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Y Combinator Companies

This is the most comprehensive and well-researched list anywhere on the Internet of companies funded by Y Combinator. This list includes details of an investment portfolio consisting of more than 700 companies, in over 40 markets, totaling 12 million dollars invested across 19 semi-annual rounds since 2005. This page gets updated almost daily.

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Start-ups frequently change. Among other things, they re-strategize, rename, merge, and get acquired. Some companies wish to remain unknown. This page only lists companies that have launched publicly and/or issued at least one press release. All dollar amounts are unofficial estimates. Please send updates/corrections/omissions to tips@ycuniverse.com.

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YCS14 (Summer 2014)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
47 $940,000 $0
General Description
Aptible

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: aptible
  • Twitter: aptible
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Aptible is a secure, private cloud deployment platform built to automate HIPAA compliance for organizations in the medical and healthcare industries. Aptible manages the entire secure backend for hosting and app delivery: web servers, app servers, databases, load balancers, network security, backups, encryption, permissions, and more.
Backpack

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: backpack
  • Twitter: backpack2014
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Backpack is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects shoppers and travelers to empower consumers to buy overseas products at a discount. Shoppers get access to foreign products by paying travelers coming to their country a fee to purchase and deliver the items. Backpack aggregates items that you can search on the website through Amazon and Ebay, or you can manually enter a link of any product you need with the price. Travelers earn money based on the product size and dimensions.
Bayes Impact

Bayes Impact is a nonprofit that deploys data science teams to work with civic and nonprofit organizations on solving social impact challenges. We leverage the power of the data revolution to positively impact communities. Bayes Impact works on a select number of high-impact high-feasibility projects. We rely on full-time fellows that focus on one project at a time with the support of leading industry and academic mentors, advisors, and volunteers.
Beep

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: beep-2
  • Twitter: beeplife
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Beep connects your speakers to your music over Wi-Fi. Beep uses a small copper dial that can be placed anywhere in your home and works with any speaker system with an aux-in port. With Beep’s technology and open platform, connecting streaming music to every room in your home is beautiful and easy.
Bikanta

  • Location: Newark, CA
  • CrunchBase: bikanta
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Bikanta uses tiny diamonds to find cancer. Bikanta is a revolutionary platform nanotechnology based on nanodiamonds to push the boundaries of current optical imaging methods for medical diagnostics. The potential of nanotechnology in the near-term is to act as tools to study disease. The long-term impact of nanomedicine will be the story of extending surgical control to the cellular level.
BitAccess

  • Location: Ottawa, ON
  • CrunchBase: bitaccess
  • Twitter: BitAccess
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
BitAccess designs, manufactures, and sells ATM-like kiosks that convert fiat money (real-world money) to and from digital currencies like Bitcoin.
BlockScore

BlockScore is an identity verification and anti-fraud solution for online transactions. BlockScore offers an unintrusive experience for consumers and an accurate and cost-effective solution for businesses in every industry from digital currencies to in-person transactions.
Carlypso

Carlypso takes care of selling your used automobile for you. Car sellers get the the money of a private sale with the convenience of a dealer trade-in.
Checkr

  • Location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • CrunchBase: checkr
  • Twitter: checkr_io
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Checkr automates the process of professional background checks through an API and online access.
ClearTax

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: cleartax
  • Twitter: clearTax_in
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
ClearTax is tax preparation software for electronic filing of personal tax returns. ClearTax is specifically designed for e-filing by Indian citizens and processing Form 16 (F-16), which is India’s equivalent of the W-2 tax form used in the United States.
Fixed

Fixed helps you fight parking tickets. Use the Fixed app to take a photo of your ticket and evidence of why it was wrongly issued. Fixed will contest the ticket with your local government. You pay only 25% of the ticket price if your ticket is dismissed. You only pay for the ticket itself if the ticket isn’t dismissed.
Flytenow

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • CrunchBase: flytenow
  • Twitter: flytenow
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Flytenow connects people seeking to fly in private planes with local pilots. The service enables private pilots to share flight expenses with passengers.
Front

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: front
  • Twitter: frontapp
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Front is a service to collaborate, comment, assign, and reply to shared inboxes used by businesses.
Ginkgo Bioworks

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • CrunchBase: ginkgo-bioworks
  • Twitter: Ginkgoo
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: biotechnology
Ginkgo Bioworks is a biotechnology company that engineers organisms and creates designer microbes. Some of its current projects include a project with DARPA to treat antibiotic-resistant germs, using designer microbes to convert CO2 emissions into fuel, and somehow making yeast smell like roses.
Glowing Plant

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: glowing-plant
  • Twitter: glowingplant
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: biotechnology
Glowing Plant creates glowing plants by using synthetic biology and genome compilers software with natural lighting.
Greentoe

Greentoe is a name-your-own-price service for online purchasing. Consumers simply name the price they are willing to pay for an item. Greentoe then automatically checks its network of certified retailers to see who is willing to meet that price, with the first retailer that agrees earning the sale.
Helion Energy

  • Location: Redmond, WA
  • CrunchBase: helion-energy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Helion Energy is developing the Fusion Engine, a near-term and low-cost nuclear solution for clean safe energy. The Fusion Engine’s patented reactor technology is based on award-winning and peer-reviewed research. Recent technology breakthroughs enable clean fusion energy in the near future.
Impraise

  • Location: Los Altos, CA
  • CrunchBase: impraise
  • Twitter: ImpraiseApp
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Impraise is an easy way to share feedback at the workplace. Impraise makes it simple to give and receive actionable, timely feedback from your colleagues. With Impraise, you can easily track and analyze performance in real-time, get motivated to achieve goals, and get rewarded for excellent work.
Kash

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: kash
  • Twitter: withkash
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Kash is a mobile payment company that gets rid of credit cards and middle-men that stand between bank accounts and retailers. Kash uses SecureDebit technology, a direct bank payment method that avoids the credit card network and allows retailers to save 2-5% in transaction processing fees.
Lawn Love

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • CrunchBase: lawn-love
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: _sentient
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Lawn Love makes it easy to find, book, and pay a landscaping or lawncare provider.
ListRunner

Listrunner puts medical patient summaries, updates, and tasks together so teams can get more done with less effort.
LivBlends

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: liv-blends
  • Twitter: LivBlends
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
LivBlends is the Keurig machine for freshly blended beverages. Pods come pre-packaged with fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts – insert a pod into the machine, blend, and you’re ready to go. No need to source, clean, cut, and measure ingredients – nor mess with the clean up. Eating fresh, healthy foods has never been easier.
Local Lift

Local Lift is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform for local small businesses. Our platform helps small businesses raise funds to improve or grow, without making expensive loan payments or giving up equity.
MTailor

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: mtailor
  • Twitter: mtailor
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
MTailor is custom-fitted dress shirts for men that can be ordered with an app. MTailor uses your phone’s camera for the perfect fitting custom shirt.
Naytev

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: naytev
  • Twitter: gonaytev
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Naytev optimizes how content is shared from websites to social media, creating a 30% bump in referral traffic. We use machine learning to surface and discover effective messages in real time, and prioritize those as users share. For example, publishers can share a single article with a half-dozen different headlines and thumbnails. Naytev will analyze and choose the versions that create conversions. Add Naytev to your site in under 2 minutes with a single copy-paste and use our graphical post editor to start creating experiments.
Nightingale

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: nightingale
  • Twitter: ngaleapp
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Nightingale is a mobile app that makes it easier for behavioral therapists to collect and report data.
OneName.io

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: onename
  • Twitter: onenameio
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
OneName makes it easy for anyone to be listed in the directory for Bitcoin. Users pick a Bitcoin username and create a Bitcoin profile. The goal is that every bitcoin user has their own private page for sending and receiving money from other bitcoin users.
Parenthoods

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: parenthoods
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: parenting resources
Parenthoods is a local community where parents relate with each other beyond the highlight reels of smiling kids at birthday parties. This isn’t a place to give updates on how your little ones are doing, or to paint that perfect picture. Its where parents come for real talk. It’s the place to share your wins and misses, and to get advice. There is no perfect parent. And that’s okay.
PersistIQ

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: persistiq
  • Twitter: persistiq
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
PersistIQ provides smart drip campaigns for coordinating and automating outbound sales.
PicnicHealth

PicnicHealth is a subscription-based service that tracks and stores medical records creating a comprehensive health timeline for its users. PicnicHealth makes it easy for you to seamlessly import medical records from your doctors, understand what’s going on with your health, and coordinate care between your providers.
Product Hunt

Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
Quora

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: quora
  • Twitter: Quora
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Quora is a question-and-answer website created, edited, and organized by its community of users.
Rigetti Computing

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • CrunchBase: rigetti-computing
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Rigetti Computing makes commercial quantum computing systems. Rigetti uses Ansys simulation software to rapidly test changes without having to build new circuitry with each iteration. Quantum computers can hypothetically perform certain kinds of operations immeasurably faster than traditional processors. Commonly-cited applications for the technology include simulating chemical reactions at a molecular level in order to create drugs and new materials, more advanced artificial intelligence, and cryptography.
Roost

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Roost enables website visitors to subscribe to websites and get browser-based push notifications. Web developers can add support for push notifications with just a single line of javascript. The Safari web browser already supports push notifications. Chrome and Firefox are expected to support push notifications by late 2014.
Shift Payments

Shift Payments is a payment system to spend digital currencies, virtual currencies, cryptocurrencies, and loyalty points anywhere major payment cards are accepted.
ShipBob

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • CrunchBase: shipbob
  • Twitter: LoveShipBob
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
ShipBob handles all the details of shipping packages for you, from packaging to pick-up. Simply schedule a pickup of your package using a web form or smartphone app and ShipBob does the rest. A Shipbob agent (Ship Captain) will visit your location within 30 minutes of scheduling the pickup, package the items, and mail it via the lowest cost carrier for the selected shipping option. The lowest cost carrier will be used (USPS, FedEx, or UPS) and tracking numbers and delivery confirmation will be provided.
Shout

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: shout-app
  • Twitter: useshout
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Shout is a real-time classifieds app for exchanging anything. Shout handles the entire lifecycle of an exchange between two people. The app verifies the identities of all sellers, handles communication in-app, processes and escrows payments, ties into social identities, and has an internal review system to build a long-term trust profile of sellers. All of these pieces help facilitate trustworthy and efficient person-to-person exchanges.
Sliced Investing

Sliced Investing enables ordinary investors to participate in exclusive pre-vetted hedge funds. Sliced membership is free and allows investing in hedge funds with lower minimum investment amounts.
Theorem

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: shop-theorem
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Theorem is Priceline for anything. Theorem connects buyers with curated local merchants around the world to purchase anything in a Priceline-esque way. Users make offers. Merchants see the data and choose a price. Anyone at or above the price point receives their purchase in the mail. It’s easy and fun when people pay what they want for high quality merchandise.
Think Gaming

Think Gaming is a mobile advertising data co-op. Think Gaming provides an aggregated database detailing volume, cost per install, and install quality for more than 400 publisher ad networks. Our platform lets mobile game developers work together and share advertising data that helps them find the best paying users. Developers with a great game get the same visibility as those with a big budget.
TicketLabs

  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • CrunchBase: ticketlabs
  • Twitter: TicketLabs
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: event planning (real world)
TicketLabs is a social marketing platform intended for use by smaller musical and entertainment venues. The software aims to bring to marketing and selling power of analytics usually only available to managers of larger venues to artists and locations of any size and popularity.
Tiempo

  • Location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • CrunchBase: tiempo-2
  • Twitter: tiempolabs
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Tiempo is a free time-tracking app for iOS, Android, and the web that can be used by individuals and companies to track employee hours to pay them faster. Employees can log in hours and send it to their manager for approval. Approved invoices can be paid in moments and payments arrive in recipients’ bank accounts in less than 3 days.
VizeraLabs

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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VizeraLabs is a smart projection device
that performs accurate projections onto three dimensional physical objects. Vizera’s first application is real-time in-store upholstery projections on actual furniture. Future uses for Vizera may include home decor, vehicles, construction, and healthcare.
WalkSource

WalkSource is a business-to-business network for hoteliers looking to run operations more efficiently and generate more revenue. WalkSource is an online marketplace for trading excess hotel demand. Our tools allow hotels to increase sales and deliver more guests to their property every night. Our customers confidently overbook their properties, exchange lower priced guests for higher priced ones, find good deals for a Walked guest, and complete the entire process within 5 minutes on WalkSource.com. We make the market more efficient, providing hotels with increased revenue and last-minute guests.
Weave.in

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: weave-2
  • Twitter: startweaving
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Weave is a networking app for professionals that helps professionals find others that they would like to meet, through a double opt-in selection process. Weave also include a Tinder-like feature that uses proximity to make it easier for users going to events or part of professional organizations to find each another.
Zen99

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: zen99
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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Zen99 offers software tools to assist freelancers and contractors with certain aspects of business management. Zen99′s online dashboard lets users sign up for health insurance, track earnings and expenses, and calculate how much to set aside for taxes. There’s also a section of online guides and advice.
Zip Phone

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: zipphoneapp
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Zip Phone is a free app for encrypted voice-over-ip phone calls.

YCW14 (Winter 2014)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
59 $1,180,000 $4,720,000
General Description
42

  • Location: New York, NY; Toronto, Canada
  • CrunchBase: 42
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
42 is a big data platform for retailers. 42 provides a web-based platform that analyzes and dissects existing point-of-sale data to provide greater insight into customer profiles, consumer buying patterns, customer loyalty, and personalized consumer marketing. This data equips brands to reach customer segments or individuals with more personalized recommendations.
Abacus

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: abacus-labs
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business human resources
Abacus is a simple, fast way for businesses to reimburse their employees for company expenses. Abacus has re-imagined expense reporting from the ground up if it had been born mobile.
AirHelp

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: airhelp
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
AirHelp helps air passengers get compensation from airlines when their flight has been cancelled, delayed or overbooked.
AirPair

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: airpair
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
AirPair is an extensive network of experts with deep knowledge across many technology stacks and solutions. AirPair accelerates software development by “pairing” experts with engineers in real-time via video and screen sharing – leading to faster development, better software, and reduced costs.
Algolia

  • Location: Menlo Park, CA
  • CrunchBase: algolia
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Algolia is Search as a Service. We enable developers to make their apps or websites smarter with an outstanding search experience. Algolia is designed to champion the mobile experience with instant results, support for typing mistakes, and GPS position awareness.
Ambition

  • Location: Chattanooga, TN
  • CrunchBase: ambition-llc
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Ambition is fantasy football for sales organizations. It’s a productivity tool masquerading as a game that replaces the spreadsheets, whiteboards, and even gongs used today. By gamifying sales, Ambition provides recognition, transparency, and competition while simultaneously encouraging collaboration and team cohesiveness.
AptDeco

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: aptdeco
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
AptDeco is an online marketplace for buying and selling quality preowned furniture. AptDeco offers a complete end-to-end process to bring back the joy of discovering amazing furniture finds again.
Beacon

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: beacon-reader
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Beacon Reader allows readers a way to support and get access to high quality journalism. Beacon’s approach is basically a form of crowdfunding. On Beacon Reader, readers browse through different authors and their projects on the site and if they find one they like, they can buy a subscription. There are different subscription levels starting at $5/month. Beacon already has more than 70 journalists located in 30 countries.
Bellabeat

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: bellabeat
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: parenting resources
Bellabeat enables pregnant moms to experience the joy at listening to their unborn baby’s heartbeat and share their experience with their loved ones through the social media or intimately. The Bellabeat team believes that by giving women a way to autonomously track and share their pregnancy experiences this engaging, comforting and enjoyable at-home experience will become a part of the contemporary prenatal care.
Benchling

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: benchling
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: scientific research tools
Benchling makes it easy to edit, analyze, and collaborate on DNA sequences.
Boostable

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: boostable
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Boostable makes advertising easy and effective for sellers on marketplaces.
Cambly

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: cambly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Cambly provides instant access to native English speakers over video chat. Language partners help you practice conversation skills, pronunciation, and any other English skills you’d like to improve.
Camperoo

  • Location: Houston, TX
  • CrunchBase: camperoo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: parenting resources
Camperoo provides an online marketplace for parents to discover, plan, and book summer camps and activities for their kids. Its marketplace lists camps and activities in various categories, including sports, academics, adventure, arts, teen, special interest, religious, special needs, overnight, sales, online, and birthday parties. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Houston, Texas with locations in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Francisco/Bay Area.
CareMessage

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: caremessage
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: nonprofit organization
CareMessage (previously, Anjna Patient Education) is a Stanford University born nonprofit organization with the mission to improve health literacy and disease self-management for underserved populations. The CareMessage platform enables healthcare organizations to facilitate communication and outreach to promote engagement and better self-care.
CodeCombat

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: codecombat
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education – programming
CodeCombat is an HTML5 game that teaches users how to program. CodeCombat is a game, not a gamified lecture. The player controls their human forces in the battle against the Ogre horde. Players write JavaScript code to control units and tactics. The game assumes no prior computer science knowledge and teaches users the basics of computer programming: logic structures, conditionals, loops, variables, etc. As players advance, they gain experience, face more difficult challenges, and level up.
CodeNow

  • Location: Washington, D.C; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: codenow
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: nonprofit organization
CodeNow is a nonprofit focused on teaching under-represented youth to code. We provide free out-of-school training hosted at local tech companies. CodeNow aims to teach programming basics to high schoolers, particularly girls, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups. CodeNow launched in Washington, D.C. in 2011 and has expanded to New York City and San Francisco.
Cruise

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  • CrunchBase: cruise
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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Cruise is a driverless car system that can be installed to existing vehicles. Cruise is a highway autopilot system that uses sensors and advanced machine vision technology to keep you in your lane and a safe distance from the car in front of you.
Dating Ring

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  • CrunchBase: the-dating-ring
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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The Dating Ring is a group matching site. The concept is to get people meeting one another by matching up users in groups of six and potentially start dating. The service is currently available in New York City and San Francisco.
Eventjoy

