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

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A network of tutors across the world that get paid per student, with students able to take lessons from anyone.

446

A social network for LGBTQ+ millennials. The company wants to help LGBTQ+ people find and connect with others who are like them.

187

A startup that’s building a social network that connects strippers with clients

169

A startup that helps brands find and connect with influencers on YouTube, Instagram, and other social networks

138

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

131

A social network for people who want to broker deals online, offering a place to advertise, find buyers, and find sellers on the platform.

129

A food delivery service that uses a network of personal chefs to create a personalized meal based on the order. The startup has also launched a restaurant-delivery service that provides delivery 24/7.

125

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

119

A free-to-play multiplayer game that takes the concept of the game of chess, and applies it to social networking.

119

A social network that lets users find homes for pets

118

A social network that helps you find like-minded people and discover things to do.

117

A “social network for nurses”, where nurses can connect with each other and patients. The company is currently focused on the US healthcare system.

106

A startup that connects small business owners with a network of cleaning professionals

100

A network verification tool to help businesses identify fake users on their site.

99

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

97

A social network for home improvement contractors to compare and rate each other’s work.

95

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

94

A women’s networking app that connects women interested in entrepreneurship and investing to other like-minded women.

93

A visual way to understand what your network of friends and contacts are doing, which the startup says will eventually include things like board games, sports, and other group activities.

92

A platform for brands and retailers to sell products from other stores in their network.

90

A startup for people who are trying to get out of their current jobs. It’s a platform for employees to apply for jobs in the company’s network, and even offer their own services to employers who hire them.

90

A platform that makes it easier to build and deploy decentralized applications on the Ethereum network. The startup aims to make Ethereum as easy to use as a web app, with an initial focus on dapps for financial services.

89

A "text-based social network" where people can chat with each other, send text messages, and send emoticons and stickers.

89

A platform for linking and managing your personal and professional social networks.

89

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

88

A social network for the deaf, modeled after its popular iPhone app. The company has expanded its offerings to include audio versions of the app for the deaf and hard of hearing.

87

This company is building an alternative to the social networks that people use to connect with others. Rather than posting updates about yourself, you can post updates about other people.

87

A “family-friendly” social network for college students.

87

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

87

A startup that helps you better manage your relationships on social networks.

86

This startup helps employees gain access to their employer’s network and resources without logging in. It’s an employee portal that connects to the company’s own servers to provide a unified sign-on.

86

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

85

A student health-care startup that offers a free student health-insurance plan to individual students, that covers co-pays and deductibles but doesn’t cover in-network hospital visits.

85

A company building a social network for influencers.

84

A “social network for entrepreneurs”, not unlike Instagram, but built for professional networking.

84

A social network for women who are searching for a job, created by the company that created the job board Ziprecruiter.

83

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

83

A social network that incentivizes users to share posts by offering points and prizes to creators.

83

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

83

A $12-per-month service that brings an emergency food box to your doorstep. The startup has already helped more than 300 people, and partners with a network of food pantries.

83

A platform that lets people sell their WiFi network for a monthly fee.

82

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

82

A “network of people and resources to help you build a great website”.

82

A social network built for black professionals. It’s a version of Facebook for black professionals that’s designed for different demographics, with features like a photo gallery and a newsfeed that’s tuned for black users.

82

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

81

A team health and fitness app with a day-by-day view of your schedule, tracking your reps, sets, rest and rest-pause sessions. The app also creates a social network around your workouts, creating a community around shared fitness goals.

81

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

81

A new form of social networking where users input specific preferences about the people they want to meet, rather than using the usual “like” or “dislike” functions.

80

A social network for in-person events.

80

A social network for people who want to gain the attention of “strong women who have a life beyond their job”.

80

A social network for engineers, designed to compete with Stack Exchange and Quora.

80

A software company that creates an API for a network of processors and license holders to manage payments in real-time. The startup was founded by two former executives of Adyen, a global payment processing company.

80

A crowdsourced platform for companies and individuals to network and find leads.

79

A text-based platform for sharing your photos, videos, and location over the Internet. The company is building a social network for photography that they say will be able to support 3 billion photos by 2028.

79

A social network for hiring and managing outside contractors in the US.

79

A company that builds a network of local SMEs to share pricing information for their services.

79

A startup that wants to provide a platform to help social networks like Instagram and Twitter track their users’ whereabouts. It has a list of “verified” users to help set it apart.

