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A startup that lets employers access their employees’ social media profiles to see what they’re doing at work.

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A startup that helps nonprofits build a social media strategy for their causes

369

An AI that can determine what a customer wants, based on their social media likes and shares.

350

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

281

A social network for LGBTQ+ millennials. The company wants to help LGBTQ+ people find and connect with others who are like them.

203

A social platform for people to connect with local businesses. The app works as a “local discovery app” that helps people discover places to eat and shop, and connects them with local businesses.

202

A startup that’s building a social network that connects strippers with clients

180

A startup that helps brands find and connect with influencers on YouTube, Instagram, and other social networks

160

A startup that helps people who are trying to learn a new language socialize with others online

152

A “social network for crypto users”, allowing them to share their investment and trading strategies with each other and follow other traders.

152

A platform that allows users to create digital, social, and physical products by sending messages to a group of people in a bid to crowdsource their ideas or get feedback.

142

A social platform that allows people to discover new places to eat and drink and people to discover new places to eat and drink.

139

A social network for people who want to broker deals online, offering a place to advertise, find buyers, and find sellers on the platform.

138

A free-to-play multiplayer game that takes the concept of the game of chess, and applies it to social networking.

129

A startup that wants to make the web more social and connect people. The company is building an ad-free platform to give users more control over how they use the web.

129

A social network that lets users find homes for pets

125

A social network that helps you find like-minded people and discover things to do.

124

A startup that wants to create a “socially responsible” bank account for people who want to support causes they care about.

124

A startup that tracks how often your employees are socializing and drinking, to monitor if they’re overdoing it. Based in San Francisco.

122

 A tool for managing and scaling social media campaigns. The startup is based in the UK and has raised $4 million in funding.

121

A startup that is looking to build a new type of gaming platform that will provide a more social experience for gamers.

118

A task management app and “social tool” for people who want to organize their lives.

116

A “social network for influencers”, a platform for those who have large social media followings to connect with brands and offer free content.

114

A “social media productivity tool” that helps you get everything done by prioritizing tasks and scheduling them out.

113

A startup that lets people create a website from a photo of their business card, which they can then share on social networks.

113

A “social network for nurses”, where nurses can connect with each other and patients. The company is currently focused on the US healthcare system.

112

A toolkit for marketers to create and manage social media campaigns.

109

Social network for entrepreneurs, allowing them to share ideas and get feedback for their business ideas. The startup is free for businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

107

A "social media for food" that brings restaurants and chefs together to create new menus and recipes.

106

 A company that helps brands market to their customers using social media.

106

A "text-based social network" where people can chat with each other, send text messages, and send emoticons and stickers.

106

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

106

This startup is building a tool that allows you to create your own “mini social network” across apps, like Facebook for your phone.

105

The company uses AI to detect and block spam images and comments. Its service is free for social media users.

103

A social network for in-person events.

103

A social app for sharing information and experiences from travel.

102

A social network for women who are searching for a job, created by the company that created the job board Ziprecruiter.

101

A company that lets you connect your company’s email and social media accounts, allowing employees to switch between email and social media accounts.

100

A new company to help people make connections in a city, using a “social media platform for the community”

100

A platform that helps brands track social media conversation and measure the effects of social media campaigns. The company is working with brands like Macy’s, Next, and Starbucks.

100

A social network for home improvement contractors to compare and rate each other’s work.

99

A company that helps brands create and distribute in-store marketing content across traditional and social media, allowing for a more efficient way to reach customers.

99

A platform for linking and managing your personal and professional social networks.

99

A “social network for entrepreneurs”, not unlike Instagram, but built for professional networking.

98

A SaaS platform for companies to manage their social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

98

This company is building an alternative to the social networks that people use to connect with others. Rather than posting updates about yourself, you can post updates about other people.

97

A startup for finding and “following” people you’ve met, using data from all your social networks and identifying the people you’ve never met.

96

a tool to help people measure and reduce the impact of their social media use on their personal and professional lives. It’s been downloaded over 1 million times.

96

A “family-friendly” social network for college students.

96

A startup that is building a platform to help musicians increase their social media following

95

A company building a social network for influencers.

95

A social network for people who want to gain the attention of “strong women who have a life beyond their job”.

95

A “social network for soccer fans”, with a goal of 1.5 million registered members by the end of 2019. The startup wants to give soccer fans a place to interact, share stories, create and follow clubs, teams, players and other personalities.

95

The 2017 batch was selected based on their work in the field, their potential to drive positive social impact, and their fit with Y Combinator’s mission. The following companies were selected:

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A startup that provides a platform to help businesses manage their social media accounts

93

A digital agency that helps companies manage their social media, PR, and digital marketing. The startup is aiming to tackle the gap between everyday businesses and the marketing departments that need to manage them.

93

A startup that helps brands manage their social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

93

A tool that lets people manage their social media accounts on one platform.

93

A startup that’s building a business platform for people who want to monetize their own social media content and make money instead of just getting paid to post it.

93

A team health and fitness app with a day-by-day view of your schedule, tracking your reps, sets, rest and rest-pause sessions. The app also creates a social network around your workouts, creating a community around shared fitness goals.

93

A health-maintenance company for the elderly, focusing on their social needs. The company’s founder and president, Alejandro Ortiz, said that for many older people, social engagement often goes missing, making it harder for them to stay healthy.

92

Builds a retail website for selling products via Instagram. The startup’s founder says that the website is “the world’s first” to use the social platform to sell physical products online.

92

A system that allows people to request items from businesses by scanning a QR code and sharing the results on social media

92

A social network for hiring and managing outside contractors in the US.

92

A software product that helps publishers track social media traffic.

92

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

91

A startup that uses machine learning to help brands identify the best time to post to their social media channels.

91

A social platform that helps athletes manage their training, nutrition and recovery plans.

91

A simple social network where people can post things, and follow people on the network. Users can then comment on each other’s posts, or post their own.

90

A startup that helps you better manage your relationships on social networks.

90

A social network for the deaf, modeled after its popular iPhone app. The company has expanded its offerings to include audio versions of the app for the deaf and hard of hearing.

90

A social media marketing tool that lets you create posts, and then suggests the best time to post them.

90

This company helps middle schoolers learn about social justice by teaching them about the history of slavery in the US, how it intersects with other historical events, and what we can do to fight it now.

90

A social media community for artists and art lovers.

89

A tool that helps brands looking to engage with influencers. The company claims to be able to find influencers in any niche, bringing them into a social network.

89

A text-based platform for sharing your photos, videos, and location over the Internet. The company is building a social network for photography that they say will be able to support 3 billion photos by 2028.

89

A social network that incentivizes users to share posts by offering points and prizes to creators.

89

A startup that lets companies link their websites with their social properties and their email newsletters.

89

A social media platform that focuses on live video, rather than posting to a timeline after the fact. Users can watch and interact with other users live.

89

Mixer is a dating app for people who want to meet others in a more social setting. It’s an app like Tinder, but it’s free to use and allows users to pay to chat with others.

