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An AI-based chatbot that helps you with your fitness goals. The bot offers customized workouts based on your goals, goals, and history.

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A chatbot that takes a text message and pulls up the relevant information

875

A chat bot that helps you find the cheapest flights to your destination, set alerts for when prices drop, and handle tons of other travel-related tasks. The startup is focused on helping travelers manage their itineraries and get the most out of their travel.

814

A chat therapy app for depression and anxiety.

219

A 3-way chat system, allowing users to video chat, text, and call each other all at once.

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A startup that’s building an AI-enabled chatbot for legal services. The company has $1 million in seed funding.

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This company sells a chatbot that answers work-related questions. The startup says there is a $22.5 billion market for this type of service.

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 A live-chat service for health insurance.

125

A chatbot that can let people know when their friends are sexually active.

120

A startup that is a chatbot that provides short-term mental health support

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This startup is building a chatbot that connects users with the best doctor for their ailment based on their symptoms.

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A chatbot that organizes your orders and delivery for you. It currently has a team of 3, has raised about $1 million, and is focused on San Francisco for now.

109

A chatbot that helps customers troubleshoot their phone bill with live chat support.

108

A startup for local service providers to offer their services to customers in online or offline formats through a combination of chat and text messaging

107

A real-time customer service chat platform.

107

A "text-based social network" where people can chat with each other, send text messages, and send emoticons and stickers.

106

This startup is building a chatbot that helps you figure out what to put on your resume.

103

A startup that’s looking to build a chatbot that can serve as a digital concierge for your home. The startup is already working with a few dozen home service providers to offer its AI-powered service.

102

This is a company that wants to build an artificial intelligence chatbot that can check in with your company or your clients regularly to make sure they’re doing OK.

100

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

99

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.

99

A real-time chat app for B2B that connects companies with each other and people who can help them.

98

A startup that uses a combination of machine learning, chatbot technology, and artificial intelligence to provide real-time intelligence for corporate clients.

98

A chatbot that can help pharmaceutical sales reps sell products more effectively.

98

A chat bot that lets people through meditation than can be used to help people battle depression

97

A decentralized protocol for messaging apps, enabling users to chat with each other without needing to install a new app.

97

A chatbot that aims to help people better understand their credit score and make more informed decisions about credit.

97

A tool for building and deploying chat bots.

96

A new kind of pairing app that allows you to chat with potential partners and find out if they have mutual friends.

95

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

93

A startup that provides a “Workchat” platform that’s like Slack and a “Workboard” platform that’s like Tre

92

An AI chatbot which answers questions on Quora, a question and answer site. It’s still early days for Quora’s bot, which answers around 1,000 questions a day on topics like “How to study” and “How to organize your life”.

92

A tool for helping people collaborate and communicate via text, email, and phone. The startup’s product is a Slack chatbot that helps users talk about topics, track conversations, set reminders, and so forth.

92

This startup is building a chatbot app for dental patients. It will teach patients about their oral health and the best way to maintain it.

92

This startup helps companies get customer support from their existing customers. The company uses their own chatbot to answer customer support questions.

92

A chatbot that helps people learn how to kickstart conversations and build rapport quickly. The startup is working on a demo with YC.

91

A startup that lets people write to their local news outlets and broadcast their thoughts and ideas to the public, akin to what the Snapchat Discover platform does for millennials. The twist, of course, is that these broadcasts are live and recorded.

91

A community of teachers with a chat room for discussion

91

A customized AI-powered chatbot that helps you optimize your online dating experience.

90

A chatbot that helps personal financial management. The startup is looking to build a platform that aggregates data from a variety of online and offline sources to provide financial guidance and advice to its users.

90

A platform for online tutoring with a focus on helping teachers and parents out of school. Tutor-to-tutor videos are on-demand, and the startup is also working on a way to make the private video chats public and shareable.

90

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

89

A chat-based budgeting tool that lets users instantly customize their budgets in real-time

89

This startup is building a chatbot that connects

89

A startup that helps people get around their cities by providing to-do lists, and letting them chat with others to help them get around.

89

Building a chat interface that relays data over a secure encrypted channel, so that people can chat and share files securely, and also build a platform for developers to build their own encrypted messaging apps.

89

Mixer is a dating app for people who want to meet others in a more social setting. It’s an app like Tinder, but it’s free to use and allows users to pay to chat with others.

89

A chatbot that tracks the status of a shipment by tracking the shipping carrier and making deliveries.

89

An AI chatbot that helps you diagnose your own symptoms and signs, and get you connected to a doctor or pharmacist.

89

A company that enables companies to build bot-enabled services and chatbots. The company already has a beta product, a chatbot for booking a server that runs on Amazon’s Alexa.

88

A company that provides an AI-powered chatbot that helps customer service reps improve their customer interactions.

88

This startup wants to provide users with a platform to create personalized content across different platforms. The company describes it as a Snapchat for creative expressions.

86

A messaging app that allows people to chat with a coder they’re hiring, without a third party,

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This startup is building a tool to help developers build chatbot applications and turn them into standalone mobile apps.

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A chatbot that connects you with friends, family, and colleagues when you’re in the hospital.

86

An AI-powered chatbot that can respond to questions about a person’s current location, and provide more detailed answers as you learn more about their habits.

86

A chatbot that monitors and keeps track of the health conditions of your friends and family.

86

A group chat app that helps groups communicate, with video capabilities

85

Chatty is a free service to help people make more friends via group chat.

85

A startup that helps people have more productive meetings with tools like summaries, chat, and whiteboards.

85

A location-based service that aims to bring the real-time chatter of restaurant reviews to the table. It’s targeting customers with $25 meals or more that don’t have a reservation.

85

A Facebook-like chat app for gamers

85

A platform that helps companies manage their customer service and chat support. They have a contract with a major e-commerce company.

84

A chatbot-powered automated service for making purchases at the airport.

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A chatbot that helps parents save money by helping them negotiate deals with companies

84

A company that helps companies manage highly distributed teams. It provides a toolkit for companies to build chat, file sharing, and collaboration tools.

84

A startup that provides an in-app chat function for websites, intended to replace contact forms

83

A company that’s building a platform for connecting patients with doctors via video chat.

83

 A company that helps you get answers to your problems faster by scheduling a one-on-one chat with an expert.

83

A startup that offers a text-based platform for live chat conversations with the aid of AI. The company is developing a chatbot that can provide personalized answers to questions.

83

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

82

A chatbot to help with small talk and get to know people you’re meeting with in person.

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A platform for building chatbots that is meant to be used for enterprise-level business.

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This startup’s tagline is “the first real-time CRM.” It works similarly to any other CRM, but with one key difference: it’s real-time and works a lot like a chat. It’s also very simple.

81

A chatbot that helps you navigate the world of digital marketing.

81

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

81

This startup is building an AI and chatbot to help marketers measure their brand’s performance.

81

This is a chatbot that’s designed to help you work remotely. It’s currently working with one client in the US, but the company plans to expand to Europe in the coming months.

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A video chat app that also allows group video chat rooms and video conferences, with the ability to draw and annotate on your screen.

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Slack is a project management and chat platform for teams and groups. Slack builds software as a service (SaaS) products, which are web-based applications that companies or organizations can use instead of having to install or maintain software on their own computer.

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This startup aims to help chatbots learn from user inputs and be used in a number of enterprise use cases.

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A chatbot that helps you track the progress of your project. A chatbot that helps you track the progress of your project.

80

A startup that wants to use natural language processing to make it easier to integrate chatbots into your business.

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

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A platform for developers to build chatbots on. The startup enables developers to build software that can mimic human conversations.

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A platform for managing and tracking social media conversations. The company’s first product is a chatbot that lets people manage their social media conversations.

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A chatbot that helps people eat better. The startup is targeting the $20 billion global market in the next 5 years.

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An AI-powered chatbot that will guide buyers through the home buying process, with an interface that is designed to make the experience very similar to that of a real agent. The startup believes that this will lead to a significant increase in home sales.

78

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

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

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A startup that’s creating a “chatbot” for HR. The startup is currently working with companies on the backend of the recruiting process.

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Launched in August, this is an open-source chatbot that can handle both finance and consumer-facing business.

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An AI-based chatbot that will help investors make better investment decisions. The startup says it is currently in the “soft launch” phase of their $1 million seed round.

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An API that helps companies create “live” chat functionality that is entirely private.

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A startup that helps companies replace traditional human customer service with a chat bot. The startup has been in beta since February.

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A mobile app that helps you get to know your friends and family through video chat.

76

This startup is building a chatbot service for driving sales and messaging.

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Loose talk among friends and coworkers about work and life. You can learn a lot about people by what they’re discussing, and what they’re saying is more than just idle chatter. This startup wants to make that sort of content available to employers and HR departments.

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A Boston-based startup that wants to take on Slack. The startup is creating a full-fledged chat platform that they say can go head to head with Slack. The company, which has raised $2.5 million and has no product yet, is based in the city’s Innovation District.

75

A startup that integrates with Slack to create a team chat and calendar like interface that helps people stay on track with their goals.

75

A startup that builds a developer toolkit for chatbots, which also helps businesses to better establish their chatbot strategy.

75

 A messaging app for API providers that lets developers create a messaging interface for their apps without having to write a full chat bot.

74

A startup that is building a platform for chatbots that lets people build chatbots using any programming language

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"Authentic" is the name of an app that provides a secure, private and audited chat platform for businesses. The app allows users to create a private chat room for a group of up to ten people, with a group administrator who can add new members, delete or block members and monitor chat content. The company was founded by former Googler and Google Ventures partner Misha Chellam.

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A way to quickly create and administer private group chat messages for teams.

73

A startup that helps companies find new talent. It helps scale traditional recruiting with its chatbot.

73

Tech company that builds bots and machine learning tools to help companies build chatbots and build intelligence into their digital interactions.

73

A chatbot that helps with customer support for small businesses in India. In the US, the company works with small businesses that need live support, but in India, it works with small-to-midsized businesses that need a better CRM tool.

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A platform for companies to build branded chatbots.

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“Ask.fm for the Enterprise” is a chat app for enterprises that lets employees be more productive, and more importantly, more social. The company has raised $150,000 in seed funding and aims to launch in April.

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A chatbot that helps people connect with local small businesses that sell items on eBay.

72

A chatbot that can help you get in shape and stay in shape.

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A chatbot for your team. It’s a way to automate what otherwise might be a time-consuming, low-value process for your team.

72

The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

71

A chatbot that can be used to verify email addresses. The startup is still looking at options on how to make money with the platform, and it’s not clear how many people are using it yet.

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A startup that has created a chatbot that helps people organize their lives The chatbot is powered by NLU, machine learning, and natural language generation

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A messaging platform that supports human-to-human communication in machine learning. The startup is building a chatbot, but is also selling a tool that helps businesses gauge their customer service conversations.

70

A new type of video chat that includes a “super-fast camera” and instant zoom. The company wants to build a video chat experience that can be both more intimate and more powerful than the current line of video chat apps.

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A natural language processing startup that is building software that helps companies better understand user conversations, especially in chat. The company is launching in the US in 22 countries and is working on a US expansion for early next year.

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A company building a customer service software platform that connects businesses with their customers via chat. Founded in 2017, they have over 2,000 customers.

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A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.

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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.

68

A free chat app for developers. The company has already raised $5.5M in funding from some of the largest VCs in the world, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and more.

67

A chat platform that allows teams to connect to discuss work, exchange ideas, and collaborate. With the pitch, the company says it’s like Slack, but for TV.

67

This startup is working on a way to help users create a chat bot in minutes through a simple, drag-and-drop interface.

67

A company that’s building a platform for group communication. It’s building a way to easily voice chat and share information with groups. It’s a product for big companies that want to communicate with internal teams, but it could also be used by small startups to communicate with teams.

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A platform that connects employees to employers and allows them to connect directly through a chat interface.

67

A new kind of social network for content creators. The startup is building a way to help content creators share their work via messaging, voice and video, and wants to compete with platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter.

65

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

65

A chatbot-based service that helps businesses sell to those in their target markets. Founded by two Interactive Advertising Bureau employees, the company wants to build “your friend in advertising” — a tool that helps you buy a product or service with a personalized conversation.

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A startup that aims to improve the quality of communications by helping teams improve their efficiency via group chat and video.

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A tool that helps team members at any level of an organization stay in touch, with tools like group video chats, a team calendar, and more.

64

A chat-based recruitment platform for recruiters that allows them to manage and publish their job boards, and manage the conversations that take place on them.

63

A way to check in with your employees from anywhere, using a combination of video chat and a mobile app.

63

A mobile app with a chatbot that helps people get dental checkups.

63

A “social network built for the modern millennial”, with features like a group chat, a profile page, a newsfeed, and social networking features to connect with nearby people.

63

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

62

An AI-powered chatbot that helps people find and make reservations at restaurants with the ease of an automated messaging system.

62

Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

62

A startup that takes on the issues facing small and medium sized companies in the industry with a cloud-based platform they say is “built for the employee experience”. The platform hopes to give employees more time and flexibility to be productive, with features like the ability to manage and access workers from any device, a “private” chat room, and an inbox for all communication.

62

A chatbot that integrates with your email and helps you manage your inbox. The chatbot is designed to be able to answer questions about email and work.

62

A startup that builds AI-powered chatbots to help businesses automate customer service and other support tasks. Their aim is to replace human customer service agents with chatbots.

62

A startup that helps companies build mobile bots, or programs that interface with chat apps like Slack.

62

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

62

This company is building a chat-based social network for enthusiasts that aims to allow users to share their experiences and advice with each other, like Reddit or Quora. It’s a spin on the social media platform idea: instead of frequent posts from celebrities, the goal is to get your friends to post about their experiences and thoughts.

61

A startup that wants to improve the ability to chat in real-time over video by providing chatbot-like functionality.

61

This startup wants to build an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your money, with a focus on millennials.

61

A video-chat-like app for internal meetings, which allows for video and chats but also an internal forum where employees can write notes and comments.

59

A chatbot that helps users find out their credit score and get to know their credit history.

59

A startup that helps people find the right freelance service for them, and has a platform with a “live chat” feature that helps people who don’t know how to get started.

58

A company that powers the chat experience in messaging apps. It allows users to completely customize the appearance and behavior of their chats, especially with respect to things like changing background colors and fonts.

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

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

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A chatbot to help businesses grow their international footprint. The chatbot will serve as a way for businesses to quickly and easily find markets in other countries and sell there.

56

A chatbot-based customer service tool, with the goal of getting humans to do more of the customer-service work.

56

A software startup that helps businesses subscribe to services like Slack, Stripe, Microsoft Teams, WeChat, and more.

55

A secure messaging platform for enterprises. It looks a lot like Slack, but only allows internal employees to join a company chatroom.

54

A chatbot for the Spanish market, selling products across a variety of categories.

54

A chatbot that helps users of AIG’s personal loan calculator get the most out of their loans.

54

A chatbot that answers your questions about finding a new job

53

An AI-powered chatbot that helps doctors diagnose and treat patients. The company says it is already being used by over 20,000 doctors in the US.

52

A tool to create chatbots for businesses. The startup is building a chatbot that’s focused on helping companies build their branding. The startup is currently working with three clients.

52

A chat bot that helps people find the best financial services for their needs. The startup has been around for a while, and is still selling its services via a web-based chat-based platform.

52

This startup is building an AI chatbot that acts as a friendly customer service rep. The startup is using a combination of machine learning, natural language processing, and domain expertise to make its chatbot more human.

51

A chatbot that can answer questions about social security benefits. The startup is building a chatbot that is programmed to answer questions about social security benefits, creating a conversational interface between government and citizens.

51

A chatbot to help people learn on the fly about deep learning, AI, and AI-driven technology.

51

A video chat solution for businesses that helps them communicate with their customers.

50

A tool for managing and organizing your team’s Slack chat to eliminate the need for email.

50

This is a chat app that wants to be the default messaging app for WhatsApp.

49

A company that tries to make the world's best artificial intelligence-powered chatbot.

49

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

48

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

48

A startup that builds a homegrown alternative to the likes of Instagram, PicsArt, and Snapchat

48

A startup that is building an AI-powered chatbot to help you find and buy your favorite sneakers. Users can create an account with the startup and then have the chatbot ask them questions about their favorite sneakers.

48

A startup that built an app that enables people to create custom messaging channels on WhatsApp. The startup, which has already raised funding from Y Combinator and other investors, is currently working with WhatsApp to enable its customers to sell premium products in their chat channels.

47

Startup that allows users to send secure messages from the popular messaging app WeChat to their friends, family, co-workers and other contacts.

47

A video chat platform that allows users to have group chats with 1,000 people.

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A developer API that lets developers create chatbots with specific features. The startup is targeting enterprise businesses.

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An AI-based chatbot that helps you plan your financial goals and track the progress of achieving them.

45

A “tame” version of the Snapchat app, focused on bringing its features to one’s phone.

45

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

44

A new OTT video platform that wants to merge the video world of YouTube with the viral nature of Snapchat.

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 A platform that embeds video chat and SMS into video conferencing tools to add value.

42

A startup that wants to build a streamlined enterprise mobile application. Its platform lets businesses choose from pre-built mobile apps or customize them from scratch. It’s built on the Salesforce Chatter API and is targeting the C-Suite.

40

A chatbot that helps you manage your personal brand. The startup aims to be the first company to bring a full-service personal branding platform to the web.

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A platform that helps companies manage their customer support. S2W helps companies provide products and services to their customers via chat.

39

This startup is creating a chatbot that will help users find the best deal on airline tickets, and provide recommendations based on personal preferences.

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A chatbot that helps automate customer service through customer engagement bots for companies.

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A chatbot that helps users with their finances. The startup says that it has already run a pilot with a few companies.

39

A video chat product that allows you to call up a video, group chat, or voice call with friends from your phone whenever you want.

39

A startup that wants to provide “secure and private” chat rooms for people to meet up, without having to give out personal information.

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The startup is building an AI-powered chatbot that helps you make better decisions about your health.

37

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

37

A startup that offers a distributed human-powered AI that can help organizations build AI-driven chatbots.

37

A chatbot for cleaning services that can be used by small employers, bringing a bit of automation to a very manual process.

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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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An AI-powered chatbot that helps you negotiate the best deal on a car loan.

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This startup makes the most of the fact that employers like to have their employees on the same location. It connects employees with other employees in a private chat room, where they can discuss work and ask questions. It’s a more efficient use of time for employers who don’t want their employees talking to each other.

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This startup wants to bring an email-like experience to video chat.

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This company is building a “natural language processing platform for chatbots”.

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A tool for people to create their own version of Slack where they can host a chat group at their own location.

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A startup that helps you setup and manage your online network, from email lists to calendars to Gchat.

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A standalone browser that integrates with the Slack team chat app. It allows users to create polls, polls that can be used in other Slack channels, and even polls that can be customized to display a specific emoji when they’re answered.

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This startup is building a chatbot that lets people ask questions and get answers from doctors over the phone.

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A platform that helps people to learn languages from their phones. They also offer a “chatbot” that can help you with your language learning.

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A startup that’s building an AI chatbot that emulates a coach, helping people get in shape.

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is an AI chatbot that helps with the discovery of new startups.

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An AI-powered chatbot that helps consumers with their payments, including mobile wallets.

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A workplace chat solution that syncs your calendar and files from your desktop or mobile devices to your corporate network.

27

A social network that allows users to chat and play games with their friends who are currently hanging out in the physical world. Users can also play games against friends at home, meanwhile.

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This startup is building an AI chatbot that it says will help you land an interview with a company, and hopefully get an offer of employment.

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A “tame” version of a chatbot, with the goal of making it easier to communicate with the company’s marketing team.

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A chatbot that helps you book appointments and travel arrangements.

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

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A way to quickly build chatbots, which should improve productivity.

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A chatbot that helps people decide which insurance plan to select.

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This startup is building an AI-powered customer service chatbot that can help companies do customer service work without a human. Right now it works for customer support, but the company is planning to expand into other areas.

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A chatbot that allows companies to respond to service requests with text messages.

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

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A platform to create custom, private, and secure online video chat rooms for a variety of uses, including recruitment, dating, and customer support.

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

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A platform that helps brands get better responses through social media and chatbots.

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A Skype-like video calling app for group chats, designed for small teams.

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This is a video chat app that can connect users to a live video conference where they can call one another.

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A social network for Snapchatters, with tattoo styles and styles that can be shared with friends.

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A company that provides remote workers with a way to manage time-tracking via a chat interface. The startup, which has raised $12 million to date, has raised $13 million since launching in March.

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A startup that’s building a video chat app for people on the go. The startup is building a chat app that works on both Android and iOS.

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The company is working on building an AI-powered chatbot that can sort through all your different college degrees and track your progress. The idea is that college degrees can be tracked in a way that makes them useful for future employers or graduate school applications.

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A chatbot for your shopping list.

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A live chat audio software for call centers.

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A self-lending service with a digital wallet and chatbot integration.

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A new way for employers to hire workers. The startup uses a live video chat to help employers hire workers quickly. It uses AI to match candidates to employers, and allows employers to ask questions and validate candidates before hiring.

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This startup is a chatbot that’s meant to help small businesses manage the toughest parts of their operations.

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A startup that wants to put chatbots in the hands of real estate agents, to make the process simpler and faster.

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A chat app that lets you order food at home and pay ahead of time. The startup has already worked with two restaurants in New York City to demonstrate the concept.

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A toolkit that lets you embed a “conversation” into a website, like a chat in a forum or a message board.

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A chatbot that can help people with “recovering from addiction” by providing a forum for anonymous support.

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A chatbot that helps people get answers to their legal questions. Already live in one state and one county in the US.

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A platform that lets companies develop chatbots and have them respond to customer questions without any need for developers.

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A company focused on building a mobile chat app for users to find and book hair- and beauty services.

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A startup that aims to solve the problem of long-distance relationships between people who are both working in the tech industry. The app takes advantage of voice and video chat to help people remain connected to one another.

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A startup that makes it easier to communicate with doctors remotely. Doctors can chat with patients via a smartphone or the web, and can see what prescriptions they’ve already written and what they’re working on right now.

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A chatbot that taps into the Facebook Graph API to build a more human-like conversational interface. The startup can tap into the billions of data points the Graph API has on you to provide more personal insights to its customers.

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A startup that wants to build AI-powered chatbots that can automatically generate chat transcripts, allowing companies to save time and money by using automated chat systems.

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A platform that acts as a social network for people to organize and attend events in real life, in the same way Snapchat does for people in their digital social network.

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A helpdesk platform for developers and startups that can be accessed from any web browser. Users can call, chat, and file tickets.

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A startup that builds an AI-powered chatbot to help businesses with product research, customer support, and sales.

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A startup for enterprise to make it easier to manage and coordinate their work. It’s a Slack-like app with features like job and team management, user management, and a chat-like platform.

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Using machine learning, this startup is building a chatbot that can determine what you really mean, and deliver the right response.

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A chatbot that allows bank tellers to handle customer issues with a simple chat interface.

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The startup is building a chat app aimed at social media influencers, driving better engagement on their social media channels.

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Idea: This startup is building a telemedicine service that lets people consult with doctors via video chat. They’ve already worked with a few dozen companies.

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A chatbot that uses AI to help people with their personal finance, including retirement planning.

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An alternative to the more popular sharing apps like Snapchat, where people can share videos with friends, but also keep their messages private.

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A chatbot platform that helps restaurants manage the back of their house. It’s built on top of the same language processing technology that Facebook uses to turn user chat messages into ads.

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This startup helps companies manage their customer service through an automated chat bot on Facebook Messenger. Its first customer is Zoosk, the dating site and app maker.

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A platform that combines the best of human and machine intelligence that allows you to create your own visual voice and chatbot. The idea is that your chatbot will be able to learn from your interactions and start to learn from your friends and family.

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A company that helps make a person’s phone more secure through a simple chat or phone call

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A cloud-based video chat system, one that allows businesses to see and guide customer service reps in real time.

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A company that helps companies automate their sales process with a “human machine interface” where salespeople can interact with the sales process via chatbots.

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A chatbot for booking rides on Uber and Lyft

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The startup helps businesses streamline their operations, process payments, and cut down on errors by using AI-powered chatbots.

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ChatOMatic is building a chatbot for Slack channels that can automatically write status updates, notes, and reminders for users.

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A platform that allows businesses to manage customer service, sales, and marketing team through one dashboard, combining CRM, chat, and email functionality.

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This startup is building a chatbot that can help you map out your home renovation or design project. It's available in English and Spanish.

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A mobile chat platform that lets you video chat with your friends. It actually built a mobile chat platform the same way it built the messaging platform, with no outside funding. It’s now in private beta after launching in December.

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A prototype of an app that’s like Snapchat, but for business. It provides users with a personalised feed of photos and videos.

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A hybrid of Slack and Telegram, where users can chat with each other and their channels on the platform, and the company’s bots can do more dynamic tasks on the side. It’s currently available for beta on iOS.

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A digital communications company based in New York City. Their software is designed to help companies interact with their employees via phone, email, or chat.

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A startup co-founded by Y Combinator alum Sam Altman, this is a social network where you can make friends with the people you meet through the app. Users pay for memberships and can then message and chat with others on the platform.

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This is an AI-powered chatbot that will help you find the best products for your personal style.

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A startup that provides an online chat system that is paired with a mobile app where people can message a doctor for a diagnosis

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Idea: This is a one-on-one video messaging app that allows users to video chat with someone who speaks a different language

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Idea: Social network for (mostly) women to chat about their periods

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Idea: Chat with a lawyer in under 5 minutes

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Idea: A platform for freelancers to build custom chatbots and integrate them into messaging apps

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

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Idea: A chatbot for the admissions process

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Idea: A Chatbot for Lawyers that uses natural language processing to understand human input and produce relevant answers

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Idea: Startup that has built a toolkit for turning any website into a chatbot The startup wants to take the friction out of building bots by providing a visual interface and developer tools

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Idea: A self-learning, natural language processing platform for chatbots that can connect with any API

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Idea: A startup that aims to help people learn to code through a combination of chatbots and online courses The company’s founders say they’re currently working on an AI-powered chatbot that can make coding exercises more interesting

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Idea: A platform for chatbots that can visualize and interact with data

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Idea: A group chat app for communities and groups that want to have a private conversation with a single person

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Idea: A startup building a chatbot for e-commerce, meant to improve customer service and boost sales

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

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Idea: A digital marketing firm building a platform that helps companies target customers through chatbots Their first target market is tech support, but the startup wants to expand into other verticals

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Idea: A tool for building instant messaging applications with chatbots for corporations

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

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Idea: A startup that is building a way to share the cognitive load of family planning. The service pairs a chatbot with a fertility tracking app to help couples track their progress.

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Idea: A B2B company that’s building an “automated B2B sales chatbot”. The startup, which is focused on B2B SaaS companies, wants to help those companies schedule meetings with prospects and track conversations.

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Idea: A startup that combines the idea of a social network with the idea of a dating app. People can follow each other and post content, but they can also chat with each other. The founders say that their users are posting content at a rate

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Idea: A customer engagement platform for retail banks. The startup helps banks build online communities that allow customers to chat about products and services from within the bank’s website.

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Idea: This startup is building a toolkit to help you build your own chatbot. Users can build a chatbot that works

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Idea: A startup that makes a chatbot for customer service, meant to help companies scale their customer service. Like a lot of companies, it’s built on AI.

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Idea: A company that’s building a way to offer nutritional advice to people through a chatbot.

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Idea: A music education startup that wants to provide teachers for music students in a Snapchat-like interface.

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Idea: A startup built on the premise that traditional email newsletters are a relic of the past. The startup wants to bring the “chatbot”

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Idea: A tool for creating animated characters that can be used for chatbots and other kinds of interfaces, ranging from mobile apps to web apps.

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Therapy chatbots to solve depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

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A startup that provides a way for companies to sell to customers using chat. The company counts major banks as clients and claims to have a 2.5% conversion rate.

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

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Idea: This startup is building a toolkit for people to build their own chatbots. It wants to become the go-to platform for people who want to automate their businesses, sales, and so on.

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Idea: A video chat tool for doctors and patients to coordinate home visits.

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Idea: A tool for helping companies and employees build their own internal chatrooms. The founder says that the product has been used by YC for the past few years, and is now being offered to other companies as well.

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Idea: A data-driven chatbot for hiring and managing remote workers and contractors. It’s built for managing teams of freelancers.

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Idea: An AI-powered email platform that integrates with Gmail, with a focus on the “personal touch”. The startup’s founder says there’s a generation of people who grew up on AOL’s chat interface and have since forgotten how to write emails (because they’ve been using chat).

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A software company that provides a tool for creating a knowledge base for customer service, with an AI chatbot that helps you solve customer problems.

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Idea: A platform for real-time chat software for businesses, with a focus on making it easy to build bots and integrate with other tools (like Google Calendar, Salesforce, and HubSpot)

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