Ready for a New Challenge? 8 Startups Ready to Shake Up the Tech World

Ever feel like you’re treading the same old career path? Looking for something new? Well, you’ve landed in the right spot.

We’ve done some digging and found 8 software startups that are making some serious moves in the tech world. The best part? They’re actively looking for talent – and that means you!

These companies range in size, from 3 employees to over 500. We’ve ordered them from smallest to largest.

Let’s dive in and see what they’re all about. 

  1. Chroma
  2. Cybersyn
  3. Perplexity
  4. Alloy Enterprises
  5. Prizeout
  6. NAX
  7. Absci
  8. Scale AI

 

Chroma

  • Work Policy: In office (San Francisco)
  • Company Size: 1-5
  • Year Founded: 2022
  • Funding: Seed, $20.3M 

About the company. Chroma’s mission is to build robust and reliable programmable memory for AI. Beyond storing and retrieving information, the programmable memory layer defines the information available to the AI itself. It’s the key to making the AI robust, controllable, interpretable, and safe. AI is in an era of incredible experimentation, and memory is a critical component. Chroma is giving developers around the world at all scales the power and capability to build memory-based AI applications. Lean more here.

About the founding team. This team consists of multi-time entrepreneurs who have a deep bench in math, AI, databases, and building products people love. The team has worked at companies like Meta Reality Labs Research, Snap, Pinterest, Confluent, and founded multiple YCombinator-backed companies.

Hear from Co-Founder, Jeff Huber:

Ready to join? Check out their open technical positions

 

Cybersyn

  • Work Policy: In office (New York)
  • Company Size: 10-25
  • Year Founded: 2022
  • Funding: Series A, $62.9M
  • Tech Stack: Snowflake, Dagster, AWS, dbt, Streamlit

What problem are they solving? There’s an abundant number of available datasets that could make the difference between economic success and failure for businesses, but they are practically unusable in their current forms. Today’s proprietary datasets are complex, opaque, stagnant, and difficult to find. They’re often arbitrarily priced and require significant engineering effort to manage. Similarly, governments publish reams of data–but sluggishly and with agencies using antiquated formats. Cybersyn solves those challenges by combining the world’s public and proprietary economic data to create commercially relevant datasets that are easy to access and useful for decision-makers across businesses and governments. Check out their data products on Snowflake Marketplace

Cybersyn is also an investment in people. There is a lack of analysts bridging the gap between technical skill sets and commercial applications of data. A lot of data sits on shelves because the minds with the problems to solve are not the minds that can query it. The team at Cybersyn is on a mission to bridge that gap by converting raw data into usable data.

Watch this interview to discover the vision behind Cybersyn. 

About their culture. At Cybersyn, they adopt many of the same principles that Frank Slootman, CEO of Snowflake, outlined in his book, “Amp It Up.” This includes ensuring their people are aligned and working in the same direction to achieve common goals. They prioritize and focus on what matters most. Clarity is key to their mission as a startup – this also ensures they maintain a fast pace and execute quickly. They believe in radical transparency and encourage sharing constructive feedback so each team member can grow individually as they all grow the business collectively.

Excited to join the team? Check out their open roles in NYC and apply!

 

Perplexity

  • Work Policy: In-office – San Francisco or NYC (Remote work available)
  • Company Size: 10-25
  • Year Founded: 2022
  • Funding: Series A, $28.7M
  • Tech Stack: Python, TypeScript, React, AWS

About the company. Perplexity was launched in August 2022 by a team of startup technologists, coming from OpenAI, Meta, Quora, and Databrick. Similar to ChatGPT, Perplexity is a chatbot that uses machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to respond to user questions. Read more about the product

They recently raised a Series A round of funding

What’s their mission? The team at Perplexity is on a mission to become the best platform for answers and information, serving as the go-to source for people seeking quick, accurate answers tailored to their asks. They envision Perplexity as a platform beyond a traditional search engine, evolving into a comprehensive knowledge hub where anyone can explore and learn effortlessly. 

Check out how Perplexity is revolutionizing online research. 

