NYC Entrepreneurs and Offshore Resources

Having met with a number of NYC entrepreneurs recently, I am refreshed to see that many of them are utilizing offshore resources to develop their products. Yes, this is not a new phenomenon, but in a city that lacks hard core developers willing to work for options instead of cash like the Wall Streeters, it is significant. New York has always been known as a strong new media capital and not known for development of real hard core software. New York is also known to have one of the greatest customer bases in the world. Combine access to customers with an ability to manage and use offshore resources effectively and you really get a good opportunity to build some interesting companies in New York.

Published by Ed Sim

founder boldstart ventures, over 20 years experience seeding and leading first rounds in enterprise startups, @boldstartvc, googlization of IT, SaaS 3.0, security, smart data; cherish family time + enjoy lacrosse + hockey

2 comments on “NYC Entrepreneurs and Offshore Resources”

  1. Agreed. NYC is a horrible city to start a SW company. Talented developers all work on Wall Street; no core of universities (like Silicon Valley), etc. However, the money and the customers are here. That is a good place to start. At my company, we opened shop in NYC and did our high level architecture and PM work here, but opened a dev shop in Eastern Europe.

  2. Yes, that is why I am here as a VC in NYC-because I love living here and this is where the customer $$$ are. As outsourcing becomes more prevalent, it becomes easier and easier to develop core technology. However, the one problem I have had, having invested in a number of software companies in the area, is that it is difficult to find high quality, experienced VPs of Engineering and VPs of Product Managment who have launched successful products before.

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