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 Grow is building a set of tools for restaurants, enabling them to manage their menus, design their menus, and automate their ordering and delivery processes.

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A software startup that wants to help farmers and growers more easily sell their products online, tracking inventory, managing orders, and ensuring quality control.

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This startup wants to build a new type of credit card for the underbanked, especially in developing countries. It takes the form of a prepaid card and is available in any currency. Given the lack of banking options in many such countries, the startup sees a lot of potential for growth.

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 A micro-funding platform for entrepreneurs, reducing the cost of startup capital for high growth startups by providing a mechanism for investors to match their own funds with the startups they care about. The goal is to save startups money on the front end while generating real returns on the back end.

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This startup is building a platform for American farmers to sell their goods to consumers worldwide. The startup aims to use a mix of digital store fronts and technology to deliver to consumers in countries like India and China, where the rural population has been growing.

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

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A group of four-hour-old startups that are still around from Demo Day in June. The goal is to help early stage founders get funding and grow their businesses.

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A startup that invests in podcasts and offers them hosting to help them grow.

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A company that wants to build a system that predicts the future of cities as they grow and change.

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A startup that wants to help people in Latin America track their expenses and grow their credit score The company’s founders say that after launching in early august, they’re already working with over 3,000 retail accounts

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Big Data maps the world’s food. The startup analyzes agricultural data in real time to help farmers make more informed decisions about which crops to grow, where to plant them, and when to sell them.

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A company that helps retailers grow their online sales by selling them on Amazon.com. The startup has $2.5 million in funding.

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Starting as a maker of carbonated drinks with the tagline “For those who don’t have air,” this startup is building a new kind of Citrus Cloud, which will use the sun as a source of carbon dioxide to allow plants to grow in areas without electricity.

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The digital version of a pest control service. The startup’s team is small but they’re growing fast. They’ve raised $1.2 million and are looking to expand into the Northeast and Midwest.

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A small, family-owned business that sells and installs windows and doors. The business doesn’t have a website, so they’re counting on this campaign to help them grow their business.

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Plant-based protein startup that uses aquaponic systems to grow its products. The startup is looking to raise $750,000 to enter into a big box store like Walmart.

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A startup that helps women and men work together to grow their careers, by helping them find each others’ LinkedIn connections.

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A self-funded, fast-growing accelerator for retail ventures and consumer brands.

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A platform that aims to help businesses with their growing digital presence in fashion and retail. They currently have 1,000 merchants and $2.5 million in revenue.

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A SaaS solution for HR teams that lets them manage a large number of employees quickly and easily. Encom is growing quickly, and recently raised $4.5 million on a $10 million valuation. It has over 2,000 customers from Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, Walgreens, and Verizon.

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A platform that helps small businesses find financing to grow. The service is used by over 1,000 businesses in the US.

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Indeed.com launched in 2003, but has since grown into a market leader. Indeed.com has also been acquired by The Walt Disney Company in December 2018.

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A startup with a SaaS platform that helps retailers submit orders quickly and easily. The company is based in the UK but wants to grow internationally.

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“A platform for high-growth companies to grow their community,” which has a plan to bring in more than $100,000 in revenue in 2019 (as of July).

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A B2B company that helps businesses manage their email marketing. The company says they’re profitable and growing.

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A startup for startups looking to grow internationally. It’s a more self-serve approach than other startups, but the founders believe that they can provide the best service for a given price.

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Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows restaurants to use their app to take orders for their customers, with the option to customize the meal or package it for individual delivery. It already has 2.4 million users within the UK and a service that is growing more than 100% year-over-year.

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Hoping to use the same playbook as the coffee industry to grow their subscriptions to their platform, Hopin.

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Small but growing business that helps retailers and restaurants get paid faster

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A software company that makes managing a large number of Twitter accounts easier. The startup has been able to grow its customer base at a rate of 50% per month, and has built a $2 million annual recurring revenue business.

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A monthly membership service that helps companies identify and recruit technical talent. The company boasts $1 million in recurring revenue and says it has already grown its team from 10 to 30 people.

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A small business loan, based on factors like location, team, and amount of traffic. It also offers business owner coaching to help them grow their business.

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A company that makes it cheaper to travel to Europe, the UK, and the US. It’s based in London and is looking to grow with the help of a $250,000 series A round.

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As a company, HirePound has raised $1.4 million in capital. But as a company, it says it is on track to make $50 million in revenue in the next year. The company is a job board for the growing gig economy, connecting employers with micro-consultants and other contractors.

