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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.
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.
A startup that brings a book to life by adding illustrations and audio.
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.
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.
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.
Eliminating the need for a physical address
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.
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.
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.
This startup’s goal is to “improve the lives of those living with opioid addiction”.
A platform that allows multiple users to create a single item, then share it with a single shipping address.
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.
A platform for managing multiple email addresses, groups, and more.
This startup is building a platform with just under 1,000 clients that allows people to create their own version of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and frozen yogurt – with the added benefit of being vegan.
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.
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.
A startup that aims to build on the popularity of the #hashtag, by adding a way for users to add hashtags to their tweets.
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.
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.
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.
A tiny startup with a big mission: it wants to find out what happens to coral reefs when they are threatened by climate change. The company has launched a stand up paddleboard to see how much pollution and sediment a reef can handle, and wants to combine this with data from satellites and drones. The startup also wants to restore coral reefs and is building a drone to do this. It plans to use this data to create predictive models of how reefs could react to climate change.
A new product that adds a watermark to videos, which helps users monetize videos on platforms like YouTube and Facebook.
A company that helps people find the right healthcare provider when they need it, whether that's a doctor or a lab. Their product is a directory of doctors and their practices, with the ability to add doctors, review and edit information, and even schedule appointments.
This email security startup is building a tool that helps companies ensure that their employees don’t use personal email addresses for work.
A platform for online video production that allows users to add audio, video, and text to their videos.
"Authentic" is the name of an app that provides a secure, private and audited chat platform for businesses. The app allows users to create a private chat room for a group of up to ten people, with a group administrator who can add new members, delete or block members and monitor chat content. The company was founded by former Googler and Google Ventures partner Misha Chellam.
A tool to help companies manage their supply chains more efficiently, with an added focus on the green products that they’re able to source.
A startup that plans to provide a way for people to quickly see when new content has been added to a social media platform.
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.
A toolkit that allows developers to add in-game social features to their games and make them more accessible to players.
A loyalty app driven by a points system. Loyalty points can be earned and redeemed at over 3,000 retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Whole Foods. The startup says they are adding new retailers every week.
A startup whose product is a service that "lets users create an avatar for their email addresses It then uses that avatar to send email" The startup launched in October 2018 and received a seed round of $17M in February 2019
Amazon Alexa has invaded every household in the US. The company wants to make the device even more useful, by adding a voice-controlled interface for apps.
A platform that allows users to create and share a digital drawing, which can be used by other users to add to or edit.
A startup which allows users to create their own apps for their pets. Users can add photos, videos, and GPS locations, and can set up various types of alerts, including sounds, actions, and location-based messaging.
An online photo editing platform, also available on iOS and Android, which is meant to be used by people with no experience in photography to be able to add various effects to photos.
A platform for photography that lets users sell photos against their copyright. The startup’s co-founder, Jake Sion, says it started as an homage to the Instagram addiction many have to sharing their photos.
A quick and easy way to pay, accept donations, and market for nonprofits on the web using just a mobile number, email address, and name.
An AI-powered onboarding platform for IT professionals. The company is hiring additional engineers to build out a team of over 100 currently.
A weather app that shows the color-coded forecast for the next 2, 3, or 4 days for your city, added to your iPhone’s weather app. This startup is in the space currently, but differs in that it recently launched as a standalone iOS app.
A tool for schools to track their use of interactive whiteboards, with plans to add a student portal to the platform.
Software that helps users extract additional value from images like Instagram’s new “Stories” format.
A sales tool for companies with an online presence, allowing them to get email addresses for leads and salespeople.
A digital drawer that provides a digital photo frame, calendar, diary, and address book. It’s designed for the elderly and visually impaired.
In addition to the startup projects listed here, some startups have been incubated at Techstars in its program.
A chatbot that can be used to verify email addresses. The startup is still looking at options on how to make money with the platform, and it’s not clear how many people are using it yet.
“WeWork is a glamorous space. It’s a five-star hotel, it’s more like a five-star mall, it’s a five-star resort — it’s like a nightclub. It’s like a ‘cool’ mall. But it’s really just an address,” said David Graeber, anthropology professor at London School of Economics and author of “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” in an interview with “PBS NewsHour”.
This startup is building a service that helps companies to add on-demand healthcare to their existing employee benefits packages.
