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INTRODUCTION TO
THE NEW YORK CITY
TECH
COMMUNITY
RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY
Steve Schlafman (@schlaf)
Principal
RRE Ventures
Published: December 8nd 2013
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“You can resist an invading
army; you cannot resist an
idea whose time has come.”
-Victor Hugo
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BIRTHPLACE OF THE
AMERICAN DREAM
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HOME TO BIG INDUSTRIES
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Global Trade Textiles & Fashion Advertising
Law
Modern Finance Modern Real Estate
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A NEW ERA IS HERE
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NYC TECH UNCOVERED
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• Welcome………………07
• Ecosystem…………….10
• Macro Trends………….11
• Startups………………..20
• Investors……………….33
• Places………………….43
• NYC Gov………………50
• Education………...……56
• Service Providers……..60
• Big Companies………..70
• News & Community…..79
• Tips & Advice………..100
• Final thought…..…….104
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• I do not know everything about NYC tech
• I did not purposefully make omissions
• I could not include every person and biz
• I am not an academic or graphic designer
DISCLAIMERS
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ABOUT ME
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• Principal, RRE Ventures
• Raised in Boston but love NYC
• @schlaf
• schlafnotes.tumblr.com
• linkedin.com/in/schlaf
• My values: Responsive, transparent,
honest / candid, consistent, hard
working, modest
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WHY I LOVE NYC TECH
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How is it possible for a Bostonian to deeply love this
community?
• Welcoming: People new to tech can integrate quickly
• Collaborative: Continuous sharing of ideas, networks, deals, etc.
• Open: The community is accessible via Meetups, Twitter, and blogs
• Meritocracy: Great ideas, execution and hustle leads to progress
• Diverse: Many large industries in town but tech touches every one
• Innovative: Advancements from corporations, startups and makers
• Family: My friends here are from work, Twitter and events
• Driven: 24x7 work ethic to build something meaningful and
valuable
RRE VENTURES
• Established 1994
• Most active early stage firm in NYC for nearly two decades
• Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
• Sectors: SAAS, Fin Tech, Commerce / Marketplaces, Consumer Mobile
Services, Hardware, Ad Tech
• Mix of investing and operational expertise
• Support platform with unique access to Fortune 500
RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY
Stuart
Ellman
James
Robinson
James
Robinson III
Will
Porteous
Eric
Wiesen
Adam
Ludwin
Tom
Loverro
Steve
Schlafman
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THE NYC ECOSYSTEM
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Startups + Founders
Partners (Biz Dev, M&A)
1. Tech Platforms
2. Ad Agencies
3. Media Companies
4. Fashion & Retail
5. Investment Banks
6. Music Labels
7. Sports Leagues
8. CPG Conglomerates
Talent
1. Engineers
2. Designers
3. Business Operators
4. Generalists
Beneficiaries
1. Consumers / Users
2. Corporations / CTOs
3. Small Businesses
4. Limited Partners
Resource Providers
1. Financial Capital
-Angels
-Accelerators
-VCs
-Crowdfunding
2. Education
-Universities
-Tech Education
3. Professional Services
-Legal
-Accounting
-Development
-Design
-Real Estate
-Recruiting
-Public Relations
Environmental: 1. NY State and NYC Government, 2. Global, Domestic and Regional
Market Conditions, 3. City Infrastructure, 4. Culture & Social Fabric
Community
1. News & Information
2. Meetups / Events
3. Twitter / Blogosphere
4. Landmarks & Hangouts
THE BIG PICTURE
MACRO TRENDS
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$8B INVESTED IN 1,205
DEALS SINCE ‘09
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Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
DOLLAR SHARE BY
STAGE
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Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights 13
DEAL VOLUME BY
STAGE
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Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
10 YEARS OF JOB
GROWTH VS THE U.S.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Mountain Economics LLC
NYC JOB AND WAGE
TRENDS 2007-2012
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Mountain Economics LLC
NYC SHARE OF US
LABOR MARKET
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Mountain Economics LLC
EXIT ACTIVITY HAS
PICKED UP
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Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
NYC’S LARGEST EXITS
SINCE 2009
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$1,100
$745
$570
$500 $494
$403 $400
$339 $315
$230
$-
$200
$400
$600
$800
$1,000
$1,200
Tumblr Buddy
Media
Shutterstock Ascend
Health
Tremor
Video
Makerbot Admeld FX Alliance Huff Post Schoolnet
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Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
THE CORE
FOUNDERS & STARTUPS
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Tech + [ ]
…publishing
…advertising
…commerce
…healthcare
…finance
…fashion
…small business
…education
…mobile
NYC STARTUPS
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NYC has
1. Entrepreneurial Culture (risk
taking, overcoming adversity,
24x7 work ethic, creativity,
innovation, competitive)
2. Engineering + Creative Talent
(universities, large tech
companies, agencies, design
shops)
3. Billions in advertising spend
4. Proximity to capital (big banks,
hedge funds, VCs, angels)
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• Content startups are still getting funded
• SAAS and Health Tech appear to be the fastest
growing categories in 2012 and 2013
• Hardware is the new category in 2013 and it is worth
watching in 2014
• Ed Tech and Ad Tech seem to have cooled off a bit in
2013
• Commerce remains a core strength of NYC and shows
no signs of slowing down
• Social + consumer apps still a strength but not as “hot”
as 2011 and 2012
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
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NOTABLE FOUNDERS
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• Perry Chen, Kickstarter
• John Borthwick, Betaworks
• Ben Lerer, Thrillist
• Scott Heiferman, Meetup
• Chris Poole, 4chan
• Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus
• Mike Lazerow, Buddy Media
• Arianna Huffington, Huff Po
• Georg Petschnigg, FiftyThree
• Jared & Steve, GroupMe
• Dennis &Naveen, Foursquare
• Katia and Hayley, Birchbox
• Zach Smith, Codecademy
• Bre Pettis, Makerbot
• Joel Spolsky, StackEx
• Jason Goldberg, Fab
• Matt Meeker, Bark Co.