89

The goal of this startup is to help consumers shop for services that match their needs, rather than relying on recommendations from friends and family. The company looks to compete with platforms like Groupon and LivingSocial by selling subscriptions that will take care of the customer. The startup is already working with a number of Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

89

A platform that provides news content on social media sites

88

A company that’s building a social network for the $1.4 trillion dry cleaning industry

88

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

88

A social media platform that brings brand power to the local community. It works by giving brands a platform on which they can interact with consumers and promote their products.

88

An employee social network for companies with more than 100 employees. The app is meant to help companies manage their team members, and even help with connections between employees.

88

A social network for millennials, and for people who want to make money for millennials. It allows users to earn royalties from their content and has a referral program.

88

A startup that lets you do to your social media presence what you do to your personal email: use AI to curate your feed, and personalize it.

87

An “organic social network” for concerts, sports, and events. It’s like Eventbrite for everything.

87

Create a social network where people promote content and earn from the ads they share.

87

A marketing tool that lets you track your social media interactions, and see which customers are most engaged, most likely to buy, or engaged at all. The company has raised $2 million in funding.

87

A startup that is a private social network for users to share their content

86

A social portal for the LGBTQ community

86

Their goal is to build a platform that allows people to earn money off the things they love to do, with the idea that there are countless opportunities to earn money from social media.

86

A social enterprise that trains and provides jobs for refugees, and which also works to provide food and shelter to those displaced.

86

A startup that wants to provide a platform to help social networks like Instagram and Twitter track their users’ whereabouts. It has a list of “verified” users to help set it apart.

86

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

86

As a person’s social circle expands, it gets harder to keep track of old and new friends. Fellow is a service that helps you keep track of everyone you know, and share them with others.

86

A tool for helping retail brands track their brand’s data, including how their products are selling on social media.

86

A marketing and PR automation platform that helps businesses streamline their media relations and social media efforts.

86

A social network for shared care that pairs doctors with patients.

86

A new form of social networking where users input specific preferences about the people they want to meet, rather than using the usual “like” or “dislike” functions.

85

A startup that lets users receive notifications when someone they follow on social media posts pictures of themselves.

85

A social networking site for people who like to cook.

85

Another company looking to build a social media platform for dating, focusing on the Latinx market in the US.

85

A social network for women that encourages them to share and connect.

85

A startup that provides a way to identify fake news by tracking the amount of engagement it gets on social media.

85

A platform that pulls in all your social data and turns it into a dashboard for you to use.

85

A platform for social media content curation, with a focus on the financial sector. The company has been pitching the idea of creating “content factories” which can create content and deliver it in real-time to markets.

85

A social destination for food and drink recommendations.

85

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

84

A company that makes it easier to share your daily life on social media.

84

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

84

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

84

A startup that helps people make social media accounts that do not violate Instagram’s policies with a tool to create a fake IG profile.

84

A startup building a Facebook-style social network for the fashion industry

83

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

83

Software for small businesses to set up social media marketing campaigns

83

“A new type of data marketplace, we are creating a marketplace where you can buy and sell your data. Everything from your browsing history to your location data, and from your health data to your social media data. We are building a data marketplace that enables you to monetize your data.”

83

A social buying service for clothes, appliances, and more. The startup has raised $3.5 million from investors including Google Ventures.

83

A social network for church members that wants to help members find others of like faith.

83

A social media site for bloggers, with the goal of helping people find the most interesting content and share it with their friends.

83

A company building a social network for sharing and interacting with t-shirts, not just buying them. The startup is also building a marketplace for sharing and selling these shirts.

83

Cone.io is a SaaS platform that allows companies to build their own social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

83

A startup that wants to help companies get a head start on building a social media presence before they launch.

83

A social enterprise in Indonesia that sells bedsheets made of recycled plastic. The company is building a factory that can make up to 50,000 bedsheets a week.

82

A tool that allows you to build and control your own social profiles with your photo and bio.

82

The startup’s mobile app is meant to help photographers plan their shoots, then let them share photos directly to social media.

82

A way of organizing a person's social life through a calendar. The startup is backed by Y Combinator, and the company is currently focused on the enterprise market, but plans to bring it to consumers soon.

82

A startup that is developing a platform that helps creative agencies, brands and agencies capture and broadcast videos with social media. The idea is to help brands showcase their work and have the material distributed through a variety of channels.

82

The company wants to build a tool to quickly and easily streamline and automate ad campaigns across social networks.

82

A social network for remote companies that let’s you see what your colleagues are working on, see what they’ve been working on in the past, and share feedback.

82

An online tool to create social media ad campaigns, giving clients a way to manage multiple accounts from one place.

82

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

82

Social media that caters to Indian users with an emphasis on comedians and other entertainers.

82

A project management tool for non-profits, with a “social component” that helps them manage events and volunteers.

82

This search engine is trying to build the next generation of search results, with a focus on both social media and deep links.

81

A tool for getting a lot of attention on social media, especially Twitter. It's basically a social media management app that helps you build a plan for driving lots of followers, likes, retweets, etc.

81

A platform to help you track the media you consume by linking it to your social media accounts.

81

A social find-a-ride app that’s loosely based on Uber, but with a different business model, focusing on peer-to-peer rides that take place in a ride-sharing network.

81

A tool that enables users to automatically draft and share social media posts

81

A social network for those in finance, made with the goal of “reducing the cost of the financial system by democratizing access to financial markets.”

81

A social networking app that allows people to find community, find friends, and meet people close to their geographic location

81

Building a product to help journalists stay safe from fake news and social engineering.

81

A startup that provides a service where people can hire someone to help them with their social media presence (ie post on facebook, tweet, etc)

80

This is a social platform where users can post their own stories in order to inspire others.

80

A social network that pays people to share their lives with others.

80

A social discovery app that finds and connects people based on their shared interests.

80

a social network for people who want to learn about the world. The startup has over 100,000 users, and now has clients in the US, Europe, China, and India.

80

This startup is building a platform for sharing pictures of food. It’s simple and turns the act of eating into a social activity. It’s a way to get people together around food and helps businesses promote their products in a way that’s both fun and useful.

80

A company that makes it easy for brands to build and launch their own social media accounts, for free. They charge brands for the pages they create rather than charging a fixed subscription fee.

80

A startup that lets you create a site for a sports team in four minutes and then charges them a monthly fee based on their social media following

79

The company’s first product is a way to manage your social media posts across multiple platforms like Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn.

79

A company that makes it easy for websites to allow users to post photos to social networks from their websites

79

A platform for people to connect on a more personal level than on social media. A more serious side hustle to try to make rent.

79

A digital marketing platform that lets companies target users based on their social media activity.

79

A “social marketplace for manufacturing”, where manufacturers can find and price items from suppliers, and suppliers can find customers.

79

"The world’s first social dating app for underrepresented groups,” which is to say, people of color.

79

A leaderboard that uses push notifications and social media to let consumers know when their favorite brands are engaging with them.

79

A startup that provides a suite of mobile-first eCommerce tools to help drive business growth. They’re building a platform to help brands create a single, seamless customer experience across all sales channels including online, mobile, social, in-store and in-app.

