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This startup aims to help people around the world donate their excess stuff to the needy. The startup helps people donate excess stuff to those in need by finding charities that accept donations.

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A startup that provides a service to help people learn how to fix things around the house

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A “self-learning” bot that changes the color of the background of your Facebook profile pic based on your mood.

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A startup that helps people who are trying to travel abroad adjust to their new surroundings

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This startup is building an artificial intelligence-based platform for hiring, where customers can create a job description and AI will do the background check, find the best candidate, and schedule an interview.

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Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

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A seed round was raised in 2015 to fund development of the company. The company is now looking to expand into India.

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

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An educational tool that helps students in the US get certificates from universities around the world. The startup helps students get their credits in real time, with a guarantee that their credits will transfer to the school they’re attending.

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A group of four-hour-old startups that are still around from Demo Day in June. The goal is to help early stage founders get funding and grow their businesses.

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A mobile application that takes care of all the background tasks of running a business. It allows you to focus on making your business more efficient.

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A startup that provides a service for people to get their resumes reviewed by someone who has a background in HR

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

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Idea: A startup for tracking and keeping tabs on the cost of a medical procedure. The idea is to allow patients to shop around for prices, and also to provide a level of transparency that many hospitals don’t have.

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This company is building a better way to help people get around crowded cities by providing real-time information on public transit options.

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A startup that helps people explore the world around them by allowing them to connect with those who live near them and share their local knowledge

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A company that helps people around the world make online donations to charities

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A tool to help broadcast companies understand how their content is being consumed. The company is currently seeking $5 million in funding, and is looking for a $2 million seed round.

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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.

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A digital marketplace for selling and buying event tickets. The company is currently in the midst of raising $500,000 in a seed round.

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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.

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A startup that provides a service where they install cameras around a house and then people can pay to rent hours of access to the video recordings

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

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A startup that sells a directory of people who will come out and do odd jobs around your house - like repairing fixtures, painting,

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An AI chatbot which answers questions on Quora, a question and answer site. It’s still early days for Quora’s bot, which answers around 1,000 questions a day on topics like “How to study” and “How to organize your life”.

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A company that makes it easy to capture data around health and wellness.

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Idea: A mobile application that lets you hire people on-demand to do tasks around the house

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“An online platform that provides the opportunity to discover and hire top talent from around the world. They are already generating $4 million in annual revenue with a team of 8.”

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A tool for working with data in order to understand the real world. For instance, a medical researcher can use it to investigate how much stress the human body can handle, or to understand how people interact with their surroundings.

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A startup that lets people in the US upload their resumes to a centralized platform, allowing the hiring managers to search for candidates and see their backgrounds.

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A startup that helps people get around their cities by providing to-do lists, and letting them chat with others to help them get around.

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A drone that can follow you around on land and in the air, taking photos and video and providing a 360-degree view of your surroundings.

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A tool for streaming live video and building community around it. Trying to build a “Netflix for Live Video”.

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

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

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A digital dashboard for people to keep track of their personal and professional goals. The startup is based in San Francisco, and has just closed a $2.5 million round led by former Dropbox executive Adam D’Angelo.

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A startup that curates the most interesting content from around the internet for a daily digest.

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A cloud-based service allowing customers to track their shipments in real-time. The startup says it has already signed up around 500 customers, and has raised $1.6 million in funding.

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A consumer-targeted business that allows the user to share and rate products, and build a community around them.

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A platform for event organizers that wants to help them build a new type of event around their brand.

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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.

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A startup that provides merchants with a secure, spam-free e-commerce platform to sell their products and access marketplaces in the US and around the world.

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A company that tracks and helps shape the conversation around the news and ideas that matter most to you.

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A platform that helps recruiters find and screen candidates in cities around the world.

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A speech recognition app that helps users get around in their home.

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A startup that provides a software-as-a-service tool to help people and businesses in Taiwan get around internet censorship

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A startup building an app that helps companies manage their international workflows. The solution is aimed at companies that have multiple different offices around the world, be they full-time or digital nomads.

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The co-founders of the company Seers are trying to undo the stigma of the “office dog”. They had their first pup, Mitzi, on the playground of Spotify's offices, and the company asked them to bring her to work. Now, she’s a dog who visits office visits from time to time to make sure that everyone is having a good time.

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A company that aims to disrupt the transportation of hazardous cargo by using drones to fly through the air and drop off material to the ground.

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A startup to take the guesswork out of buying tickets to events. It helps consumers find the cheapest ticket and compares deals from around the web, thus making the experience of buying tickets simple and convenient.

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The company is looking to raise a round of funding that values the company at $1.3 billion. The round is expected to close in February 2019.

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A company that makes it cheaper to travel to Europe, the UK, and the US. It’s based in London and is looking to grow with the help of a $250,000 series A round.

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Alluvium is a company that makes artificial intelligence software for image recognition. The founders say it’s better than other tools because it was built from the ground up to work with the way humans think, rather than the way machines work.

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A startup that makes it cheap and easy to order products from around the world

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A subsidiary of Bowery Capital that helps companies raise capital from private investors. Bowery Capital and its parent company Bowery Labs have raised $32M across six rounds of funding.

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A company that manufactures and sells protein shakes. The company is looking to build a community around their protein powders that would help them get customers.

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A startup that helps people get their minds around the idea of “a world without cash”

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A startup that wants to help programmers collaborate online and on-the-ground.

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A platform for families to connect and communicate with other families around the world.

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This startup is building a platform for college students to manage their finances. It was built for students at a New York university, but the startup is raising a seed round to expand into more campuses.

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A startup focused on offering a new way for people to get around. The company is focused on making public transit faster, more reliable, and more accessible, and it wants to do that by buying out bus companies and running them as its own private transportation network.

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A company that helps match people who have the same taste, background, and interests to make it easier to find collaborators, whether it’s for a band or a new home.

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A new way to crowdsource ideas for new products, with the goal of helping fledgling startups get ideas for new products off the ground. The startup is building a platform for companies to crowdsource ideas in exchange for equity.

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A software platform that helps small businesses, freelancers, and independent contractors obtain loans and invoice financing. They have a $50,000 seed round with a 4x growth rate since their launch in May 2019.

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

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A project management and collaboration platform for teams organized around the creation of online content.

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

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

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A startup that makes it easy to take your own and other people’s photos and build a website around them

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A peer-to-peer money transfer service for friends, families, or businesses. The startup plans to fund the business via a $1.5 million seed round, and is building a mobile app to help its members send money internationally.

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A startup that helps small-business owners around the world get paid for the work they do — and then get paid again for the work they do on the side.

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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.

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This startup is building a platform for sharing pictures of food. It’s simple and turns the act of eating into a social activity. It’s a way to get people together around food and helps businesses promote their products in a way that’s both fun and useful.

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This is a tool for businesses to get a customer’s information, and then sell it to marketers. For example, if you want to get your name and phone number out to people, you can use their product. The company is centered around the idea of a “content spider,” a simple tool that can crawl the web and pull up information it needs.

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A financial services platform for small businesses in the UK. It’s currently on a pilot with around 100 businesses.

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A startup whose product is a service that "lets users create an avatar for their email addresses It then uses that avatar to send email" The startup launched in October 2018 and received a seed round of $17M in February 2019

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This company is building a stock market for real estate, which it says is worth $1.4 trillion. The startup says they have $100 million in seed funding from investors like Accel, Greylock, and Andreessen Horowitz, as well as a $50 million Series A round led by Sapphire Ventures.

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A SaaS platform for marketers and businesses to create their own digital ads for Facebook. The startup is in a third round of investment and will launch in the first half of 2020.

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A startup that makes learning about the world more accessible to people around the world

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A new app that helps fans book flights, hotels, and other travel services from any location around the world.

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A tool that helps people evaluate their careers in a way that has real-time feedback from their managers. It’s currently used in early rounds at Y Combinator.

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Jet.com is a startup that will sell anything from household items to clothes to groceries to a single user, with no membership fees or minimum purchase requirements. It’s been called the Amazon of online shopping that will work on the ground. The company says it has 1.1 million active buyers already, and a $3 billion run rate.

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An AI-based chatbot that will help investors make better investment decisions. The startup says it is currently in the “soft launch” phase of their $1 million seed round.

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A startup for connecting freelance designers with clients. There are around 5 million professional designers in the US, and they’re frequently hired through agencies or by the hour. The startup is building a marketplace where designers can post their work, which clients can browse and hire.

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A platform that lets restaurant customers rate their experience and recommend nearby businesses. The startup, which has raised $400,000 from investors in three rounds, says they currently cover the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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A startup that helps you find the cheapest places to go in the US (60,000 restaurants, 2,500 hotels, and 2,500 attractions) and then helps you price-compare them. The startup is profitable and has 75,000 users, and is profitable again after a $2 million round in late 2019.

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

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A company that makes biodegradable water bottles. The startup wants to build a business around breaking a water bottle back down into its water-carbon components.

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This startup is building a platform to help people get money from friends and family. The company uses a paper check system that’s more commonly used in developing countries, and it plans to roll it out in the US, Canada, and Europe. They recently raised $1.5M in a seed round.

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Initially built to help people get around their cities without buying a car, Carpool is now a decentralized ride-sharing app that acts as a matchmaker for people who want to share their vehicles with a stranger.

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A team of three has raised $1.4 million from investors including First Round Capital, HLM Ventures, and Mayfield Fund. The company is building an AI-based software platform to help businesses optimize their supply chain operations.

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

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A digital health startup working with the health insurance industry. They’ve been doing R&D in Canada for a year and have a healthy $1.4 million seed round.

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A startup that lets you buy, organize, and sell artwork from artists around the world, with the option of searching for art by artist or subject. ArtGen is based in New York City.

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A company that helps businesses sell and market their products on Amazon and their own website. It has 12,000 customers in India, and a team of 30 on the ground in a new office in Mumbai.

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

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This is an app for getting around the price and quality problems of a typical cup of coffee.

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A startup that launched in May, Empowered Launchpad is a marketplace for a variety of services including legal, accounting, and engineering, with the goal of making it easier for startups to get off the ground. They’re already working with 100 companies around the world.

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A company that is building an app that helps people find other people to go out and have fun with. They already have a team of over 250 people and raised $50 million in their first funding round.

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Plans to allow folks to leave their cars at home and get around on public transport in cities

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A startup that provides software to help people get their business off the ground

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This is a company that makes a way to map the physical world of information. The startup is building a suite of open data products and services that will allow users to visualize and understand the world around them.

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

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A digital tool for borrowing money from friends and family for small business purchases. The current model is still simple: the startup is working to launch an app that lets you borrow money in seconds from your friends and family. The company has raised a seed round, and is launching today

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A food delivery app that uses the same home delivery process as Uber Eats and Instacart, but for restaurants. It’s currently in the beginning of a round led by a VC firm that recently invested in Zume Pizza.

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A ride-hailing app that combines peer-to-peer carpooling with the convenience of Uber. The startup wants to build a system that lets people get around for less money while reducing traffic and pollution.

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

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Focuses on the logistics of retail and automates the process of moving inventory around the supply chain. The company has built a platform to allow retailers to upload their inventory, manage their orders, and manage their employees’ time.

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A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

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A platform for creating social connections around events, which is currently a popular form of entertainment. The startup wants to help users curate real-world events and build a community around them.

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A startup tackling the stigmas around mental illness and jobs in the US

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

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A company that builds tools that help organizations manage risks around data.

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A B2B company that helps companies manage their insurance policies and costs. The company is currently in the process of raising a new round of funding.

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One of the original investors in OpenTable raised a $1 million seed round to help “Bring the magic back to the restaurant industry.”

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A platform for selling, buying, and shipping drugs online. The startup is now profitable and has a $2.5 million round of funding.

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A “digital concierge” that helps users personalize their own homes. Instead of searching around for different products, users can ask their digital concierge to come up with ideas and send them to the user.

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A solution for the $4 trillion global oil market where producers don’t have reliable inventories and retailers don’t have a clear picture of demand or low prices. Oil can be stored in underground tanks and is more valuable if it’s in the right place. Oil Tracker aims to connect all the different stakeholders in the oil market.

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A fingerprint-based unlock system for phones. The startup is trying to make fingerprint sensors more secure by having users open their phones in a certain way and secure them. This is a startup that has been around for a while, with a version known as SnapLock, but it is now rebranding itself as Fingerprint Lock.

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The accelerator is based in New York's Brooklyn neighborhood, and was founded in February 2015. It is sponsored by MasterCard, and has attracted companies from around the world, including Colombia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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A platform for identifying “problems” with your photos. The company has built an algorithm that identifies things like “your face looks too small” or “your background looks weird in this photo”.

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A payment platform that allows users to make payments without constantly having to pull out their phones. It’s meant to allow payments to happen in the background and utilize location data to make sure the person paying the bill can’t pay it twice.

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The startup has built a software platform that gives brands the ability to create real-time webinars through web browsers or mobile applications. The company is based in New York City and is backed by a $3 million seed round from investors including 500 Startups, Forerunner Ventures, and Lerer Ventures.

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The company operates in a similar fashion to Uber, but instead of driving people around, it takes shoppers to retailers. Shoppers use the app to locate stores and their location, then use the app to walk into shops and purchase items.

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The company is centered around a new product called the “Activity Tracker”, which is actually a wristband with sensors that measure the wearer’s activity throughout the day. The wristband communicates with a phone that then records the data on the app. The data can then be synced with a HealthKit-enabled app for tracking progress.

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A product that helps businesses scale their operations across the country and around the world.

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A tool for data wrangling for the human sciences. It’s designed for students and professors (and not just for those in computer science,) and is looking to build a community around the product.

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A startup that helps people find and book flights around the world. "We're not trying to be a travel booking site but more a package." The platform lets users see prices and deals from a variety of airlines, which is useful for travelers.

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A messaging app that was built from the ground up to be used by people who are hearing impaired.

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

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

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A seed-stage medical tech startup focused on helping patients undergoing surgery and managing their pain through a smartphone app. The founders say they’ve been featured on 60 Minutes, and have raised a $1 million seed round

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The startup is looking to help independent restaurants compete with the larger chains. It’s currently in closed beta and is looking for a round of funding.

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This is a startup that wants to build a system that automatically detects and captures video of police interactions and the surrounding community. The startup recently raised $1.2 million from Digital Ocean’s Venture Fund.

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

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A startup that’s already proven that content marketing works for real estate companies, with more than 100 signups, and has a $2 million seed round to prove it.

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An HR platform that focuses on employee engagement, and is aimed at small/medium size companies. They plan to announce a $2.5 million seed round in December.

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Designed to help clients define and measure their social impact, Consequence is a software company helping nonprofits and for-profits better track their impact. It helps clients measure the effectiveness of their programs and measure employees’ impact, too. The company has a $10 million Series A, with $1 million raised in its first round of VC funding.

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A startup that aims to help US cities build 100,000 solar powered charging stations across major highways to help people get around.

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A video sharing app for events and conferences. Following a seed round, it’s been acquired by Live Nation’s Blink.

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The startup is building a system that will allow companies to use the power of artificial intelligence to detect fraud. The company is currently in private beta and just closed a $1.2 million seed round, led by Nautilus Ventures.

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A member-driven credit union that allows members to invest their money in peer-to-peer lending. The startup raised an $8 million round in April 2019, and plans to roll out to the UK and Germany in 2020, as well as other countries.

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A company that aims to help folks in remote areas join the internet via satellite. It uses a combination of an on-the-ground antenna, GPS location and signal strength, and mobile coverage to triangulate a tower near the user and then send them a tiny satellite modem.

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A way to communicate with one another during the busy time of the year, around the holidays. The idea is to help brands and retailers better communicate and sell to their customers during the holiday season, and to provide a way to ensure that customers are happy and retailers get their money.

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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.

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A company that powers the chat experience in messaging apps. It allows users to completely customize the appearance and behavior of their chats, especially with respect to things like changing background colors and fonts.

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A startup that helps recruiters find candidates with the right experience and background.

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A “Twitter for books” that surfaces conversations happening around those books.

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

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A platform that helps you build an online business around your brand.

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A company with an $8 million Series A led by First Round Capital, Techstars, and Citi Ventures

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A startup that helps you find a ride share for a trip by using a variety of technology to help you choose a car that’s right for you. The startup has raised $3.5 million in two rounds of funding.

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A startup that’s building a unique product for the retail industry, an online marketplace for bringing in contractors to remodel your home or help you get around town.

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This is a tool meant to help employees get better at their jobs with an emphasis on self-improvement. They have a free trial and have raised $4.6m in a seed round.

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A chat bot that helps people find the best financial services for their needs. The startup has been around for a while, and is still selling its services via a web-based chat-based platform.

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A self-driven car service for people who want to be driven around

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Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

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 A company that aims to bring remote tech support to the UK. It’s currently in the midst of an $8.5M seed round led by Union Square Ventures.

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A solution for people to get around restrictions on the internet.

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A startup that helps employers to cut down on errors and save money while hiring, and also helps job seekers find employment. The company is in the early stages of a $3 million seed round and has been in beta since July.

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Nextbit wants to deliver Android in a way that lets you take your phone with you everywhere. It cuts down on background apps and syncs only the apps that you want to use with your phone. Available on Android and iOS.

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A company that gives businesses a way to buy and receive custom work from people around the world. It’s selling the ability to have a new logo, website, or app design delivered in 15 minutes.

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A new startup that wants to provide a way for investors to connect with companies in the early stages of development, with a focus on B2B companies. The founder said it has around $24 million in funding so far, and has already worked with companies like TaskRabbit, Instacart, and Stripe.

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A technology that helps people create and share videos on the web, building a community around their videos.

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A startup that builds communities around local events and share content.

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A home security startup that monitors in-home security cameras and allows customers to turn on their lights or lock their doors remotely. The startup, which has raised a $750k seed round from a variety of investors, is already working with a dozen customers.

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This wearable device generates a heat map of the area around the wearer’s head, allowing him to better understand his environment.

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With the ability to take stock of all the different tools and platforms that a team uses, it’s difficult to create a shared vision. Bopp is a platform that helps companies set up a shared vision around their tools.

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

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A B2B company created to help dog-walkers and pet sitters book their customers’ pets online. They’ve completed a $1.5 million seed round, and plan to expand to the UK and Australia in the coming months.

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A startup designed for real estate agents to help customers find the right home, with real estate agents in the background.

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A way to create social experiences around events.

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First Round Capital is one of the earliest and most successful seed stage investors, having backed over 100 companies in the past 15 years.

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A startup that wants to help companies around the world use robots to move goods from warehouses to retail stores.

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 A platform like Uber, but for the gig economy. The startup is a background screening and background check service for employees.

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A startup that wants to reduce the amount of time it takes to travel around local cities.

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A mobile platform that helps users find nearby parking via mobile device. The startup is building the technology from ground up, with a new API that can be used by parking lot owners and app developers to get parking data.

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A platform that connects businesses with the communities that surround them, allowing them to connect with their local customers, suppliers, and employees.

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A company that provides support for enterprise organizations that want to adopt blockchain tech. The company has more than 2,000 enterprise customers, and recently announced a $1.1 million seed round.

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

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The world of finance is changing dramatically, and there’s a lot of confusion around how new technologies like fintech will impact financial services. Fintech can take the form of apps, startups, and platforms, or it can be composed of a mix of all three. Fintech is a catch-all term that can include everything from cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to machine learning, and more. Fintech startup solutions help companies navigate these changes.

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A startup that wants to help doctors and nurses make the best decisions about patient health. The company has raised $1.5 million A round of funding and plans to do its first trial in Texas.

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A shower scene with voice and motion that turns the water off and on when you turn around.

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 A cloud-based review platform for dating apps, with a funding round that was reportedly led by Facebook

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A startup that’s building a way for people to explore and explore a world of their own around their city. It lets you drop in for a day, look around, and get a sense of the neighborhood without having to physically travel to it.

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A company that is creating “smart doorbells” that can help you know when people are around your house and send them text messages.

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A startup that helps doctors and patients find common ground, reducing the stress involved in insurance and billing questions.

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A group of young filmmakers with a collective vision to build a film studio from the ground up, and will use the Y Combinator seed money to hire a chief operating officer and other staff to help them do it.

