The Rise of Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley vs. New York vs. London

(The original post can be found here on Techcrunch) Falling startup costs have caused an explosion in the number of software companies being started. As a result, new startup ecosystems are springing up all over the world to support the success of these companies and jumpstart regional economic growth. Since startups are one of the biggest drivers of job …

Happy Birthday, Startup Genome!

The Startup Genome was born last February and today at the anniversary mark we’d like to take the time recognize its growth and accomplishments in its first year of existence. Over the last few years technology entrepreneurship has exploded around the globe and has come to be recognized as the primary engine of new job …

Defining the X Chromosome: the DNA of Women Led Startups

Guest post by Pemo Theodore, EZebis For over a year I have been video interviewing venture capitalists, angel investors and women founders trying to investigate the apparent shortfall in funding for women led technology startups.  My goal has been to listen to as many people as I could from both sides of the table, in …

The Entrepreneurial Enlightenment

What makes startups succeed or fail? This is a question we are intent on answering. We believe increasing the success rate of startups has the potential to dramatically increase economic growth all around the world. On May 28th, we released our first report at blog.compass.co. On August 29th we released our first benchmark application, the …