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A startup looking to help businesses hire experienced developers for $10/hr.

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A startup that’s building a crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs. The company is working with the Stars Foundation, which helps invest in startups in developing countries, to create an online platform to help entrepreneurs raise funds.

188

A company that helps small businesses find tech talent, with a focus on recruiting developers and designers in cities where they are based.

156

A new company, made possible with the launch of the new iPhone X, is developing a smartphone that looks like a watch and can be used to take selfies.

147

This startup wants to build a new type of credit card for the underbanked, especially in developing countries. It takes the form of a prepaid card and is available in any currency. Given the lack of banking options in many such countries, the startup sees a lot of potential for growth.

129

M-KOPA is a tool allowing developers to create their own specialized hardware. The founders say the company has sold $4M worth of hardware over the last two years, though they’ve only launched on Kickstarter today.

117

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

117

A library of over 1,700 video lectures for developers on the entire set of AWS services.

111

A seed round was raised in 2015 to fund development of the company. The company is now looking to expand into India.

107

A tool that lets software developers build and share reusable code snippets.

102

A startup that builds tools to help developers build mobile apps for small businesses.

102

A software company that develops custom software for automotive manufacturers.

102

A tool for developers that helps them create and manage their own website, on top of WordPress or another CMS.

99

This is a water purification company that wants to provide clean, safe drinking water to poor people in the developing world.

98

A company that makes it easy for non-technical people to develop apps

97

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.

97

A startup that develops and sells products that help people with compromised immune systems

96

A developer platform for building and managing software applications. The company is launching with one product, but plans to scale across several verticals.

93

A school for coding that’s also a game development school.

92

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

92

A startup that provides a service where people can send in their old books and they are sold to people in developing countries

90

A software developer that helps users build apps using a drag-and-drop interface.

89

A digital platform for managing and monitoring medical and health records in the developing world.

89

A company that helps open banking startups with their APIs and developer framework.

88

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

88

A platform to connect suppliers to restaurants with the goal of increasing food security in the developing world.

88

A startup that wants to make it easy for developers to build and host websites of their own Think of it like WordPresscom, but for developers

87

A subscription streaming video service that’s aiming to be the Netflix of food shows, with a focus on the culinary arts. The company is currently in the business development stage.

87

A developer of “disruptive products for the Internet of Things”

87

A tool that helps developers build apps for the fitness and health industries. The company aims to build a platform that helps all the different parts of the industry work together.

86

A startup that helps people in developing countries learn English online

85

The company is building software that allows developers to use a single API to make apps for different platforms.

85

A global B2B company that provides “Digital Marketing, Web Development, and Digital Marketing Consulting,” with offices in Sydney, London, and New York.

85

A startup that provides a service to help people in developing countries access and learn from courses on Udemy

84

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

84

A startup that sells Android phones in bulk to the developing world

84

A platform for helping the developing world manage the increasingly important issue of climate change.

84

A SaaS developer platform that helps teams develop better software using tools like code reviews, design reviews, and prototyping

84

A startup that is developing an integrated software platform for the cannabis industry. This is a very large, very hot market.

83

A team of bitcoin and blockchain-savvy developers building a software suite for the financial services industry.

83

A platform for developers to easily build and monetize AR/VR apps and games.

83

A company that provides a platform to run community-based learning programs in developing countries online.

82

A platform for app developers that allows them to more easily monetize their apps.

82

An API that allows developers to integrate location capabilities into their apps, without having to build their own location-based features.

82

A full-stack app development company that focuses on building apps for mobile, desktop, and web.

82

A company that makes an API and platform for app stores to allow developers to launch their apps on a variety of platforms.

81

A startup that helps software developers to build mobile apps with a mobile SDK without requiring native code knowledge.

81

A tool for developers to create recruitment ads

81

A platform for developing, managing and executing cyber security solutions.

81

A healthcare solution for the elderly in developing countries.

80

A tool to help the developer community find solutions for specific problems with the language.

80

A tool for developers to make modals for their apps, which are like mini-windows within their app.

80

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

80

A startup that provides a directory of mobile app developers

79

A platform for developers to build mobile apps without having to build the code

79

A startup that will sell you gear that can help you monitor and control your pets remotely, with a focus on helping pet owners in developing countries.

79

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.

79

A smart home server that can automate and integrate a person’s personal devices (lights, thermostat, etc.). The company is also an app developer, with a marketplace for other companies to integrate with their products.

79

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

78

A digital platform for the home, with an API to help developers build apps and integrate with smart home devices.

77

This is a tool for developers that makes it easier to “deploy a single application to all of your connected devices”.

77

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.

77

A “mobile app development team”

77

A startup that helps people in developing countries get micro-loans

76

A startup that aims to deliver more than 100,000 tons of food a year to people in developing countries

76

A visual tool for turning product prototypes into wireframes for developers.

76

A startup for selling “mobile code” that can help support the development of mobile apps.

76

 This company is looking to build a platform that allows companies to license their software, and then bundle it with services like a data center, software development, or SaaS.

76

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

76

A tool for developers to capture and schedule various tasks on JIRA

76

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

75

Idea: A workflow management tool for the development of media-rich e-learning courses

75

A self-driving car platform for developers and auto manufacturers. The startup wants to make it easy for carmakers to integrate self-driving technology into their vehicles.

