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United States Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Population
328.2
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Ecommerce & Retail
#1 worldwide
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Education
#1 worldwide
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Energy & Environment
#1 worldwide

notable startups
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<p>The United States Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 1 globally, and shows a strong hold by 0 spots since 2020. United States also ranks at number 1 for startups in North America.</p></p> There are 267 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in United States and the top ranked city in United States is San Francisco Bay at 1 globally. San Francisco Bay is followed by New York at 2 and Los Angeles Area at 4.</p></p> United States is an ideal place to locate for Ecommerce & Retail, Education and Energy & Environment startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 10750 Ecommerce & Retail startups in United States, 3739 Education startups in United States and 3094 Energy & Environment startups in United States, on the StartupBlink Map.</p></p> On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 29176 startups in United States, 147 accelerators in United States, 291 coworking spaces in United States, 320 organizations in United States and 113 leaders in United States.</p>

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Developers trust Stack Overflow to help solve coding problems and use Stack Overflow Careers to find job opportunities. We’re committed to making the internet a better place, and our products aim to enrich the lives of developers as they grow and mature in their careers. Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow sees 40 million visitors each month and is the flagship site of the Stack Exchange network, home to 150+ Q&A sites dedicated to niche topics. Read more
DuckDuckGo is a general search engine with: --No tracking. --Better instant answers. --Way less spam and clutter. More at https://duckduckgo.com/press/ Read more
Founded by a small group of great minds in the back of a Paris cafe, Criteo rapidly became the global leader in digital performance advertising in a few short years. Driving this growth: tech superiority and data-rich customer insights, measurable ROI for our clients, and the ingenuity and spirit of our 1700+ employees worldwide. Unlike the vast majority of the market, we use a transparent cost-per-click model and we measure value purely on post-click sales. This demanding model is supported by ongoing, automated learning of each shopper wherever they are in mobile apps or online, along with your campaign’s performance against thousands of variations of dynamically-created ads. Our digital advertising solutions intelligently convert new customers and re-engage existing ones with the discovery of welcomed products. Read more
Medium is rethinking how ideas and storied are shared with the world. We believe: - Great ideas can come from anywhere - People create better things together - Design matters at a deep level We also care deeply about how media shapes the lives of individuals and the decisions of society — and we think it can be better. We have a world-class engineering and design team, which we are looking to grow slowly and deliberately. Let us know if you're interested.  Read more
At TripAdvisor, we believe in the power of travel — and in helping you make the most of every trip. With over 500 million candid traveler reviews, we can help you make the right choice when you shop for hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Read more
This year we're focused on three things: Amazing features specifically for the creators of Yelp's unmatched local review content - namely our incredible community. International expansion - bringing Yelp to the world. Closing the loop with local businesses - Yelp Platform and more tools to help businesses see the value they're getting from Yelp.  Read more
Origami Logic is changing the way businesses measure, analyze, and optimize their marketing efforts. Through its next-gen marketing intelligence platform, organizations derive greater value from their disparate marketing data and make better decisions, faster. The company, based in Menlo Park, Calif., is backed by leading investors, including Accel Partners, Jafco Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners, and is led by a team with previous experiences at Facebook, Google, Jive Software, Juniper Networks, Responsys, Tealeaf, and Yahoo. For more information, please visit www.origamilogic.com or follow us on Twitter @OrigamiLogic. Read more
Trusted by millions of people from all over the world, Trello is the easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything.The company raised $10.3 million in a Series A round of funding led by Spark Capital and Index Ventures. Trello has over 4.75 million users. Read more
Khan Academy is a non-profit that provides a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We're building a virtual classroom to support millions of learners in assessing knowledge, encouraging cooperative learning, and providing real-time learner data. We're radically rethinking how to leverage technology inside and outside the classroom. http://www.khanacademy.org/about Interested in social ROI? Contact donate at khanacademy.org.  Read more
Giphy is the best way to search, share, and discover GIFs on the Internet. Similar to the way other search engines work, the majority of our content comes from indexing based on the best and most popular GIFs and search terms across the web. We organize all those GIFs so you can find the good content easier and share it out through your social channels. We also feature some of our favorite GIF artists and work with brands to create and promote their original GIF content. Giphy accounts are free and let you save all of your uploaded and favorited GIFs to one easy-to-find place. Giphy GIFs also play on Facebook and Twitter. We can even get them onto Instagram! To create an account, visit giphy.com/join. (If you're a brand and would like to create an official brand account i.e. giphy.com/gameofthrones, please visit giphy.com/partners to get in touch). Read more
Gofundme is a fundraising platform for causes and people varied. Read more
OpenSea is a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto goods. Read more
Jivox is a complete platform for interactive video advertising from creative customization to campaign execution and analytics. The Jivox technology enables brand advertisers, digital agencies and publishers to deliver highly engaging video ads powered by interactive and social sharing widgets.  Read more
