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A startup that helps people draw up plans for their dream home and then helps them find contractors to build it

1,149

Vertex is building an online marketplace for the construction industry, providing a way for contractors to sell their services through a web portal.

204

A software tool for managing and monitoring relationships with freelance contractors.

139

A freelance platform where contractors can build websites, mobile apps, and other digital products.

128

This startup makes it easy for businesses to find a contractor to handle a job.

125

This startup is developing a platform for smart contracts that automatically execute when specified conditions are met.

125

A recurring revenue startup that pays contractors for work they’ve performed through their software.

122

A tool that helps teams manage their contracts and agreements, and find the best deals for each member of the team.

113

A startup that helps people who have bought a home and are moving in, and then helps them find a contractor to make small home improvements

107

A startup that aims to make the process of building a home more efficient. It connects users with professional contractors and helps them find the best contractor for their needs.

104

A B2B platform for local businesses that helps them find and choose the right contractors for the job.

101

A company that helps restaurants secure contracts with their suppliers.

99

A social network for home improvement contractors to compare and rate each other’s work.

99

A tool for finding and managing freelance contracts. The company recently raised $2.6 million.

94

A company that connects customers with work from contractors and freelancers.

94

A software company that helps companies manage their phone service contracts, billing relationships, and customer service efforts.

91

A startup that helps people who are buying or selling real estate to find local contractors to do work on their home

90

A platform for SaaS contractors to provide white-glove support to their clients.

90

A real estate agent with a smartphone app that helps home-owners connect with contractors.

90

A social network for hiring and managing outside contractors in the US.

90

A startup that crowdsources legal advice by using “smart contracts”.

89

A startup that finds and pays contractors, driving up their pay.

89

A way to find local help when you’re running a service-based business. The service tries to find contractors and other types of work that you need done, then match you with the right person to perform the work.

88

A digital contract between the employee and the company.

88

A platform for getting contractors to complete work before it’s due, from the shop floor to the field.

88

A job board for architects and contractors.

87

A self-serve platform that connects independent contractors and clients across North America. The startup says their platform helps to reduce the overhead of managing a workforce, while providing an easy way for employers to find talent.

85

A platform for independent contractors to build apps and have them approved by investors. The startup wants to help the more than 5 million independent contractors in the US get funding.

84

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

84

A B2B software platform (for the legal industry) for small businesses that helps them manage contracts and warranties, manage their legal teams, and access multiple legal systems.

83

As a company, HirePound has raised $1.4 million in capital. But as a company, it says it is on track to make $50 million in revenue in the next year. The company is a job board for the growing gig economy, connecting employers with micro-consultants and other contractors.

83

A legally binding contract between a party and a group of people that has a set of terms to comply with the contract. The company plans to build the first “legal” app in the US.

83

A startup that helps companies find and pay contractors and service providers across the world. The company will use the P2Pool tech popularized by bitcoin to help larger companies find and pay out thousands of contractors more efficiently.

82

A company that helps with home repairs and renovations, letting customers research and book local contractors

82

A “fintech for the legal industry”. It wants to make legal contracts easier to understand and fill out, so they don’t need lawyers to review them.

82

A cloud-based HR platform for small businesses that lets them manage their employee and contract employees all in one place.

81

A tool for teams to manage their Microsoft Dynamics 365 contracts, making it easy to see who has been paid and which tasks have been completed.

81

A tool for hiring contractors and interior designers

81

A startup that is making a set of protocols to standardize how to build smart contracts

80

A software company that helps small businesses organize their finances online. They’re currently building a product for contractors.

79

A startup that provides a directory of contractors for people who are looking for a contractor to do work on their home

78

A platform that allows businesses to pay contractors and freelancers via mobile, not PayPal. The startup wants to make it easier to pay contractors and freelancers for work, and avoid the headaches of payment processing.

78

A startup for finding and scheduling contractors.

