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A platform for “pay-at-the-table” service restaurants.

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A company building a browser extension that adds web-based editing to Microsoft Word, enabling users to do everything from adding images to creating tables and charts.

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 A Chinese-language news app. They have about 200,000 users, and are profitable. They’ve already raised $3.5 million.

132

A startup where you can buy used tablet computers from big retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

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A startup that lets people track their food from farm to table.

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A revenue sharing model for people who want to share their personal data with advertisers. By offering a monthly subscription, the company expects to earn revenue from those who feel most comfortable sharing their data.

109

A startup that makes a reusable and portable medical device that helps people keep their wounds clean

105

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.

104

A startup that helps freelancers get paid up front, then moves that money to a business account if they don’t get enough gigs booked in a given period of time. Today it has paying customers in the US, UK, and Australia, and is profitable.

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

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Idea: A new luxury travel brand that sells experiences like a cooking class in Marrakesh, a private beach in Bali, or a safari trip in Africa. The company is targeting high net worth travelers with up to $3 million in investable assets.

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A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that provides customers with weekly deliveries of fresh produce and other items from local farmers. Customers pay for their weekly deliveries of local fruits and vegetables through a subscription model.

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Philadelphia is home to many notable media companies, including:

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A “factory farming” startup that plans to take over the entire process of raising and slaughtering animals from the farm to the table.

96

A startup for pre-owned tablets.

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A company that makes a printable device for measuring the distance between two objects. The product is a small, inexpensive laser point that can be attached to things like cell phones, cameras, and other devices.

94

A location-based service that aims to bring the real-time chatter of restaurant reviews to the table. It’s targeting customers with $25 meals or more that don’t have a reservation.

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A startup that works with restaurants to provide them with the tools they need to “self-serve” their customers. The startup wants to make it easier and more profitable for restaurants to provide meal delivery.

94

A startup helping small businesses create their own, more profitable, online marketing campaigns. The company helps small businesses with organic content creation, on-page SEO, and paid advertising. It’s currently looking for top-level talent.

94

A B2B company that helps businesses manage their email marketing. The company says they’re profitable and growing.

93

A tablet organizer that aims to keep the iPad in sync with your desktop and other devices.

93

A SaaS platform that helps companies manage their expense reports. It starts with a monthly subscription and then allows the user to create expense reports that are editable and searchable, with the option to export.

93

A Facebook-like app that lets anyone build and sell a mobile website. It’s a way for people who don’t build websites to earn money rather than create their own, and has a profitable model.

92

A SaaS platform that helps IT teams automatically create a repeatable, secure, and reliable infrastructure for IoT/edge devices.

92

A startup that is building an alternative repository to Airbnb for people to find rentable resources This includes everything from homes to lawn mowers, from the startup’s own website

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This is a loyalty platform for businesses, with a twist: users only get points for small purchases. The company claims it’s already profitable.

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A platform that helps people create a more profitable business by helping them get more data and improve their marketing.

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A food delivery service that will allow its customers to order their own vegetables, rice, and protein and have it delivered directly to their door.

88

A solution for the unstable relationship between digital ad buying and the media buying process.

88

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

87

A different kind of charging station for electric vehicles, focusing on the home. Rather than wirelessly charging vehicles, the startup's stations are stationary and have a separate charging port for plugging in phones and tablets.

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

85

A company that will allow you to stream your favorite TV show to any TV device in your house. The company is building a platform to stream video from any streaming platform to any device, including TVs, computers, game consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and anything else that can play video.

85

A bulletproof pool-table cover for pool tables, which is designed to protect the table from balls.

85

A company that advises startups on how to manage their money in a way that’s profitable and that also benefits their employees.

85

A startup that helps people track the money they’re spending online, including all their subscriptions and subscriptions to services like Netflix. The startup’s co-founder said it’s been profitable in the past year.

85

A startup that builds out self-service enterprise-grade analytics for businesses. FastForward provides tools for a profitable, high-volume marketing campaign.

84

This startup is building software for people who aren’t online. It’s not just for the elderly, but for people who aren’t comfortable with the internet, or don’t have access.

