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A company that offers an integrated service that helps businesses manage their HR, sales, and marketing in one place; they don’t say exactly how they do it.

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An online platform for managing B2B relationships, today the company provides a dashboard for sales and marketing teams to manage customer relationships.

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A startup making it easier to buy and sell wholesale, for companies that want to buy in bulk.

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A tool that helps salespeople get paid faster

122

A startup that aims to give businesses a tool that allows them to turn their smartphones into an in-store point of sale

122

The startup aims to help companies boost their sales through email marketing.

120

A startup for the sale of trading cards that helps you track and manage your collection.

112

An online marketplace for people to list real estate in their homes for sale or rent.

107

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

106

SaaS company that helps businesses with compliance and regulatory headaches like tax reporting, sales tax, employee onboarding, and more

105

A startup that makes it easier to manage your customer relationship management and sales pipeline.

102

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

100

A company that makes it easier to create, manage, and scale sales data. The platform is designed for sales teams to collect data about their clients, and make it available to others in the company.

99

An online marketplace for the sale of used bikes and other goods. It’s also a user driven marketplace where users can connect with sellers.

99

A company that facilitates the sale of cars in the US. The startup is in the process of expanding to India as well.

98

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.

97

A chatbot that can help pharmaceutical sales reps sell products more effectively.

97

Idea: A company that helps homeowners who are selling their home make it look its best for buyers, cutting their job out of the real estate sales process. The startup has raised $150,000 in the last month.

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A Y Combinator alumnus that builds tools for SMB sales teams to build a better sales process.

95

A startup that does "reverse auction" for restaurant, bar, and retail seats. It charges a fee to the seller for the listing, and pays the buyer a percentage of the sale price.

95

A B2B company focused on creating a visual sales tool for sales teams and executives.

94

A web-based sales software tool for retailers.

93

A company that helps retailers grow their online sales by selling them on Amazon.com. The startup has $2.5 million in funding.

93

A digital platform for buying and selling e-books, with services like a price guarantee for authors, and direct-to-consumer sales.

92

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

92

A platform to help make sales, marketing, and operations teams more efficient.

91

A software company that provides an interface between manufacturers and distributors, helping them consolidate their sales and order fulfillment processes.

91

 A software system for hiring salespeople.

91

A startup for the sale of used cars, which is designed to be faster, cheaper, and easier than dealerships.

91

Shopify's Indian subsidiary is helping build an "online-only" (so no offline sales) marketplace that will sell goods made by small artisans and craftsman. While a combination of Alibaba and Amazon, the market size is expected to be between $500 million to $1 billion in 2023.

90

A startup that offers a platform for salespeople to schedule meetings with other salespeople

89

 A tool to help you do a better job of selling. You can either search for people to sell to, or build a list of your own contacts. The company charges $3 per lead, $10 per contact, and $10 per sale.

89

A startup for the sale of used and new cars.

89

A drone that takes aerial images of properties for sale, and is being marketed towards real estate agents and their clients.

89

A company that makes it easier for retailers to offer discounts on products, allowing them to promote sales without advertising.

89

A tool to make managing Salesforce-style customer lists easier for small businesses.

88

Using machine learning and AI to optimize the sales process, allowing businesses to close the loop on the sales cycle. The startup wants to make the sales process more efficient and see what works best.

88

A company that helps businesses adopt a Salesforce-like platform designed to help them sell more efficiently.

88

A business that will help people sell their junk cars, investing in the process. The company takes a cut of the sale, and will also buy back the car from the owner so they can donate it to a charity.

88

A B2B company specializing in helping companies understand and manage the risks of their sales and operations.

87

A startup that makes it easy for companies to pay suppliers in real time. The system is meant to integrate with existing point of sale systems.

87

A platform that helps improve the user experience of customer support and sales. The company wants to help companies make better use of the technology they have.

87

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.

87

A startup that provides a service where people who are interested in buying a home can hire someone to walk through homes that are for sale to tell them if they’re a good fit

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Helping small businesses use their own data to improve customer service, sales performance, etc.

86

A SaaS platform that helps you manage your sales pipeline. It provides tools to help sales reps track their pipeline activity, and allows reps to manage leads.

85

A startup that helps restaurants reduce costs by automating their point-of-sale systems, so they can focus on other areas of their business.

85

A tool for managing a sales team, helping reps track and forecast sales. The company says it has been in private beta since April and is currently focused on small businesses.

85

A tool that can build an inventory for a company’s product, or an E-commerce site for a product. The startup says it already has $2,000,000 in sales per month after launching in February.

84

A crowdfunding platform for artists and musicians looking to live off their art after record sales dry up.

84

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

84

Innovative SaaS startup that helps brands and agencies create sales funnels, eliminating the need for manual lead expansion.

84

An online platform for salespeople to self-publish content, and for buyers to find content that they are looking for.

83

The startup is building a platform for small businesses to manage sales, with a feature that enables customers to easily cancel orders that don’t meet their expectations.

83

A startup that’s building a marketplace for the sale of unused construction equipment.

83

A music and event ticketing startup that takes a commission on ticket sales.

83

This startup is building a cloud-based platform to help shop owners manage their stores. The company is building a platform that allows owners to manage their stores from the cloud, and lets them use the software to access their inventory and receive notifications on sales.

82

This startup is trying to make it easier for people to compare different shopping carts online to find the best deal, without having to explain what they’re looking for to a salesperson.

82

Salesforce.com’s Wave is a platform aimed at salespeople that lets them collaborate on calls, track KPIs, and use AI to guide future calls.

82

A startup that helps people find and close the deals for them. The startup is focused on the B2B segment, but it’s already working with companies like Capital One, Intuit, and Salesforce.

82

A set of tools that gives small businesses an easy way to manage their customer relationships. Its API allows users to pull data from their Salesforce or Zendesk accounts.

82

A startup that built software to automate the process of getting a company’s most important data off of Slack and into Salesforce

81

An email marketing tool that helps e-commerce brands push their sales and follow up with customers. The startup needs to complete a YC Demo Day.

81

An open source platform that helps pharmacy owners boost sales of generics.

81

A company that wants to make it easier for people to track their purchases and sales by integrating with apps like Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

81

A tool for connecting consumers with sales opportunities. It’s currently in beta.

81

A startup that’s building a tool for retailers to manage their sales, rather than the typical ERP tools that are meant for manufacturers

80

A startup that helps retailers figure out their pricing strategy for product SKUs. It takes their data on price points, sales, and margin and works out what to charge with an algorithm.

80

A platform that helps big agencies and brands to get the best media deals at scale. The company is now only looking to work with publishers, content creators and agencies. It would give publishers more visibility into advertising deals in order to improve their sales and marketing strategies.

80

This startup is building a “frictionless” digital sales platform for printers.

80

A real-time sales intelligence platform that helps retailers, manufacturers, and distributors manage orders and optimize logistics.

80

An AI platform to help retailers generate more revenue by surfacing data and trends to help them drive in-store sales. The startup has a goal of helping retailers spend less time managing and more time connecting with customers.

78

A company that aims to help companies scale their sales operations. They are building software that helps people be more productive when generating leads.

78

Introducing a proof of concept to help businesses use AI to perform tasks like customer service and sales.

78

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

78

A platform that allows teams to collaborate on their marketing and sales tasks. The platform allows teams to move through the sales cycle, from evaluating opportunities to closing. The company says it has over 1,000 customers and is on track to generate over $1.5 million in revenue in 2019.

78

A company that provides a platform for businesses to build and promote their own e-commerce stores. The company acts as a clearinghouse for inventory and shipping, taking a commission on each sale, plus a minor fee for each product.

78

A mobile app that helps users avoid sales taxes when shopping online. Currently serving businesses in California and Texas.

78

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

78

A company that helps small businesses in the US grow faster by delivering online marketing, sales, and customer support. They have raised a total of $2.8 million since launching in 2018.

78

A job board for sales and marketing jobs, attracting 300,000 new jobs every month.

78

A company that helps companies with sales and marketing by giving them a single source to track all of their leads on a single platform.

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Builds outbound software sales calls to try to get businesses to buy more software.

77

A company that helps startups with marketing, branding, and sales.

77

A web-based service that helps small businesses grow their sales by managing their social media, SEO, and marketing campaigns. The company currently has 1,000 clients and are now hiring in the Philadelphia area.

77

A tool for retailers to manage returns, store inventory, and track inventory and sales

77

An AI-powered chatbot that will guide buyers through the home buying process, with an interface that is designed to make the experience very similar to that of a real agent. The startup believes that this will lead to a significant increase in home sales.

77

A startup that aims to replace the human factor with machine learning to make sales and customer service easier.

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Idea: Sales Prospecting for People Who Hate Sales

76

This startup is building an automated ERP for wholesalers and distributors to streamline operations and keep track of inventory.

76

A “Social Commerce Platform” that allows brands to tie social media to their sales. The startup wants to help brands take advantage of social media to interact with their customers and drive sales. It’s working with a number of brands including Lululemon, Gatorade, and, most recently, Kia.

76

A platform that lets users find and buy used cars, and works as a place for sellers to post used cars for sale.

76

A SaaS solution that helps businesses establish and manage a “virtual sales force” or “virtual sales team”.

76

A startup that provides a suite of mobile-first eCommerce tools to help drive business growth. They’re building a platform to help brands create a single, seamless customer experience across all sales channels including online, mobile, social, in-store and in-app.

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This company wants to make it easier to sell people's old cars for them. The startup uses a site to sync with a person's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and then finds their car on VIN-based sites like CarGurus and AutoTrader.com. Then, they'll take a significant cut of the sale price to buy back a car.

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A tool that helps sales managers and salespeople manage sales leads from all different sources. It works as a CRM for Salesforce, helping salespeople see calls and leads in one place.

75

A company that uses social media to measure sales. The company claims to be the first to use programmatic buying to measure sales.

