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This startup aims to help people around the world donate their excess stuff to the needy. The startup helps people donate excess stuff to those in need by finding charities that accept donations.

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Idea: A platform for connecting students with mentors from the world's top universities

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A network of tutors across the world that get paid per student, with students able to take lessons from anyone.

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A startup that collects data on the world’s 4.5 billion-odd cellphones and builds a giant map of their locations with all the phone data available.

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Build a database of every tree in the world, using satellite imagery.

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“Together, dreamers and doers can do more than ever before.” It’s a “startup for humanity” that wants to provide rapid solutions that “help change the world for the better”

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A startup for finding and reserving gyms, as well as a digital membership card. The startup wants to be the world’s first digital gym, using an app to track and manage memberships.

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A startup that wants to bring personalized tutoring to the world’s most remote regions, including rural India.

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A software company delivering software to keep track of the world’s trash.

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A new way to buy and sell items in the world of cryptocurrencies

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A new startup that wants to make the world’s smallest USB hub, allowing users to plug in multiple USB devices (keyboards, monitors, etc) into a single port

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An online platform for hiring and managing temps. The company wants to be the platform that bring together the world of temp agencies and temps to make it easier for employers and employees.

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This is a water purification company that wants to provide clean, safe drinking water to poor people in the developing world.

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A software platform that lets brands communicate with marketing departments around the world — making workflows easier and more cost-effective.

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This startup is building a platform for American farmers to sell their goods to consumers worldwide. The startup aims to use a mix of digital store fronts and technology to deliver to consumers in countries like India and China, where the rural population has been growing.

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A startup that wants to help you save money on your toilet paper, but also wants to be the company to make the best toilet paper in the world.

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An educational tool that helps students in the US get certificates from universities around the world. The startup helps students get their credits in real time, with a guarantee that their credits will transfer to the school they’re attending.

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A tool for sharing your portfolio of creative work with the world

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A startup that is building a platform to help the two billion people in the world who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.

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A startup that aims to be the Wikipedia of the veterinary industry, by building a community for vets across the world.

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If you own a home in the US, you can log into an app and see what the utilities are costing you in real time. However, the founders say that households throughout the world can benefit from a similar application.

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A startup that aims to bring the transparency of online voting to the world of online retail, where many retailers don’t always do their best to represent their products to their customers.

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A startup that is a search engine for the world's best creative work.

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A way to help teams manage their work from any location across the world.

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A startup that sells Android phones in bulk to the developing world

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A platform for sharing and curating the world’s best startup teardowns.

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A startup that helps people explore the world around them by allowing them to connect with those who live near them and share their local knowledge

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

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A startup that is working on a location-based ad platform. Their pitch is that they are the only ones building a smart ad stack that works across all channels, including the web, apps, and the physical world.

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A platform to connect suppliers to restaurants with the goal of increasing food security in the developing world.

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A company that helps people around the world make online donations to charities

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 A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to optimize lead generation. The startup’s customers include Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest job site, and the US’s largest insurance company.

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A digital platform for managing and monitoring medical and health records in the developing world.

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

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This company is building technology that combines the best practices of the world’s ride-sharing companies into a single platform.

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A new company changing how people think about the world.

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A startup that wants to make the process of bringing a new child into the world as seamless as possible.

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

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A mobile app that connects people to other travelers and hosts. The startup wants to use technology to make the world’s hotels and hostels more efficient and make it easier for people to find a place to stay.

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A startup for hiring and retaining freelancers that allows businesses to find, hire and pay people from anywhere in the world.

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“An online platform that provides the opportunity to discover and hire top talent from around the world. They are already generating $4 million in annual revenue with a team of 8.”

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This machine learning startup is building a program to identify problems in the world’s food supply

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A startup that helps people explore the world to learn new things

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

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

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

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A platform for helping the developing world manage the increasingly important issue of climate change.

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A tool to help people navigate the world of legal marijuana through a simple, easy to use interface.

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"We're a team of entrepreneurs who formed to create a company that helps the world's most powerful brands get more relevant and influential messages sent their way."

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A startup that creates a database of all of the world’s music and helps musicians get discovered

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A platform to help the world’s refugees find homes. It’s currently in beta.

