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A startup offers a platform for small businesses to rent private offices and conference rooms to employees who work remotely.

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A startup that wants to use AI to help small businesses find the right workers by matching them to the right jobs.

479

A small business marketing strategy and planning tool that lets small businesses measure their marketing performance across all channels. It started by focusing on social media and has expanded to include web traffic and content marketing, email marketing, and paid search.

265

A startup to find and buy used furniture, which makes the process easier for both buyers and sellers. The company is currently in beta, with the site having been live on a small scale for just over a year.

183

A tool for small businesses to manage and track their inventory and orders.

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is a platform that allows users to buy, sell, and trade gift cards for a small fee.

160

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

156

A startup that creates a directory of local home repair experts so people can find someone to do small home repairs

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

129

A new startup that wants to make the world’s smallest USB hub, allowing users to plug in multiple USB devices (keyboards, monitors, etc) into a single port

126

A startup that helps people who want to move to a smaller house

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A startup that helps small businesses with their insurance needs. The startup is built on the backbone of a large insurance company and offers an online platform to protect small businesses from cyber risks and cyber thefts.

123

A small business insurance company.

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A real estate platform for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to buy and sell real estate.

118

A startup that helps small businesses take advantage of a new type of insurance: self-funded insurance.

113

A digital product that helps small businesses pay their rent with ease.

111

Idea: A startup that aims to help small business owners get more leads by offering a solution to automate lead generation.

110

A tool to make it easier for small businesses to find creative professionals in their neighborhood.

108

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

108

A crowdfunding platform specifically for beginner producers and small businesses.

104

A technology company that offers remote support for small businesses. It has the potential to impact millions of small businesses.

103

A startup that wants to help small businesses open up their books to investors and banks. The startup says it’s already raised $3 million and has a team of 12 employees.

102

A digital lending library for small business owners.

101

A startup that builds tools to help developers build mobile apps for small businesses.

101

A startup that connects small business owners with a network of cleaning professionals

100

A startup that helps small businesses and individuals who are planning to start a business find resources

99

A startup that helps translate the product descriptions of small businesses into multiple languages

98

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.

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A startup that helps people who have bought a home and are moving in, and then helps them find a contractor to make small home improvements

97

A startup that helps small companies connect with the right people to bring their ideas to market

97

A product that helps small businesses create online marketing campaigns

96

A startup that allows small businesses to book appointments with their customer service agents

94

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

93

A toolset that helps small businesses receive updates from the government and other stakeholders in an organized and timely fashion.

92

This startup is building a “mobile-first” scheduling tool for small to mid-sized businesses.

91

A small payment processor that helps musicians get paid for their work.

90

A startup that provides marketing services for small businesses, with a focus on Facebook advertising.

90

A small business loan for entrepreneurs, with a focus on women

89

A B2B company building a way for people to manage their small business borrowing and lending.

89

A startup that is building a platform for onboarding new talent at small- and medium-sized businesses. The startup looks to make the hiring process much easier and more efficient by connecting employers with freelancers via an online marketplace.

87

This is an app meant to help small businesses write and sell articles on their website.

87

A system that lets small businesses and individuals buy and sell their used goods securely.

86

A SaaS-based accounting platform for small businesses.

85

A financial services startup that offers small business loans.

85

A tool that helps small e-commerce and SaaS companies find and manage vendors.

85

This startup is building an app that connects big companies with local small businesses in order to take advantage of the buying power of the millions of small business owners in the US.

84

A customer and supplier management software to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce costs and increase productivity.

83

A company that builds mobile apps for small businesses to offer services like food delivery, car delivery, and package delivery.

83

A startup that aims to replace a broken “payroll processing system” that hurts small businesses. The company was founded in September.

83

A startup that allows small businesses to sell their products online, and pay vendors with a digital wallet, and only with verified credit card.

83

A SaaS service that helps small businesses and churches manage their finances and bookkeeping and other accounting tasks.

83

A tool that helps small businesses connect with customers. The company’s founders say that the company’s users have saved over $500,000 by using the tool.

82

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

82

A micro-loan startup that helps small businesses get loans to cover inventory. The company, which was founded in May, says it has already closed $1.5 million.

82

A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to collect payments from their customers. The startup offers free accounts for small businesses and is looking to eventually offer a freemium model.

82

A startup for small businesses to access payment processing services.

82

A small, family-owned business that sells and installs windows and doors. The business doesn’t have a website, so they’re counting on this campaign to help them grow their business.

81

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

81

A warehouse service that can provide a complete solution for small businesses that need to store inventory, with a focus on fulfillment and shipping.

81

The digital version of a pest control service. The startup’s team is small but they’re growing fast. They’ve raised $1.2 million and are looking to expand into the Northeast and Midwest.

81

A credit card for small businesses. The startup wants to help small businesses get credit cards, but it’s not a credit card.

81

A platform for small business owners to manage the paperwork needed to start a company.

80

People who want to start a company but don’t know how to do so can learn to do it from this startup. They teach entrepreneurs how to raise small amounts of money, how to run a team, and how to keep track of their business.

80

A startup that will enable lenders to offer small business loans online.

80

An online marketplace that connects manufacturers with large-scale distributors. The marketplace is built on the idea that there are many manufacturing companies that want to do business with large companies, but are unable to do so because of their small size.

80

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

80

This is a solution to help small businesses manage their tax and financial obligations. Their platform is built on Slack, helping you bill, collect, and send payments to your customers, which can be done through a simple, intuitive interface.

80

Bizbuyers is a “social shopping platform” that links businesses with buyers. The company wants to be an “Amazon for small businesses”.

79

A digital platform for small-scale manufacturers, partnering with companies like Google and Intel, to produce and market their products.

79

This business is aiming to provide an easy way for small businesses to get money-back guarantees on products.

79

A company that helps small businesses buy and sell all their equipment in one place, avoiding the disadvantages of Craigslist and other marketplaces, with a process that’s automated and secure.

79

A startup that helps small businesses understand how to use social media to help them reach new customers

78

A platform for small businesses to sell their products online

78

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

78

A barter system for small businesses to facilitate trade with other small businesses.

78

 A company that provides a platform to connect small businesses to vendors, giving them a chance to expand their business without committing to a big purchase.

78

A SaaS accounting service focused on small businesses. It’s powered by Intuit’s QuickBooks enterprise software.

78

A customer relationship management (CRM) app for businesses, with a focus on small businesses. It also offers tools for developers to build integrations into their software.

78

A startup that goes after the 5 million small businesses that have yet to accept payments online. Their vision is to be able to “complete, manage, and reimburse small business invoices”.

78

 A company that integrates traditional and social media advertising, for smaller brands looking to do more with less.

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Helps small businesses bring their inventory and order management in-house.

78

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.

78

A project management platform for freelancers and small teams, asking people to “realize their potential”.

78

A search engine for small businesses with “no ads, no tracking, and no fake news.”

78

A startup that wants to “make the world a better place” by helping small farmers sell their crops for fair prices.

