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A startup that sells clothes designed by students of fashion schools

1,484

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

787

A way to help people learn how to create and design products online

277

 Grow is building a set of tools for restaurants, enabling them to manage their menus, design their menus, and automate their ordering and delivery processes.

270

A platform designed to help people and companies save and invest together.

224

A product designed to help farmers manage all their farm data.

166

Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

165

A company that helps small businesses find tech talent, with a focus on recruiting developers and designers in cities where they are based.

163

This startup is building a digital library for musicians that helps them discover new music and share more about themselves. The company has already signed a couple thousand artists.

153

A startup that offers a highly customisable, easy-to-use platform for designing employee relocation packages

145

It’s a licensing company for small businesses to get paid speedily for their intellectual property. The startup has signed up over 300 businesses.

138

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

129

A startup that provides a service to help people design their home

128

A startup that offers a service for designing employee relocation packages for companies who are moving employees

127

This startup’s algorithm is designed to find and cancel fraudulent payments, automatically. It’s free for merchants to use, and they’re aiming to partner with processors and banks.

125

A social network built for black professionals. It’s a version of Facebook for black professionals that’s designed for different demographics, with features like a photo gallery and a newsfeed that’s tuned for black users.

106

A platform designed for individuals and small businesses that helps them manage their finances.

103

A personal robot designed to help people with mobility impairments, with a goal to help them live more independently and improve daily living.

101

A design studio with a focus on the traveling millennial market

100

A company that sells modular home accessories designed to make building a home more efficient.

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

A tool that allows people to create their own 3D models of objects and designs and have them printed on a 3D printer.

99

A company that will help you create the perfect visual resume, with a template that’s designed to fit any job you might apply for.

99

A platform for creative people to collaborate, post, and publish designs, images, and video.

99

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

97

A design company that will produce handwritten letters and postcards for customers, and send them to customers via mail.

96

Software that is designed to make it easier to use the state's Department of Motor Vehicles

96

A monthly subscription service that sends you an e-book on a topic you’ve selected every month. The company launched in December, and is signing up more than 50,000 new subscribers every month, the founder tells me.

94

This startup helps employees gain access to their employer’s network and resources without logging in. It’s an employee portal that connects to the company’s own servers to provide a unified sign-on.

94

This is an application that lets you set up a credit card and apply for a bank loan instantly, within a few minutes of signing up.

93

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

93

A startup that connects freelance designers with companies who need branding work done

92

A “native” mobile app designed with the multiscreen experience in mind.

92

A company that’s a Slack alternative, designed to be more intuitive and user friendly.

92

On-demand laundry, dry cleaning, and dry-cleaning pickup service designed to make urban living easier.

91

A platform that allows people to rent out spare bedrooms and/or spare bedrooms with other household members. It’s designed to help people earn additional income from their homes while also giving their families the chance to stay in their homes in times of need.

91

A job board for freelancers, or people who work on their own terms, with a focus on design and marketing work.

91

A hardware startup that’s building a new type of computer that’s designed to be secure, power efficient, and small enough to fit on a keychain.

91

A way for the user to design and customize his or her own Lego creation.

90

A SaaS developer platform that helps teams develop better software using tools like code reviews, design reviews, and prototyping

90

In January 2018, Instagram launched IGTV, an app designed to let people watch longer videos.

90

A startup that provides a service to people who are looking to make a significant career change and want to do a 6 month stint to get a taste of what it’s like to be in a new industry

89

The idea is to redefine the way people think of and approach real estate as a place to live. The company plans to use marketing, design, and data to help people make smarter choices about their homes.

89

A startup that helps people learn Chinese through video content that is designed to be slower paced, allowing for a more natural experience.

88

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

88

A travel concierge platform that serves travelers who want to visit the same places. It is designed to connect travelers with similar interests and save money by helping them make a booking at the same time.

88

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

88

A platform for managing and sharing your home’s interior design.

88

A market research platform for fashion designers that serves as a central database for pricing, trends, and quality.

87

A New York-based startup that claims to be the first in the world to offer a virtual reality-based storytelling course designed for the music industry.

87

This is a platform for students to sign up for courses at their college. The company offers an online service through which students can track their courses and take them at their own pace.

86

Business cards for people who are too busy for a traditional design

86

A software-as-a-service platform for banks, designed to provide a consistent and comprehensive experience for users and businesses.

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The startup’s service allows users to create custom-designed and branded debit cards to be used at millions of locations in the US, UK, Canada, France, and Australia. It also does global spending and cross-border payments for businesses that need it.

86

An AI chatbot that helps you diagnose your own symptoms and signs, and get you connected to a doctor or pharmacist.

86

A startup that pairs freelance designers with clients to create logos, websites, and more

85

A company that designs a system that helps a company’s employees be more productive, allowing them to perform more tasks, get work done more quickly, and be more efficient.

85

A software company designed to make college affordable by allowing students to pay for it with credit.

85

A social network for engineers, designed to compete with Stack Exchange and Quora.

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The startup’s goal is to help users achieve a more “authentic” online presence. They’re building software that allows users to design their own avatars, choosing from a variety of “personas”, which can be used on other platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks.

85

A platform designed to help car dealers make the most of their inventory, and lower inventory turnover.

85

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.

85

A software platform for publishing academic papers and hosting conferences, designed for scientists, researchers, and students.

85

A startup that is building a tool to help apparel designers find the right factories.

85

A startup that provides a service where you can hire a professional to draw up the design you’re looking for and then they

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The six-episode series is written by the late Blaine Capatch and directed by his brother, Daniel Capatch, and is produced by Blaine Capatch's company, Significant Productions. It stars Marla Sokoloff, Kyle MacLachlan, Taye Diggs, and Kathleen Quinlan.

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A new way of doing customer service that’s designed to be more personal and efficient than the call center model.

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A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

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The platform is building a toolkit for designers to build custom user interfaces for their mobile apps.

84

A platform for designing and sharing potential learning paths. The startup is building a digital pedagogy tool and learning platform.

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A startup that’s building a tool that automatically designs and builds ecommerce stores for you

83

A group of designers who create custom UI/UX mockups for companies, turning their ideas into real product or website designs.

83

Building a single-sign-on tool for other payment services.

83

A content management system built on a social media platform, designed for agencies, PR professionals and creative entrepreneurs

83

A startup for a variety of creative professionals, including photographers, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and other creative types.

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 API developer that provides an easy way to create a custom API for a company or organization, as well as an API that can be used by other companies. The company's software is designed for startups, but could be applied to other business settings.

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A tool designed to bring transparency to the loan origination process, helping to prevent fraud, identify the best loan products, and save lenders money.

83

A company that helps designers create custom-made leather goods for clients.

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A tool designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses get their online through a series of video interviews.

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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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A company building an app to help companies manage the design process and the production of their marketing materials. It’s using the product to help customers with their design process, like deciding which typeface to use or what color palette to use, and providing it to them as a product.

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A startup that wants to make it easy to sign up for a monthly food delivery service.

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A platform that allows designers to sell their work without having to learn code

82

A tool for hiring contractors and interior designers

81

A wireless charger that’s designed to make it easier for people who have to hold their phone to their ear.

81

A digital wallet that’s designed to serve the needs of women in China. Currently, the platform does not offer features that are common in the US, such as peer-to-peer payments, a feature that is required in China for transactions to be legal.

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This startup aims to make it easier for artists to design, print, and ship their own physical, limited edition pieces.

81

A platform that helps retailers figure out how to attract more customers through social media. It uses a combination of data and algorithms to predict who will sign up for their credit card, and who will visit their physical store.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their risk and compliance exposure with regulatory reporting. The company is currently in “batch”, with plans to launch on March 1, but has already signed up 10 clients.

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A tool to help people quit smoking. The startup’s product, Patch, is designed to help people quit smoking through animations and imagery that help them break their habit. It’s designed to be used alongside other cessation products.

81

An idea that would let anyone be a coder or designer for local versions of the web. Google is interested.

80

A collaboration platform for interior designers to access other designers’ portfolios.

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A platform that allows businesses to streamline the design, procurement, and delivery of their supplies.

80

A design company building a more sustainable way to build better building

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A web design consultancy focused on helping companies get their websites and business up to speed.

80

This startup promises to bring a more human element to AI-based design. Their app takes the complexity of designing AI and makes it simple by using the color wheel to explain how a particular neural network works.

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A company that helps its customers build their own hardware. Once they have the specs for the product, they can create a 3D design, and get it printed at Shapeways at a fraction of the cost of other companies that do the same thing.

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A tool to help companies manage and monitor their supply chain. The company says they’ve signed up clients like Etsy and L’Oreal.

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A startup that wants to make it easy to find, hire, and work with freelance designers and developers.

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A visual design platform for brands & agencies that allows designers to see the visual impact of their designs before they hit production.

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An AI-driven platform that comes with a team of data scientists, software engineers, and designers, and which wants to help companies find talent in India.

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This startup is building a platform that allows users to book tattoos online. The platform will allow clients to view their tattoos in 3D and choose designs, colors and sizes.

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This startup is building a website that allows anyone to instantly and securely order a custom-made suit from a fabric designer.

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A podcast network with a focus on “unscripted” storytelling, by people who are not professional journalists. It’s designed to free creative people from the pressure of telling stories they’ve been told to tell.

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This is a chatbot that’s designed to help you work remotely. It’s currently working with one client in the US, but the company plans to expand to Europe in the coming months.

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A startup that sells a tool for creating videos that are designed to be shown on screens in public

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A digital product that detects, tracks, and pays a user’s monthly rent payments. Due to rent laws, a tenant in many areas may not legally be able to sign for a check until it’s been deposited. By the time they can, the landlord has already moved on to the next tenant, which means the tenant may have to pay the holdback fee.

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A collaborative digital design tool for creative entrepreneurs.

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The startup is working on a new type of mobile banking that’s mobile-first, and designed to provide easy access to traditional banking services like check deposits, bill pay, and direct deposit.

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A product management, design, and development studio that builds products people want.

77

A company that helps people save money on their mobile phone bills. The startup is focused on helping people in countries where mobile services are expensive, as is the case in Mexico. It currently offers a mobile plan on a monthly basis and has signed on the largest mobile company in Mexico.

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.

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A tool for companies to execute marketing campaigns in an automated fashion, with the ability to tell the marketing department what to do and what to ignore when it comes to email program design. Idea is also originally a software company, but now a marketing software company.

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A company that sells a device to keep your television screen from interfering with the signal you’re watching.

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A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

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The company's app is designed to help consumers monitor the health of their finances, including credit scores, debt and income. The application, which is in beta, is available for Android and Apple iOS smartphones.

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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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A company that helps people make their own clothes, using a design platform that puts together collections of patterns, fabrics, and accessories.

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A product designed to make it easier for employees to take short vacations

76

A no-code app which allows users to take a photo, upload it, and have it designed with a scratch-off code. The designs can be made by users for free or paid via subscription.

76

A startup that helps people find the best deal on a car insurance policy. The founders say they’ve already signed up 20,000 users and have been accepted to Y Combinator.

75

A startup for freelance designers and developers to find jobs and request work. According to the company, they have a response rate of 90%.

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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.

75

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

75

Real Democracy is a platform for elections, designed to make voting more accessible while improving the quality of elections.

75

This app is designed to help users learn to drive new vehicles and learn in a way that’s more visual and less boring.

75

A startup that uses a “digital designer” to help small businesses build websites. The startup’s model is to wake up early in the morning and design a website for a small business owner and have it ready to go by that evening.

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Bringing the consumer’s head into the product design process by using 3D printing.

75

The startup is building digital signage for companies to let their employees know when tasks need to be completed, and will also allow them to use it to let customers know when they have stock available.

74

A startup that promises to improve the reliability of your WiFi, by giving you a constant connection to the internet even when you’re in an area with weak signals. The idea is pretty simple — by bouncing a signal off of a cell tower, the startup is able to provide a stronger signal to the device. At the moment, it’s in a sort of alpha stage — the company will be launching a Kickstarter in early 2016 to help fund a smartphone app, which will then be released for the general public.

74

A software that helps users create and manage their online portfolios. The software is powered by a sophisticated algorithm that helps users design a portfolio that is SEO-friendly and engaging.

74

A tool for software designers to create new apps in minutes instead of days.

74

A design studio that helps companies create engaging, unique, and user-friendly websites. They have a portfolio of clients, including Liberty Mutual, and are looking to expand their market.

74

A platform that helps small businesses design and manage user-generated online profiles and meta data for their products.

73

A design agency that connects design talent with brands, allowing it to bring out the best in each other.

73

A startup for freelance designers and developers, helping them find the right job for them, and helping clients find the right freelancer.

73

A social network for people interested in mechanical engineering, allowing people to find jobs, learn about new developments, and get connected with engineers and designers.

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A product that tracks the digital footprints of their clients (by tracking device signals) and then uses machine learning algorithms to predict what they’re going to do next. They want to use this data to build a digital reputation system for brands.

73

A startup that wants to build a “green” power plant designed to burn trash. They want to build sustainable power plants, using waste as fuel, and keeping energy costs low.

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A platform for the design and manufacture of solar cells. The startup wants to make solar cells more accessible for people in the developing world, with a focus on the Middle East.

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

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This company is building a more efficient way to design and build websites. The startup wants to make it easier for people to create websites with a more feature-rich platform.

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A platform for helping people design and build virtual reality experiences. The startup is focusing on the gaming side, but says they’re open to partnering with other verticals as well.

