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A startup for selling and buying used computers from other people. Users can sell their old computers in exchange for cash or trade them in for newer ones. The company provides a platform to help people sell their old computers and also offers a buy credit option.

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A company that aims to help cities build economic ecosystems, including a marketplace for buying, selling, and renting real estate.

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This is a startup that uses a mobile app and a camera to find street-level recycled products and sell them to the public. They started with old library books and DVDs, but are now selling all sorts of things.

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A platform for sharing and selling reusable office supplies to businesses. The startup focuses on 8 great office supply items that are used a lot, but don’t get recycled as often as they should. They’re currently focusing on the US, but plan to expand internationally and into business software.

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A bot that can automate the process of selling products on Craigslist, on Craigslist, and on other sites where it can be sold. The product is geared towards online retailers.

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A digital platform for artists to share their work, get feedback, and start selling to gallery owners.

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A startup for buying and selling items in bulk. It’s like Amazon Prime, but for businesses.

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This is a startup that’s using machine learning to provide a new way of making and selling guacamole.

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A startup that helps companies that are in the business of buying and selling old houses

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A company that makes it easy for people to earn money by selling their time, energy, and expertise to others.

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A startup that provides tools for real estate buyers and sellers to collaborate in the buying and selling process.

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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 company that makes it easy to get started with your own mobile marketplace, selling everything from your couch to your prized mementos

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

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A startup that wants to make the process of buying and selling used cars more straightforward.

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This is a photo sharing app that lets you send your friends a “snapshot” of whatever you’re looking at. The startup monetizes via selling advertisers the ability to target specific geographic areas or high-traffic areas.

84

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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An online marketplace that has a very different approach to selling than Amazon or eBay. The startup focuses on selling unique items and brands, and is based on a marketplace model that is increasingly popular in China.

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A startup building an in-home showroom for buying, selling, and renting real estate. Starting at $5,000 up to $25,000, the company is currently operating in the Washington D.C. area.

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A platform for buying and selling tickets to sporting events, concerts, and other live entertainment.

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Startup that aims to make it easier for retailers to monitor and understand how their products are selling in real time.

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A tool to help companies in the UK and Ireland comply with new GDPR rules regarding selling data to third-parties.

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A startup for those interested in buying and selling vintage items.

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A tool for helping retail brands track their brand’s data, including how their products are selling on social media.

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A startup that helps people who are buying or selling real estate to find local contractors to do work on their home

81

Builds a retail website for selling products via Instagram. The startup’s founder says that the website is “the world’s first” to use the social platform to sell physical products online.

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The goal of this startup is to help consumers shop for services that match their needs, rather than relying on recommendations from friends and family. The company looks to compete with platforms like Groupon and LivingSocial by selling subscriptions that will take care of the customer. The startup is already working with a number of Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

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This startup wants to improve the process of buying and selling homes by using algorithms, AI, and machine learning to make the process faster and more transparent.

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

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 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.

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A startup making data-driven, machine-learning-driven, and AI-driven messaging tools for SaaS companies. It’s unclear what they will be selling to SaaS companies.

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A tool for selling and managing retail inventory via a mobile app and website.

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A set of tools for selling and buying on Amazon. The company also offers Amazon-specific tools for sellers to organize, manage, and promote their products. Currently has $4,000 in monthly revenue.

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A platform for small business buying and selling services, which it says is more cost-effective than going through agents.

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A startup for buying and selling tickets to events. The startup is focused on events in the UK and Europe. They were formerly known as Ticket Vending.

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A startup for selling “mobile code” that can help support the development of mobile apps.

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A startup that’s building an online platform for people who want to build and sell their own custom iPhone cases. The startup’s founders say that about 1% of the cases sold in the US are custom-made, and a handful of startups have tried to build their own platform for selling such cases, without much success.

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A startup that helps quickly build custom web pages for brands, selling them to clients at a fixed price. The startup wants to replace the very expensive full-page print ad with a mobile-friendly digital display ad. Their potential clients include agencies, brands and ad tech companies.