Deep Forest Media Smart Advertising Platform provides an integrated system for mobile advertisers to truly realize the value of their marketing spend. Our platform integrates with the various mobile ad networks and provides a uniform set of analytics and insights. Our closed loop optimization algorithms use large scale data mining to automatically optimize advertiser spend across the various ad networks for maximum ROI. The framework optimizes results both within and across the various sources of inventory including mobile web, in-app impressions, and RTB exchanges. Read more
Online learning software in K12 is one of the fastest growing markets on the planet, and Clever is quickly becoming the infrastructure these apps depend on. Today, many of the biggest and most innovative applications in education are already powered by Clever, and our platform is just getting started. Read more
Eventbrite brings people together around the power of live events. Founded in 2006, the innovative ticketing, registration, and event discovery platform has sold more than 140M tickets in 176 countries, and processed over $2B in gross ticket sales (25% of the in the last six months). We’re transforming the ticketing and registration industry from the ground up, and we're looking for amazing people to help us change the way people get together.  Read more
From giants of the publishing industry to art-school graduates seeking a first job, issuu gives anyone with digitally bound content the ability to upload and distribute their publications worldwide. In just minutes. And as often as they’d like. Each day, more than 20,000 publications are uploaded, including magazines, newspapers, portfolios, catalogs, corporate literature, DIY guides, community programs … you name it. Once published on issuu, publications become instantly available to active readers in every corner of the globe who use our site and mobile apps to discover and engage with whatever interests them. On any device. Presented in a beautiful, magazine-like reader. Read more
PubMatic enables publishers to realize the full potential of their digital assets. Since its founding in 2006, PubMatic has consistently been first-to-market with industry-changing products, services and systems for publishers. Our products are supported by always-on consulting and services that reflect our belief in putting publishers' needs first. Read more
FitStar is building a next-generation mobile fitness platform that inspires millions of people to get fit and live healthier lives. We’re a small team with big plans to disrupt the $100 million fitness industry. We’ve only just begun, but we’ve already made a splash with our first app release in June with an Apple Editor’s Choice award and lots of media coverage. We’re here because we’re passionate about health and fitness, and building engaging consumer experiences. With a recent move into a new space in the mid-Market area, we are ready to grow our high performance, low ego team. To learn more about Fitstar, check out fitstar.com or download our app at appstore.com/fitstartonygonzalez.  Read more
StockTwits is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. We provide real-time streams of insights, ideas and information that are used by investors, analysts, media and others as they research stocks and manage their investments. More than 300,000+ investors, market professionals and public companies share information and ideas about the markets and stocks using StockTwits. The content is viewed by an audience of over 40 million across the financial web.  Read more
Streamable is an internet video streaming company that powers innovative video experiences for bloggers and publishers around the world. Read more
Order online from Chicago delivery and pickup restaurants. Whatever you're thinkin' Chicago, we got you. Read more
We give publishers a new way to promote their content. We give people a new way to discover interesting articles. Our team focuses on machine learning algorithms to surface related content from a private network of approved publishers. Publishers install our widget which promotes content from similar blogs and in return we promote their content on other similar blogs as well as ZergNet.com. ZergNet.com receives over 12 million unique visitors a month and we launched in 2012. Check out www.ZergNet.com/info for more info and www.quantcast.com/zergnet.com for more traffic data.  Read more
Foursquare is a technology company that uses location intelligence to build meaningful consumer experiences and business solutions. We have two mobile apps: Foursquare and Swarm, and a suite of enterprise and advertising tools. For consumers, we believe the world is full of amazing experiences. We make two apps to help guide you to them: Foursquare and Swarm. The Foursquare app helps you discover new places, with recommendations from a community you trust. Find a better experience, anywhere in the world. Read more
SalesIQ is a unique sales and marketing automation platform that has website visitor tracking software, analytics and live chat rolled into one platform. We built it to maximize the ROI on your content, SEO, Adwords and email marketing efforts. Convert website visitors into happy paying customers. Identify fresh leads, segment, capture and communicate in real time. Any business that has a website, it can be either B2B, B2C or a eCommerce store is a target customer. Read more
Engineering Team: At Snapchat, we've been able to accomplish an enormous amount with 25 engineers. Our users send over 700M snaps/day, making it one of the most-used apps in the world. Our Stories feature is also amassing over 500 million views per day. Check out our latest update Snapchat Here (May 1st): http://tinyurl.com/SnapchatHERE Product: Experience a unique way to share life with friends. Snap a photo or a video, add a caption, and send it to a friend (or maybe a few). They'll view it, laugh, and then the snap disappears from the screen - unless your friend takes a screenshot! The image might be a little grainy, and you may not look your best, but that's the point. It's about the moment, a connection between friends, and not just a pretty picture. The allure of fleeting messages reminds us about the beauty of friendship - we don't need a reason to stay in touch. Give it a try, share a moment, and enjoy the lightness of being! Read more
Substack makes it simple for a writer to start an email newsletter that makes money from subscriptions. Read more
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based business and clinical services for physician practices. The Company's service offerings are based on proprietary web-native practice management, electronic health record (EHR) software, a continuously updated payer knowledge-base and integrated back-office service operations. Read more
The leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale. Showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries. Read more
