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A free library of “crowd sourced” electronics repair instructions, with a database of more than 100,000 step-by-step guides for common problems with over a million unique parts.

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A startup for tracking your home energy efficiency for free.

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A tool for online booking of flight, train and bus tickets in India, with a free mobile app.

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A female-focused, non-sexualized virtual reality platform where women can connect with other women in a safe and judgement-free environment to discuss and learn about sexual health and wellness.

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A collection of online educational materials available for free.

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An algorithm that tells you how to play games like Solitaire: FreeCell, Spider Solitaire, and Hearts

185

A startup that lets users “check-in” to any retail location and receive a discount or free gift. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A software tool for managing and monitoring relationships with freelance contractors.

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A free-to-play multiplayer game that takes the concept of the game of chess, and applies it to social networking.

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Allows people to book free trips on flights, trains, and buses.

116

A free web-based platform for creating and sharing 3D models of objects.

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A tool to help you find and share free music online, with the help of music industry insiders

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A startup that wants to make the web more social and connect people. The company is building an ad-free platform to give users more control over how they use the web.

115

A freelance platform where contractors can build websites, mobile apps, and other digital products.

115

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

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This startup’s algorithm is designed to find and cancel fraudulent payments, automatically. It’s free for merchants to use, and they’re aiming to partner with processors and banks.

112

A startup that hopes to help people save money by getting them to share their unused parking spots with strangers with the goal of getting more free parking spots for more people.

107

A startup that makes it easier for people to find out if a product is vegan, gluten free, etc

106

A way to help people file tax returns for free.

106

A startup that helps teams build and market their products, with free tools to get started.

105

A company that helps freelancers and consultants manage their work. It’s currently in private beta, with plans to launch out of beta in 2019.

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A tool that helps freelancers price their work in a way that makes sense for different types of jobs, and helps the freelancers offer those packages to potential clients.

94

A “social network for influencers”, a platform for those who have large social media followings to connect with brands and offer free content.

94

A startup that connects people with free parking spots in their neighborhoods

93

The company uses AI to detect and block spam images and comments. Its service is free for social media users.

92

A startup for the growing number of people who want to do freelance work, but don’t know how.

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A digital platform for freelancers to find and bid on jobs.

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They’re the modern version of a “grocery store”, with a storehouse of over 400 in-demand items that can be added to a wish list. They’re free for consumers, but can have a fee for businesses with 500 or more items in stock.

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A tool for finding and managing freelance contracts. The company recently raised $2.6 million.

87

A startup that is building a platform for onboarding new talent at small- and medium-sized businesses. The startup looks to make the hiring process much easier and more efficient by connecting employers with freelancers via an online marketplace.

87

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

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A job board for freelancers, or people who work on their own terms, with a focus on design and marketing work.

85

A student health-care startup that offers a free student health-insurance plan to individual students, that covers co-pays and deductibles but doesn’t cover in-network hospital visits.

85

A startup for hiring and retaining freelancers that allows businesses to find, hire and pay people from anywhere in the world.

85

A startup that provides a “free and sustainable” alternative to plastic bags

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

84

A San Francisco startup aiming to become the first credit union to offer free checking and savings accounts to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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This startup focuses on the monetary value of freelance work.

83

A company focused on doing the same thing as Freshbooks, but for freelancers.

83

A startup for freelancers, providing a venue where employers and freelancers can use an “open-source” to find and hire each other.

83

A video platform that chooses the best pieces of footage from a video to create a GIF. The startup, which was founded in May 2014, says it has been offering GIFs for free since last year.

82

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

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

82

A mobile app that connects students with free tutoring.

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A startup that connects freelance designers with companies who need branding work done

81

A company that helps freelancers manage their P2P platform.

81

A $1 cloud-based platform for sharing your music, where friends can listen to it for free. The app is already on the Apple Store, and the company is looking to expand to Android and Windows.

81

A free and open-source app for finding, managing and sharing files

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Social network for entrepreneurs, allowing them to share ideas and get feedback for their business ideas. The startup is free for businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

81

A startup that helps the kinds of freelancers that build websites for clients, by getting them money upfront for their work.

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This startup is building a free, secure, and encrypted messaging platform with end-to-end encryption.

79

A startup that is helping companies and individuals get debit cards for free when they have banked with their bank for the last 3 years.

79

A startup for students that promises discounts on textbooks, access to free online content, study groups, and more.

79

A startup that helps people pay for things, whether it’s a ride or a cup of coffee. The startup charges a fee of $5.95/month to charge and pay for things, and there’s an option to opt in for free.

