16 NYC Companies to Follow This Fall

At 16 tech companies, team members are empowered by strong cultures, noteworthy benefits and exciting opportunities. Learn why each company is worthy of its place on the pedestal.

Written by Lucas Dean
Published on Aug. 31, 2023
16 NYC Companies to Follow This Fall
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Fall is just around the corner. While sweater weather might still be a way off for New Yorkers, plenty of NYC’s best autumn activities are fast approaching.

Whether you’re preparing for the inevitable post-San Gennaro food coma, plotting a weekend trip upstate to see foliage colors change or taking the family to the Bronx Zoo for Pumpkin Nights, NYC has a plethora of activities throughout the season to satisfy any and every niche and interest. 

Likewise, NYC’s sprawling tech scene — the fastest-growing in the United States — has something for professionals of all passions or specialties. The top largest tech funding rounds for NYC companies drew a total of over $562 million in June and $240 million in July, demonstrating the area’s continued dominance as a magnet for innovation. 

At 16 local companies, tech professionals are continuing to make strides into a bright future despite a rocky year for the industry. These companies and their teams are empowered by notable benefits and strong cultures. 

Read what makes them worthy of their moment in the spotlight. 

 

 

monday.com
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Our office is located in Union Square near the farmer's market and lots of other great places to eat and shop!

 

What monday.com does: monday.com is a work operating system that businesses use to manage workflows, align team members and boost productivity.

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Adoption assistance and 13 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule, including start and end times
  • Paid industry certifications
  • Customized development tracks

 

Valuing feedback: VP of People Americas Mike Lamm spoke to Built In in May about how monday.com optimizes time in person. “Our team’s input was woven into every element of our office design to ensure we were providing the best in-office experience. We were able to deliver a truly special and unique environment because of their invaluable feedback,” said Lamm.

 

 

The ZS NY office is located in the heart of Manhattan in the Empire State Building. The ZS Princeton office is located at 210 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ.

 

What ZS does: Management consulting and technology firm ZS harnesses deep expertise and data-driven analytics to help clients make informed decisions, improve outcomes and build innovative solutions. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Customized development tracks
  • General parental and family medical leave
  • Charitable contribution matching
  • Continuing education stipend

 

A shared mission: ZS team members are unified and motivated by the desire to improve healthcare through technology. “Our aim is not to just push out another digital product into the already crowded space and earn some market share — it’s to help patients and providers access therapies with ease,” explained Director of Digital Products and Solutions Vidya Viswanathan. 

 

 

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What Multiverse does: Multiverse, one of Built In’s Best Places to Work in 2023, is on a mission to democratize access to quality career and learning opportunities through professional apprenticeships. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Generous PTO and paid volunteer time
  • Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
  • Mentorship program 
  • Company equity and performance bonus 

 

Uplifting each other: With over 10,000 apprenticeships as of May, Multiverse is creating new ways to launch a career. While that goal certainly comes with some challenges, Senior Director of Global Talent Veronica Salcido told Built In that supportive colleagues make it a great experience. “We are solving some pretty complex systemic challenges. However, I get to do it with some of the smartest and most down-to-earth people I’ve ever worked with,” said Salcido. 

 

 

 

What Wingspan does: Wingspan is a payroll platform for independent contractors and their businesses that streamlines onboarding, payments and compliance. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Competitive stock option packages
  • Travel stipend for team off-sites
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

 

Finetuned remote work: For Wingspan’s international workforce, the downsides of being remote have been ironed out, enabling team members to perform at their best. “The team has been working closely — and with exceptional physical distance — for all of our existence. We’re experts at remote work and take great care at mitigating the difficulties of long distance,” said Lead Full Stack Engineer Chris. 

 

 

Utility
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What Utility does: Utility is an agency that designs and develops mobile applications and digital platforms. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Home-office stipend for remote employees
  • Company-sponsored outings and happy hours
  • Promote from within
  • Generous parental leave and return-to-work program

 

Prioritizing DEI: At Utility, diversity, equity and inclusion are valued and fostered throughout all functions and areas. In the workplace, team members are encouraged to share their unique perspectives and authentic selves. During digital projects, employees adhere to accessibility best practices that surpass industry standards. 

