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

2,248

A new service that allows brands to create custom urls for their content

1,084

An AI that can determine what a customer wants, based on their social media likes and shares.

350

A platform that connects customers to doctors and patients in a way that doesn’t require uploading even a single file. Patients can ask any doctor questions about anything, and get a personalized response in a few minutes.

266

A machine-learning based platform that can predict the likelihood of you turning into a customer by looking at your behavior on other sites.

253

A startup that uses 3d printing to create custom constructed homes for people who need homes quickly

181

A highly customizable online resume builder that sorts out what information is relevant.

174

A startup that is building a platform for companies to better communicate with their customers

165

Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

165

This startup is building an artificial intelligence-based platform for hiring, where customers can create a job description and AI will do the background check, find the best candidate, and schedule an interview.

153

Speakeasy allows businesses to communicate with their customers via SMS, email, or other messaging software.

148

An online platform for managing B2B relationships, today the company provides a dashboard for sales and marketing teams to manage customer relationships.

147

Custom holograms for marketing campaigns, allowing companies to create holograms of their logo or product that can be used for promotions, company events, or even as stickers to mark employees in the office

146

A startup that offers a highly customisable, easy-to-use platform for designing employee relocation packages

145

A company that helps companies sell to more budget conscious customers by creating a demand for products that are otherwise hard to sell.

143

A platform that enables online retailers to offer their customers the option to create their own exclusive in-store experiences.

142

A platform that lets people customize and sell their own tickets to events, with the potential to give artists more control over their work.

141

A tool to help companies get more data from their customers.

132

A software company that helps companies with their landing page optimization, helping them do things like better target their ads to different customer segments and track their content performance.

129

A b2b cloud-based platform for building and managing customer relationships, helping businesses to better interact with their customers and increase customer loyalty.

127

A software company that develops custom software for automotive manufacturers.

126

A startup that makes the process of filling out Medicare Part D plans less painful. The platform helps people fill out their plans online, and acts as a sort of health insurance broker for people seeking Medicare coverage. The startup says their customers save an average of $50 per month.

125

A company that delivers on-demand, personal chef services for customers.

124

A company that helps restaurants review their food, and give customers ratings, which they hope will help improve online food ordering.

124

A startup that generates a custom color palette for a product

123

The startup, which is meant to help the US military create innovative solutions, is looking for a customer with a mission-critical application to help it develop a better one.

118

A digital bank from Italy that gives customers free checking with no monthly fees.

117

A startup that helps retail stores find out which products their customers like best

112

A startup that helps people create customized holiday gifts for their loved ones

111

A startup that promises to be able to show its customers how to save money by optimizing their home’s energy consumption.

111

A company based in San Francisco that allows retailers to build private brands for their customers.

110

Marketers use it to make custom ads for users of all ages and cultures.

108

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

108

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

107

A real-time customer service chat platform.

107

 A company that helps brands market to their customers using social media.

106

A startup that provides a gamified platform to help businesses understand and improve products and services to their customers. The startup sees itself as a kind of “Twilio for data”.

106

A startup for companies to build, edit, and manage custom 3D content and virtual reality experiences.

106

A tool that helps you manage your startup’s relationships with customers (or potential customers) via a “personalized” dashboard.

106

A software company that builds tools for eCommerce businesses to understand their customers better and increase conversion.

105

A startup that uses machine learning to calculate how much a customer would pay for a service.

105

An online platform where customers can review products they’ve purchased and engage with brands.

105

A startup that allows small businesses to book appointments with their customer service agents

105

A startup that makes it easier for companies to have a customer hotline for their apps

104

A company that helps users schedule, organize, and share their ideas. The startup currently has a few dozen customers in New York City and San Francisco.

104

A startup that makes it easier to manage your customer relationship management and sales pipeline.

104

A tool to help companies manage customer service operations

103

A “crypto-fiat exchange” where customers purchase cryptocurrency with fiat money and then pay their bills with the money they’ve earned.

102

A SaaS platform to help companies quickly build and manage apps using public and private cloud. The company is currently cash-flow positive with over 100 paying customers.

102

A tool for restaurants that allows them to sell their surplus food at lower prices to their customers.

101

A B2B SaaS provider of software to help companies automate their HR processes. It has a customer base of over 1,000 companies.

100

A startup that aims to bring the transparency of online voting to the world of online retail, where many retailers don’t always do their best to represent their products to their customers.

100

A company that’s building a platform that handles all of a company’s customer service and HR needs for a monthly fee of a few dollars.

100

Builds custom, mobile-optimized, marketing platforms for B2B startups.

100

The people who already use the app can buy more tickets and make bigger purchases, which will bring in new customers.

100

The company provides a single, unified interface for customers to access their data and resources, plus a suite of APIs that allow third-party developers to integrate their services into

100

Food delivery with the option to customize your order

99

A company that wants to help companies customize payment plans for their employees

99

The startup is building an API for retailers to offer their customers the ability to pay for their purchases with their smartphone.

99

A way to create branded and custom clothes with screenshots or photos.

98

A company that helps brands create and distribute in-store marketing content across traditional and social media, allowing for a more efficient way to reach customers.

