Here Are The Companies That Presented At Y Combinator Demo Day 1

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It’s that time again! Today was Demo Day 1 (of 2) for Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 category — when investors and reporters get their initial in-person demeanour during many of a startups that YC has been incubating for a past few months.

Want to see what debuted? We’ll have a list of a favorites shortly — though if we wish something some-more exhaustive, we’ve got a whole list below.

Startups are listed in sequence of presentation, along with a attempts to report a association in only a few words. We’ve also related to a existent coverage for any company, where applicable.


  • HigherMe: Helps employers and employees source and fill hourly jobs
  • Nomiku: An at-home sous-vide that clips onto your existent pot, with sous-vide prepared dishes shipped to your door
  • SmartHires: Helps founders make hires from recommendations finished by other founders in their common investor’s portfolio.
  • Cleanly: Laundry pickup/delivery in NYC
  • Outbound: Helps companies promulgate with business by email or SMS all from one executive hub.
  • Level: Custom print support creation, earnest to sell frames during “half a price” of large box stores.
  • Priime: Photo modifying that recommends filters automatically
  • Kuhcoon: Automated Facebook ad campaigns for tiny businesses
  • Treeline: Build a backend though coding
  • InsiteVR: Helps we simply perspective a 3D indication in practical reality
  • Pigeonly: Helping inmates stay connected with their families while incarcerated
  • Omniref: Rap Genius for code. Annotations that hang to code; like comments, though they automatically follow your formula as it’s changed around in your program
  • TeamNote: Provides craving communications for companies that have people out in a field.
  • Spoil: Personal present concierge. You collect how most you’re peaceful to spend on a gift; they buy it and send it.
  • MetricWire: Software for researchers conducting clinical trials
  • GiveMeTap: Buy a H2O bottle, and they give someone in Africa “5 years of purify celebration water”
  • Chariot: Shared commuting; 4 routes currently.
  • DemocracyOS: Get information about a stream topics being discussed in Congress, and debate/vote within a village on how you’d like your deputy to act.
  • Paperspace: Your possess personal mechanism vital in a cloud. You entrance it by any browser.

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  • Bluesmart: Suitcases with built-in 3G, GPS and a rechargeable battery to assign your devices. The association has sole 8,000 units so far, totalling $2.5 million in revenue.
  • Platzi: Online training height directed during record skills. Based in Latin America, a association now has $120,000 in monthly repeated revenue.
  • Booktrope: Collaborative book making, assisting writers work with their editors, artists, etc. A built-in group building apparatus helps authors find people to assistance them.
  • Bright: Bright relates a indication identical to Solar City to a building world, bringing solar energy and lower-priced electricity to those who need it. The association claims that each designation it executes generates $10,000 of profit.
  • Kickback: Win income betting on videogames. Legal in 45 U.S. States, Canada, and “most of a world.”
  • Helps companies that horde APIs yield clean, elementary support for developers. The organisation is a gamble predicated on postulated expansion in a superiority of APIs.
  • SigOpt: Helps to optimize all from ad campaigns to shred cream formulas
  • Raven Tech Project Flow: combines apps like Yelp and Maps, to assistance people govern multi-step tasks regulating their voices. They wish to build a “voice-based OS”
  • WorkLife: A apparatus for creation meetings some-more efficient, collaborative and effective
  • Shift Messenger: Shift Messenger is a use designed to assistance hourly workers know their shifts, trade shifts and stay in hold with their coworkers.
  • SIRUM: Redistributes over-abundance remedy from pharmacies. Pharmacies present their additional meds, and SIRUM gets it to those who need it during a reduce cost.
  • GitLab: Like GitHub, though we can run it on your possess servers.
  • TaskPipes: Assists SaaS applications speak to one another by ensuring that information upheld between several platforms is understanable by both.
  • Cinder: A intelligent grill. You tell it how we like your steak, it cooks it precisely and texts we when it’s done. Sold $150k in pre-sales in 3 weeks.
  • Giveffect: The association builds program for nonprofits, wanting to turn a “donate” symbol for a world.
  • Moltin: Lets we simply supplement e-commerce functionality (think Shopping Carts) to a site with only a few lines of code.
  • Detroit Water Project: Help families in Detroit compensate their delinquent H2O bills. Aims to grow to 8 some-more cities by Thanksgiving.
  • Luka: Accepts healthy denunciation inputs to assistance users, for now, find a best food in San Francisco regulating synthetic intelligence. You can also book reservations from inside a application.
  • SmartSpot: Smart mirrors for gyms that investigate your form as we lift. 3D cameras lane your physique and yield guidance.
  • Pachyderm: Data analytics for Docker, assisting companies entirely implement what containerization has brought to a record space.
  • Bagaveev Corporation: Building rockets privately to launch nanosatellites. 1/100th a distance of a customary ground-to-orbit rocket. Promises to launch 50 rockets per year.

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  • Pakible: Helps companies pattern and sequence their earthy wrapping online. Claims that it will boat 1 million units this month.
  • Popular Pays: “Decentralizes advertising” by assisting brands coordinate with amicable influencers (Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, etc.) in advance. Influencers offer to twitter about something during a specific time/date and offer their ideas. Brands collect and select that they like best.
  • Yhat: A computing resolution for information scientists. The association sits during a intersection of augmenting marketplace recognition of information scholarship itself and cloud computing.
  • SlideMail: A intelligent email assistant. It skims your email for critical information (meetings, flights) to set adult reminders, and offers suggestions as to that emails it thinks we substantially only wish to repository and get out of a way.
  • Pomello: Uses algorithms to improved establish when a intensity sinecure will fit in during a employing firm. The outcome of that is reduce worker shake and, presumably, a happier workforce.
  • Dealyze: White-label patron faithfulness programs. Think something like FiveStar, though customized and themed to your business.
  • Groupahead: Gives groups of any distance their possess membership-based mobile application. The association charges on a subscription basement for a service. Groupahead cited frats and yacht clubs as intensity user scenarios.
  • Vanhawks: An “operating system” for bikes. Handles things like health metrics and burglary alerts. It built a bike as a explanation of concept, sole $1.3 million worth. Will concentration on chartering with bike manufacturers relocating forward.
  • Magic: The crazy-viral plan from a few weeks behind is one phone series — content it a ask for anything (legal), and it’ll respond with a cost for them to perform it.
  • Trackin: Food smoothness software. Provides an online grouping system, an analytics dashboard for managers, and a mobile app for employees.
  • PushMarket: helps expostulate sales by automating email selling to send “personalized” email during a “right time.” There seems to be a fight between startups that wish to possibly kill email or improved precedence it.
  • Perceptive Labs: Has combined earthy record that can be deployed to drones, assisting them self-navigate. The association also intends to partner with worker OEMs to confederate a record into new units before they’re shipped.

A few companies presenting during a finish of a day were remarkable as “off a record,” essentially since they aren’t prepared for open bearing yet. As detailing these companies before to launch would harm them, we’ve respected this request.

Tomorrow brings another outrageous turn of presentations, so be certain to check behind for that batch.

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