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A tool for employee onboarding, designed to put employees through a process to get them up and running at their new job.

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Vertex is building an online marketplace for the construction industry, providing a way for contractors to sell their services through a web portal.

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A company that helps companies find and evaluate potential employees through video interviews. The startup says they’re working with Fortune 500 companies.

163

A recurring revenue startup that pays contractors for work they’ve performed through their software.

133

A startup that provides a service for people who are going through a breakup

125

The startup aims to help companies boost their sales through email marketing.

125

A startup meant to help people save money through a service that finds money-saving coupons for them

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A startup that provides a way to buy and sell Amazon gift cards at a discount. The company makes money through affiliate revenue.

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The startup is building a platform to help people to buy and sell gently used items, like cars, without having to go through a third party like eBay or Craigslist. They have a plan in place to expand into new categories in 2020.

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A startup that allows users to search through their Facebook friends’ photos to see if they’re using their real name.

116

A startup for local service providers to offer their services to customers in online or offline formats through a combination of chat and text messaging

114

 A startup that uses a “virtual bank” to allow companies to get capital without having to go through a traditional bank. It is looking to extend its service to the UK, Europe and Asia.

114

A startup that provides a service where they go through a library and choose books that they think you would enjoy

113

This online service lets people learn Spanish and English through games and video, and allows people to play games with a partner. It’s currently running in beta in the US.

113

Idea: A platform for making, distributing and monetizing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) games The company says it’s already built over a dozen AR and VR games and is currently monetizing them through app stores, advertising, premium content, and in-app purchases

112

An API for companies to post job openings and filter through applicants.

109

A startup that helps people who are going through a divorce by providing a calendar of all the things that need to be done

108

A platform that helps businesses and job seekers find and connect with remote teams. Currently, they're working with a company in Brooklyn called Crave that hires people remotely through a third-party site.

106

If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

106

A startup that helps you make your house a solar-powered, internet-connected network, allowing you to control lights, appliances and other devices through an app.

105

A web-based platform for financial planning, with an AI that helps users make better financial decisions through behavioral psychology.

104

A company that wants to make it easier for people to access healthcare, through telemedicine.

104

"One of the Biggest Breakthroughs of 2016”, “#1 Company to Watch in 2017”, “#1 Company to Watch in 2018”,

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Idea: A scheduling app for hair salons, meant to streamline the process of booking appointments and also to provide a better customer experience by allowing customers to book their appointments directly through the app

103

A software for consumers to share their credit with friends without going through a bank.

103

This is a solution to help small businesses manage their tax and financial obligations. Their platform is built on Slack, helping you bill, collect, and send payments to your customers, which can be done through a simple, intuitive interface.

103

A startup that helps small businesses get more customers and better ways to do it through marketing. It’s a timesaver for small businesses and a good way for startups to get a foothold in the market.

103

A chat bot that lets people through meditation than can be used to help people battle depression

102

A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have a phone call with someone who has been through something similar in their life

101

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.

101

A startup that lets you schedule and pay for your dry cleaning, pick-up and delivery all through your phone's native phone app.

101

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

100

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

100

A web-based SaaS that helps businesses sell products with coupon codes, through the company’s own network of retailers. The startup sells coupons via a monthly subscription program, and will offer a “freemium” model to startups and small businesses who want to use the tool without it costing them.

99

a company that helps customers in Europe manage their money quickly and easily. Its first product will be a prepaid Visa card that can be loaded with cash through a debit card.

99

A startup for students to buy and sell textbooks through an online marketplace. The startup wants to simplify the process of buying textbooks for students and help them sell back their books when they’re done with them.

99

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

98

A startup that allows anyone to create and promote a podcast, and then earn revenue through advertising and sponsorships

98

The idea is to make it easier to register to vote, from anywhere, through SMS.

98

A startup that helps people explore the world through photography and film. It wants to help people find the “right shot” for their travel photos.

98

A startup that helps people learn Chinese through video content that is designed to be slower paced, allowing for a more natural experience.

97

A company that takes you through the process of getting a new phone. It’s an app that goes through the process of registering your phone, buying a SIM, getting a new phone and transferring your data with you.

96

 A company that wants to make it easy for companies to monitor work performance and productivity through smart devices like phones and wearables.

96

When you want to buy a new coat, you order it from a store. When you want to buy a new car, you do the same, and your credit card company gets in touch with you. When you want to buy a new smartphone, you have to go through the same process. It’s a bit of a hassle, and it costs a lot of money.

96

A company that helps home builders like ApartmentPlace, ApartmentGuide, and Zumper create a single-page listing that embeds all of their properties into an app that they can distribute through the Apple Store and Google Play.

96

A startup that helps people buy and sell things locally through the app. Pricy is hoping to compete with services like Carousell and OLX, which have been operating in the same niche for years.

96

A tool to help people navigate the world of legal marijuana through a simple, easy to use interface.

96

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

94

A tool that allows users to send and receive payments in Bitcoin through email. The company’s goal is to make it simple to pay friends and family with cryptocurrency.

94

A platform for small business buying and selling services, which it says is more cost-effective than going through agents.

94

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

93

A personal trainer who has a special love for the Danish language. The startup is building a mobile app that helps people learn Danish, then helps them reach new goals through quizzes and gamification.

93

A food delivery service that provides delivery at the speed of a “pepperoni pizza” to customers who order through the app.

93

A healthcare service that provides a platform for human resources to view and search through the health records of employees. Providers can also use the platform to set up secure access for their employees, and then billing details are sent automatically.

93

This is a platform for students to sign up for courses at their college. The company offers an online service through which students can track their courses and take them at their own pace.

92

Aiming to make it easier for people to use digital cash, the startup wants to make it easier for people to pay each other without the need to send money through a bank. They’re working to make digital cash as ubiquitous as a credit card.

92

 A platform that allows patients to get medication through mail (mailorder)

92

A platform for small businesses to manage inventory through a mobile app, similar to Square.

92

A startup that provides a service where people who are interested in buying a home can hire someone to walk through homes that are for sale to tell them if they’re a good fit

91

A startup that helps people who are blind navigate their way through airports by teaching them which gates to use

91

A platform for organizations, including universities and non-profits, to raise money through crowdfunding.

91

A company that wants to help drivers get inexpensive fuel and drivers’ education through its website and mobile app.

91

A startup for connecting freelance designers with clients. There are around 5 million professional designers in the US, and they’re frequently hired through agencies or by the hour. The startup is building a marketplace where designers can post their work, which clients can browse and hire.

91

This app lets users track the delivery status of packages shipped through the company.

91

A credit card that earns points for saving money. The startup helps people save money by helping them save points on their credit card through savings accounts.

91

A startup that builds "the world’s first decentralized, open source, student portal.” Its goal is to connect students around the world to their professors through a global network of university digital classrooms.

91

A web-based tool for managing, organizing, and connecting the various tools that teams use to share files throughout the workplace.

90

A startup that aims to make a service for college students that helps them find and pay for housing, then pay it off through a loan.

90

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

90

This startup is building a mobile banking platform that will allow small business to accept payments from their customers easily through their SIM cards.

90

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

90

A partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to educate and promote conservation of marine life through the sale of marine fish.

