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The Anatomy of a NYC Unicorn

 
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In following yesterday’s piece on the 13 Unicorns in NYC, today I take a deeper dive into the composition of these startups as well as some trends in the NYC unicorn universe. We break down our data to a few key segments that include funding, industry, capital efficiency, valuation, and team.

This list was compiled from data retrieved on 1/20/16 from our friends at CrunchBase and does not include companies that underwent liquidity events (acquisitions or IPOs). Educational data was extrapolated from publicly available sources including LinkedIn and Wikipedia.To keep the focus on traditional tech-enabled startups, real estate companies were excluded from this analysis

 

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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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