84

A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

84

A digital version of the notebook and sketchbook you’d use to take your drawing class. The startup wants to bring digital sketching to the iPad, Android tablets, and other mobile devices.

84

A startup that wants to be a digital platform that helps clients navigate the tax benefits of charitable donations. The startup is building an app that works with local charities and nonprofits that helps donors navigate the complexities of taxation. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, the startup raised $248,000 from angel investors.

83

A startup that helps you find the cheapest places to go in the US (60,000 restaurants, 2,500 hotels, and 2,500 attractions) and then helps you price-compare them. The startup is profitable and has 75,000 users, and is profitable again after a $2 million round in late 2019.

83

A software company that helps insurance auto brokers become more profitable by streamlining their claims processes. They’re aiming to reach $2.5 million in revenue in the first year.

83

A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

83

A restaurant-booking app that pairs with your favorite restaurant so you can just look at the menu and book a table. The company has raised $1.3M to date.

82

 A company that looks to make shared apartments more profitable, both for landlords and renters.

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Like Uber, this startup gamifies the concept of a taxi ride, with the user playing a dispatcher for a network of taxis. The app helps users find the closest taxis using data from Yelp and OpenTable.

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A startup that is working on an injectable drug that will help heal damaged nerve fibers. They’re working on a treatment for a degenerative disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, which is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves.

81

A company that makes a 2D-printable prosthetic for people who need one

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The event was sponsored by Submittable, and all conference participants received a free Submittable account.

79

A software company that allows businesses to manage their inventory by tracking products on a digital platform. The company wants to make it easier to determine the most profitable products to stock, based on demand, and to manage inventory.

79

In the past year, there have been a few notable exits from Indian startups and their founders. Vani Kola, co-founder of Zomato, sold her company to local rival Swiggy for an estimated $50 million.

79

A startup that wants to be the first-mover in creating a new class of wearable computing technology. The company wants to make wearable technology that’s more comfortable, fashionable, and unconstrained.

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A startup that helps customers book restaurant tables, with a check-in and payment feature. It’s the first startup in India working on a restaurant booking app.

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A startup that helps companies adjust their business operations to be more profitable, with a focus on "lean operations" that can optimize use of resources and improve efficiency.

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An online network for women to share advice with each other and access peer support. The startup is trying to build a community that helps women keep each other accountable, and tells them when they’re in a rut and need to make a change.

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One of the original investors in OpenTable raised a $1 million seed round to help “Bring the magic back to the restaurant industry.”

76

A digital assistant to teach people how to use their phones, helping people become more comfortable with their devices.

76

A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

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A startup that wants to make it easier for people to “write” music. The startup is building a music editing app that takes your tracks and makes them more palatable for radio and podcasts.

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This startup helps people track the status of their favorite charitable causes. They helped raise $50,000 from the Center for Global Development and the Connected Ventures Fund in NYC.

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The company is building a tool for makers to test their products, with the goal of making failure less painful and more predictable.

75

A platform for selling, buying, and shipping drugs online. The startup is now profitable and has a $2.5 million round of funding.

75

An iOS app and web-based service that helps people find the best deals on headphones, portable speakers, and more.

75

A digital assistant for Real Estate Agents. The startup’s reasoning is that online agents are more popular than in-person agents, but the latter are still more profitable.

74

This startup aims to make a hiring tool that is “instantly accessible and easy to use” that can “make every hire the right hire”. They have 1,000 happy customers and are profitable.

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A veritable “central command center for your business”, which allows you to purchase new products, manage your inventory, and more. It’s like Amazon’s Dash button for your business.

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This is a company building a platform where an existing customer can find and hire a contractor to repair or remodel a specific item in their home. It’s a marketplace for homeowners looking to hire contractors, and the startup is profitable.

74

A platform for small businesses to manage marketing and sales, enabling them to make more profitable sales and grow their customer base.

73

A tool that allows employees to manage their expenses so they can take accounting to the next level (and hold their bosses accountable for it). The team has raised $500,000 in seed funding and is based in NYC.

73

A company that helps companies build software infrastructure that allows them to handle three types of data (user, table, and document) in a single data source. It’s currently being used by a large multinational company that has 7500+ employees.