  • Location: Tamba, FL
  • CrunchBase: eventjoy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: event planning (real world)
Eventjoy makes events easier to organize and more interactive. Eventjoy is changing how organizers share information at their events, how they engage their attendees, and the attendee experience.
Framed Data

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: framed-data
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Framed Data takes data from businesses and turns it into actionable insights and decisions. We train, optimize, and store productionized models in our cloud and provide predictions through an API, eliminating infrastructure overhead. We provide dashboards and scenario analysis tools that tell you which company levers are driving metrics you care about.
Gbatteries

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  • Status: live
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Gbatteries is a battery management system (BMS) that increases battery capacity and cycle count. BatteryOS is a new way of controlling rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that enables any normal battery to have higher capacity and not degrade over time. Gbatteries also recently launched BatteryBox, a 50Whr backup battery for MacBooks and other gadgets.
Gobble

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: gobble
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
Gobble is an online marketplace for home-cooked food. Local chefs can build a personal online storefront and offer their meals to nearby families and companies.
HoverChat

  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • CrunchBase: hoverchat
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
HoverChat is an Android app focused on making messaging part of a multi-tasking experience by allow users to send/receive messages without leaving other apps.
Immunity Project

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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: nonprofit organization
Immunity Project is a revolutionary vaccine platform being developed by scientists and entrepreneurs at Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. This vaccination approach relies on people medically identified as “controllers.” Controllers are statistically rare individuals whose immune systems can target the biological markers of a specific virus, forcing the virus into a dormant state. Immunity Project’s first vaccine transforms everybody that uses it into an HIV controller.
Kimono

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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Kimono is a smarter web scraper that enables you to API-ify the web. Kimono makes it easier to access data from the unstructured web with a point-and-click tool that can extract information from webpages that don’t have an API. For non-developers, Kimono plans to eventually allow anyone to track data without needing to understand APIs at all.
MadeSolid

  • Location: Emeryville, CA
  • CrunchBase: madesolid
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
MadeSolid makes high-quality materials (consumables) for 3D printers. MadeSolid makes materials for use in the two most popular types of 3D printers: FDM printers (like MakerBot) and SLA printers (like Form1). MadeSolid makes a material referred to as “PET+”, similar to ABS and PLA used in MakerBot-type printers.
Memebox

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: memebox
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Memebox curates the most trusted and popular Korean beauty products at everyday prices. It offers consumers the flexibility to choose by steering away from traditional subscription-based programs offered by most other sampling services. Customers can order from Memebox only when and as often as they want. In addition to its box series, Memeshop carries full-sized products featured in previous Memeboxes.
Move Loot

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: move-loot
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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Move Loot is a convenient and economical way to buy and sell used furniture online. We pick up furniture from sellers’ homes, clean and store it in their warehouse, and then provide a seamless retail experience for buyers.
Next Caller

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: next-caller
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business communication infrastructure
Next Caller is advanced caller ID for businesses. We reduce cost and duration of customer service calls by sending caller profile data directly to answering agents. Next Caller’s API is already native with many business VoIP providers and customer service platforms.
Noora Health

  • Location: Stanford, CA
  • CrunchBase: noora-health
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: nonprofit organization
Noora Health is a non-profit with a hospital education platform for patients and their family to teach them the skills needed to recover from a major medical event or manage chronic conditions.
One Degree

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  • Status: live
  • Market: nonprofit organization
One Degree is a highly-curated search engine for social services. One Degree helps low-income families find service providers like affordable housing and job training. One Degree is effectively a Yelp for social services.
OpenCurriculum

OpenCurriculum is an online platform for teachers to create, access, and share K-12 lesson plans and learning materials.
Orankl

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: orankl
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Orankl helps businesses sell more through smart email marketing and product reviews. Reviews are an important trust indicator and a channel to engage and understand customers. Our purpose is to help businesses extract the most value from it, as easily as possible.
PiinPoint

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: real estate infrastructure
Piinpoint helps businesses find the best locations for expansion. PiinPoint is location analytics for business.
Povio

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: povio
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
Povio is a new kind of photo sharing app that makes it easier and more comfortable to start a conversion or, for example, start flirting. With Povio, your friends are the ones who ask you for your photo and the reason and joy to share it with them is created right there and then!
PushBullet

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: n/a
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
PushBullet enables users to synchronize notifications and data across multiple devices.
RickShaw

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: logistics, shipping, and warehousing
Rickshaw is a same-day local delivery platform that makes it simple for businesses to provide fast, dependable, high-touch deliveries to their customers. We use smart algorithms and savvy mobile apps for dispatch, routing, and tracking to ensure a high success rate and happy customers.
Rocketrip

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: rocketrip
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business human resources
Rocketrip provides an incentive based platform to businesses which significantly reduces T&E (travel and entertainment) costs by aligning employee interests with company policy.
sendwithus

  • Location: Victoria, BC, CAN; San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: sendwithus
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
sendwithus is a tool for online marketers who need control and insight into the transactional email they send. Our goal is to help businesses send better email by employing a simple email content management platform. sendwithus integrates with existing email service providers like SendGrid, Mandrill, and Mailgun. Our platform provides insight into how customers engage with email, how individual emails perform, and then makes those analytics actionable through A/B testing.
Shoobs

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: event planning (real world)
Shoobs is an online ticketing website that provides events with features similar to a Facebook fan page. Events listed on Shoob can have pictures, audio, video, comments, and more.
SketchDeck

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: sketchdeck
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
SketchDesk converts sketches, notes, etc into a custom made designer slideshow. Customers either upload or email their draft slide deck to the site and within 24 hours receive the professionally designed version.
StackLead

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  • Status: live
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StackLead provides customer intelligence as a service. It automatically delivers the research you need to understand new signups. We crawl the web and gather all the pieces of intelligence required to prioritize a new lead and their business.
Style Lend

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  • CrunchBase: style-lend
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Style Lend (formerly Stylend) is a localized peer to peer community marketplace where women can list and rent their high-end clothing items for a fraction of the original retail price.
SuperHost

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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
SuperHost is a a property management service for Airbnb hosts.
Taplytics

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: taplytics
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: mobile-specific platforms and development tools
Taplytics makes native mobile A/B testing a breeze. With one line SDK integration, instantly get live updates to your users, no app store approvals, and real time analytics.
TerrAvion

  • Location: Livermore, CA
  • CrunchBase: terravion
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: agriculture and farming
TerrAvion provides high revisit rate aerial imagery for agriculture. Our “Overview” service offering focuses on high value crops in California like grapes and almonds. Overview is differentiated by an overnight data turn-around, a thermal band, a very high (weekly) revisit rate, and web delivery of data. Our data can be used by agronomic analysts to optimize irrigation, efficiently scout large areas for disease or other problems, and to support planning of harvest and other major interventions.
Threadable

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  • Status: live
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Threadable is smart mailing lists for teams. Threadable improves group communication within teams by making emails more actionable. Threadable enables users quickly mute message threads and turn threads into tasks.
TradeBlock

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  • Status: live
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TradeBlock is data and analysis about digital currency. TradeBlock’s digital currency tools and research are used by hundreds of thousands of traders and enthusiasts around the globe.
TrueVault

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: truevault
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
TrueVault is a HIPAA compliant database as a service. Healthcare applications use TrueVault to store protected health information (PHI). TrueVault provides all client-side and server-side functionalities required by HIPAA, and works just like any other API service. Typical integration takes days and saves months of development time.
Two Tap

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: two-tap
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Two Tap’s mission is to make ordering products as simple as just confirming where you want a product delivered and how you want to pay for it.
Unbabel

  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • CrunchBase: unbabel
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Unbabel offers an online translation service that combines artificial intelligence with crowd post editing to provide seamless translation.
Vidpresso

  • Location: Walnut, CA
  • CrunchBase: vidpresso
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Vidpresso is a simple way for broadcasters, event producers and podcasters to use social media in their live productions. It’s designed to give the producer full control and confidence in using social media in their productions. Vidpresso allows users to broadcast content from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Weave

  • Location: Pleasant Grove, UT
  • CrunchBase: weave
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Weave is better software for dental practices that also syncs with dental software.
Whirlscape

  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • CrunchBase: minuum
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: user interfaces
Whirlscape makes Minuum, a tiny, one-dimensional keyboard that frees up screen space while allowing fast, accurate typing. Minuum uses a specialized auto-correction algorithm for imprecise typing, even if you miss every single letter.
Wit.AI

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: wit-ai
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: user interfaces
Wit.AI enables developers to easily build a Siri-like speech interface for their app or device. Wit.AI is an API that turns speech into actionable data, effectively Twilio for natural language.
Zesty

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: zestyapp
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
Zesty is a healthy takeout and delivery app. Zesty empowers people to order healthy food from a curated set local restaurants, displaying nutrition facts and beautiful photos for every dish. Zesty enforces special cooking instructions (e.g. no MSG or added sugar, minimal salt and oil). All dishes are categorized so they can filter for low carb, gluten free, paleo and many more options.
Zidisha

  • Location: Sterling, VA
  • CrunchBase: zidisha
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: nonprofit organization
Zidisha is the only peer-to-peer lending service to connect individual lenders directly with microfinance borrowers in low-income countries.
Zinc

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • CrunchBase: zinc-save
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Zinc makes Zinc Save, a service that makes it easy to save money when buying online. Our Chrome extension adds a button at the end of checkout on retail sites. Simply use the “Order with Zinc” button to find discounts and purchase with guaranteed savings.
ZowPow

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: zowpow
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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ZowPow Toys enables you to play your favorite mobile games with plush toy characters.

YCS13 (Summer 2013)

View YCS13 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
47 $940,000 $3,760,000
General Description
7 Cups of Tea

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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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

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  • Status: live
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Asseta is a marketplace for used manufacturing/industrial equipment.
BloomThat

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: bloomthat
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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.
Bop.fm

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: bop-fm
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
bop.fm is a music technology company that creates a home for every song on the internet. We aggregate multiple music services (Spotify, Rdio, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Deezer, etc.) into one interface. Users can then search for any song, play it using any service, and share/discover with any friend (even if they use a different service than you). bop.fm powers this same aggregation and service-agnostic music playback for Rap Genius, as well as music content publishers, messaging clients, social networks, artists/labels, and other partners.
Butter Systems

  • Location: Los Altos, CA
  • CrunchBase: butter-systems
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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.
Buttercoin

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: buttercoin
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Buttercoin is an open source, high-volume digital trading engine used to arrange Bitcoin trades in an order book. Buttercoin provides a white-labeled platform for creating Bitcoin remittance markets.
Casetext

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: casetext
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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

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  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by pinterest (acqui-hire)
  • Market: employment resources
Hackermeter matches developers with companies through code challenge portfolios.
Hum

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  • Status: live
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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

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

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  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education – programming
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:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education
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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: employment resources
Prim is a wash-dry-and-fold laundry service. The service is flat-rate ($25/bag).
RealCrowd

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: realcrowd
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business human resources
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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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
  • Twitter: n/a
  • 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

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  • 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.

YCW13 (Winter 2013)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
37 $740,000 $2,960,000
General Description
Airware

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; renamed from Unmanned Innovations
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Airware has a unique approach to the expanding world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). We develosp enterprise solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones). Airware solutions encompass autopilot hardware and flexible software architectures that allow our customers to tailor UAVs to any application. Airware also makes an API for developers that abstracts communicating with drone hardware and communications interface.
BackerKit

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
BackerKit is crowdfunding that enables makers to provide backers the service they deserve, so makers can focus on making something backers will love.
Backlift

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
Backlift allows front end developers to build rich websites. Backlift allows you to deploy a new website using your Dropbox and the Web. When you change your Dropbox files, your website will automatically refresh.
BitNami

  • Location: Alameda, CA; Spain
  • CrunchBase: bitnami
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
BitNami is an app store for server software. BitNami provides free, ready-to-run installers, virtual appliances and cloud templates for popular open source applications to users around the world. BitNami’s commercial offering, BitNami Cloud Hosting, simplifies the process of deploying and managing open source and other applications on the cloud.
BuildZoom

  • Location: Scottsdale, AZ
  • CrunchBase: buildzoom
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: home improvement
BuildZoom offers a better way to remodel your home. The company helps people find and hire the best contractors to make sure their remodeling project is completed properly. On BuildZoom, homeowners can research contractors, browse through completed project photos, and get answers to questions about home improvement from a community of experts.
CircuitLab

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: circuitlab
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: electronics design
Circuit Lab is making it easier for engineers, students, and hobbyists to design, analyze, build, and share circuits. We’re building the electronics design software to help bring products from concept to reality faster and easier – and perhaps even make the process more fun.
Coin

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: coin
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Coin is a connected device that contains all your credit, debit, gift, loyalty and membership cards in one place. Instead of carrying all those cards in your wallet just carry your Coin. Coin works anywhere those cards are accepted.
CrowdMed

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
CrowdMed is revolutionizing healthcare by harnessing ‘the wisdom of crowds’ to help solve even the world’s most difficult medical cases quickly and accurately online.

After 4 years of development and refinement, CrowdMed’s patented prediction market technology can suggest diagnoses to real-world medical cases that have stumped doctors for years. Instead of relying on individual physicians, CrowdMed harnesses the collective intelligence of hundreds of Medical Detectives (MD’s) to produce astonishingly accurate diagnostic suggestions in just hours.

Errplane

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: errplane
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Errplane is a service that instruments and monitors your application’s performance, custom metrics, and exceptions. By including the Errplane library, you’ll automatically get details on the performance of your application and be able to configure alerts for email, SMS, chatroom, or web hook. Further, you can configure monitors to ensure that your site and API are up and responding, background workers are running, and jobs are being processed in a timely manner.
Fivetran

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: georgewfraser
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Fivetran provides data analysis for companies. Drag and drop multiple Excel spreadsheet or CSV files into your project and get working in seconds. Hook Fivetran directly into your database and do in-database analytics with the spreadsheet formulas you already know. We’ve also got you covered with our library of built in data sets like climate and market data.
Fivetran is built on state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure. All data is encrypted on secure servers. Each user is individually protected in a high-security process.
FlightCar

  • Location: Cincinatti, OH
  • CrunchBase: flightcar
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
FlightCar lets people parking at the airport rent their vehicles out to other travelers. Every rental is insured up to $1 million, and every renter is pre-screened.
Goldbely

  • Location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • CrunchBase: goldbely
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
Goldbely is an online marketplace where users can discover America’s most regionally famous and unique gourmet food & gifts. All of the products feature are hand-selected by our team of food explorers.
Heap

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  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Heap automatically captures every user action in your web app and lets you measure it all. Clicks, form submissions, page views, and more. Track events and segment users instantly. No pushing code. No waiting for data to trickle in.
Lawdingo

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: lawdingo-2
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: legal services
Lawdingo connects people with attorneys for legal consultations over the internet. People can find, book, and meet a lawyer without any of the real-world hassles like talking to a secretary, driving to a law office or paying a retainer. Lawyers gain access to a much larger legal market than their local community and are afforded the flexibility to talk to new clients on their own schedule.
Lollipuff

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  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Lollipuff is an auction site that fully authenticates any designer clothing and accessories it sells. Lollipuff prevents buyers from purchasing counterfeit goods by using a combination of human expert authenticators along with a patent-pending process to ensure that the goods on the site are real. All the items sold are either lightly used or brand new.
Medisas

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  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
Medisas is a software-as-a-service company that seeks to replace the error-prone printed medical charts and other patient information that doctors transfer to each other between shifts. Medisas is optimized for tablet computers and smartphones.
Meldium

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  • Status: live
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Meldium has the mission to make it simple and safe for companies and teams of all sizes to use modern web applications.
Meldium automates away the tedious, error-prone, and insecure parts of account management so you can do more work with less IT.
Microryza

  • Location: Seattle
  • CrunchBase: microryza
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  • Status: live
  • Market: scientific research tools
Microryza is a crowdfunding platform for science and academic research.
Padlet

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  • Status: live
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Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. Think of it like a multimedia friendly, free-form, real-time wiki.
PayTango

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  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
PayTango makes biometric identification systems. PayTango’s initial product is a device that replaces credit cards with a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner works with merchants’ existing point-of-sale terminals and software.
Posmetrics

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  • Status: live
  • Market: surveys and forms
Posmetrics provides a turnkey service for collecting customer surveys on an iPad. Posmetrics allows you to collect feedback from over 15% of your customers, a fraction not even remotely achievable with other methods. Customers have fun giving feedback on an iPad With Posmetrics and surveys are a positive experience. Customers can give feedback in just 5 touches, while the experience is still fresh in their minds. Instant follow-up Posmetrics lets you instantly send follow up emails to your most- and least-satisfied customers, allowing you to increase reviews on Yelp or TripAdvisor, collect more “likes” on Facebook, or simply reach out to more of your customers.
Prizeo

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  • Status: live
  • Market: charity and philanthropy
Prizeo raises funds for charities by working with top celebrities and social media.
Screenhero

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: screenhero
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: screen-sharing and collaborative real-time editors
Screenhero provides real-time collaboration web tools. The team previously worked on iTeleport, a remote desktop app for iOS and Mac.
Semantics3

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  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Semantics3 has the aim of making structured data from across the web easily accessible to all. We specialize in crawling, curating and merging data at scale from a variety of sources. This data is indexed along several dimensions and made available for developers to harness and innovate upon by means of an API. Currently, our primary offering is our Products Data API. With this API, developers can build sophisticated models to track prices across a wide variety of products, easily build shopping comparison engines, enrich e-commerce stores with rich metadata and more. Currently our Products database has more than 20 million products listed and is growing by 5 million products per month.
SimplyInsured

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
SimplyInsured allows you to estimate your real Out-of-Pocket costs when purchasing health insurance. We turn the 100+ costs/benefits in health insurance into one, simple, easy-to-compare price.
Strikingly

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  • Status: live
  • Market: mobile-specific platforms and development tools
Strikingly is the easiest way to create beautiful one page mobile-optimized websites. Strikingly provides responsive templates, an easy-to-use editor, and all the tools you need for SEO, social, and analytics.
StyleUp

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  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
StyleUp is a daily personal fashion recommendation service for women that takes into account your location (i.e. weather) and personal style to give you stylized outfit suggestions each day.
Swapbox

  • Location: San Francisco, CA; Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: swapbox
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: logistics, shipping, and warehousing
Swapbox is a startup based in San Francisco, founded by a team with work experience from Google, Microsoft, and Zynga. With Swapbox you no longer have to worry about missing deliveries. Use your Swapbox shipping address and your packages will be waiting for you at our nearest location. Swapbox is currently available on Stanford Campus in Palo Alto and in San Francisco.
Swish

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  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Swish is a crowdfunded marketplace for new and not yet made products from creators around the world. We run 30-day pre-order campaigns for products submitted by their designers. By placing a pre-order, you get to be one of the first people to own a new product, with the confidence and security of a money back guarantee of delivery.
Teespring

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  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Teespring allows people to crowdfund awesome custom apparel with no up-front cost and no risk. Create a design, choose a sales goal, and launch a campaign (e.g. www.teespring.com/botswana ). Once the goal is reached, Teespring handles the production, fulfillment, and sends the organizer a check for the profit.
Terascore

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  • Status: live
  • Market: education
Terascore develops an educational tool for teachers to create, administer, and manage tests entirely online. Scores and results are available immediately. Teachers get instant analytics on question quality, difficulty, student performance. Any questions created can be stored in a question bank for reuse.
Terascore aims to move all tests online and in doing so make learning more effective and teachers more efficient. The results are shortening the feedback loop for learning and are better for teachers and students.

Terascore makes creating tests radically easier, as it has a WYSIWYG browser-based test authoring tool. Terascore allows teachers to easily integrate images, links, videos, and math equations into tests to make them more fun, engaging, and relevant.

Thalmic Labs

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  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Thalmic Labs is developing exciting new technologies in the area of human-computer interaction: Technologies which bridge the gap between man and machine, enabling us to accomplish new feats, enhance our abilities, and explore new possibilities.
Watsi

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  • CrunchBase: watsi
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: chaseadam17
  • Status: live
  • Market: nonprofit organization
Watsi is an online peer-to-peer crowdfunding platform that allows users to fund life-changing medical treatments for underserved people in developing countries. Watsi is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
WeFunder

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  • CrunchBase: wefunder
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
WeFunder is crowdfunding that enables anyone to invest in quality startups. WeFunder’s potential is made possible by the recently-passed JOBS Act.
Wevorce

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  • Status: live
  • Market: legal services
Wevorce uses software to help couples go through divorce in an amicable way.
Zaranga

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  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Zaranga is the only price discovery based vacation rental marketplace focused on professionally managed properties in destinations around metros.
Zenefits

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  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
Zenefits finds and manages employee benefits for businesses. Get quotes for medical, vision, dental, and 401k. Transportation and cell phone benefits are coming soon. Zenefits sets up payroll deductions and manages recurring human resource work. Zenefits already integrates with ADP, Intuit, and Zen Payroll.

YCS12 (Summer 2012)

View YCS12 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
76 $1,520,000 $11,400,000
General Description
9Gag

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  • Status: live
  • Market: memes and jokes
9GAG aggregates memes and jokes from around the web. 9gag lets you create your fun collection effortlessly. It’s the best place where fun creators and bored people meet. Unlike ordinary fun sites which are full of disturbing ads, 9GAG aims at spreading happiness to the world in an elegant way.
Airbrite

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  • Status: pivot and rename to Celery trycelery.com
  • Market:
Airbrite is ecommerce software for tablets. Airbrite makes software designed to replace inflexible legacy software on ecommerce stores.
Amicus

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: amicus
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: charity and philanthropy
Amicus is a volunteer recruiting platform for non-profits. Amicus empowers cause-driven organizations to leverage the social networks of their supporters, raise more money, attract more members, and win more votes.
Authy

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  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
Authy makes it easy to add optional two factor authentication to your application. You just add some API calls to your app and your users will be able to use their phones as a second layer of authentication. Two factor authentication means you need something extra besides just a password to access a site or service: something you have, something you know, or something you are. Something you have could be a security card or a dongle.
BigCalc

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  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
BigCalc makes software that financial firms can rely on to help them make fast, algorithmically-driven trading decisions. The BigCalc platform for financial modeling scales to enormous datasets, and does simulations that typically take 22 hours in 24 minutes.
Boosted Boards

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  • CrunchBase: boosted-boards
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Boosted Boards is developing the world’s lightest electric vehicle. We launched on Kickstarter and we’re now taking preorders on Boostedboards.com.
BufferBox

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: bufferbox
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google
  • Market: logistics, shipping, and warehousing
BufferBox has developed an automated, self-serve kiosk to eliminate the frustrations and hassle involved with failed parcel deliveries. BufferBox has successfully deployed our first kiosk that allows for 24/7 pick-up of parcels at a convenient location.
Canopy Labs

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  • Status: live
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Canopy Labs helps mid-sized businesses prioritize their sales leads and identify high-value customers by providing a self-serve product that is actionable and quick.
Celery

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: celery
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Celery is the easiest way to accept credit cards now and charge when you’re ready. Our founding team previously built e-commerce and mobile experiences for LinkedIn, Groupon, and Foursquare. We believe every maker has the potential to turn a dream into a business; we know pre-orders play a crucial role in funding those innovations; and we believe the future depends on the creation of these innovative companies.
Circular

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  • Status: live; rename to Tendenci
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Circular offers an infinitely scrolling feed of content based on people you follow and topics that interest you.
Clever

  • Location: San Carlos, CA
  • CrunchBase: clever
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education
Clever builds educational applications that just work. School integration doesn’t have to be painful. Use Clever to get real-time student data. Our mission is to make powerful educational software easy to build and easy to deploy.
Coco Controller

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  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Coco Controller is a Kickstarter project that adds directional controls and game buttons to almost any phone, including the Galaxy SIII, iPhone, and most standard Android handsets. Created by Harvard drop-outs Connor Zwick and Colton Gyulay, the project aims to be a usable, useful addition to the mobile gamer’s arsenal. Coco Controller is made by Milkshake Labs.
Coinbase

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  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Coinbase is a bitcoin-based money transfer services that enables people to send and receive money, instantly and securely, anywhere in the world.
Collections.me

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Collections.me is a file manager connected to the cloud. Collections.me is super fast and always available whether you’re online or offline.
Data Nitro

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  • Status: live
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Data Nitro enables you to to use the popular programming language Python in Microsoft Excel. The plugin is free for individual non-commercial and enterprises will pay for the privilege. So far it’s only available for the Excel 2007 and 2010 for Windows. The company has no plans to support OSX.
Double Robotics

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  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Double is the simplest, most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there. The minimalist design and intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to freely move around without inconveniencing others. Double arrives fully functional as soon as you open the box – just insert your iPad.
Dreamforge

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Dreamforge is simple modeling software for 3D printing. Dreamforge has made 3D modeling software that can be used by average consumers to create things like toys. Most existing 3D modeling software right now has lots of bells and whistles that only experts know how to navigate, but Dreamforge has a streamlined user interface that can be used by anyone.
Easel

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  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: acquired by GitHub
  • Market: visual design
Easel is an in-browser, high-fidelity web design tool that lets you mockup, share and implement your ideas with ease.
Eligible

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  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
Eligible has built an API for healthcare eligibility queries that lets doctors process queries in real-time. Before doctors do procedures, they need to check with the insurance company to make sure that a potential patient is actually eligible for the procedure. Eligible has created a software system to speed that up significantly.
Filepicker.io

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Filepicker.io builds tools that make it easier for developers to integrate access to cloud services within their applications, including mobile apps on iOS and Android. With the new Filepicker.io Mobile Library, developers can quickly add integrations which let their apps connect to popular services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Facebook, Flickr, Evernote, and more.
FlightFox

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: flightfox
  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Flightfox is a platform for crowd-sourced (or human-powered) flight search. Registered flight experts, from all over the world, compete to find you the best flights. First, you start a contest by providing your trip details and committing a finder’s fee. Then, flight experts compete to find you the best flights and cheapest deals. Lastly, you chose a winner, follow their booking instructions, and fly for less.
Fullstack Academy

  • Location: New York, NY
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education – programming
Fullstack Academy offers immersive, full-time courses in web development. Fullstack Academy’s JavaScript centered curriculum teaches you the latest technologies on the web such as Node.js, Angular.js, and MongoDB. After completing the course, you’ll be ready for top software engineering jobs at startups and tech firms.
FundersClub

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  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
FundersClub is a web service that gives investors unprecedented access to investment opportunities and the tools to review and invest online with ease and speed. By facilitating investment with industry standard fund vehicles that have been used offline for decades, paired with a web-based screening, payments, and legal documents handling system, FundersClub is able to pool checks from many investors to make aggregated investments on behalf of individuals and institutions that were previously inaccessible to them.
GetGoing

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: getgoing-inc
  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
GetGoing’s aim is to take the agony out of booking super cheap vacation travel by offering deep discounts on flights and hotels with fully transparent itineraries.
Grid

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  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Grid is a spreadsheet app for tablets. Grid’s goal is to reinvent the spreadsheet around touch, utilizing all the tools and sensors available on mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad, and the way normal people (as opposed to Excel power users) actually use them.
HD Trade Services

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: hd-trade-services
  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: logistics, shipping, and warehousing
HD Trade Services builds products that aim to simplify company operations. HD Trade Services has developed a suite of software for logistics services providers, delivered via portable-friendly tablet and smartphone apps, which lets them track the arrival and departure of products in warehouses to make sure that things are going where they are supposed to, and that products are what their suppliers say they are. Using data entry, the company tracks inventory management, and the location of the products for selling on to trading partners.
Healthy Labs

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • CrunchBase: healthy-labs
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
Healthy Labs builds networks to connect patients so they can learn from each other. Its first project, Crohnology, is effectively a social network for people with Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) to share connect, share treatment tips, experiences, and learn.
HiMom

  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • CrunchBase: himom
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
HiMom lets you stay in touch with your parents. Share precious moments in digital and physical postcards.
Hipset

  • Location:
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
Hipset is a music discovery site that integrates with Tracks.by . On Hipset, once you login with Facebook, you get a single Pinterest-style grid view of all the recent posts by all the musicians you Like. You can sort Hipset by content type, like concert footage and studio performances, plus you can view dedicated pages for any artist.
Hiptype

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
Hiptype brings analytics and targeted advertising capabilities to the most popular eBook platforms, where these powerful features have never before been possible.
Hubchilla

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
Hubchilla is Airtime for SMS. Hubchilla pairs up users to text each other based on interest, gender, and location. Where other services such as Airtime and ChatRoulette demand that both people be online and ready to talk at the same time, texting allows for asynchronous communication.
imgfave

  • Location:
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  • Status: live
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
imgfave is a fun image sharing community. Explore amazing art and photography and share your own visual inspirations.
Instacart

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: instacart
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: apoorvamehta
  • Status: live
  • Market: logistics, shipping, and warehousing
Instacart is like an Amazon.com with a 1 hour delivery. Currently focusing on basics and groceries, the company is looking to expand to other verticals very soon.
Kamcord

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
Kamcord creates an iOS SDK for game developers that allows users to record and share their awesome gameplays without having to leave their games.
Keychain Logistics

  • Location:
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: logistics, shipping, and warehousing
Keychain Logistics directly connects truckers with shippers. Trucking is an extremely fragmented marketplace. Brokers connect shippers with truckers, but they don’t know where the trucks actually are. Truckers are also fragmented and dispersed throughout the country through mom-and-pop shops. It can be hard to find a shipment, especially on a return trip. Keychain Logistics knows where the truckers are and says that one in every 500 trucks are already on the platform.
Kippt

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
Kippt makes it easy to save and share interesting things you find on the web.
Knowmia

  • Location:
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education
Knowmia is a new educational platform from the co-founder of Flip Video. Teachers use the site to both find and post video lessons. The software curates video lessons from around the world, and the company also plans to launch “mini courses” of videos curated by teachers. It currently has 7,000 lessons from 900 teachers.
LeanMarket

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: leanmarket
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
LeanMarket is a real-time advertising platform that discovers the highest performing placements of advertising so that users can build an ideal campaign based off in-depth reporting.
Light Table

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: ibdknox
  • Status: live
  • Market: programming tools
Light Table is a new type of integrated development environment. Light Table is based on a very simple idea: we need a real work surface to code on, not just an editor and a project explorer. We need to be able to move things around, keep clutter down, and bring information to the foreground in the places we need it most.
MakeGamesWithUs

  • Location:
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education – programming
MakeGamesWithUs is an iOS game publishing company with a twist: its focus is on helping high school and college students to build games. MakeGamesWithUs us will take the kids’ creations, provide professional graphics and art, and publish them in the App Store. The kids will own the code, and the company will own the graphics and take a cut of the sales. The company already has a few games built by students available, including Elemental Fury.
Makr.io

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: makr-io
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: memes and jokes
Makr.io is a “collaborative Web remixing tool” where users try to one-up each other by posting funny captions on pictures, a la lolcats. Makr.io is a Diaspora project.
Markupwand

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Markupwand, a product of Goyaka, Inc., magically converts Photoshop designs to beautiful HTML and CSS .
Mattermark

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: mattermark
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Mattermark is a data platform for VCs with hopes of becoming the go-to software for firms to use when quantifying signals of growing and potentially lucrative startups. The software allows VCs to access data from Twitter, news sites, SEC filings, LinkedIn, AngelList, CrunchBase, and the company’s own proprietary Startup Index in order to spot potential opportunities and track existing startups.
MicroEval

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: microeval
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
MicroEval helps you create modern, helpful performance reviews. MicroEval offers a new approach to performance reviews: instead of having a single review every six or 12 months, break it up into quick bits of feedback that can be collected every week or so.
Mth Sense

  • Location: Belmond, CA
  • CrunchBase: mth-sense
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Mth Sense focuses on finding solutions to “blind’ ads. Mth Sense offers its users an audience library to target certain demographics and psychographics. Mth Sense looks at consumers’ app usage data to create a profile of their demographics and interests.
MyVR

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
MyVR is online marketing software that allows vacation rental owners and operators to manage all of their vacation rental marketing in one place. MyVR is the complete marketing solution for your vacation rental home.
NewsBlur

  • Location:
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: news, reading, and publishing
NewsBlur is a social news reader built for people who want to enjoy reading the news. NewsBlur is a great place to read the best stories from your friends and favorite blogs.
Noodle Labs

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
Noodle Labs makes EveryDay.me, which is “EverNote for your life”. Everyday.me is a mobile and web-based notebook, with bells and whistles, which allows you to record your life and save those updates indefinitely. It’s a bit like Facebook Timeline, were it plugged into all of your social networks and were it customized to be a personal journal.
Parallel Universe

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: parallel-universe
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
Parallel Universe makes middleware for real-time applications in the MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online), military and LBS (Location-Based Services) markets. Our products include SpaceBase, a real-time spatial database, and a high-performance in-memory data-grid.
Perfect Audience

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: perfect-audience
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Perfect Audience is a retargeting platform that lets businesses bring back lost customers and get more sales effortlessly. Perfect Audience also aims to make Facebook Exchange campaigns accessible to a broad range of startups, small ad agencies, and other advertisers.
Plivo

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: plivo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business communication infrastructure
Plivo is a cloud-based API platform for building Voice and SMS enabled applications.
Profig

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business communication infrastructure
Profig provides transcriptions, call tracking, voice broadcasting, CRM integration, and other custom features to businesses. Its service is geared toward companies and individuals looking for a professional phone solution without the cost and hassle of using legacy hardware and software solutions.
QuicklyChat

  • Location:
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  • Status: live
  • Market:
QuicklyChat is a quick way for coworkers to video chat with each other when they’re working remotely. The biggest difference between QuicklyChat and conventional video communication is that QuicklyChat auto-answers incoming calls when the recipient is available. Incoming connections are displayed in an unobtrusive notification window, so you can keep working if you’re in the middle of an important thought, without having to think about how to respond to an incoming call.
Rainforest QA

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: rainforest
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Rainforest QA allows one to create tests for a website in plain English, then run them across all major browsers with a single click. Powered by human intelligence.
ReelSurfer

  • Location: Menlo Park
  • CrunchBase: reelsurfer
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
ReelSurfer lets anyone clip and share any video from any website. The vision is to build the most valuable content network on the planet – created by personal libraries of short, relevant videos that are saved, watched and shared with friends.
Refer.ly

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: refer-ly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Referly is an Online Referral System for Your Social Network. Referly tracks the links you share, and rewards you for your friends’ actions. When you share your favorite products and services, you build a reputation as the “go-to guru” for the things you love, and get rewards for generating purchases.
RegistryLove

  • Location: Cupertino, CA
  • CrunchBase: registrylove
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
RegistryLove is the first wedding registry to co-operate with independent retailers & big box stores. RegistryLove lets you register products and services from anywhere & consolidate them all onto ONE registry. From traditional department store items, to local gems you wouldn’t find anywhere else, to your dream honeymoon & activities, RegistryLove is a service tailored to you.
Scoutzie

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: scoutzie
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Scoutzie.com is a curated marketplace for design. We connect top designers from around the world with customers seeking professional design services.
Smartasset

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
SmartAsset provides answers to your important financial questions. We recommend specific strategies and illustrate all of your options, so you can make smarter decisions.
Soylent

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: soylent-corporation
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food products
Soylent is a drink designed as a meal-replacement product. Soylent contains an assortment of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and dozens of other vitamins deemed medically necessary for a person to live by the Institute of Medicine. Soylent also has a custom recipe that’s been designed through testing process. Soylent is a product of Rosa Labs.
SpinPunch

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: spinpunch
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
SpinPunch makes high performance browser games to rival PC and console titles. Our first creation is Mars Frontier- a massively multi-player real time strategy game built in HTML5.
Sponsorfied

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: sponsorfied
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Sponsorfied is an online marketplace for sponsorships that connects brands with relevant sponsorship opportunities with the click of a button.
Statwing

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: statwing
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Statwing creates web-based statistical analysis software that speaks in plain english instead of arcane stats jargon. Statwing comes with visualization, a summary sentence, and plain English translation.
StudyEdge

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education
StudyEdge creates content including chapter review videos, concept videos, and practice problems, then delivers it through Facebook and mobile apps. Students can also help each other, with interactive class walls where users can post and answer questions – if you answer a question correctly, you get karma points that you can exchange for cash or prizes.
Submittable

  • Location: Montana / New York
  • CrunchBase: submishmash
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: cloud storage
Submittable is a cloud-based submission management platform used by 1000s of businesses, publishers and art organizations to curate and accept payment with submission (i.e. audio, video, manuscripts, images, applications, and resumes).
Survata

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: survata
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: surveys and forms
Survata is a new type of market research and consumer insights service. Survata customers write surveys and Survata then find respondents to complete those surveys. But, unlike most market research firms, Survata doesn’t use traditional research panels. Rather, Survata collects survey responses via partner publishers around the web. Their users and readers respond to our surveys in exchange for access to premium content.
TapIn.tv

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: pivot to Framebase ( www.framebase.io )
  • Market: video technology
TapIn.tv makes an app that will let users instantly create and share live and on-demand video streams from their mobile phones.
TasteMaker

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: tastemaker
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: home improvement
TasteMaker aims to make interior decorating affordable and accessible to everyone. The Tastemaker marketplace functions by allowing users to submit a request for proposal, answering questions about their personal taste, budget and practical concerns like room dimensions. Three vetted designers from the Tastemaker community then reply to the request within 48 hours, with ideas custom tailored to a user’s needs and a corresponding flat fee.
TomoGuides

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  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
TomoGuides builds free mobile travel guide apps that let people know about new things that old-fashioned travel guide books can’t: Last minute lodging deals, brand new tours and activities, and the like.
URX

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: urx
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
URX creates products ads for mobile apps and makes a mobile app retargeting platform that uses deeplinks to link users into the middle of mobile apps that they already have installed. URX seeks to weave together the web of mobile apps and grow the mobile ecosystem.
Vastrm

  • Location:
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Vastrm Fashion (pronounced vas` trum) is a provider of mass customized men’s polo shirts. The site empowers men to define the look, fit and function they want in a shirt. The creations are made to order and shipped within 3 weeks.
Vayable

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: vayable
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Vayable is an online marketplace where people can discover, buy and sell unique travel experiences, including tours, activities and extended trips.
viaCycle

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • CrunchBase: viacycle
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
viaCycle creates advanced bicycle sharing technology that allows easy deployment and administration. By providing both hardware and software components, viaCycle offers a “bike-sharing-in-a-box” solution: a combined system that frees bike-sharing operators from cumbersome kiosks and street-storage, increasing flexibility and reducing costs.
Virool

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Virool is a self-serve platform that will let any YouTube user increase their video views through placement in Facebook and mobile apps.
VoiceGem

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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired (acqui-hire) by palantir
  • Market:
VoiceGem is a simple app for the web and the iPhone that lets you send and receive personal voice messages. It doesn’t cost any money, require special software, have you send or open any kind of attachment, require a special international calling plan or card, require a phone number at all, or need a high-quality microphone system. The initial use case was for communicating with family of all ages.
Zapier

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: zapier
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Zapier lets SaaS users create integrations that push data between dozens of different web applications without having to write any code or wrangle APIs.

YCW12 (Winter 2012)

View YCW12 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
57 $1,140,000 $8,550,000
General Description
42Floors

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: 42floors
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: real estate infrastructure
42Floors seeks to be the Trulia for commercial real estate. 42Floors has built a slick website for companies searching for office space. 42Floors has also built a marketplace for service providers such as interior designers and furniture suppliers for when commercial tenants need to outfit their new offices.
99dresses

  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • CrunchBase: 99dresses
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
99dresses is a site where women can trade their high end, gently used clothes and accessories, with the aim of allowing them to have a virtual “endless” closet of clothes at their disposal.
A Thinking Ape

  • Location: Vancouver, BC; Redmond, WA
  • CrunchBase: a-thinking-ape
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
A Thinking Ape builds and creates technology that changes how people socialize and play on mobile devices. We focus on really challenging technical problems – a few areas in which we’ve innovated include: backend distributed systems to support millions of players, sophisticated analytics infrastructure, virtual economic theory, graphics and animation pipelines, and building complex emergent behavior in online communities. We are currently one of the highest-grossing mobile developers in the world.
Amiato

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: amiato
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Amiato provides immediate A/B Testing with results using SQL. Previously known as Nou Data.
Anyperk

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
Anyperk is a platform for rewarding employee performance by giving them discounts on products.
AnyVivo / Jellyfish Art

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: jellyfish-art
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
AnyVivo / Jellyfish Art sells living things online and delivers them anywhere in the United States. It has started with jellyfish.
Ark

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Ark is a search engine designed entirely for people search, letting you look for others across multiple social networks and other websites by sifting through 30 different filters – such as hometowns, universities, current cities and more.
Brace

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: brace
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Brace is a new way to host your website. We believe that website hosting shouldn’t be complicated. With Brace, updating your website is as simple as saving files in Dropbox. Brace gives you two versions of your website, a Draft version and a Production version. The Draft is for iteration and collaboration. The Production version is optimized for performance and scale.
Carsabi

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acqui-hired by facebook
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Carsabi is an evolved search engine for buying a used car. Carsabi aggressively crawls every online car sale listing it can find, from classifieds to dealers. It already surfaces more deals than industry leader AutoTrader, and has features that let you sort by the biggest savings, not just lowest price.
chute

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: chute
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Chute is a visual marketing and media-sharing platform. We also offer products aimed at helping online retailers leverage user-generated content to help improve sales. Chute Commerce allows marketers to transform the traditional shopping experience that consumers have when viewing products online away from a static non-engaging experience to one much more social and highly visual. Chute is Twilio for media content.
CircuitHub

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: circuithub
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: electronics design
CircuitHub is an electronics design facilitator whose mission is to take the frustration out of designing and manufacturing electronics. CircuitHub offers a comprehensive and detailed parts library. By sourcing the right part from the start, makers will experience less hassle when approaching manufacturing. CircuitHub integrates with Altium, Eagle, OrCAD, and Allegro.
Coderwall

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: programming tools
Coderwall is a site for developers to profile what projects they are up to and learn from others.
Crowdtilt

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: crowdtilt
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Crowdtilt is a simple way for anyone to crowdfund anything.
Cube

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; renamed to slidepay
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Cube has a concise mission: to change the way that transactions are conducted in person. Cube has an extensible point-of-sale platform that grows with your business. Cube provides a free point-of-sale app for iOS and a credit card terminal that plugs into your iPhone/iPad audio jack.
Dealupa

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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Dealupa aggregates daily deals from all over the web and presents them on a website where users can browse according to their interests.
Embark

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: embark
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Apple
  • Market: travel-related services
Embark makes it easy to get around without a car. Embark builds mobile software that makes it simple to get around on mass transit. We currently cover 12 Major transit systems in the United States and the United Kingdom and have applications on iOS and Android.
EveryArt

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: everyart
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
EveryArt aims to address the art world’s middle ground between low-end prints and high-end fine art sales. EveryArt lets regular people commission a piece or art from an artist online.
Exec

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: exec
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
Exec is a service that provides companies or individuals access to part-time executive assistants or someone you need just to run errands for you. The service will get everything you need done for $25 per hour.
FamilyLeaf

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: familyleaf
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
FamilyLeaf allows families to create private social networks where they can share photos, information such as birthdays and addresses, and simple daily updates amongst themselves online.
FarmLogs

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: farmlogs
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; rename from Agrisight
  • Market: agriculture and farming
FarmLogs makes farm management software that enables farmers to forecast and measure profits, track expenses, manage risk, and get informed all from one place.
Flutter

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: flutter-io
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google
  • Market: user interfaces
Flutter is an app for Mac that lets you control the play function on Spotify or iTunes by simply waving at your computer.
Flypad

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
Flypad turns your iPhone into a motion-sensing steering wheel for PC racing games
GiveSpark

  • Location:
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  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: charity and philanthropy
Givespark is an app that lets celebrities launch fundraisers for their fans to participate in online.
Grouper

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  • Status: live
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Grouper is a social club that sets up drinks between 2 groups of friends: 3 guys and 3 girls (or 3 guys and 3 guys, etc.). Grouper started in New York in the summer of 2011 and now organizes Groupers in major cities across the US. Members have shared tens of thousands of drinks.
HackPad

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  • Status: acquired by dropbox
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Hackpad hopes to be the best wiki software ever.
HireArt

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  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
HireArt helps employers screen and source job candidates through work samples and video interviews.
iCracked

  • Location: Redwood City, CA / Dallas, TX / Long Beach, CA
  • CrunchBase: icracked
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
iCracked repairs iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
InstallMonetizer

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  • Status: live
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InstallMonetizer.com helps software developers generate additional revenue from their installations. Most software developers lose revenue from 95% of their free/trial installs. We help them monetize these lost installs. Our publishers experience 60-85% conversion and earn between $0.25 to $1.00 per install. Our backend provides detailed stats to keep developers informed on their earnings.
Kyte

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  • Status: live; pivot to PlaySafeApp.com
  • Market: parenting resources
Kyte is a mobile app that turns any Android smartphone into a kid-safe device, that can only be used to make calls and play games that have been approved by a parent or guardian. Kyte also comes with a parent’s dashboard that lets you see exactly where your kid is on a map, and monitor their phone usage.
LendUp

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  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
LendUp is a website where consumers who have poor or no credit can apply for and receive small-dollar, short-term loans (up to $250 for up to 30 days). We are working on creating installment loans for our customers in the upcoming year. At LendUp, we believe loans should be an opportunity to build credit, not a debt trap. Our mission is to use small-dollar loans as a way to help customers build credit and move up the financial ladder.
Loom

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: loom
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by dropbox
  • Market:
Loom puts all your photos and videos in the cloud, allowing you to empty your digital Camera Roll and reclaim lost disk space. We provide a personal media library that is the same wherever you go, and there when you need it. Loom is a fast way to access and manage an entire photo and video library on every device without taking up local storage space.
Lvl6

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: lvl6
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
Lvl6 is a mobile social game developer that has come up with an equation that it says “guarantees that our games will engaging, monetizable and huge hits.”
Matterport

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  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Matterport has created a system that lets anyone quickly and easily create a 3D model of physical objects and interior spaces. MatterPort has constructed a low cost point and shoot camera device that records what a space or object looks like and renders a copy of it automatically.
Medigram

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  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
Medigram is a is a HIPAA-compliant group messaging app for the medical community.
Midnox

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  • Status: acquired by facebook
  • Market: video technology
Midnox has built the Luma, an iPhone app that stabilizes the videos taken with a mobile phone in real time. The app also adds full resolution visual filters in real time, which are “non-disruptive”.
Minefold

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: minefold
  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: dead
  • Market: games and game features
Minefold provides a hosting service for massive multiplayer games so that players can simply press one button and start playing. So far, it works with Minecraft.
Pair

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  • Status: live
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
Pair is an app to stay connected with your partner. If you are in a long distance relationship and want to stay connected pair is the service that helps you do that.
Per Vices

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  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Per Vices has created a single device that uses a technology called software defined radio (SDR) that purportedly can run any wireless application out there right now. The goal is to replace every existing wireless device on the market with this one single SDR device.
Pixelapse

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  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Pixelapse is visual version control for designers. It’s GitHub for designers that also has features similar to Dropbox. We’re a highly technical team of Stanford & Princeton hackers and designers and are changing the way designers collaborate.
PlanGrid

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  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
PlanGrid saves contractors time by storing project drawings in the cloud.
PopSet

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: popset
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
Popset is the easiest way to start group photo albums with friends, directly from a mobile phone.
Priceonomics

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  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Priceonomics is an online price guide for anything. Type in anything you want to own and it will tell you how much it should cost, like a Kelly Blue Book for smartphones, laptops, TVs, stereos, etc.
Rescale

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: scientific research tools
Rescale lets any engineer or scientist build, compute, and analyze simulations in the cloud.
ScreenLeap

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  • Status: live
  • Market: screen-sharing and collaborative real-time editors
ScreenLeap enables you to share your screen instantly from any device with a browser and without downloads, installs, or sign-ups.
SendHub

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: sendhub
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
SendHub is simple messaging. Your customers subscribe by text. You send and receive texts – for free. We give you analytics on how you’re doing.
Shoptiques

  • Location: New York
  • CrunchBase: shoptiques
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Shoptiques.com brings boutique shopping online. On Shoptiques.com, you will experience personalized shopping with the most unique and fashion-forward inventory from the best local boutiques.
Shopular

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  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Shopular is a location-aware shopping and deals app. Shopular is your best shopping buddy – always looking out for you and making sure you know all the coupons every time you go shopping.
SocialCam

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  • Status: acquired by autodesk for $60m
  • Market: video technology
Socialcam is a new mobile video application coming to both iPhone and Android. Socialcam makes it fast, easy and fun to capture, share and view high quality movies of life’s moments with friends and family.
Sonalight

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  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Sonalight provides text-by-voice apps that let you text hands-free through speech recognition while you drive.
Summon

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: summon
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Summon, formerly named InstantCab, gets you a ride instantly. Currently the service operates in San Francisco. Summon operates with both taxis and vetted drivers. When you install the Summon app, you enter in credit or debit card information, and all of the fares and tips are paid off of this card. Summon only charges you for a ride after you have been dropped off at your final destination.
Swiftype

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  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Swiftype is building search software for the next generation of websites and applications. Swiftype’s initial product is a site search that is “a PageRank that’s specific to individual websites”. Swiftype also allows site owners to pin and unpin different items to the top of their search results. If you run a news site, that might mean pinning the most popular and best articles, or it might mean promoting content that’s related to an ongoing sponsorship campaign. And Swiftype offers a set of tags that publishers can include in their pages to show which content should be surfaced in the results. Other features include analytics data and auto-complete for people typing in their search. Swiftype is founded by former Scribd employees.
The Muse

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  • Status: live
  • Market: news, reading, and publishing
The Muse, a.k.a. The Daily Muse, brings smart content, career opportunities and like-minded community to young professional women.
TiKL

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  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
TiKL is an Android and iOS app that turns your phone into a real-time push-to-talk walkie-talkie that also sends texts, voicemail, images, and video. Launched 20 months ago, it now has more than 22 million users without any marketing.
WireOver

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
WireOver is a desktop application for sending and receiving files. It’s easy to use, can transmit files of any size very fast, and uses end-to-end encryption. WireOver’s end-to-end encryption ensures that only your recipient can access the files you send, making it much more secure than most file sending tools. WireOver is free for unlimited size unencrypted file transfers, and charges a monthly fee for end-to-end encryption.
Your Mechanic

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  • Status: live
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Your Mechanic aims to be the “Airbnb of car repair”. Your Mechanic is a website that connects you with the best mechanics in your local community, and commission them to come to your house and fix your car. According to the company, this is on average 30 percent cheaper than the typical mechanic or car dealership.
ZenPayroll

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  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
ZenPayroll is beautiful modern payroll. ZenPayroll is adding companies to its pilot program on a rolling basis.
Zillabyte

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: zillabyte
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Zillabyte is an online big-data analysis platform.

YCS11 (Summer 2011)

View YCS11 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
61 $1,220,000 $9,150,000
General Description
Agile Diagnosis

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: agile-diagnosis
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
Agile Diagnosis makes web and mobile platform that aims to help doctors better diagnose their patients. Agile Diagnosis isn’t intended to help consumers self-diagnose, it’s just for doctors, nurses, and medical students.

Agile Diagnosis gives clinicians a central place in which they can gain real-time access to evidence and consensus-based best practices (or clinical guidelines), so that they can help diagnose their patients not just based on scientific literature, but with the help of other doctors who have correctly diagnosed the same or related symptoms, for example. Agile Diagnosis includes access to a full repository of quality and credible medical information not only from medical literature but doctors themselves, surfaced by its own clinical algorithms.

Aisle50

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • CrunchBase: aisle50
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Aisle50 is a “Groupon for groceries,” cofounded by former Forbes staff writer Chris Steiner, who wrote a cover story on Paul Graham. The company is attempting to replace the paper newspaper coupon inserts, which is what Coupons.com does. But Aisle50 says it will give advertisers better focus by not being advertised with other companies.
Automatic

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  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Automatic makes Automatic Link, a device that talks to your car’s onboard computer and uses your smartphone’s GPS and data plan to upgrade your car’s capabilities. It works with just about any car sold in the United States since 1996.
B2Brev

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  • Status: live
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B2Brev is b2b business reviews.
Bushido

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  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
Bushido is a “hosted ecosystem and app store for web apps.”
Cant Wait

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  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
Can’t Wait is a slick mobile movie trailer player built on top of YouTube’s API. The Can’t Wait app has a strong focus on interacting with other users and also on reminding you when movies you’re interested in get released.
Citus Data

  • Location: Silicon Valley / Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Citus Data develops CitusDB, a scalable analytics database that’s built on top of PostgreSQL.
Clerky

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  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: legal services
Clerky provides entrepreneurs with a quality, cost-effective, automated way to handle incorporation documents and more. Clerky’s online platform takes care of all of the legal work necessary to create a Delaware C Corp and set up founders with proper vesting, invention assignment, and governance frameworks.
Codecademy

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: codecademy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education – programming
Codecademy is a web-based programming tutorial.
CryptoSeal

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
CryptoSeal provides Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as a service.
DebtEye

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  • Status: live; rename to SpringCoin
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
DebtEye is an automated service to help people lower their debt.
DoubleRecall

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: doublerecall
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
DoubleRecall is a recall based advertising platform and monetization solution for online media and mobile.

DoubleRecall is a way for web/mobile publishers to softly monetize their content while retaining their user base. For advertisers DoubleRecall offers targeting of recall capabilities (to invite advertisers from TV) and also CTR. As for the readers, they get leaner articles, less distraction and quality content for free.