78

Celadon is making a platform that helps companies recruit, hire and pay for freelancers.

78

A free mobile app that helps you find things to do in your neighborhood for free, offering nearby events, nearby restaurants, nearby bars, and more.

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A project management platform for freelancers and small teams, asking people to “realize their potential”.

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A startup that provides merchants with a secure, spam-free e-commerce platform to sell their products and access marketplaces in the US and around the world.

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A startup from a company called Popcorn Time, which allows users to stream free movies and TV shows. It's now a part of Netflix.

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Chatty is a free service to help people make more friends via group chat.

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A system that helps connect people across the world who are interested in doing freelance work, such as writing, editing, and design. The startup was founded in March and is looking to raise seed funding.

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A startup that pairs you with a community of debt-free, budget-conscious people who are willing to split the cost of a car, home, furniture, or other major purchase.

77

A free database of all consumer credit cards, available online and allowing users to search for cards, compare them, and see where they’re used.

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A startup that will take any video and allow its creators to port it to any of the top 30 mobile phone manufacturers, using a digital-rights-management-free model. The company has already built an app that allows anyone to convert any video to any phone.

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A startup that offers a service where basketball players can learn the right techniques to shoot a free throw

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Helps members of a school community get access to free local yoga.

76

A startup that provides online freelance services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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

76

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

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A startup that helps freelancers connect to other freelancers by letting them post their work and find others who need tasks.

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A platform that allows businesses to pay contractors and freelancers via mobile, not PayPal. The startup wants to make it easier to pay contractors and freelancers for work, and avoid the headaches of payment processing.

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A company that makes it easy for startups to sell online. The startup is offering free service to startups for one year in exchange for equity.

75

A company that makes it easy for brands to build and launch their own social media accounts, for free. They charge brands for the pages they create rather than charging a fixed subscription fee.

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A tool to help teams effectively manage freelancers, with features like payment tracking and invoicing.

75

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

75

A startup that provides a service where people can get a free haircut because they need a confidence boost

74

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

74

A startup that pairs freelance designers with clients to create logos, websites, and more

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A micro-insurance company that insures the risk of non-payment for vendors and freelancers.

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Founded in 2015, Flyfree is an SEO agency based in London. They provide digital marketing services and run their own SEO training academy.

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A platform that connects companies to freelancers via a web app. The startup accepts payments via PayPal and credit card.

74

A Chinese-focused ecommerce platform that was built on the idea that China's economy is less of a free market and more of a controlled economic system. The company is working on a solution to let individuals buy goods without a bank account and without a traditional credit card.

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A platform for outsourcing work to freelancers in the UK. The startup helps businesses and professionals find freelance workers for different jobs. The company is based in London, and has offices in Berlin and New York.

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A free service that makes it easy for businesses to use the government’s services, like Medicare and Medicaid.

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A startup that creates a network of freelancers who can help you with your tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk

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A company that makes and sells an “unhackable” router. It’s free if users agree to a one-time data security checkup.

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A platform that matches people looking for work with freelancers

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A remote worker platform for freelancers, currently operating in the UK

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A free and anonymous account of all of your medical bills, keeping you from falling behind on payments and giving you peace of mind.

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A company providing a free online platform for live music, planning concerts, selling tickets, and collecting royalties.

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This startup is building a B2B platform that connects freelancers and agencies with manufacturing manufacturers.

72

Mixer is a dating app for people who want to meet others in a more social setting. It’s an app like Tinder, but it’s free to use and allows users to pay to chat with others.

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A remote-work solution for business partners and freelancers, letting them work from anywhere. It’s a sort of “Uber for freelancers”, and is based on the idea that most clients don’t want to hire someone for a long-term gig, but instead need someone to tackle a project for a few days or a week at a time.

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A software platform that helps small businesses, freelancers, and independent contractors obtain loans and invoice financing. They have a $50,000 seed round with a 4x growth rate since their launch in May 2019.

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A startup for remote workers and freelancers, connecting your online profile to a database of remote work opportunities.

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

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A no-code app which allows users to take a photo, upload it, and have it designed with a scratch-off code. The designs can be made by users for free or paid via subscription.

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

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

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A bank account that the founders say is “like a personal investment account with 100x the transparency of other accounts and no fees.” The account is meant to be a savings account for small businesses or freelancers.

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A startup that allows homeowners and renters to search for rental houses or apartments based on amenities, price, and neighborhood. It doesn’t charge any commission, so it’s free.

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A 3-screen, “Freedom of Information” app that sources and displays data from NYC’s 311 service.

