October 7, 2019

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

Last month, we held the September 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—JOOR—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: Teampay, SKOUT CYBERSECURITY, Alloy, Caper, and Earnest Research. 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 ended!  The winner will be announced soon!


Teampay delivers smart purchasing for empowered teams. Teampay modernizes how companies manage spend, by delivering intelligent automation, robust integrations, and a delightful user experience.


SKOUT CYBERSECURITY secures the information and systems you care about most. Our cloud-native, streaming data analytics platform protects everything from your emails to your endpoints. We invested in the best security, technology, and people so you don’t have to.


Alloy is a service for reducing false positives during the KYC process. Alloy’s API and dashboard helps financial institutions integrate multiple sources of data and custom CIP rules to both increase the number of customers that can be successfully onboarded without manual review and improve transparency and efficiency into the process.


Caper builds intelligent shopping carts, powered by deep learning and computer vision, to detect and identify items (with cameras mounted in the cart) as they are added to the basket. Caper costs less than 1% of Amazon Go's infrastructure, and it is a plug-and-play integration for stores. Caper is the fastest growing retail automation technology company, with already launched pilots and a rapidly expanding customer base. E-commerce is only 8% of total retail, and Caper is innovating the other 92% of the untapped potential.

Earnest Research

Earnest Research is a data innovation company driven to change the way professionals understand consumer and business behavior. Working with world-class data partners, we transform raw data into a source for business and investment professionals to ask better questions so they can make better decisions. We believe, in the right hands, data has the power to change the way we work.

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

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