This “data driven exploration of the US startup ecosystem” attempts to uncover the fastest growing startups nationwide by “MM Growth Score,” including factors such as: monthly unique visitors, mobile downloads, social media metrics, hiring, and equity financing — from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
Based on MM research and analysis, Twin Cities B2B saas marketing startup LeadPages is the local leader; a second big Minnesota takeaway concludes “healthcare” is the dominate startup industry. Between what is publicly known and anecdotally observed, it’s highly probable that LeadPages is in fact Minnesota’s fastest growing startup.
However, like many of these types of reports and rankings, there’s inherent subjectivity and often incomplete data at play. For example, “growth” can be considered a number of ways (revenue?), as can “healthcare” as an industry. The 100+ page product ($99) is an ambitious effort, unique in nature, and surely just the beginning of a more measured market future.