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A data-driven tool that helps companies build better websites by looking at the user journeys they’re taking across the internet.

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

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A platform for restaurants to offer delivery and delivery drivers to order delivery items.

104

A platform for the creation of community-driven training videos.

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Merkle is an AI-driven search engine that helps you find the best way to spend your money based on the things you’ve bought in the past. They’re based on a “Netflix for shopping” approach.

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An online marketplace for the sale of used bikes and other goods. It’s also a user driven marketplace where users can connect with sellers.

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This startup is building an app that lets drivers pay for parking in advance from inside the app.

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A way to book a ride-share with a friendly driver to your exact location.

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A mobile app that pairs with a “machine-learning algorithm” to help drivers find the best routes to their destinations.

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A startup that hires and trains drivers to deliver groceries and other items within a 20-minute window.

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

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A startup that sends a text with the location of your delivery driver to your phone

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A company that creates AI-driven widgets for SMS. The startup’s CTO called out the company’s AI as a “turnkey solution” for businesses to send messages from a single point.

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The 2017 batch was selected based on their work in the field, their potential to drive positive social impact, and their fit with Y Combinator’s mission. The following companies were selected:

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A startup that trains drivers for rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft.

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A company that wants to help drivers get inexpensive fuel and drivers’ education through its website and mobile app.

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A startup making data-driven, machine-learning-driven, and AI-driven messaging tools for SaaS companies. It’s unclear what they will be selling to SaaS companies.

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A startup that helps to ensure that you’re not being cheated by local taxi drivers. The startup offers a database of pre-vetted taxi drivers, helping to ensure that you’re taken to the right place, and not taken to a dodgy place.

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 A platform for connecting ridesharing services along with their drivers. The startup is targeting the US market, but has already expanded into Europe.

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A startup that wants to give people more control over their data by letting them store it on their own USB drives

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A tool for building, hosting, and connecting with data-driven digital products

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A startup that’s building a platform for small businesses to find and book their delivery drivers for their groceries, for delivery.

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A company building a platform to enable "goodwill-driven" giving by connecting donors to nonprofits

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An IoT startup that uses sensors and algorithms to predict when a vehicle is getting a flat tire, and then alerts the driver.

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A mobile app that helps people find nearby parking as they drive for their carpools, ride-hailing, or public transit.

74

This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.

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An AI-driven platform that comes with a team of data scientists, software engineers, and designers, and which wants to help companies find talent in India.

74

App that helps travelers find and book carpools. The startup is equipped with a whole suite of tools for drivers looking to share the driving costs with others in the car.

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A tool for managing and communicating with a team’s shared Google Drive and Google Photos.

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A platform for running and publishing community-driven events, such as hackathons and meetups.

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A B2B startup that helps companies like Uber and Lyft figure out how to best use their driver fleets.

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A system for managing and tracking IT systems for distributed teams, using an event-driven approach.

73

This startup is building a better way to find local services. The company is taking a data-driven approach to finding services for residents in a given city and helping them find what they are looking for.

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

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A startup that lets users anonymously rate their Uber drivers and drivers rate them.

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A product that helps transport companies find and hire drivers, with a focus on the U.S. trucking market. The startup is marketed towards companies that already use a third-party recruitment or “driver matching” service.

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

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

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

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A navigation app for drivers that uses data from real-time feed from traffic cameras to give you turn-by-turn directions.

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A VC-backed startup that’s building a car that can be driven by people with limited mobility.

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Spots on the map that help you find the closest ride to your destination. The startup wants to make it easier for drivers to find the best ride deal by letting them mark where they want to be picked up and dropping off.

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An insurance-focused startup that collects data from drivers using their Android phones and then uses the data to sell insurance to them. It’s an insurance company that doesn’t actually write the policies.

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A company that pairs with local taxi drivers to make group rides more affordable.

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A company that offers data-driven marketing automation to B2B companies.

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A startup that aims to bring on-demand services like Uber to the B2B travel sector with a new service called Travia that will allow travel managers to hire drivers for their clients on-demand.

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A free, open-source and community-driven email client built on the Electron framework.

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A company that wants to make self-driving cars into a commodity product. They want to offer the same experience to driverless cars that people use in cars today.

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A system to help people get their driver’s license in 15 minutes

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

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A data-driven research and reporting platform for companies to help them do in-depth research. The company is building for both business use and academia, with a focus on the latter.

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A startup that aims to help realtors automate their sales process, using a digital agent that keeps track of the status of a property and opens real estate listings on the internet. The startup is pitching the service as a way to drive down “the average home sales cycle” from six months to two.

