Determining the right startup to join doesn't need to be difficult -- sometimes all you need to do is follow the money. These 6 NYC startups recently raised Series A funding, meaning they're well on their way to expanding and growing quickly. Check ‘em out:
What they’re about: Real-Time Tech Support. Delivered to your office, directly in Slack.
What they do: When your work computer craps out, you don’t have time to bring it allll the way to the store to get it checked out -- you’ve got things to do! Electric brings the IT crowd right to you through Slack (omg YES to integrations) so you don’t have to waste time trying to figure out what’s wrong. Not only that, they can help you set up computers & software for new employees, which is awesome for smaller companies that don’t have dedicated IT support teams.
How much they got: $10 million
What that would get you: About 9 NYC 1BR/1BA apartments in cold, hard cash
What they're about: Scan any TV. Hear it on your phone. Right now.
What they do: That muted TV at the doctor’s office is great and all, but if you really wanted to listen in on that new daytime soap opera, you’d be SOL. But with the Tunity app, just point your phone camera to the screen and it’ll stream the program’s audio straight to your phone.
Tunity is betting on avid news and sports watchers -- and it makes sense, since watching the game at the bar or the news at the gym (or vice versa) is probably when you’d make the most of their app. The potential end goal? For people to get the interactive experience with video content, wherever, whenever.
How much they got: $12 million
What that would get you: A one-of-a-kind, street-legal Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione
What they're about: Pioneering first-in-class immunotherapies targeting the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response to awaken the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
What they do: Finding solutions to beating cancer through immunotherapy. The basic idea is to hone a patient's own immune system to fight off cancer, but at least with current practices, not every cancer seems to respond to it. There's still a long way to go, since not every cancer seems to respond to it. But the fact that they’re breaking ground in this treatment type means that there’s a lot to be hopeful for.
How much they got: $48 million
What that would get you: “Blue Moon”, one of the largest known blue diamonds
What they're about: Bringing empathy, friendliness and a bit of wit to your financial life.
Why they're cool: Remember getting those crisp dollah dollah bills from your parents for allowance, and then blowing it all on snacks or the latest video game when you got to the mall? Imagine how much tougher it might be in this day and age, when you don't even need to have anything more than your phone to “charge it, please”.
Current is helping parents teach kids about financial responsibility by giving them the tools they need to be mindful about what they spend and save through an app. And that's not all--there's also a “giving wallet”, which lets kids donate to charities.
How much they got: $1 million, to top off their other $5 million
What that would get you: Into the “wealthy” club in the San Francisco Bay Area
Function of Beauty
What they're about: We believe your shampoo and conditioner should be as unique as you and your hair.
What they do: Shampoo is one of those things that some of us don't really think too hard about; it ends up being a last-minute addition to your cart when you're grocery shopping, or you just wanna pick up whatever’s on the shelf at your local pharmacy.
But if you're tired of using the same old, same old, and want to try something new that's actually meant for your hair type, then Function of Beauty has you covered. Based on how you answer their short, 12-question survey, they'll send you the shampoo-conditioner program your hair needs. Goodbye drugstore brands, hello beautiful strands!
How much they got: $9.6 million
What that would get you: A year’s salary for a CEO… in 2011
What they’re about: Revolutionizes the way groups give and receive feedback by using artificial intelligence to eliminate the limitations of traditional forms of research.
What they do: Getting customer insight with the same questions can get kinda old. Remesh brings business intelligence to a whole new level, switching up the way companies gather and analyze data from large groups of people. Through the Remesh chat interface, their AI analyzes the opinions and thoughts of audiences in real time as messages come in. Not only that, it’ll also automatically create audience segments based on their responses, giving more concrete insights and next steps for marketing professionals. Seriously, this kind of input-output processing has never been faster or more impressive.
How much they got: $10 million
What that would get you: Like one million slices of avocado toast
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Connie Ngo heads up User Acquisition & Content Marketing at Planted. When she’s not eyeballs deep in spreadsheets, she spends her time running (from responsibilities), playing video games, and tending to her ever-growing collection of succulents.