78

A B2B company that helps suppliers manage their orders, with a focus on small to medium-sized businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

78

A startup that creates a service where you can order a small box of items that would be a perfect gift for a friend or family member

77

A startup that helps small businesses gain trust with tools to increase security, privacy, and transparency

77

 A small startup backed by Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz is building a tool for pastors to share their sermons online.

77

A platform for lawyers to offer legal advice to small businesses, and help them with various legal issues.

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A platform that aims to solve the problem of small businesses having to create multiple email accounts for each new customer in order to reduce the risk of email spam.

77

A project management tool for people with small teams, meant to make it easier to track tasks and track progress.

77

A startup that’s building a way for small business owners to track and manage their financial data in one central location.

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A small batch manufacturing business meant to help customers get their hands on the newest, shiniest (and most expensive) gadgets the minute they’re released.

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

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A startup that offers an online shop to small businesses that allows them to manage their inventory and manage their orders.

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

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A company that wants to help small businesses find products that fit their needs.

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A company that helps small businesses and restaurants list and promote their restaurant on Yelp.

76

A B2B software platform (for the legal industry) for small businesses that helps them manage contracts and warranties, manage their legal teams, and access multiple legal systems.

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A startup that provides online freelance services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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A platform for creating individualized content in bulk. It helps small businesses create advertising campaigns through its machine learning based technology

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A platform for small businesses to manage inventory through a mobile app, similar to Square.

76

A startup that helps small-business owners and managers track and manage their expenses with a suite of easy to use tools

76

A company that helps small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) build their own Telco-like infrastructure.

76

A software company that helps companies with the tech-heavy job of finding and interviewing candidates. Clarity has a free version for small teams and a $4,000/month paid option, which it says has “well over 100 customers”.

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A payments company that offers a way for small businesses to pay for their own invoices. The founders say they’re aiming to replace “payroll” software.

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Helping small businesses by providing a platform for them to grow and scale.

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A startup that’s building a platform for small businesses to find and book their delivery drivers for their groceries, for delivery.

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A startup that helps small businesses get a loan at a traditional bank, at a lower rate.

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A tool for tracking expenses and invoices for small businesses.

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Work-at-home tech support for small businesses. The startup is based in the Bay Area and recently raised $3 million to expand internationally.

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Helps small business owners find the right talent, like accountants, lawyers and consultants. Things like word-of-mouth, LinkedIn, past client referrals and referrals from the company’s own customers are used to get business owners to the right talent.

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Small but growing business that helps retailers and restaurants get paid faster

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Localized and hand-curated content for small businesses, such as a website’s homepage, blog, and store.

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A tool that helps small businesses streamline their operations via a cloud-based tool with CRM and marketing automation. The startup wants to help companies set up their own platforms, which they claim can help save 15% to 40% of costs.

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This startup is building a tool that helps banks manage their exposure to lending to small business.

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A startup that helps small businesses create data and marketing plans that will be more effective and generate more revenue

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A startup that provides a platform where you can hire someone to help you with your small business (such as bookkeeping)

74

A startup that helps small businesses build their own custom calendars from a free, online template

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A platform for communication, collaboration and information sharing among small and medium-sized businesses.

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This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.

74

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

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A company that lets small businesses to automate their HR, from hiring to hiring to firing.

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In January 2018, Y Combinator announced that it was accepting applications for the 2018 batch. The 2018 batch is smaller than the 2017 batch, with only 25 companies accepted.

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A digital currency for small businesses, meant to provide a better shopping experience to users.

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 A company that helps small businesses manage their inventory using the cash flow and inventory data of a POS system.

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

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A platform that helps small businesses find financing to grow. The service is used by over 1,000 businesses in the US.

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A startup that provides a service where students can get help writing a thesis in exchange for a small review of the thesis once it’s written

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A company that wants to help manufacturers build smaller products, including sensors.

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A platform for managing the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, such as hiring and managing.

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A startup that helps small-business owners around the world get paid for the work they do — and then get paid again for the work they do on the side.

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A self-employed system that helps small businesses buy and sell products and services on the internet.

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A company that helps crews build and launch new apps without a lot of upfront capital. It’s launching with an app that helps small businesses with the software development process—from project definition to iteration on a prototype to launch.

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A platform for small businesses to create online communities that offer live and on-demand video and audio conferencing.

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A solution that allows small businesses to build and manage their own virtual teams. The startup aims to help companies build virtual teams that are more efficient and cost effective than traditional team management.

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A startup that makes it easy for small businesses to get the financing they need. Pure is a platform that helps businesses build a relationship with banks or credit unions, which can then make lending decisions on behalf of the business without requiring a formal loan.

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A company that allows owners of small kiosks, restaurants, cafes, and retail stores to sell their wares via a mobile app.

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A platform for small to medium size business owners to create a customized email marketing campaign that can be send to their customers.

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A platform that helps small businesses manage their coffee orders online. It’s free to use for customers, but the company hopes to make money by turning the system into a recurring subscription.

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A platform for developing mobile apps that connects clients with developers. They’re not looking to compete with big agencies, but trying to fill a gap between startups and agencies. They’re currently attracting interest from small businesses with a few employees who are looking for a way to get high-level visibility and technical support to manage the complexity of building apps.

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This is a loyalty platform for businesses, with a twist: users only get points for small purchases. The company claims it’s already profitable.

72

Software for small businesses to set up social media marketing campaigns

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A startup that helps small business owners get started in the insurance market. By creating a simple contract, it allows small startups to get a quote for insurance and get coverage within a few days.

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A cloud-based HR platform for small businesses that lets them manage their employee and contract employees all in one place.

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One of several startups that are building alternative work schedules that let people swap out their hours for the week. They all basically pair an employer with a local worker who can come in for extra hours in exchange for a small fee or a flat rate.

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A startup that brings the power of an “off-the-shelf” product like Uber or Airbnb to the small business owner. It makes the process of hosting, booking, and paying for a service as easy as booking a flight or an Uber.

72

A small team that wants to build a decentralized, public-blockchain-based accounting system that’s easy to use for small businesses in emerging markets.

72

A digital marketing platform for small businesses, pitched as a toolset to help companies reach their customers.

72

A company that wants to help you manage your network of colleagues, friends, and customers. The startup wants to build a smarter network of people to keep up with connections and build a community with. It plans to focus on small companies because they tend to have more existing relationships to build on, and are more likely to use social networks.

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A company that’s moving the power of the “internet of things” from the world of large manufacturing plants and factories to the world of small-scale manufacturing and manufacturing at home. The company is working with over 50 manufacturers to make it easier to connect their products to the Internet.

71

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

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A startup that wants to provide a platform for small companies to create and sell products and services on their own websites.

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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 lets shoppers bid on items to help them save money, and that charges a small fee for the service. The startup is mobile-first and only takes a small cut of profits.

71

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

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This company is a mobile-first CRM (customer relationship management) for small businesses with less than $100,000 in annual revenue.

71

A platform for small farmers that makes it easier for them to sell their crops online, with a cash-back guarantee.

