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A startup that helps colleges and high schools provide students with career and technical education.

1,240

This startup has built a medical app to help in-home care providers manage their client’s data.

575

A tool for finding and sharing childcare and nanny services with other parents.

501

A platform to help people find the best care for the elderly, with a focus on home healthcare.

447

A startup that aims to take care of your apartment while you’re away. InstaHome provides cleaning services, maintenance, and security for your apartment, with plans starting at $16 per month.

432

A startup that provides a service that helps people in their 20s and 30s with their career transitions

385

A startup that helps you get your career from idea to reality

261

A platform for the healthcare industry, offering a way for patients to get a diagnosis and treatment based on their symptoms.

224

A virtual reality startup that aims to help healthcare professionals train and collaborate. It’s a VR app that lets doctors, nurses, and other medical staff practice together in a virtual environment before they need to go to the hospital.

192

People love their pets, but when it comes to veterinary care, there’s a shortage of vets, and a high cost. PetMeds is building a subscription service that integrates with veterinarians to deliver pharmaceuticals and supplies to pets at home, where they can get better care and less expensively.

165

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.

153

The startup is rolling out a network of mobile clinics and Ubers for cheaper care in lower-income parts of the US that need it.

119

A software company that allows people to find the best healthcare provider to treat a specific condition.

118

A startup that wants to create a “socially responsible” bank account for people who want to support causes they care about.

118

A startup that makes the process of filling out Medicare Part D plans less painful. The platform helps people fill out their plans online, and acts as a sort of health insurance broker for people seeking Medicare coverage. The startup says their customers save an average of $50 per month.

115

A startup that helps people with diabetes receive better quality health care by monitoring the service they receive from their doctors and hospitals

114

A startup that provides a service where people who are visiting a new city can get a box of carefully selected items that will help them enjoy their stay

107

A “social network for nurses”, where nurses can connect with each other and patients. The company is currently focused on the US healthcare system.

106

A platform for managing all your medical records and scheduling appointments, proposed as the Uber of healthcare.

106

 A micro-funding platform for entrepreneurs, reducing the cost of startup capital for high growth startups by providing a mechanism for investors to match their own funds with the startups they care about. The goal is to save startups money on the front end while generating real returns on the back end.

102

A fake account that updates you on trending topics and stories that others are talking about, but are too boring or too niche to actually care about.

101

Internet of Things startup that wants to build a “health-care-in-a-box” for $2,000 that can be plugged into a drone, allowing doctors to give patients remote care.

100

A healthcare database platform that allows doctors to communicate with each other and share patient data.

99

A healthcare platform that rewards doctors for helping patients and generating revenue for the practice.

97

A startup that provides a service that takes care of your plants for you

94

A text-based chat service for healthcare providers, with the aim of making it easier for patients to get a doctor’s appointment and communicate with their care teams.

93

 A startup that helps health care professionals in the US access and organize health records.

93

Working with healthcare systems and pharmaceutical companies, Aptara is providing a platform to help hospitals optimize the clinical processes they use across a range of different technologies.

92

A startup that takes care of the back-end payment, management, and delivery for physical concerts.

90

In August 2019 they launched, a “natural hair care line for black women”.

90

A B2B platform company that helps healthcare and insurance companies gather and use patient data to improve care, manage costs, and reduce waste.

90

A startup that provides a service to help with the coordination of care for people with chronic conditions

89

A company that wants to make it easier for people to access healthcare, through telemedicine.

89

Patient-centric software (software that helps patients take better care of themselves) that helps people manage their own health data.

89

A company that builds software to help health care facilities manage patient information.

89

A startup that provides a tool for new parents to help remind them to take care of their health

88

A startup that helps people make decisions about education and careers before they go to college

88

 A startup that matches people for daycare and nanny work.

88

A startup that makes it easier for healthcare providers to manage their time

87

A web-based platform that helps users navigate and communicate with their healthcare providers.

87

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

87

A health startup that helps people take care of their teeth. The idea is that you can brush your teeth, or at least do a good job of it, and it will be easier to get a good night’s rest.

