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A device that can measure how much a plant needs to water its roots and send that data to a mobile app.

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A software company that makes a device that allows users to monitor their home energy use and adjust it remotely.

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A startup that provides a platform for managing and connecting third-party software for mobile devices The company says it has $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue, mainly from Android

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A protocol for sending commands to IoT devices that are out of reach or don’t have Wi-Fi.

146

A new startup that wants to make the world’s smallest USB hub, allowing users to plug in multiple USB devices (keyboards, monitors, etc) into a single port

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Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

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A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

131

A platform that connects employees to various services via mobile apps and an API. The startup is building out a platform that lets companies grant permission to employees to use their mobile devices to access services and apps.

121

A tool that allows users to quickly find a doctor and schedule a visit from their mobile device. The startup’s website is now a platform for thousands of doctors in the US to set appointments on a first-come first-serve basis.

117

The startup is building an ecosystem of connected devices that’s meant to make the kitchen smarter. It’s a modular system, with sensors such as a thermometer and a oven that work together to track food and cook times.

116

A company that builds vehicle tracking devices for businesses like car washes to help them better understand their workers’ locations.

111

A device that can be attached to a bicycle seat post to help bikers and runners track their stats.

111

A company that wants to be the “Uber of home security”, letting people pay for home security devices with their credit cards and then let the company handle the rest. The company has raised $10 million in a Series A.

105

A startup that sells a USB-connected device that allows you to remotely control your home’s lights and television, and allow users to launch and log into apps on their phones.

103

A company that is building devices for the elderly that monitor their blood sugar levels.

99

Hardware startup building a device that uses body heat to cut down on your energy consumption.

98

A device that allows workers to log their time and expenses on their phones, and share with their employer.

98

A mobile app that helps you send emails from your mobile device.

97

A computer vision startup that wants to make it possible for medical devices to “see”.

97

A startup that aggregates offline data on a device and allows it to be accessed by other applications.

96

A startup that helps you make your house a solar-powered, internet-connected network, allowing you to control lights, appliances and other devices through an app.

96

A startup that makes a reusable and portable medical device that helps people keep their wounds clean

95

The company’s first product is a credit card reader that plugs into a mobile device. It’s meant to work with a smartphone’s wireless charging capabilities.

95

A company that looks to take the data from the medical devices in your home and learn what your body needs to stay healthy. CIMA aims to build an AI-powered platform that can help you better manage all your health data, and then recommend medications based on what your body needs.

93

A motorized, wearable device that can put you in touch with your employees when you’re away.

93

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

92

A wearable device that monitors your heart rate and breathing patterns to help treat sleep apnea.

92

Motion-tracking device that can be used with any smartphone.

91

A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

91

A device that can pacify nervous horses

91

An AI-powered product that converts music into a format that sounds good on all of your devices.

91

The founders of this startup are building a device to help you identify the origin of your food. It can be used to eliminate food fraud, and help the world’s poorest populations.

90

A startup that helps companies set up a session-based video conference system that can be used on any device.

90

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

89

A startup that allows your smartphone to operate as a wearable device that can track your movements, showing you how much exercise you’re getting.

89

It’s a lifestyle music service, where you can access your library from any device and listen to the music in whatever order you want. You can also pay for a subscription to get access to a wider library.

89

This startup in the UK is building a tool that helps people keep track of the time they spend on their phones and other devices.

89

A hardware company that wants to create smart hardware to help people manage their lives. The company wants to build smart devices that can help people find what they’re looking for, identify emotions, monitor health, and automate household tasks.

89

A company that makes a device to check a car's oil level and health. It plugs into a car's OBD port, and aims to eliminate the need to buy and install an expensive oil change tool.

88

a wearable device that plays video games

88

 A company that wants to make it easy for companies to monitor work performance and productivity through smart devices like phones and wearables.

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.

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A platform that will allow you to make adjustments to your iPhone or iPad without having to open it up. The startup is focused on making it easier for people to tweak their iOS devices.

88

A smart home system that uses AI to manage lighting, connected devices, and thermostats.

88

A startup that makes and sells a $25 hardware device that plugs into your smartphone and lets you make maps of the world.

87

A health care technology company that wants to build a device that can measure your body’s cortisol levels to determine your stress levels.