79

The company wants to build a tool to quickly and easily streamline and automate ad campaigns across social networks.

78

A social network for women that encourages them to share and connect.

78

A platform that links global banks, payment networks and businesses.

78

 A company that helps companies hire and train in-person apprentices. The company works with a network of companies to match up novices and experienced businesses, creating a system of apprenticeships that lets companies save money and still have their hands on the newest tech.

78

P2P platform that enables car owners to rent out their vehicles to others. The startup is looking to build a network of users that would rent out their cars when they are not using them.

77

A company that’s building a social network for the $1.4 trillion dry cleaning industry

77

A tool that helps brands looking to engage with influencers. The company claims to be able to find influencers in any niche, bringing them into a social network.

77

A SaaS platform that connects customers with a vetted network of dog sitters.

77

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

77

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

77

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

76

The concept of the accelerator is a young one, with the first accelerator programs emerging in the late 1990s in Silicon Valley and New York. In general, accelerators help startups get off the ground, providing capital, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

76

A network of community-based care providers that helps seniors stay in their homes. The startup has raised $24 million to date.

76

Create a social network where people promote content and earn from the ads they share.

76

An employee social network for companies with more than 100 employees. The app is meant to help companies manage their team members, and even help with connections between employees.

76

A networking tool for engineers that streamlines the process of deploying and managing distributed systems.

76

A company that helps companies find and hire top tech talent. It has a network of experts and a pipeline of candidates that it can invite to interviews.

76

A tool for recruiters, that lets them upload their resume to a centralized network and have it automatically filtered to candidates that are a good match for a given job.

75

A company that is trying to create an online marketplace for networking through networking events.

75

A startup that helps international entrepreneurs network with each other in their city

74

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

74

A social networking site for people who like to cook.

74

An “organic social network” for concerts, sports, and events. It’s like Eventbrite for everything.

74

A network for users that pay for comedy to get access to higher-quality content from sponsors.

74

a social network for people who want to learn about the world. The startup has over 100,000 users, and now has clients in the US, Europe, China, and India.

74

A social network for church members that wants to help members find others of like faith.

74

A startup with a $50 million-plus funding round, which makes networking events and events for startups much easier – with a central platform for event organizers and attendees.

74

A network of companies that want to connect their products and services together.

74

A startup that creates a network of freelancers who can help you with your tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk

73

 A “Global Credit Network” where you can borrow money from anyone in the world — no credit checks and no collateral. The startup is building the infrastructure to make international microlending easy.

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

73

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

73

A social network for those in finance, made with the goal of “reducing the cost of the financial system by democratizing access to financial markets.”

73

This startup promises to bring a more human element to AI-based design. Their app takes the complexity of designing AI and makes it simple by using the color wheel to explain how a particular neural network works.

73

A startup working on a new communications protocol for decentralized networks. The company aims to build a network of devices that can communicate without relying on centralized servers.

72

A startup building a Facebook-style social network for the fashion industry

72

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

What happens when you start going to boring networking events A startup that sells tickets to events in a non-standard format, taking the pain out of organizing and selling tickets.

72

Chargeback is an online platform that helps users dispute utility bills. It’s a B2B startup catering to utility companies. The founders hope to build a worldwide network of users.

72

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

72

A company building a social network for sharing and interacting with t-shirts, not just buying them. The startup is also building a marketplace for sharing and selling these shirts.

72

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.

72

A company that wants to help you manage your network of colleagues, friends, and customers. The startup wants to build a smarter network of people to keep up with connections and build a community with. It plans to focus on small companies because they tend to have more existing relationships to build on, and are more likely to use social networks.

72

A startup that provides a crowdsourced network of reviewers to deliver criticism and praise about neighborhood businesses Customers rate the businesses, and the app gives them a network of reviewers to consider

71

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 social network for people who work from home. The startup is built for those who want to bring more community into their lives, helping them to connect with others who have similar jobs.

71

A social find-a-ride app that’s loosely based on Uber, but with a different business model, focusing on peer-to-peer rides that take place in a ride-sharing network.

71

A startup for people who want to start a business, but don’t have the time or resources to actually do it. The app aims to provide education, mentoring, and a place where entrepreneurs can network.

71

A social network for financial advisors, aimed to help them find new clients and provide timely advice.

