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.
- 2u (fka 2tor)
- Buddy Media (update – acquired for $698M by Salesforce on 6/4/12)
- Chloe & Isabel
- Collective Media
- Everyday Health
- Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)
- Gilt Groupe
- Indeed (update – acquired on 9/25/12 for $750M+)
- Intent Media
- Major League Gaming
- Makerbot (update – acquired on 6/19/13 for $403M+)
- Moda Operandi
- OMGPOP (update – acquired for $180M by Zynga on 3/21/12)
- On Deck Capital
- Rent The Runway
- Return Path
- Stack Exchange (aka Stackoverflow)
- Tremor Video
- Tumblr (update – acquired by Yahoo on 5/19/13 for $1.1B)
- Undertone Networks
- Vibrant Media
- Warby Parker
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.
see also, #NYTM New York Tech Meet-up full list: http://nytm.org/made
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Seamless — While we’ve been around much longer than most of these startups I think we still deserve to be listed
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Great list. More updates – 2Tor rebranded as 2U. Tumblr and Makerbot got bought.