78

A software platform that helps small businesses, freelancers, and independent contractors obtain loans and invoice financing. They have a $50,000 seed round with a 4x growth rate since their launch in May 2019.

77

A startup that connects real estate agents with renters, helping them negotiate and manage energy contracts and payments.

76

A startup for home buyers and sellers to find and hire contractors to do things like paint or tile their homes. The company is currently in an early stage of fundraising.

76

A startup that helps small business owners get started in the insurance market. By creating a simple contract, it allows small startups to get a quote for insurance and get coverage within a few days.

75

This startup is building a platform for all of the contract recruiters in the world, connecting them to employers and customers.

75

An online marketplace for home services and the services of other contractors. Users can find services and contractors by keywords, and pay with a credit card or PayPal.

73

A platform for connecting with an expert on the other side of the world, contracting workers from global markets.

73

Marketplace for home repair, including licensed contractors.

73

A startup that provides a service for helping people who are looking to hire contractors and small businesses to find the right one

72

A startup that allows contractors to offer their clients a discount on their services, claiming it will save them money and the client time. It’s based on a model in Australia where a contractor can get a discount on their services by using a platform like that.

71

A communications platform for contractors, with a focus on job seekers. The startup is trying to bridge the gap between the way the information is shared on the job market and how it’s received by recruiters.

71

This app is a replacement for spreadsheets. The app helps users manage every aspect of their finances, including contracts, invoices, and approvals. The startup offers a monthly subscription fee for the software and gives users a free trial period.

70

A social-media platform for contractors, designed for organizations with a small project or need.

70

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

70

This is a company building a platform where an existing customer can find and hire a contractor to repair or remodel a specific item in their home. It’s a marketplace for homeowners looking to hire contractors, and the startup is profitable.

70

A startup that helps legal professionals draft and negotiate business contracts and deals.

69

This B2B company wants to help companies manage suppliers, service providers, and contractors.

69

This startup is building an AI-driven platform for finding freelance contractors, similar to Upwork or Freelancer. The startup has raised $4 million and is based in the UK.

68

A company that sells “smart contracts”. The idea is that Smart Contracts are more efficient and reliable than the current “Oracles” that are used to execute contracts.

68

A financial-tech startup that is trying to provide small business owners and independent contractors with better ways to manage and pay their bills.

68

Very interested to see what comes of this product - the idea is to give you a way to create a smart contract with a shipping company that automatically tracks your package from the time it is picked up to the time it is delivered.

68

A home services marketplace that helps users coordinate with contractors and service providers to make repairs and renovations. The startup also offers a concierge service that lets users put the app on a desk, and it works with home services companies to help them grow.

67

A company that helps companies find the right HVAC contractors. They currently have 5 employees, and live within Y Combinator.

67

A startup that allows people to find and hire a contractor to complete a small project.

66

A tool that helps companies source and communicate with local contractors.

64

A startup developing a platform for the “future of smart contracts”.

64

A startup for government contracts that’s supposed to save government agencies money.

63

A La Carte is a service that connects companies with independent contractors, and allows them to earn extra income via their own websites. They say that in the past few years they’ve signed up over 500 businesses in the Greater Boston area, earning over $2 million in additional revenue, and have scaled their operations to 3,800 independent contractors.

62

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

61

A tool that helps companies manage their contracts more effectively, by allowing them to track and manage contract negotiations and agreements in a central place.

61

A smart contract-based, decentralized cryptocurrency that allows for secure online payments.

61

A data-driven B2B platform that helps companies manage their contracts and contracts management.

60

The smart contract-based system will give customers their monthly phone bill, as well as their statement of account and the option to pay online.

60

A startup for home services, featuring local contractors and service providers.

60

A digital process for companies to track and manage contracts, from procurement to invoicing and payments, all from a single platform.

60

A software company that helps companies with their legal process, from contract negotiation to hiring a lawyer for their legal needs.

58

A startup that aims to make it easy for companies to pay contractors and freelancers by making it easy to build and manage a payment system.

58

A startup that wants to be the middleman between the growing number of small-scale contractors and the big-contractor industry

58

A startup for data science and machine learning professionals to get paid to do contract work.

58

A B2B provider of business software for military customers. The company wants to help military contractors automate their operations.

57

A tool that helps contractors bid on jobs

57

A platform for smart contracts, where developers can build, monitor, and trade code.

56

A financial service for freelancers, contractors and agencies. The service helps freelancers and agencies with payroll.

55

A platform that allows outside contractors to get references from employers and contractors, and better manage their own work history.

54

A platform that allows teams to manage their workflows collaboratively. The team is focused on making it useful for ride sharing companies and other companies that work with multiple contractors.

54

This startup is building a solution for online merchants to get in-person estimates from home-based contractors. It’s aiming to help companies compete with those that don’t offer this service, and will charge a fee for the service.

53

A startup that wants to replace the traditional annual tax prep software with one that can be used to help employees and independent contractors file their taxes with ease.

53

A startup that’s building a unique product for the retail industry, an online marketplace for bringing in contractors to remodel your home or help you get around town.

51

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

51

A team that says it’s building the “Netflix for video game streaming”. The startup is building a platform that allows game developers to sell their games through smart contracts that can be easily integrated into other platforms.

49

A startup in India that helps manage the relationships between home builders and contractors.

49

A tool to help with contract and legal paperwork.

49

A startup for independent contractors that helps them find gigs and charge.

48

A platform to help companies hire contractors, with a focus on the hospitality and construction industries.

46

A startup that allows companies to make payments to contractors via Amazon Web Services.

45

A startup that helps employers hire and manage employees. The company is looking to get into the $1 billion contract staffing market. It is currently in closed beta. The company launched in 2016.

44

A tool that helps freelancers find work, with tools for payment, contracts, and invoices.

44

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

43

A payment processing company that helps independent contractors simplify the process

43

The team is building a platform for independent contractors, freelancers and consultants to find clients. The company says it has already raised $5 million in funding.

42

A messaging app for employers and contract workers.

42

A company that’s building a platform where you pay a monthly fee to use a service to manage your contractors. The startup is taking a page from the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system, which lets banks settle payments between banks.

40

A payment solution for contractors and service providers. The company has a base of high-volume users in the US and is looking to expand internationally.

40

A two-sided marketplace for ads, designed specifically for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and backed by Y Combinator. The platform will allow publishers and advertisers to sell digital advertising at an auction, then use smart contracts to facilitate payment.

39

A tool for paying contractors on a monthly basis, designed to be simple and easy to use for small businesses.

39

A smart contract platform for real estate, with the goal of bringing the real estate market to parity with the stock market.

38

A startup that aims to make it easier for independent contractors to build and manage their own online profiles, bringing a more personal, social and trusted experience to a traditionally impersonal service.

37

A company that helps independent contractors sell their services to large corporations. The startup is based in the US, but in the future wants to use artificial intelligence and relationship management to help businesses buy services directly from contractors.

37

This company is pitching a “collaboration hub for teams”, with tools to help teams track what they’re working on, manage their work schedules, and review their progress. The company currently has 3 contracts.

37

A company that helps people find and hire local contractors and tradespeople.

35

A startup that helps businesses find a local contractor and reserve time with them for maintenance and repairs.

35

A B2B company building an app that helps companies get into government contracts. Their app helps companies get contracts that are in line with the company’s core values.

34

This startup wants to reduce the cost of purchasing and transporting food, building a hub to connect farmers to buyers via the internet through the use of smart contracts.

34

Through its digital platform, the company provides an online marketplace for companies to hire out their excess workforce. It’s for businesses that don’t have the time to hire, manage, and track contractors, and whose employees don’t have the time to do it themselves.

34

A platform for hiring contractors in the U.S. The startup wants to make it easier for companies to find and hire freelancers for certain jobs.

