStyle gives retailers a way to create different streaming layouts, video ads, and product displays that are tailored to each individual customer.

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

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A company that helps designers create custom-made leather goods for clients.

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A startup that uses a sensor and a mobile app to monitor heart rate and push the data to a doctor’s smartphone. This ensures the doctor has a real-time read on the patient’s health.

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An Uber-like app that helps people find reliable childcare. The startup is based in San Francisco and already has hundreds of parents on its waitlist.

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A startup that lets people in the US upload their resumes to a centralized platform, allowing the hiring managers to search for candidates and see their backgrounds.

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A startup that aims to build on the popularity of the #hashtag, by adding a way for users to add hashtags to their tweets.

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A tool for recruiters, that lets them upload their resume to a centralized network and have it automatically filtered to candidates that are a good match for a given job.

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Academic research: “We are in the midst of a digital revolution, where the ability to extract value from data is rapidly outpacing the ability to create it.”

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

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A solution for marketing and advertising products to people shopping on Amazon.com

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A platform that allows businesses to pay contractors and freelancers via mobile, not PayPal. The startup wants to make it easier to pay contractors and freelancers for work, and avoid the headaches of payment processing.

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

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A startup that helps quickly build custom web pages for brands, selling them to clients at a fixed price. The startup wants to replace the very expensive full-page print ad with a mobile-friendly digital display ad. Their potential clients include agencies, brands and ad tech companies.

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This is a startup that helps businesses demo their products on the web, using pre-made widgets that look like online store pages.

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A new way for companies to pay employees, using a rewards-based system with no cash transfers. The company instead creates a digital savings account for employees, allowing them to track their earnings and also cashing out the money when they leave.

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A startup that helps companies create quick spreadsheets for their different departments

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A startup that is refining the way financial advisors do their work, letting them adjust to the needs of their clients.

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A startup that wants to add interactive games to a TV broadcast of a big game, and bring sports fans to the game and keep them engaged for longer than the halftime show.

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A platform that provides personal finance advice in the form of an AI-powered personal financial advisor. The startup is currently in private beta.

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A startup that helps people who are selling products on Amazon and provides them with advice on how to sell more and get positive reviews

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This is a community for videographers that already has 300,000 members.

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A $1 cloud-based road trip planning tool that allows users to plan and share their travels.

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This startup wants to build a platform that allows companies to manage their entire supply chain from their headquarters.

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Helps users sell to the right people at the right price. The startup says it has already secured $1 million in funding from investors.

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Slack is a project management and chat platform for teams and groups. Slack builds software as a service (SaaS) products, which are web-based applications that companies or organizations can use instead of having to install or maintain software on their own computer.

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A real-time, live-streamed messaging and video platform for sports fans. The company is headquartered in Chicago.

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This startup’s goal is to “improve the lives of those living with opioid addiction”.

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

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A SaaS platform that helps you manage your sales pipeline. It provides tools to help sales reps track their pipeline activity, and allows reps to manage leads.

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A startup that wants to be a consumer-facing for the trade-only ICOs.

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Founded in 2015, Flyfree is an SEO agency based in London. They provide digital marketing services and run their own SEO training academy.

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The startup’s unique approach to the problem of finding a G Suite admin. It employs a screener algorithm to automate the process of hiring a G Suite admin.

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A platform that connects brands with influencers for advertising, sponsored content, and social media campaigns.

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This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.

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This startup is building a digital library of sorts for the music industry. It hopes to replace the print-only distribution models with a digital distribution platform that allows users to sell music with minimal friction and low overhead.

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A digital marketplace where businesses can trade services with each other. Dutch startup has already built one app for this.

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

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A platform that allows interns to book their own Facebook Ads, so they’re not limited to the ones their company sets up.

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A platform that will allow you to make adjustments to your iPhone or iPad without having to open it up. The startup is focused on making it easier for people to tweak their iOS devices.

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A way to track and pay for university teaching gigs in India. The company says they already have payment processing partnerships in place in India and are looking to expand to other countries. SENSEI is one of the only companies that offer this kind of service in India.

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A partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to educate and promote conservation of marine life through the sale of marine fish.

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A “smart” hospital bed that monitors patients and adjusts the temperature in response to their health concerns. It also tracks their movements to prevent falls.

