17 rapidly growing tech companies in NYC

by Adam Calica
October 21, 2015
 
When people think of major tech companies, Silicon Valley is usually the first place that comes to mind. But New York City isn’t far behind.
 
The burgeoning tech industry in the Big Apple is creating IT jobs and opportunities all over the region. Some of these companies have only just launched in the last few years, but they are already working their way up the list of high-ranking New York firms.
 
Below is a list of 17 rapidly growing tech companies that might be worth keeping your eye on.
 
1. WeWork
 
Founded in 2010, WeWork provides shared workspaces, online communities, and tech services for entrepreneurs and startups. The operation was able to attract $355 million in funding, leading to a $5 billion valuation by the end of its first year. It continues to grow, supplying jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs and techies of all kinds.
 
2. ZocDoc
 
Using online technology, patients now have the ability to locate doctors, dentists, and other health-care professionals who will accept their health insurance in their immediate area. The company was created in 2007 in response to debate about the Affordable Care Act.
 
3. LocalVox
 
Serving as a marketing platform for local, mobile, and social avenues, LocalVox managed to gather $7 million in funding at its launch. The company is now serving thousands of customers, including Whole Foods, AMC Theaters, and Buffalo Wild Wings.
 
4. StartApp
 
This mobile ad platform is used in more than 100,000 applications. Thus, thousands of companies, large and small, have taken advantage of the excellent distribution and monetization capabilities it affords.
 
5. Fiverr
 
Both businesses and individuals can use this website to find freelancers that are willing to do all kinds of online marketing, programming, and tech work for just $5. It connects the overseas market, and links to experts in 196 countries, particularly India and China.  
 
6. Kaltura
 
Kaltura is the world’s first open-source online video platform. It works with more than 300,000 media companies and institutions, including HBO, AT&T, and Harvard, to offer widespread video on demand. It’s also one of the top platforms for ad-based monetization for businesses.
 
7. Venmo
 
Venmo has been making it easy for consumers to send and receive money entirely for free since 2012. It’s basically a nonrelated extension of PayPal that uses the free online money service to transfer funds. It was the app of choice for sending money until PayPal created its own app. However, Venmo continues to grow rapidly and has a loyal following that will keep it competitive with PayPal and similar money transfer services.
 
8. MongoDB
 
Before MongoDB, the process of writing new computer code took much longer, and there was a lot more room for error. This platform facilitates the writing of code to make it both faster and more flexible. It’s only been around since 2013, but it’s already garnered $311 million in venture funding.
 
9. Yext
 
This is one of the most impressive Big Apple tech players. It’s already settled into a 40,000-square-foot office space by allowing firms to access the GeoMarketing Cloud to find geodata, rich content and assets, media engagement, and more. 
 
10. 33Across
 
Pushing products across social media has never been easier than with 33Across’s Brand Graph. Companies use it to comprehend data that relates to their readers, and thereby helps them to share and analyze content on social media more effectively. 
 
11. Voxy
 
Through the wonders of technology, non-native English speakers can learn the language through an array of lessons, live classes, and self-study. It’s optimized for mobile, and it’s even managed to partner with certain major education and technology companies such as Pearson.
 
12. Betterment 
 
The opportunity to become financially stable is more easily attainable through this online brokerage firm that focuses on stocks and bond portfolios. For a small royalty fee, Betterment can help businesses and individuals through sound financial advice to guaranteed financial growth.
 
13. Thrillist
 
This 2004 male-focused email newsletter generator seeks to eliminate the gap between commerce and editorial content. It focuses on writing and sharing online content and sharing tips, advice, and stories. The immense effort put into content creation and distribution efforts has enabled this firm to grow significantly in New York.
 
14. NumberFire
 
NumberFire marries complicated calculations and technical formulas to daily fantasy sports, and generates more plausible predictions to improve users’ chances of winning. Creator NikBonaddio was one of the few to win “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” and he used his winnings to fund the startup, eventually raising $650,000 through crowdfunding and angel investors that included Regis Philbin.
 
15. MakerBot
 
3D printing is becoming more and more popular as the technology advances and awareness of it becomes more widespread. This new NYC company is looking to bring 3D printing into the homes of everyday Americans, so as to empower them to print toys, parts, and other household items rather than having to purchase all of them whole. Their main focus is making 3D printing cheap, and the $10 million they’ve raised so far is going to make it a lot easier for them to do it. 
 
16. Kickstarter
 
We all know about Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform that makes a large number of startups possible. The company’s only been around since 2009, but it has already become the most renowned equity-crowdfunding tool on the market. Kickstarter proved that its platform works by raising an incredible $10 million within the first couple years after launch. 
 
17. Chartbeat
 
Chartbeat enables publishers and websites to keep close tabs on real-time analytics with relation to their content. The company is built on the premise that big data is really confusing, but you shouldn’t worry because its analytics tools can decode it for you.

 

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