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This startup is building a tool to help brands find the best influencers for their products. They have $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A startup that lets users “check-in” to any retail location and receive a discount or free gift. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A startup that’s building an AI-enabled chatbot for legal services. The company has $1 million in seed funding.

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

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

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

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

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

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A way to help people share their calendars with family and friends and collaborate on events. The company has already raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

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A startup that lets you take a selfie and choose where you want it to appear – like Facebook’s ‘Camera Effects’ – in an Instagram-like interface that’s meant to show you how you look, not what you look like. The company has raised $2 million in seed funding.

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A tool to help startups with the cost of raising seed funding, that seeks to integrate the big four of Kickstarter, AngelList, DigitalTilt, and SeedInvest in one platform.

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Zuji is building a platform that lets users create and share virtual reality experiences with friends. It has raised $5 million in seed funding.

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This is a company that wants to help companies keep an eye on their employees. The company launched in late May and has already taken over $100,000 in seed funding.

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A system that helps connect people across the world who are interested in doing freelance work, such as writing, editing, and design. The startup was founded in March and is looking to raise seed funding.

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Find and book a personal chef, who then delivers food to your home. The startup has raised $1.4 million in seed funding.

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A mobile app that helps users save money by suggesting the right balance for their credit cards. The startup has raised $1 million in seed funding.

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

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

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Founded in 2015, Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley-based startup incubator and seed fund. Y Combinator has invested in several companies that have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. It has also had several companies drop out of its program.

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A startup that wants to help people sign up for and manage their health insurance through their phone. The startup recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding from NY Health Investment Funds.

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

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

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The startup recently raised $800,000 in seed funding, and has been using this to build a platform for people to tell stories and create video content in a “curated, structured, and safe environment”.

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

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

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

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

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A platform that allows financial advisors to provide their clients with a mobile app that helps them save more money. The startup has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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

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A SaaS-based email marketing tool with an emphasis on design. The startup’s founders have raised nearly $500,000 in seed funding, including from Y Combinator, and have been named as YC’s top-ranked summer 2019 company.

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This is a toolset that makes it easy to integrate artificial intelligence into customer service interactions. They’re close to launching and have raised $12k in seed funding.

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

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

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The startup pitches its platform as the “one-stop shop for all things HR”. It will offer HR software, payroll, and benefits management. It also recently raised $1.5M in seed funding.

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A “a service that helps users learn about their health and wellbeing by connecting them to a network of health professionals”. The startup recently raised $1.8 million in seed funding.

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“Ask.fm for the Enterprise” is a chat app for enterprises that lets employees be more productive, and more importantly, more social. The company has raised $150,000 in seed funding and aims to launch in April.

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A startup that wants to help people make money off their pets. It’s in early stages, but has already raised $145,000 in seed funding from AngelList.

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

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This is an application for trading 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mortgages. The startup has raised $1.4 million from investors like Alphabet’s GV and Comcast’s NBCUniversal Ventures. Prior to YC, the company raised $1.2 million in seed funding from investors like Cowboy Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Social Starts and Social Finance.

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An online marketplace for buying and selling used goods. The startup has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A platform that helps brands get social media engagement from their customers. The company is developing a micro-blogging platform for brands, with a focus on its “Brand Advocates”, who are Instagrammers who are paid to share and promote the brands with their followers. The company is nearing $2 million in funding after raising $800,000 in seed capital.

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A web-based collaboration platform that helps people brainstorm and write down ideas. The company just closed $1.1M in seed funding from investors like Fidelity Investments and Bain Capital Ventures.

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

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A platform that helps developers get paid in cryptocurrency. The company also wants to tackle the problem of freelancers not being able to get paid in cryptocurrency. The company currently has 10 employees and has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

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A seed-stage startup that features an AI-based platform for managing and automating the operations of supply chain logistics. The platform allows companies to move more goods and save money through the use of smart devices, AI, and robotics.

