The NYC Tech Ecosystem

The NYC Tech Ecosystem can be seen as a complex institution with interacting component parts to connect entrepreneurs and firms, share information among the tech community, and support local startups and entrepreneurs. The financing of this ecosystem involves a complex set of large and small organizations—venture capital funds, angel investors, and incubators, etc.
Legal information and support flow through the ecosystem by way of specialized law firms and internal legal divisions. Engineers and R&D teams throughout the ecosystem are connected through the NY Tech Meetup, General Assembly, Flat Iron School, and the new applied sciences universities. This complex institution, and loose knit network that it supports for startups, is how we define the entrepreneurial ecosystem and is the focus of our NYC research.


Economic & Social Institutions
  • NYC Mayor’s Office
  • NY Tech Meetup
Incubators & Accelerator Institutions
  • ER Accelerators
  • General Assembly
  • Techstars NYC
Educational Institutions
  • Cornell Tech NYC
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Columbia
  • Flat Iron School
  • NYU
Finance & Capital Firms
  • 500 Startups
  • FirstMark Capital
  • First Round Capital
  • Founder Collective
  • Gotham Ventures
  • Lerer Ventures
  • RRE Ventures
  • SoftBank Captial
  • Spark Capital
  • SV Angel
  • Thrive Capital
  • Union Square Ventures
Startup Firms
  • AppNexus
  • Etsy
  • Fab
  • Foursquare
  • Gilt Group
  • Huffington Post
  • Kickstarter
  • Knewton
  • MakerBot
  • OpTier
  • Seamless
  • Shutterfly
  • Tumblr
  • ZocDoc