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A startup that helps nonprofits build a social media strategy for their causes

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A startup that lets employers access their employees’ social media profiles to see what they’re doing at work.

351

An AI that can determine what a customer wants, based on their social media likes and shares.

343

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

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 A digital media production company that creates video for brands, agencies, and large video production companies.

246

 A tool for managing and scaling social media campaigns. The startup is based in the UK and has raised $4 million in funding.

110

A “social media productivity tool” that helps you get everything done by prioritizing tasks and scheduling them out.

103

A startup that acts as an intermediary to help people travel abroad to work with companies

100

A toolkit for marketers to create and manage social media campaigns.

99

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

99

A "social media for food" that brings restaurants and chefs together to create new menus and recipes.

98

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

96

A startup that provides a service for people to learn how to mediate in divorce cases

92

The company uses AI to detect and block spam images and comments. Its service is free for social media users.

92

A new company to help people make connections in a city, using a “social media platform for the community”

92

 A company that helps brands market to their customers using social media.

92

A startup that helps brands manage their social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

89

A SaaS platform for companies to manage their social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

89

A startup that provides a platform to help businesses manage their social media accounts

87

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

87

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

86

ShareWorks is a cloud-based tool for sharing media such as photos, music, and video. The startup also offers a paid-for mobile app as well as a desktop companion for editing and sharing.

86

A digital agency that helps companies manage their social media, PR, and digital marketing. The startup is aiming to tackle the gap between everyday businesses and the marketing departments that need to manage them.

86

A tool that lets people manage their social media accounts on one platform.

85

A startup that’s building a business platform for people who want to monetize their own social media content and make money instead of just getting paid to post it.

85

a tool to help people measure and reduce the impact of their social media use on their personal and professional lives. It’s been downloaded over 1 million times.

85

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

84

A startup that uses machine learning to help brands identify the best time to post to their social media channels.

83

A software product that helps publishers track social media traffic.

83

A tool for helping retail brands track their brand’s data, including how their products are selling on social media.

82

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.

81

A platform that helps brands track social media conversation and measure the effects of social media campaigns. The company is working with brands like Macy’s, Next, and Starbucks.

81

A startup that lets you do to your social media presence what you do to your personal email: use AI to curate your feed, and personalize it.

80

A social media platform that brings brand power to the local community. It works by giving brands a platform on which they can interact with consumers and promote their products.

79

 A company that integrates traditional and social media advertising, for smaller brands looking to do more with less.

79

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.

79

A startup that helps small businesses understand how to use social media to help them reach new customers

78

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.

78

A social media marketing tool that lets you create posts, and then suggests the best time to post them.

78

Philadelphia is home to many notable media companies, including:

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

77

The startup’s mobile app is meant to help photographers plan their shoots, then let them share photos directly to social media.

77

A social media community for artists and art lovers.

77

A startup that provides a way to identify fake news by tracking the amount of engagement it gets on social media.

77

A platform for social media content curation, with a focus on the financial sector. The company has been pitching the idea of creating “content factories” which can create content and deliver it in real-time to markets.

77

A company that makes it easier to share your daily life on social media.

76

A platform that provides news content on social media sites

76

A startup that helps people make social media accounts that do not violate Instagram’s policies with a tool to create a fake IG profile.

76

An “agentless” marketplace for professional services. Clients can use the service to connect directly with these providers without the need for a human intermediary.

76

A startup that provides a service where people can hire someone to help them with their social media presence (ie post on facebook, tweet, etc)

75

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

75

A content management system built on a social media platform, designed for agencies, PR professionals and creative entrepreneurs

75

A platform to help you track the media you consume by linking it to your social media accounts.

75

A tool that enables users to automatically draft and share social media posts

75

AsteriskIP, AsyncOS, Asterisk, Catapult, ChorusOS, Comedia, Comunicore, ComX

75

A VC firm that invests in early-stage podcasts and other media.

75

A marketing and PR automation platform that helps businesses streamline their media relations and social media efforts.

75

A company that makes it easy for brands to build and launch their own social media accounts, for free. They charge brands for the pages they create rather than charging a fixed subscription fee.

