The top 7 startups from Y Combinator Winter ’16 Demo Day 1

We asked investors what their favorite startups were from the 60 that launched at Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 Demo Day 1. After huddling with our writers and adding our input, here are TechCrunch’s picks for the 7 most promising companies from the batch, plus an honorable mention. Here’s our write-up of all 59 startups that launched at YC W’16 on day two, plus our 8 favoritesAdditional reporting by Greg Kumparak and Megan Rose Dickey.