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A startup that is building a network of solar power microgrids, allowing users to self-generate their own power.

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A new service that allows brands to create custom urls for their content

1,046

A tool that allows you to create maps from your phone’s camera.

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Idea: A startup that uses AI to help restaurants optimize their menus, ensuring that no item is priced too high or too low for the quality that it offers

640

A software company that allows musicians to completely manage their band’s finances, including booking, money management, and accounting.

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A company that makes “smart” luggage tags, allowing users to track their bags with the app.

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A browser extension that tracks the cost of your everyday items (fries, cup of coffee, etc.) over time and cross-references this data with the Starbucks menu. In addition to the main purpose of tracking your coffee expenses, the tool also allows users to find out if they are spending more than they should and how to cut back.

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A video creation tool for real estate agents, meant to allow agents to “film, edit and upload videos in minutes”.

298

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

267

A startup that allows companies to create virtual reality/augmented reality experiences with their employees (no coding required)

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A company that provides an API that allows users to integrate and track their credit cards

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A private, secure messaging app that allows you to communicate with people who have already invited you.

214

An online service for companies that allows them to connect their products to third-party markets. The company’s goal is to allow companies to sell their products in other countries, and also to help them better understand demand.

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A startup that allows users to draw straight lines and then automatically create a 3D model of the object with a computer vision model.

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is a platform that allows users to buy, sell, and trade gift cards for a small fee.

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An online platform that asks you to rate products and services before you buy them, allowing you to compare them on the same scale as Amazon or Consumer Reports.

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Two different hardware startups that aim to help businesses set up a server farm on the cheap. Both claim their products are the lowest-cost solution for businesses looking to set up a private cloud.

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A startup for the deaf and hard of hearing that utilizes text to speech to allow people to connect with others in real time.

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A company that allows companies to file taxes by way of an app. The startup is building a platform that automates the process of filling out tax forms.

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Custom holograms for marketing campaigns, allowing companies to create holograms of their logo or product that can be used for promotions, company events, or even as stickers to mark employees in the office

138

A startup that allows you to make a purchase using your fingerprint. The startup wants to make payments dead simple.

138

A startup that connects brands with influencers It’s a marketplace for influencer marketing, and it’s currently focused on influencers that have large Instagram followings

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Speakeasy allows businesses to communicate with their customers via SMS, email, or other messaging software.

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Idea: A startup that allows people to buy and sell their used items using augmented reality

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A platform that allows users to create and manage their own “user experiences” on a number of websites. People can make their own websites and online content, and get paid to do so.

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A “social network for crypto users”, allowing them to share their investment and trading strategies with each other and follow other traders.

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A platform that allows brands to build mobile apps for their business and for consumers to find them.

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A platform that allows users to create digital, social, and physical products by sending messages to a group of people in a bid to crowdsource their ideas or get feedback.

127

A platform that allows both consumer and business users to collect and share data about their lives with the goal of helping them improve their health and save money.

127

A new startup that wants to make the world’s smallest USB hub, allowing users to plug in multiple USB devices (keyboards, monitors, etc) into a single port

126

A startup that helps track and connect people who want to apply for jobs in a specific city, and allows them to see the job openings, apply and schedule interviews, get feedback on their applications, and communicate with recruiters. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A company that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies without having to handle the technical side of it.

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

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 A startup that creates low-cost, programmable electronics for the Internet of Things.

121

A startup that offers a service that allows users to have a face-to-face conversation with a psychologist for $25

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The startup is rolling out a network of mobile clinics and Ubers for cheaper care in lower-income parts of the US that need it.

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A social platform that allows people to discover new places to eat and drink and people to discover new places to eat and drink.

119

A software company that allows people to find the best healthcare provider to treat a specific condition.

118

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

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A startup that wants to simplify the process of buying insurance, allowing people to compare prices, read reviews and buy with a few clicks online.

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M-KOPA is a tool allowing developers to create their own specialized hardware. The founders say the company has sold $4M worth of hardware over the last two years, though they’ve only launched on Kickstarter today.

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

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Allows people to book free trips on flights, trains, and buses.

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

113

A startup that allows you to rent kayaks and other water sports equipment in your local area

113

A software platform that lets brands communicate with marketing departments around the world — making workflows easier and more cost-effective.

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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.

110

A tool that allows users to quickly find a doctor and schedule a visit from their mobile device. The startup’s website is now a platform for thousands of doctors in the US to set appointments on a first-come first-serve basis.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their cash flow. The tool helps companies forecast where their cash will come from, and sends automated reminders when it runs low. The startup uses machine learning and AI to help companies forecast how much cash they would have at this month’s end and the next month.

