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A startup that sells clothes designed by students of fashion schools

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

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A platform for sharing and selling reusable office supplies to businesses. The startup focuses on 8 great office supply items that are used a lot, but don’t get recycled as often as they should. They’re currently focusing on the US, but plan to expand internationally and into business software.

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A startup that provides a service to help people make their own clothing (picking the fabric, selecting and combining patterns, etc)

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A startup that sells a service where they take your clothing and make it in to new pieces of clothing

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A search engine for fashion companies to find clothes and accessories that go well together, cut for a specific body type, or are made with sustainable materials.

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Makes your iPhone photos look better. The startup takes a lot of photos and fixes them up, including helping with color.

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A startup for employees to manage their vacation time and allotment of paid time off.

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A startup that gives people a way to donate their old clothes to charities and non-profits

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 This startup wants to bring a lot of the Nintendo-style collectible card game experience to startups, allowing them to create teams and battle each other in person or online.

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A way to create branded and custom clothes with screenshots or photos.

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Idea: A tool to help people who don’t have a lot of money to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

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A startup that does “personalized” financial planning for people who have a lot of money So, clients pay a fee and the financial planner talks with them and then helps them set up their investment portfolio

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A platform for micro-transactions for online merchants. The startup wants to eliminate the need for credit cards. The startup has its first pilot under its belt, with $300,000 in monthly revenue.

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A clothing company and platform that allows users to create and sell custom-fitted clothes online.

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A startup that connects businesses with local people to help them do things that require a lot of hands-on labor, like construction or gardening.

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A software platform that helps cities find their best locations for parking garages and lots for cars.

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A fast-food delivery service that can deliver food to you in under 15 minutes. Their model is a bit like Uber Eats, but they’ve automated a lot of the process so you can order online, and the food will be delivered to you.

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A platform that turns any physical object into a digital token, like a phone case or a piece of clothing. The idea is that these tokens are collectible, to help people get the most out of their physical possessions.

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A company that helps crews build and launch new apps without a lot of upfront capital. It’s launching with an app that helps small businesses with the software development process—from project definition to iteration on a prototype to launch.

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A startup that helps people to buy and sell used cars, which helps save the environment. The entrepreneurs say that they’ve seen a lot of interest in the platform from US car dealerships.

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A social buying service for clothes, appliances, and more. The startup has raised $3.5 million from investors including Google Ventures.

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A new way of looking at the way people travel, with a mobile-first approach. The company is piloting in a few markets in the US.

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A tool for getting a lot of attention on social media, especially Twitter. It's basically a social media management app that helps you build a plan for driving lots of followers, likes, retweets, etc.

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There’s a lot of startups out there that are building tools to make our lives better, like TaskRabbit and Airbnb. But not so many that are building tools to make our lives worse.

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The startup says it’s a better version of the traditional “pay-once-and-get-everything” package that’s popular with consumers, which works well for a lot of products but can be hard for more high-tech products.

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A tool that helps you get all sorts of things done, like a virtual grocery store, virtual or actual clothing store, or virtual or actual license plates.

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Bizion is a network of companies that provide more than $1 million in annual revenue. Bizion enables companies to have a single point of contact for funding (usually a bank) for their entire business, saving a lot of time and money.

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A translator that translates the voice of a user's phone into text. The startup, which was founded in May, says that a lot of the time people are talking to themselves, and that voice-to-text software works great but is hard to use.

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This startup’s tagline is “the first real-time CRM.” It works similarly to any other CRM, but with one key difference: it’s real-time and works a lot like a chat. It’s also very simple.

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A platform that lets users post their car in a parking lot and it will come back to them when they need it.

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A financial services platform for small businesses in the UK. It’s currently on a pilot with around 100 businesses.

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A startup that wants to improve the way you pay for car insurance, by eliminating the agent and cutting out a lot of the muss and fuss.

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A company that helps people make their own clothes, using a design platform that puts together collections of patterns, fabrics, and accessories.

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Jet.com is a startup that will sell anything from household items to clothes to groceries to a single user, with no membership fees or minimum purchase requirements. It’s been called the Amazon of online shopping that will work on the ground. The company says it has 1.1 million active buyers already, and a $3 billion run rate.

