According to data from our friends at Crunchbase, there were 409 acquisitions of New York companies in 2018, up from 354 in 2017. Today, I shine a spotlight on 25 of these notable transactions involving NYC startups that were acquired in during 2018. I have included the acquiree, the acquirer, transaction amount (when available), as well […]
Flatiron Health, the leading cancer research platform and oncology software, has been acquired by Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Roche for $1.9B, marking the largest NYC tech acquisition in history. According to a press release, Flatiron will continue its current business model with the entire team joining Roche. “Roche has been a tremendous partner to us over […]
Since the settlement of New York in the 17th century, the city’s economy has been rooted in commerce. In fact, the thriving beaver population in the region and the immense demand for beaver pelts in Europe led to the creation of the trading colonies in the New World. Over the last 400+ years, trade has […]
Today we speak with Meredith Wood, VP of Content and Editor-in-Chief at Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans. Prior to Fundera, Meredith was the CCO at Funding Gates, an all-in-one receivables platform. Meredith has a long history of serving as an advocate for women in business and tech. As the only female VP on Fundera’s leadership team, Meredith knows first-hand the importance of having women in leadership roles that can lead by example. Sitting at the intersection of two male dominated fields – tech and finance, Meredith is an active columnist for Yahoo!, Fox Business, the SBA, and a number of other publications and she is using this voice to make sure that women have a seat at the table.
An Angel in New York: Jared Hecht As a shooting star in the startup world, Jared Hecht has “always had a proclivity for straying from the common path.” And like a shooting star, Jared has been opening eyes from the very beginning of his young—and rather impressive—career. Armed with a degree in Political Science from […]