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A startup that connects brands with influencers It’s a marketplace for influencer marketing, and it’s currently focused on influencers that have large Instagram followings
A “social network for influencers”, a platform for those who have large social media followings to connect with brands and offer free content.
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the following:
A rewards platform that lets people earn points for doing things with their phones, like taking a photo, following accounts and businesses, and more. Bunch can be redeemed for cash, merchandise, or travel.
A startup that is building a platform to help musicians increase their social media following
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:
A startup for finding and “following” people you’ve met, using data from all your social networks and identifying the people you’ve never met.
The following were selected by our judges in a preliminary round of judging:
The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.
Delivery service that promises to get an item to you after a certain interval, following a route that minimizes driving, and lets you pick up items from a store.
A startup that lets you create a site for a sports team in four minutes and then charges them a monthly fee based on their social media following
The following companies are either currently bootstrapped or plan to bootstrap in the next year.
This is a tool for the music industry that automatically alerts you when someone you’re following releases a new song. The B2C startup is working with music companies and artists to make the feature happen.
Pitchbook, a media company that covers the venture industry, has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch. It includes several companies from the summer batch, including the following:
The following are the companies that Y Combinator has funded.
The following startups were named to the list of top startup ecosystems for the sixth year in a row.
The following companies were selected as semi-finalists in the 2014 Y Combinator Winter batch:
The following companies were featured in the Inc. 5000 in the “Healthcare” category:
A social platform for a new generation of sports fans. The company wants to attract the casual sports fan who never watches their local teams on TV, but enjoys following them online. The startup is currently in YC Summer 2019.
A video sharing app for events and conferences. Following a seed round, it’s been acquired by Live Nation’s Blink.
The following startups are featured in Inc.’s 2019 Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the 5,000 largest privately held companies in the United States.
The following startups are no longer in YC but will be returning for the 11th batch in June:
A startup that wants to create a universal code of conduct for employees, so that companies can be sure they’re following the same rules for everyone.
A tool to help people create content and build a following online.
A platform that helps you manage your online credit cards and create a spending plan. The goal of the startup is to create a solution to the following problem: “When you spend money, you don’t know what you spent it on.”
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.
The following startups have been accepted to the 10th batch:
The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.
There are a staggering number of these startups. The following are just some of the more prominent ones.
The following are notable U.S. venture capital firms that invest in or work with startups in the areas of healthcare:
The following startups were featured on the show as a part of the Airtime segment, but did not have a pitch session:
A startup that uses AI to promote its customers on social media. The startup is also working on a social media marketing platform that allows companies to attract more customers and grow their social media following.
This list was gathered from the following sources:
The following companies are the newest additions to the Crunchbase 50:
A tool for helping companies to ensure that the people they do business with are following the law.
AdExchanger ranked them as the #2 ad tech company to watch in May 2018, following their acquisition of Adform in September 2017. AdExchanger ranked them as the #4 ad tech company to watch in June 2018, following their acquisition of Rapportive in July 2017. AdExchanger ranked them as the #6 ad tech company to watch in July 2018.
Idea: A startup that is building a decentralized version of YouTube. Users of the platform are able to earn money by posting content and advertisers are able to put ads on the content. The startup wants to give people the ability to build up a following without having to go through a traditional platform.
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