75

A startup that makes an AI-based platform for sales and marketing teams to build and manage leads.

75

A startup that aims to help realtors automate their sales process, using a digital agent that keeps track of the status of a property and opens real estate listings on the internet. The startup is pitching the service as a way to drive down “the average home sales cycle” from six months to two.

75

A company that wants to help people generate revenue from their Instagram accounts, by selling their content to advertisers. It has a built-in sales system to help clients monetize their Instagram growth.

74

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

74

For over two years, the company has been working on a platform that allows teams to track the sales process and view it as a movie, with data visualizations and a dynamic timeline. Users can pull data from any source, and the company’s been working with a number of clients, including the White House, to do this.

74

A company that wants to make it easier for companies to manage their sales force by helping them upgrade their CRM and marketing software on a weekly or monthly basis.

74

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

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A startup that builds tools for businesses that can track and compare sales leads and email campaigns.

74

A startup that aims to democratize the profession of “salesman” by making the sales process more effective and efficient.

74

This startup is building a chatbot service for driving sales and messaging.

74

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

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

73

A platform that connects local shops with brands looking for wholesale deals through a one-stop shop.

73

A way for companies to increase their B2B sales, the startup wants to use a combination of machine learning to identify inbound leads and then text them to see if they’re interested in a demo.

73

A software solution that empowers people to make, share, and sell things on Instagram. The startup is building a marketplace where users can post products for sale, and buyers can buy products.

73

The startup is building a service that replaces the traditional sales funnel with a series of interactions that make the process more intuitive for customers. The company’s platform is meant to help small businesses “tap into the power of the digital,” with a product that helps businesses pitch, pitch, pitch, and finally close.

73

A startup that wants to compete with the likes of Yelp and Uber with a streamlined, all-in-one platform for restaurants and small businesses. It’s a one-stop shop for everything from customer scheduling, to sales and marketing, to communication between staff and owners.

72

A way of creating a digital storefront to sell products on Amazon.com with 3% of sales going to the seller.

72

A company making products for businesses that help them with their sales and marketing.

72

A company that wants to use search engine optimization to help restaurants pay less in sales tax. Currently the startup is trying to go through the tax process to prove that it can save restaurants money.

72

This startup is building a point-of-sale system for food trucks and other food-centric venues.

72

A tool that helps teams manage project workflows, and which the startup is building for sales, support, marketing, and engineering teams.

72

A mobile point of sale system for restaurants that works with existing POS systems. The startup is seeking to raise $50M.

71

This is an online video training marketplace for startups looking to grow and hire. The company is hiring a head of sales and has a $30,000/month business already with a handful of startups using it.

71

This is an omnichannel platform to help retailers connect with their customers directly, in order to grow sales and better manage inventory.

70

A search engine for sales opportunities that pulls in data from the likes of LinkedIn and Eventbrite

70

A web service that helps businesses find and organize their marketing data. It integrates with Excel and Salesforce.

70

A platform for small businesses to manage marketing and sales, enabling them to make more profitable sales and grow their customer base.

70

A cloud-based billing software company that wants to integrate with wholesalers.

70

A startup that sources and purchases organic food in the US at wholesale prices, delivering it to customers for a small fee.

70

building a tool to help small businesses manage their paper files, like sales invoices, in a way that’s really convenient for everyone. The startup’s CEO says that they’ve already sold their product to three big companies.

69

A tool for tracking the effectiveness of a sales team.

69

A business-to-business company that creates and manages marketing campaigns to help small business owners reach their sales goals.

69

The idea is to give companies a better way to communicate and collaborate with customers. The app is designed to make it easy for businesses to send sales-related messages to their entire customer base, employees, and partners.

68

A B2B startup that’s building a SaaS platform for wholesalers to help them manage inventory — allowing them to identify mispricing, under- and over-supply and other issues that could affect their bottom line.

68

The company is building a digital marketplace for people who want to buy and sell their used goods at wholesale. The company is focusing on the US but they plan to launch internationally.

68

A software company that helps companies make better decisions by using data from their sales team, warehouse workers, and other employees. It has raised $1.7 million to date.

67

A SaaS-based startup that helps retailers and brands connect with influencers and bloggers to create content that drives social media engagement and sales.

67

 A software platform that lets companies organize their sales and marketing activities by geography, using a gamified system that helps account managers keep track of all their customers.

66

A software platform for building sales force automation (SFA) tools, meant to help companies “create and manage relationships with customers”. They are working with 4 enterprise pilots.

66

This startup is building a platform for turning the data generated from social media posts into leads, and then pushing that data out to sales teams.

66

A Fintech startup that helps retailers like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus better manage inventory to help them slash their costs and increase sales.

66

A Toronto-based startup that wants to unify and improve the sales process with a sales platform that’s designed to help salespeople find sales opportunities, identify opportunities, and close deals.

66

A new platform that allows big companies to help their employees get better at sales by offering real-time feedback on their pitches, and to see how they compare to others who are similar in their industry.

66

A tool for consulting, helping companies go from sales to revenue faster.

