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A startup that helps people figure out the best way to buy a house (e.g. whether to buy an older home or to renovate an existing one)

1,746

A startup that helps people draw up plans for their dream home and then helps them find contractors to build it

1,149

A platform that pairs people who have a spare room in their home with those who need a place to stay.

647

This startup has built a medical app to help in-home care providers manage their client’s data.

588

A startup that sells furniture for people who live in tiny homes

522

A platform to help people find the best care for the elderly, with a focus on home healthcare.

475

A startup that aims to take care of your apartment while you’re away. InstaHome provides cleaning services, maintenance, and security for your apartment, with plans starting at $16 per month.

448

A startup for tracking your home energy efficiency for free.

425

A startup that creates online courses that teach people how to do common home repairs

334

A company that sends physical boxes to your home or work after you place an order on their website. The boxes are filled with the product you’ve ordered and then shipped back to you.

302

A software company that makes a device that allows users to monitor their home energy use and adjust it remotely.

274

A way to help people navigate the process of buying a home.

257

A startup that’s helping power outages by letting people share their homes’ energy usage with others and get compensated for it.

236

A startup that wants to sell insurance to people who own property, and who want to protect it in the event of a fire. The startup has already built a platform for homeowners to claim their coverage, but needs to raise $5 million to build out a back-end system and additional products.

195

A startup that uses 3d printing to create custom constructed homes for people who need homes quickly

181

People love their pets, but when it comes to veterinary care, there’s a shortage of vets, and a high cost. PetMeds is building a subscription service that integrates with veterinarians to deliver pharmaceuticals and supplies to pets at home, where they can get better care and less expensively.

179

A startup which helps users track their homes’ energy usage, helping them to plan how to pay for energy and save money.

170

An AI with a mobile app that helps homeowners sell their unused real estate.

149

A startup that creates a directory of local home repair experts so people can find someone to do small home repairs

145

Company that will help people buy and sell homes using their mobile phones.

143

A startup that aims to create a “digital wallet for the home”, allowing you to pay for products and services using apps on your phone.

140

A company that manufactures unique air filters for the home.

140

A startup that provides a service where people can book a trainer to come to their home and workout with them

139

A home delivery service for groceries, fully automated. Currently working in San Francisco.

135

A meal delivery app for consumers who want healthy food at home.

134

A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

131

A startup that provides a service to help people design their home

128

Mobile app for home cleaning services.

127

A social network that lets users find homes for pets

122

A startup that allows users to hire someone to help them organize their home

121

A startup that delivers a box of things to do when you’re bored at home

119

A monthly subscription service that sends home delivery and grocery shopping to your doorstep.

117

A startup that will come to your home with a drone and take pictures of your house

113

A startup that provides homeowners with discounted rates for insurance and home repairs.

112

The startup makes on-demand cleaners available for home services, largely to help cities manage their waste. By putting the service in the hands of users, it helps cities cut costs and be more efficient.

111

A startup that promises to be able to show its customers how to save money by optimizing their home’s energy consumption.

109

A startup that helps people who have bought a home and are moving in, and then helps them find a contractor to make small home improvements

107

An online marketplace for people to list real estate in their homes for sale or rent.

107

The aim is to let consumers to pay for a 3D-printed object. One feature is that the 3D-printed object is scanned and then the user can print out an accurate digital version they can then use in their homes.

106

A company that wants to be the “Uber of home security”, letting people pay for home security devices with their credit cards and then let the company handle the rest. The company has raised $10 million in a Series A.

105

A startup that aims to make the process of building a home more efficient. It connects users with professional contractors and helps them find the best contractor for their needs.

104

A startup that helps companies support their employees’ work-life balance by allowing them to work at home.

103

A startup that provides a service where parents in China can pay to have someone with a degree in education check their kid’s homework

102

This startup that wants to let people earn money from their home by offering a variety of on-demand services.

102

A startup that’s looking to build a chatbot that can serve as a digital concierge for your home. The startup is already working with a few dozen home service providers to offer its AI-powered service.

102

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

101

A startup that sells a USB-connected device that allows you to remotely control your home’s lights and television, and allow users to launch and log into apps on their phones.

101

A startup that provides a service for people who are interested in learning how to do their own home repairs

100

A company that sells modular home accessories designed to make building a home more efficient.

100

A social network for home improvement contractors to compare and rate each other’s work.

99

Idea: A company that helps homeowners who are selling their home make it look its best for buyers, cutting their job out of the real estate sales process. The startup has raised $150,000 in the last month.

96

A new type of virtual reality experience, where people can interact with others in a “virtual school” or “virtual community” without leaving their own home.

96

This startup is looking to bring Airbnb-style home sharing to the US.

95

A startup that sells a $100 smart plug that does everything from controlling the lights in your home to allowing the owner to read text messages on their smartphone from anywhere.

95

New York City’s drone delivery startup. The startup wants to get packages from warehouses to homes in a half hour.

95

A startup for home services and maintenance, with a focus on big ticket items like HVAC and plumbing.

94

A startup that aims to help employees manage their work from home workflows on Slack, Github, and other services.

94

An ecommerce platform for the Chinese market, allowing customers to purchase items online without leaving home.

93

Home automation startup that wants to help people manage their home energy usage with a mobile app.

93

A startup that builds smart, weatherproof and green homes in the US, and sells them to people for $5,000.

92

A platform that allows people to monitor and control their home environment. Their central product is an IoT hub that collects data from things like lights, thermostat, and leak detectors, then sends it to a smartphone app.

92

A company that looks to take the data from the medical devices in your home and learn what your body needs to stay healthy. CIMA aims to build an AI-powered platform that can help you better manage all your health data, and then recommend medications based on what your body needs.

92

This startup is building a way to find homes to rent on a per-minute basis for under $1 a minute.

92

Bringing good food to your kitchen and your home.

92

A “smart mirror” for the home that helps people track their sleep quality, with an optional “sleep coach” feature.

92

The company is building a platform that will allow people to land on a page with a listing of homes for sale, to create a profile, and then receive a personalized email to show homes that match their preferences.

92

A startup that provides a service where people can rent out their unused vacation home for 2 weeks a year and make extra money

91

A digital platform for the home, with an API to help developers build apps and integrate with smart home devices.

91

A platform that allows people to rent out spare bedrooms and/or spare bedrooms with other household members. It’s designed to help people earn additional income from their homes while also giving their families the chance to stay in their homes in times of need.

91

A startup for short-term rentals. The startup helps vacation homeowners skip the traditional agency process and run their own rentals on their own terms.

91

A platform that helps people find jobs that they can work from home, where they don’t have to pay for a whole office.

91

A startup that lets users create a database of their home inventory so they can easily sell their home if they need to move

90

A startup that helps people who are buying or selling real estate to find local contractors to do work on their home

90

A startup that provides a service where people can get a haircut from the comfort of their own home (you visit their home and they cut your hair)

90

A startup building an in-home showroom for buying, selling, and renting real estate. Starting at $5,000 up to $25,000, the company is currently operating in the Washington D.C. area.

90

A startup working on a program to prevent water damage in homes.

90

A real estate agent with a smartphone app that helps home-owners connect with contractors.

90

A software platform that helps people shop for second-hand furniture and home decor

90

A startup that aims to help parents get their kid’s homework done. The company builds a platform for teachers to provide online computing to students via web-based apps.

90

A startup that sells the homes of people who are traveling abroad for long periods of time and stay

89

The idea is to redefine the way people think of and approach real estate as a place to live. The company plans to use marketing, design, and data to help people make smarter choices about their homes.

89

A wearable sensor that helps detect motion and alert you when someone is approaching your home.

89

A tool to help teachers grade homework by grading it automatically, in real time.

88

A platform to help the world’s refugees find homes. It’s currently in beta.

