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A platform for engaging in adventure activities with your friends and family.

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A tool for managing and harvesting content from a website’s search and sharing features. The startup has raised $5.2 million from a number of investors, including Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Mitch Kapor.

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A self-funded, fast-growing accelerator for retail ventures and consumer brands.

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A venture-funded mobile app that helps users book hair and makeup services.

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The San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than 200 companies that have received a total of more than $80 billion in venture capital funding as of Q3 2017.

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A platform intended to help companies figure out how to make their processes more efficient. NetBix is backed by some of the biggest names in venture capital: Mayfield, Ignition Partners, and others.

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 A small startup backed by Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz is building a tool for pastors to share their sermons online.

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A food delivery service for medical patients. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and General Catalyst.

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A social buying service for clothes, appliances, and more. The startup has raised $3.5 million from investors including Google Ventures.

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

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Helping fund startups by allowing anyone to invest in a startup’s venture fund.

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

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

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

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This company is building a stock market for real estate, which it says is worth $1.4 trillion. The startup says they have $100 million in seed funding from investors like Accel, Greylock, and Andreessen Horowitz, as well as a $50 million Series A round led by Sapphire Ventures.

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A startup that aims to help financial advisors in the US give advice to clients who are buying fixed-income investments. The startup is backed by the venture arm of Goldman Sachs.

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A live video app that allows you to broadcast and watch live video from your smartphone. Wibson has already raised over $14 million in venture funding.

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

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The company has raised a total of $16.5 million from Allen & Company, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Fidelity, SV Angel, and Y Combinator.

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A “Mobile-first enterprise” platform that offers “one-to-many communication” for companies. It’s meant for companies with a “live, real-time workforce.” The startup has raised $150MM in venture funding.

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A venture that is building a platform for managing insurance claims across the United States.

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

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In mid-July, the startup said it has already raised $1.5 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures. It’s working on a similar product to Facebook’s Onavo.

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A team of three has raised $1.4 million from investors including First Round Capital, HLM Ventures, and Mayfield Fund. The company is building an AI-based software platform to help businesses optimize their supply chain operations.

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

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"Authentic" is the name of an app that provides a secure, private and audited chat platform for businesses. The app allows users to create a private chat room for a group of up to ten people, with a group administrator who can add new members, delete or block members and monitor chat content. The company was founded by former Googler and Google Ventures partner Misha Chellam.

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The startup is currently in stealth mode, but it’s building a venture backed company that’s making a “set of automation services” for enterprise customers in the financial services industry.

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A venture-backed startup that builds customized video games for e-commerce, boutiques and retail.

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A venture-backed accelerator that prepares social-media influencers to launch their own online ventures, helping them manage their social-media buzz and their brand and how they interact with the public.

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A coffee delivery service in San Francisco that is “delivering a new experience” to the coffee industry. The startup is a joint venture between a coffee roaster and a delivery service like Postmates.

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

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This is an application for trading 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mortgages. The startup has raised $1.4 million from investors like Alphabet’s GV and Comcast’s NBCUniversal Ventures. Prior to YC, the company raised $1.2 million in seed funding from investors like Cowboy Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Social Starts and Social Finance.

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This startup helps people track the status of their favorite charitable causes. They helped raise $50,000 from the Center for Global Development and the Connected Ventures Fund in NYC.

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A startup called “MyBoat” that helps you find guides, captains, and crews for your next adventure

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A web-based collaboration platform that helps people brainstorm and write down ideas. The company just closed $1.1M in seed funding from investors like Fidelity Investments and Bain Capital Ventures.

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

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"It’s in the works," said Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist who has invested in the company. "We’re thinking about a lot of things that I can’t talk about today."

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A company that helps companies and organizations raise money from new and existing investors, including Angel investors, venture capitalists, family offices and more.

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This is a startup that wants to build a system that automatically detects and captures video of police interactions and the surrounding community. The startup recently raised $1.2 million from Digital Ocean’s Venture Fund.

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A venture-backed, data-driven performance marketing company that helps companies find out what people are talking about, what they’re talking to each other about, and what people are saying about their brands.

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

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The startup is building a system that will allow companies to use the power of artificial intelligence to detect fraud. The company is currently in private beta and just closed a $1.2 million seed round, led by Nautilus Ventures.

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A new startup from Google Ventures, this is their answer to the question, “How can we build a more customer-centric experience for the customer”. They want to be the company that builds out the digital interface for the customer, and bring it to billions of customers.

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

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The company wants to build a platform to help small businesses get paid faster. The company has raised $1 million from Lerer Ventures and other investors.

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A venture-backed startup that serves as a marketing platform for credit card and bank data that lets companies run campaigns. It’s also a marketplace for data, where companies can buy and sell their own data sets.

