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About The Vertical

One in every five entrepreneurs in the U.S. is an immigrant. Their enterprises generate more than $405 billion in tax revenue annually. Over 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or a child of immigrants.

In Silicon Valley, international founders started 52 percent of all new companies between 1995 and 2005. Immigrant-owned small businesses comprise 48 percent of New York City’s small businesses.

The Vertical provides practical inspiration and cultural guidance for international entrepreneurs.



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