Built In NYC’s 17 Featured Companies of the Month

New York’s numbers are constantly changing, just like the growing number of tech jobs the city offers.

Written by Mia Goulart
Published on May. 30, 2024
Built In NYC’s 17 Featured Companies of the Month
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Eight million people, 800 languages, 1,600 pizzerias. 

New York’s numbers tell a story. It’s no different when it comes to the city’s tech scene. 

    TECH BY THE NUMBERS

    As of 2023, The Big Apple boasts:

    • 25,000 tech-enabled startups
    • 370,000 tech jobs,
    • 160% employment growth rate

     

    And its numbers are always evolving. Tech: NYC’s Annual Report found tech to be the fastest-growing sector, with the number of tech jobs surpassing even those on Wall Street. But NYC is not Silicon Valley, nor is it trying to be. It’s rapidly making a name for itself as a hub for emerging talent. 

    For job seekers looking to add to the numbers, the following companies are hiring now. 

     

     

    What they do: Prove is a leader in mobile and digital identity authentication. 

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Company equity
    • Fertility benefits
    • Free daily meals
    • Wellness programs
    • Unlimited vacation policy

     

    Prioritizing potential: At Prove, anyone can become a “cyber warrior.” In an interview, Prove CIO and CISO Amanda Fennell told Built In: “Leaders and those who are hiring must look for curious people who have potential, and these candidates can come from any background.”

     

     

    What they do: Multiverse provides equitable access to economic opportunity.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • 401(K) matching
    • Fitness stipend
    • Customized development tracks
    • Highly diverse management team
    • Mental health benefits

     

    More than a previous job: At Multiverse, candidates are more than their resumes. During the interview process, the hiring team assesses four characteristics: intelligence, character, coachability and track record of excellence. 

     

     

    What they do: Pinwheel is used to securely update direct deposits and access income data.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Pet friendly
    • Home-office stipend for remote employees
    • Mentorship program
    • Pair programming
    • Generous parental leave

     

    Building as a team: When asked how Pinwheel compares to other companies when it comes to building and launching new products, there was one word Staff Software Engineer Andy Chen used repeatedly: “we.” “We build as a team rather than as individuals,” he said. “What matters most is that we build the right product rather than prioritizing who builds it.”

     

     

    What they do: The Farmer’s Dog replaces bulk bags of highly processed pellets with a personalized subscription service that sends freshly made dog food directly to customers’ doors. 

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Employee stock purchase plan
    • Free daily meals
    • Continuing education stipend
    • Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
    • Return-to-work program post parental leave

     

    An emphasis on culture: When it comes to hiring, SVP of Humans Sana Raheem looks for “culture adds” and considers how a candidate will add value to the team. “While we expect our values to endure for some time, we also regularly revisit and pressure-test them to ensure they’re still relevant to the company we are and want to be,” she said.

     

     

    What they do: Child Mind Institute works with children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. 

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Commuter benefits
    • Company-sponsored outings
    • Wellness programs
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Bereavement leave benefits

     

    Continually evolving: The Child Mind Institute recently celebrated the opening of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Global Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, created to drive advances in under-researched areas of mental health and expand worldwide access to training and treatment. 

     

     

    What they do: VideoAmp makes media measurement and optimization software for use in marketing and advertising.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Charitable contribution matching
    • Adoption assistance
    • Relocation assistance
    • Virtual coaching services
    • Transgender health care benefits

     

    Employees in the driver’s seat: At VideoAmp, employees sit in the driver’s seat to create their own career path and bring it to life. In an interview with Built In, former VP of Talent Management and Talent Advisory Jonathan Fisch said employees create success profiles, detailing what success looks like in their roles and the factors that help them excel. 

     

     

    What they do: Maven Clinic is the largest virtual clinic for women and families, providing clinical, emotional and financial support all in one platform.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Company-sponsored happy hours
    • Job training and conferences
    • Partners with nonprofits
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • Mean gender pay gap below 10%

     

    A mission that matters: Chief Product Officer Jason Lee joined Maven because of the tangible difference he could make in the lives of its members. He told Built In: “We share a Maven Moment every Monday at our team meeting. It’s a wonderful reminder that the products we deliver change peoples’ lives for the better.”

     

     

    What they do: Hiro Systems empowers developers to create a better digital future with tools and services to build on Bitcoin.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Childcare benefits
    • Home-office stipend for remote employees
    • Continuing education available during work hours
    • Mandated unconscious bias training
    • Wellness programs

     

    Scoring scalability: Hiro Systems emphasizes scalability in its technology, ensuring services maintain optimal performance and cost-efficiency. Staff DevOps Engineer Charlie Cantoni spoke to Built In about this, saying, “A service or system should be able to respond to decreased demand by scaling inward or downward.” 