98

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

98

A way to ‘hack’ the iPhone to allow custom functions. The startup tells us it sells to one customer, a company that makes custom apps for the iPhone.

98

develops a SaaS platform for retailers to host and serve webinars to customers.

97

A startup that helps insurance companies manage their customer accounts and claims. Founded in May.

97

A tool for creating custom front-end web applications with a drag-and-drop interface

97

A design company that will produce handwritten letters and postcards for customers, and send them to customers via mail.

97

A platform that makes it easy for restaurants to streamline the food order process for both customers and their back-of-house staff.

97

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

97

A company that makes a customizable app to help employees manage their personal finances, with tools like a budgeting planner and a personal finance tracker.

96

A platform that lets you create and sell custom-branded merchandise to your customers all in one place.

95

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

95

A startup that helps customers change loyalty cards without physically going to the store.

95

An ecommerce platform for the Chinese market, allowing customers to purchase items online without leaving home.

95

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that provides customers with weekly deliveries of fresh produce and other items from local farmers. Customers pay for their weekly deliveries of local fruits and vegetables through a subscription model.

95

An online bank that focuses on serving lower and middle income customers.

95

This startup is trying to make it easier for companies to access and manage their customer’s data.

95

A startup that allows users to create and control their own online profiles, with the ability to customize their LinkedIn and email using a drag-and-drop interface.

95

A customer and supplier management software to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce costs and increase productivity.

94

A tool that helps small businesses connect with customers. The company’s founders say that the company’s users have saved over $500,000 by using the tool.

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This’s the second time around for the company, which previously launched a version of its product in China in 2017, and lost most of its customers after the Chinese government blocked its service.

94

 A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to optimize lead generation. The startup’s customers include Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest job site, and the US’s largest insurance company.

94

A company that helps online businesses with their online marketing by allowing them to target their customers based on their search history and then match them with a relevant video ad

94

A startup that promises to be the next Uber for the taxi industry. Instead of incentivizing drivers by paying them directly, they’ll pay the driver’s customer base.

93

The startup is building a platform that is able to recognize a set of facial expressions and, in real-time, translate them into emotions. It also translates any other language into emotions. The company promises to keep an eye on emotions in real-time, helping businesses avoid misunderstandings and improve customer service.

93

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

93

A startup that connects auto repair shops and customers via mobile app

93

A startup that works with large finance companies to build a tool to help them understand their customers’ credit scores.

93

A B2B SaaS startup that provides businesses with a single platform that helps them create and manage their customer communities (similar to Slack, but for customer service)

92

A way to show your customers how they can make money off of their data.

92

A platform that allows users to easily build online courses without writing code or creating webpages or videos. The company says it has 15,000 customers, including Udemy, Coursera, and Lynda.com, and has raised $1.5M.

92

 A company that aims to be the Uber of freelance services by connecting service providers with customers.

92

a company that helps customers in Europe manage their money quickly and easily. Its first product will be a prepaid Visa card that can be loaded with cash through a debit card.

92

A platform that helps companies create custom, branded t-shirts, available to buy online and in-store.

92

A tool for in-person recruiting events. The company claims to have 3,000 customers, including Y Combinator, and operates in over 50 countries.

92

A new way of doing customer service that can cut costs.

92

A startup that helps freelancers get paid up front, then moves that money to a business account if they don’t get enough gigs booked in a given period of time. Today it has paying customers in the US, UK, and Australia, and is profitable.

92

A startup that creates “beauty boxes” of luxury items for customers

91

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

91

This startup is building a platform that helps companies deliver more useful customer service by automating the back and forth between a company and a customer.

91

A company that predicts how much a customer is willing to spend on a new product and then serves up the product based on that prediction.

91

A company that helps clients find qualified customer service agents.

91

A software platform that allows customers to find out where they can buy products and then subscribe to them in advance. The startup is building an e-commerce platform for physical products, with an emphasis on beauty. The company is based in San Francisco.

91

A tool that helps a company’s customer service team find the right people to hire for a job, even if they don’t have a clear picture of what the job should entail.

91

Idea: A scheduling app for hair salons, meant to streamline the process of booking appointments and also to provide a better customer experience by allowing customers to book their appointments directly through the app

90

This startup is trying to help companies stop using Gmail as an inefficient way to communicate with customers and employees.

90

A platform for employers to manage their recruiting needs without having to use their own infrastructure. It currently has 35 customers.

90

A way for the user to design and customize his or her own Lego creation.

90

A startup for businesses that want to manage their customer relationships and transactions.

90

A platform that helps retailers and brands create in-person or online events for their customers. Events include meetups, dinners, and dinners-with-entertainment. The startup has raised $288,000.

90

A tool that helps companies change their online customer service experience, and makes it more welcoming and less expensive.

90

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

90

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

90

A startup building a custom-ordered, all-white, one-of-a-kind private jet.

90

A “machine-learning-powered” customer review management tool.

90

A self-storage company that provides monthly payment structures to make customers feel like they’re paying less in rent than they actually are.

90

A startup that helps small businesses get more customers and better ways to do it through marketing. It’s a timesaver for small businesses and a good way for startups to get a foothold in the market.

