The Top Ten NY Startups To Watch Out For This 2012

Needless to say, New York City is where the action is for tech startups. Keep your eye out for these top 10 that will surely make some noise this year.

1. Flow

Flow Corporation was founded by Eric Alterman in 2010 and, since then, the company has raised $3.4M. Flow has been hyped as one of the most exciting companies to look forward to this year because of its one-of-a-kind platform that enables real-time, on-demand stream processing and data sharing across a multitude of applications.

2. Fab

Wall Street Journal values this startup at $200M+ and, just recently, was pumped by an additional $40M in Series B round.

Jason Goldberg and Bradford Shellhammer, Fab founders, describes it as “the world’s fastest growing e-commerce company” with over 1.5 million members across the globe.

3. LocalVox

LocalVox helps businesses build a strong online presence for as low as $199/month. Clients like Whole Foods, Chelsea Piers and Sushi Samba are lining up for their services with client retention at an amazing 90%.

Founders David Pachter and Trevor Sumner is planning to expand the company by partnering with large newspaper publishers and by getting more hires.

4. ZocDoc

With 700,000 monthly users, operations in 11 cities and more than $95M raised to date, ZocDoc may be well on its way to digitizing the medical profession, one city at a time. With ZocDoc, patients seeking health care can search for doctors and book visits based on reviews and recommendations from other users.

5. Voxy

This won’t be 2011’s number one iPhone app in several countries if it weren’t short of awesome. The wonder of this mobile app is that it teaches languages by giving out lessons using locations and current events.

Voxy is backed with $4.1M in venture capital and currently employs twenty. By mid-year, Voxy founder Paul Gollash is expecting around 2 million people using their app.

6. MakerBot

MakerBot makes 3-D printers, has sold 7,500 of it to date and has bagged the “Best Emerging Tech Award” at CES. Bre Pettis founded the company in 2009  which was backed by a $10 million venture capital.

7. Rock the Post

Rock the Post makes putting up a business a breeze by connecting wannabe businessmen to experts and potential investors. The company raised $700,000 in its seed round and plans to do a Series A after the launch of their new website.

8. Birchbox

Birchbox was launched in 2010 by Harvard Business School graduates Haly Bana and Katia Beauchamp. Since then, it raised $11.9M in capital. For a $10 monthly fee, Birchbox will send a box of beauty products right at your doorstep every month.

9. Recyclebank

Recyclebank gives out incentives to people who recycle. Points earned can be redeemed thru partner companies including Whole Foods, Coca-Cola and Macy’s. Founded in 2004 by Patrick Fitzgerald and Ron Gonen, Recyclebank is currently valued at $100M.

10. Kickstarter

Perry Chen founded Kickstarter in 2009. Unbeknownst to him, he was creating the largest platform that helps fund creative projects like music, art, technology and food.

Via Business Insider


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