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A startup that an online marketplace for VR powered by blockchain to reduce the transaction cost

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A new, blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer lending platform that is targeting the global student debt crisis. The company is expanding internationally and looking for investors.

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A startup focusing on the supply chain and logistics for the cannabis industry

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

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A game that uses blockchain technology to make it easier for users to bet on the NFL

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A platform to help companies control and manage their entire supply chain. The company wants to aggregate data on every step in the supply chain, create a comprehensive map of it and manage it all from a single dashboard.

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A company that helps companies manage their supply chains. The startup currently has 12 clients.

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This company is building a platform to allow users to buy and sell their “real-estate” on the blockchain.

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A team of bitcoin and blockchain-savvy developers building a software suite for the financial services industry.

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A platform that helps companies, including large ones, track and manage their supply chains.

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A solution for single-source supply chain visibility

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

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A company that’s trying to solve the problem of how to buy and sell stocks on the blockchain.

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A platform that helps big companies manage their supply chains, taking on the role of a middleman between suppliers, distributors and consumers.

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A conference in New York City on blockchain in the energy sector.

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

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A hardware startup that’s building a new type of computer that’s designed to be secure, power efficient, and small enough to fit on a keychain.

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A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

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A platform that helps restaurants manage their supply chain and order inventory to keep the stores stocked. The startup was acquired by the parent company of Whole Foods.

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A startup that uses blockchain to rank and pay journalists for their work online.

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A blockchain-based platform that lets people not only track their food and purchases, but also lets them tell the story of where their food came from.

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A platform for visualizing the supply chain of products, especially food.

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Helping the US military optimize their supply chains by using machine learning to track the performance of their suppliers.

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An enterprise solution for managing the logistics and inventory of your supply chain.

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A web-based P2P lending platform that uses the blockchain to ensure the cashflow of the loan, using AI to predict default rates.

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This startup aims to use the power of blockchain to help people find, buy, and sell their used goods.

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A web-based tool for online-retailers to manage their supply chain.

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A platform for enterprise scale, complex transactions on the blockchain.

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This startup is building a platform to help businesses manage their supply chains and track orders. It’s a SaaS platform for companies to track their inventory and manage their supply chains.

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A B2B company that allows companies to build a custom supply chain network for their products

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A small team that wants to build a decentralized, public-blockchain-based accounting system that’s easy to use for small businesses in emerging markets.

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A blockchain-based stock market that allows anyone to invest in a company. It’s aiming for a $1.5 billion market cap.

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A startup that wants to build a platform that lets people buy and sell debt on the blockchain.

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A platform that helps retailers, brands and other companies manage their supply chains. It has partnered with Amazon Fashion and Uniqlo.

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A startup that wants to help companies build special-purpose blockchains for their use cases, eliminating the need to create an entirely new blockchain. The startup is currently focusing on the health industry, with an emphasis on micropayments.

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A company that’s building a detailed map of the world’s supply chains, put together using new satellite technologies. The startup wants to create a more efficient and transparent supply chain for all manufacturers.

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

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A tool to help companies manage and monitor their supply chain. The company says they’ve signed up clients like Etsy and L’Oreal.

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A platform that helps large businesses manage their supply chain, with a mobile app that lets users order and track products. It’s backed by Airbus and seen as a competitor to Shopify.

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A tool to help companies manage their supply chains more efficiently, with an added focus on the green products that they’re able to source.

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A platform for sharing and learning on cryptocurrencies. The company want to educate people in “the basics” of blockchain, cryptocurrency mining, and investing.

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A startup that provides a better way for B2B companies to manage and track orders in their supply chain. The startup has partnerships with companies like Philips and Kraft.

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A startup for project management on the blockchain, where freelancers can find clients and employers can find projects they want to fill.

85

A platform for managing the supply chain for e-commerce, aimed at companies with very little time to spare.

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A platform for managing the complex relationships between buyers and sellers in the modern supply chain.

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A distributed file system on a blockchain.

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A startup that wants to democratize “blockchain for the masses”.

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A blockchain startup that verifies the authenticity of luxury handbags

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This is a company that makes software to help analyze the performance of a company’s supply chain. It wants to make supply chain management more efficient.