90

Idea: A Slackbot that helps companies manage their customer service issues without forcing them to switch from Slack to a separate service

89

A startup that builds custom-fitted protective cases for phones and other devices

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Helps create custom gift cards for any occasion

89

A tool to make managing Salesforce-style customer lists easier for small businesses.

89

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

89

A startup that provides mobile phone repair for $5, and a service in which customers can have their phones fixed by their friends.

89

Using AI to help brands reach their customers with the most relevant ad campaigns. The startup offers a “personalized” message algorithm that’s meant to deliver ads that are more likely to be clicked.

89

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

89

A platform that lets publishers create and sell custom content based on their subscribers’ interests.

89

A platform for the self-storage industry that allows customers to share photos of their storage units, enabling renters to get in touch with customers and find out about the facilities.

89

This startup lets employers create employee referral programs and sells the referral fees. The startup’s customers include companies like Wayfair, Zillow, and American Express.

89

A startup that sells laser-cut, customizable paper for planners, journals, planners, notebooks, and more

89

A software company that makes managing a large number of Twitter accounts easier. The startup has been able to grow its customer base at a rate of 50% per month, and has built a $2 million annual recurring revenue business.

89

A SaaS startup that helps companies adjust their billing in order to get more money from their customers. The company says they have $1.2m in revenue, counting YC as their largest customer.

89

A tool for coders to embed custom fonts into their apps.

89

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.

89

A B2B company that helps insurance companies ensure they’re offering the best possible coverage to their customers.

88

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

88

A technology that helps companies collaborate and communicate with one another. The startup is currently making $36,000 per month from two customers.

88

A customer relationship management (CRM) app for businesses, with a focus on small businesses. It also offers tools for developers to build integrations into their software.

88

A cloud-based service allowing customers to track their shipments in real-time. The startup says it has already signed up around 500 customers, and has raised $1.6 million in funding.

88

A startup that sells a new take on a very old concept: Visa debit cards. The startup has over 1,000 customers, ranging from Nike to Goldman Sachs, and has sold over 5 million cards.

88

In the past year, the startup has raised $1.5 million. The company’s clients include Nestle and Samsung. The company’s platform allows companies to monitor and control their customers’ mobile data usage.

88

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

88

A platform that helps small businesses manage their coffee orders online. It’s free to use for customers, but the company hopes to make money by turning the system into a recurring subscription.

88

This startup takes a unique approach to the software industry, building a platform to help customers manage their accounting.

88

A cloud-based solution for companies like Amazon that want to send their customers marketing emails.

88

A startup that sells phone cases where the back of the case can be customized to show a picture of your child

87

Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows restaurants to use their app to take orders for their customers, with the option to customize the meal or package it for individual delivery. It already has 2.4 million users within the UK and a service that is growing more than 100% year-over-year.

87

A startup for home-based businesses that connects them with customers, and gives them a way to find people to hire.

87

A clothing company and platform that allows users to create and sell custom-fitted clothes online.

87

A startup that creates a way to share useful content from a company’s public site with potential customers.

87

A pitch system that allows businesses to send out videos to potential customers. The startup, which was founded in August, is looking to attract businesses with a $5 per month price point.

87

Helping small businesses use their own data to improve customer service, sales performance, etc.

87

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

87

A customer service platform for large-scale customers. The company says it has nearly 100 customers (many of them in the Fortune 500) that use its platform.

87

A digital platform that enables brands to create and manage campaigns for their customers.

87

This startup is building an online platform that gives sellers a way to sell their wares without needing to handle payment processing or risk taking customer service.

87

A SaaS solution for HR teams that lets them manage a large number of employees quickly and easily. Encom is growing quickly, and recently raised $4.5 million on a $10 million valuation. It has over 2,000 customers from Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, Walgreens, and Verizon.

87

A startup that wants to create an online store that uses artificial intelligence to automatically find and purchase items that match a customer’s taste and preferences.

87

A platform that helps improve the user experience of customer support and sales. The company wants to help companies make better use of the technology they have.

87

A marketing tool that lets you track your social media interactions, and see which customers are most engaged, most likely to buy, or engaged at all. The company has raised $2 million in funding.

87

A platform that aims to solve the problem of small businesses having to create multiple email accounts for each new customer in order to reduce the risk of email spam.

86

This startup is building proprietary algorithms to help companies give their customers a deeper sense of what they’re doing for them.

86

This startup is building a tool to make building custom software easier for non-coders. It's similar to tools like Kaleidoscope or CodeRunner.

86

A cloud-based customer service platform with AI that aims to reduce customer complaints by 80 percent.

86

A startup that helps quickly build custom web pages for brands, selling them to clients at a fixed price. The startup wants to replace the very expensive full-page print ad with a mobile-friendly digital display ad. Their potential clients include agencies, brands and ad tech companies.

86

Helps small business owners find the right talent, like accountants, lawyers and consultants. Things like word-of-mouth, LinkedIn, past client referrals and referrals from the company’s own customers are used to get business owners to the right talent.

86

ShopStyle is a subscription-based visual merchandising platform that allows retailers to create branded shopping experiences. ShopStyle gives retailers a way to create different streaming layouts, video ads, and product displays that are tailored to each individual customer.