• Neil Capel, Sailthru
• David Karp, Tumblr
• Dave & Neil, WarbyParker
• Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed
• Raul Gutierrez, Tinybop
• Barry Silbert, SecondMarket
• Evan Korth, HackNY
• Rachael Sklar, The List
• Cyrus Massoumi, ZocDoc
• David Eisenberg, Floored
• Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe
• Pierre Valadre, Sunrise
• Nick Denton, Gawker
• Tina Roth Eisenberg, SwissMiss
• Lee Hoffman, Memoir
• Ayah Bdeir, Littlebits
• Zach Weinberg, Flatiron Health
• Noah Brier, Percolate
• Scott Belsky, Behance 23
CONTENT
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COMMERCE
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CONSUMER
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HARDWARE
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ED TECH
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AD TECH
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B2B
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FINTECH
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HEALTH TECH
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THE MONEY
ANGELS & VCs
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firstgrowthvn.com
• 1251 Avenue of the Americas
• No investment; no ownership %
• One “vintage” per year
• Exec Committee: Ed Zimmerman, Mark
Kesslen and a dozen VCs
dreamitventures.com
• 555 8th Avenue
• Up to $25,000; 6% common stock
• One 3-month class: May 2014
• Partners: Mark Wachen, Michael
Levinson, David Bookspan
techstars.com
• 36 Cooper Square
• $118K, 6-10% common stock +
optional note
• Every 9 months: March 2014
• Partners: Alex Iskold, Nicole Glaros
eranyc.com
• 214 W 29th Street
• $40,000; 8% common stock
• Two 4-month classes: Jan & June 2014
• Partners: Murat Aktihanoglu, Jonathan
Axelrod, Charlie Kemper
ACCELERATORS
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blueprinthealth.org
• 483 Broadway
• $20,000 cash, 6% common stock
• Twice per year: winter / summer 2014
• Exec Committee: Brad Weinberg (MD),
Mat Farkash
nycseed.com
• 137 Varick Street
• $20,000, 5% common stock
• Twice per year: winter / spring 2014
• Partners: Owen Davis, Brian Malkerson
angelpad.org
• Cooper Square
• Not disclosed
• First class slated for 2014
• Partners: Thomas Korte
fintechinnovationlab.com
• Location varies by class
• No investment; no ownership %
• One 12 week class each summer
• Partners: Partnership Fund for NYC
and many VCs
ACCELERATORS
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nytimes.com/timespace
• 620 8th Avenue
• No investment; no ownership %
• One class per year: summer 2014
• Exec Committee: Geoffrey Isenman
rgaaccelerator.com
• 350 West 39th Street
• $120K, ~6-10% common stock
• First class: Jan 2014
• Partners: Calvin Chu
kaplanedtechaccelerator.
com
• 395 Hudson Street
• $20K, ~5% common stock
• One class per year: Summer 2014
• Partners: Thomas Korte
Others to Note: The Daily News Innovation Lab, Pearson Catalyst, Socratic Labs,
Startl, Workbench, CFDA Incubator (Fashion), Pratt Design, Valuestream Labs,
AccelFoods, Local Food Lab, NY Digital Health Accelerator, PILOT Health Tech
NYC, Startup Health Academy, Welltech Funding
ACCELERATORS
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INCUBATORS
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NOTABLE VCs + ANGELS
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Angels
• Gary Vanyerchuk
• Esther Dyson
• Mike Lazerow
• Joanne Wilson
• Kal Vepuri
• David Lerner
• Jerry Neuman
• Jared Hecht
• Scott Belsky
• Josh Stylman
Bain Ventures
• Matt Harris
Bessemer
• Jeremy Levine
• Bob Goodman
Betaworks
• Nick Chirls
Bowery Capital
• Mike Brown
Bloomberg Beta
• Karin Klein
Box Group
• David Tisch
• Adam Rothenberg
Brooklyn Bridge
• Charlie O’Donnell
Collaborative Fund
• Craig Shapiro
Firstmark Capital
• Rick Heitzman
• Amish Jani
• Larry Lenihan
First Round Capital
• Howard Morgan
• Chris Fralic
• Phin Banes
Flybridge
• Matt Witheiler
Founder Collective
• Micah Rosenbloom
Greycroft
• Alan Patricof
• Ian Sigalow
• Bo Peabody
Highline Venture Partners
• Shana Fisher
Highpeaks
• Brad Svrluga
• Ben Sun
IA Ventures
• Roger Ehrenberg
Redswan
• Andy Dunn
• David Eisenberg
RTP
• Kirill Sheynkman
Softbank
• Jody Levy
• Joe Medved
Spark Capital
• Mo Koyfman
Lerer Ventures
• Eric Hippeau
• Ben & Ken Lerer
Quotidian Ventures
• Pedro Torres Picon
• Rick Webb
Thrive Capital
• Josh Kushner
Union Square Ventures
• Fred Wilson
• Andy Weissman
Venrock
• David Pakman 38
SEED FUNDS
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VC FUNDS
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STRATEGIC VCs
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RECOMMENDED READS
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NYC
• Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures: avc.com
• Chris Dixon, A16Z: cdixon.org
• Phin Barnes, First Round Capital: sneakerheadvc.com
• Charlie O’Donnell, Brooklyn Bridge: thisisgoingtobebig.com
• Jordan Cooper, Lerer Ventures: jordancooper.wordpress.com
• Andy Weissman, Union Square Ventures: blog.aweissman.com
• Albert Wegner, Union Square Ventures: Continuations.com
• Roger Ehrenberg, IA Ventures: informationarbitrage.com
Other
• Mark Suster, Upfront: bothsidesofthetable.com
• Hunter Walk, Homebrew: hunterwalk.com
• Tom Tunguz, Redpoint: tomtunguz.com
• David Skok, Matrix: forentrepreneurs.com
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THE LANDSCAPE
OFFICES & HANGOUTS
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Silicon Alley
BETAWORKS
MANY VCs GENERAL
ASSEMBLY
FOURSQUARE
THRILLIST
ZOCDOC
TECHSTARS
MORE VCs
NYU
AOL /
FACEBOOK
GOOGLE
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Brooklyn
NAVY YARD
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METRO
TECH
MADE IN NYC MAP
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http://mappedinny.com/ 46
STARTUP GENOME
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http://www.startupgenome.co/ 47
• City Bakery
• Siggy’s Good Food
• Kava Coffee
• Ace Hotel
• Brooklyn Roasters
• Lure Fishbar
• Eataly
• Parm
• Studiomates
• Café Gitane
• Shake Shack
• Ground Support
• Friend of a Farmer
• Washington Sq. Park
THE HANGOUTS
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• The Grey Dog
• Coffee Shop
• Balthzar
• La Colombe
• Saturdays
• Tom & Jerry’s
• TBSP
• Café Select
• The Wren
• Peels
• Think Coffee
• Wichcraft
• Soho House
• Joe Coffee
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NYC
• WeWork Labs
• Projective Space
• Wix Lounge
• Grind Spaces
• Fueled Collective
• New Work City
• The Yard
• In Good Company
• Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
• Friends of Ebay
• Neuhouse
Brooklyn
• Studiomates
• The Alley
• Secret Clubhouse
• NYU Poly Incubator
• NYC Resistor Make Space
COWORKING
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Source: http://www.nycedc.com/service/incubators-workspaces
THE GOVERNMENT
KEY PLAYERS & POLICY
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NYC DIGITAL
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Michael Bloomberg
Mayor
Rachel Haot
Chief Digital Officer
Kyle Kimball
NYCEDC
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Bill De Blasio
Mayor-elect
De Blasio’s Tech Plan
1. Make NYC the most wired city in the world
2. Increase the pool of engineering talent available in NYC
3. Retool city government to become a modern enterprise
4. Improve STEM education
5. Advocate for immigration reform
Source: NYC.gov under Bloomberg administration (2012)
NYC DIGITAL ROADMAP*
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NYC EDC
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http://www.nycedc.com/
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TAKE THE HELM
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http://www.takethehelmnyc.com/
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MADE IN NY
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http://wearemadeinny.com/
THE FUTURE
EDUCATION & SCHOOLS
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OLD SCHOOLS
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NEW SCHOOLS
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CORNELL TECHNION
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Timeline
2014: Initial groundbreaking
2017: Cornell Tech moves in
2037: Completion of all
academic and campus
buildings
The Numbers
8 state of the art buildings
2.2m sq ft of new development
$2B in private capital
2.5 acres of new public
greenspace
http://tech.cornell.edu/ 59
THE HELPERS
SERVICE & SUPPORT
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NON-PROFITS
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• Venture For America
• Techies Give Back
• Hack NY
• Coder Dojo
• Girl Develop It
• Skill Crush
• Girls Who Code
• Coder Dojo
• Coalition For Queens
• Blue Ridge Foundation
• Non-profit Tech Meetup
• Data Kind
• NY Tech Meetup
NOTABLE AGENCIES
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• Black Rose
• Charming Robot
• Red Antler
• Consigliere
• Bureau Blank
• Hard Candy Shell
• Big Spaceship
• Pentagram
• Partners In Spade
• Undercurrent
• IDEO
• Droga5
• Wolff Olins
• R/GA
• Night Agency
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DEVELOPMENT SHOPS
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• Fueled
• Happy Fun Corp
• Firehawk Creative
• Touchlab
• NYC Dev Shop
• Startup Giraffe
• Elm City Labs
• Sourcebits
• Eastmedia
• Apollomatrix
• Pivotal Labs
• Blue Whale
• Two Toasters
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TALENT AGENCIES
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• William Morris
• IMG
• ICM
• Roc Nation Sports
• Creative Artists
Agency
• United Talent
Agency
• Ford Models
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PR FIRMS
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• Small Girls PR
• Brew Media Relations
• Astersk PR
• Horn Group
• LaunchSquad
• Bold PR
• Full Picture
• Mario Ruiz PR
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
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Accounting
• Deloitte
• KPMG
• PWC
• E&Y
• WithumSmith
• Schwartz & Co.
