It’s finally 2021. Maybe that means ‘New Job, New You’ or maybe you’re just ready to start browsing around the career market again — either way, we’re here for you! In the spirit of hope, opportunity, and starting fresh, we want to make sure you know about these NYC startups that have big things coming this New Year. Read on for our Top 21 NYC Startups of 2021, and heads up — they’re hiring! 

Aircall

Why We Love 'Em 

Who has time for a business landline, and what even is that, anyway? Aircall is a B2B communications company for modern tech companies bringing a lot more to the table than just phone calls. Companies who use Aircall get access to the most powerful cloud-based call center software that integrates without a fuss with most CRM, Helpdesk, and ATS programs. 

How They Got Started 

Aircall got its start in 2014 when co-founders Olivier Pailhès, Jonathan Anguelov, Xavier Durand, and Thibaud Elziere realized the complications that businesses faced when trying to field calls from customers. They became aware that companies spent a lot of resources creating dedicated customer support channels to fit each of their communication needs. Together, they wondered if it was time for a modern solution. Aircall was then built as a simplified, unified platform that would empower thousands of companies to expand communications, replace outdated systems, and improve collaboration. 

Funding 

Since 2014, Aircall has raised $105.6 million in funding across 8 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

The team at Aircall is a group of diverse, mission-driven collaborators rooted in a rich mission: that now more than ever, good communication makes all the difference. To continue their success and bring meaningful communication to more teams than ever before, they’re looking to grow their New York-based team. They currently have opportunities available in Accounts, Customer Success, HR, and Strategic Partnerships. 


BetterCloud

Why We Love 'Em 

For IT teams helping big SaaS projects move forward, it’s BetterCloud to the rescue! Over 2,000 IT teams currently trust BetterCloud to centralize and automate SaaSOps for their companies. This all-in-one platform operates as a powerhouse for companies like Toast, InstaCart, and Turo to manage and secure their digital workplaces. 

How They Got Started 

BetterCloud CEO and founder David Politis spent his entire career improving modern workplaces through next-generation SaaS technology. Before founding BetterCloud, David worked at Cloud Sherpas, a leader in cloud services. It was while working at Cloud Sherpas that David noticed early-adopters moving collaboration and productivity platforms to the cloud and that huge opportunities would lie ahead to harness this same tech in the B2B space. He then started BetterCloud in 2011 as a solution to the new challenge of managing and securing SaaS environments. 

Funding 

Since 2012, BetterCloud has raised $186.9 million in funding across 8 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

BetterCloud began because of major out-of-the-box thinking and foresight, and their continued success rests on these same qualities in their team members! As they grow their team and set their goals high for the upcoming year, they’re looking for the best team members out there to hop on board and take them to the next level. Right now, they’re adding new faces to their Account Management, Customer Success, Field Sales, Administrative, HR, and Marketing teams in NYC. 


Bluecore

Why We Love 'Em 

Bluecore is here to help businesses turn retail shoppers into lifetime customers. Their platform’s various features use powerful AI to help digital retailers truly get to know their customers and make important decisions based on what they’ve learned. Through automation, advertising data, and retention, Bluecore helps retailers identify vital data to make recommendations that convert customers in meaningful ways. 

How They Got Started 

Bluecore was founded by Fayez Mohamood, Mahoud Arram and Max Bennett in 2013. Having began his career in hardware/software design in 2006, Mohamood became very familiar with large-scale consumer datasets. The idea for Bluecore came from a technical insight found in a retailer’s online product catalog. Working with retailers who managed customer behaviors, Mohamood, Arram, and Bennett noticed how many of them were missing out on the value they could drive from their online product catalogs. The idea was that if there could be a way to connect customer behavior with a live product catalog, a marketing platform could trigger communications in real-time to drive outcomes like repeat purchases. They took this idea and ran with it, thus laying the groundwork for Bluecore’s success. 

Funding 

Since 2013, Bluecore has raised $113.2 million in funding across 6 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Honored as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York, Bluecore places a lot of emphasis on investing in their people. Their team believes in the power of unique ideas and personalities, and are always looking for stand-out talent to contribute to their success. Right now, they’re looking to grow their New York-based teams in Customer Success, Talent, Engineering, Product Management, and more. 