72

A platform for selling and buying things on your phone, similar to eBay and Craigslist, but with more personalization and a focus on local finds. In beta as of July, the company is not yet profitable, but has already signed up over 500 beta testers.

72

A fitness tracking device that’s been downloaded over 3 million times, has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on the App Store, and was sold to Apple. It’s been used by over 60 million people and is now the best-selling fitness tracker on the market. It’s profitable and has a $300 million valuation.

71

A B2B marketplace where big companies can hire sub-contracted workers for under-the-table projects.

71

A company that helps hot dog vendors in New York City sell their hot dogs by linking them to their Instagram accounts. It’s meant to make the process of selling hot dogs more efficient and profitable.

71

A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

71

A new startup that wants to build a “super-headset” with a built-in Spotify subscription. The headset will be a hit with music fans who want to buy the current, highly-rated Apple Beats headphones but want something a bit more fashionable and portable.

71

A platform that connects lenders to people who have bad credit to pay loans back on time. The company’s cofounder, David Leon, says the company is profitable, has more than $1.3 million in loans, and has been servicing loans for over a year.

70

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

70

A company that markets and sells “performance” clothing for men. The startup is trying to make sure that the clothes it sells are comfortable and high quality.

70

This startup wants to make the world’s most durable tablet, one that can withstand a drop from a boat in the ocean, or a puddle of coffee.

70

A tool that helps small businesses manage their shipping and inventory via an app, with the startup saying they’re profitable. The company has a 1-person team and has raised $10,000.

69

A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

68

A company that makes it easier for developers to build apps for every device they can imagine: phone, tablet, tv, car, etc. The business is bootstrapped and has had a $1.3M in seed funding.

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 A software company that helps businesses and foundations manage their contributions to charitable causes. The company wants to be the “Yahoo of charity”.

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A digital assistant that helps you complete tasks, like finding a restaurant, booking a table, or helping with a reservation. The assistant is currently only available in the US, but the company wants to expand to more countries.

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A tool that can be used to create “mini apps” that can be used to run tiny tasks on a business’s phone, like taking a picture with a tablet, or looking up a restaurant’s location.

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

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A startup that brings the “higher education experience” to students by connecting them with tutors. Notable alumni include Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.

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These compostable cups are meant to help coffee shops reduce their packaging waste. They can be full of coffee or tea or soup and you can recycle them, but they don’t break down in landfills.

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This startup wants to bring a more collaborative approach to online education. Classcraft is building a platform where you can teach someone programming, where you’re accountable to them.

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A way to make paying taxes easier, with a tool that lets you pay your taxes in a way that’s more efficient than the IRS’ online tools. The startup also wants to make the tax process more predictable and transparent by providing a taxpayer’s tax form for every state, and giving an estimate of what the liability is.

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A C2C marketplace for buying and selling used furniture. There’s a big market for people looking to buy used furniture but no good way to find them. The startup’s website shows a few beautiful tables and chairs, but the bulk of the site features the items for sale.

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A startup that is an online store that sells wedding accessories (IE People can buy wedding buntings, table decorations, etc)

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A software company that provides a platform to allow employees to submit professional development suggestions that are then implemented as part of a company’s onboarding process. The startup has signed on 5 companies and is profitable.

62

Koku is a tool for people to build their own subscription-based service. Koku is meant to be a one-stop shop for all of a person’s subscription needs, with a toolset designed for ease of use. The startup is a Y Combinator company, and has over 200,000 users and is profitable.

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A machine that makes custom items, like a couch or a table for sale with a click of a button.

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A credit card that rewards its customers for giving back to the community. Instead of paying a flat fee for the credit card, customers are charged based on the number of points they earn for charitable donations.

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A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

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A profitable startup that provides software for businesses to create and operate their own community-based group insurance plans. It also provides a platform for businesses to track and control their health care costs.

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A digital currency for the global market. It’s first product is a stablecoin for local currency payments in the US and across the world.

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A medical device startup that’s trying to simplify the medical industry by tracking and improving on the performance of injectable drugs.

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A travel health insurance company for the U.S. market, which is trying to cover a profitable market with an under-insured customer base. It’s currently in the UK, and is looking to expand to the US.

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is a platform for selling used textbooks and keeping college students accountable for their books.

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A new way for entrepreneurs to get funding. The startup, which launches today, wants to give entrepreneurs access to a “constant stream of regular, predictable investments”.

53

A company that builds flexible, adjustable shipping containers that can be used for housing, shipping, and construction.

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"A company that helps businesses go from idea to profitable reality. We help founders build ideas from day one and help them launch them successfully."

52

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

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A 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.

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A SaaS product that monitors a company’s IT infrastructure in real-time, helping it remain stable and avoid downtime.

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 A “boutique” loyalty program that offers extra perks like free flights, hotel stays, spa visits, concert tickets, and more to frequent shoppers. The company is currently profitable and has a $7 million valuation.

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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 company that helps companies with bookkeeping, and aims to do it all online. They pitch themselves as something like a “full-service accounting platform,” complete with invoicing, payments, and accounting integrations. The company was founded in 2015, and has been profitable in its first year.

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In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

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 A platform for creating 3D models on top of a 3D model. The startup is building a way to create 3D models of buildings and other structures, and create 3D printable models of them.

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A startup where you can buy and sell your homegrown vegetables, herbs, and fruit.

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This startup is building a tool that helps you connect with lenders who can provide you with capital for your business. Notable for being a woman-founded startup (two of the three founders are women).

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OpenTable was ranked the #1 startup in the category of “Food and Beverage” in the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the US in 2018.

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Predicts and enables “data-driven innovation”. The company is looking at building a machine learning platform to help their customers find new ways to use analytics to make their businesses more profitable.

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

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A new way to help people stay accountable for their food. The company wants to help people keep track of their meals with a graphing platform.

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A 3D printable gun that allows you to modify the shape of your weapon. The idea behind the technology is that it can be used to make semi-automatic weapons capable of being fired more quickly.

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A sales collaboration platform that helps companies with salespeople communicate better, run more profitable sales meetings, and close more deals.

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The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

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A startup that helps people find free or discounted parking. The startup says it’s been profitable in the last year.

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Other notable startups in the city include:

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A health insurance app which allows users to submit their medical claims and payment information with a couple of taps on their phone. The startup is a bit of an interesting case study for the healthcare sector. They launched in March and have over 1,000 customers already. They're profitable for the first time.

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A startup that helps users make a case for charitable donations in their life, so they can take advantage of tax benefits and make a donation to charity.

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A web-based platform for organizing your life, sharing with friends and family, and managing your daily activities. Notable for its “paperless” interface, which lets you create to-do lists and share them with others.

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

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The following are notable U.S. venture capital firms that invest in or work with startups in the areas of healthcare:

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A product for people who want to use a tablet for the road for some part of their work

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A ride-sharing service that uses algorithms to match drivers with customers, as an alternative to the taxi companies that dominate the market. The drivers are paid when they’re matched with customers with a ride, and the startup is profitable.

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This is a new way to sell your stuff on an app. Founded in January, Papago helps people sell their items on its marketplace. The marketplace has four categories: stuff, collectables, household items, and vehicles. Members can post their items on the site for 24 hours, and if no one buys it, the item goes back to the seller’s inventory. If someone buys it, the seller gets paid in bitcoin.

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A platform that gives users the ability to share their photos on an Android phone, tablet, or computer. The company wants to become a one-stop solution for sharing photos and videos.

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A startup that connects farmers with buyers. The startup helps farmers find buyers with the goal of making agriculture more profitable and sustainable.

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A startup that allows anyone to rent a table at popular festivals at a discounted rate.

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

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A small team of developers who specialize in both front-end and back-end development. The startup is looking to build a web platform to integrate data from other sources into Tableau. They’re currently $5,000 in debt.

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A financial services company that provides loan payments and collection services. The startup is now profitable and has a $4.5 million valuation.

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A platform for the entertainment industry to create, manage, and monetize its content. The startup says it will help artists “pivot to new business models, stay profitable, and expand their business”.

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A Chicago-based startup that helps companies build employee wellness products. It’s a way for companies to create wellness programs that are sticky and profitable.

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

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A turnkey vertical farming system, where a large greenhouse can be built, which grows a variety of vegetables and fruits.