86

A software platform that helps human resources departments manage their employees' healthcare.

86

A startup that helps a family navigate the health care system when a loved one is sick

85

A student health-care startup that offers a free student health-insurance plan to individual students, that covers co-pays and deductibles but doesn’t cover in-network hospital visits.

85

A startup that makes it easier to track medical bills, insurance claims, and other healthcare-related expenses.

85

A mobile application that takes care of all the background tasks of running a business. It allows you to focus on making your business more efficient.

84

A personal care service that delivers on-demand personal care.

84

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

83

An IoT service that helps hospitals track and monitor patient care across different departments.

83

A startup that helps women and men work together to grow their careers, by helping them find each others’ LinkedIn connections.

83

A high-tech way to enable people to communicate with their doctors remotely. The company hopes to make that easier for everyone: patients, doctors, and caretakers.

82

An online marketplace for local services and products. It launched in June 2018 with a focus on renovations and childcare.

82

A startup that helps health care workers get better at taking care of patients.

82

A startup that provides a service where you can pay a monthly fee to have a local sitter take care of your pet

81

A startup that provides a service that helps people with brain injuries and other cognitive conditions take care of themselves and feel better

81

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.

81

A healthcare solution for the elderly in developing countries.

80

A company that wants to help hospitals build better technology. It's building cloud software that allows nurses to prioritize patient care, use a shared calendar, communicate with doctors, and more.

80

This is a toolkit for healthcare organizations to manage their operations, like billing, all from one location.

80

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

80

A blockchain-based protocol that allows the exchange of medical data, and allows for the creation of a "decentralized healthcare marketplace".

79

This startup is building an app to help people with mental illness manage their health. The app aims to make mental health care more accessible and affordable.

79

A platform to help employers manage their healthcare plans

78

The startup offers a service for home healthcare providers to create a payment plan for clients and get paid over time. It’s a service that competes with services like Care.com.

78

A health care technology company that wants to build a device that can measure your body’s cortisol levels to determine your stress levels.

78

An on-demand home health care service, built on the promise that “people don’t want to be dependent on others” and the idea that “your doctor is your friend”. The startup is currently in 10 markets with plans to expand to 10 more markets.

78

An artificial intelligence bot that helps family members and caregivers monitor their elderly parents’ health.

78

This startup helps companies deliver care to patients in a more efficient manner. The company works with hospitals to help them deliver care in a more cost-effective way.

77

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.

77

An online marketplace for home health-care services to cut down on paperwork and increase efficiency.

77

A B2B company that helps property managers and agents manage rental properties by automating tasks like invoicing, collecting rent and taking care of repairs.

77

A startup that provides a service to people who are looking to make a significant career change and want to do a 6 month stint to get a taste of what it’s like to be in a new industry

76

A startup that helps caregivers create their own day-to-day schedules for their patients to ensure they’re not over- or under-scheduled.

76

A company whose goal is to bring better health to all people, leveraging emerging technologies to help people get more out of their health care.

76

A network of community-based care providers that helps seniors stay in their homes. The startup has raised $24 million to date.

76

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

76

A tool to help people manage their healthcare data. It integrates with EMRs, EHRs, and other medical records to allow patients to access their data in a single place.

75

A software company that wants to help people with chronic health conditions manage their care and keep on top of their medication.

75

A mobile app that helps users manage their health care costs on a variety of health care plans

75

A platform that integrates health insurance and health care data to connect patients with doctors.

75

 A startup for parents to help find child care, and an app for parents to help find child care providers.

75

A company that helps connect individuals and families to caregivers, offering them a premium subscription service.

74

 A company that helps employers and employees manage insurance plans. Their software allows the employer to manage a healthcare plan in a more centralized manner with less paperwork, and provides employees with a more affordable option to access healthcare.

74

A global marketplace for finding, purchasing, and delivering personal care products in the US

74

A platform that helps people with mental illness to find jobs, get to school, and get the care they need.

74

A system for home health aides to manage their clients’ care from anywhere.