Bowery

Why We Love 'Em 

A major player in the ag tech space, Bowery is a modern indoor farming community reimagining the future of sustainable food infrastructure. This is a fancy way of saying that their team came up with a genius system to grow wildly delicious produce indoors, benefiting people, communities, and our planet. They believe in the power of the collective to rethink sustainable farming from the ground up. Their team works hard to get rid of the trade-offs between quality and quantity, sustainability and scale, healthy and delicious in the most eco-conscious way possible. 

How They Got Started 

Bowery was built from the ground-up with a modern realization: where we live, how we live, and the food that sustains us is urbanizing, and we must change to meet this evolving terrain. Founder Irving Fain started Bowery in 2015 with the understanding that technology can meet agriculture to reduce its inordinate consumption of natural resources. Fain built Bowery to harness the ingenuity of indoor agriculture and ag technology to disrupt a wasteful food system and improve the future of farming. Now, with 3 farms located in the Northeastern US, Bowery is bringing the freshest, most thoughtfully-grown produce to 650 stores in communities across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 

Funding 

Since 2017, Bowery has raised $167.5 million in funding across 4 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Having recently opened one of their largest farms yet, Bowery is positioned toward major growth in 2021 and far beyond. They’re always looking for talented team members who share their mission for creating a more mindful, Earth-friendly agriculture system for the future. Right now, they’re hiring in all departments from New York and New Jersey to Maryland. 


Braavo

Why We Love 'Em 

Over the past couple of decades, the app development companies and mobile giants have undoubtedly made an irreversible impact on the world of tech. However, one thing has stayed the same, the type of investors that these companies have to chase in order to bring their visions to life. Braavo offers new, innovative financing products to help deliver the capital and insights to transform mobile app growth. Their scalable alternatives to equity help founders retain control of their app development projects every step of the way. 

How They Got Started 

Braavo was born in 2014, built by co-founders Mark Loranger and Sergei Kovalenko. It didn’t matter that they came from completely different career backgrounds; they ultimately shared the same worldview and values — all of which brought them together to bring this vision to life. They both believed in one basic idea: that entrepreneurs with big dreams were too-long stifled by venture capitalists who stood in the way. It was a fact they both knew well — that 99% of founders held a problematic over-reliance on venture capital. They started Braavo with the mission of providing a better alternative for tech founders with an emphasis on mobile apps and gaming experiences. They’ve since achieved some major milestones, with the majority of their customers based beyond the boundaries of major tech hubs, half of them being women-led businesses. 

Funding 

Since 2014, Braavo has raised $78 million in funding across 7 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Braavo’s continued success can be attributed to their rapidly-growing team of data scientists, fintech innovators, and mobile-growth experts working hungrily to transform the world of mobile tech with the best founders in the world. They’re always looking for big thinkers to help them achieve great things, especially as they head into the new year. Right now, they’re looking for talented teammates to join them in Marketing, Business Development, and Data Science in NYC. 


Capsule

Why We Love 'Em 

Capsule is the world’s first online pharmacy that comes straight to you. In a world of direct-to-your-door everything, why should the medication that you need the most be any different? Capsule’s mission is based on the simple belief that healthcare should be based on caring, and that doesn’t stop at the pharmacy. They’re building a pharmacy for the future, where people aren’t waiting in line with a barcode in their hand, they’re being served personally to live a healthier, happier life. 

How They Got Started 

During a cold, snowy January morning in 2015, Capsule co-founder and CEO Eric Kinariwala had a headache so intense and a pharmacy experience so disappointing that he decided to rehaul the entire experience from the ground up. This experience made him think — going to the pharmacy is so typical. Everyone has likely had to stand in line and wait for a prescription at some point. Why does such a common daily necessity have to be so impersonal and treacherous? Turns out, it doesn’t. By founding Capsule, Kinariwala is raising all of our expectations for what having a prescription filled should feel like, with a lot more “Love you!” and a lot less “...Next, please.” 

Funding 

Since 2016, Capsule has raised $270 million in funding across 4 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

The team at Capsule is all about thoughtful solutions, growing together, and putting the care back in healthcare. As they look toward the brave goals they’ve set for 2021, they’re looking for bright minds and caring hands to join their team. Currently, they’re working to bring new members on board their Commercial, Engineering, Operations, Product, People, and Logistics teams in NYC. 