66

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

66

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

65

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

65

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

65

A cloud-based accounting system that doesn’t just track payments but also helps companies track sales and inventory

64

A startup to help users find the best docs, products, and services to meet their needs. It’s a tool for sales and marketing teams to help them make the most of their marketing dollars.

64

A startup for the sale of travel services, including package tours, hotel stays, car rentals, and more. The company does not charge commissions.

64

An ML-powered sales and marketing tool that helps companies connect with their customers.

64

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

64

A company that helps brands co-create merchandise for sale, using a virtual store front to sell the items.

63

A company that helps companies deal with the challenge of web sales. It was founded by the former chief executive of Gilt Groupe, an e-commerce fashion company.

63

They are building a website for buying and selling used cars in the US that allows users to create and manage a car listing. They also have an app for users to find cars for sale (which they claim would be the first app of its kind to gain Apple approval.)

63

A platform meant to help companies in the wholesale apparel industry better manage their inventory.

63

A company that provides a solution to help companies with developing markets increase sales and marketing efforts via a centralized marketplace.

62

A platform that enables salespeople to better manage their pipeline of opportunities, getting better results and making more money.

61

A B2B company that offers tools for wholesalers to manage their supply chain and produce manufacturer catalogs.

60

A company that uses AI to increase the accuracy of customer service and sales

60

Ideas: The startup wants to make it easier for sales teams to close deals.

60

A startup that helps businesses create a more efficient CRM system by collecting data from multiple sources and automatically integrating it into a single sales pipeline.

60

A C2C marketplace for buying and selling used furniture. There’s a big market for people looking to buy used furniture but no good way to find them. The startup’s website shows a few beautiful tables and chairs, but the bulk of the site features the items for sale.

59

 This is a marketplace where people can sell their expired Amazon and eBay gift cards, with a small percentage of the proceeds going to charity. The startup takes a cut from each sale.

59

A private market place for the sale of artificial intelligence-enabled services.

59

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 startup that helps users decide which brand of shampoo to buy, using data from its own tracking of shampoo sales.

58

This startup is building a toolkit that allows users to take screenshots of videos and images and then add annotations to them, allowing the annotated media to drive sales.

57

A tool that can make it easier for B2B companies to manage their customer data, allowing them to better segment their customer base and improve sales forecasting.

57

The startup is building out an app that helps small businesses with accounting and cashflow. It’s meant to help businesses manage their finances by making it easy to create invoices, track sales, and keep track of cash.

55

A platform that allows retailers to sell their products online without buying wholesale, lowering costs and maximizing margins. They’re building a marketplace that connects retailers directly with manufacturers.

55

A platform that converts digital media into physical objects, like posters or t-shirts, to increase sales.

55

A startup that helps sales reps in the insurance and banking industries better understand their clients.

54

A platform that allows food service companies to automate sales, customer management, and accounting. The startup is building a system for restaurants to sell to their customers.

53

A tool that helps sales teams close deals by helping them get more leads into the pipeline.

53

Salesforce acquired this company to get deeper into the enterprise software market.

53

A real estate tech company that automates the process of entering and compiling data for a house’s sale. They’ve raised more than $500,000 in seed funding.

53

A tool with a very simple interface that can help designers create landing pages, sales pages, or purchase pages. The company says they’ve already seen 40,000 clicks on their landing pages.

52

A startup for direct sales of international travel, with a focus on leisure travelers. The startup provides an easy way to book and pay for the flight with a credit card and splits the commission with the travel agent.

52

Connecting a company’s marketing and sales efforts through a single platform. The startup is looking to connect sales with marketing, allowing companies to track the effectiveness of their marketing efforts and the ROI of different types of advertising.

52

A software platform that allows businesses to create sales pipelines with a simple drag-and-drop interface.

52

A cloud-based sales CRM that centralizes all sales information.

52

A startup that helps small business owners sell more from their store by allowing them to display sale items from retailers that they don’t normally sell from.

52

A platform for the sale of used goods from motorcycles to cars, broken down into subcategories

51

A company that helps SMBs with business development, marketing, and sales, which it says is a $1 billion market in the US.

51

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

50

A web-based sales platform for small business. The startup aims to help them "sell bigger than them" and offer a way for them to grow faster.

50

A “location intelligence platform” that provides insight into the performance of restaurants (sales, etc) across the country.

50

A company that connects people with remote work opportunities, like telecommuting and remote sales jobs.

50

An on-demand e-commerce marketplace for consumers, like those found on Etsy and Shopify. The startup wants to help consumers buy the right products and get the right discounts, while helping businesses manage their online sales and inventory.

50

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

50

This company is building a platform to give people the ability to make money by buying and reselling items on the same day they are listed for sale.

49

A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

49

A startup that allows users to upload photos of their houses and other real estate for sale, and to set some basic prices.

49

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

48

A company that makes software to help brokers and salespeople manage the sales process.

48

A tool to help B2B companies connect with their customers. It’s supposed to be a “people-centric” business that takes the pain out of customer acquisition and sales.