In addition, there are several other fast-growing startups that are also still working their way through the Crunchbase database, including:
A startup that aims to simplify the creation of email marketing campaigns. A typical campaign might include dozens of email addresses, personalization, and a list of recipients. The startup empowers marketers to create a single email campaign, and include as many personalized variables as they want.
A way to help users create, host, and share videos in collaboration with other users. Users can choose the location and theme of the video, and add their own music and video.
A startup that helps you to create a database of all your friends on WhatsApp so you can instantly message without them having to add you.
A startup that offers a platform that allows subscribers to pay for new channels using their trial subscription. This allows them to add all the channels they want without paying a bundle of money.
A La Carte is a service that connects companies with independent contractors, and allows them to earn extra income via their own websites. They say that in the past few years they’ve signed up over 500 businesses in the Greater Boston area, earning over $2 million in additional revenue, and have scaled their operations to 3,800 independent contractors.
A company that helps companies build their mobile presence using a toolkit that allows them to add HTML5 to their sites.
Produces maps of the world’s street address systems, using data from the U.S. Census, U.K. Post Office, and Google’s Street View.
A company looking to build a better version of the “wish-list”, where items can be added and removed while shopping.
A company that helps brands sell products on Amazon, in addition to other eCommerce sites.
A startup that’s looking to offer a service for patients with insomnia. The company wants to add sleep to the existing sleep study market that already exists.
A startup that adds social features to a business's website.
This startup is building a toolkit that allows users to take screenshots of videos and images and then add annotations to them, allowing the annotated media to drive sales.
An online platform for sharing and selling small tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and other DIY goods. The company’s founders say they want to make it easy for people to find and sell their tools, and the startup is planning to add more categories and tools in the future.
This company is building a way to add gender-neutral language to websites and applications. It’s a way to extend the gender-neutral language that’s already been created for things like vacation rentals or the LGBTQ community by defaulting to “them” whenever they’re not specified.
A startup for selling used cars, selling cars wholesale and at a lower cost than dealerships. The startup has partnered with dealerships in the US already, and is adding an auto insurance product to help offset the cost of rental cars for customers.
A company that lets you add coins to your app to earn extra money.
The startup has built an app that uses the same camera and lighting effects found in Hollywood movies to make a video look like it was shot by a camera crew. The startup aims to make it easier for filmmakers to add these effects to their own footage.
(Note: This is an ongoing list, and I’m adding to it as soon as I hear about new startup pitches every week. I’ll keep updating when necessary.)
A company that helps freelance and on-call workers find jobs. It’s currently working with 10,000 companies including Uber, GoDaddy, and Microsoft.
A tool that helps people add a photo to their LinkedIn profile with a single click.
A WordPress-based blogging platform that removes the clutter of a blog, allowing you to focus on what you’re saying, not all the add-ons you’re using.
A software company that builds apps for Slack teams, adding features like the ability to share Google Drive documents, integrate with Giphy for GIF sharing, and add pre-built templates to your channels.
A live broadcast company for athletes and sports teams. The founders say they want to focus on live streams because of the way they’ve grown in the past few years. Their product is currently a free service, but the founders say they plan to add a paid service to compete with Facebook’s suite of sports and entertainment streams.
A startup that builds value-added solutions for the e-commerce industry, helping online retailers optimize customer experience and build better sales.
A startup that helps people get their car inspected, selling it to insurance companies as an add-on rather than for the full cost of inspection.
An iOS video editing app that lets users add GIFs, music and other visuals to their videos.
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Health 2.0 is a digital health data platform that lets users upload and share raw health data from wearable devices like Fitbits, and add insights and comments.
A platform that embeds video chat and SMS into video conferencing tools to add value.
A startup that’s helping dental offices reduce costs and improve patient experience by adding a 3D tool that lets dentists see what they’re doing in real-time.
A tool that helps businesses identify potential employees by answering the question, “What’s the guy or gal who would be a great addition to our team”.
A value-added reseller that helps small businesses with their marketing strategy. The startup aims to help small businesses that don’t have marketing budgets.
A software-as-a-service that helps large companies manage and automate their entire supply chain, from procurement to inventory. It’s used by corporations like Apple, Ford, and Vodafone, as well as smaller companies like Clerys and GoDaddy.
A platform that helps companies manage warranty claims. It’s an internal tool for companies, but they’re looking to add third-party vendors to use the platform as well.
A photo app for capturing and sharing memories that includes a suite of features like either a video or still image capture, an audio track, and even a filter that lets you add music.
A platform for buyers to help sellers analyze their products. Sellers can upload pictures of products and ask buyers to review them, and the company will add the data to a database that sellers can use to improve their products.
A startup that improves the user experience on Twitter by adding a “feed” feature.
Combining the ease with which inter-city carpooling apps like UberPool and Lyft Line can be found with a new approach to making the rides more affordable, by adding a personal concierge to the ride to help with navigation, scheduling and other tasks.
A company that helps major brands like Target and Chipotle via a “three-second check-in” that lets customers add a fast, simple rating to a product to build a sentiment score for it.
A startup that helps people manage large amounts of data with a multi-step process that includes setting up email addresses to filter, tagging images and documents, and scheduling updates.
A platform that documents the human factors that go into the design of things, like adding a button for “Delete’ and a “Save” button to a plastic toothbrush. The startup is currently working with startups and designers to build out its product.
A video editing platform that’s meant to make it easier to create and share videos without creating a video editing crew. The startup is powered by a virtual assistant that handles tasks like organizing clips, adding music, and fine-tuning the final product.
A startup that wants to provide insurance for freelance content creators, giving them a way to secure their gigs against things like blackouts and injury. The company is looking to grow into more than just content creators, proposing to add insurance to other types of industries.
A visual editor for news articles, where journalists can add their own photos and graphics to the content.
DesiChat is a messaging app for long-distance friends in India and Pakistan. After setting up a user account, users can message one another via a phone number, email address, or a Facebook account.
A browser extension that lets users embed a Google Analytics account into their blog or website, with the added bonus that it will also track the page views. It’s a simple idea, but one that could be very useful to small businesses.
A platform for photographers to create and sell downloadable photo books. Delivery is currently only via PDF, but the startup is looking to add other forms, including photo books with physical pages.
A startup that lets you connect with the people you’re hiring. It’s available for companies to use themselves or as an add-on to larger recruiting platforms.
Builds on the Chariot ride-hailing app for major cities in North America. The company says it’s adding more and more supply every day.
A startup that lets consumers and businesses create their own private, encrypted email addresses.
A tool for building and managing social networks, with plans to add in things like a calendar, task management, document sharing, etc. through a new collaboration platform.
An email service that integrates with existing systems like Outlook or Gmail, and automatically adds calendar events. The startup wants to make it easy to access information from multiple systems and apps.
This startup is building a tool that lets a user take photos, add lines, and then a designer can come in and polish the design.
A tool for bringing employees together. The tool allows you to add tasks by dragging and dropping from an online spreadsheet to a shared Google Drive.
A startup that lets you find a job by location, offering an extensive database of job listings, in addition to job postings from companies and government agencies.
A cloud-native, multi-tenant application platform that focuses on making it easier to manage a company’s backend infrastructure. It’s the company’s first product, and the company is targeting $100 million in revenue as it adds new features.
A company that wants to help people make their own cocktails, and add them to the bar menu at their local businesses. The company is selling bottles with the name of their cocktail already printed on them.
A management app for companies to manage their employee work schedules. Allows employees to request their time off, add temporary staff, and see when they will be next needed.
A startup that helps businesses manage their inventory in real-time, including the ability to add and remove items from a warehouse in real-time.
A lot of startups ask for your email address, but few of them actually send you an email using it. Lab9 wants to be the company that helps you get emails from your favorite startups so that you can see what they’re working on and when they’ll be launching on their product.
A company that helps employees work remotely, and helps more companies add remote work options to their benefits. It’s a “digital concierge” with a team of 100 employees.
A “one stop shop” for startups that want to add a crowdfunding component to their business
Founded in May, this startup wants to connect job-seekers to employers. In addition to helping people find jobs, the startup promises to help employers find the best candidates, and even suggests the best language and time for job interviews.
A new way for producers of e-learning to add interactive content to their courses.
A platform that lets users manage their e-commerce stores from within Shopify. It allows users to add products, create and manage inventory, and commission a team of retail employees to help manage the store.
This startup is building a tool for beer lovers to find, learn about and share reviews of craft beers. The startup has in the past month added beer reviews from a handful of beer experts and bloggers to its platform.
A “complete” e-commerce solution for a one-stop-shopping experience for customers. The startup is currently adding free shipping to customers, and plans to add paid shipping options.
A SaaS startup that helps small business owners by providing value-added services to their customers.
A startup that offers a way to purchase discounted goods, with the added benefit of being able to see what other people bought there too.
A news app that leverages the power of a crowdsource. The app gives people the chance to help build a story by adding and aggregating information.
A startup that lets you add multiple PayPal transactions into one. Called “one-click-pay”
A startup that wants to use AI to figure out who has a change in behavior is an addict and who has other underlying illness like depression. The startup uses data science to work out what’s causing changes in behavior and figure out whether it’s a symptom of a mental illness.
The company is building a platform that allows customers to place orders for products like laundry detergent and laundry dryers without an account. They allow customers to sign up with their email address and save shipping information, and then they can order products at their convenience.
A startup that connects buyers and sellers of used cars. It currently has 10,000 used cars on its platform, and plans to add 10,000 more by the end of 2020.
A “maker” version of Slack, where people can build their own add-ons and plugins for Slack
A chatbot that can help people with “recovering from addiction” by providing a forum for anonymous support.
A startup that helps consumers and businesses alike manage their expenses, including invoices, receipts, and spending. The company says it’s currently working with 20 customers and has partnered with over 60 additional businesses.
A startup that helps people who have trouble remembering dates and times to add them to their calendars automatically.
A company that wants to add a social component to finding a home.
A startup that launched in January that aims to add augmented reality to the world of dating. The startup plans to take things further than just showing potential dates using AR to hang out, and give users the ability to see what the one other person is seeing in the real world.
The company behind the “Tinder for Business” app is launching a new product in the U.S. that allows members to add employees to a shared account, customize their benefits, and pay payroll taxes.
“Echo” is a new retail platform that allows customers to buy goods from a selection of over 1,000 brands, with a selection of goods from 70,000 product designers. In addition to a platform for customers to search for things to buy, Echo also offers a sales channel for retailers.
Idea: This startup is building a content-creation platform for podcasts Users can record a podcast right from their web browser, and the startup’s AI will do the rest The company is currently working on a feature that will let users easily subscribe to podcasts by just typing in their email address — much like the way that users can subscribe to YouTube channels by just entering their email address
A place for people to find events that work for them. You’ll see a map of the city and nearest parks. You can also add events to a “todo list” and have the map and todo list sync up.
A social network that allows users to upload photos and videos of their pets and “adopt” them for a small fee. Users can search for a pet, add a bio, and a profile picture, and the company makes money from the adoption fees.
The following companies are the newest additions to the Crunchbase 50:
A startup that allows members to connect with others in their city and import their address book to find things to do, see what’s open and when, and share with friends and family.
In addition to the main list above, a number of companies that were not selected for the finals were chosen for a special list of honorable mentions in three categories: Technology, People and Process. The Bottom Line is the only company that was not chosen for the finals from this list.
A startup that wants to make it easier to browse the web securely. The startup’s API can help users whitelist websites, encrypt their data, and mask their IP address.
One of the most popular products on Slack is the “Giphy Bot.” The bot allows users to search for GIFs, which are the popular Internet meme, and add them to their Slack conversations. Giphy is working on turning the bot into an actual application and is launching it in Slack users’ Slack-ified app stores.
A platform for online shoppers to compare prices from different stores. The company’s CEO says they have a large database of IP addresses from all over the world. The startup helps people find the lowest prices on products they’re looking for.
A new-age startup that’s attempting to solve the problem of how to build a social network that isn’t based on people’s phone numbers or email addresses.
A credit platform for small businesses in the U.S., with plans to add a debit card option in the future.
A startup that’s building a way to make it easier for people to waste time on social media. The startup wants to make social media less addictive and more impactful.
A tool to help you navigate and organize your life, and make sure you’re working toward your goals and not getting distracted. The founders say they want the tool to be the “GPS for your life” and they want to make it easy to add things like workouts and to-do lists.
A startup developing a “mobile-first” platform that allows people to search through publicly available data about the world. One example is a tool that uses machine learning to find your address by looking at where you are based on Google Maps.
A platform that helps companies identify and address the issues that keep them from scaling.
This startup helps save money by letting commuters access value-added features for free on their commute. The startup takes a cut, but the idea is that it will be a better business model than other ride-hailing companies.
In addition to being a founder, Zebra has also built and launched eight startups in the past.
A platform that helps businesses with a global reach, from small companies to multinationals, to grow their brand in a country where they have no footprint. It charges a small monthly subscription fee and allows you to add your business to a pool of companies to bid on.
