The 109 key VCs, late stage investors, angels, accelerators, and acquirers of NY based companies that you should know.
The Periodic Table of New York Tech highlights the 109 key players investing in and acquiring New York-based companies. Like our other Periodic Tables on tech, healthcare, IoT, and European tech, this view of the NY landscape’s key players uses CB Insights data around investor quality, investment/acquisition activity, and network strength (Investor Mosaic) among other factors. We, of course, used some of our prior analyses and research on New York as well.
Without further delay, here’s our Periodic Table of NY Tech (click to expand):
We expect that this list of 109 will change over time as new entrants emerge and gain prominence and others falter, exit and/or get removed. If you believe someone should be added, please leave a comment with your rationale.
Navigating the Periodic Table
The table focuses on eight different investor types as follows (from left to right). They were selected based on a combination of factors including historical exits, network strength, reputation/brand prominence and deal activity. These criteria are part of our Investor Mosaic scoring algorithms.
Venture capital firms
Venture capital firms included make venture equity investments across the stage spectrum and geographies focusing on high-growth opportunities in tech and have received significant LP commitments to date ($200M to well over $1B+).
Corporate venture capital firms
Corporate VCs included have separately identifiable corporate venture units
Growth and late-stage investment firms focus on growth-stage companies with established revenue typically in the tens of millions and/or a record of significant traction. Some, but not all, growth investors are part of firms that also have funds investing in the public markets.
Micro VC firms
Tech micro VCs are those with funds ≤$100M and which have made 80%+ of investments at the early-stage (seed/Series A).
Angel investment groups
Angel groups often bridge the gap between angel investment and institutional VC, providing either a managed fund or direct investment from angel group members.
Angel investors are, often, wealthy individuals who offer early-stage capital, advice and networks to startups in exchange for equity or convertible debt.
Accelerators/venture studios/holding companies
Accelerators and startup venture studios typically offer some combination of equity investment, mentorship and resources around company development.
Public tech corporations acquiring private tech companies for business growth, sales expansion, new technologies and/or talent. Acquirers selected were based on overall M&A activity of private tech companies as well as M&A momentum based on deal pace.
Again, if you believe someone should be added, please leave a comment below with your rationale.
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