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A tool that helps people create a profile on a job site, and then their resume gets pulled into the system.

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A company that aims to help cities build economic ecosystems, including a marketplace for buying, selling, and renting real estate.

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A startup that wants to sell insurance to people who own property, and who want to protect it in the event of a fire. The startup has already built a platform for homeowners to claim their coverage, but needs to raise $5 million to build out a back-end system and additional products.

163

This startup wants to create an “Uber for trash” for apartment owners, creating an automated system of trash drops and pickups that uses GPS and back-end software to track it all.

157

A system that lets businesses track the performance of their baristas.

144

A startup that is building an AI-powered inventory management system for retailers. The startup is working with retailers like Nike and H&M.

140

A payment system that works with both cash and digital currency.

137

The startup helps companies build their own security products using AI, drawing on data from many different systems.

127

This startup is building a system to help engineers understand the best ways to program to particular chips.

107

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

107

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

106

A platform for employers to track employee schedules and timesheets, and pay employees on time and as agreed. It’s currently a text-message-based scheduling system.

105

 A startup that wants to help companies make sense of the many different financial transaction systems that they manage.

102

This startup is building an automatic repair system for the Internet of Things, a term for everyday objects with sensors and connectivity.

101

A startup that develops and sells products that help people with compromised immune systems

97

A SaaS system that enables companies to create and maintain their own web pages, and use them as a single source of truth.

97

A platform for school districts to help coordinate transportation and other services. The startup wants to help school districts, colleges, and universities navigate a complex system of transportation and other services that can be hard to keep track of.

97

A credit card for the underbanked. It eschews traditional bank systems and instead relies on direct deposit.

94

A startup that helps businesses reduce their energy bills by retrofitting their buildings with better insulation and more efficient heating and cooling systems.

94

An API for creating 100% green power systems.

93

A software engineering firm that helps companies connect their software systems to other software systems.

92

An AI system to recommend and execute financial transactions

92

Working with healthcare systems and pharmaceutical companies, Aptara is providing a platform to help hospitals optimize the clinical processes they use across a range of different technologies.

91

A startup that provides a digital labeling system for wine bottles.

90

A system that brings a SaaS-type software product to SMBs.

89

A startup that is building a platform for training teachers in the US public school system. The startup wants to make school more attractive and profitable.

89

Plant-based protein startup that uses aquaponic systems to grow its products. The startup is looking to raise $750,000 to enter into a big box store like Walmart.

86

A web-based system for delivering satellite imagery to users.

86

A way to build a better personal finance management system, by automating the process.

86

This is a mobile application that helps entrepreneurs find, vet and manage teams. It was built by Y Combinator’s own team and is a set of tools that help founders navigate the startup ecosystem.

86

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

86

A startup that helps a family navigate the health care system when a loved one is sick

85

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

85

A microfinance platform for the poor that provides an online finance management system. It helps with credit, savings, loans, and building businesses.

85

A startup that wants to help people manage their debt, using a predictive system that helps them know whether they’re spending too much or too little.

85

Health insurance is so complicated that people often prefer to just pay the tax penalty and ignore it. This startup wants to make health insurance easy, with an automated system encouraging people to enroll and take advantage of the tax savings.

84

An online marketplace for the trade of used books, trading them through a trusted system.

84

A cryptocurrency exchange that focuses on private investors. It uses a system of “certified wallets” with a touchscreen interface to allow investors to manage their holdings.

84

Ripple is a platform for creating virtual currency and a payment system. The startup is trying to get merchants to adopt its digital currency by offering them a low-fee payment processing system.

84

A web-based company that helps businesses track and manage their expenses. It is company that offers a “price tracking system” in which businesses create a spreadsheet, and then captures all their expenses through the software.

84

 A software system for hiring salespeople.

84

A new kind of payment system that allows taxi owners to compete with Uber and Lyft. Instead of needing to call a dispatcher, riders can hail a cab in real-time and pay directly through the app.

83

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

83

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

83

A software company that makes it easier to train learning machines. The company is building an “AI-powered note taking” system for students.

83

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

82

This startup is working on an AI-powered system that monitors data on Amazon’s servers, allowing companies to guard against potential security breaches.

82

A startup that wants to build a mobile payment system for merchants in the United States.

82

The Startup Genome is a biannual report on the state of entrepreneurship. It is produced by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The report is based on interviews with founders about their businesses, the challenges they face, and their plans for the future. The report is intended to give entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders a comprehensive overview of the startup ecosystem in a particular country, and to help predict trends between countries.

82

 A tool to help you set up your own business without having to learn a whole new system.

82

A joint project of the US Department of Agriculture and the National Park Service, which is trying to create a mobile payment system for parks.

82

Slack is a chat system for teams that uses a chatbot-like interface. The startup’s bot is called “Dalai,” whose goal is to make the process of building a Slack team a smooth experience.

82

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

81

A system for visualizing all financial data for a company, and making it actionable.

80

A pitch system that allows businesses to send out videos to potential customers. The startup, which was founded in August, is looking to attract businesses with a $5 per month price point.

80

A next-generation operating system for your phone.

80

A startup that helps people set up and maintain a home security system in their own homes, and is being marketed towards DIYers.

