Winter 2013 Companies (YC W13)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CrunchBase: backlift
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Status: live
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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

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • CrunchBase: 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
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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