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In addition to making new sodas, this startup is looking to take on the soda industry as a whole by introducing healthier alternatives to soda, such as carbonated teas and fruit-flavored water.

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A startup that helps you learn to code by making you build a simple tool that you eventually turn into a real product. The startup’s co-founder saw a need for the same kind of bootcamps in the area, and created the site to fill it.

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A startup making it easier to buy and sell wholesale, for companies that want to buy in bulk.

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A startup that provides matchmaking services for empty-nesters in their 60s+

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A company that helps brands do email marketing by making it painless for them to set up a local mailing list.

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

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This is a startup that’s using machine learning to provide a new way of making and selling guacamole.

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A new startup that aims to modernize the payments industry for businesses, making it faster, cheaper, and more secure.

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This startup is building a money-making product for the younger generation.

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Idea: A platform for making, distributing and monetizing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) games The company says it’s already built over a dozen AR and VR games and is currently monetizing them through app stores, advertising, premium content, and in-app purchases

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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 chatbot that tracks the status of a shipment by tracking the shipping carrier and making deliveries.

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A company focused on the web and mobile performance, making the world’s largest distributed network for web and mobile services.

106

A text-based chat service for healthcare providers, with the aim of making it easier for patients to get a doctor’s appointment and communicate with their care teams.

104

Messenger is a messaging app that makes automated music recommendations to users based on their music library. The company claims that it’s already making millions of dollars in revenue, and that it’s not reliant on ads. It’s making money through subscriptions, which it says is a way to get around the ad-tech competition.

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A technology that helps companies collaborate and communicate with one another. The startup is currently making $36,000 per month from two customers.

100

A health-maintenance company for the elderly, focusing on their social needs. The company’s founder and president, Alejandro Ortiz, said that for many older people, social engagement often goes missing, making it harder for them to stay healthy.

99

A company that’s making online payments and invoicing seamless for businesses.

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The startup was founded in May with the goal of making banking more accessible in the US.

99

A startup to take the guesswork out of buying tickets to events. It helps consumers find the cheapest ticket and compares deals from around the web, thus making the experience of buying tickets simple and convenient.

98

Symmetry is building a digital taxidermist, a tool to help users turn their photos into 3D digital models. It can be used for anything from creating a doll of a family member to making a taxidermy mount of a dead animal.

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A system for visualizing all financial data for a company, and making it actionable.

95

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.

95

A company that makes the process of filing taxes easier by automating it and making it as simple as possible.

95

This startup wants to connect people who are making music with a marketplace for publishing.

94

Retail startup that works with retailers to get merchandise into the hands of customers on an evening delivery service, making it more likely that customers will buy.

94

A digital platform for group-buying, with the goal of making it simpler and cheaper for people to order directly from the group, and helping them better manage the group.

93

Digix wants to create a gold standard for digital currencies, with the goal of making a digital currency that can be stored and transferred digitally. The company wants to create a way for buyers, sellers, and investors to exchange digital currencies and reap the benefits of a global digital currency.

93

A tool for teams to manage their Microsoft Dynamics 365 contracts, making it easy to see who has been paid and which tasks have been completed.

93

A startup that is making a set of protocols to standardize how to build smart contracts

92

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.

92

Celadon is making a platform that helps companies recruit, hire and pay for freelancers.

91

A startup making data-driven, machine-learning-driven, and AI-driven messaging tools for SaaS companies. It’s unclear what they will be selling to SaaS companies.

91

A chatbot-powered automated service for making purchases at the airport.

91

A tool to enable employers to create and manage their podcasts. The company is taking a very dry subject and making it fun, like “How to be a great manager”

91

A platform for managing your entire spend, tracking your bills, managing your expenses across different payment systems, managing your accounts, and making it easy to compare everything against each other.

90

A simple way to track and manage the money you’re making on various streaming services, like Spotify or Grooveshark. It’s currently in stealth mode and has raised $3.1M.

90

A company that helps banks with digital transformation. The startup wants to help banks develop their online presence by making it easier for them to communicate with customers.

