The Startup Universe displays and explores the relationships between startup companies and their founders and investors (Venture Capitalists) since 1990.
Startups are grouped into 19 categories, based on the type of products or services they deliver. Each category is represented by an unique color. In addition to that, startups are visually sized according to the amount of financing they have raised, with each individual round displayed as well.
Startups are positioned within the main interface on a horizontal interactive timeline, based on the year they were founded. Details about each company are provided below the timeline.
By clicking on the left or right columns - Venture Capitalist or Founders' names - tangential stories can be explored: how many startups has a VC company funded and are there any time or startup category trends or patterns? How many startups have been founded by the same person?
Startups, VCs and founders can also be directly browsed by entering a name in the search field.
All data comes from the CrunchBase API.
The Startup Universe aims at being a comprehensive exploratory view of the past 22 years (and counting) of startup life. As you explore our tool, we hope you will discover new stories, relationships and trends.