These NYC Startups Raised the 20 Largest Funding Rounds in 2016

These NYC Startups Raised the 20 Largest Funding Rounds in 2016

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This week, I take a look at the 20 NYC startups that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in New York City in 2016 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included industry, round, and investors in the round to further the analysis. Lastly, in order to maintain a focus on conventional tech-enabled startups, pharmaceutical and biotech were removed from the data.


Quick Findings:

The 20 largest funding rounds in NYC in 2016 total over $1.8B   Tweet this
The total funding raised in NYC in 2016 was over $6B  Tweet this
The top 20 rounds comprise 32% of the total $ amount raised in NYC in 2016   Tweet this
12.5% of the largest startup rounds in NYC in 2016 were for companies founded by at least 1 woman   Tweet this
25% of the largest startup rounds in NYC in 2016 were for companies with a single founder  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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