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We're back. The second day of pitches from Y Combinator was today. Hundreds of companies were given a chance to consider. For participating founders, it is a critical day, for investors, it is a chance to look at lots of companies, each hoping to be the next hit from the well-known startup backer.

There is coverage on a number of areas of startup work, including geographic breakdown, a dive into artificial intelligence, and a look into the future of financial technology. We are detailing a few startup that caught our attention.

Where is Y Combinator startup-hunting in 2022?

Just startups that stood out to the reporters for one reason or another are included in this list. All of our coverage can be found here, as well as our favorites. There is a complete list of all the startups in the batches.

This list is for fun, in no particular order — just startups that stood out to TechCrunch reporters for one reason or another. Tesla said Thursday it is turning to the public to help determine where to locate its next Superchargers as the automaker continues to expand its network of EV fast-charging stations in North Ameri...Rocket Lab and Sierra Space have signed separate agreements with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to explore how their respective flight systems — Rocket Lab’s Electron and Neutron ...Creator economy startups are tricky. It can be risky to ask creators to rely on a possibly precarious, pre-seed company to power an important aspect of their business — if you fail, as most s...Google introduced Thursday a bevy of new features for Android devices, including an upgrade to a self-share option that works like rival Apple’s AirDrop and lets users transfer files across i...Airlines are a mess in the post-Covid world, with flight cancellations, rescheduling, and last-minute gate changes becoming more common. A number of apps are available to help travelers keep up wit...Instagram is gearing up to give users the ability to repost other users’ posts, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch. Although the Meta-owned company hasn’t released the repost fe...You’ll find an impressive amount of talent during the legendary Startup Battlefield throw-down, and we’re not just talking about the competitors. We have a mighty slate of seasoned VCs stepping up ...Mullen Automotive has acquired a controlling interest in Bollinger Motors, a move intended to strengthen the two EV companies’ positions within the fast-growing electric sport utility and com...Minneapolis-based Branch was founded in 2015, and it’s now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Midwest. Its founder, Atif Siddiqi, is a Southern California transplant who first relocated to...ScreenKit, an iPhone personalization app that’s topped 12 million downloads to date, is ready to embrace the new Lock Screen customization options shipping with the release of iOS 16 on Septe...New information provides an interesting window into what fintech companies may be worth today — and which might be overvalued. If the cryptocurrency economy wants to continue to grow, it will require more widespread adoption. But how do you make it appealing to the masses — especially now that the traditionally volatile di...Yesterday, Wednesday, September 7, TechCrunch Live hosted a special, extended event focusing on Minneapolis, Minnesota. The area is quickly becoming a major hotbed of startups in the Midwest, and t...A day before Apple unveiled its highly anticipated satellite-powered SOS feature for iPhone 14, Huawei announced its own equivalent. The Chinese telecoms equipment and smartphone giant said its fla...It’s hard to believe that TechCrunch Disrupt is mere weeks away. Where will you be on October 18–20? Forget low budget. Here’s a hot opportunity for cool kids looking for a no-budget way to experie...Today is Disney+ Day, and, as part of its perks, the company is offering Disney+ subscribers a new AR experience in conjunction with the short film “Remembering,” starring and produced ...