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A mobile app and site that helps people to find places to jog and run, and then connect with other runners and trainers.

1,133

A tool for employee onboarding, designed to put employees through a process to get them up and running at their new job.

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Imagine an app that tells you when all of your favorite brands are offering some new deal. With their tech platform, the company is building a business that runs “brand-specific loyalty programs.”

174

A startup that provides a service to help people get their business up and running in another country

128

A startup that helps businesses manage their cash flow. The tool helps companies forecast where their cash will come from, and sends automated reminders when it runs low. The startup uses machine learning and AI to help companies forecast how much cash they would have at this month’s end and the next month.

118

A startup that helps small businesses manage their expenses. The company helps businesses track their expenses, and it promises that it can save businesses thousands of dollars in the long run.

117

A company that runs gamified learning programs for employees and helps them retain information.

115

A startup that hires people as “runners” who can help you with errands in your neighborhood

111

A device that can be attached to a bicycle seat post to help bikers and runners track their stats.

111

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

102

This company is building an app that aims to help cities with data, allowing them to run services like parking and waste collection more efficiently.

102

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.

99

This company wants to make it easier for auto dealerships to run their inventories. It helps dealers automate their processes by tying inventory to sales.

98

A tool that automates some of the manual steps involved in running a company. It’s designed to help companies like restaurants and hotels manage expenses.

97

A company that helps retail stores run their inventory at the right price.

97

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.

95

A company that provides a platform to run community-based learning programs in developing countries online.

94

A solution for poorly performing government-run schools in India, with plans to expand to other countries in the future.

93

A cloud-based platform to enable people to easily run their own on-demand marketplaces. The startup is targeting people who sell products on eBay and Amazon.

93

A new airline that runs flights from the US to cities in the Philippines and Indonesia, using a fleet of Boeing 787-8s

92

A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

91

A startup for short-term rentals. The startup helps vacation homeowners skip the traditional agency process and run their own rentals on their own terms.

91

A platform to make it easier to run fundraisers.

91

A wearables startup that wants to help people run more efficiently and exercise better. It says its product is worn like a wristband and tracks things like steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep.

90

A way to find local help when you’re running a service-based business. The service tries to find contractors and other types of work that you need done, then match you with the right person to perform the work.

89

An enterprise SaaS solution for companies that need a platform to handle all of the different aspects of running a business.

89

A way to make your phone’s battery last longer. The startup uses a sensor that tells the phone when it is being charged and when the battery is running low. It then adjusts the phone’s power management settings.

89

A company that enables companies to build bot-enabled services and chatbots. The company already has a beta product, a chatbot for booking a server that runs on Amazon’s Alexa.

88

Founded in 2015, Flyfree is an SEO agency based in London. They provide digital marketing services and run their own SEO training academy.

88

Trunkable wants to build a web-based home that can be rented as a vacation home.

88

Podium is a tool for building and running sales meetings. The startup is working with companies like Slack, PayPal, and Microsoft to build digital sales meetings that are more efficient and engaging.

88

A startup that provides a service for people to run errands for others like picking up groceries, doing laundry and other tasks

87

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.

87

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.

86

This startup is building a tool to make building custom software easier for non-coders. It's similar to tools like Kaleidoscope or CodeRunner.

86

A tool that helps companies create software that can be run across multiple devices, using HTML5.

85

Idea: A startup for “solar powered cars”. The startup wants to build a rooftop solar system that generates energy for your car, allowing the car to run on solar power.

84

A wearable device that tracks running and biking data and can communicate with a smartphone app. The startup wants to make it easy to get new workouts and track progress without having to purchase a wearable or smartphone apps.

84

A startup that helps businesses in the United States and Europe run their money using shared accounts. It’s a “one-stop shop” for working with multiple banks.

83

A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

83

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.

82

A platform for self-driving car manufacturers to build their own maps and run their own fleets

81

A mobile app that helps runners find races and the closest running paths. The startup has raised $4.5 million in funding and is based in Chicago.

81

A “B2B software company that provides software solutions to people who run small businesses.” It’s a software company, but it’s also a software company that’s also a software company.