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

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A startup that helps people “make the most of round-the-clock” available to them. It’s a reference app for an app that helps people with sleep disorders find the right sleep schedule for them.

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The Parisian startup is building a digital version of a tour guide. The app will help people feel more connected to a place and know more about it than they currently do. The company has already raised €4.1 million and is currently on track to close a €5 million round.

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Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

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A startup that lets customers book appointments online. It has served 800,000 users since launching in August 2018. It will have a team of 10 by the end of the year, with a $2.5 million seed round led by Grishin Robotics.

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A free app that uses GPS to guide runners on their runs. The startup is building a way to get people from one place to another, by showing them what’s around obstacles on the way.

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A startup that uses high-tech, low-cost sensors to monitor the quality of the air around us.

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

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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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 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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The startup helps recruiters from different backgrounds find the right talent to fill a job. It currently has a $1.3 million seed round, and is looking to scale after a recent push.

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A platform for building your own online community, from the ground up.

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

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A platform that lets users book vacation rentals around the world.

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A platform that connects borrowers with financial services and technology to transform the way they borrow and pay. They have a $2.5M seed round and are close to a round of growth.

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A tool for people to track and visualize their financial transactions. The startup is building the platform around the idea that people don’t want to track everything, but they want to track their finances.

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A B2B company that aims to offer an alternative to payroll services that is based around the value employees bring to companies.

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A platform that allows users to create events and sell tickets online, now in the third round of funding.

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A company that wants to build software that helps footballers around the world look at the footage of their matches and understand how they could be better.

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A Chinese startup that wants to help people learn English faster and easier. The startup writes questions and answers on cards and puts them on a string, which people can play around with. And their idea is proving popular in China, with a million cards sold in three months.

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A startup that wants to bring the conversation around current events to the next three billion online users.

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A video game that teaches how to drive a car. Players control a virtual car and drive around a course, following the rules of the road, and avoiding obstacles such as other cars and pedestrians. The game is meant for the very beginning of novice drivers, teaching them to drive without the risk of crashing.

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A company that helps you get your car serviced if you’re not around when it breaks down.

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This startup is building a tool to automatically generate landing pages for your campaign. The startup is a Y Combinator alum, having raised a seed round in 2013.

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A startup focused on user-friendly music discovery. The startup wants to create a desktop experience around music discovery that will allow users to browse and listen to songs, and also see what others are listening to.

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This startup is building a new brand of “personal concierge” for the rich and famous that will help them choose the right house to buy, which groundskeeper to hire, and which type of vacation to take.

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The startup is a service that helps small businesses buy and sell their products online. The startup raised $7.5 million in a Series A round in September.

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The startup is building a “social tool” that helps millennials find and connect with one another to “help them grow their social capital”. The social platform has already built a $1.2 million round of funding and has raised another $3 million in a seed round.

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This startup is building a platform for companies to recruit engineers with backgrounds in data science, machine learning, and deep learning.

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Transports data around the world in under a second and converts it into a visual format for users.

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This company is making it easier for small businesses to invest in their own ventures, by providing them an online platform for managing investments. The seed round has already been funded, and the company is looking to the next round to help it scale.

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A new way for startups to launch, with a “pay-as-you-go” model for founders and employees. It allows companies to grow without having to engage in the long, expensive process of raising a round.

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This startup is building a new way to allow mobile browsers to work in the background.

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A startup that helps small businesses around the world hire employees and find talent.

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A startup that helps companies understand their customers and increase sales. They’ve raised a $1.8M seed round.

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A tool to help people find out what’s going on in the world, or what’s happening around them.

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A meat delivery service for restaurants. The startup, which has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Khosla Ventures, is working with restaurants and chains to deliver lunch and dinner to customers in San Francisco, New York City, and Boulder, Colorado.

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A tool that helps you manage your restaurant right on your phone. The startup is currently doing a seed round with $1 million.

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

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This is an effort to build a social network around the "sharing economy" that "provides more complete information related to people and homes" on the sharing economy than exists anywhere today.

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A company that helps small businesses get off the ground, with a library of tools that help companies with marketing, accounting, and sales. Company founders started it after seeing that many small businesses are launching on Facebook and taking on extra expenses to grow.

