YC S13 Demo Day

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Y CombinatorY Combinator is having its semi-annual Demo Day today.  This time it’s for YC S13, which contains 53 companies.  By Demo Day, most of these companies have already launched in the technical press.  As of writing this, I already have 45 of the 53 companies in YC S13 on my complete list of known Y Combinator Companies.  Below are all the known companies in today’s Demo Day.

Companies YC Investment Exits Returns Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
45 $900,000 $0 $0 $3,600,000
General Description
7 Cups of Tea

Location: London, GBR

CrunchBase: 7-cups-of-tea

Hacker News: 7cupsoftea
Status: live

Market:

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional heath and well-being support service where people go when they feel they need to talk to someone or seek extra emotional support. 7 Cups of Tea provides this emotional support through a network of trained Active Listeners who are standing by, ready to lend an ear. Listeners come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences.
Amulyte

Location: Ontario, Canada

CrunchBase: amulyte

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Amulyte is an activity tracking and emergency response system for senior citizens. The Amulyte device monitors activity and contains a button that automatically alerts caregivers in the event of an emergency. The Amulyte service is a website that allows family members and caregivers to stay connected and informed.
Apptimize

Location: Mountain View, CA

CrunchBase: apptimize

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: mobile-specific platforms and development tools

Apptimize is A/B testing for native apps on Android and iOS. Integrating the service is as simple as including a small library in the app. Apptimize handles deployment, data aggregation, and results reporting. Testing is conducting using a web interface that manages both testing status and the user size of each sample.
Asseta

Location:

CrunchBase: n/a

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Asseta is a marketplace for used manufacturing/industrial equipment.
BloomThat

Location: San Francisco, CA

CrunchBase: bloomthat

Hacker News: chadlpowell
Status: live

Market:

BloomThat is an easy way to order fresh flowers. We partner with local florists to create a simple selection of tasteful arrangements and deliver them anywhere in San Francisco within 90 minutes. Developed for the mobile generation, BloomThat enables customers to order flowers “in the moment”, effectively creating new opportunities in which fresh flowers can be enjoyed.
Butter Systems

Location: Los Altos, CA

CrunchBase: butter-systems

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology

Butter Systems makes a tablet computer that would supplant (or augment) a restaurant’s paper menu, allowing customers to order food and drinks, and also request their check without having to flag down a server.
Casetext

Location:

CrunchBase: casetext

Hacker News: joannahuey
Status: live

Market: legal services

Casetext is a free legal research tool that lets you annotate the law. With Casetext, you can search using keywords or citations, read the full text of over one million federal and Delaware cases, and learn insights from the annotations of practicing attorneys, professors, and other experts. We’re also building premium features to make research and knowledge management more efficient.
CoreOS

Location:

CrunchBase: coreos

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

CoreOS is Linux for massive server deployments. CoreOS is minimal (linux kernel + systemd), Docker compatible, and clustered by default.
Crowdery

Location: Mountain View, CA

CrunchBase: crowdery

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Crowdery is A/B testing for a brand’s physical products, enabling brands to test product designs before mass production to prevent surplus inventory. Customers can vote on favorite product design out of a set. Crowdery then builds a personalized marketplace of their top picks. Top products are opened for pre-order at a discount.
DataRank

Location:

CrunchBase: datarank

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

DataRank is an analytics tool that organizes online conversations about a brand, based on nine dimensions that ultimately help its customers pick out the most meaningful content being shared by the most influential users. DataRank’s goal is to help customers organize conversations about their brand rather than analyze those conversations.
DoorDash

Location:

CrunchBase: doordash

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology

DoorDash delivers food from restaurants in Palo Alto and Mountain View in an average time of 45 minutes.
EasyPost

Location: San Francisco, CA

CrunchBase: easypost

Hacker News: joncalhoun
Status: live

Market: logistics, shipping, and warehousing

EasyPost is a simple shipping API that allows users to buy postage labels, check rates, verify an address, track your shipments, and more. EasyPost works with every major shipping company, including USPS, UPS, and FedEx.
Estimote

Location: Poland (Europe) / California (U.S.)

