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A startup that helps consumers get their money back from airlines for delayed flights.

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A startup for lawyers and consumers that helps them rate and review legal services. The company has raised $3.5 million to date.

340

A platform for helping consumers shop for and price items

327

A startup that is building a consumer-facing app that’s essentially a data-driven diary. The startup wants to help people understand what they’re eating, how much they’re exercising, etc.

289

A startup that helps people manage their money, including budgeting and paying bills. The company wants to become a finance hub for consumers.

177

A platform that allows brands to build mobile apps for their business and for consumers to find them.

172

A platform that connects consumers with products and services they want to buy directly from a mobile phone.

169

An online platform that asks you to rate products and services before you buy them, allowing you to compare them on the same scale as Amazon or Consumer Reports.

166

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

141

A meal delivery app for consumers who want healthy food at home.

140

An Internet of Things company that buys and sells data to help companies create better products for consumers.

129

This startup is building a platform for American farmers to sell their goods to consumers worldwide. The startup aims to use a mix of digital store fronts and technology to deliver to consumers in countries like India and China, where the rural population has been growing.

123

The aim is to let consumers to pay for a 3D-printed object. One feature is that the 3D-printed object is scanned and then the user can print out an accurate digital version they can then use in their homes.

112

A SaaS company that offers a platform for managing employee benefits. It provides a software dashboard for insurance providers to compare health plans and find the best benefits to offer without having to communicate directly with consumers.

109

A consumer credit card that’s crowd-funded

106

A logistics company building an app to let consumers plan their own personal deliveries with the help of a robot.

105

A startup that’s building a way for businesses to share their products with consumers.

105

A platform that helps consumers manage their telecoms bills. Their goal is to cut their bills by 15% and increase their bill by 5%.

104

A credit card issuer that focuses on low-income consumers.

103

A software for consumers to share their credit with friends without going through a bank.

103

They’re the modern version of a “grocery store”, with a storehouse of over 400 in-demand items that can be added to a wish list. They’re free for consumers, but can have a fee for businesses with 500 or more items in stock.

103

This startup is building an online and mobile platform to help consumers research credit cards, loans, and credit scores.

102

A startup that aims to help consumers get a better idea of how a product is being made, from labor sourcing to sourcing of materials.

100

A company that helps consumers create a financial plan and then makes it easier for them to execute that plan, with the goal of helping people who don’t have access to traditional financial planning.

99

A new fintech app that aims to make it easier for consumers to make payments

98

A self-funded, fast-growing accelerator for retail ventures and consumer brands.

98

A startup to take the guesswork out of buying tickets to events. It helps consumers find the cheapest ticket and compares deals from around the web, thus making the experience of buying tickets simple and convenient.

98

A digital loyalty program for retailers that rewards consumers for their loyalty.

98

A platform that allows consumers to make payments online for new or used products, and then track their orders.

96

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

96

A startup that uses AI to analyze online reviews to show consumers what to expect from a given product and service.

96

A mobile app that allows consumers to pay bills by scanning QR codes or barcodes.

96

A company that wants to help oil and gas companies get their data to consumers in a way that’s less confusing than the existing version of Google Earth.

96

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

96

A digital platform for buying and selling e-books, with services like a price guarantee for authors, and direct-to-consumer sales.

95

InstaCart is a service that can move a consumer’s shopping cart from one website to another, or even to a competitor. That means customers can buy products from Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers without ever leaving the site.

95

Skip is a direct to consumer platform for retailers to create their own branded subscriptions.

95

A company that lets consumers sell pre-owned goods. The company is currently in an early stage of fundraising.

95

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

95

A startup aiming to develop a “smart pill bottle” that monitors and helps consumers better manage their medicine.

94

A travel booking app that lets consumers book airfare, hotels and car rentals all at once.

94

A free database of all consumer credit cards, available online and allowing users to search for cards, compare them, and see where they’re used.

94

A startup that wants to allow consumers to buy directly from makers, like they would from Etsy.

93

An online service that serves as a comparison site for consumers that helps them find the best price for the best product.

93

A social media platform that brings brand power to the local community. It works by giving brands a platform on which they can interact with consumers and promote their products.

93

A phone app that lets consumers track their car and its maintenance. The startup is working on a new charging dock that will operate with a single cable, so consumers can charge their cars without having to worry about cables.

93

A peer-to-peer lending company that focuses on college students. The company says it’s in talks with a few large consumer finance companies and would like to see itself included in student loan refinancing programs. They’re based in Delaware.

93

A company that wants to re-create the good old days of the local neighborhood hardware store for modern consumers. They want to build a modern version of the mobile app that lets people buy and sell their stuff in a local community.

91

A consumer-facing startup that offers a subscription-based service for finding and saving a place to stay.

91

The startup says it’s a better version of the traditional “pay-once-and-get-everything” package that’s popular with consumers, which works well for a lot of products but can be hard for more high-tech products.

91

A payment startup with a focus on offering a simpler payment experience for consumers in emerging markets.

91

A 3D-printed eyewear company that’s looking to disrupt the eyewear industry with a direct-to-consumer approach.

91

A consumer-targeted business that allows the user to share and rate products, and build a community around them.

90

A startup that makes it easier for consumers to find quality products for their homes. Its app is similar to Amazon’s Dash, but for finding products in a physical store.

90

The startup, which has raised $15 million in funding, aims to help consumers save on energy by acting as middleman between big energy providers and consumers.

90

A leaderboard that uses push notifications and social media to let consumers know when their favorite brands are engaging with them.

90

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

89

A platform that helps consumers find the right financial options for them.

