Winter 2011 Companies (YC W11)

Share:

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.
Share this post: