The Top 10 Startups of Y-Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

Today, a friend of mine, Brett Fink, asked me for my 3 favorite companies from this YC batch’s demo day.

That’s an extremely difficult question, since there are so many excellent companies in this batch and they have all made incredible progress, but I thought I would try and compile a list of companies I thought were interesting and why. Here’s the full list:

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Click for link to the spreadsheet.

Full disclosure, I don’t have a financial stake in any of these firms, I’m just interested in them because of my background and experience. I can’t share numbers about their progress, but every company listed here had some very impressive stats to share at Demo Day. Now, for a quick summary of why I like each company.

Audm: Subscription service for spoken-word audio content

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Enzyme: FDA compliance as a service

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Flowspace: AWS for warehousing

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Gamelynx: Next generation mobile eSport

May Mobility: Deploying fleets of autonomous vehicles

Visualization of routes driven to gather data to support a deployment in Detroit’s central business district.

Prism IO: Help companies fix churn

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Py: Teach coders new skills on mobile

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Retool: A faster way to build internal tools

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Skyways: VTOL drones

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This is not an actual photo of a Skyways drone.

VIDA & Co: Marketplace for apparel designed on-demand by artists.

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Co-founder of @Soylent, was CTO there for ~5 years. I write about technology, marketing, ecommerce, food, productivity, and anything that can be hacked.

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