90

A software business that helps companies build software that can be delivered through a web browser.

90

The startup has built a tool that has users go through an online process to find and hire a virtual assistant.

89

A digital platform that provides what its founders call a “dynamic ‘recipe’—a step-by-step process that guides users through every step of the creative process from start to finish.”

89

A company that looks to make it easier for people to order delivery from restaurants through their cell phone, using an app.

89

A platform with a web-based portal for doctors to access patient information, allowing them to talk to patients or patients’ families remotely through video conferencing, or call them into their office.

89

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.

89

A company that aims to disrupt the transportation of hazardous cargo by using drones to fly through the air and drop off material to the ground.

89

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

88

A startup that wants to get more people to express themselves through GIFs in the hopes that people will create better-looking ones.

88

A startup that wants to help you get to work faster by providing an easy-to-use, low-cost way to book rides through Uber.

88

A startup that turns waste into compost, fertilizer, and fuel through a patented process.

88

A startup that wants to help people sign up for and manage their health insurance through their phone. The startup recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding from NY Health Investment Funds.

88

A tool to help people quit smoking. The startup’s product, Patch, is designed to help people quit smoking through animations and imagery that help them break their habit. It’s designed to be used alongside other cessation products.

88

A startup that helps people who are going through a divorce get access to lawyers and other professionals who can help them get through the process

87

The startup is helping employers with HR solutions by providing a platform to manage all of the HR related tasks and projects through a single dashboard.

87

The startup uses AI to guide you through the process of buying a home, starting with a base salary and home costs, then dividing up the costs per square foot and getting a personal loan.

87

 A new kind of startup that’s looking to help you find a good roommate through the internet.

87

A startup that helps users keep track of their groceries throughout the week, with the goal of saving them money on waste.

86

This startup is building software for business owners to sell their inventory through a marketplace.

86

A startup that creates a “personalized customer journey” for a customer that goes through a number of services in their home, including electricians, cleaners, and more.

86

A tool for building “segmented” email lists, with a focus on helping B2B companies find more customers through email.

86

A company that is trying to create an online marketplace for networking through networking events.

86

A platform that allows teams to collaborate on their marketing and sales tasks. The platform allows teams to move through the sales cycle, from evaluating opportunities to closing. The company says it has over 1,000 customers and is on track to generate over $1.5 million in revenue in 2019.

86

A tool designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses get their online through a series of video interviews.

86

A company that wants to build a way to understand the meaning of phone calls (through audio) and help courts make educated decisions on them.

86

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

86

A startup that provides a service where you can hire someone to help you work through your problems/issues

85

A startup that lets you send money to your friends at scale, through a simple mobile interface. The startup wants to use data from users to build a better product, and it’s currently only available for iOS.

85

The company was founded by former Google engineers, with the goal of creating a “Google for humans” where people can find information about products and services without having to search through a million different sites.

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A "small business marketplace" that helps small businesses sell to consumers through a web and app interface.

85

An iOS app that helps people schedule and manage tasks. It’s available on the App Store and also through the website.

85

A B2B e-commerce software that lets corporations sell products through Amazon.com.

85

This startup helps online retailers capture customer data when someone visits their site. It helps retailers track how visitors move through their site, how they interact with ads, and what pages they visit.

85

The startup is building a suite of tools to help coders and engineers work through code faster and more efficiently.

85

A startup that has an online forum for people to talk about their problems For example, they would help people going through a divorce or would help people who are going through a hard time at work

84

A startup that wants to make it easier to source and sell used cars, cars that have not been bought and sold through a dealership.

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

84

A software company that helps brands with crisis management. They want to simplify crisis communication through their application, which allows users to create a plan of action, rally staff, and engage with customers.

84

A way to sell products with limited supply through Kickstarter and other crowdfunding websites.

84

A mobile app that helps you get to know your friends and family through video chat.

84

A platform that enables people to interact with their favorite brands through video. The startup’s founders say they have 40,000+ customers for the product.

84

A startup that offers a mobile app that helps people schedule a ride with a licensed driver through the Uber app.

84

A startup that provides a service to help people who are getting divorced (I would prefer this to be a service that provides advice on how to get through the divorce)

83

Idea: A startup for people who need to get their applications or websites running quickly online, without having to go through the hassle of setting up servers

83

A startup that helps companies track and manage their energy usage through a holistic approach, rather than through a series of individual utilities.

83

A company that helps online retailers “persuade” a customer to buy from them instead of their competitors. It uses algorithms to determine where the customer is in the buying cycle, and tailors a message to the customer so that they’ll click through to their website.

83

A startup that wants to take the friction out of the process of purchasing a home. Instead of going through a bank, you can do all the paperwork online.

83

In this article, Rob writes about the startup’s plan to make a video service that lets you edit and share video from an iPhone through a web browser. A few months later, the startup pivots to focus on video editing and distribution.

83

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

83

A financial app that helps consumers buy insurance through their smartphones and mobile apps.

83

This startup is building a tool that helps companies launch a new product easier and cheaper. It’s currently focused on B2B customers and is looking to partner with the B2B startups that come through YC to help them with their product launch process.

83

Using machine learning, Connect is building a platform that sorts through the clutter of online dating platforms to find the best match. The startup is currently in the process of raising its Series A.

83

A startup that focuses on wellness and health through sleep and meditation.

82

An AI-powered chatbot that will guide buyers through the home buying process, with an interface that is designed to make the experience very similar to that of a real agent. The startup believes that this will lead to a significant increase in home sales.

82

A startup that is a virtual assistant app that tracks everything you need to do and reminds you of it throughout the day

81

A tool for running your business through a more efficient, streamlined process that gets the information you need to inform your decisions and meetings more quickly. Tailspring is a software company that helps companies set up recurring meetings and manage those meetings more efficiently.

81

This is a service that helps companies sell their products to their customers through the use of apps.

81

A startup that helps farmers and businesses avoid the high cost of getting loans, especially through microfinance.

81

To help people make better financial decisions, the startup is building a mobile app that guides users through financial modeling, much like a savings calculator.

81

A tool to increase product adoption through better customer engagement.

81

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

81

In the past, a person could get insurance through a company and then write off the cost of that insurance. With the advent of the individual market, many companies are no longer offering insurance because the rate they would have to charge is too low.

80

A video-sharing site focused on sharing original content with the goal of earning revenue through ads and paid subscriptions

80

L2L is building a platform that connects people who are looking to buy or sell properties to those who are looking to rent. The company wants to build a marketplace where people can buy and sell homes without going through the hassle of a real estate agent. The company also has a deal with Century 21 in the Philippines to build a realty app that can help people sell and buy real estate.

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The startup wants to help smaller businesses get a loan through peer-to-peer lending, and has already closed more than $50 million in loans in an eight month period since it launched.

79

This startup wants to help retailers with the design and engineering of their retail spaces, looking to automate interior design and other parts of shopping experience through easy-to-use software.

79

An open source software platform that helps companies manage their customer risk data through a unified and central platform

79

A tool to help recruiters find and manage their candidates through an iOS app.

79

A startup that’s building a medical device that can be worn like a watch to measure a person’s heart rate throughout the day.