     

     

    What they do: adMarketplace delivers relevant search advertising to consumers on the open web.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Performance bonus
    • Pay transparency
    • Fitness stipend
    • Company-sponsored family events
    • Tuition reimbursement

     

    A fast track to success: For former VP, of Advertiser Success Teena Singh, joining adMarketplace helped accelerate her career as a team manager. She told Built In: “I was allowed to grow and build a team that is the center of excellence within the organization. I’ve been able to grow in my leadership skills, really lead with empathy and enhance my active listening skills.”

     

     

    What they do: Enigma provides fresh, accurate data about the identity and financial health of small businesses.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Generous parental leave
    • Fitness stipend
    • Mental health benefits
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Unlimited vacation policy

     

    Brimming with focus: In a conversation with Built In, Chief Technology Officer Ryan Green highlighted the company’s most precious resource as “focus” — specifically that of its engineering talent. “Teams with focus can build and extend scalable systems,” he said. “Teams distracted by keeping their previous builds running often fail to do this.”

     

     

    What they do: Justworks is a cloud-based software platform that takes the busyness out of growing a business and alleviates the unknown. 

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Company equity
    • Free snacks and drinks
    • Pet friendly
    • Return-to-work program post parental leave
    • Diversity employee resource groups

     

    Meeting individual needs: Justworks’ diversity, wellness and return-to-office programs all share a unifying thread: deep attention to humanism, which is what employees believe makes the company unique. On the subject, one employee said: “Kindness feels different for different people. People have different love languages and different needs.”

     

     

    What they do: Hivebrite is an all-in-one community management and engagement platform, powering impactful communities.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Employee stock purchase plan
    • Adoption assistance
    • Mother’s room
    • Abortion travel benefits
    • Employee-led culture committees 

     

    Destigmatizing mental health: Recently, Hivebrite announced a partnership with online health platform moka.care, to support its employees no matter their location. The new online platform includes features such as teleconsultations with psychotherapists and psychiatrists, access to self-help programs and a chatbot for immediate support. 

     

     

    What they do: Biz2Credit is an online lending marketplace offering small business owners a quick application and fast funding. 

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Company equity
    • Performance bonus
    • Mental health benefits
    • Employee-led culture committees 
    • Generous parental leave

     

    Opportunities to learn: According to its employees, Biz2Credit offers a priceless learning opportunity. Team members can observe and participate in the daily development and growth of businesses and partnerships. It serves as a breeding ground for honing talent and achieving significant individual development.

     

     

    What they do: iCapital offers intuitive, scalable digital solutions that have transformed how private market and hedge fund investments are bought and sold. 

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Employee stock purchase plan
    • Company-sponsored outings
    • Documental equal pay policy
    • Wellness programs
    • Mental health benefits

     

    Driving innovation: Recently, one of iCapital’s engineering teams developed a concept to support the company’s global platform. Engineers are also creating a portfolio analytics solution to mainstream alternative investing and working on internal ChatGPT applications.

     

     

    What they do: Findigs helps property managers grow their communities safely and simplify the path home for renters.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • 401(K) matching
    • Fitness stipend
    • Pet friendly 
    • Hybrid work model
    • Unlimited vacation policy

     

    Cross-team collaboration: In developing new features, Software Engineers Parth Patel and Ariel Ng prioritize collaboration across teams. “It’s crucial for us to be highly communicative and provide clear documentation,” they told Built In. “We utilize daily standups for consistent touchpoints and hold focused meetings with key stakeholders from each team to tackle the unknowns that are discovered during development.”

     

     

    What they do: Oishii is the world’s largest indoor vertical strawberry farm that transforms agriculture sustainably. 

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Relocation assistance
    • Pet insurance
    • Generous parental leave
    • Bereavement leave benefits
    • OKR operational model

     

    Designer produce: In 2018, Co-Founder Hiroki Koga began selling strawberries at Michelin-star restaurants for $6 each and quickly sold out. Oishii's Omakase Berry, derived from berries native to Japan's Alps, soon became popular with consumers, selling at $50 per package with thousands on the waitlist. Koga attributes the berry's success to superior genetics and a meticulously controlled indoor farming environment.

     

     

    What they do: Madhive’s self-service platform enables advertisers to customize and automate the buying process into one operating system.

     

    UNIQUE PERKS

    • Performance bonus
    • Adoption assistance
    • Fertility benefits
    • Recreational clubs
    • Apprenticeship programs


    Leading with empathy: For Chief People Officer Stephanie Gossage, leading with empathy begins with vulnerability and trust. She emphasized the importance of sharing personal experiences to foster an environment where team members feel safe to do the same. By openly discussing her own successes and failures, she aims to create a safe and open space for dialogue.

     

     

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

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