Top NYC Tech Companies

When I ask people about the NYC startup scene, most people can only rattle off a short list of startups, typically it’s Foursquare, Tumblr, Etsy, Gilt Groupe and Kickstarter. Those are all great companies but there are at least 60 additional tech companies in NYC that I think will have a substantial exit (in the next few years) and you should be aware of them.

  1. 1010data
  2. 10gen
  3. 2u (fka 2tor)
  4. Aereo
  5. Appnexus
  6. Arkadium
  8. Birchbox
  10. Bonobos
  11. Boxee
  12. Buddy Media (update – acquired for $698M by Salesforce on 6/4/12)
  13. Buzzfeed
  14. Chloe & Isabel
  15. Collective Media
  16. Comixology
  17. DoubleVerify
  18. Enterproid
  19. Etsy
  20. Everyday Health
  22. Fancy
  23. Foursquare
  24. Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)
  25. Gilt Groupe
  26. HowAboutWe
  27. ideeli
  28. Indeed (update – acquired on 9/25/12 for $750M+)
  29. Intent Media
  30. Kaltura
  31. Kickstarter
  32. Knewton
  33. Learnvest
  34. Lot18
  35. Major League Gaming
  36. Makerbot (update – acquired on 6/19/13 for $403M+)
  37. Medialets
  38. MediaMath
  39. Media6Degrees
  40. Meetup
  41. MOAT
  42. Moda Operandi
  43. Newscred
  44. Offerpop
  45. OMGPOP (update – acquired for $180M by Zynga on 3/21/12)
  46. On Deck Capital
  47. OpenSky
  48. Outbrain
  49. Quirky
  50. Rent The Runway
  51. Return Path
  52. SailThru
  53. SecondMarket
  54. Shapeways
  55. Stack Exchange (aka Stackoverflow)
  56. SumAll
  57. Tapad
  58. TheLadders
  59. Thrillist
  60. Tremor Video
  61. Tumblr (update – acquired by Yahoo on 5/19/13 for $1.1B)
  62. Undertone Networks
  63. Unified
  64. Vibrant Media
  65. Warby Parker
  66. Yext
  67. Yodle
  68. Zocdoc

There are ~600 NYC startups that have raised VC funding in last two years (per CBInsights). I wanted to keep the list closer to 50 but as you can see it is beyond 60 at this point. If there are any obvious breakout startups that I missed, please let me know.

NYC hasn’t had a large IPO ($1B+ valuation and/or raised $100M+ at IPO) in the last 10 years, yes, isn’t that shocking?! Assuming the stock market stays steady, I can see at least 10 of these startups mentioned above going IPO in the next few years.

Disclosure: This list of companies was put together based on insights gathered during conversations with VCs and other players who are an active part of the NYC startup scene. In addition, I used the following sites for research: LinkedIn, CBInsights (a NYC startup), Crunchbase, Compete, Quantcast and Made in NY.

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