79

A company that wants to use search engine optimization to help restaurants pay less in sales tax. Currently the startup is trying to go through the tax process to prove that it can save restaurants money.

78

A platform that connects local shops with brands looking for wholesale deals through a one-stop shop.

78

This startup is building a personal finance app that lets users save money by exchanging their data for rewards, and then seeing the points they earn in real-time through an app for their mobile device.

78

A year-long class for the unemployed, teaching them how to get jobs through the new economy.

78

A platform that connects employees to employers and allows them to connect directly through a chat interface.

78

A tool that helps people track their health and wellness through data through a mobile app. The company says it has over $3,000 a month in recurring revenue.

78

The online marketplace where used cars can be bought from sellers and sold to buyers. The startup is private and hasn’t released much information on its model, but it’s looking to build a local network of auto sellers and buyers who make purchases through a mobile app.

77

A digital assistant that helps people manage their medical records, allowing them to be accessed through an app on any device. The startup aims to make using medical records easier and more accessible.

77

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

77

A free, ad-supported service that allows musicians to offer their music for free but still make money off of it through ad revenue.

77

A startup that helps people get their hands on a shorter-term loan without having to go through the hassle of getting a credit card. They recently raised $600,000 in seed funding.

76

We want to let people organize their photos and videos as easily as they organize their text messages. We’re building a photo management app that’s simple and easy to use, and we’ll be selling our own photo storage product through the app.

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A startup that lets users find and rent an apartment or house, then pay rent and utilities through a single platform using cryptocurrency.

76

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

76

A startup that helps people create and sell custom clothing through a web browser without having to design the entire garment from scratch. Loom wants to help consumers sell their clothing as a service — it’s essentially an Uber for fashion.

75

A family-friendly AI chatbot that allows grocery shoppers to chat with the AI through voice or text to help them pick out the best deals. The company says it’s already up and running in grocery chains like Walmart.

75

A company that wants to let people donate some of their income to charity through a digital wallet, and giving themselves a tax deduction to boot.

75

A startup that aims to give sellers the ability to sell their projects on their own terms, without having to go through a large reseller in the middle.

75

A personal assistant that supports you through the purchase process.

74

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

74

People are still not taking advantage of the benefits of peer to peer lending in the US, so Peervest is trying to change that through a marketplace that compares the best rates at peer to peer lenders in the US to traditional bank rates.

74

A new startup that aims to fund, develop and launch new startups through a crowdfunding platform.

74

This startup is working on a way to help users create a chat bot in minutes through a simple, drag-and-drop interface.

74

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

74

A new app that helps drivers find nearby parking spaces, navigate parking garages, and pay for their parking through their phone.

73

The company is centered around a new product called the “Activity Tracker”, which is actually a wristband with sensors that measure the wearer’s activity throughout the day. The wristband communicates with a phone that then records the data on the app. The data can then be synced with a HealthKit-enabled app for tracking progress.

73

A startup that’s building a network of shared work spaces throughout the country.

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Notebook, an online service for learning and notes, has a self-serve platform, through which users can send handwritten notes to their favorite teachers for grading.

73

A platform that helps small businesses optimize their sites for search through visual conversion. The startup is currently in private beta.

73

In addition, there are several other fast-growing startups that are also still working their way through the Crunchbase database, including:

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A company that helps people find a spouse through a combination of messaging, quizzes and other data.

73

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

72

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

72

A product for helping people create a daily habit of exercising. The startup helps people work through a workout routine on their phone, with the goal of helping them build a habit. It’s meant to be a replacement for people who have used apps like ChoreMonster or other similar products before.

72

A company that’s building a software product that enables people to rent out their spare bedrooms to travelers through a website.

72

A startup that helps with matchmaking, the startup says it sifts through users’ Instagram photos, looking for common themes. It then uses machine learning to analyze what it’s seen and suggest new friends.

71

Making customer data more actionable through simple, tangible interfaces.

71

UrbanClap specializes in helping local businesses find customers through their mobile app. It’s building a tool that helps people book appointments at local businesses from their phones directly.

71

A platform for professional book authors who want to sell their books through Amazon. The startup’s founders say they’re working on integrations with other retailers like iTunes and Google Play and are making it easier for authors to sell their books to readers.

71

This startup helps businesses accept payment in cryptocurrency through a platform that breaks up transactions into small, everyday transactions that are easier to process.

71

This startup wants to help people manage their finances through a simple, smart, and mobile-friendly interface. It has raised $1.3 million to date.

71

A startup that’s building an AI-powered email marketing platform, where emails are a lot more personal, without the need to go through a third-party service.

71

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

70

A tool that helps journalists find the best pictures to illustrate articles. Users are currently able to search and sort through thousands of images in less than a minute.

70

A way to connect to the internet through a satellite, without a phone. The startup is building a satellite router for use in rural areas.

70

A “worker-owned cooperative” that will put a new spin on the working world, pairing freelancers and clients with each other to help them co-create a working space, and to help members through a “micro-retirement” plan.

70

A seed-stage startup that features an AI-based platform for managing and automating the operations of supply chain logistics. The platform allows companies to move more goods and save money through the use of smart devices, AI, and robotics.

70

A B2B platform that helps car dealerships and dealers find each other and purchase cars. They work with the manufacturer, and then sell the car through a few partner dealers, which is the core part of revenue.

70

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

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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

70

A company that helps people manage their health and wellness through a digital platform

70

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

70

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

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A dating app that serves to connect people with the same interests through a private group. It is a spinoff of the successful PopSurvey, which was acquired by LinkedIn

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For the past two months, the startup has been building a platform that helps people find jobs, with a focus on the job seeker. The solution is built on an AI that scours through job listings, and a platform that allows job seekers to better manage their resumes.

69

A company helping small businesses in India, mainly restaurants and food trucks, find more customers through SMS.

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

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The startup has built a software platform that gives brands the ability to create real-time webinars through web browsers or mobile applications. The company is based in New York City and is backed by a $3 million seed round from investors including 500 Startups, Forerunner Ventures, and Lerer Ventures.

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A company that helps charities and nonprofits raise money through online platforms. The company’s current product allows organizations to create an online presence, convert and store donations, and use the data to build and optimize their online marketing campaigns.

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A platform that lets families, friends, and neighbors connect, find, and support each other for their mental health issues, using a big data approach to help the right people at the right time. Through its platform, Bensound plans to provide a virtual space where people can post their symptoms, get support, and connect with each other. The platform reaps the insights provided by the data from all the posts to offer people with mental health issues the most personalized, accurate diagnosis possible.

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

68

A mobile payments company that provides a way to pay in-app purchases through Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.

68

A startup that helps companies control their own brand and messaging through a single interface

66

A tool tasked with helping local governments and non-profits collaborate through digital tools.

66

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

66

An API that lets customers pay any merchant in the world, directly through their website, with no credit-card processing fees.

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 A business that helps small businesses get paid online, through a service that takes payments online and then processes them later.

65

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

65

A startup that wants to teach young people in the developing world about money management and financial literacy. It hopes to do this through written workbooks, games, and a messaging platform that supports peer-to-peer learning.