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A startup that pairs up its product design expertise with a developer to build a custom mobile app. It takes a few days and the startup will provide a working prototype.

72

A platform that connects businesses with data science resources in a way that makes it easy to collaborate and get work done. The company also plans to launch a consumer app that will allow customers to sign up for machine learning-based advice.

72

A company that pays people in the developing world to write content for a fee. They’ve already signed up one client (Watsi, a non-profit that helps poor people in medical emergencies) and expect to sign up another soon.

72

A set of design patterns and functions that helps teams organize their product.

72

An ad tech company that’s building a new technology that they say has the potential to significantly change the way digital advertising is purchased and sold. The company’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the digital advertising market by giving advertisers complete control of their ad campaigns, directly from their desktop and mobile devices.

72

This app for restaurant managers lets them manage their restaurant’s food costs. The app is designed for restaurants with a large number of employees and several kitchens, and helps them track costs and improve efficiency.

72

A company that wants to help you use the power of the cloud to create and design things.

72

A ‘Book of the Month’ subscription service that promises to send a book to your door with the month you sign up for. It’s currently in the UK and Ireland, with Australia and New Zealand plans for 2020.

72

A digital credit card designed to help people pay for things by charging a small amount each time they use it.

72

A startup that gives you a free credit card (with no annual fees) when you sign up for a certain amount of money back when you shop online

71

The startup helps B2B companies sell their wares to retailers in the US. The service works for companies that design, manufacture or market goods for retail.

71

A digital drawer that provides a digital photo frame, calendar, diary, and address book. It’s designed for the elderly and visually impaired.

71

This startup is building a new way to access and use the world’s most popular programming languages. The company is now working with Google on its Material Design language team.

71

This company, which is now a subsidiary of software giant IBM, is trying to make enterprise software simpler for smaller organizations. They have a new product called “Navigator”, which is designed to help organizations of all sizes (from a startup with 3 people to a Fortune 100 company) navigate the complex technology stack they have today.

71

A platform which helps people sign up for and manage their subscriptions.

71

A platform to recruit and hire remote developers and designers from any location in the world.

71

An enterprise application designed to help companies manage the spread of malware and security threats. The startup is built on a platform that provides IT teams with a single view of all of the company’s security threats, allowing them to prioritize and control those threats without wasting time.

70

A social-media platform for contractors, designed for organizations with a small project or need.

70

A platform that helps people design and manage their own websites and apps, including social media apps, online stores, and email.

70

This startup aims to overhaul the way employees are evaluated and compensated in the workplace. It’s designed to eliminate the “rat race” and create a better environment for those who want to work hard and see their contributions recognized.

70

This startup is building an app that helps people design their own personalized delivery drones. The drones will be powered by the startup’s own solar-powered drone charging technology.

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An internal startup within Forte to create a series of products for the company. They wanted a brand that was fun and modern, but not too distracting for customers. The new app was designed to be a reward for people who were servicing Forte’s customers.

70

A startup that helps teams design and build apps to bring a business idea to life.

70

Designing new, custom-made furniture for the home. The startup is working with builders and architects to create bespoke furnishings for the home.

70

A startup that sends users a box of physical books for every month they sign up for.

70

A Chrome extension that turns any website into a mobile app shop. Employs a “re-imagined” version of Google’s well-known design language.

69

An AI system for decision-making, designed to work hand-in-hand with human decision-makers.

69

A digital platform that allows users to build and share images and designs with other users. The company is working with a number of brands, including Walmart and Target, to boost their presence on social media.

69

The App Factory is building a platform to build, distribute, and manage applications from a team of developers and designers. It’s a mix of Slack, Trello, and Jira.

69

A startup that helps people create and sell custom clothing through a web browser without having to design the entire garment from scratch. Loom wants to help consumers sell their clothing as a service — it’s essentially an Uber for fashion.

68

A tool for creating quick and easy surveys on your phone. The startup is designed for survey creators, but anyone can use it. It offers a mobile-first platform that lets users create surveys and send them immediately to users, and then open the survey link in another app on their phone.

68

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 startup that’s making it easier for users to supercharge their mobile devices by pairing them with high-performance wireless chargers. Its 10K program is now open for sign-ups.

68

A company that helps people hunt for and find the right home for them. The B2B business takes a more detailed look into the details of a home’s design and location, while the B2C service takes a more granular approach to the home’s amenities and location.

68

A group of engineers is building a Cloud-based service that wants to help companies with internal and external security. It’s designed for companies to manage their security operations and provide a single place for customers to get in touch with their security teams.

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A startup that provides a set of tools for designers to create their own custom-designed clothes. The company uses a 3D printer to produce knit fabrics.

67

A solution for companies to streamline the billing process for their customers. Avastas has signed up 20 customers in the past month, including one of the 10 largest banks in the US.

67

A cloud-based phone system for companies. It’s designed to be a suite of tools that works with the other tools the company already has in place, including a phone, PBX and computer system.

67

A tool designed to help remove the complexity of planning and managing your next vacation

67

Blockchain capital management for SMBs, designed to help them access capital from banks.

67

A toolset for managing the design process of a single website, allowing multiple designers to work on a single site together

67

A healthcare company that has designed a device to use a smartphone’s camera to detect tumors

67

A company that provides sign-language interpreters for the deaf

66

An AI tool that helps teams design their next product. The startup’s first product is the “customer journey” creation tool. It aims to speed up the product design process by automating the creation of user journeys.

66

A product design studio that helps brands create more appealing products. They’re currently focused on a few brands, but plan to branch out.

66

A software company that helps creative teams work faster by way of music and sound design.

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 kind of recruiting site that’s much more personalized. It’s designed to be a social recruiting platform, but with a focus on “the right person for the right job”.

66

A product management platform for agencies, developers, and designers that helps companies plan, identify, prioritize, and integrate features for their software applications.

66

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

65

A company that’s building an online platform for remote teams of people to collaborate remotely, and has already signed up with a dozen companies.

65

A company that makes custom-designed pens that attach to a USB thumb drive. The startup looks to disrupt the $1.3 billion market for replacement pens.

65

A company that helps small businesses create marketing collateral without using their own design team

65

A startup for freelance designers, meant to help them find work, keep track of their clients and spend less time doing administrative tasks.

65

A tool for designers and developers to build games from scratch.

64

A tool for helping small companies get loans from banks by simply signing a power of attorney. The startup wants to use its existing network of over 1,000 lending partners to make this happen.

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This SaaS company helps doctors and patients collaborate on medical records. The founders are also building a medical device to connect a patient’s vital signs to medical professionals.

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This is an in-house survey tool for customer feedback. It’s designed to help companies gather feedback from their own employees to help them improve their products.

63

This startup is building a mobile platform for remote workers. The platform is designed to make it easy for remote workers to manage their work process and be more productive.