88

A company that helps home builders like ApartmentPlace, ApartmentGuide, and Zumper create a single-page listing that embeds all of their properties into an app that they can distribute through the Apple Store and Google Play.

88

A platform for managing and sharing your home’s interior design.

88

A startup that helps people find and buy homes for $1,000, and is backed by former President Bill Clinton.

88

Builds a simple, secure, and anonymous way to rent out a private room in your home.

88

This startup wants to let people buy and sell their old electronics in their own homes. The company’s goals are to make it easier to resell items, and to educate people about how they can reduce their clutter.

88

A startup that provides a service where people can rent a home in a foreign country with other

87

A startup that sells a collection of various items to help people organize their home

87

A startup that sells a service to help people who have been evicted from their home find a new place to live

87

A startup for home-based businesses that connects them with customers, and gives them a way to find people to hire.

87

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.

87

Work-at-home tech support for small businesses. The startup is based in the Bay Area and recently raised $3 million to expand internationally.

87

A startup that helps people set up and maintain a home security system in their own homes, and is being marketed towards DIYers.

87

Trunkable wants to build a web-based home that can be rented as a vacation home.

87

A platform for building applications for homeowners using the Nest thermostat.

87

A speech recognition app that helps users get around in their home.

87

A startup using crowd funding to raise money for a home automation platform.

87

A startup that helps people set up their first home gym Sells mats, weights, kettlebells, etc

86

A startup that provides a service where people who are interested in buying a home can hire someone to walk through homes that are for sale to tell them if they’re a good fit

86

A startup that provides a service to help people with their immigration paperwork (basically lawyer) A startup that provides an alternative to Airbnb for people to rent out their homes (which they are not living in)

86

The startup offers a service for home healthcare providers to create a payment plan for clients and get paid over time. It’s a service that competes with services like Care.com.

86

This startup is building a telepresence technology that allows you to virtually work from home.

86

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than 200 companies that have received a total of more than $80 billion in venture capital funding as of Q3 2017.

86

This startup wants to improve the process of buying and selling homes by using algorithms, AI, and machine learning to make the process faster and more transparent.

86

A startup that makes it easier for consumers to find quality products for their homes. Its app is similar to Amazon’s Dash, but for finding products in a physical store.

86

A smart home system that uses AI to manage lighting, connected devices, and thermostats.

86

The startup uses AI to guide you through the process of buying a home, starting with a base salary and home costs, then dividing up the costs per square foot and getting a personal loan.

86

A startup that is building an alternative repository to Airbnb for people to find rentable resources This includes everything from homes to lawn mowers, from the startup’s own website

85

A mobile app that allows customers to book services from home doctors. They’re also focusing on providing privacy for health services, by ensuring that the doctor never sees the patient’s name, phone number, or address. The company is currently working with a hospital in NY.

85

A platform for finding home cleaners that an individual can use to set up recurring cleaning appointments.

85

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

85

A startup helping real estate agents sell homes by providing a marketplace for their clients to find a buyer.

85

An online marketplace for home health-care services to cut down on paperwork and increase efficiency.

85

A B2B platform for women to find and book professional services for their homes.

85

A smart home monitoring system that can send alerts about smoke and carbon monoxide leaks in a home.

85

A tool for helping physicians see patients via video conference from their home office.

85

A home energy service software company that helps users track and manage their energy usage in real-time. Anyone can install the service, which allows users to subscribe to a specific time frame or a whole week and pay $5 to $8 per day. Meant to help people save money on their energy costs.

85

A real estate marketplace for people looking to buy or sell a home.

84

A startup that helps people find new homes, apartments or roommates on behalf of landlords

84

A digital platform to help consumers compare home loans at a low cost

84

An education platform that teaches women about safety in the home. It’s currently in private beta with select customers.

84

A smart home server that can automate and integrate a person’s personal devices (lights, thermostat, etc.). The company is also an app developer, with a marketplace for other companies to integrate with their products.

84

This startup wants to build a service that will help homeowners learn more about energy efficiency.

84

Philadelphia is home to many notable media companies, including:

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A startup that provides a service where people can rent out air mattresses in their homes when they’re traveling

83

A startup that wants to build a platform for alternative medicine, like homeopathy.

83

A digital store for home users of medical equipment

83

A global insurance company that helps people buy and insures their homes via a mobile app. The startup is looking to operate in 30 countries.

83

There’s a really big market for high-end home security systems. The startup is building a system that helps you get the best one for your needs, with a $5 monthly subscription.

83

A real estate technology company that helps agents across the country with their home shopping and marketing needs.

83

Localized and hand-curated content for small businesses, such as a website’s homepage, blog, and store.

83

A platform for sharing home services and letting customers compare costs and quality.

83

This startup is building a platform that lets users scan in their groceries, learn how much it costs, and then print the bill at home.

83

A startup that makes a kit for making kombucha at home You can buy a kit with all the supplies you need to make kombucha plus a starter batch of the brew

82

A startup that wants to help people find and hire home cleaners who are local, and who have the right experience. They want to help the market for home cleaning, which often lacks liquidity, by bringing order and transparency to the market.

82

A company that helps with home repairs and renovations, letting customers research and book local contractors

82

A network of community-based care providers that helps seniors stay in their homes. The startup has raised $24 million to date.

82

Similar to Airbnb, this company aims to connect homeowners with travelers looking for places to stay.

82

Find and book a personal chef, who then delivers food to your home. The startup has raised $1.4 million in seed funding.

82

A platform that lets home buyers and sellers trade home inspections.

82

A company that creates smart home accessories and technology for people who don’t want to deal with the technology themselves.

82

This startup wants to be the Amazon of the home. The idea is to make a marketplace for house-goods, where sellers can list what they have and buyers can filter options and place orders.

82

A startup that sells a device that measures the humidity in your home and helps you manage your dry air

81

A startup that offers a platform for digital nomads to rent out their homes in a peer-to-peer fashion. It’s in the early stages of development, but the founders say it will be “like Airbnb, but also a concierge service and protocol for renting out your home when you’re away”.

81

A startup that creates a “personalized customer journey” for a customer that goes through a number of services in their home, including electricians, cleaners, and more.

81

Smart locks that let you control your home from anywhere with a smartphone

81

Helping people find the right home by matching them with builders based on their budget and lifestyle.

81

A home cleaning startup that’s focused on getting people to do more of their own house cleaning.

81

A tool that allows you to create and sell virtualized physical objects, like a virtual home, or a virtual gym.

81

A way to let people crowdsource their ideas (like Kickstarter) from the comfort of their home, where they can focus on the creative process without having to deal with logistics.

81

A startup that provides a service for people who want to sell their stuff The service will come to their home and photograph their stuff and list it on online marketplaces

80

A startup that aims to replace on-demand laundry services with in-home washing and cleaning.

80

A B2B company that helps people sell their homes by taking photos, sending listings, and handling payments.

80

A real estate focused business that connects tenants and landlords. The startup is a bit like Rocket Mortgage, a company that helps people with bad credit refinance their home loans — the startup’s focus is more on the landlord side of the equation. The startup charges a monthly fee of $50 for their service.

80

A system for home health aides to manage their clients’ care from anywhere.

80

Helps employees take their work home, work remotely, or set meetings via messenger with up to four people.

80

A food delivery service that will deliver “all-natural” meals from a community of home cooks that the company says will be better for the environment than restaurants.

80

A company that helps match people who have the same taste, background, and interests to make it easier to find collaborators, whether it’s for a band or a new home.

80

A company that’s moving the power of the “internet of things” from the world of large manufacturing plants and factories to the world of small-scale manufacturing and manufacturing at home. The company is working with over 50 manufacturers to make it easier to connect their products to the Internet.

79

A real estate website, with listings for apartments, houses, and condos, as well as a guide to nearby amenities and things to do in the area. The company wants to be one of the tools that helps people buy a home, and then helps them settle in.