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A platform that lets companies and organizations create and manage a portfolio of video shows. The platform makes it easy for anyone to create a show and for it to be consumed, including viewers on mobile devices. The company is in seed funding, and planning to launch in Q4 2019

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A startup that wants to be the “Yelp for small businesses”, helping them connect to customers and other local businesses in their area, and help them grow and engage with their customers. Currently has $100,000 in seed funding.

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A smartphone-based navigation app that can read your GPS data and build a map of where you’ve been. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding.

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A tool that allows employees to manage their expenses so they can take accounting to the next level (and hold their bosses accountable for it). The team has raised $500,000 in seed funding and is based in NYC.

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

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

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A startup that helps companies manage their supply chains by automatically matching products in inventory to orders. The founders have raised $1M in seed funding, with plans to expand to Europe.

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

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

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They want to build a platform where employers and freelance workers can “communicate, connect and collaborate”. They have raised $1.1M in seed funding as of September 2019.

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

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

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A company that makes it easier for developers to build apps for every device they can imagine: phone, tablet, tv, car, etc. The business is bootstrapped and has had a $1.3M in seed funding.

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

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UnionX is a platform that can be used to organize a union or similar group for a group of employees. The startup has seen interest from unions in private companies, like Uber, and recently secured $1 million in seed funding.

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A digital time machine, building on the seed money of $20 million in funding from investors. The company wants to get to the year 2045, “one hundred years from now” with every product, every service, and every interaction being digitally recorded and stored for posterity.

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A fintech startup that provides a service that let’s users fund their bank accounts with cryptocurrencies. The startup has raised $18 million in seed funding to date.

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Fostr is a marketplace where people sell their unused clothes. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding and says they’ve sold over 30,000 items in the last two years.

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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.

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

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A tool that helps people create and share their own GIFs. The startup has raised $200K in seed funding from AngelPad, Kapor Capital, and others.

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

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A startup building a new way to manage email and marketing efforts for companies. In May, the company raised $7 million in seed funding from investors like Andreessen Horowitz and Y Combinator.

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

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This startup’s business is taking the laborious process of logging in to a website and making it more streamlined. Sola does this by creating what it calls a “lazy login” which says, “If you’re not logged in, you don’t need to log in.” Sola has raised $500,000 in seed funding.

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

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

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

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This startup is building a service that helps you find and schedule your home doctor appointments online. It’s currently in the pilot stage, but has raised seed funding from a group of investors.

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A way for publishers to advertise a collection of content, not just one article. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding.

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

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A “digital bookshelf” where people can collect and share their favorite books. The company has received $1.25 million in seed funding.

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A system that provides investors with a pipeline of startups being developed by a team of engineers in a private community. Investors can then get news about new startups, early access to the resulting product, and they can build their portfolio of seed-stage companies.

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A platform that makes it easier to sell and ship products online. CEO Jairaj Habbal has raised $100,000 in seed funding and says he wants the company to be the eBay of the e-commerce world.

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A retail solution that allows customers to order groceries from a variety of retailers and have their goods delivered to their doorsteps within a few hours. In the first year of operations they had 10,000 customers and raised $1 million in seed funding.

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A startup that helps small businesses in India build their websites, they were bootstrapped with seed funding from Y Combinator.

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

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

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An investment platform to help startups from the seed stage through growth. The company wants to help startups raise funds and make pitch decks quickly and easily.

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A platform that helps people make music together using the tools they’re already using. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, ZipCar founder Robin Chase, and Dropbox founder Drew Houston.

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

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A platform to help patients with diabetes manage their condition and track the progress of their condition. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding from venture capitalists from Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

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Seed funding was provided by First Round Capital and AngelList.

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The startup is developing a new product in the self-serve kiosk market and is looking for seed funding

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

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

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 A credit card linked to your bank account, like a debit card with your bank’s approval. The card can be used everywhere the bank accepts credit cards. The startup has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from a single investor, Andreessen Horowitz.

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The startup’s name is an acronym for “SeedMe,” which is a wordplay on “seed funding,” as it looks to “seed” equity financing for startups.

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A company that creates a bot that helps you find the best deals on flights. The startup is in stealth mode, but is looking to raise $3 million in seed funding.

