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By July 31, 2014No Comments8 min read


Uber, a San Francisco-based technology startup, is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology, car transportation & logistics. Uber captures the elite limo experience and transforms it into an on-demand service that fits an efficient and modern lifestyle.


Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch.


BarkBox is, literally, for the dogs. The goal? To make dogs happy. By aiming to surprise and delight with their monthly BarkBoxes that contain all-natural treats and the coolest pup products in each box — things you can’t find at the typical big-box pet store.


Songza is a free streaming music service that has expert-made playlists for every occasion and makes it outrageously easy to find the right one, at the right time. Headquartered in Long Island City, NY, Songza is built by the team that founded crowd-priced MP3 download store in 2006 from their dorms at Brown University. Songza is available on the web at and as an application on iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10, Windows 8, Sonos and the web.


Our technology applies your brand’s DNA to every step of the production and distribution cycle – the first fully comprehensive content marketing platform.


Hello New York, We’re Oscar, a new kind of health insurance company that is using technology to make insurance simple, intuitive, and human. In other words, the kind of healthcare we want for ourselves.


BloomThat is simply the easiest way to send fresh flowers. Focused on a curated selection of beautiful arrangements, BloomThat delivers flowers on demand anywhere in San Francisco and Palo Alto, within 90 minutes. Flowers start at $35 with free delivery.

Lean Startup Machine

Lean Startup Machine is the world’s leading bootcamp on Lean Startup methodology. Contrary to popular perception, the phrase “lean startup” implies much more than capital efficiency. It encompasses a paradigm-shifting way of thinking about how to build new companies and products, and how to bring those products to market faster.


Delectable is a team of technologists, designers, winemakers and artists building technology to reinvent wine. As both wine consumers and wine professionals they know firsthand that understanding wine is hard. They believe it should be easy. Using groundbreaking technology, and with a keen understanding of wine’s inherent complexity, they’ve built a platform and tools that help consumers share, discover and drink awesome wine.


Breather provides on-demand rooms in large urban areas. They’re great for holding a meeting, working in private, or just taking a break. A dedicated iOS app manages the whole experience.


MakeSpace is a next generation full-service storage company designed from the ground up to take the pain out of using a traditional self-storage unit. Their customers no longer have to schlep back and forth to a self storage facility. They hope to be the easiest “self-storage” company in New York City (and many other cities to come)


Dataminr’s analytics engine transforms social media streams into actionable signals, providing enterprise clients with one of the earliest warning systems for market-relevant information, noteworthy events, and emerging trends.

If Only

If only you could turn your dreams into actual experiences. If Only provides just that: unique, personalized experiences hosted by well-known luminaries in the fields of food, wine, golf and more. In addition, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to charity.

K2 Labs

Having built businesses in virtually every medium, there team is uniquely positioned to start projects from scratch, iterate quickly, and come out on top. They’re developing a network of companies aimed at engaging the mobile, socially-driven connected consumer. By founding and investing on the ground floor, they maintain maximum equity ownership of there companies and leverage there extensive network to hire the best people.


Namely is a cloud-based people management platform for today’s enterprise. The platform enables organizations to build great teams, retain top performers and optimize business performance.


We miss millions of opportunities in a lifetime because of the lack of knowledge of the people around us. One is a mobile application that notifies you when there are people around you that share your interests. Think of it as a way to ask the people right next to you thousands of questions and get notified if they answer yes enough times.


HubSpot is an inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers.

Handmade Tea

Handmade Tea’s monthly tea subscription delivers an interesting and thought-out loose leaf tea blend to your door every month. Each month you’ll receive a new blend as well as a 1oz sample of every ingredient in the blend.


OverNear® is an event discovery network that keeps you “in the know” by automatically finding interesting happenings around you — where you are and where you plan to be. Whether you’re going out of town, or just going out, OverNear® finds events you care about and meet-up possibilities with your friends… you otherwise might have missed.


Panna was founded by David Ellner, former entertainment industry executive. Ellner’s frustrations as a home cook sparked the idea for Panna, making it a product truly built from the ground up with the home cook in mind. “Cookbooks are great but I always found myself wanting more. I wondered if the recipes came out the way the chef intended.” Panna answers that question through step-by-step video of master chefs creating their favorite recipes.


Halo is developing a novel, simple, and powerful neuroscience-based technology for enhancing performance on cognitive tasks, for the healthy and impaired.


Graphicly provides authors and publishers the simplest and most cost-effective access to digital content conversion and distribution, across every marketplace imaginable, with comprehensive actionable insights on reader behavior.


Food52 creates cookbooks, takes on food projects, helps others with their real-time food Q&A — the Food52 Hotline — and support local food producers. Since Food52 started millions of cooks and eaters have found their way to the site.


Partnered is a platform for startup companies to meet and integrate with brands. We help startups standardize their sponsored partnership offerings, and allow brands to search and package dozens of these integrations to achieve their innovation and marketing goals.

Fancy Hands

Fancy Hands is a team of assistants ready to work now. For a low monthly membership fee, you’ll finally get the help you need. You can place your requests through the website, iPhone or Android apps, email, or even just a call.


Disqus is a free service that enables great online communities. As the web’s most popular discussion system, Disqus is used by millions of websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable. Our magic is in connecting people to stuff worth talking about.


PrePlay’s mission is at once simple and incredibly challenging: build the core technology and consumer applications that enable every fan to predict every play of every game of every sport in the world.

We believe that the most interesting question in the world is – and will always be – “what’s going to happen next?” We’ve cracked the code on turning that question into incredibly engaging games and apps that allow us and our partners to connect with fans.


Prosodic is social media predictive analytics software that enables brands to optimize content and target audience segments in real-time.

Prosodic software provides brands with an active social media presence a precise understanding of the online behavior of their audience, enabling better targeting and response and improving dramatically the economics and performance of social media as a brand marketing channel.