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A chatbot that takes a text message and pulls up the relevant information
This startup is building an API that connects users to doctors via text messages and video calls.
A platform that allows users to create digital, social, and physical products by sending messages to a group of people in a bid to crowdsource their ideas or get feedback.
A platform for employers to track employee schedules and timesheets, and pay employees on time and as agreed. It’s currently a text-message-based scheduling system.
A "text-based social network" where people can chat with each other, send text messages, and send emoticons and stickers.
This startup aims to make communication between teams more efficient and fluid by allowing them to send messages, files, and other content between each other, instantly.
A startup that sells a $100 smart plug that does everything from controlling the lights in your home to allowing the owner to read text messages on their smartphone from anywhere.
A startup that helps you pay your bills online and via text message.
A text message-based calendar that lets you schedule events and reminders, with a calendar interface. The app is available for iOS and Android
Using AI to help brands reach their customers with the most relevant ad campaigns. The startup offers a “personalized” message algorithm that’s meant to deliver ads that are more likely to be clicked.
"We're a team of entrepreneurs who formed to create a company that helps the world's most powerful brands get more relevant and influential messages sent their way."
A text-message based appointment scheduling service for health and wellness companies.
A company that creates AI-driven widgets for SMS. The startup’s CTO called out the company’s AI as a “turnkey solution” for businesses to send messages from a single point.
The app uses algorithms to predict the likelihood that a person will commit suicide. It then sends the person a message to remind them to seek help.
A company that provides a platform for users to order food via text message, with a delivery fee attached.
This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.
A platform that provides the ability to create a macro in a user’s email, so you can create a series of emails with the same message but tailored to different recipients.
A text-messaging app that allows people to pay businesses via text message. The startup wants to replace the cashier at your local store.
A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”
A startup that helps people communicate with each other on the internet by allowing them to create and share photos, videos, and text messages.
A “dynamic pricing platform” for calls and text messages.
A mobile platform that connects customers with local businesses via SMS, via text message. The texting platform is free for customers, and businesses pay a monthly fee ($6.95/month) to use the service.
A startup that helps people create and share stories in a way that’s similar to a message board, but not as time-consuming.
A way to quickly create and administer private group chat messages for teams.
We want to let people organize their photos and videos as easily as they organize their text messages. We’re building a photo management app that’s simple and easy to use, and we’ll be selling our own photo storage product through the app.
A startup that sells a service where they send you a text message every day with a new quote or thought to get you thinking
The idea is to give companies a better way to communicate and collaborate with customers. The app is designed to make it easy for businesses to send sales-related messages to their entire customer base, employees, and partners.
A startup that wants to use artificial intelligence to help improve the lives of aging parents. The company's first product is a watch that listens to the wearer's heartbeat and detects a change in heart rate caused by a number of possible issues. It then sends help via text message.
A software company that is building a technology platform that helps e-commerce retailers and merchants deliver tailored messages to consumers based on their gender and demographic information.
A messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using GIFs and stickers. Like Kik, the app uses a chatbot to accept your messages and then creates your messages out of existing ones in your phone.
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.
A company that helps advertisers to maximize the reach of their marketing messages. The startup says it has helped some Fortune 100 companies increase their ad spend by 80%.
A startup that allows companies to send a message to their employees and ask them to submit a fake review to help their company look more like a “top-rated” company.
A startup that helps people optimize their email lists with personalized emails and messages
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.
A company building a way for people to “rent” their phone data for a monthly fee, with text messages included.
A startup that helps you to create a database of all your friends on WhatsApp so you can instantly message without them having to add you.
A startup that helps you to connect with friends and family by sharing messages, photos, locations, and locations.
A real estate startup that’s building software and hardware to provide renters with a customized lease agreement that’s “as easy as sending a text message”. The startup is building a suite of software to provide leases and automated service agreements.
A platform that allows users to message and schedule appointments with their favorite doctors online.
App startup that plans to use a bot to send messages to people through their Facebook account.