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A digital marketing agency for mobile app developers, focused on helping them to grow their businesses. The startup is a spin-off from a digital marketing agency, and has raised $1.1M in seed funding so far.

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

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The startup is looking to build a platform that will allow organizations to “build, launch and track a new app within minutes”. The startup built a demo app, called “the app builder”, that allows users to build and launch an app within minutes. The startup has raised $2.7M in seed funding as of September 2019.

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A medical records app that lets patients access their medical records from their phone. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding.

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A wearable device meant to help people with visual impairments navigate the world. The startup is looking to deploy its product in the US and UK, and has raised $2.5 million in seed funding so far.

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

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A startup that’s raised $300,000 in seed funding. No details on product yet.

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An agency that was founded in 2016 and has raised $4.7M. The company has raised $500k in seed funding. It was selected as a Gartner Cool Vendors in Healthcare CSP in 2017.

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

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

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A software platform that helps companies manage the customer data and retention process. The startup says it’s been customer-funded for 2 years and raised seed funding for another 6 months.

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The startup, which is raised $2.5 million in seed funding, provides an integrated digital library that lets you keep track of your books, movies and music.

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

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A video platform for customers to create and promote their own videos and businesses to find new customers. Currently gaining traction, raised $1.5 million in seed capital in June of 2019.

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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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Seed funding for a free online course on investing in Chinese stock markets and investing in Chinese businesses.

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

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Helping small businesses manage all of their IT needs. The startup has 100 clients already and is looking for $1 million in seed funding.

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

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

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

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A 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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In 2015, a total of 9,615 seed-stage deals in the US were led by women with 108 companies, a 2% increase from 2014. A total of 1,906 companies from women-led startups raised a total of $1.1 billion in funding.

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

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A company that wants to make it easier for high schools to pay for science instruments. It’s raised $1.3 million in seed funding.

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

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One of the largest investment firms in the US, Union Square Ventures, has been investing in a number of consumer tech startups. They’re focused on building services that make it easier to sell and manage products through the internet, and they’re actively looking for seed stage opportunities.

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A $40 Bluetooth Smart speaker. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Play Ventures.

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This startup wants to make it easy for people to set up and manage their business in the cloud, but with the security of a physical office. They currently have over $100,000 in seed funding.

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 A connected device that connects a person’s body to their social network via a bracelet, allowing them to monitor their fitness and coaching needs, connect with friends, and be more active. The device, which is being developed by a team of former Google employees, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A startup aiming to build an app for companies to manage and track all of their customer service interactions. The startup has received $20 million in seed funding to build the app.

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

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A startup that helps businesses manage their supply chain by providing a database that connects them with manufacturers and suppliers. The startup has raised $1.8 million in seed funding.

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A solution for companies to hire, manage, and train remote employees, who can then do their work from anywhere. They’ve raised $1.5M in seed funding.

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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 startup that allows users to pay bills and data plans by sending SMS messages. The founder used to work at Groupon and is raising $1.4 million in seed funding.

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Cofound.it is a Swiss startup that launched a year ago with a goal of helping seed-stage companies raise funding. It has a platform that helps investors only invest in startups that it has vetted, and a “crowd” that can help vet companies.

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

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A platform connecting founders with investors for seed-stage funding.

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

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A platform that makes it easier for employees to request time off. The startup is looking to partner with the HR department of a company to help employees request time off. It has raised $2.3M in seed funding.

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A startup that helps investors find early-stage startups to invest in. The startup is building out its management software for portfolio companies with the help of $30,000 in seed money.

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

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A professional services firm that has raised $1.25 million in seed funding.

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Tachyon is a tool for monitoring and managing service-level agreements. The company’s founders say they’re already working with over 100 customers, and they’ve raised $1.7 million in seed funding.

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A startup that wants to help people get on the property ladder by connecting them with companies that can help them get the financing. The company has 50 employees and has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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

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Idea: This startup is building software that helps restaurants manage their employees’ schedules and payroll. It’s already working with 200 restaurants, and has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A startup for “on-demand” online tutoring They’ve already raised $1m in seed funding

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