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A company that sells technology to help the elderly maintain their independence.

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A startup that helps colleges and high schools provide students with career and technical education.

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A startup that aims to help companies automate the hiring process for tech positions. The startup has raised $1.4M.

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A fintech startup that is building a platform that will let users import financial data from different platforms and create a financial dashboard that can be integrated with other platforms.

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A technology that offers a way to pay bills online.

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A startup that wants to combine the accessibility and fun of YouTube with the technical accuracy and depth of a college course

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Imagine an app that tells you when all of your favorite brands are offering some new deal. With their tech platform, the company is building a business that runs “brand-specific loyalty programs.”

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A company that helps small businesses find tech talent, with a focus on recruiting developers and designers in cities where they are based.

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A company that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies without having to handle the technical side of it.

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A company that helps teachers who don’t have access to iPads and other education technology tools.

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A startup that uses affordable technology to help farmers in India learn to use technology to make better decisions

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A company that makes it easy for non-technical people to develop apps

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A platform for keeping an eye on police in your neighborhood. The technology does not yet exist, but the startup is looking to build it and get it to market.

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This startup is building a platform for American farmers to sell their goods to consumers worldwide. The startup aims to use a mix of digital store fronts and technology to deliver to consumers in countries like India and China, where the rural population has been growing.

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A technology company that offers remote support for small businesses. It has the potential to impact millions of small businesses.

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A toolkit that helps people avoid the pitfalls of modern technology and stay connected to their loved ones.

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A game that uses blockchain technology to make it easier for users to bet on the NFL

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A tech startup that wants to pick up where USAA left off.

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An e-commerce platform for the fashion industry. They say that their technology can help fashion brands save billions of dollars in handling admin tasks.

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This startup is trying to teach users how to use tech to do more good.

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A technology company that helps insurance companies manage claims, follow up with patients and reduce fraud.

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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.

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A solution for startup founders to find and hire technical talent.

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A startup that uses a combination of machine learning, chatbot technology, and artificial intelligence to provide real-time intelligence for corporate clients.

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A platform for ad-tech startups to compete with Google and Facebook

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A visual analytics tool that helps non-technical people understand what their data means. The startup is backed by Y Combinator.

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A startup that wants to put technology in the hands of complete beginners, in order to teach them how to use the internet.

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A company that helps people work remotely by building a platform that helps them easily book conference calls, connect with co-workers, and handle all the other technical details that come with working remotely.

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A startup that’s building a 3D printing platform for mixed-use buildings. The tech allows for 3D printing of 3D models to be used in building construction.

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A health tech company that helps low-income families manage their health insurance.

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Messenger is a messaging app that makes automated music recommendations to users based on their music library. The company claims that it’s already making millions of dollars in revenue, and that it’s not reliant on ads. It’s making money through subscriptions, which it says is a way to get around the ad-tech competition.

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A software company that helps companies with new hires, with a focus on those with no experience in tech.

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A technology that helps companies collaborate and communicate with one another. The startup is currently making $36,000 per month from two customers.

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Another startup accelerator program, Techstars was originally called TechStars but shortened its name in the summer of 2010.

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A company aiming to make tech easier to set up and use. Offerings include a virtual office, HR and payroll services.

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A platform that suggests tech tools for specific jobs.

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This company is building technology that combines the best practices of the world’s ride-sharing companies into a single platform.

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A new fintech app that aims to make it easier for consumers to make payments

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

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A company that uses a patented optical-recognition technology to read barcodes and replace QR codes.

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A mobile app that connects people to other travelers and hosts. The startup wants to use technology to make the world’s hotels and hostels more efficient and make it easier for people to find a place to stay.

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This startup is building a startup incubator for technology startups in China.

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A technology that helps employees plan and execute their work better, in real time.

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A pet tracking technology that lets you see where your dog is, even when they’re asleep

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A platform for forging relationships between people and businesses through technology and entertainment events.

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A high-tech way to enable people to communicate with their doctors remotely. The company hopes to make that easier for everyone: patients, doctors, and caretakers.

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A real estate technology company that helps agents across the country with their home shopping and marketing needs.

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This startup has created an out of office messaging app that lets you send all of your team members an email with a message and a URL to a video recording that you’ve made. The app is all about helping small teams manage their in-person workflow and avoid technology-driven distractions.

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A company that wants to help hospitals build better technology. It's building cloud software that allows nurses to prioritize patient care, use a shared calendar, communicate with doctors, and more.

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The following startups were all listed in the “premier” category at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, but didn’t make the final cut to the demo stage of the event.

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A new service to help users find and manage tech tools, services, and gadgets they use every day.

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A platform for hiring experts to provide remote technical support

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 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.

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A “cool” conference that focuses on both thought leadership and new technological trends.

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Web-based technology for managing and publishing content across all of a business’s digital channels.

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A platform that helps improve the user experience of customer support and sales. The company wants to help companies make better use of the technology they have.

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Adams, Tim (2017, August 7). "The Changing Tech Industry’s Labor Crisis", The New York Times, .

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Tech company that builds bots and machine learning tools to help companies build chatbots and build intelligence into their digital interactions.

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A health care technology company that wants to build a device that can measure your body’s cortisol levels to determine your stress levels.

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Work-at-home tech support for small businesses. The startup is based in the Bay Area and recently raised $3 million to expand internationally.

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A startup that helps quickly build custom web pages for brands, selling them to clients at a fixed price. The startup wants to replace the very expensive full-page print ad with a mobile-friendly digital display ad. Their potential clients include agencies, brands and ad tech companies.

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A monthly membership service that helps companies identify and recruit technical talent. The company boasts $1 million in recurring revenue and says it has already grown its team from 10 to 30 people.

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A company that helps companies find and hire top tech talent. It has a network of experts and a pipeline of candidates that it can invite to interviews.

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A platform that uses machine learning to help companies improve their technical operations by identifying and removing technical debt and outdated code.

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A platform that allows businesses to send out automated emails from a customer service representative. The company is building the technology to replace the phone call.

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The startup says it’s a better version of the traditional “pay-once-and-get-everything” package that’s popular with consumers, which works well for a lot of products but can be hard for more high-tech products.

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A technology that helps retailers track customer activity from the moment a customer opens the door to the moment they leave.

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A tech-focused project management platform for small to midsize teams.

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This startup is building a telepresence technology that allows you to virtually work from home.

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A company whose goal is to bring better health to all people, leveraging emerging technologies to help people get more out of their health care.

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Leading-edge technology company that offers software and services to help Internet companies manage their content, protecting them from copyright infringement and piracy.

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A platform for creating individualized content in bulk. It helps small businesses create advertising campaigns through its machine learning based technology

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The list is not all-inclusive, but we've tried to include a representative sample of the many companies, startups, and other organizations in the Philadelphia tech scene.

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This is a satellite company, which wants to provide connectivity between islands through satellite tech. It’s targeting the Pacific, but it’s also in talks with other remote parts of the globe.

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This platform helps tech companies that would like to sell software as a service (SaaS) to clients. The platform allows for businesses to reach their clients directly, and also helps them understand how much money their clients are spending on software.

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A platform for recruiters, with a focus on tech companies.

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A use case-based apprenticeship platform for nurses, health technicians, and other healthcare professionals.

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A software company that helps companies with the tech-heavy job of finding and interviewing candidates. Clarity has a free version for small teams and a $4,000/month paid option, which it says has “well over 100 customers”.

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A startup that offers a service where basketball players can learn the right techniques to shoot a free throw

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A startup that uses AI to identify what companies will be impacted by the city’s transportation-tech initiatives, so they can be more strategic in their expansion plans.

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CTO of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he has helped build a $100M startup.

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A company is planning to launch in August 2020, working on a way to better integrate ad tech, which often gets in the way of native advertising.

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Media startups are often built on the back of a single product, such as Skype or YouTube. The company’s founders say its technology can help companies figure out whether a new product is worth the investment.

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A startup that helps companies find and pay contractors and service providers across the world. The company will use the P2Pool tech popularized by bitcoin to help larger companies find and pay out thousands of contractors more efficiently.

