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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.

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A startup that allows companies to create virtual reality/augmented reality experiences with their employees (no coding required)

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A virtual reality startup that aims to help healthcare professionals train and collaborate. It’s a VR app that lets doctors, nurses, and other medical staff practice together in a virtual environment before they need to go to the hospital.

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A startup that uses virtual reality to help people overcome anorexia and bulimia

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A virtual assistant that helps people make better decisions in their personal and professional lives.

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Idea: A virtual reality startup for the e-commerce industry It wants to help online retailers build VR ads and other virtual experiences

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A startup that sells virtual phone numbers that people can use to have multiple business lines

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A virtual assistant that works for small businesses, helping them in tasks like scheduling meetings with clients and gathering the necessary information to support their business.

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A startup for companies to build, edit, and manage custom 3D content and virtual reality experiences.

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 A startup that uses a “virtual bank” to allow companies to get capital without having to go through a traditional bank. It is looking to extend its service to the UK, Europe and Asia.

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Idea: A platform for making, distributing and monetizing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) games The company says it’s already built over a dozen AR and VR games and is currently monetizing them through app stores, advertising, premium content, and in-app purchases

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An open-source web application for creating and managing virtual classrooms and events.

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A new type of virtual reality experience, where people can interact with others in a “virtual school” or “virtual community” without leaving their own home.

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A platform to help people decide what to buy online, like a virtual Amazon.

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A startup that helps companies track items from order to delivery, and track the performance of in-person and virtual agents.

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A startup that's building a tool that helps online travel agencies create virtual tours of their properties.

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A startup that’s building virtual reality that encourages mindfulness.

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Ripple is a platform for creating virtual currency and a payment system. The startup is trying to get merchants to adopt its digital currency by offering them a low-fee payment processing system.

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A video and virtual reality game where you play as a character from the universe of "My Little Pony" and create an avatar. The startup is looking for a partner to help fund its effort to create a game, which started in November.

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

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A platform for self-hosting, on-demand virtual reality content, allowing users to access VR worlds without a headset.

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A company aiming to make tech easier to set up and use. Offerings include a virtual office, HR and payroll services.

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A company that builds the software enabling people to create and sell virtual goods to each other.

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A virtual reality performance studio. The company is building a virtual reality-based studio that provides training to help companies bring their ideas to life.

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The company is building a platform that will allow users to take a picture of the items in their home and have it translated into a virtual reality experience.

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The startup wants to show people the right stores in their area to buy virtual goods, like video games, virtual pets, and more.

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A startup that’s building a tool to help companies create an online studio for virtual, remote teams. The startup wants to help companies have a team wherever they are. It’s a platform for companies without 3D graphics talent to create virtual environments and use them for video conferencing, live training, and more.

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A solution that allows small businesses to build and manage their own virtual teams. The startup aims to help companies build virtual teams that are more efficient and cost effective than traditional team management.

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A platform for telemedicine with video conferencing and a “virtual doctor” that makes appointments and answers questions

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Zuji is building a platform that lets users create and share virtual reality experiences with friends. It has raised $5 million in seed funding.

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A platform that lets users make their own virtual reality videos and share those videos with others for a share of the revenue.

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A tool that helps you get all sorts of things done, like a virtual grocery store, virtual or actual clothing store, or virtual or actual license plates.

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A startup that provides a service where people can get a virtual assistant to do anything they want online

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This startup is building a telepresence technology that allows you to virtually work from home.

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A New York-based startup that claims to be the first in the world to offer a virtual reality-based storytelling course designed for the music industry.

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A startup that allows users to have a virtual assistant to help with daily tasks, like scheduling

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

90

An eCommerce company that offers virtual and physical storefronts for customers to order from.

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The startup has built a tool that has users go through an online process to find and hire a virtual assistant.

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A startup that allows people to build their own virtual reality spaces, with custom lighting, sounds, and music.

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A virtual reality startup that enables “hyper-local beer tasting”.

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A company that’s building an app that allows you to set up a “virtual job board” for your business, allowing you to post jobs and connect with recruiters.

87

A global payments platform, SendFriend is a virtual bank account and payments platform that allows users to purchase goods and services without a bank account. It’s similar to TransferWise but with a focus on emerging markets.

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A tool for building virtual reality experiences. The company’s tools allow you to build any kind of VR experience, from a simple 360-degree panoramic video to a full-blown VR experience.

87

A tool that allows you to create and sell virtualized physical objects, like a virtual home, or a virtual gym.

87

A startup that wants to be the Uber of virtual assistants, using artificial intelligence to help people book appointments, schedule meetings, and conduct other tasks.

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A SaaS solution that helps businesses establish and manage a “virtual sales force” or “virtual sales team”.

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A startup that pairs patients with farmers via its mobile app, helping patients manage their personal medical records and their personal health data. The startup aims to build a “virtual pharmacy” that can help patients manage continuous care.

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A platform for helping people design and build virtual reality experiences. The startup is focusing on the gaming side, but says they’re open to partnering with other verticals as well.

83

The company’s goal is to create a digital platform that could support all the physical and virtual delivery process for a company, so that the company can focus on its core business.

83

The startup’s first product is a pen that allows people to annotate documents on a computer screen. The second is a virtual keyboard that people can use on their phone to type and dictate on their computer. Second, it’s an app that tracks the time it takes for people to type on their phone.

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A startup that sells a tool where you can have a virtual assistant send you a message or email whenever a specific set of keywords is mentioned on Twitter

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A startup that is a virtual assistant app that tracks everything you need to do and reminds you of it throughout the day

81

A startup that helps employers manage their payroll, benefits, and insurance electronically, with a set of tools that include a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, an API, virtual and in-person support.

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A platform for making virtual reality content. The startup is looking to build a “virtual reality video studio” that lets creators stream their VR content.

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A startup that lets you compete in a virtual world against other players to become the best trader

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A startup that helps small business owners manage and grow their business across the internet by allowing them to create a virtual storefront, and tap into the expertise of other entrepreneurs.

80

Stem is an app that lets you create a virtual assistant to help you with work. Users can ask the virtual assistant to do things like send an email, remind you to call a client, or read your calendar. The virtual assistant can even help you out with tasks like creating a to-do list or learning a new language.

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A startup for digital games, where players can earn money for playing games. Currently in beta. What’s interesting is that they’re trying to make it legal to use virtual currencies, which is a relatively new idea.

80

This startup is building a new way to work that allows you to quickly create a virtual meeting room for your team (with audio, video, and other features) and then broadcast it to whoever is interested.

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A startup that wants to make it easy to manage virtual attendees for events, which are usually hard to track and often not included in the database. The startup is releasing a beta version of its software in mid-November.

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A free digital interface for app developers, allowing them to create virtual machines for testing. It was crowdfunded by the company’s own customers.

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A virtual assistant that predicts the weather for cities around the world, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, and Mumbai.

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

78

A company that helps users make a $3 monthly subscription payment for a brand new virtual assistant (such as Siri or Alexa) that answer your questions.

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The startup wants to create a platform for “inclusive, scalable, and affordable” virtual reality training.

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A librarian’s assistant for libraries. It’s similar to a virtual assistant but for a library. It’s meant to make life easier for librarians by helping them keep track of where their patrons are in the library and what books they’re reading.

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A credit card you can use for virtual items, virtual real estate, and virtual donations.

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A startup for professionals to find and hire virtual assistants.

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Directs and optimizes customer interactions with brick-and-mortar stores. The company has developed a proprietary virtual assistant software which has already been integrated into 88 retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Petco, and Whole Foods.

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This startup is building a way to create virtual reality experiences for brands, using a technology called “phantom display”.

75

A virtual assistant platform that connects customers with local car repair professionals.

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A platform that makes it easy for companies to host virtual teams that work from different locations. The startup is working with Y Combinator-backed startup Galvanize.

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A startup that says it’s building a “game-changing” artificial intelligence for virtual reality.

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VR-based technology that lets people experience things like medical and scientific procedures in virtual reality.

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While many startups have been building virtual reality products to help improve cognitive or physical therapy, this startup is specifically built to help people with mental illness. The app works as a video support system to help people with anxiety and mood disorders.

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This startup is building a virtual assistant that works on Slack and other messaging platforms.

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 A cloud-based digital assistant for retail businesses. The company’s Virtual Assistant can be set up to take orders, run inventory, and much more.

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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 cloud-based system that lets players build and play with virtual objects.

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A company that helps brands co-create merchandise for sale, using a virtual store front to sell the items.

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

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The company provides a virtual shared workspace that runs on Slack, allowing people to remotely collaborate on projects.

71

A company that helps companies reduce their monthly expenses by partnering with their employers to cut down on expenses in the office by using a virtual assistant.

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A virtual assistant that can respond to people in over 70 languages, and who can also be integrated into the Amazon Echo and Google Home products. The team is also developing a smart speaker that can take in natural language input and respond with a preset answer.

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A startup that makes it easier for universities to use virtual reality to teach students.

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A virtual assistant that helps you find travel quotes and discover the best deals.

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 A startup building a virtual assistant powered by artificial intelligence.

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A virtual assistant that lets you ask your phone questions and get answers without having to look at the phone or type on the keyboard.

69

A platform that lets families, friends, and neighbors connect, find, and support each other for their mental health issues, using a big data approach to help the right people at the right time. Through its platform, Bensound plans to provide a virtual space where people can post their symptoms, get support, and connect with each other. The platform reaps the insights provided by the data from all the posts to offer people with mental health issues the most personalized, accurate diagnosis possible.

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A startup that helps people with very complicated or long-term projects find a virtual assistant

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A startup that helps business owners build a team of virtual assistants, who are then paid per project.

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A startup that’s building a browser-based tool for anyone to create and manage their own virtual or online paperless bank account.

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A virtual assistant that allows users to message and set reminders in text.

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This company builds a virtual assistant for the health care industry to improve the efficiency and quality of patient interactions, from scheduling to documentation to making phone calls.

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A tool for creating virtual reality experiences that lets VR creators focus on the design rather than the implementation.

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A virtual assistant for your phone that helps you deal with your to-do list.

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A startup that supports the creation of virtual reality apps.

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A New Zealand-based app that creates a virtualized version of a person’s photo library,

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A company that makes it easier for companies to create and manage tons of different types of virtual environments like cars and airplanes.

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This startup offers business meetings in a virtual conference room, without the hassle of meeting in person. The company is based in Philadelphia but has users in more than 30 cities.

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This is a new “virtual assistant” app that allows people to hire a personal assistant on demand. They handle everything from scheduling meetings to emails to helping with travel arrangements.

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A high-tech startup that wants to use its virtual reality to help people turn their natural surroundings into their classroom.

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A “virtual office” for remote employees, offering a virtual workspace, meeting space, and project management solution.

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A startup building an AI-driven virtual assistant that aims to make hiring and firing employees just as easy as firing a drone.

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A company that helps businesses manage data from virtual assistants. The idea is that the assistant can ask for and get information and then send the request to the company's website, where the data is stored and can be accessed.

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A platform that provides an API for companies to create a chatbot that’s the equivalent of a virtual assistant.

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A software-as-a-service startup that allows you to build your own virtual-reality simulation

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 A startup that provides the user with a virtual office space while away from his or her regular office.

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This startup helps companies create virtual reality experiences, like the “sleeping town” that you can explore in this video.

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A startup that provides a platform for developers to create a virtual reality experience for customers. The startup is building out a marketplace for developers to sell their work.

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Fulfillment as a service for virtualization of IT infrastructure in the cloud.

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A mobile app that helps people build a virtual reality experience while they walk around a city. Currently focusing on VR adoption in India.

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A new app that allows users to “virtually” connect with a well-known psychologist. The app

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A virtual assistant app that listens to users’ conversations and suggests answers to their questions.

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This is a 3D blockchain game built on the Ethereum blockchain. The game pits users against each other, where they compete for virtual game cards and battle for blockchain-based prizes.

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A company that turns smartphone screens into touch-enabled, virtual room controls

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A home-based virtual assistant that takes care of chores for you, using your smartphone to help you keep track of tasks. It’s first product is a voice-activated concierge.

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A virtual assistant that helps people speak Japanese. It’s currently on iOS and is working on an Android version.

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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.

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A set of tools for creating virtual reality experiences.

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A company that has developed a virtual assistant that can automatically transcribe conferences and meetings.

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This startup wants to use AI to make it easier for people to build virtual assistants, using a chat platform.

52

A free VPN, or virtual private network, that doesn’t log information about its users.

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 A Berlin-based startup that aims to replace corporate travel with virtual reality

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A company that wants to help people create their own virtual reality worlds.

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A suite of tools to help prevent workplace stress. The company offers a virtual office, a health coach and a network of wellness experts to ensure employees are staying on track.

51

What it is: A chatbot that lets people find and hire freelance specialists. The platform aims to work with a wide variety of professionals, including interior designers, virtual assistants, and even personal trainers.

