Social Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) 2024

July 2024

Browse 56 of the top Social startups funded by Y Combinator.

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  • Mirror AI
    Mirror AI (w2017)Active • 7 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Mirror Emoji Keyboard by Mirror AI is an app that takes a photo of your face and creates you a set of personalized emoji. You get hundreds of them ready to be shared on messengers or social networks.
    computer-vision
    entertainment
  • 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
  • Tendo
    Tendo (w2022)Active • 15 employees • Accra, Ghana
    Tendo enables anyone in Africa to sell online with zero upfront inventory - our mobile app connects dropshippers to local wholesalers. The sellers on the platform are able to source products through Tendo and resell items using social commerce tools, such as WhatsApp, arrange delivery, and get paid, all through the Tendo mobile app. At the moment, people who want to sell online need to save money, visit hundreds of suppliers to find a trusted one, and risk losing their capital by stocking up inventory. Beyond this, they need to incur costs for logistics and warehousing. We eliminate all that.
    fintech
    marketplace
    logistics
    social
    e-commerce
  • Tarjimly
    Tarjimly (w2018)Active • 4 employees • Mountain View, CA, USA
    Tarjimly is a YC-backed nonprofit (YC W18) that allows anyone to volunteer their language skills to help refugees and immigrants in need. We connect the world's bilingual speakers with the 23 million refugees struggling to communicate with doctors, lawyers, and NGOs using chat, phone, and video calling. We're building a new way for the world to help refugees by bridging language gaps.
    nonprofit
  • Relationship Hero
    Relationship Hero (s2017)Active • 100 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Instantly connect with a certified relationship expert to get coaching and actionable advice: how to get a date, how to interpret a text, broken trust after cheating, moving on after a breakup, and more.
    consumer-health-services
    dating
  • Fam
    Fam (s2017)Active • 11 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Fam is a group video calling social network to talk with your friends and make new friends. Fam was part of Y-Combinator’s Summer ’17 batch under FriendSpot.
    video
    social
  • TagMango
    TagMango (w2020)Active • 16 employees • Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    TagMango is building a SAAS tool to enable edutainment creators create monetisation channels by creating paid and scalable communities. Anyone who has a skill-set, talent and an engaged audience can build their community on TagMango and provide exclusive services, learnings and content.
    india
    creator-economy
  • 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
  • Ready Education (s2016)Active • 54 employees • Montreal, QC, Canada
    Student engagement and persistence pose a significant challenge in higher education. Ready Education, the preferred choice of over 350 higher ed institutions, offers custom mobile app solutions that enable colleges and universities to personalize the student experience and support engagement. Our mission is to make college a successful journey for every student. The Ready Education platform is designed to support student success by unifying campus resources – LMS, co-curricular, athletics, clubs/orgs, events and many more – within a branded, integrated, college app. By adopting the Ready Education platform, administrators are able to track student engagement, get immediate feedback, and send targeted content to their students. Clear communication between a student and their institution is crucial when it comes to having a positive higher learning experience. Going mobile bridges this communication gap, connecting hundreds of thousands of students with their administrators, their campus, and most importantly, their peers, both on and off campus. For more information, visit www.oohlalamobile.com.
    education
  • Pocket Worlds
    Pocket Worlds (s2018)Active • 100 employees • Austin, TX, USA
    We're the creators of Highrise, now featured in the iOS App Store with 50 million users and rapidly growing. We're building bleeding-edge technology for developers and amateurs to create immersive experiences and worlds inside our virtual universe. We believe that the future of virtual worlds is bright, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this industry. As we continue to grow and expand our platform, we're looking for talented individuals to join us on this journey of innovation and creativity. If you're passionate about building the platform to power virtual experiences that bring people together and push the boundaries of what's possible, we want you on our team!
