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A company that’s building software for restaurants that helps them manage their menus, guest lists and food orders.

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A startup that lists jobs for students interested in jobs during the summer

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A productivity tool for managing your to-do list and keeping track of your tasks.

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A startup that allows you to select when and where you’d like to get your car washed, from a list of viable times and places.

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A mobile app for real estate agents to help them track their listings' performance on Zillow.

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The list, in reverse-chronological order.

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A startup that provides a service to help people create a bucket list of things they want to accomplish

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A startup that connects people who have excess inventory they don’t want to sell with people who want to buy it (eg I have 50 cases of extra inventory I need to get rid of I have it listed online and you can come pick it up)

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A bot that can automate the process of selling products on Craigslist, on Craigslist, and on other sites where it can be sold. The product is geared towards online retailers.

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A startup that provides software to help people with Alibaba listings

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It’s a Chrome extension that helps you create a to-do list and also adds a new to-do item to your calendar. The startup has raised $2.2 million so far.

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The startup is building a platform to help people to buy and sell gently used items, like cars, without having to go through a third party like eBay or Craigslist. They have a plan in place to expand into new categories in 2020.

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

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

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A web app for people to create and manage to-do lists.

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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 startup that does "reverse auction" for restaurant, bar, and retail seats. It charges a fee to the seller for the listing, and pays the buyer a percentage of the sale price.

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A startup that lets real estate agents manage their finances and “build” their listings on a SaaS platform.

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A way for people to upload to their Amazon wish list from their phone

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A platform for employers to share their job listings, allowing them to see which candidates are the right fit for the role.

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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.

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A startup that produces a checklist for people who are going on vacation Gives them a list of things to do before they leave and things to do when they return

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

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A startup that sends users curated lists of events in their area. It currently has 1.3 million monthly users, and works with “hundreds of thousands” of events/parties each month.

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A tool to help startups with the cost of raising seed funding, that seeks to integrate the big four of Kickstarter, AngelList, DigitalTilt, and SeedInvest in one platform.

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A tool that allows you to create a ‘Checklist’ of actions to accomplish quickly. “Checklists are the most efficient way to execute a set of commands,” the company says.

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 A tool to help you do a better job of selling. You can either search for people to sell to, or build a list of your own contacts. The company charges $3 per lead, $10 per contact, and $10 per sale.

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A tool to make managing Salesforce-style customer lists easier for small businesses.

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It’s a lifestyle music service, where you can access your library from any device and listen to the music in whatever order you want. You can also pay for a subscription to get access to a wider library.

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A startup that helps people get around their cities by providing to-do lists, and letting them chat with others to help them get around.

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A startup that lets users search for random words and phrases to get a list of the most popular results.

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A company that helps small businesses buy and sell all their equipment in one place, avoiding the disadvantages of Craigslist and other marketplaces, with a process that’s automated and secure.

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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.

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A tool to create a photo-realistic simulation of an office environment with a 3D avatar. Its founders say it’s the first 3D avatar platform that is both accessible and real-time.

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A company that helps small businesses and restaurants list and promote their restaurant on Yelp.

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The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.

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A startup that helps realtors and agents manage their listings more effectively, by allowing them to create a calendar of appointments, and turn it into a marketing tool.

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A tool that helps you buy and sell stuff on Craigslist.

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A startup that takes a tax-prep checklist and places it online, so that people can use it to prepare their taxes at any time.

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A startup that wants to provide a platform to help social networks like Instagram and Twitter track their users’ whereabouts. It has a list of “verified” users to help set it apart.

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A platform that helps people manage their contact lists. The startup says it’s dealing with a half-billion contacts with 70% of the world still not connected.

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A real estate software company for agents. The startup develops a platform for agents to book appointments, send out listings, and manage client relationships.

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A tool for building “segmented” email lists, with a focus on helping B2B companies find more customers through email.