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An effort to make the internet a more open and inclusive place for people of color, especially women. Sizabot is a virtual assistant, and the company built Sizabot to work with a wide range of languages to help people of color find better deals on services via chat.

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A startup that’s solving the problem of connecting a company’s virtual assistants to its voice and chat platforms. (Hey, Alexa, can you call the pizza place)

49

A virtual assistant for the enterprise that helps people stay organized and on top of projects, but also helps let them go on vacation.

49

A virtual assistant that can help you manage your finances, track your investments and get you the best rates. The SaaS platform is currently in private beta with a soft launch for a small group of users.

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A YC company that builds virtual assistants to help people with social anxiety.

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The startup is looking to create a platform that allows for the sale of virtual brands, like Google or Facebook, and collect a portion of that from advertisers.

49

A startup that’s building an “open-source” virtual network for computer-to-computer communication

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This is a “virtual personal assistant” that helps users with things like scheduling, shopping lists, and budgeting.

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A software platform for providing pre-paid credit cards. The startup is building an API for businesses to buy virtual credit cards branded with their brand, which they can then offer to their customers.

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Building a virtual concierge service connecting influencers with brands.

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A startup that provides a virtual assistant for time-crunched financial services managers. They want to make their service as affordable as possible, too, with no monthly fees.

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A startup that builds a “virtual assistant” to help companies understand how their customer support teams are helping customers.

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A mobile app that connects you with a virtual assistant who can answer your questions.

46

VR/AR company that wants to make it easier for people to record and share videos in virtual reality and augmented reality. The company wants to build a VR and AR platform for users to record and share videos in VR and AR.

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A virtual assistant that helps you prioritize tasks and stay on top of your inbox.

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A startup that lets you set up a virtual assistant who can carry out tasks on your behalf. The startup is intended to help those who don’t have full time help or who are too busy to help themselves.

46

OurLive is a startup that wants to become a series of live events that you sign up for and can attend virtually.

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A video editing platform that’s meant to make it easier to create and share videos without creating a video editing crew. The startup is powered by a virtual assistant that handles tasks like organizing clips, adding music, and fine-tuning the final product.

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A new version of an online virtual-reality gaming platform that launched a year ago.

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A platform for homeowners looking to sell their homes, allowing them to easily list their properties for sale and hire a virtual agent to show the property to interested buyers.

45

A startup that connects women to special events and activities around the world, such as virtual tours, culinary classes, and pop-up shops. Women can choose from a list of events and activities and be notified when they’re ready for them.

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This startup that makes a “virtual shared workspace”.

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A startup that delivers a team of virtual assistants to help with projects. The startup charges a flat fee of $150 per month for all team members.

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A company that offers live-action virtual reality videos for National Geographic.

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A startup that has developed a virtual assistant to help with scheduling and communicating with employees. The company is focusing on companies that have a lot of employees and need to communicate with them frequently.

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This is a platform for finding and hiring virtual assistants with a focus on solving problems for small businesses and freelancers.

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A virtual assistant that handles customer service and product support for a company’s small business customers.

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A company that helps businesses find and manage virtual assistants. The company’s software provides a web-based platform where employees can manage and pay for the services of multiple virtual assistants.

42

A suite of tools that lets a user create a virtual avatar, and then control their character in a game.

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A company that helps people accept payments in exchange for a good or service. It’s a subscription model that offers services like video conferencing and virtual assistants.

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A startup that allows users to create, share, and modify virtual instruments with real-time feedback in a push-button environment.

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A way to store and share photos and videos in 360 degrees, allowing users to see their friends in 3-D. The startup wants to use the service to create virtual reality video by stitching together photos and videos.

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A platform for online video game tournaments, which offers tournaments, community features, and a virtual currency system.

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A company that makes virtual reality experiences for medical training and education, and has already trained over 50,000 people on its platform.

41

A virtual assistant that helps people run their businesses. The startup’s job board is unique in that it’s also a full-service platform that helps users manage their careers, including job-seeking, interviewing, and salary negotiations, among other things.

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A startup that is taking the place of virtual assistants and is meant to be a more natural way to interact with devices.

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A virtual assistant with a chatbot-like interface to help schedule meetings, find flights and help with transfers. The startup doesn’t have any funding yet, but has a strong technical team.

