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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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A company that provides global data analysts with insights into consumer trends in real time. The startup is growing its team and expanding globally. It has raised $2 million to date from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and CrunchFund. It will be based in San Francisco.

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

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A 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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"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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Crowdsourced reports that help companies assess the capital needs of their startups in order to raise money from angel investors and venture capitalists.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A 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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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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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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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 venture-backed startup that’s building a platform for home builders that helps them manage their quality assurance, build projects faster, and reduce costs.

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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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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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VentureBeat's list of 2016's 50 hottest startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, including a number of YC companies

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A startup that offers entrepreneurs support and advice on their business idea in the form of a “venture coach”. They’re working on a way that their coaches can help entrepreneurs with their projects from anywhere in the world.

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

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

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

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A platform that helps restaurants manage their inventory. The startup allows restaurants to manage their inventory in real-time, ensuring they have enough stock for delivery, and it also gives them insights into when and what to order for delivery. The startup is backed by $4 million from Peloton Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

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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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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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In 2018, the founders of OpenTable were awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Consumer Products and Services category.

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

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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 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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A digital assistant that helps recruiters and hiring managers find and manage top talent. The startup is backed by Sound Ventures, the venture capital arm of Pandora, and is led by former Googler and Facebook executive David Fischer.

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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 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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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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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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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 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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A content platform that curates and helps marketers reach their target groups. A team from Google Ventures is behind the startup.

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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 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 platform for “joint venture” companies to make their employees happier by curating content, sharing it with their networks, and suggesting other content for them to read.

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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 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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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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This is a business that provides third-party software and services that allow businesses to connect and communicate with each other, and is backed by the venture capital firm General Catalyst.

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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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In June 2018, Thumbtack reached a Series B round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and new investors including Sutter Hill Ventures and General Catalyst Partners.

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A platform that helps small businesses get access to credit and loans. The startup says it has received a $1.2 million investment and counts Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Y Combinator as investors.

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This startup aims to transform the face of venture capital by making it more accessible, more transparent, and with more fairness to investors. The startup aims to provide investors with a better way to manage their portfolio, and better tools to manage their investments.

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Venture-backed startup that helps developers easily create social apps for their customers.

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Startups can’t always get funding from venture capitalists and angel investors.

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This venture is a SaaS company that helps users to budget their money and track their spending. The startup has a total of 9,000 users.

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Walnut Ventures is building a digital banking alternative that is designed to be a bank for the unbanked.

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A venture backed start-up that wants to be a digital concierge for all things you’re looking for (from food to drinks to tickets). They’re hoping to be the Amazon of the future.

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2018 DLD Ventures European Venture Capital Report

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A group of investors in Turkey who are looking to provide a central platform for venture capital investment. They want to help connect investors with startups and help investors feel more comfortable with the market and process.

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As one of the first enterprise-focused venture-backed startups, Placed is building a platform that allows employers to create a database of their employees and their location, as well as see which of their employees they can “Placed” in the time they need to pay them.

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A platform that brings together 500 current and former investors to build a new breed of venture fund.

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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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