86

The startup’s service allows users to create custom-designed and branded debit cards to be used at millions of locations in the US, UK, Canada, France, and Australia. It also does global spending and cross-border payments for businesses that need it.

86

A startup that works with restaurants to provide them with the tools they need to “self-serve” their customers. The startup wants to make it easier and more profitable for restaurants to provide meal delivery.

86

A hospitality company that provides standardized guest rooms in a hotel, either customized to the needs of a customer or a group of customers.

86

A platform for building dynamic and real-time dashboards with custom data, without having to build it from scratch.

86

A platform that connects hungry customers with nearby restaurants to help them find the closest places to eat.

86

A platform for building 3D objects where you can customize them to get the exact look you want.

85

A mobile app that allows customers to book services from home doctors. They’re also focusing on providing privacy for health services, by ensuring that the doctor never sees the patient’s name, phone number, or address. The company is currently working with a hospital in NY.

85

A digital tool for remembering things, aimed at customers with memory deficits.

85

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

85

A platform that helps retailers sell offline. The startup lets retailers sell their products in physical stores, and then also sell it online for buyers. Basically it’s a way for brick and mortar retailers to sell online and to their customers.

85

A food delivery service that provides delivery at the speed of a “pepperoni pizza” to customers who order through the app.

85

A technology that helps retailers track customer activity from the moment a customer opens the door to the moment they leave.

85

The startup is building a self-learning AI that can help brands predict customer behavior and determine what products to sell.

85

A tool for building your own custom, custom-branded t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. with a minimum of fuss.

85

A company that helps banks with digital transformation. The startup wants to help banks develop their online presence by making it easier for them to communicate with customers.

85

A software company that helps companies with the tech-heavy job of finding and interviewing candidates. Clarity has a free version for small teams and a $4,000/month paid option, which it says has “well over 100 customers”.

85

A startup that helps small businesses build their own custom calendars from a free, online template

84

A startup that helps small businesses understand how to use social media to help them reach new customers

84

A group of designers who create custom UI/UX mockups for companies, turning their ideas into real product or website designs.

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 startup that’s building an online platform for people who want to build and sell their own custom iPhone cases. The startup’s founders say that about 1% of the cases sold in the US are custom-made, and a handful of startups have tried to build their own platform for selling such cases, without much success.

84

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

84

A company that manufactures and sells protein shakes. The company is looking to build a community around their protein powders that would help them get customers.

84

An education platform that teaches women about safety in the home. It’s currently in private beta with select customers.

84

A SaaS platform that connects customers with a vetted network of dog sitters.

84

A new way of doing customer service that’s designed to be more personal and efficient than the call center model.

84

Retail startup that works with retailers to get merchandise into the hands of customers on an evening delivery service, making it more likely that customers will buy.

84

Building a software that creates a "large-scale, custom, curated, and dynamic online gallery" for brands.

84

The platform is building a toolkit for designers to build custom user interfaces for their mobile apps.

84

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

84

A set of tools that gives small businesses an easy way to manage their customer relationships. Its API allows users to pull data from their Salesforce or Zendesk accounts.

84

A startup that wants to solve the problem of allowing businesses to accept credit cards and bank accounts in one place. After launching in April, the company is now working on making the process seamless for customers.

83

A customer engagement platform that helps restaurants, banks, and other businesses engage with customers.

83

This is a company building a software company that provides software solutions for companies to build their own customer personas, give them feedback on their user experience, and then make recommendations for changing their website layouts.

83

A company that makes customized, local, dog treat recipes. The startup is making a recipe book for pet owners.

83

A help desk for enterprise customers.

83

A mobile-first marketplace for cleaning professionals. Movers manages bookings, invoicing, and customer service. The startup also offers a suite of cleaning services like carpet and upholstery cleaning, gutter cleaning, and window cleaning.

83

A small batch manufacturing business meant to help customers get their hands on the newest, shiniest (and most expensive) gadgets the minute they’re released.

83

A company that builds products that help people understand their finances and save money. It saves customers money in the form of lower interest rates and lower cost of credit, and it pays interest on all savings in a person’s bank account.

83

The startup’s founders say that since launching a year ago, they’ve had over 6,000 paying customers.

83

The startup is building a platform for small businesses to manage sales, with a feature that enables customers to easily cancel orders that don’t meet their expectations.

83

A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

83

This startup is building a mobile banking platform that will allow small business to accept payments from their customers easily through their SIM cards.

83

 API developer that provides an easy way to create a custom API for a company or organization, as well as an API that can be used by other companies. The company's software is designed for startups, but could be applied to other business settings.

83

An enterprise-level CRM platform for small businesses to manage their customer relationships.

83

A company that creates a platform for companies to build and use customer experience management tools.

83

A company that helps designers create custom-made leather goods for clients.

83

A company that helps restaurants deliver delivery right to customers’ doorsteps. The founders say they have over 200 restaurants, including Shake Shack, that they’re working with

83

A platform for sharing home services and letting customers compare costs and quality.

83

A machine that makes custom-ordered plastic products on demand.

