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A platform that helps people easily sell used furniture, household goods, and other items.

960

A chat bot that helps you find the cheapest flights to your destination, set alerts for when prices drop, and handle tons of other travel-related tasks. The startup is focused on helping travelers manage their itineraries and get the most out of their travel.

795

A company that helps people figure out what kind of insurance they need, and then helps them find the best and cheapest way to get it. The startup says they’ve already gotten good feedback from people who have used their site.

749

A startup for selling and buying used computers from other people. Users can sell their old computers in exchange for cash or trade them in for newer ones. The company provides a platform to help people sell their old computers and also offers a buy credit option.

365

A female-focused, non-sexualized virtual reality platform where women can connect with other women in a safe and judgement-free environment to discuss and learn about sexual health and wellness.

264

A startup that uses artificial intelligence to help prevent fraud in payments. It’s an API for banks and merchants to check if accounts are being used fraudulently.

202

A startup to find and buy used furniture, which makes the process easier for both buyers and sellers. The company is currently in beta, with the site having been live on a small scale for just over a year.

183

A startup focused on the creation of multiplayer games on mobile and web, building on the success of multiplayer games like Candy Crush and Clash of Clans.

149

A new company, made possible with the launch of the new iPhone X, is developing a smartphone that looks like a watch and can be used to take selfies.

146

Custom holograms for marketing campaigns, allowing companies to create holograms of their logo or product that can be used for promotions, company events, or even as stickers to mark employees in the office

140

An AI with a mobile app that helps homeowners sell their unused real estate.

140

A startup that connects brands with influencers It’s a marketplace for influencer marketing, and it’s currently focused on influencers that have large Instagram followings

137

Idea: A startup that allows people to buy and sell their used items using augmented reality

135

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.

131

The startup is a spin-off of a company called Hint, which was founded in 2015 to help people make better decisions about personal finance. The data can be used to help consumers identify opportunities for savings and investments, and Hint says one in three Americans don’t have enough money saved.

131

A platform for sharing and selling reusable office supplies to businesses. The startup focuses on 8 great office supply items that are used a lot, but don’t get recycled as often as they should. They’re currently focusing on the US, but plan to expand internationally and into business software.

126

 A startup that turns unused kitchen appliances into bitcoin mining rigs

118

A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

117

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

115

A startup that creates a dating app focused on building meaningful relationships

110

A place to buy and sell unused books.

108

A startup that hopes to help people save money by getting them to share their unused parking spots with strangers with the goal of getting more free parking spots for more people.

107

A video games-focused startup that has created a “fitness tracker” for gamers. It’s a patch that attaches to a gamer’s sleeve and tracks their movements in real time while they play.

106

A “social network for nurses”, where nurses can connect with each other and patients. The company is currently focused on the US healthcare system.

106

A chatbot that organizes your orders and delivery for you. It currently has a team of 3, has raised about $1 million, and is focused on San Francisco for now.

101

A platform where you can sell your used stuff to others.

99

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

95

A startup that connects people who have things to give away with those who need them. It’s a sister-focused startup to Giveaway and Charitybuzz, which helps people find others who are looking for things to give.

93

A startup that allows users to search for, and buy, a cheap used car from other people’s parked cars.

92

A mobile payments startup that is focused on India, offering a personal loan service to people without bank accounts.

89

An online marketplace for the sale of used bikes and other goods. It’s also a user driven marketplace where users can connect with sellers.

89

A platform that connects people looking to buy and sell goods and services for a commission. It’s similar to Groupon, but focused on more niche products and services.

89

CodeIgniter, a PHP framework, is used by about 25% of all websites.

88

A data science startup focused on building machine learning solutions for the shipping and logistics industry. The company helps companies identify patterns in their data and build predictive models to improve operational efficiency.

88

A company focused on the web and mobile performance, making the world’s largest distributed network for web and mobile services.

88

A tool for managing an online student organization. It can be used to invite and manage members, track events, and make payments.

87

An India-focused, browser-based online marketplace for real estate.

86

A system that lets small businesses and individuals buy and sell their used goods securely.

86

Motion-tracking device that can be used with any smartphone.

85

The startup is an online marketplace for local services. Currently it’s focused on New York City.

85

A startup that wants to make the process of buying and selling used cars more straightforward.

85

A startup that is building a way to sell tickets to virtual events. Currently focused on ticketing for fitness events.

84

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

84

This is an online marketplace for people who want to sell their old stuff. It also wants to be a marketplace for people who want to buy used stuff.

83

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

83

A company focused on doing the same thing as Freshbooks, but for freelancers.

83

A startup for the sale of used cars, which is designed to be faster, cheaper, and easier than dealerships.

83

A B2B company focused on creating a visual sales tool for sales teams and executives.

83

A startup that provides a service where people can rent out their unused vacation home for 2 weeks a year and make extra money

82

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

82

A startup that allows people to sell their used books, and it’s helped 20,000 people make $100,000.

82

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

81

A physical token that can be used to unlock any door in the world

81

A startup that helps you set up a study abroad or exchange program at a college in the US. The startup is currently focused on China and has a pending partnership with a college there.

80

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.

80

A startup that helps companies set up a session-based video conference system that can be used on any device.

80

A platform that connects buyers with sellers, allowing users to sell used items like books and DVDs, or purchase new ones in bulk.

80

A startup for the sale of used and new cars.

79

A real estate app meant to help people find, research, and purchase houses. The startup is currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area.

79

Notify is a data entry platform used by companies like Facebook, Slack, and Etsy. The startup is building an email-based alternative, so companies don’t have to rely on their help desk.

79

A startup that lets people buy tickets to events that they can attend from their phone, and their friends can recommend. Ticketfly is focused on events like concerts, sporting events and live theater.

79

A SaaS accounting service focused on small businesses. It’s powered by Intuit’s QuickBooks enterprise software.

78

A platform that allows consumers to make payments online for new or used products, and then track their orders.

78

A credit card with a debit card that earns points and can be used for all purchases, including travel and dining.

78

The startup’s service allows users to create custom-designed and branded debit cards to be used at millions of locations in the US, UK, Canada, France, and Australia. It also does global spending and cross-border payments for businesses that need it.

