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A company that makes “smart” luggage tags, allowing users to track their bags with the app.

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A new company, made possible with the launch of the new iPhone X, is developing a smartphone that looks like a watch and can be used to take selfies.

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

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

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This startup is developing a platform for smart contracts that automatically execute when specified conditions are met.

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A platform that aims to be the Uber of errand work. The idea is that an employee can tap into the service using a smartphone, and then an app will ping them for errands that will help them get stuff done.

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Idea: A smart wallet that understands how you spend your money

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A startup that is building a platform to help the two billion people in the world who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.

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The startup is building an ecosystem of connected devices that’s meant to make the kitchen smarter. It’s a modular system, with sensors such as a thermometer and a oven that work together to track food and cook times.

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A “smart storage solution for doctors” that brings together a doctor’s clinical data and their patient’s medical records.

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The startup is building an API for retailers to offer their customers the ability to pay for their purchases with their smartphone.

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A hybrid of a car and a bike that can be unlocked with a smartphone app. It’s aimed at people who don’t want to own a car and are willing to go outdoors for errands.

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A startup that is working on a location-based ad platform. Their pitch is that they are the only ones building a smart ad stack that works across all channels, including the web, apps, and the physical world.

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A startup that helps restaurants and hoteliers use their smartphones to manage reservations and reservations via SMS.

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A platform that allows people to monitor and control their home environment. Their central product is an IoT hub that collects data from things like lights, thermostat, and leak detectors, then sends it to a smartphone app.

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The company’s first product is a credit card reader that plugs into a mobile device. It’s meant to work with a smartphone’s wireless charging capabilities.

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The startup is building an app that lets people instantly pack and ship their food using their smartphone.

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A smartphone-based contact management app, offering a built-in phone book, calendar, and a way to manage contacts.

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A startup that allows users to stream music from their smartphone to any bluetooth speaker

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A maker of smartphones and tablets, the startup wants to sell its own operating system and make its own hardware.

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A startup that sells a $100 smart plug that does everything from controlling the lights in your home to allowing the owner to read text messages on their smartphone from anywhere.

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A smart fridge that automatically orders more milk for your coffee.

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A company that builds “smart in-app advertising” for mobile games.

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A digital platform for the home, with an API to help developers build apps and integrate with smart home devices.

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A company that sells a case that charges a smartphone via the headphone jack

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A smartphone app that allows employees to find the nearest cash and card-accepting ATM.

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Motion-tracking device that can be used with any smartphone.

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A “smart mirror” for the home that helps people track their sleep quality, with an optional “sleep coach” feature.

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A company that creates smart home accessories and technology for people who don’t want to deal with the technology themselves.

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A startup that builds smart, weatherproof and green homes in the US, and sells them to people for $5,000.

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A smart electric car startup that is working on creating a platform that makes battery charging more efficient, using AI to actually learn from the owner’s driving habits.

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A smartphone app that helps people find the closest restaurant to them based on their proximity

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A smartphone app that helps patients help themselves. The app helps users manage their prescriptions, so they can take medications at the right time, and refill them before they run out. It also serves as a reminder to patients that they’re taking their meds, and will remind them when their prescriptions are about to expire.

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The startup wants to build a smart little robot to help you get out of a chair.

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A real estate agent with a smartphone app that helps home-owners connect with contractors.

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A company that makes smart front door locks that can be controlled remotely. The lock can be unlocked from a smartphone app, or from a website.

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A “Smart” lock service that allows users to pay for their own locks.

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 A company that wants to make it easy for companies to monitor work performance and productivity through smart devices like phones and wearables.

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When you want to buy a new coat, you order it from a store. When you want to buy a new car, you do the same, and your credit card company gets in touch with you. When you want to buy a new smartphone, you have to go through the same process. It’s a bit of a hassle, and it costs a lot of money.

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A startup that allows your smartphone to operate as a wearable device that can track your movements, showing you how much exercise you’re getting.

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A startup that’s building a “smart” conference room intercom system, in which conference room intercom speakers can be upgraded to allow different types of speakers, including video.

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A tool for developers to build apps for smart devices. The startup offers a custom SDK to allow other developers to build apps for Android and iOS devices.

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A “smart” hospital bed that monitors patients and adjusts the temperature in response to their health concerns. It also tracks their movements to prevent falls.

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A smart home system that uses AI to manage lighting, connected devices, and thermostats.

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A startup that builds apps for the blind and visually impaired who want to use the the cutting-edge features of their smartphones.

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A startup that lets you use your smartphone’s camera to take a selfie with your face sitting in the middle of a cloud.

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 A platform to help people pay for parking in a city using a smartphone.

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A startup aiming to develop a “smart pill bottle” that monitors and helps consumers better manage their medicine.

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This company is building a web-based system that will help users find a rental car via a smart phone or a car sharing service.

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

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A startup that makes and sells a $25 hardware device that plugs into your smartphone and lets you make maps of the world.

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A startup that is making a set of protocols to standardize how to build smart contracts

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A “smart wallet” that uses crypto to make purchases and payments. The startup has raised $11.5M to date.

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A smart doorbell that can notify you when there’s a delivery.

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The startup behind Pachube has expanded into the market for connected devices that allow users to collect and share data. The company has launched two other products since the acquisition: the Pachube Watch, which is a customizable wristband that can be paired with smart devices to collect fitness data and share data with other devices, and the Pachube Photo, which is a way for users to capture and share their photos with other users.

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This startup is looking to make organic food shopping for the Whole Foods shopper a little easier. They’re working with farmers to create an easy-to-use app that allows users to buy produce from their smartphones. They’re currently working with three farmers in the Midwest and hope to add more in the future.

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A startup that allows you to broadcast live video from your smartphone to a TV via your phone’s screen

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A startup that crowdsources legal advice by using “smart contracts”.

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A tool that helps users create videos without a smartphone, using a $1 webcam and computer

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Smart locks that let you control your home from anywhere with a smartphone

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Smartphones are great for task-tracking but lack any standalone tools to do things like keep a grocery list or plan a meal. Synapse is an app that takes all your shopping/cooking/meal plans and puts them into one place.

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A provider of hardware and software for smart and connected products. The startup is working on a solution that can control industrial machines remotely via a smartphone app.

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A wearable device that tracks running and biking data and can communicate with a smartphone app. The startup wants to make it easy to get new workouts and track progress without having to purchase a wearable or smartphone apps.

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A startup that uses a sensor and a mobile app to monitor heart rate and push the data to a doctor’s smartphone. This ensures the doctor has a real-time read on the patient’s health.