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A platform for connecting borrowers with investors, allowing for investments in anything from clothing and food to cars and real estate.

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A startup that provides a marketplace to connect people looking for freelance work with people looking to hire freelance work done The startup is in its pilot phase, currently connecting over 1000 freelancers with 5 companies

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A company building a blockchain-based trade finance platform that uses its own token to make the process more efficient. It’s currently in a pilot phase in Europe.

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

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A tool to help users manage their personal data and communications in one place. The startup is currently working with 2 enterprise pilots.

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A startup that helps retailers process payments, and then sends them to the right bank. The team says they’re seeing a lot of traction with retailers in the US and Asia.

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A fashion marketer that sells online clothing at $20 per dress. It’s already sold over 5,000 dresses and is on track to make $10 million in revenue in 2019.

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A startup that sells a subscription service that sends someone to clean your house once a month. The startup is advertising the service on Facebook, reaching a lot of potential customers that have seen its ads and are interested in it.

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An on-demand gig service that pays users with gift cards to merchants. The startup currently has two pilot customers in the UK, and plans to expand to the US in the coming months.

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A discovery platform for specialized high-end clothing that’s based on the feedback of customers

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A startup helping companies that use a lot of data or have a lot of data. The startup is looking to offer 24/7/365 support, with an automated phone call within two hours of an issue being raised.

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The startup stems from the idea that a lot of people who have billions of dollars in reserve don’t invest it, and Aorta wants to be a place where anyone can start investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks seamlessly.

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An e-commerce platform for online marketplaces seeking to help brands distribute to more people. The company’s first product is a tool that helps fashion brands find more ways to sell their clothes.

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

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A startup focused on getting more people onto their “right-sized” compact cars, with a focus on the East Coast. The startup is focused on targeting Millennials who are interested in driving small cars but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

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An insurance company focused on the life-sciences industry. It’s currently starting a pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A way to sell excess inventory from a company. For example, if a company is making a lot of cases of a product that’s not selling very well, it can sell those cases to someone who needs cases.

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A startup that helps people create and sell custom clothing through a web browser without having to design the entire garment from scratch. Loom wants to help consumers sell their clothing as a service — it’s essentially an Uber for fashion.

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The CEO of this startup started out as a professional taxi driver and quickly realized that there was no way for him to know how to maximize his taxi revenue. He set out to solve the problem and came up with a solution. As a result, he says, “I’m making a lot more money than the taxi drivers in Bangkok, and they’re never going to tell me how to make more money.”

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A messaging app for the US government that allows users to set up a “digital safety net”. Users can set aside extra money to pay for medical bills, car payments, or other expenses. The government’s been piloting the app with its own employees.

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A startup that provides a set of tools for designers to create their own custom-designed clothes. The company uses a 3D printer to produce knit fabrics.

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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 software platform for building sales force automation (SFA) tools, meant to help companies “create and manage relationships with customers”. They are working with 4 enterprise pilots.

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Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

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This enterprise software company is designing a SaaS app for running a large manufacturing facility. The company is currently in a pilot with a large manufacturer in the US.

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

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Unisex clothing brand that envisions a future in which energy consumption is decentralized, and you can just charge up your clothes.

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A lot of people use LinkedIn to get jobs and a lot of companies use LinkedIn to hire people. What if the two could be combined, to help people find good jobs.

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A London startup that helps drone pilots track down lost drones.

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In the US, there are a lot of jobs that pay the minimum wage. The startup is based in the Philippines, and its founder says it’s easy to get a job there for the minimum wage, but hard to get paid 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 startup that’s building an AI-powered email marketing platform, where emails are a lot more personal, without the need to go through a third-party service.

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The startup is creating a way for marketers to track their digital marketing campaigns across multiple channels and learn a lot about their customers along the way.

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A company that markets and sells “performance” clothing for men. The startup is trying to make sure that the clothes it sells are comfortable and high quality.

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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.

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A VC-backed startup that is looking to bring financial services to the unbanked in India. The company has started piloting its technology in Chennai and Hyderabad.

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The startup wants to build a kind of digital scrapbook for co-pilots, allowing them to share photos and stories from their flights.

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A platform for customers to customize the fit and feel of their clothing, the startup was founded in October of 2018 and has an iOS app that launched in November of 2018

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A Slack alternative for companies that have a lot of teams.

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“The world’s largest decentralized flight management system”, helping pilots and air traffic control systems coordinate location and navigate flights. The startup says that its technology is already replacing “50% of an airline’s total operations” with a fleet of more than 30,000 aircraft.

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The startup is looking to help people who have a lot of different data sources gather information about themselves, and then store it in the cloud.

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A product that helps consumers make clothes look like they’re in the 1960s.

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7thSky is building a startup that provides customtailoring services for clothing, aiming to offer the best fit possible and to deliver like a boutique shop, and charge less.

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A startup building a platform to let people find jobs in their own community. It works a lot like other platforms like Upwork, but the company says it’s targeting the jobs market, and does not require fees to post a job.

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A secure messaging platform for enterprises. It looks a lot like Slack, but only allows internal employees to join a company chatroom.

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This is streamlining the process of managing employees in-person and remotely by making it much easier to communicate with employees, set up meetings, and review schedules. The company is currently piloting with large retailers, and plans to expand to other verticals in the future.

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A startup for vintage clothes, with a focus on selling vintage clothes to customers who can’t find what they want in stores.

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A grocery delivery service that works with local farmers in the US. The startup wants to create a local food system for cities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and food miles. The company is currently in the process of getting its first pilot partners.

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A startup that allows people to make money by selling their used items, such as clothes, furniture, and books, through an online platform.

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A parking management startup that wants to disrupt the parking industry by providing a digital dashboard for parking garages and lots.

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This startup is building an “app store for white-label content marketing” for companies. It’s called “branded content” and has a lot of the same features as Pinterest’s official app store.

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A startup aimed at the elderly, who are currently excluded from a lot of financial products and services.

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Fostr is a marketplace where people sell their unused clothes. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding and says they’ve sold over 30,000 items in the last two years.

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A startup that aims to integrate payments into customized retail experiences. The startup helps retailers connect with shoppers, and it’s already in a few pilot programs.

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A company that creates digital prints from the images of people, who upload their own images and the company’s prints are then rendered by using a computer vision. The prints can be sold as prints, clothing, or art.

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A payment service for freelance work that will make it a lot easier for people to pay their taxes.

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A startup that’s developing a software platform that lets retailers design and sell customized products, like clothes and accessories, and then sell them via social media marketing.

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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.

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A lot of companies are selling mobile phone cases with custom designs, but Nines offers custom design and production of phone cases, which will be sold in retail stores.

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A platform for meal delivery to college students. Currently in a pilot with 40 students.

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A company that makes the world’s first smart fabric for outdoor clothes.

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A startup that helps healthcare companies manage their patient records. The company provides software and services to help them make data easier to find. They have already run pilot programs with large insurance companies and hospitals.

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A mobile platform that helps users find nearby parking via mobile device. The startup is building the technology from ground up, with a new API that can be used by parking lot owners and app developers to get parking data.

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Using a combination of sensors and algorithms, their product can detect the amount of weight you’re carrying and adjust your clothes accordingly.

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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 SĂŁo Paulo or Seattle.

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A way to help businesses manage their energy consumption. The startup has over $2 million in funding and a number of pilot programs in the works.

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A platform that facilitates local sales of used clothing. It allows users to post their items, and then lets a user who is looking to purchase an item find an appropriate buyer.

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The founder of this startup grew up in a remote village in India and remembers a time when he was able to get a computer for the family and a year later they were able to get the internet. The founder realized the internet had brought a lot of connectivity to the country, but the next step was to bring connectivity to the millions of people who still didn’t have it. That’s what led him to start Jana, a startup that aims to give 1.5 billion people in India access to the internet.

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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 platform that helps users find and buy clothes that suit their style, based on data about their taste, body type, and more. The app is meant to complement existing fashion data from the likes of Google and Yummly.

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A set of tools to help build out a mobile app without having to know a lot about how to code. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a year, and says they’ve already secured $300,000 in funding.