78

A company that wants to streamline the hiring process for employers, letting them post jobs and give applicants a chance to respond. It’s been used by companies like Lyft and Warby Parker.

77

Symmetry is building a digital taxidermist, a tool to help users turn their photos into 3D digital models. It can be used for anything from creating a doll of a family member to making a taxidermy mount of a dead animal.

77

A startup for buying and selling tickets to events. The startup is focused on events in the UK and Europe. They were formerly known as Ticket Vending.

77

A Paris-based digital marketplace for people who want to sell their unused items.

77

A free database of all consumer credit cards, available online and allowing users to search for cards, compare them, and see where they’re used.

77

A tool for managing a sales team, helping reps track and forecast sales. The company says it has been in private beta since April and is currently focused on small businesses.

77

A platform that enables people to buy and sell things like furniture, cars, and apartments, and rent out unused rooms. Borrowers can use the platform’s software to manage the loan, and borrowers can access the property remotely. The platform is currently focused on the UK.

76

It’s a company that offers a way for people to buy and sell used parts, like alternators, spark plugs, or fuel pumps, using the same FBA business model that Amazon uses to sell used items.

76

A messaging app focused on messaging and group creation.

76

A San Francisco-based company that wants to make it easy for people to take photos and videos of their food. The startup is focused on helping people create the perfect Instagram photos to show off what they’re cooking, eating, or buying.

76

A way to create a “digital currency” that can be used across a number of e-commerce sites, allowing them to transact easily and quickly.

76

A platform that enables users to buy and sell their unused iPhone parts.

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A startup that’s building a marketplace for the sale of unused construction equipment.

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Helps small business owners find the right talent, like accountants, lawyers and consultants. Things like word-of-mouth, LinkedIn, past client referrals and referrals from the company’s own customers are used to get business owners to the right talent.

75

A startup for users to sell their used cell phone and get it unlocked.

75

A medical record-tracking app for doctors. The startup is currently being used to track 3,000 patients in the US.

74

A sustainability project that uses IoT sensors to monitor the environment. There are over 1 billion sensors in use today, but they’re not being used to their full potential.

74

This startup aims to use the power of blockchain to help people find, buy, and sell their used goods.

74

A Chinese-focused ecommerce platform that was built on the idea that China's economy is less of a free market and more of a controlled economic system. The company is working on a solution to let individuals buy goods without a bank account and without a traditional credit card.

74

A fashion-focused app that delivers on-demand styling help.

74

Currently focused on the UK, a B2B company that enables people to borrow money from their employer via a payroll deduction. It charges 1% interest for up to 12 months, and the company keeps 2% of the loan amount.

74

A platform that helps small businesses find financing to grow. The service is used by over 1,000 businesses in the US.

74

A real estate focused business that connects tenants and landlords. The startup is a bit like Rocket Mortgage, a company that helps people with bad credit refinance their home loans — the startup’s focus is more on the landlord side of the equation. The startup charges a monthly fee of $50 for their service.

73

A home cleaning startup that’s focused on getting people to do more of their own house cleaning.

73

The startup’s goal is to help users achieve a more “authentic” online presence. They’re building software that allows users to design their own avatars, choosing from a variety of “personas”, which can be used on other platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks.

73

A platform that will allow you to make adjustments to your iPhone or iPad without having to open it up. The startup is focused on making it easier for people to tweak their iOS devices.

73

A startup based on the idea that what’s often lost in the process of buying a car is the opportunity to sell it. CarBifi helps make the process of selling a car easier, and could be used by dealers to help people decide if they want to keep their car for another year.

73

A platform that provides data about how your phone is being used. The startup aims to tackle a problem that is increasingly important as the world becomes more connected: How exactly is my phone being used

73

A platform for online business owners to manage their inventory. The startup is focused on the fashion market.

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Money does not work like it used to. It’s more like a series of cashier store charges. This company wants to make the experience of using cash for transactions more like the way we use our phones.

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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 connected car startup focused on providing an on-demand ride service. It’s one of the companies that was part of the Telangana government’s PPP program.

72

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.

72

A startup focused on offering a new way for people to get around. The company is focused on making public transit faster, more reliable, and more accessible, and it wants to do that by buying out bus companies and running them as its own private transportation network.

72

A student loan refinancing service that’s currently focused on the US.

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A startup that helps people to buy and sell used cars, which helps save the environment. The entrepreneurs say that they’ve seen a lot of interest in the platform from US car dealerships.

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This company is focusing on anonymized data for companies. The startup lets anyone sell anonymized data about their customers, which can be used by businesses to provide better services.

71

A platform that helps people find the right property for a vacation or retreat. The company is focused on creating a full-service vacation rental in every coastal rental market.

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

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

71

A startup focused on making it easier for employers and HR professionals to manage the onboarding process. The company is building a process for hiring new employees that’s “one of the most frustrating parts of the process”. It would be used to help the company add new employees, fix the onboarding process, and help identify the right kind of jobs for the company.

71

Cordyceps is a startup that helps you book medical appointments based on availability and location. The app can be used to book appointments, but it can also help you find an appointment for a dentist or other medical professional based on availability and location.

71

A company that creates high-end perfume and other luxury goods for the Chinese market. The company offers traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese medicine-infused products.

71

A startup that helps create and manage internal databases (“databases that used to be siloed”)

70

A startup focused on expanding the definition of who and what can be a customer

70

The startup is building a teaming platform focused on the education, construction, and manufacturing sectors.

70

A company whose software can help people buy and sell used cars.

70

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.

70

A startup that wants to bring true visual search to the web. The startup uses AI to detect the objects in a picture or video, and then uses that data to power a search engine that can be used from anywhere.

70

An ecommerce marketplace for buying and selling used products.

69

A company that is building a model to predict food allergies that can be used by the food industry to help them produce more nutritious, less allergenic food.

69

A platform that lets users find and buy used cars, and works as a place for sellers to post used cars for sale.

69

A physical card that can be used to charge software as a service, like SaaS, subscriptions and free trials.

69

 API developer that provides an easy way to create a custom API for a company or organization, as well as an API that can be used by other companies. The company's software is designed for startups, but could be applied to other business settings.

69

A company that helps people save money on their mobile phone bills. The startup is focused on helping people in countries where mobile services are expensive, as is the case in Mexico. It currently offers a mobile plan on a monthly basis and has signed on the largest mobile company in Mexico.

69

A platform that allows users to create and share a digital drawing, which can be used by other users to add to or edit.

69

A startup that helps people find and close the deals for them. The startup is focused on the B2B segment, but it’s already working with companies like Capital One, Intuit, and Salesforce.

69

A startup that’s building out a platform to help users with recurring payments like subscriptions and digital products. The product helps people manage their recurring payments, and is already being used by 65,000 users with 30,000 active channels.

69

A startup looking to help auto dealers sell their used cars quickly, offering a broader selection of cars, and making the process easier for auto dealers.

69

This is an online platform for selling and buying used phones.

69

A tool for benchmarking how a business’s content is being used across other businesses.

68

Intuition has created a connected digital device that can be used to help handicapped people with daily tasks.

68

The startup’s app, which is currently in beta, allows people to buy and sell used electronics by clicking between old iPhones and iPads. People can even keep track of the item’s age and condition which allows them to make smart purchases.

68

A startup that is focused on building an internet platform for newsrooms. The startup is building a news platform that allows users to easily curate their news feeds, making it easier to find the news they care about.

68

A startup that helps people track their workouts and plan healthy meals. The startup is focused on helping people who are healthy and want to keep it that way, and the company says that because the company’s algorithms are based on historical exercise data, it’s able to identify trends that are more accurate than what a person might individually determine for themselves.

68

A startup for buying and selling used cars online. At the moment, the marketplace offers about 20,000 used cars, but they’re planning to launch into the US in 2019, with plans to expand to Europe and Asia in 2020.

68

A platform for building chatbots that is meant to be used for enterprise-level business.

68

An insurance-focused startup that collects data from drivers using their Android phones and then uses the data to sell insurance to them. It’s an insurance company that doesn’t actually write the policies.

68

A female-focused podcast network that focuses on health and wellness.

68

A hamburger-focused delivery startup targeting the Bay Area, with a goal of having a minimum of $20 million in revenue by the end of the year.

68

A startup that is a marketplace for healthcare providers to rent out their unused medical equipment

67

A mobile app that allows users to easily send and receive money. The startup was founded in July and is focused on working with local banks in the US. It aims to get users to use the app to send money directly to their local bank accounts or other people’s bank accounts.

67

A mobile-first bank focused on small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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

67

“A quick-and-easy way to sell your used books online”.

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

66

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

66

A “one-click” platform that helps businesses create, edit, and schedule funnels. The platform is focused on making it much easier for businesses to digitally market and promote products and services.

66

This startup aims to help chatbots learn from user inputs and be used in a number of enterprise use cases.

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A way to monitor, measure and prevent “cybercrime”. The startup is currently being used by the United States Department of Defense to fight cybercrime.

66

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

66

A “digital marketplace for used books and audiobooks” that allows users to find and buy books in their community of interest.

66

A pair of heavy-equipment spare parts specialists in the Midwest. These guys help companies find used equipment, they’ve made over 200 sales to date.

66

A platform for businesses to manage their employee headshots, from the front-facing photos they’re used to seeing on LinkedIn to the full-on professional headshots.

66

An online photo editing platform, also available on iOS and Android, which is meant to be used by people with no experience in photography to be able to add various effects to photos.

66

An online marketplace for buying and selling used goods. The startup has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

66

A platform for buyers of used cars, or sellers.

66

A platform to help people find and book affordable dental work. Currently focused in the UK and US.

65

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

65

A startup focused on providing real estate agents with a better way to find properties for their clients.

65

A company that brings together a community of people with the same interests. Its main community is focused on cooking, but it also had an early-stage fitness community.

64

An insurance company focused on the life-sciences industry. It’s currently starting a pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area.

64

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

64

This startup wants to create a new digital currency that’s backed by a bank, and that can be used to pay for transactions in the physical world.

64

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

64

A web design consultancy focused on helping companies get their websites and business up to speed.

64

A tool that lets people “tag” posts so that they can find them later. “Tag” then sends people links to the posts they’ve tagged. Tag is currently focused on the UK but has plans to expand to the US.

64

Aspiring to be like Amazon, this startup wants to be the Amazon of the $3.5 trillion retail industry. They say they’re currently focused on a core product that will eventually be able to make recommendations for products to customers, and have already signed up a number of retailers.

64

A startup that provides a service for renting servers, using a model similar to Airbnb Users can rent a server by the hour, day, week, or month They rent out their unused servers, which helps keep them up to date, and clients get cheap hosting

63

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.

63

Young startup that’s building a self-driving, electric semi-truck. Traveling 80 miles on one charge, the truck is meant to be used for local deliveries.

63

A startup that makes it easy to find, buy, and sell used books online in an effort to combat e-commerce and Amazon.

63

This startup wants to give independent artists a way to make money when their work is used in a commercial way.

63

A “checking card” to help startups get paid. It’s a card that can be used for all of a company’s purchases, including things like affiliate marketing or advertising.

63

A group of employees at a company that make up a “workcommittee” that can be used to solve internal conflicts.

63

A platform for people to sell their used cars online. When a buyer agrees to buy your car, the app will handle the paperwork and payment.

63

Fingers is a web-based email app for teams that aims to look familiar to those who’ve used Microsoft Outlook, and is for teams that are already using Microsoft Office. It allows users to set up and share meetings, schedules, and tasks.

63

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

63

A startup that helps you buy and sell used cars, with listings on the app and an app you can use to manage them.

62

A startup that sells customer acquisition services for B2B companies. They’re focused on funding growth for their clients by providing free, one-time services such as marketing and customer support.

62

A startup focused on getting more people onto their “right-sized” compact cars, with a focus on the East Coast. The startup is focused on targeting Millennials who are interested in driving small cars but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

62

A tool to help event producers manage their social media posts, customer service, and other communications. It’s an ad-free, content-focused social media management tool with 15,000 paying customers.

62

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

62

A startup focused on helping users filter content in their feeds. The startup has built a product that uses algorithms to recommend the most relevant content for you based on a variety of criteria.

62

A company that’s building a platform for scheduling livestreams, similar to Twitch but focused on short-form content. They have a library of over 10,000 videos on their platform.

62

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

62

A platform for helping people build and sell customized products. They’re currently focused on building a platform for small businesses to access to the manufacturing supply chain.

62

A payments app that can be used on any platform. The startup focuses on helping people save money by holding off on that $10 Starbucks drink for now.

62

A community focused on creating and sharing art, music, and videos.

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The company, founded by two former Facebook engineers, is building a way to take existing and upcoming blockchains and enable them to be built and used easily across different platforms.

62

This startup is building a way for people to buy and sell used items at a fraction of the cost of new goods.

62

A tool used to connect small businesses with customers and suppliers, allowing the businesses to manage their finances from anywhere in the world.

61

An online marketplace for e-commerce merchants to sell their products and services in bulk. The startup is currently focused on the US, but has plans to expand internationally.

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A chatbot that can be used to verify email addresses. The startup is still looking at options on how to make money with the platform, and it’s not clear how many people are using it yet.

61

A platform for businesses to manage their HR — hiring, payroll, training, and more — from the cloud. The company’s pitch is that the platform can be used by all kinds of businesses, not just HR departments.

61

A startup building a mobile app that allows users to upload and share 3D models that can then be used for business, education, art, or other purposes.

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A company that connects buyers with sellers of used cars via a mobile app.

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In the summer of 2016, Y Combinator opened a office in London to focus on Europe. The office is headed by Laura Simpson, who previously worked at eBay, and has joined the Y Combinator London team. Y Combinator London is focused on advising and investing in European startups and is led by Stephen O’Grady, who previously worked at Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.

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A digital marketplace for car parts, where companies buy and sell used parts to each other.

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

60

A startup building an online marketplace for used trucks. The company is currently operating out of a warehouse and wants to build a larger, more permanent headquarters.

60

A company that sells “smart contracts”. The idea is that Smart Contracts are more efficient and reliable than the current “Oracles” that are used to execute contracts.

60

A product design studio that helps brands create more appealing products. They’re currently focused on a few brands, but plan to branch out.

60

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

60

A tool for creating quick videos, working as a companion to other video creation tools. It’s been used by over 1,000 brands, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Taylor Swift, and Anthony Bourdain.

59

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

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The startup is looking to digitize the process of back-office data entry. Based in San Francisco, the startup is currently focused on the insurance industry, though it's looking to expand into the retail and hospitality markets.

59

A social network for the humanitarian sector, not unlike Care2 but more focused on the humanitarian side of things like conflict zones, refugees and the like.

59

An “invisible” credit card. The startup aims to use biometrics, like facial recognition, to replace physical credit cards. It’s first product is a “perpetual” card that can be used in lieu of a regular card.

58

A mobile payments startup, focused on helping the unbanked in India, that’s created by a team of MIT grads that previously worked at a mobile payments company.

58

A messaging app that was built from the ground up to be used by people who are hearing impaired.

58

A startup for buying and selling used office equipment, including desks, chairs, and computers.

58

An online marketplace for people who want to buy used music equipment and gear, with a focus on the UK and US markets.

57

Just like Uber, which allows you to summon a car at any time, this startup wants to allow anyone to get a ride at any time. Currently focused on bringing services to the campus.

57

The company is building a digital marketplace for people who want to buy and sell their used goods at wholesale. The company is focusing on the US but they plan to launch internationally.

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A social network for remote workers focused on health and fitness.

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This is a tool for businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprint. The company is focused on helping companies reduce their energy consumption, and plans to launch a product that does this by helping them track energy usage and then offset the usage with cash.

56

This company is building a platform for large retailers to run a giant global inventory system that can be used by partners and independent merchants.

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A new way to buy and sell used cars. It also allows car dealers to buy and sell on the platform.

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A company that wants to make it easier for consumers to buy and sell their used goods by connecting them with people who use it.

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Online discovery service focused on solving the problem of finding the right home for your next vacation. The startup uses data and algorithms to help vacationers find the right home for their next trip.

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

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A tool that helps people evaluate their careers in a way that has real-time feedback from their managers. It’s currently used in early rounds at Y Combinator.

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A startup for used cars and motorcycles where buyers can find sellers in their cities and vice versa.

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A platform for buying and selling used trucks and cars, which they say is a company that helps manage the transition between new and used cars.

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A DC-based software company that wants to help members of Congress find more efficient ways of working. The company wants to help lawmakers streamline their day-to-day by helping them track and report their progress. It’s currently focused on the DC metro area.

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An online service that helps people find and sell used goods and collectibles. The company is also looking at a new model where it will serve as a marketplace to help buyers find and buy goods.

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A startup that wants to use artificial intelligence to help improve the lives of aging parents. The company's first product is a watch that listens to the wearer's heartbeat and detects a change in heart rate caused by a number of possible issues. It then sends help via text message.

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In the US, 90% of people’s social media profiles use photos, but only 50% of those photos are actually being used for social purposes. A company that wants to solve the problem, BuildFace is a tool that uses facial recognition to curate a digital photo-portfolio, using contextual photos to augment a person’s personal brand.

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A portfolio of startups focused on building products that make it easier to follow the money.

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They are building a website for buying and selling used cars in the US that allows users to create and manage a car listing. They also have an app for users to find cars for sale (which they claim would be the first app of its kind to gain Apple approval.)

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A startup that wants to improve the process of lending money to small businesses. The company is a tool used by businesses that make loans to customers.

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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 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 tool for automating and streamlining the many steps it takes to launch a startup. Currently focused on the US, they want to help companies “bootstrap faster, raise better and get funded more easily.”

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A physical marketplace for selling and renting used cars in New York City. The startup wants to build a “supermarket for second-hand cars” and focus on luxury cars.

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

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A shopping site for second-hand, used books

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A startup focused on helping to lower the cost of the gig economy. They provide a platform for workers to outsource tasks as much as they need, and helps clients with tasks like hiring, HR, and payroll.

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A startup that’s building an online marketplace for used cars, with a focus on low-mileage, high-quality cars.

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A startup that wants to make buying gift cards more efficient by allowing gift card holders to sell unused cards online.

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 This is a website for buying and selling used computers. The website automatically searches for computers that are listed by sellers.

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A mobile-focused insurance company that focuses on coverages that keep people out of the hospital.

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A startup focused on making home security more affordable and accessible. The company has raised $5 million from investors including General Catalyst, T. Rowe Price, and others.

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A company focused on helping companies find and recruit people who create content like blogs, podcasts, or YouTube channels. Content creators have to manually fill out applications and get approval from the startup to be on their platform. The startup has already raised $100,000 and is looking for more investment.

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A hardware startup that’s building ruggedized bitcoin hardware that can be sold to businesses and consumers. The company is currently working on a $1,000 device that it says can be used for up to a year on a single battery.

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

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Software that can be used to make the most of data from your business intelligence software.

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

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A system that gathers cannabis-related data and allows users to search it in a single location. The startup is focused on helping people find strains that will help them with specific ailments, and aims to build out a robust strain database.

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An online marketplace for selling used furniture. The startup is currently focused on selling used furniture in the San Francisco area.

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A startup focused on helping customers gain access to discounts and deals for their phones.

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UnionX is a platform that can be used to organize a union or similar group for a group of employees. The startup has seen interest from unions in private companies, like Uber, and recently secured $1 million in seed funding.

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A “co-living” startup focused on the business side of student housing and aiming to become the Airbnb of college housing

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A company that’s building a platform for group communication. It’s building a way to easily voice chat and share information with groups. It’s a product for big companies that want to communicate with internal teams, but it could also be used by small startups to communicate with teams.

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This startup is building a platform to help people get money from friends and family. The company uses a paper check system that’s more commonly used in developing countries, and it plans to roll it out in the US, Canada, and Europe. They recently raised $1.5M in a seed round.

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A single-page application framework that aims to let developers build highly-optimized mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Modernizr is used by over 100,000 developers.

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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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Building a platform that allows businesses to promote their brand and retain data about their customers. Right now, it’s only used by one business, but they’re building a paid platform as a revenue opportunity.

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A health startup that aims to make it easier for patients to find a doctor who can treat their condition. The startup is currently focused on the UK.

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The startup is trying to build a kind of big data database that can be used by the financial services industry to make better business and investment decisions.

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A real-time messaging platform for teams that works with Slack and other services. The startup is currently focused on teams with fewer than 10 people.

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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 company that aims to simplify the process of buying and selling used goods online in the US, and in the UK, with the aim to make it easier than eBay or Craigslist. The startup currently has 2,000 members, each paying a monthly fee.

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A digital payment solution for baristas that allows them to accept credit cards, debit cards, and Apple Pay payments. The startup is currently focused on the US market.

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A SaaS platform used by companies to automate and manage their recruiting and event planning.

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A startup for selling or buying other people’s unused shipping boxes.

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A platform that allows teams to manage their workflows collaboratively. The team is focused on making it useful for ride sharing companies and other companies that work with multiple contractors.

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

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

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A startup that used machine learning to automatically identify the best apps for people based on their demographics, to help navigate the app store.

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A health insurance startup focused on improving women of color’s health care, specifically in rural areas.

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A platform for sharing and monetizing content, modeled on LinkedIn’s professional network but focused on sharing and distributing content.

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A merchant-focused transaction app for restaurants and bars.

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An AI-powered chatbot that helps doctors diagnose and treat patients. The company says it is already being used by over 20,000 doctors in the US.

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Not just a one-click solution for saving and transferring contacts, but a true platform for managing them. It allows users to create branded groups of contacts, and then schedule calls among them. It’s ad-free, secure and can be used on both iOS and Android.

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A startup for men’s fashion and accessories, focused on developing “the next generation of traditional men’s brands”.

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A startup that wants to replace the traditional annual tax prep software with one that can be used to help employees and independent contractors file their taxes with ease.

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A startup that helps teachers track students’ progress, in a way that can be used to incentivize or sanction students. They had an initial launch at the beginning of October.

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OpenPlans is a software company that helps people find a new home to buy, using data from real estate brokers and public records. They’ve raised over $5 million to date, and are now focused on building a platform for other developers to build on.

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A startup building an online platform for people to sell their used electronics. The idea is to be a free marketplace where sellers can sell and buyers can buy used electronics from people all over the world.

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A data-driven company that makes a program that helps people pay their utility bills every month. The startup is focused on helping customers keep their utility bills at a minimum.

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A tool to create chatbots for businesses. The startup is building a chatbot that’s focused on helping companies build their branding. The startup is currently working with three clients.

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A mobile app that helps people manage their social media profiles. The startup is currently focused on identifying influencers and helping brands manage their social media presence.

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A software-as-a-service that helps large companies manage and automate their entire supply chain, from procurement to inventory. It’s used by corporations like Apple, Ford, and Vodafone, as well as smaller companies like Clerys and GoDaddy.

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

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A startup that lets you issue your own token that can be used to grow a business or pay for a service. It’s based on the ERC20 token standard.

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A digital storefront for selling and marketing your art. The company is currently focused on artists whose work is sold by galleries, but it wants to expand into more verticals.

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to create a set of data driven, predictive models that can be used to predict possible customer behavior.

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A drone startup that aims to make drones as useful as smartphones. The company is building a drone that can be mounted on a smartphone and used for a variety of uses, from viewing property to capturing video.

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A business that lets people take their unused gym equipment home.

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A startup with an app that can block websites that operate in countries where the government is blocked. The startup is currently focused on the Chinese market.

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

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A platform for the sale of used goods from motorcycles to cars, broken down into subcategories

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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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A device that can act as a second screen for your smartphone, beaming to your TV or a projector. The startup is focused on the touchscreen issue, as the screen is often the weak link in smartphone use.

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A startup for tracking running mileage, showing a user’s progress in terms of distance run and time spent running. The startup is focused on the female market.

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This startup is creating a platform for financial markets that can be accessed and used by both startups and big financial firms.

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A tool to help finance teams and executives track their spending and generate reports that can be used to improve management of funds.

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A company that wants to build a service that lets you call up an Uber-like app whenever you need a ride anywhere. The service would give you options for the type of car to be used and then would let you track the car’s progress.

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This startup wants to make it easier for people to sell their used gadgets and electronics. It wants to give users free website or app hosting and a platform for selling their devices and accessories.

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A digital storefront for low-income people to buy used items from other people across the country, with a focus on items that are hard to find in the country.

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A startup that helps people find cheap flights to and from the city where they’re visiting. The company says it’s already been used by tens of thousands of customers who saved $1,000 on a flight.

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A company that designs, manufactures, and sells wireless sensors that can be used to detect motion, temperature, and moisture in homes and offices.

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A digital currency for local commerce that can be used in the UK and Europe.

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Fostr is a marketplace where people sell their unused clothes. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding and says they’ve sold over 30,000 items in the last two years.

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A platform that helps businesses track the true costs of their data, and then helps them make better decisions about where to allocate their resources. This startup is building an enterprise-focused tool that helps businesses track their data and calculate their true costs.

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A startup that wants to bring affordable, secure storage to small and medium sized businesses. The company is focused on providing remote access to business owners who would otherwise have to pay high prices to store things in their own homes.

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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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A startup that makes custom-made, 3D-printed female prosthetics that can be used to treat urinary incontinence in women.

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Emoor is a startup focused on helping freelancers manage their content.

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

38

A platform to shop for and share used cars, trucks, and SUVs by searching for and comparing available inventory via a mobile app, and then making an offer on a car with a simple swipe.

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

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

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This startup is building a platform for location-based mobile advertising aimed at driving in-app purchases and attracting shoppers. The startup is currently focused on shopping malls in the US, but they have plans to expand to other verticals.

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This startup is building a software suite that integrates field data with information and insights that can be used to make better business decisions.

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The startup is working to create an interface for the entire world’s supply chains, creating a single, centralized map that can be used to track and manage everything from production to delivery.

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A platform that aims to improve the quality of data in health and education, by using AI and machine learning. A result is a platform that makes data “actionable” so it can be used to simulate outcomes and make predictions.

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 A startup for buying and selling home appliances. Their current focus is on selling used appliances, which they want to make a one-touch online purchase process.

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A platform for building out a SaaS-enabled multi-channel marketing campaign. The startup is now focused on developing its own SaaS product.

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The startup’s tool aims to give landlords the tools to manage their properties more efficiently. It’s meant to be used by property managers, but the startup is looking to also work with landlords and property managers.

37

A startup that enables customers to pre-order any kind of product and get it shipped to their house in just 3 days. It’s currently been used to pre-order 500 products.

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

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A startup developing a platform for employees to be notified of their schedule, get a link to the correct file, and set up auto-expiring files. The startup is mainly focused on the logistics of building out their system and should have a better idea of when they’ll launch by the end of the year.

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 A startup that collects data from social media networks and aggregates them into daily reports that can be used to measure the human conversation that happens on the internet.

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A startup that’s building a marketplace for people to buy, sell, and trade used cars, taking a commission of each transaction.

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A startup that used to be about doing silly things and now is about investing.

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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.

35

A company building a wearable that the company says is the size of a bar of soap and can be worn for up to a week. The company says the wearable can continuously monitor glucose levels, and can be used as a glucose monitor.

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A company that used to provide computer science education in English before shifting to the Indian market and focusing on autodidactic AI education.

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CREDITS is a new way to manage all of your credentials, focused on the crypto-economy.

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A digital directory for buying and selling used cars. The company has a deal with dealerships, allowing them to sell their vehicles on the platform.

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A platform where used car buyers can find, communicate, and negotiate deals with sellers.

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A “community for digital nomads”, focused on sharing experiences and connecting with other digital nomads.

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

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An online marketplace for trading used books, based on users volunteering their books as collateral. The company is based in the UK but has been growing in the US.

33

A UK-based startup that offers a social network for “sculptors and studios”. The company is focused on helping artists “have more control over their work”.

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

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A digital marketing agency for mobile app developers, focused on helping them to grow their businesses. The startup is a spin-off from a digital marketing agency, and has raised $1.1M in seed funding so far.

33

A card that can be used at any gas station in the US

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A startup focused on helping farmers manage their farm operations and track their crops and equipment.

33

A startup focused on virtual reality and augmented reality wants to make it easier to create and share 3D models on the web, allowing designers to upload their 3D models into its platform for sharing and collaboration.

33

A tool for selling digital products with a drag-and-drop interface, focused on ebooks and video games.

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A way to buy and sell everything from a car to a house. They’re focused on the mom-and-pop home remodeling market in the US

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The idea is to create a platform that allows companies to manage large expense accounts and seamlessly track whether they are being used for legitimate business purposes.

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Another startup focused on helping people manage their money and expenses. It aims to be a more personal approach to budgeting and money management.

33

A “tame” version of the Snapchat app, focused on bringing its features to one’s phone.

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A live-streaming tool meant to be used for video interviews. The company is also building a subscription-based premium service that will allow users to conduct live-streamed interviews.

32

A startup focused on the health care industry that’s building a system to make it easier for patients to get the medical care they need.

32

A startup focused on, of all things, helping travelers navigate the world. The company wants to help you book hotels, flights, rental cars, and other travel arrangements using an app, a website, and a mobile messaging platform. (1)

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A platform that facilitates local sales of used clothing. It allows users to post their items, and then lets a user who is looking to purchase an item find an appropriate buyer.

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

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a global digital health company. The company’s platform is designed to convert health data into insights that can be used to improve health outcomes.

32

This startup is creating a way for people to make money by sharing their unused software licenses with others.

32

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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The company’s software helps companies with customer service, and is used by companies like Microsoft and Salesforce

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

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A SMB-focused marketplace for small business loans, which has already closed $20M in loans and has more than 10,000 users.

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A software platform aimed at building and managing community-focused online courses.

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A tool for checking the quality of content on Instagram. The startup is often used to check the quality of organic tagging on the platform.

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A startup that helps hotels and restaurants get their online marketing more focused and effective.

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A tool for helping employees review and edit their resumes and cover letters. The B2B startup is currently working with Y Combinator, and is focused on helping hiring managers.

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

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A startup for people who want to donate their old home appliances, furniture, and other items for reuse. The startup says that in the US alone, more than 10 million items go unused in storage every year.

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 A credit card linked to your bank account, like a debit card with your bank’s approval. The card can be used everywhere the bank accepts credit cards. The startup has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from a single investor, Andreessen Horowitz.

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A company that offers a platform that allows people to trade their old smartphone for a new one. The idea is that people can trade their used phones for credits that can be used to purchase a new one.