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The startup is looking to help small businesses grow by connecting them with customers, and bringing them together.

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An agency that helps organizations “build agile teams, identify and craft the right growth strategy, and build the right retention and customer experience programs.”

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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 company that helps companies book tours and events at museums and galleries. The startup’s founders previously worked at the Louvre, and want to help them grow their business in the UK, US, and Canada.

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A company that wants to grow your network and make it easy to introduce people to each other.

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A startup that wants to grow in the middle east and eventually offer a hub for those looking to find a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional in their area.

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An AI that helps power the “emotional intelligence” of retail stores, which are expected to grow in importance.

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Helping small businesses by providing a platform for them to grow and scale.

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A company that provides global data analysts with insights into consumer trends in real time. The startup is growing its team and expanding globally. It has raised $2 million to date from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and CrunchFund. It will be based in San Francisco.

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Zapier wants to help small businesses automate physical tasks using web tools. It’s currently in private beta with a few thousand users, and the startup is seeking to raise funding to grow it.

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This is an online video training marketplace for startups looking to grow and hire. The company is hiring a head of sales and has a $30,000/month business already with a handful of startups using it.

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

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Simplifying the process of getting an investor on board. The company offers $2 million in funding to companies that have $20,000 in annual revenue plus have a proven track record of revenue growth.

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A platform that helps companies find new opportunities for growth in their markets, such as new markets, new products, or new customer segments.

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A platform for users to rate their favorite restaurants, and a business for restaurants to use to grow their customer base.

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This startup is producing the next generation of technologies that can detect and remove water in buildings to prevent mold, bacteria, and other harmful microbes from growing.

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A web-based service that helps small businesses grow their sales by managing their social media, SEO, and marketing campaigns. The company currently has 1,000 clients and are now hiring in the Philadelphia area.

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In the past year, the startup has grown to have over 500 media outlets and over 1,000 reporters and editors, covering everything from sports to politics, and local to international. They’re aiming to grow that to 10,000 members and double the number of journalists that cover the news.

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Sunlight is an app that allows media companies to schedule video to go out live on their website with a single click. Sunlight’s CEO says that the app has already helped his company grow by up to 30%.

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A Web/Mobile-based platform for hiring, recruiting, and finding jobs. In the last year, the company says they’ve grown from $1.5 million in annual revenue to $4.5 million, and that they’ve seen 10x growth in the last 12 months. The company has more than 50 employees and is currently hiring.

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A startup that provides software to help eCommerce store owners who are trying to grow their business

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A company that wants to help people generate revenue from their Instagram accounts, by selling their content to advertisers. It has a built-in sales system to help clients monetize their Instagram growth.

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The company has raised a total of $16.5 million from Allen & Company, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Fidelity, SV Angel, and Y Combinator.

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An online platform to help people find and pay for parking in their area. It’s one of the first app-only parking companies in the space that’s grown to 1,500 employees after raising $200M from investors.

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A community for young adults that wants to help them get into finance and grow their careers.

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A startup that makes crockpot meals. Crockpot enables users to pre-order a custom meal from a variety of restaurants and have it delivered. It’s currently in the test phase, and looking to raise a seed round to grow and launch.

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A company that wants to use artificial intelligence to help people grow their Instagram presence.

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According to a report by TechCrunch, the San Francisco based coworking space, WeWork, is looking to raise another round of investments at a valuation of $8 billion. WeWork has been growing rapidly, and has been a major success in the US. However, the multi-billion-dollar valuation has not been met by the pace of growth, and many question how sustainable it will be.

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A tool for managing and growing your email list. If you ever wondered how to harvest your email list and use it to grow your business, Jato is an easy solution.

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A SaaS platform that helps a company “improve its brand by engaging with its customers and creating a more compelling experience for the consumer.” It helps brands create content, establish a presence and grow their customer base.

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Idea: A startup that provides a small-scale, educational version of a Tesla Powerwall battery to budding solar panel users The company says that their product is the fastest-growing solar product in the United States, and has seen an 800% increase in the number of students using it

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A startup that helps Chinese companies grow overseas by leveraging the data on their Chinese customers to target them in the US

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A startup that gives a voice to a growing number of people who are sick of the medical system, especially in the US. It aims to help people connect with their health care providers in a more direct and human way.

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A startup that helps small business owners manage and grow their business across the internet by allowing them to create a virtual storefront, and tap into the expertise of other entrepreneurs.

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A tool that helps you find the best interest rates for your credit card. The startup says they have more than 1,000 users and are growing by 100 users a month. The founders say they’ve raised $1.3 million in funding from angel investors.

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A company that helps small businesses in the US grow faster by delivering online marketing, sales, and customer support. They have raised a total of $2.8 million since launching in 2018.

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A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

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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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This is an omnichannel platform to help retailers connect with their customers directly, in order to grow sales and better manage inventory.

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A mobile payment app for the Philippines. The startup, which launched its app last month, is targeting the country’s growing middle class.

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An email app that lets you set up alerts for specific topics, and lets you get email updates from a growing number of organizations including the White House.

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A home services marketplace that helps users coordinate with contractors and service providers to make repairs and renovations. The startup also offers a concierge service that lets users put the app on a desk, and it works with home services companies to help them grow.

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A platform to help small businesses grow by offering them a complete marketing suite in a single product.

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

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The startup is working with partners to bootstrap the growth of a small-scale 3D printing community by providing the equipment and resources to move from a maker-model printer to a high-quality commercial printer.

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A “strategic network of growth-oriented businesses”.

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A platform that uses artificial intelligence to let companies hire professional services firms to complete work. The company combines P&L data with its own data to help companies hire the right professionals. It only launched in August and is looking to grow its client base.

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A company selling data visualization and analytics tools for account/growth teams.

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A single platform to help companies understand and engage with their customers, and act on that data. The startup is testing out a platform designed to serve the needs of small-to-medium-size companies, and then help them scale as they grow.

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A platform for small businesses to manage marketing and sales, enabling them to make more profitable sales and grow their customer base.

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A startup that gives away stock instead of cash to startups when they want to accelerate their growth.

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In addition, there are several other fast-growing startups that are also still working their way through the Crunchbase database, including:

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A startup that helps real estate agents with "after-hours" showings The startup wants to grow into a managed marketplace that serves as a broker for all home services, from repairs to insurance

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A company that helps employees build their personal brand, which they say is a natural outgrowth of the social and professional networks they’re already in.

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A platform for healthcare startups to grow their partnerships, build scale, and get investors. It aims to help sales efforts by making salespeople more efficient and giving them access to sales data in real time, which can help them close deals.

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Causes that want to communicate with people on Facebook and other social media platforms can now do so through a Facebook-style private messaging platform that will allow users to send and receive messages through a growing list of apps and services. The company says the community is growing rapidly and has over 200,000 members.

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A web-based platform to make it easy for businesses to grow their social media presence, through tools like a social media management dashboard, a social media scheduling tool, and a social media optimization tool.

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A platform that helps businesses optimize their supply chain by helping them to analyze data in real-time and identify opportunities for growth. They charge a standard rate of $150 per month per company.

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A company that “helps businesses buy and build from a wider, more diverse set of technology services”. The startup has raised $6 million from investors and says it has already helped companies grow from “the size of a small company to a well-staffed, highly functional team”.

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A startup that wants to be the “Yelp for small businesses”, helping them connect to customers and other local businesses in their area, and help them grow and engage with their customers. Currently has $100,000 in seed funding.

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A startup looking to help entrepreneurs in Africa start and grow businesses based on their unique needs.

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A software company that helps companies grow their email list, using automation and artificial intelligence.

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A startup that wants to be the middleman between the growing number of small-scale contractors and the big-contractor industry

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A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

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A platform that helps small businesses grow with the help of AI and machine learning. The startup is targeting the B2B market, and already has over 100 customers.

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A platform that lets you grow your own marijuana, and then consume it at your leisure.

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The company’s founders have raised over $400,000 in funding to date, making it one of the fastest-growing startups in the space.

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

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Social networking for farmers. Farmline’s pitch is that as farmers grow and share more info about their crops, they’ll be able to reap more benefits from the same share.

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Helping companies in China with a digital office. The company’s users have more than 10 million users and it says it’s growing fast.

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A startup that intends to use the momentum of the cryptocurrency community to grow and expand its platform for other crypto-related companies. It’s a tool for users to buy and sell digital assets.

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A platform for small factories in Asia to manage and grow their supply chains.

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A microfinancing platform that gives small businesses access to capital they need to grow.

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A machine learning system that helps marketing teams to segment customers and grow revenue

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Self-storage startup that’s growing at 20% month-over-month.

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A tool to help nonprofits do their fundraising. By taking in donations and giving them out to their clients in a direct, transparent manner, the startup wants to help nonprofits grow their donor bases and improve their bottom line.

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A startup that will help you live like a millionaire by getting you to invest in startup owners as they grow.

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A real-time communication platform for companies that want to grow.

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A chatbot to help businesses grow their international footprint. The chatbot will serve as a way for businesses to quickly and easily find markets in other countries and sell there.

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An online platform that allows people to rent out their homes while they travel. The company’s founders say that the business is growing rapidly.

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A networking app that uses the gamification of “leveling up” to get users to make new connections and grow their network.

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The term was coined in 2006 by Fred Wilson, who wrote "Startup - A Silicon Valley Adventure" in which he stresses the importance of a culture of growth.

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A supply chain management platform for restaurants and other food-related businesses. Growth is strong and the founders say they’re trying to make a dent in the $8.5 trillion food and beverage industry.

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A company that provides automated software for product development teams to manage their internal development processes, including functionality for code reviews, bug tracking, and test automation. The company is growing and had $1.5 million in monthly recurring revenue in 2019.

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A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

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One of the key differences between this year’s class and last year’s was the level of public interest in highlighting the work of the companies that were accepted. This year that level was very high, with over 10,000 people visiting the project page. That interest was a major factor in the growth of the class.

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The team behind the app GrowthBot is building out a toolset that helps companies examine where they’re losing money in their sales process. GrowthBot wants to help companies figure out where they’re losing money, and what they can do to optimize their sales processes to increase revenue.

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A productivity tool that helps you organize the ever-growing amount of content you create. The startup builds a “knowledge base” of all your content in an easy-to-use interface.

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Idea: A company that helps parents keep track of their kids’ activities at school The company wants to use data science to help parents see what’s going on inside classrooms and, as it grows, is looking to expand into other verticals, including medicine

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A startup that wants to help companies and businesses grow by working with them to eliminate waste and reduce costs.

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A web-based sales platform for small business. The startup aims to help them "sell bigger than them" and offer a way for them to grow faster.

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A subscription-based, monthly newsletter that helps entrepreneurs quickly grow their business.

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A “next generation” ecommerce platform for startups and small businesses, that uses AI to help them grow their businesses.

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A social media app that claims to help people “organically grow their social networks”.

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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 new company that makes it easy for people to order from their favorite restaurants while they’re away, and have them delivered. It started in 2012 and announced a $1.3 million Series A in 2017. They’re growing fast.

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A company that helps bring back the romance of gardening and growing plants in the age of technology.

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It turns any mobile phone into a live ID, and promises a “one-tap verification” that will be accepted by a growing number of retailers.

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A startup that lets you issue your own token that can be used to grow a business or pay for a service. It’s based on the ERC20 token standard.

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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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The company behind the $500,000 World Cup prize pool, FanDuel is building a baseball-based fantasy game. FanDuel has a head start in the US and UK, but will need to grow in other countries to have an impact.

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A platform for wine and spirits startups to grow and sell their products to the market.

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An investment platform to help startups from the seed stage through growth. The company wants to help startups raise funds and make pitch decks quickly and easily.

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"Growth Hack" is the second-most cited book on Amazon.com, after The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

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 A messaging app for small businesses that allows them to grow their businesses with curated content from across the web.

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A company that wants to help consumers build and grow their own personal brands by selling them on merchandise and experiences, similar to what Amazon does with Amazon Prime.

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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 startup that provides data and analytics on the impact of customer data on retail growth

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Startup Grind is a global community that aims to connect entrepreneurs and their startups with like-minded people, resources, and events in order to accelerate their growth. Startup Grind Philly is one of the first chapters based in the United States.

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A company that helps you evaluate the best investments to take advantage of growing trends — and withdraw money if you want.

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This company is building a platform that helps people manage and grow their wealth for retirement. It’s a robo-advisor that works with both individual investors and large investment funds.

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A startup that wants to create a platform for managing the growing number of products that are connected to the internet, and which want to be part of the Internet of Things.

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A startup that builds a homegrown alternative to the likes of Instagram, PicsArt, and Snapchat

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A data platform for companies looking to grow more efficiently.

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A platform that helps the restaurant industry grow and scale.

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A monthly subscription service that helps users connect with potential customers and grow their businesses.

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An iOS app for restaurants to help them grow

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This startup is building an app that tracks the weather for farmers and helps them optimize their growing cycle.

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Businesses in the Netherlands can create a marketplace for people to sell their home-grown products and services. The startup has already helped 30 small businesses rent out their homes.

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A tool that helps consumers create a budget and track their spending. The startup has raised $12 million for its technology thus far, and is looking to pivot into a basic financial management tool as it grows.

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A platform that allows small business owners to create and market coupons to their customers. The platform is growing in popularity for in-person coupon-based events.

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This startup is looking to help creative agencies manage the growing number of creative teams, with a service that helps clients manage their work flow, manage their expenses, and manage their teams, all in one place.

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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 plan to build a messaging app that’ll be a hybrid of Slack and WhatsApp. The founders say that messaging apps are the fastest growing apps in the world, and that they want to create something that’s better than both.

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A company that helps other companies make more money by helping them grow their email lists.

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An online marketplace for trading used books, based on users volunteering their books as collateral. The company is based in the UK but has been growing in the US.

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A “crowdsourced business intelligence platform”. The startup wants to help businesses predict and manage their growth. It launched in May with 1000 customers.

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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 startup that helps grow Instagram influencers by giving them access to a community of other social media influencers and brands.

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A startup where you can buy and sell your homegrown vegetables, herbs, and fruit.

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An online lending platform that provides loans to local businesses. The startup says they have “tripled their revenue as we scale to help more businesses grow.”

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Indiagames is a venture backed company that is building technology to help Indian game developers and publishers grow their market.

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 A maker of waterproof backpacks for the outdoors, a market that’s worth $1.2 billion and growing.

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A platform that connects borrowers with financial services and technology to transform the way they borrow and pay. They have a $2.5M seed round and are close to a round of growth.

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"FastCo" lists the top startups in the world every year. The list is based on revenue, but also factors in the startup's presence on other "fast-growing" lists, including those published by "Forbes", "Inc." and "Forbes Europe".

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An analytics tool for sports teams that helps them understand where fans are coming from and how their fanbase is growing over time.

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It’s a company that hires independent researchers to evaluate the credibility of news stories. The startup says it has a staff of more than 30 researchers in the US and Europe and claims to be the fastest growing news-biased fact-checking startup in the US.

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A startup that wants to build a platform to help small businesses, with a clear focus on helping small business owners build their brands and grow their businesses.

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A digital marketing agency for mobile app developers, focused on helping them to grow their businesses. The startup is a spin-off from a digital marketing agency, and has raised $1.1M in seed funding so far.

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A startup that connects merchants with vendors to help grow their businesses. Merchants can request products and orders and have them delivered within a few days. They have also opened up an API for other companies to integrate into their product.

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A social network for the small, independent coffee shops that serve as anchors for a neighborhood. The startup wants to help coffee shops grow with a social network and start-up accelerator.

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OpenTable was ranked the #1 startup in the category of “Food and Beverage” in the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the US in 2018.

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Expense sharing for travel is a growing trend, but Expense Buddy aims to do it better than others by creating a “predictive expense engine” that creates a bill for your trip before you leave, and serves it to you via email or SMS.

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Launch is a period of intense growth and expansion, and the companies listed above are just a drop in the bucket. As the startup ecosystem continues to grow, a lot more startups will have good ideas. Here are the top startups that have launched in 2019, according to TechCrunch.

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A data visualization tool for account managers and growth teams. The startup wants to help salespeople visualize their accounts and see where their best prospects are.

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A company that wants to invest in emerging companies, picking up equity when they are small and helping them grow.

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A tool to help employers make sense of ever-growing mountains of data in HR.

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allows companies to create online shopfronts for their products, eliminating the need for physical storefronts. It’s growing quickly, and recently closed a $3.8 million series A round.

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A platform that helps users manage and grow their online communities with easy tools, like a data dashboard.

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A startup that works with real estate agents to help them become property managers. The company is growing quickly in the US, and aims to do the same in India.

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The startup is building a “social tool” that helps millennials find and connect with one another to “help them grow their social capital”. The social platform has already built a $1.2 million round of funding and has raised another $3 million in a seed round.

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E-commerce site for America’s small towns, offering everything from electronics to home goods. The company is looking for more partners to grow the business.

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A tool for freelancers to track how much work they’ve done, pay invoices and manage their projects. The startup is working with YC alumni to grow the team.

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A business platform for Indian SMBs to better manage their finances. Over the last 12 months, the number of SMBs on the platform has grown 50%, with an average monthly transaction size of $3,500.

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A new way for startups to launch, with a “pay-as-you-go” model for founders and employees. It allows companies to grow without having to engage in the long, expensive process of raising a round.

