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featured post 2016 Global Innovation Investment Report now available!
Jan 11, 2017 by Alexandra Mack

The new year is upon us, and it’s a great time to set out on the right foot by incorporating data into decision-making and business strategy. Crunchbase has access to all data around the innovation economy, and we’re illuminating the trends from 2016 – and what to look out for in 2017. Here’s a peek...

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Startup Calendar for August 25th
Aug 25, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Internet of Things Conference 2015 (Berlin, Germany) TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 (San Francisco, CA) NewCo San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Startup Stir Guerrilla Marketing for Startups (Boston, MA) Getting Real: The Startup Sales Workshop (San Francisco, CA) Mobile Growth Hackers Reykjavik (Reykjavik,…

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Methodology for Assigning Gender to Profiles
Aug 24, 2015 by Matt Kaufman

To cast a better light on diversity in the startup community, CrunchBase published two reports on gender this summer.  The first focused on growth of female founded startups since 2009 followed up with our report on top universities graduating the most female founders.  Both analysis were powered by the CrunchBase Dataset. Determining gender for hundreds of thousands of profiles was no…

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Startup Calendar for August 18
Aug 18, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: OpenStack Day Seattle 2015 (Seattle, WA) Cassandra Summit 2015 (Santa Clara, CA) Traction Conference 2015 (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Asia Pacific CEO Congress 2015 (Singapore, Singapore) Mobile Growth Best Practices (San Francisco, CA) ISE West Executive Forum & Awards (San Francisco, CA) Food…

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Startup Calendar for August 11th
Aug 11, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: ATECH (Oranjestad, Aruba) DEMO Traction Enterprise (Boston, MA) TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Growth Hacking Advanced Tactics (San Francisco, CA) Startup Socials Summer Mixer (San Francisco, CA) Mobile Growth Hackers (Chicago, IL) ITU Gate Demo Day (San Francisco, CA) Front…

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CrunchBase in D.C. to Support Diversity at White House Demo Day
Aug 06, 2015 by Azadeh Fakouri

This week, I visited Washington D.C. with Matt Kaufman, President of CrunchBase and Gené Teare, Head of Content, to support diversity in the entrepreneurial community. At CrunchBase, we recognize the importance of diversity in the startup ecosystem.  In March, we began a comprehensive study of women startup founders by expanding our dataset to include gender…

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CrunchBase Report: Harvard, Stanford And MIT Top The List Of Schools For Female Founders
Aug 05, 2015 by Gené Teare

Editor’s note: Gené Teare (@geneteare), a past female founder, heads up the CrunchBase Venture Program and CrunchBase’s data work. Ned Desmond (@neddesmond) is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase. Cory Cox, an analyst at CrunchBase, contributed to this post. This report was originally posted on TechCrunch. CrunchBase Female Founders Study (Part 2) In May this year, CrunchBase published its first report…

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Startup Calendar for August 4th
Aug 04, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Waterloo Innovation Summit (Waterloo, Ontario) Venture Days 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic) Mindtrek Openmind 2015 (Tampere, Finland) Other events: An Evening of HR Innovation (San Francisco, CA) FundingPost Conference (San Diego, CA) Innovation for Jobs (Mountain View, CA) Hack the City 2015 (Chiasso, Switzerland) Innovation World Cup Conference…

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Investments For Hearables Surge
Jul 30, 2015 by Ruochen Huang

Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a TechCrunch article by Ruochen Huang. These days the hardware you put in your ear can do much more than just play music. Although new technologies are just coming to market, the earworn wearables sector has companies developing products that change the way people perceive devices worn in and around the ear…

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Startup Calendar for July 28th
Jul 28, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: SYNC SF 2015 (San Francisco, CA) Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit (Los Angeles, CA) Techonomy Detroit 2015 (Detroit, MI) Other events: Top Tips & Tricks to Drive Mobile Growth (Boston, MA) Community Building Growth Tactics (San Francisco, CA) Partner Appreciation Cocktail Party (New York, NY) Joining…

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Startup Calendar for July 21st
Jul 21, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Respawn (Köln, Germany) SET EXPO 2015 (São Paulo, Brazil) Mind the Product London 2015 (London, UK) Other events: Mobile Growth (Marina Del Rey, CA) Traditional vs. Corporate VC (San Francisco, CA) Robotics as a Business (San Mateo, CA) Agile Global Conference (Washington, DC) FundingPost…

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