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A startup to help disabled people find friends who are willing to help them out, and vice versa.

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A startup that sells a monthly service which provides a chef to cook dinner for you and your friends

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A startup that helps people find new friends by connecting them with people who are new to the area

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A startup that helps people find the right gift for friends and family members

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A platform for people to share, compare and book air travel with friend and family,

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A platform for engaging in adventure activities with your friends and family.

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A chatbot that can let people know when their friends are sexually active.

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This is a startup that aims to help entrepreneurs raise money by turning to friends and family for loans.

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A startup that allows users to search through their Facebook friends’ photos to see if they’re using their real name.

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A startup that sells a service that lets you hire a photographer to take photos of you and your friends

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A messaging app for groups of friends that functions like a Slack with a focus on getting a dinner invitation to a bunch of friends.

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A tool to help people find out which of their friends are on the same flight as them.

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A visual way to understand what your network of friends and contacts are doing, which the startup says will eventually include things like board games, sports, and other group activities.

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A startup that lets people buy tickets to events that they can attend from their phone, and their friends can recommend. Ticketfly is focused on events like concerts, sporting events and live theater.

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A platform that lets you send money to friends in the Philippines, India, or China, in real time.

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A company that’s a Slack alternative, designed to be more intuitive and user friendly.

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An iOS app that aims to help parents build their own kid-friendly games.

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This startup is building a way to make API integrations more user-friendly.

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This startup has an app that helps people find the best places to eat out and then send a personal recommendation to a friend. The app is meant for those who like to eat out but are unsure where to go.

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A “family-friendly” social network for college students.

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

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A software for consumers to share their credit with friends without going through a bank.

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A new kind of pairing app that allows you to chat with potential partners and find out if they have mutual friends.

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An AI-powered bot that helps people find and stay in touch with their friends. The bot, which launched in beta in May, has over 100,000 users and is being tested with some of the biggest social media companies.

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A way to help people share their calendars with family and friends and collaborate on events. The company has already raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

102

A startup that helps people find one another based on their interests. It’s a way for people to find new friends and make new connections.

102

A web-based platform for buying concert tickets, connecting artists directly with fan-clubs, and allowing fans to buy tickets for their friends.

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A startup that acts as a middleman between your friends and their travel agent so they can pay and set up their travel arrangements online.

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An on-demand home health care service, built on the promise that “people don’t want to be dependent on others” and the idea that “your doctor is your friend”. The startup is currently in 10 markets with plans to expand to 10 more markets.

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A location-based messaging app that helps people connect with friends at various venues.

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A startup that provides mobile phone repair for $5, and a service in which customers can have their phones fixed by their friends.

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A software platform that allows users to control and visualize their data. The goal is to provide a user-friendly interface that allows users to visualize, analyze and make decisions across their data, and tell what’s happening and what they can do about it. Think of it as a personal dashboard for your own data.

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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.

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A chatbot that connects you with friends, family, and colleagues when you’re in the hospital.

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A collaborative platform for creating and sharing workout videos that users can comment on and rate. The startup is currently working on user-friendly video editing tools.

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The goal of this startup is to help consumers shop for services that match their needs, rather than relying on recommendations from friends and family. The company looks to compete with platforms like Groupon and LivingSocial by selling subscriptions that will take care of the customer. The startup is already working with a number of Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

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A tool that allows users to send and receive payments in Bitcoin through email. The company’s goal is to make it simple to pay friends and family with cryptocurrency.

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A way to quickly send money to friends and family overseas. The startup targets people in the US who often don’t know how to send money overseas.

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Zuji is building a platform that lets users create and share virtual reality experiences with friends. It has raised $5 million in seed funding.

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A startup that wants to let you take a selfie of yourself, and send it to a friend who’s also taking a selfie, and then you two can see each other’s faces in real time.

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A startup that creates a service where you can order a small box of items that would be a perfect gift for a friend or family member

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This is a photo sharing app that lets you send your friends a “snapshot” of whatever you’re looking at. The startup monetizes via selling advertisers the ability to target specific geographic areas or high-traffic areas.

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As a person’s social circle expands, it gets harder to keep track of old and new friends. Fellow is a service that helps you keep track of everyone you know, and share them with others.

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

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This personal finance app helps users track and manage their finances. It’s also a platform for sharing ideas and tracking financial goals with friends.

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A platform that helps people share and talk about their interests, helping them find new friends and meet new people.

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

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A startup that helps quickly build custom web pages for brands, selling them to clients at a fixed price. The startup wants to replace the very expensive full-page print ad with a mobile-friendly digital display ad. Their potential clients include agencies, brands and ad tech companies.

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A social media site for bloggers, with the goal of helping people find the most interesting content and share it with their friends.

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A startup that wants to make hotels a little more like Facebook, where you can see what friends are staying at the same hotel.

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A chatbot that monitors and keeps track of the health conditions of your friends and family.

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A startup that allows people to share their real-time location with their friends in a way that’s more private than sharing your location on Facebook.

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A startup that wants to make it easier for people to take a quiz to see which of their tastes and preferences are similar to which of their friends’.

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A game where you play a healer and have to heal your friends from the shadow that is chasing them

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Ability to locate and talk to friends and family who are in the same place as you. The startup is building functionality to make phone and messaging more like texting, with the ability to send and receive emojis, stickers, and photos.

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A company that wants to help you manage your network of colleagues, friends, and customers. The startup wants to build a smarter network of people to keep up with connections and build a community with. It plans to focus on small companies because they tend to have more existing relationships to build on, and are more likely to use social networks.

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A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”

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A startup that allows people to earn money by helping their friends find an apartment.

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A tool that allows you to create and manage your own variety of financial instruments. Think of it as a Pinterest and Facebook for financial funds, with a focus on helping people raise money from friends and family.

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A social networking app that allows people to find community, find friends, and meet people close to their geographic location

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An enterprise-grade analytics solution for social networks that makes it easy for people to see what posts their friends are sharing on social media sites.

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A tool that helps you figure out which of your friends are in financial trouble. It sends you a link to their profile and asks you a few questions to figure out if they’re in financial trouble.

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A global payments platform, SendFriend is a virtual bank account and payments platform that allows users to purchase goods and services without a bank account. It’s similar to TransferWise but with a focus on emerging markets.

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A tool that helps you quickly and easily share photos and video clips with your friends and colleagues.

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A digital tool for borrowing money from friends and family for small business purchases. The current model is still simple: the startup is working to launch an app that lets you borrow money in seconds from your friends and family. The company has raised a seed round, and is launching today

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A peer-to-peer mortgage marketplace, where borrowers could get a credit score, FICO score, and a monthly payment quote by asking friends to lend money to them.

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A startup that lets you send money to your friends at scale, through a simple mobile interface. The startup wants to use data from users to build a better product, and it’s currently only available for iOS.

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A startup that allows you to create a “move” between friends, effectively turning a video call into a video-text-chat.

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An API for companies to manage their own payroll and benefits. The company wants to offer a better experience for companies, and says most payroll systems are “untimely, expensive, and less than customer-friendly.”

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This startup wants to make bank deposits and withdrawals more efficient by making them more user-friendly and integrating with various systems.

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 A startup that helps you find your friends in real-time on your phone, and groups them with similar interests.

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A mobile app that helps you get to know your friends and family through video chat.

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A mobile app and website that allows users to find and connect with other like-minded people in their area to build a network of friends and collaborators.

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A peer-to-peer money transfer service for friends, families, or businesses. The startup plans to fund the business via a $1.5 million seed round, and is building a mobile app to help its members send money internationally.

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Loose talk among friends and coworkers about work and life. You can learn a lot about people by what they’re discussing, and what they’re saying is more than just idle chatter. This startup wants to make that sort of content available to employers and HR departments.

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A mobile app that helps people find their friends and family in a community, and you can share what you’re doing with them in real time, without sharing everything.

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A software that helps users create and manage their online portfolios. The software is powered by a sophisticated algorithm that helps users design a portfolio that is SEO-friendly and engaging.

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A startup that bills itself as a “Facebook for travel”, it allows users to share travel plans with family and friends

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A new way to interact with your friends on Facebook. It’s a messaging app that lets you play games and compete against your friends.

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A social network for the diaspora, connecting expats with family and friends back home.

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Collaborating with organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank, Geotime provides demographic, economic, and climate data in a user-friendly way that’s useful for businesses.

