03 Dec 2013

STAT ALERT: The State of the U.S. Startup

$800 Million

In Sep. 2013, eBay Inc. announced it would acquire Braintree for $800 million cash – five years after the payment platform was founded.


The rate of growth in the number of womenowned enterprises over the past 16 years remains higher than the national average. Between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned firms grew at 1.5 times the national average, according to the “2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” by American Express OPEN.


Bigcommerce conducted a 2013 survey, finding 30-35 percent of its business client participants were hard at work between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., indicating new Internet business owners are moonlighting to make their dreams a reality. The largest group of moonlighters (33 percent) came from the south (Florida, Georgia and Texas led the pack), followed by west coast dreamers in Arizona, Colorado and California.

4 Years

Workers in the United States spend an average of four years at a single job, far lower than the other countries included in 2013 data from the Center for Health and Sciences. Britain’s 8.25 years was the second lowest, and Greece topped out at 13 years.


Today’s CEOs are entrepreneurs themselves, as 57 percent of them have started other companies, prior to their current positions and 47 percent intend to in the future, according to data verified by Statistic Brain.

Source: WebsiteMagazine.com


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