66 NYC Startups with Substantial Exit Opportunities Identified and Critiqued


[width="150"]Here is the recently published list by Israeli/NYC startup guru Shai Goldman.

Here is my quick one phrase take on each of these startups:

1010data “Cannot make heads or tails of it.”
10gen “The world needs another Database solution.”
2tor “The gold standard of ed startups, $100 million in funding, building amazing online graduate course work with major universities.”
Appnexus “Advedrtising technology platform.”
Blip.tv “Original web TV, example, “Hipsterhood”"
Birchbox “Female entrepreneurs selling beauty products to female entrepreneurs and others”
Bit.ly “http://ht.ly/dEGXM”
Bonobos “$5.00 for each correct pronounciation of this online men’s upscale gap meets technology.”
Boxee “Hulu meets a whole bunch of vendors”
Buddy Media (update – acquired for $698M by Salesforce on 6/4/12)
Buzzfeed “As Human League Sang, Just Feeling Aggregation, Passion Burning…”
Chloe & Isabel “One day Chloe & Isabel visited Birchbox and Warby and then Parker”
Collective Media
Comixology “Cavalier & Klay would be proud, the Amazon of comic books”
DoubleVerify “A Third Party Viewable Audience Insight Solution?”
Enterproid “Separates business and personal on android phone (and iOS) utilizing powerful security, chinese wall tools”

Etsy
Everyday Health

Fab.com
Fancy
Foursquare
Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)
Gilt Groupe
HowAboutWe
ideeli
Indeed
Intent Media
Kaltura
Kickstarter
Knewton
Learnvest
Lot18
Major League Gaming
Makerbot
Medialets
MediaMath
Media6Degrees
Meetup
MOAT
Moda Operandi
Newscred
Offerpop
OMGPOP (update – acquired for $180M by Zynga on 3/21/12)
On Deck Capital
OpenSky
Outbrain
Quirky
Rent The Runway
Return Path
SailThru
SecondMarket
Shapeways
Stack Exchange (aka Stackoverflow)
SumAll
Tapad
TheLadders
Thrillist
Tremor Video
Tumblr
Undertone Networks
Unified
Vibrant Media
Warby Parker
Yext
Yodle
Zocdoc

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