The 20 Largest NYC Startup Funding Rounds of 2015

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This week, I take a look at the 20 companies that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in New York City this year using some data from our friends at Crunchbase (as of 7/23).   In addition to dollar amount, I have included industry, round, investors in the round, and total capital raised to further the analysis. As I know that all of these companies are hiring, I have also included the number of open positions (747) that are available at each as of the time of this writing, according to their respective websites.   I am hopeful that this will be useful for the job seekers out there and I am sure that the service providers will use this information for their own benefit. Lastly, in order to maintain a focus on conventional tech startups, pharmaceutical and biotech companies were removed from the data as well as the recent WeWork funding.


Quick Findings:

The 20 largest funding rounds in NYC in 2015 total $1.8B   Tweet this
The total funding raised in NYC in 2015 is $5.2B   Tweet this
There have been 476 rounds in NYC in 2015   Tweet this
The top 20 rounds comprise 35% of the total $ amount raised in NYC in 2015   Tweet this
20.8% of the largest startup rounds in NYC in 2015 were for companies founded by at least 1 woman   Tweet this
54% of the largest startup rounds in NYC in 2015 were for companies founded by at least 1 Ivy league graduate Tweet this



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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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