86

A company that makes a printable device for measuring the distance between two objects. The product is a small, inexpensive laser point that can be attached to things like cell phones, cameras, and other devices.

86

A glance on the apps you use across all devices. It’s a security firm looking to make sure you aren’t using an app on multiple devices that has been hacked.

86

A tablet organizer that aims to keep the iPad in sync with your desktop and other devices.

85

A tool that helps companies create software that can be run across multiple devices, using HTML5.

85

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.

84

A wearable device that tracks running and biking data and can communicate with a smartphone app. The startup wants to make it easy to get new workouts and track progress without having to purchase a wearable or smartphone apps.

84

A hardware company that builds its own Bluetooth devices with a focus on connecting medical devices to the internet. It recently raised $5 million in a Series A led by Family Offices.

83

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

83

A SaaS platform that helps IT teams automatically create a repeatable, secure, and reliable infrastructure for IoT/edge devices.

83

A medical device to help with back pain

83

A medical device that helps doctors monitor patients with diabetes.

82

A startup that makes a device to help people sleep better It’s built like a thermos with a spout that releases humidified air

81

A startup that sells a device that measures the humidity in your home and helps you manage your dry air

81

A company that will allow you to stream your favorite TV show to any TV device in your house. The company is building a platform to stream video from any streaming platform to any device, including TVs, computers, game consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and anything else that can play video.

81

A mobile payments product that allows shoppers to pay for items on any device that supports NFC. The startup is building a payment platform for apps and retailers, as well as a recharge service.

80

Trying to arm the elderly with a health monitoring device that allows them to get reminders about medication, blood pressure, and other dangerous health conditions.

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A startup that makes a product called “The Wig”, a wearable device that can tell you if you have a fever or not by reading your face

80

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 working on a new communications protocol for decentralized networks. The company aims to build a network of devices that can communicate without relying on centralized servers.

79

A startup that powers the internet of things by allowing any connected device to be programmable for voice control, whether that be a home security system or a self-driving car.

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A messaging app, with a mobile web client to allow for SMS-based communication without a smartphone. The company is working on a browser-based client for non-mobile devices and has raised $3.5M in funding from Y Combinator.

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A hardware startup that builds medical devices. It’s the first company to make a 3D printer for producing pacemakers.

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The startup, based in the Netherlands, has built a device that turns any Android smartphone into a camera. It promises to ease the process of sharing photos, while also allowing users to take photos that are harder to take with a traditional camera.

78

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

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 company that sells a device to keep your television screen from interfering with the signal you’re watching.

76

A company that provides a platform for the ability to manage, track and process all of the data generated by the billions of sensors that are embedded in the world’s devices.

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A system for monitoring and controlling IoT devices.

76

A startup that promises to improve the reliability of your WiFi, by giving you a constant connection to the internet even when you’re in an area with weak signals. The idea is pretty simple — by bouncing a signal off of a cell tower, the startup is able to provide a stronger signal to the device. At the moment, it’s in a sort of alpha stage — the company will be launching a Kickstarter in early 2016 to help fund a smartphone app, which will then be released for the general public.

76

This company is building the next generation of the internet of things device. The startup can send notifications to sensors, over Bluetooth, on smartphones, and even on laptops with a gesture.

76

This startup is making lifestyle capture devices that help people remember what they’re doing and where they’ve been at all times. It’s like a Fitbit and a Misfit combined.

76

A startup that wants to use facial recognition to make it easier for companies to manage employee access to their accounts and devices. The idea is that this startup serves as a “supervisor of the cloud”.

75

A startup that makes a universal remote that can control all the devices in your home

74

Caringo is a startup that is building a new category of Internet of Things (IoT) device – a SaaS platform that lets you create a device of your own with a few simple clicks, and then deploy it into the world as a service.

74

Intuition has created a connected digital device that can be used to help handicapped people with daily tasks.

74

A company that makes a small device that cools down the air in your car.

74

A platform that gives you the ability to broadcast live video from your phone. The startup wants to bring a “Facebook Live” like experience to mobile devices, but with better quality.

74

Amazon Alexa has invaded every household in the US. The company wants to make the device even more useful, by adding a voice-controlled interface for apps.

74

Fitness-tracking software that ties into a wearable device. It tracks your workouts and can get your fitness data into your fitness app or website.