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Smartphones are great for task-tracking but lack any standalone tools to do things like keep a grocery list or plan a meal. Synapse is an app that takes all your shopping/cooking/meal plans and puts them into one place.

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Each week, the startup curates a list of 3-10 new books, videos, podcasts, and articles from the industry and the web that it thinks are worth reading and listening to. The startup also curates a weekly newsletter.

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List of startups created by or for Indian Americans

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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 startup that helps you organize your life and write to-do lists (similar to Wunderlist, but aimed at parents).

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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.

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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

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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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https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevekim/2017/10/08/the-startup-list-for-october-2017/

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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.

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

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A startup that uses blockchain to rank and pay journalists for their work online.

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The annual list is compiled by a group of judges, including founders and investors such as Paul Graham, Michael Arrington, Fred Wilson, and others.

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A platform for people to sell their old belongings on Craigslist. The startup wants to take the pain out of selling your things while also guaranteeing that they’ll show up at your doorstep.

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Building a product to help journalists stay safe from fake news and social engineering.

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An Uber-like app that helps people find reliable childcare. The startup is based in San Francisco and already has hundreds of parents on its waitlist.

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

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A startup that helps companies track and manage their energy usage through a holistic approach, rather than through a series of individual utilities.

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A startup that makes it possible for anyone to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a customer service call center without having to re-enter their information. The company has already secured funding from Y Combinator, AngelList, and Techstars.

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A startup that lets you create a wishlist for your favorite products, then automatically sends you emails when prices drop on those items.

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

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A startup that simplifies the process of selling online, allowing anyone to list items on multiple shopping sites. The idea is that doing so is more cost-efficient than having to curate items individually on each.

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A startup for merchants to sell merchandise with the ease of a Craigslist or Amazon marketplace.

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A startup that helps artists and bands promote online, connecting them with fans and listeners. The company charges artists a commission for promoted posts, and users pay a flat monthly fee for the service.

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In August 2018, Crunchbase reported that there were over 150 venture-backed startup accelerators in the United States. The list of top accelerators in the United States was as follows:

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 A two-sided marketplace for artists and clients to make work together. The idea is that artists can make money while building their client list, and clients can get access to a large network of artists.

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A mobile app for finding parking and other services near your destination, with a built-in contact list to save you time. It’s inspired by Uber’s surge pricing and lets you set your own price and availability as well.

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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.

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The founders of this company hope to make it easier for people to book professional services online, allowing them to book a haircut from a stylist or a plumber from a service rep.

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This is an app that helps consumers find an apartment for rent by allowing them to search and compare all listings in San Francisco and beyond.

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"Idea 2.0 is a tool for entrepreneurs to help them learn about new technologies in the market and network together. It’s the Uber of technology conferences. The conference is in its second year and has had over 1,000 attendees and 300+ speakers from 45 countries. The conference’s format is based on the model of Airbnb, where the host gets to pick the guests. The guest list is highly curated and the speakers are handpicked by the company’s CEO. The conference has been very well received by attendees and has been named a Top 10 conference in the US in 2018.

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A business software platform that helps real estate agents sell their listings online.

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This startup is building a platform for biopharmaceutical companies to build a custom prescription drug formulary, or a list of drugs that doctors are allowed to prescribe to patients.

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A pair of heavy-equipment spare parts specialists in the Midwest. These guys help companies find used equipment, they’ve made over 200 sales to date.

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A startup that wants to help retailers and brands find new customers by taking their email lists and feeding them into an algorithm that matches them with potential customers.

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The startup is building an online tool that helps connect customers to real estate agents for property listing, and a tool that helps real estate agents find listings.

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A health care marketplace for patients to connect with physicians and specialists.

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A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

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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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 A tool that helps journalists make sense of complex data sets.

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A tool for journalists to research and structure pitches and stories

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A startup that is building a “social to-do list” for small- to mid-sized businesses. The startup is currently working with 250 businesses in San Francisco, and plans to expand to other U.S. cities. It charges $20 per month for its platform.

