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A startup that provides a video calling app for doctors so that they can consult with patients remotely

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A startup that allows users to draw straight lines and then automatically create a 3D model of the object with a computer vision model.

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This startup is building an API that connects users to doctors via text messages and video calls.

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A health care platform that aims to help doctors communicate with patients and their families in real time by providing a secure way to voice and video call.

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A product that tracks how much someone earns, automatically providing estimates for taxes and retirement

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The startup is a spin-off of a company called Hint, which was founded in 2015 to help people make better decisions about personal finance. The data can be used to help consumers identify opportunities for savings and investments, and Hint says one in three Americans don’t have enough money saved.

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A startup for city-dwellers to browse, buy and sell locally produced goods.

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A startup that helps big retailers manage a large number of different call center operations. The company says it has been able to save retailers over $100 million a year in labor costs.

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This startup is developing a platform for smart contracts that automatically execute when specified conditions are met.

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This startup’s algorithm is designed to find and cancel fraudulent payments, automatically. It’s free for merchants to use, and they’re aiming to partner with processors and banks.

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A company that wants to use AI to identify fraudulent texts, emails, and calls before they’re delivered to your phone.

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A crowdfunding platform specifically for beginner producers and small businesses.

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A platform that helps businesses and job seekers find and connect with remote teams. Currently, they're working with a company in Brooklyn called Crave that hires people remotely through a third-party site.

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Automate your phone bill payments by having your phone bill automatically pay your phone bill.

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

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A security startup that’s building a platform to automatically detect and prevent fraud in the payments industry.

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A startup that provides a service for people to schedule a call with a personal trainer so they can lose weight

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A startup that helps customers change loyalty cards without physically going to the store.

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A startup that lets you take a picture of a QR code, plug it in to the service of your choice, and automatically get an email with the link to a website that explains the code.

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A company that helps businesses call in to talk to prospective clients, and vice versa.

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A mobile app that helps users take pictures of their receipts, and then automatically categorize them into different expense categories, such as rent, food, and transportation.

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

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A smart fridge that automatically orders more milk for your coffee.

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Another startup accelerator program, Techstars was originally called TechStars but shortened its name in the summer of 2010.

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

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

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A way to keep track of what’s being sent between two strangers, without someone having to physically keep an eye on it.

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A software company that helps companies hire and manage on-call workers. They’re launching in early 2019.

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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.

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Slack is a chat system for teams that uses a chatbot-like interface. The startup’s bot is called “Dalai,” whose goal is to make the process of building a Slack team a smooth experience.

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A company that creates AI-driven widgets for SMS. The startup’s CTO called out the company’s AI as a “turnkey solution” for businesses to send messages from a single point.

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A platform that helps users take better care of their data and their digital life. They’ll be launching an app where users can manage their data automatically and use it to optimize their lives.

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A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

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

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This company wants to help businesses with employee engagement. The company wants to help companies with digital HR, specifically with recruiting, onboarding, and retention.

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Let’s call this app the “Uber for food”. This is a restaurant-on-demand service that can be triggered via a mobile app.

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A digital platform that provides what its founders call a “dynamic ‘recipe’—a step-by-step process that guides users through every step of the creative process from start to finish.”

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A GPS-based ride-sharing app that allows users to call a car directly from their phone.

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A startup from a company called Popcorn Time, which allows users to stream free movies and TV shows. It's now a part of Netflix.

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A healthcare service that provides a platform for human resources to view and search through the health records of employees. Providers can also use the platform to set up secure access for their employees, and then billing details are sent automatically.

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

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This startup is building an AI-powered platform that helps people manage their relationships with their doctors. It uses machine learning to automatically scan medical records and find patterns that indicate better compliance with doctor’s orders.

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A startup that provides a service to help people with their immigration paperwork (basically lawyer) A startup that provides an alternative to Airbnb for people to rent out their homes (which they are not living in)

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A startup that offers a platform for real-time problem solving called “Teamwork”

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

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A way for companies to keep track of their employees' safety and productivity data, and automatically reach out to them to provide support if they're having a hard time.

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"Gizmodo" called the Startup Battlefield and Fast Company’s 2016 “Top 10 Coolest Companies”.

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Muyu is a startup based in Brazil that wants to help companies automate their invoices. The startup has a feature-rich platform where users can drag and drop invoices and attachments, and renew them automatically.

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Seed-stage, early-stage, and pre-seed stage seed-stage companies are typically those that are less than 2 years old, and are valued between $500,000 and

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Salesforce.com’s Wave is a platform aimed at salespeople that lets them collaborate on calls, track KPIs, and use AI to guide future calls.

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A startup that helps employers manage their payroll, benefits, and insurance electronically, with a set of tools that include a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, an API, virtual and in-person support.

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A platform for helping new startups do business with existing clients. It automates the process of a startup having to call a client to get set up.

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A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

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A tool that enables users to automatically draft and share social media posts

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A platform that helps retailers sell offline. The startup lets retailers sell their products in physical stores, and then also sell it online for buyers. Basically it’s a way for brick and mortar retailers to sell online and to their customers.

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A platform with a web-based portal for doctors to access patient information, allowing them to talk to patients or patients’ families remotely through video conferencing, or call them into their office.

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

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A new way of doing customer service that’s designed to be more personal and efficient than the call center model.

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A startup that wants to create an online store that uses artificial intelligence to automatically find and purchase items that match a customer’s taste and preferences.

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A chatbot that answers questions and handles customer service calls, using language processing to help users avoid common mistakes.

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

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A tool for companies to manage their on-call team

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“A safe investment wrapper for cryptocurrency savings accounts”. The company is building an account that lets people invest cryptocurrency, while also automatically tracking the value of the investment and sending out monthly statements.

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A startup that lets you create a wishlist for your favorite products, then automatically sends you emails when prices drop on those items.

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A company that automatically matches users with their fitness instructors

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A tool for getting a lot of attention on social media, especially Twitter. It's basically a social media management app that helps you build a plan for driving lots of followers, likes, retweets, etc.

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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.”

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A startup that helps people buy and sell things locally through the app. Pricy is hoping to compete with services like Carousell and OLX, which have been operating in the same niche for years.

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One of several startups that are building alternative work schedules that let people swap out their hours for the week. They all basically pair an employer with a local worker who can come in for extra hours in exchange for a small fee or a flat rate.

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A SaaS platform that helps IT teams automatically create a repeatable, secure, and reliable infrastructure for IoT/edge devices.

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

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

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A platform for sharing and tracking all of your fitness activities. The company developed a stand-alone iOS app called MyFitnessPal in 2011, which has over 150 million users worldwide. In 2017, they launched the fitness tracking and calorie logging platform Fitbit.

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The startup is building a system that lets restaurant operators do inventory management automatically, which is difficult because of the high number of variables involved in managing inventory, from the type of food to how it’s portioned and stored.

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In the UK, an increasingly important part of the economy isn’t bricks and mortar stores but phone apps. And one startup wants to replace the app store with a custom-built version. The idea is that you buy an app once and then get the updates for free. The company is giving away its first product for free, called The App Store, in order to gain feedback.

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This startup is building an automated system to automatically detect and flag potential employee fraud.

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A startup that allows you to create a “move” between friends, effectively turning a video call into a video-text-chat.

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A startup that’s building a tool that automatically designs and builds ecommerce stores for you

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The startup is looking to disrupt the $2.8 trillion consumer credit industry, which it says is ripe for disruption by building a better credit scoring system for micro and small businesses using data from a company called Credit Karma.

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A platform to help call centers automate and manage customer support.

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A team at the Harvard Business School is building a tool that can automatically tell the difference between the various types of ads you’re seeing on the web, and craft personalized, customized ads based on that data.

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The startup is creating a digital, and automated, way to check the status of your vehicle’s maintenance, like a car recall, or a recall on your tires or windshield wipers.

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A startup that makes a product called “The Wig”, a wearable device that can tell you if you have a fever or not by reading your face

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A bot that can automatically find lost items and return them to their owner.

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Builds outbound software sales calls to try to get businesses to buy more software.

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A tool that helps sales managers and salespeople manage sales leads from all different sources. It works as a CRM for Salesforce, helping salespeople see calls and leads in one place.

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A new platform that creates targeted ads using the data from your social media. It’s not clear how exactly this would work, but the startup is hoping to “dramatically change the way brands target customers”.

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These guys have a chatbot called “Alexa” that helps you track down a product you may have ordered. The company has integrated with major e-commerce companies to provide the service to their customers.

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A startup that aims to bring on-demand services like Uber to the B2B travel sector with a new service called Travia that will allow travel managers to hire drivers for their clients on-demand.

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

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

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A “dynamic pricing platform” for calls and text messages.

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A collaboration platform for photographers and artists, built for the Chinese market. They have a service called “A.P.I.S.” where artists and photographers can upload art and photographers can upload photos to sell.

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The startup, called Picaboo, speaks to you via your webcam to make it easier to get the perfect selfie by applying a filter to your face.

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A company that uses AI to help make low-cost, high-quality face-to-face video calls.

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A startup that lets you create videos and images with text in the background in real-time to create what’s called a "Voxel" — an image with a 3D representation of a text sentence.

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A software startup that wants to create a way to automatically package and publish videos on social media in a way that doesn’t require extensive video editing.

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A kitchen system called the “KitchenPod” that’s meant to let you cook, then take the result home for later. The kitchen has a base unit, and a separate pod that connects to a smartphone. The fridge is connected to the base unit via Bluetooth, so it can track things like what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. When the pod is connected to the base unit, it can track the fridge’s temperature, as well as how much food it’s holding.

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This startup is building software that allows you to “conduct a live call with a doctor”, a process that can be helpful for medical consultations as well as for tele-training and coaching.

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A startup that uses an IoT platform to automatically manage the delivery of goods in the same way that Amazon and Uber do. Founded in early 2019, they’re currently in talks with logistics companies in the US, Canada and Mexico.

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A company that provides AI-powered technology for online retailers, including an AI-powered website that can automatically suggest new products and changes to products based on consumer behavior.

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A company that wants to build a way to understand the meaning of phone calls (through audio) and help courts make educated decisions on them.

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The startup aims to make managing web apps easier with a toolset that evaluates the security of a website, then automatically sets up a SSO for a developer to use.

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This is a tool for the music industry that automatically alerts you when someone you’re following releases a new song. The B2C startup is working with music companies and artists to make the feature happen.

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A SaaS solution that helps software developers build and manage mobile applications. The startup is looking to allow companies to create a mobile application for any of their products, with the system automatically building the app for them.

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A platform for making lists and reminders. The startup is led by the former CEO of a company called Reminders, which was acquired by Google in 2010.

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The company is building a platform that integrates with hospital networks and practices to share health records electronically.

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A startup that helps small businesses with insurance. They’re working on their first product in the US, called “Bundle”.

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A startup helping companies that use a lot of data or have a lot of data. The startup is looking to offer 24/7/365 support, with an automated phone call within two hours of an issue being raised.

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A SaaS solution that helps companies manage the customer experience for two-way video calls.

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A text-to-speech app, allowing users to call up text they record and have it spoken aloud in their voice.

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Jet.com is a startup that will sell anything from household items to clothes to groceries to a single user, with no membership fees or minimum purchase requirements. It’s been called the Amazon of online shopping that will work on the ground. The company says it has 1.1 million active buyers already, and a $3 billion run rate.

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A startup that is working on an injectable drug that will help heal damaged nerve fibers. They’re working on a treatment for a degenerative disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, which is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves.

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This startup is building a way to create virtual reality experiences for brands, using a technology called “phantom display”.

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A startup called “MyBoat” that helps you find guides, captains, and crews for your next adventure

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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.

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A startup that helps you communicate with your team remotely, whether it be a conversation, a live video call, or a collaborative whiteboard

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This company is building an app called “MyBeds” for homeowners to create a “bespoke bedroom” for their home. The app lets you create a “dream room” from a set of customizable, curated items.

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A startup that wants to make a better way to manage wine cellars. The startup is building a software that would allow people to see what’s on their wine cellar, and plan out their purchases in advance, and then automatically order them when a shipment comes in.

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A video chat app for small businesses, allowing them to record meetings, call in and out, and see who’s online.

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Builds mobile apps for small and medium-sized businesses that are typically handled by outsourced developers. It helps the client keep track of their employees and their weekly hours, track expenses, and generate invoices.

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A platform building bots for messaging platform Slack that can automatically detect and respond to communication needs.

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 Using computer vision and machine learning, this startup is building a tool that can automatically identify and deliver relevant customer service via text or email.

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A B2C online platform that helps people look up the prices of products and services without having to use a phone or computer. It uses the Apple Wallet API to pull up prices from thousands of retailers and automatically applies a coupon.

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Builds on the company’s previous product, which allows users to create animated GIFs from their smartphone. Now the team wants to help people automatically make money from their GIFs.

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An SDK for automatically creating, updating, and publishing content to social media.

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Very interested to see what comes of this product - the idea is to give you a way to create a smart contract with a shipping company that automatically tracks your package from the time it is picked up to the time it is delivered.

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A startup that provides a service where you can purchase a gift card that is redeemable for a 1 hour tech support phone call

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A mobile app that allows you to manage your credit and debit card numbers with just your phone’s camera and a voice response. Circle uses the camera to take a picture of the card and then calls the number on the card to confirm it’s valid before linking it to your phone.

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A company that helps its customers to “reduce the friction” between their customers and their employees by using a distributed ledger called Hyperledger.

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This company, which is now a subsidiary of software giant IBM, is trying to make enterprise software simpler for smaller organizations. They have a new product called “Navigator”, which is designed to help organizations of all sizes (from a startup with 3 people to a Fortune 100 company) navigate the complex technology stack they have today.

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A market for the world’s farmers, specifically those who want to start selling their excess produce in bulk.

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Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

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A healthy, fast, and affordable way to get food delivered. It’s a millennial company, with the founders calling themselves a “health-food lifestyle brand”.

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The team is building a way to automatically and transparently recommend the best employees for an open position. The startup is currently only targeting startups in Silicon Valley.

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Scrubly is a search engine that automatically detects plagiarism in text. The startup’s first product is a plagiarism tool that monitors students’ texts and flags any that could be misappropriated.

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Automatically tracking employee performance with an award system that tracks achievements on a daily basis and gives out points.

