Community Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) 2024

June 2024

Browse 49 of the top Community startups funded by Y Combinator.

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  • Reddit
    Reddit (s2005)Acquired • 2,000 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Founded by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005, Reddit is an online community where users submit, vote, and comment on content, news, and discussions. Nicknamed "the front page of the internet,"​ Reddit is one of the top ten sites in the United States (source: Alexa), with hundreds of millions of users each month on desktop, mobile web, and our official Android/iOS apps. Interested in joining our growing team? Check out about.reddit.com/careers
    community
    social-media
    social
    social-network
  • DevColor (w2016)Active • 7 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    dev/color is a non-profit organization that aims to maximize the impact of Black software engineers. Our mission is to provide Black engineers with the connections and skills needed to start and stay in the industry, and advance into leadership roles. We’re a community for software engineers, by software engineers. We work with members throughout their careers, from college to industry, through mentorship, goal setting and events.
    education
    community
    diversity-&-inclusion
  • Myria
    Myria (w2022)Active • 7 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Myria is a private community and concierge for off-market goods & services — the things you can't Google. Ultra-high net worth individuals spend $390 billion per year ($1.3 million each) on lifestyle, but they still struggle to find everything they want. Why? Because the best of any category — homes, boats, restaurant reservations — the best stuff is never listed online. Likewise, the best people don’t need the internet to find a new client or job. The best is always off-market. Myria is the Off-Marketplace. Myria helps off-market sellers reach the nicest and wealthiest buyers. In turn, we help the world’s most successful people access the best of everything, give back, and get the most out of life. If it’s off-market, it’s on Myria!
    marketplace
    consumer
    community
  • Recurse Center
    Recurse Center (s2010)Active • 10 employees • New York, NY, USA
    The Recurse Center is a self-directed, educational retreat for people who want to get better at programming, whether they've been programming for three decades or three months. The retreat is free for all participants because we run an integrated recruiting agency and provide (optional) personalized recruiting services to anyone in our community considering a new job.
    education
    community
    recruiting
  • Women Who Code (s2016)Active • 25 employees • Atlanta, GA, USA
    Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering diverse women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where diverse women and historically excluded people thrive at every level. The organization has executed more than 15,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 320,000, and delivers programming to members in 147 countries. Women Who Code Values Focus on the mission, Design for inclusion, Advocate for change, Journey forward WHAT WE DO: -Advance diverse women in their careers every step of the way -Provide a community of 320,000 that has become a movement in technology leadership -Build Global Leaders in Tech, effectively changing the industry -Offer low to no-barrier-to-entry programs, events, scholarships, and more for women to build tech and leadership skills -Job board (ask about a YC discount) Learn more at: www.womenwhocode.com or contact us at contact@womenwhocode.com
    education
    nonprofit
    community
  • Here
    Here (s2020)Active • 9 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Here is where friends and communities hang out together online in personalized and customized rooms. We believe that the Internet should be fun, weird and shared with others. You know what it feels like to be in the same place with a friend? To do something together? It's magical. And there's nothing quite like it online. Here is changing that.
    consumer
    community
  • Replicate
    Replicate (w2020)Active • 27 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    artificial-intelligence
    developer-tools
    machine-learning
    community
    open-source
  • Withfriends
    Withfriends (w2019)Active • 3 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Withfriends makes it easy for any small business to offer memberships, so that your community can subscribe to support your business. Simply connect us to your online store or point-of-sale, and we'll offer memberships to your customers during checkout. We've found 1 in 20 customers will choose to become members, bringing your business an additional 45% in revenue.
    marketplace
    community
    subscriptions
  • Leaders In Tech (formerly InnerSpace) (s2015)Active • 1 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Leaders In Tech Fellows is a 10-month program limited to 72 hand-picked founders nominated by the tech community for their commitment to building high-performing and culturally-healthy organizations. The Fellows program is based on the legendary Interpersonal Dynamics ("Touchy Feely") class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is led by Carole Robin former faculty director and matriarch of that program. 146 Fellows alumni now run companies valued at over $50B that employ thousands of people.
    community
  • HENRY
    HENRY (s2020)Active • 100 employees • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    We train software developers & data scientists for free and help them find a job remotely in exchange of a share of their future income.