25

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

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A “one-stop shop for credit” that aims to help people from underbanked backgrounds to get access to credit. The startup is currently in talks with banks and credit unions to work out a partnership.

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A startup that helps people sell off extra stuff they have lying around, including their own cars.

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The startup’s pitch is that “we help people save money by visiting restaurants that are good, but not the best.” The app now has 100,000 users in the UK, and its founders say they’ll be able to expand globally if their funding round meets its goal.

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A platform that lets customers pick the bulbs and trees they want for their backyard or house, and have those ordered and delivered. They’re in the process of raising a seed round, with a goal of $110,000.

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A way to get around the “proprietary” nature of most software for companies with multiple vendors. A way for companies to create standard versions of their software that they can then sell, with a multi-vendor infrastructure that can easily transition between platforms.

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A mobile app that helps people build a virtual reality experience while they walk around a city. Currently focusing on VR adoption in India.

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A team-based, curated, on-demand service for sourcing sales leads and B2B leads. They’re currently in the process of raising a $4 million seed round.

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A new way to sell and trade real estate, with an app that provides investors with “around-the-clock access to property information, data, and search results”.

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In August 2018, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round from Right Side Capital, and has since expanded to New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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An underground “mixing” app that uses the concept of the blind date to pair people up based on shared interests and provide a means for them to meet.

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This company is building a platform for global NGOs to better track and respond to the needs of vulnerable people around the world.

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

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A company working to connect “smart cities” around the world, hoping to connect smart devices and smart city infrastructure.

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allows companies to create online shopfronts for their products, eliminating the need for physical storefronts. It’s growing quickly, and recently closed a $3.8 million series A round.

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

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A mapping tool that helps users find their way around the world.

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A company that makes businesses more efficient and effective by helping them to track, organize and make better decisions around their data.

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A web service that uses machine learning to find sales and discounts around you. Users can build customized lists of products to save money on, and the service sends them notifications when they’re on sale.

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Voice-activated home and car security devices that run in the background and alert you if there is an issue.

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A company that provides software for companies to track the performance of their employees. The company’s software is currently serving more than 30,000 organizations around the world.

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A new way to make mobile payments with no fees and no limits. It’s only available in the US and is in the process of getting a $5 million seed round.

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LIFX, a light bulb company, raised $20 million in its Series A funding round.

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A tool to help people get around parking on campus, and to help them find parking as easily as they can book a hotel room.

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A software company that helps users find a product or service for their specific needs. Based on the number of users it has, it’s looking to raise a round in the second half of 2019.

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A platform for building virtual reality content with human-scale interactions. The company wants to build virtual reality content where people can walk around, sit down or interact with their virtual world.

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A co-op centered around giving financial advice to companies, and letting them share in the profits.

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This list is based on companies that have raised a Series A, B or C round. Crunchbase tracks companies that have raised funding. It does not track companies that have acquired companies, or those that are now defunct.

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There are two ways to get around the city. The first is the conventional private vehicle. The second is a bicycle. EcoBike wants to connect users to their bicycles via apps, and provide a software platform to allow the bikes to talk to each other.

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A platform that builds communities around a topic through a series of articles.

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A startup that helps small businesses get more out of their social media advertising. Currently has a working prototype and aims to close a seed round and launch in early 2020.

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A B2B platform that lets businesses find the best rates for background checks.

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A startup that helps companies provide food delivery to their employees. The startup is working with companies such as California Pizza Kitchen, Denny's, and Pei Wei to bring in revenue. The startup screens customers for a monthly membership fee of around $10 and works on a monthly basis. The startup says they have over 5,000 active customers, with over $2 million in monthly revenue.

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A company that is building a platform for app developers to build a more active community around their apps. The company hopes to build a platform that brings together developers who have similar apps and allows them to build a community around them.

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An AI-powered product to help companies understand the sentiment around their products. They’re currently working with 100 small and medium sized companies.

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A platform that helps small businesses manage their bank accounts. The company is based in New York, but serves companies in other states and countries around the world.

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 A startup helping startups focus on users, not investors. Mow is a VC that creates a seed round for a startup, but only if the founders agree to give themselves away for free to customers for a year.