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A company that wants to make it easy for large companies to take advantage of technology and automation to save money, while still ensuring employees have access to human resources, benefits, and security.

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A crowd-funded project to bring the benefits of underfloor heating and cooling to the underdeveloped world. The startup’s founders came up with the concept for a client-focused project as a way to combine the technology with other humanitarian efforts.

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A company that’s building a detailed map of the world’s supply chains, put together using new satellite technologies. The startup wants to create a more efficient and transparent supply chain for all manufacturers.

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A company that creates technology that can detect defects in products before they're shipped to customers.

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Part of a $100 million venture fund that’s investing in food technology startups, including a company that’s building a delivery service for food, and another that’s building a delivery network for food.

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A “fintech for the legal industry”. It wants to make legal contracts easier to understand and fill out, so they don’t need lawyers to review them.

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

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An online video learning platform for people to watch other people work on different technologies.

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A startup that wants to help teachers use technology in the classroom

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A startup that creates white label services for tech giants that want to offer cloud-based services to SMBs

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Cofounder Alex Zabludowicz co-founded this fintech company with his brother, Alex. It wants to make payments faster, cheaper, and more secure, with a focus on the developing world.

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A self-driving car platform for developers and auto manufacturers. The startup wants to make it easy for carmakers to integrate self-driving technology into their vehicles.

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A B2B fintech startup that helps insurance companies price policy coverage, applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to their data.

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A next-gen ad-tech company that’s building a content-targeting tool for online publishers.

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A company that provides global data analysts with insights into consumer trends in real time. The startup is growing its team and expanding globally. It has raised $2 million to date from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and CrunchFund. It will be based in San Francisco.

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A medical-tech startup that wants to provide a digital health record

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

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Idea: This startup is building a new productivity tool that lets users scroll down a page to view content, rather than clicking from one page to another The startup currently has a prototype and has already been featured in TechCrunch

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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.

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"Idea 2.0 is a tool for entrepreneurs to help them learn about new technologies in the market and network together. It’s the Uber of technology conferences. The conference is in its second year and has had over 1,000 attendees and 300+ speakers from 45 countries. The conference’s format is based on the model of Airbnb, where the host gets to pick the guests. The guest list is highly curated and the speakers are handpicked by the company’s CEO. The conference has been very well received by attendees and has been named a Top 10 conference in the US in 2018.

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TechCrunch’s IPOs have been pretty good over the past decade. The 14 most recent IPOs have collectively brought in $2.4 billion as of April 2018, according to research from Pitchbook.

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A clean water startup that wants to help rural areas access their own clean water. The startup currently has a beta version of their product in the Amazon rain forest and plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for their water technology in 2021.

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This startup is producing the next generation of technologies that can detect and remove water in buildings to prevent mold, bacteria, and other harmful microbes from growing.

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The app is meant to help people feel connected to their communities and to learn about local government, news, and weather. It’s being built by the tech team of a Philly-based newsroom and has been in the works since 2013.

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A startup that helps companies with their HR technology, from recruitment to onboarding to payroll.

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A financial technology company that helps retail clients with business expenses and operations.

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A digital technology platform that helps companies build and manage a single, unified customer database for customer relationship management. The company combines the best features of CRM software with the functionality of a customer relationship management platform.

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A startup that helps startups in the Middle East and North Africa build apps. The startup allows the companies to build their own mobile apps, but then handles the back-end development and provides tech support.

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A platform for developing mobile apps that connects clients with developers. They’re not looking to compete with big agencies, but trying to fill a gap between startups and agencies. They’re currently attracting interest from small businesses with a few employees who are looking for a way to get high-level visibility and technical support to manage the complexity of building apps.

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A company that helps people live longer, healthier lives by providing health tech to doctors. The startup’s founders say they’ve already raised $7.5 million, with plans to launch in early 2018.

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A company building advanced text messaging technology that turns your phone into a series of touch buttons and sensors. It’s supposed to help you take advantage of the latest machine learning and sensor technology.

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A technology company providing a way to help companies manage employees’ expenses and track their compliance.

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A do-it-yourself insurance company for self-employed people. The company, which launched a year ago, is using tech to help people underwrite their own risks.

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A startup that helps fintech companies with compliance work, enabling them to better support clients.

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A mobile payment platform that partners with existing retailers to offer secure, easy payment solutions. Its technology is based on the QR code, and the company says its product is more secure than the current “contactless” payment methods.

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This startup, which is a subsidiary of a government agency in Brazil, is focused on building technology to provide transparency into the country’s elections.

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An adtech startup that provides a way for publishers to target users based on their browsing history, to help them understand their behavior and improve their ad content.

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Tech that helps build companies in the US that are startups in other countries. The startup’s founders say that over $500 million is being raised in new funds in the US, but only $10 million is being raised in these other countries.

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A technology that helps companies understand what customers are looking at on their mobile devices.

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A platform for software developers to be able to build and test mobile apps and websites with ease. In a press release, the company said that its technology was “designed to reduce the time and cost of development for mobile applications.”

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In May 2018, TechCrunch ranked the top 50 innovation in Indonesia.

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An adtech startup that has created a network of sites where users can view relevant ads across a network of sites.

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A platform to enable a “smart pool”. The startup is building technology that allows for robotic pool maintenance so pool owners don’t have to spend hours performing maintenance tasks.

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A startup that makes it possible for anyone to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a customer service call center without having to re-enter their information. The company has already secured funding from Y Combinator, AngelList, and Techstars.

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A fintech startup that wants to make it easier for financial advisors to do their job better.

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This company, which is now a subsidiary of software giant IBM, is trying to make enterprise software simpler for smaller organizations. They have a new product called “Navigator”, which is designed to help organizations of all sizes (from a startup with 3 people to a Fortune 100 company) navigate the complex technology stack they have today.

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According to a report by TechCrunch, the San Francisco based coworking space, WeWork, is looking to raise another round of investments at a valuation of $8 billion. WeWork has been growing rapidly, and has been a major success in the US. However, the multi-billion-dollar valuation has not been met by the pace of growth, and many question how sustainable it will be.

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Recruiting a new generation of workers for the tech industry by creating an online platform where college students can learn how to code and get jobs.

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A startup that allows developers to easily develop apps for blockchain technologies and ICOs.

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A technology platform that helps doctors make more personal connections with patients through a network of “health coaches.”

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This startup is building an app that helps people design their own personalized delivery drones. The drones will be powered by the startup’s own solar-powered drone charging technology.

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A platform for sharing science/tech knowledge that goes beyond just classrooms. The platform aims to break down the barriers between academia and the next generation of scientists and engineers. It’s currently in the private beta testing phase.

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A startup that extends the integration of the Fintech API to make it easier for developers to integrate payments into their own app or website.

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A startup to help workers make better business decisions, with a focus on helping them make the right strategic decisions in the long term. It’s currently part of the Techstars accelerator program.

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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.

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A startup that wants to make open-source software for 3D printers. The founders are tech veterans who have built digital fabrication tools before.

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A patent-pending technology that allows companies to build a “firewall” between their corporate networks and the internet, to protect data from unauthorized access.

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A company that will help you “re-purpose your technology,” where you can take old tech and either sell it to someone else, or build something new out of it.

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PetMD is a vet-tech startup that helps pet owners with a range of services, from consulting to pet care. It has a “pet concierge” service to help owners with questions like what to feed their pets when taking them to the vet, and what food to pick up on the way home.

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A company that helps lawyers fight fraud and stop identity theft, as well as help businesses prevent tech support fraud and hacking.

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Founded by two former McKinsey consultants, Talent App is a startup that helps companies find the best candidates for roles using ATS technology. Talent App is a membership-based service that includes features like a powerful candidate analytics tool, a job board, and insights into candidate behavior.

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

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A startup that helps you find a ride share for a trip by using a variety of technology to help you choose a car that’s right for you. The startup has raised $3.5 million in two rounds of funding.