74

A startup that wants to make your money work for you, without having to do the work yourself. The company’s first product is a small device that makes it easier for people to open their credit card accounts, and has plans to expand to other financial products like insurance.

74

A platform for managing connected devices in the home, that connects devices to a single hub.

74

A tool that can show you how your website will look on different devices and browsers.

74

A startup that makes a device that attaches to your phone and acts as a bubble level

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 product that tracks the digital footprints of their clients (by tracking device signals) and then uses machine learning algorithms to predict what they’re going to do next. They want to use this data to build a digital reputation system for brands.

73

A company that uses real-time technology to make sure that your home security system is always on, and that it can be accessed by your family members and friends. It’s also a tool to protect against cyber thieves who could potentially hack into your devices.

73

This startup is building a personal finance app that lets users save money by exchanging their data for rewards, and then seeing the points they earn in real-time through an app for their mobile device.

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The idea: A mobile phone that can be powered by your body movement, rather than by a battery. The goal is for the device to be small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to run a full computer. The company was founded in May 2016 by two ex-Apple engineers.

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An ad tech company that’s building a new technology that they say has the potential to significantly change the way digital advertising is purchased and sold. The company’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the digital advertising market by giving advertisers complete control of their ad campaigns, directly from their desktop and mobile devices.

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A mobile device management company, whose software allows businesses to track and manage both physical and electronic devices.

72

A company that combines a wearables platform, a wearable device, and a smartphone app to improve the health of its users.

71

This startup is building a new version of the Apple TV. The new device will be a small, small sized device that will turn the TV into a smart TV.

71

The first wearable fitness tracking device that’s a 25% slimmer than Apple Watch, with a rotating bezel.

71

A startup that’s building a medical device that can be worn like a watch to measure a person’s heart rate throughout the day.

71

A startup that wants to build a platform for managing and organizing your entire digital life. It’s a way to keep things organized on all your devices, including a “calendar of everything” that can be accessed from any device.

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A startup founded by Apple alum, which aims to make it easier for people to clean their devices. In exchange for every $10 the company makes, it donates $1 to environmental causes.

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An iPhone app that makes it easier to share data between devices.

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A device to help people manage their energy usage, with the goal of making it easier to track, and incentivizing efficiency.

69

A healthcare company that has designed a device to use a smartphone’s camera to detect tumors

69

A new company that builds a unique device for kick-starting engines in cars.

68

A seed-stage startup that features an AI-based platform for managing and automating the operations of supply chain logistics. The platform allows companies to move more goods and save money through the use of smart devices, AI, and robotics.

68

A startup that’s making it easier for users to supercharge their mobile devices by pairing them with high-performance wireless chargers. Its 10K program is now open for sign-ups.

68

A mobile app that helps people find lost items with the help of a special tracker device they keep in their pockets.

68

A platform that lets companies and organizations create and manage a portfolio of video shows. The platform makes it easy for anyone to create a show and for it to be consumed, including viewers on mobile devices. The company is in seed funding, and planning to launch in Q4 2019

67

A system that allows school districts to scale their curriculum and manage it across multiple devices.

66

A smart app that keeps track of your health and wellness. The startup is working on a sensor that can be attached to a band or other wearable device and track vitals like heart rate, body temperature, and more.

65

A startup that sells modular smart-home devices aimed at delivering better ‘integrated’ home technology.

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This SaaS company helps doctors and patients collaborate on medical records. The founders are also building a medical device to connect a patient’s vital signs to medical professionals.

65

A device that allows people to sync and manage their home energy usage, with an app to help users understand their energy usage and plan expenditures.

64

A fitness tracking device that’s been downloaded over 3 million times, has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the App Store, and was sold to Apple. It’s been used by over 60 million people and is now the best-selling fitness tracker on the market. It’s profitable and has a $300 million valuation.

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A startup that makes a physical device that allows you to connect to any wireless network by plugging it into an electrical outlet

62

A startup that takes on the issues facing small and medium sized companies in the industry with a cloud-based platform they say is “built for the employee experience”. The platform hopes to give employees more time and flexibility to be productive, with features like the ability to manage and access workers from any device, a “private” chat room, and an inbox for all communication.

62

A hardware startup that’s building a way for software to run on physical products, such as a keyboard or a mouse, instead of being software-only. The startup wants to create a device that can connect to a computer and transform a physical object into a fully-functional computer.

