2014 saw a stronger presence of non-US companies on our list of innovative startups receiving the largest A rounds (Table 1). Although Cambridge, Massachusetts, continues to be well represented (four startups on the list), four financings went to non-US firms, up from just one in 2013. The United States continues to dominate the global startup scene (Fig. 1), although the United Kingdom, with 14 A rounds, is resurgent (4 companies in 2012; 10 in 2013). The average size of an A round in Switzerland (∼$21 million) is greater than anywhere else in the world, including the United States (Table 2).
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Huggett, B. Innovative startups in 2014. Nat Biotechnol 33, 18 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3113