I'm still trying to figure out what influences which start-up is visible and which is not on AngelList. Partially, I think it has to do with the personal preferences of the folks at the AngelList, that possibly set some flags, and partially it has to do with who is following the start-up, if any.
I am not talking about "public link" to your profile -- that one is designed for you to share around and drive more traffic to AngelList itself. I am talking about drilling down the start-up by location or market and not being able to see your company anywhere. And that's how the users of AngelList navigate - down the hierarchical link paths.
Do you agree with my assumptions or have a different angle on this?
If you find my premise plausible, let's run an experiment and put it to the test. If you have a start-up profile on AngelList and have no followers, let's exchange "followings"? Simply go to my "public link" (http://angel.co/usabilitest) and click "follow", and I will follow your profile in return.
This post was originally posted in in this discussion but I was advised by a moderator to post it as a new question...