90

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

89

A startup that wants to help people who are trying to sell their cars The startup connects people with potential buyers by making a marketplace for

88

A company that makes customized, local, dog treat recipes. The startup is making a recipe book for pet owners.

88

A startup focused on making it easier for employers and HR professionals to manage the onboarding process. The company is building a process for hiring new employees that’s “one of the most frustrating parts of the process”. It would be used to help the company add new employees, fix the onboarding process, and help identify the right kind of jobs for the company.

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A startup looking to help auto dealers sell their used cars quickly, offering a broader selection of cars, and making the process easier for auto dealers.

88

A content management system for fashion brands. The startup says it can help fashion brands stand out by making their online content more interactive and engaging.

87

A startup that aims to democratize the profession of “salesman” by making the sales process more effective and efficient.

87

In the middle of April, Lyft announced it was making $1.25 billion in revenue per quarter, with over $1 billion in cash. In the middle of May, Uber announced that it had $7.4 billion in cash.

87

Making it easier for people to start a business, helping them enter the market and get the tools they need to succeed.

86

A startup focused on offering a new way for people to get around. The company is focused on making public transit faster, more reliable, and more accessible, and it wants to do that by buying out bus companies and running them as its own private transportation network.

85

An AI-based matchmaking system that pairs job seekers with employers.

85

A “one-click” platform that helps businesses create, edit, and schedule funnels. The platform is focused on making it much easier for businesses to digitally market and promote products and services.

84

This startup wants to make bank deposits and withdrawals more efficient by making them more user-friendly and integrating with various systems.

84

A digital health platform for employees that allows them to book medical appointments, track usage, and get feedback from a doctor. The company wants to use machine learning to predict when employees are likely to need care, and to allow for more timely and personalized care, making it more efficient for employers.

84

A company aiming to expand the college degree market by making an alternative to the traditional college experience.

83

A platform for making and editing 3D models and rendering them in real-time, with a cloud-based service for sharing and collaboration.

83

A startup that helps people manage their social media presence, making sure they aren’t posting the same content too often.

82

A tool for making it easier to measure and optimize employee productivity.

82

A platform to pay bills, make payments, and send money internationally. The company says it can save money for consumers and businesses by making it easier to pay bills, send money internationally and transfer funds overseas more easily.

81

A startup that is focused on building an internet platform for newsrooms. The startup is building a news platform that allows users to easily curate their news feeds, making it easier to find the news they care about.

81

A company making products for businesses that help them with their sales and marketing.

81

A platform for making virtual reality content. The startup is looking to build a “virtual reality video studio” that lets creators stream their VR content.

81

An online dating platform for young people that focuses on their education and career. The company wants to normalize youth dating by making it easier and more attractive to have a career as well as a dating life.

80

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

80

A startup that’s building an app to allow people to buy and sell products from one another who are local to each other, with the goal of making local commerce easier.

80

The startup is currently in stealth mode, but it’s building a venture backed company that’s making a “set of automation services” for enterprise customers in the financial services industry.

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 A tool for making 3D-printed furniture and other DIY items.

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This startup is making lifestyle capture devices that help people remember what they’re doing and where they’ve been at all times. It’s like a Fitbit and a Misfit combined.

79

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 startup that hopes to bring back the art of making cocktails and mixology

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

78

A team of PhD students and professors are building a system to allow “mostly science-based” investors to bet on the stock market with a goal of making it accessible to those who are currently excluded from investing.

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A startup that launched in May, Empowered Launchpad is a marketplace for a variety of services including legal, accounting, and engineering, with the goal of making it easier for startups to get off the ground. They’re already working with 100 companies around the world.

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A platform for making tasks, and time, more efficient. The company is working closely with the US military.

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A mobile app that allows users to find the exact product they want at a local store, making it easier to shop for groceries by location.

76

A tool for HR leaders to manage employee reviews, with a focus on making sure employees have a voice in their reviews, and that the company is using the information to its advantage.

76

A platform for making custom beverages.

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A device to help people manage their energy usage, with the goal of making it easier to track, and incentivizing efficiency.

