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Intro


Tech:NYC

ANNUAL REPORT

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Intro


Tech:NYC

ANNUAL REPORT

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Mission Statement


Tech:NYC is a nonprofit member organization that represents New York City’s growing technology companies. Leveraging the power of our network, we champion New York City as the world’s capital of culture and innovation, supporting our nearly 500 members by ensuring that New York is the best place to build and grow tech companies. 

Mission Statement


Tech:NYC is a nonprofit member organization that represents New York City’s growing technology companies. Leveraging the power of our network, we champion New York City as the world’s capital of culture and innovation, supporting our nearly 500 members by ensuring that New York is the best place to build and grow tech companies. 

It goes without saying that New York City is one of the most important cities in the world. Our city is a leader in media, finance, culture, fashion, government, and—of course—innovation. It also goes without saying that our world is in the midst of a digital transformation, and like all great transformations, the regions, cities, and companies that stay ahead of the trends become beacons of growth and progress.
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We Built


WE BUILT

We Built


WE BUILT

A THRIVING MEMBERSHIP

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We Stood For


We Stood For

We Stood For


We Stood For

 

A COMMUNITY UNITED

On January 30, 2017, New York tech leaders came together to stand in opposition to President Trump’s executive orders suspending entry for citizens of certain countries and limiting the refugee program. More than 2,000 people in the Tech:NYC community signed our letter.

 
 
America has long provided homes and futures to millions who dared to share in our collective dream. There is nowhere this is more true than New York City—home to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and more foreign-born immigrants than any other city in the world. Your executive orders suspending entry for citizens of certain countries, even those who currently have legal status, along with limiting the refugee program, threaten those immigrants who are our current and future neighbors, friends, colleagues, customers, and even bosses. Their presence is a crucial ingredient that sets New York City apart and a fundamental reason why we have all chosen to build our careers and companies here.
 
 

ENGADGET

"The collective argues that the ban, which covers both refugees as well as immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, will both 'undermine' New York City's diverse tech community and "send a dangerous message" that immigrants aren't welcome. The town is defined by its immigrant culture, the group contends, and many tech giants were founded at least in part by immigrants (think Intel, Google and Tesla, for starters). Americans should be doing 'everything in our power' to attract these entrepreneurs, not giving them the boot."

TECHCRUNCH

"The note pulls together a wide range of top executives from tech companies, investment firms and the like, including Indiegogo, Greylock Partners, Casper, Birchbox, Foursquare, Warby Parker, LittleBits, Betaworks, Kickstarter, Lyft, Vine, Buzzfeed, Trello, Uber and Slack.“

 
 

VOX

"A lot of big technology companies were co-founded by immigrants, and virtually all of them have immigrant employees. That not only means that Trump’s immigration order could hurt their future recruitment, it also means these companies have a lot of current employees whose friends and family could be affected."

 
 
 
 
 

Our letter garnered national attention and was featured in dozens of news outlets including:

 Politico | Fortune | Axios | Fast Company Forbes | Observer | Crain's NY | Mashable | Ad Age | amNY | CNET| Entrepreneur | Metro | NY Business Journal

 

 

 
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We Fought For


We Fought For

We Fought For


We Fought For

 

We work closely with government to ensure a legislative and regulatory environment that allows our members to thrive and creates opportunity for all New Yorkers. Some of the issues we worked on this year were:

 

VICTORY IN ALBANY!

 
 
 

MARKETPLACE PROVIDER TAX

Tech:NYC played a significant role in defeating a proposed marketplace provider tax that would have hit internet marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon. The New York tax would have been a first-in-the-nation tax on internet marketplaces. It would have created serious operational burdens and sent a message to internet marketplaces, and tech companies more broadly, that they were not welcome here. Working with a broad coalition of our members and others, we were able to convince Albany policymakers to kill this bad idea before it became law. You can read our Executive Director’s op-ed on the issue here.

