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A B2B startup that seeks to help companies manage travel and expenses. The startup is building a booking tool that works for all travel types, from flight and hotel to car and rail.

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

2,144

A software company that allows musicians to completely manage their band’s finances, including booking, money management, and accounting.

623

A tool that simplifies the process of turning a Kindle book into an audiobook.

481

A tool for online booking of flight, train and bus tickets in India, with a free mobile app.

276

This is a company that is building a hotel booking app.

213

A startup that provides a service for creating a personalized book for your child

162

A startup that wants to make it easier to schedule interviews by streamlining the process of booking meetings and recruiting for jobs.

156

A “self-learning” bot that changes the color of the background of your Facebook profile pic based on your mood.

140

A startup that provides a service where people can book a trainer to come to their home and workout with them

135

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

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

127

Allows people to book free trips on flights, trains, and buses.

115

A platform for people to share, compare and book air travel with friend and family,

114

A place to buy and sell unused books.

105

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

This startup is building a tool that allows you to create your own “mini social network” across apps, like Facebook for your phone.

97

A startup that allows users to search through their Facebook friends’ photos to see if they’re using their real name.

96

A Facebook app that compiles all your Facebook activity into one place.

95

A company that wants to help people find and book cheap accommodations.

95

A startup that allows small businesses to book appointments with their customer service agents

94

A chatbot that gives real-time insight into what users are doing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and helps them avoid the most toxic content.

91

A “Facebook for your finances”, enabling people to see where their money is going and how it’s being spent.

91

A startup that provides a service where they go through a library and choose books that they think you would enjoy

90

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

90

A company that provides a platform for people to create podcasts and audio-books.

90

A startup that provides a service where people can send in their old books and they are sold to people in developing countries

89

A platform to help sales people connect with business partners in real-time. The startup helps sales reps and business partners connect using Facebook Messenger.

88

A startup that’s building a service that allows users to search for nearby restaurants, bars, and other places to eat or drink, and then book reservations on their phone.

88

A startup that helps brands manage their social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

87

A startup that makes the process of digitizing books easier for libraries, allowing them to digitize their collections and search them online.

87

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

87

A startup that helps you find and book a dog sitter so you can enjoy a two-dog household.

87

A SaaS platform for companies to manage their social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

87

A way to book a ride-share with a friendly driver to your exact location.

87

A digital platform for buying and selling e-books, with services like a price guarantee for authors, and direct-to-consumer sales.

86

A startup that wants to help make remote work more efficient by automating the process of booking a meeting or hiring a new employee.

86

A smartphone-based contact management app, offering a built-in phone book, calendar, and a way to manage contacts.

86

A new way to book a car, with a carpool mode that will help find rides for people who live far from where they want to go.

86

Idea: Make a Digital Library of Hard-to-Find Books

85

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

85

A company that helps recruiters find candidates by tracking their activity on platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook.

85

A startup that sells physical books and online courses to help people with public speaking

84

A startup that helps people book travel packages that combine flights, hotels, cars, and tours

84

An online marketplace where people can sell their old textbooks for cheap.

84

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

An online marketplace for books and learning content, with a focus on textbooks.

84

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

83

A SaaS service that helps small businesses and churches manage their finances and bookkeeping and other accounting tasks.

83

A company focused on doing the same thing as Freshbooks, but for freelancers.

83

A Chrome extension that makes it easier for brands to create Facebook Live videos.

82

A company that helps people work remotely by building a platform that helps them easily book conference calls, connect with co-workers, and handle all the other technical details that come with working remotely.

82

A startup that allows people to sell their used books, and it’s helped 20,000 people make $100,000.

82

A social network built for black professionals. It’s a version of Facebook for black professionals that’s designed for different demographics, with features like a photo gallery and a newsfeed that’s tuned for black users.

82

This startup is building a tool to allow individuals to take back their personal data from Facebook.

81

A venture-funded mobile app that helps users book hair and makeup services.

81

A travel concierge platform that serves travelers who want to visit the same places. It is designed to connect travelers with similar interests and save money by helping them make a booking at the same time.

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 platform that allows users to create and manage event pages on Facebook and Instagram.

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

A platform that connects buyers with sellers, allowing users to sell used items like books and DVDs, or purchase new ones in bulk.

81

Idea: A startup for the blind to get quality audio books

80

A travel booking app that uses AI to create itineraries for users based on their preferences. It launched in early July.

80

A chat app for book lovers and library users. The startup wants to make it easier for library users to talk about books.

80

A platform that connects people to travel agents, booking flights, hotels, and car rentals. It’s building a tour-planning tool that’s similar to Google’s Allo.

80

A monthly subscription service that sends you an e-book on a topic you’ve selected every month. The company launched in December, and is signing up more than 50,000 new subscribers every month, the founder tells me.

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.

80

Idea : A mobile app that enables people to quickly book and pay for their parking tickets in the UK.

80

A cloud-based system for SMBs to book and manage their work schedules

80

A startup for students that promises discounts on textbooks, access to free online content, study groups, and more.

80

A Facebook-like app that lets anyone build and sell a mobile website. It’s a way for people who don’t build websites to earn money rather than create their own, and has a profitable model.

79

This is a platform that helps companies create digital storybooks for their brand as a way to digitally age product.

79

A startup for students to buy and sell textbooks through an online marketplace. The startup wants to simplify the process of buying textbooks for students and help them sell back their books when they’re done with them.

79

A company that makes customized, local, dog treat recipes. The startup is making a recipe book for pet owners.

78

A SaaS accounting service focused on small businesses. It’s powered by Intuit’s QuickBooks enterprise software.

78

A startup that allows people to share their real-time location with their friends in a way that’s more private than sharing your location on Facebook.

78

A startup that lets you take a selfie and choose where you want it to appear – like Facebook’s ‘Camera Effects’ – in an Instagram-like interface that’s meant to show you how you look, not what you look like. The company has raised $2 million in seed funding.

78

This app helps people find and book hair and nail services and services at salons, spas, and other beauty and wellness businesses.

78

A startup that sells laser-cut, customizable paper for planners, journals, planners, notebooks, and more

78

A startup for book authors, publishers, and fans to help them get their books into libraries.

78

A crowdsourced employee handbook for startups in India.

78

Notify is a data entry platform used by companies like Facebook, Slack, and Etsy. The startup is building an email-based alternative, so companies don’t have to rely on their help desk.

78

A startup that sells books about how to perform artsy activities

77

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.

77

A startup that helps you create a book with.

77

A B2B platform for women to find and book professional services for their homes.

77

A startup that wants to make hotels a little more like Facebook, where you can see what friends are staying at the same hotel.

77

A startup that helps freelancers get paid up front, then moves that money to a business account if they don’t get enough gigs booked in a given period of time. Today it has paying customers in the US, UK, and Australia, and is profitable.

77

A startup that helps travelers plan their trip, determine the best route, and book the cheapest fare.

76

A tool that allows you to create and manage your own variety of financial instruments. Think of it as a Pinterest and Facebook for financial funds, with a focus on helping people raise money from friends and family.

76

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

76

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.

76

Find and book a personal chef, who then delivers food to your home. The startup has raised $1.4 million in seed funding.

76

A search engine for content about programming. It’s built to help people find programming tutorials, ebooks, and other resources.

76

This startup is building an iOS app that helps users find and book events that fit their interests.

76

An online marketplace for digital goods and services, built on the premise that a closed loop market can be established within an existing open market (e.g. Facebook)

75

A startup that bills itself as a “Facebook for travel”, it allows users to share travel plans with family and friends

75

A company that helps with home repairs and renovations, letting customers research and book local contractors

75

A startup that’s building a platform for small businesses to find and book their delivery drivers for their groceries, for delivery.

75

The Delhi-based startup is building a platform that helps users book flights, hotels, and car rentals with a single app. The company claims it can slash travel costs by as much as 80 percent.

75

A startup that wants to help you get to work faster by providing an easy-to-use, low-cost way to book rides through Uber.

75

A platform for finding and booking cheap rooms in hostels, hotels and other accommodations.

75

A digital photo book service that turns your photos into a digital book.

75

A startup that provides a platform where you can hire someone to help you with your small business (such as bookkeeping)

74

Idea: A scheduling app for hair salons, meant to streamline the process of booking appointments and also to provide a better customer experience by allowing customers to book their appointments directly through the app

74

A mobile-first marketplace for cleaning professionals. Movers manages bookings, invoicing, and customer service. The startup also offers a suite of cleaning services like carpet and upholstery cleaning, gutter cleaning, and window cleaning.

74

A B2B software platform for managing the bookkeeping and accounting of a company, which takes the place of a bookkeeper.

74

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

74

A startup that automatically bookmarks the location of where you’re going for your next Uber ride and updates it each time you call.

74

App that helps travelers find and book carpools. The startup is equipped with a whole suite of tools for drivers looking to share the driving costs with others in the car.

74

A startup that provides a service where people can hire someone to help them with their social media presence (ie post on facebook, tweet, etc)

73

A company that helps users find and book lodging for a unique event in a city. Right now, you can book a flight, but you can also book a hotel for a one-night stay or a week.

73

This startup is building a platform that allows users to book tattoos online. The platform will allow clients to view their tattoos in 3D and choose designs, colors and sizes.

73

Hoping to use the same playbook as the coffee industry to grow their subscriptions to their platform, Hopin.

73

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.

73

The startup’s goal is to help users achieve a more “authentic” online presence. They’re building software that allows users to design their own avatars, choosing from a variety of “personas”, which can be used on other platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks.

73

A company that wants to build a tool for automating retargeting campaigns on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

73

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

73

A platform that allows users to share their thoughts, photos, and videos with each other. The idea is that this platform will help users share their experiences with each other in a more sharing-oriented way than Facebook.

73

A startup that sells a variety of cookbooks with recipes that are easy to make and also donates a portion of their proceeds to charity

72

A startup building a Facebook-style social network for the fashion industry

72

A travel management system for businesses, which enables them to book travel for clients and manage that travel, including meal preferences.

72

A tool to help get the word out about an activist group’s actions, like a call to action or a march. The startup’s slogan is: “There’s more to activism than Facebook.”

72

A startup that brings the power of an “off-the-shelf” product like Uber or Airbnb to the small business owner. It makes the process of hosting, booking, and paying for a service as easy as booking a flight or an Uber.

72

A tool for booking rooms, like Airbnb but for short stay hotels.

72

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.

72

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.

72

A Facebook Messenger bot that helps you order takeout or delivery without having to call a restaurant.

71

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.

71

A startup that’s looking to build a product where people can find and book gym memberships online.

71

A new startup that wants to build a “Netflix for books”

71

A platform to find and book airfare and hotels. The company’s mission is to democratize travel with a transparent and fair marketplace.

71

A tool to help companies with marketing on Instagram and Facebook

71

A travel booking app that allows users to book travel on a budget

71

A travel booking app that lets consumers book airfare, hotels and car rentals all at once.

71

Cone.io is a SaaS platform that allows companies to build their own social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

71

A startup that helps users book doctors’ appointments from their phone, and provide medical history and pictures of themselves. It’s currently live in 10 major cities and has raised $1.6 million.

71

A product that makes it easy for people to plan their trips and book their flights.

70

A startup to help people find and book their next hotel room. The startup is currently building a network of people that are willing to be hotel concierges.

70

This startup, which was founded in 2013, is building a tool for marketers to schedule Facebook ad campaigns.

70

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

70

A booking tool for tourist attractions.

70

A company building a social media service that brings the power of a highly engaged Facebook group to a brand’s Facebook page.

70

The company’s first product is a way to manage your social media posts across multiple platforms like Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn.

69

A Facebook Messenger bot to order groceries from local stores and deliver them to your home. The company launched in 2017 as a way to increase delivery speeds, with the goal being to make deliveries within 30 minutes of the order being placed.