71

Online platform that helps small businesses access business loans and credit cards from local banks. The startup has raised $2 million from a range of investors.

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The startup is looking to disrupt the $2.8 trillion consumer credit industry, which it says is ripe for disruption by building a better credit scoring system for micro and small businesses using data from a company called Credit Karma.

70

A platform to help small businesses get a mobile website.

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A bank account that the founders say is “like a personal investment account with 100x the transparency of other accounts and no fees.” The account is meant to be a savings account for small businesses or freelancers.

70

A platform to create a digital marketing and advertising agency for small business owners.

70

A software company that helps small businesses create a single integration hub with tools that can handle all the administrative tasks involved in setting up a business.

70

A chatbot to help with small talk and get to know people you’re meeting with in person.

70

A micro lending platform that helps small businesses in India access credit. It doesn’t charge interest, but charges a fee for the loans.

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A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

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A "small business marketplace" that helps small businesses sell to consumers through a web and app interface.

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An online retailer of small business supplies that's trying to take on Amazon. The company is based in Brazil, which is where they say 85% of small businesses are located.

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A “content marketing agency for small businesses.”

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

70

This is a startup that does marketing for small retailers, helping them take their business online.

70

A tool to help small businesses set up their own websites and build their marketing in just a few minutes.

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A cloud-based platform that helps small to mid-sized organizations with their e-commerce operations.

70

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

69

This startup has built a startup loan application service that offers loans to small businesses with less than $250,000 in annual revenue.

69

The startup is looking to help small businesses grow by connecting them with customers, and bringing them together.

69

This startup is building a mobile banking platform that will allow small business to accept payments from their customers easily through their SIM cards.

69

A platform that helps small business owners in India use their app to accept payments, and enables customers to pay with a couple of taps.

69

An enterprise-level CRM platform for small businesses to manage their customer relationships.

69

This startup wants to make it easy for small-business owners to sell their products and services through their social media channels.

69

A mini-storage startup that rents out small lockers, intended to be a more affordable alternative to larger storage units.

69

Startup #7 is a marketplace for student housing. The company aims to transform the student housing industry, which is currently dominated by a small number of large corporations.

69

Provides an SaaS platform for financing and investing. The company is currently targeting small business owners in the US.

69

The startup is a “first-of-its-kind” trading platform for trading the shares of small cap companies that don’t have a long history of trading.

69

A startup that provides software to help small business owners manage their inventory

68

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

68

A platform that helps small businesses find pet-friendly locations and protect against data breaches.

68

A startup that helps small business owners manage and grow their business across the internet by allowing them to create a virtual storefront, and tap into the expertise of other entrepreneurs.

68

A company that makes it easier for smaller businesses to get online by connecting them with a network of vendors and insights from the business community.

68

A startup that helps small businesses keep track of their finances. The company is an online invoice management system that helps companies manage invoices and costs more than $300 million in annual revenue.

68

An insurance startup that gives small businesses a way to buy insurance without the help of an agent.

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This startup is looking to make it easier for the millions of small businesses in the US to get bank loans.

68

A company that helps small businesses connect with insurers and other partners to manage their risk and reduce their costs.

68

A company that makes a printable device for measuring the distance between two objects. The product is a small, inexpensive laser point that can be attached to things like cell phones, cameras, and other devices.

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This company is building a service that helps small enterprises send and receive payments.

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A startup that wants to make your money work for you, without having to do the work yourself. The company’s first product is a small device that makes it easier for people to open their credit card accounts, and has plans to expand to other financial products like insurance.

68

This is a startup that wants to help small and medium-size companies connect with local communities. The company provides an online platform to help companies find local talent, and has a built-in business development tool to help build relationships between companies and local businesses.

68

This startup is building a tool to help small businesses quickly set up their own CRM systems by guiding them through the process.

68

A company that makes a small device that cools down the air in your car.

67

They are building a marketplace based on the idea of peer to peer lending, but aimed at small property loans (smaller than $5,000), and aimed at women.

67

A financial services platform for small businesses in the UK. It’s currently on a pilot with around 100 businesses.

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Startup that helps small businesses with up-to-date data on what people are saying about them online.

67

Creating a social network for small business owners. The business plan is to start with a $10/month subscription service and then build a full social network for small businesses.

67

A financial services startup that helps small businesses get loans. The company sends loan officers into the field to help small businesses get loans quickly and at low rates.

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This startup is building a network for the more than 60 million people who don’t have bank accounts — but are still expected to receive a loan, rent payments, or pay utility bills. As a result, they often don’t have access to the basic financial services they need. Envelope lets them become a platform for next-day payment, and offers payment-by-phone for small transactions.

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Zapier wants to help small businesses automate physical tasks using web tools. It’s currently in private beta with a few thousand users, and the startup is seeking to raise funding to grow it.

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

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A program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with their bookkeeping.

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A small business loan, based on factors like location, team, and amount of traffic. It also offers business owner coaching to help them grow their business.

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

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A startup to connect small businesses to freelancers using a marketplace

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A platform to help small businesses grow by offering them a complete marketing suite in a single product.

66

This company is building a toolset to help small businesses manage their online reputation.

66

Real estate software for small businesses and landlords. The platform helps landlords make their rental properties more efficient.

66

A platform that helps small businesses manage their finances by bringing together all their bank accounts and credit cards into one dashboard for employees, and for employees to request payments.

66

This credit card processor is trying to make small businesses feel more secure about their accounts.

66

A mobile-first bank focused on small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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An employee training platform, aimed at helping small businesses manage their employees with more efficiency.

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

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A startup that is building a “social to-do list” for small- to mid-sized businesses. The startup is currently working with 250 businesses in San Francisco, and plans to expand to other U.S. cities. It charges $20 per month for its platform.

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A “one-stop shop for all-in-one accounting and tax management”, with a web app and mobile app for self-employed individuals and small businesses.

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A startup that wants to be a one-stop shop for all your ecommerce needs. In concept, it’s a combination of Square’s small business tools and the Shopify app.

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The startup is building a tool to help startups get more visibility into their customers. The startup wants to use data to build a “scalable dashboard” that allows small and medium sized businesses to see all their social media data in one place.

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A startup that provides a service for helping people who are looking to hire contractors and small businesses to find the right one

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This startup is using mobile payments to help small businesses pay their vendors directly from their phones, reducing the need to invoice and avoid late payments.

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This is a SaaS startup that aims to help small businesses with their marketing and branding needs. The company says it has over 700 customers, with the majority of those customers coming from the tech industry.

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

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The startup is building a platform for event hosts. The app is aimed at small to medium size events, and includes features like group chat and live streaming.

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A software company that helps small businesses organize their finances online. They’re currently building a product for contractors.

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A small business loan marketplace for consumers.

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A startup that helps corporations collaborate with small businesses on their products. It helps companies identify and get to know potential partners, then helps them negotiate deals and move toward production.

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A startup that’s helping small businesses in the US automate payroll and create financial reporting with minimal cost. The company is now focusing on being a one-stop shop for small businesses.