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A $1 million prize for startups creating tools for early stage companies to manage their growth

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A company that helps small businesses get off the ground, with a library of tools that help companies with marketing, accounting, and sales. Company founders started it after seeing that many small businesses are launching on Facebook and taking on extra expenses to grow.

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

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A SaaS for managing and tracking the performance of a dealership’s fleet. The startup has grown to 3,000 dealerships, including Hertz, Enterprise, and other major companies.

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A startup that allows you to grow a whole portfolio of assets with one purchase, such as a website, business card, email, etc. The startup allows users to mix and match different products to create a single portfolio, while driving down the cost of all of them.

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A tool that allows employees to set up a flexible work schedule. This is currently in an early stage of development and has no immediate plans for the growth of the business.

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A web-based service for buying and selling designer clothes and accessories on the web. The company’s CEO says the site has grown to 2.5 million monthly users and $20 million in annual revenue.

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A startup where people can create and share their own videos to be used as a free marketing tool. The startup is working on a video series called Inside the Box, which follows a different startup every month as they grow.

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To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

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This startup is developing a software platform to help local food producers and farmers grow and distribute their crops and foods.

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An on-demand software development shop meant to help companies build, maintain, and grow their apps. The company has worked with companies like Uber, Warby Parker, and GoFundMe.

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Blogging software that helps coaches and other industry pros manage their blogs, tracking social media growth and other metrics.

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The startup is creating a simple way for people to grow their own food in urban areas

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A way to help companies grow their email lists, helping them get more money and engagement.

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A software platform that allows businesses to build apps for employees to track their time and get paid for it automatically. They have 12 customers and are still growing.

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A startup that uses AI to help retailers understand how their customer demographics are changing. The company says it can help retailers identify who their new customers are, and how they’re growing.

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A startup that helps users register for local events, including concerts, art shows, meetups, and sports games. The startup is growing quickly, with over 30,000 events registered in the past year.

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In the last decade, the number of startups has continued to grow, making the San Jose area "the best place to start a business in the world."

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A company that helps small businesses improve their marketing. The startup’s founders say they’ve built a “universal marketing plan” that helps small businesses launch new products and services and grow sales quickly.

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A San Francisco-based startup that’s building a next-generation financial services platform for the growing population of financially underserved people.

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Growth hacking tool for app developers.

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Zulberry is a mobile payments and commerce platform aimed at growing business in emerging markets. The company wants to become a more effective digital alternative to cash.

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A hardware company that makes it easier for people to possess and grow their own cannabis. They’re supplying this solution to dispensaries in Colorado, where Gov. John Hickenlooper has shown support for legal weed in the past. The company is already in business in Canada, and is looking at expansions into other states.

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This startup is building an API for API companies to build API integrations into their API. API integrations are a key part of growing an API-powered business by letting users access the API without actually running the API themselves.

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Ransomware is a growing problem for businesses today. ReProtect is a kind of ransomware that helps companies fight back by creating a fake version of their own software. It looks to the user like a legitimate version of the app, and will only encrypt the data on the company’s servers if the user pays a fee.

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A platform for developing video games and other digital content. They're hiring a CEO to grow the company and have plans to expand from the Bay to LA, New York and beyond.

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A startup that helps bring startup culture to India. They want to help India’s startups grow by providing a hub for community and events. They’re planning to have a physical location in India.

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A startup that helps users create a “mini-startup” and manage it from one place. The company wants to help people build and grow startups with minimal effort.

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Pivot is a social network for women entrepreneurs. It started in 2016 as a blog that features women in the Philadelphia area, but has since grown to include a community of over 600,000 women.

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A multi-service platform that helps retailers grow sales and loyalty through loyalty card programs.

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A platform that aims to help dating sites like Match.com grow their user base.

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A platform for hiring people to complete tasks based on a digital contract. The startup wants to grow the market for contract workers by allowing companies to take a digital contract and have a contractor complete a task.

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A rideshare service focused on millennials and their desire to grow and be independent.

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A turnkey vertical farming system, where a large greenhouse can be built, which grows a variety of vegetables and fruits.

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A startup that uses AI to promote its customers on social media. The startup is also working on a social media marketing platform that allows companies to attract more customers and grow their social media following.

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A social enterprise that sells a monthly subscription to its members, who can use the service to get a cup of tea in their home or a drink in a restaurant. The company hopes to provide a service to the growing number of people who do not have access to this basic human necessity.

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A company that builds smart, modular hydroponic grow systems

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A company focused on helping clients with growing their presence in Asia. Its app helps people navigate Asia’s credit card market, which is significantly different from the US market.