75

A company that develops web applications for businesses, such as e-commerce platforms or online store builders.

75

This startup is building a toolset for software developers to quickly create more secure apps.

75

A company that helps crews build and launch new apps without a lot of upfront capital. It’s launching with an app that helps small businesses with the software development process—from project definition to iteration on a prototype to launch.

75

A tool to help developers build mobile apps by using data from other mobile apps.

75

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.

75

The company provides company-wide training and staff development. It works with employers to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to be successful in their jobs.

74

A startup that offers a platform for digital nomads to rent out their homes in a peer-to-peer fashion. It’s in the early stages of development, but the founders say it will be “like Airbnb, but also a concierge service and protocol for renting out your home when you’re away”.

74

A platform that allows companies to crowdsource information and data. The startup has developed a platform to help companies integrate data from third-party sources.

74

Cofounder Alex Zabludowicz co-founded this fintech company with his brother, Alex. It wants to make payments faster, cheaper, and more secure, with a focus on the developing world.

73

A startup that is developing a platform that helps creative agencies, brands and agencies capture and broadcast videos with social media. The idea is to help brands showcase their work and have the material distributed through a variety of channels.

73

This company wants to teach people how to be a good entrepreneur. The company’s founder is Anand Rajaraman, who ran a business development and strategy practice at Amazon and Google for more than a decade.

73

A tool that helps developers build with React, and other developers build with React Native.

73

A platform for developing mobile apps that connects clients with developers. They’re not looking to compete with big agencies, but trying to fill a gap between startups and agencies. They’re currently attracting interest from small businesses with a few employees who are looking for a way to get high-level visibility and technical support to manage the complexity of building apps.

73

A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

73

A tool that helps developers build apps for Android TV.

72

A startup that helps developers build apps that can be shared, with a focus on grouping events together.

72

A tool for visually describing code. It’s a new way to describe code and help developers figure out what they want to do with their code.

72

A crowd-funded project to bring the benefits of underfloor heating and cooling to the underdeveloped world. The startup’s founders came up with the concept for a client-focused project as a way to combine the technology with other humanitarian efforts.

72

A tool for the legal cannabis industry to help dispensaries track and manage their inventory. The startup is also developing a web application for dispensaries to manage patient data.

72

 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.

72

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

72

A mobile game startup that’s building a “gameplay engine” that is meant to help game developers build games with better artificial intelligence.

72

An open-source platform for allowing any developer to build an on-demand movie ticketing app.

72

A platform for sharing and tracking all of your fitness activities. The company developed a stand-alone iOS app called MyFitnessPal in 2011, which has over 150 million users worldwide. In 2017, they launched the fitness tracking and calorie logging platform Fitbit.

71

This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

71

A way to connect hardware to software, a way for developers to access hardware components without writing code, and a way for hardware companies to easily build apps with hardware components that they need.

71

A startup that helps mobile app developers manage their costs by identifying the best time to purchase and sell mobile ads It’s currently working with 500 developers to help them optimize mobile ad spending

70

This startup is working on a platform that helps app developers understand how users click, swipe, click, and tap on their apps.

70

A toolkit that allows developers to add in-game social features to their games and make them more accessible to players.

70

A product management, design, and development studio that builds products people want.

70

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

70

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

70

A startup for freelance designers and developers to find jobs and request work. According to the company, they have a response rate of 90%.

69

A social network for people interested in mechanical engineering, allowing people to find jobs, learn about new developments, and get connected with engineers and designers.

69

A company that develops a system that allows people to visualize and enhance their dreams to “increase focus and mental clarity”.

69

A company that provides a toolkit for self-storage facilities to manage their inventory. The startup was developed by former YC founders.

69

A company that helps developers use machine learning to help turn apps that are live right now into future-proofed and useful apps. The company’s software is meant to help developers avoid common pitfalls when building apps, like forgetting to correctly define dates and times.

69

This is a startup that wants to help small and medium-size companies connect with local communities. The company provides an online platform to help companies find local talent, and has a built-in business development tool to help build relationships between companies and local businesses.

69

A platform for finding and hiring freelance developers, with a marketplace where developers can find work.

68

With the help of a $500,000 grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation the company is building an app that lets companies share the same schedule in one place, regardless of whether they’re centralized or distributed.

68

The startup has developed a way to help employers manage their employee recruiting process and streamline subsequent onboarding. The platform allows organizations to put together a recruiter roster, create a template for their job description, and see who’s interested in the job.

68

A startup that wants to make it easy to find, hire, and work with freelance designers and developers.

68

An AI-powered platform that allows artists to create unique video content, and also that provides a way for them to sell their videos for revenue. It is based on an idea for YouTube-based video sharing that was pitched in 2016, but has been in development since then.

68

A platform for the design and manufacture of solar cells. The startup wants to make solar cells more accessible for people in the developing world, with a focus on the Middle East.

68

A company that develops curriculum and training courses for dog owners

68

This is a “tech-for-good” project that wants to build a marketplace where people can donate their old smartphones and tablets to be refurbished and repurposed into solar-powered lights for developing countries.

68

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

67

A company that pays people in the developing world to write content for a fee. They’ve already signed up one client (Watsi, a non-profit that helps poor people in medical emergencies) and expect to sign up another soon.

67

A startup that builds software solutions for companies that want to develop for TV, but don’t have the resources to do so.

67

This startup aims to make it easier to develop mobile apps for all platforms

67

A software platform that aims to facilitate the development of a “predictive model” for the Indian auto industry.

67

A platform for enterprise app development. It lets app developers build apps on demand, with tools like user management, a marketing dashboard, a payment system, and more.

67

The startup aims to make managing web apps easier with a toolset that evaluates the security of a website, then automatically sets up a SSO for a developer to use.

67

A real estate software company for agents. The startup develops a platform for agents to book appointments, send out listings, and manage client relationships.

67

The startup is building an online platform for parents to discuss child development. The product is a combination of the company’s existing online platform with its new podcasting platform.

66

A gaming platform that connects developers and gamers. It’s a community-driven platform that connects gamers to developers.

66

This company is building a platform for game developers to get feedback from fans and their communities, and earn money in the process.

66

A startup developing a platform to help doctors diagnose and treat patients.

66

A SaaS solution that helps software developers build and manage mobile applications. The startup is looking to allow companies to create a mobile application for any of their products, with the system automatically building the app for them.

65

A startup that extends the integration of the Fintech API to make it easier for developers to integrate payments into their own app or website.

64

The startup has developed a tool that can print a custom home-pickup menu for nearby restaurants. The startup’s first customer is a chain of Mexican restaurants in the US.

64

A search engine for things that have been read. The company’s co-founder was a former search engine developer who was frustrated with the state of the industry.

64

Israel-based startup Narayana Health is developing a machine learning product that helps doctors and nurses better understand and treat patients.

64

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

63

A platform for video-game developers to track what their players are doing and monitor their progress.

63

A startup that helps brands develop an online presence in the Indian market by connecting them with the right media partners to place ads, run sponsored posts, and more.

63

This startup helps people track the status of their favorite charitable causes. They helped raise $50,000 from the Center for Global Development and the Connected Ventures Fund in NYC.

62

This startup pitches itself as a “social network for developers”, with an emphasis on the “social” part.

62

A company that provides new business development software to help entrepreneurs and small businesses scale up their businesses.

62

A tool for developers to get track of what’s happening in their app, with a series of reports that show you how many users have opened your app, how many users have closed it, where those users are coming from, and how they’re using your app.

62

A platform that helps brands get social media engagement from their customers. The company is developing a micro-blogging platform for brands, with a focus on its “Brand Advocates”, who are Instagrammers who are paid to share and promote the brands with their followers. The company is nearing $2 million in funding after raising $800,000 in seed capital.

61

A digital tattoo that is meant to be a proxy for software development. The tattoo can be worn by developers and shows things like code, project statuses, and more.

61

A platform to recruit and hire remote developers and designers from any location in the world.

61

A new startup that aims to fund, develop and launch new startups through a crowdfunding platform.

61

A startup that helps developers work more effectively with their code. The startup’s technology is built to help developers more effectively work with their code.

61

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

61

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.

61

A startup for freelance designers and developers, helping them find the right job for them, and helping clients find the right freelancer.

60

Builds mobile apps for small and medium-sized businesses that are typically handled by outsourced developers. It helps the client keep track of their employees and their weekly hours, track expenses, and generate invoices.

60

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.

60

The App Factory is building a platform to build, distribute, and manage applications from a team of developers and designers. It’s a mix of Slack, Trello, and Jira.

60

A platform that helps developers get paid in cryptocurrency. The company also wants to tackle the problem of freelancers not being able to get paid in cryptocurrency. The company currently has 10 employees and has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

60

This is a startup that uses artificial intelligence to provide insights about people’s emotional states and wants to use the data it gathers to develop emotional intelligence-based services.

60

A company building an on-demand system for the real estate industry. The startup is in the process of developing a web-based platform that allows customers to book appointments with mortgage brokers and appraisers.

60

A company that wants to provide a library of useful software for developers. They recently raised $500,000.

60

This startup is building a platform that helps sports teams track players’ health and performance in real-time. They are hosting a hackathon for developers to build the tech they’ve been developing in stealth mode.

60

A tool that helps developers create better apps by reducing the need to log into a bunch of different sites and apps to track their users. The startup is currently building out a product to help the Philadelphia Eagles build a better fan app.

60

Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

59

An API that gives developers access to a database of all the restaurants in a given area, with frequent check-ins and comments, and the ability to customize the menu.

59

A way for companies to develop their own custom software solutions, on the off chance that their size and size of their data doesn’t fit with the current mainframes.

59

A technology company that takes photo and video content, and makes it into a product that can be resold as an image or video stock. They’re also developing a platform to enable photo and video creatives to get paid for their work

59

A platform for companies to create, manage and track software development jobs, with a free software development life cycle.

59

A tool to help developers build apps that can access private health data.

59

A company that helps companies build mobile apps for different markets, including developing nations.

59

A tool for developers to create web applications that can interact with other online services.

