You don’t make Business Insider’s Top 20 under-25 list without being a serious mover and shaker on the New York tech scene. Alex Taub is the mastermind behind SocialRank, launched two years ago, which helps companies understand their social media followers. It gives them three key metrics about their followers on Twitter and Instagram, including "most valuable", "most engaged", and "best followers". With a tech mind and business acumen, it’s no surprise Taub previously led business development and partnerships for online integration at payments startup Dwolla, as well as Aviary, another startup that provided a photo-editing API for web and mobile devices, later acquired by Adobe.
Taub set up SocialRank alongside cofounder and CTO of SocialRank, who previously led the tech side of the API platform at Dwolla. As a pundit, Taub shares his observations and big ideas on a popular blog, Alex’s Tech Thoughts, and contributes articles to Fast Company, The New York Observer, and many other publications. He’s also an adviser for Vaizra Investments, a seed stage VC fund.