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This startup is building an “interactive map of the world” and wants to be the Uber of mapping.

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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 helps people explore the world through photography and film. It wants to help people find the “right shot” for their travel photos.

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A startup that makes and sells a $25 hardware device that plugs into your smartphone and lets you make maps of the world.

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A platform that powers “digital stores” in the physical world

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A startup that provides merchants with a secure, spam-free e-commerce platform to sell their products and access marketplaces in the US and around the world.

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A startup building an app that helps companies manage their international workflows. The solution is aimed at companies that have multiple different offices around the world, be they full-time or digital nomads.

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A startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict where companies will be in three years. They’re based in Philadelphia but working with clients around the world.

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A system that helps connect people across the world who are interested in doing freelance work, such as writing, editing, and design. The startup was founded in March and is looking to raise seed funding.

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A platform that helps people manage their contact lists. The startup says it’s dealing with a half-billion contacts with 70% of the world still not connected.

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A startup that wants to “make the world a better place” by helping small farmers sell their crops for fair prices.

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A platform that helps recruiters find and screen candidates in cities around the world.

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A startup that wants to connect the world’s waste to buyers.

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A startup that makes it cheap and easy to order products from around the world

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A startup that helps people get their minds around the idea of “a world without cash”

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

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A startup that’s building an online marketplace for visual artists to sell their work to the world, with payment handled by Stripe.

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A platform for families to connect and communicate with other families around the world.

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A startup that helps companies find and pay contractors and service providers across the world. The company will use the P2Pool tech popularized by bitcoin to help larger companies find and pay out thousands of contractors more efficiently.

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A question-and-answer startup where users can ask questions of and then be answered by people all over the world.

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A startup that wants to bring a similar UI to the world of online banking, except that instead of generic banks, the startup offers a wide array of financial products.

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A company that’s building a detailed map of the world’s supply chains, put together using new satellite technologies. The startup wants to create a more efficient and transparent supply chain for all manufacturers.

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A company that sells “the world’s first wearable data science platform”.

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

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

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A platform for sharing and tracking all of your fitness activities. The company developed a stand-alone iOS app called MyFitnessPal in 2011, which has over 150 million users worldwide. In 2017, they launched the fitness tracking and calorie logging platform Fitbit.

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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 social network for people who want to learn about the world. The startup has over 100,000 users, and now has clients in the US, Europe, China, and India.

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A chatbot that helps you navigate the world of digital marketing.

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A startup that helps small-business owners around the world get paid for the work they do — and then get paid again for the work they do on the side.

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A company that helps companies access the best people in the world to fill their IT needs

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

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A company that’s moving the power of the “internet of things” from the world of large manufacturing plants and factories to the world of small-scale manufacturing and manufacturing at home. The company is working with over 50 manufacturers to make it easier to connect their products to the Internet.

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"We believe that the world’s 2.5 billion farmers deserve access to information they can trust. We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to improve their lives. We believe that, in the long run, this is good for the planet."

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A “Kiva for the world”, allowing investors to crowdfund for loans to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

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As of 2016, accelerator programs are across the world, from Silicon Valley to London, with India, China, Singapore and Israel also hosting their own.

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 A “Global Credit Network” where you can borrow money from anyone in the world — no credit checks and no collateral. The startup is building the infrastructure to make international microlending easy.

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This startup is building a browser for the startup world. Its goal is to create a simplified version of the startup experience with tools for research, fundraising, and community engagement.

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6,000 employees worldwide use this company’s service to connect with, and manage, their boss’s calendars.

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A startup that helps people build their own websites so that they can share their content with the world

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New York - New York City is home to the largest financial district in the world, but the cost of living for interns in this area is so high that it’s difficult for companies to entice young talent to stay. This startup, known as Give, wants to make it easier for companies to hire interns.

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A new app that helps fans book flights, hotels, and other travel services from any location around the world.

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Building a decentralized model to connect businesses across the world, with a focus on the $3 trillion international business-to-business market.

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A company that maps the world’s urban areas using satellite imagery. It’s currently working with six cities: London, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Hong Kong.

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A company that provides a platform for the ability to manage, track and process all of the data generated by the billions of sensors that are embedded in the world’s devices.

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This startup is building a platform for all of the contract recruiters in the world, connecting them to employers and customers.

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

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A startup that makes learning about the world more accessible to people around the world

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The idea of this startup is to fill the void that the daily news leaves out. By aggregating and creating content from the hundreds of sources they partner with, they aim to provide a complete picture of the news events happening around the world.

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Collaborating with organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank, Geotime provides demographic, economic, and climate data in a user-friendly way that’s useful for businesses.

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Caringo is a startup that is building a new category of Internet of Things (IoT) device – a SaaS platform that lets you create a device of your own with a few simple clicks, and then deploy it into the world as a service.

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A startup that lets you buy, organize, and sell artwork from artists around the world, with the option of searching for art by artist or subject. ArtGen is based in New York City.

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This is “a healthcare startup for the world’s largest democracy” – India. It aims to help patients get their prescriptions filled at the lowest prices possible, and is already working with several pharmaceutical companies in India for a $3 million revenue run rate.

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A platform for connecting with an expert on the other side of the world, contracting workers from global markets.

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A platform for the design and manufacture of solar cells. The startup wants to make solar cells more accessible for people in the developing world, with a focus on the Middle East.

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A startup that launched in May, Empowered Launchpad is a marketplace for a variety of services including legal, accounting, and engineering, with the goal of making it easier for startups to get off the ground. They’re already working with 100 companies around the world.

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A company that pays people in the developing world to write content for a fee. They’ve already signed up one client (Watsi, a non-profit that helps poor people in medical emergencies) and expect to sign up another soon.

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A startup that brings in a freelance marketer from anywhere in the world, and pays them a commission for their work.

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

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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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This startup is building a new way to access and use the world’s most popular programming languages. The company is now working with Google on its Material Design language team.

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

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A mobile app that helps people plan their trip to see the world’s best art. The app comes with a network of over 1,000 locations of art museums and galleries from around the world. The startup is profitable.

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A platform to recruit and hire remote developers and designers from any location in the world.

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The creators of this startup want to bring the world a universal, open-source, and non-profit search engine.

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A market for the world’s farmers, specifically those who want to start selling their excess produce in bulk.

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

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This startup is building a platform for doctors to take care of their patients in the digital world. The company wants to create a better patient experience, and help patients get the right information faster.

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A “collaboration platform for freelance workers,” allowing them to find one another and take advantage of their “world of expertise”

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A startup to allow people to send money from their smartphones to a family member, no matter where they are in the world.

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A tool that lets you explore the world of retirement savings without having to read financial statements or do any complex math. As a nudge to get you started, it’s free.

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A startup that helps companies in the most remote areas of the world expand their operations, and most of all, connect with customers.

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A company that’s looking to disrupt the insurance market by providing a platform for users to buy and sell insurance plans across the web, essentially creating the world’s largest market for insurance on the internet.

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A startup that offers a tool for consumers to use to shop for and compare real-world products. The startup says it is the only shopping service that allows users to buy online-only products, while also allowing customers to see products in person and try them for free.

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A platform for creating social connections around events, which is currently a popular form of entertainment. The startup wants to help users curate real-world events and build a community around them.

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A startup looking to make the world’s best desktop security software, and taking advantage of the increasing need for it as the world becomes more connected.

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A startup that helps you learn the dates of birth of the world’s most famous people.

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A free chat app for developers. The company has already raised $5.5M in funding from some of the largest VCs in the world, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and more.

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"We are a group of experienced marketers and developers who believe in building companies that are powered by users and not investors. We want to move from a world of transactional businesses to ones that are built on relationships. Our mission is to build a platform that allows people to create and share their own content in the same way that they share links or photos on Facebook."

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This startup wants to make it easier to get a headshot taken in an interior studio — anywhere in the world.

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A startup that builds apps based on data from the real world. For example, the startup has a tool for data scientists to visualize the conversation of a crowd and see what words and concepts are trending, and a tool for the government to monitor traffic.

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

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The accelerator is based in New York's Brooklyn neighborhood, and was founded in February 2015. It is sponsored by MasterCard, and has attracted companies from around the world, including Colombia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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A startup that wants to process the world’s raw materials into finished products. The startup currently has $8.5M in funding.

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A product that helps businesses scale their operations across the country and around the world.