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The app helps put together a picture of your life, from your health to your home, and lets you share it with family and friends.

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A free social network where people can discuss more than just the latest viral trends, with the ability to upload content and share with their friends.

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This startup is building a new, more private-friendly messaging app for cryptocurrencies.

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A design studio that helps companies create engaging, unique, and user-friendly websites. They have a portfolio of clients, including Liberty Mutual, and are looking to expand their market.

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A platform that helps small businesses find pet-friendly locations and protect against data breaches.

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A “social network for club members” that lets you save the best events in a club’s calendar for your friends to see.

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A web-based service that helps people make dinner plans with friends and family.

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A product that allows you to draw on your smartphone so you can communicate with your friends in the same format as you do on the computer.

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This company builds technology that allows people to securely and easily send money to and from the Philippines. Their service, which launched in May of 2018, allows Filipinos to send money to family and friends without having to deal with the high fees associated with traditional remittance services.

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A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.

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A startup that helps parents and families create a custom “holiday card” for friends and family.

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

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A way to send photos and videos to friends and family via a web application.

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A family-friendly AI chatbot that allows grocery shoppers to chat with the AI through voice or text to help them pick out the best deals. The company says it’s already up and running in grocery chains like Walmart.

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A startup that sells a tool for customers to book travel for themselves and their friends at the same time, and to help them understand the cost of what they’re booking. The startup has built a system that allows them to share the itinerary with friends, and helps them navigate and understand the cost of their own travel.

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App that helps you play games against your friends and pick up where you left off on your phone

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A “digital assistant for couples”. The startup wants to build a social network for couples to share pictures, videos, and other updates, and have the ability to share with friends, family, and therapists.

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

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A startup that helps you to create a database of all your friends on WhatsApp so you can instantly message without them having to add you.

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A startup that wants to build an AI-powered chatbot that allows your Facebook friends to talk to your bot for all the things.

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A startup that helps with matchmaking, the startup says it sifts through users’ Instagram photos, looking for common themes. It then uses machine learning to analyze what it’s seen and suggest new friends.

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A chatbot-based service that helps businesses sell to those in their target markets. Founded by two Interactive Advertising Bureau employees, the company wants to build “your friend in advertising” — a tool that helps you buy a product or service with a personalized conversation.

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A startup that helps you manage your morning routine. The app, which was launched in October, allows users to set daily routines that they can then share with friends or colleagues. With a daily routine, users can plan their day based on when they will be most productive, helping to keep their productivity levels up.

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This startup wants to help people manage their finances through a simple, smart, and mobile-friendly interface. It has raised $1.3 million to date.

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A startup to help organizations create employee-friendly spaces.

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A platform to help send and receive money from friends and family in the Philippines.

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A tool to help create, share, and sync media with friends.

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A platform for connecting friends in real life with people they want to meet. The startup was founded by a former college roommate.

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The startup's "mission is to make it easy for people to create and share their bitcoin and crypto wallets with their friends and family."

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An eco-friendly conference for startups, focused on innovation, sustainability and technology.

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A platform that lets families, friends, and neighbors connect, find, and support each other for their mental health issues, using a big data approach to help the right people at the right time. Through its platform, Bensound plans to provide a virtual space where people can post their symptoms, get support, and connect with each other. The platform reaps the insights provided by the data from all the posts to offer people with mental health issues the most personalized, accurate diagnosis possible.

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This company is building a chat-based social network for enthusiasts that aims to allow users to share their experiences and advice with each other, like Reddit or Quora. It’s a spin on the social media platform idea: instead of frequent posts from celebrities, the goal is to get your friends to post about their experiences and thoughts.

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A startup that makes a mobile app that helps you understand the legal troubles of your friends. The company hopes to teach people how to manage their legal problems via a mobile app.

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A platform for sharing and tracking your workouts with your friends, family, and exercise trainers.

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You can use this to send money to friends and family, at a small fee.

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A startup builder that lets you create beautiful, interactive, mobile-friendly websites for your business, with no coding required

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A Chrome extension that helps people find the best dog-friendly outfitters to take their dog hiking

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Company is building a platform to help people find and get along with friends, and help people find people with similar interests.

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A Slack/Facebook hybrid app that helps you figure out where your friends live.

