Summer 2010 Companies (YC S10)

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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.
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