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Idea: A platform for connecting students with mentors from the world's top universities

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A platform for organizing and sharing events, with a mobile app and desktop version.

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A startup for parents to easily compare the top pediatricians in their neighborhood

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A fake account that updates you on trending topics and stories that others are talking about, but are too boring or too niche to actually care about.

112

A tool for managing and tracking data security and compliance on laptops.

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A tool for developers that helps them create and manage their own website, on top of WordPress or another CMS.

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A “human-powered” startup that helps people to organize tasks and conversations around a particular topic.

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A B2B company looking to shorten the time it takes to create a new mobile app by using an API for mobile app companies to build their own app on top of.

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In October 2014, The Wall Street Journal ranked the Philadelphia area as the top city in America for startups.

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A startup for staying organized and on top of your expenses.

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ShareWorks is a cloud-based tool for sharing media such as photos, music, and video. The startup also offers a paid-for mobile app as well as a desktop companion for editing and sharing.

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A monthly subscription service that sends you an e-book on a topic you’ve selected every month. The company launched in December, and is signing up more than 50,000 new subscribers every month, the founder tells me.

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A startup that connects people to top-notch attorney and legal services

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An AI chatbot which answers questions on Quora, a question and answer site. It’s still early days for Quora’s bot, which answers around 1,000 questions a day on topics like “How to study” and “How to organize your life”.

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A tool for helping people collaborate and communicate via text, email, and phone. The startup’s product is a Slack chatbot that helps users talk about topics, track conversations, set reminders, and so forth.

92

A SaaS platform for people to manage their cell phone accounts. It sits on top of a person’s existing carrier account and allows them to view their data and make payments. It’s in early beta.

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A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

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“An online platform that provides the opportunity to discover and hire top talent from around the world. They are already generating $4 million in annual revenue with a team of 8.”

91

This startup is trying to help companies stop using Gmail as an inefficient way to communicate with customers and employees.

90

A news aggregator for the legal industry, using a combination of legal news, blogs, and a Wikipedia-like reference library to stay on top of legal news.

90

A way to make bus stops more efficient and integrate real-time bus information into Google Maps

89

A tool for connecting people with a shared interest in a particular topic

89

A software company that wants to help people with chronic health conditions manage their care and keep on top of their medication.

88

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

88

A full-stack app development company that focuses on building apps for mobile, desktop, and web.

87

A company that helps people stay on top of their diabetes treatment.

86

A one-stop solution for warehouse management, with an API to help schedule and track movements of goods from order to delivery.

86

A lightweight alternative to a Mac, PC, or laptop on which you can perform any kind of computational work

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This is a startup that wants to help people “build on top of the internet,” with a platform that enables anyone to publish products and content at scale.

85

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

85

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

84

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

83

A startup that helps businesses in the United States and Europe run their money using shared accounts. It’s a “one-stop shop” for working with multiple banks.

83

This app lets users shop at top retailers with their phone camera. The app allows you to scan a barcode and then shop on the same day. The app works with 25 major retailers like Sephora, Amazon, and Bloomingdale's to manage loyalty and reward programs.

83

A platform that allows developers to take their app and run it via IP. It's aimed at mobile apps, but its founders say it can run desktop programs too.

83

A startup that will take any video and allow its creators to port it to any of the top 30 mobile phone manufacturers, using a digital-rights-management-free model. The company has already built an app that allows anyone to convert any video to any phone.

83

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to find work in their area by selling them a tool to identify the top jobs in an area.

82

A company that helps companies turn data into insights, allowing them to spot trends and make better decisions. Their data platform is built on top of SQL and Python.

81

A messaging app that allows users to set up channels for different topics of discussion, including “buddy” channels.

81

A Chrome extension for user engagement with online content by “pinning” content to the top of the browser.

81

In June 2018, the Startup Genome Project released data on the 100 most active venture-backed startups in the world. Of the top 100 startups, 12 were based in the San Francisco Bay Area. That was more than any other single city in the world.

81

A startup that aims to take the power out of microgrids and put it into the hands of consumers. The startup is working on a battery pack with solar panels that can be installed on the rooftops of homes and offices and be used to supply electricity for a certain period of time, much like a powerbank.

81

A startup that aims to be a “one-stop shop” for HR, payroll, benefits and legal.

81

"Gizmodo" called the Startup Battlefield and Fast Company’s 2016 “Top 10 Coolest Companies”.

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A company that sells cool kitchen tops and pours that promote healthy eating habits

81

A platform that lets publishers monetize video and stop people from uploading copyrighted content.

80

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

80

A platform for people who want a green source of electricity (like rooftop solar)

79

A platform for sharing and rating products across the web, where consumers can go to see what the top products in a category are and rate them.

78

A startup that builds security tools for the cloud. The startup aims to use threat intelligence from the NSA and other government organizations to create a platform that can help find and stop hacker attacks.

78

A mobile app that helps people find top-rated doctors or clinics that treat a specific illness or illness category (type 2 diabetes, back pain, etc.)

77

A business that wants to help companies recruit top talent by connecting them with job seekers.

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In August 2018, Crunchbase reported that there were over 150 venture-backed startup accelerators in the United States. The list of top accelerators in the United States was as follows:

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A SaaS-based email marketing tool with an emphasis on design. The startup’s founders have raised nearly $500,000 in seed funding, including from Y Combinator, and have been named as YC’s top-ranked summer 2019 company.

76

This company is building the next generation of the internet of things device. The startup can send notifications to sensors, over Bluetooth, on smartphones, and even on laptops with a gesture.

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

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A tool to help law students study for exams and employers find top graduates. The startup provides a platform for employers to post jobs and students to apply.

76

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

75

A startup that wants to compete with the likes of Yelp and Uber with a streamlined, all-in-one platform for restaurants and small businesses. It’s a one-stop shop for everything from customer scheduling, to sales and marketing, to communication between staff and owners.

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

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A startup that’s helping small businesses in the US automate payroll and create financial reporting with minimal cost. The company is now focusing on being a one-stop shop for small businesses.

74

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

74

Pitchbook, a media company that covers the venture industry, has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch. It includes several companies from the summer batch, including the following:

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This startup wants to be the one-stop shop for insurance and retirement plans for startups and freelancers.

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The idea of the startup is to create a sort of "one stop shop" for all the different tools and products needed by a citizen journalist.

73

The startup pitches its platform as the “one-stop shop for all things HR”. It will offer HR software, payroll, and benefits management. It also recently raised $1.5M in seed funding.

73

An email app that lets you set up alerts for specific topics, and lets you get email updates from a growing number of organizations including the White House.

73

A search engine focused on finding the most relevant articles about a particular topic. The startup is building the search around data from more than 190 million sources across the web. It was recently featured on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

73

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

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A startup that wants to be a one-stop shop for all your ecommerce needs. In concept, it’s a combination of Square’s small business tools and the Shopify app.

73

A tool that helps programmers build and execute microservices-based applications on any cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This is a startup that is building its own infrastructure on top of AWS.

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A company founded by a team of Stanford and Berkeley researchers that uses AI to detect and prevent fraud. The software aims to detect when a person is trying to make a credit card purchase in a store and notify the appropriate employees, who can then stop the transaction.

72

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

69

The startup introduces a new way to think about the internet and data centers. It rethinks the internet as a global power grid, where countries have their own little data centers that sit atop each other.

68

A “one-stop shop for all-in-one accounting and tax management”, with a web app and mobile app for self-employed individuals and small businesses.

68

A cross-platform desktop application that allows users to log into their apps without their credentials and automatically logs them into their bank accounts. The startup is building the company off of Yodlee’s data and wants to build it further into apps like Facebook, Spotify, and others.

68

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

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A startup that compares the costs of different lenders, which is what launched a year ago. The company aims to be a one-stop shop for people looking for loans, saving them time and money.

