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8 Great Design & Dev Startups to Watch from Y Combinator

Posted on 8.19.2015

Y Combinator's Summer 2015 class were pitched this week and there were quite a few design and development related solutions that emerged that may capture the attention of the community of Web profesionals. Let's take a look!

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Fonticons: A subscription service that enables designers to access icon sets, upload their own custom icons and even serve up icons from the company's content delivery network.

SourceDNA: An anlytics service that provides data on the tools, SDKs and plugins that developers use to create iOS and Adroid apps, both paid and free, in 20 countries.

Gravitational: Enables companies to run software as a service on private clouds, ideal of companies that require private cloud editions of their services.

Cloudstich: A service that enables users to to create simple Web pages and mobile apps with basic HTML/CSS (for the interface) and Google Spreadsheets (which provides the data)

Bitmovin: A video encoding service usiong HTML5 adapative streaming with MPEG-DASH native in the browser without the need for plugins liek Flash or Silverlight.

Smyte: A trust and safety system that aims to stop spam, abuse and fraud by analyzing user behavior and trends to identify bad actors before they use a product.

AppCanary: Monitors servers for vulnerable software and sends notifications when there is a need for updating. A solution that provides customer analysis and automated marketing tools for e-commerce sites.


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