Everyone talks about how San Francisco has been overrun with startups, but now Zillabyte has taken a stab at visualizing it for you.
Zillabyte’s actually a San Francisco-based startup itself. It relaunched earlier this year, offering tools for developers who want to build data analysis apps.
In a recent-ish blog post, software engineer Nikhil Karnik talked about how he used the CrunchBase API, with some help from Zillabyte’s tech, to obtain the city, street address, and total funding raised for venture-backed companies. Then he used CartoDB to turn that data into time-lapsed maps.
I’ve embedded his maps of San Francisco and New York City above. His post includes maps of Austin and Palo Alto, too, and it goes into a lot more detail about the process — check it out, if you’re into that kind of thing.
I was also curious about what this would look like…
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