Y Combinator startups vote on top three classmates for Winter 2014

By Nicel Jane Avellana

Mar 28, 2014 08:30 AM EDT

Y Combinator recently held its Winter 2014 Demo Day and like those that went before them, the startups in the class made their internal votes as to who they think among their classmates would be able to succeed, TechCrunch reported.

A source sent a list of the top three favorites to TechCrunch and the Bellabeat came out on top. Ambition was second and Memebox placed third. There were actually five startups on the list but the fourth and fifth choices were asked to be kept "off the record."

Bellabeat is a startup that caters to pregnant women. For $129, expectant mothers can buy a small digital ultrasound device that enables mothers to hear, record and share the heartbeat of their unborn child. Ambition, on the other hand, is a platform that allows salespersons of enterprises to work together and compete against each. t's still geared for sales teams for now but Ambition sees room for expansion, possibly by even pitting one organization against another. Third on the list is Memebox, a Korean startup that sells curated beauty products. Founder Hyungseok Ha said its business is pegged at $150 million to date, the report said.

None of the startups that the participants selected among themselves matched with the picks TechCrunch made in a March 25, 2014 report. First on that list was voice interface API Wit.ai which allows developers to use them so that voice command can be enabled. It also predicted that The Dating Ring, a matchmaker-assisted online dating site, would also be successful. Pushbullet is the third Y Combinator startup on TechCrunch's list of potential successes. It syncs cross-web and mobile push notifications. Other Y Combinator startups on the technology news site's potential list of success stories are AirHelp, Weave, Boostable, Kimono Labs and BatteryOS. 

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