79

A startup that aims to take the power out of microgrids and put it into the hands of consumers. The startup is working on a battery pack with solar panels that can be installed on the rooftops of homes and offices and be used to supply electricity for a certain period of time, much like a powerbank.

79

The company is building a platform that will allow users to take a picture of the items in their home and have it translated into a virtual reality experience.

79

A startup that allows people to rent their homes to Airbnb hosts on a per-night basis, charging a fee to those hosts.

79

This startup wants to help first-time home buyers who don’t have the money for down payments. It’s hoping to help people who have saved for years but still need a bit more cash to close on a home. It wants to take a few thousand dollars and give it to the buyer.

79

A tool to help people buy and sell homes in different cities, in a way that’s similar to e-commerce. It’s currently in private beta.

79

A startup that provides a directory of contractors for people who are looking for a contractor to do work on their home

78

A startup that provides people with a custom-made suit and then sends a tailor to their home to help them get fitted

78

This startup wants to bring robotics to the home, allowing you to connect your computer to a robot arm that can grab things like food and medicine, and do the things you don’t want to do.

78

A Waze for real estate. This startup wants to help people find the right home for them, and sellers get access to a broader set of buyers.

78

A startup that powers the internet of things by allowing any connected device to be programmable for voice control, whether that be a home security system or a self-driving car.

78

A social network for people who work from home. The startup is built for those who want to bring more community into their lives, helping them to connect with others who have similar jobs.

78

A different kind of charging station for electric vehicles, focusing on the home. Rather than wirelessly charging vehicles, the startup's stations are stationary and have a separate charging port for plugging in phones and tablets.

78

A delivery app that lets couriers send beer and wine deliveries to people’s homes for the same cost as ordering a pizza.

78

A kitchen system called the “KitchenPod” that’s meant to let you cook, then take the result home for later. The kitchen has a base unit, and a separate pod that connects to a smartphone. The fridge is connected to the base unit via Bluetooth, so it can track things like what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. When the pod is connected to the base unit, it can track the fridge’s temperature, as well as how much food it’s holding.

78

A startup that provides a convenient way for property owners to rent out their homes on a short-term basis

77

New York - New York City is home to the largest financial district in the world, but the cost of living for interns in this area is so high that it’s difficult for companies to entice young talent to stay. This startup, known as Give, wants to make it easier for companies to hire interns.

77

A new app that turns your phone into a high-tech thermostat so you can set it and forget it. The app talks to the temperature sensors in your home and adjusts your system to your energy usage and comfort level.

77

A platform that allows consumers to rent out their homes. The B2B platform is targeting real estate agents, who the startup says can earn up to $100k per year.

77

Grid wants to make energy consumption more transparent, by giving customers a meter on their home in a box, and then giving them a way to manage their energy consumption.

77

An AI-powered chatbot that will guide buyers through the home buying process, with an interface that is designed to make the experience very similar to that of a real agent. The startup believes that this will lead to a significant increase in home sales.

77

A startup building a location-based app to help homebuyers and sellers find each other.

77

A startup that provides a service for people to have someone come to their home and give them a hand with cleaning, etc

76

This is a platform for on-demand home services, like plumbers, electricians, and everything else.

76

A way for people to rent out their spare bedrooms and living rooms on Airbnb, or even to create an entire home on the platform.

76

A startup that wants to take the friction out of the process of purchasing a home. Instead of going through a bank, you can do all the paperwork online.

76

A real estate company that helps buyers find homes in the best neighborhoods, comparing homes to similar homes in the past.

76

A startup for home buyers and sellers to find and hire contractors to do things like paint or tile their homes. The company is currently in an early stage of fundraising.

76

A startup that lets you split your take home pay between your employer and your spouse.

76

A startup that make a tool that allows you to make your home automation system available on the open web

75

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

75

A Facebook Messenger bot to order groceries from local stores and deliver them to your home. The company launched in 2017 as a way to increase delivery speeds, with the goal being to make deliveries within 30 minutes of the order being placed.

75

A platform to help people buy and sell homes in the US. The company is currently building a platform that will make it easier for people to sell their houses on their own.

75

Startup to connect buyers with retailers in a more efficient way, by allowing them to order products online and have them delivered to their home.

75

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

75

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

75

A company that connects retail stores with talented baristas. The startup offers the ability to get coffee from the comfort of one’s own home, and pay with a credit card.

75

A startup that makes a universal remote that can control all the devices in your home

74

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops have all become computers. This startup wants to make the home a computer. The company is based in San Francisco. The company’s name comes from the idea that a home computer is the center of the home.

74

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.

74

PetMD is a vet-tech startup that helps pet owners with a range of services, from consulting to pet care. It has a “pet concierge” service to help owners with questions like what to feed their pets when taking them to the vet, and what food to pick up on the way home.

74

A mobile app that connects people looking to buy a new home with a realtor who can help them get an offer in writing. The founders say they’re already working with over 100 companies in real estate, including Robinsons Homes and Landmark.

74

A startup that wants to help connect apartment tenants with home repair services.

74

A platform for managing connected devices in the home, that connects devices to a single hub.

74

This app helps people decide which services they should rent out their home for extra money.

74

An on-demand marketplace for your home, pitched as a more effective, more satisfying alternative to Airbnb.

73

A food delivery service that works with caterers and provides home delivery to over 100 cities in the US.

73

A startup that helps users build “smart” homes using the Amazon Echo smart speaker.

73

An online marketplace for home services and the services of other contractors. Users can find services and contractors by keywords, and pay with a credit card or PayPal.

73

A startup making it easier to build a visitor management system for work-from-home companies.

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Marketplace for home repair, including licensed contractors.

73

Home security startup that uses geofencing to detect when burglars are in or near the home.

73

A startup that aims to deliver affordable, high-quality storage to the home. The company is focusing on a particular vertical, which is a new one.

73

This company is building an app called “MyBeds” for homeowners to create a “bespoke bedroom” for their home. The app lets you create a “dream room” from a set of customizable, curated items.

73

A platform that helps people make money by sharing their home with Airbnb guests.

73

A startup that allows people to rent their home to travelers for a period of time when they’re not using it

72

A way for people to find home services providers.

72

A platform that helps people find products and services that fit their needs, be it products for their home, furniture for their office, or services for their pets.

72

This startup is building an AI that responds to big data and has the ability to make last minute changes to a home’s heating and cooling systems.

72

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.

72

Plans to allow folks to leave their cars at home and get around on public transport in cities

72

A restaurant delivery app for Miami. The startup helps restaurants deliver food to customers in their homes for pick up.

72

This startup is building a tool that allows teachers to share school content with parents at home. Teachers can use it to video and text share, saving time and money.

72

A company that builds smart machines so that robots can help people in their homes

71

A product that helps people determine the right time to move homes.

71

A tool for real estate agents that helps them track and communicate with all the different people involved in a home buying process.

71

An online tool for estimating the amount of money they’ll need for a down payment on a home.

71

This is a startup that’s building a ‘smart’ lock that will let you control your home’s lighting remotely.

70

A startup based out of Israel that’s building an online platform to help people with their homework.

70

Want a pager You’re out of luck, you have to go to the office to get one — but your colleagues have them. Proximity is a startup that lets you order a handheld pager for $15 a month that’s delivered to your home.

70

There are a lot of companies that help people find parking, but now there’s one that helps people find parking at home.

70

Designing new, custom-made furniture for the home. The startup is working with builders and architects to create bespoke furnishings for the home.

70

This is a company building a platform where an existing customer can find and hire a contractor to repair or remodel a specific item in their home. It’s a marketplace for homeowners looking to hire contractors, and the startup is profitable.

70

A food delivery app that uses the same home delivery process as Uber Eats and Instacart, but for restaurants. It’s currently in the beginning of a round led by a VC firm that recently invested in Zume Pizza.

70

Smart home system that helps eliminate the need for people to put down their phones to manage their homes.