89

A platform that makes it easier for online retailers to connect with consumers at physical locations.

89

This startup in the US is building an app that helps people avoid buying things from retailers that then sell it to consumers at a loss, for instance by Amazon or Target.

89

This is a “mashup of digital marketing, customer service, and product management” app. It’s looking to replicate the experience of a digital agency, and is pitching it as a “digital assistant” to help consumer brands.

89

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

88

A consumer-facing platform that enables publishers to curate content for users with the goal of increasing interaction with content and driving more revenue for publishers.

88

A startup that aims to take the power out of microgrids and put it into the hands of consumers. The startup is working on a battery pack with solar panels that can be installed on the rooftops of homes and offices and be used to supply electricity for a certain period of time, much like a powerbank.

87

A startup that wants to be a consumer-facing for the trade-only ICOs.

87

A digital platform to help consumers compare home loans at a low cost

87

This startup, which wants to make it easy for retailers to use AI to keep shelves stocked with different items for consumers to buy.

87

The company's app is designed to help consumers monitor the health of their finances, including credit scores, debt and income. The application, which is in beta, is available for Android and Apple iOS smartphones.

87

A startup backed by Sequoia that helps developers monetize their apps by converting them into subscription-based services for consumers.

87

A CRM for retailers that uses machine learning to predict consumer behavior and then recommend what products to sell based on their past purchases

86

A platform for sharing and rating products across the web, where consumers can go to see what the top products in a category are and rate them.

86

A company that provides global data analysts with insights into consumer trends in real time. The startup is growing its team and expanding globally. It has raised $2 million to date from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and CrunchFund. It will be based in San Francisco.

86

The company has begun to experiment with a plan to bring a $10/month subscription service to consumers that would provide a weekly Amazon Prime-like service to customers. The company could be an alternative to people who don’t like Amazon Prime’s current offerings.

86

A way to give consumers a decentralized payment system that they can use on all their favorite mobile apps. The startup wants to replace the existing centralized payment system for mobile payments with a more decentralized system.

85

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

85

A small business loan marketplace for consumers.

85

A startup that wants to put a common API between many banks and start to allow consumers to take debit card payments anywhere.

85

A company that wants to build a SaaS platform for “convenient, direct, and secure” exchanges for consumers and businesses.

85

A "small business marketplace" that helps small businesses sell to consumers through a web and app interface.

85

A tool for connecting consumers with sales opportunities. It’s currently in beta.

85

The startup is launching a digital platform to improve the quality of on-demand clinics. The platform aims to offer a way for doctors to easily post their services and for consumers to find a nearby clinic that offers appointments they need. The company is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

84

A way of organizing a person's social life through a calendar. The startup is backed by Y Combinator, and the company is currently focused on the enterprise market, but plans to bring it to consumers soon.

84

A startup that helps American companies sell to consumers in China and other Asian markets by taking over the process of getting a Chinese partner to buy their product.

84

"A much-needed, quality-assured, and secure way to get products from manufacturer to the consumer's doorstep."

84

A startup that sells local marketplaces for food, alcohol, and other goods to consumers. It’s been in the works for over a year, though they haven’t yet been able to launch their app.

83

A platform that allows consumers to rent out their homes. The B2B platform is targeting real estate agents, who the startup says can earn up to $100k per year.

83

A startup that sells the first commercial drone to have a consumer version available, with a price tag of $1,000. The drone is made for those who want to experiment with aerial photography and videography.

83

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

83

A financial app that helps consumers buy insurance through their smartphones and mobile apps.

83

A startup that buys household items in bulk for consumers, and delivers them in bulk After shipping the products, the startup makes money by selling those items on the secondary market

82

A platform that connects manufacturers and consumers to make online purchases.

82

A “product discovery platform” for consumers, that helps them quickly find products that meet their needs.

82

Online brokerage which helps consumers better understand their investment products and gives them access to a licensed broker.

82

A digital bank account for consumers and businesses in Latin America. The startup wants to bring account management to the small and medium enterprises in the region.

82

This startup helps consumers identify which products are made from recycled materials.

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Bringing the consumer’s head into the product design process by using 3D printing.

82

A platform to pay bills, make payments, and send money internationally. The company says it can save money for consumers and businesses by making it easier to pay bills, send money internationally and transfer funds overseas more easily.

81

A digital insurance platform that allows consumers to manage insurance policies online.

81

This is an app that helps consumers find an apartment for rent by allowing them to search and compare all listings in San Francisco and beyond.

81

A SaaS platform that helps a company “improve its brand by engaging with its customers and creating a more compelling experience for the consumer.” It helps brands create content, establish a presence and grow their customer base.

81

 A new type of meal-kit delivery service that aims to save consumers money by offering discounts when they order in bulk. The startup already has a few thousand customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

80

A platform that helps consumers identify “high quality” products from “low quality” ones.

79

A platform that connects businesses with data science resources in a way that makes it easy to collaborate and get work done. The company also plans to launch a consumer app that will allow customers to sign up for machine learning-based advice.

79

A management-software tool for companies that sell their own products directly to consumers.

79

A company that is building a tool that allows consumers to make use of the data from their fitness tracker to better understand what they’re eating and how they’re exercising. The company is working with fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone, and has also been working with the makers of the Nike+ FuelBand.

79

A new way to buy and sell media. The company wants to provide a new lens on marketing and advertising and help brands use data to reach consumers more effectively.

78

A tool for marketers who want to evaluate the effectiveness of their ad campaigns, including the ability to test various creative executions and social interactions with consumers.