71

A solution for employers looking to recruit and manage a network of office staff.

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A startup to help people find and book their next hotel room. The startup is currently building a network of people that are willing to be hotel concierges.

70

A social network for remote companies that let’s you see what your colleagues are working on, see what they’ve been working on in the past, and share feedback.

70

A network of public and private buses that connect to each other and to bike lanes, helping commuters get where they need to go.

70

A startup that connects users with local services. The company claims to organize services by proximity, and to have a network of over 20,000 service providers.

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A startup that is a private social network for users to share their content

69

A new networking application, like LinkedIn.

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Like Uber, this startup gamifies the concept of a taxi ride, with the user playing a dispatcher for a network of taxis. The app helps users find the closest taxis using data from Yelp and OpenTable.

69

A social network for people interested in mechanical engineering, allowing people to find jobs, learn about new developments, and get connected with engineers and designers.

69

A data center with a 1 MW capacity for storing data and a network of 20,000 servers. It aims to help businesses and governments solve big problems with big data.

69

A social network for shared care that pairs doctors with patients.

69

A company that makes it easier for smaller businesses to get online by connecting them with a network of vendors and insights from the business community.

68

A podcast network with a focus on “unscripted” storytelling, by people who are not professional journalists. It’s designed to free creative people from the pressure of telling stories they’ve been told to tell.

68

A “a service that helps users learn about their health and wellbeing by connecting them to a network of health professionals”. The startup recently raised $1.8 million in seed funding.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage their supply chain operations more efficiently by streamlining it into a single network of vendors. The company helps companies manage and keep track of invoices, payments, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

68

Part of a $100 million venture fund that’s investing in food technology startups, including a company that’s building a delivery service for food, and another that’s building a delivery network for food.

68

An adtech startup that has created a network of sites where users can view relevant ads across a network of sites.

68

A new way to pay for goods and services. The app helps you request a payment and the mobile network operator (say, a mobile operator or telecom company) will generate a token that is then transferred to the merchant. The app will then notify the consumer to confirm the payment.

68

A female-focused podcast network that focuses on health and wellness.

68

 A social network for creatives and photographers, where users can discover, follow, and search for work by the same criteria.

67

A social network for the furry community, owned by the same company as Fur Affinity.

67

A social network for subscribers of the New York Times to share content and engage with one another.

67

Creating a social network for small business owners. The business plan is to start with a $10/month subscription service and then build a full social network for small businesses.

67

This startup is building a network for the more than 60 million people who don’t have bank accounts — but are still expected to receive a loan, rent payments, or pay utility bills. As a result, they often don’t have access to the basic financial services they need. Envelope lets them become a platform for next-day payment, and offers payment-by-phone for small transactions.

67

A social network for the diaspora, connecting expats with family and friends back home.

67

A social networking app that aims to help people find an apartment in their neighborhood to rent with a few taps. It’s currently in private beta.

66

This startup is building a social network for people to share their favorite places in their city, the things they like about them, and maybe even buy things from them.

66

A B2B company that allows companies to build a custom supply chain network for their products

66

 A two-sided marketplace for artists and clients to make work together. The idea is that artists can make money while building their client list, and clients can get access to a large network of artists.

66

A startup that connects members of the same professional network. It’s currently free, but the company says they’re working on a paid model

66

A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

66

Platform that helps you build your own personal brand, including a social network to help you make connections with others. The startup is taking the “personal brand” concept to a whole new level.

66

 A company that brings in-person networking to the Internet, letting job seekers and recruiters connect in real life.

65

A social network that pays people to share their lives with others.

65

A content curation and social network platform for news-makers

65

A social network where users can connect and share information about plants.

65

The company is building a platform that integrates with hospital networks and practices to share health records electronically.

64

A network for home insurance agents that helps them find customers and get them claims faster

64

A company that tracks network traffic to help ISPs and other web services optimize their infrastructure.

64

This startup wants to build a toolset to help create a global network for small farmers.

64

A startup that wants to help you build your own social network, but for animals. The startup wants to draw in fans and breeders of different pets like dogs and cats and help them stay in touch with each other.

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Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

64

A startup that helps people find the right mortgage by securing a lender with a network of experts who know the market well.

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An online network for women to share advice with each other and access peer support. The startup is trying to build a community that helps women keep each other accountable, and tells them when they’re in a rut and need to make a change.