79

A platform for managing and tracking social media conversations. The company’s first product is a chatbot that lets people manage their social media conversations.

78

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

78

A social network for the furry community, owned by the same company as Fur Affinity.

78

A platform that connects brands with influencers for advertising, sponsored content, and social media campaigns.

78

A social network for people who work from home. The startup is built for those who want to bring more community into their lives, helping them to connect with others who have similar jobs.

78

 A tool that helps social workers create and share custom case notes with other social workers.

78

A social network for subscribers of the New York Times to share content and engage with one another.

78

A tool that helps deep dive into the conversations happening on social media. The startup helps companies to gain insight into their customer communication.

78

A company building a social media service that brings the power of a highly engaged Facebook group to a brand’s Facebook page.

78

 A  service for managing social networks for small businesses.

78

A social networking app that aims to help people find an apartment in their neighborhood to rent with a few taps. It’s currently in private beta.

77

Measuring the legal and ethical impact of social media.

77

A startup that helps brands create their own social media. The company is building a tool for brands to create a social media presence on other social media networks and manage their presence on them.

77

A platform that lets you manage your video and social media presence from one place, allowing you to have a single profile across a variety of social networks.

77

A company that will help people market their business on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

77

A tool for tracking and sharing the status of social media pages.

77

A social app that lets you go on dates with people who are single and looking for dates, or have a date picked out for you.

77

A “Social Commerce Platform” that allows brands to tie social media to their sales. The startup wants to help brands take advantage of social media to interact with their customers and drive sales. It’s working with a number of brands including Lululemon, Gatorade, and, most recently, Kia.

77

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.

77

A startup that makes it easier for brands to manage their PR, social media, and content distribution in one place. The startup is building a ‘media dashboard’ that allows brands to manage all their social media and PR channels, and track their performance.

77

This company wants to make it easier to sell people's old cars for them. The startup uses a site to sync with a person's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and then finds their car on VIN-based sites like CarGurus and AutoTrader.com. Then, they'll take a significant cut of the sale price to buy back a car.

76

This startup is building software that allows you to make your own personalized and short videos for social media.

76

A cloud-based platform that allows businesses to sell merchandise using paid advertising, sponsored content and interactive social ads.

76

Polldaddy is an app that allows users to make polls, collect data, and share the results. It works with most social media and blogging platforms.

76

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

76

A social network for people who want to maintain privacy while using the internet

76

A startup that plans to provide a way for people to quickly see when new content has been added to a social media platform.

75

A toolkit that allows developers to add in-game social features to their games and make them more accessible to players.

75

A venture-backed accelerator that prepares social-media influencers to launch their own online ventures, helping them manage their social-media buzz and their brand and how they interact with the public.

75

A company that uses social media to measure sales. The company claims to be the first to use programmatic buying to measure sales.

75

A social network where users can connect and share information about plants.

75

An API for the creation of short videos to be distributed across social media platforms.

75

A social network for the diaspora, connecting expats with family and friends back home.

75

 A social network for creatives and photographers, where users can discover, follow, and search for work by the same criteria.

74

This startup uses data from social media, online reviews, and offline interactions to help B2B companies make better hiring decisions.

74

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

74

A platform that allows groups to set up private social media accounts and run them as a group. The teams you’re a part of can choose their own rules and restrictions, so it’s a sort of Slack with a self-controlled community.

74

WAM is building a mobile application that allows brands to better manage their social media accounts.

74

A new platform that creates targeted ads using the data from your social media. It’s not clear how exactly this would work, but the startup is hoping to “dramatically change the way brands target customers”.

74

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

74

A social network for financial advisors, aimed to help them find new clients and provide timely advice.

74

Platform that helps you build your own personal brand, including a social network to help you make connections with others. The startup is taking the “personal brand” concept to a whole new level.

74

A startup that helps people stay motivated to stay off social media (like Facebook) for healthier lives. The startup has worked with over 1,000 customers, with over 1,500 employees using their product.

74

A startup that makes social media accounts for businesses/brands and posts unique content

73

A content curation and social network platform for news-makers

73

A software startup that wants to create a way to automatically package and publish videos on social media in a way that doesn’t require extensive video editing.

73

This startup is building a social network for people to share their favorite places in their city, the things they like about them, and maybe even buy things from them.

73

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

73

A subscription-based social media platform that integrates with Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to share posts and access content.

73

A way to track the progress of a storm through social media and other channels.

73

A digital platform for managing a team’s social media presence.

73

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

73

A social media app for content creators.

73

A social network for people to share and discover what’s new in their city.

73

This app, pitched as a “social marketing platform”, lets people create and organize their own Facebook pages.

72

A tool to help event producers manage their social media posts, customer service, and other communications. It’s an ad-free, content-focused social media management tool with 15,000 paying customers.

72

A SaaS service that helps businesses manage their social media accounts, and make money from them. The startup charges a fee for the service, but it’s unclear how much.

72

“Ask.fm for the Enterprise” is a chat app for enterprises that lets employees be more productive, and more importantly, more social. The company has raised $150,000 in seed funding and aims to launch in April.

72

A social network for people who want to share their love of opera. The startup has raised $2.6M.

72

A startup that helps people manage their social media presence, making sure they aren’t posting the same content too often.

72

An SDK for automatically creating, updating, and publishing content to social media.

72

A tool for help with self-promotion and capturing content content on social sites.

72

This startup is building a tool that allows companies to build a shareable video about their business. Users can clip the video and share it on social media, and companies can see how many views it generates.

71

This is an application for trading 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mortgages. The startup has raised $1.4 million from investors like Alphabet’s GV and Comcast’s NBCUniversal Ventures. Prior to YC, the company raised $1.2 million in seed funding from investors like Cowboy Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Social Starts and Social Finance.

71

We’re taught that the key to social science is “social observation”.

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A targeted social reach tool for businesses that allows for an insight into their customers.

71

A startup that ranks articles written by users based on what they read, how they write, and what they post on social media.

71

A startup that helps companies manage their “digital customer relationships”, including email and social media. It’s already live with companies like Nasty Gal.

70

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

70

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

70

A platform that helps brands get social media engagement from their customers. The company is developing a micro-blogging platform for brands, with a focus on its “Brand Advocates”, who are Instagrammers who are paid to share and promote the brands with their followers. The company is nearing $2 million in funding after raising $800,000 in seed capital.

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A company that helps you create real-time social media campaigns, with an app and an email builder.

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A system that helps people connect the dots between their physical and digital lives, that helps them understand the world around them. People can use the app to find out if someone has talked about them on social media, see if they’ve visited a particular location, and snap a photo of an item they want to buy and see if they can find it elsewhere.

70

A startup that wants to help you build your own social network, but for animals. The startup wants to draw in fans and breeders of different pets like dogs and cats and help them stay in touch with each other.

70

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

70

This startup’s “intelligent” bot helps branded social media users come up with content ideas. It then recommends a topic for followers to post on the social media platform.

