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Jake Horowitz (Co-Founder, Editor-at-large) and Chris Altchek (Co-Founder, CEO)

Location: One World Trade Center is at the heart of the complex rebuilt after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The skyscraper is today the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. It stands 1,776 feet tall, the precise height a reference to the year the American declaration of independence was signed. // onewtc.com

Mic – Rethink the world

Founded in 2011
160 employees
Funding $32M / 4 rounds

Mic is a diverse news and media company that exists to help young people make sense of a rapidly changing world. Mic informs and entertains with original reporting and videos on the issues that will define the future. Mic reaches 65M millennials in the U.S. and 100 million people around the world each month. The company was founded in 2011 by Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz. In 2016, Mic has honed its editorial with breakout stories on the ‘Black Lives Matter’-movement, the 2016 Presidential campaign, and beyond; grown its revenue by over 250%; doubled its employee count. In the year to come, Mic will double down on its video offerings with streaming platforms, substantially expand its newsroom, and continue to grow its advertising business.

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