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Stats on Startups Registered on CrunchBase

Many thanks to Sameer Al-Sakran for compiling the numbers. Category Started Funded %F ∑Raised TC Posts Advertising 3972 631 16 $8B 996 Biotech 2787 1770 64 $42B 43 Cleantech 1302 719 55 $33B 192 Consulting 3330 176 5 $2B 444 … Continue reading

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Listen to the doctor crystilogic: Kidney, this time with ions and color. It’s a whole crazy world down there. This is one of the thousands of small tubes that urine moves along on its way through the kidney, with all … Continue reading

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What is the world made of?…There are twelve basic building blocks. Six of these are quarks—- they go by the interesting names of up, down, charm, strange, bottom and top. (A proton, for instance, is made of two up quarks … Continue reading

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Gauging the frothiness of the webby/techy/san-fran VC market. Source: Mark Suster. Propagated via one of tumblr’s owners, who added: Based on the NVCA statistics on the venture capital industry, there are [approximately] 1,000 early stage financings every year…. And somewhere … Continue reading

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David Hale laying out the basic facts, in one minute each, on: US housing demand developing-country demand for automobiles volatility in agricultural prices Did you know? Americans burn down 400,000 houses … Continue reading

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http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1 Africans drink 7 litres of commercial beer per year. Chinese drink 35 litres of commercial beer per year. Americans drink 70+ litres of commercial beer per year. (minute 7) From my own little corner of the Earth, it looks … Continue reading

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length of time spent jobless in various American recessions via the Economic Policy Institute   Relatedly, here’s Alan Krueger & Andreas Mueller on reservation wages: This paper presents findings from a survey of 6,025 unemployed workers who were interviewed every … Continue reading

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The ratio of US jobseekers to US jobs stands at 4:1.via John Irons (of argmax.com fame)   The jobs-to-seekers ratio rises immediately during a recession, but does not decrease as quickly after the recession ends. (Is this true in general?) The … Continue reading

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The last decade’s debt record for several rich countries. 3-month Bond Yields owed by some of them:      (SOURCE: Bloomberg) Japan .10% UK .41% Germany .28% US .04% And here’s one of the yield curves (US’):   (Remember, higher … Continue reading

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