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Idea for a startup to help people who want to stay on top of their money and investments. The company would offer customers a set of online tools and a “wealth coach” to help them stay on top of their investments and cashflow.

67

A startup that helps small businesses track repairs, maintenance, and replacements rather than having to rely on spreadsheets and stops receiving Ubers and other ride-share services.

67

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

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A startup looking to make the world’s best desktop security software, and taking advantage of the increasing need for it as the world becomes more connected.

67

A tool for monitoring and forecasting the weather, with an API for developers to build apps on top of.

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This startup provides a platform for tools to be built on top of, and integrates tools from across the web.

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A desktop application that allows people to quickly and easily pay their bills, from utility companies to credit card companies.

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A startup that allows companies to send a message to their employees and ask them to submit a fake review to help their company look more like a “top-rated” company.

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

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

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A startup that sells an “HDMI board” that sits on top of a television (or other display) and allows you to plug in a USB drive and use it to show content from a computer.

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A tool for managing your personal finance. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your banking and insurance needs, as well as a platform for your investments.

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A tool for easily switching between Mac and Windows virtual desktops.

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A new product by the founders of a popular open-source project, allowing people to see all of their files on file servers and get them to sync with their desktop.

59

A software company that helps HR teams with all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding. They strive to be a one-stop shop for talent as well as a human resource management solution.

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A desktop app for managing and monitoring a corporate smartphone fleet.

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The company aims to be a one-stop shop for financial and legal advice.

58

A company that makes it easy for small businesses to get in touch with consumers. The startup is making it easier for companies to market to a large, specific group of consumers by creating a one-stop resource for companies to find and contact consumers.

58

A web-based video platform for providing short-form, on-demand “how to” guides for small businesses. The idea is that users can subscribe to specific topics, such as ‘how to sell on eBay’ and then be notified when a new video is available.

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

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A desktop-based email client for journalists, connecting to their Gmail accounts, and using the same tools as their editors.

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An OS that uses Windows-style metaphors and a desktop-style interface to make it work like OSX, but with Windows-style applications.

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A platform for in-person recruiting stops which helps companies scale their college recruiting efforts.

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A digital platform that allows you to explore and research topics of your interest by browsing and sharing user-created content.

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

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A platform that allows brands to design packages for retailers to sell. The company wants to be a one-stop shop for e-commerce fulfillment.

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A desktop-based tool for making mockups of websites and apps.

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Taking the speed and agility of the mobile web and developing a platform that can be used on any device, including desktops. The startup, which was started in 2013, is one of the few startups creating a truly mobile web application.

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The startup wants to create a one-stop-shop for all of your Facebook ads needs. The startup is currently only available to marketing executives.

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A “HR SaaS” for companies looking to manage employee training by creating custom courses, delivering them to an employee’s desktop, or by hooking up with an instructor.

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A startup that plans to help large and small companies build their own cloud infrastructure on top of Microsoft’s Azure platform.

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The top 10 list of the most common ideas was based on the number of pitches submitted by companies.

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Open-source data visualization tool that connects together email, web, and desktop. It also integrates into Slack and other tools.

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A startup that wants to bring Facebook Messenger-style voice calling to the desktop.

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The Y Combinator summer school is a four-week program that teaches computer science fundamentals to top-tier high school students. The program was launched in 2010 by Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator.

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A platform that allows users to share photos, videos, and other multimedia in a single place, and search for content by topic.

48

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

47

A software company that helps companies stay on top of their supply chain data, with a goal of building a “one-stop shop for companies that need to manage their supply chains”.

47

A startup that helps people save money by helping them live in the moment and stop obsessing about money.

47

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

47

Loft, a startup that collects and compiles a range of industry data about startups, has named YC as one of the top three organizations in the world that are "helping to produce the next generation of startups."

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This startup is building a platform to help journalists write better. It’s best for longer writing, and it lets you know which writing styles and topics are best for you.

46

A digital platform for those who operate small businesses (like restaurants, cafes, and beauty salons) to serve as a one-stop shop to track and manage their business. It’s a tool that aggregates all of the paper and online paperwork into a single platform.

46

An online marketplace for making and selling custom-made products using 3D printing. The startup is building a one-stop shop for all 3D design, 3D printing, and 3D scanning needs.

45

A startup that helps people manage their mobile phone and internet plans from their Macs and desktops.

44

A post-production tool to help journalists and videographers manage their workflows. The startup hopes to launch a desktop app in the spring of 2019, and a web app in fall.

43

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

43

A startup that wants to help people build a retirement plan that can be adjusted and updated as the needs of their life change. The startup’s platform is built on top of a series of APIs and a software development kit.

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A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

41

A new kind of digital wallet that helps people plan and track their finances, manage their spending, and get support from their bank. The startup wants to be a “one-stop shop for financial services” that includes a portfolio, banking, investing, and insurance.

40

A startup that lets you find your lost laptop, computer, or smartphone, and gives you a place to file a claim

40

A startup that wants to build a one-stop-shop for home improvement. It builds at-home stores with a variety of products, and sales tools that make it easier for customers to make decisions about products and services.

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"FastCo" lists the top startups in the world every year. The list is based on revenue, but also factors in the startup's presence on other "fast-growing" lists, including those published by "Forbes", "Inc." and "Forbes Europe".

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This startup sells a zero-emission travel device that charges a phone, laptop, or other device when the traveler is near a wireless source.

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A desktop app for managing staff schedules and expenses.

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This is an online platform that tracks the top-grossing films worldwide

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A company that offers a tool to help users with depression and anxiety make better decisions. The company’s biofeedback tool can help users understand their brainwaves, moods, and other patterns that signal when a decision is best, and when they should stop or change.

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SaveUp is a one-stop shop for college savings plans in the US, Canada, and the UK. It works to save people money with a tool that automatically sends pre-tax contributions from employer to student's 529. The company has raised $1.5M in funding.

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A platform for staying on top of news about your favorite games.

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This company is building software to help the top 1% of salespeople and leadership, which they say is a $3 trillion market.

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

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A startup that brings together top doctors and nurses in an app, which lets you book appointments, or video chats with doctors and nurses remotely.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for startups to raise money and scale. It wants to provide a “one-stop shop” for digital fundraising.

35

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

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to monitor your health and give you a counseling session with a live doctor over the phone. The goal is to make the call center a “one-stop-shop” for any kind of health issues.

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 A startup that lists the best deals on a given topic, for example, “The best pizza in San Francisco”

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A startup for finding and booking travel that uses a bank of 5,000 itineraries to provide personal customization. It’s in the phase of becoming a booking site, with a desktop app in development, and a plan to open it up to all users.

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A web-based platform that allows users to create and manage custom-made credit cards to make online payments. They also offer an API for customers to build their own solutions on top of.

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A startup that helps companies find and recruit talent anywhere in the world. The company says they have over 1,000 clients ranging from top Fortune 500 companies to startups to large AIs.

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A startup focused on user-friendly music discovery. The startup wants to create a desktop experience around music discovery that will allow users to browse and listen to songs, and also see what others are listening to.

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A platform that runs on top of Amazon S3 and helps users set up their own private storage for data. The startup is focused on data privacy and security.

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A SaaS app that helps anyone create a custom cable channel for Slack, built on top of the existing Slack API.

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A platform that helps you stay on top of your taxes. It helps you organize your finances and prepare your taxes in a way that’s easier and more efficient.

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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.

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A startup that’s working to bring mobile-first design to the web. The company’s founder says that on desktop, responsive websites are too complex and hard to work with. On mobile, the opposite is true: sites are too simple and often hard to use. Sway is working to change that with a product that uses all the same features on mobile as it does on desktop.

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Working with a team at the University of Pennsylvania, this startup is building a way for companies to create personal journals in which they write and share their thoughts about different topics. The startup is also working with scientists to help people record their medical histories.

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A wellness tool for people with mental health issues to track their symptoms and stay on top of things. The startup is backed by Outcome Health, the company behind enterprise wellness company Medical Health Network.

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Basically a “one-stop shop” for hiring engineers and data scientists.

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This startup creates software that helps companies manage the security risks posed by laptops and other devices.

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This startup is building a tool for employees to manage their time with a SaaS product, with a mobile app and desktop software.

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A tool that helps brick-and-mortar stores stay on top of inventory and customer data, helping them reduce labor costs and increase profits.

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A platform that engages users with content that’s relevant to them, whether they’re fans of an artist or a topic they’re researching. It’s a software-based approach to human curation.

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A platform for building interactive, multiplayer games that can be played without the need for a screen. Prototyped with a game called “Truck Stop.”

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

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“A desktop-based tool for managing and reporting on commercial printing jobs”, this startup is developing a software tool for printing and printing services firms that are based on solid data science.

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A workplace chat solution that syncs your calendar and files from your desktop or mobile devices to your corporate network.

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A “one-stop shop for credit” that aims to help people from underbanked backgrounds to get access to credit. The startup is currently in talks with banks and credit unions to work out a partnership.

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Time has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch, including five from the summer batch and seven from the winter batch.

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Ink361 is an automated platform that helps companies find and hire top-notch talent.

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A way to earn loyalty points for things like retail shopping, with top-up functionality to spend them at any store.

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A retailer delivering only the top-of-the-line products from the brands they sell

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This startup is building a tool that lets people create websites in the cloud, and then upload them for companies to access with specific functions by using a mobile app or desktop.

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A platform that helps distributors like Courtyard and Hyatt stay on top of reservations across their properties.

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A unicorn that helps people get the right insurance at the right price. It’s a platform for insurance companies to use and has attracted four top-tier insurance companies to try it out.

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The startup’s target is high-level executives, and they want to help them stay on top of their job description and responsibilities.

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A “one stop shop” for startups that want to add a crowdfunding component to their business

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A startup that makes a tool for developers to manage development processes from their desktops

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A remote health care provider that provides “one-stop care” for patients. They’re building a platform that connects doctors to patients and other medical professionals for appointments and referrals, and serves as a concierge for other medical services like supply and delivery.

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This startup is developing an Android SDK for building applications that can quickly enhance photos with face detection, blurring, or filters. The client-side SDK is for developers who want to build their own apps on top of the iOS app.

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This is an app for recording your expenses on the go, and a service that allows you to set up recurring bills and stay on top of your finances.

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A community where you can ask a curated team of experts for advice on a particular topic.

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A digital representation of a physical card game for the internet, replacing the physical card deck with a virtual one. The startup’s founder says they’re close to the top 500 in the iPhone app store. They have a few hundred users.

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A startup that posts interesting things to read in a certain category, or a tough topic like “How to be a good parent” with articles like “How to get your kid to go to bed.”

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Smart contracts for the real estate industry, which are built on top of Ethereum, allowing parties to create smart contracts for leases, escrows and home sales.

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A platform to help small businesses get the word out about their products and services, built on top of Shopify.

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A free service for businesses to manage their inventory. It was built on top of Shopify.

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

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A 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.

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A lightweight, mobile app that allows you to work with the same notes across your phone and desktop, allowing you to sync them all to your Google Drive account.

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A “complete” e-commerce solution for a one-stop-shopping experience for customers. The startup is currently adding free shipping to customers, and plans to add paid shipping options.

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

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

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The company is a platform that provides a ‘mobile-first’ shopping experience. The startup wants to become a one-stop shop for all shopping needs.

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A cloud-based tool for sales teams to manage their campaigns and follow-up tasks. What’s unusual is that it’s cross-platform, available on desktop, mobile, and web.

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

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An engineering staffing startup that partners with companies to bring in new talent. After a company does a demo, Minimum runs a search for top candidates using its proprietary algorithm. The company says they’ve so far found candidates at top engineering schools, raised $1.4 million in VC funding, and secured over a dozen jobs.

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A help desk and service management tool for users of the internet of things. The startup is building its service management tool on top of Xively, the IoT standards and toolset that drives a variety of connected products.

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A tool for scheduling remote work sessions. The startup hopes to be a one-stop shop for remote work scheduling, helping companies and remote workers find dates and times that work for everyone.

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

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Autopilot is building a device for the visually impaired that lets them use their phones to control devices like lights, coffee machines, etc.

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A remote employee tracking app that hopes to compete with TopTal and Upwork.

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

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A personal finance app that helps people track their spending and save money. Based on a survey of over 1,000 people, the company found that the top things most people wanted to track were their net worth, credit, and income.

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SaaS for podcasts. The startup wants to build a platform on top of which podcasts can be monetized.

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A tool that helps legal firms hire top legal talent, connecting them with candidates in the top law schools.

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A company that provides the top digital marketing agency in the world with a digital presence outside of their clients’ websites.

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A startup that pays people to do research on topics they are interested in which is then written up into a paper and sold to students

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A company based in San Francisco that helps companies like LinkedIn, Google, and Facebook to attract and retain top talent.

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

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A company that helps auto dealers build a better online store on top of a standard eCommerce platform.

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Idea: Personality-based dating app that predicts relationship compatibility It works by asking questions on a sliding scale of topics like religion, politics, sports, and more

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A software company that wants to build a “one-stop shop for out-of-the-box, customizable content”. The startup wants to make it easy for brands to create and distribute custom content.

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A startup that wants to be a one-stop shop for all the things that a small business needs to do to get paid and do business. The company’s founders say that companies that use their platform spend up to 80% less time on account-related tasks.

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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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Idea: A payment processing startup that offers a “one stop shop” for merchants to accept payments. They’re currently working with a few large online retailers and are looking to go international.

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A startup that offers one-stop shopping for physical therapy and PT

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A startup that creates a service for helping people with their resume The startup helps people get their resume on the top of the pile instead of the bottom

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Idea: A startup that wants to connect travelers with locals The idea is to enable people to go on trips and connect with locals who can show them the top things to do in a given city

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

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Idea: Automate Admissions at top Entrepreneurial Universities

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Idea: Build a SaaS app on top of your eCommerce platform

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Idea: A startup that is building tools for small businesses to help them manage their entire operations, including keeping on top of all their vendors and sales

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Idea: A startup that provides a way to build a business on top of the software that powers the Zendesk platform.

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Idea: A solution for managing a company’s video streaming infrastructure. The first product is a video player that allows companies to put videos on their website and have them work on desktops and mobile devices.

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Idea: A platform for plastic surgeons and other medical professionals to build apps on top of, that make the process of ordering products and scheduling appointments easier for doctors and patients.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a credit card for people with low credit scores, currently working with a data provider to build on top of their database of people who could qualify for the card. The company is looking to build a suite of financial products and services for the people who can’t access them.

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Idea: A desktop software platform that helps companies design and build enterprise apps. The startup’s first customer is a large construction company, and it’s currently building a SaaS product that helps developers quickly build enterprise apps.

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Idea: A startup for individuals to manage their money, which is built on top of a bank account

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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: The startup is building a tool that automatically writes a person’s will and will updates, letting you track wills from multiple users in the same account. It’s built on top of a free service that lets you write a will once and store it with them. They’re aiming to replace legal representatives with their software, while still giving users the option to use a lawyer.

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Idea: A company that makes travel backpacks that have a pocket specifically for storing your laptop

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xtop is a mobile platform that’s helping companies serve up ads to employees. It provides a login for employees and companies, a mobile-first browser, and a tool for managing ads.

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Idea: An online marketplace of products made by independent designers. Designers can keep 90% of sales, or have the option to partner with the startup for a 40% revenue share. The startup also aims to make the discovery process easier by curating the top items from each designer.

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

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Software that helps companies manage sales leads and streamlines the sales process. The startup wants to be a one-stop shop for sales teams who are looking for a new way to manage leads.

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