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A way to merge your Facebook and LinkedIn friends. The startup is currently in a private beta.

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A startup that helps you to connect with friends and family by sharing messages, photos, locations, and locations.

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A startup that helps people to design, build and test their prototypes online Users will be able to share their prototypes with friends or partners

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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 new way to personalize a conference that helps you book a room, attend a presentation, and find a new friend.

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Everyone has a friend or acquaintance that they’d like to loan money to, but they have no way to do so. MoneyBroker does just that, pairing people with other people in need of cash with those who have funds to give. The startup has already raised $2.5 million and is currently on-boarding more than 2,000 users a month.

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A startup that helps people automatically send money to a friend via SMS

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A SAAS product that helps organize and manage all of a person’s relationships. The startup wants to help people communicate with their friends and family more effectively.

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This startup wants to sort the news you read to bring it to you in a format that’s somehow more relevant to you. The startup uses machine learning to determine which stories are most relevant to you, and tries to bring you the most relevant news. It’s a bit like Flipboard, but less user-friendly.

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A platform that lets you create a personal blog or journal, write posts, and publish them on your own website, and share them with friends and family.

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This startup wants to make it easier for people to find and share important information with friends and family. The startup aims to make information like travel plans, medical records, and other digitized documents more discoverable for friends and family.

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A companion app for the cloud-based version of the New York Times that lets you save articles to read later, annotate them, and share them with your friends.

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A tool that helps users track their fitness progress, measure calories burned, and connect with friends.

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A mobile application that allows the user to create and share movement plans and trainings. The startup wants to help people share their workout plans with their friends, allowing them to track progress.

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A photo-sharing service that uses AI to find the best “story” in a photo and recommend it to others. Users can also share their favorite stories with friends.

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A set of tools that help people raise money from friends and family to finance their businesses. The startup's founders once raised nearly $600,000 from friends and family in just 48 hours.

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This startup is building an AI chatbot that acts as a friendly customer service rep. The startup is using a combination of machine learning, natural language processing, and domain expertise to make its chatbot more human.

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Startup that allows users to send secure messages from the popular messaging app WeChat to their friends, family, co-workers and other contacts.

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A space-saving, eco-friendly, solar-powered tent that's built with bamboo and recycled plastic. It's also waterproof, and when the time comes to move, it folds up into a waterproof bag, taking up less space than a cooler while still providing a dry, protected space for outdoor camping.

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A mobile app to help them track their exercise progress. Users can share their progress with friends and get motivation and tips from other users.

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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 social network designed to help people make friends with those from different cultures, which works as a matchmaking service for travelers.

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A digital alternative for physical notes and calendars. The startup says it’s a better way to organize and share calendars with family and friends. They charge $5 per month for a calendar with unlimited notes.

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A product that helps people get paid on their phone for sharing their car’s location with friends.

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A group of former AOL employees are building a new kind of digital product, in a new kind of space. Their goal is to build a product that’s creative, inspiring, and that has a social component — a way for people to share their work with their friends and followers.

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This startup and its founders were inspired by the story of their friend who had to wait two years to get a colonoscopy. They want to make the process easier.

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A platform for sharing content with a group of friends to create a group conversation

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This startup wants to democratize access to medical research data for students and researchers. It’s a software platform that allows medical students and researchers to build their own datasets and access global research in a user-friendly way.

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Professional and semi-professional athletes and influencers are seeing their profiles get hacked. This startup wants to build a way to securely store influencer data so that it’s not lost in an ex-boyfriend’s phone.

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A startup where your friends can rent your couch for a few days

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A new brand of budget-friendly eyewear.

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A startup that wants to create an app that keeps you up-to-date with the latest news and information from your friends and family, or just from the web.

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Acquire new customers and have them refer your business to their friends.

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This is an app that turns your phone into an emergency hotspot to connect with friends and family, and to help you dial 911.

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A tool that lets someone create a Facebook Ad with a group of friends in it for a specific cause or purpose.

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This is a “personal assistant” that helps you game on your phone. The company focuses on helping gamers track their progress and keep up with their friends.

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This is an app that aims to help people understand their credit score and how it can affect their future. “The app provides a user-friendly credit score calculator that is designed to give you a quick and easy understanding of your score. The calculator gives you a score based on your credit history and helps you understand how your credit score is calculated, how it will change, and what it means to you,” the company says.

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 A startup that’s building a new and more user-friendly way to create and manage group texts, similar to GroupMe.

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A video chat product that allows you to call up a video, group chat, or voice call with friends from your phone whenever you want.

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A group of friends who are building a kind of alternative to LinkedIn, with more emphasis on connections and less emphasis on the algorithm.

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A platform that aims to make it easier to design and manage digital product and content experiences. An open-source platform that allows anyone to design a product and provide the necessary feedback to friends and followers. The startup is seeking to build on the work of other Open Platforms like Brave, or Pivotal, or Path.

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One of the most important parts of the mission is to create a platform that allows workers to generate a living wage while keeping them connected to their friends and family.

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A mobile app that allows people to create real-time surveys and quizzes about their day, with a social component so they can share the activity with friends.

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DesiChat is a messaging app for long-distance friends in India and Pakistan. After setting up a user account, users can message one another via a phone number, email address, or a Facebook account.

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A simple, secure online payment tool, similar to Paypal. The app allows users to send money to friends and businesses in their area.

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A way to automatically send money to a friend in need. If you can’t go to the person who needs the money, you can still give them some of what you have.

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A company that’s building a tool to help companies build, market, and sell their products to their friends and family.

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Want to find out how your friends are doing Lookalike is a tool that can tell you how many shares someone has on Facebook, how many times they’ve posted, and the likelihood that they’ll post again.

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A tool that helps you keep track of the book you read, and which you can then automatically give to a friend.

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A tool helping people make an audio track of their life, from a single instrument, so they can share that with their friends and family.

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A way to store and share photos and videos in 360 degrees, allowing users to see their friends in 3-D. The startup wants to use the service to create virtual reality video by stitching together photos and videos.

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A startup that can help you set up multiplayer games with friends for the iPhone.

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Startup that wants to create a platform that would allow people to create an “anonymously encrypted blog” for their friends, family, and co-workers.

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A personal assistant that helps people figure out which of their friends is most likely to be on Twitter and Instagram.

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A customizable, female-friendly skincare brand that uses AI to make products that are good for the skin.

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A peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app that allows you to transfer money to your friends and family.

39

A startup focused on user-friendly music discovery. The startup wants to create a desktop experience around music discovery that will allow users to browse and listen to songs, and also see what others are listening to.

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A social network for elderly people to check in and view pictures of their friends and family. The startup has already helped its first customer, a family member, locate her father and communicate with him (via text) over the phone.

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A social network for Snapchatters, with tattoo styles and styles that can be shared with friends.

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A startup with a camera that allows you to snap a photo into a virtual world. This lets you snap a photo of your friend’s room, for instance, and then walk into that room in VR and be able to explore it.

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 The company with the combined vision of Google, Facebook, and Uber: A new kind of messaging platform that allows you to send and receive a message with a set of actions. An example: You can send a message to a friend and then order them a pizza, with the message automatically being routed through the app and then to the pizza chain.

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A web-based platform for organizing your life, sharing with friends and family, and managing your daily activities. Notable for its “paperless” interface, which lets you create to-do lists and share them with others.

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A platform that helps you build and save customized travel itineraries for your next trip, and then allows you to share them with your friends to help them get a head start on planning.

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This startup is building a tool that lets anyone create a site where they can create a collection of online videos and share them with friends.

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“Eco-friendly” shipping containers that can be used to build shipping crates or other shipping products.

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A social network that allows users to chat and play games with their friends who are currently hanging out in the physical world. Users can also play games against friends at home, meanwhile.

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 A company that’s building a new type of social media experience. People can send videos to their friends and have friends vote on which ones they like or dislike, for AI to curate more interesting content.

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A social networking app that allows users to set up and run an online "party" for their friends.

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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 tool that lets you manage your favorite video games via their Steam API, allowing you to edit, create, and share with friends.

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A company that helps you find and connect with your family, your best friends, the ones you work with, and the ones you love.

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A startup that wants to build a marketplace for more environmentally-friendly products. With a business that was founded in the UK, they now have an office in the US.

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A text-based banking app that helps users make secure payments, like transferring money into a friend’s bank account.

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A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

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App that lets you send a personalized video message to a friend, and has over a million users.

