10 Best Tech Startups in New York

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in New York. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Oscar Health

Oscar Health

Founded: 2013

“Healthcare is broken; we’re trying to fix it. The Oscar team is focused on utilizing technology, design and data to humanize healthcare. We’re a group of technology and healthcare professionals who looked at the current state of the US healthcare system, got frustrated by the horrible consumer experience, and decided to do something big about it. Backed by a renowned set of investors and advisors, we’ve set out to revolutionize healthcare.”

2. Compass

compass

Founded: 2012

“Compass is a real estate technology company with a powerful end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. We deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012 by Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin, Compass operates in 12 regions across the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Orange County, The Hamptons, Santa Barbara and Montecito, San Diego, Dallas, Seattle, and Aspen.”

3. Gett

gett/juno

Founded: 2010

“We’re a global ride sharing app built on a simple idea – if you treat drivers better, they will treat riders better.

Fueled by the best drivers, we set the standard for quality.

Gett is already in more than 100 cities across Europe and the US. In London alone, nearly half of all black cabs run on Gett. In NYC, it’s the fastest growing ridesharing app, and on-track to become the second-largest player in that market. It is also the global leader in business ground travel, trusted by over 10,000 leading corporations worldwide.”

4. letgo

letgo

Founded: 2015

“letgo is the fastest growing mobile marketplace to buy and sell locally. We are powering a new, secondhand economy on mobile.

Recently named one of Europe’s “Hottest Startups”​ by Wired, letgo’s recently been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune, Bloomberg, TechCrunch and others.”

5. Peloton

Peloton

Founded: 2012

“Peloton is reinventing fitness with live boutique studio classes on state-of-the-art equipment, bringing effective, convenient workouts into homes all over the country. Achieve the best shape of your life as elite NYC instructors lead you through immersive, motivating cycling and total body workouts that fit your schedule, your goals and your mood.

The Peloton Bike brings the energy of the live cycling studio into your home with 14 daily live classes taught by elite NYC instructors and 8,000+ classes available at the tap of a screen. With its 22” HD touchscreen, minimal 4’x’2 footprint and near-silent belt drive, experience the rush of studio cycling in any room of your house, with expert instructors, in-depth metrics and your favorite music to keep you motivated.”

6. Wheels Up

Wheels Up

Founded: 2013

“Revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that reduces the upfront cost to fly privately while providing an unrivaled lifestyle platform

Wheels Up offers individual, family and corporate members exceptional world-class service with around the clock support. The cutting-edge Wheels Up mobile app enables members to seamlessly book flights, manage their accounts and participate in ride-share opportunities. Wheels Up Members also have access to the Wheels Down program, featuring exclusive lifestyle events and experiences, unique partner benefits and a full-service luxury concierge, which is also integrated in the Wheels Up app.”

7. Dataminr

Dataminr

Founded: 2009

“Dataminr discovers high-impact events and critical breaking information for clients across industries long before it’s in the news. Our clients are the first to know about high-impact events and critical breaking information, enabling them to act faster and stay one step ahead.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading businesses in AI and Machine Learning innovation, Dataminr is pioneering groundbreaking technology for detecting, classifying, and determining the significance of public information in real time.”

8. Via

Via

Founded: 2012

“We’ve built revolutionary technology that is changing the way people get around cities. Using Via, a ride booked on your phone costs little more than the bus. Via is on-demand transit on a mass scale; it’s transportation that’s friendly to our planet. Currently live in NYC, Chicago and Washington D.C., we’re backed by some of the world’s top investors and aggressively expanding.

We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are excited about getting in on the ground floor of a fast-growing start-up; imaginative thinkers who relish wearing multiple hats and never back down from a challenge. We want people who get things done.”

9. Behalf

behalf

Founded: 2011

“Driven by data and technology, Behalf is an alternative financing provider for American small and medium-sized businesses. B2B merchants can fit Behalf seamlessly into their eCommerce flow, providing their business customers with more buying power and a flexible payment option at checkout. By solving for the availability of credit, Behalf increases sales and improves cash flow for both merchants and their business customers.”

10. DigitalOcean

digitalocean

Founded: 2011

Also honored in10 Best Tech Startups in NYC

“Founded in 2012, and with offices in New York and Cambridge, MA, DigitalOcean provides the easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage, and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction and providing predictability so developers and their teams can spend more time building better software. We offer simple services, transparent pricing, an elegant user interface.

We’re always thinking of ways to make developers’ lives easier, including an intuitive interface and flexible API, a robust set of features, thousands of tutorials, and one of the largest libraries of open source resources available. It’s what brings us together and keeps us going. We’re independent thinkers, open communicators, and voracious learners. We get the job done—and we have fun doing it!”

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