Whether you are a startupper yourself or have decided to launch an online business, you may need to do a literature view related to startups in your region and on a global level.
The review will help you understand where exactly you stand on the ecosystem of startups and where others (other digital markets) stand and how successful they are and why they fail.
By the way, in this post, I’m going to introduce some hubs where startups are introduced. Three major platforms which are deemed as main sources of information related to digital businesses are venture companies, business magazines, and technology magazines. Ok, Let’s get started.
This magazine introduces startups and gives an overview of them. It also holds events with its writers.
In this platform, one can find a lot of first-hand information about active online business, discover innovative companies, reach people behind them, and pursue new opportunities. There is also a chance for investors to search for and find the company they prefer to capitalize on. Techcrunch is also trusted by over 50 million professional people such as entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople.
500 Startups is a venture company which finds and supports talented startup companies and seed businesses that are believed to have long-term growth potential around the world in order to thrive in the global ecosystem. Right now, 500.co is one of the most active venture capital firms worldwide.
Since its advent in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups has capitalized on more than 2,200 companies via its 4 global funds and 15 thematic funds allotted to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Its 100+ staff works actively in 20 countries to back its global portfolio of investment which is extended within 74 countries.
Some of the remarkable companies which have been supported by 500 Startups are as follows:
- Twilio (NYSE: TWLO)
- Credit Karma, SendGrid (acquired by Twilio)
- GitLab (acquired by Microsoft)
- MakerBot (acquired by SSYS)
- Wildfire (acquired by Google)
- Viki (acquired by Rakuten)
Besides providing seed capital, 500’s Seed Accelerator Programs backs startups with an emphasis on digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for even pre-Seed companies.
Other contributing programs of 500 Startups to the development of an innovation ecosystem include supporting startups and investors through educational programs, holding events and conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.
Another platform which introduces all startups around Europe is Startup.eu. This platform provides detailed and wide-ranging information and consistent analysis of startup companies around Europe. Startup.eu published the data which are received from Angel List and Crunchbase. If one is looking for a clear insight into Europe’s startup ecosystem and wants to know more of their merits and demerits Startup.eu is the right destination. At this website, there are graphs related to the number of employees, Startup Companies’ revenue and the number of investments in the companies across Europe. The information which can be found about a startup company at this website is as follows:
Registered office filing
Date of the most recent filing
Number of employees reported in a most recent filing
Turnover reported in a most recent filing
As a leading platform, Crunchbase is trusted by over 50 million professionals including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople to discover innovative companies, connect with successful owners and CEOs of those businesses and discover new opportunities.
The products of Crunchbase include a database of professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and companies. Its database is great and can be used by market researchers and sales teams.
Another foundation which helps digital businesses to grow rapidly, scale their businesses and maximize their growth potential is called Cloudways. Cloudways stories about startups is a rich source of information for the ones who are seeking for it.
AngelList (angel.co), launched on April 22, 2010, in San Francisco, CA, is a platform for startups, angel investors and those seeking for a job which desires to work in a startup Co. It helps startups with their fundraising processes and discovering talents. Right now, around 4,774,801 companies have registered in this platform whose information is available.
This platform kicked off its recruiting portal in 2012 and in late of the same year launched a portal for accelerators in order to expand its startup-related programs.
Another American Business magazine in which you can find a load of information related to startups, billionaires, emerging businesses and so on is here. This magazine, inaugurated in 1917 is a handy source of startups where one can find a story about them as well. It features first-hand articles on finance, industry, investing as well as marketing. Forbes, inter alia, reports on topics related to technology, communications, science, politics, and legal issues. This magazine is well-known for lists and rankings of the richest Americans, of the world’s top firms and the Billionaires around the globe.
In order to get familiar with startups residing and growing in Indian subcontinent livemint.com, as an Indian premium business news publication, can be of great help. This business paper ranks 2 in terms of readership.
On a daily basis, it provides its readers with first hand national, international news part of which is about business, markets, and startups.
Inc. (inc.com) is a US-based American weekly magazine whose publications cover a wide range of news and reports about startups and small businesses. The magazine annually publishes lists of the 500 and 5000 flourishing small private companies in the U.S., called the “Inc. 500” and “Inc. 5000”. It was founded forty years ago in 1979.
Since 2014, this platform has been specialized to enable African startups to be known, network with media and add value to startups ecosystem in Africa. It helps African digital businesses to uplift their commercial profile.
Myafricanstartup provides startups with:
Giving them a chance to be seen by media partners
Sharing their success stories and innovations
Inviting startups to events or initiatives to accelerate their progress
Presenting startups in less than 5 minutes
Making them visible to media partners
Letting them have free access to the events
Myafricanstartup hosts an annual meeting called “Annual Meeting of African Startup” in which hundreds of African startups get together in an African country where they discuss the topics of the future.
A leading source for news, events, and startups, Venturebeat was founded in 2006. It prepares the ground to help developers, marketers, and business leaders make wiser decisions. Venturebeat offers wide-ranging analysis from analysts and industry insiders. It also coves a wide range of news related to recent tech and startup developments.
How Venturebeat is seen on social media:
- Monthly Uniques: 6 million
- Monthly pageviews: 12 million
- Twitter followers: 711 k followers
- Facebook followers: 434K
- LinkedIn connections with top industry leaders: 334K