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A Tinder-like app for finding local businesses. Founded by two former Coinbase employees, it has a basic but growing user base.

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A company that provides a mobile app that helps farmers manage the business of growing and selling produce. The app is free and uses a system of “contracts” to help farmers manage their crops.

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A marketing automation platform for B2B SaaS companies, touting a 1,500% growth rate in the past year.

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A SaaS platform that helps user groups grow by empowering them to manage all of their conference or event logistics.

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A platform that helps small businesses grow by offering training and advice from experts, an event calendar, and a marketplace of services from other small businesses.

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A tool that helps companies grow their sales and brand through social media.

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An automated social media management tool, which helps companies grow by helping employees find and hire people better.

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A new way of making yogurt. Instead of a starter culture, they grow the yogurt with probiotics.

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An AI that helps companies discover and understand meaning in text and voice. The product is used by companies like Duolingo, and the startup says it’s profitable and growing.

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A startup that’s building a platform where employers can post jobs and candidates can apply for them, and also manage their profiles and cover letters. It’s currently in its beta version and growing in the SF Bay Area.

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(New Zealand) The startup helps B2B companies expand and grow their customer base. They recently won a R10M contract from the New Zealand Government.

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A B2B service that’s been in beta for over a year that helps restaurants manage their finances. The service helps restaurants manage their business from a single location and get a better sense of how they’re doing and where their money's going. The company was founded in 2013 and is profitable and growing.

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A company that wants to provide tools and services aimed at helping retailers and their clients scale and grow.

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An online platform that connects small businesses to digital advice and support from experts to help them grow and thrive.

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A startup that helps people find the best prices on flights from different airports, based on the distance between airports. It’s just one of many startups in this growing field.

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A platform to help people get more out of their money by calculating the cost of their life and retirement. The startup currently has 38,000 users and is growing by 1,000 a month.

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The startup aims to build a social network for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be to help them find and connect with mentors and resources to help them start and grow.

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A startup for consumers to help support and grow the community of restaurants they frequent.

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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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A “bottom of the funnel” growth platform for B2B companies. Based in Vancouver, the platform helps businesses identify leads and convert them into paying customers.

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A program to help small startups with capital raise and growth

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A startup that’s building a home-grown cryptocurrency which they hope will be more widely adopted than Bitcoin.

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A startup that wants to help companies build out processes for their business that will help them grow their business.

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The company wants to help marketers predict which city will see the most growth in mobile app usage. They’ve built a machine-learning algorithm that generates possible markets based on a number of factors, including population density and the amount of money spent on mobile devices.

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A computer vision startup that wants to help computer vision researchers get access to more data by making it cheaper and easier for them to process images. The startup currently has a small team of 7, but they’re looking to grow that to 15 by the end of the year.

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A product that helps grow the number of people who vote in US elections.

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Focusing on the production side of the cannabis industry, Vite helps growers track their crop through harvest, packaging, labeling, shipping, and aging. Co-founder Pravin Patel says they built the software for half a million dollars in seed funding, and are working with other cannabis companies to deliver their software.

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Working with 13 corporate pilots and growing in Dallas.

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A platform that helps businesses with a global reach, from small companies to multinationals, to grow their brand in a country where they have no footprint. It charges a small monthly subscription fee and allows you to add your business to a pool of companies to bid on.

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A startup which helps small businesses get funding to grow. The company gives small businesses a way to run their own crowd funding campaigns and get funding for their business.

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A new solution to help companies manage the sprawling growth of data centers

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A startup that has built an AI-powered platform to manage the growth of your startup’s social media engagement, allowing the company to monitor customer sentiment, measure engagement, and optimize their content.

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A financial technology company that helps comprehensive research in the world of growth investing.

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The startup's founders have been driving customer growth for companies like Lyft, Instacart, and Delivery Hero. After the US, they're going global and they're looking to build a customer service app called Enter, which they say can help companies grow faster by building and managing customer relationships.

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A tool to help people who want to start their own business grow their product.

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A platform for scheduling and managing taxi-cab service via smartphone. The startup is in the early stages of scaling, but the goal is to offer all of the things you could expect from a taxi cab service — like GPS tracking, real-time communication, and a dispatch system. The company is profitable and small but growing in the San Francisco Bay area.

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A solution for the challenges of growing a business in a remote location

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A startup that helps stores integrate digital marketing efforts, with an eye on optimizing marketing spend so they can grow their businesses.