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A “strategic network of growth-oriented businesses”.

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A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

63

Y Combinator’s newest batch of companies has expanded the YC Network to over 200 companies, including 50 who’ve raised a combined $325 million in capital.

63

An online membership sharing network for businesses like Always 21, where people pay a monthly membership fee to access discounted travel and entertainment.

63

This startup pitches itself as a “social network for developers”, with an emphasis on the “social” part.

62

A patent-pending technology that allows companies to build a “firewall” between their corporate networks and the internet, to protect data from unauthorized access.

62

The startup helps ISPs monitor the level of network performance in their network, helping them identify problems and fix them before they can affect the quality of service for customers.

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"Idea 2.0 is a tool for entrepreneurs to help them learn about new technologies in the market and network together. It’s the Uber of technology conferences. The conference is in its second year and has had over 1,000 attendees and 300+ speakers from 45 countries. The conference’s format is based on the model of Airbnb, where the host gets to pick the guests. The guest list is highly curated and the speakers are handpicked by the company’s CEO. The conference has been very well received by attendees and has been named a Top 10 conference in the US in 2018.

61

A social network for people who want to share their love of opera. The startup has raised $2.6M.

61

The online marketplace where used cars can be bought from sellers and sold to buyers. The startup is private and hasn’t released much information on its model, but it’s looking to build a local network of auto sellers and buyers who make purchases through a mobile app.

60

A tool for companies building in-house tools for managing their internal networks.

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 A  service for managing social networks for small businesses.

60

A “social network for club members” that lets you save the best events in a club’s calendar for your friends to see.

59

A social network for the humanitarian sector, not unlike Care2 but more focused on the humanitarian side of things like conflict zones, refugees and the like.

59

A networking app that helps users meet one another, make connections, and stay in touch.

59

A startup that makes a physical device that allows you to connect to any wireless network by plugging it into an electrical outlet

58

A decentralized social network for news and video, aimed at offering more “credible” news.

58

This startup is building a new kind of network for startups, one that allows them to share their financial data, such as their expenses, with other investors. In the past six months, the startup has raised $3 million from investors.

58

A company that makes a social network for people who are visually impaired.

58

A B2B company that helps companies create a network of suppliers and vendors based in other countries to help save their clients money and prevent fraud. The company is launching in the US to manage supply chains in the US, China, and Europe.

57

A social network for the connected car. It aims to make car ownership more accessible by providing access to smartphone-based services that include vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and selling services.

57

Building a social network for people who are in the military, and want to connect with other service members who are also in need of support.

57

A tool for helping small companies get loans from banks by simply signing a power of attorney. The startup wants to use its existing network of over 1,000 lending partners to make this happen.

57

A platform that makes it easy for people to find new jobs and internships, connecting employers and job seekers through the use of social networks.

57

A social network for remote workers focused on health and fitness.

56

This startup is building a decentralized protocol for businesses to securely access and use secure network services.

56

This networking platform enables real-time communication, collaboration and creation of new products.

56

An internal social network for employees at small businesses. They have 12 employees and a $40k monthly recurring revenue.

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A startup that wants to build a global network of incubators for small businesses. Started in October, the company is currently working with a few dozen companies.

55

A company that helps employees build their personal brand, which they say is a natural outgrowth of the social and professional networks they’re already in.

55

A way to actively manage network security for enterprise users.

55

A customer support platform for social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

55

An ad network that focuses on under-served demographics, focusing on users who are under 18 and worth around $600 to advertisers.

55

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.

55

A bank account for small business owners that builds off of the popular social network Huddle. The startup is building a way for small businesses to connect with each other and build relationships with banks, suppliers, and other businesses with which they do business.

55

A company that wants to grow your network and make it easy to introduce people to each other.

55

A tool for creating and sharing art, photographs, and videos with social networks and other online platforms.

54

A social network for pet owners, where owners can post photos of their pets, find like-minded people, and post and discuss questions about their choices for pets.

54

Social networking for farmers. Farmline’s pitch is that as farmers grow and share more info about their crops, they’ll be able to reap more benefits from the same share.

54

This company is building a network for artists to share their music and connect with other people who may enjoy their work.

54

An exclusive networking event for digital creatives.

54

A hotel booking app for the Middle East, powered by a social network of travelers and a marketplace of local and international hotel partners.

54

A social network for people who want to maintain privacy while using the internet

54

A payment startup that offers a money transfer service for small and medium-sized businesses. The company has a network of partners that cover 90% of all businesses.

53

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.

53

A “social network built for the modern millennial”, with features like a group chat, a profile page, a newsfeed, and social networking features to connect with nearby people.

53

A social network for people to share and discover what’s new in their city.

53

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

A new kind of social network for content creators. The startup is building a way to help content creators share their work via messaging, voice and video, and wants to compete with platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter.

51

A new way to sell concert tickets that’s built around a social network. The startup says it’s already signed 10,000 artists and 27,000 performers to its platform.

51

A community of people looking to network, find new jobs, and get gigs from each other.

50

Build a business that brings the customer service model to the cannabis industry, and helps the industry better serve their customers by creating a network that supports the needs of both the consumer and the industry.

50

A for-profit company that wants to create a social network for “sponsored content” where brands pay to influence public opinion.

49

A digital network that connects American businesses and consumers with the same spending habits.

49

A company that helps employers build out a network of employees they can track and manage.

49

 A social network for bloggers, publishers, and readers to keep in touch and share content.

49

A startup that’s building a blockchain powered tracking system for food. The startup is building a network of sensors that allow people to track their own food and what it’s been through.

49

The social network for stylists offering them a place to collaborate, share ideas, and build relationships. It’s a network for stylists, but it’s not like a LinkedIn. It’s more like a Facebook for stylists.

49

A startup that lets you share blog posts, products, and events with your social network through SMS. It’s free, and as you write you get paid in cash, in dollars or in bitcoin.

49

A “tech startup” which, in their words, “builds and operates a network of high-speed automated parking garages for self-driving vehicles.”

49

A platform for sharing and monetizing content, modeled on LinkedIn’s professional network but focused on sharing and distributing content.

48

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

48

Pitch: A learning platform for students, with gamification and a “social network” feeling.

48

A startup that provides a suite of tools for managing and monitoring IT infrastructure, from network monitoring to backups.

47

A social network for companies that want to provide business solutions.

47

A bicycle sharing startup that's looking to build a global network of bike-sharing services. The company wants to bring bike sharing to places it's been absent thus far.

47

This startup is building a new way to interact with your car. It’s a network of “smart gates” that help you get from point A to point B without entering a car.

47

The startup is building a platform for event organizers to build their own branded events. It’s aiming to help organizers build a “social network of events” that start conversations.

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 A community of and for people who don’t like to login to the internet. A social networking site for users who are interested in meeting up offline.

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Social network for content creators that wants to be the next Instagram. It’s already active in France, Spain, and Germany with plans to expand to the U.S. and Asia.

46

A networking app that uses the gamification of “leveling up” to get users to make new connections and grow their network.

45

A tech company that provides data on the city’s road network, and the people who drive them.

45

Launched in July, this startup is building a network of fitness centers that work with local gyms, and can charge you less at each location.

44

The startup is building a “social network for travelers” that connects them to one another and helps them share tips with each other.

44

This startup is building a closed social network for people who are physically or emotionally unable to socialize with others in the same way as most of the world. The idea is that they’ll want to be part of a social network, but they can’t be fully active because of a physical or emotional impairment.

43

A company that lets people create their own online social network, complete with games and community features.

43

 The startup is building a mobile network for remote employees that can use the network to send and receive files, make calls, and respond to email.

43

A startup that is building a network of independent financial advisors who will work with people to get them the best insurance rates available.

43

A widget that helps you save money on your phone bill by automatically charging your phone only when you’re near a Wi-Fi network.

43

A social network for people working in the creative industries.

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A social network for artists who work with their fans to manage their online profiles and get paid for the work they produce.

42

A network of e-commerce businesses all operating on one platform.

42

A social network for immigrants in the United States. The startup wants to create a community where immigrants can connect with each other and immigrant-owned businesses.

41

A social network that will help you decide what kind of person you are.

41

A startup building a delivery network for equipment and equipment-related items, particularly those in the industrial market.

40

A vertical website that allows people to write about their experiences with different products and services. It was built by the founders of HackerYou, a startup that helped people connect with each other and build software in the same way Facebook and other social networks did.

40

A social network for professional photographers

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A startup and time tracker for freelancers. It’s also a social network for the growing number of freelancers.

