Posts filed under “Seed accelerators”

New Seed-DB research published

Seed-DB has been a member of the Accelerator Assembly since the organization began last year.  The Accelerator Assembly is a “Startup Europe” initiative funded by the European Commission, but importantly is an industry-led network.  It was founded by seed accelerators in Europe (Seedcamp, TechStars/Springboard, Bethnal Green Ventures), as well as Startup Weekend, Seed-DB, and several others, with […]

Seed-DB in the Economist!, new feature launches, 2014 plans, and more

Happy New Year!  In light of the Economist article this week that featured Seed-DB data, I’ve got a whole bunch of new features to share that just launched, some benchmarks on Seed-DB data, and plans for 2014. Economist article This week’s issue of the Economist features a special report on “Tech Startups”, and I’m happy […]

Announcing the Seed-DB Investor Graph, and responding to the ‘VC Zombie’ s**tstorm

Seed-DB Investor Graph: EXCLUSIVE first look “Zombie VC” s**tstorm & Crunchbase data TechStars expands by merging with existing programs Seed-DB Investor Graph – EXCLUSIVE first look I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Seed-DB Investor Graph! The Investor Graph shows the web of VC and angel funding, by detailing who has funded which accelerators/companies […]

Three new features in Seed-DB

I’m pleased to say that Seed-DB now has three new features!  Some of these come from direct feedback; others are features I’ve been planning to add for a while.  I hope you find them useful. Median + Average funding Brad Feld got in touch with me to refer me to his post where he discusses […]

Seed-DB: a month of changes

Seed-DB was launched on July 25th, and since then it’s been a fascinating ride.  Here is the latest news on everything related to seed accelerators and Seed-DB. Follow Seed-DB on Twitter Seed-DB now has a Twitter account: @GoSeedDB.  Follow it to get all of the latest updates and announcements on the site.  Like this newsletter, […]

Introducing Seed-DB: a database of seed accelerators and their companies

I’m pleased to announce Seed-DB, a database of seed accelerators and the companies they have accelerated.  I originally started assembling this data in the summer of 2009 as part of the research paper I wrote for my MBA thesis at the University of Cambridge: “Copying Y Combinator: a framework for developing Seed Accelerator programs.”  Ever […]

Five baseline assumptions on seed accelerators

There has been an explosion of new seed accelerators recently, and with that comes an explosion of press interest, blog articles, and more. I was even interviewed for a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, though my quotes were all cut. (Speaking of which, I learned a lot of about media through that experience. […]