At YC, we let founders decide when they want to announce that they’re part of the program. Meet 9 companies who recently announced that they are part of the YC Winter 2019 batch.

Cosmic JS is a content management solution that helps developers build apps faster. When it comes to development time, this solution is 100x faster than WordPress. Before Cosmic JS, developers would have to build and maintain their own CMS infrastructure — requiring hundreds of hours of costly development time for CMS installation and maintenance. With Comic JS, the CMS is instantly available and more secure, and requires no maintenance.

Cosmic JS provides a similar value as other API service companies: Stripe for payments, Algolia for search, SendGrid for email, Twilio for telephony. Cosmic JS is already used by 250+ teams across 100 countries, including Dailymotion, Life is Good, and Aurora Cannabis. Read more about Cosmic JS in TechCrunch.

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Glide creates apps from Google Sheets. If someone can make a spreadsheet, they can create a custom app that can be shared with a link or published to the App Store and Google Play. Today, people use Glide to create apps in minutes for company directories, financial management, HR needs, and more. Reach more about Glide in TechCrunch.

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GoLinks replaces lengthy URLs with secure, intuitive links for companies. Every month, 75% of employees at companies using GoLinks use the internal link system — simply typing go/metrics or go/directory, for example, to boost productivity. This system is standard for large companies; GoLinks is the first service built for everyone else and is already being used by Atrium, OpenAI, and Smugmug.

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MedCrypt gives medical device vendors military grade cybersecurity features in a few lines of code. In the last two years, two pacemaker manufacturers had to either recall pacemakers or limit connectivity due to cybersecurity issues. The FDA has released draft guidance requiring device vendors to build security features directly into their devices. MedCrypt has pilots under way with four of the top 30 medical device vendors. Read more about MedCrypt in TechCrunch.

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Nowports is the first digital Freight Forwarder shipping ocean containers to and from Latin America. One out of every two containers gets lost or delayed due to miscommunication and lack of management. The platform reduces human mistakes to 0% and saves up to 40% of delays with Nowports models and algorithms. Read more about Nowports in TechCrunch.

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Our World in Data is a site that shows how and why global living conditions and the earth’s environment are changing. Is the world becoming more violent? Is an end to poverty possible? It’s hard to know because daily news focuses on negative single events, and misses long-lasting changes that reshape the world. Published by a group of Oxford researchers, the non-profit Our World in Data solves this problem by bringing together data and research from disparate sources often buried under jargon in static documents and provides interactive data visualizations and short explainers written by experts. The group’s work is currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more about Our World in Data in TechCrunch.

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PreFlight is code-free, automated testing software. With PreFlight, no QA team is needed; anyone can create a test within seconds and catch bugs. A developer simply needs to use their product, and PreFlight will track their actions and checkpoints to create a self-correcting test.

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Taali Foods is introducing a new superfood to the United States — the popped water lily seed. Popped water lily seeds have been eaten for centuries in India and used in the practice of Ayurveda. Taali’s Water Lily Pops come in five flavors and are a natural, high-protein, gluten free alternative to the fatty, highly processed snacks currently taking up space on grocery shelves. Read more about Taali in TechCrunch.

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Upsolve is a non-profit that helps the victims of our broken financial system erase their debt. They do this through the first TurboTax for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In 2018, they erased over $16,000,000 in debt for low-income people who suffered from medical emergencies, job loss, and predatory loans. There are over 20,000,000+ people that would benefit from bankruptcy in America, but they’re too broke to get a fresh start because they can’t afford a $2,000 bankruptcy lawyer. Upsolve is funded by Eric Schmidt and won the 2018 NYT Good Tech Award. Read more about Upsolve in TechCrunch.