80

A cloud-based system for SMBs to book and manage their work schedules

80

A startup that makes it easy for companies to pay suppliers in real time. The system is meant to integrate with existing point of sale systems.

80

A startup that helps companies set up a session-based video conference system that can be used on any device.

80

A startup that wants to build a system that uses machine learning to help businesses with advertising.

80

A company that designs a system that helps a company’s employees be more productive, allowing them to perform more tasks, get work done more quickly, and be more efficient.

79

A company that wants to take the lead in creating a system to pay for things at the point of delivery.

79

A startup that creates a turnkey system to help entrepreneurs get started in the right direction

78

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

78

This startup is building an HR management tool that integrates all of a company's HR systems.

78

A software company that helps publishers and e-commerce sites manage all their content in a single, unified system.

78

A startup that will help businesses secure their websites and email accounts with a two-factor authentication (2FA) system.

78

 A company that helps companies hire and train in-person apprentices. The company works with a network of companies to match up novices and experienced businesses, creating a system of apprenticeships that lets companies save money and still have their hands on the newest tech.

78

A platform that allows people to create new kinds of jobs. Sift is building a “decentralized job market” with a system for workers and employers to set their own wages and terms.

77

A cashless system for secure payments

77

A system that helps connect people across the world who are interested in doing freelance work, such as writing, editing, and design. The startup was founded in March and is looking to raise seed funding.

77

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

77

Idea: A startup for “solar powered cars”. The startup wants to build a rooftop solar system that generates energy for your car, allowing the car to run on solar power.

76

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

76

A software company that offers a software-as-a-service product that combines a CRM and enterprise resource planning system. The company works with clients to create customized software packages.

76

A startup that helps restaurants reduce costs by automating their point-of-sale systems, so they can focus on other areas of their business.

76

A networking tool for engineers that streamlines the process of deploying and managing distributed systems.

76

A startup that helps companies manage their online payment options, integrating them into their own payment systems.

76

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

75

The startup wants to build a global “decentralized, distributed version control system” where users can collaborate directly with each other to do things like improve code or collaborate on core products.

75

There’s a really big market for high-end home security systems. The startup is building a system that helps you get the best one for your needs, with a $5 monthly subscription.

75

This is an in-app payment system for coffee shops and diners.

75

A new way for companies to pay employees, using a rewards-based system with no cash transfers. The company instead creates a digital savings account for employees, allowing them to track their earnings and also cashing out the money when they leave.

75

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

75

A company that wants to build a system that predicts the future of cities as they grow and change.

75

A way to give consumers a decentralized payment system that they can use on all their favorite mobile apps. The startup wants to replace the existing centralized payment system for mobile payments with a more decentralized system.

74

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

74

A Chinese-focused ecommerce platform that was built on the idea that China's economy is less of a free market and more of a controlled economic system. The company is working on a solution to let individuals buy goods without a bank account and without a traditional credit card.

74

A company that helps navigate the current system, pulling together information from all of the different systems that we use to live and work.

74

A startup that helps companies pull reports from their company's distributed computer system and then distribute them to their employees.

74

A company that claims to have created a system to automate the process of order fulfillment on web stores. The idea is to get a handle on a tangle of order-tracking tools and automate them into a single interface.

74

Apple’s iOS operating system lacks a centralized directory to find and open files. Filefactory has built a solution that will let you “find files and get notifications for files that are important to you—in any app”.

73

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

73

A platform for managing your entire spend, tracking your bills, managing your expenses across different payment systems, managing your accounts, and making it easy to compare everything against each other.

73

A system for home health aides to manage their clients’ care from anywhere.

73

A digital system that helps companies manage product data and fulfill orders.

73

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.”

73

An AI-based matchmaking system that pairs job seekers with employers.

73

A system for managing and tracking IT systems for distributed teams, using an event-driven approach.

73

A startup that wants to build a system that helps patients get more affordable, higher quality, and faster-acting healthcare. The startup is starting in the UK and Ireland.

73

The team behind @TOH, a restaurant recommendation app, is building a system to help restaurants track their food waste and find solutions to it.

73

A startup for people who want to stay in touch with their friends and family by having them send them text messages. The company's patent application describes the service as a “person-to-person messaging system.”

72

A travel management system for businesses, which enables them to book travel for clients and manage that travel, including meal preferences.

72

The startup is building a system that lets restaurant operators do inventory management automatically, which is difficult because of the high number of variables involved in managing inventory, from the type of food to how it’s portioned and stored.

72

A startup that is building a medical alert system for the elderly that they say will give them peace of mind.

72

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

72

A system for managing voter registration and voter engagement for political campaigns.

72

A platform that helps companies organize their email, Slack, and other messaging systems. The startup’s founders say it can save companies 5% to 30% on their monthly email costs, and that it’s used by companies like MercadoLibre, Zappos, and Expedia.

72

An AI-based system that helps companies better understand new hires by collecting data on their personality traits.

72

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

71

An artificial intelligence-powered system that lets businesses see how their employees are performing. The underlying AI platform is able to understand the inner-workings of a company. The company recently closed a $4 million Series A funding.

71

A system for monitoring and optimizing multiple servers at the same time. The startup hopes to help companies manage their data centers.

71

The founder of a company that re-skins the Windows operating system has launched a company that wants to make it possible to put Windows 10 on your phone.

71

This startup is building an automated system to automatically detect and flag potential employee fraud.

71

A platform to help organizations better manage their customer data across different systems. The idea is to make it easy for employees to find customer data across different systems, so that they can better manage it.

71

A startup that make a tool that allows you to make your home automation system available on the open web

70

A company building a system to help people manage their health data in the cloud.

70

An SMS alerting system to help people in the US get a flu shot.

70

A software company that helps companies build out their marketing automation systems, allowing them to focus on the marketing tasks they know how to do well rather than managing spreadsheets.

69

A system for monitoring and controlling IoT devices.

69

A system that helps dealerships and dealers manage cars. The company says they want to be the company that helps dealers manage cars and insurance.

69

This startup is building a system that connects banks with their customers via mobile.

69

This is a water filtration system that claims to remove 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses, and cysts, using FOSS technology.

69

A startup that builds software that helps businesses onboard their employees to talent management systems like Upwork or LinkedIn Talent.

69

A system to help people get their driver’s license in 15 minutes

68

A platform that helps companies create a digital open-book management system. The startup wants to help companies automate their paperwork and cut down on costs.

68

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

68

A content management system for fashion brands. The startup says it can help fashion brands stand out by making their online content more interactive and engaging.

68

A cloud-based system for managing healthcare claims and data for a range of customers and providers. Ivol is a startup that uses AI to sort claims for insurers and then helps physicians and hospitals with the claims and data.

68

A distributed file system on a blockchain.

68

A company that develops a system that allows people to visualize and enhance their dreams to “increase focus and mental clarity”.

68

This startup is building a point-of-sale system for food trucks and other food-centric venues.

68

A B2B company that helps banks take advantage of underutilized data in their systems. The company claims its technology can help banks save up to $500m a year.

68

A content-management system (CMS) for businesses of all types to build and manage their websites.

68

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

68

A B2B SaaS platform that helps companies establish a “loyalty ecosystem”. It’s a subscription based platform that connects people with companies and brands they’re loyal to.

68

A company that wants to help people generate revenue from their Instagram accounts, by selling their content to advertisers. It has a built-in sales system to help clients monetize their Instagram growth.

67

This startup wants to make bank deposits and withdrawals more efficient by making them more user-friendly and integrating with various systems.

67

A company that consolidates all of the different personal injury claims you’ve filed against your employer into one easy-to-manage system.

67

A startup that powers the internet of things by allowing any connected device to be programmable for voice control, whether that be a home security system or a self-driving car.

67

A startup that helps people who are non-native English speakers navigate the US immigration system. The startup is based in San Francisco and is hiring.

67

A startup that is building an AI-based system that predicts how a person will perform at a job, based on common traits.

67

An API for companies to manage their own payroll and benefits. The company wants to offer a better experience for companies, and says most payroll systems are “untimely, expensive, and less than customer-friendly.”

66

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

66

A product that tracks the digital footprints of their clients (by tracking device signals) and then uses machine learning algorithms to predict what they’re going to do next. They want to use this data to build a digital reputation system for brands.

66

A startup that helps users find the closest public school or charter school that’s right for their family. It’s meant to bridge the gap between traditional public schools and new alternative school systems like charters.

66

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

66

A platform for enterprise app development. It lets app developers build apps on demand, with tools like user management, a marketing dashboard, a payment system, and more.

66

A startup that gives a voice to a growing number of people who are sick of the medical system, especially in the US. It aims to help people connect with their health care providers in a more direct and human way.

65

A new app that turns your phone into a high-tech thermostat so you can set it and forget it. The app talks to the temperature sensors in your home and adjusts your system to your energy usage and comfort level.

65

A SaaS solution that helps software developers build and manage mobile applications. The startup is looking to allow companies to create a mobile application for any of their products, with the system automatically building the app for them.

65

A startup making it easier to build a visitor management system for work-from-home companies.

65

The startup is working with a range of retailers, from Ikea to J.Crew, to build out an AI-powered recommendation system.

64

A company that helps non-profits and foundations streamline their operations by using software to connect their various databases and systems.

64

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.

64

The startup is looking to pair the benefits of a collaborative economy with the efficiency of a shared economy. The company offers a system that can match the right person with the right job while also providing them with a flexible schedule.

64

This startup is building an AI that responds to big data and has the ability to make last minute changes to a home’s heating and cooling systems.

64

A company that uses real-time technology to make sure that your home security system is always on, and that it can be accessed by your family members and friends. It’s also a tool to protect against cyber thieves who could potentially hack into your devices.

64

A startup that sells a tool for customers to book travel for themselves and their friends at the same time, and to help them understand the cost of what they’re booking. The startup has built a system that allows them to share the itinerary with friends, and helps them navigate and understand the cost of their own travel.

64

This company, based in New York, is building a system that allows people to create and share all kinds of visual content, and then get paid for it.

63

Great ideas are not the only way to win. The best ideas are those which are best suited to the ecosystem and market.

62

A team of PhD students and professors are building a system to allow “mostly science-based” investors to bet on the stock market with a goal of making it accessible to those who are currently excluded from investing.

