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A small business marketing strategy and planning tool that lets small businesses measure their marketing performance across all channels. It started by focusing on social media and has expanded to include web traffic and content marketing, email marketing, and paid search.

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A daily newsletter about startups, with stories and profiles, written by a team that includes 500-hour Y Combinator alum.

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A toolkit to help non-profits build and manage websites. Its pre-built themes include a person-powered fundraising site, an environmental website, and a donation-based site.

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

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Note: This list is not comprehensive, and does not include all the companies that applied to YC in 2017.

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 A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to optimize lead generation. The startup’s customers include Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest job site, and the US’s largest insurance company.

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A white-label SaaS for managing real estate, which includes a CRM to help companies manage their tenants and clients. The startup has raised $1.5 million in funding.

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A platform that helps retailers and brands create in-person or online events for their customers. Events include meetups, dinners, and dinners-with-entertainment. The startup has raised $288,000.

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A social network for the deaf, modeled after its popular iPhone app. The company has expanded its offerings to include audio versions of the app for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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This startup lets employers create employee referral programs and sells the referral fees. The startup’s customers include companies like Wayfair, Zillow, and American Express.

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A company that lets you “quickly build out your own restaurant”, with a kit that includes everything you need to get going.

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In the past year, the startup has raised $1.5 million. The company’s clients include Nestle and Samsung. The company’s platform allows companies to monitor and control their customers’ mobile data usage.

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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

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

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A company aiming to make tech easier to set up and use. Offerings include a virtual office, HR and payroll services.

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A startup that allows people to create their own news organizations Some of the investors on this startup include the Knight Foundation and the Google News Initiative

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A food delivery service for medical patients. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and General Catalyst.

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A peer-to-peer lending company that focuses on college students. The company says it’s in talks with a few large consumer finance companies and would like to see itself included in student loan refinancing programs. They’re based in Delaware.

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This list does not include every startup that has accepted into YC, but only the startups that have launched since the program started.

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A company that makes both low-cost and premium products for the fashion industry. The premium products include the T-shirt, the slim-fit denim, and the leather jacket. The company is also manufacturing a line of eyewear, and it recently launched a line of knitwear for women.

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The list is not all-inclusive, but we've tried to include a representative sample of the many companies, startups, and other organizations in the Philadelphia tech scene.

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A startup that helps employers manage their payroll, benefits, and insurance electronically, with a set of tools that include a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, an API, virtual and in-person support.

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A new kind of company that uses algorithms and machine learning to predict how well its customers will do in the future. Possible applications include helping companies set up 401k plans that are as good for their employees as they are for the company’s bottom line.

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The company’s wallet app includes a rewards program that allows users to earn points that translate into gift cards and other discounts.

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Pitchbook, a media company that covers the venture industry, has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch. It includes several companies from the summer batch, including the following:

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The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

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A software platform that enables the sharing of carpooling services based on income levels, creating a price that includes how much it costs to get to work, how much your coworkers are willing to pay, and how much you’re willing to pay.

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A startup that wants to make it easy to manage virtual attendees for events, which are usually hard to track and often not included in the database. The startup is releasing a beta version of its software in mid-November.

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A new type of video chat that includes a “super-fast camera” and instant zoom. The company wants to build a video chat experience that can be both more intimate and more powerful than the current line of video chat apps.

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A social network for the connected car. It aims to make car ownership more accessible by providing access to smartphone-based services that include vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and selling services.

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A startup that brings the “higher education experience” to students by connecting them with tutors. Notable alumni include Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.

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A startup that aims to simplify the creation of email marketing campaigns. A typical campaign might include dozens of email addresses, personalization, and a list of recipients. The startup empowers marketers to create a single email campaign, and include as many personalized variables as they want.

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A platform that allows for distributed teams to negotiate, ensure a project is on time and on budget, and track progress. They’re working on a cloud-based solution with a feature set that includes project management, time and labor tracking, and collaboration.

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A tool for bringing together the various employees in the supply chain of a product. The platform is meant to help manage the complexity of supply chains, which include multiple suppliers, and to keep a closer eye on the supply chain.

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A company building a way for people to “rent” their phone data for a monthly fee, with text messages included.

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A book publisher. The company plans to publish books in the style of Harry Potter, which will include a “magical” performance.

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A company that provides an API for businesses to be able to sell custom branded cryptocurrency gift cards to their customers. They say their customers include Whole Foods, Sephora, Target, and other major retailers.

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A workplace for remote teams that includes a Slack-like messaging system and a shared knowledge base

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

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A company that builds software for HR and recruiting. It’s an HR software company, but it will also provide the software needed to make recruiting software, and it will include HR data integrations.

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Only 1% of all workers in the US have their overtime legally included in their paychecks. This startup wants to be the alternative. They’re building a mobile app that tracks time and automatically computes overtime pay.

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A mobile application that uses a custom demo version of Facebook’s Graph API to allow users to create and share an interactive digital business card that includes information about their company, including their team.

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 A photo app for capturing and sharing memories that includes a suite of features like either a video or still image capture, an audio track, and even a filter that lets you add music.

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A group of “startup veterans” that want to build a platform for startups to raise capital. It aims to help startups raise $500,000 in seed funding, as well as $1 million in Series A funding and $5 million in a Series B. The startup is in pre-launch mode, with a staff of 15 that includes YC alumni.

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Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

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A task management app built for startups. Some of the features include social sharing, time tracking, and a calendar that can push notifications to the phone.

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The world of finance is changing dramatically, and there’s a lot of confusion around how new technologies like fintech will impact financial services. Fintech can take the form of apps, startups, and platforms, or it can be composed of a mix of all three. Fintech is a catch-all term that can include everything from cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to machine learning, and more. Fintech startup solutions help companies navigate these changes.

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A SaaS-based application for meeting and event planning that includes an online calendar, interactive maps, and invitations.

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

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A charging station for electric vehicles that includes charging stations for both Tesla’s and Nissan’s vehicles.

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A company that wants to make it easier for publishers to keep track of their subscribers. Currently, publishers need to pay for a service to keep track of their subscribers and for them to be included in a report.

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A new kind of digital wallet that helps people plan and track their finances, manage their spending, and get support from their bank. The startup wants to be a “one-stop shop for financial services” that includes a portfolio, banking, investing, and insurance.

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Celery is a social networking tool for startups and entrepreneurs, created in 2014. It was originally called “Hootsuite for startups” but changed its name in 2016. Celery allows users to plan, track and share information with their community, or network. It also includes a suite of tools for scheduling events and offers a marketplace for connected service providers.

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A platform that helps companies host events, with a large focus on live events. It has a marketplace through which businesses can advertise their events, custom event tickets, and sell tickets to the public. Three big clients include LinkedIn, Twitter, and Visa.

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A startup that helps travelers with visa and currency exchange; clients include HSBC. The company has served over 3.2 million travelers since launching in 2011.

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A travel-service platform that aims to help you book flights, hotels, car rentals, and tours with a single login. And it has over $2 million in funding from investors that included Y Combinator and Union Square Ventures.

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The other factor is the service-based nature of B2B companies. B2B companies typically spend on services, such as accounting or legal services. The most common B2B service businesses include accounting, banking, and legal services. B2B marketing startups are therefore more likely to be targeting B2

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A team of former Google engineers are building a “SEO suite” for e-commerce platforms that includes keyword research, sitemaps, and other tools. It helps brands rank better on search engines and direct more traffic to the site.

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You take one of their books, but when you’re done you can download the PDF, which is much easier to read. They also have ebooks that include exercises, so if you’re a student, you can practice your reading over and over again.

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VentureBeat is an American technology news and media company based in New York City. It was founded in 2009 as a print publication, and has since expanded to include a website and mobile apps, and became a venture-backed startup.

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SaaS service that helps anyone in the US get access to a local attorney. The startup currently has $5,000 monthly recurring revenue for a plan that includes a regular subscription, support and a network of attorneys.

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Other notable startups in the city include:

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A platform for D2C transactions that lets users set up payment and delivery on the same platform. The company claims that, because it includes both sides of the transaction, it’s easier for the companies to manage.

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A platform for doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel to manage patient records. MediCloud provides a secure way for medical staff to access and manage patient records. Clients include Kaiser Permanente, Partners HealthCare, and the University of Washington.

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Insight is a “socially conscious marketplace”, with the goal of connecting people to good causes. Platforms include an online donation service, a marketplace where people can buy and sell things that help a cause, and a marketplace where people can communicate with the causes they support.

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This company wants to make it easier for service companies to manage their customers' data. Its software will manage customer relations, customer support, billing, and other tasks. Its founding team includes veterans of companies like Google, Microsoft, and Box.

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A new kind of credit card that people use to pay for things, rather than just for rewards. FollowMyMoney is a full-service card, which includes a payment platform. It’s not a Visa card, but it’s meant to offer the same type of flexibility and rewards.

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

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An AI-powered “digital concierge” that helps companies manage customer interactions. The B2B startup has a client list that includes Netflix and IBM.

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Security for Android phones that could include that much-coveted fingerprint recognition feature.

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A tool that helps users create custom podcasts for their business or organization. Clients include Netflix, Fox, and Facebook.

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A tool for managers to better manage teams and tasks. The B2B startup has a client list that includes Netflix and IBM.

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Other tech startups that have been featured or profiled in this section include:

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Inmar is backed by a number of investors that include:

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A digital health and wellness platform, with a focus on medical adherence and safety. Its current offerings include an app, a digital diary, and a smart bracelet. Its current clientele include dozens of hospitals and healthcare companies.

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A company that wants to help countries and states track and improve their charts of accounts. Some of the startup’s targets include the UK and Brazil.

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Sends a reminder to a person’s phone to take a pill at a certain time, and also tracks how many pills they take. The startup is planning an update that will include an app that will help people keep track of what they’re supposed to be taking.

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Customized content creation and curation for brands, with a focus on video and on-demand content. Its tools include a library of pre-made videos, on-demand content library, and a set of tools to create and share your own custom videos.

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Idea: A platform for businesses to create custom e-learning courses Their clients include IBM, Lufthansa and CNBC

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Idea: This company is building a personal finance management tool for women that includes a feature to help them plan for their next vacation The startup says it has 5,000 weekly users who have created more than 10,000 budgets

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Idea: A software company that wants to help businesses hire and train employees for remote work This includes marketing, onboarding, and more

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

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Idea: A web-based hotel booking platform for vacationers in Asia, built natively for mobile. Their models includes a monthly subscription service for hotels, allowing them to focus on customer service and other features.

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Idea: A maker of a line of smart kitchen products which includes a smart juicer, a smart steamer, and a smart knife sharpener.

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

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

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