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A startup that helps people find and book flights around the world. "We're not trying to be a travel booking site but more a package." The platform lets users see prices and deals from a variety of airlines, which is useful for travelers.

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A hub for sharing the locations of all the world’s bike-share bikes

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A startup that aims to create the Google search for the physical world. The company is building a search engine for the physical world, and is currently in the process of building a prototype.

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This startup wants to make the world’s most durable tablet, one that can withstand a drop from a boat in the ocean, or a puddle of coffee.

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A free app that helps people keep track of coming up with ideas, with the goal of helping them get their ideas out of their heads and into the world.

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A company that aims to help marketers adjust their Facebook ads in real time based on the user’s interests. The startup is working with various marketing teams all over the world to build out a proprietary algorithm.

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The e-commerce company wants to be the Amazon of the professional world.

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A software platform that allows small businesses to “pay anyone in the world in less than a second”.

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A platform for people to connect, share and discover the hidden world of hiking, backpacking, and camping.

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A bridge between the two worlds of professional and amateur soccer.

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A texting platform for groups of people to communicate efficiently. The startup wants to leverage its popularity in the soccer world to make the company a household name.

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Produces maps of the world’s street address systems, using data from the U.S. Census, U.K. Post Office, and Google’s Street View.

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A startup that builds a new kind of chair, with the goal of being the first chair in the world to help with back pain and to be completely customizable.

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An API that lets customers pay any merchant in the world, directly through their website, with no credit-card processing fees.

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A digital service that let’s you connect your job in the digital world to your real world job. The startup helps HR departments better manage the digital talent they’re hiring, and helps companies that are hiring use the digital world to recruit better. The startup has raised $110,000.

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A startup that wants to teach young people in the developing world about money management and financial literacy. It hopes to do this through written workbooks, games, and a messaging platform that supports peer-to-peer learning.

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A company that wants to move the world from centralized to decentralized data storage.

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“The world’s largest decentralized flight management system”, helping pilots and air traffic control systems coordinate location and navigate flights. The startup says that its technology is already replacing “50% of an airline’s total operations” with a fleet of more than 30,000 aircraft.

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Sphere is a new approach to online education based on the idea that online education is too expensive for many students and doesn’t provide high enough quality instruction. Sphere offers a free, high-quality education to anyone in the world.

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A platform that aims to build a “bespoke” container for goods between any two ports in the world. They’re working on building a tool to help ship companies quickly and cheaply move stuff across the ocean.

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A startup that helps connect the world’s food supply chain, from farmers to factories to distributors and restaurants. It will also offer apps to help track and improve inventory management.

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

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A startup that wants to build a system to help people in the developing world manage and track their food using a mobile phone. It’s building a platform that allows customers to buy and sell food using a mobile phone and a credit card.

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Image-based gaming that’s “a big, open world role playing game experience” that lets you explore and interact with other players.

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A digital currency for the global market. It’s first product is a stablecoin for local currency payments in the US and across the world.

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It’s a brand new concept in the world of advertising, using the “perks” of a travel-based credit card to show you ads you’d be interested in on a flight.

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This startup is building a closed social network for people who are physically or emotionally unable to socialize with others in the same way as most of the world. The idea is that they’ll want to be part of a social network, but they can’t be fully active because of a physical or emotional impairment.

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A startup in the heart of one of the biggest tech hubs in the world that wants to help startups find genius.

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A company that gives businesses a way to buy and receive custom work from people around the world. It’s selling the ability to have a new logo, website, or app design delivered in 15 minutes.

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A tool that helps anyone in the world track their spending in real-time. The startup is building an app for users to report their spending and personal finance habits.

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The company behind the $500,000 World Cup prize pool, FanDuel is building a baseball-based fantasy game. FanDuel has a head start in the US and UK, but will need to grow in other countries to have an impact.

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A platform for companies to send and receive money from customers and suppliers very cheaply. It aims to be the PayPal of the developing world.

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A company that tries to make the world's best artificial intelligence-powered chatbot.

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A platform that allows users to sign in to various apps, and then track and monitor their health and fitness through their device. The startup, which launched in 2017, is now in over 30 countries across the world and has over 100,000 members.