75

A social media platform that focuses on live video, rather than posting to a timeline after the fact. Users can watch and interact with other users live.

75

A marketing tool that lets you track your social media interactions, and see which customers are most engaged, most likely to buy, or engaged at all. The company has raised $2 million in funding.

75

Measuring the legal and ethical impact of social media.

74

A platform that connects brands with influencers for advertising, sponsored content, and social media campaigns.

74

A social media site for bloggers, with the goal of helping people find the most interesting content and share it with their friends.

74

A leaderboard that uses push notifications and social media to let consumers know when their favorite brands are engaging with them.

74

This search engine is trying to build the next generation of search results, with a focus on both social media and deep links.

73

A startup that is developing a platform that helps creative agencies, brands and agencies capture and broadcast videos with social media. The idea is to help brands showcase their work and have the material distributed through a variety of channels.

73

A startup that helps brands create their own social media. The company is building a tool for brands to create a social media presence on other social media networks and manage their presence on them.

72

Software for small businesses to set up social media marketing campaigns

72

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.

72

A platform that helps big agencies and brands to get the best media deals at scale. The company is now only looking to work with publishers, content creators and agencies. It would give publishers more visibility into advertising deals in order to improve their sales and marketing strategies.

72

Another company looking to build a social media platform for dating, focusing on the Latinx market in the US.

72

A tool for tracking and sharing the status of social media pages.

72

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.

72

Cone.io is a SaaS platform that allows companies to build their own social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

72

A platform that helps retailers figure out how to attract more customers through social media. It uses a combination of data and algorithms to predict who will sign up for their credit card, and who will visit their physical store.

72

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.

71

A set of tools for publishing and managing digital media like video and audio.

71

“A new type of data marketplace, we are creating a marketplace where you can buy and sell your data. Everything from your browsing history to your location data, and from your health data to your social media data. We are building a data marketplace that enables you to monetize your data.”

71

This startup wants to make it easy for small-business owners to sell their products and services through their social media channels.

71

A company that uses social media to measure sales. The company claims to be the first to use programmatic buying to measure sales.

71

A tool that helps deep dive into the conversations happening on social media. The startup helps companies to gain insight into their customer communication.

71

A digital marketing platform that lets companies target users based on their social media activity.

71

A solution for the unstable relationship between digital ad buying and the media buying process.

71

A platform for managing and tracking social media conversations. The company’s first product is a chatbot that lets people manage their social media conversations.

70

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

70

 A platform for people to create, manage, and sell their own media.

70

A “Social Commerce Platform” that allows brands to tie social media to their sales. The startup wants to help brands take advantage of social media to interact with their customers and drive sales. It’s working with a number of brands including Lululemon, Gatorade, and, most recently, Kia.

70

An online tool to create social media ad campaigns, giving clients a way to manage multiple accounts from one place.

70

A company building a social media service that brings the power of a highly engaged Facebook group to a brand’s Facebook page.

70

A startup that lets you create a site for a sports team in four minutes and then charges them a monthly fee based on their social media following

69

The company’s first product is a way to manage your social media posts across multiple platforms like Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn.

69

A new platform that creates targeted ads using the data from your social media. It’s not clear how exactly this would work, but the startup is hoping to “dramatically change the way brands target customers”.

69

A platform for people to connect on a more personal level than on social media. A more serious side hustle to try to make rent.

69

This company wants to make it easier to sell people's old cars for them. The startup uses a site to sync with a person's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and then finds their car on VIN-based sites like CarGurus and AutoTrader.com. Then, they'll take a significant cut of the sale price to buy back a car.

68

A web-based service that helps small businesses grow their sales by managing their social media, SEO, and marketing campaigns. The company currently has 1,000 clients and are now hiring in the Philadelphia area.

68

A startup that plans to provide a way for people to quickly see when new content has been added to a social media platform.

68

A venture-backed accelerator that prepares social-media influencers to launch their own online ventures, helping them manage their social-media buzz and their brand and how they interact with the public.

68

This startup is building software that allows you to make your own personalized and short videos for social media.

67

A software startup that wants to create a way to automatically package and publish videos on social media in a way that doesn’t require extensive video editing.