69

A SaaS platform for marketers and businesses to create their own digital ads for Facebook. The startup is in a third round of investment and will launch in the first half of 2020.

69

"We are building a new kind of Facebook for professionals. We have a modern messaging app for professionals and a modern way for professionals to manage and share their professional content.”

69

B2B software company that’s looking to replace the phone-based process of booking appointments with a website that makes it easier and faster to set up appointments.

69

A new way to book travel. Instead of booking a flight, the travel planning app lets users plan their trip route and pick the times they want to travel.

69

Crowdvilla is a startup that lets you book room reservations online, for prices that are typically lower than a hotel's.

69

A platform that helps companies create a digital open-book management system. The startup wants to help companies automate their paperwork and cut down on costs.

68

This company wants to make it easier to sell people's old cars for them. The startup uses a site to sync with a person's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and then finds their car on VIN-based sites like CarGurus and AutoTrader.com. Then, they'll take a significant cut of the sale price to buy back a car.

68

A software company for building apps with Facebook Messenger. The startup has built apps for the likes of Unilever and Airbnb. It’s a platform for chat bots, and allows companies to build chat bots in minutes.

68

A travel booking app that helps travelers find the cheapest flights.

68

A platform that gives you the ability to broadcast live video from your phone. The startup wants to bring a “Facebook Live” like experience to mobile devices, but with better quality.

68

This app wants to help you find a good plumber for your house, and helps you book them before the job, so you’re not standing in the rain for three hours waiting for a plumber to show up.

68

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

68

This startup is building a mobile application that allows you to book hotels and flights from your phone.

68

In mid-July, the startup said it has already raised $1.5 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures. It’s working on a similar product to Facebook’s Onavo.

68

“A quick-and-easy way to sell your used books online”.

68

A new app that helps fans book flights, hotels, and other travel services from any location around the world.

67

A tool to help teachers, librarians, and parents find textbooks and other supplies.

67

A new way to interact with your friends on Facebook. It’s a messaging app that lets you play games and compete against your friends.

67

An online book-buying service that manages to sell books at a 25% discount, then refunds money to customers if the book doesn’t arrive on time.

67

A tool that helps sell your own product or service on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

67

A program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping.

67

A digital tool for people to create a digital book for themselves. You upload content to create a book, which you can then share with others or keep private.

67

A company that focuses on tracking and sharing what employees are reading. The startup, which gives employers access to a data set of over 30 million books read, wants to make people more productive.

67

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

66

A digital drawer that provides a digital photo frame, calendar, diary, and address book. It’s designed for the elderly and visually impaired.

66

A blockchain-based, peer-to-peer air travel booking platform

66

A “digital marketplace for used books and audiobooks” that allows users to find and buy books in their community of interest.

66

A startup that helps customers book restaurant tables, with a check-in and payment feature. It’s the first startup in India working on a restaurant booking app.

66

This startup is building a platform to help people discover new stories and books they might like to read. The startup says it has 15,000 users who have opened the app 5,000 times.

66

A company that provides a platform for people to book and track their visits to dentists and other medical providers. The startup aims to provide the missing link between people and their health care providers.

66

A digital library that combines the cataloging and searching of books with the ability to buy and donate books.

65

A startup that provides a mobile app for group bookings, with a smart algorithm that learns how guests prefer to travel together.

65

A platform to help people find and book affordable dental work. Currently focused in the UK and US.

65

A travel booking app to compare prices and book flights to various destinations.

65

A platform for creating and publishing video content with multiple channels. The startup, which was founded in August, is building on the video-sharing platform LIV. It lets users create and publish video content via a combination of Instagram and Facebook.

65

A startup that allows you to book a doctor’s appointment or other medical service in the middle of the night.

65

A platform for creating and selling e-books, but targeted at high school students

65

A software tool for booking appointments at doctors’ offices, hospitals, and labs.

65

A real estate software company for agents. The startup develops a platform for agents to book appointments, send out listings, and manage client relationships.

65

This startup is building a service that helps match strangers in cities to rent cars. Drivers can use the startup’s platform to find, secure, and book a car, and then get paid on the spot.

65

A startup that helps users book Airbnb-style rentals, which is still a very new industry in the U.S.

65

A company that will help people market their business on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

64

A digital health platform for employees that allows them to book medical appointments, track usage, and get feedback from a doctor. The company wants to use machine learning to predict when employees are likely to need care, and to allow for more timely and personalized care, making it more efficient for employers.

64

A startup that helps people find and book live conferences, and also organizes its own.

64

A startup that sells a subscription service that sends someone to clean your house once a month. The startup is advertising the service on Facebook, reaching a lot of potential customers that have seen its ads and are interested in it.

64

Notebook, an online service for learning and notes, has a self-serve platform, through which users can send handwritten notes to their favorite teachers for grading.

64

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

64

A startup that allows small businesses to build a branded CRM in minutes by connecting to Facebook. The app is currently in beta.

64

A Facebook-like chat app for gamers

64

A restaurant-booking app that pairs with your favorite restaurant so you can just look at the menu and book a table. The company has raised $1.3M to date.

63

The startup wants to democratize the hiring process for college graduates, using Facebook to find job candidates.

63

A startup that is building a new kind of e-reader that uses a 3-D lens to let users see books as if they were 3-D movies.

63

A startup that makes it easy to find, buy, and sell used books online in an effort to combat e-commerce and Amazon.

63

A subscription-based social media platform that integrates with Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to share posts and access content.

63

Quickly rolls out new features and apps across all Facebook properties, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

63

"The top 1,000 companies can now share insights from their books instantly, via a single view across all their systems."

63

Taking a modern approach to the marketing automation software that companies use to manage their Facebook posts.

63

This app, pitched as a “social marketing platform”, lets people create and organize their own Facebook pages.

62

A platform for meeting planners and event organizers to book freelance talent for online event production.

62

A tool that allows companies to engage with customers via Facebook Messenger and SMS. The company has built out a few integrations with vendors like PayPal, Uber, and Shyp.

62

The company, founded by two former Facebook engineers, is building a way to take existing and upcoming blockchains and enable them to be built and used easily across different platforms.

62

Idea : A platform that helps companies arrange and book meetings with clients over the phone, in-person, or online.

62

A cross-platform desktop application that allows users to log into their apps without their credentials and automatically logs them into their bank accounts. The startup is building the company off of Yodlee’s data and wants to build it further into apps like Facebook, Spotify, and others.

62

A company that aims to help businesses get more attention from the people they want to hire, by finding them on the job sites Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

61

This company is building a way to sell tickets to events. The startup works with event producers to book locations and pull together tickets.

61

A personal concierge service that helps people book events

61

A digital advertising company that helps companies sell directly on Facebook

61

A booking system for restaurants, with a focus on those in the travel and hospitality industries in the US.

60

This company is building a mobile app meant to allow people to book appointments with a doctor.

60

The startup is looking to build a marketplace for corporate travel expenses. It’s a platform for companies to connect with people who can manage their travel arrangements, from managing flights to booking hotels.

60

This is a platform for companies to manage and share their work books, collaborate with other team members, and track team progress. The startup has a platform for users to manage and share their work books, collaborate with other team members, and track team progress.

60

A company building an on-demand system for the real estate industry. The startup is in the process of developing a web-based platform that allows customers to book appointments with mortgage brokers and appraisers.

60

A tool for bookkeepers to do accounting.

60

A web-based platform for booking and managing travel. It’s like Kayak but for travel companies and airlines.

60

A ‘Book of the Month’ subscription service that promises to send a book to your door with the month you sign up for. It’s currently in the UK and Ireland, with Australia and New Zealand plans for 2020.

60

A company that’s building a tool for people to book and pay for apartment rentals.

59

A company that wants to dig up on-demand and unpaid digital labor on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

59

The startup does everything from selling pallet racks to making sure your Facebook is not blocked.

59

A startup that helps you find and book parking. The startup wants to help people find parking at a garage, and book it via their app.

58

UrbanClap specializes in helping local businesses find customers through their mobile app. It’s building a tool that helps people book appointments at local businesses from their phones directly.

58

The startup’s first product is a subscription service that sends out a box of books each month to clients. It’s meant to be a “Netflix for books”

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"We are a group of experienced marketers and developers who believe in building companies that are powered by users and not investors. We want to move from a world of transactional businesses to ones that are built on relationships. Our mission is to build a platform that allows people to create and share their own content in the same way that they share links or photos on Facebook."

58

 A platform that allows users to find and book service from any local service provider. The startup just raised $3.4 million.

58

The startup’s app allows users to browse, book, and pay for hotel services using their smartphone without any of the usual frustrations from booking a room with a tech-less hotel website.

57

Causes that want to communicate with people on Facebook and other social media platforms can now do so through a Facebook-style private messaging platform that will allow users to send and receive messages through a growing list of apps and services. The company says the community is growing rapidly and has over 200,000 members.

57

The startup’s goal is to make it easier for people to shop for vacation homes. They’re building a platform for people to search for vacation homes that they can then book and pay in one place.

57

A tool that lets restaurants and venues book and manage live performances.

57

This startup is building a company to help local businesses in the UK with their bookkeeping and accounting needs.

57

A side project to Zenefits, a human resource software company, that automates payroll for small businesses by pulling data from Quickbooks.

56

A mobile app that allows users to find and book a taxi and pay for rides with their credit cards. Currently operating in the UAE.

56

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

56

A new tool for booking and promoting artists and live shows, currently in private beta.

56

A book publisher for emerging authors.

56

A company that wants to help people pay their taxes. It wants to use Facebook as a portal to pay your taxes and automate the process.

55

A platform that saves time for freelancers by allowing them to quickly find, book, and pay invoices, and receive payments in their account.

55

Homejoy is building a platform that helps home cleaners book appointments at the best times for their clients and their customers’ schedules.

55

An “entrepreneur” app that helps you read business books at your own pace.

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A customer support platform for social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for newsrooms, news publishers, and TV channels to collaborate on sharing content and distribute video. They focus on sharing video content, and do so in a way that Twitter and Facebook can’t.

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A startup that lends out the tools necessary to set up a basic office at home, whether it’s for a small team, an individual freelancer, or even a single room. The startup has a platform for users to manage and share their work books, collaborate with other team members, and track team progress.

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A company that helps build technology for banks to provide online banking through telepresence. A few months ago, it was reported that Facebook was looking to invest in VR company Magic Leap to help make this possible.

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A hotel booking app for the Middle East, powered by a social network of travelers and a marketplace of local and international hotel partners.

54

A “Facebook for Real Estate” that combines a platform for real estate agents and sellers to find buyers and sellers with a native advertising platform (similar to Rent.com) that lets companies manage their presence on the site.

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A SaaS platform for scheduling and managing your travel, with a focus on hospitality. The startup wants to help hotels and start-ups book their travel more efficiently.

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A startup that helps people find and book flights around the world. "We're not trying to be a travel booking site but more a package." The platform lets users see prices and deals from a variety of airlines, which is useful for travelers.

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A platform for sharing books, music and movies.

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A private hotel booking platform.

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A shopping site for second-hand, used books

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A company that aims to help marketers adjust their Facebook ads in real time based on the user’s interests. The startup is working with various marketing teams all over the world to build out a proprietary algorithm.

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The startup wants to build a kind of digital scrapbook for co-pilots, allowing them to share photos and stories from their flights.

52

A startup for booking and managing automotive services. The startup builds software that allows customers to book services like oil changes, tune ups, and repairs, and also lets mechanics and mechanics’ shops set up recurring bookings.

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A tool for restaurant managers to book their staff, and track their performance.

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A tool that helps people find the best travel deals, picking up on the long tail of unadvertised fares. The startup is pitching itself as a sort of early booking agent, where customers can search for flights and then call in to a travel agent.

