Analytics of 150 Arabnet Startup companies
After my previous post on how to scrap data off arabnet’s website and turn it into an interesting database, It’s time to share some basic analytic i did from that same database.
Those analytics are waiting to be turned into an infographic that can go viral. Please feel free to take that data and visualize it – i need some help in blogging in here ;p
You can download the data in a clean format using this link. There are only the info of 150 startup in here from arabnet’s database – so it may not be really representative of the actual startup scene in MENA but rather Arabnet’s outreach…which may or may not be a reflection of reality.
Employees/Countries distribution table
|nbre of employees in startups per country|
This data doesn’t look “right” – some staring at it shows that there is one company in Egypt employing 700 person – so after taking that “deviation” out – here is the result i am left with
I leave you to jump to your own conclusions and start showing off your national pride.
Another interesting thing to look at is to see how far those start-up companies are growing – so here are some analytics on start-up sizes
|nbre of Employees||count|
So a large majority of companies are still really small-sized with less then 3 employees as an average size.
This data got me wondering – what are the categories/part of the industries hiring most people?
So here is a little table showing in which categories the start-up are flourishing
|category||# of entries|
Here is a table showing the number of employees employed in each category to define the most labor hungry parts of industries. the “movement” represents the difference between the position in this table and the one above. It can give an idea on most frequent categories, vs the ones that employ the most.
|category||# of Employees||movement|
The pending items to do on this list are the age of startups and most keywords used in descriptions field to know what those startups are really about and which culture they are emitting.
I guess afterward would be some time to turn the data into some real infographics – let me know if you have the arty skills to do so, i’ll be glad to offer up all the infographic inspirations.. otherwise i might have to commit an art crime and try visualzie myself.