© Saskia Uppenkamp
Kellee Khalil (Founder, CEO)

Location: Buttercup Bake Shop has been offering old fashioned sweet treats since 1999. Its mouth-watering menu combines old favourites like red velvet and classic vanilla with a modern take on cupcakes: they have their own version of the famous Hummingbird bakery’s carrot cake using a banana and pineapple base. Grab their recipe book and try making your own! // buttercupbakeshop.com

Lover.ly – Meet your virtual wedding planner™

Founded in 2012
8 employees
Funding $7M / 3 rounds

Lover.ly is a digital destination that has helped plan and inspire weddings for over hundreds of thousands of brides, all of which have been oh-so-special! In just a few years, they’ve become the most sought-after source for all things “I Do,” serving up expert advice, inspiration, product recommendations, celebrity insider scoops, and fashion & beauty hacks that modern couples, bridal parties and wedding guests can use to stay organized and in-the-know. They’re also the first-ever, app-based Virtual Wedding Planner, offering perfect, flat-fee wedding planning packages and round-the-clock support for couples looking for extra help with their big day.

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