How the NYU Future Labs Had a Year a Top VC Would Dream Of

Startups from NYU Tandon's three incubators have a 90 percent survival rate and $1 billion in total market cap. How? We asked Vice Dean Kurt Becker.

The NYU Future Labs had an astoundingly good year in 2016, when several of its current and alumnus companies had large funding rounds or were acquired.

A few highlights include a $200 million raise by United Wind, the acquisition of Geometric Intelligence by Uber, a $30 million raise by Clarifai, a $15 million raise by Avanan, and several other raises of more than a million by about a dozen other companies. Not all of these are currently in the program, most have graduated. 

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