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A hardware company that wants to create smart hardware to help people manage their lives. The company wants to build smart devices that can help people find what they’re looking for, identify emotions, monitor health, and automate household tasks.

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A smart home monitoring system that can send alerts about smoke and carbon monoxide leaks in a home.

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The startup’s app, which is currently in beta, allows people to buy and sell used electronics by clicking between old iPhones and iPads. People can even keep track of the item’s age and condition which allows them to make smart purchases.

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The startup is creating a “smart” wristband to track the number of calories a person is burning.

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This is a startup that’s building a data science team for brands in order to get smarter, more predictive and better at predicting the future of marketing

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A voice-activated, speaker-free assistant for your smart home

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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 mobile health company that is creating a platform for users to access their medical records from their smartphone, and to find out more about their health.

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A company that lets you watch TV on your phone, using a smart speaker.

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A company that is building a platform for managing “smart” cities. The company wants to create a tool that helps cities manage resources like energy, parking, and transportation.

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The company’s first product is a suite of LED bulbs that can be controlled via a smartphone app. The bulbs are built with a Wi-Fi enabled hub and have a built-in motion sensor allowing the user to turn the light on and off, dim, or change its color.

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A smart home server that can automate and integrate a person’s personal devices (lights, thermostat, etc.). The company is also an app developer, with a marketplace for other companies to integrate with their products.

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A startup that sells smartphone accessories for the enterprise. It’s launching in the UK and the US.

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

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A startup that looks to make it easier for the elderly to get a second smartphone. They’re looking to make it easy for the elderly to get a second smartphone when they’re already paying high smartphone bills. They’re launching in a few months and have already received a $250,000 investment from an angel group in the Valley that helps solve “pioneering problems in emerging markets.”

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This is a “tech-for-good” project that wants to build a marketplace where people can donate their old smartphones and tablets to be refurbished and repurposed into solar-powered lights for developing countries.

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A project management and time-tracking service that smartly integrates with Google Apps

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

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This company is building the next generation of the internet of things device. The startup can send notifications to sensors, over Bluetooth, on smartphones, and even on laptops with a gesture.

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Builds a “smart” light bulb with an app that gives you suggestions for what color to use based on your mood and the time of day.

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Smartphones, tablets, and laptops have all become computers. This startup wants to make the home a computer. The company is based in San Francisco. The company’s name comes from the idea that a home computer is the center of the home.

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A live video app that allows you to broadcast and watch live video from your smartphone. Wibson has already raised over $14 million in venture funding.

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A company that makes a fully-functioning smartwatch that charges itself.

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A startup that allows restaurant workers to accept tips with their smartphones rather than just their cash registers

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The startup, based in the Netherlands, has built a device that turns any Android smartphone into a camera. It promises to ease the process of sharing photos, while also allowing users to take photos that are harder to take with a traditional camera.

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A kitchen system called the “KitchenPod” that’s meant to let you cook, then take the result home for later. The kitchen has a base unit, and a separate pod that connects to a smartphone. The fridge is connected to the base unit via Bluetooth, so it can track things like what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. When the pod is connected to the base unit, it can track the fridge’s temperature, as well as how much food it’s holding.

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A smart parking meter that allows drivers to pay for parking by the hour.

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A startup focusing on the hardware side of the IoT ecosystem, building a “smart battery” for things like refrigerators and air conditioners.

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A smart thermostat that’s more of a mood-based thermostat than a temperature-based one. In English, it means it senses your mood and adjusts your thermostat accordingly.

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Builds and delivers smart meters for solar farms in India. The startup claims that it’s the lowest cost alternative to utility-scale solar.

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A financial app that helps consumers buy insurance through their smartphones and mobile apps.

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A company that’s building a “novel” construction management system for construction projects that use “smart data” to predict how expensive a project will be down to the square foot of a building. It’s meant to replace the current method where a project management team manually calculates the costs.

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Future of Food is building an API that will allow food manufacturers to build custom labels for their products, allowing buyers to scan a QR code along with their smartphone and get product details and pricing.

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A tool to help people build and manage a “smart wardrobe”, a wardrobe of clothes that is color-coded and assigned to each person to help them organize their outfits.

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A messaging app, with a mobile web client to allow for SMS-based communication without a smartphone. The company is working on a browser-based client for non-mobile devices and has raised $3.5M in funding from Y Combinator.

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Smart home system that helps eliminate the need for people to put down their phones to manage their homes.

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A platform to enable a “smart pool”. The startup is building technology that allows for robotic pool maintenance so pool owners don’t have to spend hours performing maintenance tasks.

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A new kind of “smart wallet” that aims to make it easier for people to use crypto. Their goal is to build a better, more secure, and more convenient wallet.

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A startup that allows users to securely access their digital possessions from anywhere with a smartphone. It’s currently working on an encryption layer that will allow users to access their files, which can be stored in the cloud, phone, or a computer.

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A smart contract-based, decentralized cryptocurrency that allows for secure online payments.

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A platform meant to make it easier for city governments to build and manage their own smart cities.

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An online shopping marketplace that uses mobile payment technology to allow customers to buy and sell items from their smartphones.

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A company that helps athletes train smarter and reach their performance goals faster.

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A startup that provides a mobile app for group bookings, with a smart algorithm that learns how guests prefer to travel together.

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This is a startup that’s building a ‘smart’ lock that will let you control your home’s lighting remotely.

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It’s a “smart” alarm clock that can only be used once, so it only has to wake up once. The company also has a “smart” alarm clock that can only be used once, but it also has a mute button. The company also has another alarm clock that can be used instead.

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A company that sells “smart contracts”. The idea is that Smart Contracts are more efficient and reliable than the current “Oracles” that are used to execute contracts.

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A company that builds smart machines so that robots can help people in their homes

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"Wired" magazine named the list of the "75 Smartest Entrepreneurs in Technology" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the magazine.

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Very interested to see what comes of this product - the idea is to give you a way to create a smart contract with a shipping company that automatically tracks your package from the time it is picked up to the time it is delivered.

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A startup that wants to build a smartphone-based payment system, with support for cryptocriteria like Bitcoin and Litecoin, to replace the credit cards people use to pay each other.

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A startup that wants to build a smartphone camera that can shoot video in 360 degrees.

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A startup that helps users build “smart” homes using the Amazon Echo smart speaker.

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A product that allows you to draw on your smartphone so you can communicate with your friends in the same format as you do on the computer.