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A decentralized, blockchain-based platform for shared ownership

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A company building a blockchain-based trade finance platform that uses its own token to make the process more efficient. It’s currently in a pilot phase in Europe.

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A startup that aims to be a “database for the commodities space”, helping companies like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba connect with supply chain partners and suppliers to get better data insights.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage their supply chain operations more efficiently by streamlining it into a single network of vendors. The company helps companies manage and keep track of invoices, payments, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

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A startup that allows developers to easily develop apps for blockchain technologies and ICOs.

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Poynt is building an identity verification service for the cannabis industry, based on the Ethereum blockchain.

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A blockchain-based cryptocurrency for conference organizers and sponsors.

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A product that helps manufacturers manage their supply chains, including knowing how much of their inventory is in stock and which retailers are in the best positions to buy it.

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A company that wants to help retailers and restaurant chains build their own online storefronts from scratch. The startup helps with building the critical first step of a business, from creating a landing page to getting the store’s inventory all set up.

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A B2B company that helps companies create a network of suppliers and vendors based in other countries to help save their clients money and prevent fraud. The company is launching in the US to manage supply chains in the US, China, and Europe.

79

A team of three has raised $1.4 million from investors including First Round Capital, HLM Ventures, and Mayfield Fund. The company is building an AI-based software platform to help businesses optimize their supply chain operations.

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A B2B company that helps companies understand their supply chain data and make it actionable.

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Focuses on the logistics of retail and automates the process of moving inventory around the supply chain. The company has built a platform to allow retailers to upload their inventory, manage their orders, and manage their employees’ time.

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A company that helps automate supply chain processes for companies in the food and beverage industry. The startup’s software allows manufacturers to build a single, dynamic, supply chain plan, and it can adjust based on changes in demand and supply.

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A SaaS platform that builds and sells business software. Their most recent product was a payroll software for restaurants, which they’ve sold to multiple chains.

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A startup that helps small businesses manage their supply chains. The app helps small businesses connect with their vendors, track orders, and automate the payment process.

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Blockchain hardware for smart homes. The company wants to build a $200 smart lock that would allow owners to automate their home with blockchain tech that would allow them to unlock the door remotely.

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The startup has developed a tool that can print a custom home-pickup menu for nearby restaurants. The startup’s first customer is a chain of Mexican restaurants in the US.

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A platform for helping people build and sell customized products. They’re currently focused on building a platform for small businesses to access to the manufacturing supply chain.

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

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Blockchain capital management for SMBs, designed to help them access capital from banks.

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This company hopes to help businesses get a better sense of their operations, especially when it comes to their supply chains and logistics.

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A startup that helps hospitals manage their supply chains with a similar model to the one offered by Node.

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A family-friendly AI chatbot that allows grocery shoppers to chat with the AI through voice or text to help them pick out the best deals. The company says it’s already up and running in grocery chains like Walmart.

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A platform that lets you upload your own smart contracts onto the Ethereum blockchain.

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A blockchain-based payment platform for digital content. The startup wants to replace the current system of content being bought and sold with a new one that’s decentralized, with long-term protection for the content and payment for publishers.

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A startup to help companies manage their supply chain, including tracking shipments, managing inventory, and providing real-time visibility into shipments.

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This is a tool that helps companies better manage their supply chains and track the movement of their products, which can lead to a reduction in fraud and theft. It has worked with companies like Walmart and General Electric.

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A blockchain-based, peer-to-peer platform allowing people to rent apartments and rooms in unused retail space to travelers in need as a means of earning extra income and paying for rent.

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A decentralized platform for supply chains. The platform builds on a blockchain technology, which is a way of managing digital assets which is mainly popular in the crypto world. The platform is meant to help companies automate their supply chains and manage their inventory better.

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A blockchain-based platform to power collaborative research. The startup is building a platform that allows researchers to share data and research findings and get results published so that other researchers can build on the work.

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A feature of the company’s software for managing supply chains.

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A payment technology company that works with online retailers and e-commerce platforms. The startup uses blockchain technology to enable payments between the retailer and the customer. It has been featured on the “top 10 under-the-radar blockchain startups” from CB Insights.

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A company that helps companies manage their supply chain. The startup helps companies manage their supply chain by providing visibility into where their goods are coming from and how they’re being shipped, and manage their logistics.