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A startup that automates corporate retirement plan contributions for small businesses.

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A software-as-a-service platform that allows businesses to manage their financial resources like a small business.

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A customer relationship management app for small businesses

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A startup that provides a directory of people in your area who are willing to do small tasks for you (IE: I pay $25 and you go get my laundry washed and cleaned at the dry cleaner)

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A startup that provides a service where people who need to move or clean up their house can pay someone a small amount of money to do it for them

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

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A digital platform for private label products. The startup helps small businesses sell private label products via their own e-commerce websites.

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 A startup meant to help small businesses keep track of their day-to-day expenses. The company hopes to help small companies keep track of their day-to-day expenses and tap into their savings potential.

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A market research app that helps companies understand the wants and needs of their consumers better. It’s paid for by a company like SurveyGizmo or SurveyMonkey that charges a small fee every time a survey is completed.

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This startup wants to build a toolset to help create a global network for small farmers.

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Similar to the standard credit card processing business, but with a more tailored product. The startup has a subscription model, and aims to break down the barriers to entry for smaller businesses.

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A chatbot that helps people connect with local small businesses that sell items on eBay.

64

Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

64

A startup that helps small businesses with insurance. They’re working on their first product in the US, called “Bundle”.

64

A startup that allows small businesses to build a branded CRM in minutes by connecting to Facebook. The app is currently in beta.

64

A startup that makes online payments easier for small businesses in countries where digital payments are still in its nascent stages.

64

A chatbot that helps with customer support for small businesses in India. In the US, the company works with small businesses that need live support, but in India, it works with small-to-midsized businesses that need a better CRM tool.

63

A startup that helps small businesses use big data to improve their operations. The company’s software helps companies make accurate trade-off decisions between labor and capital in order to optimize their operations.

63

A startup that’s building a marketplace for dispute resolution for startups and small businesses. It pairs companies with a lawyer who works in conjunction with a separate, neutral party.

63

Helping small businesses create community-based, crowdsourced events that benefit all the attendees.

63

A company that makes satellite communication easier for small businesses, in particular those whose suppliers are overseas.

63

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

63

A small business insurance plan that covers products that have been lost/stolen.

63

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

62

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

62

A startup that wants to bring the benefits of a big-box retailer’s store-within-a-store model to small businesses.

62

A startup focused on getting more people onto their “right-sized” compact cars, with a focus on the East Coast. The startup is focused on targeting Millennials who are interested in driving small cars but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

62

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

62

A platform for helping people build and sell customized products. They’re currently focused on building a platform for small businesses to access to the manufacturing supply chain.

62

A company that provides new business development software to help entrepreneurs and small businesses scale up their businesses.

62

A company that’s trying to make fans of a band a small part of the business. It’s a way to bring the band closer to their fans.

62

An API-driven platform for companies to send invoices, track customers, and also for small businesses to ship online.

62

A company that helps small businesses open bank accounts, and then allows them to pay employees & suppliers on the go with ease.

62

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.

62

This startup is building a new version of the Apple TV. The new device will be a small, small sized device that will turn the TV into a smart TV.

62

A tech-focused project management platform for small to midsize teams.

62

A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

61

A startup that provides a tool to help small businesses quickly launch their own mobile apps. The company says it’s currently working with 1,000 businesses and is currently in talks with several others.

61

A cybersecurity startup offering enterprise-grade security for small companies. The company claims to have already brought in $1.5M in revenue. Possibly a conflation of the financial services startup and the cybersecurity startup,

61

A tool used to connect small businesses with customers and suppliers, allowing the businesses to manage their finances from anywhere in the world.

61

A startup that’s building software to make it easier for small businesses to manage their expenses and accounting.

61

The startup is looking to serve the needs of small and medium-sized companies by offering “managed customer relationship management.”

61

A platform that allows small businesses to quickly and easily sell their products to customers via a white label platform, replacing the need for expensive e-commerce platforms.

61

An on-demand data science service for small companies. They’re offering a 10% discount to startups.

61

A video chat app for small businesses, allowing them to record meetings, call in and out, and see who’s online.

61

A startup for lending to small businesses. The startup makes it easy for banks and investors to lend to small businesses.

61

A digital payments platform for small business owners that enables them to take payments in person, over email, or via mobile. It’s currently in private beta but plans to launch publicly next year.

61

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to accept payments via mobile phone. The startup says they’re working with 250+ companies in the UK, and have $3 million in revenue.

61

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

61

A platform for small businesses that want to sell their products online without a website. It’s like Etsy, but it doesn’t require a website.

61

A startup that helps small businesses get more customers and better ways to do it through marketing. It’s a timesaver for small businesses and a good way for startups to get a foothold in the market.

61

Builds mobile apps for small and medium-sized businesses that are typically handled by outsourced developers. It helps the client keep track of their employees and their weekly hours, track expenses, and generate invoices.

60

The startup wants to help smaller businesses get a loan through peer-to-peer lending, and has already closed more than $50 million in loans in an eight month period since it launched.

60

A startup that provides accounting software to small businesses. They started in late 2017 and have already launched in Brazil and the Philippines.

60

A company that helps small businesses get paid faster by paying out on their paychecks before they’re due.

60

 A  service for managing social networks for small businesses.

60

A software development company based in Utah. They’ve built a platform that helps small businesses get paid faster by automating the process of bill-pay and credit card collection.

60

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

59

An online marketplace for small businesses to collaborate, where they can share resources, receive feedback from customers, and get more business. They charge businesses $5 per month per person to join, and charge businesses $500 a month to become a Vendor.

59

An employee scheduling tool for small businesses and freelancers.

59

A platform that helps small businesses buy and sell excess inventory. The startup’s founder says that they have over 15,000 businesses using the platform and over $1 million of inventory moving through the system.

59

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.

59

A health insurance company built for small businesses. It’s a “flexible, affordable, and transparent platform by which businesses can get coverage for in-house doctors and nurses.”

59

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

59

A digital bank account for consumers and businesses in Latin America. The startup wants to bring account management to the small and medium enterprises in the region.

58

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

58

A platform that helps small businesses optimize their sites for search through visual conversion. The startup is currently in private beta.

58

A startup that helps small businesses track repairs, maintenance, and replacements rather than having to rely on spreadsheets and stops receiving Ubers and other ride-share services.

58

A mobile app for small businesses to find the best deals for their products. The goal is to get people to comparison shop within the app itself, rather than using Yelp, CVS, or the Amazon Alexa hub.

58

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

58

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

58

A startup that specializes in helping new businesses find their way, with a focus on helping small businesses get started

58

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.

57

A crowdfunded loans startup that helps credit unions offer small business loans to their members. It partners with Fiserv and its lending platform.

57

A startup that wants to help small businesses make use of the time they spend in the kitchen. It’s a way of connecting people with other people who cook at the same level as them, and a way to help them learn from each other.

57

The startup is working with partners to bootstrap the growth of a small-scale 3D printing community by providing the equipment and resources to move from a maker-model printer to a high-quality commercial printer.

57

A software platform that empowers small business owners to manage their finances and take control of their lives.

57

A microfinance company that provides small loans to farmers in India to help them hedge against the possibility that their crops might fail.

57

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.

57

A side project to Zenefits, a human resource software company, that automates payroll for small businesses by pulling data from Quickbooks.

56

A platform for freelance work, where users can bid on jobs, and get paid by a single company in exchange for a small fee.

56

A startup that helps small businesses and startups interact with their customers. The app lets people create and manage a live broadcast from their phone.

56

A startup that is building a platform to help small businesses know the best loan options at the best rates. Part of their pitch is that they’re aiming to help people in emerging markets, where banks are more expensive.

56

A tool for hiring and scheduling electricians, with a focus on smaller jobs.

56

A software company that works with small businesses to help them automate the creation of their websites based on their business needs.

56

An internal social network for employees at small businesses. They have 12 employees and a $40k monthly recurring revenue.

56

A startup that wants to build a global network of incubators for small businesses. Started in October, the company is currently working with a few dozen companies.

55

A startup that lends out the tools necessary to set up a basic office at home, whether it’s for a small team, an individual freelancer, or even a single room. The startup has a platform for users to manage and share their work books, collaborate with other team members, and track team progress.

55

A financial-tech startup that is trying to provide small business owners and independent contractors with better ways to manage and pay their bills.

55

A software company that helps IoT devices connect to the internet. The company initially grew out of a maker of the exact same products with a smaller market, and it wants to grow into the larger IoT market.

55

A micro-payment platform for small businesses and freelancers. The startup is building a platform that enables small businesses and freelancers to accept micropayments via PayPal or their own branded payment processor.

55

A startup to monitor and manage small businesses and their expenses. The company operates in the UK, France, and Switzerland, and is currently in the process of expanding to the US.

55

A subscription-based service that helps small businesses with customs clearance, shipping, and other shipping-related issues.

55

A bank account for small business owners that builds off of the popular social network Huddle. The startup is building a way for small businesses to connect with each other and build relationships with banks, suppliers, and other businesses with which they do business.

55

A startup that provides a service for people in their 20s+ to find a small group of people to live with

54

A startup that helps small businesses market to homebuyers. Their product is a “premier content marketing platform” that utilizes detailed data about a dozen variables, including income, credit score, and the type of property they’re looking for.

54

A startup that helps small businesses manage their supply chains. The app helps small businesses connect with their vendors, track orders, and automate the payment process.

54

A company that creates community management software for small businesses to help them with customer acquisition, customer service, and communication.

54

A company that wants to solve a problem for small businesses: they’re struggling to get their customers to pay. Shopin makes it easier to create a loyalty scheme for their customers by helping them create a personal account and tie it to their business account. Shopin also has a small business version that can help businesses combine rewards programs from multiple platforms into one.

54

A startup that wants to improve the process of lending money to small businesses. The company is a tool used by businesses that make loans to customers.

54

A platform for small business owners to sell their products online. It has a marketplace and a back-end software that lets small business owners create and sell their products online.

54

A company that helps small businesses sell telecommuting services. They’ve sold over 20,000 hours of telecommuting time.

54

A company that “helps businesses buy and build from a wider, more diverse set of technology services”. The startup has raised $6 million from investors and says it has already helped companies grow from “the size of a small company to a well-staffed, highly functional team”.

53

This startup is building a tool that helps small businesses create and manage their own marketing campaigns. It’s called “marketing automation” and helps businesses automate the creation of emails, landing pages, and other marketing materials.

53

A payment startup that offers a money transfer service for small and medium-sized businesses. The company has a network of partners that cover 90% of all businesses.

53

A platform for small factories in Asia to manage and grow their supply chains.

53

A set of tools for small- and medium-sized businesses to manage their credit and invoice processes.

53

A project management app for small teams and distributed teams of people that don't want to be tied to a computer screen.

53

A global payments company that wants to help small business owners get paid.

53

A payment system for small businesses with physical locations, like a barbershop or a dry cleaner.

52

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

52

A tool to help small businesses build products, sell them, and ship them. The startup wants to be the “Amazon Prime for small businesses.”

52

A small business resource center for people who want to start a new business

52

A tool that helps small businesses, specifically those in the restaurant industry, manage and pay all of their in-house expenses, from utilities to payroll. In the US, their core customers are restaurants.

52

SaaS company that helps small businesses manage their marketing. The startup helps small businesses create digital marketing strategies, then connects them with the right people to execute the plans.

51

This startup helps businesses accept payment in cryptocurrency through a platform that breaks up transactions into small, everyday transactions that are easier to process.

51

A company that makes business software for small businesses. In February 2017, Infusionsoft closed a Series B funding round led by Greylock Partners that raises the company’s valuation to $200 million.

51

A startup that takes on the issues facing small and medium sized companies in the industry with a cloud-based platform they say is “built for the employee experience”. The platform hopes to give employees more time and flexibility to be productive, with features like the ability to manage and access workers from any device, a “private” chat room, and an inbox for all communication.

51

A micro-investment product for small investors. The startup has created a platform that allows you to invest in a portfolio of loans rather than a single loan.

51

A software platform that allows small businesses to “pay anyone in the world in less than a second”.

51

A coalition of companies is trying to build a system for small businesses to buy and sell goods on the internet without a middleman.

51

A new way to make small investments in companies via a traditional stock exchange, where a fund manager buys shares in a private company and sells them to public investors. A good example of a startup that is trying to bring the benefits of high-frequency trading to a more traditional model.

50

VIC is a B2B company that provides a dashboard for small businesses across the country to manage their client relationships.

50

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

50

This startup helps small businesses build websites from scratch using HTML5, CSS, and Google Fonts. The startup takes care of things like a logo, social media, fancy blog posts, and of course, the website itself. The startup is based in New York.

50

A solution for small businesses that want to order in bulk and ship it out all at once. The business is backed by Y Combinator.

50

In India, there are millions of small businesses that don’t have a bank account. ManageBharat is a mobile app that helps these businesses manage transactions, pay taxes, and keep their books straight.

50

A platform that helps small business owners and startups collaborate on marketing strategy and execute their marketing campaigns with greater efficiency.

50

A set of business-focused events for women. The company wants to start with a small group of founders in the SF Bay Area.

50

 A business that helps small businesses get paid online, through a service that takes payments online and then processes them later.

49

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to get in touch with consumers. The startup is making it easier for companies to market to a large, specific group of consumers by creating a one-stop resource for companies to find and contact consumers.

49

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

49

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

49

 A collective of independent, small-time, and non-profit startups.

49

A platform to help small businesses build customer relationships, even those without a website.

49

A company that’s building a platform for group communication. It’s building a way to easily voice chat and share information with groups. It’s a product for big companies that want to communicate with internal teams, but it could also be used by small startups to communicate with teams.

49

A global insurance company that aims to help small and mid-size companies in need of insurance solutions. The startup operates in 20 countries and has 2 million customers.