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A startup that wants to empower employees to make their own technology decisions, rather than giving them a limited set of options.

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The company is pairing the digital technology used by banks to process payments to the physical elements of a cash machine, such as a keypad and a printer, to create an end-to-end solution.

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A place to go to get the latest news on emerging technologies, like drones, 3D printing, and robotics.

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"Wired" magazine named the list of the "75 Smartest Entrepreneurs in Technology" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the magazine.

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A startup that builds software for managing technology and data for colleges. The company claims to have over $6 million in monthly recurring revenue, and counts Dow Jones as one of its customers.

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This startup is building a platform that helps sports teams track players’ health and performance in real-time. They are hosting a hackathon for developers to build the tech they’ve been developing in stealth mode.

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A tech company that creates a platform for companies to market their apps and services, in a way that is more likely to catch the attention of consumers.

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This year’s judges were Jason Ho, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures; Kristi Puller, Founder, and CEO, Techstars; Bill Gaver, General Partner, 500 Startups; and Sanjay Dastoor, Founder, and CEO, InVenture Partners.

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A digital product that allows users to create, share, and remix their favorite songs. The startup is working on its own proprietary technology that will help music creators and artists track their songs, and manage their royalties.

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This company builds technology that allows people to securely and easily send money to and from the Philippines. Their service, which launched in May of 2018, allows Filipinos to send money to family and friends without having to deal with the high fees associated with traditional remittance services.

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A technology company that takes photo and video content, and makes it into a product that can be resold as an image or video stock. They’re also developing a platform to enable photo and video creatives to get paid for their work

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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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An ad tech company that’s building a new technology that they say has the potential to significantly change the way digital advertising is purchased and sold. The company’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the digital advertising market by giving advertisers complete control of their ad campaigns, directly from their desktop and mobile devices.

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Blockchain hardware for smart homes. The company wants to build a $200 smart lock that would allow owners to automate their home with blockchain tech that would allow them to unlock the door remotely.

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CEO and co-founder, Josh, is a self-proclaimed "Serial Entrepreneur." He's built startups in the past five years, including a few that were acquired by larger tech companies.

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A fintech startup built for natural gas industry. It allows users to collect and monitor their natural gas usage, and allows companies to monitor over their entire natural gas network.

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A startup that provides a service where you can purchase a gift card that is redeemable for a 1 hour tech support phone call

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A startup that develops wearable technology for runners. The company is selling a smartwatch that tracks things like pace, distance, and calories burned.

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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.

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A tool for hiring and managing staff for tech companies

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A startup that helps you build your own custom bow ties. The startup is targeting the millennial market with a more tech-savvy way to wear a bow tie.

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A company that provides AI-powered technology for online retailers, including an AI-powered website that can automatically suggest new products and changes to products based on consumer behavior.

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This startup is building a way to create virtual reality experiences for brands, using a technology called “phantom display”.

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A tech company that makes digital services for the public health sector. They’re focused on getting government agencies to talk to each other.

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A software company that is building a technology platform that helps e-commerce retailers and merchants deliver tailored messages to consumers based on their gender and demographic information.

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A startup for managing customer service and technical support conversations, with the goal of reducing the amount of time it takes to get in touch with a company.

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In addition to the startup projects listed here, some startups have been incubated at Techstars in its program.

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Baker, Justine (2017, August 27). "How These Two Women Are Driving the Future of Tech", The New Yorker, .

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

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A micro-invention technology startup that lets anyone print 3D objects using simple DIY kits.

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VR-based technology that lets people experience things like medical and scientific procedures in virtual reality.

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A startup that conducts research on the effects of technology on society, and then works with companies and government to find solutions

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This is a SaaS startup that aims to help small businesses with their marketing and branding needs. The company says it has over 700 customers, with the majority of those customers coming from the tech industry.

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A tool that helps you adapt to new technologies quickly and easily.

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Fintech company for unbanked and underbanked customers in Latin America and Brazil.

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A software company that helps real estate agents deal with new technologies like digital photography and online marketing.

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A health startup that was part of the Techstars accelerator.

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A decentralized platform for supply chains. The platform builds on a blockchain technology, which is a way of managing digital assets which is mainly popular in the crypto world. The platform is meant to help companies automate their supply chains and manage their inventory better.

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A financial-tech startup that is trying to provide small business owners and independent contractors with better ways to manage and pay their bills.

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A startup that provides professional services for marketing, design, and technology to brands that want to set up their own online storefronts.

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A startup that provides a recruiting service for tech talent, where companies can use any payment method they want

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This is a fintech startup that wants to make it easier for companies to send money to their employees. It currently has two employees and 10 customers.

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A payment technology company that works with online retailers and e-commerce platforms. The startup uses blockchain technology to enable payments between the retailer and the customer. It has been featured on the “top 10 under-the-radar blockchain startups” from CB Insights.

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This startup is going after the $2.5 trillion PBOC, or People’s Bank of China. A financial technology startup that wants to serve the Chinese populace that isn’t as online-savvy as westerners.

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A startup developing a novel technology allowing people to exchange information in a way that is secure and private.

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A B2B platform for finding and sharing freelance technical talent, with a focus on Germany.

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The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

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Founders: Marta, Ryan. The two want to build a tech hub for the Latin American startup community. They want to give startups discounted office space, mentorship, and access to capital.

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A startup that is building a platform to allow high school students to build a career in technology.

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A Fintech startup that helps retailers like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus better manage inventory to help them slash their costs and increase sales.

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A seed-stage medical tech startup focused on helping patients undergoing surgery and managing their pain through a smartphone app. The founders say they’ve been featured on 60 Minutes, and have raised a $1 million seed round

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A company that brings internet of things-style technology to the previously non-internet-connected, like home appliances. It’s a home monitoring hub that allows you to control things like your lights and heating from your smartphone.

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A startup that wants to develop a technology that allows cities to track air quality.

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A “smart seating” technology that provides real-time feedback for physical therapists and other health care professionals.

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A company that “helps businesses buy and build from a wider, more diverse set of technology services”. The startup has raised $6 million from investors and says it has already helped companies grow from “the size of a small company to a well-staffed, highly functional team”.

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America’s digital magazine is a digital magazine that is central to its mission is to cover the changing landscape of the media industry, and how technology is affecting it. Since February 2014, it has published a new issue every other Thursday and has a print-on-demand model, so subscribers receive their copy directly.

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The startup’s app allows users to browse, book, and pay for hotel services using their smartphone without any of the usual frustrations from booking a room with a tech-less hotel website.

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This startup is building an all-in-one platform for Fintech services, with the goal of bringing them all under one roof.

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A startup that helps developers work more effectively with their code. The startup’s technology is built to help developers more effectively work with their code.

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An eco-friendly conference for startups, focused on innovation, sustainability and technology.

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A fintech startup in the Philadelphia area that has a platform that lets users compare loans to see the best deal

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An AI-based system that scans your website and analyzes the technical data to help you improve your site’s performance.

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A company that’s building a web app that makes it easy for non-technical users to create and update documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

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A platform that helps developers of internet of things devices get their software into the hands of end users. The startup is focused on the “Internet of Stuff”, or the internet of things — a technology that allows everyday items to be connected to the internet and have their state monitored.

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A group of technology companies that are building a “novel” way for companies to track the progress of their products through the design process.

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A company that’s building a technology platform to help the public sector figure out the best way to use technology when it comes to delivering public services.

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A startup that aims to make it easy for companies to “find and hire the best tech talent, without the hassle of a hiring process.”

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The Startup Grind is a podcast produced by TechCrunch and Rolling Stone. It features interviews with top entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders in the startup community.

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A platform for data science and machine learning that’s meant to be accessible for non-technical users.

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A real estate tech company that automates the process of entering and compiling data for a house’s sale. They’ve raised more than $500,000 in seed funding.

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Fintech company that offers investors a way to borrow against their crypto holdings.

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A “tech startup” which, in their words, “builds and operates a network of high-speed automated parking garages for self-driving vehicles.”

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A digital media studio that helps brands create top-quality videos by combining story-telling and media technology. The startup is looking to create a platform that is easy for people to use, allowing for professional-level video production at a minimal cost.

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An easy way for techies to share development projects

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A technology that helps to monitor the health of workers, including health risk factors and physical activity levels. The startup believes that the technology will be important for companies who want to make sure their employees are healthy.

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Cleantech startup that uses data, AI, and blockchain to make it easier to optimize energy use.

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Works with companies to provide non-technical training, like how to write a resume, how to respond to an interview question, or how to talk about your experience.

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a technology service to make people’s lives easier by letting them manage their health records from a single source. The startup has a partnership with WellPoint to bring its service to hospitals and doctors.

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A tech company focused on helping startups and entrepreneurs increase retention of new hires through a data-driven approach.

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This startup is building software to help companies hire technical interns.

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A startup in the heart of one of the biggest tech hubs in the world that wants to help startups find genius.

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A podcast that focuses on the intersection of technology and business, including interviews with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

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A text-to-speech service for the blind that uses the Amazon Echo to convert written words to audio. WordBlind uses a technology called "on-the-fly" speech synthesis to convert text to audio that sounds like the original.

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A Boston-based startup with a focus on clean energy. Their product is a roof tile that pulls energy from the sun. This project is a spinout from Techstars.

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A startup that helps companies learn about the best technology for their business, and then negotiates the best rates for their clients.

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A VC-backed startup that is looking to bring financial services to the unbanked in India. The company has started piloting its technology in Chennai and Hyderabad.

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An online platform for retailers to manage the customer experience through technology.

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A computer vision startup that wants to use machine learning and image recognition to make product photos more complete. The startup says their technology can improve the accuracy of product photos 40% with claims to be able to identify colors, shapes and other features of products.

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A startup that uses its own technology to construct a new type of credit reporting agency, which will offer credit score and credit monitoring to people who do not have access to traditional credit reports.

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Fintech startup that wants to help small businesses with cash flow and credit management.

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An ad-tech startup focused on helping brands to better understand their ad campaigns.

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A company that makes it easier for businesses to adopt and use technology. They’re currently working with 10 customers, including two large enterprise customers, and offer solutions in computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning.

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A suite of tools for visualizing, sharing, storing, and analyzing technical data in the field. It’s built to work with multiple data sources, and output is easily readable for the end user.

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A process control startup that enables companies to monitor and control processes that don’t have sensors. It’s a more accurate way of gauging process performance than the traditional approach of sending a technician to the site.

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This startup is building a platform for the fintech industry that aims to help banks manage their lending, investments, and risk. The platform was built to sit alongside the CapitalOne API.

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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 decentralized communications company with a focus on legal and regulatory compliance. The company is building out its technology to allow lawyers to create and manage documents via a chatbot.

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A company that helps build technology for banks to provide online banking through telepresence. A few months ago, it was reported that Facebook was looking to invest in VR company Magic Leap to help make this possible.

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A platform for zero-emission cars, building off the technology that makes electric cars drive themselves.

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A fintech startup that provides a service that let’s users fund their bank accounts with cryptocurrencies. The startup has raised $18 million in seed funding to date.

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A high-tech startup that wants to use its virtual reality to help people turn their natural surroundings into their classroom.

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An affordable, internal IT service for small businesses. The startup aims to be a technology partner for small businesses, offering a package of IT services to keep employees productive and the business running.

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A company with an $8 million Series A led by First Round Capital, Techstars, and Citi Ventures

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A company that designs and produces tech-enabled wearables that allow users to connect with their body and health data

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A tech company that provides data on the city’s road network, and the people who drive them.

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Predictive modeling technology that can help marketers understand where consumers are and what they’re interested in at any given time.

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A health care startup that aims to make the best use of technology to help doctors and patients manage their health.

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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 platform designed for the non-technical employee to communicate with their managers.

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 App that helps teachers find and collaborate on common content. The company’s technology works with Google Docs to organize a shared content space and show when content has changed. The product serves over 2,000 schools.

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An AI-based assist-ive technology for elderly patients. It’s built on Amazon’s Alexa platform and uses artificial intelligence to predict what the doctor will say before he says it, allowing the patient to adjust their behavior based on the doctor’s instructions.

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A company that helps tech companies prevent and integrate compliance with GDPR

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Fintech startup looking to capture the $1.7 trillion market for international currency exchange.

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This startup’s goal is to help hotels and other hospitality businesses save money by using the same technology that powers self-driving cars to know where their employees are, and be able to send them on a break.

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A chatbot to help people learn on the fly about deep learning, AI, and AI-driven technology.

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A way to track dog and cat behavior. The startup is building a technology that monitors pet behavior, including sleep patterns, mood, and exercise.

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This app helps employers and candidates find each other in a process known as telecommuting. It uses the same technology that’s used to find talent at LinkedIn.

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The startup builds a digital marketing platform for B2B software development companies. The startup has raised $2.5 million from investors including GSR Ventures, Techstars, and others.

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A startup that’s building technology that can detect when to deploy new products or features based on data and customer feedback.

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A company that uses data and technology to help companies sell to businesses like investors.

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An AI-powered platform that helps travel companies and agents book seats and deals on the most popular airline websites. The startup's proprietary technology is a SaaS product that can be integrated with any travel site.

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A technology company that helps doctors manage and teach medical students and residents.

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A recruiting platform for tech-related positions, which they say is “designed for professionals with a track record of building technology-driven products”.

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A real estate technology company which provides a technology platform to the home-selling industry.

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A company that helps bring back the romance of gardening and growing plants in the age of technology.

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This app is designed for people with mobility issues to schedule and manage their indoor activities. The startup wants to bring technology to a new market of people with mobility issues.

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While the idea of a self-driving car might look like far-fetched science fiction, the reality is that the technology is already at work on the roads of the United States and Europe. However, it is still too expensive for consumers to access. The startup, which is still in stealth, is working to make the technology accessible at a consumer level.

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Cofounder of the company, a former commercial real estate agent, says she knew nothing about the fintech industry until she started researching it in 2017.

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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 remote support tool for technical and non-technical users

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A B2B company that aims to help B2B brands with marketing and sales by leveraging the power of B2B data and CRM technology. They have customers including Royal Bank of Canada and American Express.

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A startup that builds custom smart shoes for people with disabilities. The shoes use a wireless accelerometer and Bluetooth technology to detect movement and alert a person when they’re about to fall. The startup is currently working with the military, but is looking to expand into consumer markets.

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A health technology platform that aims to bring together doctors and patients in a single platform.

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A “real-time messaging application that enables people to communicate online in real-time”. They’re working with tech firms in the Washington DC area, and say they expect to expand beyond their current market by 2020.

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A utility that allows you to control your home appliances remotely and with an app. The company wants to use the same tech to let you control your car like you do your computer, so you can remotely lock and unlock your car (like BMW’s ConnectedDrive feature) or even get notifications when it’s being driven.

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An AI-powered tool for building mobile apps with a focus on helping non-technical people.

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 A  researcher of AI technologies.

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A crowdfunding platform for groceries, with a twist. The startup has built a technology that allows customers to scan the barcode of a product and order it for pickup at a grocery store, then pay via the platform.

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What’s the future of retail A startup that helps retailers visualize, optimize, and design their stores using the latest AI and machine learning technologies.

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 The coworking space is part of a larger effort to help women get into technology, either by connecting them to mentors or allowing them to work at an office without the need for a co-founder.

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A platform for connecting small tech companies with big brands that wants to help bridge the distance between them.

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A mobile platform that helps users find nearby parking via mobile device. The startup is building the technology from ground up, with a new API that can be used by parking lot owners and app developers to get parking data.

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A technology company that makes software for the telemedicine market.

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A technology platform that helps businesses identify new markets, customers, and business opportunities.

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A company that provides support for enterprise organizations that want to adopt blockchain tech. The company has more than 2,000 enterprise customers, and recently announced a $1.1 million seed round.

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A health-tech startup that works with hospitals to manage treatments and operations

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 A company that aims to bring remote tech support to the UK. It’s currently in the midst of an $8.5M seed round led by Union Square Ventures.

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A technology that helps people create and share videos on the web, building a community around their videos.

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An automation platform for recruitment technology products.

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This startup will help banks manage risks by creating a sandbox for fintech startups.

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A startup that wants to use blockchain technology to create an alternative to Wall Street. The company wants to connect investors with funds and manage risk.

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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 real estate technology platform that is a hybrid of Homejoy and Airbnb, letting landlords rent out their properties on the platform.

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Looking to build the next generation of command-line tools, this startup uses a “push technology” that allows you to push notifications and updates to your phone from the command line.

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A startup that allows retailers to use existing technology to create a shop-within-a-shop experience.

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A startup that helps remote teams organize and automate recurring tech tasks and build shared services.

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

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A company that uses Artificial Intelligence to help banks and credit unions make loan decisions, with a focus on fintech and small business.

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A platform for recruiting tech talent for local startups

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A tool for search and discovery of technical talent

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A startup that provides a SaaS platform for SaaS companies to build high quality content. The startup is backed by some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter.

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The Startup Grind Philly Meetup is a group of local entrepreneurs, investors, and other startup enthusiasts who regularly gather to talk about entrepreneurship, funding, and startups in Philadelphia. The event is organized by a variety of organizations including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The Foundry and the Philadelphia Technology Alliance.

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A financial technology company that wants an AI-based product that will help users track their spending and help them avoid financial crime.

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The world’s first interactive robot taxidermist. It combines 3D scanning technology and a robotic arm to automatically fuse together a stuffed creature out of real animal parts. The startup says the process is simple for consumers to use, and can be done from their homes.

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A startup that specializes in helping law firms manage their legal affairs, and create custom legal documents. A legal tech startup, it started with more than 250 legal professionals and is now raising a $10 million round led by Sequoia Capital.

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This startup wants to help facilitate the digitization of art in a way that is more focused on intangible aspects like inspiration and emotion, rather than just the technicalities of how the work was created.

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This startup wants to use blockchain technology to help companies cancel contracts as efficiently and as cheaply as possible.

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A gamification startup that wants to take the traditional business school process of teaching sales techniques and make it more gamelike.

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In an interview with TechCrunch, the company said it was building a “mobile first,” “on-demand” fully-distributed video streaming platform.

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A tool for medical product development, aimed at pharma companies and biotech startups.

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A tool that helps consumers create a budget and track their spending. The startup has raised $12 million for its technology thus far, and is looking to pivot into a basic financial management tool as it grows.

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A startup that provides a way for tech companies to manage their digital marketing as one source for all their marketing needs.

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An advertising platform for artists that uses blockchain technology to smooth out the payment process. ArtPro is building a DApp on Ethereum that will allow artists to sell their digital work directly to their fans.

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The world of finance is changing dramatically, and there’s a lot of confusion around how new technologies like fintech will impact financial services. Fintech can take the form of apps, startups, and platforms, or it can be composed of a mix of all three. Fintech is a catch-all term that can include everything from cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to machine learning, and more. Fintech startup solutions help companies navigate these changes.

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A tech startup whose product is a home-based network of technicians that fixes your home’s issues or installs equipment. The company says that since it launched in early 2019 it has already had several million dollars worth of work.

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A tool for non-tech students to learn about programming.

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This company is looking to create a system for building and selling homes that incorporates the latest construction technology.

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A platform that helps retailers and brands use the right technology to get a leg up on the competition.

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A technology that helps people shop and eat healthier by offering personalized recommendations based on their health history.

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A software company that tracks and analyzes water usage in the United States. The startup is led by a guy who also founded a company called Aquatech that tracked water usage in the US in the 1990s.

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The startup wants to help companies meet the needs of their customers with a new tech platform that lets users talk directly to their bank services, like the automated teller machines of the future.

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Indiagames is a venture backed company that is building technology to help Indian game developers and publishers grow their market.

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A platform that connects borrowers with financial services and technology to transform the way they borrow and pay. They have a $2.5M seed round and are close to a round of growth.

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A group of startups that help companies manage enterprise technology including support and maintenance.

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A digital payments application for small businesses that replaces a bank account, credit card, and direct debit. The B2B business uses the same technology that allows a company to charge purchases to a credit card.

45

A fintech company that creates portfolios for companies to manage their employee retirement savings. It allows companies to track employees’ investment performance while offering a platform to help them manage their own retirement savings.

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A startup that uses high-tech, low-cost sensors to monitor the quality of the air around us.

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A platform for advertisers to find and target the right demographics and psychographics. The startup is also working on an ad tech platform for brands that want to target “hard-to-reach” consumers.

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Builds a temporary software platform based on Docker container technology for developers.

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A real estate tech company that focuses on digital marketing for individual agents.

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This company builds digital assistants for developing countries, aiming to make it easy for them to get work done while using technology in ways that are not possible when living in resource-limited areas.

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This is an “automated” loan application process for small business borrowers. The startup says its technology can analyze the financials of a business in minutes and make a quick decision on whether or not to give them a loan.

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A digital platform for training and mentorship, founded by user-experience designers. A platform to foster a community of designers, technical writers, and marketers who share their expertise.

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An online marketplace for buying and selling used items and goods. The company is using a technology called RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to allow consumers to scan an item and find out what they’re worth on the platform, which they say is a cheaper way to buy used goods, and helps sellers by cutting out the middleman.

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A startup for sustainable tech goods

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Dedicated to helping tech companies build more sustainable products, it’s a platform for tracking products’ carbon emissions and life cycle, and helping companies figure out what to do to reduce them.

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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 fintech platform, helping companies with their transactions.

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A way to make tech-savvy people in the Philippines who don’t have access to the internet to use the internet.

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Helping tech companies find the best international talent to fill tech jobs.

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A new startup that builds tools for freelancers in the creative and tech industries to help them get paid faster.

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A map of New York that acts as a digital billboard, providing advertising and location-based services. It was one of the winners of the NYC Tech Challenge.

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A company that lets businesses test and manage their technical infrastructure remotely.

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A tool for electronics repair technicians that is now available in the US. The idea is to give them better tools beyond the manual they’re given to learn.

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The fund focuses on two themes: 1) creating new tools to enable better access to financial services (including micro-credit, financial products, and payment systems) and 2) creating new technologies for improving the quality of health care.

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A virtual assistant with a chatbot-like interface to help schedule meetings, find flights and help with transfers. The startup doesn’t have any funding yet, but has a strong technical team.

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Cofounder of the company, a former financial industry analyst, began researching the fintech industry in 2017. She found a dearth of female founders in the space. In her startup’s pitch deck, she highlights several female founders as part of the company’s advisory board.

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A tool that aims to help companies manage contract negotiations, especially in the tech industry.

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A technology company that is building a “truly universal” Bluetooth smartwatch for the masses.

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A platform for groceries that uses RFID technology and point-of-sale terminals to track the history of each item in inventory and notify employees when inventory is nearing its expiration date

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

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A company that helps businesses stick with their promises to consumers, an increasing number of which are increasingly tech-savvy.

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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 voice-activated assistant that uses machine learning and a proprietary technology to identify critical situations and send messages to users’ phones. The app is meant to serve as a safety companion when users are out and about, guiding them through social situations, helping them get home safely, and handling the occasional emergency.

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Once a year, the company hosts a conference to educate its customers about the latest technology and trends in the industry.

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Companies that have benefited from Y Combinator are focusing on the problems of the modern worker not because they’re trying to build the next Klout or IMVU, but because they think these problems will be solved by technology.

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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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A startup that aims to solve the problem of long-distance relationships between people who are both working in the tech industry. The app takes advantage of voice and video chat to help people remain connected to one another.

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A “pure adtech” solution for publishers, allowing them to sell video inventory across various online platforms.

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A startup that wants to help reduce the cost of creating and publishing original video content by using Adobe’s technology.

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A startup building software to help companies in the US become more energy efficient. The company’s technology is aimed at helping buildings achieve the same level of energy efficiency as a home, but can scale to large commercial or industrial buildings.

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The startup's founders say they help companies in the $50B+ technology industry find top technical talent and make sure they spend the right amount of time and money on the right people.

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The startup wants to build a way for people to manage their digital assets via their mobile device. The startup says they’ve built a mobile app that can be used to create a digital presence for local businesses and brands. Co-founders say they’ve been doing extensive research on the best way to adopt blockchain technology.

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This August, TechCrunch reported that Instagram was in talks with Facebook to acquire the company for as much as $1 billion. Instagram, which was founded in 2010, is based in San Francisco, and is a popular photography app that has more than 300 million users around the world. It was acquired by Facebook in 2012, and Facebook has since used Instagram to promote its other products, including Instagram Stories, and advertisements. Instagram has been a big investment for Facebook, and many think it has been one of the company's most successful acquisitions. However, Instagram's popularity has led to a lot of negative press coverage about the user data that Facebook has access to.

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VentureBeat is an American technology news and media company based in New York City. It was founded in 2009 as a print publication, and has since expanded to include a website and mobile apps, and became a venture-backed startup.

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This startup allows people to create green screen videos using their own photos. The technology is used primarily by professional filmmakers, and the company also hopes to tackle the commercial market.

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The $1.4 million seed round was led by James Proud, and also included participation from First Round Capital, Village Global and Techstars.

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A tech-enabled market for finding and hiring high-quality freelancers. The company’s aim is to help small businesses expand their reach and have access to a more comprehensive pool of talent.

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FinTech startup that allows people to send payments via text message.

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A startup that aims to be the "Uber of dog walks." The company plans to use the same GPS technology that powers Uber rides for a service that will be more convenient for pet owners.

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A company that is developing a technology that uses blockchain to track and trace a product’s journey from the farm to the home, to protect farmers and consumers from pests and contaminants.

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A startup that uses technology to connect the self-employed with customers and clients.

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One of the largest investment firms in the US, Union Square Ventures, has been investing in a number of consumer tech startups. They’re focused on building services that make it easier to sell and manage products through the internet, and they’re actively looking for seed stage opportunities.

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A technology company that helps to keep track of the creative process for artisans.

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A new financial technology company that’s building a software platform that allows anyone to invest in a new business.

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A library of community and networking events for professionals in the creative and technology industries, including conference and meetup planning, networking and events

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A team of futurists based in Tel-Aviv, Israel, that uses data science to predict how human behavior will change in response to various technologies.

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A tech company that has created a new platform to allow people to donate some of their blood to help others in need.

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A startup that makes online shopping easier for people with less tech experience

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The startup holds a patent on a new type of printing process that uses a liquid to transfer the ink to the paper, eliminating many of the problems with traditional printing. The startup now wants to take that technology and apply it to the production of everything from paper to fabric.

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A payments app that allows you to lend or borrow money in minutes, for under 1% interest. The app is in the process of getting Fintech licenses in the UK, France, and Germany.

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The startup founded by a former General Electric executive, wants to use AI and a custom-designed nanotechnology solution to make drinking water taste better.

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On-demand service that provides technical support to businesses.

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A company that helps investors find the best opportunities in sectors like solar, wind, and clean-tech.

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This mobile payments company is building the technology that allows companies to collect payments on their apps through Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or other mobile payment options, instead of sending out checks or cash.

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Idea: Website builder for non-technical people

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Last year, I wrote about how some of the most successful Y Combinator companies are focused on solving the problems of the modern worker, like home care, transportation, and education. The most successful YC companies are built on the idea that technology should be helping workers, not fighting them.

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Innovation in the US has become a flashpoint for the rest of the world. From its inception in 2010, the French government has invested in French Tech. In France, startups have received €4.5 billion in funding in recent years, according to INSEAD.

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A company that helps doctors use technology to keep track of patients who are already in the hospital and notifying them in case of emergencies

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The startup is building an automated “tech support bot” that helps you get your problems resolved.

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A sports tech startup that makes a platform that combines wearable technology with data to help athletes improve and improve their performance.

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A startup has built a technology to predict and prevent stock market crashes. The company wants to use its technology to manage the flow of capital into financial markets.

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Fintech startup for facilitating money transfers between countries. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Myanmar, its beta version allows users to send and receive money online via mobile phones.

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A payment platform that allows stores to take credit card payments directly from customers. The startup provides technology to stores to collect credit cards and data on customers. It also operates a cashier-less store with integrated technology.

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A startup that’s looking to help the global microfinance community use new technology to reduce losses.

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A platform for mediation of disputes like contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, or employment disputes. The platform is built on blockchain technology.

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A way to remotely monitor/control smart technologies using a mobile app.

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A company that promises to make owning a house a more transparent and understandable process for consumers via their online platform known as RealtyShares. The company is a real estate marketplace that uses blockchain technology to help potential home buyers and sellers compare properties to find the best deals on the market.

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A startup that wants to “be the go-to destination for students and professionals to discover, apply, and begin their careers in tech”.

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A chatbot platform that helps restaurants manage the back of their house. It’s built on top of the same language processing technology that Facebook uses to turn user chat messages into ads.

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A mobile app that uses the same technology as Uber to get you a taxi.

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An adtech startup that targets ads to users based on what they’re doing on the web. They’re currently focused on mobile apps and are looking to expand to other platforms.

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A new company called Aranner is building a technology platform that helps digital marketers provide better customer-experience-based marketing solutions to clients.

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A platform to help talented people find jobs in the tech industry. Its founder, Aaron Jaffe, says he’s working with a number of the Valley’s most prominent startups.

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Helping companies with the tech and process of simplifying their supply chain management.

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As part of the Make Tech Easier project, the team is building a tool to help non-tech folks make tech purchases. They have a custom loyalty card that helps users identify the problem they want to solve, then build a purchase workflow. The startup now has $6,000 in monthly recurring revenue after just a year in business.

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A technology that helps lower-income people from taking out loans to pay for college

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A tech company that helps tech companies scale their tech. Through software, they help tech companies foster teams, manage tech debt, and make tech decisions, with a tech debt of its own, they say. They have a tech debt of their own.

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An online platform for buying and selling tech products. The startup says it’s the only tech company in the physical world, allowing people to buy tech products from other tech people.

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Recode is a project from Cheddar that provides video interviews with the founders of startups in the technology sector.

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

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An on-demand pest control service for homeowners that finds pests, estimates how much it will cost to remove them, and then, in a few days, sends the homeowner a text message to let them know a technician is on its way. It’s a $500 million industry in the US.

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 A technology for managing pharmacies with AI and machine learning.

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A startup that provides mobile money services for emerging markets. The company has developed the technology for mobile money across Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania.

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A startup that helps distribute the wealth of people who are well-known in tech.

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What is it: An AI-powered HR tech company, with the CEO saying it’s “the future of HR tech.”

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A startup that wants to reverse the trend of technology companies closing manufacturing facilities in the US, and instead bring manufacturing back to the US.

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A startup that wants to replace the ad-tech industry by building a self-serve platform for advertisers to create and manage their own ads and campaigns.

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A startup that aims to create a more transparent and secure supply chain for the fashion industry, using blockchain technology.

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A startup that helps tech companies hire engineers from India, the US and elsewhere.

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This startup aims to help fund the development of autonomous vehicle technology.

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A startup that wants to build the next generation of bookstores for the digital age. Using technology like artificial intelligence, sensors, and 3D printing, Bookuality is building the next generation of bookstores.

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Team managing the creation of a digital version of a physical game. Started as a team working on video games, it now has a mobile game in production, with the goal of using the startup’s technology to expand into a broader gaming experience.

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A company that helps banks protect their data and helps them maximize their data-driven insights, technology and services.

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Other tech startups that have been featured or profiled in this section include:

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A technology that allows companies to drive better pricing for their customers, and thus increase their revenue.

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An online platform that helps women find better jobs in tech by connecting them with companies with open positions.

