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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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#NYCTech - The summer of 2016 is over and demo day season in NYC is in full swing. Over the last four months, our friends at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator groomed 12 companies in preparation for their demo day this week. These startups,...
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Accelerators - Over the next 14 weeks, our friends at Dreamit will guide 7 EdTech companies through customer introductions, mentorship, and coaching culminating in a two week investor roadshow for their Fall accelerator program. Dreamit has...
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#NYCTech - Over the last 13 weeks, Barclays FinTech Accelerator with Techstars has been grooming 10 companies night and day for demo day under the leadership of Techstars Managing Director Jenny Fielding.  These companies received up to $120K...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of August, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
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Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of August. Total capital raised in August by US startups approached $4.5B. I have included some additional...
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#NYCTech -Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC during the month of August. Total capital raised in August by New York startups exceeded $450M. I have included some additional...
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#NYCTech - Well not exposed but earlier in the week, Inc. Magazine released its annual list of the fastest growing private companies. This year, the list included 270 companies from New York. One component of the list is the annual revenue...
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#NYCTech - Inc. Magazine, released its annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the US recently. The 2016 edition of the Inc. 5000 included 270 companies from New York. Today, I examine the top ten companies from New York that...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of July, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
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Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in US during the month of July. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further the...
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#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC during the month of July. Total capital raised in July approached $400M I have included some additional information as well such as...
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Funding - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in the US this year using some data from our friends at Crunchbase (as of 7/1/16).   In addition to dollar amount, I have included...
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#NYCTech - This week, I take a look at the 10 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 7/1/16).   In addition to dollar amount, I have...
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#NYCTech - This week, we take a look at the state of venture capital and early stage funding in NYC and nationally over the last 17 quarters from the 2nd quarter of 2012 through the second quarter of 2016. Analyzing some publicly available data...
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Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of June. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of June, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...