62

A new type of event registration system, which is a hybrid of Google Apps and Eventbrite. The company’s founder says that while it currently is free, it will be a subscription model in the future. The startup was founded in June.

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"The top 1,000 companies can now share insights from their books instantly, via a single view across all their systems."

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A mobile point of sale system for restaurants that works with existing POS systems. The startup is seeking to raise $50M.

61

A startup that provides the infrastructure “to build and scale simple, automated, and scalable apps built on top of the open source Git version control system.”

61

The following startups were named to the list of top startup ecosystems for the sixth year in a row.

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 A software platform that lets companies organize their sales and marketing activities by geography, using a gamified system that helps account managers keep track of all their customers.

60

A company that helps publishers sell their content through ads. The company says it has built an automated software system to help advertisers find the best content for their brands.

60

A company building an on-demand system for the real estate industry. The startup is in the process of developing a web-based platform that allows customers to book appointments with mortgage brokers and appraisers.

60

A Square-like mobile payment system that focuses on retail, but with a focus on cashless transactions and no fees for the merchants.

60

A booking system for restaurants, with a focus on those in the travel and hospitality industries in the US.

59

An AI system for decision-making, designed to work hand-in-hand with human decision-makers.

59

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

59

A San Francisco-based startup that’s helping teams communicate by answering questions and getting help from a system that understands what each person is working on.

59

A startup for SMBs to quickly turn data into apps that are compatible with their specific business systems.

59

A startup that makes it easier to buy and sell tickets online, using a system that takes advantage of the optimal price for the item based on demand.

59

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

59

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

58

Integrated system for tracking and managing real estate transactions for companies. The company works directly with the actual seller, so it can offer tax advice and other services.

58

A cloud-based phone system for companies. It’s designed to be a suite of tools that works with the other tools the company already has in place, including a phone, PBX and computer system.

58

A browser extension that lets you easily find free Wi-Fi, or a coupon for free Wi-Fi at an airport or hotel, and a reputation system to make sure you can always find good free Wi-Fi.

58

Collaborative legal system that connects lawyers and clients to serve as a mediation tool.

58

The high cost of online advertising means that marketers struggle to find the right people to reach with their ads. Yieldly wants to automate the process of finding the right people, using a system of algorithms that finds the right person to target for the right job, based on the criteria the company needs.

57

A ride-hailing app that combines peer-to-peer carpooling with the convenience of Uber. The startup wants to build a system that lets people get around for less money while reducing traffic and pollution.

57

A system that allows school districts to scale their curriculum and manage it across multiple devices.

57

A blockchain-based payment platform for digital content. The startup wants to replace the current system of content being bought and sold with a new one that’s decentralized, with long-term protection for the content and payment for publishers.

57

A company that helps businesses start their own blog, with tools for handling content creation, editing, and publishing, including a content management system.

57

A company that makes a system for keeping track of the things that need to be taken care of while you’re on vacation

57

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

57

A money transfer service where people can send money to family members without having to deal with the banking system.

57

PlaceShare is a marketplace for sharing places, and is backed by Y Combinator. This startup is building a new payments system for sharing things.

57

An enterprise SaaS startup that helps companies install and manage customer relationship management (CRM) systems through its platform.

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Automatically tracking employee performance with an award system that tracks achievements on a daily basis and gives out points.

56

A cloud-based accounting system that doesn’t just track payments but also helps companies track sales and inventory

56

The startup is building a system that will allow companies to use the power of artificial intelligence to detect fraud. The company is currently in private beta and just closed a $1.2 million seed round, led by Nautilus Ventures.

56

This company is building a platform for large retailers to run a giant global inventory system that can be used by partners and independent merchants.

56

This startup is building a system that helps companies recruit and retain high quality talent. With a $100,000 investment from Andreessen Horowitz, the company is working with companies like Hubspot, Zendesk, and The New York Times to do so.

56

A fingerprint-based unlock system for phones. The startup is trying to make fingerprint sensors more secure by having users open their phones in a certain way and secure them. This is a startup that has been around for a while, with a version known as SnapLock, but it is now rebranding itself as Fingerprint Lock.

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A B2B platform for companies to connect their business and HR systems.

56

A startup run by former Microsoft employee Jason Pelczer, that’s developing a system for companies to accept crypto payments for their enterprise software. The company is targeting companies in the financial services sector.

56

A distributed team management system that moves employees to a new team instead of firing them.

56

A wireless charging pad that looks like a credit card. The company wants to create a whole ecosystem that combines charging stations, wireless charging pads, and a mobile app.

56

A web-based application that helps companies manage their inventory and track it using an inventory management system like Shopify.

55

A startup that aims to make it easy for companies to pay contractors and freelancers by making it easy to build and manage a payment system.

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A startup that helps companies integrate their Slack teams with existing email and phone systems.

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A customer support system that helps companies minimize the time it takes to fix their customers’ problems.

55

A cloud-based system that lets players build and play with virtual objects.

54

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

54

This startup is building a credit scoring system that combines traditional FICO scores with an algorithm it’s using to predict the likelihood that a person will default on a credit card.

54

An enterprise software company that works with local governments and educations systems, pitching its product as “the one app for everything.”

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A machine learning system that helps marketing teams to segment customers and grow revenue

54

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

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A startup that is building out a system to help people invest in both the stock market and their own homes, with a goal of making investing affordable for everyone.

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A system that lets companies quickly and easily build their own hardware products, with a goal of making it easier for companies to build hardware at scale.

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This is a startup that wants to build a system that automatically detects and captures video of police interactions and the surrounding community. The startup recently raised $1.2 million from Digital Ocean’s Venture Fund.

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

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a mobile payments system for India. The startup is pitching itself as a cheaper alternative to the likes of Google Wallet and Paytm.

52

A startup that helps businesses create a more efficient CRM system by collecting data from multiple sources and automatically integrating it into a single sales pipeline.

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A startup that provides a way for people to book and pay for their medical appointments from their mobile phones, the startup plans on democratizing the healthcare system by making it more accessible to the general population.

51

A Y Combinator alum is building a system to help companies build their own enterprise-grade mobile apps, saving them from having to build everything themselves.

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A company that creates a system for connecting restaurants with service industry workers.

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

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The goal of the company is to replace the lack of dedicated parking spots for delivery people by creating a “park and pay” system.

51

A startup that helps employee referrals, and has a system for vetting referrals to help ensure they’re legitimate.

51

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

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An AI-powered chatbot that helps people find and make reservations at restaurants with the ease of an automated messaging system.

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A unified file system for businesses to collaborate.

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A system for automatically identifying potential threats on the internet and alerting users through push notifications.

50

A platform that allows food service companies to automate sales, customer management, and accounting. The startup is building a system for restaurants to sell to their customers.

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This startup is building a tool to help people find the best doctors, dentists and other medical professionals in their area. The startup is looking to build out a health care recommendation system based on personalized data from the patient’s current doctor. Gives the patient a recommendation, which is then sent to the doctor, where they can then make a decision on how to proceed. The company is looking to launch in early 2021.

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A system that gathers cannabis-related data and allows users to search it in a single location. The startup is focused on helping people find strains that will help them with specific ailments, and aims to build out a robust strain database.

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A company that helps big companies and brands create branded content for their YouTube videos, using a system of “buzzwords” and keywords to make sure the content is relevant and engaging.

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This startup is building a platform to help people get money from friends and family. The company uses a paper check system that’s more commonly used in developing countries, and it plans to roll it out in the US, Canada, and Europe. They recently raised $1.5M in a seed round.

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This is a platform that brings the benefits of a SaaS program to a closed system, allowing companies to securely deploy and manage their infrastructure on-demand, with a focus on collaboration and integration with existing systems.

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A grocery delivery service that works with local farmers in the US. The startup wants to create a local food system for cities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and food miles. The company is currently in the process of getting its first pilot partners.

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A startup that’s building a blockchain powered tracking system for food. The startup is building a network of sensors that allow people to track their own food and what it’s been through.

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

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This startup is building a system that allows people to buy and sell tickets for events of any scale, with the ultimate goal of building an all-in-one ticketing platform for events.

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A startup for companies that want to run their own video and audio conferencing system for internal meetings

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A startup that turns webcams into security systems.

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

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Produces maps of the world’s street address systems, using data from the U.S. Census, U.K. Post Office, and Google’s Street View.

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SolveMedia works with brands on digital advertising, and also helps them build out their own digital marketing systems.

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The startup’s founders say they want to be the company that “solves the ‘I can’t find my team’ problem.” It wants to be the new way of tracking employees, replacing spreadsheets and HR systems with a single, secure system.

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

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“The world’s largest decentralized flight management system”, helping pilots and air traffic control systems coordinate location and navigate flights. The startup says that its technology is already replacing “50% of an airline’s total operations” with a fleet of more than 30,000 aircraft.

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A startup that’s building a system of sensors that’ll let it deliver the right amount of water for plants.

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 A system that tracks how people spend and save their time, and uses that information to help people quantify and improve their financial well-being.

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A workplace for remote teams that includes a Slack-like messaging system and a shared knowledge base

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A blockchain-based system for doing business in China — including a way to do digital currency conversions.

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A startup that aims to help businesses use AI and machine learning to detect and fix vulnerabilities in their systems.

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A startup that helps hotels in Europe and the Middle East book rooms for corporate events with Fintech companies, using their own websites, without the need for a native reservation system.

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A system for companies to track and manage their repair/replace parts inventory

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A system that helps people watch TV online

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A system that helps you track your health by giving you insights about how and why you’re sick.

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A startup that helps companies manage their travel expenses via a new system that stores all of the travel data they have across systems in one place.

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A loyalty app driven by a points system. Loyalty points can be earned and redeemed at over 3,000 retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Whole Foods. The startup says they are adding new retailers every week.

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A company that develops a computer vision system for manufacturing equipment to reduce downtime to 15%.

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Personal financial management system for businesses that want to understand what their clients’ lives are like, and what products they’re buying, and help them manage their money.

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A tool for managing a company’s fleet of self-driving cars. The startup is building a system for letting a driver take control of a car during a traffic jam, or for when a driver wants to take a longer break.

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A “complete-home automation platform”, with a home security, lighting, and HVAC system in one box. The startup is one of the first companies to be accepted into the InnovateHER program, and has a partnership with Amazon Alexa.

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A “uniquely-designed” home security system that’s supposed to be “very simple to install and use”. Its price is low, and it’s meant for smaller homes.

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A digital health company building a bio-monitoring system that collects medical data from sensors embedded in a patient’s body.

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A platform that integrates with existing systems to give users a view into the costs of running their business.

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A home security system for renters, allowing them to lock and unlock doors on their own and record video.

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This company is building a system to help businesses manage their supply chains. The more companies that use it, the more supply chain visibility the company will be able to offer.

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A startup that lets guests book rooms and restaurants directly on Airbnb, without having to go through the service’s own reservations system.

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A startup that wants to build a system to help people in the developing world manage and track their food using a mobile phone. It’s building a platform that allows customers to buy and sell food using a mobile phone and a credit card.

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A content management system for libraries

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a startup that uses sensor data to help machinery and automated systems work more efficiently.

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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.

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Fixflo is a startup that helps people troubleshoot issues with their heating and cooling systems, using a cloud-based platform.

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BridgeCoin is a cryptocurrency-based lending platform that is “an alternative to the traditional banking system.”

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A two-year-old startup that builds tools for the lucrative e-commerce market in China. The startup has a system that allows online shoppers to track orders, and has a team of about 20 full-time developers.

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A system that provides investors with a pipeline of startups being developed by a team of engineers in a private community. Investors can then get news about new startups, early access to the resulting product, and they can build their portfolio of seed-stage companies.

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

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A startup that helps people get their wages deposited electronically into their bank accounts. They’re using data from the US government’s MyEBT card and are aiming to make getting paid faster and easier for people who are on the edge of the financial system.

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A system that tracks a person’s location and data for the purpose of health management. The startup wants to make it easy for people to have a better understanding of how their data is used.

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A company that plans to create a new kind of payments system that is more secure, transparent, and consistent across the globe. It aims to be a way for the entire world to transact in cash.

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A startup that wants to build a digital kitchen, with a programmable fridge, a robot, and a system for collecting and processing your data.

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A startup that’s creating a digital system for the management of health, safety and environmental risks.

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A digital point-of-sale system for restaurants that minimizes friction and drives more sales. The platform uses a credit card reader and is simply hooked up to an existing Wi-Fi network.

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A company that makes systems that help schools organize their workflows.

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A tool to help doctors collaborate and share medical records across different systems and platforms.

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A digital library for art and music that’s built using blockchain technology. It’s a decentralized system, built on top of the Ethereum network, that tracks and stores art pieces, but also allows for them to be accessed via a web interface.

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A company that’s building a way for organizations to manage their safety oversight. Their service is built on a system that helps organizations keep track of employees and their licenses, and it can be integrated with other safety technologies like cameras and sensors.

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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.

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The company wants to help the city of London manage its parking meters with a system that’s less expensive and more efficient than London’s current system.

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This startup is building a system to monitor traffic at work sites and automatically send alerts to employees if a problem is detected.

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A gamified platform for remote employees, enabling companies to manage their systems through gamification.

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A startup developing a platform for employees to be notified of their schedule, get a link to the correct file, and set up auto-expiring files. The startup is mainly focused on the logistics of building out their system and should have a better idea of when they’ll launch by the end of the year.

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A set of APIs to connect point-of-sale systems to Amazon. The startup wants to give merchants a way to track their inventory on Amazon.

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A content management system for travel websites, allowing them to sell content to companies that they can’t sell to directly. The startup also offers a tool for managing content on the web for travel companies.

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A startup that’s building a self-checkout system for grocery stores. The company says that they’re already working with over 20 grocery chains.

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A tool that allows employers to set up a pay stub, and then automatically file it with the IRS for you. The startup is working with the IRS to use the tool to help create a better federal tax system.

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A startup that wants to help banks scale payments using the cloud by letting them use APIs to let others tap into their systems.

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A system to make it easier to share and reuse code and avoid duplicating efforts.

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A company that is building a light and motion sensor system for tracking down and fixing bugs in software.

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This startup is building a way to keep track of employees’ work hours, salaries, and benefits. It’s building a proprietary software that allows companies to do this, and takes the place of a payrolling system.

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A team of young women who are building an artificial intelligence system to help teachers teach students.

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A digital health system that connects people with health professionals in their home country. The startup just launched in Brazil in May.

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This startup is building a system that would allow customers to send a text message to multiple retailers and have the purchase executed seamlessly.

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A software company that helps companies build biometric scanners for access control. The startup is using machine learning to build a system that can quickly identify someone by comparing their fingerprint with a database of millions of prints.

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

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A notification system for public safety, allowing first responders and hospitals to be notified when someone tries to harm themselves or someone else.

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A startup to help people find and hire affordable child care. The founders say their model of the business, which has a token-based system, is open to regulation.

33

A company that’s building a platform where you pay a monthly fee to use a service to manage your contractors. The startup is taking a page from the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system, which lets banks settle payments between banks.

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 This is a company that has done a lot of research on the best way to get a message across to people in different places. They decided that one of the best ways was to create a system that is both language and location-agnostic, and designed to be culturally sensitive. They’ve put that system to work for a variety of companies, including a hotel chain, a coffee company, and a plastic surgery center.

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A startup focused on the health care industry that’s building a system to make it easier for patients to get the medical care they need.

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A system that can provide a refund or credit to a customer for services not rendered by their doctor.

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A tool to help members of the public report issues with the Metrorail system.

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A startup to help people navigate the complexities of the US healthcare system.

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A check-in system for hotels and other lodging services, using a “frictionless check-in” platform. The platform allows guests to book rooms from their phone, and lets them track the status of their room within their app.

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While many startups have been building virtual reality products to help improve cognitive or physical therapy, this startup is specifically built to help people with mental illness. The app works as a video support system to help people with anxiety and mood disorders.

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A system for hosting, sharing and storing videos, photos, and other files.

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A system that allows companies to track data for their employees to help them understand where they’re spending their time and money. The startup is currently in beta.

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A system for putting the power of machine learning into a more accessible tool.

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A sales software company that’s built an automated system that helps salespeople close deals. It’s based on a Slack-like platform.

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

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A company that integrates with the payroll system of a company to let employees pay certain bills with a single click.

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a software company with a system for connecting your music library with other devices and services.

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An artificial intelligence applicant tracking system for healthcare IT jobs. It helps companies find the best candidates for healthcare IT jobs.

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

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A platform that tracks the geographic footprint of your customers and your products, helping your team manage it as one connected ecosystem.

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A tool that helps with “modernizing” legacy ERP systems.

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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.

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A tool for extenders to find supplements and medicines for arthritis and other conditions. The company is also developing a delivery system for the delivery of these medicines.

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A startup that helps people find jobs online, with the help of a system called "In The Loop"

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

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A startup that allows businesses, restaurants, and other organizations that have a point of sale system to accept payments with just a swipe of a card.

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A startup creating a new patent system for the fashion industry, similar to how patents work on music. It wants to prevent knock-offs, but also be used by brands for protection of their business models.

29

A platform that allows users to buy and sell gift cards to other users, using the same system that goes into buying Spotify or Netflix gift cards.

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

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A system that helps people make and share lists, with the goal of creating more shared lists than the traditional email/Google Docs/etc. style of list-making.

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

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

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A startuplicant tracking system for connected companies that helps with recruiting and onboarding.

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

28

A startup that helps B2B companies automate their expenses. The company’s software is built to be used by the finance department to track expenses, and to automatically reconcile them with the appropriate accounting system.

27

A platform for online video game tournaments, which offers tournaments, community features, and a virtual currency system.

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A platform that connects innovators with consumers and businesses. Their app allows people to rate items they’ve purchased with a star system and makes it simple to find more suppliers and products.

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 This startup wants to replace the traditional broker model with a commission-free, network-based system that brings together buyers and sellers. The startup says it already has several dozen clients.

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This is a system for delivering healthcare services to remote regions. The mobile app helps healthcare providers manage their clinics, and the system is designed to help them hire and retain staff.

27

A company that’s building a credit scoring system that predicts consumers’ creditworthiness, then helps them build a credit score.

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

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

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Launch is a period of intense growth and expansion, and the companies listed above are just a drop in the bucket. As the startup ecosystem continues to grow, a lot more startups will have good ideas. Here are the top startups that have launched in 2019, according to TechCrunch.

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

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A startup that provides a digital library of medical information for health professionals, the healthcare system, and patients.

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Building an ecosystem of companies that help people make money on their unused belongings.

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A startup in MIT's Media Lab is building a system that can help detect and put a price on the different types of waste materials in a community.

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A way for employers to offer incentives to employees based on how many people they refer through the company’s referral system.

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A ticketing system for events, such as conferences and sporting events

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 A new kind of e-banking system for Latin America, which is designed to improve the experience of active bank customers. The company plans to launch in Brazil in the next few months and expand thereafter.

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

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A system that helps you figure out if a new product is a good fit for your business based on past purchases. It helps you identify the things you buy and where you buy them, then uses that information to make recommendations.

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A new way to think about accounting, that is setting up a company to take on simple accounting tasks and automate them. The startup’s first customer is a grocery chain looking to set up a point-of-sale system.

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This startup is building a storage system for virtual reality developers that allows them to create large-scale worlds that interact with each other and with users.

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A startup that’s building the infrastructure for an on-demand delivery system for restaurants.

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A messaging system for restaurants that allows hosts to manage reservations, ticket sales, and reservations.

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A startup that’s building a payroll system that relies on an online dashboard for employees and their managers to see and manage their paychecks.

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The startup aims to build a global network of systems integrators who can leverage its platform to help companies with other integrations, including those that require products to be manufactured overseas.

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This startup is building a system for multiple types of sellers to meet up to sell their product. The startup is building a marketplace for many types of products including food, services, and experiences.

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A startup that has built an automated rail system focused on the trucking industry. The rail system is connected to the trucking fleet, allowing drivers to scale back to a more leisurely pace and still maintain a safe route.

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A platform for connected, voice-controlled appliances. For instance, a homeowner could speak to the system to turn on the lights in their home.

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A cloud-based inventory management system for restaurants. The company wants to help restaurants track inventory across the supply chain, and integrate with other systems like POS and bar management software. They’ve already raised $2.5M.

