How NY’s Startups Are Disrupting Their Industries with Killer Apps

Leveraging powerful apps to disrupt industries

Discover the role app development plays in transforming New York startups that look to revolutionise their respective industries within the country and abroad.

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Industries being affected
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Healthcare is also undergoing a massive shift as well. Startups have created platforms that connect patients directly with doctors, offering convenient online bookings and transparent reviews. Additionally, tele-health companies are transforming how people access medical care, providing virtual consultations and remote monitoring. Again, making healthcare more convenient and cost-effective for more individuals.

Transportation is another sector experiencing disruption. Ride-sharing or e-hailing platforms have transformed the way people commute, offering convenient and affordable alternatives to traditional taxis or public transport like the train or bus. There are also electric scooter startups that are reimagining last-mile transportation, providing eco-friendly options for urban commuters. 

Education is also being disrupted by online learning startups which offer online courses and credentials from top universities and colleges, making quality education more accessible to a much wider audience. Fewer barriers to entry such as exorbitant costs and long timelines mean underprivileged individuals can envision themselves receiving the same level of education.

The future of disruptive innovation
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New York City's tech startup ecosystem, along with its diverse industries and entrepreneurial spirit, continues to foster and encourage groundbreaking innovation. These disruptive startups are challenging the status quo, driving efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability across multiple sectors.

Forcing incumbents to rethink their offerings in order to compete with these new companies. As the city continues to embrace technology and change, it will remain at the forefront of innovative disruption, restructuring the future of industries not just within the city, but across the country and globe.

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The Role of App Development

The role of app development in the journey of a successful startup is integral.

Beginning app development
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Before any app development can begin, conceptualizing the idea and planning its execution must come first. This involves defining the app's proposed solution, its target audience, core features, and desired outcomes. Thorough planning helps set clear objectives, identify potential challenges, and outline a roadmap for development. 

Applications that go on to be successful prioritize user experience and interface design. Consumer-centric design involves creating intuitive and visually appealing interfaces that are easily navigated and understood. App developers focus on ensuring a seamless and engaging user journey, taking into consideration factors like usability, accessibility, and functionality across different devices and platforms.

Front and back-end
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The front end of an app deals with the presentation layer that is visible to users, i.e., client-facing development. Skilled front-end developers create visually appealing interfaces, implement interactive features, and optimize performance. They work closely with designers to ensure that the app's look and feel are aligned with the end-user experience in mind.

As for the back end, it focuses on handling data management, user authentication, and interactions with external systems. A robust and scalable backend build is integral for handling user data securely, managing server-side operations, and integrating with third-party services. Efficient backend development ensures that the app's performance, stability, and scalability are satisfactory.

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Nowadays, in the current tech landscape, cross-platform interoperability is vital for reaching a wider audience. App developers leverage different frameworks like React Native or Flutter to build applications that can run on many different platforms, minimizing development efforts later on and ensuring consistent compatibility for user experiences across different devices and platforms.

Successful development
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Successful app development requires an iterative process of development and testing. Developers repeatedly test app functionalities, fix bugs and irregularities, and collect user feedback to iterate and improve the app's performance and experience.

Continuous testing throughout the development lifecycle of the app helps identify and address problems early, limiting potential costly errors and resulting in a more stable and reliable app.Companies are looking for ways to enhance the user experience and create more engaging products that users will appreciate.

As more consumers integrate the latest technologies into their daily lives, businesses need to leverage and incorporate innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, or augmented reality to significantly better the app's functionality and user experience.

App developers should explore opportunities to use these technologies, ensuring they align with the objectives of the application and provide value to the users.

Optimizing app visibility
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An app cannot become a success if it doesn’t align with the different app store terms and conditions. App Store Optimization is crucial to an app being listed and seen by potential customers. Whether it's for mobile development or another device. Therefore, app development also requires optimizing the app's visibility and discoverability in various app stores.

This process involves optimizing keywords, descriptions, screenshots, and app metadata to improve its ranking in search results and attract more users. These optimization techniques can help improve the app's reach and maximize the chances of its success.

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Even after launching the application onto the market, successful apps still require constant maintenance and updates to address user feedback, make the necessary iterations, and introduce new features. App developers actively monitor app performance to gather analytics data and release timely updates to ensure the app stays relevant, secure, and aligned with user expectations.