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The company says it’s building a platform that lets customers buy and sell goods “with very little friction and no fees”. They announced a $50 million Series B round in April 2015.

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A startup that has built a tool for hiring and managing remote workers. The startup is in the process of raising a Series A round.

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A bike sharing app for bike rentals in cities around the world.

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A platform that helps brands to track and optimize their calls to action. The startup was started in May 2018 and raised a $1.6 million seed round in July 2018.

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 A smartphone app that tracks how fast people are walking, running, or riding their bikes. The app tracks speed and distance traveled with GPS, then uses that data to report on how people are getting around.

9

A network of startups working together to build a new ecosystem around distributed ledger technology. The goal is to build a platform that spurs the creation of startups that can power an ecosystem built around blockchain.

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A platform to help people find and rent quality private and shared apartments around the world. It helps renters and owners find and rent apartments, and connect with other renters and owners in real time.

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A group of professional marketers and designers with a background in creative agencies and marketing startups.

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A startup which makes it easier for people to find and hire new employees. FindEngine helps companies find new employees by running a background check, then connects the job seeker with the job.

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A company that’s building a toolset to help companies with medical training, which could reduce the amount of time it takes to train people with medical backgrounds.

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A platform that helps people in developing economies get around the inefficiencies of the current financial system. Its founders say that their platform is “an order of magnitude cheaper” than other existing alternatives.

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A platform that helps the 500,000 companies around the world with their live events. It helps them find, book and pay for speaking engagements, build an event calendar, and create a speaker’s profile for their attendees.

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An on-demand movie streaming service that aims to make using video on demand (VOD) more like using a VHS tape store. The startup wants to lay the groundwork for a business model that rewards users for sharing their own videos.

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A product manager for a small team of product managers, to help them communicate and organize tasks. The app is meant to be a management tool for a team of around 10.

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A software development company that wants to fix the “diversity gap” in Silicon Valley. The company’s co-founder says that men make up around 80% of the tech workforce, and women only 4% (and that the industry is even worse in other parts of the world).

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A company that provides an online profile management tool. The startup is also working on a beta version of a layer of security around user data. The company's founder originally pitched the idea at Y Combinator in 2014, but the founders decided to pivot to a more stable revenue stream.

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Citymapper is a map app that helps people navigate cities around the world.

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Idea: Build custom apps around on-premise hardware

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This startup is building a new kind of store for farmers around the world, where farmers can sell directly to consumers at a discount.

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A startup around the code name "Remix Vesta" was founded in 2014. The idea is to create a platform to bring together all the ideas created through remix videos.

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A startup that sells a tool that allows people to create a sort of virtual scrapbook of their life and to share with loved ones who are no longer around

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Idea: A startup providing free credit scores to customers, funded by a paywall around their credit report They believe this will generate better engagement than the traditional credit monitoring model, which pays customers to read their credit report

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Idea: A smart-home security system, combining video monitoring with an interactive voice-activated interface The startup raised $150,000 in a seed round led by Innovation Endeavors in September 2018

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Idea: A startuplication that allows users to post a request for help around the house and get someone to come fix it

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Idea: A startup that enables people to track and record their eating habits It is currently used by thousands of people around the world

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Idea: A business that helps with the management side of commercial cleaning services, helping people set up contracts and take care of bookkeeping Has just closed an $80,000 round

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Idea: A startup that helps companies deal with the paperwork around events. The company’s pitch is that there’s a lot of red tape to navigate for things like conferences, and they’re aiming to save companies time and money.

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Idea: A startup that’s trying to make it easier for urbanites to move around their city using a variety of transportation options, from public transit, to ridesharing, to walking.

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Idea: A startup for custom mobile applications for companies and non-profits. It’s a well-known model that has been around for a few years. The founder says his company has $30k in monthly recurring revenue, working with 500 companies.

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Idea: A startup that turns your cell phone or computer into a walkie-talkie. The receiver is a physical device you can carry around. The startup is selling the device for $99, with a month of service starting at $5.

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Idea: A company that’s building a suite of products around an app that takes and edits photos of sales receipts, making it easy for companies to collect and incorporate visual data into business intelligence.

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A startup that provides a platform to connect visitors with locals who can show them around a city

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