These are the 5 Most Active NYC Venture Capital Firms in 2016


Today, I took the time to scour through some data from our friends at CrunchBase to isolate the most active New York City venture capital firms that are investing in the largest number of deals (this analysis is not based on dollar amounts) across all stages of the venture cycle. Hopefully, as you seek out your next round, this will be a handy guide to know where the dollars are pouring in from in the NYC ecosystem. Included for each firm is the number of investments made in 2016 YTD, total funds raised, and the companies that the venture firms have invested in this year.


While examining the data, it is important to keep the following in mind as these factors do have an impact on the data:.

  • The data is current of 10/11/16.
  • Only NYC venture capital firms were considered for this analysis. This does not include data from NYC accelerator programs.
  • Only venture firms with their headquarters in NYC were considered.
  • The number of investments reflects total firm investments and not just companies in NYC.
  • Click here for a full list of venture capital firms in NYC.
  • Investments from investment banks and other non-venture firms were not included.


See how this data compares to last year’s numbers.

About the author: Reza Chowdhury

Recognized as a global thought leader in the startup ecosystem, Reza Chowdhury offers more than 15 years experience in emerging technology, which he brings to AlleyWatch as CEO and Founder. Through the course of his career, Reza has had the privilege of working to drive businesses from conception to eventual exit by deploying the acumen gained in his previous roles. His latest professional endeavors have allowed him to work very closely with thriving global technology and startup ecosystem.

Reza is also the founder of New York Startup Lab, which brings technology and knowledge based solutions to the entrepreneurial community with a specific focus on early stage companies. He began his career as securities trader on Wall Street.

Reza is often a featured international speaker, moderator, and judge at numerous events on technology and global entrepreneurship and was a featured presenter at the first Facebook Developer Garage in NYC. Both Reza and the companies he has been involved with have received accolades and recognition from prominent organizations including the fbFund. Reza was has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in NYC Tech by TechWeek on several occasions and is a NYC Venture Fellow, a world-class, year-long fellowship program designed to help high-potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures.

Reza is also an advisor to SD Asia and Dublin Globe, two organizations that are fostering the growth of local entrepreneurial ecosystems as well as an Mentor to the Grameenphone Accelerator.

Reza holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Georgetown University and completed his bachelors in Economics at the University at Albany. Reza has also completed certification programs in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Oxford University as well as International Business at New York University.

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