67

The startup is building a tool to help startups get more visibility into their customers. The startup wants to use data to build a “scalable dashboard” that allows small and medium sized businesses to see all their social media data in one place.

67

This startup’s “intelligent” bot helps branded social media users come up with content ideas. It then recommends a topic for followers to post on the social media platform.

66

Media startups are often built on the back of a single product, such as Skype or YouTube. The company’s founders say its technology can help companies figure out whether a new product is worth the investment.

66

A product that helps e-commerce companies send out quick press releases to media outlets.

66

This startup is building a platform for turning the data generated from social media posts into leads, and then pushing that data out to sales teams.

66

A SaaS service that helps businesses manage their social media accounts, and make money from them. The startup charges a fee for the service, but it’s unclear how much.

66

A San Francisco-based startup working to make it easier for people to share their photos, videos, and other media while on the go. The startup has an iOS app and plans to launch an Android app soon.

66

A company that will help people market their business on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

65

This startup uses data from social media, online reviews, and offline interactions to help B2B companies make better hiring decisions.

65

A new way to buy and sell media. The company wants to provide a new lens on marketing and advertising and help brands use data to reach consumers more effectively.

65

A way to track the progress of a storm through social media and other channels.

65

A digital platform for managing a team’s social media presence.

65

An API for the creation of short videos to be distributed across social media platforms.

65

A social media app for content creators.

65

A startup that makes social media accounts for businesses/brands and posts unique content

64

A social-media platform for contractors, designed for organizations with a small project or need.

64

A platform that helps people design and manage their own websites and apps, including social media apps, online stores, and email.

64

A system that helps people connect the dots between their physical and digital lives, that helps them understand the world around them. People can use the app to find out if someone has talked about them on social media, see if they’ve visited a particular location, and snap a photo of an item they want to buy and see if they can find it elsewhere.

64

WAM is building a mobile application that allows brands to better manage their social media accounts.

64

A subscription-based social media platform that integrates with Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to share posts and access content.

64

A startup that wants to help companies get a head start on building a social media presence before they launch.

64

A SaaS-based startup that helps retailers and brands connect with influencers and bloggers to create content that drives social media engagement and sales.

64

A tool to help event producers manage their social media posts, customer service, and other communications. It’s an ad-free, content-focused social media management tool with 15,000 paying customers.

63

This startup is building a tool that allows companies to build a shareable video about their business. Users can clip the video and share it on social media, and companies can see how many views it generates.

63

A startup that helps brands develop an online presence in the Indian market by connecting them with the right media partners to place ads, run sponsored posts, and more.

63

A startup that helps companies manage their “digital customer relationships”, including email and social media. It’s already live with companies like Nasty Gal.

62

A digital platform that allows users to build and share images and designs with other users. The company is working with a number of brands, including Walmart and Target, to boost their presence on social media.

62

A platform that allows groups to set up private social media accounts and run them as a group. The teams you’re a part of can choose their own rules and restrictions, so it’s a sort of Slack with a self-controlled community.

62

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

62

A platform that helps brands get social media engagement from their customers. The company is developing a micro-blogging platform for brands, with a focus on its “Brand Advocates”, who are Instagrammers who are paid to share and promote the brands with their followers. The company is nearing $2 million in funding after raising $800,000 in seed capital.

61

A web-based platform to make it easy for businesses to grow their social media presence, through tools like a social media management dashboard, a social media scheduling tool, and a social media optimization tool.

61

A company that helps you create real-time social media campaigns, with an app and an email builder.

61

A media company that provides videos for doctors on evidence-based medicine, and for patients on everything from how to take their diabetes medication to how to use a wheelchair.

61

They’re building a credit scoring platform that looks at your credit history, social media presence, and other things to predict your creditworthiness.

61

An SDK for automatically creating, updating, and publishing content to social media.

61

Sunlight is an app that allows media companies to schedule video to go out live on their website with a single click. Sunlight’s CEO says that the app has already helped his company grow by up to 30%.

60

A platform that aims to make managing your social media conversations more efficient.

60

Social media that caters to Indian users with an emphasis on comedians and other entertainers.

60

Collaborative legal system that connects lawyers and clients to serve as a mediation tool.

60

A tool for marketers to promote products on site and social media. The startup is based in Brazil.