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A brand new CRM product from Capital One, which boasts a product team of two people. The product is designed to help small businesses manage their customer relationship management, with a focus on helping businesses handle financial transactions and invoicing.

62

A La Carte is a service that connects companies with independent contractors, and allows them to earn extra income via their own websites. They say that in the past few years they’ve signed up over 500 businesses in the Greater Boston area, earning over $2 million in additional revenue, and have scaled their operations to 3,800 independent contractors.

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

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A $100 credit card designed for students who want to pay down debt.

62

A startup that offers ad-free and censored content, designed for countries with strict internet censorship regimes.

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The company’s purpose is to help finance businesses manage their payrolls. They’ve already signed up over 17,000 companies across the US.

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A chatbot that integrates with your email and helps you manage your inbox. The chatbot is designed to be able to answer questions about email and work.

62

A group of technology companies that are building a “novel” way for companies to track the progress of their products through the design process.

61

A platform to help users and businesses build and share digital products with a team of developers, designers, and marketers.

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A tool for optimizing product designs for ease of manufacturing.

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A tool for designers that helps them quickly create mockups of their work, and allows them to embed other relevant apps, like their website’s login screen, directly into the mockup.

61

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

60

A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

60

A startup that’s building a C++ library that allows hardware designs to be shared on GitHub. The company’s CEO says that the concept is similar to the Arduino open source hardware platform.

60

Canvas is a new type of digital canvas for creating digital objects. Users can create a design or pattern using images and use it as a template for an object. It has four different types of canvas with different features, and the startup says it will be releasing another in the future.

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A startup that provides a “digital home” where someone can design and build a custom home online, and then have it shipped to them. The startup creates a 3D model of the house, and then puts it into a CAD program, which allows them to directly see the design, and put in every detail.

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A startup that provides professional services for marketing, design, and technology to brands that want to set up their own online storefronts.

60

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

59

A game a la “Whack-a-mole” that’s designed to help people get out of their own way. It’s designed to help people get past their own limitations to help them focus on the things that matter most in their lives.

59

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.

59

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

59

A company that designs, manufactures, and sells wireless sensors that can be used to detect motion, temperature, and moisture in homes and offices.

59

A cryptocurrency wallet with a brand-new design.

58

A team of designers and engineers building a digital prototype for a custom-built laser cutter. The team is building the product as a way to fund the research of a laser cutter they hope to build themselves.

58

A visual product design tool that helps users create their own Web/mobile apps in minutes.

58

The company is building a tool for veterans, designed to make the process of applying for benefits easier.

57

A tool for creating virtual reality experiences that lets VR creators focus on the design rather than the implementation.

57

The company is developing an AI platform that uses machine learning to provide on-demand video content for brands. The platform is designed to help marketers better understand their customers and find opportunities to engage them.

57

Help large companies save money on marketing campaigns by letting them create their own micro-websites on the Shopify platform, with custom-designed pages and a store location.

57

Clink is a marketplace app designed to help people find a ride from destination to destination in a more efficient, inexpensive manner.

57

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

56

A micro-app that helps teachers (and students) create and share lessons online. Zoono is currently in private beta, and is designed to help you teach, review, and grade lessons more efficiently by providing a single platform.

56

A platform for the self-employed that automates their payroll process, so they can spend more time doing what they love. It’s a great story about how an app is designed to solve an employee’s problem, but can also be built with their customers in mind.

56

A startup that lets people order a custom-designed paper or canvas print of their daily life.

56

A startup that helps employers and HR departments manage the hiring process and recruitment. They’ve raised $1.2 million to date, and their 10-person team has already signed on to work with 500 startups.

56

An online platform for people to sell and buy their own cars. The company has already sold over $200,000 worth of vehicles, and has signed up over 400 sellers.

55

A tool for designers to get more out of their creative process, by letting them “mix, match, and remix” colors and patterns in their Photoshop library in order to create new looks.

55

A software company that wants to help the legal profession connect with attorneys across the country. The company’s founder says they’ve already signed up over 2,000 lawyers and are working on a nationwide expansion.

55

This startup is building a professional marketplace for graphic designers and other creative professionals

55

The company is building a single-sign-on tool for small and medium-sized enterprises, helping them manage multiple logins for different services.

55

Koku is a tool for people to build their own subscription-based service. Koku is meant to be a one-stop shop for all of a person’s subscription needs, with a toolset designed for ease of use. The startup is a Y Combinator company, and has over 200,000 users and is profitable.

54

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.

54

A company that helps startups access tools and templates for Design Thinking.

54

A platform that allows brands to design packages for retailers to sell. The company wants to be a one-stop shop for e-commerce fulfillment.

54

A startup that builds digital signboards that show up on Google Maps

54

A company that offers product-design services to local businesses.

54

A platform that connects a marketer’s email list with their website’s email opt-in form, allowing users to automatically sign up for emails when they arrive on the website.

54

A cloud-based service designed to help teams manage their data and ensure compliance.

53

A tool that lets software developers build mobile apps without writing code. You’ll create your app design and then the software does the rest.

53

A web-based product-design platform that helps companies design their products directly from their product teams.

53

A startup that wants to be the Amazon for home services, making it easier for customers to buy a service without having to rely on a retail retailer. The company has already signed up a number of local hardware stores.

51

A software company that provides a platform to allow employees to submit professional development suggestions that are then implemented as part of a company’s onboarding process. The startup has signed on 5 companies and is profitable.

51

A platform that will allow users to access their credit scores and other financial information, whether or not they’re currently signed up with a bank.

51

This company is working on a game that is played with a custom-designed physics engine.

51

A company that wants to help underpaid fashion designers have control over their intellectual property.

51

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

51

A software platform that helps connect retailers with ecommerce platform designers and developers.

51

A B2B company that designs and builds prototypes for production companies.

50

A “uniquely-designed” home security system that’s supposed to be “very simple to install and use”. Its price is low, and it’s meant for smaller homes.

50

A platform that connects software developers, designers and marketers with companies who want to release a product or service.

50

A video conferencing platform that’s powered by the cloud and designed to work on all devices. It’s already integrated with Slack, allowing customers to schedule meetings from anywhere and get notifications when they’re available.

50

A mobile app that tracks the mileage a person drives on their car, for use in calculating miles per gallon taxes. The startup has signed up more than 300,000 drivers, and has just begun rolling out to more drivers in the UK.

50

A company that designs and produces tech-enabled wearables that allow users to connect with their body and health data

50

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.

50

A platform that connects freelancers and enterprises with digital labor, including web designers and content producers.

49

Shopping cart software designed for retailers who don’t have a large inventory. It’s targeted at mom-and-pop shops. The startup is in the early stages of building out its business.

49

An automated way for companies to build their own mobile applications. The startup’s founders say that it allows companies to create applications without having to hire developers or design them from scratch.