Duolingo

Why We Love 'Em 

We’re not sure whether to call DuoLingo an educational tutoring app or … a game. Probably because it’s both! DuoLingo has brought together the power of technology, personalized tutoring, and gaming to help millions of students all over the world become lifetime learners of language. Their approach is based on the belief that anyone can learn a language. Their free, bite-sized lessons feel more like playing a game than studying because they know that learning is easier for everyone when it’s fun. 

How They Got Started 

DuoLingo was started in 2009 by co-founders Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker. After creating reCAPTCHA, von Ahn wanted to start another project that would make waves, while serving dual purposes. Von Ahn, having been born in Guatemala and Hacker in Switzerland, they both had their respective experiences witnessing how tough it was for people in their communities to learn English. Together, they believed that free education would truly change the world, and were ready to supply people an outlet to do so. There’s reason to believe that this free education has in fact, changed the world, as DuoLingo is now the go-to language learning tool for over 300 million people in hundreds of countries. 

Funding 

Since 2011, DuoLingo has raised $183.3 million in funding across 9 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Duolingo is made up of a multilingual, diverse, and ever-growing group of professionals who specialize in making learning fun. They’re looking to change the world, one small, cross-functional team at a time, and on the search for new team members to help them. They’re currently looking for new additions to their Corporate Development, Data Science + Analytics, Marketing, Software Engineering, and Community teams in NYC. 


EquityZen

Why We Love 'Em 

EquityZen is the leading-class, pre-IPO marketplace for shareholders and investors. Their platform helps over 160,000 investors access the liquidity they need to achieve their personal and financial goals. They do things a little bit differently, helping shareholders sell equity for cash, even while their companies are still private. They do this because they believe investors and shareholders should take part in the value that they help to create. Their team is made up of IPO landscape experts who are constantly working to raise the bar higher — which might be part of the reason why they were recently named a Technology Pioneer by the 2020 World Economic Forum.

How They Got Started 

EquityZen got its start in 2013 when co-founder Atish Davda switched careers from working at a hedge fund to working in the startup world. With startups being cash poor and equity rich, Davda had plenty of the latter, and not so much of the former. During a time where Davda was planning to propose to his now wife, access to liquid cash was pretty important. As banks don’t take startup stock for currency, Davda realized that there should be a smarter way to access equity as an employee and shareholder to make major life events possible. EquityZen was born to bridge the gap, all the while giving investors another asset option— startups. 

Funding 

Since 2014, EquityZen has raised $11.3 million in funding across 6 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

EquityZen is proud to have built an extraordinary team with relentless vision, and are always looking for creative and tenacious people to help them raise the bar. If you’re passionate about capital markets, not afraid to redefine your industry, excited to excel in many roles, and most importantly, have fun — a career at EquityZen could be in your future. Right now, they’re looking for new additions to their Corporate, Engineering, Marketplace, Product, and Supply teams in NYC. 


Gro Intelligence 

Why We Love 'Em 

Gro Intelligence’s software helps to power a multi-trillion dollar agriculture industry. The food industries that we all depend on every day have to come up with smart, data-based solutions in a short amount of time. Whether they’re facing climate change, an unstable production pattern, a consumption increase, or a growing population, their responses to these problems require a ton of data to get answers. Gro helps collect and aggregate this data so that users can find and analyze whatever they need as quickly as possible. Gro Intelligence is going where no ag tech platform has gone before to address fundamental global challenges faced by the food supply system. 

How They Got Started 

Up until 2012, Gro Intelligence founder, Sara Menker worked on Wall Street. In an interview with Inc Magazine, Menker said, “Nearly every part of our lives depends on this multi trillion-dollar industry," she says, "and it didn't have a data platform." So, she quit her job on Wall Street to build one. Menker spent two years studying the industry, self-funded the operation at first, and Gro Intelligence was born. Now, with the world’s most extensive collection of agricultural data, Gro focuses to address issues surrounding food security, access, malnutrition, and climate change by gaining an understanding of the food system, inside and out. 

Funding 

Since 2017, Gro Intelligence has raised $27.4 million across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Gro Intelligence is made up of a diverse, globally-dispersed team of design, agriculture and tech aficionados who believe that good agricultural data helps societies thrive. They live by the principles of “teach, ask, listen, and always learn.” They’re always looking for talented team members on a constant quest for knowledge — and right now they’re hiring in New York across Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Product, and Analytics teams. 


Headway

Why We Love 'Em 

Joining the leagues of world-class mental health tech companies is Headway. What sets them apart is their dedication to building an entirely new, dedicated mental healthcare system. Every day, tens of millions of Americans seek mental health care in a system that falls short. Headway is here to solve this, and they’re using software to make it happen. They’re building the first asset-free national network of therapists accepting insurance. This not only helps therapists build their practices, but also helps individuals find great care that they can afford. 

How They Got Started

Co-founder and CEO Andrew Adams came up with the concept for Headway when he himself ran into a problem trying to find a therapist after moving to New York from California. During this journey, he found most therapists unwilling to accept his insurance, making it basically impossible to afford. “Health insurance is built around a medical world dominated by billers and admins, but therapists and small practitioners don’t have the bandwidth to handle that, so they don’t,” Adams stated in an interview. “We thought if we could make it easier for them, they would, and they have.” Since their founding in 2019, Headway has facilitated over 209,000 appointments with over 2,000 mental health practitioners for some 16,200 patients. 

Funding 

Since 2018, Headway has raised $30.5 million in funding across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

As Headway works to help build a new mental healthcare system, they’re looking for new team members who bring their core values to life. People who think future-first, act like owners, take pride in the ‘handmade’, are relationship-obsessed, and invest in themselves and their mission make great team members at Headway. Right now, they’re bringing new talent onboard in Operations, Product, Growth, Executive Ops, and Engineering. 


Homer

Why We Love 'Em 

Every parent knows — raising a child comes without a map. Homer was built by parents, to give little ones the best possible start to their learning journey during that golden window of opportunity—before the age of 6—where 85% of brain development takes place. Their programs are proven (and a lot of fun) for implementing learning in all aspects of childrens’ lives. Their programs have been developed by experts, research-backed, and kid-tested to give every child the best start. 

How They Got Started 

Homer co-founder and president Stephanie Due had previously been working as a national advisor for Common Core Literacy Standards, responsible for improving educational outcomes for 1.1 million children in NYC. With young girls of her own, she took this responsibility seriously in both her professional and personal life. With a desire for her own children to love learning, to be curious about the world, Due undertook the role of teacher and guide without a handbook or roadmap. She was frustrated by the fact that there were no resources for parents or children to navigate this crucial journey and knew other parents must feel the same, and thus Homer was born to fill that gap. By creating programs based on things that children already love, Homer is now helping millions of parents and kids build skills, reach educational milestones, and gain confidence. 

Funding 

Since 2013, Homer has raised $52.2 million in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Homer’s team is driven by the rare opportunity to bring a love of reading and learning to children all over the world. They are always looking for talented and mission-driven education advocates to join their growing team. As early childhood education becomes more of a priority to working parents at home, Homer is faced with huge opportunities for growth this upcoming year, so now is a great time to hop onboard. Currently, they’re on the lookout for new team members to join their Marketing, Product, Engineering, and Operations teams in New York City. 


Kindbody

Why We Love 'Em 

Kindbody was built by healthcare professionals, fertility experts, and leading embryologists to make women’s healthcare more intuitive and empowering. Navigating the healthcare system and taking control of one’s own personal health journey is daunting — but it doesn’t have to be. From fertility planning to gynecological treatment, women’s wellness, and LGBTQ+ care, Kinbody facilitates convenient, compassionate care built specifically to meet the needs of women today. 

How They Got Started 

Kindbody founder and CEO, Gina Bartasi is no stranger to the women’s healthcare industry. Before having IVF twin boys, Bartasi went through a fertility journey of her own, finding the experience clouded by ambiguity. There was no clear direction on treatment plans, costs, or which doctors to hire. The process was frustrating and lacked all transparency. Bartasi knew that there had to be a better option for women and their families, and set out to disrupt the industry. Kindbody was created to provide clear, personalized solutions that guide women through a clear roadmap when it comes to their personal health and fertility journeys. 

Funding 

Since 2018, Kindbody has raised $63.3 million in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

As they work to completely reinvent the fertility industry, Kindbody is building a team that’s dedicated to this cause. As they work to expand nationally, they’re looking for team members who are passionate about making a positive impact on the women’s healthcare experience. Right now, they’re looking for new talent to join their NYC-based Clinical, Operations, People, Sales, and Marketing teams. 


Lantern

Why We Love 'Em 

Lantern is making waves in a whole new sector of tech: life after death planning. Millennials have been studied and dubbed as the “death-positive” generation, a large percentage of them taking a proactive approach to end-of-life plans. Lantern recognizes this, and they know that dealing with death is hard, so their platform is here to make it easier with personalized plans to take the ambiguity out of preparing for the toughest moments of you or your family’s lives. Lantern was created by end-of-life and bereavement experts to help share grief resources, store important documents like funeral plans or notes to loved ones, and provide tailored support. 

How They Got Started 

Founded by Liz Eddy and Alyssa Ruderman, Lantern began in the fall of 2018 with a statement, “I think we need to do something about death.” Having lost her father as a child and grandmother in 2018, Eddy was no stranger to personal grief and the planning that ensues. The experiences were overwhelming, complicated, and totally unguided. Liz started asking questions. First, “Why doesn’t a better option exist?” and then, with Alyssa, “It should. Should we build it?” Thus Lantern began — now operating as a single source for guidance when navigating life before and after a death. 

Funding 

Since 2019, Lantern has raised $2.3 million in funding across 2 rounds.  

Who They’re Looking For 

As they grow, Lantern is looking for passionate, empathetic people who are motivated by their customers’ journeys to join their team. At the moment, they’re expanding their product team in the greater New York City area. They’re looking for an experienced candidate to fill product gaps, improve the overall Lantern experience, and drive growth. 


Lili

Why We Love 'Em 

Lili is the first banking app built specifically to help put freelancers in control of their finances. With the current gig economy thriving, freelancers are making a huge impact on the future of work. With such a growing percentage of the workforce being freelance workers, there should be dedicated banking tools and services to help them thrive. That’s where Lili comes in. 

How They Got Started 

Lili was brought to life by co-founders Lilac Bar David and Liran Zelkha after their joint venture founding Israeli bank, Pepper. With decades of experience in business and fintech as well as in traditional banking, David and Zelkha wanted to create something simple, easy-to-use, that would solve major pain points for a growing industry. When faced with the reality that no traditional banking solutions have been built to serve freelancers, it became apparent that Lili would become the all-in-one solution — offering both bank accounts and broader financial tracking tools to put freelancers in the drivers’ seat of their financial future. 

Funding 

Since June of 2020, Lili has raised $25 million in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

As they look toward expanding their customer base in 2021, Lili’s Customer Experience team is laser-focused on bringing outstanding service to the forefront of their mission. Right now, they’re looking for a talented Customer Experience Manager to join their team in NYC. 


Mixlab Pet Pharmacy

Why We Love 'Em

We can probably all agree — personalized medicine is better medicine. When you visit your doctor, you expect your entire medical history, diet, and behavior to be taken into consideration when it comes to your overall health goals. Mixlab believes that this should be no different when it comes to your pet’s health. Mixlab is the first veterinary tech-powered pet pharmacy to customize medication ingredients, strengths, forms, and flavors specifically for your pet. Not only is Mixlab creating the best possible pharmaceuticals for your pet’s health, they’re making access to them seamless and even enjoyable — keeping furry friends healthier and pet parents happier.  

How They Got Started 

Inspired by a shared frustration with the existing system of vet medicine, Mixlab was founded in 2017 by Vinnie Dam, Stella Kim, and Frederic Dijols. With combined backgrounds in pharmacy and technology, the three got together to create a smart, modern solution — a tailored, on-demand pet pharmacy that makes giving your pet their meds leagues easier. They began the journey with a question, “What does this ideal experience look like for me and my pet?”, and then started building the answer. 

Funding

Since 2019, Mixlab has raised $10.5 million in funding across 2 rounds.  

Who They’re Looking For 

At Mixlab, everything they do is driven by their team’s purpose: making life healthier and happier for pets and the people who love them. They’re always on the lookout for animal-loving change makers who believe in the power of technology to make an impact. More specifically, they’re currently hiring in their New York office for positions in Data Processing, Pharmacy Care, and Product Management. 


