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A tool that helps entrepreneurs write the best pitches possible for angel investors.

2,295

A machine-learning based platform that can predict the likelihood of you turning into a customer by looking at your behavior on other sites.

253

A chat therapy app for depression and anxiety.

218

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to help prevent fraud in payments. It’s an API for banks and merchants to check if accounts are being used fraudulently.

214

The company was founded by Ramy El Bannaoui and Chris Curtis, who had previously founded the company in 2007 and sold it in 2011.

205

A startup that’s building a crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs. The company is working with the Stars Foundation, which helps invest in startups in developing countries, to create an online platform to help entrepreneurs raise funds.

192

This company is trying to bring the power of machine learning to stock markets. It’s working to create a way to use machine learning to find correlations between stock prices and macroeconomic data, to identify bubbles and create predictive models.

184

The startup aims to help people who suffer from depression and anxiety by

169

This startup will help prevent people from losing their data due to hardware failure.

160

A startup that aims to help people with severe anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues find the resources they need to get better

154

An AI for fraud prevention for banks.

142

This startup wants to build a new type of credit card for the underbanked, especially in developing countries. It takes the form of a prepaid card and is available in any currency. Given the lack of banking options in many such countries, the startup sees a lot of potential for growth.

142

A dating app that matches people based on similar musical preferences.

139

Provides employees with a way to share their workplace preferences with their team so they can maximize their efficiency.

133

A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

131

A team on a mission to build better and more accurate algorithms to predict the future of the US presidency.

129

A startup that helps people who are preparing for retirement: for example, figuring out how much they need to save, etc

127

 A micro-funding platform for entrepreneurs, reducing the cost of startup capital for high growth startups by providing a mechanism for investors to match their own funds with the startups they care about. The goal is to save startups money on the front end while generating real returns on the back end.

127

A tool that predicts the future of hiring using artificial intelligence.

126

A startup that sells a tool for determining if someone is lying or not (voice recognition, eye movement, micro-expressions)

122

A program that trains and supports people to become entrepreneurs. The startup has raised $1.35 million.

120

Idea: A startup that helps companies hire entry-level engineers by arming them with a set of pre-screening questions that help them identify potential candidates

116

A toolkit to help non-profits build and manage websites. Its pre-built themes include a person-powered fundraising site, an environmental website, and a donation-based site.

116

A startup that provides a service for people to help them prepare for an interview

114

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

113

A “global prescription drug purchasing company”, with offices in New York, LA, and London.

111

This is a startup that aims to help entrepreneurs raise money by turning to friends and family for loans.

110

A tool for developers that helps them create and manage their own website, on top of WordPress or another CMS.

107

This startup is building an AI toolkit for content creators. The idea is to help people be more precise in their work and to help content creators get paid more for it.

106

A new way to evaluate performance, using machine learning to predict whether a team will meet goals before they’re even met.

106

A startup that provides software that helps people with their taxes so they don’t have to pay a tax preparer

105

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.

105

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

103

The University of New South Wales presents the Startup Genome annually.

103

This startup wants to help the international diplomatic community solve some of the most pressing problems by building an online platform for them to share their expertise.

103

A platform to help companies control and manage their entire supply chain. The company wants to aggregate data on every step in the supply chain, create a comprehensive map of it and manage it all from a single dashboard.

103

A startup that wants to make it easy for developers to build and host websites of their own Think of it like WordPresscom, but for developers

101

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

101

A startup that aims to bring the transparency of online voting to the world of online retail, where many retailers don’t always do their best to represent their products to their customers.

100

Startup founders are being more aggressive in the US, with a few companies in the last year getting VCs to fund them at seed or Series A-level, when they may have previously been too early.

99

A small business loan for entrepreneurs, with a focus on women

99

A data science startup focused on building machine learning solutions for the shipping and logistics industry. The company helps companies identify patterns in their data and build predictive models to improve operational efficiency.

99

This is a mobile application that helps entrepreneurs find, vet and manage teams. It was built by Y Combinator’s own team and is a set of tools that help founders navigate the startup ecosystem.

99

A security startup that’s building a platform to automatically detect and prevent fraud in the payments industry.

99

A platform that helps music artists with marketing, merchandising, and tour management. They have also launched a new app, PressPlay, that’s a digital music locker.

98

A company that helps people easily find local, personal tax preparers. It’s a bit like TaxJar, which helps make tax season less painful.

97

This is a game that teaches players about the history of transportation, from the earliest days of the wheel to the present. The game has been played over 100 million times.

97

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

96

The startup is building an app that integrates with Nest thermostats to automatically adjust your thermostat based on your schedule and preferences.

96

"The premise of the premise of the premise..."

95

Note: This list is not comprehensive, and does not include all the companies that applied to YC in 2017.

95

A chat bot that lets people through meditation than can be used to help people battle depression

95

In the summer of 2016, the Y Combinator Summer School launched a $100,000 scholarship for students who attend the program. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

94

A smartphone app that helps patients help themselves. The app helps users manage their prescriptions, so they can take medications at the right time, and refill them before they run out. It also serves as a reminder to patients that they’re taking their meds, and will remind them when their prescriptions are about to expire.

94

The startup is building a platform that is able to recognize a set of facial expressions and, in real-time, translate them into emotions. It also translates any other language into emotions. The company promises to keep an eye on emotions in real-time, helping businesses avoid misunderstandings and improve customer service.

93

See Thru is building a tool to help entrepreneurs get their ideas into market faster.

93

A web-based company that helps businesses track and manage their expenses. It is company that offers a “price tracking system” in which businesses create a spreadsheet, and then captures all their expenses through the software.

93

This’s the second time around for the company, which previously launched a version of its product in China in 2017, and lost most of its customers after the Chinese government blocked its service.

93

A startup that wants to help people manage their debt, using a predictive system that helps them know whether they’re spending too much or too little.

93

A startup that provides credit to college students based on their predictive ability of their future grades

92

A startup that people with depression can use to get treatment

92

Wearable sensors that help detect the presence of volatile gases in buildings.

92

a company that helps customers in Europe manage their money quickly and easily. Its first product will be a prepaid Visa card that can be loaded with cash through a debit card.

92

The company is building a platform that will allow people to land on a page with a listing of homes for sale, to create a profile, and then receive a personalized email to show homes that match their preferences.

92

Health insurance is so complicated that people often prefer to just pay the tax penalty and ignore it. This startup wants to make health insurance easy, with an automated system encouraging people to enroll and take advantage of the tax savings.

91

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.

91

A hardware company building a connected kitchen to help manage and measure food preparation.

91

A company that wants to build a system that predicts the future of cities as they grow and change.

91

A startup that wants to help people with depression and anxiety get the most out of life, by providing personalized recommendations on how

90

A travel booking app that uses AI to create itineraries for users based on their preferences. It launched in early July.

90

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

90

 This app helps you manage your Twitter presence by allowing you to post Tweets in bulk with an interface that helps you organize and schedule your posts.

90

A startup working on a program to prevent water damage in homes.

90

A platform that helps people find apprenticeships, and connect with employers.

90

A company that helps companies build a global presence for their products without having to hire overseas workers

89

This startup lets employers create employee referral programs and sells the referral fees. The startup’s customers include companies like Wayfair, Zillow, and American Express.

89

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

89

A platform that aims to help businesses with their growing digital presence in fashion and retail. They currently have 1,000 merchants and $2.5 million in revenue.

89

"We're a team of entrepreneurs who formed to create a company that helps the world's most powerful brands get more relevant and influential messages sent their way."

89

 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.

89

A startup that creates a turnkey system to help entrepreneurs get started in the right direction

88

This startup’s goal is to prevent ad fraud. It uses a combination of machine learning, data mining, and crowdsourcing to help companies like Amazon and Google detect fraudulent activity on their platforms.

88

A company that predicts how much a customer is willing to spend on a new product and then serves up the product based on that prediction.

88

A startup that helps people find and buy homes for $1,000, and is backed by former President Bill Clinton.

88

A company that lets consumers sell pre-owned goods. The company is currently in an early stage of fundraising.

88

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

87

Meetup is a platform for people to meet up in person and interact with each other. It's especially useful for groups that have members spread across different cities or different countries.

87

A startup that provides online freelance services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

87

A startup that wants to “build a better IDE” for mobile apps, with features like a live preview of changes to code.

87

Matching job seekers with employers, coupled with goal-setting and coaching, could help reduce the representation of men in the American workforce.

87

A company that helps companies book tours and events at museums and galleries. The startup’s founders previously worked at the Louvre, and want to help them grow their business in the UK, US, and Canada.

87

A company that sends workers out to measure sites for a precise fit for solar panels

87

A startup that uses machine learning to help prevent check fraud.

87

A “smart” hospital bed that monitors patients and adjusts the temperature in response to their health concerns. It also tracks their movements to prevent falls.

87

This startup is building a telepresence technology that allows you to virtually work from home.

86

A group of entrepreneurs who were tasked with building out the Internet of Things for the US government. The team is building a programmable thermostat, which they say will “change the way people live and work”.

86

A software-as-a-service platform for banks, designed to provide a consistent and comprehensive experience for users and businesses.

86

A company that helps employees with allergies prevent reactions to the things they eat, rather than just dealing with them after a reaction occurs.

86

A startup that wants to create an online store that uses artificial intelligence to automatically find and purchase items that match a customer’s taste and preferences.

86

This startup wants to provide users with a platform to create personalized content across different platforms. The company describes it as a Snapchat for creative expressions.

85

An online marketplace for digital goods and services, built on the premise that a closed loop market can be established within an existing open market (e.g. Facebook)

85

A startup that helps optimize “predictions and projections” for companies.

85

A startup that helps to ensure that you’re not being cheated by local taxi drivers. The startup offers a database of pre-vetted taxi drivers, helping to ensure that you’re taken to the right place, and not taken to a dodgy place.

85

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to take a quiz to see which of their tastes and preferences are similar to which of their friends’.

85

A startup that takes a tax-prep checklist and places it online, so that people can use it to prepare their taxes at any time.

85

The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.

85

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.

85

A startup that helps the millions of people who have a food allergy or are just looking for healthier options prepare meals easily.

85

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict where companies will be in three years. They’re based in Philadelphia but working with clients around the world.

85

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.

84

A startup for pre-owned tablets.

84

A company that is building a model to predict food allergies that can be used by the food industry to help them produce more nutritious, less allergenic food.

84

The following were selected by our judges in a preliminary round of judging:

84

People who want to start a company but don’t know how to do so can learn to do it from this startup. They teach entrepreneurs how to raise small amounts of money, how to run a team, and how to keep track of their business.

84

A startup that uses AI and machine learning to build financial tools that are better at predicting risk.

84

A startup that wants to make it easier for businesses to build their own online store. Instead of a lengthy process of building an e-commerce site themselves, the startup will make it easy for a business to buy in to a pre-built site.

84

A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

84

This company is building a way to leverage the 50 million unclaimed American Express rewards cards that are sitting in a dormant state, unclaimed. The company wants to make it easier for companies to manage those rewards cards.

83

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

83

This is a tool for people who want to get paid to write content for others, and it’s built on the WordPress platform. It lets people write blog posts, copywriting articles, or any other type of content for clients.

83

The app uses algorithms to predict the likelihood that a person will commit suicide. It then sends the person a message to remind them to seek help.

83

The startup is building a self-learning AI that can help brands predict customer behavior and determine what products to sell.

83

Seed-stage, early-stage, and pre-seed stage seed-stage companies are typically those that are less than 2 years old, and are valued between $500,000 and

83

A platform that helps English language learners practice by presenting them with text in a way that will help them understand.

83

A tool designed to bring transparency to the loan origination process, helping to prevent fraud, identify the best loan products, and save lenders money.

83

Online content creation and distribution company that has helped over 250,000 artists and entrepreneurs connect with brands like Nike, Dell, Mercedez-Benz, and Amazon.

83

A digital bank account for the Philippines. The startup is currently in pre-launch, and has nearly 200,000 members.

83

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

83

A startup that gives data on the role of the press in different countries, and what countries are most open to outside reporters.

82

A startup that helps people to buy and sell used cars, which helps save the environment. The entrepreneurs say that they’ve seen a lot of interest in the platform from US car dealerships.

82

The list is not all-inclusive, but we've tried to include a representative sample of the many companies, startups, and other organizations in the Philadelphia tech scene.

82

A predictive model that recommends products based on the person’s age and income, and also if it’s a “special occasion”.

82

A platform to help college students compare programs and prepare for graduation.

82

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

82

A company that makes both low-cost and premium products for the fashion industry. The premium products include the T-shirt, the slim-fit denim, and the leather jacket. The company is also manufacturing a line of eyewear, and it recently launched a line of knitwear for women.

82

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

82

A startup that provides a service to help people who are getting divorced (I would prefer this to be a service that provides advice on how to get through the divorce)

81

A machine learning startup that wants to build a predictive model of your business to help you make better decisions.

81

A way to easily build custom apps from Bootstrap, Wordpress, and Drupal templates.

81

A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

81

A startup that wants to get more people to express themselves through GIFs in the hopes that people will create better-looking ones.

81

A self-serve platform for saving money on auto insurance or just comparing rates, which they say is “faster, cheaper, and more comprehensive then any other website”. They currently have $2.5 million in monthly recurring revenue and are looking to launch in Miami and Atlanta.

81

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

81

A company that aims to help users identify how much they are spending on their utilities each month, and help companies better predict demand.

81

A startup that provides a service where people can order a box of pre-selected items for their doorstep

80

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

80

This is a non-profit that gives "micro-loans" to entrepreneurs in Laos so they can start businesses. The startup has raised $50,000 in seed funding.

80

A health insurance product that allows people to pay monthly premiums for a low deductible, and then cover the rest.

80

An IoT startup that uses sensors and algorithms to predict when a vehicle is getting a flat tire, and then alerts the driver.

80

The Tampa Bay, Florida-based startup is building a platform that allows users to search for and access previously stolen goods.

80

A travel management system for businesses, which enables them to book travel for clients and manage that travel, including meal preferences.

80

A CRM for retailers that uses machine learning to predict consumer behavior and then recommend what products to sell based on their past purchases

80

This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

80

A venture for helping people find and book cheap flights on both domestic and international flights. The startup is a spin-off of co-founder and CEO Zachary Mider’s previous startup, which is also focused on domestic flights.

80

This is a startup that helps businesses demo their products on the web, using pre-made widgets that look like online store pages.

80

A company that allows entrepreneurs to raise money with their credit cards (and pay back later with future earnings).

80

The company is building an app that uses artificial intelligence to try to predict what you’re going to want based on what you’ve bought before.

80

 A startup that gives people a way to create a mascot to represent their business

79

This company uses algorithms to predict what things you like based on your online browsing history and then matches you with like-minded people for future purchases.