    education
    marketplace
    b2b
    community
    latin-america
  • Zidisha
    Zidisha (w2014)Active • 1 employees • Sterling, VA, USA
    Zidisha is the world's first direct peer-to-peer lending service to bridge the international wealth divide, allowing individuals worldwide to lend to and communicate with borrowers in developing countries without local intermediaries. The direct connection creates better transparency, more profit for the entrepreneurs and lenders, and greater wealth creation for the world's poorest communities. We've been featured in numerous press and media for our groundbreaking work in using internet and mobile phone technologies to connect entrepreneurs in some of the world's most isolated and impoverished places with the international peer-to-peer lending market.
    fintech
    marketplace
    community
    crowdfunding
  • Cabal
    Cabal (s2021)Active • 8 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Cabal helps founders get more out of their investors and advisors. We do this by providing a private workspace for founders to send asks & updates, track contributions, and get warm intros to prospects and candidates.
    saas
    b2b
    community
  • KubeSail
    KubeSail (s2019)Active • 2 employees • Pasadena, CA, USA
    KubeSail is the home hosting company. We make it easy to take back your privacy, fix the internet, and de-google all at once: host apps at home! Plug in a spare PC or buy our custom home-hosting hardware https://pibox.io, install apps like PhotoPrism, NocoDB, and Minecraft, and enjoy complete ownership of your data. We build everything you need to make hosting at home viable and fun. For companies, we make it easy to deploy software on-demand for your customers (either in the cloud, or by physically shipping them pre-configured hardware) to your users. Companies like ChatWoot use KubeSail Platform to deploy instances of their software dynamically, the moment a user pays.
    hardware
    community
    kubernetes
  • Plura (formerly Bloom Community)
    Plura (formerly Bloom Community) (w2020)Active • 5 employees • Oakland, CA, USA
    Plura (formerly Bloom Community) is a YCombinator backed startup based in Oakland, CA on a mission to use software to bring people together. Plura is a consent-forward social and dating community that helps you meet new friends and partners organically through shared events and experiences. We partner with local event producers to help you connect and chat with other attendees before and after events. And, with a strong consent culture and referral-based community, we're the safest place to meet new partners and friends. The team is led by Lauren Vegter. Lauren spent 5 years at Facebook, most recently leading viral user growth for Instagram from 700M to past a billion users in two years.
    community
  • Wakie
    Wakie (w2016)Active • 10 employees • Menlo Park, CA, USA
    Users perform millions of calls and send hundreds of millions of messages every month. The topics vary from language practicing to mental issues to personal life conversations.
    mental-health-tech
    community
    social-media
  • GAVEL
    GAVEL (w2022)Active • 10 employees • Berlin, Germany
    Gavel is a live shopping marketplace for retailers in the EU, starting with comic stores. We allow shop owners to turn their offline store into a live and interactive online store within a couple of seconds. With our passion for technology, we build the best platform to connect, buy and sell with and from each other. 👉 Check out our app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Being part of GAVEL is more than a job — it’s a journey. Working in a fast-growing startup that has a fundamental impact on e-commerce. Regular online stores don't cut it anymore. Gavel is here to change that. Long live live shopping 🔥 This is your chance to be part of something big right from the very beginning. So roll up your sleeves and get involved 💪
    marketplace
    community
    e-commerce
  • Venu AI
    Venu AI (w2021)Active • 5 employees • San Jose, CA, USA
    Build your community with Venu AI, the community building, B2B connections, and event marketing platform for enterprise.