78

A new way to pay for goods and services. The app helps you request a payment and the mobile network operator (say, a mobile operator or telecom company) will generate a token that is then transferred to the merchant. The app will then notify the consumer to confirm the payment.

78

A tech company that creates a platform for companies to market their apps and services, in a way that is more likely to catch the attention of consumers.

78

A startup for consumers with a long-distance relationship.

77

PowerMeter is a smart meter data company. They want to provide “a data-driven mobile application for consumers and businesses that uses data from the smart meters to provide insights about power consumption, cost savings, and energy savings on a monthly and annual basis.”

77

A startup that helps companies in Brazil manage all of their consumer credit with the help of a single dashboard.

77

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

76

A startup that helps people create and sell custom clothing through a web browser without having to design the entire garment from scratch. Loom wants to help consumers sell their clothing as a service — it’s essentially an Uber for fashion.

75

This startup is building a way to help farmers market their products without the hassle of selling via a big, impersonal store. Instead, farmers can have a more intimate and less expensive selling experience when selling directly to the consumer.

75

A new way for consumers to buy music and pay directly to artists. Sounding is a new way for fans to directly support artists they like with a “tip”, or a donation, that goes directly to the artist.

75

A software company that is building a technology platform that helps e-commerce retailers and merchants deliver tailored messages to consumers based on their gender and demographic information.

75

A startup that uses cryptocurrency to help consumers buy products online with a lower transaction fee.

74

A market research app that helps companies understand the wants and needs of their consumers better. It’s paid for by a company like SurveyGizmo or SurveyMonkey that charges a small fee every time a survey is completed.

74

A startup that helps startups in the US save money when they need to send a large amount of product to consumers, which they say they’re currently doing by renting a truck to which they attach a giant cooler.

74

A commerce platform that allows small businesses to sell their wares and services directly to consumers online.

74

A consumer-to-business marketplace for home improvement products and services.

73

A startup that connects users with local businesses, so they can find services and goods to buy and use. It also generates revenue by helping consumers save money on things like groceries, dry cleaning, and layaway.

73

A startup that offers a tool for consumers to use to shop for and compare real-world products. The startup says it is the only shopping service that allows users to buy online-only products, while also allowing customers to see products in person and try them for free.

72

A startup that wants to bring a 21st century version of the old magazine subscription model. The startup gives access to a variety of programming languages and news to consumers for a monthly subscription fee.

72

A company that wants to make it easier for consumers to buy and sell their used goods by connecting them with people who use it.

72

A data platform that allows brands to buy and sell customer data in a decentralized way, while protecting consumer information.

71

A platform that helps businesses manage their social media accounts. The company sells social media management for businesses at $10 a month, and has plans to launch a consumer version.

70

A digital payment platform that allows consumers to pay with their accounts without ever entering a card number.

70

An AI-powered product recommendation platform that helps users find and shop for products across Amazon and other retailers. The startup wants to build the first recommendation platform for consumers in the US, where it’s been testing.

70

A platform where consumers can try out products before they buy them.

70

The startup provides software, training and data to help consumers achieve their fitness goals. The company’s software, which is built on the premise that “it’s not about the number of times you go to the gym, it’s about how much you get done when you go”, has won the Best Startup Award at the Philadelphia Startup Weekend.

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Rethinking the way we build and manage software is the goal of BuildZoom. The startup allows users to compare home improvements from a variety of vendors and service providers from the comfort of one website. It's an online marketplace that allows consumers to shop for home improvement projects from the convenience of a desktop computer or mobile phone. BuildZoom makes it easy to find the right contractor, and provides a level of transparency that other home improvement websites do not.

69

A digital mortgage application for consumers.

69

A way for advertisers to measure the success of their ads, and for consumers to see which products get the highest engagement.

68

A digital gift registry and shopping website that allows consumers to buy personalized gifts for loved ones without the hassle of a physical gift registry.

67

A consumer credit score for the US that scores potential customers on their creditworthiness.

67

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to get in touch with consumers. The startup is making it easier for companies to market to a large, specific group of consumers by creating a one-stop resource for companies to find and contact consumers.

67

This cloud-based platform for payments brings together payments processors, banks, and merchants to offer a service that is cheaper and faster for consumers than traditional methods.

66

 The startup is building an intelligent vending machine that allows consumers to receive personalized offers based on their offline behavior.

66

A consumer-facing app that allows users to make online purchases of items from their local grocery store, like milk and bread.

66

Businesses in the mobile payments space have often struggled with security. Called SIV, it uses AI to make payments on a consumer’s behalf with a single tap.

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A digital network that connects American businesses and consumers with the same spending habits.

65

A travel booking platform that connects consumers with local businesses to offer services like free airport parking, meal discounts, or access to free Wi-Fi.

65

A platform that allows retailers to sell to consumers across various online marketplaces.

65

A startup that’s building a platform for online consumer engagement campaigns. It also aims to bring more transparency to the online advertising industry.

65

This startup is building an AI-powered and hyper-personalized digital assistant to help consumers with their day-to-day tasks like booking travel, flight status check, and tracking packages.

64

A hardware startup that’s building ruggedized bitcoin hardware that can be sold to businesses and consumers. The company is currently working on a $1,000 device that it says can be used for up to a year on a single battery.

64

Build a business that brings the customer service model to the cannabis industry, and helps the industry better serve their customers by creating a network that supports the needs of both the consumer and the industry.

64

DropBox for consumer goods, allowing you to send an item to your DropBox account, get a notification when it arrives, and have it sent back to you.