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A digital store for collectible cards that helps users build a collection by tracking and sharing their collection, and by selling cards in a marketplace.

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A platform for people to sell their old belongings on Craigslist. The startup wants to take the pain out of selling your things while also guaranteeing that they’ll show up at your doorstep.

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A startup that helps people who are selling products on Amazon and provides them with advice on how to sell more and get positive reviews

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A platform for sellers to manage their Amazon selling business, helping them to follow the rules of Amazon.com, and get paid on time.

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A company that wants to help streamline buying and selling of artwork and collectibles on eBay.

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This startup sells an Android app that lets you quickly record notes/talks about an item you are selling on eBay. The startup is also building out a platform for selling on eBay.

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A startup based on the idea that what’s often lost in the process of buying a car is the opportunity to sell it. CarBifi helps make the process of selling a car easier, and could be used by dealers to help people decide if they want to keep their car for another year.

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A startup that wants to help users make more money by selling their excess household items to the public.

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What happens when you start going to boring networking events A startup that sells tickets to events in a non-standard format, taking the pain out of organizing and selling tickets.

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A company building a social network for sharing and interacting with t-shirts, not just buying them. The startup is also building a marketplace for sharing and selling these shirts.

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A company providing a free online platform for live music, planning concerts, selling tickets, and collecting royalties.

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A booming business for managing and cutting out the middleman when buying and selling real estate. The company has raised $32 million to date.

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A startup that wants to make it easier for people to find work in their area by selling them a tool to identify the top jobs in an area.

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

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A platform to help create and manage communities, including a marketplace for selling and buying resources.

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A tool that helps companies automate their financial and operational reporting to ensure that they’re on track. The company is selling the software to businesses that aren’t online, and has worked with companies like Google and Target.

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This startup is selling a product that makes it easier to show off your pets on Instagram by allowing people to take photos of their pets with their phones. Users can then share those photos on Instagram.

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An ecommerce marketplace for buying and selling used products.

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Unbounce isn’t selling directly to customers, but instead to small agencies and marketers that want to hire them to do their advertising.

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This is an online platform for selling and buying used phones.

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A platform for selling and buying products on a curated, personal online marketplace.

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A startup with a built-in revenue model selling an outdoor jacket with built

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A new way of selling, which allows a startup to sell a product without risk to the buyer, then buy it back later.

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A startup for buying and selling used cars online. At the moment, the marketplace offers about 20,000 used cars, but they’re planning to launch into the US in 2019, with plans to expand to Europe and Asia in 2020.

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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.

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A company founded by ex-Googlers that offers a platform for sharing and selling real-time video. The company is also working to provide tools for live video streaming.

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

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A startup that simplifies the process of selling online, allowing anyone to list items on multiple shopping sites. The idea is that doing so is more cost-efficient than having to curate items individually on each.

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A startup for buying and selling donated furniture, which it says is worth more than $30 billion, has been in operation since 2012.

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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 publicly traded company that provides a platform for people to make money from their photos and videos by selling them on their platform.

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An electronic cigarette company that makes and sells 100% organic, vegan, and gluten-free e-liquids. The company is working with the FDA to get its products approved, and is already selling $1 million in products.

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A product meant to automate the process of selling and buying online, with an emphasis on the international market.

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We want to let people organize their photos and videos as easily as they organize their text messages. We’re building a photo management app that’s simple and easy to use, and we’ll be selling our own photo storage product through the app.

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A platform for creating and selling e-books, but targeted at high school students

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A startup for concert tickets. The startup wants to create an app that facilitates buying, selling, and exchanging tickets across the web.

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A platform for selling online courses and subscriptions, allowing students to take online courses for credit and work towards certifications.

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An AI-powered service that helps streamline the process of buying, selling, renting and managing a fleet of vehicles.

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This is a startup that makes hardware that makes it easier to pick up and carry your coffee without scalding yourself. The company is currently only selling to the US, but they’re looking to expand internationally, and have raised $1.3M in funding from DFJ.