Draft

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  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Draft is easy version control and collaboration for writers.
Envolve

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: envolve
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; rename and pivot to Firebase
  • Market:
Envolve is a web communications company that provides website chat that can be embedded in any website using only two lines of javascript. Envolve provides chat through WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, vBulletin, and Drupal plugins as well. Over 10,000 websites use Envolve.
EveryMe

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  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Everyme is creating a magical new experience to keep you in touch with the favorite people in your addressbook. Imagine if your address book stayed up to date automatically, wouldn’t that be something?
Firebase

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: envolve
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Firebase grew out of Envolve, a group chat service for your website. Since it was founded in 2009 Envolve has grown to be a large service; today it’s embedded on tens-of-thousands of websites and serves millions of users each month.
FOBO

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: fobo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
FOBO is a local marketplace for selling consumer electronics. FOBO offers people a new way to sell goods via mobile app. It gets rid of all the hassle that is usually associated with local marketplaces and makes it ultra-simple and ultra-fast to do so. We guarantee sellers will get a certain price for their devices and be paid upfront, and ensures that their product is sold fast – within 97 minutes.
FreshPlum

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  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
FreshPlum is personalized prices.
Glassmap

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: glassmap
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by groupon
  • Market:
Glassmap is a simple, beautiful way to show your friends where you are and what you are doing. Use it to coordinate meetings and hangouts, keep up with loved ones, and serendipitously discover who and what is around you.
GoCardless

  • Location: London, UK
  • CrunchBase: gocardless
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
GoCardless is a UK-based service that allows smaller merchants to easily set up interbank transfers for customers.
Habit Labs

  • Location: Seattle
  • CrunchBase: habit-labs
  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: physical fitness
Habit Labs is the merger of Contagion Health (Jen McCabe) and Healthmonth (Buster Benson). Habit Labs aims to turn leading a healthier life into a game.
HackerRank

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • CrunchBase: hackerrank
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
HackerRank is a platform for coding contests used by programmers to hone their skills and a tool for companies to streamline their own recruiting process.
Interstate

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: interstate
  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Interstate is a web app for creating and sharing development roadmaps for websites and products. The original aim of the product was to make web development more user facing instead of being hidden behind the scenes all the time.
Interview Street

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  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
Interviewstreet helps you to create customized programming tests (in any language) and evaluate candidates based on their programming skills before proceeding for an interview. Interviewstreet has built a code-checker which would evaluate an applicant’s code, checks against a set of test-cases letting you know how optimal his code is.
Kicksend

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: receivd
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: cloud storage
Kicksend allows friends and family to easily share files in real-time on the web, mobile, and desktop. Kicksend’s desktop, web, and mobile apps allow you browse through the photos, videos and other files that people have sent you and also allows you to send files effortlessly to multiple people at once. As well as sharing files with one individual, you are also able to create lists of people to securely share with. You can drag & drop sets of files at once and everybody on your list starts securely downloading the file instantly without having to manually approve the downloads.
Launchpad Toys

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase:
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: parenting resources
Launchpad Toys creates digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn & share their ideas through play.
Leaky

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: leaky
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Leaky helps consumers make better decisions about insurance.
MarketBrief

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
MarketBrief automates looking through SEC filings on your behalf, then culls the key data to automatically generate an almost-plain-English version that sounds more like a newspaper article than a legal document. Previously known as SECWatch, which launched in 2009.
Meteor

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
Meteor is a set of new technologies for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you’re an expert developer or just getting started.
MixRank

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  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
MixRank is a spy tool for contextual and display ads. During MixRank’s free beta, you can access data on Google AdSense ads running on over 93,000 different sites. With MixRank you can see exactly where your competitors are buying traffic and which ad copy is performing best for them. You can use MixRank to watch your competitors spend money testing different ads and traffic sources, see which ones worked best, and use that data to build your own campaign.
MobileWorks

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: mobileworks
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
MobileWorks is a crowdsourcing platform for businesses and developers that is more accurate, faster and effortless than any existing solutions. Whether doing complex web research, tagging images or converting physical paper documents into digital files, MobileWorks completes jobs that cannot easily be done using computers.
MongoHQ

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: mongohq
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
MongoHQ is the leading provider of data solutions for developers utilizing MongoDB as their data storage technology. They offer shared hosting solutions, replica-set environments, database management tools, user-controlled backups and performance monitoring.
Munch On Me

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: munch-on-me-inc
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by CollegeBudget
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
Munch On Me is a food discovery portal that connects people with great food at great prices in local communities.
Opez

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  • Status: live
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Opez helps independent service professionals build and maintain relationships with their clientele.
OrderAhead

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  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
OrderAhead offers a free iPhone app that allows anyone and everyone to quickly order takeout from local merchants. Connect your credit card, order the food you want to shovel into your mouth at a later point, then pick up the food with your name and phone number – free of charge.

At present, OrderAhead’s network focuses on restaurants (mostly of the takeout variety), but in the future, OrderAhead wants to be the easiest way to order anything from local merchants via your phone.

PageLever

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  • Twitter: n/a
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  • Status: acquired by unifiedsocial.com
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
PageLever is a tool that takes Facebook Insights and adds more analytics, like how many of your fans’ comments come from mobile.
PaperLinks

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  • Status: live
  • Market:
Paperlinks’ mission is to hyperlink the real world. Currently, Paperlinks fulfills this by providing the ultimate QR code infrastructure for businesses. Paperlinks’ solution is end-to-end, providing: a free QR reading app; code generation; a Content Management System for managing code content; and in-house design and print services.
Parse

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: parse
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by facebook for $75m
  • Market: mobile-specific platforms and development tools
Parse is Heroku for mobile apps. Parse provides cloud services for mobile developers. It makes it dead simple to add a backend to your iOS or Android app.
PayDragon

  • Location: Los Angeles
  • CrunchBase: paydragon
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
PayDragon enables you to buy an item blocks away from a store and have it ready for you to pick up by the time you arrive. This saves you time and the aggravation of waiting in line just to order and pay. PayDragon is available for iPhone and Android.
PicPlum

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  • Status: live
  • Market: printing solutions
PicPlum is Jessica’s favorite way to automatically print digital photos of her family and ship them to her friends and relatives back East.
Proxino

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: proxino
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: programming tools
Proxino is a proxy service that helps developers get alerted when their client-side JavaScript raises exceptions in users’ browsers.
Quartzy

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: quartzy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: scientific research tools
Quartzy is an online suite of lab management tools for the academic life science community.
Rap Genius

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY; Malibu, CA
  • CrunchBase: rap-genius
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics. You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations – we have thousands of canonical rap songs explained (2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, even the beginning of the Torah..)
Rentobo

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: rentobo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: real estate infrastructure
Rentobo is a new tool built for landlords, managers, and agents of all sizes to simplify the process of finding and signing a new tenant for your rental property.
RideJoy

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: ridejoy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Ridejoy is a community-driven marketplace for sharing rides.
Science Exchange

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: science-exchange
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: scientific research tools
Science Exchange is an online marketplace for scientific experiments. Science Exchange helps research scientists manage outsourced experiments and deals with all the paying/billing administration, quality assurance and dispute resolution.
Segment.io

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: segment-io
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Segment.io is an analytics API that lets developers integrate once, and then send their data to any analytics service. Segment.io currently supports 20 different analytics providers, including Google, KISSmetrics, Mixpanel, Chartbeat, HubSpot, and Salesforce.
SellStage

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: sellstage
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead; pivot to Videopixie
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
SellStage wants to host and stream videos for your products on your ecommerce site. SellStage also adds a lightbox around the video, call-to-action after the video plays, and generates sitemaps optimized for video search crawlers.
Sift Science

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Sift Science uses large-scale machine learning to monitor your site’s traffic in real time and alerts you instantly to fraudulent activity.
SnapJoy

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: snapjoy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by dropbox
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
Snapjoy is an online photo library that imports media from anywhere and organizes them into meaningful memories of who, what, where, & when.
SplitterBug

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
SplitterBug lets you split expenses on the go.
Streak

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: streak
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: omarismail
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Streak add customer-relation management (CRM) tools to Gmail. Managing relationships is done by grouping email conversations into Boxes and placing those Boxes into Pipelines. Streak’s primary use is for Sales and Customer Support but is flexible enough to be useful for everything from a personal To-Do list to Project Management.
Stypi

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: stypi
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by salesforce.com
  • Market: screen-sharing and collaborative real-time editors
Stypi is a collaborative real-time text editor similar to Etherpad.
Tagstand

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Tagstand sells and ships NFC (Near-Field Communication) tags and stickers. Tagstand also has a service called Tagstand Manager, which allows you to program and manage your stickers from the web.
TapEngage

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: tapengage
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by dropbox
  • Market:
TapEngage is a San Francisco startup that enables advertisers and publishers to collaborate on tablet-optimized advertising.
Verbling

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: verbling
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education
Verbling provides users with an innovative way to learn new languages by utilizing video chat technology.
Videopixie

Videopixie is a marketplace of professional video editors and animators. Individuals and companies can use it to get high quality videos created from raw footage they’ve taken themselves.
Vidyard

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: vidyard
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
Vidyard is an online video platform for business.
Vimessa

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Vimessa provides “video voicemail” which is “the ease of SMS with the magic of video.”
Yardsale

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: yardsale
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Yardsale is a mobile app to help folks sell goods to local buyers. It hooks into Craigslist and enables users to easily list items for sale, hopes to take on other local marketplaces by reducing the friction associated with creating listings, and then dealing with flaky buyers afterward
ZigFu

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
ZigFu is an app store for motion control apps that run on Microsoft’s Kinect platform. The company provides tools for gesture-controlled interfaces and full-body motion games.

YCW11 (Winter 2011)

View YCW11 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
47 $940,000 $7,050,000
General Description
Acunote

  • Location: Foster City, CA
  • CrunchBase: acunote
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Acunote is a project management tool and Scrum software. Acunote provides companies with the ability to manage software development, online project management, and IT project management for the whole company. It is fast and easy to use, shows actual progress, provides powerful analytics, works for the whole company as a unified project means of communication and collaboration tool, and integrates well with existing tools.
AppHarbor

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: appharbor
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
AppHarbor is Azure done right. “Heroku for .NET” – a platform as a service for .NET developers and businesses.
Apportable

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: apportable
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: collinjackson
  • Status: live
  • Market: mobile-specific platforms and development tools
Apportable makes a platform that allows iOS applications to run on Android devices automatically, without requiring extensive changes to the original Objective-C or C++ code.
Balanced

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: balanced
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Balanced is the first payment system designed for marketplaces from the ground up. We provide a feature-rich, fully integrated api that allows marketplaces to charge cards, escrow funds, deposit next day via ACH direct, and collect their own marketplace fees.
Beetailer

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: beetailer
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
Beetailer’s software helps retailers import existing web stores onto Facebook and gives e-retailers tools for promoting the storefront and detailed analytics about how well it is doing.
Chirply

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: chirply
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Chirply is a Y Combinator-backed community of artists and design lovers that want to make better stuff through better design! The community collectively decides what the best submitted designs are, and then those designs are made into greeting cards. We all know greeting cards are tacky & sappy – and Chirply is going to change that with your help!
Comprehend Systems

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: comprehend-systems
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
Comprehend Systems is the maker of Comprehend Clinical, which is a reporting and visualization tool which runs against multiple databases in real time, while leaving the data in place. Comprehend Clinical is a next-generation reporting and visualization tool for the pharmaceutical industry. It leverages existing metadata and industry knowledge to provide a more powerful, efficient, and intuitive clinical review tool.
Convore

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: convore
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: pivot to grove.io
  • Market:
Convore is the best way to communicate with groups in real-time. You can join an existing group or create your own. Then post topics and have conversations with friends about those topics.
Curebit

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: curebit
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
Curebit makes it easy to tap into customer referrals by giving you a platform to implement campaigns that encourage customers to refer their friends. Its a powerful, proven and simple to use platform for growing your sales.
Custora

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: custora
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
Custora offers a SaaS that tells online retailers and web apps which of their customers are most valuable, and suggests actions to keep them.
Dr. Chrono

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: drchrono-com
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: medical industry
Drchrono is a medical platform for doctors and patients. The company addresses the critical needs of today’s healthcare sector by providing a platform for the core needs of any medical practice through free cloud EHR technology with a focus on iPad. The primary focus is on iPad healthcare.
Earbits

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: earbits
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: earbitscom
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
Earbits is a marketing platform for music related products built around interactive radio experiences. Earbits (www.earbits.com) works directly with labels, high quality artists and live music event promoters to create innovative internet radio-based promotions that turn listeners into loyal fans and consumers. They provide commercial-free streaming music on Earbits.com, Earbits Mobile Radio apps, and across a variety of affiliate website partners.
FitFu

  • Location: Hampshire, GBR
  • CrunchBase: fitfu
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: physical fitness
FitFu is a motivating mobile fitness game to keep you active throughout the day.
Five Stars Card

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase:
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: gift card technology
Five Stars Card is a universal loyalty card for retail businesses. The card is the first link between cash registers, customers’ email and Facebook accounts.
Flotype

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • CrunchBase: flotype-2
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; pivot to Bridge (www.getbridge.com)
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Flotype Inc. is a venture-backed company building a suite of enterprise technology for real-time messaging. Flotype takes a unique approach by building developer-friendly technologies focused on ease-of-use and simplicity, while still exceeding enterprise-grade performance expectations.

Flotype licenses enterprise-grade middleware, Bridge, to customers ranging from social web and software enterprises to financial and fleet management groups.

Other offerings include NowJS, a free, open-source framework, for developers seeking real-time interactivity on Node.js and JavaScript browsers. NowCluster is available for companies seeking scalability and reliability for NowJS applications.

GiftRocket

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: giftrocket
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: kapilkale
  • Status: live
  • Market: gift card technology
GiftRocket sells a new type of gift card that works at any location.
GrubWithUs

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase:
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: eddylu
  • Status: live; rename to superb (dosuperb.com)
  • Market: event planning (real world)
Grubwithus builds friendships over food. Reserve a seat to meet new people and discover new neighborhoods and food.
HelloFax

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: hellofax
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business communication infrastructure
HelloFax is a web-based replacement for your fax machine. HelloSign is another product by the same company and functions as a simple way to electronically sign documents.
Humble Bundle

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: humble-bundle
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
Humble Bundle is an innovative distributor of online games. Humble Bundle chooses several games to package together, and then offers the “bundle” to users as a single download. Users get to name their own price, and even allocate percentages of their payment to the specific game developers or select charities. Bundles only last for a limited time, but come free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Hyperink

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: hyperink
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: news, reading, and publishing
Hyperink is a San Francisco based self-publishing platform that wants to give every citizen the ability to publish a book.
InPulse

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase:
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: erohead
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
inPulse is an ambient information display. Connected to the internet via Bluetooth to a smartphone, inPulse can relay instant alerts and provide users with an alternative to pulling out their smartphone. If your hands are full, or if you’re on the go, inPulse is an excellent way to keep connected.
Instapainting

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: instapainting-com
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Instapainting turns any digital photo (from your phone, Facebook, Instagram, DSLR, the internet) into a hand-painted oil painting on real canvas, for $45 (for 10″x10″), and delivered in less than two weeks.
Kaleidoscope

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: inporia
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Kaleidoscope lets users browse a stream of both editorial-approved images and street style photos. If you like what you see, click on any image and it breaks it down by item and offers direct links to sites like Nordstrom’s, Bergdorff, Net-a-Porter or Shop Bop, where users can buy the exact items featured in the photo or similar ones across a range of price points, both higher and lower.

Kaleidoscope has been described as “Pinterest meets ShopStyle”.

Lanyrd

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: lanyrd
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by eventbrite
  • Market: event planning (real world)
Lanyrd is a directory of conferences, events and speakers. Visitors can sign in with Twitter to see events their friends are attending or speaking at, submit new events, add talks that they have given and build up their speaker profile.
Like.fm

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: like-fm
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
Like.fm learns what music you like (by tracking it from wherever you normally listen to music) so you can easily tell your friends what music you like, and discover new songs from them.
LikeALittle

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: likealittle
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: palohackers
  • Status: live
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
LikeALittle is a social network for flirting, a flirting-facilitator platform (or FFP, for advanced users). The site’s purpose is to allow you to compliment and chat about your crushes around you or otherwise bemoan your missed encounters from the safety of your trusty screen. And we hope, of course, that you’ll put yourself out there once in a while to make a real connection!
Mailgun

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: mailgun
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: old-gregg
  • Status: acquired by Rackspace (terms undisclosed)
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Mailgun provides a web service for integrating email inboxes into apps. Just as Twilio enables developers to build voice and SMS into their apps, Mailgun enables developers to tightly integrate email into their apps, i.e. give real email mailboxes to their users, their web pages or any objects in their apps.
meetings.io

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: meetings-io
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by jive for $7.6m cash, also stock
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Meetings.io you can meet face to face with anyone from around the world within your web browser. Meet with a client, a customer, your project team or your co-workers in person without ever leaving your desk by simply creating a tiny meeting room link and sharing the link with anyone you want to meet with.
MemSQL

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: memsql
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
MemSQL makes a scalable, memory-optimized database built for high-throughput workloads.
MinoMonsters

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: minomonsters
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
MinoMonsters is a social game where players collect and battle pet monsters.
Moki.TV

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: moki-tv
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: pivot to hotspots.io, then acqui-hired by twitter
  • Market:
Moki.TV helps you find movies and tv to watch online right now.
Noteleaf

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: noteleaf
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: iamwil
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Noteleaf helps you be prepared for any meeting. By integrating with your Google Calendar and recognizing the names of the people you’re going to be meeting with, Noteleaf is able to push information about who you’re going to meet, right before you meet them.
NowJS

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
NowJS makes realtime web apps really easy.
Sendoid

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: sendoid
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by facebook for $2m
  • Market: cloud storage
Sendoid is an on-demand peer to peer transfer system. It makes transferring any size file between two people as simple as clicking a link.
Siasto

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Siasto is a web-based project management platform that lets you get real work done.
StoryWorth

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: storyworth
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
StoryWorth is your social wishlist. Keep track of fun things you want to do. Find out which of your friends want you to join. Discover the things your friends want to do. StoryWorth was formerly named WhereBerry.
SwipeGood

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: swipegood
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; also known as elasticsales.com and close.io
  • Market: charity and philanthropy
SwipeGood allows users to enroll their credit or debit cards and automatically round up every purchase to the nearest dollar for charity.
TalkBin

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: talkbin
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: qasar
  • Status: acquired by Google
  • Market:
TalkBin is a feedback platform for local businesses with mobile applications for iPhone and Android.
Taskforce

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: taskforce
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Taskforce is a powerful tool that lets you manage your work flow better. You can eliminate emails, collaborate with your colleagues, and get work done without leaving your inbox.
TellFi

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: tellfi
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: business communication infrastructure
TellFi is the fastest, easiest way to setup a phone system for your business. We take something that has traditionally been painful and expensive, and make it available to everyone.
TrustEgg

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • CrunchBase: trustegg
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
TrustEgg enables parents to create a Trust for their child in minutes for free. Parents can invite family and friends to make contributions. The Trust Fund is invested with Vanguard and earns a market rate of return until the child turns 18. The simple, social nature of TrustEgg will hopefully change the savings rate for the 70+ million children in the US.
Tumult

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: tumult-inc
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: programming tools
Tumultco makes Hype, an app that lets you create beautiful HTML5 web content. Animations and interactive content made with Hype work on desktops, smartphones and iPads. No coding required. No Flash required.
Tutorspree

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: tutorspree
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: education
Tutorspree is a marketplace for quality tutoring.
Upverter

  • Location: Toronto
  • CrunchBase: upverter
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: electronics design
Upverter is building browser-based electronic design tools focused on collaboration and usability.
Venuetastic

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: venuetastic
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: cyen
  • Status: live
  • Market: event planning (real world)
Venuetastic is an easy to use event venue marketplace. Venuetastic is the best way to discover venues, select the perfect one, and book securely. Y Combinator’s first all-female start-up.
YouGotListings

  • Location: Allston, MA
  • CrunchBase: yougotlistings
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: real estate infrastructure
YouGotListings is the online rental technology platform that provides real estate offices and landlords with the easy-to-learn tools to enhance their professional lives.
ZeroCater

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: zerocater
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
ZeroCater arranges delivered meals for your company from the best local restaurants. Want lunch for twenty-five people Monday through Thursday of every week? Five vegetarians and two vegans? We’ve got you covered.