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This startup makes a workplace calendar that automatically syncs with a company's online calendar, and is integrated with Slack.

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This startup is building a way to automatically build and promote e-newsletters to customers based on their interests.

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A SaaS application meant to help recruiters manage the process of calling and hiring candidates, and keep track of who they’ve interviewed and what they’ve asked.

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A startup that’s building an app that will help users to change their appearance in real time, combining the optically-corrective benefits of makeup and the photorealistic capabilities of CGI.

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A startup that’s building software that helps doctors and health providers strategically manage the number of patients they see in a given day

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A startup that helps companies manage their supply chains by automatically matching products in inventory to orders. The founders have raised $1M in seed funding, with plans to expand to Europe.

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This startup is building a tool that helps small businesses create and manage their own marketing campaigns. It’s called “marketing automation” and helps businesses automate the creation of emails, landing pages, and other marketing materials.

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 This is a website for buying and selling used computers. The website automatically searches for computers that are listed by sellers.

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This startup is building a premium, shared-bikes-for-hire platform in Los Angeles that aims to be an Uber for urban transport. Their bikes will be electric and can be reserved online, on-call 24/7, for one hour or longer.

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This is a startup that wants to build a system that automatically detects and captures video of police interactions and the surrounding community. The startup recently raised $1.2 million from Digital Ocean’s Venture Fund.

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A way to automatically sell your old stuff on eBay, using big data to determine what you’re likely to buy again.

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A chatbot that allows you to schedule calls with financial advisors at your convenience.

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A startup called Shift is building an algorithmic platform to help restaurants figure out which dishes to prepare to meet the demands of busy days.

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A startup that helps businesses create a more efficient CRM system by collecting data from multiple sources and automatically integrating it into a single sales pipeline.

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A tool that helps small businesses, specifically those in the restaurant industry, manage and pay all of their in-house expenses, from utilities to payroll. In the US, their core customers are restaurants.

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The company is centered around a new product called the “Activity Tracker”, which is actually a wristband with sensors that measure the wearer’s activity throughout the day. The wristband communicates with a phone that then records the data on the app. The data can then be synced with a HealthKit-enabled app for tracking progress.

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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 called eCredentials is building a connected ring that stores and connects to your medical records, and lets you keep track of changes and see a history of everything you’ve ever had done.

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A wearable company that makes a product called a ‘halo’ that is a jacket and a hat for your dog and monitor its health

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A tool that pairs with a customer’s bank account to automatically route money and send bills.

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Zach wants to help people who don't want to use a traditional bank — they don't want to install an app, or they want to use a specific app for different financial needs. Zach is a mobile application that lets you do this, with a free service called Zach Wallet.

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A company that helps freelance and on-call workers find jobs. It’s currently working with 10,000 companies including Uber, GoDaddy, and Microsoft.

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A system for automatically identifying potential threats on the internet and alerting users through push notifications.

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This startup is building a service that automatically generates an article and blog post for a journalist based on their content.

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A text-to-speech service for the blind that uses the Amazon Echo to convert written words to audio. WordBlind uses a technology called "on-the-fly" speech synthesis to convert text to audio that sounds like the original.

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A customer support tool that helps companies make customer calls and unlock customer data with a single API. The startup is currently aiming to partner with larger companies to develop a customer support tool that scales for multiple products.

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A startup that offers a student loan refinancing service specifically for those in the public sector.

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A social media app that claims to help people “organically grow their social networks”.

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A tool that helps people manage their rent payments, creating a digital ledger of when payments are made, and of any late fees or collection calls.

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A startup that uses text messaging to help people who are sick or at risk of infection simply call in and connect with a nurse or other professional for a chat, instead of having to go to the doctor’s office.

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Ex-Google engineers are building a new living room device they call the “Echo” that’s essentially a giant voice-controlled speaker. The device is a stripped-down, Google-made version of the Google Home, and can be controlled by voice, music, and TV apps. It’s set to launch in November.

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A startup that used machine learning to automatically identify the best apps for people based on their demographics, to help navigate the app store.

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A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

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A company that uses algorithms to direct automated phone calls to businesses to help them reach out to prospective customers who have similar interests. The startup offers a “campaign” for as low as $400 for up to two calls per day.

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A startup for people to sell stuff, and a way to help the buyers and sellers find each other. A similar marketplace exists today called eCohort, which launched in March of 2019.

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Not just a one-click solution for saving and transferring contacts, but a true platform for managing them. It allows users to create branded groups of contacts, and then schedule calls among them. It’s ad-free, secure and can be used on both iOS and Android.

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A startup that rewards employees for being more productive. Employees can earn points by completing tasks like answering customer service calls or helping with marketing, which they can then redeem for rewards or cash.

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

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A health insurance startup focused on improving women of color’s health care, specifically in rural areas.

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This startup is building a platform that helps brands to create a distinctive voice in the digital landscape, bringing a familiar brand experience to a digital platform. It’s basically a quiz app that allows brands to build their own personality profiles to bring to the web.