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A startup trying to help domestic violence victims connect with resources and foster social networks of support. They’re looking to hire a coder to help make their product.

40

A micro-insurance product that allows people to buy health insurance for $5 a month to cover catastrophic medical expenses. The startup is looking to build out a network of health centers around the country.

39

A news network for gay men and their allies, including news, events and lifestyle coverage.

39

A startup that’s building an “open-source” virtual network for computer-to-computer communication

39

A digital point-of-sale system for restaurants that minimizes friction and drives more sales. The platform uses a credit card reader and is simply hooked up to an existing Wi-Fi network.

38

A company that helps people record and share their medical stories for future doctors to review by using a social network.

38

A blockchain-based platform that helps independent software vendors monetize their software via a network of app stores.

38

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

38

A digital library for art and music that’s built using blockchain technology. It’s a decentralized system, built on top of the Ethereum network, that tracks and stores art pieces, but also allows for them to be accessed via a web interface.

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A payments company that uses the Ethereum blockchain to “build a decentralized, secure, and transparent payments network.”

37

A fintech startup built for natural gas industry. It allows users to collect and monitor their natural gas usage, and allows companies to monitor over their entire natural gas network.

37

A startup that offers a platform for network marketers to build teams and market to them, but also help them run their businesses more effectively.

37

The startup is looking to build a “social network for artists” using a subscription service and a monthly membership fee.

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With this company’s “socially intelligent” inventory management system, manufacturers can better predict demand for their products in real time, and thus lower their costs. It integrates with factories’ inventory systems and takes orders and shipment predictions from social networks to figure out where to place a product’s next shipment.

36

 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.

36

A free VPN, or virtual private network, that doesn’t log information about its users.

36

A B2B marketplace for networks & software.

36

A social network for Latin Americans in the US and Mexico that lets them connect, share photos, and discover events and activities related to their culture.

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A social network for businesses to share what they’re working on, see each other’s progress, and share feedback.

36

Solair is building an open network for connecting local businesses and the people who shop within them. Its engine is based upon the idea of a “sharing economy”, in which people are rewarded for their contributions.

35

A company that’s building a network of food delivery services that can deliver meals at a time when many restaurants are closing at night

35

A company aiming to bring the power of machine learning to networks with a visualization tool that can show how networks are connected.

35

A platform for people to find and hire freelance help from a network of other freelancers.

35

A social networking platform to help English learners learn English, and for native speakers to learn Spanish.

35

A new payment option for cities. The startup is giving cities a new way to pay for things, with programs that work with existing infrastructure but also with the company’s own private network.

35

 A business that aims to help small-time beer makers have a better shot at getting a traditional distributor, by building a network of distributors and collectors who can help local brewers sell and promote their beers.

35

A platform that enables vendors to manage their inventory by connecting them to a network of marketplaces and selling through them.

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A “social network for treating mental health”.

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A suite of tools to help prevent workplace stress. The company offers a virtual office, a health coach and a network of wellness experts to ensure employees are staying on track.

34

The startup wants to build a “third-party insurance-for-everyone” platform that offers affordable health insurance. The startup has already built a network that serves around 200,000 people in the US and has raised $3.5 million.

34

A Web-based service that helps retailers find the right people to sell their products to. It’s currently only available to retailers with a large network of stores.

34

Real-time social network for service workers

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This is a messaging app for nonprofit organizations. The goal is to make it easier for groups to send information and announcements, but also to build a social network for the groups.

33

A UK-based startup that offers a social network for “sculptors and studios”. The company is focused on helping artists “have more control over their work”.

33

A tool for helping people set up and manage their own Wi-Fi networks at home or in the office, with a focus on security.

33

A social network for antique collectors and dealers. It helps users find and buy and sell antiques, matching them with people who have the same taste.

33

A startup that wants to help people save the cost of a cell phone plan by letting them bring their own phone, and set it up to work on their carrier’s network.

33

A startup that wants to help connect businesses with people who need jobs. It uses social networks and other online networks to find candidates.

32

A mission-based social platform for millennials to discover events based on their interests, follow the ones nearby, and make connections with people in their social networks.

32

A social network that allows users to share their resume on-demand. It began as a service for startups that was later applied to the larger job market.

32

A social network for dog walkers. Doggy is currently on its way to being a full-fledged startup, with a product release in September and a $200k seed round led by Seedcamp.

32

A social network for college students with over 20k students currently enrolled. Its founders are looking to build a student-focused influencer platform that’s optimized for mobile, with a focus on gaming and video content.

32

A startup that wants to build a “video news network” that allows video content to be created and distributed by anyone with a smartphone.

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Celery is a social networking tool for startups and entrepreneurs, created in 2014. It was originally called “Hootsuite for startups” but changed its name in 2016. Celery allows users to plan, track and share information with their community, or network. It also includes a suite of tools for scheduling events and offers a marketplace for connected service providers.

31

This startup is building an app that helps creative professionals manage their network, including connecting them with designers and engineers.

31

A project of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is the largest global network of entrepreneurs, young professionals, and innovators. The network’s purpose is to connect the global network of young professionals with the global community of entrepreneurs. The network was founded by the World Economic Forum and Swiss Re in January 2016, with the first annual Global Shaper Summit taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Over the summer of 2016, the World Economic Forum announced that it would be partnering with the Global Shapers Community to create the World Economic Forum Young Entrepreneur Council, which completed its first meeting in October 2016.

30

A platform that matches employers and talent, allowing recruiters to tap into a large pool of candidates via social networks.

30

A social network for people who want to buy and sell real estate. It’s currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, and is intended to compete with Zillow and Trulia.

30

A tech startup whose product is a home-based network of technicians that fixes your home’s issues or installs equipment. The company says that since it launched in early 2019 it has already had several million dollars worth of work.

30

This startup helps identify fraud in the ecommerce industry by identifying network traffic patterns that indicate a high level of fraud.

29

A startup that creates and tracks a network of professional networks for lawyers.

29

An investment platform for early stage startups composed of a distributed network of partners who provide seed funding and advice.

29

A social network for mobile app developers. The startup wants to make it easy for developers to create and design their apps.

29

A P2P network of peer-to-peer lenders in the US.

28

A social networking app that aims to give users a visual and chronological view of their social graph, enabling users to connect with people they know and like.

28

A LinkedIn-like tool for securing your network of contacts.

28

A “social business networking platform” that helps small businesses advertise and connect with each other.

28

A messaging app that is meant to make communication with people in your network easier. The app’s ability to create a personal map of people in your network helps you build relationships with the people you interact with most.

28

This startup is building a social network for doctors and patients to share experiences and track how a patient is doing on a particular ailment.

28

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

28

The company is creating a platform for companies that want to take advantage of their networks of publicists, leading to more effective, more affordable marketing.

27

A network of “hackers” that help companies detect and prevent data breaches.

27

A startup that builds a network of air-conditioned lockers to provide secure bike parking and storage for members.

27

A startup that’s building a new kind of ad network for digital publishers. The startup aims to make publishers’ ad businesses more valuable by integrating their ad products with their own.

26

A private social network for women in Saudi Arabia, where women are nearly banned from working or even being on the internet.

26

A social network for the small, independent coffee shops that serve as anchors for a neighborhood. The startup wants to help coffee shops grow with a social network and start-up accelerator.

26

A platform that allows merchants and brands to focus on their core products and services over general marketing efforts. The startup’s co-founder is the co-founder of the company that created Yo, the first social network for mobile devices.

26

A startup to help people create and manage their social networks. Currently focusing on the Asian market.

26

 This startup wants to replace the traditional broker model with a commission-free, network-based system that brings together buyers and sellers. The startup says it already has several dozen clients.

26

A grocery delivery service that’s part of the Amazon Fresh network. Dash delivers groceries to customers’ homes with the promise of same- or next-day delivery.

25

A social network and digital platform in Mexico for LGBTQ+ users.

24

Spots are a blockchain-based social network powered by artificial intelligence. The company lets users create and manage their own chat groups, with each group being able to run a mini-economy.

24

A startup that helps health care organizations make more effective referrals to specialists. It’s currently being used by a network of 20 hospitals in Boston, with plans to expand to the rest of the US within the next six months.

24

A platform for recruiters to manage and find candidates from social networks. They charge companies by the number of applicants they get, and are already working with Y Combinator.

24

A wellness tool for people with mental health issues to track their symptoms and stay on top of things. The startup is backed by Outcome Health, the company behind enterprise wellness company Medical Health Network.