34

A tool that aims to help companies manage contract negotiations, especially in the tech industry.

34

A platform that connects contractors with clients as a way to bring more of the work to the people who do the work. They’re a Y Combinator alum.

33

Smart contracts are basically pieces of code that will execute conditions set by the maker of the contract when the contract is broken.

33

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.

33

A software company that helps companies manage their employee pay. The company charges $100 per month and has $4.5 million in contracts as of January 2019.

32

 Handy is a company that provides a digital platform for maintenance contracts and labor agreements, allowing businesses to manage changes to their infrastructure.

32

A tool for finding and hiring independent contractors, allowing companies to outsource tasks to independent contractors with a single click.

32

A software-as-a-service platform that allows companies to send automated payments to contractors, freelancers and consultants. Work Hub is designed to help B2B companies with the complexity of payment processing.

32

A company that, like Thumbtack, allows people to find contractors and service providers, then allows them to rate them and find the best match.

31

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

30

A real estate startup that connects home buyers with remodeling contractors.

29

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

28

A platform for businesses to help their employees track hours and pay for independent contractors. The startup has already been used by companies like Hewlett Packard, CVS, and DMCI.

27

An enterprise-grade mobile app that makes it easier to hire freelance contractors. The startup’s software tracks hours, overtime, time cards and more, and automates the process.

26

A startup that helps companies manage retail contracts in a simple, easy-to-use interface. The startup says it’s already working with over 300 clients.

25

A platform that lets companies share their contractors and subcontractors. The startup is building a way for small businesses to pay their workers on time and in full, and as a result, is already working with over 40 customers.

24

A tool for small businesses to get quotes, compare prices, and request quotes for different contractors.

24

A product that helps freelancers manage their taxes and finances with one central hub, and set up their contract remotely.

23

This startup wants to help contractors get paid on time, by giving them a virtual presence on restaurant sites.

22

A SaaS company that builds software for a Fortune 500 company that helps brokers do things like keep track of real estate contracts and track clients.

22

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

20

A SaaS solution for companies needing to hire contractors such as freelancers or consultants. It allows companies to post jobs, hire freelancers, and manage them all online.

20

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

19

A company that helps installers and service providers manage contract maintenance and repair.

19

A digital platform that connects people looking to buy homes with contractors, making the process smoother.

19

A startup that’s building a platform for independent contractors to receive and pay invoices.

17

This startup is building a tool to help companies reduce manual errors on contracts by automating the process with machine learning.

17

A new service for small businesses to manage their fleet of contractors on one platform. The company’s working with 8 enterprise pilots.

17

Smart contracts for the real estate industry, which are built on top of Ethereum, allowing parties to create smart contracts for leases, escrows and home sales.

16

 A company that’s building a global marketplace for products and services from freelancers and contractors.

16

A company that helps veteran owned businesses get military contracts. They’re looking for a co-founder to help scale their operations.

16

A startup that helps you learn how to do things like sign a contract, write a thesis, and fundraise on Kickstarter.

16

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

16

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

15

A startup that helps to build smart contracts for businesses that need to manage foreign exchange, loans, investment, etc.

15

A company that provides a mobile app that helps farmers manage the business of growing and selling produce. The app is free and uses a system of “contracts” to help farmers manage their crops.

14

A tool for finding the right contractor to fix a job, and making sure they’re getting paid for it. It’s currently working with 500 clients and funding 500 jobs per month.

14

A startup that aims to build a platform for online contracts. The company wants users to pay for services in advance without paying upfront fees.

13

A platform that helps companies collect payments from customers, bill employees, and send payments to contractors.

13

Woven is a marketplace for people who want to hire local contractors, but don’t know how to find them.

13

A “B2B marketplace for contract manufacturing” that connects manufacturing orders to suppliers.

13

A new type of mobile subscription that allows users to pay for mobile service without a contract.

12

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.

12

A platform that connects homeowners with local contractors to provide home maintenance and repairs. The startup is currently focusing on Chicago.