79

A software company that helps companies build out their marketing automation systems, allowing them to focus on the marketing tasks they know how to do well rather than managing spreadsheets.

79

This is a “Y Combinator for entrepreneurs”, where people can get feedback and advice from Y Combinator alumni.

79

A $1 billion startup that sells customized health insurance plans for startups and entrepreneurs.

79

A startup that lets you create videos and images with text in the background in real-time to create what’s called a "Voxel" — an image with a 3D representation of a text sentence.

79

A mobile-first bank focused on small business owners and entrepreneurs.

79

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.

79

A startup that is building an algorithm that predicts the future of retail.

79

A platform that helps you make never-ending, premium video content for your YouTube channel. It allows creators to generate content and not worry about the ad revenue.

79

A platform to help users manage and make sense of their music libraries. It’s a Spotify for non-premium users.

79

 A data platform that helps detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud on all payments. It works with banks, Venmo, and Western Union.

79

This is a startup that’s building a personalized fitness plan for you based on your fitness goals, and your preferences like what music you like, which music to play, and what kind of food you like. It’s like an Uber for fitness.

79

A startup for building and selling websites using pre-made templates.

79

A tool for identifying and preventing fraudulent donations to political campaigns.

79

A “Kiva for the world”, allowing investors to crowdfund for loans to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

78

This startup is a platform that allows shoppers to send gifts to any other shopper with a linked debit or credit card, or even a prepaid card.

78

A web-based P2P lending platform that uses the blockchain to ensure the cashflow of the loan, using AI to predict default rates.

78

A company that wants to fund and manage the creation of new content in the form of online videos or podcasts. It is backed by former CNN president Jonathan Klein and has raised $7 million from investors and is already active in several markets, including the UK.

78

 SaaS that helps business owners create a CRM on demand (rather than on premise and using Excel)

78

A tool to help predict and prevent the spread of malware, malware-related scams, and other malicious software.

78

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.

78

This company wants to teach people how to be a good entrepreneur. The company’s founder is Anand Rajaraman, who ran a business development and strategy practice at Amazon and Google for more than a decade.

78

Trying to arm the elderly with a health monitoring device that allows them to get reminders about medication, blood pressure, and other dangerous health conditions.

78

A company that wants to use artificial intelligence to help people grow their Instagram presence.

78

 Gives entrepreneurs and startups easy access to the hardware they need to build and run their business. Founded by a former Microsoft engineer, the company has raised $2.5M and is launching in beta today.

78

A startup that uses the power of past sales information to predict returns on investments, helping investors make better financial decisions.

78

A startup that “aims to help entrepreneurs build products that are fit for the mainstream market” with their software as a service platform. They have $4.5 million in funding.

78

A startup that provides a service to help people with cleaning up their digital presence For example, helping people close

77

A startup that provides a service where you can order healthy meals that are pre-plated and delivered to your house

77

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.

77

A company that helps connect individuals and families to caregivers, offering them a premium subscription service.

77

A startup that uses AI to help companies identify and eliminate wasteful expenses by learning from previous transactions.

77

A startup that helps small business owners manage and grow their business across the internet by allowing them to create a virtual storefront, and tap into the expertise of other entrepreneurs.

77

A collaborative digital design tool for creative entrepreneurs.

77

A tiny startup with a big mission: it wants to find out what happens to coral reefs when they are threatened by climate change. The company has launched a stand up paddleboard to see how much pollution and sediment a reef can handle, and wants to combine this with data from satellites and drones.  The startup also wants to restore coral reefs and is building a drone to do this.  It plans to use this data to create predictive models of how reefs could react to climate change.

77

A startup that lets users upload, preview and purchase a pre-made selection of stock photos from thousands of professional photographers and stock photo agencies. Users can save money by purchasing images from photographers at lower than standard rates, and then have them professionally curated by the company.

77

A use case-based apprenticeship platform for nurses, health technicians, and other healthcare professionals.

77

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

76

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.

76

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

76

A new kind of company that uses algorithms and machine learning to predict how well its customers will do in the future. Possible applications include helping companies set up 401k plans that are as good for their employees as they are for the company’s bottom line.

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This is a startup that’s building a data science team for brands in order to get smarter, more predictive and better at predicting the future of marketing

76

A digital platform that helps entrepreneurs find investors.

76

This startup is producing the next generation of technologies that can detect and remove water in buildings to prevent mold, bacteria, and other harmful microbes from growing.

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A digital marketplace for pre-made email newsletters. They say they’re building the email equivalent of Amazon’s marketplace.

75

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

75

A company that helps prevent data breaches. The startup’s software uses a “trusted data model” to protect data, and prevent hackers from accessing it.

75

A company that helps people in the US get discounts, gifts, and discounts on their prescriptions. It’s currently for people with high-deductible insurance plans.

75

This startup will help people create powerpoint-style presentations with built-in live video.

75

 A team who wants to build a platform for doctors to manage prescriptions and patient records.

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This startup is building a platform for biopharmaceutical companies to build a custom prescription drug formulary, or a list of drugs that doctors are allowed to prescribe to patients.

75

"The world’s first social dating app for underrepresented groups,” which is to say, people of color.

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A startup that provides a service for people to record a speech or presentation and then have it transcribed

74

A startup that uses AI and machine learning to help companies predict their customers’ behavior, and to craft customer experiences better suited to those behaviors.

74

A software company that uses AI to predict your monthly credit card payments, based on your current spending.

74

A startup that promises to improve the reliability of your WiFi, by giving you a constant connection to the internet even when you’re in an area with weak signals. The idea is pretty simple — by bouncing a signal off of a cell tower, the startup is able to provide a stronger signal to the device. At the moment, it’s in a sort of alpha stage — the company will be launching a Kickstarter in early 2016 to help fund a smartphone app, which will then be released for the general public.

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A digital platform that helps medical professionals collaborate and share prescriptions.

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A mobile app that helps businesses track sales to prevent fraud.

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Pinlighter is an online service for drugstores that gives customers a fast, easy, and personalized way to comparison-shop for prescription drugs. The startup, which has raised $2.3M, was founded in October 2015 and now has more than 1,000 customers in the Chicago area.

73

The company is building a platform that brings restaurant recommendations to digital platforms, allowing users to receive a personalized dining experience that’s tailored to their preferences.

73

This is “a healthcare startup for the world’s largest democracy” – India. It aims to help patients get their prescriptions filled at the lowest prices possible, and is already working with several pharmaceutical companies in India for a $3 million revenue run rate.

73

A product that tracks the digital footprints of their clients (by tracking device signals) and then uses machine learning algorithms to predict what they’re going to do next. They want to use this data to build a digital reputation system for brands.

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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.

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A company that provides software for doctors to share information about their patients. The software automates the process of these records and allows the doctor to focus on more pressing tasks.

73

A sales tool for companies with an online presence, allowing them to get email addresses for leads and salespeople.

73

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

73

TechCrunch’s IPOs have been pretty good over the past decade. The 14 most recent IPOs have collectively brought in $2.4 billion as of April 2018, according to research from Pitchbook.

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A program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping.

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A startup that is building an AI-based system that predicts how a person will perform at a job, based on common traits.

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A startup using machine learning to predict which loans a prospective buyer would default on the most.

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

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A group of entrepreneurs working to redesign the dating app from the ground up.

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A startup that provides a mobile app for group bookings, with a smart algorithm that learns how guests prefer to travel together.

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Centrify Corporate Services is a cloud-based managed services provider that helps enterprises bring their on-premises Microsoft-based services into the cloud.