70

This startup is building an automatic speaker that turns an existing home stereo into a smart speaker, with the idea that many people have a smart speaker for their home, but not a home stereo to hook into it.

69

A network for home insurance agents that helps them find customers and get them claims faster

69

The startup has developed a tool that can print a custom home-pickup menu for nearby restaurants. The startup’s first customer is a chain of Mexican restaurants in the US.

69

Food delivery and home services in India with no delivery fees. The startup is looking to deliver a wide range of goods, from food to cleaning products, from thousands of businesses that have been vetted by the company.

69

Blockchain hardware for smart homes. The company wants to build a $200 smart lock that would allow owners to automate their home with blockchain tech that would allow them to unlock the door remotely.

69

A platform that connects people looking to buy or sell their homes with real estate agents. The startup wants to be the middleman between owners and agents.

68

This is a startup that’s building an app and platform to help people in countries like India save money on their utility bills by installing solar panels on their homes, which are already building excess energy into the grid.

68

A mobile app that helps people fast-track their home buying decisions.

68

A company that helps people hunt for and find the right home for them. The B2B business takes a more detailed look into the details of a home’s design and location, while the B2C service takes a more granular approach to the home’s amenities and location.

68

App that helps you estimate the cost of your home renovations based on your own inputs.

68

A startup that connects restaurants with home delivery services, so that customers can order food that’s ready when they get it. The startup has already raised $2.4 million in funding.

68

A startup that helps you find out exactly how much your home is worth. It’s a handy way to compare properties in your area.

68

This company is looking to take the “labor of love” out of home ownership, offering a simple way to save money and time on renovations by having the homeowner hire out the work.

67

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.

67

A consumer-to-business marketplace for home improvement products and services.

66

A startup that lets users select a theme for their home. It’s a web-based app that lets users customize their home’s look and layout via a user-controlled interface.

66

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

65

Pitching itself as “YELP for your personal life”, this startup attempts to make home-sharing a lot easier.

65

A startup that is building out a system to help people invest in both the stock market and their own homes, with a goal of making investing affordable for everyone.

65

The startup’s goal is to make it easier for people to shop for vacation homes. They’re building a platform for people to search for vacation homes that they can then book and pay in one place.

65

A “digital concierge” that helps users personalize their own homes. Instead of searching around for different products, users can ask their digital concierge to come up with ideas and send them to the user.

65

A health service for people with persistent mental problems. The company wants to provide safe homes for people with mental illnesses, to help them get the services they need to lead productive lives.

65

Homejoy is building a platform that helps home cleaners book appointments at the best times for their clients and their customers’ schedules.

65

A business that brings a suite of software and hardware tools to help home cooks learn to cook from scratch.

65

This startup wants to bring more transparency to online rental listings by creating a search engine that sorts and ranks homes based on their location, amenities, and price, as well as the number of reviews they have.

65

A company that’s building an app for helping people plan when to hit the road and when to stay home.

65

A company that brings internet of things-style technology to the previously non-internet-connected, like home appliances. It’s a home monitoring hub that allows you to control things like your lights and heating from your smartphone.

64

The idea is to help homeowners get a mortgage without paying a mortgage broker.

64

A device that allows people to sync and manage their home energy usage, with an app to help users understand their energy usage and plan expenditures.

64

An AI that helps the elderly and homebound with “frequent flyer miles” points and gift cards.

63

A startup focused on making home security more affordable and accessible. The company has raised $5 million from investors including General Catalyst, T. Rowe Price, and others.

63

A startup that sells modular smart-home devices aimed at delivering better ‘integrated’ home technology.

63

A personal cloud for home security.

63

A startup that creates a new kind of smart home audio experience Their idea is to create a “high quality, yet affordable, audio experience”

62

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

62

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

62

A startup that aims to be the Uber of short-term rentals, allowing people to rent out their spare rooms or entire homes. Ethos currently has a pilot in place with over 10,000 users.

62

A software platform that helps buyers get quotes for their homes from multiple companies in the same day, while also giving the seller a price for what they can get for the home and how quickly they can close.

62

Online discovery service focused on solving the problem of finding the right home for your next vacation. The startup uses data and algorithms to help vacationers find the right home for their next trip.

62

A product that aims to “make ‘smart’ home appliances easier to use.”

61

A startup that helps students who are too busy to do their homework.

61

A startup that matches employers with employees that are looking to work from home. The startup is currently in beta mode and is available for use on the iOS version of the app.

60

A platform that helps people who are selling their homes sell quickly for maximum value.

60

A startup for home services, featuring local contractors and service providers.

60

A startup that provides a “digital home” where someone can design and build a custom home online, and then have it shipped to them. The startup creates a 3D model of the house, and then puts it into a CAD program, which allows them to directly see the design, and put in every detail.

60

A platform that allows landlords to manage their rental units, connecting them to homebuyers and letting agents. The pitch is that it gives landlords a new way to run their business, helping them collect rent and keep track of their properties. It’s available in the UK and Australia at the moment, although they’re looking to expand internationally.

60

A delivery service that gives customers the option to order a dozen or so items from a list of popular restaurants, which will be delivered to the customer’s home or office within an hour.

59

A startup that helps small businesses market to homebuyers. Their product is a “premier content marketing platform” that utilizes detailed data about a dozen variables, including income, credit score, and the type of property they’re looking for.

59

A company that helps homebuilders and architects create and share 3D renderings of properties

59

An API for home energy management.

59

A company that designs, manufactures, and sells wireless sensors that can be used to detect motion, temperature, and moisture in homes and offices.

59

A startup that’s working on building a “smart home-building platform” that uses AI and sensors to optimize energy usage.

59

This startup has a software-as-a-service that helps homeowners build custom products online, which they sell to their local brick-and-mortar stores through an e-commerce platform.

58

A startup that helps in-home care workers coordinate their schedules with clients, and with each other.

58

A startup that wants to take your home security camera and turn it into a smart camera with the ability to send alerts to your phone.

57

A platform that helps people purchase home insurance and other insurance products

57

A home security system for renters, allowing them to lock and unlock doors on their own and record video.

57

A home improvement platform that lets users purchase materials and products and have them delivered to their home.

56

This startup helps employees work from home, or take meetings remotely, but still get paid for time spent working.

56

A “complete-home automation platform”, with a home security, lighting, and HVAC system in one box. The startup is one of the first companies to be accepted into the InnovateHER program, and has a partnership with Amazon Alexa.

56

A platform that allows users to store and manage their tiny home remotely. It’s like Airbnb for tiny homes.

56

A digital solution for people to reliably secure their home and personal property with a cell phone.

55

Ex-Google engineers are building a new living room device they call the “Echo” that’s essentially a giant voice-controlled speaker. The device is a stripped-down, Google-made version of the Google Home, and can be controlled by voice, music, and TV apps. It’s set to launch in November.

55

A company that builds 3D-printed prosthetic hands and other medical devices that can be 3D-printed at home, with a focus on helping veterans.

55

A company that wants to help people find a way to use a home like a hotel. People can rent out their home for a day, two weeks, or longer, with Airbnb-like booking options.

55

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.

55

The digital home improvement store, HomeDepot, is still trying to figure out where to go next. It launched a new website in late 2016, but it felt more like a home services site than a home improvement one.

54

A platform for building connected home products with a focus on security and automation. The startup aims to compete with existing standards like Thread and Nest that can manage connected devices.

54

This startup is building a consumer-facing marketplace for the home-sharing economy, where people can find a roommate to live in their home.

53

This startup is building a solution for online merchants to get in-person estimates from home-based contractors. It’s aiming to help companies compete with those that don’t offer this service, and will charge a fee for the service.

53

A startup that allows anyone to turn any object into a smart home accessory.

53

The Social Home is a new way to think about home security. It’s a combination of a security system and a smart home that’s meant to be a “set it and forget it” lifestyle.