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A startup to help companies manage the data they collect in their stores, for example, that can be used to help them find new products or make marketing plans.

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A company that aims to build a simple digital video recorder that can be used to stream video from any compatible device, with a cloud-based backend that allows owners to edit, share, and even sell videos.

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An online community for people who want to buy and sell used books and other collectibles.

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A social network for people who want to buy and sell real estate. It’s currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, and is intended to compete with Zillow and Trulia.

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An online marketplace for buying and selling used cars, with sellers spread out across the US. A small number of sellers offer used cars, but most of the items are from rentals. The company has raised $40M in a Series E.

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A white-labeled tool for restaurants to manage their online ordering. The startup wants to help restaurants build an online ordering feature that integrates with their existing website. The product is built for restaurants, but the company imagines that it will be able to be used by other companies as well.

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A startup creating a new patent system for the fashion industry, similar to how patents work on music. It wants to prevent knock-offs, but also be used by brands for protection of their business models.

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A travel booking app for the US market that’s focused on building long-term relationships, rather than creating new reservations every time. It features a single price which is then split between their members.

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A startup that wants to make it easier for people to buy and sell their old phones, and also provide a marketplace for tons of other used phones.

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A platform that helps people buy and sell single family homes. Currently focused on the UK. The company is using a combination of software and crowdsourced data to help buyers make smarter decisions.

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A simple way to put email and messaging in one inbox, and a way to make calls from one platform. Each app is meant to be used alongside the other, and can be combined with other services like Slack and Google Voice.

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Focused on helping the elderly pay bills, Vayvadex allows users to pay for services, like a nursing home, with a swipe of their debit card. Users can also use the app to find a doctor or a home aide.

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A chatbot for cleaning services that can be used by small employers, bringing a bit of automation to a very manual process.

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A startup that helps B2B companies automate their expenses. The company’s software is built to be used by the finance department to track expenses, and to automatically reconcile them with the appropriate accounting system.

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 This is a company that brings the star rating feature used by restaurant critics to hotel reviews.

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A startup that helps companies build their own proprietary products to be used with their existing website.

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

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An employee scheduling app that’s easy to use, works cross-platform, and can be used in teams

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An online marketplace for used items, which they claim has a $10-million monthly revenue stream via their website.

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

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A BoxCar is an online marketplace for buying and selling used equipment and supplies, including furniture, construction equipment, industrial machinery, and vehicles.

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A B2B company that provides a platform that allows the sharing of inventory data between companies, which can then be used to more efficiently target consumer and brand marketing.

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A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

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Tribute functions as a shared custody platform for various family members, allowing them to track spending and keep track of things like medical records. The startup is currently only focused on family members, but is looking to expand to other kinds of multi-family sharing.

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A live-streaming platform, focused on video games.

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Building an ecosystem of companies that help people make money on their unused belongings.

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A computer science student who wanted to help his parents, so he built a website for them to search for and buy used cars, and a mobile app to help them make appointments.

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The company is focused on building a simple tool that helps users manage their personal finances, and has pivoted from an expense and bill tracker to a retirement planning tool.

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A platform for curating and distributing mobile games. The startup is focused on games that are designed for touchscreens, though they reference other platforms, such as Facebook’s Messenger and Apple’s iMessage.

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Building a company focused on making modeling, simulation and optimization more accessible to researchers, engineers and scientists.

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A startup that helps health care organizations make more effective referrals to specialists. It’s currently being used by a network of 20 hospitals in Boston, with plans to expand to the rest of the US within the next six months.

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A tool that makes it easy for businesses to manage customer on-boarding and user experience. The product has been used by more than 300 companies, including Mozilla, Airbnb, and Groupon.

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A flash drive that can be taken to a kiosk and used to pay for goods.

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A peer-to-peer marketplace and online marketplace for exclusively selling used goods. The company wants to bring a new way to buy and sell things, but it’s not quite a marketplace. Instead, it’s a service that connects buyers with sellers, and a platform where sellers can share their goods.

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A startup that has built an automated rail system focused on the trucking industry. The rail system is connected to the trucking fleet, allowing drivers to scale back to a more leisurely pace and still maintain a safe route.

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A San Francisco-based startup that operates a marketplace for people to rent their unused devices like computers, cameras, and drones.

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A startup focused on the healthcare industry that partners with pharmaceutical companies to build data products to make drug development more efficient.

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A medical device company in the Netherlands that wants to bring a reusable medical device to market, which can be used for hysterectomies, colonoscopies, and other procedures. The device works with a camera and a monitor and wirelessly connects to an operating room.

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A software platform for healthcare companies to manage their prescription costs. Has been used to automate over 40% of the cost of a typical Medicare Part D plan.

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This startup is building a tool for HR managers to manage their team’s performance reviews. The service has already been used by over 5,000 companies, and it’s available for free to large companies.

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A platform for businesses to help their employees track hours and pay for independent contractors. The startup has already been used by companies like Hewlett Packard, CVS, and DMCI.

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A digital platform that helps companies recruit and hire employees in remote areas, powered by artificial intelligence. The company has brought on nearly 1,000 employees in remote areas, and is now focused on the US.

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A standalone browser that integrates with the Slack team chat app. It allows users to create polls, polls that can be used in other Slack channels, and even polls that can be customized to display a specific emoji when they’re answered.

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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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A software company focused on creating web-based tools for managing the logistics of turning raw materials into finished products.

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A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

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A company focused on building a “universal” drone that can be built for any kind of use, from anything from agriculture to photography to filmmaking.

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

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LogMeIn is an online business continuity and disaster recovery tool used by businesses and organizations of all sizes. Users can access their computers and data in times of trouble, and moreover, take advantage of its free iPhone/Android apps for remote access and file sharing.

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A tool that helps companies sell more pre-owned items. It allows businesses to manage their used items and keep a digital record of them, inventorying them, then selling them.

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A start-up focused on making it easier for individuals to invest in real estate. It wants to take away the complexity of investing in real estate and building an investment portfolio.

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A startup for selling used cars, selling cars wholesale and at a lower cost than dealerships. The startup has partnered with dealerships in the US already, and is adding an auto insurance product to help offset the cost of rental cars for customers.

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

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A startup that wants to build a marketplace where people can trade used computers. It’s already started in Brazil but wants to expand into other countries.

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A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

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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 platform to help people find used cars in the UK.

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A platform for individuals to sell their unused equipment.

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A startup that helps small businesses increase their productivity by allowing them to schedule time off in advance. The startup is currently focused on the US.

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A credit card processing tool for people in developing countries. The credit card can be used to buy goods online from retailers all over the world.

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A tool with a simple design that helps organizations and software developers build and manage their websites. It’s focused on small-to-medium businesses.

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A startup for buying, selling and trading used cars. The startup has already attracted over 15,000 sellers and has processed over $600,000 worth of transactions.

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

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 A social media platform focused on art. The startup wants to create a community around artistic endeavors and sales. The company’s current campaign has a goal of $100,000, but is still running with a month left.

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A startup for buying and selling used cars, part of a larger company that also offers car-sharing services. Their customers can use the company’s vehicle for their work, then turn it back in when they’re done.

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A startup that helps companies and organizations manage their resumés and job applications, providing a service that’s currently being used by companies like UPS, IBM, and Capital One.

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Another product for running virtual meetings, this time focused on the enterprise. The startup helps companies organize large-scale conference calls even though they could be anywhere in the world.

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An advertising-focused startup that helps brands better target potential customers. It has raised $2.5 million in funding.

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Aaa is a network of Aaa-branded stores which use the platform to sell used textbooks, backpacks, luggage, etc.

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A startup focused on the “means of learning”.

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

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A startup that’s built a tool for companies to learn about their customers in order to optimize their experience. It’s currently being used by a particular customer, and the company says it has data from around 50 other clients.

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Idea: Online marketplace that allows people to rent out their unused stuff

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Idea: A startup for new, used and refurbished tech

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Idea: Amazon for New and Used Office Furniture

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Idea: To provide a central platform for people to sell and trade used goods, and for brands to directly connect with consumers

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Idea: A startup for buying and selling used machines from factories

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

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Idea: An alternative to Adobe, focused on web performance

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Idea: A startup that enables people to track and record their eating habits It is currently used by thousands of people around the world

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Idea: A software company that helps businesses run online meetings In Brazil, it’s primarily used by churches

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Idea: This travel startup helps travelers book group trips, like tours and cruises The startup is focused on building a marketplace that helps small businesses find customers

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Idea: A solution for helping people buy and sell used items on Craigslist easier, converting the site into a full-on marketplace

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Idea: An online marketplace to trade used and broken smartphones The startup is currently focused on the UK but is looking to expand to other countries

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Idea: A B2B company that’s building an “automated B2B sales chatbot”. The startup, which is focused on B2B SaaS companies, wants to help those companies schedule meetings with prospects and track conversations.

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Idea: A startup based in Brazil that is building an online auction house for used cars.

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Idea: This startup is building a low-code application development platform. It’s currently used by companies like AppDirect, eero, and Stripe.

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Idea: A startuplication that helps people learn how to code apps. The startup is focused on teaching people how to make apps for iOS and Android.

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Idea: A startup that makes a camera that’s meant to be used for augmented reality, where it’s meant to allow you to take pictures of things that will show up in AR.

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Idea: A company that makes it easy for companies to pay their employees with a card that can be used to withdraw cash, make purchases online, or used for ATM withdrawals.

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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 business that helps shoppers buy and sell used furniture from each other.

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Idea: A tool for creating animated characters that can be used for chatbots and other kinds of interfaces, ranging from mobile apps to web apps.

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A company that makes a small device that connects to a circuit board. The device is meant to be used by people who don’t know how to solder, to fix their electronics.

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Idea: A startup that helps companies build software that can be used across different apps and platforms. The team says they’re working with a few large companies in the UK and have $15,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

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Idea: A startup focused on helping US government employees make more qualified decisions about their health.

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Idea: In the US, a startup that brings data from a person’s Fitbit or other fitness tracker into their doctor’s office. The system, called Bionode, is already used at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. They’re looking to branch out to other health providers as well.

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Idea: A home security system that leverages a camera that’s focused on the door to see when someone is coming in.

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Idea: An e-commerce startup that’s building a marketplace for used products, the team of which will be composed of previously incarcerated people.

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

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

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Idea: Focused on the US, this startup is building a platform to help YCs hire contractors for small jobs like painting, sewing, carpentry, or installation.

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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 way to automatically manage your finances that doesn’t require users to enter or re-enter any information. The startup is primarily focused on helping users pay off their debt.

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This company is building a platform for sharing and selling used furniture. The startup has a website where people can view and purchase furniture.

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Wekan is a calendar with a twist: it’s a shared calendar that can be used by teams or groups.

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

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Idea: A home security company for Latin American households, primarily in Mexico. The startup is focused on providing internet-connected cameras that allow users to see and talk to visitors while they’re away from home.

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

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Idea: A startup 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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A new mobile app that provides a way for people to buy and sell used cars. The company is building a mobile marketplace for sellers and buyers.

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A startup that is building a marketplace for people to sell their unused electronics, and have a chance to get a new device in exchange.

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A startup that creates a marketplace where people can resell their used cooking pans

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A startup that creates peer-to-peer marketplace for renting out your car when it’s not being used

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A startup that creates a system so that people can create a new email address to be used for a specific family member (IE [email protected])

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A startup that helps brick-and-mortar retail businesses grow online The company used a SaaS model for their marketing platform, which helps companies attract and convert online customers

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A startup that provides a way for users to alert emergency services of their location This is meant to be used as an alternative to calling 911, which is often the default option for users in emergency

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Idea: A new consumer-focused mobile payments app to replace credit cards The company aims to reduce friction by letting users buy things with their phone instead of having to pull out their wallet They want to replace everyone’s credit card information The startup has processed over $1MM in payments

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A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to build and manage their own apps. It is offering a set of tools and APIs that can be used to help connect apps together.

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A startup that makes it easy for people to buy and sell used cars

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A startup to buy and sell used cars, with a focus on providing a safe and easy way for folks to manage everything involved in the process. The startup wants to make it easy to sell a car without involving a third party.

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Blackbox is trying to tackle the problem of consumer credit scores, which are used to help determine creditworthiness, but are not very accurate. The startup is building a credit scoring tool that uses data from places like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to determine creditworthiness.

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