Good read on the NY tech scene – having spent a considerable amount of time in NYC recently, it captures the dynamic of what’s happening there quite accurately.
As a transplanted NJ native & NYU grad who migrated to Boston 20 years ago because ‘that’s where the tech industry is’ – and who appreciates both cities – I spend a lot of time trying to understand why the Boston tech scene seems to have become so comparatively stagnant – especially in recent years.
Brad Feld keynoted yesterday’s MIT VC Conference and spoke about the criteria necessary to build and sustain a vibrant tech community – and focused in particular on the need for it be led by the entrepreneurs.
Perhaps that’s correct – and perhaps the problem (because there absolutely is a problem) is cultural. But regardless of the sensitivity these types of questions inspire – they need to be asked – and answered. Not trying to inflame parochial passions or inspire tired baseball analogies (I’m a Met fan), but the numbers don’t lie.