49

A SaaS platform designed for creating medallions for luxury cars.

48

A startup that’s developing a software platform that lets retailers design and sell customized products, like clothes and accessories, and then sell them via social media marketing.

48

A SaaS platform that connects people who own debt with people who want to pay it off. The company says it’s already signed up “a few hundred” users.

48

This startup helps brands sell branded handbags and accessories via consignment boutiques in Asia.

47

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.

47

This app is designed for people with mobility issues to schedule and manage their indoor activities. The startup wants to bring technology to a new market of people with mobility issues.

47

A startup that helps people focus on the most important part of a project: the design.

47

A platform that allows users to sign in to various apps, and then track and monitor their health and fitness through their device. The startup, which launched in 2017, is now in over 30 countries across the world and has over 100,000 members.

47

A tool for making mockups of websites, to make it easier for designers and developers to collaborate.

47

A fix for the “gig economy”, offering a comprehensive insurance package for independent workers. Their product is designed for the future and will work for any independent worker, anywhere in the world.

47

A dashboard for enterprise organizations to better understand the impact of their products, and how to make them better. It’s a tool designed to help people understand how to build stronger products, and how to change their products to help them make more money.

47

This is a system for delivering healthcare services to remote regions. The mobile app helps healthcare providers manage their clinics, and the system is designed to help them hire and retain staff.

47

A tool that makes it easier for people to sign up for conferences, and track what they need to do in order to attend.

47

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

46

This is an app that aims to help people understand their credit score and how it can affect their future. “The app provides a user-friendly credit score calculator that is designed to give you a quick and easy understanding of your score. The calculator gives you a score based on your credit history and helps you understand how your credit score is calculated, how it will change, and what it means to you,” the company says.

46

This startup is building a way for teams to share and vote on designs and UI elements before a company puts money into getting it into production.

46

Canvas is a Y Combinator company that creates “smart” pillows that “take advantage of the unique wireless signals from your body to automatically adjust your sleep position”.

46

A startup that will make it easier for companies to take their vacation time. Founders say it’s designed to be a more affordable alternative to the likes of Voyageur, which charges $50 for the service and $99 per person.

46

A company that designs and manufactures 3D printed medical devices. The startup wants to build a device that helps the blind navigate and helps the visually impaired to see better. It’s working with an area hospital and hopes to have a product out this year.

46

A platform that connects freelance graphic designers with businesses who want to create logos and other graphics.

46

This company is designing a tool for healthcare professionals to make it easier to manage and track patients’ health information.

46

A startup that helps designers and developers build custom plugins for their sites.

46

A startup that makes a medical device for monitoring vital signs and connecting to an app. The startup aims to save lives by simplifying and automating the processes that are often done by nurses.

46

Blackbox is building a user dashboard for the design and operations of data centers, taking a “security first” approach to the process.

46

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.

45

A startup that wants to help designers build out physical prototypes for their apps, giving them a way to interact with features and functionality of their designs with a few clicks

45

The company is creating a new model for live-streaming video, designed for companies and clients to create live broadcasts at their own pace.

45

A social network designed to help people make friends with those from different cultures, which works as a matchmaking service for travelers.

45

A platform designed to help small businesses with specialized needs, such as farming, travel, or restaurants.

45

A company developing a wireless, easy-to-install smart lock for houses. The product is designed to work with both traditional deadbolts and smart locks.

44

Build a platform for web designers to work with designers and engineers to build websites that are responsive to mobile devices.

43

A platform that provides a way for designers to build HTML5 websites with no coding knowledge.

43

A startup focused on virtual reality and augmented reality wants to make it easier to create and share 3D models on the web, allowing designers to upload their 3D models into its platform for sharing and collaboration.

43

A community of freelance designers with an emphasis on high-end products like furniture, ready-to-wear, and toys.

43

a global digital health company. The company’s platform is designed to convert health data into insights that can be used to improve health outcomes.

43

A company that builds an app to help companies manage the design and build of their websites, including features like site-wide updates.

43

A small team of developers and designers are building a simple, yet comprehensive, social network for everyone.

43

A platform designed to help startups with the process of finding and hiring talent.

42

A shop where you can buy custom-designed fashion. It comes from a team that worked on the biggest startups in the fashion industry, including Rachel Zoe, Rag & Bone, and Tory Burch.

42

A platform that aims to make it easier to design and manage digital product and content experiences. An open-source platform that allows anyone to design a product and provide the necessary feedback to friends and followers. The startup is seeking to build on the work of other Open Platforms like Brave, or Pivotal, or Path.

42

OurLive is a startup that wants to become a series of live events that you sign up for and can attend virtually.

42

The online platform for signing up for U.S. green cards.

42

This startup is building an app that helps creative professionals manage their network, including connecting them with designers and engineers.

42

A startup for freelance designers that takes sticker prices and eliminates the middleman.

41

This startup aims to help companies build custom-designed tools for internal use with a simple, visual UI.

41

A SaaS that helps merchants personalize their customer experience in the checkout process. The startup wants to design a checkout experience that's “like using a personal stylist”.

41

A platform to help people learn to code, design and build websites, and mobile apps.

41

Builds a “design-as-code” tool for product development.

41

A recruiting platform for tech-related positions, which they say is “designed for professionals with a track record of building technology-driven products”.

41

A platform that lets people shop for health insurance without worrying about whether they’ll sign up for the coverage they want.

41

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

41

A startup that’s designing a better way to consume, share, and store video.

41

A platform designed for the non-technical employee to communicate with their managers.

41

A billing service for B2B companies that’s designed to be simple, easy to use, and inexpensive.

41

A company that sells custom-made T-shirts for its customers, and has partnered with a number of companies like Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Tapatalk to offer exclusive designs.

40

This startup is building an online platform for freelance designers to find clients and charge clients for their services.

40

A team of digital marketing and design professionals to help companies create video content for social media, website, email, and any other product-related content.

40

A “a mobile app for anyone who wants to become an artist”, designed for “artists who have previously been turned down by art schools” to help them learn to draw.

40

A tool to make it easier for freelance designers to create more consistent work.

40

A software platform that allows IT to design and develop, then automate the whole process.

40

A two-sided marketplace for ads, designed specifically for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and backed by Y Combinator. The platform will allow publishers and advertisers to sell digital advertising at an auction, then use smart contracts to facilitate payment.

39

 This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.

39

A tool for paying contractors on a monthly basis, designed to be simple and easy to use for small businesses.

39

A design and data platform for the modern retail market. The startup has raised $11 million to date and has signed up 1,200 customers.

39

A digital sign-in for survey respondents. The startup wants to let people sign up through a website in order to get paid.

38

A company that offers a tool to help users with depression and anxiety make better decisions. The company’s biofeedback tool can help users understand their brainwaves, moods, and other patterns that signal when a decision is best, and when they should stop or change.