    gaming
    social
  • Gather
    Gather (s2019)Active • 60 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Gather is a video chat platform designed to make virtual interactions more human. Our mission is to create opportunity and connection for everyone, no matter where they are. We do this by building the Metaverse, a virtual layer over the physical world where people can work, socialize, and learn. Since we launched in May of 2020, Gather has brought millions of people together. We have raised a total of $77 million in Series A and B from Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, and more. We’re a small, friendly team based out of a state-of-the-art virtual office, where you can work whenever and wherever suits you. Come join us! https://www.fastcompany.com/90692692/gather-inclusive-metaverse-vr
    metaverse
  • Chillabit (w2016)Active • 3 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    On Chillabit, students share everything from interesting thoughts and questions to hilarious stories. It’s a collection of what’s important to the people around you.
    social
  • Clear
    Clear (w2021)Active • 2 employees • London, UK
    Clear is the free mobile app that helps you track and share your skincare routine. We are fuelling innovation and empowering consumers in the skincare industry via data, technology and community. We were also the 2022 L'Oréal Beauty Tech for Good winners, and were featured under "Best New Apps and Updates" on the App Store in 2023. The skincare industry is worth $200B and social commerce is going to drive the future growth of every brand in the industry. We're going to be fuelling that growth.
    marketplace
    consumer
    digital-health
    data-engineering
  • 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
  • Skygaze
    Skygaze (w2024)Active • 3 employees
    Bluesky is a Twitter alternative that provides an open marketplace of feeds and lets users choose which ones they want to use. Skygaze makes a feed for Bluesky—it's like if the Twitter feed was a separate product. Skygaze's feed is the most popular choice and is a default for all new Bluesky users.
    machine-learning
    consumer
    social-media
    recommendation-system
  • HER
    HER (s2015)Active • 10 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    HER is here to connect womxn and queer people. Our dating app helps LGBTQ+ folks express their identity fully and unequivocally to meet someone for love, lust or anything in between. Our communities connect people to each other socially around interests and identity. Group chats around what's important to you as well as listings of LGBTQ+ evens taking place in your area. HER also hosts events in 12 cities across the world, helping queer womxn meet in person. Our parties are typically 300-600 people per event and we host 4 per month.
    consumer
  • Revery AI
    Revery AI (s2021)Active • 5 employees • Emeryville, CA, USA
    We are building the TikTok for fashion — a platform for creators to showcase their works, gain traction and build their brands. ### Reverie is powered by two pieces of core technology: - An AI-enhanced design tool for creators to turn their design ideas into e-commerce quality product images very efficiently. - An AI-powered Virtual Dressing Room to create professional fashion photography directly from product images. Both fashion creators and other users can easily style outfits on different models. With our core tech, we are building an active community of fashion creators (designers, stylists, influencers, bloggers, artists, casting directors, etc..) who produce original designs and engaging content around the published pieces. The social media platform will provide a streamlined path for fashion creators to experiment with their ideas and build traction. We want to eventually become the default choice for anyone who wants to launch their fashion label, and have the future Off-White, Balenciaga, Rick Oven, etc. originate from Reverie. Our team combines deep expertise in technology (AI Phds) and the fashion industry (Community builder). Our Virtual Dressing room is live with top retailers (such as Neiman Marcus) and has ~1M ARR. We are backed by YCombinator, TSVC, Cabra VC, and other amazing angels with retail experience and connections. Join us to reshape the fashion industry!
    artificial-intelligence
    generative-ai
    social
    e-commerce
    creator-economy
  • Delight
    Delight (s2022)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Delight is an AI copilot to help singles find and succeed in relationships. We’ve started with helping singles looking for a serious relationship find the right partner. For example, they talk to our AI copilot, as if they’re talking to a human matchmaker, in plain English they specify their preferences. They can be as specific as possible, e.g. someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, who appreciates fine art, enjoys discussing politics and comes from a big family. Our technology then finds their ideal partner. So far, we've helped create over 10,000 couples and in the future our AI copilot will offer these couples support for relationship success, like improving their communication, financial planning, couple’s legal assistance, and navigating life events.
    generative-ai
    machine-learning
    consumer
    dating
    ai
  • Rally
    Rally (s2020)Active • 3 employees • Toronto, ON, Canada
    Rally is what Zoom breakouts should have been. Users can hop between groups easily, while seeing and hearing the other groups around them, as if they were in a shared space. Rally is perfect for happy hours, networking, and other social gatherings. We are being used by institutions like Amazon, Harvard and a multitude of startups across North America.
    collaboration
    video
    social
  • 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
  • Hyper Online
    Hyper Online (s2020)Active • 7 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Hyper is an early stage startup with a mission to build the largest avatar platform in the world. We're starting by targeting consumer use-cases, and our first one is VTubing: an emerging type of content where creators use computer-vision and motion capture to pilot 3D avatars as content creation tools. Avatar content (also known as VTubing) has broken into the multi-billion-view-per-month category on places like Twitch and YouTube. This has given a new group of people the power to tell stories and present themselves on their own terms online while also protecting their IRL identities. Our goal is to build the largest platform tools for this new movement. We're now the #1 US VTubing app on iOS. We also recently announced our seed funding: we're backed by Amazon, Two Sigma Ventures, MakersFund, YCombinator, and other great investors. App Store: https://hyper.online/download TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/12/hyper-raises-3-6m-from-amazon-and-more-for-its-iphone-based-vtuber-friendly-avatar-platform/
    artificial-intelligence
    augmented-reality
    entertainment
    social
    metaverse
  • 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
  • 9gag
    9gag (s2012)Active • 36 employees • Hong Kong
    9GAG is the global cross-platform entertainment media network. It is a place for fun, conversation, and engagement. Founded in 2008, 9GAG’s mission is to make the world happier. 9GAG has a total of 150 million global audience with 39 million followers on Facebook, 44 million on Instagram and 15 million on Twitter. Being #1 ranked global social media platform in entertainment & gaming, #1 ranked US's cross-platform video creators, we distribute 2.2 billion social video views on a monthly basis (source: tubular labs). 9GAG.com is #6 most followed brand on Instagram and is a top 200 website globally. 9GAG is backed by: Freestyle Capital, True Ventures, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, Y Combinator and a group of great angel investors in the United States. eg Anthony Soohoo, Benjamin Ling, BoxGroup, Gary Vaynerchuk, James Hong, Kevin Rose, Karl Jacob, Lowercase Capital, Maneesh Arora, Naval Ravikant, Othman Laraki, Philip Kaplan, Rich Chen, Rich Lefurgy, Scott and Cyan Banister, Tim Ferriss.
    social-media
    social
    social-network
  • Priime
    Priime (w2015)Active • 3 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Priime's founding team of lifetime photographers are made up of Y Combinator alumni who are also seasoned developers and designers. Combining our passion in photography, with our experience and skills of product design and development, we are setting out to lead the world in improving the overall quality of shared photos.
  • Betterhalf
    Betterhalf (w2021)Active • 25 employees • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    Betterhalf is India's first and only matrimony app without parents. We are the first and only marriage super app in India offering end-to-end matrimony and wedding products to urban Indians, who are the primary decision makers for their marriage and wedding decisions, unlike their parents who were in the driver's seat a decade ago. Our ecosystem of products on marriage - matchmaking, courtship and wedding in one super app - and focused on the correct audience - high income, higher age urban working professionals of India who are located in 30 tier-1 cities of India makes Betterhalf product a winning combination. Our flagship product - matrimonial matchmaking - offers these users the world's fastest matching in a single click (US Patent No. 16/777,773). This matching technology is faster than Tinder and more accurate than eHarmony / Shaadi.com.
    dating
    india
  • Precious
    Precious (w2018)Active • 7 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Precious is the iPhone app that tells the story of your children growing up. Using Artificial Intelligence, the app automatically finds the best baby pics on your phone, and then creates deliciously cute photo stories for you. Our vision is to help all families capture the joy of childhood. To do this, we are building the platform for preserving, enjoying & sharing your family's memories.
    artificial-intelligence
  • Beacons
    Beacons (s2019)Active • 40 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Helping creators build smarter and more successful businesses with websites, email marketing, ecommerce, and more.
    saas
  • Can of Soup
    Can of Soup (s2023)Active • 2 employees
    Can of Soup is an app where you can use AI to create photos of you and your friends in imaginary situations. For example, you can create a photo of you, your best friend, and Rihanna playing volleyball on the moon, edit it to perfection, and share it to your friends feed.
