2020 Best Tech Startups in New York

Powered by CrunchbaseThe 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 (unacquired), 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. Compass

compass

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“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.”

2. Oscar Health

Oscar Health

Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“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.”

3. letgo

letgo

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“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.”

4. Ribbon

ribbon

Founded: 2017

“Ribbon is a modern financial technology company transforming the real estate transaction by delivering certainty, transparency and joy to the home buying process. Consumers and realtors deserve a better experience, and we have designed an open platform that welcomes everyone in the home process to participate.”

5. You & Mr Jones

You & Mr Jones

Founded: 2015

“You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group. Building brands better, faster and cheaper, using technology.”

6. ClassPass

ClassPass

Founded: 2013

“Discover the best workouts around. Search gyms and studios near you, book a spot and get moving.

Join our quickly-growing team and you’ll have an incredible opportunity to build a career with a high-growth startup while empowering others to reach their fitness goals.

Companies can also give their employees access to our global network of fitness studios and gyms with one membership, while increasing engagement, retention and saving on healthcare costs. Find out more about our new Corporate Wellness Program here: corp.classpass.com.”

7. Wheels Up

Wheels Up

Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“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.”

8. Lemonade

lemonade

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in NYC

“Lemonade Insurance Company is a licensed insurance carrier, offering homeowners and renters insurance powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics. By replacing brokers and bureaucracy with bots and machine learning, Lemonade promises zero paperwork and instant everything. And as a Certified B-Corp, where underwriting profits go to nonprofits, Lemonade is remaking insurance as a social good, rather than a necessary evil.”

9. Knock

knock

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Knock (www.knock.com) is the first online Home Trade-in platform, a revolutionary new approach to home buying and selling that makes it as easy to trade-in your home as it is to trade-in your car. Launched by founding team members of Trulia.com, the company uses data science to price homes accurately, technology to sell them efficiently and a dedicated team of Licensed Local Experts to guide consumers through every step of the process. Knock’s top tier investors include RRE, Foundry Group, Redpoint, Greycroft, Corazon Capital, Correlation Ventures,Great Oaks Venture Capital and FJ Labs. The company has offices in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Dallas and Fort Worth, with several more on the way.”

10. DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean

Founded: 2011

Also honored in:

“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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