Waterloo, The David vs. Goliath of Startup Ecosystems

This new Compass research report presents the first Ecosystem Lifecycle model plus lessons that apply to startups and ecosystem leaders worldwide. It marks the first time the wealth of data compiled for the Global report 2015 is used to perform an in-depth analysis of an ecosystem. It also offers recommendations as to how small and medium-sized ecosystems can accelerate their growth and compete with…

Estonia Startup Ecosystem Report

The full Estonia report including ecosystem metrics and benchmarks can be downloaded here. This report builds on the wealth of data compiled for the Global Ranking 2015 with the support of CrunchBase and more than 65 partners. While small, the Estonia startup ecosystem is growing very rapidly, building on the several success stories it has…

The 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking

Download the free complete report here. Welcome to the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking. It has been almost three years since the last Startup Ecosystem Report was released (in November 2012), and since then the startup sector has grown at a booming pace. The centerpiece of the 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking is our updated and revamped…

How Much Should You Pay Your Engineers? (Infographic)

by Cheyenne Richards With the world’s ever-expanding appetite for great engineering talent, hiring is becoming a larger and larger challenge for tech companies. Never has it been more critical to know just how much you should pay that promising candidate.  If you’re a startup — How do your salaries compete with more traditional IT firms? Where…

The Startup Revolution Series — Part 3: The Rise of the Startup

By Max Marmer, Compass Co-Founder Emeritus and Cheyenne Richards, Compass Writer and Marketer This is the third installment in the Startup Revolution Series. In the first post, we suggested humanity may be approaching—or have already passed—the tipping point between the Industrial and Information Eras. In the second, we provided data that demonstrates fairly conclusively that…

CrunchBase and Compass (formerly Startup Genome) Partner to Rank Global Startup Ecosystems in 2015

The survey for the 2015 Startup Ecosystem Report kicks off today — in a partnership by CrunchBase and Compass. Participate here. San Francisco, CA, 4 February 2015—CrunchBase, the world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity, and Compass, creator of the most extensive benchmark data for startup performance, announce the kickoff of a collaborative project that…

The Startup Revolution Series — Part 2: The Decline of the Blue Chip

by Max Marmer, Compass Co-Founder Emeritus This is the second post in the Startup Revolution series. The first may be found here. In the last post, we suggested humanity may be approaching—or have already passed—the tipping point between the Industrial and Information Eras. Now we will delve deeper into why the old wisdom no longer…

Weekly Startup Community Roundup: 01/12/15

Weekly Startup Community Roundup: 01/12/15

DeathtoStock_Medium6For the latest installment of our weekly roundup of startup community news around the globe, we scoured the nets looking for interesting stories. We found interesting news from Seattle, Wasraw, Tel Aviv, and many more. Click to see the full list.

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