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Paul Hennessy (CEO)

Location: The Rubin Museum hosts one of the western world’s largest collections of Himalayan art. It immerses visitors in the culture and art of Tibet and its neighbours. Housed in what was the original Barneys store in Chelsea, the museum is built around the emporium’s famous Art Deco staircase. // rubinmuseum.org

Vroom – Masterfully refurbished cars at no-haggle price

Founded in 2013
550 employees
Funding $218.25M / 5 rounds

Vroom allows you to buy a pre-owned car online from anywhere in the U.S. with an exact, no-haggle price; free shipping nationwide; and a risk-free 7-day money back guarantee. Vroom’s methodology for sourcing inventory is so advanced, based on decades of auto industry experience and leveraging huge amounts of data, that it is able to offer better prices and quality on a wider breadth of makes and models than elsewhere in the traditional industry. Vroom offers only extremely high quality, pre-owned vehicles that have never been in an accident, extensively inspected and refurbished by the auto experts at Vroom’s Dallas and Houston facilities. Offering financing from more than 30 different lenders, Vroom bringing competition into the process for the first time and maximizing affordability. The company is based in New York, Dallas and Houston, also operating the Texas Direct Auto brand.

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