38

A digital platform for training and mentorship, founded by user-experience designers. A platform to foster a community of designers, technical writers, and marketers who share their expertise.

38

A platform that provides a sophisticated, scalable, and easy-to-use business intelligence platform designed for businesses of all types.

38

A social network for mobile app developers. The startup wants to make it easy for developers to create and design their apps.

38

A platform for building digital signage for retail and hospitality.

37

A platform designed to allow small businesses to have more control over their data, allowing them to better manage their brand, and better target their customers.

37

A new version of the popular private messaging app for Android, to be released in early 2018. It will have new features and a re-designed interface, and will allow people to purchase and download stickers and other content from the company’s partners.

37

A tool to help people make and sell their own physical products online, particularly since they’ve already gone through the work of designing them.

37

A tool designed for insurance adjusters to manage claims and automate the process of getting a home inspection.

36

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

36

A online marketplace for graphic designers and freelancers offering creative services and access to a community of experts.

35

A product designed to make it easier for small businesses to buy products online. It’s currently a free product, with plans starting at $10 per month.

34

A platform for curating and distributing mobile games. The startup is focused on games that are designed for touchscreens, though they reference other platforms, such as Facebook’s Messenger and Apple’s iMessage.

34

A platform for people to shop, share, and rate products using Internet of Things devices as a signal.

34

A company that conducts “design-thinking” workshops to help people with design-based problems and challenges.

34

A startup that makes physical badges that let people sign in to apps.

34

Founded by a former Google executive, the company is looking to bring AI to the design business. The startup’s first product is a tool that helps designers prototype a product with a drawing tool.

33

A tool helps auto manufacturers create highly efficient car designs. It can review thousands of designs, pick out ones that are more efficient, and make suggestions to manufacturers to try.

33

A platform to let consumers connect with the right people and businesses for their needs, and then to take advantage of the discounts and services that are available. The startup is building a "social commerce" platform, designed to make “bid-for-deals” a thing that users want and businesses want.

33

 A new kind of e-banking system for Latin America, which is designed to improve the experience of active bank customers. The company plans to launch in Brazil in the next few months and expand thereafter.

32

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, this startup is building an online marketplace for freelance designers to get paid for their work.

32

A Google-designed browser that makes everything on the web searchable.

32

A one-stop shop for designer brands to offer their products through a subscription box service. It costs $35 monthly, with a commitment of 3 months.

32

A software-as-a-service platform that allows companies to send automated payments to contractors, freelancers and consultants. Work Hub is designed to help B2B companies with the complexity of payment processing.

32

A computer-aided design app with an emphasis on the “2D” side of things. The startup is looking to do two things: first, it’s trying to “democratize” design, a notoriously expensive and time-intensive process, by helping people do their own designs. Secondly, it takes some of the things people do on their own and turns them into a “compelling product”.

32

A platform for hiring remote engineers and designers, with a focus on software engineers and designers.

31

The startup is building a library for designers and developers to share designs, and is looking to sell the designs for businesses to use.

31

A startup that’s working to bring mobile-first design to the web. The company’s founder says that on desktop, responsive websites are too complex and hard to work with. On mobile, the opposite is true: sites are too simple and often hard to use. Sway is working to change that with a product that uses all the same features on mobile as it does on desktop.

31

A tool that helps designers build widgets and apps for e-commerce platforms.

31

One of the winners of the YC Engineer Day, providing a service to help companies automate their user onboarding process, making it easier for them to onboard users without needing to manually create a signup flow.

31

A platform for crowd-sourcing ideas and designs, where users can create mockups of their idea and give it to others to vote on.

31

This startup is building a tool that lets a user take photos, add lines, and then a designer can come in and polish the design.

30

This startup, based in the US, is building a way to connect brands and their customers. The company’s co-founder says they’ve already had over 1,000 customers sign up.

30

A platform for hiring freelance developers and designers.

30

A wristband that tracks sleep and activity, and is designed to help people with sleep apnea.

30

A digital health platform that allows users to access their medical records, including a doctor’s notes and lab results, with or without a doctor's signature. Users can manage all of their medications from a single integrated platform. The company has raised $12 million.

29

A way to build a crowd-sourced marketplace of the best designers.

29

A platform for storing and sharing user-generated content, designed for use with Twitch and YouTube.

29

This startup is trying to make web design a “safer” profession by lowering the drop out rate.

29

A product design platform for retailers in the MENA region. The company wants to build a tool that helps offline retailers to design and launch their own online stores.

29

A meeting scheduling tool designed to make it as easy as possible for meetings to be scheduled.

29

A team management app for the engineering and design teams at a SaaS company.

29

The startup is looking to build a “messaging platform for restaurants” designed to simplify restaurant communication. The platform would allow customers to share photos of their meals with each other, and track the progress of those meals through their restaurants.

28

A company that’s building a tool for hiring freelance web designers across the U.S.

28

A web and mobile platform for quick, simple content management. The platform is built on the company’s main product, Stream. The startup says they have 13,000 publishers signed up.

28

A tool that helps users create their own custom-built fonts with the company’s custom font editor. The startup aims to remove the need to have a designer build fonts for an application or website by allowing users to build their own instead.

28

A platform that brings medical students and doctors together for consultations via video calls. The company says it has more than a thousand doctors signed on, and that in its first six months it had $300,000 in revenue.

27

A company that hopes to bring a new type of wireless router to market with a design that makes it easy to keep up with mobile devices and handle more traffic.

27

A mobile app that helps people understand their personal relationships with debt. The app is designed to help people understand their relationship with debt and make decisions about how to manage it.

27

A crowdsourced design tool that uses user feedback to iterate on the design of a product.

27

Elevate gives businesses a way to sell subscriptions to their services, and the startup has already signed up 4,000 users in 40 different countries.

26

A startup that helps businesses manage their payments and invoices, which the founders say is significantly more effective than spreadsheets. It aims to be a full-stack solution for companies in need of a better way to manage their accounts receivable.

26

A free SaaS service to help build a brand. Independent artists can use the app to generate custom content to promote their work, and publishers can use it to sell books and merchandise. The app is designed to be simple and intuitive.

26

A startup that wants to give people the same ability to browse and shop for food that they have in the US. It’s designed specifically for Indian consumers who don’t have a bank account.

25

A company that takes your design, draws it on a screen, and then 3D prints it.

25

A platform that allows a designer to prototype digital products for brands before the actual design is done

25

This company is working on using AI and data to customize pricing for businesses. The founders say they’ve already signed up hundreds of businesses, and are looking to roll out an API and dashboard soon.

25

An enterprise-focused Slack alternative, with focus on teams that need to collaborate. The company has also been expanding into other areas like marketing, design, engineering, and other business functions.

25

A cloud-based database of student loan debt for people to search, with a sign-up required to see data. The company also has a personal debt management product.