76

The startup is building a social network for people who love to cook, with an emphasis on making it a place where everyone can learn from each other’s cooking.

76

A startup that aims to help businesses streamline their SaaS efforts by making it easier to onboard customers.

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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 system that lets companies quickly and easily build their own hardware products, with a goal of making it easier for companies to build hardware at scale.

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A tool for measuring traffic patterns in real time and making predictions

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A startup that’s making it easier for users to supercharge their mobile devices by pairing them with high-performance wireless chargers. Its 10K program is now open for sign-ups.

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An AI system for decision-making, designed to work hand-in-hand with human decision-makers.

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The company is building a tool for makers to test their products, with the goal of making failure less painful and more predictable.

73

A platform that provides data-driven analytics to help guide companies in making the right decisions. They’re currently in early seed, with the founders describing their value as helping companies “make better decisions with less data”.

73

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

73

A platform that makes it easy to program drones, with a focus on making it easy for people to build and control drones with a mobile app.

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The startup does everything from selling pallet racks to making sure your Facebook is not blocked.

73

A company making an AI-powered HR assistant that learns from employees and helps them work better. The startup was recently acquired by a bigger startup called TalentBin.

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A startup that helps with matchmaking, the startup says it sifts through users’ Instagram photos, looking for common themes. It then uses machine learning to analyze what it’s seen and suggest new friends.

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Making customer data more actionable through simple, tangible interfaces.

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A platform for professional book authors who want to sell their books through Amazon. The startup’s founders say they’re working on integrations with other retailers like iTunes and Google Play and are making it easier for authors to sell their books to readers.

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A platform for healthcare startups to grow their partnerships, build scale, and get investors. It aims to help sales efforts by making salespeople more efficient and giving them access to sales data in real time, which can help them close deals.

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The startup is building out an app that helps small businesses with accounting and cashflow. It’s meant to help businesses manage their finances by making it easy to create invoices, track sales, and keep track of cash.

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

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A platform that enables salespeople to better manage their pipeline of opportunities, getting better results and making more money.

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A startup that helps freelancers take their clients on a time-definite tour of the country of their choice, tracking the itinerary, and making reservations for them.

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This startup is changing the way real estate agents do business, making it easier to book appointments and manage their own inventory.

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The company’s founders have raised over $400,000 in funding to date, making it one of the fastest-growing startups in the space.

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

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A desktop-based tool for making mockups of websites and apps.

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A company that makes it easy for small businesses to get in touch with consumers. The startup is making it easier for companies to market to a large, specific group of consumers by creating a one-stop resource for companies to find and contact consumers.

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A startup that plans to decentralize the media industry, making it more democratic and giving users more control. The company wants to allow creators to be paid by their fans.

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This startup offers a platform to help companies and organizations collaborate on content, from making public records to organizing conferences. Its founders describe it as a “LinkedIn for events”.

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A team of entrepreneurs is building a platform that helps people with disabilities complete simple tasks, like filling out online forms, paying bills, or making restaurant reservations. The startup has raised $500,000 in seed funding, and is targeting a launch date of mid-October.

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A startup that aims to make it easy for companies to pay contractors and freelancers by making it easy to build and manage a payment system.

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 Another company making its own version of the Nest Thermostat that also offers a smart lighting system.

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Making your online shopping experience more personalized.

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This company builds a virtual assistant for the health care industry to improve the efficiency and quality of patient interactions, from scheduling to documentation to making phone calls.

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

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This is a startup making it easier for digital publishers to build interactive content.

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A platform that lets people make their own videos using their voice, and works with a library of stock images and sound effects. The app is for anyone interested in making their own video clips without knowing how to edit video.

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 A tool for making it easy to track the time spent on all of your projects, and how much you’re being paid for it.

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A startup that wants to help you manage your social media accounts with the goal of making it easy to run the same account across multiple devices.

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Making it easier for people to get licensed and insured to drive in the US. The startup wants to offer a “licensed motorist app” for the US market.