11

A startup that monitors and schedules potholes for cities on a contract basis.

11

A platform that connects contractors with homeowners looking for work. The company aims to offer a turnkey service to contractors by connecting them to homeowners.

11

A platform for small-time home contractors to bid on large construction jobs. The startup is being incubated by Y Combinator. This startup takes a relatively new concept, the gig economy, and applies it to construction, which is a relatively old concept.

10

A startup building tools for companies to manage short-term contracts. The company said it has already raised $14 million in funding.

10

A B2B company in the middle of a three-year contract to acquire a VC-backed app in the healthcare market in the UK.

10

A company that builds a platform for non-legal software contracts, allowing businesses to use a contract that’s more flexible and can be altered without getting a lawyer involved.

10

(New Zealand) The startup helps B2B companies expand and grow their customer base. They recently won a R10M contract from the New Zealand Government.

9

The company is working on making the Starbucks app more like the Fandango app, and is working on building a social network for moviegoers. It currently has a few contracts, and has raised $6.2 million since it launched in the summer of 2019.

9

 A startup for 1099 independent contractors to automatically file their taxes.

8

A tool that lets people create “standard contracts”, which require the same information from parties. This way, people don’t have to go back and forth with different versions of contract language.

8

The Startup’s Desk is an online marketplace for companies looking to quickly hire independent contractors. To encourage quality, The Startup’s Desk offers a $1000 prize for the best freelance site.

7

A way for contractors to get paid for work they do for companies.

7

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

5

Idea: A company that is building an app for real estate agents to help them recommend contractors to their clients

3

The startup has developed an app that helps people find independent contractors for tasks like writing, editing, or graphic design.

3

A startup that helps people find and book a remodeling contractor for their house

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A startup that provides a directory of local contractors and home improvement professionals

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

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

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

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Idea: An on-demand, contract-based service that provides customer support for a monthly fee

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Idea: A smart contract platform using a Bitcoin-like UTXO model

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Idea: A platform that lets businesses request quotes from contractors and find deals on contractors

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Idea: A home services marketplace that offers reduced commissions to contractors working for customers in the US They’re looking to handle the entire process on the backend, from scheduling and payment to cleaning and service

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

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Idea: A way to track the usage and performance of digital ads The startup has already sold several $15,000 contracts

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A platform for the construction industry that helps contractors communicate and source and track materials

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Idea: A business that helps with the management side of commercial cleaning services, helping people set up contracts and take care of bookkeeping Has just closed an $80,000 round

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Idea: A startup for home-improvement services in Brazil. Helps users find and pay trusted contractors to do things like paint their house, or put up a fence.

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Idea: A digital market for general contractors in the Philippines. The founders say they’re solving a problem of trust, where contractors have to be trusted to show up on time and do the work. They’re currently processing $40,000 in monthly revenue.

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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: A startup that wants to make it easier for people to do business with the federal government. The company helps companies go through the process of bidding on federal government contracts.

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Idea: A startup for small businesses looking to work with contractors. The startup helps make sure there’s a legal structure that’s sound and protects both parties.

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Idea: A tool for managing procurement and contracting for startups and small businesses. The idea is to help companies keep track of what they’re spending and save on time.

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Idea: A technology company that’s building an API to automatically match parts of a building’s structure with subcontractors. The idea is to help construction businesses better manage manpower.

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Idea: Focused on the US, this startup is building a platform to help YCs hire contractors for small jobs like painting, sewing, carpentry, or installation.

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

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Idea: A startup that aims to provide a single platform for companies to manage all of their legal needs, from contracts to HR to accounting.

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Idea: An on-demand platform for sub-contractors that is like a TaskRabbit for sub-contractors.

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A software company that provides a platform for companies to fill open positions with contractors. The company says it has $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue, mainly from Android.

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A software company that makes it easy for small businesses to communicate with in-house employees and contractors.

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

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