Summer 2011 Companies (YC S11)

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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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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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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  • CrunchBase: b2brev
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  • Status: live
  • Market:
B2Brev is b2b business reviews.
Bushido

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  • CrunchBase: bushido
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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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  • CrunchBase: clerky
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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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  • CrunchBase: cryptoseal
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
CryptoSeal provides Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as a service.
DebtEye

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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: interstate
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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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  • CrunchBase: interview-street
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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
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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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  • CrunchBase: mixrank
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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
  • Market:
Opez helps independent service professionals build and maintain relationships with their clientele.
OrderAhead

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  • CrunchBase: orderahead
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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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  • CrunchBase: pagelever
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • 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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  • CrunchBase: 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: stypi
  • Twitter: n/a
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  • 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

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  • 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.
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