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A startup that collects data on the world’s 4.5 billion-odd cellphones and builds a giant map of their locations with all the phone data available.

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A collection of online educational materials available for free.

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A platform that allows both consumer and business users to collect and share data about their lives with the goal of helping them improve their health and save money.

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A startup for the sale of trading cards that helps you track and manage your collection.

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A startup that collects data from companies to help them figure out how to better retain their employees

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Fetch is a platform for food delivery. Unlike Grubhub, Fetch offers more than just food delivery. The startup is using the same data it collects on its deliveries to help restaurants build better menus and make food-ordering easier.

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 This startup wants to bring a lot of the Nintendo-style collectible card game experience to startups, allowing them to create teams and battle each other in person or online.

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A company that makes it easier to create, manage, and scale sales data. The platform is designed for sales teams to collect data about their clients, and make it available to others in the company.

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A startup that allows sports leagues to collect and organize data.

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This startup is building a solution to help agencies automate data collection for their clients.

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

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A software company that aims to help businesses track customer information and enterprise data. The startup writes to customers directly to collect data and to think up new ideas.

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An online platform that lets users organize their collections of crayons, Pokemon cards, and other “collectibles” in a way that’s easy to search, sort, and share.

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A platform that allows people to monitor and control their home environment. Their central product is an IoT hub that collects data from things like lights, thermostat, and leak detectors, then sends it to a smartphone app.

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A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to collect payments from their customers. The startup offers free accounts for small businesses and is looking to eventually offer a freemium model.

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A startup that’s building an API for user feedback, allowing companies to use a platform such as UserVoice to collect feedback.

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A web-based platform that provides users with a way to digitally record and collect feedback from their customers.

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This is a solution to help small businesses manage their tax and financial obligations. Their platform is built on Slack, helping you bill, collect, and send payments to your customers, which can be done through a simple, intuitive interface.

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This company is building an app that aims to help cities with data, allowing them to run services like parking and waste collection more efficiently.

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The startup behind Pachube has expanded into the market for connected devices that allow users to collect and share data. The company has launched two other products since the acquisition: the Pachube Watch, which is a customizable wristband that can be paired with smart devices to collect fitness data and share data with other devices, and the Pachube Photo, which is a way for users to capture and share their photos with other users.

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A platform that aims to bring transparency in the consumer data industry with a set of tools that help customers understand what data is being collected about them

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A startup that’s creating a novel way to buy and sell sports memorabilia. The startup is building a “sport wallet” and hopes to have a “sport wallet” inside the Google Wallet app. The startup is also trying to build an ecommerce marketplace for sports collectibles and memorabilia.

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

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A digital store for collectible cards that helps users build a collection by tracking and sharing their collection, and by selling cards in a marketplace.

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A startup that sells a collection of various items to help people organize their home

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An AI-based system that helps companies better understand new hires by collecting data on their personality traits.

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A company that wants to help streamline buying and selling of artwork and collectibles on eBay.

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Builds software for the retail industry that monitors security cameras in stores, then tags and collects data about those customers, whether they spend money, who they are, and what they’re looking at.

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A startup that helps people “own the data” they collect from their phone, so they can see it, control it, and share it.

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A startup that provides users with an easy way to create surveys to collect feedback about products

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A company providing a free online platform for live music, planning concerts, selling tickets, and collecting royalties.

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Customer service software that handles client communication, collection and collection automation.

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A startup that helps students and parents collect donations for their college education. The startup, which was founded in September, has raised $35,000 to date.

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Polldaddy is an app that allows users to make polls, collect data, and share the results. It works with most social media and blogging platforms.

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TechCrunch’s IPOs have been pretty good over the past decade. The 14 most recent IPOs have collectively brought in $2.4 billion as of April 2018, according to research from Pitchbook.

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An insurance-focused startup that collects data from drivers using their Android phones and then uses the data to sell insurance to them. It’s an insurance company that doesn’t actually write the policies.

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A platform that turns any physical object into a digital token, like a phone case or a piece of clothing. The idea is that these tokens are collectible, to help people get the most out of their physical possessions.