64

A SaaS platform that helps consumers and businesses manage their advertising and marketing budgets and track ROI.

64

A consumer loan app for the unbanked. The startup aims to scale its startup base, paying them to lend to unbanked consumers.

64

A startup that aims to build a “smart” shopping bag for consumers that can be tracked as it’s being moved from store to store.

63

 A consumer app that pairs with a free service that helps consumers track their spending.

63

A platform for aggregating and selling data from consumer-facing apps. The startup has raised $20 million to date, and has partnerships with companies like Tastemade, Twitter, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

62

A product that helps consumers make clothes look like they’re in the 1960s.

61

This startup is building a consumer-facing marketplace for the home-sharing economy, where people can find a roommate to live in their home.

60

Predictive modeling technology that can help marketers understand where consumers are and what they’re interested in at any given time.

59

A SaaS that helps artists sell their work directly to consumers in a way that’s more efficient than selling through a gallery or commercial gallery.

59

A startup which helps producers of consumer goods in India get their products from a supplier to a store.

58

A platform for the real estate industry to offer a better user experience for consumers.

57

This startup is building a digital tool that helps companies help people with disabilities. Assistly is a web-based platform that helps companies help people with disabilities. Assistly is focused on helping consumers with a disability buy products and services online.

56

A company that builds a platform that allows consumers to pay for their memberships in advance. The startup is in the US, but has plans to expand to Europe.

56

While the idea of a self-driving car might look like far-fetched science fiction, the reality is that the technology is already at work on the roads of the United States and Europe. However, it is still too expensive for consumers to access. The startup, which is still in stealth, is working to make the technology accessible at a consumer level.

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A digital payments service for US consumers

56

An on-demand e-commerce marketplace for consumers, like those found on Etsy and Shopify. The startup wants to help consumers buy the right products and get the right discounts, while helping businesses manage their online sales and inventory.

56

A personal financing tool that helps consumers save for retirement, borrow against their homes, refinance student loans, and reduce debt.

56

A way for consumers to sell their old electronics and get paid for it, using an app that makes it easy for the buyer to scan barcodes.

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A digital tool to help retailers sell to consumers.

55

A startup that builds custom smart shoes for people with disabilities. The shoes use a wireless accelerometer and Bluetooth technology to detect movement and alert a person when they’re about to fall. The startup is currently working with the military, but is looking to expand into consumer markets.

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The startup makes a “diagnostic X-Ray” for consumers, and is selling it to hospitals for $25 per unit.

54

A startup that helps consumers track their bills, get alerts when bills are coming due, and pay off them early with interest.

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A consumer-facing travel app now in beta

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A tool that lets consumers make their own flowers and plants, with the spirit of a DIY flower kit.

53

A way for retailers to deliver their products directly to consumers without any human interaction. The startup’s goal is to make consumer interaction with products as invisible as possible.

52

This startup wants to replace the inefficient and often criminally-run trucking industry with a new way to move freight that’s better for consumers, the environment, and the economy as a whole, by using autonomous vehicles.

52

A hardware company that makes sensors, including ones for weight and hydration, for home and for athletes. The company believes consumers will use devices such as the Nike FuelBand to track their health and exercise habits.

52

A company that wants to help consumers build and grow their own personal brands by selling them on merchandise and experiences, similar to what Amazon does with Amazon Prime.

52

As the problem of health data for consumers becomes more complex, the company is building a tool that can help people view and manipulate their own health data.

51

A platform for mobile service providers (e.g. cell phone companies, wireless carriers) to manage their business operations, and a business-to-business platform for mobile service providers to engage with consumers. The company has three contracts, all with mobile carriers.

51

The company aims to be a “banking for millennials” that offers high-yield savings accounts. It’s a way for younger consumers to build their savings without having to pay a premium for the privilege.

50

A product that helps consumers get a clear perspective on their finances

50

A platform for fashion brands to manage their products, with a lean startup that seeks to build a marketplace where brands can sell their products directly to consumers.

49

A company that conducts regular polls to help companies measure consumer sentiment.

49

A company that wants to create a new way to package and ship consumer electronics.

49

A startup that lets consumers rate their favorite places, with the goal of making those rating visible to potential customers.

49

The world’s first interactive robot taxidermist. It combines 3D scanning technology and a robotic arm to automatically fuse together a stuffed creature out of real animal parts. The startup says the process is simple for consumers to use, and can be done from their homes.

49

A tool to help people find and buy direct-to-consumer items on the web.

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A tool that helps consumers create a budget and track their spending. The startup has raised $12 million for its technology thus far, and is looking to pivot into a basic financial management tool as it grows.

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The startup says it is “a bridge between the consumer and the supplier,” and is “optimized for fast response and the real-time transfer of information.”

48

In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

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A SaaS platform for helping financial institutions and consumers manage their money.

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The startup is trying to solve the problem of the lack of consumer choice in the longtail economy by introducing a service to help consumers find the best products at the best price.

46

A company that’s building a credit scoring system that predicts consumers’ creditworthiness, then helps them build a credit score.

46

A startup that gives you a way to help manage your finances without having to go to a full-service bank. The startup wants to serve as a more simple way for consumers to manage their finances and wants to be a part of the conversation around empowering consumers.

45

This startup is looking to replace the insurance model with a “personalized protection plan” that will cover an individual’s insurance needs over time. The startup will help consumers assess their risks and choose the best coverage.

45

A startup that builds apps for the home to help consumers track their energy usage.