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

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A free, ad-supported service that allows musicians to offer their music for free but still make money off of it through ad revenue.

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An API for professionals to find freelance gigs and manage their portfolios and payment, as a replacement for tools like Upwork and Fiverr.

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A physical card that can be used to charge software as a service, like SaaS, subscriptions and free trials.

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A free, online dating service for very short-term relationships.

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

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A business that will help people make the most out of their kitchen’s free-form surfaces, like cutting boards and cutting boards with built-in shelves.

68

A financial management application to help freelancers get paid, track their costs, and manage their invoices.

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

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A free app that helps users find local restaurants, which uses Yelp data. It’s currently in closed beta.

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A software platform that allows people to buy and sell shares in companies for free or with as little as $5. The company is looking to compete with both traditional brokerages and stock exchanges like NASDAQ and the NYSE.

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A podcast network with a focus on “unscripted” storytelling, by people who are not professional journalists. It’s designed to free creative people from the pressure of telling stories they’ve been told to tell.

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A startup that brings in a freelance marketer from anywhere in the world, and pays them a commission for their work.

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A platform that helps you quickly build a team of freelancers to help you with different areas of your business.

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

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A startup that provides free consulting to people who are looking to take a side hustle idea and turn it into a real business

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This startup is a “personal budgeting solution” for freelancers. The idea is to make it easier to see how much money you’ve made and how much you’ve spent over the course of your career and to make it easier to plan spending.

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A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

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

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A startup that gives you a free credit card (with no annual fees) when you sign up for a certain amount of money back when you shop online

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A startup to connect small businesses to freelancers using a marketplace

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A platform that helps freelancers and remote workers receive payments and manage expenses.

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The Startup is building out a free, open-source toolset for managing your GitHub project.

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A “collaboration platform for freelance workers,” allowing them to find one another and take advantage of their “world of expertise”

66

A startup that helps students get their transcripts online for free.

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A startup that connects members of the same professional network. It’s currently free, but the company says they’re working on a paid model

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Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

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A startup that outsources the time-consuming parts of building a website or app to freelancers

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A startup that lets users order flowers on the go, then have them delivered from a local florist, all made possible via a phone number the user can text. The app is currently free, but a paid version is in the works.

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This startup wants to be the one-stop shop for insurance and retirement plans for startups and freelancers.

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An electronic cigarette company that makes and sells 100% organic, vegan, and gluten-free e-liquids. The company is working with the FDA to get its products approved, and is already selling $1 million in products.

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An automated subscription service that promises to send you a box of the best things it finds on the internet for you — and it’s free. It’s based on a Reddit post from early January in which the founder said he was “unemployed and bored” while on a trip.

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A company that offers free, unlimited public Wi-Fi

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A tool that helps you find free Wi-Fi hotspots.

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A startup that provides a commission-free stock trading platform for accredited investors

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This app is a replacement for spreadsheets. The app helps users manage every aspect of their finances, including contracts, invoices, and approvals. The startup offers a monthly subscription fee for the software and gives users a free trial period.

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A platform for companies to hire, manage, and engage their freelancers. They are looking to introduce a marketplace of sorts that allows companies to post and search for the service of a specific individual. They are also looking to launch a marketplace-style app for freelancers and clients to find each other.

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A free service that allows you to track and manage your 20+ credit cards in one place.

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A startup that provides a marketplace to connect people looking for freelance work with people looking to hire freelance work done The startup is in its pilot phase, currently connecting over 1000 freelancers with 5 companies

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A team of fundraisers that want to help companies with their fundraising needs by offering free fundraising services. They charge companies based on the time spent on fundraising, with a maximum of $500 per month.

63

A platform for meeting planners and event organizers to book freelance talent for online event production.

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

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A startup trying to make the creation of a new app as simple as asking a friend to help you. The idea is that creative people will be more likely to give their own time free to help others who may need it, and the startup hopes to eventually help with getting new users on their apps.

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A startup that sells customer acquisition services for B2B companies. They’re focused on funding growth for their clients by providing free, one-time services such as marketing and customer support.

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

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An online marketplace for freelance talent. They’re building a pool of talent, via an online marketplace, for brands to use.

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A maker of software to help create and organize personas for online marketing. It’s currently available for free, though the founders are looking to go premium.

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A new type of event registration system, which is a hybrid of Google Apps and Eventbrite. The company’s founder says that while it currently is free, it will be a subscription model in the future. The startup was founded in June.

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A tool that lets you explore the world of retirement savings without having to read financial statements or do any complex math. As a nudge to get you started, it’s free.

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This startup is creating a job search engine for freelancers.