61

A software company that helps IoT devices connect to the internet. The company initially grew out of a maker of the exact same products with a smaller market, and it wants to grow into the larger IoT market.

61

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.

60

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

60

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

60

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.

60

A way to measure and report on a person’s location and movements in real-time, without requiring a wearable device.

59

This startup sells a device which allows you to use the power of your smartphone to map out and visualize the power consumption of any device connected to a power grid.

58

A file-syncing app that works across multiple platforms, enabling users to sync files across all of their devices.

58

A company that builds 3D-printed prosthetic hands and other medical devices that can be 3D-printed at home, with a focus on helping veterans.

58

A software/hardware company that builds AI-powered IoT devices like TVs and speakers.

58

A product that helps people manage their health and fitness goals by aggregating data from wearable devices.

57

This is a messaging platform that works with Slack and Google Apps so you can talk about deadlines and collaboration from any device. The startup says it has already helped over 250 companies and is looking to scale.

57

Ex-Google engineers are building a new living room device they call the “Echo” that’s essentially a giant voice-controlled speaker. The device is a stripped-down, Google-made version of the Google Home, and can be controlled by voice, music, and TV apps. It’s set to launch in November.

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A startup that helps companies identify the best devices for their use cases, using machine learning.

56

An enterprise resource planning solution for small businesses that lets them share key financial data with a single dashboard, rather than using different apps on different devices.

54

A company that makes a device that lets you “reverse engineer” your phone to see what’s on the other side.

54

A platform for building connected home products with a focus on security and automation. The startup aims to compete with existing standards like Thread and Nest that can manage connected devices.

54

A hand-held device to track and manage medical supplies and patient inventory

53

This startup wants to make it easier for people to sell their used gadgets and electronics. It wants to give users free website or app hosting and a platform for selling their devices and accessories.

53

A startup that offers companies and employees a remote access to their company’s data from any device, as long as it's connected to the internet.

53

A startup that is building a software-defined radio for IoT, allowing devices to connect directly to the internet. It’s a layer of software that sits between the radio chip manufacturer and the end user.

53

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.

52

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.

52

One of the leaders in the IoT market, Flow creates a large range of connected devices for homes and businesses that automate things like lighting and security.

52

A distributed blockchain that can accommodate the 100,000 transactions per second that will be needed for the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

52

A video platform that works across social media and mobile devices

52

A startup that helps users make YouTube videos using live video from their mobile devices.

52

A device for the elderly that monitors what’s going on with their blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels. The company also wants to build a “elderly safe” home that automatically adjusts itself to the needs of the elderly.

51

A backend platform for the “internet of things”, which connects all the devices in your house. The backend is a piece of software that runs on an app on your phone which connects all the devices in your house. It’s a way to connect all the devices in your house, give voice commands, and get things to do on your schedule.

51

A startup that wants to help you manage your social media accounts with the goal of making it easy to run the same account across multiple devices.

51

A Chicago company that makes medical device packaging that looks like it was made in the 1950s.

51

A gaming and entertainment company that builds audio and video streaming MMORPGs for connected devices.

50

A startup that wants to make it easier to build internet services for internet-connected devices, especially those that aren’t smartphones.

50

A device that can act as a second screen for your smartphone, beaming to your TV or a projector. The startup is focused on the touchscreen issue, as the screen is often the weak link in smartphone use.

50

A startup that helps its users automatically take better screenshots, including those of mobile devices. It’s like a smartphone’s automatic screenshot function but for computers.

50

A video conferencing platform that’s powered by the cloud and designed to work on all devices. It’s already integrated with Slack, allowing customers to schedule meetings from anywhere and get notifications when they’re available.

50

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.

50

A startup that sells a $10 device for managing your finances.

49

Health 2.0 is a digital health data platform that lets users upload and share raw health data from wearable devices like Fitbits, and add insights and comments.

48

A mobile app that focuses on the experience of the user, instead of the device.

48

A platform that allows users to sign in to various apps, and then track and monitor their health and fitness through their device. The startup, which launched in 2017, is now in over 30 countries across the world and has over 100,000 members.

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This wearable device generates a heat map of the area around the wearer’s head, allowing him to better understand his environment.

47

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

47

A startup that makes a medical device for monitoring vital signs and connecting to an app. The startup aims to save lives by simplifying and automating the processes that are often done by nurses.