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PowerMeter is a smart meter data company. They want to provide “a data-driven mobile application for consumers and businesses that uses data from the smart meters to provide insights about power consumption, cost savings, and energy savings on a monthly and annual basis.”

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A company that turns a smartphone into a credit card terminal for money transfers.

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Blockchain hardware for smart homes. The company wants to build a $200 smart lock that would allow owners to automate their home with blockchain tech that would allow them to unlock the door remotely.

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A startup to allow people to send money from their smartphones to a family member, no matter where they are in the world.

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A B2B Internet of Things platform for the construction industry that offers a platform for construction companies to make products that can be automated, from construction vehicles to buildings. The company is building a “smart factory” that offers a low-cost manufacturing model that can be automated, allowing construction companies to run on lean manufacturing principles.

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A startup that develops wearable technology for runners. The company is selling a smartwatch that tracks things like pace, distance, and calories burned.

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This startup is building an automatic speaker that turns an existing home stereo into a smart speaker, with the idea that many people have a smart speaker for their home, but not a home stereo to hook into it.

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A software that helps users track down their stolen or lost smartphones.

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A platform that lets you upload your own smart contracts onto the Ethereum blockchain.

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Builds on the company’s previous product, which allows users to create animated GIFs from their smartphone. Now the team wants to help people automatically make money from their GIFs.

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A “full stack” financial planning and management tool, which is supposed to help people make smarter financial decisions.

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

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An eye exam app that provides a digital photo of the eye taken from a smartphone camera

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A company that combines a wearables platform, a wearable device, and a smartphone app to improve the health of its users.

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A tool that allows programmers to build and edit .NET Framework applications directly from their smart phones

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A startup that sells modular smart-home devices aimed at delivering better ‘integrated’ home technology.

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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.

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A company that’s building a “smart gateway” that’s meant to connect small businesses directly with banks and financial institutions.

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A digital farm management solution which gives farmers a way to manage their farms on their smartphones.

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A company that builds smartphone apps for students, giving them access to course materials on the go.

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Uncover is a program that helps smart, talented people make a living from their interests.

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

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A startup with a “smart” suitcase that can track its owner’s travel by GPS, and let them know when it has been dropped or lost.

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This startup is building a “smart” card that runs on a local RFID (radio frequency identification) chip. The card is intended for use in vending machines and retail stores where sales occur, but the company is also looking to use it in other contexts like credit/debit cards and membership cards.

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

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“We’re building a smartphone for your toilet.” The startup’s products are a toilet that has sensors and a smartphone app that lets you manage it remotely.

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This startup is building a smart door lock that learns to open itself based on who’s trying to enter.

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This startup wants to help people manage their finances through a simple, smart, and mobile-friendly interface. It has raised $1.3 million to date.

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A startup that’s working on building a “smart home-building platform” that uses AI and sensors to optimize energy usage.

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A virtual assistant that can respond to people in over 70 languages, and who can also be integrated into the Amazon Echo and Google Home products. The team is also developing a smart speaker that can take in natural language input and respond with a preset answer.

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

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A tool that provides a series of smart defaults for a wiki, like a suggested table of contents.

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

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A company that makes products that allow blind people to use smartphones

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A company that brings internet of things-style technology to the previously non-internet-connected, like home appliances. It’s a home monitoring hub that allows you to control things like your lights and heating from your smartphone.

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A “smart seating” technology that provides real-time feedback for physical therapists and other health care professionals.

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The startup’s app allows users to browse, book, and pay for hotel services using their smartphone without any of the usual frustrations from booking a room with a tech-less hotel website.

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A company that helps teachers teach their students about the impact of their smartphones

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A startup that creates a new kind of smart home audio experience Their idea is to create a “high quality, yet affordable, audio experience”

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A smart app that keeps track of your health and wellness. The startup is working on a sensor that can be attached to a band or other wearable device and track vitals like heart rate, body temperature, and more.

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A company that produces smart meters in India.

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A smartphone app that allows you to use your fitness data to personalize your health and fitness goals.

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A smartphone app that helps a person manage their finances in real-time, with the goal of helping people make better financial decisions.

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A startup developing a platform for the “future of smart contracts”.

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A startup that wants to help large publishers create “smart content” for their newsletters, building in-house tools for writers and editors.

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A product that aims to “make ‘smart’ home appliances easier to use.”

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Manage your pets and keep track of their health from your smartphone

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A company that lets people stream movies from their smartphones using the company’s app.

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A platform for smart contracts, where developers can build, monitor, and trade code.

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A software company that allows people to collect and use data to better manage their health. It’s building a “smart” wearable device that can track your health and send a report to a doctor.

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A startup that wants to take your home security camera and turn it into a smart camera with the ability to send alerts to your phone.

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This startup sells a device which allows you to use the power of your smartphone to map out and visualize the power consumption of any device connected to a power grid.

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A smart phone app that makes it easier to find the cheapest airfare for travel on Facebook. The startup has already seen success with the app, and says they’ve seen a 150% increase in the number of people in India who use it on a daily basis.

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A messaging service for companies to send and receive messages without requiring employees to have smartphones. The company is working on a product that will work with existing hardware, like a tablet.

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They’re a blockchain company that uses a smart contract to help companies manage collateral and loan payments.

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 Another company making its own version of the Nest Thermostat that also offers a smart lighting system.

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This startup is building a new way to interact with your car. It’s a network of “smart gates” that help you get from point A to point B without entering a car.

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A smart alarm system that can detect motion and will turn on if it senses an intruder.

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A desktop app for managing and monitoring a corporate smartphone fleet.

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A startup that sells smart pillows that track sleep and wake patterns to help you get better sleep. It has raised $3 million.

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A startup that wants to help cities build and deploy smart city solutions

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The smart contract-based system will give customers their monthly phone bill, as well as their statement of account and the option to pay online.

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A startup that aims to build a “smart” shopping bag for consumers that can be tracked as it’s being moved from store to store.

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A team that says it’s building the “Netflix for video game streaming”. The startup is building a platform that allows game developers to sell their games through smart contracts that can be easily integrated into other platforms.

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A startup that creates a “smart”

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An iOS app for smart locks that can be controlled remotely through the app or phone camera.

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A startup that aims to help people get back to nature by getting rid of their smartphones. This startup wants to help people create a “digital detox” by getting rid of their phones and reconnecting to nature.

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Smartphone accessory that lets you put on another phone’s screen to give it the appearance of a bigger one.

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A startup with a mobile, blockchain-based identification system that allows a person to prove their identity and access their finances using a smartphone app and biometric data such as a fingerprint or iris scan.

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A platform that allows for GPS-enabled payments where customers can pay for parking at over 3,000 locations in the U.S. via their smartphone.

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A startup that allows anyone to turn any object into a smart home accessory.

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A tool that helps companies monitor their employees’ smartphone usage, with the ability to monitor their location, time spent on their device, and screen time for each employee.

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This startup is building a tool that can help you create a parkour map using a smartphone’s camera, then share that map on social media.

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A “smart hotel” that seeks to provide guests with a personalized experience and optimize their stay. The startup is currently in stealth mode.

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A startup that helps its users automatically take better screenshots, including those of mobile devices. It’s like a smartphone’s automatic screenshot function but for computers.

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A startup that wants to make it easier to build internet services for internet-connected devices, especially those that aren’t smartphones.

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A company building a kit to help you create your own “smart” home — for a fraction of the cost of similar systems.

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Manages over $20 billion of assets and manages this via a smartphone app. It’s also an e-commerce platform for other businesses to sell their wares on the platform.

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The Social Home is a new way to think about home security. It’s a combination of a security system and a smart home that’s meant to be a “set it and forget it” lifestyle.

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“A cross-platform software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to easily use and build applications for the Amazon Echo smart speaker.”

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 A platform for smart homes that puts together a bunch of different sensors into one device that can control all the lights and appliances.

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This startup is building a tool to help businesses manage their cash flow. It’s building an app and a platform that helps a business manage its cash flow and make smart business decisions.

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A company that turns smartphone screens into touch-enabled, virtual room controls

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A smart mirror that can tell you when you’re looking tired and how you can improve your self-care habits.

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A smartphone case that stores a business card, works as a stylus, and can charge your phone. The case is developed by a local craftsman in Taiwan.

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A device that can act as a second screen for your smartphone, beaming to your TV or a projector. The startup is focused on the touchscreen issue, as the screen is often the weak link in smartphone use.

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A home-based virtual assistant that takes care of chores for you, using your smartphone to help you keep track of tasks. It’s first product is a voice-activated concierge.

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A company that lets people borrow a single printer that can print out 100,000 copies of a document. This smart printer will print at an incredibly high resolution — the company claims it will print at “40 times the resolution of a typical home printer”.

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A new way to store and manage your digital media. The team at Briefly is building a platform that enables users to “train” their computer to automatically organize and discover their files, and then creates a “smart folder” that’s a digital representation of the physical one.

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A company that makes the world’s first smart fabric for outdoor clothes.

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A startup that builds custom smart shoes for people with disabilities. The shoes use a wireless accelerometer and Bluetooth technology to detect movement and alert a person when they’re about to fall. The startup is currently working with the military, but is looking to expand into consumer markets.

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A product for athletes that helps them train smarter and more effectively, using breathing exercises, temperature monitoring, and other data.

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A drone startup that aims to make drones as useful as smartphones. The company is building a drone that can be mounted on a smartphone and used for a variety of uses, from viewing property to capturing video.

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A smart device that can monitor sleep cycles and ease the process of getting a better night's sleep. The startup is building out a smart device to help people sleep better.

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Smart contracts are basically pieces of code that will execute conditions set by the maker of the contract when the contract is broken.

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This startup is building a smart home device that automatically detects and prevents fires. The company is looking to raise $100,000.

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A company that makes a smartphone app that is essentially a robo-advisor. The startup will use data from the app to make recommendations for the user.

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A company making a “smart” dryer, with an internet-connected app that helps users set the temperature on their washing machine and adjust the duration of the dryer cycle.

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A startup that helps poor people earn money through their smartphones. The startup wants to replace the urban poor with a new type of labor force that’s more productive and less susceptible to exploitation.

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A “smart” home that uses your smartphone to monitor your energy usage, giving you a report on how much heat you’re putting out and how much your bill is going to be

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

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A startup that helps patients get more accurate diagnoses of their conditions by providing them with a collection of data from specialists via an app on their smartphone.

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A smartwatch that combines “a step counter, altimeter, heart rate monitor, and sleep monitoring device”.

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A smartphone app that helps people take better notes and organize their knowledge about their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and more.

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

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A technology company that creates “smart” thermostats for home and business use, allowing homeowners to control their thermostats via their smartphone. The company is led by CEO and founder Rajat Pahuja, who previously built a business in India called Shubh Loans that went “very profitable,” according to Pahuja.

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A tool that enables you to create custom groups of contacts on your smartphone and send targeted messages to them.

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A smart lock that unlocks with your voice, hands, and face.

51

A startup that lets you find your lost laptop, computer, or smartphone, and gives you a place to file a claim

51

A startup that’s building a “kinda-sorta-smart” system to make medical devices. The startup wants to bring more of the “magic” of machine learning to medical equipment, bringing some of the capabilities of Alexa to the masses.

50

A platform that allows you to take a photo of anything on your smartphone, and then upload it to Google Photos.

49

A company that makes a service that turns any connected device into a smart home hub, enabling users to control various smart home devices with their smartphone.

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A company that builds a way to observe and track the movement of people in real time through a smartphone application. It’s a way to keep celebrities safe at festivals and other events. The founders say they’ve already been approached by several celebrities to use their product.

49

An open source framework that lets people edit smartphone videos with a finger, finger or stylus.

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A company that builds “smart” homes for elderly people. The startup offers wireless, automated home assistance systems to help people age in place. They’re currently only available in a small number of homes, with plans to expand to more.

48

Senses , a service that turns your smartphone into a personal assistant, is being developed by a team of veterans of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as a company that sold the Siri app to Apple.

48

A personal computer for managing back pain. It’s essentially a smartphone that sits on a medical table and provides a diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and a system for collecting patient data.

48

Allows users to create a “smarter” calendar, with a focus on things like highlighting “no shows”, removing “redundant” events, etc.

48

A smart contract platform for real estate, with the goal of bringing the real estate market to parity with the stock market.

48

A company that sells 3D printed case covers for smart phones.

48

A way to build a “smart city” using AI and sensors, with the goal of reducing energy consumption and creating a better overall environment.

47

A “smart” breadboard that connects to any Arduino board, according to the company.

47

A startup that builds sensor-based lights and other devices that can be controlled by a smartphone.

47

A company that is creating “smart doorbells” that can help you know when people are around your house and send them text messages.

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Smart contracts platform for business ideas, with a focus on the B2B space (think legal contracts). The company is backed by Digital Garage, and has launched a program that offers $1k in credit to startups for signing up.

46

A startup that wants to use a smartphone app to improve the way companies handle payroll.

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A company that aims to build the next generation of smart homes. The team has already raised over $5 million from investors, including Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

46

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

46

A company that sells ‘smart’ access cards for venues/events, allowing guests to swipe their cards, turn on an app, and receive push notifications of things like door status and food and drink orders.

46

This startup is building an all-in-one, modular smart home that can be installed in minutes and connected to the internet.

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Enables developers to build apps for the Android Wear smartwatch.

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A data-driven platform for B2B businesses looking to make smarter hiring decisions. The company says they have over 10,000 customers, including YC partner Stripe.

45

A company that offers a platform that allows people to trade their old smartphone for a new one. The idea is that people can trade their used phones for credits that can be used to purchase a new one.

45

Smart objects that can track and report on temperature, light, humidity, and CO2 levels in a home.

45

A camera system that “drives and fixes” things. “Drive and Fix” is a smartphone app that tells you when your car needs a repair, and sends you a video of it being done.

45

A pitch for a health insurance platform that enables users to use a smartphone to view their health data, make payments, and receive regular communications from a doctor.

45

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

45

A company that allows users to create and market “smart” contracts. They can be used to create asset-backed securities, loans and bonds, and can be made to automatically pay out to users if certain conditions are met.

44

A 2 person startup that’s building a smart phone app that helps people speak in public and reduce their anxiety.

44

A company that wants to take the hassle of finding and booking a car service out of the equation and let you order a ride from your smartphone.

43

A platform that helps people buy and sell single family homes. Currently focused on the UK. The company is using a combination of software and crowdsourced data to help buyers make smarter decisions.

43

This startup is building a system that uses a connected smartwatch to alert people to incoming packages and ensure they receive them.

42

The idea is a really simple one — it’s like a smart pen to help you remember the answers to your phone-based quizzes and tests. The pen has a button that acts as a button to the app, and the app has a button that acts as a button to the pen. The pen vibrates when the app thinks you have answered the question wrong, and the app vibrates when you get the question right.

42

A smart lock that you control from your phone. The startup is looking to compete with smart locks like Kwikset, August, and Lockitron.

42

A group of companies that provides software for physical therapists and other healthcare professionals to more easily provide patient care. It’s a software as a service that works on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

41

A tool for keeping track of your house, car, and other assets. The startup allows users to sign in with their smartphone to track their assets.

41

A new startup that makes your living room into a “smart home”, with smart lighting, connected appliances, and smart security cameras.

41

A startup helping developers build apps that integrate with physical devices via a new way of connecting to IoT sensors via a smartphone.

40

A blockchain startup that’s building a way to store and share intellectual property using smart contracts

40

A team of Ph.D.s and VCs is building a new language for smart contracts, making it easier to write and read smart contracts that run on the Ethereum blockchain.

40

A startup that wants to build a “video news network” that allows video content to be created and distributed by anyone with a smartphone.

39

A digital health startup that aims to bring a smartphone-based app to make health monitoring easier for people. The app aims to reduce anxiety, and encourage people to take action on their health.

39

The founders of this company want to build a more connected and secure version of Amazon’s Alexa, one that can work with smart home devices and allow users to access the internet through their voice.

39

The company’s first product is an AI-enabled conversational assistant, available in the US and spoken in English, Spanish, and French. It turns a user’s smartphone into a virtual assistant, with text-to-speech capabilities, a voice dialer, and other features

38

A technology company that is building a “truly universal” Bluetooth smartwatch for the masses.

38

This startup wants to reduce the cost of purchasing and transporting food, building a hub to connect farmers to buyers via the internet through the use of smart contracts.

38

A startup that is building a smart home system for the elderly. The system is designed for seniors who need assistance with tasks like opening doors and turning lights on and off.

38

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

38

A startup that’s building a “smart” charging station that can tell when your phone is low on juice and automatically deliver a new battery.

38

An education startup that teaches users how to interact with smart TVs in order to manage their Netflix, Amazon, and other videos.

37

Pint is a voice-controlled home assistant meant to help users keep track of things like what’s in the fridge and the weather. The startup aims to have a voice assistant that can understand what you mean and act on your behalf, with a smart speaker also available.

36

An analytics tool for companies to track a person’s digital footprint and help them make smarter decisions based on that data.

36

A hardware startup that makes a smart lightbulb that can be controlled via an app.

36

The Startup is developing a toolkit for city governments looking to bring internet to poor places. The company is building it using the latest smartphones and is working with the government of Kenya.

35

A company that helps people make the most of the time they spend in transit: the company’s “smart luggage” tracks where you are and what you are doing.

35

A company called SmartPay that claims to be building a service that allows merchants to accept digital currency payments without having to install a terminal.

34

A company that aims to help companies make smart decisions about the people and projects they hire. Talent teams can use the company’s SaaS tool to find people with similar backgrounds, track their progress, and see what needs to be done to help them work effectively.

33

A digital assistant for the home, bringing together control of lighting, audio, and security into one platform, along with a series of smart gadgets.

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A “smart” speaker that works like a smart home appliance, but which can also control your smart home appliances (like your lights and thermostat). It can work with a variety of IoT devices, and the founders say it will be in the market in the next 12 months.

33

A new platform for data analysis and processing. The company’s platform is built on a decentralized network of computers that run on smart contracts, directly connecting scientists with researchers across the world.

32

A company building a platform that allows consumers to buy accessories for their smart home devices from a single marketplace, thereby simplifying the buying experience.

32

This startup aims to bring a more human-centric approach to home security, offering a combination of a smart lock, a door sensor, and a camera.

32

A startup that’s building a service that helps people sell their old smartphones without having to go through a lot of hassle.

31

To help the fresh produce industry, which is worth $100 billion in the US, Farmako hopes to build a “smart warehouse” that uses artificial intelligence to track when and where fruit and vegetables are grown, to help ensure they’re grown locally.

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

31

This company is developing a smart environment sensor that can track a room’s temperature, humidity, and humidity changes over time.

31

A company that plans to disrupt the supply chain by assembling “smart factories” in the home. Their prototype is a $1,500 kit that helps turn home-based tools into smart factories that can automate production and produce customized products.

30

A startup looking to create an API that helps developers build applications that can help people in need monitor and control their home appliances from a smartphone and a connected thermostat.

30

A blockchain infrastructure company focused on smart contracts and token engineering.

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Building a blockchain that uses smart contracts to increase the accuracy of B2B transactions.

30

A startup that helps small businesses get smart about their marketing with a suite of tools. The company says it has more than 5,000 paying customers in the US.

29

A company building a $10,000 smart kitchen device that can track and measure food production, helping people get to know the nutritional value of their food, and making it easier to cook healthier food.

28

A company working to connect “smart cities” around the world, hoping to connect smart devices and smart city infrastructure.

28

A startup that is building a framework for developers to build apps for the home, using a smart home-oriented set of APIs.

28

A company that offers a “crypto-native” platform for blockchain development. They want to build a platform for developers to build DApps or smart contracts that run in the Ethereum blockchain.

28

A startup that is looking to build a new demographic of users and sell them on the idea that they need their cars to be “smart”.

28

A tool that makes it easy to work with photos taken with a smartphone

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

27

A Bluetooth-powered bra that connects to a smartphone app to track exercise and sleep cycles.

27

A startup that helps developers build smart-home systems. The startup has raised $20 million in venture backing and currently has a team of 15 in San Francisco.

26

A smart card means to help improve the efficiency of the US transportation system for trucking, rail, and maritime transportation.

26

A startup that develops a smart system to support and manage the delivery of medicine.

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A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

26

A car service that allows people to book a ride in their car via a smartphone app.

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The startup aims to make a less expensive version of the smartphone, while also going beyond the smartphone. The company wants to make a more general purpose device, a super-smart watch, a fitness tracker, a camera, a fitness tracker, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band, a smart health band,

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Smart contracts for the energy industry. The startup wants to use smart contracts to allow energy producers and consumers to negotiate and transact energy independently of the power grid.

26

A team of PhD students from the University of Pennsylvania is building a “smart alarm” that responds to the user and their environment to help them wake up in the morning.

26

A way to remotely monitor/control smart technologies using a mobile app.

26

A mobile app that helps walk-ups and other customers to order food from their smartphones without having cash or a credit card on them.

25

A startup that helps to build smart contracts for businesses that need to manage foreign exchange, loans, investment, etc.

25

This startup, which is still in stealth, is building a smart alarm that wakes you up with a reminder or message that you’ve chosen to receive.

25

A startup that makes it easy for restaurants to serve their customers on their smartphones, without having to pay for a server to do it.

25

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

24

A startup for identifying the cause of “silent theft”, using the smartphone’s GPS to track the location of the device.

24

An AI-based web-to-mobile-app (W2M) platform that lets retailers connect with their customer’s smartphones to enhance in-store experiences.

24

A startup that helps connect nurses and patients primarily in emerging markets. The app aims to help doctors and nurses access it directly from their smartphones.

23

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

23

A project created by YC alum Eric Migicovsky, it’s a device that can measure your physical activity and communicate with your smartphone.

23

Blockchain-based invoice financing for startups, which uses smart contracts to allow companies to leverage their own cash flow to finance new acquisitions.

23

 A smartphone app that allows you to leave a tip for your Uber driver at the end of a ride.

23

A startup that allows for a smarter way to select or customize an outfit for a formal event.

23

This startup is building a new kind of fitness tracker that uses a smartphone app to track a person’s activity, then sends the data to a wearable device that’s connected to an account. The team is looking to launch in the second half of 2020.

23

A connected home solution that is a white label version of the Eufy smart light bulbs. The startup is building an IoT developer platform for other brands to create connected devices. It has a very early version of the app and is looking to raise funding to continue development.

22

A social network for the “smart, social, and stylish” user, built on the premise that everyone has a story to tell and that people will share that story if they’re beautiful.

22

An API that allows for the creation of smart homes, with data on energy consumption, temperature, and light.

22

A “smart” window that tracks the weather in your home.

22

A smart lock system that can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet

22

A startup that makes a “smart ring” that will read your body’s temperature and send it to your phone.

22

A smartphone app that allows users to find the nearest parking spot or garage. The startup expects to have customers in 80 cities by the end of the year and has received $2.5 million in funding from investors including Y Combinator and Comcast Ventures.

21

A startup building a “smart” travel planner to show users how to get to their destination on time, and even help them navigate traffic.

21

Outsmart is building a data communication network for businesses to monitor and control their communication resources. They currently have $12,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

21

A startup that is building a “frictionless” way for people to pay for coffee via a smartphone.

21

A crowd-funded business that seeks to build a “smarter” retirement system for Americans.

21

A startup that brings location-based social networking to farmers via SMS, allowing farmers to manage their crops regardless of if they have a smart phone.

21

This startup is building a network of “smart” pillows to monitor sleep quality

21

A startup that wants to create a complete “smart home for the car”. The company wants to make it easier for people to manage their smart home devices from a single dashboard.

21

 A startup that wants to solve the problem of credit card fraud by using a smartphone to scan a QR code on a payment. The startup’s $10 app will then send a text to the cardholder, asking them to confirm the payment before it’s completed. The startup says that within the next 12 months it will have 100,000 users.

21

A startup that makes it easier to communicate with doctors remotely. Doctors can chat with patients via a smartphone or the web, and can see what prescriptions they’ve already written and what they’re working on right now.

20

Building a digital platform for selling or developing “white widget” products, like a smart thermostat or fitness tracker, to customers in China.

20

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

20

A digital health and wellness platform, with a focus on medical adherence and safety. Its current offerings include an app, a digital diary, and a smart bracelet. Its current clientele include dozens of hospitals and healthcare companies.

20

Stem is building software to allow pet owners to monitor their animals remotely through a smartphone app.

20

A smart device for tracking your fitness, with an app that syncs with the device to help you get in better shape.

20

This startup designs and builds a line of “smart” showerheads that the founders say lets users control the temperature and pressure of the water through a smartphone app.

20

A smartphone that can be used to track the physical movements and location of a user in the event of a medical emergency.

20

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

19

A new service that lets users sell their old smartphones to buy new ones.

19

A smartphone app for sharing and comparing insurance prices. The startup is hoping to make insurance shopping and comparisons easier for consumers.

19

A company that builds smart, modular hydroponic grow systems

19

A smart suit that monitors a cyclist’s body and sounds an alert if the cyclist is having a heart attack. Geekster’s founders say that it’s a much cheaper alternative to an electrocardiogram, and only takes a few seconds to measure a person’s heart rate.

19

A startup that’s developing a self-driving electric vehicle for the cost of a $1,000 taxicab. It’s a smart car that communicates via Bluetooth, offers a variety of car-related services, and can be controlled through an app.

19

A new company that wants to provide an API for integrations between all kinds of smart home devices.

18

“A platform that connects people with the power of AI to help them understand their financial position in real time.” The startup wants to help users make smarter financial decisions.

18

A startup that makes a shared, portable USB charger that’s small enough to fit in a wallet, but can still power smartphones and tablets.

18

A startup that lets people sell their old smartphones for cash. It has processed over 10,000 phones since it launched in April.

18

This startup is building a platform for small businesses to make payments with their smartphones. It’s already has 30 merchants, including a restaurant in Detroit.

18

An API for building applications for smart contracts.

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Build a tool to help make insurance claims “smart.”

18

A Y Combinator company that wants to use AI to help deaf people communicate. It has built an app that relies on a smartphone’s built-in camera to help users correctly place and identify objects and facial features.

17

The startup aims to build a new kind of “smart” light bulb that’s dimmable and can be controlled by voice.

17

A platform for sending text messages to employees from their smartphones, without the need to call. The app lets businesses communicate with their employees and strictly enforce company rules.

17

A company that makes a “smart” computer that can be programmed to watch for health alerts in real time. The startup wants to use the “watch” feature to alert doctors to any health issues, and then streamline the diagnostic process.

17

StreetSmartTax is a startup that plans to collect and process real-time data from small businesses in order to provide a platform for better tax compliance.

17

Smart WiFi is building a platform that lets users control their home WiFi networks with an app, allowing users to adjust their devices’ bandwidth to network-appropriate levels, and to turn the network off altogether.

17

A software platform that connects buyers and sellers of real estate using a smartphone app.

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“A self-storage management platform that automates the management of storage facilities, offering storage owners access to easy-to-use, smart service management solutions.” The company currently has $1.5M in funding, with plans to launch in Q4 2020.

17

A company that makes customizable “smart” athletic apparel.

17

A computer for your car. The startup is in the process of prototyping a car computer that replaces the car’s in-dash screen. It’s compatible with most vehicles and smart home systems already on the road. The startup has raised $1.5 million to date.

17

A startup that wants to make it easier for business owners to use the same tools to run their business online as they do in the physical world. For example, users can use a smartphone camera to scan a QR code on a package and automatically get the package’s tracking info.

17

The startup is building a smart, AI-powered platform for hiring, connecting talent to employers, and helping talent find new opportunities.

17

A wearable device that allows people to control their smart home devices with their movements without having to go hands-on.

17

A startup that helps people make better use of their smartphones. It’s a powerful tool for people who work on the road but don’t have a laptop.

17

A startup that wants to build modular, self-contained smart homes

16

 A smartphone app that tracks how fast people are walking, running, or riding their bikes. The app tracks speed and distance traveled with GPS, then uses that data to report on how people are getting around.

16

A home automation platform that turns your light switches into smart light switches.

16

A startup that helps you create “gorgeous, shareable video stories” with just a smartphone.

16

A tool for real estate agents to help clients make smart decisions about buying houses. The startup is building a toolkit for agents to help their clients follow the market, understand the value of different homes, and make smart decisions.

16

A startup that is building a “smart” brush to automate brushing. They have a patent on a brush that can recognize when a toothbrush runs out of toothpaste, and it can tell the user what toothpaste they’re running out of.

16

A company that helps people use their smartphones to report incidents to local police.

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A way to buy and sell real estate from your smartphone. It’s currently in talks with real estate companies and local governments to bring the startup to its first city.

16

This startup is building a vision-enabled augmented reality tracking tool for wearables. The product, which launches this year, will be able to track eye movements, and allows users to see through the lens of another person’s smartphone.

15

A smart wallet that syncs with your phone to pay for purchases at NFC terminals in stores.

15

 A “smart helmet” that helps cyclists avoid cars while riding their bikes

15

This startup is building a service for customers to access their smart home devices from a mobile app, and for customers to configure device settings from a mobile app.

15

A company making a smartphone app that can make you sound like a bullfrog

15

The startup is building out an ecosystem around smart contracts, especially around the idea of building cryptocurrencies that work well in the end user environment.

15

The startup’s app helps smartphone users to make the most of their conversations with a local by providing a database of local restaurants, hotels, and attractions. The startup says it has $6 million in sales, and $500,000 in cash, and recently closed a $3.5 million seed round led by the European Investment Fund.

15

A startup that’s built a platform for a new type of app that runs on users’ smart phones.

15

Idea: This is a startup that makes a “smart” doorbell. It has a camera, a microphone, and a speaker. Users can talk to delivery and service providers through the doorbell, and the device can be used to monitor and intervene in domestic abuse cases.

14

A startup that helps consumers to make sense of their mortgage payments, saving them time while also helping them make smarter financial decisions.

14

A digital platform that helps people track their spending habits, saving money, and helping them to make smarter spending decisions.

14

A startup that offers a “smart” condom that tracks where you are in the act, monitors your arousal level, and vibrates to indicate that it’s time to get on with it.

14

Idea: Fixing the security holes in the smart home

13

A company that helps other companies create and use “smart contracts”, essentially creating decentralized software that runs on the blockchain and helps solve business problems.

13

A ‘smart’ dog collar that monitors your dog’s vital signs remotely. It has built-in sensors for walking, running, walking backwards, walking on a treadmill, walking in the rain, walking up hills, walking down hills, walking indoors, walking under water, walking into the street, walking into the pool, walking into the lake, walking into the ocean, walking into the lake, walking into the pool, walking backwards, walking inside, walking backwards, walking indoors, walking backwards, walking backwards. Also has a voice recognition system, so you can talk to your dog at the same time.

13

The startup wants to integrate the idea of a smart lock with the idea of a smart window. It wants to be the company building the smart window and smart lock.

13

A healthcare company that makes a portable smart home oxygen monitor for patients at home. The startup wants to make it easier for patients to track their oxygen levels.

13

A smart sensor platform to make road traffic management more efficient and safer.

13

 A company that helps consumers book hotel rooms by scanning a QR code with their smartphone, and then using a mobile app to pay for it.

13

A platform for scheduling and managing taxi-cab service via smartphone. The startup is in the early stages of scaling, but the goal is to offer all of the things you could expect from a taxi cab service — like GPS tracking, real-time communication, and a dispatch system. The company is profitable and small but growing in the San Francisco Bay area.

13

A company that develops and sells a line of “smart windows”, windows that can monitor and adjust to changing weather and other environmental conditions to maximize comfort and energy efficiency.

12

A “smart” contact lens that tracks glucose levels in real time, sending alerts to users’ smartphones. It’s currently in the clinical trial phase, but the founders are working on a commercial version that will be released in 2020.

12

Smart locks, keychains, and other products that make it easier to lock and unlock doors.

