2018 Startup Outlook


US entrepreneurs are slightly more optimistic than a year ago; startups with hiring plans are at a five-year high and they say raising capital is getting easier.

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As Brexit negotiations continue, UK startups remain optimistic about business conditions, fundraising and hiring; one in four plan to set up a European outpost.

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Chinese entrepreneurs are increasingly confident about business prospects, as the tech ecosystem continues to grow and mature in the world’s second largest economy.

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2018 web-SUO-raising

Listen to entrepreneurs describe the grit and persistence required to raise startup capital and get tips for overcoming hurdles.

2018 web-SUO-access

Listen to startup founders describe the challenges of hiring the right team to execute their vision and get tips for succeeding.

Our annual report finds significant numbers of startups continue to have no women in leadership, yet a growing percentage have programs in place to change that.

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Two People Collaborating

Startup executives share insights into public policy issues, including access to talent, impact of regulations, healthcare costs, cybersecurity and corporate taxes.

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