47

A wearable device that uses a sensor to measure how much CO2 each person is emitting. The startup is looking to reinvent the carbon footprint game by working with employers to offer discounts to employees who can reduce their emissions.

46

A SaaS that lets people collaborate and work together on inexpensive, low-power devices. The team is working with a handful of clients, but more are in the pipeline.

46

A company that designs and manufactures 3D printed medical devices. The startup wants to build a device that helps the blind navigate and helps the visually impaired to see better. It’s working with an area hospital and hopes to have a product out this year.

46

A tool that helps you manage multiple to-do lists, in different formats, all in one place, with cloud-based syncing across all your devices.

46

A sensor embedded into a device that allows it to communicate with a connected phone and let the maker know if the device is being moved and where it’s being moved to. The sensor would also allow the maker some control over the device.

45

A startup that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to track the performance of a medical device, allowing doctors to debug and improve its operation.

45

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.

45

This is an open source project to create a webOS-like platform for a variety of mobile devices.

45

A smart device that can monitor sleep cycles and ease the process of getting a better night's sleep. The startup is building out a smart device to help people sleep better.

45

A medical device startup that’s trying to simplify the medical industry by tracking and improving on the performance of injectable drugs.

45

A company that provides a “wearable” device for monitoring blood sugar. It was founded in Boston by a team of MIT graduates.

45

A company that makes a service that turns any connected device into a smart home hub, enabling users to control various smart home devices with their smartphone.

45

A music discovery service that lets people upload music from their phones to play on all their devices, creating a sort of Pandora for your mobile devices.

45

A startup that wants to use mobile devices as a way to track and visualize illicit activity.

45

 A wearable device for detecting and tracking the movements of patients by their bedside.

45

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

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A startup that wants to create a unified messaging platform for every device in a person’s life.

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A platform that allows companies to create web applications that work on any device, and connect with each other.

44

A tool that helps companies monitor their employees’ smartphone usage, with the ability to monitor their location, time spent on their device, and screen time for each employee.

44

Build a platform for web designers to work with designers and engineers to build websites that are responsive to mobile devices.

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 A platform for smart homes that puts together a bunch of different sensors into one device that can control all the lights and appliances.

42

A startup that builds sensor-based lights and other devices that can be controlled by a smartphone.

42

A platform for devices and makers to build internet-connected things and sell them.

42

A startup that helps users buy and sell spare gadgets to each other, with a platform that allows people to buy and sell second-hand computers, phones, and other devices.

42

A company that is creating a new kind of wireless charger, which takes the form of a lamp with a cable that plugs into the wall and then into the charging device. The lamp can then charge multiple devices at the same time, and with the lights off the lamp can also act as a nightstand.

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A company that sells a device that lets your phone read and translate text in over 100 languages. The startup has raised $3 million.

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A startup that seeks to help people with chronic pain by enabling them to connect their mobile device to a wearable device to track symptoms and manage pain.

41

A startup that builds affordable, durable, lightweight solar panels that can power devices whether or not the sun is shining.

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A startup that tracks how much time you spend on the various devices you use.

40

This co-op is building a tool that lets workers “walk in” to any business, and plug in their device to show that it works.

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a software company with a system for connecting your music library with other devices and services.

40

This startup sells a zero-emission travel device that charges a phone, laptop, or other device when the traveler is near a wireless source.

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

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An API for connecting different devices to the same remote control.

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A company that aims to build a simple digital video recorder that can be used to stream video from any compatible device, with a cloud-based backend that allows owners to edit, share, and even sell videos.

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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.

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-Two-factor authentication, much like Google Authenticator, but for every service, including cloud-based software and device apps.

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The startup is building a Wi-Fi device with a built-in battery for charging your phone in the middle of nowhere, allowing for more travel freedom.

37

This startup is building a smart home device that automatically detects and prevents fires. The company is looking to raise $100,000.

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

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A wearable device meant to help people with visual impairments navigate the world. The startup is looking to deploy its product in the US and UK, and has raised $2.5 million in seed funding so far.

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A way to connect old-fashioned pay phones to modern devices, with the idea being to make current pay phones more productive.

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A wearable device meant to track and help manage the effectiveness of a workout routine.

