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Happy New Year! Last January, one of the top 10 most-common New Years’ Resolutions that people reported was to find a new job. If you’re among them, the startup job market is one of the first places you should look! We’re bringing you some of our favorite NYC-based startups that will definitely be looking for new talent in 2020. If you’re determined to follow through on your resolution and actually find a job you’ll love this year — check out our list of the top 20 NYC startups hiring this January. 

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1. BlueVine

Why We Love 'Em

BlueVine believes in the power of small businesses, and they know that capital is the one gigantic hurdle that stands in the way of many small business owners bringing their dreams to fruition. Since their founding, they’ve helped over 15,000 small businesses get the funding they need in order to thrive. 

How They Got Started

In 2013, co-founder Eyal Lifshitz left his career in venture capital to become an ally to small business owners everywhere. He was inspired by memories of his father, the owner of a small physical therapy clinic in New York. He saw his father’s struggle: waiting weeks, and sometimes even months to get paid and knew that something had to change in order to make sure small business owners have fast, convenient access to working capital. 

Funding

Since 2013, BlueVine has raised over $692 million across 13 funding rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Right now, BlueVine is looking for junior Sales Development Representatives to join their Jersey City-based sales team. In this role, you’ll connect with small business owners to influence and educate, as well as develop outreach skills that will take your sales experience to the next level. Head over to Planted now to apply. 


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2. Zola 

Why We Love ‘Em

How many wedding horror stories have you heard? We’ve heard a lot — maybe even experienced them ourselves. Zola wants to take the headache out of wedding planning, because it makes it possible to do everything on one platform. From creating a registry to crafting your perfect invites, Zola helps your dream day turn out to be an actual dream. 

How They Got Started 

In 2013, Zola co-founders Shan-Lyn Ma and Nobu Nakaguchi spent nearly every weekend attending a wedding. Despite the joy of being invited, they were buried under outdated, impersonal wedding registries and invitations that didn’t do their friends’ love stories justice. They were left feeling uninspired and flooded with their own memories of cumbersome wedding planning. So, with their backgrounds in tech, product design, and merchandising, they joined forces with Kevin Ryan of Gilt Groupe to reinvent and revive the wedding planning and registry experience. 

Funding

Since 2013, Zola has raised $140.8M in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

In 2017, Zola was named by the Wall Street Journal as a top 25 Tech Company to Watch, and Forbes named them a Next Billion-Dollar Startup, so there’s no debating that they’re growing fast! At the core of Zola’s mission is their people, and as they position themselves for growth in 2020, they’re looking to add some new faces to their NYC team. Find out what it takes to work with the fastest-growing wedding company in the country and submit your app on Planted now! 

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3. Zocdoc

Why We Love 'Em 

Zocdoc is bringing convenience to healthcare. Apart from hunting for recommendations from friends and family, is there any reliable way to decide which doctor to visit? Answer: Zocdoc. They’re a simple, rapid-fire database that lets you see appointment times, scan through reviews, stay on top of appointments and fill out all of those paper-wasting waiting room forms in one place.

How They Got Started 

Zocdoc’s founders Cyrus Massoumi, Nick Ganju, and Oliver Kharraz came together across healthcare and technology backgrounds to tackle some of the biggest pain points they’ve experienced in either industry. Kharraz comes from a 300-year family tradition of doctors, and co-founded Zocdoc on the belief that “old fashioned values can be combined with modern medicine and technology.” 

Funding 

Since 2008, Zocdoc has secured $223m in funding across 7 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For 

The Sales team at Zocdoc needs new Sales Development Representatives in their NYC office to help them deliver world-class service to their clients. Perks of the job include in-depth sales training, free catered lunch daily, and the opportunity for in-house advancement. If you're a highly-competitive, motivated goal-chaser, this might be the perfect fit! Head over to Planted to submit your application before it’s too late! 

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4. Mirror

Why We Love 'Em

Don’t mistake Mirror for just another home workout plan. When you work out with Mirror, you’re bringing a personalized training experience right into your living room (basement, bedroom, wherever.) With a data-backed model that delivers better results than a boutique fitness workout, Mirror is replacing your clunky elliptical bike and delivering the at-home training of the future.

How They Got Started 

Mirror was founded in 2016 by former professional ballerina, entrepreneur, and fitness guru Brynn Putnam. No stranger to the fitness-tech industry, Putnam founded the Refine Method, a chain of New York-based boutique fitness studios and founded Mirror to bring that same type of personalized training into the home.

Funding

Since 2016, Mirror has raised over $74m in funding across 4 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For 

Mirror operates on a showroom model — creating an immersive, tactile environment for potential customers to experience Mirror for the first time. In their showrooms, they rely on enthusiastic, knowledgeable team members to act as full-time ambassadors for their brand. Right now, they’re looking for full and part-time team members from NYC to LA; check out their openings here before it’s too late. 



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5. Chrono24

Why We Love 'Em 

Chrono24 is the online platform for luxury watch dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts. They’ve made a name for themselves in timepiece trading with a worldwide network that connects watch dealers from over 90 countries to 14 million watch enthusiasts every month. 

How They Got Started 

In 2009, co-founders Tim Stracke, Dirk Schwarts, and Michael Krkoska had tons of collective experience working with online marketplaces and were looking for the opportunity to build one of their own. As self-described “watch guys,” they were fascinated by the international reach of luxury timepiece trading, and Chrono24 was born. 

Funding 

Since 2010, Chrono24 has raised €64m ($71.6m) in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Chrono24 prides itself on a dynamic company culture without hierarchy. They’re geared toward growth in 2020, and they’re currently looking for new Customer Satisfaction Representatives and Sales Development Representatives to help exceed their goals. Hit the links now for your chance to join their NYC team! 


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6. Back Market

Why We Love 'Em 

When you think of pollution, you’re probably not thinking about the Nokia you threw away or all the old iPhones you’ve tossed after an upgrade. Back Market realizes that tech products are some of the most dangerous items to end up in landfills, so they built their platform to bring a mainstream alternative to the ‘new device overload’, thus creating a marketplace to reduce tech waste and give refurbished devices a second (third, or fourth) life. 

How They Got Started 

Co-founder Thibaud Hug de Larauze started in Paris as a catalog sales rep for a general marketplace. One day, when he made a visit to a refurbishing company looking to list their products online, he was inspired by these products and their potential. With two friends, Quentin Le Brouster and Vianney Vaute, he set out to build a one-stop-shop dedicated to refurbished electronics where they could be curated and showcased in a category all of their own. 

Funding 

Since 2014, Back Market has raised €48M ($53.6M) across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

Back Market is focused on growing their passionate team in 2020, and are looking for a bunch of new team members across Sales, Marketing, Demand Generation, and Business Development teams in New York City. Hit this link to check out their openings and see if you’re a fit!


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7. Policygenius

Why We Love 'Em

Policygenius built the easiest way to compare and buy all types of insurance online, helping more than 5 million people find vital coverage for their families. They make buying insurance seamless and more transparent, finding customers the protection they need while helping them feel confident in their choices. 

How They Got Started

After working as consultants at top insurance companies, co-founders Francois de Lame and Jennifer Fitzgerald realized that the insurance industry has a consumer problem. With life insurance ownership rates at a 50-year low, they found that the old way of buying insurance was a confusing, stressful step back in time. They built Policygenius to modernize the experience of shopping for coverage and help customers feel more confident about their choices. 

Funding

Since 2014, Policygenius has raised over $52 million in funding across 4 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

Policygenius is looking to add a few more names to their roster. Perks of working with Policygenius include leadership coaching, canine companionship in the office, and surprise rewards when you get hired! Right now, they’re looking for passionate, organized problem-solvers to fill out their team, so head over to Planted now to apply! 


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8. LiveAuctioneers

Why We Love 'Em

LiveAuctioneers reimagined how collectors and enthusiasts bid online for priceless art, antiques, jewelry, collectibles, and more. They host thousands of auctions in real-time online, bringing an international audience together into a worldwide marketplace of treasures to be discovered. 

How They Got Started

Founder & CEO, Julian R. Ellison saw an opportunity in the gap between real-time online bidding on sites like eBay and set out to bridge that gap. In 2002, LiveAuctioneers made a huge disruption when they partnered eBay to launch eBay Live Auctions. Since then, Ellison and his team have redefined the experience of live bidding; its reach has extended to give collectors and sellers a more immediate, transparent experience worldwide.

