As you may have seen, Forbes published the Cloud 100 , here is their description: Forbes Cloud 100 recognizes the best and brightest of the cloud. Compiled with the help of partners Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, the list tracks candidates by operating metrics such as revenue and funding, with the help of 25 of their public cloud CEO peers.
Out of the 100 companies, 13 are based in NYC, specifically in Manhattan, see images below. One of the great things about the startup scene in NYC is the density of companies, these companies are all in walking distance, less that 4 miles separates the most northern company to the the southern company. I highlighted the density aspect in a previous post when looking at the locations of Fortune 500 companies (spoiler alert, 42 are based in Manhattan).
Startups (& VCs) have realized the sales opportunity that NYC provides and we are going to see an acceleration of SaaS companies being built here.