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

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A startup that helps users record their ideas in the form of a video, which they can then share with others. The app’s goal is to make it easier for people to express themselves.

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A software platform that allows companies to use their own data to build predictive models.

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A software platform that aims to facilitate the development of a “predictive model” for the Indian auto industry.

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An iPhone-based app for tracking your health and habits, along with the data from your FitBit. The app averages out your personal data and presents a picture of how healthy you are overall.

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Builds on the company’s previous product, which allows users to create animated GIFs from their smartphone. Now the team wants to help people automatically make money from their GIFs.

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A company founded by a team of Stanford and Berkeley researchers that uses AI to detect and prevent fraud. The software aims to detect when a person is trying to make a credit card purchase in a store and notify the appropriate employees, who can then stop the transaction.

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

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"Idea" is a series of articles that provide a comprehensive overview of the startup scene in a given area. The goal is to highlight the most interesting and unique startups in a given city.

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A tool that helps companies set up predictive maintenance timers for their equipment.

71

The Startup Grind podcast is a weekly podcast about entrepreneurship, hosted by founders of SBJ’s own portfolio companies.

71

A company that helps businesses build their customer base, using an email tool that can send personalized content based on preferences.

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A startup that helps business owners and entrepreneurs set up corporate accounts and work with their bank from anywhere.

71

A SaaS platform that helps a company “improve its brand by engaging with its customers and creating a more compelling experience for the consumer.” It helps brands create content, establish a presence and grow their customer base.

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In the summer of 2016, Y Combinator opened a office in London to focus on Europe. The office is headed by Laura Simpson, who previously worked at eBay, and has joined the Y Combinator London team. Y Combinator London is focused on advising and investing in European startups and is led by Stephen O’Grady, who previously worked at Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.

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This app is a replacement for spreadsheets. The app helps users manage every aspect of their finances, including contracts, invoices, and approvals. The startup offers a monthly subscription fee for the software and gives users a free trial period.

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 A platform for online job listings that helps users find the right job for them. It’s also trying to fight discrimination by allowing users to see what the company’s algorithms predict they’ll be paid before submitting a resume.

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An enterprise application designed to help companies manage the spread of malware and security threats. The startup is built on a platform that provides IT teams with a single view of all of the company’s security threats, allowing them to prioritize and control those threats without wasting time.

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A tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

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A platform that helps colleges and universities manage and share course-related data. The company claims to have over 300 clients, and at present has over 10M enrolled students.

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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 startup that allows users to automate their interactions with Uber. A spin on the existent “Uber for X” category, Upply pulls in Uber data and uses a predictive algorithm to help predict what a user is likely to say in an Uber interaction and then use that to automate the interaction.

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A platform that enables big businesses to automate their customer service, using AI and ML to predict customer satisfaction and easy ways to solve customer problems.

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CEO and co-founder, Josh, is a self-proclaimed "Serial Entrepreneur." He's built startups in the past five years, including a few that were acquired by larger tech companies.

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A digital incense burner that allows instant customized incense creations, with options to purchase pre-made incense packs.

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A startup that uses a software program to crunch open data to predict land value The startup claims that it can predict land value more accurately than appraisers and cheaper than buying survey data

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

69

An AI-driven (no more than 20 people) enterprise software company that is using “human intelligence” to predict and prevent customer churn.

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 Startup building software for farmers to help them understand weather patterns and predict crop yields. It also plans to create a bank for farmers, and expand into a larger platform for farmers to exchange information.

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This startup is looking to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito borne illnesses by manufacturing naturally repellent sunscreen that users can apply to their skin.

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This startup is building a premium, shared-bikes-for-hire platform in Los Angeles that aims to be an Uber for urban transport. Their bikes will be electric and can be reserved online, on-call 24/7, for one hour or longer.

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A company that provides new business development software to help entrepreneurs and small businesses scale up their businesses.

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A credit reporting agency that uses AI to predict a person’s financial risk.

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“A premium app store with an emphasis on quality,” aiming to have a “curated selection of apps” that are not available anywhere else.

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A mobile payments startup, focused on helping the unbanked in India, that’s created by a team of MIT grads that previously worked at a mobile payments company.

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The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

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The app will allow people to search and buy flights at any time of day, choosing from direct flights, travel agencies, or their preferred airlines.

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A company that’s building tools for non-profit organizations to track and publish donations and donors, as well as tools for those organizations to track and publish their own press.

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A maker of software to help create and organize personas for online marketing. It’s currently available for free, though the founders are looking to go premium.

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

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A tool to help people track their expenses on the web. It’s currently pre-beta, however.

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An “entrepreneur” app that helps you read business books at your own pace.

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Idea: A startup that helps utilities identify and prevent blackouts, utilizing machine learning and satellite imagery to predict when the grid will fail

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A company that provides sign-language interpreters for the deaf

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A software platform for creating presentations for meetings and meetings for presentations.

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This company uses AI to help companies detect and prevent fraud.

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A startup that helps small businesses track repairs, maintenance, and replacements rather than having to rely on spreadsheets and stops receiving Ubers and other ride-share services.

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A digital agency helping brands build, build, build their online presence.

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Cored is a healthcare startup looking to use artificial intelligence and data to predict and monitor a patient’s medical outcomes. The company currently has a team of PhDs and uses IBM Watson and Amazon Mechanical Turk to do its work.

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

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The startup provides software, training and data to help consumers achieve their fitness goals. The company’s software, which is built on the premise that “it’s not about the number of times you go to the gym, it’s about how much you get done when you go”, has won the Best Startup Award at the Philadelphia Startup Weekend.

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An organization for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the New York area. The startup is building a digital community with a curated marketplace for mentors, events, and funding.

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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.

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The startup is building a marketplace for people looking to sell or buy items that have been previously owned by celebrities.

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A tool for entrepreneurs and business owners to manage their sales pipeline.

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A B2B company building an AI tool for sales organizations to track and predict sales pipelines.

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A “Facebook for Real Estate” that combines a platform for real estate agents and sellers to find buyers and sellers with a native advertising platform (similar to Rent.com) that lets companies manage their presence on the site.

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A company that brings internet of things-style technology to the previously non-internet-connected, like home appliances. It’s a home monitoring hub that allows you to control things like your lights and heating from your smartphone.

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A startup that makes it easier to hire freelance workers through a platform that allows managers to post jobs, and then compare candidates based on credentials, previous work, and social recommendations.

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

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A new product from Zensci that uses AI to predict what customers want.

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This startup is building a credit scoring system that combines traditional FICO scores with an algorithm it’s using to predict the likelihood that a person will default on a credit card.

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A way to help fast food restaurants manage the waste they produce in their kitchens and on their premises. For every burger they’re able to cut, the startup is able to feed a human in need.

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A “data mining tool for healthcare companies” that aims to reduce the time it takes to build predictive models for their customers, and to help them make better decisions on who to target for their products.

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An AI engine that predicts where customers will shop and when they will shop, then puts the right products in the right place at the right time.

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An AI-powered solution for the construction industry. It’s a predictive maintenance platform that helps maintenance staff fix machines before they break down.

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A startup that helps entrepreneurs in San Francisco to get paid faster, and in the process, cuts down on fraud and lost payments.

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A company that helps businesses in Latin America build out their online presence.

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A startup called Shift is building an algorithmic platform to help restaurants figure out which dishes to prepare to meet the demands of busy days.

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This startup helps users of their service keep track of their prescriptions and keep track of their pill tracking. The startup currently has a 10% retention rate, and one customer from Taiwan is paying them $6,500 per month.

