Where Baby Startups Are Headed: Wellness, Entertainment, Agriculture, and Tourism

First of its kind data shows the domains picked by nearly 2,000 startups making their first steps

Tofi Stoler 16:0504.02.18

A first of its kind dataset reveals where baby startups are headed—potentially, where disruption is headed next. The answer: wellness, entertainment, agriculture, and tourism top the list of domains picked by startups making their first steps in the world.


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The unique dataset comes from a survey of 1,970 one-pagers—one page descriptions outlining the mission statement and business plans of startups usually used when approaching potential investors. All of the one-pagers were created using an online service developed by Israel-based startup VCforU.Com Ltd., helping startups generate one-pagers by filling out an online questionnaire.


Infographic showing baby startups trends according to VCforU data. Photo: VCforU Infographic showing baby startups trends according to VCforU data. Photo: VCforU



According to the data aggregated by VCforU, 21% of all companies sampled, a total of 416 startups, picked health and wellness as their industries of choice, including startups operating in the domains of mobile health, biotech, and pharma-related tech. 12% of all startups sampled picked ecommerce as their industry, followed by 7% that picked entertainment as their main domain, 5.7% in agricultural tech and food tech, and 5% in travel and tourism.



One-pagers analyzed were generated by companies that registered with VCforU in 2017 and have completed the online process in full. From the 1,970 companies sampled, around 41% are based in Israel and over 21% in the U.S.


Founded in 2016 and based in Haifa, a port city in the northern district of Israel, VcforU has over 7,000 startups coming from 117 countries registered with the service, 73% of which are early stage seed or round A startups.
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