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In response to yesterday's infographic illustrating how we've launched 415 companies in just 2.5 years, we have received a ton of requests to divulge more data about the program. Well, ask and you shall receive.
 
As previously reported, we have graduated 483 founders, helping to launch 415 companies. As a measure of success, 79% of these companies are either operating on or ahead of schedule after the first year, while 21% are either in the process of a pivot, or dormant. This is close to inverse of the average, where approximately 90% of startups fail within the first year. 
 
Here's some more data about our 415 companies: 
  • 21% have a female founder
  • They have created ~2,000 jobs 
  • ~40% of are funded (>$30 MM in outside funding secured)
  • Geographic Breakdown: 
    • US: 74% (307)
    • Europe: 15% (61)
    • Asia: 40, or 9% (40)
    • South America: 2% (7)
  • Business Category Breakdown: 
    • Digital Media / Content: 9%
    • E-commerce / Retail: 11%
    • Games / Entertainment: 7%
    • Internet / B2C: 19%
    • Mobile / Wireless: 9%
    • Social Networking / Community: 7%
    • Software / B2B: 14%
    • Other (BioTech/health,financial services, education, travel, etc.): 24%
  • Applicant Breakdown
    • 4,780 total applicants to the program
    • ~25% global acceptance rate
    • ~40% global graduation rate
  • 49 operated semesters spanning 20 existing locations: Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Santiago, Bogota, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Singapore, Jakarta, and Hanoi
  • 75+ potential new locations, many of which will be announced shortly (hint: Sydney)
 

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