Our friends at Newark Venture Partners (NVP), the venture fund catalyzing innovation in Newark, hosted demo day for its latest cohort of startups participating in its NVP Labs program. We had a chance to catch up with founders in the cohort and learn more about their businesses as they hit the stage. Here is a brief snapshot:
Founded in 2015 in New York by Erika Mozes (McDonalds, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline), Joshua Karam (Rogers, Starwood, Marriott), and Tom Bollich (Zynga, AdExchange), Hyr is a mobile on demand app that connects employers with hourly independent contractors for work in industries like hospitality and retail. The business is predicated on the shift in work that has been introduced by the advent and popularity of the gig economy. As traditional jobs continue to fade, this innovative marketplace is poised to service both businesses and workers, serving as the key connection point for recruitment.
The company previously raised $1M in funding from investors that include Social Starts, Gaingels, and Matthew Kimball.