45

A new startup that’s looking to use artificial intelligence to help companies develop and test new products and services. They’re looking to build a platform to pull together all of the publicly available data about products and consumers and teach a neural network to help companies predict how people will interact with their products, which they believe is the key to increasing product adoption. Currently, the startup has $2.5 million in seed funding.

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A software company that helps companies build services for international markets. The startup is working with the government of Japan to build services for Japanese consumers and businesses, and with the government of Canada to build services for Canadian consumers and businesses.

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A platform that links manufacturers and the people who buy their products (consumers and businesses). The service helps retailers find the best suppliers and creates a better purchasing experience.

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A platform for advertisers to find and target the right demographics and psychographics. The startup is also working on an ad tech platform for brands that want to target “hard-to-reach” consumers.

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This startup is building a way to connect merchants and consumers to their products and services through a deeper understanding of their personal needs and habits.

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A platform that connects innovators with consumers and businesses. Their app allows people to rate items they’ve purchased with a star system and makes it simple to find more suppliers and products.

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A consumer credit product for Latin American and Caribbean companies.

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A platform that allows consumers to learn about pesticide safety, through videos, quizzes, and a database of information.

43

A consumer-facing product that helps users manage their money by giving them access to their bank account and budget, with the help of an AI.

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

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An online bank for consumers with low to moderate incomes.

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A platform for consumers and brands to build out ads for their own sites and the company will do the rest. The company claims to have a six-figure monthly run rate, with $100 million in monthly ad revenue. The company says they have 1,000 brands running campaigns on their platform.

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

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A startup that aims to connect the world through the Internet of Things at a global scale. It aims to use the Internet of Things to enable the connected devices in homes and businesses to communicate with each other and the world while offering new services for consumers.

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This startup is building a digital way to help consumers choose the right hospital for their family member.

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A digital platform that makes it easy to book flights for consumers, while also providing information on flight delays, prices, and more.

41

A startup that lets consumers and businesses create their own private, encrypted email addresses.

41

A web-based packing list maker that helps consumers stay organized during travel.

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A startup that connects shopper accounts to e-commerce sites, allowing consumers to spend their shopping dollars more wisely.

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A platform to let consumers connect with the right people and businesses for their needs, and then to take advantage of the discounts and services that are available. The startup is building a "social commerce" platform, designed to make “bid-for-deals” a thing that users want and businesses want.

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A company creating a consumer credit score, charging a monthly fee to help you get a better credit score.

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A software company that aims to provide a suite of tools to help people avoid missing payments. It handles a lot of the back end for consumer finance companies, including student loans and credit cards.

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A startup that calls itself the Amazon of homeopathic products. The company sells and ships over a hundred products to consumers, including aromatherapy oils that help people relax. It’s the leading homeopathic e-commerce site in the UK.

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A company that helps businesses stick with their promises to consumers, an increasing number of which are increasingly tech-savvy.

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The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

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A B2B company that provides a platform that allows the sharing of inventory data between companies, which can then be used to more efficiently target consumer and brand marketing.

36

A software that uses a data-driven approach to help identify potential drivers of consumer sentiment.

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An online tool for financial advising, allowing consumers to see their advisor’s track record and compare it to their peers.

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A startup with a focus on the beauty and grooming industry, aimed at consumers and retailers.

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A startup that’s building a platform that helps retailers and manufacturers ship products directly to consumers. The company wants to offer a new model for connecting consumers with businesses that will bring down costs, and potentially lower shipping costs, and increase convenience.

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

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Blackbox is trying to tackle the problem of consumer credit scores, which are used to help determine creditworthiness, but are not very accurate. The startup is building a credit scoring tool that uses data from places like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to determine creditworthiness.

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A software platform to help brands sell directly to consumers, using various channels including email, text, or social.

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

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A company building a platform that allows consumers to buy accessories for their smart home devices from a single marketplace, thereby simplifying the buying experience.

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A new electronic banking system for low-income consumers in Mexico.

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The startup is building a service that helps companies like consumer goods companies like L’Oreal, Unilever and Nestle create products that can be customized for local tastes. The startup works with companies to create their own version of the company’s product that is customized for the consumer by taking it to market.

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A platform that enables consumers to buy goods directly from manufacturers.

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The startup has a personalized recommendation engine for buying clothes, but does so in a way that makes it easy for the consumer to shop in the store.

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A startup for gadgets and consumer goods with an emphasis on women.

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

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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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One of the largest investment firms in the US, Union Square Ventures, has been investing in a number of consumer tech startups. They’re focused on building services that make it easier to sell and manage products through the internet, and they’re actively looking for seed stage opportunities.

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This is a tool to help consumers find a product based on the frequency of its use, such as “if you buy this product more than 3 or 4 times a month, you should probably buy it from us”.

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Solve a consumer problem by using the power of the internet to make the shopping experience faster and cheaper.

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A startup that creates a digital trail of products for consumers to track and manage, from an item of clothing to a car. The founders aim to make it easy to track your life’s possessions.

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A startup that connects consumers with their favorite TV shows in a more intuitive way.

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An alternative to the pay-per-click model of web advertising that’s based on a subscription model rather than a pay-per-click scheme. It’s pitching itself as a way for both marketers and consumers to get the information they want.

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An open banking platform that helps banks understand their consumers.

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A software package that helps create threadless repairs for consumers.

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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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The startup is building a platform for developers to create tools that help identify and prevent fraud for both consumers and businesses.

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A consumer application for managing sales data

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Smart contracts for the energy industry. The startup wants to use smart contracts to allow energy producers and consumers to negotiate and transact energy independently of the power grid.

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A startup that connects artists with consumers for music licensing.