Funding

Since 2014, LiveAuctioneers has raised $47.6m in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

LiveAuctioneers is looking to add some new faces to their marketing team in the new year, and are currently on the hunt for a new Product Marketing Manager to join their NYC team. Their ideal candidate has 3 or more years of demonstrated success working in marketing and digital media for an online marketplace. Head over to Planted now to see if LiveAuctioneers is a fit for you!  


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9. Staffbase

Why We Love 'Em

Staffbase knows that effective internal communication = real business results, so they created a mobile-first platform to bridge the communication gap between companies and their employees. Not only does Staffbase work to better connect employers with their teams, but to inform and engage employees and revitalize company culture. 

How They Got Started

After gaining years of experience designing software, Dr. Martin Böhringer, Frank Wolf, and Dr. Lutz Gerlach saw the nature of work rapidly changing; even the most high-growth teams were no longer working under one roof. Thus, remote workers were at a disadvantage due to the lack of access that would help them do their jobs. Böhringer, Wolf, and Lutz created Staffbase to bridge this gap and digitally connect colleagues together, no matter where they are around the world. 

Funding

Since 2015, Staffbase has raised a total of $35.5m in funding across 4 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

Staffbase is looking to kick off the new year in growth mode by adding new faces in both their Customer Success and Sales/Business Development departments. Check out the details on all of these in-demand opportunities from Staffbaseon Planted now!


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10. Billie

Why We Love ‘Em

Billie is the first all-female body care brand working to ditch the pink tax. By bringing beautiful, affordable body care products to women everywhere, Billie disrupts this male-dominated industry to make daily routines a little more empowering and a lot less expensive. 

How They Got Started 

For a while before founding Billie, co-founder Georgina Gooley attests to solely buying men’s razors out of price and principle. Georgina and her co-founder Jason Bravman came together to create a shaving and body care brand where the products are priced fairly and uniquely built for the way women shave.

Funding 

Since 2017, Billie has secured over $35m in funding across 4 rounds. 

 Who They’re Looking For

Billie’s team is made up of diverse, scrappy folks who really give a damn, having candid conversations about female body hair and working hard to create a world without the pink tax. They’re looking to supercharge their team in 2020, so check out all of the positions they have open here. 


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11. Pilot

Why We Love 'Em 

Pilot knows that business owners have more important things to do than wrestle with their internet connection. They’re working to deliver fiber-optic internet and network services to businesses with no contracts, guaranteeing 100% uptime and 24/7 support. When was the last time your internet worked 100% of the time? 

How They Got Started 

Founder Joseph Fasone has always asked himself and his team, “What if?”. What if your internet actually worked? What if you actually loved your ISP? To find out, they built the kind of internet they wanted to have in their office and then made moves to bring that same fast, reliable connection to their customers. 

Funding 

Since 2015, Pilot has secured $33.1m in funding across 4 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Pilot is looking for new Senior Account Executives and Junior Account Executives to help NYC businesses fall in love with their ISP for the first time. A great candidate for either job is a competitive self-starter with full-cycle B2B sales experience. Make sure to head over to Planted now to apply before these opportunities are gone! 


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12. Morty

Why We Love 'Em 

Morty is the world’s first fully digital, fully automated mortgage marketplace. They’re out to empower homebuyers to secure and finance their home purchases online. They’ve combined their own tech with insider expertise to simplify the experience of buying and owning a home. 

How They Got Started

Morty CEO Brian Faux knows that no one wants to pay more than they need to for anything, especially not one of the most important transactions of their life. So he started Morty with the idea that there had to be a better way to make owning a home more accessible for first-time homebuyers. He wanted to create a platform that could educate customers, eliminate their concerns, all while reducing the time it takes to close; and Morty was born. 

Funding

Since 2016, Morty has raised $11.5M in funding across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

As Morty continues to grow, they’re looking to add new team members to their office in NYC! Perks of working at Morty include public transit & commuter benefits, a pet-friendly office, and of course unlimited coffee! From Engineering to Finance and Sales, Morty has some great opportunities that are going quick in 2020! Check ‘em out here. 

