Built In NYC’s Featured Companies of the Month

11 tech companies to pay attention to in the new year.
Written by Dana Cassell
January 23, 2024Updated: January 23, 2024

New York City’s tech sector is strong and growing. In the last 15 years, tech employment has risen by a striking 160 percent, a number surpassed only by the San Francisco area. That growth is predicted to continue, solidifying the area’s ongoing leadership in the tech industry, within an immensely diverse economy.

NYC tech companies are growing in their own right, too. Alongside the region’s tech sector growth at large, individual companies are also thriving. Companies like Personio, the creator of a popular all-in-one HR software, are expanding their global reach. Bilt Rewards, a fintech company that became a unicorn in 2022 with a valuation of $1.5 billion following a $150 million growth round, continues to grow its rewards program with industry leading partnerships.

This growth is fun to watch, and even more interesting to participate in. Built In NYC rounded up 11 tech companies worth paying attention to in 2024 – and they’re all hiring, now.

 

 

We're centrally located in NoHo, right next to NYU's campus and easily accessible by subway.

What Chapter Does: Chapter is a healthtech company that optimizes health insurance for older Americans through greater choice and clarity while minimizing cost and complexity. Based in NoHo, right next to the NYU campus, the company champions its customers with the tools and support they need to have the Medicare experience they deserve. 

 

The Perks

  • Continuing education available during work hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Mental health benefits

 

Mission driven: Chapter’s focus on helping its customers navigate Medicare infrastructure creates a specific and motivating company purpose. “Our mission drives every important decision we make across the organization. It becomes a grounding for every person at Chapter — we do what is best for members, above all else,” CEO and Co-Founder Cobi Blumenfeld-Gantz told Built In in November.

 

 

What PwC does: PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. The company helps resolve complex issues and identify opportunities. With offices in 152 countries, PwC firms provided services to 87 percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies in fiscal year 2023.

 

The Perks

  • Childcare benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Charitable contribution matching

 

Staffing Up: In fiscal year 2023, PwC hired 129,829 new employees across their offices in 152 countries. A large global firm, they employ over 395,000 people worldwide, calling this team a “community of solvers.”

 

 

What Personio Does: Personio offers an all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies. Based in Munich, Madrid, London and Dublin, Personio's mission is to make HR processes as transparent and efficient as possible. The Personio solution includes human resources, recruiting and payroll, and supports all core HR processes every business needs to do.

 

The Perks

  • Childcare benefits
  • Summer hours
  • Paid volunteer time

 

Hiring for Growth: In October, Personio hired its first Chief Marketing Officer. Naman Khan joined the team to scale the marketing function and help lead the company through its next phase of growth. The company has recently added new products and hired great engineering talent, and the new CMO role is intended to support that continuing expansion.

 

 

What Bilt Rewards Does: Bilt Rewards is a fintech company that offers a loyalty program for renters to earn points and build a path toward home ownership. Bilt has also partnered with Mastercard and Wells Fargo to create the Bilt Mastercard - the first and only credit card that can be used to pay rent with no fees. In October 2022, the company announced a valuation of $1.5 billion following a $150 million growth round to advance our loyalty program and credit card for renters. 

 

The Perks

  • Family medical leave
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Company equity program

 

Program Expansion: Bilt is building on its huge growth in 2022 to expand its partnerships. Already enabling renters in more than three million units across the country to earn Bilt Points just by paying rent, the company announced in November that it added a partnership with Marriott Bonvoy to its growing list of ways its customers can redeem points.

 

 

What Integral Ad Science Does: Integral Ad Science is a global technology and data company that empowers the advertising industry to effectively influence consumers everywhere. The company’s software provides comprehensive and enriched data that ensures ads are seen by real people in safe and suitable environments, while improving return on ad spend for advertisers and yield for publishers.

 

The Perks

  • Highly diverse management team
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous PTO

 

Collaborative Problem-Solving: Integral Ad Science’s commitment to diversity and inclusion isn’t only a company value; it also leads to better outcomes. “Better problem-solving is a byproduct of collaboration; by bringing people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse skills together and giving them the tools they need, I have witnessed much stronger solutions from the team,” Chief HR Officer Lisa Nadler told Built In last year.

 

 

Located just north of Madison Square Park, we sit at the heart of the New York fintech scene–conveniently located for those coming from most parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Jersey City.

What Narmi Does: Fintech company Narmi provides mobile and online banking to regional and community financial institutions. Their intuitive banking experience helps tens of thousands of people save money and budget for the future, and the software allows thousands of community banks and credit unions to compete with megabanks.

 

The Perks

  • Continuing education stipend
  • Hiring practices that promote diversity
  • Mean gender pay gap below 10 percent

 

Supporting Individual Contributors: At Narmi, a “Growth Framework” makes opportunities for advancement and expanded contributions clear for every employee. Each individual’s goals are taken into account so that they can position their work in ways that benefit both the company and their career goals. “After an incredible interview experience with Narmi where my desire to remain an IC was not only well received, but expanded upon, I eagerly accepted a staff engineering position,” Staff Software Engineer Josh Hughes told Built In last year

 

 

What Ampersand Does: Adtech company Ampersand is a data-driven TV advertising sales and technology organization. Powered by industry leading aggregated data, and with a commitment to protecting personal information, Ampersand gives advertisers true audience first planning, scale in execution, and advanced measurement of their TV investments. 

 

The Perks

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Mentorship program
  • Performance bonuses

 

Supporting Career Growth: Ampersand makes individual career growth a key part of the ways it supports its employees. “Ampersand’s leadership truly values its people and, as a result, has specific learning and development budgets allocated to promote distinct learning agendas,” Vice President of Data Innovation Rachel Herbstman told Built In last year.

 

 

DICE’s New York office sits by the waterfront in Williamsburg, overlooking Domino Park in a lively corner of the neighborhood. Part-residential, part-commercial, the building is just a stone’s throw away from a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops – and it’s got unbeatable views of Manhattan.

What Dice Does: DICE is on a mission to get people out more. Its app offers a ticketing platform for artists, venues and promoters and connects fans to live events through tailored recommendations.

 

The Perks

  • Hybrid work model
  • 401(K)
  • On-site gym

 

Driven by a love of music: Many of DICE’s employees are fans-turned-employees. Their team includes musicians, club promoters and former Atlantic Records interns, people who found a place where their love of music informs their everyday work. “Everyone here comes from some sort of background in the music business,” Zach Walker, head of venue and promoter partnerships told Built In last year. “So it’s just a melting pot of music fanatics and that comes through in our culture. It’s beautiful because the culture isn’t homogenous in any way. All of our backgrounds are similar, yet different.” 

 

 

We are in Hudson Yards, New York's newest neighborhood & home to more than 100 diverse shops, culinary experiences, & offices for leaders in industry.

What Tapestry Does: Tapestry is an ecommerce company powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity. A global house of fashion and lifestyle brands, its offerings include Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. 

 

The Perks

  • Family medical leave
  • Fitness stipend
  • Apprenticeship programs

 

Creating Seamless Experiences: At Tapestry, building an engaging and easy ecommerce experience is the goal. “Everyone knows that when you’re trying to buy something and it’s very difficult, you may just give up, so that’s one thing we really focus on: creating a seamless and easy experience for the customer,” Director of Product Management Jimmy Daugherty told Built In in December.

 

 

What Visible Alpha Does: Visible Alpha delivers a data and analytics platform with comparable forecast models from the world's leading equity analysts. Backed by the world’s leading investment banks, the company aims to improve investment research through predictive data analysis and financial tools.

 

The Perks

  • Charitable contribution matching
  • Return-to-work post parental leave program
  • Mental health benefits

 

Global Expansion: Last year, Visible Alpha opened a new office in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. The new office, an engineering and data hub, grows the company’s global workforce to over 750 employees in seven offices spanning key global markets including New York, Boston, London, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Noida.

 

 

Our HQ is in Chelsea. The office is easy to get to via the subway, PATH, NJ Transit, or Amtrak.

What Bowery Farming Does: Bowery Farming is an agtech company that has vertical farming spaces in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Using vision systems, automation technology and machine learning to monitor plants and their growth, the company builds tech-enabled, smart indoor farms that grow flavorful, sustainable, and safe produce. 

 

The Perks

  • Team-based strategic planning
  • Wellness programs
  • Generous parental leave

 

Growing Food with Technology: Bowery’s proprietary OS, the first technology of its kind, powers their network of indoor vertical farms. Senior Software Engineer Karen Aragon told Built In last year that being a part of that kind of partnership is exciting. “I think vertical farming represents unique and innovative solutions to the challenges of feeding a growing global population in a sustainable way. The ability to grow fresh, nutritious produce in a controlled environment using advanced technology and data-driven approaches is incredibly exciting to me,” she said.

 

 

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