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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 was recently named as one of the 100 most influential people in NYC Tech by TechWeek and is a 2015 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 - This week, we take a look at the state of venture capital and early stage funding in NYC and nationally over the last 12 quarters from the 2nd quarter of 2012 through the first quarter of 2015. Analyzing some publicly available data...
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#NYCTech - Today, we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of March, 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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Accelerators - Every year, the tech world descends on Austin to participate in one of the hottest tech meets on the planet: SXSW. And one of the most anticipated events of the festival is the SXSW Accelerator startup competition. The program is a...
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#NYCTech - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of February, 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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Op-ED - Over the last several months, our team has been taking a close look at other ecosystems as we contemplate expansion beyond our New York roots. As part of our research, we are chronicling some of our experiences as we have been...
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#NYCTech - Today we 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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#NYCTech - Authors note: At the suggestion of someone whom I have a lot respect for, I've furthered the analysis to include startups with women-only founding teams.  This addition further accentuates the disparities in the funding...
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#NYCTech - This week, I take a look at the 20 companies that have raised the largest startup funding rounds in New York City this year using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included industry,...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 25 startups in NYC that have raised the most amount of funding since their launches, using some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase. I have included some additional information as well,...
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#NYCTech - Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we’ve broken down the 10 largest Series C+ rounds of all time in NYC. I have included some additional information as well, such as year of funding, industry,...
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#NYCTech - This week, we take a look at the state of adverting technology venture capital and early stage funding in NYC, from 2011 to 2014. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down national and NYC...
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#NYCTech - Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest Series A rounds of all time in NYC. I have included some additional information as well, such as year of funding, industry,...
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#NYCTech - Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest seed rounds of all time in NYC. I have included some additional information as well, such as year of funding, industry, investors...
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Advertising - Over a billion dollars was invested in New York City Startups in Q1 of 2014.  $1,255,579,433 to be exact.  Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we take a look at the verticals and sectors this...
AlleyWatch January 2014 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.001
#NYCTech - Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of February, 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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Advice - Through the course of my work at New York Startup Lab, I have had the privilege of interacting on a regular basis with early stage entrepreneurs who are looking to get their projects off the ground with a little help from our company....