September 9, 2019

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

Last month, we held the August 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—Feather—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: Even Financial, Vestwell, dv01, Morty, Joor. 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 now closed! Thanks to all who voted! The winner will be announced soon.

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Even Financial is the leading search, comparison and recommendation engine for financial services.

Even provides essential infrastructure for financial services and channel partners, connecting consumers to personalized products, with a robust yet simple API.

Even is proven to lower cost of acquisition, improve monetization, monitor compliance and deliver transparency at scale. Even is powering financial services online.


Vestwell provides every employee in America with access to a retirement account by removing the friction points financial advisors and companies have in establishing and maintaining defined contribution & benefit programs. We look out for everyone’s best interest, including financial advisors, companies and employees.


dv01’s all-in-one data management, reporting, and analytics platform brings transparency and insight to lending markets—making them more efficient for institutional investors and safer for the world. In a nutshell, we’re doing our part to prevent a repeat of 2008.

As the technological hub between lenders and capital markets, dv01 transforms the investment workflow, moving investors from fragmented and manual processes to automated reporting and analytics. To date, dv01 has offered investors insight into $15+ billion of securitizations and more than $64 billion of consumer, small business, real estate, auto, and student loans from the largest online lenders, including LendingClub, Prosper, and SoFi. 


Morty strives to empower homebuyers to make smarter, informed decisions about their home purchase. By pairing cutting-edge technology with industry expertise, we provide step-by-step transparency around the complicated mortgage process while educating homebuyers on common questions relating to affordability, mortgage rates, and the various parties involved throughout the process. 

Morty was founded by a diverse team of mortgage industry vets and software engineers, so we understand both how difficult and how important that mission is, and what tools we need to accomplish it. We are funded by some of the same investors who have backed Compass, Lemonade, Airbnb, and Dropbox, and we’re on a mission to revolutionize the mortgage industry with new tech, new ideas, and a stellar team.  

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JOOR is the world’s industry-standard wholesale platform for fashion, beauty and home, connecting over 8,600 brands with 200,000 retailers across 144 countries every day. With a commitment to fuel the advancement and growth of both brands and retailers, JOOR offers a free and paid tier, JOOR Lite and JOOR Pro. JOOR Lite offers basic functionality for brands and retailers, whereas JOOR PRO provides advanced capabilities for greater flexibility, visibility, performance and analytics. JOOR is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Paris, London, Milan, Madrid, Melbourne and Tokyo.

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.