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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 - Inc. Magazine, released its annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the US recently. The 2015 edition of the Inc. 5000 included 357 companies from New York. Today, I examine the top ten companies from New York that...
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#NYCTech - Here’s our curated list of a few NYC startup events that are coming up this week for your immediate reading pleasure…On Monday evening, join TekServe as they host their inaugural Founder's Panel on scaling your startup –...
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#NYCTech - Here’s our curated list of a few NYC startup events that are coming up this week for your immediate reading pleasure…On Monday evening, join AppNexus as they host the inaugural leadership speaker series with Rodney Mayers,...
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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 (as of 7/23).   In addition to dollar amount, I have included...
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#NYCTech - Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest  rounds in NYC during the month of June. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the...
THE 10 LARGEST ROUNDS IN NYC IN MAY 2015.002
#NYCTech - Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest  rounds in NYC during the month of May. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the...
AlleyWatch May 2015 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 May, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
AlleyWatch April 2015 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 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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#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...
AlleyWatch March 2015 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 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...
AlleyWatch February 2015 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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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...
AlleyWatch October 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 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,...