83

A startup that helps companies get a better understanding of their customers by using read receipts, call recording, and pop-up notifications to get real-time feedback.

83

A startup that wants to make it easier to do custom software development on demand

82

A tool for modeling and simulating the physical behavior of interaction with a product, with a focus on wearables. The startups aims to allow customers to model wearables in a way that’s more intuitive than the current alternatives

82

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

82

A startup that helps companies focus on getting products in front of customers rather than spending too much time on marketing.

82

A tool for building “segmented” email lists, with a focus on helping B2B companies find more customers through email.

82

A platform that creates special offers and incentives for customers.

82

A startup that uses AI to automate the process of scheduling, tracking and managing meetings. Their software is available on the market, with customers including the US Department of Defense, Coca-Cola and Walmart.

82

An online book-buying service that manages to sell books at a 25% discount, then refunds money to customers if the book doesn’t arrive on time.

82

The startup is looking to help small businesses grow by connecting them with customers, and bringing them together.

82

A place where people can make, sell, and share custom t-shirts

82

A platform that helps small business owners in India use their app to accept payments, and enables customers to pay with a couple of taps.

82

This startup is building a platform that lets retailers customers buy and deliver products in real time.

82

A data visualization tool for account directors to track their customer’s key metrics, like revenue, customer service, and churn.

82

A company building an app to help companies manage the design process and the production of their marketing materials. It’s using the product to help customers with their design process, like deciding which typeface to use or what color palette to use, and providing it to them as a product.

82

A platform for small to medium size business owners to create a customized email marketing campaign that can be send to their customers.

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A platform that helps retailers figure out how to attract more customers through social media. It uses a combination of data and algorithms to predict who will sign up for their credit card, and who will visit their physical store.

82

This company is a mobile-first CRM (customer relationship management) for small businesses with less than $100,000 in annual revenue.

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A startup focused on expanding the definition of who and what can be a customer

81

A startup that sits between the customer and the subscription, helping businesses deliver a more

81

This company is focusing on anonymized data for companies. The startup lets anyone sell anonymized data about their customers, which can be used by businesses to provide better services.

81

A startup that creates a “personalized customer journey” for a customer that goes through a number of services in their home, including electricians, cleaners, and more.

81

A startup in Singapore that helps online merchants keep track of their customers’ loyalty points.

81

An email marketing tool that helps e-commerce brands push their sales and follow up with customers. The startup needs to complete a YC Demo Day.

81

A startup that helps online retailers manage transactions and inventory transactions on its platform. It handles payments, verification, tax, and refunds for its customers.

81

A food delivery service that will allow its customers to order their own vegetables, rice, and protein and have it delivered directly to their door.

81

A way to easily build custom apps from Bootstrap, Wordpress, and Drupal templates.

81

A platform to help organizations better manage their customer data across different systems. The idea is to make it easy for employees to find customer data across different systems, so that they can better manage it.

81

A startup that wants to help its customers find the right credit card with the right rewards program.

81

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

81

A startup that helps people create custom, branded capsules that work to fight off colds and flu.

81

A customer relationship management app for small businesses

81

Serves as an “Amazon” for the “prosumers” who buy and sell things on Amazon that they can’t sell on Amazon, which handles shipping, returns, and customer service.

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A startup that provides a crowdsourced network of reviewers to deliver criticism and praise about neighborhood businesses Customers rate the businesses, and the app gives them a network of reviewers to consider

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This startup is working on a platform that will allow restaurants to track what customers are ordering without the restaurant having to install and manage a server.

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Allows teachers to create lesson plans for their students, and customize them to their unique needs. The founders are hoping to recruit teachers to be the company’s first customers.

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A customer service platform that lets customers ask questions about their accounts in a more accessible way.

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A startup that helps companies like Amazon and Google better understand their customers. The startup is taking a deeper look at the data that companies have about customers in order to optimize their products and services.

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Introducing a proof of concept to help businesses use AI to perform tasks like customer service and sales.

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A $1 billion startup that sells customized health insurance plans for startups and entrepreneurs.

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A startup that lets you order a batch of custom-made grilled cheese or pizza from 24 different restaurants, and have them delivered to your door. The startup is still in the R&D phase, but hopes to launch the service early next year.

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A software company that offers a software-as-a-service product that combines a CRM and enterprise resource planning system. The company works with clients to create customized software packages.

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A tool for building, managing, and deploying custom web applications, available on a free tier.

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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.

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A tool for companies to manage their various customer support departments. The company has been around for a few years and is active in the UK marketplace.

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This SaaS company is building a pricing engine for businesses to build price tiers for their services, and then allow customers and partners to subscribe to different tiers.

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A customer retention platform for restaurants, meant to help restaurants close deals with repeat customers.

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A digital marketing platform for small businesses, pitched as a toolset to help companies reach their customers.

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A company that is building a platform that lets artists sell their work directly to customers, including things like stickers and greeting cards.

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This company is building a way to use the cloud to power next-gen B2B products that can adapt to changing customer needs. Three enterprise customers.

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A startup that connects customers looking for a new car with dealerships.

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A tool for developers to build apps for smart devices. The startup offers a custom SDK to allow other developers to build apps for Android and iOS devices.

80

A startup that is launching a new kind of retail store It allows customers to customize the fit of

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A company that helps its customers build their own hardware. Once they have the specs for the product, they can create a 3D design, and get it printed at Shapeways at a fraction of the cost of other companies that do the same thing.

79

An eCommerce company that offers virtual and physical storefronts for customers to order from.

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An agency that helps organizations “build agile teams, identify and craft the right growth strategy, and build the right retention and customer experience programs.”

79

A startup that helps brands and retailers reach their customers based on their location.

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A startup that makes it possible for anyone to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a customer service call center without having to re-enter their information. The company has already secured funding from Y Combinator, AngelList, and Techstars.

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A platform that helps companies find new opportunities for growth in their markets, such as new markets, new products, or new customer segments.

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A tool for managing customer service inquiries, built for B2B companies.

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A platform that allows teams to collaborate on their marketing and sales tasks. The platform allows teams to move through the sales cycle, from evaluating opportunities to closing. The company says it has over 1,000 customers and is on track to generate over $1.5 million in revenue in 2019.

79

A startup looking to help restaurant workers and their customers manage their time more efficiently, with a dashboard and scheduling software.

79

A software company that helps brands with crisis management. They want to simplify crisis communication through their application, which allows users to create a plan of action, rally staff, and engage with customers.

79

A tool for businesses to manage customer programs, offering features like email marketing automation, loyalty programs, and more.

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A SaaS platform to help companies build their own custom, branded apps. The startup has built a gallery of “storyboards” that businesses can use to develop mobile apps, and then sell them to clients for a flat $100.

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A tool for people to create bespoke retail experiences for their customers. The startup is looking to bring a similar experience to brick and mortar stores as opposed to startups that have to build their own stores.

79

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

79

A startup creating a platform for the creation of customized, AI-powered marketing mailers

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A platform that enables people to interact with their favorite brands through video. The startup’s founders say they have 40,000+ customers for the product.

79

A digital payments app for merchants in India. It aims to connect merchants with their customers via a mobile-first and friction-free interface.

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A “social marketplace for manufacturing”, where manufacturers can find and price items from suppliers, and suppliers can find customers.

79

A startup that provides people with a custom-made suit and then sends a tailor to their home to help them get fitted

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This is a tool for businesses to get a customer’s information, and then sell it to marketers. For example, if you want to get your name and phone number out to people, you can use their product. The company is centered around the idea of a “content spider,” a simple tool that can crawl the web and pull up information it needs.

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A startup that is working on a platform that will allow users to create a custom hashtag

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An AI platform to help retailers generate more revenue by surfacing data and trends to help them drive in-store sales. The startup has a goal of helping retailers spend less time managing and more time connecting with customers.

78

A platform that allows customers to buy a specific film or lens and have it shipped directly to their door.

78

This startup is building a website that allows anyone to instantly and securely order a custom-made suit from a fabric designer.

78

A platform to help call centers automate and manage customer support.

78

 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.

78

 A tool that helps social workers create and share custom case notes with other social workers.

78

Grid wants to make energy consumption more transparent, by giving customers a meter on their home in a box, and then giving them a way to manage their energy consumption.

78

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

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A cloud-based B2B platform that makes it easy for fashion retailers to manage their customer relationships with the brands they sell.

78

Future of Food is building an API that will allow food manufacturers to build custom labels for their products, allowing buyers to scan a QR code along with their smartphone and get product details and pricing.

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A marketing agency for companies that want to engage with their customers in new ways. The startup is currently in Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 batch.

78

A technology that helps companies understand what customers are looking at on their mobile devices.

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This startup is building a tool for banks to determine whether their customers are likely to pay back their loans.

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A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

78

Lattice is a startup that uses a combination of data science, big data and machine learning to help retailers build better customer experiences.

78

A team at the Harvard Business School is building a tool that can automatically tell the difference between the various types of ads you’re seeing on the web, and craft personalized, customized ads based on that data.

78

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

78

A tool that helps deep dive into the conversations happening on social media. The startup helps companies to gain insight into their customer communication.

78

A company that helps small businesses in the US grow faster by delivering online marketing, sales, and customer support. They have raised a total of $2.8 million since launching in 2018.

78

A startup that aims to replace the human factor with machine learning to make sales and customer service easier.

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A San Francisco-based startup that wants to help you build your own customized products, from custom business cards to custom furniture. The startup is building a catalog of products, and shipping internationally.

77

In the UK, an increasingly important part of the economy isn’t bricks and mortar stores but phone apps. And one startup wants to replace the app store with a custom-built version. The idea is that you buy an app once and then get the updates for free. The company is giving away its first product for free, called The App Store, in order to gain feedback.

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A “Social Commerce Platform” that allows brands to tie social media to their sales. The startup wants to help brands take advantage of social media to interact with their customers and drive sales. It’s working with a number of brands including Lululemon, Gatorade, and, most recently, Kia.

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A company that is building a business on a platform that allows people to create their own customized set of emojis.

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A digital technology platform that helps companies build and manage a single, unified customer database for customer relationship management. The company combines the best features of CRM software with the functionality of a customer relationship management platform.

