Gilt Groupe’s Kevin Ryan Says There Is No BubbleMay 21, 2011
by Josh Zelman
Heading into TechCrunch Disrupt, New York, we pulled a couple excerpts from Chris Dixon’s freshly shot Founder Stories interview with Gilt Groupe’s CEO & Founder, Kevin Ryan. Ryan, who will be speaking at the conference dismisses talk of the so-called “tech bubble” and dives into the “renaissance” of the New York Tech scene.
Responding to a recent “Economist” article which cautions of a tech bust, Ryan, the former DoubleClick CEO says, “They are completely wrong.”
Ryan and Dixon break it down above. (Note that this was filmed before LinkedIn’s blowout IPO on Thursday).
In the below exchange Dixon and Ryan discuss the emergence of the New York Tech scene. Ryan tells Dixon, “I could not be more bullish about what is happening in New York.” Going on to say, “the core fundamentals in New York are fantastic.”
Ryan also explains why New York is a pipeline for talent, and why Boston is hardly mentioned in the same breath.
Watch the video here: