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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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 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” 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 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 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 system that uses AI to manage lighting, connected devices, and thermostats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

60

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

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A company that produces smart meters in India.

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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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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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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 desktop app for managing and monitoring a corporate smartphone fleet.

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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 creates a “smart”

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

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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 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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A company that helps teachers teach their students about the impact of their 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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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 company that lets people stream movies from their smartphones using the company’s app.

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

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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 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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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 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.

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

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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 builds sensor-based lights and other devices that can be controlled by 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 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 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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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 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 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 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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Smart objects that can track and report on temperature, light, humidity, and CO2 levels in a home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

16

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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A company that builds smart, modular hydroponic grow systems

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

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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.

12

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.

12

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.

12

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.

12

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

12

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

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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A company that makes customizable “smart” athletic apparel.

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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.

10

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

10

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

10

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

10

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

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

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

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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.

9

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

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 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.

9

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

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

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

8

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

8

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

6

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.

6

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.

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

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

4

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

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Idea: Fixing the security holes in the smart home

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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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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 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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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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