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A smart parking meter that allows drivers to pay for parking by the hour.

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A “mobile-first” market research app that helps companies make more data-driven decisions.

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A digital “wallet” for rideshare drivers (that’s UberX, Lyft, etc.) to pay expenses like deductibles, gas and maintenance. The digital wallet eventually will allow drivers to take rides anywhere and pay their expenses without having to have cash on hand.

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

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A startup that wants to get a person into the driver’s seat with a new way to track driving behavior using mobile phones. It’s a bit like the sorts of things that Sonar and others are building.

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This startup is building a service that helps match strangers in cities to rent cars. Drivers can use the startup’s platform to find, secure, and book a car, and then get paid on the spot.

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A platform that helps cities manage their parking data, allowing cities to make data-driven parking policies.

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The CEO of this startup started out as a professional taxi driver and quickly realized that there was no way for him to know how to maximize his taxi revenue. He set out to solve the problem and came up with a solution. As a result, he says, “I’m making a lot more money than the taxi drivers in Bangkok, and they’re never going to tell me how to make more money.”

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A platform for paying people who do things like plow your driveway and mow your lawn.

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This app is designed to help users learn to drive new vehicles and learn in a way that’s more visual and less boring.

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A SaaS-based startup that helps retailers and brands connect with influencers and bloggers to create content that drives social media engagement and sales.

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The company has a fleet of self-driving delivery vans that can deliver anything from groceries to dry cleaning to furniture. The startup has 100 drivers in its first city of Los Angeles and plans to expand to other cities in the US and abroad.

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Does marketing automation for Indian startups with product-market fit, using a data-driven approach to help them optimize their marketing.

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An AI-driven coaching platform helping companies hire the right people for the right job.

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An API-driven platform for companies to send invoices, track customers, and also for small businesses to ship online.

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A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

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

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A startup for rideshare drivers.

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A startup that offers a mobile app that helps people schedule a ride with a licensed driver through the Uber app.

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An AI-driven (no more than 20 people) enterprise software company that is using “human intelligence” to predict and prevent customer churn.

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A platform for managing and operating autonomous vehicles without the need for a driver to be on board.

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It’s an app that recruits drivers and cooks. The startup is looking to build a rideshare business on the back of its app.

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An AI that helps people find a good Uber or Lyft driver.

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A company that makes custom-designed pens that attach to a USB thumb drive. The startup looks to disrupt the $1.3 billion market for replacement pens.

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A startup that helps businesses better understand their data and make data-driven decisions. The startup is building a platform for businesses to aggregate, visualize, and visualize their data.

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A car insurance company that helps drivers who are blind or visually impaired

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This startup’s utility is powered by the sharing economy. The app allows people to connect with local drivers and couriers to take care of what can be a labor-intensive activity, like moving a couch to a new apartment or delivering art to a new home.

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A startup that sells an “HDMI board” that sits on top of a television (or other display) and allows you to plug in a USB drive and use it to show content from a computer.

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This startup is building an encrypted, decentralized, and community-driven marketplace for buying and selling drugs.

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A platform for carpooling driven by carpool apps like Lyft.

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A venture-backed, data-driven performance marketing company that helps companies find out what people are talking about, what they’re talking to each other about, and what people are saying about their brands.

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

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This startup is building a toolkit that allows users to take screenshots of videos and images and then add annotations to them, allowing the annotated media to drive sales.

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A mobility platform that connects businesses with the right tools to make it easier for drivers to earn income by delivering packages and other items. The startup’s co-founder, Alex Boussard, says they’ve already seen interest from a number of major companies and has even managed to raise a few million dollars in funding.

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This startup wants to turn the monthly headache of renewing your driver’s license into a web-based process.

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A member-driven credit union that allows members to invest their money in peer-to-peer lending. The startup raised an $8 million round in April 2019, and plans to roll out to the UK and Germany in 2020, as well as other countries.

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A startup that lets people book rideshare services, place trips, and get suggestions from the app. It’s already working with over 5,000 drivers.

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An online platform for sharing and selling small tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and other DIY goods. The company’s founders say they want to make it easy for people to find and sell their tools, and the startup is planning to add more categories and tools in the future.

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A startup that offers data-driven insights into the performance of a restaurant’s kitchen team.

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A platform for on-demand valet parking. The startup provides in-car valet parking services for thousands of drivers in San Francisco.

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A platform that allows drivers to earn money by sharing their knowledge of different cities.

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The “Uber for Taxi” ridesharing service has a million drivers in India. UberGo gives them a way to turn their cars into cabs.

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A tech company focused on helping startups and entrepreneurs increase retention of new hires through a data-driven approach.

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A platform for zero-emission cars, building off the technology that makes electric cars drive themselves.

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Making it easier for people to get licensed and insured to drive in the US. The startup wants to offer a “licensed motorist app” for the US market.

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Digital training for self-driving cars, with courses that teach people how to become better drivers.

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A company that provides vehicle and driver safety solutions. The startup helps people find insurance for their cars by matching them to their driving habits.

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A mobile app that allows users to report and receive ride-hailing pickups in real time, and to track the progress of drivers as they carry out both scheduled and unscheduled pickups.

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A Chicago-based startup that wants to make parking a breeze using an app that allows drivers to pay for parking via their phone.

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A tech company that provides data on the city’s road network, and the people who drive them.

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A loyalty app driven by a points system. Loyalty points can be earned and redeemed at over 3,000 retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Whole Foods. The startup says they are adding new retailers every week.

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A self-driven car service for people who want to be driven around

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A tool for managing a company’s fleet of self-driving cars. The startup is building a system for letting a driver take control of a car during a traffic jam, or for when a driver wants to take a longer break.

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A data-driven company that makes a program that helps people pay their utility bills every month. The startup is focused on helping customers keep their utility bills at a minimum.

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to create a set of data driven, predictive models that can be used to predict possible customer behavior.

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A chatbot to help people learn on the fly about deep learning, AI, and AI-driven technology.

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A utility that allows you to control your home appliances remotely and with an app. The company wants to use the same tech to let you control your car like you do your computer, so you can remotely lock and unlock your car (like BMW’s ConnectedDrive feature) or even get notifications when it’s being driven.

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A mobile app that tracks the mileage a person drives on their car, for use in calculating miles per gallon taxes. The startup has signed up more than 300,000 drivers, and has just begun rolling out to more drivers in the UK.

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A startup that is building a mobile app to help drivers avoid parking tickets. They’re also looking to partner with local governments.

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A digital point-of-sale system for restaurants that minimizes friction and drives more sales. The platform uses a credit card reader and is simply hooked up to an existing Wi-Fi network.

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A startup that helps companies connect with their customers via videos and images in order to drive conversations and engagement.

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A company that aims to make the process of paying for parking more efficient, by allowing drivers to pay for parking on-the-go.

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A shared vehicle rental service where drivers can split the cost of a ride.

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A data-driven platform for B2B businesses looking to make smarter hiring decisions. The company says they have over 10,000 customers, including YC partner Stripe.

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This Israeli startup is building a self-driving vehicle that, unlike Uber's autonomous cars, is purely electric and doesn’t need a human driver at the wheel. The company is planning to launch a service in Tel Aviv in July.

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A data-driven way to price insurance.

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A “street level” mobile app that helps users select a local driver to take them to their destination, and pay for the trip via the app.

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“The last mile” of ride-hailing apps is the last mile to a person’s home. The startup wants to build an app that helps people find a driver to take them home.

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A camera system that “drives and fixes” things. “Drive and Fix” is a smartphone app that tells you when your car needs a repair, and sends you a video of it being done.

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A platform for data-driven advertising

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A parking app that uses remote parking sensors to find available parking for drivers.

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A platform that helps pay for and schedule a ride with a driver in minutes. The startup has raised $200,000 and has 2 employees.

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A “machine-learning” startup that builds self-driving cars that can navigate in most environments and drive itself.

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A recruiting platform for tech-related positions, which they say is “designed for professionals with a track record of building technology-driven products”.

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A way to track every action you take on your phone — from every app, to every game, to every message you send — and turn it into a data-driven game engine that lets you play games without the need for a giant library of content.

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Some people like to own a car, which is usually a pretty big financial investment. Zendrive aims to be the Uber of cars, providing a way for people to get around without having to deal with insurance or renting or buying a car.

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A startup that offers a distributed human-powered AI that can help organizations build AI-driven chatbots.

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A company that helps businesses focus on the customers that matter most to them to drive more revenue.

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 This is a startup that wants to make it easy for companies to build and monetize apps with Google Drive.

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A music app that lets you share a playlist with other people in real time, rather than sending them a link to a Dropbox or Google Drive copy.

27

A B2B company that allows banks to choose between an AI/ML-driven platform and a human-driven platform for OCR, fraud detection, and other similar tasks.

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This startup is working to ensure that your home insurance policy covers home repair, and will alert you if you’re not getting the protection you need. They’re already in the process of introducing a data-driven product to the US market.

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A startup that’s working to help companies with their data-driven decision-making. They are building a product that empowers teams to make data-driven decisions and automate the process.

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A video game that teaches how to drive a car. Players control a virtual car and drive around a course, following the rules of the road, and avoiding obstacles such as other cars and pedestrians. The game is meant for the very beginning of novice drivers, teaching them to drive without the risk of crashing.

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The company targets the unlicensed, unregistered, and uninsured driver market in the US.

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A tool that allows people to find out the cheapest way to drive to a particular location.

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A company that provides data-driven marketing for small and medium sized businesses.

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A flash drive that can be taken to a kiosk and used to pay for goods.

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An AI-driven investing app that uses algorithms to invest across stocks, bonds, and cryptocurrencies.

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

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A startup that has built an automated rail system focused on the trucking industry. The rail system is connected to the trucking fleet, allowing drivers to scale back to a more leisurely pace and still maintain a safe route.

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This startup is building a service that helps small businesses build trusted brands that can drive sales and lead to repeat customers.

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A startup that lets companies receive real-time feedback on their customer service. The founders say that customer feedback is the number one driver of company growth.

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A tool for bringing employees together. The tool allows you to add tasks by dragging and dropping from an online spreadsheet to a shared Google Drive.

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A program for giving tips to Uber drivers. It’s a mobile phone app that facilitates the sharing of tips and information with drivers.

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A company that provides Google Drive-like productivity tools to manage work. The company has just launched.

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A startup called Ava is the first to offer a solution to the “last mile problem” in ride-sharing. It’s a payment system that allows riders to send money to driver partners via Venmo.

13

A data-driven software platform for in-house property management. The company plans to charge customers monthly for the success of their properties, with a goal of building a multi-million dollar business.

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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 platform for the sharing economy. The startup’s idea is to “unlock” the sharing economy by making the legal process simple for drivers and allowing them to charge hourly for their services.

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This startup is building a platform to drive down the cost of healthcare professionals.

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A startup that sells a tool for people to learn how to drive (for example, they can get lessons on how to parallel park)

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A startup that sells a tool to help someone prepare for the Spanish or French exam required to get a driver’s license

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A startup that provides a service where people can hire someone to help them get their driver’s license (maybe they’re from out of state and don’t have one, or maybe they’ve had problems with bad driving and need help getting

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Idea: This is a mobile app that makes it easy to get a ride using your smartphone Riders can also use the app to manage their ride, directly with the driver, without speaking to a dispatcher It’s currently available in the Bay Area, with free rides during the trial period

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

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Idea: Data-driven process to help people use all of their vacation time

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Idea: Data-driven software for prosecutors and public defenders that aims to reduce incarceration and recidivism

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Idea: An ML-driven job candidate ranking platform

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Idea: A “data-driven” solution to help e-commerce companies sell more goods online The startup wants to help them make more informed decisions about what products to sell

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Idea: A programmatic way to hire people on-demand, with data-driven validity checks

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Idea: An AI-driven tool for filtering resumes for tech and engineering jobs

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Idea: A company that connects car mechanics and drivers to make repairs easier

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Idea: A customizable, machine learning-driven planning engine for autonomous vehicles

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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 company that will clean up your old hard drives

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

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Idea: A market for people who want to rent their vehicles to others for a few hours or the day The company has grown to 15,000 drivers in the Boston area They’re aiming to be a trusted marketplace that makes it easier to rent cars, and more profitable for their drivers

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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 that wants to bring data-driven insights to the human resources world.

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Idea: Building a platform for the logistics industry to manage their fleets and drivers.

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

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Idea: A SaaS business that wants to help companies create and publish data-driven web content. The startup wants to make it easier and more efficient for companies to publish content on the web.

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Idea: A startup that collects different data sources and makes them intelligible, allowing people to make data-driven decisions.

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Idea: A startup building a data-driven tool for portfolio management for investors. The software mines a portfolio for things like tax losses and areas for growth in order to help investors make better decisions with their investments.

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Idea: A data-driven advisory service for venture capitalists

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A startup that provides affordable vehicle insurance to people under 25. The startup wants to become the go-to resource for young drivers and disrupt the current auto insurance industry which targets only the high-risk demographic.

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A community-driven platform for sharing product usage data.

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A startup that helps people find services for hiring ride-sharing drivers

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