73

A startup that helps people find the best, most reliable care for themselves and their loved ones. The company is looking to partner with employers and large patient-specific care providers to improve the quality of care, while also being a resource for medical professionals.

73

A startup that wants to build a system that helps patients get more affordable, higher quality, and faster-acting healthcare. The startup is starting in the UK and Ireland.

73

A startup that makes software for the healthcare industry

72

A startup that helps people take charge of their emotional health by gamifying their self-care routine.

72

A community that helps students of the University of California and beyond get the finance and career capital they need to start their own business.

72

A startup that pairs patients with farmers via its mobile app, helping patients manage their personal medical records and their personal health data. The startup aims to build a “virtual pharmacy” that can help patients manage continuous care.

72

A telemedicine startup that connects patients to health care professionals via email, chat, video, and phone.

72

A free service that makes it easy for businesses to use the government’s services, like Medicare and Medicaid.

72

The startup is building a platform to help keep track of healthcare data from providers, patients, and researchers.

72

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

71

A healthcare startup that’s building a mobile app that integrates with the patient’s Fitbit to help track any changes in health.

71

A startup that helps people find affordable health care services. The startup also offers a service that helps people who need a doctor find one via a map.

70

A tool for managing your finances in a single place. The startup wants to help people take care of their money, and also wants to help people manage their money, as many people are not doing so.

70

SaaS business that connects women and their partners to maternity care. They’re headed to Y Combinator’s Demo Day.

69

A $100 million startup that works with “large group of healthcare providers” to offer direct-to-consumer health insurance.

69

A company that helps people find the right healthcare provider when they need it, whether that's a doctor or a lab. Their product is a directory of doctors and their practices, with the ability to add doctors, review and edit information, and even schedule appointments.

69

A startup building a platform for the healthcare industry to store and share patient information.

69

A platform that integrates with healthcare providers to find communities and provide feedback on their needs. Its goal is to bring community health and quality of life to this underserved population.

69

A company that helps people who have been injured on the job get the medical care they need.

69

A social network for shared care that pairs doctors with patients.

69

A healthcare company that’s working on a way to help doctors and nurses collaborate remotely.

68

A cloud-based system for managing healthcare claims and data for a range of customers and providers. Ivol is a startup that uses AI to sort claims for insurers and then helps physicians and hospitals with the claims and data.

68

This is “a healthcare startup for the world’s largest democracy” – India. It aims to help patients get their prescriptions filled at the lowest prices possible, and is already working with several pharmaceutical companies in India for a $3 million revenue run rate.

68

A platform to help workers access an employer’s benefits, including healthcare, regardless of where they work.

68

A startup that is focused on building an internet platform for newsrooms. The startup is building a news platform that allows users to easily curate their news feeds, making it easier to find the news they care about.

68

A company that helps users and companies find jobs. The startup’s platform helps users apply for jobs in their area, helping them break into new industries and find careers.

68

A platform for direct-to-consumer health care that allows users to share health data and receive treatment recommendations from a variety of doctors and hospitals. The company says it is the only platform of its kind and has raised $1.2 million to date.

68

A use case-based apprenticeship platform for nurses, health technicians, and other healthcare professionals.

68

A digital health care platform that helps patients track their medications.

68

A startup that is a marketplace for healthcare providers to rent out their unused medical equipment

67

A community for young adults that wants to help them get into finance and grow their careers.

67

This startup is a “personal budgeting solution” for freelancers. The idea is to make it easier to see how much money you’ve made and how much you’ve spent over the course of your career and to make it easier to plan spending.

67

A new business process management platform for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

67

PetMD is a vet-tech startup that helps pet owners with a range of services, from consulting to pet care. It has a “pet concierge” service to help owners with questions like what to feed their pets when taking them to the vet, and what food to pick up on the way home.

67

A company that wants to improve the way healthcare providers can collaborate and share data.

67

A startup that wants to grow in the middle east and eventually offer a hub for those looking to find a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional in their area.

66

A health care marketplace for patients to connect with physicians and specialists.

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 startup that gives a voice to a growing number of people who are sick of the medical system, especially in the US. It aims to help people connect with their health care providers in a more direct and human way.

65

SaaS company that helps hospital nurses and doctors build secure online patient portals. The startup is focusing on the healthcare vertical and has its first client.

65

This startup is building a platform that allows companies to make financial decisions for their employees, including healthcare, retirement and other benefits.

65

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

“inTune” is a software platform that allows healthcare providers to collaborate better with patients and with each other.

64

A company that offers a platform to help healthcare providers send patients’ medical records to patients’ doctors.

63

The startup is building a product that helps make up for the lack of continuous care for seniors.

63

An online dating platform for young people that focuses on their education and career. The company wants to normalize youth dating by making it easier and more attractive to have a career as well as a dating life.

63

A medical services company working with hospitals to track and manage patients’ care

63

A startup that is building a platform to allow high school students to build a career in technology.

62

A company that is building a platform to help doctors and hospitals monitor and improve the quality of their care.

62

A micro-insurance company that is beginning to offer healthcare coverage to low-income individuals in the US. Their goal is to reach the uninsured and help them purchase insurance.

62

A tool for healthcare providers to manage patient records and scheduling.

62

A startup that provides a service to help people who are looking for a new career find one that is a better fit

61

A startup that brings professional care to those who can’t afford it. The startup has raised $4 million to help those in need.

61

A startup that aims to help make the case for Medicare-for-all. The company is building a platform to help explain the economic case for Medicare-for-all to the general public.

61

A SaaS-based app that helps employees manage their career, health, and wellness.

60

A platform that helps people find the best way to pay for medical care. The startup’s mission is to make healthcare more affordable in the US and in Europe.

60

A startup that helps people find a mentor or a coach to help them make career decisions and take them from idea to reality

59

A social network for the humanitarian sector, not unlike Care2 but more focused on the humanitarian side of things like conflict zones, refugees and the like.

59

A startup that lets people take care of their bikes, which are serviced and fixed by their manufacturers.

59

A company that helps doctors and clinics get paid faster for their services. The company has partnerships with over 20,000 healthcare providers and raised $1.1 million.

59

A healthcare startup that wants to make it easier for patients to pay out of pocket for healthcare.

58

This startup is building a platform for doctors to take care of their patients in the digital world. The company wants to create a better patient experience, and help patients get the right information faster.

57

A platform where people can find the right caretakers for their aging parents.

57

A company that makes a system for keeping track of the things that need to be taken care of while you’re on vacation

57

A healthcare provider that uses AI to help doctors identify chronic illnesses and recommend effective treatments.

57

A social enterprise, with a focus on childcare, women’s empowerment, and animal welfare

56

The idea: a startup that helps users find and order a caretaker for elderly relatives.

55

A platform for personalized digital health, a healthcare app that uses AI to help users think more about what’s good for their health and less about how to check off boxes on a calendar.

55

A healthcare startup that’s aiming to help people with food allergies keep track of their food and their allergies.

55

Cored is a healthcare startup looking to use artificial intelligence and data to predict and monitor a patient’s medical outcomes. The company currently has a team of PhDs and uses IBM Watson and Amazon Mechanical Turk to do its work.

55

The software lets employers manage the careers of anonymous employees. The startup is using the data to help companies recruit talent from candidates who have the best qualifications.

55

A startup that helps people take care of their mental health, including counseling and psychology services. The startup is working on a mobile app for people to use when they need help, and is trying to work with employers to offer mental health support on-site.

55

A company that makes software that helps you find the best healthcare professionals for your needs.

55

A tool that helps people evaluate their careers in a way that has real-time feedback from their managers. It’s currently used in early rounds at Y Combinator.

55

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This startup’s utility is powered by the sharing economy. The app allows people to connect with local drivers and couriers to take care of what can be a labor-intensive activity, like moving a couch to a new apartment or delivering art to a new home.

