February 11, 2019

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

Last month, we held the January installment of our brand new initiative to recognize the most innovative companies in New York tech. We opened it to nominations, held a vote, and one company—Simon Data—ended up on top.

Once again, this month we held nominations for companies, and you came up with a great selection for us to ultimately pick five finalists from. Those finalists are: Spring Health, OWKIN, Jetty, Knotch, and Cargo.

You can vote using the form below. Voting ends Friday, 2/15, at 5 p.m. ET. 

The winner will be profiled in a video interview which will be featured on VentureFizz at the end of the month and they will also get a free 6-month BIZZpage subscription to help out with their hiring plans!

Additional info about each company is provided below.

Voting is closed - thanks!

Spring Health

Spring Health is a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers.  

Nomination Note: "Spring Health helps employees understand their mental health issues and connect with providers to get the right treatment at the right time. Spring Health is a clinically validated solution (the only one of its kind) proven to be more effective than traditional mental healthcare."


OWKIN is an AI startup that uses machine learning to augment medical and biology research.

Nomination Note: "OWKIN works with hospitals and biotech companies to accelerate the development of new treatments. To date, the company has raised three rounds of funding totaling $18.1M, and they're growing rapidly."


Jetty is transforming insurance.

Nomination Note: "Jetty is disrupting the renters insurance industry with a product that fits better with today's needs. They are already providing coverage to 46 states in the US! The company just announced its Series B round of funding led by Khosla Ventures."


Knotch is the independent standard for content marketing ROI.

Nomination Note: "Knotch recently raised $20M in Series B funding led by NEA. The company is addressing a key area in terms of measuring content marketing."


Cargo aims to upgrade the rider experience with affordable access to daily essentials and discovery goods, while helping drivers earn a more livable wage.

Nomination Note: "Cargo has a brilliant business model in terms of helping ridesharing drivers earn more money, while keeping their riders happy with relevant products!"

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