60

A tool for creating quick and easy surveys on your phone. The startup is designed for survey creators, but anyone can use it. It offers a mobile-first platform that lets users create surveys and send them immediately to users, and then open the survey link in another app on their phone.

59

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

58

A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have someone manage their social media accounts

57

A software company built to help streamline the process of creating marketing messages and tracking the results. Its software can make it easier for companies to share their messages on social media, help them track how effective their marketing messages are and allow them to better understand what customers are saying about them.

57

A platform for tracking which email and social media inboxes people check, and which ones they just don’t. Their Co-founder says they’re already working with more than 1,000 customers, and their first product in the works is a “personas” platform for businesses, which helps brands better understand who their customers are.

56

A startup that’s building a system that lets users find out more about the background of the influencers they follow on social media.

56

A tool for artists to build custom videos for their social media profiles.

55

In the US, 90% of people’s social media profiles use photos, but only 50% of those photos are actually being used for social purposes. A company that wants to solve the problem, BuildFace is a tool that uses facial recognition to curate a digital photo-portfolio, using contextual photos to augment a person’s personal brand.

55

A simple blogging platform for creating media in the style of Tumblr or WordPress.

55

A startup that wants to help organizations build better customer service experiences. The startup builds artificial intelligence to help organizations capture customer insights with its software. It claims to be able to predict customer service issues by scanning a customer’s social media activity.

54

This company is building a chat-based social network for enthusiasts that aims to allow users to share their experiences and advice with each other, like Reddit or Quora. It’s a spin on the social media platform idea: instead of frequent posts from celebrities, the goal is to get your friends to post about their experiences and thoughts.

54

A company that makes credit scores that are based on a person’s social media activity, rather than their credit history.

54

 A SaaS platform that aims to provide real-time updates for companies on their brand's social media activity.

53

A karaoke app, with the company pitching a feature that lets users record a video of their karaoke performance and share it on social media.

53

A digital media studio that helps brands create top-quality videos by combining story-telling and media technology. The startup is looking to create a platform that is easy for people to use, allowing for professional-level video production at a minimal cost.

53

A platform that helps businesses manage their social media accounts. The company sells social media management for businesses at $10 a month, and has plans to launch a consumer version.

52

A platform for the entertainment industry to showcase talent, with a focus on both live events and social media stars. The company is looking to build out a 20,000-person network for talent.

52

This startup is building a toolkit that allows users to take screenshots of videos and images and then add annotations to them, allowing the annotated media to drive sales.

51

A tool that helps you schedule and manage your social media presence.

51

A startup that helps with digital media planning.

51

This startup helps small businesses build websites from scratch using HTML5, CSS, and Google Fonts. The startup takes care of things like a logo, social media, fancy blog posts, and of course, the website itself. The startup is based in New York.

50

VaynerMedia is an advertising agency that has pivoted its business into a platform for influencer marketing, with the goal of creating “a financial engine” for influencers, allowing them to monetize their content.

49

Transact is a platform that connects brands with fans via social media, allowing brands to target fans and offer rewards.

49

A startup that wants to help companies automate their marketing campaigns across social media.

49

A social media app that claims to help people “organically grow their social networks”.

48

This startup is building a three-dimensional, animated animation tool for clients in media and entertainment.

48

A digital-only media company that publishes content and films for the YouTube generation. The company says its mission is to “empower creators” and “make life better for the next generation of influencers”.

48

A startup that “provides an AI-powered, ad-free content-based search experience for social media that allows users to see engagement, content, and activity across multiple social media channels and news outlets.”

48

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.

48

A tool to help create, share, and sync media with friends.

47

A company that wants to create a GIF-like function for GIFs. The app allows people to make their own GIFs, and then share them through social media or email.

47

A digital media distribution platform for emerging musicians

47

SolveMedia works with brands on digital advertising, and also helps them build out their own digital marketing systems.

46

This startup is building a tool that can help you create a parkour map using a smartphone’s camera, then share that map on social media.

46

A digital marketing platform for companies that want to track their keywords, social media accounts, and email marketing campaigns.

46

SMI (Social Media Intelligence) is a startup at the intersection of social media and data, which helps businesses get insights from social media. It’s helped “more than 15,000 customers” including GE, Ford, and the U.S. Bank.

46

A web app that brings a person’s social media accounts together into a single interface, for use with Slack or email.

46

A startup that helps small businesses create a social media presence, with a focus on Facebook and Twitter

46

A startup that helps small businesses with tasks like marketing, accounting, and social media.

46

An “open-source ‘on-demand’ service for the generation, distribution, and consumption of media”.

45

A “social discovery and recommendation” app that enables people to discover new products and services from their other social media accounts, without them having to leave a platform.

45

A company that helps create a single app for managing all of your social media accounts.

45

An AI-powered marketing platform for marketers working on social media.

45

A startup that helps people create more effective ways to market themselves on social media.

44

A platform that allows users to post content, sell products, and manage their social media directly from their website.

44

The startup wants to work with small businesses to help them market themselves on social media.

44

A startup that helps marketers create social media content on a micro-benchmark basis

44

A program that helps businesses and nonprofits engage their volunteers through social media, newsletters, and email.

44

A mobile app that helps people manage their social media profiles. The startup is currently focused on identifying influencers and helping brands manage their social media presence.

43

A library of video games and other media that you can stream online

43

A product that helps small businesses create newsletters and marketing campaigns on their own and then find customers and investors. The company wants to allow businesses to reach customers and investors with email marketing, social media, and other digital media without having to hire a consultant or send out a large budget.

43

The founders of this startup are former execs from major media companies including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. They’ve built a tool to help brands and agencies keep up with the news, and have launched in over 2,000 companies.

43

 A tool to help people organize and manage their media and the digital products they produce, with a focus on helping filmmakers produce and sell their work.

42

A new way to store and manage your digital media. The team at Briefly is building a platform that enables users to “train” their computer to automatically organize and discover their files, and then creates a “smart folder” that’s a digital representation of the physical one.

42

A startup that wants to make social media more fun, enabling people to share their stories in a more immersive way.

42

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

41

A video platform that works across social media and mobile devices

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A startup that provides a way to connect donors with nonprofits through the power of social media.

40

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.

40

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

40

A platform that converts digital media into physical objects, like posters or t-shirts, to increase sales.

40

A social media platform for artists, who can use it to share their work and connect with other artists.

39

Jumbler is a mobile-first media company that helps brands share content in rapid-fire video format, like Vine.

39

A customer support platform for small business, allowing them to connect with customers via chat, email, social media, and phone calls.

38

A startup that tells you how good a product is based on Alexa ratings, reviews, and social media activity.

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A platform for managing and selling social media accounts. The company plans to make a browser extension that will place your social media feed in a dashboard for you to see, and then allow you to manage all of your social media accounts from one place. It’s expected to raise $20 million in a Series A.

38

A social media tool that allows users to upload selfies and then tag them with certain details. The startup wants to make it easier for people to tag a photo with information, whether it be the date or a description.

38

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

38

Activell is a browser-based service that helps companies track and report their social media efforts. The startup says it can manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram campaigns across the globe.

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A way for companies to manage their brand’s social media accounts. The company wants to partner with big brands and tell them how to use the platform, then get a cut when they do so.

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A company that says it’s “the Uber of community management” for social media teams.

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A solution for businesses to track all their employees with a single dashboard, including social media data like likes and comments that can be filtered to show only in-house activity. The startup is aiming to make it easier to manage social media in-house.

37

A tool meant to help companies automate the onboarding process for new employees by using machine learning to read and evaluate new workers’ social media bios.

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A tool to help people manage their social media presence, through reporting, curating, and scheduling.

37

A tool that helps businesses identify the best-performing social media posts and shares across various media platforms.

37

A platform that allows users to share photos, videos, and other multimedia in a single place, and search for content by topic.

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 A startup that collects data from social media networks and aggregates them into daily reports that can be used to measure the human conversation that happens on the internet.

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A company that helps companies create content marketing campaigns across all of their marketing channels — from email marketing to social media marketing to paid media.

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A social media platform that aims to be a a more transparent version of Instagram. It’s a service that allows users to tag each other in posts, and then share posts that they’ve tagged.