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People in the US are getting older, but the cost of healthcare is rising faster than the CPI. This startup wants to make healthcare affordable for everyone by merging technology with universal healthcare.

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A tool that helps smaller tech companies understand their technology costs and profitability

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Philadelphia has a long history of technological innovation in the medical and engineering fields.

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The CEO of the company is a veteran of the automotive industry, and the startup is building a platform to help auto dealers use technology to help them better serve their customers.

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A group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are building a wearable that tracks the human heart rate, breathing, and activity. The technology is meant to be used for home wellness, but also to help with medical research.

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A company that builds a new kind of anti-fraud technology, through the use of machine learning.

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Another Fintech company looking to bring a bank of tools, platforms, and services to the new generation of the unbanked.

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A technology that will allow robots to follow human movements and do physical tasks for humans. The startup is getting $1M from the Singapore government.

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A tech startup that was founded in 2017 and already has a working product, which they say is a “way for people to find, follow, and communicate with the brands they love”

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In addition to the main list above, a number of companies that were not selected for the finals were chosen for a special list of honorable mentions in three categories: Technology, People and Process. The Bottom Line is the only company that was not chosen for the finals from this list.

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A platform to help operations teams run their organizations. It aims to “help the individual technician become more efficient and productive”.

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

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White Rabbit is a tech startup that provides an on-demand app for those with relationship problems

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A new Uber-like platform for on-demand delivery. The company plans to use the same technology that powers the on-demand delivery app to streamline the process of getting food delivered to your home.

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AdExchanger ranked them as the #2 ad tech company to watch in May 2018, following their acquisition of Adform in September 2017. AdExchanger ranked them as the #4 ad tech company to watch in June 2018, following their acquisition of Rapportive in July 2017. AdExchanger ranked them as the #6 ad tech company to watch in July 2018.

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A small company focused on building automation technology for HVAC, lighting, and other building systems.

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A process that makes it easier to ship and track packages, for both consumers and businesses. They aim to use the same technology that's in most FedEx and UPS sorting centers to create a more streamlined process for businesses and delivery agencies.

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A tool for audio signal processing that can help vocalists learn new notes faster, with a similar approach to techniques used in speech therapy.

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A tech platform for tech people. The startup’s tech tools are designed to be intuitive, so tech people can use tech without being techy.

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A fashion tech startup that connects fashion designers with brands looking to work with them.

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A startup that helps restaurant chains create loyalty program. The company’s founders want to use the same tech that powers the loyalty program at Expedia to help businesses like Chipotle and Panera create their own.

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An open source platform for people to find and buy organic food, powered by new technologies.

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A startup that creates fintech software for credit unions. The startup sells software that allows the member experience to be more customized.

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“We’re a real estate tech company that helps real estate professionals get paid.” The startup wants to help people lease out their homes and get paid — and make sure everything is done in compliance — all in real time with a mobile app.

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A wearable technology company, based in San Francisco, that makes apparel and accessories that measure in real time and track your activity. It has some of the lowest prices in the industry, and is a contender with the other big players.

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TechCrunch’s startup of the day, which aims to be a tool for people to share their discoveries of what’s next in the world of tech and business.

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The Specialized Technology Fund (STF) is a $25 million venture fund hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, where it was founded in 2011. The fund is meant to facilitate the creation of new technologies that can improve the lives of people in developing countries. It is the first university-backed venture fund focused on developing technologies for developing countries. The fund is run by the university's Haas School of Business.

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A company that builds technology that helps brands and retailers verify that the products they sell are genuine. The startup helps consumers protect themselves from online scams and helps brands and retailers protect themselves from fraudulent sellers.

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In October 2017, AdExchanger ranked them as the #7 ad tech company to watch, and as of February 2018, they were ranked as one of the top 50 ad tech companies. In July 2017, they won the Red Herring Europe Award in the Enterprise Solutions category.

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This startup uses technology to help small- and medium-size businesses process credit cards. It’s currently in beta with 100 small businesses.

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A comprehensive set of tools for biotech and pharmaceutical companies to manage and track their path to market.

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A network of startups working together to build a new ecosystem around distributed ledger technology. The goal is to build a platform that spurs the creation of startups that can power an ecosystem built around blockchain.

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A CRM focused on helping companies find and hire the right people. Jigsaw, which was founded in 2017, has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Business Insider.

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A company that helps technicians and technicians-to-be learn how to repair basic electronics.

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A platform for making it easier for people to integrate their health and fitness data into their daily lives. The startup is currently trying to get the FDA on its side to call its technology a medical device.

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A hospital-based startup working with hospitals to implement new technologies in the emergency room.

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Has launched in the past year in the US, in areas in which cannabis has been legalized in the past year in states like Ohio, New Jersey, Texas, and California. The company’s founders say they can apply their technology to any state/state-regulated cannabis industry, and are already in business in the US.

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A software for helping businesses monitor and control their energy use. The startup uses IoT technology to reduce energy use in businesses and ensure that every watt is used effectively.

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An investment and crowdfunding platform, and a startup that helps tech companies increase their visibility and funding.

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The startup’s mission is to make the internet as cheap as a phone call. Its technology uses existing cellular networks to make cheap local and international peer-to-peer calls.

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Customer support software, aimed at wearable tech and health care providers.

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A credit card that pays you back when you pay it back. Cardlytics uses mobile technology to help people manage their credit cards, with a unique feature that helps you monitor your spending and cuts down on the number of times you have to pay off a credit card.

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A software company that helps healthcare companies make sense of “Big Data” to fuel change. Its customers include health tech startups like Molnlyck, and Kaiser Permanente.

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A fintech company that is developing a platform that enables an automated corporate bond issuance.

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A tech startup focused on improving the industry of tech and tech journalism and tech media. The organization aims to “promote tech as a force for good, and tech innovation as a key factor in improving people’s lives.”

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This startup is building a new generation of web browsers, called “containers”, that work like operating systems. Containers are like virtual machines (VM) in that they run programs inside them, but they’re a lot more flexible. You can build a container that can run a Ruby or a Python, for example, and you can run a container that runs a ton of different kinds of programs. Containers can also be used to run a group of VMs, and VMs can run each other, too. The tech is still in its early days, but it’s a promising tech that’s been used to run the Linux operating system.

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Nonprofits are often the ones using the most outdated technology, which can lead to cost overruns, delays, and ultimately poor results. Eloken helps nonprofits modernize their IT infrastructure by providing them with a cloud-based platform that cuts their costs while providing them with the tools they need to keep their programs running smoothly.

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This startup tries to help the pharmaceutical industry with the integration of new technologies into clinical trials.

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A financial technology company that helps comprehensive research in the world of growth investing.

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A company that’s building machine-learning technology to help train and manage AI-powered chatbots.

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A fintech product for US credit unions for managing bank accounts.

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For better or worse, a startup that sells “smart furniture”. The startup is building furniture that works alongside existing home automation technology and also lets you control it with your smart phone.

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This startup is trying to help fintech companies sell their products to non-fintech types.

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A company that’s building a technology platform for insurance companies that enables them to automate the most labor-intensive parts of their claims and billing processes.

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A company that offers a closed-loop technology for managing real-time customer service representatives. Unbounce’s system enables companies to manage customer interactions in real-time, and give back control of the customer’s experience to the organization.

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A patent-pending technology for making 3D-printed objects from photos.

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A software development company that wants to fix the “diversity gap” in Silicon Valley. The company’s co-founder says that men make up around 80% of the tech workforce, and women only 4% (and that the industry is even worse in other parts of the world).

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A startup that wants to use machine learning to predict the next trends in fashion. The startup uses machine learning techniques to predict everything from what style will be popular next week to what brands will be the most popular in 3 years.

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Y Combinator alum. Placed first at TechCrunch Disrupt New York. It’s an online education platform for people who don’t have time to study, but still want to learn.

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This tech startup is building tech for tech companies to help employees manage tech risks. The tech team at this startup is comprised of former tech execs at tech companies like Google. They’re working with tech companies in the US, Israel, UK, and France.