48

This real estate startup helps buyers and Sellers negotiate properties with a series of automated videos and text messages. It also takes a commission for each sale.

48

A startup that facilitates the sale of vintage products online.

48

The team behind the app GrowthBot is building out a toolset that helps companies examine where they’re losing money in their sales process. GrowthBot wants to help companies figure out where they’re losing money, and what they can do to optimize their sales processes to increase revenue.

47

A video platform for sales teams to capture a video demo of a product or feature. The startup is currently working with a few Fortune 500 companies.

46

This company is building a platform to help merchants in the UK identify which of their customers are most likely to close a sale. It’s a tool for retailers to get better at selling to their customers.

46

An email marketing service built to help small businesses, startups and freelancers grow their email lists and boost their sales. It offers a free plan for businesses with up to five contacts.

46

A startup that builds value-added solutions for the e-commerce industry, helping online retailers optimize customer experience and build better sales.

46

A company building a platform to make it easier for people to buy and sell homes that would integrate with CRMs and other sales tools.

45

A tool that helps sales teams organize their email campaigns for maximum efficiency.

45

A point-of-sale application for restaurants, allowing them to accept payments online and mobile.

45

A startup for the sale of tickets to live sporting events, including NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB

45

A platform that lets creators sell content and also get paid from the sales of their content.

44

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

44

A platform that helps users create and buy custom stories for their businesses, letting them build custom landing pages, sales pages, blog posts, and e-books.

44

A mobile app that allows customers to directly order products online from brands, with the retailer taking a cut of the sale.

44

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

44

A solution for small businesses that want to send sales receipts.

44

A tool for creating and executing marketing and sales campaigns. Available as a Slack bot and as a browser extension, and also as a mobile app.

44

 A new way to train employees for logistics and sales

43

A gamification startup that wants to take the traditional business school process of teaching sales techniques and make it more gamelike.

43

This startup helps online retailers to improve their sales by managing the process of “crowdsourcing” product reviews.

43

A cloud-based platform that helps businesses better understand how they can use their locations to improve sales.

43

A company that wants to make the world’s largest database of solar data. The company says it has built a platform that helps companies like Google and Amazon make billions of dollars in sales from solar power.

43

A way to automate the sales process, with software to help companies be more effective in talking to prospects.

43

A platform that can enable businesses to scale their sales in a way that’s closer to conventional brick-and-mortar stores.

43

 A startup for businesses that want to create “anecdote-rich” sales videos

43

A platform that facilitates local sales of used clothing. It allows users to post their items, and then lets a user who is looking to purchase an item find an appropriate buyer.

42

A startup that helps small businesses in the US and beyond streamline their sales and HR processes, with a focus on increasing customer engagement and reducing costs.

42

People who want to sell their old furniture can list it on the site, which acts as a kind of garage sale, then buy it for a dollar.

42

A set of APIs to connect point-of-sale systems to Amazon. The startup wants to give merchants a way to track their inventory on Amazon.

41

The startup is looking to create a platform that allows for the sale of virtual brands, like Google or Facebook, and collect a portion of that from advertisers.

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A startup that tracks and predicts sales on Amazon

41

A startup that helps companies avoid the pitfalls of selling online. To do this, they use a series of tools to help businesses onboard new customers, track the performance of their site, and optimise their sales funnels.

41

A personal concierge app for hiring and scheduling personal trainers. The company takes a 20% commission on all sales.

41

A blockchain-based platform to help hyper-local vendors make online sales.

41

A sales software company that’s built an automated system that helps salespeople close deals. It’s based on a Slack-like platform.

41

A company that helps place people, from salespeople to telemarketers, with the right clients, on behalf of clients.

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

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A startup that sells a monthly subscription for B2B companies to access a single dashboard to track and visualize all their sales data in one place.

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The company’s software helps companies with customer service, and is used by companies like Microsoft and Salesforce

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A startup that allows businesses, restaurants, and other organizations that have a point of sale system to accept payments with just a swipe of a card.

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A startup seeking to raise $150,000 to begin developing a platform that tracks how a business uses their social media and how it affects sales.

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

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A messaging system for restaurants that allows hosts to manage reservations, ticket sales, and reservations.

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An on-demand, on-the-go learning platform for executives that helps them quickly learn anything from marketing to HR to finance to sales. The company recently raised $1.5 million in venture capital.

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This is a company that is trying to bring back the concept of the “sales engineer” into startups.

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A tool that lets teams and companies develop and manage a smarter mobile app. The app can pick up on text messages that contain keywords related to the app’s sales and communicate with customers to upsell them and offer promotions.

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A startup that wants to build a one-stop-shop for home improvement. It builds at-home stores with a variety of products, and sales tools that make it easier for customers to make decisions about products and services.

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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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An e-commerce platform for zoos and aquariums to sell souvenirs to customers. The startup is working with three aquariums in the United States, and has had over $360,000 in sales in its first year.

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 A mobile app that helps real estate agents find and convert properties. The startup wants to help agents increase their sales.