• Eisner Amper
• Marks Paneth
Legal
• Cooley
• Lowenstein Sandler
• Gunderson
• Goodwin Procter
• Wilson Sonsini
• WilmerHale
• DLA Piper
• The Forefront
Real Estate
• CBRE
• Newmark
• Jones Lang LaSalle
• Cassidy Turley
• Jack Petrie
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DESIGN SERVICES
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https://www.homepolish.com/ 67
MERCHANDISE
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https://www.startupthreads.com/ 68
SERVICES CONCIERGE
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http://fundedbuy.com/ 69
THE BIG BOYS
PUBLIC COMPANIES +
STRATEGIC PARTNERS
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PUBLIC TECH
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BIG MEDIA
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MEDIA BUYING
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• OMD
• Media Kitchen
• Mediacom
• Universal Mccann
• Starcom Mediavest
• phd
• mec
• Mindshare
• Zenithmedia
• MPG
• Carat
• Initiative
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FASHION + RETAIL
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BIG BANKS
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Music
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SPORTS
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PACKAGED GOODS
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THE PULSE
INFO + COMMUNITY
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TECH NEWS + INFO
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DESIGNER NEWS
HACKER NEWS
THE TECH BEAT
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Jordan Crook
TechCrunch
Erin Griffith
PandoDaily
Jordan Valinsky
Betabeat
Sam Biddle
Gawker
Alyson Shontell
Business Insider
Ben Popper
The Verge
Jenna Wortham
NY Times
Nitasha Tiku
Gawker
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WE ARE NY TECH
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http://wearenytech.com/ 82
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INSIDE STARTUPS
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http://www.insidestartups.org/
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CRUNCHBASE
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http://www.crunchbase.com/
EVENT NEWSLETTERS
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This Is Going To Be Big
Curator: Charlie O’Donnell
Link: http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/
Gary’s Guide
Curator: Gary Sharma
Link http://www.garysguide.com/events
JOB BOARDS
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Christina Cacioppo’s Job Board
http://www.christinacacioppo.com/jobs
Every VC’s website
Gary’s Guide
Link http://www.garysguide.com/events
Inside Startups
Link: http://www.insidestartups.org
NY TECH MEET UP
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http://nytm.org/ 87
WOMEN IN TECH
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http://www.meetup.com/NYTechWomen/ 88
NYETM
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http://nyetm.com/ 89
DATADRIVEN
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http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Data-Business-Meetup/ 90
NYCVC
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http://nycvc.org/ 91
NYC HARDWARE
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http://www.meetup.com/NY-Hardware-Start-up/ 92
ARTS ED TECH
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http://www.artsedtechnyc.com/ 93
CREATIVE MORNINGS
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http://creativemornings.com/ 94
LIKEMIND
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http://likemind.us/ 95
STARTUP WEEKEND
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http://startupweekend.org/ 96
LEAN STARTUP MACHINE
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https://www.leanstartupmachine.com/ 97
AND DOZENS OF
OTHER MEET UPS
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https://www.meetup.com/
CONFERENCES
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• BrooklynBeta
• TC Disrupt NYC
• Business Insider Ignition
• Social Media Week
• The Feast
• NYU ITP Spring Show
• 99U by Behance
• Uncubed NYC
• Finnovate
• ad:tech New York
• APPNATION
• Internet Week
• Venture Crush
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THE ADVICE
TIPS TO BREAK IN
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• What am I passionate about?
• How can I make an impact?
• What environments do I thrive in?
• What part of the community best matches my
passions and skills?
• How do I best hone these skills and
communicate them to others?
• What companies excite me?
• Who do I admire professionally and why?
LOOK IN THE MIRROR
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Content by Sam Teller, Launchpad LA 101
• Sign up for event newsletters
• Attend meetups, happy hours, panels and classes
• Learn how to code / design
• Check out hackathons
• Test and evangelize apps and products built in NYC
• Get coffee with interesting people you meet
• Be useful – make intros, give feedback, help people
you meet, keep an open mind
• Blog about your experiences and adventures
• Engage on social media
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
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Content by Sam Teller, Launchpad LA 102
• Think everyone knows something you don’t
• Be afraid to ask for help, guidance, and intros
• Hesitate to offer whatever it is that you do best
• Get discouraged
DON’T
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ONE LAST THOUGHT
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The NYC Tech ecosystem is reshaping the city’s
industrial footprint and economy. This shift is
largely driven by the thousands of visionary
founders that are taking risks and building products
that actually serve the needs of people. The
companies here have enabled us to express
ourselves more creatively, save time at work, find
places and people more easily, and do thousands
of other things better. All this really matters
because the community is helping to improve
quality of life for millions of people both here and
globally.
RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY
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THANK YOU
RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECHCOMMUNITY
• Taylor Davidson, KBS+P
• Haytham Elhawary, Zahn Center
• Mat Farkash, Blueprint Health
• Nicola Korzenko, Lerer Ventures
• Dan Love, Columbia MBA
• Tom Loverro, Kane Hsieh, RRE Ventures
• Amrit Richmond, Collaborative Fund
• Adam Rothenberg, The Box Group
• Sam Teller, Launchpad LA
106
HAVE FUN EXPLORING
+
GOOD LUCK
RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY
Steve Schlafman (@schlaf)
Principal
RRE Ventures
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The Guide to NYC Tech

  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK CITY TECH COMMUNITY RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY Steve Schlafman (@schlaf) Principal RRE Ventures Published: December 8nd 2013
  • 2. 1 “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” -Victor Hugo RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY
  • 3. 2 BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY
  • 4. 3 HOME TO BIG INDUSTRIES RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Global Trade Textiles & Fashion Advertising Law Modern Finance Modern Real Estate
  • 5. 4 A NEW ERA IS HERE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY
  • 6. NYC TECH UNCOVERED RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • Welcome………………07 • Ecosystem…………….10 • Macro Trends………….11 • Startups………………..20 • Investors……………….33 • Places………………….43 • NYC Gov………………50 • Education………...……56 • Service Providers……..60 • Big Companies………..70 • News & Community…..79 • Tips & Advice………..100 • Final thought…..…….104 5
  • 7. • I do not know everything about NYC tech • I did not purposefully make omissions • I could not include every person and biz • I am not an academic or graphic designer DISCLAIMERS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 6
  • 8. ABOUT ME RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • Principal, RRE Ventures • Raised in Boston but love NYC • @schlaf • schlafnotes.tumblr.com • linkedin.com/in/schlaf • My values: Responsive, transparent, honest / candid, consistent, hard working, modest 7
  • 9. 8 WHY I LOVE NYC TECH RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY How is it possible for a Bostonian to deeply love this community? • Welcoming: People new to tech can integrate quickly • Collaborative: Continuous sharing of ideas, networks, deals, etc. • Open: The community is accessible via Meetups, Twitter, and blogs • Meritocracy: Great ideas, execution and hustle leads to progress • Diverse: Many large industries in town but tech touches every one • Innovative: Advancements from corporations, startups and makers • Family: My friends here are from work, Twitter and events • Driven: 24x7 work ethic to build something meaningful and valuable
  • 10. RRE VENTURES • Established 1994 • Most active early stage firm in NYC for nearly two decades • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B • Sectors: SAAS, Fin Tech, Commerce / Marketplaces, Consumer Mobile Services, Hardware, Ad Tech • Mix of investing and operational expertise • Support platform with unique access to Fortune 500 RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Stuart Ellman James Robinson James Robinson III Will Porteous Eric Wiesen Adam Ludwin Tom Loverro Steve Schlafman 9
  • 11. THE NYC ECOSYSTEM RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 10 Startups + Founders Partners (Biz Dev, M&A) 1. Tech Platforms 2. Ad Agencies 3. Media Companies 4. Fashion & Retail 5. Investment Banks 6. Music Labels 7. Sports Leagues 8. CPG Conglomerates Talent 1. Engineers 2. Designers 3. Business Operators 4. Generalists Beneficiaries 1. Consumers / Users 2. Corporations / CTOs 3. Small Businesses 4. Limited Partners Resource Providers 1. Financial Capital -Angels -Accelerators -VCs -Crowdfunding 2. Education -Universities -Tech Education 3. Professional Services -Legal -Accounting -Development -Design -Real Estate -Recruiting -Public Relations Environmental: 1. NY State and NYC Government, 2. Global, Domestic and Regional Market Conditions, 3. City Infrastructure, 4. Culture & Social Fabric Community 1. News & Information 2. Meetups / Events 3. Twitter / Blogosphere 4. Landmarks & Hangouts
  • 12. THE BIG PICTURE MACRO TRENDS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 11
  • 13. $8B INVESTED IN 1,205 DEALS SINCE ‘09 RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 12 Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
  • 14. DOLLAR SHARE BY STAGE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights 13
  • 15. DEAL VOLUME BY STAGE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 14 Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
  • 16. 10 YEARS OF JOB GROWTH VS THE U.S. RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 15 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Mountain Economics LLC
  • 17. NYC JOB AND WAGE TRENDS 2007-2012 RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 16 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Mountain Economics LLC
  • 18. NYC SHARE OF US LABOR MARKET RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 17 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Mountain Economics LLC
  • 19. EXIT ACTIVITY HAS PICKED UP RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 18 Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
  • 20. NYC’S LARGEST EXITS SINCE 2009 RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY $1,100 $745 $570 $500 $494 $403 $400 $339 $315 $230 $- $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000 $1,200 Tumblr Buddy Media Shutterstock Ascend Health Tremor Video Makerbot Admeld FX Alliance Huff Post Schoolnet 19 Source: New York Venture Capital Almanac Fall 2013 by Orrick, SVB, CB Insights
  • 21. THE CORE FOUNDERS & STARTUPS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 20
  • 22. Tech + [ ] …publishing …advertising …commerce …healthcare …finance …fashion …small business …education …mobile NYC STARTUPS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY NYC has 1. Entrepreneurial Culture (risk taking, overcoming adversity, 24x7 work ethic, creativity, innovation, competitive) 2. Engineering + Creative Talent (universities, large tech companies, agencies, design shops) 3. Billions in advertising spend 4. Proximity to capital (big banks, hedge funds, VCs, angels) 21