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

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A digital platform that aims to make it easier for investors to invest in start-up companies. The venture has taken in $105 million in investments so far, but it’s still looking for its first customer.

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The term was coined in 2006 by Fred Wilson, who wrote "Startup - A Silicon Valley Adventure" in which he stresses the importance of a culture of growth.

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The company’s pitch is that it is building a digital platform to help entrepreneurs raise capital at a much lower cost than traditional venture capital.

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

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A venture backed brand that makes nut-milk-based drinks and skincare products. The company has three products in the market already, and recently introduced a new product that uses a nutty brown rice protein called “brown rice protein powder.”

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

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VentureBeat has won several awards, including a 2015 Webby Award for Best Mobile App, and a 2016 Webby for Best Digital Business.

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A startup that combines genomics, synthetic biology and computer science to develop new pharmaceuticals. The startup recently took in $100,000 from investors like Charles River Ventures and Simon Kucher.

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A startup that makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from lenders. The company has raised $2.5 million from investors like KKR and Google Ventures.

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Chatbook is building an app for people to record their travel. The startup won a $40,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to build out its mobile app. It’s intended to help people remember their adventures in a more visual way.

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A company that wants to help people store medical records. Medtronic shares the same vision, but has been unable to land deals with hospitals and doctors. Medtronic has raised $1.7 million in funding from investors including GE Ventures and the National Academy of Medicine.

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A startup that’s building a platform to help companies manage call center operations. The startup says it has $1.5 million in funding from investors including Birchmere Ventures.

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

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A platform to help patients with diabetes manage their condition and track the progress of their condition. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding from venture capitalists from Union Square Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

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This venture helps people buy real estate using only their phone number.

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

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An on-demand, on-the-go learning platform for executives that helps them quickly learn anything from marketing to HR to finance to sales. The company recently raised $1.5 million in venture capital.

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A venture that matches businesses with potential employees across remote work platforms.

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A travel-service platform that aims to help you book flights, hotels, car rentals, and tours with a single login. And it has over $2 million in funding from investors that included Y Combinator and Union Square Ventures.

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A company that aims to build the next generation of smart homes. The team has already raised over $5 million from investors, including Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

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A venture fund and incubator for startups working with AI.

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The following is a list of notable consumer product startups in North America that have raised venture funding, according to Crunchbase and its sources.

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This company is making it easier for small businesses to invest in their own ventures, by providing them an online platform for managing investments. The seed round has already been funded, and the company is looking to the next round to help it scale.

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

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A startup that offers investors access to startups looking for funding. The company has raised $500,000 from investors such as Y Combinator, SV Angel, and Second Home Ventures.

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A meat delivery service for restaurants. The startup, which has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Khosla Ventures, is working with restaurants and chains to deliver lunch and dinner to customers in San Francisco, New York City, and Boulder, Colorado.

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The venture is looking to build out a platform for companies to use to monitor their employees’ working hours.

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The following are notable U.S. venture capital firms that invest in or work with startups in the areas of healthcare:

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A startup that helps developers build smart-home systems. The startup has raised $20 million in venture backing and currently has a team of 15 in San Francisco.

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

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A $40 Bluetooth Smart speaker. The startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Play Ventures.

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A venture-backed startup that’s building an app for iOS that allows you to flip your phone’s screen horizontally and vertically to share photos.

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A Hong Kong-based startup that is doing a joint venture in China with a Chinese partner. The two companies will work together to build a consumer product in China, and then later in Hong Kong.

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A company that helps businesses track employees and their movements. Founded in 2009, the startup claims to have raised $9.1 million in venture capital and made it to the finals of Y Combinator's winter 2017 batch.

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Winners of the first annual Venture Challenge will get a $1,000 cash prize. The event is being held at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

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A smartphone app that allows users to find the nearest parking spot or garage. The startup expects to have customers in 80 cities by the end of the year and has received $2.5 million in funding from investors including Y Combinator and Comcast Ventures.

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A tool to help companies raise money at lower costs. It’s a tool for venture capital firms to automate the process of investing in startups.

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

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Idea: A web app that predicts the next card in a Magic: The Gathering game The startup raised $35 million in venture capital and says they have 120,000 active users

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Idea: A startup that is building a “daily deal for venture capital”. Users pay $10 per month to get access to a curated list of venture capital funds, startups and VCs.

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

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

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Idea: The first 100% free, open source code collaboration platform The company has raised $47 million in venture capital and has over 1000 users

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Idea: A data-driven advisory service for venture capitalists

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A startup that helps entrepreneurs and investors with their search for the right venture capital firm

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