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#SiliconAlley Venture CoFounder Talks #NYCTech

#SiliconAlley Venture CoFounder Talks #NYCTech

Having worked in both Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley, RRE Ventures Co-founder Jim Robinson knows how each city works. Using that knowledge, he told Forbes that the customs of the two coasts, will never meet. Robinson said that the next major media public company will likely come from NYC since [Full Story…]

NYC Ranks Second in Tech Acquisitions for 2012

NYC Ranks Second in Tech Acquisitions for 2012

According to a recent report by PrivCo., 100 mergers and acquisitions occurred for privately held tech companies in the city in 2012. These acquisitions added up to $8.3 Billion, leaving NY in second place after Silicon Valley. The Valley has 226 deals that accounted for $21.5 Billion. PrivCo's [Full Story…]

More Outsiders Turn to NYC Startups

More Outsiders Turn to NYC Startups

With companies like Seamless Web and FourSquare constantly expanding, NY has become a more popular destination for those wanting to create start ups, according to Crains New York. Lisa Winning, an Australian who came to NY in 2011 to start HeTexted.com is just one of the many who have done so to try [Full Story…]

NY Tech Scene has the Advantage of Chance

NY Tech Scene has the Advantage of Chance

NY may be an even better place to start a tech company than Silicon Valley, according to Quartz. They claim that although a company started in the Valley is expected to have around 40 times greater value because it takes higher risks, startups in NY have the advantage of chance. There is a greater [Full Story…]

#NY Tech Scene Still Can’t Compare to Silicon Valley

#NY Tech Scene Still Can't Compare to Silicon Valley

According to My Crains New York, although NY has a future in tech, the gap between it and Silicon Valley is still as wide as ever.  Although there are as many as 40 Silicon Valley tech startups that are valued at more than $1 billion, NY has none. There are only seven NY startups valued at more than [Full Story…]

NY Startups are catching up to #SiliconValley

NY Startups are catching up to #SiliconValley

The rapidly emerging NYC tech scene, is often compared to Silicon Valley and Venture Beat writer Hadley Harris did just that in a recent post. NY has seen a 32 percent growth in Venture Capital deals from 2007-2011 and tech related jobs have increased 28.7 percent since 2007, but the tech scene [Full Story…]

2013 Will Be Big for NY Startups

2013 Will Be Big for NY Startups

Some observers are predicting a bubble burst for the NY Tech scene in 2013. But Forbes disagrees. Comparisons between NY and Silicon Valley aren’t valid—NY is “fresh ecosystem” that teams investment professionals with tech entrepreneurs. A report from CB Insights shows that more companies are [Full Story…]

Touby and David Clash Over #NYTech’s Future

Touby and David Clash Over #NYTech's Future

The increasing number of thriving startups and tech firms are boosting NY into the number two technology spot after Silicon Valley, according to WNYC. Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's New Tech City hosted a debate on the sustainability of NY's tech boom. Greg David, formerly of Crain's New York [Full Story…]

#SiliconAlley Cool vs #SiliconValley Nerds

#SiliconAlley Cool vs #SiliconValley Nerds

As NY's tech and startup industry continues to grow, it is becoming more confident about being compared to Silicon Valley. NY founders are taking pride in the differences between the culture of the two cities. According to paidContent, founder of Tumblr David Karp said, "The west is about making [Full Story…]

More Startups Choosing NY over Silicon Valley

More Startups Choosing NY over Silicon Valley

In the past few years, a growing number of startups have seen NY as a viable alternative to Silicon Valley. This increase is fueled by the rise of several prominent startups, including Foursquare and Kickstarter; the arrival of venture-backed accelerator programs to help young startups get off the [Full Story…]

Sabala Compares SF and NY Tech Scenes

Sabala Compares SF and NY Tech Scenes

Aubrey Sabala, Marketing and Communications officer for Sailthru, a NY-based behavioral communications company, wrote an article for TechCrunch last week about her decision to migrate from Silicon Valley to NY. She moved because in Silicon Valley, she writes, "Technology *IS* the industry," in [Full Story…]

500 Startups Hosts Semi-Annual Demo Day in NY

500 Startups Hosts Semi-Annual Demo Day in NY

Recently, 500 Startups hosted its semi-annual demo day in the New York Institute of Technology auditorium. 500 Startups gives early-stage companies around the world funding anywhere from $10,000 to $250,000 in terms of seed investments, and also helps the young companies "figure out Silicon Valley," [Full Story…]

A Look at Why Tech Startups Keep Coming to NY

A Look at Why Tech Startups Keep Coming to NY

NY has made its name as a prime destination for tech startups, as the The Wall Street Journal recently reported on why star up companies are attracted to the most expensive city in the United States, instead of setting up shop in a cheaper location, like Kansas. Rohan Deuskar is one example of a [Full Story…]

THIRTEEN to Air NY Tech Economy Special on June 26

THIRTEEN to Air NY Tech Economy Special on June 26

"MetroFocus: The Tech Economy" is a TV special from MetroFocus that examines NY's plan to oust Silicon Valley as the leader in the new tech economy in the U.S. Highlights of the special will include a look inside Google, an interview with head of the NYCEDC Seth Pinsky, a special report by The New [Full Story…]

Cornell Aims to Make NY a Global Tech Hub

Cornell Aims to Make NY a Global Tech Hub

The new CornellNYC Tech applied sciences center planned for Roosevelt Island is  hoping to train entrepreneurs and tech savvy individuals to help make NY a top tech center , according to The Associated Press.  The new campus,slotted for a $2 billion budget, is a partnership between the [Full Story…]