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13. Snappy Gifts

Why We Love ‘Em

Snappy Gifts pioneered the rewards platform that lets companies choose how they want to reward their teams, taking employee recognition to the next level. Their platform uses automated technology and online marketplace plug-ins so all you have to do is set your budget and choose your gifts — Snappy does the rest. 

How They Got Started

Snappy got started in NYC in 2015 by founders Dvir Cohen and Hani Goldstein. They recognized that with unemployment rates at a record low, company culture had begun standing front-and-center, and there was more competition to retain talented employees than ever before. So Cohen and Goldstein built Snappy Gifts: a simple, personalized solution that creates excitement and improves company culture that goes way above and beyond and impersonal, boring gift card. 

Funding

Since 2017, Snappy Gifts has raised $9.7M in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

In an effort to extend their reach and spread the joy of Snappy Gifts as far and wide as possible, they’re currently looking for a new addition to their sales team in 2020! A great Sales Manager at Snappy has 2+ years of B2B enterprise sales experience and proven strong, persuasive interactions with clients. Head over to Planted to secure your chance to work with Snappy now! 


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14. Wellth

Why We Love ‘Em

They're a healthcare startup built to help combat one of the largest challenges plaguing Americans: chronic disease. One of the biggest challenges faced by those with chronic disease? Medication non-adherence. Wellth knows that healthcare extends past the medical clinic, so they set out to find a solution with an app that encourages patients to take better care of themselves. With Wellth, patients have important medical reminders on hand at all times. 

How They Got Started 

Prior to starting Wellth in 2014, CEO and co-founder Matt Loper spent years working in health-tech and healthcare investment banking. Passionate about all things health, he founded Wellth to help motivate individuals to better manage their chronic conditions by building lasting, healthy habits.

Funding 

Since 2014, Wellth has raised $7.6M in funding across 5 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For 

Wellth is at the forefront of their industry and looking to make a big impact, so now is the time to join them as they go through major growth! Right now, they're looking for two new team members to join them in both Customer Service and Accounting. Head over to Planted now to apply!


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15. Tushy 

Why We Love 'Em

Tushy is a scrappy, hard-working, taboo-breaking e-commerce company working to reduce global wastefulness and increase bathroom hygiene worldwide. They developed a modern bidet attachment for your toilet that minimizes the spread of bacteria and reduces waste by saving toilet paper. A portion of the proceeds from each Tushy sold provides one family in India with access to clean community toilets through a partnership with Samagra. 

How They Got Started

Tushy was founded by Miki Agrawal in 2015. Coming from an Indian-Japanese background, bidets were always part of Agrawal’s culture. After seeing how the rest of the world approaches bathroom hygiene and collecting some research on how much waste is caused (and disease spread) by the use of toilet tissue, she thought up a solution. Tushy is not only a modern bidet attachment for every bathroom, but they’re also here to bring awareness to the worldwide hygiene crisis and upgrade the American bathroom experience.

Funding

Since 2017, Tushy has raised $2.6M in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

As Tushy looks forward to the new year, they’re aiming to wow customers, drive sales, and grow their e-commerce website. In order to boost their marketing efforts, they’re looking for a new E-commerce Marketing Manager to serve as a customer champion, a high-level strategist, a hyper-organized day-to-day project manager wrapped into one. Check out this opportunity before it’s too late!



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16. DoSomething.Org

Why We Love 'Em

DoSomething.org is an online nonprofit powering offline action. Their aim is to foster the largest generation of doers creating social change via pop culture, social media, mobile tech, and more. They have over 5 million members spanning over 131 countries, working to tackle campaign causes from poverty to the environment to gun safety and beyond. Their model is built upon creating real impact without contributing a single dollar. 

How They Got Started

DoSomething.org was founded in 1993 by Andrew Shue and Michael Sanchez. Built to become an agent of change for the online generation, Shue and Sanchez created DoSomething.org with the idea of building a wide-reaching organization to advocate and promote social leaders, community activism, and citizenship. 

Funding

Funding information for DoSomething.org is currently undisclosed.

Who They’re Looking For

DoSomething.org is currently looking to beef up its marketing department with a new Director of Partnerships and Director of Creative Strategy. If you have 5-10 years of experience in the digital agency space in a creative capacity, hop on over to Planted now to check out these must-see openings! 