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A digital education platform for low-income students, helping them understand their financial aid eligibility.

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The startup is looking to “help people make the switch from their personal funds to a workplace 401(k) retirement plan”, by allowing employers to build automated 401(k) plans for their employees, and giving employees the ability to move their 401(k) funds to their own bank accounts.

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A tool that allows users to manage their calorie intake and physical activity.

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Internet of Things startup that wants to build a “health-care-in-a-box” for $2,000 that can be plugged into a drone, allowing doctors to give patients remote care.

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 A startup that uses a “virtual bank” to allow companies to get capital without having to go through a traditional bank. It is looking to extend its service to the UK, Europe and Asia.

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A kit for building low-cost drones.

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A healthcare database platform that allows doctors to communicate with each other and share patient data.

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A company based in San Francisco that allows retailers to build private brands for their customers.

99

An online-only, subscription-based service that allows people to buy and sell payments immediately from their bank accounts.

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Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

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A software platform that allows producers to create, edit, and distribute videos, audio, photos, and text.

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A startup that’s building a low-cost, low-power drone with software that allows it to do a variety of tasks, including aerial photography.

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A tool for creating tools. The startup’s founders say they’re building a tool that allows users to distribute GitHub tools, like their own GitHub for Excel, by other users.

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This startup is building a tool that allows you to create your own “mini social network” across apps, like Facebook for your phone.

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A startup that aims to give businesses a tool that allows them to turn their smartphones into an in-store point of sale

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A SaaS business that takes the pain out of talking to a doctor online, allowing patients to schedule appointments and communicate with their doctors 24/7.

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A startup that allows users to search through their Facebook friends’ photos to see if they’re using their real name.

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A startup that is creating a platform that allows companies to offer new employees a new kind of stock.

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A startup that wants to help you find low cost utility companies that provide better service.

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

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Idea: A startup for tracking and keeping tabs on the cost of a medical procedure. The idea is to allow patients to shop around for prices, and also to provide a level of transparency that many hospitals don’t have.

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A startup that allows small businesses to book appointments with their customer service agents

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A tool for restaurants that allows them to sell their surplus food at lower prices to their customers.

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A “social network for influencers”, a platform for those who have large social media followings to connect with brands and offer free content.

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A SaaS platform to help companies quickly build and manage apps using public and private cloud. The company is currently cash-flow positive with over 100 paying customers.

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A startup that will allow people to build websites for their local community, and then charge a monthly fee for that service.

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A software platform that allows people to create and share personalized marketing content.

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This online service lets people learn Spanish and English through games and video, and allows people to play games with a partner. It’s currently running in beta in the US.

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If you’re a food blogger, you need to know how to cook. The startup helps you do just that with a workflow that allows you to take photos of food you’re cooking and then create a recipe card that you can share with your readers.

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A startup that allows users to search for, and buy, a cheap used car from other people’s parked cars.

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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 rewards platform that lets people earn points for doing things with their phones, like taking a photo, following accounts and businesses, and more. Bunch can be redeemed for cash, merchandise, or travel.

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A startup that wants to build a “machine learning tool for creating music”. The startup wants to build a tool that will allow anyone to create music from scratch, without any of the engineering knowledge required.

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

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This startup tries to make student loans more affordable for students by offering a low-risk version of student loans.

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 A platform for companies to let employees organize and manage their own time, allowing them to set and track their own goals.

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The company wants to build an offline-first collaborative editing platform for video production that would allow editors to work in a room with multiple screens, and for multiple editors to work on the same piece of footage simultaneously.

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The company provides a single, unified interface for customers to access their data and resources, plus a suite of APIs that allow third-party developers to integrate their services into

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A startup that helps people explore the world around them by allowing them to connect with those who live near them and share their local knowledge

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A company that builds the “Airbnb for internships”, connecting students with companies looking for summer interns. It’s a platform that allows both internships to be created and offers a marketplace for applications.

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A tool that allows businesses to track and make sense of the data they generate.

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

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A startup that allows sports leagues to collect and organize data.

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This startup aims to make communication between teams more efficient and fluid by allowing them to send messages, files, and other content between each other, instantly.

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

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A platform that allows people who have low credit scores to apply for microloans

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A startup that provides a service that allows you to send flowers to people who are sick

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A “social network for soccer fans”, with a goal of 1.5 million registered members by the end of 2019. The startup wants to give soccer fans a place to interact, share stories, create and follow clubs, teams, players and other personalities.

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A technology company that helps insurance companies manage claims, follow up with patients and reduce fraud.

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A startup that helps credit unions expand their lending options by lowering the cost and time it takes to get a loan.

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A startup that’s building a service that allows users to search for nearby restaurants, bars, and other places to eat or drink, and then book reservations on their phone.

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A way to ‘hack’ the iPhone to allow custom functions. The startup tells us it sells to one customer, a company that makes custom apps for the iPhone.

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A startup that makes the process of digitizing books easier for libraries, allowing them to digitize their collections and search them online.

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A startup that allows users to create and control their own online profiles, with the ability to customize their LinkedIn and email using a drag-and-drop interface.

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A startup that is building a platform to help musicians increase their social media following

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 A productivity tool that allows anyone to create a personal dashboard of data. The startup wants to help its users track metrics across a variety of areas like energy consumption, sleep, and mood.

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A company that lets you connect your company’s email and social media accounts, allowing employees to switch between email and social media accounts.

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

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A company that helps online businesses with their online marketing by allowing them to target their customers based on their search history and then match them with a relevant video ad

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 TinyDesk is an online service that lets remote workers have “a desk in their pocket”. This is a product that helps employers manage their remote workers’ desks, and allows employees to take their work with them. The startup is funded by Y Combinator and CRV.

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A new kind of pairing app that allows you to chat with potential partners and find out if they have mutual friends.

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A startup for finding and “following” people you’ve met, using data from all your social networks and identifying the people you’ve never met.

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A tool that allows people to create their own 3D models of objects and designs and have them printed on a 3D printer.

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A smartphone app that allows employees to find the nearest cash and card-accepting ATM.

85

A web-based platform for buying concert tickets, connecting artists directly with fan-clubs, and allowing fans to buy tickets for their friends.

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An API that allows buyers to purchase products on Amazon, Walmart and other e-commerce platforms all in a single place.

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The company is building software that allows developers to use a single API to make apps for different platforms.

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The startup helps companies scale their drone usage by allowing flight data to be transferred from one drone to another and to the cloud.

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A startup for hiring and retaining freelancers that allows businesses to find, hire and pay people from anywhere in the world.

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A company that allows people to streamline financial transactions by providing a simple interface to pay bills.

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A company that offers a DDoS service, allowing people to rent out their servers and charge for the service.

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This company is building a platform to allow users to buy and sell their “real-estate” on the blockchain.

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A company that wants to sell you a phone case that not only protects your iPhone, but also allows you to charge it.

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A credit card that allows you to donate to charity on a monthly basis.

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A startup that aggregates offline data on a device and allows it to be accessed by other applications.

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A startup that helps large companies switch to paperless invoicing and build a digital workflow to track their expenses and expenses of their vendors.

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A mobile application that takes care of all the background tasks of running a business. It allows you to focus on making your business more efficient.

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

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A platform to allow landlords to manage their rental units and see the occupancy.

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An online bank that focuses on serving lower and middle income customers.

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A cryptocurrency exchange that focuses on private investors. It uses a system of “certified wallets” with a touchscreen interface to allow investors to manage their holdings.

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This startup is building an app that allows people to find people to meet up with in real life, like at a coffee shop or party.

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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 startup that helps people learn Chinese through video content that is designed to be slower paced, allowing for a more natural experience.

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A hardware wallet that allows users to store and use any cryptocurrency.

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A new kind of payment system that allows taxi owners to compete with Uber and Lyft. Instead of needing to call a dispatcher, riders can hail a cab in real-time and pay directly through the app.

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A system that allows people to request items from businesses by scanning a QR code and sharing the results on social media

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A startup that helps you make your house a solar-powered, internet-connected network, allowing you to control lights, appliances and other devices through an app.

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A platform for self-hosting, on-demand virtual reality content, allowing users to access VR worlds without a headset.

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Ripple is a platform for creating virtual currency and a payment system. The startup is trying to get merchants to adopt its digital currency by offering them a low-fee payment processing system.

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A startup that allows small businesses to sell their products online, and pay vendors with a digital wallet, and only with verified credit card.

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A startup that’s building a 3D printing platform for mixed-use buildings. The tech allows for 3D printing of 3D models to be used in building construction.

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This startup is building a marketplace for health insurance plans, allowing people to search and compare plans.

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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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A health tech company that helps low-income families manage their health insurance.

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A video sharing network that allows users to embed videos from other sites

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

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This startup is working on an AI-powered system that monitors data on Amazon’s servers, allowing companies to guard against potential security breaches.

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A start-up that allows employers to streamline HR processes via a mobile app.

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A device that allows workers to log their time and expenses on their phones, and share with their employer.

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This startup wants to use artificial intelligence to accelerate the workflows of marketers.

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A platform for app developers that allows them to more easily monetize their apps.

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A digital payment card that allows people to pay for things with their phones.

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An API that allows developers to integrate location capabilities into their apps, without having to build their own location-based features.

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A way to make your phone’s battery last longer. The startup uses a sensor that tells the phone when it is being charged and when the battery is running low. It then adjusts the phone’s power management settings.

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A startup that allows people to sell their used books, and it’s helped 20,000 people make $100,000.

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A tool for recruiters that allows them to scope out potential employees in advance.

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A startup that allows users to stream music from their smartphone to any bluetooth speaker

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A simple social network where people can post things, and follow people on the network. Users can then comment on each other’s posts, or post their own.

81

A credit card issuer that focuses on low-income consumers.

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This startup is building a tool to allow individuals to take back their personal data from Facebook.

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A company that makes an API and platform for app stores to allow developers to launch their apps on a variety of platforms.

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

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A startup that’s building an API for user feedback, allowing companies to use a platform such as UserVoice to collect feedback.

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A startup that wants to allow consumers to buy directly from makers, like they would from Etsy.

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A platform that allows users to easily build online courses without writing code or creating webpages or videos. The company says it has 15,000 customers, including Udemy, Coursera, and Lynda.com, and has raised $1.5M.

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A pitch system that allows businesses to send out videos to potential customers. The startup, which was founded in August, is looking to attract businesses with a $5 per month price point.

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A platform for internet trolls to sell and trade their hatred. It allows people to create "troll profiles" and then sell and trade posts.

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A company that helps landlords with tools that allow them to quickly find and vet potential tenants.

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A platform that allows users to create and manage event pages on Facebook and Instagram.

81

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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The 2017 batch was selected based on their work in the field, their potential to drive positive social impact, and their fit with Y Combinator’s mission. The following companies were selected:

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A startup that allows anyone to create and promote a podcast, and then earn revenue through advertising and sponsorships

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Polite.com is building on the idea of “time banking” — people who trade their time for other people’s labor. They have a number of products that do this, including a new one that pairs people with tasks and then allows them to track their work.

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Social network for entrepreneurs, allowing them to share ideas and get feedback for their business ideas. The startup is free for businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

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A platform that connects buyers with sellers, allowing users to sell used items like books and DVDs, or purchase new ones in bulk.

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A platform that authenticates and stores medical records, allowing patients to share their own information with their doctors.

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A SaaS platform for people to manage their cell phone accounts. It sits on top of a person’s existing carrier account and allows them to view their data and make payments. It’s in early beta.

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The startup is building a tool that allows companies to build a website for their services or products without them having to understand how to code.

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 A platform that allows patients to get medication through mail (mailorder)

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A “Smart” lock service that allows users to pay for their own locks.

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A platform that allows users to record tasks that they’re going to complete, and the app then monitors what users do and makes sure they don’t miss any of their goals.

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A company that wants to help hospitals build better technology. It's building cloud software that allows nurses to prioritize patient care, use a shared calendar, communicate with doctors, and more.

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A cloud-based service allowing customers to track their shipments in real-time. The startup says it has already signed up around 500 customers, and has raised $1.6 million in funding.

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A platform that allows people to take online surveys.

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A blockchain-based stock market that allows anyone to invest in a company. It’s aiming for a $1.5 billion market cap.

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A startup to allow people to get a quote for a car lease in under a minute

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This is an app that allows users to create and deploy content without the need for coding. The idea is to make it easy for anyone to create a website and get it live quickly.

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A company that helps brands create and distribute in-store marketing content across traditional and social media, allowing for a more efficient way to reach customers.

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A platform that allows restaurants to create reservations in real time

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A company that designs a system that helps a company’s employees be more productive, allowing them to perform more tasks, get work done more quickly, and be more efficient.

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A B2B platform that allows restaurants to print their own takeout menus.

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It’s a digital calendar that allows users to have a “someday” calendar in addition to a “today” calendar. The startup wants to help people plan more efficiently.

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This startup is building a platform for organizations to manage and streamline their workflows, building a “digital hub” for teams.

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A startup that wants to create an online marketplace for fitness that will allow users to buy and sell workouts, including in-person ones.

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A blockchain-based protocol that allows the exchange of medical data, and allows for the creation of a "decentralized healthcare marketplace".

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A tool that allows people to create screen recordings, and share them for feedback.

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A startup is building a way to help people track their fitness activity, allowing people to connect with people and challenges with similar fitness goals.

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A company that offers a low-cost alternative to dental work for low-income people in the US.

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A platform for the self-storage industry that allows customers to share photos of their storage units, enabling renters to get in touch with customers and find out about the facilities.

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A company that provides a way to buy and trade crypto at the best prices. It’s an app for iOS and Android that allows users to use crypto to pay for things.

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

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A drone that can follow you around on land and in the air, taking photos and video and providing a 360-degree view of your surroundings.

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A Texas-based startup that provides a service that allows anyone to buy anything with Bitcoin, including buying everyday items.

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The startup’s service allows users to create custom-designed and branded debit cards to be used at millions of locations in the US, UK, Canada, France, and Australia. It also does global spending and cross-border payments for businesses that need it.

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A startup that makes it easier for brands to manage their PR, social media, and content distribution in one place. The startup is building a ‘media dashboard’ that allows brands to manage all their social media and PR channels, and track their performance.

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 A platform that allows users to see 360-degree images of how a product looks inside and out.

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A startup that allows restaurants to become cashless.

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

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A messaging app that allows people to chat with a coder they’re hiring, without a third party,

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A video editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux that allows users to create attractive videos in minutes.

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Their goal is to build a platform that allows people to earn money off the things they love to do, with the idea that there are countless opportunities to earn money from social media.

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A tool for modeling and simulating the physical behavior of interaction with a product, with a focus on wearables. The startups aims to allow customers to model wearables in a way that’s more intuitive than the current alternatives

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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 platform that allows individuals or companies to post jobs and have them filled by people looking to move, with the goal of keeping unemployment rates low.

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A platform that allows consumers to make payments online for new or used products, and then track their orders.

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A startup that allows people to share their real-time location with their friends in a way that’s more private than sharing your location on Facebook.

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A startup that allows you to hire a dog walker for the same price as a cup of coffee.

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

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New startup that aims to take the pain out of student loan payments, using the debt to create scholarships for low-income students.

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A replacement for traditional backpacks that allows people to carry their belongings along with them when they move.

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A startup that would bring barcodes to the speed of the internet, allowing people to search for an item’s barcode and purchase it from an online retailer

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A startup that lets users receive notifications when someone they follow on social media posts pictures of themselves.

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This startup is working on a platform that will allow restaurants to track what customers are ordering without the restaurant having to install and manage a server.

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A platform that allows people to create new kinds of jobs. Sift is building a “decentralized job market” with a system for workers and employers to set their own wages and terms.

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

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A credit card for people who are underbanked. The company offers a line of credit that doesn’t require a credit check, allowing people to put down as little as $1.

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A startup building an app that helps companies manage their international workflows. The solution is aimed at companies that have multiple different offices around the world, be they full-time or digital nomads.

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A GPS-based ride-sharing app that allows users to call a car directly from their phone.

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If you’ve been to a restaurant in the United States, chances are you’ve left a tip. But what happens to that tip What if that tip was shared with the next person who dined at the same restaurant Farbric’s app cuts out the middleman, allowing the restaurant to keep more of that cash.

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A startup from a company called Popcorn Time, which allows users to stream free movies and TV shows. It's now a part of Netflix.

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The startup behind Pachube has expanded into the market for connected devices that allow users to collect and share data. The company has launched two other products since the acquisition: the Pachube Watch, which is a customizable wristband that can be paired with smart devices to collect fitness data and share data with other devices, and the Pachube Photo, which is a way for users to capture and share their photos with other users.

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A startup that wants to improve the way people communicate with the deaf. The company is building a translator that allows deaf people to communicate with their hearing peers in a variety of situations.

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A platform that connects cars to the internet allowing them to be monitored and repaired remotely.

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This startup is looking to make organic food shopping for the Whole Foods shopper a little easier. They’re working with farmers to create an easy-to-use app that allows users to buy produce from their smartphones. They’re currently working with three farmers in the Midwest and hope to add more in the future.

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A mobile app that allows consumers to pay bills by scanning QR codes or barcodes.

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A social network for millennials, and for people who want to make money for millennials. It allows users to earn royalties from their content and has a referral program.

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If you want a car, the first thing you do is call your insurance company, and then you call your bank. The startup wants to automate this process and allow users to pay for their car insurance online with their bank account. It’s already working with AAA.

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A startup that offers an online shop to small businesses that allows them to manage their inventory and manage their orders.

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A free database of all consumer credit cards, available online and allowing users to search for cards, compare them, and see where they’re used.

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A social networking app that allows people to find community, find friends, and meet people close to their geographic location

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It is a platform that helps people find jobs in their area of interest, and also allows employers to post jobs.

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A startup that will take any video and allow its creators to port it to any of the top 30 mobile phone manufacturers, using a digital-rights-management-free model. The company has already built an app that allows anyone to convert any video to any phone.

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This company is building an app that aims to help cities with data, allowing them to run services like parking and waste collection more efficiently.

