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A free library of “crowd sourced” electronics repair instructions, with a database of more than 100,000 step-by-step guides for common problems with over a million unique parts.

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A startup that aims to take care of your apartment while you’re away. InstaHome provides cleaning services, maintenance, and security for your apartment, with plans starting at $16 per month.

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

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This startup wants to create an “Uber for trash” for apartment owners, creating an automated system of trash drops and pickups that uses GPS and back-end software to track it all.

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A startup that provides a platform for managing and connecting third-party software for mobile devices The company says it has $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue, mainly from Android

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

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A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

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A startup that makes the process of filling out Medicare Part D plans less painful. The platform helps people fill out their plans online, and acts as a sort of health insurance broker for people seeking Medicare coverage. The startup says their customers save an average of $50 per month.

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This startup’s algorithm is designed to find and cancel fraudulent payments, automatically. It’s free for merchants to use, and they’re aiming to partner with processors and banks.

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

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This startup is building a system to help engineers understand the best ways to program to particular chips.

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This is a startup that sells the parts needed to build a 3D printer.

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A platform that helps businesses and job seekers find and connect with remote teams. Currently, they're working with a company in Brooklyn called Crave that hires people remotely through a third-party site.

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This company helps retailers track where their online sales go and find out what parts of their websites are working well or not.

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A startup that builds hardware startups. The founder, Jibran Salfi, built his first hardware startup at age 20, and has since been working at Nest Labs. He was the first employee at Nest Labs, and was part of the team that built the original Nest thermostat.

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The startup is building a platform to help people to buy and sell gently used items, like cars, without having to go through a third party like eBay or Craigslist. They have a plan in place to expand into new categories in 2020.

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A partnership that facilitates the creation of credit scoring software.

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A startup that works like a dating site but for people who want to find a house or apartment to rent

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

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

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A startup that provides a service where someone will help you to write the perfect cover letter for a particular job

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This startup is building an app that connects farmers with their local food bank. The farmers will use the app to schedule deliveries of food, and the food bank will use the app to get the food delivered to their warehouse. The startup is building the platform with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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A dating app that helps people find matches regardless of what they’re looking for in a relationship. The startup has attracted more than $10 million in investment, and has partnered with celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal, who was one of the app’s first users.

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A platform to help sales people connect with business partners in real-time. The startup helps sales reps and business partners connect using Facebook Messenger.

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A software platform that helps human resources departments manage their employees' healthcare.

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A tool that helps developers build apps for the fitness and health industries. The company aims to build a platform that helps all the different parts of the industry work together.

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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.

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

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A “human-powered” startup that helps people to organize tasks and conversations around a particular topic.

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A B2B software product for companies that manage and maintain their IT and IT-enabled departments.

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A tool to help companies in the UK and Ireland comply with new GDPR rules regarding selling data to third-parties.

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

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A startup that sells a product that helps people have a pet in their apartment when they move

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A startup that lets companies handle payments in a more transparent way. It’s an API that connects payments platforms and third-party data, and helps companies figure out which payments to accept and which not to.

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An IoT service that helps hospitals track and monitor patient care across different departments.

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A video and virtual reality game where you play as a character from the universe of "My Little Pony" and create an avatar. The startup is looking for a partner to help fund its effort to create a game, which started in November.

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A joint project of the US Department of Agriculture and the National Park Service, which is trying to create a mobile payment system for parks.

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A tool for connecting people with a shared interest in a particular topic

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Software that is designed to make it easier to use the state's Department of Motor Vehicles

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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.

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This company wants to replace the need for cashiers in grocery stores. It’s not just a vending machine that dispenses goods, but a multi-modal platform that handles payment and inventory. The company has partnered with major grocers, including Publix, Kroger, and Albertsons.

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The Startup Genome is a biannual report on the state of entrepreneurship. It is produced by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The report is based on interviews with founders about their businesses, the challenges they face, and their plans for the future. The report is intended to give entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders a comprehensive overview of the startup ecosystem in a particular country, and to help predict trends between countries.

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A startup that sends users curated lists of events in their area. It currently has 1.3 million monthly users, and works with “hundreds of thousands” of events/parties each month.

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A company that helps home builders like ApartmentPlace, ApartmentGuide, and Zumper create a single-page listing that embeds all of their properties into an app that they can distribute through the Apple Store and Google Play.

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A startup that helps you set up a study abroad or exchange program at a college in the US. The startup is currently focused on China and has a pending partnership with a college there.

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A startup for people to rent or lease out their spare bedrooms, apartments, or houses to travelers.

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

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A digital platform for apartment hunters to compare various apartments in a specific city.

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A digital platform for small-scale manufacturers, partnering with companies like Google and Intel, to produce and market their products.

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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.

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This startup wants to make it easier for emergency departments to synchronize patient data with EHRs. They want to make it easier for patients to access their records in an emergency.