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A fix for the “gig economy”, offering a comprehensive insurance package for independent workers. Their product is designed for the future and will work for any independent worker, anywhere in the world.

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This startup is building a toolset for HR managers that lets them manage their company’s “Human Resources” from anywhere in the world.

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A platform that allows people to find and buy products throughout the world. The startup is developing a global marketplace for goods and services.

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A startup that lets you track your mileage on a car, bike, or moped. It’s like a mileage tracker but for the world’s most commonly owned modes of transportation.

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A startup that has built a visual, crowd-sourced map of the world’s nuclear weapons.

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A platform that makes it easier to sell and ship products online. CEO Jairaj Habbal has raised $100,000 in seed funding and says he wants the company to be the eBay of the e-commerce world.

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This startup wants to build a marketplace for the world’s most trusted brands.

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A product that allows people to share their ideas with the world, giving the idea a vote of confidence and possibly even funding.

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A company that plans to create a new kind of payments system that is more secure, transparent, and consistent across the globe. It aims to be a way for the entire world to transact in cash.

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A startup that helps guide companies through the often confusing world of employee equity.

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The startup wants to bring the cloud to the world of physical data. It claims it can build a data warehouse out of any physical machine in the world — even from a broken down machine.

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A company that makes the world’s first smart fabric for outdoor clothes.

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Open data platform that lets people create and discover data visualizations. The startup has built a platform that allows people to create data visualizations and share them with the wider world.

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A new OTT video platform that wants to merge the video world of YouTube with the viral nature of Snapchat.

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A project of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is the largest global network of entrepreneurs, young professionals, and innovators. The network’s purpose is to connect the global network of young professionals with the global community of entrepreneurs. The network was founded by the World Economic Forum and Swiss Re in January 2016, with the first annual Global Shaper Summit taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Over the summer of 2016, the World Economic Forum announced that it would be partnering with the Global Shapers Community to create the World Economic Forum Young Entrepreneur Council, which completed its first meeting in October 2016.

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

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A startup that wants to help companies around the world use robots to move goods from warehouses to retail stores.

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A tool that lets you make an image that looks like you’re looking at a phone, but in fact you’re looking at the real world through a video camera.

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 A startup that brings together the digital and physical worlds to make sure you’re prepared for any situation. Exos is a communications platform that will help you be ready before an earthquake hits, a hurricane hits, or a tsunami strikes.

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A company that wants to make the world’s largest database of solar data. The company says it has built a platform that helps companies like Google and Amazon make billions of dollars in sales from solar power.

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Loft, a startup that collects and compiles a range of industry data about startups, has named YC as one of the top three organizations in the world that are "helping to produce the next generation of startups."

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

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A way for students to learn about the world’s best universities while earning college credits.

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The world of finance is changing dramatically, and there’s a lot of confusion around how new technologies like fintech will impact financial services. Fintech can take the form of apps, startups, and platforms, or it can be composed of a mix of all three. Fintech is a catch-all term that can include everything from cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to machine learning, and more. Fintech startup solutions help companies navigate these changes.

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Record your thoughts, and then share them with anyone in the world without ever leaving your couch.

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

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Startup looking to make it easier to receive medical care in the developing world.

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A startup that’s building a way for people to explore and explore a world of their own around their city. It lets you drop in for a day, look around, and get a sense of the neighborhood without having to physically travel to it.

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The company wants to become the Amazon of US foreign aid. It wants to help US citizens save money on international travel and give non-profits and governments more money to spend in the developing world.

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This startup is building an app that helps you browse and buy clothes in a world where it’s hard to find a style you like. At launch, the app will feature over 1,000 brands from across the world, but the plan is to expand to everything.

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SaaS business that provides a platform for companies to manage their payments and invoices from anywhere in the world.

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A startup that provides a SaaS platform for SaaS companies to build high quality content. The startup is backed by some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter.

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A company that uses computer vision to detect objects in the real world and allows the user to zoom into them to see a live-updated model of the object.

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This startup is building a digital revolution in the world of trash. Trash2Use converts waste into useful products, and gives you the opportunity to pay for the items you use.

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"FastCo" lists the top startups in the world every year. The list is based on revenue, but also factors in the startup's presence on other "fast-growing" lists, including those published by "Forbes", "Inc." and "Forbes Europe".

