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August 12, 2019

Vote Now For the August 2019 Winner of the VentureFizz Spark Award!

Last month, we held the July installment of our Spark Award initiative which recognizes the most innovative companies in New York tech. We opened it to nominations, you all voted, and one company—goTenna—ended up on top.

We have curated a selection of five companies that we believe are innovative and the ones to watch in the NY Tech scene. It's up to you, our audience, to determine the winner from one of these nominees: Catalyst, BlockFi, Capital Rx, Feather, and Climb Credit. Further below is some additional information about each company.

The winner will get recognized as a Spark Award winner and they will also get a free 6-month BIZZpage subscription to help out with their hiring plans!

Voting has closed.


 Catalyst Logo

Catalyst is the world's most intuitive Customer Success Platform (CSP), built by an experienced group of industry leaders. 

Catalyst integrates with all the tools you’re already using to provide one centralized view of customer data. Customer Success Managers can proactively take the right actions to prevent churn, such as receiving automated alerts when a customer is not using certain features that are critical to their success.


BlockFi

BlockFi offers financial products for cryptocurrency holders to do more with their digital assets. The company services customers worldwide, including 47 U.S. states, with interest-earning accounts and low-cost USD loans backed by crypto. BlockFi is the only independent lender with institutional backing from investors that include Galaxy Digital, Susquehanna, Akuna Capital, Fidelity, Recruit Strategic Partners, Coinbase Ventures, CMT Digital, SoFi, ​ConsenSys Ventures, and Morgan Creek Digital. Learn more at BlockFi.com.


Capital Rx

Capital Rx is a next-generation pharmacy benefits manager, overseeing prescription benefit plans on behalf of employers, unions, and government entities. Determined to transform an outdated model, Capital Rx’s mission is to change the way prescription benefits are priced and administered in the US, unlocking enduring social change. Through our platform approach, Capital Rx delivers data-driven insights and actionable strategies that reduce costs, while improving patient outcomes.


Feather

Feather is the first-to-market furniture subscription service that offers a flexible and sustainable alternative to ownership. 

The service was created in response to an exciting cultural shift -- millennials are moving more than ever and are putting greater value on access to goods that suit this lifestyle rather than owning them. 

Feather addresses these shifts by giving their members access to high-quality furniture at a low monthly price with the option to add, swap, buy, or return when life or tastes change. Through Feather’s owned logistics, furniture is delivered and assembled for free within a week.  


Climb Credit Logo

Climb Credit’s Mission is to expand student access to quality education.

We do this by partnering with educational programs, which have proven to deliver results to their students, and providing financing options to students attending.

We strive to assess, track and maintain the outcomes from our partner schools to ensure that the programs we are financing are ROI positive. 


Alexander Culafi is Editor and Producer at VentureFizz. He also edits and produces The VentureFizz Podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @culafia.

Company descriptions from LinkedIn.