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A platform intended to help companies figure out how to make their processes more efficient. NetBix is backed by some of the biggest names in venture capital: Mayfield, Ignition Partners, and others.

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A partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to educate and promote conservation of marine life through the sale of marine fish.

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

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A team from Stanford University’s Computer Science Department is building an app to help college students study and stay on track. The app is meant to help students learn by learning with others, while also helping the company recruit more students.

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A platform that enables users to buy and sell their unused iPhone parts.

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A startup that helps people find new homes, apartments or roommates on behalf of landlords

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A platform that enables people to buy and sell things like furniture, cars, and apartments, and rent out unused rooms. Borrowers can use the platform’s software to manage the loan, and borrowers can access the property remotely. The platform is currently focused on the UK.

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It’s a company that offers a way for people to buy and sell used parts, like alternators, spark plugs, or fuel pumps, using the same FBA business model that Amazon uses to sell used items.

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A platform that connects people who need help with people who can help them. They’ve partnered with cities, governments, and nonprofits.

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A startup that helps companies create quick spreadsheets for their different departments

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A tool for companies to manage their various customer support departments. The company has been around for a few years and is active in the UK marketplace.

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A startup that wants to repurpose drones to help monitor traffic patterns and street corners for the police, fire department and other public safety agencies.

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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.

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A platform that helps retailers, brands and other companies manage their supply chains. It has partnered with Amazon Fashion and Uniqlo.

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This is a satellite company, which wants to provide connectivity between islands through satellite tech. It’s targeting the Pacific, but it’s also in talks with other remote parts of the globe.

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A startup to help companies plan, visualize, and track their marketing efforts. The startup partners with companies to help them see what works, where they should invest their time, and what they need to do next.

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

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A software company that provides a platform for connecting people with spare parts, including parts for cars, drones, and medical equipment.

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A way to track and pay for university teaching gigs in India. The company says they already have payment processing partnerships in place in India and are looking to expand to other countries. SENSEI is one of the only companies that offer this kind of service in India.

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

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A real estate website, with listings for apartments, houses, and condos, as well as a guide to nearby amenities and things to do in the area. The company wants to be one of the tools that helps people buy a home, and then helps them settle in.

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

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A startup that helps people find the best, most reliable care for themselves and their loved ones. The company is looking to partner with employers and large patient-specific care providers to improve the quality of care, while also being a resource for medical professionals.

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A remote-work solution for business partners and freelancers, letting them work from anywhere. It’s a sort of “Uber for freelancers”, and is based on the idea that most clients don’t want to hire someone for a long-term gig, but instead need someone to tackle a project for a few days or a week at a time.

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A platform for companies to host live video webinars on their own websites or via a third party. The company says the software is easy to use, and has had over 12,000 live webinars hosted, with over 90% of those lead to more sales.

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A company building software that helps banks manage loans, with a particular focus on reducing the number of payments.

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In the UK, an increasingly important part of the economy isn’t bricks and mortar stores but phone apps. And one startup wants to replace the app store with a custom-built version. The idea is that you buy an app once and then get the updates for free. The company is giving away its first product for free, called The App Store, in order to gain feedback.

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A connected car startup focused on providing an on-demand ride service. It’s one of the companies that was part of the Telangana government’s PPP program.

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A legally binding contract between a party and a group of people that has a set of terms to comply with the contract. The company plans to build the first “legal” app in the US.

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A startup that allows people to earn money by helping their friends find an apartment.

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A startup that helps American companies sell to consumers in China and other Asian markets by taking over the process of getting a Chinese partner to buy their product.

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Loose talk among friends and coworkers about work and life. You can learn a lot about people by what they’re discussing, and what they’re saying is more than just idle chatter. This startup wants to make that sort of content available to employers and HR departments.

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The idea of this startup is to fill the void that the daily news leaves out. By aggregating and creating content from the hundreds of sources they partner with, they aim to provide a complete picture of the news events happening around the world.

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A startup that provides people with a way to connect with coworkers/colleagues in other departments

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A St. Louis-based startup that helps suppliers and manufacturers connect with employees, suppliers, and parts.

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A product that helps transport companies find and hire drivers, with a focus on the U.S. trucking market. The startup is marketed towards companies that already use a third-party recruitment or “driver matching” service.

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SaaS business that connects women and their partners to maternity care. They’re headed to Y Combinator’s Demo Day.

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A secure messaging app that allows users to share personal information with apps. The idea is to make it easier for users to share things like medical records and other sensitive information with third party apps.

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An algorithmic startup that is a marketplace for job board ads, allowing companies to target their job search to a specific demographic. The company’s founders say they’ve raised $1.6 million in a round led by Greycroft Partners.

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A startup that allows homeowners and renters to search for rental houses or apartments based on amenities, price, and neighborhood. It doesn’t charge any commission, so it’s free.

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

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A way to help human resources departments get a better picture of how workers are doing and whether they are happy in their jobs. The startup is looking to help HR departments with new tools to reduce turnover and better focus on employee retention.

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This Brazilian startup is building a tool that helps make B2B sales more efficient. It’s an app that helps sales teams automate parts of the sales process.

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A startup that provides a better way for B2B companies to manage and track orders in their supply chain. The startup has partnerships with companies like Philips and Kraft.

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A company that helps small businesses connect with insurers and other partners to manage their risk and reduce their costs.

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A platform that helps people find apartments and buy houses, allowing them to compare prices, amenities, and neighborhood reviews.

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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.

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A tool for companies to execute marketing campaigns in an automated fashion, with the ability to tell the marketing department what to do and what to ignore when it comes to email program design. Idea is also originally a software company, but now a marketing software company.

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A startup that connects high school students to internships and part-time jobs at startups. It operates in the US, Canada, and the UK, with plans to expand to Australia, the Netherlands, and Germany in the future.

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A startup that uses AI to automate the process of scheduling, tracking and managing meetings. Their software is available on the market, with customers including the US Department of Defense, Coca-Cola and Walmart.

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A tool for brokers to help sellers find properties. It’s first product is an apartment finder in San Francisco. The company has raised $5.5 million in funding.

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A startup that helps corporations collaborate with small businesses on their products. It helps companies identify and get to know potential partners, then helps them negotiate deals and move toward production.

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This is an app that helps consumers find an apartment for rent by allowing them to search and compare all listings in San Francisco and beyond.

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A tool that automates the process of setting up and managing a B2B company in the Philippines. The company has already partnered with a few companies to help them navigate the process of setting up a company in the Philippines.

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A startup that aims to deliver affordable, high-quality storage to the home. The company is focusing on a particular vertical, which is a new one.

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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.

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"Authentic" is the name of an app that provides a secure, private and audited chat platform for businesses. The app allows users to create a private chat room for a group of up to ten people, with a group administrator who can add new members, delete or block members and monitor chat content. The company was founded by former Googler and Google Ventures partner Misha Chellam.

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A way to monitor, measure and prevent “cybercrime”. The startup is currently being used by the United States Department of Defense to fight cybercrime.

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A tool that helps HR departments streamline hiring.

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A startup that lets users find and rent an apartment or house, then pay rent and utilities through a single platform using cryptocurrency.

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A templated API for third-party apps to integrate with Slack.

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This is a service that helps people build a custom app for their business. Currently, the company is looking for partners to build custom apps for their business.

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A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

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A pair of heavy-equipment spare parts specialists in the Midwest. These guys help companies find used equipment, they’ve made over 200 sales to date.

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A CTO partner to help engineers manage and scale their businesses.

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 A company that looks to make shared apartments more profitable, both for landlords and renters.

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A startup that offers a service where people who are moving out can hire someone to help them clean their apartment

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A startup that outsources the time-consuming parts of building a website or app to freelancers

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Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to find job openings in remote areas, with the goal of helping people find family members jobs in different parts of the country.

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A platform for helping people design and build virtual reality experiences. The startup is focusing on the gaming side, but says they’re open to partnering with other verticals as well.

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This startup is building an application that connects credit unions with third parties like landlords, allowing them to provide credit to their members at a lower cost than in-person lenders.

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A software company that aims to help employers and HR departments manage the cost of employee benefits. It aims to make it easier for employers to understand what they’re paying and how to improve it. They’re currently in talks with banks to offer a new product.

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A startup to help workers make better business decisions, with a focus on helping them make the right strategic decisions in the long term. It’s currently part of the Techstars accelerator program.

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A company that lets the corporate legal department take direct control of hiring, firing, and training new employees.

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A search engine focused on finding the most relevant articles about a particular topic. The startup is building the search around data from more than 190 million sources across the web. It was recently featured on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

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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.

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A platform for sellers of various goods to sell their goods with the right buyer and at the right time. The startup is currently in beta with one of its partners, which has an e-commerce app for a large US based retailer.

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A tool to help connect students with secondary education with students in a similar grade at a university. The startup helps with translation and registration, and says it has successfully helped one student find a roommate for her roommate’s apartment.

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A B2B company that matches service providers with customers and helps them find the right partners.

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A startup that wants to help connect apartment tenants with home repair services.

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This startup is building a tool that helps companies launch a new product easier and cheaper. It’s currently focused on B2B customers and is looking to partner with the B2B startups that come through YC to help them with their product launch process.

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A shopping platform that’s a hybrid between Amazon and Alibaba. The company is looking to expand, with a particular focus on India, South America, and Asia.

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A platform to make it easier for creative professionals to collaborate with clients. Both parties can share and comment on the project, and get feedback/input from others in the community.

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A Chinese-American startup that’s building an app that makes it easier to pay for things online. The app is in private beta and is already available in Shanghai, Shanghai and other parts of China.

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A company that is building a new kind of search engine that helps you find the best vendors in a given local market. It’s part of the idea that government services should be made more efficient and easy to use.

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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.

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A company that makes satellite communication easier for small businesses, in particular those whose suppliers are overseas.

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A digital marketplace for car parts, where companies buy and sell used parts to each other.

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A startup that makes it easy for retailers to accept payments from third-party app integrations, with plans to expand internationally.

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

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A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

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is a new startup that wants to help HR departments keep track of employee performance. The company has raised $7 million in Series A funding from investors like Accel, Founders Co-op, The Battery Ventures, and others.

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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.

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A company that aims to build a web-based, third-party curator for Amazon. The startup’s founder says that by offering a third-party curator of Amazon, a company can take advantage of the huge inventory of products that Amazon offers and cut out the middleman.

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A platform that enables fans to interact with players and teams to better understand their interests. The startup is currently in a partnership with the NBA; it’s also in a partnership with the A’s to help fans in the Bay Area get better access to the team.

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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.

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A company that’s trying to make fans of a band a small part of the business. It’s a way to bring the band closer to their fans.

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A startup that’s building a marketplace for dispute resolution for startups and small businesses. It pairs companies with a lawyer who works in conjunction with a separate, neutral party.

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A platform for businesses to manage their HR — hiring, payroll, training, and more — from the cloud. The company’s pitch is that the platform can be used by all kinds of businesses, not just HR departments.

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A tool that provides an interface to connect to third-party data sources, like credit cards, loyalty programs, and other apps, to produce a complete customer profile.

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A company that helps doctors and clinics get paid faster for their services. The company has partnerships with over 20,000 healthcare providers and raised $1.1 million.

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Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

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A company that’s building a tool for people to book and pay for apartment rentals.

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This is an application to help people find a doctor and get an appointment within 24 hours. The startup is seeking to partner with hospitals to help users find doctors for in-person visits.

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A startup that helps hospitals create secure software for their staff to access the medical records of patients. The startup has already partnered with hospitals in the U.S. and India.

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A high-speed and cheap way to create custom-made, high-resolution 3D printed parts.

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A product that helps users organize and find their files. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from investors including Y Combinator partner Ryan Dunn, and is now seeking to raise a Series A.

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A subscription app that allows users to set up a recurring payment to a third party. The startup is building out a recurring payments API to serve as a base for other startups that want to create recurring payments solutions.

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A startup that aims to make online payments seamless for millennials and other young people who are not interested in traditional banking It is now part of PayPal

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A crowdfunded loans startup that helps credit unions offer small business loans to their members. It partners with Fiserv and its lending platform.

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A B2B platform that helps car dealerships and dealers find each other and purchase cars. They work with the manufacturer, and then sell the car through a few partner dealers, which is the core part of revenue.

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A startup that is building a platform to help small businesses know the best loan options at the best rates. Part of their pitch is that they’re aiming to help people in emerging markets, where banks are more expensive.

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A B2B company that builds a platform for sales departments to build sales forecast models and forecast dashboards with the help of AI.

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The startup is working with partners to bootstrap the growth of a small-scale 3D printing community by providing the equipment and resources to move from a maker-model printer to a high-quality commercial printer.

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A food delivery service that takes a cut of each order. The startup’s delivery partners are close to becoming available in Brooklyn, with plans to expand to a dozen more by the end of the year. The startup charges a 20% delivery fee.

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This company is building a platform for large retailers to run a giant global inventory system that can be used by partners and independent merchants.

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

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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.

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This startup wants to be the Netflix of dating. It wants to connect couples by matching them based on what they’re looking for in a partner. It also wants to keep track of everything couples do together.

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A white-label company that sells customer data to insurance companies, but the startup says the data it offers is less than what a company buying data from a broker would pay for. Instead of buying a person’s data from a broker, Vitality starts with a person’s data from 3rd party sources and helps them create a profile.

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A startup that’s building an AI-powered email marketing platform, where emails are a lot more personal, without the need to go through a third-party service.

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This startup’s utility is powered by the sharing economy. The app allows people to connect with local drivers and couriers to take care of what can be a labor-intensive activity, like moving a couch to a new apartment or delivering art to a new home.

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A digital service that let’s you connect your job in the digital world to your real world job. The startup helps HR departments better manage the digital talent they’re hiring, and helps companies that are hiring use the digital world to recruit better. The startup has raised $110,000.

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A B2B platform that serves the needs of HR and finance departments to manage their rosters and payrolls.

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Currently, we are only hiring for full-time roles. We are not accepting applications for internships at this time. We are not accepting applications for part-time roles.

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A health startup that was part of the Techstars accelerator.

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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.

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A startup that’s building a “person search engine” for all the people in a particular location, including registered business, registered residents, and registered vehicles

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a technology service to make people’s lives easier by letting them manage their health records from a single source. The startup has a partnership with WellPoint to bring its service to hospitals and doctors.

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

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A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

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The company is building a startup for car-sharing and ride hailing in India. The product is a fleet of tiny electric vehicles that are part of a shared ride service.

