© Saskia Uppenkamp
Josh Nicholson (Chief Marketing and Product Officer) and Alberto Pepe (CEO and Co-founder)

Location: Shake Shack started as a hot dog stand in Madison Square Park. After two summers serving lines of hungry customers, it became a permanent fixture in 2004. Now part of a successful chain, the original ‘shack’ still draws huge crowds with burgers, shakes and beer in beautiful outdoor surroundings. // shakeshack.com

Authorea – Accelerating discovery through online collaboration

Founded in 2013
10 employees
Funding $2.25M / 2 rounds

It has been said that in order to cure cancer, we must first cure cancer research. Authorea is improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: scientific communication. Authorea’s mission is to reinvent the scientific article – the main vehicle of scientific dissemination – that hasn’t changed in format and scope since the birth of the scientific method. They are bringing the power of the modern web to a 400-year-old process in order to make research more open, collaborative, accessible, transparent and data-driven. In scientific terms, Authorea is a paradigm shift.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.