12

This startup is building a “smart” house. The startup’s devices monitor activity and make adjustments to the home’s heating and cooling system based on those activities.

12

Mentioned on Forbes as an example of “a group of entrepreneurs who are making some smart decisions for the future of transportation.” They’re making an electric scooter that’s more than just a toy and aims to build a fleet of them for riders in places where people deal with traffic and don’t have a car — and to not just be a toy for rich people.

12

A startup that’s building out a marketplace where people can sell their old smartphones, which the startup says will be used to fund a better future.

12

A company that’s building a platform for “unbundling” smart home devices so that you can choose from a wide range of products made by different companies.

12

A startup that makes smart-home devices that can tell you when your blinds need to be opened or closed.

12

A startup that uses the smartphone’s accelerometer to automatically turn on fans and heating/cooling systems when it’s cold outside.

12

A mobile app that allows you to track the health of your dog with a smartphone, using information from your vet.

12

For better or worse, a startup that sells “smart furniture”. The startup is building furniture that works alongside existing home automation technology and also lets you control it with your smart phone.

12

This is a startup that’s seen as a smart contract for insurance. It’s a platform for self-insured employers who want to collect and distribute payments to their employees.

12

Trying to make the smart home as easy as possible for consumers.

11

A startup that helps people make smart purchases based on their personal style. The app uses a proprietary algorithm to recommend items based on presented trends, using a “personality profile” to make purchases.

11

The company makes Alexa-compatible smart beauty tools.

11

An upstart that wants to build a “smart” watch for heavy users of fitness trackers, claiming it can cut the time it takes to get to the gym from 30 minutes to 10.

11

A machine/machine learning-powered platform for insurance that helps carriers and agents make smart decisions about coverage and pricing. Their solution is a white label platform that is built on top of a managed services provider.

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A startup that uses a mobile app and smart watch to help people monitor their health and fitness.

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A wireless charging pad for your smartphone. The company is working to make the whole process of charging wirelessly faster, and also plans to work on a spot-on version in which a charging pad can be placed on any surface and a smartphone can be placed on top to charge.

11

This startup wants to add a “human-sized” touch screen to your phone. The company makes touch screen “smart screens” that let you swipe by swiping.

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A platform for managing IoT devices. The startup wants to provide a platform for managing connected devices for smart homes, offices, etc.

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This company allows users to take notes on the go using their smartphone.

10

A patent-pending technology that turns smartphone screens into touchscreens by projecting them onto any surface.

10

A platform for companies to communicate with their clients in a way that’s “smarter, more personal, and consistent.”

9

 A company that makes smart locks for high-end residential housing, so that you can unlock your front door with your phone, for instance.

9

A new way of thinking about the internet of things — that it’s not just about smart devices. The company is building a platform that allows devices to communicate with one another and make sense of the data they’re collecting on the internet of things.

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A device that combines a smartphone and a projector into a single streaming device.

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A way for books to be read on a smartphone and stored in the cloud.

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 A smartphone app to help people exercise smarter, with a slew of new features.

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A platform that allows the owners of physical stores to digitalize the shopping experience. The company is building an app that lets customers scan and order products, then pay for them via their smartphone.

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This startup is building a universal smart lock for renters and homeowners alike.

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Helping businesses connect their physical products directly to consumers via the internet with their app, which acts as a “smart shelf” that helps customers scan items and find products they can purchase.

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A smart home lighting and thermostat system that connects to Wi-Fi, so users can control the system from anywhere.

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The startup is building a network of smart locks that work with a variety of home automation systems.

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A “smart recruiting” platform that helps companies find and hire the best employees for their job openings, using data as a guide.

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A startup that turns your home into a smart home, lets you monitor and control everything from your phone

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A startup that sells Smart Homes so people can control their home with their phone or other devices

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Idea: This is a mobile app that makes it easy to get a ride using your smartphone Riders can also use the app to manage their ride, directly with the driver, without speaking to a dispatcher It’s currently available in the Bay Area, with free rides during the trial period

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Idea: An e-commerce site that sells recycled products, such as old books, smartphones, and art

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Idea: A new kind of smart home thermostat

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Idea: A new way to execute smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain that’s meant to be more secure and less expensive

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Idea: A “smart” version of a public restroom

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Idea: A simple, powerful, and intuitive tool for creating smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain

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

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Idea: A new kind of digital bank for the unbanked that doesn’t require a smartphone or a bank account

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Idea: Grow food indoors using smartphone apps

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Idea: Node is building a microwave that can connect to a smartphone and cook food It's crowdfunding the device on Kickstarter and claims that it can cook a frozen pizza in 2 minutes

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Idea: A smart contract platform using a Bitcoin-like UTXO model

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Idea: A software company that wants to build project management applications that are smarter and easier to use than what’s available today

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Idea: A smart thermostat that’s more efficient, and makes it easier to control heating in office buildings

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Idea: An AI startup that is building a smart sales and marketing assistant The app lets users build their own persona, then acts as a personal assistant to help users schedule meetings and keep track of tasks

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Idea: An online marketplace to trade used and broken smartphones The startup is currently focused on the UK but is looking to expand to other countries

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

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Idea: A startup that helps restaurants in India optimize their kitchen workflow, and take advantage of technology like smart fridges and credit card processing.

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Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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Idea: A startup that automates the process of making a 3D scan of a person using just a smartphone and a standard webcam.

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Idea: A startup that wants to build a “Bloomberg terminal for the Internet of Things”, aiming to help companies that make connected devices from cars to smart homes maintain security.

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

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Idea: A startup that makes smart home devices. One of its products, a WiFi-connected laser for the kitchen called Clipi, automatically adds a plant-based seasoning to food as it cooks.

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Idea: This corporate wellness startup is building a platform that lets companies and their employees take their fitness out of the gym and into the world. Their first product, a smart wearable that tracks your steps and other activities, is currently being beta tested in the Bay Area.

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Idea: A startup that is building a “better” version of the Amazon Dash button to make it easier for people to interact with their smart home.

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A smart thermostat that syncs with your phone and can be controlled from anywhere.

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Idea: This startup wants to help India’s 600 million smartphone users take advantage of the country’s rapidly growing e-commerce market.

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Idea: A maker of a line of smart kitchen products which includes a smart juicer, a smart steamer, and a smart knife sharpener.

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Idea: A startup that makes a smart, wearable sleeve for injured athletes. The startup is meant to help athletes get back into the game faster after an injury. It is manufactured in the US and helps keep athletes safe from further injury.

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 A startup that sells a subscription service to teach people how to use their smartphones

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