CrunchBase: estimote

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)

Estimote creates small, wireless sensors that use Bluetooth low energy (BLE) to detect the location of nearby smartphones and communicate with them. The sensors use an API that makes it easy for developers to add micro-location features to mobile apps. Estimote Beacons (‘motes’) run up to two years on a single coin battery and communicate with smartphones located as far as 160 feet (50m).
FanHero

Location:

CrunchBase: fanhero

Hacker News: imkevinxu
Status: live

Market:

FanHero sells branded merchandise on behalf of YouTube content creators. Products inclue posters, t-shirts, iPhone cases, and more.
Floobits

Location: San Francisco, CA

CrunchBase: floobits

Hacker News: ggreer
Status: live

Market: screen-sharing and collaborative real-time editors

Floobits is remote pair programming done right. Floobits enables developers to collaborate on code in real-time using native text editors.
Glio

Location:

CrunchBase: glio

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Glio seeks to be Yelp for Brazil and Latin America. Glio provides crowd-sourced reviews and local listings. With Summer Olympics 2016 being held in Rio De Janeiro, Glio has a major opportunity.
GoComm

Location:

CrunchBase: gocomm

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

GoComm is an app to streamline communication and task management during high-pressure events. GoComm features a passive news feed, easy login, and task assignments. GoComm aims to be a mobile-optimized “Yammer for teams” that need immediate collaboration and action.
Hackermeter

Location:

CrunchBase: hackermeter

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Hackermeter matches developers with companies through code challenge portfolios.
Hum

Location:

CrunchBase:

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Hum is a chat program to replace email. Hum organizes conversation into threads, lets you drop work requests into each others’ feeds, and syncs everything across your devices. Hum is focused on real-time conversation and presence.
Intrafold

Location:

CrunchBase:

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Intrafold is an employee directory that integrates with Google Apps and works on a variety of platforms.
IXI-play

Location:

CrunchBase:

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)

IXI-play is an 8″ tall Android-powered robot with three apps: baby monitor, language learning, and emotion/animal cards.
Kivo

Location: Palo Alto, CA

CrunchBase: kivo

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration

Kivo uses Git to enable PowerPoint users to sync documents and track changes on a per-slide basis. Kivo currently works with PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 on Windows XP and above. Kivo plans to soon support other often-used file formats.
Lob

Location:

CrunchBase: lob

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: printing solutions

Lob is a cloud printing API for developers. Lob automates the printing & mailing of any type of physical collateral like posters, postcards, letters, and more. Simply send a request with the file to be printed. Lob handles printing and shipping.
LocalOn

Location: San Francisco, CA

CrunchBase: localon

Hacker News: shahbano
Status: live

Market:

LocalOn is a full-featured local-centric web marketing platform built specifically for small business.
Lumoid

Location:

CrunchBase: lumoid

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Lumoid is a service that sends you several consumer electronics products to test drive before you make a buying decision. The idea is that gadget review websites are great, but nothing can quite replicate the experience of trying something out for yourself. Users pay a fee of around $10/day to try out a gadget. The amount paid by users goes toward the purchase price if they decide to keep the product. Lumoid is launching with a focus on cameras and plans to expand into other products.
Meta SpaceGlasses

Location: Los Altos Hills, CA

CrunchBase: meta-spaceglasses

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)

Meta is a pair of augmented reality glasses that also detects motion in front of it. Meta is essentially Google Glass meets Microsoft Kinect.
One Month Rails

Location:

CrunchBase: one-month-rails

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

One Month Rails teaches Ruby On Rails in less than a month, using a webbed structure so that you learn to build what you want without learning unnecessary lessons. The goal is to quickly have a functional web app.
Orbs CCG

Location:

CrunchBase: orbs-ccg

Hacker News: jrpt
Status: live

Market: games and game features

Orbs CCG (a product of Jerpix Games) is an online, multiplayer, strategy collectible card game that can also be played asynchronously (like Words with Friends).
Panorama Education

Location: New Haven, CT

CrunchBase: panorama-education

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Panorama Education is a data analytics company for K-12 education. We help school districts, charter networks, and state governments conduct surveys of students, parents, teachers, and staff. Our classroom surveys collect feedback about individual teachers. Our school surveys gather data about the school environment and administrators. Panorama Education believes that stakeholder feedback is a powerful professional development tool and that correctly administered stakeholder surveys make educator evaluation systems more fair and effective.
Prim

Location:

CrunchBase: prim

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: employment resources

Prim is a wash-dry-and-fold laundry service. The service is flat-rate ($25/bag).
RealCrowd