App development is a complex and iterative process that requires a combination of technical expertise, design skills, and a consumer-centric approach. Hence why finding the right development partner is crucial. Whether that’s a freelancer or an entire development team, finding the right fit who understands the vision and can align that with the necessary tech stack is pivotal in the process of creating a successful app.

Only then can developers build an application that can satisfy consumer needs and achieve all of the intended objectives.

The Cost of App Development
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The risks involved in building a successful app are high as most applications don’t take off. The probability of it happening is around 1% as 1 out of every 100 consumer applications don’t make the cut.

That means the substantial costs required to build a successful application are that much more significant in ensuring that all the factors involved work as they should. Building an app involves various costs depending on its intentions, features, platforms, and development approach. 

The most important and probably most expensive cost is the development team. Typically, development teams include a project manager, designers, frontend and backend developers, quality assurance specialists, and other members based on the project's requirements.

The cost can vary based on location, experience, and team size. As previously mentioned, developers work in tandem with designers to create visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces. The cost of design includes multiple processes such as wireframing, prototyping, UI/UX design, graphic design, and asset creation.

The complexity of the design process and the number of screens impact the cost. App development more often than not requires the use of various tools and software, such as integrated development environments (IDEs), design software, project management tools, version control systems, and testing frameworks.

These different tools may have associated licensing fees or subscription costs. Developing an application requires a robust backend configuration that may involve costs for cloud services, hosting, databases, server infrastructure, and application programming interfaces (APIs). The scalability and complexity of the backend structure can affect the overall cost.

Expanding on third-party services or APIs that must integrate into the app, licensing fees or usage-based charges can be encountered. Examples include payment gateways, social media integrations, analytics platforms, and others.Thorough testing and quality assurance ensure that an application remains bug-free and reliable.

Associated costs include manual and automated testing efforts, device and platform testing, bug fixing, and ensuring quality standards. For an app to be onboarded onto the different app stores, such as the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, there are fees that are incurred.

These fees usually involve a developer account fee that is paid once and additional ongoing fees for app updates or in-app purchases. Prior to and after launching the application on the different app stores, there are marketing costs associated with promoting and advertising the app. Such costs associated with marketing include social media promotion, app store onboarding fees, and other strategies to attract users and increase reach.

Once the app is launched on the app store and being used by customers, continuous maintenance and updates are necessary. Security patches, bug fixes, and updates introducing new features are paramount to the end-user experience. 

To have a better understanding of the pricing benchmarks when building an application in the US, here are a few estimations. For simple app development, prices range – from $16,000 to $32,000. For a slightly more complex app development build, prices range from $32,000 up to $48,000.

A highly complex app development build would cost $72,000 and up. As for the cost of hiring a US app developer, they cost roughly $105,000 annually. Further cost breakdowns can be categorized into the following app development stages, mainly the discovery or pre-research stage, the design stage, the development stage, and lastly the testing & deployment stage.

App development costs span multiple segments from the app’s functionality and purpose, to the platforms and devices it will support, its integration points with third-party services, to its hardware features and maintenance plan. There are other factors that are involved in estimating the various costs involved in developing an app.

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Which industries are being disrupted?

Today, technology is progressing at a record pace, and the prognosis is that any industry is susceptible to disruption.

Affected industries
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Not too long ago, businesses and industry leaders alike thought they wouldn’t be victim to innovation until a successful startup proved them wrong and transformed the industry as a whole.

The following is a list of industries that will be or already have been affected by this latest round of creative destruction. It serves to illustrate just a few industries that are prone to disruption.

Healthcare Services
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The healthcare industry has been altered by the influx of telehealth or telemedicine startups. Telehealth is defined as the delivery and facilitation of health and health-related services including medical care, provider and patient education, health information services, and self-care via telecommunications and digital communication technologies.

Live video conferencing, mobile health applications, “store and forward” electronic transmission, and remote patient monitoring (RPM) are all examples of technologies used in telehealth.Telemedicine is the diagnosis and treatment of patients remotely by means of telecommunications technology.

Telemedicine involves the use of technologies and telecommunication systems to administer healthcare to patients who are geographically separated from healthcare providers. Multiple technologies are being used for telehealth such as mHealth or mobile health, video and audio technologies, digital photography, remote patient monitoring (RPM), and store and forward technologies.

mHealth or mobile health refers to healthcare applications and programs patients use on their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. These applications enable patients to track health measurements, set medication and appointment reminders, as well as share information with healthcare professionals.

77% of Americans own smartphones which means most individuals will have basic healthcare services at their fingertips, saving them time and transport-related costs. Video conferencing is allowing clinicians to provide healthcare services to patients who are geographically too far away via appointments utilizing real-time video communication platforms.

Video conferencing technology allows for healthcare to be provided for inmates, military personnel, and patients located in rural locations. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) involves the reporting, collection, transmission, and evaluation of patient health data through electronic devices such as mobile devices, smartphone applications, wearables, and internet-enabled computers.

These technologies remind patients to weigh themselves and submit the measurements to their respective physicians. Wearables and other electronic monitoring devices are used to collect and transfer vital sign data including blood pressure, cardiac numbers, oxygen levels, and respiratory rates.

Other features are being tested to see whether wearables can be used to test for high or low blood glucose levels. Ultimately, RPM technologies can allow for earlier detection of complications and identify patients who need to seek medical attention prior to in-person appointments.

Store and forward telehealth refers to the capturing, storing, and transferring of patient health information for asynchronous healthcare delivery through the use of data storage and transmission technology.

In other words, medical information is electronically sent to a healthcare practitioner, who uses the clinical information to evaluate the case or render a service at a later stage as it isn’t a live interaction.

CAT Scans, MRIs, X-rays, photos, videos, and text-based patient data are gathered and sent to specialists and other members of the care team to assess patients and assist in their treatment.

Secure email platforms are an example of a technology used for store and forward telehealth. There are multiple advantages to increasing the use of telehealth to meet the demand for health care. The convenience of care, increased access, increased worker productivity due to not having to take time off and travel to appointments, decreased costs, and clinician time savings are just a few.

For these reasons, healthcare providers, patients, and employers alike are going to continue using more and more telehealth solutions.

Transport Services
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Ride-sharing applications have had a significant impact on the transportation industry in cities like New York City, introducing impactful disruptions and transforming the way people travel day-to-day.

The following are some key ways in which e-hailing platforms have reshaped transportation in the city.E-hailing services have made transportation more accessible to a wider population.

Users can request a ride from their mobile app and have a vehicle arrive at their location within a few minutes. This level of convenience and ease of access has made transportation more inclusive, especially for individuals who may not have access to private vehicles, live far away from train stations or bus stops, or prefer not to use traditional taxis.

Ride-sharing services have introduced more competitive pricing models compared to traditional taxis. With taxis, there was no alternative option if you wanted to save money. Now with e-hailing platforms, the use of dynamic pricing algorithms has enabled fare rates to fluctuate based on demand. This often results in more affordable transportation options, especially during off-peak hours.

The transparency of the pricing and competition have helped reduce costs and provide cost-effective alternatives for regular commuters. Ride-sharing platforms have optimized the efficiency of transportation systems.

This is achieved by utilizing algorithms that match riders with nearby drivers, enabling ride-sharing companies to reduce empty trips and minimize the time spent searching for passengers. This optimization in turn has led to decreased congestion and a more efficient use of available vehicles, contributing to lesser and smoother traffic flow and reducing environmental impact in the process.

The integration of mobile apps and advanced technology has vastly improved the user experience in the transportation sector. Ride-sharing platforms provide real-time updates on driver location, estimated times of arrival, and transparent pricing information.

Users can track their rides, provide feedback, and easily handle payments through the app. This level of convenience and transparency has greatly enhanced the overall customer experience.E-hailing platforms have not only greatly benefited the end rider or consumer but also individuals looking for jobs as drivers.

These platforms have created new employment possibilities for drivers, allowing individuals to work flexible hours and earn income using their own private vehicles. This has had a significant impact on the gig economy, providing a source of income for many individuals. Additionally, the presence of ride-sharing services has stimulated economic growth as more drivers generate income and contribute to local businesses.

As beneficial and successful as ride-sharing companies have been, there are challenges that they pose as well. Most notably, traffic congestion increases as more private cars are now on the roads. This also means that taxi drivers are losing their share of revenue to e-hailing drivers.

Case in point, in the first quarter of 2014, e-hailing was a mere 8% of the business traveler ground transportation market, while rental cars were 55% and taxis were 37% respectively. Four years later in the first quarter of 2018, ride-hailing had grabbed a substantial 70.5% of the market, with rental cars getting 23.5% and taxis at a low of 6%.