77

A platform to improve the quality of customer service and make your employees happier.

77

The startup wants to make it easier for people to customize their dog’s collar, so that they’ll show up on your phone, with special notifications, etc.

77

This is a company that wants to do a bit of data mining to help companies improve their customer service. It’s a bit like Zenefits, but for the customer.

77

A mobile platform that connects customers with local businesses via SMS, via text message. The texting platform is free for customers, and businesses pay a monthly fee ($6.95/month) to use the service.

77

This startup helps online retailers capture customer data when someone visits their site. It helps retailers track how visitors move through their site, how they interact with ads, and what pages they visit.

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A company that wants to help you manage your network of colleagues, friends, and customers. The startup wants to build a smarter network of people to keep up with connections and build a community with. It plans to focus on small companies because they tend to have more existing relationships to build on, and are more likely to use social networks.

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A B2B company that provides software for subscription managers, allowing them to more easily sell recurring subscriptions to their customers.

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A company that helps online businesses with online marketing by targeting their customers with specific video ads and other creative content

77

A company that sells “custom referral software”, which lets a company buy a set of referrals from their existing customers.

76

This is a service that helps companies sell their products to their customers through the use of apps.

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A startup that helps companies manage their customer service costs by managing the number of customer support hours.

76

A new kind of company that uses algorithms and machine learning to predict how well its customers will do in the future. Possible applications include helping companies set up 401k plans that are as good for their employees as they are for the company’s bottom line.

76

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

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The startup is building digital signage for companies to let their employees know when tasks need to be completed, and will also allow them to use it to let customers know when they have stock available.

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A platform that lets restaurant customers rate their experience and recommend nearby businesses. The startup, which has raised $400,000 from investors in three rounds, says they currently cover the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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A startup that enables businesses to create a custom work product for their employees. The company has only run early stage trials, but has already attracted more than $3 million in funding from investors like 500 Startups.

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A platform for users to rate their favorite restaurants, and a business for restaurants to use to grow their customer base.

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The company wants to help take the guesswork out of what to charge customers before they’ve even placed an online order.

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A company that creates technology that can detect defects in products before they're shipped to customers.

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A startup that wants to help banks and insurance companies manage risk by helping them to get more customers.

76

This startup is building a tool that helps companies launch a new product easier and cheaper. It’s currently focused on B2B customers and is looking to partner with the B2B startups that come through YC to help them with their product launch process.

76

 A startup building a video app for retailers to help them work with customer-created videos.

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A platform that uses machine learning to create customizable Google authentication for access to services, using the logins of all your Google accounts.

76

A startup that provides a suite of mobile-first eCommerce tools to help drive business growth. They’re building a platform to help brands create a single, seamless customer experience across all sales channels including online, mobile, social, in-store and in-app.

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An API for companies to manage their own payroll and benefits. The company wants to offer a better experience for companies, and says most payroll systems are “untimely, expensive, and less than customer-friendly.”

75

The startup is building a platform for allowing organizations to crowdsource ideas for products and services, and to get feedback from customers.

75

A tool for companies which allows them to set up a phone line to text customers. The idea is that companies can have a central number where they can text customers and the app can notify customers of late payments.

75

A startup that provides a custom-branded credit card for businesses. The startup is working with a handful of national merchants and aims to scale eventually.

75

A cloud-based system for managing healthcare claims and data for a range of customers and providers. Ivol is a startup that uses AI to sort claims for insurers and then helps physicians and hospitals with the claims and data.

75

A B2B service for the financial industry that helps banks identify potential customers and understand their spending habits.

75

The startup is currently in stealth mode, but it’s building a venture backed company that’s making a “set of automation services” for enterprise customers in the financial services industry.

75

This is a toolset that makes it easy to integrate artificial intelligence into customer service interactions. They’re close to launching and have raised $12k in seed funding.

75

This startup is building software to allow retailers to offer a new way to pay for goods and to pay their employees. The software removes the need for cashiers, since customers can just request a payment from their phone.

75

A mobile app that helps restaurants with inventory management. The app’s software syncs with a customer’s phone to check if a product is available and to notify the restaurant of changes in the status of the product.

75

This startup is building a platform for biopharmaceutical companies to build a custom prescription drug formulary, or a list of drugs that doctors are allowed to prescribe to patients.

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A product that helps customers compare different financial products to understand which is best for them.

75

A customer service platform that helps companies plan and run customer support operations.

75

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

75

A startup that wants to help retailers and brands find new customers by taking their email lists and feeding them into an algorithm that matches them with potential customers.

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A “high-touch customer service concierge”, providing inbound customer support and on-demand service.

75

A platform that enables users to customize their phones with accessories like stands and cases.

75

A startup that uses human transcribers to help companies support their customers in multiple languages

74

 This startup uses AI to detect insurance fraud and fraudulently- or improperly-claimed benefits. It offers a risk score and recommendations that help agents and customers decide on policies.

74

A startup that allows companies to build their own personal-branding videos for their employees and customers, including information on their company and products.

74

A startup that helps companies easily take interactive surveys with more than 100,000 customers. It’s currently working with 30 clients including Proctor & Gamble and Gap.

74

A startup that uses AI and machine learning to help companies predict their customers’ behavior, and to craft customer experiences better suited to those behaviors.

74

The startup is building an online tool that helps connect customers to real estate agents for property listing, and a tool that helps real estate agents find listings.

74

A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

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Pinlighter is an online service for drugstores that gives customers a fast, easy, and personalized way to comparison-shop for prescription drugs. The startup, which has raised $2.3M, was founded in October 2015 and now has more than 1,000 customers in the Chicago area.

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A startup that wants to compete with the likes of Yelp and Uber with a streamlined, all-in-one platform for restaurants and small businesses. It’s a one-stop shop for everything from customer scheduling, to sales and marketing, to communication between staff and owners.

74

A startup that is building an AI-driven customer service platform that automates phone support for tens of thousands of its customers.

74

An online marketplace connecting businesses with their customers, by removing the pain of looking for the right product, by allowing them to find the right supplier.

74

A new platform that creates targeted ads using the data from your social media. It’s not clear how exactly this would work, but the startup is hoping to “dramatically change the way brands target customers”.

74

This startup is building a system that connects banks with their customers via mobile.

74

 This company is building a platform for ride-sharing companies to work directly with customers.

74

A “one-time” payment service for reviews, where customers only have to pay once and then don’t have to pay again unless they choose to.

74

A platform that connects based marketers with brands. The startup is building a platform for brands and agencies to connect with their customers in the form of a CRM.

74

The startup is building a service that replaces the traditional sales funnel with a series of interactions that make the process more intuitive for customers. The company’s platform is meant to help small businesses “tap into the power of the digital,” with a product that helps businesses pitch, pitch, pitch, and finally close.

74

A startup that helps people stay motivated to stay off social media (like Facebook) for healthier lives. The startup has worked with over 1,000 customers, with over 1,500 employees using their product.

74

A business that connects customers to local businesses and events.

73

An online marketplace for small businesses to collaborate, where they can share resources, receive feedback from customers, and get more business. They charge businesses $5 per month per person to join, and charge businesses $500 a month to become a Vendor.

73

A startup that builds custom devices for businesses, such as a GPS-powered shelf for a refrigerator to keep track of stock, or a phone-controlled washing machine. It has raised $4.2 million in investments since it was founded in September.

73

A platform that helps companies with their logistics needs, such as getting licenses, shipping, and managing customer orders.

73

Unbounce isn’t selling directly to customers, but instead to small agencies and marketers that want to hire them to do their advertising.

73

This is a service that helps people build a custom app for their business. Currently, the company is looking for partners to build custom apps for their business.

73

A venture-backed startup that builds customized video games for e-commerce, boutiques and retail.

73

A platform that helps people find a good mechanic for their car. The startup is building a platform to allow people to rate mechanics and have the mechanics show up in the app. The startup has built an app for customers to rate mechanics, and is working on a “good mechanic” model for the mechanic to show up in the app so people can find the right mechanic when they need them.

73

A company that helps businesses sell and market their products on Amazon and their own website. It has 12,000 customers in India, and a team of 30 on the ground in a new office in Mumbai.

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A digital platform that connects businesses with customers and potential employees.

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A tool to increase product adoption through better customer engagement.

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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.

73

An online shopping marketplace that uses mobile payment technology to allow customers to buy and sell items from their smartphones.

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The startup is building a tool to help startups get more visibility into their customers. The startup wants to use data to build a “scalable dashboard” that allows small and medium sized businesses to see all their social media data in one place.

73

This company is building an app called “MyBeds” for homeowners to create a “bespoke bedroom” for their home. The app lets you create a “dream room” from a set of customizable, curated items.

73

A platform that allows users to find out what Netflix customers’ thoughts are about any movie or TV show.

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A platform that enables companies to talk to their customers in a more natural and personal way.

72

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

72

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

72

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to sell their cars. It’s working to build a mobile app that makes it easier to sell a car, find customers, and manage payments.

72

A startup that pairs up its product design expertise with a developer to build a custom mobile app. It takes a few days and the startup will provide a working prototype.

72

 A “frictionless” payments app that lets businesses turn debit card payments into direct deposits, enabling customers to pay without even having a card in their hands.

72

A platform for small businesses to manage marketing and sales, enabling them to make more profitable sales and grow their customer base.

72

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.

72

A tool that allows companies to engage with customers via Facebook Messenger and SMS. The company has built out a few integrations with vendors like PayPal, Uber, and Shyp.

72

A web-based platform for managing customer service research.

72

A startup that sells a subscription service that sends someone to clean your house once a month. The startup is advertising the service on Facebook, reaching a lot of potential customers that have seen its ads and are interested in it.

72

A tool to help event producers manage their social media posts, customer service, and other communications. It’s an ad-free, content-focused social media management tool with 15,000 paying customers.

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In theory, this company can help retailers build better loyalty programs for their customers. Instead of rewarding customers with discounts and other perks, this startup says it can help retailers build loyalty programs that allow customers to earn rewards and discounts based on how often they visit the store.

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A software platform that uses machine-learning to help companies build customer loyalty programs.