May 13, 2019

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

Last month, we held the April 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—Stash—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: Attentive, Paperspace, Hero, Loadsmart, and Remesh.

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

Voting for the May Spark Award has been closed. The winner will be announced soon.


Simple Solutions to Healthcare's Hardest Problems.

Hero was founded to be the world's most people-focused healthcare company by creating frictionless solutions to the most challenging problems facing patients and caregivers.

If our products aren’t easy to use, beautifully designed, and readily available to the masses, we go back to the drawing board.  Why?  Because we love working together to deliver the “impossible” with integrity, quality, candor and discipline.  We are building stuff that matters.  And we are having a lot of fun along the way. 

Hero’s first product is a revolutionary step forward in how caregivers and their loved ones manage complex medication sorting, scheduling, dosing and refills.  


Paperspace is a high-performance cloud computing and ML development platform for building, training and deploying machine learning models. Tens of thousands of individuals, startups and enterprises use Paperspace to iterate faster and collaborate on intelligent, real-time prediction engines.


Attentive is a personalized mobile messaging platform for innovative e-commerce and retail brands that can quickly become a top 3 revenue channel. Using real-time behavioral data, Attentive automatically sends engaging text messages to each subscriber— whether it’s a cart abandonment reminder, a notice about an exclusive sale, or product recommendations. With 30%+ click-through rates and 10x higher revenue per message than email, mobile messaging offers a highly effective, new way for consumers to connect with their favorite brands.


Loadsmart is a digital freight broker that specializes in full truckload shipping. Loadsmart is leveraging data and machine learning to build artificial intelligence processes into the complex freight brokerage cycle, allowing shippers to book a truckload in seconds and providing instant and targeted loads to carriers. 


Remesh's mission is to make engaging with and understanding a group of people fast, informative and accurate.  Our unique product enables a single moderator to chat with and ask open-ended questions to a large group of people. The group's answers are analyzed in real-time using our machine learning AI powered by the group and an easy-to-use data panel makes expert level analysis of the answers easy for anyone.

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.