Published on March 10, 2014
The New and Improved State of NYC Investing What a difference a year makes
A bit over a year ago A man, his wife and The Beast* moved from Boston to New York * The 8 pound black, furry creature that lives with them
A bit of reflection feels in order
The Red Sox won the world series
Yet activity in New York continues to accelerate 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 $- $200,000,000 $400,000,000 $600,000,000 $800,000,000 $1,000,000,000 $1,200,000,000 $1,400,000,000 $1,600,000,000 $1,800,000,000 Q1 2009 Q1 2010 Q1 2011 Q1 2012 Q1 2013 Q1 2014 YTD Investments in NY-based Companies 2009 - 2014 YTD Dollars Invested Number of Deals Source: Crunchbase
And living where you hunt helps you eat 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2010 2011 2012 2013 Number of NYC Companies Evaluated by Me by Year 29% CAGR Source: Me
Startups here aren’t cheap SF AngelList Valuations by Geography NYC EU Source: AngelList
…but the big are getting bigger New capital raised since last presentation (15 months) +$150M +$79M +$70M +$40M +$70M +$72M +$30M +$47M +$102M +$17M +$123M +$30M +$136M +$51M
New capital raised since last presentation (15 months) +$150M +$79M +$70M +$40M +$70M +$72M +$30M +$47M +$102M +$17M +$123M +$30M +$136M +$51M $1.02B
…across a diverse set of industries +$150M +$79M +$70M +$40M +$70M +$72M +$30M +$47M +$102M +$17M +$123M +$30M +$136M +$51M
…with a healthy set of IPO candidates IPOing and rumored IPO-ready companies
And, most importantly, The Beast loves the dog park
We’re a friendly bunchWe’re a friendly bunch and do more deals with each other than we do with other firms
Top 3 investment partners by firm NYC Partner No NYC Partner Key Source: CB Insights
Tumblr broke the $1B M&A mark…
…but Fab has seen better days
No new seed to scale players have entered Seed/Angel funds with fulltime partners in NYC Seed to scale funds with fulltime partners in NYC New Entrants
And compared to Boston the university startup scene is weak
But most surprising of all
Beast has become a Yankees fan
But we forgive him because NYC is here to stay
And so are we
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