Energize your mind: 6 NYC tech companies on the hunt for innovative thinkers

by Liz Warren
May 15, 2019

NYC tech is home to some of the most innovative companies changing their industries — and the world — for the better. If you’re looking for a new, meaningful mission, we’ve rounded up six NYC tech companies that are innovating in everything from AI to fintech, and all of them are looking for fresh talent.


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What they do: Kustomer is a CRM platform that unifies data from multiple sources and helps companies deliver personalized service through one single timeline view.

Coolest perks: The Kustomer team receives stock options, 100 percent healthcare coverage and commuter benefits. They also host regular happy hours and trivia nights that employees are encouraged to attend.

Notes from an insider: “We think of ourselves as being people-first,” said VP of Business Operations and People Robert Charming. “We look for teammates who are strong communicators and who enjoy collaborating. Our Krew is building a better customer experience that focuses on personalization and support — a mindset that begins with our team.”


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What they do: HyperScience provides companies with AI solutions that automate manual processes.

Coolest perks: Employees receive daily catered lunch, subsidized gym memberships, and 30 days of PTO each year. Employees are also encouraged to take advantage of family-focused perks, including six months paid parental leave, a child care and education stipend and free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip.

Notes from an insider: “Our aim is to hire people who can be the CEO of their own function,” said CEO and founder Peter Brodsky. “We believe that ownership of one’s work and decisions is hugely important and allows talent to flourish.”



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What they do: Revolut is a digital banking alternative for retail and business users.

Coolest perks: Revolut offers employees a 401 (k) matching program, unlimited PTO and catered meals. They also have a flexible work policy and give employees the ability to work remotely.

Notes from an insider: “We are not afraid of doing new things — that's what entrepreneurship is,” said CEO Nik Storonsky. “We'd rather try and fail rather than wait, analyze, think and don't do anything. There is a good term for that — paralysis through analysis. We are not that type of team.”


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What they do: Managed by Q is a platform that connects companies with services for cleaning, maintenance, office administration, IT and security.

Coolest perks: Employees can enjoy 401 (k) matching, parental leave and a number of initiatives for bringing the team together to learn. The company’s Employee Resource Group leads everything from wellness programs to hack days.

Notes from an insider: “At Managed by Q, ideas from every part of the organization are valued, so we specifically seek out people whose passion and grit will continue to make us better,” said VP of People Maria Dunn. “We also look for those who are driven by collaborating within teams and solving hard problems. We have a big year of hiring ahead of us and we are interested in individuals who are seeking to grow themselves, their teammates and our business.”


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What they do: Pager uses AI to connect patients with healthcare providers for a more personalized, efficient experience.

Coolest perks: Pager employees receive unlimited PTO, commuter benefits and a 401 (k) matching program. The company also offers a number of wellness-focused perks, including a fitness stipend and free yoga, Headspace and CitiBike memberships.

Notes from an insider: “At Pager, we look for candidates who are driven by our mission to change the way that people interact with their healthcare,” said Victoria Kasumu, VP, people and operations. “We are an organization that works with both heart and grit to make a tangible impact on our industry and look for people who share our dedication and passion for excellence.”


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What they do: EquityZen is a technology-driven platform that provides liquidity for pre-IPO shares and opens access to pre-IPO investments.

Coolest perks: Employees receive equity grants upon hire with eligibility for refreshes over time, as well as unlimited PTO, professional development and wellness stipends. EquityZen also hosts regular team building activities throughout the year and provides catered lunches.

Notes from an insider: “At EquityZen, we hire smart, hard-working people who are eager to work at one of the most innovative fintech companies out there,” said Linda Paul, VP, people operations. “When we interview candidates, we look for people who are humble, take ownership of their work and their mistakes, and are ready to collaborate on building something great — and have fun while doing it.”


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