53

OpenPlans is a software company that helps people find a new home to buy, using data from real estate brokers and public records. They’ve raised over $5 million to date, and are now focused on building a platform for other developers to build on.

53

This startup is building a way to manage insurance claims for auto, home, life, and business insurance.

53

One of the leaders in the IoT market, Flow creates a large range of connected devices for homes and businesses that automate things like lighting and security.

52

A tool for ordering food from home, selling it to neighbors, and then delivering it.

52

A startup that wants to help employers prevent employee fraud by allowing them to manage their work-from-home policy and budget via a mobile app.

52

A startup that’s building a unique product for the retail industry, an online marketplace for bringing in contractors to remodel your home or help you get around town.

51

A startup that wants to be the Amazon for home services, making it easier for customers to buy a service without having to rely on a retail retailer. The company has already signed up a number of local hardware stores.

51

A start-up that builds small devices for the home to measure temperature, humidity, and other factors. The company is also developing an indoor location service.

51

A company building a kit to help you create your own “smart” home — for a fraction of the cost of similar systems.

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Helping its customers to find the best rates on energy usage for their own home. EnergyIQ is building a platform to help its customers save money by offering personalized energy rates.

51

A real estate company that helps people buy pre-owned homes via a mobile app.

51

A home security company that uses sensors to monitor the security of a home or building, paying users a fee for each intrusion detected.

50

A device for the elderly that monitors what’s going on with their blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels. The company also wants to build a “elderly safe” home that automatically adjusts itself to the needs of the elderly.

50

A “uniquely-designed” home security system that’s supposed to be “very simple to install and use”. Its price is low, and it’s meant for smaller homes.

50

A home rental platform. The startup wants to let people rent out their homes. It’s a very young company, so it’s not clear how they’ll get the number of renters needed to make a dent in the real estate market.

50

A monthly subscription service for home laundry detergent that offers recommendations for how much to buy, when and how to use it. The startup has already sold more than $2 million in the past year from its first customers–with over 25,000 subscriptions.

50

A SaaS-base app that helps buyers of home services find the best deal on a service.

49

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

49

A platform that helps women get back to work after being stay at home.

49

A startup in India that helps manage the relationships between home builders and contractors.

49

A startup that aims to reduce the cost of renting out a house while also making it easier for homeowners to rent out properties through apps and online portals.

49

A home security startup that monitors in-home security cameras and allows customers to turn on their lights or lock their doors remotely. The startup, which has raised a $750k seed round from a variety of investors, is already working with a dozen customers.

48

 A startup for buying and selling home appliances. Their current focus is on selling used appliances, which they want to make a one-touch online purchase process.

48

A tool for people to search for home insurance, with options for low-income renters and those who have no credit history.

48

A startup for managing and comparing all of your home loans, credit cards, car loans, and other loans.

48

A home security app that aims to make it easier for residents to keep track of the people and things entering their homes.

48

A real estate technology platform that is a hybrid of Homejoy and Airbnb, letting landlords rent out their properties on the platform.

47

A “smart” home that uses your smartphone to monitor your energy usage, giving you a report on how much heat you’re putting out and how much your bill is going to be

47

A startup that wants to bring affordable, secure storage to small and medium sized businesses. The company is focused on providing remote access to business owners who would otherwise have to pay high prices to store things in their own homes.

47

A 4-year-old company that makes a programmable, connected-home appliance that can be programmed to do things from turning the AC off and on to turning lights on and off to listening to music and turning the TV on and off. The company has raised $7.3 million in funding.

47

This startup is building a service that helps you find and schedule your home doctor appointments online. It’s currently in the pilot stage, but has raised seed funding from a group of investors.

47

A business that lets people take their unused gym equipment home.

47

A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

47

A company that makes small, affordable homes from shipping containers. The company has built “a new kind of modular home that can be made in as little as one week, on site”. The first models are coming out in October.

47

A startup designed for real estate agents to help customers find the right home, with real estate agents in the background.

46

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

46

This startup is working on a new type of storage for the connected home, where it can be both a sort of “in-home cloud” as well as an “in-home NAS”.

46

A startup in India that helps homebuyers navigate the confusing and tedious process of buying an apartment

46

A startup that wants to help people who are looking to sell their home listed on Zillow or Trulia.

46

A digital health system that connects people with health professionals in their home country. The startup just launched in Brazil in May.

46

A home cleaning service that aims to be the Uber of its industry, connecting customers to local cleaners

45

A tool that helps users automate the process of cleaning the air in their homes. They’re already working with a Fortune 500 company to make their product available to their customer.

45

A hardware company that makes sensors, including ones for weight and hydration, for home and for athletes. The company believes consumers will use devices such as the Nike FuelBand to track their health and exercise habits.

45

A company building a platform to make it easier for people to buy and sell homes that would integrate with CRMs and other sales tools.

45

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

44

A platform for sharing and selling meals for home chefs, and a way for those chefs to interact with each other.

44

An on-demand on-demand surgery service. Patients go to a hospital, get a procedure done, and go home the same day. The company is still bootstrapped, but has been working with both the UK government and the NHS.

44

A food delivery service that delivers meals from local restaurants to users' homes

44

A company that makes a service that turns any connected device into a smart home hub, enabling users to control various smart home devices with their smartphone.

44

A startup that manages the maintenance of rental homes using a mechanical arm that moves the oil and water that oil and water, and then cleans and inspects them.

44

A company building a marketplace for providers of clothing, accessories, and home decor. The startup aims to eliminate the middle-man and help customers find the best deals, no matter if they live in São Paulo or Seattle.

43

A tool for helping people set up and manage their own Wi-Fi networks at home or in the office, with a focus on security.

43

A home care services startup that helps seniors living in their own homes with tasks like cleaning and laundry.

43

A real estate technology company which provides a technology platform to the home-selling industry.

43

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.

42

Fusion is a real estate software company that allows real estate agents to list their listings online and receive notifications whenever a home is sold.

42

A startup that’s using artificial intelligence and blockchain to build a better way for homeowners to manage their homeowners insurance.

42

The company takes an “Uber for Home” approach. The startup’s app helps homeowners find and book handyman, electrician, and handywoman services.

42

A startup that makes it easy for people to share their experience of buying a home. The startup (now with $750,000 in funding) wants to leverage its existing platform to be a broker for homebuyers, selling the service to other realtors.

42

A way to buy and sell everything from a car to a house. They’re focused on the mom-and-pop home remodeling market in the US

42

 A platform for smart homes that puts together a bunch of different sensors into one device that can control all the lights and appliances.

41

A similar service to Slack for teams working from home

41

A start-up that is building a platform that will connect homeowners to homeowners insurance companies and save them money.

41

A home security platform that uses facial recognition to let users see who is at the door, even when the doorbell isn’t ringing.

41

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

41

A tech startup whose product is a home-based network of technicians that fixes your home’s issues or installs equipment. The company says that since it launched in early 2019 it has already had several million dollars worth of work.

41

A personal financing tool that helps consumers save for retirement, borrow against their homes, refinance student loans, and reduce debt.

41

A startup that builds apps for the home to help consumers track their energy usage.

40

A startup for people who want to donate their old home appliances, furniture, and other items for reuse. The startup says that in the US alone, more than 10 million items go unused in storage every year.

40

Smart objects that can track and report on temperature, light, humidity, and CO2 levels in a home.

40

Home services platform that connects customers to handymen and professionals in the area, and allows them to hire online.

40

Home services for seniors, such as home cleaning, housekeeping and grocery shopping.

40

A food delivery service for home chefs. The startup aims to make food delivery from home as easy as ordering pizza from Domino's in the US.

40

A home-sharing platform for students on the move. It allows students to rent out rooms in their homes for short periods.

40

This startup is building an all-in-one, modular smart home that can be installed in minutes and connected to the internet.

39

A startup that connects home owners with homeowners insurance. The startup has raised $3 million to expand its product to 43 states.