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A way to send money to friends in Mexico, with a fee of no more than $1 per transaction.

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A tool that helps users to create and edit their own “competition packs” of decks for a given game, which they then use to play against friends or strangers online.

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The doc app is meant to work with any electronic health records system. It’s built on the idea of user-friendly dashboards, so users can see all of the data that’s relevant, in one place. HealthBlitz is currently working with the Mayo Clinic to build out a prototype. HealthBlitz says that it’s already working with nearly 3,000 healthcare providers.

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A company that makes a machine that prints food without food, and then makes it into a gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly product.

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A digital locker that lets users give personal keys to their valuables to family, friends, and other trusted people, and have them get access to the item in their personal account. The service is still in beta testing and has yet to be released.

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Employers can access a single dashboard to track their employee’s performance. Performance is measured across different channels, including time spent at work, friend requests, and the effectiveness of their social media presence.

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A platform that enables journalists to “do journalism by postcard” by sending a link to a story to a friend, who then comments on the story and sends a link to a friend, etc.

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A way for people to pay friends and family without a credit card.

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This startup is building a platform to help people who have given up their phones or are reluctant to give them up, to still communicate with loved ones, friends and coworkers. They’ve built a chatbot that allows people to send text messages and make calls to their friends without the phone.

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

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A mobile app that shows what other people are searching for, and lets users see what their friends are looking at.

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A startup that allows people to send a video directly to a friend, with a minimum of fuss.

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A San Francisco-based startup that hopes to be the Uber of finance, where anyone can get a line of credit and borrow money from friends and family.

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A startup that enables users to create a ‘vision profile’ and share it with friends. Created by a couple in their twenties who wanted to know how other people were making it in the world.

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A startup to help people find gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly options at restaurants.

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A way to allow people to easily share their gym photos with friends and family.

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A startup that lets you upload your pictures and videos and arrange them in easy-to-use slideshows for your friends and family.

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A platform that helps users who are moving apartments share information with their friends and family, to make the process less stressful.

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A P2P service that lets you borrow money from your friends to fix your car, fix your leaky roof, or do whatever you need to do.

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A startup that helps your friends and family set up a plan for when you need end of life care or health care.

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A platform that enables people to rent out their homes to visitors. They’re building a platform that will let people rent out their homes to strangers or friends for short-term stays, and take care of the expenses for guests.

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On 2 June 2015, an app called "YouNow" was released by a team of developers from the University of Southern California. The app allows users to broadcast live videos to their friends, and allows viewers to tip the broadcasters. The video is only viewable for 24 hours, but viewers can re-watch them at any time.

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Magig is a startup that has a new take on how to borrow money. It’s sort of like Venmo, except for the borrower. The startup allows users to send money to their friends in exchange for lending them cash that they can pay back over time.

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A company that helps users create and send virtual gifts to their friends and family, with a promise that it will never expire.

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A startup for meeting new people and finding friends. The app is designed to make it easier for people to make new friends, and to find people with similar interests.

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An alternative to the more popular sharing apps like Snapchat, where people can share videos with friends, but also keep their messages private.

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A text messaging platform that lets people talk to their family and friends in a language they understand.

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A startup that allows members to connect with others in their city and import their address book to find things to do, see what’s open and when, and share with friends and family.

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A platform that combines the best of human and machine intelligence that allows you to create your own visual voice and chatbot. The idea is that your chatbot will be able to learn from your interactions and start to learn from your friends and family.

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A startup that lets people earn money by helping their friends book trips. At present, the company has partnered with Airbnb and Kayak to help people book their own trips.

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A suite of tools for building user-friendly online courses

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A startup that helps people stay in contact with their family and friends, with messaging, calling, and video calling.

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A tool for helping people create a stay-at-home network of family and friends.

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This startup is looking to make it easier for people to share their ride requests, whether it be a ride with friends, a ride to the airport, or a ride to a restaurant.

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A software company that wants to help people connect with their families, friends, and people they care about in a more immersive way.

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A new platform that allows you to share your carpooling plans with friends on your preferred ride-sharing app, while allowing the app to earn money from your ride-sharing efforts.

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This platform provides a way for people to “pay friends with bitcoin”, essentially allowing you to transfer money to a friend in a peer-to-peer way.

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A company that works with schools to make the school environment more parent-friendly.

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A new service that lets people offer their unused airline miles to friends and family. Recipients can redeem the miles for airline tickets, and the sender gets a payout.

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A startup that allows guests to share photos from their travel with their friends and family at home.

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A startup co-founded by Y Combinator alum Sam Altman, this is a social network where you can make friends with the people you meet through the app. Users pay for memberships and can then message and chat with others on the platform.

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Helping people see their friends’ tweets, photos, and videos from their phones during a dinner party.

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A startup that allows you to make native videos of your native language, and share them with your friends.

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A hand-woven bag that looks like a pineapple. The startup is building a community of knitters, who will make and sell pineapple-shaped bags to be used as a summer beach bag or a gift for a friend.

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A “freemium” site for sending money to friends and family

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Idea: A user-friendly way to buy and manage cryptocurrency

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The app lets you make money when your friends want to buy stuff from you. The app creates a “payment” link when you post a photo of an item. When a friend clicks the link, they’re charged a commission on the sale.

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A way to transform a website into a mobile-friendly experience

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A way to let people buy gifts for each other with their phones. The startup is building an app that allows you to scan barcodes of items on the internet, then share them with friends to purchase for them with a few taps.

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An employee referral platform for businesses to get employees to refer their friends to their job.

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A new way of paying for things on the internet that’s supposed to be faster, more secure, and more user-friendly than PayPal. It’s meant to be the next step up from cash.

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An online payment platform that lets people pay their friends through Venmo. Payalu is backed by Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and others.

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A startup that lets you share your meal with your friends and family. The startup is looking to upend the delivery model by integrating with restaurants and other food sites to place orders.

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The company’s goal is to “put the attention economy to work for people, not for advertising.” Or, as they put it: “Imagine a world where the people who you want to be connected to are the ones who know you best – your friends – not the people who pay the most.”

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This startup is building an app that lets people create their own unique events, which they can then invite their friends to, similar to how it works on Facebook.

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A startup that lets you run a kitchen and bar business on the side or full time, or just help out in a friend’s kitchen for a night.

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A “social network for people working from home”, aimed at helping them find things to do and make new friends. The startup also has a product for businesses that “want to run their own social network for work from home”.

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This startup wants to build an app to help detect which of your friends have the most valuable LinkedIn connections.

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A mobile chat platform that lets you video chat with your friends. It actually built a mobile chat platform the same way it built the messaging platform, with no outside funding. It’s now in private beta after launching in December.

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This is an app that tells you which room in your home you spend the most time in, and how that time compares to the time you spend at work, with friends, etc.

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A user-friendly app designed to help hire employees. Filmed interviews have gone viral.

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A startup that helps you play games with friends without giving away all your personal information.

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The startup’s goal is to make healthcare data more user-friendly for consumers, who it says want to know what the data means and how to access it.

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A startup that helps people in India establish a bank account. The service aims to be user-friendly for people who don’t have a bank account. The team also says that it’s working with the government to digitize all government records to make banking easier.

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A social network for students, with a twist: Students can share their school activities with their friends, who can then follow them to see what they’re up to.

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The startup behind the YourTango.com app and website is planning to launch a new online messaging app that will let people chat with their friends and family face to face, and the first users will be celebrities.

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A tool that lets you send money to friends, family and businesses.

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A healthcare subscription service for people wanting to track and keep tabs on their prescriptions. The company is building out a very simple and user friendly platform that saves users time and money by managing their prescriptions.

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A company that makes home security systems that can be monitored from anywhere. It takes a user-friendly approach to things like dummies, cameras, and sensors to make a security system feel like a home.

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A solution for the “millennial” generation that allows users to send money to friends, or use it to pay for items online.

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In the same vein as OwnPeep, this startup aims to allow you to share your furniture browsing history with friends and family members so they can help you find the perfect furniture for your home.

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A platform that lets people post what they’re doing in real time, such as a meetup or a job interview, and share it with friends

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This is a service that provides a way to transfer large amounts of money to a friend or family member, the company claims it’s cheaper than the international wire transfers it aims to compete with, with a 3% fee.

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A startup that wants to make it easier to find a ride-sharing service to pick up the family or friends when they need to be dropped off.