69

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

69

A platform that aims to make managing your social media conversations more efficient.

69

A platform for creating social connections around events, which is currently a popular form of entertainment. The startup wants to help users curate real-world events and build a community around them.

69

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.

69

A startup that’s building a system that lets users find out more about the background of the influencers they follow on social media.

69

The startup is building a social network for people who love to cook, with an emphasis on making it a place where everyone can learn from each other’s cooking.

69

A decentralized social network for news and video, aimed at offering more “credible” news.

68

Causes that want to communicate with people on Facebook and other social media platforms can now do so through a Facebook-style private messaging platform that will allow users to send and receive messages through a growing list of apps and services. The company says the community is growing rapidly and has over 200,000 members.

68

A social network for pet owners, where owners can post photos of their pets, find like-minded people, and post and discuss questions about their choices for pets.

68

A tool for artists to build custom videos for their social media profiles.

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A social enterprise, with a focus on childcare, women’s empowerment, and animal welfare

67

This startup is building a platform for turning the data generated from social media posts into leads, and then pushing that data out to sales teams.

67

A web-based platform for managing and distributing digital content, with a focus on social impact journalism.

67

A platform that integrates translations into a contact form. They are also working on a social integration for translation between users.

67

A “social” investing platform that connects pro-investors with the best opportunities for them to put their money to work.

67

They’re building a credit scoring platform that looks at your credit history, social media presence, and other things to predict your creditworthiness.

67

A company that makes a social network for people who are visually impaired.

67

The startup is building a marketplace for social and environmental benefits that companies can offer to their customers. The idea is that companies can leverage these “social benefits” to boost the loyalty of customers who want to do the right thing.

67

A SaaS-based startup that helps retailers and brands connect with influencers and bloggers to create content that drives social media engagement and sales.

67

This startup pitches itself as a “social network for developers”, with an emphasis on the “social” part.

66

A social network for the humanitarian sector, not unlike Care2 but more focused on the humanitarian side of things like conflict zones, refugees and the like.

66

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

66

A hotel booking app for the Middle East, powered by a social network of travelers and a marketplace of local and international hotel partners.

66

Building a social network for people who are in the military, and want to connect with other service members who are also in need of support.

66

A startup that lets you share blog posts, products, and events with your social network through SMS. It’s free, and as you write you get paid in cash, in dollars or in bitcoin.

66

A platform that helps businesses manage their social media accounts. The company sells social media management for businesses at $10 a month, and has plans to launch a consumer version.

65

A web-based platform to make it easy for businesses to grow their social media presence, through tools like a social media management dashboard, a social media scheduling tool, and a social media optimization tool.

65

A new kind of social network for content creators. The startup is building a way to help content creators share their work via messaging, voice and video, and wants to compete with platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter.

65

A B2B company that provides a “social-first” approach to business, simplifying the process of team collaboration and business communications.

65

A platform that makes it easy for people to find new jobs and internships, connecting employers and job seekers through the use of social networks.

65

A Swiss startup that wants to help people find the best doctors online by rating them on social media and text messaging.

65

A “social network for club members” that lets you save the best events in a club’s calendar for your friends to see.

64

A startup that makes it easier to hire freelance workers through a platform that allows managers to post jobs, and then compare candidates based on credentials, previous work, and social recommendations.

64

A customer support platform for social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

64

The social network for stylists offering them a place to collaborate, share ideas, and build relationships. It’s a network for stylists, but it’s not like a LinkedIn. It’s more like a Facebook for stylists.

64

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

64

A tool for marketers to promote products on site and social media. The startup is based in Brazil.

64

A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have someone manage their social media accounts

63

A startup that wants to help organizations build better customer service experiences. The startup builds artificial intelligence to help organizations capture customer insights with its software. It claims to be able to predict customer service issues by scanning a customer’s social media activity.

63

In the US, 90% of people’s social media profiles use photos, but only 50% of those photos are actually being used for social purposes. A company that wants to solve the problem, BuildFace is a tool that uses facial recognition to curate a digital photo-portfolio, using contextual photos to augment a person’s personal brand.

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"A social platform for people who are too busy to decide"

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A “social network built for the modern millennial”, with features like a group chat, a profile page, a newsfeed, and social networking features to connect with nearby people.

63

A social network for remote workers focused on health and fitness.

62

A software company built to help streamline the process of creating marketing messages and tracking the results. Its software can make it easier for companies to share their messages on social media, help them track how effective their marketing messages are and allow them to better understand what customers are saying about them.

62

Social networking for farmers. Farmline’s pitch is that as farmers grow and share more info about their crops, they’ll be able to reap more benefits from the same share.

62

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

62

A company that aims to make it easier to do real-time social marketing for B2B brands.

62

A social platform for a new generation of sports fans. The company wants to attract the casual sports fan who never watches their local teams on TV, but enjoys following them online. The startup is currently in YC Summer 2019.

61

A platform for tracking which email and social media inboxes people check, and which ones they just don’t. Their Co-founder says they’re already working with more than 1,000 customers, and their first product in the works is a “personas” platform for businesses, which helps brands better understand who their customers are.

61

This company is building a chat-based social network for enthusiasts that aims to allow users to share their experiences and advice with each other, like Reddit or Quora. It’s a spin on the social media platform idea: instead of frequent posts from celebrities, the goal is to get your friends to post about their experiences and thoughts.

61

A company that makes credit scores that are based on a person’s social media activity, rather than their credit history.

61

 A SaaS platform that aims to provide real-time updates for companies on their brand's social media activity.

60

A company that helps employees build their personal brand, which they say is a natural outgrowth of the social and professional networks they’re already in.

60

A tool for creating and sharing art, photographs, and videos with social networks and other online platforms.

60

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

60

 This startup aims to help people change the way they use the internet. It looks to improve engagement, helping people find meaning in their lives and hobbies, and helping them find like-minded people for social interaction.

60

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

59

A tool that helps you schedule and manage your social media presence.

59

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

59

A karaoke app, with the company pitching a feature that lets users record a video of their karaoke performance and share it on social media.

59

A company that wants to create a GIF-like function for GIFs. The app allows people to make their own GIFs, and then share them through social media or email.

59

A social network for artists who work with their fans to manage their online profiles and get paid for the work they produce.

58

Pitch: A learning platform for students, with gamification and a “social network” feeling.

58

A program that helps businesses and nonprofits engage their volunteers through social media, newsletters, and email.

58

A “social beauty community” platform.

58

A startup that wants to make social media more fun, enabling people to share their stories in a more immersive way.

58

A for-profit company that wants to create a social network for “sponsored content” where brands pay to influence public opinion.

57

A platform for the entertainment industry to showcase talent, with a focus on both live events and social media stars. The company is looking to build out a 20,000-person network for talent.

57

 A social network for bloggers, publishers, and readers to keep in touch and share content.

57

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

57

A startup that helps people create more effective ways to market themselves on social media.

56

A social media app that claims to help people “organically grow their social networks”.

56

A social network for companies that want to provide business solutions.

