NYC tech startups across all industries are expanding rapidly, and now’s the time to get in on the action. If you’re looking for something new, you’ll want to check out some of these startups making massive hires. Update your resume and start applying.
What they do: If you’re on the hunt for a new apartment or condo, you might want to check out Compass — but only if your budget will allow. The real estate platform connects buyers and renters with luxury homes, and it operates in every major U.S. city.
Coolest perks: The startup offers employees a number of professional development opportunities, like training and tuition reimbursement, as well as generous time off benefits — think sabbatical and paid volunteer time. It also offers daily meals, fun company outings and a solid parental leave policy.
Notes from an insider: "At Compass, we look for high throughput and low ego,” said COO Maëlle Gavet. "People who are eager to transform any problem into an opportunity and who thrive in a high-speed environment will find their place and succeed on our team."
What they do: Group Nine Media is made up of four digital-first media companies: NowThis, The Dodo, Thrillist and Seeker. Every month, the company’s content rakes in 5 billion monthly video views and sees 120 million social engagements.
Coolest perks: Working at Group Nine means you’ll get to take advantage of 401(k) matching, commuter benefits and many happy hours and company outings. The office is pet-friendly and the dress is casual.
Notes from an insider: "Group Nine Media, at just over a year old, has become one of the world's largest digital-first media companies. We've grown tremendously not only in terms of our global scale, but also in the size of our workforce," said Chief People Officer Stacy Green. "Our goal is to win together. As we continue to recruit and hire amazing talent, we are looking for candidates that are eager to work collaboratively, try new things and make a difference.”
What they do: One of the biggest challenges of starting a business is accessing financing. Fundera is a platform that connects entrepreneurs with loan products, and does so by requiring fewer online forms, less waiting and more efficiency.
Coolest perks: Fundera’s office is casual, with a stocked kitchen and beer on tap. The team has a number of happy hours and company outings, as well as a stock purchase plan and unlimited PTO.
Notes from an insider: “Ideal candidates live our values,” said CEO Jared Hecht. “They are mission-driven individuals who want to economically empower and fight for small business owners. They are egoless and roll up their sleeves to get things done, know how to invest their time in the highest impact initiatives and strive to elevate those around them."
What they do: People come to Fiverr when they’re looking for freelance services of any kind, whether it’s SEO help for a website or background vocals for a song. The company was founded in 2010 and has since raised more than $110 million in total funding.
Coolest perks: The startup has a fully stocked kitchen and offers 401(k) matching, catered Friday lunches and office yoga. Employees can attend a number of happy hours, community events, volunteering activities and company outings and retreats.
Notes from an insider: "At Fiverr, it's our mission to grow and cultivate the world's largest digital marketplace, a place where people can find and purchase any service they need, and build the business of their dreams,” said Liat Peles, director of U.S. HR. “We look for our employees to have the same entrepreneurial mentality and hustle that our users do. Our ideal candidates are creative, curious and outspoken — but most of all, they come to work with the passion and the drive to take part in bringing the company to the next level."
What they do: VTS is a leasing and asset management platform that allows commercial real estate professionals to maximize revenue and performance by centralizing all of their critical data and workflows in one place. The company has over $100 million in funding from top VC firms, and have nearly 200 employees across the U.S. and London.
Coolest perks: Working at VTS means you get company equity, weekly catered lunches and unlimited snacks. There’s also beer on tap, and employees can take advantage of commuter benefits and parental leave.
Notes from an insider: "We look for someone who is a great collaborator and aspires to craft great customer experiences,” said co-founder and SVP of engineering Niall Smart. “It’s important that new team members value and reinforce an environment that helps bring new ideas to life."
What they do: Stride Consulting is an agile software consultancy that helps tech teams increase efficiency and find success. The company was founded in 2014 and is led by founder and CEO Debbie Madden.
Coolest perks: Employees at Stride Consulting receive a generous professional development budget — they’re given up to 80 hours and $2,000 per year to further their education. The company also hosts a number of socials, including activities like karaoke nights, Escape the Room events, “Murder at the Met” scavenger hunts and more.
Notes from an insider: "Developers who value continuous learning excel at Stride Consulting. Striders have the opportunity to work in a variety of tech stacks, and alongside some of the most sought-after tech teams in NYC,” said Madden. “As a result, I truly believe the learning opportunity, both on the engineering side as well as on the mentorship/management side, are unparalleled."
What they do: Citizen is an app that alerts users to nearby emergency situations and offers real-time, first-hand reporting. Founded in 2015, the NoLita-based company was featured in Built In NYC’s 50 NYC Startups to Watch in 2018 list.
Coolest perks: Citizen has a fully-stocked kitchen, lunch every day, full benefits, health and wellness perks and an inspiring office vibe that's contagious.
Notes from an insider: "Our userbase is growing rapidly and we're looking for passionate people to help Citizen scale nationally, and some day globally," said Head of Talent Acquisition Stephen Fleming. "We have people from incredibly diverse backgrounds: public safety, journalism and the NYPD, to name a few. We're building something that has never been built before, and that's incredibly exciting."