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A platform to help brands interact with consumers in the shopping malls of Asia using digital kiosks.

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A platform that automates the process of doing social media advertising. It uses AI to match ads to consumers based on their interests on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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An idea that lets the consumers to subscribe for some services and then receive it at their doorstep.

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A startup that wants to build a cloud storage service that’s actually useful. The company wants to build a storage system that’s useful for organizations, not just consumers.

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A startup for working out in the privacy of your own home. Coaches are often too expensive for these types of consumers, so the app helps them get started for free.

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A SaaS platform for digital advertising, which allows advertisers to manage their budgets and deliver more personalized ads by understanding the intent of the consumer. The startup says they have $5-6k in revenue since launching in May.

24

A 3-year-old startup that’s building an AI that can generate 3D models of objects using consumer video.

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The company’s goal is to build a tool for consumers to track the air quality in their neighborhoods.

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A tool for consumers to manage changing credit card numbers, enabling them to quickly update their info.

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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 global payments company that wants to reduce the friction of international money transfers and make them easy and seamless for consumers. The startup’s product is a platform that uses “local currency bias” to make international transactions as easy as possible.

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A Hong Kong-based startup that is doing a joint venture in China with a Chinese partner. The two companies will work together to build a consumer product in China, and then later in Hong Kong.

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A startup that helps consumers and businesses alike manage their expenses, including invoices, receipts, and spending. The company says it’s currently working with 20 customers and has partnered with over 60 additional businesses.

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A startup that is building a way to help consumers find great deals and discounts on their favorite products and services. The startup has built an AI engine that scours the web to find the best deals and sends them to users through email.

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The founder of this startup wants to bring the benefits of the Internet of Things to the point of sale. The company is building a system that will allow consumers to interact with products in a more intuitive way.

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A health startup that wants to be the Amazon of health insurance: a way for consumers to compare and buy plans to lower their premiums.

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A startup meant to help small business owners and consumers alike find and compare car insurance quotes.

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A direct-to-consumer subscription service that focuses on providing tools for health and self-improvement. Offers access to workout plans, meal plans, and other content.

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A startup that helps consumers shop for affordable products and services. As a consumer, you can search for products and services and make deals with the businesses.

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A health-focused startup that aims to help consumers get their money back when they get cheated by credit cards.

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A startup that helps content creators like YouTubers and Instagrammers manage their brand, and offer guidance to consumers on how to use their content.

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The startup wants to build a marketplace that connects brands and consumers based on what they want and need. They’re thinking of it as a sort of Amazon for branded products.

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This company helps consumers compare credit cards, and also helps retailers understand the costs of credit cards on their in-store cards. The company charges an annual fee, but it’s so far been able to build a strong network of merchants and credit card issuers.

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A startup that helps consumers use Lyft in lieu of owning a car in order to save money.

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Builds a platform that allows companies to create and sell customized virtual reality experiences to consumers.

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The company wants to make it easier for consumers to pay bills. The startup, which launched in June, has partnered with about 200 companies, including ADT, Best Buy, and Etsy, to offer bill payments via text message.

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An online health insurance marketplace in which consumers can compare plans, get quotes, and enroll in coverage.

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A smartphone app for sharing and comparing insurance prices. The startup is hoping to make insurance shopping and comparisons easier for consumers.

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A financial and investment platform that facilitates and provides insurance and retirement plans. The company says it wants to take the fees and costs out of these products. The company says it wants to take the fees and costs out of these products. The company wants to simplify the insurance and retirement plans experience for customers and consumers, and for companies to manage their employees’ plans.

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An online clothing retailer that’s already built an online store for its own clothing line. They’re looking to expand their product line with new designers and consumers, who can find their products in the app.

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An online platform for shoppers to find and buy merchandise directly from other consumers.

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Food delivery service that has set its sights on winning over consumers in Brazil.

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A startup that measures and reports on the ethics and practices of companies and organizations. The startup shared a solution to a problem in which consumers and companies aren’t aware of the impact of their purchasing decisions.

18

This startup is building a new kind of store for farmers around the world, where farmers can sell directly to consumers at a discount.

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A system that allows consumers to save money by re-cycling plastic bags, keeping them out of landfills and out of the environment.

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A global network of local markets, with local farmers who are able to sell their produce directly to consumers. The company’s customers are typically top-tier restaurants and grocery stores.

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The startup is building a way for consumers to check their credit scores on their phones, so they can see what if they were to refinance a mortgage, apply for a credit card, or shop for a new loan.

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A grocery delivery service targeting online consumers. It wants to be the fulfillment partner for all the curbside delivery services in the US.

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A consumer mobile banking mobile app for the developing world. It’s meant to bring mobile banking to consumers in places where banking infrastructure isn’t robust, and where there are often mobile networks that are poor quality or nonexistent.

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A company that helps urban farmers sell fresh produce directly to local consumers via a network of farmers.

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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 web and mobile app that helps consumers and businesses collaborate on price and availability.

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A platform for data-driven marketing, with features that help consumers find the best deals.

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A tool that helps entrepreneurs find customers by promising to help them find people who want to buy their products. The startup is currently in the process of being acquired by a larger consumer-facing company.

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A consumer card that can be used at many places where plastic credit cards are accepted. It’s meant for the Indian market to replace a plethora of different forms of payment.

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A platform that lets restaurants share menus and business plans with local chefs, and then helps them get orders from consumers.

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A product that helps companies and individuals track and control mobile phone and tablet usage through location and mobile network data, with a focus on consumer safety using data from apps and websites.