    b2b
    community
    sales
    marketing
    ai
  • Lumina
    Lumina (w2022)Active • 12 employees • Singapore
    🚀 Lumina💧 (YC W22) is a fast growing job platform in Southeast Asia with 1.5 million workers, helping 30k companies recruit and optimize at scale. 🤖 We are now expanding globally with Lumibot, a bespoke AI+human-powered automation service. We help companies automate mundane, repetitive processes with AI and human-in-the-loop catering for various use cases in data ops and complex workflows. This allows your business to focus on your core and grow faster, better and cheaper. 👌Our AI-powered automation start with USD 13/hour, supplemented with human-in-the-loop at USD 2-6/hour. Our services are managed based on SLAs by dedicated service managers under a prepaid credit system without arduous contracts for optimum flexibility. No minimum commitment with fully-refundable deposit from as low as USD 500^. 🛠️ We currently support the following use cases: 1) operations support 2) revenue operations support 3) web and social media management 4) email management 5) content moderation 6) AI training and verification 7) AI text humanization 8) custom process automation ... with more to come ... 👥️️ Lumibot (by Lumina) is backed by Y-Combinator, Monk's Hill Ventures, Alpha JWC, Goodwater Capital, SWC Global and January Capital. More information about us: * 💬 WA: https://wa.me/message/SEMGBRM22MDYK1 * 📅 CAL: https://usemotion.com/meet/aswin-andrison/global * 🌐 WEB: https://www.lumibot.com ^ Reach out to us on special deals ONLY for YC companies!
    aiops
    marketplace
    saas
    community
    automation
  • Kopa
    Kopa (w2019)Active • 6 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Kopa is the marketplace for monthly rentals and compatible housemates. We believe that exploration and community make people whole. Kopa exists to inspire people to get out of their comfort zones, to form lasting relationships, and to live more fulfilled lives. Kopa enables people to browse rentals, find roommates, and book and pay for spaces all online.
    marketplace
    housing
    community
  • FrontPage
    FrontPage (s2021)Active • 24 employees • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    FrontPage has built a community for financial market traders in India. The community has more than 1M monthly active users. Now building a new stock trading platform for India, leveraging AI advances.
    fintech
    community
    ai
  • The Juggernaut
    The Juggernaut (w2019)Active • 4 employees • New York, NY, USA
    The Juggernaut is a NY-based subscription media company and community for the South Asia-curious. Targeted subscription media is a valuable bet: Black Entertainment Television (BET) sold to Viacom for $2.3b in 2000 and Liberty Media valued Univision at $14b in 2017. The U.S. South Asia diaspora alone has $460b of spending power and is the fastest growing demographic in the U.S., yet is underserved. We're backed by some incredible investors, including Precursor Ventures (also in The Athletic, Superhuman), Kevin Lin (co-founder, Twitch), Adam Hansmann (co-founder, The Athletic), and Balaji Srinivasan (ex-Coinbase CTO, ex-GP a16z).
    community
    media
    subscriptions
  • Coderhouse
    Coderhouse (w2021)Active • 225 employees • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    A web app that offers live online courses in programming, design, data, online marketing and more. Our courses are nearly as affordable as online Moocs (~$40 a month) and as effective as Bootcamps. We achieve this by running 100 person live classes with one expert professor and one mentor per 15 students. Every class, students need to turn in assignments that are corrected by their mentors and at the end of the course they need to turn in and approve a final project. We also help our selected students with careers services such as mockup interviews, Linkedin enhancement, and more. All of this creates a level of accountability that allows us to achieve really low churn levels (<9%). Our career tracks last between 9-11 months and we give our selected students their money back in case they don't get a job 6 months after they are done with the course.
    education
    elearning
    community
  • Blushh
    Blushh (w2021)Active • 3 employees • Seoul, South Korea
    Blushh is a sensual audio app for women in Asia. With a simple monthly subscription, women can listen to intimate and immersive audio stories. What Spotify and Audible did for music and audiobooks we’re going to do for women’s sexual wellness.
    entertainment
    community
  • Flow Club
    Flow Club (s2021)Active • 6 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    https://www.flow.club/ is a virtual co-working space where people work in high-intensity sprints designed to double their productivity. We envision a world where... - anyone can access deep, focused flow anytime, anywhere - working independently or remotely doesn’t have to feel like you're on your own Our mission is to build the software that powers the most inspiring and productive work environment for knowledge workers. Our members love Flow Club (https://www.flow.club/wall-of-love). We’re growing quickly, just presented at Y Combinator's Summer 2021 Demo Day, raised $5M, and hiring our founding team. We are backed by Worklife Ventures, a firm investing in companies re-designing the way work gets done in the future, and 100 more of the world's best investors and operators. Among our investors are Paul Graham and the founders of iconic companies like Dropbox, Mercury, Quora, Outschool, and Sendbird. Finally, we are inspired by our members and hosts who we see everyday working out of Flow Club building the most incredible things. They remind us great things are built incrementally, one step at a time.
    consumer
    community
    productivity
    health-&-wellness
    remote-work
  • Stipop
    Stipop (s2021)Active • 8 employees • Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Stipop is a monetization platform for character creators, or simply put, Patreon for character creators. We help independent character IP owners generate revenue directly from their audience with fun, dynamic features. Previously, Stipop was a sticker platform with 5,000 sticker creators, and 250K stickers and provided stickers to Canva, Teams, Google, and Adobe. We also provide sticker API and SDK to help chat apps improve revenue and user engagement. Stipop has been invested by Snap (through Yellow Accelerator), YC, Translink Investment, Strong Ventures, Next Ventures, and more.
    marketplace
    consumer
    community
  • Shimmer
    Shimmer (s2021)Active • 6 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Shimmer provides ADHD coaching to people with ADHD or executive function challenges. Shimmer was born from a group of ADHD coaches, psychiatrists, doctors, and engineers to create a personalized, action-oriented playground for you and your coach to explore. We're not another list, calendar, or app: we're real human interactions paired with expert strategies, so that you can make real changes in your life. Come check us out! Our ADHD coaches partner with you to co-design a plan to achieve your goals. You'll experiment with strategies on a weekly basis to implement a routine fit specifically for you. Our program has been designed off science-backed methods in partnership with NYU, UC Berkeley, and UCSF.
    mental-health-tech
    community
  • Café
    Café (s2021)Active • 6 employees • Paris, France
    Café connects teams across your organization through real-life interactions. Build human connection, give your workplace purpose, and increase cross-collaboration — all in one place
    community
    hr-tech
    social-network
  • Cumbuca
    Cumbuca (s2021)Active • 18 employees • São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
    Cumbuca is the first digital group account for Brazilian families. By grouping individual accounts with a shared permission system that's completely customizable, Cumbuca mimics the experience of American joint accounts - which aren't available in Brazil - providing features such as shared savings, debt tracking and bill splitting on everything from utilities to groceries and online delivery, so you don't ever have to argue with your loved ones again.
    fintech
    community
  • Siglo
    Siglo (s2021)Active • 20 employees • Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
    Siglo is a wireless ISP for communities in urban Latin America offering a faster, better, and easy-to-pay service.
    fintech
    community
    telecommunications
  • Filadd
    Filadd (s2021)Active • 60 employees • Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
    With online courses, we help students graduate from University, starting from the admissions and throughout their entire college education until they graduate. All our courses include 24/7 interaction with our Tutors and Teachers making 95% of our users reach their desire score. We have prepared more than 10,000 students and in 2021 we have already made 800K which means 6X Year-over-Year growth.
    education
    elearning
    community
  • BlackOakTV
    BlackOakTV (s2021)Active • 2 employees • New York, NY, USA
    BlackOakTV is a subscription video platform hyper-serving black viewers and creators. We make it easy for black viewers to find, watch and engage with the content and creators that most reflect their lives and experiences.
    entertainment
    community
    subscriptions
  • Venue.live
    Venue.live (w2022)Active • 9 employees • Toronto, ON, Canada
    Venue makes large remote meetings more fun and interactive. Companies like Shopify use Venue every day for Town Halls, Kickoffs, AMAs, and more. We’re building Venue to be a place where teams can: - Reflect their unique personality and culture. - Create a vibe that’s fun, energizing, authentic and spontaneous. - Provide a safe and inclusive space for colleagues to interact how they want to. As a result, we’re seeing higher meeting attendance, better in-meeting engagement and remote team members that feel more energized and connected post meeting! We'd love for you to try Venue at your next team-wide meeting. Let us know how we can help!
    saas
    community
    video
    hr-tech
    remote-work
  • SolStar
    SolStar (s2022)Active • 2 employees • Monterey, CA, USA
    SolStar makes it possible for anyone to use crypto—even your grandpa! All you need to get started is a credit card. Skip the confusing steps above and dive in right away with a secure, approachable tool that makes crypto fun. You can add SolStar Tip Bot to your Discord, check your balance, and send a tip to a friend all within a few minutes.
    fintech
    crypto-web3
    consumer
    community
    no-code
  • Relay Health
    Relay Health (s2022)Active • 5 employees • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Relay is an app that helps people overcome addiction through peer support and accountability – starting with pornography addiction. It’s like if Alcoholics Anonymous were invented in 2024. For example, when someone is struggling in isolation, Relay matches them with 3-7 other peers with the same challenge, makes it easy to reach out for help when vulnerable, and enables change through shame-free accountability and facilitated connection.
    mental-health-tech
    health-tech
    community
  • Taro
    Taro (s2022)Active • 3 employees • Redwood City, CA, USA
    Taro members get access to insider advice on how to get promoted at their company, detailed data on compensation, and invitations to exclusive networking events. Taro focuses on the non-coding parts of the job, with courses + Q&A from leads at top tech companies, organized by level + company. The result is faster career growth for software engineers: improved onboarding, promotion, and pay increases. Sample topics include how to optimize performance review, effective code review, and faster onboarding. These are the skills essential for career growth that don't get taught in schools or bootcamps.
    developer-tools
    education
    community
    video
    creator-economy
  • Twitch
    Twitch (w2007)Acquired • 2,000 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 100 million gamers gather every month to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
    community
    gaming
    social-media
    video
    social-network
  • 1000Memories (s2010)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    1000memories is the new shoebox for your old photos. 1000Memories allows people to organize, share, and discover old photos and memories and set up family trees.
    community
  • Beeper
    Beeper (s2021)Acquired • 16 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    We're building the best chat app on earth. Beeper connects to 15+ different chat networks. Unified search, advanced filtering and more. Available on Desktop, Android, iPhone and iPad. The idea is simple: messaging today is painfully fragmented. We're going to fix that. Every time we communicate there is friction lurking under the surface. E.g. Which app did I message her on? Where's that photo gone? Why can't I join an iMessage group from my Android? Our mission is to eliminate that friction and boost the efficiency of the entire human race.
    saas
    community
  • Jemi
    Jemi (s2020)Acquired • 3 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Our mission is to help creators and entrepreneurs grow online. We do this by helping them build a beautiful website and online store with no coding or design background.
    saas
    entertainment
    community
  • Swipehouse
    Swipehouse (w2018)Acquired • 5 employees • Cambridge, MA, USA
    The biggest social network in the world for TikTok celebs. One of the first 5 companies in the US to get the TikTok API. Launched over 400 companies on TikTok in under a year. Work with Ridge, Hopper, and more. Acquired in 2021.
    entertainment
    community
    e-commerce
  • Disqus
    Disqus (s2007)Acquired • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    We love the internet, and the colorful characters and interesting conversations that make up its diverse communities. Disqus exists to make better communities and an even better web. Today, our product ecosystem includes our established comment network (over 4 million websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable), a growing advertising network, and our owned and operated platform. Originally founded in 2007 by CEO Daniel Ha and CTO Jason Yan, we’re changing the way people get into discussions about the things they love -- or are just curious about.
    community
  • Parenthoods (s2014)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Parenthoods is a community platform for local parents to meet up, share advice, and help each other conquer one of life’s most craziest rides…parenthood.
    community
  • Product Hunt
    Product Hunt (s2014)Acquired • 18 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations. Community members can submit, browse, vote and comment on daily submissions of products and collections of products. They also get the opportunity to interact directly with product creators, investors, journalists, as well as, an active community of people who are passionate about products.
    community
    media
  • Heysan
    Heysan (w2007)Acquired0 • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Heysan was a free mobile messaging and community based in San Francisco, California. Initially Heysan provided free messaging between phones and computers, bridging IM with SMS. The service expanded into launching a mobile community and has over 1 million users doing tens of million of monthly messages. In the summer of 2007 Heysan raised a seed round from Khosla Ventures and Atomico, the venture funds of Vinod Khosla and Niklas Zennstrom. Heysan was acquired by Good Technology in May 2009.
    community
    messaging
  • Glimpse
    Glimpse (w2020)Acquired • 5 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Deeply engage groups of 4 to 400,000 through 1-on-1 video chats. Match back to back for round-robin chats or use typed rooms for enhanced pairings. Play games, take pictures, and more!
    community
    social