Petal

Why We Love 'Em 

More than another credit card company, Petal is working to bring responsible finance to the modern world. Their mission is focused on expanding access to credit through technology, without fees. They’re making strides with a new approach, using customers’ banking history to measure creditworthiness based on income, spending, and savings. Petal is helping people all over the US budget, track, and build their credit on new terms, even if they’ve never had a credit card before. 

How They Got Started 

Co-founders Jason Gross, Andrew Endicott, David Ehrich, and Jack Arenas started Petal card because they realized that credit scores don’t tell the whole story, but do present tons of barriers when it comes to getting access to reliable credit. After meeting with a friend who came to New York to study and work from abroad and learning about his near-impossible experience obtaining credit, they had to wonder — how many other responsible borrowers were falling victim to this chicken-before-the-egg approach? They built Petal to disrupt a system that’s disproportionally biased unfairly toward young people, minorities, immigrants, and low-to-moderate income customers. With Petal, they’re looking to create solutions for those underserved by an impossible credit scoring system, transforming consumer credit as a tool for financial resiliency.  

Funding 

Since 2017, Petal has raised $435.6 million in funding across 8 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Petal’s success is due to a dedicated team of lifelong learners working together to expand financial access through technology. This diverse, knowledgeable team comes together from all sectors of the fintech industry to help build a new kind of credit system. As they grow through 2021 and beyond, they’re looking for talented folks to join them for the long haul. Petal is currently growing their Marketing, Engineering, People, Finance, Analytics, and Risk teams in NYC.


Sealed

Why We Love 'Em 

In the recent decade, a whole new generation of eco-conscious homeowners has emerged, and one fact has become apparent: it’s really expensive to keep older homes comfortable without being wasteful (and spending hundreds of dollars a month). That’s where Sealed comes in. In partnership with energy providers and certified contractors, they work to finance key home improvements using the money homeowners waste on energy. They help renew homes from the inside out without increasing a single expense. These eco-friendly updates to HVAC, insulation, air sealing, and smart-home-tech not only transform the way homes feel & function, but help homeowners save money, and the planet. 

How They Got Started 

With respective backgrounds in social enterprise and energy efficiency, Lauren Salz and Andy Frank teamed up to found Sealed in 2012. With this combined experience, they were able to identify an opportunity. Speaking from years of experience working to build effective energy efficiency software, Frank knew about customers’ aversions to taking out loans to pay for eco-based home projects. Frank and Salz built Sealed to give homeowners a way to finance these projects without adding on another stressor to homeownership. 

Funding 

Since 2014, Sealed has raised $9.2 million in funding across 12 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For 

Sealed is embarking on a big mission to unlock comfort, value, and efficiency hidden in homes. It’s a huge mission to transform energy, finance, and home improvement — and they’re looking for team members to take it further. If you’re looking to step into a career journey where you can unlock big problems with passionate, bright team members, you’re in the right place. Sealed is currently looking to fill openings in Operations, Finance, Sales, Support, and more in NYC. 


Small Door Vet

Why We Love 'Em 

Small Door Vet is bringing reliable veterinary care into the digital age. They know that healthy pets means happy humans, and that it can be difficult to know what your pet needs, let alone find convenient, reliable vet care. They’re working to provide a more modern, convenient, and personalized experience for pet parents. This on-demand, tech-powered platform makes it easier than it’s ever been to help you find a veterinarian that can give your pet the best care possible. 

How They Got Started 

Small Door co-founders Florent Peyre and Josh Guttman began with a simple goal: combining tech and veterinary care to provide the most personalized, modern experience for pet parents. They learned firsthand how antiquated today’s typical vet experience is when one of their dogs came down with a mystery ailment. Same-day appointments were rarely available, medical records were difficult to access, and direct-communication was nearly impossible. They envisioned a different veterinary experience where the process was seamless, integrated, and thoughtfully able to deliver peace-of-mind. This experience didn’t exist, so they built Small Door. 

Funding 

Since 2019, Small Door has raised $3.5 million in funding across 1 round. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Small Door is always looking for smart, dedicated animal lovers to help build a brand-new veterinary experience for pet owners. Their team achieved major strides in 2020, and they’re not showing any signs of stopping as they bring hundreds of new pet parents onto their platform. Right now, they’re growing their NYC team and looking for new faces in Tech, Medical, Marketing, Operations, and Experience. 