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A company that allows people to plug in their credit card info, and then allows them to download their credit report

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A startup operating in the European market that is building a network of e-commerce sites that allow users to shop from multiple stores in one place

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Idea: A startup for “solar powered cars”. The startup wants to build a rooftop solar system that generates energy for your car, allowing the car to run on solar power.

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A startup that sells cases that attach to iPads, allowing users to take notes using a stylus and take pictures right from the iPad.

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The startup is launching an app to allow people to build their own personal websites, with various themes and templates.

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A mobile app that tracks food and exercise, and allows users to share their data with others.

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A platform for “jobs that work for you”, allowing companies to find the right candidates for the right positions. The startup is currently operating in the US and UK.

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A software company designed to make college affordable by allowing students to pay for it with credit.

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A tool that allows you to create and manage your own variety of financial instruments. Think of it as a Pinterest and Facebook for financial funds, with a focus on helping people raise money from friends and family.

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A consumer-targeted business that allows the user to share and rate products, and build a community around them.

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A startup that wants to disrupt the textbook market by offering low-cost, digital textbooks made by an average person.

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

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

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A platform that allows multiple users to create a single item, then share it with a single shipping address.

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LOWCOUNTRY is a startup building a live-action reenactment of the history of the Appalachian Mountains. The company is a production company that shoots reenactments, and it is building a storytelling platform to pair with them.

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A way to create a “digital currency” that can be used across a number of e-commerce sites, allowing them to transact easily and quickly.

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A software platform that allows customers to find out where they can buy products and then subscribe to them in advance. The startup is building an e-commerce platform for physical products, with an emphasis on beauty. The company is based in San Francisco.

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ShopStyle is a subscription-based visual merchandising platform that allows retailers to create branded shopping experiences. ShopStyle gives retailers a way to create different streaming layouts, video ads, and product displays that are tailored to each individual customer.

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As a person’s social circle expands, it gets harder to keep track of old and new friends. Fellow is a service that helps you keep track of everyone you know, and share them with others.

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

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A tool to help companies manage multiple workflows and processes for a single project. It’s available as a Chrome extension.

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A startup that lets people in the US upload their resumes to a centralized platform, allowing the hiring managers to search for candidates and see their backgrounds.

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A student loan refinancing platform that allows borrowers to pay off their debt in a number of different ways, including a lump sum or a fixed payment.

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A startup that allows people to buy groceries online, and have them delivered at a later date The user can also schedule the delivery for a specific date and time

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A tool to help people manage their healthcare data. It integrates with EMRs, EHRs, and other medical records to allow patients to access their data in a single place.

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 This company is looking to build a platform that allows companies to license their software, and then bundle it with services like a data center, software development, or SaaS.

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A startup that bills itself as a “Facebook for travel”, it allows users to share travel plans with family and friends

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This startup is building a cloud-based platform to help shop owners manage their stores. The company is building a platform that allows owners to manage their stores from the cloud, and lets them use the software to access their inventory and receive notifications on sales.

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A platform that allows businesses to pay contractors and freelancers via mobile, not PayPal. The startup wants to make it easier to pay contractors and freelancers for work, and avoid the headaches of payment processing.

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A startup that allows your smartphone to operate as a wearable device that can track your movements, showing you how much exercise you’re getting.

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A startup that helps small businesses get a loan at a traditional bank, at a lower rate.

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A platform for influencers to receive feedback from their followers, so they can use it to become better at what they do.

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A SaaS platform that helps companies manage their expense reports. It starts with a monthly subscription and then allows the user to create expense reports that are editable and searchable, with the option to export.

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A startup that wants to help you get to work faster by providing an easy-to-use, low-cost way to book rides through Uber.

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This platform helps tech companies that would like to sell software as a service (SaaS) to clients. The platform allows for businesses to reach their clients directly, and also helps them understand how much money their clients are spending on software.

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A content creation platform for retailers. The startup wants to give retailers a better workflow for creating and managing content, and to give them tools to manage their content on the site, like promotions, offers, and reviews.

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A credit score for websites, allowing users to get information on their creditworthiness without needing to apply for credit.

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A new way for companies to pay employees, using a rewards-based system with no cash transfers. The company instead creates a digital savings account for employees, allowing them to track their earnings and also cashing out the money when they leave.

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A startup that allows users to create an online course (and charge for it)

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

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Idea: A workflow management tool for the development of media-rich e-learning courses

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Idea: A scheduling app for hair salons, meant to streamline the process of booking appointments and also to provide a better customer experience by allowing customers to book their appointments directly through the app

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A $1 cloud-based road trip planning tool that allows users to plan and share their travels.