39

A platform that connects people with home services and connects those services to people in need.

39

Focused on helping the elderly pay bills, Vayvadex allows users to pay for services, like a nursing home, with a swipe of their debit card. Users can also use the app to find a doctor or a home aide.

39

A startup that wants to build a one-stop-shop for home improvement. It builds at-home stores with a variety of products, and sales tools that make it easier for customers to make decisions about products and services.

39

Open-source, distributed computing that allows people to build and manage their own supercomputers. The company wants to provide people with the means to build their own supercomputers, allowing them to “live in the cloud” at home.

38

A company that aims to build the next generation of smart homes. The team has already raised over $5 million from investors, including Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

38

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

37

This startup is building a smart home device that automatically detects and prevents fires. The company is looking to raise $100,000.

37

A tool that helps people in the U.S. and UK buy and sell furniture and home goods online.

37

A startup that helps people develop a retirement plan, track what their savings are and transfer them to a new retirement home. The startup is in nine other countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

36

A startup that aims to connect the world through the Internet of Things at a global scale. It aims to use the Internet of Things to enable the connected devices in homes and businesses to communicate with each other and the world while offering new services for consumers.

36

The startup will deliver custom-made soundtracks to the home, so you can listen to it in your own car, or at work.

36

A startup meant to help people find the best rates on apartments, vacation homes, services and more.

36

A tool designed for insurance adjusters to manage claims and automate the process of getting a home inspection.

36

A platform that allows users to easily find and book home services, and then pay once services are delivered.

36

A startup that offers a way for people to book rides from their homes to the airport. UberX rides are typically cheaper than cab rides, but even after the startup’s recent troubles, it has a market share of over 30%.

36

A platform that helps people buy and sell single family homes. Currently focused on the UK. The company is using a combination of software and crowdsourced data to help buyers make smarter decisions.

35

Thoughtful home services that provide concierge services, cleaning, and other household issues. The company has $10 million in funding from investors including Michael Moritz.

35

A platform for helping people find their dream homes. The founders say they’ve helped people find their dream house in as little as 10 days.

34

The founders of this company want to build a more connected and secure version of Amazon’s Alexa, one that can work with smart home devices and allow users to access the internet through their voice.

34

A platform for homeowners looking to sell their homes, allowing them to easily list their properties for sale and hire a virtual agent to show the property to interested buyers.

34

A startup for long-term rentals, allowing renters to find a home and a landlord to find the right tenant. Both sides can be verified by credit checks and the landlord can maintain control over the rental.

34

A grocery delivery service that’s part of the Amazon Fresh network. Dash delivers groceries to customers’ homes with the promise of same- or next-day delivery.

34

A global real estate marketplace for global investors. The startup wants to revolutionize the way homebuyers and sellers transact, and have raised $6 million.

34

A new startup that makes your living room into a “smart home”, with smart lighting, connected appliances, and smart security cameras.

33

A platform for preparing and serving meals at home, which allows users to order food from a menu and have it made when they arrive.

33

A home automation company that lets users program lighting and appliances to turn on when they arrive home in the evening.

33

A startup that is building a way to tackle the issue of the generation of toxic waste in the home. The startup’s product is a way to turn your water waste into a nutrient solution.

33

A company that provides indoor voice commands for Amazon Echo or Echo Dot in the home, including turning on and off lights, opening doors, and playing music.

33

A real estate marketplace for homes that are moving.

32

A home-improvement platform that allows homeowners to get paid to help other people with their renovations.

32

The world’s first interactive robot taxidermist. It combines 3D scanning technology and a robotic arm to automatically fuse together a stuffed creature out of real animal parts. The startup says the process is simple for consumers to use, and can be done from their homes.

32

A startup that is building an AI-powered app for home delivery of plant medicine.

31

A mobile app that ensures you don’t leave home without your phone charger.

31

 A startup that is building a “sharing economy” platform for home rentals, where people can post their homes for free and offer them for short-term rentals.

31

A startup that is working to build the world’s first augmented reality grocery store. The idea is to create a way for users to scan a barcode to get an augmented reality display of what a product looks like in a store, before they’ve even left the house, with a camera view of what a product looks like at their homes.

30

A tool that helps you create your own intelligent power plugs for your home. The team says it will launch in Q3.

30

The company’s founders speak of a future where the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE) converge, allowing users to control the devices in their homes directly from their phones.

30

A startup that calls itself the Amazon of homeopathic products. The company sells and ships over a hundred products to consumers, including aromatherapy oils that help people relax. It’s the leading homeopathic e-commerce site in the UK.

30

A real estate startup that connects home buyers with remodeling contractors.

29

A SaaS platform that helps people find products and services in 35 categories, such as home and auto.

29

A platform for connected, voice-controlled appliances. For instance, a homeowner could speak to the system to turn on the lights in their home.

28

A startup that is building a tool that helps companies map out employees' preferred work hours and locations so they can more easily schedule work from home.

26

A new way to sell and manage mortgage loans. The company wants to disrupt the industry by using artificial intelligence to manage home loans and lower cost by removing the middleman.

26

A company building a platform that allows consumers to buy accessories for their smart home devices from a single marketplace, thereby simplifying the buying experience.

26

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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This is an effort to build a social network around the "sharing economy" that "provides more complete information related to people and homes" on the sharing economy than exists anywhere today.

26

A company that provides on-demand delivery of grocery items to homes in the US. The startup, which was founded in July, is focused on expanding its brand to other cities.

26

This is a platform for buying and selling homes. The company uses a combination of AI and mobile devices to facilitate the process.

26

A startup that offers investors access to startups looking for funding. The company has raised $500,000 from investors such as Y Combinator, SV Angel, and Second Home Ventures.

25

This startup aims to be a “Pinterest for the home”.

25

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.

24

A “smart” speaker that works like a smart home appliance, but which can also control your smart home appliances (like your lights and thermostat). It can work with a variety of IoT devices, and the founders say it will be in the market in the next 12 months.

24

A startup building software to help companies in the US become more energy efficient. The company’s technology is aimed at helping buildings achieve the same level of energy efficiency as a home, but can scale to large commercial or industrial buildings.

24

An iPad app that helps you find a matching style for your home and then shows a 3D model of your home in 360 degrees.

24

A web-based personal trainer that creates workouts on demand for people who want to do it in their own homes

24

A chatbot that can help users book and manage home services.

23

A company that helps the real estate industry make more money by helping people rent their homes from the comfort of their phones

23

A company that is developing a technology that uses blockchain to track and trace a product’s journey from the farm to the home, to protect farmers and consumers from pests and contaminants.

23

A startup looking to create an API that helps developers build applications that can help people in need monitor and control their home appliances from a smartphone and a connected thermostat.

23

A product that enables buyers to save money when buying a home.

23

Everyone is doing it: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, then you have Home Depot and Lowe’s. But Meijer, a Midwest-based retailer that operates grocery stores and a number of other retail chains. Meijer is looking to use the e-commerce trend to stay ahead of its rivals and has begun selling products that haven’t been available in stores in the past, like wine and cheese.

22

A startup that is building a framework for developers to build apps for the home, using a smart home-oriented set of APIs.

21

A startup that helps developers build smart-home systems. The startup has raised $20 million in venture backing and currently has a team of 15 in San Francisco.

20

The startup is working to make the task of maintaining and protecting clothes easier and more efficient. The company’s app helps users scan clothing into the app at home, and then sends them to a “laundromat” where they can drop off their clothes for washing.

20

A health care startup in New York City that provides home care to seniors.

20

A mobile app that allows people to measure how much energy they are using, from the comfort of their own home, for a small fee.

20

In a bid to improve the lives of the elderly, Inmar is building a platform for home care services that focuses on four areas:

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

19

A home care support service for the elderly, with an app that connects to caregivers.

19

A company providing home repair services, with a focus on renovations.

