Startup City: How We Work
By Vivian Henoch, Editor myJewishDetroit
July 31, 2017
Think tech, fast-moving, high-growth, purpose-driven, and that sums up the landscape of Michigan startups now hiring top talent on re:purpose now.
Some fun facts about these companies:
- Collectively, they’ve raised more than $200,000,000 in venture capital and they’re all hiring at a rapid clip in two of the fastest-growing cities in Michigan — Detroit and Ann Arbor
- These companies run the gamut — from consumer eCommerce to B2B SaaS and everything in between. Some hot sectors include fintech (e.g., Benzinga in Detroit), life science/healthcare and security (Duo Security also in Ann Arbor). Higher growth startups include Rocket Fiber that provides gigabit Internet.
- Our team is very familiar with the founders and CEOs of these companies and we’re partnering with them specifically because we believe they’re building purpose-driven companies.
If you’re not from Michigan, or you aren’t familiar with the momentum behind Detroit, this region is a pretty incredible place to be right now.
New brands like Warby Parker, Shinola, Bonobos, and wework have all made big bets on Detroit, there are new lofts and apartments opening every day, and cost of living is among the lowest of all the major tech hubs. Throw in attractions like Eastern Market, Belle Isle, DIA, the River Walk, the Big House, Kerrytown and the Arb, and you won’t be bored — I promise.
Simply put: If you want to be part of the rebirth of a great American city, there’s no better place to live, work and have an impact. This isn’t just something we believe. It’s something we’re betting on by locating our HQ here.
12 startups hiring in Detroit Michigan now
Elevator Pitch: A referral marketing automation platform to help companies of all sizes track and manage referrals.
CEO: Jeff Epstein
Elevator Pitch: Internal business platform that automatically delivers the right information to the right team members at the right time.
Co-F0under and CEO: Jordan Warzecha
Elevator Pitch: Financial news and analysis service providing timely, actionable insights for investors.
CEO: Jason Raznick
Elevator Pitch: Automating dues, finances and fundraising for nonprofits and associations.
Founder and CEO: Vince Thomas
Funding: Acquired BluePay
Elevator Pitch: Manages rental homes for landlords using automation and on-demand labor.
Co-Founder & CEO: Max Nussenbaum
Elevator Pitch: A sales management system that reinforces behaviors that help focus salespeople on closing business.
CEO: Bob Marsh
Elevator Pitch: A pay-as-you-go Smartphone service that rids customers of monthly wireless bills.
Co-Founders: Hunter Rosenblum, Rohith Varanasi
Elevator Pitch: Speed. Service. Detroit. Bringing 1,000x faster Internet and world-class client care to the Motor City.
Co-Founder & COO: Edi Demaj
Elevator Pitch: A Home Service Concierge platform designed to help service pros and consumers search, match, chat, hire and pay.
Founder and CEO: Sandy Kronenberg
Elevator Pitch: Platform for buying and selling authentic sneakers.
CEO: Josh Luber
Elevator Pitch: A digital marketing platform that motivates consumers to react…Quikly.
Co-Founder & CEO: Shawn Geller
Elevator Pitch: Art meets technology for smart and easy marketing tools for small businesses. Enter a phone number and our tech will create an original ad for you in seconds.
CEO: Nathan Labenz
4 Startups Hiring in Ann Arbor, MI
Elevator Pitch: Cloud-based access security provider that protects the fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide.
(em>Founder and CEO: Dug Song
Elevator Pitch: Farm management software designed to help run more efficient, more profitable farms.
Co-Founder and CEO: Jesse Vollmar
Elevator Pitch: Communications intelligence company out to solve communications overload once and for all.
CEO: Guy Suter
Elevator Pitch: Beautiful CRM with real-time feeds, native Android & iOS apps and powerful reporting.