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A startup that helps brands track influencers’ social media activity and potentially tweak marketing campaigns.

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A startup that’s building a tool to help companies manage their social media presence from a single dashboard. It currently has $12,000 in monthly recurring revenue, and charges a flat $5 monthly fee.

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A tool for creating and sharing custom image files for social media. The startup is looking to make it easier than ever for brands to create and share the right promotional images.

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A team of digital marketing and design professionals to help companies create video content for social media, website, email, and any other product-related content.

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This startup provides a platform for people to to create a ‘personal AI’ to help them track and manage their personal data. They use data from your emails, social media, and web browsing to help you monitor your data, and create a personalized AI to help you manage your personal data, with the data you give them being anonymized.

32

This is a tool for managing your social media presence. It’s a bit like social media management firm Social.com, but for social media.

32

A startup that helps grow Instagram influencers by giving them access to a community of other social media influencers and brands.

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A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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This company is building a social system for social media influencers to pitch products to their followers.

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A Swiss startup that wants to help people find the best doctors online by rating them on social media and text messaging.

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A tool that helps businesses track their social media posts to see how they’re doing.

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A startup that aims to help brands create a "more human" social media presence.

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A platform that brings the power of social media to event promotion. The startup helps event organizers manage their social accounts, invite people to the event, and encourage them to talk about their experience on social platforms.

30

A platform for users to search, share, and rate content made by media companies (think Youtube, Vimeo, etc.).

29

A tool that helps university students use social media to share and learn.

29

A startup seeking to raise $150,000 to begin developing a platform that tracks how a business uses their social media and how it affects sales.

29

A health app that tracks patients’ movements and health levels, using the app’s own sensor suite, and sends alerts when a patient’s condition requires immediate attention.

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A SaaS company that helps companies sell more easily online. The company’s main product, Bizboss, helps companies build marketing campaigns across social media, email, search, and direct mail.

27

An online campaign management platform that helps companies monitor and steer the conversation around their products, products that might otherwise get drowned out in the noise of social media.

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A US-based startup that wants to help businesses and nonprofits track and report on their social media activity.

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A platform for small businesses to create campaigns and get free marketing from influencers and media companies

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A platform that helps you track down the best C-suite candidates among your employees. It’s a recruiting platform that uses a combination of algorithms and social media for finding top candidates for specific roles. It’s currently being used by YC and other startups including FundingPost and Foodspotting.

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A startup in MIT's Media Lab is building a system that can help detect and put a price on the different types of waste materials in a community.

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A software company that makes it easier for you to spend your money. The startup helps you find the best product for your needs, combining data from social media, news, and reviews to understand what you like and dislike.

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A social media calendar app, aimed at people who want to take control of their social media schedule.

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A tool for turning large images into small GIFs that can be shared on social media.

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A tool to track and visualize a person’s social media activity. It’s a hit with marketers who want to see the impact of their social media campaigns.

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A SaaS platform for social commerce that helps e-commerce companies set up and manage social media pages.

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

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A startup that is building a service that highlights the best of the media industry, rather than the best of YouTube.

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A startup that wants to make a way for brands to quickly and cheaply build an Instagram-like social media account directly on Facebook. Great for influencers who don’t want to deal with complicated Instagram accounts.

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A platform to create and share custom images for social media

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

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A software-as-a-service platform that helps B2B companies build mobile apps, customizing the experience for different market segments. It offers a variety of features from telemetry to payment processing to social media support.

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This is an online video platform for people who want to produce content without needing to learn how to edit video. The app helps users create video with professional-level effects and edits, and allows users to share their videos on social media.

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A company that helps brands communicate with their customers in a more personal way. The startup wants to make a “human social media network” that works in a more organic way, where you can reach people with specific interests without the need for any kind of targeting.

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A platform that allows users to host their own events online, using a mix of location-based technology to lure attendees and social media to attract attendees.

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This startup is building a bot for managing your restaurant’s social media accounts.

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A company that helps people learn different languages by tracking their daily interactions with social media.

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A startup that helps businesses find tactics to help them engage with their customers through social media. The company has built a database of over 200,000 customers that it uses to get a sense of emerging trends and social media strategy.

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A new way to hire talent in the media industry that connects companies with freelancers and connects companies with talent agencies.

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A digital platform for companies to develop and manage their social media accounts. The company has more than 1,000 clients, earning a revenue of $1 million in the first year of launch.

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A startup that ranks articles written by users based on what they read, how they write, and what they post on social media.

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A startup that helps businesses monitor and manage their social media profiles, which they say is a $2B market today.

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A company that helps people create high-quality videos for their websites and social media channels.

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 A social media platform focused on art. The startup wants to create a community around artistic endeavors and sales. The company’s current campaign has a goal of $100,000, but is still running with a month left.

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A "social media platform for people who already have social media accounts", with the goal of helping people create better profiles on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. In 2015, the startup raised a seed round from YC.

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A company that is working with local governments to help them use the power of social media to bring transparency to city hall.

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A startup that lets users pay for their own ads on websites and social media. The startup is also announcing its first acquisition, a company called ad optimization engine Storefront that has developed a technology to show ads to people based on their demographic profile.

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This startup makes it easy for people to organize their data. They’re hiring a COO immediately.

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A startup that uses AI to promote its customers on social media. The startup is also working on a social media marketing platform that allows companies to attract more customers and grow their social media following.

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A platform that allows companies to connect with customers through their social media networks and websites. The startup is working with over 1000 companies.

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A startup that makes it easy to visualize and track what’s happening with social media engagement, as well as what’s happening within the organization.

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A startup that makes it easy to publish content and photos and other media to a variety of social networks.

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 A company that’s building a new type of social media experience. People can send videos to their friends and have friends vote on which ones they like or dislike, for AI to curate more interesting content.

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Idea: Tastemade is building a platform for brands and media to upload, organize, and distribute videos The startup has two offices right now — one in New York and one in LA, with a few employees in each

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Idea: A platform to help recruiters engage with potential candidates on social media The startup wants to give recruiters more time to spend on candidates that matter most

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Idea: A social media tool for small businesses

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Idea: Pixel-level security for media sharing

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Idea: A startup that curates your social media feeds and offers them up as daily briefings

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Idea: This is a social media app that helps users monetize their personal stories and connect with brands interested in learning more about their experiences

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Idea: A program that allows users to build a digital profile based on their social media posts, with the goal of helping them build a portfolio to get a job.

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Idea: A company that helps brands manage their “influencers”, a new media channel that has emerged alongside more traditional ones like print, TV, and radio. There aren’t many tools for brands to use to manage this new channel, and the team wants to solve that problem.

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Idea: A company that provides tools that are meant to help brands build their social media presence. One of their products is a social media aggregator.

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Idea: A platform for social media managers to collect data on the best performing content for their social media accounts. They have 3 paying social media managers and 20 open beta users.

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Idea: A B2B company that helps lawyers, financial advisors, and other financial service professionals market themselves via their social media pages.

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Idea: A startup that helps businesses easily connect to and onboard employees from social media profiles (like Facebook and LinkedIn)

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A tool for measuring and tracking performance on social media. The startup wants to help social media managers measure the impact of their efforts, and get a better sense of which tweets are performing well.

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Idea: A startup that wants to make shopping more convenient for consumers by personally taking pictures and videos of items on a store’s shelves, and allowing shoppers to buy the items immediately.

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Idea: A social media app that uses a multi-level, multi-person game mechanic to help people try to figure out who in their friend group are the most popular.

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Idea: A social network for people who, as they put it, don’t do social media. This startup is trying to build a product that’s fun and distraction-free so that people can connect more meaningfully.

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A startup that provides targeted advertising opportunities for businesses through a large database of local businesses and customers’ social media profiles. The startup aims to reduce advertising costs and increase ROI for businesses.

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A company that is building a tool for businesses to help them manage all their digital properties, from websites to social media accounts.

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A startup that provides a platform for creating custom photo edits for your social media posts. A nice alternative to Canva and other tools for creating social media images.

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A company that’s building a new type of social media experience

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Employers can access a single dashboard to track their employee’s performance. Performance is measured across different channels, including time spent at work, friend requests, and the effectiveness of their social media presence.

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A startup for monitoring social media for brand

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