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A startup that provides a way for people to book and pay for their medical appointments from their mobile phones, the startup plans on democratizing the healthcare system by making it more accessible to the general population.

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This startup is building out a news aggregation platform for journalists and bloggers to gather content from sources like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

51

A “mobile and online platform” for booking and managing salon and spa services.

51

A Slack/Facebook hybrid app that helps you figure out where your friends live.

51

A startup that lets people book rideshare services, place trips, and get suggestions from the app. It’s already working with over 5,000 drivers.

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In India, there are millions of small businesses that don’t have a bank account. ManageBharat is a mobile app that helps these businesses manage transactions, pay taxes, and keep their books straight.

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A smart phone app that makes it easier to find the cheapest airfare for travel on Facebook. The startup has already seen success with the app, and says they’ve seen a 150% increase in the number of people in India who use it on a daily basis.

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A book publisher. The company plans to publish books in the style of Harry Potter, which will include a “magical” performance.

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The social network for stylists offering them a place to collaborate, share ideas, and build relationships. It’s a network for stylists, but it’s not like a LinkedIn. It’s more like a Facebook for stylists.

49

A startup that wants to teach young people in the developing world about money management and financial literacy. It hopes to do this through written workbooks, games, and a messaging platform that supports peer-to-peer learning.

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Ideabook is a blog that highlights the interesting startups, interesting ideas, and interesting people at Y Combinator.

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An API platform for digital publishers to connect their content to Google, Facebook and Apple News.

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A company that wants to improve the way people pay for airline tickets. The startup is building a new online travel booking platform that they say will help travelers get the cheapest and best seats, and even get upgrades.

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A way to merge your Facebook and LinkedIn friends. The startup is currently in a private beta.

48

A travel booking service for customers who prefer to stay in a more local or independent hotel. The company wants to make the whole booking process faster and more intuitive.

48

A travel booking platform that connects consumers with local businesses to offer services like free airport parking, meal discounts, or access to free Wi-Fi.

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BookNow is a service for online ordering and payment for food, flowers, theater tickets, and more. The company claims it has sold over $10,000 worth of tickets in four months. They’re also getting some attention from investors.

47

A startup that allows people to make money by selling their used items, such as clothes, furniture, and books, through an online platform.

47

A company that wants to help people find a way to use a home like a hotel. People can rent out their home for a day, two weeks, or longer, with Airbnb-like booking options.

47

A startup that wants to build an AI-powered chatbot that allows your Facebook friends to talk to your bot for all the things.

47

A new way to personalize a conference that helps you book a room, attend a presentation, and find a new friend.

46

A solution for customers to take a photo of a receipt or invoice and have it automatically link to a transaction in QuickBooks.

46

A startup that helps small businesses create a social media presence, with a focus on Facebook and Twitter

46

A startup for book lovers that lets you see what books are available to buy in your area and set a reminder to buy it when it’s cheaper.

46

A company that promises to make travel booking and finding flights as easy as posting a free, ad-supported message on Facebook. The startup has raised $40 million in funding.

45

A new channel for people to sell their old books for profit

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A company that helps people book appointments and make travel plans through a single interface, with an iOS app, a native app for Android, and a web-based app.

45

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.

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The startup is building a service that they describe as “the Uber of air travel”. It replaces the “front-end” that users deal with when they book a flight and instead of a travel agent, will connect them directly with an itinerary.

45

App startup that plans to use a bot to send messages to people through their Facebook account.

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A “Twitter for books” that surfaces conversations happening around those books.

45

A startup that helps hotels in Europe and the Middle East book rooms for corporate events with Fintech companies, using their own websites, without the need for a native reservation system.

45

A startup that sends users a box of physical books for every month they sign up for.

45

A video chat service based on Facebook’s Messenger platform.

44

A smartphone app that helps people take better notes and organize their knowledge about their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and more.

44

 A digital textbook and learning platform that makes it easy for teachers, students, and parents to create and share digital content.

44

Startup that’s building a platform for creating tools for publishers to manage their brands and products. It’s like a platform for brands to set up their own Facebook pages, but for e-commerce.

44

A free app for connecting with your friends outside of Facebook. It’s a platform where people can create digital walls and a platform to share photos and videos. They have a team of 30 people and have raised $3.5M funding.

43

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

43

A “digital bookshelf” where people can collect and share their favorite books. The company has received $1.25 million in seed funding.

43

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

42

A startup that helps people find like-minded people in their area to join them on a shared journey. The site lets you book a ride with others nearby, and lets them know when it’s ready to pick them up.

42

A startup that wants to take the pain out of international travel booking by creating a marketplace where travelers can find last-minute deals from local vendors.

42

A tool that aims to help create a beautiful, custom, and interactive Facebook News Feed.

42

The startup wants to create a one-stop-shop for all of your Facebook ads needs. The startup is currently only available to marketing executives.

42

A platform that lets you manage your Facebook and Twitter accounts from a single app.

41

The startup is building a traveler marketplace for South American cities. It’s a place where travelers can find roommates, book flights, and even share their rooms on AirBNB-like websites.

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An AI-powered platform that helps travel companies and agents book seats and deals on the most popular airline websites. The startup's proprietary technology is a SaaS product that can be integrated with any travel site.

41

A startup that lets guests book rooms and restaurants directly on Airbnb, without having to go through the service’s own reservations system.

41

A startup for direct sales of international travel, with a focus on leisure travelers. The startup provides an easy way to book and pay for the flight with a credit card and splits the commission with the travel agent.

40

A platform that helps users create and buy custom stories for their businesses, letting them build custom landing pages, sales pages, blog posts, and e-books.

40

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

40

A platform for customers to find and book speaking engagements with companies, without the need to cold-call.

40

A startup that helps Facebook pages and Instagram profiles monetize with advertising.

40

A multi-services platform that provides a complete end-to-end solution for small businesses. The company says that they’ve had $10m in bookings and a $1m ARR.