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A $5 device that connects to your browser and helps you keep track of your spending. The device tracks your checking account and credit card transactions, and lets you enter receipts, to see where your money is going.

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The founders of this company want to build a more connected and secure version of Amazon’s Alexa, one that can work with smart home devices and allow users to access the internet through their voice.

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A software company that creates tools for mobile developers to help them make the most of their device and resources.

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A mobile loyalty program on the city’s streetcars. Citymapper has a small but active mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that is a map of the subway and bus system in London. The company is also building a loyalty program that rewards users for using it.

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A platform for people to shop, share, and rate products using Internet of Things devices as a signal.

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A San Francisco-based startup that operates a marketplace for people to rent their unused devices like computers, cameras, and drones.

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A platform that allows merchants and brands to focus on their core products and services over general marketing efforts. The startup’s co-founder is the co-founder of the company that created Yo, the first social network for mobile devices.

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The company’s founders speak of a future where the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE) converge, allowing users to control the devices in their homes directly from their phones.

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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.

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A digital to-do list that syncs across devices.

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This startup creates software that helps companies manage the security risks posed by laptops and other devices.

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A medical device company in the Netherlands that wants to bring a reusable medical device to market, which can be used for hysterectomies, colonoscopies, and other procedures. The device works with a camera and a monitor and wirelessly connects to an operating room.

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A company that hopes to bring a new type of wireless router to market with a design that makes it easy to keep up with mobile devices and handle more traffic.

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An open source API for medical device data

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A workplace chat solution that syncs your calendar and files from your desktop or mobile devices to your corporate network.

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This is a platform for buying and selling homes. The company uses a combination of AI and mobile devices to facilitate the process.

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

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The story of how the founder of a company that makes protective filters for mobile devices moved to China, raised funding, and founded a rival company.

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A way to import data from a computer or device onto an iPad.

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A digital health platform that helps patients track their blood pressure, heart rate, and other measurements. The idea is that it’s less expensive, and easier to use than the existing devices, which are used by a small percentage of the market.

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A “smart” speaker that works like a smart home appliance, but which can also control your smart home appliances (like your lights and thermostat). It can work with a variety of IoT devices, and the founders say it will be in the market in the next 12 months.

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A project management and time tracking app that allows users to track time from multiple devices, while also converting time tracking data into a single, searchable spreadsheet.

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A medical device startup that’s building an ingestible biosensor for more efficient glucose monitoring.

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A company working to connect “smart cities” around the world, hoping to connect smart devices and smart city infrastructure.

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The startup aims to make a less expensive version of the smartphone, while also going beyond the smartphone. The company wants to make a more general purpose device, a super-smart watch, a fitness tracker, a camera, a fitness tracker, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band,

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A company building a $10,000 smart kitchen device that can track and measure food production, helping people get to know the nutritional value of their food, and making it easier to cook healthier food.

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A developer of touchscreen keyboards for touchscreen devices.

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A voice-activated OS that allows you to speak into your phone and have your device understand what you’re saying.

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Software that lets users set up wireless mesh networks so they can use these networks to connect their own devices.

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 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.

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This little wearable sensor makes it easier to find your phone when you lose it. The device is supposed to vibrate if it’s within a certain radius of your phone.

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A connected car service that uses data from the car for the driver and the device for the company. It uses the data to create personalized recommendations and “intelligent insights”. It currently has over 3,000 cars on its platform.

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A device that can help “people get in shape”. The device is currently being used by a number of fitness studios and gyms that cater to women. The company has raised $2.5 million.

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A project created by YC alum Eric Migicovsky, it’s a device that can measure your physical activity and communicate with your smartphone.

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Voice-activated home and car security devices that run in the background and alert you if there is an issue.

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“The Swiss Army Knife for your car”, a device that runs an array of sensors to help keep your car on the road and save money.

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The startup is working to build a service that will help banks allow their customers to pay bills using their mobile devices.

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A startup that makes a wearable device for on-the-job pain relief.

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A startup that allows people to have a live video platform for their devices, including a small screen app.

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This startup is building a device that can allow users to charge their devices from the sun.

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This startup is building a tool for creating and managing maps using GPS and mobile devices.

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The e-commerce startup focuses on selling and installing a secure, open source operating system for IoT devices.

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A company that makes software that helps people find lost items. They’re also developing a wearable device that will help people find their lost items.

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The California-based company, which previously had raised $16 million, is selling custom-designed power banks, which are basically portable chargers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. The company is selling them through its website but is also looking to partner with retailers to sell them in their brick-and-mortar stores.

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A startup that helps manufacturers of air fresheners, air purifiers, and air purifying devices scale their operations. The startup creates software that automates the design of these products for overseas manufacturers, allowing them to keep costs down.

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Idea is an interface to create and edit content for any electronic device that is powered by iOS or Android.

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3D printers designed specifically to work with medical devices.

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A startup for identifying the cause of “silent theft”, using the smartphone’s GPS to track the location of the device.

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This company is building a digital service that helps businesses manage their data, giving them access to information on any device, anytime, anywhere.

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The startup’s goal is to build a $500 device that can be used to produce electricity from small amounts of water, such as rainwater.

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A connected home solution that is a white label version of the Eufy smart light bulbs. The startup is building an IoT developer platform for other brands to create connected devices. It has a very early version of the app and is looking to raise funding to continue development.

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A company that aims to help companies determine which labor-saving devices are actually more efficient and cost-effective for their operations.

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A wireless network for Internet of Things devices in public places

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Autopilot is building a device for the visually impaired that lets them use their phones to control devices like lights, coffee machines, etc.

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A quality verification platform that tracks and verifies the quality of products. The company is focused on the $1.5 Trillion medical device market.

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A group of engineers building a “scalable, secure, and private” platform that allows developers to build applications that run on a personal computer, a group of devices, or a network of devices.

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A medical startup building a device that tracks a patient’s progress at home, in the hospital, and in the doctor’s office.

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A tool that streamlines how companies and governments can track and monitor their employees' data and activities through their devices.

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A startup that makes it easy to manage and track things by using your voice or mobile device.

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A startup that’s building a way to control connected devices from one app.

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Smart WiFi is building a platform that lets users control their home WiFi networks with an app, allowing users to adjust their devices’ bandwidth to network-appropriate levels, and to turn the network off altogether.

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A startup that wants to make it easier to remotely and securely manage and update home and office devices.

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A new company that wants to provide an API for integrations between all kinds of smart home devices.

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A startup that’s building a platform to allow users to create their own custom-engineered blocks on a 3D printer. Those blocks can be used to construct robot arms, medical devices, and other tools.

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A mobile-first, cross-device payment solution for businesses.

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Dedicated to helping businesses in the medical device industry, the startup helps manufacturers understand the regulatory landscape for selling medical devices in the US, Canada, and Europe.

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a way to charge a phone or other device using a solar panel.

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A startup founded by several ex-Adobe employees to develop a creative suite for mobile and tablet devices. It has raised $26 million in funding.

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A company that sells a device that can change the color of a bike’s frame to match the bike’s color scheme.

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A startup that makes it easy to access and manage all of the content, people, and devices in your life.

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A way to reduce costs and improve reliability for businesses using a device that uses radio to communicate with handheld devices and computers. The startup works with companies like Blackberry, Samsung, and Microsoft.

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A California-based startup that makes a low-cost, low-power, solar powered charger for phones and other devices. It’s a rival to the crowd-funded Fission, which offers a similar product.

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This startup is building a service for customers to access their smart home devices from a mobile app, and for customers to configure device settings from a mobile app.

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This startup makes the “world’s first build-it-yourself” device that connects to a mobile app to consume, record, and transmit data from various medical devices to a mobile phone.

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A startup that wants to build a single platform to manage all of your data on all of your devices.

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A dashboard to help companies manage access to their employees’ information. It’s a way to manage access from any device.

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A video-based training software that lets instructors teach interactive video courses to anyone via a mobile device.

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A SaaS platform that helps businesses manage their phone calls with a single dashboard that can be accessed from any device. The founders say they’ve already had over 400,000 calls a month through their platform.

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Automates the process of getting a fingerprint scanner to work on a device you already own. The startup is focusing first on Android devices and then extending to other platforms.

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A smart device for tracking your fitness, with an app that syncs with the device to help you get in better shape.

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A platform for managing your personal digital life across multiple devices. Think of it as a digital “phonebook” that you can access from anywhere.

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A decentralized network of health and medical devices that can connect to each other to streamline health data gathering and data sharing. The network is designed to be a completely decentralized, non-profit network, and is currently in talks with the NHS.

