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Founder Insight 12/7/11

TheFunded.com Open Letter

Posted by Gopal Kamath on 2011-12-07

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Editor's Note: The Founder Institute is now the world’s largest startup incubator, in terms of companies launched. Yes, you read that right. With the recent graduations of our Summer semesters, we have now helped launch 415 technology startups worldwide, and we have done so in less than 2.5 years. TechCrunch covered the story yesterday, here.

Our model is working, and our vision of 'Globalizing Silicon Valley' is starting to take hold. Rather than bringing talent to Silicon Valley, we are going to different markets, gathering their best startup leaders, service providers, and most promising founders, and building local, teamwork-based startup ecosystems from the ground up.

Like any startup, we are celebrating the good news by... well, not celebrating at all. We are just putting our head down and continuing to push forward. We'll be releasing more comprehensive data in the coming days, so stay tuned.

- Jonathan Greechan (@jonnystartup)

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