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A startup that provides mobile training to employees, with a program that offers employees the opportunity to collect feedback on a mobile device about their interaction with customers.

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A software suite for managing medical billing and collections. It was launched in July and is offered in the US.

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A company that helps people make their own clothes, using a design platform that puts together collections of patterns, fabrics, and accessories.

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A company that makes a more efficient way for businesses to collect their payments. The startup offers a managed service that tracks payments and reports on status, and is a consultant for merchants.

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A data company that wants to collect and organize marketplace data for makers to help them improve their overall business processes.

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SaaS marketing platform for e-commerce retailers, with tools for product listing, collection, payment processing, shipping, and customer support. The startup wants to make e-commerce more efficient.

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An in-app survey tool that helps users of mobile games collect feedback on their game experience

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A software development company based in Utah. They’ve built a platform that helps small businesses get paid faster by automating the process of bill-pay and credit card collection.

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A startup that makes it possible to buy, sell, and collectively organize ridesharing services, much like Uber or Lyft but for cars

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A startup that helps business send out invoices, collect payments, and generally manage a business’s finances.

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A software company that allows people to collect and use data to better manage their health. It’s building a “smart” wearable device that can track your health and send a report to a doctor.

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An online service that helps people find and sell used goods and collectibles. The company is also looking at a new model where it will serve as a marketplace to help buyers find and buy goods.

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 A collective of independent, small-time, and non-profit startups.

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

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A web/mobile app that helps small businesses collect their customer data for marketing.

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

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A startup that uses AI to help businesses automate the data collection process, reducing the steps involved in data collection and saving businesses time.

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A new service that helps companies keep track of the travel costs of their employees. The company collects data from travel rewards programs, and allows employees to manage their travel spending.

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A solar-powered way of tracking crops that takes the heat off of big, expensive satellite and aerial data collection

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A collection of partnerships from the food industry, including:

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A software solution for governments to more efficiently and easily collect and process data and information.

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A digital platform for retailers to sell products without needing to collect payments.

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A startup that offers an online platform for medical billers to more easily collect payments from patients.

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

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On-demand software for human resources (HR) teams. It automates the hiring process, removes the stress of finding the right people, and streamlines data collection and reporting for HR teams.

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A digital health company building a bio-monitoring system that collects medical data from sensors embedded in a patient’s body.

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The app makes it easy to find the best nearby restaurants and their reviews, and the business can then make money off the data it collects about online reviews.

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A way for publishers to advertise a collection of content, not just one article. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding.

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A startup that wants to build a digital kitchen, with a programmable fridge, a robot, and a system for collecting and processing your data.

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A fintech startup built for natural gas industry. It allows users to collect and monitor their natural gas usage, and allows companies to monitor over their entire natural gas network.

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A startup that helps make buildings cool. In the past two years, it’s built a community of more than 60,000 people who have collectively built more than 100 buildings in more than 35 countries. The community is a nice complement to the three office buildings that are open to tenants in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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A startup that helps patients get more accurate diagnoses of their conditions by providing them with a collection of data from specialists via an app on their smartphone.

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A tool that lets employers collect and visualize employee feedback, as well as uses that data to guide organization-wide employee performance.

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

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 A startup that collects data from social media networks and aggregates them into daily reports that can be used to measure the human conversation that happens on the internet.

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

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 A business that aims to help small-time beer makers have a better shot at getting a traditional distributor, by building a network of distributors and collectors who can help local brewers sell and promote their beers.

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A startup that collects data on your phone and then turns it into a map of crowdsourced traffic conditions along major roads and highways.

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A company that helps people manage their wine collections. The startup is building a wine database and app that lets users track their wine collection in real time, save it to their phone, and save it to the cloud.

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A tool for patient-doctor communication. The startup was founded by a Harvard MD who saw a need to improve communication between patients and physicians. The company is already collecting patient data in some markets, and will be bringing the product to the US in the next couple of months.

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A social network for antique collectors and dealers. It helps users find and buy and sell antiques, matching them with people who have the same taste.

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A platform that allows landlords to manage their rental units, connecting them to homebuyers and letting agents. The pitch is that it gives landlords a new way to run their business, helping them collect rent and keep track of their properties. It’s available in the UK and Australia at the moment, although they’re looking to expand internationally.

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A tool for online learners to share their work, with the ability to collect and collate feedback from team members.

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A group of young filmmakers with a collective vision to build a film studio from the ground up, and will use the Y Combinator seed money to hire a chief operating officer and other staff to help them do it.

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Loft, a startup that collects and compiles a range of industry data about startups, has named YC as one of the top three organizations in the world that are "helping to produce the next generation of startups."

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A startup to help companies manage the data they collect in their stores, for example, that can be used to help them find new products or make marketing plans.

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A personal computer for managing back pain. It’s essentially a smartphone that sits on a medical table and provides a diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and a system for collecting patient data.

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A startup that helps people collect money and other in-kind donations in emergency situations

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"This list of startups is a non-exhaustive collection of the best companies funded by YC. It's not intended to be a comprehensive list of all startups funded by YC. Regardless, we'll be publishing additional startups funded by YC at a later date."

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 A company that collects data from credit cards to build a predictive model of which cardholders are likely to pay back their debts (and which ones are likely to default). It’s looking to offer a free model to banks for their riskiest customers.

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Startups with a focus on the small business market are a regular feature of Y Combinator, and this one is a real game-changer. EnviroFinder collects data from multiple sources and makes it easy for businesses to see how they rank in their local market, then take that information and “re-market” it to their customers on websites they’ve built. The idea is to help entrepreneurs win at the local level in a way that doesn’t rely on expensive and time-consuming in-person events.

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A consumer service that helps consumers collect on credit card debt from their personal loans.

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

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A mobile app that helps users monitor bike thefts. Mosquito collects data about bike thefts and then uses it to notify users via SMS, email, and push notifications if their bikes are stolen.

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This startup wants to give people a way to donate money to causes that don’t have any existing infrastructure to collect or accept donations. It’s building out a platform that allows users to donate money to charities of their choice — with no fees or transaction fees, and no minimum amount. The company is building its own user base, with the goal of being a partner with any charity that wants to work with them.

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The company is taking a best-of-breed approach to the B2B market. They’re creating a SaaS solution that allows companies to collect and organize customer data, then use it to make better product decisions.

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A company that does data collection for nonprofit events. The company is going to help nonprofits run better, faster, and cheaper events through a better toolset.

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A B2B company that helps companies take advantage of their collective buying power to negotiate better prices.

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Reducing the cost of healthcare for consumers by empowering them to collect, manage, and share their own health data.

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Being able to use the online marketplaces to sell items that are in short supply, like books, graphic novels, or various collectibles.

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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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Idea: Collect and sell data to help companies

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Idea: A company that provides a tool for startups to manage the onboarding of new employees, including collecting employee data, administering legal agreements, and more

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Idea: A solution to help businesses make sense of the data they collect from their customers

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Idea: A startup that is building a cloud-based service for selling collectibles. It allows users to upload images and details about the item, and generate a barcode. It’s free for sellers, and takes a flat 3.5% of sales.

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Idea: Pinksheet collects data from online job postings to help companies find and hire employees.

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Idea: A platform for social media managers to collect data on the best performing content for their social media accounts. They have 3 paying social media managers and 20 open beta users.

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Idea: A B2B company that provides software to help freelancers and contractors in the US legally collect funds from employers.

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Idea: This startup helps brick-and-mortar businesses collect payments on their websites and apps.

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An enterprise startup that lets businesses collect, process, and manage all of their customer data in a centralized place, and allow them to manipulate that data for insights.

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Idea: A startup that makes sense of the different data that’s collected from different parts of a factory, or a building

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Idea: This startup is building a way to automate the process of filling out web forms. It’s also pitching itself as a way to collect data on form completion rates, and build a more familiar conversational experience with the site.

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Idea: A startup that collects different data sources and makes them intelligible, allowing people to make data-driven decisions.

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Idea: A “swipe file” for real estate agents, which allows them to capture and organize leads by collecting their user’s information via a mobile app.

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Idea: A company that’s building a suite of products around an app that takes and edits photos of sales receipts, making it easy for companies to collect and incorporate visual data into business intelligence.

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