OkCupid is the best dating site on Earth, with apps for iOS and Android. Start meeting people today! Read more
QuillBot is a startup developing an AI writing tool that reconstructs its user's writing to be more clear and concise. Read more
Depositphotos is the fastest growing stock photo agency in the world. Founded in 2009, it soon established itself as an economical alternative for stock photos and vector illustrations. Presently Depositphotos offers over 4 million stock images sold under royalty-free licenses. The stock photo library increases daily by thousands of images, carefully checked and selected by moderators. Depositphotos serves customers worldwide and is the best source for royalty-free photos and vector art.  Read more
MyFitnessPal is a free, comprehensive nutrition and fitness system that makes it easy for you to attain your fitness goals and live healthier. Take advantage of MyFitnessPal’s precise, personalized & powerful tools, like our vast meal database of over 3 million foods, and incredibly simple food & exercise trackers. Connect with your friends and become part of our active, global community of more than 50 million people, each on their own journey to health. Read more
Disqus is a commenting platform that enables websites to build active communities. Communities powered by Disqus are connected through a shared network of users and discussion. Explore Disqus communities at http://disqus.com/explore Read more
The Athletic is an online media company that specializes in online news publishing for the sports industry. Read more
TheBlaze is an online news, information, entertainment, and e-commerce destination spanning all media including video, radio, publishing, the Internet, and TV. The exclusive home of The Glenn Beck Program, TheBlaze is one of the world’s largest subscription streaming video networks with a news, information and opinion website brought to you by a dedicated team of writers, journalists & video producers. Read more
More small engines are produced each year in the world than automobiles. In the near future, many small engine manufacturers will be forced to adopt Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) as emission regulations become more stringent. While 100% of current automobiles have EFI, less than 10% of small engines do. PicoSpray has developed a novel EFI technology that will allow small engine manufacturers to meet these emissions regulations while being 1/3-1/2 the cost of currently EFI systems. Read more
Zoosk is a leading online dating company that learns as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you're likely to discover mutual attraction. Zoosk's mission is to empower everyone to lead a more fulfilling love life. Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking™ technology is constantly learning from the actions of over 25 million members in order to deliver better matches in real time. With the #1 grossing online dating app and a top 20 grossing app overall in the Apple App Store, Zoosk is a market leader in mobile dating. Available in over 80 countries and translated into 25 languages, Zoosk is a truly global online dating platform.  Read more
Does an interesting photo pique our attention more than a usual photo? Does an attention catching video actually induce a significant brainwave signal? Can the brainwave signal analysis allow us to predict what goes viral on social media? Our product, Neuroclick, aims to explore the relationship between brainwave signals and “interest” that users develop to various external stimuli. In pursuit of this goal, we develop a platform consisting of various tools to interface with the Neurosky device, perform semi automated experiments with users and archive data anonymously. We also perform data analysis on the gathered data to find relations which can help answer today’s tough questions like “Will this picture of my cat go viral?” :) Apart from judging cute cat photos, this technology could also find applications in design, advertising, marketing, A/B testing and various other fields, which might benefit from the knowledge of user attention/interest.  Read more
With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice.  Read more
Our goal at Evernote is to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. From saving thoughts and ideas to preserving experiences to working efficiently with others, Evernote’s collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive.  Read more
Matterport makes it easy for anyone to create immersive cloud-based 3D models of real-world spaces that can be experienced, changed, and shared online. Read more
Jobs2Careers is the fastest growing job search engine. Launched in 2010, over 11 million monthly job seekers already trust us in their job search – and we’ve only just begun! Read more
EMBS is dedicated to studying problems in biology and medicine which might be aided in solution by use of electronic engineering principles. Read more
Amino Apps enables people to discover, develop, and express their interests and passions. Read more
Kraken.com is Payward's exchange for arbitrary assets with support for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Namecoin, Ripple and Ven. Those familiar with forex will enjoy the service's margin trading and advanced order types. Payward is servicing customers globally and has local banking relationships in the United States, European Union and South Korea, with more coming soon. Customers in the US can currently enjoy cryptocurrency trading, and in a few states national currency trading as well. We're in the process of rolling through our money transmitter license applications and will be launching national currency trading for more US states in early 2014. National currencies currently supported: USD, EUR, KRW Digital currencies currently supported: XBT, XRP, LTC, NMC, VEN Investor deck available upon request. Give it a whirl at https://kraken.com Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United States Ranked by StartupBlink

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328.966
29.14
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11.43
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58.441
11.23
43.41
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49.835
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40.53
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24.329
3.49
17.04
3.80
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19.121
4.37
10.95
3.80
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18.598
3.20
11.60
3.80
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18.064
3.47
10.79
3.80
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17.272
2.64
10.83
3.80
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15.535
2.90
8.84
3.80
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