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A startup that wants to solve the problem of allowing businesses to accept credit cards and bank accounts in one place. After launching in April, the company is now working on making the process seamless for customers.

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This startup wants to build a platform that allows companies to manage their entire supply chain from their headquarters.

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 A company that helps employers and employees manage insurance plans. Their software allows the employer to manage a healthcare plan in a more centralized manner with less paperwork, and provides employees with a more affordable option to access healthcare.

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A SaaS platform that helps you manage your sales pipeline. It provides tools to help sales reps track their pipeline activity, and allows reps to manage leads.

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A “web of trust” for Instagram users, with an algorithm that helps users find the right person to follow

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A platform that allows people to build their own online communities, which they can manage with a dashboard.

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 This app helps you manage your Twitter presence by allowing you to post Tweets in bulk with an interface that helps you organize and schedule your posts.

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A company that’s exploring augmented reality for the creative industries, by allowing artists to create art using a simple 3D app.

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The India-based company wants to remove the middleman from B2B commerce by allowing businesses to create individual shopping carts and price all their goods without an agency setting charges.

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This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.

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This startup is building a digital library of sorts for the music industry. It hopes to replace the print-only distribution models with a digital distribution platform that allows users to sell music with minimal friction and low overhead.

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A company that helps people manage their YouTube videos, allowing them to keep control of their content.

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A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

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A platform that allows interns to book their own Facebook Ads, so they’re not limited to the ones their company sets up.

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A tool for creating event invitations and RSVPs. The startup allows users to create invites and RSVPs, offers a mobile app, and offers templates for various occasions.

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A platform with a web-based portal for doctors to access patient information, allowing them to talk to patients or patients’ families remotely through video conferencing, or call them into their office.

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This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

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A platform that will allow you to make adjustments to your iPhone or iPad without having to open it up. The startup is focused on making it easier for people to tweak their iOS devices.

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 A company that helps small businesses manage their inventory using the cash flow and inventory data of a POS system.

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Startup that allows users to pay for their Uber rides with their Chase credit card, resulting in credits to their card balance.

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A set of tools that gives small businesses an easy way to manage their customer relationships. Its API allows users to pull data from their Salesforce or Zendesk accounts.

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A platform for sellers to manage their Amazon selling business, helping them to follow the rules of Amazon.com, and get paid on time.

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A company that will allow you to stream your favorite TV show to any TV device in your house. The company is building a platform to stream video from any streaming platform to any device, including TVs, computers, game consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and anything else that can play video.

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

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A platform that allows companies to build digital training programs for employees.

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A startup that wants to use AI to create a more natural color palette in fashion. The company’s founder says that the color palette industry is “a $20 billion market, and it has been a very low touch market.”

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A tool that allows people to register for events, including those who are not currently able to attend. Like Meetup, it’s meant to help people find and attend events both in person and online.

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A platform that allows companies to crowdsource information and data. The startup has developed a platform to help companies integrate data from third-party sources.

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A mobile payments product that allows shoppers to pay for items on any device that supports NFC. The startup is building a payment platform for apps and retailers, as well as a recharge service.

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Allows teachers to create lesson plans for their students, and customize them to their unique needs. The founders are hoping to recruit teachers to be the company’s first customers.

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A tool that allows employees to check and plan their work time.

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This startup is building a platform that allows users to book tattoos online. The platform will allow clients to view their tattoos in 3D and choose designs, colors and sizes.

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Using machine learning and AI to optimize the sales process, allowing businesses to close the loop on the sales cycle. The startup wants to make the sales process more efficient and see what works best.

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A simple tool for cafes and restaurants to manage and track the flow of their daily payments, with the ability to see trends and gain insights. The team came up with the idea while working at a local cafe in San Francisco.

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A company creating a cloud-based service that helps businesses and employees collaborate in real time. It’s a visual collaboration app, allowing teams to see their work in real time, with live video, polls, comments, and tasks. They’re currently in beta.

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A tool that allows users to send and receive payments in Bitcoin through email. The company’s goal is to make it simple to pay friends and family with cryptocurrency.

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A search engine for esports. The startup is meant to help fans find events, follow players and teams, and share content.

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This startup is building an “auto-scaling, auto-configuring” platform for machine learning and AI-based workflows.

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A startup that allows you to order take-out from a local restaurant and pay for it with your phone.

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Builds a platform for businesses to share and compare information about their products, services, and employees. It has partnerships with companies like Linkedin, Mailchimp, and Stripe, allowing employees to upload their resumes, manage their accounts, and receive paychecks directly within the platform.

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A company that is building a business on a platform that allows people to create their own customized set of emojis.