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This is a software platform for building customized software. The startup claims to have more than 1,000 clients worldwide, including HP, AT&T, Nest, and Dreamworks.

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A company that makes a comprehensive, searchable database of the world’s universities.

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 A decentralized encrypted messaging platform for the world’s 2.4 billion unconnected citizens. Decent has built a messaging app that uses its own cryptocurrency, BitShare, as the medium.

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This is an online platform that tracks the top-grossing films worldwide

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A startup that aims to connect the world through the Internet of Things at a global scale. It aims to use the Internet of Things to enable the connected devices in homes and businesses to communicate with each other and the world while offering new services for consumers.

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In the world of artificial intelligence, there’s always one who’s ahead of the curve.

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A startup that wants to help farmers in the developing world sell their produce, and thus increase their income.

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A web and mobile app for restaurants, allowing them to manage their kitchen operations from anywhere in the world. The startup also works with the restaurant delivery companies Postmates and DoorDash.

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A platform that helps small teams get paid for sharing their research and results with the world.

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A book about the startup world, due out in October 2019.

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A wearable device meant to help people with visual impairments navigate the world. The startup is looking to deploy its product in the US and UK, and has raised $2.5 million in seed funding so far.

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A platform that lets users book vacation rentals around the world.

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Startup seeking to make the world’s first computer small enough to fit into your pocket.

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A startup that helps companies find and recruit talent anywhere in the world. The company says they have over 1,000 clients ranging from top Fortune 500 companies to startups to large AIs.

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

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

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

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A startup that lets you move money between your bank accounts anywhere in the world, including in real time

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

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A platform to make it easier for farmers to sell their crops. It helps them organize themselves and sell their produce, and also connects them with buyers all over the world.

32

The world’s first interactive robot taxidermist. It combines 3D scanning technology and a robotic arm to automatically fuse together a stuffed creature out of real animal parts. The startup says the process is simple for consumers to use, and can be done from their homes.

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A startup that is working to build the world’s first augmented reality grocery store. The idea is to create a way for users to scan a barcode to get an augmented reality display of what a product looks like in a store, before they’ve even left the house, with a camera view of what a product looks like at their homes.

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A startup working to democratize credit in the developing world, creating a new financial product that would give people access to credit in a way they haven’t had before. The company, which was founded in India, wants to make it more affordable for people in the developing world to use and maintain credit.

30

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

29

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

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A solution for managing and storing information in the physical world, from paper records to files to folders.

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A startup that helps small businesses around the world hire employees and find talent.

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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.

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 Tapping into a $30bn market, the startup wants to create “e-commerce for the developing world.”

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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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Of course, that’s just a sampling. And some of these companies are still in the idea stage, so they might not turn into actual businesses. But this list shows that there’s a lot of revenue to be made building new tools for the online world. Now it’s up to entrepreneurs to decide what sorts of products to build.

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A startup that’s building a “self-serve” payment system for restaurants. It’s a product of the food-tech world, with the goal of streamlining the process of paying for orders.

27

As of 2018, YC has graduated over 2,000 companies, including some of the most well-known startups in the world, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, and Lyft.

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A social network that allows users to chat and play games with their friends who are currently hanging out in the physical world. Users can also play games against friends at home, meanwhile.

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A tool to help people find out what’s going on in the world, or what’s happening around them.

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This startup is building a platform that allows anyone to post a video of their favorite place anywhere in the world, then share the link with their followers.

25

A wearable for the visually impaired, which uses machine learning to convert a video of the world, like a restaurant or a landscape, into an audio guide.

25

A directory of the world’s best remote job sites, curated by the founders of Remote Year.

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This startup helps people connect and collaborate with others across the world, so they can get better at their job.

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A startup that’s building a text-based payments platform for the people of the developing world. The company offers an alternative to Venmo for users in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, and India.

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A “social network for the professional dog groomers in the world”, allowing them to connect with customers and each other.

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A way to bring the B2B world back together in the form of a platform for companies to manage the sales process. Proposer uses a local sales rep to act as a “gatekeeper” who can then go out and talk to customers on behalf of the company.

22

This startup wants to bring the vision of autonomous cars to the world of batteries and energy.