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SaaS marketing platform for e-commerce retailers, with tools for product listing, collection, payment processing, shipping, and customer support. The startup wants to make e-commerce more efficient.

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The idea of the startup is to create a sort of "one stop shop" for all the different tools and products needed by a citizen journalist.

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A software-as-a-service platform for realtors, allowing them to manage and sell their listings online.

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Given that it was the first company to launch in the YC Demo Day, the list below is the most complete list of all of the startups that have been accepted into YC.

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 A platform for online job listings that helps users find the right job for them. It’s also trying to fight discrimination by allowing users to see what the company’s algorithms predict they’ll be paid before submitting a resume.

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A company that makes using real estate listings data more accessible to the public.

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This is a platform for connecting brands and retailers. The company is building their own online marketplace for brands to sell merchandise, and brands can also get list of retailers and products they can sell to. They have over 10 brands on their platform.

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A startup that wants to help people make money off their pets. It’s in early stages, but has already raised $145,000 in seed funding from AngelList.

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A tool that will allow marketers to connect with journalists to report stories with the ability to collaborate on the story’s delivery. The company wants to be a go-between that can provide access to journalists in order to make the story more valuable.

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A startup that’s building an app that will help users to change their appearance in real time, combining the optically-corrective benefits of makeup and the photorealistic capabilities of CGI.

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A startup that helps you buy and sell used cars, with listings on the app and an app you can use to manage them.

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A platform for making lists and reminders. The startup is led by the former CEO of a company called Reminders, which was acquired by Google in 2010.

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A goal-oriented task list app that helps you achieve your goals by tracking your progress and mapping it to a calendar.

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A startup that creates a platform for businesses to manage a list of service providers, from accounting services to IT consultants.

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The company wants to be the software company that helps you create a shopping list and keep track of it on your phone.

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A company that aims to simplify the process of buying and selling used goods online in the US, and in the UK, with the aim to make it easier than eBay or Craigslist. The startup currently has 2,000 members, each paying a monthly fee.

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This startup wants to use machine learning and cryptocurrency to make “recommendations” based on what you might want to listen to.

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A startup that wants to use artificial intelligence to help improve the lives of aging parents. The company's first product is a watch that listens to the wearer's heartbeat and detects a change in heart rate caused by a number of possible issues. It then sends help via text message.

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

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A startup that helps users organize their to-do list in a manner that’s most useful to them. It’s like a digital planner, but it also handles things like reminding you of deadlines and counting down the days until a big event.

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A startup that helps businesses that make a lot of money on Etsy — but that don’t have the time to manage their product listings.

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

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The following startups were named to the list of top startup ecosystems for the sixth year in a row.

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For the past two months, the startup has been building a platform that helps people find jobs, with a focus on the job seeker. The solution is built on an AI that scours through job listings, and a platform that allows job seekers to better manage their resumes.

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A platform for creating, sharing, and selling apps for businesses, including a marketplace where people can list and sell their own apps.

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A startup meant to let sellers manage their online listings, the company is building an automated platform to help sellers manage their listings. The team raised $5 million in funding in 2014.

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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.

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The following companies were selected as semi-finalists in the 2014 Y Combinator Winter batch:

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The social network for stylists offering them a place to collaborate, share ideas, and build relationships. It’s a network for stylists, but it’s not like a LinkedIn. It’s more like a Facebook for stylists.

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A startup that helps people optimize their email lists with personalized emails and messages

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They are building a website for buying and selling used cars in the US that allows users to create and manage a car listing. They also have an app for users to find cars for sale (which they claim would be the first app of its kind to gain Apple approval.)

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 This is a website for buying and selling used computers. The website automatically searches for computers that are listed by sellers.

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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 company that helps companies and organizations raise money from new and existing investors, including Angel investors, venture capitalists, family offices and more.

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"It’s in the works," said Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist who has invested in the company. "We’re thinking about a lot of things that I can’t talk about today."

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

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A way of making food shopping more efficient, like a digital grocery list, but with a “personal shopper”.