56

A startup that “provides an AI-powered, ad-free content-based search experience for social media that allows users to see engagement, content, and activity across multiple social media channels and news outlets.”

56

A web app that brings a person’s social media accounts together into a single interface, for use with Slack or email.

56

The startup is building a platform for event organizers to build their own branded events. It’s aiming to help organizers build a “social network of events” that start conversations.

56

The company’s goal is to be the most socially responsible fashion platform on the web. “We’re like the Etsy for buying sustainable products,” says CEO Rami.

54

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.

54

A digital marketing platform for companies that want to track their keywords, social media accounts, and email marketing campaigns.

54

Transact is a platform that connects brands with fans via social media, allowing brands to target fans and offer rewards.

54

SMI (Social Media Intelligence) is a startup at the intersection of social media and data, which helps businesses get insights from social media. It’s helped “more than 15,000 customers” including GE, Ford, and the U.S. Bank.

54

Social network for content creators that wants to be the next Instagram. It’s already active in France, Spain, and Germany with plans to expand to the U.S. and Asia.

54

The startup is building a “social network for travelers” that connects them to one another and helps them share tips with each other.

54

A mobile app that helps people manage their social media profiles. The startup is currently focused on identifying influencers and helping brands manage their social media presence.

53

A social network for immigrants in the United States. The startup wants to create a community where immigrants can connect with each other and immigrant-owned businesses.

53

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.

53

A startup that wants to help companies automate their marketing campaigns across social media.

53

An AI-powered marketing platform for marketers working on social media.

53

A platform that allows users to post content, sell products, and manage their social media directly from their website.

52

This startup is building a closed social network for people who are physically or emotionally unable to socialize with others in the same way as most of the world. The idea is that they’ll want to be part of a social network, but they can’t be fully active because of a physical or emotional impairment.

52

A company that lets people create their own online social network, complete with games and community features.

52

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

52

A company that helps people record and share their medical stories for future doctors to review by using a social network.

52

A startup that adds social features to a business's website.

52

A video platform that works across social media and mobile devices

52

A self-service multi-channel marketing platform that works across social, email, and traditional channels.

52

A social network for people working in the creative industries.

52

A chatbot that can answer questions about social security benefits. The startup is building a chatbot that is programmed to answer questions about social security benefits, creating a conversational interface between government and citizens.

51

A startup that wants to help you manage your social media accounts with the goal of making it easy to run the same account across multiple devices.

51

A social network for professional photographers

51

A startup and time tracker for freelancers. It’s also a social network for the growing number of freelancers.

51

A platform that helps people with their social security taxes. It’s a SaaS that helps people with their social security taxes.

51

 A community of and for people who don’t like to login to the internet. A social networking site for users who are interested in meeting up offline.

50

A startup that helps marketers create social media content on a micro-benchmark basis

50

A startup that provides a way to connect donors with nonprofits through the power of social media.

50

A “socially conscious” credit card that doesn’t charge users extra for not using plastic. The startup has a $1 billion market cap.

50

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

49

A company that helps create a single app for managing all of your social media accounts.

49

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

49

A vertical website that allows people to write about their experiences with different products and services. It was built by the founders of HackerYou, a startup that helped people connect with each other and build software in the same way Facebook and other social networks did.

49

A social media platform for artists, who can use it to share their work and connect with other artists.

49

A company that hires a team of journalists, photographers, videographers and social media managers to create content for companies to share on social media.

49

Activell is a browser-based service that helps companies track and report their social media efforts. The startup says it can manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram campaigns across the globe.

49

With this company’s “socially intelligent” inventory management system, manufacturers can better predict demand for their products in real time, and thus lower their costs. It integrates with factories’ inventory systems and takes orders and shipment predictions from social networks to figure out where to place a product’s next shipment.

48

A social network that will help you decide what kind of person you are.

48

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

48

A “social discovery and recommendation” app that enables people to discover new products and services from their other social media accounts, without them having to leave a platform.

48

A “social network for treating mental health”.

48

A social media tool that allows users to upload selfies and then tag them with certain details. The startup wants to make it easier for people to tag a photo with information, whether it be the date or a description.

48

A social network for Latin Americans in the US and Mexico that lets them connect, share photos, and discover events and activities related to their culture.

48

Social commerce startup that offers a way for shops to translate their product descriptions into multiple languages, and allows users to easily connect with the businesses that sell the items.

48

This startup is looking to bring the power of location, social, and commerce to micro-businesses like restaurants and flower shops.

47

Real-time social network for service workers

47

A tool to help people manage their social media presence, through reporting, curating, and scheduling.

47

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

47

A platform for managing and selling social media accounts. The company plans to make a browser extension that will place your social media feed in a dashboard for you to see, and then allow you to manage all of your social media accounts from one place. It’s expected to raise $20 million in a Series A.

47

A social grocery store that allows users to order groceries through a single platform to have them delivered.

47

A startup trying to help domestic violence victims connect with resources and foster social networks of support. They’re looking to hire a coder to help make their product.

47

The startup is looking to build a “social network for artists” using a subscription service and a monthly membership fee.

47

A startup that tells you how good a product is based on Alexa ratings, reviews, and social media activity.

46

A way to create social experiences around events.

46

A task management app built for startups. Some of the features include social sharing, time tracking, and a calendar that can push notifications to the phone.

46

A startup that’s building a tool to help companies manage their social media presence from a single dashboard. It currently has $12,000 in monthly recurring revenue, and charges a flat $5 monthly fee.

45

A startup that offers the ability to schedule meetings with anyone through Facebook Messenger. Social Calendar is an iOS app that aims to make scheduling meetings easier, with features like a calendar widget and a back-and-forth messaging system to make scheduling a breeze.

44

A social networking platform to help English learners learn English, and for native speakers to learn Spanish.

44

A social network that allows users to share their resume on-demand. It began as a service for startups that was later applied to the larger job market.

44

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

44

A tool meant to help companies automate the onboarding process for new employees by using machine learning to read and evaluate new workers’ social media bios.

43

A UK-based startup that offers a social network for “sculptors and studios”. The company is focused on helping artists “have more control over their work”.

43

 A startup that collects data from social media networks and aggregates them into daily reports that can be used to measure the human conversation that happens on the internet.

43

A company that helps companies create content marketing campaigns across all of their marketing channels — from email marketing to social media marketing to paid media.

43

A software-as-a-service platform that helps brands run social video campaigns.

43

A social network for people who want to buy and sell real estate. It’s currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, and is intended to compete with Zillow and Trulia.

43

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

43

A company that says it’s “the Uber of community management” for social media teams.

42

This is a messaging app for nonprofit organizations. The goal is to make it easier for groups to send information and announcements, but also to build a social network for the groups.

42

A tool for creating and sharing custom image files for social media. The startup is looking to make it easier than ever for brands to create and share the right promotional images.

42

A social media platform that aims to be a a more transparent version of Instagram. It’s a service that allows users to tag each other in posts, and then share posts that they’ve tagged.

42

A tool that helps businesses identify the best-performing social media posts and shares across various media platforms.