  • BiteSight
    BiteSight (w2024)Active • 2 employees • New York, NY, USA
    BiteSight shows users videos of food we think they will love from nearby restaurants and delivers it right to their door. Zac and Lucious studied together at UT Austin. Zac did CS and AI Research, and Lucious built his first $1M ARR product while moonlighting at a YC startup at age 19. Since launching the beta in February, BiteSight has onboarded 274 restaurants in SF, handled 211 orders, and users are growing more than 50% each week, all organically. UberEats and DoorDash have become cluttered and impersonal super apps. They've created a $30B opportunity for a delivery app that puts the customer experience first by combining high-quality videos, recommendations, and social proof from your most trusted food critics - your friends.
    social-media
    restaurant-tech
    marketing
  • Muzz
    Muzz (s2017)Active • 104 employees • London, UK
    Muslims don't date - they marry. Muzz is where single Muslims meet. We are the world's biggest Muslim dating app, boasting over 10 million members and over 500,000 weddings, Muzz is making a real difference in the huge yet untapped global Muslim demographic. Shahzad Younas (London, UK) is the founder and CEO of Muzz. Formerly a Vice President in Equity Portfolio Trading at investment bank Morgan Stanley for 9 years, Shahzad quit his career to fully focus on building a high quality mobile app to help Muslims around the world to find their perfect marriage partner. Backed with a total of $9M investment (Seed and Series A) from a range of Silicon Valley and global investors, headquartered in Aldgate, London, and boasting a fast growing 80 strong team, Muzz is transforming how Muslims meet and marry. Muzz was the first Muslim centric startup ever to be backed by Y Combinator (Summer 2017) - the prestigious Silicon Valley based accelerator behind Airbnb/Dropbox/Stripe, and has been featured on the BBC, The Times, The Evening Standard, The Financial Times, The New York Times, CNN, MensHealth, and TechCrunch amongst many others.
    dating
    social-network
  • 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
  • Bitplay (w2010)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    With 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. You can re-use your meeting room as many times as you want and you can have people drop in and out of the your room anytime. Because there's no sign ups or user registration needed to drop into a meeting room you can use Meetings.io as an online hangout for real time in person hangouts or as a telepresence system to attend meetings remotely.
    video
  • Fabric (s2016)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Fabric is a personal location-based journal that catalogs experiences and interactions. With Fabric, users can automatically preserve a record of places, paths, activities, add friends, and browse photos.
    privacy
  • 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
  • Squad
    Squad (w2018)Acquired • 10 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Squad adds screen sharing to video chats so you can use any app with friends
    social
  • Fanvibe (s2010)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Check-in to games to chat and trash-talk with friends who are also watching. Get scores and breaking news sent straight to your iPhone. Fanvibe covers the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, college basketball, college football, and the English Premier League. Fanvibe Features Include: -Your Sports Pulse: A custom feed with news, scores and your friends’ activity. -Game Check-Ins: Tell your friends what you’re watching and see what games your friends are watching. Never ask, “Did you see that game?” again! -Personalized Scoreboard: Real-time scores, live game details, alerts and score updates. -Favorites: Get news and scores for your favorite teams sent straight to your iPhone or iPod touch. -Friend Finder: Find your friends easily by searching Facebook, Twitter and your address book. Coming soon: March Madness brackets and World Cup coverage, Cricket, Golf and Tennis. About Fanvibe Fanvibe for the iPhone / iPod Touch is the first product from We The Fan, a company dedicated to building new sports products built by and for the sports fan.
  • Wildfire
    Wildfire (s2017)Acquired • 3 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    We started Wildfire during our senior year at UC Berkeley as a safety alert app for colleges. Wildfire quickly grew beyond a campus safety tool to a social news app, which empowered people to spread the word quickly to their community when something significant happened nearby. Over six years, we've sent 65 million alerts to nearly 1 million users.
    social-media
  • Whereoscope (s2010)Acquired • 2 employees • Mountain View, CA, USA
    Whereoscope is a service designed to help parents keep know where their kids are. Whereoscope uses smartphones and an intelligent sampling algorithm to provide the best possible accuracy without draining the battery. Whereoscope enables location-based geo-fencing so that parents can know when their kids arrive at school, leave soccer practice, or are just about to get home.
  • 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
  • Loopt
    Loopt (s2005)Acquired • 11 employees • Mountain View, CA, USA
    Loopt, based in Silicon-Valley and backed by leading venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates, has created an interoperable social-mapping service that allows individuals to use their location to discover the real world around them – enabling them to find and enjoy the people, places, and events that mean the most right here and now using their mobile phones. With Loopt, individuals will always know who’s around, what to do, or where to go
  • Posterous
    Posterous (s2008)Acquired • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Posterous emerged from Y Combinator in the summer of 2008 as an innovative company focused on making blogging simple - as simple as sending an email - and now has more than 15 million monthly users. With the launch of Posterous Spaces, the company is bringing its trademark simplicity to help people share smarter with intuitive privacy controls to share selectively across multiple platforms.
    email
  • Cocoon
    Cocoon (w2019)Acquired • 6 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Cocoon actively brings your most important groups closer together. It provides a private space to gather, the tools you need to keep each other close, and helps you keep writing your ongoing story as a unit.
    team-collaboration
    collaboration
  • FamilyLeaf (w2012)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    FamilyLeaf is a private place to share your life with your family. You create a private page where your family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages. Our mission is to bring families around the world closer together. Family is the most irreplaceable but overlooked social network; we want to help you share the little things that build a lifetime of love!
    consumer
    messaging
    social
    social-network
  • DailyBooth
    DailyBooth (s2009)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    DailyBooth lets users follow their friends and update them in real-time through the use of pictures and status updates.
  • 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
  • GlassMap (s2011)Acquired • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Glassmap was acquired by Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) in January 2013. Glassmap is a simple, beautiful way to show your friends where you are and what you are up to! Use it to coordinate meetings and hangouts, keep up with loved ones, and serendipitously discover who and what is around you. Available for iOS and Android phones. Our mission is to make a clearer world and help people find life via Glassmap! Glassmap is backed by YCombinator and other top investors.
  • Divvyshot
    Divvyshot (w2009)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Divvyshot is a photo-sharing platform that enables users to share full resolution photos with friends.
  • Bump
    Bump (s2009)Acquired • 30 employees • Mountain View, CA, USA
    Bump was acquired by Google in 2013. The Bump and Flock apps were shut down, but our unreleased Photoroll app went on to become the basis for Google Photos, which we led from inception to more than 1B users. Bump let you exchange contact info and photos by bumping phones together. Bump was one of the all-time top mobile apps, amassing more than 150M installs by 2013. Flock was a semi-automated photo sharing app that figured out which photos you took with which friends and created private shared albums. Bump was co-founded in 2009 and received funding from Y Combinator, Sequoia, and Andreessen-Horowitz. We were based in Mountain View, CA.
  • Fridge (s2010)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    The Fridge is a platform for lightweight single serving social networks for the functionality of Facebook without being on Facebook. The Fridge makes private conversation, media, and event sharing dead simple. The Fridge is like Tumblr for social networks. Anyone can easily create shared spaces, invite their friends and socialize/share photos, videos, music, and more. The Fridge reinvents how groups interact online allowing users to cut through the clutter of their social graph and create lightweight targeted spaces for personal and private relationships, special interest groups or clubs, or any temporary network around events, gatherings or nights out on the town...
    social-network
  • 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