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A process that makes it easier to ship and track packages, for both consumers and businesses. They aim to use the same technology that's in most FedEx and UPS sorting centers to create a more streamlined process for businesses and delivery agencies.

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“A first-of-its-kind consumer credit-scoring product that’s powered by behavioral science.”

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A new way to make custom 3D printable accessories. The startup makes parts for consumer electronics and is looking to make a new business out of selling them to users of its existing apps.

16

A company that wants to be the fabric store for the home, allowing consumers to order custom-fitted clothing.

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A platform to help merchants sell direct to consumers through Facebook.

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A team of students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business built a prototype for a new way for consumers to share their data. The idea is to make the sharing of personal data easier and more social, and to use it to show users how to make better decisions.

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A consumer-facing ecommerce site meant to help travelers find and book last-minute flights.

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A software and services company for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who operate in the retail and consumer finance industries.

16

A startup for selling and buying used cars. The startup plans to build a national network of used car dealers to help consumers meet sellers of similar cars. The startup will take a moderate percentage of the sale.

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A startup for consumers to help support and grow the community of restaurants they frequent.

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A company that builds technology that helps brands and retailers verify that the products they sell are genuine. The startup helps consumers protect themselves from online scams and helps brands and retailers protect themselves from fraudulent sellers.

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A company that combines data and knowledge to give people a better understanding of their personal data and what they do with it. The startup helps consumers better understand the data collection and usage involved with services like Amazon and Facebook.

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A database for monthly sales of consumer products

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This startup is developing a digital bank that will allow consumers to send money between countries with zero fees. The company is building the product for the Nigerian market.

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A platform that aims to capitalize on the power of the “frictionless” commerce that comes from services like Uber and Airbnb. The platform will allow consumers to use apps to order groceries, ride-sharing, or take-out, and the company will cover the cost of delivery.

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This company wants to build an app that can help consumers find childcare that’s appropriate for their needs.

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A startup that aims to build a “digital bank vault” for mobile consumers in India. The startup plans to allow mobile users to store funds in their phones in the form of mobile wallets, with secure storage in escrow.

15

An online marketplace that connects Chinese consumers with imported fashion goods.

15

A platform that helps you find a loan faster and at a lower rate. The startup is developing a unique platform for personal loans that is targeted at consumers.

15

A consumer credit database of over 1.5 million credit reports and credit histories.

15

A company that makes a software-as-a-service to help consumers or businesses see where their energy comes from.

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A startup that helps consumers to make sense of their mortgage payments, saving them time while also helping them make smarter financial decisions.

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The concept is a “dynamic price guide” that helps consumers decide on the best price for a product. It’s a knowledge base of price comparison numbers and historical data to help users decide which store has the best price.

14

A SaaS tool that enables a user to create a profile of their health, including medical records, insurance, location, and allergies. The startup is trying to make it easier for consumers to get health care.

14

An online marketplace for independent businesses to sell their products to consumers. The startup charges a monthly membership fee, but it offers a monthly bonus for businesses that sell a certain amount of products without going over a certain monthly threshold.

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This is a startup that’s building a tool to help businesses set up payment gateways, allowing them to build payment systems for consumers.

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This startup is building a tool that allows consumers to make calls to any business in the United States, based on a phone number.

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A platform that helps companies access data they might not have access to, and facilitate matches between data providers and consumers.

14

A startup that enables banks to use a single system for their consumer and commercial lending.

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A startup that connects consumers and brands to help them buy products online. The founder is a former Google engineer who was a co-founder of Instacart, a grocery delivery service, before launching this startup.

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A startup that allows consumers to share their dining experiences

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A startup working to take a big chunk of the market for private-label products – a market worth about $3 billion a year – and offer it to brands. The startup has a direct-to-consumer arm that’s been offering private-label products from the likes of Verizon to Target.

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A physical store that sells groceries to consumers, which they deliver to their homes or offices. The company wants to reduce the costs of grocery delivery by 1,000% and offer food delivery service to consumers who don’t want to shop for groceries themselves.

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Curio is building an app that allows consumers to learn about the products they use, their health history, and their habits with the goal of helping them make better choices for their health.

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A startup that allows consumers to buy airline tickets as easily as they buy concert tickets or other events.

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 A company that helps consumers book hotel rooms by scanning a QR code with their smartphone, and then using a mobile app to pay for it.

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This is a tool that helps companies create and manage a government-approved and regulated compliant digital wallet for their consumers.

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A platform to make it easier for consumers to find good health care by connecting consumers with health care providers, sharing aggregated health data, and facilitating an easy-to-use marketplace.

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A platform that makes it easier for consumers to buy gift cards online. The startup will also partner with retailers to create in-store mobile ordering apps.

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A startup that wants nothing more than to help consumers get their hands on a healthier, more sustainable, more convenient alternative to bottled water.

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The startup’s goal is to make healthcare data more user-friendly for consumers, who it says want to know what the data means and how to access it.

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Trying to make the smart home as easy as possible for consumers.

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A new way to do direct-to-consumer retail, using a modern e-commerce system to create a virtual store on a company’s website.

11

An online platform that helps small-scale farmers sell their excess produce. It allows farmers to post prices and where to buy the produce, and consumers to buy directly from farmers.

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A platform for the market for organic and non-GMO foods. The startup is focused on making it easier for consumers to buy and sell locally-grown and organic foods.

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A platform that allows consumers to design and sell their own products through the use of 3D printing, and allows retailers to create custom made-to-order products.

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A B2B company that uses email, chat and video to help brands make more natural, real-time campaigns. They want to target consumers with the right message at the right time.

