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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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Funded in the Alley - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of November. Total capital raised in November by US startups was $3.36B. 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 November. Total capital raised in October by New York startups was $420M. I have included some additional...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of October 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 October. Total capital raised in October by US startups was slightly under $3B. 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 October. Total capital raised in October by New York startups approached $500M. I have included some additional...
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#NYCTech - 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...
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#NYCTech - Liquidity tends to be of paramount importance when it comes to both entrepreneurs and venture capitalists making money. However, only a small subset of the startup universe will ever get to the acquisition or IPO stage. Today, I take...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and early stage funding in NYC and nationally over the last three years on a quarterly basis. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of September, 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 September. Total capital raised in September by US startups exceeded $4.6B. 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 September. Total capital raised in September by New York startups exceeded $950M! I have included some additional...
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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...