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A way to make paying taxes easier, with a tool that lets you pay your taxes in a way that’s more efficient than the IRS’ online tools. The startup also wants to make the tax process more predictable and transparent by providing a taxpayer’s tax form for every state, and giving an estimate of what the liability is.

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A tool that delivers content based on the interests of users. The startup has built a platform where users are able to express their interests, and then receive content that is tailored to their tastes.

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

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A company that helps charities and nonprofits raise money through online platforms. The company’s current product allows organizations to create an online presence, convert and store donations, and use the data to build and optimize their online marketing campaigns.

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This startup uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to understand the emotions that are being expressed by voice (like “I’m angry”) and determine if this voice is coming from a human or machine.

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A startup that helps small businesses market to homebuyers. Their product is a “premier content marketing platform” that utilizes detailed data about a dozen variables, including income, credit score, and the type of property they’re looking for.

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

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

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A way to create a spreadsheet that’s machine-readable. The startup is building a way to read spreadsheets without needing to know the syntax of formulas.

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A startup that aims to use machine learning to predict which people will be most receptive to a new product.

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A solution for female entrepreneurs to generate revenue online without having to deal with the day-to-day work of running a business.

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A software development company that tries to reduce the number of bugs in a product by having customers pretend to be nonspeaking computers.

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A company that helps build technology for banks to provide online banking through telepresence. A few months ago, it was reported that Facebook was looking to invest in VR company Magic Leap to help make this possible.

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A tool to help connect people with annual physicals and prevent illness

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A company that helps companies build their mobile presence using a toolkit that allows them to add HTML5 to their sites.

58

A web-based platform that prevents employees from falling asleep at their desks.

58

The Startup Grind is a podcast produced by TechCrunch and Rolling Stone. It features interviews with top entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders in the startup community.

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A platform that helps entrepreneurs in the Middle East launch their own companies in the U.S.

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An “Ask-a-Vet” app that directs users to the nearest vet, and is backed by PetMed Express, a pet supply retailer.

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A tool to help doctors in the U.S. prescribe digital pills.

57

A podcast that focuses on the intersection of technology and business, including interviews with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

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A startup that makes it easy for non-programmers to spread their own ideas together with others in real time. The company has been building a community of online users to ask and answer questions in a Q&A format.

56

This is a tool that helps small business with their tax returns. The startup is called TurboTax because it claims to be a more comprehensive and efficient way to get your taxes done.

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A startup that allows customers to buy groceries with a prepaid Visa card. It’s already in the works with over 16,000 users.

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A health insurance company that covers “no-care” expenses for patients with chronic illness. Keeps health premiums low by covering expenses like dental and vision, with a background check.

56

A tech company focused on helping startups and entrepreneurs increase retention of new hires through a data-driven approach.

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A new way to personalize a conference that helps you book a room, attend a presentation, and find a new friend.

56

This startup is building a dashboard for your business that helps you see and predict the best times to work and take vacations.

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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.

56

This startup has an app that helps people save for retirement. It’s a tool for people who haven’t had the time to prepare for retirement, but who are now approaching it.

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An accelerator for entrepreneurs who want to build on-demand delivery apps for the US.

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This startup is building a tool that tracks and provides real-time information about your health, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels.

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A portfolio app for young entrepreneurs, giving them a place to showcase their work by way of a digital portfolio.

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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 travel booking service for customers who prefer to stay in a more local or independent hotel. The company wants to make the whole booking process faster and more intuitive.

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A “next-generation” keyboard for Android that can “adapt to your preferred speed, style, and keyboard layout”

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A tool built for building mobile apps and websites that integrates with the Wordpress dashboard, allowing users to build content and manage the site from within the Wordpress interface.

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This healthcare startup is creating a web-based platform to help people with chronic pain connect with medical professionals who can prescribe pain medication.

54

A search engine for ideas and ideas. The startup’s premise is to make sure you find the best ideas, and do it all for free.

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A startup that wants to replace the traditional annual tax prep software with one that can be used to help employees and independent contractors file their taxes with ease.

53

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

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to create a set of data driven, predictive models that can be used to predict possible customer behavior.

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Predictive modeling technology that can help marketers understand where consumers are and what they’re interested in at any given time.

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A platform that helps connect female entrepreneurs with investors. Its founders are hoping to reach 1 million female founders in the next 10 years.

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The startup’s founders say they want to be the company that “solves the ‘I can’t find my team’ problem.” It wants to be the new way of tracking employees, replacing spreadsheets and HR systems with a single, secure system.

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A tool for HR to manage your online presence in one place.

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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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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 for online retailers to sell products, primarily on Amazon, Shopify, and AliExpress. The startup wants to provide more of a full platform for e-commerce companies, allowing them to accept payments, manage inventory and payment processing, and integrate with Stripe to get paid.

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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 wants to help employers prevent employee fraud by allowing them to manage their work-from-home policy and budget via a mobile app.

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The founders of this startup are serial entrepreneurs. They’ve raised $4.5 million to build a platform that can help brands and agencies build better ads and work with customers directly to improve their marketing efforts.

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If you ever needed to take a picture of your data, this is the app for you. The camera-based app allows you to take pictures of your data and export it to a spreadsheet.

51

A real estate company that helps people buy pre-owned homes via a mobile app.

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A content incentive platform that rewards employees for sharing and spreading content. It’s currently targeting the hospitality industry.

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A messaging app that uses AI and machine learning to automatically generate text. After generating a list of the most common questions and phrases that people send, customer support can use this tool to pre-write responses.

51

A WordPress-based blogging platform that removes the clutter of a blog, allowing you to focus on what you’re saying, not all the add-ons you’re using.

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A startup for female entrepreneurs where they can share products and get feedback, plus other resources.

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An artificial intelligence engine for the U.S. Air Force. The startup uses machine learning to predict the behavior of drones in a given environment.

50

A device for the elderly that monitors what’s going on with their blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels. The company also wants to build a “elderly safe” home that automatically adjusts itself to the needs of the elderly.

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The company’s pitch is that it is building a digital platform to help entrepreneurs raise capital at a much lower cost than traditional venture capital.

50

A platform that aims to improve the quality of data in health and education, by using AI and machine learning. A result is a platform that makes data “actionable” so it can be used to simulate outcomes and make predictions.

50

A B2B company that aims to help B2B brands with marketing and sales by leveraging the power of B2B data and CRM technology. They have customers including Royal Bank of Canada and American Express.

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A company that helps tech companies prevent and integrate compliance with GDPR

49

A payment API for individuals and businesses to manage their payment types and preferences. The startup is looking to make it easier for people to get paid and make payments.

49

A payment platform for mobile airtime cards and prepaid calling cards

49

A company that helps companies close the loop with their customers, by using a combination of AI and data science to better predict and solve customer problems.

49

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

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

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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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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.

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A company for people who want to earn money from their data. The startup is building a marketplace for data that matches people with companies that would like to use their data for things like predictive algorithms and marketing.

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A startup for freelance writers, editors, and translators. The startup is in its pre-launch phase, but has already sold $3,000 worth of services. It’s not a traditional marketplace, instead relying on a closed community of writers and translators who are all working on the same project.

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A company that connects stores’ cashiers with our grocery delivery apps. Express Grocer lets customers order groceries from a local store and have them delivered to their door step.

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This startup is building a tool that helps school districts keep track of their IT budgets and prevent fraud and misuse.

48

A subscription-based, monthly newsletter that helps entrepreneurs quickly grow their business.

48

A company that allows businesses to fundraise, and invest in pre-seed deals.

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A new way for entrepreneurs to get funding. The startup, which launches today, wants to give entrepreneurs access to a “constant stream of regular, predictable investments”.

47

A fix for the “gig economy”, offering a comprehensive insurance package for independent workers. Their product is designed for the future and will work for any independent worker, anywhere in the world.

47

A digital tax preparation software that automatically calculates federal and state taxes based on a person’s income, deductions and credits

47

This startup wants to improve the impact of school-based violence prevention programs.

47

A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

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This company wants to build a mobile app that allows parents to choose what type of diaper they would like for their newborn, like chux or a prefold diaper.

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A tool for the hospitality industry to manage attendee profiles. One of the founders previously worked at Airbnb.

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A group of “startup veterans” that want to build a platform for startups to raise capital. It aims to help startups raise $500,000 in seed funding, as well as $1 million in Series A funding and $5 million in a Series B. The startup is in pre-launch mode, with a staff of 15 that includes YC alumni.

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A startup that built an app that enables people to create custom messaging channels on WhatsApp. The startup, which has already raised funding from Y Combinator and other investors, is currently working with WhatsApp to enable its customers to sell premium products in their chat channels.

46

A company that makes a cloud-based service for small businesses that allows them to collaborate in real-time and access their spreadsheets in the cloud.

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Rather than outsourcing maintenance of on-premises equipment, a startup called LifeSpan develops and sells cloud-based tools that help companies manage their equipment. It’s based in Austin, Texas.

46

As startups have left their desks behind, founders have become increasingly worried about their physical whereabouts, and have invented apps to help. In the new book, “Fearless: How to Be Unafraid and Do Anything,” entrepreneurs and founders like Dave McClure, David Karp, and Adam D’Angelo share their stories of building their companies in secret, and how they’ve gained confidence and fearlessness.

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

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An online publisher for local news, Newburgh Free Press has been around since 2014.

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A company that builds software to measure and predict the performance of brands

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The company aims to be a “banking for millennials” that offers high-yield savings accounts. It’s a way for younger consumers to build their savings without having to pay a premium for the privilege.

44

A startup that enables customers to pre-order any kind of product and get it shipped to their house in just 3 days. It’s currently been used to pre-order 500 products.

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A startup that wants to build a discount drug pricing loyalty card with a goal of reducing the cost of prescription medications by up to 50%.

44

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

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A tool that allows people to create their own digital currency, or “pre-sale tokens”, then sell them to investors. The startup’s founders say they’re already working with a handful of early-stage startups.

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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 machine learning startup that helps companies predict whether their sales will meet their forecast.

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A startup that helps businesses build and manage their customer databases, moving away from spreadsheets and manual processes to digitized solutions

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"This list of startups is a non-exhaustive collection of the best companies funded by YC. It's not intended to be a comprehensive list of all startups funded by YC. Regardless, we'll be publishing additional startups funded by YC at a later date."

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An AI that helps businesses predict demand for their products before they’re even built.

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A Y Combinator company that helps entrepreneurs build their business with video.

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The Startup Grind Philly Meetup is a group of local entrepreneurs, investors, and other startup enthusiasts who regularly gather to talk about entrepreneurship, funding, and startups in Philadelphia. The event is organized by a variety of organizations including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The Foundry and the Philadelphia Technology Alliance.

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 A startup that brings together the digital and physical worlds to make sure you’re prepared for any situation. Exos is a communications platform that will help you be ready before an earthquake hits, a hurricane hits, or a tsunami strikes.

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A startup that filters the best products to buy for customers based on their personal preferences.

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

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A software suite with a native app on iOS and Android. It helps restaurants manage their restaurant operations such as food preparation, ordering, scheduling and ordering.

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The Y Combinator Summer 2019 batch had 56 companies, down 8 from the previous batch. This batch was the first to feature more only-female teams than male teams.

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Startup Grind is a global community that aims to connect entrepreneurs and their startups with like-minded people, resources, and events in order to accelerate their growth. Startup Grind Philly is one of the first chapters based in the United States.

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A platform that uses AI to predict the outcome of games, similar to a sportsbook and Vegas odds.

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A startup that builds “lifelogging wearables” for people to track their health and fitness habits. It tracks blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep, and activity.

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A software platform for providing pre-paid credit cards. The startup is building an API for businesses to buy virtual credit cards branded with their brand, which they can then offer to their customers.

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A startup that tracks and predicts sales on Amazon

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A company that is building a marketplace for data that comes from large data sets. TimeNexus aims to make this data available to researchers and teams to help them build out their own prediction models.

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A product that aims to use machine learning to predict when things like a bag of chips or a soda will go bad and sell it to local grocers at a lower price to keep fresh foods on the shelves.

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This startup is building a platform to help companies find and vet talent. It’s based on “The Apprentice” format, where candidates are selected by a panel of experts and then compete in a series of challenges (e.g. an improv comedy show.)

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A startup for premium coaching. The startup is building a platform that connects people with professional coaches and business consultants.

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A new startup that creates “micro-apps” for Web sites and apps, which are small pieces of software that can be embedded into a site or app to do powerful things like pull data from an external API and present it in a way that’s easy to use. For instance, one startup called Jingo lets small-business owners track employee schedules by giving them a “checklist” embedded in their website.

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

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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.

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

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Medipost is a startup that wants to help doctors personalize medicine for patients by allowing them to create and share their own prescription orders.

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A “a mobile app for anyone who wants to become an artist”, designed for “artists who have previously been turned down by art schools” to help them learn to draw.

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A startup that wants to build a streamlined enterprise mobile application. Its platform lets businesses choose from pre-built mobile apps or customize them from scratch. It’s built on the Salesforce Chatter API and is targeting the C-Suite.

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A startup that promises to transform the way people get and pay for their medical prescriptions.

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A platform for early stage companies that focuses on the content side of an entrepreneur’s portfolio

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A startup for buying and selling airtime on prepaid phones, currently live in Sweden.

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This startup is building a mobile app for users to discover and book their preferred doctors and hospitals in India.

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A platform that helps people identify viable business opportunities. The startup helps entrepreneurs identify markets, feasibility, and other factors that make their business ideas viable.

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Some people like to own a car, which is usually a pretty big financial investment. Zendrive aims to be the Uber of cars, providing a way for people to get around without having to deal with insurance or renting or buying a car.

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"FastCo" lists the top startups in the world every year. The list is based on revenue, but also factors in the startup's presence on other "fast-growing" lists, including those published by "Forbes", "Inc." and "Forbes Europe".

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A company that makes a comprehensive, searchable database of the world’s universities.

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This is a company that makes a mechanical keyboard that is fully programmable with over a million possible keyboard configurations as well as being hackable. The company is now shipping pre-order keyboards.

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A live-streaming tool meant to be used for video interviews. The company is also building a subscription-based premium service that will allow users to conduct live-streamed interviews.

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A “crowdsourced business intelligence platform”. The startup wants to help businesses predict and manage their growth. It launched in May with 1000 customers.

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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.

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A startup that will “provide prescription drug adherence to your patients”.

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A company that offers a tool to help users with depression and anxiety make better decisions. The company’s biofeedback tool can help users understand their brainwaves, moods, and other patterns that signal when a decision is best, and when they should stop or change.

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An online marketplace for buying and selling used cars, with sellers spread out across the US. A small number of sellers offer used cars, but most of the items are from rentals. The company has raised $40M in a Series E.

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 A startup that scans the web for infringing material and sends the webmaster a notification. The company says it has a team of around 30 people who monitor the web for content it believes is infringing. The entrepreneur who came up with the idea told us that the team monitors about 20,000 URLs per day, and sends notification to site owners with the option to take down the content.

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SaveUp is a one-stop shop for college savings plans in the US, Canada, and the UK. It works to save people money with a tool that automatically sends pre-tax contributions from employer to student's 529. The company has raised $1.5M in funding.

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This startup is creating a chatbot that will help users find the best deal on airline tickets, and provide recommendations based on personal preferences.

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Expense sharing for travel is a growing trend, but Expense Buddy aims to do it better than others by creating a “predictive expense engine” that creates a bill for your trip before you leave, and serves it to you via email or SMS.

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A company that helps small businesses build an online presence. They’re already working with a few small businesses who want to launch an online presence.

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A financial services company that offers loans to entrepreneurs. It’s a portion of a $1 billion personal loan portfolio.

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An online community for entrepreneurs and innovators. With over 3,000 members, it’s hosted by a number of founders, including Evan Williams. The startup has raised $8M to date.

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This startup is building a smart home device that automatically detects and prevents fires. The company is looking to raise $100,000.

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A startup creating a new patent system for the fashion industry, similar to how patents work on music. It wants to prevent knock-offs, but also be used by brands for protection of their business models.

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A startup that builds a prediction engine for how different financial instruments will perform. It’s first application is a prediction for bitcoin.

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A social platform that allows users to express themselves and create their own emojis

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Nota is building a tool that helps companies calculate their cost of goods sold on on each unit of product they sell. The startup built a tool that can predict and measure the cost of goods sold within an hour.

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A startup that helps people with bad credit build credit, working with companies like Wells Fargo and American Express to help people build their credit scores.

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A platform that hooks up investors to teams of entrepreneurs. The startup is trying to build a way for investors and companies to make more financial sense by linking them up.

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A company that’s building a credit scoring system that predicts consumers’ creditworthiness, then helps them build a credit score.

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A tool for editing photos and videos in the cloud, meant both for professionals and for anyone looking to preserve their work.

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

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A startup that lets users create and edit their own digital avatar, and use it to build their online presence.

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A tool for making presentations in a Google Doc.

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This startup makes a machine that allows users to draw on the screen using air pressure.

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A software company that helps retailers predict when to restock a product’s shelf. The startup’s software helps retailers forecast demand and restock in a way that fits within their current inventory.

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A startup for online tax preparation, with a focus on preparing businesses and those with complicated tax situations.

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A tool meant to simplify the process of building and maintaining a slide deck for an investor presentation in order to minimize the need for custom development.

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 A B2B company that helps entrepreneurs know what it takes to get their software products approved for use in the market.

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A digital platform that helps retailers predict demand in local markets for holiday products.

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A platform for preparing and serving meals at home, which allows users to order food from a menu and have it made when they arrive.

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A micro-entrepreneur in India that wants to relieve the stress of small businesses by providing them with a platform for managing all their accounting needs.

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A startup that’s bringing Bitcoin into the physical world, with a prepaid debit card and a physical debit card. The founders want to make Bitcoin universally usable, and are building a physical card to use at stores, ATMs, and anywhere else.

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A startup that uses AI to predict your health, using a mix of data from your medical history and the future to predict your risk for a variety of age-related illnesses. The company wants to use data to provide “preventative care” to people with chronic illnesses.

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Startups with a focus on the small business market are a regular feature of Y Combinator, and this one is a real game-changer. EnviroFinder collects data from multiple sources and makes it easy for businesses to see how they rank in their local market, then take that information and “re-market” it to their customers on websites they’ve built. The idea is to help entrepreneurs win at the local level in a way that doesn’t rely on expensive and time-consuming in-person events.

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A platform that helps you stay on top of your taxes. It helps you organize your finances and prepare your taxes in a way that’s easier and more efficient.

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A software company that uses artificial intelligence to predict the effectiveness of a drug and adjust the dosage accordingly.

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 A company that collects data from credit cards to build a predictive model of which cardholders are likely to pay back their debts (and which ones are likely to default). It’s looking to offer a free model to banks for their riskiest customers.

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A premium subscription service for people who want to track their finances, based on the idea that most people need a little help when it comes to money.

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SaaS that brings mobile banking to underbanked businesses, with a freemium model that starts at $20 per month. It offers a mobile app with check-deposit functionality, but also wants to build out a premium platform for mid-sized businesses.

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A startup that allows for a visual representation of any API, to help developers quickly see what information they have access to.

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A startup to help companies and entrepreneurs secure their personal data and keep it safe.

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This startup is building an app that enables workers to schedule tasks via a mobile app instead of an email. They’re currently working on a version for freelance workers, but they’ve also written a book on how to run your business without a web presence.

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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 startup that launched in 2009, The Ophelia Project is the original "crowdfunding for women" platform, meaning it enables female entrepreneurs to raise money from female investors. It has raised $133 million since its inception.

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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 product that helps people visualize how their social media presence is being used by brands. It’s built for small businesses, and is pitched as a way to help them manage their online reputation.

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The startup is using machine learning to predict customer retention.

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A tool for social entrepreneurs that tracks fundraising milestones and goals, preventing over-promising.

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A startup that makes it possible to play League of Legends without loading up 20 minutes of video. The app pulls high-level play out of the video and presents it in a condensed format, with highlights and stats.

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A startup that lets users share status updates with the press and other stakeholders. The startup wants to become a single point of contact for journalists and other stakeholders, allowing them to build relationships with journalists, send them updates, and more.

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A Wi-Fi-enabled fitness tracker that allows the user to measure their body fat percentage. When paired with Omron’s blood pressure monitor, it can also provide access to one’s general health history.

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A startup that helps teams make decisions by using machine learning to predict the future based on past decisions.

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A startup that creates artificial intelligence for shopping. The startup uses machine learning to create custom recommendations using their users' previous purchases and their shopping histories.

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This startup helps businesses manage their supply chains by using machine learning to predict how business will flow and allowing businesses to better manage and reduce trips to the office.

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Of course, that’s just a sampling. And some of these companies are still in the idea stage, so they might not turn into actual businesses. But this list shows that there’s a lot of revenue to be made building new tools for the online world. Now it’s up to entrepreneurs to decide what sorts of products to build.

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A company that helps students pay for tuition with a prepaid debit card, available to any in the US. The startup has built a “pay to school” system that works with any college, university, or trade school. The startup doesn’t operate in Brazil.

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An AI system that helps content marketers predict how their content will perform and optimize its placement within their marketing campaigns, based on data from their own previous content.

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A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

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A web app that helps users find the best online courses to take based on their goals, learning styles, and learning preferences.

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A startup that helps companies implement negative pressure ventilation (NVP) systems.

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A tool that helps companies sell more pre-owned items. It allows businesses to manage their used items and keep a digital record of them, inventorying them, then selling them.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their payments and invoices, which the founders say is significantly more effective than spreadsheets. It aims to be a full-stack solution for companies in need of a better way to manage their accounts receivable.

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A tool for bringing employees together. The tool allows you to add tasks by dragging and dropping from an online spreadsheet to a shared Google Drive.

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A startup that’s been using AI to help companies make better financial decisions, allowing them to make “retail-like decisions” that are more targeted and make better predictions.

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A blockchain startup that aims to bring “fraud” detection to the supply chain, preventing “shady retailers” from selling counterfeit goods.