  • 23. • Content startups are still getting funded • SAAS and Health Tech appear to be the fastest growing categories in 2012 and 2013 • Hardware is the new category in 2013 and it is worth watching in 2014 • Ed Tech and Ad Tech seem to have cooled off a bit in 2013 • Commerce remains a core strength of NYC and shows no signs of slowing down • Social + consumer apps still a strength but not as “hot” as 2011 and 2012 GENERAL OBSERVATIONS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 22
  • 24. NOTABLE FOUNDERS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • Perry Chen, Kickstarter • John Borthwick, Betaworks • Ben Lerer, Thrillist • Scott Heiferman, Meetup • Chris Poole, 4chan • Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus • Mike Lazerow, Buddy Media • Arianna Huffington, Huff Po • Georg Petschnigg, FiftyThree • Jared & Steve, GroupMe • Dennis &Naveen, Foursquare • Katia and Hayley, Birchbox • Zach Smith, Codecademy • Bre Pettis, Makerbot • Joel Spolsky, StackEx • Jason Goldberg, Fab • Matt Meeker, Bark Co. • Neil Capel, Sailthru • David Karp, Tumblr • Dave & Neil, WarbyParker • Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed • Raul Gutierrez, Tinybop • Barry Silbert, SecondMarket • Evan Korth, HackNY • Rachael Sklar, The List • Cyrus Massoumi, ZocDoc • David Eisenberg, Floored • Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe • Pierre Valadre, Sunrise • Nick Denton, Gawker • Tina Roth Eisenberg, SwissMiss • Lee Hoffman, Memoir • Ayah Bdeir, Littlebits • Zach Weinberg, Flatiron Health • Noah Brier, Percolate • Scott Belsky, Behance 23
  • 25. CONTENT RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 24
  • 26. COMMERCE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 25
  • 27. CONSUMER RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 26
  • 28. HARDWARE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 27
  • 29. ED TECH RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 28
  • 30. AD TECH RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 29
  • 31. B2B RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 30
  • 32. RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY FINTECH 31
  • 33. RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY HEALTH TECH 32
  • 34. THE MONEY ANGELS & VCs RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 33
  • 35. firstgrowthvn.com • 1251 Avenue of the Americas • No investment; no ownership % • One “vintage” per year • Exec Committee: Ed Zimmerman, Mark Kesslen and a dozen VCs dreamitventures.com • 555 8th Avenue • Up to $25,000; 6% common stock • One 3-month class: May 2014 • Partners: Mark Wachen, Michael Levinson, David Bookspan techstars.com • 36 Cooper Square • $118K, 6-10% common stock + optional note • Every 9 months: March 2014 • Partners: Alex Iskold, Nicole Glaros eranyc.com • 214 W 29th Street • $40,000; 8% common stock • Two 4-month classes: Jan & June 2014 • Partners: Murat Aktihanoglu, Jonathan Axelrod, Charlie Kemper ACCELERATORS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 34
  • 36. blueprinthealth.org • 483 Broadway • $20,000 cash, 6% common stock • Twice per year: winter / summer 2014 • Exec Committee: Brad Weinberg (MD), Mat Farkash nycseed.com • 137 Varick Street • $20,000, 5% common stock • Twice per year: winter / spring 2014 • Partners: Owen Davis, Brian Malkerson angelpad.org • Cooper Square • Not disclosed • First class slated for 2014 • Partners: Thomas Korte fintechinnovationlab.com • Location varies by class • No investment; no ownership % • One 12 week class each summer • Partners: Partnership Fund for NYC and many VCs ACCELERATORS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 35
  • 37. nytimes.com/timespace • 620 8th Avenue • No investment; no ownership % • One class per year: summer 2014 • Exec Committee: Geoffrey Isenman rgaaccelerator.com • 350 West 39th Street • $120K, ~6-10% common stock • First class: Jan 2014 • Partners: Calvin Chu kaplanedtechaccelerator. com • 395 Hudson Street • $20K, ~5% common stock • One class per year: Summer 2014 • Partners: Thomas Korte Others to Note: The Daily News Innovation Lab, Pearson Catalyst, Socratic Labs, Startl, Workbench, CFDA Incubator (Fashion), Pratt Design, Valuestream Labs, AccelFoods, Local Food Lab, NY Digital Health Accelerator, PILOT Health Tech NYC, Startup Health Academy, Welltech Funding ACCELERATORS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 36
  • 38. INCUBATORS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 37
  • 39. NOTABLE VCs + ANGELS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Angels • Gary Vanyerchuk • Esther Dyson • Mike Lazerow • Joanne Wilson • Kal Vepuri • David Lerner • Jerry Neuman • Jared Hecht • Scott Belsky • Josh Stylman Bain Ventures • Matt Harris Bessemer • Jeremy Levine • Bob Goodman Betaworks • Nick Chirls Bowery Capital • Mike Brown Bloomberg Beta • Karin Klein Box Group • David Tisch • Adam Rothenberg Brooklyn Bridge • Charlie O’Donnell Collaborative Fund • Craig Shapiro Firstmark Capital • Rick Heitzman • Amish Jani • Larry Lenihan First Round Capital • Howard Morgan • Chris Fralic • Phin Banes Flybridge • Matt Witheiler Founder Collective • Micah Rosenbloom Greycroft • Alan Patricof • Ian Sigalow • Bo Peabody Highline Venture Partners • Shana Fisher Highpeaks • Brad Svrluga • Ben Sun IA Ventures • Roger Ehrenberg Redswan • Andy Dunn • David Eisenberg RTP • Kirill Sheynkman Softbank • Jody Levy • Joe Medved Spark Capital • Mo Koyfman Lerer Ventures • Eric Hippeau • Ben & Ken Lerer Quotidian Ventures • Pedro Torres Picon • Rick Webb Thrive Capital • Josh Kushner Union Square Ventures • Fred Wilson • Andy Weissman Venrock • David Pakman 38
  • 40. SEED FUNDS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 39
  • 41. VC FUNDS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 40
  • 42. STRATEGIC VCs RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 41
