In July 2012 I launched Seed-DB, a world-wide database of seed accelerators and the companies they’ve funded. It now tracks hundreds of individual accelerators, thousands of companies, and billions of dollars in funding.
Seed-DB grew out of a research paper I wrote for my MBA thesis at the University of Cambridge in the summer of 2009. At the time, it was the first academic look at seed accelerators and crucially I collected the first sets of data on accelerators and companies. From the summer of 2009 through 2012 the data lived in a handful of Google spreadsheets, before I turned this all into Seed-DB.
Seed-DB has two primary sources of data. The proprietary data is what programs exist, and which companies have come out of each program. Seed-DB also uses Crunchbase and Angellist APIs to get additional data and do further analysis on the seed accelerator ecosystem.
List of accelerators: http://www.seed-db.com/accelerators
Seed-DB Investor Graph: http://www.seed-db.com/investorgraph
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