When the dot-com bubble burst in early 2000, many investors lost 80% to 90% of their net worth; some lost even more. The CEOs of those tech startups fared no better. Many companies that were once million dollar babies soon became the laughing stock of Wall Street. But, after a slow and deliberate crawl back to a state of equilibrium, the startup scene is thriving once again.
To gauge the pulse of today’s tech startup ecosystem, we spoke to a group of New York-based entrepreneurs and investors. We asked the CEOs of Learnvest, Roadify, Hunch, and HowAboutWe what it’s like to pitch, run and grow a company. We also asked angel investor David B. Lerner and seed-stage venture capitalist Brett Martin what they’re looking for when they evaluate a company.
How healthy do you think today’s tech startup ecosystem is? Are you a founder? Investor? Enthusiast? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.