81

A company that automates and improves the process for running a restaurant

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In May, the startup launched its first version, a $300 PC that it said could run as much as 40% faster than similarly priced machines. The company’s second version is a $1,000 PC that it says is twice as fast as its first version.

80

A startup that hires people to run errands for you, like getting groceries, taking out the trash, or picking up your dry cleaning

79

"We believe that the world’s 2.5 billion farmers deserve access to information they can trust. We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to improve their lives. We believe that, in the long run, this is good for the planet."

79

A platform for running and publishing community-driven events, such as hackathons and meetups.

79

 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.

79

A software-as-a-service tool for businesses to create and manage their own marketing campaigns without needing to know the intricacies of running a digital marketing agency.

77

A platform that makes it easy for authors to build their own websites from scratch, selling their content to publishers and charging them per view or per download. The startup is also working on a platform to run e-commerce stores.

77

In August 2018, Crunchbase reported that there were over 150 venture-backed startup accelerators in the United States. The list of top accelerators in the United States was as follows:

77

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.

77

A startup that enables businesses to create a custom work product for their employees. The company has only run early stage trials, but has already attracted more than $3 million in funding from investors like 500 Startups.

76

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.

76

In May 2018, TechCrunch ranked the top 50 innovation in Indonesia.

76

Idea: This startup is building a new productivity tool that lets users scroll down a page to view content, rather than clicking from one page to another The startup currently has a prototype and has already been featured in TechCrunch

75

A tool for running your business through a more efficient, streamlined process that gets the information you need to inform your decisions and meetings more quickly. Tailspring is a software company that helps companies set up recurring meetings and manage those meetings more efficiently.

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A customer service platform that helps companies plan and run customer support operations.

75

A B2B Internet of Things platform for the construction industry that offers a platform for construction companies to make products that can be automated, from construction vehicles to buildings. The company is building a “smart factory” that offers a low-cost manufacturing model that can be automated, allowing construction companies to run on lean manufacturing principles.

74

A platform that allows groups to set up private social media accounts and run them as a group. The teams you’re a part of can choose their own rules and restrictions, so it’s a sort of Slack with a self-controlled community.

74

A startup that wants to help small-business owners run their businesses without hiring a full-time employee. They provide a suite of tools, from a scheduling app to a CRM to help you get things done.

74

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

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

The idea: A mobile phone that can be powered by your body movement, rather than by a battery. The goal is for the device to be small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to run a full computer. The company was founded in May 2016 by two ex-Apple engineers.

73

A startup that helps run a small business by helping you keep track of all your employees, customers, and products in one place. The startup wants to make the small business owner their own digital HR manager.

71

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.

71

The startup is building a platform for genomics data that is both more accessible, and more useful in the long run than other existing options. They are digitizing research from thousands of articles to make their platform the definitive source for scientific information.

70

A family-friendly AI chatbot that allows grocery shoppers to chat with the AI through voice or text to help them pick out the best deals. The company says it’s already up and running in grocery chains like Walmart.

68

In addition, there are several other fast-growing startups that are also still working their way through the Crunchbase database, including:

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This enterprise software company is designing a SaaS app for running a large manufacturing facility. The company is currently in a pilot with a large manufacturer in the US.

67

A startup run by former Microsoft employee Jason Pelczer, that’s developing a system for companies to accept crypto payments for their enterprise software. The company is targeting companies in the financial services sector.

67

A startup to help people make money by turning their run-down car into

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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.

64

The startup is bringing its AI to 100,000 small businesses in Germany and the Netherlands to help them run better.

63

A tool that can be used to create “mini apps” that can be used to run tiny tasks on a business’s phone, like taking a picture with a tablet, or looking up a restaurant’s location.

63

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

62

Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

62

A hardware startup that’s building a way for software to run on physical products, such as a keyboard or a mouse, instead of being software-only. The startup wants to create a device that can connect to a computer and transform a physical object into a fully-functional computer.

61

A software startup that aims to make it easier for companies to create surveys online. The startup is building a survey tool that’s designed to work with software like SurveyMonkey and SurveyGizmo, and is already running its own free online survey service.

61

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

61

A platform that allows landlords to manage their rental units, connecting them to homebuyers and letting agents. The pitch is that it gives landlords a new way to run their business, helping them collect rent and keep track of their properties. It’s available in the UK and Australia at the moment, although they’re looking to expand internationally.