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 A startup that builds technology and tools for teams, including a project management platform, a task management tool, and a Slack integrations.

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A company that wants to help users of their product and other ad-tech companies get access to the data they need to track user experiences across all of their different websites.

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A patent-pending technology that turns smartphone screens into touchscreens by projecting them onto any surface.

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The startup is focused on the online dating industry, which is, according to CEO Ryan Feit, “one of the most archaic industries in tech.”

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This article was originally published at TechCrunch.

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This startup is building a technology platform that allows customers to connect, share, and sell products from all industries, from apparel to cars to furniture.

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A technology startup that is building a platform that will be able to help companies evaluate, discover and manage talent — it’s essentially a way for recruiters to manage their entire talent pipeline and onboard candidates.

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“Business Insider” is a U.S. business and technology news website, founded in 2009.

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A company that is building a tech platform to facilitate conversation and relationships between employees of a company.

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A startup that is building a service that helps recruiters identify and recruit technical talent. The service allows recruiters to search and view talent’s online resumes and portfolios.

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MakeMaps helps users create maps from scratch, or edit existing maps. It uses low-cost aerial mapping technology to create maps that are useful for a range of products.

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A startup that lets people book flights, hotels, and events. The startup is building a technology platform that allows people to book flights, hotels, and events together, without the overhead of setting up each separate booking through a separate web form.

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A tech startup that helps tech companies manage their tech risk. They’re already working with tech companies in Israel, UK, and US.

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A startup that’s building a service for hiring technicians to manage networking, security, and networking equipment.

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A startup that sells webinars that present real-life examples of how to use your tech product.

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A collaboration between the MIT bionics lab and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology that means that patients can be fitted with robotic prosthetics.

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A startup that helps governments issue tax-exempt bonds in an environmentally friendly way. The company uses blockchain technology to track everything from who owns the land to who owns the building to who owns the certificates.

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A “Starter’s Guide to Getting Into the Tech Startup World”

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This company is building tech that allows you to use your existing internet-connected door lock without having to buy a new, more expensive deadbolt.

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"TechCrunch" has included the following companies in the Crunchies Awards.

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An accelerator that helps women in tech get funded

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A freelancing marketplace with a premium membership that allows companies to outsource technical tasks to freelancers.

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A global fintech company that provides a way for emerging markets to get loans from traditional banks. The startup has pulled in big names including Bill Clinton, who has joined its advisory board.

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The founders walked away from their jobs in the technology industry to focus on food, and built a tech app that makes it easier and cheaper for restaurants to source from local farmers.

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A startup that helps real estate agents manage their homes. The startup’s technology aims to eliminate the paper trail of homes, keeping them in one place so agents can easily track and make changes to the house.

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A two-week online course for online workers to improve their writing and editing techniques.

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A startup that wants to replace the static, static-y nature of HTML with a dynamic, collaborative interface that allows you to write web pages with a visual dynamic editor that also enables you to work collaboratively with others. The startup is using the same tech they’re using to build the editor to create a mobile app that’s also dynamic and collaborative.

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A green-tech company that’s building a system that allows farmers to hook up their tractors to the cloud and collect data from the on-farm sensors to optimize their operations, and then sell the software to their peers.

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A startup that is building a business-to-business model for selling to hospitals and clinics using mobile technology.

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A buyer’s guide for the home chef. The startup wants to help people learn how to cook new dishes without having to get too technical.

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A technology platform for managing the “Internet of Things” that connects all devices together into one platform.

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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 startup with a piece of technology that keeps track of every step in a certain process. The technology has been used in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, and helps companies track products and processes in real time.

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A company focused on building the next generation of technology for the core of the hospital. The company is building a new kind of computer that helps doctors and nurses coordinate a patient’s care throughout the hospital.

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A B2B business that helps companies with software development and technology recruitment.

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A real estate tech startup that’s building a tech toolkit that a property manager can use to manage and monitor their properties.

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A startup that provides a service for seniors who need help installing technology in their home

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A startup that creates a marketplace for “micro-hubs”, meant for places where people can go to learn about new technology, get help with

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Idea: Cooking tech products that are affordable and easy to use

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Idea: A remote digital marketing agency for high-growth tech companies The startup has worked with a few dozen clients since launching last year, and is currently available to startups that are a $1 million in revenue or less

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Idea: A startup for new, used and refurbished tech

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Idea: A startup that makes it easy to integrate blockchain technology into your business They’re building an open-source platform that will allow businesses to easily create decentralized applications, and will provide consulting

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Idea: A platform for people to share their opinions and thoughts on things like politics, tech, and economics

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Idea: This startup wants to build a “non-technical” interface for setting up web servers It’s building a platform that allows anyone to create a web-based service, and it’s been used to launch a website about the alt-right, among other things

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Idea: A company that makes high-tech socks that help athletes recover from foot injuries The startup has $10,000 in monthly sales, counting Y Combinator itself as one of its customers

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Idea: Trim is a fintech company that wants to become a one-stop shop for credit cards The company’s pitch is that it’ll use machine learning to notch up credit card rewards for users and help them manage their spending

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Idea: A piece of wearable tech that helps with balance and muscle memory

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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: A startup that connects people with HATs (Human Augmentation Technologies) with the companies that want to hire them

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Idea: A software company that helps non-profits and NGOs integrate with payment processors and other fintech services

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Idea: An AI-driven tool for filtering resumes for tech and engineering jobs

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Idea: A company that helps companies save money on their technology and

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Idea: A medtech startup that aims to help people with their insulin needs The company says it’s already working with over 1,000 people and has a real-time insulin dosing calculator for people to use online The company’s COO points out that this is a $7B market and the company is targeting the $45B of people who aren’t able to take insulin as prescribed

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Idea: A startup that helps companies manage their tech stacks to ensure they stay on the bleeding edge of tech trends and have a clear understanding of their tech spending

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Idea: A digital marketing firm building a platform that helps companies target customers through chatbots Their first target market is tech support, but the startup wants to expand into other verticals

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Idea: A software company that is building a platform for providing medical care in developing countries Their technology makes it easier to find and train medical staff who are willing to work abroad, and more affordable for the organizations that need them

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Idea: An enterprise tech that helps companies manage the process of going from a workday to a workweek.

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Idea: A voice-activated “interface for the real world”, like a “JARVIS for the physical world”. The founders say it currently “works with every major cloud provider”, and that they’re looking to partner with companies that need the technology to build in-house platforms.

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A team of engineers have built a product that lets homeowners control their home’s lights, AC, and thermostat via a smartphone — without the need for smart locks. They’re pitching the product as a way to bring smart home technology to more people, and without the need for a significant investment.

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Idea: A startup that helps restaurants in India optimize their kitchen workflow, and take advantage of technology like smart fridges and credit card processing.

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Idea: A startup that helps people find jobs like running virtual meetings, as a virtual assistant, or technical writing.

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Idea: A technical recruiting platform for companies to manage and track hiring.

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The event was held on a larger scale than any previous TechCrunch event. It had a venue capacity of 2,500 people, and received 2,200 applications to attend.

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The event featured the first TechCrunch XR (extended reality) Hackathon in which teams built VR and AR experiences using HTC Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR headset. The event also featured a Startup Alley in which the most promising startups from the 2019 program showcased themselves to investors, mentors and press.

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Idea: A startup that helps retail businesses create personalized images and videos for their products. The company’s CEO says that the startup’s technology has already been used to create over 3,000 videos, and the startup has generated $50,000 in revenue so far.

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Idea: A fintech startup that provides consumer loans in the Philippines to customers who don’t have many credit options.

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Idea: A technology company that’s building an API to automatically match parts of a building’s structure with subcontractors. The idea is to help construction businesses better manage manpower.

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Idea: A startup that aims to help companies in the Middle East and India use technology to hire engineers and maintain online reputations.

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A developer-focused job site. It’s looking to help upskill tech talent in the US.

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A financial technology company for managing online payments in emerging markets.

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