YCS10 (Summer 2010)

View YCS10 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
36 $720,000 $0
General Description
1000Memories

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: 1000memories
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by ancestry.com
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
1000Memories is a place for family and friends to remember, share and honor the ones we love. It’s easy: create a free memorial page, invite family and friends, and start sharing photos and stories from your loved one’s life.
AdGrok

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: adgrok
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: mceachen
  • Status: acquired by twitter for $8m
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
AdGrok allows business owners to automate the process of choosing and bidding on keywords on Google AdWords.
AeroFS

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: aerofs
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: cloud storage
AeroFS is a program where users are able to manage and store their files and data in a cloud-like platform. This program is aimed to be much easier to use while still retaining the massive data storage capabilities with a newer and easier, user-friendly interface.
AnyLeaf

  • Location: Sunnyvale
  • CrunchBase: anyleaf
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; pivot to anylistapp.com
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
AnyLeaf scours the sales being offered by local grocery stores and drug stores, building a huge database of all the sales offered. Using a database of historical pricing information and AnyLeaf’s proprietary algorithms, it ranks every deal, revealing the very best deals being offered.
Brushes

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Brushes is a painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Featuring an advanced color picker, several realistic brushes, multiple layers, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device.
Chart.io

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: metrichouse
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: daniel_levine
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
chart.io gives small and medium businesses access to the power of enterprise analytics tools. It is easier than ever to collect and store data, the amount of structured data in the US is growing > 20% per year. More and more organizations want insight into their data and chart.io seeks to provide an affordable, easy-to-use solution.
Crowdbooster

  • Location: Menlo Park
  • CrunchBase: crowdbooster
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
Crowdbooster measures and optimizes social media marketing.
Docker

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • CrunchBase: docker
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Docker is an open-source engine, launched and maintained by dotCloud, that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere. Docker containers can encapsulate any payload, and will run consistently on and between virtually any server. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop will run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare-metal servers, OpenStack clusters, public instances, or combinations of the above.
Dotcloud

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: dotcloud
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
DotCloud is a 2nd-generation platform-as-a-service. It makes it incredibly simple for developers to deploy and scale their applications, while at the same time delivering the flexibility and robustness required by critical business software. Developers can mix and match from a large choice of languages, databases, caching and messaging components, leaving them in full control of their technology stack.
E la Carte

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: e-la-carte
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
E la Carte develops and deploys tablet computers for restaurant tables so guests can order, pay and play games from their seats.
EmailOracle

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
EmailOracle lets you track who opens and responds to your email.
FanPulse

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: fanpulse
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by beRecruited
  • Market:
Fanvibe.com allows you to watch and follow games with friends for the World Cup, NFL, MLB, NBA, Premier League, College Football, and College Basketball.
FutureAdvisor

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: futureadvisor
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
FutureAdvisor was founded on the premise that investing for your future does not have to be difficult or expensive. Te best way for us to help everyone was implement the wisdom of index investing in software.
Gantto

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: gantto
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by tom’s planner
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Gantto was conceived to fill one obvious gap in our weekly management routine. Each week we would collect status information based upon what was really happening inside the organization and then update our project models to reflect and digest the changes. Then we would spend tedious hours manually creating presentations based upon the same underlying project data that we had already updated. After a long search for a good solution we set out to create our own. Gantto is a play on words on gantt chart – the most commonly used visual representation of project schedules.
GazeHawk

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: gazehawk
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: bkrausz
  • Status: acqui-hired by facebook
  • Market: psychometric tools
GazeHawk provides eye tracking services using ordinary webcams. Their community of testers engage in eye-tracking studies from the comfort of home, allowing GazeHawk to offer professional eye tracking studies at a much lower price.

GazeHawk pays a number of participants to view a customer’s page, and tracks those participants’ gazes via webcam. Customers then get heatmaps which show how the users interacted with the site. GazeHawk is the first company to offer eye tracking studies without specialized hardware.

GinzaMetrics

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: ginzametrics
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: rgrieselhuber
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Ginzametrics is a subscription-based, software as a service (SaaS) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) management and analytics dashboard. Created by Ray Grieselhuber to bring the power of enterprise search marketing platforms to a wider market.

Ginzametrics is a product of Ginzamarkets, Inc., located in Mountain View, CA.

Hipmunk

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: hipmunk
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Hipmunk is building better interfaces for searching, browsing, and filtering your flight search results. Most flight search sites haven’t changed in years. They have a intimidating search page and endless pages of flight results. Finding the right flight often takes all afternoon – or all week. At Hipmunk, we make your experience a lot better.
HireHive

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: hirehive
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: pivot to hackruiter
  • Market: employment resources
HireHive lets you prescreen job candidates using video. Candidates record in the browser. No scheduling necessary.
Homejoy

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: homejoy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Homejoy, originally named Pathjoy, enables you to hire the perfect home cleaner in your area within minutes. Homejoy provides trust, high quality, flexibility, and an affordable price.
I Move You

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: physical fitness
I Move You lets you challenge your friends to set exercise goals.
Indinero

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: indinero
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: jlm382
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Indinero creates software to help small businesses better track and manage their finances. Indinero aims to provide its users with instant insights into the finances of their companies, leading them to save on unnecessary expenses and to earn more money for their companies.
Koduco

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: koduco
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: games and game features
Koduco makes iPad games that focus on multiplayer collaboration on the same device.
Leftronic

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: leftronic
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Leftronic develops web-based visualization software optimized for large screen displays. Their API allows users to monitor server stats, sales numbers, web analytics, or all of the above.
MessageParty

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • CrunchBase: messageparty
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: n/a
  • Market:
MessageParty is a geo-blogging service. Users can post links, short anecdotes, notes and photos to MessageParty, and like other blogging services all messages are public and posted to the web. All posts are tied to a physical location.
OhLife

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
OhLife is the easiest way to write your life story.
Opzi

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: opzi
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: newy
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Opzi is creating software to make corporate knowledge accessible.
PagerDuty

  • Location: Canada
  • CrunchBase: pagerduty
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
PagerDuty is an alarm dispatching service for system administrators and support teams.

PagerDuty collects alerts from your business’s existing monitoring tools (Nagios, Monit, Pingdom, etc) and calls or SMSes the engineer on duty if there’s a problem. If the assigned engineer doesn’t answer, PagerDuty will automatically escalate the issue by notifying someone else. PagerDuty fills a gap in many of today’s monitoring tools by providing sophisticated on-call management features typically found only in high-price enterprise solutions. PagerDuty’s on-call schedules, alarm escalations, telephone alerts, and phone-based incident management ensure that your support staff are rapidly notified of any system problem.

Rapportive

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: rapportive
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: martinkl
  • Status: acquired by linkedin for $15m cash
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.

You can immediately see what people look like, where they’re based, and what they do. You can establish rapport by mentioning shared interests. You can grow your network by connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. And you can record thoughts for later by leaving notes.

ReadyForZero

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: readyforzero
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
ReadyForZero is online financial software that lets you track your credit card debt, and make and follow a plan to eliminate it. It’s not a ‘debt negotiation’ or ‘debt settlement’ service. It’s a tool that helps you get control of and eliminate your debt.
Simperium

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: simperium
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by automattic
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Simperium makes mobile products for phones, laptops, and tablets.

Their premier application is SimpleNote.

Stripe

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: stripe
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Stripe is a simple, developer-friendly way to accept payments online.
Tapzilla

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: tapzilla
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
TapZilla is taking the daily deal model and applying it to discounts on paid mobile apps.

‘Each day, TapZilla features a paid iOS app. To get the deal, you click on the ‘get App Now’ button, which will then prompt TapZilla to ask for your email. The startup will send you an email with a link to the app in the App Store where you can purchase the app and a coupon code.

Once you purchase and download the app, you’ll be prompted to enter the coupon code once you enter into the App’s interface (You can also prompt the App by shaking the phone as well). Once you enter the code, TapZilla will automatically put the $0.99 in the buyer’s PayPal account. Users also have the option of accumulating rebate money towards a iTunes gift card.’

Teevox

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: teevox
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
Teevox is the company behind teevoxRemote, an app that allows an iPhone/iPad Touch to be used as a remote control for Hulu and Netflix. The app allows one-touch show selection, synchronized shared viewing with a friend, and play/pause/volume control.
The Fridge

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: the-fridge
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Google; acqui-hired for Google Plus
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
The Fridge is a platform for lightweight single serving social networks for the functionality of Facebook without being on Facebook.

The Fridge makes private conversation, media, and event sharing dead simple. The Fridge is like Tumblr for social networks. Anyone can easily create shared spaces, invite their friends and socialize/share photos, videos, music, and more.

Whereoscope

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: whereoscope
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired (acqui-hire) by zynga
  • Market: parenting resources
Whereoscope is a service designed to help parents keep know where their kids are.

Whereoscope uses smartphones and an intelligent sampling algorithm to provide the best possible accuracy without draining the battery.

Whereoscope enables location-based geo-fencing so that parents can know when their kids arrive at school, leave soccer practice, or are just about to get home.

Workflowy

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: workflowy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
WorkFlowy is a tool for organizing your brain. It provides a powerful interface for hierarchical lists. People use it as a replacement for text editors and spreadsheets as organizational tools. They leave it open all day and put whatever passes through their brain in it – project plans, to-do’s, meeting notes, brainstorms, etc.

YCW10 (Winter 2010)

View YCW10 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
28 $560,000 $0
General Description
140bets

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
140Bets is the best sports odds from the best people.
500Friends

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • CrunchBase: 500friends
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
500Friends is a venture backed company that provides online retailers with simple tools that enable them to engage the hundreds of millions of users of social networking sites.
Answerly

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: answerly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: answerly
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Answerly is a Q and A search engine that resolves any question by connecting ‘askers’ with answers, online experts and local service providers.
Browsarity

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: browsarity
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: charity and philanthropy
Browsarity.com is a browser application that allows people to donate to charity while shopping online. Users pick a charity upon signup, and a percentage of their purchase at affiliated retail sites gets donated automatically.
Cardpool

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: cardpool
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by blackhawk network
  • Market: gift card technology
Cardpool is a gift card exchange marketplace where anybody can buy, sell, or trade their new or pre-owned gift cards.

Customers can buy gift cards up to 30% off their face value, sell their gift cards for up to 90% of their face value in cash, trade their gift cards for an Amazon.com Gift Card, or donate their gift card to charity. Cardpool provides free shipping for both buyers and sellers, a 100-day return policy, and policy of only selling gift cards that have no expiration date and no monthly fees.

ChromaOm

  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • CrunchBase: chromaom
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: aepstein
  • Status: renamed as COLOURlovers
  • Market: visual design
CHROMAom: Color Enlightenment.
COLOURlovers

  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • CrunchBase: colourlovers
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: aepstein
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
COLOURlovers is a community of color enthusiasts, naming colors, creating color palettes and sharing color inspiration ideas. There are basic palette making tools as well as professional tools to help develop color palettes. More than 900k palettes are shared in the COLOURlovers community and can be downloaded in several formats including Adobe Swatch Exchange, GIMP and MSFT formats.
Crocodoc

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: crocodoc
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: rdamico
  • Status: acquired by box
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Crocodoc makes it easy to view, comment on, and share documents on the web.
datamarketplace

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: data-marketplace
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by infochimps
  • Market:
Data Marketplace helps people find, buy and sell data online. It helps users seeking a specific data to creating a request for free, explain their needs, add an optional deadline and budget, and in turn allows aggregators respond with relevant data for purchase. All of the data on Data Marketplace is available for immediate purchase and download. They provide data in standard formats (e.g. Excel, CSV, XML, JSON).
Embedly

  • Location: Boston
  • CrunchBase: embed-ly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Embedly, Inc. provides a service which makes every URL on the internet embeddable for any website or web application in which it is posted. Currently, we serve over 500,000 embeds per day to over 200 sites.
Embedster

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: embedster
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Embedster allows bloggers to serve an ad for any YouTube they display on their site. Even if you just have a link to the video, Embedster can serve up a slick overlay that plays an ad before following the link.
Etacts

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: etacts
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by salesforce.com for $5m
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Etacts is a CRM for people – it helps you keep in touch with people in your address book.
Fabricly

  • Location: New York
  • CrunchBase: fabricly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Fabricly wants to reverse and improve the model, by crowdsourcing designs and using a voting process to only manufacture pieces that people actually want, all while saving customers a bundle.
Gamador

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: gamador
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: games and game features
Gamador is a social game developer that has released three games so far. The company says that it differentiates itself from other developers by releasing quick, smart games at a very rapid pace (they can develop a game in about a week).

The company has built its own analytics platform for social games called Rankador, which they liken to a ‘PageRank for social games’.

Greplin

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: greplin
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: rename to Cue (cueup.com); Cue acquired by Apple
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Greplin is a personal web search engine that indexes information stored in online services.
Infoharmoni

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: infoharmoni
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Infoharmoni is a data visualization startup.
LaunchHear

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: launchhear
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
LaunchHear is the best way for bloggers to get early review copies of new products.
Mertado

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: six-times-seven
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by groupon for $10m
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
Six Times Seven is a backed social shopping company. The main product – Mertado – is both a Facebook Application (http://apps.facebook.com/mertado) and a Facebook Connect site (http://www.mertado.com) that allows users to shop in the Facebook environment.

Mertado offers personalized limited time deals. Customers can recommend deals to friends and for the right recommendations, both the customer and his/her friend earn Mertado Cash that can be used towards future purchases.

Movity

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: movity-com
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Trulia for $15m
  • Market: real estate infrastructure
Movity.com operates as a real estate search portal.
NewsLabs

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: newslabs
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
NewsLabs offers a platform that looks to help ‘old school’ journalists adapt to the web, by giving them help with advertising, SEO, and other issues they may not have had to deal with before.
Notifo

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: notifo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Notifo is a mobile application and platform which allows any web site or service to easily create mobile notifications. While it’s currently only an iPhone app, the plan is to eventually work on Android and BlackBerry devices too.
Nowmov

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: nowmov
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: thomaspun zaius jfb
  • Status: live; pivot to nowbox; pivot to delight.io
  • Market: video technology
Nowmov is a site that presents you with a stream of interesting YouTube videos, no effort on the user’s part required.
Optimizely

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: psychometric tools
Optimizely is A/B Testing you’ll actually use.
SeeingInteractive

  • Location: College Station, TX
  • CrunchBase: seeing-interactive
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; renamed to OwnLocal
  • Market:
SeeingInteractive provides Web-based software for newspapers that make money.

SeeingInteractive makes software that works with companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter so that newspapers can remain at center of local.

Swagapalooza

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: alex3917
  • Status: live
  • Market: event planning (real world)
Stuff We All Get
Tweetflow

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Tweetflow, the multi user tweet publisher!
Zencoder

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • CrunchBase: zencoder
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: jon_dahl
  • Status: acquired by brightcove for $30m
  • Market: video technology
Zencoder is web-based encoding software as a service, designed to quickly convert any video into web and mobile compatible formats. It is for web sites and applications that accept uploaded videos and need to encode them to standard formats.
Zenedy

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Zenedy lets you learn something new every day with new articles written daily about topics discovered from all around the web.