39

This startup aims to be a place where you can get childcare information, and then book that childcare at any time. The company wants to solve the problem of childcare shortage, and says it has already helped people book childcare for the first time, and is now helping people find care for the first time.

39

A mobile application that uses a custom demo version of Facebook’s Graph API to allow users to create and share an interactive digital business card that includes information about their company, including their team.

39

A company that provides a way for customers to buy and sell vehicles on Facebook Messenger

39

A booking app for millennials, featuring curated events from a local partner.

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Chatbook is building an app for people to record their travel. The startup won a $40,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to build out its mobile app. It’s intended to help people remember their adventures in a more visual way.

38

A startup that is trying to make travel apps more useful, by helping you find and book housing, food, and activities.

38

A new startup that’s trying to make it easier to book transportation from carpools.

38

A platform that helps comic book creators and artists manage their businesses and careers.

38

A platform that helps people find and book the best available gym memberships, and better manage their fitness routine.

38

A startup that wants to bring Facebook Messenger-style voice calling to the desktop.

38

An AI backed startup that uses algorithms to help internet users discover new books, movies, and music.

37

A B2B company created to help dog-walkers and pet sitters book their customers’ pets online. They’ve completed a $1.5 million seed round, and plan to expand to the UK and Australia in the coming months.

37

A startup that wants to help people book last-minute flights and hotels by bringing together factors like price, travel time, and flight delays.

37

A startup that offers the ability to schedule meetings with anyone through Facebook Messenger. Social Calendar is an iOS app that aims to make scheduling meetings easier, with features like a calendar widget and a back-and-forth messaging system to make scheduling a breeze.

37

A new startup that aims to bring the popular online chats of Twitch, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter together into a single video-based chat platform. They’ve built a Chrome extension that lets you embed Twitch, Reddit, or Twitter into a video chat.

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A 24-hour customer service bot that's capable of making appointments, booking hotels, and purchasing airline tickets.

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Activell is a browser-based service that helps companies track and report their social media efforts. The startup says it can manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram campaigns across the globe.

37

A business model and platform that allows you to focus on what you want to do, rather than worry about some of the more tedious processes like accounting, HR, bookkeeping, and planning.

36

A platform that uses AI to predict the outcome of games, similar to a sportsbook and Vegas odds.

36

A company that makes it easier to find, book, and pay for limo rides via the web.

36

A bookkeeping startup in Argentina that helps small businesses and freelancers track their finances.

36

 A cloud-based review platform for dating apps, with a funding round that was reportedly led by Facebook

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The startup is looking to create a platform that allows for the sale of virtual brands, like Google or Facebook, and collect a portion of that from advertisers.

35

A startup that helps users find and book local services like house cleaning or pet sitting.

35

A comic book subscription box that sends customers a new comic each month.

35

A mobile app that creates “personalized news, alerts and recommendations for every user” — a sort of personalized news, or “Facebook for you”.

35

A tool that lets someone create a Facebook Ad with a group of friends in it for a specific cause or purpose.

35

A startup that helps users organize their pictures and videos through a mobile app. The startup has partnered with Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox.

35

A startup that wants to take on the role of the concierge, with a live human who can help you book a ride on Uber, book a hotel, or find an event.

34

This is an app that helps fans book concert tickets. FanBridge helps match fans with the artists they want to see, then book tickets and credit cards for the show.

34

A program that helps people trade in their old textbooks for credits to buy new ones. The startup is working with publishers to get its new textbooks a little cheaper than new ones.

34

This startup is changing the way real estate agents do business, making it easier to book appointments and manage their own inventory.

34

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

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A startup that wants to connect buyers with people who have what they need, from spare parts to rare books.

34

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

34

A platform for advertisers to bid on videos on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

34

A travel booking tool for people who want to book a vacation with a single click.

34

A startup that’s built an online platform for booking training sessions. The company wants to help companies get more customized training for their employees.

33

An online marketplace for trading used books, based on users volunteering their books as collateral. The company is based in the UK but has been growing in the US.

33

A dashboard for tracking Facebook ads to see what works, and what’s not working.

33

A startup focused on, of all things, helping travelers navigate the world. The company wants to help you book hotels, flights, rental cars, and other travel arrangements using an app, a website, and a mobile messaging platform. (1)

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A platform that lets people share their work-life stories, ranging from their favorite hobbies to their favorite books.

33

A tool for selling digital products with a drag-and-drop interface, focused on ebooks and video games.

33

A startup that’s building a platform for booking travel and hotel rooms. The company is aiming to compete with Expedia and Priceline.

33

A tool that lets you book software development services on Elance

32

This startup is building a mobile app for users to discover and book their preferred doctors and hospitals in India.

32

A way to let people book services like cleaning, car maintenance, etc. in a more automated fashion.

32

A travel-service platform that aims to help you book flights, hotels, car rentals, and tours with a single login. And it has over $2 million in funding from investors that included Y Combinator and Union Square Ventures.

32

is a platform for selling used textbooks and keeping college students accountable for their books.

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A tool for creating and managing a database of e-books, for booksellers and authors.

32

An online community for people who want to buy and sell used books and other collectibles.

32

An online marketplace that helps self-storage facilities offer their customers more than just storage. It also helps them manage their books, marketing, and operations.

32

A check-in system for hotels and other lodging services, using a “frictionless check-in” platform. The platform allows guests to book rooms from their phone, and lets them track the status of their room within their app.

32

A startup that helps fundraising professionals send real-time messages to donors using Facebook Messenger.

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A startup that partners with local retailers to curate a handful of in-store activities for users to enjoy. These “experiences” are curated by the user’s location and can be anything from a free cup of coffee to a free library book.

31

The company takes an “Uber for Home” approach. The startup’s app helps homeowners find and book handyman, electrician, and handywoman services.

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A Facebook-style messaging platform for sharing photos, videos, and live streams. The startup is only looking at the US for now, as they want to avoid the potential regulatory and legal issues in other markets.