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17. C Ã NA 

Why We Love ‘Em

CÃNA is a Brazilian liquor company with the passion to carry the vibrant culture of Brasilia across continental borders. They’ve developed a unique blend of cachaça; a sugarcane liquor that is to Brazil as tequila is to Mexico. Through their unique blend of cachaça, CÃNA intends to share their version of this rich South American tradition worldwide.

How They Got Started

CÃNA was founded during a dinner among friends, co-founders, and lovers of cachaça, Guilherme Junqueira & Nick Walker. They set out to find the best bottle of cachaça but came up with lackluster options that failed to properly capture the essence of Brazil. They wanted to produce a cachaça they would be proud to serve to their friends, so they decided to make their own. 

Funding

Funding information for CÃNA is currently undisclosed. 

Who They’re Looking For 

CÃNA is a groundbreaking startup in early stages, and 2020 is their year for growth. As they set their sights toward creating the best Brazilian liquor product available, they’re looking for a Growth Associate to join their NYC Sales team. Check out the details on this opportunity and submit your app on Planted now! 


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18. VAL Health

Why We Love ‘Em

VAL Health is a behavioral economics consulting firm that helps healthcare providers and patients take control of their wellness. What does that mean? They’re a platform that uses hard data to help change patients’ habits and keep them engaged with their healthcare plans.

How They Got Started

Co-founder Karen Horgan built VAL Health to marry her expertise in behavioral economics with healthcare. With a background developing behavior solutions for companies like PepsiCo, Microsoft, and Johnson & Johnson, Horgan thought that years spent studying human behavior and choices could contribute tremendously to the healthcare industry, and VAL Health was born. 

Funding

Funding information for VAL Health is currently undisclosed. 

Who They’re Looking For 

VAL Health is looking for energetic self-starters with a passion for healthcare and a deep knowledge of industry trends to join their rapidly-growing NYC team. Working with VAL Health means the opportunity to work alongside scientific thought leaders as they pioneer solutions in behavioral healthcare. They’ve got openings in both Account Management and Business Development, so head over to Planted now to apply! 


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19. Squarespace

Why We Love ‘Em

Squarespace helps people create simple and eye-catching websites. Whether it’s for a side-hustle or for a local organization, Squarespace is the one-stop shop to make your site professional and awesome. It’s super easy to use, so even those of us who can’t code can build a beautiful, seamless online presence.  

How They Got Started 

Anthony Casalena masterminded Squarespace in 2004 when he wanted to start building a better website for himself. He wanted an option that was not only accessible, but put design and style at the forefront. While many other tech-preneurs have building something similar, Squarespace became one of the internet’s most popular DIY website-builders due to Casalena’s drive for detail. 

Funding

Since 2010, Squarespace has raised $278.5M in funding across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Squarespace is made up of a team of ultra-driven engineers, designers, and thought leaders working to shape the future of online publishing. They’re looking for new team members who are excited to empower a future generation of creators to make their mark online. 


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20. Hopper 

Why We Love ‘Em

The world is a big ol’ place, and Hopper wants to help you see more of it. They’re disrupting the way we book flights by using big data to analyze airfare and hotel rates to make travel more affordable for voyagers far and wide. 

How They Got Started 

Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde had spent a long time in the hospitality booking business before launching Hopper in stealth mode in 2007. He noticed that not much had changed since the early days of travel, and people were still browsing upwards of 25 websites and spending weeks on average when planning a trip. Lalonde’s solution? Using AI to make planning that next big excursion a more accessible and less unpredictable. 

Funding

Since 2007, Hopper has raised $183.4M in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Hopper is a major player in the travel booking industry, and they’re only looking to get bigger in 2020. Join Hopper as they go through growth mode — they’ve got tons of NYC-based opportunities across departments like Product, Operations, Engineering, and more. 





Each company featured above is hiring quickly, so if you’re looking to join an innovative, high-growth company, start by submitting your application for one (or more!) of these opportunities. If you made it this far and haven’t fallen in love with any of these companies - no worries! We have a lot more ground-breaking NYC startups hiring on Planted right now. Create your profile now on Planted and get matched with your next dream job.