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This startup is building an app that helps you browse and buy clothes in a world where it’s hard to find a style you like. At launch, the app will feature over 1,000 brands from across the world, but the plan is to expand to everything.

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 This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.

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A chatbot that helps users with their finances. The startup says that it has already run a pilot with a few companies.

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A company that combines the reach of Facebook, the functionality of Slack, and the simplicity of email. The startup is aiming at small businesses and enterprises that want a way to collaborate across teams to stay connected without spending a lot of time in the office. The company is currently in private beta.

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This is a Shopify-like app for online clothing stores. It’s available in the US and Canada for now.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their data and get to market quicker. The company says it’s already landing a lot of customers in the early days as it’s able to deliver a relatively simple product.

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This is a marketplace for buyers and sellers of vintage clothing, with the goal of helping both sides find more efficient ways to do business. The startup is working with a brick and mortar store in Amsterdam.

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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 startup that helps bars, restaurants, and retailers engage customers with digital menus and order-ahead functionality. It’s currently running pilots in Chicago and New York.

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A “turn-key” email marketing automation software that helps businesses meet their marketing goals using email. It’s currently in the pilot phase.

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A software company that aims to provide a suite of tools to help people avoid missing payments. It handles a lot of the back end for consumer finance companies, including student loans and credit cards.

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They teach people how to live healthy, how to save their money, and how to make their own clothes.

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A tool for creating more efficient, effective marketing campaigns for small businesses. Its founders say that a lot of small business owners could improve their marketing by using better tools.

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A self-funded startup that’s looking to solve the problem of acquiring large amounts of data without having to pay a lot for it: they sell data as a service.

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A company that makes a men’s clothing line and allows customers to create their own tailored suit

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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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An online marketplace for buying and selling used cars and getting dealer-level prices and prices from auto manufacturers. The startup is in the pilot stage.

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Idea : This app and service helps urban planners and developers figure out what to do with empty lots, bringing a social element that allows neighbors to decide what to do.

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A startup that creates a digital trail of products for consumers to track and manage, from an item of clothing to a car. The founders aim to make it easy to track your life’s possessions.

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A lot of startups ask for your email address, but few of them actually send you an email using it. Lab9 wants to be the company that helps you get emails from your favorite startups so that you can see what they’re working on and when they’ll be launching on their product.

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An ecommerce-focused startup selling T-shirts and other clothing. The app is powered by a backend API that makes it possible for retailers to integrate their offline commerce into their online platforms.

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The idea is to offer a place where you can order custom-made clothing, and have someone else choose your colors, fabrics, and patterns.

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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.

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This startup is building an online marketplace for electric cars to sell and buy cars. The startup is currently in the pilot phase.

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A B2B startup that aims to provide a B2B version of Slack, which would allow companies to create channels for everything from HR to marketing. The startup is currently only in the pilot stage.

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A way to allow people to make money off their old clothes or other items they no longer use. They take these items to local companies that refurbish them.

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"We all have a lot of data. And we’re going to continue to have a lot of data."

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 A startup that wants to help people book and pay for hotel rooms. The startup is running a pilot with Y Combinator and Hilton.

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A new service for small businesses to manage their fleet of contractors on one platform. The company’s working with 8 enterprise pilots.

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A startup that provides a point of sale (POS) system for retailers, allowing them to manage inventory and run their store without a lot of the overhead of a traditional store.

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The idea: a data platform for the sharing economy. The startup wants to take a lot of the manual labor out of the process of sharing things like vehicles, pets, or tools.

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A startup to help people sell their used clothing and get a fair price. The company has a partnership with a charity that helps needy people in India.

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

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I get the most love from my investors, but I’m also quite happy to work for Y Combinator, and for a lot of companies in the Valley.

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A startup that wants to help women who are having a hard time finding high-quality, affordable maternity clothes.

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A company that helps teachers get better at teaching. The startup is currently in a pilot with a few hundred teachers in Philadelphia and New York City, and has been in Y Combinator since November. It aims to take out the headache of grading papers and lesson plans.

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Autopilot is building a device for the visually impaired that lets them use their phones to control devices like lights, coffee machines, etc.

