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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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15 largest adtech startup nyc rounds history.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 15 largest AdTech startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type, year...
The 11 Most Funded Startups To Help You Find Love This Valentine's Day.002
Apps - Today, in honor of Valentine's Day Singles Awareness Day I take a look at the 11 startups that have raised the most amount of funding since their launches in the dating space, using some publicly available data from our friends...
TRUTH BETWEEN FUNDING WOMEN updated.004
#NYCTech - Today, I take an updated look at the numbers behind female-founded companies and their respective place in the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem in New York and compare the progress from my original piece on this topic from the Fall...
An Analysis of Funding and Exits for NYC Founders Based on Where They Went to School.002
#NYCTech - Since the financial meltdown, nearly every university has been championing entrepreneurship as the job market dwindled and these academic institutions needed an alternative fast for their students come graduation day. Entrepreneurship...
AlleyWatch January 2017 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Analysis.001
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of January, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
The 10 Largest US Startup Funding Rounds of January 2017.001
Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US for January 2017. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and investors in the round, to further the...
10 nyc startups raised amount capital january 2017.002
#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in New York during the month of January. Early indications are that it was a stellar month for startup funding in the city as just the aggregate...
the 10 most funded startups founded by women in nyc.002
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 startups in NYC that have raised the most amount of equity funding since their launches that have at least one woman on the founding team, using some data from our friends at CrunchBase. I have...
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#NYCTech - The New York Digital Health Accelerator recently held its demo day for its fourth batch of HealthTech startups in NYC after an intense five-month program. During the program, six growth-stage companies worked with a number of world...
Acquirers of NYC Startups.003
#NYCTech - Recently, I took a look at 20 NYC Startup Acquisitions in 2016. In following through with the theme of acquisitions, today I examine some historical data surrounding acquisitions of New York-based startups from our friends at...
2016 NYC STARTUP ACQUISITIONS.002
#NYCTech - According to data from our friends at Crunchbase, there were 238 acquisitions of New York companies in 2016. Today, I shine a spotlight on 20 notable 2016 NYC startup acquisitions. I have included the acquiree, the acquirer,...
The NYC Venture Capital Year in Review_2016.001
#NYCTech - Today, we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during 2016, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for...
The 15 Largest Ecommerce Startup Fundings in US in 2016.002
Funding - Today, I take a look at the 15 companies that have raised the largest ecommerce startup funding rounds in the US in 2016 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of round,...
era winter 2017 nyc.002
#NYCTech - A new year and a new class! Our friends at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator unveiled its latest class, its 12th for those counting, for the four month accelerator program this week. A total of 12 companies were vetted and...
US healthtech Startups Most Capital 2016.002
Funding - Today, I take a look at the 15 companies that have raised the largest healthtech startup funding rounds in the US in 2016 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of...
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Enterprise - Today, I take a look at the 15 companies that have raised the largest enterprise startup funding rounds in the US in 2016 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of...