Mapping Web 2.0 Networks:
Startups, VCs, and Angel Investors

This research project has been initiated to reveal the interrelations in the highly innovative industry that deals with Web 2.0-technology.

Note: To enlarge the single graphs, just click on them. The data used to generate the following images have been obtained from CrunchBase (http://www.crunchbase.com) in October 2008.

Total network

This is the full network of the Web 2.0 world, consisting mainly of startups, venture capitalists and angel investors located in the Bay area of the US state California (Silicon Valley).

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Zooming into the network

The relationships between the entities become clearer.

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Amazon

The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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Sequoia Capital

A very dense network for Sequoia Capital. The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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Amiando

A more sparse network for Amiando, a Germany based start-up. The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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Microsoft

Besides funding rounds, Microsoft shows high acquisition activity. The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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Twitter

The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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Y Combinator

The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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Google

Google shows acquisition activity (entities linked with black lines). The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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Facebook

The relationship clarified (compared to the total view) since we (1) only keep the focal company and 2-tier entities (2) and reordered the network. To enlarge the graph, just click on it.

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