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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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NYC Funding April 2017
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of April, 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 April.  I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, location of the startup,...
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#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in New York during the month of April.  I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, investors in the round, and...
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#NYCTech -Today, I take a look at the 15 largest Series C startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, year of...
These 10 Startups Raised the Most Capital in Q1 of 2017.001
Funding - Today I take a look at the 10 Largest Funding Rounds of the first quarter of 2017 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.  To further the analysis, I have included the funding round, location and industry of the company, date...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 largest Series B startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type,...
AlleyWatch March 2017 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Analysis.001
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of March, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
NYC Startups Most Capital q1 2017.002
#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 8 NYC startup largest rounds during the first quarter of 2017. I have included some additional information as well such as industry, date of funding, and...
10 largest startup funding march 2017.001
Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US for March 2017. I have included some additional information as well such as round type, industry, location, investors in the round,...
10 nyc startups raised amount capital march 2017.002
#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in New York during the month of March.  I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, investors in the round, and...
10 largest series a nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 largest Series A startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type,...
10 largest seed startups nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 largest seed startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type, year...
15 largest edtech startups nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 15 largest EdTech startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type, year...
15 largest enterprise startups nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 15 largest Enteprrise startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type,...
15 largest healthcare startups nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 15 largest HealthTech startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type,...
Peak Pitch
#NYCTech - Recently I had the pleasure of attending Peak Pitch at Hunter Mountain. Now in its 11th year, the event, hosted by Primary Venture Partners, is a day-long gathering of entrepreneurs coupled with many of the prominent investors in the...