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A startup that wants to build a decentralized banking system. The founders say that banks are creating systems that are too expensive and too clunky to be used, and that the market is underserved — especially by credit cards, which are used by everyone in the world, but for which there’s no good way to transfer money across borders.

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A next-generation payment and loyalty system that uses AI to recommend which customers will spend more. The company creates a “composite” of customers based on their buying and a variety of other data points.

20

A process automation service that helps companies build automation systems. The startup builds a process and maps out the user flow, then helps companies build a flowchart that describes how to interact with the system.

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A platform for workers to manage their time. The startup wants to bring a more systematic approach to time management.

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A system for managing payments and inventory for restaurants, including a point of sale system. It’s also a local marketplace with delivery services. It currently has 14 employees.

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A company that helps people keep track of their health, fitness, and medical records by offering a scheduling and appointment system within the iPhone app. It’s been available since March but has only recently started gaining traction.

17

A digital currency that works with existing payment systems like PayPal.

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A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

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A company that helps students pay for tuition with a prepaid debit card, available to any in the US. The startup has built a “pay to school” system that works with any college, university, or trade school. The startup doesn’t operate in Brazil.

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A platform for new-hire onboarding that uses an “heuristic-based” system to determine the employee’s job fit. Previously, most company HR has been based on a 90-10 fit scale with 10 being the best fit, but the company claims it can do better.

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An AI system that helps content marketers predict how their content will perform and optimize its placement within their marketing campaigns, based on data from their own previous content.

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

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A startup called Ava is the first to offer a solution to the “last mile problem” in ride-sharing. It’s a payment system that allows riders to send money to driver partners via Venmo.

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

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A startup that aims to make it easier for companies to manage their travel spending and expenses. The startup uses geolocation to build travel itineraries and then connects them to an existing travel management system.

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This startup is building a platform that allows businesses to manage their payroll and benefits from a single system. The startup already serves Fortune 500 companies.

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A startup that’s building a “self-serve” payment system for restaurants. It’s a product of the food-tech world, with the goal of streamlining the process of paying for orders.

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This company is building a cloud-based CRM system for small businesses, offering free trials and plans.

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A company that makes a point-of-sale system for bars that doesn’t require a cash register.

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A content management system that tracks and organizes your content so you can find it later.

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It’s a basic accounting app for small businesses, geared towards non-accountants. It allows users to connect their bank accounts and get a basic accounting system for their company.

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A startup that builds a point-of-sale system for all sorts of retailers, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The startup aims to make the process of opening a business as simple as a phone call.

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A startup that provides an online chat system that is paired with a mobile app where people can message a doctor for a diagnosis

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Idea: A platform to bring great coffee to everyone, everywhere The startup is building a barista-grade coffee brewing system using the Nespresso capsule format The company says it has $8,500 in monthly recurring revenue

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Idea: Unofficial API for ticketing systems

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Idea: A system for managing and tracking payments in the insurance industry

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Idea: This startup wants to make it easier for companies to bring their employees to their home office The startup also is looking to build out a system that allows people to give feedback about the experience

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

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Idea: Building an open accounting ecosystem

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Idea: A software company that helps job boards and applicant tracking systems manage the recruiting process

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Idea: A tool that helps companies build applications that are easy to use, with a built-in system for gathering feedback from users

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Idea: A way to help doctors share what they’re learning across systems

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Idea: A software company that helps enterprises retain their most valuable employees, by providing a third-party system that handles internal communications across teams

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Idea: A startup that helps Midwestern farmers sell their produce more easily on the West Coast. The company is building a series of farms in the Midwest that will grow produce for big companies in the West, and use an Uber-like system to deliver it.

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Idea: In the US, a startup that brings data from a person’s Fitbit or other fitness tracker into their doctor’s office. The system, called Bionode, is already used at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. They’re looking to branch out to other health providers as well.

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Idea: A home security system that leverages a camera that’s focused on the door to see when someone is coming in.

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Idea: A startup that is building a system to help schools more easily track student attendance and track student attendance more effectively.

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Idea: A startup that aims to replace the ancient, insecure, and expensive fax machine with a paper-less, secure, and cheaper system. The startup is working with large corporations to do this, and has sold $100,000 in the last month, with a 2.5% take rate.

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Idea: A startup that wants to bring an end to email spam. It works by helping companies send their email marketing campaigns through a sort of whitelist system where known email addresses get through, while spam goes straight to the junk folder.

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Idea: A way to buy and sell phone numbers, with the team saying that a lot of people are talking about retiring their phone numbers because of changes in the current contact system.

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Idea: A B2B startup that provides a tool for logistics companies to sync their backend systems like their ERP and supply chain management, and make their shipments more readable (for example, by adding barcodes)

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A new mobile payment system that makes it easy for users to pay with their phone at restaurants. Users can make purchases of up to $5 by simply showing a digital code to the cashier.

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A startup that sells products for people who are going through a divorce and are going through the court system

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A startup that creates a system so that people can create a new email address to be used for a specific family member (IE [email protected])

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A startup that is building an on-call platform for businesses to find workers. The platform integrates with companies’ existing software and alerts employees when they need to activate the system.

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