A messaging service for companies to send and receive messages without requiring employees to have smartphones. The company is working on a product that will work with existing hardware, like a tablet.
A startup that lets companies send out personalized deals to customers via text message
This business helps manage employee schedules, and allows companies to communicate with employees by voice or text message.
A startup for sending and receiving bulk SMS messages to groups of people.
A free app that lets users create “Mystery Boxes” for their friends. The app helps you send your friends a message that includes a link to a product or experience you’ve never tried before. The recipient then has the option to try it out for free without having to buy it.
A secure messaging app that lets individuals and businesses send secure one-time messages
A company that promises to make travel booking and finding flights as easy as posting a free, ad-supported message on Facebook. The startup has raised $40 million in funding.
The startup uses a type of block cipher to encrypt messages for companies.
This real estate startup helps buyers and Sellers negotiate properties with a series of automated videos and text messages. It also takes a commission for each sale.
Startup that allows users to send secure messages from the popular messaging app WeChat to their friends, family, co-workers and other contacts.
A startup that helps employees stay protected with a phone app that sends alerts to their phone whenever there’s an important message from their employer.
A tool that enables you to create custom groups of contacts on your smartphone and send targeted messages to them.
This startup is building a system that would allow customers to send a text message to multiple retailers and have the purchase executed seamlessly.
A phone app for sending automated text messages to people who are at an event. Great when a speaker gives an update to a crowd and they are lost for a moment, and also great for sending reminders about things like a doctor’s appointment.
A startup that helps fundraising professionals send real-time messages to donors using Facebook Messenger.
A startup that is building an AI platform for making sure the right messages get to the right people at the right time.
A messaging platform for retailers that allows them to advertise deals or specials to customers with a text message.
This startup helps agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement track people in their databases by sending them a text message.
A company that is creating “smart doorbells” that can help you know when people are around your house and send them text messages.
An “open source command-line tool for processing Kafka messages”.
A tool that lets teams and companies develop and manage a smarter mobile app. The app can pick up on text messages that contain keywords related to the app’s sales and communicate with customers to upsell them and offer promotions.
This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.
A customer service app that lets users send messages from their phones to the company and vice versa.
A messaging app that eliminates the need for SMS text messages to communicate with a business in China. The startup wants to make calls and texts cheaper and faster, with a focus on reducing spam.
A way to track every action you take on your phone — from every app, to every game, to every message you send — and turn it into a data-driven game engine that lets you play games without the need for a giant library of content.
A platform for curating and distributing mobile games. The startup is focused on games that are designed for touchscreens, though they reference other platforms, such as Facebook’s Messenger and Apple’s iMessage.
A startup that sends a text message to your wife, letting you know when you’re out of the house.
Remind is building a service that sends SMS reminders to users’ phone, like a phone call or text message, which they can set on a schedule.
A platform that lets users receive a weekly email (or text message) that shows them how to use their phone.
The company with the combined vision of Google, Facebook, and Uber: A new kind of messaging platform that allows you to send and receive a message with a set of actions. An example: You can send a message to a friend and then order them a pizza, with the message automatically being routed through the app and then to the pizza chain.
A startup that’s building a tool that will allow people to send personalized messages to their bosses.
A full-stack SMS API for India. The startup says it can process 10 million messages per hour.
A chatbot that allows companies to respond to service requests with text messages.
A startup that lets you easily communicate with other people. It allows users to easily share their location or message other people on the same journey, and lets them easily save that data for future use.
This is a company that makes a screen printed t-shirt with a unique, personal message on it.
This startup is building an app that sends a smart message to your employer when you leave your desk. It’s designed to remind companies of their hiring rules, but it could also be useful for workers to avoid calling out sick.
A platform for working with email marketing services to send out marketing messages to the right people.
[email protected] is an email marketing tool that allows businesses to send personalized anonymous email messages to customers at scale.
An on-demand pest control service for homeowners that finds pests, estimates how much it will cost to remove them, and then, in a few days, sends the homeowner a text message to let them know a technician is on its way. It’s a $500 million industry in the US.