48

This startup is building an “Amazon for small businesses”, with new products and services created by small businesses in the US and UK.

48

A platform for identifying “problems” with your photos. The company has built an algorithm that identifies things like “your face looks too small” or “your background looks weird in this photo”.

48

A company helping small businesses in India, mainly restaurants and food trucks, find more customers through SMS.

48

A business to business payroll service. The SaaS product helps small to mid-size businesses with payroll.

48

An enterprise resource planning solution for small businesses that lets them share key financial data with a single dashboard, rather than using different apps on different devices.

48

A simple way to get a bunch of small tasks done all at once, using a single app.

48

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

48

A startup that wants to be the middleman between the growing number of small-scale contractors and the big-contractor industry

47

A web/mobile app that helps small businesses collect their customer data for marketing.

47

The company wants to build a platform to help small businesses get paid faster. The company has raised $1 million from Lerer Ventures and other investors.

47

A platform for small businesses to publish, organize, and send their blog posts directly to their subscribers’ inboxes.

47

A platform for connecting small businesses and consulting firms. The company wants to make it easy for consultants to offer their advice and businesses to hire them.

47

A company building custom-branded, headless mobile apps for small businesses. It’s one of the more unusual companies in the program, with a very different business model than other companies in the program.

46

A tool that helps small businesses manage their shipping and inventory via an app, with the startup saying they’re profitable. The company has a 1-person team and has raised $10,000.

46

An employee-owned bank with a focus on small businesses, offering free checking accounts and savings accounts.

46

A startup that helps small businesses create a social media presence, with a focus on Facebook and Twitter

46

A software company that simplifies the process of creating digital marketing campaigns for small businesses by using a drag and drop interface and AI.

46

A SaaS software platform that helps optimize the health of small businesses.

46

An online payments solution for small businesses in the finance, insurance, and healthcare verticals.

45

A platform that helps teams of small businesses find insurance partners.

45

A tool that helps small online businesses build websites and attract new customers.

45

A startup that helps people who are self-employed or in small businesses understand their taxes. It’s building a better tax calculator and tax software for small businesses, with some initial funding from Accel Partners.

45

Create a new way for people to get their money from the bank. Give people a way to borrow and pay back small amounts of money to their bank electronically.

45

A startup that builds on the Shopify platform to allow small businesses to make online purchases. The company’s goal is to reduce the friction of buying online, which is a challenge for small businesses.

45

A commerce platform that allows small businesses to sell their wares and services directly to consumers online.

45

A startup that helps small businesses with tasks like marketing, accounting, and social media.

45

This is a tool that helps small business with their tax returns. The startup is called TurboTax because it claims to be a more comprehensive and efficient way to get your taxes done.

44

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

44

A microfinancing platform that gives small businesses access to capital they need to grow.

44

You can use this to send money to friends and family, at a small fee.

44

The startup wants to work with small businesses to help them market themselves on social media.

44

A new startup that wants to help small businesses and restaurants keep track of their inventory, and the cost of their items.

44

Fintech startup that wants to help small businesses with cash flow and credit management.

44

A platform that helps small businesses grow with the help of AI and machine learning. The startup is targeting the B2B market, and already has over 100 customers.

43

A start-up that builds small devices for the home to measure temperature, humidity, and other factors. The company is also developing an indoor location service.

43

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.

43

A B2B product that allows users to manage and track expenses related to their professional development program. It’s free for startups and small businesses.

43

This startup is developing the first FDA-approved small animal pain drug.

43

A software-as-a-service that helps large companies manage and automate their entire supply chain, from procurement to inventory. It’s used by corporations like Apple, Ford, and Vodafone, as well as smaller companies like Clerys and GoDaddy.

43

A startup that makes it easier to obtain pension funds for small businesses in India.

43

A platform for small businesses that wants to help its users automate tasks like invoicing, tracking inventory, and managing transactions. The startup processes payments and can automate tasks.

43

A startup that provides a way to share rental payments in the UK. The company wants to make it easy for small businesses to pay someone else’s rent rather than their own.

42

This startup is a product management platform for smaller companies, helping them handle their product backlog.

42

A startup that plans to help large and small companies build their own cloud infrastructure on top of Microsoft’s Azure platform.

42

A web-based video platform for providing short-form, on-demand “how to” guides for small businesses. The idea is that users can subscribe to specific topics, such as ‘how to sell on eBay’ and then be notified when a new video is available.

42

Retail-based marketplace for small businesses in the US. The company hopes to make it easier for small businesses to find and buy supplies online.

42

A startup that allows people to find and hire a contractor to complete a small project.

42

A cloud-based platform that provides end-to-end accounting upgrades for small businesses. The company was founded by two former Intuit employees.

42

A partnership between a French startup and a Chinese firm, with an eye on the international market. A company that wants to make marketing easy for small businesses.

42

A small loan marketplace that allows anyone to lend and borrow locally, in person, with no credit score required.

41

Notion is a platform that aims to simplify the purchase process for small businesses. Rather than buying products online, you can link their local brick-and-mortar store to the website and have the products delivered to you.

41

A tool for managing the data on a small to medium sized business. It’s a white label product that is available to be customized by either a third party or a business owner.

41

 A messaging app for small businesses that allows them to grow their businesses with curated content from across the web.

41

A product that helps small businesses create newsletters and marketing campaigns on their own and then find customers and investors. The company wants to allow businesses to reach customers and investors with email marketing, social media, and other digital media without having to hire a consultant or send out a large budget.

41

A startup helping small businesses create their own, more profitable, online marketing campaigns. The company helps small businesses with organic content creation, on-page SEO, and paid advertising. It’s currently looking for top-level talent.

41

A startup that makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from lenders. The company has raised $2.5 million from investors like KKR and Google Ventures.

40

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

40

A platform for building mobile applications for small businesses, with an easy-to-use dashboard. The startup is looking to compete with popular platforms like Square and Stripe.

40

A startup that wants to bring affordable, secure storage to small and medium sized businesses. The company is focused on providing remote access to business owners who would otherwise have to pay high prices to store things in their own homes.

39

Businesses in the Netherlands can create a marketplace for people to sell their home-grown products and services. The startup has already helped 30 small businesses rent out their homes.

39

A multi-services platform that provides a complete end-to-end solution for small businesses. The company says that they’ve had $10m in bookings and a $1m ARR.

39

A small business-to-business startup that aims to be Uber for local services.

39

The startup is simplifying the process of encrypting files by bringing high-end encryption to small businesses, with an API that lets developers create their own encryption tools.

39

This startup is creating a system for the 3,000 small businesses in the UK to purchase and sell their goods online on a marketplace.

39

A value-added reseller that helps small businesses with their marketing strategy. The startup aims to help small businesses that don’t have marketing budgets.

39

A platform for connecting small tech companies with big brands that wants to help bridge the distance between them.

39

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

39

A startup that offers a subscription service for small businesses that comes with a free package of everything you need in order to set up your business.

