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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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THE 10 LARGEST ROUNDS IN NYC IN JANUARY 2016.002
#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in NYC during the month of January. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further...
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#NYCTech - In following yesterday’s piece on the 13 Unicorns in NYC, today I take a deeper dive into the composition of these startups as well as some trends in the NYC unicorn universe. We break down our data to a few key segments that...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 13 active companies that have post money valuations exceeding $1B in New York City as a result of their last round using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.  In addition to dollar amount of the...
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Op-ED -  Today, we take a comical look at some of the happenings in the startup industry through a fictitious letter which may all be too true.Dear investor,Thank you for your recent financing in our startup. I am looking...
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#NYCTech - The New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA), a program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City and the New York eHealth Collaborative, is wrapping up its five month program today with presentations at its annual demo day...
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#NYCTech - So you're looking to build a unicorn and become the next billionaire in NYC?   Today, we decided to take a look today at some of the key statistics surrounding billionaires in New York City. We we tapped our friends at Wealth-X...
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#NYCTech - Last week, to kick off the new year, our friends at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator unveiled its latest class for its four month program accelerator program. A total of 11 companies were vetted and selected to receive $40K in...
NYC HealthTech Startups Most Capital 2015.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest healthtech startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type...
NYC Fintech Startups Most Capital 2015.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest fintech startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of...
NYC Fashion Startups Most Capital 2015.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest fashion startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of...
NYC Ecommerce Startups Most Capital 2015.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest ecommerce startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type...
NYC Education Startups Most Capital 2015.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest education startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type...
NYC Advertising Startups Most Capital 2015.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest  advertising startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type...
The 2015 NYC  Venture Capital  Analysis.002
#NYCTech - Yesterday, I provided some cold, hard numbers into what transpired in the startup funding world last year both in New York and nationally - The NYC Venture Capital Year in Review: 2015.Today, I’ll delve into an analysis of the...
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#NYCTech - Today, we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during 2015, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for...
AlleyWatch December 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 December, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...