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A company that makes business software for small businesses. In February 2017, Infusionsoft closed a Series B funding round led by Greylock Partners that raises the company’s valuation to $200 million.

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This startup is building an API for onboarding third party software into different companies’ workflows. The platform is currently available to customers in four industries.

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This startup is building a tool to help software engineers write more efficient code. The startup partners with teams to sit down with engineers and review their coding, helping them improve their efficiency and the quality of their code.

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An affordable, internal IT service for small businesses. The startup aims to be a technology partner for small businesses, offering a package of IT services to keep employees productive and the business running.

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A tool for helping companies understand which parts of their supply chain are inflating costs.

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A new kind of “under-the-radar” startup that creates and maintains “micro-cities” for renters, like Uber for apartment complexes.

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A startup that wants to make sure that every part of your company is on the same page.

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A tool that predicts which part of a city you might want to live or work in, based on what’s nearby.

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A customer support tool that helps companies make customer calls and unlock customer data with a single API. The startup is currently aiming to partner with larger companies to develop a customer support tool that scales for multiple products.

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A grocery delivery service that works with local farmers in the US. The startup wants to create a local food system for cities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and food miles. The company is currently in the process of getting its first pilot partners.

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A startup formed by former partners of the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

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A startup that helps employers and HR departments manage the hiring process and recruitment. They’ve raised $1.2 million to date, and their 10-person team has already signed on to work with 500 startups.

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A platform that helps teams of small businesses find insurance partners.

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This is an app that helps people practice the piano through video lessons and games. The company is part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 batch.

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A company that makes it easier for people to rent out their apartments. They are also building a marketplace to help people find a renter for their place.

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A startup that helps people who are self-employed or in small businesses understand their taxes. It’s building a better tax calculator and tax software for small businesses, with some initial funding from Accel Partners.

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A collection of partnerships from the food industry, including:

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 A third-party insurance company that offers $0 monthly premiums to customers who pay in full every month.

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A software-as-a-service business which automates the process of helping human resources departments create, manage, and track benefits.

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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.

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A software company that provides a platform to allow employees to submit professional development suggestions that are then implemented as part of a company’s onboarding process. The startup has signed on 5 companies and is profitable.

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A system for companies to track and manage their repair/replace parts inventory

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A software company that helps property owners and managers of condominiums and apartment buildings track floor plans and find lost residents.

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A company that wants to “create the next generation of architecture” with “sustainable, sustainable” buildings. The company uses the idea of “architecture as a verb” to help people think about their buildings as the sum of the parts, not just the whole.

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A partnership between a French startup and a Chinese firm, with an eye on the international market. A company that wants to make marketing easy for small businesses.

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A fashion company that wants to make it easy for fashion brands to integrate the sales of third party products into their own websites.

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A startup that’s developing a platform to help real estate agents find more rental properties by searching for apartments on sites like Zillow and Rent.com.

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A “complete-home automation platform”, with a home security, lighting, and HVAC system in one box. The startup is one of the first companies to be accepted into the InnovateHER program, and has a partnership with Amazon Alexa.

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A tool for managing the data on a small to medium sized business. It’s a white label product that is available to be customized by either a third party or a business owner.

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A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

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This startup wants to make it easier for anyone to find a roommate. The team wants to provide a way for people to connect with each other that doesn’t require a third party verification.

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A startup that wants to create a platform for managing the growing number of products that are connected to the internet, and which want to be part of the Internet of Things.

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This startup is creating a marketplace for L.A. real estate agents to connect with renters looking for apartments. It's an online marketplace that connects renters with agents and offers a page where agents can post listings for rent on their own website.

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A startup that is building a mobile app to help drivers avoid parking tickets. They’re also looking to partner with local governments.

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A platform to save money on airline tickets for frequent travelers. The company’s software automatically determines how much you’d pay each way to get to a particular destination, based on your previous travel history.

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A platform that helps companies manage warranty claims. It’s an internal tool for companies, but they’re looking to add third-party vendors to use the platform as well.

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

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A platform for managing the career of a single individual. The company’s goal is to give a platform to employers to manage the career of a single individual. The platform is particularly interesting because it would allow a company to manage the career of a single individual.

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A platform that helps retail merchants with third-party logistics and returns.

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A company that makes it easy for anyone to get online in the Philippines. The startup partners with telecoms to provide Internet in areas where it’s not a priority, and has also partnered with the government to provide WiFi in the streets and public areas.

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A new kind of Airbnb for flower deliveries. The company hopes to have 10,000 commercial partners by the end of the year.

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With this startup, you can get a custom, one-of-a-kind shirt, crewneck sweater, or a onesie with your favorite movie character’s face on it. They want to build a brand for fans of a particular movie or TV show to wear with pride.

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A platform for aggregating and selling data from consumer-facing apps. The startup has raised $20 million to date, and has partnerships with companies like Tastemade, Twitter, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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A startup for finding and sharing the best parties in your city

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A startup that helps people focus on the most important part of a project: the design.

