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needgap(posts)*

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needgap(comments)*

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salesforce essentials

pipedrive

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Rocketlane

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open-source

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Mailu

mailcow

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webmail

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roundcube

squirrelmail

android

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urlscan.io

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auth0

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Nitrokey

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restic

Borg

KOPIA

Dashboard

Grafana

Printers

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PRUSA RESEARCH

CREALITY

Prosumer

MAKERBOT

stratasys

stratasys

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Supplier

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stripe Capital[USA]

List of Incubators & Accelerators

growthmentor's list

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BridgeforBillions

Space

NASA Startup Studio

Funding AI Startups

The OpenAI Startup Fund

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Non equity

KICKSTARTER

INDIEGOGO

Equity

WEFUNDER

start engine

Republic

Open hardware

CROWD SUPPLY


LEGEND

*: The tools marked with superscript * are created by me for the startup community.


WHY THIS?

I wanted a simple, fast way to find the best tool for a startup task on demand and So I created StartupToolchain.


WHY IS MY FAVOURITE TOOL NOT HERE?

I have to strike a balance between 'Which tool gets a startup to the market fast without much technical debt?' vs 'Which is the most used tool in this category?' vs 'Which tool can be afforded by a bootstrapping founder' vs 'Which tool can be afforded by a well funded founder'. This is not an exhaustive list of startup tools, but best tools for a startup task based upon above criteria.


WHY IS THIS CATEGORY NOT LISTED HERE?

This toolchain will never be completed, But I will keep adding tools until I can. The category you're looking for might get added then.


BIAS

I try my best to limit my personal bias in the selection of the tools, but like every other human activity I cannot eliminate bias completely. So, I'm happy to receive positive criticisms to help fix the biases. I often find new tools, categories through recommendations from the users who have subject matter experience.


CAN YOU ADD MY PRODUCT HERE?

I'm open to adding products and services from new upcoming startups provided it solves the following criteria -

  • Should solve at least one problem effectively for the startups.
  • Availability of a free-tier or trial plan in the categories where the competitors offer one.
  • Should Do No Evil.

  • I WILL PAY YOU TO ADD MY PRODUCT HERE

    Sorry that cannot happen due to conflict of interest. If your product fits in ST, please tweet to me.


    SUPPORT STARTUPTOOLCHAIN

    Since I don't take payment for placing a product or have referral links it's upto you to keep StartupToolchain alive.

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