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A system for creating and managing social campaigns for advertising, marketing, and sales.

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A company that makes a tool that helps small businesses hire full-time help, with help in categories like marketing, communications, sales, and design.

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A startup that helps companies with a single API to connect to their existing CRMs, Salesforce, and Marketo, letting them complete their sales pipeline from one place.

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A CRM that helps small businesses set up recurring revenue with tools for customer management, marketing, and sales. The startup wants to make it easy for small businesses to set up recurring revenue models, and charge customers monthly.

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A startup that will help salespeople pitch more effectively using a “Playbook”-like interface with a combination of slides, infographics, and video.

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A startup that helps companies manage the sales process from product development through to shipping. It’s a B2B software company that caters to B2C e-commerce companies.

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A startup that’s building a new type of product management and sales product for law firms. The startup wants to make legal firms’ product management and sales functions more efficient.

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A platform for groceries that uses RFID technology and point-of-sale terminals to track the history of each item in inventory and notify employees when inventory is nearing its expiration date

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A platform for homeowners looking to sell their homes, allowing them to easily list their properties for sale and hire a virtual agent to show the property to interested buyers.

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A software company that helps retailers sell their products on Amazon.com. The founders say they are seeing 100% conversion rates on Amazon and “super-high” sales numbers.

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A mobile app and web-based platform that simplifies the process of building and managing a digital strategy for marketing and sales.

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

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This company is building software to help the top 1% of salespeople and leadership, which they say is a $3 trillion market.

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A company that’s building a tool for managing teams. It helps teams build plans and schedules, and can also help manage sales teams, marketing teams, and others.

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A salesforce.com-style product that helps companies automate their sales process. The company currently has over 50 customers on the platform, and says it has made more than $1 million in sales.

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A new way to think about accounting, that is setting up a company to take on simple accounting tasks and automate them. The startup’s first customer is a grocery chain looking to set up a point-of-sale system.

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The startup is building a point-of-sale app for boutique retailers. It’s surprisingly unique in that it’s the only one I can find that’s a “grocer” app.

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A company that wants to help small businesses manage their point-of-sale systems, including software that powers the POS and other hardware like cash registers.

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A company that helps companies make sense of data generated by their sales leads, stock trades, and invoices.

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A data visualization tool for account managers and growth teams. The startup wants to help salespeople visualize their accounts and see where their best prospects are.

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A “smart” CRM for teams, allowing managers to set up automated interactions with their sales reps and customers.

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A platform that helps businesses manage their inventory. It provides alerts on sales, insurance, shipping, and returns.

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A startup that helps companies sell on Amazon.com, providing tools for a more efficient and streamlined product sales process.

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A startup that helps make it easy for brands to send out an email to their customers after a sale is complete.

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A B2B sales platform that helps companies capture leads and share them with agencies.

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This startup is building a service that helps small businesses build trusted brands that can drive sales and lead to repeat customers.

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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 startup that offers an app of more than $20 billion in ticket sales on the secondary market.

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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 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.

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A company that makes a point-of-sale system for bars that doesn’t require a cash register.

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A startup that lets you get paid to order and share photos of food, to drive up healthy meal sales

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A startup that helps small-business owners create a sales process that’s easy to follow and efficient to execute. The app helps small-business owners track their sales process, manage customer relationships, and manage their inventory.

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A system for managing payments and inventory for restaurants, including a point of sale system. It’s also a local marketplace with delivery services. It currently has 14 employees.

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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 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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The startup is building an online platform that helps B2B companies pull data from their sales and marketing teams to help them better allocate resources. Their service pulls data from tools like Salesforce, Marketo, and Hubspot.

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 A shopping app that helps shoppers find sales and coupons in their area, using their phone’s GPS.

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A tool that helps people create a custom product for sale on Amazon.com.

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A way to bring the B2B world back together in the form of a platform for companies to manage the sales process. Proposer uses a local sales rep to act as a “gatekeeper” who can then go out and talk to customers on behalf of the company.

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A SaaS tool for sales reps to manage direct sales teams and customers more effectively.

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A company that makes an AI-powered solution for retail workers to help them keep track of inventory and sales.

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A startup that lets you buy and sell products via a marketplace. The company is launching a social network for users to network by sharing products they have for sale.

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A startup that provides a marketplace for users to sell their items in exchange for money and a small percentage of the sale.

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

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This is a book publisher that helps authors make money from their work, by selling digital and physical copies to readers, then compensating authors with royalty payments on each sale.

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A platform for sales reps to automatically track orders and invoices.

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A B2B business that lists items for sale on the web, allowing users to take advantage of the millions of people who are selling on Amazon. The startup has already made a $100,000 sale.

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A tool that helps small businesses, often in the food industry, track inventory and track store sales.

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This startup helps brands sell their products wholesale on Amazon by applying the Amazon Prime model to their own brand.

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A system for keeping track of inventory and estimating future sales

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This software platform for music creators helps them manage their royalties, stores music and downloads, and monitors sales.

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A startup that builds a point-of-sale system for all sorts of retailers, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The startup aims to make the process of opening a business as simple as a phone call.

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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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This is a tool for tracking and managing sales leads, similar to Salesforce.

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A startup that helps streamline the process of finding people to hire for customer service, sales, and other roles at a startup.

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A startup that uses AI to help streams of data such as customer feedback, sales, and more, be used to help a company make better decisions and get a better sense of the future.

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Helping merchants automate their marketing. They use machine learning to create triggers for email campaigns, customer retention, and sales.

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A company whose products help companies create, track, and manage sales quotas.

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A sales automation product that claims to help account executives automate the entire sales process.

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

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A platform for recruiting and managing sales reps in a B2B sales process.

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A tool to help event organizers attract more attendees and better manage their finances, with features like real-time ticket sales, revenue data, and expense reports.

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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 “sales funnel that helps you understand if your leads are ready to buy from you”.

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A startup that raised $2.7 million in funding in July to develop a point-of-sale system that would allow businesses to directly access credit card information.

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A startup that aims to help people make more money with less effort. It wants to build a tool for the “social selling” world that helps salespeople find companies to work with and then helps them find the products and clients they need.

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A startup that helps small-to-medium-size businesses send sales emails with photo-realistic pictures.

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

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The founder of this startup wants to bring the benefits of the Internet of Things to the point of sale. The company is building a system that will allow consumers to interact with products in a more intuitive way.

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A platform for managing sales of services, products, and content across websites.

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A way to sell tickets to events by creating a system that allows event organizers to manage their tickets, ticket sellers to manage their sales, and ticket buyers to manage their transactions.

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A startup that helps companies provide “full-stack” support for their products, from product design and development through sales and support.

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A startup where people can list their cars for sale. The company has raised $500,000 in seed funding, and says it has 5,000 cars listed.

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A cloud-based tool for sales teams to manage their campaigns and follow-up tasks. What’s unusual is that it’s cross-platform, available on desktop, mobile, and web.

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A startup that aims to make it easier to buy and sell used cars. They’re focused on selling as-is, but they’re also building an app that will allow people to post their cars for sale, allowing customers to check out the car, make an offer, and pay for it with their mobile.

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This is a cloud-based tool for selling products that lets you track sales across merchants and get notifications when sales are made. It was built for e-commerce businesses, but the company says it can be adapted for other sectors.

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This is a company that wants to automate the process of collecting and distributing sales data.

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A company that helps small businesses improve their marketing. The startup’s founders say they’ve built a “universal marketing plan” that helps small businesses launch new products and services and grow sales quickly.

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A consumer application for managing sales data

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A startup that wants to create a marketplace for the private sale of used cars. It's a Craigslist-like service, except the cars are owned by the users, not the site, and are sold between users.

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An online clothing warehouse delivering to local boutiques and independent stores in the U.S. A recent move into the UK has brought in $100,000 in sales in their first month, while they say they’ve already received interest from other retailers.

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A company that makes in-app sales in mobile games. Their software makes it easy for game developers to manage in-app sales in their games.

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A company that helps companies automate their sales process with a “human machine interface” where salespeople can interact with the sales process via chatbots.

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The first platform for wholesale drug purchasing, connecting drug companies with distributors. The startup is already profitable and has 1,000 customers.

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The app lets you make money when your friends want to buy stuff from you. The app creates a “payment” link when you post a photo of an item. When a friend clicks the link, they’re charged a commission on the sale.

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A turnkey set of products and services for product managers including management of leads, sales, and marketing.

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A database for monthly sales of consumer products

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The startup is building a full-stack platform to help companies manage their own internal customer service, essentially taking the customer service team out of the sales cycle.

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Patagonia has been in the YC program since 2010. The company sells backpacks and other outdoor gear through retail and wholesale channels in the US and internationally.

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A platform for real estate agents to easily manage multiple listing services (MLS) listings on behalf of their clients, charging a small percentage of each sale.

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A company that wants to bring machine learning to sales, helping salespeople make better decisions with more data.

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A tool for sales reps to get started with cold emailing and the sales cycle.

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A company that creates a single platform to manage the entire sales, marketing, and customer support cycle for a product. Zolli currently has a pilot for a new product launch agency.

9

A multi-service platform that helps retailers grow sales and loyalty through loyalty card programs.

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A platform connecting small-to-medium-size businesses with large-scale customers. The startup allows companies to create personalized sales campaign strategies with brands, based on the customer data they have on hand.

9

A platform that helps companies manage and share content with their customers, including marketing and sales materials. The startup charges a monthly subscription and charges a minimum of $50 per month.

9

A web platform that helps organizations manage their online marketing, sales, and CRM.

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A digital platform that helps people save money when they’re shopping online, allowing them to search for sales and coupons, and monitor their spending in real time.

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A platform that helps business owners build a sales funnel to sell more products and services.

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A tool for salespeople to generate new leads. The company’s co-founder used to go on sales calls where he’d be asked to generate leads, but then sit on his hands for days while he waited for new leads to appear. So he built a tool that automated this process, which has already generated 500 leads.

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This startup creates a point-of-sale platform for small restaurants, allowing them to manage all of their sales, inventory, and finances via a cloud-based SaaS platform. The company is currently focused on the US market.

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An AI-powered artificial intelligence system that helps optimize and automate the tasks of a salesperson.

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A software company building a web platform for small businesses to use for marketing and sales, with many of its customers already using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The company claims it’s already had over 1,000 customers sign up to use its platform, and has raised $1.2 million.

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A tool that helps sales and customer service reps reconcile sales orders and invoices, and also helps them better understand and resolve customer complaints. It has over $1.7 million in funding so far.

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 A digital platform that helps companies with everything from marketing to sales, with a view to helping it evolve into a full-service marketing agency.

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An API for building multi-device applications that can connect to real-time data sources like sales numbers, sales forecasts, weather, and other data to give business insights.

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A company that helps small businesses get started on social networks. The startup funds small businesses to build their social media presence in exchange for a cut of their sales.

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“Echo” is a new retail platform that allows customers to buy goods from a selection of over 1,000 brands, with a selection of goods from 70,000 product designers. In addition to a platform for customers to search for things to buy, Echo also offers a sales channel for retailers.

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The startup aims to help brokers and sellers of used vehicles and vehicles for sale deal directly with each other.

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A tool for salespeople to track sales and sales pipeline data.

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The service is meant to make it easier for sales reps to get accurate pricing, get the right product, and get paid for their sales.

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A B2B platform for salespeople to find sales opportunities online.

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A company that provides software that helps small businesses to operate better, faster, and more efficiently. It’s a cloud-based service that helps small businesses staff sales, accounting, and other functions. The startup has raised over $4.6 million in funding, and found itself in the news recently for an employee lawsuit.

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A startup that builds an AI-powered chatbot to help businesses with product research, customer support, and sales.

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A product that makes it easy to connect to a variety of software services including Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Slack, and Salesforce

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The company wants to build a global wholesale platform that enables small businesses to trade cash in and out of their digital wallets.

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A platform that allows businesses to manage customer service, sales, and marketing team through one dashboard, combining CRM, chat, and email functionality.

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A startup that lets people buy and sell homes with cryptocurrencies, says it’s already working with several real estate agents to list properties for sale with Bitcoin

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Idea: A startup for business to get on-demand access to human talent for things like sales, marketing, and customer service

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Idea: Cut down on fraud at the point of sale

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Idea: A company that makes high-tech socks that help athletes recover from foot injuries The startup has $10,000 in monthly sales, counting Y Combinator itself as one of its customers

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Idea: A Salesforce alternative that offers easy integrations with Github, Bitbucket, and Slack

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Idea: A company that helps companies increase their sales by getting their software in front of more people

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Idea: A startup building a chatbot for e-commerce, meant to improve customer service and boost sales

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A tool that helps retail staff manage inventory on the sales floor

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Idea: A startup that is building tools for small businesses to help them manage their entire operations, including keeping on top of all their vendors and sales

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Idea: A startup that is building a cloud-based service for selling collectibles. It allows users to upload images and details about the item, and generate a barcode. It’s free for sellers, and takes a flat 3.5% of sales.

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Idea: A B2B company that’s building an “automated B2B sales chatbot”. The startup, which is focused on B2B SaaS companies, wants to help those companies schedule meetings with prospects and track conversations.

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Idea: An online marketplace for wholesalers and small businesses to get access to low-cost goods in bulk.

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Idea: A startup that helps companies who sell to other companies (B2B) to create proposals, with a very simple interface that reminds you of Salesforce’s.

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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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Idea: A software company that helps other companies build internal websites. They’re building a plug-and-play platform that they hope will become the “Salesforce for internal websites”.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a way to let people create video tours of homes for sale, and to easily share them with potential buyers.

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Idea: A software service that helps you improve sales productivity with automation and sales templates.

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Idea: A podcast for entrepreneurs and small business owners. It’s called “Sales & Marketing” and it’s hosted by two former startup founders.

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Idea: This startup is building a toolkit for people to build their own chatbots. It wants to become the go-to platform for people who want to automate their businesses, sales, and so on.

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Idea: A startup that builds a CRM for car dealerships. A CRM for sales, it offers leads, follow-ups, and reporting to help sales teams manage their customers.

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Idea: A marketing platform for beauty brands to sell directly to their customers. The startup is built on a freemium model and has made $2,820 in sales.

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

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Idea: A tool for salespeople to track and report on any company-related content they are publishing. The startup is trying to replace spreadsheets and other tools salespeople have been using to track their content.

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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 team of former HubSpot and Google employees have created a new startup called Binder that makes it easy for sales and marketing teams to collaborate with one another.

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Software that helps companies manage sales leads and streamlines the sales process. The startup wants to be a one-stop shop for sales teams who are looking for a new way to manage leads.

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Idea: A platform for real-time chat software for businesses, with a focus on making it easy to build bots and integrate with other tools (like Google Calendar, Salesforce, and HubSpot)

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