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Ages ago I had the idea of putting startups on a Google map and allowing them to add their location and logo. But as is the way with these things I never got around to doing it, which is why I’m glad someone else did.

Today I was emailed by Douglas De Jager, CEO of UK startup dotHomes, who obviously had the same thought and decided to create just such a map. I Twittered it to a few people today and, before I had a chance to post on it myself, was beaten to the punch by Jemima Kiss over at PDA.

So here’s the info:

Global map of startups

Startups in UK

Startups in Ireland
Startups in London

Startups in Silicon Valley

If you’ve any to add, then go ahead. You need a Google Map account, click Edit then add a Placemark and edit that. It’s not totally intuitive but it will do for now. Please don’t edit the name of the map.

Right now anyone can add anything. If you think we should make it so Douglas and I get to vet the companies on the map first, then let me know, but that might slow it down and introduce all sorts of issues.

Update: To prevent the map turning into a spammer’s paradise full of non-tech startups, we’ve taken it ‘back into the fold’ as it were, so now to add your company please email mapstartup@gmail.com with your location, URL, tag line/slogan, and logo URL for a image.

  • http://www.nakedyak.com Biff

    Hey Mike,

    Thanks for putting out the word about this. It’s great to be able to see who our neighbours are!

    ~biff~

  • http://londonbikers.com Jay Adair

    Great idea, I’ve put us on there :)

  • http://www.unltdworld.com Alberto Nardelli

    Great idea! Thanks for setting it up :)

  • http://www.techdigest.tv Katherine Hannaford

    They appear to be asking for addresses to be sent to them now, so just popped over Shiny Media’s address.

    What a great idea!

  • http://www.andrewskinner.name Andrew

    Now all the burglars know where to go for that schweet new media hardware

  • http://londonbikers.com Jay Adair

    Yeah, I wouldn’t give your exact location Andrew! I haven’t.

  • http://blogging.vc Christian Leybold

    Also check out http://www.startupvergnuegen.com for a map of start-ups, with a lot of them in Germany!

  • http://www.tagzania-blog.com Mikel Lizarralde

    We have already mapped Spanish startups, you can see them in Tagzania.

  • http://www.peopleperhour.com Simos Kitiris

    Fantastic idea – thanks Mike! Much needed (especially in London); will add us right away

  • Mike Butcher

    Update: To prevent the map turning into a spammer’s paradise full of non-tech startups, it’s been taken it ‘back into the fold’ as it were, so now to add your company please email mapstartup@gmail.com with your location, URL, tag line/slogan, and logo URL for a image.

  • http://www.arenaflowers.com ArenaFlowers

    That’s great! Tried adding as suggested here, looks like you have changed the method of acceptance. I have emailed the details. Would be great to see our Company listed here.

  • http://vzaar.com Dan vzaar

    Great idea: details submitted.

  • http://www.peopleperhour.com Simos Kitiris

    Yup good idea not to end up with a spammy map! Have emailed the details through Mike – not sure if they came through. Becoming a bit paranoid with email these days, with all the spam etc

  • http://www.iflorist.co.uk online flowers - Iflorist.co.uk

    It would be a great idea to have industry specific categories of start-up companies e.g Insurance or Retail

  • http://iflorist.co.uk beth iflorist.co.uk

    Great for startup. Would love to be listed here.

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