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This is an ongoing list of startups that have raised funding. This list is compiled from Crunchbase and other news sources.

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A company looking to build a better version of the “wish-list”, where items can be added and removed while shopping.

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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.

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A tool for real estate agents to manage their listings better. They aim to make the whole process faster and easier.

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A startup that provides a service for helping people with Alibaba listings

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A note-taking app that has a tab for the pen you’re using, making it easier to switch from pen to pen, and to save lists and sticky notes.

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A podcast that focuses on the intersection of technology and business, including interviews with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

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This startup is building out a news aggregation platform for journalists and bloggers to gather content from sources like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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A company that allows people to make “tweets” from their phone, or a software program that’ll be able to take a list of contacts and create a list of tweets to send to them.

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A startup that builds a hiring platform that allows users to fill a job description with a string of keywords and get a list of candidates who match.

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A desktop-based email client for journalists, connecting to their Gmail accounts, and using the same tools as their editors.

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A SaaS platform that takes the pain out of doing things like setting up a blog, managing a mailing list, and publishing content online.

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(Note: This is an ongoing list, and I’m adding to it as soon as I hear about new startup pitches every week. I’ll keep updating when necessary.)

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This startup is building a service that automatically generates an article and blog post for a journalist based on their content.

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A mobile application that helps users track and listen to their favorite musical artists.

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A platform that connects a marketer’s email list with their website’s email opt-in form, allowing users to automatically sign up for emails when they arrive on the website.

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A company that aims to help people find the best local plumbers for their needs. It’s a service that lets people in the US and Canada search for local plumbers on a list of vetted pros.

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A startup that sells a tool where you can upload a video and it gives you a list of things that could be wrong with it to help you figure it out

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 A tool that uses AI to make video playlists. The startup wants to make it easier for users to find new music and combine it with other types of media.

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A tool for helping to make sure your website is secure, with features like a blacklist of bad sites and features for checking a website’s SSL certificate.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage and find service providers. Like a concierge, it helps companies build a list of vendors, and then makes those vendors available to companies on demand.

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 A startup that wants to replace the standard “credit score” with a better, more holistic one.

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A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

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A messaging app that uses AI and machine learning to automatically generate text. After generating a list of the most common questions and phrases that people send, customer support can use this tool to pre-write responses.

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A tool that builds customizable online guides for listing services like Airbnb and Etsy.

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The following startups are featured in Inc.’s 2019 Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the 5,000 largest privately held companies in the United States.

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This startup is creating a marketplace for L.A. real estate agents to connect with renters looking for apartments. It's an online marketplace that connects renters with agents and offers a page where agents can post listings for rent on their own website.

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A startup that’s building a machine that can read your medical records, listen to your voice, and communicate with you in non-verbal ways.

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A company that’s building a mobile app to allow travelers to search for hotels and airbnb listings in cities they’re visiting.

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The top 10 list of the most common ideas was based on the number of pitches submitted by companies.

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This company is building a platform to give people the ability to make money by buying and reselling items on the same day they are listed for sale.

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A platform that helps people hire a cleaning and housekeeping service on Demand. The startup also plans to launch an app for people to list their housekeeping services.

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A company that hires a team of journalists, photographers, videographers and social media managers to create content for companies to share on social media.

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It’s an online platform that helps people find doctors and specialists in their area.

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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.

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The startup is building a tool to help people find the best TV deals in their area. It’s a list of TV channels and websites that aggregate the best prices for TV channels. The startup is based in the UK, and is also looking to expand into Europe.

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

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A company that helps managers and employees to communicate effectively. It’s a private messaging app with a long list of partners that is easy to use and lets people stay in touch with coworkers.

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Many of the startups on this list have been mentioned in other lists of the best startups in other countries.

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A podcasting app for journalists that aims to help them tell stories more effectively, so they don’t have to spend weeks on each episode.

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This startup is building a platform to help journalists write better. It’s best for longer writing, and it lets you know which writing styles and topics are best for you.

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A subscription-based service that allows people to get their medical records from their primary care physician to a specialist at their choice for a fee. The company also claims that it can help people find specialists within a certain time frame.

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

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

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A tool that helps you manage multiple to-do lists, in different formats, all in one place, with cloud-based syncing across all your devices.

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A web-based service that aggregates and provides access to public data about real estate, letting people search for information and data about everything from price and listing inventory, to property tax rates and construction information.

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"This list of startups is a non-exhaustive collection of the best companies funded by YC. It's not intended to be a comprehensive list of all startups funded by YC. Regardless, we'll be publishing additional startups funded by YC at a later date."

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A digital concierge that helps people find the best options for a variety of services, including the best hair stylist, the best car service, or the best restaurant.

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A tool that helps you manage your Christmas card list, and order cards from different suppliers.

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A startup that helps patients get more accurate diagnoses of their conditions by providing them with a collection of data from specialists via an app on their smartphone.

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A post-production tool to help journalists and videographers manage their workflows. The startup hopes to launch a desktop app in the spring of 2019, and a web app in fall.

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A company that’s building an app that can manage the list of expenses of a household or individual.

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A company that brings down the cost of guest-listing events, from $20 for a single ticket to $20 for a guest list, to $5 for a guest list.

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A company that helps you find medical specialists who are willing to collaborate with you on your research.

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Some of the ideas listed in this section are not considered to be ideas per se but instead products in development.

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People who want to sell their old furniture can list it on the site, which acts as a kind of garage sale, then buy it for a dollar.

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A company that’s building a next-generation email list for software startups, based on the idea that most startups have similar problems in the user experience of their product.

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A platform to help patients with diabetes manage their condition and track the progress of their condition. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding from venture capitalists from Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

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A startup that helps make your everyday tasks more efficient, such as scheduling a meeting, creating a shopping list, or tracking a package.

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A SaaS that helps merchants personalize their customer experience in the checkout process. The startup wants to design a checkout experience that's “like using a personal stylist”.

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A music app that lets you share a playlist with other people in real time, rather than sending them a link to a Dropbox or Google Drive copy.

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A music subscription service that pays artists based on how much music people listen to. The company is already in talks with artists to create original content and bring it to their platform.

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A music service that lets individuals create and share their own playlists, with access to curated lists of songs and playlists.

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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.

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A new startup that creates “micro-apps” for Web sites and apps, which are small pieces of software that can be embedded into a site or app to do powerful things like pull data from an external API and present it in a way that’s easy to use. For instance, one startup called Jingo lets small-business owners track employee schedules by giving them a “checklist” embedded in their website.

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Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

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A way for people to find a great hair stylist

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

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This is an app that allows users to create lists of their favorite things and have it automatically update to their current location.

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This is a company that makes solar powered bike lights for cyclists to use on dark streets and trails.

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A mobile app that lets users choose from a curated list of brands of choice, then gets them rewards when they spend money with them.

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A startup that aims to unify the real estate market by making it easier to bid for real estate listings across multiple platforms.

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This startup wants to help realtors create a digital database of property listings.

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A platform that helps companies build their own “anchor stores” — the “experiences” that people want to do in a particular city. For example, a company like Amazon might want to open up a store in San Francisco, but they’re not the first company to do so. The startup builds out a list of all the other stores in the area, and allows companies to apply to open up a new one.

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This startup is building a new way to buy and sell real estate, by creating a marketplace that can help people find listings and agents, and to connect sellers and buyers.

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This startup is building a tool for companies to manage user permissions in their app by creating a “whitelist” of applications that can be approved for access, and a “blacklist” of apps that can’t be approved.

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A startup that helps small businesses find and train new employees. It’s sort of like a LinkedIn for small businesses. In the past year they’ve hired over 300 people through the job board, and have a waiting list for others.

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

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This is a tool that helps journalists and reporters publish their work on Medium. It’s meant to help journalists write the same stories over and over again.

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A file storage service for people who need to store large amounts of data, including for human rights activists, journalists and whistleblowers.

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A tool to help a team collaborate more easily by giving them a “Morning Scrum” checklist up front and allowing them to complete the checklist in the morning.

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A web-based, cloud-based app that helps organized people, called “Mavens”, manage their life, including shopping, to-do lists, etc.

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A visual editor for news articles, where journalists can add their own photos and graphics to the content.

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A system that helps people make and share lists, with the goal of creating more shared lists than the traditional email/Google Docs/etc. style of list-making.

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A startup that helps journalists publish content without going through Facebook’s “disengagement” process

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

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

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A 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.

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 A startup that lists the best deals on a given topic, for example, “The best pizza in San Francisco”

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A startup that helps people get the most out of the 1.5 million items they have stored in their kitchen and pantry with a web-based software that allows them to create shopping lists, organize items, and track purchases. They’re also developing a separate mobile app.

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A music streaming service that focuses on music discovery. Co-founded by former Rdio and Spotify engineers, the startup will offer a curated “radio” experience, as well as a social experience where users can follow artists and share what they’re listening to.

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A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

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A startup that lets you find a job by location, offering an extensive database of job listings, in addition to job postings from companies and government agencies.

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

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The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

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A startup that helps you setup and manage your online network, from email lists to calendars to Gchat.

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A web-based packing list maker that helps consumers stay organized during travel.

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A digital to-do list that syncs across devices.

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A car sharing startup that lets people rent cars by the hour or by the day. In July, the company had 13,000 people on the waitlist for their limited-time $500,000 raise.

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A startup that helps health care organizations make more effective referrals to specialists. It’s currently being used by a network of 20 hospitals in Boston, with plans to expand to the rest of the US within the next six months.

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A 3D facial recognition app that helps you find the closest barbershop or stylist.

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

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A startup that lets users share status updates with the press and other stakeholders. The startup wants to become a single point of contact for journalists and other stakeholders, allowing them to build relationships with journalists, send them updates, and more.

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Of course, that’s just a sampling. And some of these companies are still in the idea stage, so they might not turn into actual businesses. But this list shows that there’s a lot of revenue to be made building new tools for the online world. Now it’s up to entrepreneurs to decide what sorts of products to build.

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The company is building the first unified real estate listing management platform.

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A music-streaming app that encourages users to make their own playlists.

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Time has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch, including five from the summer batch and seven from the winter batch.

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A platform that helps businesses create customized shopping lists. It’s free for early users, with a premium option available.

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This startup is building a service for individuals to control the music they listen to and set their own personalized playlists.

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A startup that helps you be a better listener. A podcast-focused app that allows users to listen to a podcast or podcast episode on their phone, and then scroll over text to see what was said, or share the audio with someone else.

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An online platform for people to sell their old cell phones on. It has about 100,000 people already listing their phones, most of whom are in the U.S.

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Built for small-to-medium sized retailers, a shopping list app that can be synced to a phone and can also sync with a website.

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

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A B2B business that lists items for sale on the web, allowing users to take advantage of the millions of people who are selling on Amazon. The startup has already made a $100,000 sale.

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A startup that wants to help people find and use better alternatives to plastic bags, by helping them make shopping lists in their phone’s email. The startup has only been live for a week, but is already seeing a 30% conversion rate.

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A tool to help people organize their to-do list, allowing them to see everything they need to do at a glance.

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A startup that helps people find apartments to rent. They are using machine learning to scan Craigslist ads, notify people that there are apartments available, and suggest the best rent/price range.

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The book was published on July 17, 2011, and made the New York Times Best Seller list on July 22, 2011, and remained on the list for two weeks.

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 An HR startup that helps companies hire and manage software engineers. They focus on a unique interview process of tracking answers and listening to the answers and use machine learning to sort candidates, give feedback, and determine how to move forward.