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A startup for selling products across web and mobile channels.

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A startup that buys household items in bulk for consumers, and delivers them in bulk After shipping the products, the startup makes money by selling those items on the secondary market

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A messaging platform that supports human-to-human communication in machine learning. The startup is building a chatbot, but is also selling a tool that helps businesses gauge their customer service conversations.

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A company that buys the leftover food from the restaurants it serves, packaging and reselling the food for a profit.

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

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A way to sell excess inventory from a company. For example, if a company is making a lot of cases of a product that’s not selling very well, it can sell those cases to someone who needs cases.

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A platform for selling products online, with a focus on fashion.

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A market for the world’s farmers, specifically those who want to start selling their excess produce in bulk.

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The startup does everything from selling pallet racks to making sure your Facebook is not blocked.

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A startup for buying and selling used office equipment, including desks, chairs, and computers.

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A social network for the connected car. It aims to make car ownership more accessible by providing access to smartphone-based services that include vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and selling services.

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The startup helps nonprofits raise money, selling a “bundles of investments”.

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A fitness tracking device that’s been downloaded over 3 million times, has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the App Store, and was sold to Apple. It’s been used by over 60 million people and is now the best-selling fitness tracker on the market. It’s profitable and has a $300 million valuation.

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A platform for creating, sharing, and selling apps for businesses, including a marketplace where people can list and sell their own apps.

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A platform that helps people who are selling their homes sell quickly for maximum value.

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This startup is selling a B2B service that helps restaurants, drug stores, and grocery stores bring back leftover food from customers.

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The startup wants to create a way to make buying and selling cars easier.

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A platform for buying and selling used trucks and cars, which they say is a company that helps manage the transition between new and used cars.

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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.)

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This startup is building an encrypted, decentralized, and community-driven marketplace for buying and selling drugs.

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 This is a website for buying and selling used computers. The website automatically searches for computers that are listed by sellers.

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A platform for buying and selling data, allowing businesses and researchers to share datasets.

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An API for buying and selling cars, with over a million cars already sold.

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A physical marketplace for selling and renting used cars in New York City. The startup wants to build a “supermarket for second-hand cars” and focus on luxury cars.

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This startup is building a marketplace for buying and selling cars, trucks, and SUVs. They’re launching in late 2019 with a beta version.

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A machine learning company that helps retail companies identify the types of products that are selling well. It also helps them find trends and opportunities in their data and discover new products.

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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.

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A company that helps hot dog vendors in New York City sell their hot dogs by linking them to their Instagram accounts. It’s meant to make the process of selling hot dogs more efficient and profitable.

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An online platform for sharing and selling small tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and other DIY goods. The company’s founders say they want to make it easy for people to find and sell their tools, and the startup is planning to add more categories and tools in the future.

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An online marketplace for selling used furniture. The startup is currently focused on selling used furniture in the San Francisco area.

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A B2B company that helps clients manage their warehouse operations, selling warehouse management software.

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A new way of coordinating and selling tickets for events. The company’s product is less a ticketing platform and more a toolset for event organizers to use.

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A company that aims to simplify the process of buying and selling used goods online in the US, and in the UK, with the aim to make it easier than eBay or Craigslist. The startup currently has 2,000 members, each paying a monthly fee.

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A startup for selling or buying other people’s unused shipping boxes.

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A startup that allows people to make money by selling their used items, such as clothes, furniture, and books, through an online platform.

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A SaaS that helps artists sell their work directly to consumers in a way that’s more efficient than selling through a gallery or commercial gallery.

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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.

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A platform for artists and creatives to sell their products, using a very similar model to Etsy. Artist can make money by selling physical or digital products of their original artwork.

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A startup for vintage clothes, with a focus on selling vintage clothes to customers who can’t find what they want in stores.

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A chatbot for the Spanish market, selling products across a variety of categories.

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A startup for digital goods, taking a page out of the Apple model of selling new iPhone apps on the day of release. The startup is selling digital goods like digital photographs and videos that have already been processed.

