The Rising Tech Scene in NYC: A New Hub for Startups

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 9, 2012

More and more entrepreneurs and companies are recognizing NYC as a thriving hub of innovation. In the last couple of years NYC has seen tremendous growth in its tech scene with more startup capital than ever flowing into the area. The city expects this growth to continue in the coming years as tech jobs increase and plans are made to improve the growth of local talent. Many people may not even realize that this expansion is not limited to Manhattan but is happening across the area.

Below are examples of notable companies that started in NYC but more importantly companies that in the past year have created offices here. With the above trends we can be sure that this list will grow and the city will see even more companies chose NYC as a place to setup shop.

Homegrown in NYC:

  • Etsy
  • Tumblr
  • Foursquare
  • Boxee
  • Gilt Groupe
  • GroupMe
  • Rent the Runway
  • Thrillist
  • ZocDoc
  • Kickstarter
  • Livestream
  • Sharespace

Companies creating offices in NYC:

  • Facebook
  • Yelp
  • Twitter
  • Google

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