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

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

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

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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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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.

86

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

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

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

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

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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.

83

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

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

82

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

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

81

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.

81

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

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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.

81

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

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

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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.

79

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

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

77

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

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

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

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

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

73

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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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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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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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.

68

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

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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

67

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.

67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

58

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.

58

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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

53

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 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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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 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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“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.

52

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

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

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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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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.

50

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

50

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

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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.

49

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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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 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.

47

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.

47

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

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

46

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.

45

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

45

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

44

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

42

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.

42

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.

42

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.

42

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 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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A startup that creates a “smart”

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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

41

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

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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.

41

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

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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.

40

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.

39

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

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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 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 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.

37

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

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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 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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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.

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

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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.

35

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 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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“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 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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

31

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: Fixing the security holes in the smart home

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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 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: 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.

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

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

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