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This startup wants to help employers provide paid maternity leave to their employees. They’re looking to partner with employers to offer paid leave.

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A company that helps connect users with movers, whether it’s for students moving into a new apartment or for people moving out of an office.

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A booking app for millennials, featuring curated events from a local partner.

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This startup is building an online marketplace for the sale of computer parts, but based on the free and open source project OpenELEC.

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A real estate service for renting out short-term furnished apartments.

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A company that makes it easier for people to take part in action sports, like surfing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding.

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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 subscription-based service for managing your credit score. The startup is looking to partner with banks and credit card companies to make it easier to monitor your credit.

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A company that sells custom-made T-shirts for its customers, and has partnered with a number of companies like Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Tapatalk to offer exclusive designs.

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A startup that sends flowers to a person's phone. The startup, which launched in May, has partnered with over 50 retailers and plans to expand into more.

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The idea is to be an online marketplace for companies to buy and sell their parts. Each part has a unique identifier that allows them to track their whereabouts. The founders say they have raised $8.5 million to date and are already working with over 10 companies.

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A startup that helps users organize their pictures and videos through a mobile app. The startup has partnered with Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox.

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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.

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A business that is using blockchain to help eliminate the need for third-party services.

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One of the most important parts of the mission is to create a platform that allows workers to generate a living wage while keeping them connected to their friends and family.

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 A web and mobile platform for restaurants to manage their orders, with a mobile app that makes it easier to manage all the different parts of a restaurant.

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A location-based mobile gaming platform that partners with cities to hold gaming tournaments and earn revenue from in-app purchases.

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A startup in India that helps homebuyers navigate the confusing and tedious process of buying an apartment

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A data-driven platform for B2B businesses looking to make smarter hiring decisions. The company says they have over 10,000 customers, including YC partner Stripe.

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A tool that helps streamline managing relationships with your customers, suppliers, and partners. They’re also working with a few government agencies to help companies build better products.

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A startup that wants to connect buyers with people who have what they need, from spare parts to rare books.

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A way of organizing parts of your life in a way that makes sense, allowing you to “organize everything in one place, and all the right things are right where you need them.”

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In November, 2018, YC alumni and partners went on to found

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A startup that gives you a way to help manage your finances without having to go to a full-service bank. The startup wants to serve as a more simple way for consumers to manage their finances and wants to be a part of the conversation around empowering consumers.

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

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Buyat is a service that lets people rent out their car for short periods to make money. The startup is looking to partner with dealerships and fleets.

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This startup helps businesses sell their spare computer parts to repair shops for cash.

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A “pre-purchase” platform that helps people make decisions on whether or not they should buy a particular item. The goal is to help people save for the future without having to waste time or money on unnecessary purchases.

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A startup that helps businesses advertise to college students, as part of a bigger initiative to build a community of college students for businesses.

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A platform for insurers, doctors, hospitals, and patients to communicate data about a patient without having to go through a third party. The data is used to improve care and reduce costs, and it’s currently being used in the UK.

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A utility bill management service for apartment owners.

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A platform that helps companies build their own “anchor stores” — the “experiences” that people want to do in a particular city. For example, a company like Amazon might want to open up a store in San Francisco, but they’re not the first company to do so. The startup builds out a list of all the other stores in the area, and allows companies to apply to open up a new one.

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A company that helps managers and employees to communicate effectively. It’s a private messaging app with a long list of partners that is easy to use and lets people stay in touch with coworkers.

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A software company that builds tools for online content creators to optimize their income by using tools like Google AdSense and YouTube Partner Program.

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A platform for sharing knowledge, with a particular focus on the medical profession. The startup wants to cut the time doctors spend on paperwork, allowing them to have more time for patient care.

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A tool to help people make and sell their own physical products online, particularly since they’ve already gone through the work of designing them.

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A platform for businesses (mostly restaurants) to offer delivery services without having to depend on third parties.

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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.

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A startup that partners with local retailers to curate a handful of in-store activities for users to enjoy. These “experiences” are curated by the user’s location and can be anything from a free cup of coffee to a free library book.

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A platform for bringing together all the parts of an event — from venue, to catering, to security, to entertainment — into a centralized dashboard.

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A product that claims to help people transition from a full-time to a part-time lifestyle. It’s working with about 10 clients in the US.

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

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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.

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A company that helps HR departments with the onboarding, training and development of their employees.

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

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The startup is building a suite of tools for companies to manage their supply chains. The startup is partnering with a number of companies to help them better manage their supply chains.

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A platform for tracking and understanding the health of small businesses. The platform incorporates data from disparate sources like patient feedback and third-party surveys to provide real-time insights into the health of a business.

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A new version of the popular private messaging app for Android, to be released in early 2018. It will have new features and a re-designed interface, and will allow people to purchase and download stickers and other content from the company’s partners.

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A platform for companies to get a better handle on their runways of suppliers, factories, and partners.

