over the nodes that represent cities/regions to get quick information regarding the city/region as well as its direction, type, and magnitude of funding, based on the current filters.
on a city/region to visualize venture capital flows coming to or from the city, scrolling down to see in-depth data -- hover over cities with arcs drawn to/from them to show relational data to the clicked node. Also click anywhere on land on the map to reset.
that the visualization uses size to encode information, with the circle radius displaying dollar amount of funding while the widths of the arcs indicate the investment quantity from one city to another, with direction and color showing flows of capital.
data dynamically by incoming funding (default aqua/green-colored circles) or outgoing investment (default purple-colored circles), by industry (of the companies receiving funding), by time frame (yearly from 1996 through 2016), and by United States or world map view.
with your mouse/trackpad on the map visualization to explore the information you care about and gain a clearer view. When you click on a city/region to show its arcs of investment or change your filter focus, the map automatically zooms back out to its default setting.
cities based on their investment archetype (only for the outgoing filter). Typically, cities are shaded purple for outgoing investment, but when selected, self-sustaining cities are highlighted blue, tech hubs red, spatially mismatched orange-brown, and financial centers dark pink.