59

"We are a group of experienced marketers and developers who believe in building companies that are powered by users and not investors. We want to move from a world of transactional businesses to ones that are built on relationships. Our mission is to build a platform that allows people to create and share their own content in the same way that they share links or photos on Facebook."

59

A new set of tools for developers to build and host their apps.

58

A startup run by former Microsoft employee Jason Pelczer, that’s developing a system for companies to accept crypto payments for their enterprise software. The company is targeting companies in the financial services sector.

58

A startup that wants to make fitness apps as accessible as possible. It’s developing a service that can do things like send texts to your phone with workout time reminders and sets reminders on your phone for you to work out.

58

A startup that connects developers with freelancers willing to do work for brands.

58

A tool for monitoring and forecasting the weather, with an API for developers to build apps on top of.

58

A tool for managing retail inventory, with an API that allows developers to pull inventory data from a range of different sources. The startup says they’ve already integrated with over 250 retailers.

57

A company that provides a solution to help companies with developing markets increase sales and marketing efforts via a centralized marketplace.

56

A startup for freelance developers and enterprise companies to get help with software development.

56

A mobile application that lets you trade money via peer-to-peer, similar to Venmo and other P2P apps. The startup is currently in development, with plans to launch in Q1 2019.

56

The company is developing an AI platform that uses machine learning to provide on-demand video content for brands. The platform is designed to help marketers better understand their customers and find opportunities to engage them.

56

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

56

A startup that allows developers to easily develop apps for blockchain technologies and ICOs.

56

This startup is developing an online platform for community members to receive and manage community and event information.

55

A tool for managers and work developers to manage the work of other people.

55

A platform that helps app developers create games that can be played from mobile and web.

55

A tool for people to develop, sell and deliver web content.

55

A company that distributes plastic bags to shoppers in developing countries so they can buy groceries on credit.

55

A platform that allows anyone to create a community for people who want to develop a product and generate revenue from it.

55

A product management platform for agencies, developers, and designers that helps companies plan, identify, prioritize, and integrate features for their software applications.

55

A startup that builds apps for the military to manage their supply chains. The military has developed a unique supply chain management process that needs to be made more accessible to civilians.

53

A startup that wants to develop a technology that allows cities to track air quality.

53

A product development platform for software startups.

53

The company is developing a software platform that connects freelancers, agencies or employers with service providers such as plumbers, electricians, acupuncturists, etc. It’s meant to make the process of hiring a service easier, with a marketplace for the service providers.

53

A startup that is building a new way to build apps for businesses by allowing any software developer to build a mobile app for other businesses.

53

A platform for an easy way to connect and build relationships with like-minded people. The startup is building a community for developers.

52

A platform for helping retailers and brands develop and manage their mobile strategies.

52

A tool for designers and developers to build games from scratch.

52

A startup developing a novel technology allowing people to exchange information in a way that is secure and private.

52

A B2B company that helps companies with “humorous branding development”.

52

A platform that enables customers to rate and review their favorite stores. The startup uses a crowdsourced model to encourage customer feedback and use it to guide the company’s product development.

51

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

51

A platform to help users and businesses build and share digital products with a team of developers, designers, and marketers.

51

A startup that wants to teach young people in the developing world about money management and financial literacy. It hopes to do this through written workbooks, games, and a messaging platform that supports peer-to-peer learning.

51

A microservices-based API which helps developers build applications which benefit from faster and more efficient data processing, often beyond traditional limits of the cloud.

51

This startup is building a platform to help people get money from friends and family. The company uses a paper check system that’s more commonly used in developing countries, and it plans to roll it out in the US, Canada, and Europe. They recently raised $1.5M in a seed round.

50

A single-page application framework that aims to let developers build highly-optimized mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Modernizr is used by over 100,000 developers.

50

A platform that helps developers of internet of things devices get their software into the hands of end users. The startup is focused on the “Internet of Stuff”, or the internet of things — a technology that allows everyday items to be connected to the internet and have their state monitored.

49

A company that makes it easier for developers to build apps for every device they can imagine: phone, tablet, tv, car, etc. The business is bootstrapped and has had a $1.3M in seed funding.

49

A VR software development studio that focuses on enterprise and industrial clients.

49

A startup that helps programmers write beautiful code, built on the fact that we’re all just doing the best we can with the tools we have and doesn’t expect its users to be professional programmers with developer-level command of the language it’s written in.

49

A customer support tool that helps companies make customer calls and unlock customer data with a single API. The startup is currently aiming to partner with larger companies to develop a customer support tool that scales for multiple products.

48

A startup that wants to help people in developing nations to access the global stock market in a way that helps them avoid high fees and complicated paperwork.

48

A startup for recording and sharing gameplay footage, enabling faster, more accurate collaborations between developers and players.

48

A startup that helps clients hire talented developers with a team of coders that can help answer questions.

48

A B2B company that helps companies find startups in other countries that can help them with prototyping or product development.

48

This startup is developing a new way to handle and store real-time data, with a focus on sharing across industries.

48

A blockchain startup developing a “decentralized protocol for recording and verifying the provenance of natural resources”.

47

 The startup's goal is to help build an open platform for publishing and sharing data between developers and scientists. They want to build a new experience for scientists to learn about the data they have, so they can get it into the hands of a broader developer community.