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An ecommerce platform for food that’s grown organically and locally with a focus on freshness and sustainability.

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A tool for brands to grow their mobile email list without having to pay for Facebook.

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Workplace software that aims to make teams and companies more productive. The company, which launched in May, says it’s already working with over 1,000 companies and has grown its team from 14 to 30 in just four months of launch.

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A new company that lets users make their own bitcoin by mining it with their computer, which is then split among users. The app was first released in December 2017, and since then has grown to over 500,000 users.

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A platform for the market for organic and non-GMO foods. The startup is focused on making it easier for consumers to buy and sell locally-grown and organic foods.

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A startup that wants to connect the world of freelance services with the growing number of companies that need to build, manage and pay freelance workers on the fly.

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A platform for organizing and tracking group rides. The company is also working on its own app, but it’s working on turning volunteers into drivers to spur growth.

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A startup that lets small businesses get paid for the time employees spend on the phone. The startup is growing fast, saying they’ve signed up over 1,000 businesses on their platform.

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This healthcare startup wants to help employees avoid the cycle of health insurance premiums and high deductibles. They send a monthly debit card to employees, and can be customized to cover a certain amount of money per month for a certain service, ranging from life insurance to primary care to dental. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence startups are growing at a rapid pace, and this one is focused on helping software companies get the most out of their data.

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A marketing platform for small businesses looking to grow, pitch, and manage their marketing strategy. It’s a place where they can manage their marketing campaigns, track their goals, and see their progress in a dashboard.

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A platform for booking salon appointments. The startup is also looking for investors to help them grow.

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A new solution to mobile payments that’s focused on the growing nature of B2C payments. The startup recently closed a $1 million seed investment round.

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This company is building a tool to navigate the growing field of insurance compliance, making compliance easier for insurance agents and their clients.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for companies to manage the growth of their user base. It’s a SaaS product that helps companies make decisions about user growth, marketing, and customer acquisition.

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This SaaS business allows users to grow their own tomatoes in a hydroponic system.

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A digital marketing platform for lifestyle brands, creating an app for brands to manage and grow their digital presence.

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A startup that’s building an automated AI tool to help companies grow their customer base and increase conversions.

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A startup that provides a service for people to help them get certified for the medical marijuana program in their state (ie in Virginia you can be certified to grow your own and/or buy from a dispensary)

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Idea: A remote digital marketing agency for high-growth tech companies The startup has worked with a few dozen clients since launching last year, and is currently available to startups that are a $1 million in revenue or less

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Idea: A text-to-speech AI-powered assistant that can connect with virtually any virtual assistant It has already raised $23 million and is growing fast

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Idea: Grow food indoors using smartphone apps

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Idea: A startup that is building a platform to sell hot sandwiches to restaurants They say they have 7x ROI on customer acquisition, and are growing 10% week-over-week

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

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Idea: A startup that runs a marketplace for co-working spaces They have a large number of employees already, and want to grow into a way for people to easily find co-working spaces in the future

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Idea: A co-working space in Colombia that is growing quickly The company is currently in a few pilot locations and is looking to expand rapidly They have a waitlist of over 50 companies

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Idea: A startup that helps Midwestern farmers sell their produce more easily on the West Coast. The company is building a series of farms in the Midwest that will grow produce for big companies in the West, and use an Uber-like system to deliver it.

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Idea: A simple way for people to pre-order food online from local restaurants, picking up their food without waiting in a line or ordering into a kitchen. Customers place an order on the website, and then the startup calls the restaurant to confirm. The startup says it’s grown 10% week-over-week for the last year.

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Idea: A ‘gig economy’ labor marketplace for graphic designers. The startup says it’s growing 1,000% month-over-month, and has already sold $3,000 a week in design work.

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Idea: A startup that helps people manage their finances by pulling in all their accounts from various banks and credit card companies. The company says it is profitable and growing quickly.

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Idea: A startup that helps nonprofits raise money from their supporters. The startup charges a 20% fee of all donations made through its platform, and says it’s using a $500k grant from the Knight Foundation to grow the company.

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

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Idea: This startup wants to help India’s 600 million smartphone users take advantage of the country’s rapidly growing e-commerce market.

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Idea: The team is building equipment for the workplace, like medical supplies. It’s trying to scale into a high growth business by partnering with large companies.

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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 helps brick-and-mortar retail businesses grow online The company used a SaaS model for their marketing platform, which helps companies attract and convert online customers

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A startup that helps businesses grow

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