 
 

POLICY BRIEFS

 

Policy Briefs break down the issues we're working on behalf of our community in New York City, Albany, and Washington, D.C. 

 
 
 

WHITE PAPER

 

Government Access to Encrypted Data

We recently released our first policy white paper on government access to encrypted data. 

This is just the beginning and we will periodically release more in-depth white papers on a variety of topics that are important to our members and to all New Yorkers. Keep your eye on technyc.org/policy for more.

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We Hosted


We hosted

We Hosted


We hosted

 

Our events bring together our communities across the city, everywhere from the Upper East Side to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In doing so, we've been proud to host many of New York's leaders.

 
 
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EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

 
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33 events with 2,800 participants from across our network  

 

POLICY LABS

We know technology is going to have real policy implications that will require policymakers to make some tough decisions.

 

 

Instead of waiting until these questions become completely unavoidable, we thought it made sense to teach policymakers about technology so that they could start to think about those questions now. Policy Labs is how we do that.

 

We hosted our first Policy Lab on artificial intelligence with board member Serkan Piantino.

 

> COMING SOON: VR/AR, Health tech, and taking the show on the road to Albany

 

TALENT TALKS

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Supporting a robust and diverse talent base is central to our work as an organization. 

That’s why we launched Talent Talks, which aim to address how we can best support that goal, in partnership with RRE Ventures and Senator Gillibrand’s office. 

 

 

 
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We Were Featured



WE WERE FEATURED

We Were Featured



WE WERE FEATURED

100+ MENTIONS AND FEATURES

 
 
 
 
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We Partnered


We Partnered

We Partnered


We Partnered

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We Led


We Led

We Led


We Led

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TIM ARMSTRONG, CO-CHAIR AOL

TIM ARMSTRONG, CO-CHAIR

AOL

BRIAN O'KELLEY AppNexus

BRIAN O'KELLEY

AppNexus

RESHMA SAUJANI Girls Who Code

RESHMA SAUJANI

Girls Who Code

SHANA FISHER Third Kind Venture Capital

SHANA FISHER

Third Kind Venture Capital

MICHELLE PELUSO IBM

MICHELLE PELUSO

IBM

KEVIN SHEEKEY Bloomberg LP

KEVIN SHEEKEY

Bloomberg LP

WILLIAM FLOYD Google

WILLIAM FLOYD

Google

SERKAN PIANTINO Spell

SERKAN PIANTINO

Spell

RAGY THOMAS Sprinklr

RAGY THOMAS

Sprinklr

DESIREE GRUBER Full PIcture

DESIREE GRUBER

Full PIcture

JEFF REYNAR Facebook

JEFF REYNAR

Facebook

FRED WILSON,         CO-CHAIR Union Square Ventures

FRED WILSON,         CO-CHAIR

Union Square Ventures

RACHEL HAOT 1776

RACHEL HAOT

1776

KEVIN RYAN AlleyCorp

KEVIN RYAN

AlleyCorp

CARLY ZAKIN The Skimm

CARLY ZAKIN

The Skimm

DAN HUTTENLOCHER Cornell Tech

DAN HUTTENLOCHER

Cornell Tech

JULIE SAMUELS Tech:NYC

JULIE SAMUELS

Tech:NYC

 

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

BEN BAROKAS Sourcepoint

BEN BAROKAS

Sourcepoint

CHAD DICKERSON Etsy

CHAD DICKERSON

Etsy

JEFF GLUECK Foursquare

JEFF GLUECK

Foursquare

JEFF HILL Ernst & Young

JEFF HILL

Ernst & Young

SHAN-LYN MA Zola

SHAN-LYN MA

Zola

DANIEL RAMOT Via

DANIEL RAMOT

Via

EDWARD SKYLER Citigroup

EDWARD SKYLER

Citigroup

AARON BLOCK Metaprop

AARON BLOCK

Metaprop

BRIAN DISTELBURGER Yext

BRIAN DISTELBURGER

Yext

JONAH GOODHART Moat

JONAH GOODHART

Moat

JALAK JOBANPUTRA FuturePerfect Ventures

JALAK JOBANPUTRA

FuturePerfect Ventures

MICHAEL MARINELLO Turner

MICHAEL MARINELLO

Turner

NATHAN RICHARDSON First Republic Bank

NATHAN RICHARDSON

First Republic Bank

YANCEY STRICKLER Kickstarter

YANCEY STRICKLER

Kickstarter

NEIL BLUMENTHAL, CO-CHAIR Warby Parker

NEIL BLUMENTHAL, CO-CHAIR

Warby Parker

AMANDA EILIAN Videolicious

AMANDA EILIAN

Videolicious

MICHAEL GORDON MongoDB

MICHAEL GORDON

MongoDB

HARRY KARGMAN Kargo

HARRY KARGMAN

Kargo

MIGUEL MCKELVEY WeWork

MIGUEL MCKELVEY

WeWork

NATHAN RICHARDSON Trade It

NATHAN RICHARDSON

Trade It

KATHRYN YONTEF Microsoft

KATHRYN YONTEF

Microsoft

MATTHEW BRIMER DAYBREAKER

MATTHEW BRIMER

DAYBREAKER

BETH FERREIRA,     CO-CHAIR WME VENTURES

BETH FERREIRA,     CO-CHAIR

WME VENTURES

BROOKE HAMMERLING Brew

BROOKE HAMMERLING

Brew

PHILIP KRIM Casper

PHILIP KRIM

Casper

WILLIAM MURPHY Blackstone

WILLIAM MURPHY

Blackstone

JESSICA ROVELLO Arkadium

JESSICA ROVELLO

Arkadium

ED ZIMMERMAN Lowenstein

ED ZIMMERMAN

Lowenstein

ANTHONY CASALENA Squarespace

ANTHONY CASALENA

Squarespace

ERIC FRIEDMAN Expa

ERIC FRIEDMAN

Expa

HEATHER HARTNETT Human Ventures

HEATHER HARTNETT

Human Ventures

MICAH LASHER Sidewalk Labs

MICAH LASHER

Sidewalk Labs

CHARLIE O'DONNELL Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

CHARLIE O'DONNELL

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

CHRISTINA SASS Andela

CHRISTINA SASS

Andela

MICHAEL ZUCKERT Silicon Valley Bank

MICHAEL ZUCKERT

Silicon Valley Bank

PAUL DAUGHERTY Accenture

PAUL DAUGHERTY

Accenture

ANDREA GELLERT OnDeck

ANDREA GELLERT

OnDeck

JAY HASS RRE

JAY HASS

RRE

SUSAN LYNE BBG Ventures

SUSAN LYNE

BBG Ventures

MICHAEL PRYOR Trello

MICHAEL PRYOR

Trello

JAKE SCHWARTZ General Assembly

JAKE SCHWARTZ

General Assembly

 

Tech:NYC TEAM

JULIE SAMUELS

JULIE SAMUELS

SARAH BROWN

SARAH BROWN

CHAD WOODFORD

CHAD WOODFORD

BRYAN LOZANO

BRYAN LOZANO

SEAN LUDWIG

SEAN LUDWIG

DALEY

DALEY

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We Loved


We Loved

We Loved


We Loved

 
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Love, Tech:NYC


We’ve spent the last year hard at work building Tech:NYC, but the truth is, it was pretty easy. That’s because the community we represent is made up of amazing people, companies, and investors who want to support the city and state we all call home and love so much. We couldn’t feel any luckier or more excited as we look forward to the continued work ahead.

 

Love,

Julie Samuels + the Tech:NYC Team

Love, Tech:NYC


We’ve spent the last year hard at work building Tech:NYC, but the truth is, it was pretty easy. That’s because the community we represent is made up of amazing people, companies, and investors who want to support the city and state we all call home and love so much. We couldn’t feel any luckier or more excited as we look forward to the continued work ahead.

 

Love,

Julie Samuels + the Tech:NYC Team