Every year, new startups enter the market trying to solve unique technological or social problems. They face many challenges, including creating a sustainable product that offers value to its intended audience.
Clearly, building a sustainable business through uncertainties is a challenge. To make the life of startups easier, Y Combinator, an American seed accelerator, funds them and helps get them started. YC understands the process of startup evolution and funds these promising startups with a small amount – usually between $120k and $240k – ensuring that they survive through the early business development phases.
Y Combinator is also known for mentoring the founders of these startups and helping them improve their idea so that it survives through any current market difficulties. The selected startups start working in Silicon Valley for 3 months, and also get assistance in pitching investors. The primary goal of Y Combinator is to provide life-long support to interesting ideas that can change the world.
7 Interesting Y-combinator Developer Tool Companies
When it comes to securing online apps and systems, automation is generally not a preferred route for many companies. This is where Appcanary comes in. They want to change how security works. Their database contains a massive list of vulnerabilities that they check against an app or a server and ensure that the owner gets notified when there is a potential issue.
They offer a free service for anyone who wants to try out what they have to offer. Beyond that, they also offer three more packages – Indie, Team and Company. You can get more information about their packages here.
“Did you learn that you had to patch a security hole in OpenSSL from reading Hacker News? It doesn’t have to be this way. Appcanary monitors the packages you use and notifies you when you’re vulnerable.” — Phil MV, CEO of Appcanary
Convox is easy to use application management service that helps you to handle every aspect of app development, from building to deploying and managing your application. It works with AWS and enables your team to stay on top of diagnosing, developing, verifying and deploying the app on the cloud. The automation process saves your team a lot of time. Convox is also easy to integrate with existing resources and works through the available Convox API and CLI.
They offer three plans – Developer, Basic, and Pro. You can read more about their pricing here.
“Convox is an open-source deployment platform that installs into your AWS account and lets you easily deploy, manage, and monitor your applications.” – David Dollar, CEO of Convox.
Current web apps are heavily dependent on images which require a few common operations such as image transformations, file uploads, and content delivery. Filestack is an API service that let you do those basic operations efficiently. It also connects well with other popular platforms such as Imgur, Facebook, and Flickr. Developers can take full advantage of the API and improve their app considerably. You can check more about the pricing here.
“We’ve built Sails and Treeline to give developers the freedom to think above the code. When you automate the tedious and repetitive aspects of server-side / backend development, you free up time and resources, meaning a team can focus on the big picture: product design, business requirements, devops, and security.” — Mike McNeil, CEO of Treeline
For developers, creating an eCommerce website can be a challenge. Moltin aims to deliver a better API experience for developers creating eCommerce apps. These businesses are booming in the current market, and that’s why you see a large number of eCommerce website launches recently.
“Simple, powerful eCommerce starts with Moltin. You can say goodbye to complex eCommerce as we deliver the customization and flexibility of downloaded platforms with the ease of use and speed of cloud-based. With unified APIs for inventory, carts, payments, checkout and more, you can create seamless customer experiences on any device, using any language and design at any scale.” — Jamie Holdroyd, CEO of Moltin.
Zube is a project management app for developers that let them work seamlessly with GitHub in real-time. With Zube, you can easily handle all the GitHub issues. It offers a powerful issue manager, customer support tickets, analytics, and sprints. With Zube, you can instantly gain insights on your project with a Kanban outlook, drag cards around, and improve your workflow. You can check more about pricing here.
“Zube’s great for developers because you get an Agile workflow out of the box that’s synced with GitHub Issues in real time, which means you can spend less time worrying about what to do and more time shipping code that matters.” — Aaron O’Connell, CEO of Zube.
Apifier is a modern web crawler that enables you to handle web pages easily. With Apifier, you can crawl the web and analyze millions of web pages without any problem. The app is powered by highly scalable infrastructure using Linux server cluster on EC2. If your app heavily depends on crawling web pages, you can achieve it by using the Apifier service, which you can check out here.
All of the above startups show the power of a simple idea. A simple idea when executed correctly can solve problems and later transform into a sustainable company. So, what do you think about all of the above startups? Which one looks the most promising to you? Comment below and let us know.