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A startup that wants to make privacy-protected messaging apps as easy and intuitive as email. It currently has 30 monthly users, and is working on a product for blockchain users.

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The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

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A seed-stage startup that features an AI-based platform for managing and automating the operations of supply chain logistics. The platform allows companies to move more goods and save money through the use of smart devices, AI, and robotics.

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A tool for bringing together the various employees in the supply chain of a product. The platform is meant to help manage the complexity of supply chains, which include multiple suppliers, and to keep a closer eye on the supply chain.

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A platform that helps businesses optimize their supply chain by helping them to analyze data in real-time and identify opportunities for growth. They charge a standard rate of $150 per month per company.

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A startup that builds apps for the military to manage their supply chains. The military has developed a unique supply chain management process that needs to be made more accessible to civilians.

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A distributed blockchain that can accommodate the 100,000 transactions per second that will be needed for the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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A small business platform and management automation suite built on blockchain.

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A platform for small factories in Asia to manage and grow their supply chains.

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A blockchain-based platform for driving and sharing autonomous vehicles, akin to Uber and Lyft but for cars.

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A startup that’s building a blockchain powered tracking system for food. The startup is building a network of sensors that allow people to track their own food and what it’s been through.

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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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A tool for helping companies understand which parts of their supply chain are inflating costs.

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A tool that helps organizations create a “permissioned” blockchain.

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They’re a blockchain company that uses a smart contract to help companies manage collateral and loan payments.

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Cleantech startup that uses data, AI, and blockchain to make it easier to optimize energy use.

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The startup is looking to help independent restaurants compete with the larger chains. It’s currently in closed beta and is looking for a round of funding.

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A blockchain startup developing a “decentralized protocol for recording and verifying the provenance of natural resources”.

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A startup that helps connect the world’s food supply chain, from farmers to factories to distributors and restaurants. It will also offer apps to help track and improve inventory management.

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 A platform that allows for a more efficient and effective supply chain

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A platform for companies to manage their supply chain, with products like tracking inventory and forecasting shipping date.

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A software platform that helps companies manage a global supply chain on a single platform.

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A B2B company that offers tools for wholesalers to manage their supply chain and produce manufacturer catalogs.

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A company that wants to build a “blockchain for the real world”, allowing users to build things on Ethereum based on real-world things like physical spaces.

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A digital tool that helps retailers navigate the price-off-requesting supply chain of their product.

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A digital platform for the entire global construction supply chain. The startup is building a software platform that allows construction companies and construction service providers to manage the entire supply chain.

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A platform for food and retail delivery in India. The startup wants to help the 1,100 billion rupee (US$14.8 billion) food and retail sector in India optimize its supply chain and distribution.

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A software company that helps companies stay on top of their supply chain data, with a goal of building a “one-stop shop for companies that need to manage their supply chains”.

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Farmers can bring their entire supply chain online using a single management platform.

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A blockchain startup that aims to connect freelancers with employers in a way that reduces fraud.

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A “digital credit card” for the blockchain-based payments market.

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A startup with a mobile, blockchain-based identification system that allows a person to prove their identity and access their finances using a smartphone app and biometric data such as a fingerprint or iris scan.

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A blockchain-based platform that helps independent software vendors monetize their software via a network of app stores.

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A startup that makes it easier for restaurants to manage their supply chain through a single software tool. The startup is trying to take on the role of the general contractor, managing everything from inventory to ordering to delivery.

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A supply chain management platform for restaurants and other food-related businesses. Growth is strong and the founders say they’re trying to make a dent in the $8.5 trillion food and beverage industry.

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A startup that wants to use blockchain to ensure that doctors and patients can be sure that the products they buy, from vitamins to birth control, are the real thing.

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A startup that helps large retailers streamline their supply chain and avoid prices from being undercut by competitors.

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This is a service that lets you order groceries through the phone and text. The startup is working with a chain of grocery stores and hopes to expand to other cities.

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A solution for clients that want to use the blockchain to transfer assets.

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This is a 3D blockchain game built on the Ethereum blockchain. The game pits users against each other, where they compete for virtual game cards and battle for blockchain-based prizes.

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A blockchain-based system for doing business in China — including a way to do digital currency conversions.

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A company that helps stores manage their supply chain, keeping them from wasting money and time on inventory.

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This company is building a system to help businesses manage their supply chains. The more companies that use it, the more supply chain visibility the company will be able to offer.

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A company that helps retail chains and radio stations travel agency and tour operators to create their own digital storefronts.

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A business that wants to create a bank that runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It’s planning to use revenue from that bank to fund the company’s own blockchain development.

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A software-as-a-service that helps large companies manage and automate their entire supply chain, from procurement to inventory. It’s used by corporations like Apple, Ford, and Vodafone, as well as smaller companies like Clerys and GoDaddy.

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A company that provides support for enterprise organizations that want to adopt blockchain tech. The company has more than 2,000 enterprise customers, and recently announced a $1.1 million seed round.

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A payments company that uses the Ethereum blockchain to “build a decentralized, secure, and transparent payments network.”

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A startup that wants to use blockchain technology to create an alternative to Wall Street. The company wants to connect investors with funds and manage risk.

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A startup that helps manufacturers source materials and organize their supply chains.

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A startup that’s building a self-checkout system for grocery stores. The company says that they’re already working with over 20 grocery chains.

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A startup that’s using artificial intelligence and blockchain to build a better way for homeowners to manage their homeowners insurance.

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A digital library for art and music that’s built using blockchain technology. It’s a decentralized system, built on top of the Ethereum network, that tracks and stores art pieces, but also allows for them to be accessed via a web interface.

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A platform that helps advertisers and agencies connect with creators to curate the most viral content. Content Studio is hoping to use blockchain to create a market for content and allow users to earn tokens for their contributions in a way that is transparent and fair.

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This startup wants to use blockchain technology to help companies cancel contracts as efficiently and as cheaply as possible.

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A blockchain-based platform to help hyper-local vendors make online sales.

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Blockchain-based ID verification system for cryptocurrency exchanges.

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The startup is working to create an interface for the entire world’s supply chains, creating a single, centralized map that can be used to track and manage everything from production to delivery.

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A next-generation web development platform built on blockchain, which allows developers to build their own decentralized apps.

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An advertising platform for artists that uses blockchain technology to smooth out the payment process. ArtPro is building a DApp on Ethereum that will allow artists to sell their digital work directly to their fans.

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A business that is using blockchain to help eliminate the need for third-party services.

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A blockchain-based invoice financing platform. The company wants to lower the cost of capital for the global invoice financing market. It’s using the blockchain to replace the middleman and make the process more transparent.

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A platform that helps emerging market companies and individuals get capital via blockchain.

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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 for hotels and restaurants to manage their supply chain. The business is run by ex-Googlers.

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A company building on the Ethereum blockchain that wants to create a more efficient marketplace for small businesses. The startup charges a service fee for members, and will also integrate with a business’s accounting software.

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A blockchain-based startup that helps big companies move business to the blockchain, and connect with small companies willing to do business on the blockchain.

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A startup that helps companies manage and track their supply chain with a software platform that creates “an inventory of everything”.

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A B2B specialist that connects global buyers with local manufacturers. The company is building a supply chain management platform for businesses that is meant to be faster and cheaper than traditional methods.

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A blockchain-based insurer that wants to give people a way to “secure financial services” and help them “build better credit and financial lives.”

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A startup that is working on a way to monitor and manage a company’s supply chain in real-time.

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 This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.

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This startup helps businesses manage their supply chains by using machine learning to predict how business will flow and allowing businesses to better manage and reduce trips to the office.

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The startup is building a suite of tools for companies to manage their supply chains. The startup is partnering with a number of companies to help them better manage their supply chains.

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Utilizes a blockchain to help people buy and sell their data

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Spots are a blockchain-based social network powered by artificial intelligence. The company lets users create and manage their own chat groups, with each group being able to run a mini-economy.

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A supply chain management software for businesses looking to improve their efficiency.

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A software company that helps companies like restaurant chains track and improve customer loyalty, as well as use the data to segment customers into groups that can be targeted with different marketing.

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A new way to think about accounting, that is setting up a company to take on simple accounting tasks and automate them. The startup’s first customer is a grocery chain looking to set up a point-of-sale system.