  • 43. RECOMMENDED READS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY NYC • Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures: avc.com • Chris Dixon, A16Z: cdixon.org • Phin Barnes, First Round Capital: sneakerheadvc.com • Charlie O’Donnell, Brooklyn Bridge: thisisgoingtobebig.com • Jordan Cooper, Lerer Ventures: jordancooper.wordpress.com • Andy Weissman, Union Square Ventures: blog.aweissman.com • Albert Wegner, Union Square Ventures: Continuations.com • Roger Ehrenberg, IA Ventures: informationarbitrage.com Other • Mark Suster, Upfront: bothsidesofthetable.com • Hunter Walk, Homebrew: hunterwalk.com • Tom Tunguz, Redpoint: tomtunguz.com • David Skok, Matrix: forentrepreneurs.com 42
  • 44. THE LANDSCAPE OFFICES & HANGOUTS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 43
  • 45. Silicon Alley BETAWORKS MANY VCs GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURSQUARE THRILLIST ZOCDOC TECHSTARS MORE VCs NYU AOL / FACEBOOK GOOGLE 44
  • 47. MADE IN NYC MAP RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://mappedinny.com/ 46
  • 48. STARTUP GENOME RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.startupgenome.co/ 47
  • 49. • City Bakery • Siggy’s Good Food • Kava Coffee • Ace Hotel • Brooklyn Roasters • Lure Fishbar • Eataly • Parm • Studiomates • Café Gitane • Shake Shack • Ground Support • Friend of a Farmer • Washington Sq. Park THE HANGOUTS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • The Grey Dog • Coffee Shop • Balthzar • La Colombe • Saturdays • Tom & Jerry’s • TBSP • Café Select • The Wren • Peels • Think Coffee • Wichcraft • Soho House • Joe Coffee 48
  • 50. NYC • WeWork Labs • Projective Space • Wix Lounge • Grind Spaces • Fueled Collective • New Work City • The Yard • In Good Company • Center for Social Innovation (CSI) • Friends of Ebay • Neuhouse Brooklyn • Studiomates • The Alley • Secret Clubhouse • NYU Poly Incubator • NYC Resistor Make Space COWORKING RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 49 Source: http://www.nycedc.com/service/incubators-workspaces
  • 51. THE GOVERNMENT KEY PLAYERS & POLICY RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 50
  • 52. NYC DIGITAL RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Michael Bloomberg Mayor Rachel Haot Chief Digital Officer Kyle Kimball NYCEDC 51 Bill De Blasio Mayor-elect De Blasio’s Tech Plan 1. Make NYC the most wired city in the world 2. Increase the pool of engineering talent available in NYC 3. Retool city government to become a modern enterprise 4. Improve STEM education 5. Advocate for immigration reform
  • 53. Source: NYC.gov under Bloomberg administration (2012) NYC DIGITAL ROADMAP* RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 52
  • 54. 53 NYC EDC RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.nycedc.com/
  • 55. 54 TAKE THE HELM RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.takethehelmnyc.com/
  • 56. 55 MADE IN NY RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY http://wearemadeinny.com/
  • 57. THE FUTURE EDUCATION & SCHOOLS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 56
  • 58. OLD SCHOOLS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY 57
  • 59. NEW SCHOOLS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY 58
  • 60. CORNELL TECHNION RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Timeline 2014: Initial groundbreaking 2017: Cornell Tech moves in 2037: Completion of all academic and campus buildings The Numbers 8 state of the art buildings 2.2m sq ft of new development $2B in private capital 2.5 acres of new public greenspace http://tech.cornell.edu/ 59
  • 61. THE HELPERS SERVICE & SUPPORT RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 60
  • 62. NON-PROFITS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 61 • Venture For America • Techies Give Back • Hack NY • Coder Dojo • Girl Develop It • Skill Crush • Girls Who Code • Coder Dojo • Coalition For Queens • Blue Ridge Foundation • Non-profit Tech Meetup • Data Kind • NY Tech Meetup
  • 63. NOTABLE AGENCIES RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • Black Rose • Charming Robot • Red Antler • Consigliere • Bureau Blank • Hard Candy Shell • Big Spaceship • Pentagram • Partners In Spade • Undercurrent • IDEO • Droga5 • Wolff Olins • R/GA • Night Agency 62
  • 64. DEVELOPMENT SHOPS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • Fueled • Happy Fun Corp • Firehawk Creative • Touchlab • NYC Dev Shop • Startup Giraffe • Elm City Labs • Sourcebits • Eastmedia • Apollomatrix • Pivotal Labs • Blue Whale • Two Toasters 63
  • 65. TALENT AGENCIES RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • William Morris • IMG • ICM • Roc Nation Sports • Creative Artists Agency • United Talent Agency • Ford Models 64
  • 66. PR FIRMS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • Small Girls PR • Brew Media Relations • Astersk PR • Horn Group • LaunchSquad • Bold PR • Full Picture • Mario Ruiz PR 65
  • 67. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY Accounting • Deloitte • KPMG • PWC • E&Y • WithumSmith • Schwartz & Co. • Eisner Amper • Marks Paneth Legal • Cooley • Lowenstein Sandler • Gunderson • Goodwin Procter • Wilson Sonsini • WilmerHale • DLA Piper • The Forefront Real Estate • CBRE • Newmark • Jones Lang LaSalle • Cassidy Turley • Jack Petrie 66
  • 68. DESIGN SERVICES RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY https://www.homepolish.com/ 67
  • 69. MERCHANDISE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY https://www.startupthreads.com/ 68
  • 70. SERVICES CONCIERGE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY http://fundedbuy.com/ 69
  • 71. THE BIG BOYS PUBLIC COMPANIES + STRATEGIC PARTNERS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 70
  • 72. PUBLIC TECH RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 71
  • 73. BIG MEDIA RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY 72
  • 74. MEDIA BUYING RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • OMD • Media Kitchen • Mediacom • Universal Mccann • Starcom Mediavest • phd • mec • Mindshare • Zenithmedia • MPG • Carat • Initiative 73
  • 75. FASHION + RETAIL RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 74
  • 76. BIG BANKS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY 75
  • 77. Music RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 76