25

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.

24

A tool with a simple design that helps organizations and software developers build and manage their websites. It’s focused on small-to-medium businesses.

24

A product designed for students and young professionals, where one can send a request for a meeting, and the other can respond with a time and place. The company was founded in March, and is working on a handful of deals in Silicon Valley for the product.

24

In the past year, the startup has signed up over one million users and is now working on an enterprise version for larger companies.

24

 A custom cryptocurrency that’s being built by a former Coinbase employee. The startup is building a cryptocurrency for which no mining is required – a codebase that’s designed to be more decentralized.

24

This startup is building an app that sends a smart message to your employer when you leave your desk. It’s designed to remind companies of their hiring rules, but it could also be useful for workers to avoid calling out sick.

23

A content marketing service for fashion brands; it helps designers and retailers create custom content to promote their brands and products.

22

A platform for renting kidney donors. The company’s CEO says it has signed up over 100 patients and has started to offer discounted rates to those that pre-order and complete the process first.

22

A startup for freelance designers and developers

21

A platform that helps hospitals and labs design and manage patient schedules. They’re looking to bring together patients, doctors, and other healthcare professionals to improve care.

21

A visual programming language designed for chip design, intended to allow engineers to quickly prototype and visualize their designs.

21

A toolkit for managers to help them understand and talk about the problems that their employees are having. The toolkit is designed to help managers understand their employees better and fix problems faster.

20

An online marketplace for creative professionals. The company focuses on product photography, videography, and design.

20

A free, open-source portfolio app for designers.

20

A digital platform designed to help low-income families gain access to credit.

20

A company that’s building a browser extension so users can automatically sign up for credit card promotions, using the credit cards they already own.

20

A web-based tool that connects customers with freelance professionals for a variety of tasks, ranging from website development to graphic design to transcription.

19

The startup founded by a former General Electric executive, wants to use AI and a custom-designed nanotechnology solution to make drinking water taste better.

19

A way to get food delivered from the market to your doorstep. Founder Josh Wilson says he’s already signed a deal with a local deli to deliver.

19

A Skype-like video calling app for group chats, designed for small teams.

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19

This company wants to help companies get more involved in the design and development of their products. They’ve built a platform that helps customers build and build their product.

19

An online marketplace for freelancers to buy and sell services (web design, photo editing, etc.)

18

This API lets designers create and embed online maps and maps inside their apps.

17

A smartphone that’s meant to be an all-in-one computer, with an operating system that’s focused on productivity and responsive design.

16

A digital platform for designers to sell their work to customers, with most of the revenue coming from a subscription model.

16

A startup that helps you learn how to do things like sign a contract, write a thesis, and fundraise on Kickstarter.

16

The California-based company, which previously had raised $16 million, is selling custom-designed power banks, which are basically portable chargers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. The company is selling them through its website but is also looking to partner with retailers to sell them in their brick-and-mortar stores.

16

A web-based service for buying and selling designer clothes and accessories on the web. The company’s CEO says the site has grown to 2.5 million monthly users and $20 million in annual revenue.

16

A medical transcription app designed to help doctors communicate more effectively with patients.

15

A startup that lets you make custom designs for e-commerce products, with automation and inventory management tools.

15

A shared-carshare service for businesses. Coworkers sign up as users, put in their credit card info, and have access to a car. The company wants to allow businesses to give employees the ability to rent a car at a discounted price.

15

A meeting scheduler for small businesses. It’s designed to be easy to use for simple scheduling, and free for five people. The founders say that they’ve got customers in the Bay area, and plans to expand to the East Coast in the next year.

15

This startup is building an online marketplace for building and selling custom-designed 3D printed products. The company has raised over $1m so far, and has its own 3D printer.

15

New startup that generates and sells 3D models of buildings for architects and designers to use.

15

A startup that helps manufacturers of air fresheners, air purifiers, and air purifying devices scale their operations. The startup creates software that automates the design of these products for overseas manufacturers, allowing them to keep costs down.

15

A freelance freelance marketplace for designers and developers.

15

 A CNC milling machine for 3D printing that has a heated build plate, a 3D printer kit, and a software program for designing and controlling the machine directly from your computer.

14

A student loan management app, designed to make the process of paying off student loans simpler.

14

3D printers designed specifically to work with medical devices.

14

The startup has built a software platform that lets its customers create, manage, and publish road-side signs in multiple languages. The company, which was founded in 2012, has raised $4.5 million in funding, including a $1.5 million investment from Digital Garage in August 2017.

14

A startup that’s building a more private messaging service based on the popular Signal protocol for secure messaging.

14

A wireless charger, designed to work on any flat surface, for any phone.

14

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

13

A mobile app designed to allow teachers to pair student collaboration tools with social media.

13

A software platform meant to help power the next generation of digital signage.

13

Real estate startup that wants to help landlords put their buildings on the MLS, reduce the number of agent calls they get, and automate their signups.

12

A platform that connects you to a network of freelance designers and developers to create a product for you. The company also works with your team to provide you with a product roadmap and a recommended development timeline.

12

A startup for designers and developers to buy and sell development services in bulk.

12

The company is building a platform that allows customers to place orders for products like laundry detergent and laundry dryers without an account. They allow customers to sign up with their email address and save shipping information, and then they can order products at their convenience.

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A platform that allows anyone to build a website, designed to save cost and time for startups.

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A platform for meal-kit delivery designed to eliminate the “kitchen limbo” where people lose track of how much is left in the fridge and need to go buy more. It streamlines the process of sending the meal components to the client, then doing the cooking for the client and keeping track of when it needs to be delivered.

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A startup for meeting new people and finding friends. The app is designed to make it easier for people to make new friends, and to find people with similar interests.

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A company that helps artists and designers build and manage their online presences and businesses.

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A new twist on the “impulse” product. The startup is developing a way for brands to send their customers impulse-buy items, which usually require some sort of sign-up.

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A personalized credit card design. The startup helps users pick a card design, receive it in the mail, and start using it.

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A DIY office design platform for architects, builders, and designers.

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The idea is that a user builds a profile of pre-made designs for their logo that they can then sell or share with other users who can purchase them. The startup is focused on the design industry, and allows you to buy and sell your own designs.

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The product of the Design Accelerator, this startup is building a tool to help people visualize their finances.

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A platform that connects employers with web designers and developers who can help them build websites and mobile apps.

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A software platform that helps you collect all of the information on your apps, and design a software solution that works best for your business.

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A startup that wants to make it easy to make furniture with 3D printing. A woodworker or designer can go to their website and select a model, upload their CAD files, and in just a few hours they’ll get a 3D-printed version of their design.

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LendingClub is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company that aims to cut out the middleman lending market by allowing borrowers to connect with each other directly. The company’s P2P model is based on an algorithm designed to match borrowers with lenders. P2P loans were responsible for $2.7 billion in loans in 2017.

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The startup is building an open-source library of all the design patterns, languages, and paradigms that make up the internet. This will serve as a foundation for the internet of things.

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An online marketplace for digital products and services, and a social platform for artists and designers to sell their work.

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A product that helps companies automate the process of signing up new employees. Currently the app signed up the team behind the globally popular app Ima Robot.

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A startup that builds printers that are designed to look like plants, with wood grain and other organic details.

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This startup is building a tool that designates specific parts of an app as “core”, “intermediate”, or “non-core”, which helps developers prioritize work and makes it easier to switch to a different language.

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A studio based in Australia that wants to use its expertise in motion design to help brands create new products, both physical and digital.

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A tool for designers to create interactive visualizations in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional software.

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A platform designed to help businesses manage employees via integrations with other popular workplace tools like Slack, Asana, and Confluence. It also offers 30+ support agents to help businesses with problems.

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

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A B2B software company that helps hardware manufacturers and distributors sell to retail stores. The company’s founders say that in the past year it’s already signed and closed on 125 deals and has more in the pipeline.

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A startup that allows people with intellectual property rights to more easily sell their designs to manufacturers.

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A business-to-business marketplace connecting companies with professional designers for work on copy, imagery, logos, websites, and branding.

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A startup that helps you design your home by giving you access to 3D models, walkthroughs, and virtual tours of homes on the market.

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A company that helps companies track and manage health and safety in the workplace. The startup is designed to be cheap, cheap, cheap.

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A startup that allows businesses to hire freelance graphic designers from their Slack channels, who can pull from a pool of designers on demand.

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This startup is building a chatbot that can help you map out your home renovation or design project. It's available in English and Spanish.

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A decentralized network of health and medical devices that can connect to each other to streamline health data gathering and data sharing. The network is designed to be a completely decentralized, non-profit network, and is currently in talks with the NHS.

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A platform that helps designers collaborate with multiple people on one project

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A platform that helps small businesses get into marketplaces like Airbnb and Airbnb for Business. The startup says it has already signed up over 100 companies.

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A startup that makes accurate, high-resolution 3D models of the things in the world. The company charges designers and architects in-person visits in which they can see prototypes in person and get one-on-one feedback.

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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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Idea: this is a design tool to help businesses automate and streamline their customer support processes

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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 web-based service designed to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money. It charges a nominal annual fee for the service.

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A startup that wants to allow companies to target marketing programs to specific visits on websites. The startup, which was founded in December, has already signed up over 200 customers including Pinterest, Dailymotion, and Instagram.

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3D scanning of objects, with a database for maintaining 3D models. With the help of the database, the company wants to build applications for things like digital signage, construction, art, and even retail.

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A messaging and referral app designed for healthcare and medical professionals. It’s a sort of Yelp for the healthcare industry, helping patients find nearby doctors and other medical services.

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A community of “bouts”, designed to help people get in shape.

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A company focused on helping clients with growing their presence in Asia. Its app helps people navigate Asia’s credit card market, which is significantly different from the US market.

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The startup has developed an app that helps people find independent contractors for tasks like writing, editing, or graphic design.

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A business designed to help musicians market their music and manage it across the web. It’s a unique approach, but the founders say that they’re already working with over 150 artists.

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A startup that sells clothes designed by students of fashion schools and helps them get exposure and eventually graduate from design school

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A startup that sells a product that helps people find a home based on their astrological sign

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A startup that is a marketplace for furniture that is designed by students of architecture school

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A startup that is a service for businesses to hire young people from poor countries to do web design and website maintenance

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Idea: A place for people to share their work and receive feedback from other designers

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Idea: A way to see the world through the eyes of a designer

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Idea: Design-first API for non-developers

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Idea: Improve the UX of website signup forms

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Idea: A tool for building serverless applications, but with a twist: it’s designed to make it easier to write serverless applications that are also APIs

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Idea: A startup that provides feedback on your website’s design

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Idea: A startup for the creative community to buy and sell design content from the world’s best designers

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Idea: A startup that provides a platform for companies to sell gift cards to employees, allowing employees to buy gifts for their loved ones and get back to work The company says they’ve signed up over 60 companies to use their platform

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Idea: A startup that wants to connect freelancers with large companies The company says it has a “sizable pipeline” of customers and has already signed up its first paying client, a “large financial services company”

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Idea: Another B2B startup that helps manufacturers manage their supply chains in Asia The startup wants to help people in the US find more specialized manufacturers in China, and claims to have a signed contract with a Fortune 500 company

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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 team of engineers have built a product that lets homeowners control their home’s lights, AC, and thermostat via a smartphone — without the need for smart locks. They’re pitching the product as a way to bring smart home technology to more people, and without the need for a significant investment.

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Idea: A startup designed to help businesses with their strategy, marketing, and organization. It’s currently free to use.

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Idea: A ‘gig economy’ labor marketplace for graphic designers. The startup says it’s growing 1,000% month-over-month, and has already sold $3,000 a week in design work.

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Idea: A startup that’s built a quick-and-dirty tool for people who are creating a business plan, designed to help them connect the dots and make sure their numbers are solid.

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Idea: A startup designed to help people in India pay their taxes online. The company charges one-time fees for setting up a company in India, and then charges users $1 per month to file their taxes.

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Idea: A desktop software platform that helps companies design and build enterprise apps. The startup’s first customer is a large construction company, and it’s currently building a SaaS product that helps developers quickly build enterprise apps.

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Idea: A startup that wants to help people who work from home manage the logistical and administrative side of it. The platform, which launched its beta in May, has already signed up hundreds of users.

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Idea: A company that makes a smart fork for people that are trying to lose weight. The fork vibrates when you overeat, sending a signal to the brain that you’re full.

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Idea: This startup wants to make it easier for people to get matched up with local experts like doctors or lawyers. It currently has 2,200 experts signed up, and is charging $45/hr for up to five hours of work.

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Idea: A platform that allows people to create digital portfolios for their work. The startup wants to help designers and artists build personal brands.

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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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A startup for freelance designers. The startup has plans to expand to include a wider variety of creative services including programming, video and audio production and web design.

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Idea: A startup helping businesses in emerging markets manage inventory and orders using a mobile app and a desktop dashboard. The founders say they’ve already signed more than 50 customers in the past month (and have been accepted to Y Combinator,) and that the business has been profitable since it launched at the end of May.

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A platform to help people and businesses spend less time managing their money and more time on things they enjoy. The startup provides money management tools that are designed to be easy to use and interpret.

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A startup that’s built a suite of tools to help companies design their own products. The startup says it’s received $2.5 million

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A startup that provides a service that helps people find a plumber or an electrician or a mason or a painter or an interior designer

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 A startup that makes a custom-designed and usable 3D printer

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