Instant South Indian Meals


Y Combinator's Starup School commences today (GMT+8 time zone). You can join the school as an 1) observer 2) participant (enrolment closed, all 15,000 who applied apparently got accepted due to a glitch vs 2,800 enrolment in 2017) 3) graduate (top 100 graduates to get USD 10,000 each plus a host of other goodies). In the meantime, here's a sampling of startups from Y Combinator's previous cohort which demo'ed last week (20-21 August 2018) at Mountain View.

Pick of Y Combinator S18 (Summer 2018) Demo Day Startups 1 2

AgriTech & FoodTech
  • ButterMilk - Instant South Indian meals, like in instant ramen top image
  • Spero - Creamy cheese and delicious omelettes from plant sources
  • Mac'D - Custom burgers (vs McD's standard ones) + lean franchising
  • C16 - Artificial palm oil that is fermented from microbes
  • SeattleFoodTech - Plant-based chicken nuggets

Distributed Ledger
  • RealityBits - Tokenization of US property for increased liquidity
  • Abacus - Outsourced KYC, AML, NFT verification for smart contracts
  • USDX - USD backed & pegged cryptocurrency because Tether has issues
  • SparkSwap - A cryptoexchange that fixes exchange hacks, freezes & delays

General
  • Inokyo - Off-the-shelf computer vision cashless+cashierless retail system 
  • Aalo - Furniture that is assembled like Lego blocks
  • Viaopt - US trucks run 35% empty: a $30 billion under utilization 
  • ARI - 4D (3D + velocity) non-spinning radar for autonomous vehicles
  • JITX - AI assisted hardware (PCB) design that is done 3x faster



Bonus: Pick of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 Startups 1 2
  • UATag - Product authentication using glass shards & blockchain
  • Orby - Indoor drone for checking warehouses, supermarket shelves etc
  • InfoStellar - Japanese small satellite platform
  • 3DLook - Smartphone body scanning for remote apparel sizing 
  • OpenPath - Smartphone & smartwatch access control (vs access card)