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A platform for independent content creators, allowing them to monetize videos and generate revenue through affiliate marketing, sponsorships, and selling ads.

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A startup that helps people get their car inspected, selling it to insurance companies as an add-on rather than for the full cost of inspection.

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A digital storefront for selling and marketing your art. The company is currently focused on artists whose work is sold by galleries, but it wants to expand into more verticals.

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A company that provides “next-generation” insurance solutions to companies with higher liability risks. The company’s approach is a bit atypical, as they say they’re not “selling” insurance, but rather “managing” the risk of the company. The startup says they’re already working with more than a dozen clients with plans to expand to 20 more before the end of 2019.

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The startup makes a “diagnostic X-Ray” for consumers, and is selling it to hospitals for $25 per unit.

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Builds on the idea of an online store for workers to make money by selling items people need — and allowing them to earn up to $15 an hour. The company says it is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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An online marketplace for making and selling custom-made products using 3D printing. The startup is building a one-stop shop for all 3D design, 3D printing, and 3D scanning needs.

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This startup wants to make it easier for people to sell their used gadgets and electronics. It wants to give users free website or app hosting and a platform for selling their devices and accessories.

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

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An e-commerce company that simplifies the process of buying and selling physical products between individual users.

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A platform for aggregating and selling data from consumer-facing apps. The startup has raised $20 million to date, and has partnerships with companies like Tastemade, Twitter, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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A tool for selling and managing your business’ insurance, pitched as an “all inclusive, seamless, and simple insurance brokerage.”

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A startup for hiring refurbished items. The company’s CEO, who is also CEO of a shipping company, has been refurbishing old shipping containers and reselling them on the site. The company has raised $1.5 million in funding.

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 A startup for buying and selling home appliances. Their current focus is on selling used appliances, which they want to make a one-touch online purchase process.

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A platform for managing and selling social media accounts. The company plans to make a browser extension that will place your social media feed in a dashboard for you to see, and then allow you to manage all of your social media accounts from one place. It’s expected to raise $20 million in a Series A.

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

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A lot of companies are selling mobile phone cases with custom designs, but Nines offers custom design and production of phone cases, which will be sold in retail stores.

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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.

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A startup that wants to build an AI-powered bot for streamlining the process of buying and selling tickets on secondary markets like Stubhub. The startup is also building a mobile app that helps users make these transactions more easily.

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A tool for ordering food from home, selling it to neighbors, and then delivering it.

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A B2B company that aims to help retailers manage all of their account receivables (credit cards, store cards, and payment cards) from a single platform. The company is selling to retailers and merchants in the US and Latin America.

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A platform for selling LED lights to businesses. The product is currently only in the prototype phase, but the team is working on creating an online store in the next 60 days.

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A company selling custom t-shirts that can be printed with QR codes that then link to other apps on select platforms.

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A platform that enables vendors to manage their inventory by connecting them to a network of marketplaces and selling through them.

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A platform for sharing and selling meals for home chefs, and a way for those chefs to interact with each other.

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A company that wants to help consumers build and grow their own personal brands by selling them on merchandise and experiences, similar to what Amazon does with Amazon Prime.

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A tool for selling digital products with a drag-and-drop interface, focused on ebooks and video games.

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A real estate technology company which provides a technology platform to the home-selling industry.

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A digital directory for buying and selling used cars. The company has a deal with dealerships, allowing them to sell their vehicles on the platform.

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A startup that makes it easy for people to share their experience of buying a home. The startup (now with $750,000 in funding) wants to leverage its existing platform to be a broker for homebuyers, selling the service to other realtors.

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The company is building a toolset for building and selling items on Airbnb. The company is already working with a few startups in Silicon Valley, and says they’ve raised $1.2M but aren’t disclosing their valuation or amount raised.

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is a platform for selling used textbooks and keeping college students accountable for their books.

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A platform for selling buying and selling goods with a focus on organic food, with a focus on helping companies that want to sell in bulk get it in the hands of customers.

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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.