54

A healthcare company that has designed a device to use a smartphone’s camera to detect tumors

54

The following companies were featured in the Inc. 5000 in the “Healthcare” category:

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This startup is building a service that helps companies to add on-demand healthcare to their existing employee benefits packages.

53

A health insurance company that covers “no-care” expenses for patients with chronic illness. Keeps health premiums low by covering expenses like dental and vision, with a background check.

53

A startup that helps in-home care workers coordinate their schedules with clients, and with each other.

52

A platform for healthcare startups to grow their partnerships, build scale, and get investors. It aims to help sales efforts by making salespeople more efficient and giving them access to sales data in real time, which can help them close deals.

52

A “data mining tool for healthcare companies” that aims to reduce the time it takes to build predictive models for their customers, and to help them make better decisions on who to target for their products.

52

A laundry service that takes care of the dirty work of picking up, sorting, and delivering dry cleaning and laundry.

52

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.

51

This startup is building a tool to help people find the best doctors, dentists and other medical professionals in their area. The startup is looking to build out a health care recommendation system based on personalized data from the patient’s current doctor. Gives the patient a recommendation, which is then sent to the doctor, where they can then make a decision on how to proceed. The company is looking to launch in early 2021.

50

A startup that is building a platform to take care of enterprise customers’ sensitive data.

50

This startup helps small businesses build websites from scratch using HTML5, CSS, and Google Fonts. The startup takes care of things like a logo, social media, fancy blog posts, and of course, the website itself. The startup is based in New York.

50

A platform that helps people find the best and cheapest healthcare, based on the best information available on what treatments are effective, and what providers are best. HealthMap is targeting big cities in the US that have good healthcare options and are currently underserved by them.

46

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

46

An online payments solution for small businesses in the finance, insurance, and healthcare verticals.

45

A crowdfunding platform for healthcare startups. The company is pitching an app that helps prompt patients to schedule appointments and get lab results.

43

A health care startup that aims to make the best use of technology to help doctors and patients manage their health.

43

A platform that helps people connect with people who can help them with their career

43

A career search platform that helps employers find local talent.

43

A startup for connecting people that wants to give them the power to track their health care, and be informed of any changes in their healthcare.

43

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.”

42

A software company that helps healthcare providers and pharmacists create and distribute apps.

42

A telemedicine platform for the elderly that allows them to get healthcare advice from doctors in their community.

42

A startup that helps patients track diagnoses and other data during their treatment, helping doctors and hospitals improve the quality of care.

42

A health care company that makes it easier for patients to manage their health options. The startup has worked with large insurance companies and hospitals to build the platform.

41

A profitable startup that provides software for businesses to create and operate their own community-based group insurance plans. It also provides a platform for businesses to track and control their health care costs.

41

A healthcare platform that connects patients with health care providers to find out what and how much they can afford.

40

A way to help people make better decisions in healthcare, by making it possible to compare the cost and effectiveness of different treatments.

40

A platform for landlords to manage their properties. It helps landlords organize their properties and take care of tenants.

40

This startup is building an open-source platform for healthcare providers to create and manage a variety of healthcare apps.

40

A platform for managing the career of a single individual. The company’s goal is to give a platform to employers to manage the career of a single individual. The platform is particularly interesting because it would allow a company to manage the career of a single individual.

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 startup that helps women save on their families’ healthcare costs by creating a digital health dashboard of their monthly medical expenses

39

This company is designing a tool for healthcare professionals to make it easier to manage and track patients’ health information.

39

A health services app that connects patients with their primary care physicians, allowing for better care and a better experience for patients.

39

A dental telemedicine startup that offers emergency dental care to patients in the US

38

A “customer care” app that integrates with Uber and Lyft.

38

A startup that wants to make healthcare more accessible by building an artificial intelligence platform that can diagnose and manage symptoms of common ailments

38

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

38

A subscription-based service that allows people to get their medical records from their primary care physician to a specialist at their choice for a fee. The company also claims that it can help people find specialists within a certain time frame.

38

An automated service that can help users organize and keep track of healthcare benefits to make them accessible and easy to access.

38

A startup that helps manage a family member’s care, from doctor’s appointments to grocery shopping.

38

A mobile app that lets people track their health and wellness, with the goal of keeping people engaged with health care.

37

A startup that helps healthcare companies manage their patient records. The company provides software and services to help them make data easier to find. They have already run pilot programs with large insurance companies and hospitals.

37

A platform for digital content creators to manage their careers.

37

A startup that helps parents compare health care and childcare providers.

37

This healthcare startup is creating a web-based platform to help people with chronic pain connect with medical professionals who can prescribe pain medication.

37

A company that helps companies manage their HR functions. The company’s software enables companies to manage their employee records like mortgages, healthcare, and credit cards, and their payroll, benefits, and retirement.

36

Taking a more “on-demand” approach to healthcare than traditional apps, with a goal of reducing cost and improving outcomes

36

A tool that helps companies calculate their healthcare costs, prices, and monthly payments.

35

 A healthcare platform for middle-income families, providing a healthcare insurance plan with a copay that’s lower than what they normally pay.

35

A home care services startup that helps seniors living in their own homes with tasks like cleaning and laundry.

35

A smart mirror that can tell you when you’re looking tired and how you can improve your self-care habits.

35

 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 startup to help people find and hire affordable child care. The founders say their model of the business, which has a token-based system, is open to regulation.

33

A California-based startup that aims to use data from its app to improve medical care.

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

33

A healthcare startup with a team of radiologists and a product that brings an imaging tool to the patient’s bedside.

33

A platform for insurers, doctors, hospitals, and patients to communicate data about a patient without having to go through a third party. The data is used to improve care and reduce costs, and it’s currently being used in the UK.

32

A startup focused on the health care industry that’s building a system to make it easier for patients to get the medical care they need.

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A startup to help people navigate the complexities of the US healthcare system.

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A tool to help people in the healthcare industry collaboratively create and edit their healthcare records in a secure, HIPAA-compliant way.

32

A medical biller that gives users a way to compare healthcare costs across providers.

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A software company that helps healthcare providers organize and manage clinical trials. The startup has raised over $1.4 million to date.

31

A health care company that aims to make it easy for patients to access, at a fraction of the cost of traditional health insurance, the full range of doctor and hospital services.

30

Startup looking to make it easier to receive medical care in the developing world.

30

A platform for sharing knowledge, with a particular focus on the medical profession. The startup wants to cut the time doctors spend on paperwork, allowing them to have more time for patient care.

30

An artificial intelligence applicant tracking system for healthcare IT jobs. It helps companies find the best candidates for healthcare IT jobs.

29

A B2B startup that helps healthcare providers in the US provide remote patient care. Its software enables physicians to manage patients’ appointments and visits.

29

Connecting LGBT people to the right health care professionals. The startup uses an algorithm to find the right care provider and hospital.

28

A project to help health care professionals gain experience with industry standard health IT tools.

28

A startup that’s expanding into the US health insurance and education markets by providing a platform for healthcare providers to manage their patient records.

27

This is a system for delivering healthcare services to remote regions. The mobile app helps healthcare providers manage their clinics, and the system is designed to help them hire and retain staff.

27

A cloud-based service for connecting healthcare providers with their patients. The company launched in March and is part of the NYU health IT incubator.

26

A startup that provides a digital library of medical information for health professionals, the healthcare system, and patients.

26

A customizable, female-friendly skincare brand that uses AI to make products that are good for the skin.

25

A startup that helps health care organizations make more effective referrals to specialists. It’s currently being used by a network of 20 hospitals in Boston, with plans to expand to the rest of the US within the next six months.

24

A startup focused on the healthcare industry that partners with pharmaceutical companies to build data products to make drug development more efficient.

22

A software platform for healthcare companies to manage their prescription costs. Has been used to automate over 40% of the cost of a typical Medicare Part D plan.

22

A health insurance app which allows users to submit their medical claims and payment information with a couple of taps on their phone. The startup is a bit of an interesting case study for the healthcare sector. They launched in March and have over 1,000 customers already. They're profitable for the first time.

22

A company that takes care of your travel insurance while you’re on the road, getting you quotes from insurance companies for you.

21

A way to keep track of your health insurance, insurance claims, and health care expenses.

20

A platform for people to connect with each other and help each other find the best available healthcare solutions for them.

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A startup that wants to “revolutionize” the way healthcare is paid for. It’s another startup that’s just about to launch, with a few clients including Harvard, Yale, and Tulane.

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WellDoc is a medical record company that was founded by two doctors. It provides a service to all physicians to use patient information in electronic medical records to reduce costs and improve patient care.

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Non-profits in the U.S. and abroad rely on donors and volunteers to get their work done. Unfortunately, they aren’t always able to rely on these people to do what they promise. BitGive is a platform for non-profits that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform lets non-profits raise money through cryptocurrency and use those funds to make donations to the causes they care about.

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A new kind of digital currency for the healthcare industry. It’s aimed at allowing treatment plans to be set up for a patient, which can be adjusted at a later date based on their progress.

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An agency that was founded in 2016 and has raised $4.7M. The company has raised $500k in seed funding. It was selected as a Gartner Cool Vendors in Healthcare CSP in 2017.

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Last year, I wrote about how some of the most successful Y Combinator companies are focused on solving the problems of the modern worker, like home care, transportation, and education. The most successful YC companies are built on the idea that technology should be helping workers, not fighting them.

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A startup for the elderly that provides daily care and companionship

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This startup is building an AI tool that helps in-home care providers monitor and log their work while still being able to be hands-free. Caregiversoft currently has a small contract with a big company for $50k.

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A startup that uses AI to predict your health, using a mix of data from your medical history and the future to predict your risk for a variety of age-related illnesses. The company wants to use data to provide “preventative care” to people with chronic illnesses.

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A platform that connects doctors and patients to help them coordinate care and treatment.

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This startup is building a platform to drive down the cost of healthcare professionals.

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A startup that provides a service where a person will come to your house and give you a makeup/skincare consultation and teach you how to apply makeup

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Idea: Data encryption for healthcare data

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Idea: Aims to make it easier to do business in the developing world by removing the human element from contract management The company takes care of the legwork and legal formalities so that companies can do business with foreign suppliers without having to learn the ins and outs of local business processes

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Idea: A coaching platform that helps software engineers achieve their long-term career goals

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Idea: Building software for in-home caregivers

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Idea: A Better Way to Find the Right Career for You

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Idea: A platform for professional athletes and teams to organize their finances and manage their careers from a digital dashboard

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Idea: A startup that allows medical service providers to network with organizations that need help, providing a way for consumers to get needed healthcare services

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Idea: A B2B company that is building a suite of tools for nurses and other care workers The company helps workers with scheduling, RSVPs, and other administrative tasks in a more automated way

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Idea: A software company that is building a platform for providing medical care in developing countries Their technology makes it easier to find and train medical staff who are willing to work abroad, and more affordable for the organizations that need them

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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 helps small businesses pay for employees’ healthcare. The startup says it’s made $100,000 in profit in the first 5 months, and has $200,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

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Idea: A B2B product that helps doctors get paid faster by sharing their patient data with insurance companies. IntelliCare says it’s already working with 5 pilots and 2 paying customers.

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Idea: A company that wants to help freelancers and remote workers without access to healthcare manage their health. Users take a quiz to determine their health needs, and then the company helps them find affordable ways to take

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Idea: A startup that makes it easy for US consumers to buy Mexican avocados. The company is doing this by helping consumers order avocados online, then providing a service that ships the avocados to them from Mexico, taking care of taxes and other details. It’s already working with several large grocery chains, including Costco.

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Idea: A startup that provides students with an online forum to help each other figure out what career paths they should take.

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A startup that’s building a tool to help doctors prescribe the right medication in the right place. The company wants to help people find primary care physicians who are in-network and take their insurance.

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A startup based in India that helps people in the US get better access to medical care abroad

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A cloud-based software company that helps businesses manage their healthcare benefits online.

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