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A way to organize Facebook groups, particularly those that take after the real-world meetup and community model

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A finance startup with a focus on microloans. It wants to connect the world to tiny credit that they can use to make small purchases like groceries or pay small bills.

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A solution for companies to provide real-time expense tracking and invoicing from anywhere in the world. The company is currently charging for the early access of its beta, but plans to launch publicly in early 2019.

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

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A platform for sending money to people who don’t have bank accounts, allowing users to send money to anyone in the world.

20

This company is building a platform for global NGOs to better track and respond to the needs of vulnerable people around the world.

20

In the last decade, the number of startups has continued to grow, making the San Jose area "the best place to start a business in the world."

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A startup that wants to use the blockchain to help create a system that collects and tracks all your data to build a “trusted record of the world’s food supply.”

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A startup that uses the blockchain to help the World Bank manage the crises in the developing world.

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A startup that enables users to create a ‘vision profile’ and share it with friends. Created by a couple in their twenties who wanted to know how other people were making it in the world.

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A startup that allows users to create and edit high-definition 3D models of real-world objects

18

A mapping tool that helps users find their way around the world.

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A company working to connect “smart cities” around the world, hoping to connect smart devices and smart city infrastructure.

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 A blockchain-based solution for streaming Chinese TV to the world

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A tool that helps teams work together in real time, across the world.

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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.

17

Innovation in the US has become a flashpoint for the rest of the world. From its inception in 2010, the French government has invested in French Tech. In France, startups have received €4.5 billion in funding in recent years, according to INSEAD.

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A company that provides software for companies to track the performance of their employees. The company’s software is currently serving more than 30,000 organizations around the world.

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Ink is a platform for live events, with a focus on music. Users are able to create and manage their events within one platform and then broadcast these events to the world. Ink also offers a community feature, where users can share content with each other. The company raised $12.5 million, with 23,000 users in 50 countries, and is backed by Lightspeed and Greycroft.

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 “The world's most powerful way to compare health care plans.” The startup wants to be the Google of health insurance with their free platform, which covers most people under the Affordable Care Act.

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An online tool that helps employers with their recruitment process. Employees can apply and receive feedback on their online profiles, but can also be asked to complete real-world interviews with employers.

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A startup that aims to help people make more money with less effort. It wants to build a tool for the “social selling” world that helps salespeople find companies to work with and then helps them find the products and clients they need.

15

A startup that allows you to type out a tweet, then share it with the world, letting it be picked up by any message platform, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

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A startup that wants to bring machine learning to the world of financial trading, using advanced computer vision and AI to help traders make better investment decisions. It's raised $3.4 million to date from investors like GV and Flatiron.

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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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Idea: Bringing the first new generation cryptocurrency to the real world

14

Idea: Put a camera in the kitchen and tell the world about what you make

14

A SaaS platform that helps companies raise capital more easily. It’s like the Uber of the fundraising world.

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A startup that wants to take a person’s health, from a doctor’s perspective, and put it in a dashboard. It’s a “free radical”, a company in San Francisco, California, that wants to change the way the world thinks about health. It has a commercial in production with a director who’s won a couple of Oscars, and a book in development.

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The founders have a vision of a world where everyone can pay rent or a mortgage, and have a constant stream of income without having to get a job.

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A startup that is building a website that allows users to look at the world like an architect.

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A product-focused company that helps companies in the developing world get products manufactured locally.

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A live-streaming community for teachers to share lessons and questions with the world.

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A company that helps teachers all over the world teach students about animals in the natural world outside of school.

12

A startup that aims to create an app that lets people create, share, and curate content, with the goal of making the creative world more accessible.

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A platform for sharing and discovering new perspectives on the world, the tuneup is a collaborative platform for journalists, storytellers, and artists to share their work.

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A company that tracks the health of the world’s forests

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A platform that helps small businesses manage their bank accounts. The company is based in New York, but serves companies in other states and countries around the world.

10

A live-action game that lets users watch their characters interact with the real world and interact with others through the game

10

 A platform that allows users to stream live video on their site, making it easy for customers to see what’s happening in the physical world.

10

A digital platform for the organic food industry to sell directly to customers, with its current focus on e-commerce fulfillment. The founders envision a future where they can send one of the world’s most trusted brands of food directly to your doorstep.

