The American Underground model has produced remarkable results since launching. In addition to attracting major national media attention ID8Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Business Insider, AU has attracted partnerships with some of the nation’s most influential startup-support organizations and thought leaders, most notably Google for Entrepreneurs. Through this partnership and others like it, American Underground companies have direct access to top-notch resources to help them scale and thrive. As noted in the 2013-2014 Annual Report, companies headquartered at AU raised a total of $20.7M and created 323 new jobs in 2014 alone. The report (full report shown below) demonstrates that entrepreneurial clusters can and do thrive outside of pricey metropolises much as NYC and San Francisco.