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A company that tries to make it easier for consumers to barter with one another. It uses social connections to make it easier for people to exchange goods and services without going through a middleman.

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A high-end, high-margin business-to-business e-commerce platform for professional services that started off as a B2B tool for lawyers but has since expanded to business-to-consumer.

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It’s a service to help consumers and investors invest in cryptocurrency and crypto-based companies.

10

A company that tracks fashion trends and provides a service to help consumers know which styles will be popular in a given season.

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 A product that uses AI to help you plan your day; for example, it can tell you if your morning commute is too long or too short. The startup wants to build out the AI to make the planning process more seamless and to make the product more attractive to consumers.

10

A startup that connects businesses to consumers to help them engage with each other. It helps brands engage with potential shoppers by helping them create a customized experience based on profile or interest.

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FuturePundit helps companies in the US and Europe to better understand how consumers’ online comments and reviews will affect their sales, and how such sentiment can be used to decide on future marketing and sales strategies.

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A platform to help consumers get the best return on their money in their financial accounts. The startup wants to take on a large part of the financial industry and make it more transparent to consumers.

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This is a tool for offering credit to vendors in the US, mostly for consumers but also for businesses and retailers. The startup’s platform allows users to set up repayment plans, pay on their terms, and get approved.

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This startup is building an app that allows “unbanked” consumers to borrow money from people in their network of friends and acquaintances.

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A startup that’s buying up small companies, in an effort to create a list of “deal-of-the-day” companies in the UK. The company buys these companies for an undisclosed price, and then sells them to consumers via its website.

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A consumer finance app that will only work in the US. It’s meant to help people with student loans.

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A good way to get more consumers to buy more from you is to make them feel more confident about buying from you. We’re all more likely to buy from companies we feel like we can trust, so this startup wants to help companies make their websites a better place for customers to interact with them.

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This startup makes direct-to-consumer vitamins that are delivered to your home, by mail.

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A consumer-facing SaaS platform for the Indian market. The startup is focused on maximizing the efficiency of the home shopping experience, and is currently focused on a small segment of the online market.

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This startup is looking to use AI to find trends in the social media posts of brands, to help them better understand their consumers.

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A new way to help consumers buy environmentally-friendly products. The startup is a small team that’s looking to build a better way for consumers to get their hands on environmentally-friendly products from all over the world. While it’s not quite a marketplace, it does offer a centralized marketplace that connects the consumer to one online store for all their environmentally-friendly products.

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This is what happens when the team behind Meetup, the platform for organizing local events, turns their attention towards the more consumer-focused side of the world. It’s a platform that helps merchants sell directly to their customers and serves as a hub for sales, marketing, and support.

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OpenSkies is a digital economy that aims to connect consumers to the products they want, in the places they want, at the times they want them. The company wants to be the Amazon of the web, selling items with a rating system, allowing consumers to review and share products.

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A platform that allows consumers to pay for products using Bitcoin. The company is not accepting outside funding.

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A platform that facilitates the buying, selling, and sharing of small amounts of rice from rice farmers to consumers.

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This startup, which is focused on local Chinese media, aims to build a platform to help media companies target ads to specific consumers.

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A credit card that rewards customers for paying down their balance. A consumer can get the card from a bank and pay off the balance each month, then increase the credit limit in increments. The startup then takes a percentage of that credit and invests it in the customer’s portfolio.

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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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This startup is building a next-generation credit bureau that will give consumers more control over their credit files. They want to replace the current system with a more personalised model.

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A mobile payment processing platform for mobile-only retailers. It connects local retail businesses to millions of consumers, who can then pay for over 200,000 items at over 3,000 merchants through the app.

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Helping businesses connect their physical products directly to consumers via the internet with their app, which acts as a “smart shelf” that helps customers scan items and find products they can purchase.

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An influencer marketing platform for advertisers, designed to help them work with social media stars to influence the purchase decisions of millions of consumers

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A tool that helps consumers purchase and manage their credit data and manage their accounts. The app allows people to check their account balances, transfer money, and see all of their bills.

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A P2P loan marketplace for the global unsecured consumer market, which is an estimated $2 trillion.

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Idea: An enterprise solution for people to create their own consumer apps

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Idea: A new consumer-focused mobile payments app to replace credit cards The company aims to reduce friction by letting users buy things with their phone instead of having to pull out their wallet They want to replace everyone’s credit card information The startup has processed over $1MM in payments

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Idea: To provide a central platform for people to sell and trade used goods, and for brands to directly connect with consumers

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Idea: A mobile-first consumer financial services company for emerging markets

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Idea: A platform for consumer brands to easily launch and manage short-form video channels, aimed at the short-form video creators

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Idea: A startup for small, local businesses to sell directly to consumers The startup says they already have earned $10,000 in revenue after only 5 months

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Idea: Event-centric marketplace connecting online retailers with high-volume consumers

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Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

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Idea: A software company that’s building a consumer-facing interface for the up-and-coming world of automated vehicles The company is meant to help people understand how to interact with driverless cars

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

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

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Idea: A startup that wants to make shopping more convenient for consumers by personally taking pictures and videos of items on a store’s shelves, and allowing shoppers to buy the items immediately.

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Idea: A fintech startup that provides consumer loans in the Philippines to customers who don’t have many credit options.

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Idea: A startup for hand-made products. The startup is looking to disrupt the marketplace business by focusing on a niche of handmade goods. The startup claims it can make handmade goods more profitable for producers and more affordable for consumers.

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Idea: A startup that aims to help pharmaceutical companies get consumers to take their drugs.

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