39

A “next generation” ecommerce platform for startups and small businesses, that uses AI to help them grow their businesses.

38

A customer support platform for small business, allowing them to connect with customers via chat, email, social media, and phone calls.

38

A company that uses Artificial Intelligence to help banks and credit unions make loan decisions, with a focus on fintech and small business.

38

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

38

A startup that’s building a payroll management software for small businesses.

37

A new startup that creates “micro-apps” for Web sites and apps, which are small pieces of software that can be embedded into a site or app to do powerful things like pull data from an external API and present it in a way that’s easy to use. For instance, one startup called Jingo lets small-business owners track employee schedules by giving them a “checklist” embedded in their website.

37

A platform that allows small businesses to create and manage their own online store. The startup, which is based in New York, is looking to help small business owners avoid the pitfalls of other e-commerce platforms while scaling their business.

37

A company that helps small businesses manage their accounting, scheduling, and marketing from one platform.

37

A startup that helps small and medium-sized companies manage their accounts receivable. They’re currently serving customers in California, Florida, and Illinois.

37

A search engine for small business loans.

37

A company that helps small businesses by giving them a platform to get their products in front of large-scale advertisers.

36

The company is building a B2B payments platform for small and medium businesses

36

A new startup helping small businesses like grocers, restaurants, and events get new customers. They say they’ve already generated over $1,000 in revenue from 5 customers.

36

This startup is building a tool that allows small businesses to sell items on their own websites, without worrying about offline inventory or storefronts.

36

A company that makes a cloud-based service for small businesses that allows them to collaborate in real-time and access their spreadsheets in the cloud.

36

A digital accounting tool, built by a team of accountants and software engineers, for small businesses.

36

A global online marketplace for more than 5,000 businesses, connecting them with small business owners in a variety of sectors.

36

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

36

A cooperative that helps small-to-medium sized businesses with a number of issues. From customer service to marketing and HR, The Cooperative can help small-to-medium sized businesses with a number of issues.

36

A bookkeeping startup in Argentina that helps small businesses and freelancers track their finances.

36

"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."

36

This is a tool that helps small businesses track and manage data.

36

This startup is working on a platform that allows small businesses to manage their inventory and plan their logistics in a single place

36

This startup is creating a tool for small businesses to manage their finances by sending invoices and tracking payments.

35

A bitcoin exchange for retailers and small businesses that want to accept the cryptocurrency. The startup is currently focusing on the US, with plans to expand internationally.

35

A startup looking to help small businesses in the Philippines get discounts on their utilities.

35

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

35

A company that makes small, affordable homes from shipping containers. The company has built “a new kind of modular home that can be made in as little as one week, on site”. The first models are coming out in October.

35

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

35

 A business that aims to help small-time beer makers have a better shot at getting a traditional distributor, by building a network of distributors and collectors who can help local brewers sell and promote their beers.

35

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

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A new way to help small companies make more money through marketplace lending, with a focus on the Middle East.

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A platform that helps people with small car loans get lower interest rates

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This is a credit card processing startup that is aiming to offer a cheaper alternative for small businesses.

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Creates software for small businesses to create and manage their own online store. The company is offering a cloud-based platform that gives businesses a set of tools to create an e-commerce store without any coding knowledge.

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A startup that helps small businesses by organising and managing all their local events, from local meetups to trade shows.

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A startup that helps startups and small businesses create their own API for managing their own APIs.

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

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A product that aims to change the way people save for retirement. Its main product is a small savings account for younger people, with a plan that pays out a percentage of future earnings.

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 A small business that provides a software package for scheduling and tracking veterinary appointments for pet owners.

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A startup that helps small businesses find and train new employees. It’s sort of like a LinkedIn for small businesses. In the past year they’ve hired over 300 people through the job board, and have a waiting list for others.

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A startup that helps small businesses create a more productive work environment by letting them track employee productivity and workflows.

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A company that wants to invest in emerging companies, picking up equity when they are small and helping them grow.

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This startup is building a platform for small businesses to create pricing structures and track their revenue, giving them a tool that will allow them to understand their revenue streams, cut costs, and increase revenues.

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A startup developing a new type of LED lamp that uses less power, lasts longer and has a smaller carbon footprint.

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A tool for managing and tracking expenses for small businesses. The app facilitates the creation of invoices, expense reports, and other business forms.

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A company that aims to help small businesses track inventory and manage stock to save time and money.

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A blockchain-based startup that helps big companies move business to the blockchain, and connect with small companies willing to do business on the blockchain.

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A SMB-focused marketplace for small business loans, which has already closed $20M in loans and has more than 10,000 users.

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A company that helps people get a loan based on the value of their business. The company is currently working with seven small businesses in the UK.

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A small-business inventory and expense tracking app.

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A platform that allows small business owners to create and market coupons to their customers. The platform is growing in popularity for in-person coupon-based events.

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This company is building a software platform that connects manufacturers with small and medium-sized businesses that need digital printing solutions, including direct mail, invitations, catalogs, posters, and more.

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A startup that wants to build a platform to help small businesses, with a clear focus on helping small business owners build their brands and grow their businesses.

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A mobile loyalty program on the city’s streetcars. Citymapper has a small but active mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that is a map of the subway and bus system in London. The company is also building a loyalty program that rewards users for using it.

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is a company that helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) connect with a wider set of potential customers. The SMEs gain access to a wider range of potential customers, including business professionals, which helps them build up their customer base.

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

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This startup aims to make the process of hiring software engineers easier for smaller teams, and to do so by merging multiple applicant tracking tools. The startup offers a single dashboard for recruiting, applicant tracking and talent management.

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A startup that automates the process of producing invoices and tracking payments for small businesses, including accounting.

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A full service accounting solution for small businesses, including invoicing, bookkeeping, payroll and accounting. It’s also a software as a service (SaaS) offering.

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A tool for small businesses to set up their own internal and external Payoneer accounts, and use the platform to make payments, invoicing, and other tasks.

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

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A small business platform and management automation suite built on blockchain.

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A platform that helps small businesses create marketing videos, and plans to expand to other video platforms in the future.

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A company that helps small businesses build an online presence. They’re already working with a few small businesses who want to launch an online presence.

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Startup seeking to make the world’s first computer small enough to fit into your pocket.

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A business lending platform for small businesses in the UK. The startup connects businesses with lenders at a rate of 5.5% to 8.5%, a much lower rate than banks charge.

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The equity crowdfunding platform for startups, which is working on a financial services platform for small businesses.

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A tool to help people get mortgages, which combines the small business loan market with the personalized loan market. It’s currently in private beta.

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

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This startup is building a cloud-based service that allows small businesses to send invoices and manage their accounting in one place. It’s in beta and doesn’t have any revenue yet.

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A platform that helps users find great deals from local businesses, but don’t have to go to the store. The startup sees itself competing with Groupon, although it hopes to target smaller businesses and compete with Groupon’s recent move to focus on higher-margin, bigger deals.