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A startup that lets you chat in real time with all your friends, even if they’re in different countries or states.

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Using a phone, users can scan QR codes to send money to a friend who is in need.

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Idea: A startup that is building a mobile app, where you can invite your friends to play games with you, and earn money.

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This startup is building an app that allows “unbanked” consumers to borrow money from people in their network of friends and acquaintances.

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A startup that helps governments issue tax-exempt bonds in an environmentally friendly way. The company uses blockchain technology to track everything from who owns the land to who owns the building to who owns the certificates.

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A marketing tool for businesses that wants to encourage customers to recommend them to their friends and family. The company allows businesses to create and share a personalized review page, with a personality quiz and a survey, so people can see how their friends and family feel about them.

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An API that enables apps to tap into Facebook’s Newsfeed to give users a better idea of what their friends are reading

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A tool for online videos that allows users to embed their videos on their websites and share them with friends.

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A way to make it easy for people to send money from their bank account to their friends and family across the world. The startup is only in the US currently, but aims to expand internationally.

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A tool for streamlining the entire social security process, with an app that allows you to give money to a friend or relative as a gift, automatically.

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A new way to help consumers buy environmentally-friendly products. The startup is a small team that’s looking to build a better way for consumers to get their hands on environmentally-friendly products from all over the world. While it’s not quite a marketplace, it does offer a centralized marketplace that connects the consumer to one online store for all their environmentally-friendly products.

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A social network for Latinx entrepreneurs and women with entrepreneur friends.

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A social app that lets you set up groups of friends and family to help you out with tasks at times you’re not able to do them yourself.

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A web app that helps people find joy in the everyday. You’ll be able to build a home page or blog, then use it to share content with friends, or invite others to join in.

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A group of four college friends who decided to start a company to help create a more efficient way to source and manufacture electronics. The company wants to be the first company to completely eliminate the middlemen of electronics manufacturing and create more manufacturing in the U.S.

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This company is a tool for sharing shopping lists with friends and family.

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a startup that wants to do what most people think of as “time management”, in a way that’s more user-friendly and not really “time management”.

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A platform that allows companies to run their own inventory management system, designed to be more user-friendly than the current options.

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Using AI, this startup aims to make it easier for people to help their friends and family by text. The platform is currently running in beta in New York City for the time being.

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A startup that pays customers for sharing content with their friends, starting with Facebook and Instagram.

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A startup for people who are moving to a new city and need help finding new friends

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A startup that sells a tool for helping people find old classmates or friends

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A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to make a video for you to show your family and friends when you are stuck in a foreign country

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A startup that provides a service where people can buy gift cards that are customized by the giver (IE I buy my friend a gift card for a cooking class or to a spa)

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Idea: A startup that allows you to make a game with your friends with a few clicks

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Idea: A startup that lets you give friends and family a chance to pay rent and other bills

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Idea: A startup that helps people go into business together Say you have a friend that's a lawyer and another that's an engineer A collaboration tool could help them communicate, share files and bill clients more smoothly The company is currently bootstrapped, and has a 10-person team

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Idea: A startup that lets users create, share, and track video messages with friends/family

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Idea: Allows people to send money to family and friends in the Philippines via chat apps like Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and Telegram The chat apps offer a great way to chat with people, but it’s a hassle to send money via another platform like PayPal or Venmo, so they’re using chat apps as the payment mechanism

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Idea: A personalized shopping service that helps users find the perfect gifts for their friends and family. Users share the kinds of experiences and activities they like, and the company finds things they’ll like.

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Idea: A company with an app that allows people create their own visual shopping lists and share them with friends and family.

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Idea: A startup that makes a lightweight, mobile-friendly way to trade options for retail investors, promising a user experience similar to Robinhood.

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Idea: A social media app that uses a multi-level, multi-person game mechanic to help people try to figure out who in their friend group are the most popular.

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Idea: A text messaging app to help women in Afghanistan stay safe from abuse. It works as a “panic button” that calls a preselected list of family and friends when pressed.

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Idea: A startup that provides a service that helps people who are having a birthday party to grow their network and find more friends

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A startup that has a service to help people decide which of their friends to ask to go to a party

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A startup that gives people the ability to store their personal photos and videos online and find friends who share similar interests

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