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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 edtech startups nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 15 largest EdTech 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...
15 largest enterprise startups nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 15 largest Enteprrise 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,...
15 largest healthcare startups nyc history funding rounds.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 15 largest HealthTech 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,...
Peak Pitch
#NYCTech - Recently I had the pleasure of attending Peak Pitch at Hunter Mountain. Now in its 11th year, the event, hosted by Primary Venture Partners, is a day-long gathering of entrepreneurs coupled with many of the prominent investors in the...
10 largest startup funding february 2017.001
Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US for February 2017. I have included some additional information as well such as industry, location, investors in the round, and total...
AlleyWatch February 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 February, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
20 largest fintech nyc history.003
#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 20 largest FinTech 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,...
10 nyc startups raised amount capital february 2017.001
#NYCTech - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in New York during the month of February. Early indications are that it was a very poor for month for startup funding in the city as just the...
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...