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Top Venture-Backed Drone Startups

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to the Frontier Tech Report released by CB Insights last Friday, drone companies have raised $285 million since 2014. While that’s certainly nowhere close to the amount of funding thus far funneled into space startups, the amount of financing activity into the industry…

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Top Venture-Backed Space Startups

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Since 2014, space startups have raised more than $1.8 billion – with $1.76 billion of that raised in just the first half of 2015 (all thanks to mega-rounds raised by SpaceX and OneWeb). This according to a recently released Frontier Tech Report by CB…

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The 5 Hottest Series C Startups from 2014 

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing Series C startups from last year in its Startup Traction Report, and they are a snapshot of modern trends. We are taking our education into our own hands, learning new skills through General Assembly and Udemy. We are pursuing…

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Carnegie Mellon Tops List of ‘STEMinist’ Colleges [RANKINGS]

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In the last two decades, we’ve seen decreased representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields – with only 15 percent of women pursuing STEM careers compared to 31 percent of men. In colleges across America, men continue to dominate STEM…

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The Top 10 Global Startup Scenes (According to a VC Firm) 

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

SparkLabs, a global seed fund, today released a list of the top 10 global startup scenes in a presentation called Global Technology Trends & Startup Hubs 2015.  The list puts a heavy emphasis on whether startups in the region are exiting: selling or going public…

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Based on the Ashley Madison Data, These are the Most Unfaithful States in America

By | Aug 21, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Do you live in a state where people want to cheat the most on their significant other? According to a an analysis of the leaked Ashley Madison data by data scientist Jake Popham, it seems that Alabama is the the most unfaithful state in…

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The 5 Hottest Series B Startups from 2014 

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing Series B startups from last year, and most of them are living up to the hype in 2015. Series B is typically the third round of funding that a startup raises, after seed and Series A.  The size of…

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The 5 Hottest Finance Startups from 2014

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing finance startups from last year, and four of them happen to be bitcoin-related. Coincidence? “Traditional payment methods are sluggish, costly, and insecure compared to bitcoin. This financial technology has the potential to revolutionize the economy and make it more…

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The 20 Startup Ecosystems with the Most Remote Employees

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

In the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world, an average of 26% of startup employees work remotely, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – an indication of just how popular remote work is among the tech-savvy crowd. In Silicon Valley,…

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The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems by Engineer Salary

By | Aug 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world pay software engineers $72,000 on average, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – with a $118,000 average engineer salary in Silicon Valley. The seven cities with the highest engineer salaries are all in…

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These are the Countries Where Most Venture Capital is Invested

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 5:20 pm

According to a recent study by Ernst & Young, the United States continues to draw the most venture capital investment in the world. In particular, despite the spreading availability of venture capital across the country as well as the growth of very many different…

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The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems by Percentage of Female Founders

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world average 18 percent female founders, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – an improvement from 2012’s numbers but still nowhere near a gender balance. Chicago had the highest percentage of female founders in…

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The 5 Hottest Analytics Startups of 2014

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing analytics startups from last year, and we wanted to know: to what do they attribute their massive growth? From their responses, it’s clear that what works for one startup doesn’t necessarily work for another. DoubleDutch (ranked #3), which focuses…

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Top 25 Highest-Paying College Majors

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As we approach the period at which college students begin (or continue) their higher education journeys, those of us who have already been through those transformative years are once again reminded of our misguided decisions to pursue that art history/creative writing/music/religious studies/[insert your creative…