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A platform that monitors and analyzes supply chain operations to help companies optimize and improve their efficiency.

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A platform for matching large hotel chains with small hotels that need to do some big renovations quickly. The startup offers hotel owners a choice of different financing options that they can use to pay for their renovations.

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A blockchain startup that’s building a way to store and share intellectual property using smart contracts

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A team of Ph.D.s and VCs is building a new language for smart contracts, making it easier to write and read smart contracts that run on the Ethereum blockchain.

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A tool that helps manage inventory, allowing manufacturers to track their supply chain.

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A system that allows small businesses to manage their supply chains more efficiently, changing shipments as needed to fit a customer’s needs.

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 A blockchain-based solution for streaming Chinese TV to the world

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A software-as-a-service company that helps B2B companies automate and secure their supply chains, a niche the founders say is worth $50 billion.

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A digital agency that helps brands like Lyft, fast-food chains, and other companies scale their marketing software and services.

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A platform for managing supply chains for small businesses, connecting them to factories, distributors, and suppliers. It’s currently working with factories in China and Vietnam.

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This company is building a new type of physical currency system. Their currency is tied to the Ethereum blockchain, but is not a cryptocurrency. It’s intended to be “for people who don’t have access to currency”.

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A software platform to help the supply chain run more efficiently.

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A B2B company that helps organizations with purchasing power analyze their supply chains.

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A cloud-based inventory management system for restaurants. The company wants to help restaurants track inventory across the supply chain, and integrate with other systems like POS and bar management software. They’ve already raised $2.5M.

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This startup is currently in a working prototype stage. It seeks to connect companies with licensing partners and business partners at all levels of the supply chain.

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The startup wants to build a way for people to manage their digital assets via their mobile device. The startup says they’ve built a mobile app that can be used to create a digital presence for local businesses and brands. Co-founders say they’ve been doing extensive research on the best way to adopt blockchain technology.

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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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A meat delivery service for restaurants. The startup, which has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Khosla Ventures, is working with restaurants and chains to deliver lunch and dinner to customers in San Francisco, New York City, and Boulder, Colorado.

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A startup that is building an "enterprise-grade" Bitcoin wallet for enterprises. They hope to eventually provide enterprise-ready tools for other blockchains, as well.

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A tool for restaurants and bars to manage their supply chain and food inventory.

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The startup, which was founded in 2010, builds software that helps companies manage their supply chains. The idea is to build software that automates all the tedious work of managing different vendors, suppliers, and shipping.

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A blockchain startup that aims to bring “fraud” detection to the supply chain, preventing “shady retailers” from selling counterfeit goods.

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A blockchain-based loyalty program that rewards consumers for shopping at a merchant's site.

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A startup that is working to use the blockchain for farming. They say their software can help farmers manage their inventory, track the quality of their crops and manage the relationship between farmers and distributors.

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A company that plans to disrupt the supply chain by assembling “smart factories” in the home. Their prototype is a $1,500 kit that helps turn home-based tools into smart factories that can automate production and produce customized products.

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A company that is developing a technology that uses blockchain to track and trace a product’s journey from the farm to the home, to protect farmers and consumers from pests and contaminants.

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A blockchain infrastructure company focused on smart contracts and token engineering.

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Building a blockchain that uses smart contracts to increase the accuracy of B2B transactions.

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This blockchain-based protocol enables the creation of new digital assets that can be traded on a peer-to-peer basis. It is designed to support the issuance of new assets and the transfer of value between existing assets, and can be used to provide financial access to unbanked individuals.

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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 startup that wants to use the blockchain to help create a system that collects and tracks all your data to build a “trusted record of the world’s food supply.”

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A team that uses the power of the blockchain to build tools to help people build protocols for their marketplaces or sites.

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A startup that uses the blockchain to help the World Bank manage the crises in the developing world.

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A “Liberland” clone that uses blockchain to create a nation for bitcoin miners.

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A startup that aims to bring the power of blockchain to microfinance

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Everyone is doing it: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, then you have Home Depot and Lowe’s. But Meijer, a Midwest-based retailer that operates grocery stores and a number of other retail chains. Meijer is looking to use the e-commerce trend to stay ahead of its rivals and has begun selling products that haven’t been available in stores in the past, like wine and cheese.

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A company that offers a “crypto-native” platform for blockchain development. They want to build a platform for developers to build DApps or smart contracts that run in the Ethereum blockchain.

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A startup that helps hoteliers and restaurants manage their supply chain. It lets them build their own supply chain management platform for managing their vendors.

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A blockchain-based, peer-to-peer marketplace for the sale of used goods.

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A system for managing supply chain operations. These systems are often too expensive for small businesses to afford, and IAC is aiming to make it affordable.

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A startup that wants to use the blockchain to solve problems in logistics and supply chains.

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An artificial intelligence startup that wants to tackle the problem of inefficiency on the supply chain, using AI to identify problems and then using those insights to improve efficiency.

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A company that helps developers build games on blockchain, including a set of tools that let them build games without needing to deal with cryptography.

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A new blockchain platform that allows companies to digitize and track intellectual property from idea to final product.

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They’re building a platform that helps companies across the supply chain create global partnerships, with a focus on the fashion industry.

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A blockchain-based system for sharing and tracking data about the ocean, from ocean acidification to pollution to tropical fish

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A blockchain company that’s building the “first cryptocurrency for the adult industry”.

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A platform for mediation of disputes like contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, or employment disputes. The platform is built on blockchain technology.

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Idea: A cashback service for blockchain payments (eg paying with bitcoin for a meal at a restaurant)

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Blockchain-based invoice financing for startups, which uses smart contracts to allow companies to leverage their own cash flow to finance new acquisitions.

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A company that promises to make owning a house a more transparent and understandable process for consumers via their online platform known as RealtyShares. The company is a real estate marketplace that uses blockchain technology to help potential home buyers and sellers compare properties to find the best deals on the market.

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A decentralized exchange which trades tokens on a decentralized order-book using a hybrid of centralized and decentralized orders. It will handle the majority of trades on the decentralized exchange, with the rest handled by an off-chain arbitrator.

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A novel way to send money internationally using the blockchain.

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Using a combination of data science, machine learning, and blockchain, this startup is building a tool for scammers to analyze how many people are joining their scheme, and the type of people joining, in order to better tailor their scams.

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Helping companies with the tech and process of simplifying their supply chain management.

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A blockchain startup that wants to help banks determine if a person is a bad risk, based on credit history.

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A startup that identifies problems in the supply chain and helps businesses reduce waste.

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A blockchain-based payment system for the sharing economy.

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A supply chain management startup that helps retailers manage inventory.

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A platform for small businesses to access capital. The startup, which was founded in May, is building a supply chain for small businesses to create and manage their own investment opportunities.

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A way for artists and creative types to share and sell their work using a blockchain-based platform.

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A company that helps local businesses accept payments via the blockchain, using the Stellar blockchain.

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Blockchain-based dating platform for people who are already in relationships.

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A company that uses the Ethereum blockchain and a native digital currency to buy and sell online content — with no fees and no middlemen.

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A platform that lets companies build their own e-commerce site that’s fully integrated with their existing supply chain.

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Convenience store chain in California.

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Clari is hiring a "blockchain engineer" and wants to help companies build their own blockchain networks.

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A startup that helps companies create easy-to-use tools for supply chain managers.

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Building a platform that lets users to buy and sell home goods via a marketplace. The startup has already secured a partnership with the Indigo chain of bookstores, and is looking to launch in New York City soon.

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A startup that helps store managers coordinate store store maintenance tasks for larger chains.

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This startup helps companies digitize their product development processes. The company combines machine learning, AI, and blockchain to help product teams automate their processes.

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A startup that aims to create a more transparent and secure supply chain for the fashion industry, using blockchain technology.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their supply chain by providing a database that connects them with manufacturers and suppliers. The startup has raised $1.8 million in seed funding.

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A cloud-based software as a service platform for supply chain execution.

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A blockchain-based trading platform for digital currencies.

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A B2B company focused on helping retailers with supply chain logistics software.

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The startup is developing a platform that will allow customers to create and manage their own permissioned blockchain networks, while also providing a suite of APIs to allow them to interoperate with others.

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An automated, artificial intelligence-powered tool for pricing and managing the supply chain of online retailers.

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Focusing on the healthcare industry, this startup wants to take the pain out of securing data on the blockchain.

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A platform for improving product quality by reviewing and correcting all of a product's components. It’s a service for manufacturers to make sure each step of their value chain is performing to the best of its abilities.

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This startup is using the power of the blockchain to create a more efficient, real-time platform for global credit scoring.

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A supply chain startup that helps retailers buy in bulk and sell to consumers at a lower price

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A medical device company using blockchain to develop a platform to help people with diabetes manage their medical costs.

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A startup that helps restaurant chains create loyalty program. The company’s founders want to use the same tech that powers the loyalty program at Expedia to help businesses like Chipotle and Panera create their own.

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A clothing brand that uses blockchain to help build trust in the fashion industry.

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An end-to-end personal financial system for millennials. The startup wants to use the blockchain to create a “democratized” personal financial system for millennials.

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A startup that provides a blockchain-based solution for cross-border payments.

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A network of startups working together to build a new ecosystem around distributed ledger technology. The goal is to build a platform that spurs the creation of startups that can power an ecosystem built around blockchain.

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A blockchain-powered two-factor authentication provider that claims to prevent phishing, improve user security, and reduce fraud.

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A startup that promises to “make it easy to integrate your store with your store”. The startup provides a “store-to-store” feature that allows a company to allow a customer to buy a product without a store. The startup tries to optimize a company’s supply chain for this use case, and talks about the idea of a “virtual store”.

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The startup is building a suite of software for the supply chain, specifically for the pharmaceutical industry.

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A way for companies to store and sell their data. The company was founded with the idea of “solving the data supply chain”, and is building a platform that helps companies sell and collect their data.

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A startup that helps the cannabis industry manage its supply chain, maximizing cannabis quality and minimizing waste.

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A decentralized prediction market, looking to use the power of the blockchain to bring more transparency to public wagers. The startup already has a partnership with the NBA to use data on player performance to create more stable markets.

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A mobile payments startup that’s building a payments system based on the blockchain.

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A startup that wants to use AI and blockchain to fight counterfeit goods. The startup aims to “aggressively tackle the counterfeiting of luxury goods”.

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A platform for all kinds of digital content, including video, audio, and images. It’s a content delivery network (CDN) built on a blockchain.

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A new way for companies to manage their supply chain, including everything from specifying products and manufacturing processes to shopping for the best rates from suppliers.

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A blockchain-based platform for decentralized email, where it’s possible to do email transfer by scanning QR codes.

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A company that helps other companies create and use “smart contracts”, essentially creating decentralized software that runs on the blockchain and helps solve business problems.

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A startup that’s building a tool that helps big companies manage their global supply chains. They say they’re already working with Motorola Mobility.

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The startup is building software that helps manufacturers track raw materials from supply to finished product to improve supply chains and reduce waste.

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A company that helps companies map out how their products are made, helping them ensure their supply chain is as efficient as possible.

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A startup that wants to connect the world’s supply chains digitally, with the aim of increasing transparency and efficiency.

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A self-driving delivery car for food and groceries. The startup is in talks with major food chains to take the software for a spin on the streets.

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A new kind of social network, partially on the blockchain, for people who want to earn crypto by posting, commenting, and linking to articles on forums, blogs, and other websites.

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A tool for crowdfunding on the blockchain, where the funds are held in a wallet, instead of a bank or payment processor, and can be transferred to multiple investors.

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Smart locks, keychains, and other products that make it easier to lock and unlock doors.

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A healthcare blockchain powered by the Ethereum network. It’s a digital patient ledger system that can share patient data with physicians, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies with the goal of reducing costs and improving patient outcomes.

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A way for companies to track their supply chain through an online dashboard.

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A platform that helps companies manage their supply chains with its software, which allows companies to import packaging and data from suppliers. It also helps give companies an overview of the supply chain, and how it behaves.

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Caava is a digital platform that helps businesses to manage their liability, and aims to make the process much easier by putting the burden on a blockchain.

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A startup building systems for the cloud-based network for manufacturers. It wants to build out a network for manufacturers to sell products to customers, with the system using the “blockchain” for recording transactions.

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A SaaS platform that says it helps retailers “make more money and save more time” by helping them streamline their supply chain.

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A startup that aims to help companies manage their supply chains to reduce waste and improve efficiency. They’re currently offering a free 7-day trial.

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A payment platform that uses the Ethereum blockchain to automatically handle payments and money transfers between parties.

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A company that plans to create a next-generation chip that will allow the transition of the Internet of Things over to the blockchain

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A set of tools for improving the efficiency of supply chain operations that are designed to work across multiple industries, not just automotive.

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A startup that helps retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s and others manage their supply chains. The startup’s platform supports companies like Macy’s, Target and Best Buy, among others.

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A platform for restaurants to streamline their entire food supply chain from farming to delivery. They’re a bit like a cross between a restaurant registry, a restaurant marketplace, and a logistics warehouse.

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A tool for supply chain companies to better understand the supply chain, make better decisions, and help with planning and forecasting.

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A platform for breaking down supply chain data to help companies find labor, physical labor. The company is looking to target manufacturers, who it says are the only group that is currently prevented from putting labor into their own supply chain data.

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A startup that helps governments issue tax-exempt bonds in an environmentally friendly way. The company uses blockchain technology to track everything from who owns the land to who owns the building to who owns the certificates.

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A digital ledger for e-commerce transactions. The team works on the idea that all of the blockchain apps that have emerged in the last few years will eventually intertwine.

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A mobile-first blockchain solution for manufacturing to provide transparency and efficiency to the supply chain.

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This is a startup that wants to build a platform for conditional access to digital content. The startup, which was founded in January, is looking to use the blockchain to allow content providers to set rules for access to their content, similar to how a content creator can set rules for podcast subscriptions.

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A company that helps companies like Unilever, Nestle, and PepsiCo in Brazil track their shipments to make their supply chains more efficient.

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This startup wants to make it easier for companies to handle and manage their supply chain with a more efficient, easier to use system than traditional ERP.

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A health insurance platform that uses blockchain to provide worldwide health insurance, allowing consumers to cover themselves with a single app.

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A messaging app that uses blockchain to verify messages and attachments.

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A blockchain-based platform to help businesses move inventory and avoid fraud. The company has built a system to track and oversee sales of products on Amazon marketplace, which are then paid and approved by the blockchain.

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A startup that sells physical gifts that you can print out on a 3D printer (IE: A keychain, a tissue box, a phone case)

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Idea: An open source platform for managing the supply chain

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Idea: A startup that makes it easy to integrate blockchain technology into your business They’re building an open-source platform that will allow businesses to easily create decentralized applications, and will provide consulting

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Idea: A new way to execute smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain that’s meant to be more secure and less expensive

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Idea: A blockchain-based means of storing data about art

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Idea: Blockchain-based open-source tool for managing car-sharing communities

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Idea: People who need to put a house on the market can now do so on the blockchain

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Idea: Building a blockchain-based twitter alternative

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Idea: A blockchain-based protocol for developing, operating, and governing decentralized applications and organizations

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Idea: Document creation on the blockchain

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Idea: A simple, powerful, and intuitive tool for creating smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain

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Idea: A software company that helps businesses automate their supply chain management They raised $25M in a seed round led by New Enterprise Associates in June 2018

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Idea: A non-profit that aims to create a decentralized, open-source standard for blockchain identity

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Idea: A Slack bot that creates a notification chain

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Idea: Polymath lets you create and sell your own securities on the blockchain It’s a securities token platform that lets people create their own tokens without the need for a lawyer

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Idea: A B2B startup that helps companies manage their supply chain, using a SaaS platform that manages and monitors the flow of goods, including their temperature

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Idea: Another B2B startup that helps manufacturers manage their supply chains in Asia The startup wants to help people in the US find more specialized manufacturers in China, and claims to have a signed contract with a Fortune 500 company

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Idea: A keychain-sized wind turbine for charging phones

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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 B2B startup that provides a tool for logistics companies to sync their backend systems like their ERP and supply chain management, and make their shipments more readable (for example, by adding barcodes)

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A solution for optimizing the supply chain of a manufacturer

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A startup that uses blockchain to help the US government save money and reduce fraud on government contracts

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A startup that provides a way for companies to use data from their supply chain to make better decisions.

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