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"Growth Hack" is the second-most cited book on Amazon.com, after The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

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A startup that brings together top doctors and nurses in an app, which lets you book appointments, or video chats with doctors and nurses remotely.

31

A startup that lets you get the best price on a flight and allows you to book it on your phone. The startup says they have completed over 750,000 flights.

31

A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

31

Want to find out how your friends are doing Lookalike is a tool that can tell you how many shares someone has on Facebook, how many times they’ve posted, and the likelihood that they’ll post again.

30

A startup that lets customers book appointments online. It has served 800,000 users since launching in August 2018. It will have a team of 10 by the end of the year, with a $2.5 million seed round led by Grishin Robotics.

30

A company that allows you to buy and sell goods on eBay directly from within a mobile app. Founded by former Facebook exec Justin Kan, Hangers was started in 2014 and has raised $5.5 million. and has over 30,000 users.

30

A digital platform that makes it easy to book flights for consumers, while also providing information on flight delays, prices, and more.

30

A full service accounting solution for small businesses, including invoicing, bookkeeping, payroll and accounting. It’s also a software as a service (SaaS) offering.

30

A startup that offers a way for people to book rides from their homes to the airport. UberX rides are typically cheaper than cab rides, but even after the startup’s recent troubles, it has a market share of over 30%.

30

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.

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A way for mobile users to get notifications from different sources, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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A platform for booking and hiring editors and producers for video content.

29

A travel booking app for the US market that’s focused on building long-term relationships, rather than creating new reservations every time. It features a single price which is then split between their members.

29

A decentralized marketplace for web pages, where people can buy and sell ads. The startup offers buying and selling ads for web pages the same way that people sell and buy ads on Facebook.

29

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

29

A new app that aggregates everything from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to allow you to find a specific song or video, plus the biggest trending songs and videos.

28

A startup that helps freelancers manage their time by creating a dashboard showing how much time they have to complete a project. It helps freelancers manage their time and act on time management tips they get from their favorite books.

28

A hotel booking app for people who haven't booked a hotel, and want to know if it's a good price

28

A company that’s building a library catalog for libraries. It’s a “meta-library” that’s meant to help libraries keep track of collections and allow users to find books by library, author, or keyword. It’s a local library solution, though it can also be integrated with Amazon and other online libraries.

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A company that combines the reach of Facebook, the functionality of Slack, and the simplicity of email. The startup is aiming at small businesses and enterprises that want a way to collaborate across teams to stay connected without spending a lot of time in the office. The company is currently in private beta.

27

A tool that helps with all aspects of booking training and events. It helps you find venues, speakers, and attendees, and generates an end-to-end proposal for pricing and payment.

27

A scheduling and booking tool for food delivery services.

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Helping small businesses balance their books with simple, intuitive accounting software. It’s like Quickbooks, but with less complex features.

27

A tool that helps marketers and their clients create and amplify their Facebook Ads. It’s like a Proof of Concept with a free version.

26

A startup that’s building an app that helps people find and book transportation across cities, across multiple modes.

26

A small software startup looking to get people to watch and share videos on Facebook and Twitter as a way to build awareness for their product.

26

The startup, which is raised $2.5 million in seed funding, provides an integrated digital library that lets you keep track of your books, movies and music.

26

A platform for books, movies, games, and TV shows to be sold online. They’re a startup of a publishing company, who are using it to build their digital catalog.

26

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

25

A new way to book tickets online. Instead of booking through a travel agency or airline, the startup plans to make it easy to book and pay for your tickets through the app.

25

A platform for curating and distributing mobile games. The startup is focused on games that are designed for touchscreens, though they reference other platforms, such as Facebook’s Messenger and Apple’s iMessage.

24

A tool for building interactive maps, allowing users to organize things like sports teams, book clubs, and other social groups.

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You take one of their books, but when you’re done you can download the PDF, which is much easier to read. They also have ebooks that include exercises, so if you’re a student, you can practice your reading over and over again.

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Crowdtap lets you send and receive money through Facebook Messenger.

24

A platform that allows users to easily find and book home services, and then pay once services are delivered.

24

A tool that helps you keep track of the book you read, and which you can then automatically give to a friend.

24

A startup that will help salespeople pitch more effectively using a “Playbook”-like interface with a combination of slides, infographics, and video.

24

A tool to help Facebook users delete their Facebook account from one place.

24

A platform that helps you find and book a great doctor online.

24

A platform that lets users book vacation rentals around the world.

23

 The company with the combined vision of Google, Facebook, and Uber: A new kind of messaging platform that allows you to send and receive a message with a set of actions. An example: You can send a message to a friend and then order them a pizza, with the message automatically being routed through the app and then to the pizza chain.

23

A startup that wants to make a way for brands to quickly and cheaply build an Instagram-like social media account directly on Facebook. Great for influencers who don’t want to deal with complicated Instagram accounts.

23

This startup is building an app that enables workers to schedule tasks via a mobile app instead of an email. They’re currently working on a version for freelance workers, but they’ve also written a book on how to run your business without a web presence.

22

A startup that helps journalists publish content without going through Facebook’s “disengagement” process

21

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

20

A company that provides a way for people with small businesses to run bookkeeping software online.

20

A startup for finding and booking travel that uses a bank of 5,000 itineraries to provide personal customization. It’s in the phase of becoming a booking site, with a desktop app in development, and a plan to open it up to all users.

20

A company that helps people quickly book flights by way of a flashcard-like app

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A chatbot that can help users book and manage home services.

17

A platform for small businesses to manage their bookkeeping, invoicing, accounting and payroll. The startup, which was founded in 2017, has a mobile app that lets users pay their bills, check their accounts and get invoices.

17

A tool to help people run their own ad campaigns on Facebook for a small fee

17

Pitchbook, a media company that covers the venture industry, has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch. It includes several companies from the summer batch, including the following:

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A tool for book authors to manage their digital publishing, from editing to royalties, live chat, and more.