42

A social network for antique collectors and dealers. It helps users find and buy and sell antiques, matching them with people who have the same taste.

42

A way for companies to manage their brand’s social media accounts. The company wants to partner with big brands and tell them how to use the platform, then get a cut when they do so.

42

A mobile app that allows people to create real-time surveys and quizzes about their day, with a social component so they can share the activity with friends.

42

A social network for businesses to share what they’re working on, see each other’s progress, and share feedback.

42

This startup provides a platform for people to to create a ‘personal AI’ to help them track and manage their personal data. They use data from your emails, social media, and web browsing to help you monitor your data, and create a personalized AI to help you manage your personal data, with the data you give them being anonymized.

41

This is a tool for managing your social media presence. It’s a bit like social media management firm Social.com, but for social media.

41

A startup that helps grow Instagram influencers by giving them access to a community of other social media influencers and brands.

41

A startup that aims to help brands create a "more human" social media presence.

41

A platform that brings the power of social media to event promotion. The startup helps event organizers manage their social accounts, invite people to the event, and encourage them to talk about their experience on social platforms.

41

This startup is building a social network for doctors and patients to share experiences and track how a patient is doing on a particular ailment.

41

A social shopping app, built for users who want to buy a birthday gift for their parent, but don’t want to go to the mall.

41

A social network for college students with over 20k students currently enrolled. Its founders are looking to build a student-focused influencer platform that’s optimized for mobile, with a focus on gaming and video content.

41

A startup that wants to help connect businesses with people who need jobs. It uses social networks and other online networks to find candidates.

40

A solution for businesses to track all their employees with a single dashboard, including social media data like likes and comments that can be filtered to show only in-house activity. The startup is aiming to make it easier to manage social media in-house.

40

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

40

A social platform that allows users to express themselves and create their own emojis

40

A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

40

A startup seeking to raise $150,000 to begin developing a platform that tracks how a business uses their social media and how it affects sales.

40

Celery is a social networking tool for startups and entrepreneurs, created in 2014. It was originally called “Hootsuite for startups” but changed its name in 2016. Celery allows users to plan, track and share information with their community, or network. It also includes a suite of tools for scheduling events and offers a marketplace for connected service providers.

39

A social network for dog walkers. Doggy is currently on its way to being a full-fledged startup, with a product release in September and a $200k seed round led by Seedcamp.

39

This company is building a social system for social media influencers to pitch products to their followers.

39

A social networking application for business professionals.

39

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

39

A social recommendation platform that hopes to organize recommendations by people, places, and things.

39

A startup that helps brands track influencers’ social media activity and potentially tweak marketing campaigns.

39

This startup is building a social-based platform where people can share, rate and review restaurant dishes and locations

39

A social network for all of the robot hobbies out there including 3D printing, futurism, robotics, and more.

39

A mission-based social platform for millennials to discover events based on their interests, follow the ones nearby, and make connections with people in their social networks.

38

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

38

A startup that aims to make it easier for independent contractors to build and manage their own online profiles, bringing a more personal, social and trusted experience to a traditionally impersonal service.

37

A SaaS company that helps companies sell more easily online. The company’s main product, Bizboss, helps companies build marketing campaigns across social media, email, search, and direct mail.

37

A system for creating and managing social campaigns for advertising, marketing, and sales.

37

A platform that matches employers and talent, allowing recruiters to tap into a large pool of candidates via social networks.

37

A startup to help people create and manage their social networks. Currently focusing on the Asian market.

37

The startup’s goal is to use machine learning to help advertisers reach more people on social media

37

A platform that allows a user to stay in touch with a social network without using the internet.

37

A decentralized, privacy-focused, social platform for the sharing and discussion of taboo things, like porn and sexuality.

37

A social media management tool that helps companies optimize their Facebook page.

37

A platform that helps you track down the best C-suite candidates among your employees. It’s a recruiting platform that uses a combination of algorithms and social media for finding top candidates for specific roles. It’s currently being used by YC and other startups including FundingPost and Foodspotting.

36

Spots are a blockchain-based social network powered by artificial intelligence. The company lets users create and manage their own chat groups, with each group being able to run a mini-economy.

36

An online campaign management platform that helps companies monitor and steer the conversation around their products, products that might otherwise get drowned out in the noise of social media.

36

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

36

A platform for recruiters to manage and find candidates from social networks. They charge companies by the number of applicants they get, and are already working with Y Combinator.

36

A social networking app that aims to give users a visual and chronological view of their social graph, enabling users to connect with people they know and like.

35

A tool that helps businesses track their social media posts to see how they’re doing.

35

A US-based startup that wants to help businesses and nonprofits track and report on their social media activity.

35

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

35

A tool that helps university students use social media to share and learn.

35

A music streaming service that focuses on music discovery. Co-founded by former Rdio and Spotify engineers, the startup will offer a curated “radio” experience, as well as a social experience where users can follow artists and share what they’re listening to.

35

A startup that allows employers to find candidates to do side hustle tasks, like writing blogs or social media posts, for a small fee.

35

A social network and digital platform in Mexico for LGBTQ+ users.

34

A private social network for women in Saudi Arabia, where women are nearly banned from working or even being on the internet.

34

A social media calendar app, aimed at people who want to take control of their social media schedule.

34

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

34

A “social news site,” built for Indian readers.

34

A social network that facilitates small businesses sharing photos and information about their businesses

34

A platform for social good data. The startup is looking to connect NGOs, businesses, and individuals into a real-time social impact community.

33

A platform that allows users to host their own events online, using a mix of location-based technology to lure attendees and social media to attract attendees.

33

A SaaS platform for social commerce that helps e-commerce companies set up and manage social media pages.

33

A company that is working with local governments to help them use the power of social media to bring transparency to city hall.

33

A platform that allows users to make their own websites and then connect them to Facebook and other social networks.

33

A tool for building interactive maps, allowing users to organize things like sports teams, book clubs, and other social groups.

32

A platform that allows merchants and brands to focus on their core products and services over general marketing efforts. The startup’s co-founder is the co-founder of the company that created Yo, the first social network for mobile devices.

32

The startup is building a “social tool” that helps millennials find and connect with one another to “help them grow their social capital”. The social platform has already built a $1.2 million round of funding and has raised another $3 million in a seed round.

32

A platform that allows users to build their own websites with an easy to use drag and drop interface. The site automates things like social sharing and other links.

32

A startup for scheduling social events, with an “invite only” feature that makes it more exclusive than a public event.

32

A software company that makes it easier for you to spend your money. The startup helps you find the best product for your needs, combining data from social media, news, and reviews to understand what you like and dislike.

31

This is an online video platform for people who want to produce content without needing to learn how to edit video. The app helps users create video with professional-level effects and edits, and allows users to share their videos on social media.

31

A tool to track and visualize a person’s social media activity. It’s a hit with marketers who want to see the impact of their social media campaigns.

31

A platform to create and share custom images for social media

30

A social network for people who want to earn money by sharing photos of themselves through a variety of different social channels.

30

This startup is building a bot for managing your restaurant’s social media accounts.