47

The startup is developing a product for companies that want to conduct on-demand interviews with applicants and potential employees.

47

A startup for men’s fashion and accessories, focused on developing “the next generation of traditional men’s brands”.

47

A tool that lets software developers build mobile apps without writing code. You’ll create your app design and then the software does the rest.

46

A company that develops a computer vision system for manufacturing equipment to reduce downtime to 15%.

46

A software company that provides a platform to allow employees to submit professional development suggestions that are then implemented as part of a company’s onboarding process. The startup has signed on 5 companies and is profitable.

45

An automated way for companies to build their own mobile applications. The startup’s founders say that it allows companies to create applications without having to hire developers or design them from scratch.

45

OpenPlans is a software company that helps people find a new home to buy, using data from real estate brokers and public records. They’ve raised over $5 million to date, and are now focused on building a platform for other developers to build on.

45

A start-up that builds small devices for the home to measure temperature, humidity, and other factors. The company is also developing an indoor location service.

44

 A set of cloud-based tools for optimizing websites, including a web-based editor, to help web developers find bugs.

44

A platform that allows developers to build and sell applications for companies that want to offer or manage a loyalty program.

43

A B2B product that allows users to manage and track expenses related to their professional development program. It’s free for startups and small businesses.

43

A business that wants to create a bank that runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It’s planning to use revenue from that bank to fund the company’s own blockchain development.

43

This startup is developing the first FDA-approved small animal pain drug.

43

A software development company that tries to reduce the number of bugs in a product by having customers pretend to be nonspeaking computers.

43

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.

42

A startup that’s developing a platform to help real estate agents find more rental properties by searching for apartments on sites like Zillow and Rent.com.

42

A tool for web developers to build custom fonts, cutting down on the time it takes to get a font approved for use on a website.

42

A startup that provides a platform for developers to create a virtual reality experience for customers. The startup is building out a marketplace for developers to sell their work.

42

A startup that wants to build a system to help people in the developing world manage and track their food using a mobile phone. It’s building a platform that allows customers to buy and sell food using a mobile phone and a credit card.

42

A Y Combinator company that wants to make it easy for users and developers to integrate and track all of their different online services.

41

A platform that connects software developers, designers and marketers with companies who want to release a product or service.

41

A company that builds “invisible” security cameras. With the launch of its new product, it’s gone from just a developer to a company with over 50 employees.

41

A software platform that facilitates the integration of payments into software apps, making it easier for developers to build and monetize their apps.

41

A startup that’s developing a software platform that lets retailers design and sell customized products, like clothes and accessories, and then sell them via social media marketing.

40

A company that helps businesses develop more effective marketing plans

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The startup is simplifying the process of encrypting files by bringing high-end encryption to small businesses, with an API that lets developers create their own encryption tools.

39

A startup that worked with a university to develop new materials for 3D printing that are conductive and conductive-free.

39

A two-year-old startup that builds tools for the lucrative e-commerce market in China. The startup has a system that allows online shoppers to track orders, and has a team of about 20 full-time developers.

39

A system that provides investors with a pipeline of startups being developed by a team of engineers in a private community. Investors can then get news about new startups, early access to the resulting product, and they can build their portfolio of seed-stage companies.

39

The startup builds a digital marketing platform for B2B software development companies. The startup has raised $2.5 million from investors including GSR Ventures, Techstars, and others.

39

A mobile platform that helps users find nearby parking via mobile device. The startup is building the technology from ground up, with a new API that can be used by parking lot owners and app developers to get parking data.

39

A company developing a wireless, easy-to-install smart lock for houses. The product is designed to work with both traditional deadbolts and smart locks.

39

A platform for companies to send and receive money from customers and suppliers very cheaply. It aims to be the PayPal of the developing world.

39

A smartphone case that stores a business card, works as a stylus, and can charge your phone. The case is developed by a local craftsman in Taiwan.

39

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

39

A toolbox and SDK that helps web and mobile developers build mobile games, apps, and e-learning experiences. The company has about 1,300 customers building over 200 apps and games, with over 30 acquisitions in the past two years.

38

A startup that combines genomics, synthetic biology and computer science to develop new pharmaceuticals. The startup recently took in $100,000 from investors like Charles River Ventures and Simon Kucher.

38

Taking the speed and agility of the mobile web and developing a platform that can be used on any device, including desktops. The startup, which was started in 2013, is one of the few startups creating a truly mobile web application.

38

A tool for medical product development, aimed at pharma companies and biotech startups.

38

A tool that helps developers find freelance opportunities, and for freelancers to find work.

38

A platform for building out a SaaS-enabled multi-channel marketing campaign. The startup is now focused on developing its own SaaS product.

38

A startup developer for building apps that can turn users into brand advocates.

38

A tool for making mockups of websites, to make it easier for designers and developers to collaborate.

37

A software development platform for custom software that helps companies get software built faster.

37

A code library that makes it easier to build React Native apps, as opposed to the traditional NativeScript process that requires developers to learn a new framework.

36

A startup developing a platform for employees to be notified of their schedule, get a link to the correct file, and set up auto-expiring files. The startup is mainly focused on the logistics of building out their system and should have a better idea of when they’ll launch by the end of the year.