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Becoming a New York City taxi driver is a good way to make good money, but only if you have a clean record. The startup, which has a number of New York City employees, wants to make the process of getting a taxi license more efficient, and safer. They’ve gotten a lot of traction in New York City, and have promised a monthly income of $1,000.

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An online clothing warehouse delivering to local boutiques and independent stores in the U.S. A recent move into the UK has brought in $100,000 in sales in their first month, while they say they’ve already received interest from other retailers.

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This startup wants to be the Airbnb of the hotel industry. Its mission: to make corporate events a lot more social.

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The startup wants to bring online education to developing countries. It’s currently building its first pilots in India and Nigeria, where it’s pitched as a way to bring education to places that aren’t well-off enough to attract students from elsewhere.

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A company that creates a single platform to manage the entire sales, marketing, and customer support cycle for a product. Zolli currently has a pilot for a new product launch agency.

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A platform for buying, selling, and exchanging secondhand goods, like clothing, furniture, and toys.

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A tool for HR professionals to create training programs on the fly. The company’s co-founder went through a lot of frustration finding training programs for employees, so he wrote his own.

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An iOS app for controlling a single Nest thermostat. It looks a lot like the Nest app, but it lets you set schedules and get notifications.

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This startup is building a new generation of web browsers, called “containers”, that work like operating systems. Containers are like virtual machines (VM) in that they run programs inside them, but they’re a lot more flexible. You can build a container that can run a Ruby or a Python, for example, and you can run a container that runs a ton of different kinds of programs. Containers can also be used to run a group of VMs, and VMs can run each other, too. The tech is still in its early days, but it’s a promising tech that’s been used to run the Linux operating system.

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Idea: A drone startup that's been working with Amazon for the last two years, and is now moving into a larger market It’s currently piloting its service in Peru

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 A startup to help companies manage their intellectual property in a cohesive way. The company says they’ve done a lot of research and found that a lot of companies are spending a lot of time and money on this work that’s actually not that important.

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Idea: A startup that is building an end-to-end solution for businesses making hardware to help them get funded and bring their product to market. They want to automate a lot of the backend work needed to launch hardware like creating a company and getting funding.

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A startup that sells clothes designed by students of fashion schools and helps them get exposure and eventually graduate from design school

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A startup that makes it easy for people to sell their old books (I know there are a lot of startups doing this but it's a big market)

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A startup that provides a service where you can buy a car from a car lot that you can return in a few years if you don’t want to keep it

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Idea: Every week, the startup sends people a bag of clothes that they’ve selected based on an algorithm that takes into account their preferences and the weather

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Idea: A software company that enables companies to sell their products through women’s clothing retailers

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iphree creates a micro-grid for off-the-grid communities in developing countries. It currently has a pilot project in Cameroon.

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Idea: A B2B product that helps doctors get paid faster by sharing their patient data with insurance companies. IntelliCare says it’s already working with 5 pilots and 2 paying customers.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a tool for online tutoring, but its focus is on the digital-first approach it’s taking: the startup sees the future of education as a lot more digital, and so it’s building a teaching platform that works with students’ tablets and phones.

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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: A startup that makes a chatbot for customer service, meant to help companies scale their customer service. Like a lot of companies, it’s built on AI.

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Idea: An automated platform that helps small businesses manage their finances and bookkeeping. The company is looking to help businesses reduce time spent on administrative tasks while automating a lot of the accounting side of things.

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Idea: A startup that helps companies deal with the paperwork around events. The company’s pitch is that there’s a lot of red tape to navigate for things like conferences, and they’re aiming to save companies time and money.

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Idea: A way to buy and sell phone numbers, with the team saying that a lot of people are talking about retiring their phone numbers because of changes in the current contact system.

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Idea: A startup that wants to get people off the couch and get them playing table tennis. The startup’s primary focus is on what they call “casual players” — people who play recreationally, but don’t want to spend a lot of time practicing to get better. The startup offers lessons on how to play the game online, as well as in-person lessons in San Francisco.

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A startup that provides a monthly subscription box for women's hygiene products that don't have a lot of options out there

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