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A B2B company for firms that need to hire freelancers. The goal is to help them find good workers and get them on the job ASAP.

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A SaaS for freelancers where employers can buy, track, and manage the work of freelance workers.

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

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A startup for connecting freelance designers with clients. There are around 5 million professional designers in the US, and they’re frequently hired through agencies or by the hour. The startup is building a marketplace where designers can post their work, which clients can browse and hire.

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

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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.

60

A startup that offers a tool for consumers to use to shop for and compare real-world products. The startup says it is the only shopping service that allows users to buy online-only products, while also allowing customers to see products in person and try them for free.

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A company building remote office apps for freelancers.

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A startup that’s meant to help employers manage their employee benefits and compensation. It’s currently a SaaS business with a free tier that offers access to a basic toolset including a tool that helps employers calculate a person’s hourly wage.

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

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An employee scheduling tool for small businesses and freelancers.

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A platform for managing employees' freelance jobs

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A free employee referral program for companies with more than 100 employees, which they say allows companies to double their referrals and increases the number of employees they hire.

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A portfolio website for freelancers, where people can comment on each other's work, hire one another with a single click, and get paid in bitcoin.

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A browser extension that lets you easily find free Wi-Fi, or a coupon for free Wi-Fi at an airport or hotel, and a reputation system to make sure you can always find good free Wi-Fi.

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

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A way to send money to friends, family, and employees using a free app on their phone.

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A startup that uses machine learning to help companies hire software engineers It’s free for companies with fewer than 500 employees

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idea: A startup for professional freelance writers to sell their work.

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A platform for freelance work, where users can bid on jobs, and get paid by a single company in exchange for a small fee.

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

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“An insurance company for the global freelance economy”

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A free app that helps people keep track of coming up with ideas, with the goal of helping them get their ideas out of their heads and into the world.

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A startup that lends out the tools necessary to set up a basic office at home, whether it’s for a small team, an individual freelancer, or even a single room. The startup has a platform for users to manage and share their work books, collaborate with other team members, and track team progress.

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A startup that aims to make it easy for companies to pay contractors and freelancers by making it easy to build and manage a payment system.

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A platform that saves time for freelancers by allowing them to quickly find, book, and pay invoices, and receive payments in their account.

55

A micro-payment platform for small businesses and freelancers. The startup is building a platform that enables small businesses and freelancers to accept micropayments via PayPal or their own branded payment processor.

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A company that helps online businesses build their own email marketing tool, offering a free suite of tools, including a software-as-a-service offering.

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A B2B platform for finding and sharing freelance technical talent, with a focus on Germany.

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A startup that makes it easier to hire freelance workers through a platform that allows managers to post jobs, and then compare candidates based on credentials, previous work, and social recommendations.

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This company, which was co-founded by a former engineer at Google, is building a platform that uses artificial intelligence to help companies manage employee perks, like free software, free lunches, and more.

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A startup that lets people get free haircuts and other services from barber shops in need of clients.

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A startup for real-time bidding on freelance tasks.

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A startup that wants to bridge the gap between freelancers and clients.

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

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A startup that helps freelancers take their clients on a time-definite tour of the country of their choice, tracking the itinerary, and making reservations for them.

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The startup has built a platform that makes it easy for libraries to provide free Wi-Fi to their patrons. The app is available for use in libraries nationwide and charges a 6% fee for the service.

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Sphere is a new approach to online education based on the idea that online education is too expensive for many students and doesn’t provide high enough quality instruction. Sphere offers a free, high-quality education to anyone in the world.

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A startup for freelance designers, meant to help them find work, keep track of their clients and spend less time doing administrative tasks.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help people take advantage of free food and services. It’s a way to get free food and services from restaurants, or even the government.

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A brain training app for people who want to improve their focus and memory. The app is currently free for users in the US, UK, and Germany.

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A software startup that aims to make it easier for companies to create surveys online. The startup is building a survey tool that’s designed to work with software like SurveyMonkey and SurveyGizmo, and is already running its own free online survey service.

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Zach wants to help people who don't want to use a traditional bank — they don't want to install an app, or they want to use a specific app for different financial needs. Zach is a mobile application that lets you do this, with a free service called Zach Wallet.

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A company that helps freelance and on-call workers find jobs. It’s currently working with 10,000 companies including Uber, GoDaddy, and Microsoft.

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A free car valuing tool that gives sellers a price for their vehicle and tools to find buyers.

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A B2B startup that aims to help companies find and hire freelancers, and helps freelancers find work, as well.

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A travel booking platform that connects consumers with local businesses to offer services like free airport parking, meal discounts, or access to free Wi-Fi.

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A web app for uncovering the truth behind a video: what it shows, who is in it, and what’s being said. The app is free.

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A startup that offers ad-free and censored content, designed for countries with strict internet censorship regimes.

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A blockchain startup that aims to connect freelancers with employers in a way that reduces fraud.

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A startup that lets you share blog posts, products, and events with your social network through SMS. It’s free, and as you write you get paid in cash, in dollars or in bitcoin.

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A startup that “provides an AI-powered, ad-free content-based search experience for social media that allows users to see engagement, content, and activity across multiple social media channels and news outlets.”

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A free, open-source platform for building and managing distributed applications. Uses a programming language called Akka.

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Not just a one-click solution for saving and transferring contacts, but a true platform for managing them. It allows users to create branded groups of contacts, and then schedule calls among them. It’s ad-free, secure and can be used on both iOS and Android.

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An employee-owned bank with a focus on small businesses, offering free checking accounts and savings accounts.

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A startup that helps users get free admission to museums when they travel.

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A company that promises to make travel booking and finding flights as easy as posting a free, ad-supported message on Facebook. The startup has raised $40 million in funding.

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 A consumer app that pairs with a free service that helps consumers track their spending.

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A live broadcast company for athletes and sports teams. The founders say they want to focus on live streams because of the way they’ve grown in the past few years. Their product is currently a free service, but the founders say they plan to add a paid service to compete with Facebook’s suite of sports and entertainment streams.

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A financial service for freelancers, contractors and agencies. The service helps freelancers and agencies with payroll.

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A platform that connects freelancers and enterprises with digital labor, including web designers and content producers.

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A startup building an online platform for people to sell their used electronics. The idea is to be a free marketplace where sellers can sell and buyers can buy used electronics from people all over the world.

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A startup that helps people find the right freelance service for them, and has a platform with a “live chat” feature that helps people who don’t know how to get started.

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A free app for connecting with your friends outside of Facebook. It’s a platform where people can create digital walls and a platform to share photos and videos. They have a team of 30 people and have raised $3.5M funding.

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

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This is a tool meant to help employees get better at their jobs with an emphasis on self-improvement. They have a free trial and have raised $4.6m in a seed round.

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A decentralized email, file sharing, and storage company. The company currently has over 10,000 subscribed users, with the hopes of launching a free version in Q4 of this year.

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A free app that lets users create “Mystery Boxes” for their friends. The app helps you send your friends a message that includes a link to a product or experience you’ve never tried before. The recipient then has the option to try it out for free without having to buy it.

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A search engine for ideas and ideas. The startup’s premise is to make sure you find the best ideas, and do it all for free.

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A startup that helps you find free and cheap parking in NYC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. It’s already live in NYC, and will expand to LA and Baltimore in the coming months.

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They want to build a platform where employers and freelance workers can “communicate, connect and collaborate”. They have raised $1.1M in seed funding as of September 2019.

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A startup for freelance writers, editors, and translators. The startup is in its pre-launch phase, but has already sold $3,000 worth of services. It’s not a traditional marketplace, instead relying on a closed community of writers and translators who are all working on the same project.

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A free form writing and editing tool for people with a visual impairment.

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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.

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A startup and time tracker for freelancers. It’s also a social network for the growing number of freelancers.

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A way for team leaders to keep track of the progress of their team with simple checklists. The app is a free to share checklist and the team can customize the checklist with be customizable.

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A payment service for freelance work that will make it a lot easier for people to pay their taxes.

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

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A platform for making free, web-based 2D and 3D models.

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An email marketing service built to help small businesses, startups and freelancers grow their email lists and boost their sales. It offers a free plan for businesses with up to five contacts.

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Emoor is a startup focused on helping freelancers manage their content.

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A sharing platform for freelance talent that’s already helping companies like Time Inc. and MailChimp hire.

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A community of freelance designers with an emphasis on high-end products like furniture, ready-to-wear, and toys.

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

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A startup that offers a subscription service for small businesses that comes with a free package of everything you need in order to set up your business.

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This startup is building an online marketplace for the sale of computer parts, but based on the free and open source project OpenELEC.

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A payments app for freelancers, agencies, and agencies. The startup wants to help businesses manage and pay for freelancers.

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A platform that connects freelance graphic designers with businesses who want to create logos and other graphics.

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A startup that helps people get free gym memberships without having to go to a gym.

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The team is building a platform for independent contractors, freelancers and consultants to find clients. The company says it has already raised $5 million in funding.

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A startup for freelance designers that takes sticker prices and eliminates the middleman.

