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CASPER
#NYCTech - Ever try to buy a mattress? There seems to be an overwhelming lack of transparency in the process with confusing and constantly changing pricing based on sales quotas, the weather, the salesperson, day of the week, and any other...
FluentU
#NYCTech - FluentU is a new way to learn a language, using real-world videos, like music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. You know – those things that native speakers see and hear, but on your level, to help you learn,...
NYC Tech Week in Review.002
#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings, exits,...
ROOMI
#NYCTech - What if you got home one day to find that your roommate had run off with everything you owned? That’s exactly what happened to Ajay Yadav and you know what they say: Get a rotten apple, and develop an app to make sure it doesn’t...
HONEST BUILDINGS
#NYCTech - That’s what happens when you build the first centralized collaboration and workflow solution that’s basically the first – and only – complete solution that enables real estate owners and developers to manage and analyze...
Trakstream
#NYCTech - Seriously. Music is one of the world’s biggest draws, and what if there was a search engine dedicated to music alone: a search and discovery platform for music creators, producers, songwriters and artists – and of course music...
LeaDNA-Nurturing
#NYCTech - In business, leads are everything. The first step is to find them, and that’s where marketing – and LeaDNA – come in. LeaDNA is an integrated demand-based marketing and sales platform that uses automation to streamline email...
BLUE APRON
#NYCTech - First, we’re going to show off a bit. Earlier this year, when AlleyWatch released our list of 15 NYC Startup Founders to Watch For in 2015 (in no particular order), Blue Apron Cofounder & CEO Matt Salzberg made the list, of...
NYC Tech Week in Review.002
#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings, exits,...
JUKELY
#NYCTech - It all started with Jukely, a service to market concerts, allowing people to search and discover new artists in their area and purchase tickets. Then it evolved into Jukely Unlimited, a concert subscription service that’s changing...
transfix
#NYCTech - Transfix is an on-demand freight logistics marketplace and technology solutions company with a smartphone app that matches shipments with drivers, and with features that help truckers every step along the road. They (unanimously) won...
Trustpilot
#NYCTech - This is where trust, customer engagement and considering all sides of the equation pays off.Big time.Trustpilot is the platform for a huge, highly engaged global community of consumers who want to share their feedback on...
NYC Tech Week in Review.002
#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings, exits,...
PayItSimple
#NYCTech - What if you could buy with your credit card, and not have to pay interest each and every time you do? Yeah, keep dreaming.Or PayItSimple.PayItSimpleallows online and offline merchants to offer their customers interest-free...
Tinkergarten
#NYCTech - It’s called Tinkergarten® and it provides the best early childhood education in the healthiest classroom of all—the great outdoors. Tinkergarten matches families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based...
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#NYCTech - Silicon Alley’s borders have been steadily expanding into all five boroughs, with incubators and coworking spaces hosting local entrepreneurs, meetup groups forming small tech nations, and even VC firms, and proudly displaying their...