Regulatory frameworks have been introduced to address these concerns and try to strike a balance between innovation, public safety, and fair competition. Overall, ride-sharing platforms have disrupted the transportation industry in New York City by improving accessibility, affordability, efficiency, and user experience.

They have drastically changed how people navigate the city, offering a convenient and flexible alternative to traditional transportation methods.

The Fashion Industry
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The days of brick-and-mortar retail outlets are slowly eroding due to the global disruption that is taking place in the fashion industry. The likes of e-commerce, changing consumer preferences, social media, etc., are just a few of the factors which are rapidly gaining popularity.

As such, fashion apps have transformed the fashion industry by introducing new models of access, convenience, and sustainability. Below are some of the ways in which fashion apps have reshaped the industry.

Fashion apps have popularized the concept of renting clothing and accessories through rental and subscription models. They allow users to access exclusive designer pieces for a fraction of the retail price, enabling them to wear high-end and stylish outfits for special occasions without the need for a permanent purchase.

What this model does is promote sustainability by reducing clothing waste and providing consumers with affordable access to luxury fashion. Widening the market for more people to luxury fashion items.

Fashion apps leverage technology to offer personalized styling services. Users provide information about their style preferences, sizes, and budget, and professional stylists curate customized fashion selections delivered to their location. This removes the need for time-consuming trips to the stores whilst offering a catered shopping experience that is tailored to individual preferences.

Social media platforms and fashion apps have become interconnected, enabling users to discover trends, follow fashion influencers, and shop directly from their favorite style influencers. Social shopping apps allow users to shop for the outfits and accessories they see on social media platforms, merging the lines between content and commerce.

This has revolutionized the way people find and engage with fashion, making it more accessible and interactive.Sustainability has been at the forefront for many industries and companies alike in their bid to forge an environmentally friendly future.

Fashion apps have now emerged to address the growing demand for sustainable and ethical fashion choices and play their part in bringing awareness to which companies are following best practices. These apps provide information and ratings on brands' sustainability guidelines, allowing users to make educated purchasing decisions.

They promote transparency, highlight eco-friendly brands, and encourage the adoption of ethical fashion practices. Augmented Reality (AR) technology has revolutionized the online shopping experience, particularly in the fashion industry.

Nowadays, apps allow users to try on clothes, shoes, and accessories virtually, assisting them visualize how outfits will look and fit before making a purchase. This technology bridges the gap between online and in-store shopping, providing a more immersive and assured buying experience overall.

And this is a shopping experience that is growing in popularity. As of 2022, there were 1,033 Augmented Reality startups in the U.S. ready to address an estimated 100 million consumers who used AR to shop in 2020, an estimated 32% of which have used AR for shopping to help them with purchasing decisions.

Lastly, there are applications that have disrupted the second-hand retail sector by creating digital marketplaces for buying and selling pre-owned fashion items. These platforms facilitate peer-to-peer transactions, allowing individuals to clear their closets, find rare vintage pieces, and participate in sustainable fashion consumption.

Buyers can also save on costs since the items they’re purchasing at marked up with rent and other expenses that physical stores incur. Fashion apps have democratized access to fashion, personalized the shopping experience, promoted sustainability, and leveraged technology to enhance the overall customer journey.

Through promoting convenience, style discovery, and innovative business models, these apps have significantly disrupted the fashion industry in cities like New York City, empowering consumers and shaping the future of fashion.

Fitness Industry
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Before the pandemic, people attended classes for various forms of exercise. Brick-and-mortar businesses housed studios of people wanting to have their sessions in group settings.

Yoga, cycling, cardio, HIIT, boxing, and pilates are all group-setting-based classes that became popular. Since the pandemic, however, on-demand online classes have become the craze as companies with fitness apps have now populated the industry.

Below are some of the ways in which fitness apps have transformed how people exercise today.Fitness apps bring the gym experience directly to users' smartphones or tablets. They offer an extensive range of workout programs, exercise routines, and training plans that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

This removes the need for a physical gym or studio location and provides flexibility for individuals with busy schedules or limited access to fitness facilities. It also offers them the comfort of exercising from home for the same reasons as previously mentioned. 

These apps also enable users to customize their workouts based on their goals, fitness levels, and preferences. They provide personalized recommendations, track progress, and offer insights into performance metrics using a data-driven approach.

Whether that’s calories burned, distance covered, or heart rate, it empowers individuals to monitor their progress and make informed decisions about their fitness journeys.A diverse array of workout options are made available to cater to different interests, fitness levels, and objectives.

Users can choose from multiple exercise modalities and select programs designed by professional trainers and fitness experts. This variety of choices ensures that individuals can find activities that suit their preferences and keep their workouts engaging and exciting.

Virtual training and coaching services are another feature of fitness apps, allowing users to access expert guidance and support remotely. Users can follow video demonstrations, receive workout instructions, and even engage in live virtual classes led by certified trainers.

This virtual interaction provides professional guidance without the need for in-person sessions.Many fitness apps foster a sense of community by offering social features to try to replicate that human engagement from in-person events.

Users can connect with fellow fitness enthusiasts, share their achievements, participate in challenges, and provide support and motivation to one another. This virtual community aspect creates a supportive environment, encourages accountability, and enhances the overall fitness experience. 

Wearable devices such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, and heart rate monitors have played a big role in fitness apps being adopted by fitness enthusiasts. This integration allows users to sync their data, track their workouts, and receive feedback in real time on their performance. This enhances the accuracy of tracking and provides a holistic view of users' fitness activities. 

The pandemic was undoubtedly a driver in many active people adopting the different fitness apps that have become the norm. They have revolutionized how people conduct their workouts, offering convenience, flexibility, and comfort as their selling points. As a result, fitness apps have become a significant disruptor in the fitness industry, empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being.

Wearable devices such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, and heart rate monitors have played a big role in fitness apps being adopted by fitness enthusiasts. This integration allows users to sync their data, track their workouts, and receive feedback in real time on their performance.

This enhances the accuracy of tracking and provides a holistic view of users' fitness activities. The pandemic was undoubtedly a driver in many active people adopting the different fitness apps that have become the norm.

They have revolutionized how people conduct their workouts, offering convenience, flexibility, and comfort as their selling points. As a result, fitness apps have become a significant disruptor in the fitness industry, empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being.

Finance and Investment Industry

In the finance and investment sector, companies have revolutionized investing, making it accessible to the larger population at large with their user-friendly mobile applications.

They have dismantled barriers and empowered individuals to take control of their financial and investment futures. Finance and investment apps have made it simpler for individuals to participate in the financial markets. They offer low barriers to entry, allowing users to open accounts with minimal initial investments.

This accessibility has enabled a broader population to engage in investing and wealth-building, reducing the traditional and outdated exclusivity associated with financial services. These apps have disrupted the investment landscape by offering commission-free trading.

If not significantly reduced, they have eliminated brokerage fees, making it more cost-effective for individuals to buy and sell stocks, ETFs, and other securities. The reason is, there are no middlemen that take a fee with the app. This fee structure has challenged traditional brokerages and encouraged competitive pricing across the industry. 

They also provide users with real-time market data, news updates, and the ability to trade directly from their mobile devices. This convenience and accessibility have empowered individuals to make informed investment decisions on the go, without the need for a physical trading floor or constant reliance on traditional brokerage services.

Where before these services were only available through a registered stockbroker or trader via a phone call, now anyone with a mobile device can access the markets.

Apart from finance apps, there are robo-advisors that have disrupted the investment advisory space by leveraging algorithms and automation to provide personalized investment recommendations.

These advisors assess users' risk tolerance, investment goals, and time horizons, and then create diversified portfolios based on those parameters. Robo-advisory services offer a cost-effective and hands-off approach to investing, appealing to both amateur and experienced investors or traders.

Finance and investment apps include educational resources and tools to enhance users' financial literacy. They offer educational content, tutorials, and personalized insights to help users better understand investment concepts, build financial knowledge, and make educated decisions. This focus on education contributes to empowering users and improving their overall financial literacy.

Additionally, social features that are integrated into some of the financial applications allow users to interact with a community of other investors. Users can share investment advice, track portfolios of successful investors, and discuss market trends.

This social aspect fosters collaboration, provides a platform for knowledge-sharing, and encourages users to learn from and engage with others in the investment community.

Similar to the previous startups in their respective industries, finance and investment apps have disrupted the finance industry by democratizing access to financial services, introducing competitive pricing models, leveraging mobile technology, and providing educational resources.

These apps have allowed individuals to take control of their financial futures, enabling them to invest in various asset classes, manage their portfolios, and build wealth with greater ease and convenience. 


Examples of New York’s Disruptive Apps

Fintech is an industry built on disruption itself. Created to transform the traditional financial sector, companies have positioned themselves to democratize financial access and cater to the underbanked or underprivileged.

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As such, the fintech industry has grown in leaps and bounds. A prime example is Betterment which was started in 2008 to automate the portfolio management process as well as offer the services of a robo advisor at competitive pricing.

With the aim of simplifying investment and financial planning for individuals, the app leverages algorithms and data-driven insights to create personalized investment portfolios. Since then, they’ve gone on to accumulate more than $18 billion USD in assets under management from over 400 000 customers.

From 2016 to 2019, assets under management have tripled from $6 billion to $18 billion. As Betterment continues to disrupt the financial advisor industry, users will benefit as it becomes easier to manage their investments and achieve their financial objectives.

Peloton's app
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Peloton has transformed the fitness industry with its app-connected exercise bikes and treadmills. It is by far the most successful business to come out of the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.

Peloton’s immersive app provides live and on-demand workout classes led by professional fitness instructors, allowing users to experience a studio-like exercise session from within the comfort of their homes. Peloton's app also offers a sense of community, enabling users to compete with friends and other members, further enhancing the fitness experience. In terms of Peloton's numbers, the company has over 3.03 million subscribers and generated $3.58 billion in revenue in 2022. Albeit at an annual revenue loss of 10%.

It is the company’s first annual decline in revenue since going public in 2019. Peloton aims to be the entire stack for fitness which is what has propelled it to a $15 billion market cap.

Opensea start-up
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OpenSea is a startup founded and currently headquartered in New York in 2017. The company operates in the blockchain market and currently operates the world's largest marketplace for NFTs.

The startup capitalized on the initial boom in the NFT market and as such, has grown rapidly. They are the go-to place for the trading of digital assets in the Web 3.0 ecosystem to earn income.

With Opensea being the first and most popular NFT platform, the company has managed to raise a huge amount of startup funding. Since being founded, the startup has raised a total of $427.2 Million and has used some of this funding to fuel three acquisitions that were conducted to pursue strategic goals. The latest funding round of $300 million in January of 2022 also valued the unicorn at just over $13 billion. 

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Oscar Health

Within the healthcare sector, Oscar Health began in 2012 and now is the third-largest national insurer in the U.S. market.

Oscar Health provides coverage in three types of health insurance markets—individual, family, and group, and Medicare Advantage. Their mobile app provides members with a range of features, including finding doctors, scheduling appointments, accessing telemedicine services, and managing health records.

Oscar Health's app emphasizes transparency and personalization, offering a simplified and streamlined healthcare experience.

Rent the Runway

In the fashion industry, dozens of fashion app start-ups entered the market in 2020. Research showed people were five times more likely to buy an item given an option of virtual fitting.

That is why Rent the Runway came onto the market. The startup was built on the idea of renting out formal dresses for special occasions to women. Rent the Runway has focused on getting women to pay a monthly subscription fee to access a wide range of apparel, jewelry, and bags.

At the end of the fiscal year, Rent the Runway had 126,712 active subscribers, a 10% increase compared to the previous year. In total, the company counted 171,998 subscribers, which includes people with paused subscriptions. An 8% year-over-year (YoY) increase from the end of the prior fiscal year.

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Other startups in different industries include UiPath which is a leading robotic process automation (RPA) software company that allows businesses to automate repetitive tasks and streamline workflows.

UiPath’s revenue of $308.5 million increased 7% YoY while their annual rate of return (ARR) stood at $1.204 billion, an increase of 30% YoY. UiPath's app has revolutionized the way companies handle data entry, data extraction, and other labor-intensive processes.

Similar to UiPath is Trello, a collaboration and project management app that helps individuals and teams organize their work and streamline workflows.

Dataminr provides real-time information discovery and alerts based on publicly available data from social media, news sources, and other public platforms. Dataminr's app is widely used by news organizations, financial institutions, and government agencies for early detection and decision-making.

In conclusion, New York City's tech industries are undergoing a remarkable transformation as innovative apps disrupt traditional models. Startups are leveraging cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize various sectors.

These disruptive apps not only enhance efficiency but also improve user experiences, marking a new era of innovation in New York's tech industries. Emphasis by these startups is on driving efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability to package with the end-user in mind.

The city remains at the forefront of innovative disruption, shaping the trend of industries not just within its borders, but across the globe.

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