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This is an ongoing list of startups that have raised funding. This list is compiled from Crunchbase and other news sources.

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A software firm that helps companies build out their infrastructure to handle data crunching and AI.

60

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.

58

A Tinder for the runway, using an algorithm to find the looks that are most likely to be the next big thing.

58

This startup is building a “smart” card that runs on a local RFID (radio frequency identification) chip. The card is intended for use in vending machines and retail stores where sales occur, but the company is also looking to use it in other contexts like credit/debit cards and membership cards.

58

A platform that makes it easier to run a club or bar. By giving people a place to meet up, they can stay organized and avoid the headache of managing group purchasing and logistics.

58

This startup is working on a way to make it easier for people to run their own mobile apps, by allowing them to build them using a drag-and-drop interface.

57

A new service that lets companies run their own credit card processing, giving them the ability to take cash out of the ATM and sending it directly to a bank account.

57

A startup for companies that want to run their own video and audio conferencing system for internal meetings

55

A venture-backed startup that serves as a marketing platform for credit card and bank data that lets companies run campaigns. It’s also a marketplace for data, where companies can buy and sell their own data sets.

55

A startup platform for managing and sharing biological samples. The startup takes samples from patients, runs them through a machine that identifies what is in the sample, and then uses that information to help doctors diagnose their own patients.

55

A startup for running crowdfunding campaigns, granting donors access to exclusive perks and early access to the product.

55

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

55

A platform that integrates with existing systems to give users a view into the costs of running their business.

54

A tool to help people find the right place to spend their money spend their money, and run ads to help them do it.

53

A tool for restaurant owners and employees that helps them with the everyday tasks of running a restaurant. With the app, you can order takeout, track tips, and review your shift.

53

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.

52

A backend platform for the “internet of things”, which connects all the devices in your house. The backend is a piece of software that runs on an app on your phone which connects all the devices in your house. It’s a way to connect all the devices in your house, give voice commands, and get things to do on your schedule.

51

A startup that wants to help you manage your social media accounts with the goal of making it easy to run the same account across multiple devices.

51

A startup for tracking running mileage, showing a user’s progress in terms of distance run and time spent running. The startup is focused on the female market.

51

A business that helps other business run themselves. They have a platform for scheduling and tracking time for employees, and an app that helps employees find time for personal things.

49

A business that wants to create a bank that runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It’s planning to use revenue from that bank to fund the company’s own blockchain development.

49

A startup that is building software that helps companies run their own data centers. The company is offering a $700/month service.

49

 A French company that runs AI-based time tracking software for employers, helping them monitor employees’ time and pay them accurately.

47

A startup that helps healthcare companies manage their patient records. The company provides software and services to help them make data easier to find. They have already run pilot programs with large insurance companies and hospitals.

46

A company that helps retailers, manufacturers and distributors run promotions that are tailored to the specific needs of their customers, with the goal of increasing the lifetime value of customers.

46

This startup wants to replace the inefficient and often criminally-run trucking industry with a new way to move freight that’s better for consumers, the environment, and the economy as a whole, by using autonomous vehicles.

45

A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to launch crowdfunding campaigns, with tools like interactive video and a toolkit that helps people run their campaigns.

45

A startup that uses “crunchtime” to help companies and teams get things done. The startup’s core product is a web application that helps teams manage tasks and shares status updates.

45

A web services platform that connects developers and organizations to build web-based apps to run on any device.

44

A startup that helps long-distance runners “train like an athlete.”

44

Online platform for building decentralized applications, allowing teams to build their own apps and run them with a simple API.

43

A way for people to take a photo of their food, and see where it came from and what was in it. It’s already up and running, and aims to keep customers up to date on the food they eat.

43

A software-as-a-service platform that helps brands run social video campaigns.

43

A company that wants to build a meal kit delivery service. It currently has 6,000 users, with a $17,000 monthly recurring revenue run rate, and plans to launch in the first half of 2020.

42

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

42

A platform that helps people run their freelancer workflows, helping them manage invoices, payments, and other interactions with clients.