15

This startup is building a “digital” tool to help people with things like vacations, travel, or spending money. The startup is on a mission to make saving money as easy as booking a trip. They have an Android application and a web app.

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Subscribing to offers you can share on your Facebook feed, and then a “curated” feed of other people’s stuff you might like.

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A free social network for the LGBT community. It’s a social network for LGBT people, like Facebook, but without the “friends” — it’s more of a “community” for LGBT people.

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

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A startup that’s creating a new way to arrange catering for events. The company is building a platform that makes it easier for event planners to book caterers and decorators in most major cities.

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An AI-powered chatbot that can help companies and employees schedule meetings, handle travel coordination, book rooms and even help with pre-determined tasks in the office.

10

This startup says they’re building a Facebook-style news feed for people to read news stories. It’s a way to let news sources share stories without having to pay for a platform.

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Aaa is a network of Aaa-branded stores which use the platform to sell used textbooks, backpacks, luggage, etc.

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A startup that helps people find and book a remodeling contractor for their house

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A startup that sells a tool that allows people to create a sort of virtual scrapbook of their life and to share with loved ones who are no longer around

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A startup that sells a book where you can find a recipe for every possible food you can imagine

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A startup that provides a service where people can book a room to stay in for a night like AirBnb but instead of an entire house it’s just a room

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A startup that makes it easy for people to sell their old books (I know there are a lot of startups doing this but it's a big market)

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A startup that provides a service where people can buy a book and have a writer on Upwork write a custom book for them in their voice

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Idea: A Slackbot for finding and booking travel

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

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Idea: A startup that allows people to book travel services, like makeup artists or photographers, on demand, and pay for it all through one invoice

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Idea: A startup for helping companies sell stuff through Facebook and Instagram

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Idea: A chatbot for Facebook Messenger that helps people manage their finances

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Idea: A startup for the rental housing market that helps residents find and book apartments

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Idea: A platform that helps educators find, book, and coordinate travel plans with other educators

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Idea: Software that allows companies to screen candidates in real time A bit like a Facebook Q&A tool

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Idea: A subscription-based service that provides the tools to discover new favorite books

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Idea: A way to buy TV advertising through Facebook Messenger

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Idea: A startup that recommends life-changing books

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Automated Playbook for Getting Your Business on Google

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Idea: A platform for managing ad campaigns for small businesses, meant to compete with the likes of Facebook and Google The company says it already has a few enterprise customers

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Idea: Luxe is building a platform for on-demand car service that charges $5 per month for bookings and $150 per mile The company expects to be profitable by the end of the year

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Idea: A startup building a chatbot for booking appointments for electric car charging

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Idea: A platform that allows hotels to book out their rooms at a constant price, even when occupancy rates vary

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Idea: A software as a service solution for enabling B2B transactions on Facebook Messenger

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Idea: This travel startup helps travelers book group trips, like tours and cruises The startup is focused on building a marketplace that helps small businesses find customers

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Idea: A chatbot building platform that lets people quickly build and deploy chatbots on Facebook Messenger, Kik, or Telegram

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Idea: A business that helps with the management side of commercial cleaning services, helping people set up contracts and take care of bookkeeping Has just closed an $80,000 round

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Idea: A startup that is building a software service for auto shops to help them manage customer service from booking appointments to

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Idea: A mobile app that helps people take the slow out of slow travel. It offers curated lists of local experiences, and helps users book rooms and other experiences with hosts.

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Idea: A startup that allows you to send a text message to someone, and it’ll automatically be posted as a review to Google, Yelp, Facebook, and other places on the internet.

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Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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Idea: An automated platform that helps small businesses manage their finances and bookkeeping. The company is looking to help businesses reduce time spent on administrative tasks while automating a lot of the accounting side of things.

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Idea: A web-based hotel booking platform for vacationers in Asia, built natively for mobile. Their models includes a monthly subscription service for hotels, allowing them to focus on customer service and other features.

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Idea: A way for brick and mortar businesses to book low-cost appointments with customers.

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Idea: A startup that helps businesses easily connect to and onboard employees from social media profiles (like Facebook and LinkedIn)

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Idea: A software-as-a-service that helps publishers manage their presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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The event featured the first TechCrunch XR (extended reality) Hackathon in which teams built VR and AR experiences using HTC Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR headset. The event also featured a Startup Alley in which the most promising startups from the 2019 program showcased themselves to investors, mentors and press.

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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.

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Idea: A platform for booking medical appointments, similar to OpenTable or Uber. Users can book with a doctor inside or outside of the platform, and it will handle the

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Idea: SaaS startup that helps hotels manage their rooms and guests, with a little bit of Netflix’s recommendation algorithms baked in. The idea is that hotels can use it as a booking engine to get more out of their rooms, and the company’s founders say they have a 75% conversion rate.

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Idea: Rollup is building a cloud-based solution for authors to publish and sell interactive books. It allows authors to create games, quizzes, and other interactive elements that let readers take a deeper dive into the stories.

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Idea: A social network for fantasy sports enthusiasts, with a “Play Money” currency that allows users to play for fun and for cash. The company launched in Australia in September and has since launched on Facebook in the US.

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Idea: A white-labeled version of the video scheduling tools used by companies like Google and Facebook. It also helps companies manage their video ads — and is profitable now by helping companies make native videos.

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A startup that connects people with digital marketing experts, so small businesses can get help building their Facebook and Instagram pages, etc.

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A startup that helps companies manage their books and finances, including keeping track of revenue, expenses, cash flow, and company financials.

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A startup that makes it easier for online travel agencies to manage inventory and bookings.

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Blackbox is trying to tackle the problem of consumer credit scores, which are used to help determine creditworthiness, but are not very accurate. The startup is building a credit scoring tool that uses data from places like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to determine creditworthiness.

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A startup that sells a monthly subscription to 4-6 books for people who want to read more but don’t have the time

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Idea: A startup for local home services (eg plumbing, electrical, landscaping) The company is also building out a mobile platform called On-the-Job that it says will allow customers to book services directly from their phone and schedule appointments

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