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NYC tech companies to watch in 2020

CB Insights published its 2020 Tech IPO Pipeline report, including 281 of the most promising and highly valued private tech companies in the U.S. The entirety of the list remains under wraps, but what we do know is that 40 of the companies on there are based in New York.

Fashion outfit (pun intended), Rent the Runway is one of the ranking well-funded NYC based startups. The company allows fashionistas and style lovers to enjoy designer clothing for rent on a rotation basis.

Rent the Runway listed as leading NYC startup

Another NYC-based company on the list is Dataminr. A leader in AI businesses, Dataminr allows clients to assess and act on crises and opportunities effectively.

New York City’s Got Milk

New York City makeup brand, Milk Makeup is moving into its own location: 586 Broadway. Once sold only in Sephora shops, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and online, now Milk Makeup’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free products will be available in the brand’s flagship store. Created by Milk Studios, Milk Makeup creates original, healthy products that redesign… Continue Reading

Foam Food Containers: A Thing of New York’s Past

New York City has taken a big step toward environmental protection by banning foam food containers and packing peanuts. Now the city’s take-outs, delis, food trucks, and eateries have changed to paperboard or bamboo plates, cups, and take-home boxes. This earth-friendly move follows on the heels of a New York statewide ban on most types… Continue Reading

Tracking Renewable Energy Sources In NYC

New York City is always looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions from communities and facilities. Tapping the often-ignored geothermal energy from the ground is now an option with a new screening tool. Now being built to test this technology for all New York City properties, the city will begin utilizing the free resource… Continue Reading

Using Tech to Breath Better

Residents in the tri-state area can take a deep- and clean(er)- breath in the coming year. OpenAQ is making sure of that! The open-source platform gathers air quality data from governments and international organizations in one site; it is all free and accessible to everyone. It is also cultivating a community of activists, scientists, and… Continue Reading

Fur Free for 2020

All four brands of SMCP, the Chinese-owned French fashion company, are now entirely fur-free. As more and more consumers look for fashion that is sustainable, kind, and responsible, fur, leather, and animal byproducts are falling out of favor. Claudie Pierlot is the last of the ready-to-wear brand to cease the use of fur in its… Continue Reading

Yes, it is in Your Own Backyard!

So often people look for entertainment in all sorts of far-flung places, causing great expense and a lot of stress. Americans however, need to be made more aware of what is available, in  nature, right here!!!! Yes, the great outdoors! According to a report put together by the organization that evaluates America’s GDP – the… Continue Reading

Corporate Solar Acquisition

In the last few years, an increasing trend has been the appropriation of corporate solar products. One cannot help but be impressed with Google’s beating its 100 percent renewable energy target and the fact that it currently has “contracts to purchase 3 gigawatts of output from renewable energy projects, which is by far the most… Continue Reading