Predicting success in the worldwide start-up network

  title={Predicting success in the worldwide start-up network},
  author={Moreno Bonaventura and Valerio Ciotti and Pietro Panzarasa and Silvia Liverani and Lucas Lacasa and Vito Latora},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
By drawing on large-scale online data we are able to construct and analyze the time-varying worldwide network of professional relationships among start-ups. The nodes of this network represent companies, while the links model the flow of employees and the associated transfer of know-how across companies. We use network centrality measures to assess, at an early stage, the likelihood of the long-term positive economic performance of a start-up. We find that the start-up network has predictive… 
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