  • 78. SPORTS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY 77
  • 79. PACKAGED GOODS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY 78
  • 80. THE PULSE INFO + COMMUNITY RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 79
  • 81. TECH NEWS + INFO RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 80 DESIGNER NEWS HACKER NEWS
  • 82. THE TECH BEAT RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Jordan Crook TechCrunch Erin Griffith PandoDaily Jordan Valinsky Betabeat Sam Biddle Gawker Alyson Shontell Business Insider Ben Popper The Verge Jenna Wortham NY Times Nitasha Tiku Gawker 81
  • 83. WE ARE NY TECH RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://wearenytech.com/ 82
  • 84. 83 INSIDE STARTUPS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.insidestartups.org/
  • 85. 84 CRUNCHBASE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.crunchbase.com/
  • 86. EVENT NEWSLETTERS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 85 This Is Going To Be Big Curator: Charlie O’Donnell Link: http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/ Gary’s Guide Curator: Gary Sharma Link http://www.garysguide.com/events
  • 87. JOB BOARDS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 86 Christina Cacioppo’s Job Board http://www.christinacacioppo.com/jobs Every VC’s website Gary’s Guide Link http://www.garysguide.com/events Inside Startups Link: http://www.insidestartups.org
  • 88. NY TECH MEET UP RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://nytm.org/ 87
  • 89. WOMEN IN TECH RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.meetup.com/NYTechWomen/ 88
  • 90. NYETM RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://nyetm.com/ 89
  • 91. DATADRIVEN RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Data-Business-Meetup/ 90
  • 92. NYCVC RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://nycvc.org/ 91
  • 93. NYC HARDWARE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.meetup.com/NY-Hardware-Start-up/ 92
  • 94. ARTS ED TECH RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://www.artsedtechnyc.com/ 93
  • 95. CREATIVE MORNINGS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://creativemornings.com/ 94
  • 96. LIKEMIND RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://likemind.us/ 95
  • 97. STARTUP WEEKEND RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY http://startupweekend.org/ 96
  • 98. LEAN STARTUP MACHINE RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY https://www.leanstartupmachine.com/ 97
  • 99. AND DOZENS OF OTHER MEET UPS RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 98 https://www.meetup.com/
  • 100. CONFERENCES RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY • BrooklynBeta • TC Disrupt NYC • Business Insider Ignition • Social Media Week • The Feast • NYU ITP Spring Show • 99U by Behance • Uncubed NYC • Finnovate • ad:tech New York • APPNATION • Internet Week • Venture Crush 99
  • 101. THE ADVICE TIPS TO BREAK IN RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 100
  • 102. • What am I passionate about? • How can I make an impact? • What environments do I thrive in? • What part of the community best matches my passions and skills? • How do I best hone these skills and communicate them to others? • What companies excite me? • Who do I admire professionally and why? LOOK IN THE MIRROR RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Content by Sam Teller, Launchpad LA 101
  • 103. • Sign up for event newsletters • Attend meetups, happy hours, panels and classes • Learn how to code / design • Check out hackathons • Test and evangelize apps and products built in NYC • Get coffee with interesting people you meet • Be useful – make intros, give feedback, help people you meet, keep an open mind • Blog about your experiences and adventures • Engage on social media HOW TO GET INVOLVED RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Content by Sam Teller, Launchpad LA 102
  • 104. • Think everyone knows something you don’t • Be afraid to ask for help, guidance, and intros • Hesitate to offer whatever it is that you do best • Get discouraged DON’T RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY Content by Sam Teller, Launchpad LA 103
  • 105. ONE LAST THOUGHT RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 104
  • 106. The NYC Tech ecosystem is reshaping the city’s industrial footprint and economy. This shift is largely driven by the thousands of visionary founders that are taking risks and building products that actually serve the needs of people. The companies here have enabled us to express ourselves more creatively, save time at work, find places and people more easily, and do thousands of other things better. All this really matters because the community is helping to improve quality of life for millions of people both here and globally. RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECH COMMUNITY 105
  • 107. THANK YOU RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC TECHCOMMUNITY • Taylor Davidson, KBS+P • Haytham Elhawary, Zahn Center • Mat Farkash, Blueprint Health • Nicola Korzenko, Lerer Ventures • Dan Love, Columbia MBA • Tom Loverro, Kane Hsieh, RRE Ventures • Amrit Richmond, Collaborative Fund • Adam Rothenberg, The Box Group • Sam Teller, Launchpad LA 106
  • 108. HAVE FUN EXPLORING + GOOD LUCK RRE VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE NYC STARTUP COMMUNITY Steve Schlafman (@schlaf) Principal RRE Ventures 107

Editor's Notes

  1. 2ND largest engine of NYC economy supporting 262 jobs Job growth from 2007 to 2012 was 4% while rest of country fell 3%
  2. www.twitter.com/schlaf www.rebelmouse.com/schlaf
  3. Education: world-class universities and schools Partners: large companies for Biz Dev and M&A
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  7. http://informationarbitrage.com/ http://www.avc.com http://www.cdixon.org http://www.sneakerheadvc.com/ http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/ http://jordancooper.wordpress.com/ http://blog.aweissman.com/ http://www.davidblerner.com/
  8. http://startupdigest.com/
  9. WME IMG ICM CAA UTA FORD
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  11. Pepsi Unilever
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