While San Francisco is home to the likes of Uber and AirBnB and Silicon Valley boasts the internet giants Google and Apple, New York has invested in a startup ecosystem of its own to rival those of the West Coast.
The result of this investment has been a plethora of new disruptive startups.
From bespoke pet care services to apps that allow foodies to find the best menus in the city, New York entrepreneurs have a different focus than their Californian rivals.
Read on for our pick of the top tech companies in NYC.
A dog owner’s dream, Barkbox is a monthly delivery service that sends boxes packed with toys and treats to pampered pooches. With over $21 million in funding to date, Barkbox has earned its place amongst the top tech companies in NYC.
Funding: $21 million
Sleep easy with Eight, a smart mattress that monitors what you do in bed - once you have dozed off that is... Eight syncs with all your smart devices to make getting a good night’s sleep a breeze.
Funding: $6 million
Ladies, listen up - Vive gives you unlimited styling services for just $99 a month at a slew of hairdressers around the city.
Funding: $2.3 million
Hailed as the Uber for homemakers, AptDeco moves your pre-owned furniture around New York for you. AptDeco have developed tech that matches you with a delivery service in your area, so you don’t need a car to move your pre-loved goods.
Funding: $2.5 million
Hey there! My name is Wes! I'm on the sales team here @ Trello. Typically you can find me at HQ in downtown Manhattan eating peanut M&Ms all day and chatting with Trello lovers, but this week I'm in London! If you're a Trello fan and are in Hackney, come swing by for some toast and say hi! #trelloemployeetakeover #remotework
Hardly a new kid on the block, project management app Trello launched in 2011 in lower Manhattan. It has since gone on to become one of the top tech companies in NYC. The team have worked hard in recent years to release a wide range of new free features that make managing complex projects easy.
Funding: $10 million+
The latest reincarnation of King Kong, @kongskullislandmovie hit theaters last Friday with a familiar storyline: A gigantic ape wreaks havoc, humans try to take the monster down, and when they succeed, the world is restored back to order. But could an extraordinarily huge ape ever truly exist? For more insight, click link in bio!
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Ever dream of becoming a real-life Batman? Us too. While it may be years before superhuman strength is served up at the touch of a button, Hello Alfred provides you with your very own personal butler. Use the app to delegate errands and unpleasant jobs around the house to vetted help known as “Alfreds.”
Funding: $12.5 million
Shakshuka is exactly the one-pan, bear hug of a dish that we want to eat for breakfast every morning—and then again for dinner every night. With so many ways to riff, you'll never get bored. Case in point @zahavrestaurant, @sofrabakery & @sqirlla's variations. Grab the recipes at f52.co/shak3ways. One thing they all have in common is that they're baked in enameled cast iron—and for even cooking & easy clean-up we turn to Staub. Link to shop those itty bitty cocottes in our profile and f52.co/minicoco.: @jamesransom_nyc
Food52 is cooking up a storm with its impressive offering of recipes, tableware, menus and inspiration for New-York based foodies. Some have aptly praised Food52 as the Pinterest of food.
Funding: $9 million
Short burst video news updates, all in one handy app. Perfect for those who live off sound bytes. The easy-to-use UX justifies its inclusion in our list of the top 10 tech companies in NYC.
Funding: $15.6 million
Foodies, rejoice - Maple is one of the most exciting new tech companies in NYC. The company have developed an innovative new app that allows users to pick what they want to eat from a daily menu created by some of the city’s best chefs and have it delivered straight to their desk or couch.
Funding: $25 million
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