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A product that connects your phone to other devices, such as a car’s Bluetooth, and syncs your phone’s clock with the car’s.

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A physical device for reading and studying in a low light environment. The startup has a physical device that helps you study in a low light environment.

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An API for building multi-device applications that can connect to real-time data sources like sales numbers, sales forecasts, weather, and other data to give business insights.

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A Wi-Fi network that allows businesses to securely host their own Wi-Fi hotspots and access them from any device.

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Tired of waiting for your toothpaste to dry PictureTec wants to eliminate that problem with a device that heats your toothpaste up to allow you to brush it out completely. The device has a small fan that heats up to just under boiling, which they say keeps the toothpaste from drying out too quickly.

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The startup wants to build a device that can be used as a wrist computer that can control other devices wirelessly.

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Idea: This is a startup that makes a “smart” doorbell. It has a camera, a microphone, and a speaker. Users can talk to delivery and service providers through the doorbell, and the device can be used to monitor and intervene in domestic abuse cases.

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A small wearable device that fits comfortably on your wrist. The company wants to build a health-tracking device that tracks your activity, sleep, and heart rate, and syncs with your phone to show you personalized stats.

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A device that combines a smartphone and a projector into a single streaming device.

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A product that lets you create and sell short stories for mobile devices

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A startup that provides personalized content to people on their mobile devices, including software and device updates.

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Idea: A web-based Hub for all your IoT devices

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Idea: A startup that is building a solution to address the need for early-stage investment in the medical device industry The company wants to help hardware startups run more efficient clinical trials

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Idea: TrackR aims to help keep track of your things, be it keys, pets, or anything else that you might lose The hardware is a small device that can connect via bluetooth to your phone

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A small hardware startup that wants to be a platform partner for IoT that helps companies deploy their own autonomous devices.

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A company that’s building a platform to help identify and correct security vulnerabilities in connected devices. The company works with vendors to target their devices and comes up with a fix.

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This startup makes a device that measures skin temperature and runs the numbers to help a patient determine if they have a fever.

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A startup that sells Smart Homes so people can control their home with their phone or other devices

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Idea: A company that sells a revolutionary medical device for people with spinal injuries

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Idea: Internet of Things (IoT) Device Management

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Idea: Node is building a microwave that can connect to a smartphone and cook food It's crowdfunding the device on Kickstarter and claims that it can cook a frozen pizza in 2 minutes

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Idea: This startup is making a wearable device to help train new drivers The device plugs into a car’s OBD-II port and tracks various metrics like steering speed and braking force

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Idea: A mobile app that will help truck drivers save money on gas, with a companion physical device that trucks can plug into and get gas price recommendations

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Idea: A startup for building apps for in-store devices to streamline purchasing and inventory management

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Idea: A solution for managing a company’s video streaming infrastructure. The first product is a video player that allows companies to put videos on their website and have them work on desktops and mobile devices.

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A company that makes a small device that connects to a circuit board. The device is meant to be used by people who don’t know how to solder, to fix their electronics.

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Idea: A startup that wants to build a “Bloomberg terminal for the Internet of Things”, aiming to help companies that make connected devices from cars to smart homes maintain security.

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Idea: A startup to help people stop smoking cigarettes by using a device called PACT, which is a patch that helps people stop smoking by delivering a drug through the skin.

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Idea: A startup that makes smart home devices. One of its products, a WiFi-connected laser for the kitchen called Clipi, automatically adds a plant-based seasoning to food as it cooks.

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Idea: A startup that is building an internet for everything. Blockstack wants to create a platform that allows apps to work on any device without requiring a centralized server.

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Idea: A startup that turns your cell phone or computer into a walkie-talkie. The receiver is a physical device you can carry around. The startup is selling the device for $99, with a month of service starting at $5.

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Idea: A soft-keyboard for mobile devices. The startup says their product is meant to make it easier to type on touch screens, leveraging a 3D-touch feature that allows users to press in harder on their mobile phones.

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A startup that is building a marketplace for people to sell their unused electronics, and have a chance to get a new device in exchange.

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 A software company that provides a platform for managing and deploying mobile devices. It aims to simplify the management of the devices and the data and the protocols that run across them.

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 A software company that provides a platform for managing and deploying mobile devices.

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