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A virtual assistant that helps people make sense of their social media profiles and other profiles. It’s meant to help people better understand their network and meet new people, and it’s already being used by some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

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The company’s first product is an AI-enabled conversational assistant, available in the US and spoken in English, Spanish, and French. It turns a user’s smartphone into a virtual assistant, with text-to-speech capabilities, a voice dialer, and other features

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A startup that is building a digital assistant meant to help employees. The tool is designed to help employees collaborate as a team, and allows workers to have their own virtual assistants that can answer questions, plan a day’s work, and more.

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A startup that lets people experience virtual reality through the power of their mobile phone.

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This startup is building a storage system for virtual reality developers that allows them to create large-scale worlds that interact with each other and with users.

37

A virtual concierge that offers transportation, meals, and gifts for you or your team.

37

A video game that teaches how to drive a car. Players control a virtual car and drive around a course, following the rules of the road, and avoiding obstacles such as other cars and pedestrians. The game is meant for the very beginning of novice drivers, teaching them to drive without the risk of crashing.

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A virtual assistant for legal professionals and paralegals. The startup is built to help lawyers navigate complicated legal documents, from contracts to wills.

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A virtual assistant that works with your phone’s GPS and data to help you find and reserve a place to stay while in a new city.

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A startup with a camera that allows you to snap a photo into a virtual world. This lets you snap a photo of your friend’s room, for instance, and then walk into that room in VR and be able to explore it.

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A virtual assistant, error-correcting software, and chatbot that helps you empower your team to deliver more accurate and better customer service.

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This company markets what it calls a "virtual assistant" to serve restaurant owners. The software helps manage the workflow of ordering, food prep, and more, allowing cashiers to focus on other tasks. The startup has raised $400,000 in funding to date.

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A startup, which has raised over $1 million, that helps customers go through the process of hiring a virtual assistant. It highlights the process in a series of animated videos.

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A platform for buying and selling virtual items like power-ups, skins and runes in esports. PGL is based in China and is already signing up professional esports teams to use its platform, which lets teams create their own websites and sell merchandise.

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This startup wants to help contractors get paid on time, by giving them a virtual presence on restaurant sites.

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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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This company is constructing a virtual reality gaming platform for users to play games together in a virtual world.

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A startup that wants to create a “virtual cycle” for getting employees, students, and governments better benefits and services through “social innovation”.

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

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A virtual reality headset that can show you a 3D map of your home when you’re on vacation.

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A startup that’s building what it calls a “virtual medical clinic”

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Catch a Yacht is building a service that acts as a virtual concierge for wealthy travelers — it helps them book travel and manage their money. The company’s founders are former Facebook employees.

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Builds a platform that allows companies to create and sell customized virtual reality experiences to consumers.

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A company that helps users create and send virtual gifts to their friends and family, with a promise that it will never expire.

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A platform for building virtual reality content with human-scale interactions. The company wants to build virtual reality content where people can walk around, sit down or interact with their virtual world.

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A startup that turns your phone into a virtual reality unit, letting you stream VR videos and games from your phone to your headset.

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A VR/AR platform that uses 3D scans of real estate to present you with a virtual walkthrough of a home or apartment. The startup is currently in private beta and has raised $1.5M.

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A startup that helps people build virtual reality experiences and help create immersive experiences for brands. Notable for its location-based VR hardware for gaming and entertainment, the company is building a virtual reality platform for malls and shopping centers.

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A “remote headquarter solution” that provides a virtual office for employees who work from home.

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A health system of doctors and nurses who can provide virtual care. The company plans to open 1,000 clinics in underserved areas.

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 A virtual reality company is building an open-source headset that is compatible with all phones with phones.

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A company building an open toolkit for building virtual reality games.

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A virtual workplace for freelancers

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A tool for companies to create custom digital touchpoints with customers, such as a “virtual receptionist”.

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A series of “4D” experiences, intended to place users into virtual 3D environments and cause them to do things like race cars or play with dinosaurs.

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A mobile app for people with chronic pain. The company wants to build a “virtual clinic” that does all the work for you.

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A software-as-a-service platform for small businesses to manage their risk management. The company's software helps small businesses manage their insurance through virtual insurance agents.

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A startup that has built an app for companies to manage remote workers. It works as a virtual call center. The client can choose to pay the workers via a direct deposit or via their bank account. The startup says that their product is like a landline, meaning that a worker can use it even if their employer doesn’t pay for the service.

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A startup that wants to build a system that allows people to interact with computers via a virtual keyboard.

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A startup that promises to “make it easy to integrate your store with your store”. The startup provides a “store-to-store” feature that allows a company to allow a customer to buy a product without a store. The startup tries to optimize a company’s supply chain for this use case, and talks about the idea of a “virtual store”.

