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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 - Over the next four months, our friends at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator will groom 12 companies night and day for demo day later this year for its latest class that was announced this week. These startups, the Summer 2016...
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#NYCTech - Today, I 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 data from our friends at CrunchBase, I break down the national aggregate statistics for all...
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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 May. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further...
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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 May. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further the...
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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 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 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 - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC during the month of April. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further...
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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 16 quarters from the 2nd quarter of 2012 through the first quarter of 2016. Analyzing some publicly available data...
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#NYCTech - Over the last four months, our friends at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator have been grooming 11 companies night and day for demo day this week.  These 11 companies received $40K in investment, mentorship from over 200 industry...
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#NYCTech - Columbia University is just about to finish the second class of its accelerator program focused on NYC student entrepreneurs, Almaworks. Demo day tomorrow will cap off the two month program for the 8 companies that were vetted...
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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 first quarter of 2016. I have included some additional information such as industry and investors in the round, to further the...
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#NYCTech -   Food-X, the food-focused accelerator based in the city, recently announced its spring class for its fourteen-week program. A total of 10 companies were vetted and selected to receive $20K in investment, $30K convertible note at...
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#NYCTech - Today, I 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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#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC during the month of March. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further...
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#NYCTech - Here’s our curated list of a few NYC startup events for this week.On Tuesday evening, the MIT Enterprise Forum NYC hosts award winning journalist Malcom Gay for a fireside chat - A Fireside Chat with Author Malcolm Gay at...
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Startups - 2016 and once again, the tech world just descended on Austin to participate in one of the largest tech events on the planet – SXSW Interactive. The buzz this year at the festival was focused on anything VR. All over Austin, we’d...