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Silicon Alley Closes 2015 On Top In A Boom Year For Startups

For three out of four quarters in 2015, New York City’s tech ecosystem has led with more startup funding requests than any other region in the country, including California’s long reigning Silicon Valley. After a dip in Q3, New York rebounded in Q4 claiming nearly 20% of every funding application around the country. California ranked second with 17.8% of total

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What are the best New York City events to attend to meet VC’s and Angel investors?

This is a somewhat tricky question. Although there are many, many excellent events each week in New York that it would make sense for a startup entrepreneur to attend (see Gary’s Guide, Startup Digest, or This Week in NY Innovation), the truth is:

VCs and serious investors don’t go to most of them, and the odds are slim that even

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What are the differences between startups/tech companies founded in Silicon Valley and those founded in New York?

While there are differences in the startup communities on the two coasts, and while there are definite differences in the investment communities, I’ve found much less of a difference in the types of companies being started.

What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Check out: