After a recent PrivCo report that put NY-based startups second behind Silicon Valley in mergers and acquisitions, Business Insider has created a list of 25 NYC startups in their early stages that are showing signs of success.
The first of their choices is Modern Guild, founded in 2012 by Adrien Fraise as an online platform to connect high school and college students with mentors where they partake in customized career-building exercises. So far they have $500 thousand from investors. The list also included BarkBox, founded in 2012 by Matt Meeker, Henrik Werdelin, and Carly Strife. It’s a monthly subscription service for dog treats, toys, and other supplies. So far they’ve raised $1.8 million. Also included is littleBits, founded in 2009 as an open source library of small toys similar to legos. Each toy has a function like light, sounds, or motors. It’s raised $3.65 million from investors.