30

A product that helps people visualize how their social media presence is being used by brands. It’s built for small businesses, and is pitched as a way to help them manage their online reputation.

30

A tool for social entrepreneurs that tracks fundraising milestones and goals, preventing over-promising.

29

An AI-powered platform to allow businesses to manage social and digital marketing activities from one place.

29

A startup that helps businesses find tactics to help them engage with their customers through social media. The company has built a database of over 200,000 customers that it uses to get a sense of emerging trends and social media strategy.

28

A platform that helps HR managers manage their workday, including scheduling, managing tasks, and social networking.

28

A decentralized social network for users to exchange personal data, but which does not store any personal data.

28

A “social network for the professional dog groomers in the world”, allowing them to connect with customers and each other.

28

A platform that aims to help small business owners connect with customers through social media, in the hopes of improving customer loyalty.

28

A software-as-a-service platform that helps B2B companies build mobile apps, customizing the experience for different market segments. It offers a variety of features from telemetry to payment processing to social media support.

27

A startup that’s looking to put a face on the concept of “social impact” in a way that’s familiar to most people.

27

A startup that wants to make a way for brands to quickly and cheaply build an Instagram-like social media account directly on Facebook. Great for influencers who don’t want to deal with complicated Instagram accounts.

27

The startup is pitching itself as a “social ATM” that will let you make payments in person and online through a single app

27

A company that helps people learn different languages by tracking their daily interactions with social media.

27

A social network that allows users to chat and play games with their friends who are currently hanging out in the physical world. Users can also play games against friends at home, meanwhile.

27

A tool that helps brands and agencies create social media content that’s “faster, better, and more interesting”.

27

A company that helps brands communicate with their customers in a more personal way. The startup wants to make a “human social media network” that works in a more organic way, where you can reach people with specific interests without the need for any kind of targeting.

26

“A social life-tracking app for the digital age.” Users will be able to share and manage their social calendars as well as their personal goals and activities.

26

A startup that helps businesses monitor and manage their social media profiles, which they say is a $2B market today.

26

This is an effort to build a social network around the "sharing economy" that "provides more complete information related to people and homes" on the sharing economy than exists anywhere today.

26

Idea : This app and service helps urban planners and developers figure out what to do with empty lots, bringing a social element that allows neighbors to decide what to do.

26

A digital platform for companies to develop and manage their social media accounts. The company has more than 1,000 clients, earning a revenue of $1 million in the first year of launch.

25

 A social media platform focused on art. The startup wants to create a community around artistic endeavors and sales. The company’s current campaign has a goal of $100,000, but is still running with a month left.

25

A startup that makes it easy to visualize and track what’s happening with social media engagement, as well as what’s happening within the organization.

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A company that’s building a new type of social media experience

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A social networking app that allows users to set up and run an online "party" for their friends.

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A startup that lets you buy and sell products via a marketplace. The company is launching a social network for users to network by sharing products they have for sale.

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A company that helps people create high-quality videos for their websites and social media channels.

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 A company that’s building a new type of social media experience. People can send videos to their friends and have friends vote on which ones they like or dislike, for AI to curate more interesting content.

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A platform that helps brands get better responses through social media and chatbots.

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A fitness-centric social network, with fitness-centric content, for people who are content-first, not fitness-first. The startup wants to use AI to recommend activity, food, and other content that people are likely to enjoy.

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A social network for elderly people to check in and view pictures of their friends and family. The startup has already helped its first customer, a family member, locate her father and communicate with him (via text) over the phone.

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A free social network for the LGBT community. It’s a social network for LGBT people, like Facebook, but without the “friends” — it’s more of a “community” for LGBT people.

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A startup that makes it easy to publish content and photos and other media to a variety of social networks.

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A startup that will be launched by Ben Horowitz, which will be the first project of his new Horowitz Center for Entrepreneurship. The company will create a social network for network engineers to receive and give feedback on code.

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A new service that connects freelancers with clients. The service integrates social with the usual freelancer tools — like LinkedIn and Google.

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A software platform to help brands sell directly to consumers, using various channels including email, text, or social.

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A "social media platform for people who already have social media accounts", with the goal of helping people create better profiles on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. In 2015, the startup raised a seed round from YC.

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A social network for Snapchatters, with tattoo styles and styles that can be shared with friends.

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A startup that wants to build a social credit system in China. They say that if you’re the type of person who might not be able to get a loan in China — like someone living in a rural village — then your credit score will be pretty low. The startup wants to build an online platform to expand the reach of credit scores to everyone.

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A social security number manager that takes all the pain out of setting up a new account. The startup’s goal is to help small businesses and freelancers manage online accounts that require a social security number.

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A platform that allows companies to connect with customers through their social media networks and websites. The startup is working with over 1000 companies.

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An AI-powered marketing tool for content publishers. The startup says it helps publishers manage their social media marketing efforts and track marketing ROI.

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A startup looking to create an AI that helps companies manage their social media accounts.

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Instead of having to manually create and manage your own social media pages, this startup is building a single platform for all your different social media accounts.

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A new kind of social network for people who are interested in sharing their cat videos or pictures on Instagram.

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A startup that helps people stay social, but focuses on encouraging mental health.

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This startup is aiming to bring an app with a social feed into the workplace. It’s like a Slack, only with the news and is free.

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A startup that wants to help retailers target customers in real time with the help of their social profiles

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A social logbook for software developers, with a subscription model and a system for quickly getting a quote from a developer.

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A software company that helps users find appropriate charities, using their own social networks.

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A tool that brings together a person’s social graph and their budget to help them create goals, track progress, and receive rewards in a single app.

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A healthcare company that vets doctors via video and social media and generates reports on their abilities to practice medicine. The company already has a network of about 23,000 doctors on its platform.

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A startup that wants to make banking more like social media. The startup is building a “challenging” banking experience that integrates notifications, product recommendations and social aspects. A new way to bank that would be more like checking your Facebook stream for information and then making a purchase.

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A startup that lets users pay for their own ads on websites and social media. The startup is also announcing its first acquisition, a company called ad optimization engine Storefront that has developed a technology to show ads to people based on their demographic profile.

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A company that connects app developers with potential customers through their own social networks.

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 A connected device that connects a person’s body to their social network via a bracelet, allowing them to monitor their fitness and coaching needs, connect with friends, and be more active. The device, which is being developed by a team of former Google employees, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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A startup that wants to provide a platform for retailers to sell their products on their own websites and market them via their own social media channels.

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This startup wants to be the “Google of Social Media”, helping brands manage their social media presence with a suite of tools.

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Blogging software that helps coaches and other industry pros manage their blogs, tracking social media growth and other metrics.

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A platform for helping non-profits and social enterprises connect with their customers.

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In 2015, when asked about the app, founder and CEO of Asana, Dustin Moskovitz, said, "...it's not like you would have to go through and check every single piece of content on Facebook. It's not that hard to check if it's a link to a website. ... But we can't be 100% sure that the link is safe. And you want a social network that's not going to take you down."

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Employers can access a single dashboard to track their employee’s performance. Performance is measured across different channels, including time spent at work, friend requests, and the effectiveness of their social media presence.

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A social network for people who want to build and sell their own custom-built bikes.

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A platform that automates the process of doing social media advertising. It uses AI to match ads to consumers based on their interests on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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A tool for sharing and distributing files, with a focus on content creators and social media users.

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A company that helps you better understand your social media habits, so you can better market yourself and your business.

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The startup is building a platform for users to share their “likes” and “favorites” across all social media channels. Nuzzel supports Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and offers a way to see what is trending across all three services on one page.

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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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Social commerce platform aimed at helping people discover, promote, and buy products based on their social connections.

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A simple-to-use tool that helps restaurants with online marketing automate the process of setting up social media accounts and managing them.

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A tool for people who want to manage their social media presence. The startup has a global team with offices in the US, UK, and China. It has raised $35M from investors including Sequoia Capital.

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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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According to its founders, this startup wants to be “the first social network to build a community of financial advisors”, helping advisors find clients.

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A way to protect your privacy by using data from social media to “unmask the real, anonymous person behind a fake account”.

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A startup that helps users create and host video and video podcasts on their website and social media platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.

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This startup wants to use the power of social media to help health care professionals treat depression. It’s a new kind of “social medicine”, using social media and technology to treat depression in a way that is more human and empathetic.

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

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Made for use by beauty brands, ByNu is a $10 per month subscription service that breaks down your email marketing and social media data into a visual dashboard that shows you which of your social media posts perform the best.

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A startup that aims to help people make more money with less effort. It wants to build a tool for the “social selling” world that helps salespeople find companies to work with and then helps them find the products and clients they need.

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A startup that is building a social network for millennial moms in the US.

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A tool for managing a household’s information, from bills to schedules to grocery lists to recipes. The startup is building out a family social network.

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This company aims to create an ecosystem that enables people to earn money by connecting their social networks to their bank accounts.

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A social initiative focused on helping refugees in Lebanon find jobs and jobs find refugees.

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Insight is a “socially conscious marketplace”, with the goal of connecting people to good causes. Platforms include an online donation service, a marketplace where people can buy and sell things that help a cause, and a marketplace where people can communicate with the causes they support.

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A tool for marketers to collect customer feedback across multiple channels (web, email, phone, social media, etc.) and turn it into actionable data. The tool is meant to be used by marketers to help them improve their marketing strategies.

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A visual timeline of your life, based on your social networks.

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A company that provides a platform for the next generation of online video, allowing users to share video on-demand and across social networks. It’s a place for creators and users to share and interact with content on-demand.

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A startup that uses AI to promote its customers on social media. The startup is also working on a social media marketing platform that allows companies to attract more customers and grow their social media following.

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A social app (currently only in the UK) that helps people share their experience of using a service at a “near restaurant”. The startup aims to help people find restaurants they like, without needing to physically go there.

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A social network where users can ask and answer questions about various topics like dating, fashion, and fitness.

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A tool that allows people to create a video of their daily activities, like going to work or getting groceries, and post it to a social media channel.

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A startup that wants to create a “social media marketing dashboard” for brands.

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Pivot is a social network for women entrepreneurs. It started in 2016 as a blog that features women in the Philadelphia area, but has since grown to include a community of over 600,000 women.

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A company that wants to add a social component to finding a home.

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A social enterprise that sells a monthly subscription to its members, who can use the service to get a cup of tea in their home or a drink in a restaurant. The company hopes to provide a service to the growing number of people who do not have access to this basic human necessity.

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An enterprise social network and HR software company in the Philippines. The startup hopes to help small and medium businesses get access to the kind of services large corporations have.

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A platform that acts as a social network for people to organize and attend events in real life, in the same way Snapchat does for people in their digital social network.

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A startup building a “vertical-first” social network. The startup says it’s “targeting the very oldest of the old”, helping people who are looking to connect with people who are older than 50.

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An open-source platform that allows employers to create and manage a social safety net for their employees, including healthcare and retirement benefits. The startup has raised $8.8 million to date and has 1,000 employers on board.

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A free social media app that lets you send and receive cash through the app

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A social network that connects people based on an interest in getting involved in local community events. For instance, if you’re interested in helping to organize a neighborhood watch program, you can connect with people in your neighborhood who are interested in getting involved.

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This startup helps you create a custom, personalized social media account. Their first customers are people looking to save money on their LinkedIn and Facebook accounts.

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A tool to make it easier to create social media profiles and run ads on top of them.

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This startup from Stanford is building a social network for software engineers to share work references, solve problems, and collaborate.

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A startup that helps small businesses get more out of their social media advertising. Currently has a working prototype and aims to close a seed round and launch in early 2020.

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A social network that allows users to upload photos and videos of their pets and “adopt” them for a small fee. Users can search for a pet, add a bio, and a profile picture, and the company makes money from the adoption fees.

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An ad platform that can be embedded into any website, allowing advertisers to track their ads across all major social media platforms.

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The startup is building a chat app aimed at social media influencers, driving better engagement on their social media channels.

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A productivity tool for artists, allowing them to manage their portfolio, manage their commissions, manage their social media, manage their online stores, and more.

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This startup is building an automated, scalable social network that lets employees communicate, share files, and work together.

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A social network for people who work from home, allowing them to meet other people who have the same arrangement, and find a community for a sense of belonging.

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A startup that allows users to connect their email with their social media accounts. The company wants to provide email notifications to users based on social media events.

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A tool that “brings your ideas to life” using an AI that learns from your social media posts to create animations, logos, ads, and more that you can then sell.

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(BETA) A social network, which takes the form of a game, where users can win rewards for answering questions.

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A social networking website where people can post pictures and videos of their cats

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

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A social network that helps investors connect to potential investments.

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The company is working on making the Starbucks app more like the Fandango app, and is working on building a social network for moviegoers. It currently has a few contracts, and has raised $6.2 million since it launched in the summer of 2019.

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A social/digital platform that helps people find and book appointments with their favorite physicians that use the same medical software.

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In October 2015, an app called "SparkPeople" was released by a team of developers from the University of Cincinnati. The app allows users to track their daily health and fitness goals, as well as providing personal and social health tips.

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This startup is building an AI-powered service that allows brands to send messages to their customers through their social media feeds.

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A startup that wants to create a “virtual cycle” for getting employees, students, and governments better benefits and services through “social innovation”.

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A “social commerce” app that helps you connect with people who make products similar to yours.

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A startup that’s building a “social climate index” for cities, tracking climate change’s effect on the environment and the local economy.

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This startup aims to make it easy to create an online profile for your business, letting you build relationships with customers through social media.

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A company that helps companies enable “pay it forward” and other charitable and social giving programs and enable them to get tax benefits for donations.

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A “social financial advisor” that helps people with retirement planning and wealth management.

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This startup wants to be the Airbnb of the hotel industry. Its mission: to make corporate events a lot more social.

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A social networking app for people who want to keep track of a series of events or a series of people.

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It’s a social network for translating videos from one language to another.

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