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The first platform for wholesale drug purchasing, connecting drug companies with distributors. The startup is already profitable and has 1,000 customers.

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The startup is building a product that helps people pay for their next drink with a tap on a table or a QR code. The startup’s founder, Rajan Rajan, was the founder of the popular brunch spot, The Blind Barber.

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Viable is a health insurance company that provides a 10th of the cost of other plans but covers primary care and urgent care. It’s currently profitable and the product is available in the Philadelphia area.

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A startup that helps people build virtual reality experiences and help create immersive experiences for brands. Notable for its location-based VR hardware for gaming and entertainment, the company is building a virtual reality platform for malls and shopping centers.

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A company looking to build the ultimate medical-grade exam table. The startup has built a prototype that can raise and lower patients in ways that medical professionals often describe as “magical”.

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

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A ping-pong robot that can play table tennis at a fast pace.

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An AI that helps companies discover and understand meaning in text and voice. The product is used by companies like Duolingo, and the startup says it’s profitable and growing.

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A platform that helps users find nearby ping pong tables, buy tables, and host matches.

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A B2B service that’s been in beta for over a year that helps restaurants manage their finances. The service helps restaurants manage their business from a single location and get a better sense of how they’re doing and where their money's going. The company was founded in 2013 and is profitable and growing.

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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 product that helps companies and individuals track and control mobile phone and tablet usage through location and mobile network data, with a focus on consumer safety using data from apps and websites.

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A platform that uses AI to determine the most profitable items to sell on your e-commerce site.

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A new way to make custom 3D printable accessories. The startup makes parts for consumer electronics and is looking to make a new business out of selling them to users of its existing apps.

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Web-based software that gives restaurants a way to track guests from table to table, and find out how much money they spend.

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Connects with a user’s Evernote account to create a pivot table, with a map or a list.

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A startup founded by several ex-Adobe employees to develop a creative suite for mobile and tablet devices. It has raised $26 million in funding.

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The idea is to provide a home base for travelers, since many are uncomfortable with the idea of being fenced in.

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A decentralized prediction market, looking to use the power of the blockchain to bring more transparency to public wagers. The startup already has a partnership with the NBA to use data on player performance to create more stable markets.

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A startup that helps people manage their credit card debt, manage their finances, and stay on top of the things they owe. It claims to have helped over 1 million people, and is profitable.

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Portable Wi-Fi that can be used to power routers for internet.

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A platform that connects the right people in the right places for a roomier, more comfortable vacation.

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Want to know exactly how much money you spend on a particular product, or how much revenue that particular product generates SaaS company Vitable wants to help.

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A company that wants to help employees get more comfortable using video for work.

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

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A hybrid of Yelp and OpenTable that allows you to order from a restaurant, but pay a la carte rather than getting a set meal.

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

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A portable, solar-powered “newsroom” for journalists covering breaking news.

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A platform that helps people find and book home services, like cleaners and handymen. The startup currently has 30 employees and is profitable.

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 A  company that  builds  a  personal  and  professional  portable  credit  score  for  people  who  have  an  unsecured  credit  card  (UCC)  and  don’t  have  the  equipment  to  install  a  credit  card  reader.  For  the  most  unsecured  credit  card  holders,  commonly  known  as  under-banked,  the  company  will  build  a  simple  and  secure  online  credit  application.

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An enterprise-grade video conferencing platform for business. The startup is already profitable and is looking to double its 50 employees over the next year.

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A startup that arranges bookings for table tennis clubs, school gyms, or snooker clubs. The startup connects people looking for table tennis, snooker, or other sports to people who would like to host them.

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A company that provides an online profile management tool. The startup is also working on a beta version of a layer of security around user data. The company's founder originally pitched the idea at Y Combinator in 2014, but the founders decided to pivot to a more stable revenue stream.

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This healthcare startup wants to help employees avoid the cycle of health insurance premiums and high deductibles. They send a monthly debit card to employees, and can be customized to cover a certain amount of money per month for a certain service, ranging from life insurance to primary care to dental. They’re profitable and growing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A 3D design tool for printable circuit boards.

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A “work from home” app that allows the user to access their employer’s office remotely via a tablet or a PC. The startup wants to remove the barriers that exist between employees and their work.

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This business is building a system that allows buyers to choose and track the most reputable and reliable retailers, and helps them avoid fraudulent sellers.

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A group of investors in Turkey who are looking to provide a central platform for venture capital investment. They want to help connect investors with startups and help investors feel more comfortable with the market and process.

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A company that makes reusable plastic shopping bags that are 100% compostable.

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A startup that hopes to use AI to find gaps in the market, allowing people to make more profitable investments.

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A company that makes stuff for people to wear that are healthier, more stylish, more durable, and more comfortable than the current crop of options.

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An ad network for the ad tech industry. The startup is working to make the industry more efficient and more profitable. They’re hoping it will work with publishers as well as advertisers.

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A 3D-printed gadget that looks like a baseball cap that can be used to store and carry your phone in your pocket. The company calls it the “Portable Pocket”.

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Idea: This startup helps restaurants streamline operations through an app that lets customers order their meals on a tablet and then pick them up at a counter inside the restaurant

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Idea: A startup that helps online businesses understand how their product is interacting with the real world It’s like an interactive version of Google Analytics The startup’s software is built on top of a distributed programmable database called BigTable and is currently selling to a handful of enterprise clients

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Idea: Early stage, VC-backed uBiome is an open source citizen science biotech that makes it easy for anyone to analyze their microbiome The company is profitable and is scaling internationally, but its founders want more funding

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Idea: Luxe is building a platform for on-demand car service that charges $5 per month for bookings and $150 per mile The company expects to be profitable by the end of the year

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Idea: A market for people who want to rent their vehicles to others for a few hours or the day The company has grown to 15,000 drivers in the Boston area They’re aiming to be a trusted marketplace that makes it easier to rent cars, and more profitable for their drivers

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Idea: A startup that is building a real estate investing marketplace where individual investors can connect with each other and do deals together. The company charges a fee on each transaction, and says it is profitable.

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Idea: A startup that is building a platform for shared office space. The company’s founders say that it’s already profitable and has $2.8 million in revenue, with $10 million in annual recurring revenue. The company is installing $10 million in hardware in the next two years. It’s currently profitable.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a tool for online tutoring, but its focus is on the digital-first approach it’s taking: the startup sees the future of education as a lot more digital, and so it’s building a teaching platform that works with students’ tablets and phones.

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Idea: A startup that helps people manage their finances by pulling in all their accounts from various banks and credit card companies. The company says it is profitable and growing quickly.

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Idea: A startup that wants to be the Open Table of the cannabis industry, creating an online directory of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

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Idea: A platform that uses AI to help small business owners scale by building an engine that automatically figures out the most profitable steps to scale a business.

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Idea: A platform for booking medical appointments, similar to OpenTable or Uber. Users can book with a doctor inside or outside of the platform, and it will handle the

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Idea: A 3D audio startup that is trying to make podcasting more immersive by using binaural audio. The app has a pretty strong take on the future of podcasting, and its founder says that the company is profitable.

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xtractor is a platform for helping publishers convert their subscriptions into recurring revenue, which is often more profitable. xtractor’s pitch is hyperfocused on their customers’ business needs, like improving reader retention and increasing subscription and recurring revenue.

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Idea: A startup that wants to get people off the couch and get them playing table tennis. The startup’s primary focus is on what they call “casual players” — people who play recreationally, but don’t want to spend a lot of time practicing to get better. The startup offers lessons on how to play the game online, as well as in-person lessons in San Francisco.

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Idea: A startup for hand-made products. The startup is looking to disrupt the marketplace business by focusing on a niche of handmade goods. The startup claims it can make handmade goods more profitable for producers and more affordable for consumers.

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Idea: A white-labeled version of the video scheduling tools used by companies like Google and Facebook. It also helps companies manage their video ads — and is profitable now by helping companies make native videos.

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Idea: A startup helping businesses in emerging markets manage inventory and orders using a mobile app and a desktop dashboard. The founders say they’ve already signed more than 50 customers in the past month (and have been accepted to Y Combinator,) and that the business has been profitable since it launched at the end of May.

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