Recommended Data Sources

Below you can find a list of databases with global data for benchmarking.

Angel Capital Association

North American Business Angel association publishing activity data of business angels in the US and Canada

Atomico State of European Tech Report

Annual report aggregating data and insights on European tech ecosystems covering different aspects from investments to job creation


Annually updated list of active unicorns (tech startups evaluated > USD 1 bn) worldwide

Global company analysis database tracking the growth of start-ups


Global start-up investment database


European focused start-up investment database

Decoding Digital Talent

Periodic global survey among digital talents about their favorite destinations by Boston Consulting Group

EBAN - European Business Angel Network

Annual Statistics Compendium on Business Angel activity in Europe

European Startup Monitor

Study based on a survey among European founders and gauges their opinions.

GALI - Global Accelerator Learning Initiative

Longitudinal study on more than 23,000 ventures that applied to participate accelerator programs between 2013 - 2020

GEDI - The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index

US-based think tank collecting data and producing indices on the development of start-up ecosystems worldwide


Access to the Github developer platform REST API, offering information on developer communities around the world

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Annual survey and report on entrepreneurship framework conditions around the world by the Kauffman Foundation

Invest Europe

European private equity and venture capital investments database


Global Internet Speed Index

QS University Ranking

Ranking of top universities in various categories

Seed DB

A global dataset of accelerators and participating start-ups based on Crunchbase data

Stackoverflow Developer Survey

Global Survey of around 65,000 developers conducted by stackoverflow

Startup Blink

Platform for crowd-sourced list of startups and accelerators worldwide. Also publishes ecosystem reports.

Startup Europe Partnership

A collection of analyses on European scale-ups powered by Startup Europe.

Startup Heatmap Europe

Collection of 1st and 3rd party data on start-up ecosystems for 100 cities in Europe


Aggregator of city-level data ranging from quality of life indices to crime rates.

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report

Annual report published by consultancy firm Startup Genome on top ecosystems in the world.

UBI Global

Ranking of university based incubators worldwide


Open data on African start-ups; can be searched by tag, sector, country and fundraising status

World Bank Ease of Doing Business

Study by the World Bank on regulations governing the economic activities in countries around the world