Introducing NYC's Top 100 tech companies

November 7, 2017

nyc top 100 tech companies

 

New York City's 100 biggest local tech companies alone employ over 38,000 people — and more companies and employees are being added by the day as NYC gives established tech destinations a run for their money.

Competition to make Built In NYC’s Top 100 list, which ranks the city’s biggest local digital tech employers by employee count, was tight, with Sisense clocking in as number 100 with a healthy local headcount of 122.

To better highlight the city’s local innovation ecosystem, this year’s list only includes companies headquartered in NYC, leaving off major employers like Google, Uber and Twitter.

 

nyc top 100 tech companies

 

Top companies by industry

Given New York City’s reputation as a hub for the global media industry, it’s no surprise that digital media companies have made their mark on the city’s tech scene. Bloomberg, Oath and VICE take up three of the top four spots on our ranking of the city’s biggest local tech employers.

Other key industries include marketing technology, fintech and e-commerce, with companies like AppNexus, E*Trade and Etsy leading the way.

NYC tech’s biggest newcomers

Some of NYC’s biggest digital tech companies are also among its youngest. Founded two years ago and with 380 employees, Intersection, a digital media company, has quickly become one of the city’s biggest tech employers. Similarly, blockchain software company ConsenSys, founded in 2014, employs 164 people in its Brooklyn office.

Also founded in 2014 were Glossier, Managed by Q and Quartet, with 163, 160 and 145 employees, respectively.

 

nyc top 100 tech companies

 

bloomberg NYC tech company

Rank: 1 | Employees: 9,000 | Founded: 1981 | Software

 

Oath NYC tech company

Rank: 2 | Employees: 1,400 | Founded: 2017 | Media

 

CA Technologies NYC tech company

Rank: 3 | Employees: 1,230 | Founded: 1976 | Software

 

vice nyc tech company

Rank: 4 | Employees: 1,217 | Founded: 1994 | Media

 

blue apron nyc tech company

Rank: 5 | Employees: 890 | Founded: 2012 | Food

 

etrade nyc tech company

Rank: 6 | Employees: 827 | Founded: 1982 | Fintech

 

buzzfeed nyc tech company

Rank: 7 | Employees: 730 | Founded: 2006 | Media

 

yext nyc tech company

Rank: 8 | Employees: 675 | Founded: 2006 | Web

 

freshdirect nyc tech company

Rank: 9 | Employees: 657 | Founded: 2002 | Food

 

etsy nyc tech company

Rank: 10 | Employees: 622 | Founded:2005 | E-commerce

 

appnexus nyc tech company

Rank: 11 | Employees: 583 | Founded: 2007 | Web

 

refinery29 nyc tech company

Rank: 12 | Employees: 558 | Founded: 2005 | Media

 

peloton nyc tech company

Rank: 13 | Employees: 515 | Founded: 2012 | Fitness

 

informationbuilders nyc tech company

Rank: 14 | Employees: 485 | Founded: 1975 | Software

 

flatiron health nyc tech company

Rank: 15 | Employees: 460 | Founded: 2012 | Healthtech

 

shutterstock nyc tech company

Rank: 16 | Employees: 450 | Founded: 2003 | Web

 

squarespace nyc tech company

Rank: 17 | Employees: 426 | Founded: 2004 | Web

 

infor nyc tech company

Rank: 18 | Employees: 420 | Founded: 2002 | Software

 

group nine media nyc tech

Rank: 18* | Employees: 420 | Founded: 2016 | Media

 

oscar nyc tech company

Rank: 19 | Employees: 400 | Founded: 2013 | Healthtech

 

gilt groupe nyc tech

Rank: 19 | Employees: 400 | Founded: 2007 | E-commerce

 

intersection nyc tech company

Rank: 21 | Employees: 380 | Founded: 2015 | Marketing

 

namely nyc tech company

Rank: 21 | Employees: 380 | Founded: 2012 | Software

 

business insider nyc tech company

Rank: 23 | Employees: 350 | Founded: 2007 | Media

 

xo group nyc tech company

Rank: 23 | Employees: 350 | Founded: 1996 | Media

 

mediamath nyc tech company

Rank: 25 | Employees: 346 | Founded: 2007 | Marketing

 

zocdoc nyc tech company

Rank: 26 | Employees: 340 | Founded: 2007 | Healthtech

 

presidio nyc tech company

Rank: 27 | Employees: 332 | Founded: 2003 | Cloud

 

mediaocean nyc tech company

Rank: 28 | Employees: 330 | Founded: 2006 | Software

 

compass nyc tech company

Rank: 29 | Employees: 300 | Founded: 2012 | Real estate

 

casper nyc tech company

Rank: 29 | Employees: 300 | Founded: 2013 | E-commerce

 

fareportal nyc tech company

Rank: 29 | Employees: 300 | Founded: 2002 | E-commerce

 

mongodb nyc tech company

Rank: 29 | Employees: 300 | Founded: 2007 | Software

 

justworks nyc tech company

Rank: 33 | Employees: 288 | Founded: 2012 | Software

 

1stdibs nyc tech company

Rank: 34 | Employees: 269 | Founded: 2001 | E-commerce

 

integral ad science nyc tech company

Rank: 35 | Employees: 262 | Founded: 2009 | Marketing

 

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Rank: 36 | Employees: 260 | Founded: 2000 | Software

 

handy nyc tech company

Rank: 37 | Employees: 255 | Founded: 2012 | Consumer

 

warby parker nyc tech company

Rank: 38 | Employees: 251 | Founded: 2010 | E-commerce

 

complex media nyc tech company

Rank: 39 | Employees: 250 | Founded: 2002 | Media

 

ondeck nyc tech company

Rank: 39 | Employees: 250 | Founded: 2007 | Fintech

 

bouncex nyc tech company

Rank: 39 | Employees: 250 | Founded: 2012 | Software

 

vimeo nyc tech company

Rank: 42 | Employees: 240 | Founded: 2004 | Video

 

learnvest nyc tech company

Rank: 43 | Employees: 236 | Founded: 2010 | Fintech

 

bonobos nyc tech company

Rank: 44 | Employees: 225 | Founded: 2007 | E-commerce

 

datadog nyc tech company

Rank: 44 | Employees: 225 | Founded: 2010 | Software

 

sprinklr nyc tech company

Rank: 46 | Employees: 218 | Founded: 2009 | B2B

 

betterment nyc tech company

Rank: 47 | Employees: 216 | Founded: 2008 | Fintech

 

tmp nyc tech company

Rank: 48 | Employees: 201 | Founded: 2006 | Marketing

 

2u nyc tech company

Rank: 49 | Employees: 200 | Founded: 2008 | Edtech

 

rent the runway nyc tech company

Rank: 49 | Employees: 230* | Founded: 2009 | E-commerce

 

classpass nyc tech company

Rank: 49 | Employees: 200 | Founded: 2012 | Consumer

 

digitalocean nyc tech company

Rank: 49 | Employees: 200 | Founded: 2011 | Cloud

 

taboola nyc tech company

Rank: 53 | Employees: 198 | Founded: 2007 | Web

 

harrys nyc tech company

Rank: 54 | Employees: 197 | Founded: 2012 | E-commerce

 

uncommon goods nyc tech company

Rank: 55 | Employees: 196 | Founded: 1999 | E-commerce

 

makerbot nyc tech company

Rank: 56 | Employees: 194 | Founded: 2009 | 3D printing

 

Moat nyc tech company

Rank: 57 | Employees: 187 | Founded: 2010 | Marketing

 

meetup nyc tech company

Rank: 58 | Employees: 186 | Founded: 2002 | Web

 

jw player nyc tech company

Rank: 59 | Employees: 185 | Founded: 2008 | Web

 

undertone nyc tech company

Rank: 59 | Employees: 185 | Founded: 2001 | Marketing

 

mashable nyc tech company

Rank: 61 | Employees: 184 | Founded: 2005 | Media

 

kargo nyc tech company

Rank: 62 | Employees: 182 | Founded: 2003 | Marketing

 

foursquare nyc tech company

Rank: 63 | Employees: 177 | Founded: 2009 | Web

 

greenhouse nyc tech company

Rank: 64 | Employees: 175 | Founded: 2012 | HR

 

appboy nyc tech company

Rank: 64 | Employees: 175 | Founded: 2011 | Web

 

zeta nyc tech company

Rank: 64 | Employees: 175 | Founded: 2007 | Marketing

 

vts nyc tech company

Rank: 67 | Employees: 172 | Founded: 2011 | Real estate

 

dataminr nyc tech company

Rank: 68 | Employees: 170 | Founded: 2009 | Web

 

emarketer nyc tech company

Rank: 69 | Employees: 167 | Founded: 1996 | Marketing

 

conductor nyc tech company

Rank: 70 | Employees: 166 | Founded: 2008 | Web

 

consensys nyc tech company

Rank: 71 | Employees: 164 | Founded: 2014 | Fintech

 

glossier nyc tech company

Rank: 72 | Employees: 163 | Founded: 2014 | E-commerce

 

outbrain nyc tech company

Rank: 73 | Employees: 160 | Founded: 2006 | Web

 

managed by q nyc tech company

Rank: 73 | Employees: 160 | Founded: 2014 | B2B

 

quartz nyc tech company

Rank: 75 | Employees: 150 | Founded: 2012 | Media

 

artnet nyc tech company

Rank: 75 | Employees: 150 | Founded: 1989 | E-commerce

 

liveintent nyc tech company

Rank: 77 | Employees: 149 | Founded: 2009 | Marketing

 

general assembly nyc tech company

Rank: 78 | Employees: 146 | Founded: 2011 | Edtech

 

artsy nyc tech company

Rank: 78 | Employees: 146 | Founded: 2009 | E-commerce

 

bluecore nyc tech company

Rank: 80 | Employees: 145 | Founded: 2013 | Marketing

 

quartet nyc tech company

Rank: 80 | Employees: 145 | Founded: 2014 | Healthtech

 

fanduel nyc tech company

Rank: 82 | Employees: 143 | Founded: 2007 | Gaming

 

plated nyc tech company

Rank: 83 | Employees: 140 | Founded: 2012 | Food

 

percolate nyc tech company

Rank: 83 | Employees: 140 | Founded: 2011 | Software

 

stack overflow nyc tech company

Rank: 83 | Employees: 140 | Founded: 2008 | Web

 

transfix nyc tech company

Rank: 83 | Employees: 140 | Founded: 2013 | Supply chain

 

shopkeep nyc tech company

Rank: 83 | Employees: 140 | Founded: 2008 | Software

 

seatgeek nyc tech company

Rank: 88 | Employees: 138 | Founded: 2009 | Web

 

cb insights nyc tech company

Rank: 89 | Employees: 136 | Founded: 2009 | Web

 

newsela nyc tech company

Rank: 90 | Employees: 135 | Founded: 2013 | Edtech

 

annalect nyc tech company

Rank: 90 | Employees: 135 | Founded: 2010 | Marketing

 

mediaradar nyc tech company

Rank: 92 | Employees: 133 | Founded: 2006 | Marketing

 

purch nyc tech company

Rank: 93 | Employees: 132 | Founded: 2003 | Media

 

spring nyc tech company

Rank: 94 | Employees: 131 | Founded: 2013 | E-commerce

 

schoology nyc tech company

Rank: 94 | Employees: 131 | Founded: 2009 | Edtech

 

birchbox nyc tech company

Rank: 96 | Employees: 130 | Founded: 2010 | E-commerce

 

sailthru nyc tech company

Rank: 96 | Employees: 130 | Founded: 2008 | Marketing

 

tapad nyc tech company

Rank: 98 | Employees: 125 | Founded: 2010 | Marketing

 

yodle nyc tech company

Rank: 99 | Employees: 124 | Founded: 2005 | Web

 

sisense nyc tech company

Rank: 100 | Employees: 122 | Founded: 2004 | Software

 

nyc top 100 tech companies

* Rent the Runway's employee count has been updated to 230, up from 200, which was the company's initial submission. Group Nine Media, now tied for 18th place, was wrongfully omitted from the initial version of the list.

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Built In NYC’s Top 100 is a ranking of the largest digital tech employers in New York City based on local, full-time employee count as of September 1, 2017. This ranking is compiled by submissions to the Built In NYC website and market survey as well as press releases, news coverage and other publicly available data.

To be eligible for inclusion, a company must be based in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island and its primary business and industry must be digital technology/innovation, including web and mobile applications, software, IoT, e-commerce, VR/AR and digital agency work. Employee numbers only include workers in NYC and do not count part-time employees, interns, contractors or non-W2 workers. Both private and public companies have been surveyed.

Some companies that may have been eligible have been excluded because they have self-opted to not disclose headcount or have not supplied the required information requested in the survey.

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