Forget The Hoodies: Here Are 23 Of The Most Stylish People In New York's Tech Scene


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While style isn’t exactly a precondition of entrepreneurial success (Facebook’s
Mark Zuckerberg was once criticised for wearing a hoodiewhen presenting to Wall Street analysts), it also never hurts to look the part.

Silicon Valley may be known for its more casual apparel, but in New York’s Silicon Alley, there are plenty of entrepreneurs who are revered for their style as well as their smarts.

From Birchbox to Rap Genius, Warby Parker to Drybar, the talented men and women behind some of the Big Apple’s most successful startups are also some of the most stylish.

Rameet Chawla, Founder, Fuelled

Hannah Bronfman, Co-Founder, Beautified

Andy Dunn, CEO and Co-Founder, Bonobos

Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Founders, Birchbox

David Karp, Founder and CEO, Tumblr

David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr

Karp has modelled suits for J. Crew.

Vivian Rosenthal, Founder and CEO, Snaps

Jess Levin, Co-Founder, Carats and Cake

Joseph Einhorn, Founder and CEO, Fancy

Maxine B├ędat and Soraya Darabi, Founders, Zady

Eva Chen, Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Magazine

Chen often documents her favourite fashion finds on her Tumblr.

Liz Eswein, Co-Founder, Mobile Media Lab

Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory, Founders, Rap Genius

Alexa Von Tobel, Founder and Ceo, LearnVest

Noah Briar and James Gross, Founders, Percolate

Charles Adler (co-founder and head of design), Yancey Strickler (co-founder and head of communications), and Perry Chen (creator and CEO), Kickstarter

Jenna Wortham, Technology Reporter, The New York Times

Kathryn Minshew, Alex Cavoulacos, and Melissa McCreery, Founders, The Daily Muse

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Aaron Schildkrout and Brian Schechter, Founders, How About We

How About We is a dating site that helps people make offline connections.

Daniella Yacobovsky and Amy Jain, Founders, Bauble Bar

Bauble Bar disrupted the jewelry market.

Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Warby Parker

For every pair sold, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need in the US or the developing world.

Ayah Bdeir, Founder and CEO, littleBits

Now if you're looking for some motivation and inspiration...

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