Visually created The Startup Universe because of our curiosity and desire to delve into the network of startup funding and see the connections. Accurat and Ben Willers did an incredible job pulling together a huge dataset and designing a visualization that shows some of the most interesting info embedded in CrunchBase. The process of designing and creating a visualization like this is one of evolution and experiments. Here is a peek into that process:
Accurat worked on the project from the very beginning, designing the structure of the visualization. The design aim with the piece was to provide “visual access” to the CrunchBase database. The idea that was driving all of the process was to provide an easy environment allowing users to go back and forth from a V.C.-centric view, to a startup-centric view, to a founder-centric view.
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