YCS09 (Summer 2009)

View YCS09 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
22 $440,000 $0
General Description
Bump

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: bump-technologies
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google
  • Market:
Bump Technologies builds mobile applications and APIs that allow two smartphones to identify one another and connect by simply being bumped together.
CarWoo

  • Location: Burlingame, CA
  • CrunchBase: carwoo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
CarWoo! is an online new-car buying service and marketplace. Buyers come to CarWoo!, state which car they are looking for and CarWoo!’s network of over 3000 dealers compete to sell the buyer the car.
DailyBooth

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: dailybooth
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: RyanAmos
  • Status: acquired (acqui-hire) by airbnb
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
DailyBooth lets users follow their friends and update them in real-time through the use of pictures and status updates.
DirectedEdge

  • Location: Berlin, DEU
  • CrunchBase: directed-edge
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
Directed Edge delivers Amazon-like ‘People who bought this also bought…’ and ‘We think you’d also like’-style recommendations to other sites, using existing data being collected such as purchase or click histories. Recommendations are served in real-time via a REST API, with language bindings in several programming languages to make integration easy.
FanChatter

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • CrunchBase: fanchatter
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
FanChatter offers a platform for sports teams and other organizations to use social media to engage with their fans.
FlightCaster

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: flightcaster
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Next Jump
  • Market: travel-related services
FlightCaster predicts flight delays.

FlightCaster can predict your probability of delay hours before the airline or any other app notifies you. FlightCaster uses a patent-pending algorithm that scours data on every domestic flight for the past 10-years and matches it to real-time conditions.

GraffitiGeo

GraffitiGeo allows users to leave brief reviews of restaurants, or for those too lazy to do that, to simply leave a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ – it’s like a highly condensed version of Yelp, or a ‘Digg for the world’. These reviews and votes can be cast from the site’s iPhone app or from the service’s homepage. The homepage also features a stream of the latest comments to come in from other users, as well as a profile for each restaurant in the system that includes all of its votes and comments. There’s also a nifty feature that lets you view a heatmap of your current region, so you can quickly figure out the hot spots in town.

The gameplay in GraffitiGeo gives you points for checking into certain locations, similar to FourSquare.

HighlightCam

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: highlightcam
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
HighlightCam takes live video streams and notes when something is actually going on in them – meaning some kind of motion. This allows them to make highlight reels of recorded video streams, as well as alert user of motion on a live stream.
InstantQ

  • Location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • CrunchBase: instantq
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
InstantQ allows restaurants to fill tables by varying prices to increase demand. It enables restaurants to send Just-In-Time promotions to customers, increasing traffic on slow nights.
Jobpic

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
n/a
JobSpice

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: jobspice
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
JobSpice is a surprisingly easy-to-use, intuitive online tool for creating a resume. Changing styles, managing different resumes for different employers, and creating web-based and PDF versions takes only a few clicks.
Lingt

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: lingt
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by dictionary.com
  • Market: education
Lingt is a service for learning languages that takes advantage of gameplay mechanics to keep users coming back for more.
Listia

  • Location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • CrunchBase: listia
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Listia, which launched in August 2009, is eBay for free stuff. Unlike giving away stuff on Craigslist, where you get deluged by emails and have to let everyone know who gets the item, Listia manages that for you. Users get a certain number of credits which they bid for the item, so whoever wins the auction is the person who wanted it the most. Users get credits in three ways: every user gets a certain number automatically, and you can get more by auctioning items, by referring friends, and by buying them.
Lockitron

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
Lockitron aims to replace physical keys entirely by letting you control your door lock with your phone. The Lockitron web app and hardware package are as of today available for general users. Apigy?
MeetingMix

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: meetingmix-com
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
MeetingMix is an online meeting agenda and meeting minutes template that you can share with attendees
Mixpanel

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: mixpanel
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: suhail
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Mixpanel is a real-time analytics service that helps improve internet applications by tracking how users interact & engage with them.
Olark

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: olark
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
Olark is a lightweight tool to chat with visitors to your website using your existing instant messaging client. Visitors to your website appear as buddies on your Buddy list, their messages to you appear as IMs.
Plurchase

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: plurchase
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: e-tail infrastructure
Plurchase is an online social shopping site. From it, you can visit online shopping sites like Zappos with the additional of a social toolbar on the right hand side of the page. You can chat with other friends online and see what they are looking at on other shopping sites as well.
RentHop

  • Location: New York
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: real estate infrastructure
RentHop lets you search NYC apartment rentals for free, no registration required! RentHop provides full landlord addresses and contact information with each listing, no broker fees attached.
RethinkDB

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: rethinkdb
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
RethinkDB is designed to be extremely fast, and implements powerful features that are cumbersome and inefficient with rotational storage. Today’s databases heavily optimize to account for high seek latency-the time it takes for a rotational drive’s platter to move. RethinkDB takes full advantage of solid-state drives, making traditional data storage layouts unnecessary. hexagram 49?
Wakemate

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: wakemate
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: devices, hardware, components (manufactured goods)
WakeMate makes personalized alarm clocks that sync with both a user’s body and their cell phone, enabling the iPhone alarm system to sound at the end of a REM cycle.

The application/ wristband system also provides a full sleep analysis on their Analytics Platform.

The WakeMate uses a science called actigraphy to analyze your sleep. Actigraphy uses an actigraph (the WakeMate unit) placed on a subject’s wrist to monitor the motion. The motion data is then analyzed to determine sleep patterns and circadian rhythms of the subject.

WePay

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: wepay
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: billclerico
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
WePay makes it easy to collect and manage money online.

Unlike competitors, WePay allows users to keep their group’s money in a dedicated account, and to share this account with their group. The service is great for roommates, clubs, organizations, fantasy leagues, teams, and much more.

YCW09 (Winter 2009)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
16 $320,000 $0
General Description
Adioso

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: adioso
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Adioso is a travel search engine that supports broad, open-ended, natural-language queries, built to satisfy the needs of budget-conscious travellers with flexible date & destination options.

Its natural language search interface allows date-flexible and destination-flexible searches, like ‘San Francisco to NYC late October’, or ‘Austin to anywhere under $200 next week’.

It also provides a routing engine that interconnects flights from low-cost airlines to allow budget-conscious travellers to identify the lowest-cost route between any two places domestically or internationally.

Adioso seeks to be the perfect travel search companion for backpackers, vagabonds, nomads, or anyone with an appetite for spontaneous travel.

Airbnb

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: airbnb
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: brianchesky
  • Status: live
  • Market: travel-related services
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. Whether the available space is a castle for a night, a sailboat for a week, or an apartment for a month, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to showcase these distinctive spaces to an audience of millions. By facilitating bookings and financial transactions, Airbnb makes the process of listing or booking a space effortless and efficient.
Cloudkick

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: cloudkick
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by rackspace for $50m
  • Market: cloud storage
Cloudkick is a centralized web-based control hub for cloud servers.
Cloudkick offers: graphs that visualize bandwith analyses and other traffic metrics, monitoring of critical server components, nodes and tags for metadata.
Divvyshot

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: divvyshot
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Facebook
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
Divvyshot allows groups of friends to share their photos easily, at their full resolutions.
Echodio

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: echodio
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: online music
Echodio makes it easy to keep iTunes music libraries in sync, securely backed up and streamable from anywhere.
Foodoro

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: foodoro
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: food discovery, catering, and restaurant technology
Foodoro is a marketplace where people can buy specialty food directly from artisanal Foodmakers.
Heyzap

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: heyzap
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: games and game features
Heyzap is a social, casual, and massively-multiplayer online games monetization and distribution platform founded in 2009 by Jude Gomila and Immad Akhund.

Heyzap provides website publishers a number of ways to integrate games into a website or blog, including the Heyzap Arcade, Heyzap Widget and the Heyzap API. These games allow websites to increase traffic, user retention, and visitor monetization via microtransactions.

For game developers, Heyzap provides an API enabling their games to become more social with improved authentication, sharing, inviting, and in-game payments. This enables developers to distribute their social games across the wider web and onto multiple social networks and the Heyzap Network of 290,000 websites.

Nambii

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: nambii
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: proximity-based mobile apps
Nambii is an online dating service with iPhone applications that allow users to send and receive flirts with people around them.
Picurio

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: picurio
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: photo sharing and social networks
Picurio is web-based photo sharing and photo management software.
PocketFunGames

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: pocketfungames
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: games and game features
pocketfungames is a game developer for the iPhone that focuses on games with strong social components.
Propable

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: real estate infrastructure
Propable was a suite of online management and investment analysis tools for property investors.
reMail

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: remail
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
ReMail is an email app that downloads all your email to your iPhone and offers a comprehensive email search.
Skysheet

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: skysheet
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Skysheet is a web-based spreadsheet, in stealth mode as of March 2009.
TheSixtyOne

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: thesixtyone
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
thesixtyone is Digg for new music, a social filter for the tsunami of indie creativity hitting the web. Like Digg, the homepage is community driven. Listeners who sign up are given a daily number of ‘hearts’ they can use to vote on songs they like. If songs you heart become popular, you earn reputation points, level up, and unlock community abilities. Listeners can also earn achievement badges for various activities, like hearting songs in under-explored genres or reaching a playcount milestone. All tracks are fully streamable and can be organized in tag-based playlists. To lubricate the experience, they’ve invented an ajax navigation system that allows listeners to enjoy seamless audio playback across pageviews.
Voxli

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: voxli
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: games and game features
Voxli offers browser-based group voice chat for gamers and teams.

Users of Voxli can voice chat with up to 200 people at a time without leaving the browser or setting up a voice server. Each group voice chat exists at a persistent URL, which can be shared with friends via email or IM. Voxli works on Windows and Mac, and supports push-to-talk (walkie talkie) functionality outside of the browser.

Wattvision

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: wattvision
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: green energy technology
Wattvision offers a simple idea: Monitor your energy consumption in realtime from the web. To do this you need a Wattvision WiFi Sensor, but if you have a digital power meter at your home, you don’t even need an electrician to install this for you.

YCS08 (Summer 2008)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
23 $460,000 $0
General Description
Anyvite

  • Location: Columbia, MD
  • CrunchBase: anyvite
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: event planning (real world)
Anyvite is a free site dedicated to event invitation creation and group organization. Launched in 2008, Anyvite provides users with the most efficient way to create invitations as well as offers the tools necessary to organize and communicate with attendees throughout the event lifecycle.
Backtype

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: backtype
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by twitter
  • Market: advertising/seo technology
BackType is a marketing intelligence platform that helps brands and agencies understand the business impact of social media. BackType also powers social features for over 100 companies, including The New York Times, Slideshare, Automattic (creators of WordPress), Bit.ly and more.
CO2Stats

  • Location: Boston
  • CrunchBase: co2stats
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: green energy technology
CO2Stats aims to help website owners understand the electricity usage and related carbon emissions associated with site usage, and then helps site owners manage their carbon footprint.

The company calculates the greenhouse gas footprint of visits to your site, based on locations of your visitors and servers, computer types, window and monitor sizes, local fuel mixes, download sizes and times.

Every month CO2Stats purchase Green-E certified Renewable Energy Certificates to offset your site’s CO2 footprint. Users can inspect your certificates and other environmental statistics by clicking on your CO2Stats badge.

FathomDB

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: fathomdb
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: justinsb
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
FathomDB offers databases as a service, taking care of many of the day-to-day tasks database administrators have to deal with and letting them focus on more complex issues.
Fliggo

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: fliggo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: merged with Vidly
  • Market: video technology
Fliggo is instant video communities.

Fliggo offers anyone the ability to create their own video-uploading site, and share the videos either privately or publicly. Fliggo hosts and streams the videos, and gives site owners easy management tools to customize and monitor activity on the site. While the basic service is free, Fliggo charges for commercial features such as serving ads on a site or controlling the domain that it is on.

Create the next YouTube or just a private place to share your videos. Sites created with Fliggo are highly customizable, with many privacy and moderation options.

Frogmetrics

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • CrunchBase: frogmetrics
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Frogmetrics aggregates your data from unlimited locations, automatically finds the most important statistics, and helps you gain insights about your business from your web browser. The company wants to place touch screens in restaurants, stores, and other brick and mortar establishments that can be used to collect customer feedback on the spot. The devices ask customers a few questions at the point of sale about their experience and can collect contact information about customers to generate leads. The information gathered across physical locations is aggregated and analyzed for trends and other statistics.
Ididwork

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: ididwork
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
ididwork is an online tool that allows employees to keep track of the work they do over time. Employee logs can then be shared with other employees, and submitted to superiors for review. ididwork can be used by an individual to keep track of work completed, and by the enterprise to increase awareness of employee activity.
MeetCast

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: meetcast
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
MeetCast is browser-based software that provides a host of features critical to effective real time interaction, including: sharing documents and images, whiteboarding, simultaneous text editing, and screen sharing. MeetCast enables face to face interaction via webcam, and creates a virtual workspace that persists the same URL and conference layout the life of a project. All items shared in a workspace are stored in the cloud for quick access during future meetings.
Ninite

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: ninite
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: platform as a service
BaseShield App Store is a distribution platform for Windows software. Users can download and install applications with one click, and each application runs in its own secure virtual space.

It is an open platform where third party developers can publish their applications. Developers who deploy their apps this way can rely on the built-in installer, update function, security and eventually payment processing.

People and Pages

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: people-and-pages
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
People and Pages is a service similar to Google Groups, allowing group organizers to manage email lists and publish to the web in one place. Although the screenshots show that it’s part WYSIWYG website creation tool as well, making it competitive with Google Sites, Weebly, and others.
Picwing

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: picwing
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: printing solutions
Picwing is a photo sharing platform that enables users to share their photos through a variety of sources.

Picwing offers a convenient printing service where their users can send photos through email using a camera or computer. These photos are printed and mailed to one or more recipients every 2 weeks.

Picwing also provides digital photo frames built upon a Linux kernel. Users can send an image from their desktop or phone, and within 20-30 seconds see it on a digital frame. The frames are mini Linux machines that the founders hope will eventually be able to support much more than image sharing.

PollEverywhere

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: polleverywhere
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
PollEverywhere is an audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, or web browser.
PopCuts

  • Location: CA
  • CrunchBase: popcuts
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
Popcuts is a unique online music store. DRM-free songs are sold for 99cents, but every time a song you bought sells, you get a cut of the proceeds (earlier buyers get a bigger cut).
Posterous

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: posterous
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: a4agarwal
  • Status: acquired by twitter for $10m
  • Market:
Posterous is a simple web publishing platform via email. Text and files can be uploaded to the site via email.

Users are not required to create an account to use Posterous. To start, users simply email content to post@posterous.com and a ‘blog’ is autocreated and sent back to the user. Registered users can tailor the blog URL, post via the website, subscribe to other users.

Posterous embeds video, MP3s and other media into a player and turns images into image galleries. PDFs and other office documents are displayed in a Scribd embedded widget.

Users can also add friends and family’s email address to any Posterous site they control. When the emails have been added, users can post by sending content they want to publish to post@sitename.posterous.com.

Scoopler

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: scoopler
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: renamed as JustSpotted
  • Market:
Scoopler is a real-time search engine. It aggregates and organizes content being shared on the Internet as it happens, like eye-witness reports of breaking news, photos and videos from big events, and links to the hottest memes of the day. It does this by constantly indexing live updates from services including Twitter, Flickr, Digg, Delicious and more. When users search for a topic on Scoopler, they get the most relevant results, updated in real-time.

Scoopler has now become JustSpotted, a celebrity-tracking tool, meant to give fans an idea of what their favorite celebrities are up to at any given moment. JustSpotted, like Scoopler, is a data-aggregator, yet JustSpotted collects from Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare – alongside their own data they’ll be collecting from users who actual spot celebrities in the wild. All the information we aggregate is publicly available and you can even do a search on Twitter yourself and find sightings of celebrities. We’re just the first people to organize it on a map and in such a way that it’s easy to consume and ENJOY.’

JustSpotted is about connecting with celebs. All the sightings on our website are naturally occurring events where an everyday person bumps into a celebrity as a chance occurrence. Back in the day, when you saw a celebrity while you were out and about the first thing you would have done was phone or text a friend. In the new age of social media, the first thing you do is share it on Facebook or Twitter. This phenomena is already happening.

Slinkset

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: slinkset
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by posterous
  • Market:
Slinkset is a white label social news platform that allows anyone to start a social news site and integrate it into their own website.
Snipd

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: snipd
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Snipd lets you grab pieces of enjoyable content from any page, save them online, and share without having to copy/paste using a simple bookmarklet. For bloggers and media sites, Snipd’s widget enables readership to Snip images, videos, or text enjoyed most within articles.

Snipd content becomes a destination for users, rather than a list of bookmarks because users are able to enjoy what they saved from within pages on the net.

With more and more content to sift through these days, Snipd makes it easier to identify hot-zones in articles. Hot-zones are dumbed-down heat maps for content. Readers can forget skimming and focus on what people are Snipping most on any page. Because a snip is an implicit vote on a piece of content, we aggregate and figure out what area of an article is attracting the most attention.

Socialbrowse

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: socialbrowse
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
SocialBrowse is a Firefox extension for sharing links. It has been described as ‘a Twitter for links’.
Startuply

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: startuply
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
Startuply is a job site focused on jobs at startups. The company argues that the average college graduating engineer goes to Google, Microsoft or another large tech company is that they don’t know about smaller startups, where they may have more responsibility and be happier. Startuply aims to solve this problem.

The company allows free job listings from startups, and gives them the opportunity to create extensive profiles that describe what they do. They also provide startups a widget that they can use to list their jobs on their own websites.

The company was previously called Jowba, which launched in late February of 2008.

TeamApart

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: team-apart
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: screen-sharing and collaborative real-time editors
Team Apart is a free real-time online group collaboration tool.
TicketStumbler

  • Location: Boston
  • CrunchBase: ticketstumbler
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
TicketStumbler is a secondary ticket market search engine and comparison website. They search through thousands of ticket listings from hundreds of brokers and ticket exchanges across the internet and present the information in an organizable format. TicketStumbler allows simple ticket comparison, enabling you to find the best seats at the best prices.
Vidly

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: vidly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
Vidly, formerly known as TwitVid (or Twitvid.io), wants to be the easiest way to share video on the web. While one aspect is sharing videos on Twitter, the focus is on other social networks as well, with a key focus on the various mobile platforms.
Youlicit

  • Location: New York
  • CrunchBase: youlicit
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Youlicit web content recommendation engine leverages the wisdom of the crowds to return the most recommended sites related to a website or topic. To use Youlicit, simply install a plug-in with the Youlicit buttons on your Firefox browser. These buttons light up, while you surf, and by clicking on them, you instantly get highly relevant recommendations, without searching. It also allows you to discover the web via personalized recommendations based on your interests and find other users interested in the same topics as you.