65

A startup trying to bring payments made through a physical credit card to cash-only establishments. The startup is pitching its service as a way to bring cash-only businesses into the digital age.

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A team that says it’s building the “Netflix for video game streaming”. The startup is building a platform that allows game developers to sell their games through smart contracts that can be easily integrated into other platforms.

63

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

63

App startup that plans to use a bot to send messages to people through their Facebook account.

63

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

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An iOS app for smart locks that can be controlled remotely through the app or phone camera.

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A platform for independent content creators, allowing them to monetize videos and generate revenue through affiliate marketing, sponsorships, and selling ads.

62

A platform for selling advertising through instant video. The startup wants to build a video site that allows brands to sell ad space through auto-pilot videos.

61

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.

61

This is a company that’s building a platform for search engine optimization for e-commerce. The startup uses computer vision to analyze images in e-commerce websites, and then helps businesses optimize their images for search engines. The company says it can increase click-through rates by 30% and reduce bounce rate by 40% in a month.

61

 A company that creates a way for companies to engage with customers and prospective customers through video, with a focus on helping companies manage their brands through video.

61

A startup that aims to reduce the cost of renting out a house while also making it easier for homeowners to rent out properties through apps and online portals.

61

This startup has a software-as-a-service that helps homeowners build custom products online, which they sell to their local brick-and-mortar stores through an e-commerce platform.

60

Tracr is a B2B startup that allows companies to buy and sell tickets on the same day. They currently have 50,000 tickets sold daily, with a 4% take rate through the app.

60

A startup that makes it easier for restaurants to manage their supply chain through a single software tool. The startup is trying to take on the role of the general contractor, managing everything from inventory to ordering to delivery.

60

A startup that allows people to make money by selling their used items, such as clothes, furniture, and books, through an online platform.

59

This is an app that helps people practice the piano through video lessons and games. The company is part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 batch.

59

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

59

A SaaS that helps artists sell their work directly to consumers in a way that’s more efficient than selling through a gallery or commercial gallery.

59

A semiconductor startup called 3ic is building a new type of chip that combines digital and analog components that work together to solve problems in alternate dimensions. For instance, 3ic’s analog-digital chip can channel data through certain dimensions to solve problems in medical imaging, like detecting tumours.

58

This is a service that lets you order groceries through the phone and text. The startup is working with a chain of grocery stores and hopes to expand to other cities.

58

A mobile app that lets people track how much money they’ve saved through a daily savings plan.

58

A decentralized framework for trading in derivatives. Traders develop their own rules for risk and reward, and any order with those rules can be accepted. The idea is to make derivative trading easier and more competitive, reducing the amount of business going through big stock exchanges.

57

A tool that allows brands to sell their products through Instagram-like promotions.

57

A startup that allows users to build their own websites, without it being done through WordPress

57

Connecting a company’s marketing and sales efforts through a single platform. The startup is looking to connect sales with marketing, allowing companies to track the effectiveness of their marketing efforts and the ROI of different types of advertising.

56

A startup platform for managing and sharing biological samples. The startup takes samples from patients, runs them through a machine that identifies what is in the sample, and then uses that information to help doctors diagnose their own patients.

56

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

56

A new content marketing platform that helps businesses create and distribute content quickly, with the goal of driving more leads through its platform.

56

Humanized AI, a website that walks you through how to change your habits for a healthier lifestyle.

56

A platform that allows people to find and buy products throughout the world. The startup is developing a global marketplace for goods and services.

56

A company that helps people book appointments and make travel plans through a single interface, with an iOS app, a native app for Android, and a web-based app.

55

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

55

A platform which provides cost-efficient and secure cloud-based maintenance operations for IT infrastructure through a single API.

54

A startup that helps users organize their pictures and videos through a mobile app. The startup has partnered with Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox.

54

An investment platform to help startups from the seed stage through growth. The company wants to help startups raise funds and make pitch decks quickly and easily.

54

A startup that helps teachers and students collaborate on homework and projects in real-time by connecting them through a chatroom.

53

A platform that helps customers pay for services from companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash through a single checkout page.

53

A learning platform that helps people learn how to do certain things through a variety of different means.

53

A startup that helps poor people earn money through their smartphones. The startup wants to replace the urban poor with a new type of labor force that’s more productive and less susceptible to exploitation.

52

A tool that lets you make an image that looks like you’re looking at a phone, but in fact you’re looking at the real world through a video camera.

52

A platform that enables vendors to manage their inventory by connecting them to a network of marketplaces and selling through them.

52

A startup that helps guide companies through the often confusing world of employee equity.

52

Provides a way to identify, and then communicate with, identified individuals who are in the process of going through a government program. The startup is currently in the process of raising funding.

52

A new way to help small companies make more money through marketplace lending, with a focus on the Middle East.

52

A platform for serving meals to customers who walk into your restaurant. The startup wants to enable customers to order food from a menu, have it made when they arrive, and pay for it through a mobile app.

52

A tool for independent artists and entrepreneurs to get a head start on their next business idea. The startup has been testing through its own internal network.

51

A SaaS platform that lets businesses manage their customer lifecycle, from acquiring customers to servicing them and moving them through the purchase cycle.

51

A platform that allows users to sign in to various apps, and then track and monitor their health and fitness through their device. The startup, which launched in 2017, is now in over 30 countries across the world and has over 100,000 members.

51

An educational video platform that funds new educational videos through a non-profit membership model.

50

A platform that allows users to have messaging conversations with their pets, with the company providing the service of getting their pets to say a phrase or a word through a mobile application.

50

A company that’s building tools that send and receive money from people’s bank accounts. Using the software, people can send money to each other and keep an account for receiving payments. The app can be used by anyone in the country, and is available to customers through a bank account in the US.

50

A visual and auditory learning platform that enables users to learn through games, videos and images.

49

This startup is building an app that allows users to buy and sell local goods to each other directly in person, without going through a middleman.

49

A company that builds a way to observe and track the movement of people in real time through a smartphone application. It’s a way to keep celebrities safe at festivals and other events. The founders say they’ve already been approached by several celebrities to use their product.

49

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

48

A platform for short-term rentals through a combination of posting, ratings, and reviews.

48

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

48

A platform for insurers, doctors, hospitals, and patients to communicate data about a patient without having to go through a third party. The data is used to improve care and reduce costs, and it’s currently being used in the UK.

48

The company aims to build a digital platform for self-driving vehicles that will allow users to manage their vehicles through a mobile app using a dashboard-like interface.

48

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

47

A one-stop shop for designer brands to offer their products through a subscription box service. It costs $35 monthly, with a commitment of 3 months.

47

A platform that helps companies host events, with a large focus on live events. It has a marketplace through which businesses can advertise their events, custom event tickets, and sell tickets to the public. Three big clients include LinkedIn, Twitter, and Visa.

47

A company that helps companies setup a single cloud-based site, on the site a mixture of physical and digital products can be sold through an e-commerce platform.

47

A chatbot that helps automate customer service through customer engagement bots for companies.

46

A new way to book tickets online. Instead of booking through a travel agency or airline, the startup plans to make it easy to book and pay for your tickets through the app.

46

A toolkit that lets companies through its own platform to administer their own payroll and benefits programs.

46

A digital agency that helps clients optimize their customer acquisition and retention through a combination of data, analytics, and behavioral science.

45

Gives people the ability to “give back” in a way that’s easy, cost effective, and fun. It’s a platform that lets people donate a percentage of their income through a daily survey, which is then split between the nonprofit of their choice and the charity of their choice.

45

A tool to help people make and sell their own physical products online, particularly since they’ve already gone through the work of designing them.

45

This startup offers a gamified service for calling Uber or Lyft, which works through the app.

45

A startup that helps companies manage the sales process from product development through to shipping. It’s a B2B software company that caters to B2C e-commerce companies.

45

A digital concierge for shoppers in Mexico. The startup helps shoppers throughout Mexico, the US, and other countries find the best way to buy a product that’s in demand.

44

Crowdtap lets you send and receive money through Facebook Messenger.

44

This startup is building a way to connect merchants and consumers to their products and services through a deeper understanding of their personal needs and habits.

44

A platform that allows consumers to learn about pesticide safety, through videos, quizzes, and a database of information.

43

A company that builds tools to help people save money through a shared account

43

A startup that helps small businesses find and train new employees. It’s sort of like a LinkedIn for small businesses. In the past year they’ve hired over 300 people through the job board, and have a waiting list for others.

43

Building a mortgage application and loan application that takes traditional paperwork out of the equation and runs it through an AI engine.

42

A digital sign-in for survey respondents. The startup wants to let people sign up through a website in order to get paid.

42

A platform to help businesses communicate with their customers through a visual interface

42

A startup that helps journalists publish content without going through Facebook’s “disengagement” process

42

A platform that helps companies sift through tons of data coming from various automation systems to get to “actionable insights”.

42

A startup that helps companies in the financial services industry integrate data from multiple systems through one API.

42

A startup that helps people with anxiety disorders learn to control their anxiety through meditation

41

A tool for building and managing social networks, with plans to add in things like a calendar, task management, document sharing, etc. through a new collaboration platform.

41

A startup that aims to connect the world through the Internet of Things at a global scale. It aims to use the Internet of Things to enable the connected devices in homes and businesses to communicate with each other and the world while offering new services for consumers.

41

Service giving people cash for completing tasks through their phones. Bemis has raised $10 million and has already onboarded more than 200,000 people in the US and Mexico.

41

A startup that helps businesses spend less on electricity costs by managing their energy usage (through usage monitoring and energy saving measures.)

41

A startup that wants to capture the beauty and lifestyle of cities through photography.

41

Through its digital platform, the company provides an online marketplace for companies to hire out their excess workforce. It’s for businesses that don’t have the time to hire, manage, and track contractors, and whose employees don’t have the time to do it themselves.

40

A customer support app for businesses, that helps users get through to human resources, and allows them to receive specific customer service.

40

A startup that helps small businesses find a wide variety of services at low prices through an online marketplace.

40

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

39

The founders of this company want to build a more connected and secure version of Amazon’s Alexa, one that can work with smart home devices and allow users to access the internet through their voice.

39

 A company that’s building a platform to help tenants and landlords in the US remotely manage properties, including maintenance and repair services, through a web app.

39

A company that makes it easier for companies to sell products in the Philippines through a local market.

39

Vape2Life is a packaging and fulfillment startup that’s trying to make it easier for e-cigarette companies to ship their products. The company is offering fulfillment through its own fulfillment centers, as well as working with partners like UPS and FedEx to get products into the hands of customers.

39

Fledgling startup that wants to let you design your own custom robotics projects through a simple drag-and-drop interface. The company is hoping to make it so that a person can build a robot with just a few minutes of work.

38

A company that helps companies adopt their own employee stock ownership plan, which lets employees invest in the company through a stock purchase plan.

38

This startup wants to reduce the cost of purchasing and transporting food, building a hub to connect farmers to buyers via the internet through the use of smart contracts.

38

A company that helps companies with procurement and procurement managers, by offering a digital channel through which employees can request products and services.

38

A startup that lets people experience virtual reality through the power of their mobile phone.

38

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

38

A startup that helps SMBs build custom software for their business through its admin platform.

37

A mobile payment app that allows you to pay for things like groceries, utilities, parking, etc. in real time, allowing you to settle your bill instantly through your phone.

37

A female-led startup that wants to help people take their "empowerment through dance" through workshops and classes.

36

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.

36

A startup that helps businesses manage all their customer data and automate tasks across the customer lifecycle. The company says revenue will be generated through the use of its software, which runs on the company’s API.

36

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

36

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

34

The startup is looking to build a “messaging platform for restaurants” designed to simplify restaurant communication. The platform would allow customers to share photos of their meals with each other, and track the progress of those meals through their restaurants.

34

A platform that helps with the creation of products, such as through crowdfunding.

34

A company that does data collection for nonprofit events. The company is going to help nonprofits run better, faster, and cheaper events through a better toolset.

34

The startup is working to connect people with mental health professionals through a mobile app.

34

 The company with the combined vision of Google, Facebook, and Uber: A new kind of messaging platform that allows you to send and receive a message with a set of actions. An example: You can send a message to a friend and then order them a pizza, with the message automatically being routed through the app and then to the pizza chain.

33

An augmented reality platform that allows users to create and share 3D scenes and experiences, including through the iPhone’s camera.

33

A startup that’s building a service that helps people sell their old smartphones without having to go through a lot of hassle.

31

A fitness app that walks you through step-by-step exercises to help you get fit.

31

 A startup that is building a platform that will allow people to save and withdraw money from their savings accounts through their cell phone.

31

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

31

A messenger for businesses that allows them to communicate with customers, employees, and partners through integrated messaging tools.

31

This startup is building a marketplace for professional services, meaning companies can get services from agencies online rather than going through a broker.

31

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

31

A startup that wants to help students in the United Kingdom study abroad through a program that pairs them with a local student.

31

A platform that builds communities around a topic through a series of articles.

31

A $2.99 app that allows you to find, order, and track your packages as they move through the delivery process.

30

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.

30

This startup is building a platform that lets retailers sell their old stock at a discount and get a new customer through the process.

30

This startup is building a platform for digital security and distribution of secure communication apps through a mobile browser.

30

A digital personal assistant for busy professionals, based on a design process based on the 11-step real-life process companies go through when hiring a new employee.

29

A startup, which has raised over $1 million, that helps customers go through the process of hiring a virtual assistant. It highlights the process in a series of animated videos.

29

Non-profits in the U.S. and abroad rely on donors and volunteers to get their work done. Unfortunately, they aren’t always able to rely on these people to do what they promise. BitGive is a platform for non-profits that operates on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform lets non-profits raise money through cryptocurrency and use those funds to make donations to the causes they care about.

29

A “SaaS-based accounting and finance tool for SMBs”. The company offers integrated accounting, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, bank account linking, invoice creation, and expense tracking through its cloud product.

29

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

29

A startup to help people do their taxes through an app, saving them money and their accountant time

29

A decentralized search engine that allows users to search through other websites without having to link to them. The company wants to make the web a little less centralized.

29

A platform that helps companies include digital assets in their business. The startup focuses on helping companies develop digital assets, and helping them manage those assets through an easy-to-use dashboard.

28

This startup wants to streamline the college application process by letting students manage their entire application through a single portal, with the goal of making the process easier and better for students.

28

A digital music store focusing on independent artists. The startup has signed up about 300 independent musicians to date, most of which are making money through streaming services.

28

A platform that lets people rent tools, repair their own things, and get their things fixed instantly through the app, which uses a subscription-based service to keep costs down.

27

Patagonia has been in the YC program since 2010. The company sells backpacks and other outdoor gear through retail and wholesale channels in the US and internationally.

27

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

27

A startup that operates a “pet care network” for people who have pets. The startup wants to build a platform that allows people to find pet-sitters and services, and then pay for them through a payment system that works without a credit card.

27

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.

27

A startup that’s working on a new way to connect startups with investors. The startup is building a marketplace where startups will be able to connect directly with VCs without having to go through a middleman.

26

The company is working on building an AI-powered chatbot that can sort through all your different college degrees and track your progress. The idea is that college degrees can be tracked in a way that makes them useful for future employers or graduate school applications.

26

A utility for "smart" homes from the makers of Nest, Dropcam and Honeywell. Eko is a new company that aims to bring more automation to everything from thermostats to security cameras. The company started with a thermostat that can be programmed through an app and communicate with a connected garage door, but it’s now also trying to develop a home security system that will stop someone by recognizing their face and sending a message to their phone.

26

A startup that encourages people to share their stories through a combination of text, photos, and videos

26

A startup that wants to make it easier for big brands to take photos for Instagram. They’re building a new way for brands to create Instagram content without having to go through the process of taking a photo.

26

A startup that wants to cut down on the “excess” of onboarding customers, and help companies automate the onboarding process through clear use of the right tools.

25

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

25

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

23

A startup that is building a way to help consumers find great deals and discounts on their favorite products and services. The startup has built an AI engine that scours the web to find the best deals and sends them to users through email.

22

A company that allows users to connect with people they’d like to learn from through a private, guided coaching program.

22

A startup that helps businesses give their customers the ability to order products directly through the company’s website, rather than having to go through an intermediary.

22

A solution for the “on-demand economy”, giving users the ability to book drivers through their phone. Users can book drivers through the app or through an API.

22

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.

22

A platform that allows people to choose the best time of day to start a workout, with a built-in coach to guide them through their workout session.

22

This is a tool to help restaurant cooks manage their recipes better, through a unified recipe book that combines all of their existing recipes across different platforms.

21

This startup helps companies manage their customer service through an automated chat bot on Facebook Messenger. Its first customer is Zoosk, the dating site and app maker.

21

Gist is a startup that helps athletes improve their performance by tracking their workouts and then, through a series of video lessons, helping them to apply that information.

21

A group of app makers, including a former YC batch, started a startup to enable broadcasters to promote their content through Snapchat.

21

A digital agency that helps companies tell their stories through the written and spoken word.

21

A startup that wants to get into the R&D process for drug discovery. The startup wants to make the process more efficient through an AI-driven system that can read and interpret thousands of data points to determine the best possible drug targets.

21

A startup where users can pay to get products shipped to their house. The startup is also working on an app that lets users follow their packages as they move through the shipping system.

21

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

20

A platform that allows businesses to bring their legacy systems to the cloud, and then secure them through a single platform.

20

A platform for businesses to pay their employees in the U.S. without needing to pay payroll. PayrollNow will work with employers to set up payroll through the app, and then charge a 1% fee on all payouts.

20

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

20

 A startup to help employers manage employee wages, benefits, and health insurance through an online portal.

20

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

20

A multi-service platform that helps retailers grow sales and loyalty through loyalty card programs.

20

A startup that wants to connect freelance workers with jobs through an AI-powered marketplace. The startup is currently working with Capital One to help the bank recruit independent workers.

20

A startup for patients to buy pharmaceuticals online. Patients can save money through lower prices, or improve their medication through more information.

20

This startup designs and builds a line of “smart” showerheads that the founders say lets users control the temperature and pressure of the water through a smartphone app.

20

A startup that helps companies provide “full-stack” support for their products, from product design and development through sales and support.

19

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

19

a service that allows employers to find and track jobs from their website, and have job applicants apply through their site

19

A system that optimizes the app experience for photos, allowing users to quickly scroll through their photos.

19

A company that works with companies to help them get through the process of acquiring foreign IP.

19

A VR/AR platform that uses 3D scans of real estate to present you with a virtual walkthrough of a home or apartment. The startup is currently in private beta and has raised $1.5M.

19

A company that helps you “rent” an electric car through services like car sharing.

19

Computes a person’s carbon footprint, and shows how to reduce it through a series of actions. The company wants to enable people to see what they’re doing to benefit the planet and how they can do more.

19

A startup that’s developing a self-driving electric vehicle for the cost of a $1,000 taxicab. It’s a smart car that communicates via Bluetooth, offers a variety of car-related services, and can be controlled through an app.

19

A video training platform that helps coaches guide their athletes through their workouts.

19

A company that helps companies and nonprofits raise money by letting people donate to causes they care about through the app.

18

This startup makes it easier for companies to pay employees for services rendered through a branded mobile app.

18

They’re building a new app that integrates with the company’s existing software to allow users to place orders and track shipments through a unified interface. The company says they’ve already built the app and are in the process of getting it out to customers.

18

A platform to help guide a user through a particular process to achieve a goal.

18

A startup for “sprinting” through a project, allowing users to create a schedule and track progress

18

A startup that helps high school students organize their activities through a student-specific calendar.

18

An all-in-one platform that allows users to communicate through video and text and share their location and other information.

18

A tool that streamlines how companies and governments can track and monitor their employees' data and activities through their devices.

18

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

18

A startup that wants to make it easier to book flights through mobile apps. Yatra is backed by Sequoia’s Sumeet Jain

18

A tool that helps companies grow their sales and brand through social media.

18

A startup that helps people learn how to work with their finances, both in one-on-one sessions, and through a “follow-along” plan. They’re launching their beta in mid-May.

18

A startup for internet, phone and cable service through a single account.

18

A platform that brings together employers and job seekers, helping both sides stay informed of opportunities and manage their careers through an online dashboard.

17

A company that helps companies manage their email marketing campaigns through a tool that allows them to create and send personalized emails to customers who have expressed an interest in a brand.

17

A company that helps startup companies find funding through a network of investor groups.

17

A tool for people to set up their own private VPNs through their mobile phone, to help protect their personal browsing.

17

A platform for businesses to sell their excess inventory through an auction for buyers. The company has raised $4M.

17

A company that helps make a person’s phone more secure through a simple chat or phone call

17

A company that helps allow companies to share data internally, while still going through a third party. It’s a bit like a P2P version of a company that helps share information between employees internally, but without the need for a third party.

17

A platform that helps people build their own online stores. Customers that build their own online stores can then order their products through Amazon, eBay or any other platform.

17

 A startup that wants to make it possible for people to pay rent with a self-owned credit card. The startup is completely mobile, allowing renters to pay their rent on the go, and send the payment to their landlord through the app.

17

A digital media studio that helps brands develop their own digital content, then distribute it through various digital channels.

16

A startup that makes it easy to pay for things through your phone, leveraging the phone’s GPS, camera, etc.

16

A SaaS platform that helps businesses manage their phone calls with a single dashboard that can be accessed from any device. The founders say they’ve already had over 400,000 calls a month through their platform.

16

A software-as-a-service platform for small businesses to manage their risk management. The company's software helps small businesses manage their insurance through virtual insurance agents.

16

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

16

This is a system that allows people to buy more of their favorite brands of coffee by placing their order through a barista at a local coffee shop.

16

A startup co-founded by Y Combinator alum Sam Altman, this is a social network where you can make friends with the people you meet through the app. Users pay for memberships and can then message and chat with others on the platform.

16

A startup that asks the question “What does it feel like to be a doctor”. It turns physicians into training robots that can read vitals, progress through patient history, and do the doctor interface.

16

A platform connecting customers with the best service providers through an AI-driven chatbot.

16

A platform to help merchants sell direct to consumers through Facebook.

16

Fix My Ride is a mobile app that lets users request a ride and pay for it through a mobile payment system, like Apple Pay or Google Pay.

16

A mobile ecosystem that connects people to each other through a messaging app.

16

A platform which helps people book appointments, appointments are made through the platform and the person sets the price. The startup charges a fee for each appointment booked.

16

A platform that allows people to book Uber-like cars by requesting them through SMS.

16

This company wants to power the next generation of music distribution, allowing artists to sell directly to fans through a customizable iOS app.

16

This startup is building a vision-enabled augmented reality tracking tool for wearables. The product, which launches this year, will be able to track eye movements, and allows users to see through the lens of another person’s smartphone.

15

A company that helps small businesses save more of their revenue by selling services like insurance, maintenance, and customer support through a white label platform.

15

A startup that allows users to connect their credit cards and bank accounts to their phone, so they can pay through the app using their phone number.

15

A restaurant database that lets you search through menus, order food, and find nearby restaurants that deliver. It’s the opposite of EatWith, which is focused on finding people to eat with.

15

a tool for people in the UK to hire a plumber in an instant, and guide them through their job.

15

A company that is building a digital platform that helps people and companies engage with educational content and services through a $25 monthly membership.

15

A startup developing a “mobile-first” platform that allows people to search through publicly available data about the world. One example is a tool that uses machine learning to find your address by looking at where you are based on Google Maps.

15

A startup founded by former Uber employees to help Uber drivers connect with riders through a network of private messaging

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Idea: This is a startup that makes a “smart” doorbell. It has a camera, a microphone, and a speaker. Users can talk to delivery and service providers through the doorbell, and the device can be used to monitor and intervene in domestic abuse cases.

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A tool for e-commerce companies to manage inventory by routing it through warehouses.

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A startup that helps you design your home by giving you access to 3D models, walkthroughs, and virtual tours of homes on the market.

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This startup is building a platform for people to buy and sell services through a peer-to-peer marketplace. It’s currently selling services as a service, ranging from cleaning to home maintenance.

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An online payment platform that lets people pay their friends through Venmo. Payalu is backed by Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and others.

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A new app that lets users make real-time payments with digital currency. Payments are processed through the App with the user selecting the amount and then sending it to the merchant through the App.

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A startup for multi-family buildings that aims to optimize energy usage through a more intelligent management of energy usage. The startup started in 2018 and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fast Company Design.

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A mobile app that helps you donate or pay bills to charities through

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Helping small business owners build brand recognition through online video

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Focusing on the production side of the cannabis industry, Vite helps growers track their crop through harvest, packaging, labeling, shipping, and aging. Co-founder Pravin Patel says they built the software for half a million dollars in seed funding, and are working with other cannabis companies to deliver their software.

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A company that wants to build a hardware-based solution to the security problem of the internet of things. The startup wants to build a chip that can secure a device through a physical security system.

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A company that offers a service that allows the public to view details of the companies that supply their electricity. The app displays companies’ ethics and data from their websites and connects to their electricity suppliers through the cloud, giving people the ability to see how much they’re paying for electricity.

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A chatbot that will be available in ten languages and can recognize over 500 “emotional states” through facial expressions, tone of voice, and other factors.

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A startup that provides a hardware solution for IoT devices, which is connected to the cloud through your phone.

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A B2B startup that’s building a platform for finding and combating fraud in online sales. It’s not an entirely new idea, but Ampli is using machine learning to comb through data to try to pre-empt fraudulent transactions.

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A platform that lets people share and sell their homes for rent through a website or app. The startup is looking to take all the middlemen out of the home rental market.

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A live-action game that lets users watch their characters interact with the real world and interact with others through the game

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

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A startup that helps customers sell insurance directly to their customers, removing the need for the customer to go through their agent.

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A tool for HR professionals to create training programs on the fly. The company’s co-founder went through a lot of frustration finding training programs for employees, so he wrote his own.

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A solution for quick communication between remote employees, allowing communication through video calls, screen sharing, and file sharing.

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A platform that allows businesses to manage customer service, sales, and marketing team through one dashboard, combining CRM, chat, and email functionality.

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A startup that wants to help you “make money while you sleep” through its web-based app that saves personal finance data, generates personalized reports, and helps you automate transactions.

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The startup, which launched in December, is building an API that allows companies to design their own “gunmetal” color palettes for their apps. The startup wants to deliver a service that allows designers to create color palettes through a set of “gunmetal” swatches.

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A platform that allows people to book appointments with doctors. The startup wants to help users find a doctor through a web or mobile app.

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The founders want to build a way for people to monetize their work through a new, more transparent, and more scalable model.

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A company that is building a “micropayment” system for mobile games, which allows players to “purchase” virtual resources without having to go through a full transaction. The idea is that it could help games that otherwise wouldn’t be able to monetize with the current payment systems.

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A startup that helps people book rooms at hotels through a mobile app, and helps improve customer service.

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A company that is making a platform that helps other companies by letting them power their own call centers through AI.

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A way for companies to track their supply chain through an online dashboard.

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A cloud-based project management platform for designers and developers, through which they can view client feedback, manage workflows and streamline operations.

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A company that aims to bring a more holistic experience to recruiting through its candidate experience software.

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Plaid is a startup that wants to help companies get a better understanding of their customers through social media like Twitter and Facebook. The company wants to build a product that helps companies understand who their customers are, what they like, and if they should be spending money on ads.

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This startup is building a way to see and explore the world’s natural wonders and landmarks through data and visualization, and is partnering with the National Geographic Society to curate and track the most iconic and historic places in the world.

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A platform that allows consumers to design and sell their own products through the use of 3D printing, and allows retailers to create custom made-to-order products.

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A company that tries to make it easier for consumers to barter with one another. It uses social connections to make it easier for people to exchange goods and services without going through a middleman.

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A company that sells the ability to connect with the Internet through your phone

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A startup that helps merchants get paid through the app of their choice. The company works on a commission-free platform that allows businesses to track the sales of their products and services and be paid through an app of their choice. And all the payments are handled automatically.

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A simple way for companies to get timely news about their key metrics, possibly available through push notifications.

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The startup is building a platform for the gig economy, letting people earn money through online activities, like cleaning homes, or driving Uber. It’s currently focusing on Indonesia.

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Professional development company that helps companies innovate through coaching and mentorship.

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A platform for restaurants to order and pay for delivery from their mobile apps, and later take those same orders through their restaurants’ existing POS system.

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A startup around the code name "Remix Vesta" was founded in 2014. The idea is to create a platform to bring together all the ideas created through remix videos.

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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 startup that helps people find affordable housing, which they can learn about through a hands-on exercise that teaches how to get the best deal on an apartment.

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A company that makes “online courses for learning,” through which they claim to offer more material than traditional universities. They offer more than 1,000 courses on topics like machine learning, data science, and more.

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A tool for small businesses to collaborate with clients through the app.

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A database of information about corporate decision-makers and where they work, with a database of people who are available to work for them. The startup aims to help recruiters find the right people for certain roles, without having to go through the recruiting process themselves.

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The startup is building an online platform that allows users to send and receive money in the US and China without having to go through a bank. Users can also set up a virtual wallet for storing and spending in different currencies.

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The startup helps businesses find and vet contractors, either with a mobile app or through an online portal.

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A software platform for the digital health and wellness market. The startup is focused on helping people manage their health and wellness through a mobile app and an accompanying digital dashboard.

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A company that helps developers get their apps into the Apple App Store. The startup is a marketplace for “apps that are too specific or too niche to go through the regular process” and helps developers get their app approved in about 10 days.

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A platform that helps farmers sell excess agricultural produce, through an AI-enabled marketplace.

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A startup that’s building a platform for small businesses to sell their products and services through email, and a tool to help them to set up email marketing campaigns.

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A tool for small businesses to manage and secure their data. Founded in 2015, QuickBooks.com is a subscription-based solution and is available online and through a mobile app.

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Insurance that can be custom-tailored to the needs of individual people, businesses, or families. The startup aims to scale through its partnership with the US government’s Medicare program.

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Helps restaurants automate ordering and delivery of food through a mobile app.

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A startup for restaurants that aims to bring a more local, community-focused approach to the restaurant business. The startup is looking to help restaurants manage their operations through a system of bots and a more community-oriented approach.

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A product for education companies that helps them connect through online training programs. It’s used by companies including Whole Foods, Warner Brothers, and the United Way.

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A mobile payment processing platform for mobile-only retailers. It connects local retail businesses to millions of consumers, who can then pay for over 200,000 items at over 3,000 merchants through the app.

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Looks to help entrepreneurs raise money through debt and equity, by providing a marketplace for investors to buy stock in startups.

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A SaaS solution for businesses to take credit card payments from their mobile devices, including ApplePay and Google Pay, and then process that payment through their preferred payment processor.

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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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Idea: The best way to learn a new programming language is to practice it through a project

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

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A startup that provides a service for people to have someone go through their closet and suggest items they could donate or sell

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A startup that helps people create a customized funeral service for themselves by helping them think through the details

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A startup that helps people who are going on a cruise put together a packing list and guides them through the packing process

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A startup that helps people who are looking to buy or sell a house create a dating profile to find a match that will help them through the process

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A startup that provides a service for people who are going through a divorce They do everything for you, including finding your next partner

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A startup that helps people find people to do tasks that they don’t want to do (IE I pay $50 to have someone go through and clean out

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Idea: A way to see the world through the eyes of a designer

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Idea: A startup that allows people to book travel services, like makeup artists or photographers, on demand, and pay for it all through one invoice

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Idea: A startup that wants to be the “Kayak of digital audio”, helping you sift through the noise and find the perfect song

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Idea: A startup for helping companies sell stuff through Facebook and Instagram

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Idea: A way to buy TV advertising through Facebook Messenger

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Idea: A platform that helps people start a business and access funding (either from investors or through a loan program)

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Idea: Mention is a tool for tracking news about your company The startup says it’s a service for journalists who want a way to quickly search through news sources to see what’s being said about a company

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Idea: A startup that aims to help people learn to code through a combination of chatbots and online courses The company’s founders say they’re currently working on an AI-powered chatbot that can make coding exercises more interesting

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Idea: A startup that wants to use machine learning to solve the problem of sifting through job applications to find the candidates who are likely to be a good fit for your company

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Idea: A software company that enables companies to sell their products through women’s clothing retailers

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Idea: A data visualization company for enterprise companies It helps them understand data through graphs and charts so they can make better decisions

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Idea: A platform that helps people create videos of themselves talking through things like a how-to guide, or a testimonial, to help them market themselves online

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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 startup that wants to teach students music through digital lessons

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Idea: Improves the performance of ads by pinpointing the moment that a customer sees an ad and decides to buy. The startup is building machine learning models to predict conversion time, and the founders have already run $1m of ads through their product.

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Idea: A startup that helps you build habits that stick, through a combination of gamification and social support. The app has more than 10,000 users who have completed more than 2,000,000 habit streaks.

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Idea: A company that wants to help businesses refine their hiring process by looking at past candidates. Specifically, they want to help companies discover talent in their town without having to go through the costly process of headhunting.

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Idea: A startup for turning your apartment into a hotel. It allows hosts to rent out rooms via a smartphone app, and comes with features like cleaning, check-in, and flexible cancellations. It’s currently free for hosts, and makes money through a 7% cut from bookings.

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Idea: A startup that helps people find music online based on their mood or taste. It’s free for users, and makes money through affiliate links.

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Idea: A company that’s building a way to offer nutritional advice to people through a chatbot.

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Idea: Helps restaurant vendors sell their food through the Instacart platform.

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Idea: A company that offers an API for receiving payments through SMS. The company’s pitch: “We make money moves.”

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A startup that helps online businesses sell merchandise through Walmart. Their pitch is that it costs $5 on Walmart to sell every $100 of merchandise, while on Amazon it’s $20/100.

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Idea: A startup that wants to make it easier for people to do business with the federal government. The company helps companies go through the process of bidding on federal government contracts.

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Idea: A voice assistant platform for businesses, pitching itself as a channel through which businesses can interact with customers.

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Idea: A startup to help people stop smoking cigarettes by using a device called PACT, which is a patch that helps people stop smoking by delivering a drug through the skin.

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Idea: A startup that is building a decentralized version of YouTube. Users of the platform are able to earn money by posting content and advertisers are able to put ads on the content. The startup wants to give people the ability to build up a following without having to go through a traditional platform.

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Idea: A startup that helps nonprofits raise money from their supporters. The startup charges a 20% fee of all donations made through its platform, and says it’s using a $500k grant from the Knight Foundation to grow the company.

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

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A startup that provides targeted advertising opportunities for businesses through a large database of local businesses and customers’ social media profiles. The startup aims to reduce advertising costs and increase ROI for businesses.

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A social network for people to document their journey through life and share that with others.

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

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A startup that helps people get a more accurate assessment of their health by having them take pictures of their belly/stomach throughout the day

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A startup that helps people who are going through a divorce create a time capsule with their kids to explain to them what’s happening

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A startup that helps people meet potential dates through curated events

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A startup that helps people who are in the process of going through a divorce or are already divorced

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A startup that helps people move more easily through the city

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