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A platform for supporting and managing workers in the gig economy, allowing users to pay third parties for work done only by their employees. Currently in a private beta for companies with fewer than 10 employees.

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A partnership with a local entrepreneur to help them get their product to market.

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A startup that is building a new type of credit card for low-income people by partnering with an NGO in Brazil to give these people access to credit for groceries, utilities, and gas.

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Ira is a tool that helps people manage and communicate with their business partners and suppliers. The business development team can use the platform to find and get to know new partners, and the sales team can help handle communication, relationships, and resources, all in one place.

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A content recommendation platform that partners with influencers to help them get more followers and more engagement. They say they’re already working with a number of celebrities.

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A platform that makes it easy for companies and employees to get reimbursed for food ordered online. It’s currently working with a few international companies and has a few other international partnerships in the works.

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A startup that helps B2B companies automate their expenses. The company’s software is built to be used by the finance department to track expenses, and to automatically reconcile them with the appropriate accounting system.

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A startup meant to help people find the best rates on apartments, vacation homes, services and more.

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A startup that connects customers to third-party products that can be shipped in a day, rather than weeks.

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A startup that creates apps for restaurants, choosing to partner with restaurants that have a “local” feel. The startup is currently focusing on the US and UK, but plans to expand to other countries.

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The team behind the app is looking to work with new and existing government agencies as part of the White House’s national cybersecurity framework. They want to help the Federal government more quickly and efficiently identify and contain cyber threats.

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A cloud-based service for connecting healthcare providers with their patients. The company launched in March and is part of the NYU health IT incubator.

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A tool that allows people to find out the cheapest way to drive to a particular location.

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Vape2Life is a packaging and fulfillment startup that’s trying to make it easier for e-cigarette companies to ship their products. The company is offering fulfillment through its own fulfillment centers, as well as working with partners like UPS and FedEx to get products into the hands of customers.

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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.

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Part of the problem with software is that it’s hard to measure how well an app is working. AppZilla wanted to solve that problem by building a platform for developers to track their app’s stats. The startup is focusing on mobile apps, and has already raised $1.5 million.

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A startup that allows Web-based forms to be filled out and emailed to multiple parties, animated for each person to see who has responded.

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A tool for mobile developers to integrate their apps with third-party tools in order to save time and money, and a more efficient way to do things.

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A software platform for healthcare companies to manage their prescription costs. Has been used to automate over 40% of the cost of a typical Medicare Part D plan.

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A company that makes modular office furniture that can be built by a customer, shipping it in 5 parts. It currently has 3 large manufacturers that it works with building its products in China.

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This startup wants to give people a way to donate money to causes that don’t have any existing infrastructure to collect or accept donations. It’s building out a platform that allows users to donate money to charities of their choice — with no fees or transaction fees, and no minimum amount. The company is building its own user base, with the goal of being a partner with any charity that wants to work with them.

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A startup focused on the healthcare industry that partners with pharmaceutical companies to build data products to make drug development more efficient.

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A 3D printing solution for printing custom parts on demand, or as a service for companies with regular customers.

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A startup for selling used cars, selling cars wholesale and at a lower cost than dealerships. The startup has partnered with dealerships in the US already, and is adding an auto insurance product to help offset the cost of rental cars for customers.

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A platform that helps businesses like accounting, legal, and human resources departments manage the paperwork, invoicing, and payments for companies all in one place.

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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.

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E-commerce site for America’s small towns, offering everything from electronics to home goods. The company is looking for more partners to grow the business.

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A startup that seeks to solve the problem of employees jumping from company to company, working with different managers in different departments. The company lets employees create profiles, giving the main manager a chance to see who they’ve worked with and what they’ve done in their previous jobs.

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A tool for finding out how much a particular product costs on Amazon.

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A startup that helps companies use their database as part of their marketing with a service that allows companies to send internal mail with customer data via a marketing platform.

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A startup that wants to build a ‘truly open’ product stack so that any business can build apps for their customers. Using a pricing plan that forces a company to choose between building an app on their own platform or using a third party.

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A startup called Ava is the first to offer a solution to the “last mile problem” in ride-sharing. It’s a payment system that allows riders to send money to driver partners via Venmo.

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A startup for buying and selling used cars, part of a larger company that also offers car-sharing services. Their customers can use the company’s vehicle for their work, then turn it back in when they’re done.

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A unique, third-party app that helps you track your shipping from UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, and Aliexpress. The company has sold $20,000 in products since October 1, 2016.

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A messenger for businesses that allows them to communicate with customers, employees, and partners through integrated messaging tools.

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A startup that’s working to solve a problem in the credit card industry is using a partnership with PNC Bank to bring a check deposit service to 100,000 customers.

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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.

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A startup that’s built a tool for companies to learn about their customers in order to optimize their experience. It’s currently being used by a particular customer, and the company says it has data from around 50 other clients.

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A student loan refinance platform. The company is looking to partner up with large banks to refinance student loans.

