© Saskia Uppenkamp
Caren Maio (Co-Founder, CEO) and Mike O’Toole (Co-Founder, CTO)

Location: Birch Coffee has outposts across the city, and a loyal following for its strong coffees and friendly baristas. Birch prides itself on the quality of its beans, which are roasted on Long Island. No time to leave your desk? Order a delivery of Birch’s famous cold brew. // birchcoffee.com

Nestio – Powering the real estate industry

Real Estate Technology
Founded in 2011
40 employees
Funding $11.92M / 4 Rounds

Caren Maio and Mike O’Toole started Nestio because they believed that renting apartments should be easy. They spent thousands of hours talking to key industry players to discover the root problem as to why the rental experience was so inefficient. Rental listings were often wrong, missing information or outdated because the industry was relying on legacy technology. This resulted in a terrible experience and wasted time and money for everyone involved. In 2013, Caren and Mike built a product to change that, enabling everyone in the industry to manage and communicate information in real-time. Nestio enables real estate professionals to manage inventory, track leads and deals, advertise listings and access performance analytics – all from one system. Today, Nestio employs over 40 people, has raised nearly $12 million in venture capital, and their SaaS platform is being utilized by some of the most well known real estate companies throughout the country.

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