THE BOTTOM 25: The Silicon Alley 100, Ranked!

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Last week, we released our annual SA 100 feature, a list of 100 people who have done the coolest things in New York tech this year.

In the spirit of community we didn’t rank the list. We wanted to congratulate everyone and give them equal recognition for all of their hard-earned accomplishments.

We received a lot of feedback on this choice.

To paraphrase most of it: “bo-ring!”

People want to know where they and their peers rank.

So, OK, enough with the kumbaya stuff.

Here is the real SA100 list.

We’ve listed, in order, who has done the most for New York tech. Here’s how we’re rolling it out:

  • Monday: #75-100
  • Tuesday: #50-74
  • Wednesday: #25-49
  • Thursday: #11-24
  • Friday: #1-10

Check out the ranked Silicon Alley 100 list, #75-100 >>
 

 

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Disclosure

A number of Business Insider’s investors appear on this list: Kevin Ryan (also our Chairman), RRE, Ken Lerer, Scott Kurnit and Roger Ehrenberg. Many companies on the list share investors with Business Insider.

 

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100. Rachel Sklar

Founder, Change the Ratio

Sklar is one of the most-connected people in the New York tech scene. She is everywhere, from advising startups including Hashable, SBNation, and Siftee to serving as Mediaite's editor-at-large and frequent television presence. Sklar founded Change the Ratio, an effort to increase the number of women in the tech world.

99. Erick Schonfeld

Editor-In-Chief, TechCrunch

Michael Arrington's dramatic ouster from the company he founded left Schonfeld officially in charge.

The question for 2012: Can Schonfeld and the current crew keep the TechCrunch voice as sharp and potent as always?

98. Roger Ehrenberg

Founder, IA Ventures

Ehrenberg spent two decades toiling in the M&A, derivatives, and trading space before he decided to turn his investment acumen toward startups. Companies in his portfolio include BankSimple, Yipit, My City Way, and Business Insider.

IA Ventures closed a $50 million round in December 2010 to help out more early stage date-driven startups.

97. Derek Handley

Chairman, Booktracks

Handley is working with a pretty cool idea here. Booktracks provides the appropriate soundtrack when reading a book. Want to read Moby Dick with the same great sounds you hear in the movies? Booktracks has the technology to make that happen. The company has partnered with Harper Collins and Sony/ATV to produce the sounds.

96. Tina Brown and Stephen Colvin

Editor-In-Chief and President, The Newsweek Daily Beast Company

The duo is working to combine the old media publication with the webby Daily Beast. Tina Brown has not lost her ability to create buzzy covers and continues to staff up with big-name hires.

On the business side, advertising is down on the year, but recovering nicely since the former New Yorker editrix took the helm. 2012 will be an important year for the pair as they learn if the model can work.

95. Gal Trifon

Co-Founder/CEO, MediaMind

Trifon co-founded MediaMind, which was bought by DG in June of 2011. MediaMind specialises in producing advertising campaigns for websites. Trifon moved over to DG, becoming Chief Digital Officer, and brought his entire team with him. Props to Gal for that!

94. Andrew Siegel

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Advance Publications

The former Yahoo executive joined Advance Publications, the parent company of Conde Nast, late in 2010. Since that time, Siegel has been focusing on the company's digital investment fund, as Conde Nast looks for companies well suited to help their top brands thrive in the digital age. Big or small, if Siegel likes what he sees, his $500 million fund might come knocking.

93. Arthur Sulzberger and David Perpich

Chairman, Publisher and Executive Director of Paid Products

The New York Times paywall was a huge risk, but it worked. The newspaper's digital subscriptions are strong, and more importantly, its physical copy sales are doing well. Publisher Arthur Sulzberger and his nephew David Perpich deserve credit for deciding to implement the paywall, and making it work.

92. Choire Sicha, Alex Balk, and David Cho (now departed)

Co-Founders, The Awl

The trio founded The Awl in early 2009 with the mission of bringing back intelligence to Internet publishing. They are succeeding both editorially and business-wise, but their lasting influence might be on the legion of independent sites they have inspired (as well as the many book deals signed by their contributors).

The Awl crew also expanded outward, launching The Hairpin and Splitsider before Cho departed to head biz dev at Bill Simmons' Grantland.

91. David Bloom & Felix Sheng

Co-Founders, Ordr.in

Bloom and Sheng have created ordr.in to allow the consumer to order food while never leaving the website they're already on. Much like publishers create job boards as an extra revenue stream, ordr.in is giving publishers the ability to do this with food orders. So, if you're reading Business Insider and you're suddenly hungry, you'd be able to order food right from the site.

90. Dan Shanoff

Founder, Quickish

Shanoff, a veteran of ESPN's 'Daily Quickie' column, launched Quickish in January. The goal is to curate smart sports takes in almost real-time. The real potential, however, lies how easily the model can be extended to other verticals.

89. Darren Herman

Chief Digital Media Officer, The Media Kitchen (kbs+p) and President, kbs+p Ventures

This year Herman founded KBS+P Ventures, an early stage institutional venture arm focused on marketing technology. It invested in Yieldbot, PlaceIQ, Adaptly, Crowdtwist, and Crosspixel. The fund is planning on making more investments to help grow New York's burgeoning ad tech scene.

88. Greg Blatt And Barry Diller

CEO, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC Management

Barry Diller handed over the CEO reins to Greg Blatt late last year. The reason? 'It's been clear to me for some time that this Company needs a full time aggressive and aspirational executive in the CEO role,' said Diller in a release announcing the move. Makes sense to us. Since taking over, Blatt oversaw the acquisition of OKCupid, and bought French dating site Meetic.

87. Carter Cleveland

Founder, Art.sy

Cleveland, a Princeton graduate, has a very interesting and ambitious project on his hands. Art.sy is looking to be a major online resource for established and emerging artists, by partnering with galleries and artists from around the world. The company has changed its approach numerous times and has yet to launch its service, but signs point to Art.sy charging a commission on works sold through Art.sy's database. The art won't be directly sold through Art.sy, rather by the artists themselves or a gallery, thus Cleveland will be heavily reliant on the honour system.

86. Alexis Tryon and Scott Carleton

Co-Founders, Artsicle

Alexis, a graduate of Penn, and Scott, a Carnegie Mellon alum, have set out to help people learn what type of art they love most. Artsicle allows the consumer (only in New York as of now) to rent a piece art, starting at $25 per month. If you like the piece enough to own it, you can buy it from Artsicle. The art world is a tough place to usher in change, but with online art sales continuing to rise, Artsicle could serve as a great alternative for young art lovers not yet ready for Sotheby's.

85. Lynn Tornabene

Marketing Director, iAds

A New York ad source tells us Tornabene is basically running Apple's iAds operation on a day-to-day basis. Apple lost its official iAds leader when Andy Miller left in August.

84. Jonathan Glick

CEO, Sulia

Glick's startup creates a list of interesting authorities on thousands of topics, and then filters content from those sources into topical streams of realtime content. For example, with Apple's iPhone 4S reveal, Sulia can instantly generate a group of experts focused on what Apple's new phone is all about.

83. Jayant Kulkarni and Adam Regelmann

Science and Technical Directors, Quartzy

Regelmann and Kulkarni have set out to improve the efficiency of academic life science labs. Keep track of inventories in other labs, review products before purchasing, and reserve equipment, all through Quartzy. Institutions already working with the company include Harvard, Duke, Yale, and Stanford. It was the winner of our Startup 2011 conference.

82. Reece Pacheco

Founder, Shelby.TV

It was a big summer for the startup. In July, the TechStars startup landed $1.5 million in venture money. In August, Shelby.TV announced partnerships with Hulu, College humour, and Tumblr. The platform also integrates with Tumblr, which will bring even more views.

81. Alex Godin

Co-Founder, Dispatch

The 17 year old boy-whiz taught himself to code in seven days and got himself a spot in TechStars NYC. Dispatch, which he co-founded with Jesse Lamb and Nick Stamos, is a cloud sharing and management service. Godin once told us 'I've always been the nerdy kid who loves the Internet,' and while he believes finishing college isn't so important, starting it is.



80. Ari Jacoby

Co-Founder, Solve Media

The former Google consultant and co-founder of VoiceStar continues to help his company grow by coming up with innovative ideas like Type-In. Type-In turns CAPTCHAs into ads. According to Solve Media, this technique increases brand recall by 111%. The company was serving 625,000 CAPTCHA interviews per day back in July.

79. Vivek Sharma and Michael Nutt

Co-Founders, Moveable Ink

The General Assembly-based startup adds dynamic features to email. The average person reads 75 emails per day, and Movable Ink helps companies make theirs stand out in the morass.

Sharma previously worked at Cisco systems, while Nutt helped project development at Gilt Groupe and Limewire.

78. John Borthwick

CEO, Betaworks

John leads the prominent NYC startup incubator, Betaworks. In the past, Betaworks was half investment and half operating startups. Going forward it will be more focused on running and developing startups.

77. Greg Clayman, Jesse Angelo

Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, The Daily

Clayman and Angelo are running a pretty bold experiment from News Corp. They are in charge of making the tablet computer-only newspaper a financial success. So far, they have 80,000 subscribers, which is well short of the millions CEO Rupert Murdoch expects. But, it's still early.

76. Greg Coleman

President, Criteo

Coleman helped ad sales grow at Huffington Post until AOL bought the site. He didn't stick around, but he did get paid form AOL. Coleman's last job before joining HuffPo was at -- you guessed it -- AOL. He was pushed out, with a big severance, when Tim Armstrong took over. It's pretty cool that he's managed to wrangle two huge payouts from the declining dial-up provider, right? He's now at Criteo, an advertising company specializing in re-targeting consumers.

75. Marissa Campise and David Pakman

VP and Partner (respectively), Venrock

Pakman snagged Campise from Greylock with an 'aggressive offer' in May 2011. The venture capital all-star spent a year under the tutelage of Alan Patricof learned the ins and outs of Series A funding before decamping to Venrock, which focuses on early-stage investments. Before joining the VC world, Pakman served as CEO of eMusic and founded Myplay Inc. in 1999.

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