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A cloud-based accounting software that helps companies simplify their accounting, with a focus on helping retailers and other small businesses that don’t have a full-time accounting department.

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San Francisco-based startups, the city is famous for being “the capital of startups.” However, in recent years, the city has begun to lose its startup scene to other locales in the Bay Area, particularly Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco itself.

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Campus Labs’s goal is to help students find low-cost and free apartment rentals while still providing professional service and quality amenities

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Smart contracts for the real estate industry, which are built on top of Ethereum, allowing parties to create smart contracts for leases, escrows and home sales.

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This startup makes software for a company that makes custom parts for cars. CNC Solutions creates parts for specific cars, like a wheel hub for an Audi R8. The startup claims that if a company has a client they can't make a part for, they'll be able to turn around an order in six hours.

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A startup that connects people who want to have a dinner party with people who have the time to prepare the dinner party for them

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A startup that provides a service for cleaning up and removing junk from a home or apartment

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A startup that provides a service for people who are going through a divorce They do everything for you, including finding your next partner

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A startup that provides an app for finding people who are interested in being a part of a mastermind group

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A startup that sells a tool for people to use when they are moving so that they can take apart their furniture

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A startup that provides a service for matching up people who are moving so they can check out apartments together

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Idea: An online backup service that uses encryption to protect data from anyone other than the owner of a particular account

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Idea: A more sustainable and affordable apartment building for college students

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Idea: A startup for the rental housing market that helps residents find and book apartments

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Idea: A business that helps companies build and manage lists of users who are interested in a particular product The company has a subscription model, and its largest customer is in the pharmaceutical industry

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Idea: A software company that helps enterprises retain their most valuable employees, by providing a third-party system that handles internal communications across teams

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Idea: A help desk automation tool that aims to help IT departments better understand and manage their infrastructure

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Idea: A startup for short-term rentals, with a twist: a $100k insurance policy that covers any damages to the apartment up to a $5 million limit.

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Idea: A voice-activated “interface for the real world”, like a “JARVIS for the physical world”. The founders say it currently “works with every major cloud provider”, and that they’re looking to partner with companies that need the technology to build in-house platforms.

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Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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Idea: A startup that wants to re-create the “best part of the job interview”: the speed dating side of

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A SaaS company that helps small businesses manage their capital flow. They help companies figure out when to take partners on, and how to best fund their businesses.

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Idea: This is a real estate startup that wants to help people find homes to rent. They’re looking to target people who’ve been priced out of the market and need to rent instead of buy. The startup’s pitch is that it’s better than Craigslist because it focuses on neighborhoods and can recommend specific apartments.

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Idea: A startup for small businesses looking to work with contractors. The startup helps make sure there’s a legal structure that’s sound and protects both parties.

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Idea: A startup that makes sense of the different data that’s collected from different parts of a factory, or a building

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Idea: A startup that helps people who are new to a city find places to live. The startup is targeting international students, new workers and the like, and aims to partner with landlords to make a profit.

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Idea: A technology company that’s building an API to automatically match parts of a building’s structure with subcontractors. The idea is to help construction businesses better manage manpower.

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A software platform for helping HR departments with open jobs find the most qualified candidates. They’ve raised $2.2 million.

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Idea: This startup is building machine learning software that helps people create smoother panning and zooming in videos. The startup previously sold a product called Flycam that helps camera operators smoothly move from one part of the scene to another.

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Idea: An online marketplace of products made by independent designers. Designers can keep 90% of sales, or have the option to partner with the startup for a 40% revenue share. The startup also aims to make the discovery process easier by curating the top items from each designer.

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Idea: The team is building equipment for the workplace, like medical supplies. It’s trying to scale into a high growth business by partnering with large companies.

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Idea: A third-party application for managing the construction process of a home. It works to help management companies coordinate the flow of work on a building site, and help architect firms coordinate the flow of work on a construction site.

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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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A startup for meeting planners and event services. A software company that helps companies manage their capital, cash, and expense budgets. A SaaS company that provides companies with an easy way to predict how much inventory they will need to order. An online marketplace that connects hotel merchants, small businesses, and other groups with the company’s hotel partners. A solution for real-estate brokers to manage and share MLS data securely.

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A dating startup for people who want to find a house or apartment to rent. It is a marketplace for renting places to live.

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A startup that has a service to help people decide which of their friends to ask to go to a party

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A startup that provides a service to help a person plan and put together a dinner party

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A startup that helps people find others to share an apartment with while they are abroad

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A platform that allows users to purchase and sell data. For instance, a third-party could use the API to compare the cost of an Uber ride in different cities.

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A startup to buy and sell used cars, with a focus on providing a safe and easy way for folks to manage everything involved in the process. The startup wants to make it easy to sell a car without involving a third party.

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A startup that helps people move to a more expensive apartment in a city that is rapidly gentrifying

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A startup that sends a person to your home to help you clean your apartment or house or garage

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