Business Insider Parties At The New York Stock Exchange With The 100 Coolest People In NY Tech

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Last week, we celebrated our annual Silicon Alley 100 list at the New York Stock Exchange.Hundreds of people doing the coolest things in New York tech came for cocktails and good company.

It wasn’t all smiles though — the very sad news about Steve Jobs’ passing made its way through the crowd.

Still, the group partied until late, straight through the event and through two after parties that followed.

Guests were greeted at NYSE by an acoustic guitarist.

Brooke Moreland and Mashable's Lauren Indvik met at the entrance.

General Assembly's Matt Brimer was accompanied by his ladyfriend Holly.

ClearGears' Arshad Chowdhury hunted for names on the SA 100 list.

The bar was a popular place to gather. The Blaze's Betsy Morgan reached for a glass.

The trading floor quickly became packed.

Early on, the crowd learned of Steve Jobs' passing. SAI editor Steve Kovach rushed to help Henry Blodget write about the very sad news.

The event continued though. Josh King, Keisha Sealey and Kristen Lawson of MediaContacts gathered together.

All Things D's Peter Kafka shared a laugh with former CEO and AdKeeper founder Scott Kurnit.

DFJ Gotham's Thatcher Bell and friends were told an amusing story.

Thrillist founder Ben Lerer gave Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer a pat on the shoulder.

Clickable's David Kidder and MediaBank's Bill Wise were friendly.

Goodsie founder Jonathan Marcus talked with VC Mike Duda.

Business Insider President Julie Hansen was in good company with TechSpace's Vic Memenas and Brendan McGee, and Silicon Valley Bank's Shai Goldman.

Business Insider's Elizabeth Millstein embraced MediaCom's Carolyn Hurley for a photo.

Redwood Partners' Michael Flannery listened intently to a fellow guest.

Juston Payne and a friend enjoyed some scotch.

Business Insider's Danielle Lacombe wined and dined with Firoz Kassam and [email protected] CEO Nasreen Madhany.

Chris McLoughlin and Allison Deugenio hung out.

James Cole and Todd Doyle gathered for a photo.

ZocDoc founders and executives Allison Braley, Cyrus Massoumi, Oliver Kharraz and Benjamin Phillips celebrated a successful year.

First Round Capital's Charlie O'Donnell chatted it up with TriNet's Terance Powell.

PureWow's Ryan Harwood hung out with TechStars NYC Managing Director, David Tisch.

Nick Denton and Andrew Gorenstein checked out Gawker on their mobile devices.

SAI Reporter Dylan Love and Senior Editor Gus Lubin bonded.

Business Insiders Meredith Galante, Abby Rogers and Sarah Seehafer stuck close together.

It's a good thing 17-year-old Alex Godin didn't have a drink in his hand!

Fashism's Brooke Moreland, Change the Ratio's Rachel Sklar, BrewPR's Brooke Hammerling and Curbed's Lockhart Steele gossiped.

Business Insider's sales and marketing teams posed on the opening bell podium

Business Insider editors Meredith Galante, Jill Krasny and Julie Zeveloff talked about their verticals, The Life and Your Money.

Peter Kuhn and Megan Towe represented LiveIntent.

Lindsay Campbell interviewed people on the SA 100 list while Business Insider's Robert Libetti filmed.

Moveable Ink founder Vivek Sharma, SignPost's Stuart Wall and DFJ Gotham's Thatcher Bell gathered around.

LiveIntent's Megan Towe, Business Insider's Alyson Shontell and General Assembly's Matt Brimer talked about cool New York startups.

Business Insider's CEO Henry Blodget and Yodle's Court Cunningham conversed.

Business Insider editor Glynnis MacNicol and Program Director Arden Pennell chatted.

YouAre.TV's Josh Weinstein and savoured's Dan Leahy were two of the youngest people on the SA 100 list: 24 and 25, respectively. Lowenstein's Ed Zimmerman conversed with them.

GroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht talked with CNN's Laurie Segall and Julianne Pepitone.

Henry Blodget congratulated Business Insider's President, Julie Hansen, on an awesome event. took home the award for the coolest product of 2011.

Cooley's Carl Grant, Mark Curran and General Catalyst's Jonathan Teo talked venture capital.

SpotOn's Mike Lewis and Gauri Manglik were all smile's with Neverware founder Jonathan Hefter and Great Oak Capital's Ben Lin.

Brooke Hammerling and Activate's Michael Wolf palled around.

Business Insider's Molly Spector, Simone Foxman and Linette Lopez celebrated with fruity cocktails.

Consligliere Brand Capital partner Mike Duda chatted up Artiscle's cofounders, Alexis Tryon and Scott Carleton.

Kohort's Mark Peter Davis was a good sport and hobbled to the party on crutches.

Clusterstock reporters Julia La Roche and Courtney Comstock and Macquarie Group's Heath Collins used the phones on the NYSE trading floor.

Business Insider Sales Executive Danielle Lacombe and GroupMe cofounder Steve Martocci hung out with the Blue State Digital team.

Yipit cofounder Jim Moran, Stuart Wall, and Foursquare's Siobhan Quinn congratulated each other on making the list.

Google's Caroline McCarthy and Wall Street Journal's Maya Baratz got a good spot at the after party.

Good thing, because it quickly became packed.

Jeremy Goldstein, Dinevore's Jeremy Fisher and Fashism's Ashley Granada enjoyed each others' company.

Business Insider's Contributors and Sports Page editors Dina Spector and Leah Goldman bonded.

Jibe founder Joe Essenfeld and SecondMarket's Ali Byrd had a drink together.

Gary Sharma of Gary's Guide, Arshad Chowdhury, Scott Carleton and Onepager cofounder Matt Shampine chatted.

The event wouldn't have been possible without Business Insider's event team, Megan Knapp and Valerie Reimer. Thank you!

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