The April 2015 NYC Venture Capital and Angel Funding Report

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AlleyWatch April 2015 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.002

Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of April, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Angel/Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+).


1 Minute Takeaway:
The overall funding was up 42% in NYC in April from March levels   While early stage funding doubled with 21 deals in NYC, Series A funding is where much of the growth took place which was largely influenced by Oscar’s mega round.   Series A funding in aggregate rose nationally as well 68%.  Series B activity nationally hit the $1B+ mark and increased over 50% in NYC during April.   Following March decreases, later stage activity (C+rounds) took another hit from March levels in April and were down in aggregate 34% nationally with a slight downtick in NYC activity.  Overall, NYC startups a total of $673 billion in April – a health way to start the second quarter of 2015.




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About the author: Reza Chowdhury

Reza Chowdhury is the CEO and Founder of AlleyWatch, the largest media property focused on the NYC tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also the Founder of New York Startup Lab, a software development firm with a specific focus on early stage companies. Previously, Reza was involved with several entrepreneurial ventures and began his career as securities trader on Wall Street. Recognized as a global thought leader, Reza has been named one of the 100 most influential people in NYC Tech by TechWeek on multiple occasions and is a NYC Venture Fellow, a world-class, year-long fellowship program designed to help high-potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures. Reza routinely speaks on the global startup ecosystem and is an advisor to advisor to SD Asia and Dublin Globe, two organizations that are fostering the growth of local entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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