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

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An AI-powered AI assistant, Pexel is building a bot that will handle tasks like making phone calls, scheduling appointments, and even answering questions.

60

A startup that provides a way for people to book and pay for their medical appointments from their mobile phones, the startup plans on democratizing the healthcare system by making it more accessible to the general population.

60

A platform that allows teams to manage their workflows collaboratively. The team is focused on making it useful for ride sharing companies and other companies that work with multiple contractors.

60

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

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A tool for creating collaborative music. The startup wants to provide a new kind of music making experience.

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Reduce the friction of scheduling interviews and making hiring decisions. The company says they’ve already raised $1M and have a job matching product that they’re launching in the next few months.

59

A software platform that facilitates the integration of payments into software apps, making it easier for developers to build and monetize their apps.

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Platform for making apps in the form of games, by having users build a game from a set of instructions.

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A tool for making mockups of websites, to make it easier for designers and developers to collaborate.

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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 that helps retailers manage inventory, increasing efficiencies and making more money.

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A tool for making it easier to create product prototypes without having to build them.

57

A way to help people make better decisions in healthcare, by making it possible to compare the cost and effectiveness of different treatments.

54

A social network designed to help people make friends with those from different cultures, which works as a matchmaking service for travelers.

54

A startup that is building an AI platform for making sure the right messages get to the right people at the right time.

54

A platform for making free, web-based 2D and 3D models.

54

This startup is building a platform for brands and agencies to build and customize mobile games with the goal of making it easier for brands to leverage the power of mobile.

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A tool for making your own video games

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An online marketplace for making and selling custom-made products using 3D printing. The startup is building a one-stop shop for all 3D design, 3D printing, and 3D scanning needs.

53

This startup’s business is taking the laborious process of logging in to a website and making it more streamlined. Sola does this by creating what it calls a “lazy login” which says, “If you’re not logged in, you don’t need to log in.” Sola has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

53

A company making a “smart” dryer, with an internet-connected app that helps users set the temperature on their washing machine and adjust the duration of the dryer cycle.

53

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

53

A web app for making artisanal soap, in which users can set up recipes and create their own soap. The startup’s founder says it’s like an online Tupperware party for soap-makers.

52

A company that uses machine learning to create products that help senior citizens with activities of daily living, such as shopping, banking and making phone calls.

51

A platform to shop for and share used cars, trucks, and SUVs by searching for and comparing available inventory via a mobile app, and then making an offer on a car with a simple swipe.

51

A startup for keeping track of your credit cards and bank accounts, with the goal of making it “as easy as possible for millennials to deal with money”.

51

A company that wants to change how people pay for electric vehicles. It’s currently working with several large corporations and making a name for itself in the space.

50

A quick start-up that aims to help companies with cloud computing & data storage, making life easier for companies who want to use cloud services but don't have the time to manage all the moving pieces.

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Combining the ease with which inter-city carpooling apps like UberPool and Lyft Line can be found with a new approach to making the rides more affordable, by adding a personal concierge to the ride to help with navigation, scheduling and other tasks.

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A 24-hour customer service bot that's capable of making appointments, booking hotels, and purchasing airline tickets.

50

A startup that helps users keep track of their transactions, making it easy for them to make sure that they don’t over- or under-pay for mundane items.

49

A startup that lets consumers rate their favorite places, with the goal of making those rating visible to potential customers.

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 Founded in 2013, QuizUp is a trivia game where you compete against others for high scores. The startup has raised $1.5 million and is now making its way into Asia.

48

A women-led startup making a tool that helps telecommuters to work and spend time with their families.

47

A startup that specializes in making it easier for customers to do commerce without using the web.

47

New York-based startup that’s building a marketplace for bike parts. They want to disrupt the market by making their own parts available and making it easy for people to find and buy them.

47

A subscription-based service for making video calls to other people that connects you to the person you’re calling with a data connection, not the person you’re calling.

47

The startup is building a tool for customizing software for a particular application or job, and making the process of creating custom software easier.

45

A platform for businesses to pitch their services to event organizers, while also making it easier to manage them.

45

A tool for making presentations in a Google Doc.

44

A company that claims to make the barcode into a more useful tool, making it possible to track things like copies, subscriptions, and more.

44

A SaaS platform that helps companies take advantage of the new EU GDPR regulations by making compliance faster and easier. The startup has raised $1.4M.

42

One of the winners of the YC Engineer Day, providing a service to help companies automate their user onboarding process, making it easier for them to onboard users without needing to manually create a signup flow.

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A team of Ph.D.s and VCs is building a new language for smart contracts, making it easier to write and read smart contracts that run on the Ethereum blockchain.

40

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

39

A company that allows people to create customized “banking services” for themselves, from getting their paychecks directly deposited to arranging overdraft protection or making payments online.

39

A cloud-native, multi-tenant application platform that focuses on making it easier to manage a company’s backend infrastructure. It’s the company’s first product, and the company is targeting $100 million in revenue as it adds new features.

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Building a company focused on making modeling, simulation and optimization more accessible to researchers, engineers and scientists.

38

A platform where users can earn cryptocurrency for taking surveys, answering questions, and posting content. The Maven team says they’re already making $200+ per month on the platform.

38

A platform for the sharing economy. The startup’s idea is to “unlock” the sharing economy by making the legal process simple for drivers and allowing them to charge hourly for their services.

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 A startup that wants to “make it easy to replace the old-school process of making a reservation with a web app”.

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A company that’s building a product that lets people share their ideas with people who work in similar fields, with a goal of making it easier for people to find new jobs.

36

This company is making it easier for small businesses to invest in their own ventures, by providing them an online platform for managing investments. The seed round has already been funded, and the company is looking to the next round to help it scale.

35

A tool that helps you find the best deals on credit cards, bank loans, and insurance, using your personal data to optimize your decision making.

35

A platform for managing secure crypto wallets. The startup is making it easier for small businesses to manage their digital assets.

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A startup that’s working to help companies with their data-driven decision-making. They are building a product that empowers teams to make data-driven decisions and automate the process.

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A startup that helps small businesses get paid faster via a mobile app for making online purchases.

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A platform that provides users with a way to set up and schedule payments, sending invoices and money requests, and making payments.

31

A platform which aims to cut the cost of organizing and managing events by making it easy to book riders and vendors, and to collect payments.

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A startup that wants to make banking more like social media. The startup is building a “challenging” banking experience that integrates notifications, product recommendations and social aspects. A new way to bank that would be more like checking your Facebook stream for information and then making a purchase.

31

A company focused on building a “universal” drone that can be built for any kind of use, from anything from agriculture to photography to filmmaking.

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

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A start-up focused on making it easier for individuals to invest in real estate. It wants to take away the complexity of investing in real estate and building an investment portfolio.

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The company is working on making the Starbucks app more like the Fandango app, and is working on building a social network for moviegoers. It currently has a few contracts, and has raised $6.2 million since it launched in the summer of 2019.

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A “tame” version of a chatbot, with the goal of making it easier to communicate with the company’s marketing team.

28

A company building a $10,000 smart kitchen device that can track and measure food production, helping people get to know the nutritional value of their food, and making it easier to cook healthier food.

28

A tool for finding the right contractor to fix a job, and making sure they’re getting paid for it. It’s currently working with 500 clients and funding 500 jobs per month.

28

This startup wants to streamline the college application process by letting students manage their entire application through a single portal, with the goal of making the process easier and better for students.

28

A startup that helps individuals focus on their goals by making it easier to link behavioral data to tasks.

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A digital music store focusing on independent artists. The startup has signed up about 300 independent musicians to date, most of which are making money through streaming services.

28

A startup that pairs a user’s phone number with a set of features that are only available during a certain time of day. It’s meant to help users fill out surveys faster by making the process more convenient.

27

A new way to manage team expenses, with the goal of making it easier for teams to collaborate on expenses.

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This startup is making a tool to help people track their buying behavior and improve their decisions. It counts companies like Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, and Nike among its customers.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help retailers better understand their customers. The idea is that retailers can use the platform to track customer behavior, and then use that information to better understand what’s going on inside stores and why customers are making the decisions they do.

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A company that’s building an API for making payments with Bitcoin, which could make it easier for companies to accept Bitcoin payments.

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This startup aims to build a “magic mirror” for a person’s bathroom vanity, making it possible for someone to see what their face would look like, without any makeup, in real time.

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A software platform that helps companies create an online presence. It helps businesses manage their websites and online marketing campaigns while making it easier for customers to contact them.

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A startup that enables users to create a ‘vision profile’ and share it with friends. Created by a couple in their twenties who wanted to know how other people were making it in the world.

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In the last decade, the number of startups has continued to grow, making the San Jose area "the best place to start a business in the world."

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A startup making a web app that lets users build and play games. Users can create new levels and share them on the platform. The site also has a marketplace for users to sell their games.

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A platform that helps people with no access to banking services, get small business loans and savings accounts. They’re a nonprofit and are building a platform to help people build their own financial products and have it administered by a bank, thus making it more accessible.

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This software product, which connects people who suffer from chronic pain with doctors who can treat them, has its sights set on making chronic pain a thing of the past.

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A startup aimed at making buying groceries online much easier, including one-click checkout.

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A startup that’s building a “book-making app” for creatives and writers, with a focus on lifestyle and self-improvement.

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A platform for freelancers that allows freelancers to bid on open roles, making it easier to find work.

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This startup has a cryptocurrency that stores value, making it a valuable digital currency

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This startup is building a system for making food trucks more sustainable by allowing them to buy in bulk directly from suppliers.

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 A platform that helps companies manage multiple databases on a single platform, with a goal of making it easier to manage the most important pieces of core business software.

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A startup that connects farmers with buyers. The startup helps farmers find buyers with the goal of making agriculture more profitable and sustainable.

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A tool for making e-commerce more efficient.

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This startup is looking to create a digital tool that allows people to make and manage their own legal agreements, aiming to improve efficiency, and making the legal process faster and more accessible.

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A startup that specializes in HR software for startups, focusing on self-service. The company wants to help people make their HR software work for them, making it easier for startups to get things done without needing to pay for HR services.

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A platform for hiring in the restaurant industry, connecting restaurant owners to workers and making it easier for restaurants to get their staff and pay them.

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The company’s vision is to make the process of creating a video game “as simple as making a PowerPoint presentation”. It wants to make video game creation accessible to non-programmers, and today’s software for that is too difficult to use.

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Making payments easier for the unbanked, this startup says it is building a crypto-enabled, off-the-grid payment system that will let users send and receive money to their phones.

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A startup that offers power-neutral switching power supplies, making it easier for people to power their products with off-the-shelf parts.

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This is a startup that has the goal of “making it easier” for home-schooling parents to manage their families’ finances.

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Building a platform to allow people to make music together. The company wants to bring the “self-expression that comes from music-making together with the community that comes from sharing music on the Internet.”

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A startup that makes the process of making a college application more streamlined and effective, by providing free tools and support to students.

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A startup that aims to create an app that lets people create, share, and curate content, with the goal of making the creative world more accessible.

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A product that helps people better measure their credit score, with the goal of making credit accessible for everyone.

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A Y Combinator-backed company making a product that helps companies hire remote workers

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A company that builds and operates data centers for other companies. One of the big challenges in server design is making sure they don’t get too hot, which can lead to more energy consumption. The startup is building a new type of data center that’s made for hot environments.

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A new way of making yogurt. Instead of a starter culture, they grow the yogurt with probiotics.

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A platform that connects small farmers to buyers. The platform’s mission is to eliminate the middlemen in global trade by making it easier and more cost effective to purchase local produce.

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This startup offers an alternative to the traditional lockbox for data centers. It’s a tamper-resistant container that can be set to be unlocked by a single person, making it easier to ensure that data is secure.

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A startup to help you think about what you want and how to get it. The app is meant to help people think about what they want and how to get it. The team says they’re working on making the tool even more personal. It’s currently in private beta.

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Making it easier to use a range of legacy databases to build modern web apps.

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A startup that helps people with chronic conditions get better at managing their condition, with a focus on making sure it doesn’t get worse.

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This startup helps companies by helping them automate the tedious processes in their call center. The company helps companies “automate the pain” by making it easier for workers to handle certain tasks in the call center, such as making customer greetings, answering simple questions, and transferring a call to another agent.

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A real estate company that aims to use software to automate the process of buying and selling property, streamlining the process and making it accessible to the average Joe.

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The startup wants to help employers get more out of their employees by making the job experience more personalized. They have a service that tracks the details of a worker’s life and turns it into a personalized, detailed online resume.

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A company making a smartphone app that can make you sound like a bullfrog

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A platform for making it easier for people to integrate their health and fitness data into their daily lives. The startup is currently trying to get the FDA on its side to call its technology a medical device.

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An AI that helps drive the decision-making process of buying and selling real estate.

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A platform for making custom-fit clothes. The startup wants to make clothes that are custom fit for every body, and not just one size.

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A startup aimed at making it easy for regular people to take a vacation. The startup aims to make travel less expensive, more accessible and more enjoyable.

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A computer vision startup that wants to help computer vision researchers get access to more data by making it cheaper and easier for them to process images. The startup currently has a small team of 7, but they’re looking to grow that to 15 by the end of the year.

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 A platform that allows users to stream live video on their site, making it easy for customers to see what’s happening in the physical world.

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A dating app for millennials that uses location as a major factor in the matchmaking process

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San Francisco startup that aims to take the “chaos” out of making decisions by providing a mobile app that helps users decide between a variety of options and then buy the one that’s best for them.

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A management platform for managing the data of people on your team, making it easily accessible to all team members. It’s currently used by organizations like the Department of Defense, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and the National Park Service.

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This startup is making a sleek, wearable bottle opener as a way of extending the life of a beer bottle.

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This startup is making a “personal data marketplace” so people can sell back their data in a way that’s not creepy.

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A startup aimed at making the whole process of filling out job applications easier.

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A new type of hardware, the “fiducial marker,” which is meant to replace the fiducials in your product data, making it more accurate and useful.

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A company that allows people to find and rent out their unused furniture and appliances. The startup wants to upend the industry by offering a way to sell the stuff you own while making money on the stuff you don't.

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This startup aims to transform the face of venture capital by making it more accessible, more transparent, and with more fairness to investors. The startup aims to provide investors with a better way to manage their portfolio, and better tools to manage their investments.

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This company is building a platform that connects real estate agents with short-term rentals, making it easier for agents to make money. The startup's founders are both previous Airbnb employees.

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A startup that connects people in need with dentists by reviewing their X-rays, helping them find the closest location and making sure they’re equipped with the right equipment.

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A patent-pending technology for making 3D-printed objects from photos.

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A startup that makes it easier for companies to hire doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals by making it clear what they’re worth and how they can become a part of the company.

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A company that builds apps for handling logistics, including managing inventory, scheduling activities, and making payments.

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A platform that connects content creators to publishers, making it easier to find and sell content.

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Mentioned on Forbes as an example of “a group of entrepreneurs who are making some smart decisions for the future of transportation.” They’re making an electric scooter that’s more than just a toy and aims to build a fleet of them for riders in places where people deal with traffic and don’t have a car — and to not just be a toy for rich people.

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A company that is making a platform that helps other companies by letting them power their own call centers through AI.

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A platform for the market for organic and non-GMO foods. The startup is focused on making it easier for consumers to buy and sell locally-grown and organic foods.

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"A new platform for making your company's software more accessible to the world. Your software's code will be available for anyone to see, download, copy, and run without the need to sign up for anything."

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 The startup aims to disrupt the Ubers and Lyfts of the world by creating an app that allows rideshare drivers to make money by making their own deliveries.

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A matchmaking website that matches people up based on their shared interest in the same topics

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A messaging platform to facilitate in-person meetings between people who never actually met before. It’s designed to streamline the matchmaking process by connecting people with similar interests, and to make it more efficient for those who like meeting in-person.

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A software platform for managing, tracking and reporting on a project’s finances. The startup aims to help companies simplify their finance, streamline decision-making, and get all the data they need on a project, in real-time.

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A tool for making, sharing, and selling 3D models that you can use to create physical objects. The company has over 100,000 models that users can buy or download.

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A startup making a visual, easy to use platform for curating and sharing podcasts.

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This company is building a tool to navigate the growing field of insurance compliance, making compliance easier for insurance agents and their clients.

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Platform for sending and receiving invoices, payments and bills, making sure you never miss a payment or payment deadline again.

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A tool that helps employers who handle a lot of travel spend less time on their plane seats and more on making their travelers happy. It offers tools like a daily email that you can get in the seat next to you, and a 3-D interface showing you where you’ll be going.

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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 company that helps retail businesses get the most out of their point of sale systems, with a library of free apps, including one for tracking customer giveaways, making grocery lists and more.

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A platform for making and selling jewelry and creative crafts

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Idea: A startup that lets you gift someone the ability to see the world, rather than a specific destination. The startup has 2 mentors and 7 founders, all of whom have traveled the world and are building an online community of people who are making the world a better place.

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A startup that takes crowdfunding to the next level, by making a crowdfunding platform for charities

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Filmmakers want to keep track of their own costs while they’re making a movie. They wanted a way to track what they’re spending on equipment and how long things take. They also wanted to be able to follow their work in real time. They’re both very common problems, and the startup helps solve them.

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Idea: A B2B startup making a new kind of AI for managing oil wells. They say their AI’s can help reduce costs, make oil wells more efficient, and reduce environmental impact.

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A mobile app for making and sharing recipes for food, featuring over 30,000 recipes

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A startup that is a matchmaking service for people re-entering the job market after being unemployed for a long time

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A startup that sells a tool that helps people with the physical side of making a change in their life

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A startup that provides a directory of professionals who can provide hard-to-find services like making a denture

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Idea: Software that helps digital agencies manage the billing process, making sure every team member gets paid on time and bills are clear

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Idea: This startup is making a wearable device to help train new drivers The device plugs into a car’s OBD-II port and tracks various metrics like steering speed and braking force

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Idea: A platform that makes it easy to rent out office spaces around the world The founders say they’re already making a profit

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Idea: A job search app for college students and recent grads in the US It takes a gamified approach, with a focus on making the process of finding a job more fun

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Idea: A startup that makes it easy and cheap to make custom shirts for businesses, with the goal of making custom garments more accessible to small businesses

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Idea: A business that provides an experience platform for making and organizing all kinds of lifestyle plans Co-founder Dan is the former head of product at Maker’s Market, the private label division at Walmart

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Idea: A software platform for making app development and testing easier and faster

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Idea: A startup that is making a new type of surface that feels a bit like paper but is actually a plastic material This material can then be molded to make all types of different things, like a fridge that can be rolled up The surface is also programmable, so it can be made to change color or texture when a button is pressed

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Idea: With over a billion people in China, the potential for a successful B2C company is there, but most of them are making money on the internet and not offline.

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Idea: A startup that automates the process of making a 3D scan of a person using just a smartphone and a standard webcam.

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Idea: A startup that wants to build the next generation of video calling services, tackling the problem of making video calls pleasant and frictionless.

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Idea: A startup that builds a platform for “constituents” to get in touch with their elected representatives, with the goal of making it easier for people to get their voices heard in cities and states across the US.

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SaaS business that helps you schedule appointments via SMS. The startup charges $1 per appointment and says it has 3 active customers making an average of $50 per month.

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Idea: A company that’s building a suite of products around an app that takes and edits photos of sales receipts, making it easy for companies to collect and incorporate visual data into business intelligence.

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This is a platform for managing and deploying code, with a focus on making it easy for developers to share their

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Idea: A platform for real-time chat software for businesses, with a focus on making it easy to build bots and integrate with other tools (like Google Calendar, Salesforce, and HubSpot)

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