36

A startup building a platform that allows developers to build apps that work on a variety of different devices, such as an iPhone, a Samsung, or a Motorola.

36

A Chrome app that enables web developers to debug their sites.

36

A company that helps SMBs with business development, marketing, and sales, which it says is a $1 billion market in the US.

36

A startup that makes it easier to develop apps and websites for the web, Android, and iOS.

36

Some of the ideas listed in this section are not considered to be ideas per se but instead products in development.

36

“A cross-platform software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to easily use and build applications for the Amazon Echo smart speaker.”

36

The startup is developing a new product in the self-serve kiosk market and is looking for seed funding

36

"Mashape’s mission is to help small businesses grow and scale. Mashape has developed a suite of tools that allow small businesses to manage their businesses from a central platform. This can be anything from scheduling a meeting to processing invoices. Using Mashape, small businesses can focus on running their business and not their IT. Mashape’s platform is designed to be easy to use and free for small businesses."

36

A next-generation web development platform built on blockchain, which allows developers to build their own decentralized apps.

35

A startup that connects companies that need a developer to work on their mobile app with those looking to hire a developer.

35

A software company trying to solve the problems with digital payments in developing markets, where mobile banking is still a novelty. The startup wants to provide a solution that’s simple, easy, and secure.

35

A tool that lets teams and companies develop and manage a smarter mobile app. The app can pick up on text messages that contain keywords related to the app’s sales and communicate with customers to upsell them and offer promotions.

35

A platform to connect business development teams with software engineers, with the goal of improving software quality by letting teams work more closely together with a smoother onboarding process.

35

A web services platform that connects developers and organizations to build web-based apps to run on any device.

34

A startup that helps designers and developers build custom plugins for their sites.

34

The company wants to become the Amazon of US foreign aid. It wants to help US citizens save money on international travel and give non-profits and governments more money to spend in the developing world.

34

A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

33

A software development and engineering company that builds mobile apps for enterprise customers.

33

A digital marketing agency for mobile app developers, focused on helping them to grow their businesses. The startup is a spin-off from a digital marketing agency, and has raised $1.1M in seed funding so far.

33

A personal development and productivity tool that helps you organize your day and tasks into a visual timeline.

33

Indiagames is a venture backed company that is building technology to help Indian game developers and publishers grow their market.

33

Rather than outsourcing maintenance of on-premises equipment, a startup called LifeSpan develops and sells cloud-based tools that help companies manage their equipment. It’s based in Austin, Texas.

33

A company developing a platform for businesses to manage the relationship between employees and customers.

33

A B2B product-development platform that allows companies to utilize the capabilities of their own internal developers.

33

Builds a “design-as-code” tool for product development.

33

A company that provides an API that lets other companies and developers integrate their tools with the start-up’s platform.

33

A SaaS that serves as a “commercial intranet” for companies, developed by a former Microsoft executive. The company says it has nearly 1,000 customers and has raised $30 million in funding.

33

A tool that lets you book software development services on Elance

32

A startup developing a new type of LED lamp that uses less power, lasts longer and has a smaller carbon footprint.

32

A developer of software that teaches programmers how to be better at data visualization, developing and releasing new courses in the field.

32

 This startup is building a marketplace for mobile developers to find developers and build apps.

32

A tool that helps your developers move from a single-page app to a more complex multi-page app.

32

A new startup that wants to provide a way for investors to connect with companies in the early stages of development, with a focus on B2B companies. The founder said it has around $24 million in funding so far, and has already worked with companies like TaskRabbit, Instacart, and Stripe.

31

A startup that wants to help people build a retirement plan that can be adjusted and updated as the needs of their life change. The startup’s platform is built on top of a series of APIs and a software development kit.

31

A mobile application development platform that helps bring to life the idea for a mobile app that helps in the development of an innovative product.

31

A startup helping developers build apps that integrate with physical devices via a new way of connecting to IoT sensors via a smartphone.

31

Startup looking to make it easier to receive medical care in the developing world.

30

A platform that allows people to find and buy products throughout the world. The startup is developing a global marketplace for goods and services.

30

A company that helps HR departments with the onboarding, training and development of their employees.

30

A social network for mobile app developers. The startup wants to make it easy for developers to create and design their apps.

30

A tool for extenders to find supplements and medicines for arthritis and other conditions. The company is also developing a delivery system for the delivery of these medicines.

29

A startup that helps people develop a retirement plan, track what their savings are and transfer them to a new retirement home. The startup is in nine other countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

29

A startup looking to gain a foothold in business software for the real estate industry. The startup’s platform aims to help brokers, agents and developers collaborate on the back-end of their work.

29

A startup seeking to raise $150,000 to begin developing a platform that tracks how a business uses their social media and how it affects sales.

29

Ira is a tool that helps people manage and communicate with their business partners and suppliers. The business development team can use the platform to find and get to know new partners, and the sales team can help handle communication, relationships, and resources, all in one place.

28

A new service called WeWork Connect, for real estate developers and investors.

28

A company that focuses on a specific vertical, like consulting or data science. It’s a subscription service for software developers, focusing on the areas they’re most well-versed in. They’re working with other companies in that vertical.

