The report presents new cross-country descriptive evidence on innovative start-ups and related venture capital investments drawing upon Crunchbase, a new dataset that is unprecedented in terms of
scope and comprehensiveness.
1.significant cross-country differences in the professional and educational background of start-ups’ founders,
2. IP assets, and in particular the presence of an inventor in the team of founders, are strongly associated with start-ups’ success.
3. Finally, female founders are less likely to receive
funding, receive lower amounts when they do receive financing, and have a lower probability of successful exit, when other factors are controlled for.