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An online platform for finding a stylist that works with your budget.

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A web service that uses machine learning to find sales and discounts around you. Users can build customized lists of products to save money on, and the service sends them notifications when they’re on sale.

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A software company that will help you plan out your day and manage your tasks and to-do list.

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“A cross between LinkedIn and Twitter”, used by businesses to post job listings and engage with employees.

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A chatbot for your shopping list.

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A company that provides a way to manage and standardize your to-do lists across different tools.

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This startup helps customers find and book a doctor or specialist online.

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

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In this world, your phone knows what song you’re listening to, when you’re at work, when you’re in bed, when you’re in a restaurant, and when you’re in a grocery store. The startup wants to turn that into a single app that can be used to control your music.

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A startup for cosmetics, where people can list and manage their inventory.

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This startup is founded by former Google employees and aims to be the “Uber of recruiting”, allowing companies to list their job openings for remote employees.

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A tool for managing a household’s information, from bills to schedules to grocery lists to recipes. The startup is building out a family social network.

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A startup that helps small-to-medium-size businesses send sales emails with photo-realistic pictures.

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A company that makes it possible to share real estate listings and photos with the potential buyers and renters.

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A startup where people can list their cars for sale. The company has raised $500,000 in seed funding, and says it has 5,000 cars listed.

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A place for people to find events that work for them. You’ll see a map of the city and nearest parks. You can also add events to a “todo list” and have the map and todo list sync up.

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This list is based on companies that have raised a Series A, B or C round. Crunchbase tracks companies that have raised funding. It does not track companies that have acquired companies, or those that are now defunct.

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A company that lets you find and book the right stylist for your next haircut, without having to leave your desk.

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A team of cyclists who want to take a different approach to a dating app.

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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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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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A security startup that’s building a marketplace for on-demand security work. The company offers a new way for companies to outsource security work. The startup’s first customers are on a waitlist as well.

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A startup that is creating a free, encrypted messaging app for journalists and human rights workers who need to communicate while under threat.

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One of the two startups in the Finalist batch to make the Demo Day pitch, Haptik is another VR system that allows you to create VR-based simulations of the real world. Haptik is targeting the market for VR training simulations, which is an idea that’s already working for real estate agents and other companies.

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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 solution that helps companies manage their guest-list and check-in processes and prevent mistakes.

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A tool to help you navigate and organize your life, and make sure you’re working toward your goals and not getting distracted. The founders say they want the tool to be the “GPS for your life” and they want to make it easy to add things like workouts and to-do lists.

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A startup that wants to create a marketplace for the private sale of used cars. It's a Craigslist-like service, except the cars are owned by the users, not the site, and are sold between users.

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A platform for sharing and discovering new perspectives on the world, the tuneup is a collaborative platform for journalists, storytellers, and artists to share their work.

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Starts with a wish list on Amazon, then sends the link to the gift recipient who can then pick out items. The company wants to build a personalized gift registry service on Amazon that’s easy for shoppers to use.

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A tool that allows hotels to create custom lists of their guests for marketing.

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A platform for real estate agents to easily manage multiple listing services (MLS) listings on behalf of their clients, charging a small percentage of each sale.

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Startups that made the list last year but haven't expanded to the US yet

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The startup launched in March, and has since focused on getting its holistic health and wellness app into the hands of people in the U.S.. The startup is currently working with more than 100 health providers across the country.

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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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This startup is building a platform that allows you to track your running and cycling data, as well as a community of other cyclists for comparison.

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Connects with a user’s Evernote account to create a pivot table, with a map or a list.

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A new kind of online marketplace for buying and selling used cars. Instead of going to a dealer, it's a platform where people can bid on cars and sellers can list them on the site.

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 A startup that lets people create online resumes, store them online, and export them to other formats like Craigslist.

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This startup is building a tool that makes it easier for journalists to find sources in the Middle East.

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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 building a list of people to invite to a job interview. The startup had a good response from the hiring world after it was featured in the New York Times.