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The idea is that you could use a built-in chip that connects to your phone to allow your phone to act like a credit card. The idea is still in the early stages.

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A solution that allows small businesses to build and manage their own virtual teams. The startup aims to help companies build virtual teams that are more efficient and cost effective than traditional team management.

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The startup’s goal is to help users achieve a more “authentic” online presence. They’re building software that allows users to design their own avatars, choosing from a variety of “personas”, which can be used on other platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks.

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A company that makes it easy for websites to allow users to post photos to social networks from their websites

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This SaaS company is building a pricing engine for businesses to build price tiers for their services, and then allow customers and partners to subscribe to different tiers.

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A company that allows owners of small kiosks, restaurants, cafes, and retail stores to sell their wares via a mobile app.

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A startup that allows people to take a selfie and instantly find the nearest photofinisher to have it printed.

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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 platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

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A company that makes it easier for retailers to offer discounts on products, allowing them to promote sales without advertising.

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Mixer is a dating app for people who want to meet others in a more social setting. It’s an app like Tinder, but it’s free to use and allows users to pay to chat with others.

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A video chat app that also allows group video chat rooms and video conferences, with the ability to draw and annotate on your screen.

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A platform that allows users to share their thoughts, photos, and videos with each other. The idea is that this platform will help users share their experiences with each other in a more sharing-oriented way than Facebook.

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A company that sells a “robot for your car”, allowing you to schedule deliveries and have them fixed remotely.

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A startup that allows travelers to easily access and compare the prices of flights from all major airlines in a single interface.

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Connecting the bike-sharing market in China to the local electric vehicle market. The Startup offers a low cost electric car battery that can be swapped into an electric bike.

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A platform that allows teams to create video content, which the company will distribute.

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The following were selected by our judges in a preliminary round of judging:

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A startup that helps small business owners get started in the insurance market. By creating a simple contract, it allows small startups to get a quote for insurance and get coverage within a few days.

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

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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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A multi-level marketing tool for online courses, which allows users to create courses, and then sell access to them — similar to sites like Udemy.

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A platform that allows users to record and share their own videos with the community.

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A company that builds products that help people understand their finances and save money. It saves customers money in the form of lower interest rates and lower cost of credit, and it pays interest on all savings in a person’s bank account.

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The following companies are either currently bootstrapped or plan to bootstrap in the next year.

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A new way to pay invoices online by eliminating the need to create and manage invoices. It allows online businesses to set up an account, specify a range of invoice amounts, and enter payment amounts.

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A Chrome extension that converts your clipboard to a URL, allowing you to share it as a link.

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

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A tool for managing student debt, allowing users to “raise the rates they pay on student loan or credit card debt by a percent or more”.

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A network of kiosks that allows shoppers to pay for purchases with their phone. The startup wants to make mobile payments more convenient and easier to use.

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A tool for SEO that allows you to audit backlinks and find any that are unnatural or spammy.

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A platform that helps you make never-ending, premium video content for your YouTube channel. It allows creators to generate content and not worry about the ad revenue.

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A platform that allows businesses to streamline the design, procurement, and delivery of their supplies.

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A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

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A startup that helps people communicate with each other on the internet by allowing them to create and share photos, videos, and text messages.

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A startup that is launching a new kind of retail store It allows customers to customize the fit of

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A platform that allows users to instantaneously buy a piece of art from their favorite artists.

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A video conferencing app that allows people to talk with their team members and clients, while also watching each other’s screens so they can see how they look and react.

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A platform that lets you manage your video and social media presence from one place, allowing you to have a single profile across a variety of social networks.

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A tool that allows you to build and control your own social profiles with your photo and bio.

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A company that allows people to pay their bills using bitcoins

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This startup wants to make it easier to sell tickets for events by allowing users to sell tickets to venues directly. Currently, the startup is only working with venues that have their own ticketing software, but in the future it hopes to work with event organizers as well.

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A browser extension for Google Chrome that allows you to search for and filter in-app ads.

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

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The startup, based in the Netherlands, has built a device that turns any Android smartphone into a camera. It promises to ease the process of sharing photos, while also allowing users to take photos that are harder to take with a traditional camera.

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Polldaddy is an app that allows users to make polls, collect data, and share the results. It works with most social media and blogging platforms.

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

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A platform designed to help car dealers make the most of their inventory, and lower inventory turnover.

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A travel booking app that allows users to book travel on a budget

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A SaaS product that allows people to scan artwork and turn it into digital drawings.

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A messaging app, with a mobile web client to allow for SMS-based communication without a smartphone. The company is working on a browser-based client for non-mobile devices and has raised $3.5M in funding from Y Combinator.