10

A consumer mobile banking mobile app for the developing world. It’s meant to bring mobile banking to consumers in places where banking infrastructure isn’t robust, and where there are often mobile networks that are poor quality or nonexistent.

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A company that provides the top digital marketing agency in the world with a digital presence outside of their clients’ websites.

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A company that wants to bring AI into the world of translation and translation AI.

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A platform to help people find and rent quality private and shared apartments around the world. It helps renters and owners find and rent apartments, and connect with other renters and owners in real time.

9

Idea: A startup that lets you buy, hold, and sell Bitcoin, without having to deal with the complexities of the cryptocurrency world

8

A new way to organize and share knowledge across the world, connecting people who have similar interests and experiences.

8

A non-profit that is building a strategic communications and social media campaign to help bring clean water to the world’s poorest people.

8

A platform for people to explore and share the best restaurants in the world

8

A tool for building a list of people to invite to a job interview. The startup had a good response from the hiring world after it was featured in the New York Times.

8

A company that claims to have the world’s smallest solar power system. It’s for homes, but can be used anywhere.

8

A platform that helps the 500,000 companies around the world with their live events. It helps them find, book and pay for speaking engagements, build an event calendar, and create a speaker’s profile for their attendees.

7

A startup that aggregates all of the world’s data on climate change and presents it in an easy-to-digest format.

7

A startup that makes accurate, high-resolution 3D models of the things in the world. The company charges designers and architects in-person visits in which they can see prototypes in person and get one-on-one feedback.

7

The idea is that this is a kind of online “buddy system” that helps people get out of the house and out into the real world. The startup has an event calendar and a forum for users to share what they’re up to.

7

TechCrunch’s startup of the day, which aims to be a tool for people to share their discoveries of what’s next in the world of tech and business.

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A software company that powers the world’s largest video sharing platform. The startup helps users watch videos on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and others. It has over 2 billion daily active users.

6

A software development company that wants to fix the “diversity gap” in Silicon Valley. The company’s co-founder says that men make up around 80% of the tech workforce, and women only 4% (and that the industry is even worse in other parts of the world).

5

A startup that aims to “make it easier for everyone in the world to have a home internet connection” with a hardware product that plugs into an electrical outlet.

5

An agreement among the world’s largest banks to offer payments to businesses in developing countries via SMS.

4

A platform for online shoppers to compare prices from different stores. The company’s CEO says they have a large database of IP addresses from all over the world. The startup helps people find the lowest prices on products they’re looking for.

3

Citymapper is a map app that helps people navigate cities around the world.

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This startup makes the “world’s first build-it-yourself” device that connects to a mobile app to consume, record, and transmit data from various medical devices to a mobile phone.

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A startup that makes a mobile app that lets you know what is going on in the world based on your location

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Idea: A mobile ad network for the developing world

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Idea: Course builder for the World Economic Forum

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Idea: A way to see the world through the eyes of a designer

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Idea: A community platform for the world’s freel

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Idea: World's first marketplace for insurance companies

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Idea: The world’s easiest way to build and ship mobile apps

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Idea: A WebVR world generator written in Haskell

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Idea: The world’s first self-hosted JavaScript IDE

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Idea: Aims to make it easier to do business in the developing world by removing the human element from contract management The company takes care of the legwork and legal formalities so that companies can do business with foreign suppliers without having to learn the ins and outs of local business processes

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Idea: A startup for the creative community to buy and sell design content from the world’s best designers

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Idea: A Google for the developing world — a voice-controlled search tool that provides all the same functionality as Google, but in a way that works for people who

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

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

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Idea: A startup that wants to bring data-driven insights to the human resources world.

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

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Idea: A startup that helps people with mobility issues navigate the world. It’s a website that aggregates all the information you might need to find a public restroom or get to a destination nearby

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Idea: A software company that wants to build a platform for creating digital products that feels like you’re building in the real world.

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

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This company is building the world’s first platform for people to support their favorite artists. The startup is uniting artists with fans, fans with artists, and artists with fans, to create direct connections that allow fans to directly support their favorite artists.

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A startuplication for helping the visually impaired navigate the physical world.

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A startup that allows people to browse a map of the world to help them choose where to go on their next vacation

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