Arnobio Morelix is a researcher and data scientist helping cities and regions around the world improve their economies through entrepreneurship. As Director of Research at Startup Genome he leads a global team quantifying and understanding startup ecosystems in over 50 cities and nearly 30 countries, helping public and private organizations identify what actions they can take to boost their economies. He serves data science-focused appointments at Stanford University and Inc. Magazine.
Before joining Startup Genome, Arnobio led the entrepreneurship data efforts at the Kauffman Foundation, a multi-billion dollar foundation focused on entrepreneurship. There he created some of the most widely used entrepreneurship indicators in the US, which have been called the “bible of entrepreneurship trends” by the Huffington Post, and have been used by senators, governors, city leaders, Fortune 500 companies, and the White House. He also led on the Kauffman Foundation side a multi-million dollar public-private partnership with the US Census Bureau to create the largest annual survey of entrepreneurs ever done in the US.
Arnobio’s research and analysis have been featured widely in national and global media, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC, among others. He is a frequent public speaker and has presented at South by Southwest, Facebook, the Federal Reserve Bank, and many others.