24

The startup wants to make it easier for small businesses to take advantage of the benefits of online marketplaces. They are building a platform that helps small businesses to connect with a variety of online business networks.

23

The startup aims to build a global network of systems integrators who can leverage its platform to help companies with other integrations, including those that require products to be manufactured overseas.

23

A social networking application for business professionals.

23

A startup that helps manage the risk of a global network of life insurance policy holders.

23

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.

22

A small team of developers and designers are building a simple, yet comprehensive, social network for everyone.

21

A social network for people who want to earn money by sharing photos of themselves through a variety of different social channels.

19

A platform that helps HR managers manage their workday, including scheduling, managing tasks, and social networking.

19

A workplace chat solution that syncs your calendar and files from your desktop or mobile devices to your corporate network.

19

A startup that is building an insider-trading app that has a “whisper mode” that alerts the entire network when an event is happening. It’s working with clients like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

17

The startup wants to build a marketplace for the next generation of employees, where companies can sell affordable part-time and contingent labor for tasks like cleaning, deliveries and other services. It wants to build a company that will be able to create a network of “micro-employers”, who can offer cheap labor, solve for the “short-term inconvenience of an extra employee,” and scale quickly.

17

A free social network for the LGBT community. It’s a social network for LGBT people, like Facebook, but without the “friends” — it’s more of a “community” for LGBT people.

13

A company that connects app developers with potential customers through their own social networks.

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 A connected device that connects a person’s body to their social network via a bracelet, allowing them to monitor their fitness and coaching needs, connect with friends, and be more active. The device, which is being developed by a team of former Google employees, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A decentralized social network for users to exchange personal data, but which does not store any personal data.

7

A startup that wants to build a network of pay-as-you-go electric cars. LightBlue wants to break down the barrier between electric vehicles and cars, allowing people to make monthly payments and switch between models as they need to.

5

A mobile app and website that allows users to find and connect with other like-minded people in their area to build a network of friends and collaborators.

5

A social network for all of the robot hobbies out there including 3D printing, futurism, robotics, and more.

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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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Aaa is a network of Aaa-branded stores which use the platform to sell used textbooks, backpacks, luggage, etc.

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A platform that helps travel agencies determine the best deals for their clients by offering them access to a network of travel agents.

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A social network that allows users to chat and play games with their friends who are currently hanging out in the physical world. Users can also play games against friends at home, meanwhile.

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Idea: A mobile ad network for the developing world

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Idea: A social network for employers and employees to communicate

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Idea: A social network that rewards users for their success in attracting followers

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Idea: A social network for professionals to share articles, blogs, and videos

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Idea: A social network for people who don't use social networks (eg elderly)

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Idea: Social network for (mostly) women to chat about their periods

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Idea: A company that provides a network for warehouse workers which manages logistical information and provides them with payments for their work

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Idea: A startup that allows medical service providers to network with organizations that need help, providing a way for consumers to get needed healthcare services

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Idea: A 20-person startup that’s building a platform to help real estate agents and brokers share leads within a network and manage them

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Idea: A startup that combines the idea of a social network with the idea of a dating app. People can follow each other and post content, but they can also chat with each other. The founders say that their users are posting content at a rate

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Idea: A Twitter-like social network for doctors, meant to allow them to connect and share research.

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Idea: A cybersecurity startup that’s building a tool for identifying and removing rogue access points to corporate networks.

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Idea: A professional network for the service industry, meant to help service professionals find jobs and work together.

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Idea: A social network for engineers that brings them together to discuss engineering problems and solutions.

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Idea: This startup is building an anonymous social network that focuses on autodidactic content, like tutorials and courses.

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A startup that’s building a tool to help doctors prescribe the right medication in the right place. The company wants to help people find primary care physicians who are in-network and take their insurance.

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Idea: A social network for the food service industry. The startup wants to connect chefs and restaurants with new employees and customers.

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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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Idea: A text-based social network in the style of Twitter. Currently in private alpha, it lets users post text-based statuses that can be seen by other users who follow you.

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Idea: A social network for fantasy sports enthusiasts, with a “Play Money” currency that allows users to play for fun and for cash. The company launched in Australia in September and has since launched on Facebook in the US.

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Idea: A startup that provides a service that helps people who are having a birthday party to grow their network and find more friends

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Idea: Idea: A social network that allows people to network with others who have similar interests

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A network of physical offices for startup founders.

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