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
European private equity and venture capital investments database
Global Internet Speed Index
QS University Ranking
Ranking of top universities in various categories
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
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.
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