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

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A startup that wants to create a “Global Economic Graph” with a database that will track international trade.

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A leaderboard that uses push notifications and social media to let consumers know when their favorite brands are engaging with them.

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A startup that helps advisors make their clients’ portfolios work for them.

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Meetup is a platform for people to meet up in person and interact with each other. It's especially useful for groups that have members spread across different cities or different countries.

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A startup based in San Francisco that aims to help people more easily track their personal finances. The startup is building an app with an “expense tracker” that lets you add and organize expenses and bills.

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A company that aims to help companies scale their sales operations. They are building software that helps people be more productive when generating leads.

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A Waze for real estate. This startup wants to help people find the right home for them, and sellers get access to a broader set of buyers.

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A startup that sells the first commercial drone to have a consumer version available, with a price tag of $1,000. The drone is made for those who want to experiment with aerial photography and videography.

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A startup that makes it possible for anyone to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a customer service call center without having to re-enter their information. The company has already secured funding from Y Combinator, AngelList, and Techstars.

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

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A real estate focused business that connects tenants and landlords. The startup is a bit like Rocket Mortgage, a company that helps people with bad credit refinance their home loans — the startup’s focus is more on the landlord side of the equation. The startup charges a monthly fee of $50 for their service.

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A startup that wants to take the friction out of the process of purchasing a home. Instead of going through a bank, you can do all the paperwork online.

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A next-gen ad-tech company that’s building a content-targeting tool for online publishers.

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A company that wants to make it easy for large companies to take advantage of technology and automation to save money, while still ensuring employees have access to human resources, benefits, and security.

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A startup that helps workplace wellness with activities like yoga, personal training, team bonding, or even leaderboards for photos of employees’ healthy lifestyles.

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

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A startup that wants to bring a similar UI to the world of online banking, except that instead of generic banks, the startup offers a wide array of financial products.

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

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A startup that aims to help consumers get a better idea of how a product is being made, from labor sourcing to sourcing of materials.

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A social network for those in finance, made with the goal of “reducing the cost of the financial system by democratizing access to financial markets.”

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A company that makes it easier for retailers to offer discounts on products, allowing them to promote sales without advertising.

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A new product that adds a watermark to videos, which helps users monetize videos on platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

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Adams, Tim (2017, August 7). "The Changing Tech Industry’s Labor Crisis", The New York Times, .

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A startup that helps businesses manage their risk and compliance exposure with regulatory reporting. The company is currently in “batch”, with plans to launch on March 1, but has already signed up 10 clients.

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A startup that sells a service where they will help you figure out what to do with your old car when it’s time to trade it in

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

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This is a loyalty platform for businesses, with a twist: users only get points for small purchases. The company claims it’s already profitable.

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

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A startup that wants to help businesses create video marketing content inside of a Slack channel instead of a separate app or website.

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The list is not all-inclusive, but we've tried to include a representative sample of the many companies, startups, and other organizations in the Philadelphia tech scene.

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This is a “Y Combinator for entrepreneurs”, where people can get feedback and advice from Y Combinator alumni.

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A platform for managing multiple email addresses, groups, and more.

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

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This is a service that helps businesses manage their employees’ time and attendance, helping them cut down on administrative costs and employee theft.

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

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

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A startup that looks to make it easier for the elderly to get a second smartphone. They’re looking to make it easy for the elderly to get a second smartphone when they’re already paying high smartphone bills. They’re launching in a few months and have already received a $250,000 investment from an angel group in the Valley that helps solve “pioneering problems in emerging markets.”

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TechCrunch’s IPOs have been pretty good over the past decade. The 14 most recent IPOs have collectively brought in $2.4 billion as of April 2018, according to research from Pitchbook.

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Innovative SaaS startup that helps brands and agencies create sales funnels, eliminating the need for manual lead expansion.

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A platform that helps you make never-ending, premium video content for your YouTube channel. It allows creators to generate content and not worry about the ad revenue.

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This company is building a way to use the cloud to power next-gen B2B products that can adapt to changing customer needs. Three enterprise customers.

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A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

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

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

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A company that helps online businesses with online marketing by targeting their customers with specific video ads and other creative content

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A startup that wants to solve the “capital management” problem for enterprise software startups. Instead of companies managing all of their own financial resources, they plan to provide a service that helps startups manage their capital, paying for those resources as needed.