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A company building on the Ethereum blockchain that wants to create a more efficient marketplace for small businesses. The startup charges a service fee for members, and will also integrate with a business’s accounting software.

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A cloud-based accounting system (and financial advisor) which works across all sorts of small businesses: doctors, dentists, plumbers, lawyers, etc.

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A digital ecosystem for data science to collaborate and do research. It’s meant to help make the field more accessible to smaller teams and startups.

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Manage your small business finances from your phone

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A company that provides personal finance management for freelancers and small business owners, allowing them to see their month-to-month spending, and make decisions about saving on a budget.

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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.

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A digital tool that helps small construction companies forecast and manage their construction budgets.

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A payment system for small businesses in the Philippines, with a focus on remittance, based on a user’s location. The startup wants to target merchants with a high volume of transactions but low capacity, such as small shops and restaurants.

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A “social business networking platform” that helps small businesses advertise and connect with each other.

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This startup is building a platform to help small businesses find the right staff for their specific needs. The startup said that they have now launched in Boston and New York.

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A platform for matching large hotel chains with small hotels that need to do some big renovations quickly. The startup offers hotel owners a choice of different financing options that they can use to pay for their renovations.

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Startups with a focus on the small business market are a regular feature of Y Combinator, and this one is a real game-changer. EnviroFinder collects data from multiple sources and makes it easy for businesses to see how they rank in their local market, then take that information and “re-market” it to their customers on websites they’ve built. The idea is to help entrepreneurs win at the local level in a way that doesn’t rely on expensive and time-consuming in-person events.

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A company that combines the reach of Facebook, the functionality of Slack, and the simplicity of email. The startup is aiming at small businesses and enterprises that want a way to collaborate across teams to stay connected without spending a lot of time in the office. The company is currently in private beta.

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A platform for tracking and understanding the health of small businesses. The platform incorporates data from disparate sources like patient feedback and third-party surveys to provide real-time insights into the health of a business.

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

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This startup is building a business that connects real estate agents with people looking to rent a room, and vice versa. It works as an escrow service for landlords and tenants, with a small fee taken by the service when a transaction completes.

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A startup that’s working to make the customer relationship management process more seamless, especially for small businesses.

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A platform that helps small teams get paid for sharing their research and results with the world.

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Helping small businesses balance their books with simple, intuitive accounting software. It’s like Quickbooks, but with less complex features.

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An on-site credit card system for small businesses. The company says it’s already working with over 700 businesses.

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This startup is building a platform that lets small businesses have a single point of entry into the finance system, with a dashboard that shows all their expenses and income.

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

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 A startup that is building a platform that helps people find and manage small or large business loans in real time.

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Aimed at helping small businesses sell products online using an affiliate model, and set up new websites.

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A social network for the small, independent coffee shops that serve as anchors for a neighborhood. The startup wants to help coffee shops grow with a social network and start-up accelerator.

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A startup aiming to create an insurance program that helps small businesses with insurance costs. The startup currently has a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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A small software startup looking to get people to watch and share videos on Facebook and Twitter as a way to build awareness for their product.

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A tool for various health-related startups. The startup helps startups on the cusp of launching gather advice from experts in the field. It charges a small fee starting at $99, but founder Alex Goodyear says it’s worth it for the experience.

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A tool for turning large images into small GIFs that can be shared on social media.

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

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A company that creates a suite of applications for small businesses to automate tasks and shave time off their work week.

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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.

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A chatbot for cleaning services that can be used by small employers, bringing a bit of automation to a very manual process.

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A team of five people, who are all brothers, hope to use the platform to build a better HR management platform for small businesses.

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A tool for creating more efficient, effective marketing campaigns for small businesses. Its founders say that a lot of small business owners could improve their marketing by using better tools.

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A company that provides data-driven marketing for small and medium sized businesses.

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A system that allows small businesses to manage their supply chains more efficiently, changing shipments as needed to fit a customer’s needs.

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A platform that links together online marketplaces, shopping carts, and inventory management. The startup’s founders say it’s a better fit for small businesses than existing solutions.

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A digital bank for small businesses in Latin America. The startup’s first product is a mobile app for small businesses in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.

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A micro-entrepreneur in India that wants to relieve the stress of small businesses by providing them with a platform for managing all their accounting needs.

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The startup wants to make it easier for small businesses to take advantage of the benefits of online marketplaces. They are building a platform that helps small businesses to connect with a variety of online business networks.

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GoPayroll is a payroll software platform that allows small businesses to self-fund their payroll. The company is also building a freelance marketplace.

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The company wants to make it easier for small- and medium-sized businesses to process “smart” payments.

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A startup that helps small businesses find a wide variety of services at low prices through an online marketplace.

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A company that helps small businesses create a website and marketing materials. They have a few clients now, all of whom are on the verge of being acquired by a bigger company.

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The startup is a service that helps small businesses buy and sell their products online. The startup raised $7.5 million in a Series A round in September.

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A digital payments application for small businesses that replaces a bank account, credit card, and direct debit. The B2B business uses the same technology that allows a company to charge purchases to a credit card.

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A team of engineers are developing a product platform for software development and automation. Their first product is a small team of bots that let you instantly communicate with anyone on Slack, and they are also developing conversational AI tools to automate tasks.

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This startup is building a platform to help small businesses build better marketing campaigns, with the goal being to get small businesses to spend less money on marketing and more on building better products.

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An e-commerce platform for small businesses. The company is building a marketplace that lets small businesses sell online.

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A platform for banks to build lending products for small businesses in emerging markets.

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

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A company that helps small businesses get off the ground, with a library of tools that help companies with marketing, accounting, and sales. Company founders started it after seeing that many small businesses are launching on Facebook and taking on extra expenses to grow.

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

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

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

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

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A platform that helps small businesses create a website without having to know how to code. It’s a business-to-business tool that helps companies sell online.

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A small business lending platform that takes a portion of the income of the borrower and invests it in loans to other small businesses.

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

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A platform that lets companies share their contractors and subcontractors. The startup is building a way for small businesses to pay their workers on time and in full, and as a result, is already working with over 40 customers.

18

A startup that sells a “tax-only” model for small-scale farmers that would make it easier for them to get credit from banks and sell their produce in the US.

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E-commerce site for America’s small towns, offering everything from electronics to home goods. The company is looking for more partners to grow the business.

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A bitcoin exchange for small-dollar retail purchases. It’s available in the U.S. and Canada.

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Small business loans in the US from $2,000 to $100,000.

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This startup services a small group of clients in the UK who are looking to invest in more than one property. They help investors plan out their portfolio and don’t charge any fees.

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A platform for small businesses to manage their bookkeeping, invoicing, accounting and payroll. The startup, which was founded in 2017, has a mobile app that lets users pay their bills, check their accounts and get invoices.

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

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

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A digital ticketing and event management platform, catering to events of all sizes from small meetups to large concerts.

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A startup that helps small businesses increase their productivity by allowing them to schedule time off in advance. The startup is currently focused on the US.

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A platform for small businesses to create campaigns and get free marketing from influencers and media companies

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