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An online marketplace for buying and selling used items and goods. The company is using a technology called RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to allow consumers to scan an item and find out what they’re worth on the platform, which they say is a cheaper way to buy used goods, and helps sellers by cutting out the middleman.

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A platform for building and selling online courses. The startup is a Y Combinator alum.

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

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A decentralized marketplace for web pages, where people can buy and sell ads. The startup offers buying and selling ads for web pages the same way that people sell and buy ads on Facebook.

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

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A digital platform for buying and selling things to other people.

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A platform that allows retailers to track what products are selling, allowing them to import data from other retailers.

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A startup that makes it easy to buy and sell gift cards, gift cards, and loyalty cards. The startup is building a platform to make the buying and selling of gift cards and loyalty cards easier.

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A BoxCar is an online marketplace for buying and selling used equipment and supplies, including furniture, construction equipment, industrial machinery, and vehicles.

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A platform that provides an online store for small retailers or artisans, selling products they created themselves. The startup is based in India and is looking to expand to other South Asian countries.

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A peer-to-peer marketplace and online marketplace for exclusively selling used goods. The company wants to bring a new way to buy and sell things, but it’s not quite a marketplace. Instead, it’s a service that connects buyers with sellers, and a platform where sellers can share their goods.

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A platform for selling and buying your car or truck, financed with a monthly payment. The startup sold its first loan in May with former GM executive, Mark St. Pierre, leading the company.

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A platform providing an interface for companies to manage and monitor their products, along with building a marketplace for reselling and supporting them. They’ve raised $2.3 million.

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

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Everyone is doing it: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, then you have Home Depot and Lowe’s. But Meijer, a Midwest-based retailer that operates grocery stores and a number of other retail chains. Meijer is looking to use the e-commerce trend to stay ahead of its rivals and has begun selling products that haven’t been available in stores in the past, like wine and cheese.

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A company that’s building a digital platform for purchasing and selling, which they say is helping to “change the way auto ownership works”.

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 The startup wants to be a marketplace for people to sell their used stuff. Its focus is on new-to-market products, but founders say they’d be open to selling used products as well.

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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 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.

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

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A startup for buying and selling used cars, part of a larger company that also offers car-sharing services. Their customers can use the company’s vehicle for their work, then turn it back in when they’re done.

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A platform for selling and buying fixed-rate loans. The company is developed by former Citi, UBS, KKR and S&P executives.

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

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A startup for buying, selling and trading used cars. The startup has already attracted over 15,000 sellers and has processed over $600,000 worth of transactions.

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A startup that provides a service where people can pick up and drop off items they are selling on Craigslist

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A startup that helps people with agoraphobia by selling them a list of places where they can go and not be bothered

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A startup that helps people clean up after their pets by selling an all-in-one tool that cleans up pet waste and then converts into a bag to carry it

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A startup that provides a service where people can find a real estate agent who is interested in the buying/selling of a home in a certain price range

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Idea: A monthly subscription box for women that gives them the tools they need to be more confident and less afraid The company started off by selling a box of self-defense products (think pepper spray, tasers, whistles, and more

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Idea: A startup for buying and selling used machines from factories

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Idea: A tool to manage the process of buying and selling a home

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Idea: A B2B marketplace for selling and buying securities

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Idea: An online learning platform that helps users learn to code by building and selling apps to users

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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: An online marketplace for buying and selling 3D-printed objects. The startup aims to be a marketplace for a new generation of makers, with a platform to bring together designers, engineers, and 3D-printers. They currently have 500 open-ended jobs, and a $1k average order size.

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A “subscription commerce” platform for selling art. The startup charges $5 per month for 3 paintings, which subscribers receive in the mail every month.

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Idea: A startup looking to bring the concept of “swag” from concerts to corporate events — employees are given a “swag bag” of items to take home with them in lieu of a company swag bag. The startup makes money by selling the items in the swag bag.

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

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This company is building a platform for sharing and selling used furniture. The startup has a website where people can view and purchase furniture.

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A startup that connects people interested in buying or selling a home with people who want to buy or sell a home

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