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  • 84,440 Startups
  • 26,421 Founders
  • 14,737 Deals
  • 5,912 Investors
  • 518 Curated Maps


A platform for startup communities everywhere.

Startup Genome is a free and open platform for collecting, curating and analyzing data about the startups, entrepreneurs, investors and community enablers in your local startup community. Use Startup Genome to measure and promote your city, state or country's startup community, or use the Startup Genome API to power your local projects. Learn More.

Who Is This For?

  • Community Builders

    Focused on growing and connecting their local startup community.

  • 1st Time Entrepreneurs

    Trying to get plugged in to their city's startup scene.

  • Startups & Investors

    Trying to find talent, partners and each other.

  • Economic Researchers

    Looking to better understand their city's entrepreneurial climate.

838 Curators and Counting

Startup Genome curators are already leaders in their local startup communities. They organize events, lead clubs and organizations, or support their community in different ways. Many were mapping their local startup scene before Startup Genome was built.

  • 518 Curated Maps
  • in 426 Cities
  • 238 States/Provinces/Regions
  • and 94 Countries

Who Are We?

  • Dave Lerner Dave Lerner
  • Geoff Wood Geoff Wood
  • James Thompson James Thompson
  • Shane Reiser Shane Reiser
  • tom woodward tom woodward
  • GoodTwin GoodTwin
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Looking for the Startup Genome Reports? Go here: blog.startupcompass.coor contact Bjoern Herrmann at