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A free VPN, or virtual private network, that doesn’t log information about its users.

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An online publisher for local news, Newburgh Free Press has been around since 2014.

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A free online language exchange platform for people looking to learn a new language.

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A bookkeeping startup in Argentina that helps small businesses and freelancers track their finances.

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

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A platform for people to find and hire freelance help from a network of other freelancers.

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A tool that helps educators find free, on-demand software for teaching various subjects, and is also a tool to help teachers find free software to use to teach their students.

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A tool that helps freelancers find work, with tools for payment, contracts, and invoices.

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 A startup that wants to provide insurance for freelance content creators, giving them a way to secure their gigs against things like blackouts and injury. The company is looking to grow into more than just content creators, proposing to add insurance to other types of industries.

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A free online application for learning Portuguese, Spanish, French, or Italian.

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A company that plans to bring the benefits of cloud computing to the workforce by letting companies hire freelancers who are computers.

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This startup is building a platform to help connect patients with doctors. Patients can search for medical professionals, and get a one-on-one consultation over video for free.

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A platform for human rights, which includes the belief that people should be able to freely share their information. The goal of Propscout is to provide a platform for the sharing of information regarding human rights issues in order to protect, respect, and promote those rights.

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a free front-end application for Gmail that allows users to download and share their email directly to other messaging apps. The company’s aim is to provide a simpler, more intuitive interface for users to manage their email.

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A B2B startup that helps freelancers with accounting to make sure they’re keeping track of their revenues and expenses.

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A free service that helps Americans who are moving abroad find work and employment opportunities in their new countries. Their mission is to help Americans transition to their new countries by providing job opportunities in their new countries.

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A startup that partners with local retailers to curate a handful of in-store activities for users to enjoy. These “experiences” are curated by the user’s location and can be anything from a free cup of coffee to a free library book.

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A platform that connects freelancers with companies that need extra work done, allowing them to work together in a single place.

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This startup is building an online platform for freelance designers to find clients and charge clients for their services.

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An on-demand platform that keeps track of who’s in a meeting and lets others know when they’re free.

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A free online tool for freelancers that simplifies the process of finding reliable clients, vetting them for quality, finding payment terms, and more.

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A platform that helps people run their freelancer workflows, helping them manage invoices, payments, and other interactions with clients.

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A free software that helps companies find the best time to market their products, based on customer use.

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A company that provides a free loan to borrowers who have already been denied one from other banks.

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A provisioning company that allows for free lunch, coffee, and snacks for employees.

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A “freemium” service that helps people build and manage their own portfolios of investments.

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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.

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A company that provides personal finance management for freelancers and small business owners, allowing them to see their month-to-month spending, and make decisions about saving on a budget.

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 A company that collects data from credit cards to build a predictive model of which cardholders are likely to pay back their debts (and which ones are likely to default). It’s looking to offer a free model to banks for their riskiest customers.

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 A free 3D printer for students and educators. The company is also launching a subscription service to provide access to more advanced models and features.

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A peer-to-peer marketing platform for hiring freelance writers.

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A online marketplace for graphic designers and freelancers offering creative services and access to a community of experts.

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A software-as-a-service platform that allows companies to send automated payments to contractors, freelancers and consultants. Work Hub is designed to help B2B companies with the complexity of payment processing.

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A startup that helps freelancers manage their time by creating a dashboard showing how much time they have to complete a project. It helps freelancers manage their time and act on time management tips they get from their favorite books.

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A tool to make it easier for freelance designers to create more consistent work.

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A tool for freelancers that allows them to create invoices with no upfront cost or monthly subscription. The startup is looking to be a cheaper alternative to Upwork and Freelancer.

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A platform for small businesses to create campaigns and get free marketing from influencers and media companies

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A new startup that builds tools for freelancers in the creative and tech industries to help them get paid faster.

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A free app that uses GPS to guide runners on their runs. The startup is building a way to get people from one place to another, by showing them what’s around obstacles on the way.

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 This startup wants to replace the traditional broker model with a commission-free, network-based system that brings together buyers and sellers. The startup says it already has several dozen clients.

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A product designed to make it easier for small businesses to buy products online. It’s currently a free product, with plans starting at $10 per month.

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, this startup is building an online marketplace for freelance designers to get paid for their work.

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A tool that helps marketers and their clients create and amplify their Facebook Ads. It’s like a Proof of Concept with a free version.

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ired is a payroll app for freelance workers

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This is a company that looks for freelance copywriters, and then trains them to be better at communication.

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A company that’s building a tool for hiring freelance web designers across the U.S.

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A startup that helps you determine how much energy you’re using in an hour or a day. The app is free, and in the US will soon be free for all users.

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A platform for hiring contractors in the U.S. The startup wants to make it easier for companies to find and hire freelancers for certain jobs.

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SaaS that brings mobile banking to underbanked businesses, with a freemium model that starts at $20 per month. It offers a mobile app with check-deposit functionality, but also wants to build out a premium platform for mid-sized businesses.

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A startup that helps people find free or discounted parking. The startup says it’s been profitable in the last year.

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GoPayroll is a payroll software platform that allows small businesses to self-fund their payroll. The company is also building a freelance marketplace.

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A subscription-free, open-source messaging platform for teams. The startup’s founders say they want to transform how groups collaborate.

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This startup is building an app that enables workers to schedule tasks via a mobile app instead of an email. They’re currently working on a version for freelance workers, but they’ve also written a book on how to run your business without a web presence.

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This startup is building a tool for HR managers to manage their team’s performance reviews. The service has already been used by over 5,000 companies, and it’s available for free to large companies.

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A “hiring engine” for freelance jobs, which bridges the distance between freelancers and businesses.

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An enterprise-grade mobile app that makes it easier to hire freelance contractors. The startup’s software tracks hours, overtime, time cards and more, and automates the process.

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A new way to hire talent in the media industry that connects companies with freelancers and connects companies with talent agencies.

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LogMeIn is an online business continuity and disaster recovery tool used by businesses and organizations of all sizes. Users can access their computers and data in times of trouble, and moreover, take advantage of its free iPhone/Android apps for remote access and file sharing.

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A product that helps freelancers manage their taxes and finances with one central hub, and set up their contract remotely.

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A startup that allows freelance tutors to teach online, and is building a platform that will allow them to monetize their services.

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As a company that offers a service to connect freelancers with employers, Cofoundr has an exclusive relationship with a major content distribution platform.

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A SaaS tool that connects users to local freelance writers.

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A platform for creating and distributing podcasts. The company is currently in private beta, and has already sold $2 million worth of ad-free podcasts, which are spread across categories like health, finance, travel, and parenting.

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A tech-enabled market for finding and hiring high-quality freelancers. The company’s aim is to help small businesses expand their reach and have access to a more comprehensive pool of talent.

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A free social network for the LGBT community. It’s a social network for LGBT people, like Facebook, but without the “friends” — it’s more of a “community” for LGBT people.

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A startup that’s building a platform that connects you to freelance “artisans” in your local area, allowing you to commission custom craftsmen or other professionals. It’s based in San Francisco and New York.

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

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

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A startup that provides a service where people can get a custom meal delivered to their house that is gluten free, paleo, vegan, etc

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A tool to help recruiters and freelancers find each other.

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This startup is building an AI tool that helps in-home care providers monitor and log their work while still being able to be hands-free. Caregiversoft currently has a small contract with a big company for $50k.

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This company is building a cloud-based CRM system for small businesses, offering free trials and plans.

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A “guilt-free meal delivery service for people who want to eat healthier but struggle to make time for cooking”.

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A way for people to pay and get paid for their freelance work.

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Idea: A remote work and freelancing platform for knowledge workers. The company says it’s growing at a rate of more than 3,000 new teams joining monthly, with over 5,000 new companies joining quarterly.

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This startup wants to create a marketplace for freelance content creators and help them turn their content into direct revenue.

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A startup that aims to make the act of sending and receiving money as simple and friction-free as possible. Cred is a fully digital, mobile, and online solution that is as easy to use as an ATM.

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SaaS business that helps small companies in India create paper-free operating procedures.

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Campus Labs’s goal is to help students find low-cost and free apartment rentals while still providing professional service and quality amenities

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A platform for hiring freelance developers and designers.

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A new business centered on the self-employed. The startup is working on a way for freelancers to provide services to clients in advance, and then be paid after the work is complete.

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A startup that creates a mobile app for people with dog allergies to use to find the nearest dog-free restaurants

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A startup that provides a service where you can post a free ad for your lost pet and it gets sent out to everyone in your

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A startup that provides a service where you can buy a "get out of debt free" card for someone who is struggling with debt

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A startup that provides people with a list of their credit report and credit score for free

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A startup that provides a service where you can buy a non-perishable dinner, put it in your freezer and it will cook itself

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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 community platform for the world’s freel

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Idea: A platform for schools to offer their students free access to the Khan Academy

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Idea: Cacoo is a collaborative diagramming software, with a free and paid version

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Idea: A startup providing free credit scores to customers, funded by a paywall around their credit report They believe this will generate better engagement than the traditional credit monitoring model, which pays customers to read their credit report

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Idea: A platform for freelancers to build custom chatbots and integrate them into messaging apps

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Idea: A startup that pairs businesses with highly-rated freelancers

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

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Idea: A free, full-stack, hosted CI/CD platform for web and mobile apps

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Idea: Free, Simple and Easy-to-Use P2P Web Hosting

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Idea: Earning a living as a full-time freelancer

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Idea: A startup that makes a “free” portfolio builder tool for small businesses, which it says can help them raise capital

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Idea: A startup that is a marketplace for wearable companies to hire the same freelance engineers to build apps for their products

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Idea: A startup that wants to connect freelancers with large companies The company says it has a “sizable pipeline” of customers and has already signed up its first paying client, a “large financial services company”

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Idea: A directory of jobs in the gig economy, from Uber and Lyft to dog walkers and freelance writers

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Idea: A startup that is building a cloud-based service for selling collectibles. It allows users to upload images and details about the item, and generate a barcode. It’s free for sellers, and takes a flat 3.5% of sales.

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Idea: A startup that connects German startups looking for co-founders with “potential employees” in the form of freelancers.

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Idea: A startup that allows users to create and sell their own video courses. The service is free, and it makes money by taking a cut of any courses that users sell.

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Idea: A personal finance management startup for college students. The startup helps students budget their expenses with the intention of graduating debt-free.

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Idea: A startup designed to help businesses with their strategy, marketing, and organization. It’s currently free to use.

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Idea: A new twist on insurance for freelancers. The startup is a high-deductible plan with a really low premium — that also includes a loan component. The startup says it’s looking to compete with a 1500% APR loan and offer a 1% interest loan.

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Idea: This startup simplifies the process of creating certificates of deposit for retail customers by creating a very simple web-based platform. The service is currently free, and the founders say they’re working on pricing.

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Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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Idea: A startup that helps people find music online based on their mood or taste. It’s free for users, and makes money through affiliate links.

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Idea: A company that wants to help freelancers and remote workers without access to healthcare manage their health. Users take a quiz to determine their health needs, and then the company helps them find affordable ways to take

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Idea: A tool that helps large organizations hire and manage freelancers.

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Idea: A B2B company that provides software to help freelancers and contractors in the US legally collect funds from employers.

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Idea: A startup that offers live video transcription services, using a team of freelance transcribers to convert in-person events into written content.

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

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Idea: A startup for “micro-consulting”, connecting freelance consultants with small businesses.

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Idea: The startup is building a tool that automatically writes a person’s will and will updates, letting you track wills from multiple users in the same account. It’s built on top of a free service that lets you write a will once and store it with them. They’re aiming to replace legal representatives with their software, while still giving users the option to use a lawyer.

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Idea: A non-profit in Brazil that provides free financial planning to low-income families. The startup works with banks to offer credit to qualifying customers, and works with the family to create a plan for them to pay it back. They already work with 8 banks and offer credit to 300 families.

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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 software company that sells a free version of its software for up to 10 team members. The software helps teams track their time and sell their products or services. The startup is self-funded and

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Idea: A marketing platform for beauty brands to sell directly to their customers. The startup is built on a freemium model and has made $2,820 in sales.

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Idea: A new brand of premium, non-GMO, gluten-free chips for people who want to avoid the chemicals and additives found in most store-bought chips.

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Idea: This is the company behind the Bodega app, which calls itself a “Bodega box that comes with a free human.” The startup is building an app for small convenience stores in order to make shopping for milk, eggs, and other items more convenient. Its founders are betting that by bringing in a human to help customers, they’ll be able to differentiate from other convenience stores.

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A “digital resume” for freelancers. The founder wanted to make it easier for freelancers to acquire new customers and for clients to find them.

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Idea: A startup building a mobile app that helps people make year-long commitments to a goal. It’s a self-hosted tool that’s currently free, but looks to monetize with premium features.

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A business tool for people in the Philippines to find and hire freelancers for small-to-medium sized businesses.

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Idea: A social network for people who, as they put it, don’t do social media. This startup is trying to build a product that’s fun and distraction-free so that people can connect more meaningfully.

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Idea: A craft brewery with a subscription model — you can buy a membership which gives you a certain number of free beers per month, or you can pay for a certain number of beers per month.

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A startup for freelance designers. The startup has plans to expand to include a wider variety of creative services including programming, video and audio production and web design.

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Idea: The first 100% free, open source code collaboration platform The company has raised $47 million in venture capital and has over 1000 users

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