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A data science company that helps people better understand their personal data.

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A startup that is building a consumer-facing app that’s essentially a data-driven diary. The startup wants to help people understand what they’re eating, how much they’re exercising, etc.

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An online service for companies that allows them to connect their products to third-party markets. The company’s goal is to allow companies to sell their products in other countries, and also to help them better understand demand.

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A tool for retail managers to understand and mitigate their staff’s stress levels.

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The founders of this startup are trying to create a new kind of credit card that can be used across multiple merchants, instead of different cards for different merchants.

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This startup wants to build a new type of credit card for the underbanked, especially in developing countries. It takes the form of a prepaid card and is available in any currency. Given the lack of banking options in many such countries, the startup sees a lot of potential for growth.

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A startup that helps you learn to code by making you build a simple tool that you eventually turn into a real product. The startup’s co-founder saw a need for the same kind of bootcamps in the area, and created the site to fill it.

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M-KOPA is a tool allowing developers to create their own specialized hardware. The founders say the company has sold $4M worth of hardware over the last two years, though they’ve only launched on Kickstarter today.

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Idea: A smart wallet that understands how you spend your money

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

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A company that uses AI to help people understand their credit score. It’s founded by a former VP of risk at FICO, and has raised $40 million.

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A startup that provides a service for helping people find a co-founder

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A company that builds vehicle tracking devices for businesses like car washes to help them better understand their workers’ locations.

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A group of four-hour-old startups that are still around from Demo Day in June. The goal is to help early stage founders get funding and grow their businesses.

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A digital education platform for low-income students, helping them understand their financial aid eligibility.

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A startup that builds hardware startups. The founder, Jibran Salfi, built his first hardware startup at age 20, and has since been working at Nest Labs. He was the first employee at Nest Labs, and was part of the team that built the original Nest thermostat.

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Inventor Dr. Ramesh Kale has been working on a low-cost, disposable "smart" pacemaker for under $1,500. The device is implanted in a pocket-sized battery pack that an individual wears around their waist. The pacemaker is connected to the battery pack via a small wire. When the device senses irregular heartbeats, it sends a signal to the battery pack, which then notifies the individual's doctor. The battery pack is replaceable, and is expected to last up to a year.

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A tool for creating tools. The startup’s founders say they’re building a tool that allows users to distribute GitHub tools, like their own GitHub for Excel, by other users.

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The founders of this startup say they are “building the first truly global, blockchain-based, decentralized and transparent peer-to-peer marketplace for advertising.”

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A credit card for the underbanked.

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

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A visual way to understand what your network of friends and contacts are doing, which the startup says will eventually include things like board games, sports, and other group activities.

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A startup that wants to help banks with payments in Peru. The startup's co-founder says they have more than 1,000 business accounts as of September.

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This is a startup that makes it easier for people to understand that their health insurance isn’t covering the entirety of their medical expenses.

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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.

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A startup that wants to help people in Latin America track their expenses and grow their credit score The company’s founders say that after launching in early august, they’re already working with over 3,000 retail accounts

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A software company that builds tools for eCommerce businesses to understand their customers better and increase conversion.

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A startup that provides a gamified platform to help businesses understand and improve products and services to their customers. The startup sees itself as a kind of “Twilio for data”.

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Startup founders are being more aggressive in the US, with a few companies in the last year getting VCs to fund them at seed or Series A-level, when they may have previously been too early.

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A travel app that claims to be fully integrated with Airbnb. The startup’s founders say they’ve already been in talks with Airbnb about using their platform.

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A company that offers a platform for delivery of medical supplies to remote and underserved communities.

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A health-maintenance company for the elderly, focusing on their social needs. The company’s founder and president, Alejandro Ortiz, said that for many older people, social engagement often goes missing, making it harder for them to stay healthy.

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A chatbot that aims to help people better understand their credit score and make more informed decisions about credit.

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A startup to help you understand your current credit card’s reward programs

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In the summer of 2016, the Y Combinator Summer School launched a $100,000 scholarship for students who attend the program. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Founders: Austin, Elsie. They are building a platform for Facebook data scientists to easily access data in the form of lakes, rivers, and mountain ranges, and make data-based decisions to improve their products.

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This startup is building a way to find homes to rent on a per-minute basis for under $1 a minute.

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A startup that’s building an end-to-end GPS-based tracking app to help college students stay safe when they’re out on the town. The founders say that they’re already working with a number of colleges on their app, and that it’s been saving students from dangerous situations.

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A platform to help companies build working group meetings that promote collaboration and shared understanding.

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

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A startup that works with large finance companies to build a tool to help them understand their customers’ credit scores.

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A tool to help broadcast companies understand how their content is being consumed. The company is currently seeking $5 million in funding, and is looking for a $2 million seed round.

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A company focused on corporate software for the cannabis industry. The founders say they’ve already secured $2m in funding.

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

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A startup that makes it easier for hotel guests to use their credit card on property. The company’s founders came up with the idea at a conference where the hotel they were staying at had a similar feature, and thought there was a better way to do it.

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A tool that helps small businesses connect with customers. The company’s founders say that the company’s users have saved over $500,000 by using the tool.

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A food delivery service that promises to deliver food to your door in under 30 minutes.

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Startup that aims to make it easier for retailers to monitor and understand how their products are selling in real time.

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The founders of an AI-powered dating app want to use their product as a platform for investors to invest in AI startups.

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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 tool for working with data in order to understand the real world. For instance, a medical researcher can use it to investigate how much stress the human body can handle, or to understand how people interact with their surroundings.

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

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A startup that aims to help people understand the underlying code of their favorite apps, and how to improve them.

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The startup’s goal is to help scuba divers understand the visibility of their masks, how to optimize their gear, and get the best fit for their face and face shape.

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Builds a retail website for selling products via Instagram. The startup’s founder says that the website is “the world’s first” to use the social platform to sell physical products online.

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The startup is building a platform that is able to recognize a set of facial expressions and, in real-time, translate them into emotions. It also translates any other language into emotions. The company promises to keep an eye on emotions in real-time, helping businesses avoid misunderstandings and improve customer service.

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A tool for organizations that want to manage their data. The founders say they’re working with several large companies.

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The founders of this startup are building a device to help you identify the origin of your food. It can be used to eliminate food fraud, and help the world’s poorest populations.

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A company that helps companies book tours and events at museums and galleries. The startup’s founders previously worked at the Louvre, and want to help them grow their business in the UK, US, and Canada.

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A startup that builds software for Facebook Ads that helps marketers understand how their ads work and how they perform.

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A B2B company specializing in helping companies understand and manage the risks of their sales and operations.

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A startup to allow people to get a quote for a car lease in under a minute

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A tool to create a photo-realistic simulation of an office environment with a 3D avatar. Its founders say it’s the first 3D avatar platform that is both accessible and real-time.

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Giving Demo Day startups advice can only go so far. So Y Combinator does a bit more to help startups. YC has created a forum for startup founders to share information and advice with one another. They also host “Ask-Me-Anything” sessions for founders to talk about their companies.

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A startup for startups looking to grow internationally. It’s a more self-serve approach than other startups, but the founders believe that they can provide the best service for a given price.

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The startup is building a tool that allows companies to build a website for their services or products without them having to understand how to code.

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The startup’s founders say that since launching a year ago, they’ve had over 6,000 paying customers.

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A platform that aims to bring transparency in the consumer data industry with a set of tools that help customers understand what data is being collected about them

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A startup that’s building a tool to help schools estimate their energy costs. The startup’s founders say they want to make it easier for schools to measure and manage their energy costs, but they also want to make it easier for them to implement energy saving measures.

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A startup that helps small businesses understand how to use social media to help them reach new customers

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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.”

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A platform for micro-transactions for online merchants. The startup wants to eliminate the need for credit cards. The startup has its first pilot under its belt, with $300,000 in monthly revenue.

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This startup aims to help people identify the underlying cause of their pain and then sell them an app that’ll help them treat it.

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Alluvium is a company that makes artificial intelligence software for image recognition. The founders say it’s better than other tools because it was built from the ground up to work with the way humans think, rather than the way machines work.

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From the founders of digital agency All Day I Dream About Food, a platform aimed at helping restaurants and chefs improve food quality and service.

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A credit card for people who are underbanked. The company offers a line of credit that doesn’t require a credit check, allowing people to put down as little as $1.

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A startup that aims to make banking better for the underbanked in emerging markets.

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A startup that helps you organize your life and write to-do lists (similar to Wunderlist, but aimed at parents).

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The co-founders of the company Seers are trying to undo the stigma of the “office dog”. They had their first pup, Mitzi, on the playground of Spotify's offices, and the company asked them to bring her to work. Now, she’s a dog who visits office visits from time to time to make sure that everyone is having a good time.

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This startup is building a self-learning platform to help teach people the fundamentals of coding. The startup’s founders say that the product they have built is already powering over 20,000 students in 300 schools.

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A tool for distribution of food and groceries to people in need, in the form of a vehicle equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee machine, and that can travel down the street from a central hub. The startup’s founders are veterans of the American military.

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A startup that helps caregivers create their own day-to-day schedules for their patients to ensure they’re not over- or under-scheduled.

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A fast-food delivery service that can deliver food to you in under 15 minutes. Their model is a bit like Uber Eats, but they’ve automated a lot of the process so you can order online, and the food will be delivered to you.

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

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A logistics platform for food-delivery services. The startup’s founders are now working with a number of food and beverage companies in the Bay Area, including Temescal Brewing.

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A payments company that offers a way for small businesses to pay for their own invoices. The founders say they’re aiming to replace “payroll” software.

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A startup that provides a service to help people understand the job market in the country they are traveling to

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A startup that’s building an online platform for people who want to build and sell their own custom iPhone cases. The startup’s founders say that about 1% of the cases sold in the US are custom-made, and a handful of startups have tried to build their own platform for selling such cases, without much success.

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This is a financial platform for the “urban poor” that helps track their income, expenses, and savings. It connects people to financial services and also helps them understand how to make savings and investments.

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A company that works with agencies to improve their digital marketing and optimize ROI by helping clients understand how their digital marketing is performing.

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A platform where users can create virtual islands for multiplayer gaming. It launched in 2014, with the founders saying that it’s on track to reach $1.5 million in annual revenue.

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A company that helps people understand how their salary compares to others in their industry.

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A tool that helps companies in the green economy get a better understanding of their carbon footprint.

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A tool for teachers to visualize and understand the student body

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A startup that wants to use AI to create a more natural color palette in fashion. The company’s founder says that the color palette industry is “a $20 billion market, and it has been a very low touch market.”

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A startup that offers a platform for digital nomads to rent out their homes in a peer-to-peer fashion. It’s in the early stages of development, but the founders say it will be “like Airbnb, but also a concierge service and protocol for renting out your home when you’re away”.

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Allows teachers to create lesson plans for their students, and customize them to their unique needs. The founders are hoping to recruit teachers to be the company’s first customers.

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A venture capital firm that invests only in female founders, focusing on early-stage companies that focus on women’s health.

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A company that builds products that help people understand their finances and save money. It saves customers money in the form of lower interest rates and lower cost of credit, and it pays interest on all savings in a person’s bank account.

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The annual list is compiled by a group of judges, including founders and investors such as Paul Graham, Michael Arrington, Fred Wilson, and others.

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

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

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

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

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A tool for procurement managers that helps them understand their spend and reduce costs.

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The startup is building a toolset to help people in the UK understand their personal finances and see how they stack up against the national average.

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

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This company wants to teach people how to be a good entrepreneur. The company’s founder is Anand Rajaraman, who ran a business development and strategy practice at Amazon and Google for more than a decade.

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

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A platform that helps English language learners practice by presenting them with text in a way that will help them understand.

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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.

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

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A startup that helps companies get a better understanding of their customers by using read receipts, call recording, and pop-up notifications to get real-time feedback.

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A startup that helps people understand and track their employee performance

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Chargeback is an online platform that helps users dispute utility bills. It’s a B2B startup catering to utility companies. The founders hope to build a worldwide network of users.

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A bank account that the founders say is “like a personal investment account with 100x the transparency of other accounts and no fees.” The account is meant to be a savings account for small businesses or freelancers.

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

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A startup that helps people understand their finances by helping them compare their spending to income, spending history, and trends. The startup wants to make people more aware of their personal finances.

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A company that helps restaurants deliver delivery right to customers’ doorsteps. The founders say they have over 200 restaurants, including Shake Shack, that they’re working with

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Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

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

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

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An accountant tool that helps companies understand their expenses and track when they should be paid.

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A company that helps software engineers gather data from the Internet of Things and bring it in a common format, allowing them to better understand what their end-users are doing.

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This company’s founders were previously in the gaming industry, and want to help make that industry more inclusive. The startup is building a platform to help game developers with user acquisition and retention by building in features for “people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.”

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

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Another company built by former Quid co-founders, this one is building a suite of tools to make it easier for women to own businesses in emerging markets.

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A startup that wants to bring the benefits of the web to under-resourced countries, equipping them with internet access.

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An AI-based platform for helping companies measure and understand the impact of their employees’ spending and behavior.

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An algorithmic startup that is a marketplace for job board ads, allowing companies to target their job search to a specific demographic. The company’s founders say they’ve raised $1.6 million in a round led by Greycroft Partners.

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This startup is working on a platform that helps app developers understand how users click, swipe, click, and tap on their apps.

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A mobile app that helps people make better decisions about their health. The startup’s founder says they are on track for $1 million in revenue in 2019.

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A platform for small business owners to rent their property out. The company is a joint venture between a local business incubator and the co-founder of Airbnb.

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A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

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A venture for helping people find and book cheap flights on both domestic and international flights. The startup is a spin-off of co-founder and CEO Zachary Mider’s previous startup, which is also focused on domestic flights.

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To better understand the needs of its users, a startup is gathering data from people who buy and use its products.

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

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This startup is building a platform with just under 1,000 clients that allows people to create their own version of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and frozen yogurt – with the added benefit of being vegan.

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Online brokerage which helps consumers better understand their investment products and gives them access to a licensed broker.

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A B2B service for the financial industry that helps banks identify potential customers and understand their spending habits.

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A company that provides a toolkit for self-storage facilities to manage their inventory. The startup was developed by former YC founders.

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A platform that integrates with healthcare providers to find communities and provide feedback on their needs. Its goal is to bring community health and quality of life to this underserved population.

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

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A startup that uses machine learning to identify fraud and money laundering in transactions between banks.

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A mobile app that connects people looking to buy a new home with a realtor who can help them get an offer in writing. The founders say they’re already working with over 100 companies in real estate, including Robinsons Homes and Landmark.

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The founders say that their product is “the best place to get the news, weather, and video you want.”

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"The world’s first social dating app for underrepresented groups,” which is to say, people of color.

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A startup that helps people find the best deal on a car insurance policy. The founders say they’ve already signed up 20,000 users and have been accepted to Y Combinator.

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The founders of this company hope to make it easier for people to book professional services online, allowing them to book a haircut from a stylist or a plumber from a service rep.

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A tool for understanding the human impact of a new product

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What’s a startup to do when they’ve secured $500,000 in funding and they don’t know what to build Unity is a tool that helps founders go from idea to prototype to product, all in a matter of weeks.

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A tool for high-frequency traders to help them build algorithmic strategies. The startup also wants to make the process of building algorithms easier for researchers to understand.

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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.

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A tool that helps the deaf and hard-of-hearing understand the information they’re hearing.

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

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This is a company that makes a way to map the physical world of information. The startup is building a suite of open data products and services that will allow users to visualize and understand the world around them.

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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.

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A product that helps customers compare different financial products to understand which is best for them.

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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.

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A new company that wants to help people in need, particularly those who can't afford to buy an iPhone. The founders say that for a typical customer, "you'd have to work about 30 years to pay off a plan that costs $350."

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A platform that helps companies manage their product lifecycles and is currently being used by “leading global brands,” as per the founders.

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Decentralized social network where people can get paid to publish stories. The startup is open source and free to use, and the founder says it has a "small amount of daily active users."

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

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A text messaging service that uses automated language translation to translate the words of a conversation between two people in real time. It was started in 2012 by a group of PhD students and has raised just under $5 million in funding.

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

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A company that provides software to help people make money while they sleep. The company has raised $2.6 million from a number of investors, including the founder of Origo.

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The Startup Grind podcast is a weekly podcast about entrepreneurship, hosted by founders of SBJ’s own portfolio companies.

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A software company that aims to help employers and HR departments manage the cost of employee benefits. It aims to make it easier for employers to understand what they’re paying and how to improve it. They’re currently in talks with banks to offer a new product.

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The company’s founders say they plan to push a “geo-federated” app to help people spend time virtually in a place they’ve never been.

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A tool that helps you find the best interest rates for your credit card. The startup says they have more than 1,000 users and are growing by 100 users a month. The founders say they’ve raised $1.3 million in funding from angel investors.

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An automated subscription service that promises to send you a box of the best things it finds on the internet for you — and it’s free. It’s based on a Reddit post from early January in which the founder said he was “unemployed and bored” while on a trip.

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A company that is building a tool that allows consumers to make use of the data from their fitness tracker to better understand what they’re eating and how they’re exercising. The company is working with fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone, and has also been working with the makers of the Nike+ FuelBand.

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A product that helps companies understand their brand’s performance in the market.

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

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A system that helps people connect the dots between their physical and digital lives, that helps them understand the world around them. People can use the app to find out if someone has talked about them on social media, see if they’ve visited a particular location, and snap a photo of an item they want to buy and see if they can find it elsewhere.

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A market research app that helps companies understand the wants and needs of their consumers better. It’s paid for by a company like SurveyGizmo or SurveyMonkey that charges a small fee every time a survey is completed.

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A tool to help users understand the credit and risk of the costs of their insurance plan.

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A search engine for things that have been read. The company’s co-founder was a former search engine developer who was frustrated with the state of the industry.

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Israel-based startup Narayana Health is developing a machine learning product that helps doctors and nurses better understand and treat patients.

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A customer support and engagement platform for businesses aimed at the Millennial generation. The startup is focused on helping companies improve customer support and engagement, but its founders say it can be used across the board.

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A platform for photography that lets users sell photos against their copyright. The startup’s co-founder, Jake Sion, says it started as an homage to the Instagram addiction many have to sharing their photos.

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A startup that helps companies like Amazon and Google better understand their customers. The startup is taking a deeper look at the data that companies have about customers in order to optimize their products and services.

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A tool to help people understand their finances, in the form of an app that takes a person’s income and expenses and tells them how much to spend each month. The startup is also building a tool to help people understand their credit scores, and is working with several credit scoring agencies.

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A maker of software to help create and organize personas for online marketing. It’s currently available for free, though the founders are looking to go premium.

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 Startup building software for farmers to help them understand weather patterns and predict crop yields. It also plans to create a bank for farmers, and expand into a larger platform for farmers to exchange information.

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

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Software that helps people understand and calculate their personal risk of missing out on the next big thing.

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A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

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A payment processor for small businesses that provides low-cost ATM withdrawals and cash-back payments. The company wants to partner with ATMs that have locations in underserved areas that have a high concentration of cash-carrying customers.

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is a new startup that wants to help HR departments keep track of employee performance. The company has raised $7 million in Series A funding from investors like Accel, Founders Co-op, The Battery Ventures, and others.

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A company that aims to build a web-based, third-party curator for Amazon. The startup’s founder says that by offering a third-party curator of Amazon, a company can take advantage of the huge inventory of products that Amazon offers and cut out the middleman.

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A platform that enables fans to interact with players and teams to better understand their interests. The startup is currently in a partnership with the NBA; it’s also in a partnership with the A’s to help fans in the Bay Area get better access to the team.

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

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

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A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

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

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This startup is building a student loan calculator for borrowers, to help them understand how much they will need to borrow in order to fund their degree.

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A B2B company that helps companies understand their supply chain data and make it actionable.

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A B2B startup that’s building a SaaS platform for wholesalers to help them manage inventory — allowing them to identify mispricing, under- and over-supply and other issues that could affect their bottom line.

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The company is building a platform for people to create and share videos of what they're building. The company's founder says that they've already sold their first video to a client.

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A crowdsourced research platform focused on helping companies understand their customers.

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A startup that helps people understand their credit score and how to use it to their advantage

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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.

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A startup that offers a service to organize a team of employees. The startup’s team members are former YC founders, and they say they have over 1,000 customers.

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

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An e-commerce for the under-served, aimed at those who want to buy a good but don’t have the means to do so. The founders believe that “goods are the new money”, and that the startup has the chance to be a “new currency” for the poor.

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A healthy, fast, and affordable way to get food delivered. It’s a millennial company, with the founders calling themselves a “health-food lifestyle brand”.

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

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

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A platform that offers financial services, with a focus on the unbanked and underserved.

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

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A startup that makes a mobile app that helps you understand the legal troubles of your friends. The company hopes to teach people how to manage their legal problems via a mobile app.

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A software company built to help streamline the process of creating marketing messages and tracking the results. Its software can make it easier for companies to share their messages on social media, help them track how effective their marketing messages are and allow them to better understand what customers are saying about them.

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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.

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A platform for tracking which email and social media inboxes people check, and which ones they just don’t. Their Co-founder says they’re already working with more than 1,000 customers, and their first product in the works is a “personas” platform for businesses, which helps brands better understand who their customers are.

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In the US, there are a lot of jobs that pay the minimum wage. The startup is based in the Philippines, and its founder says it’s easy to get a job there for the minimum wage, but hard to get paid more.

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The company is developing an AI platform that uses machine learning to provide on-demand video content for brands. The platform is designed to help marketers better understand their customers and find opportunities to engage them.

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A firm that helps B2B companies understand their data. They’re also in the process of building a tool for companies to create a B2B team.

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A startup that helps organizations manage and use data in a more meaningful way. The startup’s founders say their first product will be an app that helps people with diabetes manage their blood glucose.

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A startup that helps businesses better understand their data and make data-driven decisions. The startup is building a platform for businesses to aggregate, visualize, and visualize their data.

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A new app that allows users to “virtually” connect with a well-known psychologist. The app was launched in April and is being used by students and their parents to help them better understand their experiences with mental illness.

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A startup that helps companies manage their supply chains by automatically matching products in inventory to orders. The founders have raised $1M in seed funding, with plans to expand to Europe.

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An ad network that focuses on under-served demographics, focusing on users who are under 18 and worth around $600 to advertisers.

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A platform for helping students better understand college loans, with an interactive quiz that helps students create a personalized repayment plan.

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A startup for on-demand car services in Singapore. The startup’s founder says he’s been offering the service with Uber for the past year and says it’s a $1 billion market in Singapore.

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

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A platform that helps people create “e-vites” for any event. The company’s founders have approached companies like Slack and Apple about integrating the company’s service into their products.

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A solution for the $4 trillion global oil market where producers don’t have reliable inventories and retailers don’t have a clear picture of demand or low prices. Oil can be stored in underground tanks and is more valuable if it’s in the right place. Oil Tracker aims to connect all the different stakeholders in the oil market.

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A market research and recruiting tool for the beauty industry. The startup’s founders say they have already worked with brands like Revlon and L’Oréal.

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The founders of a startup that helps veterans and employers identify and hire each other.

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A startup that aims to use AI to automate tasks like loan underwriting, automating more human aspects of the process.

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A set of business-focused events for women. The company wants to start with a small group of founders in the SF Bay Area.

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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.

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A tool for companies to better understand their large customer base and build better products.

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A mobility platform that connects businesses with the right tools to make it easier for drivers to earn income by delivering packages and other items. The startup’s co-founder, Alex Boussard, says they’ve already seen interest from a number of major companies and has even managed to raise a few million dollars in funding.

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An online platform for sharing and selling small tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and other DIY goods. The company’s founders say they want to make it easy for people to find and sell their tools, and the startup is planning to add more categories and tools in the future.

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A tool for helping companies understand which parts of their supply chain are inflating costs.

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A new kind of “under-the-radar” startup that creates and maintains “micro-cities” for renters, like Uber for apartment complexes.

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A company that helps geospatial companies like Uber and Lyft better understand the best routes and pricing to reach customers by using data from their phone to track their location.

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This SaaS company helps doctors and patients collaborate on medical records. The founders are also building a medical device to connect a patient’s vital signs to medical professionals.

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A natural language processing startup that is building software that helps companies better understand user conversations, especially in chat. The company is launching in the US in 22 countries and is working on a US expansion for early next year.

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is a startup that helps businesses understand how much their employees are earning, what their biggest expenses are, and what their financial goals are.

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A device that allows people to sync and manage their home energy usage, with an app to help users understand their energy usage and plan expenditures.

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A startup that helps sales reps in the insurance and banking industries better understand their clients.

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A platform that helps connect female entrepreneurs with investors. Its founders are hoping to reach 1 million female founders in the next 10 years.

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A tool for finding out how many people have downloaded your app, and how many have used it in the past week. The founders say that it’s been integrated into 75 different apps, and that they’ve seen a 20% increase in user retention and engagement once they started using it, with a 50% increase in revenue.

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A software company that wants to help the legal profession connect with attorneys across the country. The company’s founder says they’ve already signed up over 2,000 lawyers and are working on a nationwide expansion.

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

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

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A startup that helps people who are self-employed or in small businesses understand their taxes. It’s building a better tax calculator and tax software for small businesses, with some initial funding from Accel Partners.

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A platform that helps people find the best and cheapest healthcare, based on the best information available on what treatments are effective, and what providers are best. HealthMap is targeting big cities in the US that have good healthcare options and are currently underserved by them.

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In the meantime, the company’s founders have named the ghost town of Dry Fork, North Carolina.

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A live broadcast company for athletes and sports teams. The founders say they want to focus on live streams because of the way they’ve grown in the past few years. Their product is currently a free service, but the founders say they plan to add a paid service to compete with Facebook’s suite of sports and entertainment streams.

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An automated way for companies to build their own mobile applications. The startup’s founders say that it allows companies to create applications without having to hire developers or design them from scratch.

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A startup that turns trash into building materials in under a month

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This startup uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to understand the emotions that are being expressed by voice (like “I’m angry”) and determine if this voice is coming from a human or machine.

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

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The founders of this startup are serial entrepreneurs. They’ve raised $4.5 million to build a platform that can help brands and agencies build better ads and work with customers directly to improve their marketing efforts.

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This wearable device generates a heat map of the area around the wearer’s head, allowing him to better understand his environment.

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A consultancy that helps retailers and brands understand the demand for new products, and help them figure out which products will be hits.

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An online platform that allows people to rent out their homes while they travel. The company’s founders say that the business is growing rapidly.

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A business plan for a startup is like a sales pitch. It’s vague. It’s hard to see its potential. And it’s hard to know if it’s worth checking out. So many founders miss out on the chance to grow their business because they don’t have this thing called a business plan that explains how they’ll do it. The goal of this startup is to make it easy for anyone to write that plan. It’s currently only available in the Bay Area.

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A tool that measures a company’s chances of going under based on their current financial situation.

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A software company that helps businesses better define and measure the impact of their marketing campaigns. The company’s founders say their platform has already helped businesses like Blue Apron and Fandango “get more value for their marketing dollars.”

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A web app and blog aimed at helping companies and people with a “better understanding of their political beliefs”.

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An HR platform for startups and solo founders, offering a way to track progress on team building goals, and check in on how everyone is doing day-to-day.

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The founders of this startup are former execs from major media companies including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. They’ve built a tool to help brands and agencies keep up with the news, and have launched in over 2,000 companies.

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A tool for VPs to book travel for their teams. The founders say it’s best suited to larger companies like CPGs and banks, but the idea could have broader applicability.

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A company that wants to help underpaid fashion designers have control over their intellectual property.

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A vertical website that allows people to write about their experiences with different products and services. It was built by the founders of HackerYou, a startup that helped people connect with each other and build software in the same way Facebook and other social networks did.

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The company is building an app that helps companies to purchase and sell used cars. The company’s claim is that it’s the only app that allows you to purchase a used car in under 90 seconds.

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This startup offers a platform to help companies and organizations collaborate on content, from making public records to organizing conferences. Its founders describe it as a “LinkedIn for events”.

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A software company that’s helping people organize their finances on their phones. The software was built by the founder of a financial services company that was acquired by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.

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A set of tools that help people raise money from friends and family to finance their businesses. The startup's founders once raised nearly $600,000 from friends and family in just 48 hours.

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

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

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B2B companies are more likely to use YC-backed startups as employees, as compared to one where the founders are located in the Bay Area.

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A tool for quick and easy online payments. The startup’s founders say that customers are demanding a more efficient way to pay. They are planning to launch a product in the next few months.

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

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This startup makes it easy to integrate customer data from various sources into a single platform. The company’s co-founder was formerly a product manager at Google.

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A company that helps improve the efficiency of service delivery for restaurants. Their model is to use automation to eliminate the costs of inefficient or underutilized staff and equipment, allowing restaurants to focus on creating more value.

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A solution for restaurants to manage their daily operations, including ordering, inventory, and payroll. The founders say that they currently have over 80 customers, including Chipotle and Starbucks.

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A “non-traditional” startup that focuses on the aftermarket. It focuses on a market that’s typically difficult to reach because of the need for a deeper understanding of a customer’s business and needs.

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A dashboard for enterprise organizations to better understand the impact of their products, and how to make them better. It’s a tool designed to help people understand how to build stronger products, and how to change their products to help them make more money.

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

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A startup that helps companies like Adidas and Under Armour connect with their customers by building out personalized shopping experiences.

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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 startup that lets users find and order food in the Bay Area in under five minutes.

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A startup that helps users keep track of their transactions, making it easy for them to make sure that they don’t over- or under-pay for mundane items.

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This is an app that aims to help people understand their credit score and how it can affect their future. “The app provides a user-friendly credit score calculator that is designed to give you a quick and easy understanding of your score. The calculator gives you a score based on your credit history and helps you understand how your credit score is calculated, how it will change, and what it means to you,” the company says.

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Ideas is organized by YC staff and features the companies that have been accepted into the program. Past speakers include the founders of Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit.

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An API for the U.K.’s government’s Open Data platform, which is released under a Creative Commons license. It allows users to interface with the data in a variety of ways, including filtering by utility.

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A startup that helps foreign companies find workers in the US. The startup’s founders say they’ve already had over 25,000 job postings on their platform.

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A startup that will make it easier for companies to take their vacation time. Founders say it’s designed to be a more affordable alternative to the likes of Voyageur, which charges $50 for the service and $99 per person.

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A platform to help people understand the costs of their health insurance, very similar to the OpenHealth platform.

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The founder of this startup grew up in a remote village in India and remembers a time when he was able to get a computer for the family and a year later they were able to get the internet. The founder realized the internet had brought a lot of connectivity to the country, but the next step was to bring connectivity to the millions of people who still didn’t have it. That’s what led him to start Jana, a startup that aims to give 1.5 billion people in India access to the internet.

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The idea is to be an online marketplace for companies to buy and sell their parts. Each part has a unique identifier that allows them to track their whereabouts. The founders say they have raised $8.5 million to date and are already working with over 10 companies.

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A tool for the hospitality industry to manage attendee profiles. One of the founders previously worked at Airbnb.

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As startups have left their desks behind, founders have become increasingly worried about their physical whereabouts, and have invented apps to help. In the new book, “Fearless: How to Be Unafraid and Do Anything,” entrepreneurs and founders like Dave McClure, David Karp, and Adam D’Angelo share their stories of building their companies in secret, and how they’ve gained confidence and fearlessness.

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A startup that helps businesses put in place nightly automated processes. The founders say their product helps companies be more efficient and automate processes like payroll, warehouse operations and inventory control.

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A San Francisco-based startup that wants to help patients understand and manage their health with a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to help users track and manage their health data.

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This startup and its founders were inspired by the story of their friend who had to wait two years to get a colonoscopy. They want to make the process easier.

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A mobile app that helps workers better organize their tasks on the go. The company’s co-founder believe that most of the information workers have on their phones isn’t being used.

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An online hub for people who are visually-impaired and hard of hearing. The site’s founders say that they’re currently in talks with hearing suppliers to help them build a suite of apps for users.

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A platform that connects users to the right data and people to do the right work for them. The company’s founders say the tool will help companies build and scale their business more efficiently.

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A tool that allows people to create their own digital currency, or “pre-sale tokens”, then sell them to investors. The startup’s founders say they’re already working with a handful of early-stage startups.

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A complete package of functionality for startups to implement into their iOS and Android apps. Its founders say that it’s different from a framework in that it is its own full stack.

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This startup is building a platform for small businesses to create pricing structures and track their revenue, giving them a tool that will allow them to understand their revenue streams, cut costs, and increase revenues.

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A cloud-based platform that helps businesses better understand how they can use their locations to improve sales.

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

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

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Y Combinator alum Dan Ellis and co-founder Andrew Conway came up with the idea to make an app that would help people use Microsoft Excel more efficiently. The startup, which has raised $1.3 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz , works with large companies to help them get their work into Excel faster.

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

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 This startup helps retailers better understand their customers in order to offer better personalization suggestions to them.

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A company that focuses on customer engagement for retailers and restaurants. It’s currently in beta for 10,000 users, and the founders say they’re looking to expand to markets outside the US.

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A web app that helps teachers organize their lessons, then share them with colleagues. The startup’s founders are veterans of the education sector and the product is meant to serve as a kind of “Google Docs for teachers.”

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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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A food delivery app in the US that is working with a handful of restaurants to get deliveries in under an hour. It has already raised $6M.

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A set of tools to help make a mobile app. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a

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A cryptocurrency exchange for non-accredited investors. The company’s founders have said they’d like to build a decentralized exchange for non-accredited investors.

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The startup uses machine learning to help companies better understand and prioritize their marketing spend

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This startup is building a data visualization platform for retailers to better understand how shoppers browse, use product tags, and make purchases.

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A startup that helps artists understand the financial value of their works, the value of their brand, and how much they should charge for their work.

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A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to help retailers understand how customers are shopping online, which products they are buying, and their aggregate shopping patterns.

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A platform that helps people make music together using the tools they’re already using. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, ZipCar founder Robin Chase, and Dropbox founder Drew Houston.

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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.

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The company’s founders have been called "the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the Indian startup scene" by a reporter in Quartz.

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A social network for college students with over 20k students currently enrolled. Its founders are looking to build a student-focused influencer platform that’s optimized for mobile, with a focus on gaming and video content.

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A new startup that wants to provide a way for investors to connect with companies in the early stages of development, with a focus on B2B companies. The founder said it has around $24 million in funding so far, and has already worked with companies like TaskRabbit, Instacart, and Stripe.

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

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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.

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A company that helps other startups find a founder, as well as help them with the process of finding a co-founder.

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A platform for helping people find their dream homes. The founders say they’ve helped people find their dream house in as little as 10 days.

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A platform for tracking and understanding the health of small businesses. The platform incorporates data from disparate sources like patient feedback and third-party surveys to provide real-time insights into the health of a business.

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The founders of this cloud-based recruiting startup say that they’ve discovered that many people don’t have a good idea of what their job responsibilities are. They’re building an application that can help people figure that out, and then identify the best fit for each position in the pool.

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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.

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A set of tools to help build out a mobile app without having to know a lot about how to code. The startup’s founder, Sam Om, has been working on the startup for over a year, and says they’ve already secured $300,000 in funding.

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A startup from the founder of Tumbr, which helps companies to engage with customers on Facebook.

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A startup that helps people find the closest taxi service on demand. A company called Taxi Magic will match you up with a cab in under 5 minutes, and if there's not one nearby, you can request a car to come pick you up.

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A startup that wants to make live video marketing as simple as possible for brands. The company’s founders say they’ve already helped over 1,000 brands, and are having success with brands like Best Buy.

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A startup that’s bringing Bitcoin into the physical world, with a prepaid debit card and a physical debit card. The founders want to make Bitcoin universally usable, and are building a physical card to use at stores, ATMs, and anywhere else.

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A platform that allows merchants and brands to focus on their core products and services over general marketing efforts. The startup’s co-founder is the co-founder of the company that created Yo, the first social network for mobile devices.

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A tool for various health-related startups. The startup helps startups on the cusp of launching gather advice from experts in the field. It charges a small fee starting at $99, but founder Alex Goodyear says it’s worth it for the experience.

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A startup for underwriters of auto insurance in the EU. They’re working to expand across the United States.

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A startup for crowd-sourcing, developed by the founders of Yelp, to help providers compete for customers. It’s currently a beta app, but the founders say it will be available for businesses to use in the coming weeks. If it catches on, it could disrupt the way users find and book services by grouping a person’s needs in front of a provider that has been vetted by the community.

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A software company that makes it easier for you to spend your money. The startup helps you find the best product for your needs, combining data from social media, news, and reviews to understand what you like and dislike.

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An online community for entrepreneurs and innovators. With over 3,000 members, it’s hosted by a number of founders, including Evan Williams. The startup has raised $8M to date.

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A software-as-a-service company that helps B2B companies automate and secure their supply chains, a niche the founders say is worth $50 billion.

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A startup offering a platform to help brands and retailers better understand their customers.

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"The Definitive Guide to SaaS for CMOs: Understanding the Business Model and Marketing Value of Software as a Service" (2018)

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An HR startup that wants to help companies optimize their HR workforce by giving them a better understanding of their talent pipelines.

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A platform that links together online marketplaces, shopping carts, and inventory management. The startup’s founders say it’s a better fit for small businesses than existing solutions.

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The founders of this company started it to help people in the US and UK keep track of their medication. It’s currently available for iOS.

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The company’s founders speak of a future where the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE) converge, allowing users to control the devices in their homes directly from their phones.

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SaaS that brings mobile banking to underbanked businesses, with a freemium model that starts at $20 per month. It offers a mobile app with check-deposit functionality, but also wants to build out a premium platform for mid-sized businesses.

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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 tool for creating more efficient, effective marketing campaigns for small businesses. Its founders say that a lot of small business owners could improve their marketing by using better tools.

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A startup that helps companies understand their customers and increase sales. They’ve raised a $1.8M seed round.

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The founders of this startup are best known for building the most popular and successful startup accelerator in the world. They’re now moving into a new area, with a new accelerator format that’s aimed at helping teams build products for specific industries.

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This startup, based in the US, is building a way to connect brands and their customers. The company’s co-founder says they’ve already had over 1,000 customers sign up.

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Profile’s founders say it’s like Pinterest, but for the fashion industry.

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A software company that helps retailers sell their products on Amazon.com. The founders say they are seeing 100% conversion rates on Amazon and “super-high” sales numbers.

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A product that makes it easier to manage and understand your credit.

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A platform for managing and tracking intellectual property. The startup’s founders say they have “tripled their revenue as we scale to help more inventors create and protect their inventions.”

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A subscription-free, open-source messaging platform for teams. The startup’s founders say they want to transform how groups collaborate.

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Take a multi-pronged approach to recruiting, matching a candidate with multiple companies, and then helping them understand the role they’re interviewing for.

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

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Transports data around the world in under a second and converts it into a visual format for users.

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A news product built to help people better understand the world they live in.

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A startup that helps businesses manage their payments and invoices, which the founders say is significantly more effective than spreadsheets. It aims to be a full-stack solution for companies in need of a better way to manage their accounts receivable.

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A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

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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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 A group of women who teach other women how to be more confident in being sick. The founders say that their videos have over 1 million views.

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A company that helps small businesses get off the ground, with a library of tools that help companies with marketing, accounting, and sales. Company founders started it after seeing that many small businesses are launching on Facebook and taking on extra expenses to grow.

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A mobile app that helps people understand their personal relationships with debt. The app is designed to help people understand their relationship with debt and make decisions about how to manage it.

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The founder of Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science education more accessible, wants to create a foundation to encourage high school students to learn software and programming.

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A new way for startups to launch, with a “pay-as-you-go” model for founders and employees. It allows companies to grow without having to engage in the long, expensive process of raising a round.

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A startup that lets companies receive real-time feedback on their customer service. The founders say that customer feedback is the number one driver of company growth.

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A “smart” speaker that works like a smart home appliance, but which can also control your smart home appliances (like your lights and thermostat). It can work with a variety of IoT devices, and the founders say it will be in the market in the next 12 months.

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This is a platform that helps companies manage their risk, allowing them to measure and control their exposure to risk, in an easy to understand way.

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A company that wants to build software that helps footballers around the world look at the footage of their matches and understand how they could be better.

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A group of founders from NYC, San Francisco and Mumbai came together to solve the challenge of securing data in the cloud. The startup provides a way to encrypt and decrypt files and data in the cloud that’s compliant with HIPAA and GDPR standards.

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 The startup wants to be a marketplace for people to sell their used stuff. Its focus is on new-to-market products, but founders say they’d be open to selling used products as well.

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A startup that helps companies better understand their customers by combining data from a variety of places to provide a 360 view of a person.

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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 toolkit for managers to help them understand and talk about the problems that their employees are having. The toolkit is designed to help managers understand their employees better and fix problems faster.

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The story of how the founder of a company that makes protective filters for mobile devices moved to China, raised funding, and founded a rival company.

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This startup has two co-founders, and they describe themselves as “…the first and only platform that helps [you] create and learn from inspiring and engaging content about personal finance, investing, and life.”

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

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An SaaS data platform meant to help companies understand what types of influencers they should be advertising to and which ads are effective.

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A B2B company building a platform that helps energy companies manage their energy spending and present it in a way that’s easy to understand.

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A startup that creates a digital trail of products for consumers to track and manage, from an item of clothing to a car. The founders aim to make it easy to track your life’s possessions.

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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."

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A SaaS platform for digital advertising, which allows advertisers to manage their budgets and deliver more personalized ads by understanding the intent of the consumer. The startup says they have $5-6k in revenue since launching in May.

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One of the startup’s cofounders, Sumeet Singh, was born in India, raised in New Jersey, and still regularly wears a turban. Harsh and Singh met as PhD students at MIT.

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A platform for trading cryptocurrencies. The company has raised $1.3 million from investors including Y Combinator, Foundation Capital and Founders Fund. The company has raised $2.2 million total.

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A tool that teaches people how to be more productive, launching in the fall of 2019. The founders describe their product as a "Netflix for productivity".

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“From the outside, our team is probably the most diverse in the YC batch [of the past five years],” says cofounder Raman Harsh, an MIT alum. “There are no limits on race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.”

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Idea: A peer-to-peer lending marketplace The startup offers an alternative to traditional banks, which the founders say offer high interest rates, but often have hidden fees

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Idea: A startup that wants to be like a “mini-LinkedIn” for Indian startups, with a focus on helping founders build their brands

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Idea: Previously, the company was raising money under the name Tender, which would have been a food delivery service that employed the same “crowd delivery” model as Munchery or Peach Now, the company is simply called Tender, and will be an online marketplace for farmers

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Idea: Chat with a lawyer in under 5 minutes

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Idea: A software company that’s building a tool that helps lawyers and other legal professionals manage their case load It does this by building predictive models that help lawyers understand how they’re spending time, who they should be billing, and how to allocate their time more efficiently It also helps process payments The startup has $0 in funding and was founded in 2017

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Idea: The founders of Recruiterbox have started a new company called Proxee, which is a “CRM for recruiters” The app promises to help recruiters source and manage candidates

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Idea: A Chatbot for Lawyers that uses natural language processing to understand human input and produce relevant answers

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Idea: A way to help companies and their employees understand what a raise means for them financially, and take the time to ask for one

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Idea: A podcast player that's easy to use and understand

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Idea: A platform for small business owners, built to help them manage their business and provide finance and support for under-served communities

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

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Idea: A software company that’s building a consumer-facing interface for the up-and-coming world of automated vehicles The company is meant to help people understand how to interact with driverless cars

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Idea: A business that provides an experience platform for making and organizing all kinds of lifestyle plans Co-founder Dan is the former head of product at Maker’s Market, the private label division at Walmart

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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 help desk automation tool that aims to help IT departments better understand and manage their infrastructure

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Idea: A startup that is trying to provide a framework for understanding the “hidden” data that companies have about themselves The startup

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Idea: A startup that connects German startups looking for co-founders with “potential employees” in the form of freelancers.

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Idea: A startup that combines the idea of a social network with the idea of a dating app. People can follow each other and post content, but they can also chat with each other. The founders say that their users are posting content at a rate

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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 provides software for scheduling employees on factory floors, allowing them to match production capacity with demand and prevent under- or over-production of goods.

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

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Idea: A digital market for general contractors in the Philippines. The founders say they’re solving a problem of trust, where contractors have to be trusted to show up on time and do the work. They’re currently processing $40,000 in monthly revenue.

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Idea: This startup simplifies the process of creating certificates of deposit for retail customers by creating a very simple web-based platform. The service is currently free, and the founders say they’re working on pricing.

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Idea: A startup that helps people ship their used items to buyers. The founder says that she’s already sold $3,000 worth of items in her first two months.

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Idea: A startup for private label goods. The founder wants to make it easy for people to create their own private label brands, and is pitching it as a marketplace for startups to create their own version of a “Brands You Love But Can’t Find In Stores” store.

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Idea: An education platform for coding. With an estimated 1.5 million job openings in the next 5 years, the founders say they’ve got an opportunity to help provide the next generation of developers with

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Idea: A B2B company that helps pull financial data from multiple sources and makes it available inside a CRM-style interface. The founders say they’ve already worked with a few dozen companies.

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Idea: A business that helps carpenters and plumbers schedule service calls. So far, the founders say they have $1,500 in

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A business designed to help musicians market their music and manage it across the web. It’s a unique approach, but the founders say that they’re already working with over 150 artists.

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Idea: A startup that sells and ships cereal to customers. The startup wants to tap into an underserved niche of customers who want cereal that’s not available in stores.

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Idea: A podcast for entrepreneurs and small business owners. It’s called “Sales & Marketing” and it’s hosted by two former startup founders.

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Idea: A startup for startup founders to sell business ventures that are proven to be working.

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Idea: A startup that helps people living in countries with low credit scores get loans. The company claims to have an 80% approval rate for people with FICO scores under 550.

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Idea: A tool for helping companies and employees build their own internal chatrooms. The founder says that the product has been used by YC for the past few years, and is now being offered to other companies as well.

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Idea: A startup for custom mobile applications for companies and non-profits. It’s a well-known model that has been around for a few years. The founder says his company has $30k in monthly recurring revenue, working with 500 companies.

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Idea: A micro-financing company that provides small loans directly to merchants in Kenya. It aims to bring a better online experience to the underbanked.

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Idea: An AI-powered email platform that integrates with Gmail, with a focus on the “personal touch”. The startup’s founder says there’s a generation of people who grew up on AOL’s chat interface and have since forgotten how to write emails (because they’ve been using chat).

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Idea: A startup that wants to make it easier for the under-banked to get an online checking account. The startup is working with a number of different providers to make sure they have a bank account for the right price, no matter who you are.

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Idea: This is the company behind the Bodega app, which calls itself a “Bodega box that comes with a free human.” The startup is building an app for small convenience stores in order to make shopping for milk, eggs, and other items more convenient. Its founders are betting that by bringing in a human to help customers, they’ll be able to differentiate from other convenience stores.

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Idea: A startup that’s building an enterprise-grade business intelligence product that allows companies to better understand and track their customer data. The company says it’s already working

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A “digital resume” for freelancers. The founder wanted to make it easier for freelancers to acquire new customers and for clients to find them.

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Idea: This startup is building a tool for people looking to understand their own credit and financial health. The app answers questions like “How much money do I need to retire” and helps them make projections for future expenses.

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Idea: SaaS startup that helps hotels manage their rooms and guests, with a little bit of Netflix’s recommendation algorithms baked in. The idea is that hotels can use it as a booking engine to get more out of their rooms, and the company’s founders say they have a 75% conversion rate.

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Idea: A startup that helps brands and agencies plan out their Instagram marketing strategies. The founder is a former head of marketing at Instagram (who worked on its mobile app) and says that brands still have a hard time figuring out how to adapt their advertising to the platform.

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

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Idea: A startup that lets you gift someone the ability to see the world, rather than a specific destination. The startup has 2 mentors and 7 founders, all of whom have traveled the world and are building an online community of people who are making the world a better place.

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Idea: A startup that provides a full-stack CRM for nonprofit organizations. The founders claim the product has a 3x conversion rate compared to other major players, and is focused on helping nonprofits do more for less money.

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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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Idea: Fuctional programming is one of the frontiers of software development, and this startup is building a tool to help developers better understand the functional code they’re writing.

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 A startup that offers a service to help people who are under financial stress manage their money better

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A startup that wants to provide access to early stage equity for founders who don’t have access to the traditional venture capital market

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Idea: Two-factor authentication for banking. The founders say that banks are terrible at protecting their customers’ information, and that they can do a better job with two-factor authentication.

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A startup that provides affordable vehicle insurance to people under 25. The startup wants to become the go-to resource for young drivers and disrupt the current auto insurance industry which targets only the high-risk demographic.

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A network of physical offices for startup founders.

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