Once a buzzword takes off, it can quickly seem ubiquitous. Google News has over 30 million matches each for NFT and DeFi. Other popular terms in startupland, like “no-code,” “remote-first” and “metaverse” are also gaining traction.
We turned to Crunchbase data to get a sense of terms most in vogue for startups’ business descriptions. The resulting rankings for trending tech terms looks at criteria such as how many company descriptions contain the term, how much money they’ve raised, and the top individual funding recipients.