The Next Web came out with a list of the 50 people you need to watch in New York City’s tech scene. We scoured the list for folks living in or working from the County of Kings.
We probably missed a couple folks who are Brooklynites, but that just goes to show that New Yorkers should stop putting “New York” as their location on Twitter. That’s pretty broad, folks. Let us know your neighborhood.
Jenna Wortham — @JennyDeluxe
Jesse Israel — @jesseisrael
Founded a music label that also invests in music technology: Cantora.
Baratunde Thurston — @Baratunde
Former Onion writer who cofounded Cultivated Wit. He’s a comic and a writer and delivering a variety of online content with his partners.
Alexis Ohanian — @alexisohanian
Wrote a book called Without Their Permission and involved himself with many startups, including one called… umm… Reddit?
Danya Cheskis-Gold — @danyacg
Early employee at SkillShare, now at Spark Capital. On her about.me page she writes: “Side projects include: Pop-Up Shabbat, a seasonal, “Jewishly sourced” restaurant), and First20, a community and book for early stage startup employees.”
Maria Popova — @brainpicker
Curator of what’s interesting and inspiring, here. Get on her email list. See her writing everywhere that’s really good.
William Peng — @wp
He’s been part of two firms acquired by Facebook. Now, on the website of the venture he is part of today, Red Swan Ventures, he describes himself this way: “Will likes to make ice cream almost as much as he likes to eat it, and owns too many cardigans.”
They made Kickstarter, which, like, changed everything.
Joshua Cummings — @klinenyc
An architect now trying to reinvent sketchbooks.
Give us some time. We’ll do a full list of 50 Brooklynites to watch out for in tech.
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