Teachers Pay Teachers

Why We Love 'Em 

Teachers Pay Teachers has unlocked the power of professional educators from all over the world to build a collective platform for teachers to access the resources, knowledge, and inspiration they need to teach at their best. Their vision is to share the collective wisdom of educators everywhere in the form of free and paid resources created by professionals who have tested and proven what works in the classroom. Teachers Pay Teachers believes that when educators are armed with the support they need, they’re more than equipped to inspire a new generation of leaders and learners. 

How They Got Started 

TpT was started for teachers by former New York City public school teacher, Paul Edelman. Edelman was inspired by the incredible, untapped potential in the work that teachers were creating for each daily lesson. He quickly realized that his own students were doing their best when he incorporated what he learned from other educators, which sparked the inspiration behind Teachers Pay Teachers. This platform has since grown into an enormous, globally-connected resource for any educator to find essential materials, collaboration, and inspiration. 

Funding 

Since 2014, Teachers Pay Teachers has raised $64 million in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Teachers Pay Teachers is growing their team with awesome people looking to do big things. Fast Company has named them the #1 Most Innovative Education Company, and this can be attributed to their team’s passion for finding innovative solutions to support teachers everywhere. If this is part of your career mission, you’re in luck — Teachers Pay Teachers is looking for top talent in Sales & Marketing, Engineering & Data Science, and People Operations right now. 


Tia

Why We Love 'Em 

Built from experience and founded by women, Tia was born out of the idea that the healthcare system was not created with women in mind. Their virtual and in-person clinics are providing accessible, personalized care to treat physical, mental, and emotional health. This thoughtful one-stop shop for women’s healthcare works based on a collaborative healthcare model, with each patient at the center, breaking the expectation of an antiquated, one-size-fits-all healthcare philosophy. 

How They Got Started 

Tia co-founders, best friends, and Cornell graduates Felicity Yost and Carolyn Witte were inspired by their own frustrations spending years trying to find a consistent OB-GYN to treat a medical condition. Witte, when diagnosed with a common condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, spent countless hours shuffled between different doctors who weren’t communicating with each other. Not only did she wonder how she was going to get the best care when all of her doctors’ weren’t even in touch, she realized a huge light was beginning to shine on a very big problem and an even bigger opportunity. That’s when she and Yost teamed up to start Tia, building a personalized care delivery model to change women’s expectations for care standards everywhere.

Funding 

Since 2017, Tia has raised $32.8 million in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

The team at Tia shares one common passion: working together to transform women’s healthcare. If you’re looking to kickstart a career using tech to put the soul back into medicine, you’ll definitely want to check out the opportunities available at Tia right now. Currently, they’re looking for new team members to join their Medical Care, Marketing, and Product Management teams in NYC. 


Vitally 

Why We Love 'Em 

Vitally takes a whole new approach to analytics-based SaaS. While most companies like Vitally are built for consumer-facing purposes, they've shifted their focus — using their tech to collect data surrounding how consumers interact with clients’ apps and websites. They work to measure how businesses’ relationships with customers drive revenue, all while empowering customer success teams with powerful analytics tools, automation, and expanded project management features. 

How They Got Started 

Vitally was founded in 2017 by co-founders Jamie Davidson and Patrick Vatterott to help B2B startups answer the question of, “Are my customers successfully interacting with my product?” Throughout their respective careers as software engineers, Davidson & Vatterott found that no one was bringing product analytics tools together with customer success insights to gain powerful information about their customers’ behavior and preferences. They built Vitally to bridge this gap and create an all-in-one lifecycle management platform. 

Funding 

Since 2017, Vitally has raised $100K across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Vitally is looking for thoughtful, data-driven team members not only looking to advance their careers, but work hard to drive change at a fast-growing startup. They’re growing quickly as we enter this new year and have some super-promising opportunities available in New York City. Right now, they’re looking for great people to join their Marketing, Accounts, and Engineering teams. 



Welcome to a whole new year! Whether 2021 means a whole new career is in store for you or you’re just finding that extra spark it takes to get back out there, we want you to know that we’ll be here for you all year long. If you think you’d make a great match for any of the companies listed above, get out there with your resume and get after it! If you’re looking to get an insider referral to a top, fast-growing startup, make sure to sign up for Planted now.