Data mining the global start-ups and venture capital ecosystem

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AngelList is a platform for startups—started by the dudes who do Venture Hacks.’ It lists over 650k profiles of entrepreneurs, start-up professionals, VCs and business angels – globally. We’re preparing an analysis of the gender gap in the global startup ecosystem and access to financing, which will be disclosed just before the Women’s Forum which takes place soon in Deauville, France. AngelList, as source, has a strong bias towards the United-States. However it’s interesting to look at which places, which markets attract most interest from global investors. In the chart below, we only show the first destination for a given country (this is either the country name, or a main city). 2014_FDIMagnet_Top_AngelList_InvestPlaces Many places have a vibrant start-up ecosystem and don’t show up in this board. Many countries still need to reach out to their Diaspora in the United-States and Europe to build a well financed start-up ecosystem, to create global networks of experts.

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About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

NamSor launched FDIMagnet,  a consulting offering to help Investment Promotion Agencies and High-Tech Clusters leverage a Diaspora to connect with business and scientific communities abroad. NamSor is committed to promote diversity and equal opportunity.

We support the @GenderGapGrader initiative.

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