 

 

Our office is located in Manhattan, near the Empire State Building. The area is lively and has great food and transportation options!

 

What TrialSpark does: Tech-driven pharma platform TrialSpark optimizes drug development, enabling faster trial completion, more efficient design and higher data quality. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Diversity employee resource groups 
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Monthly transportation subsidy
  • Continuing education stipend

 

Making a difference: TrialSpark’s team members are diverse in their backgrounds and expertise, but they all have one thing in common: A passion to have an impact. “My colleagues not only focused on the areas that would help us bring treatments to patients faster but also started suggesting areas where we could work together to do so and create concrete solutions,” said Senior Manager of Operations and Site Identification Chelsea Colby in a 2023 interview with Built In

 

 

Flatiron Health
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Our headquarters at One Soho in NYC is easily accessible, modern, and equipped with all the amenities our employees need to be comfortable, productive, and collaborative. Additionally, we have offices in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, London, Berlin, and Tokyo, further expanding our global presence.

 

What Flatiron Health does: Flatiron Health translates clinical and data science into patient experiences to advance research, improve treatment and inform policy for cancer patients. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Adoption assistance and generous parental leave
  • Customized development tracks
  • Company equity and performance bonus
  • Documented equal pay policy

 

LGBTQ+ belonging: Flatiron Health’s culture is founded on inclusion and is present in everything from its office design and ERGs to employees’ email signatures. “Our commitment to inclusivity extends to our employee benefits as well. We offer family planning benefits through KindBody to support all kinds of families, recognizing the diversity of family structures and needs within our community,” said DEI Program Associate Avisha Sanassie in an interview with Built In

 

 

Located in Tribeca, our NYC office sits in the heart of one of the city's most vibrant districts. It’s a perfect mix of convenience and location with panoramic views of the Hudson River and iconic landmarks, and close to a diverse array of restaurants and public transit options.

 

What Dandy does: Dandy is on a mission to transform the dental industry by integrating and simplifying every function through technology. The company is one of Built In’s Best Places to Work in 2023.

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits: 

  • Diversity employee resource groups 
  • Continuing education during work hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Remote work program

 

Nurturing learning: In the dynamic landscape of hyper-growth startups like Dandy, professional development opportunities are inherent; the need for versatile talent drives on-the-job upskilling. COO Jerry Tang discussed the importance of learning on the job and transitioning from roles within a fast-growing company. "We have many first-time team managers, which itself is a professional development opportunity. We are starting to offer manager training and will continue to invest in professional learning and development resources to help us improve," shared Tang in a 2022 interview with Built In.

 

 

OpenWeb
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OpenWeb is located in the heart of SoHo. There’s plenty of great spots to grab lunch and coffee. It’s also a short walk from multiple subway lines.

 

What OpenWeb does: OpenWeb empowers publishers and advertisers to reduce toxicity online by creating trusted social spaces focused on ownership and healthy communities. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • 100 percent paid insurance benefits
  • Charitable contribution matching
  • Mean gender pay gap below 10 percent 
  • Generous parental leave and return-to-work program

 

Shaping digital realms: When Built In chatted with Manager of Trust and Safety Matt Rahm last November, he said what drew him to come aboard was OpenWeb’s ability to create better online experiences for users worldwide. “I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment alongside an amazing group of international teammates who all share the vision for a healthier web,” said Rahm. 

 

 

Our NYC headquarters is located in the Financial District near the World Trade Center with plenty of restaurants and fast-casual spots in the area, and easily accessible by various transportation stops close by. Check out this video to learn even more: https://orch.co/nyc-office

 

What Orchard does: Orchard is a real estate technology company which enables home sellers to buy their new home before they sell, harness real estate, mortgage and title services in one place, and access local agents and price-boosting options.

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Mentorship programs and promote from within
  • Highly diverse management team
  • Free fitness classes and discounted gym access
  • On-demand therapy

 

Free to experiment: The fear of failure hampers growth and learning opportunities, but leaders at Orchard have encouraged team members to take risks. “I found that explicitly discussing our appetite for experimentation and failure made team members more comfortable in suggesting bigger bets that had the potential to move the needle forward on business results,” said Chief Marketing Officer Ran Tan in a recent interview with Built In

 

 

Canoe Software
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Canoe is located in the trendy SoHo district of downtown Manhattan, easy to get to by train or ferry (and even easier now since we're remote!).

 

What Canoe does: Canoe’s AI technology empowers alternative investments with cloud-based, machine-learning technology for document collection, data extraction and data science initiatives.

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • $1,000 annual budget for continuing education
  • Stipends for fitness and remote work accommodations
  • Hiring practices that promote diversity
  • Unlimited vacation policy

 

A promising future: Following a successful $25 million Series B funding round, CEO Jason Eisworth shared how the investments would advance Canoe’s goals and offerings. “As alternative investments continue to gain popularity amongst institutional and individual investors, the new injection of capital will allow us to further serve our customer base and streamline alternative investment data globally,” said Eisworth in a statement. 

 

 

 

What Veritonic does: Veritonic’s audio analytics and research platform helps brands, agencies and publishers gain insight into their audio assets’ and campaigns’ ROI and audience response. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Flexible hybrid work environment
  • Strong medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
  • Unlimited PTO 
  • Employees receive a full work-from-home setup

 

Open and transparent: At Veritonic, the people create the culture — and its strong culture is a direct reflection of its team members. “Veritonic’s commitment to being resourceful and proactive, while maintaining honest and open communication, really spoke to me,” said VP of Marketing Kristin Charron in a 2023 interview with Built In. “The daily actions of my team members reinforce the values at Veritonic as the kind of culture that I love to be a part of.”

 

 

Healthee
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What Healthee does: Healthee is on a mission to fix employee health benefits through an AI-powered platform that answers questions in an instant. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Documented equal pay policy
  • Free daily meals
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Highly diverse management team

 

Valuing every person: In workplaces, especially rapidly growing ones like Healthee, it can feel easy to get lost in the shuffle. But leaders like VP of People Debbie Van Zeken know how important it is to pay attention to the individual as well as the whole. “Understanding how employees feel on a more personal level should be a priority. Make sure you know what’s happening with your teams through every step of their employment lifecycle,” said Van Zeken in an interview with Built In.  

 

 

 

What Meetup does: Meetup makes it easy to find and organize local events, activities and groups for all interests, hobbies and passions. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health, vision and dental coverage with no premiums 
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Annual learning and development budget

 

Creating connections: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Meetup values quality face-to-face time. When team members come into the office once a week, it’s worthwhile — and enjoyable. “We order catered lunches on different days to provide opportunities for real human connections to happen over meals. We also organize in-office fun events such as poker nights, potlucks, Halloween costume competitions and parties,” explained HR Specialist of the People Team Olga Ramesh in an interview with Built In.

 

 

Summer
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We're a New York-based team, currently working out of our home offices during COVID.

 

What Summer does: Summer is on a mission to help the 45 million people burdened by student debt navigate the complex student loan market. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Significant equity allocations
  • 401(k) plans with 4 percent employer matching
  • Contribution toward student loan repayment
  • 100 percent coverage of health, dental and vision insurance

 

Harnessing empathy: Student loans are a burden for so many individuals, but for some, their impacts are especially felt. “One of the things that really stood out to me when I was considering joining Summer was that the company had published articles on the disproportionate effects of student debt on the Black and queer populations,” said VP of Operations and Client Experience Bridget Haile in a 2022 interview with Built In

 

 

Tonic is a fully remote company. We do have co-working spaces in San Francisco, Atlanta, and New York City but going into these offices is completely optional.

 

What Tonic.ai does: Tonic.ai enables developers across industries to mimic production databases and create safe, high-quality, synthetic data in local environments. 

 

Noteworthy perks and benefits:

  • Remote-friendly work with the option to work in person
  • Continuing education during work hours
  • Generous PTO and unlimited vacation policy
  • Competitive salary and company equity


Doing what matters: In a 2022 Built In interview, Head of Product Kasey Alderete shared why she was drawn to Tonic.ai: “Working on B2B software is particularly exciting to me because of the leverage we have in getting to make a broader impact. And making it even more personal is working on data privacy, a concern that we all have as consumers and producers of data. Building not just a product but a company around that market opportunity was enticing.”

 

Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and and companies listed

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