28

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

28

A software platform that allows IT to design and develop, then automate the whole process.

28

A startup that wants to help farmers in the developing world sell their produce, and thus increase their income.

27

A tool meant to simplify the process of building and maintaining a slide deck for an investor presentation in order to minimize the need for custom development.

27

Launched in May, the startup is working with the FCC and other agencies to build a new framework for monitoring and certifying mobile devices in a more transparent and decentralized fashion. The startup is developing an app that uses AI to monitor the data and use it to provide performance and security information.

27

A tool that helps programmers craft their apps and websites faster. It’s built as a collaboration tool that allows developers to work on the same app idea at the same time.

27

A startup that helps companies manage the sales process from product development through to shipping. It’s a B2B software company that caters to B2C e-commerce companies.

27

A company that helps companies in developing countries get banking services. They’re currently in talks with several banks in India.

26

A startup for crowd-sourcing, developed by the founders of Yelp, to help providers compete for customers. It’s currently a beta app, but the founders say it will be available for businesses to use in the coming weeks. If it catches on, it could disrupt the way users find and book services by grouping a person’s needs in front of a provider that has been vetted by the community.

26

Founded by a pair of former Stripe engineers, this startup helps companies store and deliver their data in a way that is accessible to developers.

26

A French startup that wants to bring a more accessible way to access financial services to the unbanked in developing countries. The startup is building a mobile app that connects to the bank account of the unbanked, and then allows them to make international transfers and even cash out to a local currency.

26

A startup that helps people get the most out of the 1.5 million items they have stored in their kitchen and pantry with a web-based software that allows them to create shopping lists, organize items, and track purchases. They’re also developing a separate mobile app.

26

The startup is building a library for designers and developers to share designs, and is looking to sell the designs for businesses to use.

25

Part of the problem with software is that it’s hard to measure how well an app is working. AppZilla wanted to solve that problem by building a platform for developers to track their app’s stats. The startup is focusing on mobile apps, and has already raised $1.5 million.

24

A product that helps cities develop better mobility plans.

24

This startup is building a storage system for virtual reality developers that allows them to create large-scale worlds that interact with each other and with users.

24

This SaaS company is creating a platform that lets mobile developers build apps natively for two of the most important devices people have, their phones and their TVs.

24

A tool for mobile developers to integrate their apps with third-party tools in order to save time and money, and a more efficient way to do things.

23

A small team of developers and designers are building a simple, yet comprehensive, social network for everyone.

23

This startup is developing a platform that aims to reduce the number of phone calls a doctor makes to patients.

22

A startup focused on the healthcare industry that partners with pharmaceutical companies to build data products to make drug development more efficient.

22

A startup working to democratize credit in the developing world, creating a new financial product that would give people access to credit in a way they haven’t had before. The company, which was founded in India, wants to make it more affordable for people in the developing world to use and maintain credit.

22

 Tapping into a $30bn market, the startup wants to create “e-commerce for the developing world.”

22

A team of engineers are developing a product platform for software development and automation. Their first product is a small team of bots that let you instantly communicate with anyone on Slack, and they are also developing conversational AI tools to automate tasks.

21

A startup for finding and booking travel that uses a bank of 5,000 itineraries to provide personal customization. It’s in the phase of becoming a booking site, with a desktop app in development, and a plan to open it up to all users.

21

“A desktop-based tool for managing and reporting on commercial printing jobs”, this startup is developing a software tool for printing and printing services firms that are based on solid data science.

20

A tool that makes it easy to create software exports from a website into the code the developer needs. It’s like a “convert code to source” tool for web developers.

19

A startup that allows for a visual representation of any API, to help developers quickly see what information they have access to.

18

A digital platform for companies to develop and manage their social media accounts. The company has more than 1,000 clients, earning a revenue of $1 million in the first year of launch.

17

A startup that helps early-stage companies with financial product development.

16

A tool with a simple design that helps organizations and software developers build and manage their websites. It’s focused on small-to-medium businesses.

16

The startup has developed a way to bring the flexibility, speed, and cost-efficiency of digital printing to the printing industry. The company is building a digital printing platform for professional print jobs, with the goal of replacing traditional printing services. They’re currently in the YC Winter 2019 batch.

15

A startup that helps developers build smart-home systems. The startup has raised $20 million in venture backing and currently has a team of 15 in San Francisco.

15

A company that connects app developers with potential customers through their own social networks.

15

A credit card processing tool for people in developing countries. The credit card can be used to buy goods online from retailers all over the world.

13

A startup that makes a tool for developers to manage development processes from their desktops

13

A company that is developing a technology that uses blockchain to track and trace a product’s journey from the farm to the home, to protect farmers and consumers from pests and contaminants.

13

A platform for selling and buying fixed-rate loans. The company is developed by former Citi, UBS, KKR and S&P executives.

12

A web-based tool that connects customers with freelance professionals for a variety of tasks, ranging from website development to graphic design to transcription.

12

A startup that helps people find and find freelance workers for small jobs, such as research, development, and writing.

11

In the same vein, this company is building an API that will help developers integrate their platforms with other financial services.

11

A platform for small businesses to rent or lease their storefronts, with a backend API that developers can use to build apps for managing rental inventory and payments.

10

A startup that lets users pay for their own ads on websites and social media. The startup is also announcing its first acquisition, a company called ad optimization engine Storefront that has developed a technology to show ads to people based on their demographic profile.

9

 A connected device that connects a person’s body to their social network via a bracelet, allowing them to monitor their fitness and coaching needs, connect with friends, and be more active. The device, which is being developed by a team of former Google employees, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

9

A startup that helps companies provide “full-stack” support for their products, from product design and development through sales and support.

8

A company that helps developers build apps for the iPhone. The startup already has 7 clients, including the Obama campaign, and plans to go public in the first quarter of 2020.

8

A startup that helps business development teams build and maintain their relationships with customers by offering a direct line of communication that is always available.

8

A platform for hiring freelance developers and designers.

8

A developer of touchscreen keyboards for touchscreen devices.

2

A startup working to build a developer portal for content creators.

1

A health care startup developing a personalized AI-based platform for health care and insurance.

1

Idea: A software tool for developers to build sites for the web, iOS and Android

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Idea: Track your child’s development with a sensor-filled vest

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Idea: Online marketplace for web developers

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Idea: A mobile ad network for the developing world

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Idea: A tool that helps you develop “driverless” presentations for business

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Idea: Automatic generation of admin / developer portal

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Idea: Design-first API for non-developers

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Idea: A single platform that allows developers to monitor apps, see the impact they have on the web, and see the performance of any single API endpoint

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Idea: Take the New York Times model and apply it to content for developers

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Idea: A startup for connecting software developers with companies that want to build in-house software

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Idea: A blockchain-based protocol for developing, operating, and governing decentralized applications and organizations

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Idea: A startup building tools for developers to build, secure, and deploy machine learning and data science models This is the “serverless” version of their main product

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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: A platform for managing the entire process of developing, tracking and paying for a freelance project

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Idea: Use crowdsourced data to build a universal language translation app for developers

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

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Idea: No-code developer tools for enterprise

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Idea: A platform that helps companies manage the developer experience across different platforms, like AWS, Heroku and Google Cloud

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Idea: Append-only log that helps developers debug problems

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Idea: A job-matching platform for companies and local economies in developing countries The company works with local governments and communities to create a better match between employers and job seekers

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Idea: A startup that helps engineering managers coordinate software development teams

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Idea: A Google for the developing world — a voice-controlled search tool that provides all the same functionality as Google, but in a way that works for people who

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Idea: A self-service toolkit that helps companies organize their internal product development process so they can more efficiently build new features and fix bugs

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Idea: A startup that helps developers build native apps for their companies It provides a development framework that can be incorporated into other software

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Idea: A way to bring “native apps to the web”, so developers can build applications that behave natively in browsers

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Idea: A software company that is building a platform for providing medical care in developing countries Their technology makes it easier to find and train medical staff who are willing to work abroad, and more affordable for the organizations that need them

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iphree creates a micro-grid for off-the-grid communities in developing countries. It currently has a pilot project in Cameroon.

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Idea: This startup is building a low-code application development platform. It’s currently used by companies like AppDirect, eero, and Stripe.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a professional development platform for teachers, with a focus on helping them find and communicate with other teachers they can learn from.

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Idea: A startup that connects pro developers to people looking for help building apps, with the developer taking a cut of the project.

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Idea: A platform for building custom apps for drug trials, allowing researchers to quickly develop and deploy apps that streamline trials.

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Idea: A startup offering a suite of tools for mobile app developers to help them build and operate mobile apps for companies with large enterprise clients. The company has $5,000 in monthly recurring revenue and is currently working with 25 customers.

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Idea: An education platform for coding. With an estimated 1.5 million job openings in the next 5 years, the founders say they’ve got an opportunity to help provide the next generation of developers with

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Idea: The startup has developed a way for people to share live video with each other while also seeing what others are seeing in real-time. It’s an app where viewers can see what’s happening, but the creator of the video is in control of what they see. It’s modeled a bit like Instagram Stories, but the app wants to become a hub for live video streaming.

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Idea: A desktop software platform that helps companies design and build enterprise apps. The startup’s first customer is a large construction company, and it’s currently building a SaaS product that helps developers quickly build enterprise apps.

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Idea: A startup that provides a payments API for developers building offline commerce apps.

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Idea: A startup that matches freelance developers with smaller startups looking for engineers.

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Idea: A hardware startup looking to build a “developer’s dream”, a library of easy-to-use and open source hardware tools for electronics prototyping.

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Idea: Fuctional programming is one of the frontiers of software development, and this startup is building a tool to help developers better understand the functional code they’re writing.

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This software company is building a platform for developers to use in building apps that can read and process information from multiple data sources, including Telegram.

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A platform that helps developers market their apps. The company wants to help software companies build more successful mobile apps.

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A startup that provides a way to track the development of software code with software developers and project managers.

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 A tool for finding and building mobile apps. The startup wants to be a hub for developers to build apps across multiple platforms.

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This is a platform for managing and deploying code, with a focus on making it easy for developers to share their

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A software company that helps companies manage their mobile app development process.

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A startup that develops a commodity that people can't easily get anywhere else

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