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A company that helps employees get paid even if their company is out of money. A startup called Yieldbot essentially acts as a middle man between companies and their employees.

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This startup is building an “app store for white-label content marketing” for companies. It’s called “branded content” and has a lot of the same features as Pinterest’s official app store.

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A startup that allows users to create online surveys or polls, and then automatically send emails to users who have registered on the platform.

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Create a new way for people to get their money from the bank. Give people a way to borrow and pay back small amounts of money to their bank electronically.

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A platform for travel agencies to manage their inventory, even when they’re not physically in the store.

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This is a tool that helps small business with their tax returns. The startup is called TurboTax because it claims to be a more comprehensive and efficient way to get your taxes done.

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A startup that helps employees make travel plans (specifically flights) for their organization.

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A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

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This startup is building a closed social network for people who are physically or emotionally unable to socialize with others in the same way as most of the world. The idea is that they’ll want to be part of a social network, but they can’t be fully active because of a physical or emotional impairment.

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 The startup is building a mobile network for remote employees that can use the network to send and receive files, make calls, and respond to email.

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A startup that helps people automatically send money to a friend via SMS

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A “Call of Duty-style” shooter game that lets players earn real money playing the game.

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A widget that helps you save money on your phone bill by automatically charging your phone only when you’re near a Wi-Fi network.

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A messaging app that uses AI and machine learning to automatically generate text. After generating a list of the most common questions and phrases that people send, customer support can use this tool to pre-write responses.

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A venture backed brand that makes nut-milk-based drinks and skincare products. The company has three products in the market already, and recently introduced a new product that uses a nutty brown rice protein called “brown rice protein powder.”

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A company that uses machine learning to create products that help senior citizens with activities of daily living, such as shopping, banking and making phone calls.

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A device for the elderly that monitors what’s going on with their blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels. The company also wants to build a “elderly safe” home that automatically adjusts itself to the needs of the elderly.

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A platform that connects a marketer’s email list with their website’s email opt-in form, allowing users to automatically sign up for emails when they arrive on the website.

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A new way to store and manage your digital media. The team at Briefly is building a platform that enables users to “train” their computer to automatically organize and discover their files, and then creates a “smart folder” that’s a digital representation of the physical one.

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The BLS blog provides a daily newsletter, typically written by an economist, that summarizes recent changes in labor market conditions locally and nationally, and features summaries of research findings.

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A data science tool that automatically turns data into “actionable, knowledge-rich insights” about any given user, looking for insights like “which users are most likely to convert to customers, or which users spend the most money”.

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A platform that aims to help companies build marketing campaigns by automatically finding the right customers.

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A startup that lets you do your holiday shopping automatically.

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A small loan marketplace that allows anyone to lend and borrow locally, in person, with no credit score required.

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This company is going after the $1.5 billion USD market of people who have a ton of receipts, but can’t manage them. They’re building a toolset that uses artificial intelligence to scan receipts and automatically categorize them by month or a year to help people use them for tax filing.

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A startup that wants to take your credit card data and have it automatically pay your bills, so you never have to pay a late fee.

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A startup that helps its users automatically take better screenshots, including those of mobile devices. It’s like a smartphone’s automatic screenshot function but for computers.

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The A16Z crypto hedge fund has a startup incubator called Alight Labs, which is building a machine learning platform to detect fraud in the industry.

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

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A subscription-based service for making video calls to other people that connects you to the person you’re calling with a data connection, not the person you’re calling.

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A platform that helps companies manage their voice and video calls and lets them share those calls with other people and groups.

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A payment platform for mobile airtime cards and prepaid calling cards

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A startup that helps people get their wages deposited electronically into their bank accounts. They’re using data from the US government’s MyEBT card and are aiming to make getting paid faster and easier for people who are on the edge of the financial system.

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A company that connects large retailers with local farmers, allowing them to buy produce directly from them and have it delivered to their store locally.

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A digital tax preparation software that automatically calculates federal and state taxes based on a person’s income, deductions and credits

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A company that wants to build a service that lets you call up an Uber-like app whenever you need a ride anywhere. The service would give you options for the type of car to be used and then would let you track the car’s progress.

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A platform to save money on airline tickets for frequent travelers. The company’s software automatically determines how much you’d pay each way to get to a particular destination, based on your previous travel history.

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A “non-traditional” startup that focuses on the aftermarket. It focuses on a market that’s typically difficult to reach because of the need for a deeper understanding of a customer’s business and needs.

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A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

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A platform that lets you select a task, and then automatically bids on it.

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A subscription-based phone service that hooks up to your existing phone line via the internet. The startup wants to take the $10 or so a month charge to connect to the internet and use your phone for calls.

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A customer support platform for small business, allowing them to connect with customers via chat, email, social media, and phone calls.

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This startup’s business is taking the laborious process of logging in to a website and making it more streamlined. Sola does this by creating what it calls a “lazy login” which says, “If you’re not logged in, you don’t need to log in.” Sola has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

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A speaker that allows you set up a conference call, share a screen, and use it like a conference room.

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

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A new startup that creates “micro-apps” for Web sites and apps, which are small pieces of software that can be embedded into a site or app to do powerful things like pull data from an external API and present it in a way that’s easy to use. For instance, one startup called Jingo lets small-business owners track employee schedules by giving them a “checklist” embedded in their website.

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This startup is building a system to monitor traffic at work sites and automatically send alerts to employees if a problem is detected.

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A tool that allows employers to set up a pay stub, and then automatically file it with the IRS for you. The startup is working with the IRS to use the tool to help create a better federal tax system.

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This startup is looking to automatically generate and sell weekly email subscriptions to people based on their buying habits. The email service is for people who want to make sure they get email notifications for products they purchase frequently, like coffee or a subscription service, like Gilt or Birchbox.

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Canvas is a Y Combinator company that creates “smart” pillows that “take advantage of the unique wireless signals from your body to automatically adjust your sleep position”.

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A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

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

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A platform that allows companies to “reduce pain points and improve employee productivity by automatically executing and tracking processes.”

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Rather than outsourcing maintenance of on-premises equipment, a startup called LifeSpan develops and sells cloud-based tools that help companies manage their equipment. It’s based in Austin, Texas.

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A two-sided marketplace for ads, designed specifically for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and backed by Y Combinator. The platform will allow publishers and advertisers to sell digital advertising at an auction, then use smart contracts to facilitate payment.

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A startup that will allow you to automatically receive payment for your work via AI. The company has raised $1.2 million.

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While many startups have been building virtual reality products to help improve cognitive or physical therapy, this startup is specifically built to help people with mental illness. The app works as a video support system to help people with anxiety and mood disorders.

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SaveUp is a one-stop shop for college savings plans in the US, Canada, and the UK. It works to save people money with a tool that automatically sends pre-tax contributions from employer to student's 529. The company has raised $1.5M in funding.

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Celery is a social networking tool for startups and entrepreneurs, created in 2014. It was originally called “Hootsuite for startups” but changed its name in 2016. Celery allows users to plan, track and share information with their community, or network. It also includes a suite of tools for scheduling events and offers a marketplace for connected service providers.

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An online marketplace for buying and selling used items and goods. The company is using a technology called RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to allow consumers to scan an item and find out what they’re worth on the platform, which they say is a cheaper way to buy used goods, and helps sellers by cutting out the middleman.

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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.

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This startup is building a service that turns your iPhone into a platform for helping you find a doctor or emergency room. You’ll be able to call any medical professional or hospital directly from your iPhone, and they’ll provide you with directions and a diagnosis.

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The world of finance is changing dramatically, and there’s a lot of confusion around how new technologies like fintech will impact financial services. Fintech can take the form of apps, startups, and platforms, or it can be composed of a mix of all three. Fintech is a catch-all term that can include everything from cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to machine learning, and more. Fintech startup solutions help companies navigate these changes.

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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%.

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

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A way to automatically send money to a friend in need. If you can’t go to the person who needs the money, you can still give them some of what you have.

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An online tool to help employees track and control the costs of things like conference calls, or to help them split up phone bills.

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A startup that helps people find jobs online, with the help of a system called "In The Loop"

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A product for displaying and uploading digital artwork called “the Art App”.

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A simple way to put email and messaging in one inbox, and a way to make calls from one platform. Each app is meant to be used alongside the other, and can be combined with other services like Slack and Google Voice.

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A startup that’s building a way for people to explore and explore a world of their own around their city. It lets you drop in for a day, look around, and get a sense of the neighborhood without having to physically travel to it.

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A cellphone app that automatically suggests time-saving, healthy habits for you.

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A startup that helps people find the closest taxi service on demand. A company called Taxi Magic will match you up with a cab in under 5 minutes, and if there's not one nearby, you can request a car to come pick you up.

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iaidigital helps cities manage their streets and sidewalks. It uses the power of machine learning to automatically flag and alert city workers about potholes, graffiti, and other issues.

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Create a platform for companies to manage their own customer service phone calls.

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The company’s founders have been called "the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the Indian startup scene" by a reporter in Quartz.

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A messaging app that eliminates the need for SMS text messages to communicate with a business in China. The startup wants to make calls and texts cheaper and faster, with a focus on reducing spam.

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This startup offers a gamified service for calling Uber or Lyft, which works through the app.

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A startup that helps B2B companies automate their expenses. The company’s software is built to be used by the finance department to track expenses, and to automatically reconcile them with the appropriate accounting system.

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A new service called WeWork Connect, for real estate developers and investors.

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A web-based, cloud-based app that helps organized people, called “Mavens”, manage their life, including shopping, to-do lists, etc.

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Smart contracts are basically pieces of code that will execute conditions set by the maker of the contract when the contract is broken.

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A “dynamic” service that allows customers to take a picture of a receipt and have it automatically translated to 10 other languages. It also provides translation services for non-English speaking customers.

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A company called SmartPay that claims to be building a service that allows merchants to accept digital currency payments without having to install a terminal.

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A startup that plans to use machine learning to reduce the number of calls to customer support teams.

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Remind is building a service that sends SMS reminders to users’ phone, like a phone call or text message, which they can set on a schedule.

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to monitor your health and give you a counseling session with a live doctor over the phone. The goal is to make the call center a “one-stop-shop” for any kind of health issues.

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The startup is looking to build a platform that will allow organizations to “build, launch and track a new app within minutes”. The startup built a demo app, called “the app builder”, that allows users to build and launch an app within minutes. The startup has raised $2.7M in seed funding as of September 2019.

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

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A startup for scheduling calls to the UK’s National Health Service, offering option to use the platform to connect with a doctor in real-time.

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A platform that brings medical students and doctors together for consultations via video calls. The company says it has more than a thousand doctors signed on, and that in its first six months it had $300,000 in revenue.

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A startup for companies to replace their in-house call centers with AI, saving them money and time.

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 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.

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This startup is developing a platform that aims to reduce the number of phone calls a doctor makes to patients.

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A platform that allows businesses to manage their outbound calls from one place, with a feature to help them avoid mistakes and save money. The startup offers a solution for businesses that don’t have their own call center.

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The other factor is the service-based nature of B2B companies. B2B companies typically spend on services, such as accounting or legal services. The most common B2B service businesses include accounting, banking, and legal services. B2B marketing startups are therefore more likely to be targeting B2

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This startup is building a tool to automatically generate landing pages for your campaign. The startup is a Y Combinator alum, having raised a seed round in 2013.

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A platform for building interactive, multiplayer games that can be played without the need for a screen. Prototyped with a game called “Truck Stop.”

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A startup that wants to give people the same ability to browse and shop for food that they have in the US. It’s designed specifically for Indian consumers who don’t have a bank account.

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To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

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This startup is building an app to help companies decide between what they call “full stack” or “micro-services” architectures.

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A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

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A tool to automatically and accurately edit videos from your iPhone, so that you don’t have to use the stock iOS app

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A startup that helps nonprofits replace donation solicitation with a call-to-action to register to vote.

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A startup called Ava is the first to offer a solution to the “last mile problem” in ride-sharing. It’s a payment system that allows riders to send money to driver partners via Venmo.

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A tool that automatically scans photos for copyright infringement. The startup wants to help potential infringers to make sure their photos don’t get taken down due to false accusations.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help companies manage call center operations. The startup says it has $1.5 million in funding from investors including Birchmere Ventures.

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A platform that helps people build custom AI into their business processes. The company wants to use AI to automatically generate data for business reports.

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This startup is building a way to take a URL and automatically create a site in the Google Cloud.

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This startup is building an app that sends a smart message to your employer when you leave your desk. It’s designed to remind companies of their hiring rules, but it could also be useful for workers to avoid calling out sick.

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A startup that lets users pay for their own ads on websites and social media. The startup is also announcing its first acquisition, a company called ad optimization engine Storefront that has developed a technology to show ads to people based on their demographic profile.

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A search engine for mobile phone numbers with features like call forwarding.

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Another product for running virtual meetings, this time focused on the enterprise. The startup helps companies organize large-scale conference calls even though they could be anywhere in the world.

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Idea: This startup is helping to launch a product called “Tinder for travel” where users can pick and choose flights, hotels, transport, etc. and then a concierge arranges the trip for them.

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Idea: A mobile game that runs in-browser for the browser-based game streaming service The startup basically wants to make a mobile game but instead of building a native iOS or Android app, it can run inside the browser and be streamed to a phone

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Idea: Previously, the company was raising money under the name Tender, which would have been a food delivery service that employed the same “crowd delivery” model as Munchery or Peach Now, the company is simply called Tender, and will be an online marketplace for farmers

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Idea: Make your next conference call more productive

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Idea: This startup is building a way to automatically detect and diagnose problems in large fleets of industrial equipment

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Idea: The founders of Recruiterbox have started a new company called Proxee, which is a “CRM for recruiters” The app promises to help recruiters source and manage candidates

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Idea: A-Frame, like React, is a web framework for building virtual reality experiences Unlike React, it’s made specifically for VR

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Idea: A startup that enables people to automatically record the music they listen to on their phones and stream it to a connected speaker

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Idea: A startup that is building an AI-powered platform, intended as an alternative to the likes of Verint and others, meant to help call centers

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Idea: A business intelligence platform that allows big companies to keep track of their financial data It’s basically a way to manage multiple data silos in one place

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Idea: A software platform that helps retailers serve their customers better, with many of the features of a CRM but specifically for retailer use

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Idea: A software company that helps banks run call centers more efficiently The company is currently working with two banks in Brazil

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Idea: A startup that is building a SaaS/cloud solution for call center automation The company says it already has $200k in monthly recurring revenue and over 100 customers

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Idea: A simple way for people to pre-order food online from local restaurants, picking up their food without waiting in a line or ordering into a kitchen. Customers place an order on the website, and then the startup calls the restaurant to confirm. The startup says it’s grown 10% week-over-week for the last year.

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Idea: A tool for financial advisors to help them build stronger relationships with clients. The startup helps advisors keep track of how they’re spending time with clients and helps with communication like text messages and phone calls.

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Idea: A startup that helps keep track of customer service tickets by connecting the person who answers the phone to the person who originally took the call.

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Idea: A platform for video collaboration, for example to make a video call with a bunch of people at the same time, along with a tool for editing the video together.

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Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to sell or donate their clothing. Users take a picture of their items and it’s automatically listed on a number of different online marketplaces.

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Idea: A company that wants to help businesses refine their hiring process by looking at past candidates. Specifically, they want to help companies discover talent in their town without having to go through the costly process of headhunting.

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Idea: A platform for insurers to call and text patients regularly about their health and to encourage them to get physicals. The startup aims to be a replacement for the “wellness programs” that many insurers have offered in the past.

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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 business that helps carpenters and plumbers schedule service calls. So far, the founders say they have $1,500 in

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Idea: In the US, a startup that brings data from a person’s Fitbit or other fitness tracker into their doctor’s office. The system, called Bionode, is already used at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. They’re looking to branch out to other health providers as well.

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Idea: This startup is building an application that helps call centers handle chat/chatbot conversations with customers. It’s a way to help them navigate inquiries that come in via different communication channels.

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Idea: A podcast for entrepreneurs and small business owners. It’s called “Sales & Marketing” and it’s hosted by two former startup founders.

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Idea: A small team of workers in the UK is building a new browser called Rethink… which is meant to be the only browser you need. The startup is building out a single browser with an artificial intelligence-powered search function as the core of the browser.

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Idea: A startup to help people stop smoking cigarettes by using a device called PACT, which is a patch that helps people stop smoking by delivering a drug through the skin.

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Idea: This is a startup that is building small robots. The startup’s first product is a robot called

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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.

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Idea: The startup is building a tool that automatically writes a person’s will and will updates, letting you track wills from multiple users in the same account. It’s built on top of a free service that lets you write a will once and store it with them. They’re aiming to replace legal representatives with their software, while still giving users the option to use a lawyer.

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Idea: A startup that wants to build the next generation of video calling services, tackling the problem of making video calls pleasant and frictionless.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a service that allows businesses to automatically share their tax information with their employees.

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Idea: A technology company that’s building an API to automatically match parts of a building’s structure with subcontractors. The idea is to help construction businesses better manage manpower.

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Idea: A way to automatically manage your finances that doesn’t require users to enter or re-enter any information. The startup is primarily focused on helping users pay off their debt.

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Idea: A credit card company that’s specifically built for musicians. It replaces the usual tools musicians use to get paid.

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Idea: A company that makes travel backpacks that have a pocket specifically for storing your laptop

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Idea: This is the company behind the Bodega app, which calls itself a “Bodega box that comes with a free human.” The startup is building an app for small convenience stores in order to make shopping for milk, eggs, and other items more convenient. Its founders are betting that by bringing in a human to help customers, they’ll be able to differentiate from other convenience stores.

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Idea: A platform that uses AI to help small business owners scale by building an engine that automatically figures out the most profitable steps to scale a business.

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

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Idea: A startup that wants to get people off the couch and get them playing table tennis. The startup’s primary focus is on what they call “casual players” — people who play recreationally, but don’t want to spend a lot of time practicing to get better. The startup offers lessons on how to play the game online, as well as in-person lessons in San Francisco.

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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.

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Idea: A new kind of ecommerce platform for physical goods, where every product page has a video embedded. The company calls itself “a new kind of ecommerce platform for physical goods, where every product page has a video embedded.” Users can watch videos to hear the story behind the product, or if they want, can touch the screen and hear the video narrated by a voiceover.

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A startup that’s built an open-source, artificial intelligence-powered bot that helps you schedule meetings on Slack. The bot is called Lino and was built by a team of ex-Google and ex-Yahoo engineers.

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A team of former HubSpot and Google employees have created a new startup called Binder that makes it easy for sales and marketing teams to collaborate with one another.

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A startup that provides a way for users to alert emergency services of their location This is meant to be used as an alternative to calling 911, which is often the default option for users in emergency

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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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A tool for automatically converting your app idea into a Github pages.

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A startup that is building an on-call platform for businesses to find workers. The platform integrates with companies’ existing software and alerts employees when they need to activate the system.

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