YCW08 (Winter 2008)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
22 $440,000 $0
General Description
280 North

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: 280-north
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by motorola for $20m cash
  • Market:
280 North is a web application company based on their proprietary application framework, Cappuccino. Along with Objective-J, Cappuccino provides a complete toolkit to develop rich web applications. It’s modeled after a proven desktop development environment, and has been released as an open source project under the LGPL.

280 North’s first application, 280 Slides, enables anyone with a web browser to quickly and easily create beautiful presentations. 280 Slides takes advantage of the web by making it trivial to find and include great media in your presentation. We also built in advanced features like importing and exporting PowerPoint documents, so your data is always portable.

8aweek

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: 8aweek
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
8aweek is a Firefox extension that monitors surfing behavior to let you know when you spend too much time on time wasting sites.
Addmired

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: addmired
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live; rename to Machine Zone (machinezone.com)
  • Market: games and game features
Addmired, Inc. is a Y Combinator funded startup. Their first product, launched in February 2008, is AddHer. In January 2009 Addmired moved into iPhone development releasing a handful of MMO’s including iMob Online, Girl Wars, iVampires & iKnights.
BaseShield

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: ninite
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: renamed to ninite
  • Market: platform as a service
BaseShield App Store is a distribution platform for Windows software. Users can download and install applications with one click, and each application runs in its own secure virtual space.

It is an open platform where third party developers can publish their applications. Developers who deploy their apps this way can rely on the built-in installer, update function, security and eventually payment processing.

Biographicon

  • Location: San Jose
  • CrunchBase: biographicon
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Biographicon is a wiki for biographies. Probably the most commonly deleted articles on Wikipedia are biographies (usually submitted by the subject) of people the Wikipedians decided are not “notable” enough. Since there was obviously demand for a universal biography site, Biographicon decided to offer one. They are half way between Wikipedia and LinkedIn.
Chatterous

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: chatterous
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Chatterous is a communications service that aims to allow groups of friends to stay in contact with each other synchronously through any communications channel. Whether a group member communicates via email services like GMail, their IM accounts, or micro-blogging services like Twitter, all communications are aggregated at one level for the group.
ContestMachine

  • Location: Southfield, MI
  • CrunchBase: contestmachine
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
ContestMachine is a web service that makes running promotions from any website easy. The service allows clients to run a contest or giveaway from their blog or website and handles the rest of the details, like collecting submissions and contacting winners. The service also allows clients varied options, like choosing entry requirements, start and end times, and the addition of prizes.
Deluux

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • CrunchBase: deluux
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Deluux aims to become distributed Facebook, or inverted Ning, by relocating the center of people’s online identities to their websites, which exist outside of any one social network. The service will facilitate the distribution of personalized content around the web and help drive traffic to websites. It has yet to launch.
Heroku

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: heroku
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by salesforce.com for about $250m
  • Market: platform as a service
Heroku is a leading provider of cloud computing, offering a Ruby platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability.
Insoshi

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: insoshi
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Insoshi is an open-source open networking platform.
Joberator

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: joberator
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
Joberator will help employers find developer talent by encouraging computer science students to refer their developer friends, of whom they have more intimate knowledge than any professional recruiter. Incentives for personal referrals are created by employers who list the bonuses they are willing to pay those who recommend candidates who are eventually hired.
Kirkland North

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: kirkland-north
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Kirkland North is taking an infectious campus-wide game that it ran at Yale and Harvard last year and spreading it to other campuses around the country.

The game, called Turf, pits sections of campuses against each other in a virtual battle for university-wide domination. The founders are currently rolling out individual versions of their online game as a service for institutions including Stanford and Harvard.

MightyQuiz

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: mightyquiz
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
MightyQuiz powers a collection of user generated quiz questions that can be answered and rated on-site or through a distributable widget.
Mixwit

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: mixwit
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: online music
Mixwit describes itself as a combination of Slide and iTunes. While it has more ambitious plans, it currently provides an easy way to make sharable mix tapes with songs found through MP3 search engines Seeqpod and Skreamr.
Omnisio

  • Location: Atherton, CA
  • CrunchBase: omnisio
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google for $15m cash
  • Market: video technology
Omnisio was founded in 2007 by Ryan Junee, Simon Ratner and Julian Frumar, and was subsquently acquired by YouTube in July 2008. Omnisio enabled users to annotate and share videos from any website, and enabled markup of the structure within a video.

On May 13, 2008, Omnisio launched a slide-syncing tool using SlideShare for slides and a host of video services.

RescueTime

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • CrunchBase: rescuetime
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
RescueTime is a web-based time management tool that keeps track of what you do and for how long when you are on your computer. Users download a desktop application from RescueTime that does all the tracking work, so there is no data entry needed from the user’s perspective.
Snaptalent

  • Location: London, GBR
  • CrunchBase: snaptalent
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: employment resources
Snaptalent powers a distributed job advertisement network primarily meant for developer listings.

Job ads submitted to Snaptalent are displayed on the service’s participating websites. A unique feature about the network is that it will detect the IP addresses of website visitors and attempt to identify whether they work for a particular company or attend a particular university. It will then serve up targeted ads that have been designated for, say, employees of Google or students of Carnegie Mellon.

Tipjoy

  • Location: Arlington, MA
  • CrunchBase: tipjoy
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Tipjoy is a simple, social payments engine that allows merchants to sell digital content and features, charities to raise money for causes, and individuals to give money to one another.
Trigger.io

  • Location: San Francisco, CA; London, UK
  • CrunchBase: triggerio-2
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Trigger is “Phonegap Build done right.” Trigger makes a cross-platform mobile development framework targeted at web developers who want to be able to create native mobile apps.
Webmynd

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: webmynd
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Webmynd lets you create search sidebars with your content.
Wundrbar

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: wundrbar
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Wundrbar wants to improve upon the search bar experience by providing users with powerful inline commands. The idea is reminiscent of YubNub but Wundrbar strives to appeal to a larger audience and to incorporate functionality that helps people manage their personal online accounts in addition to searching the web.
YumDots

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: yumdots
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: travel-related services
YumDots wants to be the go-to mobile application for finding places to eat when out on the town. Its emphasis on using interactive maps to display information about local restaurants makes it more efficient than other mobile review services like Yelp’s.

YCS07 (Summer 2007)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
17 $340,000 $0
General Description
Adpinion

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: hello-chair
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Hello Chair is the company that makes Adpinion and Appsaurus. Hello, Chair Inc. is a mobile/iPhone application company. The company produces Appsaurus, an application recommendation and discovery engine. The company also created Adpinion, a mobile advertising system that allows users to vote for ads they like or dislike.
Anywhere.fm

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: anywhere-fm
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by imeem for less than $5m
  • Market: online music
Anywhere.fm lets you upload your music collection onto their site and then play your music anywhere from the web.
Appjet

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: appjet
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google for low-8-figures
  • Market:
AppJet is an online programming tool for building simple web apps. Founded by former MIT students, AppJet intends to simplify the process of writing web applications. The applications are programmed on a web based text editor in the simple but powerful JavaScript programming language. AppJet powers the Etherpad app created by the same founders.
Bountii

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: bountii
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Bountii (pronounced bounty) is a new price search engine. Emerging from the Y Combinator class of 2007, they focus on the incredibly popular and competitive category of electronics, currently crawling over 30 merchants. Bountii says they differentiate themselves from other price search engines by digging deeper into the prices. Their data includes shipping and handling, and finds especially low prices normally hidden from basic searches, like the ones Costco only shows at check out.
Clickpass

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: clickpass
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by yola
  • Market:
Clickpass makes OpenID easy to use and brings OpenID closer to the mainstream than any other company has done before.

The service wraps up the complexities of OpenID such that users are presented with consistent interfaces across all of the applications they use and can access them quickly and easily without needing a password.

Cloudant

  • Location: Somerville, MA
  • CrunchBase: cloudant
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
Cloudant is a non-relational, zero-configuration, distributed database service based on Apache CouchDB. Cloudant takes full advantage of the cloud platform, automatically distributing data across multiple servers and seamlessly scaling the database to accommodate the needs of any application. Cloudant provides the simplicity web developers want with the power to store and analyze the ever-increasing data volumes web applications need.
Disqus

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: disqus
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: danielha
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Disqus (formerly Big Head Labs) is a networked community platform, reaching over 200 million people a month, hundreds of thousands of registered communities, and millions of active commenters. The service offers a networked comment system used to foster engagement and connect audiences from around the web.
Draftmix

  • Location: Campbell, CA
  • CrunchBase: draftmix
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
On DraftMix fantasy sports fans can sign up and play pickup games against other players on the site for virtual dollars or for real money . Open games are listed in a lobby, where players can sign up in groups ranging from 4 to 10 players each paying into a prize pool. DraftMix also ponies up a nightly cash prize for a free game as well.
Dropbox

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: dropbox
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: dhouston
  • Status: live
  • Market: cloud storage
Dropbox is a software product that makes it easy to securely share files with other people, sync them across multiple computers, access them from anywhere, and keep them safe.
Fuzzwich

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: fuzzwich
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Fuzzwich is an online animation space that includes MiniVid, a simple, playful animator. Fuzzwich is made by Habit Industries.
Justin.tv

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: justintv
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: justin
  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
Justin.tv is the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video. With more than 41 million unique visitors per month and 428,000 channels broadcasting live video, Justin.tv is the leading live video site on the Web, enabling users to create real-time connections with others around the world.
Reble

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: reble
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: online music
Reble offers a software download, only for windows, that allows users to stream music from your friends who also have installed Reble.
SlapVid

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • CrunchBase: slapvid
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
SlapVid was reinvented as Cloudant at Y Combinator. SlapVid was a video site built on peer-to-peer technology that allows you to browse, search and watch video pulled from top video sites. When you find something you like you can ‘Slap It’, which adds it to your own video channel called a SlapStrip. SlapStrips can be shared with friends and added to blogs, websites and social networks like MySpace and Facebook.
SocialPicks

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: socialpicks
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by financialcontent for $8m
  • Market:
SocialPicks provides individual investors with a trusted online investing community where they can invest smarter together.
Songkick

  • Location: London, GBR
  • CrunchBase: songkick
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: petesmithy
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
Songkick lets you track the live music you like. Track artists, venues, and your concert buddies for event updates. Instantly track your favorite artists from Pandora, Last.fm, or iTunes.
Splashup

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: splashup
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Splashup, formerly known as fauxto, is an online image editing service that provides some advanced tools and is unique for its incorporation of image editing layer effects.
Zecter (Versionate)

  • Location: Burlingame, CA
  • CrunchBase: zecter
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Motorola Mobility for $25m
  • Market: cloud storage
Zecter is creating technology that aims to make it easy to share files with others over the internet.

YCW07 (Winter 2007)

View YCW07 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
13 $260,000 $0
General Description
Auctomatic

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: auctomatic
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by live current media for $5m
  • Market:
Auctomatic, offers an auction and marketplace management system for all of those individual sellers on such sites as Ebay, Amazon, Overstock and others. The application lets you list your items as well as manage your sales, but it also helps you understand how to best optimize your selling and maximize profits.
Buxfer

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: buxfer
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Buxfer is the next-generation personal finance solution, taking money management to the web. Buxfer lets you monitor all your bank and credit card accounts at one single place.
Heysan

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: heysan
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by good technology
  • Market:
Heysan is a free mobile messaging and community based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded though Y Combinator and was incubated with Twitter its first year.
Octopart

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: octopart
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: electronics design
Octopart is a vertical search engine, which launched not too long ago, focuses on putting an end the inadequate search engines used by electronics parts manufacturers. Octopart lets you search, compare prices, and view specifications for parts on Allied Electronics, Digi-Key, Mouser, and Newark InOne.
Parakey

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: parakey
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Facebook
  • Market:
Parakey was founded in early 2006 by Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt of Mozilla/Firefox fame. Little has been revealed about what Parakey will actually do, but it has been touted as both a platform and set of applications that will merge the desktop environment with the Web. It has also been described as a Web-based operating system. Great emphasis has been placed on Parakey’s potential to make tasks on the computer more intuitive for the average Joe.
SocialMoth

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: socialmoth
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Socialmoth is a community to post your thoughts anonymously. You can view postings (mostly gossip and secrets) from the whole community as well as get updates for when someone in your group of friends makes a post.
Tsumobi

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: tsumobi
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Tsumobi hopes to solve the problem with mobile apps by creating their own language. The new language will sit on top of J2ME and process applications downloaded (via URL) for Tsumobi enabled sites.
View3

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
dead
VirtualMin

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: virtualmin
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Virtualmin is taking on the lack of innovation in the server admin programs, like Plesk, by making a more accessable version for pages managed by the non-technical crowd.
Weebly

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: weebly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: drusenko
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion.
Whitenoise Networks

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: whitenoise-networks
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: online music
Whitenoise is like a social network for the music industry. It comes with specially made tools for bands, agents, publicists, and venues to manage each part of their business. Bands will be able to manage their cross country tours by map.
Writewith

  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • CrunchBase: writewith
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Writewith is a collaborative writing web app, enabling you to easily flow through the steps of writing, editing, and publishing a document with a group. A document is started by uploading an existing document (.doc, .txt, .rdf) or just typing away.
Zenter

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: zenter
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Zenter is an web based presentation app that promises to really take advantage of being online. Users will have the regular functionality of PowerPoint, but with the ability to directly add content from the web (Google Images). Each public slide show will also be put into a public library, for other users to remix or just drop into their show.

YCS06 (Summer 2006)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
10 $200,000 $0
General Description
JamGlue

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: jamglue
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: online music
Jamglue is an online community where you can listen to or mix music from a library of user-contributed music. Jamglue launched in December 2006, and now supports a community of over a million users, who have contributed over two million mixes and tracks.
JumpChat

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase:
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
JumpChat is a platform bridging mobile text messages, email, and IM communication without needing to download anything. Users can send mass messages on any of the platforms and JumpChat will send it to the platform the receiver activates. They are currently focusing on mass mobile messaging, where users can shoot off mass messages to the groups they define.
LikeBetter

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: likebetter-com
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: psychometric tools
LikeBetter is a pairwise visual psychometric tool. LikeBetter is an online personality test game, where you look at two photos and choose which one you Like Better. After a few responses, Like Better makes some guesses about your personality, ranging from political preferences to your income bracket.
OMGPOP

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: omgpop
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by zynga for $210m
  • Market: games and game features
OMGPOP (formerly known as iminlikewithyou) is a free online multiplayer game site that specializes in social games. The Company started in 2006 as iminlikewithyou, a place for people to play games to meet each other and in 2009 changed its name to the shorter OMGPOP where people meet each other to play games.
PollGround

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase:
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
PollGround is a social polling site. Pollground allows you to easily create surveys and allow the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ to answer your question.
Scribd

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: scribd
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: news, reading, and publishing
Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing website.
Shoutfit

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase:
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: fashion and clothing
Shoutfit is a social network for sharing fashion trends.
Talkito

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase:
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Talkito is a service that enables its users to meet and chat when they visit the same websites.
Thinkature

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: screen-sharing and collaborative real-time editors
Thinkature is a free, easy-to-use and straightforward online live-collaboration and brainstorming tool. Create, move, edit, draw and connect ideas with your teammate(s) in real-time. Nothing to download or install, it works directly in your browser.
Xobni

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: xobni
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: brezina
  • Status: acquired by yahoo for $60m
  • Market: search tech and messaging (contacts, email, sms, text)
Xobni, the word ‘inbox’ spelled backwards, has created a new way to look at your email. Xobni takes the effort out of organizing, searching, and navigating your email.

YCW06 (Winter 2006)

View YCW06 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
8 $160,000 $0
General Description
AudioBeta

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: unknown
  • Market:
Renamed to Giraffe Giraffe.
Clustrix

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: clustrix
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
Clustrix, Inc. has created a new category called Clustered Database Systems (CDS) for Internet-scale applications.
Flagr

  • Location: Oyster Bay, NA
  • CrunchBase: flagr
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Flagr enables users to share places, adding photos, video and descriptions from their mobile phone. They can then create maps and embed them on any website.
InklingMarkets

  • Location: Chicago
  • CrunchBase: inkling
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: analytics tools, data visualization, and big data
Inkling provides a platform for companies to run their own internal or external prediction marketplaces.
Snipshot

  • Location: British Columbia
  • CrunchBase: snipshot
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Snipshot is a photo editor that lets you start editing any photo with one click of a bookmarklet.
TextPayMe

  • Location: Redmond, WA
  • CrunchBase: textpayme
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by amazon for $5m
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
TextPayMe is an SMS payment service that lets you send money to other people using cell phone text messaging.
Wufoo

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: wufoo
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: unfoldedorigami
  • Status: acquired by surveymonkey for $35m
  • Market: surveys and forms
Wufoo is an Internet application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast and fun.
YouOS

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: youos
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
YouOS provides a platform for developers to create and distribute applications that live in a browser-based ‘desktop’ environment.

YCS05 (Summer 2005)

View YCS05 on its own page.

Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
8 $160,000 $0
General Description
ClickFacts

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: clickfacts
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
ClickFacts is a Malware Software Solutions company for buyers and sellers of online media.
Firecrawl

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
n/a
Infogami

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by reddit
  • Market:
Infogami is a wiki application framework built by late hacker Aaron Swartz. Infogami used the web.py framework.
kiko

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: kiko
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: justin
  • Status: acquired by tucows for $258k
  • Market:
Kiko is an web calendar for anyone who wants to keep and share a calendar online.
Loopt

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: loopt
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by greendot for about $45m
  • Market: proximity-based mobile apps
Loopt is a location-based social mapping service that allows individuals to use their location to discover the world around them.
memamp

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
n/a
Reddit

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: reddit
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by conde nast
  • Market: news, reading, and publishing
reddit is the voice of the internet — news before it happens.
Simmery

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
n/a
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