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A digital health platform that helps patients track their blood pressure, heart rate, and other measurements. The idea is that it’s less expensive, and easier to use than the existing devices, which are used by a small percentage of the market.

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A startup that is building a tool that helps companies map out employees' preferred work hours and locations so they can more easily schedule work from home.

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A company that provides software that helps choose the best video compression settings and then uploads videos to YouTube or Vimeo.

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A startup that allows users to build their own websites, without it being done through WordPress

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A platform for new-hire onboarding that uses an “heuristic-based” system to determine the employee’s job fit. Previously, most company HR has been based on a 90-10 fit scale with 10 being the best fit, but the company claims it can do better.

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A tech-enabled market for finding and hiring high-quality freelancers. The company’s aim is to help small businesses expand their reach and have access to a more comprehensive pool of talent.

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An AI-powered chatbot that can help companies and employees schedule meetings, handle travel coordination, book rooms and even help with pre-determined tasks in the office.

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A platform that helps businesses create customized shopping lists. It’s free for early users, with a premium option available.

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This startup is building a toolset for identifying fake news and hoaxes on the web. It’s a service for news organizations, who can use it to filter out fake news stories and prevent them from appearing on their site.

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This startup wants to help contractors get paid on time, by giving them a virtual presence on restaurant sites.

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A company that offers an AI-based process for fraud prevention during the financial transactions process.

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A platform for renting kidney donors. The company’s CEO says it has signed up over 100 patients and has started to offer discounted rates to those that pre-order and complete the process first.

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A video conference system that’s “a complete, unified communication and collaboration platform that allows companies to securely connect, share and present video, even if an individual is miles away”.

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A tool for people to track personal health data. The startup is building an app that helps you keep track of your health data, including your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol.

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The startup is working on building an open API to enable other platforms to build apps to help shoppers find the right brand by cross-referencing their online shopping history. The startup wants to build an app that lets shoppers find the right brands to buy, based on previous purchases.

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A tool that helps users create visual representations of their email accounts in order to better manage them.

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A platform for creating and distributing podcasts. The company is currently in private beta, and has already sold $2 million worth of ad-free podcasts, which are spread across categories like health, finance, travel, and parenting.

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A tool that makes shopping for and buying prescription drugs easier and more convenient

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A project management and time tracking app that allows users to track time from multiple devices, while also converting time tracking data into a single, searchable spreadsheet.

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A startup has built a technology to predict and prevent stock market crashes. The company wants to use its technology to manage the flow of capital into financial markets.

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A startup that will be launched by Ben Horowitz, which will be the first project of his new Horowitz Center for Entrepreneurship. The company will create a social network for network engineers to receive and give feedback on code.

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A food delivery startup that only delivers food and drink that’s been on the premises for a couple hours. It’s already expanded into DC and NYC.

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Ideny is a platform that lets users share their ideas in written form, get feedback from others, and see a live visual representation of their ideas – so they can see how others are responding to their thoughts. Their results indicate that they’ve successfully engaged more than 80,000 people in the process.

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A real-time interpretation service that connects companies with interpreters.

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A startup that wants to build a social credit system in China. They say that if you’re the type of person who might not be able to get a loan in China — like someone living in a rural village — then your credit score will be pretty low. The startup wants to build an online platform to expand the reach of credit scores to everyone.

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A free service that helps entrepreneurs organize events and meetings

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A platform for businesses to manage their insurance claims, streamlining the claims process and helping companies save money on premiums and time.

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This startup is building an AI that helps people manage their emotions. The startup works to remind people when they’re feeling down, and helps people change their state of mind. As an example, the startup is helping people who have depression manage their emotions more effectively.

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A B2B company building a platform that helps energy companies manage their energy spending and present it in a way that’s easy to understand.

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A self-learning AI engine that’s aimed at predicting customer behavior and building loyalty.

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This is a company that is building a tool to help companies track their expenses in a way that can be neatly summarized into a spreadsheet.

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A digital representation of a physical card game for the internet, replacing the physical card deck with a virtual one. The startup’s founder says they’re close to the top 500 in the iPhone app store. They have a few hundred users.

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A startup that arranges travel-to-work commuter trips. The company’s main idea is to help people save on gas, and in a press release said it was already saving customers $150 million in gas.

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The startup is building a platform for developers to create tools that help identify and prevent fraud for both consumers and businesses.

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A data visualization tool that offers individualized reports for each user, combining data from multiple sources and presenting them to an end user in a way that is easy to digest. The company’s first product, released in 2019, is for healthcare and financial services.

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This startup wants to be the “Google of Social Media”, helping brands manage their social media presence with a suite of tools.

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A tool for people buying homes that allows the buyer to see the price of a house in relation to rent and other similar properties within a couple miles. It’s built on the premise that anyone buying a home should be able to see how much rent it would take to pay off the mortgage.

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A startup that wants to give businesses a way to predict new customers based on the behavior of previous customers.

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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 startup that wants to give young adults a place to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. The company looks to bring together startups and would-be entrepreneurs to help them make the leap.

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

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A micro-finance tool meant to help entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

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This startup aims to make the professional jump to become an entrepreneur easier by building a framework for them to build a business in a few months and iterate on it.

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A startup that wants to use AI to figure out who has a change in behavior is an addict and who has other underlying illness like depression. The startup uses data science to work out what’s causing changes in behavior and figure out whether it’s a symptom of a mental illness.

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A social network for the “smart, social, and stylish” user, built on the premise that everyone has a story to tell and that people will share that story if they’re beautiful.

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The California-based company, which previously had raised $16 million, is selling custom-designed power banks, which are basically portable chargers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. The company is selling them through its website but is also looking to partner with retailers to sell them in their brick-and-mortar stores.

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A B2B startup that uses artificial intelligence to train machine learning models to help companies predict demand for their products.

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A way for teams to create private Slack channels, with premium features like call-in and call-out.

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A tool for people who want to manage their social media presence. The startup has a global team with offices in the US, UK, and China. It has raised $35M from investors including Sequoia Capital.

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

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

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A platform for businesses to sell and share content that’s been prepared for a conference or event. The startup focuses on the event marketing, rather than sales, side of events.

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This startup wants to help small businesses create, manage, and share Google Docs spreadsheets directly from their phone.

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A startup that makes it easier to communicate with doctors remotely. Doctors can chat with patients via a smartphone or the web, and can see what prescriptions they’ve already written and what they’re working on right now.

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A startup that offers training and certification to job seekers to prepare them for entry-level jobs at startups.

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This startup is building a universal tool for “real time fraud prevention” for businesses in the UK.

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A new iOS app for tickets that lets users to pre-order tickets to a show and pay for it using a credit card or reward points.

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A way to log workouts on your phone, for those who prefer to skip the gym.

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A platform that aims to replace the traditional credit card with a prepaid card that allows you to load funds to it at stores, without having to register it.

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What’s the difference between a company’s internet and mobile presence, and how can it be improved

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A company that makes a computer with a touchscreen for people who have difficulty with a mouse. The touchscreen operates in a similar way to a touchscreen phone, with a stylus for more precise input.

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A startup for insurers to upload their accounts and their clients’ accounts and ensure that premiums and benefits are reconciled.

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A platform to help small businesses with their digital presence and marketing. The startup is still in development, and only recently launched its website.

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This startup is building an app that allows speakers and presenters to publish and sell their presentations offline — and to do so on their own terms.

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This startup helps to deliver a new kind of photo book with a digital book that can be sold or shared online. It’s a premium service that costs $600 for a year.