In recent years traditionally reclusive venture capitalists have come out of the shadows and stepped into the limelight, often via personal blogs.
Larry Cheng of Volition Capital has been tracking the top VC scribes in terms of their monthly unique visitors since 2009.
A number of New York VCs broke into the top ten. Chris Read More
InSiteNY, a local venture capital think tank of sorts, offers a look at early-stage technology investment in New York and Silicon Valley, and its findings confirm several of the buzz phrases floating around Manhattan tech circles.
First up, starting a company just isn’t as expensive as it used to be (a couple years Read More
Amid a nationwide surge in tech-related venture capital activity, New York has new bragging rights over technology industry rival Boston. According to a report from CB Insights, New York has seen more technology venture capital deals and has amassed more venture dollars than its New England rival.
Over the last five quarters, NY Read More
Venture capital giant Accel Partners announced today that it’s setting up a New York office, an indication that it sees a bright future for the New York technology start-up scene.
The move offers hope to Silicon Alley’s scruffy young CEOs. They too can join the pantheon of software greats that Accel has fostered over Read More
Valley to Alley
There were a few stories this morning about the news that Accel Partners, one of the top three venture capital firms in the nation, is opening an outpost in New York.
But by and large there wasn’t much comment from local VCs on the issue, until Lerer Ventures’ Jordan Cooper raised the issue on Read More
Venture capital had another rough year in 2010, as industry fundraising shrank 14 percent to $11.6 billion, compared with 13.5 billion in 2009 and $40 billion in 2007, according to Dow Jones (via TechCrunch). The broader private equity industry also had a tough year, raising 16 percent less than in 2009.
Says Dow Read More
What does a poor startup do when investors are in such a stone-cold frenzy that they’re calling at all hours of the night like the bad guy in Scream, saying “Do you like attractive valuations? I like attractive valuations,” and threatening to bury companies in enormous piles of tech-bubble money?
For founders still paying off Read More
Time for another installment of one of the New York tech scene’s favorite parlor games: “Is New York the Next Big Tech Juggernaut, or Is This a Bubble?, or What?” Today’s episode is brought to you by Crain’s New York Business, in an article titled “New York Tech’s Call: Veni, Vidi, VC.”
The piece Read More
Earlier this year Old Spice premiered an ad campaign in which their spokesman replied in real time to users Twitter comments.
The partners and portfolio companies from First Round Capital, which has a strong presence in New York, are recreating that act to send out their holiday greetings.
“Hello Internet denizens, how are you this Read More
Canaan Partners — a multibillion-dollar VC firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Israel and India — has opened a new office in New York.
“We’ve been investing in New York City since 1997 when we first backed DoubleClick. We continue to invest actively in this area, with nine new investments in the past several years,” Read More