A startup is a new business venture in the form of a company or organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. These companies are innovative in a process of development, validation and research for target markets. Funds to start these businesses are provided by investors such as venture capitalists through various rounds. TechCrunch has created a platform, called Crunchbase, which is basically a Wikipedia for startups and investors. With the help of this crowd sourced data, our visualization aims to extract information about funding by venture capitalists, and the progress of startups through their stages of funding.
WHERE ARE STARTUP INVESTORS LOCATED?

Total Amount of Investment by Country

Percentage of Investment by Country

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Countries where investors are located
Venture Capitalists are from countries all over the world. And they fund startups that are located in other countries. But

78%

of all VCs funded invested in startups located in their own country. These graphs show the amount of funding given from each country to other countries.
WHAT MARKETS ARE BEING FUNDED?
Markets
Different markets attract different amounts of funding throughout time. Click on the different markets to see the number of startups funded over time (top half of the graph) and the amount that they were funded over time (lower half of the graph) and see how they compare to the aggregate funding given over time.
WHAT MARKETS ARE UNICORNS GETTING FUNDING FOR?

Unicorns

All Startups

Unicorns, companies valued at over $1 Billion dollars, attract slightly different types of funding than the entire startup market. This data shows that although BioTech is highly funded in the startup world, many unicorns are not in that market. Unicorns in E-Commerce, Advertising, and Software are the most highly funded. Click on the different markets to see how they compare to the entire startup market as well as to see how individual startups were funded over time.