Location:

CrunchBase: realcrowd

Hacker News: jconley
Status: live

Market: real estate infrastructure

RealCrowd is crowdfunding for real estate. The service provides exclusive access to pre-vetted institutional-quality real estate investments typically valued at $10 million dollars or more.
reebee

Location: Kitchener, Canada

CrunchBase: reebee

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

reebee is an electronic alternative to printed flyers for shops and stores.
Regalii

Location: New York, NY

CrunchBase: regalii

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: financial services and payment processing

Regalii is a flat-fee money transfer service that enables immigrants pay for food and bills for family in Latin America via SMS. Regalii is a low-cost alternative to Western Union.
Senic

Location: Menlo Park, CA

CrunchBase: senic

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)

Senic makes a laser rangefinder like those used by contractors and DIY enthusiasts. Senic’s devices, unlike competing products, use Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate with iOS and Android devices, recording measurements instantly and syncing them to the cloud. Senic plans to expand its hardware catalog to include a number of different hardware devices, including micrometers, gauges, and other tools used by engineers and builders.
SimpleLegal

Location: San Francisco, CA

CrunchBase: simplelegal

Hacker News: outericky
Status: live

Market: legal services

SimpleLegal provides an ebilling platform to receive and organize legal bills. SimpleLegal utilizes machine learning and natural language processing to understand invoice line items and decide whether the line items were properly billed.
SoundFocus

Location: Mountain View, CA

CrunchBase: soundfocus

Hacker News: varunsrin
Status: live

Market:

SoundFocus was founded with the goal of building revolutionary audio processing technologies to empower millions of people to hear better in their everyday lives. SoundFocus is an app that allows you to hear music in full fidelity when listening to your iPhone or iPod Touch. SoundFocus works by tuning the audio to your hearing pattern and compensating for the sound frequencies you do not hear well.
SpoonRocket

Location: Berkeley, CA

CrunchBase: spoonrocket

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology

SpoonRocket provides ultra-inexpensive gourmet meals that can be delivered within minutes of ordering. Meals are presently $6 each and available with a vegetarian-only option. Service is currently available in both Berkeley and Emeryville.
Standard Treasury

Location: San Francisco

CrunchBase: standard-treasury

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: financial services and payment processing

Standard Treasury creates financial services API’s that simplify interactions between between banks and small businesses. Its first product is a RESTful API that processes electronic checks (ACH), books transfers, automates account opening/closing, and manages foreign currency quotations.
StatusPage

Location: Mountain View, CA

CrunchBase: statuspage

Hacker News: dannyolinsky
Status: live

Market:

StatusPage hosts off-site status pages that allow companies to report server downtime and site-related issues.
Teleborder

Location: San Francisco, CA

CrunchBase: teleborder

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Teleborder is a complete human resource management system for immigration. We manage the entire “get x person into the country” process on behalf of companies. Teleborder also provides companies with a dashboard to track the status of the process. Teleborder also tracks compliance and expirations for employees currently on a visa, alerting the HR team when a renewal is due.
Toutpost

Location:

CrunchBase: toutpost

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market:

Toutpost is a community for experts and enthusiasts to discuss and discover the best products and brands. Toutpost creates product opinions by comparing two products in a “bout” against each other.
True Link Financial

Location: San Francisco, CA

CrunchBase: true-link-financial

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: financial services and payment processing

True Link provides a prepaid visa credit card that enables you to safeguard your loved one from scams and unwanted charges while still enabling them to have financial independence. True Link Prepaid Visa card works like a regular Visa card. However, it also allows you to prevent purchases at specific stores and types of merchants using a personalized fraud blocker. True Link also has a service that alerts you immediately if any suspicious charges do occur.
Watchsend

Location:

CrunchBase: watchsend

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: mobile-specific platforms and development tools

Watchsend is screen-recording for mobile apps so that developers can understand how their apps are actually used.
Webflow

Location:

CrunchBase: webflow

Hacker News: callmevlad
Status: live

Market: visual design

Webflow is a hosted platform that allows web designers to create responsive websites visually, without writing any code.
Weilos

Location:

CrunchBase: weilos

Hacker News: n/a

Status: live

Market: physical fitness

Weilos helps you get physically fit by connecting you with a coach “like you” who has successfully lost weight. Your coach will teach you the secrets to their success and support you to achieve your own goals.
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