Summer 2013 Companies (YC S13)

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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

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  • 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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  • CrunchBase: coreos
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
CoreOS is Linux for massive server deployments. CoreOS is minimal (linux kernel + systemd), Docker compatible, and clustered by default.
Crowdery

  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • CrunchBase: crowdery
  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: datarank
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  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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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

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  • CrunchBase: doordash
  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: fanhero
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: gocomm
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: lumoid
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
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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

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  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: orbs-ccg
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • CrunchBase: watchsend
  • 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

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  • 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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  • CrunchBase: weilos
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: physical fitness
Weilos helps you get physically fit by connecting you with a coach “like you” who has successfully lost weight. Your coach will teach you the secrets to their success and support you to achieve your own goals.
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