June 18, 2018

A Letter to our Readers: VentureFizz Has Expanded to NYC!

I was running my search firm when the financial meltdown of 2008 happened. It was a tough time across all industries and needless to say, most startups were laying people off. It was rare that a company was looking to hire someone, let alone engage a search firm to help out.

2009 was a challenging year to be in the search business, but looking back… it was a blessing in disguise.

It was the same year that I launched VentureFizz.

I always prided myself on knowing the market better than anyone, as I would keep tabs on who was hiring, what companies raised funding, and what events people should check out. I would share that information with people on a one-to-one basis until one day, a lightbulb went off in my head.

My hunch was that this information would be a lot more useful if it was shared on a website. Enter VentureFizz 1.0, which was launched in July 2009. The site started out as a community to help keep people connected to all that is happening with the Boston tech scene.

Since then, the site has evolved quite a bit, but our mission statement has always remained the same: to be Boston’s most trusted source for tech and startup jobs, news, and insights.

I have always had a vision and a goal of expanding VentureFizz into other thriving tech hubs. I knew that VentureFizz could have the same level of impact in other tech communities that it has had in Boston.

So today, I am ultra-excited to announce our expansion into NYC!

It’s no secret that the NYC tech scene is thriving with so many amazing companies, like Casper, Warby Parker, DigitalOcean, BuzzFeed, and many others. The energy there is infectious.

VentureFizz will now deliver the same great features to NYC, all from one website. Our readers will be able to customize their VentureFizz experience by using the Cities tab at the top of our navigation bar where they can select which city’s content they are interested in: Boston, NYC, or All.

For NYC, you will already find lots of jobs and several BIZZpages for some of the fastest-growing tech companies in the area. Our calendar is full of events too.

Our editorial approach is focused on telling the stories of the people, companies, and products that are powering the innovation economy. Our coverage in NYC starts today with a story about OrderGroove, a venture backed company that is powering the subscription economy for brands and retailers. The company’s founder, Greg Alvo, has been an entrepreneur since his teenage years. He shared a ton of details, from his professional journey to the founding of OrderGroove.

We couldn’t be more excited about this next step for VentureFizz! We have been fortunate in terms of the brand and trust we have built with our audience in Boston, and we are looking forward to having this same level of impact and involvement with the NYC tech community.  

As always, thanks for your support!

Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.

Photo by Zach Miles on Unsplash.