October 02, 2014 10:00 ET

Waywire Powers Video for Hub for NY Tech -- Digital.NYC

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Digital.NYC, an online portal that connects the city's burgeoning entrepreneur community to investors and tech talent. New York City is "a natural and strengthening tech hub," de Blasio said at a press conference in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood at the lauch.

Waywire was on chosen to power the city's first curated tech video channel
Videos.Digital.NYC. "This is the first comprehensive, unified platform for an entire digital ecosystem," says Gust founder and angel investor extraordinaire, David S. Rose. "Every single startup, investor, blog, news story, tweet. Every single thing. All pulled together from a dozen or more independent sources, normalized and cross-correlated."

"Today the New York Tech scene is exploding. It's alive with talent, innovation, passion, and capital," said Steven Rosenbaum CEO of and Author of Curation Nation. Waywire is proud to announce our partnership in powering with videos. Digital.NYC, and powering the launch of an official online hub of the New York City digital and technology ecosystem.

"Cities don't magically embrace new industries" said Rosenbaum "Here government either stands in the way, or lends a hand. Mayor de Blasio has taken a dramatic step to enhance and support New York's newest growth industry."

"Helping the startup community find meaningful and actionable content is a great opportunity to use our technology to make a contribution to the city. We're excited to see Digital.NYC provide a central base for the next generation of billion dollar startups" said Rosenbaum.

About Digital NYC

Digital.NYC is the official online hub of the New York City digital and technology ecosystem. It is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, IBM, and Gust.


The Waywire Enterprise platform currently provides video curation technology for sites including media, publishing, and e-commerce to include NY Magazine, AARP, BBC America, Columbia University, Time Out NY and hundreds more. hosts more than 600 channels of curated video content, driven by it's patented technology #8,117,545, and 8,812,956. Investors include Rose Tech Ventures, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Reid Hoffman, Oprah Winfrey, Innovation Ventures, Ogden Capital and Next Stage Capital.

Contact Information

  • For more Information Contact:

    Biancia Francis
    Director, Platform Partnerships and Content Curation