What we believe

We believe in open data and collaboration.

We believe great companies are being built everywhere.

We believe communities should strive to be better version of themselves, not replicate Silicon Valley.

We believe a better data set can be achieved through a combination of intense cleansing and automation balanced with local curation from real humans that care.

Read Startup Genome CEO Shane Reiser's entry Why We Should Actively Track and Measure Startup Communities in Kauffman's Thoughtbook 2015.

Our Team

We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission: to unite communities in a collective effort to understand and grow their local startup community.

Shane Reiser

Co-founder and CEO

Dave Lerner


Daft Labs

Development Team

The Kauffman Foundation

Sugar Daddy


curators and counting