19

A way to make a variety of products from a variety of sources, from a variety of retailers, and have them delivered to a customer's home.

19

A digital platform that connects people looking to buy homes with contractors, making the process smoother.

19

Last year, I wrote about how some of the most successful Y Combinator companies are focused on solving the problems of the modern worker, like home care, transportation, and education. The most successful YC companies are built on the idea that technology should be helping workers, not fighting them.

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A platform for home service workers, connecting them with customers while helping them negotiate and find work. The startup is based in the U.S. and works in urban areas.

18

Voice-activated home and car security devices that run in the background and alert you if there is an issue.

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An on-demand pest control service for homeowners that finds pests, estimates how much it will cost to remove them, and then, in a few days, sends the homeowner a text message to let them know a technician is on its way. It’s a $500 million industry in the US.

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A tool for people buying homes that allows the buyer to see the price of a house in relation to rent and other similar properties within a couple miles. It’s built on the premise that anyone buying a home should be able to see how much rent it would take to pay off the mortgage.

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A startup that helps people who don’t want to leave their house and travel to a remote server to control their home. For instance, they can open their front door, see if their dog is barking, and see how far away it is from their neighbor’s home.

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Smart contracts for the real estate industry, which are built on top of Ethereum, allowing parties to create smart contracts for leases, escrows and home sales.

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Tastebuds helps restaurants and home cooks save money by paying suppliers directly and automating day to day operations.

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A web-based platform to manage home loans and their property taxes. The company is currently in beta and has raised $185,000.

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Helping people put their home into a rental portfolio. The startup’s platform is meant to help investors see the potential return on investment of the investment portfolio, and to help them decide when to sell or hold out for a higher return.

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A company that promises to make owning a house a more transparent and understandable process for consumers via their online platform known as RealtyShares. The company is a real estate marketplace that uses blockchain technology to help potential home buyers and sellers compare properties to find the best deals on the market.

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A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

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A way for people to build their own low-cost homes using 3D printing, with a focus on the poor.

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A startup connecting people who need rentals with homeowners who want to rent out their homes. The company wants to allow renters to search for homes within a specific price range and go directly to the homeowner.

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An API for home energy-monitoring, aiming to make it easy for users to track their energy usage. The startup is targeting the UK market by building on the existing Home Energy Rating System (HERS) that the government uses.

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Opendoor works with home and business owners and helps them sell their house, and then helps them buy a new one.

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Helping homebuyers locate the perfect home, and helping buyers work with builders to negotiate the best deals on new construction.

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A virtual reality headset that can show you a 3D map of your home when you’re on vacation.

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A tool for people in need of homeownership financing with access to traditional lenders.

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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 startup for working out in the privacy of your own home. Coaches are often too expensive for these types of consumers, so the app helps them get started for free.

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A chat app that lets you order food at home and pay ahead of time. The startup has already worked with two restaurants in New York City to demonstrate the concept.

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A “remote headquarter solution” that provides a virtual office for employees who work from home.

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The startup is building an app that helps people find the best deals on home services from painters to plumbers.

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A company that wants to add a social component to finding a home.

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A mobile app for real estate agents to help them give listings to homes quickly and easily. It employs an algorithm to understand the data the agent has on the listing and create the exact right message to sell to the agent’s client.

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A cloud-based platform for home-surveillance systems built on personal computers.

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A social network for people who work from home, allowing them to meet other people who have the same arrangement, and find a community for a sense of belonging.

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A subscription-based business that connects customers with home health care providers.

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A startup for health care professionals offering concierge medical services, including home health care, mental health care, and the provision of medical equipment.

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An API that allows for the creation of smart homes, with data on energy consumption, temperature, and light.

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Building a platform that lets users to buy and sell home goods via a marketplace. The startup has already secured a partnership with the Indigo chain of bookstores, and is looking to launch in New York City soon.

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A connected home solution that is a white label version of the Eufy smart light bulbs. The startup is building an IoT developer platform for other brands to create connected devices. It has a very early version of the app and is looking to raise funding to continue development.

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A group of entrepreneurs in San Francisco who are building a tool for managing the logistics of selling a house. The app, called Apprise, is meant to help sellers manage their home and prepare it to list on the market.

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A startup that wants to give people a digital home and help them share that home with others. It’s one of many companies that are hoping to make the sharing economy less of a weird thing only people who can afford to live in San Francisco do. The startup is already using its own properties to earn $5,000 monthly.

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A tool that lets you manage and schedule your home’s electricity consumption.

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Smart WiFi is building a platform that lets users control their home WiFi networks with an app, allowing users to adjust their devices’ bandwidth to network-appropriate levels, and to turn the network off altogether.

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A group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are building a wearable that tracks the human heart rate, breathing, and activity. The technology is meant to be used for home wellness, but also to help with medical research.

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A platform that connects homeowners with local contractors to provide home maintenance and repairs. The startup is currently focusing on Chicago.

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A platform for homes where homeowners can share tools and services, and get paid for doing so, similar to AirBnB.

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A platform that connects contractors with homeowners looking for work. The company aims to offer a turnkey service to contractors by connecting them to homeowners.

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A startup that wants to build a “self-serve” marketplace for home repair and maintenance services.

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A new company that wants to provide an API for integrations between all kinds of smart home devices.

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A platform for small-time home contractors to bid on large construction jobs. The startup is being incubated by Y Combinator. This startup takes a relatively new concept, the gig economy, and applies it to construction, which is a relatively old concept.

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An online marketplace for selling and buying high-end furniture and other home goods.

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A startup that makes it easier for people to get home deliveries from local restaurants, as well as offers a mobile payment system.

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A startup that wants to build modular, self-contained smart homes

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A cloud-based tool to prevent nursing home abuse by monitoring patient activity and alerting nursing homes if a resident is being abused.

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A company that gives home owners the ability to make a social media post about a bed bug issue in their home

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A tool that lets retailers build out-of-home experiences.

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A platform that lets people share and sell their homes for rent through a website or app. The startup is looking to take all the middlemen out of the home rental market.

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Trying to make the smart home as easy as possible for consumers.

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A professional recruitment platform for people who want to work from home. The startup is currently in YC, but is still raising funds.

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This startup is building a digital marketplace for homes, allowing sellers to find buyers and get an instant appraisal of the home they’re selling.

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A company that allows users to create their own custom-built home security cameras. Users can select from a variety of cameras, lenses, and mounting options to create a custom system.

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A platform to enable building and sharing of home automation systems using an open, open source platform.

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This real estate company wants to build software that automatically builds and sells portfolios of homes to investors.

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This startup is building a service for customers to access their smart home devices from a mobile app, and for customers to configure device settings from a mobile app.

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A startup that matches people looking for a house to a homeowner who wants a renter

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A computer for your car. The startup is in the process of prototyping a car computer that replaces the car’s in-dash screen. It’s compatible with most vehicles and smart home systems already on the road. The startup has raised $1.5 million to date.

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This startup is building a platform for people to buy and sell services through a peer-to-peer marketplace. It’s currently selling services as a service, ranging from cleaning to home maintenance.

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A company that aims to be the “Google Maps” of the sharing economy — a place to look up and rent everything from homes to cars to storage units to vacation rentals.

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This startup is building an app that allows users to build a homepage for their business and then upload content from their phone, giving them a little more control of their online presence.

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A company that sets up home security systems for its customers, using a subscription model.

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 A startup that helps you manage the logistics of your home-owning life. For instance, it helps you plan for holiday guests, help with shopping lists, discover new places to eat, and more.

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

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A startup that aims to build a “Google for the home”, so you can find all your household goods online.

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A startup that helps you design your home by giving you access to 3D models, walkthroughs, and virtual tours of homes on the market.

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A platform that helps first-time homebuyers finance their first home.

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This startup is building a chatbot that can help you map out your home renovation or design project. It's available in English and Spanish.

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This startup is building a mobile app that will let you buy just about any product — from a couch to a chandelier — and have it delivered to your home in less than an hour.

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A medical startup building a device that tracks a patient’s progress at home, in the hospital, and in the doctor’s office.

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A new set of APIs for apps that want to connect to home automation products.

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The startup is building a platform for the gig economy, letting people earn money through online activities, like cleaning homes, or driving Uber. It’s currently focusing on Indonesia.

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A home automation platform that turns your light switches into smart light switches.

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This startup is building an online marketplace for people seeking to rent out their spare rooms, apartments, or even their entire homes.

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A startup that lets anyone—including home-based workers—get paid for their time doing simple tasks.

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A cloud-based marketplace for home services. The startup says it’s already in use in 100 cities in 13 countries, with over 30,000 professionals.

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A tool for real estate agents to help clients make smart decisions about buying houses. The startup is building a toolkit for agents to help their clients follow the market, understand the value of different homes, and make smart decisions.

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A company that claims to have the world’s smallest solar power system. It’s for homes, but can be used anywhere.

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A community-based streaming platform that allows users to host live events from their homes that you can view from the website or mobile app.

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A startup that aims to “make it easier for everyone in the world to have a home internet connection” with a hardware product that plugs into an electrical outlet.

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An online platform that helps people find, compare, and buy homes across multiple mortgage lenders based on their needs.

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A platform that helps people find and book home services, like cleaners and handymen. The startup currently has 30 employees and is profitable.

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Idea: Fixing the security holes in the smart home

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Idea: A home security system that leverages a camera that’s focused on the door to see when someone is coming in.

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Think of it as a version of Slack for people who work from home, with tools to make it easier to track expenses and communicate with family.

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Idea: A company that makes a home security camera that only records when it detects a loud noise.

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Idea: A home security company for Latin American households, primarily in Mexico. The startup is focused on providing internet-connected cameras that allow users to see and talk to visitors while they’re away from home.

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A startup that provides a service to help people find their next home

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A startup that provides a directory of local contractors and home improvement professionals

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A startup that provides a service for people to have a home cooked meal from a chef delivered to their home

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A startup that provides a service for people who are moving The startup will come to their home, take all their furniture, and deliver it to their new house

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A startup that provides a service for seniors who need help installing technology in their home

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A startup that sells a product that helps people find a home based on their astrological sign

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A startup that provides a service for cleaning up and removing junk from a home or apartment

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A startup that provides a service for helping people who are planning on purchasing a home to go on a house hunt with a realtor and get advice from them

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A startup that provides a service for people who are trying to sell their house: they make a video showing the good and bad things about the home and a website that showcases the house

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A startup that provides a service for people who are getting older (70+) and want to move into a senior’s residence/retirement home

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A startup that combines home cleaning with dog walking and other services - you can hire someone

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A startup that sells a tool where you can see how much the things in your home are worth

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A startup that provides a service for people who are moving into a new home: They come and help people get their home set up in a more efficient way

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A startup that turns your home into a smart home, lets you monitor and control everything from your phone

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A startup that provides a service where people who are looking to buy a house can get a home inspection done when they are considering a house

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A startup that provides a service where people can find a real estate agent who is interested in the buying/selling of a home in a certain price range

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A startup that sells Smart Homes so people can control their home with their phone or other devices

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A startup that lets people buy and sell homes with cryptocurrencies, says it’s already working with several real estate agents to list properties for sale with Bitcoin

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Idea: This startup wants to make it easier for companies to bring their employees to their home office The startup also is looking to build out a system that allows people to give feedback about the experience

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Idea: An online marketplace for work-at-home jobs, like editing, transcription, and customer service The startup has raised $125 million in funding from angel investors and is currently paying out $1,000 per week in revenue

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Idea: A new kind of smart home thermostat

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Idea: A startup for housing rentals The startup allows local tenants to rent out their home from their landlord

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Idea: A smart-home security system, combining video monitoring with an interactive voice-activated interface The startup raised $150,000 in a seed round led by Innovation Endeavors in September 2018

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Idea: A tool to manage the process of buying and selling a home

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Idea: Helping businesses with work-from-home employee management

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Idea: Building software for in-home caregivers

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Idea: A startup that’s building a way to send Slack messages to Google Home and the Amazon Echo The startup is working with companies to add these integrations to their workflows

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Idea: A home services marketplace that offers reduced commissions to contractors working for customers in the US They’re looking to handle the entire process on the backend, from scheduling and payment to cleaning and service

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Idea: A business that monitors utility meters for homes and businesses, and sends real-time information on consumption to users

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Idea: A startup for home-improvement services in Brazil. Helps users find and pay trusted contractors to do things like paint their house, or put up a fence.

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Idea: A startup that helps homeowners, landlords, and property managers use data to track their properties and keep them safer

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A team of engineers have built a product that lets homeowners control their home’s lights, AC, and thermostat via a smartphone — without the need for smart locks. They’re pitching the product as a way to bring smart home technology to more people, and without the need for a significant investment.

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Idea: A startup that wants to build a “Bloomberg terminal for the Internet of Things”, aiming to help companies that make connected devices from cars to smart homes maintain security.

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Idea: A way to help people find a ride home after a night out. The startup wants to make it easier for people to get home after a night of drinking.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a way to let people create video tours of homes for sale, and to easily share them with potential buyers.

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Idea: A startup that wants to help people who work from home manage the logistical and administrative side of it. The platform, which launched its beta in May, has already signed up hundreds of users.

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Idea: This is a real estate startup that wants to help people find homes to rent. They’re looking to target people who’ve been priced out of the market and need to rent instead of buy. The startup’s pitch is that it’s better than Craigslist because it focuses on neighborhoods and can recommend specific apartments.

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Idea: A startup helping to clean and disinfect homes for Chinese seniors. The company plans to tackle the $12 billion market for cleaning and disinfecting homes for seniors in China.

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Idea: A startup that makes smart home devices. One of its products, a WiFi-connected laser for the kitchen called Clipi, automatically adds a plant-based seasoning to food as it cooks.

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Idea: A video chat tool for doctors and patients to coordinate home visits.

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Idea: A home goods store that sells products that are made in the US. Their goal is to make it easier for users to find and buy products made in the US.

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Idea: A mobile application for security guards to handle walk-in queries, like from shoppers who need directions or from workers who want to know if they’re allowed to take a box home.

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Idea: A subscription box that helps you move into a new place, with tools and supplies to create a home office.

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Idea: A home security company that is turning your door into a touchscreen

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Idea: A startup looking to bring the concept of “swag” from concerts to corporate events — employees are given a “swag bag” of items to take home with them in lieu of a company swag bag. The startup makes money by selling the items in the swag bag.

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Easily accessible credit. The idea here is to enable people to set up accounts and be able to borrow money for things like furniture, or home improvement. So far, they’ve raised $5.2 million.

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Idea: A company that converts real estate listings into interactive videos to help people better envision what a home would look like in person.

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Idea: A third-party application for managing the construction process of a home. It works to help management companies coordinate the flow of work on a building site, and help architect firms coordinate the flow of work on a construction site.

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A software company that provides a “home security” solution for homeowners that also includes automation features.

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A startup that gives people access to a personal trainer who will go to their home for a one-on-one workout session

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A startup that provides a service for people who want to receive a spa treatment in the comfort of their own home

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Idea: A startup for local home services (eg plumbing, electrical, landscaping) The company is also building out a mobile platform called On-the-Job that it says will allow customers to book services directly from their phone and schedule appointments

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iewhut is building a marketplace for influencers. The startup connects brands with influencers, who vouch for products in native advertising format. So far they have over 1,000 influencers and their homepage has over 1,600,000 followers.

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Online home store for India where customers can buy and sell in a peer-to-peer format.

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A startup that connects people interested in buying or selling a home with people who want to buy or sell a home

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