This startup wants to add a “human-sized” touch screen to your phone. The company makes touch screen “smart screens” that let you swipe by swiping.
A real-time article curation tool for people who work remotely. The startup, which launched in May, allows people to find similar stories and add a brief summary of their own, or to simply read and learn from others.
A startup that wants to help people sell more stuff on Facebook. It wants to build a plugin for Facebook that allows sellers to add a call-to-action to their ad to get someone to call them.
The company believes in a privacy-preserving model for storing and sharing user data to add value to their users, and is building a platform to let users control how their data is used.
A startup that helps businesses integrate their point-of-sale systems with their back-end systems. It takes the process of creating checkout systems and streamlines it, with company-wide benefits in addition to the obvious cost savings.
Idea: A programmable hardware add-on for Raspberry Pi
Sellout is a collaborative video editing platform that aims to build on the more popular iOS app Procreate. In addition to the apps, the team behind the app has launched a website and a community forum to promote and discuss the project.
A platform that aggregates credit information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, from publicly released data. The startup is working with credit unions to automate the process of credit report inquiries, and also offers additional credit report reports for landlords.
A company that wants to add more social and emotional intelligence to the world’s financial system
A startup that wants to help people get on the property ladder by connecting them with companies that can help them get the financing. The company has 50 employees and has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.
A startup and delivery service that offers customized gift baskets to customers. The startup is looking to add an online delivery service to its service.
A startup that helps amateur photographers and amateurs take better photos. The startup is building a photo editing app that makes it easier for people to improve their photography by adding in the most important shutter speed and aperture settings.
Idea: A startup that is building a solution to address the need for early-stage investment in the medical device industry The company wants to help hardware startups run more efficient clinical trials
A startup that provides a service where people can purchase a box of basic food staples for the pantry for $25 that they can add to each month
A startup that sells a service where they ship you furniture you buy from online stores that don’t ship to your address
Idea: A startup that is meant to be the ‘GoDaddy’ of Domain Registrations
Idea: This startup is building a better version of the online resume With ResumeGo, you can add an interactive video tour of your work
Idea: A B2B product that makes it easy for companies to add a layer of analytics to their customer service workflow
Idea: A software that helps people build a personal website with their own domain name It also helps them build an email address on their domain The company says it has over 1,000 paying customers
Idea: A startup that’s building a way to send Slack messages to Google Home and the Amazon Echo The startup is working with companies to add these integrations to their workflows
Idea: A startup that helps addiction treatment centers find clients, and that offers billing and payment services.
Idea: A tool for creating an “instant button” for a webpage, which lets a user add a button to a site that makes a purchase or opens an account. Also has a free tier for testing your button.
Idea: An AI voice assistant that listens to you at work and helps you organize your day, from setting reminders to adding appointments to your calendar.
Idea: A toolkit for creating custom voice apps for companies and brands. The company says it’s already working with $20 billion worth of companies and it’s now trying to add more enterprise customers.
Idea: A startup that makes smart home devices. One of its products, a WiFi-connected laser for the kitchen called Clipi, automatically adds a plant-based seasoning to food as it cooks.
Idea: A way to make spreadsheets more fun to use by adding a layer of gamification.
Idea: A startup that wants to bring an end to email spam. It works by helping companies send their email marketing campaigns through a sort of whitelist system where known email addresses get through, while spam goes straight to the junk folder.
Idea: A new brand of premium, non-GMO, gluten-free chips for people who want to avoid the chemicals and additives found in most store-bought chips.
Idea: A live-streaming service for Facebook and Instagram. The startup wants to make it easier for people to livestream events and add social features like polls and Q&As.
Idea: A way for developers and designers to collaborate on design projects, the way they used to, with the added ability to generate a GitHub-ready invoice at the end.
Idea: Helping event organizers make money by adding a “pay what you want” option to their ticketing.
Idea: A B2B startup that provides a tool for logistics companies to sync their backend systems like their ERP and supply chain management, and make their shipments more readable (for example, by adding barcodes)
Idea: Music creators can now use a new app called Soundmine to create songs using a variety of beats in a range of genres. Users can switch up the instruments and change the tempo or pitch, and add vocals, lyrics, and a melody.
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])
Idea: A Slack competitor with support for additional messaging platforms The company says it’s received $150,000 in funding to date
Idea: A software solution for service businesses. In addition to helping workers get paid on time, it helps businesses get paid on time by tracking invoices and showing clients how close they are to paying off their balance.
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