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A startup that provides people with a custom-made suit and then sends a tailor to their home to help them get fitted

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A startup that provides a service to help people who are getting divorced (I would prefer this to be a service that provides advice on how to get through the divorce)

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A remote-work solution for business partners and freelancers, letting them work from anywhere. It’s a sort of “Uber for freelancers”, and is based on the idea that most clients don’t want to hire someone for a long-term gig, but instead need someone to tackle a project for a few days or a week at a time.

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Plans to help businesses and individuals, both in the US and abroad, to pay for their healthcare with Bitcoin.

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A toolkit for programmatic buying of ads on Facebook. The startup is pitching the tool to agencies and advertisers as a way for them to automate Facebook ad buying.

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A “cool” conference that focuses on both thought leadership and new technological trends.

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A browser extension for Google Chrome that allows you to search for and filter in-app ads.

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A startup that is developing a platform that helps creative agencies, brands and agencies capture and broadcast videos with social media. The idea is to help brands showcase their work and have the material distributed through a variety of channels.

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A two-sided marketplace for recruiting, with employers and job seekers trading feedback and contact information. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but also has offices in Los Angeles and Philly.

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This startup wants to help adults learn to code.

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

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Polldaddy is an app that allows users to make polls, collect data, and share the results. It works with most social media and blogging platforms.

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A web-based platform for students to market and sell items they’ve made in their spare time.

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A product that helps financial advisors create discounted and flexible investment plans for clients.

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A digital solution that helps companies build their own “mobile internet” in cities where there are no roads, by letting companies connect to nearby beacons.

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A tool to help predict and prevent the spread of malware, malware-related scams, and other malicious software.

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A startup focused on making it easier for employers and HR professionals to manage the onboarding process. The company is building a process for hiring new employees that’s “one of the most frustrating parts of the process”. It would be used to help the company add new employees, fix the onboarding process, and help identify the right kind of jobs for the company.

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

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A tool to help your employees get paid faster, with 30,000 businesses working with it already.

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A social network for financial advisors, aimed to help them find new clients and provide timely advice.

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A platform that lets home buyers and sellers trade home inspections.

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A no-code app which allows users to take a photo, upload it, and have it designed with a scratch-off code. The designs can be made by users for free or paid via subscription.

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A solution for the unstable relationship between digital ad buying and the media buying process.

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A startup for building and selling websites using pre-made templates.

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A startup that helps mobile app developers manage their costs by identifying the best time to purchase and sell mobile ads It’s currently working with 500 developers to help them optimize mobile ad spending

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A startup that lets independent creators on Amazon sell their own products Amazon already offers this feature to big businesses, but this startup lets individual sellers sell their own stuff

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A startup that wants to sell real estate agents a software tool that helps them manage leads and communicate with the client

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A product that helps transport companies find and hire drivers, with a focus on the U.S. trucking market. The startup is marketed towards companies that already use a third-party recruitment or “driver matching” service.

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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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A logistics marketplace for e-commerce companies. The startup wants to help buyers and sellers find each other, and has already paired up with a few major retailers.

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A startup for financial advisors to offer financial planning services to businesses, taking a commission on the fee. For instance, the advisor might charge $150 to help a company with a financial budget.

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A software company that helps companies build out their marketing automation systems, allowing them to focus on the marketing tasks they know how to do well rather than managing spreadsheets.

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A platform for financial advisors to manage their clients’ investments. The platform is intended to help advisors avoid mistakes often made by new advisors, and set up automatic investment reports.

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A startup that lets you order a batch of custom-made grilled cheese or pizza from 24 different restaurants, and have them delivered to your door. The startup is still in the R&D phase, but hopes to launch the service early next year.

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A platform for companies to host live video webinars on their own websites or via a third party. The company says the software is easy to use, and has had over 12,000 live webinars hosted, with over 90% of those lead to more sales.

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A “Social Commerce Platform” that allows brands to tie social media to their sales. The startup wants to help brands take advantage of social media to interact with their customers and drive sales. It’s working with a number of brands including Lululemon, Gatorade, and, most recently, Kia.

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A platform to create a digital marketing and advertising agency for small business owners.

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A software company that helps small businesses create a single integration hub with tools that can handle all the administrative tasks involved in setting up a business.

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