About the culture. From the very beginning, this team has developed a culture of mentorship. More senior team members share foundational experience and knowledge with junior engineers. 

Interested in joining the team? Check out their open roles

 

Alloy Enterprises

  • Work Policy: Hybrid or onsite available (office in Burlington, MA)
  • Company Size: 25-50
  • Year Founded: 2020
  • Funding: Series A, $43M total funding

What’s their mission? Alloy Enterprises is transforming how aluminum parts are made. Aluminum will be part of the electrification journey of everything that moves, and flexible, on-demand, and cost-competitive fabrication will be essential to this transition. Automotive, aerospace, and industrial equipment needs to be lighter and kept cool, and fabrication methods need to keep pace with the speed of innovative new designs. 

The Alloy team has created a whole new technology stack from hardware, materials, and software. Their objective is to create a new standard for fabricating complex aluminum components.

“Alloy Enterprises is fundamentally transforming aluminum manufacturing for transportation, much like Carnegie Steel did for railroad, 100 years ago. Now is the time for us to bring scalable additive aluminum manufacturing to mass production and accelerate our society’s ability to electrify everything that moves.”  – Alison Forsyth PHD, Chief Executive Officer

Hear from the CEO, Ali Forsyth

How do they prioritize diversity in the workplace? The leadership and entire team at Alloy has made diversity a pillar for their success and continues to emphasize this as they push to hire more team members. They are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people they hope to serve with their products.

Interested in joining the team? Take a look at their open roles.  

Prizeout

  • Work Policy: In-office/Remote (New York City) 
  • Company Size: 25-50
  • Year Founded: 2019
  • Funding: Series B, $37.5M
  • Tech Stack: React, Node, Python, Postgres

About the company. Prizeout is a first-in-class ad-tech company that works within the gaming, gig-economy, payroll, neobank, and finance industries to turn withdrawals into a growth solution for ecommerce & retail businesses. Operating as a digital cashout marketplace, Prizeout connects brands that are looking to acquire and retain customers with platforms that have users who are looking to withdraw funds. Through its exclusive partnerships, Prizeout offers users unprecedented access to bonus offers on popular and emerging brand favorites, while providing them with a fast, secure and curated experience.

The company was founded in 2019 by David Metz and is headquartered in New York City.

How do they foster diversity? Prizeout is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Their team also fosters diversity by:

  • Expanding recruitment efforts to utilize a variety of sourcing channels to reach many groups of people
  • Women in Leadership, many of their senior positions are filled by female counterparts
  • Collaborating with universities (like Columbia) to connect with students as well as engineering bootcamps (creating opportunities for candidates who come from nontraditional backgrounds)

Hear from their Co-Founder and Chief Partnerships Officer about how their product works. 

What are the professional growth opportunities for technical employees? The company is scaling steadily, but quickly. The result? Engineers who join the team have the opportunity to dive in, take responsibility, and truly grow their career. Interested in joining? Check out their open roles

NAX 

  • Work Policy: Hybrid (Offices across the globe, including Manhattan Beach, Silicon Valley, New York, Tampa, Frankfurt, Munich, and Paris)
  • Company Size: 175-200
  • Year Founded: 2018
  • Funding: Series A, $65M

About the company. NAX (New Asset Exchange) is a leading AI software company that unlocks data sets for corporates and investors to create new growth and shareholder value. They leverage their proprietary platform to rapidly discover products and launch them at scale, creating competitive advantage and outsized growth while solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

What tech stack are they working with? The NAX Software Platform uses Extreme Automation and AI to launch products at unmatched speeds. Their team does that by automating hundreds of capabilities across the entire tech stack:

  • Front End: Generative AI, ReactJS, React Native, Graph QL
  • API Layer: MicroServices with Java, Spring,
  • DBs: Several SQL/No SQL stores
  • Cloud Infra: Kubernetes, AWS / Azure/ GCP
  • Data Engine: Data ingestion, pipelines, transformations
  • ML/AI Engine: ML Ops, ML Models, AI Agents

What’s the team culture like? What sets NAX’s culture apart is the way they create diverse, multidisciplinary teams with a broad spectrum of skills and experiences. Their deliberate approach to reshaping people models and pioneering work methods is what truly distinguishes this team. The team at NAX also encourages employees to stretch beyond their comfort zones and explore various pathways within their organizational framework. Not only do their employees have the opportunity to move to new roles and responsibilities within the company, they also have the option to transition to one of their ventures as well.

Ready to join the team? NAX is always searching for entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists, and business builders to join their team. They provide an innovative culture and the unique opportunity to commercialize corporate-backed, high social impact products alongside the world’s leading corporations. Join them and help build the products and markets of the future. 

Explore NAX’s open positions

 

Absci

  • Work Policy: Onsite, hybrid and remote positions available (Offices in Vancouver, WA & NYC)
  • Company Size: 200-225
  • Year Founded: 2011
  • Funding: Venture, $237.9M

About the company. Absci is a drug creation company harnessing generative AI to create more effective medicines faster and less expensively.

“We’re not just developing AI within biologic drug discovery for the sake of it. We’re really wanting to utilize this to be able to discover new biology.” — Sean McClain, Founder and CEO

Want to learn more? Hear from the CEO and Chief AI Officer: 

What problem are they solving? Most drug discovery approaches today look to existing antibody libraries for incremental improvements. Absci’s zero-shot AI approach designs antibodies without prior learning on the specific target, generating candidates unlike those found in existing databases. Their wet lab can experimentally validate the candidates that work right out of the computer – without the slow and costly step of lead optimization. This potentially reduces the time it takes to get new drug leads into the clinic, while unlocking treatments for traditionally “undruggable” diseases and improved therapeutic possibilities for many others.

What kind of candidate are they looking for? The team at Absci believes that the perfect AI candidate possesses not only solid coding skills but also has hands-on experience in applied research, particularly within areas such as protein design and drug discovery. He shares, “It’s a unique blend that’s hard to come by. Usually, people are either super strong coders without much research experience, or they’re very strong researchers who have forgotten how to code. We’re looking for a rare overlap of skills.” 

Learn more about working on the team. Ready to apply? Check out their open roles!

 

Scale AI

  • Work Policy: Hybrid (Offices in SF and DC). Remote work available.
  • Company Size: 500+
  • Year Founded: 2016
  • Funding: Series E, $602.6M

What problems are they solving? Scale AI’s mission is to accelerate the development of AI applications. The problems they solve span from powering the world’s largest tech companies, to the federal government, to autonomous vehicles, to supply chains. They’re proud to be trusted by leading companies to provide a data-centric, end-to-end solution to manage the entire ML lifecycle. Combining cutting-edge technology with operational excellence, they help teams develop the highest-quality datasets because better data leads to better AI.

About the culture. At Scale, they believe that employee talent and achievements deserve to be met with a supportive community and flexible environment. In the office, their culture of “team flow” means that employees are encouraged to connect during the work day, and also take advantage of fun, after-hours work events. These include game nights, book clubs, and many other employee-led community events. Outside of the office, they offer generous paternal support, as they value the importance of having adequate leave policies in place to promote a healthy home and work life.

Why the tech team loves to work at Scale. Technical employees love working at Scale because they have the opportunity to work on the world’s most difficult and most pressing problems. 

“Nothing in my lifetime has been more palpable than the moment the world met large language models late last year. Now, as the novelty has worn off and their limitations are discovered, the work of gradually iterating on them begins.” –  Abhinav Sharma, Director of Product Design

At Scale, this work is not only their mission, but also a trove of opportunities for employees to tackle issues in the rapidly-evolving world of AI. Beyond the opportunities to face new challenges, employees also take advantage of company-wide hackathons, monthly parties and outings, and a company culture that encourages autonomy, collaboration, and cross-functional partnerships.

 

 

Here at hatch I.T., we’re passionate about helping tech professionals land their next role at a growing startup or small business. If you’re looking for more technical openings at an exciting tech company, check out our collection of technical career opportunities.

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