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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…

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The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems Ranked

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Silicon Valley, New York City, and Los Angeles topped the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015, a list of the best startup cities released today. A wealth of research went into this ranking, including 11,000 surveys by entrepreneurs and experts in the past five months,…

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These are the 20 Best Cities in the U.S. Where You Can Find a Job Right Now

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to the most recent data from the United States Bureau of Labors Statistics (as recent as June of this year), the unemployment rate currently stands at 5.3 percent. That’s a far improvement from numbers during the 2007-2009 Great Recession, during which the country’s…

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Which Universities Produce the Best Startup Talent?

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s an ongoing debate just how much influence universities have over the startup landscape anymore. There’s an exhaustive list of entrepreneurs who never finished their degrees who actively speak out against the importance of higher ed in the tech industry, and accessing all the…

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The 18 Most-Funded Startup Industries in 2014

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In 2014, the health care industry garnered the highest amount of venture funding and the second-highest number of venture deals: $9.74 billion invested in 1,100 deals, reported Mattermark. And it’s not surprising, with so many opportunities to improve our medical system. Filling out a…

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Buffer Reveals the Best Times to Tweet

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In a recent analysis of almost 5 million tweets, Buffer revealed the best times to tweet to maximize clicks, retweets, favorites, and replies. A social media management platform, Buffer looked at data from 10,000 profiles tweeting between October 2010 and March 2015. To help…

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Which Country is the Happiest in the World?

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite what some people may have thought and in spite of our country’s deficiencies, it seems that the United States isn’t such a terrible country to live in. According to the 2015 World Happiness Report produced by the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Systems Network,…

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Top 20 Chicago Startup Founders Under 30

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you’re unaware: Chicago is a damn good place to start a company. Whether it’s the great community of entrepreneurs and support for women startup founders, to even just the mere beauty of the city itself, there’s plenty of reasons why many Chicago startup…

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Top 15 Most Entrepreneurial Countries in the World

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It may surprise a few people, but the United States isn’t actually one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world – at least when it comes to the percentage of entrepreneurs among its population. According to the 2014 Global Report conduced by the…

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MIT’s 50 Smartest Companies of 2015

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

The MIT Technology Review just released this year’s list of the 50 Smartest Companies, a ranking of what the publication considers companies offering some of the most innovative technologies and business models. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors comes in at the top spot,…