FinTech startup that allows people to send payments via text message.
A toolkit that lets you embed a “conversation” into a website, like a chat in a forum or a message board.
A startup that allows you to type out a tweet, then share it with the world, letting it be picked up by any message platform, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.
A combination of a private messaging app and a dating app, allowing users to send and receive text messages from both their phones and an app.
A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.
The startup is developing a mobile app that allows employers to post jobs, receive applications, and send messages to candidates.
The company wants to make it easier for consumers to pay bills. The startup, which launched in June, has partnered with about 200 companies, including ADT, Best Buy, and Etsy, to offer bill payments via text message.
A startup that helps you create an online community for your business by letting you manage groups of people, send and receive messages, and set up polls, surveys, and other interactive content.
A startup that allows users to pay bills and data plans by sending SMS messages. The founder used to work at Groupon and is raising $1.4 million in seed funding.
A suite of AI tools for retail, based on machine learning and natural language processing. The startup has built a platform to help brands manage messages and marketing automation for their marketing channels.
A plugin for Slack that lets users share files as text messages.
A mobile app for real estate agents to help them give listings to homes quickly and easily. It employs an algorithm to understand the data the agent has on the listing and create the exact right message to sell to the agent’s client.
An alternative to the more popular sharing apps like Snapchat, where people can share videos with friends, but also keep their messages private.
A chatbot platform that helps restaurants manage the back of their house. It’s built on top of the same language processing technology that Facebook uses to turn user chat messages into ads.
A startup that wants to give people a way to share photos and videos via text message, and earn cash for it. It has a mobile app and a web-app.
A platform for sending text messages to employees from their smartphones, without the need to call. The app lets businesses communicate with their employees and strictly enforce company rules.
A messaging app for medical professionals, allowing them to share messages with patients when they are away from their medical offices.
This company is building an AI bot for executives to give daily guidance to employees via anonymous text messages.
This startup is building an AI-powered service that allows brands to send messages to their customers through their social media feeds.
A messaging app that aggregates all your texts, calls and social media interactions into one place, combining the messages into a single stream for you to keep track of.
A company that has built a platform that allows users to send and receive messages in real time, and is working with the likes of Taco Bell and Starbucks.
This startup, which is still in stealth, is building a smart alarm that wakes you up with a reminder or message that you’ve chosen to receive.
A startup that tracks the value of your car, and sends you a text message anytime the value of your car has depreciated by a certain amount
A startup that provides an online chat system that is paired with a mobile app where people can message a doctor for a diagnosis
A startup where people can create a online profile, and other people can message them
Idea: A startup to send money like a text message
Idea: This startup is building an API for “on-demand” news writing Companies can pay to have their message delivered as a news story on sites like Business Insider, The Next Web, and CNBC
Idea: A startup that allows you to buy and sell the right to be interrupted by someone else’s marketing messages It’s a tool to help businesses manage their marketing spend and find a better ROI
Idea: A startup that lets users create, share, and track video messages with friends/family
Idea: A platform to send short audio clips with a text message The startup wants to make texting more like talking
Idea: A solution for sending out targeted marketing messages to specific segments of a customer list, or the entire list
Idea: A startup that’s building a way to send Slack messages to Google Home and the Amazon Echo The startup is working with companies to add these integrations to their workflows
Idea: A tool for financial advisors to help them build stronger relationships with clients. The startup helps advisors keep track of how they’re spending time with clients and helps with communication like text messages and phone calls.
Idea: A startup that allows you to send a text message to someone, and it’ll automatically be posted as a review to Google, Yelp, Facebook, and other places on the internet.
Idea: An email security service that lets you see all messages that have been “scanned” by email providers like Gmail. Currently in beta.
Idea: Fake doesn’t want to be your go-to messaging app. The app is meant to make it more difficult for people to read your messages and for companies to
A platform that allows restaurants to send out real-time texts, emails, and social media messages to their menu items.
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