About

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

Co-founder

Daft Labs

Development Team

The Kauffman Foundation

Sugar Daddy

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