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A startup where people can list, sell, and buy used vehicles online. In the United States roughly half of vehicles are cars that have been owned for less than a year.

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A startup that wants to let you determine what kind of car you want without having to go to a dealer. Given a list of cars, you can split them up into different categories. You can then go to a dealer and pick the one that suits you best.

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A tool for audio signal processing that can help vocalists learn new notes faster, with a similar approach to techniques used in speech therapy.

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A company that offers a new way to invest in real estate. The startup’s platform offers monthly payments of invested capital with a fixed rate of return on a pool of real estate investments. It’s a p2p lending platform, and its first customers are on a waitlist.

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“E-commerce for professionals”, in which professionals can shop from a curated list of services from a website, rather than from a giant marketplace.

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A tool for helping journalists report their stories, eliminating the time it takes to manually transcribe interviews.

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A “social productivity app” that makes it easy to create a to-do list, track your tasks, and keep track of things you need to do.

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Allows users to create a listing for their house or rental, then rent out their spare room or entire apartment.

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 A “smart helmet” that helps cyclists avoid cars while riding their bikes

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A tool for journalists to help them do quick research, build up their own databases, or crowdsource articles.

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A product for people with a laundry list of complaints about the finance industry

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An AI-based startup that lets you listen to your favorite songs without any advertising. However, the company has not yet launched any products or services.

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A startup that provides a service for people to have a list of companies they’ve applied to sent to them every month so they can follow up

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A startup that provides a website where people can list items they no longer need and sell them to other people

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A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to go shopping for you (you provide a shopping list and the startup will send someone to the store for you)

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A startup that provides a service where people can pick up and drop off items they are selling on Craigslist

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A startup that helps people with agoraphobia by selling them a list of places where they can go and not be bothered

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A startup that helps people who are going on a cruise put together a packing list and guides them through the packing process

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A startup that helps people with their taxes and provides them with a list of potential deductions and credits that they qualify for

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

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A startup that 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: A startup that wants to bring online tutoring to India It’s working with teachers and tutors, and aims to provide a marketplace where teachers can list their services

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Idea: A startup to organize your to-do list

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Idea: A startup for creating and tracking to-do lists, but also automating micro-tasks like moving a cart from one aisle to another

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Idea: A startup to help sellers list items on Amazon, eBay, and Shopify

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Idea: Mention is a tool for tracking news about your company The startup says it’s a service for journalists who want a way to quickly search through news sources to see what’s being said about a company

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Idea: A startup that enables people to automatically record the music they listen to on their phones and stream it to a connected speaker

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Idea: A solution for sending out targeted marketing messages to specific segments of a customer list, or the entire list

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Idea: A business that helps companies build and manage lists of users who are interested in a particular product The company has a subscription model, and its largest customer is in the pharmaceutical industry

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Idea: A solution for helping people buy and sell used items on Craigslist easier, converting the site into a full-on marketplace

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Idea: A startup that is building a “daily deal for venture capital”. Users pay $10 per month to get access to a curated list of venture capital funds, startups and VCs.

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Idea: A mobile app that helps people take the slow out of slow travel. It offers curated lists of local experiences, and helps users book rooms and other experiences with hosts.

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

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Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to sell or donate their clothing. Users take a picture of their items and it’s automatically listed on a number of different online marketplaces.

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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 that wants to bring an end to email spam. It works by helping companies send their email marketing campaigns through a sort of whitelist system where known email addresses get through, while spam goes straight to the junk folder.

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Idea: A company that helps people find, buy, and sell secondhand goods. The startup wants to be a Craigslist-like platform for local goods.

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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 tool that helps you send emails to your users without needing to manage a list. The company says its software can send emails to millions of users without having to manage a list of them.

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A tool for helping companies manage their vendor information on their website. The tool creates a standardized list of vendors and allows employees to update it as necessary.

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Idea: A data-driven advisory service for venture capitalists

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The following is an incomplete list of major startup acquisitions:

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