7 Hot NYC Startups to Follow on Twitter

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New York City continues to make a name for itself in the tech sector —becoming a hotbed of startup activity over the last few years. There are even tax incentives via programs like START-UP NY that are helping to attract new businesses and talent to the state. Stay in the loop and watch these budding businesses take off by following some of the hottest NYC startups on Twitter.

#1. ClassPass

ClassPass is a membership program for fitness classes across multiple gyms and studios, which makes working out more accessible. ClassPass members can enjoy a greater variety in their fitness regime, all at a lower price than if they were to book classes individually on their own. Participating studios benefit by attracting new students and profitably filling excess capacity in classes.

#2. Peloton Cycle

Another fitness-tech startup, Peloton Cycle offers the most high-tech and socially connected indoor cycling experience —streaming live and on demand with elite instructors at home. It’s your own private cycling studio.

#3. Newsela

Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way learners access the world through words. Launched in June 2013, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using Newsela’s proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. Common Core–aligned quizzes attached to articles give educators and parents insight into their students’ reading strengths and weaknesses. Newsela develops nonfiction fluency and critical-thinking skills necessary to master the Common Core standards for informational text.

#4. Via

Taking on Uber, Yellow Cabs and New York City’s public transportation system, Via allows users to book and share rides at just $5 apiece. Attempting to conquer on-demand transportation on a mass scale, Via is changing the way people are getting around cities by offering an affordable and privatized alternative to public transportation.

#5. Fundera

Fundera is an online marketplace that connects small business owners with the best funding provider for their businesses. Fundera works with hand-picked, prescreened lenders to assemble the highest quality funding sources for small business owners and ensures borrowers receive fair terms and rates on each loan.

#6. PeerIQ

PeerIQ is a financial information services company that provides institutional investors with tools for analyzing, assessing, and managing risk in the peer-to-peer lending market. PeerIQ’s analytics platform aggregates industry data from leading P2P platforms and offers sophisticated credit analytics and independent benchmarks to enhance efficiency and increase liquidity across this emerging asset class.

#7. Paribus

Paribus wants to make sure you never overspend on a purchase again. While retailers often guarantee to match the lowest prices on a given item, you don’t get that lowest unless you really work for it. Paribus works by scraping your inbox for receipts in order to automatically save you money when your purchases drop in price. The company’s motto: “Stores owe you money. We’re gonna get it for you.”

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And, for more hot NYC startups to follow, explore Built in NYC’s list of 50 Startups in NYC to Watch.

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