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"Mashape’s mission is to help small businesses grow and scale. Mashape has developed a suite of tools that allow small businesses to manage their businesses from a central platform. This can be anything from scheduling a meeting to processing invoices. Using Mashape, small businesses can focus on running their business and not their IT. Mashape’s platform is designed to be easy to use and free for small businesses."

42

A startup for hotels and restaurants to manage their supply chain. The business is run by ex-Googlers.

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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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In an interview with TechCrunch, the company said it was building a “mobile first,” “on-demand” fully-distributed video streaming platform.

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A chatbot that helps users with their finances. The startup says that it has already run a pilot with a few companies.

39

A platform for helping small- to medium-sized businesses run their sales, marketing, and customer service. They’re currently in beta and have worked with a variety of companies, including Johnnie Walker and Net-a-Porter.

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Building a mortgage application and loan application that takes traditional paperwork out of the equation and runs it through an AI engine.

38

A platform for consumers and brands to build out ads for their own sites and the company will do the rest. The company claims to have a six-figure monthly run rate, with $100 million in monthly ad revenue. The company says they have 1,000 brands running campaigns on their platform.

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

37

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

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An API for crowdsourced product reviews, allowing brands to run their own polls and aggregate the data.

36

Launch is a period of intense growth and expansion, and the companies listed above are just a drop in the bucket. As the startup ecosystem continues to grow, a lot more startups will have good ideas. Here are the top startups that have launched in 2019, according to TechCrunch.

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A tool to help companies make the right product decisions by crunching data from different sources.

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A customer management software for online retailers, allowing them to run customer loyalty programs and reward their customers for purchases.

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A startup that helps bars, restaurants, and retailers engage customers with digital menus and order-ahead functionality. It’s currently running pilots in Chicago and New York.

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A platform that runs on top of Amazon S3 and helps users set up their own private storage for data. The startup is focused on data privacy and security.

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A shared grocery shopping service that lets you buy items for someone else at a discount, with a promise of never having to run out of things again.

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A startup that helps businesses manage all their customer data and automate tasks across the customer lifecycle. The company says revenue will be generated through the use of its software, which runs on the company’s API.

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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 company that makes it easier for businesses to publish and manage their URLs, which are often a pain point in running a company.

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The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

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An API for credit unions to help them get up and running at lower cost.

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A startup that tracks the things you buy, and lets you know when you’re running low on a product

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A company that helps consultants run remote meetings and make sure they have the right tools to do it.

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A software platform to help the supply chain run more efficiently.

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A team of Ph.D.s and VCs is building a new language for smart contracts, making it easier to write and read smart contracts that run on the Ethereum blockchain.

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A tool to help people run their own ad campaigns on Facebook for a small fee

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A software company that helps small businesses run their inventory, from stocking to payment processing. The startup wants to make the process of running a retail store “easier, faster, and cheaper”.

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A toolset that helps organizations manage their business continuity and disaster recovery. The startup has raised nearly $2 million in investor money, and is run by former CIO of IBM's Digital Solutions group.

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A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

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A sales collaboration platform that helps companies with salespeople communicate better, run more profitable sales meetings, and close more deals.

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A company that provides a way for people with small businesses to run bookkeeping software online.

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A business that seeks to create the next generation of data reporting for agencies, which are tasked with crunching the numbers on everything from city budgets to loan applications.

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 A startup that helps exercise for runners by showing them the route from where they’re running to their destination.

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A company that does data collection for nonprofit events. The company is going to help nonprofits run better, faster, and cheaper events through a better toolset.

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 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 platform that allows people to build and run their own podcasts, with the ability to have multiple shows on the platform.

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A platform for buying and selling virtual items like power-ups, skins and runes in esports. PGL is based in China and is already signing up professional esports teams to use its platform, which lets teams create their own websites and sell merchandise.

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A startup that helps merchants manage the process of returning items. This startup is run by CFOs for major retailers.

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A social networking app that allows users to set up and run an online "party" for their friends.

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A platform for building custom business applications that runs on the Salesforce platform.

23

A company that wants to help you get up and running with your first product idea in 12 weeks. They’ve built a platform for product discovery and ideation.

23

A browser extension for Chrome that allows users to find information about a website, like who runs it or what its purpose is.

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A B2B company that works with businesses to run payroll and health benefits, and helps them monetize their employees.

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A startup that wants to help people with specific challenges, like people with epilepsy or those who want to run marathons. It’s is already has 4,500 users, and manages over $6 million in payments.

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The startup wants to build an app that allows your phone to act as a touchscreen monitor for an iPad, letting you run apps on one screen and videos on the other. Coming soon to Android.

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 A startup that wants to help people book and pay for hotel rooms. The startup is running a pilot with Y Combinator and Hilton.

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A tool for running small businesses with an MVP, which helps people create their own business model

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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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“The Swiss Army Knife for your car”, a device that runs an array of sensors to help keep your car on the road and save money.

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A company that helps small businesses hire painters, carpenters, and construction workers. The startup currently has 3 campaigns running in the UK.

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Another product for running virtual meetings, this time focused on the enterprise. The startup helps companies organize large-scale conference calls even though they could be anywhere in the world.

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A startup that provides a point of sale (POS) system for retailers, allowing them to manage inventory and run their store without a lot of the overhead of a traditional store.

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A software company building a business process management application that empowers small businesses to more effectively and efficiently run their businesses.

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A startup that provides a service for people who are in a crunch and need to get their carpets or floors cleaned

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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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A tool to make it easier to create social media profiles and run ads on top of them.

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A group of engineers building a “scalable, secure, and private” platform that allows developers to build applications that run on a personal computer, a group of devices, or a network of devices.

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They’re a startup that wants to make it easier for companies to track and allocate ad spend across multiple markets. They run an ad network for over 1,000 brands, including Nike, Samsung, and Sony.

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An engineering staffing startup that partners with companies to bring in new talent. After a company does a demo, Minimum runs a search for top candidates using its proprietary algorithm. The company says they’ve so far found candidates at top engineering schools, raised $1.4 million in VC funding, and secured over a dozen jobs.

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Building a company that helps people and companies track and run their careers and careers better.

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This startup is building a global network of sports stadiums. It’s first project is in Brazil, where it is partnering with an insurance company to run a stadium that hosts games for the local soccer league. The startup is also working with a real estate developer to build a sports stadium in China.

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A tool that helps local governments run better.

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A startup with a proprietary AI platform that helps applications with a heavy computational load run faster.

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A machine learning platform that helps companies make more accurate predictions about when they’ll run out of inventory. The startup is looking to build a “data factory” to make its predictions more accurate.

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A startup that wants to help HR/recruitment/HR department leaders in the US to run their businesses more like startups. The founders say the company helps HR departments get more efficient by putting HR processes on rails and sharing best practices.

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The following companies are the newest additions to the Crunchbase 50:

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A platform to help operations teams run their organizations. It aims to “help the individual technician become more efficient and productive”.

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A startup which helps small businesses get funding to grow. The company gives small businesses a way to run their own crowd funding campaigns and get funding for their business.

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This idea is a tool that allows anyone to run their own private code review on Github.

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This startup is building a platform that allows you to track your running and cycling data, as well as a community of other cyclists for comparison.

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A CRM focused on helping companies find and hire the right people. Jigsaw, which was founded in 2017, has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Business Insider.

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This startup is building a new generation of web browsers, called “containers”, that work like operating systems. Containers are like virtual machines (VM) in that they run programs inside them, but they’re a lot more flexible. You can build a container that can run a Ruby or a Python, for example, and you can run a container that runs a ton of different kinds of programs. Containers can also be used to run a group of VMs, and VMs can run each other, too. The tech is still in its early days, but it’s a promising tech that’s been used to run the Linux operating system.

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TechCrunch’s startup of the day, which aims to be a tool for people to share their discoveries of what’s next in the world of tech and business.

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The Specialized Technology Fund (STF) is a $25 million venture fund hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, where it was founded in 2011. The fund is meant to facilitate the creation of new technologies that can improve the lives of people in developing countries. It is the first university-backed venture fund focused on developing technologies for developing countries. The fund is run by the university's Haas School of Business.

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A company that wants to build a platform that allows users to run their own autonomous transportation service. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding. Their first product is the Dragon Ride, a micro electric vehicle that can carry up to 40 pounds of cargo.

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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.

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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 makes a tool to help companies get their payroll done faster. The platform is based on the idea of a traditional monthly payroll cycle, but instead of hiring a payroll company to handle things, companies can outsource it to a company like Payroll Master, which runs the payroll for them for a monthly fee.

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A startup that is building a “smart” brush to automate brushing. They have a patent on a brush that can recognize when a toothbrush runs out of toothpaste, and it can tell the user what toothpaste they’re running out of.

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A software company building a platform to help companies create mission-critical information they can use to run their business.

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A tool for small businesses to create and manage their own customer data (such as contact info and payment data) without having to purchase it from a data broker or risk running afoul of data licensing laws.

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A ‘smart’ dog collar that monitors your dog’s vital signs remotely. It has built-in sensors for walking, running, walking backwards, walking on a treadmill, walking in the rain, walking up hills, walking down hills, walking indoors, walking under water, walking into the street, walking into the pool, walking into the lake, walking into the ocean, walking into the lake, walking into the pool, walking backwards, walking inside, walking backwards, walking indoors, walking backwards, walking backwards. Also has a voice recognition system, so you can talk to your dog at the same time.

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A startup that wants to make it easier for business owners to use the same tools to run their business online as they do in the physical world. For example, users can use a smartphone camera to scan a QR code on a package and automatically get the package’s tracking info.

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A company that helps other companies create and use “smart contracts”, essentially creating decentralized software that runs on the blockchain and helps solve business problems.

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This startup is building a platform that supports the creation of “lifestyle podcasts” by giving creators a way to get their own podcasts up and running in just a few hours.

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A platform that helps small businesses manage their expenses. The startup has built a cloud-based software system that allows small businesses to run reports and track their cash flow, and handle expenses such as rent, utilities, and business contributions. It offers free plans for nonprofits and businesses with fewer than $1 million in revenue.

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Idea: A startup that is building a solution to address the need for early-stage investment in the medical device industry The company wants to help hardware startups run more efficient clinical trials

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This startup makes a device that measures skin temperature and runs the numbers to help a patient determine if they have a fever.

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A startup that helps people who run out of credit on their phones, but aren’t eligible for a new plan

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Idea: A platform for creating and running your own podcast, similar to Patreon or Kickstarter

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Idea: A mobile game that runs in-browser for the browser-based game streaming service The startup basically wants to make a mobile game but instead of building a native iOS or Android app, it can run inside the browser and be streamed to a phone

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Idea: A startup for managing your personal finances that can run on your phone

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Idea: A startup that allows businesses to run their own version of Mailchimp using their own data

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Idea: A platform that helps users launch and run a social impact startup in 15 days

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Idea: A software company that helps businesses run online meetings In Brazil, it’s primarily used by churches

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Idea: A software company that helps banks run call centers more efficiently The company is currently working with two banks in Brazil

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Idea: A tool that allows users to run a “one-click market research” poll on their website, allowing them to see a sample of their users’ opinions

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Idea: Improves the performance of ads by pinpointing the moment that a customer sees an ad and decides to buy. The startup is building machine learning models to predict conversion time, and the founders have already run $1m of ads through their product.

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A Slack bot that helps businesses run more effective meetings, using a combination of machine learning and human curation to help keep meetings on track. The company says they have $12,000 in recurring revenue.

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Idea: A way to help businesses run more efficiently by helping them integrate their separate sales and marketing platforms into one. The software has been in the works for a year and will be ready to launch in late August.

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The event was held on a larger scale than any previous TechCrunch event. It had a venue capacity of 2,500 people, and received 2,200 applications to attend.

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The event featured the first TechCrunch XR (extended reality) Hackathon in which teams built VR and AR experiences using HTC Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR headset. The event also featured a Startup Alley in which the most promising startups from the 2019 program showcased themselves to investors, mentors and press.

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Idea: A German-based startup that offers a browser-based solution for online retailers to run a full-fledged e-commerce business.

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 A software company that provides a platform for managing and deploying mobile devices. It aims to simplify the management of the devices and the data and the protocols that run across them.

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A startup that wants to make it easy to start and run a non-profit organization. The company is launching its first product today.

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