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A startup that is building an augmented reality platform to allow people to place virtual objects on top of real-world objects.

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A startup for buying and selling virtual goods such as in-game items, digital downloads, and subscription services. The startup wants to make it easier for people to buy and sell virtual goods.

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A startup that helps you design your home by giving you access to 3D models, walkthroughs, and virtual tours of homes on the market.

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This company offers a service that helps businesses skip the expensive installation and setup work of virtualization and server management, and instead offer managed service options.

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This startup is building a better way to buy clothes, with a simplified and more secure checkout process, and direct access to a virtual stylist.

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A startup that can send virtual reality and web-based experiences to a mobile VR headset like Samsung’s Gear VR, and a separate service for desktop VR.

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A platform for creating, sharing, and selling branded virtual goods in games like Overwatch.

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This startup is building a new generation of web browsers, called “containers”, that work like operating systems. Containers are like virtual machines (VM) in that they run programs inside them, but they’re a lot more flexible. You can build a container that can run a Ruby or a Python, for example, and you can run a container that runs a ton of different kinds of programs. Containers can also be used to run a group of VMs, and VMs can run each other, too. The tech is still in its early days, but it’s a promising tech that’s been used to run the Linux operating system.

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A startup that makes it easy for startups and businesses to create and manage virtual organizations so workers can be hired and managed in a flexible way.

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This company is building a platform for hospitals to upload their electronic records to a cloud, creating a virtual medical record for all doctors and patients to use.

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This startup is building a tool that allows people to develop their own virtual reality experiences while integrating them with their own existing tools.

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A startup that makes it possible to create and sell virtual goods and services within games and other apps. The startup has recently raised $5 million.

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An API for building virtual reality apps, as well as a VR headset, as a way to create a new type of “VR search engine”.

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A company that is building a “micropayment” system for mobile games, which allows players to “purchase” virtual resources without having to go through a full transaction. The idea is that it could help games that otherwise wouldn’t be able to monetize with the current payment systems.

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A new way to do direct-to-consumer retail, using a modern e-commerce system to create a virtual store on a company’s website.

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A “virtual concierge service” for hotels. They started in India with a network of over 200 hotels and now have a presence in the US.

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A startup that allows users to create short video clips that act as virtual “emojis” for text messages.

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A platform that allows companies to run affordable, virtual office meetings with their employees, without having to spend money on an office.

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A tool to help with the process of setting up a physical or virtual development environment. Users can setup their own local development enviroment, optionally with their own tools.

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A startup that offers a virtual customer service platform that allows large companies to easily create customer service chatbots.

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A company that helps companies set up and manage their physical and virtual offices, and handles everything from room and board to mail and maintenance.

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A company that helps real-estate agents sell homes by offering a part-time gig as a virtual realtor.

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A platform that lets users create virtual reality content using HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets.

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An AI startup that uses machine learning to help companies manage their customer service requests. Uses AI to automate customer service requests, and can also do things like act as a virtual secretary, book appointments, and handle customer service calls.

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The startup is building an online platform that allows users to send and receive money in the US and China without having to go through a bank. Users can also set up a virtual wallet for storing and spending in different currencies.

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A feature-rich, fully-hosted virtual networking and collaboration platform for businesses. The startup says it has 1,000 paying users, including YC companies.

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Designing and building a new way for people to connect over virtual reality.

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A startup that provides a virtual “roommate” for people who are traveling so that they

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A startup that provides a directory of small businesses to help them find business solutions like a virtual assistant

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A startup that sells a tool that allows people to create a sort of virtual scrapbook of their life and to share with loved ones who are no longer around

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Idea: A virtual assistant that serves up documents based on keywords

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Idea: A text-to-speech AI-powered assistant that can connect with virtually any virtual assistant It has already raised $23 million and is growing fast

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Idea: A-Frame, like React, is a web framework for building virtual reality experiences Unlike React, it’s made specifically for VR

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Idea: A platform for realtors to outsource some of their tasks to virtual assistants from around the world

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Idea: A startup that helps people find jobs like running virtual meetings, as a virtual assistant, or technical writing.

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A company that is building a “virtual assistant” for managing the life of the average family. The company wants to make it easier for parents to plan and track their child’s education, medical appointments and activities. The company’s flagship product is a virtual assistant that helps parents keep track of their child’s activities and school.

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